Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe

Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events

Saturday 18 August  (Feria)       
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm    Reconciliation at St. Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St. Bernadette’s

Sunday 19 August  (20th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.15am    1st Communion Class at Mother of God
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God & Baptisms

Monday 20 August   (St Bernard) 
The Parish Secretary (Ruth) is on holidays this week so the Parish Office will not be open as normal. Please ring and leave a message which we will respond to asap.
10.00am    Counting Team 2 meet at Parish Office

Tuesday 21 August   (St Pius X)
9.15am    Mass at Mother of God
4.15pm    Christian Meditation, Mary Immaculate Hall

Wednesday 22 August (Queenship Blessed Virgin Mary)  
Our Archbishop has called a special meeting of all Diocesan Clergy for a special briefing and planning meeting today so Mass will be replaced with a Communion Service. Please remember Archbishop Peter in your prayers as he begins his pastoral ministry among us.
9.15am    Communion Service at Mary Immaculate
7.30pm     Meeting of Parish Pastoral Council and
    Parish Finance Committee.

Thursday 23 August  (Feria)
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.00am    Liturgy Group meeting in Parish Office

Friday 24 August  (St Bartholomew)         
9.15am    Mass at St Bernadette’s with years 5/6

Saturday 25 August  (Feria)       
5.00pm     Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm    Reconciliation at St. Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St. Bernadette’s

Sunday 26 August  (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
10.15am    1st Communion Class at Mother of God
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God

LOOKING AHEAD
Saturday 8 September
6.00pm     First Communion Mass
    at St. Bernadette’s
Sunday 9 September
10.30am     First Communion Mass
    at Mary Immaculate

See some photos from the successful Outreach  25 July  'Christmas in July' luncheon  here
Xavier Social Justice: Dare to Be Different Forum
Thursday 16 August 7.30–9.30pm at Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre, Xavier College, 135 Barkers Rd, Kew. The theme for this year’s Dare to be Different forum is ‘The Other has a Face’.  Pope Francis speaks often of accompaniment, calling for a deeply pastoral response to those living on the margins.  Cost: $15 adult, $5 conc     Bookings www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=383375&

St Pius X Parish Fair 

Sunday 19 August, 10am – 2pm at St Pius X Parish. 419 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg West. Join with St Pius X in celebrating their 2nd Annual Parish Fair.

There will be market stalls, an animal farm, face painting and a sausage sizzle.   Enquiries: 9497 5319 or [email protected]

Mass of Anointing of the Sick and Aged

Parishioners, families are friends are invited to a Mass and Anointing of the Sick and Aged at St Bernadette’s Church at 10.30am on Friday 17th August. Children from St Bernadette’s School will host this Mass and provide Morning Tea in the Library at St Bernadette’s School, 53  Stanley St, Ivanhoe. - (Parish Outreach Group: Eileen, Helen, Sue & Frances)

Interactive Workshop - Liturgical Music  

Saturday 25 August, 3–5pm at St Clement of Rome Parish, 7–21 Egan Drive, Bulleen. Workshop will be led by celebrated liturgist, composer & musician Br Michael Herry, is for singers, musicians and anyone interested in sacred music and its role in Church worship. Bookings and details: by Tuesday 7 August on 9850 3262 or [email protected]  Cost: Donation.

Heidelberg Choral Society Concerts

Next concerts will be on Saturday 18 August at 7.30pm and Sunday 19 August at 2.30pm at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School. Programme: Carmina Burana-Carl Orff & Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer. Conductor - Peter Bandy Soloists - Margaret Orr, Mezzo Soprano; David Rogers-Smith, Tenor & Simon Meadows, Bass Baritone.  Cards are available in each church.

Pope Francis’ Vision for a Listening Church Thursday 30 August from 7.30-9.30pm at St Francis Xavier Hall, 88 Mayona Rd, Montmorency.
Diamond Valley and Yarra Deaneries in partnership with the Archbishop’s Office for Evangelization (AOFE) invite you to a conversation on the Plenary Council 2020: “Pope Francis’ Vision for a Listening Church” by Fr Noel Connolly.    Fr Noel Connolly SSC is a lecturer in Missiology at both Broken Bay Institute and the  Catholic Institute of Sydney. He is also a member of the Adult Formation Team with Catholic Mission Australia & has recently been appointed by Australian Bishops to the Facilitation Team for the Plenary Council 2020. Much of the evening will be in the form of Q & A.  Register/RSVP online by 25 August - www.trybooking.com/WXRZ.
Contact: Beth 9435 2178 [email protected]  or Regina 9457 5794 or [email protected]

Synergy 2018: Art from the Heartland of Aboriginal Australia

Exhibition continues 15 - Friday 14 September, 9am–3pm daily at EHPAC, Ground Floor, Xavier College Senior Campus, 135 Barkers Rd, Kew. An exhibition of paintings, carvings and weavings by established and emerging Aboriginal artists from the APY Lands, Utopia, the Central, Eastern and Western Deserts, the Pilbara and Arnhem Land to raise funds for ‘The Purple House’, which provides dialysis services to remote communities throughout the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Sales online: mccullochandmcculloch.com.au    Contact: [email protected]

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 protected]; 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 protected]; 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 [email protected]  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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [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]