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Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events

Saturday 26 May   (St Philip Neri)                 
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm    Reconciliation at St. Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s

Sunday 27 May   (Trinity Sunday)    
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.15am    Confirmation class at Mother of God
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God

Monday 28 May   (Feria)    

Tuesday 29 May   (Feria)         
9.15am    Mass at Mother of God
4.15pm    Christian Meditation, Mary Immaculate Hall

Wednesday 30 May (Feria)             
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate with Yrs 3/4HB&R
11.00am    Rosary and Funeral for Anna Ciavarella at St. Bernadette’s

Thursday 31 May  (Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary)
9.00am    Confirmation Retreat Day at Mary Immaculate
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.00am    Liturgy Group meeting in Parish Office

Friday 1 June   (St Justin)         
9.15am    Mass at St Bernadette’s with Year 3/4G followed by Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
7.30pm    Men’s Group meets in Mary Immaculate hall

Saturday 2 June  (Feria)       
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm    Reconciliation at St. Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s

Sunday 3 June  (Corpus Christi)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.15am    Confirmation class at Mother of God
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God

LOOKING AHEAD
Tuesday 5 - Friday 8 June
Daily Masses will be replaced with a Communion Service while Fr. Bill is on the Annual Priest’s Retreat.
Tuesday 5 & 12 June         
7.30pm    Rehearsal for Confirmation Choir at MI

Ryder Cheshire Monthly Coffee:

Remember they are now on the last Wednesdays of the month so in May that will be the 30th!!  2 pm at 14 Donaldson St. Sue Flanagan will speak about the wonderful Johnston Collection.

Outreach Group

· The Christmas in July bus trip to the Cuckoo, at Olinda in the Dandenongs, on 25th July will remain open this month in the hope we can attract another 25 people to fill the bus. It would be a great disappointment if we had to cancel. You are assured of a lively, happy day.  Cost: $65 or $45 (pensioner/student concession). Email or phone Ruth 9499 1515 to make your booking.

· There was considerable interest in organising a CPI group for ‘Morning Melodies’ in the Ivanhoe Hotel at 10.30am on Wednesday, 20 June. Morning Tea plus show costs $10. Add a 2 course lunch afterwards for $15 total cost. RSVP is essential as we have been told that these occasions are very popular. Bookings by end of May to Eileen 9499 7120 or Helen 9499 7793

Campion: Listening to the Turning Earth
Wednesdays, 13 June, 19 September and 12 December, 1.30–3pm at Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality, 99 Studley Park Road, Kew. Facilitator Tim Moloney CFC is offering sessions of 90 mins each to sit and contemplate the seasons of our Earth,  using images and reflections from writers in the field. We will sit prayerfully to honour the Earth and its evolving changes in our template climate.  Cost: $25 per session  Det

Easter to Pentecost with Outreach
The Christmas in July bus trip to the Cuckoo on 25th July will remain open this month in the hope we can attract another 25 people to fill the bus. It would be a great disappointment if we had to cancel. You are assured of a lively, happy day.  Cost: $65 or $45 (pensioner/student concession). Email or phone Ruth 9499 1515 to make your booking.      There was considerable interest in organising a CPI group for ‘Morning Melodies’ in the Ivanhoe Hotel at 10.30am on Wednesday, 20 June. Morning Tea plus show costs $10. Add a 2 course lunch afterwards for $15 total cost. RSVP is essential as we have been told that these occasions are very popular. Bookings by end of May to Eileen 9499 7120 or Helen 9499 7793
Easter to Pentecost with Outreach   Following our celebratory lunch last week and much lively discussion the following decisions have been made: The Christmas in July bus trip to the Cuckoo on 25th July will remain open this month in the hope we can attract another 25 people to fill the bus. It would be a great disappointment if we had to cancel. You are assured of a lively, happy day.  Cost: $65 or $45 (pensioner/student concession). Email or phone Ruth 9499 1515 to make your booking.   The lunch/games day in MOG foyer will continue at noon on Wednesday 2 May. All welcome    There was considerable interest in organising a CPI group for ‘Morning Melodies’ in the Ivanhoe Hotel at 10.30am on Wednesday, 20 June.  Morning Tea plus show costs $10. Add a 2 course lunch afterwards for $15 total cost. RSVP is essential as Kitty told me these occasions are very popular. Bookings to Eileen 9499 7120 or Helen 9499 7793 by the end of May.
Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe, Plan for Christmas in July
A suggestion that CPI organise a bus trip to the   Cuckoo Restaurant in Olinda for a Christmas in July lunch has arisen. We need to hear about interest from you and your friends as we need 50 participants for this plan to be viable. The bus would depart from the Parish Office area by 10.30am and return by 4.30pm. The cost is $65 per person. Paid places would then need to be taken up by July 13. The date that has been reserved for this trip is Wednesday, July 25.      The Cuckoo, a Melbourne landmark for many years, continues to be very popular, it provides a buffet lunch following a first course of soup. Food is plentiful. Bar prices apply for drinks. There is a warm atmosphere and lots of entertainment in German style as well as the Christmas theme. Whatever the weather, the scenery in the Dandenongs is beautiful.  Phone Parish Office 9499 1515 by Easter or speak to Pastoral Council or Outreach members to indicate your interest so that we can follow-up appropriately.
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]