Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events

Saturday 24 June  
5.00pm     Reconciliation at St Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s

Sunday 25 June (12th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am Mass at Mother of God 

Monday 26 June

Tuesday 27 June 
9.15am     Mass at Mother of God (with MOG School)
4.15pm    Christian Meditation in Mary Immaculate Hall

Wednesday 28 June  (St Irenaeus)
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
7.30pm    PLT Meeting at Parish Office

Thursday 29 June  (Sts Peter & Paul)
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.00am    Liturgy Group Meeting at Parish Office

Friday 30 June  
9.15am    Mass at St Bernadette’s  

Saturday 1 July  
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
6.00pm    Mass at St Bernadette’s & Baptisms

Sunday 2 July  (13th Sunday in Ordinary Time)     
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am Mass at Mother of God             
Outreach Plans for June - Film Afternoon 28 June
Following our lunch/games lunch on June 14 we plan a movie, ‘A Room With a View’ produced by   Merchant Ivory, well known for visually beautiful films, on Wednesday June 28 at 1pm in the comfortable Mary Immaculate Hall. The film will be accompanied by refreshments and followed by our usual quality afternoon tea. Everyone welcome. Lunch + donation to charity $15 per person. It would be of great help to the caterers if you could indicate how many plan to attend. RSVP Helen 9499 7793, Sue 94991485, Eileen 94997120 or Frances 9497 3190
Ryder Cheshire Morning Coffee
Next Friday is the last Friday of the month and so it’s time to gather at 14 Donaldson Street at 10am!!  This month the speaker will be Chris Borns, CEO of ‘WASHEM’. Come and hear what ‘WASHEM’ is about, share a chat and a delicious morning tea and support this good cause.
Understanding Change, Loss and Grief Seminar
Seminar will be concerned with significant parts of life and will be held on Thursdays 8th June, 6th July and 3rd August from 6-9pm at St John’s Parish House (Francis Xavier meeting room), 52 Yarra St,  Heidelberg. Cost: $20 - Seasons for Growth workbook. Places are limited. RSVP Julie Jensen 0411 241 005 or [email protected]
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.
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 5587.
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

Yarra Theological Union - Bookings Semester 2

Discover new depths to your faith. Yarra Theological Union, a Catholic College of the University of Divinity, is presently taking enrolments for second semester theological study.  Enrolment appointments are from 19 June until 6 July.           

Details: 9890 3771 or [email protected] for an    appointment    Website: www.ytu.edu.au

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
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]