DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR AUGUST
CORONAVIRUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the Coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which made us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace. Be with doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Be with leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Lord Jesus Christ, heal us.


Entrance Antiphon
Look to your covenant, O Lord, and forget not the life of your poor ones for ever. Arise, O God, and defend your cause, and forget not the cries of those who seek you.

1st Reading (Kg 19:9, 11-13)
A reading from the book of Kings.
When Elijah reached Horeb, the mountain of the Lord, he went into the cave and spent the night in it. Then he was told, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.’ Then the Lord himself went by. There came a mighty wind, so strong it tore the mountains and shattered the rocks before the Lord. But the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind came an earthquake. But the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire. But the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there came the sound of a gentle breeze. And when Elijah heard this, he covered his face with his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Lord, show us your mercy and love, and grant us your salvation.

2nd Reading (Rom 9:1-5)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans
What I want to say now is no pretence; I say it in union with Christ – it is the truth – my conscience in union with the Holy Spirit assures me of it too. What I want to say is this: my sorrow is so great, my mental anguish so endless, I would willingly be condemned and be cut off from Christ if it could help my brothers of Israel, my own flesh and blood. They were adopted as sons, they were given the glory and the covenants; the Law and the ritual were drawn up for them, and the promises were made to them. They are descended from the patriarchs and from their flesh and blood came Christ who is above all, God for ever blessed! Amen.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! I hope in the Lord, I trust in his word. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mt 14:22-33)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he would send the crowds away. After sending the crowds away he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, while the boat, by now far out on the lake, was battling with a heavy sea, for there was a head-wind. In the fourth watch of the night he went towards them, walking on the lake, and when the disciples saw him walking on the lake they were terrified. ‘It is a ghost’ they said, and cried out in fear. But at once Jesus called out to them, saying, ‘Courage! It is I! Do not be afraid.’ It was Peter who answered. ‘Lord,’ he said ‘if it is you, tell me to come to you across the water.’ ‘Come’ said Jesus. Then Peter got out of the boat and started walking towards Jesus across the water, but as soon as he felt the force of the wind, he took fright and began to sink. ‘Lord! Save me!’ he cried. Jesus put out his hand at once and held him. ‘Man of little faith,’ he said ‘why did you doubt?’ And as they got into the boat the wind dropped. The men in the boat bowed down before him and said, ‘Truly, you are the Son of God.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
O Jerusalem, glorify the Lord, who gives you your fill of finest wheat.

Next Week’s Readings
Is 56:1, 6-7;   Rom 11:13-15, 29-32;   Mt 15:21-28

Feasts of the week
Mon, 10 Aug - St Lawrence
Tue, 11 Aug - St. Clare
Fri, 14 Aug - St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe
Sat, 15 Aug - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


PARISH NEWS

19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2020
(A reflection by Fr. Vincent John CMI)

Taken in a literal sense, the story of Peter attempting to walk on water may not be relevant to us. But it seems that Matthew meant it to be taken symbolically. The boat represents the Church, the winds and the waves stand for the persecutions that had been let loose on the early Christians. Jesus is not with them physically, he is in Heaven. However, in their time of need he comes to them, and with His presence He calms their fears and brings them peace. Understood like this, the incident has great relevance for us.

At some time or other, every disciple of Jesus is faced with very tough circumstances, very difficult decisions, very great sorrows, very powerful temptations and so on. At these times, it is as if we are being asked to ‘walk on water’. This is when we can draw courage from the life of Peter. Peter represents the typical disciple who is caught between faith and doubt. He set out to obey Jesus, but as soon as he felt the force of the wind, that is persecution, his faith failed him. Jesus’ rebuke, Man of little faith! Why did you doubt, is directed to us too. Like Peter, we often start out courageously only to lose heart when things get tough.

To some extent, the whole life of a Christian is a kind of ‘walking on water’ in so far as it implies walking in faith, which means relying only on the word of Christ. Many times we are asked to step out at His word. Jesus sent his disciples to go across the lake, knowing that they would meet strong winds and storms, and be in danger. He did this because He wanted to strengthen their faith. He intended to come to them at the right time. He did it, and the result was as he intended – their faith in Him was strengthened, and they declared, He was the Messiah.

For us too, there is a necessary lesson in this incident. As it tells, we must continue to trust in God, even when God seems to have deserted us. During this time of Covid-19 Pandemic we are experiencing tough times and deep troubles and struggles in all areas of our lives. Like Peter, we are going through troubled waters of life, so let us keep our eye focused on Jesus. Let us pray as Peter said, ‘Lord save me’. If we accept the Gospel’s invitation, we will experience what Peter did. We may not experience it instantly and miraculously, but if we keep calling, we will indeed experience it.
May God bless you all!

LIVE STREAMING OF DAILY MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily Mass through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am.
Sunday 10:30am Mass will also be available on YouTube link as follows https://youtu.be/uWBaXFDE390.

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
The feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on Saturday, 15th August. Although this is a Holy Day of Obligation, during this time of COVID-19, the obligation does not apply. Please pray to Our Blessed Mother for her intercession and blessing during this difficult time.

RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. The meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00pm on Zoom, starting Wednesday, 26th August. Meeting ID 937 5345 2162. Passcode: 624286. After the lockdown, meetings will be held in the Theatrette at St Peter Apostle Mission Parish. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to join. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at francispthomas@hotmail.com or 0401 787 372 or Evelyn Stowers on 0499 416 158.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
HSI School of Discipleship continues this Sunday (9 August 2020) and every Sunday from 7 PM. The session consists of prayer, song, video talk, discussion, sharing and blessing. This week the session is on STUDYING THE WORD OF GOD. Meeting ID 843 9084 5271. No password required. Newcomers welcome. Enquiries Connie Skinner 0422165133

MORNING TEA/CHAT WITH PARISHIONERS
Fr. Vincent is inviting parishioners to join him via Zoom on Saturday 15 August  at 9.45 am for a morning tea/chat for about 30 to 40 minutes. This is a forum to have a chat or ask questions and in general to just catch up with Fr. Vincent and other parishioners. The ZOOM Room will open at 9:45am, so that any connection issues can be resolved prior to starting the chat at 10:00am. Meeting ID: 9590 572 9639

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
Our church is now closed as per Government regulations. Please note that the Sunday Obligation will not apply during this time of suspension.

PARISH OFFICE
The Parish Office is closed, however staff will be working from home on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. You can still contact us on the office phone 9749 4300 or send in your enquiries/prayer requests by email to stpeters@westnet.com.au.

THANKSGIVING CONTRIBUTIONS

  • As the Parish Office is closed during the lockdown, we ask that parishioners who have envelopes please hold on to them for now. They can be brought to the Parish Office when the lockdown is over.
  • Thanksgiving donations can be made directly to our Church Bank Account. Details as follows:
    Account Name: St Peter Apostle Parish Church Account
    BSB: 083-347 Account No: 637286747
    Please use your Thanksgiving Envelope Number and your name for reference purposes (eg. TG123 - Tom Smith)
  • Parishioners can also make payments online if you wish to do so, either by going to the link Online Thanksgiving Payments CDF Pay  OR by going to the link on our website (under the Support your Parish tab) Please add your Thanksgiving Envelope number if you have one. You also have the option to choose which collection you would like the offering to go to, i.e. first collection (Parish) or second collection (Presbytery).

ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY - KNK
Saturdays at 3:00pm – Divine Mercy & Praise & Worship
Sundays at 7:00pm – Rosary & Praise & Worship
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7414862105?pwd=NlVwaXUyS3hVSlFzZ0pNOG1MT29Ldz09
Meeting ID: 741 486 2105          Password: 023368

BIBLE STUDY MINISTRY
Every week on a Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
Focus on Gospel of John, Chapter 10.
Meeting ID: 9689427525     Password: 2Vp4ef

NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK (2 - 9 AUG)
This week we celebrated the Feast of St Mary of the Cross McKillop. Our first Australian born canonised saint. St Mary took bold new directions in education and care of children. We know her saying ‘Never see a need without doing something about it’. We pray this week that many young people in our communities may embrace this spirit in response to the call of the Lord to serve as priests or consecrated religious.

CATHOLICCARE APPEAL, SUNDAY 9 AUGUST 2020
This weekend is the CatholicCare Sunday Appeal. CatholicCare delivers family and relationship counselling, refugee and settlement support, education and school programs, and pastoral services. Donations from our parish community will help care for the most vulnerable families in our community. Please donate to CatholicCare Sunday Appeal. Your support and generosity will help break barriers to social inclusion and strengthen families and communities to live life to the full. You can donate online at www.ccam.org.au/SundayAppeal or call (03)92875513. All gifts of $2 and above are tax deductible.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Carmen & Charlie Micallef, Lucy Ballan, Anton de Hoedt, Narelle Bailey, Antoinette Lott, Oliva Luna, Catherine Nalder, Agnes D’Cunha, Sajeeva Rao Polsani, Caterina Gallace, all who have died due to COVID-19, all who lost their lives in the Beirut explosion and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Peter Watt Snr., Mary McMinn, Maria Fava, Olive Barber, Guy Jean Baptist, Eleuteria Negrillo, Erminio Colosimo, Umberto Princi and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Daphne White, Adrian Tully, Bill Fairney, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Denis Webber, Monique Hoaster, Wilfredo Villareal, Rolando Navarro, Avis Fernandes, Francis Goonting, Anne Deluca, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Anthony Hanford, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Carmelina Costanzo, Bryan Dalton, Pat Borcich, Antony, Alki Christopoulos, Charlotte Mary, Frank Forbes, Baby Lucy Rodriguerz, Carmela Saragoza, Baillie Millar, Teresita Grisancich, Wilma Pimenta, Jobbin John, Kathy Smith, Paul Burton, Martina Serrao, Pam Bibby, Margie Fernando, Honerine Rosario, Hilda D’souza and all who are ill in our Parish.

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR AUGUST
CORONAVIRUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which made us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace. Be with doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Be with leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Lord Jesus Christ, heal us.


Entrance Antiphon
O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me! You are my rescuer, my help; O Lord, do not delay.

1st Reading (Is 55:1-3)
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
Thus says the Lord: Oh, come to the water all you who are thirsty; though you have no money, come! Buy corn without money, and eat, and, at no cost, wine and milk. Why spend money on what is not bread, your wages on what fails to satisfy? Listen, listen to me and you will have good things to eat and rich food to enjoy. Pay attention, come to me; listen, and your soul will live. With you I will make an everlasting covenant out of the favours promised to David.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The hand of the Lord feeds us, he answers all our needs.

2nd Reading (Rom 8:35,37-39)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans
Nothing can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried, or being persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being threatened or even attacked. These are the trials through which we triumph, by the power of him who loved us. For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor any created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! No one lives on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mt 14 :13-21)
When Jesus received the news of John the Baptist’s death he withdrew by boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves. But the people heard of this and, leaving the towns, went after him on foot. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them and healed their sick. When evening came, the disciples went to him and said, ‘This is a lonely place, and the time has slipped by; so send the people away, and they can go to the villages to buy themselves some food.’ Jesus replied, ‘There is no need for them to go: give them something to eat yourselves.’ But they answered, ‘All we have with us is five loaves and two fish.’ ‘Bring them here to me,’ he said. He gave orders that the people were to sit down on the grass; then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eyes to heaven and said the blessing. And breaking the loaves he handed them to his disciples who gave them to the crowds. They all ate as much as they wanted, and they collected the scraps remaining, twelve baskets full. Those who ate numbered about five thousand men, to say nothing of women and children.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
You have given us, O Lord, bread from heaven, endowed with all delights and sweetness in every taste.

Next Week’s Readings
1Kg 19:9, 11-13;   Rom 9:1-5;   Mt 14:22-33

Feasts of the week
Mon, 3 Aug - St. Dominic
Tue, 4 Aug - St. John Vianney
Thu, 6 Aug - Transfiguration of the Lord
Sat, 8 Aug - St. Mary of the Cross


PARISH NEWS

THE FEEDING OF THE FIVE THOUSAND
(A reflection by Dcn. Charles English)

Today’s very well known miracle of the multiplication of the two fish and five barley loaves and the feeding of the crowd of 5,000, is the only miracle that is recorded in all four gospels. This is because the link between this miracle, to the Eucharist is obvious. We see immediately that the verbs used to describe this miracle that Jesus performed with the bread are repeated at every Mass.

Jesus ‘taking the fives loaves and two fish raised His eyes to Heaven, said the blessing and breaking the loaves He handed them to His disciples who gave them to the crowds. They all ate as much as they wanted …’.

Let us look again at these verbs; ‘raised His eyes, blessed, broke, gave, eat’. At every Mass, the priest at the consecration as he holds the bread in his hands, repeats the words of Jesus at the Last Supper: ‘On the day before He was to suffer, He took bread in His holy and venerable hands, and with His eyes raised to Heaven, giving thanks, He said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his disciples saying: Take this all of you and eat it, for this is My Body…..’. These words of Jesus at the Last Supper, also remind us of the words of Jesus at the feeding of the 5,000. This miracle seems to prefigure the Last Supper and the institution of the Holy Eucharist.

We Catholics are so privileged, so blessed to have the Real Presence of Our Lord Jesus, at every Mass; Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the form of bread and wine. We should all stand in awe at this great gift that Jesus gave to us.

Another aspect of this miracle is, in the face of limitations, Jesus intervenes and works the miracle, satisfying the hunger of all the people who follow Him. The gift of the bread is not only sufficient to satisfy the crowd, but it is so superabundant that it becomes necessary to gather what is left over. Jesus feeding the crowd is ‘a sign’ that He is indeed the Messiah, and that He prepares a banquet of joy for all humanity. ‘The Eternal Banquet in Heaven whose host is the Bridegroom, Our Lord Jesus’.  The disciples learn from Jesus. Our Lord gives them the bread and fish to distribute. This gesture contains a real fact that is projected into the future. At our daily Eucharistic celebration, the priest distributes the bread, Holy Communion, to us the crowd. This great miracle took place at the most unlikely moment, at the end of the day; when it was almost time to return home. Jesus asked His disciples and the crowd to trust Him, to ‘sit down’ on the grass as if they were not in any hurry. Those who trusted Our Lord Jesus got much more than they needed.

If we look back over our lives, we will see moments when we experienced God’s abundant generosity.

During this time of the pandemic, when there is so much uncertainty and stress, we ask Our Blessed Lord to help us  ‘sit down’ and wait on His goodness, in this moment of crisis. We need to trust in Jesus and remember His words and His promises. ‘Feed my lambs, feed my sheep’.

LIVE STREAMING OF DAILY MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church will live stream daily Mass through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am.
Sunday 10:30am Mass will also be available on YouTube link as follows https://youtu.be/OmIfBi0prZQ

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot, at this moment, receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
Our church is now closed as per Government regulations. Please note that the Sunday Obligation will not apply during this time of suspension.

  • During this lockdown period, the Parish office will be open on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • See our note on live streaming of daily Masses from our church in a separate note in this bulletin.
  • To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the
    Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au
    Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
    Weekly Bulletin – kindly send your email address to stpeters@westnet.com.au to have a copy of our bulletin emailed to you every Friday.

THANKSGIVING CONTRIBUTIONS
If you would like to continue your contributions to support the parish during this time of church closure, the following options are available:

  • Drop off your Thanksgiving envelope at the Parish office during office hours Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • Thanksgiving donations can be made directly to our Church Bank Account. Details as follows:
    Account Name: St Peter Apostle Parish Church Account
    BSB: 083-347 Account No: 637286747
    Please use your Thanksgiving Envelope Number and your name for reference purposes (eg.TG123 - Tom Smith)
  • Parishioners can also make payments online if you wish to do so, either by going to the link Online Thanksgiving Payments CDF Pay  OR by going to the link on our website (under the Support your Parish tab) Please add your Thanksgiving Envelope number if you have one. You also have the option to choose which collection you would like the offering to go to, i.e. first collection (Parish) or second collection (Presbytery).

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
If you have not already collected your Thanksgiving envelopes or letters for the new financial year, they are available for collection from the Church office (Tue/Thu/Fri, 9:00am to 3:30pm). New envelopes started from the weekend of 4/5 July 2020. Please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 if you have any queries regarding Thanksgiving Envelopes, Direct Debits or anything in relation to Thanksgiving contributions.

CHILDRENS LITURGY ON ZOOM
The online Children's Liturgy for children aged 5 to 8 years which was scheduled to begin this Sunday on ZOOM has been postponed pending completion of e-safety requirements and documentation.  We will advise you of the new start date as soon as it is available.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP RECOMMENCES SUNDAY 2 AUGUST FROM 7:00PM Joint parishes of St Peters & St James are excited to announce that the HSI School of Discipleship will recommence over the ZOOM platform from Sunday 2 August 2020 from 7 PM. The session consists of prayer, song, video talk, discussion, sharing and blessing. This week the session is on PRAYER. Newcomers welcome. ZOOM Meeting Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84390845271
Meeting ID 843 9084 5271. No password required.

ZOOM INVITATIONS FROM:

ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY - KNK
Saturdays at 3:00pm – Divine Mercy & Praise & Worship
Sundays at 7:00pm – Rosary & Praise & Worship
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7414862105?pwd=NlVwaXUyS3hVSlFzZ0pNOG1MT29Ldz09
Meeting ID: 741 486 2105          Password: 023368

BIBLE STUDY MINISTRY
Every week on a Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9689427525?pwd=akpXUHFPQTJRazRxZVZaOVVhZlM4QT09
Meeting ID: 9689427525     Password: 2Vp4ef

CATHOLICCARE APPEAL, SUNDAY 9 AUGUST 2020
Next weekend is the CatholicCare Sunday Appeal. CatholicCare delivers family and relationship counselling, refugee and settlement support, education and school programs, and pastoral services. Donations from our parish community will help care for the most vulnerable families in our community. Please donate to CatholicCare Sunday Appeal. Your support and generosity will help break barriers to social inclusion and strengthen families and communities to live life to the full. You can donate online at www.ccam.org.au/SundayAppeal or call (03) 9287 5513. All gifts of $2 and above are tax deductible

MARIAN COLLEGE are offering:
Online Year 7 2022 INFORMATION NIGHT on 12 August from 7 to 8:00pm. Applications now open. Close 9 Oct.
Online TALK & TOURS from 4 August. For bookings call 9363 1711 or visit www.mariansw.catholic.edu.au

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Philomena Jennings, Joe Trindade, Ronald Shegog, Rudolf Perez, Jawahar Fernando, Agnes D'Cunha, Carlo Lucarelli and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Brian Rego, Umberto Princi, Kathleen Bool, Harold & Evelyn Lazaro, Darrin Deniese, Shirley McCurley, Paolina Aparo and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Adrian Tully, Bill Fairney, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Denis Webber, Monique Hoaster, Wilfredo Villareal, Rolando Navarro, Avis Fernandes, Francis Goonting, Anne Deluca, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Anthony Hanford, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Carmelina Costanzo, Bryan Dalton, Pat Borcich, Antony, Alki Christopoulos, Charlotte Mary, Frank Forbes, Baby Lucy Rodriguerz, Carmela Saragoza, Baillie Millar, Teresita Grisancich, Wilma Pimenta, Jobbin John, Kathy Smith, Paul Burton, Martina Serrao, Pam Bibby, Margie Fernando and all who are ill in our Parish.

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JULY
CORONAVIRUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which made us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace. Be with doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Be with leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Lord Jesus Christ, heal us.


Entrance Antiphon
God is in his holy place, God who unites those who dwell in his house; he himself gives might and strength to his people.

1st Reading (1 Kg 3:5,7-12)
The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream and said, ‘Ask what you would like me to give you.’ Solomon replied, ‘O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in succession to David my father. But I am a very young man, unskilled in leadership. Your servant finds himself in the midst of this people of yours that you have chosen, a people so many its numbers cannot be counted or reckoned. Give your servant a heart to understand how to discern between good and evil, for who could govern this people of yours that is so great?’ It pleased the Lord that Solomon should have asked for this. ‘Since you have asked for this’ the Lord said ‘and not asked for long life for yourself or riches or the lives of your enemies, but have asked for a discerning judgement for yourself, here and now I do what you ask. I give you a heart wise and shrewd as none before you has had and none will have after you.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Lord, I love your commands.

2nd Reading (Rom 8:28-30)
We know that by turning everything to their good, God co-operates with all those who love him, with all those he has called according to his purpose. They are the ones he chose specially long ago and intended to become true images of his Son, so that his Son might be the eldest of many brothers. He called those he intended for this; those he called he justified, and with those he justified he shared his glory.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mt 13:44-52)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
Jesus said to the crowds, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which someone has found; he hides it again, goes off happy, sells everything he owns and buys the field. ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; when he finds one of great value he goes and sells everything he owns and buys it. ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea that brings in a haul of all kinds. When it is full, the fishermen haul it ashore; then, sitting down, they collect the good ones in a basket and throw away those that are no use. This is how it will be at the end of time: the angels will appear and separate the wicked from the just to throw them into the blazing furnace where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. ‘Have you understood all this?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ And he said to them, ‘Well then, every scribe who becomes a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out from his storeroom things both new and old.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits.

Next Week’s Readings
Is 55:1-3;   Rom 8:35, 37-39;   Mt 14:13-21

Feasts of the week
Wed, 29 July - St. Martha
Fri, 31 July - St. Ignatius of Loyola
Sat, 1 Aug - St. Alphonsus Liguori


PARISH NEWS

17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A
(A reflection by Fr. Vincent John CMI)

In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of sacrifices made to gain the best treasure. Jesus Christ compared the Kingdom of God to a rare pearl or a priceless treasure. In other words, the Kingdom of God is worth everything we have. Those who find it are truly fortunate. One thing the treasure seeker and the pearl merchant had in common was their total sacrifice and commitment to a dream. They were willing to sacrifice everything for a goal they had set for themselves.

The first reading from the first book of Kings, says that King Solomon preferred to do good for his subjects. He asked for an understanding heart, to judge God’s people and to distinguish right from wrong, not for personal wealth, long life, or victories over his enemies. He sacrificed everything to rule his subjects. God was pleased with his choice and gave him everything he requested.

All Christians are called on, to imitate these wise men in order to gain eternal life. It doesn’t mean abandoning the earthly possessions, but makes it a means to gain the Kingdom of God. Heaven is within the reach of all who follow the ordinary vocations of life and partake in this world’s joys and pleasures within the framework of God’s commandments.

The important thing is to never lose sight of the goal toward which we are moving. The treasure was in the field, the pearl was in the market. They made it their own, using their resources and wisdom with true discernment. The Kingdom of God is something that we make a part of our lives. The man who found the treasure was lucky, but the treasure wasn’t legally and fully his until he sacrificed his possessions in order to buy the field. The man who wanted the pearl had to do the same. The Kingdom of heaven doesn’t come automatically. We need to discern between the hidden value of eternal life, while our sacrifice and commitment pave the path to reach this goal. We need to recognise the value of the Kingdom of God over earthly possessions and pleasures. Our choice in this life will be the norm of sorting out at the last moment of eternal life and death. Our faith, commitment and sacrifice for the sake of the Kingdom of God, accompany our eternal life. Let us long for and live for eternal life.
May God Bless you all.

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot, at this moment, receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.

LIVE STREAMING OF DAILY MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church will live stream daily Mass through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am.
Sunday 10:30am Mass will also be available on YouTube link as follows https://youtu.be/VB6HQkfeDR8

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
Our church is now closed as per Government regulations. Please note that the Sunday Obligation will not apply during this time of suspension.

  • During this lockdown period, the Parish office will be open on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • See our note on live streaming of daily Masses from our church in a separate note in this bulletin.
  • To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au
    Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
    Weekly Bulletin – kindly send your email address to stpeters@westnet.com.au to have a copy of our bulletin emailed to you every Friday.

THANKSGIVING CONTRIBUTIONS
If you would like to continue your contributions to support the parish during this time of church closure, the following options are available:

  • Drop off your Thanksgiving envelope at the Parish office during office hours Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • Thanksgiving donations can be made directly to our Church Bank Account. Details as follows:
    Account Name: St Peter Apostle Parish Church Account
    BSB: 083-347 Account No: 637286747
    Please use your Thanksgiving Envelope Number and your name for reference purposes (eg.TG123 - Tom Smith)
  • Parishioners can also make payments online if you wish to do so, either by going to the link Online Thanksgiving Payments CDF Pay  OR by going to the link on our website (under the Support your Parish tab) Please add your Thanksgiving Envelope number if you have one. You also have the option to choose which collection you would like the offering to go to, i.e. first collection (Parish) or second collection (Presbytery).

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
If you have not already collected your Thanksgiving envelopes or letters for the new financial year, they are available for collection from the Church office (Tue/Thu/Fri, 9:00am to 3:30pm). New envelopes started from the weekend of 4/5 July 2020. Please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 if you have any queries regarding Thanksgiving Envelopes, Direct Debits or anything in relation to Thanksgiving contributions.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY ON ZOOM
Children's Ministry will now be held online via Zoom for children aged 5 to 8 years. We invite parents to encourage your children to join in to receive God's Word and continue to grow in their faith. Sessions will be held on Sundays at 10.30am from 2nd August and will be led by the St. Peters Young Adults. Our parish will ensure that child e-safety is maintained as we follow the child safety guidelines recommended by the Archdiocese of Melbourne. To join the Zoom session go to the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87872684221
Meeting ID: 8787 268 4221 For further details please contact the parish office at hopperscrossing@cam.org.au

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP FAITH SHARING SESSIONS
Faith Sharing Sessions conducted by the HSI School of Discipleship ONLINE every Sunday from 7:00pm – 8:00pm consisting of Talks and discussions on various topics. This Sunday’s topic is DISCIPLESHIP. Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84390845271
ID: 843 9084 5271. No password required.
Anyone ages 18+ Welcome.

ZOOM INVITATIONS FROM:

ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY -KNK
Saturdays at 3:00pm – Divine Mercy & Praise & Worship
Sundays at 7:00pm – Rosary & Praise & Worship
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7414862105?pwd=NlVwaXUyS3hVSlFzZ0pNOG1MT29Ldz09
Meeting ID: 741 486 2105          Password: 023368

BIBLE STUDY MINISTRY
Every week on a Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
Focus on Gospel of John, Chapter 9
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9689427525?pwd=akpXUHFPQTJRazRxZVZaOVVhZlM4QT09
Meeting ID: 9689427525     Password: 2Vp4ef

ALL SHALL BE WELL (Retreat in Everyday Life)
Heart of Life Melbourne is offering a at-home retreat via ZOOM over 5 weeks starting Monday 3 Aug at 1:15pm, concluding Monday, 31 Aug at 1:45pm.The retreat provides an opportunity to spend some time daily in prayerful reflection pondering on your experience of the day and to be accompanied by a prayer-companion once a week, at a mutually suitable time. A weekly reflection sheet will be made available to you. If interested apply before 27 July to 9890 1101, or info@heartoflife.melbourne  (Limited participants). If you are unfamiliar with ZOOM, other options may be available. Small donation appreciated.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Helga Jacob, Lucy An, Samira Rizkallah, Grace Mangiardi and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Vera Fernandez, Elaine Smith, Joseph O’Connor, John Gonzalez, Edwin D'Souza, Lucia Baltero, Simeon Arce Snr, Ruth Bigcas, Amador Bigcas, Raymond David, Rolando Sanchez, Quirico Battad Jnr and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Adrian Tully, Bill Fairney, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Denis Webber, Monique Hoaster, Wilfredo Villareal, Rolando Navarro, Avis Fernandes, Francis Goonting, Anne Deluca, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Anthony Hanford, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Carmelina Costanzo, Bryan Dalton, Pat Borcich, Antony, Alki Christopoulos, Charlotte Mary, Frank Forbes, Baby Lucy Rodriguerz, Carmela Saragoza, Baillie Millar, Teresita Grisancich, Wilma Pimenta, Jobbin John, Philomena Jenning, Kathy Smith, Paul Burton, Martina Serrao and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

 


DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JULY
CORONAVIRUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which made us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace. Be with doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Be with leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Lord Jesus Christ, heal us.


Entrance Antiphon
See, I have God for my help. The Lord sustains my soul. I will sacrifice to you with willing heart, and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.

1st Reading (Wis 12:13,16-19)
There is no god, other than you, who cares for everything, to whom you might have to prove that you never judged unjustly; Your justice has its source in strength, your sovereignty over all makes you lenient to all. You show your strength when your sovereign power is questioned and you expose the insolence of those who know it; but, disposing of such strength, you are mild in judgement, you govern us with great lenience, for you have only to will, and your power is there. By acting thus you have taught a lesson to your people how the virtuous man must be kindly to his fellow men, and you have given your sons the good hope that after sin you will grant repentance.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Lord, you are good and forgiving.

2nd Reading (Rom 8 :26-27)
The Spirit comes to help us in our weakness. For when we cannot choose words in order to pray properly, the Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words, and God who knows everything in our hearts knows perfectly well what he means, and that the pleas of the saints expressed by the Spirit are according to the mind of God.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mt 13 :24-43)
Jesus put a parable before the crowds: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off. When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, the darnel appeared as well. The owner’s servants went to him and said, “Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel come from?” “Some enemy has done this” he answered. And the servants said, “Do you want us to go and weed it out?” But he said, “No, because when you weed out the darnel you might pull up the wheat with it. Let them both grow till the harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn.”’ He put another parable before them: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest shrub of all and becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and shelter in its branches.’ He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’ In all this Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables; indeed, he would never speak to them except in parables. This was to fulfil the prophecy: I will speak to you in parables and expound things hidden since the foundation of the world. Then, leaving the crowds, he went to the house; and his disciples came to him and said, ‘Explain the parable about the darnel in the field to us.’ He said in reply, ‘The sower of the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world; the good seed is the subjects of the kingdom; the darnel, the subjects of the evil one; the enemy who sowed them, the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels. Well then, just as the darnel is gathered up and burnt in the fire, so it will be at the end of time. The Son of Man will send his angels and they will gather out of his kingdom all things that provoke offences and all who do evil, and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. Then the virtuous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Listen, anyone who has ears!’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The Lord, the gracious, the merciful, has made a memorial of his wonders; he gives food to those who fear him.

Next Week’s Readings
1 Kg 3:5, 7-12;   Rom 8:28-30;   Mt. 13:44-52

Feasts of the week
Wed, 22 July - St. Mary Magdalene
Sat, 25 July - St. James


PARISH NEWS

THE PARABLE OF THE WHEAT AND THE WEEDS
(A reflection by Dcn. Charles English)

As followers of Our Lord Jesus, what do we do with the problem of evil? Today’s Gospel about the wheat and the weeds, suggests to us that we should deal with evil, as God deals with evil. That is, with patience and
forbearance but always trying to speak the truth when the opportunity arises.

The first character in the parable, the sower, is Jesus, the Son of Man. He is the one who sows and is responsible for the seed defined as ‘good’. The ‘good seed’ are us, who try to follow Our Lord Jesus and His teachings. All good things come from God. All blessings come from the grace of God. The field is the world.

The second character in the parable, the enemy, is the devil and he comes at night to sow darnel, which is a weed. Darnel resembles wheat and it is very difficult to distinguish darnel from wheat, until both have grown. The darnel are those who follow the evil one, the devil.

The third characters in the parable are the servants, they represent us too, the people of God, people who do their best to try to serve God. The servant’s desire in the cause of good, to remove the weeds, moves them to propose a hasty and reckless plan. In trying to tear out the darnel the wheat could be damaged. The servants listen to their Master’s instructions to leave the weeds until harvest time, when the weeds will be gathered and bound in bundles to be burned.

The owner of the field, the Master, remains calm and in control, he is not surprised that his enemy came at night and sowed weeds amongst the wheat. In the world, there is both good and evil and they are not separated. They are destined to grow together until the end of time.

It is very clear that Jesus takes seriously the consequences of sin, in speaking of fire and a blazing furnace: ‘Just as the darnel is gathered up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of time. The Son of Man will send His angels and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that provoke offences and all who do evil, and throw them into the blazing furnace’.

Hell is a very real thing. Our Lord Jesus talks about hell many, many times in the Gospels. It is not to be dismissed lightly or thought to be non-existent, which would be a terrible mistake. We find this teaching in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: ‘To die in mortal sin, without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love means remaining separated from God forever, by our own free will choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed, is called Hell”. Good and bad, like the wheat and the weeds, in today’s Gospel passage, will always coexist until the end of time. Good and evil will always be found together among persons and in institutions. We Catholics await the blessed hope, when God’s angels will separate weeds from wheat at the second coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ, at the end of time.

Meanwhile, we pray for the gift of discernment, the proper use of our free will so that we may one day gather again in the safety of God’s barn, and be counted among ‘the virtuous ones who will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Listen, anyone who has ears!’

LIVE STREAMING OF DAILY MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church will live stream daily Mass through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am.
Sunday 10:30am Mass will also be available on YouTube link as follows https://youtu.be/4fR5RcEf3UI.

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot, at this moment, receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
Our church is now closed as per Government regulations. Please note that the Sunday Obligation will not apply during this time of suspension.

  • During this lockdown period, the Parish office will be open on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • See our note on live streaming of daily Masses from our church in a separate note in this bulletin.
  • To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au
    Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
    Weekly Bulletin – kindly send your email address to stpeters@westnet.com.au to have a copy of our bulletin emailed to you every Friday.

THANKSGIVING CONTRIBUTIONS
If you would like to continue your contributions to support the parish during this time of church closure, the following options are available:

  • Drop off your Thanksgiving envelope at the Parish office during office hours Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • Thanksgiving donations can be made directly to our Church Bank Account. Details as follows:
    Account Name: St Peter Apostle Parish Church Account
    BSB: 083-347 Account No: 637286747
    Please use your Thanksgiving Envelope Number and your name for reference purposes (eg.TG123 - Tom Smith)
  • Parishioners can also make payments online if you wish to do so, either by going to the link Online Thanksgiving Payments CDF Pay  OR by going to the link on our website (under the Support your Parish tab) Please add your Thanksgiving Envelope number if you have one. You also have the option to choose which collection you would like the offering to go to, i.e. first collection (Parish) or second collection (Presbytery).

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
If you have not already collected your Thanksgiving envelopes or letters for the new financial year, they are available for collection from the Church office (Tue/Thu/Fri, 9:00am to 3:30pm). New envelopes started from the weekend of 4/5 July 2020. Please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 if you have any queries regarding Thanksgiving Envelopes, Direct Debits or anything in relation to Thanksgiving contributions.

ZOOM INVITATIONS FROM:
ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY -KNK
Saturdays at 3:00pm – Divine Mercy & Praise & Worship
Sundays at 7:00pm – Rosary & Praise & Worship
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7414862105?pwd=NlVwaXUyS3hVSlFzZ0pNOG1MT29Ldz09
Meeting ID: 741 486 2105          Password: 023368

BIBLE STUDY MINISTRY
Every week on a Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9689427525?pwd=akpXUHFPQTJRazRxZVZaOVVhZlM4QT09
Meeting ID: 9689427525     Password: 2Vp4ef

ALL SHALL BE WELL (Retreat in Everyday Life)
Heart of Life Melbourne is offering a at-home retreat via ZOOM over 5 weeks starting Monday 3 Aug at 1:15pm, concluding Monday, 31 Aug at 1:45pm.The retreat provides an opportunity to spend some time daily in prayerful reflection pondering on your experience of the day and to be accompanied by a prayer-companion once a week, at a mutually suitable time. A weekly reflection sheet will be made available to you. If interested apply before 27 July to 9890 1101, or info@heartoflife.melbourne  (Limited participants). If you are unfamiliar with ZOOM, other options may be available. Small donation appreciated.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rose Farrugia, Mariyakutty George, Baby Pereira, Charles Vassallo, Alphonsus De Roza, Mariquita Concepcion, Emmanuel Viktor Cea, Paula Money and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Vera Fernandez, Hugo Chetcuti, Paul Spiteri and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Adrian Tully, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Denis Webber, Monique Hoaster, Wilfredo Villareal, Rolando Navarro, Avis Fernandes, Francis Goonting, Anne Deluca, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Anthony Hanford, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Helga Jacob, Carmelina Costanzo, Bryan Dalton, Pat Borcich, Antony, Alki Christopoulos, Bill Fairney, Charlotte Mary, Frank Forbes, Baby Lucy Rodriguerz, Carmela Saragoza, Nicolas Caruana, Baillie Millar, Teresita Grisancich, Wilma Pimenta, Jobbin John, Philomena Rita Jenning and all who are ill in our Parish.

     

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JULY
CORONAVIRUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which made us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace. Be with doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Be with leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Lord Jesus Christ, heal us.


Entrance Antiphon
As for me, in justice I shall behold your face; I shall be filled with the vision of your glory.

1st Reading (Is 55:10-11)
Thus says the Lord: ‘As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for the eating, so the word that goes from my mouth does not return to me empty, without carrying out my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.’
The Word of the Lord.

2nd Reading (Rom 8:18-23)
I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower; all who come to him will live for ever. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mt 13:1-23)
Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the beach, and he told them many things in parables. He said, ‘Imagine a sower going out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up straight away, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Listen, anyone who has ears!’ Then the disciples went up to him and asked, ‘Why do you talk to them in parables?’ ‘Because’ he replied, ‘the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven are revealed to you, but they are not revealed to them. For anyone who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough; but from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. The reason I talk to them in parables is that they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding. So in their case this prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled: You will listen and listen again, but not understand, see and see again, but not perceive. For the heart of this nation has grown coarse, their ears are dull of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, for fear they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and be converted and be healed by me. ‘But happy are your eyes because they see, your ears because they hear! I tell you solemnly, many prophets and holy men longed to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it. ‘You, therefore, are to hear the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom without understanding, the evil one comes and carries off what was sown in his heart: this is the man who received the seed on the edge of the path. The one who received it on patches of rock is the man who hears the word and welcomes it at once with joy. But he has no root in him, he does not last; let some trial come, or some persecution on account of the word, and he falls away at once. The one who received the seed in thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this world and the lure of riches choke the word and so he produces nothing. And the one who received the seed in rich soil is the man who hears the word and understands it; he is the one who yields a harvest and produces now a hundredfold, now sixty, now thirty.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for her young: by your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are they who dwell in your house, for ever singing your praise.

Next week’s Readings
Wis 12:13, 16-19;   Rom 8:26-27;   Mt 13:24-43

Feasts of the Week
Wed, 15 July - St. Bonaventure


PARISH NEWS

15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
(A reflection by Fr. Vincent John CMI)

Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seed is a parable revered for centuries and especially loved by the Church because the question the disciples and we ask is, “If God’s Word is a word of life and salvation and power, a word that can heal, rescue and revive, then why is it getting such a mixed response? Why aren’t all people embracing and absorbing the Word of God?”

God speaks his word to us in many ways. Jesus compared the word of God to a seed, a seed which can make our lives fruitful.  However, if a seed is to produce a harvest, it must be planted in good soil. What kind of soil do we offer God’s word? In this parable two things are important. Seed and Soil. Seed is the word of God and soil is our heart. How many words were spoken to us when we were young? How many seeds were dropped into the soil of our minds and hearts during the spring time of our lives? Those words came from our parents and from many others. We heard words of greetings and welcome, words of encouragement and affirmation, words of advice and guidance, words of comfort and consolation.

At the time we may not have appreciated those words, but we needed to hear them. Only God knows how many of those words took root in our lives. But one thing is clear: our lives would be immeasurably poorer without the sowing of all those words. As adults we still need the sowing of the word. Pity those people who hear nothing but words of criticism and blame. But happy those who hear words of encouragement, love and peace.

But human words, no matter how necessary, will never fully nourish us. We need the word of God. The word of God gives us guidance in times of doubt, reassurance in times of difficulty, comfort in times of sorrow, correction in times of foolishness, challenge in times of laziness and sloth, warning in times of danger, hope in times of despair.

God’s word is never a negative word. It is a word spoken in love. Just as food nourishes the body, so the word of God nourishes the mind, the heart and the spirit. Seeds of God’s kingdom have been abundantly sown everywhere in the world. Despite all violence and despair that threaten us, we can live in hope. God’s kingdom has already come, will continue to grow and will ultimately triumph. The parables of Jesus will enlighten us if we approach them with an open mind and heart, ready to let them challenge us. God’s word can only take root in a receptive heart that is ready to believe and willing to submit with trust and obedience.

May God Bless you all and keep you safe during this difficult time.

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot, at this moment, receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.

LIVE STREAMING OF DAILY MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church will live stream daily Mass through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am.
Sunday 10:30am Mass will also be available on YouTube link as follows https://youtu.be/2qSyBRWJJmc

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
Our church is now closed as per Government regulations which came into effect at 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020. Please note that the Sunday Obligation will not apply during this time of suspension.

  • During this lockdown period, the Parish office will be open on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • See our note on live streaming of daily Masses from our church in a separate note in this bulletin.
  • To keep yourself updated with Parish news,
    visit the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au
    Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
    Weekly Bulletin – kindly send your email address to stpeters@westnet.com.au to have a copy of our bulletin emailed to you every Friday.

THANKSGIVING CONTRIBUTIONS
If you would like to continue your contributions to support the parish during this time of church closure, the following options are available:

  • Drop off your Thanksgiving envelope at the Parish office during office hours Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • Thanksgiving donations can be made directly to our Church Bank Account. Details as follows:
    Account Name: St Peter Apostle Parish Church Account
    BSB: 083-347 Account No: 637286747
    Please use your Thanksgiving Envelope Number and your name for reference purposes (eg.TG123 - Tom Smith)
  • Parishioners can also make payments online if you wish to do so, either by going to the link Online Thanksgiving Payments CDF Pay  OR by going to the link on our website (under the Support your Parish tab) Please add your Thanksgiving Envelope number if you have one. You also have the option to choose which collection you would like the offering to go to, i.e. first collection (Parish) or second collection (Presbytery).

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Special thanks to Kitty Stuttard
for delivering the bulk of the envelopes. If you have not already collected your Thanksgiving envelopes or letters for the new financial year, they are available for collection from the Church office (Tue/Thu/Fri from 9:00am to 3:30pm). New envelopes started from the weekend of 4/5 July 2020.

Please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 if you have any queries regarding Thanksgiving Envelopes, Direct Debits or anything in relation to Thanksgiving contributions.

ZOOM INVITATIONS FROM:
ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY -KNK
Saturdays at 3:00pm – Divine Mercy & Praise & Worship
Sundays at 7:00pm – Rosary & Praise & Worship
Use below link & Meeting ID both days:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7414862105?pwd=NlVwaXUyS3hVSlFzZ0pNOG1MT29Ldz09
Meeting ID: 741 486 2105          Password: 023368

BIBLE STUDY MINISTRY
Every week on a Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
Use below link & Meeting ID
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9689427525?pwd=akpXUHFPQTJRazRxZVZaOVVhZlM4QT09
Meeting ID: 9689427525     Password: 2Vp4ef
For further details contact Clive Gonsalves at gonsalvesclive@hotmail.com or Francis Thomas at francisthomas@hotmail.com.

'EMOTIONS AS GUARDIANS OF OUR SOUL' - REFLECTION EVENT VIA ZOOM
Saturday 18 July 2020, 10am-1pm. Facilitated by Rev Dr Peter Bentley, this event offers participants the opportunity to explore which emotions are inviting us to pay attention to our authentic self. Focussing on some core emotions that regularly arise in everyday life and see how they contribute to alerting us to key areas of transformation. Cost $25. Bookings and payment via Trybooking at https://www.trybooking.com/BKJOS. More information at holsc@bigpond.com or tel 9890 1101.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rose Farrugia, Betty McCluskey, Vittorio Di Pietro, Aliyamma Jacob Veruvisseril, Eliza Tauro and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray Frank Johnson, John Eddison, Bernard Moynahan, Clarrie Dalton, Veera Bayer, Owen Carroll, Carmen Portelli, Alma Simangan, Eric Deniese, Norah Pritchard, John Serrao, Gerard Prescott, Iluminada Alinea, Pedro Sotelo and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Adrian Tully, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Denis Webber, Monique Hoaster, Alphonsus De Roza, Wilfredo Villareal, Rolando Navarro, Avis Fernandes, Francis Goonting, Fr Jolly Alavelil CMI, Anne Deluca, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Anthony Hanford, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Helga Jacob, Carmelina Costanzo, Bryan Dalton, Pat Borcich, Antony, Alki Christopoulos, Bill Fairney, Charlotte Mary, Frank Forbes, Baby Lucy Rodriguerz, Carmela Saragoza, Nicolas Caruana, Baillie Millar, Teresita Grisancich, Wilma Pimenta and all who are ill in our Parish.


DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JULY
CORONAVIRUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which made us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace. Be with doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Be with leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Lord Jesus Christ, heal us.


Entrance Antiphon
Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple. Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with saving justice.

1st Reading (Zech 9:9-10)
A reading from the prophet Zechariah.
The Lord says this: Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion! Shout with gladness, daughter of Jerusalem! See now, your king comes to you; he is victorious, he is triumphant, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. He will banish chariots from Ephraim and horses from Jerusalem; the bow of war will be banished. He will proclaim peace for the nations. His empire shall stretch from sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the earth.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

2nd Reading (Rom 8:9.11-13)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans.
Your interests are not in the unspiritual, but in the spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his home in you. In fact, unless you possessed the Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him, and if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you. So then, my brothers, there is no necessity for us to obey our unspiritual selves or to live unspiritual lives. If you do live in that way, you are doomed to die; but if by the Spirit you put an end to the misdeeds of the body you will live.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mt 11:25-30)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
Jesus exclaimed, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. ‘Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed the man who seeks refuge in him.

Next Week's Readings
Is 55:10-11;   Rom 8:18-23;   Mt 13:1-23

Feasts of the Week
Saturday 11 July - St. Benedict


PARISH NEWS

‘YES, MY YOKE IS EASY AND MY BURDEN LIGHT’
(A reflection by Dcn. Charles English)

Today’s Gospel, from St. Matthew features one of the most remarkable scenes in the entire Gospel. The disciples are given access to a moment of great intimacy between Jesus the Son, and God the Father. We ‘overhear’ a joyful and spontaneous exclamation that Jesus makes directly to the Father, rejoicing that He has communicated to mere children, that’s His disciples, some sense of the knowledge of God the Father

This privileged knowledge of God the Father, is not something that can be gained by reading, learning or studying; that is why the ‘learned and the clever’ have no claim upon this knowledge by their own efforts. They do not have a monopoly on such knowledge of God.

Knowledge of God is something that is revealed to us and is revealed to us through God’s grace. God reveals knowledge of Himself to those who are most capable of receiving it, mere children, and that’s us. We Catholics are believers in God, believers in the Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit and all this wonderful knowledge has been revealed to the Holy Catholic Church which is the Church founded on Earth by Jesus Christ. It is the Holy Catholic Church and only the Holy Catholic Church that contains the complete deposit of faith. The point about little children is that being so unlearned and meek, they have no hidden agenda and are open to belief. In this passage, Jesus is not condemning intellectual power, what He is condemning is intellectual pride!

Faith is a supernatural gift from God.
Our Lord, Jesus, comes back again and again to this image of the child, to communicate to us a sense of what our human relationship with God should be. ‘Come to Me all you who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest’. For the Jewish people religion was so often a thing of many burdens. It was a religion of endless rules. A man lived in a forest of regulations and must listen always to a voice which said, ‘Thou shalt not……’ These demands were a real burden.

In the Gospel passage today, we see that Jesus invites us to take His yoke upon our shoulders. The Jews used the phrase, ‘the yoke for entering into submission to’. They spoke of the yoke of the commandments, the yoke of the kingdom, the yoke of the law. Jesus teaches His disciples, that’s us, something entirely different. Jesus says; ‘My yoke is easy and My burden is light’.

As a carpenter, Jesus must have cut many yokes for the farmers, so that they could get two oxen to pull a plough. The yoke was a wooden cross-beam that joined the two animals at the neck, and that cross-beam dragged the farm implement. In today’s Gospel, Jesus is telling us that the yoke He cuts for us does not cause discomfort, but brings to us comfort and consolation, for His yoke is easy and light. Jesus’ yoke is not just an exterior observance, as the Old Testament law was. Jesus teaches us that an interior spirit, a personal relationship with God is most important. The burden of partaking in Jesus’ mission here on Earth is light; and His yoke becomes easy by us joining ourselves with Him. Christ now bears the same yoke beside us, and He moderates His pace and power to our own strength.

Christ walks side by side with us as we shoulder our yoke and our burden.
All we need to do is to trust in Jesus, and His promises to us, for we are the privileged ‘mere children’, the believing and trusting disciples of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus the Christ.

This coming week, let us try and remember that it is only in Our Lord Jesus, that we truly find rest.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS AT 10:30AM THIS SUNDAY, 5TH JULY
Due to the limited number of people allowed to attend Mass, thanks to a member of our Young Adults Group, the 10:30am Mass from our church will be live streamed this Sunday through our Facebook Page link
https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

TOILET RENOVATION
Renovation to the Toilets in the Hall are currently being undertaken with an expected completion in three weeks.

UPDATED GUIDELINES
Following updated Guidelines, our Parish will operate as follows:

  • Church will be open with a LIMIT OF 20 PEOPLE permitted to attend Masses (as per information on first page).
  • For weekday Masses from Monday to Friday, parishioners will be admitted into the church on a first come first serve basis up to a limit of 20 people.
  • Bookings for weekend Masses (Saturday 9am & 6pm, Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am & 5pm) are to be done online via Trybooking.com using the following link
    https://www.trybooking.com/BKJBB (link will change every week).
  • Bookings for weekend Masses close at 2:00pm on Thursday prior to the weekend.
  • Please ensure when you book online via Trybooking that you receive a confirmation email. If you have not received your confirmation email, your booking is invalid.
  • When you attend the mass that you have booked in, you need not bring a printout of your ticket.
  • Due to the increased numbers allowed, parishioners may attend multiple masses during the week. We request you to be considerate and try and come once every couple of days so everyone has an equal opportunity of attending the weekday Masses.
  • With the increased demand for weekend masses, parishioners are requested to book a weekend mass once every two weekends. Please note that though the church is opened for masses, the dispensation for Sunday obligation still stands until further notice.

Please observe the following:

  • If you are unwell on your allocated day, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.
  • Due to limited spaces, no children under 5 years old.
  • 5m distance from other people must be observed at all times.
  • We request everyone to remain in their allocated seats during the duration of their stay in Church
  • Church will open 30 minutes before Mass.
  • Doors will be shut 5 minutes prior to start of Mass.
  • Parishioners must leave church immediately after Mass.
  • No collections will be taken, however baskets have been provided at the entrance for anyone wishing to place their donations/thanksgiving envelopes/prayer requests.
  • Holy Water Bottles can be collected, (1 per family) after Mass.
  • Communion will only be under the one species and in the hand only.
  • Bulletins will be available but must be taken home, not left in church.
  • Hand sanitiser is provided at the entry doors. All necessary cleaning precautions are being undertaken.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Bruce Marshall 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 he will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

CONGRATULATIONS MONSIGNOR GREGORY CHARLES BENNET on your appointment as the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Sale.  May God continue to bless you as you undertake this new appointment.

CONGRATULATIONS DCN. CHARLES ENGLISH on your recent retirement after 22 years in your current job. Fr. Vincent and the parish community wish you all God's Blessings as you enter into this new phase in your life. May God Bless you and your family.

CONGRATULATIONS TO FILOZ CHOIR as they celebrate 14 years of service to our parish. The choir has led the congregation with songs of praise every 1st Sunday and 3rd Sunday. The Filoz kids have also become active participants and play a significant part in enhancing the liturgy during mass.

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year are available for collection from the Church. These will be available even when you attend the weekday masses. Please start to use the new envelopes from this weekend, 4/5 July 2020.

THANKSGIVING CONTRIBUTIONS
Please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 if you have any queries regarding Thanksgiving Envelopes, Direct Debits or anything in relation to Thanksgiving Contributions.

ZOOM INVITATIONS FROM:

ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY - KNK
Saturdays at 3:00pm – Divine Mercy & Praise & Worship
Sundays at 7:00pm – Rosary & Praise & Worship
Use below link & Meeting ID both days:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7414862105?pwd=NlVwaXUyS3hVSlFzZ0pNOG1MT29Ldz09
Meeting ID: 741 486 2105          Password: 023368

BIBLE STUDY MINISTRY
Every week on a Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Use below link & Meeting ID
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9689427525?pwd=akpXUHFPQTJRazRxZVZaOVVhZlM4QT09
Meeting ID: 9689427525     Password: 2Vp4ef
Session on Monday 6 July will be led by Karen Fernandes
For further details contact Clive Gonsalves at
gonsalvesclive@hotmail.com or Francis Thomas at
francisthomas@hotmail.com.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Philomena Cleur, Aliyamma Jacob Veruvisseril, Betty McCluskey, Augusto Morales, Manuel Cataquian, Aloysius Rohan, Stella Magro, Barry O'Connor, Baby Pereira, Tonina Camilleri, Vittorio Di Pietro and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray Raymond & Elie Rego, Frank Johnson, Pacita Cruz, Yancy Murillo, Nomer Cabrera, Wensus Fernando, Rowena Ilagan, Mariam Thomas, Irma Smith, Carmelo Raveneschi, Norah Pritchard and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Adrian Tully, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Denis Webber, Monique Hoaster, Alphonsus De Roza, Wilfredo Villareal, Rolando Navarro, Avis Fernandes, Francis Goonting, Fr Jolly Alavelil CMI, Anne Deluca, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Anthony Hanford, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Helga Jacob, Carmelina Costanzo, Bryan Dalton, Pat Borcich, Antony, Alki Christopoulos, Bill Fairney, Charlotte Mary, Frank Forbes, Baby Lucy Rodriguerz, Carmela Saragoza, Nicolas Caruana and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

 

  

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JUNE
Prayer to St. Peter the Apostle

O Holy Apostle, because you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built his church; obtain for me I pray you, lively faith, firm hope and burning love; complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits, I may be made worthy to appear before the chief and eternal Shepherd of souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns for ever. Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
These are the ones who, living in the flesh, planted the Church with their blood; they drank the chalice of the Lord and became the friends of God.

1st Reading (Acts 12:1-11)
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
King Herod started persecuting certain members of the Church. He beheaded James the brother of John, and when he saw that this pleased the Jews he decided to arrest Peter as well. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread, and he put Peter in prison, assigning four squads of four soldiers each to guard him in turns. Herod meant to try Peter in public after the end of Passover week. All the time Peter was under guard the Church prayed to God for him unremittingly. On the night before Herod was to try him, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, fastened with double chains, while guards kept watch at the main entrance to the prison. Then suddenly the angel of the Lord stood there, and the cell was filled with light. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him. ‘Get up!’ he said ‘Hurry!’ – and the chains fell from his hands. The angel then said, ‘Put on your belt and sandals.’ After he had done this, the angel next said, ‘Wrap your cloak round you and follow me.’ Peter followed him, but had no idea that what the angel did was all happening in reality; he thought he was seeing a vision. They passed through two guard posts one after the other, and reached the iron gate leading to the city. This opened of its own accord; they went through it and had walked the whole length of one street when suddenly the angel left him. It was only then that Peter came to himself. ‘Now I know it is all true’ he said. ‘The Lord really did send his angel and has saved me from Herod and from all that the Jewish people were so certain would happen to me.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The Lord set me free from all my fears.

2nd Reading (2 Tim 4:6-8, 17-18)
A reading from the second letter of St. Paul to Timothy
My life is already being poured away as a libation, and the time has come for me to be gone. I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith; all there is to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that Day; and not only to me but to all those who have longed for his Appearing. The Lord stood by me and gave me power, so that through me the whole message might be proclaimed for all the pagans to hear; and so I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from all evil attempts on me, and bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
You are Peter, the rock on which I will build my Church; the gates of hell will not hold out against it. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mt 16:13-19)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he said ‘who do you say I am?’ Then Simon Peter spoke up, ‘You are the Christ,’ he said ‘the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a happy man! Because it was not flesh and blood that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church. And the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: whatever you bind on earth shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Peter said to Jesus: You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus replied: You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church.

Next week’s Readings
Zech 9:9-10;   Rom 8:9, 11-13;   Mt 11:25-30

Feasts of the week
Monday, 29 June - Sts. Peter & Paul, Apostles
Friday, 3 July - St. Thomas, Apostle


PARISH NEWS

STS. PETER & PAUL, APOSTLES, 2020
(A reflection by Fr. Vincent John CMI)

This Sunday, our Church celebrates the feast of two great saints, the two important pillars of the church, Saints Peter and Paul. They are the two apostles, who showed unity and diversity of opinions, attitudes and missionary zeal in the early church. Jesus called Peter at the beginning of His public ministry, while He called Paul after His resurrection. Jesus called Peter when he was an obedient listening fisherman, while He called Paul who was the strongest persecutor of early believing communities. Once they received the call from Jesus, both of them kept their zeal for Christ always at its peak. There was a difference of opinions between them regarding the nature of their evangelizing mission, though they were preaching the same Jesus and the same Gospel. But they led the Church united in Christ.

St. Peter represents the faith of the church and through St. Peter, Christ has revealed how essential faith is for the Church to survive and flourish. Jesus was with St. Peter for three years. Very early in Jesus’ public life, He could have made St. Peter the head of the Church but He did not. Why? Jesus knew that St. Peter was weak, so weak that at one time he was overthrown by the words of a single maidservant. Therefore Jesus waited for the weak man to grow stronger and stronger and for his faith in him to become unassailable. When Jesus asked, who do you say that I am? And Peter answered, “You are the Son of the living God” (Mt 16/16). Jesus knew that St. Peter’s faith had grown rock-like and gave him the keys of the kingdom. St. Peter's faith grew even stronger when the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles. His faith in Christ later became a beacon light to all other followers.

St. Paul represents the mission of the Church and through him Christ has revealed how important it is for the Church to continue her mission. What is it that gave St. Paul the strength and courage to shed his blood in the service of the Good News? Paul's encounter with the resurrected Jesus changed his life, the church and the world. He lived for Christ and with Christ; in giving of himself, he was no longer seeking and building himself up. Paul is a figure who cannot be overlooked by anyone who wants to understand Jesus Christ and Christianity.

As we look at the personalities of Sts. Peter and Paul, we see that God called them to use their personalities to spread the Gospel. Peter, to use his strong love to look after the flock, and Paul to use his training as a Pharisee and his strength of character to ensure, that the non-Jews would be welcomed into the church. It is a reminder to us that our talents and our weakness too, can become God's means of helping others, if we allow it. We don't have to be perfect for God to work through us, God can work through us, as he did with Sts. Peter and Paul.
May God bless you all.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS AT 10:30AM THIS SUNDAY, 28th JUNE
Due to the limited number of people allowed to attend Mass, thanks to a member of our Young Adults Group, the 10:30am Mass from our church will be live streamed this Sunday through our Facebook Page link
https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

UPDATED GUIDELINES
Following updated Guidelines, our Parish will operate as follows:

  • Church will be open with a LIMIT OF 20 PEOPLE permitted to attend each service. Masses will be as per information on the first page.
  • For weekday Masses from Monday to Friday parishioners will be admitted into the church on a first come first serve basis up to a limit of 20 people.
  • Bookings for weekend Masses (Saturday 9:00am & 6:00pm, Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am & 5:00pm) are to be done online via Trybooking.com using the following link
    https://www.trybooking.com/BKFVD (link will change every week).
  • Bookings for weekend Masses close at 2:00pm on Thursday prior to the weekend.
  • Please ensure when you book online via Trybooking you will receive a confirmation email. If you have not received your confirmation email, your booking is invalid.
  • When you come to the mass that you have booked in, you need not bring a printout of your ticket.
  • Parishioners are requested to book a weekend mass once every two weekends.

Please observe the following:

  • If you are unwell on your allocated day, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.
  • No children under 5 years old.
  • 5m distance from other people must be observed at all times.
  • We request everyone to remain in their allocated seats during the duration of their stay in Church
  • Church will be open 30 minutes prior to start of Mass.
  • Doors will be shut 5 minutes prior to start of Mass.
  • Parishioners must leave church immediately after Mass.
  • No collections will be taken, however baskets have been provided at the entrance for anyone wishing to place their donations/thanksgiving envelopes/prayer requests and to return their Project Compassion boxes.
  • Holy Water Bottles can be collected, (1 per family) after Mass.
  • Communion will only be under the one species and in the hand only.
  • Bulletins will be available but must be taken home, not left in church.
  • Hand sanitiser is provided at the entry doors. All necessary cleaning precautions are being undertaken.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Ariella Adie 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 she will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year are available for collection from the Church. These will be available even when you attend the weekday masses. Please start to use the new envelopes from the weekend of 4/5 July 2020.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers who worked hard to ensure that all the envelopes and letters for the Thanksgiving Program were ready for parishioners to collect last weekend.

THANKSGIVING CONTRIBUTIONS
If you would like to continue your contributions to support the parish, the following options are available:

  • Drop off your Thanksgiving envelope and Project Compassion Boxes at the Parish office during office hours Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • Thanksgiving donations can be made directly to our Church Bank Account. Details as follows:
    Account Name: St Peter Apostle Parish Church Account
    BSB: 083-347 Account No: 637286747
    Please use your Thanksgiving Envelope Number and your name for reference purposes (eg.TG123 - Tom Smith)
  • Parishioners can also now make payments online if you wish to do so, either by going to the link Online Thanksgiving Payments CDF Pay  OR by going to the link on our website (under the Support your Parish tab) Please add your Thanksgiving Envelope number if you have one. You also have the option to choose which collection you would like the offering to go to, i.e. first collection (Parish) or second collection (Presbytery).

ZOOM INVITATIONS FROM:

ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY - KNK
Saturdays at 3:00pm – Divine Mercy & Praise & Worship
Sundays at 7:00pm – Rosary & Praise & Worship
Use below link & Meeting ID both days:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7414862105?pwd=NlVwaXUyS3hVSlFzZ0pNOG1MT29Ldz09
Meeting ID: 741 486 2105          Password: 023368

BIBLE STUDY MINISTRY
Every week on a Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Use below link & Meeting ID
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9689427525?pwd=akpXUHFPQTJRazRxZVZaOVVhZlM4QT09
Meeting ID: 9689427525     Password: 2Vp4ef
For details contact Clive Gonsalves at
gonsalvesclive@hotmail.com or Francis Thomas at francisthomas@hotmail.com.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Leonila Raguine, Margaret Lumsden, John Kurvink, Violet Rita Aponso, Stella Magro, Ana Mauna, Gerard Mendez, Abraham Koyickal, Arlene Burns and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray Sally Dela Pena, Visitacion Delos Santos, Eric Billing, Numeriano Medel, Gracy D’souza, M C Philip, Francis Pereira, Crescentia Fernando, Irma Smith and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Adrian Tully, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Sam Caruana, Denis Webber, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary D'cruz, Monique Hoaster, Alphonsus De Roza, Wilfredo Villareal, Julia Rego, Rolando Navarro, Avis Fernandes, Francis Goonting, Fr Jolly Alavelil CMI, Anne Deluca, Andie Osmond, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Anthony Hanford, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Helga Jacob, Carmelina Costanzo, Bryan Dalton, Pat Borcich, Antony, Alki Christopoulos, Bill Fairney, Charlotte Mary, Frank Forbes, Baby Lucy Rodriguerz, Carmela Saragoza, Nicolas Caruana and all who are ill in our Parish.

 


DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JUNE
Prayer to St. Peter the Apostle

O Holy Apostle, because you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built his church; obtain for me I pray you, lively faith, firm hope and burning love; complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits, I may be made worthy to appear before the chief and eternal Shepherd of souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns for ever. Amen


Entrance Antiphon
The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one he has anointed. Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage, and govern them for ever.

1st Reading (Jer 20:10-13)
A reading from the prophet Jeremiah.
Jeremiah said, “I hear so many disparaging me ‘Terror from every side!’ Denounce him! Let us denounce him!” All those who used to be my friends watched for my downfall, “Perhaps he will be seduced into error. Then we will master him and take our revenge!” But the Lord is at my side, a mighty hero; my opponents will stumble, mastered, confounded by their failure; everlasting, unforgettable disgrace will be theirs. But you, Lord of Hosts, you who probe with justice, who scrutinise the loins and heart, let me see the vengeance you will take on them, for I have committed my cause to you. Sing to the Lord, praise the Lord, for he has delivered the soul of the needy from the hands of evil men.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Lord, in your great love, answer me.

2nd Reading (Rom 5:12-15)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans.
Sin entered the world through one man, and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned. Sin existed in the world long before the Law was given. There was no law and so no one could be accused of the sin of ‘law-breaking’, yet death reigned over all from Adam to Moses, even though their sin, unlike that of Adam, was not a matter of breaking a law. Adam prefigured the One to come, but the gift itself considerably outweighed the fall. If it is certain that through one man’s fall so many died, it is even more certain that divine grace, coming through the one man, Jesus Christ, came to so many as an abundant free gift.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
The Spirit of Truth will bear witness to me, says the Lord, and you also will be my witnesses. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mt 10:26-33)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Do not be afraid. For everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the house-tops. Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Can you not buy two sparrows for a penny? And yet not one falls to the ground without your Father knowing. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. So there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more that hundreds of sparrows. So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of men, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of men, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The eyes of all look to you, Lord, and you give them their food in due season.

Next week’s Readings
Acts 12:1-11;   2 Tim 4:6-8, 17-19;   Mt 16:13-19

Feasts of the week
Mon 22 June - St. John Fisher
Wed, 24 June - Nativity of St. John the Baptist 


PARISH NEWS

12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – ‘Open and Fearless Speech'
(A reflection by Dcn. Charles English)
When I read this Sunday’s Scripture passage from St. Matthew’s Gospel, as I prepared this reflection, I was immediately struck by how many times Our Lord Jesus says: ‘Do not be afraid’. In this short Scripture passage of only eight verses, Jesus says ‘Do not be afraid’ three times.

So why would Our Lord Jesus be pressing this point home so strongly to His disciples, about not being afraid? Well, in the verse preceding today’s Gospel, Jesus mentions that He has been called Beelzebul by some of the Jewish leaders who were opposed to Jesus and His teachings and were Jesus’s enemies. It was a most terrible insult to call Our Lord Jesus this awful demonic name, as Beelzebul is a name given to the prince of demons.

So Jesus is warning His disciples, and us Catholics too, that if He, the Master, is called terrible names then we who are Jesus’s followers will be called bad names too and we will be vilified and persecuted. Jesus is preparing His disciples, that’s us too, for the time when just because we are Catholics and follow Jesus and His teachings, then that will be enough for others, the enemies of the Catholic Church, to persecute us. And haven’t we all seen this in recent times, the mistreatment and persecution of our Church leaders.

Jesus goes on to tell His disciples not to fear men. And in the strongest terms He makes the point that the only one worth being afraid of is God: ‘Fear Him rather who can destroy both body and soul in Hell’.

In the Bible, we often hear the term ‘Fear of the Lord’. This word ‘fear’ in this context really means that we should have reverence before the wonder of God’s sacred presence, and a profound desire to do God’s will on Earth. God is our Loving Father, just like the Loving Father in the Parable of the Prodigal Son. There is a lovely, even sentimental line in today’s Gospel, that shows us the love and care of God the Father: ‘Why, every hair on your head has been counted’. There is something so wonderful and personal about this line. God the Father knows us in a personal way, and loves us and sent His only Son, Jesus, down to Earth to die on the cross for us all so that the ‘Gates of Heaven’ would be opened to us. That is what a Loving Father our God is.

As we come to the last few lines of today’s Gospel reading, we see very, very strong speech from Our Lord Jesus. This serves also as a strong warning to us all, who call ourselves followers of Christ, disciples of Our Lord Jesus. Our Blessed Lord lays down quite clearly that He expects complete loyalty from us, His disciples. If we are loyal to Jesus and His teachings in this life, Our Lord Jesus will be loyal to us in the life to come. If we are happy and proud to confess and acknowledge that Jesus is our Lord and our God; then, Jesus will be happy to acknowledge us as His servants and loyal followers. It is a plain fact of history, that if there had not been brave men and women in the Early Church, who faced agony and death, and refused to deny their Master, Our Lord Jesus, then there would be no Christianity today, no Catholic Church.

The Church of today, is built on the unbreakable loyalty of those who held fast to their faith.

‘The blood of the Martyrs is the seed of the Church’.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS AT 10:30AM THIS SUNDAY, 21ST JUNE
Due to the limited number of people allowed to attend Mass, thanks to a member of our Young Adults Group, the 10:30am Mass from our church will be live streamed this Sunday through our Facebook Page link
https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year will be available for collection from the Church from this weekend 20/21 June 2020. These will be available even when you attend the weekday masses. Please start to use the new envelopes from the weekend of 4/5 July 2020.

UPDATED GUIDELINES
Following updated Guidelines, our Parish will operate as follows:

  • Church will be open with a LIMIT OF 50 PEOPLE permitted to attend each service from Monday 22 June. Usual weekday and weekend Masses will be held.
  • For weekday Masses from Monday to Friday parishioners will be admitted into the church on a first come first serve basis up to a limit of 50 people.
  • Bookings for weekend Masses
    Saturday 9:00am & 6:00pm
    Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am & 5:00pm
    are to be done online via Trybooking.com using the following link
    https://www.trybooking.com/BKCMX (link will change every week).
  • Bookings for weekend Masses close at 2:00pm on Thursday prior to the weekend.
  • Please ensure when you book online via Trybooking that you receive a confirmation email. If you have not received your confirmation email, your booking is invalid.
  • When you come to the mass that you have booked in, you need not bring a printout of your ticket.
  • Please note that due to the increased numbers allowed, parishioners may attend multiple masses during the week. However, given the increased demand for weekend masses, parishioners are requested to book a weekend mass once every two weekends. Please note that though the church is opened for masses, the dispensation for Sunday obligation still stands until further notice.

 Please observe the following:

  • If you are unwell on your allocated day, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.
  • No children under 5 years old.
  • 1.5m distance from other people must be observed at all times.
  • We request everyone to remain in their allocated seats during the duration of their stay in Church.
  • Church will be open 30 minutes prior to start of Mass.
  • Doors will be shut 5 minutes prior to start of Mass.
  • Parishioners must leave church immediately after Mass.
  • No collections will be taken, however baskets have been provided at the entrance for anyone wishing to place their donations/thanksgiving envelopes/prayer requests.
  • Holy Water Bottles can be collected, (1 per family) after Mass.
  • Communion will only be under the one species and in the hand only.
  • Bulletins will be available but must be taken home, not left in church.
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided at the entry doors. All necessary cleaning precautions are being undertaken.

THANKSGIVING CONTRIBUTIONS
If you would like to continue your contributions to support the parish, the following options are available:

  • Drop off your Thanksgiving envelope and Project Compassion Boxes at the Parish office during office hours Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • Thanksgiving donations can be made directly to our Church Bank Account. Details as follows:
    Account Name: St Peter Apostle Parish Church Account
    BSB: 083-347 Account No: 637286747
    Please use your Thanksgiving Envelope Number and your name for reference purposes (eg.TG123 - Tom Smith)
  • Parishioners can also now make payments online if you wish to do so, either by going to the link Online Thanksgiving Payments CDF Pay  OR by going to the link on our website (under the Support your Parish tab) Please add your Thanksgiving Envelope number if you have one. You also have the option to choose which collection you would like the offering to go to, i.e. first collection (Parish) or second collection (Presbytery).

ZOOM INVITATIONS FROM:

ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY -KNK
Saturdays at 3:00pm – Divine Mercy & Praise & Worship
Sundays at 7:00pm – Rosary & Praise & Worship
Use below link & Meeting ID both days:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7414862105?pwd=NlVwaXUyS3hVSlFzZ0pNOG1MT29Ldz09
Meeting ID: 741 486 2105          Password: 023368

BIBLE STUDY MINISTRY
Every week on a Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
Use below link & Meeting ID
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9689427525?pwd=akpXUHFPQTJRazRxZVZaOVVhZlM4QT09
Meeting ID: 9689427525     Password: 2Vp4ef
For further details contact Clive Gonsalves at gonsalvesclive@hotmail.com or Francis Thomas at francisthomas@hotmail.com.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Marina Alves, Ana Mauna, Lina Palmer, Violet Rita Aponso, Alejandra Briones and  all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Gregory Leech, Dorothy Prathapasinghe, Steven Bucsko Jnr, Leo Mellawa, George Lawrence, Misael Manalaysay Jr and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Adrian Tully, Elaine Dalton, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Sam Caruana, Denis Webber, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary D'cruz, Monique Hoaster, Alphonsus De Roza, Aiden Leonard, Elvira de Torres, Wilfredo Villareal, Julia Rego, Rolando Navarro, Avis Fernandes, Francis Goonting, Fr Jolly Alavelil CMI, Anne Deluca, Andie Osmond, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Anthony Hanford, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Helga Jacob, Carmelina Costanzo, Bryan Dalton, Pat Borcich, Antony, Alki Christopoulos, Bill Fairney, Gerard Mendez, Dhranraj Gounder, Charlotte Mary and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JUNE
CORONAVIRUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which made us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace. Be with doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Be with leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Lord Jesus Christ, heal us.


Entrance Antiphon
He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock.

1st Reading (Deut 8:2-3, 14-16)
A reading from the book of Deuteronomy
Moses said to the people: ‘Remember how the Lord your God led you for forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, to test you and know your inmost heart – whether you would keep his commandments or not. He humbled you, he made you feel hunger, he fed you with manna which neither you nor your fathers had known, to make you understand that man does not live on bread alone but that man lives on everything that comes from the mouth of the Lord. ‘Do not then forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery: who guided you through this vast and dreadful wilderness, a land of fiery serpents, scorpions, thirst; who in this waterless place brought you water from the hardest rock; who in this wilderness fed you with manna that your fathers had not known.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Praise the Lord Jerusalem.

2nd Reading (1 Cor 10:16-17)
A reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians
The blessing-cup that we bless is a communion with the blood of Christ, and the bread that we break is a communion with the body of Christ. The fact that there is only one loaf means that, though there are many of us, we form a single body because we all have a share in this one loaf.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! I am the living bread from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live for ever. Alleluia!

Gospel (Jn 6:51-58)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. John
Jesus said to the Jews: ‘I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.’ Then the Jews started arguing with one another: ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ they said. Jesus replied: ‘I tell you most solemnly, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will not have life in you. Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in him. As I, who am sent by the living Father, myself draw life from the Father, so whoever eats me will draw life from me. This is the bread come down from heaven; not like the bread our ancestors ate: they are dead, but anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.

Next Week's Readings
Jer 20:10-13;   Rom 5:12-15;   Mt 10:26-33

Feasts of the Week
Fri, 19 June - The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sat, 20 June - The Immaculate Heart of Mary


PARISH NEWS

THE MOST HOLY BODY & BLOOD OF CHRIST
(A reflection by Fr. Vincent John CMI)

What is the bread of life which Jesus offers to all who believe in him? It is first of all, the life of God himself – life which sustains us not only now in this age, but also in the age to come. The Rabbis said that the generation in the wilderness had no part in the life to come. God sustained the Israelites in the wilderness with manna from heaven. This bread foreshadowed the true heavenly bread which Jesus would offer his followers.

Jesus is the "bread of life"
The manna in the wilderness sustained the Israelites on their journey to the Promised Land. It could not produce eternal life for the Israelites. The bread which Jesus offers his disciples sustains us not only on our journey to the heavenly paradise, it gives us the abundant supernatural life of God which sustains us for all eternity.

The food that makes us live forever
Jesus chose the time of the Jewish Feast of the Passover to fulfil what he had announced at Capernaum – giving his disciples his body and his blood as the true bread of heaven. Jesus' passing over to his Father by his death and resurrection – the new Passover – is anticipated in the Last Supper, and celebrated in the Eucharist or Lord's Supper, which fulfils the Jewish Passover and anticipates the final Passover of the church in the glory of God's kingdom. When Jesus commands his disciples to eat his flesh and drink his blood, he invites us to take his life into the very centre of our being. That life which he offers is the very life of God himself.

Do you hunger for the "bread of life"?
Jesus offers us the abundant supernatural life of heaven itself – but we can miss it or even refuse it. To refuse Jesus is to refuse eternal life, unending life with the Heavenly Father. To accept Jesus as the bread of heaven, is not only life and spiritual nourishment for this world, but glory in the world to come.

When we receive from the Lord's Table, we unite ourselves to Jesus Christ, who makes us sharers in his body and blood and partakers of his divine life. This supernatural food is healing for both body and soul and strength for our journey heavenward.

The principal fruit of receiving the Eucharist or Lord's Supper, is an intimate union with Christ. As bodily nourishment restores lost strength, so the Eucharist strengthens us in charity, and enables us to break with disordered attachments to creatures. It allows us to be more firmly rooted in the love of Christ.

May God bless you all.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS AT 10:30AM THIS SUNDAY, 14TH JUNE
Due to the limited number of people allowed to attend Mass, thanks to a member of our Young Adults Group, the 10:30am Mass from our church will be live streamed this Sunday through our Facebook Page link
https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

UPDATED GUIDELINES
Following new Guidelines our Parish will operate as follows:

  • Church will be open with a LIMIT OF 20 PEOPLE permitted to attend each service. Masses will be as per information on the first page.
  • Bookings for Mass are to be done online via Trybooking.com using the following link https://www.trybooking.com/BJZAP (link will change every week).
  • Bookings open on Friday, 6:00pm for bookings for Masses from Tuesday 16th June until Monday 22nd
  • For Masses from Tuesday to Thursday, bookings close at 2:00pm on the day prior to Mass.
  • For weekend and Monday Masses, bookings close at 2:00pm on Friday prior to the weekend.
  • Please ensure when you book online via Trybooking you will receive a confirmation email. If you have not received your confirmation email, your booking is invalid.
  • When you come to the mass that you have booked in, you need not bring a printout of your ticket.
  • Please only book weekend Masses once every 2 weekends and only one mass per week. The parish office will monitor bookings to ensure all parishioners get an equal opportunity to attend Masses.

Please observe the following:

  • If you are unwell on your allocated day, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.
  • No children under 5 years old.
  • 5m distance from other people must be observed at all times.
  • We request everyone to remain in their allocated seats during the duration of their stay in Church
  • Church will be open 15 minutes prior to start of Mass.
  • Doors will be shut 5 minutes prior to start of Mass.
  • Parishioners must leave church immediately after Mass.
  • No collections will be taken, however baskets have been provided at the entrance for anyone wishing to place their donations/thanksgiving envelopes/prayer requests and to return their Project Compassion boxes.
  • Holy Water Bottles can be collected, (1 per family) after Mass.
  • Communion will only be under the one species and in the hand only.
  • Bulletins will be available but must be taken home, not left in church.
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided at the entry doors. All necessary cleaning precautions are being undertaken.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to St Peter's Charismatic Prayer Community (KNK) on completing 25 years in our Parish. A big thank you to all the leadership teams both present and past for their contribution to spiritual renewal and guidance in the parish through the prayer group. Thank you to all the volunteers and members for your wonderful faith filled service. We wish you continued blessings in your ministry in the years to come. All Glory, Praise and Thanks to God!

ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY (KNK)
Praise the Lord we are 25 years old! Founded on 11 June 1995, Katawan Ni Kristo (Body of Christ) Prayer Community as it was formerly known was originally established for the Filipino Catholic community. Since then it has grown to a spirit filled, multicultural Charismatic prayer group. Throughout the years, our prayer community is led and operated by dedicated volunteers. Guided and inspired by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to bring people to a closer and deeper relationship with God. We seek to achieve this through our weekly prayer meetings. We are also involved in many of our Parish programs and activities such as Healing Masses, Lenten pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu, Divine Mercy Sunday, Feast of Pentecost, Feast of Corpus Christi and 9 day Novena Dawn Masses. We thank and praise our God for all these wonderful years of Ministry.
Sherwin Simangan, Servant Leader (KNK)

THANKSGIVING CONTRIBUTIONS
If you would like to continue your contributions to support the parish, the following options are available:

  • Drop off your Thanksgiving envelope and Project Compassion Boxes at the Parish office during office hours Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • Thanksgiving donations can be made directly to our Church Bank Account. Details as follows:
    Account Name: St Peter Apostle Parish Church Account
    BSB: 083-347 Account No: 637286747
    Please use your Thanksgiving Envelope Number and your name for reference purposes (eg.TG123 - Tom Smith)
  • Parishioners can also now make payments online if you wish to do so, either by going to the link Online Thanksgiving Payments CDF Pay  OR by going to the link on our website (under the Support your Parish tab) Please add your Thanksgiving Envelope number if you have one. You also have the option to choose which collection you would like the offering to go to, i.e. first collection (Parish) or second collection (Presbytery).

POPE FRANCIS – FAITH VIA MEDIA CONSUMPTION IS “NOT THE CHURCH”
Pope Francis said the forced isolation devised to stop the pandemic was presenting the danger of people living the faith only for themselves – detached from the sacraments, the Church and the people of God. Online Masses and spiritual communion do not represent the Church, he said in his homily on 17 April. “This is the Church in a difficult situation that the Lord is allowing, but the ideal of the Church is always with the people and with the sacraments – always,” The pope reflected on serious concerns about the faithful not being able to come together as a community to celebrate Mass or to receive the sacraments because of government restrictions against people gathering in groups as part of efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus. One’s relationship with Jesus “is intimate, it is personal, but it is in a community," and this closeness to Christ without community, without the Eucharist, without the people of God assembled together and “without the sacraments is dangerous,” he said because people could start living their relationship with God “for just myself, detached from the people of God.” As the Gospels show, Jesus’ disciples always lived their relationship with the Lord as a community – they gathered “at the table, a sign of community. It was always with the sacrament, with bread,” the pope said.

ZOOM INVITATION TO COMBINED ST. PETERS & ST. JAMES BIBLE STUDY MINISTRY
Every week on a Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
To join Meeting use below link & Meeting ID
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9689427525?pwd=akpXUHFPQTJRazRxZVZaOVVhZlM4QT09
Meeting ID: 9689427525     Password: 2Vp4ef
For details contact Clive Gonsalves at gonsalvesclive@hotmail.com or Francis Thomas at francisthomas@hotmail.com.

2021 PREP ENROLMENT
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2021 Prep enrolments are all online. To submit a request for an enrolment form, please visit the school website at:
http://www.stpeterahc.catholic.edu.au/enrolment-information/enrolling-for-prep-2021/

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Helen Hanford, Roger Aleki Vitale, Daniel Mathew, Carlo Simeoni, Dahlia Nguyen, Yancy Morillo, Eduardo Rodriques, Alicia Araniva all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Clifford Mills, Pauline Restall, Ernesto Ditan, Paul Cachia and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Elaine Dalton, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Sam Caruana, Denis Webber, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary D'cruz, Monique Hoaster, Alphonsus De Roza, Aiden Leonard, Elvira de Torres, Wilfredo Villareal, Julia Rego, Rolando Navarro, Avis Fernandes, Francis Goonting, Fr Jolly Alavelil CMI, Anne Deluca, Andie Osmond, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Anthony Hanford, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Helga Jacob, Carmelina Costanzo, Bryan Dalton, Pat Borcich, Antony, Alki Christopoulos, Bill Fairney, Kitty Stuttard, Gerard Mendez, Adrian Tully and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JUNE

CORONAVIRUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which made us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace. Be with doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Be with leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Lord Jesus Christ, heal us.


Entrance Antiphon
Blest be God the Father, and the Only Begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit, for he has shown us his merciful love.

1st Reading (Ex 34:4-6,8-9)
A reading from the book of Exodus
With the two tablets of stone in his hands, Moses went up the mountain of Sinai in the early morning as the Lord had commanded him. And the Lord descended in the form of a cloud, and Moses stood with him there. He called on the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘Lord, Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger rich in kindness and faithfulness.’ And Moses bowed down to the ground at once and worshipped. ‘If I have indeed won your favour, Lord,’ he said ‘let my Lord come with us, I beg. True, they are a headstrong people, but forgive us our faults and our sins, and adopt us as your heritage.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Glory and praise for ever!

2nd Reading (2 Cor 13:11-13)
A reading from the second letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians
Brothers, we wish you happiness; try to grow perfect; help one another. Be united; live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with the holy kiss. All the saints send you greetings. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: to God who is, who was, and who is to come. Alleluia!

Gospel (Jn 3:16018)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. John
Jesus said to Nicodemus: ‘God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life. For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him the world might be saved. No one who believes in him will be condemned; but whoever refuses to believe is condemned already, because he has refused to believe in the name of God’s only Son.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Since you are children of God, God has sent into your hearts the Spirit of his Son, the Spirit who cries out: Abba, Father.

Next Week's Readings
Deut 8:2-3, 14-16;   1 Cor 10:16-17;   Jn 6:51-58

Feasts of the Week
St. Barnabas - Thursday, 11 June
St. Anthony of Padua - Saturday, 13 June


PARISH NEWS

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
(A reflection by Dcn. Charles English)

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, when the Church celebrates the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Our firm belief is that God is One, yet three separate Persons:- Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in majesty and glory. One in Three and Three in One. This mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is at the heart of our Christian faith.

This belief in the Holy Trinity, separates us from our Jewish ancestors-in-faith and from the Muslim people, who also believe in one God.

The Catholic Catechism expresses it as:
‘The mystery of the Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and Life. The Holy Trinity is a mystery of unity, being indivisible, meaning that the Trinity cannot be divided; yet at the same time composed of Three Persons, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit’.

So again the Catholic Catechism stipulates:
The Trinity is One. We do not confess three gods, but One God in Three Persons, the ‘consubstantial Trinity’. The divine Persons do not share one divinity among themselves, but each of them is God whole and entire’.

When we begin to pray, or enter the church, or begin the Holy Mass, we state that we are acting in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, by blessing ourselves. This is a declaration of our basic faith, not just an opening formula.

As we make that Sign of the Cross, as we touch our forehead, let us think of the Father, who made us in His image because He loves us. He also created the Universe and all that is in it. When we touch our chest, let us think how Jesus, the Son, came down from Heaven, was born in a stable, became man to live amongst us and share Heaven with us, and then He died a most terrible death upon the cross, because of His great love for us. We then say ‘and of the Holy Spirit’. As we touch our left shoulder let us think of  Jesus carrying His cross over His shoulder, think of the pain, suffering and death on that cross. As we move our hand to our right shoulder, let us say ‘Spirit’ thinking of how Jesus rose from the dead, ascended into Heaven and sits at the right-hand of the Father, and then how He sent us His Spirit as promised, to help us on our pilgrim journey on Earth. We can then join our hands together saying ‘Amen’, pointing our hands towards Heaven, asking that our prayer joins us to Jesus, so that we can follow Him and love Him on Earth and then, be happy with Him in the next.

‘Claimed for Christ!’
On that wonderful day when we were Baptised we were ‘claimed for Christ’. Let us always remember that; especially as we dip our fingers into the holy-water font and make the sign of the cross and bless ourselves with the holy water.

Today on this wonderful Feast of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, let us renew our commitment to make our way through this sin-darkened world by being bright, shining images of God, of the Most Holy Trinity, who is love.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS AT 10:30AM THIS SUNDAY, 7TH JUNE
Due to the limited number of people allowed to attend Mass, thanks to a member of our Young Adults Group, the 10:30am Mass from our church will be live streamed this Sunday through our Facebook Page link
https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

UPDATED GUIDELINES
Following new Guidelines our Parish will operate as follows:

  • Church will be open with a LIMIT OF 20 PEOPLE permitted to attend each service. Masses will be as per information on the first page.
  • Bookings for Mass are to be done online via Trybooking.com using the following link https://www.trybooking.com/BJVJH (link will change every week).
  • Bookings open on Friday, 5th June at 6:00pm for bookings for Masses from Tuesday 9th June until Monday 15th June.
  • For Masses from Tuesday to Thursday, bookings close at 2:00pm on the day prior to Mass.
  • For weekend and Monday Masses, bookings close at 2:00pm on Friday prior to the weekend.
  • Please ensure when you book online via Trybooking you will receive a confirmation email. If you have not received your confirmation email, your booking is invalid.
  • When you come to the mass that you have booked in, you need not bring a printout of your ticket.
  • Please only book weekend Masses once every 2 weekends and only one mass per week. The parish office will monitor bookings to ensure all parishioners get an equal opportunity to attend Masses.

Please observe the following:

  • If you are unwell on your allocated day, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.
  • No children under 5 years old.
  • 5m distance from other people must be observed at all times.
  • We request everyone to remain in their allocated seats during the duration of their stay in Church
  • Church will be open 15 minutes prior to start of Mass.
  • Doors will be shut 5 minutes prior to start of Mass.
  • Parishioners must leave church immediately after Mass.
  • No collections will be taken, however baskets have been provided at the entrance for anyone wishing to place their donations/thanksgiving envelopes/prayer requests and to return their Project Compassion boxes.
  • Holy Water Bottles can be collected, (1 per family) after Mass.
  • Communion will only be under the one species and in the hand only.
  • Bulletins will be available but must be taken home, not left in church.
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided at the entry doors. All necessary cleaning precautions are being undertaken.

THANKSGIVING CONTRIBUTIONS
If you would like to continue your contributions to support the parish, the following options are available:

  • Drop off your Thanksgiving envelope and Project Compassion Boxes at the Parish office during office hours Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • Thanksgiving donations can be made directly to our Church Bank Account. Details as follows:
    Account Name: St Peter Apostle Parish Church Account
    BSB: 083-347 Account No: 637286747
    Please use your Thanksgiving Envelope Number and your name for reference purposes (eg.TG123 - Tom Smith)
  • To change your Thanksgiving from Envelopes to Credit Card/Debit Card, please call or email the parish office and we will send you a form to make this change.
  • Parishioners can also now make payments online if you wish to do so, either by going to the link
    Online Thanksgiving Payments CDF Pay  OR
    by going to the link on our website (under the Support your Parish tab)
    You can make quick and easy recurring thanksgiving payments or can choose a one-time donation. Please add your Thanksgiving Envelope number if you have one. You also have the option to choose which collection you would like the offering to go to, i.e. first collection (Parish) or second collection (Presbytery).

Thank you to all our parishioners who have responded and dropped off your envelopes and Project Compassion Boxes to the parish office and also for your online contributions. Fr. Vincent and Dcn. Charles thank you for your continued generous support to the parish.

ZOOM INVITATION TO PARISHIONERS FROM ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY - KNK
Saturdays at 3:00pm – Divine Mercy & Praise & Worship
Sundays at 7:00pm – Rosary & Praise & Worship
To join Meeting use below link & Meeting ID both days:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7414862105?pwd=NlVwaXUyS3hVSlFzZ0pNOG1MT29Ldz09
Meeting ID: 741 486 2105          Password: 023368

ZOOM INVITATION TO COMBINED ST. PETERS & ST. JAMES BIBLE STUDY MINISTRY
Every week on a Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
To join Meeting use below link & Meeting ID
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9689427525?pwd=akpXUHFPQTJRazRxZVZaOVVhZlM4QT09
Meeting ID: 9689427525       Password: 2Vp4ef

2021 PREP ENROLMENT
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2021 Prep enrolments are all online. To submit a request for an enrolment form, please visit the school website at:
http://www.stpeterahc.catholic.edu.au/enrolment-information/enrolling-for-prep-2021/

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY WINTER APPEAL, 14 JUNE 2020
To help Vinnies support those impacted by COVID-19 you can donate at Vinnies.org.au or call 131812. Your donation will help keep those hardest hit safe, fed and supported through the pandemic. We thank you for supporting this worthy cause.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Roger Aleki Vitale, Wendy Gregory, Ron Parker, Arlene Burns, Daniel Mathew and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Mary Crough, Mary Borg, Lina Musumeci, Boris Burns, Kathleen Mary Mulquiney and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Elaine Dalton, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Sam Caruana, Denis Webber, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary D'cruz, Monique Hoaster, Alphonsus De Roza, Aiden Leonard, Elvira de Torres, Wilfredo Villareal, Julia Rego, Rolando Navarro, Avis Fernandes, Francis Goonting, Fr Jolly Alavelil CMI, Anne Deluca, Andie Osmond, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Helen Hanford, Anthony Hanford, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Helga Jacob, Carmelina Costanzo, Bryan Dalton, Pat Borcich, Antony, Alki Christopoulos, Bill Fairney, Kitty Stuttard and all who are ill in our Parish.