Community Announcements

Youth Mass at St Michael’s Parish

Youth Mass at St Michael’s Parish Ashburton March 2nd 2013. Students in Year 7 are invited to St Michael’s first Youth Mass for 2013 on Saturday 2nd March at 6:30pm in St Michael’s Church.

Fr Hien is especially looking forward to welcoming back students from St Michael’s School who are now attending Year 7 in our surrounding Catholic Schools and to meeting any new young people from Year 7 who wish to attend. Please gather at 6:15pm in the Hub for Mass at 6:30pm. Following Mass everyone is invited to the Hub for pizza, films and social gathering. The night will conclude at 9:00pm. Cost: $5.00 payable at door. For catering purposes please RSVP to


Married couples, we encourage you to prioritise your relationship. It underpins your family life. Please join us for a Marriage Encounter weekend. Our weekend helps you to remember why you married and gives you skills to maintain your love for each other.

Couples and a priest present the weekend. It is based around catholic values but you don’t need to be catholic to attend. There is no group sharing.

Our next weekends in 2013 are on: 19-21 April, 14-16 June and 9-11 August in Melbourne.For further information and bookings contact Marianne & Marcel Van den Bronk (03) 9733 0997 or Email



World Education Program (WEP) is inviting you to experience another culture in your own home by becoming a volunteer host family to an international student arriving in July 2013.

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is a not-for-profit secondary exchange organisation which is registered with education & regulatory authorities in each State and Territory. You can find out more about our organisation by visiting

If students and their families have any questions about hosting an exchange student or would like to view profiles of students arriving from other countries, they can respond to this email, call our office on 1300 135 331 or visit our website. Our staff members will be happy to discuss which student might be best suited to their family. No obligation.

Umpiring in the SMJFL

The South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) is pleased to offer young men & women of secondary school age an unique opportunity to become an umpire.

You are invited to go to the SMJFL website ( and follow the links,