Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events

Saturday 27 May  
5.00pm     Reconciliation at St Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Family Mass at St Bernadette’s (with Years 5 & 6)

Sunday 28 May (Ascension of the Lord)                                                                                 
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God

Monday 29 May

Tuesday 30 May 
9.15am     Mass at Mother of God
4.15pm    Christian Meditation in Mary Immaculate Hall
7.30pm     Confirmation Choir Practice at Mary Immaculate

Wednesday 31 May  (Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate (with Prep &1/2)

Thursday 1 June      (St Justin)  
9.15am    Communion Service at Mary Immaculate
10.00am    Confirmation Rehearsal at St Patrick’s Cathedral
10.00am    Liturgy Group Meeting at Parish Office

Friday 2 June       
9.15am    Mass at St Bernadette’s (with Year 1/2W) followed by Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
7.30pm    Men’s Club at Mary Immaculate Hall

Saturday 3 June  (Charles Lwanga, & companions)      
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s

Sunday 4 June  (Pentecost)    
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God
2.30pm    Confirmation Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral


Men's Evening

Friday 2nd June 2017 from 7.30pm, Mary Immaculate  Hall.  $5.00 cover charge.  Contact Eugene 0407 869 582 for more information

Yarra Theological Union - Bookings Semester 2

Discover new depths to your faith. Yarra Theological Union, a Catholic College of the University of Divinity, is presently taking enrolments for second semester theological study.  Enrolment appointments are from 19 June until 6 July.           

Details: 9890 3771 or [email protected] for an    appointment    Website: www.ytu.edu.au

Advance Notice: Short Course on the SacramentsWednesdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 August, 6–8pm
Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy with Associate Prof Robyn Horner, Dr Drasko Dizdar, Dr Gemma Cruz and Dr Joel Hodge.  Open to the public. - More details later
Inaugural Marian Lecture: Underground Cathedrals:
Tuesday 30 May 2017, 5.30–7.30pm
Christ Lecture Theatre, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy campus. In 2017, the Marists, founded by St Marcellin Champagnat, celebrate their Bicentennial. As part of those celebrations, a Marian lecture series will be inaugurated. Noted educator and spiritual guide Dom Mark Patrick Hederman, former Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, Limerick, will deliver the inaugural lecture ‘Underground cathedrals: A spirituality for the 21st Century.’     Details: [email protected]
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]