1 St. Macartan s Parish 8 th 9 th May th Sunday of Easter Year C MOTHERS DAY 2010 WE ASK GOD S RICHEST BLESSINGS ON ALL OUR MOTHERS. P.O Box 41, Mornington Drake St, Mornington Phone: Fax: Website: Parish Priest: Rev. Kevin Mogg PP. Fr Charlie McBride Fr Lou Heriot Tel Parish Secretaries: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am pm - Francesca McLoughlin Wednesday & Friday 9am - 3:30pm - Sarah Hansen: Principal St. Macartan s Primary School: Marie Slattery Tel: Principal Padua College: Christopher Houlihan Ph: Pastoral Council: Sarah Hansen Ph: Music Co-ordinator: Veronica Ryan Ph: Liturgy Co-ordinator: Paddy Hughes Property & Maintenance Co-Ordinator: Max Fletcher May Caretaker: Chris and Janet Smyth Tel: Mass Times: Saturday Vigil: 7pm, Sunday: 9am & 11am, Weekday Masses: Mon and Tues 9am, Wed 10am, Thurs 9am, Fri 9:15am, Sat 9am Reconciliation: Saturday after 9am Mass, Wednesday after 10am Mass; or any time on request at the Parish House. Baptisms: Most Sundays. Baptismal Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month - NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY 2 nd JUNE 2010 Weddings: Please contact Fr. Kevin For those who have died: Peter Taylor, Damien Green, Charlie Bell, Jack Murphy For those whose anniversaries occur: Betty Hall (UK), Emily Koch, Tom Wood, Tess Hannebery, James Doran (NZ), Colleen Duyvestyn, Margaret Tucker, Maria & Domenic Pingiaro, Len Winters, Mary Phillips, Lance Webster, Tom Tobin, Nicola Di Petta, Lily Phillips LORD, THAT I MAY BE WELL AGAIN pray for the sick and their Carers, especially : Kylie Mazoletti, Mario Bourgnon, Kable Dowsett, Wendy Fowler, Tim Coonan, Charlotte Beck, Jan Furniss, Frank Kramer, Klause Schultz, Peter Webdene, Michael Barrett, Shirley Rankin, Judy Rush, Kieran Henderson Ross, Delwyn Dinka, Anthony Kemp, Wens Brinkman, Alma Griffen (seriously ill), Sue Gustke (seriously ill), Kevin Robinson, Fr Carl Schafear OFM, Con Kalaris, Melissa Ogilvie, Bernadette Hasler, Christine Pasivel, Josephine Slako, Brendan Prendergast, Mary Ashby, Christine Pascoe, Jordan (16 years old seriously ill), Vincent Lughermo, Carmel Carroll, Patricia Barwick, Olga Rope, Helen Miotti, Zava Jurisic (6 weeks old), Charles Borg, Simon Veldhoven, Br Damian Byrne CP, Karen Thornell, Kerry Rowe, Joanne McCalmont, Grace Pearce (5 years old), Clare Ridgeway, Dan Badrock,, Rhonda Vernon, Sue Vernon, Robert Fitzgerald, Peter Duggan, Margaret Reid, Angela Sassinis (surgery), Ann Bilston (surgery), Kara O Regan, Pat Young, Georgina Childs, Brother Majella Fitzpatrick FMS, Dot Ledson, Callum Fox, Frederick Hooper Special Intentions: St Martin s Anglican Church Year for Priests from July 2009 June 2010 (Holy Father s wish) For our Priests and Bishops, that the gift of peace promised by Christ might fill their hearts and strengthen them in the challenges of their ministry. Lord, hear us.
2 OBITUARIES: DAMIEN GREEN A new teacher at St Macartan s Parish Primary School (formerly Acting Principal of St Joseph s, Sorrento and Deputy Principal of St Anne s, Seaford), Damien passed away after an accident at home. In the short time he has been at St Mac s he made a big impression on the students, parents and his fellow teachers. We are going to miss him very much. Our deepest condolences to his wife, Alice. Damien s funeral will take place this Monday 10 th May at 11am at St Mary s Star of the Sea, Constitution Hill Road, Sorrento. PETER TAYLOR (08/03/38 02/05/10) Peter died last Sunday 2 nd May following an illness for the last 10 years or so. Sandra, his wife, has been absolutely wonderful in her care for him. We express our deepest sympathies to Sandra and family for their loss and we commend Peter to the Lord whom he believed in so much. Peter s funeral took place last Thursday 6 th May at St Macartan s church First Reading Acts 15:1-2, A reading from the Acts of the Apostles It has been decided by the Holy Spirit and ourselves not to burden you beyond what is essential. Some men came down from Judaea and taught the brothers, Unless you have yourselves circumcised in the tradition of Moses you cannot be saved. This led to disagreement, and after Paul and Barnabas had had a long argument with these men it was arranged that Paul and Barnabas and others of the church should go up to Jerusalem and discuss the problem with the apostles and elders. Then the apostles and elders decided to choose delegates to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; the whole church concurred with this. They chose Judas known as Barsabbas and Silas, both leading men in the brotherhood, and gave them this letter to take with them: The apostles and elders, your brothers, send greetings to the brothers of pagan birth in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia. We hear that some of our members have disturbed you with their demands and have unsettled your minds. They acted without any authority from us, and so we have decided unanimously to elect delegates and to send them to you with Barnabas and Paul, men we highly respect who have dedicated their lives to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accordingly we are sending you Judas and Silas, who will confirm by word of mouth what we have written in this letter. It has been decided by the Holy Spirit and by ourselves not to saddle you with any burden beyond these essentials: you are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from fornication. Avoid these, and you will do what is right. Farewell. This is the word of the Lord.
3 Responsorial Psalm Ps 66: R. v.4 (R.) O God, let all the nations praise you! 1. O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us. So will your ways be known upon earth and all nations learn your saving help. (R.) 2. Let the nations be glad and exult for you rule the world with justice. With fairness you rule the peoples, you guide the nations on earth. (R.) 3. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. May God still give us his blessing till the ends of the earth revere Him. (R.) Second Reading Rv 21:10-14, A reading from the book of the Apocalypse He showed me the holy city coming down out of heaven. In the spirit, the angel took me to the top of an enormous high mountain and showed me Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down from God out of heaven. It had all the radiant glory of God and glittered like some precious jewel of crystal-clear diamond. The walls of it were of a great height, and had twelve gates; at each of the twelve gates there was an angel, and over the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel; on the east there were three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. The city walls stood on twelve foundation stones, each one of which bore the name of one of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. I saw that there was no temple in the city since the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb were themselves the temple, and the city did not need the sun or the moon for light, since it was lit by the radiant glory of God and the Lamb was a lighted torch for it. This is the word of the Lord. Gospel Acclamation Jn 14:23 Alleluia, alleluia! All who love me will keep my words, and my Father will love them and we will come to them. Alleluia! Gospel Jn 14:23-29 A reading from the holy Gospel according to John The Holy Spirit will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you. Jesus said to his disciples: If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make our home with him. Those who do not love me do not keep my words. And my word is not my own: it is the word of the one who sent me. I have
4 said these things to you while still with you; but the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you. Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. You heard me say: I am going away, and shall return. If you loved me you would have been glad to know that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you this now before it happens, so that when it does happen you may believe. This is the Gospel of the Lord. Communion Antiphon If you love me, keep my commandments, says the Lord. The Father will send you the Holy Spirit, to be with you for ever, alleluia. Wednesday 12 th Thursday 13 th Friday 14 th SAINTS/FEASTS FOR THIS WEEK Ss Nereus & Achilleus, St Pancras Our Lady of Fatima St Matthias, Apostle Monday 10 th Tuesday 11 th Wednesday 12 th Thursday 13 th Friday 14 th PARISH EVENTS THIS WEEK Care Group Meeting: 2:30pm Community Centre RCIA: 8pm Community Centre Minister Unto God Prayer Group: 10:00am Community Centre High Spirits: 4:00pm Community Centre Little Mac s Playgroup: 9:30 11:30am Community Centre Parish Education Board: 7:45pm St Macartan s School Peter Kearney Concert: 7:30pm in the Church (light supper served at 6:30pm in the Community Centre - see notice) Grief & Loss Group Mornington Tea: 10am Community Centre 10:15am Legion of Mary A PRAYER FOR MOTHERS DAY Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church. Bless these women, that they may be strengthened as Christian mothers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honour them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord. ALL: Amen
5 ST MACARTAN S PARISH ARE PLEASED TO HOST A PETER KEARNEY CONCERT SIGNS OF HOPE PEOPLE OF FAITH ON THIS Thursday 13 th May 7:30pm at St Macartan s Church, Mornington Admission $10 (includes light supper at 6:30pm in Community Centre) (Please register your interest at the Parish Office on for catering purposes) Peter Kearney is an Australian singer and songwriter who has travelled Australia and overseas since 1985 to share his music and stories. His best known compositions include Fill My House, The Beatitudes, sung all round the world, and Where is Your Song, my Lord?. He has published 14 CDs and several of his compositions are included in the As One Voice hymnal. The concert will feature songs linked by stories and reflections about people whose faithful lives have brought hope and compassion into the world. Subjects include: Blessed Mary MacKillop Australia s first Saint, Sr Irene McCormack an Australian Josephite nun who was killed in Peru in 1991, Jean Vanier founder of L Arche communities giving welcome to people with disabilities, Fr Mark Croker the shearer who became a shepherd a late vocation, Fr Ted Kennedy priest and prophet of Redfern, Pope John Paul II, St Francis of Assisi, St Joseph and others. Peter has the gift of making the stories and message of Jesus relevant to our modern daily life. Fr Val Patterson MSC Peter s CDs and Music will be available PROJECT COMPASSION On behalf of Caritas Australia we thank all the generous parishioners who returned Project Compassion boxes and/or envelopes. This year s appeal closes this weekend. If you still have a Project Compassion box, please place it in the PROJECT COMPASSION baskets located in each foyer this weekend. A Note Regarding Wills! Just a word of strong caution when people are making their wills. In recent times a number of very devout Catholic people have been denied a proper Catholic funeral because their families are not faith minded. So please ensure that you clearly stipulate your wishes.
6 WEAR RED FOR PENTECOST SUNDAY!! Pentecost Sunday is on the weekend of 22/23 May. Last year we had a terrific response to our call for parishioners to acknowledge this wonderful feast by wearing something RED to mass that weekend. So we thought we would do it again this year. It could be as simple as a red ribbon or maybe a scarf, shirt, socks, jumper or tie - whatever red you happen to have in your wardrobe. Looking forward to seeing a church full of red on this special day! The Liturgy Group PARISH MAINTENANCE We have some small jobs in the Parish, if you are able to assist, please give me a call. (1) Painting touch ups only. (2) Tiling small wall. (3) Fence & gate repairs. Many thanks. Max Fletcher or MACARTAN CLUB Club Luncheon will be at Steeples on Thursday 13 th May 12:00 for 12.30pm. Any cancellations please ring Roma on The ANNUAL General Meeting is scheduled for Friday 28 th May and members are requested to note the date and are urged to attend this important meeting. LITTLE MAC S PLAYGROUP Every Wednesday during term time 9:30 11:30am in the Community Centre. Please come and join us! For further information, please contact Nat on or Paula on ALL WELCOME! Wanted outside toys and bikes for preschoolers. If you have any, Little Macs Playgroup would love to take them off your hands! If you can help out please call Natalie on CARE GROUP The Care Group is happy to receive requests for assistance with such things as transport to hospital appointments, help with light housework when sick, etc. Please contact Margaret Wilson on or Joan Clements on BINGO S BACK!!! The Social Committee invites you to BINGO on Wednesday 19 th May from 1:00pm in the Parish Community Centre starting with a basket lunch. $10.00 entry which includes lunch and one card per game. Please let us know if you are coming for catering purposes Denise Ward
7 Children s Liturgy Corner: Wanted: Ice cream containers with their lids are needed for a Mother s Day activity. If you have any spare then please bring to church and leave on the table in the main foyer of the church. Newsflash! Children Liturgy has started another group. The children at 9am mass are welcome to join in and have some fun learning about Jesus and the gospel in a child centred program. We currently have: Junior Macs - for children aged from 0 to Prep. Middle Macs - for children in Years 1, 2 and 3. Big Macs - for children in Years 4, 5 and 6. All children (including visiting grandchildren and children) are welcome to attend. The children leave the church at the beginning of Mass and return at the Offertory to sit around the altar. New children most welcome. Children s Liturgy at 11am Mass: We are keen to get a group started for Children s Liturgy at the 11am Mass. The curriculum is ready, lots of support and wisdom available and all we need is some interested parents to supervise the children. It is truly a wonderful and rewarding experience to help children to discover Jesus. Anyone interested can contact Anne-Marie on to discuss. Working with Children check is required and 3 to 4 volunteers can make this happen. Anne-Marie Houlihan Children s Liturgy Coordinator NEW PARISHIONERS St Mac s Welcome Team is eager to meet with new parishioners and tell you about our parish, our church, our school and the wonderful groups we have in our Parish. We especially would like to invite you to our Welcome Parish Dinner. Please fill in a slip (available in both foyers) and place in the box provided we will be in touch with you shortly thereafter. Thank you, Parish Welcome Team. Dennis Rosbrook Co-ordinator or Parish Office. RECONCILIATION Please note that Reconciliation has resumed after Masses on Wednesday mornings and Saturday mornings. Social Events Calendar 2010 (all dates to be confirmed) Any queries, please call Dee Rorke on th May Peter Kearney Concert 19 th MAY Bingo 12 th /13 th JUNE Tea after Masses 24 th JULY Parish Dinner 29 th AUGUST Organ Recital 25 th SEPT Footy brekkie 20 TH OCT 80+ birthday party 4 th NOV Oaks Day lunch 14 th NOV Family Cricket Day DEC Mary Poppins: SOLD OUT 12 th DEC Christmas Carols
8 50 th Anniversary for Mornington Conference of St Vincent de Paul Society On the 1 st July 2010 the Mornington Conference based at St Macartan's Parish will celebrate 50 years since its foundation. The Conference will be organising some ways of celebrating this great event. Hopefully, past members as well as present members, will be able to celebrate this great event. Over fifty thousand families have been assisted by the Conference members who visit them, those who assist in the shop and members of the Parish who supported the members. News of events will be published in The Word. Sacrificial Giving Pledge : $ per week. Average weekly amount for Jan March 2010 : $5714 or 89% of the pledge ST. VINNIES STORES, MORNINGTON Both St. Vinnies stores urgently require new volunteers to adequately staff their recently reopened Main Street store and their Mornington-Tyabb Rd store. If you are interested in becoming one of our volunteers, please phone Charlotte at our Mornington-Tyabb Road centre on ph We look forward to hearing from you!! JUST A REMINDER OF OUR THANKSGIVING PROGRAM Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 When we let the daily pressures of life trouble us we begin to believe that we are responsible for taking care of everything. This causes us to frantically cling to both our time and treasure. Yet, Jesus tells us not to be troubled or afraid. Take a deep breath and place your trust in God. When you do, you can be a better steward of all that God has placed in your care. There may be some people who have moved into the Parish since the renewal of our Thanksgiving program. If you would like to join our Thanksgiving program, please contact the Parish Office on CARE GROUP MEETING Please note that a Care Group meeting will be held this Monday 10 th May at 2:30pm in the Community Centre. New members always welcome! WANTED USED POSTAGE STAMPS! St Vinnies would like to collect used postage stamps, especially ones from overseas. If you have any, please leave them at the Parish Office. Thank you.
9 Loss and Grief Morning Tea The Loss and Grief team warmly invite those who are grieving the loss of someone to whom they felt close, to a Morning Tea in the Parish Community Centre this Friday 14 th May between 10am and 11.30am. This will be a social gathering intended to enable parishioners to meet others experiencing similar loss and to provide support. Further information may be obtained from Pat Girolami Could you care for a child with special needs? Centacare Catholic Family Services is looking for adoptive or long-term foster care parents who feel prepared to take on the additional challenges of a child with special needs. Centacare s Adoptions and Permanent Care program manager Kathleen West says, We are particularly seeking adoptive or long term foster care parents for a beautiful little two year old girl called Anne who has severe disabilities. We are hoping to find a family who can provide full time care for Anne for life. We need a family who is patient and resilient, able to manage Anne s ongoing medical requirements and prepared to work with support and therapeutic services. Most importantly, we need someone who can accept Anne s disabilities, limitations, and unknown future and love her for who she is. If you would like more information on providing Anne or another child, including those with special needs, with a loving home environment, please contact Centacare Catholic Family Services between 9am 5pm Monday to Friday on You could help a child like Anne reach their potential. FOOTY TIPPING ROUND 6! Not only does Peter Keightley have "a view from the pew" he apparently has an excellent view from "the outer". He was one of five people to choose 8 winners in Round 6 and he had equal best best margin with Sister Martina who was one of the five. Sister Martina has the distinction of being the first person to score 8 when we first started the competition - you cannot say that Richmond supporters are not good judges. I am sure sister Gen would agree! The Kiwi influence also came to the fore with Chris Smyth choosing 8. Di Wilson returned to her true form as an astute top tipper with 8, along with Spencer Meier who also scored 8. Kees Duyvestyn, Scott Gordon, Irene Hackett, Sister Lois and Debre Meier all scored their second 7 while James Barrett (I hope it was not the 'scrays that stopped the 8) along with Jack Jansson, Trish Wallace and Peter Gurry scored their first 7's for this year. We now have four equal leaders who all have 36 points which means an excellent average of 6 per round. They are Bill O'Reilly, Peter Keightley, Lucia Keightley and Brad Gibb (a first year member). The scores each week indicate that the Keightleys are independent people. We have seven just one point off the lead they are Mary Lane, Trish Wallace, Joshua Bryan, Paul Stinear, Dermot McCarthy, Father Kevin and Margaret Wilson. We certainly have some astute tippers with over 78% having an average of five or more each round. Even our lowest score is four per round. So they all have a pass - well done.
10 Fr Kevin meals For the past 30 years, I have tried to come to families for evening meals. It s been for me a great way to get to know the whole family. Please ring the Parish House (Francesca or Sarah) and arrange a suitable date. I usually come about 6:15pm and most times have to get back to the House by 8pm. No specials, no banquets, no broccoli!! Fr Kevin 2010 KNOX PUBLIC LECTURE Wednesday 19 th May at 7:30pm at Knox Room, Catholic Theological College, 278 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne. Rev Dr Gerald O Collins sj AC Jesus Our Priest: How can and should we describe the priesthood of Jesus himself? Bookings & Information, please call or by Friday 14 th May. Please see notice in main foyer. YEAR OF THE PRIEST Bishop Elliott will celebrate Mass at St Joseph s Church, 362 Station St, Chelsea this Friday 14 th May at 7:30pm to celebrate the Year of the Priest. Supper will follow Mass. Enquiries: St Joseph s Parish Office CATHOLIC EDUCATION OFFICE * PARENT WORKSHOP * ADOLESCENT ISSUES DRUGS, ALCOHOL, PARTYING & PEER PRESSURE PRESENTER: CATH BEHAN Adolescence is a period of transition. It is a time when young people begin changing into an adult. It this seminar adolescent issues will be explored and strategies will be examined to keep young people safe and connected to their families. VENUE: Padua College, Oakbank Rd, Mornington (melways 105 B10) DATE: Wednesday 26 th May 2010 TIME: 7:00pm 9:00pm Justin Peters CD REFLECTIONS Justin Peter s CD Reflections is now available in the Piety Stall for $20. SOUTHERN STARTS SOCIAL CLUB PARTY NIGHT FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS IN AGE GROUP. WHEN: Saturday 22 nd May at 8:00pm LOCATION: Benedict House, St Benedict s Parish, 301 Warrigal Rd, Burwood (Melways 61 H6). COST: $10.00 including lucky door prizes and supper. ALL ENQUIRIES: Peter a/h
11 PARISH RAFFLE A big thank you to all those who assisted with the Combined Parishes Raffle this year. A special thank you to all those who made phone calls chasing up raffle tickets, to Michael Ronchi for donating his time and skill for posters and to Chris Hedger for selling tickets at Centro all week. The Parish made a total of $7790 profit from this venture. Due to the schools selling raffle tickets on behalf of the parish, the schools were able to make a profit for the schools as follows: St. Macartan s $2190 St. Joseph s, Crib Point $738 St. Brendan s, Somerville $882 85% of all tickets were fully sold 6% were partly sold 38 books were lost or not returned in time A big thank you to Paul Girolami for all his time and effort over the last six years in co-ordinating the Raffle. It is an enormous task and Paul has done a magnificent job!! The parish is very grateful for your time and effort. PREGNANCY ASSISTANCE, FRANKSTON PAF are having a major fundraiser this weekend for Mothers Day and envelopes will be available for donations. Thank you. Excursion to the Riverina Many thanks to Pat Webster and her assistants for the most enjoyable trip that was organised once again for the Parishoners. The trip to Denniliquin (hope spelling is correct) was a great success and it was wonderful to see the country side looking much greener! Those who travelled on the excursion took pleasure in visiting the various towns, the scenery, the conversation, the music on the bus and the concert given by the local military band. Once again, a great opportunity for parishioners to enjoy a well organised, friendly and economical break.
12 PARISH ROSTERS Spec. M sters 8 th 9 th May 15 th 16 th May 7pm M Duyvestyn, T&K Keet, G O Loghlin, J Sheehan I Cody, M Ellis, M McGrath, L Thorpe, P Watt 9am T Doyle, C Houlihan, P Kent, Z Krause, J Buultjens, S Hansen, T Knight, B O Reilly, J Sayah H&K O Brien, T Thomas 11am C Filippone, J Hughes, C Karo, J&E Spaziani M Ballingall, G&M Lane, P Macey, E Virgona Readers 8 th 9 th May 15 th 16 th May 7pm P Millard, P Watts J Capan, M Negri 9am Childrens Liturgy B Shannon, B Southam 11am L Keightley, J Smyth D Crapper, T Roberts Music 8 th 9 th May 15 th 16 th May 7pm Veronica / Jan / Barbara Chris / Sue 9am Childrens Liturgy Group Veronica / Justin 11am Chris / Sue / Elvira Andy / Choir AV 8 th 9 th May 15 th 16 th May Operators 7pm C Curtain C Curtain 9am J Barrett T Ryan, Trish M 11am Peter M, Trish M Marlene & Terry Powerpt Prs 8 th 9 th May 15 th 16 th May 7pm Veronica Veronica 9am Fiona B Veronica 11am Veronica Terry Altar Servers 8 th 9 th May 15 th 16 th May 7pm T Koelmeyer, L/P/T Susovich K&A Dupuis, S DeKoning, B Curtin 9am W&E Gordon, S White, L&D McLoughlin, B Hansen J Larken, A Stevens, O Barrett, T Gervasoni, M Chandler 11am D&S Isaac, L Morris-Obst L-B Donnison, A Coetzee, H&S McConalogue Count. Team 10 th May 17 th May J Azzopardi, P Millard, M Andrew, G Michel, R Muzyk, G Gray, L Thorpe L Solis, T Keating Cleaning 13 th May 20 th May M Wester, D Walsh, M Williams I Cody, J Clements, I Winkels Flowers 13 th 20 th May 13 th 20 th May D George D George Piety Stall 8 th 9 th May 15 th 16 th May Sat: P Sheehan Sun: D&S Meier (9am) Sat: N Noonan Sun: T Thomas (9am) Children s Lit S Wilson/S Goddard (11am) M Lane (11am) 9 th May 16 th May Childrens Liturgy Mothers Day Mass Junior Macs: J McInerney Middle Macs: C Holmes Big Macs: S Hansen Tea Trolley 9 th May 16 th May G&B Gray R&M Muzyk, C Holmes