PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT PARISH NOTICES/CHANGES
Parishioners please note the following important changes:

  1. Fr. Vincent will be away for a Clergy Conference at Torquay on the 19th, 20th and 21st June, 2018. Fr. Eugene San will assist during Fr. Vincent’s absence.
  2. From July 2018, the Spanish Mass will be held at 1:15pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month instead of 12:00 noon.
  3. BAPTISM - From July 2018, the Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 00 noon.
    The Baptism Preparation meeting will continue to be held at 7:00pm on the 1st Monday of the month in Church.
    Parents are requested to kindly contact the parish office on 9749 4300 to register for Baptism of their child prior to attending the Baptism Preparation meeting.

ST. PETER'S PARISH FEAST MASS – SUNDAY 1ST JULY, 10:30AM
All Parishioners are invited to attend our annual St. Peter's Parish Feast Mass on Sunday 1st July at 10:30am followed by fellowship in the hall. We ask that you please bring a plate of sweet or savoury finger food to be shared after Mass.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

2nd & 4th Mondays Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.
23rd June Talent Night starts at 7:00pm

 

TALENT NIGHT
Calling all talented youth!! Our youth and young adults are holding a Talent Night on Saturday June 23 (7:00pm in the church hall) to celebrate the gifted and talented youth in our community. If you, your friends or kids (age 0-29) can sing, dance, yodel, do magic tricks or show off any other talents, please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.

ADULT CHRISTIAN INITIATION AT ST PETER'S PARISH
The St. Peter's adult Christian initiation process, or RCIA, for people wishing to become Catholic, is now open for enrolment of new applicants. The program prepares unbaptised adults 16 years and older for the sacraments of initiation next Easter, and also baptised Christians, who wish to receive the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Catholic Church. The program runs for 9 months to prepare the candidates to receive the sacraments. An appointment for new applicants may be made for Wednesday 18th July from 7:30 to 8:45pm in the Parish Theatrette, 38 Guinane Ave, Hoppers Crossing. If you are interested, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or the RCIA Coordinator Matthew Reuter on 0403 988 629.

THANKSGIVING ENVELOPES
Thanksgiving Envelopes will be available for collection from the hall this weekend. A very big thank you to all the volunteers who work so hard to get this organised in time.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection in the Hall.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study every second and fourth Monday at 7:00pm in the theatrette. We are reading Matthew. Come and join us for an interactive study of the Bible. New Members welcome. Enquiries Royden on 0426071375

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP (HSI)
The Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship continues to run in the parish community Centre at 6:15pm on Sundays. This is a faith outreach program where members convene to pray, learn more about our faith and join in fellowship. The new module teaches more about ‘Making Disciples of all Nations’. All are welcome to join. Enquiries to Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654 or Francis Thomas on 0401 787 372.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – 11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good or evil, according to what he has done in the body.”...….                2 Corinthians 5:10
We are all accountable for the gifts God has given us – our time, our talent and our treasure. Each of us is accountable not only for our own life but for the lives of others as well. One day God will ask each of us what did we do with the gifts we were given. How will you respond?

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION
There will be a third Collection next weekend June 23/24 for Peter’s Pence – the annual collection for the Holy Father. A brief explanation of the origins of the Peter’s Pence Collection is given below:
In 1871, Pope Pius IX formalized the practice of lay members of Church and "other persons of good will" – providing financial support directly to the Roman See. In general, contributions go to the local parish or diocese, who then provide contributions to support higher level offices. Collections for Peter's Pence go directly to Rome. Pius IX approved this practice in the encyclical Saepe Venerabilis, issued on 5 August 1871. The money collected is today used by the pope for philanthropic purposes. At present, this collection is taken each year on the Sunday closest to 29 June, the Solemnity of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, according to the Roman Church.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Barbara Kowal, Maureen Beament, Pat Baker, Juliette Fatmouss and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Fr. Frank Jones, Peter Longton, Rosalina Rivera, Zernie Siachongco, Frank Spiteri, Tony Chamberlain, Patrick Ryall, Donaldo Angeles, Dorothy Prathapasinghe, Joseph Cardona, Daphne Keogh, Amy D’ Rozario, Paul Cachia and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lito Alinea, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Kath Meddings, Sasika Jurcic, Thais Long, Lorna Scott, Judy & Josseph Cammayo, Finnian Keating and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 24 June 18

Royden D’Souza / Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza

Readers – 23/24 June 18

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 23/24 June 18

  6:00pm B. Raj / Praful A.  S/ D’Silva / M. Nelthropp
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Z. D’Mello / Sally DiB / V. Firman / N. Costa
  5:00pm I. Simangan / G. Siccita / M&D Etiennette

Music Ministry – 23/24 June 18

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

 

PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

2nd & 4th Mondays Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette
11th June Movie Night starts at 5:30pm. Screening The Shack. Gold Coin donation.
16th June 23rd Anniversary celebrations of St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community – KNK
23rd June Talent Night starts at 7:00pm

 

INVITATION FROM ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY - KNK
You are invited to join in the celebrations of our 23rd Anniversary
When:    Saturday, 16th of June 2018
Where:   St Peter Apostle Mission Parish
Time:     11:30am   Praise & Worship,12:00pm Thanksgiving Mass followed by fellowship.

ST. PETER'S PARISH FEAST MASS – SUNDAY 1ST JULY, 10:30AM
All Parishioners are invited to attend our annual St. Peter's Parish Feast Mass on Sunday 1st July at 10:30am followed by fellowship in the hall. We ask that you please bring a plate of sweet or savoury finger food to be shared after Mass.

EXCELLENT CHRISTIAN MOVIE SCREENING LONG WEEKEND IN JUNE – Monday, June 11, Church Hall
On Monday, June 11 (Public Holiday), we will be screening The Shack rated (M: mature themes), a Christian Movie about a grieving father who questions God and life’s purpose and finds an unusual spiritual journey. Starring Aussie actor Sam Worthington. Sausage sizzle, drinks, etc. at 5.30pm. Movie starts at 6:00pm sharp. Gold Coin Donation. If you would like to help or donate, contact Royden on 0426 071 375.

TALENT NIGHT
Calling all talented youth!! Our youth and young adults are holding a Talent Night on Saturday June 23 (7:00pm in the church hall) to celebrate the gifted and talented youth in our community. If you, your friends or kids (age 0-29) can sing, dance, yodel, do magic tricks or show off any other talents, please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.

ADULT CHRISTIAN INITIATION AT ST PETER'S PARISH
The St. Peter's adult Christian initiation process, or RCIA, for people wishing to become Catholic, is now open for enrolment of new applicants. The program prepares unbaptised adults 16 years and older for the sacraments of initiation next Easter, and also baptised Christians, who wish to receive the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Catholic Church. The program runs for 9 months to prepare the candidates to receive the sacraments. An appointment for new applicants may be made for Wednesday 18th July from 7:30 to 8:45pm in the Parish Theatrette, 38 Guinane Ave, Hoppers Crossing. If you are interested, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or the RCIA Coordinator Matthew Reuter on 0403 988 629.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection in the Hall.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study every second and fourth Monday at 7:00pm in the theatrette. We are reading Matthew. Come and join us for an interactive study of the Bible. New Members welcome. Enquiries Royden on 0426071375

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP (HSI)
The Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship continues to run in the parish community Centre at 6:15pm on Sundays. This is a faith outreach program where members convene to pray, learn more about our faith and join in fellowship. The new module teaches more about ‘Making Disciples of all Nations’. All are welcome to join. Enquiries to Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654 or Francis Thomas on 0401 787 372.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – 10TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” – MARK 3:25
Do your parish ministries complement each other or do they compete against each other? Is your parish “one Body of Christ” or a bunch of little, separate ministries controlled by human ego? The goal of all parish ministries is to bring people to Christ. All of our parish work should be for the glory of God’s name, not our own name.

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

THANKSGIVING ENVELOPES
Thanksgiving Envelopes will be available for collection from the hall next weekend.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Virgie Pabu-Aya, Gilden Peppin, Fr Doug Smith, Fr Stan Hill and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Fr. Frank Jones, Santan Fernandes, Garnette De Rozario, Ben & Maureen Halge, James Keating, Clifford Mills, Eric Billing, Salma Orfaly, George & Anne de Hoot, Christobel Herft, Chandra Francis, Raymond El-helou and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lito Alinea, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Kath Meddings, Sasika Jurcic, Thais Long, Lorna Scott and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

 Money Counters - 17 June 18

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 16/17 June 18

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Evelyn Stowers
10:30am Sibrina Harry
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 16/17 June 18

  6:00pm D. Fernandez / B. Farrugia / D&J Roga
  8:30am K. English / Karen F. / G. Sharman / C. Coelho
10:30am S. D Reyos / L Ortega / B Fernandes / C Morcom
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / J. Etiennette / C. Skinner / S. Joseph

Music Ministry – 16/17 June 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays 6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre
Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass
Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
2nd & 4th Mondays Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette
11th June Movie Night starts at 5:30pm. Screening The Shack. Gold Coin donation.
16th June 23rd Anniversary celebrations of St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community – KNK
23rd June Talent Night starts at 7:00pm


INVITATION FROM ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY - KNK
You are invited to join in the celebrations for our 23rd Anniversary
When:    Saturday, 16th of June 2018
Where:   St Peter Apostle Mission Parish
Time:      11:30am   Praise & Worship
12:00pm Thanksgiving Mass followed by fellowship.

LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
If you have time to spare a couple of times a month the following Ministries would be very grateful for your help.
WELCOMING GROUP
Looking for volunteers to join them so they can welcome parishioners with a cuppa after the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses each weekend. Due to insufficient volunteers they are currently only able to do this every 2nd and 3rd Sunday. If you would like to join the group, please contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300.
GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times such as bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. This is a confidential service which helps our community but also gives it’s members an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action. Your commitment to the ministry is just 2 hours a fortnight.   If you would like to join, please call Anita on 0411 772 320.

EXCELLENT CHRISTIAN MOVIE SCREENING LONG WEEKEND IN JUNE – Monday, June 11, Church Hall
On Monday, June 11 (Public Holiday), we will be screening The Shack rated (M: mature themes), a Christian Movie about a grieving father who questions God and life’s purpose and finds an unusual spiritual journey. Starring Aussie actor Sam Worthington. Sausage sizzle, drinks, etc. at 5.30pm. Movie starts at 6:00pm sharp. Gold Coin Donation. If you would like to help or donate, contact Royden on 0426 071 375.

TALENT NIGHT
Calling all talented youth!! Our youth and young adults are holding a Talent Night on Saturday June 23 (7:00pm in the church hall) to celebrate the gifted and talented youth in our community. If you, your friends or kids (age 0-29) can sing, dance, yodel, do magic tricks or show off any other talents, please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection in the Hall.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study every second and fourth Monday at 7:00pm in the theatrette. We are reading Matthew. Come and join us for an interactive study of the Bible. New Members welcome. Enquiries Royden on 0426071375

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP (HSI)
The Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship continues to run in the parish community Centre at 6:15pm on Sundays. This is a faith outreach program where members convene to pray, learn more about our faith and join in fellowship. The new module teaches more about ‘Making Disciples of all Nations’. All are welcome to join. Enquiries to Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654 or Francis Thomas on 0401 787 372.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI
“Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them and they all drank from it.” …………………MARK 14:23
Jesus, the perfect steward, gave thanks, just before He gave Himself to us completely for our salvation. He offers us the chance to drink from His cup. In the Eucharist, we meet Christ personally and, if we listen to Him, we know what drinking from His cup means – our own sacrifice – giving up some of our time, talent and treasure to do His work on earth.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Giovanna (Joan) Simioni, Caterina Pupo and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Mary Crough, James & Thomas Prathapasinghe, Mary Borg, Margaret Smith, Richard Green, Clarissa & Ernesto Ditan, Garnette Derozario, William Keating, Olive, Gerald & Glen Caffey,  Ken, Allan & Dawn Hartshorn,  Rita & Charles Frost, Mary Borg, Theo McCouskey, Jose Katticaran, Jafet delos Reyes and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lito Alinea, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe,  Virginia Jewers, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Jacintha Udawattage, Loan Nguyen, Mellissa Caroline, Margaret Craigie, Madison, Rita Dubowik, Beryl Proffit, Emidio Restall, John Flaherty, Teisha Heaney, Irene Arnold, Thelma French, Kath Meddings, Sasika Jurcic and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 10 June 18

Kevin McLouoghlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers – 9/10 June 18

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am Romayne Albuquerque
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 9/10 June 18

  6:00pm M. Maple / Josie T.. / B. Fernandes /Sharon A
  8:30am L&B Jones / K. McLoughlin / S. Gomes
10:30am V. Firman / Sally DiB / S. Colla / F. Caruana
  5:00pm D A & M Etiennette / J. Phan Lai

Music Ministry – 9/10 June 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

-       6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

-       Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

2nd & 4th Mondays Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette
  1 June 7:00pm – 10:00pm First Friday Mass & Adoration
  2 June 1:30pm – 4:30pm Healing Mass
  3 June Feast of Corpus Christi. Procession at 10:20 am before 10:30am Mass


ST.
PETER’S SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
We congratulate the Grade 4 Students who will be receiving their First Holy Communion this weekend. May the Body and Blood of Christ always be a central part of their lives and may they receive abundant blessings.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Meleofa Lua, Jayne Steinlein and Jairus Valoa who are to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of their Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

ROYDEN D’SOUZA will receive the Acolyte Ministry on Sunday 27th May at the 11:00am Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. We congratulate Royden on reaching this important stage towards becoming a Deacon. We pray that God will shower Royden with abundant blessings as he continues his faith journey and we pray for blessings on his family as they assist him in achieving this.

RUAH: PARISH RENEWAL DAY
Saturday 16 June, 10am–3pm at the Catholic Leadership Centre, Cnr Victoria Parade and Hoddle Street, East Melbourne. The Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation invites parish leaders and volunteers to its annual parish renewal day, offering various workshops focused on enlivening and enriching core parish ministries such as liturgy, music, social justice, RCIA, youth, parish pastoral councils and hospitality. The theme for Ruah is ‘Breathing new life into parish ministries.’ Information from Suzanne Hermon on 9926 5761 or evangelisation@cam.org.au. Registrations at https://www.trybooking.com/VQTP.

WELCOMING GROUP
For those who are unaware, the Welcoming Group have a welcome cuppa for Parishioners

  • After the 8:30am Mass every 2nd Sunday
  • After the 10:30am Mass every 3rd Sunday

They are looking for volunteers to join them so they can cover the morning Masses every Sunday.  If you would like to join the group, please contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300.

MOVIE NIGHT
Our next movie night is scheduled for June 11 which is a public holiday. We will be screening The Shack rated M a Christian Movie about a father who after a family tragedy questions God’s existence and life’s purpose and finds answers on this spiritual journey. Starring Aussie actor Sam Worthington. Sausage Sizzle, Snacks, drinks and light entertainment starts at 5.30 with movie sharp at 6 pm. Gold Coin Donation. We hope you all can be there and support us in our ministry. If you would like to join, help or donate please call Rhea on 0419 046 809 or Royden on 0426 071 375. Young Adults Group

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – LISTEN TO WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING
Pope Francis has approved the Australian Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021. It is a significant moment for the Church in Australia to make decisions about the future. To prepare the agenda for the Plenary Council, all of God’s people are invited to reflect on the question: “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?” Find out more about the Plenary Council 2020 at the new website, now online: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au.

GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times e.g. bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. Good Samaritan ministry offers a confidential service by volunteers drawn mainly from the parish community. The ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action, and the chance to grow and learn in relating to others. Your commitment to the ministry is just 2 hours a fortnight.  We are looking for new members to join so If you would like  to join the ministry please call Anita on 0411772320.

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI – SUNDAY 3RD JUNE
There will be a procession of the Monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament around the School Oval on Sunday 3rd June. Kindly note that this will start at 10:20am SHARP, followed by Mass. All Welcome.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – FEAST OF THE HOLY TRINITY
“The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ…”              ROMANS 8:16-17
If we are heirs to the kingdom of God, shouldn’t we work to build up His kingdom? Shouldn’t we be good stewards of our inheritance, using our time in prayer, our talent in charitable works and our treasure to care for the Church that God has left to us? Our Church is a treasured heirloom from God. Do we treat it that way?

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection in the Hall.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues this Monday May 28 at 7 pm in the theaterette. We are reading Matthew . Come and join us for an interactive study of the Bible. New Members welcome. Enquiries Royden on 0426071375.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
No meeting for next 2 Sundays (27 May & 3 Jun) on account of University Exams.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP (HSI)
The Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship continues to run in the parish community Centre at 6:15pm on Sundays. This is a faith outreach program where members convene to pray, learn more about our faith and join in fellowship. We start a new module this Sunday and will learn more about ‘Making Disciples of all Nations’. All are welcome to join. Enquiries to Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654 or Francis Thomas on 0401 787 372.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Frances Quinn, Narnic Voshol, Joy Puno, Manani Pace, Carmen Agius and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Pauline Restall, Hishal Schiaer, Resuom Shiaer, , Poly Pynadath, Jack Piper, Anjaly Mathew, Tanya Pace and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe,  Virginia Jewers, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Jacintha Udawattage, Adrian Tully, Eileen Lewis, Loan Nguyen, Mellissa Caroline, Carmen Aguis, Margaret Craigie, Madison, Rita Dubowik, Beryl Proffit, Emidio Restall, John Flaherty, Teisha Heaney, Irene Arnold, Thelma French, Kath Meddings, Sasika Jurcic, James & Thomas Prathapasinghe and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 3 June 18

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / Grace Sharman

Readers – 2/3 June 18

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Indika Fernando

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 2/3 June 18

  6:00pm A. D’Lima / S. Martis / J. Poppen /E. Mills
  8:30am G. Sharman / Karen F. / R. Johnson / C. Coelho
10:30am C. Morcom / N&R Golaw / N. Costa
  5:00pm C. Skinner / J. Etiennette / S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi

Music Ministry – 2/3 June 18

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

PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre
Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass
Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
2nd & 4th Mondays Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette
27 May Feast of the Holy Trinity
  3 June Feast of Corpus Christi


ST. PETER’S SCHOOL FIRST COMMUNION
Parishioners, please note the following First Holy Communion dates. Please be aware that parking will be an issue at these masses.
Saturday, 26 May – 6:00pm
Sunday, 27 May – 10:30am

CHAPLAINCY SUNDAY APPEAL – 19/20 MAY
There will be an extra collection after all masses this weekend for this worthy cause, the Melbourne Archbishop’s Charitable Fund – Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal. Donations go towards supporting Chaplains who work with Patients and their families in public hospitals, People living with HIV/AIDS, Men and women in prisons, Young people in youth justice facilities, etc.

MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May. Could we please request volunteers to assist with these counts. The count is also required to be taken at the Filipino, Polish and Spanish masses for the first four weekends in May.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Masters Reyansh Shukla and Hunter Robinson and Miss Nicole O'Koye who are to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

WELCOMING GROUP
For those who are unaware, the Welcoming Group have a welcome cuppa for Parishioners

  • After the 8:30am Mass every 2nd Sunday
  • After the 10:30am Mass every 3rd Sunday

They are looking for volunteers to join them so they can cover the morning Masses every Sunday.  If you would like to join the group, please contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300.

GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times e.g. bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. Good Samaritan ministry offers a confidential service by volunteers drawn mainly from the parish community. The ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action, and the chance to grow and learn in relating to others. Your commitment to the ministry is just 2 hours a fortnight. We are looking for new members to join so If you would like  to join the ministry please call Anita on 0411 772 320.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study every second and fourth Monday  at 7 pm in the theatrette. We are reading Matthew . Come and join us for an interactive study of the Bible. New Members welcome. Enquiries Royden on 0426071375

MOVIE NIGHT
Our next movie night is scheduled for June 11 which is a public holiday. We will be screening The Shack rated M, a Christian Movie about a father who after a family tragedy questions God’s existence and life’s purpose and finds answers on this spiritual journey. Starring Aussie actor Sam Worthington. Sausage Sizzle, Snacks, drinks and light entertainment starts at 5:30pm with movie starting sharp at 6:00pm. Gold Coin Donation. We hope you all can be there and support us in our ministry. If you would like to join, help or donate please call Angelique (Young Adults Group) on 0420388231.

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – LISTEN TO WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING
Pope Francis has approved the Australian Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021. It is a significant moment for the Church in Australia to make decisions about the future. To prepare the agenda for the Plenary Council, all of God’s people are invited to reflect on the question: “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?” Find out more about the Plenary Council 2020 at the new website, now online: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au.

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI – SUNDAY 3rd JUNE
There will be a procession of the Monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament around the School Oval on Sunday 3rd June. Kindly note that this will start at 10:20am SHARP, followed by Mass. All Welcome.

GUIDELINES FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION
Copies of the Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion are kept in the Church foyer.  Please take a copy.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK are available for collection in the Hall.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – PENTECOST SUNDAY
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.”                                                          1 Corinthians 12:4-6

MASS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS
The Life, Marriage & Family Office warmly invite all expectant mothers and their families to the Mass for Expectant Mothers to celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 27 May at 11:00am. Expectant mothers who register will receive a small token of recognition. To register call: 9287 5587, online at www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily or email lmf@cam.org.au by Friday 18 May.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Willie Pace, Arthur Kearney, Kylie Collins, Mary Noronha and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Paul Pham, Antonh Dinh, Anna Nguyen, Maria Chi, Margherita & Elena Falzon, Maria & Antonio Sanchez, Bennie Manninen, Nicola Antonio Lettieri, Mary, Mercia De Alwis, Emmanuel Huu Duon Nguyen, Frank Catania, Irene Rush, Jose Santos, Camelo dela Cruz, Manuel Arce and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe,  Virginia Jewers, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Jacintha Udawattage, Adrian Tully, Eileen Lewis, Loan Nguyen, Mellissa Caroline, Carmen Aguis, Margaret Craigie, Madison, Rita Dubowik, Beryl Proffit, Emidio Restall, John Flaherty, Teisha Heaney, Irene Arnold and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 27 May 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira / Jeff Poppen

Readers – 26/27 May 18

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Sibrina Harry
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 26/27 May 18

  6:00pm J. Tramontana / B. Farrugia / E. Dalton / VOL
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L. Jones / VOL
10:30am V. Firman / S. DiBenedetto / M&Z D’Mello
  5:00pm i. Simangan / G. Siccita / D. Etiennette / VOL

Music Ministry – 26/27 May 18

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

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

MOTHER’S DAY BLESSING
May God’s many blessings be yours forever more. And may you know you’re valued and loved by the Lord, especially on this day that we have set aside to show our appreciation to the Mothers in our lives.

The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honour of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby's body. The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God's creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation. What on God's good earth is more glorious than this; to be a mother?
Joszef Cardinal Mindszenty

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays 6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre
Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5:00pm Mass
Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
19 May Pentecost Vigil. Starts at 7:00pm and ends after 5:00am Mass
20 May Pentecost Sunday
27 May Feast of the Holy Trinity
  3 June Feast of Corpus Christi


ST. PETER’S SCHOOL FIRST COMMUNION
We congratulate the Grade 4 Students who will be receiving their First Holy Communion this weekend. May the Body and Blood of Christ always be a central part of their lives and may they receive abundant blessings.

Parishioners, please note the following First Holy Communion dates. Please be aware that parking will be an issue at these masses.
Saturday, 26 May – 6:00pm
Sunday, 27 May – 10:30am

MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May. Could we please request volunteers to assist with these counts. The count is also required to be taken at the Filipino, Polish and Spanish masses for the first four weekends in May.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues this Monday at 7:00pm in the theatrette. We are at Matthew Ch 5. Come and join us for an interactive study of the Bible. New Members welcome. Enquiries Royden on 0426071375.

GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times e.g. bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. Good Samaritan ministry offers a confidential service by volunteers drawn mainly from the parish community. The ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action, and the chance to grow and learn in relating to others. Our next meeting is from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on TUESDAY MAY 15 in the THEATRETTE next to the parish office. Your commitment to the ministry is just 2 hours a fortnight.  We are looking for new members so If you would like to join the ministry please call Anita on 0411 772 320 or come along to our meeting on Tuesday May 15.

PENTECOST VIGIL – 19/20 MAY 2018
Our parish will celebrate the feast of the Pentecost by holding an all-night Vigil starting at 7:00pm on Saturday, May 19 and concluding with Mass at 5:00am on Sunday May 20. As usual there needs to be someone present at all times to keep watch before the Blessed Sacrament so we are asking for volunteers to please write their names and time available from 7:00pm up to 11:00pm on the Roster Sheet placed outside the Sacristy door. St. Peter's Prayer Group will be available from 11:00pm till after the 5:00am Mass. All are invited to attend. Thanking you in anticipation.

GUIDELINES FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION
Copies of the Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion are kept in the Church foyer.  Please take a copy.

MOVIE NIGHT
Our next movie night is scheduled for June 11 which is a public holiday. We will be screening The Shack rated M, a Christian Movie about a father who after a family tragedy questions God’s existence and life’s purpose and finds answers on this spiritual journey. Starring Aussie actor Sam Worthington. Sausage Sizzle, Snacks, drinks and light entertainment starts at 5:30pm with movie starting sharp at 6:00pm. Gold Coin Donation. We hope you all can be there and support us in our ministry. If you would like to join, help or donate please call Angelique (Young Adults Group) on 0420388231.

CHAPLAINCY SUNDAY APPEAL – 19/20 MAY
There will be an extra collection after all masses this weekend for this worthy cause, the Melbourne Archbishop’s Charitable Fund – Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal. Donations go towards supporting Chaplains who work with Patients and their families in public hospitals, People living with HIV/AIDS, Men and women in prisons, Young people in youth justice facilities, etc.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Dot Mulquinney, Geronimo Fernando Sr., Salvatore Puglisi, Lakmini Karunathilake, Lucy Catalan and all who passed away recently. 

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Ludgarda Caruana, Genoveffa Martelli, Felix, Stan & Anna Lozinski, Carmela & Joseph Pace, Ramon Alinea, Eardley Beck, Desmond Conns, Jose Baltero and all whose anniversaries occur at this time. 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe,  Virginia Jewers, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Jacintha Udawattage, Adrian Tully, Eileen Lewis, Loan Nguyen, Mellissa Caroline, Carmen Aguis, Margaret Craigie, Madison, Rita Dubowik, Beryl Proffit, Emidio Restall, John Flaherty, Moira Hardy, Teisha Heaney and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 20 May 18

L. Vasquez / T. Grisancic./.S. D’Silva / L De La Cruz

Readers – 19/20 May 18

  6:00pm Sonia Sabu Mathew
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Indika Fernando
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 19/20 May 18

  6:00pm E. Mills / H. Durski / Davy F. / Praful A.
  8:30am K. Fernandes / K. English / D&J Roga
10:30am L Ortega / . Delos Reyos / N Costa / C Morcom
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / J. Etiennette / Vol

Music Ministry – 19/20 May 18

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

25 April Anzac Day Mass at 8:30am
  4 May First Friday Mass & Adoration, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  5 May Healing Mass, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
13 May Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord
Mother’s Day
19 May Pentecost Vigil. Starts at 7:00pm and ends after 5:00am Mass
20 May Pentecost Sunday
27 May Feast of the Holy Trinity
  3 June Feast of Corpus Christi

 

ANZAC DAY REMEMBRANCE  MASS – WEDNESDAY 25th APRIL, 8.30 AM
Please join us for this special Mass which will include the Ode & Last Post. Kindly note, as it is a public holiday, Mass will be held in the Church not the Community Centre. All welcome.

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

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship continues to run on Sundays at 6:15pm at the parish Community Centre. This is a faith outreach program where members convene to study more about our faith along with prayers and fellowship. This Sunday we will focus on the topic of Christian Leadership. For more information on the school, please contact Sharon DSilva on 0430 099 654 or Francis Thomas on 0401 787 372.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Young Adult Group for ages 18 to 29 yrs continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00pm in for prayer, worship and discussion about God and faith. We welcome all youth to attend. Meet in the Parish hall at 6:00pm. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231.

WESTERN REGION SACRED MUSIC CONCERT, THOMAS CARR COLLEGE, 7:00PM MAY 10
On Thursday May 10, the following Colleges from the Western Region will be performing in a Sacred Music Concert at Thomas Carr College, Tarneit.

  • Marian College, Sunshine
  • Caroline Chisolm Catholic College, Braybrook
  • Sacred Heart College, Geelong
  • Mt St Joseph’s Girls College, Altona
  • Catholic Regional College, Caroline Springs
  • St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Tarneit
  • Thomas Carr College, Tarneit

No charge to attend the concert, but bookings are essential at
https://www.trybooking.com/UWLT.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – APRIL 22, 2018
“I am the good shepherd...and I lay down my life for the sheep…and they will heed my voice.” – John 10:14-16

When you pray, do you only ask Jesus for the things that you want? Do you ever ask Him what He wants from you? How do you listen for His response? Usually, the answer is in “quiet whispers”, so take time every day, in silence, to actively listen for His response.

MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May. Could we please request volunteers to assist with these counts. The count is also required to be taken at the Filipino, Polish and Spanish masses for the first four weekends in May.

SCHOOL FIRST COMMUNION MASS DATES
Parishioners, please note the following dates that children from St. Peter’s will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking will be an issue at these masses.

Saturday, 12 May – 6:00pm
Sunday, 13 May – 10:30am
Saturday, 26 May – 6:00pm
Sunday, 27 May 1– 10:30am

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY, 22nd APRIL
Today is the World Day of Vocations. Pope Francis tells us: We will never discover the special, personal calling that God has in mind for us if we remain enclosed in ourselves, in our usual way of doing things… We could lose the chance to dream big and to play our part in the unique and original story that God wants to write with us.

God calls young people from our local communities to serve as priests and consecrated religious. We all have a role to play in helping young people to ‘dream big’ and hear this call. What can I do to foster vocations from this community?

Pope Francis – Message for 2018 World Day of Vocations
‘It will not fill our hearts if we keep standing by the window with the excuse of waiting for the right time, without accepting this very day the risk of making a decision. Vocation is today! The Christian mission is now! Each one of us is called to become a witness of the Lord, here and now.

‘We should not wait to be perfect in order to respond with our generous “yes”, nor be fearful of our limitations and sins, but instead open our hearts to the voice of the Lord.’

without accepting this very day the risk of making a decision. Vocation is today! The Christian mission is now! Each one of us is called to become a witness of the Lord, here and now.

‘We should not wait to be perfect in order to respond with our generous “yes”, nor be fearful of our limitations and sins, but instead open our hearts to the voice of the Lord.’

A prayer request
You might know of a young person in the parish, in your family or an acquaintance whom you think would make a good priest or religious. Why not pray for them by name on a regular basis? Carry them with you ‘spiritually’ to Mass on Sunday. Sometimes the Lord uses us as his instruments to encourage vocations.

MANY THANKS to the Nguyen Family for donating a TV and VCR following our request last weekend. The TV was much appreciated by the family who pass on their sincere thanks for the same. God Bless You.
Good Samaritan Ministry.

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

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Anna Marie Medel, Connie Portelli, Graziella Casabene,  Amabile Falzon, Margherita Falzon, Serafin Tadena Sr., Desmond Conn, Joseph Mau, Agnes Thoi, Joachim Phuoc, William Shanks and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Margaret Craigie, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Leeandra D'Souza, Shanthi Dass, Rose Farrugia, James Wiliams, Virginia Jewers, Magdalena Marquez, Carmen Augies, Chris, May Rizkallah, Christine Holt , Elzbieta Sobkowicz, Jacintha Udawattage, Arlette Musique and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 29 Apr 18

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers – 28/29 Apr 18

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 28/29 Apr 18

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / E. Mills / S. D’Silva / VOLUNTEER
  8:30am C. Coelho / G. Sharman / G. Siccita / K. English
10:30am S. DiBenedetto / V. Firman / 2 X VOLUNTEERS
  5:00pm S. Simangan / D&A Etiennette / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry – 28/29 Apr 18

  6:00pm Filiorum Dei
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am 5th Sunday Choir
  5:00pm Youth Band

 

 

 


PARISH NEWS

BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS AND THEIR UNBORN BABIES
To mark the Feast of the Annunciation celebrated on Monday 9th April, Father will be giving a special blessing for all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses this weekend.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

21 April KNK & Young Adults group hosting the Praise & Worship on Saturday, 21 April at 2:30pm
25 April Anzac Day Mass at 8:30am
4 May First Friday Mass & Adoration, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
5 May Healing Mass, 1:30pm to 4:30pm


HIS SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship commences at 6:15pm on Sunday, 15th April at the Parish Community Centre. This is a faith outreach program where members convene to study more about our faith along with prayers and fellowship. For more information on the school, please call Sharon DSilva on 0430 099 654 or Francis Thomas on 0401 787 372.

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A reminder to please return all Project Compassion boxes either to the Parish Office or by leaving them on the table outside the Sacristy after the weekend Masses. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Aida and Carlos Lopez, Louisa Agatep and Mason Farrugia who are to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

MOVIE NIGHT FRIDAY APRIL 20TH AT 7:00PM
Our Young Adults will be hosting the next movie night on Friday April 20, 2018. We will be screening the movie War Room PG a family story about the power of prayer. Gold Coin Donation. Sausage Sizzle, drinks and snacks with light entertainment commences 7:00pm for a movie start of 7:30pm. All parishioners, friends and family are welcome. It is a movie for all ages. All funds go towards the activities of our young adults group. Come and show your support. If you would like to help or donate please call Angelique on 0420 338 231.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Young Adult Group for ages 18 to 29 yrs continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00pm in for prayer, worship and discussion about God and faith. We welcome all youth to attend. Meet in the Parish hall at 6:00pm. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231.

KNK/YOUNG ADULTS – PRAISE AND WORSHIP
The Young Adults group will be joining with KNK to host the KNK Praise and Worship session on Saturday 21st April. This will include adoration, praise and worship and a special talk by one of the youth leaders. Commencing in the Church at 2:30pm followed by fellowship and light refreshments. We welcome all parishioners to attend.

WESTERN REGION SACRED MUSIC CONCERT, THOMAS CARR COLLEGE, 7:00PM MAY 10
On Thursday May 10, the following Colleges from the Western Region will be performing in a Sacred Music Concert at Thomas Carr College, 35 Thomas Carr Drive, Tarneit.

  • Marian College, Sunshine
  • Caroline Chisolm Catholic College, Braybrook
  • Sacred Heart College, Geelong
  • Mt St Joseph’s Girls College, Altona
  • Catholic Regional College, Caroline Springs
  • St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Tarneit
  • Thomas Carr College, Tarneit

There is no charge to attend the concert, however bookings are essential. If you would like to attend, please go to https://www.trybooking.com/UWLT.

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY 2018
Next Sunday is the World Day of Vocations. In his Letter for this Day, Pope Francis reminds us:

‘God comes silently and discreetly, without imposing on our freedom. Thus it can happen that his voice is drowned out by the many worries and concerns that fill our minds and hearts.’

Let us all offer one prayer this week for the young people that we know. Let us pray that they will hear the voice of the Good Shepherd amidst the daily events of their lives.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – APRIL 15, 2018 - 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER
“Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ But they were startled and frightened…” – LUKE 24:36-37

Throughout the day we have many opportunities to “see the face of Jesus” in others and to “be the face of Jesus” to others. Do we take that opportunity to provide “peace” to those we encounter or are we afraid of what others will think of us and do nothing? Pray for the strength to live a “God-centered” life and not a “self-centered” life.

SMALL TV
Our Good Samaritan Ministry has been requested by a family, the need for a small TV in working condition. If you have a spare one that you are not using and wish to donate please call or text Royden on 0426 071 375 or drop off at the parish office. Thank You.

FREE TALKS ON CATHOLIC THEOLOGY
Each Sunday, 12pm at Simons College, 33 Howard Street, West Melbourne (2 doors from St Mary Star of the Sea)

What do Catholics really believe? Find out in free 50-minute talks on basic theology, with question time following, given each Sunday after 10.30 Mass by Father Anthony Bernal (of Opus Dei), parish priest of St Mary Star of the Sea. Catholics and all faith-seekers welcome. Call Maryse on 0478 639 162.

FEAST OF SAN PEDRO CALUNGSOD
Filipino Mass, Sunday 22 April. Procession at 11:45am followed by mass and fellowship.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Aniseta Esmakel, Ramon Alinea and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Owen Carroll, Elena De La Cruz, Antonio Grisansitch, Sam Sultana, Leon Gill, Lishan & Nalika De Alwis, Eardley Beck, Desmond Conns, Wadih Rizkallah, Marissa Cruz, Jose Golaw, Lorna Anderson, Victoria Sapiano, Walter Gilhooly and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Margaret Craigie, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Leeandra D'Souza, Shanthi Dass, Rose Farrugia, James Wiliams, Virginia Jewers, Magdalena Marquez, Carmen Augies, Chris, May Rizkallah, Christine Holt , Elzbieta Sobkowicz, Manuel Ochoa and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 22 Apr 18

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Peter Francis

Readers – 21/22 Apr 18

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 21/22 Apr 18

  6:00pm D&J Roga / D. Fernandes / H. Durski
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / 2 X Volunteers
10:30am C. Morcom / Z. D’Mello / N. Costa / M. Naufahu
  5:00pm I. Simangan / S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 21/22 Apr 18

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

 

PARISH NEWS

 THANK YOU FROM FR. VINCENT & DCN. CHARLES

  • To Allgreen Nursery, Charles Buttigieg and all who very kindly donated the Palm and Cypress cuttings for our Palm Sunday masses.
  • To all who worked so hard both behind the scenes and at the services to ensure that everything went through so smoothly. Without your help we could not achieve this.

May the spirit of the Risen Christ always live within you, and may you always have the gift of Love, the blessing of Hope, and the Promise of Peace.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING APRIL 2018
The next Baptism Formation Meeting will be held this Monday, 9th April at 7:00pm in Church.  Please use the door beside the school office to gain entry into the church.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP for ages 18 to 29 yrs continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00pm in the theatrette (near the parish office) to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together.

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A reminder to please return all Project Compassion boxes either to the Parish Office or by leaving them on the table outside the Sacristy after the weekend Masses. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

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

THE MISSIONARY SISTERS OF ST. PETER CLAVER will hold their Annual Mission Concert on Sunday 15 April, 2018 at the St. Peter Claver Hall, 154 Cotham Road, Kew - commencing 2pm. Admission is free – a collection will be taken during the Concert. Proceeds will go to assist Sisters of St. John the Baptist, in Dibrugarh, Assam India to give an education for the poor children.`

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

9 April Baptism Formation Meeting at 7:00pm in church
25 April Anzac Day Mass, 8:30am
4 May First Friday Mass & Adoration, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
5 May Healing Mass, 1:30 to 4:30pm

MOVIE NIGHT FRIDAY APRIL 20TH AT 7:00PM
Our Young Adults will be hosting the next movie night on Friday April 20, 2018. We will be screening the movie War Room PG a family story about the power of prayer. Gold Coin Donation. Sausage Sizzle, drinks and snacks with light entertainment commences 7:00pm for a movie start of 7:30pm. All parishioners, friends and family are welcome. It is a movie for all ages. All funds go towards the activities of our young adults group. Come and show your support. If you would like to help or donate please call Angelique on 0420 338 231.

SMALL TV
Our Good Samaritan Ministry has been requested by a family, the need for a small TV in working condition. If you have a spare one that you are not using and wish to donate please call or text Royden on 0426 071 375 or drop off at the parish office. Thank You.

FREE TALKS ON CATHOLIC THEOLOGY
Each Sunday, 12pm at Simons College, 33 Howard Street, West Melbourne (2 doors from St Mary Star of the Sea)

What do Catholics really believe? Find out in free 50-minute talks on basic theology, with question time following, given each Sunday after 10.30 Mass by Father Anthony Bernal (of Opus Dei), parish priest of St Mary Star of the Sea. Catholics and all faith-seekers welcome. Details: Maryse on 0478 639 162.

TERM 2 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS FOR PARISHES
See noticeboard for further information. 

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – 8TH APRIL 2018
The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own...” – ACTS 4:32

All that we are and all that we have is a gift from God! Think of your family, your friends, your talents, your abilities and your money – these are all gifts from God! We aren’t really owners of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has blessed us with.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Ramon Alinea, Linda Piazza, Fr. Ernie Smith, Steve Stangel, and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Maxwell Poppen, Reynaldo Natividad, Antonino Failla, Giuseppe Cassisi, Judith & Sebastian D’Cruz, Afra & Isidon Fernandes, Lorna Anderson, Elena de la Cruz, Antonio Grisanich, Terry McGovern, Nick Adamo, Victoria Sapiano, Manuel Lacerna and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Thelma French, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Leeandra D'Souza, Shanthi Dass, Rose Farrugia, James Wiliams, Virginia Jewers, Magdalena Marquez, Carmen Augies, Chris, May Rizkallah, Christine Holt , Elzbieta Sobkowicz and all who are ill in our Parish.

REFLECTION ON DIVINE MERCYOur Gospel (John 20: 19-31) recounts one of the Post-Resurrection appearances of Jesus to his disciples, where Jesus appears to his disciples, coming through locked doors and says Peace be with you breathing upon them the Holy Spirit and communicating His authority to forgive sins. However, Thomas was not present and when the other disciples said to him, We have seen the Lord, he said to them, Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe. A week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them.  Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, Peace be with you. Then he said to Thomas, Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.  Thomas answered and said to him, My Lord and my God! Thomas’s response in his encounter with the Risen Lord, “My Lord and My God" reveals the very heart of prayer as a call to adoration and communion with God. It has become the exclamation for millions, when faced with the Mystery of Mysteries, the Holy Eucharist, at the elevation during Mass.

Pope St Gregory the Great preached a marvelous homily on this encounter between Thomas and the Risen Lord. In it he asked: What conclusion, dear brethren, do you come to? Surely it was not by chance that this chosen disciple was missing in the first place? Or that on his return he heard, that hearing he doubted, that doubting he touched, and that touching he believed? It was by divine dispensation and not by chance that things so fell out. Jesus turned Thomas’s doubt into an event of Mercy for generations to come. Out of the repentance born from seeing Mercy Incarnate, touching the wounds of His Divine love, came that response, those wonderful words that have formed the most profound of personal prayers for millennia “My Lord and My God”. Pope St Gregory was so right; Thomas’ doubt healed the wounds of all of our doubts. Today we join with our Holy Father Pope Francis and Catholics throughout the whole world, in celebrating the Feast of Divine Mercy. To Saint Faustina Our Lord said: "I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of my tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of my mercy. This day we are invited to approach the throne of Mercy and cry out with St. Thomas: "My Lord and My God" (Jn 20:28). Those who do are forever changed.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 15 Apr 18

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 14/15 Apr 18

  6:00pm Matthew Reuter
  8:30am Everly Stowers
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 14/15 Apr 18

  7:30pm M. Nelhropp / S. Martis / Josie T. / Praful A.
  8:30am K. Fernandes / L&B Jones / J. Phal Lai
10:30am l. Ortega / V. Firman / S. Delos Reyos / Volunteer
  5:00pm J D&M Etiennette / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 14/15 Apr 18

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION – TUESDAY, TUESDAY 27TH MARCH, 7:00PM
There will be 7 Priests available for confession, including a Spanish and a Polish Priest who will hear confessions in their language on the night. All welcome.

DON’T BE LATE FOR EASTER SUNDAY MASS – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
A reminder that Daylight Savings ends on Sunday 1ST April 2018. Clocks are turned back 1 hour at 3:00am to 2:00am.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING APRIL 2018
Please note that as the first Monday of April is Easter Monday, the next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on the 2nd Monday, 9th April at 7:00pm in Church.

DONATION OF PALMS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
We would like to extend our gratitude to All Green Nursery, Charles Buttigieg and all others who have kindly donated palms to decorate the Church and for distribution to all parishioners.

HOLY THURSDAY 29TH MARCH – MASS 7:30PM VIGIL UP TO 11:00PM
We are seeking volunteers to keep watch before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass. Could you write your name and the time that you will be available on the clipboards at the back of the Church. Thank you.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE – EASTER SUNDAY, 1st APRIL, AFTER 8:30AM & 10:30AM MASSES
Sausages will be on sale for $1.00 each after both Masses. ALL proceeds will go to Caritas – Project Compassion. A heartfelt thank you to DANIEL O'CONNOR for generously donating all the food. Thank you also to the Welcoming Group for coordinating the Sausage Sizzle

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
Could you please start returning all boxes either to the Parish Office or by leaving them in the basket on the table outside the Sacristy. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION
There will only be one collection on Good Friday with all proceeds going to the upkeep and restoration of the Churches and Shrines in the Holy Land. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

READINGS FOR EASTER TRIDUUM

HOLY THURSDAY
1st Reading:   Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14
Resp. Psalm:   Ps 115:12-13, 15-18
2nd Reading:   1 Cor 11:23-26
Gospel Acclamation:   Jn13:34
Gospel:   Jn 13:1-15
GOOD FRIDAY
1st Reading:   Is 52:13-53:12
Resp. Psalm:   Ps 30:2,6,12-13,15-17,25
2nd Reading:    Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel Acclamation:   Phil 2:8-9
Gospel:   Jn 18:1-19:42
EASTER VIGIL
1st Reading:   Gen.1:1-2:2,
Resp Psalm:   Ps103,1-2,5-6,10,12-14,24,35.R.cf.v.30
2nd Reading:   Gen. 22:1-18,
Resp. Psalm:   Ps 15:5,8-11,R.v.1
3rd Reading:   Ex 14:15-15:1.
Canticle:   Ex 15:1-6,17-18.R.v.1.
EASTER SUNDAY
1st Reading:   Acts 10:34,37-43
Resp. Psalm:   Ps 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23, R.v.24
2nd Reading:   Col 3:1-4
Gospel Acclamation:   1 Cor 5:7-8
Gospel:   Jn 20:1-9

HOLY WEEK / EASTER / DIVINE MERCY TIMETABLE

RECONCILIATION RITE II Tuesday 27 March, 7:00pm in Church
PALM SUNDAY, 24/25 MARCH
6:00pm – Vigil Mass, Sat 24 March 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:00pm – Masses
HOLY THURSDAY, 29 MARCH
7:30pm  – Mass of the Lord’s Supper including Washing of the Feet and vigil until 11:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY, 30 MARCH 10:00am – Stations of the Cross 3:00pm   – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion &  Divine Mercy Novena
EASTER VIGIL, SATURDAY 31 MARCH
7:30pm – Mass
EASTER SUNDAY 1 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am –  Masses
N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
30 March – Good Friday – After 3:00pm Service
31 March – Holy Saturday – 9:00am followed by Confessions
1 – 6 April (Sunday to Friday) – After 8:30am Mass
7 April (Saturday) – After 9:15am Mass
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, 8 APRIL
2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confessions
3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass
5:00pm – Mass as usual
CONFESSIONS
Saturdays – After 9:15am Mass
Wednesdays – After 7:00pm Mass
Holy Saturday – At 9:00am

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Lucy Zanatta, Juliana Toncic, Eddie Gresle, Tony Davidson, Adrian Sahra, Verion Stroud and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Geoff Dalton, Phillip Jones, Lewis Vella, Gwenda Henry, Charlie Brissa, Joseph & Catherine Brissa, George Carabott, Jim Costa, Maria Tin, Alex D’Souza, Anthony Henriques and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Thelma French, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Leeandra D'Souza, Shanthi Dass, Rose Farrugia, James Wiliams, Virginia Jewers, Magdalena Marquez, Carmen Augies, Chris, May Rizkallah and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

 Money Counters - 1 Apr 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira / Jeff Poppen

Easter Sunday Readers – 31 Mar/1 Apr 18

  7:30pm S. Harry/S. D’Silva/B. Steinhauer./E. Dalton
  8:30am L. Vasquez
10:30am W. D’Cruz
  5:00pm NO MASS

Easter Sunday Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 31 Mar/1 Apr 18

  7:30pm Bernadette / Maria  M. / Maria  N. / Davy / Stanley / Connie
  8:30am Ellen / Karen / Rayleen / Halina / Bernice / Vol
10:30am Nina / Grace / Vicki / Evelyn / Kath / Sally DiB
  5:00pm NO MASS

Easter Sunday Music Ministry – 31 Mar/1 Apr 18

  7:30pm Youth Band & Eagles
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm NO MASS