|POPE FRANCIS ASKS US TO PRAY THE ROSARY IN OCTOBER
Pope Francis has asked every Catholic to pray the Rosary each day during October for the protection of the Church from attacks by the devil. United in communion and penitence as the People of God, Catholics should plead for protection against the devil, who always seeks to divide us from God and from one another. Two prayers should be added to the Rosary:
“We turn to you for protection, Holy Mother of God. Listen to our prayers and help us in our needs. Save us from every danger, glorious and blessed Virgin.”
“St Michael the Archangel defend us in battle. Be our defence against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do you O Prince of Heavenly Hosts, by the power of God thrust into hell Satan, and all evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.”
PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 News & Notes: Please visit: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org
WHAT DO YOU THINK GOD IS ASKING OF US IN AUSTRALIA AT THIS TIME?
Listen to what the Spirit is saying…..
LISTENING AND DIALOGUE SESSIONS … to start very soon…
THANK YOU TO ALL PARISHIONERS FOR REGISTERING THEIR NAMES TO ATTEND THE SESSIONS. THERE IS STILL MORE TIME FOR OTHER PARISHIONERS TO REGISTER THEIR NAMES ON THE CLIPBOARDS AND INVITE OTHER PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW OF TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY
ALL ARE WELCOMED! ALL ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!
Our Plenary Council team is finalising the days and times to hold the sessions at St Peter’s College and Blue Hills Chapel, we will let you know of the sessions soon.
Fr Noel Connolly SSS, tell us that “The three persons of the Trinity are constantly creating, healing, reconciling, transforming and uniting the world. We are invited to participate in God’s life in the world” –
Read and share his full article, pick up a copy from the entrance tables
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: Two of the items that were part of the recent Pastoral Council Meeting were:
- On the First Saturday each month there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for half an hour following the Saturday evening Mass. This will commence in November.
- There is an urgent need for Regular Assistance with the Saturday afternoon Set Up from 4.30pm for our parish Masses. This is being left to too few, and a group of volunteer helpers is required. Please contact the parish office to offer your assistance.
FAMILY ROSARY PRAYER GROUP: Meets next Friday 19th October at 7.30pm at the Parish Office, 50 Heather Grove, Cranbourne East
VOLUNTEERS at our Parish Masses: The Parish Office is preparing to construct the next cycle of rosters for Parish Masses (December – March). If you would like to make any changes to your current ministries please contact the Parish Office to update the ministry and preferred Mass time. Please also notify us if your contact details have changed.
YOUTH GROUP: Meeting this Friday 19th October 7.30pm at St Peter’s College
LISTENING AND DIALOGUE SESSIONS WITH THE BISHOP – Bishop Pat is inviting the whole Diocesan Community to participate in one of 5 regional Plenary Council listening & Dialogue sessions with the Bishop. We will be engaged in prayerful listening, discussion & faith sharing as we journey towards the Plenary Council in 2020. The fruits of our discussions will be submitted online to the Plenary Council. VENUE: St Michael’s Church Berwick, 7.30pm Tuesday 30th October. Please refer to flyer for other sessions.
MARIAN DAY OF PRAYER RETREATS – Everyone is warmly invited to day retreats at St Brigid’s Church, Cowwarr on Tuesday, 16th October – 11am – 3.30pm and St Agatha’s Church, Cranbourne on Wednesday, 17th October – 9.30am -3.30pm . Please BYO lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. The day will include Holy Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, MMP Cenacle Rosary and reflections, Confession and an Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The theme for the Retreat will be “ Adoration, a great need for today’s world” – presented by Fr Hugh Thomas CSsR. Fr Thomas is Responsible for the Marian Movement of Priests (MMP) in NSW and currently is conducting MMP Day Prayer Retreats in Victoria. In the past 2 years Fr Thomas has helped establish 40 chapels of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in islands in Indonesia. For queries, please see flyers or contact Marianne Bagguley on 0407 353 750.
UNITY IN THE SPIRIT DAY ST ITA’S CHURCH 50 Victoria St DROUIN. Saturday October 20th . 9.30 am-4.00pm. Speakers: Mrs Ann Brereton, CCR International Council; Ms Lenyce Willason CCR Melbourne. Fr Francis Otobo will celebrate Mass at 3.45pm. CCR sponsored. All Welcome. Information Cathy McLure 0351743001 or M & W Power 0356782271.
EMMAUS WALKING RETREAT: Please see Flyer for dates & details.
PRIESTLY ORDINATION – Rev. Mr Hiep Nguyen will be ordained priest on Saturday 15th December at 11am in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sale. All parishioners are welcome. Please keep Hiep Nguyen in your prayer.
PIETY STALL – Holy Beginnings piety stall opens every 2nd weekend of the Month. For orders and enquiries, call Rick & Anita on 0450 782 558. Month of October is on the 13th & 14th.