DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR SEPTEMBER
PRAYER FOR NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Immaculate Conception, Mary, my Mother. Live in me. Act in me. Speak in and through me. Think your thoughts in my mind. Love, through my heart. Give me your dispositions and feelings. Teach, lead and guide me to Jesus. Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behaviour. Possess my soul. Take over my entire personality and life. Replace it with yourself. Incline me to constant adoration and thanksgiving. Pray in me and through me. Let me live in you and keep me in this union always. Mary my Mother, my Queen!
You are just, O Lord, and your judgment is right; treat your servant in accord with your merciful love.
1st Reading (Wis 9:13-18)
A reading from the book of Wisdom.
What man indeed can know the intentions of God? Who can divine the will of the Lord? The reasonings of mortals are unsure and our intentions unstable; for a perishable body presses down the soul, and this tent of clay weighs down the teeming mind. It is hard enough for us to work out what is on earth, laborious to know what lies within our reach; who, then, can discover what is in the heavens? As for your intention, who could have learnt it, had you not granted Wisdom and sent your holy spirit from above? Thus have the paths of those on earth been straightened and men been taught what pleases you, and saved, by Wisdom.
The Word of the Lord.
In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.
2nd Reading (Phil 9-10,12-17)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to Philemon.
This is Paul writing, an old man now and, what is more, still a prisoner of Christ Jesus. I am appealing to you for a child of mine, whose father I became while wearing these chains: I mean Onesimus. I am sending him back to you, and with him – I could say – a part of my own self. I should have liked to keep him with me; he could have been a substitute for you, to help me while I am in the chains that the Good News has brought me. However, I did not want to do anything without your consent; it would have been forcing your act of kindness, which should be spontaneous. I know you have been deprived of Onesimus for a time, but it was only so that you could have him back for ever, not as a slave any more, but something much better than a slave, a dear brother; especially dear to me, but how much more to you, as a blood-brother as well as a brother in the Lord. So if all that we have in common means anything to you, welcome him as you would me.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Let your face shine on your servant, and teach me your laws. Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 14:25-33)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Great crowds accompanied Jesus on his way and he turned and spoke to them. ‘If any man comes to me without hating his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple. Anyone who does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. ‘And indeed, which of you here, intending to build a tower, would not first sit down and work out the cost to see if he had enough to complete it? Otherwise, if he laid the foundation and then found himself unable to finish the work, the onlookers would all start making fun of him and saying, “Here is a man who started to build and was unable to finish.” Or again, what king marching to war against another king would not first sit down and consider whether with ten thousand men he could stand up to the other who advanced against him with twenty thousand? If not, then while the other king was still a long way off, he would send envoys to sue for peace. So in the same way, none of you can be my disciple unless he gives up all his possessions.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God; my soul is thirsting for God, the living God.
Next Week’s Readings
Ex 32:7-11, 13-14; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32
Feasts of the Week
Thu, 8 Sep - The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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.
After 5:00pm Mass – Youth Group for youth 12 to 17 yrs. Meet in Church Hall on 2nd and 4th Sundays, starting 25th September.
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. Contact Francis Thomas 0401787372 or Dario Carreno 0438525148.
|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.
1.30pm to 4:00pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month. Next Healing Mass on Saturday, 1st October 2022.
|12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm. The next Baptism Preparation Meeting on Monday 5th September at 7:00pm in Church.
WORD OF GOD 2023 now on sale for $20 in the Piety Store.
ROSTERS FOR LECTORS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS from September to November have been emailed to Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers. If you have not received a copy of the roster or would like a hard copy, please contact the parish office.
FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY - THURSDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER, 8:30AM MASS
To celebrate the birthday of our Mother Mary, 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.
MASS FOR SHIRLEY LINEHAN (deceased) at 10:30am on Sunday 11th September. We remember Shirley Linehan leading her choir and enhancing our liturgy with her beautiful voice over many decades in our church. Morning Tea after Mass provided by the Linehan family.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Kayley Jayne Baco Circa 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 Kayley will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
|PARISH CARNIVAL, Saturday 17th September
Hosted by St Peters Young Adults (SPYA). Come join us for an amazing day of fun for the whole family, with lots of food, live music, raffles, games and more on Saturday 17th September from 12-3 pm! Bring your family and friends to 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 on sale at the Saturday 6:00pm Mass and 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.
|HISTORY OF ST. PETER APOSTLE MISSION CHURCH
We are collating the history of the parish for our Golden Jubilee. One aspect is changes to our church over the years. We are looking for information including large changes to the altar, as well as the smaller changes to eg stained glass windows, blinds, statues, etc. If you have information or photographs please contact Catherine Graham at the Parish Office on 9749 4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|VOLUNTEERS' THANKSGIVING MASS, Friday, 16th September
As part of our Golden Jubilee celebrations, Fr. Vincent invites 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 Sept 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.
|St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish celebrates our history. “Lord send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth” - 1982 -1987 is a video snapshot of these years, as together, our early clergy, staff and parishioners, pray, renew their faith, reach out to those in need and work hard, to grow the parish and school! The video can be viewed at the following YouTube Link https://youtu.be/r7goEYNW1Eg
CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation Online Information Session. Monday 12th September at 7:00pm For more information please contact email@example.com. Register via website: ctc.edu.au/open-days.
We pray for Fr. Michael Bogusz PE, Arthur Dias, Rosario Ramirez, Sylvia Cachia, Fr Dominik Jalocha OP, Carol Sparkes, Zenaida Viola, Aurea Manalo, Leslie Raymond, Peter Pereira, Revath Kumar, May Murray, Lucian D’Olivera, Olivia Newton John, Lydia Hazelman, Ismail Corloncito, John Brown, David De Sousa, Maria 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 Raymond Linning, Natividad Medel, Alex Coelho, Annakutty Joseph, Mary Vella, Nick & Anton Siketa, Augustino & Josephine Cutajar, Mike & Irene Sheridan 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, Joy Panong, Jeffrey Dalton, Maureen Wilson, Ralston Balasingham, Ollie Orlinski, Lito Alinea, P P Davies and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 11 Sep 22
|Tini & Barrie Hope / Toni Alexander
Readers – 10/11 Sep 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 10/11 Sep 22
|Josie T. / Praful A. / G. Linning / G. Aldcroft
|N&N Gooneratne / R. Hibbert / I. D’Lima
|F. Caruana / S. Colla / S. Vaz / B. Fernandes
|E. Angeles / G. Siccita / 2 Volunteers
Music Ministry –10/11 Sep 22
|Shepherds of Christ