The ACU Centre for Liturgy is offering a public Short Course “From death to new life: preparing and celebrating Catholic funerals” over two Saturdays (June 16 and June 23) at St Mary of the Angels Catholic Parish, Pioneer Room and Basilica, 150 Yarra St, Geelong.

Leading scholars will investigate a Christian theology of dying and death and explore how the Order of Christian Funerals celebrates death in a specifically Catholic way. Experienced priests and funeral directors will discuss how they care for the dead and for those who grieve. There will also be an opportunity to prepare a Catholic funeral for yourself or a loved one.

Registration is essential, at: http://www.acu.edu.au/acu_centre_for_liturgy/short_courses. For more information phone: 02-9701 4751

Download course flyer [PDF]

 MEMORARE
 
Do you ever feel like you could use some help approaching God in your prayers? The Memorare is a prayer that reminds us that we have a wonderful advocate and protector in the mother of our Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 
In our prayers to her we honor and worship her Son, who is more than happy to listen to His mother’s pleas on our behalf. 
The Memorare, printed below, invites us to ask the Blessed Mother for her assistance and her grace, especially when we feel most troubled in our daily lives. 
 
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

FREE LUNCHTIME ADVENT ORGAN RECITALS
AT ST MARY OF THE ANGELS BASILICA
136 YARRA ST., GEELONG.

Music for reflection on the season of Advent will be presented with other classical works to lift your spirits in readiness for Christmas.

  1. Monday 28th November, 2016 ,12.30 – 1.15pm
    MEL WATERS
    Formerly from St John's Anglican Church, Toorak
  2. Monday 5th December, 2016, 12.30 – 1.15pm
    RHYS BOAK
    From St Michael's Uniting church, Melbourne
  3. Monday 12th Decemberm, 2016 12.30 – 1.15pm
    KEN GEORGE
    From All Saints Anglican Church, Geelong
  4. Monday 19th December, 2016 12.20 – 1.15pm
    FRANK DE ROSSO
    From St Mary of the Angels Basilica, Geelong

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
16th DECEMBER, 2016
WINDFIRE CHAMBER CHOIR
AND INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

MOZART MASS IN C MAJOR K220 "SPARROW" and Music for Christmas.

Conductor Rick Prakhoff, with:

  • Lee Abrahmsen, soprano
  • Belinda Prakhoff, mezzo
  • Michael Petrucelli, tenor
  • Nicholas Dinopoulos, bass baritone

Tickets $35 full. $30 Concession.at the door or receive a $5 discount if you pre-purchase through www.trybooking.com/MRDX

A Public Conversation with Francis Sullivan, CEO Truth, Justice and Healing Council

The Truth, Justice and Healing Council is responsible for co-ordinating the Church’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

All of us have been impacted by the sexual abuse scandal and this conversation with Francis will provide the opportunity to:

  • Better understand the crisis and the reality of what happened
  • Gain insight into the findings of the Royal Commission, and
  • Hear what this means for the Church and our Parishes.

Time: 7-9pm
Date: Thursday 19 October, 2017
Place: Pioneer Room, St Mary’s Parish, 150 Yarra St Geelong

THIS EVENT IS FREE! For further information ph St Michael’s Parish Office on 5278 1343.