WELCOME AND THANK YOU
Welcome back Fr. Vincent, hope you had a good break. Our sincere thanks to Fr. Peter Carrucan, Fr. Noel Mackay, Fr. Pius Kodakkathanath and Fr. Eugene San for helping us in the past month. We thank Deacon Charles and all volunteers for their help to ensure all was well when our parish priest was away – be it during our liturgical celebrations, Communion services, opening/locking the church or making sure that our visiting priests were made welcome. THANK YOU!
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH
- 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
|14 Feb||Ash Wednesday. Masses at 8:30am, 7:00pm, School Mass at 10:00am|
|Fridays in Lent||7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass|
|24 Feb||Annual Pilgrimage Shrine Ta Pinu 10.30am followed by Mass 12noon|
ST PETER’S YOUTH GROUP
Youth group back as usual after 5:00pm Mass each Sunday in the Hall.
YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Young Adult Group meetings commenced February 4th with a good turnout. We continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00 pm in the Theatrette (near the parish office) to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. New members welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231.
ST PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Please note there will be NO Prayer Meeting for the next two Saturdays.
- SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY
All are welcome to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) Renewal Day from 9:30am to 4:00pm at Our Lady Help of Christians Hall, 49 Nicholson Street, East Brunswick. BYO Lunch. Coffee / tea provided.
- SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
Our parish Annual Way of the Cross Pilgrimage at Shrine Ta’ Pinu, 15 Flanagans Drive, Merrimu.
10:30am – Stations of the Cross
12:00pm – Mass. Celebrant Fr Vincent John
1:00pm to 3:00pm fellowship (please bring a plate for shared lunch).
Come and join us as we walk to remember and reflect on Jesus’ painful journey to His crucifixion.
SUNDAY SCHOOL Classes start this Sunday 11th Feb from 9:15am till 10:25am. Enrolments will continue to be taken for a few weeks.
We are still seeking a dedicated person to join our team of Catechists, working with the Children. All Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.
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.
The bishops of Australia have asked us to fast and pray in reparation in sorrow for child sexual abuse and for the healing of victims – February 14-17 2018.
DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING
Pope Francis has declared Friday, February 23 as day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace. In a special way, we pray for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. www.zenit.org.
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.
We are pleased to announce that the church refurbishment works are set to begin on Thursday February 15, 2018. Due to increasing construction costs we have had to postpone the refurbishment to the chapel.
During construction, all weekday masses will be held at the Community Centre and weekend masses in Church. As works relate to both the front entrances of the church, these will be closed and unavailable for use during the construction period.
There is asbestos removal to be undertaken on Saturday, February 17 on which day Morning Mass at 9:15am will be at the Community Centre and there will be NO 6:00PM EVENING MASS on Saturday, 17 February as a safety precaution for our parishioners. Masses on Sunday February 18 will be held as usual.
Entrance to the church will be through the rear of the church (basketball court) and the entrance near the school office which is currently not used. Further details on these will be provided next weekend. The Piety Store will be closed during construction which is expected to finish in the third week of May 2018. The above will cause inconveniences during the construction period but we do hope parishioners will understand and cooperate with us for this very important project of the Parish.
Parish Building Project Team
11TH FEBRUARY 2018 – 6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Brothers and sisters, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” - 1 Corinthians 10:31
Do a quick check of your priorities. Where does God rank in that list? If He’s not first, you have some work to do. Putting God first in everything helps us from putting other “gods” (like our pride and ego, money and possessions to name a few) before God. Before making a decision, ask yourself am I doing this for the glory of God or for the glory of me?
We pray for Hyacinth Ziegelaar and all who passed away recently.
We pray for Monica Ermitano, Dennis Blythe, Isabelle Marcus, Carmel de Silva, Dagmar Weerawardena, Reginald Bulner, Dora Muller, Joshua Gano 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.
Money Counters - 18 Feb 18
|Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard|
Readers – 17/18 Feb 18
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 17/18 Feb 18
|6:00pm||J. Tramontana / H. Durski / E. Dalton / S. D’Silva|
|8:30am||D&J Roga / K. Fernandes / S. Gomez|
|10:30am||S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega / A&A Cortez|
|5:00pm||E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / J. Etiennette / Vol|
Music Ministry – 17/18 Feb 18
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|