6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

 

PARISH NEWS 

CORONA VIRUS
The following changes have been implemented as a precautionary measure due to the current health issues associated with the Corona Virus:

  • Holy Communion will only be given under the one species i.e. The Body of Christ. The Precious Blood will not be distributed.
  • The Sign of Peace will be announced verbally only.

This will continue until further notice.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5:00pm Mass

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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass Next Healing Mass will be held on 7th March 2020, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays

7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Tex Ryan & Kaizen Katona 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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME
(for Children attending non Catholic Schools)
Classes have begun and are held on Sundays, 9.15am to 10:25am. Please bring along Child's Baptism Certificate to be sighted. Find us by following the arrows on the brick walls. For any enquiries please phone Bernice on 9749 2812.

BIBLE STUDY 2020 Session #2 - 17 February 2020
Combined Parishes of St. James and St. Peter's will have the next Session on Monday 17th February at 7 pm in the Theatrette at St. Peter's Hoppers Crossing conducted by Clive Gonsalves and Francis Thomas. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of John with teachings, explanations, reflections and sharings with audio visuals. All are welcome with a special welcome memento to all new members. Message enquiries to Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 or Francis Thomas 0401787372.

ROSTERS for the Piety Store and Communion to the Sick are now available for collection in the Hall. In the future Piety Store rosters will be sent by email. A paper copy will be available to those who request one.

YOUTH MASS
Please note our next Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm on Sunday February 16, 2020. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth will assist 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 savoury food to share.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP – 2020
The 2020 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship will commence on Sunday 23rd February at 6:15pm at the Community Centre. 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 past 3 consecutive years in our parish and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. All are welcome to join. There will be a brief presentation on the HSI School at masses over the weekend of 15th/16th February. There will be an information session on Thursday 20th February at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. For further information, contact Paul Fitzgerald on 0417 355 186 or Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320.

ASH WEDNESDAY – 26TH FEBRUARY 2020
A reminder that Ash Wednesday is an obligatory day of fast and abstinence. It is also the start of Lent which is a penitential season of prayer, self-denial and helping others. Masses will be as follows:
Wednesday, 26th February 2020
8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass), 7 pm.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT
Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass. This will commence Friday 28th February.

ST. PETER’S ANNUAL LENTEN PILGRIMAGE
Where:      Our Lady Ta’ Pinu Shrine, 15 Flanagans Drive, Merrimu
When:       Saturday, 14th March
10:30am    Way of the Cross
12:00pm    Eucharistic Mass, Celebrant Fr. Vincent John CMI
1:00pm to 2:30pm   Fellowship
All are invited to attend.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Invest in your most precious asset......Your Marriage!
Married couples, come and learn how to keep/rekindle the passion in your relationship and how to keep your love growing! The weekend is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome.
Next weekend 17–19 April 2020 in Melbourne
Other weekends on 17-19 July and 13-15 November 2020. Starts 7:00pm Friday. Ends 500pm Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided. For information or bookings phone Mercy & James 0409 183 676 or email vicbookings@wwme.org.au, Website wwme.org.au.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Monica Harris and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Charlie Caruana, Limo Rosas, Gilbert Dayao, Rosalia Geonzon, Miguel Rezada, Franklin Ruiz, Daniel Callejo, Dharmadasa Prathapasinghe, Clara & Hendry Fernando and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Godwin Arandez, Gordon Newman, Francine Foster, Sam Caruana, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Zandi Falzon, Madel Tecson, Jamilton Dabu, Jerome Marave, Harriet Calvert, Robel Rosales, Rey Medina, Denis Webber, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary Vella, Mary D'cruz, Ron Shegog, Leo Mellewa, Pat Heffernan, Andrea Clayburn, Yvonne Clayton, Monique Hoaster, Alphonsus De Roza, Francis Goonting, Avis Fernandes and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 23 Feb 2020

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 22/23 Feb 2020

  6:00pm Elaine Dalton
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 22/23 Feb 2020

  6:00pm N. Golaw / S. Joseph / B. Farrugia / M. Maple
  8:30am K. McLoughlin / KSC Ministers
10:30am Z. D’Mello / Sally DiB / B. Fernandes / J. Quinless
  5:00pm I. Simangan / R. Perera / E. Behrouzi / J. Phan Lai

Music Ministry – 22/23 Feb 2020

  6:00pm St. Cecilia
  8:30am 2020 Choir
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK