REGISTERING YOUR ATTENDANCE AT MASS:
We now have a QR code available for parishioners to use to record their attendance at Mass. If you have a smart phone, you only need to scan in the QR code, and register your name via your phone. Your details are recorded directly with the Department of Health and Human Services.
If you do not own a smart phone, then do not fear. You may record your name and phone number on the attendance sheets provided using either your own pen or a ‘clean’ pen. Please arrive to Mass 15-20 minutes early to ensure your attendance is recorded
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR:
Our Parish is joining with other parishes across the Diocese in this exciting seminar. The dates for the gatherings held at 10:30am in our Parish church are as follows:
April 29 The Father’s Love
May 06 The Joy of the Gospel
May 13 The Gift of the Spirit
May 20 Unwrapping God’s Gift
May 27 Living in the Spirit.
Other sessions will be held in Drouin on April 17, May 22
and June 19 at St Ita’s Parish, Drouin.
Please come along and see for yourself what God wants to
do in your life
It’s the end of an era for us. Sr Doreen will be leaving Traralgon to take up residence in the Corpus Christi Retirement Village, Clayton, and will be leaving us on May 15, 2021.
We are in need of manpower to help move Sr Doreen and her chattels on May 15.
The Parish will hold a Mass of thanksgiving for Doreen’s presence here amongst us on Sunday May 09 at 10:30am, followed by a morning tea and cuppa in the hall.
SUPPORTING ONE ANOTHER AND OUR PARISH:
As we figure out how to ‘be parish’ in this time with restricted Masses in our Church, we need to remember:
– our prayer and spiritual life
– our commitment to and support for our Parish
– our community.
In this time of uncertainty, please remember our priests and religious in your prayers. Our priests are financially supported by our weekly Presbytery (first) collections, and these expenses will still need to be met.
Parishioners are asked to make donations by electronic transfer to St Michael’s Parish Traralgon Presbytery Account, BSB 083 879 Account Number 48906 6098.
Our Parish will still need to pay our utility bills, our wages bills, rates and insurances. We meet these costs through the Planned Giving Program. Parishioners who currently give via the weekly envelopes are asked to consider altering their giving to Direct Debit giving to enable our Parish to continue.
Direct Debit Giving forms are available at the office, please phone or email and we can get one to you. Anyone wishing to make a general donation to our parish can do so by electronic transfer to St Michael’s Parish Traralgon Church Account, BSB 083 879, Account Number 48885 1289. Please let me know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you decide to do this.
If you are wanting to request a Mass Offering, then please place your donation in an envelope, and clearly mark:-
1. The name of the person(s) for whom you wish to offer the Mass.
2. Whether it’s a death anniversary, or recent death.
3. Your name, contact number and email.
The envelopes can be ‘posted’ through the mail slot beside the front door of the Parish Office.
Please look out for those in our community who are the most vulnerable and could be in need of our support. Let the Office know if you know of anyone in need.
Sincere thanks to those parishioners who have dropped in their Giving Envelopes, made payments via electronic means, and are keeping all our parish community firmly in their prayers
OUR PARISH ‘APP’
Our St Michael’s Parish Traralgon ‘App’ is ready! Availability of Mass times, parish information, bulletins and events and much more right on your phone!
Download it from here:
Anyone wishing to have information included in the Bulletin needs to have the information to the Parish Office by midday on the preceding Thursday.