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ADDITIONAL NOTICES SHEET accompanies this bulletin. If you are interested in diocesan events, please collect a copy from the back of the church.

JOHN (JACK) LITTLE, a long standing parishioner at Holy Innocents' and member of St. Vincent de Paul Society has been called to his eternal reward on Friday 17th November.
May he rest in peace!

ST. VINCENT de PAUL CHRISTMAS APPEAL Please  help us make a real difference to the lives of the people in our community who are experiencing disadvantage. This appeal is one of only two appeals we have each year. Donations go directly to providing such things as food vouchers, assistance in paying bills, and other necessities of life. Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. Envelopes will be in the seats and in the church foyer this weekend, 18th /19th December. We really appreciate your continued support.  St. Vincent de Paul Society.

HOME COMMUNION REQUESTS Help is needed in bringing communion to our elderly parishioners who no longer can come to church. 1) Shaftsbury Rd. Burwood 2) Alfred St. Croydon (Italian or English); If you can help, please see Fr. Peter. Thank you.

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS 2017 The First Sunday of Advent is in a fortnight's time and as we prepare for Christmas, it becomes a very busy time.  We are also awaiting the coming of Jesus Christ into our world and lives. The Diocese of Wollongong has published a pocket-sized Advent & Christmas reflection book "Chosen" to prepare for the coming of Jesus into our world and lives.  Fourteen contributors, including Bishop Peter Ingham and Sr Hilda Scott from that Diocese have made beautiful contributions to help us be still each day, listening to God. "Chosen" also features beautiful religious artworks from the Masters.  I have purchased copies of the booklet which are available at the church entrance and a donation of $4 would be gratefully received.

BOWLING PARTY FOR ALTAR SERVERS will be held on Sunday 19th November, commencing at 5pm at Strathfield Super Bowl. All altar Servers and their families are invited.

VOCATION TO PRIESTHOOD Are you being called? How would you know? If you are pondering questions like these, then Archbishop's dinner for men discerning the priesthood is for you. The gathering is very friendly and informal; after the main course, the Archbishop will address the group with Q & A before dessert is served. Please let Fr. Peter know if you are considering attending. 1st December, Cathedral house, 6.30pm for 7pm start, concluding by 9.30pm.

BOOK OF REMEMBERANCE Month of November is the month dedicated to our deceased relatives and friends. The Book of Remembrance is located next to the statue of St. Joseph on the sanctuary. Praying for those who have died is an ancient custom in the Church. We will pray for all those listed in the book as well as in our parish bulletin at each Sunday Mass in November.

NOVEMBER MASSES If you'd like to have a Mass offered for the deceased members of your family, please fill in a November Mass Offering envelope located at the back of the church. A recommended diocesan donation in November is $20. The Masses will be offered on first come first serve basis. The envelopes will be placed on the altar during the month of November.

PARISH DIARY
19 Nov 2017—Altar Servers' Bowling Party, 5pm, Strathfield Super Bowl
2 Dec 2017—1st reconciliation, 2pm HIC church
3 Dec 2017—Festa of Santa Barbara, 10.00am, Partly in Italian; joined celebration with Our Lady of Fatima
3 Jun 2018—1st Holy Communion, 11.30am Mass

SURGE YOUTH This Friday night Surge Youth is going bowling, invite your friends! If you would like to join us, please call or email me and I will give you the time, place and premission form. Eliza 0432333549 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SURGE YOUTH FAMILY CHRISTMAS  December the 15th, Surge Youth invites the whole family to a Surge Youth Christmas night! This is for all family members (just have to have one child who is either in grade six this year or in high school), and it is a night to see what we do at Surge Youth. But most importantly this is a night to prepare with your family for Christmas, for bringing Christ into our Christmas. There will be dinner and dessert, starting at 6:30pm going to 9pm in Holy Innocents Hall. Come along to a great night of fun, food and faith for the whole family. RSVP is a must for catering, please do so by Tuesday the 12th, to Eliza on 0432333549 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.