ALTAR SERVERS

Training for girls and boys wishing to become Altar Servers will be held in St Anne’s Church at 1.00pm on Saturday 13 June.
Applicants must be 10 years of age and have received or about to receive Eucharist.
Any enquiries can be directed to Michael McConville—9744 2674.

Refresh your Marriage

Marriage Encounter is a worldwide marriage enrichment program that has been in Australia for 35 years. Enhance your marriage in these challenging times by attending a Marriage Encounter Weekend. The weekend is a time for you and your spouse to be alone together, to rediscover each other and focus on your relationship in a very positive way.
The next three weekends will be in 2009 and will be held at Millgrove on 17th-19th April 2009, and at Anglesea on 26th-28th June and on the 14th-16th August 2009.
Further info./bookings contact Peter & Erika on 9899 0824 or
email erika@hrpartner.com.au
website www.wwme.org.au

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND

 

This is a time for you and your spouse to be alone together, to rediscover each other and together focus on your relationship in a very positive way for an entire weekend. Your marriage deserves that kind of attention.
Weekends will be held at Anglesea on June 26-28 and August 14-16.
Further info or bookings contact Peter & Erika on 9899 0824 or email erika@hrpartner.com.au
Website www.wwme.org.au

SUPPORT FOR FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAM

If you can support the families preparing for First Communion by hosting or leading a small home group meeting, helping with a practice session the week before the First Communion celebration or helping with the smooth running of one of the First Communion Masses, please put your name and phone number on the clipboard near the Church door and you will be contacted shortly by our Sacrament Preparation Team.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

 The 2009 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will mark 101 years since the first Prayer Octave for Christian Unity’ began in 1908. The 8 days leading up to Pentecost— May 24 to May 31—are a great opportunity to renew and deepen Our relationship with God and with our fellow Christians. The theme this year is 

That they may become one in your hand

(Ezekiel 37:17). 

All parishioners are invited to join our sisters and brothers from other Christian Churches in celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity by attending a special ecumenical service to be held at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, corner of Brook and Barkly Streets, on Sunday 31 May commencing at 700pm. A plate of supper to share after the service would be much appreciated.

FOR COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND

THANKSGIVING ENVELOPES: New sets of envelopes are available at both churches. It would be appreciated if as many parishioners as possible could collect their envelopes. NOTE: Families of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Anne’s Schools—these will be delivered as usual to your school. 

THANKSGIVING STATEMENTS: for period 04.01 .09 to 03.05.09 are available for collection at both churches. Enclosed will be a summary of our parish finances. To avoid postage costs, it would be appreciated if you could collect your copy which will be in alphabetical order. NOTE: Families of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Anne’s Schools—these will be delivered as usual to your school. 

 

THANKSGIVING STATEMENTS: for period 04.01 .09 to 03.05.09 are available for collection at both churches. Enclosed will be a summary of our parish finances. To avoid postage costs, it would be appreciated if you could collect your copy which will be in alphabetical order. NOTE: Families of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Anne’s Schools—these will be delivered as usual to your school. 

VOCATION VIEW

Jesus said to his disciples

‘Go into the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation.’

There are still dark aspects to our world and to our neighbourhood that need the Good News. Answer the call to

‘Go and teach all people my Gospel. I am with you always, until the end of time.’

Respect Life Sunday

Today is Respect Life Sunday with the theme ‘Defending Conscience and Protecting Life’. Let us continue to pray for all those whose right to freedom of conscience is under attack, especially for those with sincerely held beliefs about the taking of innocent human life.
Prayer Cards and pamphlets are available at the Welcome Desk in St Anne’s Church foyer and at O.L.M.C. Church. Please take a copy home with you.

Jewish Catholic Dinner

Sunday 31 May at 700pm at Beth Weizmann Community Centre, 306 Hawthorn Rd. Caulfield South.
Guest Speakers: Archbishop Denis Hart and Rabbi Yaakov Glasman,
Tickets: $50.00 (Kosher meal).
For bookings: Stella Maris Parish— 9589 2886.

Palms Australia

Last July the youth of the world came to Australia. Now it’s time to share your gifts with the world. Palms Australia is interested in meeting teachers, doctors, nurses and other professional, technical and trades people willing to share their skills for 1-3 years in Asia, Africa or the Pacific.
Come to a Palms Focus Workshop at St Francis Church Pastoral Centre, Lonsdale St. Melbourne on SAT 27 JUNE at 930am.

RSVP: Benjamin (02) 9518 9551 fax: (02) 9518 9550, email: ben@palms.org.au Website: http://www.palms.org.au

Emergency Services Thank You

On Sunday 17 May the community of Sunbury is invited to gather on the Village Green from 400pm to celebrate and thank our Emergency Services personnel and their families for the critical role they play in the safety of our community. The event is being organised by the combined churches of Sunbury and will include a service of thanksgiving for our Emergency Services personnel at 430pm in St Andrew’s Uniting Church. Following the service there will be a chance for the community to speak to the Emergency Services personnel over a sausage. Further info, contact St Mary’s Anglican Church on 9744 1347 or email: admin@stmarysanglican.org.au

100 Years of Electricity

This month marks the centenary of electricity being introduced to Sunbury. The Shire of Bulla proposed generating electricity, but there was much community opposition, mainly due to the cost. However, in a referendum of ratepayers, the majority approved the project and residents were able from May 1909 to have electricity.

SUNBURY MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Sunbury Marriage Encounter will meet at the home of John & Sheila Stafford, 4 Eadie St. Sunbury on SAT 9 MAY at 4.00pm.
Further information ring 9740 9966.

PRAYER AFTERNOON

 Prayer Afternoon at Mary MacKillop Centre, 362 Albert St. East Melbourne on TUESDAY 5 MAY from 1.30-3.30pm. All welcome.

PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY

Every First Friday at 7.00pm in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church…..Rosary, Hymns and Divine Mercy Chaplet with quiet time for Adoration; every Saturday at 9.00am—Rosary, Hymns and Divine Mercy chaplet with quiet time for Adoration.

All welcome especially children.