THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (Year C) – 5th May 2019

Written by Christine / Fiona

May 6, 2019

Plenary Council  “Year of Listening and Discernment”

Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Diocesan Plenary Candle, to be hosted this week in our Parish

We welcome the image of Our Lady and the Diocesan Plenary Candle this week in our Parish and a special meeting with Sophy Morley on the evening of 7th May at 7.30pm. We invite every parishioner to take part on this night. As we continue the preparation to the Plenary Council 2020, Sophy will lead us in prayer and fill us in with important information on the next stage of the Year of Listening and Discerning.

Sophy Morley, Prayer and Info Night, Evening 7th May 7.30pm – St Peter’s School

Diocesan Pilgrimage in our Parish and St Thomas Primary School: week of Sunday 5th May

“Let us keep up our prayers all this week asking the intercession of Our Lady of God to grant us with his graces as we host the image of the Mother of Jesus”

Plenary Council website:



WE WELCOME AS CHILDREN OF GOD – Yenuk Joseph Perera, child of Niresh & Francisco and Nixon King, child of Luke & Rebecca.

PARISH MEETING: On Tuesday evening at 7.30pm Sophy Morley from the Diocese of Sale will hold the first preparation meeting for our parish for the Diocesan Assembly which will be held in September. I encourage every interested parishioner to please attend.

STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES – will be available for collection at all Masses next weekend. This new set of envelopes will be up to July. Receipts for all giving including Credit Card and Direct Debit will be issued in mid-July.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: this Saturday after the 6.00pm Mass. Join us for adoration.


Good Shepherd Sunday – This weekend special collection for the Education of Seminarians Bursary Fund will be taken up.

THANK YOU– We are very grateful for your generous contribution of $1261.10 for Sri Lanka.

PIETY STALL – Holy Beginnings piety stall opens every 2nd weekend of the month. Month of May is on the 11th & 12th. For orders and enquiries, call Rick & Anita on 0450 782 558.

CHOSEN CONFERENCE – All youth and young adults between 18-30 years old are invited to join this conference organised by Jesus Youth. Its focus is on evangelising young people and nurturing their missionary initiatives. 4th – 7th July at Sacred Heart Girl’s College Melbourne. For registration and more information visit or email or phone 0491 002 081. Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord, you God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1;9.

CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ FEDERAL ELECTION STATEMENT: The bishops call for respect in public debate, share Catholic social teaching and detail some key issues to reflect on before you vote. “Politics in service of peace: a statement by the Catholic bishops of Australia for the 2019 federal election” can be found at

AUSTRALIAN PASTORAL MUSICIANS CONFERENCE 2019: Registrations for the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network 2019 Conference Listen to the Spirit and Sing! are now open. The Conference is from 1-3 October 2019 at Catholic Leadership Centre, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. Please see the attached flyer and visit our APMN Conference website Information about our dynamic keynote speakers and program details are available online an online platform featuring Catholic videos, audio talks, eBooks and movies from partners like the Augustine Institute, St. Paul Center, Marian Fathers, Lighthouse Catholic Media, Ignatius Press and Word on Fire. St Thomas the Apostle parishioners have free access to this. To get the parish code contact Parish Office: 5998 0947 or email:


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