OLMC Youth Group are organizing some Parish Activities. All Parishioners are invited to attend the activities and be part of the vibrant community we share.
- Saturday 26 July 6.00pm Christmas in July Parish Centre
- Friday 10 October 5pm-7pm Family Disco Night Parish Centre
- Sunday 19 October 11.15am Multicultural Day Parish Centre
- Sunday 7 December 11.15am Youth Christmas Carols Parish Centre
All parishioners belonging to any group are warmly welcomed to a gathering on Tuesday May 6 at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. There we will discuss the commencement of the PMN (Parish Meeting Night) Initiative.
This year our parish theme is Year of Growth. On the weekend of 15 & 16 February and 22 & 23 February, we will have our Parish Expo. In the foyer of St Anne’s church will be A3 pages with descriptions of the various ministries. Currently the number of parishioners in ministries is really good, but we are looking for new people to help out as well. It will mean our parish will continue to grow and for everyone to feel part of a vibrant and great community. We encourage you all to become part of at least one ministry and try it for just one year. If you like it, continue for another year but if you prefer to explore something else, you can! You can sign up on the A3 pages in the foyer, or be part of the Sign up weekend on 22 & 23 February and 1 & 2 March– Just before Lent! We will ask people at Mass to sign up for a ministry, then will contact them to advise of training for their chosen ministry. It is an opportunity to share our talents with others and receive the talents of others.
On Tuesday 26 November from 11am to 1pm, a High Tea in the Parish Centre will raise funds for “Hands Across the water”.
This charity is raising funds for a new Thailand orphanage for children with HIV. Tickets are $28 from the Parish Office.
Tickets are still available. Please support this worthy cause.
On Tuesday 26 November (notice change of date) from 11am to 1pm, a High Tea in the Parish Centre will raise funds for “Hands Across the water”.
Tickets are $28 from the Parish Office.
HIGH TEA CANCELLED
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to low numbers. Sincere thanks to those who supported the event. Another event will be organised in the near future.
High Tea will be held on Tuesday October 15 from 1pm to 4pm. Our last event went very well, so please come along and share high tea and a few laughs. We will have the fashion show and a raffle where everyone wins– but there will be a twist this time!
Please RSVP to Jo on 9744 1060 by September 23 for catering purposes.
Tickets are $30.00.
Fashion show will be by Postie Fashions and 10% of sales go to charity.
On the walls of our Gathering space are posted the reports and proposals of our numerous parish groups which were presented at our Parish Assembly on 7th September.
ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY
Saturday 7 September, 2013
Over 30 Parishioners gathered in good spirit, commencing with prayer.
Michael McConville again facilitated with humour and encouragement.
Several apologies were noted.
Time was spent reviewing the proposals and outcomes of 2012 and the Parish Target “the people of OLMC Parish have become a Christian community in which we value one another and use our gifts for the good of all”
There were presentations from the Parish Primary School Principals. Noelene and Paul spoke of a program in collaboration with Salesian College that will enable the successful transition to Year 7, benefiting the students both socially and academically. The Religious Education Leaders, Rosalba and Colin with Richard outlined the RE program (based on the RCIA model), the Sacramental celebrations and the “Parenting in Faith” programs offered to parents.
Many of our Parish groups presented to the Assembly, outlining their work, plans and suggested proposals for the next year.
They included: Maintenance Team and Parish Centre Management, JG Community Garden, Knights of the Southern Cross, Justice and Historical Group. The Ecumenical group, Legion of Mary, RCIA, Baptismal Preparation Team and Emmaus Prayer Group were also represented. As was Bingo, Parish Web Page, Evergreens, RSJ associates, Children’s Liturgy and some of our Parish Neighbourhoods. There was a report on the Neighbourhood structure and Fr Kevin presented proposals on behalf of the Pastoral Team.
We heard of the incredible work of Saint Vincent de Paul, assisting their Sunbury clients with many hours of support and $8000 each month. The Conference is always in need of support with appeals and voluntary work.
The Youth Group are working to encourage parents and youth alike to become involved in liturgy and social gatherings.
Proposals, that were presented, to be considered by the Pastoral Coordinating Team include the financial support of an Overseas Project, Monthly Meeting Plan and a Parish Expo, maintenance issues of Parish property and involvement of Baptismal families. Other proposals suggested more Parish social gatherings eg picnic and morning teas hosted by Parish groups. Music in Sunday liturgies was discussed, as was the purchase of Liturgical banners for St Anne’s church.
A small group of parishioners gather monthly at Goonawarra Nursing Home for a sing-a-long with residents. Any musicians are warmly invited to join the fun.
All groups who were represented would warmly welcome any queries and/or new members.
Those who attended agreed that our Parish is blessed with many energetic and committed people who give freely of the time and talents for the growth of our Catholic community.
NOTE: A MORE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT IS AVAILABLE ON THE “PARISH REPORTS PAGE HERE.
Also a comment may be left at the bottom of this page if you would like to leave any feedback.
The Annual Parish International Gathering will be held after 10.30am Mass on Sunday 6 October in the Parish Centre. If you would like to read one of the Prayers of the Faithful in your native language, please contact the office, so that we can get the prayer to you asap. All families are encouraged to be part of this annual event. In the parish Centre, people are invited to display their culture. Tables will be set up to reflect important historical people representing various countries. If you would like to contribute to your native nations’ table set up, please contact Garnet for more information. It may be by performing a song or dance. You are welcome to bring a plate of international food to share. Drinks will be sold at the Parish Centre. Please register you details with Garnet Jacob on 0411 286 428 for further information.
Youth Disco will be held in the Parish Centre on Saturday 21st September.
Cost is $15 for secondary students and $10 for primary students.
Pizza and can of drink is included in this price.
Contact Garnet Jacob on 0411 286 428 for further information.
The Annual Parish International Gathering will be held after 10.30am Mass on Sunday 6 October in the Parish Centre.
All families are encouraged to be part of this annual event.
In the parish Centre, people are invited to display their culture.
It may be by performing a song or dance.
Please register you details with Garnet Jacob on 0411 286 428 for further information.