Saint Timothy’s Final resting place … Termoli Cathedral (images) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Termoli, in the province of Campobasso, central Italy. The dedication is to the Purification of the
Virgin Mary, but is commonly ascribed to Saints Bassus and Timothy, patrons of the city.
It is the seat of the Bishop of Termoli-Larino.
Born at Lystra, Lycaenia, Timothy was the son of a Greek father and Eunice, a converted Jewess. He joined St. Paul when Paul preached at Lystra replacing Barnabas, and became Paul’s close friend and confidant. Paul allowed him to be circumcised to placate the Jews, since he was the son of a Jewess, and he then accompanied Paul on his second missionary journey. When Paul was forced to flee Berea because of the enmity of the Jews there, Timothy remained, but after a time was sent to Thessalonica to report on the condition of the Christians there and to encourage them under persecution, a report that led to Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians when he joined Timothy at Corinth. Timothy and Erastus were sent to Macedonia in 58, went to Corinth to remind the Corinthians of Paul’s teaching, and then accompanied Paul into Macedonia and Achaia. Timothy was probably with Paul when the Apostle was imprisoned at Caesarea and then Rome, and was himself imprisoned but then freed. According to tradition, he went to Ephesus, became its first bishop, and was stoned to death there when he opposed the pagan festival of Katagogian in honor of Diana. Paul wrote two letters to Timothy, one written about 65 from Macedonia and the second from Rome while he was in prison awaiting execution. His feast day is January 26.
29 April 2022
24 April 2022
22 April 2022
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Information Updated: 22 April 2022, 12.00pm
17 April 2022
Easter Time: The Easter season is meant to be a great time of joy. This joy is naturally shared with others and over the centuries Christians have expressed it in different ways. For example, Christians in many parts of the world will greet each other with the “Paschal Greeting” = Greeter says “Christ is risen!” Person being greeted replies “He is risen, indeed!” It is much more than a “Happy Easter,” and relates the joy one has on account of the resurrection of Jesus. The custom was originally developed within the context of the liturgy and is still maintained by Eastern Christians today.
A GENEROUS THANKYOU to all Parishioners and especially to those Parishioners who prepared, executed and celebrated Lent and Easter this year. Our time together has been rich in prayer, symbolism and fruits. May all our efforts continue to bring about the holiness our Heavenly Father aspires for all of us, personally and communally.
8 April 2022
As you know Corrie has recently retired from her position as Part-time Parish Secretary due to family responsibilities. This week Millicent has also retired from her position as Part-time Parish Bursar due to family responsibilities. We are grateful to both Women for everything they did so diligently and faithfully during their time with us in their respective roles. Corrie has advised that she wants to continue in a voluntary capacity when she can and in whatever way(s) best helps the Parish. Mai Nguyen has offered to assist in a voluntary capacity with some Pastoral and administrative responsibilities and we are grateful for her willingness to be of service to the Parish in this way. This transition time will be challenging for all of us, so please be patient as we all move forward. I am not that far away, only a phone call … 03 9877 2292 if you need me.
Gentle regards, Fr Gerard P.P.
7 April 2022
22 March 2022
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18 March 2022
Perspectives on Lent ~ Loyola Press.
2 March 2022
Ash Wednesday preparations at St Timothy’s Primary School (click on this link)
25 February 2022
24 February 2022
18 February 2022: Our Parish COVID Plan
Good afternoon everyone,
As you may be aware, from 6:00pm tonight, Friday 18 February, QR Code check-in for places of worship will no longer be required.
However, there are a couple of important points to keep in mind until we have further clarification:
* Staff and Volunteers within the Parish setting, and its outreach, are still required to be ‘fully vaccinated’ or ‘up to date’ with their vaccination (have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid medical exemption). This will require them to QR Code check-in at a location within the church or Parish if they are working or ministering during worship.
* Unfortunately for Halls and Offices, the QR Code check-in is still required if the venue isn’t being used for a religious or worship gathering, and those attending need to be fully vaccinated.
As mentioned earlier in the week, random COVID-compliance audit inspections are being undertaken by government authorities. If a safety inspector arrives at your Parish office and you are not ready, you may feel unsure of yourself, and a Parish may risk a significant fine (up to $20,000 for every breach). You are urged to:
1. Check your COVIDsafe plan and update if necessary
2. Ensure your COVIDsafe plan is on hand in an easy-to-find location for all clergy, staff, and volunteers, both in hard copy and electronically.
Guidance can be found at: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/covidsafe-plan
I will send out further updates on the most recent changes as more details emerge. We are also looking into Ash Wednesday and Holy Week, and how the current regulations may be expressed in the varying liturgies.
Please take care.
With kindest regards,
Chancellor of the Archdiocese,
Chief of Staff to the Archbishop
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
15 February 2022
MESSAGE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE: Recently, some of our Parishes have received unannounced visits by Victorian Government Safety Officials checking through compliance with Parish safety management under COVID regulations. This has included: Parish COVIDsafe Plans; COVID safety signage; QR check-in processes; and adherence to vaccination requirements for staff and volunteers including those within Offices and those undertaking ministering in liturgical capacities. You are strongly advised to have everything up-to-date, and to communicate your plans with everyone who works within your community. It is also recommended that a message in Bulletins to guide parishioners and visitors to your website and to the Archdiocesan website for further information could be very helpful.
27 January 2022 Patronal Feast of the Parish
7 January 2022
1 January 2022: Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God
To One and All Parishioners, a Blessed New Year, at Saint Timothy's Forest Hill
16 December 2021
- Saturday evening Vigil: 6.00pm
- Sunday morning: 9.00am
- Sunday evening: 5.00pm in Vietnamese
- Whether you are new to the Parish, or a regular, we welcome your attendance at Mass at any one of the times listed below.
Friday: 10:00 am
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 pm
Vietnamese Mass every Sunday – 5:00 pm
Reconciliation times by appointment.
Fr Gerard is present for updates, contact, queries, to visit, the Sacrament of the Sick, Sacrament of Reconciliation and prayer requests. You can contact him at email@example.com or call 9877 2292.
The Community of St Timothy acknowledges the Wurundjeri People as the traditional owners
of this land.
We also acknowledge the continued deep spiritual attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to this country and commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of Reconciliation.