|HAWTHORN PARISH BULLETIN
3rd Sunday in Advent
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.
Blessed Mary of the Angels
St Peter Canisius
St John of Kanty
REMEMBER IN PRAYER:
Zoe Westmore, Lara Zennaro
Holly Corns and Daniel Topovic
Donato Pellegrino, Terry Coghley
Helen Santamaria, Ted Hayes, Carl Hayes,
Olive McCoy, Olive Curtain, Eileen Clarke, Bob Slattery
Margie Middleton, Anita Tomassini, Dorothy Newcomb
Plant sales and the component of the cake stall sales raised $6,3000 for the children of Railaco.
This, apart from several donations, which are still being accepted and most welcome.
Contact 9819 3766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Mike Janes and Fergus Ryan on being conferred Knighthoods in the Papal Order of St Gregory the Great.
Greetings from Jesuit Refugee Service Australia at Christmas.
We wish you peace and joy with your families and close friends in this blessed season.
We thank all who with your great generosity have supported us in serving and accompanying refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia.
JRS Australia assists refugees and people seeking asylum to grow in hope and strength by helping with a basic living allowance, emergency accommodation, foodbank, English classes, legal advice and other activities at our community centre, and casework and targeted advocacy.
The need is great, and your donation could help us to do more.
Please see www.jrs.org.au or donate at
DAY LUNCH IN THE PARISH CENTRE:
We are hosting a lovely lunch for approximately 30 people, prepared by fellow parishioners on Christmas Day.
To make it welcoming and inclusive we need volunteers to help with the following:
Cooked food – Donations ( a tray of vegies or a roast)
Driving people to and from the Mass and lunch
Set up shift 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hosting 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Clean up crew 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
If you can help in any way or would like to find out more details, contact Donna -
8862 4021 or email email@example.com
Fr Albert Tan SJ returns to Malaysia on Monday 4th December and will return to Hawthorn on 15th January 2018.
Bookings are now open for all Sacraments in 2018.
Classes will be starting in early February for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Candidates need to be in Year 4 or above for First Reconciliation and Eucharist.
When registering, please leave your email address, phone number, postal address and your child’s name.
Children attending St Joseph’s school do NOT need to register.
Berny: 8862 4020
Melbourne Catholic magazine is available for purchase from the
rear of the church ($4).
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
Find out more about the Society at www.vinnies.org.au or contact the President, Stephen
or 0412 042 948.
MASSES AT ST
There will be six Masses at St Joseph’s Church this coming
Monday 18th at 4:30 pm
Tuesday 19th at 5:00 pm
Wednesday 20th at 5:00 pm
Thursday 21st at 5:00 pm
Friday 22nd at 5:00 pm
Saturday 23rd at 10:00 am
and DISTURBING THE DUST:
St Vincent de Paul will be selling copies of “Disturbing the Dust” by Fr Tony Herbert SJ, Christmas cards ($6 packet of 8) and Columban Calendars ($9 each) after all Masses
HAMPER WORKSHOP DAY:
It is a Parish tradition at Christmas to invite our young people to help with making of our Christmas hampers.
This will be on Tuesday 19th Dec 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
If you are in Yr 6 – 12 and would like to help, please phone Donna on 8862
We would love your help.
Advent: a time for reconciliation in our lives as we prepare for the coming of the Lord.
Reconciliation evening: Wednesday, 20th December, at ICC at 7:30 pm.
A rehearsal for all children wishing to be in the nativity play will be held on Thursday,
21st December, at ICC, at 10:00 am.
Children who attend the rehearsal will be given preference for costumes on the night.
Please note that rehearsal time for Christmas Mass has been changed to
10:00 am - 11:30 am on 23rd December in the Parish Centre.
Enquiries Fiona Dyball on 0477 002 813 or
FAMILY LITURGY MASS:
To be held at ICC, Sunday, 24th December, at 6:30 pm.
Next Sunday is Christmas Eve.
There will not be Mass at ICC at 11:00 am nor 5:00 pm.
There will not be Mass at St Joseph’s at 11:30 am.
Please see the timetable below for Christmas season Masses.
Youth Led Mass and Social Sunday:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All Hallows Church
Years 9 - 12
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Hawthorn Parish Centre
YEP Christmas Party:
Keep the date free - more details to follow.
For more information on any of the YEP
0434 254 233
Disturbing The Dust by Fr Tony Herbert SJ
Jesuit Mission is proud to announce Fr Tony Herbert SJ’s new book,
Disturbing the Dust.
Fr Herbert is an Australian Jesuit Missionary who moved to India in
1965 and began working with the Dalits, one of India’s poorest and
most marginalised castes.
Disturbing the Dust shares the stories Fr Herbert recorded
in his journal – heart-breaking, terrifying, and uplifting stories
of events which moved him over the years.
Each story is accompanied by a reflection, which draws from Fr
Herbert’s fifty-plus years as a Jesuit missionary.
Ultimately, Disturbing the Dust is a book that gives
witness to the Dalit’s struggle, and strips away the reader’s
status to reveal in all of us a “common human poverty”.
Disturbing the Dust is published by Jesuit Mission and can
be purchased online at
or by completing the book order form and mailing to Jesuit Mission.
Disturbing the Dust is also available at Pauline Books &
Media, 150 Castlereagh St, Sydney.
For all enquiries, please contact Jesuit Mission (02) 8918 4109.
Prayer for “The Year of Youth”
Come Holy Spirit Fill the hearts of young people with the hope and
love of Jesus Christ.
Enliven our community with the creativity, energy and joy of youth.
Guide us together, as we strive to offer God’s mercy to those who feel abandoned or outcast.
Come Holy Spirit Empower our community to be courageous.
Unite your people as witnesses of love.
Walk with us, as we blaze new trails of discipleship, Accompanying young people as we
renew the Church together.
Today we begin the Advent season, when we prepare for the coming of Jesus on Christmas Day.
We use this time to prepare ourselves in a special way to welcome Jesus.
|The Advent wreath is a ring of evergreens with four candles, one for each week of Advent.
The circle shape stands for the unending love of God, with no beginning and no end.
The green leaves represent life and growth and hope.
The candles represent Jesus, the light of the world.
|The first candle is the Prophets’ candle.
The prophets prepared the people in the early days for the coming of the Messiah.
||This week’s candle in the Advent Wreath is called
the Bethlehem candle.
This reminds us that Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem.
|The third candle in the Advent Wreath is called
the shepherds’ candle.
The shepherds were the first people to visit Jesus and his parents.
|Christmas Eve Evening
Mass - Children re-enact Nativity story
|No Midnight Mass
|| St Joseph’s
|No 5pm Mass
|There will be no Mass at ICC or St Joseph’s
on 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th December
|Holiday Mass Times 2017 / 2018
|From Monday, 26th December, 2017
until Saturday 30th January, 2018, Mass times will be:
|| St Joseph’s
|No 11:30am or
5:00 pm Mass
|From Friday, 29th December 2017,
ICC 12 noon Mass will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
5:00 pm Wednesday Mass at St Joseph’s
|Normal Mass Timetable resumes
Saturday, 27th January, 2018.
|Copies of the Christmas/Holiday timetable
are at the church doors.
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
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
We would love to welcome some more members to our choir in
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .au
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.
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
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.
Any parishioner looking for spiritual direction, (during the day), please contact
Information on Jesuit Vocations is available at the back of the church.
Please take a copy if interested.
The question is often asked: How do I become a Catholic?
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
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.
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
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
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
Immaculate Conception Church
345 Burwoood Road
TELEPHONE: 8862 4000
FAX: 9819 9560
VISITING THE SICK
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.
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
contacting 9819 3699 in the Parish