2nd Sunday of Advent 2019

 

PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

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 8:15pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass Next Healing Mass will be held on 1st February 2020, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays

7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette

 

PIETY STORE
Religious Calendars, Christmas Cards, ornaments, Nativity Sets, children's Advent Calendars, and lots more are now available in the Piety Store. Come and browse.

GIVING TREE – ST VINCENT DE PAUL
To enable us to make up hampers to brighten Christmas for struggling families in our area, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 8th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them in this joyous season. Last year with your help we were able to help 110 families. Enquiries 9749 2388.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE
Rosters for the Piety Store are available in the hall for those who do not have computer access. All others have had the roster emailed to them.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection from the hall this weekend.

SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH
14 DECEMBER 2019 12:00pm – 3:00 pm
We recognise the important part our Seniors play in our Parish Community. While we encourage the generations to come together we also provide a place where the seniors of our parish community are honoured, supported and valued. To honour the Seniors of our parish, the Young Adults Ministry and Friends would like to invite all the Seniors of our parish above 60 years, to a Christmas Lunch on Saturday 14th December from 12:00 to 3:00pm, to be held in the Church Hall. Tickets at $10 per person will be sold at all masses this weekend. Last chance to get your tickets!!

YOUTH MASS
Please note our next Youth Mass will be held at 5:00pm on Sunday, 15th December 2019. All the Youth in our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will assist in all ministries at this 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.

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION – THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER AT 7:00PM
Please join us at St. James' Parish, Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing, for our Combined Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 19th December at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus our Saviour into our hearts this Christmas. All welcome.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 2019
This will be the 24th 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.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY MASS, 6:30PM ON TUESDAY 24TH DECEMBER, CAROLS AT 6:00PM
All children are invited to dress up as a Nativity character e.g. Angels, Shepherds, Mary, Joseph, etc. for this family Mass.  Please have the children ready and waiting in the hall by 6:00pm sharp, so they can process into Church for the start of the Carols.

CONGRATULATIONS to our school children and staff for participating in the St. Peter’s Primary School Concert at Thomas Carr on Tuesday 3rd December.

ST. PETER'S YEAR 6 GRADUATION MASS, THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER, 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. 

MELBOURNE OVERSEAS MISSION
There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend for the Melbourne Overseas Mission. We thank you for your generosity.

BOOK DISPLAY
Pauline Books & Media will have Catholic children’s books, spiritual reading, saints, devotional books, scripture, etc. available for purchase in the Church Hall at the 6:00pm, 8.30am and 10.30am Masses this weekend. A great gift idea and an opportunity to nurture your family’s faith this Christmas!

JANUARY 2020
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Formation Meeting in January. The Healing Mass and Baptism Formation meeting will resume in February 2020.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Reno Gatt, Roger Briffa, Georgina McMahon, Gregorio & Avelina Gestopa, Kyle Moreno and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Edgar Montaut, Pia Padayo, Judith & Sebastian D'Cruz, Sam Farrugia, David & Lawrence Bracken, Leslie Fernando, Peter Paul Fernando, Hamilton Lazaro, Carmen Agius, Joseph Pace, Frank Cassar, Maria Carvalho 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, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Ellen Everett, Godwin Arandez, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Amelia Pamparo, Liza Medina, Bianca McKitterick, Leo Mellawa, Baby Elera, Pat Heffernan, Anton de Hoedt, Daniel, Hope Lake, Reverie Mancini, Raynata Saunders, Francine Foster, K. V. Thomas, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, Paul Zammit, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Jerome Concessao, Angela Boscolo, Sam Caruana, Bill Fairney, Zandi Falzon, Madel Tecson, Jamilton Dabu, Jerome Marave, Harriet Calvert and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 15 Dec 19

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 14/15 Dec 19

  6:00pm Ignes D’Lima
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Meresina Peters
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 14/15 Dec 19

  6:00pm N. Golaw / B. Farrugia / Praful A. / B. Raj
  8:30am S. Gomez / K. Fernandes / D&J Roga
10:30am C. Peters / N. Costa / S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry – 14/15 Dec 19

  6:00pm St. Cecilia’s Choir
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm Youth Mass