27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018


DEACON ROYDEN D’SOUZA has been appointed Parish Deacon at St. James’ Church, Hoppers Crossing North. We pray that God will guide Royden and shower him with blessings in his new appointment.

Dear Parishioners. We are sad to advise that due to issues with a major subcontractor the car park refurbishment was unable to be completed and hence has been postponed to January 2019. However the original church refurbishment is expected to be completed over the next two weeks and car park will now be available. We do apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our parishioners.
Building Projects Team.

We welcome into our Church community Azaylia Lee Beath, Sarah Rei Campisano, Rylee Jean Cassidy, Lilly Florence Cassidy, Ashton James Morris and Savannah Taylor who are to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of their Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

Our next Youth Mass is on October 21st at 10:30am. Please put this date in your calendar so that we can have all the youth in our parish attend this mass and make it a truly youth celebration. If any youth of our parish want to join in the prayers, choir or reading please call Rhea on 0419 046 809. There will be a special blessing by Fr. Vincent over all youth that attend. There will also be morning tea after mass. Please bring a plate to share.

Can we please request Readers and Communion Ministers to return their Christmas / New Year Availability forms in the next couple of weeks so we are able to start on the new roster. Thank you.

Please note that the HSI School of Discipleship next session will be on October 7th, 2018 at 6:15pm in the Community Centre.

Our next movie night is on October 13th, 2018 at 7:30pm, after the 6:00pm Mass. We will be screening a Christian movie for all the family - THE CASE FOR CHRIST PG a true story of a conversion of an atheist who tries to prove the non-existence of Christ after his wife becomes a Christian. Snacks and drinks at 7:00pm. Gold Coin Donation.

BIBLE STUDY on Monday, 8th October at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. All are welcome to this interactive study of the Bible.

THE MULTICULTURAL MASS will be held on Sunday, 28th October 2018 at 10:30am. All communities are requested to participate in this annual celebration of our cultural diversity and the sharing of traditional food.

Please note that there will be a Rehearsal on Saturday, 27th October 2018 at 10:00am in the church. All those who are actively participating in the liturgical celebration, including flag bearers, are required to attend.

Father will give a special blessing for pregnant mums and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses on the weekend of 13/14 October.

To coincide with Life, Marriage & Family Sunday, copies of Living Icons: Mothers, Fathers and the Gospel of the Family - the 2018 Life, Marriage & Family Sunday publication are available in the Church foyer.

MARCH FOR THE BABIES is on Saturday October 13 at 1:00 pm at Treasury Gardens. This is a great chance to join others and express your support for the sanctity of life. Thousands of our unborn brothers and sisters are killed each year in Australia. One of our guest speakers is Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, at Vatican court.

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.


  • TRIVIA NIGHT, Saturday, 13th October, 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start until 11:00pm at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, Cnr. Birmingham St & Somerville Road, Yarraville. Cost - $15 per person, BYO Food and Drinks. Phone 9315 2680 or email contact@josephscorner.org.au.
  • MEDITATON & MINDFULNESS composed of creating mandalas, gentle exercise and mindful walking leading into silent meditation. Suitable for beginners and experienced meditators. At Joseph’s Corner, 13 Bellin Street, Laverton. 1pm – 2:30pm Tuesdays 9/16/23/30 October. Gold Coin Donation. Phone 9315 2680.

On the weekend of 29th and 30th September, there will be a Sausage Sizzle after all Masses and St. Peters Ladies Aux. will be holding a Scone Stall. So, buy a sausage from Margaret and then purchase some scones for dessert please. The money made helps the Ladies Aux. provide Special Occasion Flowers etc. for our Church. 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.

We pray for Dulce Caancan, Anna Tiqua, Jose Austria and all those who passed away recently.

We pray for Fr. Donald Loyrensz, Frank Davidson, Purita Besa, Fabian Sabaybay, Bean Espinas Sr., Purita Espinas Sr., Judith & Sebastian D’Cruz, Annie & Livino Coutinho, Afra & Isidon Fernandes, Clement Thomas, Antonio (Tony) Pinto, Teklu Ayam, Gerard Hopeng and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Fran Kisielewski, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Aiden Welsford, Anne Binesh and all who are ill in our Parish.


Money Counters – 14 October 18

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Francis Nayagam

Readers – 13/14 October 18

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion  - 13/14 October 18

  6:00pm H. Durski / B. Raj / Sharon A. / B. Fernandes
  8:30am J. Phan Lai / G. Sharman / E. Stowers / L. Jones
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / N. Costa / C. Morcom
  5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / M. Etiennette / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 13/14 October 18

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ