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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to approx. 8:30pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING FOR SEPTEMBER
Kindly note that due to the Novena for the Nativity of Our Lady, the Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held in the Community Centre.on Monday, 2nd September at 7pm.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Lilah Rose Taio Tivini and Harrison Montague 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.

MULTICULTURAL MASS
The next Multicultural Mass planning meeting will be held on Saturday, 31st August at 10:00am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

COMMUNION TO THE SICK
Volunteers needed to take Holy Communion to the sick and housebound on Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Please consider this important and rewarding Ministry. Further information please call Bev Jones 97492388

ROSTERS for Communion to the Sick, Piety Store, Lectors & Communion Ministers for Sept to Nov are now available for collection from the Hall.

MELBOURNE CATHOLIC LIVE MASS STREAMING
The 1pm Mass is streamed live daily (Mon - Fri) from St Patrick’s Cathedral and is then available as a recording on demand until one hour prior to the next 1pm mass. On Sundays- the 11am Mass is streamed and it is also available as a recording on demand, follow the link https://melbournecatholic.org.au/Mass

THANKSGIVING UPDATE 2019
Please note that the Finance Committee will be providing a Thanksgiving Update to the Parish at all masses during the weekend of 24/25 August 2019. We will provide an update on Thanksgiving collection and Expenses for FY2018 and a budget for FY2019, highlighting major capital expenditure undertaken. We will also be providing a Time & Talent Sheet for parishioners who are interested in joining any of our several parish ministries. Fr Vincent, The Parish Pastoral Committee and Parish Finance Committee would like to take this opportunity and thank each and every parishioner for contributing to the parish financially or through service and we look forward to your continued contribution and support to maintain and further grow our vibrant parish community.

BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK 20 AUGUST  AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St. James & St. Peters Bible Study continues on Tuesday 20th August at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peters, Hoppers Crossing. The session will be conducted by Clive Gonsalves. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 11) with teachings, videos, discussions, etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426 071 375.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Please support our Sausage Sizzle which will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 24/25 August. Proceeds go towards activities in our Church. Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
RCIA is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. The meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Theatrette at  the  Parish Office. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at francispthomas@hotmail.com or 0401787372 or Rodney Dearing at rodney.dearing@optusnet.com.au or 0419881610

NOVENA FOR THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY –
FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST – SAT 7TH SEPTEMBER
Please join us for this special nine day novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary to honour Her nativity. Please see timetable below.

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY
NOVENA TIMETABLE

Day 1 – Fri 30 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena
Day 2 – Sat 31 Aug 8:30am Exposition, Rosary, Novena followed by Morning Prayer & Mass at 9:15am
Day 3 – Sun 1 Sep 8:00am Exposition, Rosary, Novena followed by Mass at 8:30am
Day 4 – Mon 2 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena
Day 5 – Tue 3 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena
Day 6 – Wed 4 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena followed by Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Day 7 – Thu 5 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena
Day 8 – Fri 6 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena No First Friday Devotions
Day 9 – Sat 7 Sep 8:30am Exposition, Rosary, Novena followed by Morning Prayer & Mass at 9:15am
Sun 8 September 10:30am Mass FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY. Please bring a plate of sweet/savoury finger food to share in fellowship after Mass.
All are invited to bring along their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on table near the Sanctuary, each day of the Novena

 

PERMANENT DIACONATE
For those who are interested in finding out more about becoming Permanent Deacons, there will be an enquiry meeting held on 31st August from 10-11:00am at the Catholic Theological College (CTC), 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. Further details about the Permanent Diaconate can be obtained from  the website www.cam.org.au/permanent-diaconate.

MIGRANT AND REFUGEE WEEK 19th – 25th August
Pope Francis has chosen the theme "It is not just about migrants", for details please check the notice boards.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
The Lord gives each of us a vocation, a challenge to discover the talents and abilities we possess and to put them at the service of others.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr Elmo Dias, Annakutty Joseph, Edwin D'souza, Paulina D'souza, Marlon Abrigo, Magdalena Marquez and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Ben Halge, Eileen Hart, Patrick Fernando, Lianne King, Nicolo Messina, Vincent D'Andrea, Irene Arnold, Leona Stoackley; Lolita, Roberto, Diego and Marciana Lopez; Rockey, Freeda and Freddy Pereira; Mary and Joseph Almeida; Bonnie Coghlan, Leno Farrugia and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Phylis Mills, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Glenna Pereira,  Zandi Falzon, Camille Miles, Atima Chakraborty, Ashley Azavedo, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Adrian Wilson, Ellen Everett, Baby Cora, Rosa Carullo, Justin Worsley,  Lydia Camelotti, Godwin Arandez, Rocel Paul Chumacera, Paul Pisanelli, Bella Cullen, Shelton Duarte, Violet Lawrence, Helen Lewis, Josie Nicolas, Eileen Hutchinson, Bianca McKitterick and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 25 Aug 19

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 24/25 Aug 19

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Shyamala Jayakody
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 Aug 19

  6:00pm F. Thomas / B. Raj / Praful A. / A. Vesty
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am M&Z D’Mello / V. Firman / S. Vaz
  5:00pm S. Simangan / G. Siccita / R. Perera / S. Joseph

Music Ministry – 24/25 Aug 19

  6:00pm St. Cecilia’s Choir
  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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to approx. 8:30pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – THURSDAY 15TH AUGUST
Kindly note that the Feast of the Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Mass will be celebrated at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm on Thursday 15th August.

COMMUNION SERVICE ON TUESDAY 13 AUGUST
Please note that as Fr Vincent is not available in the morning on Tuesday 13th August, there will be Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service at 8.30 am.

PERMANENT DIACONATE
This weekend we are promoting the Ministry of the Permanent Diaconate. A short video will be shown at the end of mass and brochures are available in the hall. There will be an enquiry meeting for any interested men held on 31st August from 10-11:00am at the Catholic Theological College (CTC), 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. Further details about the Permanent Diaconate via the website www.cam.org.au/permanent-diaconate.

JOSEPH'S CORNER COUNSELLING SERVICE SHOP
There will be a stall in the hall at all Masses on the weekend of 17/18 August 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.

YOUTH MASS
Please note our next Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm on Sunday, 18th  August 2019. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will assist in all ministries at the Mass and Fr Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.

COMMUNION TO THE SICK
Volunteers needed to take Holy Communion to the sick and housebound on Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Please consider this important and rewarding Ministry. Further information please call Bev Jones 97492388

CAR PARK NOTICE
Dear Parishioners, as you are aware we have recently refurbished our car park which has enabled more car parking spaces and smooth traffic flow during school times. However one issue faced is that parishioners are not parking deep within the car parking bays resulting in reducing the space between the lanes for traffic to move causing delays and even minor accidents. Can I request you to please park your cars deep within the car parking bays so that the end of your car is inside the parking bay enabling enough space for traffic to move within the allotted lane space. Your assistance and co-operation is greatly appreciated. Fr Vincent.

THANKSGIVING UPDATE 2019
Please note that the Finance Committee will be providing a Thanksgiving Update to the Parish at all masses during the weekend of 24/25 August 2019. We will provide an update on Thanksgiving collection and Expenses for FY2018 and a budget for FY2019, highlighting major capital expenditure undertaken. We will also be providing a Time & Talent Sheet for parishioners who are interested in joining any of our several parish ministries. Fr Vincent, The Parish Pastoral Committee and Parish Finance Committee would like to take this opportunity and thank each and every parishioner for contributing to the parish financially or through service and we look forward to your continued contribution and support to maintain and further grow our vibrant parish community.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
RCIA is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. The meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Theatrette at  the  Parish Office. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at francispthomas@hotmail.com or mobile 0401 787 372 or Rodney Dearing at rodney.dearing@optusnet.com.au or mob: 0419 881 610”

MULTICULTURAL MASS
The next Multicultural Mass planning meeting will be held on Saturday, 31st August at 10:00am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Remigius, Pauline Aparo, victims of Texas and Ohio shooting and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Nicolo Messina, Jessy & Grace Torres, Olive Barber, Maria Victoria Fava, Oliver Alburo, Salvador Rossi Sr, Maria Hoa, Nick Martella, Joseph Farrugia, Anne Murray, David Daborn  and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Phylis Mills, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown,  Vincent Jones, Gordon Newman, Glenna Pereira, Edith Street, Zandi Falzon, Camille Miles, Atima Chakraborty, Ashley Azavedo, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Adrian Wilson, Ellen Everett, Lisa Arenas, Baby Cora, Rosa Carullo, Justin Worsley, Pauline Simonides, Lydia Camelotti, Godwin Arandez, Rocel Paul Chumacera, Paul Pisanelli, Bella Cullen, Shelton Duarte, Violet Lawrence, Helen Lewis, Adriana Khalifa, Jean Heatherich, Poonam, Ben Sheriff and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 18 Aug 19

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 17/18 Aug 19

  6:00pm Ignes D’Lima
  8:30am Adele Vesty
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 17/18 Aug 19

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / H. Durski / Sharon A. / B. Fernandes
  8:30am R. Johnson / Karen F. / C. Coelho / M. Nelthropp
10:30am S. Delos Reyos / Sally DiB / L. Ortega / J Quinless
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS

Music Ministry – 17/18 Aug 19

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

 

 

 

 

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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to approx. 8:30pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Amelia Charlotte Stevens, Georgia Lorraine Fife, Han Schofield Perera and Quan My Luu 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.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING
Monday, 5th August at 7:00pm in Church.

RCIA
Meeting each Wednesday evening from 7:30pm in the Theatrette. Anybody seeking more information about the Catholic faith is welcome. Contact Francis Thomas (0401 787 372) or Rodney Dearing (0419 881 610).

CatholicCARE
There will be an extra collection for CatholicCare at all Masses next weekend. We thank you for your support.

CAR PARK NOTICE
Dear Parishioners, as you are aware we have recently refurbished our car park which has enabled more car parking spaces and smooth traffic flow during school times. However one issue faced is that parishioners are not parking deep within the car parking bays resulting in reducing the space between the lanes for traffic to move causing delays and even minor accidents. Can I request you to please park your cars deep within the car parking bays so that the end of your car is inside the parking bay enabling enough space for traffic to move within the allotted lane space. Your assistance and co-operation is greatly appreciated. Fr Vincent.

MULTICULTURAL MASS
The next Multicultural Mass planning meeting will be held on Saturday, 31st August at 10:00am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS
We congratulate the children from St. Peter’s Sunday School who will be receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion this Sunday. We pray that the Eucharist will enrich and nourish them throughout their lives.

FEAST OF ST. MARY MACKILLOP OF THE CROSS – PATRON SAINT OF AUSTRALIA – THURS 8TH AUGUST
Mass will be celebrated at 8:30am and 10:00am (School Mass).

BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK AUGUST 6 AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St. James & St. Peters Bible Study continues on Tuesday August 6th at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peters, Hoppers Crossing. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 10) with teachings, videos, discussions, etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426 071 375.

EMAIL BACKLOG
Dear Parishioners. Please note that our internet has recently been moved to the NBN platform and we have had quite a few days of disruptions to our internet service. On account of this there has been a backlog in responding to the emails we have received. We are slowly but surely responding to all the emails we have received over the past weeks and apologise if we have not responded to any of your emails. If your email was urgent please do call the parish Office 9749 4300 and we can attend to the same immediately. Hopefully in the next two weeks we will have responded to all emails received. Thank you for your co-operation. Parish Office.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – THURSDAY 15TH AUGUST
Kindly note that the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Mass will be celebrated at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm on Thursday 15th August.

YOUTH MASS
Invitation to parish youth aged 6 to 29 to participate in our Youth Mass as Readers, Eucharistic Ministers or other ways such as Offertory, Choir and Fellowship. Contact the Young Adults team on 0470 445 684.

MOVIE NIGHT
St Peters Young Adults are proud to present the next movie night on Saturday August 10 at 7:00pm (After the 6 pm mass). The movie is titled ‘Courageous’ rated PG. Come and enjoy a fantastic movie in anticipation of Father's Day. It’s a must see movie for all Dads and families. BBQ, snacks and drinks will be on sale. Gold coin Donation. Come and support our young adults and also a great way to meet our parishioners. If you would like to donate or assist, please call Young Adults on 0470 445 684.

NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK
Today is the feast of St John Vianney, the patron of parish clergy.  Pray for our priests today in thanksgiving for their ministry and presence in your community.  Next Thursday is the feast of St Mary of the Cross McKillop, our first Australian saint.  Pray for the religious who do so much in pastoral care, education, health care and many other ministries.  Pray also that these saints may inspire many vocations to consecrated life and priesthood, especially from our community.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
"The Lord gives each of us a vocation, a challenge to discover the talents and abilities we possess and to put them at the service of others."

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL
At the request of the Archbishop, there will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend to support Australia's largest gathering of youth at the AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL 2019 from 8 to 10 December. We thank you for your support.

RECENTLY DECEASED:  We pray for Babu Stephen Padayattil, George Lawrence, Magdalena Marquez, Paolino Aparo, Paul Lewis, May Francois ( Nee Louis Jean), Helen Thomson, Fr Allan Mithen and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for Raymond & Elie Rego, Umberto Princi, Waclaw, Jan & Feliksa Zoledziewski; Wojciech, Wladystawa, Jozefa and Ludwik Furdyma; Elizabeth Slee, Eleanor Battle - Starmer, Patrick Battle, Lorenz La Brooy, Jeffrey Mulholland, Annie de Hoedt, Noel David, Daniel Hoyne, Dr Poly Pyanadath, and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Phylis Mills, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, , Vincent Jones, Gordon Newman, Glenna Pereira, Edith Street, Zandi Falzon, Camille Miles, Atima Chakraborty, Ashley Azavedo, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Adrian Wilson, Ellen Everett, Lisa Arenas, Baby Cora, Rosa Carullo, Justin Worsley, Pauline Simonides, Lydia Camelotti, Godwin Arandez, Rocel Paul Chumacera, Paul Pisanelli, Bella Cullen, Shelton Duarte, Violet Lawrence, Helen Lewis and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 Money Counters – 11 Aug 19

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D'Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 10/11 Aug 19

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Les Jones
10:30am Cleophas Peters
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 10/11 Aug 19

  6:00pm S. Martis / J. Poppen / J. Tramontana / E. Mills
  8:30am B Jones / G Sharman / K McLoughlin / E Stowers
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / N. Costa / M. Peters
  5:00pm C. Skinner / J. Phal Lai / E. Behrouzi / R. Perera

Music Ministry – 10/11 Aug 19

  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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

  

SCHOOL CONFIRMATIONS
We congratulate all Year 6 students who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 1st August. May they be filled with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit throughout their faith journey. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers.

The next HEALING MASS will be held on Saturday, 3rd August, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. All are invited to attend the Praise & Worship, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and concluding with the Healing Mass.

CAR PARK NOTICE
Dear Parishioners, as you are aware we have recently refurbished our car park which has enabled more car parking spaces and smooth traffic flow during school times. However one issue faced is that parishioners are not parking deep within the car parking bays resulting in reducing the space between the lanes for traffic to move causing delays and even minor accidents. Can I request you to please park your cars deep within the car parking bays so that the end of your car is inside the parking bay enabling enough space for traffic to move within the allotted lane space. Your assistance and co-operation is greatly appreciated.
Fr Vincent.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST, 10:30AM
Parishioners, please note that children from St. Peter’s Sunday School will receive their First Holy Communion on Sun 4th August at the 10:30am Mass. Please be aware that parking may be an issue.  We ask that you keep these children in your prayers as they prepare to receive our Lord for the first time.

BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK TUES JULY 30 AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St James & St Peters Bible Study continues on Tuesday July 30 at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 10) with teachings, videos, discussions, etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426071375

FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
We are changing the format of our First Friday service starting from 2nd August. The service will start with Mass at 7:00pm followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, time for reflection, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and conclude with Benediction. You are all invited to come and spend some time with the Lord!

YOUTH MASS
Invitation to parish youth aged 6 to 29 to participate in our Youth Mass as Readers, Eucharistic Ministers or other ways such as Offertory, Choir and Fellowship. Contact the Young Adults team on 0470 445 684.

PROJECTOR
The Parish has an old Projector which is still in working order. If any parish group would like to take possession of this projector kindly contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300.

RCIA
Meeting each Wednesday evening from 7:30pm in the Theatrette. Anybody seeking more information about the Catholic faith is welcome. Contact Francis Thomas (0401 787 372) or Rodney Dearing (0419 881 610).

NEW FACEBOOK PAGE
We are excited to advise that we have started a new Facebook Page to connect with our parishioners. We will be posting all events, activities, functions as well as our weekend bulletins on our page. So please like our page at
https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and check out for our regular updates.

APPOINTMENT OF BISHOP -  SANDHURST DIOCESE
The Holy Father has named Fr. Shane Mackinlay as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Sandhurst. We offer congratulations and very best wishes to Bishop-elect Shane on this appointment. Please keep him in your prayers.

ALIGHT FAMILY FIESTA, SAT  21ST SEPTEMBER AT ST. BEDE’S COLLEGE MENTONE
Fr. Leo Patalinghug, a priest and chef, will serve up a creative presentation of faith and food that will have the whole family wanting more. Rides, food and live music will help to make this a joyful celebration for the whole family! Check out the Alight flyers in the hall or visit www.cam.org.au/alight19. For those families where cost may be an obstacle, please contact the Life, Marriage & Family Office on 9287 5587.

MARIAN COLLEGE SUNSHINE WEST
Now accepting Enrolments for Year 7, 2021 onwards. Enrolments for Year 7 2021 close 23 August 2019. Next Open Morning Tour: Tuesday 6 August at 9:00am. Contact 9363 1711 or www.mariansw.catholic.edu.au.

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL
At the request of the Archbishop, there will be a special collection at all Masses next weekend to support Australia's largest gathering of youth at the AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL 2019 from 8 to 10 December.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Clyde Rago, Edwin D’Souza, Nola Woodpole, Neville Coreya, Robert Gomes and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Laurie Flaherty, Manuel Beduya, Jocelyn Jadraque, Joseph O’Connor, Joseph Xuereb, Frank Crabb, Aju Sunny, Sebastiano Martella, George Lawrence and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Kath Meddings, Phylis Mills, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Vincent Jones, Gordon Newman, Glenna Pereira, Edith Street, Zandi Falzon, Camille Miles, Atima Chakraborty, Magdalena Marquez, Ashley Azavedo, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Adrian Wilson, Ellen Everett, Lisa Arenas, Baby Cora, Rosemary Fairney, Rosa Carullo, Justin Worsley, Pauline Simonides, Lydia Camelotti, Godwin Arandez, Rocel Paul Chumacera, Paul Pisanelli, Bella Cullen, Shelton Duarte, Violet Lawrence, and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 Money Counters – 4 Aug 19

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin

Readers – 3/4 Aug 19

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Sonia Sabu Mathew

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 3/4 Aug 19

  6:00pm J. Tramontana / G. Surrao / D&J Roga
  8:30am Karen F. / G. Sharman / S. Gomez / R. Johnson
10:30am E. Mills / M&C Peters / S. DiBenedetto
  5:00pm E Behrouzi/Romayne A./M. Etiennette/J. Phan Lai

Music Ministry – 3/4 Aug 19

  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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

NEW PARISH SECRETARY APPOINTMENT
It is with great joy I would like to advise that we have appointed a new parish secretary - Anita D’Souza, commencing from July 19, 2019. The vacancy was advertised by the Archdiocese HR Office which received many applications. Anita was selected after an interview process by the Archdiocese HR Office and myself. She has been volunteering in the office since February 2019 and has been our parishioner for over 20 years being involved in many ministries in our parish. We wish her all the best in her new role and pray for every blessing on her. Please make her feel welcome when you next meet or speak to her. Blessings. Fr Vincent.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST, 10:30AM
Parishioners, please note that children from St. Peter’s Sunday School will receive their First Holy Communion on Sun 4th August at the 10:30am Mass. Please be aware that parking may be an issue.  We ask that you keep these children in your prayers as they prepare to receive our Lord for the first time.

YOUTH MASS
Please note our Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm this Sunday, 21 July. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will assist in all ministries at the Mass and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
New financial year Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for Direct Debit, Miscellaneous and Credit Card are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your letter or envelopes as soon as possible as they are to be used for the new financial year.

If you are able to assist with delivering envelopes or letters, please contact the Parish Office in the first instance. Thank you.

RCIA
Our RCIA program for 2019 has now started. We will be meeting each Wednesday evening from 7:30pm in the Theatrette at the parish office. Anybody who would like to know more about the Catholic faith is welcome to come along. Please call Francis Thomas (0401 787 372) or Rodney Dearing (0419 881 610) if you would like to attend.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Please support our Sausage Sizzle which will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 27/28 July. Proceeds go towards activities in our Church. Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.

NEW FACEBOOK PAGE
We are excited to advise that we have started a new Facebook Page to connect with our parishioners. We will be posting all events, activities, functions as well as our weekend bulletins on our page. So please like our page at
https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and check out for our regular updates.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Faith is a gift that keeps alive a profound and beautiful certainty: that we are God’s beloved children.

INVITATION
In recognition of the First Anniversary of Most Reverend Peter Comensoli as Archbishop of Melbourne, parishioners are invited to the Mass of the Imposition of the Pallium to be celebrated by His Excellency, Most Reverend Adolfo Tito Yllana, Apostolic Nuncio in Australia at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday, 1st August 2019, commencing at 7:00pm, followed by light refreshments in the Cathedral Room, Cardinal Knox Centre.

TA PINU SHRINE (BACCHUS MARSH) invites parishioners to join them as Archbishop Peter Comensoli concelebrates Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary including blessing of the Mosaic of Icon image of Our Lady Ta Pinu, Queen of the Family on Saturday, 17th August 2019 starting with Praise & Worship at 2:00pm, Rosary Procession at 2:30pm and Holy Mass & Benediction at 3:00pm.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Invest in your most precious asset......Your Marriage!
Married couples, come and learn how to keep/rekindle the passion in your relationship and how to keep your love growing! This weekend is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome. 2019 Victorian weekend dates are 23-25 Aug, and 15-17 Nov. Starts 7:00pm Friday, Ends 5:00pm Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided. Information/Bookings: Phone Mercy & James 0409 183 676, Website wwme.org.au or email vicbookings@wwme.org.au

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Alma Simangan, Lenora Fernando, Carmen Portelli and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Vera Fernandez, Joyce Furtado, Iluminada Alinea, Victor Bustany, deceased members of Mamo family, Antony Thomas, Eddie Medina, Peter Tran Van Ut, Noel Lawrence, Tessie Lawrence, Donaldo Angeles, Rene & Martin Raymundo, Fe & Vicente Samaniego, Segunda Raymundo, Madge Bourke, Peter Watt Snr., Mary  McMinn, Frances Mizzi, Aju Sunny, George Carabott, Ralston & Winston Ephraums, Luis Fernando Sr. and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Kath Meddings, Phylis Mills, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, , Vincent Jones, Gordon Newman, Glenna Pereira, Edith Street, Zandi Falzon, Camille Miles, Atima Chakraborty, Magdalena Marquez, Ashley Azavedo, Martina Serrao, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Adrian Wilson, Ellen Everett, Lisa Arenas, Baby Cora, Rosemary Fairney, Bill Thomas, Rosa Carullo, Justin Worsley, Pauline Simonides, Lydia Camelotti, Godwin Arandez, Rocel Paul Chumacera, Paul Pisanelli, Bella Cullen, Shelton Duarte, Violet Lawrence and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 28 July 19

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 27/28 July 19

  6:00pm JeffreyPoppen
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Catherine Thomas

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 27/28 July 19

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / S. D’Silva / A. Vesty / M. Maple
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am M&Z D’Mello / M&C Peters
  5:00pm S&I Simangan / R. Perera / E. Behrouzi

Music Ministry – 27/28 July 19

  6:00pm St. Cecilia’s
  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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

PROPAGATION OF FAITH
There will be an extra collection at all masses this weekend for the Propagation of Faith. We thank you for your generosity.

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
New financial year Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for Direct Debit, Miscellaneous and Credit Card are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your letter or envelopes as soon as possible as they are to be used for the new financial year.

If you are able to assist with delivering envelopes or letters, please contact the Parish Office in the first instance. Thank you.

HELP NEEDED
Volunteers needed to help with a fundraising BBQ at Bunnings, Hoppers Crossing on Friday 19th July between 8:00am and 5:00pm. If people could give a couple of hours during the day, please call Steve Murphy on 0433 640 241, Chairman, St. Peter's branch of the Knights of the Southern Cross. Your support of the Knights of the Southern Cross BBQ would be very much appreciated.

YOUTH MASS
Please note our next Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm on 21st July 2019. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will assist in all ministries at the Mass and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.

BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK JULY 16 AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St. James & St. Peters Bible Study continues on July 16 at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peters, Hoppers Crossing. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 9) with teachings, videos, discussions, etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426 071 375.

FR. ROB GALEA COMING HOME CONCERT
Sunday July 14th at the Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds. Bring your family & friends to be encouraged and inspired through great music, inspirational stories and prayer. Tickets $55 through frgministry.com or the Clocktower Centre on 9243 9191.

MELBOURNE ACYF PILGIMRAGE TO PERTH
Young people from parishes, communities, schools are invited to join the Melbourne ACYF Pilgrimage to the fourth Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in Perth from 8–10 December. ACYF is the largest national gathering of Catholic youth in Australia and provides young people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church. The Festival is for youth and young adults from year 9 to 30 years of age. Details: cam.org.au/acyf19 or call 9287 5565. Like our Facebook page to keep up to date: @melbacyf. (Posters in hall).

ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY MASS
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th-70th wedding anniversary this year? The Life, Marriage & Family Office invite you and your families to join us at the Annual Anniversary Mass which will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 28 July at 11:00am. Couples who register will receive commemorative certificates. To register call 9287 5587, visit www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily or email lmf@cam.org.au. Registrations close Fri 12 July.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
We pray for the sick who are abandoned and left to die. A society is human if it protects life, every life, from its beginning to its natural end, without choosing who is worthy to live or who is not. Doctors should serve life, not take it away.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Katarina Kocijan, Lily D’souza, John Santamaria, Palmira Coelho and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Visitacion delos Santos, Lucia Baltero, Raymunda Legaspi, Concepcion Santos, Mary Casha, John Deguara, Maria & Luis Larranaga, Hugo Chetcuti, Robert Gomes, Irene Benoit, Benjamin Benoit, Michel Joseph, Peter Bridge, Rev. Jos Hoach, Maureen Cleur and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Kath Meddings, Phylis Mills, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Vincent Jones, Gordon Newman, Glenna Pereira, Edith Street, Zandi Falzon, Camille Miles, Atima Chakraborty, Magdalena Marquez, Ashley Azavedo, Martina Serrao, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Adrian Wilson, Ellen Everett, Lisa Arenas, Baby Cora, Rosemary Fairney, Bill Thomas, Rosa Carullo, Justin Worsley, Pauline Simonides, Lydia Camelotti, Godwin Arandez and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 

Money Counters – 21 July 19

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 20/21 July 19

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Sunil Vaz
10:30am Maria Naufahu
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 20/21 July 19

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / Praful A. / I. D’Lima / H. Durski
  8:30am K. English / Karen F. / G. Siccita / A. Vesty
10:30am V. Firman/S. Delos Reyos/L. Ortega/J. Quinless
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS

Music Ministry – 20/21 July 19

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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 


WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Sebastian Christos, Spencer Lord, Sytara Malhotra, Marguerite Ipsa, Nikita Kato, Myra John 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.

PROPAGATION OF FAITH
There will be an extra collection at all masses next weekend 13/14 July for the Propagation of Faith. We thank you for your generosity.

THE CARPENTERS SHOP INVITES male and female parishioners to join us on Saturday July 13th at 7:20am for a hearty breakfast. Members will share thoughts on their favourite saint. For catering purposes, please contact Les on 0401 541 666 or bevlesj@yahoo.com.au

Information Meeting  “HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THE CATHOLIC JOURNEY RCIA (Adults) OR RCIC (Children Year 7 and above)"

If this question has nagged you or one of your friends, you are invited to come to an Information Meeting at 7:30pm on Tuesday 9th July in the Theatrette. There will be an opportunity for you or your friends to ask questions and find out a little more about the Catholic Christian journey. The atmosphere will be warm and friendly with no pressure. If you have any questions please call Francis Thomas (0401 787 372) or Rodney Dearing (0419 881 610). Hope to see you there.

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
New financial year Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for Direct Debit, Miscellaneous and Credit Card are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your letter or envelopes as soon as possible as they are to be used for the new financial year.

If you are able to assist with delivering envelopes or letters, please contact the Parish Office in the first instance. Thank you.

ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY MASS
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th-70th wedding anniversary this year? The Life, Marriage & Family Office invite you and your families to join us at the Annual Anniversary Mass which will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 28 July at 11:00am. Couples who register will receive commemorative certificates. To register call 9287 5587, visit www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily or email lmf@cam.org.au. Registrations close Fri 12 July.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Through your attention to the little ones and to the poor, you can kindle stars in the night for those who suffer.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Ventious Fernando, Lorraine Biber, Fergus Hendricks, Mary Edirmannasinghe, Crecentia Fernando and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Numeriano Medel, Jean & Joseph Turner, Daphne & Adolphus Turner, Frances Mizzi, John Eddison, Ernando Adriano, Theresa Paladino, Leno Farrugia, Dayanganie Fonseka, Crestita Leyco, Margaret Gauchi, Reynaldo Natividad, John Serrao, Pacita Cruz, Florence Ephraums, Aubrey de Hoedt, Carmen & Claude La Brooy, Winston Ephraums, Ralston Ephraums, Frank Johnson, Norah Pritchard and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Kath Meddings, Phylis Mills, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, , Vincent Jones, Gordon Newman, Glenna Pereira, Edith Street, Zandi Falzon, Camille Miles, Atima Chakraborty, Magdalena Marquez, Ashley Azavedo, Martina Serrao, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Adrian Wilson, Ellen Everett, Lisa Arenas, Baby Cora, Rosemary Fairnie, Bill Thomas, Rosa Carullo and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 14 July 19

Lerna Vasquez / Teresita Grisancich /Luzviminda Dela Cruz

Readers – 13/14 July 19

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Meresina Peters
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 13/14 July 19

  6:00pm D. Fernandez / N. Golaw / S. Martis / Sharon A.
  8:30am L. Jones / C. Coelho / G. Sharman / Romayne A.
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / C. Peters / C. Morcom
  5:00pm R. Perera / M&A Etiennette / J. Phan Lai

Music Ministry – 13/14 July 19

  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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
New financial year Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for Direct Debit, Miscellaneous and Credit Card are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your letter or envelopes as soon as possible as they are to be used from next weekend 7/8 July 2019.

If you are able to assist with delivering envelopes or letters, please contact the Parish Office in the first instance. Thank you.

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

The next HEALING MASS will be held on Saturday, 6th July, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. All are invited to attend the Praise & Worship, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and concluding with the Healing Mass.

COMMUNION SERVICE
Please note that as Fr. Vincent is not available in the morning on Wednesday 3rd July, instead of Mass at 8:30am there will be Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service. No change to the evening Mass and Novena which will go ahead on Wednesday 3rd July.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
The next Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held on Monday, 1st July at 7:00pm in Church.

FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION on 5th July begins with Mass at 7:00pm, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, time for reflection, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and nine offices until 10:00pm. Come and spend some time with the Lord!

Information Meeting  “HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THE CATHOLIC JOURNEY RCIA (Adults) OR RCIC (Children Year 7 and above)"

If this question has nagged you or one of your friends, you are invited to come to an Information Meeting at 7:30pm on Tuesday 9th July in the Theatrette. There will be an opportunity for you or your friends to ask questions and find out a little more about the Catholic Christian journey. The atmosphere will be warm and friendly with no pressure. If you have any questions please call Francis Thomas (0401 787 372) or Rodney Dearing (0419 881 610). Hope to see you there.

BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK JULY 2 AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St. James & St. Peters Bible Study continues on July 2 at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peters, Hoppers Crossing. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 8) with teachings, videos, discussions, etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426 071 375.

ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY MASS
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th-70th wedding anniversary this year? The Life, Marriage & Family Office invite you and your families to join us at the Annual Anniversary Mass which will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 28 July at 11:00am. Couples who register will receive commemorative certificates. To register call 9287 5587, visit www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily or email lmf@cam.org.au. Registrations close Fri 12 July.

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION
There will be a third Collection this weekend June 29/30 for Peter’s Pence – the annual collection for the Holy Father.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
The Eucharist prepares us for a place in eternity, because it is the Bread of Heaven.

WE CARE – Responding to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act Victoria
On 19 June 2019, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (VAD) came into effect in Victoria. It legalises euthanasia and assisted suicide. Despite what the law may say, our Christian tradition affirms that every life, including those of the sick and suffering, is sacred. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are never part of end of life care. Pope Francis has encouraged ordinary Catholics everywhere to resist euthanasia and to protect the old, the young and the vulnerable from being cast aside in a “throw-away culture.” We are called to follow Christ by accompanying people with compassion, sharing hope not fear. The Bishops of the Catholic dioceses of Melbourne, Ballarat, Sale and Sandhurst, echoing Pope Francis, have published a pastoral letter including practical guidance on ways we can be conscientious objectors to euthanasia. Copies of the letter are available in the church foyer. Please take a copy and share it.

PRAY FOR ARCHBISHOP PETER COMENSOLI
This weekend (Saturday 29 June) Archbishop Peter Comensoli received the blessed Pallium from Pope Francis. The Pallium is a small woollen vestment (like a scarf) which is worn over Mass vestments to signify his role as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne. The Pope blesses the Pallium for each new Metropolitan Archbishop each year on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, and the Archbishops who receive it come back to their cities where the Apostolic Nuncio (Papal Ambassador) will formally impose the Pallium as a sign of his unity with the Pope and the Universal Church. Let us pray for Archbishop Peter as our chief shepherd in Melbourne; for all our priests, deacons and seminarians, and for many more vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for George Lawrence, Dorothy Attavar, Peter Nguyen,  Marta Rodrigues, Andrea Castillo and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Sally Dela Pena, Ravi Attavar, Virginia Magno, John Tanti, Anthony & Preziosa Bartolo, John Borg,  Antoinetta De Quattro, Bridget Keating, Nora Binks, Carmen Pace, Carmela Pace, Tanya Pace, Giovanna Grech, Michael Stowers, Sergio Mazzonetto, John Serrao, Charles Evans, Faith Sanderford and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando, Paul Camilleri, Zandi Falzon, Helga Jacob, Vonnie Pritchard, Tim Cooper, Hannah Czerniawsky, Camille Miles, Lorraine Vella, Atima Chakraborty, Paul Camilleri, Magdalena Marquez, Ashley Azavedo, Martina Serrao, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Ventious Fernando, Adrian Wilson, Lisa Arenas, Baby Cora, Gordon Newman, Vincent Jones and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 7 July 19

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson

Readers – 6/7 July 19

  6:00pm Adele Vesty
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 6/7 July 19

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / E. Mills / B. Raj / S. Albuquerque
  8:30am E. Stowers / S. Gomez / J.P. Lai / K. Fernandes
10:30am V. Firman / Sally DiB / L. Ortega / S. Vaz
  5:00pm S. Joseph / J&D Etiennette / E. Behrouzi

Music Ministry – 6/7 July 19

  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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year will be available for collection from the hall from the weekend of 22/23 June 2019. Please start to use the new envelopes from the weekend of 7/8 July 2019. 

“HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THE CATHOLIC JOURNEY" RCIA (Adults) OR RCIC (Children Year 7 and above)
If this question has nagged you or one of your friends, you might like to join us for a series of enquiry evenings that are starting in JULY 19. At these nights there will be an opportunity for you or your friends to ask questions and find out a little more about the Catholic Christian journey. The atmosphere will be warm and friendly with no pressure. If you would like to come please call Francis Thomas (0401 787 372) or Rodney Dearing (0419 881 610). Hope to see you there.

CORPUS CHRISTI FEAST PROCESSION, JUNE 23RD
To celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, our Parish will again this year celebrate this Feast with a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the School Oval on Sunday, 23rd June at 10:20am sharp followed by Mass. We invite you all to attend this beautiful ceremony.

PARISH FEAST – ST. PETER APOSTLE, SUNDAY 30TH JUNE, 10:30AM MASSPlease join us for this special Mass as we celebrate and give thanks to our Patron Saint Peter for all the blessings and graces bestowed upon our wonderful Parish. Could everyone please bring a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to be shared in the hall after Mass.

A gentle reminder to all Parish Groups to please appoint someone to carry their Banner for the procession. Could you assemble in the hall by 10:20am sharp and be ready to process into Church for the start of Mass. Looking forward to your participation.

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us in the Community Centre each Saturday morning from 7:20 to 8:30am for a hearty breakfast and lively discussion. You can contact Les on 0401 541 666.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
We regret to advise you that the Sausage Sizzle for this weekend has been cancelled. We will let you know later when the next one is going to be held.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
On this Feast of Corpus Christi, we need to remember that Jesus, the Bread of Life, is our strength and support on life’s journey.

MOVIE NIGHT
St. Peters Young Adults are proud to present the next movie night on Saturday June 29 at 7:00pm (After the 6:00pm Mass). The movie is titled Paul The Apostle (2018) rated M and is about the final days of St. Paul and St. Luke in Rome and is a great description of the survival of Christianity in the early days. GOLD COIN DONATION. BBQ, snacks and drinks will be on sale. The movie is for all ages. Come and support our young adults and also a great way to meet our parishioners. If you would like to donate or assist please call Young Adults on 0470 445 684.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – VINNIES WINTER APPEAL This weekend there will be a Third Collection after Communion at all Masses as part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Winter Appeal to provide direct assistance to those individuals and families in need in Hoppers Crossing. Active Members of the Hoppers Crossing Conference make hundreds of visits to homes and distribute thousands of dollars in Coles Gift Cards, for food and other Supermarket supplies; as well as tens of thousands of dollars in clothing and furniture. The motto of the Society is: No work of charity is foreign to the Society. We help in whatever ways we are able. Thank you for your generosity.

PROJECTOR
The Parish has an old Projector which is still in working order. If any parish group would like to take possession of this projector kindly contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300.

WE CARE – Responding to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act Victoria
On 19 June 2019, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (VAD) came into effect in Victoria. It legalises euthanasia and assisted suicide. Despite what the law may say, our Christian tradition affirms that every life, including those of the sick and suffering, is sacred. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are never part of end of life care. Pope Francis has encouraged ordinary Catholics everywhere to resist euthanasia and to protect the old, the young and the vulnerable from being cast aside in a “throw-away culture.” We are called to follow Christ by accompanying people with compassion, sharing hope not fear. The Bishops of the Catholic dioceses of Melbourne, Ballarat, Sale and Sandhurst, echoing Pope Francis, have published a pastoral letter including practical guidance on ways we can be conscientious objectors to euthanasia. Copies of the letter are available in the church foyer. Please take a copy and share it.

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION
There will be a third Collection next weekend June 29/30 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 Rosie Garcia, Misael Manalaysay Jr., Crecentia Fernando and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Shalee Serrano, Antonietta De Quattro, Rudolfo & Corazon Dayao, Augustino, Josephine, Carmena & Nicole Cutajar, Maria Malovrh, Peppi Rosaria, Sabrina Serlazzo, Robert Wells, Edith Platel, Jenny Vanderveldt, Claro Leyco, Harry John, Christos Mary and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Paul Camilleri, Zandi Falzon, Helga Jacob, Vonnie Pritchard, Tim Cooper, Hannah Czerniawsky, Camille Miles, Lorraine Vella, Atima Chakraborty, Paul Camilleri, Magdalena Marquez, Ashley Azavedo, Martina Serrao, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Ventious Fernando, Adrian Wilson and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 Money Counters 30 June 19

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson

Readers – 29/30 June 19

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am Giovanna Siccita
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 29/30 June 19

  6:00pm H. Durski / I. D’Lima / Josie T. / G. Surrao
  8:30am G. Sharman / C. Coelho / K. English / S. Vaz
10:30am N. Costa / J. Quinless / B. Fernandes / Vol
  5:00pm A/ Etiennette / C. Skinner / JP Lai / Romayne A.

Music Ministry – 29/30 June 19

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

 

 

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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Hailey Manalastas who is to be baptised this weekend. 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.

CORPUS CHRISTI FEAST PROCESSION, JUNE 23RD
To celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, our Parish will again this year celebrate this Feast with a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the School Oval on Sunday, 23rd June at 10:20am sharp followed by Mass. We invite you all to attend this beautiful ceremony.

ROSE PETALS FOR FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI
Next Sunday 23rd June is the Feast of Corpus Christi. If you have any Roses in bloom, could you spare some rose petals for us to use in the procession. Please leave them in the basket provided, near the sacristy door, sometime this week. Thank you.

PARISH FEAST – SAINT PETER APOSTLE, SUNDAY 30TH JUNE, 10:30AM MASS
Please join us for this special Mass as we celebrate and give thanks to our Patron Saint Peter for all the blessings and graces bestowed upon our wonderful Parish. Could everyone please bring a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to be shared in the hall after Mass.

“HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THE CATHOLIC JOURNEY RCIA (Adults) OR RCIC (Children Year 7 and above)"
If this question has nagged you or one of your friends, you might like to join us for a series of enquiry evenings that are starting in JULY 19. At these nights there will be an opportunity for you or your friends to ask questions and find out a little more about the Catholic Christian journey. The atmosphere will be warm and friendly with no pressure. If you would like to come please call Francis Thomas (0401 787 372) or Rodney Dearing (0419 881 610). Hope to see you there.

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year will be available for collection from the hall from the weekend of 22/23 June 2019.

YOUTH MASS will be celebrated at 5:00pm this Sunday, June 16th, 2019. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will be assisting in all ministries and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Please support our Sausage Sizzle which will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 22/23 June. Proceeds go towards activities in our Church. Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.

BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK JUNE 18TH AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St. James & St. Peters Bible Study continues on June 18th at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peters Hoppers Crossing. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 7) with teachings, videos, discussions etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426 071 375.

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us in the Community Centre each Saturday morning from 7:20 to 8:30am for a hearty breakfast and lively discussion. You can contact Les on 0401 541 666.

EARN & LEARN STICKERS FOR OUR SCHOOL
Our school is collecting the Earn & Learn Stickers from Woolworths. A box has been placed in the church foyer to collect the stickers. Your cooperation is gratefully accepted.

WE CARE – Responding to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act Victoria
From the earliest times, Christ’s followers have set themselves apart by their care of the vulnerable (Acts 4:34). On 19 June 2019, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (VAD) comes into effect in Victoria. It legalises euthanasia and assisted suicide. Despite what the law may say, our Christian tradition affirms that every life, including those of the sick and suffering, is sacred. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are never part of end of life care.

Pope Francis has encouraged ordinary Catholics everywhere to resist euthanasia and to protect the old, the young and the vulnerable from being cast aside in a “throw-away culture.” We are called to follow Christ by accompanying people with compassion, sharing hope not fear.

The Bishops of the Catholic dioceses of Melbourne, Ballarat, Sale and Sandhurst, echoing Pope Francis, have published a pastoral letter including practical guidance on ways we can be conscientious objectors to euthanasia.

Copies of the letter are available in the church foyer. Please take a copy and share it.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
The mystery of the Blessed Trinity invites us to live in communion with one another, in love and in sharing: certain that wherever there is love, there is God.

ALIGHT FAMILY FIESTA, SAT.  21ST SEPTEMBER AT ST. BEDE’S COLLEGE MENTONE
At a time when living Christian family life can feel like swimming against the tide, Alight is an event that will strengthen everyone – especially parents – to be renewed in their mission. Fr. Leo Patalinghug, a priest and chef, will serve up a creative presentation of faith and food that will have the whole family wanting more. Rides, food and live music will help to make this a joyful celebration for the whole family! To register or for more info, check out the Alight flyers in the hall or visit www.cam.org.au/alight19. The Catholic Development Fund have generously provided sponsorship specifically to help families in financial difficulty. For those families where cost may be an obstacle, please contact the Life, Marriage & Family Office on 9287 5587. See flyers in hall.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Kathleen Canavan, Lina Musumeci, Linda Dablo, Mercedes Ifurung, Robert Gomes, Francis Pilare and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Fr. Frank Jones, Paul Cachia, Desmond Comms, Melville & Annie Lawrence, Dorothy Prathapasinghe, Daphne Keogh, Amy D’Rozario, Joseph Chelliah and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando, Paul Camilleri, Zandi Falzon, Helga Jacob, Vonnie Pritchard, Tim Cooper, Hannah Czerniawsky, Camille Miles, Lorraine Vella, Atima Chakraborty, Paul Camilleri, Magdalena Marquez, Ashley Azavedo, Martina Serrao, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 23 June 19

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza

Readers – 22/23 June 19

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 22/23 June 19

  6:00pm B. Fernandes / S. D’Silva / F. Thomas / Volunteer
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Z. D’Mello / Sally DiB / V. Firman / M. Naufahu
  5:00pm S. Joseph / R. Perera / E. Behrouzi / I. Simangan

Music Ministry – 22/23 June 19

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