TWENTY-NINTH ORDINARY SUNDAY (Year C) – 20th October 2019

Written by Christine / Fiona

October 23, 2019

WE WELCOME AS CHILD OF GOD – Zarli Jade Gauci, child of Jeremy & Emily.

FR DENIS’ ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY – The card is now available for all parishioners to write their special messages for Fr Denis. It can be found on the table at the entrance. And if you would like to bring a plate for the luncheon on that day please write your name on the clipboard provided.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSE – The Parish Office is closed on Tuesday 22nd October for staff members to attend Parish Safeguarding Workshop in Warragul. Operations will resume on Wednesday 23rd October.

PIETY STALL –operates every 2nd weekend of the month. November is on 9th & 10th. 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.



Mission Sunday – This 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 All collection above $2 are tax-deductable. Please pick-up an envelope.


RCIA – Period of Enquiry.- We keep praying for Margaret Grech, Junghee Youm and Dhaneshi Mannapperuma as they continue their journey of faith. We pray that their lives are transformed by encountering Jesus in his love, teachings and blessings. Next period in this year’s RCIA process will be the Rite of Acceptance to be celebrated on November 17th. As Margaret, Junghee and Dhaneshi continue this process, may God bless them with abundant faith.


PLENARY COUNCIL – Listening and Discernment Phase 2019-2020

The voices of 222,000 have helped all of us to understand something of the historical experience and the current reality of the Catholic church in Australia. The gathered data 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.



– 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:




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

All the responses of the conversations and sharing in groups held at the Diocese Assembly have all been collected and they can be viewed on line for everyone to read. Click on the Diocesan Assembly graphic and you will be directed to the Diocesan Assembly page. To view our Assembly videos, please go to




§  Parish Pastoral Council on Wednesday 7.30pm at the parish office.

§  Parish Finance Council on Thursday 7.30pm at the Parish Office



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

SPRINGVALE BOTANICAL CEMETERY – All Souls’ Day will again be celebrated at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 2019 at 3.00pm. This is organised by St Joseph’s Parish Springvale.


Friends of Sion Gathering will commence at 9.30am on Sunday 10 November 2019 with Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sale.
This will be the penultimate gathering with the final event on Sunday 8 November 2020 celebrating 130 years of the arrival of the Sisters. If you would like to attend this year and have not received an invitation please contact CeCe Kingwill by emailing: or Maureen McLeod on 0427 443 550.


Invest in your most precious asset……Your Marriage! Married couples, come and learn how to keep/rekindle the passion in your relationship and how to keep your love growing! This weekend is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome.

Date: 15-17 November 2019. Starts 7pm on Friday. Ends 5pm Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided.

Information/Bookings: Phone Mercy & James 0409 183 676 or Email:  Website:

You May Also Like…

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

Bless the Lord, my soul!Lord God, how great you are BulletinDownload

Ascension of the LORD

Ascension of the LORD

Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation. BulletinDownload