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Melbourne Diocese
Upcoming Events 2016
Parish Update Sept 21

Diocese Youth Site

September 2016
15 Collywood, St Joseph's P.Sch
18 Sun 25C. Cooking & Lunch after 10.30 Mass, Aikenhead Wing
21 St Matthew
23 St Pius of Pietrelchina (Padre Pio)
25 Sun 26C. Mid-Autumn Festival 5-6.30pm parish hall. Social justice Sunday
27 St Vincent de Paul
29 Archangels

October 2016
2 Sun 27C
4 Francis of Assisi
9 Sun 28C
16 Sun 29C
22 Parish healing Mass 10am & cuppa, St John's
23 Sun 30C
'30 Sun 31C

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Children's Liturgy 10.30 Mass, 1st & 3rd Sundays, with Virginia & Jennifer

Sacramental Program for Children

At the Parish
Centre behind St John’s Presbytery at 4 pm (enter
from Hodgkinson Street).
Those parents of children wishing to attend are asked
to ring Jenny Perry on 9481 8282 or Janice O’Rourke
on 0408 556 862 for more information.

The joy of love - of love in the family
Full text and summary can be found here

World Youth Day - Pope to Young People in Krakow

MORE of the young Australians in the Encounter Poland group travelling with Melbourne Bishop Mark Edwards for World Youth Day reflect on the power and the beauty of the opening Mass, the liturgy, the sacred music, and the hospitality of the people of Poland.

Parish of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
Clifton Hill - Collingwood

Gospel Reflection 2016
Sun 26C
Sept 24-25  Fr Peter Hoang

When the reality of the situation dawns on the rich man, he is concerned that his brothers do not make the same mistake. But Jesus points out that they already have the teaching of Moses and the prophets who repeatedly call Israel to justice and mercy. If people are prepared to ignore that call, what difference will it make “even if someone should rise from the dead”? it is this phrase which offers a challenge to Christians. Do we too, like the rich man, fail to see and respond to the needs in our world?  >More

 Ignoring the poor

   [Updated Sept 22]

Snippets from Within
* Fr Bernie Graham is Leaving us for a couple of weeks to attend a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Don Bosco to Northern Italy, along with a number of Salesians connected with our Salesian schools around Australia. We wish him well on his journey.
* A big thank you to Margaret Amarant for laundering our church linen. Margaret took on this task when Franca retired a couple of years ago and we are most appreciative of Margaret’s commitment.
* A bigger thank you (if possible) to Eileen Hart. As you will remember Eileen has been plugging away at entering all baptism information onto our computer and completed back to 1917—almost 100 years !! An absolutely fantastic effort. Wow, what a legend !! Thank you so much !!
* Fr Frank Moloney is again leaving us for the wild blue yonder on his lecture tour around the world for four weeks. Stay safe this time Fr Frank !!

Meeters & Greeters
We would like to invite our parishioners to join Carmen, Trevor, Sr Joan, Brother Jeff, Vicki and Jennifer in creating a Welcoming and Hospitality team, as part of our commitment to the Year of Mercy.
This ministry would include: greeting worshippers, handing out the bulletin and reflection sheets, and helping to organize and host a cuppa after Mass. We welcome anyone who has ideas, would like to help or would just like to become more involved in parish life. Please contact Jennifer for further details. <>

Salesian Cagliero Project 
Would you like to volunteer overseas?
The Cagliero Project, run by the Salesians of Don Bosco, gives Australians an opportunity to devote six to twelve months in volunteer service to youth in overseas Salesian schools, youth centres and orphanages. We are also present in host communities to be role models, people that young people can aspire to be. The experience as a Cagliero volunteer is not about the volunteer but is focused on the people we go to serve. However, serving as a Cagliero volunteer will probably be the most rewarding thing you’ll ever do!
Applications for January 2017 departures are open until October 15th, 2016. Please visit for more information..

The Parish Healing Mass, which is held bi-annually, is to be celebrated at St John’s Church on Saturday, 22nd October commencing at 10 am. Please join us for healing and then afterwards in the Presbytery for a ‘cuppa tea and a bit of cake’.

Mid-Autumn Festival
Come and join St Joseph's Eucharistic Youth Group in celebrating the Mid Autumn Festival. Sunday 25 Sep 5pm -6.30pm in the Parish Hall behind St John’s Presbytery (enter from Hodgkinson Street) - Come along for the fun and enjoy the delicious spring rolls, fried rice and those irresistible fried chicken wings that we all can’t get enough of. There will also be games and a lantern parade for the children (lanterns provided).

Marriage Encounter Weekend
get life’s tensions and interruptions and rekindle the closeness, intimacy, love and romance that brought you together. Recharge your relationship batteries and explore the precious nature of your marriage, allowing you both to share your feelings, hopes and dreams with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit.
2016 Melbourne weekend date : 11-13 November
Starts 7 pm on Friday. Ends 5 pm Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided.
Information/Bookings: PH: Marianne and Marcel on 03 9733 0997 Email:

St Joseph's Rebuild
Hallelujah !! After almost ten years of waiting (our church burned down in April, 2007) the builders have finally moved in. Wheee !!
The interior of our proposed St Joseph’s church is designed to make members of the congregation feel like participants in the Mass rather than just observers. Each part of the church has a symbolic meaning and the furnishings in the church serve a specific purpose. Below is the list of furniture and fittings, together with estimated costs. These have been provided by our Interior Designers and Liturgical Designers. These professional designers work closely with churches.
If you would like to contribute towards the cost of one of the below items please contact Fr Peter. So far, we have received contributions for the pulpit/lectern, tabernacle, vestibule, cross, crucifix, table for chalice and paten, three pews and one stained glass window.

St Joseph's amazing Fundraiser July 15. Click image to view more, thanks to Can Tran.

15-day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan, including Petra with Fr Sang Ho. Cost is $5,250 all included. Contact is Shereen on 9547 7598 or Allan on 9792 4444.

Christian Meditation
Tuesday mornings in St John’s Church after morning Mass, approx 9.45 am for 20 minutes. All welcome. Enquiries Lorenza Nolan on 9386 6198. Email :


Sep 24-25 Rich Man & Lazarus

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Fr Martin Tanti - Salesian Vocation Story
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Salesian Priest or Brother
working with youth?
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