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20th 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
Turn your eyes, O God, our shield; and look on the face of your anointed one; one day within your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.

1st Reading (Jer 38:4-6, 8-10)
A reading from the prophet Jeremiah.
The king’s leading men spoke to the king. ‘Let Jeremiah be put to death: he is unquestionably disheartening the remaining soldiers in the city, and all the people too, by talking like this. The fellow does not have the welfare of this people at heart so much as its ruin.’ ‘He is in your hands as you know,’ King Zedekiah answered ‘for the king is powerless against you.’ So they took Jeremiah and threw him into the well of Prince Malchiah in the Court of the Guard, letting him down with ropes. There was no water in the well, only mud, and into the mud Jeremiah sank. Ebed-melech came out from the palace and spoke to the king. ‘My lord king,’ he said ‘these men have done a wicked thing by treating the prophet Jeremiah like this: they have thrown him into the well, where he will die.’ At this the king gave Ebed-melech the Cushite the following order: ‘Take three men with you from here and pull the prophet Jeremiah out of the well before he dies.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Lord, come to my aid!

1st Reading (Heb 12:1-4)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.
With so many witnesses in a great cloud on every side of us, we too, then, should throw off everything that hinders us, especially the sin that clings so easily, and keep running steadily in the race we have started. Let us not lose sight of Jesus, who leads us in our faith and brings it to perfection: for the sake of the joy which was still in the future, he endured the cross, disregarding the shamefulness of it, and from now on has taken his place at the right of God’s throne. Think of the way he stood such opposition from sinners and then you will not give up for want of courage. In the fight against sin, you have not yet had to keep fighting to the point of death.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia! alleluia! My sheep listen to my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me. Alleluia!

Gospel (Lk 12:49-53)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and how great is my distress till it is over! ‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; the father divided against the son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
With the Lord there is mercy; in him is plentiful redemption.

Next Week’s Readings
Is 66:18-21;   Heb 12:5-7, 11-13;   Lk 13:22-30

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 15 Aug - The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Sat, 20 Aug - St. Bernard       




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

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

5:00pm Youth Mass

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

NO Bible Study on Monday 15 August as it is the Feast of the Assumption.  

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, 3rd Sept 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 Preparation Meeting will be held on Monday 5th September at 7:00pm in Church.


  • PARISH CARNIVAL SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2022 Hosted by St Peters Young Adults (SPYA), Everyone! Come join us for an amazing day of fun for the whole family, with lots of food, live music, raffles, games and more! We cannot wait to see you on Saturday 17 September from 12-3 pm! Bring all your family and friends along as we celebrate a day of community!  
    Hosted by St. Peter’s Ladies Auxiliary, Sunday, 25th September, 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Church Hall.  Tickets $10 per person. Bookings essential and cash only. Tickets will be sold at the 6:00pm and 10:30am Masses on 20 & 21 August, 27 & 28 August and at 10:30am Mass on 11 September.
    Archbishop Peter Comensoli will be the main celebrant at our Golden Jubilee Anniversary Mass on Sunday, 9th October 2022 at 10:30am. Fellowship after Mass.
    St. Peter’s Parish proudly announces hosting the ‘Golden Jubilee Celebration Dinner’ on Saturday 22 Oct 2022, 7:30pm to 11:00pm at St. James Hall, 336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing. All parishioners are graciously encouraged to save the date for an evening of community spirit and harmony. More details to follow. If you would like to join the managing committee to assist in the conduct of this event, please contact David on 0407857759 or the parish office.
  • All parishioners are encouraged in getting sponsors to support the event.
    We are collating the history of the parish for our Golden Jubilee. One aspect of our history is the changes to our church over the years. We are looking for information on this, including the large changes to the altar, and also the smaller changes to for example stained glass windows, blinds, statues, multimedia equipment. If you have information or photographs please contact Catherine Graham at the Parish Office on 9749 4300 or email

Our parishioner who is allocated thanksgiving envelope no: 192, we are missing your contact details. Please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or contact Fr Vincent after mass and give him your contact details. Thank you.

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

CatholicCare Victoria provides counselling, mental health services, specialised support for children and teens, refugee and asylum seeker help, pastoral care in hospitals and prisons, etc. Donations can be made via the appeal envelopes this weekend or online at or call (03) 92875513.

Please pray for our priests today in thanksgiving for their ministry and presence in our community. Please pray for the religious who do so much in pastoral care, education, health care and many other ministries. Pray also that the saints may inspire many vocations to consecrated life and priesthood, especially from our community.

Saturday 3rd September, 7:00pm at St. Augustine’s Hall, 61 Somerville Road, Yarraville. Cost $15. Silent auction, raffle and games. Money raised goes to Joseph’s Corner. Bookings call 9315 2680 or email Book a table for 8 people or join another table of friendly people. BYO food and drinks. Coffee/Tea provided.

We pray for Lucian D’Olivera, Olivia Newton John, Lydia Hazelman, Ismail Corloncito, John Brown, David De Sousa, Maria Tindera Trulgio, Henryka Kordus, Mother Ellen Marie Quinn, Felix Arias Sr., Philomena Garmen, Annunziata Rubino, Suzette Laurent, Leonie Pirotta, Kath Ryan, Alexander D’souza, Nazarene & Lenora Fernando, Bernice Johns, Steve Mikus, Fr Francis Arnold, Baby Finn Martinez, Rosalina De La Cruz, Patrick Peters, Glen Lawrence, Lorraine Porter, Cyril Bastiampillai, Janko Jaksic, Ian Hillock, Sr. Jean Dwyer, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

We pray for Beverley Jacobs, Trevor Hegarty, Ajish Kurian, David Pillai, Annakutty Joseph, Joaquim De Sousa, Vinn & Denise Beasley, Harold, Kenneth & Douglas Lazaro, Sandra Borg, Maureen Murray, Kitty Dalton, Patrick Fernando, Evelyn & Frankie D’Lima, Kenneth Skinner, Margaret Nazareth, Hilda D’Souza, Ben & Maureen Halge, Garnette DeRozario 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, Arturo Bacani, Vivienne Gantar, Magda Symons, Bill Thomas, Trevor D’Souza, Malia Kautai, Lindsay Coates, Violet Lawrence, Joseph Mathew, Adrian McGill, Yvonne Caruana, Robert Martinez, Charlotte D’Souza, Johny Gregory, Yelka Kariz, John Parol, Mavis D’Cruz, Daisy Thomas, Daniel Sesto, Mary Cassar, Tae Yoon Jim, Sylvia Cachia, Joy Panong, Jeffrey Dalton, Maureen Wilson, May Murray and all who are ill in our Parish.


Counters – 21 Aug 22

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin

Readers – 20/21 Aug 22

  6:00pm Jerilee Cardoz
  8:30am Michelle Nelthropp
10:30am Savita D’Souza
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 20/21 Aug 22

  6:00pm A. Vesty / N. Golaw / S. Albuquerque
  8:30am N&N Gooneratne / A. Koek
10:30am S. Delos Reyes / L. Ortega / S. Vaz
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry –20/21 Aug 22

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am St. Philomena
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm Youth Mass