33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020


For All the Faithful Departed

Almighty Father, You made everyone in your own image and likeness, and when that image was defaced by sin, you restored it through Christ:

Hear our prayers, we pray you, for all our brothers and sisters who have gone to their rest in the hope of the resurrection, and show them the glory of your face. Through Christ our Lord.


Entrance Antiphon
The Lord said: I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place.

1st Reading (Prov 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31)
A reading from the book of Proverbs.
A perfect wife – who can find her?   She is far beyond the price of pearls. Her husband’s heart has confidence in her, from her he will derive no little profit. Advantage and not hurt she brings him all the days of her life. She is always busy with wool and with flax, she does her work with eager hands. She sets her hands to the distaff, her fingers grasp the spindle. She holds out her hand to the poor, she opens her arms to the needy. Charm is deceitful, and beauty empty; the woman who is wise is the one to praise. Give her a share in what her hands have worked for, and let her works tell her praises at the city gates.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Happy are those who fear the Lord.

2nd Reading (1 Thess 5:1-6)
You will not be expecting us to write anything to you, brothers, about ‘times and seasons’, since you know very well that the Day of the Lord is going to come like a thief in the night. It is when people are saying, ‘How quiet and peaceful it is’ that the worst suddenly happens, as suddenly as labour pains come on a pregnant woman; and there will be no way for anybody to evade it. But it is not as if you live in the dark, my brothers, for that Day to overtake you like a thief. No, you are all sons of light and sons of the day: we do not belong to the night or to darkness, so we should not go on sleeping, as everyone else does, but stay wide awake and sober.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! Live in me and let me live in you says the Lord, my branches bear much fruit. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mt 25:14-30)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like a man on his way abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a third one; each in proportion to his ability. Then he set out. ‘The man who had received the five talents promptly went and traded with them and made five more. The man who had received two made two more in the same way. But the man who had received one went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. ‘Now a long time after, the master of those servants came back and went through his accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents came forward bringing five more. “Sir,” he said “you entrusted me with five talents; here are five more that I have made.” ‘His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have shown you can be faithful in small things, I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master’s happiness.” ‘Next the man with the two talents came forward. “Sir,” he said “you entrusted me with two talents; here are two more that I have made.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have shown you can be faithful in small things, I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master’s happiness.” ‘Last came forward the man who had the one talent. “Sir,” said he “I had heard you were a hard man, reaping where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered; so I was afraid, and I went off and hid your talent in the ground. Here it is; it was yours, you have it back.” But his master answered him, “You wicked and lazy servant! So you knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered? Well then, you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have recovered my capital with interest. So now, take the talent from him and give it to the man who has the five talents. For to everyone who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough; but from the man who has not, even what he has will be taken away. As for this good-for-nothing servant, throw him out into the dark, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.”’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
To be near God is my happiness, to place my hope in God the Lord.

Next Week’s Readings
Ezek 34:11-12, 15-17;   1 Cor 15:20-26,28   Mt 25:31-46

Feasts of the Week
Tue, 17 Nov - St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Sat, 21 Nov - The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary       


Our church is now open for Masses with a limit of 20 people per service. If you would like to make a booking, please call the Parish Office on 9749 4300. Bookings will only be taken BETWEEN 10:00AM & 12 NOON. Masses are held Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am and 6:00pm, Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am. There are only a few seats available for Masses for the weekend of 21/22 November. From November 23, procedure for bookings may change depending on new directives from the Government and the Archdiocese.  Updates will be provided in our bulletin and via Facebook. Please ensure that you are in church 5 minutes before Mass as doors are shut and will not be opened during the service. If you are unwell on your allocated day, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.

For those who are unable to attend Mass at church, Masses will continue to be live streamed from our church.
Via Facebook Page https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
Via our parish Youtube channel
Via ZOOM, Meeting ID: 923 0757 3592, Password: SPhc2020
Parishioners can also dial in via mobile phone or landline to participate in our daily Masses on ZOOM.
Landline – Dial 0011 618 6119 3900
Mobile – Dial +618 6119 3900
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Sunday 10:30am Mass is also available on YouTube, link as follows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_06y47dhrA


The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. You can still contact us on the office phone 9749 4300 or send in your enquiries/prayer requests by email to stpeters@westnet.com.au or hopperscrossing@cam.org.au

Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au
Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
Weekly Bulletin – kindly send your email address to stpeters@westnet.com.au to have a copy of our bulletin emailed to you every Friday.

November is a special time to pray for the dead. This November as we are unable to gather as usual in church, to enable families to add the names of the deceased in the Memorial book we are requesting that you email the names to the parish office at stpeters@westnet.com.au or hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. We will add the names in the Memorial book and Fr Vincent will pray for their souls in the month of November.

We welcome into our Church community Miles Paloma 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 Miles will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

We invite parishioners who have lost a loved one in the past 12 months to participate in this special Memorial Mass for the deceased. Invitations will be sent to families who have lost a loved one in the past 12 months. Kindly note the memorial mass is postponed to Thursday 26 November at 7pm. As we are awaiting confirmation of increased numbers allowed to attend after 23 November from the Victorian Government and the Archdiocese, bookings for this mass will be taken from Monday 23 November onwards, in order to get maximum numbers to attend. You may register only 1 or 2 members per family for the mass on a first come first serve basis. This mass will also be live-streamed via our Parish Facebook page and YouTube channel. At this mass we will have a special tribute in the form of a Photo Collage video. Please send an electronic copy of a photograph of your loved one who died over the last 12 months (1 Nov 2019 to 31 Oct 2020) and their date of birth and date of death via email to the parish office at hopperscrossing@cam.org.au latest by Monday 23 November. Please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 for more information.

Communion to the Sick Ministry hopes to resume operations soon. This ministry involves taking Holy Communion to the residents of Glendale nursing home and some elderly residents in their homes. We are seeking volunteers for this ministry, which will require Working with Children and Police Checks. Usually you will be required to volunteer for 2 hours per month either on a weekday or weekend. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Parish office on 9749 4300 or email us at hopperscrossing@cam.org.au,

Information sessions to study at CTC are available as follows:

  • Undergraduate: Tuesday 17 November 10am
  • Undergraduate: Thursday 19 November 7pm
  • Minor Thesis and Higher Degrees by Research: Tuesday 17 November 7pm
  • Postgraduate: Tuesday 17 November 7pm

Please ask about study options for auditing our units without assessment or credit. For more information email rosemary.canavan@ctc.edu.au or see www.ctc.edu.au.


Bible Study Ministry
Focus on Gospel of John, Chapter 16
Meeting ID: 91984220776      Password: 899140

St. Anthony’s Novena
Every Tuesday at 7:00pm, followed by Rosary
Meeting ID: 823 3823 7597, Password: 524250

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Novena
Every Wednesday at 7:00pm, followed by Rosary
Meeting ID: 836 3268 5197 Password: novena

St. Peter's Charismatic Prayer Community KNK
Every Saturday at 3:00pm – Divine Mercy & Praise & Worship
Meeting ID: 741 486 2105,  Password: 023368

Our Grade 3 students will do their First Reconciliation on 23rd, 24th and 27th November.  Please keep the children and their families in your prayers.

The one who prays is never alone. In fact, Jesus welcomes us in His prayer so that we might pray in Him and through Him. This is the work of the Holy Spirit. The Gospel invites us to pray to the Father in Jesus’s name.

Artificial Intelligence – We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind

Pope Francis has declared Sunday 15 November 2020 to be the fourth World Day of the Poor. In his message for this World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis draws on the Old Testament Book of Sirach, which calls us to 'stretch forth your hand to the poor' (Sir 7:32). We are reminded that 'prayer to God and solidarity with the poor and suffering are inseparable. To read the Pope’s message use the following link https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-06/pope-francis-outstretch-your-hands-to-the-poor.html

We pray for Lourdes Morris, Italo Inserra, Fr Joy Vallomkunnel, Patricia McCavanagh, Leo Linehan, Antonette Wijegoonewardene, Luz Pacheco, Singareddy Chinnapureddy, Irene Jones, Giuseppe Menganelli, victims of the terrorist attack in France, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

We pray for Michael Lewis, Claude & Avis Barber, Dollar Sharman, Emilio Marquez, Edward Palmer  and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

We pray for Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Denis Webber, Monique Hoaster, Wilfredo Villareal, Rolando Navarro, Francis Goonting, Anne Deluca, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Anthony Hanford, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Carmelina Costanzo, Alki Christopoulos, Charlotte Mary, Paul Burton, Aloysius Silva, Norma Medina, Christine Hall, Esther Uwase, Steven Smith, Justin Worsley, Calum Jones, Baby Hannah, Paul Thomas, John Murray, Andrew Crowley, Vincent Margaret, Christian Lindsay and all who are ill in our Parish.