IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass
Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
|Baptisms||Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.|
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to approx. 8:30pm starting with Mass|
|Healing Mass||1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.|
|3rd Sunday||5:00pm Youth Mass|
7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass
7:30pm to 9:00pm RCIA in Theatrette
WELCOME FR. EUGENE SAN and thank you for assisting our parish during Fr. Vincent’s absence.
THANK YOU TO FR. FRANK BUHAGIAR for also assisting during this time.
"UNPLANNED" DVD is available at the Piety Store $15. Autobiographical story of Abby Johnson's conversion from abortion worker to pro-life crusader.
Columban and Divine Mercy Calendars are now available at $9 each. Pocket Calendars $7.
AVAILABILITY FORMS CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR
Would all Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who have not yet returned their Availability forms please return them at the earliest opportunity. We would also appreciate if we could have some Volunteers for the 10:30am Mass on Christmas day.
LIFE, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER
Father will be giving a special blessing to all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses this weekend.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
There will be a third collection on the weekend of 19/20 October for World Mission Sunday. We thank you for your generosity.
PARISH MISSION PROGRAM – SEASON OF LENT 2020
Saturday 14 – Friday 20 March 2020. Our parish is planning a Parish Mission Program during the Season of Lent 2020 starting on Saturday 14th until Friday 20th March. The facilitator is Fr Ray Sanchez, a Passionist from St Mary’s Retreat Community, Queensland. Fr Ray has conducted several Parish Mission Programs overseas as well as all over Australia. The overall aim of the Mission Program is twofold.
- To assist in the individual faith education and renewal of parishioners.
- To assist in highlighting the emphasis on the Church as ‘Community’ and help promote this spirit at our Parish.
He will preach and celebrate at all weekend Masses and Monday to Friday 2 sessions, 10am – 12pm and repeated in the evening 7:30-9:30pm
The Mission Program will include some home gatherings or group meetings for parishioners to share their own faith stories a week or two prior to mission week. More information will be available in the bulletin in coming months. Our parish school are also very happy to participate. Fr Ray has already given an outline of topics he will cover catering for the different levels of the school.
Let us all embrace this Parish Mission Program, an opportunity to increase our faith to encounter Our Lord Jesus. We request your prayerful support and cooperation for this Parish Mission to be a success.
Fr. Vincent John & Dcn. Charles.
JOSEPH’S CORNER invites parishioners to participate in a ‘Review and Dreaming’ to help set directions for Joseph’s Corner into the future. Saturday, 26th October at Queen of Peace Primary School Staffroom, 62 Everingham Rd., Altona Meadows, 9:00am to 1:00pm finishing with lunch. RSVP 9315 2680 by 19th October.
If you would like the weekend bulletin emailed to you please notify your email address to the parish office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively please LIKE the parish Facebook Page at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ where the weekend bulletin is posted every Saturday.
THE EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH – OCTOBER 2019
In response to Pope Francis' invitation to participate in an Extraordinary Missionary Project in the month of October, the Parish wishes to support St. Mary's House of Welcome in Fitzroy which was started by the Daughters of Charity and has been running for over 60 years. It is an "Open Access Centre" that provides all meals, showers, fresh clothing for the homeless, the disadvantaged and people in distress. A special collection for this cause will be taken on the weekend of the 26th/27th October. Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated.
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION FOR 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” (Luke 17:18)
Most of us live “easy” lives. We have food, shelter, and clothing. We go on vacation every year and own a car or two. Most of us take this all for granted. Did you ever notice that people with the least amount of possessions are usually the most grateful? Shouldn’t this be the other way around? Take time every day and thank God for all He has given you.
ROSARY PRAYER MEETING
To celebrate the Month of Mission and Mary, St. Peters Young Adults will hold rosary prayer meetings. This is a great opportunity to support the youth group and encourage your family and children to grow through prayer. If you would like the Young Adults to visit your house, please register your interest by calling 0470 445 684 or contacting www.facebook.com/spyoungadults Sign up sheets will be available after weekend masses.
The next Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm next Sunday, 20 October, 2019. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The youth will assist in all ministries at the Mass and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.
RECENTLY DECEASED We pray for Eldelle Arce, Ferdinando Scrofani, Teresita Villasanta, Wanda Sanchez, Moya Milesi, Ferdinand Fernando and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Jose Baltero, Santiago Sobredo, Judith & Sebastian D’Cruz, Afra & Isidonio Fernandes, Rev. Fr. Ave Maria D’Sa, Rosaleen McKenna, Carmel de Silva, Brenda Arnolda, Lorenz La Brooy, Chandra Francis, Camilo Ferrer Sr., Leonicia Salalila, Gregorio De Torres Jr., Tuscano & Piamonte family, Hunduy Fernando, Josapiu and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Vince Jones, Jean Cameron, Glenna Pereira, Ellen Everett, Godwin Arandez, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Marcelo Arenas, Amelia Pamparo, Liza Medina, Alva Duran, Bill Fairney, Gordon Newman, Bianca McKitterick, Leo Mellawa, Baby Elera, Raylene Johnson, Daphne White and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 20 Oct 19
|Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman|
Readers – 19/20 Oct 19
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 19/20 Oct 19
|6:00pm||B. Farrugia / Sharon A. / B. Fernandes / B. Raj|
|8:30am||S. Gomez / Karen F. / Romayne A. / C. Coelho|
|10:30am||C. Peters / N. Costa / S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega|
Music Ministry – 19/20 Oct 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|