5th Sunday in Ordinary Time


PARISH NEWS

 

FAREWELL TO JOSEPHINE THOMAS, PARISH SECRETARY
A farewell will be held for our Parish Secretary Josephine and her husband Buxton Thomas on Sunday, 11th February 2018 after the 10:30am Mass. We thank Josephine for all she has done for the parish in her roles over the past 11+ years as Parish Secretary and Leader of St. Peter's Charismatic Community. As Josephine, Buxton and their family make Brisbane their new home, we wish them well and pray that God will shower them with abundant blessings as they start this new stage in their lives. We request you to kindly bring a plate of food to share at the fellowship after Mass.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP - COMMENCES THIS SUNDAY
Our Young Adults Group for ages 18-29 yrs will meet in the Theatrette (near parish office) every Sunday commencing February 4th, 2018 from 6:00pm onward to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. We will also have a free DINNER every week!. All young adults welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231.

MOVIE NIGHT
Many thanks to all who attended the Movie Night held on January 24th 2018. The night was a success and we raised $500 which will go towards the Young Adults events during the year. Our next event is planned for around the holiday on March 12th 2018. Details to follow. If you have any comments or queries, please email us at spyoungadults18@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of our ministry.

PIETY STORE
Due to construction work soon to begin on the Church, the Piety Store will be closed after February 4th until the work is completed. You have two weekends to purchase any items you need. Please also note that Columban Calendars will not be available after 4th February.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS –  AVAILABILITY FORMS
Thank you to all the Readers and Communion Ministers who have completed the forms and returned them to the Office.  There are still a few out in Hall and we would appreciate if these could be completed this week and returned to the office. Thank you.

BIBLE STUDY STARTS AGAIN
Bible study recommences on February 12th at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. This year we will be learning the Gospel of Matthew. All are welcome to an interactive study of the Bible and its implications in our day to day life. Enquiries please call Royden on 0426 071 375

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm

Mon 5 Feb 7:00pm Baptism Formation Meeting In Church

 

4TH FEBRUARY 2018 - 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
"Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. He told them, "Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I come.“ Mark 1:35, 38
In today's Gospel reading we see a perfect example of stewardship. Jesus gives His time to do all that God wishes - healing the sick and preaching. But before He begins, Jesus makes time to be alone with God in prayer. It is through prayer, spending time with God, that we find the strength to do what He wishes us to do. Be sure to find time every day to be with God.

ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Our Prayer Community have commenced their weekly gathering with Healing Mass this Saturday the 3rd February 2018 at 1:30pm. Our weekly Adoration and Prayer Meeting will be at 2:30pm every Saturday in the Church. All are welcome. Fellowship thereafter in the Community Centre at 4:30pm. Please note that on the First Saturday of each month, Healing Mass will be at 1:30pm.

We have a few events happening with our prayer community in the coming weeks, like the Renewal Day and Annual Pilgrimage at Shrine Ta Pinu, etc., so please have a look at our parish bulletin for notices about these special events.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
Ash Wednesday, 14th - Day of fast and abstinence. Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm, School Mass at 10:00am.

  • Project Compassion commences 14th February until 1st April 2018. Project Compassion Envelopes and Boxes will be available in the church and hall. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
  • Starting 16th February, there will be Stations of the Cross each Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
  • The Divine Mercy Novena will start after the Good Friday service.
  • Lenten Regulations from the Vicar General have been placed on the noticeboards.

SUNDAY SCHOOL enrolments will be taken this Sunday 4th Feb from 9:15am till 11:000am. Sunday School Classes start the following Sunday 11th Feb from 9:15am till 10:25am. Enrolments will continue to be taken for a few weeks.

Also, we are still seeking a dedicated person to join our team of Catechists, working with the Children. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Crispin Garcia, Cathy Duggen, Norma Armstrong, Alexander Donaldson and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for John Backerra, Jack and John Hartshorn, Kathleen and Chris McCormick, Brian Golding, Doris, Stanley & Pauline Harlow, Betty Roberts, Kevin Waters, Margaret Alice Jones, Brian Smith, Mary Miller, Katalin Frank, Josefina Paderes, Angustias Villagracia, Hilarion Combate, Fr Alej Plaza Jr.svd, Vicente Catalon 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, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Anthony Devientis, Frank Fazio, Thelma Foxcroft and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 11 Feb 18

Royden D'Souza / Pravin A. / Clarence D'Souza

Readers - 10/11 Feb 18

  6:00pm Wilfred D'Cruz
  8:30am Lerna Vasquez
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 10/11 Feb 18

  6:00pm M. Maple / D. Fernandez / S. Martis / P. Albuquerque
  8:30am G. Sharman / K. English / L&B Jones
10:30am S. Colla / S. DiBenedetto / F. Caruana / V. Firman
  5:00pm D&A Etiennette / 2 X Volunteers

Music Ministry - 10/11 Feb 18

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ