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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Prayer for Migrants and Refugees

Lord Jesus, today you call us to welcome the members of God’s family who come to our land to escape oppression, poverty, persecution, violence and war.

Lord Jesus, help us by your grace:

To banish fear from our hearts, that we may embrace each of your children as our own brother and sister;

To welcome migrants and refugees with joy and generosity, while responding to their many needs;

To give witness to your love for all people, as we celebrate the many gifts they bring.

We praise you and give you thanks for the family you have called together from so many people. We make this prayer through Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen

Entrance Antiphon
All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done with true judgment, for we have sinned against you and not obeyed your commandments. But give glory to your name and deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy.

1st Reading (Amos 6:1,4-7)
A reading from the prophet Amos.
The almighty Lord says this: Woe to those ensconced so snugly in Zion and those who feel so safe on the mountain of Samaria. Lying on ivory beds and sprawling on their divans, they dine on lambs from the flock, and stall-fattened veal; they bawl to the sound of the harp, they invent new instruments of music like David, they drink wine by the bowlful, and use the finest oil for anointing themselves, but about the ruin of Joseph they do not care at all. That is why they will be the first to be exiled; the sprawlers’ revelry is over.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Praise the Lord, my soul.

2nd Reading (1 Tim 6:11-16)
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to Timothy.
As a man dedicated to God, you must aim to be saintly and religious, filled with faith and love, patient and gentle. Fight the good fight of the faith and win for yourself the eternal life to which you were called when you made your profession and spoke up for the truth in front of many witnesses. Now, before God the source of all life and before Jesus Christ, who spoke up as a witness for the truth in front of Pontius Pilate, I put to you the duty of doing all that you have been told, with no faults or failures, until the Appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who at the due time will be revealed by God, the blessed and only Ruler of all, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, who alone is immortal, whose home is in inaccessible light, whom no man has seen and no man is able to see: to him be honour and everlasting power. Amen.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia. Jesus Christ was rich but he became poor, to make you rich out of his poverty. Alleluia!

Gospel (Lk 16:19-31)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Jesus said to the Pharisees, ‘There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently every day. And at his gate there lay a poor man called Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to fill himself with the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. Dogs even came and licked his sores. Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. ‘In his torment in Hades he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off with Lazarus in his bosom. So he cried out, “Father Abraham, pity me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in agony in these flames.” “My son,” Abraham replied “remember that during your life good things came your way, just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted here while you are in agony. But that is not all: between us and you a great gulf has been fixed, to stop any crossing from your side to ours.” ‘The rich man replied, “Father, I beg you then to send Lazarus to my father’s house, since I have five brothers, to give them warning so that they do not come to this place of torment too.” “They have Moses and the prophets,” said Abraham “let them listen to them.” “Ah no, father Abraham,” said the rich man “but if someone comes to them from the dead, they will repent.” Then Abraham said to him, “If they will not listen either to Moses or to the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead.’’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Remember your word to your servant, O Lord, by which you have given me hope. This is my comfort when I am brought low.

Next Week’s Readings
Hab 1:2-3, 2:2-4;   2 Tim 1:6-8,13-14;   Lk 17:5-9

Feasts of the Week
Tue, 27 Sep - St. Vincent de Paul
Thu, 29 Sep - Sts. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Archangels
Fri, 30 Sep - St. Jerome
Sat, 1 Oct - St. Therese of the Child Jesus   




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

Mondays No Bible Study on zoom from 12 Sept to 3 October. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372
Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 89320421399 Passcode: rosary7:00pm RCIA Meeting in Theatrette. Contact Francis Thomas 0401787372 or Dario Carreno 0438525148.
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.

1.30pm to 4:00pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month. Next Healing Mass on Saturday, 1st October 2022.

Baptisms 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 3rd October 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.


Archbishop Peter Comensoli has confirmed to us that he will visit the Parish and School on 7th, 8th and 9th October as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations. Archbishop will meet with parishioners and Parish Ministries on 8th and 9th October. More details of his visit to follow.
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. Tickets SOLD OUT.
As part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations Dinner on 22 October, we will hold a ‘Silent Auction’ to enable us raise funds for the parish. We are looking for items for the silent auction and need your support in donating/sponsoring suitable items such as:
·  Travel or Unique experiences, vouchers for beauty treatments, massages, etc.
·  Kitchen Appliances, Bags, jewellery, paintings, musical instruments
·  Handmade items like sweaters, rugs, throws, shawls, etc.
·  Games, Toys, BooksAll items must be new and preferably in original packaging. A good opportunity to de-clutter and give away items that you have not used. Please drop off items at the parish office or contact Praful on 0431068125 to arrange pick up.

ST PETER'S YOUTH group will commence from this Sunday 25th September 2022 for youth from the ages of 12 to 17 yrs. Youth will meet in the church hall after the 5:00pm mass on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Come and join us for a faith and fun filled evening followed by fellowship. For further information, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300. 

Parishioners have the opportunity to speak with Archbishop Peter Comensoli about priorities, goals and challenges – Questions posed:

  • Tell me where you find Jesus in the Life of your Parish? (What is evangelisation)
  • Think about how and where you would like to see the Parish in 5-10 years and how do we get there (What is Mission),

Could you kindly bring a plate of sweet/savoury finger food to share for the Morning Tea.

St. Peters and St. James parishes announce the next Alpha Experience commencing Monday 3 Oct at 7:30pm at St Peters Church Hall. Alpha is a great experience with interactive weekly (Monday) sessions that create a safe and honest space where people can explore life, faith and meaning. Enquiries to Felix 0431 008 563 or Anita 0411 772 230, email Limited spaces. Please register early by filling in the form at or scan QR code.

Alpha Scan

Series of short sessions: online via Zoom
Engaging Your Faith
12 sessions running in October 2022. Choose what interests you for just $25 per session. Booking, payment and further information at

Saturday 8th October, 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.

“50 Years of Theological Education in Context: Then, Now, What Next?” Wednesday 12th October at 7:30pm at Celtic Hall, Catholic Leadership Centre. Bookings and Info:,
Enq: or Ph 9412 3333. 

We pray for Bill Thomas, Jack Beaton, Seetha Pitigala, Enid D’Lima, Georgette Best, Rev. Fr. Fayez Saba,  Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Gastin, Una Dennis, Merle Papel, Hayat Kawakoryan, Girolamo Talarico, Gordon Windsor, Yvonne Capiron, 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, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Alica Billings, Teodora Gundayao, Geronimo Gundayao, John Cutajar, Djoanna Josue, Charles Azzopardi, Mary, Lisa, Anthony & Connie Spiteri, Bruce Mills, Emmanuel Fernando, Vincent & Crescentia Fernando Maria De Torres 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, 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, Daniel Sesto, Mary Cassar, Tae Yoon Jim, Joy Panong, Jeffrey Dalton, Maureen Wilson, Ralston BalasinghamLito Alinea, P P Davies, Clint D’Souza, Sandra Farrelly, Eli Simangan, Lily Pereira, Kevin Suares, Loan Nguyen and all who are ill in our Parish.


Counters – 2 Oct 22

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin

Readers – 1/2 Oct 22

  6:00pm Francis Thomas
  8:30am Jeslin Shaji
10:30am Maria Naufahu
  5:00pm Catherine Graham

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 1/2 Oct 22

  6:00pm A. Vesty / S. Fernando / Josie T. / Volunteer
  8:30am C. D’Souza / Karen F. / Michelle N. / Paul F.
10:30am M&C Peters / E. Mills / D. Dalton
  5:00pm E. Angeles / C. Skinner / 2 X Volunteers

Music Ministry –1/2 Oct 22

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am St. Philomena
10:30am Volunteer
  5:00pm FilOz