Saturday: 6:00 pm
Sunday:9:00 am & 10:30 am
& 6:00 pm
11.00am Villa Maria
Thursday: 9.00am St. Brigid’s
11.30am SFX House Mass
If you haven’t already obtained your Working With Children’s Check, you will be unable to fulfil your roster duties. Please come to the office ASAP to complete the application, otherwise we will be required to take your name off the roster
Lunch Thursday June 29 at Officer Club, 2 Nikki Place, Officer, Melways ref 215D7. Departing from St. Michael’s at 12 noon. Contact John 9702 1928 or Michael 8786 9983
If anyone knows the whereabouts of our recently donated stands could they please advise the office.
Collect your copy from the foyer.
DRAW THE BORDER IN THE TIMOR SEA
Please sign the petition in the foyer.
CARITAS EAST AFRICA FAMINE APPEAL
Thank you for your generosity $2885.80 was donated.
SVDP APPEAL FOR THE POOR
will be taken up next weekend.
The Pakenham Office is being renovated and is expected it will take 7 - 12 weeks to complete. Any enquiries 1800 522 076 or 5622 0411.
The changes to the parking restrictions between the Uniting Church and Bain Street have been made. Please be aware of them.
A letter from the Pontifical Council entitled, “Christians and Muslims Caring for our Common Home” is available to take home.
Young people across Australia are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published by Australian Bishops. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young people as part of a national consultation process that will inform an international conversation in Rome next year. All youth aged 16 - 29 years are encouraged to complete the survey. Pope Francis stresses, ‘Every young person has something to say to others...all of us need to listen to you!’, and he added ‘even young people who consider themselves agnostics, even young people whose faith is lukewarm; even young people who no longer go to Church; even young people who consider themselves atheists’. www.catholic.org.au/youthsurvey
CLIMATE CHANGE PETITION
How are you responding to Pope Francis’ call to care for our earth and address global warming? Until the end of June, Caritas Australia are coordinating a campaign for climate action through a petition, calling on our Parliament to support stronger action to protect our fragile environment. A fitting way to honour the 2nd anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si ’ (Care for our Common Home). Petitions will be available to sign until June 25. The only restriction on who may sign the petition is that you must live in the La Trobe electorate and you can only sign once. Please give this call for stronger climate action your full support.
To those who came to the recent information session on Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide. Ways you can help to combat possible legislation will be discussed in the coming weeks.
THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – AIRS June 18 2017
This week on the Journey, Fr Graham Schmitzer reflects on the gospel and the Feast of Corpus Christi. Our very own Trish McCarthy talks about Intimacy with God (part 1) in her Milk & Honey segment, Bruce Downes, ‘The Catholic Guy’ encourages us to Pray for Yourself, and Fr Dave Callaghan encourages us to listen to ‘The Call’. Tune into LIFE 103.9 FM Sunday 10am or go to www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.
ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI SCHOLARSHIP/APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
The St. Vincent Pallotti Scholarship Trust offer scholarships to enable lay people to further their understanding and skills in leadership/ministry or a specialised activity, such as promoting faith enhancement, social justice and pastoral care. Applications close July 17 2017. Details and application : http://www.pallottine.org.au/scholarships/st-vincent-pallotti-scholarship-for-lay-ministry.html
If you are an experienced professional, business or trades person, in any area, here is a volunteering opportunity that will change your life. Communities in Asia and Africa are looking to provide mentoring opportunities for and to improve processes and procedures for organisations, both vital to reducing poverty. To ensure sustainable development they prefer those who can come for two years, but accept that some are only available for 12 months. If you want to find out more, please contact Christine on 02 9560 5333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org