4th Sunday of Easter 2018

 

PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

25 April Anzac Day Mass at 8:30am
  4 May First Friday Mass & Adoration, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  5 May Healing Mass, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
13 May Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord
Mother’s Day
19 May Pentecost Vigil. Starts at 7:00pm and ends after 5:00am Mass
20 May Pentecost Sunday
27 May Feast of the Holy Trinity
  3 June Feast of Corpus Christi

 

ANZAC DAY REMEMBRANCE  MASS – WEDNESDAY 25th APRIL, 8.30 AM
Please join us for this special Mass which will include the Ode & Last Post. Kindly note, as it is a public holiday, Mass will be held in the Church not the Community Centre. All welcome.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Jack Leeson who is to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship continues to run on Sundays at 6:15pm at the parish Community Centre. This is a faith outreach program where members convene to study more about our faith along with prayers and fellowship. This Sunday we will focus on the topic of Christian Leadership. For more information on the school, please contact Sharon DSilva on 0430 099 654 or Francis Thomas on 0401 787 372.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Young Adult Group for ages 18 to 29 yrs continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00pm in for prayer, worship and discussion about God and faith. We welcome all youth to attend. Meet in the Parish hall at 6:00pm. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231.

WESTERN REGION SACRED MUSIC CONCERT, THOMAS CARR COLLEGE, 7:00PM MAY 10
On Thursday May 10, the following Colleges from the Western Region will be performing in a Sacred Music Concert at Thomas Carr College, Tarneit.

  • Marian College, Sunshine
  • Caroline Chisolm Catholic College, Braybrook
  • Sacred Heart College, Geelong
  • Mt St Joseph’s Girls College, Altona
  • Catholic Regional College, Caroline Springs
  • St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Tarneit
  • Thomas Carr College, Tarneit

No charge to attend the concert, but bookings are essential at
https://www.trybooking.com/UWLT.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – APRIL 22, 2018
“I am the good shepherd...and I lay down my life for the sheep…and they will heed my voice.” – John 10:14-16

When you pray, do you only ask Jesus for the things that you want? Do you ever ask Him what He wants from you? How do you listen for His response? Usually, the answer is in “quiet whispers”, so take time every day, in silence, to actively listen for His response.

MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May. Could we please request volunteers to assist with these counts. The count is also required to be taken at the Filipino, Polish and Spanish masses for the first four weekends in May.

SCHOOL FIRST COMMUNION MASS DATES
Parishioners, please note the following dates that children from St. Peter’s will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking will be an issue at these masses.

Saturday, 12 May – 6:00pm
Sunday, 13 May – 10:30am
Saturday, 26 May – 6:00pm
Sunday, 27 May 1– 10:30am

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY, 22nd APRIL
Today is the World Day of Vocations. Pope Francis tells us: We will never discover the special, personal calling that God has in mind for us if we remain enclosed in ourselves, in our usual way of doing things… We could lose the chance to dream big and to play our part in the unique and original story that God wants to write with us.

God calls young people from our local communities to serve as priests and consecrated religious. We all have a role to play in helping young people to ‘dream big’ and hear this call. What can I do to foster vocations from this community?

Pope Francis – Message for 2018 World Day of Vocations
‘It will not fill our hearts if we keep standing by the window with the excuse of waiting for the right time, without accepting this very day the risk of making a decision. Vocation is today! The Christian mission is now! Each one of us is called to become a witness of the Lord, here and now.

‘We should not wait to be perfect in order to respond with our generous “yes”, nor be fearful of our limitations and sins, but instead open our hearts to the voice of the Lord.’

without accepting this very day the risk of making a decision. Vocation is today! The Christian mission is now! Each one of us is called to become a witness of the Lord, here and now.

‘We should not wait to be perfect in order to respond with our generous “yes”, nor be fearful of our limitations and sins, but instead open our hearts to the voice of the Lord.’

A prayer request
You might know of a young person in the parish, in your family or an acquaintance whom you think would make a good priest or religious. Why not pray for them by name on a regular basis? Carry them with you ‘spiritually’ to Mass on Sunday. Sometimes the Lord uses us as his instruments to encourage vocations.

MANY THANKS to the Nguyen Family for donating a TV and VCR following our request last weekend. The TV was much appreciated by the family who pass on their sincere thanks for the same. God Bless You.
Good Samaritan Ministry.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Manuel Ochoa and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Anna Marie Medel, Connie Portelli, Graziella Casabene,  Amabile Falzon, Margherita Falzon, Serafin Tadena Sr., Desmond Conn, Joseph Mau, Agnes Thoi, Joachim Phuoc, William Shanks and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Margaret Craigie, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Leeandra D'Souza, Shanthi Dass, Rose Farrugia, James Wiliams, Virginia Jewers, Magdalena Marquez, Carmen Augies, Chris, May Rizkallah, Christine Holt , Elzbieta Sobkowicz, Jacintha Udawattage, Arlette Musique and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 29 Apr 18

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers – 28/29 Apr 18

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 28/29 Apr 18

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / E. Mills / S. D’Silva / VOLUNTEER
  8:30am C. Coelho / G. Sharman / G. Siccita / K. English
10:30am S. DiBenedetto / V. Firman / 2 X VOLUNTEERS
  5:00pm S. Simangan / D&A Etiennette / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry – 28/29 Apr 18

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