Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events
Saturday 14 September (Exultation Holy Cross)
5.00pm Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm Reconciliation at St Bernadette’s.
6.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Bernadette’s
Sunday 15 September (Ordinary Time 24)
9.00am Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am Mass at Mother of God
Monday 16 September (Ss. Cornelius & Cyprian)
Fr. Bill will be attending the Archdiocesan Annual Clergy Conference. Masses will be replaced by Communion Services from Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 inclusive.
Tuesday 17 September (Feria)
9.15am Communion Service at Mother of God
Wednesday 18 September (Feria)
9.15am Communion Service at Mary Immaculate
with Yrs. 2, 3 & 4
Thursday 19 September (Feria)
9.15am Communion Service at Mary Immaculate
10.00am Liturgy Group meeting in Parish Office
Friday 20 September (Ss. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Husang & Companions)
9.15am End of Term School Mass at St. Bernadette’s
Saturday 21 September (St. Matthew)
5.00pm Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm Reconciliation at St Bernadette’s
6.00pm Vigil Mass at St Bernadette’s
Sunday 22 September (Ordinary Time 25)
9.00am Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.30am Mass and Baptism at Mother of God
Saturday 5 October
8.00am Working Bee at the Parish Office
Wednesday 23 October
8.00am Parish Finance Committee
Sunday 27 October
5.00pm Meet at Parish Office for excursion to St. Joseph’s Melkite Catholic Church, Fairfield for the Eastern Rite Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
Parish Climate Action Group
Responding to Pope Francis’ call for immediate action to mitigate global warming and avoid committing “a brutal act of injustice on the poor and future generations” Lifestyle tip for the week: Remove or add to the clothing your wearing to stay at a comfortable temperature rather than changing your thermostat. This reduces your energy use and your carbon emissions. (From ARRCC - Australian Religious Response to Climate Change) Simone Weil Lecture: Virtue in a Changing Climate. Prof. Roger Crisp, Oxford University Prof. of Moral Philosophy, Thurs Sept 19, 6pm Australian Catholic University Fitzroy campus. No cost but you need to register. One of our Climate Action Group members is attending so if you want transport or company to attend, contact the parish office. School Strike for Climate movement is holding rallies all over the world on Sept 20 - Global Climate Action Day -all concerned about climate justice welcome. 2-4pm Treasury Gardens. ARRCC is holding a multi-faith service beforehand 12.30pm Wesley Church 148 Lonsdale St. The 12.06pm train from Hurstbridge will have musical entertainment and fun activity for people taking the train to the rally. It’s called the Northern Party Train and leaves Ivanhoe station at 12.44pm.
Annual Mission Fair
The Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver will hold their Annual Mission Fair on Sat 12 October 9am - 3pm at 154 Cotham Rd., Kew. The year the proceeds will go to Sr. Veneranda Myuku working at the Ikombo Epileptic Centre for the poor in the Mahenge Diocese of Tanzania. Enquires 9817 3715.
Parish Excursion - Sunday 27th October Reserve the Date! After the success of our last excursion to the Islamic Museum, our next Parish excursion is to the Eastern Rite Melkite Catholic Church in Fairfield to attend their evening Mass - the celebration of the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom. 5.00pm Meet at our Parish Office for a brief introduction to the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church.
5.30pm Travel together (sharing cars) to St. Joseph’s Melkite Catholic Church, 40 Gillies St. Fairfield, for Mass at 6.00pm. After Mass we will share pizza for dinner. In a week or two there will be a sheet to register your attendance in the church foyers.
We are looking for males who would be available to assist us with our men’s shed program. Perhaps you are an avid traveller, a retired school teacher, handyman, etc who could come and have a coffee and a chat for an hour with a handful of our men? Blue Cross Ivanhoe
Please contact: Catherine Lifestyle Coordinator 8846 3924 ivanhoeLL@bluecross.com.au (or speak to Eugene from our Parish: 0407 869 582)
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.melbourneamep.com.au/volunteer/contact
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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@example.com
y Connect Project Melbourne Phone: 9326 1895 Website: www.mercyworks.org.au Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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@example.com