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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.
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