This Sunday – ANZAC Church Service

This Sunday, 22 April, we will have special service to commemorate ANZAC day at 9.30 with Fr Brett Williams, the RSL chaplain. There will take place at the 9.30 mass, and there will be a short service at the War Shrine outside at 11 am with representatives of the other churches. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is morning tea afterwards. There is Evensong at 4 pm, this is just a simple said service from the Book of Common Prayer, with its wonderful 16th C English.

Greek Group

The group meets next at 9.45 on Thursday, 19 April in the Parish Hall. We will continue our reading of the Book of Job in Greek.

St George’s Day

A reminder for the diary – our St George’s Day is being kept on Sunday 29 April – the main Mass is at 10.30 am. Our guest preacher will be Deacon Scott Mudd of the Diocese of the Murray. We will be celebrating that day the he blessing of the new Shrine to St Lucy in memory of Mary Lawrence.

Fellowship Group

The St George’s Fellowship Group will meet next on Tuesday 1st May at 1pm. For this meeting, can you all bring along something that you find inspiring –  a book, poem, object or whatever that has special meaning for you. This should lead to some good discussion amongst us all. We will conclude with afternoon tea as usual. All welcome.

ABM Film Morning

ABM is having a film morning at the Capri Cinema on Wednesday 2 May, for the popular movie “Finding Your Feet. 9.45 morning tea, 10 organ recital, and 10.30 am the film. All tickets $12.

Gregorian Chant Group

We meet next on Wednesday, 2 May.

History Month

The church will be open in history month in May with a display of vestments. The times and dates are Saturday 5 May 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. Sunday 6 May 11.30 to 4.00 pm. Thursday 10 May 1.00 to 7.00 pm. Saturday 12 May 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. Sunday 13 May 11.30 to 4.00 pm.

Monthly Requiem

Every month, usually on the first Friday, we remember at a special requiem all those whose year’s mind falls in that month, the recently departed, and any others for whom prayers are requested. The next monthly requiem is Friday 4 May. Please let Fr Scott know if you wish any names to be added to the list.

Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham

This meets next on Saturday 5 May at 9 am for mass followed by a shared breakfast.

Education Association

This meets next Sunday 6 May, 2018 at 11 am.

Parish Council

Parish Council meets next on Sunday 13 May, 2018 at 11 am.

Benedictine Oblates Meeting

The Benedictine Oblates meet next at St George’s on 12 May at 11 am at St George’s for mass then a shared lunch.

We then meet on 12 May, 9 June,  July 14.

St Benedict’s Day

We will keep this the Saturday near the feast of St Benedict on 11 July.

St Benedict is considered by many to be the founding father of religious orders in the Western Church. The Rule that he wrote for his community of monks in the 5th century is still relevant in today’s world for monastics and lay people alike.

Each year we invite members of religious orders, together with oblates and associates, to join us for a Mass in honour of St Benedict. This is followed by a shared lunch in the Parish Hall.

In 2017 we had Archdeacon Michael Whting preach for us and the renewal of oblation vows. In 2018 the Archbishop will be our guest preacher.