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Jose De Piro Kabattang Orkestra

Jose De Piro Kabattang Orkestra

To enhance the Church’s social teaching and provide opportunities for those in need, CaSPA (Catholic Secondary Principals Australia) and its corporate partners have encouraged secondary schools in Australia to apply for the annual Social Action Funding Grant aimed at providing support to those within remote Australia or in neighbouring countries.

The Faith and Mission Team from Thomas Carr College, were recently delighted to learn that their application to support the work of the Jose De Piro Kabataang Orkestra was successful.

This application was aimed at supporting the Missionary Society of St Paul’s Jose De Piro Kabataang Foundation, which auspices the music program of Jose De Piro Kabataang Orkestra (Youth Orchestra) which is comprised of more than 60 talented young musicians from impoverished and disadvantaged families in Dinalupihan, in the Province of Bataan, Philippines.

Thank you to CaSPA for their $5000 grant. Read more about this HERE.

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Congratulations to Shane Nicole Villegas

Congratulations to Shane Nicole Villegas, a Year 12 student at Thomas Carr College, Tarneit, who has received a Future Leaders Future Justice Award 2021.

Shane Nicole is one of only seven students nationally to receive this award, which recognises Year 12 students who have shown leadership and initiative on intergenerational equity. She has worked extensively to support those less fortunate in the community and helped establish the Vinnies Conference at Thomas Carr College where she is co-president. Shane Nicole has raised both funds and awareness for the St Vincent de Paul Society, the Missionary Society of St Paul and the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry. Despite the rigours of studying her final year of VCE, she volunteers at a Vinnies op shop and is the liturgy captain at Thomas Carr College.

From St James Parish, we especially thank Shane Nicole for raising awareness and funds in support of the MSSPs. Thank you Shane Nicole for your support and consideration.

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Fr Mario Zammit MSSP

Parishioners and friends at St James the Apostle parish, over the past year I have had the privilege of celebrating life with you as a community.

I thank Fr Jude, Fr Silvio and Dcn Royden and the Parish Pastoral Council for their kind invitation and welcome, and you all for embracing me and for your support.

Unfortunately we will not have an opportunity to say a proper farewell, I will be departing Australia on September 9 on my way to my new mission in the Philippines.

Thank you and please keep me in your prayers.

Fr Mario mssp
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Fr Mario Zammit MSSP

Fr Mario who has been a long time visitor and friend of St James the Apostle, has been assigned to the Philippines after 6 years of serving the community at St John’s, Heidelberg.  He has been resident in the Parish of St James for over a year supporting the St James community of priests and parishioners and made several contributions to the life of our Parish.

Fr Mario has now been informed that he will be able to enter the Philippines with a 2 week quarantine in Manila.  This no doubt is good news for Fr Mario and for those who he will be serving as he joins the MSSP Manila Community in the House of Formation.

We take this opportunity to thank Fr Mario for his initiative, support, missionary discipleship and loving care that he has shown to the community of St James and the Archdiocese of Melbourne.  He will be truly missed.

Our prayers, love and gratitude to Fr Mario as he prepares to leave us for his next step of his theological vocation.

 

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MSSP Communications

Dear Parishioners, from time to time we Paulist Missionaries would like to share information about our missions with you. If you would like to be on our email list, please send an email to: [email protected] In the subject line please write the name of your parish and “PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR MAILING LIST”. Thank you.

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On the Feast of St James the Apostle, the Paulist Missionaries are launching the first issue of their Newsletter, a LINK between relatives, friends, benefactors and Paulist Missionaries. Paulist Missionaries work with communities around the world to bring fullness of life to people through a range of projects.

In this Newsletter the Paulists will be sharing with us news from their various missions. Please find a copy of this Newsletter on our Parish website and facebook pages. After lockdown, you can also pick up your copy from the Church Narthex.

 

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Thank you to Tess Mijares for her hospitality in preparing lunch for the Paulist Missionaries on Wednesday. Thank you to Judy Porter for preparing morning tea.  Thank you to Fr Silvio for leading the reflection.

Special thanks to all those who remembered us in their prayers and thoughts.

 

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Paulist Missionary Sponsorship

As we celebrate the global works of the Paulist Missionaries this week, we invite you to consider how you can support the work of the Paulist Missionaries.

For $5 per month, you can help with the wellbeing and education of children in Pakistan, Peru, Cuba and the Philippines. Brochures available after Mass.

 

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