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Parish Weekly Readings, Prayers, Calendar & Forthcoming Events

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Fr Bill's weekly streamed Mass @Home    HERE
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Please note that until further notice all Masses are cancelled & the Parish Office is closed


Saturday 11 July (St. Benedict)
Gospel:    Matthew 10:24-33
Prayer Intention: For those suffering physically, mentally, spiritually or financially from the current viral pandemic

Sunday 12 July (Ordinary Sunday 15)
Gospel:        Matthew 13:1-23
Prayer Intention: For our Parish Family: that we may nurture hope and compassion and care for each other

Monday 13 July (Feria)
Gospel: Matthew 10:34-11:1
Prayer Intention: For our Prime Minister and  Premier and all political and civic leaders

Tuesday 14 July (Feria)
4.15pm Meditation Group (CANCELLED)
Gospel: Matthew 11:20-24
Prayer Intention: For doctors, nurses and all working in health and aged care

Wednesday 15 July (St. Bonaventure)
Parish Finance Committee meeting (CANCELLED)
Gospel: Matthew 11:25-27
Prayer Intention: For medical scientists seeking a vaccine and effective treatments for Covid-19

Thursday 16 July (Feria)
Gospel: Matthew 11:28-30
Prayer Intention: For those facing financial ruin or extreme hardship, for the vulnerable and fearful

Friday 17 July (Feria)
Gospel: Matthew 12:1-8
Prayer Intention: For those grieving the death of loved ones and for those who have died

Saturday 18 July (Feria)
Gospel: Matthew 12:14-21
Prayer Intention: For those suffering physically, mentally, spiritually or financially from the current viral pandemic

Sunday 19 July (Ordinary Sunday 16)
Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43
Prayer Intention: For our Parish Family: that we may nurture hope and compassion and care for each other

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Climate Action Group


“Jesus lived in full harmony with creation, and others were amazed: ‘What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?’” Pope Francis, Laudato Si’


Here are a few tips for living in harmony with creation on these cold winter days by minimising heating which, along with cooling, uses most energy in our homes according to ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change). Simple actions you might try to take: turning your heating down a degree or two (you may have to wear a little extra clothing to keep cosy); turning the heating off in rooms which people are not using; turning the heating off if you leave the house for a while. You may not be able to order the winds to obey you, but you can try to minimise drafts in your house by keeping doors closed in heated rooms and using blinds, curtains and draft-stoppers at door bases to keep heat in your rooms. You may also like to use cooler water in your washing machine - modern soaps and materials often perform much better in cooler temperatures. These methods not only help reduce our carbon footprint, they save on energy bills. 

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)

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 

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
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
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