DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR MAY
PRAYER FOR PEACE & JUSTICE IN UKRAINE
God of peace and justice, who change the hardened heart and break the power of violence, we entrust the people of Ukraine to you.
Protect them in this time of peril; let them know not death but life; not slavery but freedom.
You are Father of all; we are brothers and sisters.
Give us the strength to live that truth in love, choosing peace not war.
Through Christ our Lord.
O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders; in the sight of the nations he has shown his deliverance, alleluia.
1st Reading (Acts 14:21-27)
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
Paul and Barnabas went back through Lystra and Iconium to Antioch. They put fresh heart into the disciples, encouraging them to persevere in the faith. ‘We all have to experience many hardships’ they said ‘before we enter the kingdom of God.’ In each of these churches they appointed elders, and with prayer and fasting they commended them to the Lord in whom they had come to believe. They passed through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia. Then after proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia and from there sailed for Antioch, where they had originally been commended to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. On their arrival they assembled the church and gave an account of all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the pagans.
The Word of the Lord.
I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.
2nd Reading (Apoc 21:1-5)
A reading from the book of the Apocalypse.
, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, and the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, as beautiful as a bride all dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, ‘You see this city? Here God lives among men. He will make his home among them; they shall be his people, and he will be their God; his name is God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness. The world of the past has gone.’ Then the One sitting on the throne spoke: ‘Now I am making the whole of creation new.’
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you. Alleluia!
Gospel (Jn 13:31-35)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
When Judas had gone Jesus said: ‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified, and in him God has been glorified. If God has been glorified in him, God will in turn glorify him in himself, and will glorify him very soon. ‘My little children, I shall not be with you much longer. I give you a new commandment: love one another; just as I have loved you, you also must love one another. By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
I am the true vine and you are the branches, says the Lord. Whoever remains in me, and I in him, bears fruit in plenty, alleluia.
Next Week’s Readings
Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Apoc 21:10-14;22-23; Jn 14:23-29
WELCOME BACK FR. VINCENT!!
We hope you have had a rest and enjoyed your vacation with your family and friends.
WEEKLY PARISH DATES
9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.
10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 1st and 3rd Sundays.
6:00pm in Theatrette – Young Adults (SPYA) meet 1st and 3rd Sundays. More info contact Raoul on 0411057080.
|Mondays||7:00pm to 8:15pm – Bible Study on zoom. Meeting ID: 91984220776 Passcode: bible Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.|
|Tuesdays||7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary.
Meeting ID: 89320421399 Passcode: rosary.
|Wednesdays||7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.|
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration.|
2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship in Church.
1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month.
|Baptisms||12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm. The next Baptism Prep Meeting will be on Monday 6th June at 7:00pm in Church.|
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Ayana Naufahu and Ezekiel Dan Azimi who are to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.
MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all weekend masses during the month of May.
SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP – 2022
The 2022 session of the Joint Parishes of St Peter’s & St James initiative - School of Discipleship will commence from Sunday 15th May at 6:15pm at St Peter’s Community Centre, Hoppers Crossing. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the last 6 consecutive years in Hoppers Crossing and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. All are welcome to join. Enquiries to Francis Thomas on 0401787372 or Royden Dsouza on 0426071375. There are limited seats. Please register at https://bit.ly/3EFg96N.
SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS DATES
Parishioners, please note the following dates that the children from St. Peter's school will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these Masses. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers as they prepare to receive our Lord for the first time.
Sat 14th May - 6:00pm & Sun 15th May - 10:30am.
Sat 21st May - 6:00pm & Sun 22nd May - 10:30am.
A reminder that the Filipino Mass, which is held on the 4th Sunday of each month, will take place on Sunday, 22nd May at 12 noon.
SAVE THE DATE !!!
Saturday, 4th June, 6:00pm Pentecost Vigil Mass.
Aux. Bishop Martin Ashe will celebrate the 6:00pm Mass on Saturday, 4th June to mark the start of our Parish Golden Jubilee Celebrations. More information to follow.
ONLINE SAFETY FOR CHILDREN – FREE WEBINARS
Parents and carers: the eSafety Commissioner provides free webinars for parents and carers. These live webinars give parents and carers the knowledge, skills and tools to support their children to have safe online experiences. In May, the webinar covers parental controls designed for parents and carers of children between 4 to 13 years old. In June, the webinar covers Safer online Gaming and is designed for parents and carers of children between 8 to 13 years old. To register please go to
READERS over Passion Sunday and Easter, please return copies of readings provided to you, to the sacristy, at the earliest opportunity. Thank you.
PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A box has been placed outside the Sacristy for the return of Project Compassion boxes, or you can return them to Kamal or Bro. Tue. Thank you.
GUIDED TOURS FOR ST. PETER'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Thursday 12th May – 3.45 pm
Monday 16th May – 3.45 pm
Wednesday 18th May - 3.45 pm
For more information, please visit www.stpeterahc.catholic.edu.au
THE KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS are a Catholic Ministry of St. Peter’s Parish for men, and has been in existence in Australia for 100 years. On Friday 3rd June, the Knights are holding a BBQ at Bunnings, Hoppers Crossing store on Old Geelong Road, which has been an important fundraiser for Catholic ministry. The money raised supports our local communities through scholarships for students at MacKillop and Thomas Carr Colleges and other Catholic ministries overseas. If you are free on 3rd June and can offer two or more hours of your time, we would appreciate your assistance. The BBQ operates between 8:00am and 4:00pm. We are flexible and will fit into your schedule. If you are able to help, please contact Paul Beasley on 0417 136 635.
MASS TO COMMEMORATE THOSE WHO HAVE DIED DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC
Sunday 22nd May, 11am, St Patrick’s Cathedral Melbourne
In recognition of the significant impact of COVID in our families and communities, Archbishop Peter Comensoli will celebrate a memorial Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday 22nd May for all those who have died during the COVID pandemic (including but not limited to those who have died from COVID). This Mass will be offered for all the departed who could not be mourned properly or whose lives could not be celebrated suitably because of pandemic restrictions. You can submit names of those you would like remembered at this Mass via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GZKP7QF.
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE & CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE Good Shepherd Sunday Appeal - Support the training of priests for tomorrow’s Church. Your (tax deductable) donation will support the living arrangements and education for the Corpus Christi College seminarians. Donate via our website
PLEDGE TO PRAY FOR VOCATIONS
The Vocations Office in Melbourne has partnered with some others in a project, 'Pledge to Pray' - an on-line platform for individuals to pledge prayers for vocations. It is based upon the idea of the 'Invisible Monastery'. You are invited to 'pledge a prayer' for vocations at www.pledgetopray.com.au, this is a site dedicated to encouraging prayer for vocations in Australia.
CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Online unit via Zoom, Teaching Meditation and Prayer
Four Saturdays: 18, 25 June; 8, 15 October. To enrol or for further information:
We pray for Leonard Britto, Randolf Aldcroft, Leo Manongdo, Orly Victuelles, Dante Martola, Maria Fajardo, Nina Revilla, Ayi Pintakaew, Cecily Morgan, Jay Lawless, Phillip Peppin, Lorna Miranda, Antonina Manippa, Brian Kelly, Kim Nguyen, Paul Thomas, Jamilee Orfaly, Lourdes Sequeira, Xavier Carrick, Aye Ko, Marion Anderson, Pedro Lopez, Joe Sarteschi, Varisto Camilleri, Sylvia Aldersea, Concetta Cernaz, R. Rajabushanam, Phillip Binney, Kevin Hynes, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.
We pray for Margaret Smith, Mercia De Alwis, Crispin Fernandes, Yancy Murillo, Diana Fernandez, Genoveffa Martelli, Rosa Carullo, Eardley Beck and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Sean Donaldson, Wilfredo Villareal, Helen Kelly, Gordon Newman, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Jean Cameron, Baby Sora, Arturo Bacani, Vivienne Gantar, Magda Symons, Bill Thomas, Trevor D’Souza, Malia Kautai, Lindsay Coates, Violet Lawrence, Joseph Mathew, Divya Fernandes, Theresa D’Costa, Robert Martinez, Adrian McGill, Jeffrey Dalton, Yvonne Caruana and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 22 May 22
|K. Stuttard / E. Lewis / B. D’Souza / R. Hibbert|
Readers – 21/22 May 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 21/22 May 22
|6:00pm||G. Surrao / J. Tramontana / M. Maple|
|8:30am||KSC Minister / K. English / Volunteer|
|10:30am||J. Quinless / B. Fernandes / F. Aishweriya|
|5:00pm||S. Simangan / 2 Volunteers|
Music Ministry – 21/22 May 22