CONVENT CENTENARY WORKING BEE SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY

In order to prepare the Convent for the celebrations planned for the 21 February, a working bee has been scheduled between 9am and 12 noon on Saturday 13 February at the Convent of St Joseph, 37 Macedon St, Sunbury.
Please bring the following tools and equipment, if you have them, otherwise just yourselves and everyone will be made welcome; gloves, rakes, spades and brooms. Thank you for your participation and for further information call Jo Wiegerink on 9744 5788.

FAMILY CHRISTMAS TRIVIA, CAROLS, DINNER ETC NIGHT

family christmas trivia flyerFamily Christmas Trivia Night
Saturday 5 December 2015
Fun starts at 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Trivia 7.00pm to 8.00pm
Carols 8.00pm to 9.00pm

St Anne’s Parish Hall, 101 Riddell Rd, Sunbury

Adult tickets: $15 with dinner or $10 without dinner
Kids ticket 6-12 yrs: $12 with dinner or $8 without dinner

Tickets call Garnet 0411 286 428 or
Jo Parish Office 9744 1060
RSVP 26 November for catering purposes

ALTAR SERVERS TRAINING

Training for young people wishing to join the Altar Server team will be held at 11am on Saturdays 6th and 13th of June. Girls and Boys wishing to join the team must be at least 10 years of age and have received or about to receive First Eucharist.
Enquiries Michael McConville 0417332186

THANKS TO THE YOUTH GROUP FOR THE ST VALENTINES DAY DANCE

Thanks to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Youth Group for the great work they did with the Valentines Day Dance last Saturday night. The Youth Group raised $240 for the Overseas Humanitarian Project which will support the medicine and food required for the children afflicted with HIV/AIDS in Jakarta. Thank you also to the parishioners who supported the night by attending.

Valentines Day Flyer Body

WELCOME AT THE INN

Thanks to all the marvelous helpers who made these special Christmas celebrations possible. In the spirit of our “Welcome at the Inn” model, our church has been cleaned thoroughly, you may have noticed the beautiful windows! The wonderful Nativity scene has been set up and brings joy to all who see it. The lovely Wreath was put on the Sanctuary for all to see. On Thursday 18 December, the parish office was buzzing with activity as the Christmas Packs that all families will receive at all Christmas Masses, were collated. We had an excellent response from the whole parish to helping out with all Christmas Masses. From being a Special Minister, Collector, Car Park Attendant, Welcomer and Usher, to setting up the Rupertswood Stadium and packing it back up. Attending the Multicultural Day on December 7 and supporting the Vinnies Christmas Appeal are all ways that parishioners supported each other during this precious time, Advent, of waiting for the Saviour to be born.
It is as a community we give thanks to God for the gift of our Saviour Jesus Christ. And by sharing our own gifts with our community we can show our thanks by giving ourselves.

WELCOME AT THE INN

Ninety parishioners have volunteered to assist in various ways in our project “Welcome at the Inn”. Forty turned up on Monday night and we set up the stage and altar and 1600 chairs in 25 minutes– a record.
We as Parish thaqnk all the marvelous helpers who made these special Christmas celebrations possible. To make our church welcoming it has been cleaned thoroughly, you may have noticed the beautiful windows! The wonderful Nativity scene has been set up and brings joy to all who see it. The lovely Wreath was put on the Sanctuary for all to see. On Thursday 18 December, the parish office was buzzing with activity as the Christmas Packs that all families will receive at all Christmas Masses, were collated. We had an excellent response from the whole parish to helping out with all Christmas Masses. From being a Special Minister, Collector, Car Park Attendant, Welcomer and Usher, to setting up the Rupertswood Stadium and packing it back up. Attending the Multicultural Day on December 7 and supporting the Vinnies Christmas Appeal are all ways that parishioners supported each other during this precious time, Advent, of waiting for the Saviour to be born.
It is as a community we give thanks to God for the gift of our Saviour Jesus Christ. And by sharing our own gifts with our community we can show our thanks by giving ourselves.

HOUR OF PRAYER AND ADORATION

Please note there will be Adoration on Friday 5 December in St Anne’s Church at 7.00pm. The theme will be the Immaculate Conception and OLMC Youth group will be participating.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS MULTICULTURAL STYLE-TOMORROW

Multicultural Day Notice

NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Sunday December 7 in Parish Centre after 10.30am Mass we will hold the combined Multicultural Day and Youth Christmas Carols. All are welcome to attend. Please bring a traditional plate of food to share and enjoy the various cultural performances of our multicultural community. Santa will attend the day also. If you are able to help out, please contact the Parish Office on 9744 1060.

DATES TO KEEP FREE FOR THE PARISH

OLMC Youth Group are organising some Parish Activities. All Parishioners are invited to attend the activities and be part of the vibrant community we share.

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

CALLING ALL YOUTH

The Archdiocese Office of Youth has some exciting special events coming up in the next few months. Flyers are up on the Noticeboard in St Anne’s Church.

  •           Foundations in Catholic Social Teaching Monday 8,15,22,29 September
  •           Mission Expo II on Thursday 30 October from 7.30pm to 10pm
    Please refer to the flyers for further information.

THANK YOU

Thanks to those who supported the Youth Group Christmas in July on Saturday 26 July. The youth group raised $200 which will be donated to the Overseas Humanitarian Project that is being supported by parishioners from our Parish.

PARISH MEETING NIGHT

On Wednesday 16 July, we celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our patron, in two appropriate ways: with a school and parish Mass at 12.30pm at OLMC and with a parish meeting at St Anne’s Primary School at 7.30pm. The old OLMC church was packed with school children and parishioners joyfully celebrating the feast of Mary our Mother and patron of our parish. I would like to say more about this Mass and the reverent way our children entered heart and soul in this liturgical celebration, but the purpose of this article is to report on the event that took place in the evening of that same day.
Led nobly by our parish team – Lyn Plummer, Richard Hallett, Sr Jose and Joanne Spiteri – sixty parishioners representing various active groups in our parish attended our inaugural Parish Meeting Night. I went partly as a participant and partly as an observer and reporter. I came away from the meeting heartened and impressed by these people who go the extra mile to give life to our parish.
For the record these were the names of the groups represented at our meeting: Baptism Preparation Team, Knights of the Southern  Cross, Liturgy Planning  Group, Overseas  Humanitarian  Project,  Maintenance,  Marriage Encounter,  Neighbourhood  Development,  RCIA, School Advisory  Committee  OLMC & St Anne’s,  Small Christian Communities, St Vincent de Paul and Youth Group.
Sixty  people represented YOU, our brothers and sisters in Christ, you who  share with  us the Eucharist that  binds us  together in communion with  Christ Jesus. Ours  is not  a perfect parish – no  parish can  boast that  it is – but  there is much to  like  about our  parish and  much to  be  thankful for  as  we  celebrate this  weekend the  feast  of  Our  Lady  of  Mt Carmel and look  forward to the feast  of St Anne and St Joachim. May  God  continue to bless  our parish.

Fr Bert  Fulbrook sdb

CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARISH DANCE

Let us gather together once again to celebrate with family and friends the 2nd Annual Christmas in July Family Gathering organised by ‘OLMC Youth Group’.
This time, half of the profits will be donated to support our Parish’s Overseas Humanitarian Project.
We need your assistance to advertise this event, sell tickets, arrange the hall before and after the function and to assist on the day.
Without extra hands it is difficult to organize these events on a regular basis. So please lend us an helping hand if possible.
Please read the attached flyer and circulate to family and friends.
God Bless you and your Family.
Garnet Jacob

DETAILS

On 26th July 2014 7PM to 10.30PM
DJ Music with your favourite Rock & Roll, Jive, Disco, Hip Hop..Children’s Music….
Meat Tray Raffles & Prizes to win
Surprise appearance not to be missed.

Admission by donation. Adults $15.  6 to 12yrs $10 with  Pizza’s to be shared & a can of drink.
Purchase tickets by 23/07/2014 from Parish Office.

click here for Christmas in july 2014 flyer

DATES TO KEEP FREE FOR THE PARISH

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