Parish Notices

OPEN PARISH MEETING WITH BISHOP O’REGAN to begin preparations for the Plenary Council 2020. This to be held at St Thomas the Apostle Primary School on Tuesday 29th May at 7.30pm.

CONFIRMATION PARENT & CHILD WORKSHOPS: Wednesday 30th May at 7.00pm at St Thomas the Apostle School.

SPECIAL COLLECTION this weekend: Trinity Families was established by the Diocese of Sale to provide support for families within our region.  Please support this charity work in the diocese. Donation envelopes are available at both entrances and to be placed in the collection plate. Thank you.

YOUTH GROUP: Hey guys, remember to come along to our Youth Group where we have worship, fun and games on the 1st of June and 15th of June. We meet from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at St Peter’s College on the first level of our worship space

PLENARY 2020: The 3-year process towards the Plenary 2020 has begun. The journey commences with Open Dialogue and Listening Encounters.  For more information, visit the Plenary Council website http://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au for more information.

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.

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. Here’s a few things for you to note:

  1. The Raffle will be drawn at St Simon’s Parish, 2 Taylor’s Lane, Rowville at 7.15pm on June 2, 2018 and as many people as possible are encouraged to attend.
  2. Winners will be contacted on the day of the draw.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 me, 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.

ST ANTHONY’S REUNION FOR 1969 GRADE 6 STUDENTS: A reunion is planned for 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Grade 6 in 1969 at St Anthony’s Noble Park. A list of the contact details is being compiled of the students who completed Grade 6 in that year. Please e-mail Teresa Kemp at teresak@bigpond.com for information or to leave contact details.

ST VINCENT PALLOTTI SCHOLARSHIP: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN – the Scholarship Trust offer scholarships to enable lay people to further their understanding and skills in leadership/ministry or a specialised activity, such as promoting faith enhancement, social justice and pastoral care.  Applications close 23rd July 2018. Details and application: http://www.pallottine.org.au/scholarships/st-vincent-pallotti-scholarship-for-lay-ministry.html

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.

 

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