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Parish Office Hours: Monday 9.00am-2,30pm Tue-Fri 9.00am to 3.00pm

St James press parish bulletin

CONTACT DETAILS Parish Priest: Fr Jude Pirotta mssp Assistant Priest: Fr Paul Kierce mssp Telephone: 9748 6800 Facsimile: 9748 9791 email:

336 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing North 3029 Under the Pastoral Care of the Paulist Missionaries

4th Sunday of Easter 21st April 2013

Parish Secretaries: Red Lusterio Tita Manalo Admin Support: Maria Saldana Parish Bookkeeper: Tess Mijares Tue-Wed 9.30am-3.30pm Parish Council President: Lee Revell Sacramental Co-Ord Other Schools : Claire Kemp Ph: 9974 6441

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS Vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life are born out of the experience of a personal encounter with Christ, out of sincere and confident dialogue with him, so as to enter into his will. It is necessary, therefore, to grow in the experience of faith, understood as a profound relationship with Jesus, as inner attentiveness to his voice which is heard deep within us. We thank you, Lord Jesus, that in becoming man, you chose to belong to a human family. Teach families the virtues which filled with light the family home of Nazareth. May families always be united, as you and the Father are one, and my they be living witnesses to love, justice and solidarity; make them schools of respect, forgiveness and mutual help, so that the world may believe. Help them to be sources of vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life, and all forms of firm Christian commitment. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen

Youth Ministry Co-ordinator: Red Lusterio Ph: 0409 184 299 Counsellor Verity Flower 1800 223 650 Specify a Tues and Thurs appointment Thomas Carr College: Principal: Andrew Watson Telephone: 8734 2444 St James Primary School: Principal: Martin Enright Telephone: 9749 1000 St Francis Primary School: Principal: Jan Keogh Telephone: 9731 6004

Weekend Masses: Saturday: 6.00 pm Sunday: 8.30 am, 10.30 am 5.00 pm Weekday Masses: Tues - Sat: 9.00am 1st Friday Monthly: Mass 7.30 pm Adoration 8:00- 9.00 pm Reconciliation(Confession): Saturday: 9.30 - 10:00 am 5.00 - 5:30 pm Sacrament of Baptism: Contact - Angela Struthers Telephone: 0438 793 630

ALTAR SERVERS The next Training/Refresher Sessions for all current Altar Servers will be held on Sat 04 May at 1:00pm-2:00pm for those who serve at the Sat night Mass, Sat 04 May at 2:30pm-3:30pm for those who serve at the Sun 8:30am Mass, Sun 05 May at 1:00pm-2:00pm for those who serve at the Sun 10:30am Mass and Sun 05 May at 2:30pm-3:30pm for those who serve at the Sun 5:00pm Mass. All Altar Servers are asked to attend their respective Training/Refresher Sessions. PARKING AT ST JAMES It has been brought to our attention that people have been parking on our neighbours’ private property. Please avoid doing so and use our car park and the road side parking bays instead. We are aware that parking is very difficult for major festivities held at the Parish. We will attempt to address this issue by opening the back Gates of the School and the Pedestrian Gate to allow traffic and pedestrians access to the Church on these days. PARISH RETREAT—DATE CLAIMER Make sure to mark in your diaries our first Parish Retreat from the evening of Fri 06 Sept, until Sun 08 Sept at the Paulist Missionaries Retreat Centre, Wantirna South. This will be a time for those 17 years to 65 years (and beyond) to build community, deepen spirituality, grow in faith and build bridges between all the different groups in our Parish. Limited number of 40 people with a cost of $100/person. Meals, accommodation and facilitator included in that price. Please fill in the form with your name and phone number if you are interested on the Narthex. DATES TO REMEMBER 23 Apr Tues 25 Apr Thurs 30 Apr Tues 03 May Fri

Vinnie’s Meeting in Parish Office at 7:30pm ANZAC Day Mass at 9:00am Faith Sharing Group in Presbytery at 7:30pm First Friday Adoration in Church at 7:30pm



The Melbourne Archdiocese is seeking to ensure that all parishes are compliant with the requirements of the code of conduct in the May Our Children Flourish framework. To this end, all volunteers involved in ministries which support or work with children, young people and the vulnerable are required to have a current Working With Children Check (WWC) or a National Police Check by 30th June 2013. If you are a volunteer within one of these ministries and have already completed a WWC or Police Check, please let the parish office know as soon as possible. If you have not completed the required paperwork, parish staff will be able to assist you in obtaining one. The coordinators of each of these ministries will contact you over the next few weeks to assist you with this process. If you have any questions, please contact Geralyn McCarthy on 0416 059 673 or Robyn Dyt on 0400 141 840.

This year, our annual Parish Fete will be celebrated on Sat 19 Oct, make sure to mark it in your diaries now!

YOUNG PAULISTS CORE GROUP We welcome the new members to the Young Paulists Core Group who will be commissioned at the 5:00pm Mass on Sun 28 Apr and 10:30am Mass on Sun 05 May. The Core Group will be Dylan Menezes, Red Lusterio, Shaun Xuereb, Simone Pinto, Luke Portelli, Matthew Portelli, Michael McCarthy, Holly Briffa, Sheryn Mallilin, Myla Mallilin and Lauren Xuereb. The next Core Group meeting will at at Simone’s on Sat 18 May at 7:00pm. PROJECT COMPASSION Thank you to all Parishioners who have given to and supported Project Compassion this year. Please return your Project Compassion Boxes and Envelopes in the container in the Narthex by next weekend. FAITH DEVELOPMENT LOGOS/BIBLE: Come join us on Tuesdays at 7:30pm at St Peters. Just bring your bible and a heart open to be wooed by God’s Word. DIVORCED AND SEPARATED SUPPORT Support group and ministry for divorced and separated men and women, meets every four to six weeks. Contact Parish Office on 9748 6800. Thank you to Tina Alphonso for coordinating this ministry. COLLECTIONS LAST WEEKEND Thanksgiving: Presbytery: Flowers: Youth:

$ 3437.05 $ 910.85 $ 20.50 $ 7.60

The Fete Committee has held the first meeting for the year and have discussed several new attractions for our 2013 Fete. We would ask you to consider ways you can assist make 2013 a success. Some ideas: - can you grow or propagate plants. - Are you in a position, or know of someone or a firm, who could donate goods or services for our Auction, Raffle or Spinning Wheel. If you would like to join the Committee or are able to support us in any way please contact Carmen Gleeson on 0403 010 266. Thankyou for your support St James Fete Committee VINNIES AT ST JAMES Want to know what Vinnie’s does in our Parish each week? Are you retired? Do you have a couple hours each week to help our local community? Are you interested in volunteer work? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then why not come along to our next meeting on Tues 23 Apr at 7.30pm in the Parish Office and find out. If this date does not suit you, but you want to know more, please contact the Parish and one of our Vinnie’s members will be happy to call you to answer any questions. ROSTERS FOR COLLECTION If you have not received by email Rosters for the Sun night Lector, Commentator and Special Ministers of Communion or Altar Servers, please collect a copy from the Narthex Bench. RECENTLY DECEASED & ANNIVERSARIES Please pray for our loved ones whom we remember especially Viola Taliana, Carla Deluvio and Consuelo Madrid who all died recently, John D’Souza, Regina and John Fernandes, Aurelio and Mary Cini, Attilio and Tranquilla Pinaffo, Franco Porcaro, Norm Beale, Antonia Mendoza, Leon Asa, Flordeliza Maralit, Violeta Yap, Vincent Muscat, Pino and Joseph Mifsud, Connie Falzon, Manuel and Carmen Chircop, Rose Formoza, Mary Samuel, Freddy Maramara, Tony Zerafa, Mark Musman, Traven Marshall, Carmen Ferara, Grace Kiliman, George McGunnie, Froilan Santos, Gilda Guidiano, Soledad Martinez, the deceased members of the Bugeja and Attard Families and all whom we remember in our prayers.


SAT 6:00 PM

SUN 8:30 AM

SUN 10:30 AM

SUN 5:00 PM


Allan Francisco

Margaret Mangani

Cris Cabral

Clarisse Torres

Ann Bennett

Cheryl Cabral

Madeleine Villani


John Fisher Jacinta Fisher Frances O’Donovan Claire Kemp Karen Norris

Paula Razumic Antonia Curmi Glenn Goodfellow Richard Uphat Jennifer Tahlia

Irene Revell Angela Struthers Alice D’Cruz Angel Hartanto Edo Satyadharma

Marianne Arreiro Jess Gleeson Geralyn McCarthy Lauren Xuereb Maree Willett


Elizabeth Strung

Carol Keating

Joyce Pearse



Chris Johnson Joseph Calleja Marie D’Silva


Bianca D’Souza Deanna Scrafani


Charmaine Joseph


Lorraine Park

COMBINED PARISHES RAFFLE Tickets are on sale after Masses for the Combined Catholic Parishes Raffle for $2. Please support this initiative by buying a ticket or taking a book to sell to family and friends! Please note that all Raffle books, sold or unsold, along with all the money raised needs to be returned now or they will not be eligible to enter into the draw. Thank you to all Parishioners who have supported this cause. 1ST RECONCILIATION PRESENTATIONS Let us keep in our prayers the First Reconciliation children from St James and St Francis Primary Schools to be presented from next weekend. AIR CONDITIONER The new reverse cycle air conditioner has been installed in the Narthex of the Church. PRAYER LIST Let us pray and support those in our community who are sick. We especially pray for Mary Mallia, Baby Isabella, Meaghan Weith, Araceli Dela Pena, Judy Bickley, Marika Sarvary, Fr Frank Buhagiar, Danilo Balagot, Brandon Scambellone, Philomena Leslie, Elena Gliane, Immaculada Gliane, Paul Daglish, June Riddell, Jacinta Fisher, Lee Revell, Carmen Portelli, Robert Hart, Von Sleep and all those who are ill.

READINGS FOR 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER 1st Reading: Acts 14:21-27 They assembled the church and gave an account of all that God had done with them. Responsorial Psalm: Ps 144:8-13 I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God. 2nd Reading: Revelation 21:1-5 He will wipe away all the tears from their eyes. Gospel: John 13:31-35 I give you a new commandment: love one another. NEW LETTEER BOX Thank you to Shane and Allen from Thomas Carr College for installing our new Parish Letter Box next to the entrance gate. CARPENTER’S CLUB The Carpenter’s Club will next meet on Sat 04 May starting with breakfast at 7:30am. MASS COUNTS We are conducting our annual Mass Counts at all weekend Masses during the month of May. RCIA The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic, receiving the Sacraments or exploring the Catholic faith. The next season of RCIA will begin with an information session on Fri 26 Apr at 7.00pm in the Parish Office. If you or anyone you know is interested, please come along to the meeting. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to become more informed about the various aspects of our Faith. For more details please ring Chris on 9742 4000.

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