CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES – may be viewed here
ADVENT REFLECTIONS – THURSDAYS (The Christmas Sermons of Saint Augustine)
To usher in the Season of Advent and to prepare ourselves for Christmas we offer a series of reflections on the Christmas sermons of Saint Augustine led by Fr Brian. Come to the parish centre or join in on Zoom from 7pm on Thursdays. Zoom Meeting: 5109062166 Passcode: 430540
(Go to page for presentations and texts by clicking here)
THE GIVING TREE
Our parish Giving Tree will be in our churches from this weekend. This year we are again collecting food gifts and money or vouchers for the food store visitors. When you place your gift or shopping voucher in the basket under the tree, please take a gift card and hang it on the tree. The gifts will be collected after each mass for distribution through the SJOS foodstore. SJOS gift giving cards are available from the parish office for those people who need a special gift at Christmas time.
PARISH COUNCIL REPORT NOVEMBER
The Council met last Wednesday evening and reviewed the Parish Mission Renewal, the forthcoming BBQ and plans for Christmas. As advised previously, the Augustinian Community will remain the same for the coming four-year period, but the roles of our priests will be shared differently. Our new business manager Amy Lau has been with us for a month. The French Kindergarten is to relocate and a new tenant for the parish facilities is being investigated.
PARISH BBQ NOV 20TH SUNDAY FROM 11.30AM
This Sunday, 20th November, from 11.30am, we invite you to our Parish BBQ in the grounds of St Joseph’s church. Tickets available at church door $15 single, $30 family.
BISHOPS’ STATEMENT ON VICTORIAN ELECTION
It is the responsibility of our elected representatives – especially those who form government – to formulate policies that serve the common good: To enact laws that better our society, that protect the vulnerable and lead to a more just community where all can truly flourish. As voters, it is our responsibility to elect those who will best pursue these goals.
There is no Catholic political party and no single way that a Catholic should vote. Each of us are called to exercise our conscience, utilise our intellect and draw upon our faith in our decision-making. Information to help you navigate these issues of significance can be found at:
Our parish has been engaged in the Melbourne Parish Mission Renewal process of consultation. A draft of our Parish Mission Statement may be read here.
To read more about the Mission Renewal read here.
“TAKE THE WAY OF THE GOSPEL” – ARCHDIOCESAN MISSION RENEWAL
Read an introduction to Parish Mission Renewal here.
A Blog Page has been uploaded to update parishioners on the ongoing process. To view the Blog click here.