11 May 2014 - St Mary`s, Dandenong



11 May 2014 - St Mary`s, Dandenong
“Though many we are one.”
One in faith
one in the Gospel values
hospitality and welcome, compassion and justice.
Parish Priest:
Pastoral Associate:
Polish Chaplain:
Fr. Declan O’Brien
Rev. George Piech Meat
Mrs. Cate Kavanagh
Fr Marian Szeptak SC
Telephone: 9701 6071
Parish Secretary:
Ms. Maria Evans
Finance Officer:
Mr. Geoff Harkin
Gardener /Caretaker: Mr. Kevin J McLaren
A/G Centre Manager: Ms Sue Findlay
St. Mary’s Parish: 160 Foster St, Dandenong
Postal Address: PO Box 22, Dandenong 3175
Telephone: 9791 4611 Fax: 9791 7119
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.stmarysdandenong.org
Parish Office Hours
Tue. Wed. Thurs.
9.15 to 12 noon
9.15 to 4.15pm
9.15 to 3.00pm
If you urgently need a priest please call 9791
4611, if Father does not answer, please leave a
message and he will call you back. The church
will be closed on Mondays after the word and
communion service and rosary.
Sunday Mass Times
Saturday Evening: 7.00pm
Sunday: 8.30am, 10.30am and 5.30pm
English, 12.30pm Polish
Weekday Mass Times
Monday: Word and Communion Service
Tuesday, Mass 9.15 am
Wednesday, Thursday: Mass 9.00am
Thursday: Mass at Cardinal Knox 11.00am
Friday: Word and Communion Service 8.00am
Mass at 11.00am
Saturday: Mass 9.00am
Reconciliation: 9.30am Saturday or upon request
Baptism: Come to the 10.30am Mass on
the second or fourth Sunday of the month
and meet with Cate, to begin the reception
Marriage: please book the Church at the
same time as you book your venue.
As marriage preparation is an essential condition of marriage, you must book your preparation course at least 4 months prior to
the wedding. Further details can be obtained
from Fr. O’Brien
St. Mary’s Primary School Phone: 9791 7650
New St, Dandenong: Principal: Mr. Greg White
St. John’s Regional College Phone 9791 3366
Caroline St, Dandenong:
Principal: Mr. Andrew Walsh
St. Mary’s Community Centre 9792 4884
New St, Dandenong: Download brochure from
If you are going to
Hospital and would like
to be anointed please
call Fr Declan.
Blessings to all
Mothers and
mother figures
today and
From the desk of the Parish Priest
Give hope by giving generously to Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal 2014, Sunday 18 May.
Next weekend is Chaplaincy Sunday in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. The Melbourne Archbishop’s Charitable Fund will be conducting a special collection in all parishes for the purpose of supporting the vital work of our Catholic Chaplains. You are invited and encouraged to take home the
envelopes in the seats this weekend and bring back next week with your considered donation.
The presence of Catholic Chaplains provides hope to those suffering from loneliness, physical illness, mental
health challenges and HIV/AIDS. As well as those facing youth detention, a prison sentence or long bouts of
time at sea, away from Church support, family and friends.
The presence of Catholic Chaplains is also a crucial witness to our faith, a crucial dimension of our service of
love, and a vital testimony to the value of life in all its stages.
To find out more please view the Chaplaincy Sunday video clip or donate online at: www.cam.org.au/
If you would like further information please contact the Development Office: 9926 5731
Donations will go towards supporting Chaplains who work with: Patients and their families in public hospitals, Those affected by mental illness, Men and women in Prisons, Young people in youth justice facilities
and Seafarers
Please note: While Father Declan is away, Some weekday Masses will be replaced
Mother’s Day with Word and Communion Services
Please park in designated parking spaces only. In case of emergency Police, Fire and
Ambulance must have total access at ALL times. Disable Spaces are only for those
with a Disable sticker. If there are no disable places left please use one space ONLY.
Thank you for your consideration………………... Father Declan
Kairos available $2
From the Desk of the Pastoral Associate…
Please have a browse on our notice board, here are a
few items that may be of interest to you…
 Truth Justice Healing statements
 Open Door Timetable
 Wellsprings Timetable
 Dandenong Deanery news
 Youth Group Dates
The Regulars:
First Friday
Exposition of the Blessed
Eucharist 11.30—3.00pm
Third Wednesday
Fourth Friday
Friendship Club lunch at
Dandenong RSL
11.00am Anointing Mass
First Sunday
Hospitality Sunday~Cuppa’s
Third Sunday
Presentation of Baptism
candidates at 10.30am Mass
followed by Baptism
Youth Group after 5.30 Mass
Faithful Service
Our grateful thanks to Annmarie Lochery and Sharadha Perera for
their generous service to our Parish Community over a number of
Save the Date: Wednesday
11th June Details to follow!
After School Religious Education classes for Reconciliation Candidates for 2014, recommence on
Wednesday 21st May, from 4pm- 4.50pm. Cost of
class is $ 30 per student or $50 for two or more in
one family. Please call Cate (9791 4611 Tuesday to
Friday) before that date if you wish to book your
children in.
A note of thanks…. On behalf of the Archbishop Denis Hart, I
wish to thank all who contributed to the Easter offerings,
envelopes are still available for those who would like them.
The money is directed towards, the Parish, Archbishop’s
Office and the Retired priests of the Archdiocese.
With thanks—Father Declan
Please bring back your “Project Compassion “ boxes , so
that the much needed money can be dispersed to where it
is needed.
Annmarie has served as a welcoming presence at the Sunday morning
Eucharist for over 12 years. We thank her for the important task of
hospitality and inclusion that are very important values in our ministry
as Parish.
Sharadha served on the Altar for over 7 years. He has done so with
great reverence and generously helped new Altar servers in their
ministry as well.
MEDITATION RETREAT The season of Autumn is considered the season of
balance, a time in which we can restore harmony and give gratitude for
what we have. Join us on our Autumn retreat day for connection,
meditation and a creative opportunity. Sunday 18 May 9.30-2.30pm
The Open Door, 110 Ann St, Dandenong Suggested donation: $10 – includes
a light lunch Bookings essential: Trish or Jo 9791 8664
Wellsprings are having a Garage Sale
Saturday 17th May, 2014 from 9-1pm
Enjoy: A Sausage Sizzle while you get yourself a Bargain !
Toys, Books, Jewellery, Household items, ‘Bric-à-brac’ and
more!! Come along to 79 Langhorne Street Dandenong.
Please call 9701 3740 if you have any donations to be
dropped off.
Rosary after morning Mass
(except Sunday)
*Open Door classes
Tai Chi 2pm
Meditation 2.30—3.30
Centering Prayer 7-8pm
(at The Open Door)
Fourth Sunday
*The Open Door is part of the Saint John of God Ministries, 110 Ann
Street Dandenong 9791 8664
The Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse
by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations: For recent updates, or to sign up for email alerts, visit the
Church's website www.facingthetruth.org.au
This weekend we pray for
Recently Deceased:
Anniversaries: Priscilla Perera, Andrew Lago, Teresa Cerminara,
Lawrence Peters, Matyllda Gomez, Eric Parsons, Maria Gorski,
Claudette Bigaignon, Antonio Linossi, Bernie Slattery, Jennie Pieris,
Dan Cunningham,
Sick: Ryan Robinson, Bob Allen, Anthony Tan, Col Cormick,
Ray Watson, Frank Pigott, Alistaire D’Rosario, John Hall, Michael
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