TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

  • St Luke

    St Luke the evangelist was a Gentile Greek who practised medicine. He was the author of the Gospel which bears his name and also wrote a history of the early church; The Acts of the Apostles. He travelled with St Paul; together they evangelised Greece and Rome. He was also with St Paul during his ill - fated voyage to Italy. His Gospel is largely based on St Paul’s teachings as well as his own experiences. Legend has it that St Luke was also a painter of great talent who did portraits of the Blessed Virgin, but no existing paintings have ever been correctly attributed to him. It is true, however, that his Gospel has inspired many artists, which led to his patronage of artists as well as doctors and surgeons.

  • RECONCILIATION

    We ask all children preparing for their First Holy Communion to receive Reconciliation before their special day. Days & times on the front page of the Good News.

  • DAVID SWEENEY

    Founding and current member of the organisation ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons). Has won the 2017 Noble Peace Prize. Congratulations.

  • PAINTING OF THE CHURCH

    Has started this week. The inside will be painted next week, beginning on Oct 23. The Church will be closed and there will be no weekday masses on Monday - Thursday.

  • PRAYER AND FASTING FOR FAMILIES AND MARRIAGE

    In the month of October there will be Rosary recited 1/2 an hour before weekday Masses and after 9.30am Mass on Saturday there will be 1/2 an hour of silent Adoration followed by Benediction. If you can help with leading the Rosary contact the office.

  • FRIENDSHIP GROUP

    Next outing Thurs, Oct 26. Lunch at Paradise Valley Hotel, Clematis at 12.00pm. Cars leaving St. Michael’s at 11.30am. Further info: Michael 0409 607 532 or 8786 9983 or John 9702 1928>

  • EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE

    ell done - 191 letters to our politicians. We now need to follow up with telephone calls and, if possible, a visit before the second reading on October 17. Again the message is simple. I oppose the Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Bill. Please represent me and vote “no”. Maps of the main electorates and their members are in the foyer.

  • 40 DAYS FOR LIFE

    Prayers begin for this annual event on September 27. Please pray for all the unborn. For more information go to www.40daysforlife.com melbourne or 0429 181 897.

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOP MENT TALK FOR MEN

    Becoming the one He wants us to become” with Patrick Ross. The third meeting in this series is on Oct 17, “Living out my Catholic Faith at work.” See flyer. RSVP: Daniel Carrick 0401 521 774.

  • MENALIVE WEEKEND FOR MEN

    Will be held at Patrick’s, Pakenham on Nov 11 - 12. See flyer in the foyer, contact Brian on 5941 9276 or www.menalive.org.au

  • REFORMATION 500

    A day of ecumenical prayer to be held on Oct 31 in Traralgon. See flyer.

  • TABLE TENNIS

    Come along to SFX, Beaconsfield 7.30pm to 9pm every Monday during term. All levels catered for and all equipment supplied. Only $2.50 and proceeds go to charity. Call Glen on 9704 6392 or just turn up.

  • CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE STUDY TOUR OF THE BIBLICAL LANDS

    Nov 17 – Dec 14, 2018, Information Session: Saturday Oct 21 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    RSVP & further information: Jenny Delahunt
    T: 9412 3314 E: jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au

  • THE AUSTRALIAN BISHOPS’ 2017 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT

    Social and economic inequality are major current community issues. Copies of the statement are available in the foyer along with 10 Steps Leaflet and Prayer Card. Copies may also be downloaded from the Catholic Social Justice Council Social at www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au