PARISH NEWS

ANOINTING FOR HEALING MASS - TUESDAY 12TH DEC, 11:00AM
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly are invited to attend our annual Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday 12TH December at 11:00am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the hall. All welcome. If you are aware of anyone who wishes to be anointed but is too ill to attend this Mass, kindly ask them to contact the Parish Office and Father will visit them at home at a suitable time.

NOTE FOR READERS
From the first weekend in January - 5/6th Jan 2018 – there are changes to the Welcome before Mass. Readers are requested to collect from the hall, as soon as possible, copies of the letters advising of these changes.

ROSTERS for Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers, Piety Store and Communion to the Sick are all available for collection from the church hall. Please pick up your copy as soon as possible as they start from December.

THANK YOU
Sr. Jean from Joseph`s Corner Counselling is very grateful to Fr. Vincent and St. Peters Community for supporting the Bric-a Brac stall last weekend. Just over $1000 was raised, to help with the free counselling service.

A very big thank you to all who purchased goods at the Ladies Aux. Christmas cookery stall. The $600 we raised helps us to continue our works around the Parish. Don`t forget to come to the Anointing and Healing Mass on Tuesday 12th December 11:00am.and stay for a light luncheon after Mass.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Sunday School Programme is looking for a Dedicated Person, to work with our team next year, to help Educate the Children from Government Schools, who choose to come to Sunday School to prepare for and receive the Sacraments and to extend the children's knowledge and Love of God. For more info, please contact Bernice on 9749-2812.

YEAR OF THE YOUTH
The new liturgical year has been marked as a national "Year of Youth". This year the church is called to focus on young people, and how as a church community we can further engage and include youth in the life of the church. To all young people: the Year of Youth challenges you to be brave, ask deep questions and seek to discern God's will for your life.

The entire church body including parents, families, teachers and church leaders are called to share in this journey, creating new paths for young people to experience the love of God and use their gifts, talents and youthful energy to build up Christ's church. We ask you to join us in praying for all young people and for God's blessing on the Year of Youth!

Youth Ambassador Team - Contact Angelique on 0420 338 231 if you are interested in helping out with youth events/initiatives during 2018

JANUARY 2018
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Formation Meeting in January. The NEXT Healing Mass and Baptism Formation meeting will be held in February 2018.

ARCHBISHOP HART RESPONDS TO THE ROYAL COMMISSION'S REPORT INTO CASE STUDY 35
The Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart has today received the report by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse into the Archdiocese of Melbourne in Case Study 35 covering the period up to the introduction of the Melbourne Response in 1996.

The Archbishop accepts the report's conclusion that the Case Study showed that there was a prevailing culture of secrecy within the Archdiocese in relation to complaints which were dealt with in a way that sought to protect the Archdiocese from scandal and liability and prioritised the interests of the Church over those of victims.

He said that mishandling of complaints against priests and church personnel and the resulting lack of response to such complaints led to unnecessary suffering for many victims and their families.

He said that "the Church should be a safe place for children but the events point to it having been unsafe for all those who are victims. Where this abuse occurred resulting from the passivity or inactivity of predecessors of mine, I sincerely apologise and accept responsibility".

Archbishop Hart also made the point that he was now confident that the Archdiocese and its parishes and schools have the policies, codes and processes required to ensure child safe environments and to deal with complaints.

He added that there was a firm commitment from all those in parishes, schools and across the Archdiocese "to the ongoing safety and well-being of children in our care".

The Archbishop said "as a Church we will learn from this Case Study and the upcoming Royal Commission's report and I make a commitment to greater transparency in our processes, in order to assist victims and their families".

Further enquiries to Shane Healy, Director of Media and Communications: 0417 928 588

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION
THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER AT 7:00PM, ST. JAMES' PARISH
Please join us at St. James' Parish for our Combined Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 21st December at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus our Saviour into our hearts this Christmas.  All welcome.

If yours is one of those families that is constantly on the run, might I ask that you work hard to make family dinner a regular part of your routine. It's a simple thing to do, and the benefits could be truly life changing for your children.....
(Cardinal Timothy Dolan)

GIVING TREE - ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
To help with our Christmas Hampers for people in need in our parish area, please take a tag from the tree at the front of the church and return your gift of food by 10th December. A Christmas card to a family is very welcome as many lonely people do not receive a card at Christmas. Please return the TAGS for RE-USE next year. Please DO NOT stick them to the package as this prevents us re-using them. Thank you for your generosity.

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available.

NDIS INFORMATION FORUM Friday 15 Dec 8-10am
Catholic Social Services Victoria, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne: Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is well underway, but there is much to be done before the rollout is complete. Many service providers and people with disability are still on steep learning curves. For some service providers, working with the NDIS is core business and a major focus of board and executive time. You are invited to join a forum with David Moody, State Manager Victoria, National Disability Services, and Tony Hollamby, CEO St John of God Accord, who will present and lead discussion on: 'The NDIS today: where it is, where it's heading, some of the key issues being faced' (David Moody)

'Learnings from the experience of service providers' (Tony Hollamby) Cost:$25 Bookings: www.trybooking.com/SZDN

Details: Lucia Brick on 9287 5566 or lbrick@css.org.au

CONGRATULATIONS!
Every second year, our St Peter Apostle Primary School participates in Wakakirri - a performing arts festival that involves telling a story through drama and dance. 60 children from Year 2 to Year 6 were involved in this year's performance and were awarded Best Adapted Story in Victoria, qualifying to compete for Australian Story of the Year. They also received the following accolades:

* Winner Victorian State Title Division 2
* Best Backstage Crew
* Best Public Speaking School in Victoria
* Excellent Performance / Teamwork
* National Title for Style and Genre

2017 has placed our School in the top 10 schools in Australia!  Fr Vincent, Dcn Charles and parishioners congratulate students, staff, parents and all those who contributed this year and wish them every blessing for a fruitful participation again in 2019.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Arogyaiah Bandanadam, Dorothy Macedo, Itria Puglisi and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:
We pray for Myrtle D'Cruz, Fouad Chamie, Leslie & Peter Paul Fernando, Mark Woodword, Concepcion Santos, Milagros & Rogelia Baltero, Rosalita Rances 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, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Elizabeth Slee. Excelsa Tejada, Khanietar Michell Singhapanh, Marlene & Lorraine Gill, Vickey Dunford, Hye-bok Lee, Seong-bin Yim, Lynne Worsley, Carmel Negline, Barb Grogan, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Irene Arnold and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters - 17 Dec 17

R. D'Souza / P. Albuquerque / C. D'Souza

Readers - 16/17 Dec 17

  6:00pm Agnes D'Lima
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Maria Naufahu
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 16/17 Dec 17

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / D. Fernandes / D&J Roga
  8:30am K. English / Grace S. / Bernice S. / C. Coelho
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm G. Siccita / S&I Simangan / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry - 16/17 Dec 17

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm AHFI

 

PARISH NEWS

YEAR OF THE YOUTH
The new liturgical year has been marked as a national 'Year of Youth'. This year the church is called to focus on young people, and how as a church community we can further engage and include youth in the life of the church. To all young people: the Year of Youth challenges you to be brave, ask deep questions and seek to discern God's will for your life.

The entire church body including parents, families, teachers and church leaders are called to share in this journey, creating new paths for young people to experience the love of God and use their gifts, talents and youthful energy to build up Christ's church. We ask you to join us in praying for all young people and for God's blessing on the Year of Youth!

Youth Ambassador Team- Contact Angelique on 0420 338 231 if you are interested in helping out with youth events/initiatives during 2018

ANOINTING FOR HEALING MASS - TUESDAY 12TH DEC, 11.00 AM
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly are invited to attend our annual Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday 12th December at 11:00am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the hall. All welcome. If you are aware of anyone who wishes to be anointed but is too ill to attend this Mass, kindly ask them to contact the Parish Office and Father will visit them at home at a suitable time.

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available.

GIVING TREE - ST VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
To help with our Christmas Hampers for people in need in our parish area, please take a tag from the tree at the front of the church and return your gift of food by 10th December. A Christmas card to a family is very welcome as many lonely people do not receive a card at Christmas. Please return the TAGS for RE-USE next year. Please DO NOT stick them to the package as this prevents us re-using them. Thank you for your generosity.

ROSTERS for Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers, Piety Store and Communion to the Sick are all available for collection from the church hall.  Please pick up your copy as soon as possible as they start from December.

HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY ELAINE
Dear Elaine, Happy 80th Birthday for last Sunday, 26th November from Fr. Vincent, Dcn Charles and all the parishioners. Thank you for all the work you so tirelessly accomplish in our parish.  Volunteers like you are precious gifts to us all. May God our Father shower you abundantly with his blessings for many more happier years of good health, love and laughter.

JANUARY 2018
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Formation Meeting in January. The Healing Mass and Baptism Formation meeting will be held in February 2018.

MELBOURNE OVERSEAS MISSIONS APPEAL
Since its foundation in 1969, Melbourne parishioners have supported Melbourne's own mission fund to help developing nations. This has marked our Archdiocese for its exceptional generosity. Currently, the major beneficiaries are people in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Gambia, Pakistan, Botswana, Nigeria, Peru and Jerusalem. Archbishop Denis Hart commends the fund to your continuing support. The collection will be taken up on the weekend of 9/10 December 2017. We thank you for your support.

SOME CHANGES TO TIMES OF ROSARY & DEVOTIONS
Please note that with effect from 4 December, the following changes will occur:

Mon to Fri 7:50am Morning Prayer 8:10am Rosary
Sat 8:40am Rosary 9:00am Morning Prayer
Sun 8:10am Rosary
Tue to Thu 8:00am Exposition
Fri 9:00am Exposition & Divine Mercy Chaplet
Sat 2:30pm (Feb to Nov) Exposition, Praise & Worship, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction & sharing Good News

There will be no other changes to Mass times or any other devotions at this time.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE (CTC) will offer the following professional development sessions for Term 1 in 2018. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office for enrolment forms.

  1. Enhancing Catholic Institutional Identity - intensive unit (Offered 3 days in Terms 1 and 2 school holidays).
  2. Graduate Certificate in Guiding Meditation - This 3 unit course will re-commence in Semester One.
  3. Meditation Colloquium - 1 Day Conference
  4. Theology & Religious Education through Art - Will be offered in Term 2.

Please check the bulletin board flyers for more information.

A STATEMENT FROM THE ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE, DENIS HART ON EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE IN VICTORIA: Copies are available in the hall for all to read. Please take one.

JOSEPH'S CORNER FUNDRAISING
There will be a Bric-a-Brac stall to help raise funds for Joseph`s Corner (a free counselling service for Families of Persons suffering with addiction). This will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 2nd/3rd December. You may find that Special Christmas gift you are looking for. Many thanks, Sr. Jean.

The family is a community of love where each of us learns to relate to others and to the world around us (Pope Francis)

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Virginia Kallio, Sam Grech, Renato Villareal, Stanley Rego, Itria Puglisi, Boutros Helou and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Sam Farrugia, Eduardo Cahoy, Joseph Pace, Margaret & Frank Apostoli, Reynaldo Natividad, Judith & Sebastian D'Cruz 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, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Elizabeth Slee. Excelsa Tejada, Khanietar Michell Singhapanh, Marlene & Lorraine Gill, Vickey Dunford, Hye-bok Lee, Seong-bin Yim, Lynne Worsley, Carmel Negline. Barb Grogan and all who are ill in our Parish.

The family is a community of love where each of us learns to relate to others and to the world around us (Pope Francis)

ROSTERS

  6:00pm Jennifer Reuter
  8:30am Evelyn Stowers
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 9/10 Dec 17

  6:00pm Praful A. / M. Maple / S. D'Silva / E. Mills
  8:30am K. McLoughlin / B&J Thomas / S. Gomez
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / S. DiB / V. Firman
  5:00pm J&A Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph

Music Ministry 9/10 Dec 17

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

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PARISH NEWS


GIVING TREE – ST VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
To help with our Christmas Hampers for people in need in our parish area, please take a tag from the tree at the front of the church and return your gift of food by 10th December. A Christmas card to a family is very welcome as many lonely people do not receive a card at Christmas. Please return the TAGS for RE-USE next year. Please DO NOT stick them to the package as this prevents us re-using them. Thank you for your generosity.

ROSTERS for Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers, Piety Store and Communion to the Sick are all available for collection from the church hall.  Please pick up your copy as soon as possible as they start from December.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 – 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
Fri, 1 Dec 7:00pm to 10:00pm, First Friday Mass & Adoration.
Sat, 2 Dec 2:30 – 4:30pm Healing Mass
Sun, 3 Dec 1st Sunday of Advent


FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION – DECEMBER 1ST
Conducted by the Alliance of the Two Hearts. Starts with Holy Mass at 7:00pm, followed by an hour with the Blessed Sacrament, then Holy Rosary, Divine Office, Divine Mercy Novena and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome.

PARISH YOUTH PROGRAM
Taking off from the Melbourne Archdiocese Year of the Youth Program, our parish intends to start a Youth Program for youth aged between 18 to 29 years commencing December 2017. Initially we are looking for leaders who have experience in working with youth or have expertise in sports, education, entertainment, music, etc. If you would like to join the leadership team please call Royden on 0426 071 375. Thank You.

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available.

SOME CHANGES TO TIMES OF ROSARY & DEVOTIONS
Please note that with effect from 4 December, the following changes will occur:

Mon to Fri 7:50am Morning Prayer 8:10am Rosary
Sat 9:00am Morning Prayer 8:40am Rosary
Sun 8:10am Rosary
Tue to Thu 8:00am Exposition
Fri 9:00am Exposition & Divine Mercy Chaplet
Sat 2:30pm (Feb to Nov) Exposition, Praise & Worship, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction & sharing Good News

There will be no other changes to Mass times or any other devotions at this time.

LOURDES DAY MASS
Lourdes Day Mass is a service of solidarity and support for those who are aged or infirm. The Lourdes Day Mass in Melbourne this year will be held at 10:30am on Saturday 2 December 2017 at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Bishop Terry Curtin will be the principal celebrant. The Mass attracts a large congregation of older people, carers, and family members.  Each person attending is given a gift pack containing water from the Lourdes grotto in France, rosary beads and other devotional material.  The ceremony is most dignified and respectful, and can be quite moving for those who attend.  Disability access is available at the Cathedral.

JOSEPH’S CORNER FUNDRAISING
There will be a Bric-a-Brac stall to help raise funds for Joseph`s Corner (a free counselling service for Families of Persons suffering with addiction). This will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 2nd/3rd December. You may find that Special Christmas gift you are looking for. Many thanks Sr. Jean.

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE, 15 NOV 2017
Any change to marriage law must include protections for religious freedom

Parliament must work to unify Australians by respecting different views on marriage, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Denis Hart said today in the wake of the result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. “The Catholic Church, and many others who sought to retain the definition of marriage as it has been understood for centuries, continues to view marriage as a special union between a woman and a man, which allows for the creation and nurture of children," Archbishop Hart said. “A change in civil law does not change the Catholic understanding of the nature of marriage. “The Catholic Church continues to respect the dignity of LGBTIQ Australians and our ministries will continue to care deeply about the dignity and value of all people we encounter. “Parliamentarians must recognise and respect the concerns of the more than 4.8 million Australians who opposed a change to the definition of marriage by putting in place strong conscience and religious freedom protections. “These protections must ensure that Australians can continue to express their views on marriage, that faith-based schools can continue to teach the traditional understanding of marriage and that organisations can continue to operate in a manner that is consistent with those values.”

INSPIRING QUOTE
“Moral Principles do not depend on a majority vote.
Wrong is wrong even if everybody is wrong.
Right is right even if nobody is right”
.......................
Ven. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for John Walsh & Simon Simonides 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, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Geff Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney, Virginia Kallio, Edwinda Francisco, Frank Fazio, Alwyn White, Hamish Stott, Marcus Lyngdoh, Elizabeth Slee. Excelsa Tejada and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters 3 Dec 17

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / Grace Sharman

Readers – 2/3 Dec 17

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Bev Jones
 10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Jeslin Shahji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 2/3 Dec 17

  6:00pm Sharon A. / H. Durski / Michelle N. / Davy F.
  8:30am L. Jones / C. Coelho / Karen F. / G. Sharman
10:30am S. Sipiliano / N&R Golaw / N. Costa
  5:00pm M&D Etiennette / C. Skinner / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry 2/3 Dec 17

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm FilOz

 

PARISH NEWS


SPECIAL MASS 7:00PM ON TUESDAY 21 NOV 2017A reminder that there will be a Memorial Mass on Tuesday, 21 Nov at 7:00pm for the families who have lost loved ones in the past year - November 2016 to date. You may bring a photo of the deceased to be placed on a table in the church and Mass will be offered for repose of the souls of our dear departed. All are welcome to attend the Eucharistic celebration and are requested to bring a plate for shared fellowship in the hall after Mass.

GIVING TREE - ST VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
To help with our Christmas Hampers for people in need in our parish area, please take a tag from the tree at the front of the church and return your gift of food by 10th December. A Christmas card to a family is very welcome as many lonely people do not receive a card at Christmas. Please return the TAGS for RE-USE next year. Please DO NOT stick them to the package as this prevents us re-using them. Thank you for your generosity.

PARISH YOUTH PROGRAM
Taking off from the Melbourne Archdiocese Year of the Youth Program, our parish intends to start a youth program for youth aged between 18 to 29 years commencing December 2017.  If you would like to join the leadership team, please call Royden on 0426 071 375.

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
Tue 21 Nov 7:00pm Annual Memorial Mass for family members deceased from Nov 2016 to date.
Sun, 26 Nov Feast of Christ the King. End of Ordinary Time
Sun, 3 Dec 1st Sunday of Advent

FUNDRAISING
Next weekend 25/26th Nov, the Ladies Auxiliary will hold another cake stall (until sold out ). This time the ladies will be featuring Christmas cookery. Margaret and her team will also have their Sausage Sizzle. Both will be held after all Masses. Thank you for your support.

JOSEPH'S CORNER FUNDRAISING
There will be a Bric-a-Brac stall to help raise funds for Joseph`s Corner (a free counselling service for Families of Persons suffering with addiction). This will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 2nd/3rd December. You may find that Special Christmas gift you are looking for. Many thanks Sr. Jean.

CATHOLIC DEAF COLLECTION
There will be a Special Collection at all Masses this weekend 18/19 November for the Catholic Deaf.  We thank you for your generosity.

ST VINCENT'S PRIVATE HOSPITAL WERRIBEE Community Day on 26 Nov 17 is a chance for people to take a "behind-the-scenes" look at the hospital before it opens to patients in January 2018. The Tour will include the Maternity Ward, Special Care Nursery, Operating Theatre and Hospital information including maternity bookings, volunteering and employment. Highlights include the Hospital tour, Kids activities and Sausage Sizzle. For employment https://svphw.org.au/employment/work-for-us, Volunteering to deanna.finn@svha.org.au General enquiries to julie.wain@svha,org.au.

ST. PETER'S CHRISMATIC PRAYER GROUP will have their Christmas break up on Saturday, 25 November. It will commence with Adoration as usual and then proceed to the Community Centre for the Christmas celebrations. Prayer Meetings will resume in the first week of Feb 2018.

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE, 15 NOV 2017
Any change to marriage law must include protections for religious freedom
Parliament must work to unify Australians by respecting different views on marriage, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Denis Hart said today in the wake of the result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. "The Catholic Church, and many others who sought to retain the definition of marriage as it has been understood for centuries, continues to view marriage as a special union between a woman and a man, which allows for the creation and nurture of children," Archbishop Hart said. "A change in civil law does not change the Catholic understanding of the nature of marriage. The Catholic Church continues to respect the dignity of LGBTIQ Australians and our ministries will continue to care deeply about the dignity and value of all people we encounter. Parliamentarians must recognise and respect the concerns of the more than 4.8 million Australians who opposed a change to the definition of marriage by putting in place strong conscience and religious freedom protections. These protections must ensure that Australians can continue to express their views on marriage, that faith-based schools can continue to teach the traditional understanding of marriage and that organisations can continue to operate in a manner that is consistent with those values."

INSPIRING QUOTE
"Moral Principles do no depend on a majority vote.
W
rong is wrong even if everybody is wrong.
Right is right even if nobody is right"
Ven. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR - SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER
It is Pope Francis' wish that Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance with the poor this week

END OF SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM – SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER
The last day for the Sunday School classes is this Sunday. Enrolments for next year open Sunday 4th Feb 2018. A big thank you to Bernice and her team for their hard work and dedication in teaching the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation to the children attending government schools in our Parish

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Anne Dela Rosa and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Michael Lewis, Claude & Avis Barber, Brenda Harper, Luigi D'Angelo, Andrew Dang, Franco Stroscio, Edward (Ted) Palmer, Joseph Vella, Lewis Vella, Christobel Herft, Winston Ephraums, Dollar Sharman, Kevin Eastmure 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, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Geff Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney, Virginia Kallio, Edwinda Francisco, Frank Fazio, Alwyn White, Hamish Stott, Marcus Lyngdoh, Elizabeth Slee. Excelsa Tejada and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 26 Nov 17

B. Coghlan / P. Mulquiney / A. Sipiliano / P. Francis

Readers - 25/26 Nov 17

  6:00pm E. Dalton
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 25/26 Nov 17

  6:00pm E. Mills / S. Martis / Josie T. / Michelle N.
  8:30am KS Minister / L. Jones / Kevin McL / VOL
10:30am M&Z D’Mello / Vanina IDA / Sally DiB
  5:00pm I. Simangan / E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / VOL

Music Ministry - 25/26 Nov 17

  6:00pm Mater Dolororsa
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK

 

 

PARISH NEWS

SPECIAL MASS 7:00PM ON TUESDAY 21 NOV 2017
There will be a Memorial Mass held on Tuesday, 21 November at 7:00pm for the families who have lost loved ones in the past year - from November 2016 to date. Families may bring a photo of the deceased to be placed on a table in the church and Mass will be offered for repose of the souls of our dear departed.

All are welcome to attend the Eucharistic celebration and are requested to bring a plate for shared fellowship in the hall after Mass.

MULTICULTURAL MASS THANK YOU
Fr. Vincent, Dcn. Charles and parishioners thank the Eritrean Community for hosting such a spirit filled and joyful Multicultural Mass on Sunday, 29th October. Heartfelt thanks to the concelebrating priests - Fr.William Matthews sdb and Fr. Joselito Asis, the Multicultural Mass Committee members, Liturgy Team, Altar Servers, the choir, flag bearers, lectors, cantors, special ministers and all the volunteers for their hard work and contribution in making the celebration special.  It is a great joy when we all come together as one Body of Christ and celebrate the love of Christ.  Special thanks also to all the families who prepared and provided the huge banquet of delicious food for everyone to enjoy.  Our sincere thanks to all the volunteers who helped in setting up, serving food and cleaning up.

ROSTERS
Rosters for the Piety Store and Communion to the Sick for December, January and February are now available in the Hall for collection.

CHRISTMAS TREE - ST VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
To help with our Christmas Hampers for people in need in our parish area, please take a tag from the tree at the front of the church and return your gift of food by 10th December. A Christmas card to a family is very welcome as many lonely people do not receive a card at Christmas. Thank you for your generosity.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED once a month after any of the weekend Masses for 15-20 minutes to help in the Piety Store. Please contact Bev on 9749 2388. Thank you.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
Tue 21 Nov 7:00pm Annual Memorial Mass for family members deceased from Nov 2016 to date.

 

STEWARDSHIP CORNER - 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
"
Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour." - MATTHEW 25:13

Many of us have put off doing something because we think we are too busy. We've all said, I'll do it later when I have time. Unfortunately, too many of us apply this attitude to our Faith. Jesus' call is urgent, in the here and now, in your current circumstances. Don't delay, how is God calling you to use your gifts today?

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

CATHOLIC DEAF COLLECTION
There will be a Special Collection at all Masses next weekend 18/19 November for the Catholic Deaf.  We thank you for your generosity.

PARISH YOUTH PROGRAM
Taking off from the Melbourne Archdiocese Year of the Youth Program, our parish intends to start a Youth Program for youth aged between 18 to 29 years commencing December 2017. Initially we are seeking  leaders with experience in working with youth or who have expertise in sports, education, entertainment, music, etc. If you would like to join the leadership team please call Royden on 0426 071 375. Thank You.

CHURCH REFURBISHMENTS
Architects impressions of proposed church refurbishments are in the foyer over this weekend. Kindly peruse.

EUTHANSIA BILL
As you may be aware, the Euthanasia Bill has passed the lower house of the Victorian Parliament. The Bill is still being debated in the Upper House and the numbers are close 22-18. MPs can still be persuaded to change their vote. If you are able to do so, please email or call the following MPs to advise of your opposition to this bill mainly stating that the safeguards provided in the Bill are inadequate and one of the other reasons mentioned below

Hon. Cesar Melham MLC, 231 Hyde Street, Yarraville, VIC 3013. Tel. 9689 6536, email cesar.melhem@parliament.vic.gov.au

Hon Khalil Eideh MLC, Tenancy 2, 80 Carmody Drive, Cairnlea, VIC 3023 Tel. 9363 1644, email khalil.eideh@parliament.vic.gov.au

You can use ONE of the following arguments whilst writing or calling

  • Suicide is always a tragedy. Masking the truth of what is proposed by calling it "assisted dying" is hiding from the reality. Assisting people to kill themselves is a criminal act for good reason. It is too easily open to abuse.
  • Our health system is already under pressure. Caring for people who are seriously ill is demanding and can be costly. I am concerned that when taking a person's life is a cheaper option, medical care will be compromised
  • It is not fair that providing some people a choice to end their life has to come at the cost of the lives of others who die because of the mistakes that are impossible to rule out. It's just too dangerous

Be polite. Be brief. Ask him not to support this bill. Please pray earnestly. The bill can definitely be defeated but we must act now. Thank you for your efforts.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for the two school kids that died in the crash at Sydney, Jason Karawana and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Neville Nettar, Alice Quinless, Audrey & Eric Deniese, Kata, Anton & Nick Siketa, Maria Martella, Salvatore Cilmie, Gabriele Lovisotto, John McCarthy, John Tanti, Gerald Hopeng, Emmanuel Fernando, Vincent 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, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Geff Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney, Virginia Kallio, Edwinda Francisco, Frank Fazio, Alwyn White, Hamish Stott, Marcus Lyngdoh, Elizabeth Slee and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 19 Nov 17

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers - 18/19 Nov 17

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Sibrina Anthony
5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 18/19 Nov 17

  6:00pm H. Durski /S. D'Silva / Praful A. / Michelle N.
  8:30am B. Jones / K. Fernandes / D&J Roga
10:30am L. OrTega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / C. Skinner / G. Siccita

Music Ministry - 18/19 Nov 17

  6:00pm VOLUNTEER
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm AHFI

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

FR. VINCENT'S INSTALLATION MASS will be held on Saturday 11th November at 6:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend this special Mass to officially induct Fr. Vincent as our new Parish Priest. There will be a light supper afterwards so could you all kindly bring a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to share.

SPECIAL MASS ON TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 17
There will be a special Mass held on Tuesday, 21 November at 7:00pm for the families who have lost loved ones during the period from November 2016 to date. Families will be asked to bring a photo of the deceased. The photos will be placed on a table in the church and Mass will be offered for the souls of the deceased. All are welcome to attend Mass and are requested to bring a plate for shared fellowship.

KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS DECEASED MEMBERS' MASS
Will be held on the 8th of November at 7:00pm.  Members are asked to assemble at 6:45pm prior to Mass, with Widows, relatives and parishioners, who are invited to be at this Mass and to stay for refreshments afterwards.

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED once a month after any of the weekend Masses for 15-20 minutes to help in the Piety Store. Please contact Bev on 9749 2388. Thank you.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Please note that this is the last week to return your Christmas / New Year Availability forms. If you have not done so, could you please email or leave it at the Parish Office by Tuesday, 7 November at the latest. Thank you.

PARISH YOUTH PROGRAM
Taking off from the Melbourne Archdiocese Year of the Youth Program, our parish intends to start a Youth Program for youth aged between 16 to 25 years commencing December 2017. Initially we are looking for leaders who have experience in working with youth or have expertise in sports, education, entertainment, music, etc. If you would like to join the leadership team please call Royden on 0426 071 375. Thank You.

REXBAND, LIVE IN AUSTRALIA: AN INSPIRING MISSION Saturday 11 November, 6.30pm-9pm Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf. Rexband is a world-renowned group of young musicians formed in India to bring Christian music to the young people of the world. They have toured Australia previously in 2008 and 2012, and have played at every World Youth Day since 2002. The 2017 Australia-wide tour of the band is a special mission for the band as it is a concert tour involving the Catholic Church - spreading the message of Jesus and celebrating the sheer joy of the Catholic experience, mainly among young people, to energise them in their faith journey. Cost: $50-$100.
Details: Assis on 0410 690 783 or rexband2017Melbourne@gmail.com
Bookings: https://www.cybersystemsperth.com.au

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays 6:15  - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
Wed 8 Nov 7:00pm Knights of the Southern Cross Deceased Members' Mass
Sat 11 Nov 6:00pm Fr. Vincent's Installation Mass
Tue 21 Nov 7:00pm Special Mass for family members deceased from Nov 2016 to date.

 

STEWARDSHIP CORNER - 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME"
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted." - MATTHEW 23:12
Jesus gave His life to serve, not to be served. Putting other's needs before our own needs is a sign of becoming a mature disciple, of following Jesus' example. Humility is really a sign of a strength. By putting other's needs first we declare to the world that we are putting our complete trust in God. When we align our thoughts and actions with God's plan for us, the result is Joy and Peace.

MARRRIAGE PLEBISCITE
Ballot papers for the marriage plebiscite are due by November 7. If you have not sent in your vote, please do so as soon as possible. Our ability to win the plebiscite and preserve family, faith and freedom will hinge on the outcome of this vote.  Please check the poster on the Bulletin Board.

If we vote "YES" in the plebiscite:

  1. Loss of freedom of speech
  2. Loss of freedom of religion
  3. Parents won be able to oppose the radical sex education program ‘Safe Schools.

If we vote "NO" in the plebiscite:

  1. We send a strong message on family, faith and freedom.
  2. Parents can continue to teach their children about their own beliefs about gender, sexuality and marriage.
  3. We win the right to civil debate where political correctness has previously intimidated many into silence.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 12 Nov 17

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers - 11/12 Nov 17

  6:00pm Elaine Dalton
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Lionel D'Cruz
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 11/12 Nov 17

   6:00pm Josie T. / Sharon A. / E. Mills / J. Poppen
   8:30am R. Johnson / C. Coelho / K. English / S. Gomez
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / V. Firman / Sally DiB
   5:00pm S. Joseph / J. Etiennette / E. Behrouzi /VOL

Music Ministry - 11/12 Nov 17

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS


ALL SAINTS DAY
Wednesday 1st November, 2017 - Masses 8:30am & 7 pm

ALL SOULS DAY
Thursday 2nd November, 2017 - Masses 8:30am & 7:00pm

FR. VINCENT'S INSTALLATION MASS will be held on Saturday 11th November at 6:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend this special Mass to officially induct Fr. Vincent as our new Parish Priest. We are pleased to announce that Archbishop Denis Hart will be the Principal Celebrant and Homilist. There will be a light supper afterwards so could you all kindly bring a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to share.

SPECIAL MASS ON TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 17
There will be a special Mass held on Tuesday, 21 November for the families who have lost loved ones during the period from November 2016 to date. Families will be asked to bring a photo of the deceased. The photos will be placed on a table in the church and Mass will be offered for the souls of the deceased. All are welcome to attend Mass and are requested to bring a plate for shared fellowship.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
Wed 1 Nov All Saints Day - Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm
Thu 2 Nov All Souls Day - Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm
Fri 3 Nov First Friday Mass & Adoration 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat 4 Nov Adoration & Healing Mass 2:00pm
Sat 11 Nov 6:00pm Fr. Vincent's Installation Mass


FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION - NOVEMBER 3rd
Conducted by the Alliance of the Two Hearts. Starts with Holy Mass at 7:00pm, followed by an hour with the Blessed Sacrament, then Holy Rosary, Divine Office, Divine Mercy Novena and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome.

FIRST SATURDAY HEALING MASS - NOV 4TH
Fr Pius will celebrate our monthly Healing Mass on Saturday the 4th Nov commencing with Adoration at 2pm followed by Mass.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Can we please request Readers and Communion Ministers to return their Christmas / New Year Availability forms in the coming week so we are able to start on the new roster. Thank you.

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT
There will be a brief presentation at all masses this weekend relating to the Church refurbishment project. You can view the architect's impression of the refurbishments in the church foyer. Suggestions are welcome. Please put these in the Suggestion Box located in the foyer.

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

WORKSHOP
The Year of Youth is an invitation for the whole church in Australia to celebrate young people and create new opportunities to meet the young heart of the Church. This workshop day for parish priests, pastoral associates and parish leaders will explore how your parish can use the Year of Youth to 'open new horizons for spreading joy'. If you would like to be involved in a leadership capacity to help and develop the youth of our parish, contact Royden on 0426 071 375.

PARISH YOUTH PROGRAM
Taking off from the Melbourne Archdiocese Year of the Youth Program, our parish intends to start a Youth Program for youth aged between 16 to 25 years commencing December 2017. Initially we are looking for leaders who have experience in working with youth or have expertise in sports, education, entertainment, music, etc. If you would like to join the leadership team please call Royden on 0426 071 375. Thank You.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR YEAR 3 STUDENTS
We congratulate our year 3 students who have received the sacrament of Reconciliation this week and pray that Christ's light will guide and protect them always.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER - 30th Sunday In Ordinary Time"
You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind." - MATTHEW 22:37.
Do you put other "gods" before God? Is your love of money, power, status or some personal possession greater than your love for God? Do you really recognize that everything you have and everything you are is a gift from God? The good news - it's not too late to put God first in your life in all things.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr. Anthony Guelen, Americo (Sam) Civitareale, Pablito Boniquit, Baby Angel Ta, Raael Ortiz Sierra and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Jason McLoughlin, Florence (Jean) Palmer, Josefino Dabu, Michele, Angela, Salvatore & Liliana Cilmi, Annie Coutinho, Josefa & Benito Hormachuelos, Zenaida Santos, Rita Periera, Angelica de Leon 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, Celine Coelho, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Jess Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney, Virginia Kallio, Edwinda Francisco, Frank Fazio  and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 5 Nov 17

Kevn McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers - 4/5 Nov 17

  6:00pm Sharon D'Silva
  8:30am Les Jones
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 4/5 Nov 17

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / S. Martis / E. Dalton / VOL
  8:30am G Sharman / B Jones / Karen F. / D. Hankins
10:30am S. Sipilliano / N&R Golaw / M. Naufahu
  5:00pm M&D Etiennette / G. Siccita / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry - 4/5 Nov 17

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm FilOz

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

THANK YOU FROM FR. PIUS
I wish to thank you my dear parishioners, for the beautiful farewell you bid me and for your generous gifts. My thanks also to Karen Wilson, teachers, staff, students and parents for the lovely Mass, presentation, wishes and gifts. I am overwhelmed with your love and care and thank you for everything: your support in my ministry while I was there, for celebrating my farewell Masses with the school community and parish community with such love, for making my final Mass as parish priest special and for even making sure that a convoy came along to Corio when I left Hoppers Crossing. You have given me many treasured memories.  THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

CONGRATULATIONS DEACON CHARLES
Congratulations Deacon Charles on reaching 5 years of being a Deacon on Friday, 27 October 2017. We thank you for assisting Fr. Pius over the past years in guiding us in our faith journey and we know that you will continue to do the same with Fr. Vincent. We thank you for your total commitment and the many hours you put in each week to ensure that so many needs of our church are met: inspiring and faith filled homilies, baptism formation and ceremonies, attending various meetings - to name a few.  We thank Kathleen and your family for supporting you in this vital role you play in our parish. We take delight in seeing your smiling face in church and hearing the homilies you deliver with such conviction, helping us to be routed in our faith in trying times as the present. We thank you and assure you of our prayers for abundant blessings for you and your family.

MULTICULTURAL MASS REHEARSAL
Please note that the rehearsal for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Friday, 27 October 2017 at 7:15 pm in the church. All participating in the Liturgy are requested to attend. Kindly make note that this year the rehearsal is not on Saturday.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues in the Community Centre at 7:00 pm on Monday (Oct 23). We are at Luke Ch 19 v 11. Please come for an in interactive study of the bible. All are welcome. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
A 3rd collection will be taken up this weekend for World Mission Sunday. We thank you for your support.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Can we please request Readers and Communion Ministers to return their Christmas / New Year Availability forms in the next couple of weeks so we are able to start on the new roster. Thank you.

FINAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE JUBILEE CROSS
This Cross was blessed in February this year by Archbishop Hart and was in our parish on the weekend of 16/17 September. Rediscover flyers with more information regarding the celebrations are available in the foyer for parishioners to pick up. At a time when newsfeeds are littered with stories of division and disunity, Melbourne's Christians are gearing up for a huge event bringing thousands of people together. They may be diverse in style and tradition, but Melbourne's churches are united by their love for Jesus and their desire to release God's love and hope across the city! To be held on Saturday 28 October from 2pm to 7pm at Federation Square and St Paul's Cathedral, Rediscover is timed to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Victoria. The packed schedule includes hymn singing with international and culturally diverse choirs singing in their native tongues, a multi-denominational gathering of prayer for Melbourne, a rally of thousands of Christians carrying the cross down Swanston St., a hope-filled message from the Reverend Tim Costello, and a vibrant, high-energy expression of praise and worship. Federation Square will have marquees and interactive encounters, activities and entertainment – all focussed around the theme of unity, celebration and hope. The event will be an amazing outpouring of love for our city that's suitable for people of all ages and musical preferences!

Our prayer group will be there all afternoon, so there will be no prayer meeting on the day.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
22 Oct Children Sacramental Program Confirmation at 10.30am Mass
29 Oct Multicultural Mass

 

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

CONFIRMATION, 10:30AM MASS, 22 OCT 16
We are very happy to welcome our Regional Bishop Most Rev Mark Edwards OMI who is here to confirm the 19 children from the Sunday School Programme at the 10:30am Mass this Sunday, 22nd October. We would also like to congratulate the children who are being confirmed and pray that the Holy Spirit will be their constant companion and guide them always.

WORKSHOP
The Year of Youth is an invitation for the whole church in Australia to celebrate young people and create new opportunities to meet the young heart of the Church. This workshop day for parish priests, pastoral associates and parish leaders will explore how your parish can use the Year of Youth to "open new horizons for spreading joy". If you would like to be involved in a leadership capacity to help and develop the youth of our parish, contact Royden on 0426 071 375.

GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times e.g. bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. Good Samaritan ministry offers a confidential service by volunteers drawn mainly from the parish community. The ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action, and the chance to grow and learn in relating to others. Our next meeting is from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday October 26 in the Community Centre. Your commitment to the ministry is just 2 hours a fortnight. If you would like to join the ministry, please call Anita on 0411 772 320 or come along to our meeting on October 26.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Concepcion Villadelgado and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Glen Maple, Sylvester Surrao, Fr. Exequil Oropesa, Joseph Spiteri, Sam Bonnici, Sylvia Schucroft, P.K.Jose, Rosario Adolfo Rosas, Anthony, Engaltina, Rafayel, Monik, Rosamariya, Darmadasa, Tesera, Michael Smith, Waclaw, John, Feliksa, Vojciech, Vladyslava, Angelo & Josipa Toncic, Sime & Kristina Ukota, Lilian Flynn, Josephine Deguara 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, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Jess Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney, Virginia Kallio, Americo (Sam) Civitareale, Edwinda Francisco and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 Money Counters 28/29 Oct 17

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / Grace Sharman

Readers - 28/29 Oct 17

  6:00pm Wilfred D'Cruz
  8:30am Sunio Vaz
10:30am MULTICULTURAL MASS
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 28/29 Oct 17

  6:00pm Davy F. / Praful A. / H. Durski / Josie T.
  8:30am B Jones / C Coelho / G Sharman / Rayleen J
10:30am MULTICULTURAL MASS
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / E. Bherouzi / S. Joseph

Music Ministry - 28/29 Oct 17

  6:00pm Filiorum Dei
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am MULTICULTURAL MASS
  5:00pm

Youth Band

 

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

FR. VINCENT JOHN CMI
We warmly welcome you into our St Peter's community dear Fr. Vincent John and we look forward to our faith journey with you as our shepherd.

ROSARY DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
A reminder that during the month of October, the Rosary is recited daily in the Church at the following times:
Monday to Friday - after Morning Mass and in the evening at 6:30pm
Saturday - 8:40am prior to the 9:15am Mass
Sunday - 8:10am, prior to the 8.30am Mass
ALL WELCOME

URGENT REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS
We are in urgent need of volunteers to take Communion to our Sick and "Shut-In" parishioners who can no longer attend Mass at church. If you are able to assist in this very worthy cause we need your HELP urgently. Please leave your details and availability with the Parish Secretary on 9749 4300. You will only be required once a month on a Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday. Thank you.

MULTICULTURAL MASS REHEARSAL
Please note that the rehearsal for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Friday, 27 October 2017 at 7:15 pm in the church. All participating in the Liturgy are requested to attend. Kindly make note that this year the rehearsal is not on Saturday.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Can we please request Readers and Communion Ministers to return their Christmas / New Year Availability forms in the next couple of weeks so we are able to start on the new roster. Thank you.

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
There will be a fundraising Sausage Sizzle after all Masses this weekend.  Margaret will be more than happy to accept any help. Thank you for your support.

ARCHDIOCESAN OFFICE FOR YOUTH WORKSHOP
The Year of Youth is an invitation for the whole church in Australia to celebrate young people and create new opportunities to meet the young heart of the Church. This workshop day for parish priests, pastoral associates and parish leaders will explore how your parish can use the Year of Youth to 'open new horizons for spreading joy'. Saturday 21 October 2017 at 9:30am at the Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. If you are Interested please contact Royden Dsouza on 0426 071 375.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
A 3rd collection will be taken up on the Weekend of 21/22 October for World Mission Sunday. We thank you for your support.

VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL
Please pray and act after reading the second Pastoral Letter that the Bishops of Victoria have released regarding the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill that has been introduced to parliament and will be debated next week.  A copy of this letter is enclosed with the bulletin for you to take home.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
14/15 Oct Fundraising Sausage Sizzle after all Masses
22 Oct Children Sacramental Program Confirmation at 10.30am Mass
29 Oct Multicultural Mass


STEWARDSHIP CORNER - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
My God will supply whatever you need.... - PHILIPPIANS 4:19
God really does provide for those who are grateful and generous. This is very difficult for people that don't live a stewardship lifestyle to believe. People are skeptical and say it's just coincidence. If you are skeptical, try living a stewardship lifestyle for just one month - be generous with your gifts of time, talent and treasure and see how God provides for your needs.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Open Day Wednesday 8 November, 2017

  • Study options, Library/Building tour, Refreshments
  • Two programs: 4:30pm - 6:30pm or 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Bookings essential

RSVP Jenny Delahunt by Friday 3 November 9412 3314 Email: jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au. 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

2018 SEMESTER ONE UNITS THAT MAY ASSIST PASTORAL DEVELOPMENT
BS1001C - The Biblical World: Texts and Traditions weekly classes
CH2200C - The Church in Australia (weekly classes)
DS1001C - Christian Spirituality A: Patristic & Medieval Authors (weekly classes)
DL1000C - Introduction to Liturgy (weekly classes)
DP1002C - Pastoral Studies II: Pastoral Care & Spiritual Leadership (weekly classes)
DS8600C - Meditation in the Christian Tradition (Saturday Intensive)
DT8632C - Human Ageing: Theological and Spiritual Perspectives (Saturday Intensive)

RECENTLY DECEASED:
We pray for Pamela Boother, Martin John Lopez and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:
We pray for Fr. Donald Lorensz, Sylvester Surrao, David Miller, Nicholas Dias, Roy Jacob, Carmel de Silva, Lorenz La Brooy, Sheran Martin, Chandra Francis, Peter D'Lima, Camilo Ferrer Sr 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, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Jess Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney, Virginia Kallio and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS


Money Counters 15 Oct 17

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers - 14/15 Oct 17

  6:00pm Matthew Reuter
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 14/15 Oct 17

  6:00pm S. D'Silva / Sharon A. / Davy F. / Michelle N.
  8:30am K. English / K. Fernandes / B&J Thomas
10:30am L Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / S. Joseph / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry 14/15 Oct 17

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm AHFI

 

 

PARISH NEWS

FR. VINCENT JOHN CMI
We warmly welcome into our St Peter's community Fr Vincent John who will be our parish priest from the 11th October 2017 onwards. We look forward to our faith journey with him as our shepherd.

FR. PIUS KODAKKATHANATH VC
Our heartfelt thanks to our dear Fr Pius for the wonderful shepherd that he was to us these past seven years and we wish him many blessings as he continues his ministry in Corio/Lara.

ROSARY DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
To commemorate the Feast of Our Lady of The Rosary, during the month of October, the Rosary will be recited daily in the Church at the following times:
Monday to Friday - after Morning Mass and at 6:30pm
Saturday - 8:40am prior to the 9:15am Mass
Sunday - 8:10am, prior to the 8.30am Mass
ALL WELCOME

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues in the Community Centre at 7:00pm on Monday Oct. 9. We are at Luke Ch 19 v 11. Please come for an in interative study of the bible. All are welcome. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP resumes on Sunday October 15 at 6:15pm in the Community Centre.

VENERATION OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA - FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER
To mark the 100th Anniversary of the 6th Fatima Apparition, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration all day in the Church side Chapel from 8:00am until 7:30pm. Kindly note that the Rosary will be recited after the 8:30am Mass and again in the evening at 6:30pm. It was at this final Apparition that the Miracle of the Sun witnessed by 70,000 people, occurred. Pope Francis has offered a Plenary Indulgence for those who venerate the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima in a public place on that day, subject to the usual conditions (see notice board in hall). All Welcome.

50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Congratulations to Jan & Bogumila Balchan on their fiftieth wedding anniversary. May God continue to shower his blessings on you and your family for many more years to come.

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
There will be a fundraising Sausage Sizzle after all Masses next weekend.  Margaret will be more than happy to accept any help. Thank you for your support.

STEWARDHIP CORNER - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The stone the builders rejected has become the corner stone - MATTHEW 21:42
Jesus was the corner stone and He was rejected by the religious and political leaders of his day, as well as ordinary citizens. Living a stewardship lifestyle may cause you to be "rejected" by others in today's society. For example, saying grace before a meal in a restaurant may attract some strange looks from some. But to others it is sign that God is alive and well!

MULTICULTURAL MASS REHEARSAL
Please note that the rehearsal for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Friday, 27 October 2017 at 7:15 pm in the church. All participating in the Liturgy are requested to attend. Kindly make note that this year the rehearsal is not on Saturday.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
11 Oct Fr. Pius leaves after morning Mass and Fr. Vincent John arrives midday
14/15 Oct Fundraising Sausage Sizzle after all Masses
22 Oct Children Sacramental Program Confirmation at 10.30am Mass
29 Oct Multicultural Mass

 


READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Can we please request Readers and Communion Ministers to return their Christmas/New Year Availability forms in the next couple of weeks so we are able to start on the new roster. Thank you.

ARCHDIOCESAN OFFICE FOR YOUTH WORKSHOP
The Year of Youth is an invitation for the whole church in Australia to celebrate young people and create new opportunities to meet the young heart of the Church. This workshop day for parish priests, pastoral associates and parish leaders will explore how your parish can use the Year of Youth to 'open new horizons for spreading joy'. Saturday 21 October 2017 at 9:30am at the Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. If you are Interested please contact Royden Dsouza on 0426 071 375.

MARCH FOR THE BABIES
On October 10, 2008, the Victorian Parliament passed the Abortion Law Reform Act, one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world. This law eliminated all legal protection for Victorian children until the moment of birth. On Saturday October 7 at 1:00pm, defenders of the unborn will march from Treasury Gardens to Parliament House to express our solidarity with the unborn and their mothers.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Frank Crabb, Peter Nguyen Ho Thanh Tan, Barbara Lloyd Williams, Charles Azzopardi, Rita Canale, John Tanti and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Frank Davidson, Wayne Steward, Mary & Charles Batties, Lisa, Connie, Anthony & Mary Spiteri, Purita Besa, Teklu Ayam, Eritrean, Nicholas Dias, Francisco, Carmen & Bernardo Callo, Pablo Isip 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, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Ari Casanova, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Jess Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters 15 Oct 17

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 14/15 Oct 17

  6:00pm Matthew Reuter
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 14/15 Oct 17

  6:00pm S. D’Silva / Sharon A. / Davy F. / Michelle N.
  8:30am K. English / K. Fernandes / B&J Thomas 
10:30am L OrTega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / S. Joseph / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry 14/15 Oct 17

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm AHFI