ST ANTHONY'S PARISH

NOBLE PARK

After Hours Emergency Number - St Anthony's Parish - 0420 549 186

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

POPE FRANCIS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The Feast of St Francis of Assisi is celebrated on October 4 each year. The feast commemorates St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church's patron saint of animals and the environment.

Pope Francis chose as his namesake a beloved saint, Francis of Assisi, because he is “the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation. “The signs of the times clearly show that human fraternity and care of creation form the sole way towards integral development and peace”.

Small yet strong in the love of God like St Francis of Assisi, all of us, as Christians, are called to watch over and protect the fragile world in which we live, and all its peoples.

What does Pope Francis say about the environment in Laudato Si?

In a papal encyclical letter called "Laudato Si " ("Praised Be") Pope Francis declared that the science of climate change is clear and that the Catholic Church views climate change as a moral issue that must be addressed in order to protect the Earth and everyone on it.

The earth is protesting for the wrong that we are doing to her, because of the irresponsible use and abuse of the goods that God has placed on her.

Listen to the cry of the earth and the poor, who suffer the most...

What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?

Economic powers continue to justify the current global system where priority tends to be given to speculation and financial gain.

It is humanity's outsized technological and economic domination over the planet's natural bounty that is at the root of many social and environmental ills.

“Due to an ill-considered exploitation of nature, humanity runs the risk of destroying it and becoming in turn a victim of this degradation.”

Are there any changes in your lifestyle that can impact on the environment? What are you teaching and protecting the next generations by your current practices in caring for the environment?


Have a good week

Vicki, Brian and Neil

NOVEMBER MONTH OF REMEMBRANCE

This year at St Anthony's we are creating a new book to honour the names of our loved ones who have died. This will become a permanent November book for our Church. We are now asking for each Parishioner to please include the name and month of your loved one/s who have died.

Please fill in our new November form at each door of our Church, or fill in the electronic form with the link below.

bit.ly/sanp-remembrance-slip

As we will be receiving many names, we need them at your earliest convenience. This will be a big task getting this new book ready before November. Please start submitting your loved ones to us now. Thank You.

VCE PRAYER REQUEST - ST ANTHONY'S and RESURRECTION

As VCE exams will be commencing soon. If you would like to be prayed for or you know of a student who is studying VCE this year, then we ask that you complete a VCE Prayer slip OR complete the online Google Form on our parishes website. https://forms.gle/Q4mRYMWDzYfcQ6qs8. To save postage, it is preferable that we send VCE letters via email, however a postal option is also available online. Note that in sending letters via email, please ensure you obtain the student's permission.

WEDNESDAY NOVENA

Novena to Perpetual Succour will begin on 7 September 2022 and continue every Wednesday at 7pm in the McKillop Chapel.

All are invited to this devotion to our Blessed Mother.

ST ANTHONY’S COMMUNITY DAY

If you would like to receive a stall, please use this link - https://bit.ly/sanp-cd22-stalls

If you would like to help on the day please use this link to register - https://bit.ly/sanp-cd22-volunteer

Our Lady of Fatima Statue

The Legion of Mary would like to offer families the opportunity to take Our Lady of Fatima statue home for a week.

If interested, please call Diana on 8511 4741 after 12.00 noon.