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August

3 Great Celebrations Ahead 

A Day in Honour of God the Father,

The Assumption of Our Lady,

Novena to Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni

More details to come

February 14, 2016

A Particularly Special Occasion

This is our special opportunity to honour God our Father.  It has been the experience of those who have attended in recent years  celebrations in honour of God the Father, that these are particularly blessed occasion.  One really obtains a great sense of peace, and feels the presence and blessings of our heavenly Father.

    This is not surprising since it was God the Father himself who made a special and particular requests to a most holy and blessed religious sister, Mother Eugenia.  He said to her, “To be known, loved and honoured with a special devotion, I do not ask for anything extraordinary. I desire only this:

I desire that one day, or at least a Sunday, be dedicated to honouring Me in a special way under the title of Father of all Mankind.” 

 

    Sister Eugenia was a marvellous sister who discovered the cure of leprosy and established over seventy religious houses.  Cured by Our Lady who appeared to her at a young age, she remained uneducated.  Yet, at the young age of 25 she was elected as head of her Congregation. 

    Her Bishop Alexandre Caillot, Bishop of Grenoble in France, established a commission which put her under the most severe trials.  He conferred with other bishops and also with the Vatican.  At the end of ten years of thorough investigation  he concluded:  “I declare that Supernatural and Divine Intervention seems to me the only logical and satisfactory explanation of the Facts.” “After ten years of research, reflection and prayer, I bless the Father for having deigned to choose my diocese as the place for such touching manifestation of His love.”    

     God the Father said, “My dearest wish is that you behave as My children, simply and trusting in Me! ....My children! I know how to make Myself small, far smaller than you can imagine. However, what I do require is the faithful observance of the commandments I gave the Church, so that you will be rational creatures and will not be like animals because of your lack of discipline and your evil inclinations, so that you will preserve the treasure which is the soul I gave you, clothed in the fullness of its divine beauty!”  The day He requested was either the First Sunday of August or the 7th August.  This year is especially unique in that it happens to be  both the First Sunday and the 7th August. 

Beautiful Books with the messages of God the Father and images will be distributed for Free for all who attend.

Please come on Sunday, 7th August and expect to receive great blessings.

Getting There

St Joseph’s Church is at 71 Orrong  Road Elsternwick 

Public Transport

St Joseph’s Church  Elsternwick is conveniently located for public transport.  A short stroll from stop 46 on the Tram 60 Route, or catch the 220 Bus that runs from Sunshine - City - Gardenvale, and go to stop 80, which is right in front of St Joseph’s.

 

Train:

You may catch a train to either Elsterwick station or to Glenhuntly station and then the tram route 60 will take you to the corner of Orrong Road.(Tram 60)  From there it is a walk of not more than about 300 metres

Car:

St Joseph’s Church is close to both Nepean Highway and Dandenong Road. It is just a few minutes drive from either of these major highways.

 

 

Coming Events

August

 

Friday 4th August

First Friday 

Masses and Devotions

First Friday 

2 Times and 2 Venues!

1:05 PM

Parish Holy Mass followed by Adoration and Prayers to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 

St Augustines Church

632 Bourke Street

Melbourne

Novena to the Most

Sacred Heart of Jesus

7.00 PM

Adoration and Prayers in honour of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus followed by Holy Mass. 

St Joseph's Church

71 Orrong Road

Elsternwick

 

Saturday 5th  August

First Saturday

Mass and Devotions

9:45 AM 

Adoration, Prayers as requested by Our Lady of Fatima,  Holy Mass.

Confessions Available

De La Salle Chapel

1312 High Street, Malvern

Sunday 6th August 

An Afternoon of Prayer in 

Honour of God the Father

2.00 pm

St Joseph's Church

71 Orrong Road

Elsternwick 

 

 

 

2.00 pm 

St Colman's Church

293 Carlisle Street

Balaclava 

 

 

 

Wednesday 30th August to Friday 8th September

Novena and Feast

of Our Lady of

Vailankanni

7.00 pm each evening

Holy Cross Church

707 Glenferrie Road

Caulfield South 

 

 

 

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