16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019






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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass


It is with great joy I would like to advise that we have appointed a new parish secretary - Anita D’Souza, commencing from July 19, 2019. The vacancy was advertised by the Archdiocese HR Office which received many applications. Anita was selected after an interview process by the Archdiocese HR Office and myself. She has been volunteering in the office since February 2019 and has been our parishioner for over 20 years being involved in many ministries in our parish. We wish her all the best in her new role and pray for every blessing on her. Please make her feel welcome when you next meet or speak to her. Blessings. Fr Vincent.

Parishioners, please note that children from St. Peter’s Sunday School will receive their First Holy Communion on Sun 4th August at the 10:30am Mass. Please be aware that parking may be an issue.  We ask that you keep these children in your prayers as they prepare to receive our Lord for the first time.

Please note our Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm this Sunday, 21 July. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will assist in all ministries at the Mass and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.

New financial year Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for Direct Debit, Miscellaneous and Credit Card are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your letter or envelopes as soon as possible as they are to be used for the new financial year.

If you are able to assist with delivering envelopes or letters, please contact the Parish Office in the first instance. Thank you.

Our RCIA program for 2019 has now started. We will be meeting each Wednesday evening from 7:30pm in the Theatrette at the parish office. Anybody who would like to know more about the Catholic faith is welcome to come along. Please call Francis Thomas (0401 787 372) or Rodney Dearing (0419 881 610) if you would like to attend.

Please support our Sausage Sizzle which will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 27/28 July. Proceeds go towards activities in our Church. Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.

We are excited to advise that we have started a new Facebook Page to connect with our parishioners. We will be posting all events, activities, functions as well as our weekend bulletins on our page. So please like our page at
https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and check out for our regular updates.

Faith is a gift that keeps alive a profound and beautiful certainty: that we are God’s beloved children.

In recognition of the First Anniversary of Most Reverend Peter Comensoli as Archbishop of Melbourne, parishioners are invited to the Mass of the Imposition of the Pallium to be celebrated by His Excellency, Most Reverend Adolfo Tito Yllana, Apostolic Nuncio in Australia at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday, 1st August 2019, commencing at 7:00pm, followed by light refreshments in the Cathedral Room, Cardinal Knox Centre.

TA PINU SHRINE (BACCHUS MARSH) invites parishioners to join them as Archbishop Peter Comensoli concelebrates Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary including blessing of the Mosaic of Icon image of Our Lady Ta Pinu, Queen of the Family on Saturday, 17th August 2019 starting with Praise & Worship at 2:00pm, Rosary Procession at 2:30pm and Holy Mass & Benediction at 3:00pm.

Invest in your most precious asset......Your Marriage!
Married couples, come and learn how to keep/rekindle the passion in your relationship and how to keep your love growing! This weekend is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome. 2019 Victorian weekend dates are 23-25 Aug, and 15-17 Nov. Starts 7:00pm Friday, Ends 5:00pm Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided. Information/Bookings: Phone Mercy & James 0409 183 676, Website wwme.org.au or email vicbookings@wwme.org.au

We pray for Alma Simangan, Lenora Fernando, Carmen Portelli and all who have passed away recently.

We pray for Vera Fernandez, Joyce Furtado, Iluminada Alinea, Victor Bustany, deceased members of Mamo family, Antony Thomas, Eddie Medina, Peter Tran Van Ut, Noel Lawrence, Tessie Lawrence, Donaldo Angeles, Rene & Martin Raymundo, Fe & Vicente Samaniego, Segunda Raymundo, Madge Bourke, Peter Watt Snr., Mary  McMinn, Frances Mizzi, Aju Sunny, George Carabott, Ralston & Winston Ephraums, Luis Fernando Sr. and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Kath Meddings, Phylis Mills, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, , Vincent Jones, Gordon Newman, Glenna Pereira, Edith Street, Zandi Falzon, Camille Miles, Atima Chakraborty, Magdalena Marquez, Ashley Azavedo, Martina Serrao, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Adrian Wilson, Ellen Everett, Lisa Arenas, Baby Cora, Rosemary Fairney, Bill Thomas, Rosa Carullo, Justin Worsley, Pauline Simonides, Lydia Camelotti, Godwin Arandez, Rocel Paul Chumacera, Paul Pisanelli, Bella Cullen, Shelton Duarte, Violet Lawrence and all who are ill in our Parish.



Money Counters – 28 July 19

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 27/28 July 19

  6:00pm JeffreyPoppen
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Catherine Thomas

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 27/28 July 19

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / S. D’Silva / A. Vesty / M. Maple
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am M&Z D’Mello / M&C Peters
  5:00pm S&I Simangan / R. Perera / E. Behrouzi

Music Ministry – 27/28 July 19

  6:00pm St. Cecilia’s
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK