2nd Sunday of Advent 2018


PARISH NEWS

BLESSING OF NEW PARISH FOYER BY BISHOP MARK EDWARDS
We welcome Bishop Mark Edwards who is here to bless our new Parish Foyer this Sunday 9th December at 10:20am, prior to the start of the 10:30am Mass. Please join us for fellowship after Mass and thank you to all who have brought food to share.

THE SACRAMENTAL AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL is now in recess for the upcoming Christmas Break. We resume on 3rd February 2019. If you have Children or Grandchildren attending State Schools and wish them to be prepared for the Sacraments, come and enrol them on the 3rd February. Watch the newsletter for more information in January 2019.

PIETY STORE
Advent Calendars for the children, Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars, Columban wall Calendars as well as Christmas Cards ($3 for a pack of 8), ornaments, Nativity sets and scenes, etc. are available.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
Please note that there will be no Baptism Preparation Meeting in January. The next meeting will be held on Monday, 4the February 2019 at 7:00pm in church.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Harper Elizabeth Kizis who is to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

THANK YOU
A big THANK YOU from the Youth and Young Adults Ministry for the tremendous support received for the Carols Night last Saturday which was well attended and well supported and a night enjoyed by all. A Special thanks to Ms Adele Vesti for preparing the school children to participate.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy this weekend.

ALTAR SERVERS AVAILABILITY FORMS FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR are kept in the Sacristy. Please fill in your form and return it to the Sacristy as soon as possible. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS TREE
A big Thank-You to everyone who generously donated food and cards for the Christmas Hampers which will be much appreciated by the families who receive them.
St Peter's Conference, St Vincent de Paul Society

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
9th Dec 10:20am – Blessing of new Parish foyer. by Bishop Mark Edwards
16-24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena followed by AGAPE Breakfast.
2nd Feb 19 Healing Mass 1:30pm to 4:30pm

 

We thank the KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS and acknowledge the great effort put in by them each year in setting up the Nativity Scene in locations within Wyndham.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TIMETABLE

MASSES
16 – 24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena
24 Dec 6:30pm Family Mass with Carols at 6:00pm
24 Dec 9:30pm Vigil Mass with Carols at 9:00pm
24 Dec 12 Midnight Mass with Carols at 11:30pm
CHRISTMAS DAY

8:30am

 

10:30am

 

12:30pm

Mass with carols at 8:00am

Mass with carols at 10:00am

Spanish Mass

Christmas Day – No 5:00pm Mass
31 Dec 8:30am Mass followed by Holy Hour of Prayer & Thanksgiving for 2018
1 Jan 8:30am Mass
RECONCILIATION RITE II
20 Dec 7:00pm at St. James Parish
CONFESSIONS AT ST. PETER’S
Wednesdays After 7:00pm Mass
Saturdays After 9:15am Mass

 

MELBOURNE OVERSEAS MISSION
There will be a third collection after all masses this weekend, for the Melbourne Overseas Mission. The money received goes to assist some of the world’s most remote and underdeveloped communities.

 ST. PETER'S & ST. JAMES' COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION, THURSDAY 20TH DEC, 7:00PM
Please join us at St. James' Parish for our Combined Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 20th December at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus our Saviour into our hearts this Christmas. All welcome

ST. PETER'S YEAR 6 GRADUATION MASS, THURSDAY, 13TH DEC, 7:00PM
We congratulate all the Year 6 students who will be celebrating their Graduation this Thursday night. We wish them many blessings and pray that our Lord Jesus will guide them throughout Secondary School and beyond.

CONGRATULATIONS to our staff and school children for participating in the St. Peter’s Primary School Concert at Thomas Carr on Thursday, 6th December.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 18
This will be the 23rd year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. Thank you.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 16 December 18

John  Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 15/16 December 18

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Dominic Hankins
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 15/16 December 18

  6:00pm F. Thomas / B. Farrugia / Praful A. / H. Durski
  8:30am Grace S. / Karen F. / C. Coelho / G. Siccita
10:30am B Fernandes / V Firman / S D Reyos/ I Ortega
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / J. PhanLai / A. Etiennette / Vol

Music Ministry – 15/16 December 18

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm AHFI