Written by Christine / Fiona

April 29, 2018

Parish Notices

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: The second Parent Workshop is on Wednesday 2nd May 7.00pm at St Thomas the Apostle Primary School. If you have missed last week’s workshop, please attend this one. For further information please contact Leah at St Thomas the Apostle School or Fiona at the Parish Office.

SALE DIOCESE CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK: Each year the celebration of Catholic Education Week in the Diocese of Sale is a highlight. It offers all forty-four schools in the Diocese the opportunity to celebrate their Catholic identity and educative mission in their local communities and across the Diocese. In this, the Year of Youth for the Church in Australia, the theme for Catholic Education Week is inspired by the words of Jesus as proclaimed in John’s Gospel, “Come and See” (John 1:39), and will be celebrated between Friday 27 April and Friday 4 May.

ST PETER’S COLLEGE: During Catholic Education Week we welcome Staff and Student Leaders from St Peter’s College to our 10.45am Sunday Mass this weekend. It gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the very important place that St Peter’s College has in the lives of the families of our parish, but also the opportunity to once again express our deep gratitude for their continuing generous and practical support for our parish. It underlines the importance of our relationship but also the wonderful fruits that are come from it.

THE FATHER JAMES WALL BURSARY is awarded to a Year 10 Catholic secondary school student who demonstrates leadership potential in a range of areas, including science, arts, public speaking, sporting activities, community service and social justice activities. Congratulations to Mikayla van der Velden of St Peter’s College Cranbourne West Campus who was selected from a very strong field of candidates across three Diocese, Melbourne, Sale and Bunbury.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: This weekend, there will be a special collection for the Education of Seminarians Bursary Fund to support our seminarians. Next weekend there will be a special collection for the Military Ordinariate. Please give generously.

CALLING ALL YOUTHS: Hi guys! We’re setting up a new Youth Group this term and we would love for any youths in high school or older from the parish to join. Our first gathering will happen on the 4th of May from 7.30pm to 9.00pm at St Peter’s on the 1st level of our worship place. Come and have some fun! If you’re interested, please send an email to Sheryllin at


On Pentecost Sunday this year (May 20th) the 3-year process towards the Plenary 2020 will be launched in Catholic parishes around Australia. The journey commences with Open Dialogue and Listening Encounters for 12 months from 2018-2019. More details of launch resource materials and ongoing resources for this 12 month process will be supplied by the Plenary Council Executive and the Plenary Facilitation Team.

In the meantime, you can stay up to date by visiting the Plenary Council website and subscribing with your email address for the latest updates.

PROCLAIM 2018: Bishop Pat is encouraging parishes to consider sending representatives to Proclaim 2018. This national conference in Brisbane will engage parishes and faith communities in a conversation focusing on five key areas: Leadership, Culture Change, Young People, Belonging and Evangelisation. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Make your home in me” (Jn 15:4) and the conference aims to assist Catholic communities in preparing for the Plenary 2020. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES April 22 and there are also group discounts (5 delegates for the price of 4). Register at  Please see notice board for additional information.

COMBINED PARISHES RAFFLE 2018 booklets are due back now regardless of whether or not they have been sold. Please ensure that they are placed with all monies ($20 per book) in a sealed envelope.  These can be placed on the collection plate at Mass or returned to the parish office. Please do not remove the staple which holds the booklets together.

HOLY MASS ENVELOPES: The Parish has ordered envelopes for you to offer Mass booking for the faithful departed. You can return the envelopes in the collection plate or to the Parish Office. We do request that you write your phone number so that we can contact you should the Mass you request is not available.

*RAFFLE BOOKLET beginning with 027601: If you have this booklet in your possession, please contact the Parish Office immediately.*


ALL ADULT PARISHIONERS – The Parish Council has recently updated our Parish Code of Conduct for the Safety of Children and Vulnerable Adults within our Parish and feel that in order to truly create a child safe environment it is necessary for all adult parishioners to read, understand and sign that they will adhere to all aspects of the Parish Code of Conduct. If you have any questions about this, please contact our Parish Safety Officer at the Parish Office. is a revolutionary online platform featuring the best Catholic videos, audio talks, eBooks and movies from trusted partners like the Augustine Institute, St. Paul Center, Marian Fathers, Lighthouse Catholic Media, Ignatius Press and Word on Fire. Catechism and Personal Faith Formation are at the fingertips of every parishioner. St Thomas the Apostle parishioners are very privilege to have free access to this. To get the parish code contact Parish Office: 5998 0947 or email:

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