VALE CARDINAL GEORGE PELL
The Archbishop of Melbourne Peter Comensoli has issued a statement on the occasion of the death of Cardinal George Pell former Archbishop of Melbourne which may be read here.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023 PORTUGAL
Anyone who might be interested in attending World Youth Day and joining the group at the Augustinian Youth Encounter July this year in Lisbon is invited to contact Stefphy Coosnapa in the parish office for details and plans. Or read more here.
DEATH OF POPE BENEDICT XVI
We join our prayers with those of the universal Church in thanksgiving for the life and the service of Pope Emeritus Benedictus XVI. You may read a tribute from the Archdiocese here.
PARISH NEWSLETTER – “The Scribble” (formerly the ‘Parish Chronicle’)
The Summer 2022 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.
THE GIVING TREE
Thanks to all who contributed and supported the Giving Tree this past month and brought some Christmas cheer to many in our community.
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF AUGUSTINIAN PROVINCIAL
Click the link here to view the Christmas video message of Fr Peter Jones, Australian Augustinian Provincial – and a Happy Christmas to all!
ADVENT REFLECTIONS – THURSDAYS (The Christmas Sermons of Saint Augustine)
To usher in the Season of Christmas we offer the last of our 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)
PARISH COUNCIL REPORT DECEMBER
An informal final Parish Council Meeting was held last Wednesday December 14th in the parish centre. Plans for Christmas were finalised and some thought given to the issues of Council membership and Parish Annual General Meeting early next year The Council thanks all parish volunteers and ministers for their contributions through the year.
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.