DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR OCTOBER
Prayer for Married Couples
God our Father, we look back today with gratitude to the time when You first blessed our love.
We thank You for the happiness we have known together and for sustaining us in the sorrows we have shared.
We ask for forgiveness for any failure on our part; for any times when we became difficult to live with; for any lack of sympathy and understanding; for anything which spoiled even for a moment the relationship You desire for us.
After these many years of life together, increase and deepen our love by the power of Your Spirit so that we, and our family may always be one with You.
Bless our marriage Lord, with peace and happiness, and make our love fruitful for Your glory and our joy.
Saints Anne & Joachim, Pray for us. Amen.
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.
1st Reading (Wis 7:7-11)
A reading from the book of Wisdom.
I prayed, and understanding was given me; I entreated, and the spirit of Wisdom came to me. I esteemed her more than sceptres and thrones; compared with her, I held riches as nothing. I reckoned no priceless stone to be her peer, for compared with her, all gold is a pinch of sand, and beside her silver ranks as mud. I loved her more than health or beauty, preferred her to the light, since her radiance never sleeps. In her company all good things came to me, at her hands riches not to be numbered.
The Word of the Lord.
Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!
2nd Reading (Heb 4:12-13)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.
The word of God is something alive and active: it cuts like any double-edged sword but more finely: it can slip through the place where the soul is divided from the spirit, or joints from the marrow; it can judge the secret emotions and thoughts. No created thing can hide from him; everything is uncovered and open to the eyes of the one to whom we must give account of ourselves.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Happy the poor in Spirit, the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Alleluia!
Gospel (Mk 10:17-30)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
Jesus was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him and put this question to him, ‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You must not kill; You must not commit adultery; You must not steal; You must not bring false witness; You must not defraud; Honour your father and mother.’ And he said to him, ‘Master, I have kept all these from my earliest days.’ Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him, and he said, ‘There is one thing you lack. Go and sell everything you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ But his face fell at these words and he went away sad, for he was a man of great wealth. Jesus looked round and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!’ The disciples were astounded by these words, but Jesus insisted, ‘My children,’ he said to them ‘how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ They were more astonished than ever. ‘In that case’ they said to one another ‘who can be saved?’ Jesus gazed at them. ‘For men’ he said ‘it is impossible, but not for God: because everything is possible for God.’ Peter took this up. ‘What about us?’ he asked him. ‘We have left everything and followed you.’ Jesus said, ‘I tell you solemnly, there is no one who has left house, brothers, sisters, father, children or land for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not be repaid a hundred times over, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and land – not without persecutions – now in this present time and, in the world to come, eternal life.
The Gospel of the Lord.
The rich suffer want and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.
Next Week’s Readings
Is 53:10-11; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45
Feasts of the Week
Fri, 15 Oct - St. Teresa of Jesus
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: 91984220776 Password: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372
7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399 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
|7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
|2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
|12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm
UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is closed due to the current Melbourne lockdown. 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.
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, 10 October 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/4czot-IB6_k
LIFE, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER - BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS & THEIR UNBORN BABIES
There will be a special blessing for all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of the 9:00am Mass this Sunday 10th October.
The funeral for Dcn. Charles English will be held on Monday 11th October, Rosary at 11:00am followed by Requiem Mass at 11:30am. As limited numbers are allowed to attend due to the current restrictions, attendance is by invitation only. The link to the Tribute Page for Dcn. Charles on the Tobin Brothers Funerals website is given below. Through this site parishioners can view the webcast/livestreaming, light a virtual candle and leave a tribute or message.
Condolences to the family can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parish will offer a Rosary on Saturday 9 October at 7.30 pm. on Zoom. Parishioners are invited to join in the Rosary to pray for Deacon Charles.
Meeting ID: 857 6635 2685 Passcode: rosary
Dcn Charles served with the Knights of the Southern Cross and St Vincent De Paul Conference for over 30 years. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to Society of St Vincent de Paul Conferences – Councils Gift Fund at Commonwealth Bank BSB: 063 003 Account No: 1008 1787 Details Description: Hoppers Crossing 145.
Let us continue to keep Kathleen and their family in our prayers. May Deacon Charles English’s soul rest in peace.
MARCH FOR THE BABIES
March for the Babies this year is online Saturday 9th October at 1pm. Please support the cause for the unborn and spread the word! You can watch it at https://www.marchforthebabies.com/ .
LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your Bible: Understanding Mary in the Bible
Getting Started: Why do Catholics call Mary their mother? Isn’t that taking away some of the respect due to Jesus and giving it to Mary? On the contrary, in this video, Fr Mike Schmitz discusses how a relationship with Mary can strengthen our faith life. Watch at www.bit.ly/BibleGettingStarted6
Going Deeper: How are Mary and the Ark of the Covenant from Exodus connected? What relevance does that have today? In this video, Dr Brant Pitre explores Mary’s role as the new Ark of the Covenant—the dwelling place of the Lord on earth. View at www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper6
Podcasts for Christian living: The irreplaceable role of parents
The role of parents cannot be underestimated. And while parents have a natural role—to protect and provide—we can sometimes forget the irreplaceable role parents have in the spiritual and emotional lives of their children. Find out more here www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving6a.
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Ruth Javier, Fr Noel Oliver PE, Jack Davies, Alphonsamma Marshal, Kuriakose Joseph Kottayil, Thressimma Joseph, Philip Pierias, Emelie Dimat, Joseph Devasya, Michela Volo, Altenor Santos, Wilfredo Antonio, Sheila Buultjens, Rani Cramer, Giuseppe Cini, Ivy Aldcroft, Mayeth Santos, Efren Ayuste, Sr Jacinta Umali, Cecilia Thi Ngoc Hoa Vo, Shirley Linehan, Cassy D’Souza, Rita Mifsud, Uthup Mathai Pulikuthiyel, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.
We pray for Vilma Pimenta, Frank Davidson, Cyril & Millie Lobo, Aloysius Lobo, Angella Doss, Melin Leo, Sumanth Fredrick Cutina and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for 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, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Baby Julian Cayme, Kevin McLoughlin and all who are ill in our Parish.
A Tribute to Deacon Charles English
from Fr. Vincent John & the Parishioners
of St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish
The community and friends of St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish are deeply shocked and saddened at the loss of our dear brother and friend Deacon Charles. Losing someone so dear is devastating, and no words can ever really relieve that pain.
Deacon Charles was a strong family man whose leadership qualities were truly remarkable as he always led by example. He was loved by both, the young and the old as he had a charismatic disposition and was very approachable.
Deacon Charles pervaded a sense of profound faith, love and peace that was felt by the people who came to him for help, guidance and counsel when they encountered challenging life situations. Despite his busy life schedule, he always accommodated the needs of his people and endeavoured to address them promptly.
His absolute loyalty and commitment to St Peter's Parish and the local community will always be remembered. He will live forever in the hearts and minds of hundreds of people he has touched over the years in his Ministry, and for his selfless and dedicated service to the community.
While no one and nothing can fill the void created by the loss of our dear Charles, we seek consolation in the thought of all the joy, love and laughter that remains in the world and the difference he has endeavoured to make in the local faith community and beyond. Deacon Charles was always faithful to His Creator and led an exemplary life of faith in action. A model for us all to follow.
Charles was a tower of strength to his dear wife Kathleen and his family. We pray that the Lord grant them courage and healing during these toughest of days. May the Lord hold them in His Compassionate Heart and soothe their aching hearts with solace and peace.
With a deep sense of pain, anguish and hope we surrender Deacon Charles English to his Eternal Abode. May his soul rest in peace and may the angels lead him into paradise where he can rest forever with our Lord Jesus Christ and our Mother Mary May his soul rest in peace
Counters – 17 Oct 2021
|Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin
Readers – 16/17 Oct 2021
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 16/17 Oct 2021
|J. Tramontana / S. Dibenedetto / S. Martis
|M. Nelthropp / G. Sharman / R. Hibbert
|D. Dalton / S. Delos Reyes / L. Ortega
Music Ministry – 16/17 Oct 2021
|St. Philomena’s Choir