1st Sunday of Lent 2020

 

PARISH NEWS 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

6.15 to 8.15 pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5:00pm 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 8:15pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass Next Healing Mass will be held on 7th March 2020, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays

7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette

 

ROSTERS NOW AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE HALL

  • Lectors and Communion Ministers
  • Communion to the Sick
  • Piety Store. Please note that in the future Piety Store rosters will be sent by email. A paper copy will be available only to those who request one.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The St. Vincent de Paul Conference is desperately looking for new members to continue helping those in need in our parish. Please contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300 if you can help.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Felizia De Guzman, William Miles, Brendan Pham and Jacob Pham who are to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

THOMAS CARR COLLEGE OPEN DAY
Sunday, 22 March, 10:00am to 2:00pm, 35 Thomas Carr Drive, Tarneit. To register interest, please email registrar@thomascarr.vic.edu.au

SUNDAY SCHOOL & SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME
(for Children attending non Catholic Schools). Classes every Sunday 9.15am to 10:25am. Please bring along Child's Baptism Certificate to be sighted. Find us by following the arrows on the brick walls. For any enquiries please phone Bernice on 9749 2812.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT
Stations of the Cross are held every Friday during Lent at 7:00pm followed by Mass. Stations of the Cross on Friday 6th March will be conducted by the Ladies Auxiliary.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP – 2020
The School has begun last Sunday with over 40 people attending to experience what is involved in Christian Discipleship & Mission. The first 5 weeks are “Come and See” to check whether this school is for you. All are welcome to this faith outreach program and is held every Sunday from 6.15 pm to 8.15 pm at St Peters Community Centre. Enquiries to Paul Fitzgerald on 0417355186 or Anita Dsouza on 0411772320.

ANOINTING FOR SICK/HEALING MASS - TUESDAY 17TH MARCH, 11:00AM MASS
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly, are invited to attend our Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday 17th March at 11:00am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the hall. All Welcome. If you are aware of anyone who wishes to be anointed but is too ill to attend this Mass, kindly ask them to contact the Parish Office and Father will visit them at home at a suitable time.

BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS AND THEIR UNBORN BABIES - WEEKEND OF 21/22 MARCH
To mark the Feast of the Annunciation celebrated on Wednesday the 25th March, Father will be giving a special blessing for all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses on the weekend of 21/22 March.

HOLY HOUR OF PRAYER
To promote prayer for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life during the Season of Lent, St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community (KNK) will hold a Holy Hour of Prayer from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturday, 21st March. We invite all our parishioners to participate in this Holy Hour of Prayer.

BIBLE STUDY 2020 Session #3 on 2nd March at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peter's Hoppers Crossing. Topic: John's Gospel Chapter 2. All are welcome. A special welcome memento to new members. Message enquiries to Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 or Francis Thomas 0401787372.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are days of Fasting and Abstinence from meat. All other Fridays, except solemnities, the law of the common practice of penance is fulfilled by any one of the following:

  1. Prayer eg – Mass attendance; family prayer; a visit to a church or chapel; reading the Bible; making Stations of the Cross; praying the Rosary, etc.
  2. Self Denial eg – not eating meat, sweets or dessert; giving up entertainment to spend time with family; limiting food and drink to give to the poor of one's own country or elsewhere, etc. Project Compassion is a major means of expressing self-denial in Australia.
  3. Helping Others eg – special attention to someone who is poor, sick, elderly, lonely or overburdened, etc.
  • All who have turned 18 and who are not yet 60 are bound to fast. All who have completed 14 are bound to abstain. (Canon 1252)
  • Lent is a time of penance. During this season the faithful are exhorted to devote themselves in a special manner to prayer, to engage in works of piety and charity and to deny themselves.
  • All faithful are obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled between Ash Wednesday 26 February 20 and Trinity Sunday, 7 June 20 unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year.

The wonderful gift of the Lord’s merciful love is offered in a special way in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Lent is a most appropriate time to receive this Sacrament. All who have reached the age of discretion are bound faithfully to confess their grave sins at least once a year.

FUNERALS on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday are forbidden. Funerals on these days are celebrated with the Liturgy of the Word and without the Eucharistic Sacrifice.

WEDDINGS are discouraged on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. If they are required, no decorations including flowers, no music or Nuptial Mass will be permitted.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Chandrabagga Sonawane, Evelyn & Frankie D’Lima, Ted Montfort, Kitty Feria, Basil D'Souza, Kinsai Diengdoh, Brian Boyle, Margaret Raw and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Oscar Rego, Austin Gracias, George Bellard, Glenna Pereira, Mona Mann, Joseph Vella, Louis Vella, Derrick Gowe, Alex Valiyaveettil, Rosario Rosas, Eardley Beck, Lucia Gultiano, Rodolfo Dy, Margaret Eastmure, Rosario Natanauan and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Godwin Arandez, Gordon Newman, Francine Foster, Sam Caruana, Therese Mary, Zandi Falzon, Harriet Calvert, Robel Rosales, Rey Medina, Denis Webber, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary D'cruz, Leo Mellewa, Pat Heffernan, Andrea Clayburn, Yvonne Clayton, Monique Hoaster, Alphonsus De Roza, Francis Goonting, Avis Fernandes, Aiden Leonard, Elvira de Torres, Margaret Richardson, Melville Pereira, Wilfredo Villareal, Carl Fernando and all who are ill in our Parish. 

ROSTERS 

Money Counters – 8 Mar 2020

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza

Readers – 7/8 Mar 2020

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Jerilee Cardoz

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 7/8 Mar 2020

  6:00pm G. Surrao / B. Fernandes / B. Farrugia / H. Durski
  8:30am E. Stowers / S. Vaz / G. Sharman / K. English
10:30am S. Colla / F. Caruana / S. DiBenedetto / Volunteer
  5:00pm E. Angeles / J&D Etiennette / R. Albuquerque

Music Ministry – 7/8 Mar 2020

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am 2020 Choir
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ