Supporting the Newman Parish

Servers/singers/sacristans wanted

The work of the Sacred Liturgy, especially its Solemn celebration, cannot be successfully carried out only by the clergy. It is the work of the whole Church, and the lay Faithful have a personal responsibility to contribute their time and talents. Nowhere is this more the case than in the traditional Latin Liturgy, which can only be sustained over the long term when significant numbers of the Faithful are prepared to immerse themselves in the rich culture which supports it.

We are in need of more Catholic men and youth to offer themselves for the service of the Altar and the Sacristy, and of the Faithful of both sexes to assist with Sacred Music. Anyone interested in serving, singing, or helping in the sacristy, is urged to speak to the Fathers or contact the office.

Update: 19th October, 2020 - Support our Seminarians

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

This year, on account of the Wuhan influenza and the related international situation, the seminarians from the Newman Parish - Shawn Murphy (studying in France with the Institute of the Good Shepherd) and Anthony Ike (studying in the US with the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter) - were unable to return to Australia during their long summer vacation (our winter).

Nevertheless, both men are well and, by God’s grace, flourishing. Anthony Ike is expected to receive the tonsure and cassock at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary this Saturday (24th October) in Denton, Nebraska. Shawn Murphy has received credits for his previous studies in philosophy and, having completing his introductory year with the Institute of the Good Shepherd, has been advanced to theology.

Please keep Anthony and Shawn in your prayers. I know that they have been praying for us, especially during the difficult months that we have been enduring in Victoria. Thank you to those benefactors who have been supporting the seminarians from the beginning of their studies. I encourage parishioners who have not yet done so, to consider making either a one off or regular contribution to assist the seminarians with the costs of their formation, and associated expenses. Contributions should be deposited in the following dedicated account:

Latin Mass (Melbourne) Trust
A/c # 167 975 267
BSB: 633 108

Thank you for your consideration.

Devotedly in Christ,

Fr Glen Tattersall PP