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Thirty Third Sunday In Ordinary Time
Sunday, 16th November, 2014
We are a Catholic Community who profess, celebrate and witness that Jesus lives, and to whom the
Father sends His Spirit.
We express that belief by living out and spreading the message of the Gospel.
Parish Priest:
Fr Bill Gill
Pastoral Associate: Sr Lyn Eastmure
23 Leeds St, Doncaster East 3109
9842 1480 9842 5764
9842 0181
[email protected] (parish)
[email protected]
[email protected]
Weekend Masses:
School Principal:
Saturday Vigil 6.00pm
Sunday 9.00am 11.00am and 6.00pm
Saturdays 9.30am and 5.30pm
and any weekday after Mass
Baptisms & Weddings:
By appointment
Mrs Maria McIntyre
School Phone: 9842 2056
9842 1125
[email protected]
EXPLORING THE WORD (Matthew 25: 14-30)
In today’s Gospel, Matthew develops the theme of what it means to be living in the in-between time. The
Master has given the servants ‘talents’ and on his return they will be judged according to how they have used
those talents and whether they have followed his instructions. The reference is to money, a standard measure
used in the Near East and a very large sum indeed. In fact, each servant has been given a treasure. Two
perform well but the third is paralysed by the fear of taking a risk and hides his talent away. His excuse is that
he knew his Master was an exacting man and so he refused even to try. He condemns himself by not
responding to the demands of the Master. This Gospel challenges us to drop our false notion of God as an
exacting Master, to appreciate the gifts we have been given and to use and develop them for our good and the
good of others.
From the PA’s Desk...
Something to mull over this week! (I love that word!)
“When we hear the words ‘talent’ or ‘gift’ or ‘ability’ we quite
often presume that we don’t have much to offer. As you go
through this week, mull on the small things - that would show
God’s love in your world. How you can use your smallest
abilities, a smile, a word, a gesture to make another person’s
life more pleasant. And after you have mulled on such things,
make them real.” ( – Mulling Meditation)
Blessings, Sr Lyn
Weekday Masses & Feast Days:
9.00 am Service of the Word with Communion
St Elizabeth of Hungary
9.00 am Mass
Wednesday 9.00 am Mass
Thursday 9.00 am Mass
9.00 am Mass
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 12.00 noon
9.00 am Mass
St Cecilia
Baptisms We congratulate and welcome into our parish
family through the sacrament of baptism,
Our Prayers are asked for those who have died
recently: Professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini
and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Mary
Martin, Peter Blackburn, Theodora Lammers, Michael
Craddock, Martin Kenny, Rosaria Biviano, Hilda Aiken,
Sebastian Perera, Lionel Walker, Aileen Sullivan, Michelina
Flammea, Joseph Hammond, Kit Harris, Gino Monasso and
Anne-Marie Ring.
For those who are sick:- Nina Lynch, Beryl Humber, Gino
Villani, Helen Larkin, Josie Knaus, Rebecca Zekants Wise,
Lorraine Featonby, Tom Curran and Maureen & Bob Mason.
From the PP’s Desk... Report of Parish Council Meeting
held on 11th November, 2014
Des Carroll reported on progress towards having a “Men
Alive” programme in the middle of 2015. We have a men’s
group already, and by building on it, we can reach the
number required for the “Men Alive Weekend.”
In order to reach all our parishioners, we plan to have a preChristmas letter drop inviting people to “come back for
Christmas”. We need to re-establish a maintenance team to
coordinate what needs to be done. Finally, three nominations
were suggested for the 2015 Menzies Community Australia
Day Awards.
Fr Bill
Jacob Michael Aycardo
son of Michael and Katrina
For Sale: Mobility Scooter $1,500 ono
Shoprider 888SE Explorer 4WH
Economical 4-wheeler that comes standard with
a number of deluxe features including an adjustable high-back seat with swivel and slide, front
and rear lights, full suspension and front bumper
bar. Please see Nadia in the Parish Office.
Position Vacant: A volunteer position has become available
in our parish for a Catechist Teacher. This person would be
responsible for preparing primary school aged children to
receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (in April) and First
Eucharist (in June). Hours/days are flexible to suit and you
will be given full assistance and support from parish and
school staff. Please see Fr Bill for further information.
A huge “thank you” to Margaret and Susan Harrison who
have worked in this capacity for many years and are now
enjoying a well-earned break.
Weekly Calendar:
Tuesday 18th
Wednesday 19th
Friday 21st
7.00pm Manningham InterChurch
Council in the Drop-In Centre
7.30pm School Advisory Board
7.30pm Bible Sharing Group in
Meeting Room
7.30pm Social Club Gathering
FREE THE CHILDREN: Art Installation
Mondays, 17 & 24 November, 1 & 8 December, 7.30pm-9pm
The Old Convent, Corpus Christi Community, 855 Mickleham Rd, Greenvale
In this popular retreat we remember all God's gifts to us. We
explore how love is about giving and receiving between two lovers.
The weekly themes are 'Remembering Love', Dwelling in Love',
'Love at Work' and 'Receiving and Giving Love'. Through these
exercises the Lord will help us to remember and feel the traces of
God’s love burning its way through our heart.
Bookings & more info: Jane Phelan on 0449 725 425
Thursday 20 till Sunday 23 November 2014, 9.00am-5.00pm
each day. Official launch: 11.00am on the Thursday, on the
lawn adjacent to St Paul’s Cathedral, Swanston St, Melbourne EXPLORING IRAQ TODAY: IMPLICATIONS FOR CHRISTIANS AND
Wednesday 19 November, 7.30pm-9pm
The Knox Lecture Theatre, Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert St,
The Parish of Ss Peter & Paul’s welcomes Sr Trudy East Melbourne (enter via Lansdowne St carpark)
Nabuus nds who is responsible for managing the
Do you want to know more about the current situation in Iraq, the
Christian and Muslim communities of Iraq, the rise and nature of
Notre Dame de Sion Palestinian Education Fund
who will be joining us at Mass on Sunday at 9.00am. the ‘Islamic State’ and appropriate relationships between
Christians and Muslims today? This free event is a timely
opportunity aimed at providing information and answering your
questions. The speakers are Very Rev Denis Staley, Episcopal Vicar
will have its next gathering on
for Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations and Prof Nasir Butrous,
Friday evening, 20th November at 7.30pm in
member of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission.
our Parish Narthex.
More info & RSVP: 0400 978 938 or [email protected]
The Parish of Ss Peter & Paul’s warmly invites everyone to
join the Ss Peter & Paul’s Social Club. Meeting on the Thursday 20 November, 7am-9am
3rd Friday of every month, it will be an opportunity for
RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
everyone to gather together for a casual evening of fun,
Father Anthony Percy is Rector of the Good Shepherd Seminary,
laughter and catch-up with family, friends and neighbours.
Sydney. He received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the
BYO drinks and a plate of supper to share. Tea, coffee and
biscuits will be provided. No need to reply, just come along John Paul Institute in Washington DC. Upon his return from USA he
was appointed Parish Priest of Goulburn in 2003 and in 2009 was
and join in our gathering on Friday evening.
appointed Rector of the seminary. Father Percy is an author and an
The Ladies of the Drop-In Centre and engaging speaker. His address at the recent Leaders Program in
Craft Group will be holding a Craft Melbourne was a highlight. He has accepted this invitation to
Stall after Sunday morning Masses on return to Melbourne so that many more men and women here
23rd November. Please mark the date in have the opportunity to hear him speak authoritatively on this
interesting and relevant topic.
your diaries and make a start
Cost: $50 per person
on your Christmas shopping!
Also, the ladies would appreciate any donation of
Contact: Michael Bohan on 0439 172 465
lavender (fresh or dried). Thank you.
Ss Peter & Paul’s Social Club
Help Please! More drivers are needed to assist with pick- MENALIVE IN THE CITY: TAKE CONTROL!
ups/drop-offs for the members of our Drop-In Centre. Please Thursday 20 November, 6.15pm-7.45pm
contact Pauline Donovan on 9848 6735 if you can help. Pastoral Centre, St Francis’ Church, Lonsdale St, Melbourne
When was the last time you felt fully alive? This talk is part of a
Thanking you in anticipation.
new initiative by menALIVE, a national Catholic ministry to men.
Come along to this talk in the heart of the city titled ‘Take Control!
Attention to all parents of
Making life-giving choices in a pornified culture’.
children who do not attend a parish primary school and wish Contact:
them to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy [email protected] More info:
Communion or Confirmation - enrolments are now being
accepted for 2015. Classes will be commencing in early 2015.
23rd November, 2014
Please contact the parish secretary as soon as possible.
Feast of Christ The King
The Annual General Meeting of the Manningham
Thessalonians 1: 5-10
InterChurch Council will be held here in the Drop-In Centre
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on Tuesday, 18th November at 7.00pm. All are invited to
Don’t just bury
attend this event. Please bring a plate of some dessert style
6pm R. Noel Spinks
talents. Dream
refreshment to share. Thank you.
Catechist Classes:
St Vincent de Paul will be selling Columban Calendars
for 2015 for $9 and Christmas Cards - packs of 8 for $4.
They will be on sale after all Masses.
Time For A Smile: What excuse did Adam give to his
Greg Sleeth
Lyn Tompson
Carmel Armiento
Cynthia Blundell
Melanie Thomson
your best dream
about your life and
then live it to the
full. God calls you to
live in happiness.
children as to why he no longer lived in Eden? Your mother Money Counters: Group 3: Angela Stuart, Bernadette Mithen,
ate us out of house and home.
Dawn Pratley and Ann Wetherall