Written by Christine / Fiona

November 4, 2018

Parish Notices


Listen to what the spirit is saying……


We invite each parishioner to participate in the Listening and Dialogue sessions starting on the 3rd of November and on each Saturday afterwards and on each Wednesday throughout November according with the table below. Our faith, thoughts, life experience and desires are important to re-encounter God’s truth and love in our own families, communities, in the Catholic Church and for Australia. So let us come together and please feel free to extend the invitation to members of your family and any other friends you may wish to bring along.– Come and see!

EVENING SESSIONS: at St Peter’s College at 7.30 pm       Dates: Wednesday : 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, November

WEEKEND SESSIONS: at St Peter’s College at 4.00 pm     Dates: Saturday: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, November

DAY SESSIONS: at Blue Hills Chapel at 10.15 am              Dates: 1st Session: Wed 7 Nov & 2nd Session: Thu 15 Nov


Please visit the Plenary Council webpage:


Plenary Council Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit of Pentecost.

Come, Holy Spirit of the great South Land.

O God, bless and unite all your people in Australia

and guide us on the pilgrim way of the Plenary Council.

Give us the grace to see your face in one another

and to recognise Jesus, our companion on the road.

Give us the courage to tell our stories

and to speak boldly of your truth.

Give us ears to listen humbly to each other

and a discerning heart to hear what you are saying.

Lead your Church into a hope-filled future,

that we may live the joy of the Gospel.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

bread for the journey from age to age. Amen

Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us.

St Mary MacKillop, pray for us.


EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – after Saturday evening Mass. From November, on the First Saturday each month there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for half an hour following the Saturday evening Mass. This will commence in November

RCIA: The Rite of Acceptance will be celebrated at the 10.45am Mass this Sunday 4th November.

SALE DIOCESE CELEBRATES THE CLOSURE OF THE YEAR OF THE YOUTH: “The LAMP ABLAZE” – All youths are cordially invited to join in the celebration of Thanksgiving for the wonderful opportunities afforded us during this Year of the Youth and to officially mark the closure of the Year of the Youth. Date: 17th November at St Agatha’s Parish Cranbourne (please note venue change). Registration between 8.30 – 9.30am. Cost: $5 payable on the day. Registration or FB page

STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES – New set of stewardship envelopes will be available from the 17th/18th November weekend onwards at all weekend Masses.

OLIVE WOOD CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS are available for purchase after this weekend Masses.

SACRAMENT INFORMATION SESSION – All family who has child/children making Sacraments in 2019 at our Parish are invited to an information evening on 4th Dec 2018 at 7.30pm at St Thomas the Apostle Primary School.
PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL – Thursday 8th November 7.30pm at the Parish Office.

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD – Deacon Paul Hiep Van Nguyen will be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Sale on Saturday 15th  December at 11.00 am at St Mary’s Cathedral Sale. All are most welcome to attend. We are also seeking singers for the Diocesan Choir for the Ordination. Please contact Sophy Morley or phone 03 5622 6677 to register your interest if have not already done so.

Diocesan Choir rehearsals

10.30 am Saturday 24th November at St Mary’s Church, 52 Monash Rd, Newborough

11.30 am Saturday 1st December at St Mary’s Cathedral, Foster St Sale

We would like singers to come to one of these rehearsals as well as the final rehearsal at 9.30 am on the day of the Ordination.

Singers will be sent music beforehand.

POSITION OF SACRAMENT CO-ORDINATOR / PASTORAL WORKER – Our Lady Help Of Christians Parish, Narre Warren.  The Parish is looking to employ a suitable person for four days a week (24 hours across a week).  The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for the preparation and management of the parish sacrament program.  This position forms part of the parish pastoral team and will include involvement in other pastoral work as required.  Suitable applicants can forward their resume via email, addressed to The Parish Priest by 3.00pm on Friday 9th November 2018.  Please contact the Parish Office on 9704 7935 for the position description.


Event display:      Monday, 10 December, 2018 to Friday, 11  January, 2019

Where:                 St Elizabeth’s Parish, 107 Baker Rd, Dandenong North

A traditional and stunning nativity scene to mark fifteen years this festive season. It features scenes starting with Mary and Joseph looking for a place to stay, finding only a stable free, the birth of Jesus, visits from the shepherds, the three kings and ends with the holy family fleeing to Egypt. This free event is open to everyone—children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Viewing time:    After mass times and any other time by appointments only (Visitors are recommend to make prior appointments to view the display)

Details:               Wilson on 0428 927 110 or 9795 6217 (parish office)

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PIETY STALL – Holy Beginnings piety stall opens every 2nd weekend of the Month. For orders and enquiries, call Rick & Anita on 0450 782 558. Month of November is on the 10th & 11th.

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