ST ANTHONY'S PARISH 

NOBLE PARK

MASS TIMES

WEEKEND MASSES: 

Saturday Vigil at 6.30pm

              Sunday at 8.30am & 10.30am 

South Sudanese Sunday Mass at 2.30pm

WEEKDAY MASSES:

Tuesday - Mass at 9.30am

Wednesday - Communion Service at 9.30am

Thursday - Mass at 9.30am 

Friday - Communion Service at 9.30am

RECONCILIATION

1st & 3rd Saturday’s of the month: 10am

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

Readings:


1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40  - 2nd Reading: Romans 8:14-17  - Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20  


Pope Francis: 

The Trinity inspires us 'to live with others and for others'


Speaking on Trinity Sunday, Pope Francis said that celebrating the Trinity is “not so much a theological exercise, but a revolution in our way of life.”

“God, in whom each person lives for the other in a continual relationship, in continual rapport, not for himself, provokes us to live with others and for others," he said.

In his address prior to the recitation of the Angelus, Pope Francis reflected on Sunday's Gospel reading, from the 16th chapter of John. In the reading, Jesus is speaking to the apostles about the coming of the Holy Spirit. "I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth," the Lord says.

Jesus tells the apostles, "Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you."

“We notice that the Holy Spirit speaks, but not of himself: He announces Jesus and reveals the Father,” Pope Francis said to thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square June 12.

“And we also notice that the Father, who possesses everything because he is the origin of all things, gives to the Son everything he possesses: He keeps nothing for himself and he gives himself fully to the Son,” he said.

Pope Francis added that “the Holy Spirit speaks not of himself; he speaks about Jesus, he speaks about others. And the Father does not give himself, he gives the Son. It is open generosity, one open to the other.”

The Holy Father then invited the crowd to do a self-examination.

“When we speak, we always want to say something good about ourselves, and often, we only speak about ourselves and what we do,” he said. “How often!”

Giving examples, Pope Francis said that people often say “I have done this and that” and “I had this problem.”

“We always speak like this,” he said.

He added, “How different this is from the Holy Spirit, who speaks by announcing others, and the Father the Son! And, how jealous we are of what we possess. How hard it is for us to share what we possess with others, even those who lack the basic necessities! It is easy to talk about it, but difficult to practice it.”

He encouraged the crowd to question whether “our life reflects the God we believe in.”

Leading the crowd in self-examination, the pope asked, “do I, who profess faith in God the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, truly believe that I need others in order to live, I need to give myself to others, I need to serve others? Do I affirm this in words, or do I affirm it with my life?”

The one, triune God must be manifested in deeds, not words, he said.

“God, who is the author of life, is transmitted not so much through books as through witness of life,” Pope Francis said. “He, who, as the evangelist John writes, ‘is love’ (1 Jn 4:16), reveals himself through love.”

Pope Francis encouraged the crowd to think about “good, generous, gentle” people they have met and reflect on their way of thinking and their actions.

By doing this, “we can have a small reflection of God-Love,” he said. “And what does it mean to love? Not only to wish them well and to be good to them, but first and foremost, at the root, to welcome others, to be open to others, to make room for others, to make space (for) others. This is what it means to love, at the root.”

To better understand the Trinity, the Holy Father encouraged the crowd to consider each name of the three persons of the Trinity, “which we pronounce every time we make the sign of the cross: Each name contains the presence of the other.”

“The Father, for example, would not be such without the Son; likewise, the Son cannot be considered alone, but always as the Son of the Father. And the Holy Spirit, in turn, is the Spirit of the Father and the Son,” he said.

“In short,” Pope Francis added, “the Trinity teaches us that one can never be without the other. We are not islands, we are in the world to live in God’s image: open, in need of others, and in need of helping others.”

After praying the Angelus at noon, Pope Francis called for a round of applause for the recent beatification of Sister Paschalis Jahn and nine sister martyrs of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth, who were killed at the end of World War II by Red Army soldiers.

The nuns were beatified Saturday in Wroclaw, Poland.

Although the women knew the danger they were putting themselves in by attending to the sick and elderly, Pope Francis said, they did it anyway because of their Christian faith.

May their example of faith to Christ help us all, especially Christians who are persecuted in various parts of the world, to bear witness to the Gospel courageously,” he said of the new blessed.

Pope Francis also spoke about the “great regret” he felt for having to postpone his scheduled trip in early July to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan due to issues he is having with his leg.

“I truly feel great sorrow for having had to postpone this trip, which means so much to me,” he said. “I apologize for this. Let us pray together that, with the help of God and medical attention, I will be able to be with you as soon as possible. Let us be hopeful!”

Speaking of World Day against Child Labor, Pope Francis called for all to work to “eliminate this scourge “so that no child is deprived of his or her fundamental rights and forced or coerced to work.”

The Holy Father also said that the Ukrainian people remain “vivid in my heart,” speaking of the Russian-Ukrainian war.

“Let the passage of time not temper our grief and concern for that suffering population,” he said. “Please, let us not grow accustomed to this tragic situation! Let us always keep it in our hearts. Let us pray and strive for peace.”

+ Joseph Bukuras is a journalist at the Catholic News Agency.  Joe has prior experience working in state and federal government, in non-profits, and Catholic education. He has contributed to an array of publications and his reporting has been cited by leading news sources, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Catholic University of America. He is based out of the Boston area. 


RESURRECTION & ST ANTHONY’S OFFICE HOURS


Monday  Closed / Tuesday – Friday  9am-1pm (all other times leave a message on the phone)

 Members of Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Dandenong Deanery


We have a new phone number for St Anthony's Parish: 03 7064 3999

Please use this number from March 2024. Thank you.

ONLINE DONATIONS AVAILABLE

St Anthony’s Parish now have an online Donation portal available. 

Scan the QR code and make a one off donation, contribute your thanksgiving pledge,

set up a recurring donation or even pay for your Parish Dinner Dance in June.

Google Pay and Apple Pay enabled. Please follow the link or scan the following QR code.

click on the link

DONATION OR CONTRIBUTION TO ST ANTHONY'S PARISH, NOBLE PARK.


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Catechist and Sacramental Program 2024

 

Please click on the link below to enrol your child for a Sacrament in 2024 as well as our Catechist program.

 

https://bit.ly/starenrolments2024

 

Catechist Program

Our Catechist program is designed to prepare children who do not attend a Catholic school to receive the Holy Sacraments. Please enrol your child to our Catechist program if you wish to receive a sacrament at our parishes.

Reconciliation 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is for children in grade 3 who have already been baptised.

First Eucharist

The Sacrament of the First Eucharist is for children who have already received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This Sacrament is usually received in grade 4.

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is usually received by children in grades 6 to 8.

 

If you have more than one child receiving a Sacrament this year, please fill out separate forms. All meeting dates will be available on our Parish websites in January 2024.



KEY NOTICES FOR THE WEEK


1. ST ANTHONY'S DINNER DANCE - JUNE 14 - The date of the Dinner Dance is June 14. Ticket sales are a bit slow so if you plan to come, don't forget to get your ticket. We do need to know numbers for catering purposes. Tickets available after Mass, at the office during business hours or contact Michelle or Jeannette via their phone numbers on the flyers in the entrances. Thank you.  

 

2. PADUA JUNE EDITION - Thank you to those who have already sent in their article for Padua. All of you must have had lots of experiences of prayer; maybe you can remember a time when you were young and you misunderstood the words of some prayers. Tell others about that. Are there particular places you associate with praying? We would like all articles in by the first week in June.

 

3. MENALIVE WEEKEND - Please keep in your prayers this weekend all our participants on the Men Alive weekend at St Anthony’s. May we all be open to God's invitation to life and service.

 

4. OUR LADY OF FATIMA STATUE is available to take to your home for a week or two. Please fill in the roster with your name, address and phone number for the week you need. Please contact Diana to organise pick up. The roster is at the front entrance.

 

5. To every volunteer who shares their talents and love to our parishes. Thank you so much for your kindness. If you would like to join the team, we are looking for someone to help with the flowers in the church. Please contact Carmel Martin.



BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING DATES

2024 

22 February at 7PM at St Resurrection

4 April at 7pm at St Anthony's

2 May at 7pm at Resurrection

6 June at 7pm at St Anthony's

4 July at 7pm at Resurrection

1 August at 7pm at St Anthony's

5 September at 7pm at Resurrection

3 October at 7pm at St Anthony's

7 November at 7pm at Resurrection

5 December at 7pm at St Anthony's


St Anthony's Church - 90 Buckley Street - Noble Park - 3174

Resurrection Church - 402 Corrigan Road - Keysborough - 3173