Dear Parishioners,

You are cordially invited to Fr Denis O’Bryan’s 40th Ordination Anniversary on October 27, 2019

beginning with Mass at 10:45am at St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Clyde North. Followed by a Celebratory Luncheon in the Lower Room of St Peter’s College.

Please bring a plate to share. Please list the dish you will bring on the day on the clipboards provided at both entrances.

 

A card will be available for all parishioners to sign their well wishes for Fr Denis over the next two weekend at all Masses.

 

 

NOTICE

WE WELCOME BACK FR DENIS! Hope you found your studies enriching and were also able to have a good rest.

PIETY STALL –operates every 2nd weekend of the month. October is on 12th & 13th. For orders and enquiries, call Rick & Anita on 0450 782 558.

FAMILY PRAYERS – First Friday of every month. November is on the 1st 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.

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION

Mission Sunday – Next weekend our parish will be holding the annual Catholic Mission Church Appeal. This year we are invited to partner with the Church in Ghana, as they provide ongoing protection and development of children who are vulnerable. In line with traditional beliefs, in parts of Ghana, children born with a disability, or whose mother passes during childbirth, are considered to be ‘spirit children’, and thus at risk of being harmed or killed. The Church in Ghana is dedicated to protecting these children and educating families to ensure every child has a chance to live a full life. For more information on their mission, please visit catholicmission.org.au/Ghana. Please pick-up an envelope. All collection above $2 are tax-deductable.

 

 

UP COMING MEETING

Parish Pastoral Council on Wednesday 23rd October 7.30pm at the parish office.

 

ZION YOUTH GROUP

Meeting this Friday 18th Oct 7.30pm at St Peter’s College, ground level. All youths are invited.

 

RCIA – Period of Enquiry.- Please keep praying for Margaret Grech, Junghee Youm and Dhaneshi Mannapperuma as they continue discerning on the truths of our Catholic faith. This period of enquiry will take them to the Rite of Acceptance in November 17th, where they will accept to continue this process and we, as a parish community will accept their decision accompanying them with our prayers and love.  Please continue praying for them.

 

PLENARY COUNCIL – Listening and Discernment Phase 2019-2020

The voices of 222,000 people who participated nationally in the listening and dialogue encounters contributing with 17,457 submissions for the Australian Plenary Council. The voices of this faithful help all of us to understand something of the historical experience and the current reality of the Catholic church in Australia. The gathered data also reveals some deeper hopes and questions, and the diverse yearnings, that we are now challenged to consider together. The National Themes for Discernment named below are inspired by the data and call us toward the future.

 

NOW THAT WE ARE IN THE DISCERNMENT PHASE,

WE CONTINUE TO SEEK THE WISDOM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

HOW IS GOD CALLING US TO BE CHRIST-CENTRED CHURCH THAT IS:

– Missionary and Evangelising

– Inclusive, participatory and synodal

– Prayerful and Eucharistic

– Humble, healing and merciful

– A Joy-full, hope-filled and servant community

– Open to conversion, renewal and reform

 

This period for Listening and Discernment will be open until the first few months of 2020. We continue praying for our Church in Australia that we, people of faith will reconvene in communal discernment in the near future on any one of the six themes. For more information on this phase, please visit the Plenary Council website: www.plenarycouncil.com.au

 

SALE DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY

 

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

The Diocese of Sale, our Parish Council and Plenary Council Team, thank all the delegates who participated in the Diocesan Assembly on 13-14 September. It was two days of grace-filled and joyful time evident in the prayers, singing, sharing and discussion. The raw responses for the conversations groups have all been collected and the results of what was shared and discussed on the first three themes have now been published and are available on the Diocesan website for everyone to read. Click on the Diocesan Assembly graphic and you will be directed to the Diocesan Assembly page. The final two themes will be prepared and published soon. Also, there will be some Assembly videos to view. https://www.cdsale.org.au/

 

CHILD SAFE TRAINING

All volunteers who have not attended a session, please attend the next session as listed. This is a requirement by Bishop Pat that all parish volunteers attend one session. We thank those who have already attended the training held earlier this year.

Location             Day                            Date                                     Time                                                    

Cranbourne           Saturday                 22/02/2020                             10am – 12:30pm

Narre Warren        Thursday                12/03/2020                            7pm – 9:30pm

Berwick                 Saturday                14/03/2020                              2pm -4:3Opm

Pakenham             Saturday               21/03/2020                              10am – 12:30pm

 

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