NEW PARISH COUNCIL MEETS
The first meeting of the newly-formed Parish Pastoral Council is convened this last Wednesday. Congratulations to new members and thanks to those continuing for their ministry. Offices elected: Paul Simmons (Chair), Mary Greene, (Vice-Chair), Aparna Nirmal (Secretary).
PARISH NEWSLETTER – “The Scribble” (formerly the ‘Parish Chronicle’)
The Autumn 2023 issue of our seasonal parish newsletter is out and available from the church door this weekend. Please take your copy. It is available also online 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.
PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Parish AGM is to be held Sunday 26th March at 11.45am at St Joseph’s. All parishioners are invited. The Annual Report will be presented and nominations for parish council presented.
FINAL LENTEN REFLECTION FRIDAY MARCH 31
The final Lenten Reflection – ‘A Journey through Lent with St Augustine’ takes place Friday March 31st at 7pm at the Parish Centre or on Zoom. Meeting Number: 5109062166 Passcode: 430540
ST JOSEPH’S DAY SUNDAY 19TH MARCH
Each year March marks the month of St Joseph, Patron of one our churches and Protector of the Universal Church and the Order of St Augustine. His Feast Day is March 19th. We plan a ‘sausage sizzle’ as a social event following the 10.30 Mass on that Sunday.
INSTALLATION OF PARISH PRIEST
This Sunday February 26th we officially induct Fr Luca Park OSA as parish priest of South Yarra, having been appointed by the Australian Provincial and confirmed in office by the Archbishop of Melbourne. Fr Luca has spent six years in Australia and been assigned to South Yarra for the past four years. He takes over from Fr Brian Buckley OSA who remains as assistant priest and Prior of the Augustinian community. We congratulate Fr Luca. All welcome to join us for morning tea.
The Parish of South Yarra is starting the classes for the Sacrament of Reconciliation in April 2023. Contact Parish office for more details.
DAY OF CONSECRATED LIFE
The annual celebration of the Day of Consecrated Life in the Church on Thursday, February 2, 2023, Feast of the Presentation. Please pray for men and women who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day.
AUSTRALIA DAY MASSES
We will celebrate our usual weekday Masses on Thursday 26th, a public holiday for Australia Day at 10am St Joseph’s and 12.45 om St Thomas Aquinas.
FEAST OF ST THOMAS AQUINAS JAN 29TH
The annual celebration of one of our patrons, St Thomas Aquinas will be marked with coffee after 9am Mass next Sunday.