FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Year A) – 1st Dec 2019

Written by Christine / Fiona

December 3, 2019



We cordially invite every parishioner to take part of the sessions of Listening and Discerning

Next session: Saturday 7th of December 2019 – St Peter’s College, 2 pm to 4.30 pm

As we have heard from Fr Denis and members of the Plenary Council team, in October 2020, the Catholic Church in Australia will gather for the first Plenary Council to be held since the second Vatican Council. We have been praying for the Holy Spirit to guide us in dialogue and help us to understand the current reality of the Catholic Church in Australia. Bishops and many representatives of our parishes, schools and organisations, will gather in conversation and decision making reviewing all the responses we submit in the desire to uphold a Church that is Christ – centred. That is why is so important that we come together to take part in the phase of Listening and Discerning so can our voices will reach the conversations in the Plenary Council. We have this opportunity again to express in communal prayer and reflection our deep hopes and yearnings for a future where Jesus Christ is the centre of the lives in each family.

In our parish, we will hold 5 sessions all at St Peter’s College on a Saturday afternoon from 2 pm to 4.30 pm.

7th December 2019 – Theme: “A church called to be Christ–centred: Inclusive, participatory and Synodal”

8th February 2020 – Theme: “A Church called to be Christ–centred: Prayerful and Eucharistic”

29th February 2020 – Theme: “A Church called to be Christ–centred: Humble, healing and Merciful”

21th March 2020 – Theme: “A Church called to be Christ–centred: A joyfull, hope-filled and servant community”

18th April 2020 – Theme: “A Church called to be Christ–centred: Open to conversation, renewal and reform”

Please contact the Parish Office or Sonia Ruiz Mob No. 0458 252 938 to confirm your attendance so we can prepare the material needed for the day.

*** Saturday 7th of December 2019 – St Peter’s College, 2 pm to 4.30 pm ***

If you would like to have a bit more information on each theme prior to each session, please visit the Plenary Council website:



RCIA – Period of Catechumanate.- Prayer cards: Please collect a card from the entrance tables and continue to pray for Margaret Grech, Junghee Youm and Dhaneshi Mannapperuma.  In this period of the RCIA process, we continue sharing with them the Sunday Gospel and we are formed in how to live our faith through every Sacrament. Even our catechumens cannot yet share the Body of Christ, they attend the Liturgy of the Word at 10.45 Masses.  Please continue praying for them.



Clyde North – Wednesday 11th December at 7.30pm at St Peter’s College

Pakenham – Thursday 12th December at 7.30pm

Narre Warren – Tuesday 17th December at 7.30pm

Berwick – Wednesday 18th December at 7.30pm

Cranbourne – Thursday 19th December at 7.30pm



Tuesday at 7.00pm: St Peter’s College Presentation Night

Thursday at 7.30pm: God Start meeting at parish office

WE WELCOME AS A CHILD OF GOD – Natalie Georgia Neville, child of Aquiline & Dorothi & Ziah Austin Benvenuto, child of Anotnio & Kimberly.

STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPESPlease pick-up your new set of stewardship envelopes at the back of our worship space. For parishioners giving through Direct Debit and Credit Card, please pick-up your receipts. Thank you.

PIETY STALLADVENT WREATH on SALE NOW. For orders and enquiries, call Rick & Anita on 0450 782 558. Month of December the piety stall will open on 14th & 15th.

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS DAILY REFLECTIONS BOOKLET – The way is a pocket-size book containing short, spiritually rich daily reflections from the beginning of Advent through to Baptism of the Lord. Cost: $4.00. Please put your payment in the box provided.

FORMED.ORG – prepare for Advent with Formed.Org. Walk with Dr Tim Grey on a journey of renewal to ready your heart for the coming of Christ. Call the Parish Office to get your free subscription code.

FAMILY PRAYERS – First Friday of every month. December is on the 6th 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.

BAKE SALE: Zion Youth fundraiser this weekend. Support our youths and buy your cakes today!

ALTAR SERVER PIZZA NIGHT – Friday 13th Dec at 6.00pm – 8.00pm at St Peter’s College. Please pick-up your consent form and return to the parish office by Sun 8th Dec.

EMMAUS WALKING RETREAT – is a seven-day Walking Retreat in South Gippsland is a guided retreat with the opportunity to spend some reflective time walking as a small community just like the disciples did on the road to Emmaus. A reasonable fitness is essential with average daily distances between 15 and 24 km. Accommodation and transport are provided, meals are not included. Date: 22nd – 29th March 2020 | Cost: $1500 (10% early bird discount by 16th Dec 2019) | Registration: by 6th Jan 2020. For more info, please visit https:

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND – Life and Heart of Mary Tour. 12 Days Departing Melbourne 13 Jan 2020 return 26th Jan 2020. For more info please contact Regina Abraham 0433 156 419 or email:

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