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Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events

Saturday 12 August  
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mother of God
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s 

Sunday 13 August (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God  

Monday 14 August    (St Maximilian Kolbe)
         
Tuesday 15 August  (Solemnity of the Assumption)
9.15am     Mass at Mother of God
10.30am Mass at Mary Immaculate with all parish schools
4.15pm    Christian Meditation in Mary Immaculate Hall
7.30pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s
8.15pm    Korean Mass at St Bernadette’s

Wednesday 16 August 
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
7.00pm    First Reconciliation Class 3 - MI Hall

Thursday 17 August  
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate

Friday 18 August  
9.15am    Mass at St Bernadette’s with Preps 

Saturday 19 August 
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s with Baptisms, Confirmations & First Communions

Sunday 20 August (20th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God & Baptisms
    
St Pius X West Heidelberg Fair Sunday 20 August 10am - 3pm: St Pius X Parish community invites parishioners to celebrate their feast day and the diversity of their community at their Fair on Sunday 20th August.
Organ Recital at St Patrick's Cathedral 

Friday 25 August, 6.30pm,  St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, E. Melbourne

This outstanding hour of music will be played by visiting organist Markus Karas, present day organist at the Bonn Minster in Germany, as well as prodigious works as a    concert organist, both with Bonn Munster (since 1989) and elsewhere throughout Europe. In the splendid            acoustic of St Pat’s, Markus will play music of Bartholdy, Bruhns, Cesar Franck and Messiaen, plus chorales, preludes and  meditations of his own.    Cost: $20     Details: Paul Taylor on 9926 5753 or [email protected]

Ryder Cheshire Morning Coffee Program

Friday 28 August at 10am at 14 Donaldson St, Ivanhoe. Speaker: Noel Withers, Greensborough Historical Society. Cost $5 includes Morning Tea

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

Dust On My Shoes  - Accompanying Others: Tuesday 22 August, 7.30pm – 9.30pm  Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre Xavier College 135 Barkers Road, Kew. 6.00 - 7.30pm Food Vans & Aboriginal Art Exhibition Fundraiser  7.30 - 9.30pm Forum with Moderator: Shane Healy and Guest Speakers: Dr John Falzon, Lidia Thorpe & Chris Bailey. Tickets: $15   Concession $5  Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/QSAE
Details: Bronwen Kellett, Xavier Social Justice Network Coordinator, on 0427 413 503 or  [email protected]

ACU Short Course on the Sacraments: Wednesdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 August, 6 - 8pm at Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. An opportunity to understand the sacraments and sacramentality in the Catholic tradition, with Assoc. Prof. Robyn Horner, Dr Drasko Dizdar, Dr Gemma Cruz and Dr Joel Hodge.              ACU invites registrations for this upcoming short course, which is open to the public. Register: http://www.acu.edu.au/theology/shortcourses. Click on the ‘Melbourne’ page. Registration is essential by Monday 31 July.   Details 

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
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
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]