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St Jude The Apostle
49 George Street, Scoresby, Vic 3179
Rev Mark Reynolds
(03) 9763 7302
9:15am to 2:45pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Parish Newsletters

6th December 2020

2nd Sunday of Advent Year B

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29th November 2020

1st Sunday of Advent Year B

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22nd November 2020

Jesus Christ King of the Universe

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15th November 2020

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

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PASTORAL LETTERS

Welcome

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Mothers Day 2020

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ANZAC 2020

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Easter 2020

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Fr. Mark's Message

Every year on the Second Sunday of Advent John the Baptist enters the story…He is a fascinating character, a bit of an ascetic and a bit eccentric too but nevertheless someone with a real passion for change.  John was a person who looked at the world around him and was horrified by the sin that abounded in the world of his time.  We struggle with sin.  It’s part of our lives but we Catholics at any rate, for the most part, tend to come at it with a ‘list mentality’.   The formula so many of us were taught….”Bless me Father for I have sinned and these are my sins.”  I think John the Baptist would have said…”Bless me Father, for I am horrified by the sin in the world.”

It's a very different emphasis.   Are we horrified by the sin in our world?  Or have we, perhaps unintentionally, come to accept it as ‘part of life’?  And do we see the violence around us on our streets and in our homes as sin; or the bullying in the school playground or the local park or in the workplace or online as sin?  And we might have confessed at some stage…”I have told lies.”  Isn’t the lack of truth in society today, in politics, in industry, in the banks, in the law, all sin?  And what of the nations that wage war for the sake of peace, kill for the sake of security?  And behind it all, the millions who die each year from hunger and related diseases, locked into oppressive poverty to ensure the standard of living of the privileged few.  This is sin. John the Baptist cried out for change and we must too.  John the Baptist knew he didn’t have the answer, so he pointed to Jesus.  We don’t have the answer either, so we too need not only to point to Jesus but follow him and live as he did.  Then, and only then, will we begin to address the reality of sin that abounds.

 Mark


Oh, Come all ye Faithful to our Evergreen’s Christmas Morning Tea

The Parish Pastoral Council warmly invites all St Jude’s Evergreens (65+ years) to a celebratory Christmas Morning Tea on Thursday, 10th December and to receive a Christmas Blessing from Fr Mark. To allow for as many as possible to attend and to adhere to COVID regulations we are proposing two sittings: 9.45 – 10.45am and 11.15 am – 12.15pm, Bookings are via TryBooking ( https://www.trybooking.com/BNFFXand must close on Monday December 7th. Those unable to book online can contact Ann on 0402 904 678 any evening between 6 & 8pm to make a booking.  

We look forward to your company – Parish Pastoral Council



 

Multicultural Rosary

Come and celebrate the feast of Mary Immaculate on 8 December, 2020 from 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm at St Jude’s
parish church. There will be the multicultural rosary and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Since the allowed number of attendees have now increased to 150, you are welcome to walk in and register yourself at the entrance, or book your place online via TryBooking (https://www.trybooking.com/BNGQF).

Please wear your face mask and follow the recommended COVID guidelines in the Church.


Mass at St Jude's - Registration Still Required

 

Mass at St Jude’s

 Now that we are in the Last Step of restrictions, Mass can be celebrated in the church with 150 participants.

·         For our weekend Masses only, please continue to pre-register using trybooking  https://www.trybooking.com/BLWWV.  Register by 12:00 pm on Saturday for the Saturday 6:00 pm Mass and by 10:00 pm Saturday for the Sunday morning Masses. 

·         For our weekday Masses only, please ensure your name is recorded on the sheet provided as you enter the church and place a tick besides the Mass you are attending.

To comply with our on-going contact tracing requirements, we encourage you to arrive at Mass a little earlier to attend to these administrative tasks.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.

For parishioners who are unable to register directly with trybooking, please email your booking to massrequest.stjudes@gmail.com or call the Parish Office (9763 7302) between 9:15 am to 2:30 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please provide the Mass time you wish to attend, and the names and contact numbers of those attending.

A face mask must still be worn during Mass (unless you have a medical exemption), and physical distancing maintained.  Holy Communion will be distributed in the hand only, as per Archdiocese Guidelines.  You can also assist us by helping to sanitise/wipe down the pews after Mass with the spray bottles provided.

 

Christmas Mass Times at St Jude’s

As we countdown to Christmas, please also note our Christmas Mass times:

·         Christmas Eve, 24 December 6:00 pm

·         Christmas Eve, 24 December 9:00 pm

·         Christmas Eve, 24 December 11:00 pm

·         Christmas Day, 25 December 8:30 am

·         Christmas Day, 25 December 10:30 am

Subject to Victoria government restrictions, we may still need to be compliant with contact tracing requirements, so please stay tuned for details.  If you know of friends and family who would typically attend our Christmas Masses, please let them know that we will likely have restrictions on the numbers that can attend and that pre-registration may be necessary.

 The Liturgy Team

St. Judes YouTube Channel and Online Masses

Weekend Mass, celebrated by Fr Mark, is being filmed and recorded each week at St Jude’s and can be viewed online from each Saturday evening from 6pm onwards, via the St Jude's YouTube Channel.

The Mass can be viewed on our Parish website http://pol.org.au/scoresby or our YouTube Channel, which can be found by searching for “st judes scoresby” in YouTube, or clicking on this link: St Jude’s YouTube Channel

Subscribe to the YouTube channel to be notified when new Masses become available.


Watch Mass Online

2nd Sunday in Advent - 6th December 2020

This Mass will be available from 6:00 pm on Saturday, 5th December 2020.

1st Sunday in Advent - 29th November 2020

This Mass will be available from 6:00 pm on Saturday, 28 November 2020.

Mass of Remembrance - 24th November 2020

Each year at St. Jude's, we remember those who have died in a Mass of Remembrance. Join Rev. Mark Reynolds as we celebrate, pray for and remember those dear to us.

This Mass will be available from 6:00 pm on Tuesday, 24 November 2020.

For previous Masses please look in the St Jude's YouTube Channel.

Knox Deanery

The parish of St Jude's includes the areas of Scoresby, Knoxfield and Wantirna South.

St Jude's Parish is a member of Knox Deanery and part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Mission Statement

In a spirit of Pastoral Outreach of St. Jude's Parish,

we, the people of the parish, are called to

" Serve the Lord with Joy ".


We respect diversity and welcome all who

choose to belong to our community.


By sharing our gifts and resources generously,

we support and encourage all people who come our way.


Let all our voices be heard in a spirit of openness that fosters ongoing

communication across our Parish.

 

Are you new to St. Jude's?

 

 

Welcome! We hope you find our web pages helpful.

 

We respect diversity and welcome all who choose to belong to our community.

 

Visitors are always welcome to our services. Please do feel free to introduce yourself to the Priest in service or contact us in writing of your visit. We would love to hear from you.

 

If you prefer, you may enter your details into the New Parishioners book that is located in the church foyer, or telephone our Parish Office on 9763 7302.

 

If there is any area which you would like to become involved in the life of the Parish, please don't hesitate to say.

 

We hope that we shall get to know you and see you participating in the life of our community that is St Jude's Parish.

Upcoming Events

St Jude's Community Centre

Telephone:

 

(03) 9763 7302
Tuesday - Thursday9:15amto2:45pm

Email:

scoresby@cam.org.au

Street Address:

51 George Street, Scoresby
(Mel 72 G5)

Postal Address:

St Jude's Parish
c/- Community Centre Bookings
49 George Street
Scoresby VIC 3179

The Venue

The venue offers first class facilities for hire for board meetings to special events, weddings, special occasions, social gatherings, weekly meetings to corporate dinners and presentations.

 

The centre offers a superb Reception Room with an adjoining entrance foyer, a Boardroom, Meeting Rooms, Theatrette and a well appointed community hall with a large stage. The commercial kitchen offers state of the art equipment for small to large catering.

 

The Centre is perfect for wide range of activities from group meetings, social functions, exhibitions, specialty activity groups, award presentations or training seminars with wheelchair access throughout the centre and off street car parking.

 

The formal reception room is fully equipped with a portable dance floor, mood lighting, PA and sound system, formal tables and chairs and elegant tableware.


The Facilities

 

Main Hall

Theatre seating for 450, Dinner seating for 300

(Stage, PA and sound system, private entrance & kitchen access)

 

Boardroom/Meeting Room 2

Board table seating up to 14

(Individually controlled heating and cooling, tea/coffee making facility)

 

Meeting Room 1

Seating up to 14

(Individually controlled heating and cooling, tea/coffee making facility)

 

Theatrette

Tiered seating up to 40

(Individually controlled heating and cooling, tea/coffee making facility)

 

Formal Reception Room

Formal dining seating up to 120 guests, theatre seating for 125.

(Individually controlled heating and cooling, portable parquetry dance floor, mood lighting, PA and sound system, formal tables and chairs and elegant tableware)

 

 

 

The Perfect Venue for an Intimate Formal Wedding

 

Situated in the grounds of St Jude's Catholic Church the reception centre offers seating for formal dining up to 120 guests. The room is fully equipped with a portable parquetry dance floor, mood lighting, PA and sound system and also includes formal tables and chairs and elegant tableware.

 

The foyer and reception room are simple and elegant, allowing for the special nature of your desired decor effect to be achieved.

 

Separate private rooms are available for the bridal party gathering and changing room if required.

 

For weddings the centre facilities are not double booked to ensure that you have the whole facility to yourself on your special day.

 

The centre offers wheelchair access and off-street parking for guests. Our list of preferred caterers offers extreme versatility in their offerings and pricing to ensure that your individual needs, budget and wishes are accommodated. The caterers can also provide service staff if required.

St Jude's
49 George Street, Scoresby, Vic 3179
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