DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR SEPTEMBER
Feast of the 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 behavior. 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. Stay with me always my Mother, my Queen.
Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you, that your prophets be found true. Hear the prayers of your servant, and of your people Israel.
1st Reading (Is 50:5-9)
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
The Lord has opened my ear. For my part, I made no resistance, neither did I turn away. I offered my back to those who struck me, my cheeks to those who tore at my beard; I did not cover my face against insult and spittle. The Lord comes to my help, so that I am untouched by the insults. So, too, I set my face like flint; I know I shall not be shamed. My vindicator is here at hand. Does anyone start proceedings against me? Then let us go to court together. Who thinks he has a case against me? Let him approach me. The Lord is coming to my help, who will dare to condemn me?
The Word of the Lord.
I will walk in the presence of the Lord, in the land of the living.
2nd Reading (James 2:14-18)
A reading from the letter of St. James.
Take the case, my brothers, of someone who has never done a single good act but claims that he has faith. Will that faith save him? If one of the brothers or one of the sisters is in need of clothes and has not enough food to live on, and one of you says to them, ‘I wish you well; keep yourself warm and eat plenty’, without giving them these bare necessities of life, then what good is that? Faith is like that: if good works do not go with it, it is quite dead. This is the way to talk to people of that kind: ‘You say you have faith and I have good deeds; I will prove to you that I have faith by showing you my good deeds – now you prove to me that you have faith without any good deeds to show.’
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! My only glory is the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, which crucifies the world to me and me to the world. Alleluia!
Gospel (Mk 8:27-35)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
Jesus and his disciples left for the villages round Caesarea Philippi. On the way he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say I am?’ And they told him. ‘John the Baptist,’ they said ‘others Elijah; others again, one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he asked ‘who do you say I am?’ Peter spoke up and said to him, ‘You are the Christ.’ And he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone about him. And he began to teach them that the Son of Man was destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be put to death, and after three days to rise again; and he said all this quite openly. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate with him. But, turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said to him, ‘Get behind me, Satan! Because the way you think is not God’s way but man’s. ’He called the people and his disciples to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
How precious is your mercy, O God! The children of men seek shelter in the shadow of your wings.
Next Week’s Readings
Wis 2:12, 17-20; James 3:16-4:3; Mk 9:30-37
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 13 Sep - St. John Chrysostom
Tue, 14 Sep - The Exaltation of the Cross
Wed, 15 Sep - Our Lady of Sorrows
Thu, 16 Sep - Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian
UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is now closed due to an extended Melbourne lockdown until 23rd September. All Parish facilities are unavailable during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au or Parish Facebook https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.
Sunday, 12 September 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/XxIUIgk4X6Q
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year have been distributed to the parishioners. Thank you for your continued financial support to the parish. Given the current lockdown situation and our inability to come to church, we encourage you to continue supporting the parish through online payment or direct debit. For more information, please contact the parish office.
WEEKLY PARISH DATES
9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.
10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.
6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) on Zoom.
6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.
7:00pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults
7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.
Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372
|Tuesdays||7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670 Passcode: rosary|
7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.
7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena followed by Rosary on Zoom
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration|
|Saturdays||2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK
1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
|Baptisms||12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm|
SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY 2021 – 12 September 2021
This weekend, the Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday, on which we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters. St Peter Apostle Mission Parish and the Diocese of Melbourne are committed to the care, wellbeing and protection of children, young people and people at risk in our community. May our message be that child protection and the dignity of every person is the responsibility of every adult. You can find out more about the Church’s work in this area at https://www.catholic.org.au/safeguarding-sunday or contact the Parish Child Safety Officer, Catherine Graham via the Parish office. Parents and carers may also find the Protecting God’s Children Parent Resource: A Catholic Parent’s Guide to Keeping Their Kids Safe helpful to teach their children between 5 and 12 a range of important personal safety skills
PRAYER FOR SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN SUNDAY
Gracious God provide us with a listening heart that we see and hear the voice of each of our children. We ask you God to strengthen and guide all in our Catholic communities. Grant us the ability and time to listen carefully when children come to us seeking help. May our institutions and families respect, listen and do what is required to help all children feel safe. Let your grace and love fall gently upon our children giving them the inner strength, peace, and resilience to seek out assistance when required. We ask you God to provide each of us with the wisdom to involve children in making institutions and communities safer. Amen
PARENTS AND CARERS, we would appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete a survey to tell us how we are going with child safety in our parish. The survey has been prepared by the Professional Standards Unit in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and will help us to improve our safeguarding policies and practices to keep our children and young people safe. Please complete the survey by Friday 17 September 2021. Click the link below to start the survey. Safeguarding Children & Young People Survey for Parents and Carers (surveymonkey.com)
PARISH MEETINGS – ZOOM INVITATIONS
ST PETER’S YOUNG ADULTS SPYA (ages 18-29) – ZOOM Every Sunday at 6:15pm. Games, prayer and some awesome chats. For ZOOM details call the parish office on 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults.
7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom. Meeting link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91984220776?pwd=bE00Ri9yT0hMSWkzM3h2V0gxQmVMUT09
Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.
ROSARY EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670
NOVENA TO PERPETUAL SUCCOUR followed by rosary every Wednesday at 7 pm. Zoom meeting link:
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684 Passcode: Rosary
ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY every Saturday 2:30pm to 4:00pm –Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288 Passcode: KNK
LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your Bible: Exploring the Gospels
As Christians, we have four accounts of the life of Jesus, called Gospels.
Getting started: Watch video by a Franciscan priest looks at how it’s possible to understand different Gospel accounts and stories about Jesus. www.bit.ly/BibleGettingStarted2
Going deeper: This year, we are reading Mark’s Gospel at Mass. This video provides an introduction into the crafting and structure of the Gospel and the portrait of Jesus presented. View at www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper2
Podcasts for Christian living: Unity in marriage (part 1)
In this podcast, Catholic counsellors, Dr Bob Schuchts and Jake Khym discuss how marriage is a union of two broken people, and yet when the love of God is invited in, unity is made possible. Listen at www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving2
CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation. Free Zoom Information Session.
Date & Time: Saturday 12 October from 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Presenters: Rev. Assoc. Prof. John Dupuche and Dr Chris Morris Enquiries: Jenny Delahunt T: 9412 3333
E: email@example.com W: ctc.edu.au/open-days/
We pray for Shirley Linehan, Cassy D’Souza, Rita Mifsud, Uthup Mathai Pulikuthiyel, Bijan Banerjee, Emmanuel Troise, Philip Gomes, Hector Serpes, Enri Sait, Antonino Fonti, Felicia Kalithotage, Gil Cruz, Teodoro Santos, Divina Ellis, Christina Godinet, Ricky Santos, Jacinto Bautista, Tony Perry, Joseph Vu, Michael Fogarty, Helen Nones, Erlinda Caparas, Aji Kurian, Luca Lauretta, Bob Cathie, Pratibha Divakar, Kurt Rodrigues, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.
We pray for Naomi Villareal, Harry Smith, Agatha Azzopardi, Sebastian Rozario, A P Nayagam, Sarah Antony, Grazia Manganelli, Tolentino Pedayo, Renato Bernardo, Maureen Morgan, Irene & David Matheson, Georgina Hurtis, Norma Lord, Michele Scrofani, Paul Hallinan and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Giuseppe Cini, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 19 Sep 2021
|Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman|
Readers – 18/19 Sep 2021
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 18/19 Sep 2021
|6:00pm||J. Tramontana / S. DiBenedetto / G. Aldcroft|
|8:30am||M. Nelthropp / G. Sharman / A. Vesty|
|10:30am||A. Koek / S. Delos Reyes / L. Ortega|
Music Ministry – 18/19 Sep 2021
|8:30am||St. Philomena’s Choir|