3rd 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

 

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.

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

GIVING TREE – THANK YOU
Many thanks to those who generously donated items to our Giving Tree and to the helpers who gave of their time to pack hampers. If you delayed bringing your item to the Church, any further donations will be accepted and can be left in the basket near Our Lady's statue.

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Christmas raffle tickets are now on sale after all weekend masses and will continue until just prior to Christmas. Thank you for your support.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Lucia Dan Azimi, Oliver Lutterschmidt, Dew Rose San Ba, and Jeremiah Teaurima 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.

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.

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.

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.

ALTAR SERVERS
Dear Parents of Altar Servers, please note that from next year there will be a Roster for Altar Servers, thus ensuring that all Masses are covered and making it easier for families to commit to. Please send your preferences for Masses for the first half of 2020 (January to June) to the Parish Office.

FEAST OF STO NINO
Sunday, 26th January 2020 at St. Peter’s. Procession starts at 11:30am followed by Eucharistic Celebration at 12 noon. All are invited to join us in this celebration. You are welcome to bring your icons with you to the procession.

PARISH MISSION
Dear Parishioners, please note that the Parish Mission that was planned for 14th to 20th March 2020 has been postponed as our presenter Fr. Ray Sanchez is unavailable that week as he has commitments due to being newly appointed as a Community Leader. The new date for the Parish Mission is now 9th to 15th May 2020.  More information will be provided in the new year.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE - 2020 Study Options
The Parish & Pastoral Ministry in a New Environment
Parish life today is facing many new opportunities and challenges.  The parish of the future will be built on the missionary creativity of people and priests working together in a changed social and ecclesial environment.
Church History
Discover more about the Church’s story and the journey of faith across the centuries.
For all study options and further information contact 9412 3309 or AssistantDean@ctc.edu.au or ctc@ctc.edu.au.

 

2019 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TIMETABLE

MASSES

16 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
17 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
18 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
7:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
Wed Mass & Novena
19  Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
19 Dec 7:00pm RECONCILIATION RITE II at St. James
20 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
21 Dec 5:00am
9:15am
6:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena
Saturday Morning Mass
Saturday Vigil Mass
22 Dec 5:00am
8:30/10:30am 5:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena
Sunday Masses
23 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
24 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
24 Dec 6:00pm Carols
24 Dec 6:30pm Family Mass
24 Dec 9:00pm Carols
24 Dec 9:30pm Vigil Mass
24 Dec 11:30pm Carols followed by Midnight Mass
CHRISTMAS DAY

8:30/10:30am

1:15pm

Carols before Mass

Spanish Mass

Christmas Day – No Evening Mass

26 Dec 8:30am Weekday Mass
31 Dec 8:30am Mass followed by Holy Hour of Thanksgiving for 2019
1 Jan 9:00am
9:30am
Rosary
Mass

No 7:00pm Mass

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Paul Zammit, Godofredo Albito, Petronila Domingo, Linda Garcia, Roger Briffa, Anthony Fernandes and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Myrtle D’cruz, Purita Espinas Sr, Juanita Alcaraz, Princess Jaye Dabu De Leon, Lorenza Garcia, Milagros Baltero, George Thomas, Aileen Gower, Evan Pritchard, Corazon Dayao, Poshan Misquitta, Angelina Farrugia 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, Bill Fairney, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Jerome Concessao, Zandi Falzon, Madel Tecson, Jamilton Dabu, Jerome Marave, Harriet Calvert, Robel Rosales and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 22 Dec 19

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis

Readers – 21/22 Dec 19

  6:00pm Angella Francis
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 21/22 Dec 19

  6:00pm F. Thomas / S. Martis / H. Durski / Volunteer
  8:30am K. McLoughlin / KSC Ministers X 3
10:30am Z. D’Mello / S. Vaz / Sally DiB / E. Mills
  5:00pm D & M Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / R. Perera

Music Ministry – 21/22 Dec 19

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK