News and Announcements

28th February, 2021

2nd Sunday of Lent




Bishop Athanasius Schneider on the Significance of Minor Ministries in the Sacred Liturgy


Tradesmen & Handymen needed: we are in need of licenced tradesmen (electricians / plumbers / carpenters / metal workers) and handymen who are willing to assist with various parish projects, including:
• Fabrication of two new confessionals and choir loft kneelers
• Renovation works in presbytery and priests’ residence
• Church lighting
• and much more..
• Please contact Stephen Elliston via email () or mobile (0468 317 359) if you would like to help or have questions and would like to discuss how your skills could be utilised for the benefit of the parish.
• A coalition will be formed to meet in February, discuss projects and plan works for the year ahead.

Vespers will be sung on the Sundays of Lent at 3.30 pm, followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome and Latin-English booklets with musical notation are provided. Why not Make Sunday Vespers – joining with the prayer of the Church - part of your Lenten commitment?

Sodality of St Joseph: the men’s prayer group will meet at Marvale this Saturday 6th March, after 10 am Mass and Benediction. All men aged 18 and above are welcome.

Fr Tattersall will be away on a short break for most of this week. He will be available upon his return, on Saturday 6th March.

Planned giving envelopes/pledges: sets of planned giving envelopes for 2021 are now available for collection after the Sunday Masses, or from the Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pledge forms are also available, for those wishing to contribute regularly by electronic transfer or credit card payments. For ease of administration, we encourage those who can to make their contributions by electronic transfer.

“Pilgrim” Statue of St Joseph: during this Year of St Joseph, the Statue of St Joseph which is in the custody of the Sodality of St Joseph, will be available for visits of up to one week, to families of the Parish, or individual parishioners. To book a time this year to receive St Joseph’s statue, please email Tony Francis: or visit http://sjs.newmanparish.org

Adult Catechesis: Saturday afternoon catechesis for adults will commence during Eastertide. This may be attended either in person (at Maryvale), or via zoom. Meanwhile, Liturgical instruction continues on Sunday mornings from 9.30 – 10.00 am, in the school hall. This Sunday we will discuss the Lenten liturgy, and discuss the Stational Churches of Rome.

"How does a human being become excellent?" is a course on Aristotle's Politics Books IV-VIII, given by Dr Martin Black of the Independent School of Philosophy. In these books, Aristotle examines the varieties of forms of government, especially democracy and oligarchy, which are open to genuinely political participation by a large part of citizens. He evaluates what improves and destroys political communities and the best practicable regime. The two final books discuss the most important factor in the excellence of political regimes and of human beings in general: education, and in particular literary education. The course will be held in the St Aloysius school hall on Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 and May 5, from 7 to 9pm. To attend in person, the cost is $150 (waged) or $75 (concession). Attendance online is also available for $50 (waged) or $25 (concession). There is also a general introduction to philosophy course beginning on Saturday, March 6 to be held in Carlton. Anyone may register for a single 'trial' seminar at no cost. Please contact Martin to discuss, or register on the ISP website, https://www.independentschoolofphilosophy.org/ which contains more details of the upcoming courses.


Sunday 1st Collection - Support for our priests

Sunday 2nd Collection - Support for the Parish and its works



The Parish of St John Henry Newman

Mass and Confession Times

28th February to 7th March

Date Mass Times Feast

Sunday
(28th February)

  • 8.00 am (Low Mass)
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 3.30 pm Vespers & Benediction
  • 5.00 pm (Low Mass)
  • 2nd Sunday of Lent

    Monday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • Monday in 2nd week of lent

    Tuesday

  • 7.00 am
  • 8.30 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • Tuesday in 2nd week of Lent

    Wednesday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • Wednesday in 2nd week of Lent

    Thursday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • Thursday in 2nd week of Lent

    Friday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am (Mass followed by Stations of the Cross)
  • 6.00 pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass
  • Friday in 2nd week of Lent (First Friday)

    Saturday

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am (followed by Benediction)
  • 2.30 pm
  • 5.00 pm at Ss Peter & Paul, Kealba
  • Saturday in 2nd week of Lent (First Saturday)

    Sunday
    (7th March)

  • 8.00 am (Low Mass)
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 3.30 pm Vespers & Benediction
  • 5.00 pm (Low Mass)
  • 5.00 pm Low Mass at St Joseph’ s Iona
  • 3rd Sunday of Lent

    Confessions: Weekdays & Saturday mornings after each Mass; Sunday before and during each Mass.

    The Parish of St John Henry Newman

    Events/Diary

    Weekly Lenten Vespers & Benediction - 3.30 pm Sundays