Expressions of interest are now open for those parents who are considering enrolling their children in the Parish Sacramental Program (Confirmation, First Eucharist and Penance). An information night will be held at Christ The King Church, Churchill Street, Graceville at 7.30pm Thursday 27th October, for parents who would like to find out more about our new Sacramental program and the process for enrolling their children in the same. The 2017-19 program is for all children who are baptised and will have turned 8 years of age by January 1, 2017 (usually Grade 3 children and above), regardless of which school they attend. Important info regarding the program will be provided at this night, so at least one parent or guardian should attend so that you may be in the best possible position to make an informed decision on whether your family can commit to the program at this time. To express your interest in attending the information night simply email the Sacramental Program Coordinator at the following address:
firstname.lastname@example.org Enrolments for the Sacramental program will officially open following the October information session.
Tuesday 1st November Mass 7pm - St Joseph's Church
Wednesday 2nd November Mass 8.30am - St Joseph's Church, Parish Memorial Mass 7.30pm - St Joseph's Church We will remember all those who have entered eternal life, especially those from our parish who have died in the last 12 months. Everyone is welcome to bring a photo of a deceased family member or friend to place on a table near the Book of Life before the Mass begins.
THE CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE MELBOURNE CUP PARTY
will be held on Tuesday 1st November at the Parish Centre, Graceville. Only $15 per person, including a delicious lunch with bubbly. There will be a hat competition, sweeps, and of course, watching the race. Tickets will be on sale after the 9.30am Sunday Masses on 23rd, and 30th October. For catering purposes only prepaid ticket holders will be admitted on the day.
FR JAMES MALLON "DIVINE RENOVATION"
Saturday 19th November, 9am-4pm, San Sisto College, Carina. Fr James is a dynamic speaker, engaging writer and parish priest from Halifax, Canada. He is deeply committed to transform parishioners into 'missionary disciples'. Those interested in attending please speak to Fr Gerry, Malia Mar or contact the parish office. The parish will organise
bookings and pay for registrations.
SAFEGUARD TRAINING WORKSHOP
A very good number attended the "safeguarding" workshop last Wednesday night. Information awareness about the need for safeguarding, and what we as Church are putting into place. I appreciate parishioners participation, and strongly encourage you to attend the Saturday 29th October session, if you haven't attended a session yet. Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature with his lyrics "the times they are a-changing", and the times are a-changing again. I know it is not easy, and appreciate your open and generous spirit in our together seeking better ways to be Church.