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Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events

Saturday 18 November    
8am-Noon Spring Working Bee at MI, Hall & Office
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm    Reconciliation at St. Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Family Mass at St Bernadette’s: Prep & TP                                           

Sunday 19 November (33rd Sunday Ordinary Time)

9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate                       
10.30am     Mass and Baptisms at Mother of God                                         

Monday 20 November

         
Tuesday 21 November (Presentation of BVM) 
9.15am    Mass at Mother of God with Prep / 1
12noon    Parish Office closed for the afternoon
4.15am     Christian Meditation at MI Hall
8.00pm    McKinney Lecture St George’s Ivanhoe E.

Wednesday 22 November (St. Cecilia)

9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate  with Prep, 1/2OS & 1/2W
7.30pm     Parish Pastoral Council: Parish Office

Thursday 23 November    

9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.00am    Liturgy Group Meeting: Parish Office

Friday 24 November  (Ss. Andrew Dung-Lac & Com)

9.15am    Mass at St Bernadette’s with TP & 5/6P

Saturday 25 November     

9am - 11am Working Bee at St. B Convent
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm    Reconciliation at St. Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s
Sunday 26 November (Christ the King)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God


Looking Ahead


November     
Tues 28    McKinney Lecture at Mother of God
Wed 29    10.30am Joint Schools Mass at MI

December
Fri 8    Feast of the Immaculate Conception
    9.15am Mass at St. Bernadette’s
    7.30pm Mass at Mary Immaculate followed by Parish BBQ
Sun 10    10.30am Mass & MOG School closure commemoration
Wed 13    Noon Outreach Christmas Lunch
Wed 20    7.30pm Advent Reconciliation Service
Fri 22    Parish Office closes till January 7th

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO 
CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES
Sun 24    Christmas Eve Masses
    5.00pm SB   6.30pm MI   8.00pm MOG
Mon 25    Christmas Day Masses
    9.00am MI   10.30am MOG


Working Bee Saturday 18 November 8am-12 Noon
Around Mary Immaculate Church, Parish Office and Mary Immaculate Hall; mostly a general garden clean up, not too onerous with a mid-morning catch up  cuppa and a chat! If available for an hour, or two or more will help your Parish in this most practical way - collecting rubbish, weeding, trimming and pruning around the grounds and car parks, and any other small jobs that can easily be done!  BYO bucket, gloves, secateurs and weeding fork.  Any other labour saving equipment you can bring, will be most welcome! We will have a large garden waste skip on site to be filled!
Richard McKinney Advent Lectures 2017:  Celebrate 500th Anniversary of the Reformation    All meetings begin 8.00pm. Refreshments available 9.15pm after each lecture. Gold coin donation. Tuesday 14 November: Rev Dr Gerald O’Collins SJ -  The Reformation, A Catholic and Personal Point of View, Ivanhoe Uniting Church, 19 Seddon St, Ivanhoe.         Tuesday 21 November: Rev. Greg Pietsch, Bishop Emeritus Vic/Tas District Lutheran Church of Australia  Australian Lutheran/Roman Catholic Dialogues, The Ministry of Oversight, a worked example of Reformation Differences moving to growth in mutual understanding, St George’s Anglican Church, Ivanhoe East.    Tuesday 28 November: Rev Dr Robert Gribben,   Professor Emeritus of Worship and Mission of the Uniting Church The Impact of the Reformation on England - and beyond to Nonconformity, at Mother of God Church
Ryder Cheshire: The last Ryder Cheshire Morning Coffee for the year: ‘Christmas Carols with Dorothy’ will be held at 10 Donaldson St  at 10am on Friday 24th November. Do come if you can!    News for 2018: After many years as a ‘Friday’ tradition, next year we will gather at 2pm on the last Wednesday of the month - starting on  February 28th. It is hoped this will be more convenient for residents to join us because naturally, they arrange their treatment schedules on Friday mornings so they can go home for the weekend.
Handel’s Messiah
Heidelberg Choral Society and Orchestra will present Handel’s Messiah at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School, corner Upper Heidelberg Rd and Noel St, Ivanhoe on Saturday 25th November at 7.30pm and on Sunday 26th November at 2.30pm.  Enquiries: 9434 4742

St Pius X Car Boot Sale Sunday 3 December

From 10am–2pm at St Pius X Parish, 419 Waterdale Rd, West Heidelberg. A fun day for the entire family guaranteed! The big day will feature market stalls, a sausage sizzle, Devonshire teas, a cake stall, and cheap goodies aplenty over four feverish hours of bargain hunting. Would you like to reserve a car space or an indoor market stall? Get in touch!    Details: 9497 5319 or edwmargaret@yahoo.com.au

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Friday 8th December

9.15am Mass at St. Bernadette’s

7.30pm Patronal Festival

 Mass at Mary Immaculate

followed by Parish BBQ      ALL WELCOME.

 To assist with catering please indicate attendance on the sign-up sheet in the church foyer.

BYO Drinks & a salad to share

CPI Outreach Christmas Lunch, 13 December:
We welcome bookings for our popular lunch with the people listed below for lunch at noon in the Ivanhoe Hotel. Christmas lunch this year includes a 3 course meal, wine and water on the tables and Christmas  décor for $25 per person. Please don’t forget to bring a KK gift to the value of $5. Everyone welcome.  Bookings: Pre-paid & essential. Close 8 December. Contact either: Sue  9499 1485, Helen 9499 7783, Frances 9497 3190 or Eileen 9499 7120.
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 volunteer@ccam.org.au 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 volunteer@ccam.org.au 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: lmf@cam.org.au 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: humanresources@ismapng.org.au 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: somml@bigpond.com   

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 liz.shearer1@gmail.com

y Connect Project Melbourne Phone: 9326 1895  Website: www.mercyworks.org.au            Email: somml@bigpond.com

 

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: resthome.familycare@bigpond.com