5th Sunday of Lent 2018


PARISH NEWS

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION will be held next Tuesday, 27 March at 7:00pm in our church.

HEALING MASS IN APRIL
Please note that there will be no Healing Mass in April because of the Divine Mercy Novena and Feast. The next Healing Mass will be held on Saturday, 5 May.

ROYDEN D’SOUZA on Sunday, 11th March, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, took a step closer to his Ordination to the permanent deaconate .Royden was elected to the office of Lector  We pray for him and his family as he continues this faith journey.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING APRIL 2018
Please note that as the first Monday of April is Easter Monday, the next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on the 2nd Monday, 9th April at 7:00pm in Church.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS  available in the church foyer for pick up.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.

ALTAR SERVER MEETING in the Church at 5:30pm on Friday, 23rd March 2018 for training. New members Welcome.

ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL 2019 PREP ENROLMENTS will be held at the school at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 20th March 2018. It would be appreciated if children do not attend this meeting due to limited space. During the meeting, parents will have the opportunity to make an appointment for their Enrolment Interview, in Term 2.

MOVIE NIGHT
Thank you to everyone who attended the Movie Night on March 12. It was a great community event much enjoyed by all. We raised $450 for our events and activities and we thank you for your support. Our next movie night is scheduled for April 20 at 7:00pm in the church hall. Watch out for posters in the church hall. Young Adults Group.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP for ages 18 to 29 yrs continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00pm in the theatrette (near the parish office) to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. Next week (March 25), we will be watching the movie RISEN to prepare us for the Holy Week. New members welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231

STATIONS OF THE CROSS LIVE IN ACTION
St Andrews Young Adults Group Werribee are producing a play themed on the Stations of the Cross called “ By His Mercy”. The play will be staged at St Andrews church on Good Friday March 30, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm. All are welcome.

NEWS FROM ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY, HOPPERS CROSSING CONFERENCE
In February we visited 60 homes and assisted 87 adults and 109 children with food vouchers, transport, furniture, whitegoods and Vinnies cards. These people struggled financially due to circumstances encountered and inadequate social security assistance. The Hoppers Crossing Conference of St. Vincent de Paul is seeking new members to assist an increasing number of people in our local community who need our help. Your time and experience would be warmly welcomed. Please contact Michael on 0402 676 676 for further information.

WALK FOR JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES
Palm Sunday, March 25 at State Library (cnr Swanston & La trobe Streets), Melbourne. Includes Music from 1:30pm, Speakers from 2:00pm , Walk at 2:45pm loop route through Bourke St Mall returning to State Library.

THE MISSIONARY SISTERS OF ST. PETER CLAVER
Have their Annual Mission Concert on Sunday 15 April at St. Peter Claver Hall, 154 Cotham Road, Kew commencing at 2:00pm. Admission is FREE. Collection taken during concert with proceeds going to assist Sisters of St. John the Baptist in Dibrugarh, Assam, India to help give an education to poor children.

HOLY WEEK / EASTER / DIVINE MERCY TIMETABLE

RECONCILIATION RITE II Tuesday 27 March, 7:00pm in Church
PALM SUNDAY, 24/25 MARCH
Saturday 24 March - 6:00pm Palm Sunday Vigil Mass
Sunday 25 March - 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:00pm Palm Sunday Masses
HOLY THURSDAY, 29 MARCH
7:30pm  – Mass of the Lord’s Supper including Washing of the Feet
and Vigil until 11:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY, 30 MARCH
10:00am – Stations of the Cross
3:00pm   – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion & Divine Mercy Novena
EASTER VIGIL, SATURDAY 31 MARCH
7:30pm – Mass
EASTER SUNDAY 1 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am –  Masses.
N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
30 March – Good Friday – After 3:00pm Service
31 March – Holy Saturday – 9:00am followed by Confessions
1 – 6 April (Sunday to Friday) – After 8:30am Mass
7 April (Saturday) – After 9:15am Mass
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, 8 APRIL
2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confessions
3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass 5:00pm – Mass as usual
CONFESSIONS
Saturdays – After 9:15am Mass
Wednesdays – After 7:00pm Mass
Holy Saturday – At 9:00am

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Peter McGlade, Joan Lawler, Frances Wood and Lucy Zanetta and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Fr. Edward D’Souza, John & Gertrude Briscoe. John Jones, Elaine Pountney, Helene Green, George Mangion, Sophie Fernandes, Fr. Ave Maria D’Sa, Clarita Cruz, Mathew KP, Cyrilin Jayasooriya, Lino & Citas Marcelo, Lester & Theresa Fernando 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, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Thelma French, 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, Peter Wallace, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Leeandra D'Souza, Shanthi Dass, Rose Farrugia, James Wiliams, Virginia Jewers, Magdalena Marquez and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

 Money Counters - 25 Mar 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira / Jeff Poppen

Readers – 24/25 Mar 18

  6:00pm D Fernandes / S. D’Silva
Fr. Vincent / Dcn. Charles / W. D’Cruz
  8:30am K. Stuttard / L. Vasquez
Fr. Vincent / Dcn Charles / K. McLoughlin
10:30am S. Aurubia / L. Eliepa
Fr. Vincent / Dcn. Charles / M. D’Mello
  5:00pm C. Skinner / G. Sharman
Fr. Vincent / Dcn. Charles / S. Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 Mar 18

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / Josie T. / E. Mills / S. Martis / P&S Albuquerque
  8:30am R. Johnson / H. Durski / G. Siccita  /K. English / L&B Jones
10:30am Z. D’Mello / N. Costa / M. Naufahu / Sally DiB
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / I. Simangan / J. Phan Lai / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 24/25 Mar 18

  6:00pm Filiorum Dei
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK