DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR AUGUST
PRAYER FOR PEACE & JUSTICE IN UKRAINE
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.
Turn your ear, O Lord, and answer me; save the servant who trusts in you, my God. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all the day long.
1st Reading (Is 66:18-21)
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
The Lord says this: I am coming to gather the nations of every language. They shall come to witness my glory. I will give them a sign and send some of their survivors to the nations: to Tarshish, Put, Lud, Moshech, Rosh, Tubal, and Javan, to the distant islands that have never heard of me or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory to the nations. As an offering to the Lord they will bring all your brothers, on horses, in chariots, in litters, on mules, on dromedaries, from all the nations to my holy mountain in Jerusalem, says the Lord, like Israelites bringing oblations in clean vessels to the Temple of the Lord. And of some of them I will make priests and Levites, says the Lord.
The Word of the Lord.
Go out to all the world; and tell the Good News.
2nd Reading (Heb 12:5-7,11-13)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.
Have you forgotten that encouraging text in which you are addressed as sons? My son, when the Lord corrects you, do not treat it lightly; but do not get discouraged when he reprimands you. For the Lord trains the ones that he loves and he punishes all those that he acknowledges as his sons. Suffering is part of your training; God is treating you as his sons. Has there ever been any son whose father did not train him? Of course, any punishment is most painful at the time, and far from pleasant; but later, in those on whom it has been used, it bears fruit in peace and goodness. So hold up your limp arms and steady your trembling knees and smooth out the path you tread; then the injured limb will not be wrenched, it will grow strong again.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia! alleluia! I am the way, the truth, and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father, except through me. Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 13:22-30)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Through towns and villages Jesus went teaching, making his way to Jerusalem. Someone said to him, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’ He said to them, ‘Try your best to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed. ‘Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself knocking on the door, saying, “Lord, open to us” but he will answer, “I do not know where you come from.” Then you will find yourself saying, “We once ate and drank in your company; you taught in our streets” but he will reply, “I do not know where you come from. Away from me, all you wicked men!” ‘Then there will be weeping and grinding of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves turned outside. And men from east and west, from north and south, will come to take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. ‘Yes, there are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
The earth is replete with the fruits of your work, O Lord; you bring forth bread from the earth and wine to cheer the heart.
Next Week’s Readings
Sirach 3:17-20,28-29; Heb 12:18-19,22-24; Lk 14:1,7-14
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 22 Aug - The Queenship of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Wed, 24 Aug - St. Bartholomew
Sat, 27 Aug - St. Monica
WEEKLY PARISH DATES
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 Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 89320421399 Passcode: rosary7:00pm RCIA Meeting in Theatrette
|7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.
|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.
|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.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Alexander Glen Maple who is to be baptised this weekend. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that Alexander will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.
It has been brought to our notice that various spam emails are being sent out to parishioners soliciting funds. Please note that Fr. Vincent, the parish office staff or other parishioners do not ask individuals for any money or gift cards or sponsorship. Please treat it as a hoax. If you receive an email from the parish asking you to click on a link, please do not click on the link. Please delete the email and block the sender. If you have any queries, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300.
PIETY STORE NEWS
- Rosters for the next 3 months are available for collection from the Hall.
- Word of God 2023 now on sale for $20.
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 commencing on 23rd August, in the Theatrette at St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish. Please contact Francis Thomas at email@example.com or on 0401787372 or Dario Carreno on 0438525148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FATHER'S DAY – SUNDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
Father Vincent will be giving a special blessing to Fathers at all the weekend Masses.
FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY - THURSDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER, 8:30AM MASS
In celebration of Mother Mary's birthday, parishioners are invited to bring their own statues or icons of Our Blessed Virgin Mary, and place them on the tables near the Sanctuary, to be blessed by Father during Mass.
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
|PARISH CARNIVAL, Saturday 17th September
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 17th September from 12-3 pm! Bring all your family and friends along as we celebrate a day of community!
|HIGH TEA, Sunday 25th September
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.
|GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS, SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER, 10:30AM MASS
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.
|CELEBRATION DINNER, Saturday, 22nd October
7:30pm to 11:00pm at St. James Hall, 336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing. Buy your tickets after every weekend service. Adults $35; child $20; Pensioners $30. Limited seats available. First come first served basis. Advise organisers of number of seats required to enable seating accordingly. Please bring cash or credit card (No fees charged).
|HISTORY OF ST. PETER APOSTLE MISSION CHURCH
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, as well as 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 email@example.com.
|VOLUNTEERS' THANKSGIVING MASS, Friday, 16th September
As part of our Golden Jubilee celebrations, Fr. Vincent would like to invite all past and present volunteers, who have or are still giving their time, talents and gifts to serve our Parish, to this special Thanksgiving Mass on Friday 16th September at 7:00pm followed by fellowship. The Mass will be offered for the personal intentions of all our wonderful volunteers and a special blessing will be given.
DOWN MEMORY LANE
Thank you to all who attended the afternoon tea on Sunday 14th August and for sharing with us, all your wonderful memories of the early years in our Parish. Special thanks to Catherine and Joel for coordinating this meeting.
APPEAL FOR SRI LANKA
A Special collection will be taken at all masses on the weekend of 27/28 August for Sri Lanka where there is great turmoil due to the political and socio-economic situation. The proceeds will be sent to the Diocese of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. Your donations will be used to provide food for needy families.
INFORMATION SESSION FOR THE PERMANENT DIACONATE – Do you feel like being called to serve?
The Permanent Diaconate is open to single and married men who want to serve God and the Church as ordained ministers. COME & SEE! An Information Session about the Permanent Diaconate will be held on Saturday 3rd September 2022, 10:00 - 11.45 at the Catholic Theological College (CTC), East Melbourne. For more information contact the Office of the Permanent Diaconate on 03 9412 3357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
JOSEPH’S CORNER TRIVIA NIGHT
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 email@example.com. Book a table for 8 people or join another table of friendly people. BYO food and drinks. Coffee/Tea provided.
JOSEPH'S CORNER would like to thank the Parishioners of St Peter's for their generosity at the stall last weekend organised by the Ladies Auxiliary. They raised $1408.10, thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary for all their efforts.
We pray for Girolamo Talarico, Peter Pereira, Revath Kumar, May Murray, 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, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Hayden Morris, Gwenda Jacobs, Daphne White, Divina Grace Ellis, Marcelina Menjivar, Leona Stoackley, Irene Arnold, Sebastiano & Nicola Martella, Marshall Gomes, Edgardo Salvador, Emiliano Santiago, Michael Fogarty, Kitty Dalton, Margaret Nazareth, Martin Lopez, Helen Pereira and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
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, Ralston Balasingham, Ollie Orlinski and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 28 Aug 22
|Lerna Vasquez / Teresita Grisancich / Luzviminda De La Cruz
Readers – 27/28 Aug 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 27/28 Aug 22
|G. Linning / D&J Roga
|KSC Minister / K. English / Volunteer
|M&C Peters / R. Hibbert
|S. Simangan / R. Albuquerque / E. Angeles
Music Ministry –27/28 Aug 22