PARISH CELEBRATION

 

 

Farewell to Fr. Maurice Barry

 

 

Fr. Barry has indicated that soon he will be permanently relocating to Melbourne, to reside as part of his

Carmelite Order community.

 

For 27+ years he has put his heart and soul into the Parish of St. Marys. And he definitely deserves a rousing farewell.

 

We have indeed been blessed to have enjoyed the presence,

support and ministry of this gentle, modest, funny and humble man in our Parish community over many years.

 

As you will know Fr. Barry has an aversion to any fuss being made. In respect of this, we have planned a suitable farewell ‘function’ to express our thanks.

 

Date: Sunday February 25th

 

Time: After the 11.00am Mass (approx. 12.15pm)

 

Place: In the Hibernian Hall - Cafe Light.

 

 

For preparation purposes please let us know if you are attending the Farewell by filling out a form in the Narthex, letting us know of numbers attending (no names required) or by calling the Parish Office.

 

 

If you wish to bring something edible to share at the Farewell, please bring it as "finger food" on a disposable paper or plastic plate

(*nothing that requires heating up please*)

 

Cafe Light will be closing at 11.15am to allow time to prepare for the occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Parish Celebration of Fr. Jim's 60th

 

February 4th 2018

 

 

 

What a beautiful day it was. :-) 

 

 

THANK YOU TO

Gary (especially for cooking up the sausages),

Melissa, Chris and the girls for preparation, serving, cleaning and taking photos (see below) - above and beyond xx,

Annice (and the Primary School) for use of their grounds,

And all others who helped on the day.

 

AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO

 Everyone who attended this Parish event. 

 

Catching up with friends, good food, good weather and celebrating in full voice, brings us closer together as a community.

It is refreshing to belong to such a generous and loving community.

 

 

 Gary

 

 Melissa

 

 

 

 


 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                Out under the trees                                   Jennifer, Des and Rebecca

 

     

 

 

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Parishes providing Food Support (excert from article on CSS Victoria webpage)
Food is a basic human need.  
Catholic parishes across Victoria provide food support to people in need, in a variety of ways.
There are a number of Food Banks that depend on parish support.
Programs vary but the essential model is the same.
Churches provide a venue, volunteers provide labour and various support organisations provide nutritious food, transport of goods and financial support to help the programs run smoothly. 
‘If the belly’s full, then other problems are not so great’. This observation by Gary Mcilvena, co-ordinator of the 'Parish Pantry' - a community based food bank project run by St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Geelong -
reflects the philosophy behind food support offered in many Victorian parishes.
The Volunteers from St Marys in Geelong also help to serve breakfast seven days a week
at the local Church of Christ, which also has a food store.

 

To read the full article and visit the CSS Victoria webpage - click on the link.

 

http://www.css.org.au/Asylum-Seekers-Support/Article/20971/Parishes-providing-Food-Support#.WlhCj3lDu70 

 

 

St. Mary's Parish Pantry

FOOD PARCELS MADE UP FOR THOSE OF OUR COMMUNITY IN NEED

 

Address: 150 Yarra St, Geelong, 3220.

 

Open 3 days per week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 1.00pm - 3.00pm.

 

IMPORTANT: Centrelink, Immigration, or Health Care Cards are required.

Food parcels made up on presentation of those card/s on a fortnightly basis

 

Co-ordinator: Mr. Gary Mcilvena

Telephone:    0447 599 059.

Email:           garymcilvena@gmail.com

 

St. Mary's Parish Office

Telephone: 03 5222 1977.

 

 

This video clip is introduced by the convener of the Pantry, Mr Gary McIlvena, and tells of this project to help the needy of Geelong.

 

 


 

 

 

  

   

  

 
 St. Mary of the Angels -  Geelong Prayer Chain

Our Message to you:

 

Jesus said: “Where two or three are gathered in my name,

there I am in the midst of them”.

 

This means that when two or more people pray

in agreement with your prayers, Jesus is present.

So it is through this promise that the Geelong Prayer Chain

can pray together for your needs.

 

An example of needs of prayer support may be an illness,

whether it is physical or mental. Other needs of prayer

support might be relationship, financial or personal trauma,

including survivors of abuse.

 

It can be very comforting to know that someone is praying for you,

and that Jesus is present in that prayer.

 

 

God is our refuge and our strength, an ever present help

in our distress” (Psalm 46:2)

 

 

Cast your cares upon the Lord who will give you support

(Psalm 55: 23) 

 

How the Prayer Chain Works:

 

People are invited to send prayer requests to Cheryle Douglas.

 

Prayers can be sent directly via email: cheryledouglas50@gmail.com

 

 OR

 

Prayers can be left in the gold box located in the Narthex

(on the left hand side as you enter the Basilica).

 

This box is checked regularly, and is also placed on the Altar, with the prayers being offered up at each Mass over the weekend.

 

You can remain anonymous and/or use initials.

 

  

 

         - MOST IMPORTANTLY –

ALL PRAYER REQUESTS REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL

 

 

Request for new Prayer intercessors

If you would like to provide prayer support for others

through the St. Mary of the Angels Geelong Prayer Chain,

you would be very welcome join us and be part of our prayer team.

 

If you are interested in this important and rewarding role

please do not hesitate to contact Cheryle via email.

 

Email: cheryledouglas50@gmail.com

 

 

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SAMARITAN HOUSE GEELONG

 

Can you donate to help keep this service to our community functioning successfully?

Or can you give the details of organisations or groups who might be invited to help?

 

What a fantastic way to honour the homeless family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

 

Please click on this link to download the Donation Form return it to:

“Samaritan House”  c/- 150 Yarra Street, Geelong, 3220 or Fax to: 5229 0587

 

THANK YOU

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Example of the form attached to the link above 

 

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I / We would like to support “Samaritan House” by contributing 

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                                      (Send no money yet—we will contact you)

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I / We suggest that an invitation to contribute be sent to this organisations / groups:

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SAMARITAN HOUSE DONATIONS:   Samaritan House has just been granted Tax Deductibility Status,

so pledged amounts will now be gratefully received.

Cheques should be made out to:“Samaritan House Geelong”

and posted to Samaritan House, c/ - Registered Office, 150 Yarra St., Geelong 3220.

 

Direct bank payments should be paid to Bendigo Bank, BSB 633 108, Account No. 144974029 .

 

Sincere thanks to all generous contributors.

Please notify Samaritan House at the above address prior to making a direct bank donation.