Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events
Parish Working Bee: Saturday 17 November from 8am - 12 noon. Around Mary Mother of the Church Parish Office and Mary Immaculate Hall - mostly a general garden tidy up, not too onerous, with the bonus of a catch up cuppa and chat mid-morning! We hope you can spare an hour, two or more, to help your Parish in this most practical way. We will be collecting rubbish, weeding, mowing, trimming and pruning around the grounds and car parks, BYO bucket, gloves, secateurs and weeding fork. Any other labour saving equipment you can supply, is most welcome! A large garden waste skip will be on site for filling! Hoping some school families can join in for a little while, to help their local Parish in this very practical way! The more of us the quicker we fill the skip!
Catholic School of Evangelisation: Meet Luke - His Gospel and His Jesus
Mondays: 26 November, 3 and 10 December from 7.30–9.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Grimshaw Street, Greensborough. Details: Sandra Bishop on 9434 7553
Widening the Door of Hope: A Response to the Victorian Assisted Dying Legislation
Date: Tuesday 20th November 2018 Time: 7.30pm start (7.00pm light refreshments) Venue: Mercy Theatre Catholic University 15 Victoria Parade Fitzroy (enter via Young St) Orators: Assoc. Prof. Natasha Michael Director, Palliative Medicine Cabrini Health, University of Notre Dame, Sydney School of Medicine Dr Stephen Parnis Former Vice-President AMA, Emergency Physician St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9926 572 cam.org.au/justice fb.com/camjusticepeace
The 2018 Advent McKinney Lectures
The series this year will to be given by Rev. Dr. Ji Zhang, Manager of the Uniting Church Partnering Asia. This is such an appropriate time to hear about this partnership when China is becoming such a major player on the world stage. Fliers with the topics for each lecture will be available soon. See flyers in church foyer. The lectures will be, as usual, on Tuesdays at 8.00pm:
Nov 13th at Ivanhoe Uniting Church
Nov 27th at St. George’s Anglican Church, East Ivanhoe
Dec 4th at Mother of God Catholic Church, East Ivanhoe
Update for Outreach Christmas Lunch
We can confirm that the charge for a 3 course traditional Christmas dinner arranged for Wednesday, 12 December at the Ivanhoe Hotel will be $25 per person. Drinks at bar prices. We hope to see many people as we have in the past. Bookings by Friday 7 December are essential. We have already taken many bookings so don’t miss out. Please remember your KK gift. Call Helen 9499 7793, Frances 9497 3190, Sue 9499 1485 or Eileen 9499 7120.
Southern Stars Social Club
Saturday 17 Nov, 8pm at Benedict House, 301 Warrigal Rd, Burwood. Party for Single Catholics (ages 28 to 60), includes supper and lucky door prizes. Cost: $13 Enquiries: Peter on 9885 2167
Outreach Christmas Lunch We have booked our traditional 3 course Christmas Lunch with the Ivanhoe Hotel for noon on Wednesday, December 12. Please remember to bring a KK gift to the value of $5. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL by Friday 7 Dec. Please call either Helen 9499 7793, Sue 9499 1485, Frances 9497 3190 or Eileen 9499 7120
Planned Outreach Activities September-November 2018
¨ First Wednesday lunch/cards noon in Mother of God Church foyer on:
- Wednesday 7 November
¨ Morning Melodies 10.30 am at the Ivanhoe Hotel. $15 per person for Morning Tea with featured performance by Marcie Jones and Seniors’ lunch. We will make a group booking and would greatly appreciate notification if you wish to attend.
¨ More information to come concerning Christmas lunch in December.
Outreach contact persons: Eileen 9499 7120, Helen 9499 7793 and Frances 9497 3190.
Wednesday 28 November, 7.30pm, St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne. Red Wednesday is a global movement to stand in solidarity with those who, even in the 21st century, are imprisoned, persecuted, tortured or murdered for their peacefully-held religious faith. Aid to the Church in Need, together with the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, invites you to Stand Up for Faith and Freedom. Please join us at St Patrick’s Cathedral, which will be floodlit in red for the first time as a visible sign of solidarity with those facing persecution. 7.30pm Interfaith gathering – Forecourt St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne
8.00pm Fellowship and light refreshments – Cathedral Room, Cardinal Knox Centre (adjacent to the Cathedral)
8.30pm Floodlighting of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Red. Download Flyer: https://bit.ly/2Qtlh4pe
YTU Information Night Tuesday 13 November, 7.30–8.30pm at YTU Study Centre, 34 Bedford Street, Box Hill. Study Theology as an undergraduate or postgraduate student for credit. Or choose to enrol for your own interest, without completing essays for credit. All are welcome to come along and find out more. Feel free to bring a friend. No booking required. FEE HELP available. Enquiries: email@example.com
Australian Premiere: Symphonic Adiemus The First Australian Premiere of a new choral work, ‘Symphonic Adiemus’ by Sir Karl Jenkins will be performed by the Heidelberg Choral Society under the direction of conductor Peter Bandy at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday 18 November at 4.00pm. Also on the program is Puccini’s Messa di Gloria which is an iconic choral work with unusual percussions. Soloists: Jeremy Kleeman (baritone) and Timothy Reynolds (tenor). Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall at the Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt St, Melbourne. Tickets: $75 ($65 Conc.) Primary School Student $25. https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018 symphonic-adiemus
Volunteer Opportunity Assisting Refugee Students - Mercy Connect Melbourne
Mercy Works Ltd. is currently recruiting volunteers to support Refugee Students and Asylum Seekers in Primary and Secondary schools across 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 limited to. Please contact Sr Mary Lewis RSM for an application form and further information.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred for contact) Website: www.mercyworks.org.au Mercy Connect Melbourne Telephone: 9326 1895
Catholic Walking Club, New Members Welcome
The Catholic Walking Club is a bushwalking club founded in 1951 which has for its objectives the encouragement of bushwalking and allied activities in a Catholic atmosphere, and the fostering of a greater love of the outdoors. The club is seeking new members to enjoy its active program of day, weekend and extended bushwalking, ski touring and cycling trips. Membership is open to all age groups, 16 years and over. Details and enquiries: Peter 9889 2751 or email@example.com; or Margaret 9439 8205 Website: www.catholicwalkingclubvic.org.au
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 9384 6120 or www.taoist.org
Can you spare an hour each week to visit a newly arrived refugee or migrant to help them learn English? There are isolated people across Melbourne who need your help to settle into their new communities in Australia. Melbourne Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is currently seeking volunteers. Tutors work one-on-one with students, or in small groups if you’d prefer to work as a team. Free training and support is provided and will commence in August. Details: Contact 9269 1514 or email@example.com Website: www.melbourneamep.com.au/volunteer/contact
Australian Premiere: Symphonic Adiemus
First Australian Premiere of a new choral work by Sir Karl Jenkins on Sunday 18 November at 4.00pm.
With more than 100 choir members and a full symphony orchestra, Heidelberg Choral Society (HSC), under the direction of conductor Peter Bandy, will perform Symphonic Adiemus, at the Melbourne Recital Centre. The choir will also perform Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini, an iconic work for choir with unusual percussions. Soloists featured in the performance are Jeremy Kleeman (baritone) and Timothy Reynolds (tenor). Concert Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Melbourne. Tickets: Standard $75 ($65 Concession). Primary School Student $25 https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/symphonic-adiemus
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
y Connect Project Melbourne Phone: 9326 1895 Website: www.mercyworks.org.au Email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org