POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS BISHOP PETER A. COMENSOLI THE NINTH ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE
The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Bishop Peter Andrew Comensoli of the Diocese of Broken Bay as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne. Archbishop-elect Comensoli said he was deeply moved by the Holy Father’s trust in making this appointment. ‘The life of Christian discipleship is a precious gift, developed through hearing and responding to God’s call. In accepting this call to be a new missionary among God’s people of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, I readily acknowledge the great responsibility entrusted to me, along with the frailties I carry,’ he said. ‘To the good people of Melbourne, let me say that you are already in my prayers. As I come among you I place my trust in the tender encouragement of Jesus. We are pilgrims together in the Lord’s vineyard. As we take these first steps in friendship, may we anchor our lives to his Gospel. I look forward to getting to know you. And, as a northerner, I will need some guidance around that mysterious code of football called AFL!’
In announcing the appointment, Pope Francis also accepted Archbishop Denis Hart’s resignation after 17 years as Archbishop of Melbourne. Archbishop Hart will serve as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until the installation of Archbishop-elect Comensoli on Wednesday 1 August.
‘Archbishop Hart described Archbishop-elect Comensoli as ‘a deeply pastoral and faith-filled man’. ‘He will bring many gifts to serve our people. I join the community in the Archdiocese of Melbourne in our prayerful and heartfelt welcome to him,’ said Archbishop Hart.
CHURCH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT
Unfortunately there have been further delays in completion of our church refurbishment project on account of issues found in the main structure of the foyer. This has resulted in new steel structure being designed and installed. Most major issues have now been resolved and the project is progressing well. The next major works relate to roof replacement which is expected to be undertaken in the next two weeks. The Builder and Architect has advised us of a new completion date of end August 2018 subject to normal weather conditions. We are sorry for the inconvenience this delay is causing and thank you for your patience. If there are any further changes to the timetable we will keep parishioners updated.
Building Project Team
Thanksgiving Envelopes, Direct Debit and Credit Card will be available for collection from the hall this weekend. A very big thank you to all the volunteers who work so hard to get this organised in time.
ADULT CHRISTIAN INITIATION AT ST PETER'S PARISH
The St. Peter's adult Christian initiation process, or RCIA, for people wishing to become Catholic, is now open for enrolment of new applicants. The program prepares unbaptised adults 16 years and older for the sacraments of initiation next Easter, and also baptised Christians, who wish to receive the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Catholic Church. The program runs for 9 months to prepare the candidates to receive the sacraments. An appointment for new applicants may be made for Wednesday 18th July from 7:30 to 8:45pm in the Parish Theatrette, 38 Guinane Ave, Hoppers Crossing. If you are interested, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or the RCIA Coordinator Matthew Reuter on 0403 988 629.
HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP GRADUATION
The HSI School of Discipleship complete their second year in our church and will hold their graduation ceremony on Sunday, 8th July. Over 20 members from this year’s school will receive their certificates at the 10:30am mass and the group will be available after mass to share their experiences and for any questions. HSI School of Discipleship is a faith outreach program where members convene to learn more about our catholic faith through prayer, reflection and fellowship.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre
Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass
Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
|2nd & 4th Mondays||Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.|
|Baptisms||1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon|
The first planning meeting for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Saturday, 14th July 2018 at 10:00am in the meeting room off the Church hall. All are welcome to attend.
Bible Study continues in the theatrette on Monday (July 9) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. We are currently at Matthew CH7. New members welcome. Enquiries Royden 0426071375.
YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Are you a young person trying to figure out life and faith? Come and join us for a fun time, real talk and light dinner. All welcome (ages 18-29) so bring your friends! Meet us in the hall Sunday @ 6:00pm. Any questions contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.
CATHOLIC MISSION PROPAGATION OF FAITH APPEAL
There will be a 3rd Collection at all masses next weekend for Catholic Mission Propagation of the Faith Appeal. We thank you for your generosity.
CERTIFICATE II - INFORMATION, DIGITAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY – FREE OF CHARGE
Wyndham City Council is in the process of recruiting candidates for a Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology “free of charge”.
The Course is aimed at young people between 16 -25 years of age and will be delivered both in classrooms and online. What's Involved?
- Become a Victoria University Polytechnic student.
- From July 17, the course will run for three days a week at the VU Polytechnic Werribee, from 11:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday to Thursday with an additional day of online study.
The project aims to build a Community of creative young people and emerging young artists in the city of Wyndham. These young people will be supported to co-design a project that will aim to highlight Community successes and be a voice for young people in Wyndham.
To register, please submit your name, telephone and email address to the Parish Office on 9749 4300 or via email to email@example.com.
We pray for Neville Lawrence, Avis Barber, Jeffrey de los Reyes, Exelsa Tejada, Joseph Addamo and all who passed away recently.
We pray for Frank Johnson, Garnette De Rozario, Ernando Adriano, Pacita Cruz, Raymunda Legaspi, Lucia Baltero, Visitacion Delos Santos, Norah Pritchard, John Edison, Pedro Sotelo, Clarence Dalton. Guiseppe Campione, Agnes Pereira and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Bernard Moynihan, Lito Alinea, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Kath Meddings, Sasika Jurcic, Thais Long, Lorna Scott, Judy & Joseph Cammayo, Finnian Keating, Debra Hamill, Ashton Quinless, Elsabet, Grace White, Sr. Marie Therese Jones, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Emmanuel Bernardo, Tony Malcolm Hankins, Josua and all who are ill in our parish.
Money Counters - 15 July 18
|L. Vasquez / T. Grisancich / S. D’Silva / L. De la Cruz|
Readers – 14/15 July 18
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 14/15 July 18
|6:00pm||B. Fernandos / S. Albuquerque / D&J Roga|
|8:30am||K. English / Karen F. / G. Sharman / C. Coelho|
|10:30am||Z. D’Mello / S Delos Reyos / L. Ortega / N. Costa|
|5:00pm||A. Etiennette / G. Siccita / E. Behrouzi / Volunteer|
Music Ministry – 7/8 July 18
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|