3rd Sunday of Lent 2020

 

PARISH NEWS

CORONA VIRUS
As per instructions from the Archdiocese, the following changes have been implemented due to 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, The Body of Christ. The Precious Blood will not be distributed. The faithful are reminded that Christ is fully present under either species.
  • As the coronavirus is easily spread through saliva, the Body of Christ will only be administered in the hand because of the high risk of transmission if people continue to receive on the tongue.
  • The Sign of Peace will be announced verbally only.

This will continue until further notice. Please check the noticeboard for detailed information from the Archdiocese.

BIBLE STUDY – 16TH MARCH
The next Session will be held at 7:00pm in the Community Centre at St. Peter's Hoppers Crossing.  Message enquiries to Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 or Francis Thomas 0401787372.

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION, THURSDAY, 2ND APRIL, 7:00PM AT ST. PETER'S PARISH
Please join us for our annual Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 2nd April at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves this Lenten season for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery. All are invited to attend.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Joseph Carreno Douglas, Leonardo Carreno Douglas, Isaiah Carreno Kombukon, Sasha Anstee and Miles Paloma who are to be baptised this Sunday. We pray for these children, their parents and god parents.

MORNING TEA, SUNDAY 22ND MARCH AFTER 8:30AM MASS to thankfully celebrate the tireless work done by our long term very active and committed parishioners.

Bev & Les Jones who have been actively involved in various parish Ministries for almost 45 years are now moving to Kyneton to be closer to their family.

Leo & Shirley Linehan have both served the community for many years through their dedication and commitment to St. Vincent de Paul and the Music Ministry.

A special collection will be taken for 'Helpers of God's Precious Infants' in recognition and appreciation of Les and Bev's ongoing commitment and dedication to the unborn. Please bring a plate and join us in this celebration. Thank you.

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

 

Bible Study

Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held 1st Monday of month at 7:00pm in Church.

Held 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday in Community Centre from 7:00pm.

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

 

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP – 2020
All are welcome to this faith outreach program which is held every Sunday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm 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
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.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT held every Friday during Lent at 7:00pm followed by Mass and will be conducted by the Children's Liturgy Ministry on Friday 20th March.

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.

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

HOLY HOUR OF PRAYER
Our parish will join the Archdiocese Triduum of Prayer for vocations. 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 to the Priesthood and Religious Life.

MOVIE NIGHT
St Peters Young Adults present the next movie night on Saturday March 21 at 7:30pm (After the 6:00pm mass), showing "Breakthrough" – inspired by a true story. Gold Coin Donation. BBQ, snacks and drinks on sale from 7:00pm. A great way to meet parishioners and 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 hold an Information Session for parents interested in enrolling their children at St. Peter’s for the year 2021. The 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 on Wed, 15th April 2020 and Tues 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.

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 give a special blessing to all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses on the weekend of 21/22 March.

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

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Desmond Conns, Neneng Austria, Alex Coelho, Isave Maria Thom, Poshan Misquitta, P J Cyriac, Elmer Balano, Vincenzo Trantino, Juliana Toncic, Gertrude & John Briscoe, Roberto Lopez, Elaine Pountney, Eugene Xavier, Cyrilin Jayasooriya, Michael Palmieri 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, Zandi Falzon, Robel Rosales, Rey Medina, Denis Webber, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary D'cruz, Leo Mellewa, Pat Heffernan, 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, Avis Fernandes, Gaudelia Javier, Lina Enriquez, Merly Matundan and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 22 Mar 2020

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin

Readers – 21/22 Mar 2020

  6:00pm Ignes D’Lima
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Sherwin SImangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 21/22 Mar 2020

  6:00pm N. Golaw / Sharon A. / A. Vesty / J. Poppen
  8:30am K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones / KSC Minister
10:30am M&Z D’Mello / J. Quinless / S. DiBenedetto
  5:00pm I. Simangan / J.P. Lai / R. Perera / E. Angeles

Music Ministry – 21/22 Mar 2020

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am 2020 Choir
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK