|HAWTHORN PARISH BULLETIN
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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.
St Pius X
Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St Rose of Lima
St Bartholomew, Apostle
St Louis, St Joseph Calasanz
REMEMBER IN PRAYER:
Alexandra O’Callaghan, Imogen Foley, Ignatius Olsen
OF THE ASSUMPTION:
Feast of the Assumption – Thank you.
We would like to say a big thank you to all those who made contributions to our lovely Feast Day celebrations.
Special appreciation to Andrea, Anna, Catherine, Claude, Rani, Tom and Marielle who helped to set up and serve the wonderful
FOR EAST TIMOR:
We have healthy one year old hellebores available for $2 each for
our scholarship project in East Timor.
Please contact Kevin Slattery 9819 3766 or email
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 email@example.com .au
EDITOR / COORDINATOR:
Would you like to be the Hawthorn Parish Website Editor?
With the development of the Parish’s new website we are eager to involve parishioners.
We are hoping to gain the help of a keen parish observer who could act as the website’s editor.
This new role would suit a parishioner with the time and interest to communicate local parish and wider
Catholic / Jesuit news to parishioners through
our website, giving a window into parish life.
The editor’s role would be to oversee the site’s content and function, enabling parishioners from
St Joseph’s Church, Immaculate Conception Church and St Joseph’s Primary School to stay informed and updated.
It would ideally suit a parishioner who is happy to collect articles and photographs from fellow parishioners and
elsewhere, report on parish events, and an enthusiasm to keep the parish informed, involved and excited about the
parish and wider Catholic community.
No previous editing experience is required and the editor will work alongside the parish’s communication team who will
guide and support the new role.
If you’re interested, or a supporting role would better suit you, we would love to hear from you along with anyone
interested in contributing to the website.
To advise your interest, or for any further enquiries, please contact Bridget Phyland on
0488 686 660 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
We are beginning to pot up herb, cottage and tomato plants for spring sales for our East Timor project.
Pots up to 15 cm high (no higher) are urgently required.
We are happy to pick them up.
Please contact Kevin Slattery 9819 3766 or email
COMPANIONS / AUSTRALIAN CATHOLICS:
Copies of the Winter editions of these two magazines are available free from the bench in the narthex at ICC.
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 21st - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 22nd - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 23rd - 5:00 pm
Thursday 24th - 5:00 pm
Friday 25th - 5:00 pm
Saturday 26th - 10:00 am
Today Sunday, August 20, we welcome children from our parish school at
9:30 am Mass and will be presenting the Confirmation candidates to the Parish.
Please remember these children and their families in your prayers.
MORNING TEA at LIDO:
Thursday, 14th September at 10:00 am.
Morning Tea and screening of the Movie: Victoria and Abdul. A profound story of friendship transcending class, race and
This enchanting movie is about the unlikely and devoted alliance between Queen Victoria and a young clerk who arrives
from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.
Limited tickets Available at the amazing price of just $7.00 (Movie and Morning tea)
Please RSVP ASAP to Donna on 8862 4021 or
0417 158 224
We can organise a lift for you too.
Hawthorn Parish’s next Breakfast will be on Wednesday, 11th
October, at Kooyong Tennis Club, at 7:15am.
The Guest Speaker will be Maria Egan, speaking on ‘Lay Leadership – Taking our Parish into the future’.
Maria is from St Vincent’s Public Hospital Melbourne where she is the Executive Director of Mission.
She has extensive experience in a variety of roles within the Catholic community, including teacher, consultant, educational leader, Director of Mission
and faith formator.
She has lived and worked in a refugee camp in Malaysia, a teacher training college in Pakistan and
for RMIT University in China.
In Australia she has worked in the Kimberley, Fremantle and Sydney and was the Director
of Mission at Calvary Health Care – ACT.
At her core, Maria believes that humans are created in the image and likeness of God and therefore, she is called to ensure that human dignity is respected in every aspect and stage of
Cost: $40 per person.
To book call Berny: 8862 4020.
Youth Led Mass and Social Sunday:
Sunday, 3rd September (Father’s Day)
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.
All families and fathers welcome.
Friday, 15th September
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.
Tuesday, 8th August
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Hawthorn Parish Centre
YAM Young Adult Weekend:
Friday, 25th – Sunday, 27th August
Tuesday, 22nd August
Dinner – 6:45 pm
Begins – 7:30 pm
Hawthorn Parish Centre
For more information on any of the YEP
0434 254 233
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.
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.
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
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:
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
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
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.
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:
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