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17 October 2021
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

The Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:35-45 

From the Parish House 

As mandatory vaccinations come into effect from this weekend, Fr Brendan Reed looks at what this means for our parishes as we look to opening up in the coming weeks... 

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Combined Parishes Meeting

There is still time to register your attendance for the Combined Parishes Meeting this Sunday, 17 October at 10.30 am.  Commencing with the Liturgy of the Word, the meeting will then reflect at a local level on our plans for the future.  Please register to receive the Zoom link and the meeting papers for pre-reading. 

Register here

Plenary Thoughts

Cathy Jenkins attended the First Assembly of the Plenary Council as a member, she shares her thoughts on what she learnt during the sessions...

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Life is changed not ended

Michael Lethbridge entered eternal life 18 September 2021.

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Other Articles from the Parish

  • More than the eye can see - Father Frank O'Loughlin continues his series on the Mass.  Read more...

  • Over the Page - Sr Joanna Coleiro fsp, from Pauline Books & Media, gives this month's book recommendations for parishioners, both big and small.  Read more...

What's on Across our Parishes

  • Combined Parishes Safeguarding Committee Meeting will be held via Zoom at 7.00 pm this Thursday, 21 October.

  • Readings for Feast Days celebrated this week:

  • Safeguarding Code of Conduct - there is still an opportunity for parishioners to complete the Code of Conduct Declaration

  • XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops - this Sunday, dioceses around the world will launch local preparations for the Synod of Bishops, which has the theme: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”.  More information can be found on the Synod website

  • Join Eastern Central Catholic Parishes Facebook Group 

Recently Deceased and Anniversaries

Let us pray... that those who have died may sit in glory at the feet of Christ, especially Gilles Bocourt and Sybella Theresa McPhie, and that those whose anniversaries occur at this time might continue to know God's love, particularly Sheila Murphy, James Nunan, William Weir and Danielle Wren.

If you would like a particular anniversary of death remembered in the weekend newsletter and Prayers of the Faithful, please contact the Parish Office by phone or email.

Mass at Home

Join us for Online Mass this weekend, available from 5.30 pm on Saturday.

Practicing Spiritual Communion
Daily Readings

Nourish your life from the table of the Word

Daily Readings

What's on in the Wider Community

  • ACU Centre for Liturgy will host an online lecture "Ritual bodies as 'Reasonable Worship': Putting Liturgy in Proper Ethical Perspective" at 10.00 am on Monday, 18 October.  Download flyer...
  • Professor John Haldane presents the Catholic Contribution Lecture Series.  Register here...
  • Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation presents an online day of reflection in the practice of "Mindfulness & Meditation" from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on Saturday, 23 October 2021.  More Information...

Other News

  • Fr Kevin Lenehan on the Church's need for inward and outward-looking focus  Read more...

  • Time between assemblies a chance for prayer, maturation  Read more...

  • Susan Pascoe - Letters from Rome: Preparing for the Synod  Read more...

  • Experts see synod as ‘biggest consultation exercise in human history’  Read more...

  • More than 100,000 Afghans apply for humanitarian visas  Read more...

  • Demand for homeless assistance has doubled in 10 years  Read more...

  • Time to celebrate our dedicated carers  
  • Recognizing miracle, Pope clears way for beatification of John Paul I  Read more...

  • Melbourne Catholic online for news from the Archdiocese  Read more...

  • CathNews online, a service of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference  Read more...

  • Current Job Vacancies 

For Electronic Giving

Thank you for your continued financial support of our parishes.  Your Stewardship and Presbytery offerings may be made by EFT to:-

OLGC & All Hallows Church Account
BSB: 083 347   Account: 68679 0501

Our Lady of Victories Church Account
BSB: 083 347    Account: 63604 1772

Surrey Hills Wattle Park Church Account
BSB: 083 347   Account: 4894 17994

Camberwell, Balwyn, Deepdene & Surrey Hills Wattle Park Parishes
Presbytery Account

BSB: 083 347   Account: 69440 0585

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The Parishes of Camberwell, Balwyn Deepdene and Surrey Hills Wattle Park are committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults.  For matters that cause concern, please contact our Parish Child Safety Officers, Tricia Norman or Nanette Giovannini.
 Camberwell, Balwyn & Deepdene
19 Brenbeal Street, Balwyn VIC 3103
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Telephone: 03 9816 9291
Surrey Hills Wattle Park 
4 Barton Street, Surrey Hills VIC 3127
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9.30 am - 3.00 pm
Telephone: 03 9890 2510
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