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

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

Parish Leadership

 

On Wednesday this past week, our parish councils attended a combined meeting. The members of both our current parish councils have served our communities with great dedication over the past years. They have had their time on the councils extended due to the impact of the Covid pandemic which resulted in many adjustments and restrictions to much of our parish life. Some have served our community in this capacity for 7 plus years, rather than the usual term.

 

Our councils have worked in the background supporting individuals and community and sharing responsibility to ensure compliance of the government and Archdiocese requirements on the restrictions for our community gatherings.

 

However, now is the time for them to take a break from council and we invite parishioners to reflect and consider if they are able to contribute to the leadership of the parishes in this important volunteer ministry. The process ahead involves seeking nominations for the council, being informed about the role of the council and self reflection by those nominated if they have the gifts, skills, experiences and personal qualities that will enhance the councils.

 

The nomination forms will be distributed at all masses on the last week of February, followed by a shared information session and finally election, voted by parishioners at Masses mid March. At this time we are asking you to consider whether you could support your parish in this role or alternatively encourage someone that you believe would be an asset with the necessary leadership and relational qualities needed. If you think of someone, maybe suggest during this month that they consider nomination.  Personal invitation always works best.

 

In the words of Nelson Mandela

 

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.

It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead

 

Have a good week Vicki, Neil and Brian

RESURRECTION & ST ANTHONY’S OFFICE HOURS

Monday  Closed/ Tuesday –Friday  9.00am-1.00pm/ (all other times leave a message on the phone)

 Members of Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Dandenong Deanery

Catechist and Sacramental Program 2023

Please click on the link below to enroll your child for a Sacrament in 2023 as well as our Catechist program.

https://bit.ly/sac-enrolments-2023


Please note: all meetings will be starting at 7.00 pm.

 

Catechist Program

Our Catechist program is designed to prepare children who do not attend a Catholic school to receive the Holy Sacraments.

Our Dates for the meetings in 2023 are as follows - 

 

Term 1

ParentsMeeting - Tuesday, 7 February - St. Anthony’s church

Parent and child meeting - Tuesday 21 March - Resurrection church Little chapel

 

Term 2 

ParentsMeeting - Tuesday, 9 May - St. Anthony’s church

Parent and child meeting - Tuesday 20 June - Resurrection church Little chapel

 

Term 3 

ParentsMeeting - Tuesday,25 July - St. Anthony’s church

Parent and child meeting - Tuesday 29 August - Resurrection church Little chapel

 

Term 4

Parents Meeting - Tuesday, 3 October - St. Anthony’s church

Parent and child meeting - Tuesday 21 November - Resurrection church Little chapel

 

Reconciliation 

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

 

Meeting dates 


Parents Meeting 

St. Anthony’s - Tuesday 5 September

Resurrection - Tuesday 12 September 

 

Parent and child meeting 

Resurrection - Tuesday 10 October

St. Anthony’s - Tuesday 17 October

 

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.

 

Meeting dates


St. Anthony’s and Resurrection parishes combined.


Parents meeting  - Tuesday 28 February

Parent and Child meeting  - Tuesday 28 March

 

Confirmation

Children in grades 6 to 8 usually receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

 

Meeting dates


Parents Meeting

St. Anthony’s - Tuesday 6 June

Resurrection  - Tuesday 13 June

 

Parent and child meeting 

Resurrection - Tuesday 11 July

St. Anthony’s - Tuesday 18 July

 

Confirmation Retreat day 

St. Anthony’s Thursday 17 August

Resurrection - Friday 18 August

 

Bishop’s visit

St. Anthony’s - Thursday, 24 August 

Resurrection - Friday, 25 August 

 

Confirmation Ceremony

St. Anthony’s - Saturday, 26 August

Resurrection - Sunday, 27 August

 

If you have more than one child receiving a Sacrament this year, please fill out two separate forms.


KNITTING GROUP NEWS — STA)

The Knitting Group will commence in February on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 10 - 12 noon in St Anthony's Parish Centre. 1st meeting will be on the 10th of February. Everyone is welcome to have a chat, knit, crochet or learn how to knit and crochet. Gill Sladen 

STA — WE’RE BACK!!!

The Cuppas after 8.30 and 10.30 Mass resume today (this Sunday). It will be good to see all your familiar faces after the long break. More volunteers are needed to help with setting up and cleaning up. All welcome. Carmel/Jeannette

VIETNAMESE LUNAR NEW YEAR MASS 2023

The Vietnamese Community at Resurrection Keysborough and St Anthony’s Noble Park cordially invites you to our Vietnamese Lunar New Year Mass 2023 at Resurrection Church, Keysborough on Saturday 11 February 2023 at 11am. There are music, entertainment and refreshments after the Mass in the Resurrection’s Hall. All are welcome to share this lovely celebration. 

St Anthony’s Flowers 

Have you got a talent in arranging flowers for our church. You would be on a roster. You also would receive money to buy the flowers. Please ring Carmel 0409 358 683 for a chat. Thanks for your support in this matter.