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Parish Weekly Calendar & Forthcoming Events

Saturday 8 December  (Immaculate Conception)       
9.15am     Mass at Mary Immaculate
5.00pm    Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm    Reconciliation at St Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St. Bernadette’s
6.45pm    Meeting after Mass re new security system for all key holders

Sunday 9 December  (2nd Sunday of Advent)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate & Baptism                                         
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God
11.30am    Meeting after Mass re new security system for all key holders

Monday 10 December   (Advent Feria) 
9.30am    MI School Advent Liturgy in MI Church

Tuesday 11 December   (Advent Feria)
9.15am    Mass at Mother of God 

Wednesday 12 December (Advent Feria)  
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
Noon    Outreach Christmas Lunch at Ivanhoe Hotel
7.30pm    Christmas Choir Practice at MOG Church

Thursday 13 December  (St. Lucy)
7.30am    PLT Executive: Parish Office
9.15am    Mass at Mary Immaculate
9.45am    Liturgy Group meeting in Parish Office
12.00pm    St B School Carols & Concert in St B Church

Friday 14 December (St John of the Cross)           
9.15am    Mass at St Bernadette’s

Saturday 15 December  (Advent Feria)     
5.00pm    Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate
5.30pm    Reconciliation at St Bernadette’s
6.00pm    Mass at St. Bernadette’s
Sunday 16 December  (3rd Sunday of Advent)
9.00am    Mass at Mary Immaculate & Baptism
10.30am     Mass at Mother of God

LOOKING AHEAD
Monday 17 December
9.15am    MI School Advent Liturgy in MI Church
6.00pm    St B School Graduation in St B Church
6.30pm    MI School Carols & Graduation in MI Church
Tuesday 18 December
    End of School Year for our students
7.30pm    Christmas Choir Practice at MOG Church
Wednesday 19 December
7.30pm    Advent Penitential Service and Sacrament of Reconciliation

Outreach Christmas Lunch

We can confirm that the charge for a 3 course traditional Christmas dinner arranged for Wednesday, 12 December  at the Ivanhoe Hotel will be $25 per person. Drinks at bar prices. We hope to see many people as we have in the past. Bookings by Friday 7 December are essential.    We have already taken many bookings so don’t miss out. Please remember your KK gift. Call Helen 9499 7793, Frances 9497 3190, Sue 9499 1485 or Eileen 9499 7120.

Catholic School of Evangelisation:  Meet Luke - His Gospel and His Jesus

Mondays: 26 November, 3 and 10 December from   7.30–9.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Grimshaw Street, Greensborough. Details: Sandra Bishop on 9434 7553

Red Wednesday at St Patrick’s Cathedral

Wednesday 28 November, 7.30pm  Forecourt of St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourn.    Interfaith gathering and the Cathedral will be floodlit in red in solidarity with all facing religious persecution around the world.  Inquiries: [email protected]

ALL WELCOME

The 2018 Advent McKinney Lectures

The series this year will to be given by Rev. Dr. Ji Zhang, Manager of the Uniting Church Partnering Asia. This is such an appropriate time to hear about this partnership when China is becoming such  a major player on the world stage. Fliers with the topics for each lecture will be available soon. See flyers in church foyer. The lectures will be, as usual, on Tuesdays at 8.00pm:       

Nov 13th at Ivanhoe Uniting Church

Nov 27th at St. George’s Anglican Church, East Ivanhoe

Dec 4th at Mother of God Catholic Church, East Ivanhoe

Feast of the Immaculate Conception Friday 7th December 
7.30pm Patronal Festival  Mass at Mary Immaculate  FOLLOWED BY PARISH BBQ  
BYO DRINKS ALL WELCOME.  To assist with catering please indicate attendance on the sign
- up sheet in the church foyer.   If you can bring a salad please put your name on the salad list or phone Pam Benton on 9497 1237 or 0438 534 806.   ****   Saturday 8th December 9.15am Mass at Mary Immaculate

Update for Outreach Christmas Lunch

We can confirm that the charge for a 3 course traditional Christmas dinner arranged for Wednesday, 12 December  at the Ivanhoe Hotel will be $25 per person. Drinks at bar prices. We hope to see many people as we have in the past. Bookings by Friday 7 December are essential.                 We have already taken many bookings so don’t miss out. Please remember your KK gift. Call Helen 9499 7793, Frances 9497 3190, Sue 9499 1485 or Eileen 9499 7120.

Christmas Carols at Mother of God
Christmas is approaching. For those new to the Parish, Mother of God Church has a Carol Service 7:30pm before the Christmas Eve Mass at 8:00pm Dec 24.     It is a great opportunity to join lovers of music in singing well known Carols. Practice times will be announced soon.
If practice is impossible come sing on the night, most Carols are very well known. Any musicians, violinists, flautists etc are most welcome. Queries: See Isma Chiera or ring 9497-2322, or e- mail: isma.chiera @gmail.com

Outreach Christmas Lunch We have booked our traditional 3 course Christmas Lunch with the Ivanhoe Hotel for noon on Wednesday, December 12. Please remember to bring a KK gift to the value of $5. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL by Friday 7 Dec. Please call either Helen 9499 7793, Sue 9499 1485, Frances 9497 3190 or Eileen 9499 7120

Planned Outreach Activities September-November 2018

¨ First Wednesday lunch/cards noon in Mother of God Church foyer on:

- Wednesday 7 November

¨ Morning Melodies 10.30 am at the Ivanhoe Hotel. $15 per person for Morning Tea with featured performance by Marcie Jones and Seniors’ lunch. We will make a group booking and would greatly appreciate notification if you wish to attend.

¨ More information to come concerning Christmas lunch in December.

Outreach contact persons: Eileen 9499 7120, Helen 9499 7793 and Frances 9497 3190.

Red Wednesday at St Patrick’s Cathedral

Wednesday 28 November, 7.30pm, St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne.  Red Wednesday is a global movement to stand in solidarity with those who, even in the 21st century, are imprisoned, persecuted, tortured or murdered for their peacefully-held religious faith. Aid to the Church in Need, together with the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, invites you to Stand Up for Faith and Freedom. Please join us at St Patrick’s Cathedral, which will be floodlit in red for the first time as a visible sign of solidarity with those facing persecution.   7.30pm Interfaith gathering – Forecourt St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne

8.00pm Fellowship and light refreshments – Cathedral Room, Cardinal Knox Centre (adjacent to the Cathedral)

8.30pm Floodlighting of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Red.    Download Flyer: https://bit.ly/2Qtlh4pe

YTU Information Night Tuesday 13 November, 7.30–8.30pm at YTU Study Centre, 34 Bedford Street, Box Hill.  Study Theology as an undergraduate or postgraduate student for credit. Or choose to enrol for your own interest, without completing essays for credit. All are welcome to come along and find out more. Feel free to bring a friend. No booking required. FEE HELP available. Enquiries: [email protected]

Widening the Door of Hope. A Response to the Victorian Assisted Dying Legislation. Date: Tuesday 20th November 2018. Time: 7.30pm start  (7.00pm light refreshments). Venue:    Mercy Theatre Catholic University 15 Victoria Parade Fitzroy (enter via Young St)
Orators: Assoc. Prof. Natasha Michael Director, Palliative Medicine Cabrini Health, University of Notre Dame, Sydney School of Medicine.  Dr Stephen Parnis. Former Vice-President AMA, Emergency Physician. St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.  RSVP / Inquiries: by Monday 12th November 2018 [email protected] or (03) 9926 5727

Volunteer Opportunity Assisting Refugee Students - Mercy Connect Melbourne

Mercy Works Ltd. is currently recruiting volunteers to support Refugee Students and Asylum Seekers in Primary and Secondary schools across the Melbourne Archdiocese. The volunteer commitment is approximately half a day per week for four school terms. Experience working in an educational setting is preferred but not limited to. Please contact Sr Mary Lewis RSM for an application form and further information.

Email: [email protected]  (preferred for contact) Website: www.mercyworks.org.au   Mercy Connect Melbourne Telephone: 9326 1895

Catholic Walking Club, New Members Welcome

The Catholic Walking Club is a bushwalking club founded in 1951 which has for its objectives the encouragement of bushwalking and allied activities in a Catholic atmosphere, and the fostering of a greater love of the outdoors. The club is seeking new members to enjoy its active program of day, weekend and extended bushwalking, ski touring and cycling trips. Membership is open to all age groups, 16 years and over.  Details and enquiries: Peter 9889 2751 or [email protected]; or Margaret 9439 8205    Website: www.catholicwalkingclubvic.org.au 

Taoist Tai Chi Classes

New Beginner Classes started on Monday 16 July from 9.30am - 11.00am at Mary Immaculate Hall, Waverley Ave, Ivanhoe. The first class is obligation free. Flier is on display in each church with small notice to take away.   The Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia Inc. is a national volunteer. Non-profit organisation. Contact details:  [email protected]; 9384 6120 or www.taoist.org

Volunteers Needed

Can you spare an hour each week to visit a newly arrived refugee or migrant to help them learn English? There are isolated people across Melbourne who need your help to settle into their new communities in Australia. Melbourne Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is   currently seeking volunteers. Tutors work one-on-one with students, or in small groups if you’d prefer to work as a team. Free training and support is provided and will commence in August. Details: Contact 9269 1514 or [email protected]  Website: www.melbourneamep.com.au/volunteer/contact     

Australian Premiere: Symphonic Adiemus  

First Australian Premiere of a new choral work by Sir Karl Jenkins on Sunday 18 November at 4.00pm.

With more than 100 choir members and a full symphony orchestra, Heidelberg Choral Society (HSC), under the direction of conductor Peter Bandy, will perform Symphonic Adiemus, at the Melbourne Recital Centre.       The choir will also perform Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini, an iconic work for choir with unusual percussions.     Soloists featured in the performance are Jeremy Kleeman (baritone) and Timothy Reynolds (tenor).   Concert Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Melbourne.    Tickets: Standard $75 ($65 Concession). Primary School  Student $25 https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/symphonic-adiemus

Mary Glowrey Museum:
The museum is now open Monday to Thursday 10am–4pm and Friday10am–1pm. Mary Glowrey Museum, ACU Fitzroy campus, Level 2, Cathedral Hall, 20 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.  The Museum is the perfect place to learn more about the remarkable life of Servant of God, Dr Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ. Victorian-born & educated, Mary Glowrey felt called by God to medical missionary work in India. She left Melbourne in 1920 aged 32, joined a Dutch religious order in India and served there as a medical missionary for 37 years. The  museum gives a photographic and interactive overview of her remarkable life. Individuals and groups very welcome. Cost: Free. Details & group bookings (five or more): 9416 4674 for a tour or presentation Website:  www.maryglowreymuseum.info  www.facebook.com/maryglowreymuseum
Sister Anastasia Benevolent Fund 

In memory of great work given to the parish by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition, a fund has been established to assist their works. Donations or bequests can be made to: Sr. Margaret Anne Beech, Provincial & Bursar, 52A Bradshaw Cres. Manning W. A. 6152. T.08 9450 1588

CatholicCare-Volunteer Learning Partners:   
Are you interested in helping people overcome disadvantage and undertake tertiary education? CatholicCare, in partnership with Australian Catholic University, is looking for people with degree qualification or higher to help guide & support adult students from disadvantaged backgrounds to commence formal study for the first time. Time commitment of Learning Partner is 1.5 contact hours a week with a matched adult student over the course of 13-week semester, including an induction session. Note: Volunteers are required to undergo a police check and must have a current Working with Children Card prior to commencing any volunteer work. CatholicCare will facilitate police reference check at no cost to volunteer. - Matt Walton [email protected] or www.ccam.org.au/volunteer
CatholicCare:  In Search of  Volunteer Learning Partners  
Are you interested in helping people overcome disadvantage and undertake tertiary education? CatholicCare, in partnership with Australian Catholic University, is looking for people with a degree qualification or higher to help guide and support adult students from disadvantaged backgrounds to commence formal study for the first time. Time commitment of a Learning Partner is 1.5 contact hours a week with a matched adult   student over the course of a   13-week semester, including an induction session. Note: Volunteers are required to undergo a police check and must have a current Working with Children Card prior to commencing any volunteer work. CatholicCare will facilitate the police reference check at no cost to the volunteer.  Details: Matt Walton on volunt[email protected] or www.ccam.org.au/volunteer
When Life is Ending - Discussing Dying, Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia
The Victorian Government is seeking to introduce euthanasia and assisted suicide later this year. The proposed changes will impact everyone, not just the terminally ill. To help inform parishioners about the key issues involved, Archbishop Hart recently launched a resource titled – When Life is Ending. It is written by a religious sister who is also a GP and  bioethicist and seeks provide information that will be helpful to all seeking to oppose proposed legislation. Copies are available in each church. For additional copies please contact the Life, Marriage & Family Office on: [email protected] or 9287 5587NOTE: See 'From The Parish Newsletter'  HERE
St V de P Society Store  Volunteers:  Volunteers are needed to assist for periods of time in our local Vinnie’s stores at Heidelberg West.  Positions are available for volunteers who wish to involve themselves in the great works the stores do for the SVDP Society. Flexibility for volunteers to do half days only, full single days or multiple days in the afternoons of Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We would especially welcome more men volunteers to join our in store team. If you are able to assist please make  contact with the store direct. Please contact Manager - Delores Tel: 9458 3428


Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea – Part-time recruitment:
The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea is looking for a permanent part-time receptionist / administration person to work on Mondays from 2.30 – 7.00pm at the Mercy Centre, Alphington.
The successful person must have a pleasant manner, be proficient with Microsoft products and available to cover sick and annual leave for the other two receptionists. If you are interested in this position please email: [email protected] to request position description. 


 Volunteer Opportunity Assisting Refugee and Asylum Seeker:                                                                                                     Since our last request we have trained a further 22 volunteers to work in the schools assisting the Refugee and Asylum Seeker students. We now have 150 volunteers working in schools and our 3 adult programs. The majority of these volunteers have come through the advertising in parish newsletters.


Mercy Connect Project Melbourne– Mercy Works Ltd. is currently recruiting volunteers to support Refugee Students and Asylum Seekers in the Melbourne Archdiocese. The volunteer commitment is approximately half a day per week for four school terms. Experience working in an educational setting is preferred but not necessarily limited to retired, casual and part-time teachers; those interested are encouraged to apply.
Interview process will be in May followed by a Training Day early in June. There will be training days for all volunteers and support will be available on a regular basis. Our next Training Day is on Thursday 4th June.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the second half of the year to work in one of the 34, Primary, Secondary, Catholic and Government Schools where we are placed, or with one of the Adult Asylum Seeker Language Groups in Sunshine, Dandenong and North Melbourne. Please contact Sr. Mary Lewis RSM for an application form and further information. Contact details: Mercy Connect Project Melbourne 9326 1895;
Website: www.mercyworks.org.au or email: [email protected]   

Austin Hospital Mass:     There will be two monthly chapel services at Austin Hospital:
• An Ecumenical Service on the first Sunday of the month
• Catholic Mass on the third Sunday of the month.


Ivanhoe Playgroup:    The Ivanhoe Playgroup offers a welcoming and supportive environment where parents and children can play, learn and have fun.    Ages: The playgroup suits children aged between 0- 4 years

Venue:     Mary Immaculate Church Hall, 4 Waverley Ave. Ivanhoe
Session Times: Wednesday 9 - 11am or Thursday 9 - 11am        Fees: $80 per term.  
Further details: Contact Liz Shearer: Phone 0411 345 664 or [email protected]

y Connect Project Melbourne Phone: 9326 1895  Website: www.mercyworks.org.au            Email: [email protected]

 

Australian Christian Meditation Community at Mary Immaculate Hall:         
There is a Christian Meditation group meeting near you on Tuesday each Tuesday at 4.15pm at Mary Immaculate Church Hall. There have been good responses to our first meetings with an initial group of 11 starters. All are welcome and all are invited. Mary Immaculate Hall, 4 Waverley Ave, Ivanhoe. All are welcome. For further information, please ring Kathy Gillespie: 0438 530 324.  


Heidelberg Planned Activity Group:
Brochures are available in each church for the Heidelberg Planned Activity Group, Repatriation Hospital, Banksia St, Heidelberg West. There are two Planned Activity groups which are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am – 2.45pm. There is a small weekly charge of $10 to cover the program and transport. Community outings are an additional cost.
A referral is required from doctors, health professionals, case managers or community services. Self referral, and referrals from family or friends will also be accepted if you are eligible and a place is available.
Further information can be obtained by phone: 0401 652 703 or fax 9496 4337.


Family Care Sisters:  The Family Care Sisters facility at Croydon offers wholistic care to all women (aged 20-70 years) who are in need of a peaceful environment, ‘time out’, support or nurturing. Our residential program operates each week, Monday – Friday. Daily group sessions include topics on relaxation, well-being, self-awareness, boundaries etc. Suggested cost is $30 per day. Further information: 9723 5797 or  website: www.familycaresisters.com.au or email: [email protected]