24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018


The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship commenced on 12th August. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the past 2 consecutive years in our parish and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. We are currently in our fifth week and the response has been good. The first five weeks are a come and see whether you would like to join. We meet every Sunday at 6:15pm in the community centre. All are welcome. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.


 Money Counters – 23 September 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 22/23 September 18

  6:00pm Jeffrey Poppen
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Youth Group

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 22/23 September 18

  6:00pm P. Albuquerque / S. D’Silva / H. Durski / E. Mills
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am S. DiBenedetto / V. Firman / S. Colla / F. Caruana
  5:00pm Youth Group

Music Ministry – 22/23 September 18

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm Youth Group


 THANK YOU FR. EUGENE for helping out last week in the absence of Fr. Vincent.


Our parish will hold a youth Mass on Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 5:00pm. All youth and young adults are invited to attend at which time Fr. Vincent will provide a special blessing to the youth of our parish. All youth and young adults of our parish are invited to stay back after mass for fellowship.


We are pleased to announce that the parish refurbishment works are complete and all masses will now be held in the church. The School and the Parish have also taken the opportunity to review repair to the entire car park which will result in better lanes and additional car parks. As such vehicle access to the church will be restricted. We expect the car park to be repaired in the upcoming school holidays. We do understand that this will cause further inconvenience in movement of traffic to the church and thank you for your continued understanding.


We welcome into our Church community Martina Lo Schiavo and Aryan Chahal 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.


A big thank you to all the parishioners who attended my ordination at the Cathedral and also my first mass on Sunday September 9th, 2018. Thank you to Fr. Vincent and Deacon Charles for all their guidance, support and encouragement, especially during the final weeks of my formation. Finally thank you to everyone who wished me and provided feedback on my reflections which were very encouraging and supportive. Deacon Royden.


There will be a Sausage Sizzle after all masses next weekend, 22/23 September. Margaret Craigie is looking for people to help her with the sausage sizzle, so if you are able to give her a hand, please see Margaret before Mass.


There will be an additional collection next weekend, 22/23 September for the work of St. Vincent de Paul Members in the St. Peter’s Parish area.  Your anticipated generosity is acknowledged and urgently needed. Thank you.

ROSTERS FOR READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS, PIETY STORE & COMMUNION TO THE SICK are ready for collection from the Hall from this weekend. Please collect your copy as soon as possible.

Countries around the world are joining to hold Rosary Rallies to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Together we are calling upon God through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary. The World Rosary started on 15 August (Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) with a ‘54-day Novena’ that will continue until the feast of the Holy Rosary on 7 October. Each nation has been asked to pray for its own intentions on the day. The Australian intentions are family, rekindling of faith and continued Godly protection.


There will be a special Healing Mass in our church on Thursday, 27 September at 7:00pm by Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC  (Divine Australia).  All are invited to attend. More information next week. 


Led by Bishop Mark Edwards OMI, the Walk of Witness is an action of solidarity with the thousands of people who are homeless and for others whom dignified housing is becoming an unrealised dream. Commences at 12:30pm in Federation Square with the parable of the Good Samaritan. Proceeds to St. Patrick’s Cathedral with a stop on the Steps of the Victorian Parliament.


Enrolments for Year 7 2020 onwards are now being accepted. Limited places available for Years 8 to 12, 2019. Book your open morning tour of the school today! Visit www.mariansw.catholic.edu.au or call 9363 1711.

St Padre Pio's Relics coming to Melbourne
Monday 1st October, St. Mary Church, 97 Railway Street, North Altona

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s death, some of his relics, accompanied by Fr. Gian Maria Di Giorgio from San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, are traveling to Melbourne this month. The visit is part of a nation-wide tour of Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. The relics will be venerated between 7:00pm and 9:00pm and before and after the 7:30pm Mass organized by the Padre Pio Prayer Group. Enquiries: (03) 9819 3775.


Volunteer Opportunities - English Teachers, Youth Workers & Youth Ministers

We are seeking volunteers for January 2019 departure, working with disadvantaged young people in Salesian communities throughout Cambodia, Samoa, Zambia & Solomon Island. Applications close October 15th. Send us an inquiry - www.cagliero.org.au.

RECENTLY DECEASED:  We pray for Sunny Bulbrook, Carl Anderson, Renato Padua and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for Rosy D’Souza, Irene & David Matheson, John De Rozario, Irene & David Matheson, Louis Farel, Jane Sifa, Joaquim D’Souza, Joseph Pereira, Alex Fernandes, Andrew Fernandes, Agatha Azzopardi, Kathleen Alexander, Tolentino Pedayo, Sabrina Ferlazzo, Catarina and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Charlie Xerxien, Jamilton Dabu, Luz de la Cruz, Melissa Caroline, Fran Kisielewski, Lissett Lopez, Josie Walsh,Philomena Cleur, Lorraine, Christie Rivera, Carlo Rivera, Lewis Caruana, Margaret English, Robert Wells, Justin Worsley, Steny Alex, Rosa Carullo, Beatrice Morgan, Anne Kelly and all who are ill in our Parish.