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September 2017

Saturday
09
Sep

Pizza with Sam – A night for teenagers

Venue: Online via Internet [Zoom]

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Pastoral Council

Sam Clear Source: http://www.walk4one.com/sam-clear/ Saturday 9th September in the St Roch's Hall. 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Come and hear Sam Clear's amazing story of walking from one side of the world to the other as he encouraged Christians to unite with each other. Pizza will be provided.

Sunday
10
Sep

St Roch’s Adult Faith Night in St Roch’s Hall

Venue: Online via Internet [Zoom]

Time: 6:00 PM

Coordinators:Parish Pastoral Council

Engaging a Salvation Army conference in Sydney, NSW Source: http://www.walk4one.com/sam-clear/   Samuel Clear is coming to speak!! Save the date - 6.00 p.m. Sunday 10th September in the St Roch's Hall. Topic: "Walk 4 One" “…that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us.” John 17:21   On ‘one given Sunday’, a young Tasmanian pledged himself to a mission: Samuel Clear would walk around the world—yes, the world—in an effort to…

October 2017

Monday
09
Oct

Year Five and Six Mass with the Parish

Venue: Year Five and Six Mass with the Parish

Time: 8:00 AM

November 2017

Sunday
26
Nov

2017 Ladies’ Golf Day and Dinner

Venue: Golf: Malvern Valley Golf Course. Dinner: Malvernvale Hotel

Time: 10:30 AM

Coordinators:Jennie Ball

All ladies from St Cecilia's and St Roch's Parishes are welcome to join in the annual Ladies' Golf Day and Dinner. When: Sunday, 26th November 2017 Starting at: Malvern Valley Golf, commencing at 10:30 a.m. Dinner at: St Roch's Parish Hall at 5:45 p.m. All ladies are welcome to play golf ($28) and/or attend the dinner ($34). Payments are to be made to Jennie Ball on the day or evening.  Soft drinks will be provided but BYO alcohol. Any enquiries to Jennie Ball…

February 2018

Wednesday
21
Feb

Adult Formation Evening – Wednesday 21st February at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex

Venue: Narthex

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Priest

Parishioners have spoken about their desire to have a more regular opportunities to learn more about their faith, to be reminded of aspects learnt years ago and to be able to discuss various questions that challenge us in our living of the Catholic Faith. Beginning in February we will gather monthly for an evening of faith formation starting with the topic: Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man "The strange and dangerous words of Jesus of Nazareth set up a drama…

March 2018

Thursday
01
Mar

Adult Faith Night – Thursday 1 March at 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Online via Internet [Zoom]

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Priest

On Thursday 1 March at 7.30 pm in St Roch’s Parish Hall, the  Hon. Tim Fischer AC, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and the Former Australian Ambassador to the Holy See. More details to come!! Save the date ...    

Wednesday
28
Mar

Adult Formation Evening – Wednesday 28th March at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex

Venue: Narthex

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Priest

Adult Formation Evening—Wednesday 28th March at 7.30 p.m. in the narthex Topic: Happy Are We: The Teachings of Jesus The revelation of Jesus as God is accompanied by a stunning invitation to a unique new way of life, explained in the teachings of Jesus. To every generation, the words of Jesus have proven fascinating, disorienting, sometimes confounding, deeply transformative, and always unforgettable. Bishop Barron highlights the Beatitudes, the path of non-violence and lessons of forgiveness, care for the poor and our…

April 2018

Wednesday
11
Apr

Adult Formation Evening – Wednesday 11th April at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex

Venue: Narthex

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Priest

Adult Formation Evening—Wednesday 11th April at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex Topic: That Than Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought: The Ineffable Mystery of God Bishop Barron considers St. Anselm’s description of God as “that than which nothing greater can be thought,” and goes on to explain St. Thomas Aquinas’ arguments which support the claim that God truly exists. He also speaks from the Catholic tradition about the nature of God and the challenging question of evil and the existence of…

May 2018

Wednesday
23
May

Adult Formation Evening – Wednesday 23rd May at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex

Venue: Narthex

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Priest

Adult Formation Evening—Wednesday 23rd May at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex Topic: Episode 4 - Our Tainted Nature's Solitary Boast: Mary, The Mother of God In this episode, Bishop Barron masterfully correlates the Catholic Faith’s testimony to the revelation of God in Christ with the vivid practices of reverence offered to his Mother. Mary is explained as “an on-going presence, an actor in the life of the Church.” Bishop Barron journeys to the humble remains of Mary’s house in Nazareth, to…

June 2018

Saturday
02
Jun

St Roch’s Refugee Support Fundraiser – Pie & Pint Trivia Night

Venue: Online via Internet [Zoom]

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Peta Taylor

ST ROCH’S REFUGEE SUPPORT FUNDRAISER —PIE & & PINT NIGHT Date: Saturday, 2nd of June Time: 7.30pm Venue: St. Roch’s School Hall Tables of 8 (join a table or create your own table) Cost: $30 per person or Family ticket (4 people with children 15 years and above) The cost includes pie, pint, trivia and 1 raffle ticket. The event will be professionally hosted by Funky Bunch Trivia Tickets can be purchased by either online via TryBooking using the link https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=376242&bof=1…

Wednesday
27
Jun

Adult Formation Evening – Wednesday 27th June at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex

Venue: Narthex

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Priest

Adult Formation Evening—Wednesday 23rd May at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex Episode 5 - The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure Bishop Barron calls Peter and Paul “two indispensable men, the ones without whom the church never would have emerged and survived.” In telling each man’s story, Bishop Barron shows how the Holy Spirit worked through all the apostles and disciples to build the Church. Following the trail of these apostles as they took the Gospel to the…

July 2018

Wednesday
18
Jul

Adult Formation Evening – Wednesday 18th July at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex

Venue: Narthex

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Priest

Adult Formation Evening—Wednesday 18th July May at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex Episode 6 - A Body Both Suffering And Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and The Church Clearly answering the question, “What is the Church?” Bishop Barron presents the reality of the Church as “one, holy, catholic and apostolic.” The Body of Christ can be seen on earth from the Church’s center in Rome to the cities of New York, Sao Paolo, Manila, Namugongo and Uganda, while still…

August 2018

Wednesday
22
Aug

Adult Formation Evening – Wednesday 22nd August at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex

Venue: Narthex

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Priest

Adult Formation Evening—Wednesday 22nd August at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex Episode 7 - Word Made Flesh, True Bread Of Heaven: The Mystery of The Liturgy and The Eucharist Bishop Barron explores the ancient practices of the Church’s worship that endure to this very day, and the notion that “all value is summed up in the liturgy, the supreme act by which we commune with God.” Considered by the Catholic Faith to be “the source and summit” of its identity and…

September 2018

Wednesday
12
Sep

Adult Formation Evening – Wednesday 12th September at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex

Venue: Narthex

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Priest

Adult Formation Evening—Wednesday 12th September at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex Episode 8 - A Vast Company Of Witnesses: The Communion Of Saints The story of the Church is told in the examples of those men and women who dedicated their lives to knowing and serving Jesus Christ. The Catholic Faith is made visible in real human lives. Bishop Barron gives consideration to some of the Church’s greatest heroes, and demonstrates how their extraordinary examples display both the passion and…

Sunday
16
Sep

St Roch’s Parish School Art Exhibition — Sunday 16 September from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Venue: St Roch’s School

Time: 10:00 AM

Coordinators:TBC

St Roch’s Parish School Art Exhibition — Sunday 16 September at 10 a.m. All parishioners are welcome to come after the Sunday morning 9 a.m. Mass and view the art exhibition of our parish school children, and enjoy morning tea on Sunday 16 September. All welcome.  

Sunday
23
Sep

Musical Soirée – A refugee support fundraiser – held at St Joseph’s Malvern

Venue: St Joseph’s Hall

Time: 2:00 PM

Cost:$25.00

Coordinators:Peta Taylor

St Roch's parishioners are warmly welcomed to join parishioners at St Joseph's Malvern for a "Musical Soirée with afternoon tea" Sunday 23 September in the St Joseph's Hall.  Tickets on sale for $25 - with proceeds going to St Joseph's Refugee Support Group. Date: 23rd of September 2018 Venue: St Joseph’s School Hall Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $25 per ticket This event provides an afternoon of music, afternoon tea and the chance to catch up with friends from…

October 2018

Wednesday
31
Oct

Adult Formation Evening – Wednesday 31st October at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex

Venue: Narthex

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Priest

Adult Formation Evening—Wednesday 31st October at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex Episode 9 - The Life of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit In this lesson, Bishop Barron explores Catholic spirituality, which is centered on prayer. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “Prayer is the lifting up of the mind and the heart to God.” On pilgrimage to the places where the great saints and spiritual masters lived, Bishop Barron explores the different types of prayer: contemplation;…

November 2018

Sunday
25
Nov

2018 Ladies’ Golf Day and Dinner

Venue: Golf: Malvern Valley Golf Course. Dinner: Malvernvale Hotel

Time: 11:30 AM

Coordinators:Jennie Ball

LADIES’ OF ST ROCH’S & ST CECILIA’S ANNUAL GOLF DAY AND DINNER —25 NOVEMBER 2018 The Ladies’ Golf Day is on next Sunday (25th November) at Malvern Valley Golf Course Teeing off commencing at 10:30 a.m., with the dinner being held in St Roch’s Parish Hall commencing at 5:45 p.m. All ladies are welcome to attend the dinner, whether they played golf or not. Cost: Golf & Dinner $ 54.00; Dinner only $ 25.00. Further details contact Jennie Ball on…

Wednesday
28
Nov

Adult Formation Evening – Wednesday 28th November at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex

Venue: Narthex

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Priest

Adult Formation Evening—Wednesday 28th November at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex Episode 10 - World Without End: The Last Things Explore the Church’s conviction that life here and now is preparation for an extraordinary world that is yet to come – a supernatural destiny. Bishop Barron presents the Catholic vision of death, judgment, heaven, hell and purgatory as he journeys to Florence, Ireland and Rome. The vision of the Church sees beyond this world and invites us to consider a…

December 2018

Monday
03
Dec

Adult Faith Night – Monday 3 December at 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Online via Internet [Zoom]

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinators:Parish Priest

    "Guiding stars " Christine Campbell was baptised and brought up at St Oliver Plunkett’s parish, Pascoe Vale, before attending St Colomba’s College in Essendon. She served in the Victorian Parliament as the Member for Pascoe Vale from March 1996 until November 2014. Christine was successively the Minister for Community Services, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Minister for Senior Victorians. We are blessed to have Christine coming to visit and share her story. Please add your names to the…