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
PRAYERS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN NOVEMBER
The Memorial Book will be kept near the Sanctuary. All are invited to write down the names of their departed loved ones in the book. The book will be taken to the Altar during the Offertory to remember and pray for the faithful departed at all the Masses during November.
"God's Word 2020" (daily reflections), 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 next weekend 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.
COMMUNION ROSTER FOR DEC 2019, JAN/FEB 2020
We require Communion Ministers as follows:
3 for Midnight Mass Christmas Eve.
3 for 10:30am Mass Christmas morning.
2 for the 5:000pm Mass weekend of 11/12 Jan 2020.
KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS – DECEASED MEMBERS MASS
Will be held on Wednesday 13th November, at 7:00pm at St Peters Parish, Hoppers Crossing. Members are asked to assemble at 6:45pm prior to Mass. Widows, relatives and parishioners are invited to be at this Mass and to stay for refreshments afterwards.
MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED – 7:00PM, FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER, FOLLOWED BY SUPPER
All Parishioners who have lost a loved one are invited to attend this special Memorial Mass for the Deceased. You are welcome to bring a photo of the Deceased and place it on the table at the front of the Church. Could you kindly bring a plate of sweet/savoury finger food to share after Mass. Thank you.
VOLUNTEERS’ THANKSGIVING MASS
Thank you to all our Parish Volunteers who give of their time, talents and gifts to serve our parish. Fr Vincent and Deacon Charles would like to invite all the volunteers in the parish to a special Thanksgiving Mass on Friday, 22nd November at 7:00pm followed by fellowship. The mass will be offered for the personal intentions of all our volunteers and a special blessing will be given.
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 weekend masses on 24th November, 1st & 8th December. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK 12TH NOVEMBER AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St James & St Peters Bible Study continues on 12 Nov at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St Peters. Conducted by Clive Gonsalves. We are at Mark (Ch 15). All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426071375.
ASSIST A STUDENT (AAS)
St. Vincent de Paul is informing parishioners of their AAS Program which assists students in very poor circumstances in countries to our north, to get to school. As we know, education is the key to helping people get out of the poverty cycle. $70 will assist one student for a year. This weekend 9/10 November, a display and donation container will be set up in the hall for any immediate contributions, however if you are interested in being a part of this program, please check the mini display which will be set up in the hall and take home a pamphlet.
Our next Youth Mass will be held at 5:00pm on Sunday, 17th November 2019. All Youth in our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth 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.
INTRODUCING THE NEW PRINCIPAL AT THOMAS CARR COLLEGE
St. Peter's Parish community welcomes and offers best wishes to Mr. Craig Holmes, the new principal at Thomas Carr Regional College, on his new appointment. Mr. Holmes will speak to parishioners at the 10:30am mass this Sunday. Please join us for morning tea after Mass to welcome the new Principal.
St James Men’s Ministry will host a Men’s Breakfast in the Paulist Centre at St James Parish from 8am – 11am on Saturday 16 November. Our guest speaker, Rev Royden D’Souza, will present a talk on Christian Leadership. He will address the 5 Cs: Character, Connection, Community, Commitment and Commission. He will help us to appreciate that we can all be effective leaders. Please register your intention to attend to Peter O’Toole 0410 330 864. We look forward to seeing you there; you won’t be disappointed. All men welcome. A donation of $7 would be appreciated to cover costs.
MARIAN COLLEGE ENROLMENTS
Now accepting enrolments for Year 7 2021 onwards. Limited places for Year 8-12 in 2020 available. Call 9363 1711.
A PROFOUNDLY REWARDING MISSION
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We pray for Rosa Marsic, Georgina Toffy, Francis Anthony, Annunziata Zerafa, Fr. Bert De la Pena and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Timothy Crough, Maurice Dalton, Shaun Fitzgerald, Margarita Apostoli, Frank Apostoli, Vita Sammartino, Michael & Mary Edirmannasinghe, Philomina Jayakody, Manuval Jayakody, Chyntniya Pierics, Brett Hallinan, Dollar Sharman, Neville Nettar, John-Maria Paul, Josephine Deguara, Goakim Le, Joseph Falzon 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, Gordon Newman, Ellen Everett, Godwin Arandez, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Marcelo Arenas, Amelia Pamparo, Liza Medina, Bill Fairney, Bianca McKitterick, Leo Mellawa, Baby Elera, Patrick Matthey, Pat Heffernan, Anton de Hoedt, Josephine Thomas, Daniel, Hope Lake, June D’Souza, Margaret Van Dwyne, Reverie Mancini, Raynata Saunders, Joan Stoackley and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 17 Nov 19
|Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope|
Readers – 16/17 November 19
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 16/17 Nov 19
|6:00pm||D. Fernandez / D&J Roga / S. Albuquerque|
|8:30am||G. Sharman / Karen F. / K. English / Romayne A.|
|10:30am||M. Peters / N. Costa / S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega|
Music Ministry – 16/17 Nov 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|