Your prayers are requested for
- The Sick : Evelyn Fortuna (Janina Byrne’s Mum),Emile Smets, Pui San Mak
- Recently Deceased:Terence Bede Vincent O’Donnell, Patricia Erhardt, Micheal Burke, Richard Charles Denis, Maria Rego, Cecil Chardon, John Muir, Hector Welgampola, Karen Margaret Burch.
- Anniversaries: Patricia Keefe, Judith Lunn, Jack Healy, Myrvil Healy, Arthur Apelt, Maurice Mutch, John Healy, Sr Philip Flynn, Kathleen O'Leary, Geoffrey Frugneit, Erin Vaun, Erin Vann, Joan Sadlier, John Paul Rego, Olive Apelt, Bill Higgins, Mrs Cecily Margaret Landy, Mr Phil Grehan, Len McGrath, Maureen McGrath, Gertrude Hanrahan, Sr Regis Sullivan, Fr Morgan Howe, Dores Panton, Mary Houston, Marie Skuse, Elaine Baranoff , Joan Mary Sparksman.
Readings: Gen 3: 9-15, Ps 129. R.v. 7, Cor 4: 13-5:1, Mk 3 :20-35
Holy Family Parish Pastoral Council Vacancies
Some vacancies on the Parish Pastoral Council have arisen, as a number of members retire at the end of their tenure. If this interests you and you’d like more information to help make up your mind, please complete a Nomination Form: blank forms and a box for completed forms are available at the back of the Church. Alternatively you could send an email with your contact details to the Parish Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). As nominations close soon, please complete the form as soon as you can – this weekend if possible.
Children’s Liturgy: Every Sunday during the 8:30am Mass. (Except School Holidays)
Adoration: Every Wednesday 5:30 to 6pm followed by Mass from 6pm - 6:45pm
Dear Parishioners, you are all invited to join the Abrahao Family in welcoming their new baby into the catholic faith during a mass that will be held on 11th June at 5:00pm at the Holy Family Church.
Dear Parishioners, note that in Fr Nev’s absence and by his instruction, lay-led Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (5:15pm) and Rite of Communion with Celebration of the Word (6pm) will take the place of the usual Benediction and Mass on Wednesday evenings 30th May, 6th June & 13th June.
"Parishioner Contact Information
Holy Family Parish would like to be able to keep in touch with you. Do we have your contact information to do this? The forms for providing this information are near the en-trance to the church. We invite you to complete a form and place it in the letter box at the parish office. Alternatively you can reply by the website – Click ‘Resources ‘ then ‘Forms and Downloads’ and open ‘Update Your Information’ – this is the form where you can enter your contact information.
Holy Spirit Pilgrimage to “Holy Land & Holy Places in Italy (17 Days)”
Price $5,555 from 3rd-19th Sept, 2018
7 Days “Optional Extension to Egypt & Jordan”.
Spiritual Directors: Fr Emmanuel-tv & Fr Jude CSSp.
Contact for itinerary/info:
email@example.com, 0417999553, (08)93413079, (08)93413131;
firstname.lastname@example.org, 0400759391, (03) 97899672.
Sunday Vespers (Evening Prayer)
All are invited and encouraged to gather together as a parish community to offer the ‘evening sacrifice of praise’ every Sunday evening, starting 3rd June.
5:00pm Conversation and Fellowship
5:20pm Lucernarium (Lighting of the Lamps)
5:25-5:45pm Vespers (Evening Prayer)
Often called the ‘prayer of the Church’ the Liturgy of the Hours continues the ancient practice of the Israelites of praying the psalms at dawn and dusk. We will begin our pray-er with the Lucernarium (Lighting of the Lamps) to invoke the light of Christ – the “Sun that never sets”. Evening Prayer itself takes about 15-20 minutes and consists of a sea-sonal hymn, a selection of three psalms & canticles, a short Scripture reading & respon-sory, the Magnificat (Canticle of Mary), intercessory prayers, the Lord’s Prayer, and finally a concluding prayer.
Prayer booklets will be provided and all are encouraged to follow along and join in as best as they are able.
Second Vatican Council, SC, §100. Pastors of souls should see to it that the chief hours, especially Vespers, are celebrated in common in church on Sundays and the more solemn feasts. And the laity, too, are encouraged to recite the divine office, either with the priests, or among themselves, or even individually.