HAWTHORN PARISH BULLETIN
15th October
28th
Sunday in Ordinary Time

VISION STATEMENT:
The Hawthorn Catholic Parish strives to be a Christian Community helping all celebrate God’s presence and expressing our faith through outreach, service and justice.


FEAST DAYS:
14th St Callistus I
15th St Teresa of Avila
16th  St Margaret Mary Alacoque
St Hedwig
17th  St Ignatius of Antioch
18th St Luke
19th Sts John de Brebeuf & Companions
St Paul of the Cross
20th St Irene

PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER:
BAPTISMS: 
Ella Greening, Daniel Flynn, Annika Trembath
WEDDINGS:
Bridgette Ioannidis and Stefan Courtot
RECENT DEATHS: 
Diana Gillies, Mary Considine, Maria Corcola
ANNIVERSARIES: 
Bill Doolan, Helena Windley, Alf Windley
UNWELL: 
Hazel Monteiro, Patrick, Antonia Pezzimenti

PARISH NEWS:

IMPORTANT MESSAGES:
NOVEMBER PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD:
If you would like to list the names of deceased family members and friends for commemoration during November, please fill in the form available at the church entrance and place it in the envelope provided. 
Please put the envelope in the letter box outside the Parish Centre.
TOMATOES FOR TIMOR:
We are presently potting up tomato plants for our East Timor project. 
We urgently need small pots (about 12cm, no larger). 
We’ll happily collect them. 
Contact Kevin Slattery on 9819 3766 or at kevinslattery9@bigpond.com
MANRESA CARE:
Manresa Care urgently requires frozen meals for the less fortunate in our community. 
If you can make a spare meal or two for our empty freezer, it would be greatly appreciated.
Please contact Donna on 8862 4021 for more information.
MELBOURNE CATHOLIC MAGAZINE:
Melbourne Catholic magazine is available for purchase from the rear of the church ($4).
DRIVERS WANTED:
Drivers Wanted – 9:30 Mass Sunday 
As part of a roster, and with parking space provided, the parish community is seeking drivers to assist seniors get to Mass.
Please contact Donna Bosnjak on 0417 158 224, leave a message on 8862 4021 or email donnabosnjak@pacific.net .au
ASSUMPTION COLLEGE KILMORE:
Assumption College Kilmore will celebrate its 125th Anniversary in 2018. 
Are you a former student of Assumption College? 
If so, Alumni Development Officer Maria Cleve would love to hear from you. 
There are many events being planned for former students. 
Please phone Maria Cleve in our Alumni office on (03) 5783 5343 or email her at maria.cleve@assumption.vic.edu.au

IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS:


ST VINCENT DE PAUL CAKE STALL:
This month, 29th October, after all Masses at both churches, cakes will be sold to both provide funds for the St Vincent
de Paul bus trip on Wednesday 15th November and also to help fund scholarships for poor students in the Primary school in
Railaco, East Timor, to enable them to progress to the Jesuit secondary school. 
If you are able to bake a cake or slice or serve at the stall, contact Donna 8862 4021
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY - HAWTHORN CONFERENCE:
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7.00 pm in the presbytery.
New members are always welcome. 
For further enquiries, please call the President, Stephen Maule on 0412 042 948
Find out more about the Society at www.vinnies.org.au or contact the President, Stephen Maule, at stephenmaule@ymail.com or 0412 042 948.
CONVERSATIONS WITH MARY:
A monthly gathering for prayer and reflection with Mary McKillop facilitated by a Sister of St Joseph. 
The gathering takes place in the Chapel or meeting space at Mary McKillop Heritage Centre from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon, followed by light
lunch in the Refreshments area. 
For further information and acceptance, please contact MMHC on 9926 9300 or Sr Mary Fermio rsj at mary.fermio@sosj.org.au
MASSES AT ST JOSEPH'S:
There will be four Masses at St Joseph’s Church this coming week:

Monday 16th - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 17th - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 18th - 5:00 pm
Saturday 21st - 10:00 am

WELCOME:
This Sunday we welcome children from our Parish school at 9:30 am Mass.
ICC GARDENING:
The monthly weed-and-tidy of the ICC gardens will take place next Saturday, 21st October, between 9:30 am and 11:00 am. 
Volunteers most welcome.
WALKING WITH GOD IN NATURE - MERRI CREEK:
21st October
For more information, see http://www.campion.asn.au/bookings/being-with-god-in-nature-open-day/
or contact the Campion Centre on 9854 8110 
or email secretary@campion.asn.au
ST VINCENT DE PAUL BUS TRIP:
Our Annual Bus Trip, to Arthur’s Seat, sponsored by St Vincent de Paul, will be on Wednesday, 15th November
We will be departing at 10:00 am, returning approximately 4:30 pm. 
Join us for lunch in the Eagle Café at the summit, with spectacular views over Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula. 
Enjoy breathtaking vistas as you glide over the State Forest in the safety and comfort of a gondola cabin.
Cost $30 all inclusive. 
If you need to be picked up, please let us know. 
Contact Donna 8862 4021

YEP:

Youth Led Mass and Social Sunday: 
Sunday, 5th November
Mass: 5:00 pm
Social: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
10 Whitehorse Rd, Deepdene
Mass followed by refreshments and a catch up.
All welcome.

TGI Fridays:
Friday, 17th November

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All Hallows Church
Balwyn 
Years 9 - 12

YAM 18+ Jazz & Cocktails Night: 
Tuesday 25th July, 
7:00 pm in Hawthorn Parish Centre. 
Jazz music, live performances, hearty food, cocktails / mocktails / soda. 
Cost: $5 at the door.

YAM Open House Night:
Tuesday, 14th Nnovember
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Hawthorn Parish Centre

YAM Young Adult Challenge Camp: 
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September
Mt Martha
Cost: $160

Checkpoint Tuesdays:
Tuesday, 22nd August
Dinner – 6:45 pm
Begins – 7:30 pm
Hawthorn Parish Centre

Backyard Blitz Days of Service: 
27th September
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meet at the Parish Centre

ACYF: The Journey Begins: 
Date: 11th November
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Sacred Heart Kew
To book: www.trybooking.com/RLXI

Australian Catholic Youth Festival:
6 - 10 December
Registrations close soon.
To book, www.trybooking.com/RNJP

For more information on any of the YEP programs, please contact yepmelb@gmail.com or 0434 254 233
See www.yepmelbourne.com


REFLECTIONS:
Lord, you go before us at every moment of the day.

You are in every person we meet and in every experience we have.

We are always catching up with you in our lives, Always finding you had been there, not realising it at the time.

Expand and enrich our awareness, our capacity for attending to your presence and recognising your grace.

Amen.


MELBOURNE ARCHDIOCESE WEBSITE:
www.cam.org.au


CHILDREN'S LITURGY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Here at ICC we welcome children from Prep to Year 8 at our 9.30 am Sunday Masses (during school term). 
These special times for the children are conducted by a group of volunteers from the parish and we are currently looking for new members. 
Materials and Leaders’ Hints are supplied, and training is available if desired. 
The roster is approximately once every 5 weeks. 
Contact Berny on 8862 4000 or email Christine at walsh.pc@bigpond.net.au

9:30 am CHOIR:
We would love to welcome some more members to our choir in 2017.
You do not need to be able to read music or have any past experience, just a love of music! 
If you have been thinking about it then please call either Georgina on 0433 842 880 or Frances on 0405 354 980 for more details.

HELP NEEDED:
We are in need of volunteers to go on a roster to open and prepare the church at 8.30 am Mass on Sundays. 
This would hopefully require a once bi-monthly commitment. 
Enquiries call Berny 8862 4020

READERS AND SPECIAL MINISTERS:
We are in need of readers and special ministers for our weekend masses. 
If you are interested in helping our community celebrate mass, please call Berny 8862 4020.

STAMPS FOR THE JESUIT MISSIONS:
Stamps are needed for re sale to benefit the Jesuit Missions. 
Used stamps can be collected and dropped off to the Mission Office at Provincial House, Power St, Hawthorn.


SPIRITUAL DIRECTION:
Any parishioner looking for spiritual direction, (during the day), please contact Berny, 8862 4000

JESUIT VOCATIONS:
Information on Jesuit Vocations is available at the back of the church. 
Please take a copy if interested.

RCIA:
The question is often asked: How do I become a Catholic? 
Interested? 
Do you know someone who is curious? 
Do you have a friend who would be interested? 
For those who choose to commit, Lent will be a time of preparation. Baptism, Confirmation and Communion will be received on Easter Saturday evening, when we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. 
For further information ring Berny on 8862 4020


REMEMBRANCE BOOK:
You are welcome to request names to be added to the Remembrance Book at the rear of the Church. 
There is a form at the start of the book where you may add the name of the person to be remembered, and the date of their anniversary. 
The person does not have to be a former parishioner. 
Due to privacy regulations, we may not add names without request.

RESURRECTION WALL:
Our Resurrection Wall in our front garden is available to those who might like to fix a plaque there to commemorate a family member or friend who has died. If you would like to place a plaque there, please contact the parish office:
8862 4000
You can view a sample of the plaque on the Resurrection Wall. 
Each plaque costs $550.


NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS:
We would appreciate any parishioner who may have changed address or contact details in the last twelve months, to please advice the Parish Office
8862 4024

FAMILY QUESTIONNAIRE:
We welcome you to the ICC at Hawthorn. 
To help you become involved in any of the various ministries of the parish, we invite you to fill in this questionnaire and return to the Parish Office / Presbytery.
To access the form, please download the Word Document by clicking here.

Immaculate Conception Church
345 Burwoood Road
Hawthorn
3122
TELEPHONE: 8862 4000 
FAX: 9819 9560


VISITING THE SICK AND ELDERLY:
If anyone knows of any nursing homes that have recently opened in the Hawthorn area, or anyone who may need communion taken to them, could you please contact Donna Bosnjak on

9819 3699 / 8862 4000.

PARISH DIRECTORY:
A Parish Directory with details of the various volunteer groups and services offered to parishioners is available from the parish office. 


Commonwealth and Victorian Governments introduced legislation that deals with the manner in which public and private sector organisations may record, use, store and disclose information, including health information, collected from the individuals.  The Parish of Hawthorn is committed to upholding and implementing the Privacy Principles set out in the legislation.  A copy of the Parish's Privacy Policy is available to any Parishioner by contacting 9819 3699 in the Parish Office.

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