Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events
Ryder Cheshire Afternoon Tea Program
Heidelberg All Stars performance on Wednesday 29 May, 2.00pm at Ryder Cheshire Homes, 14 Donaldson St, Ivanhoe. Cost of $5 includes Afternoon Tea which is provided by Alphington CWA. All welcome. No bookings are required.
Fr Kevin Dillon’s 50th Anniversary of Ordination
Fr Kevin Dillon was Assistant Priest at Mary Immaculate from 1974-1980, and then Parish Administrator in 1984 before the retirement of Fr John Connellan. St Simon’s Parish, Rowville has invited parishioners to join them for this special occasion on the weekend of 1-2 June at any of the four Masses at St Simon’s Church. Mass times are: 6.00pm Saturday, 9.0am, 11.00am and 2.30pm on Sunday. A response from those intending to attend would be much appreciated and will assist in planning: Phone 9764 4058; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral Care Education Event: Saturday 15 June from 9.30am – 1.00pm with Rev Peter Sanders & Jon Rumble.
Personal Stories and Professional Wisdom will be shared at Heidelberg Scots Church, Burgundy St, Heidelberg.
RSVP: Julie Giuliani, Pastoral Care Coordinator Mobile No: 0407 501 298
A Forum for Parishes: A Place to call Home
Saturday 8 June, 9.30am – 1.00pm (Registrations from 9.00am) at Cathedral Room, Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne. With Winter approaching, across Victoria around 1,100 homeless people, children, young and older people and people with disabilities will be sleeping in city parks, carparks, bushland areas and coastal reserves, without the comforts we take for granted. Come and hear what the Australian Bishops have to say about making a home for everyone in our land, what the Christian community is already doing to assist, and how you and your parish can help. Cost: $20 (concession available)
Enquiries: Lucia Brick on 9287 5566 or email@example.com Bookings: https://bit.ly/2UXSDi2 Download flyer:
Women’s Vocational Discernment Retreat Day
Saturday 15 June from 9.30am – 5.00pm at St St Joseph’s Home, 112B St Georges Road, Northcote
A day to prayerfully reflect on the Lord’s will for your life as you seek to discover your vocation in the Church.
Enquiries and registrations: Sr. Mary Lourdes: 9489 8444 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations close Tuesday 11 June. Download flyer:
Jose De Piro Kabataan Youth Orchestra, Saturday 15th June 7:00pm, Our Lady of Mercy College Heidelberg
The Jose De Piro Kabataan (youth) orchestra started five years ago in the parish of St Catherine of Alexandria, in the poor village of Pagalanggang, in Dinalupihan, Bataan Province in the Philippines. The aim of this orchestra is to empower these young people giving them a skill they can use to better their life. Thirty members of this orchestra, together with their conductor and their parish priest are doing a ten day concert tour in Heidelberg, Braybook, Tarneit and Colac. The concerts are free, donations to support the orchestra are welcome. Some members of this orchestra are being sponsored to continue their studies at tertiary level in a university in Manila.To book please visit the following site:For Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg: trybooking.com/489205 To book you can also email email@example.com or ring 9457 1066.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
y Connect Project Melbourne Phone: 9326 1895 Website: www.mercyworks.org.au Email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org