HAWTHORN PARISH BULLETIN
25th June
12th 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:
24th Nativity of St John the Baptist
27th St Cyril of Alexandria
28th St Irenaeus
29th Sts Peter and Paul, Apostles
30th The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER:
BAPTISMS: 
Henry McCarthy, Lila Greenough, James Walker
WEDDINGS:
RECENT DEATHS: 
ANNIVERSARIES: 
Jill Moore
UNWELL: 
Richard Mulvaney, Robyn Sabelberg, Frank Gargano

PARISH NEWS:

IMPORTANT MESSAGES:
VOLUNTEERS FOR ALTAR SOCIETY:
We need a couple of extra volunteers one hour on the first Friday of the month from 10:00 am. 
Our task is to attend to flowers, holy water, glass, brass, linen and a bit of dusting. 
If you could help, please call Berny on 8862 4020
WINTER CHEER FOR EAST TIMOR:
We have Red Hot Pokers, named Winter Cheer, about to flower and provide colour through winter’s darkest days. 
$7 each. 
All proceeds for the scholarship program in East Timor. 
Contact Kevin Slattery 9819 3766 or email kevinslattery9@bigpond.com
JESUIT COMPANIONS / AUSTRALIAN CATHOLICS:
Copies of the Winter editions of these two magazines are available free from the bench in the narthex at ICC.
MELBOURNE CATHOLIC MAGAZINE:
Melbourne Catholic magazine is available for purchase from the rear of the church ($4.00).
NEWSLETTER:
Boroondara Deanery Newsletters will be available at the rear of the churches.

IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS:


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.
MASSES AT ST JOSEPH'S:
There will be six Masses at St Joseph’s Church this coming week.

Monday - 26th 4:30 pm
Tuesday - 27th 5:00 pm
Wednesday - 28th 5:00 pm
Thursday - 29th 5:00 pm
Friday - 30th 5:00 pm
Saturday - 1st July 10:00 am

SPECIAL COLLECTION:
This weekend, 24th - 25th June, we will have a collection for the Propagation of the Faith and your support is greatly appreciated.
MISSIONARY SISTERS OF ST PETER CLAVER:
Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver Annual Mission Dinner.
The Sisters will hold a dinner on Sunday, 25th June, at 1.00 pm.
At the Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver Hall, 154 Cotham Road, Kew. 
Proceeds will assist the missions. 
Tickets $35 per person. 
Telephone: 9817 3715
WHEN LIFE IS ENDING:
“When Life is Ending”, a discussion on Dying, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. 
There will be a talk at the Collins St Baptist Church, 174 Collins St, Melbourne on Thursday 29th June, 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm, organised by the University of Divinity. 
PARISH BUS TRIP - HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE:
The Parish Bus Trip this year is on Monday 24th July. 
Come and see inside this beautiful heritage Theatre. 
Commencing with a short film - commissioned by Mike Walsh - who rescued Her Majesty’s from becoming a carpark in the year 2000.
We will then tour through the Auditoriums and Foyers with a sneak peak on stage and backstage followed by a lovely lunch in the Maj Café.
Cost: $25.00 all inclusive.
Bus Departure 10:00 am returning approximately 3:00 pm

YEP:

Youth Led Mass and Social Sunday: 
Sunday, 
2nd July
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.
Special invitation to all Grade 6 families.

TGI Fridays:
Friday, 21st July

4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In the Parish Centre
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, 
8th August
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Hawthorn Parish Centre

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

Casa Palotti Backyard Blitz and Social Camp: 
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July
Casa Palotti, Milgrove
Cost: $80
Get your hands dirty in a good cause

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


SACRAMENTAL CALENDAR 2017:
Friday 15th September  Confirmation 

REFLECTIONS:
INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE - 26th June:
When we think of drug abuse we often think of dishevelled, violent young people off their head on ice or meth, - people quite different from us. 
They are a problem to be solved, a threat to be eliminated, not brothers and sisters to be won. 

And the solution usually proposed is to lock them up, out of sight and out of mind. 

We imagine drug addiction as crime.
It is better to imagine drug abuse as addiction. 
Then it comes closer to us. 

Its world includes people who have been addicted to such drugs as nicotine, alcohol and prescription drugs, people of all ages and backgrounds. 
They may include some of our relatives, may even include ourselves. 

Once we think beyond drugs to addiction we are able to reflect on all the compulsive ways in which we escape from our discontents through excessive working, money-making, buying, social media, television, eating and reading. 

From this perspective we better understand people trapped in addiction to criminalised drugs. 
We realise that drugs are a symptom of something deeper that we need to address if we wish to change our addictive behaviour. 
Addiction is a symptom and not a cause, and if we simply focus on the addiction it will reappear in other ways. 

We know that from our own experience. 

That is why interdicting the supply of drugs, jailing drug dealers and arresting people for acting under the influence of drugs may be necessary to minimise the violence and anti-social behaviour that addiction can lead to. 
But it will not touch the roots of addiction. 
That would require us to go deeper than offering people solutions, and to engage with them as human beings. 
Then we may be able to help them believe that if they come to recognise why they act addictively, the discovery will not be paralysing and depressing but may be the beginning of a much richer life. 

When we recognise how we, with our good relationships and stable lives, shy away from doing the work involved in changing our own addictive behaviour, we may understand what it will take for vulnerable people whose lives have been disadvantaged to change their ways.

To respond to drugs and the suffering they engender we do need to fight the greed that lies beneath the business of supplying them. 
But above all we need to address the reasons why vulnerable people turn to drugs – to ensure that people living with disadvantage are supported as children with access to health care and education and find work available, and connect with society in good ways. 
That may be the best antidote to addiction and the pathway through it.

At JSS we deal with vulnerable young people, many of whom have had to deal with addiction. 
Their paths to addiction are many, but all marked by disadvantage. 
Our path in accompanying them is consistent – to respect them as precious young people with possibilities, and to walk with them as they form good connections with society. 

That helps people. 

But as a society we need also to address the disadvantage that stunts so many children’s lives.


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.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS:
We urgently require volunteer drivers on a rostered basis for Sunday Masses 
Contact Donna on 0417 158 224.

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.


JESUIT MISSION APPEAL:
Please support our Share Your Heart appeal and empower our vulnerable sisters and brothers. 
As Pope Francis says, “The smallest, the weakest, the poorest soften us: they have the ‘right’ to take our heart and soul.” 
Jesuit Mission supports Metta Karuna a program run by Jesuit Service Cambodia to help people living in poverty to access safe housing, toilets, clean water, healthcare services and education, as well as other programs offered by our Jesuit partners across Asia and Africa that empower marginalised people to live full and free lives in dignity.
Learn more and support our “Share Your Heart” appeal at www.jesuitmission.org.au, or phone: (02) 8918 4109


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


HOME INSTEAD:
Home Instead is a national provider of high quality in-home care services for seniors, enabling them to continue to live at home independently. 
The range of services provided includes home help, personal care, companionship, transport, 24-hour care, dementia, palliative and respite care. 
For more information visit www.homeinstead.com.au or telephone 9877 3773

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. 

PETER CANISIUS HOUSE:
Looking for affordable accommodation in Sydney for you and your family and friends? 
Wanting to do a retreat? 
Once a Jesuit centre of formation, Peter Canisius House provides impressive facilities either for day or overnight use. 
Located in a safe, quiet suburb 25 minutes from the city centre, we can cater for any individual or group from $64pp + GST per night for B&B. 
Contact us with enquiries on (02) 9488 4524 or visit our website: petercanisiushouse.com.au


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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