Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events

Saturday 29 April
5.00pm    Reconciliation at  Mother of God Church
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s Church

Sunday 30 April   (Third Sunday of Easter)    
9.00am     Mass & Baptism at Mary Immaculate Church
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God Church

Monday 1 May  
7.30pm    Baptism Information Session at Parish Office

Tuesday 2 May  (St Athanasius)                                                                                 
9.15am     Mass at Mother of God Church with Years 3/4HA
4.15pm    Christian Meditation in Mary Immaculate Hall

Wednesday 3 May (Ss Philip & James)
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate Church
7.00pm    Confirmation Workshop, Mary Immaculate School

Thursday 4 May         
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate Church
10.00am    Liturgy Group Meeting at Parish Office

Friday 5 May          
9.15am    First Friday Mass at St Bernadette’s Church followed by Adoration and Benediction
8.00pm    Men’s Club, Mary Immaculate Hall

Saturday 6 May   Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal 
5.00pm     Reconciliation at  Mary Immaculate Church
6.00pm    Mass & Baptisms at St Bernadette’s Church

Sunday 7 May (Fourth Sunday of Easter
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate Church
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God Church
Confirmation Rite of Enrolment at all weekend Masses

NEXTGEN Organ Discovery and Concert:
Sunday 30 April from 1pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral,   1 Cathedral Place, E. Melbourne. Free admission for next generation of organists to meet and play famous 1964 Fincham Grand Organ in St Patrick’s Cathedral! Then at 2.30pm (doors open 2.00pm), the NextGen of Australian organists takes the stage for 2017 Gala NextGen Organ Concert. Cost: $20 (concert at 2.30pm) Details: Dr Paul Taylor on 9926 5753

Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe Men’s Group    Men’s Group meeting is Friday 5th May at 8.00pm in Mary Immaculate Hall, Waverley Ave, Ivanhoe. BYO Drinks and cover charge of $5.00 for food. Further information: Eugene 0407 869 582. 

Catholic Singles  All singles both young and adult singles are more than welcome to a singles conference “Loving and Loved”  Dynamic speakers & small groups will be divided into age groups.  It will be held at St. Leonard’s, Glen Waverley 6th-7thMay. This is a great opportunity to meet other singles in a faith environment, early bird prices by 26 April. For more information visit trybooking.com/OXYR or email [email protected]  or call Geraldine on 0413 398 528
Inaugural Marian Lecture: Underground Cathedrals:
Tuesday 30 May 2017, 5.30–7.30pm
Christ Lecture Theatre, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy campus. In 2017, the Marists, founded by St Marcellin Champagnat, celebrate their Bicentennial. As part of those celebrations, a Marian lecture series will be inaugurated. Noted educator and spiritual guide Dom Mark Patrick Hederman, former Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, Limerick, will deliver the inaugural lecture ‘Underground cathedrals: A spirituality for the 21st Century.’     Details: [email protected]
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]