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
CHRISTMAS FAMILY MASS - MON 24TH DECEMBER 6:30 PM, CAROLS 6:00 PM
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 so they can process into Church for the start of the Carols by 6:00pm sharp.
FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS - FRIDAY 28TH DECEMBER, 8:30 AM MASS
A special Blessing will be given to all babies and children at this Mass in memory of the young children of Bethlehem, put to death by Herod who sought to kill Jesus. These innocent victims bear witness to Christ, to a world which would not receive Him.
NEW YEAR'S EVE MASS, MONDAY 31ST DECEMBER, 8:30AM FOLLOWED BY HOLY HOUR OF THANKSGIVING
Please join us as we give thanks for the many blessings and graces received throughout 2018. The 8:30am Mass will be followed by Exposition, quiet reflection/prayer time, Divine Mercy Chaplet and conclude with Benediction. All are welcome.
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.
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Preparation Meeting in January. The NEXT Healing Mass and Baptism Preparation meeting will be held in February 2019.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Letty Britnell, Amelia Gray-Shields, Emily D'Lima, Ashton Hallinan, Gemma Hallinan, Sophie Salamanca, Yzabelle Callejo and Gabriel Tibar who are to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.
PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
The last working day for the parish office will be Friday 21st December. The office will re-open on Monday 7th January 2019. Bulletins for 30th December and 6th January will be single sheets with mass readings. Normal bulletins will resume from 13th January 2019, along with names for Death Anniversaries, Recently Deceased and Sick List.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
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 – NO HEALING MASS IN JAN.|
|16-24 Dec||5:00am Dawn Mass Novena followed by AGAPE Breakfast.|
|2nd Feb 19||Healing Mass 1:30pm to 4:30pm|
The Members of the Hoppers Crossing Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society offer a very warm and heartfelt Thank You to all of St Peter’s Parish Community who recently donated $1,750 to aid our work for the disadvantaged .
Also following our appeal for extra volunteers to aid us in our works, we now have an additional thirteen Members in Training.
Thank you one and all !
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.
CHRISTMAS RAFFLE TICKETS will be on sale from this weekend and during the Dawn Masses. Winning tickets will be drawn after the 24 Dec 2018 Dawn Mass.
CONGRATULATIONS to the two newly appointed Deputy Principals at our school – Tara Allison and Karen Clarke. We wish you well in your new roles !!
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TIMETABLE
|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|
Mass with carols at 8:00am
Mass with carols at 10:00am
|Christmas Day – No 5:00pm Mass|
|31 Dec||8:30am||Mass followed by Holy Hour of Prayer & Thanksgiving for 2018|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
We pray for Josefina Mata, Placida Lim, Antonio Lim, Antonio Mechado and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for George Thomas, Aileen Gower, Evan Pritchard, Paula Monteiro, Edgar Montaut, Gwen Dunford, Margaret Prea, Esther Granada, Marie Renotte, Agnelo Almieda and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Vivian Metzger, Eugene Xavier, Miroslav Hedik, Filippo Sciglitano, Christina Farrugia, Kath Meddings, Edith Platel, Peter Bool, Jaia Baer, May Rizkallah, Janko Janksic and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 23 December 18
|Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope|
Readers – 22/23 December 18
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 22/23 December 18
|6:00pm||E. Dalton / Josie T. / B. Fernandes / Vol|
|8:30am||KSC Minister / Kevin McL / S. Gomez / E. Stowers|
|10:30am||Z. D’Mello / E. Mills / S. Colla / F. Caruana|
|5:00pm||K. English / G. Siccita / C. Skinner / VOL|
Music Ministry – 22/23 December 18
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|