HAWTHORN PARISH BULLETIN
20th August
20
th 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:
21st St Pius X
22nd Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
23rd St Rose of Lima
24th St Bartholomew, Apostle
25th St Louis, St Joseph Calasanz

PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER:
BAPTISMS: 
Alexandra O’Callaghan, Imogen Foley, Ignatius Olsen
WEDDINGS:
RECENT DEATHS: 
Rita Payne
ANNIVERSARIES: 
John Watson
UNWELL: 
Richard Mulvaney

PARISH NEWS:

IMPORTANT MESSAGES:
FEAST 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 food. 
Donna Bosnjak
HELLEBORES 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 kevinslattery9@bigpond.com
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
WEBSITE 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 bridgetmargaret@gmail.com

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
GARDEN POTS NEEDED:
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 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.

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 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

WELCOME:
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.
MOVIE and 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 age.
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 BUSINESS BREAKFAST: 
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 life. 
Cost: $40 per person. 
To book call Berny: 8862 4020.

YEP:

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.

TGI Fridays:
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.

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

YAM Young Adult Weekend: 
Friday, 25th – Sunday, 27th August
Casa Palotti
Milgrove
Cost $80

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

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:

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.


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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