27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year C) – 6th October 2019

Written by Christine / Fiona

October 7, 2019


Dear Parishioners,

You are cordially invited to Fr Denis O’Bryan’s 40th Ordination Anniversary on October 27, 2019

beginning with Mass at 10:45am at St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Clyde North. Followed by a Celebratory Luncheon in the Lower Room of St Peter’s College.

Please bring a plate to share. Please list the dish you will bring on the day on the clipboards provided at both entrances.


*We will be taking up a collection for the parish gift this weekend at all Masses. *



WE WELCOME– Fr James Acreman & Fr Christopher Ford from the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) to St Thomas the Apostle Parish and we thank Fr James & Fr Christopher for celebrating all our weekend Masses this week.

PIETY STALL –operates every 2nd weekend of the month. October is on 12th & 13th. For orders and enquiries, call Rick & Anita on 0450 782 558.

FAMILY PRAYERS – First Friday of every month. November is on the 1st from 7.30pm – 8.30pm St Peter’s College Clyde North upper level where Mass is celebrated. For enquiries, call Jean-Paul Antoine 5990 7777.

SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT: 14 – 21 November 2019 – Holy Cross Centre, Templestowe.  Join us for one to seven days for a chance to rest and reflect. Spiritual directors – Marlene Marburg and Bernadette Miles

Cost:  $1390 for the full retreat, 0r $199 per day (includes accommodation, all meals and daily spiritual direction). The silent directed retreat is a privileged time when we can tune out the noise and distractions of our regular routines in order to more intentionally focus on our relationship with God.  We offer you a beautiful environment, silence and daily spiritual direction in which you can rest and reconnect to the source of life. Bookings are now being finalised. Visit http://www.kardia.com.au/programs/retreats/silent-directed-retreat/

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A LISTENING CHURCH – 17th Oct 7.00pm at Sacred Heart School Hall, Morwell. Speaker Fr Noel Connolly is a Columban missionary priest. Fr Noel is presently Coordinator of Mission and Culture at the Catholic Institute of Sydney and lectures in Mission theology at the Australian Institute of Theological Education, a member of Catholic Mission’s Adult Formation Team and last year was appointed by the Australian Catholic Bishop Conference to the Facilitation Team for the Plenary Council 2020. Come and listen to Fr Noel’s talk. RSVP by 12th Oct to mwellcathpar@netspace.net.au


OCTOBER MONTH OF THE ROSARY – Prayers in the Park at 10am on Saturday 12th October at Heritage Park on Selandra Boulevard. We will pray 15 decades of the Rosary. We had a big presence last year, lets make this year an even bigger gathering. Come join us & bring your family and friends.



We thank everyone who have joined us in the L.A.M.P Youth Festival on Saturday. We also thank those who have helped in many different ways to make this event a successful one.


RCIA – Period of Enquiry.- We continue praying for: Margaret Grech, Junghee Youm and Dhaneshi Mannapperuma. May God bless them as they travel together in faith and trust. This period of enquiry will culminate at the Rite of Acceptance in November where we as a parish will give witness of their commitment to continue this journey into the period of the Catechumenate. Please pray for them.



All volunteers who have not attended a session, please attend the next session as listed. This is a requirement by Bishop Pat that all parish volunteers attend one session. We thank those who have already attended the training held earlier this year.

Location                           Day                           Date                                    Time                                                    

Leongatha                   Sunday           27/10/2019                           2pm -4:3Opm

Traralgon                    Saturday            9/11/2019                          10am – 12:30pm

Cranbourne         Saturday                22/02/2020                          10am – 12:30pm


Location                           Day                           Date                                    Time                                                    

Sale                          Sunday                       1/03/2020                         2pm -4:3Opm

Narre Warren     Thursday                  12/03/2020                       7pm – 9:30pm

Berwick            Saturday                    14/03/2020                           2pm -4:3Opm

Pakenham                   Saturday        21/03/2020                           10am – 12:30pm

VIT registered teachers and early childhood service workers continue to be exempt from holding a WWC Check but from 1 September 2019, must notify Working with Children Check Victoria (WWCCV) of any child-related work they do outside of their school or early childhood service based position (whether paid or voluntary).

If a teacher’s VIT registration is suspended or cancelled, WWCCV may notify the organisations listed that the teacher exemption no longer applies.

To notify WWCCV of their other child-related work, teachers must complete the ‘Teacher notification’ form. This form must be completed before the end of the 2019 school year. If any teacher needs assistance with this new process, please  contact Corralee on Wednesday at the Parish Office.


SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES available from Newman College for any students who intends to enter, or is currently studying at, the University of Melbourne. Please visit www.newman.unimelb.edu.au for more info or see flyer at both entrances.

STUDY TOUR OF THE BIBLICAL LANDS Catholic Theological College Study Tour of the Biblical Lands:

14 November – 7 December 2020 Jordan, Israel & Palestinian Territories and Greece and option for 3 days in Crete and Delphi.Tour Leaders: Dr Rosemary Canavan & Rev. Anthony Dean CM. Information Session: Saturday 19 October 2019: 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Catholic Theological College Open Day: Wednesday 6 November 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Includes Study Options, Building and Library Tour, Refreshments. RSVP by Friday 1 November. RSVP for both events to Jenny Delahunt on 9412 3314 or jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au

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