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  • Kid's Menu - 11 October 2020

    Read 1 Timothy 1.12-17, The Message I’m so grateful to Christ Jesus for making me adequate to do this work. He went out on a limb, you know, in trusting me with this ministry. The only credentials I brought to it were invective and witch hunts and arrogance. But I was treated mercifully because I didn’t know what I was doing—didn’t know Who I was doing it against! Grace mixed with faith and love poured over me and into me. And all because of Jesus. Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I’m proof—Public Sinner Number One—of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy. And now he shows me off—evidence of his endless patience—to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever. Paul is thankful because he considers himself 'Public Sinner Number One' and yet God has shown him great kindness by first saving him and then sending him as God's helper and representative to God's people. Why are you thankful today? How can you show your thankfulness to someone you know and love? How can you show thankfulness to God? Here are a few suggestions ... Primary Age Kids Make a card, write a letter or draw a picture for someone you love to say thanks Do something helpful at home (without being asked) that will show members of your family that you love them Watch the video below and write down on a piece of paper one or two important things that you've learned from the video: You may also like to play the Gratitude Game below or use this picture to remember what's important but gratitude: Secondary Age Kids Thank God that school goes back tomorrow and that we can SEE other people. Is there something you can do for someone at school to show that you are thankful for them? Think about some of the people who might be doing it particularly tough at this time. Is there something we can do to encourage them Try starting a Gratitude Journal. It's hard to be positive at the moment when so many things around us are not as they could be. Set time aside each day to make a list of what you are thankful for. Start with the tiniest details, and write down even just one thing. On days when you’re feeling empty – or just wanting an excuse to smile – go back and read some of your list. Ann Voskamp says it best: “When I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me.” Write a prayer of thanks to God today. Try to be as specific as possible. Check out these tips for writing a great prayer. Want to learn more about Paul's first letter to Timothy, check out the Bible project video here:

  • Pastoral Statement regarding #BlackLivesMatter Rally and Covid-19

    Australia’s first peoples, Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, represent the oldest living continuing culture in the world. And yet, tragically, racial tensions, inequalities and systematic injustice are realities we have lived with for too long. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment rate is 17 times the national average, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people account for almost 30% of those in prison and there have been far too many deaths in custody. The Anglican community of St Catharine’s Caulfield South stand against racism in any form, anywhere. We believe that black lives matter. We pray that the attention surrounding deaths in custody will lead to systemic change, both in America, here in Australia and around the world. We stand with Christians around the world condemning violence and persecution. Attending the #BlackLivesMatter rally in Melbourne on Saturday 6 June posed an ethical dilemma for many Melburnians yesterday, not least of which some members of our Church community. I sympathise with the complexity of this decision in a Covid-19 environment. However we remain committed to the health and safety of all of our members which includes complying with the current Covid-19 restrictions. While the issue of reconciliation and an end to injustice for Indigenous Australians is one that we are rightly passionate about and comitted to, there is also the duty of care for ourselves, our families and communities in relation to Covid-19. I have today communicated with the members of our Church community who attended the rally, or who have come into contact with anyone who attended the rally, they have agreed to comply with one of the following options : Received a negative Covid-19 test result, or Voluntarily quarantine themselves for 14 consecutive days. This advice is consistent with the Chief Medical Officer and the State and Federal governments. If anyone has any concerns in relation to issue, please contact the Lead Pastor directly on 0406 400 338. Adam Cetrangolo Lead Pastor

  • Your Guide to the St Cath's Annual Meeting

    Date: The 2018 St Catharine's Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday 18 November 2018 at 11 am in the Parish Hall. Format: On this day we will have our regular 9.30 am service followed by our Big Breakfast in the Hall. Then we will stay on in the hall for our meeting which will incorporate a message, time of worship, prayer and communion as well as all the formalities of the Annual Meeting. Typically the Annual Meeting receives formal reports from the Treasurer, Churchwardens and Lead Pastor as well as other reports as appropriate. At St Cath's, these additional reports tend to take the form of testimonies of the good work that God has done in the past year. The Electoral Roll Every Anglican Church in Melbourne has an Electoral Roll which is reviewed prior to the Annual Meeting. It is desirable that the Electoral Roll reflect the real regular attendees of the Church. If you are new in the past year or unsure whether you are on the Electoral Roll. Check out the list that has been left in the Church or email Adam and ask. If you are not yet on the Electoral Roll. Please fill out a quick application form here. Being on the Electoral Roll allows you to vote at the Annual Meeting as well as be nominated for formal governance positions. Governance Positions Vacant The vacant positions are as follows: 2 x Members of Parish Council 2 x Churchwardens 2 x Incumbency Committee Members Click on the links to view a position description for each position. The Parish Council is currently comprised of 3 Parish Council members, 3 Churchwardens and the Lead Pastor. Currently these positions are held by the following people: Pam Lannin (pcm), Carlee Hutton (pcm), Noel Thurlow (pcm & Treasurer), Rod Smyth (Churchwarden) and Al Aikman (Churchwarden). Recently Anna Weir resigned, she was also a Churchwarden. More information about these leaders here. A Treasurer is appointed by the Churchwardens at the first Parish Council Meeting. These rolls are two-thirds nominated and one-third appointed. Which means Adam appoints one Churchwarden one Parish Councillor. The Incumbency Committee is a group that meets as needed to appoint a new Lead Pastor or when his/her license is renewed. Currently the membership of this committee is Martin Trainor, Gaie Bracken and Al Aikman. Two positions are nominated (see above) and one Churchwarden is appointed to this committee at the first Parish Council meeting. Action Points: 1. Determine whether you're on the Electoral Roll 2. Consider nominating for a position 3. Save the date for the Annual Meeting: 18 November 2018 at 11 am 4. Let Adam know if you have any questions or you think something should be included on the agenda.

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  • Community Survey | stcaths

    community survey. We would love to hear from you. ​ In 2021 the St Catharine's complex will celebrate 100 years in this location. As well as being a place of worship, it has also hosted a tennis club, a fitness centre, dance schools, an op shop, an adult education centre, concert venue and much much more. What will it look like moving forward? We'd love to hear your thoughts. Please take a minute to fill out the brief survey below.

  • Facility Hire | stcaths

    facility hire. St Catharine's is conveniently located in the heart of Caulfield South and is close to public transport and easy walking distance from Glen Huntly Road. ​ The venue incorporates a large (100 sqm) hall with a new modern kitchen, indoor bathrooms and flexible setup as well as some smaller meeting spaces. ​ The hall is perfect for classes, meetings, small business start-ups, meals and children's parties. ​ Some of the facilities include : Flexible setup (for small events or large parties). AV system, Chairs & tables, Coffee Machine available at no extra cost. New modern kitchen. Beautiful alfresco area to enjoy a good weather. A secure & safe venue for little children. Car park & free street parking. ​ Please check out the hire costs below. ​ A copy of the floor plan, sample agreement and other relevant information can be also be found below. Inspection of the hall is also available by appointment. ​ All expressions of interest may be made via the form below. Typical response time is the same or following business day. ​ We currently also have a professional consulting room available for immediate hire. Details here . ​ ​ ​ St Catharine's Hall Floor Plan St Catharine's Sample Hire Agreement St Catharine's Hall Hire Fee Schedule Thanks! A member of our team will be in touch with you very soon. Send

  • Our Team | stcaths

    our team. adam@stcaths.net.au ADAM CETRANGOLO LEAD PASTOR Adam has had a heart for leadership in the Church for as long as he can remember. After ten years of pastoral ministry in Roman Catholic churches and schools, Adam was ordained in the Melbourne Anglican Diocese of in 2012. He loves his job and especially caring for and training leaders for the Church's future. Adam has studied physics, Italian and two masters degrees in theology and ministry. His idea of fun is eating Italian food with friends, preferably at the beach. He is married to Heather, and together they are the proud parents of Mary, who is 6. molly@stcaths.net.au MOLLY WATTS CHILDREN & FAMILIES PASTOR Molly loves children. She has five younger siblings, and at one time assisted with the care of foster children in her home. She is also a passionate and devoted lover of Christ. Originally from Toowoomba, Molly has volunteered at an international school in India, working with children who suffer with learning difficulties or diability and has also worked in Chidcare. Currently she is studying a Bachelor of Inclusion Support Education at Monash University. Molly enjoys day-trips and practical jokes and has been part of the team since 2019. natasha@stcaths.net.au NATASHA NEWLING WORSHIP PASTOR Natasha (Tash) is a compassionate, energentic and fun young woman who is passionate about God, community, dance, performing arts and working with people. She was baptised at St Cath's in 2017 and has been part of the worship team ever since, taking up the role of Worship Pastor in January 2020. She is a singer/songwriter and keyboardist and currently working on the production of an EP as well as undertaking a Bachelor in Music and Audio Engineering. Tash is orginally from Cronulla NSW, she enjoys making art of any kind, learning new skills, fashion and social events. ccheeseman@shelford.vic.edu.au CLAIRE CHEESEMAN YOUTH INTERN Claire was baptised at St Cath's in 2018 after coming to know Jesus through the Mustard Lunchtime Group at her school. She later attended the St Cath's Youth Ministry School and now has oversight of this ministry. She also serves as secretary on Parish Counil and coordiates our social media. Claire works part-time as School Chaplain at Shelford Girls Grammar as well as undertaking a Science/Commerce degree at Deakin University. She is passionate about the environment, sustainability, fitness and friendship. She is also an avid reader. admin@stcaths.net.au STEPHANIE FROBOSE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INTERN Stephanie (Steph) was baptised at St Cath's in 2018 and has been a dedicated member of our community ever since. She is an actor and an activist, advocating for many and making her voice heard where it counts. At St Cath's she oversees our Community Group ministry and helps develop new initiatives. She is currently studying Community Development and working with Candlelight Productions. Steph is engaged to Daniel (right), she's an extrovert and loves dogs, coffee, parties and learning. daniel@danavard.com DANIEL A'VARD CHURCHWARDEN Daniel was baptised at St Cath's in 2018 and has been a committed and passionate member of our community ever since. Daniel loves people and loves to serve people in any way he can. He is a photographer by trade with an amazing capacity to both capture beautiful shots as well as tell a story with authenticity. Daniel is also a strong advocate of human rights and social equality, ready to lend his name and his time to causes and people groups that need a voice. Daniel is engaged to Stephanie (left). In his spare time he enjoys coffee, good food, nature and did we mention ... coffee? admin@stcaths.net.au RACHEL DECKER CHURCHWARDEN Rachel has been a member of St Cath's since she was married here to John just over 21 years ago. She has seen a lot of change in that time. As well as being a Churchwarden, Rachel is also the Church Organist and Sacristan. When one talks to Rachel it seems as though she had endless knowledge about almost any subject. She has experience in a number of different occupations, and though technically retired, she still supports the aged care sector in multiple ways. Rachel's a mum and a grandma and 'mother hen' to many at St Cath's. Any spare time she has is spent in her garden, knitting or dabbling in art. admin@stcaths.net.au JOHN ENGLEZOS TEAM MEMBER John is one of the newer members of our team and assists as our volunteer Caretaker but in reality he does so much more. By trade John is a spoken word poet, author and performer, John's work centres around notions of hope, identity and wonder. He grew up in a family of five boys, so he has always had an audience. He disliked high school but found his creative voice in art, poetry and performance. When he is not helping out at St Cath's he is also supporting the Fireplace Christian Creative Arts ministry as well as being an active presence in the Melbourne poetry community. John is perhaps best known for his big hugs and endless patience. admin@stcaths.net.au NINA KAMČEV TEAM MEMBER Nina has been attending St Cath's for the past few years and is also a relatively new member of our leadership team this year. Originally from Zagreb in Croatia, and having studied in Cambridge and Zurich, Nina came out to Australia to work as a Research Fellow in the School of Mathematics at Monash University. She has an investigative mind and explores Christianity in the same way, with big questions and a desire for answers. At St Cath's, Nina is the one who 'brings the fun' with social events, fitness and outings. In her spare time, she enjoys rowing and engaging in Australian culture.

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