Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement 2018 – 19.
Each year the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference issues a Social Justice Statement to coincide with Social Justice Sunday (30 September 2018). This year the Statement is titled A PLACE TO CALL HOME – Making a Home for Everyone in our Land
The Statement discusses Homeless and Housing
In order to give this Statement as much publicity as we possible can, we intend to hold a public -
Planned Outreach Activities September-November 2018
¨ First Wednesday lunch/cards noon in Mother of God Church foyer on:
- Wednesday 3 October
- 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.
Morning Melodies - 10 October
Morning Melodies Wednesday 10 October, 10.30 am at Ivanhoe Hotel. $15 per person for Morning Tea, featured performance by Marcie Jones and Seniors’ lunch. We will make a group booking so would appreciate notification if you wish to attend. Outreach contacts: Eileen 9499 7120, Helen 9499 7793 & Frances 9497 3190.
Ryder Cheshire Afternoon Tea
Wednesday, 25th September, 2pm at 14 Donaldson St, Ivanhoe. Guest speaker is Ellen Gellis and topic is Banyule Youth Services. All are welcome to join us for Afternoon Tea afterwards. Cost (donation) $5
Mental Health Week 12 October 2018
Friday 12 October, 5pm, St Pius X Church, 419 Waterdale Rd, Heidelberg West. You are invited to join friends and supporters of Catholic Social Services Victoria and the community of St Pius X Parish, West Heidelberg to celebrate Mass acknowledging Mental Health Week. This is a prayerful opportunity to stand with the suffering Christ in our families and wider communities and to support our brothers and sisters living with mental health issues. Mass will be followed by refreshments. Enquiries: 9457 5794.
Carmelite Annual Spring Luncheon
11.30am on Fri 12 Oct at Leonda by the Yarra, 2 Wallen Rd, Hawthorn. Flier in each church. Further information, contact Pia 0412 933 902
Our Lady of Victories Basilica,
Camberwell - Centenary Day Sunday 7 October at 10.30am 548 Burke Rd, Camberwell
Our Lady of Victories Basilica this year celebrates the centenary of its opening on 7 October, 1918. One of Melbourne's ecclesiastical and architectural gems, the Basilica was dedicated in honour of the fallen of the Great War (1914–1918), with tens of thousands in attendance at its opening. Solemn Mass celebrating the centenary will commence at 10.30am, with refreshments to follow. Current and former parishioners as well as attendees of OLV school are all welcome. Enquiries: 9816 9291
St Joseph’s Outreach Comedy Night
Saturday 20 October, 7pm for 7.30pm start at St Joseph’s Hall, 30 Fitzgerald St, South Yarra. Come and have a laugh for a good cause. This fundraiser event features Dave O’Neil, Monica Dullard and Brad Oaks. A bar and food will be available on the night.
Bookings: trybooking.com/421526 Cost: $45
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
Free Wills Seminar
Wednesday 10 October, 12–1.30pm at St Vincent’s Hospital, Aikenhead Building E, Michael Chamberlain Theatre, 27 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy
Do you have a current will? Have your circumstances changed? You’re invited to attend a free seminar on drafting or changing your Will, with an expert estate lawyer. Bookings: 9231 3365 or email@example.com
Sparks of Beauty: Literature
Tue 30 Oct, 6.30– 8.30pm at State Library. The Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation invites you to our final in the Sparks of Beauty series for 2018. Join us for a conversation with best-selling author Michael McGirr on “The Stories that Make Us” Details: Suzanne Hermon by phone: 9926 5761 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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