Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events

Saturday 22 July  
5.00pm     Reconciliation at St Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s

Sunday 23 July (16th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God  

Monday 24 July
6.30pm     1st Communion Family Workshop at Mary Immaculate School Hall

Tuesday 25 July   (St James, apostle)
9.15am     Mass at Mother of God with Years 5 & 6I
4.15pm    Christian Meditation in Mary Immaculate Hall

Wednesday 26 July  (Ss. Joachim & Anne, parents of BVM)
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate with Years 5 & 6
12 noon    Outreach Lunch at Ivanhoe Hotel

Thursday 27 July 
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.00am    Liturgy Group Meeting at Parish Office

Friday 28 July  
9.15am    Mass at St Bernadette’s  

Saturday 29 July  (St Martha)  Communion Rite of Enrolment
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mother of God
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s

Sunday 23 July  (17th Sunday) Communion Rite of Enrolment    
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God

See 10 August Notice below for the 13th National eConference broadcast live to our Parish

"In Times of Chaos: The Hope of Pope Francis" - Mary Immaculate Hall, Thursday 10 August, 10:30am - 2:45pm. Bookings Essential.

See updated notice 'When Life is Ending - Discussing Dying, Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia' under the eConference notice below
Archbishop’s Golden Jubilee
Saturday 22 July, 11am at St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne. Everyone invited to and welcome at this special Mass to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Archbishop Denis Hart’s ordination to the priesthood. This Mass of Thanksgiving on the 50th anniversary of the Archbishop’s priestly ordination will be followed by light refreshments at Central Hall, 18 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
A Festival of Spiritual Films: Saturday 22 July
9.30am - 4.30pm at O’Connor /Pilkington Rooms, 214 Richardson St, Middle Park
The Carmelite Centre Melbourne presents a festival of five spiritual films which will be introduced by the moderator, Peter Thomas. After each film, there will be time for discussion about the points raised in the production. Each film presents a different perspective on spirituality and the spiritual life. Films: (More information on poster on display board).  The rising tide of silence: Thomas Keating, one of today’s most influential spiritual teacher. The teacher:- Dalai Lama, spiritually fulfilling lives.  End of the earth: Romanian & French pilgrims.   The sacred stones: A story of conflict between  western values and aboriginal spirituality in N. T.    Thérèse: An Australian journey.       Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available; participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch and popcorn or, during the lunch break, to go to one of the great nearby cafés.     Details: 9690 5430  Cost: $30     Bookings: www.trybooking.com/291649
Fancy ‘Christmas in July’ with Outreach?
Let’s gather in Ivanhoe Hotel at noon on  Wednesday, July 26, for a 2 or 3 course lunch featuring a choice of soup, roast dinner or grilled salmon accompanied by vegetables followed by a choice of either Christmas pudding or pavlova. The cost for 3 courses is $20, (seniors) and 2 courses is $17 (seniors). Drinks at bar prices.   Non seniors also welcome at $30 or $25.    We look forward to seeing you there. No need to book or reply.
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

2017: The Just Art Exhibition 

Friday 28 July to Tuesday 1 August at he Stables, Corner Wreckyn & Courtney Sts, North Melbourne

The St Vincent de Paul Society invites you to explore over 300 art works, all gloriously celebrating, exploring and contemplating the culture of the first peoples of Australia. ‘Focus: First Australians’ will open: 10am–8pm Friday 28 July, 10am–6pm Saturday 29 July, and 10am–5pm Sunday 30 July - Tuesday 1 August.   Cost: Free Details: 9895 5800

From Patrina and Sarina Patti: CureMND
We are going to be walking 5km. as part of the ‘Run Melbourne’ event on Sunday 30th July.  In doing so, we are also hoping to raise some much-needed funds and awareness for CureMND.  You can read more about the charity here: www.curemnd.org.au
If you would like to sponsor us, we would truly appreciate even the smallest of gestures.  You can make donations by following the link below.  If not,  your positive thoughts and well-wishes are much appreciated. Thank you for your support and taking the time to read this article. - Patrina and Sarina Patti. Link for donations to Pari and Sari Patti: HERE

Social Media Workshop: Wednesday 26 July, 8.30am for 9am start, until 1pm
Cathedral Room, Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert St (via carpark off Landsdowne St), E. Melb. Social      media is used to great effect by our member organisations to advance a range of objectives: advocacy, fundraising, collaboration and networking, events  promotions & raising awareness of advocacy issues. To share this expertise and to provide insight and inspiration on effective use of social media in advancing our mission, CSS Vic is hosting this half-day social media workshop. The main focus will be on Twitter and Facebook, so if you use and have a basic understanding of these two platforms, you’ll find this workshop most beneficial. Other platforms will, of course, feature in discussion. A selection of speakers from member organisations will share key ways in which their organisation uses these social media  platforms, as well as sharing lessons learned along the way. Fr Frank Brennan SJ, CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia, will attend to speak about the use of social media in advancing effective communications in our crowded world. Registration is essential. Cost: $35 (members) $45 (non members). Bookings and RSVP: by Thursday 20 July HERE

Vocations Week awareness Week: Holy Hour.  Thursday 3 August, 6.30–7.30pm. The Melbourne          Vocations Office invites you to this special Six-30 Youth Holy Hour in St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne. You are most welcome to join in   praying for vocations and to give thanks for the gift of consecrated life and priesthood to the Church.

eConference - In Times of Chaos: The Hope of Pope Francis
The 13th Annual National 'eConference' will be broadcast live to the Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe and other selected venues in Australia and around the world on Thursday 10 August from 10:30am - 2:45pm (AEST). All are invited and encouraged to participate in this important and very accessible event at Mary Immaculate Hall.  A light lunch will be provided with donations invited to help cover costs. As always there are outstanding speakers at this event Sponsored by The Australian Institute of Theological Education (formerly Broken Bay Institute) and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference: 
Mr Noel Debien (Facilitator, ABC Religion Presenter), Professor Massimo Faggioli (Professor of Historical Theology, University of Villanova (Philadelphia) International Papal expert, theologian, political scientist)   Mr Paul Kelly (Editor at Large, The Australian and one of the nation’s most respected political writers.), Professor The Hon. Bob Carr (Professor of International Relations, University of Technology Sydney, former NSW Premier and Foreign Minister of Australia), Ms Elizabeth Proust OA (Chairman of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member of the Truth Justice and Healing Council), Sr Clare Condon SGS (Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and Winner-2013 Human Rights Medal awarded by the Australian Human Rights Commission.), Rev. Dr Gerald A. Arbucle SM (Internationally respected theologian and anthropologist), and Sr Ruth Durick OSU (the Australian Provincial of the Ursulines of the Roman Union and the President of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) (panellist only)). Bookings are essential, via members of Liturgy and Outreach groups or the Parish Office. Further inquiries John Costa.  Flyer HERE
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]