20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017

 

PARISH NEWS


FR. PIUS IS POSTED TO CORIO
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that the Archbishop has posted our dear Fr. Pius to Corio as Parish Priest from 11 October.  Our parish profile has been sent to the Archdiocese office and we will find out in a few days who will replace Fr. Pius as our parish priest.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 – 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
31 Aug – 8 Sep Nativity of Our Lady Novena – see bulletin and notice boards for details
11 Sep 7:00pm Baptism Formation Meeting in church.
14-17 Sep Jubilee Cross will visit our parish.

 

CONFIRMATIONS - ST. PETER'S GRADE 6 CHILDREN
We congratulate the Grade 6 students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 19 August. May their lives be forever enriched by the Gifts and Fruits bestowed upon them by the Holy Spirit.

INVITING ALL ALTAR SERVERS
Fr Pius and Deacon Charles wish to thank all Altar Servers for your wonderful work in our parish.  You are all invited to Mass at 6pm on Saturday the 16th September and for a meal thereafter in the Hall.

RSVP call or email parish office: 7th September for catering purposes.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING CHANGED
Please note that as we have the Novena to our Lady (Feast of Nativity) from 31st August to 8th September, the Baptism Formation meeting for next month will be held on the second Monday, 11 September at 7:00pm in the church.

THE JUBILEE CROSS
The Jubilee Cross that has been travelling to various parishes in Victoria since February this year, will be in our parish from 14 to 17 September. The Cross will be taken in procession on Heaths, Morris, Hogans and Derrimut road during its time in our parish – if anyone wishes to carry the cross, please contact Josephine at the parish office email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au or phone 9749 4300.  Details of routes and events will be on the notice board next week.  There will be a special Mass on Sunday 17 September at 10:30am followed by lunch. All are invited.

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us each Saturday from 7:20am until 8:30am in the Community Centre. Come for a hearty breakfast and lively discussion. Ring Les on 9749 2388 for more information.

PIETY STORE ROSTERS for September, October and November are now available for collection in the Hall.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE – IMPORTANT NOTICE
Thank you to parishioners who have brought their letters to the MPs, as requested. Kindly place these in the boxes outside in the church foyer. If you haven’t brought your letters today we will be collecting them again next weekend, so kindly bring them along so that we can send as many letters as possible supporting our vote against the proposed Bill for Euthanasia and Assisted Dying. Thank you all for your tremendous support.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
HSI School of Discipleship commenced on July 23 with thirty candidates attending. The first five weeks of the school are to experience what the school is all about. The School runs for two hours from 6.15 pm on Sunday and is aimed at learning our faith, living it and sharing the faith with others. Come and see how this school could change your life. For enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon on 0430 099 654.

POPE’S TWEET
Other people are gifts to be received with respect, especially if they are weak and frail, because Christ comes to meet us in them.

POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 31 August until the feast day on 8 September. Parishioners are invited to bring in their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on the table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena. The last day, 8 September, will conclude with a shared supper.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share. Timetable giving timings for the Mass/Rosary/Novena are posted on the notice boards.

We are looking for people to lead the Rosary each day of the novena.  If you would like to do so, please call the parish office on 9749 4300 as soon as possible. Thank you.

TIMETABLE FOR NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA 

Day 1 Thu 31 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 2 - Fri 1 Sept 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
(First Friday)
Day 3 - Sat 2 Sept 8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
9:15am Mass followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet
Day 4 - Sun 3 Sept 8:00am Exposition, Rosary & Novena
8:30am Mass
Day 5 - Mon 4 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 6 - Tue 5 Sept 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 7 - Wed 6 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to Rosary
Day 8 - Thu 7 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 9 - Fri 8 Sep            FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY
7:00pm – Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Supper afterwards – please bring plate of finger food to share
Parishioners are invited to bring along their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on a table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena.

 

MenALIVE Melbourne – AFL FOOTBALLER DANIEL WELLS
The Catholic Man Breakfast series is an opportunity for men to gather and be encouraged and inspired in their faith. Hear champion AFL Footballer and Catholic husband and father Daniel Wells tell his story in an interview with John “Percy” Canavan. Bookings des@menalive.org.au. Enquiries to Michael Bohan 0439 172 465 or Michael.bohan@menalive.org.au. Cost $45 per person. Thursday, 14 September, 7:00am to 9:00am  at CQ Club.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Vera Saerang, Mary McMinn, Vera Fernandez and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Louise Van Susteren, Anthony Bulbrook, Pasqua Viterbo and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien,Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Kristian Romois, Robert Hart, Karen Norris, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Barbara Grogan, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner, Charlie Xerxin, Melissa Caroline, Ralf Milone, Joyce D’Rozario, Megan Rowe, Sean Donaldson, Jeff Grech, Crispin Garcia, Lyn Worsley, Lorraine Gill, Linda Collins, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Margaret Jones and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS


Money Counters 27 Aug 17

John Allen, Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 26/27 Aug 17

  6:00pm Jeffery Poppen
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Jeslin Shahji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
26/27 Aug 17

  6:00pm H. Durski / B. Farrugia / M. Maple / E.Dalton
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L. Jones /VOL
10:30am V. Azimi / V. Firman / Sally DiB / C. Morcom
  5:00pm S&I SImangan / E. Behrouzi / VOL

Music Ministry 26/27 Aug 17

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