Sandpiper: Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst

WWW.SANDPIPER.ORG.AU SEPTEMBER 2018 4 NEWS A merry heart does good like medicine. – Proverbs 17:22 By Anne Jenkins St Joseph’s Kerang NINE children have received the Sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation during Mass at St Patrick’s Cath- olic Church at Kerang. The Bishop of Sandhurst, Leslie Tomlinson officiated at the ceremony for the St Joseph’s Primary School students. The children and their families have been involved in a number of fam- ily and parent meetings to prepare for the Sacraments. They have been pre- sented to the congregation at recent Masses by par- ish priest, Fr Novelito Lim where they have received the Creed and the Our Father. Each student was presented to the Bishop by their respective sponsors and families and parishioners later gathered for morning tea, before families left for their own celebrations. Bishop of Sandhurst Les Tomlinson and Father Novelito Lim with Nicholas Oliver, Isabella Schlitz, Olive Spitty, Chloe Meehan, Bella Turner, Oakley Tonkin, Tyler Matthews, Lily Wise and Macy Bray. Kerang celebrates sacraments New priests for Sandhurst Education review on mission, identity Diocese of Sandhurst LITURGY IN OUR DIOCESE An invitation is warmly extended to all Parish Priests and Clergy, all Pastoral Associates, persons involved in music ministries, RE Coordinators, those involved in Youth Ministry, Parish Liturgy Teams, and all interested persons to attend one of three liturgy workshop days to be held later this year. Dates and venues are: Wednesday September 26 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm De Campo Hall BENDIGO Saturday October 27 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Marian Centre MOOROOPNA Thursday December 6 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Catholic Parish WODONGA REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 26 th DE CAMPO HALL BENDIGO Registration is now open. Please email or post registration details (below) to Lyn Breen P.O. Box 201 Bendigo Vic 3552. 03 5441 2544 Bookings due by Friday 14 th September 2018 NAME: PARISH: Email: ‘Phone(s) PREFERRED WORKSHOPS Please tick. Session One: 1. PREACHING & HOMILIES OR 2. MUSIC IN LITURGY Session Two: 1. MASSES WITH CHILDREN & CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD OR 2. MUSIC IN LITURGY PROGRAM FOR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 5.00 pm PRAYER 5.15 – 6.30 pm WORKSHOP ONE 1. Preaching & Homilies Fr Brian Boyle OR 2. Music in Liturgy Dr Paul Taylor & Joanne Bonazza (Cantor) 6.30 – 7.15 pm Meal Break (Provided) 7.15 – 8.30 pm WORKSHOP TWO 1. Masses With Children Lee Pethybridge & Children’s Liturgy OR 2. Music in Liturgy (Repeat) Dr Paul Taylor & Joanne Bonazza (Cantor) BISHOP Les Tomlinson has announced on August 1 that Fr Novelito Lim will be incardinated into the Sandhurst Diocese. “I received a letter from Archbishop Jose Palma, the Archbishop of Cebu, in response to Father Novelito Lim’s request to be incar- dinated into the Diocese of Sandhurst,” Bishop Les said. “Archbishop Palma has kindly agreed to this request and I have today incardi- nated Father Novelito into the Diocese of Sandhurst. A very warm welcome to Father Novi as an incardinated priest of Sandhurst!” Bishop Les also announced the arrival of Fr Shibu Joseph Pezhumthottathil, who arrived from Hyderabad in India in the second week of August. Fr Shibu Joseph is priest of the Apostolic Life Community of Priests in the Opus Spiritus Sancti (ALCP/OSS) the same community as Fr Vijay Bandanadam who arrived in March this year. Fr Shibu was ordained a Priest in the Syro Malabar Rite on April 19, 2004, in the Diocese of Kanjirapally in his native state of Kerala. “He has been a Parish Priest since 2004 and has experience in four parishes, the latest being the Holy Spirit Church in Hyderabad,” Bishop Les said. AUSTRALIAN Catholic University’s (ACU) La Salle Academy has published a comprehensive review of Catholic Education docu- ments from Vatican II and the Congregation of Catholic Education. Dean of La Salle Academy Professor Br David Hall FMS (right) commissioned the report Constants in context: Conciliar and post-conciliar documents on the Catholic school and their implications for mission. It was developed to support interests in mis- sion and identity in Catholic schools with a particular focus on religious education, leader- ship, and formation in faith. While developed in Australia, the document is based on an examination of literature of a universal nature and is relevant to Catholic schools worldwide. The journal documents the identifi- cation and analysis of relevant themes from an innovative methodology and is informa- tive as to implications for Catholic schools today. Visit