News and Announcements
26th May, 2013
Fr Terence Mary Naughtin’s 25th anniversary of Priestly Ordination: Fr Terence recently celebrated this milestone with a Solemn Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. The Melbourne celebrations of his anniversary will be on Friday evening, 7th June, when Fr Terence will celebrate 7 pm Solemn Mass followed by Solemn Benediction, on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. A reception will follow at Maryvale.
Philosophy as a Guide to Sane Thinking – a course by John Young. What is philosophy? Why is it important? The difference between sense knowledge and intellectual knowledge. Man – body and soul. Free will. God’s existence. His nature. Causality. The moral life. On all these topics current secular views will be assessed in the light of the perennial wisdom of St Thomas Aquinas. The course will be held at TMC Office, Balwyn: Second Floor 35 Whitehorse Rd. Over six Sundays, from 23rd June – 28th July, from 2.30 – 4 pm. Cost: $20 (inclusive of materials). Inquiries/registrations: Patrick Doyle, , 0400 693 272.
Recollection 21st/22nd June – Bishop Meeking: Bishop Basil Meeking will return to Melbourne to preach a recollection for our community (all welcome) commencing Friday evening, 21st June, and continuing throughout Saturday 22nd June. Further details will be available next week, but place it in your diary now. We will also celebrate Bishop Meeking’s 60th anniversary of priestly ordination with Solemn Pontifical Mass on Sunday, 23rd June, at 10.30 am.
Corpus Christi – Sunday 2nd June: following 10.30 am Solemn Mass on 2nd June, we will have a Blessed Sacrament Procession concluding with Benediction at St Aloysius’. Also, St Patrick’s Mentone, there will be Exposition from 2 pm, and a Eucharistic Procession at 4.15 pm, led by Bishop Peter Elliott. St Patrick’s is the designated Church in the Southern Region for the Year of Faith. This means that one can also obtain a Plenary Indulgence for visiting St Patrick’s Church.
Interested in learning to serve Mass? Please contact Peter Janssen on 0414 963 282, or . Men, youths, and boys who have made their First Holy Communion, are all eligible to serve, and instruction suited to each is available. No previous serving experience is necessary.
The Australian Catholic Students Association is holding a major Conference from July 5th to July 7th at the University of Queensland Women’s College. There are five very prominent speakers attending and further details can be obtained by visiting the website, and facebook page.
Life Vote, which campaigns for pro-life representation in the Victorian Parliament, is holding a fundraiser on Sunday 19 May 2013, at 4pm, at the Palace Bay Cinema in Brighton. The movie “Haute Cuisine” is a French comedy/drama based on a true story about President Mitterand’s chef. Tickets: $25 (includes tea/coffee and cake). Online purchase http://www.trybooking.com/CQFD or contact Fi on 0425 761 216 or
Community day out: wine tour, Yarra Valley. There will be a day tour of selected wineries in the Yarra Valley on Saturday 8th June. A bus will leave St Aloysius after the 10am Mass. The first stop will be a counter-lunch at the Yarra Glen Hotel. The bus will return to St Aloysius between 5 and 6pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the company of your fellow Community members and also to extend your knowledge of the treasures of this fantastic wine region. The cost is $35 (for the bus). Lunch, the cost of tastings (if any) and any purchases are extra. Booking: Nicolas Martin tel 0401 653 270 or email . Booking and payment is required by Sunday 2 June. If you wish to join the tour but wish to use your own transport please contact Nicolas who will give you details of the itinerary and a meeting point.
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.