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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

Pentecost Sunday 19th May 2013 FR MARIO’S BIRTHDAY—TODAY —18 MAY 2013

Parish Secretaries: Red Lusterio Tita Manalo

We thank God for the gift of Fr Mario’s life and the marvellous sense of missionary service he conveys. God bless him and his ministry. Please keep Fr Mario in your prayers.

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



Couples for Christ Australia (CFCA) invites all married couples, single parents and widow/widower for a Christian Life Program commencing on the 26th May 2013 at the St James Parish hall, registration starts 1:30pm. Programme is free and childminding is available. Guest Speaker for the day is Fr Jude Pirotta. For more info please contact Melchor Waje on 0415 926 965 or the Parish Office on 9748 6800

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

ST JAMES DINNER DANCE – 20 JULY 2013 Book the 20th July, 2013 in your diary! Once again this year the St James Dinner Dance will be held to coincide with St James the Apostle Feast Day. The function will be held at the Grand Star Receptions in Altona. We welcome back popular entertainment by Lex Pirotta ( Fr Jude’s brother) accompanied by Stan. Further details in relation to the evening will be forthcoming! Please keep this night free as we gather together to build community and celebrate our Parish Feast Day. CHAPLAINCY SUNDAY APPEAL Donations for this appeal will go towards supporting Chaplains who work with patients and their families in public hospitals, those affected by mental illness, men & women in prison, young people in youth justice facilities and seafarers. Thank you for your generosity. ART FUNDRAISER Art Fundraiser to assist support the Paulist Missionaries in Peru, Pakistan & the Philippines commenced on the weekend of the 11 th-12th May 2013. Samples are on display in the foyer and orders close on the 28 th May 2013. This is exclusively supported by local artist Michelina Di Mauro C/O Art@Linx Gallery. Inquiries please contact Michelina on 0419560748. DATES TO REMEMBER 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 23 May 23 May 23 May 25 May

Sat Sun Mon Tue Thu Thu Thu Sat

Young Paulist Core Group Meeting @ Simone’s , 7:30 pm Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal Music Practice in the Church, 7:30pm St Vinnie’s Meeting, Church Narthex, 7:30pm Fete Committee Meeting, Parish Office Boardroom, 7:30pm Preps In Pyjamas, St Francis School, 6:30pm Preps in Pyjamas, St James Church, 7:30pm First Eucharist Parent and Children Session for Parish Children, 4:00pm

MAY OUR CHILDREN FLOURISH 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. SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMS 2013 Registrations for First Eucharist has now ended. Parent and children sessions have started. Thank you to the Couples for Christ who will provide the Parent Sessions and to Fiona Weedon who has generously taken the role for First Eucharist Sacramental Catechist this year, assisted by Taniya Alfred.

ARCHIBISHOP HART TO APPEAR IN INQUIRY Archbishop Hart will appear before the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into child abuse on Monday, 20 May. He will acknowledge and apologise for the terrible blight of child sex abuse by priests and other Church representatives that largely occurred over a 30 year period from 1960 to 1990. Go to for statements, videos, frequently asked questions, fact sheets and a full copy of the Church’s submission to the Inquiry, Facing the Truth. Please subscribe on the homepage for updates. ARCHIBISHOP’S PENTECOST LETTER TO YOUTH 2013 Archibishop’s Pentecost letter to the youth entitled “Faith Expands Our Hearts in Hope” are available in the magazine rack in the narthex. PENTECOST VIGIL AT ST PETER’S St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish, Hoppers Crossing celebrates the feast of Pentecost by holding a vigil which begins at 11:00pm, Saturday 18 May, concluding with Mass at 5:00am on Sunday 19 May. All are invited to attend.

Registrations for Confirmation end 7th July. To register your interest please contact Claire Kemp on 9974 5441 or 0417 862 324 after the end of May. GUILD OF ST STEPHEN Congratulations to 14 of our Altar Servers who received the Guild of St Stephen at St Patricks’s Cathedral on Friday, 17th May. Thank you to Thomas Carr College for the use of their bus and to Joe Podolak, our parish driver. Thank you also to the parishioners who assisted with supervision. COLLECTIONS LAST WEEKEND Thanksgiving: Presbytery: Flowers: Youth:

$ 4,734.80 $ 1,107.65 $ 32.00 $ 12.05

MASS COUNTS We are conducting our annual Mass Counts at all weekend Masses during the month of May. TALENT ARVO The young people of our community are organising a talent afternoon to raise funds for cancer research. We are seeking young high school aged talents who can contribute to this event on Sunday, 11 August 2013. To register interest please fill in the details below and return to the parish office or place at the drop off chute beside the office by the 31st of May. Name: Phone: Email: Act description:


SAT 6:00 PM

SUN 8:30 AM

SUN 10:30 AM

SUN 5:00 PM


Johan Fernando

Grace Cini

Alice D’Cruz

Miranda Dyt

Margaret Mangani

Peter D’Cruz

Ben Are

Maria D’Andrea Kath Hall John Nguyen Glenn Goodfellow Paula Razumic

Vini Beraldo Irene Revell Bev Winchcombe Domenic Vivona Kim Marsland-Kelsey

Lauren Xuereb Maree Willett Lucas Mangani Clarisse Torres Dylan Menezes

Bev Winchcombe



Chloe Reeves Leonie Martinez Michael Graham Andrea Graham Kath Hall


Debra Goodfellow Carole Keating


Jacinta Fisher Marie D’Silva Johnny Lapina


Angela & Domenic Gattellaro


Pauline &Hilton



We are in need of Church musicians for the 10:30 am Sunday Mass, for more information please contact the Parish Office on 9748 6800. FAITH DEVELOPMENT LOGOS: Tuesdays at St Peter’s at 7:30pm. NOTICEBOARD All materials missing in the notice board will be replaced shortly. PRAYER LIST Let us pray and support those in our community who are sick. We especially pray for Mary Mallia, Baby Isabella and Meagan Leith, Araceli Dela Pena, Judy Bickley, Marika Sarvary, Fr Frank Buhagiar, Brandon Scambellone, Philomena Leslie, Elena Gliane, Immaculada Gliane, Paul Daglish, June Riddell, Lee Revell, Carmen Portelli, Robert Hart and all those who are ill. RECENTLY DECEASED & ANNIVERSARIES Please pray for our loved ones whom we remember especially Angelina Almeida, Joseph Mizzi, Lora Calleja , Hili Family, Frank Dimech, Joseph Cutajar, Laszlo Szucs, Froilan Santos and all whom we remember in our prayers.

READINGS FOR TRINITY SUNDAY 1st Reading: Proverbs 8:22-31 Wisdom was born before the earth was made. Responsorial Psalm: Ps 8:4-9 O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth. 2nd Reading: Romans 5:1-5 To God through Christ, in the love which is poured outthrough the spirit.. Gospel: John 16:12-15 Whatever the Father has is mine. The Spirit will receive what I give and tell you about it.

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. 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. Expression of interest will close on last weekend 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. Our season of inquiry has now begun. If you or anyone you know is interested, please come along on Fridays at 7:00pm in the Parish Office. 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.


Our Parish Council Member Geralyn McCarthy accompanied four students, Luke Gleeson, Jess Gleeson, Russell Menezes and Chloe Adriano to the annual Archbishop’s Conversation with Student Leaders at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Braybrook in March. The enthusiastic gathering was addressed by Archbishop Denis Hart who told of his personal faith journey before engaging in discussion with the student leaders. The event also involved inter-school conversations, prayer and reflection. The 2013 Archbishop’s Conversation with Student Leaders was a day of fellowship and discussion based on the themes inspired by the ‘Year of Grace.’ The discussion and feedback from the student leaders on the theme have helped contribute towards Archbishop Hart’s pastoral letter to young people which is released at Pentecost and is available in the Magazine Rack. Luke Gleeson, a Year 9 student and parishioner of St James the Apostle Parish, reflects: “I really enjoyed the experience of being able to connect aspects of my life with other leaders in different schools and also the archbishop. Learning about how other schools operated much like our community at Thomas Carr and also being amazed at all the experiences other schools had to offer to their students (e.g immersion experiences) was very interesting. When the archbishop talked to all of the students in attendance about his faith life, it was truly inspiring to see how he pulled through the various struggles in his life to become the man he is today. Finding out that his sister had died at an early age and yet he was still able to maintain a strong relationship with God was truly inspiring for me. Meeting with other students from Catholic secondary colleges was a great opportunity to find out how life in Thomas Carr was compared to those of schools such as Xavier and St Aloysius. I was surprised to see the similarities between our College and others around Melbourne in our social justice and liturgy groups. From this experience, I will take away key leadership skills I picked up from the other leaders I was able to associate with and also an enriched understanding of the journey to priesthood from the archbishop’s own experiences. The connections I have made with the archbishop and other leaders will give me the confidence to be a leader either at the college or our parish community of St James. Learning about the faith life of other schools will allow me to carry it on to members of Thomas Carr.”

Pentecost Sunday  

19th May 2013

Pentecost Sunday  

19th May 2013