Dear Parishioners. Most major church refurbishment works as originally planned have now been completed. Final lane line markings will be undertaken next weekend. The car park refurbishment is expected to be undertaken in January 2019 during school holidays. Thank you to each one of you for your patience during this difficult time of refurbishment. God Bless you all.
Fr Vincent John CMI.
LIFE, MARRIAGE & FAMILY SUNDAY – 14TH OCTOBER
Father will give a special blessing for pregnant mums and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses this weekend.
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.
SAUSAGE SIZZLE & LADIES AUXILIARY SCONE STALL
This weekend, 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.
REOPENING OF THE PIETY STORE !!
Thank you to Fr. Vincent and the Building Projects Team for the refurbishment. Come and browse. Divine Mercy and Columban Wall Calendars for 2019 are on sale for $9 each. Pocket calendars for $7 (Limited number). Christmas Cards $3 per packet of 8 cards. Nativity sets etc. See our catalogue. Orders can be taken. Plus our usual array of pious goods.
READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
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.
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 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.
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.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
“Come and See”
What the St. Vincent de Paul Society actually is. Where do the huge money donations go ?
How you might help.
Saturday 27th October at St. Peter’s Community Centre, 8:45am to 11:00am
Free Morning Tea
RSVP before Tues 23rd October to Leo Wandersmith on 9734 7978 / 0404 146 603
The parish will be selling the old white plastic chairs which were used in the foyer for the Easter and Christmas Masses for $2 a chair. If you would like to purchase some, the sheds in the school yard will be open after all Masses next weekend, 20/21 October 18.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
A 3rd collection will be taken up on the Weekend of 20/21 October for World Mission Sunday. We thank you for your support.
PALMS AUSTRALIA invites you to Explore A New Horizon. Catholic communities overseas seek help from qualified and experienced Australians in a variety of professions to lift their people out of poverty. Tap into 1 to 2 year assignments in Asia, Africa or the Pacific. Recent field trips to Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and Myanmar reinforce the value of the mission. There is an opportunity to attend a Palms Australia Info Night on 16 October at 5:30pm at Ross House, Jenny Florence Room, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.. Tel. (03) 9560 5333.
MARIAN COLLEGE, SUNSHINE WEST
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. JAMES FETE
You are invited to the St James community fete at 336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing North on Saturday 20 October from 10:00am to 4:00pm. There will be rides, entertainment, food, fairy floss, show bags, face painting, white elephant, spinning wheel, cake stall and much more. Come along and join in the fun that a fete offers.
We pray for Ambrose Aranha, Glacobe Huynh Van Quy, Robert Wells, Jose Austria, Christine Holt, Stella Gonsalves and all those who passed away recently.
We pray for Thomas Smith, William Milroy, Gabriel Lovisatto, Noel Noronha, Camilo Ferrer Sr., Eduardo Cahoy Snr., Gordon Arney, Dorothy Macedo, Edward Macedo, Clement Thomas 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, 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, Anne Kelly, Penny Heywood, Beatrice Morgan and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 21 October 18
|Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman|
Readers – 20/21 October 18
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 20/21 October 18
|6:00pm||Josie T. / E. Mills / A. D’Lima / S. Martis|
|8:30am||S. Gomez / K. Fernandes / G. Siccita / C. Coelho|
|5:00pm||A. Etiennette / J. Phan Lai /C. Skinner / Volunteer|
Music Ministry – 20/21 October 18
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|