1st Sunday of Lent 2018

 

PARISH NEWS

 

ST PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Please note there will be NO Prayer Meeting next Saturday.

SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
Our parish Annual Way of the Cross Pilgrimage at Shrine Ta’ Pinu, 15 Flanagans Drive, Merrimu.
10:30am – Stations of the Cross
12:00pm – Mass. Celebrant Fr Vincent John
1:00pm to 3:00pm fellowship (please bring a plate for shared lunch)
Come and join us as we walk to remember and reflect on Jesus’ painful journey to His crucifixion.

SUNDAY SCHOOL Classes have begun and are held from 9:15am till 10:25am. Enrolments will continue to be taken for a few weeks.

We are still seeking a dedicated person to join our team of Catechists, working with the Children. All Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS available in the church foyer for pick up.

ST PETER’S YOUTH GROUP
Youth group back as usual after 5:00pm Mass each Sunday in the Hall.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Young Adult Group for ages 18 to 29 yrs continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00pm in the theatrette (near the parish office) to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. New members welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays -  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
Fridays in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass
24 Feb Annual Pilgrimage Shrine Ta' Pinu 10.30am followed by Mass 12noon

 

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION

  • STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday in Lent at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
  • PROJECT COMPASSION boxes can be collected from the back of the church.
  • THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA will start after the Good Friday service.
  • LENTEN REGULATIONS from the Vicar General have been placed on the noticeboards if you require further information.

DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT?
In the words of Pope Francis

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING
Pope Francis has declared Friday, February 23 as day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace. In a special way, we pray for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. www.zenit.org.

PASTORAL LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP DENIS HART is posted on the noticeboard.  Copies have been placed for collection beside the bulletin.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS LIVE IN ACTION
St Andrews Young Adults Group Werribee are producing a play themed on the Stations of the Cross, called “By His Mercy”. The play is intended to be staged both at St Andrews Werribee and St Peters Hoppers Crossing. The Group is looking for participants aged between 18 to 36 in the form of Narrators, Dancers, Actors, Musicians, Costume designers, technical expertise, backstage assistance, etc. No particular experience required. Just a willingness to do something for God and spread the good news with your gifts and talents. If you require further information and/or are interested in participating in the play, please call Liz on 0450 477 603

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT
As advised last week, church refurbishment has commenced and is scheduled to finish third week of May 2018.

During construction, all weekday masses will be held at the Community Centre and weekend masses in the Church. As works relate to both the front entrances of the church, these will be closed and unavailable for use during the construction period.

Entrance to the church will be through the rear of the church (basketball court) and the entrance near the school office which is currently not used. Adequate parking for the elderly and disabled will be available in the basketball court.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Parish Building Project Team

BAPTISM CANDLES/BIBS/STOLES
With the closure of the Piety Store until about May due to church renovations, parents wanting to purchase candles/bibs/stoles for the baptism of their infants can do so after the 8:30am Mass on Sundays. Please contact Bev Jones on 9749 2388 to let her know what you require prior to Sunday. You can also purchase the items after the Baptism Formation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of March, April and May. This will continue until the Piety Store reopens in May.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 8 MARCH 18
The theme for this year’s Women’s Day is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. It draws attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population and majority of the 43% of women in the global agricultural labour force.

CHILDREN ENGAGING IN THE GOSPEL
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be starting again for the year on Sunday 4th March at the 10:30am Mass. Children are given the opportunity to come together to engage in the gospel of the Sunday at their level. We are currently in need of more helpers to assist in the running of Children’s Liturgy. No experience required and all material will be provided. You will need to have a current Working With Children’s Check. Commitment is only 6-7 sessions a year. If you are interested please contact Ayesha on 0422 685 779.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Maria Dass, Fred Quinless and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Augustino & Josephine Cutajar, Pepe, Rosaria & Sabrina Serlazzos, Luigi Viterbo, Thariath Thaliyath and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Anthony Devientis, Frank Fazio, Thelma Foxcroft, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 25 February 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira / Jeff Poppen

Readers – 24/25 February 18

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am KSC Reader
 10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 February 18

  6:00pm M. Maple / E. Mills / Sharon A. / Michelle N.
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / L. Jones / Vol
10:30am Z. D’Mello / Sally DiB / C. Morcom / N. Costa
  5:00pm S. Simangan / G. Siccita / C. Skinner / Vol

Music Ministry – 24/25 February 18

  6:00pm Filiorum Dei
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK