PARISH NEWS ______________________________________ The following letter has been sent to all parents and staff at Stella Maris School. Dear Parents and Staff, th Mr Doug Oldfield will be returning to work on Monday, 6 August after an absence of about 15 months. He wishes to return to work gradually and progressively. Mr Oldfield, I and Mrs Maria Kirkwood, Deputy Director of the Catholic Education Office, met on Thursday last and we were of the opinion that someone should advise Doug in the process of returning to full-time activity on Prayers campus. Your prayers please for Mary Bowe (mother of Sally I have therefore written to Mr Stephen Elder, Director of Kendall), who died recently, and for Daniel Murray, John the Catholic Education Office, asking him to appoint someone who could provide assistance in this process of Gilchrist, John Jacobson, Bob Desmond, Fr Brian returning to work. We envisage that there would be a Leonard, Peter Roche, Stanley Cinquegrana, Maurice fortnightly meeting. The presenting Acting Principal, Mrs Kleiman, Thomas Scriva, Celia Burke, Andrew and Margaret Cairns, who has supplied magnificently during Catherine Wafer, Jeff Moore, Sue Meeuwissen, Desmond Doug’s absence, would be involved in these meetings. O’Toole, Frank Scroope, Gerda Kreiss, Peter Quinert, Jay On occasion I would be present as well. A. Petersen, Richard Rowton and for all those whose I will appoint Mrs Margaret Cairns as Co-Principal with anniversaries we remember at this time. Doug until at least the end of the year. Doug is happy with all these arrangements which were discussed in detail last Thursday. He is looking forward The Annual Appeal for the Centacare Catholic Family immensely to eventually resuming full-time activity. Services will take place in this parish this weekend. During this first fortnight he will come to school for part of If you have forgotten to bring your donation with you, the day on most days. It is important that Doug should please take an envelope home and return it next be allowed to ‘build up a head of steam’. I would ask for Sunday, or post it direct to the Centacare Catholic the moment that parents and staff approach Marg Cairns Family Services. with any questions or requests. Parents and staff will be kept informed as Doug gradually takes over more responsibilities. It has been a long and difficult time for all concerned. I would like to express my admiration for Marg Cairns in stepping in to a very difficult situation and managing OPEN INVITATION brilliantly. I would also like to thank the staff for their TAKE A BREAK AND JOIN US FOR A CUPPA patience and cooperation at a time of considerable Parishioners are warmly invited to join uncertainty. They have pulled their weight and worked us for a weekly morning tea and get together. I would also like to thank the parents for their together in the Garden Room at Stella understanding. Maris. 10am every Thursday. Come With every best wish, along and join fellow parishioners for I remain yours sincerely Fr John Dupuche a chat and good company. Parish Priest JULY BAPTISMS Childrens’ Liturgy Jordan, son of Paul & Paula (Magri) Childrens’ Liturgy will take place at next Sunday’s Bailey, daughter of Bob & Deidre (O’Kane) Eva, daughter of Joseph & Tamara (Lagana) 10.30am Mass. This caters for the needs of the Jacqueline, daughter of Zac & Judy younger members of the Parish, presenting them with (Souksamlane) the Gospel and activities appropriate for their age. Julian, son of Mark & Caroline (Lawton) All welcome. MEETING TUESDAY 14TH AUGUST. ANYONE INTERESTED IN JOINING PLEASE Next Youth Event... CONTACT LISA. GAMES NIGHT You are invited to the Launch of THIS SUNDAY 5th August!!! in the Multipurpose Room at Stella Maris, the New Archdiocesan Guidelines 7-8:30pm. We will also be hearing from PROMOTING INTERFAITH John Fitzgerald, and if any of the parents RELATIONS would like to come in half an hour early to To be launched by Archbishop Denis Hart Keynote Speaker: Bishop Christopher Prowse listen you would be most welcome. Guest Interfaith Speakers: Please contact Kathryn with any questions Dr Paul Gardner, Mr Yasser Soliman, on 0430049685. Venerable Carolyn Lawler, Swami Shankarananda Xavier College Tuesday, 21st August are proud to announce a 7.30pm – 9.00pm special themed night on Knox Theatre, Cardinal Knox Centre, homelessness and hope. 383 Albert St., East Melbourne We are bringing The Choir Of Hard Knocks, as seen on For more information and RSVP: the ABC and 60 Minutes, for a special concert David Schütz, performance, on Friday, 24th August, at 7.30pm in the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission Great Hall. It is a great opportunity to see this 9926 5798, email@example.com courageous and talented choir. We invite you to come early, from 6.30pm and buy a cup of hearty hot soup/ roll, from the St Vinnies/Xavier soup van. Bring the family, relatives and friends for a wonderfully GOD speaks to YOU warm night of singing amongst some very special people. In the SUNDAY SCRIPTURE READINGS You will have the opportunity to hear from individual Do YOU hear God’s message of LOVE? members of the choir, and also be able to purchase their You are invited to continue with CD. Doors will be open from 7pm/No ticket sales on the Sr Denise Hannebery to night/No reserved seating. Tickets are on sale at the LISTEN and EXPLORE GOD’S WORD senior campus - Warren Gibbs is the ticket secretary, At Stella Maris Garden Room W.Gibbs@xavier.vic.edu.au ph 98545378 49 Cloris Avenue, Beaumaris Telephone 9589 2271 On TUESDAYS commencing 24TH JULY 2007 at 10.30am-11.30am and 7.30pm-9.00pm Please feel free to come early for a “cuppa” One year to go –WYD is coming In one year’s time the Melbourne Archdiocese will be host to over 25,000 young pilgrims from all over the world in the Days in Dioceses event. All the parishes Preparing for next Sunday’s Mass of Melbourne are being asked to help provide these Lectors/Special Ministers/Altar Servers/Counters pilgrims with the hospitality Australians are renowned for next Sunday’s Masses 11th / 12th August) for. To help make this happen parishes are forming WYD Parish Teams to co-ordinate the billeting and Altar Society: Anne Hales & Maureen Haywood 7.00pm Lectors: Eileen Melville, Viv Le Breton events for the Pilgrims who stay in our parish. Special Ministers: Michael Payton, Rewa Jones, Angela Mills This great event will take a bit of planning and co- Altar Servers: Steven Brick, Amelia Howey, Ben Howey ordination!! Our parish will need people to open their 8.30am Lectors: Barry Weston, Adam Trajer homes to pilgrims, participate in events and provide Special Ministers: Eddie DeCorrado general hospitality, like the Aussie BBQ. To this Altar Servers: Andrew Kelly, Peter Brick, Jessica Rogalsky 10.30am Lectors: Georgina & Mariana Fleidner, Nicole Rodrigues end people who are interested in welcoming these Special Ministers: Paul McGarry, Greg Diamond, Ursula Pearson young pilgrims into their homes and/or be on the Parish Childrens’ Liturgy: Anne-Maree Pollard, Claire Fisher Team or provide other support are invited to fill in the Counters: Team 5: John Burke, Nigel Chaves, forms provided or contact the Parish Office or Lisa Godfrey Scicluna, Michael Payton Brick ph. 9589 7503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info you can also visit www.did08.com OUR th Thanksgiving offering for 28 July: one thousand, five PARISH TEAM IS HAVING ITS FIRST hundred and twenty five dollars. This includes sums contributed by direct debit and credit card. Presbytery offering: seven hundred and sixty four dollars.