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Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events

Saturday 16 September  
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm    Reconciliation at St. Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s
 
Sunday 17 Sept (24th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate                        
10.30am     First Communion Mass at Mother of God                                              

Monday 18 Sept   
         
Tuesday 19 Sept 
9.15am     Mass at Mother of God with MOG School
4.15am     Christian Meditation at MI Hall

Wednesday 20 Sept  (St Andrew Kim & the Korean Martyrs)
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
8.00pm    Finance Committee Meeting, Parish Office

Thursday 21 Sept (St Matthew)  
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.00am    Liturgy Group Meeting at Parish Office
1.45pm     Communion Service at Bluecross

Friday 22 Sept  
9.15am    Mass at St Bernadette’s

Saturday 23 September  (St. Pius of Pietrelcina)
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm    Reconciliation at St. Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s

Sunday 24 Sept (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate                                      
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God

Ryder Cheshire Morning Coffee  Friday, 22nd September at 10am at 10 Donaldson St. Speaker will be Chris Dickons who will speak about his involvement with KORUS, an organisation which focuses on giving to new & existing organisations by partnering with them. I’m sure we can all think of situations when such help would make a very big  difference. PLEASE NOTE:  22nd September is the 4th Friday. The change has occurred because the usual last Friday is the Grand Final holiday.

ACBC statement launch: everyone’s business Monday 18 September, 3pm at MacKillop Room, St Francis’ Pastoral Centre, Corner Elizabeth and Lonsdale Sts, Melb. Susan Pascoe AM, Commissioner of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, will be the guest speaker at the launch of the ACBC statement which is titled ‘Everyone’s business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy’.  Cost: Free. Details and RSVP: RSVP is essential due to limited numbers, 9926 5727 or [email protected]
  Public Lecture with Dr James Alison  ‘Love in a Time of Terror’ Friday 6 Oct, 6.30pm, Trinity College, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville. In an age marked by   terrorism, much focus is placed on efforts of police, military & intelligence to prevent or counter violence. But what role is there for love in an age marked by extremist violence? How can love be understood within a theological anthropology using Gerard’s mimetic theory? Bookings: www.trybooking.com/RBNV
Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver  

Annual Mission  Fair Saturday 14 Oct from 9am-3pm in Convent grounds, 154 Cotham Rd, Kew. Proceeds will assist financial aid and purchase emergency nutritional food for Sr Alma Leza in Taza Catholic Health Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Enquiries: 9817 3715

Vinnies Ball 2017: Social Extravaganza
Saturday 16 September, 7.00-11.00pm at Luna Park, 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda. This year the Vinnies Ball  has become a ‘Social Extravaganza’ with the move to Luna Park for a night of rides, dancing, canapes, beverages and joyous frolicsome fun, all to celebrate youth, education and especially, the great work the St Vincent de Paul Society’s volunteers do. For those travelling from far and wide, there’s camp accommodation available for $10. Cost: $90 (early bird $85)    Bookings HERE  https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=292252

Building a healthier Church: where to from here?
An evening of conversation with Bishop Vincent Long, Maria Kirkwood and Francis Sullivan.   Yarra Theological Union, University of Divinity, 12 October 2017.     An evening of conversation with Bishop Vincent Long. Maria Kirkwood and Francis Sullivan.  Francis Sullivan - What are the challenges that are coming from the Royal Commission?     Maria Kirkwood - Sharing leadership in a collaborative Church.      Bishop Vincent - What sort of Church should we be?      How are you going to approach these issues in your Diocese?   View or download flyer HERE   12 October 2017, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, YTU Study Centre. 34 Bedford Street Box Hill

St John’s Parish Seminar:        
Thursdays 19 & 26 October and 2 November. Rev Dr Elio Capra, speaks about Amoris Laetitia - the Joy of Love, by Pope Francis.   
Topics: Structure and content of Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love. Why has Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love caused so much controversy? What are the implications for the individual, the family, the parish and the church?  7:30 - 9:00pm at Francis Xavier meeting rooms (St John’s Parish House) 52 Yarra St, Heidelberg. Entrance through the meeting room doors at the back of the  parish house. All Welcome.  Entrance Free. RSVP 9457 1066 or email: [email protected]
Annual Blessing of the Animals:
Saturday 28 October, 2pm, St Brigid’s, 378 Nicholson St, North Fitzroy. Catholic Concern for Animals,   Australia invites you to 2017 Blessing of the Animals, with celebrant Bishop Hilton Deakin. The ceremony will take place on St Brigid’s front lawn. Come with or without your pet animal (under due control). If there is rain, the service will go ahead under cover. There’s plenty of parking. Refreshments will follow. Cost: Free  Details: [email protected]
Mary Glowrey Museum:
The museum is now open Monday to Thursday 10am–4pm and Friday10am–1pm. Mary Glowrey Museum, ACU Fitzroy campus, Level 2, Cathedral Hall, 20 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.  The Museum is the perfect place to learn more about the remarkable life of Servant of God, Dr Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ. Victorian-born & educated, Mary Glowrey felt called by God to medical missionary work in India. She left Melbourne in 1920 aged 32, joined a Dutch religious order in India and served there as a medical missionary for 37 years. The  museum gives a photographic and interactive overview of her remarkable life. Individuals and groups very welcome. Cost: Free. Details & group bookings (five or more): 9416 4674 for a tour or presentation Website:  www.maryglowreymuseum.info  www.facebook.com/maryglowreymuseum
Mass for Young Adults: Wednesday 6 September:
7.00pm at Sts. Peter and Paul’s, Corner Dorcas and Montague Sts, South Melbourne. Main celebrant at the next Mass for Young Adults will be Fr Andrew McCarter,  Catholic chaplain at the University of Melbourne. Food and festivities for after-Mass get together are being organised by University of  Melbourne Catholic Society and Catholics of One Spirit Down Under (COSDU).  Please stay after the Mass for conviviality, friendship and some great tucker!

Sister Anastasia Benevolent Fund 

In memory of great work given to the parish by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition, a fund has been established to assist their works. Donations or bequests can be made to: Sr. Margaret Anne Beech, Provincial & Bursar, 52A Bradshaw Cres. Manning W. A. 6152. T.08 9450 1588

CatholicCare-Volunteer Learning Partners:   
Are you interested in helping people overcome disadvantage and undertake tertiary education? CatholicCare, in partnership with Australian Catholic University, is looking for people with degree qualification or higher to help guide & support adult students from disadvantaged backgrounds to commence formal study for the first time. Time commitment of Learning Partner is 1.5 contact hours a week with a matched adult student over the course of 13-week semester, including an induction session. Note: Volunteers are required to undergo a police check and must have a current Working with Children Card prior to commencing any volunteer work. CatholicCare will facilitate police reference check at no cost to volunteer. - Matt Walton [email protected] or www.ccam.org.au/volunteer
Melbourne Catholic Magazine - August  - Catholic Heritage: St Colman’s Church, Balaclava - Census and Religion - Joel Hodge- Minor Prophets - Tribute to author Brian Doyle  Subscriptions can be made through Archdiocesan  Media and Communications Office:  9926 5758.
CatholicCare:  In Search of  Volunteer Learning Partners  
Are you interested in helping people overcome disadvantage and undertake tertiary education? CatholicCare, in partnership with Australian Catholic University, is looking for people with a degree qualification or higher to help guide and support adult students from disadvantaged backgrounds to commence formal study for the first time. Time commitment of a Learning Partner is 1.5 contact hours a week with a matched adult   student over the course of a   13-week semester, including an induction session. Note: Volunteers are required to undergo a police check and must have a current Working with Children Card prior to commencing any volunteer work. CatholicCare will facilitate the police reference check at no cost to the volunteer.  Details: Matt Walton on [email protected] or www.ccam.org.au/volunteer
When Life is Ending - Discussing Dying, Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia
The Victorian Government is seeking to introduce euthanasia and assisted suicide later this year. The proposed changes will impact everyone, not just the terminally ill. To help inform parishioners about the key issues involved, Archbishop Hart recently launched a resource titled – When Life is Ending. It is written by a religious sister who is also a GP and  bioethicist and seeks provide information that will be helpful to all seeking to oppose proposed legislation. Copies are available in each church. For additional copies please contact the Life, Marriage & Family Office on: [email protected] or 9287 5587NOTE: See 'From The Parish Newsletter'  HERE
St V de P Society Store  Volunteers:  Volunteers are needed to assist for periods of time in our local Vinnie’s stores at Heidelberg West.  Positions are available for volunteers who wish to involve themselves in the great works the stores do for the SVDP Society. Flexibility for volunteers to do half days only, full single days or multiple days in the afternoons of Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We would especially welcome more men volunteers to join our in store team. If you are able to assist please make  contact with the store direct. Please contact Manager - Delores Tel: 9458 3428


Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea – Part-time recruitment:
The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea is looking for a permanent part-time receptionist / administration person to work on Mondays from 2.30 – 7.00pm at the Mercy Centre, Alphington.
The successful person must have a pleasant manner, be proficient with Microsoft products and available to cover sick and annual leave for the other two receptionists. If you are interested in this position please email: [email protected] to request position description. 


 Volunteer Opportunity Assisting Refugee and Asylum Seeker:                                                                                                     Since our last request we have trained a further 22 volunteers to work in the schools assisting the Refugee and Asylum Seeker students. We now have 150 volunteers working in schools and our 3 adult programs. The majority of these volunteers have come through the advertising in parish newsletters.


Mercy Connect Project Melbourne– Mercy Works Ltd. is currently recruiting volunteers to support Refugee Students and Asylum Seekers in the Melbourne Archdiocese. The volunteer commitment is approximately half a day per week for four school terms. Experience working in an educational setting is preferred but not necessarily limited to retired, casual and part-time teachers; those interested are encouraged to apply.
Interview process will be in May followed by a Training Day early in June. There will be training days for all volunteers and support will be available on a regular basis. Our next Training Day is on Thursday 4th June.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the second half of the year to work in one of the 34, Primary, Secondary, Catholic and Government Schools where we are placed, or with one of the Adult Asylum Seeker Language Groups in Sunshine, Dandenong and North Melbourne. Please contact Sr. Mary Lewis RSM for an application form and further information. Contact details: Mercy Connect Project Melbourne 9326 1895;
Website: www.mercyworks.org.au or email: [email protected]   

Austin Hospital Mass:     There will be two monthly chapel services at Austin Hospital:
• An Ecumenical Service on the first Sunday of the month
• Catholic Mass on the third Sunday of the month.


Ivanhoe Playgroup:    The Ivanhoe Playgroup offers a welcoming and supportive environment where parents and children can play, learn and have fun.    Ages: The playgroup suits children aged between 0- 4 years

Venue:     Mary Immaculate Church Hall, 4 Waverley Ave. Ivanhoe
Session Times: Wednesday 9 - 11am or Thursday 9 - 11am        Fees: $80 per term.  
Further details: Contact Liz Shearer: Phone 0411 345 664 or [email protected]

y Connect Project Melbourne Phone: 9326 1895  Website: www.mercyworks.org.au            Email: [email protected]

 

Australian Christian Meditation Community at Mary Immaculate Hall:         
There is a Christian Meditation group meeting near you on Tuesday each Tuesday at 4.15pm at Mary Immaculate Church Hall. There have been good responses to our first meetings with an initial group of 11 starters. All are welcome and all are invited. Mary Immaculate Hall, 4 Waverley Ave, Ivanhoe. All are welcome. For further information, please ring Kathy Gillespie: 0438 530 324.  


Heidelberg Planned Activity Group:
Brochures are available in each church for the Heidelberg Planned Activity Group, Repatriation Hospital, Banksia St, Heidelberg West. There are two Planned Activity groups which are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am – 2.45pm. There is a small weekly charge of $10 to cover the program and transport. Community outings are an additional cost.
A referral is required from doctors, health professionals, case managers or community services. Self referral, and referrals from family or friends will also be accepted if you are eligible and a place is available.
Further information can be obtained by phone: 0401 652 703 or fax 9496 4337.


Family Care Sisters:  The Family Care Sisters facility at Croydon offers wholistic care to all women (aged 20-70 years) who are in need of a peaceful environment, ‘time out’, support or nurturing. Our residential program operates each week, Monday – Friday. Daily group sessions include topics on relaxation, well-being, self-awareness, boundaries etc. Suggested cost is $30 per day. Further information: 9723 5797 or  website: www.familycaresisters.com.au or email: [email protected]