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16th May, 2021

Sunday after the Ascension


Pentecost Novena


The Magna Carta of Christian Education by Peter Kwasniewski – Courtesy of onepeterfive.com


Solemn Vigil of Pentecost: this Saturday (22nd May), commencing at 4 pm, we will celebrate the ancient Vigil of Pentecost. This commences with six prophecies, the blessing of baptismal water at the font, baptisms (we will have two adult baptisms), the Litany of the Saints, and Solemn Mass. The Mass should conclude at about 6.30 pm. Latin-English booklets will be provided.

Solemn Vespers of Pentecost & Benediction will be celebrated at 3.30 pm on Pentecost Sunday.

Parish Picnic Lunch – Trinity Sunday (30th May): it is proposed to hold a Parish get together and picnic lunch after Solemn Mass on Trinity Sunday, 30th May. Please BYO food & drink, with something extra to share. As at our last picnic in December, we will set up a food & drinks serving area in the hall, as well as tables and chairs for those wishing to eat inside. Weather permitting, some parishioners might also like to bring their own chairs and/or picnic blankets, and use the front lawn.

Easter Offering envelopes: Easter offering envelopes are now available in the pews and in the vestibule near the Bulletins. Your offerings are for the support of the clergy who serve the Parish of St. John Henry Newman. Please place your offering in one of the envelopes provided, and leave this in the first Collection at Sunday Mass. Thank you for your generosity.

The resumption of adult catechesis will be deferred until June, due to a number of Saturday events already in the calendar for May. It is proposed to meet on Saturday afternoons at Maryvale. A zoom facility will also be available for those who cannot attend in person. More details will be provided in due course.

“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

Accommodation: needed twice a month for 50 year old Catholic man from Warrnambool wanting to strengthen his spiritual life. Preferring to stay in relatively close proximity to St Aloysius’ Church from Friday evening to Tuesday morning. He is willing to pay or trade maintenance/gardening/painting etc for accommodation. If you may be able to assist, please email Joe at or call him on 0404854285.

Easter Duty: Catholics are obliged worthily to receive Our Lord in Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept of the Church must usually be fulfilled between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday (this year celebrated on 30th May).

Introduction to Liturgical Latin: Fr Arthur will be hosting weekly classes which will serve as a starting point for better understanding the Latin liturgy. No previous knowledge of Latin is assumed. Details about dates will be provided later. Please register your interest with the secretary.

Wallet Found: A wallet has been found in the bookstore. It contains money and a ticket. If you believe this is yours, please contact the secretary to arrange collection.

How does a human being become excellent? Aristotle on the best regime, education and the importance of poetry (the Politics Books VII-VIII and selections from the Poetics has been delayed, and now begins on June 2nd, from 7-9pm. It will be held every Wednesday night in St Aloysius’ School Hall. For more information, please visit https://www.independentschoolofphilosophy.org/

The Immaculate Heart Women’s Circle would like to thank parishioners for their generous support of our Mother’s Day Stall fundraiser as well as all who helped make this stall a success. A note regarding Square/Eftpos transactions: We ask that parishioners who used this form of payment on Sunday 9th May – whether it be for the Mother’s Day stall or bookstore – please check and see if their payment went through, as some payments were not processed. Those who have come back to rectify this with Sarah or Chris do not require any further action.


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

16th May to 23rd May

Date Mass Times Feast

Sunday
(16th May)

  • 8.00 am (Low Mass)
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm (Low Mass)
  • Sunday after the Ascension

    Monday

  • 7.00 am
  • 9.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • St Pascal Babylon, Confessor

    Tuesday

  • 7.00 am
  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • St Venantius, Martyr

    Wednesday

  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 5.30 pm (St Patrick's Cathedral)
  • 6.00 pm
  • St Peter Celestine, Pope, Confessor

    Thursday

  • 7.00 am
  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • St Bernardine of Siena, Confessor

    Friday

  • 7.00 am
  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • Feria

    Saturday

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 4.00 pm Solemn Mass
  • 5.00 pm (St Paul’s, Kealba)
  • Vigil of Pentecost

    Sunday
    (23rd May)

  • 8.00 am (Low Mass)
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 3.30 pm – Solemn Vespers & Benediction
  • 5.00 pm (Low Mass)
  • Next Mass at St Joseph’s Iona – Sunday 6th June
  • Pentecost Sunday

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

    The Parish of St John Henry Newman

    Events/Diary

    The Vigil of Pentecost and Pentecost Sunday