Written by Christine / Fiona

November 21, 2019



– Missionary and Evangelising?

Our parish Plenary Council Animators in conjunction with some members of the Parish Council team, came together last Saturday in one session of Listening and Discernment on the theme of Missionary and Evangelising. Our reflection was based on the Scriptures, this time on Matthew 10:5-15 and also on the stories of faith of some parishioners across Australia and the topics raised nationally during phase 1 – ‘Listening and Dialogue’.

Dear parishioners: as part of our love to the Holy Trinity and commitment to our Catholic faith, we encourage everyone to get involved in this phase of Listening and Discernment. Very soon, we will hold some sessions open to all parishioners. We would like our parish to grow spiritually in the light of the love that God has for us.  Stay tune as we continue seeking the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. Please visit the Plenary Council website for more information on the stage of Listening and Discerning:




“Sharing Our Story, Celebrating Our Faith, Shaping Our Future”

Assembly Update:

.     you can read about the Assembly

.     read the wrap up

.     watch the Assembly video on the Diocesan Facebook page


RCIA – Rite of Acceptance this Sunday 17th November at 10.45 am Mass.- During this Mass, our Parish joyfully welcomes Margaret Grech, Junghee Youm and Dhaneshi Mannapperuma who for first time assemble before the parish. Margaret, Junghee and Dhaneshi have been attending the RCIA process since July this year in response to their call enquiring about the Catholic faith. Weekly, we have been sharing the gospel and some aspects of our faith. As a parish, we have been praying for them at each Mass. Now, they have decided to continue this journey of faith and enter into a relationship with Christ and his Church. At this Mass, they publicly will confirm their desire to do so and we as a parish will accept them to go into the period of the Catechumate. Margaret, Junghee and Dhaneshi are seeking to be baptised, be confirmed and received the Holy Eucharist at Easter next year.  Their formation also will continue in the months ahead. Let us pray for them that the Holy Spirit will abide in their hearts, souls and minds to encounter the person of Jesus Christ. Please collect a prayer card for one of the catechumens to take home so you will have her always in your thoughts.


WE WELCOME AS CHILD OF GOD – Ved Levi Arockiasamy, child of Francis & Jenifar and Thomas Kyrie Kan, child of Theara & Sherrie.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING: Wednesday 7.30pm at Parish Office

CLERGY REFLECTION DAY at Sion House Warragul during the day on Tuesday

SR JULIANA OGBOLE SON arrives in Australia on Wednesday. We look forward to welcoming her to our parish.

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.

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 will be organising a bake sale fundraiser on Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December. If you are able to assist with donating baked goods, please contact the parish office.

ALTAR SERVER PIZZA NIGHT – Friday 6th Dec at 6.00pm – 7.30pm at St Peter’s College. Please pick-up your consent form and return to the parish office by 29th Nov.

POSITIONS VACANT @ Don Bosco Retreat Centre Lysterfield – Office Assistant / Book – Keeper (approx.0.5FTE commencing Jan 2020) | Gardener (part-time/casual) | Kitchen / General Assistant (part-time/casual). Please submit simple expressions of interest via “Contact Us” on our website:


Mary MacKillop Today is the new flagship of the Sisters of St Joseph. In the spirit of Saint Mary MacKillop, they empower communities through access to education and lifelong learning. Guided by the Gospel, the Sisters of St Joseph stand with the poor and the marginalised so they can realise their potential and participate fully in the community, through access to education and learning of practical life skills. Your ongoing support helps continue Saint Mary MacKillop’s work. Please pick-up your envelope this weekend and return next weekend. Donation above $2 is tax deductable.



CatholicCare Child Safe Training Course

We would like to thank those parishioners who recently participated in the Diocese of Sale and CatholicCare Child Safe Training Course. There are certificates to acknowledge this available at the back of the church, organized according to the mass time you have listed as your preference. If there are any missing or errors please contact A record of training undertaken in the area of child safety is also now being kept by our Parish Safeguarding Officer to be forwarded to the Diocese, if you have undertaken any training in this area, please email a copy of your records to the above address to be added to your volunteer record.

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