A GLIMPSE OF THE LIFE AND SPIRITUALITY OF MARY MACKILLOP

In preparation for the canonisation of Mary MacKillop on 17 October 2010, Mary Help of Christians’ Church, 95 Railway St. Altona will host a series of four sessions on the life and spirituality of Mary MacKillop.
Session 1: Wed 21.07.2010—An Introduction to Mary MacKillop.  Facilitator: Sr Yvonne Harte rsj.
Daytime session: 1.30pm to 3.00pm.
Evening session: 7.00pm to 8.30pm (repeated).
RSVP St Mary’s Parish on 9398 2964 or email smpresal@bigpond.net.au if you plan to attend any of the sessions.
Further details next week or see noticeboard St Anne’s Church.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday to Sister Mary Rowan, on the recent celebration of her 80th birthday. We thank God for the presence and witness of Sister Mary in our community here at Sunbury and ask God to bless her in her future years.

On 25 July 1888 the Sisters of St Joseph were approved as a Regular Congregation with Mother House in North Sydney.

MARY MACKILLOP WALKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

MacKillop Young Adult Community (MacYAC) invites young adults to come and visit significant sites in the life of Mary MacKillop here in Melbourne.
Leave Flagstaff Gardens at 2.00pm on the fourth Saturday of the month. Visit the birth site, Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre and site of the First Providence. Come and be inspired by the person of Mary MacKillop in this year of Canonisation.
Bookings-9926 9300 or macyac@sosj.org.au

MARY MACKILLOP TRAIL

A four-day pilgrimage (Fri to Mon) to Hamilton, Portland and Penola visiting the various places connected with the story of Blessed Mary MacKillop is being organised for 10-13 September 2010. Travel will be by coach from Bacchus Marsh (pick up at Ballan) with motel accommodation. Some meals will be provided with a day in Penola to visit museums and sites. Cost will be approx. $500 twin share depending on the number applying, with single room supplement $120. If you are interested please contact Sr Mary Fermio 53 672 078 or by email mary.fermio@sosj.org.au as soon as possible, leaving name(s), address and phone. An application form and itinerary will then will be forwarded.

MARY MACKILLOP TRAIL

A four-day pilgrimage (Fri to Mon) to Hamilton, Portland and Penola visiting the various places connected with the story of Blessed Mary MacKillop is being organised for 10-13 September 2010.
Travel will be by coach from Bacchus Marsh (pick up at Ballan) with motel accommodation.
Some meals will be provided with a day in Penola to visit museums and sites.
Cost will be approx. $500 twin share depending on the number applying, with single room supplement $120.
If you are interested please contact Sr Mary Fermio 53 672 078 or by email mary.fermio@sosj.org.au as soon as possible, leaving name(s), address and phone.
An application form and itinerary will then will be forwarded

THANKS

Thanks to  all  who  have  supported  the  activity of our parish by their giving generously of their time and money to support the activity of our parish;

  • worship rosters
  • church cleaning
  • flowers
  • church setting up
  • counters
  • maintenance men
  • bingo workers
  • catechists
  • ministers of communion to the house-bound and those in aged care
  • music ministry
  • neighbourhood coordinators
  • parish posties
  • finance committee
  • school boards
  • liturgy planners
  • Thanksgiving Committee
  • parish coordinating teams
  • parish website, etc.

Thanks also to all those employed in our parish office and our two schools as pastoral, secretarial, support and teaching staff for their wonderful contribution throughout 2009.

SHARE THE SPIRIT OF MARY MACKILLOP!

Be a Josephite Associate!

A meeting of Josephite Associates and anyone else interested in knowing more will be held in St Joseph’s Convent, 37 Macedon St. Sunbury on Wed 25 November at 1.30pm.
Josephite Associates are men and women of any age, married or single, who are attracted to the person and spirit of Mary MacKillop.
Associates gather for friendship, prayer and to deepen their understanding of Mary MacKillop’s life and spirituality, reflecting on how they can daily live this spirit so as to make a difference in our world.
All welcome to come and meet Sr Mary Fermio RSJ, Victorian Coordinator and discover what being an Associate means.

MARY MACKILLOP MUSEUM

To commemorate the Centenary of the death of Blessed Mary MacKillop in 1909, Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre will be open on SAT 10 OCTOBER from 10.00am to 4.00pm, 362 Albert St. East Melbourne (opposite the Fitzroy Gardens).
Entry by donation. Further info. please call (03) 9926 9300.

MARY MACKILLOP CENTENARY MASS CELEBRATIONS

Mary MacKillop Centenary Mass and Celebrations will take place at St Patrick’s Cathedral next Saturday 8 August .

9.30am— a celebration of the MacKillop and Victorian Josephite stories.

10.00am—Mass concelebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart, Victorian Bishops and Priests.

Following Mass refreshments will be provided  at  Dallas  Brooks  Centre.

Enter via 300 Albert St, Victoria Parade or Eades Street, East Melbourne.

All welcome.

Bacchus Marsh Catholic Museum

Would you like to visit Bacchus Marsh Catholic Museum (old convent site) in Main Street on Sunday 24 May?
The museum is open 1 .00—4.OOpm on the fourth Sunday of the month to the public.
If you are interested in joining the Associates on the 24th—meet at St Joseph’s Convent, Sunbury at 1 230pm.
A limited amount of transport may be available.
Enquiries: Jenny Coutts—9744 3472 / 0427 588 683.

OPEN DAY AT MARY MACKILLOP HERITAGE CENTRE

OPEN DAY AT MARY MACKILLOP HERITAGE CENTRE

 Saturday 2 May 1 0.OOam—4.OOpm, 362 Albert St. East Melbourne. Visit the Mary MacKillop Museum, chapel, temporary gallery and gift shop, then enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the refreshments area. Entry by donation and off the street parking available via Providence Lane. Enquiries—9926 9300.