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2018 Bulletin
Jan 6-7 + Viet
Jan 13-14 + Viet

Today's Mass Scripture
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2018 Liturgical Calendar

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Melbourne Diocese
Upcoming Events 2018
Parish Update

 Dec 13

Diocese Youth Site

Dromana Beach
January 2018 $160
8-11th for ages 9-13
15-18th for ages 13-16
22-25th ages 9-13

Social Justice Statement 2017-18
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Pope Francis has called for an economic system that places men and women at the very centre – one that meets the needs of all people and is just and sustainable...

St Joseph's Church Rebuild
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January 2018
14 Sun 2B
21 Sun 3B
24 Francis de Sales
25 Conversion of Paul
26 Australia Day
28 Sun 4B
31 John Bosco

February 2018
2 Presentation of the Lord
4 Sun 5B
11 Sun 6B
14 Ash Wednesday
18 Lent 1B
22 Chair of St Peter
25 Lent 2B

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Vic Statewide Suicide helpline  1300 651 251
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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.

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

Sacramental Program for Children

At the Parish
Centre behind St John’s Presbytery at 4 pm (enter
from Hodgkinson Street).
Those parents of children wishing to attend are asked
to ring Jenny Perry on 9481 8282 or Janice O’Rourke
on 0408 556 862 for more information.

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

Gospel Reflection 2018
Fr  Peter Hoang - Sunday 2B
In the passage, nothing ‘spectacular’ happens - no miracles or lofty discourses. No births, deaths or marriages. Just a few, quite brief, personal encounters: though memorable enough for John – one of the two who followed the passer-by pointed out by the Baptist – to recall as an old man that "it was about four in the afternoon" when he first met Jesus. For the first disciples, it was a true epiphany: "We have found the Messiah". None of them can contain their excitement. Each one in turn is compelled to go and find a friend or a brother and tell them the news (Philip finds Nathaniel, Andrew tells Simon). This is always – particularly in St John´s Gospel – the sign that a person has really met the Lord and come to know him        >Cont


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 [Updated Jan 12]

Thanks from Fr Peter
As Christmas is now over, we would like to thank our parishioners and our Brothers who were actively involved in Christmas activities, such as rehearsing and singing Christmas Carols in both the Good Shep-herd nursing home and the Little Sisters of the Poor, plus the Church; and also setting up and removing of Christmas nativity scene and decorations. Your work is much appreciated. What a great parish we have here at St John’s and St Joseph’s. Thanks every-one.

Mass tiimes for January-February
Because Frs Bernie and Phil are unavailable through work commitments, we will need to cut back on the number of weekday Masses celebrated during the months of January and February.
Thus … Tuesday, Thursday —Mass at St John’s; Wednesday, Friday —Mass at St Joseph’s.

Our Three Deacons
Next week our three newly ordained deacons will begin periods of practical and pastoral experience for their ministry.
*  Deacon Anusit will join the community at St John Bosco Parish in Engadine, Sydney
*  Deacon Abilio will work in Hobart in the Salesian Parish of St John the Baptist in Glenorchy
*  Our own parish of Our Lady of the Southern Cross will welcome Deacon Lourenço.
We wish them well and pray that they will enjoy their six weeks of fruitful parish ministry.

Liturgical "Ordinary Time"
Ordinary time (the Liturgical colour of which is green) is composed of thirty-three weeks. The first segment is from the Baptism of the Lord to Ash Wednesday, then from Pentecost Sunday until the First Sunday of Advent.
Lent is a time of inner reflection. Easter is a time for rejoicing in the Resurrection of Our Lord and the promises He brings. Advent is anticipation. Christ-mas we rejoice in the birth of Our Lord (and the relief from all the festivities!). The etymology of "Ordinary Time" is related to our word "ordinary" (which itself has a connotation of time and order, derived from the Latin word ordo).
Either way, Ordinary Time occurs outside of other seasons in the Church calendar, periods in which specific aspects of the mystery of Christ are cele-brated. Put simply, Ordinary Time encompasses that part of the Christian year that does not fall within the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, or Easter.


Year of Youth
is an opportunity to reflect on the gift of young people in the Church and society and to consider what we do as parishes, agencies, schools and communities through the lens of young people 
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Fr Martin Tanti sdb - A Vocation Story
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Do you feel God's call
to serve him as a
Salesian Priest or Brother
working with youth?
Contact Fr Will Matthews
(03) 9740 6322

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