IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH - FROM FEBRUARY 2019
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 – NEXT HEALING MASS ON MARCH 2nd, 1:30pm – 4:30pm|
|23/24 Feb||Visit by Regional Bishop Mark Edwards who will celebrate all weekend Masses.|
CAR PARK REFURBISHMENT
Fr. Vincent, Dcn Charles and the Building Projects Team would like to sincerely thank each and every one of our parishioners for their prayers and support during the refurbishment works. Thanks also for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Beth Walkden and her family have thanked all at our parish for the support received and the beautiful Mass and prayers at Stan’s funeral last Tuesday.
HEALING MASS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
All are invited to come and experience Jesus' Healing Touch for the body, mind and soul at a Special Healing Mass at our church on Wednesday, 27th February, 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Healing, Adoration and Preaching by Fr. Jilto George, CMI.
Please note our next Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm on Sunday February 17, 2019. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will be assisting in all ministries and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.
MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR NOVENA
Every Wednesday at 7.30 pm (after 7 pm mass) consisting of traditional prayers, scripture reading, brief homily, Eucharistic Adoration and some of our favourite hymns. Come and join us for the Novena which has been known to carry a message of hope and assurance of help to all those who appeal to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Like us on Facebook – Motherofperpetual succournovenahopperscrossing for updates and prayer requests. Novena Book for personal use available at the Sacristy for $5.
SACRAMENTAL & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME
If your children attend a non-Catholic School and you wish for them to prepare to receive Sacraments or general instruction, come and see us. Classes start this Sunday 10th Feb from 9:15am to 10:25am. Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749 2812.
FUNDRAISER – SCULPTURED BALLOONS
There will be a sculptured balloon sale fundraiser on Sunday, 10 February 2019 after the 10:30am mass. Prices start from $1.00 upwards. ALL proceeds from the sale of the balloons will go towards the Church fund. We appreciate your kind support.
VISIT BY BISHOP MARK EDWARDS
Our Regional Bishop Mark Edwards will visit our parish on the weekend of 23rd/24th February 2019. Bishop Mark will celebrate all Masses that weekend and will meet parishioners after each Mass, with a special meeting with our Parish Youth and Young Adults after the 5:00pm Mass on Sunday, 24th February. In addition to the above visit, Bishop Mark will meet with various parish committees and visit our sick parishioners on Monday 18th February. On Wednesday 20th February, Bishop Mark will visit our School and meet with the Leadership Team. Please offer our usual St. Peter’s hospitality and friendship to Bishop Mark. We request you to kindly bring a plate to share in the fellowship after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, 24th February. Thank you.
Our parish will be having a Lenten retreat this year on March 14,21,28 and April 4 from 7 to 8 pm conducted by Deacon Royden Dsouza. These will consist of teachings, short films, hymns on key parables from the Gospel’s to increase our faith and build a stronger relationship with Jesus during this Lenten Period. Look out for further details as we approach Ash Wednesday.
TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
The Beatitudes are a roadmap for our life: they invite us to keep our hearts pure, to practice meekness and justice, to be merciful to all, to live affliction in union with God. ……. Pope Francis @Pontifex
We pray for Cyril David, Lesley Van Belkom and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Solange David, Clothilde David, Joshua Gano, Gregorio De Torres, Lodenia De Torres, Dennis Blythe, Joseph Vella, Lorraine Zilembo, Reynaldo Natividad, Carlos & Julietha Fernandes and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Janko Janksic, Cynthia Middleton, Eugene Xavier, Mabel Fernandes, Maureen Moynahan, Ding de Leon, Leo Eleipa, Kath Meddings, Joyce Devine, Nella Inserra, Anna Vincenzino, Xavier Bradley, Clare Remedios, Robert Hart, George Cache, Patrick Thursby, Patrick Clark, Loretta O'Regan, Ava Aldcroft, Lewis Zammit, Nofoao Thomas and all who are ill in our Parish
Money Counters – 17 February 19
|Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope|
Readers – 16/17 February 19
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 16/17 February 19
|6:00pm||F. Thomas / D. Fernandez / D&J Roga|
|8:30am||M. Nelthropp / Karen F. / Grace S. / C. Coelho|
|10:30am||V. Firman / N. Costa / S. D. Reyos / C. Morcom|
Music Ministry - 16/17 February 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|