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Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events

PARISH WEEKLY PRAYER CALENDAR
For each day of the week you will find the Gospel of the Day to read and our prayer intention for the day. Conclude    your    scripture    reading    and    prayer intentions
with the Regina Coeli.

Holy Thursday 9 April (Day of the Lord’s Supper)
Gospel: John 13:1-15
Prayer Intention: For those facing financial ruin or extreme hardship, for the vulnerable and fearful

Good Friday Friday 10 April (The Lord’s Passion)
Gospel: John 10:31-42
Prayer Intention: For those grieving the death of loved ones and for those who have died

Holy Saturday Saturday 11 April (The Easter Vigil)
Gospel: John 11:45-56
Prayer Intention: For the sick and those suffering directly from the spread of COVID-19

Sunday 12 April  (Easter Sunday)
Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11
Prayer Intention: For our parish family: that we may remain faithful and care for each other

Easter Monday 13 April
Gospel: Matthew 28:8-5Prayer Intention: For our political and civic leaders

Easter Tuesday 14 April
Gospel: John 20:11-18Prayer Intention: For doctors, nurses and all working in health and aged care

Easter Wednesday 15 April
Gospel: Luke 24:13-35Prayer Intention: For medical scientists seeking a vaccine and effective treatments 

Easter Thursday 16April
Gospel: Luke 24:35-48PrayerIntention: For those facing financial ruin or extreme hardship, for the vulnerable and fearful

Easter Friday 17April
Gospel: John 21:1-14Prayer Intention: For those grieving the death of loved ones and for those who have died

Easter Saturday 18April
Gospel: Mark 16:9-15Prayer Intention: For the sick and those suffering directly from the spread of COVID-19

2nd Sunday of Easter 19April (End of the Easter Octave)
Gospel: John20:19-31Prayer

Intention: For our parish family: that we may remain faithful and care for each other

OTHER RESOURCES FOR DAILY PRAYER
https://www.catholic.org.au/prayathome

For daily Mass from your Cathedral
go to:http://melbournecatholic.org.au/Mass

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Please ring Fr.Bill on 0427 879 733 for an appointment and for the arrangement of an appropriate place and time.

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* Prayer of St Joseph
You were receptive to God working in your life. Help us by your prayers at this time of trial.
You kept Jesus and Mary under your watchful care: may your prayers assist our local Church to respond to those in need.
You taught the Christ Child your trade and prayers: help us to follow his example of love.
You were part of God’s plan for all humanity: assist us to be vigilant and responsible this day.
You spent your life in service: may we be mindful of others, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, caring for them in these difficult days.
You trusted in the clear primacy of God over all history and every situation: help us to grow in faith and pray to the Father, Thy will be done.   Amen.

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These Events Have Been Cancelled
Science & Faith - Public Forum (Sunday 22 March)
1st Reconciliation (Tuesday 24 March)
Meditation Group (Tuesdays)
Liturgy Group (Thursdays)
McKinney Lecture (Tuesday 24 March)
Climate Action Group Seminar (29 April

Parish Climate Action Group

Since the market tends to promote extreme consumerism in an effort to sell its products, people can easily get caught up in a whirlwind of needless buying and spending. Pope Francis, Laudato Si

Tip of the week: Perhaps corona virus has reminded us how quickly we can “get caught up in a whirlwind of needless buying”, heedless of the needs of others. Hopefully you can look forward to a very happy if low-key Easter with your immediate family, rejoicing in the simple pleasure of having enough – maybe even having a modicum of chocolate, and knowing what a blessing that is.

 Volunteers are requested to participate in a PhD on how and why social activism or advocacy (for example by trade unions and welfare agencies) influences businesses. The PhD has been approved by the La Trobe University Ethics Committee (approval number: HEC181182). The criteria for the volunteers are that they be above 18 years of age, possess experience (previous or current) managing workers in the food services or retail sectors and have some knowledge on human resource management or industrial relations. For the volunteers that meet the criteria and are willing to participate in the project, they will be requested to take part in an interview that will take about 30 minutes. All participants and their organisations will not be named in the PhD dissertation. Contact: Michael on 0413823729 or m.gatumu@latrobe.edu.au

Newman College Helder Camara Lecture

In memory of the great Jean Vanier of the L’Arche movement. Eileen Glass A.M. will deliver this Helder Camara lecture on Thursday March 12 at 5.00pm. This free lecture is the first of three public events with prominent Catholic speakers that the Newman College Helder Camara lecture Series will promote in 2020. For organisational purposes, please email markoconnorfms@icloud.com  to register.

Drivers 60+

Drivers aged over 60 years are invited to attend sessions to build on driving experience and maintain wise driving. Sessions are sponsored through Community Road Safety Grants, Vic Roads, Banyule City Council & Victoria Space. Morning Tea provided. Heidelberg sessions: Tuesdays 5, 12, 19 & 26 May from 100am - 12.00pm at Hawdon St Community Centre, 70-80 Hawdon Street, Heidelberg. Further information and bookings phone: 9490 4222.

New Playgroup

Where: Mary Immaculate Primary School.  9 Rockbeare Grove Ivanhoe       When:Wednesdays 9.00am - 10.45am

Bring along a nut free snack for your child.        Suits children 0 - 4 years       Term fees:     $10 per week for one child

Playgroup only runs during school term         Contact: Liz Shearer  Phone 0411 345 664      or email liz.shearer1@gmail.com  

Children’s Religious Formation

Sessions for 3-6 year old children. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a weekly religious formation program for 3-6 year old children. “The Atrium” is a unique hands-on environment filled with sensorially rich materials for the children’s faith formation. The materials are focused on scripture and liturgy and based on the Montessori Method of Education.  Sessions run on Thursday mornings at St Pius X in Heidelberg West. Contact Julie 0404 658 701.

A Local Initiative on a Shared Moral Challenge
Local parishioners concerned about the moral challenge of climate change may be interested to learn more about ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change). ARRCC is a multi-faith member based organization of people of faith who are committed to taking action  on climate change. It has a local Victorian Chapter called “Green Faith / ARRCC. It has an excellent website with inspiring information and ideas for personal and communal action. See www.arrcc.org.au         If you are interested in being part of a local parish group that could share   and participate together on issues of climate change please contact me via Fr. Bill at the Parish Office.  Christina Pead-Erbrederis (Parishioner MOG)

Christian Meditation 2019

Jesus says that as followers we need to “leave self behind”. A group meets to try and do just that through the silence and stillness of meditation each Tuesday 4.15pm in Mary Immaculate Hall, Waverley Ave, Ivanhoe.    All are welcome. Further information, contact Kathy on 0438 530 324.

Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

At the request / suggestion of some parishioners the Parish Pastoral Council has given its support to a Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2020.  Its viability will, of course, depend on how many people are interested and ultimately book a place on the Tour. Harvest Pilgrimages will be organising the tour and formal details, information and booking procedures will be available once they have been prepared by Harvest.

Some basic details are:  Duration: 16 Days     Dates: 15th September 2020 - 2nd October 2020     

Cost: $7,700 includes airfares, tour guides, entrance to all sites, accommodation, most meals. At the moment this is an estimate and could vary depending on numbers.  Register expressions of interest with Fr. Bill at bill.edebohls@cam.org.au

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 pswilson@bigpond.net.au; 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:  melbourne@taoist.org; 9384 6120 or www.taoist.org

Volunteers Needed

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 amepvts@melbournepolytechnic.com.au  Website: www.melbourneamep.com.au/volunteer/contact     

Mary Glowrey Museum:
The museum is now open Monday to Thursday 10am–4pm and Friday10am–1pm. Mary Glowrey Museum, ACU Fitzroy campus, Level 2, Cathedral Hall, 20 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.  The Museum is the perfect place to learn more about the remarkable life of Servant of God, Dr Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ. Victorian-born & educated, Mary Glowrey felt called by God to medical missionary work in India. She left Melbourne in 1920 aged 32, joined a Dutch religious order in India and served there as a medical missionary for 37 years. The  museum gives a photographic and interactive overview of her remarkable life. Individuals and groups very welcome. Cost: Free. Details & group bookings (five or more): 9416 4674 for a tour or presentation Website:  www.maryglowreymuseum.info  www.facebook.com/maryglowreymuseum
Sister Anastasia Benevolent Fund 

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

CatholicCare-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 degree qualification or higher to help guide & support adult students from disadvantaged backgrounds to commence formal study for the first time. Time commitment of Learning Partner is 1.5 contact hours a week with a matched adult student over the course of 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 police reference check at no cost to volunteer. - Matt Walton volunteer@ccam.org.au or www.ccam.org.au/volunteer
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 volunteer@ccam.org.au or www.ccam.org.au/volunteer
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: lmf@cam.org.au or 9287 5587NOTE: See 'From The Parish Newsletter'  HERE
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: humanresources@ismapng.org.au 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: somml@bigpond.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 liz.shearer1@gmail.com

y Connect Project Melbourne Phone: 9326 1895  Website: www.mercyworks.org.au            Email: somml@bigpond.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: resthome.familycare@bigpond.com 
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