4th Sunday of Advent 2018

 

PARISH NEWS


 

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TIMETABLE

MASSES
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
CHRISTMAS DAY

8:30am

 

10:30am

 

12:30pm

Mass with carols at 8:00am

Mass with carols at 10:00am

Spanish Mass

Christmas Day – No 5:00pm Mass
31 Dec 8:30am Mass followed by Holy Hour of Prayer & Thanksgiving for 2018
1 Jan 8:30am Mass
RECONCILIATION RITE II
20 Dec 7:00pm at St. James Parish
CONFESSIONS AT ST. PETER’S
Wednesdays After 7:00pm Mass
Saturdays After 9:15am Mass

 

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.

PIETY STORE
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 at all Masses this weekend and during the Dawn Masses. Winning tickets will be drawn after the 24 Dec 2018 Dawn Mass.

FROM THE PARISH OFFICE
Wishing all the parishioners of St Peters a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

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.
2nd Feb 19 Healing Mass 1:30pm to 4:30pm

 

JANUARY 2019
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.

CONGRATULATIONS to our parishioner Tanya Kelaart who recently received a Lalor Hero Award for the wonderful work she has done as the founder of the Wyndham Women’s Support Group. Her voluntary work with various organisations has also been acknowledged. Well done and God Bless you Tanya as you continue with your good works.

FEAST OF STO NIÑO will be celebrated at St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish at 12 noon on Sunday, 27th January 2019. Procession starts at 11:30am in the carpark. You are welcome to bring your Sto Niño icons on the day.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Edith Platle, Roseleen McKenna, Jose Bilog, Dr. Leslie Gonsalves, Jason Gilham, Bradley Dobney, Christina Farrugia, Des Saunderson, Antonio Machado, George Seemanpillai, Luke Anderson, Corazon Dayao and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Baby Shania Albuquerque, Florence White, Conrad Isaaks, George Bellard, Margaret Prea, Sam Bonnici, Flo & John Staub, Patrick Foster, Gert & Frank Foster, Milagros Baltero, Sisabert Rocha, Arsenio Granada, Connie Portelli, Joseph Nguyen, Esmeralda Benitez, Pia Padayo, Violeta Pascual, Lucy Zanatta, Immaculata Sciglitano 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, Jaia Baer, May Rizkallah, Janko Janksic, Gayle Ryan, Saranapala, and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 30 December 18

Kevin McLouoghlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers – 29/30 December 18

  6:00pm Elaine Dalton
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 29/30 December 18

  6:00pm H. Durski / M. Maple / Davy F. / Sharon A.
  8:30am L. Jones / Bernice S. / R. Johnson / G. Sharman
10:30am Sally DiB / V Firman / Vanina IDA / S Delos Reyos
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / 2 X VOLUNTEERS

Music Ministry – 29/30 December 18

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am 5th Sunday Choir
  5:00pm Youth Band