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April 14-15 + Viet
April 21-22 + Viet

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Melbourne Diocese
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Apr 11 + April 18

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St Joseph's Church Rebuild
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April 2018
22 Easter 4B, Samoan Mass 12.30
25 Anzac Day
28 Easter 5B

May 2018
1 Joseph the Worker
6 Easter 6B
13 Ascension
19 Healing Mass 10am St John's + morning tea
20 Pentecost
24 Our Lady of the Southern Cross / Help of Christians
26 Parish Assembly, St John's
27 Trinity, Samoan Mass 12.30,
     Parish feast Day 10am St Joseph's
31 Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary

Support   13 11 14  1300 22 44 36
SANE Helpline  1800 18 SANE (7263)
Vic Statewide Suicide helpline  1300 651 251
Mensline Australia  1300 789 978
Drug info. to your mobile phone 0439 TELL ME
Crimestoppers  1800 333 000
Suicide Helpline Victoria  1300 651 251
Where homeless people might go for help ...
* Ozanam House in North Melbourne
* Mary House of Welcome in Fitzroy
* Jesuit Social Services in Richmond
* Margaret Oats Van, corner of Smith and Stanley Streets (near Safeway) in Collingwood.
For further information on where people can get free meals contact Joan in the office on 9481 7333.

The Salesian Youth Event of the Year

OzBosco is a weekend of Joy, Fun, Friends, Faith and Festivity, with special guest speakers, workshops, Prayer and Liturgy, group sessions, and a variety of recreational activities. OzBosco is open for young people from 15 – 25 years. Youth teams, students, youth leaders and anyone connected with the Salesians of Don Bosco who would like to participate in this weekend.

Children's Liturgy 10.30 Mass, 1st & 3rd Sundays, with Virginia & Jennifer

Sacramental Program for Children

Our Sacramental Program has recommenced for 2018, organised by Janice O’Rourke and Jenny Perry. We meet on Tuesdays between 4 and 5pm in the Parish Centre (behind the church, entry is from Hodgkinson Street). Enquiries: Jenny Perry on 9481 8282.

Parish of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
St John the Baptist, Clifton Hill - St Joseph's, Collingwood

Gospel Reflection 2018
Fr  Peter Hoang - Easter 4B
The image of the shepherd is used because the shepherd leads the sheep into safe pathways, to places of nourishment, protecting it against danger of attacks by the wolves and providing and focusing point that unites the flock and gives it a sense of direction and purpose. Jesus, as our Good Shepherd, fights for us and saves us from the danger and attacks for whatever or whoever seeks to harm our faith and destroy our discipleship or wound the little ones in the Christian community. He shepherds us with his loving care so that we may ‘have life and have it to the full’(Jn 10:10).   >Cont

April 21-22

Archbishop Denis Hart - Easter Message 2018
"Healed by Jesus' Wounds"

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In releasing his Easter Message to the Melbourne Archdiocese for 2018, Archbishop Denis Hart observes that in all of the gospels’ Resurrection stories, Jesus appears still wounded, a parallel between the risen Jesus and ourselves, as a wounded community, a hurting world. Amidst the joy and the beauty of our lives, there will still be wounds, he reminds us. It is in our own closeness to the wounded and yet resurrected Christ that our own wounds may, in fact, bring healing to others.

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The Solemn Dedication of The Church and Altar
St Joseph`s Catholic Church
Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish
Thánh Lễ Khánh Thành và Cung Hiến
Thánh Đường St Joseph`s Catholic Church

Saturday - 10.30 Am, 07-April-2018
46 Otter St, Collingwood Vic 3066


   [Updated April 19]

Winter Appeal
Our parish is collecting socks, gloves, hats and scarves which are badly needed items and can make a huge difference to keeping warm during the cold winter months.

African Nations Mass
All are welcome to celebrate Mass with the African Nations Community, next Sunday, 29th April in St. John's Church at 2:00p.m. The celebration will be followed up with a coffee/tea in Aikenhead. You are welcome to bring a plate to share.

Parish Assembly
Mark your calendars for our Parish Assembly, which will occur at St. John's church on May 26th. This will be the day before our Parish Feast Day, which will be celebrated on May 27th at 10 a.m. in St Joseph's Church. Please come to share your perspectives and help to create a renewed vision for the life of our parish.

Healing Mass

Please note that you are invited to the next Healing Mass, which will be held on Saturday, 19th May at 10:00 am in St. John's Church; followed by morning tea in the presbytery. This is always a lovely and life-giving gathering. All are welcome to join.

Ozanam Conversation
“What it means to be a Catholic organisation in a post Royal Commission world”
Bishop Vincent Long will be in conversation with Geraldine Doogue OAM on this topic.
The Ozanam Conversation (previously the Oszanam Lecture) is a free annual event in honour of the 20-year-old activist and founder of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, in 1833. Now in its 21st year, it invites us to reflect upon how relevant the Society’s founding mission of 1833 is to today’s world.
When: Thursday, 26th April, 6.30—7.45 pm
Where: Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. Drinks and canapés will be served from 6pm. RSVP: 20th April via email or tel 9895 5935.

Our Statue of St Joseph
The Parish Pastoral Council congratulate the Viet-namese community and parishioners of Collingwood on the rebuilding and dedication of St Joseph's Church. This is a marvellous occasion in the life of our combined parish and the new space is indeed a beau-tiful and fitting place to praise God and to bring to-gether our community.
To mark the occasion it was decided to move the statue of St Joseph from St John's Church in Clifton Hill to St Joseph's in Collingwood where it now has pride of place at the front of the new church. The Parish Pastoral Council hopes that this will act as both a symbol of support for parishioners of Colling-wood from those in Clifton Hill and as a symbol of the unity of our combined parish.
Please remember that, now we have two mass cen-tres in the parish, parishioners are very welcome at either centre, whether to celebrate the Eucharist or for private prayer and contemplation.

St Joseph's Momentos
Small mementos were offered to all parishioners and visitors attending THE recent re-opening. We have a small number of these left over so, if anyone is interested, please come visit the office.

Weekday Masses
The new weekday Mass times are as follows ...
* St John’s :Tuesday and Thursday 9.15 am;
Saturday at 8.30 am —
* St Joseph’s : Tuesday at 9am; Wednesday 8.30am; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am.

Samoan Community Mass
Our Samoan community will be celebrating a Mass in the Samoan language every fourth Sunday of the month at 12.30 pm. We welcome this addition to our Mass schedule. All are welcome to join them.

Direct Link for April 21-22
I am the Good Shepherd: Catching up a theme dear to Israel, the Messiah as a shepherd, that comes from the story of King David, Jesus makes it known that he is not just the shepherd Messiah, but the "Good Shepherd," who lays down his life for his sheep, only to take it up again.

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