Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events

We welcome and thank Fr. Barry Caldwell who will celebrate our Masses this weekend.

Saturday 14 July  (Feria)       
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will not be available today at either Mary Immaculate or St. Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St. Bernadette’s

Sunday 15 July  (15th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God

Monday 16 July   (Feria) 
10.00am    Counting Team 2 meet at Parish Office
7.30pm    Baptism Preparation at Parish Office

Tuesday 17 July   (Feria)
9.15am    Mass at Mother of God

Wednesday 18 July (Feria)             
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
8.00pm    Parish Finance Committee at Parish Office

Thursday 19 July  (Feria)
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.00am    Liturgy Group meeting in Parish Office

Friday 20 July  (Feria)         
9.15am    Mass at St Bernadette’s
Saturday 21 July  (Feria)       
11.00am     Archbishop Hart celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm    Reconciliation at St. Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St. Bernadette’s
Sunday 22 July  (16th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God

Wednesday 25 July
10.30am    Christmas in July - bus departs Parish Office
7.30pm    Parish Pastoral Council
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July
All Masses: Enrolment of 1st Communion Candidates
Wednesday 1 August
7.00pm    Mass of Reception & Installation of Archbishop Comensoli in St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Wednesday 8 August
10.00am    E-Conference on Synodality in Practice:    Listening to the Spirit and Leading Change. Mary Immaculate Hall.
Friday 17 August
10.30am    Anointing of the Sick Mass: St. Bernadette’s

Annual E-Conference  "Synodality in Practice - Listening to the Spirit and Leading Change"     Save the Date and Register NOW!

The 14th Annual National eConference will be broadcast live to the Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe and other selected venues throughout Australia and around the world on Wednesday 8th August 10.00am - 3.00pm.

All are invited to participate in this important and very accessible event at Mary Immaculate Hall. A light lunch will be provided, Cost - donation to assist with costs.   In preparation for the 2020 Plenary Council speakers will focus on models of leadership in the contemporary Church  and promoting a more inclusive - dialogical Church.    Registration essential - phone or email our Parish Office. Flyer with further details available here , or in Parish foyers.

Good News from the Outreach Group

We are travelling to the Cuckoo restaurant to celebrate ‘Christmas in July’ on Wednesday 25th July.

Please arrive at Mary Immaculate car park  from 10am so that the bus can leave on time at 10.30am. The bus will return to the car park at approximately 4.30pm.      Bookings are closed. Payments are needed by Friday 20 July. Cost: $65 or $45 (pensioner concession).                Payment with your name and contact details can be left at the Parish Office, 4 Waverley Ave, Ivanhoe - Eileen 9499 7120, Sue 9499 1485; or Ruth 9499 1515

Ryder Cheshire Afternoon Tea Program
Wednesday 25 July: 2.00pm @10-14 Donaldson St, Ivanhoe. Jim Mead, Banyule Wildlife Corridors Program. The program aims to protect and enhance wildlife throughout the city, as well as providing indigenous plants to private landholders, schools and other institutions.

Taoist Tai Chi Classes

New Beginner Classes started on Monday 16 July from 9.30am - 11.00am at Mary Immaculate Hall, Waverley Ave, Ivanhoe. The first class is obligation free. Flier is on display in each church with small notice to take away.   The Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia Inc. is a national volunteer. Non-profit organisation. Contact details:  [email protected]; 9384 6120 or www.taoist.org

Vinnies Regional Trivia Night 4 August
Saturday 4th August 7.15pm at St Pius West Heidelberg.
Which Parish is more Trivial? - Let us get a table (or tables) together to support our hard working Vinnies Conference.
Help stop Homelessness!   Let’s support people before they are made homeless!    Only $10 per person or $100 table. BYO Food + Drink
Contact 0419 798 120 or Chris Dixon 0418 544 324

Our Earth and Beyond - Sunday 22 July

In cooperation with St Kevin’s Parish Church, Templestowe, Grandstand for the Environment Inc. presents Our Earth and Beyond. Invitation to join in the conversation on how climate change affects our world and what we can do about it. Also explore the mystery of the universe beyond our planet. An afternoon of story-telling, poetry and inspiring images, facilitated by conversation leaders  Trevor Parton and Christina Rowntree.   Sunday 22 July from 2.00 - 4.00pm at St Kevin’s Catholic Church Gathering Place, 26 Herlihy’s Rd, Templestowe.   Gold Coin donation. Please book by Monday 18 July. Phone 9646 8464 or [email protected]

Heidelberg Choral Society Concerts

Next concerts will be on Saturday 18 August at 7.30pm and Sunday 19 August at 2.30pm at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School. Programme: Carmina Burana-Carl Orff & Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer. Conductor - Peter Bandy Soloists - Margaret Orr, Mezzo Soprano; David Rogers-Smith, Tenor & Simon Meadows, Bass Baritone.  Cards are available in each church.

Archbishop Hart will celebrate the Mass of Thanksgiving at St Patrick’s Cathedral, on Sat 21 July at 11am. The Mass of Reception and Installation of Archbishop-elect Comensoli will be held in St Patrick’s Cathedral, on Wed 1 August at 7pm. ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Ryder Cheshire Afternoon Tea Program

Wednesday 25 July: Jim Mead, Banyule and Council’s Wildlife corridor. 2.00pm @10-14 Donaldson St, Ivanhoe

A Marcan Retreat Opportunity: Listening to the Call of Intimacy - Gospel of Mark - Facilitated by Helen Duffy RSM

Sat 4 – Sun 11 August at Santa Casa Retreat Centre, 33-35 Flinders St, Queenscliff. In the Year of Mark, this retreat will invite us to hear the Marcan call to discipleship, and, on our pilgrimage to the cross, hear and respond to the Love Song at the very heart of this Gospel – a Love that can lead us to be ever more open to the presence and action of God in our daily lives.  Helen Duffy is a Sister of Mercy with many years experience in Adult Education, RCIA and Retreat presentation. She has post graduate degrees in Religious Education, Mediation Practice and Liturgy, and she was a member of the Spirituality Team for Teachers in the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Melbourne.  Arrival 4pm – 6pm Departure by 10am  Cost: $600 (GST not included) Bookings: Sr Lizzie Finnerty rsm 5258 2661 or 0418 194 261 [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
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
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]