4th Sunday of Advent 2017

 

PARISH NEWS

NEW PARISH SECRETARY
Call to minister to her family has required our present secretary Josephine Thomas to move to Brisbane in February 2018.  The Thomas family have been our parishioners since April 2005 and Josephine our secretary since January 2007; it is with sadness that we will bid her and the Thomas family goodbye in February, but join them in joyful anticipation of all the blessings that await them.  We pray that our Lord Jesus will go before them and bless them to continue their ministry that he has prepared.

Our parish is now blessed with yet another faithful parishioner as Parish Secretary.  We congratulate Zelia D'Mello on her successful interview and welcome her on board to minister to our Parish in her new role.  Mario and Zelia D'Mello joined our parish when they moved to Melbourne from New Zealand in 2010 and over the years have become an integral part of our parish, participating in various ministries, especially with their ever willing service to our Music Ministry. We pray many blessings as Zelia takes up this new role.

FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS - THURSDAY 28TH DECEMBER
The Church celebrates the memory of the young children of Bethlehem who were put to death by Herod, who sought to kill Jesus. These innocent victims bear witness to Christ in a world which would not receive Him. All parents are invited to bring their children and babies to the 8:30am Mass on this Feast day for a special blessing.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY MASS AND CAROLS
We would encourage the Children of our Parish (who will be at the family Mass on Christmas Eve) to dress as Angels, Kings, Shepherds, etc. to join in our human Nativity Scene during the Carols. Children need to be at the Church at about 5:50pm if they are going to participate. For info, ring Bernice on 9749 2812.

ARCHBISHOP'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
His Grace, the Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, sends Christmas blessings, and invites one and all to view and enjoy his 2017 Christmas message.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1EdSJEpXqU

FR VINCENT'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
Fr Vincent's Christmas blessing to us all is displayed in the hall and foyer noticeboards.  We wish Fr Vincent A Merry Christmas and every blessing on his 17th anniversary of Priestly ordination on the 26th December.  Praise God for the gift of his ministry to us at St Peters.

DAWN MASS UPDATE ON ARCHDIOCESE WEBSITE
Photos and details of our Dawn Masses is on our Archdiocese Website for you all to view: http://melbournecatholic.org.au/News/dawn-masses-at-st-peter-apostle-mission-parish

NOTE FOR READERS
From the first weekend in January - 5th & 6th Jan 2018 - there are changes to the Welcome before Mass. Readers are requested to collect from the hall, as soon as possible, copies of the letters advising of these changes.

COMMUNION SERVICE – TUESDAY 26TH & WEDNESDAY 27TH DECEMBER, 8:30AM
Parishioners, please note that Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service will replace the 8:30am Mass on Tuesday, 26th December and Wednesday 27th December as Fr. Vincent will be away. There will be the normal 7:00pm Mass on Wednesday evening.

BAPTISM FORMATION AND HEALING MASS 2018
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Formation Meeting in January. The NEXT Baptism Formation meeting will be on Monday the 5th February.  Healing Mass will commence each month from the First Saturday 3rd Feb 2018.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
The parish office will be closed from Friday 22nd December and will open on Monday 15th January 2018.  Bulletins for 7th and 14th January will be single sheets with mass readings.  Normal bulletins will resume from 21st January, along with names for Death Anniversaries, Recently Deceased and Sick List.

A DIVINE MERCY or COLUMBAN CALENDAR will keep you informed of Feast Days and Saints' Days. Only $9 in the Piety Store.

 

 

CHRISTMAS TIMETABLE

MASSES
16 Dec 5:00am
9:15am
6:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena Saturday Morning Mass Saturday Vigil Mass
17 Dec 5:00am
8:30am,10:30am
12:00pm
5:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena Sunday Masses
Spanish Mass
18 - 19 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena Weekday Mass
20 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
7:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena Weekday Mass
Wed Mass & Novena
21 - 22 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena Weekday Mass
23 Dec 5:00am
9:15am
6:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena Saturday Morning Mass Saturday Vigil Mass
24 Dec 5:00am
8:30am 10:30am
Dawn Mass Novena Sunday Masses
NO 5:00PM MASS
24 Dec 6:00pm
6:30pm
Carols followed by Family Mass
24 Dec 9:00pm
9:30pm
Carols followed by
Vigil Mass
24 Dec 11:30pm
12:00am
Carols followed by Midnight Mass
CHRISTMAS DAY 25 Dec 8:30am 10:30am
12:30pm

Masses with Carols before Mass

Spanish Mass

30 Dec 6:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass
31 Dec 8:30am 10:30am
4:00pm
5:00pm
Sunday Masses
Holy Hour followed by
Mass
1 Jan 8:30am Weekday Mass
RECONCILIATION RITE II
21 Dec 7:00pm at St. James' Parish
CONFESSIONS AT ST. PETER'S
Wednesdays
Saturdays
After 7:00pm Mass
After 9:15am Mass

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Barb Grogan, Margaret Prea, Dennis Daly, Wayne Summers and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Baby Shania Albuquerque, Florence White, Conrad Isaaks, George Bellard, Princess Jaye de Leon, Patrick Foster, Mary Noronha, Lazar Chakramackil, Annie & Melville Lawrence, Noel Lawrence and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O'Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Elizabeth Slee. Excelsa Tejada, Khanietar Michell Singhapanh, Marlene & Lorraine Gill, Vickey Dunford, Hye-bok Lee, Seong-bin Yim, Lynne Worsley, Carmel Negline, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Irene Arnold, Lona Pereira, Clive Gonsalves, Jadwiga Zawada, Dot Mulquiney, Harriet Calbert, Robert Wells and all who are ill in our Parish.