IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5:00pm 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 8:15pm starting with Mass|
|Healing Mass||Next Healing Mass will be held on 7th March 2020, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.|
|3rd Sunday||5:00pm Youth Mass|
7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass
7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette
The first Healing Mass for 2020 will be held on Saturday, 7th March 2020.
BAPTISM FORMATION meeting on Monday, 3 February at 7:00pm in Church.
HURRY. LAST WEEKS to purchase your religious calendar!! You can keep up to date with Holy Days, Saints' Feast Days, etc. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars only $9. Pocket Calendars $7.
MICK GASTIN'S 100TH BIRTHDAY
Fr. Vincent, Dcn. Charles and the parish community wish Mick Gastin a Very Happy 100th Birthday. We congratulate you Mick, on reaching this milestone. May God continue to shower his blessings on you each day.
LITURGY OF THE WORD & COMMUNION SERVICE WHILE FR. VINCENT IS AWAY
Please welcome Fr. Greg Bourke and Fr. Eugene San who will be assisting in Fr. Vincent's absence.
The following Communion Services will replace Mass:
8:30am – Monday, 27 January to Friday 31 January
9:15am – Saturday, 1 February
7:00pm Novena Mass will be held on Wednesday, 29th January. Please note that there will be no Healing Mass in February. For more details, please check the doors for Mass/Communion Service times while Fr. Vincent is away until 13 February.
SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR BUSHFIRE CRISIS (ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUSHFIRE APPEAL)
As we have been advertising over the past weeks, to support the victims of the recent bushfire disasters around Australia, the Archbishop has encouraged all parishes to have a special collection which will be directed to the 'St. Vincent de Paul Bushfire Appeal'. The collection will be taken at all Masses this weekend, 25/26 January 2020. Parishioners wishing to donate individually can donate directly via www.vinnies.org.au and receive a tax deductible receipt. All monies go directly to individuals and communities in bushfire-affected areas. Your generous contribution towards this cause is greatly appreciated.
SUNDAY SCHOOL & SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME
(for Children attending non Catholic Schools)
ENROLMENT DAY IS SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY, 9:30AM TO 11:00AM. Classes start Sunday 9th February, 9.15am to 10:25am. Please bring along Child`s Baptism Certificate to be sighted. Find us by following the arrows on the brick walls. For any enquiries please phone Bernice on 9749 2812.
FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD (also known as CANDLEMAS) - SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
A special 'Blessing of Candles' will be given at the 6:00pm Mass on Saturday, 1st February, and 8:30am, 10:30am and 5:00pm Masses on Sunday, 2nd February. Everyone is invited to bring their own candles and place them on the table near the Sanctuary before the start of Mass. These blessed candles serve as a symbol of Jesus Christ, who referred to Himself as the Light of the World.
BIBLE STUDY MONDAY 3RD FEBRUARY
Combined Parishes of St. Peters and St. James will commence on Monday 3rd February at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peter's Hoppers Crossing conducted by Clive Gonsalves and Francis Thomas. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of John with teachings, explanations, reflections and sharings with audio visuals. All are welcome with a special welcome memento to all attending regularly. Message enquiries to Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 or Francis Thomas 0401787372.
2020 CHOIR (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS SHIRLEY'S GROUP) are looking for musicians. If you would like to join them, please call Jenny Winkler on 0438 592 785.
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION FOR 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed Him.” (Matthew 4:22)
Just as Jesus called the first apostles, He calls each of us to follow Him, too. Not everyone is called to leave their business or family behind, but we are expected to put God first in everything. Everything from our time in daily prayer, our talent in participating in one of our parish ministries, and our treasure to support the financial needs of our parish mission.
‘BEING A CATHOLIC IN 2020 MELBOURNE'
Monday 3 February Archbishop Peter Comensoli
Where: European Bier Café
Level 1, 120 Exhibition Street CBD MELBOURNE
Doors open at 6.30 pm, the talk will commence at 7.30 pm.
Audience: 18 to 35 year olds; Priests and Religious of all ages welcome
Theology @ the Pub are thrilled to kick off the New Year with our very own Archbishop Peter Comensoli, talking around the topic of 'Being a Catholic in 2020 Melbourne'. As young adults in a very secular city, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate our way through the many challenges we face. How are we called to evangelise? What would the Archbishop like the young people of Melbourne to focus on this year? These are some of the questions he will be focusing on, whilst allowing time to answer questions from the audience.
For more details, visit Facebook: www.facebook.com/tapmelb/
We pray for Josephine Buttigieg, Doris Muscat, Premacio Bering, Fr. Salim Rizkallah, Dorothy Caleja, Sheila O'Brien and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Kevin Waters, Rita Dubowik, Stan Walkden, Gemma Scicluna, Tony Catania, Odelona Vargas, Joseph Siccita, Eugene Pietrzykowski, Yesudason Johnkutty, Gavina & Pedro Angeles and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Godwin Arandez, Gordon Newman, Francine Foster, Sam Caruana, Bill Fairney, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Zandi Falzon, Madel Tecson, Jamilton Dabu, Jerome Marave, Harriet Calvert, Robel Rosales, Rey Medina, Denis Webber, Charmaine Denise, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary Vella, Mary D'cruz, Ron Shegog, Leo Mellewa, Pat Heffernan, Andrea Clayburn, Yvonne Clayton, Monique Hoaster, Fonces De Roza and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 2 Feb 2020
|Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin|
Readers – 1/2 Feb 2020
|5:00pm||Sonia Sabu Mathew|
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 1/2 Feb 2020
|6:00pm||M. Maple / G. Surrao / B. Raj / B. Farrugia|
|8:30am||Karen F. / M. Nelthropp / K. English / S. Gomez|
|10:30am||E. Mills / S. Di Benedetto / J. Quinless / S. Vaz|
|5:00pm||R. Albuquerque / M&A Etiennette / Volunteer|
Music Ministry – 1/2 Feb 2020