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December Bethany Gathering Letter - Out Now
Just out
To download the current December issue (#189) please click here.
You will require a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader (available for free) in order to open the downloaded file.
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Weekly Parish Update from the Archdiocese of Melbourne
The Archdiocese of Melbourne has a weekly publication titled “Parish Update” with a lot of information on events in Parishes within the Archdiocese.
This publication can be accessed through the following link -
Please note that this link changes weekly.
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
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Message from Fr. Frank
His Grace Archbishop Denis Hart has advised me that Fr. Albert Yogarajah has been appointed Parish Priest of St. Andrew's Parish, Werribee as of midday on 25th January 2018.
Please see the Parish Take Away sheet for details, which can be picked up from the church or emailed to you.
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St. Andrew's Notices
Appointment to Pastor Emeritus
Father Frank Retirement
Assistant Priest changes
Senior's Afternoon Tea
Other notices
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St. Andrew's AGM 2017 Booklet
2017 AGM Booklet
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Wyndham Interfaith Network – Places of Worship Tour
On Wednesday 3rd May 2017, a group of 26 Wyndham residents took part in the Places of Worship Tour. Wyndham Council organised a bus for interested residents to visit The Werribee Islamic Centre, The Church of Latter Day Saints and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. St. Andrew’s was the first stop on the tour and we gave a brief history of the parish and our churches. We talked about the architecture of the church and points of interest, such as the stain glass windows, the tabernacle, the confessionals etc. There was also discussion about Catholic beliefs and traditions.
It was a great session with people of other faiths asking interesting questions. It was a great opportunity to open our doors to others and to hear about other faiths as well.
The Wyndham Interfaith Network will be organising more of these tours in the future.
Interfaith Tour
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Entertainment Book Fundraiser
2017 Entertainment Book
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St. Andrew's Playgroup
The playgroup meets every Tuesday from 9.30am to 11am
Penola Hub, 33 Mortimer Street, Werribee.
It does not meet during school holidays.
If you are interested please contact the Parish Office.
Ph. 9741 4144 or eMail
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St. Andrew's Parish Primary School Enrolments for 2018
Enrolments for our 5 Catholic Primary Schools open on 1st March 2017 until the end ofApril 2017.
All our five Primary Schools are strictly zoned.
Parents are invited to visit each school’s website for more information and to determine which school you are zoned to.
If you do not have internet access, please ring the school.
Fr. Frank P.P.
Mackillop College Enrolments for 2018
Enrolments for 2018 will close on 17th February 2017
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Divine Mercy Group
The group will commence on Friday, 3rd February 2017.
For all enquiries please contact Philomen Fernandes ℅ the Parish Office.
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Godstart in 2017
GodStart is a fun and dynamic “Pray” Group for two to five year olds and their carers. Children learn about their faith through Bible stories, craft, music, dance and prayer.
Please note the change of day and time for 2017.
It will be held every FOURTH FRIDAY of the month.
We will commence on:
Friday, 24th February 2017 at the NEW TIME of 12.30pm – 2.30pm.
If you are interested in attending or if you have any questions, please contact Susanne Sweeny ℅ the Parish Office.
All welcome!
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Students - RCIS
Assistant Priest Fr. Darien will be conducting workshops for Secondary Students residing within the Parish of St. Andrew’s and wishing to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and/or Confirmation in 2017.
Workshops will commence during the month of April and will conclude in August 2017.
Please contact the Parish Office on 9741 4144 or for more information and to leave your details.
Thank you.
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Casserole Bank
A heartfelt thanks to all who continue to contribute to the Casserole Bank.
Your help is very much appreciated by many members of our parish community.
We are grateful to accept casseroles, pastas, soups etc., with an ingredients list attached.
Please use ice-cream containers or non returnable containers.
Anyone wishing to contribute can leave casseroles at the Parish Office during office hours.
For pick ups or enquiries please contact Marthese on 9741 4144.
Casseroles Required!
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Parish Fair Update
To find out all about the sponsors and the results of the recent St. Andrews Parish Fair, please visit the Fair webpage by clicking here.
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Werribee Car Wash Fund Raising for St. Andrew's
Car Wash Fund Raising
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If you can spare a few hours to help out with the St. Andrew's Fair, or anything else around the Parish, please contact the Parish Office during office hours.
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Regular Groups that YOU can become involved in
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Rev. George Piech Meat (Deacon)
Rev. George Piech Meat (Deacon) will be assisting the Sudanese Parish Community of St. Andrew’s. He will be available at our parish the first & third Tuesday of each month, from 12pm to 8pm, in the Church Meeting Room ministering among Sudanese families. If you wish to make an appointment to see Rev. George or to arrange for a home visit you can contact him via the Parish Office.
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Home Based Religious Education Program at St. Andrew's Parish
All parents of children attending non Catholic Primary Schools who are interested in their child attending the Sacramental Program are asked to give their details to the Parish Office on 97414144 or email The program is conducted for children in Grade 3 Pre-Sacrament, Reconciliation Grade 4, Eucharist Grade 5 and Confirmation Grade 6.
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Children's Liturgy of the Word
Children of all ages are invited to attend Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 11am Mass, continuing throughout the year except during school holidays. After the Opening Prayer, the children leave the church to hear the Gospel proclaimed at their level. Parents can attend with the little ones. If you would like to be involved, please contact the Parish Office on 9741 4144.
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