News and Announcements

27th November, 2022

First Sunday of Advent


Update: 24th November, 2022: Novena in honour of the Immaculate Conception: please join the Novena in honour of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady, commencing this Tuesday (29th November). Let us pray the Novena for the intention of the triumph of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, and the restoration of all things in the reign of Christ the King.


How ‘Victimhood’ is Destroying the Church by Gavin Ashenden – Courtesy of the Catholic Herald


Fr Arthur will be absent on leave until 16th December. Please note the changes to the Mass timetable during this time.

Solemn Pontifical Mass – next Sunday, 4th December: we are honoured that the Bishop Emeritus of Lismore, Most Rev’d Geoffrey Jarrett, will offer Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool, and preach, at 10.30 am on Sunday, 4th December. Let us give His Lordship a warm welcome!

Church cleaning day – Saturday, 3rd December: we would be grateful for volunteers to assist with the cleaning of the Church (including the sacristies, brass etc) on Saturday morning, 3rd December, following the 10 am Mass & Benediction.

St Joseph’s Sodality: with the wonderful growth of the Parish in recent times, there are more Parishioners in need due to age, infirmity, or some other circumstance. Those Parishioners who are unable t the men’s prayer group will meet at Maryvale at 8.50 am this Saturday, 3rd December.

Planned giving: with the wonderful growth of the Parish in recent times, there are more Parishioners in need due to age, infirmity, or some other circumstance. Those Parishioners who are unable t sets of planned giving envelopes are now available for 2023, and can be collected from the Church vestibule after Sunday Masses, or from the Parish Office at Maryvale, Tuesday- Thursday from 10 am - 1 pm. Pledge forms are available on the Parish website, and include details to enable regular electronic transfers, or credit card payments: https://newmanparish.org/parish- pledges.html. Thank you for your generosity.

Parishioners in need: with the wonderful growth of the Parish in recent times, there are more Parishioners in need due to age, infirmity, or some other circumstance. Those Parishioners who are unable to get to Sunday Mass or whose situation suggests a need to receive the Sacraments, should not hesitate to contact Fr Tattersall directly. Some Parishioners may also be in need of other forms of assistance – for example, transport, or some help at home. Anyone in need of this sort of assistance is invited to contact the Parish Secretary, Alex. We are also looking to broaden the base from among Parishioners, who are prepared to volunteer to assist fellow Parishioners in need. If you would like to be considered as a volunteer, please contact Justin Beirouti on 0413 961 816, or if you prefer, email the Secretary.

Fundraiser Ball – Sunday, 27th November: some of the young adult Parishioners are organising a dance. For more details and/or to purchase tickets, go to: Christmasdance2022.weebly.com Insta: @thenutcrackers2022.

Choristers needed: the Newman Parish choir is looking to expand. We are currently in particular need of sopranos and altos, but welcome applications for all parts. If you are interested, please contact Natasha Petrakos at . The maintenance of our heritage of Sacred Music (especially Gregorian Chant and Polyphony) is vital for the celebration of the traditional Liturgy, and a treasure for the whole Church that must be carefully learned and passed on. Please consider becoming part of this joyous work.

Sunday School: Catechism for children aged 3-16 is provided by our own catechists every Sunday during school term. Currently, classes are held from 12.15 – 12.45 pm at the meeting room adjacent to Holy Cross Church, 707 Glen Huntly Rd, Caulfield South. Inquiries & registrations - please email Sarah Francis, .

Seeking Accommodation: A student is looking to move in with two or more other young Catholics in the CBD or surrounds for study next year. Please contact for more information.


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

27th November to 4th December

Date

Mass Times

Feast

Sunday

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm
  • 1st Sunday of Advent

    Monday

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • Feria

    Tuesday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • Feria

    Wednesday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 5.30 pm (St Patrick’s Cathedral)
  • St Andrew, Apostle

    Thursday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • Feria

    Friday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm (Confessions from 5.00 – 5.45 pm, Benediction after Mass)
  • St Bibiana, Virgin, Martyr (First Friday)

    Saturday

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am (Benediction after Mass)
  • 5.00 pm (Kealba)
  • St Francis Xavier, Confessor (First Saturday)

    Sunday

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool)
  • 5.00 pm
  • 5.00 pm at St Joseph’ s Iona
  • 2nd Sunday of Advent

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

    The Parish of St John Henry Newman

    Events/Diary

    Solemn Pontifical Mass

    10.30 am, 4th December, 2nd Sunday of Advent

    Celebrant: Bishop Emeritus Geoffrey Jarrett

    (Photo: Tom Kwok)