PARISH NEWS

BLESSING OF NEW PARISH FOYER BY BISHOP MARK EDWARDS
We welcome Bishop Mark Edwards who is here to bless our new Parish Foyer this Sunday 9th December at 10:20am, prior to the start of the 10:30am Mass. Please join us for fellowship after Mass and thank you to all who have brought food to share.

THE SACRAMENTAL AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL is now in recess for the upcoming Christmas Break. We resume on 3rd February 2019. If you have Children or Grandchildren attending State Schools and wish them to be prepared for the Sacraments, come and enrol them on the 3rd February. Watch the newsletter for more information in January 2019.

PIETY STORE
Advent Calendars for the children, Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars, Columban wall Calendars as well as Christmas Cards ($3 for a pack of 8), ornaments, Nativity sets and scenes, etc. are available.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
Please note that there will be no Baptism Preparation Meeting in January. The next meeting will be held on Monday, 4the February 2019 at 7:00pm in church.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Harper Elizabeth Kizis who is to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

THANK YOU
A big THANK YOU from the Youth and Young Adults Ministry for the tremendous support received for the Carols Night last Saturday which was well attended and well supported and a night enjoyed by all. A Special thanks to Ms Adele Vesti for preparing the school children to participate.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy this weekend.

ALTAR SERVERS AVAILABILITY FORMS FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR are kept in the Sacristy. Please fill in your form and return it to the Sacristy as soon as possible. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS TREE
A big Thank-You to everyone who generously donated food and cards for the Christmas Hampers which will be much appreciated by the families who receive them.
St Peter's Conference, St Vincent de Paul Society

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
9th Dec 10:20am – Blessing of new Parish foyer. by Bishop Mark Edwards
16-24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena followed by AGAPE Breakfast.
2nd Feb 19 Healing Mass 1:30pm to 4:30pm

 

We thank the KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS and acknowledge the great effort put in by them each year in setting up the Nativity Scene in locations within Wyndham.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TIMETABLE

MASSES
16 – 24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena
24 Dec 6:30pm Family Mass with Carols at 6:00pm
24 Dec 9:30pm Vigil Mass with Carols at 9:00pm
24 Dec 12 Midnight Mass with Carols at 11:30pm
CHRISTMAS DAY

8:30am

 

10:30am

 

12:30pm

Mass with carols at 8:00am

Mass with carols at 10:00am

Spanish Mass

Christmas Day – No 5:00pm Mass
31 Dec 8:30am Mass followed by Holy Hour of Prayer & Thanksgiving for 2018
1 Jan 8:30am Mass
RECONCILIATION RITE II
20 Dec 7:00pm at St. James Parish
CONFESSIONS AT ST. PETER’S
Wednesdays After 7:00pm Mass
Saturdays After 9:15am Mass

 

MELBOURNE OVERSEAS MISSION
There will be a third collection after all masses this weekend, for the Melbourne Overseas Mission. The money received goes to assist some of the world’s most remote and underdeveloped communities.

 ST. PETER'S & ST. JAMES' COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION, THURSDAY 20TH DEC, 7:00PM
Please join us at St. James' Parish for our Combined Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 20th December at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus our Saviour into our hearts this Christmas. All welcome

ST. PETER'S YEAR 6 GRADUATION MASS, THURSDAY, 13TH DEC, 7:00PM
We congratulate all the Year 6 students who will be celebrating their Graduation this Thursday night. We wish them many blessings and pray that our Lord Jesus will guide them throughout Secondary School and beyond.

CONGRATULATIONS to our staff and school children for participating in the St. Peter’s Primary School Concert at Thomas Carr on Thursday, 6th December.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 18
This will be the 23rd year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. Thank you.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 16 December 18

John  Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 15/16 December 18

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Dominic Hankins
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 15/16 December 18

  6:00pm F. Thomas / B. Farrugia / Praful A. / H. Durski
  8:30am Grace S. / Karen F. / C. Coelho / G. Siccita
10:30am B Fernandes / V Firman / S D Reyos/ I Ortega
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / J. PhanLai / A. Etiennette / Vol

Music Ministry – 15/16 December 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TIMETABLE

MASSES
16 – 24 December 2018

5:00am – Dawn Mass Novena followed by AGAPE Breakfast

24 December 2018
6:30pm – Family Mass with Carols at 6:00pm
9:30pm – Vigil Mass with Carols at 9:00pm
12 Midnight – Mass with Carols at 11:30pm

25 December 2018 (Christmas Day)
8:30am – Mass with carols at 8:00am
10:30am – Mass with carols at 10:00am
12:30pm – Spanish Mass
Christmas Day – No 5:00pm Mass

31 December 2018
8:30am – Mass followed by Holy Hour of Prayer & Thanksgiving for 2018

1 January 2019 (New Year’s Day)
8:30am – Mass

RECONCILIATION RITE II
20 December – 7:00pm at St. James Parish

CONFESSIONS AT ST. PETER’S
Wednesdays – After 7:00pm Mass
Saturdays – After 9:15am Mass

BLESSING OF NEW PARISH FOYER BY BISHOP MARK EDWARDS
We are pleased to announce that Bishop Mark Edwards will bless our new Parish Foyer on Sunday 9th December at 10:20am, prior to the start of the 10:30am Mass. To help celebrate and welcome Bishop Mark, could you all please bring a plate of savoury/sweet finger food to be shared at the fellowship after Mass. Thank you.

THE SACRAMENTAL AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL is now in recess for the upcoming Christmas Break. We resume on 3rd February 2019. If you have Children or Grandchildren attending State Schools and wish them to be prepared for the Sacraments, come and enrol them on the 3rd February. Watch the newsletter for more information in January 2019.

PIETY STORE
Advent Calendars for the children, Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars, Columban wall Calendars as well as Christmas Cards ($3 for a pack of 8), ornaments, Nativity sets and scenes, etc. are available.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Rosette Lolo who is to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

MORNING PRAYER BOOKS
There are many "Morning Prayer" Books missing from the box on the table near the door into the Church. These books are for the use of those who join in the Morning Prayer before Mass and are returned each day after the "Prayer" concludes. If you have accidently taken one home we would appreciate its return so more people can join in this devotion.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy this weekend.

ALTAR SERVERS AVAILABILITY FORMS FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR are kept in the Sacristy. Please fill in your form and return it to the Sacristy as soon as possible. Thank you.

GIVING TREE
To enable us to make up hampers to take to families in need this Christmas, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 9th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them at this joyous Season. Please return tags with your food donation. Last year we were able to help close to 100 families in our area. Enquiries 9749 2388

THANK YOU
Many thanks to a parishioner who donated $100 towards the Youth & Young Adults Ministry, Thank you so much.
Youth & Young Adults.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 18
This will be the 23rd year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. Thank you.

MELBOURNE OVERSEAS MISSION
There will be a third collection after all masses next weekend, 8th December, for the Melbourne Overseas Mission. The money received goes to assist some of the world’s most remote and underdeveloped communities.

CONGRATULATIONS to our parishioner and Deputy Principal Adele Vesty, who will be leaving St. Peter’s Primary School to be the new Principal at Christ the Priest Primary School in Caroline Springs. We wish Adele all the very best and God’s blessings in her new appointment.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Friday 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
9th Dec 10:20am – Blessing of new Parish foyer. by Bishop Mark Edwards
16-24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena followed by AGAPE Breakfast.
2nd Feb 19 Healing Mass 1:30pm to 4:30pm

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for George Seemanpillai, Ray Marshal, William Keating, Sharon Fernandes, Joseph D’Souza and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Robert Wells, Sam Farrugia, Helen Sullivan, Graciela Contreras, John Pham, Joseph Nguyen, Irene Tran, Martin Pham, Marion Bartolo, Helen Sullivan, John McCarthy. Thelma Helena, Francisco Pelaez, Timothy & Sylvia Lobo, Maria May and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Vivian Metzger, Eugene Xavier, Miroslav Hedik, Filippo Sciglitano, Christina Farrugia and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 9 December 18

Pravin Albuquerque/Clarence D’Souza/Grace Sharman

Readers – 8/9 December 18

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am Bernice Steinhauer
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 8/9 December 18

  6:00pm M. Maple / Josie T. / E. Dalton / Volunteer
  8:30am L&b Jones / K. McLoughlin / Volunteer
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / S. DiBenedetto
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / S. Joseph / TBC / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 8/9 December 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

BLESSING OF NEW PARISH FOYER BY BISHOP MARK EDWARDS
We are pleased to announce that Bishop Mark Edwards will bless our new Parish Foyer on Sunday 9th December at 10:20am, prior to the start of the 10:30am Mass. To help celebrate and welcome Bishop Mark, could you all please bring a plate of savoury/sweet finger food to be shared at the fellowship after Mass. Thank you.

MEMORIAL BOOK
You are welcome to write down departed ones names in the Memorial Book which is kept near the Sanctuary.  The book will be taken to the altar during the Offertory to remember and pray at all the Masses in November.

THE SACRAMENTAL AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL is now in recess for the upcoming Christmas Break. We resume on 3rd February 2019. If you have Children or Grandchildren attending State Schools and wish them to be prepared for the Sacraments, come and enrol them on the 3rd February. Watch the newsletter for more information in January 2019.

PIETY STORE
Our copies of "God's Word 2019" have sold out. Orders can be taken up to 25 November. Leave your name and phone number with volunteers in the Piety Store. Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars and Columban wall calendars as well as Christmas cards, ornaments, nativity scenes, etc. are available.

CHRISTMAS TREE
To enable us to make up hampers to take to families in need this Christmas, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 9th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them at this joyous Season. Please return tags with your food donation. Last year we were able to help close to 100 families in our area. Enquiries 9749 2388.

MORNING PRAYER BOOKS
There are many "Morning Prayer" Books missing from the box on the table near the door into the Church. These books are for the use of those who join in the Morning Prayer before Mass and are returned each day after the "Prayer" concludes. If you have accidently taken one home we would appreciate its return so more people can join in this devotion.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy this weekend.

ANOINTING FOR SICK/HEALING MASS – TUESDAY, 4TH DECEMBER, 11:00AM MASS
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly, are invited to attend our annual Advent Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday, 4th December at 11:00am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the Hall. All welcome. If you wish to attend and need transportation, kindly contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300 and leave your details so arrangements can be made for you to be picked up before Mass.

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS – CHRISTMAS CAROLS NIGHT
For the first time, our Youth and Young Adults are hosting a Carols night! Starting at 7:00pm on Saturday 1st December in the hall. As we'd love our youth to lead the carols, any youth who would like to perform/lead a Christmas carol (solo or groups), please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809. Please come along and support our Youth and Young Adults and get into the spirit of Christmas by joining in our Christmas Carols Night. There will be singing, music BBQ, snacks etc. All are welcome. If you would like to help out on that day or donate or contribute, please contact Anita on 0411 772 320.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

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

2nd & 4th Mondays Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.
Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Friday 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
1st Dec 7:00pm – Youth & Young Adults Christmas Carols
4th Dec 11:00am – Anointing For Sick/Healing Mass
9th Dec 10:20am – Blessing of new Parish foyer. by Bishop Mark Edwards

 

LAUNCH OF THE CHRISTMAS PARKLET Thursday, 29 November 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Woodville Park Shopping Centre
Come and see the 2 metre high Christmas trees which have been decorated by students from St. Peter Apostle Primary School, Wyndham Park Primary School, Woodville Primary School, Heathdale Christian College Primary School and Warringa Park Primary School. The parklet will be open for you to enjoy for the month of December.

RED WEDNESDAY
Interfaith Gathering on Wednesday 28 November, 7.30pm to 8:30pm in the Forecourt of S.t Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne. The Cathedral will be floodlit in red in solidarity with all facing religious persecution around the world.
Inquiries: justice@cam.org.au.
ALL WELCOME

‘FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH’ ENCOUNTERING THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION STUDY TOUR
19 Sept – 15 Oct 2019: Ireland, England and Italy.
The Catholic Theological College invites you to join us on this exciting 27-day study tour, as we walk in the footsteps of saints and scholars, exploring our Christian tradition.  Tour leaders: Rev. Dr Max Vodola, Dr Frances Baker RSM and Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM. Information session: Saturday 24 November, 11.00am – 1.00pm. RSVP: Jenny Delahunt on 9412 3314 or jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – PARISH GROUP LETTERS
A reminder for all Parish Group Leaders to please pick up their letter from the Sacristy re reflecting and responding to the question 'What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? All group responses are due back at the Office by 12th December. Thanking you all in anticipation.

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

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Florinda D’Mello, Mary Chamie, Simon Simonides, John Walsh, Giovanni Frazzica, Vaclav, Jan, Feliksa, Vojciech, Vladyslav, Joseph & Lewis Vella, Marilie Medel and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Beatrice Morgan, Gayle Ryan, Alberta Enemego, Bruce Renn, Moya Wood, Suzana Quintanilla, Pat Goodfellow, Sonny Joshua, Vivian Metzger, Kim, Eugene Xavier, Nalini Mellewa, Miroslav Hedik, William Keating, Filippo Sciglitano and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters – 2 December 18

Andy & Cecille Fernando /Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 1/2 December 18

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Romayne Albuquerque
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Jerilee Cardol

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 1/2 December 18

  6:00pm A. D’Lima / Praful A. / E. Mills / B. Fernandes
  8:30am G Sharman / Karen F /C Coelho / R Johnson
10:30am C. Morcom / V. Firman / L. Ortega / Vanina A
  5:00pm A. Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / G. Siccita / VOL

Music Ministry – 1/2 December 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

MEMORIAL BOOK
You are welcome to write down departed ones names in the Memorial Book which is kept near the Sanctuary.  The book will be taken to the altar during the Offertory to remember and pray at all the Masses in November.

PIETY STORE
Our copies of "God's Word 2019" have sold out. Orders can be taken up to 25 November. Leave your name and phone number with volunteers in the Piety Store. Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars and Columban wall calendars as well as Christmas cards, ornaments, nativity scenes, etc. are available.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Victoria Naufahu and Lily Robinson who are to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of their Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

CHRISTMAS TREE
To enable us to make up hampers to take to families in need this Christmas, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 9th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them at this joyous Season. Please return tags with your food donation. Last year we were able to help close to 100 families in our area. Enquiries 9749 2388.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy this weekend.

MORNING PRAYER BOOKS
There are many "Morning Prayer" Books missing from the box on the table near the door into the Church. These books are for the use of those who join in the Morning Prayer before Mass and are returned each day after the "Prayer" concludes. If you have accidently taken one home we would appreciate its return so more people can join in this devotion.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Margaret Craigie will have her fundraising sausage sizzle after all Masses next weekend, 24/25 November. Please drop by to get a sausage. If you have the time, Margaret would appreciate your help. Thanks.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

-       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

2nd & 4th Mondays Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.
Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Friday 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm

 

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS – CHRISTMAS CAROLS NIGHT
For the first time, our Youth and Young Adults are hosting a Carols night! Starting at 7:00pm on Saturday 1st December in the hall. As we'd love our youth to lead the carols, any youth who would like to perform/lead a Christmas carol (solo or groups), please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809. Please come along and support our Youth and Young Adults and get into the spirit of Christmas by joining in our Christmas Carols Night. There will be singing, music BBQ, snacks etc. All are welcome. If you would like to help out on that day or donate or contribute, please contact Anita on 0411 772 320.

ANOINTING FOR SICK/HEALING MASS – TUESDAY, 4TH DECEMBER, 11:00AM MASS
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly, are invited to attend our annual Advent Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday, 4th December at 11:00am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the Hall. All welcome. If you wish to attend and need transportation, kindly contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300 and leave your details so arrangements can be made for you to be picked up before Mass.

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – PARISH GROUP LETTERS
A reminder for all Parish Group Leaders to please pick up their letter from the Sacristy re reflecting and responding to the question 'What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? All group responses are due back at the Office by 12th December. Thanking you all in anticipation.

PASTORAL STATEMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP PETER COMENSOLI
The Bourke Street Attack of 9 November 2018
The horrific and evil events in Bourke St on Friday afternoon have shaken our city. Grief, pain, and anger are words that will readily come to mind. This incident will have far-reaching effects on many people. Friday’s evil act was entirely contrary to the Way of Jesus, contrary to all true religion, and contrary to human dignity.  The way of Jesus Christ is to build bridges of mutual respect and civil friendship among people and communities. The way of aggression and violence is never the answer. Let us commit ourselves instead to the way of dialogue and reconciliation. Into the darkness of evil, may a light of goodness shine. Let us acknowledge and honour the lights of goodness that shone out on Friday afternoon:

  • the goodness of a man who went to the aid of a neighbour even if that gesture of charity was countered with deadly intent;
  • the goodness of people who courageously sought to protect others;
  • the goodness of those who defended innocent lives in the face of perilous harm.

So, let us pray for the gentle repose of the soul of Sisto Malaspina; let us pray also for those who were harmed; for those who defended others; and for our police and emergency service providers – all of whom reveal to us the path of goodness and right action. May those affected by Friday’s tragic events be healed, physically and emotionally, and may Jesus Christ accompany us all with solace and strength during the days ahead.

‘FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH’ ENCOUNTERING THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION STUDY TOUR
19 Sept – 15 Oct 2019: Ireland, England and Italy.
The Catholic Theological College invites you to join us on this exciting 27-day study tour, as we walk in the footsteps of saints and scholars, exploring our Christian tradition.  Tour leaders: Rev. Dr Max Vodola, Dr Frances Baker RSM and Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM. Information session: Saturday 24 November, 11.00am – 1.00pm. RSVP: Jenny Delahunt on 9412 3314 or jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Benny Almeida, Bernard Doolan, Rita Kelsey, Sisto Malaspina, Johannes Lemewu, Napoleon Merida, Anne Doolan, all those who were killed in the California bushfire and from our parish who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Charles Maple, Michael Lewis, Claude & Avis Barber, Brenda Harper, Cielito Angeles, Ann De Roza, Rita Kelsey, Purita Espinas Sr., Franco Stroscio, Lucy Zanatta, Annie & Livino Coutinho, Dollar Sharman, Terrance Bernand, Gloria Thiruchelvam, Kevin Eastmure, Angelo & Josipa Toncic & Family, Sime & Kristina Ukota & Family and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Beatrice Morgan, Gayle Ryan, Alberta Enemego, Bruce Renn, Moya Wood, Suzana Quintanilla, Pat Goodfellow, Sonny Joshua, Vivian Metzger, Kim, Eugene Xavier, Nalini Mellewa, Miroslav Hedik and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters – 25 November 18

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 24/25 November 18

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 November 18

  6:00pm Praful A. / M Maple / H. Durski / B. Farrugia
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Z. D’Mello / N. Costa / S. Colla / F Caruana
  5:00pm S&I Simangan / J. Phan Lai / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 24/25 November 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

PIETY STORE
Our copies of "God's Word 2019" have sold out. Orders can be taken up to 25 November. Leave your name and phone number with volunteers in the Piety Store. Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars and Columban wall calendars as well as Christmas cards, ornaments, nativity scenes, etc. are available.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on Monday at 7:00pm in the theatrette. We are at Matthew Ch. 19. All welcome to come and learn more about our faith. Enquiries contact Royden on 0426 071 375.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED – TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER, 7:00PM, FOLLOWED BY SUPPER
All Parishioners who have lost a loved one are invited to attend this special Memorial Mass for the Deceased. You are welcome to bring a photo of the Deceased and place it on the table at the front of the Church. Could you kindly bring a plate of sweet/savoury finger food to share after Mass. Thank you.

MEMORIAL BOOK
You are welcome to write down departed ones names in the Memorial Book which is kept near the Sanctuary.  The book will be taken to the altar during the Offertory to remember and pray at all the Masses in November.

KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN – DECEASED MEMBERS MASS
Will be held on Wednesday, 14h of November at 7:00pm at St. Peter’s, Hoppers Crossing. Members are asked to assemble at 6:45pm prior to Mass. Widows, relatives and parishioners are invited to be at this Mass and to stay for refreshments afterwards.

CHRISTMAS TREE
To enable us to make up hampers to take to families in need this Christmas, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 9th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them at this joyous Season. Last year we were able to help close to 100 families in our area. Enquiries 9749 2388.

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS – CHRISTMAS CAROLS NIGHT
For the first time, our Youth and Young Adults are hosting a Carols night! Starting at 7:00pm on Saturday 1st December in the hall. As we'd love our youth to lead the carols, any youth who would like to perform/lead a Christmas carol (solo or groups), please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809. Please come along and support our Youth and Young Adults and get into the spirit of Christmas by joining in our Christmas Carols Night. There will be singing, music BBQ, snacks etc. All are welcome. If you would like to help out on that day or donate or contribute, please contact Anita on 0411 772 320.

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020: WHAT IS GOD ASKING OF US IN AUSTRALIA AT THIS TIME?
Have your say by Wednesday 6 March, 2019
Details: http://www.cam.org.au/plenary/

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COLLOQUIUM ON BUILDING A THEOLOGY OF COMMUNION
Thursday, 22 November, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The colloquium draws on the national resource on lay pastoral ministryFaithful Stewards of God’s Grace, which affirms and celebrates the common vocation of the lay faithful—grounded in the Sacrament of Baptism—to participate in the ministry of Christ.The evening will include input from various tertiary directors and leaders of centres of spirituality who will offer ways in which the vocation of the lay faithful may be realized and supported in our Archdiocese. In addition there will be information on accreditation and incentives and support for those currently accredited. Enquiries to Johanna Carroll on 9926 5765 or ministry@cam.org.au. Please RSVP online by Friday 16 November at www.trybooking.com/YGEW.

ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Organ Recital by Calvin Bowman
Works by Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750
Wednesday 14 November 2018, 7:00pm-8:30pm at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne. $20 no concessions. Children under 15 free. Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/ZESS or at the door. Enquiries 9926 5753 (wed to Sun) or music@cam.org.au

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rocksten Jude Pereira, Fr. Joseph Abraham, Shaun Fitzgerald, Nerma Baltero, Ermo Borres, Gabriel Khai Dinh, Winifred Hulme, Paul Deguara, and all those who passed away recently in our parish and those who died in the California shooting incident.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Manual Arce, Estrella Arce, Juliana Tuazon, Sam Bonnici, Yoakim, Reynaldo Natividad, Cecile Sinh, Maria Marhno Kim, Paul Sau, J.B. Nham, J.B. Nghi, Edward Palmer, Brett Hallinan, Maurice Dalton, Esther Granada and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Beatrice Morgan, Gayle Ryan, Alberta Enemego, Bruce Renn, Moya Wood, Suzana Quintanilla, Pat Goodfellow, Sonny Joshua, Vivian Metzger, Kim, Eugene Xavier, Nalini Mellewa and all who are ill in our Parish.


PARISH NEWS


MEMORIAL BOOK
You are welcome to write down departed ones names in the Memorial Book which is kept near the Sanctuary.  The book will be taken to the altar during the Offertory to remember and pray at all the Masses in November.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED – TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER, 7:00PM, FOLLOWED BY SUPPER
All Parishioners who have lost a loved one are invited to attend this special Memorial Mass for the Deceased. You are welcome to bring a photo of the Deceased and place it on the table at the front of the Church. Could you kindly bring a plate of sweet/savoury finger food to share after Mass. Thank you.

KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN  – DECEASED MEMBERS MASS
Will be held on the 14h of November, at 7:00pm at St. Peter’s, Hoppers Crossing.  Members are asked to assemble at 6:45pm prior to Mass. Widows, relatives and parishioners are invited to be at this Mass and to stay for refreshments afterwards.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The usual fortnightly Meeting of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference will be held next Tuesday 6th November in the Community Centre at 7:30pm. Members and Aspiring Members are most welcome to attend.

ALTAR SERVERS
There will be an Altar Server’s training session on Saturday, 10th November at 10:00am, after the morning Mass. New Altar Servers are warmly invited and very welcome to attend this training.

PIETY STORE"God's Word 2019" (contains daily Mass readings and short meditations for the day) is now available as well as Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Christmas cards, Nativity sets and tableaux. Let's put Christ back into Christmas and into our homes.

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.

MULTICULTURAL MASS THANK YOU
Fr. Vincent, Dcn. Charles and parishioners thank the Filipino Community for hosting such a spirit filled and joyful Multicultural Mass on Sunday, 28th October. Heartfelt thanks to the concelebrating priests – Fr. Joselito Asis, Fr. Jose Gutierrez and Fr. Lucas, Deacon Royden, 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.

MEN'S BREAKFAST
St James Men’s Ministry is hosting a Men’s Breakfast in the St. James Parish Paulist Centre from 8:00am – 11:00am on Sat 10 Nov. All men welcome. Donation of $7 would be appreciated to cover costs.

Guest speaker, John Hendry, former executive member of Geelong Grammar School, will present a Relationship Based talk and will explore the five elements of a quality relationship: trust, forgiveness, integrity, hope and compassion. “We are defined in life by how we behave in relationships and our health, and the health of others is fully tied to this.” Contact Peter on 0410 330 864 for more information. Pre-booking by Thursday, 8 November is essential for catering purposes.

COLLOQUIUM ON BUILDING A THEOLOGY OF COMMUNION
Thursday, 22 November, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The colloquium draws on the national resource on lay pastoral ministryFaithful Stewards of God’s Grace, which affirms and celebrates the common vocation of the lay faithful—grounded in the Sacrament of Baptism—to participate in the ministry of Christ.The evening will include input from various tertiary directors and leaders of centres of spirituality who will offer ways in which the vocation of the lay faithful may be realized and supported in our Archdiocese. In addition there will be information on accreditation and incentives and support for those currently accredited. Enquiries to Johanna Carroll on 9926 5765 or ministry@cam.org.au. Please RSVP online by Friday 16 November at www.trybooking.com/YGEW.

WIDENING THE DOOR OF HOPE
A response to the Victoria Assisted Dying Legislation.

The only jurisdiction in the world to legalise euthanasia during 2017 was the Victorian Parliament. Without a vote of the people of Victoria and rushed through Parliament in the most extra-ordinary all night sittings, the Act is scheduled to come into effect in June 2019. Many questions relating to the law remain unanswered. The implications for health professionals, aged care workers and ordinary Victorians remain unclear. Tuesday 20th November, 7:00pm light refreshments, 7:30pm start. At mercy Theatre, Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. RSVP/Inquiries to 03-9926 5727 or justice@cam.org.au

MERCY IN THE CITY
Saturday 24 November, 7pm Sts Peter and Paul's, 377 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne To end the Year of Youth, all are welcome to join young people from all over Melbourne for the fourth ‘Mercy in the City’. The event will include Adoration followed by a celebration with live music, food and festivities.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr Leo Patrick Griffin PE, Loan Nguyen, Veronica Duque, Nancy Yulom Robert Wells and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Timothy Crough, Maurice Dalton Jnr., Jason McLoughlin, Joseph Vella, Lewis Vella, Flo & John Staub, Patrick Foster, Rajkumar Shykla, Mary Noronha, Desmond Anthony Conns., Ireneo Besa, Alexander Roginski, Leonard Roginski, Maud Bouvery, Arthur Granada, Joseph Dupont, Tanya Randel, Carmen Agius, Joseph Pace, Carmela Pace, Josefino Dabu, Angelica de Leon, Amparo Battad and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Beatrice Morgan, Gayle Ryan, Alberta Enemego, Bruce Renn, Moya Wood, Suzana Quintanilla, Pat Goodfellow, Sonny Joshua and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

 

Money Counters – 11 November 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira / Francis Nayagam

Readers – 10/11 November 18

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Lerna Vasquez
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 10/11 November 18

  6:00pm S. Martis / Josie T. / Sharon A. / J. Poppen
  8:30am C. Coelho / J.P. Lai / Kevin McL / B. Jones
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / V. Firman / Carol M.
  5:00pm A Etiennette / E Behrouzi / S Joseph / VOL

Music Ministry – 10/11 November 18

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

 

PARISH NEWS

REOPENING OF THE PIETY STORE !!
Come and browse. Divine Mercy and Columban Wall Calendars for 2019 are on sale for $9 each. Pocket calendars for $7 (Limited number). Christmas Cards $3 per packet of 8 cards. Nativity sets, etc. See our catalogue. Orders can be taken. Plus our usual array of pious goods.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Jadon Ricardo Vaz who was baptised this Saturday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

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.

ALL SAINTS DAY
Thursday, 1st November. Mass at 8:30am.

ALL SOULS DAY
Friday 2nd November. Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm.

As November is a special time to pray for the dead, a Plenary Indulgence may be granted for the dead, by visiting a Church on All Souls Day, the 2nd Nov and praying the Lord’s Prayer and the Creed. Three conditions are required for gaining the Indulgence – Confession, Holy Communion and praying for the Pope’s intentions.

FIRST FRIDAY – 2ND NOVEMBER
First Friday Mass and Adoration, 7:00pm to 10:00pm. All are invited to attend. This day is also All Souls Day.

HEALING MASS
All a invited to attend our next Healing Mass on Saturday, 3rd November from 1:30pm.

ALTAR SERVERS
There will be an Altar Server’s training session on Saturday, 10th November at 10:00am, after the morning Mass. New Altar Servers are warmly invited and very welcome to attend this training.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED – TUESDAY, 13TH NOVEMBER, 7:00pm, FOLLOWED BY SUPPER
All Parishioners who have lost a loved one are invited to attend this special Memorial Mass for the Deceased. You are welcome to bring a photo of the Deceased and place it on the table at the front of the Church. Could you kindly bring a plate of sweet/savoury finger food to share after Mass. Thank you.

GRADE 3 RECONCILIATION
We congratulate all our Grade 3 students who did their First Reconciliation last week. We pray that God will guide and protect them.

MOMENTS – THOMAS CARR COLLEGE IN CONCERT
Thursday, 1st November at the Fr. Moran Performing Arts Centre, 35 Thomas Carr Drive, Tarneit, Matinee 2:00pm. Evening Performance 7:00pm. Cost $5:00. Tickets from https://www/trybooking.com/YVY.  The program includes the Thomas Carr Concert Band, Jazz Band and Choir performing with Old Collegians and Michael Lapina with members of Opera Australia. Monies raised donated to the Jose de Piro Bataan Orchestra Appeal to assist in bringing the Youth Orchestra from Provincial Philippines to Melbourne.

MEN'S BREAKFAST
St James Men’s Ministry is hosting a Men’s Breakfast in the Paulist Centre from 8:00am – 11:00am on Sat 10 Nov. All men welcome. Donation of $7 would be appreciated to cover costs.

Guest speaker, John Hendry, former executive member of Geelong Grammar School, will present a Relationship Based talk and will explore the five elements of a quality relationship: trust, forgiveness, integrity, hope and compassion. “We are defined in life by how we behave in relationships and our health, and the health of others is fully tied to this.” Contact Peter on 0410 330 864 for more information. Pre-booking is essential for catering purposes.

WIDENING THE DOOR OF HOPE
A response to the Victoria Assisted Dying Legislation.

The only jurisdiction in the world to legalise euthanasia during 2017 was the Victorian Parliament. Without a vote of the people of Victoria and rushed through Parliament in the most extra-ordinary all night sittings, the Act is scheduled to come into effect in June 2019. Many questions relating to the law remain unanswered. The implications for health professionals, aged care workers and ordinary Victorians remain unclear. Tuesday 20th November, 7:00pm light refreshments, 7:30pm start. At mercy Theatre, Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. RSVP/Inquiries to 03-9926 5727 or justice@cam.org.au

MERCY IN THE CITY
Saturday 24 November, 7pm Sts Peter and Paul's, 377 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne To end the Year of Youth, all are welcome to join young people from all over Melbourne for the fourth ‘Mercy in the City’. The event will include Adoration followed by a celebration with live music, food and festivities.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Thi Loan Nguyen and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Josefino Dabu, Fidelis Rajan, Florence Palmer, Inna Dichenko, Charles Azzopardi, Lilian Flynn, Remedios Andres, Lawrence Meehan, Jeremy Mendoza, Fr Alejandrino Plaza, svd and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Aiden Welsford, Anne Binesh, Anne Kelly, Penny Heywood, Beatrice Morgan, Gayle Ryan, Alberta Enemego, Bruce Renn, Adwin Santhosh and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 4 November 18

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers – 3/4 November 18

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Les Jones
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 3/4 November 18

  6:00pm H. Durski / B. Farrugia / B. Raj / Davy F.
  8:30am Grace S./Karen F./K. English/R. Johnson
10:30am Sally DiB / N. Costa / N&R Golaw
  5:00pm J, M & D Etiennette / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 3/4 November 18

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

PARISH NEWS

THE MULTICULTURAL MASS will be held on Sunday, 28th October 2018 at 10:30am. All communities are requested to participate in this annual celebration of our cultural diversity and the sharing of traditional food.

Please note that there will be a Rehearsal on Saturday, 27th October 2018 at 10:00am in the church. All those who are actively participating in the liturgical celebration, including flag bearers, are required to attend.

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.

REOPENING OF THE PIETY STORE !!
Come and browse. Divine Mercy and Columban Wall Calendars for 2019 are on sale for $9 each. Pocket calendars for $7 (Limited number). Christmas Cards $3 per packet of 8 cards. Nativity sets, etc. See our catalogue. Orders can be taken. Plus our usual array of pious goods.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Mariella Obinque Webb, Isabelle Webb, Raphael Perera, Isabelle Baldacchino, Aria Papaioannou who are to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of their Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

CHAIRS
The parish is selling the old white plastic chairs which were used in the foyer for the Easter and Christmas Masses for $2 a chair. If you would like to purchase some, the sheds in the school yard are open after all Masses this weekend, 20/21 October 18.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues this Monday (Oct 22) at 7 pm in the theaterette. We are at Matthew Ch 18. Please come if you would like to learn more about our faith. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375.

PARISH REFURBISHMENT
Dear Parishioners. We are hopeful that by he time you read this bulletin all works to the church foyer would have been now completed. The car park refurbishment is expected to be undertaken in January 2019 during school holidays. Thank you to each one of you for your patience during this difficult time of refurbishment. God Bless you all. Fr Vincent John CMI.

 ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
“Come and See”
What the St. Vincent de Paul Society actually is. Where do the huge money donations go ?
How you might help.
Saturday 27th October at St. Peter’s Community Centre, 8:45am to 11:00am
Free Morning Tea
RSVP before Tues 23rd October to Leo Wandersmith on 9734 7978 / 0404 146 603

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. We are looking for new members to join so If you would like  to join the ministry please call Anita on 0411772320 Your commitment to the ministry is just 2 hours a fortnight.

ALL SAINTS DAY
Thursday, 1st November. Mass at 8:30am.

ALL SOULS DAY
Friday 2nd November. Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School) and 7:00pm.

As November is a special time to pray for the dead, a Plenary Indulgence may be granted for the dead, by visiting a Church on All Souls Day, the 2nd Nov and praying the Lord’s Prayer and the Creed. Three conditions are required for gaining the Indulgence – Confession, Holy Communion and praying for the Pope’s intentions.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – Sunday 21st October at the 10:30am Mass
We wish to congratulate all the children receiving Holy Communion for the first time this Sunday. We pray that the Holy Eucharist will nourish and sustain them throughout their faith journey

GRADE 3 RECONCILIATION
Our Grade 3 students will make their First Reconciliation on Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th October at 7:00pm. Please keep these children in your prayers.

YOUTH MASS
Youth Mass is on October 21st at 10:30am. Please encourage and pray for youth in our parish to attend this mass and make it a truly youth celebration. There will be a special blessing by Fr. Vincent over all youth that attend. There will also be morning tea after mass. Please bring a plate to share.

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

WIDENING THE DOOR OF HOPE
A response to the Victoria Assisted Dying Legislation.

The only jurisdiction in the world to legalise euthanasia during 2017 was the Victorian Parliament. Without a vote of the people of Victoria and rushed through Parliament in the most extra-ordinary all night sittings, the Act is scheduled to come into effect in June 2019. Many questions relating to the law remain unanswered. The implications for health professionals, aged care workers and ordinary Victorians remain unclear. Tuesday 20th November, 7:00pm light refreshments, 7:30pm start. At mercy Theatre, Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. RSVP/Inquiries to 03-9926 5727 or justice@cam.org.au.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 28 October 18

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 27/28 October 18

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Multicultural Mass
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 27/28 October 18

  6:00pm Praful A. / M. Maple / D&J Roga
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Multicultural Mass
  5:00pm S. Simangan / E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 27/28 October 18

  6:00pm Volunteer
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Multicultural Mass
  5:00pm KNK


PARISH NEWS

PARISH REFURBISHMENT
Dear Parishioners. Most major church refurbishment works as originally planned have now been completed. Final lane line markings will be undertaken next weekend. The car park refurbishment is expected to be undertaken in January 2019 during school holidays. Thank you to each one of you for your patience during this difficult time of refurbishment. God Bless you all.
Fr Vincent John CMI.

LIFE, MARRIAGE & FAMILY SUNDAY – 14TH OCTOBER
Father will give a special blessing for pregnant mums and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses this weekend.

To coincide with Life, Marriage & Family Sunday, copies of Living Icons: Mothers, Fathers and the Gospel of the Family - the 2018 Life, Marriage & Family Sunday publication are available in the Church foyer.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE & LADIES AUXILIARY SCONE STALL
This weekend, there will be a Sausage Sizzle after all Masses and St. Peters Ladies Aux. will be holding a Scone Stall. So, buy a sausage from Margaret and then purchase some scones for dessert please. The money made helps the Ladies Aux. provide Special Occasion Flowers etc. for our Church. Margaret Craigie is looking for people to help her with the sausage sizzle, so if you are able to give her a hand, please see Margaret before Mass.

REOPENING OF THE PIETY STORE !!
Thank you to Fr. Vincent and the Building Projects Team for the refurbishment. Come and browse. Divine Mercy and Columban Wall Calendars for 2019 are on sale for $9 each. Pocket calendars for $7 (Limited number). Christmas Cards $3 per packet of 8 cards. Nativity sets etc. See our catalogue. Orders can be taken. Plus our usual array of pious goods.

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.

YOUTH MASS
Our next Youth Mass is on October 21st at 10:30am. Please put this date in your calendar so that we can have all the youth in our parish attend this mass and make it a truly youth celebration. If any youth of our parish want to join in the prayers or reading, please call Rhea on 0419 046 809. There will be a special blessing by Fr. Vincent over all youth that attend. There will also be morning tea after mass. Please bring a plate to share.

THE MULTICULTURAL MASS will be held on Sunday, 28th October 2018 at 10:30am. All communities are requested to participate in this annual celebration of our cultural diversity and the sharing of traditional food.

Please note that there will be a Rehearsal on Saturday, 27th October 2018 at 10:00am in the church. All those who are actively participating in the liturgical celebration, including flag bearers, are required to attend.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
“Come and See”
What the St. Vincent de Paul Society actually is. Where do the huge money donations go ?
How you might help.
Saturday 27th October at St. Peter’s Community Centre, 8:45am to 11:00am
Free Morning Tea
RSVP  before Tues 23rd October to Leo Wandersmith on 9734 7978 / 0404 146 603

CHAIRS
The parish will be selling the old white plastic chairs which were used in the foyer for the Easter and Christmas Masses for $2 a chair. If you would like to purchase some, the sheds in the school yard will be open after all Masses next weekend, 20/21 October 18.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
A 3rd collection will be taken up on the Weekend of 20/21 October for World Mission Sunday. We thank you for your support.

PALMS AUSTRALIA invites you to Explore A New Horizon. Catholic communities overseas seek help from qualified and experienced Australians in a variety of professions to lift their people out of poverty. Tap into 1 to 2 year assignments in Asia, Africa or the Pacific. Recent field trips to Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and Myanmar reinforce the value of the mission. There is an opportunity to attend a Palms Australia Info Night on 16 October at 5:30pm at Ross House, Jenny Florence Room, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.. Tel. (03) 9560 5333.

MARIAN COLLEGE, SUNSHINE WEST
Enrolments for Year 7 2020 onwards are now being accepted. Limited places available for Years 8 to 12, 2019. Book your open morning tour of the school today! Visit www.mariansw.catholic.edu.au or call 9363 1711.

ST. JAMES FETE
You are invited to the St James community fete at 336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing North on Saturday 20 October from 10:00am to 4:00pm. There will be rides, entertainment, food, fairy floss, show bags, face painting, white elephant, spinning wheel, cake stall and much more.  Come along and join in the fun that a fete offers.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Ambrose Aranha, Glacobe Huynh Van Quy, Robert Wells, Jose Austria, Christine Holt, Stella Gonsalves and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Thomas Smith, William Milroy, Gabriel Lovisatto, Noel Noronha, Camilo Ferrer Sr., Eduardo Cahoy Snr., Gordon Arney, Dorothy Macedo, Edward Macedo, Clement Thomas and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Fran Kisielewski, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Aiden Welsford, Anne Binesh, Anne Kelly, Penny Heywood, Beatrice Morgan and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 21 October 18

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 20/21 October 18

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Youth Mass
  5:00pm Indika Fernando

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 20/21 October 18

  6:00pm Josie T. / E. Mills / A. D’Lima / S. Martis
  8:30am S. Gomez / K. Fernandes / G. Siccita / C. Coelho
10:30am Youth Mass
  5:00pm A. Etiennette / J. Phan Lai /C. Skinner / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 20/21 October 18

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


PARISH NEWS

DEACON ROYDEN D’SOUZA has been appointed Parish Deacon at St. James’ Church, Hoppers Crossing North. We pray that God will guide Royden and shower him with blessings in his new appointment.

PARISH REFURBISHMENT
Dear Parishioners. We are sad to advise that due to issues with a major subcontractor the car park refurbishment was unable to be completed and hence has been postponed to January 2019. However the original church refurbishment is expected to be completed over the next two weeks and car park will now be available. We do apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our parishioners.
Building Projects Team.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Azaylia Lee Beath, Sarah Rei Campisano, Rylee Jean Cassidy, Lilly Florence Cassidy, Ashton James Morris and Savannah Taylor who are to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of their Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

YOUTH MASS
Our next Youth Mass is on October 21st at 10:30am. Please put this date in your calendar so that we can have all the youth in our parish attend this mass and make it a truly youth celebration. If any youth of our parish want to join in the prayers, choir or reading please call Rhea on 0419 046 809. There will be a special blessing by Fr. Vincent over all youth that attend. There will also be morning tea after mass. Please bring a plate to share.

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.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Please note that the HSI School of Discipleship next session will be on October 7th, 2018 at 6:15pm in the Community Centre.

MOVIE NIGHT
Our next movie night is on October 13th, 2018 at 7:30pm, after the 6:00pm Mass. We will be screening a Christian movie for all the family - THE CASE FOR CHRIST PG a true story of a conversion of an atheist who tries to prove the non-existence of Christ after his wife becomes a Christian. Snacks and drinks at 7:00pm. Gold Coin Donation.

BIBLE STUDY on Monday, 8th October at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. All are welcome to this interactive study of the Bible.

THE MULTICULTURAL MASS will be held on Sunday, 28th October 2018 at 10:30am. All communities are requested to participate in this annual celebration of our cultural diversity and the sharing of traditional food.

Please note that there will be a Rehearsal on Saturday, 27th October 2018 at 10:00am in the church. All those who are actively participating in the liturgical celebration, including flag bearers, are required to attend.

LIFE, MARRIAGE & FAMILY SUNDAY – 14TH OCTOBER
Father will give a special blessing for pregnant mums and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses on the weekend of 13/14 October.

To coincide with Life, Marriage & Family Sunday, copies of Living Icons: Mothers, Fathers and the Gospel of the Family - the 2018 Life, Marriage & Family Sunday publication are available in the Church foyer.

MARCH FOR THE BABIES is on Saturday October 13 at 1:00 pm at Treasury Gardens. This is a great chance to join others and express your support for the sanctity of life. Thousands of our unborn brothers and sisters are killed each year in Australia. One of our guest speakers is Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, at Vatican court.

MARIAN COLLEGE, SUNSHINE WEST
Enrolments for Year 7 2020 onwards are now being accepted. Limited places available for Years 8 to 12, 2019. Book your open morning tour of the school today! Visit www.mariansw.catholic.edu.au or call 9363 1711.

JOSEPH’S CORNER

  • TRIVIA NIGHT, Saturday, 13th October, 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start until 11:00pm at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, Cnr. Birmingham St & Somerville Road, Yarraville. Cost - $15 per person, BYO Food and Drinks. Phone 9315 2680 or email contact@josephscorner.org.au.
  • MEDITATON & MINDFULNESS composed of creating mandalas, gentle exercise and mindful walking leading into silent meditation. Suitable for beginners and experienced meditators. At Joseph’s Corner, 13 Bellin Street, Laverton. 1pm – 2:30pm Tuesdays 9/16/23/30 October. Gold Coin Donation. Phone 9315 2680.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE & LADIES AUXILIARY SCONE STALL
On the weekend of 29th and 30th September, there will be a Sausage Sizzle after all Masses and St. Peters Ladies Aux. will be holding a Scone Stall. So, buy a sausage from Margaret and then purchase some scones for dessert please. The money made helps the Ladies Aux. provide Special Occasion Flowers etc. for our Church. Margaret Craigie is looking for people to help her with the sausage sizzle, so if you are able to give her a hand, please see Margaret before Mass.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Dulce Caancan, Anna Tiqua, Jose Austria and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Fr. Donald Loyrensz, Frank Davidson, Purita Besa, Fabian Sabaybay, Bean Espinas Sr., Purita Espinas Sr., Judith & Sebastian D’Cruz, Annie & Livino Coutinho, Afra & Isidon Fernandes, Clement Thomas, Antonio (Tony) Pinto, Teklu Ayam, Gerard Hopeng and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Fran Kisielewski, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Aiden Welsford, Anne Binesh and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 14 October 18

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Francis Nayagam

Readers – 13/14 October 18

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion  - 13/14 October 18

  6:00pm H. Durski / B. Raj / Sharon A. / B. Fernandes
  8:30am J. Phan Lai / G. Sharman / E. Stowers / L. Jones
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / N. Costa / C. Morcom
  5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / M. Etiennette / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 13/14 October 18

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