|PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – LISTENING AND DIALOGE SESSIONS
“WHAT IS GOD ASKING OF US IN AUSTRALIA AT THIS TIME?”
“Listen to what the Spirit is saying” – Rev 2.7
“May the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Pentecost.
Help you to clarify what is ambiguous,
To give warmth to what is indifferent,
To enlighten what is obscure,
To be before the world true and generous witnesses of Christ’s love,
For “no one can live without love.”
John Paul II, Paris 1980
YOU ARE INVITED
Wednesday 21st & 28th November – 7.30
Saturday 24th November – 4pm
At St Peter’s College
|SACRAMENT REGISTRATION SESSION – will be held on Tuesday the 4th of December for any parents that would like their child/ren to make a Sacrament in 2019 at St Thomas the Apostle Parish. The attendance of at least one parent is required. This registration evening is compulsory and will cover a variety of topics for families as well as the dates and requirements for the Program. To assist with the organisation of the evening, we request that families of children not in St Thomas the Apostle Primary School to call the parish office. This session will be held at St Thomas the Apostle Primary School Hall at 7.30pm.|
STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES – Please pick-up your new set of stewardship envelopes at the back of our worship space. For parishioners giving through Direct Debit and Credit Card, please pick-up your receipts. Thank you.
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR – This Sunday is the 2nd World Day of the Poor. Pope Francis has designated the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time as the World Day of the Poor. The Holy Father asks us to consider “Who are the Poor?” Our response, he suggests, calls for a “Loving attentiveness which honours the person….and seeks out his / her best interests.” To read the full letter, a copy of the letter from Pope Francis and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is on the notice board.
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS DAILY REFLECTIONS 2018 – Our parish staff will sell the booklet after all Masses this weekend. Cost: $4 per book.
CARITAS Australia – Share the joy of Christmas with our family and friends through the annual Christmas card campaign, Global Gifts, where you can purchase cards for family and friends. The proceeds from these Global Gifts are directed towards work for the poor and vulnerable, many of whom are separated from their families. Sample of the Global Gift cards and order form can be found at our entrance. Visit www.caritas.org.au
AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED (ACN) – 2018 Christmas catalogue. ACN is the only international Catholic organisation that focuses on the spiritual and pastoral support of suffering Christians since 1947. Your purchase will help support our Christian brothers and sisters who are persecuted and oppressed. Please visit www.aidtochurch.org.
ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD – Deacon Paul Hiep Van Nguyen will be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Sale on Saturday 15th December at 11.00 am at St Mary’s Cathedral Sale. All are most welcome to attend. We are also seeking singers for the Diocesan Choir for the Ordination. Please contact Sophy Morley [email protected] or phone 03 5622 6677 to register your interest if have not already done so.
Diocesan Choir rehearsals: 10.30 am 24th November at St Mary’s Church, 52 Monash Rd, Newborough & 11.30 am 1st December at St Mary’s Cathedral, Foster. We would like singers to come to one of these rehearsals as well as the final rehearsal at 9.30 am on the day of the Ordination.
AUSTRALIAN NATIVITY SCENE (ANS) AT ST ELIZABETH’S PARISH
Event display: 10 December, 2018 to 11 January, 2019 at St Elizabeth’s Parish, 107 Baker Rd, Dandenong North. Viewing time after mass times and any other time by appointments only (Visitors are recommend to make prior appointments to view the display). This free event is open to everyone—children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more enquiry contact: Wilson on 0428 927 110 or 9795 6217 (parish office) or visit http://www.australiannativityscene.org/
PIETY STALL – Holy Beginnings piety stall is open every 2nd weekend of the Month. For orders and enquiries, call Rick & Anita on 0450 782 558. Month of December is on the 8th & 9th.
FAMILY PRAYER MEETING – Last Friday of every month at St Peter’s College, Clyde North 7.30pm – 8.30pm. For enquiries, contact Jean-Paul Antoine 59907777 or the parish office. Month of November is on the 30th.
‘FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH’ ENCOUNTERING THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION STUDY TOUR
19 September – 15 October 2019: Ireland, England and Italy.Catholic Theological College invites you to join us on this exciting 27-day study tour, as we walk in the footsteps of saints and scholars, exploring our Christian tradition. Tour leaders: Rev. Dr Max Vodola, Dr Frances Baker RSM and Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM. Information session: Saturday 24 November, 11.00am – 1.00pm
RSVP: Jenny Delahunt on 9412 3314 or [email protected]