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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022


God of peace and justice, who change the hardened heart and break the power of violence, we entrust the people of Ukraine to you.

Protect them in this time of peril; let them know not death but life; not slavery but freedom.

You are Father of all; we are brothers and sisters.

Give us the strength to live that truth in love, choosing peace not war.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Entrance Antiphon
See, I have God for my help. The Lord sustains my soul. I will sacrifice to you with willing heart, and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.

1st Reading (Gen 18:1-10)
A reading from the book of Genesis.
The Lord appeared to Abraham at the Oak of Mamre while he was sitting by the entrance of the tent during the hottest part of the day. He looked up, and there he saw three men standing near him. As soon as he saw them he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them, and bowed to the ground. ‘My lord,’ he said ‘I beg you, if I find favour with you, kindly do not pass your servant by. A little water shall be brought; you shall wash your feet and lie down under the tree. Let me fetch a little bread and you shall refresh yourselves before going further. That is why you have come in your servant’s direction.’ They replied, ‘Do as you say.’ Abraham hastened to the tent to find Sarah.’ ‘Hurry,’ he said ‘knead three bushels of flour and make loaves.’ Then running to the cattle Abraham took a fine and tender calf and gave it to the servant, who hurried to prepare it. Then taking cream, milk and the calf he had prepared, he laid all before them, and they ate while he remained standing near them under the tree. ‘Where is your wife Sarah?’ they asked him. ‘She is in the tent’ he replied. Then his guest said, ‘I shall visit you again next year without fail, and your wife will then have a son.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The just will live in the presence of the Lord.

2nd Reading (Col 1:24-28)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians.
It makes me happy to suffer for you, as I am suffering now, and in my own body to do what I can to make up all that has still to be undergone by Christ for the sake of his body, the Church. I became the servant of the Church when God made me responsible for delivering God’s message to you, the message which was a mystery hidden for generations and centuries and has now been revealed to his saints. It was God’s purpose to reveal it to them and to show all the rich glory of this mystery to pagans. The mystery is Christ among you, your hope of glory: this is the Christ we proclaim, this is the wisdom in which we thoroughly train everyone and instruct everyone, to make them all perfect in Christ.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia! Alleluia! Happy are they who have kept the word with a generous heart, and yield a harvest through perseverance. Alleluia!

Gospel (Lk 10:38-42)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Jesus came to a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord’s feet and listened to him speaking. Now Martha who was distracted with all the serving said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself? Please tell her to help me.’ But the Lord answered: ‘Martha, Martha,’ he said ‘you worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better part; it is not to be taken from her.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The Lord, the gracious, the merciful, has made a memorial of his wonders; he gives food to those who fear him.

Next Week’s Readings
Gen 18:20-32;   Col 2:12-14;   Lk 11:1-13

Feasts of the Week
Fri, 22 July - St. Mary Magdalene




9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.

10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 1st and 3rd Sundays.

6:00pm in Theatrette – Young Adults (SPYA) meet 1st and 3rd Sundays. More info contact Raoul on 0411057080.

6.15pm in Community Centre – School of Discipleship, for details contact Francis Thomas 0401787372


7:00pm to 8:15pm – Bible Study on zoom. 91984220776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.

7:00pm to 9pm – Alpha experience at Paulist Centre, St James Church

Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 89320421399 Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays 7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration

2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship in Church.

1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month. Next Healing Mass on Saturday, 6th August 2022.

Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm. The next Baptism Prep Meeting will be on Monday 1st August at 7:00pm in Church.

Due to the recent increase in COVID cases and the ‘FLU, Father Vincent recommends everyone to wear a face mask during Mass. While this is not mandatory, the recommendation is in the best interest of our parish community’s wellbeing.

We welcome into our church community Mazvita Jenda who is to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that Mazvita will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year that were not collected from the church hall have been delivered to your homes by volunteers. If you have not received your envelopes or letters, kindly contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email the parish office at

To mark this special occasion Father will give a Special Blessing to grandparents and the elderly at all the weekend Masses. All parishioners, especially grandparents and the elderly are invited for morning tea after the Sunday 10:30am Mass, hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary.


  • St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish celebrates our history from 1977 to 1982. From Paddock to Parish – 1977 to 1982 is a video snapshot of the second 5 years of our Church – from the building of the Church to the formal establishment of St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish. The video can be viewed at the following YouTube Link 
  • Please note that the “down memory lane’’ afternoon tea scheduled for Sunday 10th July 2022 has been postponed to a later date to be advised. If you were a parishioner who attended St. Peter Apostle Church from 1972-1977, and are interested in recording your memories with old friends and enjoying a cup of tea and cake, please contact Catherine Graham at the Parish Office on 9749 4300.

THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. Meetings will be held every Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Theatrette commencing on 23rd August at St Peter Apostle Mission Parish. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith to motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas on 0401787372 or or Dario Carreno on 0438525148 or

A reminder that the FILIPINO MASS will be held on Sunday 24th July at 12 noon.

PAULINE BOOKS & MEDIA were going to have a stall at our parish this weekend to make Catholic books and resources available. However due to unavoidable circumstances, they have postponed their visit to our parish to a later date to be advised. Apologies for the inconvenience.


  • Online unit via Zoom – Ageing Persons and Pastoral Care.

Six Saturdays: 30 July; 13, 27 Aug; 17 Sep; 8, 22 Oct, 10:00am – 12:00pm plus 2:00pm – 4:00pm. To enrol or for further information call 03 9412 3309 or Email

  • Semester 2 Study Options

Explore your questions in theology and ministry at CTC in Semester 2 with our introductory and advanced units, for audit or credit study. Online and in-person options available. To enrol or for further information: Registrar:

The celebration phase of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia ended on Saturday, July 9, as Archbishop Timothy Costelloe formally closed the Council and celebrated the closing Mass. More info available at Let us continue to pray that the Holy Spirit might lead the Church in Australia on the path to God’s promised future. 

Reflection and celebration of the life of Sr. Jeanne Dwyer who entered eternal life in June to be held at Mount St. Joseph’s on Sunday 31 July 2022 at 2:00pm. Will include paraliturgy and light refreshments. Please RSVP by 26 July to or call 9315 2680.

5 – 7 August 2022 at 22 Woodvale Road, Boronia 3155. Guided by Fr. Gilbert Carlo SVD. For more information, call 9762 6625 of email

Applications close Friday 19 August 2022. Applications are available from the Fr Ray Administration Centre at Thomas Carr College or by email: or phone (03) 8734 2444. Note: Year 7 – 2023 is full, waitlist only.

Lay Ecclesial Ministers (LEMs) whose accreditation expires this year (or has expired during COVID-19 lockdowns), you are invited to apply for Re-Accreditation as a Pastoral Worker/Pastoral Associate/Senior Pastoral Associate/Lay Chaplain. The Closing date for applications is Friday, 9 September 2022. If interested, please contact the parish office for further details.

We pray for Rosalina De La Cruz, Patrick Peters, Glen Lawrence, Philomena Chacko, Mercaline Christopher, Lorraine Porter, Cyril Bastiampillai, Janko Jaksic, Ian Hillock, Eric D'Cruz, Marikutty Jacob, Gerardo Landero, Co Leung, Vimal Anthony, Marie D’Silva, John Hook, Thresiamma Matthew, Juan Paredes Jnr, Beatrice Morgan, Wanda Schultz, John Murray, Sr. Jean Dwyer, Eugene Binney, Antonino Cicero, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

We pray for Vera Fernandez, Illuminada Alinea, George Lawrence, Paul Thomas, Frances Mizzi, Eleanor Battle – Starmer, Patrick Battle and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

We pray for Sean Donaldson, Wilfredo Villareal, Helen Kelly, Gordon Newman, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Jean Cameron, Baby Sora, Arturo Bacani, Vivienne Gantar, Magda Symons, Bill Thomas, Trevor D’Souza, Malia Kautai, Lindsay Coates, Violet Lawrence, Joseph Mathew, Adrian McGill, Jeffrey Dalton, Yvonne Caruana, Robert Martinez, Ramya Jinto, Jean Skinner, Kevin Suares, Grace Gingco, Clint D’Souza, Segundo Becerra, Veronica Goh, Maureen Wilson, Charlotte D’Souza, James Gregory and all who are ill in our Parish.


Counters – 24 July 22

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 23/24 July 22

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Cleophas Peters
  5:00pm Sherwin SImangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 23/24 July 22

  6:00pm S. D’Silva / S. Joseph / N. Golaw
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. English / R. Johnson
10:30am M. Peters / J. Quinless / B. Fernandes
  5:00pm I. Simangan / E. Angeles / G. Siccita

Music Ministry –23/24 July 22

  6:00pm St. Cecelia
  8:30am St. Philomena
10:30am Volunteer
  5:00pm KNK