News and Announcements

18th April, 2021

2nd Sunday of Easter



The Roman Spirit – This is What We Need! By Roberto de Mattei – courtesy of rorate-caeli.blogspot.com

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 Bl. John Henry Newman. Please place your offering in one of the envelopes provided, and leave in the first Collection at Sunday Mass over the next few weeks. Thank you for your generosity.

Please note that there is NO Traditional Mass at the Cathedral this Wednesday, 21st April, due to another pre-arranged event at the Cathedral that evening. The Mass will resume on Wednesday, 28th April.

Children’s Catechism Classes resume today, Sunday, 18th April; The younger group, including the new preschool group, will meet in the school hall at 12.15 pm. The older group will meet at Maryvale. Parents are asked to attend an information session in the school at 12 Noon first.

Adult religious education will be held on Saturday afternoons from 1st May. We will meet at Maryvale at 3 pm. A zoom facility will also be available for those who cannot attend in person. More details will be provided next week.

Gregorian Chant workshop – 8th & 9th May: Parishioners who are interested in joining our existing choir for a weekend workshop on Gregorian Chant are invited to contact the Parish Directress of Music,

“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: two young women in their mid-20’s are looking to start a share house in Caulfield North. Apartment had large rooms, high ceilings, lots of natural light, and original floorboards. Walking distance to Newman parish, Armadale Station, and the 5 & 64 trams. $150pw. Please contact for further information.

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.

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): It is obvious that something has gone deeply wrong with our current notions of education. Education appears to be reduced to utility or indoctrination. To understand our alternatives, we need the help of philosophical perspectives that don’t share the assumptions that produced these phenomena but which don’t reject the possibility of a true education. Such an education implies and includes the potential for learning the truth. The perspective we need can be found in the tradition of classical philosophy. In this course we will briefly discuss some themes in the opening Books of Aristotle’s Politics as a preparation for a careful reading of Books VII-VIII. These books discuss the best regime and the best education in accord with human nature. This will involve some discussion of key thoughts from the Poetics: The implication that education requires tragedy shows how foreign Aristotle’s assumptions are from "the moderns". Whether this means that our self-understanding is broader or shallower than Aristotle’s will be an underlying theme of the course. This is an intermediate level course, and it begins on April 28th from 7-9pm. It will be held every Wednesday night in St Aloysius’ School Hall.


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

18th April to 25th April

Date Mass Times Feast

Sunday
(18th April)

  • 8.00 am (Low Mass)
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm (Low Mass)
  • Second Sunday After Easter

    Monday

  • 7.00 am
  • 9.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • Feria

    Tuesday

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

    Wednesday

  • 7.00 am
  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • St Anselm, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor

    Thursday

  • 7.00 am
  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • Sts Soter and Caius, Popes, Martyrs

    Friday

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

    Saturday

  • 8.00 am
  • 9.00 am
  • 10.30 am Wedding of Tomas Dennehy & Monique Herring, & Solemn Nuptial Mass.
  • 5.00 pm (St Paul’s, Kealba)
  • St Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Martyr

    Sunday
    (25th April)

  • 8.00 am (Low Mass)
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm (Low Mass)
  • Next Mass at St Joseph’s Iona – Sunday, 2nd May
  • Third Sunday After Easter

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

    The Parish of St John Henry Newman

    Events/Diary

    Weekly Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral