Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events
Annual E-Conference "Synodality in Practice - Listening to the Spirit and Leading Change" Save the Date and Register NOW!
The 14th Annual National eConference will be broadcast live to the Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe and other selected venues throughout Australia and around the world on Wednesday 8th August 10.00am - 3.00pm.
Good News from the Outreach Group
We are travelling to the Cuckoo restaurant to celebrate ‘Christmas in July’ on Wednesday 25th July.
Please arrive at Mary Immaculate car park from 10am so that the bus can leave on time at 10.30am. The bus will return to the car park at approximately 4.30pm. Bookings are closed. Payments are needed by Friday 20 July. Cost: $65 or $45 (pensioner concession). Payment with your name and contact details can be left at the Parish Office, 4 Waverley Ave, Ivanhoe - Eileen 9499 7120, Sue 9499 1485; or Ruth 9499 1515
Taoist Tai Chi Classes
New Beginner Classes started on Monday 16 July from 9.30am - 11.00am at Mary Immaculate Hall, Waverley Ave, Ivanhoe. The first class is obligation free. Flier is on display in each church with small notice to take away. The Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia Inc. is a national volunteer. Non-profit organisation. Contact details: [email protected]; 9384 6120 or www.taoist.org
Our Earth and Beyond - Sunday 22 July
In cooperation with St Kevin’s Parish Church, Templestowe, Grandstand for the Environment Inc. presents Our Earth and Beyond. Invitation to join in the conversation on how climate change affects our world and what we can do about it. Also explore the mystery of the universe beyond our planet. An afternoon of story-telling, poetry and inspiring images, facilitated by conversation leaders Trevor Parton and Christina Rowntree. Sunday 22 July from 2.00 - 4.00pm at St Kevin’s Catholic Church Gathering Place, 26 Herlihy’s Rd, Templestowe. Gold Coin donation. Please book by Monday 18 July. Phone 9646 8464 or [email protected]
Heidelberg Choral Society Concerts
Next concerts will be on Saturday 18 August at 7.30pm and Sunday 19 August at 2.30pm at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School. Programme: Carmina Burana-Carl Orff & Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer. Conductor - Peter Bandy Soloists - Margaret Orr, Mezzo Soprano; David Rogers-Smith, Tenor & Simon Meadows, Bass Baritone. Cards are available in each church.
Ryder Cheshire Afternoon Tea Program
Wednesday 25 July: Jim Mead, Banyule and Council’s Wildlife corridor. 2.00pm @10-14 Donaldson St, Ivanhoe
A Marcan Retreat Opportunity: Listening to the Call of Intimacy - Gospel of Mark - Facilitated by Helen Duffy RSM
Sat 4 – Sun 11 August at Santa Casa Retreat Centre, 33-35 Flinders St, Queenscliff. In the Year of Mark, this retreat will invite us to hear the Marcan call to discipleship, and, on our pilgrimage to the cross, hear and respond to the Love Song at the very heart of this Gospel – a Love that can lead us to be ever more open to the presence and action of God in our daily lives. Helen Duffy is a Sister of Mercy with many years experience in Adult Education, RCIA and Retreat presentation. She has post graduate degrees in Religious Education, Mediation Practice and Liturgy, and she was a member of the Spirituality Team for Teachers in the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Arrival 4pm – 6pm Departure by 10am Cost: $600 (GST not included) Bookings: Sr Lizzie Finnerty rsm 5258 2661 or 0418 194 261 [email protected]
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
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]