2nd Sunday of Lent 2020

 

PARISH NEWS

 

CORONA VIRUS
The following changes have been implemented as a precautionary measure due to the current health issues associated with the Corona Virus:

  • There will be no Holy Water in the fonts
  • Holy Communion will only be given under the one species i.e. The Body of Christ. The Precious Blood will not be distributed.
  • The Sign of Peace will be announced verbally only.

This will continue until further notice.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

HSI School of Discipleship 6.15pm to 8.15pm in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5:00pm 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 4th April 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

 

 ROSTERS NOW AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE HALL

  • Lectors and Communion Ministers
  • Communion to the Sick
  • Piety Store. Please note that in the future Piety Store rosters will be sent by email. A paper copy will be available only to those who request one.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME
(for Children attending non Catholic Schools). Classes every Sunday 9.15am to 10:25am. Please bring along Child's Baptism Certificate to be sighted. Find us by following the arrows on the brick walls. For any enquiries please phone Bernice on 9749 2812.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT
Stations of the Cross are held every Friday during Lent at 7:00pm followed by Mass. Stations of the Cross on Friday 13th March will be conducted by the Bible Study Ministry.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP – 2020
The School has begun on Sunday February 23 with over 40 people attending to experience what is involved in Christian Discipleship & Mission. The first 5 weeks are “Come and See” to check whether this school is for you. All are welcome to this faith outreach program which is held every Sunday from 6.15 pm to 8.15 pm at St Peters Community Centre. Enquiries to Paul Fitzgerald on 0417355186 or Anita Dsouza on 0411772320.

ANOINTING FOR SICK/HEALING MASS - TUESDAY 17TH MARCH, 11:00AM MASS
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly, are invited to attend our Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday 17th March at 11:00am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the hall. All Welcome. If you are aware of anyone who wishes to be anointed but is too ill to attend this Mass, kindly ask them to contact the Parish Office and Father will visit them at home at a suitable time.

BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS AND THEIR UNBORN BABIES - WEEKEND OF 21/22 MARCH
To mark the Feast of the Annunciation celebrated on Wednesday the 25th March, Father will be giving a special blessing for all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses on the weekend of 21/22 March.

HOLY HOUR OF PRAYER
The best and most important thing to obtain vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life is to pray, and so during the Season of Lent, our Archdiocese has established the Triduum of Prayer which will run for 23 hours from 20-22 March in parishes and religious communities around Melbourne. Our parish is joining in this Triduum of Prayer. St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community (KNK) will hold a Holy Hour of Prayer from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturday, 21st March. We invite all our parishioners to participate in this Holy Hour of Prayer to help vocations in our parish.

MOTHER’S DAY RAFFLE
Tickets to our Mother’s Day Raffle will be sold after all weekend Masses from next weekend.  Funds raised from the raffle will go towards various church activities. Thank you for your support.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are days of Fasting and Abstinence from meat. All other Fridays, except solemnities, the law of the common practice of penance is fulfilled by any one of the following:

  1. Prayer eg – Mass attendance; family prayer; a visit to a church or chapel; reading the Bible; making Stations of the Cross; praying the Rosary, etc.
  2. Self Denial eg – not eating meat, sweets or dessert; giving up entertainment to spend time with family; limiting food and drink to give to the poor of one's own country or elsewhere, etc. Project Compassion is a major means of expressing self-denial in Australia.
  3. Helping Others eg – special attention to someone who is poor, sick, elderly, lonely or overburdened, etc.

MOVIE NIGHT
St Peters Young Adults are proud to present the next movie night on Saturday March 21 at 7:30pm (After the 6pm mass), showing "Breakthrough" - inspired by a true story. This event welcomes Gold Coin Donation and BBQ, snacks and drinks will be on sale from 7pm. This will be a great way to meet parishioners as well as support the Young Adults. If you would like to donate or assist, please call Young Adults on 0470 445 684.

ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL - 2021 PREP ENROLMENTS
St. Peter Apostle School will be holding an Information Session for parents who are interested in enrolling their children at St. Peter’s for the year 2021. This information session will be held at the school at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 21st April 2020. It would be appreciated if children do not attend this meeting due to limited space.  Guided Tours will be held on Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 at 9:30am and Tuesday 28th April, 2020 at 9:30am. During the meeting, parents will have the opportunity to make an appointment for their Enrolment Interview, in Term 2.

THOMAS CARR COLLEGE OPEN DAY
Sunday, 22 March, 10:00am to 2:00pm, 35 Thomas Carr Drive, Tarneit. To register interest, please email registrar@thomascarr.vic.edu.au

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Agatha Borg and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Raymond Linning, Alex D’Souza, Mervyn Duarte, Vincent D’Souza, Victor Pereira, Fr Joe Briffa, Josephine Catania, Meryn Duarte, Audrey & Cyril Michael, Theresa Spiteri, George Mangion, Tony Rodrigues, Adomy Menjivar, Joseph Vella, Lewis Vella, Vazimierz & Jadwiga, Simon & Natalia, Eardley Beck, Carmen Madeloso 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, Godwin Arandez, Gordon Newman, Francine Foster, Sam Caruana, Therese Mary, Zandi Falzon, Robel Rosales, Rey Medina, Denis Webber, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary D'cruz, Leo Mellewa, Pat Heffernan, Andrea Clayburn, Yvonne Clayton, Monique Hoaster, Alphonsus De Roza, Francis Goonting, Aiden Leonard, Elvira de Torres, Melville Pereira, Wilfredo Villareal, Julia Rego, Keely Welsford, Rolando Navarro, Eileen Lewis, Jean Skinner and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 Money Counters – 15 Mar 2020

L. Vasquez / T. Grisancich / L. De La Cruz

Readers – 14/15 Mar 2020

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Meresina Peters
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 14/15 Mar 2020

  6:00pm D&J Roga / B. Raj / S. Martis
  8:30am R. Johnson / M. Nelthropp / J. Phan Lai
10:30am C. Peters / S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega / N. Costa
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS

Music Ministry – 14/15 Mar 2020

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am 2020 Choir
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm Young Adults