THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (YEAR A)

  • HOUSEKEEPING

    If you take a copy of the Good News to follow/read during Mass, please take it home so you know what times/changes have been made to the coming week’s celebrations. If you don’t want to take it home, please be so kind as to return it to either of the holders (front & rear) rather than leave it where you have been sitting. The same applies for the Catholic Life, any other publications, children’s drink bottles and snack packets. Adults should be able to cope without a drink of water during mass that rarely extends beyond 60 minutes. Please leave your drink bottles at home or in your car, not in the Church. Those with ill - health are exempted of course.

    Under OH&S directives and in an effort to keep the side and rear aisles as clear as possible, please refrain from moving chairs and pews. If moves need to be made, please return chairs to where you got them, rather than creating unnecessary work for others.

    Introductions to Mass prayers are part of the Liturgy so that everyone can join in and pray together as one. Racing ahead, or dragging behind, detracts terribly from a communal celebration.

    We do not say ‘ Amen ’ at the end of the Lord’s Prayer - aka the ‘Our Father’ when we recite it together during mass. The word ‘ Grievous ’ in the 1 st penitential rite only has one ‘i’ and is therefore pronounced, (phonetically) as ‘greevus’, not ‘greevius’. Rosters or petitions are often left in the foyer of the church for people to sign or fill - in - please monitor your children at all times, and thereby prevent them from scribbling or scrawling all over them. If you would like a mass offered for a special intention, Mass Offering envelopes are available in the foyer or from the sacristy. Please write any/all information on it clearly and legibly.

    If you need to walk from the service road to the church, please use the designated path or driveway and refrain from walking though or over garden beds.

    Please respect parking restrictions around the Church and refrain from parking in the church driveway. Ambulances need to have full access at all times.
    Thank you for your patience and cooperation

  • ROSTERS

    New rosters will be prepared shortly. If you wish to be added or removed from the list please let the Parish Centre know. Thank you for your help.

  • PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES

    Please collect yours from the foyer today. Thank you for your contributions.

  • TRINITY FAMILIES

    Collection will be taken up today. Formerly Bishop’s Family Foundation; Trinity Families was established by the Diocese of Sale to provide financial support for families within our diocese. Many families are under severe stress following the closure of Hazelwood Power Station and the pending closure of the Heyfield timber mill.

  • FRIENDSHIP GROUP

    Next gathering Tues. June 13 at 2.00pm in the Parish Centre. Contact John 9702 1928 or Michael 8786 9983.

  • MEMORIAL WALL

    Is located on the external wall of the Church behind the Tabernacle. Bishop Pat will bless this site on the June 11 after the 10.30am Mass.

  • FR. HILARION

    Arrived safely in Rome and sent us this message “On this feast of your country's patroness, Our Lady Help of Christians I remembered you, our parish and the nation at Mass. Gbu all !”

  • AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL

    The Festival is a youthful and energetic celebration hosted by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in partnership with the Archdiocese of Sydney. We will welcome Matt Maher as our international guest. Sydney December 7 - 9. For more information or to register visit: www.acyf.org.au. See flyer.

  • HYMN FEST

    At St Andrew’s Uniting Church at 105 High Street, Berwick June 4 at 2.00pm, in celebration of their 160th Anniversary. It will be a fun filled afternoon singing hymns both old and new. To be involved with the choir contact Matthew 0437 397 369. The afternoon is a fundraiser $5 per head which includes afternoon tea. All welcome.

  • WALKING WITH JESUS

    An eight day walking retreat, Oct. 8 - 15. Registration by June 1. For more information contact Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality, 9854 8110 or Email : secretary@campion.asn.au or see flyer on board.

  • PENTECOST VIGIL

    Led by the Sri Lankan Charismatic Renewal Prayer Group. Saturday June 3 7.30pm - 2.30am approximately concluding with Mass. Information Ben 9753 2116 or Anton 0421 166 839.

  • DRAW THE BORDER IN THE TIMOR SEA

    Please sign the petition in the foyer.

  • CASEY COUNCIL

    Are making changes to the parking restrictions between the Uniting Church and Bain Street. Please keep an eye out for these changes.

  • YOUTH SURVEY

    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

  • HE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – AIRS May 28 2017

    This week on the Journey, our very own Fr Steven Varney reflects on the gospel of Matthew. Sr Hilda shares her wisdom from the Abbey that ‘All is a gift’. Frances Pirolas reminds us of ‘Spiritual Intimacy’ in her section SMART Loving, and Pete Gilmore reminds us about our ‘Faith in Action’ in Living the Gospel. 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 17 July 2017. Details and application: www.pallottine.org.au/scholarships/st-vincent-pallotti-scholarship-for-lay-ministry.html

  • PALMS AUSTRALIA

    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 palms@palms.org.au