PARISH NEWS

 

LENTEN/EASTER TIMETABLE

PALM SUNDAY, 13/14 APRIL 
Normal Weekend Masses
HOLY THURSDAY, 18 APRIL
7:30pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper including Washing of the Feet and Vigil until 11:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY, 19 APRIL
10:00am – Stations of the Cross
  3:00pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion followed by Divine Mercy Novena
EASTER VIGIL, 20 APRIL
7:30pm – Easter Vigil Mass
EASTER SUNDAY, 21 APRIL

8:30am & 10:30am Masses

1:15pm Spanish Mass

N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA TIMETABLE
Good Friday, 19 April – After 3:00pm Service

Holy Saturday, 20 April – 8:30am followed by Confessions

(No morning Mass)

Sunday 21 April to Friday 26 April – After 8:30am Mass
Saturday, 27 April – After 9:15am Mass
DIVINE MERCY FEAST, SUNDAY, 28 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am 5:00pm – Normal Sunday Masses
2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confession
3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass
CONFESSIONS

Every Saturday – After   9:15am Mass Every Wednesday – After 7:00pm Mass

Holy Saturday – 9:00am

 

READINGS FOR EASTER TRIDUUM

HOLY THURSDAY

1st Reading

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14

Resp. Psalm

Ps 115:12-13, 15-18

2nd Reading

1 Cor 11:23-26

Gospel Acclamation

Jn13:34

Gospel

Jn 13:1-15

GOOD FRIDAY

1st Reading

Is 52:13-53:12

Resp. Psalm

Ps 30:2,6,12-13,15-17,25

2nd Reading

Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9

Gospel Acclamation

Phil 2:8-9

Gospel

Jn 18:1-19:42

EASTER VIGIL

1st Reading

:  Gen.1:1-2:2,

Resp Psalm

Ps103,1-2,5-6,10,  12-14,24,35

2nd Reading

Gen. 22:1-18,

Resp. Psalm

Ps 15:5,8-11

3rd Reading

Ex 14:15-15:1.

Canticle

Ex 15:1-6,17-18

EASTER SUNDAY

1st Reading

Acts 10:34,37-43

Resp. Psalm

Ps 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23

2nd Reading

Col 3:1-4

Gospel Acclamation

1 Cor 5:6-8

Gospel

Jn 20:1-9

 

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 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Preparation Meeting, Monday 1 April 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
11th April 7:00pm Combined Parish Rite II Reconciliation at St. Peters.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS on Good Friday at 10:00am will be led and conducted by the Young Adults of our parish. There will also be video clips on each station from the Movie The Passion of Christ Directed by Mel Gibson.

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

GOOD FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHT
In order to continue our commemoration of the Good Friday services, the Young Adults Group will show the movie Son of God, based entirely on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The movie will commence at 7:00pm  on Friday, April 19th 2019. There will be no BBQ or snacks. So, come along and continue to learn about our God who died on the Cross to save us. The movie will be screened on the big new wide screen in the church hall with stereophonic sound.

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A box has been placed outside the Sacristy for the return of Project Compassion boxes. Or, you can see Fr. Vincent or one of the Deacons to return your boxes. Thank you.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on Tuesday (April 16) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the theatrette. We are at Mark Chapter 3. All are welcome. Enquiries:  Message 0426 071 375.

ANZAC DAY REMEMBRANCE MASS – THURSDAY 25TH APRIL, 8:30AM
Please join us for this special Mass which will include the Ode, the Last Post and the National Anthem. One minute silence will also be observed.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – 28TH APRIL, 2019
To celebrate this Feast, there will be Exposition, Adoration and Confession commencing at 2:00pm. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited at 3:00pm (the hour of Mercy), followed by Mass. Please note that the 5:00pm Sunday Mass will be celebrated as usual. Please check timetable in this bulletin.

WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND THANK THE KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS for the erection of the Lenten Crosses in Hoppers Crossing and Werribee.

THANK YOU TO ALL GREEN NURSERY for their donation of palms for our Palm Sunday celebrations.

MONTHLY YOUTH MASS
There will be no youth mass this month as the third Sunday is Easter Sunday. Instead, the Young Adults will lead and conduct the Good Friday Stations of the Cross. Next Youth Mass is on Sunday 19th May at 5:00pm.

MASS OF THE HOLY OILS (CHRISM MASS) – TUES 16TH APRIL 11:00AM, ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, EAST MELBOURNE
All are invited to attend this special Mass celebrated by Archbishop Peter Comensoli and concelebrated with Priests and Deacons from the Archdiocese. At this Mass, the Oil of the Sick, the Oils of Catechumens and the Chrism are blessed. This Mass manifests the communion of the Priests with their Bishop in a leadership of service. Kindly note that the 8:30am morning Mass will be celebrated as usual at our church.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
During this time of Lent we are invited to look to others too with charity, which frees us from the vanity of possessing, from thinking that things are good if they are good for me.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 21 Apr 19

Pravin A. / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 20/21 Apr 19

  7:30pm C. Skinner / Davy F. / B. Steinhauer / E. Dalton
  8:30am K. McLoughlin / S. D’Silva
10:30am S. Vaz
  5:00pm NO MASS

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 20/21 Apr 19

  7:30pm B. Farrugia / M. Maple / J. Poppen / M. Naufahu / S. Martis / D&J Roga
  8:30am E. Behrouzi / C. Coelho / L&B Jones /H. Durski / K. English / G. Siccita
10:30am N. Costa / V. Firman / M. Peters / VOL
  5:00pm NO MASS

Music Ministry – 20/21 Apr 19

  7:30pm St. Peter’s Choir
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm NO 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 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Preparation Meeting, Monday 1 April 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 – NEXT HEALING MASS ON APRIL 6TH, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

COMMUNION SERVICE
Please note that as Fr. Vincent is not available, instead of Mass at 8:30am there will be Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service on Tuesday 2nd April and Wednesday 10th April. There will be the usual 7:00pm Mass on Wednesday 10th April.

FIRST FRIDAY SERVICE on April 5th 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.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ends next Sunday, 7th April. Please remember to turn your clocks BACK 1 hour the night before so you are not too late for Mass !!

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on April 2nd 2019 in the theatrette. We are studying the Gospel of Mark and are at Ch 2. Bible Study class will be conducted by Clive Gonsalves from St. James Parish. New members welcome. Enquiries to Royden 0426 071 375

LENTEN RETREAT
Lenten retreat continues on April 4 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, conducted by Deacons Royden & Charles. These will consist of teachings, short films, music, reflections on key parables from the Gospel of Luke to increase our faith and build a stronger relationship with Jesus during this Lenten Period. There will also be Eucharistic Adoration, solemn prayer and confessions. On April 4th we will reflect on the parable of The Good Samaritan.

CONGRATULATIONS to Grade3 Students who make their first Reconciliation on Tuesday, 2nd April at 7:00pm. We pray that God will shower these children with his blessings.

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION, THURS. 11TH APRIL, 7:00PM AT ST. PETER'S PARISH
Please join us for our annual Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 11th April at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves this Lenten season for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery. All welcome.

MASS OF THE HOLY OILS (CHRISM MASS)- TUES 16TH APRIL 11:00AM, ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, EAST MELBOURNE
All are invited to attend this special Mass celebrated by Archbishop Peter Comensoli and concelebrated with Priests and Deacons from the Archdiocese. Also, the Oil of the Sick, the Oils of Catechumens and the Chrism are blessed. This Mass manifests the communion of the Priests with their Bishop in a leadership of service. Kindly note that the 8:30am morning Mass will be celebrated as usual.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are days of Fasting and Abstinence from meat. All other Fridays, except solemnities, the law of the common practice of penance is fulfilled by any one of the following:

  1. Prayer eg – Mass attendance; family prayer; a visit to a church or chapel; reading the Bible; making Stations of the Cross; praying the Rosary, etc.
  2. Self Denial eg – not eating meat, sweets or dessert; giving up entertainment to spend time with family; limiting food and drink to give to the poor of ones own country or elsewhere, etc. Project Compassion is a major means of expressing self-denial in Australia.
  3. Helping Others eg – special attention to someone who is poor, sick, elderly, lonely or overburdened, etc.
  • All who have turned 18 and who are not yet 60 are bound to fast. All who have completed 14 are bound to abstain. (Canon 1252)
  • Lent is a time of penance. During this season the faithful are exhorted to devote themselves in a special manner to prayer, to engage in works of piety and charity and to deny themselves.
  • All faithful are obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled between Ash Wednesday 6 March 19 and Trinity Sunday, 16 June 19 unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year.

The wonderful gift of the Lord’s merciful love is offered in a special way in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Lent is a most appropriate time to receive this Sacrament. All who have reached the age of discretion are bound faithfully to confess their grave sins at least once a year.

VISIT BY FR. DOM DI GIORGIO
As Fr. Dom is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of his priesthood, Fr. Vincent has invited him to celebrate the 10:30am Mass next Sunday, 7th April. Let us welcome Fr. Dom back with our usual St. Peter's warmth and hospitality.

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

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Outward appearance, money, career, hobbies: these are sirens that enchant us and then set us adrift. #Lent is a time of grace to free our hearts from vanities.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Virginia Jewers, Trix Andrada, Janice Cassar, Fillipo Amore and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Phillip Jones, Kuriakkose Palatty, Buenaventura Are, Benita Reyes and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela O’Brian, Kath Meddings, Patrick Thornby, Patrick Clark, Lewis Zammit, Nofoao Thomas, Vonnie Pritchard, Shelton, Melvin Ramshaw, Maria Barruto, Lee Andrew Tesaluna, Rosa Carullo, Jeffrey Grech, Martha Rodrigues, Jeffrey Trach, Barbara Brown, Josephine Buttigieg, Melissa Caroline Bear, Kenneth Henriques, Santana D’Souza, Monica Harris, James Williams, Rosemary Fairnie, Joyce Devine, Frank O’Brien, Liam Fitzpatrick, Trish Hamill, Bruce Renn and all who are ill in our parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 7 April 19

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 6/7 April 19

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Sonia Sabu Mathew

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 6/7 April 19

  6:00pm H Durski / N Golaw / B Fernandes / Davy F.
  8:30am Karen F. / S. Gomez / C. Coelho / L. Jones
10:30am N. Costa / L. Ortega / Sally DiB / M. Naufahu
  5:00pm R Perera/D Etiennette/S Joseph/E Behrouzi

Music Ministry - 6/7 April 19

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

PALM SUNDAY, 14 APRIL
Next weekend 13/14 April palms will be blessed and distributed at all weekend Masses.

COMMUNION SERVICE
Please note that as Fr. Vincent is not available, instead of Mass at 8:30am there will be Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service on Wednesday 10th April. There will be the usual 7:00pm Mass on Wednesday 10th April.

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION, THURS. 11TH APRIL, 7:00PM AT ST. PETER'S PARISH
Please join us for our annual Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 11th April at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves this Lenten season for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery. All welcome.

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 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Preparation Meeting, Monday 1 April 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
11th April 7:00pm Combined Parish Rite II Reconciliation at St. Peters.

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Christian Robert Tringali, Ethan Christopher Brewer, Xavier Raymond Mulquiney 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.

CONGRATULATIONS FR. DOM on the 60th Anniversary of your Priesthood. Thank you for your shepherding over the past 60 years, and in particular for our parish, St. Peter's.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Held every Friday during Lent commencing at 7:00pm in the Church and followed by Mass. Stations of the Cross on 12th April will be led by the St Peters Charismatic Prayer Community.

LENTEN RETREAT
Thank you to all who attended the Lenten Retreat over the last 4 weeks. We were able to journey with Christ through the Gospels and build a closer relationship with Jesus. May this be the start of a new journey that carries on well past Easter. With your support we may have an Advent retreat later this year.

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A box has been placed outside the Sacristy for the return of Project Compassion boxes or you can see Fr. Vincent or one of the Deacons to return your boxes. Thank you.

GOOD FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHT
In order to continue our commemoration of the Good Friday services, Young Adults Group will be showing the movie Son of God entirely based on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The movie will commence at 7:00pm and there will be no BBQ or snacks. So come along and continue to learn about our God who died on the Cross to save us.

MASS OF THE HOLY OILS (CHRISM MASS)- TUES 16TH APRIL 11:00AM, ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, EAST MELBOURNE
All are invited to attend this special Mass celebrated by Archbishop Peter Comensoli and concelebrated with Priests and Deacons from the Archdiocese. Also, the Oil of the Sick, the Oils of Catechumens and the Chrism are blessed. This Mass manifests the communion of the Priests with their Bishop in a leadership of service. Kindly note that the 8:30am morning Mass will be celebrated as usual.

DID YOU KNOW?
At the present time, we have fifty students in our seminary at Carlton, Corpus Christi College. There are currently thirty-five students for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Melbourne – thirty in Corpus Christi College, and five studying in Rome. Please keep these men in your prayers, and pray that many more will join them to minister in our Archdiocese. Your prayer today might make the difference to a young person.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
If we do not listen to the voice of the Lord, our hearts become like soil without water. That is why the Lord says: “Harden not your hearts”.

LENTEN/EASTER TIMETABLE

RECONCILIATION RITE II Thursday, 11 April, 7:30pm in Church

PALM SUNDAY, 13/14 APRIL

Normal Weekend Masses

HOLY THURSDAY, 18 APRIL

7:30pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

including Washing of the Feet and Vigil until 11:00pm

GOOD FRIDAY, 19 APRIL

10:00am – Stations of the Cross

3:00pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion followed by Divine Mercy Novena

EASTER VIGIL, 20 APRIL

7:30pm – Easter Vigil Mass

EASTER SUNDAY, 21 APRIL

8:30am & 10:30am Masses

1:15pm Spanish Mass

N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA TIMETABLE
Good Friday, 19 April – After 3:00pm Service

Holy Saturday, 20 April – 8:30am followed by Confessions

(No morning Mass)

Sunday 21 April – After 8:30am Mass
Monday 22 April to Friday 26 April – After 8:30am Mass
Saturday, 27 April – After 9:15am Mass
DIVINE MERCY FEAST, SUNDAY, 28 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am 5:00pm – Normal Sunday Masses
2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confession
3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass

CONFESSIONS

Every Saturday – After  9:15am Mass

Every Wednesday – After 7:00pm Mass

Holy Saturday – 9:00am

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Martha Rodrigues, Ceada D’Cruz, Sophie Fernandes, Hubert Hurtis, Mary Farrugia, Eileen Janer and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Judith & Sebastian D’Cruz, Afra & Isidon Fernandes, Lorna Anderson, Tibor Frank, Ramon Alinea, Irineo Bansale, Victoria Sapiano, Jim Murray, Terry McGovern, Nick Adamo, Alex deBorja, Elena dela Cruz, Antonio Grisancich, Aniceta Esmaquel, Maria Nguyen, Peter and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela O’Brian, Kath Meddings, Patrick Thornby, Patrick Clark, Lewis Zammit, Nofoao Thomas, Vonnie Pritchard, Shelton, Melvin Ramshaw, Maria Barruto, Lee Andrew Tesaluna, Rosa Carullo, Jeffrey Grech, Jeffrey Trach, Barbara Brown, Josephine Buttigieg, Melissa Caroline Bear, Kenneth Henriques, Santana D’Souza, Monica Harris, James Williams, Rosemary Fairney, Joyce Devine, Frank O’Brien, Liam Fitzpatrick, Trish Hamill, Bruce Renn, Margie Fernando and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Palm Sunday Money Counters - 14 Apr 19

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson

Palm Sunday Readers – 13/14 Apr 19

  6:00pm W. D’Cruz / D. Fernandez Dcn. Charles / Fr. Vincent / J. Poppen
  8:30am R. Hibbert / G. Siccita Dcn. Charles / Fr. Vincent / D. Hankins
10:30am S. Harry / L. Vasquez Dcn. Charles / Fr. Vincent / S. Vaz
  5:00pm J. Cardel / G. Sharman Dcn. Charles / Fr. Vincent / C. Skinner

Palm Sunday Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 13/14 Apr 19

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / J. Tramontana / M. Maple / S. Martis/ S. D’Silva / H. Durski / Vol
  8:30am R. Johnson/ A. Vesty / M. Nelthropp / K. English / K. McLoughlin / D&J Roga
10:30am M&Z D’Mello /N. Costa / M. Naufahu / S&I Simangan / V. Firman
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / I. D’Lima  / 2 x  VOLUNTEERS

Palm Sunday Music Ministry - 13/14 Apr 19

  6:00pm Mater Dolarosa
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm Footsteps

 

 

 

 

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 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NEXT HEALING MASS ON APRIL 6TH, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS AND THEIR UNBORN BABIES
To mark the Feast of the Annunciation, Father will be giving a special blessing for all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses on the weekend of 23/24 March.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS held every Friday during Lent commencing at 7:00pm in the Church and followed by Mass. Stations of the Cross on 22 March will be led by the Ministry for Special Ministers.

LENT ANOINTING FOR HEALING MASS – TUES 26TH MARCH, 11:00 AM
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly, are invited to attend our annual Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday, 26th March at 11:00 am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the hall. All welcome.

LENTEN RETREAT
Lenten retreat continues on March 28 and April 4 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, conducted by Deacons Royden & Charles. These will consist of teachings, short films, music, reflections on key parables from the Gospel of Luke to increase our faith and build a stronger relationship with Jesus during this Lenten Period. There will also be Eucharistic Adoration, solemn prayer and confessions. On March 28th we will reflect on the parable of The Rich Man & Lazarus.

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES are located in the foyer. Please collect one after Mass. Thank you.

MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR NOVENA
Every Wednesday at 7:30pm (after 7:00pm mass) consisting of traditional prayers, scripture reading, brief homily, Eucharistic Adoration and some of our favourite hymns. Come and join us for the Novena. Novena Books for personal use are available at the sacristy or after the Novena on Wednesday for $5.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Please support our Sausage Sizzle which will be held after all Masses this weekend. Proceeds from the Sausage Sizzle go towards activities in our Church.

YOUNG ADULTS
We would like to thank all youth who attended the youth mass on Sunday March 17th. Thank you to all the parents who encouraged and brought their children for the youth mass where the number of youth attending each mass is increasing as also is the number of youth joining the Young Adults Ministry. Special thanks to the Lopez family for donating savouries for the evening.

ADVERTISING IN BACK OF PARISH BULLETIN
Parishioners, if you would like to advertise on the back page of the Parish Bulletin, we currently have some vacant spots. Cost of advertising for one year is $200. Please contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300 if you would like to take up one of the vacant spots.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are days of Fasting and Abstinence from meat. All other Fridays, except solemnities, the law of the common practice of penance is fulfilled by any one of the following:

  1. Prayer eg – Mass attendance; family prayer; a visit to a church or chapel; reading the Bible; making Stations of the Cross; praying the Rosary, etc.
  2. Self Denial eg – not eating meat, sweets or dessert; giving up entertainment to spend time with family; limiting food and drink to give to the poor of ones own country or elsewhere, etc. Project Compassion is a major means of expressing self-denial in Australia.
  3. Helping Others eg – special attention to someone who is poort, sick, elderly, lonely or overburdened, etc.
  • All who have turned 18 and who are not yet 60 are bound to fast. All who have completed 14 are bound to abstain. (Canon 1252)
  • Lent is a time of penance. During this season the faithful are exhorted to devote themselves in a special manner to prayer, to engage in works of piety and charity and to deny themselves.
  • All faithful are obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled between Ash Wednesday 6 March 19 and Trinity Sunday, 16 June 19 unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year.

The wonderful gift of the Lord’s merciful love is offered in a special way in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Lent is a most appropriate time to receive this Sacrament. All who have reached the age of discretion are bound faithfully to confess their grave sins at least once a year.

FUNERALS on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday are forbidden. Funerals on these days are celebrated with the Liturgy of the Word and without the Eucharistic Sacrifice.

WEDDINGS are discouraged on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. If they are required, no decorations including flowers, no music or Nuptial Mass will be permitted.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
I pray for the victims of the horrible attack against two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. I renew my invitation for prayer and gestures of peace to combat hatred and violence.

SPIRITUAL RETREAT, SATURDAY, 30TH MARCH 2019 at the Community Centre, 9:30am to 4:00pm. Led by Anastia Rebello & Team. Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Virginia Jewers, Giovanni Simioni, Isave Nguyen, Ravenal Pamparo, Charles, Trix Andrade, Celina David and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Geoff Dalton, Helene Green, Fr. Edward D’Souza, Lino Rosas, Gwenda Henry, Rolando Sanchez and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela O’Brian, Kath Meddings, Patrick Thornby, Patrick Clark, Lewis Zammit, Nofoao Thomas, Vonnie Pritchard, Shelton, Melvin Ramshaw, Maria Barruto, Lee Andrew Tesaluna, Rosa Carullo, Jeffrey Grech, Martha Rodrigues, Jeffrey Trach, Barbara Brown, Josephine Buttigieg, Melissa Caroline Bear, Kenneth Henriques, Santana D’Souza, Monica Harris, James Williams, Rosemary Fairnie and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 31 March 19

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 30/31 March 19

  6:00pm Ignes D’Lima
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 30/31 March 19

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / J. Poppen / Davy F. / E. Dalton
  8:30am G. Sharman / D&J Roga / A. Vesty
10:30am V.Azimi / N. Costa / C. Morcom / V. Firman
  5:00pm S&I Simangan / A. Etiennette / J. Phan Lai

Music Ministry - 30/31March 19

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Shepherds of Christ
  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 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NEXT HEALING MASS ON APRIL 6TH, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR NOVENA Every Wednesday at 7:30pm (after 7:00pm mass) consisting of traditional prayers, scripture reading, brief homily, Eucharistic Adoration and some of our favourite hymns. Come and join us for the Novena. Novena Books for personal use are available at the sacristy or after the Novena on Wednesday for $5.

LENTEN RETREAT
Lenten retreat continues on March 21,28 and April 4 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, conducted by Deacons Royden & Charles. These will consist of teachings, short films, music, reflections on key parables from the Gospel of Luke to increase our faith and build a stronger relationship with Jesus during this Lenten Period. There will also be Eucharistic Adoration, solemn prayer and confessions. On March 21st we will reflect on Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS held every Friday during Lent commencing at 7:00pm in the Church and followed by Mass. Stations of the Cross on 22 March will be led by the Music Ministry.

SACRAMENTAL & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME
If your children attend a non-Catholic School and you wish for them to prepare to receive Sacraments or general instruction, come and see us. Classes each Sunday from 9:15am to 10:25am. Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749 2812.

THANK YOU Father Vincent and Parishioners of St. Peter's for your prayers and support during our son, Vincent's illness. He is now on the road to recovery.
Les & Bev Jones.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are days of Fasting and Abstinence from meat. All other Fridays, except solemnities, the law of the common practice of penance is fulfilled by any one of the following:

  1. Prayer eg – Mass attendance; family prayer; a visit to a church or chapel; reading the Bible; making Stations of the Cross; praying the Rosary, etc.
  2. Self Denial eg – not eating meat, sweets or dessert; giving up entertainment to spend time with family; limiting food and drink to give to the poor of ones own country or elsewhere, etc. Project Compassion is a major means of expressing self-denial in Australia.
  3. Helping Others eg – special attention to someone who is poort, sick, elderly, lonely or overburdened, etc.
  • All who have turned 18 and who are not yet 60 are bound to fast. All who have completed 14 are bound to abstain. (Canon 1252)
  • Lent is a time of penance. During this season the faithful are exhorted to devote themselves in a special manner to prayer, to engage in works of piety and charity and to deny themselves.
  • All faithful are obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled between Ash Wednesday 6 March 19 and Trinity Sunday, 16 June 19 unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year.

The wonderful gift of the Lord’s merciful love is offered in a special way in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Lent is a most appropriate time to receive this Sacrament. All who have reached the age of discretion are bound faithfully to confess their grave sins at least once a year.

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES are located in the foyer. Please collect one after Mass. Thank you.

YOUTH MASS
This Sunday (March 17) the 5:00pm mass will be the Youth Mass. All youth are invited to attend. There will be a special blessing given by Fr. Vincent for all the youth. Parents encourage your children to attend this mass where they can meet other youth of the parish and stay over for fellowship after the mass. Please bring a plate of sweets or savouries to share. If you’d like to participate or assist or donate please call the Young Adults Number 0470 445 684.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Commences at the 10:30am Mass, this Sunday 17 March 2019.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on March 19 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the theatrette. We are at Mark Ch 1. Come and experience an interactive study of the Bible. Enquiries Dcn. Royden 0426 071 375.

RISE FESTIVAL
The Archdiocesan Office for Youth is hosting a one-day event for young people aged from 9 to 29 to discover and deepen their relation to Christ and to celebrate their faith. RISE 2019 will have a festival like atmosphere and will include opportunities for young people to experience the arts, live music, prayer, social time and workshops based on a variety of topics. The RISE event will be held at the Penola Catholic College, Glenroy on Saturday March 23rd from 10:00am to 9:00pm. If you are interested please speak to one of the youth leaders after the 5:00pm mass on Sunday March 17.

LENT ANOINTING FOR HEALING MASS – TUES 26TH MARCH, 11:00 AM
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly, are invited to attend our annual Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday, 26th March at 11:00 am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the hall. All welcome.

BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS AND THEIR UNBORN BABIES
To mark the Feast of the Annunciation, Father will be giving a special blessing for all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses on the weekend of 23/24 March.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
At the beginning of Lent, it would do us good to ask for the grace to preserve the memory of all that the Lord has done in our lives, of how He has loved us.

ADVERTISING IN BACK OF PARISH BULLETIN
Parishioners, if you would like to advertise on the back page of the Parish Bulletin, we currently have some vacant spots. Cost of advertising for one year is $200. Please contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300 if you would like to take up one of the vacant spots.

ST. VINCENT'S CARE SERVICES WERRIBEE are looking for volunteers to assist with the elderly. If you are able to help please call them on 9431 0100. See poster on notice board.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Mar Dela Cruz, Eugene Xavier, Ceada D’Cruz, Joseph Zammit, Theresa Bonavia, Trix Andrada, Giovanni Simioni, Victims of the Christchurch Massacre and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Elaine Poutney, Desmond Cones, John & Gertrude Briscoe, Cyrilyn Jayasooriya, Juliana Toncic, Thresiamma Sebastian and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela O’Brian, Kath Meddings, Patrick Thornby, Patrick Clark, Lewis Zammit, Nofoao Thomas, Vonnie Pritchard, Shelton, Melvin Ramshaw, Maria Barruto, Lee Andrew Tesaluna, Rosa Carullo, Jeffrey Grech, Martha Rodrigues, Jeffrey Trach, Barbara Brown, Josephine Buttigieg, Melissa Caroline Bear, Kenneth Henriques, Santana D’Souza, Monica Harris, James Williams, and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 24 March 19

Pravin A. / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 23/24 March 19

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Dominic Hankins

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 23/24 March 19

  6:00pm E. Mills / S. Martis / Praful A. / J. Tramontata
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Z D’Mello /Sally DiB / L Ortega / B Fernandes
  5:00pm E Behrouzi / S Joseph / R Perera / G Siccita

Music Ministry - 23/24 March 19

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

 

PARISH NEWS 

We welcome you back to the parish FR. BARRY TOBIN and thank you for celebrating the 6:00pm Mass this Saturday, 9th March, with our parish community. 

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 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NEXT HEALING MASS ON APRIL 6TH, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held every Friday during Lent commencing at 7:00pm in the Church and followed by Mass. Stations of the Cross on 15 March will be led by the Bible Study Ministry.

WAY OF THE CROSS LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO TA PINU
Come and join us in our yearly Lenten pilgrimage at Ta Pinu to pray and reflect on Jesus’ passion and death. Saturday, 16th March, 15 Flanagans Drive, Merrimu. Stations of the Cross at 10:30am, followed by Mass and shared fellowship. More information from Sherwin on 0466 408 004 or email the parish office at stpeters@westnet.com.au.

ROSTERS for Lectors, Ministers for Communion, Piety Store and Communion to the Sick available for collection from the hall.

YOUNG ADULTS
Thank you to all of you who attended our Movie Night on Saturday March 2nd. The movie was much enjoyed by all. Your Gold Coin donations and purchases of snacks, BBQ and drinks netted $270 which will be used to fund our ongoing activities, meetings, trips, etc. Sincere thanks to the Parish and all the Volunteers for your ongoing support

MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR NOVENA Every Wednesday at 7.30 pm (after 7pm mass) consisting of traditional prayers, scripture reading, brief homily, Eucharistic Adoration and some of our favourite hymns. Come and join us for the Novena. Novena Books for personal use are available at the sacristy or after the Novena on Wednesday for $5.

SACRAMENTAL & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME
If your children attend a non-Catholic School and you wish for them to prepare to receive Sacraments or general instruction, come and see us. Classes each Sunday from 9:15am to 10:25am. Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749 2812.

LENTEN RETREAT
Our parish will have a Lenten retreat this year on March 14,21,28 and April 4 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, conducted by Deacons Royden & Charles. These will consist of teachings, short films, music, reflections on key parables from the Gospel of Luke to increase our faith and build a stronger relationship with Jesus during this Lenten Period. There will also be Eucharistic Adoration, solemn prayer and confessions. On March 14th we will reflect on the Parable of The Prodigal Son.

YOUTH MASS
Next Sunday (March 17) the 5:00pm mass will be the Youth Mass. All youth are invited to attend. There will be a special blessing given by Fr. Vincent for all the youth. Parents encourage your children to attend this mass where they can meet other youth of the parish and stay over for fellowship after the mass. Please bring a plate of sweets or savouries to share. If you’d like to participate or assist or donate please call the Young Adults Number 0470 445 684

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
The Lenten season has a twofold character:

  1. It recalls baptism or prepares for it.
  2. It stresses a penitential spirit

By these means especially, Lent readies the faithful for celebrating the paschal mystery after a period of closer attention to the Word of God, and more ardent prayer. In the liturgy itself and in the liturgy-centred instructions, these baptismal and penitential themes should be more pronounced. Hence:

  1. Wider use is to be made of baptismal features proper to the Lenten liturgy …
  2. The same approach holds for the penitential elements…

During Lent, penance should not be only internal and individual but also external and social … In any event, let the paschal fast be kept sacred. It should be observed everywhere on Good Friday and, where possible prolonged throughout Holy Saturday, so that the joys of the Sunday of the resurrection may be visited on uplifted and responsive spirits.

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES are located in the foyer. Please collect one after Mass. Thank you.

LETTER FROM BISHOP MARK EDWARDS
Dear Fr Vincent and members of St Peter’s Parish.
Over the last week I have been in St Peter’s and have enjoyed being a part of its life.  I visited the primary school, talked with the Parish Pastoral Council and the Finance Committee, and met with Fr Vincent, visited some of the sick of the parish, met with the Sunday School children, the youth group and the young adults group, celebrated two weekday Masses and the four of the Sunday Masses. I found an active parish with a vibrant devotional and faith life, a strong sense of community and a healthy desire to pass the faith on to others.  The primary school is doing much good in the community and is an important part of the parish.  It is a powerful way in which the parish reaches out to the next generation and to the wider community.  The teachers are dedicated, caring and devoted and show empathy and compassion. It is important that all of us take responsibility for the life of our community and I encourage the school and wider parish to continue to offer opportunities for the families in the school to become even more involved.  Building community in our area is important.  Let us continue to invite those who receive to give back. During my visitation, Fr Vincent asked for suggestions about how the parish could be even better.  It would be inappropriate for me to make particular concrete suggestions after only a week in the parish.  I propose that the parish undertake a strategic plan which identifies two, or at the most three, areas in which you discern that God is calling you to become even better and set two, three or four goals that will stretch the community in each of these areas and that you commit to these. I want to thank Fr Vincent for his pastoral care, thoughtfulness and community building. He is warm, compassionate, committed, generous, hard-working, constant, cheerful, and faith-filled.  I thank him for who he is and what he is doing for the community of St Peter’s. I also thank the parishioners I met and teachers for their love for the Church, the parish and their commitment to its well-being.  I enjoyed my visit very much and look forward to future visits.

Bishop Mark Edwards

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
The Lenten journey begins today, Ash Wednesday. I invite each of you to live this time in an authentic spirit of penance and conversion, like a return to the Father, who awaits us all with open arms.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Paolo Siccita, Melencio Paul Pastrana and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Vincent D'Souza, Victor Pereira, Palmira D'Cruz, Constantino Dela-Pena, George Mancion, Josephine Catania, Lucy Zanatta, Rev. Fr. Ave Maria D’Sa, Tupai Nanai, Melissa & Caroline Bear, Carmen Madeloso, Alex D'Souza and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela O’Brian, Kath Meddings, Patrick Thornby, Patrick Clark, Lewis Zammit, Nofoao Thomas, Vonnie Pritchard, Shelton, Melvin Ramshaw, Maria Barruto, Lee Andrew Tesaluna, Rosa Carullo, Jeffrey Grech, Martha Rodrigues, Jeffrey Trach, Barbara Brown and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 17 March 19

L. Vasquez / T. Grisancich, L. De La Cruz

Readers – 16/17 March 19

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 16/17 March 19

  6:00pm F. Thomas / N. Golaw / H. Durski / A. Vesty
  8:30am Karen F. / K. English / R. Johnson / J. Phan Lai
10:30am S. Delos Reyos / V. Firman / C. Morcom / VOL
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS

Music Ministry - 16/17 March 19

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

 

 


PARISH NEWS

ASH WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH 2019
A day of fast and abstinence. Mass times are 8:30am,10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm.

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 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NEXT HEALING MASS ON APRIL 6TH, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

Dear friends, this week the lifting of the suppression order concerning Cardinal George Pell’s trial and the sustained media focus has made for a challenging time for the Catholic Church in Melbourne. We will all have different ways of both responding to this news and making sense of it.

For some it heralds another chapter in the already painful journey that Catholics have been a part of over the last few years. Some of us may feel upset and saddened by the news. Some of us may just feel very weary about the way our Church is being portrayed in the media. There are those in our community who have been abused and the story touches on and may re-open already raw wounds.

On this the last Sunday prior to Lent we gather around the table of the Lord. We pray that God will continue to journey with us as we search to understand, accept and acknowledge the challenges of our times. We hold in our thoughts and prayers all those who have suffered abuse within the Church.
Fr. Vincent John CMI

STATEMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP MARK COLERIDGE
President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC)
Please see noticeboard.

STATEMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP PETER COMENSOLI (Archbishop of Melbourne)
As is now publicly known, Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of historical sexual crimes relating to two young people at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne. This follows two trials, the first of which could not reach a verdict. While acknowledging the judgement of the jury, I join many people who have been surprised and shaken by the outcome of the second trial. I fully respect the ongoing judicial process, noting that Cardinal Pell continues to protest his innocence. An appeal against the verdict has been lodged. It is important that we now await the outcome of this appeal, respectful of the ongoing legal proceedings. All other charges relating to Cardinal Pell, except those subject of the appeal, have been discontinued. My thoughts and prayers are with all victims who have been abused by clergy, religious and lay people in the Archdiocese of Melbourne at this challenging time, and I renew my personal commitment to do all I can to ensure victims of such abuse in Melbourne receive justice and healing. At this time, I also acknowledge all in the Catholic Church who are walking with survivors and communities harmed by the scourge of abuse, and who are committed to building a culture of safety for our children and vulnerable people. At this time, may I assure you that I keep all involved in my prayer.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
The next Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held on Monday 4th March 2019 at 7:00pm in Church.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held every Friday during Lent commencing at 7:00pm in the Church and followed by Mass. This year we are seeking various parish ministries to lead and conduct the weekly Stations of the Cross. Emails have been sent to all Ministry Leaders. If you are interested please advise the Office of the same. Stations of the Cross on March 8th, 2019 will be conducted by HSI School.

WAY OF THE CROSS LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO TA PINU
Come and join us in our yearly Lenten pilgrimage at Ta Pinu to pray and reflect on Jesus’ passion and death. Saturday, 16th March, 15 Flanagans Drive, Merrimu. Stations of the Cross at 10:30am, followed by Mass and shared fellowship. More information from Sherwin on 0466 408 004 or email the parish office at stpeters@westnet.com.au.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Lance Tyler Cabral, Cruz Munesu Kadira, Christian Kunashe Kadira and Kudiswa Nashe Eli Shonhiwa 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.

ROSTERS for Lectors, Ministers for Communion, Piety Store and Communion to the Sick available for collection from the hall.

BARRY TOBIN would like to celebrate the 6:00pm Mass on Saturday, 9th March with our church community and meet with some of his old parishioners. Please make Fr. Tobin welcome.

BIBLE STUDY RECOMMENCES
A combined St Peters & St James Bible Study program will commence on Tuesday March 5th 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Theatrette conducted by Deacons Royden & Charles. This year we will be discussing the Gospel of Mark. Bible study will be held every first and third Tuesday of the month. Come and experience an interactive bible study program with short films, reflections and discussions. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375.

MOVIE NIGHT
Young Adults Ministry presents God’s Not DeadFrom Darkness to Light - PG on Saturday March 2nd (after the 6:00pm mass). A good Christian movie about a Pastor’s fight to keep his church from being shut down. BBQ, drinks and snacks at 7:00pm. Movie commences 7:30pm. Movie is for all ages especially young people. Come and support our parish youth.

SACRAMENTAL & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME
If your children attend a non-Catholic School and you wish for them to prepare to receive Sacraments or general instruction, come and see us. Classes each Sunday 10th Feb from 9:15am to 10:25am. Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749 2812.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Carina Ubay, Hubert Hurtis, Telemete Eliepa (Leo), Germano Gonsalves and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Austin Gracias, Oscar Rego, George Bellard, Father Joe Briffa, Josephine Catania, Pedro Alinea, Poshan Misquitta, Paul Mazzonetto, Derrick Gowe, Anton Vaz and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Eugene Xavier, Mabel Fernandes, Ding de Leon, Kath Meddings, Joyce Devine, Nella Inserra, Anna Vincenzino, Xavier Bradley, Robert Hart, George Cache, Patrick Thornby, Patrick Clark, Lewis Zammit, Nofoao Thomas, Vonnie Pritcard, Vincent Jones, Shelton, Melvin Ramshaw, Angela O’Brian, Maria Barruto, Lee Andrew Tesaluna, Shirley Poppen, Rosa Carullo and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters –10 March 19

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney

Readers – 9/10 March 19

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Jerilee Cardol

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 9/10 March 19

  6:00pm M. Maple / S. D’Silva / D&J Roga
  8:30am E. Stowers / S. Gomez / C. Coelho / B. Jones
10:30am S. Colla / F. Caruana / S. DiB / N. Costa
  5:00pm J. P Lai/ M. Etiennette / G Siccita / C Skinner

Music Ministry - 9/10 March 19

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

 

ASH WEDNESDAY – 6 March 19

8:30am Mass

Reader Elaine Dalton
Dist of Ashes Fr. Vincent/L. Jones/B. Farrugia/Davy F.
Communion Fr. Vincent/C. Coelho/S. Martis/Sally DiB

7:00pm Mass

Reader Jeffrey Poppen
Dist of Ashes Fr. Vincent/Dcn. Royden/M. Maple/ B. Steinhauer
Communion Fr. Vincent/Dcn. Royden/A. D’Souza/ K. Fernandes

 

 

 

 

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 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NEXT HEALING MASS ON MARCH 2nd, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
23/24 Feb Visit by Regional Bishop Mark Edwards who will celebrate all weekend Masses.

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Neve Charlotte Manning and Darcy James Molinia 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.

ROSTERS for Communion to the Sick and Piety Store available for collection from the hall.

VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood. This year ten men will begin their formation to the priesthood at Corpus Christi College, seven of them for the Melbourne Archdiocese. Our first year men will commence on February 17 with a welcome afternoon tea for their families and friends. Please pray for them, and for their brother seminarians who commenced recently.

MOVIE NIGHT
Young Adults Ministry presents God’s Not DeadFrom Darkness to Light - PG on Saturday March 2 (after the 6:00pm mass). A good Christian movie about a Pastor’s fight to keep his church from being shut down. BBQ, drinks and snacks at 7:00pm. Movie commences 7:30pm. Movie is for all ages especially young people. Come and support our parish youth.

MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR NOVENA
Every Wednesday at 7.30 pm (after 7 pm mass) consisting of traditional prayers, scripture reading, brief homily, Eucharistic Adoration and some of our favourite hymns. Come and join us for the Novena which has been known to carry a message of hope and assurance of help to all those who appeal to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL – 2020 PREP ENROLMENTS
St. Peter Apostle School will hold an Information Session for parents who are interested in enrolling their children at St. Peters for the year 2020. This information session will be held at the school at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 19th March 2019, It would be appreciated if children do not attend this meeting due to limited space. Guided Tours will be held on Thursday 14th March 2019 at 9:00am and 10:00am. During the meeting, parents will have an opportunity to make an appointment for their Enrolment Interview in Term 2.

HEALING MASS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
All are invited to come and experience Jesus' Healing Touch for the body, mind and soul at a Special Healing Mass at our church on Wednesday, 27th February, 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Healing, Adoration and Preaching by Fr. Jilto George, CMI.

VISIT BY BISHOP MARK EDWARDS
Our Regional Bishop Mark Edwards will visit our parish on the weekend of 23rd/24th February 2019. Bishop Mark will celebrate all Masses that weekend and will meet parishioners after each Mass, with a special meeting with our Parish Youth and Young Adults after the 5:00pm Mass on Sunday, 24th February. In addition to the above visit, Bishop Mark will meet with various parish committees and visit our sick parishioners on Monday 18th February. On Wednesday 20th February, Bishop Mark will visit our School and meet with the Leadership Team.  Please offer our usual St. Peter’s hospitality and friendship to Bishop Mark. We request you to kindly bring a plate to share in the fellowship after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, 24th February. Thank you.

LENTEN RETREAT
Our parish will be having a Lenten retreat this year on March 14,21,28 and April 4 from 7 to 8 pm conducted by Deacon Royden Dsouza. These will consist of teachings, short films, hymns on key parables from the Gospel’s to increase our faith and build a stronger relationship with Jesus during this Lenten Period. Look out for further details as we approach Ash Wednesday.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
If we practice seeing with the eyes of Jesus, we will always be able to recognize those who need our help.

VISITATION PROGRAM WITH CO.AS.IT (COMMITATO ASSISTENZA ITALIANI)
Co.As.It is a community based organisation providing social support to elderly Italians who are socially isolated in the community.  The Program is seeking assistance from Italian speaking parishioners who may be interested in volunteering.  If you are able to assist or need more information please contact Angela Vindigni on 0408 556 392.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Raymundo Tagala, Maria Lukawa, Ray Tegala, Joyce Montepaone. Jesu Johnkutty and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Arturo Santos, Agostino & Josephine Cutajar, Leli, Carmena & Nicole Zahra, Gueseppi, Rosaria & Sabrina Feralazzo, Gilbert Dayao, Brian Smith, Thariyath Thaliyath and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Janko Janksic, Cynthia Middleton, Eugene Xavier, Mabel Fernandes, Maureen Moynahan, Ding de Leon, Leo Eleipa, Kath Meddings, Joyce Devine, Nella Inserra, Anna Vincenzino, Xavier Bradley, Clare Remedios, Robert Hart, George Cache, Patrick Thursby, Patrick Clark, Loretta O'Regan, Ava Aldcroft, Lewis Zammit, Nofoao Thomas, Vonnie Pritcard and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 24 February 19

Kitty Stuttard / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 23/24 February 19

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Iris SImangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 23/24 February 19

  6:00pm Praful A. / M. Maple / H. Durski / S. Martis
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Z. D’Mello / Sally DiB / S. Colla / F. Caruana
  5:00pm S Simangan/C Skinner/E Behrouzi/S Joseph

Music Ministry - 23/24 February 19

  6:00pm Shepherds of Christ
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH - FROM FEBRUARY 2019

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 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NEXT HEALING MASS ON MARCH 2nd, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
23/24 Feb Visit by Regional Bishop Mark Edwards who will celebrate all weekend Masses.

 

CAR PARK REFURBISHMENT
Fr. Vincent, Dcn Charles and the Building Projects Team would like to sincerely thank each and every one of our parishioners for their prayers and support during the refurbishment works. Thanks also for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience caused.

THANK YOU
Beth Walkden and her family have thanked all at our parish for the support received and the beautiful Mass and prayers at Stan’s funeral last Tuesday.

HEALING MASS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
All are invited to come and experience Jesus' Healing Touch for the body, mind and soul at a Special Healing Mass at our church on Wednesday, 27th February, 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Healing, Adoration and Preaching by Fr. Jilto George, CMI.

YOUTH MASS
Please note our next Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm on Sunday February 17, 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.

MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR NOVENA
Every Wednesday at 7.30 pm (after 7 pm mass) consisting of traditional prayers, scripture reading, brief homily, Eucharistic Adoration and some of our favourite hymns. Come and join us for the Novena which has been known to carry a message of hope and assurance of help to all those who appeal to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Like us on Facebook – Motherofperpetual succournovenahopperscrossing for updates and prayer requests. Novena Book for personal use available at the Sacristy for $5.

SACRAMENTAL & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME
If your children attend a non-Catholic School and you wish for them to prepare to receive Sacraments or general instruction, come and see us. Classes start this Sunday 10th Feb from 9:15am to 10:25am. Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749 2812.

FUNDRAISER – SCULPTURED BALLOONS
There will be a sculptured balloon sale fundraiser on Sunday, 10 February 2019 after the 10:30am mass. Prices start from $1.00 upwards. ALL proceeds from the sale of the balloons will go towards the Church fund. We appreciate your kind support.

VISIT BY BISHOP MARK EDWARDS
Our Regional Bishop Mark Edwards will visit our parish on the weekend of 23rd/24th February 2019. Bishop Mark will celebrate all Masses that weekend and will meet parishioners after each Mass, with a special meeting with our Parish Youth and Young Adults after the 5:00pm Mass on Sunday, 24th February. In addition to the above visit, Bishop Mark will meet with various parish committees and visit our sick parishioners on Monday 18th February. On Wednesday 20th February, Bishop Mark will visit our School and meet with the Leadership Team.  Please offer our usual St. Peter’s hospitality and friendship to Bishop Mark. We request you to kindly bring a plate to share in the fellowship after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, 24th February. Thank you.

LENTEN RETREAT
Our parish will be having a Lenten retreat this year on March 14,21,28 and April 4 from 7 to 8 pm conducted by Deacon Royden Dsouza. These will consist of teachings, short films, hymns on key parables from the Gospel’s to increase our faith and build a stronger relationship with Jesus during this Lenten Period. Look out for further details as we approach Ash Wednesday.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
The Beatitudes are a roadmap for our life: they invite us to keep our hearts pure, to practice meekness and justice, to be merciful to all, to live affliction in union with God.                …….      Pope Francis @Pontifex

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Cyril David, Lesley Van Belkom and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Solange David, Clothilde David, Joshua Gano, Gregorio De Torres, Lodenia De Torres, Dennis Blythe, Joseph Vella, Lorraine Zilembo, Reynaldo Natividad, Carlos & Julietha Fernandes and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Janko Janksic, Cynthia Middleton, Eugene Xavier, Mabel Fernandes, Maureen Moynahan, Ding de Leon, Leo Eleipa, Kath Meddings, Joyce Devine, Nella Inserra, Anna Vincenzino, Xavier Bradley, Clare Remedios, Robert Hart, George Cache, Patrick Thursby, Patrick Clark, Loretta O'Regan, Ava Aldcroft, Lewis Zammit, Nofoao Thomas and all who are ill in our Parish

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 17 February 19

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 16/17 February 19

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Romayne Albuquerque
10:30am Indika Fernando
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 16/17 February 19

  6:00pm F. Thomas / D. Fernandez / D&J Roga
  8:30am M. Nelthropp / Karen F. / Grace S. / C. Coelho
10:30am V. Firman / N. Costa / S. D. Reyos / C. Morcom
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry - 16/17 February 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 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Baptism Formation Meeting, Monday, 4th February 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 – NEXT HEALING MASS ON MARCH 2nd, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Madeline Noveloso, Nadia Kirsten Ong and Laura Dane Ong 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.

YOUTH MASS
Please note that from February 2019, the 5:00pm Mass on the 3rd Sunday of each month will be a Youth Mass, and they will supply all the Ministries for the Mass.

LAST CHANCE
Unsold Calendars must be sent back after the weekend of 9/10 February. Visit the Piety Store for your religious calendar, Rosary beads and other religious goods.

CAR PARK REFURBISHMENT
Fr Vincent, Dcn Charles and the Building Projects Team would like to sincerely thank each and every one of our parishioners for their prayers and support during the refurbishment works. Thanks also for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience caused.

READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
As the next Roster from March to May 2019 will include the Easter Ceremonies, please complete the Availability Forms in the Hall and return them to the Parish Office NO LATER THAN 6TH FEBRUARY,2019. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU
Young Adults ministry thanks everyone who came to the movie night last Monday. Thanks for your continued support. We collected $250 towards the expenses of our ongoing activities. THANK YOU.

MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR NOVENA
From next Wednesday (February 6) the Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena is being renewed in a new format made popular by the Redemptorist Fathers who have been the propagators of the devotion of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. The Novena will start at the same time of 7:30pm after mass and will include Eucharistic Adoration as well as scripture reading and a brief reflection. Come and join us for the Novena which has been known to carry a message of hope and assurance of help to all those who appeal to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

SACRAMENTAL & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME
Enrolments this Sunday 3rd Feb 19 between 9:20am and 11:00am. You will find us if you follow the arrows on the brick walls of the School. If your children attend a non-Catholic School and you wish for them to prepare to receive Sacraments or general instruction, come and see us. Classes start on Sunday 10th Feb from 9:15am to 10:25am. Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749 2812.

REST IN PEACE
We pray for the souls of Rita Dubowik who was a teacher at our school for 38 years and our parishioner Stan Walkden who passed away last week. May their souls rest in peace. We offer their families our sincere condolences. Stan Walkden’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, 5th February at 10:30am in our church.

POPE FRANCIS has declared 8th February to be the WORLD DAY OF PRAYER REFLECTION AND ACTION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH. He chose this day because it is the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of Sudan and of Trafficked People. A vigil Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli at 7:30pm on Thursday 7th February 2019 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

CROSSROADS AUSTRALIA PRO-LIFE WALKERS
Walkers from Crossroads Australia who walk from Brisbane to Melbourne annually giving witness to the dignity and sanctity of life at all stages will speak at our parish at all Masses this weekend.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rita Dubowik, Stan Walkden, Bruce Blake, Poobal Rajan, Mario Zarra, Adam Vanderfeen and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Kevin Waters, Margaret Alice Jones, Emeterio Cahoy Sr., Fr. Alej Plaza Jr. svd, Charles Francisco, Mike Louise, Ivan Tims and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Janko Janksic, Cynthia Middleton, Eugene Xavier, Mabel Fernandes, Maureen Moynahan, Ding de Leon, Leo Eleipa, Kath Meddings, Joyce Devine, Nella Inserra, Anna Vincenzino, Xavier Bradley, Clare Remedios and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 10 February 19

Kitty Stuttard / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 9/10 February 19

  6:00pm Agnes D’Lima
  8:30am Dominic Hankins
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 9/10 February 19

  6:00pm E. Mills / Josie T. / B. Farrugia / Sharon A.
  8:30am S. Gomez / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / Sally DiB / V. I D Azimi
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / M&D Etiennette

Music Ministry - 9/10 February 19

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