LATEST PARISH NEWS

ADDITIONAL NOTICES If you are interested in diocesan events, please collect a copy of additional bulletin from the middle pew or back of the church.

Representatives from THE CULTURE PROJECT, a new missionary organisation of young people who believe in restoring our society to one where every human being is treated with the love and dignity they deserve, will be speaking after all Masses this weekend. Sharing the beauty and truth of sexual integrity and human dignity with over 5000 young people per year, they are the hands and feet of our Church in the world. Your financial and prayerful support are much appreciated and essential to their mission to restore culture. They look forward to meeting you after Mass on the 19th-20th May! To find out more about the Culture Project check out the website: www.thecultureproject.com.au and Facebook @Culture Project Australia

CHARITABLE WORKS FUND (CWF) APPEAL.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Three times each year all the Parishes of the Sydney Archdiocese combine together to support the important pastoral works of the Archdiocese. CWF has committed 100% of the funds raised to the following 6 agencies: Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, our catechists in the State schools; Seminarians, assisting our future Priests; CatholicCare, assistance to struggling families, children and people with disabilities; Chaplaincy Services, our work in prisons, hospitals and universities; Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, our presence among Indigenous people and the Ephpheta Centre, our apostolate to the deaf community. We thank you for your generosity and support.

PRESBYTERY HAS GONE SOLAR Last Friday our Presbytery has received an installation of 6kWh system of 22 Solar Panels, 12 facing north and 10 facing West. According to preliminary and conservative estimates, this should save us around $1,000 annually in electricity bills.

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – Listen to what the Spirit is saying. Pope Francis has approved the Australian Bishops' decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021. It is a significant moment for the Church in Australia to make decisions about the future. To prepare the agenda for the Plenary Council, all of God's people are invited to reflect on the question: "What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?" Find out more about the Plenary Council 2020 at the new website now online: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au

WALK WITH CHRIST – 3 JUNE 2018 All are invited to participate in this year's Walk With Christ Eucharistic Procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday 3 June 2018.
Participants will gather at the corner of Pitt St and Martin Place in the CBD at 2:30pm. The procession will follow the Blessed Sacrament through the Sydney CBD, finishing at the St Mary's Cathedral Forecourt with Adoration and Benediction.  If you are unable to join us for the Procession, you are more than welcome to join us for Adoration and Benediction from approximately 3.30pm in the St Mary's Cathedral Forecourt.  The event will conclude at approximately 4:30pm.
The procession will help mark the 200th anniversary of a little known, but most heroic and faith-filled time in the history of the Australian Church.  In 1818, the Government forcibly removed the only Catholic priest in Australia, Fr Jeremiah O'Flynn, from Sydney.  Fr O'Flynn's last pastoral act was to leave the Blessed Sacrament reserved in a faithful Catholic's home so that the colonists and prisoners could come to adore Christ present there.  For two years, the Blessed Sacrament, in this lay Sydney home, was the source and centre of worship and consolation for the priestless Catholics of the Australian colony.
Please look for the Book of Life (The Divine Mercy Intention Book located in the side chapel) in our parish to write your prayer intentions that will be offered at the end of the procession.

THE BIBLE AND THE SACRAMENTS study program is currently underway at Holy Innocents. If interested to join please contact Maria Daniele, 0414 560 951; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAR PARK FENCE Due to congested streets and lack of parking space for those who come to the morning Mass, our carp park will be made available to them. A second keypad has been installed at the entrance to the car park which will allow access between 6pm and 10am during weekdays and whole day on the weekend. Additionally a fence a 10m sliding double gate and a personal gate at the rear of the car park will be installed to keep it separate from the school and allow access to the church. The personal gate is the original presbytery gate from 1920s which is currently undertaking restoration. Members of the Parish Pastoral Council commended the project and the Parish Finance Committee approved it. Please see Fr. Peter for the access code.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES WITH POPE FRANCIS IN DUBLIN (AUG 2018)
May Mary's pure and simple smile be a source of joy for each one of us as we face life's difficulties. (Pope Francis)

PARISH DIARY
3 Jun 2018—1st Holy Communion, 11.30am Mass
10 Jun 2018—10.00am Festa of Our Lady of        Miracles
26Aug 2018—11.30am Confirmation
24 Nov 2018—2pm 1st Reconciliation