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Belmont Parish

Easter Timetable

Wed 23 March 7.30pm Sevice of Penance

Holy Thursday 7.30 pm - Mass then 1 hour Adoration at Altar of Repose

Good Friday 10.00am - Stations of the Cross in the Church

                          3.00pm -  The Passion of Christ

Easter Vigil      7.30pm - Welcoming 7 new Cathoilcs

Easter Sunday 9.00am Mass

                            10.30am Mass

Daily Reflection 21st August, 2015

Teach me your paths my God, guilde me in your truth - Psalm 25

St Pius X Day of penance Ruth 11, 3-6, 14-16, 22.

Praise the Lord, my soul!-Ps 145(146):5-10 Matthew 22:34-40

Readings'  Love your God with all your heart, and your neighbour as yourself.'


A Moral Imperative: Bringing an End to Modern Slavery

Join us at this information session to discover the realities of human trafficking in today's world. What is meant by trafficking in humans? Does modern-day slavery really exist in Australia? This session is particularly relevant for all justice groups interested in raising awareness about this important cause.

Hosted by 'Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans' – ACRATH is In its tenth year since its foundation and has members of Religious congregations of men and women and dedicated lay people in each of the following states – Vic, NSW, Qld, SA and WA. Further information can be found on
our website www.acrath.org.au

7.00pm - 8.30pm
Plaza Theatre, Yarra St, Geelong

  • Light refreshments after the presentation
  • For catering purposes please RSVP to: St Mary's - 5222 1977 by Monday 1st June
  • For more information call Carole McDonald RSM mobile: 0407 051 095

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Christmas and Easter Mass and Reconciliation Times

Please look under the calendar for Christmas and Easter Mass Times for all churches in the Geelong Catholic Deanery.

Food for Thought

Become Quiet.
For a moment accept yourself gently
as a loving as well as a sinning person.
Allow yourself to be loved by God
whose love is freely given, always
available, ever faithful.
Hollow out a space within yourself
and take into it
all the suffering people of the world.
Recall them to mind:
the sick, the blind, the deaf,
the victims of violence, prisoners,
people in mental homes, the lonely,
the aged, those suffering from discrimination,
the hungry, those with marriage problems.
Open your heart to them.
Let them rush in on you and smother you.
Let the compassion of Jesus
be within you to welcome them.
 Pray to the Father out of their midst.
Let the Spirit express your groan of compassion.
Be silent.
Afterward, go out and be gentle to people.

Sean Caulfield

Concert - MOZART'S REQUIEM, St Mary's Basilia, Yarra St., Geelong

Choir and Orchestra of Scots' Presbyterian Church, Collins St., Melbourne - Director Douglas Lawrence OAM

Entry:  $35; concession $30; Under 12 $10 - Tickets at GPAC or at Door


A workshop for the Southern Region entitled "Singing the New Mass Settings" will take place at St Peter's Church, 38 Guinane Ave., Hoppers Crossing, on Tuesday May 3, 2011 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.


All Parish Musicians are welcome.  The Revised and New Mass Settings recommended by the National Liturgical Council to accompany the implementation of the revised Mass tests.  Settings include Mass of Creation, Mass Shalom and Mass of St Francis and A Chant Mass for the Assembly.

Presenters:  Larissa Cairns (Cantor, St Francis' Church) and Paul Taylor (AOFE)

Cost:  $15 per person (including supper)

Registration:  Suzanne Hermon, Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation, Tel:  9926 5761  Fax:  9926 5767; email: 

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All services for Holy Week are listed on the Calendar - Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, including Penitential Services.



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