Community Notices

Family Christmas Eve Mass at Montmorency


At last weekend’s Masses at St Francis Xavier there was clearly disappointment that the outdoor Mass on Christmas Eve on the oval was now scheduled to take place in the church. 


The outdoor mass has long been a tradition in the parish and clearly a great success in the number of people who came long. 


In view of this, is it possible to re-think a way of still keeping the outdoor Christmas Mass, even if it’s a different venue? Holy Trinity Parish Primary School may well be the venue. 


To further discuss this and to see if we have a team of people who can organise the set-up and clean-up as well as the liturgy itself, anyone prepared to help is invited to come to a brief meeting after the 10:30am Mass this Sunday 8th December in the Church. 


If you are not able to come, but can help in any way, please either phone the parish on 9435 2178 or email

Christmas Tree Sales



Kadasig Christmas Hamper Drive

The Kadasig Christmas Drive is your chance to give a gift that gives and then gives again. Choose a special something this Christmas for someone in need and you’ll also get a gift certificate to give to your own family member/friend for all the goodness of giving twice!

Kadasig Gift Certificates can be used for:

Christmas Hamper $40 (includes 5kg rice, spam, fresh fruit and vegetables, long life milk, milo, fresh meat, towels and more)

25kg sack of rice $35

Menstrual hygiene kit $20

Medical care $20

House repairs $40

Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner $10

Send a child to summer camp $40

When you purchase one of these gift certificates you can request either a physical printed certificate or an electronic version to gift to your loved one. Please let us know which you would prefer.

For more information or to purchase a certificate contact:

Maree: 0430 549 516 or

Juanita: 0409 514 565 or

Then please transfer to:

Kadasig No 2 Account; BSB. 083276; A/c No. 172040420

Transaction Description: YOUR SURNAME & ITEM eg SMITH 2HAMPERS

Did you know that 100% of profits raised from the Kadasig Christmas Drive each year goes directly to the cause! Now that is festive!


'Expressions of Interest'

Greeting SFX families, as you know there is a beautiful relationship between your school, our parish and the Kadasig Aid & Development programs in the Philippines. In recent years there have been two social outreach visits to the Philippines by a student & parent. In recent times I have been asked by several parents about any further visits. Following a meeting of  leaders it was decided to ask for 'Expressions of Interest' from any families who may be interested. The student would need to be in Grade 5 & upwards. The trip would be for 2 weeks and exposure to many & varied situations are part of the outreach. Parents need to feel that their child could manage & benefit from such a trip. For an 'Expression of Interest' registration  please send parent & child's name, age of child, mobile number & email address & address to me. For more detail please email: 

Glenys Gayfer: or  0411 196 395

Philippines Volunteer