News and Announcements
8th December, 2013
Let us pray for those who are receiving Our Divine Lord in Holy Communion for the first time today, that they may remain always faithful to Christ and His Church: Luka Basic, Calledon Jeremiah, Felix Duane, Felicitas Lim, Grace Plecas, Gemma Casanova, Cecilia McKenna and Jake Firmager. We congratulate the First Holy Communicants, and also ask their prayers for our community.
Pontifical Vespers & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be celebrated for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, today at 4 pm. We thank Bishop Elliott for his kindness in leading us in honouring Our Lady. Please do your best to attend, and to bring others! Let us recommend ourselves, our family and friends, and the Newman Community, to the Immaculate Mother of God.
CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER 2013. Christmas is a time for families to get together to celebrate the Birth of Christ. For those who are unable to do this, a traditional Christmas Day Dinner will be held in St. Anthony’s Hall, corner Neerim and Grange Roads, Glen Huntly at midday on Christmas Day. Yellow invitations are at the church doors. If you can help with the Christmas Dinner, please fill out a green form, also available at the church doors, and return it to St. Anthony’s, 74 Grange Road, Glen Huntly 3163. We invite everyone to please join us in praying for the success of the Dinner. For more information, Gwen Fitzgerald 9569 2099 or email
Rachelle Dowzer-Hayne will be selling rosary beads after 10.30 mass to fundraise for secondary students in Uganda. They have all been hand-made by students in Western Uganda as part of an independent initiative to finance their own education. All profits will go directly to the child whose rosary has been sold. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 0434385230 for orders. A great opportunity to give a gift of education.
The magnificent Baronius Press Latin-English edition of the 1962 Roman Breviary, has been re-printed. Copies can be ordered only by direct email to Baronius (ignore the 'out of stock' notice on their website). If you are interested in the traditional Divine Office, this is an opportunity not to be missed! Visit Baronius' website for details.
Support for the Brisbane Oratory in Formation – Seminary tuition for Shawn Murphy: ordinarily, those in religious or priestly formation have the costs of their formation covered by their Diocese or religious or clerical community. This is because established communities and Dioceses have resources put aside for this purpose. The Brisbane Oratory in formation has no such resources. Our own Shawn Murphy currently is in formation at the Toronto Oratory, in order to be part of this project. Shawn’s board and tuition cost approximately $7,000 per semester. Copies of a letter from Shawn to the members of the Newman Community are available in the vestibule. Please take one. If you wish to assist with the costs of Shawn’s formation, I invite you to consider the following:
A Christmas wine hamper raffle, with three prizes of fine wines, is now underway. Tickets are available after Sunday Mass for $2 each, or 3 for $5. As the wines have been kindly donated, all money raised will go to support the education of seminarian Shawn Murphy. For details, contact Michael Daniel, 0413 015 705, or
A silent auction of a complete set of the Baronius Press Roman Breviary commences today (to conclude on New Year’s Day after Solemn Mass), again with all proceeds going to pay for Shawn’s formation. The reserve price is $450. Bidding forms will be placed in the vestibule. All bids will be kept strictly confidential.
Send a cheque to us drawn in favour of ‘Latin Mass Melbourne’, with a note that it is for Shawn’s support; alternatively, liaise with our Secretary to arrange a payment by credit card or direct debit. All donations will be receipted, and transferred to the Toronto Oratory in support of Shawn’s education.
Proposed embroiderers’ guild: due to the initiative of a member of the lay faithful, it is proposed to establish a guild of those interested in the design & making of new vestments & Altar linens, and the adornment of the Altar (eg by Altar frontals, tabernacle veils etc), as well as the carrying out of repairs to the foregoing. Those interested are invited to contact Fr Tattersall.
Catholic Women’s League: is meeting again next Sunday 15th December, at 12.15 pm for 12.30 pm. Anna Krohn will be the guest speaker. Anna is an educational writer and a tutor in ethics and spirituality at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. She is also the Academic Advisor to students at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family and, a writer for other religious media. The next meeting will be on Sunday February 16th with guest speaker Dr Claudia Mollidor. Further details to follow. Inquiries: Dawn Shaw, .
Servers/singers/sacristans wanted: the work of the Sacred Liturgy, especially its Solemn celebration, cannot be successfully carried out only by the clergy. It is the work of the whole Church, and the lay Faithful have a personal responsibility to contribute their time and talents. Nowhere is this more the case than in the traditional Latin Liturgy, which can only be sustained over the long term when significant numbers of the Faithful are prepared to immerse themselves in the rich culture which supports it. We are in need of more Catholic men and youth to offer themselves for the service of the Altar and the Sacristy, and of the Faithful of both sexes to assist with Sacred Music. Anyone interested in serving, singing, or helping in the sacristy, is urged to speak to the Fathers or contact the office.