PARISH NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 28 October 18

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 27/28 October 18

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 27/28 October 18

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

Music Ministry – 27/28 October 18

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


PARISH NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 21 October 18

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 20/21 October 18

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 20/21 October 18

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

Music Ministry – 20/21 October 18

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


PARISH NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOSEPH’S CORNER

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

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

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

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

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

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 14 October 18

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Francis Nayagam

Readers – 13/14 October 18

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion  - 13/14 October 18

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

Music Ministry – 13/14 October 18

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

 

PARISH NEWS

SPECIAL HEALING MASS
There will be a special Healing Mass in our church on Thursday, 27 September at 7:00pm by Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran, VC from Divine Australia. Fr. Augustine is the Director of the Divine Retreat Centre at Potta in India. Praise and Worship by Glen and Teresa La’Rive. All are invited to attend this special Healing Mass.

PARISH REFURBISHMENT
As advised earlier, we are very close to agreeing to a refurbishment of the car park to be undertaken during the school holidays (September 22 to October 7). Given the limited time available and to expeditiously complete the work within the school holidays, the entire car park will be closed to the public from Saturday 22nd September to October 7th 2018. Hence, parking will not be available in the car park for those days. The end date is subject to weather conditions permitting smooth work. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience but once work is completed, we will get a refurbished car park with additional car spaces and pedestrian markings, to make safer movement of students to the school and parishioners to the church. Thank you for your patience. Further details will be provided at weekend masses.
Building Projects Team.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – ADDITIONAL COLLECTION
There will be an additional collection this weekend, 22/23 September for the work of St. Vincent de Paul Members in the St. Peter’s Parish area.  Your anticipated generosity is acknowledged and urgently needed. Thank you.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Please note that the HSI School of Discipleship will not be holding sessions on September 23rd and September 30th on account of school holidays. The next session will be on October 7th, 2018 at 6:15pm in the Community Centre.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on Monday September 24th at 7:00pm in the theatrette. We are at Matthew Ch 12. Come and experience an interactive study of the Bible.

YOUTH MASS
Parish Youth Mass is at 5:00pm on Sunday 23rd September. All youth of the parish are requested to attend this mass with a special blessing for all youth. There will be fellowship after mass with an opportunity to meet the youth ministry leaders. We wish to see many youth attend.

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

FIAT YOUTH CONGRESS 2018 – 4 TO 7 OCTOBER
An event for young people to help them understand and appreciate faith more for themselves and to apply in practice to their lives to pursue God's will. There will be talks, prayers, workshops, games, live performances, holy mass and confession. 9:00am to 5:00pm each day at Thomas Carr College, Tarneit. Cost $99 includes lunch and afternoon tea for all 4 days.  Ages 15+. Contact Nina 0431 003 280 or Marc Louie 0425 141 660. Online registration www.fiatcongress.com

LIFE, MARRIAGE & FAMILY SUNDAY – 7TH OCTOBER
Father will be giving a special blessing for pregnant mums and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses on the weekend of 6/7 October.

JOSEPH’S CORNER

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

ROSTERS FOR READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS, PIETY STORE & COMMUNION TO THE SICK are ready for collection from the Hall from this weekend. Please collect your copy as soon as possible.

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

ST. PADRE PIO'S RELICS COMING TO MELBOURNE
Monday 1st October, St. Mary Church, 97 Railway Street, North Altona
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s death, some of his relics, accompanied by Fr. Gian Maria Di Giorgio from San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, are traveling to Melbourne this month. The visit is part of a nation-wide tour of Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. The relics will be venerated between 7:00pm and 9:00pm and before and after the 7:30pm Mass organized by the Padre Pio Prayer Group. Enquiries: (03) 9819 3775.

THANK YOU FROM CARITAS AUSTRALIA FOR PROJECT COMPASSION 2018 CAMPAIGN
Dear people of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, I wish to think you very sincerely for your wonderful and generous response to the Caritas Australia Project Compassion 2018 appeal ‘For a Just Future’. The Catholic community of Melbourne donated $1,514,019 to the appeal – a major contribution to supporting the poorest of the poor in the over 25 countries where Caritas Australia supports programs. Across Australia the appeal raised around $10.8 million, money that will make a real difference in lifting people out of poverty, and giving many the opportunity to build secure lives, free from poverty and hunger. Since the end of the Project Compassion 2018 campaign Caritas Australia has continued, with your generous help, to provide assistance to those areas hit by disasters like the flooding in Kerala, India, and Typhoon Manghkut in the Philippines, as well as ongoing development work. Again, thanks for your help in enabling Caritas Australia to be the gospel in action.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Thelma French, Zygmunt Kruc, Denis Vincent Lynam and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Harry Smith, Carmelo (Carl) Ravineschi, Rosa Pimentel, Alice Billings, Poshan Misquitta, Rosy D'Souza, Maria Hauk, Emmanuel Fernando, Vincent Fernando, Thesiamma John and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Charlie Xerxien, Jamilton Dabu, Luz de la Cruz, Melissa Caroline, Fran Kisielewski, Lissett Lopez, Josie Walsh, Philomena Cleur, Lorraine, Christie Rivera, Carlo Rivera, Lewis Caruana, Margaret English, Robert Wells, Justin Worsley, Steny Alex, Rosa Carullo, Beatrice Morgan, Anne Kelly, Pat King, Gayle Ryan, Fr. Samuel Chetcuti, Jack & Dorothy Collins and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 30 September 18

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 29/30 September 18

  6:00pm Agnes D’Lima
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 29/30 September 18

  6:00pm B. Fernandes / Josie T. / E. Mills / D. Fernandez
  8:30am S. Gomez / E. Stowers / D&J Roga
10:30am Z. D’Mello / C. Morcom / N. Costa / L. Ortega
  5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / G. Siccita / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 29/30 September 18

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

 

PARISH NEWS

FR. VINCENT AWAY AT CONFERENCE
Parishioners, please note that Fr. Vincent will be away at a Conference for Priests from Monday 10th September until Saturday 15th September.  During his absence Fr. Eugene will celebrate the masses. Fr. Vincent will return to celebrate the Saturday evening Mass.

THANK YOU FR. EUGENE for your stay and assistance in our parish while Fr. Vincent is away.

CONGRATULATIONS to Royden D’Souza on being ordained a Deacon on Saturday, 8th September.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFIRMATIONS – SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER, 10:30AM MASS
We congratulate all the Sunday School Children who will be confirmed by Bishop Mark Edwards OMI at the 10:30am Mass this Sunday. We pray that our Lord will nourish and strengthen them throughout their faith journey.

ROSTERS FOR READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS, PIETY STORE & COMMUNION TO THE SICK are ready for collection from the Hall from this weekend. Please collect your copy as soon as possible.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship commenced on 12th August. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the past 2 consecutive years in our parish and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. We are currently in our fourth week and the response has been good. The first five weeks are a come and see whether you would like to join. We meet every Sunday at 6:15pm in the community centre. All are welcome. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

YOUTH MASS
Our parish will hold a youth Mass on Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 5:00pm. All youth and young adults are invited to attend at which time Fr. Vincent will provide a special blessing to the youth of our parish. All youth and young adults of our parish are invited to stay back after mass for fellowship.

LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL FROM THE ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE
Referring to the letter from Pope Francis on the subject of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up that has often accompanied, our Archbishop, the Most Rev Peter Comensoli makes some of the following comments. To see the full letter, please check the noticeboards.  Copies of the letter are also available at the rear of the church.

“I associate myself with these words, and the whole content of Pope’s Francis’ letter: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-08/pope-francis-letter-people-of-god-sexual-abuse.html.

No words of apology – while always needed – will ever be enough to right the evil done to those who have been abused, and those who were not listened to and believed. Efforts to repair the harm done – while entirely necessary – cannot overcome the evil perpetrated upon innocent children and vulnerable adults, and the harm experienced by families and communities.

Therefore, and looking ahead, it falls to me, as your Archbishop, to ensure that our local Church in Melbourne is unequivocally committed to attending to the harm done, prioritising the dignity and care of all who are young and vulnerable, rebuilding trust among our people, and creating safe environments in our communities, agencies and organisations. This is the way of Jesus Christ. It must be my way. And I invite you to join with me in making it our common Gospel way.

PARISH REFURBISHMENT
We are pleased to announce that the parish refurbishment works are complete and all masses will now be held in the church. The School and the Parish have also taken the opportunity to review repair to the entire car park which will result in better lanes and additional car parks. As such vehicle access to the church will be restricted. We expect the car park to be repaired in the upcoming school holidays. We do understand that this will cause further inconvenience in movement of traffic to the church and thank you for your continued understanding.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on Monday (September 10) in the theatrette from 7:00pm. We are at Matthew Ch 12. New members welcome. Come and experience what God is speaking to us through His Word. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375

ST PADRE PIO'S RELICS COMING TO MELBOURNE
Monday 1st October, St. Mary Church, 97 Railway Street, North Altona
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s death, some of his relics, accompanied by Fr. Gian Maria Di Giorgio from San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, are traveling to Melbourne this month. The visit is part of a nation-wide tour of Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. The relics will be venerated between 7:00pm and 9:00pm and before and after the 7:30pm Mass organized by the Padre Pio Prayer Group. Enquiries: (03) 9819 3775.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Elizabeth Slee, Maria Sumcad, Bridget, Ingeburg Muller, Francis Sorrentino and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Brian Rego, Raymond Linning, Vera Fernandez, Cuthbert Alves, Norma Lord, Mary Davidson, Michael Bloxham, John Tanti, Joseph & Carmen Tanti, Anthony & Preziosa Bartolo, Doris Bartolo, Edgar Borg, Lucy Rixon, Victor Cocks, Karl Schott, Joseph Varkey, Michele Scrofani, Vincenza Siccita, Ted Hallinan, Pamela Boother, Dayangani Fonseka, John D’Rozario, Alex Coelho and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Charlie Xerxien, Jamilton Dabu, Luz de la Cruz, Melissa Caroline, Fran Kisielewski, Lissett Lopez, Josie Walsh,Philomena Cleur, Lorraine, Christie Rivera, Carlo Rivera, Lewis Caruana, Margaret English, Robert Wells, Justin Worsley, Joe di Benedetto, Steny Alex, Rosa Carullo, Liam Heywood and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 Money Counters - 16 September 18

Pravin Albquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 15/16 September 18

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Dominic Hankins
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Youth Group

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 15/16 September 18

  6:00pm D. Fernandez. / B. Farrugia / D&J Roga
  8:30am J. Phan Lai / Karen F. / G. Sharman / C. Coelho
10:30am M&Z D’Mello / S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega
  5:00pm Youth Group

Music Ministry – 15/16 September 18

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

 

PARISH NEWS

The next MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING will be held on Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 10:00 am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

ROYDEN D’SOUZA will be assisting for the first time as Deacon at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday 9th September in our church. All are invited. Please bring a plate of finger food to share at the fellowship after Mass.

ROSTERS FOR READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS, PIETY STORE & COMMUNION TO THE SICK are ready for collection from the Hall from this weekend. Please collect your copy as soon as possible.

URGENT. Have you borrowed a PYX from the Sacristy? Please return all pyxes so that other volunteers who need them have access to them. Thank you.

NATURAL DISASTERS HOME & ABROAD
A letter from the Most Rev Peter A. Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne relating to the natural disasters at home and abroad has been placed on the noticeboards. The Archbishop draws our attention to the fires and droughts in Australia and the Kerala floods.

KERALA FLOODS - CARITAS ACTIONS
Many priests and parishioners would be aware of the flood disaster that has hit the Indian state of Kerala. Caritas India is one of the agencies providing support for the people of Kerala at this time. Caritas Australia, through our Asia Emergency Fund, is providing support to Caritas India, and will continue to monitor the needs of the people of Kerala. Our Asia Emergency Fund can be accessed through the Caritas website, www.caritas.org.au. In the meantime we can all pray for our distressed brothers and sisters in Kerala.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

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

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

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

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • There will be no First Friday Devotion on Friday, 7 September because of Our Lady’s Novena and fellowship.
  • Eugene will celebrate the 9:15am Mass on Saturday 8 September as Fr. Vincent will be attending Royden’s Diaconate Mass at the Cathedral.

HEALING MASS
The next Healing Mass will be held on Saturday, 1st September from 1:30pm.  All are invited.

PARISH REFURBISHMENT
We are pleased to announce that the parish refurbishment works are almost complete and day masses will now be held in the church. The School and the Parish have also taken the opportunity to review repair to the entire car park which will result in better lanes and additional car parks. As such vehicle access to the church will be restricted. We expect the car park to be repaired in the upcoming school holidays. We do understand that this will cause further inconvenience in movement of traffic to the church and thank you for your continued understanding.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship commenced on 12th August. The first five weeks are a come and see whether you would like to join. We meet every Sunday at 6:15pm in the community centre. All are welcome. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

MOVIE NIGHT
Thank you to all those who braved a chilly evening and came for the Movie Night which was much enjoyed by all. We also collected $270 for the Young Adults Ministry activities. Thank you. Young Adults

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on Monday (August 27) in the theatrette from 7 pm. We are at Matthew Ch 12. New members welcome. Come and experience what God is speaking to us through His Word. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375

SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFIRMATIONS – SUN 9TH SEPT, 10:30 AM MASS
Advance notice re parking issues for this Mass, we thank you for your understanding.

ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY APPEAL FOR THE PRIESTS RETIREMENT FOUNDATION
This appeal will be conducted the weekend of Sept 1/2. The appeal helps raise funds to enable the Foundation to care for our priests who are in retirement by way of providing them with accommodation, medical care and support.

NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 30 Aug until the feast day on 8 Sep. The 9th day, 7 September, will end with a shared supper.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share. We are looking for people to lead the Rosary each day of the novena.  If you would like to do so, please call the parish office on 9749 4300 as soon as possible. Thank you.

Day 1 Thu 30 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 2 Fri 31 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer.
Day 3 Sat 1 Sept

8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer followed by Morning Prayer &

9:15am Mass

Day 4 Sun 2 Sept

8:00am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer

8:30am Mass

Day 5 Mon 3 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 6 Tue 4 Sept 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 7 Wed 5 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to Rosary
Day 8 Thu 6 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 9 Fri 7 Sep

7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer followed by supper in the hall – please bring plate of finger food to share.

Note: No First Friday Devotion.

Sat 8 Sept:           

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

9:15am – Mass

Parishioners are invited to bring along their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on a table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr Joseph Dargan PE, Fr Thomas ‘Tom’ Brophy PE, Jesus Torres, Elizabeth Surin, Mary Portelli, Linda Miles and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Martin Lopez, Alex Dass, Alfred Gauci, Eardley Bec, Allan Platel, Carmela Pace, Harold Pountney, Bonnie Coghlan, Anne Anderson, Gwenda McDonald, Andrew Mulquiney, Natividad Medel, Leonila Buenaventura and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Charlie Xerxien, Jamilton Dabu, Luz de la Cruz, Melissa Caroline, Fran Kisielewski, Lissett Lopez, Josie Walsh,Philomena Cleur, Lorraine, Christie Rivera, Carlo Rivera, Lewis Caruana, Margaret English, Glen Reigo and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

 Money Counters - 2 September 18

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Francis Nayagam

Readers – 1/2 September 18

  6:00pm Sharon D'Silva
  8:30am Romayne Albuquerque
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 1/2 September 18

  6:00pm A. D'Lima / J. Poppen / E. Mills / S. Martis
  8:30am G. Sharman / R. Johnson / C. Coelho / Karen F.
10:30am V. Firman / N&R Golaw / S. DiBenedetto
  5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / J. Phan Lai / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 1/2 September 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST, 10:30AM MASS
We congratulate all the Sunday School Children receiving the Holy Eucharist for the first time this Sunday. We pray that our Lord will nourish and strengthen them throughout their faith journey.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Chloe Hargreaves & Ella Hargreaves 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’S DEACON ORDINATION AT ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Royden D'Souza will be ordained as Deacon on Saturday, 8th September 2018 at the 10:00am Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. A bus service to the Cathedral has been organised by the parish at a cost of $10.00 per person (return trip). Anyone wishing to avail of this bus service must register their names along with the payment of $10.00 in the parish office ASAP as seats are limited. The bus will leave the church carpark at 8:30am sharp so please ensure you are seated in the bus by 8:15am.

ROYDEN D’SOUZA will be assisting for the first time as Deacon at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday 9th September in our church. All are invited. Please bring a plate of finger food to share at the fellowship after Mass.

PLEASE NOTE

  • There will be no First Friday Devotion on Friday, 7 September because of Our Lady’s Novena and fellowship.
  • Eugene will celebrate the 9:15am Mass on Saturday 8 September as Fr. Vincent will be attending Royden’s Diaconate Mass at the Cathedral.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

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

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

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

 

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship has commenced and runs on Sundays at 6:15pm at our Community centre. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. All are welcome to join. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

ROSTERS FOR READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS & COMMUNION TO THE SICK are ready for collection from the Hall from this weekend. Please collect your copy as soon as possible.

The next MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING will be held on Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 10:00 am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 30 Aug until the feast day on 8 Sep. The 9th day, 7 September, will end with a shared supper.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share. We are looking for people to lead the Rosary each day of the novena.  If you would like to do so, please call the parish office on 9749 4300 as soon as possible. Thank you.

Day 1 Thu 30 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 2 Fri 31 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer.
Day 3 Sat 1 Sept

8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer followed by Morning Prayer &

9:15am Mass

Day 4 Sun 2 Sept

8:00am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer

8:30am Mass

Day 5 Mon 3 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 6 Tue 4 Sept 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 7 Wed 5 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to Rosary
Day 8 Thu 6 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 9 Fri 7 Sep

7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer followed by supper in the hall – please bring plate of finger food to share.

Note: No First Friday Devotion.

Sat 8 Sept:           

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

9:15am – Mass

Parishioners are invited to bring along their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on a table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena.

 

JOSEPH’S CORNER TRIVIA NIGHT, 23 August 19
You are invited to a Soroptimist International Trivia Night on 23 Aug 18 at the Limerick Arms Hotel, 364 Clarendon St, South Melbourne from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Cost $15. Tickets by email from simelbournequiz@gmail.com. Proceeds go to Joseph's Corner to provide free counselling to families and friends of  people with drug and/or alcohol addictions.

HAIRSPRAY JR PRODUCTION BY MARIAN COLLEGE
At Marian College Auditorium, 196 Glengala Rd, West Sunshine. Wed 29 Aug to Sat 1 Sep at 7:30pm. Cost $14. Bookings at www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=399191

ARCHBISHOP’S CATHOLIC MAN BREAKFAST SERIES, 13th September 2018 featuring our new Archbishop, Peter A Comensoli. Come along and be encouraged, inspired and challenged by him as he undertakes his leadership role in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Come along and support the new Archbishop. The venue remains the CQ Club 113 – 123 Queen St Melbourne. Cost $45. Time 0700 – 0900 sharp. Enquiries Michael Bohan 0439 172 465. The Catholic Man Breakfast Series is an opportunity for men to gather and be encouraged and inspired in their faith.”

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 26 August 18

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas


Readers – 25/26 August 18

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Indika Fernando
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan


Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 25/26 August 18

  6:00pm D&J Roga / J. Tramontana / B. Fernandes
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am N. Costa / S. Colla / F. Caruana / C. Morcom
  5:00pm I. Simangan / J, D & A. Etiennette


Music Ministry – 25/26 August 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY will be celebrated on Wednesday 15th August with three Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Holy Days of Obligation for Australia and New Zealand are 15th August (Assumption) and 25th December (Christmas). A Holy Day is simply a solemnity celebrated like a Sunday that is with obligation.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST, 10:30AM MASS.
Parishioners please note that parking will be an issue at this Mass.

The next MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING will be held on Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 10:00 am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

ROYDEN D’SOUZA’S DEACON ORDINATION
Royden D'Souza will be ordained as Deacon on Saturday, 8th September 2018 at the 10:00am Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. A bus service to the Cathedral has been organised by the parish at a cost of $10.00 per person (return trip). Anyone wishing to avail of this bus service must register their names along with the payment of $10.00 in the parish office ASAP as seats are limited. The bus will leave the church carpark at 8:30am sharp so please ensure you are seated in the bus by 8:15am.

ST.PETER'S SCHOOL CONFIRMATIONS – SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST
We congratulate all the Grade 6 Students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this Saturday. May they be filled with the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit throughout their lives.

ARCHBISHOP’S CATHOLIC MAN BREAKFAST SERIES, 13th September 2018 featuring our new Archbishop, Peter A Comensoli. Come along and be encouraged, inspired and challenged by him as he undertakes his leadership role in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Come along and support the new Archbishop. The venue remains the CQ Club 113 – 123 Queen St Melbourne. Cost $45. Time 0700 – 0900 sharp. Enquiries Michael Bohan 0439 172 465. The Catholic Man Breakfast Series is an opportunity for men to gather and be encouraged and inspired in their faith.”

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

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

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

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

 

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship commences 12th August, Sundays at 6:15pm at our Community centre. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes - to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the last 2 consecutive years in our parish and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. All are welcome to join. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

PERMANENT DIACONATE
Please note that Royden Dsouza will now provide Gospel reflections over some weekend masses until his ordination on September 8th, 2018. Please continue to support him and keep him in your prayers as he progresses towards his ordination.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on Monday (August 13) in the theaterette from 7 pm. We are at Matthew Ch 10. New members welcome. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375

MOVIE NIGHT, 18TH AUGUST, 7:00pm
Our next Movie Night is on August 18th at 7:00pm after the 6:00pm mass in the parish hall. We will be screening Uncle Nino PG - a comedy movie for all ages showing the positive influence an elder uncle has on a slightly dysfunctional family. Sausage Sizzle, snacks and drinks commence 7:00 pm. Gold Coin Donation. All funds generated are used for Young Adults Programs. Your support and attendance is very much appreciated. If you would like to assist on the night or donate any food items please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809 Young Adults Group.

YEAR 7 2020 ENROLMENTS THOMAS CARR COLLEGE
Applications for enrolment to Year 7 2020 at Thomas Carr College close on Friday 17 August 2018. For more information, please contact the College Registrar on 8734 2409.

CATHOLIC CARE
There will be a special collection this weekend for CatholicCare who assist families who are struggling or in distress. We thank you for your support.

Below are dates and locations where Archbishop Comensoli will be celebrating Mass in the Western Region:

12th Aug 11:00am St Mary of the Angels Basilica 136 Yarra St,  Geelong
19th Aug 11:00am Queen of Peace Cnr Everingham Rd & Queen St,  Altona Meadows

 

4TH OCEANIA APOSTOLIC CONGRESS ON MERCY (OACOM ) 2018
“Now is the Time for Mercy” 3 day Congress, Friday 24 August 7:30pm to Sunday 26 August 4:00pm at Divine Mercy Shrine 337-343 Greens Road, Keysborough. Registration & Attendance Cost $50 per person. More information at www.oacom2018.com.au or call 9830-4386.

JOSEPH’S CORNER TRIVIA NIGHT, 23 August 19
You are invited to a Soroptimist International Trivia Night on 23 Aug 18 at the Limerick Arms Hotel, 364 Clarendon St, South Melbourne from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Cost $15. Tickets by email from simelbournequiz@gmail.com. Proceeds go to Joseph's Corner to provide free counselling to families and friends of  people with drug and/or alcohol addictions.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Kathleen Bool, Fr. John Van Suylen, Vincent Borg, Cassius Sequeira, Cynthia Jundic, Esperanza Macasaep, Clementina Bordone, Rodolfo Mallari and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Umberto Princi, Olive Barber, David Daborn, Georg Carabott, Joseph Briffa, Catherne Briffa, Charlie Briffa, Aristide Leblanc, Harold Leblanc, Excelsa Tejada, Carmel Morwood, Lolita Lopez, Arthur Parker, Rosa Almeida, Peter Watt Sr., Mary McMinnand, Anthony Bulbrook, Joseph Farrugia, Mathew Ottathengmkal, Venicio Arriola, Amando Arriola Sr., Leonidiza Arriola and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 19 August 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 18/19 August 18

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 18/19 August 18

  6:00pm S. Martis / H. Durski / Sharon A. / B. Farrugia
  8:30am G. Siccita / Karen F. / C. Coelho / J. Phan Lai
10:30am V. Ferman / S. DiBenedetto / M&Z D’Mello
  5:00pm M. Etiennette / C. Skinner / S. Joseph / E Behrouzi

Music Ministry – 18/19 August 18

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


PARISH NEWS

WELCOMEWe welcome our new Archbishop Peter Comensoli and pray that God will shower him with abundant blessings and guide him as he undertakes his new role as the Good Shepherd of the Melbourne Catholic community.

FEAST OF ST. MARY OF THE CROSS McKILLOP
There will be three Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm on Wednesday 8th August, to celebrate the feast of St. Mary of the Cross McKillop.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY will be celebrated on Wednesday 15th August with three Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Holy Days of Obligation for Australia and New Zealand are 15th August (Assumption) and 25th December (Christmas). A Holy Day is simply a solemnity celebrated like a Sunday that is with obligation.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST, 10:30AM MASS. Parishioners please note that parking will be an issue at this Mass.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Anton Bric, Angus Ollenbuttel, Arwen Vidal and Memphis Scott who are to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

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

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

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


BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING, Monday 6th August at 7:00pm in Church
. Please enter the church through the side entrance by the school office. The new procedure requires that registration papers and payment is completed at the parish office prior to attending the meeting.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship will commence from 12th August on Sundays at 6:15pm at our Community Centre. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the last 2 consecutive years in our parish and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. All are welcome to join. There will be a brief presentation on the HSI School at masses this weekend with the ability to meet the organisers after the mass. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

PERMANENT DIACONATE
Please note that Royden Dsouza will now provide Gospel reflections over some weekend masses until his ordination on September 8th, 2018. Please continue to support him and keep him in your prayers as he progresses towards his ordination.

CATHOLIC CARE
There will be an extra collection for Catholic Care at all masses next weekend. We thank you for your generosity in assisting this worthy cause.

MOVIE NIGHT, 18TH AUGUST, 7:00pm
Our next Movie Night is on August 18th at 7:00pm after the 6:00pm Mass in the parish hall. We will be screening Uncle Nino PG - a comedy movie for all ages showing the positive influence an elder uncle has on a slightly dysfunctional family. Sausage Sizzle, snacks and drinks commence 7:00pm. Gold Coin Donation. All funds generated are used for Young Adults Programs. Your support and attendance is very much appreciated. Young Adults Group.

THANK YOU FROM JOSEPH’S CORNER
Sr. Jeanne and Joseph's Corner would like to thank the Parishioners of St. Peter's for their generous support of our Appeal. $2405.00 was raised which will go a long way towards helping families who need our support.

YEAR 7 2020 ENROLMENTS THOMAS CARR COLLEGE
Applications for enrolment to Year 7 2020 at Thomas Carr College close on Friday 17 August 2018. For more information, please contact the College Registrar on 8734 2409.

4TH OCEANIA APOSTOLIC CONGRESS ON MERCY (OACOM ) 2018
“Now is the Time for Mercy” 3 day Congress, Friday 24 August 7:30pm to Sunday 26 August 4:00pm at Divine Mercy Shrine 337-343 Greens Road, Keysborough. Registration & Attendance Cost $50 per person. More information at www.oacom2018.com.au or call 9830-4386.

ROYDEN D’SOUZA’S DEACON ORDINATION
Royden D'Souza will be ordained as Deacon on Saturday, 8th September 2018 at the 10:00am Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. A bus service to the Cathedral has been organised by the parish at a cost of $10.00 per person (return trip). Anyone wishing to avail of this bus service must register their names along with the payment of $10.00 in the parish office ASAP as seats are limited. The bus will leave the church carpark at 8:30am sharp so please ensure you are seated in the bus by 8:15am.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Jacqueline Allagapen, Tommy McCormack, John David Gonzalez. John Ryan, Pat Norris-Smith and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Erminio Colosimo, Alexander Dias, Joseph Xuereb, Shirley McCurley, Cherian Varkey, Joseph O’Connor, Margaret Hartshorn, Patricia Hartshorn, Daniel Hoyne, Maria Fava and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS 

Money Counters - 12 August 18

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 11/12 August 18

  6:00pm Elaine Dalton
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 11/12 August 18

  6:00pm M. Maple / M. Nelthropp / Josie T. / E. Mills
  8:30am G. Sharman / S. Gomez / L. Jones / E. Stowers
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / N. Costa / C. Morcom
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / 2 X Volunteers

Music Ministry – 11/12 August 18

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

 

PARISH NEWS

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us at the Community Centre each Saturday morning from 7:20 to 8:30 for breakfast and an informal discussion of a faith issue. A hearty appetite is an advantage. Come and see if you enjoy the experience. If you have any queries, ring Les on 0401 541 666.

JOSEPH’S CORNER COUNSELLING SERVICE SHOP
There will be a stall in the hall at all Masses this weekend featuring Bric-a-Brac, knitting and crochet goods from Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service shop "MERRIJIG" in Yarraville. The shop raises funds to help keep the Counselling Service going. The Free Service is for Partners and Family members of people affected by addiction. If you can find something to purchase at the stall, you will be helping to keep this service continuing. There will also be a donation box at the stall for anyone wanting to make a cash donation. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Are you a young person trying to figure out life and faith? Come and join us for a fun time, real talk and light dinner. All are welcome (ages 18-29) so bring your friends! Meet us in the hall Sunday @ 6:00pm. Any questions contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Riley Bernardo 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.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

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

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

2nd & 4th Mondays Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.
Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon

 

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship will commence from 12th August on Sundays at 6:15pm at our Community centre. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the last 2 consecutive years in our parish and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. All are welcome to join. There will be a brief presentation on the HSI School at masses over the weekend August 4/5. For further information, contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues this Monday (July 30) at 7:00pm in the theatrette. We are at Matthew Ch 8. Please come and experience an interactive study of the Bible. New members most welcome. Enquiries. Royden 0426 071 375

THANK YOU
We thank Archbishop Denis Hart for his 17 years of leadership and 51 years of priesthood in Melbourne. We are grateful for his priestly example of a Good Shepherd in our midst. May his example inspire many others to be ‘Good Shepherds” to their brothers and sisters in priesthood and consecrated life. Please pray for vocations from our parish community.

The next MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING will be held on Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 10:00 am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

INVITATION TO LITURGICAL RECEPTION & SOLEMN MASS, WEDNESDAY, 1ST AUGUST, 7:00PM AT ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Most Reverend Denis Hart, D.D. Apostolic Administrator of Melbourne, is pleased to invite Priests, Deacons and Parishioners of the Archdiocese of Melbourne to the Liturgical Reception and Solemn Mass of the Ninth Archbishop of Melbourne, Most Reverend Peter A. Comensoli DD STL MLitt PhD. RSVP Guests https://www.trybooking.com/WXSE Note to Guests (other than clergy) This booking is for entry to the Cathedral only and is not a reserved seat.

!!! 1ST AUGUST, WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE !!!
Please note that because of the Inauguration Mass of our new Archbishop Peter Comensoli at St. Patricks Cathedral, there will be no Wednesday evening Mass, however, there will be the Liturgy of the Word and a Communion Service at 7:00pm followed by Novena and Benediction.

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION
First Friday adoration will be held on August 3rd commencing with Mass at 7:00pm followed by silent adoration, Rosary, Offices to the hearts of Jesus and Mary. We call on all parishioners to join us in this important once a month devotion and pray for our children, families and our parish community and especially those who do not have anyone to pray for.

NAMES FOR THE SICK LIST
As our Sick List is getting too large to manage and project on the screen each week, please note that all names will be deleted at the end of each month and we will start afresh the following month, naming those friends, family or loved ones for whom we wish to pray. Names are to be emailed to the parish office. Thank you for your understanding.

YEAR 7 2020 ENROLMENTS THOMAS CARR COLLEGE
Applications for enrolment to Year 7 2020 at Thomas Carr College close on Friday 17 August 2018. For more information, please contact the College Registrar on 8734 2409.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Lavinia Williamson, Felix Ladesma, Hendrika Slee, Lucy Pinto, Margaret Dowsey and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Laurie Flaherty, Segunda, Rufino, Martin & Rene Raymundo, Fe & Vincente Samaniego, Bernadette Singco, James O’Neill, Elaine Smith, Luis Fernando Sr., Joseph Xuereb, Paul Loc, Shirley McCurley and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for 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, Sasika Jurcic, Thais Long, Lorna Scott, Judy & Joseph Cammayo, Finnian Keating, Debra Hamill, Ashton Quinless, Elsabet, Grace White, Sr. Marie Therese Jones, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Emmanuel Bernardo, Tony Hankins, Josua, Anne De Soyza, Charlie Xerxen, June Shaw, Nikki Monte Silva, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 5 August 18

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

Readers – 4/5 August 18

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 4/5 August 18

  6:00pm J. Poppen / H. Durski / S. D’Silva / Davy F.
  8:30am K English / R. Johnson / K. Fernandes / C. Coelho
10:30am V. Firman / S. DiBenedetto / N&R Golaw
  5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / C. Skinner / M Etiennette

Music Ministry – 4/5 August 18

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