Parish Notices

BAPTISM PREPARATION: Sunday 3rd June at 2.00pm in parish office

ST PETER’S COLLEGE BOARD: Wednesday 7.30pm

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION with Bishop Pat on Saturday 23rd June at 2.00pm

PARISH FEAST DAY MASS with Bishop Pat on Sunday 1st July at 10.45am

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA): The RCIA is for any of the following: An unbaptised adult seeking to become a full member of the Catholic Church; a baptised adult of another Christian Church desiring to be in full communion with the Catholic Church; A Catholic who has not been fully initiated into the Church and needs suitable preparation prior to the celebration of Confirmation and Eucharist; A Catholic seeking to be renewed in his/her faith; a non-Catholic who just wants to know more about the Catholic Church. Now is the time for people who wish to participate in the coming RCIA group to contact Fr Denis at the Parish Office. We invite every family to invite one person or family to join the RCIA. St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church is always delighted to welcome and assist those who wish to know more about the Catholic faith.

STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES: Please collect your envelopes which are placed at the back of our worship space. This would include those who contribute through Direct Debit and Credit Card. Thank you.

STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPE #82 – Would the parishioner who uses envelope #82 for Stewardship giving please contact Christine at the parish office on 5998 0947.

PIETY STALL – Holy Beginnings will be here next weekend for you to purchase all your religious items. For orders and enquiries, call Rick & Anita on 0450 782 558.

YOUTH GROUP: Next meeting on 15th June 7.30pm at St Peter’s College. For enquiries, please contact the parish office.

YARRA THEOLOGICAL UNION OPENS ENROLMENT BOOKING FOR SEMESTER 2 STUDY
Discover new depths to your faith. Yarra Theological Union, a Catholic College of the University of Divinity, is taking enrolments for theological study. Enrolment appointments are from 25th June until 12th July 2018.  Phone 9890 3771 or admin@ytu.edu.au for an appointment. See www.ytu.edu.au

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. Register at http://proclaimconference.com.au/  Please see notice board for additional information.

COMBINED PARISHES RAFFLE – Thank you to everyone who participated in the fundraising event. The draw will take place on 2nd June and the results will appear on The Age, Herald Sun and Geelong Advertiser newspapers on the Wednesday (June 6) following the draw under “Public Notices” classification. We aim to have all prizes available within 7 working days of the draw. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Christina Liew on 0459 824 110 or email Christina.liew@bigpond.com. Thank you for all your anticipated cooperation and for making this Combined Catholic Parishes Raffle a success.

CHOSEN “You did not choose me but I chose you, and I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last”

This conference from 12-15 July at Mannix College Melbourne focus on evangelising young people and nurturing their missionary initiatives. If you are interested and wish to register, please visit www.chosenconference.org.au.

 

ALL ADULT PARISHIONERS – The Parish Council has 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.

 

FORMED.org 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: parish@stthomasap.org.au.
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