4th Sunday of Advent 2019

 

PARISH NEWS

A CHRISTMAS BLESSING

Lord, you came upon a Midnight Clear
To bring Joy to the World and draw us near.
It was a Holy Night when you came from above
To fill our hearts with hope & love
Thank you Sweet Jesus
For clothing us with Comfort and Joy

I would like to thank all my parishioners for the love and support you have given both Dcn. Charles and myself throughout 2019. Without your help, it would be very difficult to achieve everything we have done this year. May God bless you and your loved ones this Christmas and right through 2020.
Fr. Vincent John CMI

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Ethan Manuel who is to be baptised next weekend. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that Ethan will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
The last working day for the parish office will be Monday 23rd December. The office will re-open on Monday 6th January 2020.  Bulletins for 29th December and 5th January will be single sheets with mass readings. Normal bulletins will resume from 12th January 2020, along with names for Death Anniversaries, Recently Deceased and Sick List.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 2019
Please join us for the last few days of the 24th year of our Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. Mass starts at 5:00am followed by breakfast. Novena concludes on 24th December.

SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH 14TH DECEMBER
The Christmas lunch for seniors was wonderful! It was a joy to see so many of our senior parishioners attend this event and enjoy the sumptuous lunch prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary. A big THANK YOU to the Young Adults, Ladies Auxiliary and Good Samaritan Ministries for their great efforts in organising this event.

We thank the KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS and acknowledge the great effort put in by them each year in setting up the Nativity Scene in locations within Wyndham.

PARISH CALENDARS will be distributed at all masses this weekend and next weekend. Please take one per family.

CHRISTMAS 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.

NEW YEAR'S EVE MASS, TUESDAY 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 2019.  The 8:30am Mass will be followed by Exposition, reflection/prayer time, Divine Mercy Chaplet and conclude with Benediction.  All welcome.

NEW YEAR'S DAY MASS, WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY 2020, 9:30AM (new time for this day only)
Kindly note the Mass time of 9:30am for Wed, 1st January.  Rosary will commence at 9:00am.  Due to the Public Holiday there will be no 7:00pm Mass.

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.

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.

FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS -
SATURDAY 28TH DECEMBER, 9:15AM 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.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Bruno Anic, Joseph Grima, Paul Zammit, Roger Briffa, Rosa Marsic, Anthony Fernandes and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Florence Thomas, Edith Platel, Corazon Dayao, Salvatore Martelli, Jennifer Foreman, Francis Pereira, Dante Lopez, Irene Tran, Martin Pham, Joseph Nguyen 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, Rey Medina, Denis Webber and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS FOR
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S DAYS

Roster for Readers – 24/25 Dec 19

  6:30pm Dominic Hankins
  9:30pm Rosemary Hibbert
Midnight E. Stowers
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Venus Iuta

Roster for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 Dec 19

  7:30pm B Steinhauer / Sharon A / B Farrugia / Karen F (Church)
S. D’Silva / D&J Roga (Hall)
  9:30pm A. Vesty / C. Skinner / D. Fernandes / N. Costa
Midnight H Durski / B Fernandes / G Sharman / S Martis (Church)
3 VOLUNTEERS (Hall)
  8:30am M&Z D’Mello / K. English /B. Jones
10:30am S&I Simangan / S. DiBenedetto / VOLUNTEER

Roster for Reader & Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
for Tuesday, 31 Dec 19, 8:30am

Reader Les Jones
Communion B. Jones / B. Farrugia / J. Tramontana / M. Maple

Roster for Reader & Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
for Wednesday, 1 Jan 20, 9:30am

Reader Elaine Dalton
Communion B. Steinhauer / E. Behrouzi / B. Raj

 

ROSTERS FOR 28/29 DECEMBER 2019

 Money Counters – 29 Dec 19

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson

Readers – 28/29 Dec 19

  6:00pm Jerilee Cardoz
  8:30am Bernice Steinhauer
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Sonia Sabu Mathew

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 28/29 Dec 19

  6:00pm M. Maple / J. Tramontana / D&J Roga
  8:30am K. English / Kevin McL / R. Johnson / E. Stowers
10:30am N. Costa / V. Firman / J. Quinless / M. Peters
  5:00pm S. Martis / A. Etiennette / B Fernandes /J Phan Lai

Music Ministry – 28/29 Dec 19

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Filiorum Dei
  5:00pm Youth Band