ST CHRISTOPHER`S PARISH
ST CHRISTOPHER’S PARISH Airport West, Keilor, Keilor Park, Tullamarine Parish Office: 34 Roberts Road Airport West Phone: 9338 3793 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm Parish Priest: Fr Joseph Olickal Residence: 8529 3999 Email: [email protected] Pastoral Associate: Catherine Young Finance Manager: Anna Carmody Parish Secretary: Emilia Balkan Thanksgiving Coordinator: Christiana Thomas Weekday Masses: Monday Tuesday - Saturday Weekend Masses: St Christopher’s Church Saturday Sunday St Augustine’s Church Sunday 10.00am 9.15am 6.00pm 8.00am (Italian) 11.00am (English) 9.30am (English) Reconciliation: Saturday morning after Mass or by appointment. Other Devotions Monday Mornings 10am: Italian Charismatic Prayer Group at St Christopher’s Church Tuesday Mornings after Mass: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday Mornings 10.00am: Italian Rosary at St Christopher’s Church Wednesday Evenings: 7.30pm: Charismatic Prayer Group at St Christopher’s Church Thursday Mornings after Mass: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction Maltese Reconciliation at St Christopher’s Church has been cancelled for May / June / July whilst Fr Edwin is away. It will return in August. PENTECOST SUNDAY 14 / 15 May 2016 Readings for this week: Acts 2:1-11; Rom 8:8-17; Jn 14:15-16, 23-26 Responsorial Psalm Response: Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth! Prayers of the Faithful Response: Come, Holy Spirit! Recent Deaths: Vincenzo Urso (McNamara Ave, Airport West) Robert Holland (Ruben Dr, Sydenham) Tony Xiriha (Earl St, Airport West) Angelo Lamantia (Italy) Anniversaries: Francesco & Rosina Cappellano, Kevin Morreale, Phyllis Perry, Giuseppe Murdaca, Maria Grazia Murdaca, Demenico Murdaca, Carole Milburn Pray for the Sick: Audrey Valladares, Tony Cini, Samuel Cogliandro, Rosa Maria Santos, Gary Southan, Cynthia Punchiheloa, Joseph Merolda, Christina Zucchi PENTECOST SUNDAY 2016 This Sunday, we celebrate Pentecost which is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church. We read in the Acts of the Apostles that the Holy Spirit descended on them like tongues of fire and transformed them utterly. Everything about them – their outlook on life, attitudes, behaviour – changed fundamentally. They came to understand who Jesus truly was and what it meant to be his disciple. From then on, they were driven by the passion for the kingdom that Jesus had inaugurated by his life, death and resurrection. Archbishop Denis Hart CONFIRMATIONS 2016 We congratulate our young parishioners from St Christopher’s School, St Augustine’s School and those studying in other schools who received the sacrament of Confirmation. We pray that they may experience the guidance of the Holy Spirit every day of their life. PARISH DATES Saturday 14th May / – Sunday 15th May – – Monday 16th May – Tuesday 17th May – PENTECOST SUNDAY CHAPLAINCY SUNDAY APPEAL St Christopher’s & Ripples Confirmation Certificate Mass SANDS (Miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support) 7.30pm (Parish House) S. Messa in onore della Madonna (Organised by the Italian Federation) th th WEEKEND 14 / 15 MAY 2016 The Melbourne Catholic Archbishop’s Charitable Fund will be conducting an Appeal in parishes to support the vital work of Catholic Chaplains in our community on Sunday 15 May. Chaplaincy Sunday, in this Year of Mercy, is an opportunity for all of us to commit ourselves to the words of Pope Francis, “it must be a place of mercy where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel”. The presence of Catholic Chaplains is a crucial witness to our faith, a crucial dimension of our service of love, and a vital testimony to the value of life in all its stages If you would like further information please contact the Development Office: 9926 5731 Donations will go towards supporting Chaplains who work with: Patients and their families in public hospitals People living with HIV/AIDS Men and women in Prisons Young people in youth justice facilities Seafarers LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR – NORTHCOTE “Caring for the Elderly of the World through the heritage of Jeanne Jugan in the footsteps of Christ” At St Joseph’s Home the refurbishment programme to provide better accommodation for the elderly Residents has been going well. In the past 18 months the kitchen, dining rooms and the Hostel bedrooms have been completely refurbished with more spacious accommodation. The present phase involves upgrading the Nursing Wing to the same standard as the Hostel. For more information please have a look at their website: www.littlesistersofthepoor.org.au During the weekend of 21st / 22nd May our Parish will be visited by two Little Sisters to explain their work, answer any questions and to meet our parishioners. BIGGEST MORNING TEA RAISE MONEY FOR THE CANCER COUNCIL Come have a cuppa and cake to raise money for the Cancer Council. St Christopher’s Hall Tuesday, 24th May, from 9am – 11am For further information contact Sav on 0413 131 842. Saturday 21st May / – Sunday 22nd May – Monday 23rd May – Tuesday 24th May – Wednesday 25th May – Saturday 28th May / – Sunday 29th May 7.30pm St Christopher’s & Ripples Confirmation Certificate Mass Visit from Little Sisters of the Poor St Vincent de Paul Meeting 7.30pm (Parish House) Italian Federation Meeting 7.30pm (Parish House) Baptism Preparation Meeting 7.30pm (Parish House) Baptism Welcomes & St Augustine’s Confirmation Certificate Mass MORNING TEA Morning Tea with the Hon. Fiona Richardson, Minister for Women and Prevention of Family Violence on the 17th May at 10.30am at the Uniting Church, Roberts Rd, Airport West. A report on the Findings of the Royal Commission into Family Violence will be presented. RSVP to Barbara 9338 3074. !!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED !!! Volunteers are needed to join the BAPTISM PREPARATION TEAMS who would be able to help out with the preparation of Families wishing to Baptise their child. Your help would be required once every three months. If you are able to volunteer please contact Catherine Young between Monday to Wednesday from 9.00am - 4.00pm on 9338 3793. You will be trained and then placed in a team with an experienced member. S. MESSA IN ONORE DELLA MADONNA La Federazione Cattolica Italiana di Airport West ha organizzato una S. Messa in Onore Della Madonna per martedi, 17 MAGGIO NELLA CHIESA DI ST CHRISTOPHER ALLE 7.30PM. La S. Messa sarà celebrate da P. Joseph Olickal. Tutta la comunità è invitata a partecipare a onorare la nostra Madre Celeste, e siete invitati a portare un fiore. Dopo la S. Messa ci sarà un rinfresco. NEXT WEEK – THE MOST HOLY TRINITY Readings: Prov 8:22-31; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15 Liturgy Team: 4 (Phil Magris) 4 (Teresa Failla) Counting Team: 5 (Charlie Rando) Church Cleaning St Christopher’s: 3 (Assunta Germani, Maria Pasqualone, St Augustine’s: Jonabeth Iacono, Tess Goritchan) S Brown & A Runting Winter Appeal This winter thousands of people will turn to the St Vincent De Paul Society for help. They may be homeless, suffering chronic poverty, abuse or long term unemployment. The St Vincent de Paul Society is calling for help from parishioners who are able to donate financially or through material goods. Members of this parish community are invited to take part by bringing good quality clothing, blankets, doonas and non-perishable items of food to Mass on the weekend of 4/5 June. There will also be a cash collection and envelopes will be available at all Masses. Please do not donate food where the date has expired. Your local St Vinnies representative will then collect these donated items and have them distributed to people in need in the local area. Quest’inverno migliaia di persone chiederanno la Società St Vincent de Paul per assistenza. Saranno senza casa, soffrono di povertà cronica, abuso o da lungo tempo disoccupati. Sostenendo la Messa dei Poveri potreste fare una differenza a delle persone che vivono in condizioni disperate. La fine settimana, 4/5 Giugno, vi invitiamo di partecipare nella iniziativa del St Vincent de Paul per assistere i bisognosi mettendo nelle ceste o le scatoli abiti di buona qualità, coperte, doonas, cibo non deperibile, e che non sia scaduta la data di uso. Il rappresentante del St Vincent raccoglierà questi oggetti e verranno distribuiti secondo le necessità locali. Potete anche assistere partecipando alla raccolta speciale che si farà durante tutte le messe della parrocchia.