PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 29 Apr 18

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers – 28/29 Apr 18

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 28/29 Apr 18

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

Music Ministry – 28/29 Apr 18

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

 

 

 


PARISH NEWS

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

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 22 Apr 18

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Peter Francis

Readers – 21/22 Apr 18

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 21/22 Apr 18

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

Music Ministry – 21/22 Apr 18

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

 

PARISH NEWS

 THANK YOU FROM FR. VINCENT & DCN. CHARLES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 15 Apr 18

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 14/15 Apr 18

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 14/15 Apr 18

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

Music Ministry – 14/15 Apr 18

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

READINGS FOR EASTER TRIDUUM

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

HOLY WEEK / EASTER / DIVINE MERCY TIMETABLE

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

 

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

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

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

ROSTERS

 Money Counters - 1 Apr 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira / Jeff Poppen

Easter Sunday Readers – 31 Mar/1 Apr 18

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

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

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

Easter Sunday Music Ministry – 31 Mar/1 Apr 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION will be held next Tuesday, 27 March at 7:00pm in our church.

HEALING MASS IN APRIL
Please note that there will be no Healing Mass in April because of the Divine Mercy Novena and Feast. The next Healing Mass will be held on Saturday, 5 May.

ROYDEN D’SOUZA on Sunday, 11th March, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, took a step closer to his Ordination to the permanent deaconate .Royden was elected to the office of Lector  We pray for him and his family as he continues this faith journey.

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

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS  available in the church foyer for pick up.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.

ALTAR SERVER MEETING in the Church at 5:30pm on Friday, 23rd March 2018 for training. New members Welcome.

ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL 2019 PREP ENROLMENTS will be held at the school at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 20th March 2018. It would be appreciated if children do not attend this meeting due to limited space. During the meeting, parents will have the opportunity to make an appointment for their Enrolment Interview, in Term 2.

MOVIE NIGHT
Thank you to everyone who attended the Movie Night on March 12. It was a great community event much enjoyed by all. We raised $450 for our events and activities and we thank you for your support. Our next movie night is scheduled for April 20 at 7:00pm in the church hall. Watch out for posters in the church hall. Young Adults Group.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP for ages 18 to 29 yrs continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00pm in the theatrette (near the parish office) to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. Next week (March 25), we will be watching the movie RISEN to prepare us for the Holy Week. New members welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231

STATIONS OF THE CROSS LIVE IN ACTION
St Andrews Young Adults Group Werribee are producing a play themed on the Stations of the Cross called “ By His Mercy”. The play will be staged at St Andrews church on Good Friday March 30, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm. All are welcome.

NEWS FROM ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY, HOPPERS CROSSING CONFERENCE
In February we visited 60 homes and assisted 87 adults and 109 children with food vouchers, transport, furniture, whitegoods and Vinnies cards. These people struggled financially due to circumstances encountered and inadequate social security assistance. The Hoppers Crossing Conference of St. Vincent de Paul is seeking new members to assist an increasing number of people in our local community who need our help. Your time and experience would be warmly welcomed. Please contact Michael on 0402 676 676 for further information.

WALK FOR JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES
Palm Sunday, March 25 at State Library (cnr Swanston & La trobe Streets), Melbourne. Includes Music from 1:30pm, Speakers from 2:00pm , Walk at 2:45pm loop route through Bourke St Mall returning to State Library.

THE MISSIONARY SISTERS OF ST. PETER CLAVER
Have their Annual Mission Concert on Sunday 15 April at St. Peter Claver Hall, 154 Cotham Road, Kew commencing at 2:00pm. Admission is FREE. Collection taken during concert with proceeds going to assist Sisters of St. John the Baptist in Dibrugarh, Assam, India to help give an education to poor children.

HOLY WEEK / EASTER / DIVINE MERCY TIMETABLE

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

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Peter McGlade, Joan Lawler, Frances Wood and Lucy Zanetta and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Fr. Edward D’Souza, John & Gertrude Briscoe. John Jones, Elaine Pountney, Helene Green, George Mangion, Sophie Fernandes, Fr. Ave Maria D’Sa, Clarita Cruz, Mathew KP, Cyrilin Jayasooriya, Lino & Citas Marcelo, Lester & Theresa Fernando and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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

ROSTERS

 Money Counters - 25 Mar 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira / Jeff Poppen

Readers – 24/25 Mar 18

  6:00pm D Fernandes / S. D’Silva
Fr. Vincent / Dcn. Charles / W. D’Cruz
  8:30am K. Stuttard / L. Vasquez
Fr. Vincent / Dcn Charles / K. McLoughlin
10:30am S. Aurubia / L. Eliepa
Fr. Vincent / Dcn. Charles / M. D’Mello
  5:00pm C. Skinner / G. Sharman
Fr. Vincent / Dcn. Charles / S. Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 Mar 18

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / Josie T. / E. Mills / S. Martis / P&S Albuquerque
  8:30am R. Johnson / H. Durski / G. Siccita  /K. English / L&B Jones
10:30am Z. D’Mello / N. Costa / M. Naufahu / Sally DiB
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / I. Simangan / J. Phan Lai / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 24/25 Mar 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION will be held on Tuesday, 27 March at 7:00pm in our church.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS  available in the church foyer for pick up.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS
As you may be aware, Royden Dsouza an active member of our parish community, is being ordained to the permanent diaconate this year. As part of his formation we have been requested by the Office of the Permanent Diaconate to provide his reflections on the readings at mass. As such he will be providing reflections every Tuesday at our weekday masses. Please do support him with your prayers as he approaches this important milestone. Thank you.
Fr Vincent John CMI

ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL – 2019 PREP ENROLMENTS
St. Peter Apostle School will hold an Information Session for parents interested in enrolling their children at St. Peter’s for the year 2019. The information session will be held at the school at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 20th March 2018. It would be appreciated if children do not attend this meeting due to limited space. During the meeting, parents will have the opportunity to make an appointment for their Enrolment Interview, in Term 2.

MOVIE NIGHT – THIS MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018
Our next movie night is scheduled for March 12, 2018 where we will be screening God's Not Dead Part 2 (PG), a movie about a teacher’s strong faith in the face of atheism which is becoming more and more relevant in our current times. Sausage sizzle and drinks start at 6:30pm and movie begins at 7:00pm. The event is brought to you by the Young Adult Group to raise funds for their activities so please do come and encourage us as we grow in our faith. The movie is for all ages to bring your family and friends for a night out.

RISE MELBOURNE
One-day event for young people aged from Year 9 to 30 years hosted by youth group, schools and community. Come along to discover and deepen your faith and knowledge of Christ. The day will include talks, live music, prayer experiences, food and a range of entertainment. Entry is free, however registration is compulsory. St Peters Young Adults Contact Angelique - 0420 338 231. To register go to http://risemelbourne.com/register/. Date:17th March 2018 from 10am – 10pm. Location; Mount St Josephs, 133 Maidstone Street, Altona; (opposite Westona train station).
Contact; hello@risemelbourne.com
Website; http://risemelbourne.com/

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
MEETS EVERY SUNDAY AT 6:00PM and is for  ages 18 to 29 yrs. The group meets in the theatrette (near the parish office) to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. This week there will be a bible study lead by Rhea Dsouza on the original sin of Adam & Eve”. New members welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231

ALTAR SERVER MEETING in the Church at 5:30pm on Friday, 23rd March 2018 for training. New members Welcome.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Diesel Jewers who is to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.
May the Lord give his angels charge over you, to guide you in all your ways.             Psalm 91:11

HOLY WEEK / EASTER / DIVINE MERCY TIMETABLE

RECONCILIATION RITE II Tuesday 27 March, 7:00pm in Church
PALM SUNDAY, 24/25 MARCH

Saturday 24 March - Vigil Mass at 6:00pm

Palm Sunday 25 March - Masses at 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:00pm

HOLY THURSDAY, 29 MARCH
7:30pm  Mass of the Lord’s Supper including Washing of the Feet
and vigil until 11:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY, 30 MARCH

10:00am – Stations of the Cross

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

EASTER VIGIL, SATURDAY 31 MARCH
7:30pm – Mass
EASTER SUNDAY 1 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am –  Masses.
N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

30 March – Good Friday – After 3:00pm Service

31 March – Holy Saturday – 9:00am followed by Confessions

1 – 6 April (Sunday to Friday) – After 8:30am Mass

7 April (Saturday) – After 9:15am Mass

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, 8 APRIL

2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confessions

3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass

5:00pm – Mass as usual

CONFESSIONS

Saturdays – After 9:15am Mass

Wednesdays – After 7:00pm Mass

Holy Saturday – At 9:00am

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rev. Joseph Micallef PE, Jerry Simangan and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Victor Pereira, Pedro Alinea, Alex & Marie, Marie Cordeiro and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 18 Mar 18

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

Readers –17/18 Mar 18

  6:00pm Sonia Sabu Mathew
  8:30am Romayne Albuquerque
 10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Indika Fernando

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 17/18 Mar 18

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / E. Mills / Michelle N. / Josie T.
  8:30am K. Fernandes / S. Coelho / L&B Jones
10:30am S. D. Reyos/L.  Ortega/Sally DiB/M.  Naufahu
  5:00pm S. Joseph  / D&J Etiennette / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 10/11 Mar 18

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


PARISH NEWS

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS available in the church foyer for pick up.

ENTRANCE AND COMMUNION ANTIPHON
Parishioners please note that from this weekend the:

Entrance Antiphon at Weekday Masses will be recited after the entrance hymn when the priest is standing behind the Altar OR as he is walking down the aisle if there is no hymn. At Weekend Masses there will be no Entrance Antiphon if there is a hymn.

COMMUNION ANTIPHON will now be recited at all masses with or without choirs once the priest drinks from the Chalice and the bells are sounded.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 8 MARCH 18
The theme for this year’s Women’s Day is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. It draws attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population and majority of the 43% of women in the global agricultural labour force.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass. Next Friday (March 9), Stations of the Cross will be conducted by our Young Adults Group. We welcome all the youth and young adults of our parish to join them in the Stations of the Cross next Friday.

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS
As you may be aware, Royden Dsouza an active member of our parish community, is being ordained to the permanent diaconate this year. As part of his formation we have been requested by the Office of the Permanent Diaconate to provide his reflections on the readings at mass. As such he will be providing reflections at our weekday masses starting 6 March 2018. Please do support him with your prayers as he approaches this important milestone. Thank you.
Fr Vincent John CMI

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION

  • STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday in Lent at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
  • PROJECT COMPASSION boxes can be collected from the back of the church.
  • THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA will start after the Good Friday service.

MOVIE NIGHT MARCH 12, 2018
Our next movie night is scheduled for March 12, 2018 where we will be screening God's Not Dead Part 2 (PG), a movie about a teacher’s strong faith in the face of atheism which is becoming more and more relevant in our current times. Sausage sizzle and drinks start at 6:30pm and movie begins at 7:00pm. The event is brought to you by the Young Adult Group to raise funds for their activities so please do come and encourage us as we grow in our faith. - Young Adults Group

RISE MELBOURNE
One-day event for young people aged from Year 9 to 30 years hosted by youth group, schools and community. Come along to discover and deepen your faith and knowledge of Christ. The day will include talks, live music, prayer experiences, food and a range of entertainment. Entry is free, however registration is compulsory. St Peters Young Adults Contact Angelique - 0420 338 231. Registrations at http://risemelbourne.com/register/. Date:17th March 2018 from 10am – 10pm.
Location; Mount St Josephs, 133 Maidstone Street, Altona; (opposite Westona train station).
Contact; hello@risemelbourne.com
Website; http://risemelbourne.com/

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT
As advised last week, church refurbishment has commenced and is scheduled to finish 3rd week of May 2018.

During construction, all weekday masses will be held at the Community Centre and weekend masses in the Church. Saturday mass in church followed by confessions as usual after mass. As works relate to both the front entrances of the church, these will be closed and unavailable for use during the construction period.

Entrance to the church will be through the rear of the church (basketball court). Adequate parking for the elderly and disabled is available in the basketball court. There is another entrance to the church through the parish office entrance. This will be open during mass times.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Parish Building Project Team

INFANT BAPTISMS
With the closure of the Piety Store until May due to church renovations, parents please note:

  • Baptism Formation Meetings for 5 March, 9 April (2nd Monday as the 1st Monday is Easter Monday) and 7 May will continue to be held at 7:00pm in the Church. Entrance to the Church will be through the side entrance near the school office.
  • Candles/Bibs/Stoles for the baptism ceremony can be purchased after the 8:30am Mass on Sundays. Please contact Bev Jones on 9749 2388 to let her know what you require prior to Sunday. They will also be available after the Baptism Formation Meetings detailed above. This will continue until church renovations are completed in May.

ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL - 2019 PREP ENROLMENTS
St. Peter Apostle School will hold an Information Session for parents interested in enrolling their children at St. Peter’s for the year 2019. The information session will be held at the school at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 20th March 2018. It would be appreciated if children do not attend this meeting due to limited space. During the meeting, parents will have the opportunity to make an appointment for their Enrolment Interview, in Term 2.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Cherie Barnett, Daniel Lobo and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Austin Gracias, Oscar Rego, Veronica Evans, Fr. Joe Briffa, Paul Ian Mazzonetto, Rosario Natanauan, Paily and Theresa Mani, George Bellard, Rosario Adolfo Rosas, Joseph Vella, Llyod Quinless, Margaret Eastmure, Audrey Michael, and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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

ROSTERS

Money Counters 11 Mar 18

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Peter Francis

Readers – 10/11 Mar 18

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
 10:30am Sibrina Harry
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 10/11 Mar 18

  6:00pm M. Maple / H. Durski / Davy F. / Sharon A.
  8:30am K. English / D&J Roga / S. Gomez
10:30am S. Colla / F. Caruana / C. Morcom / N. Costa
  5:00pm E Behrouzi  /A Etiennette / G Siccita /J P. Lai

Music Ministry – 10/11 Mar 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

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

ELLIE ROSE DEHOOG, ALICE RUBY DE HOOG, SKYE LILY DE HOOG

May the Lord give his angels charge over you, to guide you in all your ways.             Psalm 91:11

SUNDAY SCHOOL Classes are held from 9:15am till 10:25am. Enrolments will continue to be taken for a few weeks. We are still seeking a dedicated person to join our team of Catechists, working with the Children. All Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS  available in the church foyer for pick up.

ENTRANCE AND COMMUNION ANTIPHON
Parishioners please note that from the weekend of 3/4 March the
Entrance Antiphon at Weekday Masses will be recited after the entrance hymn when the priest is standing behind the Altar OR as he is walking down the aisle if there is no hymn. At Weekend Masses there will be no Entrance Antiphon if there is a hymn.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON will now be recited at all masses with or without choirs once the priest drinks from the Chalice and the bells are sounded.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 8 MARCH 18
The theme for this year’s Women’s Day is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. It draws attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population and majority of the 43% of women in the global agricultural labour force.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION

  • STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday in Lent at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
  • PROJECT COMPASSION boxes can be collected from the back of the church.
  • THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA will start after the Good Friday service.

DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT?
In the words of Pope Francis

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 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
Fridays in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass

STATIONS OF THE CROSS LIVE IN ACTION
St Andrews Young Adults Group Werribee are producing a play themed on the Stations of the Cross called “ By His Mercy”. The play is intended to be staged at St Andrews Werribee on Good Friday, 7:30pm to 8:30pm. The Group is looking for participants aged between 18 to 36 in the form of Narrators, Dancers, Actors, Musicians, Costume designers, technical expertise, backstage assistance, etc. No particular experience required. Just a willingness to do something for God and spread the good news with your gifts. For further information and/or to participate in the play, please call Liz on 0450 477 603. First rehearsal for dance and drama acts is this Sunday (February 25) from 1 to 3 pm at St Andrews Church, Werribee.

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT
As advised last week, church refurbishment has commenced and is scheduled to finish 3rd week of May 2018.

During construction, all weekday masses will be held at the Community Centre and weekend masses in the Church. As works relate to both the front entrances of the church, these will be closed and unavailable for use during the construction period.

Entrance to the church will be through the rear of the church (basketball court). Adequate parking for the elderly and disabled is available in the basketball court. There is another entrance to the church through the parish office entrance. This will be open during mass times.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Parish Building Project Team

INFANT BAPTISMS
With the closure of the Piety Store until May due to church renovations, parents please note:

  • Baptism Formation Meetings for 5 March, 9 April (2nd Monday as the 1st Monday is Easter Monday) and 7 May will continue to be held at 7:00pm in the Church. Entrance to the Church will be through the side entrance near the school office.
  • If you want to purchase candles/bibs/stoles for the baptism ceremony, you can do so after the 8:30am Mass on Sundays. Please contact Bev Jones on 9749 2388 to let her know what you require prior to Sunday. You can also purchase the items after the Baptism Formation Meetings detailed above. This will continue until church renovations are completed in May.

CHILDREN ENGAGING IN THE GOSPEL
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be starting again for the year on Sunday 4th March at the 10:30am Mass. Children are given the opportunity to come together to engage in the gospel of the Sunday at their level. We are currently in need of more helpers to assist in the running of Children’s Liturgy. No experience required and all material will be provided. You will need to have a current Working With Children’s Check. Commitment is only 6-7 sessions a year. If you are interested please contact Ayesha on 0422 685 779.

BIBLE STUDY this Monday at 7:00 pm in the Theaterette. All welcome.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Michael Roussea and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Gavina & Pedro Angeles, Anthony Azzopardi, Roberto Lopez, Veronica Evans, Mona Mann, Poshan Misquitta, Derrick Gowe, Carmel Caruana, Alice Quinless, Audrey Deniese, Anthene Carreon, Mariter Granada and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Anthony Devientis, Frank Fazio, Thelma Foxcroft, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Thelma French and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 4 Mar 18

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers – 3/4 Mar 18

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am Grace Sharman
 10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 3/4 Mar 18

  6:00pm Josie T. / S. Martis / Praful A. / J. Poppen
  8:30am B. Jones / Karen F. / R. Johnson / C. Coelho
10:30am V. Firman / N&R Golaw / M. Naufahu
  5:00pm D&J Etiennette / S. Joseph / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 3/4 Mar 18

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

ST PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Please note there will be NO Prayer Meeting next Saturday.

SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
Our parish Annual Way of the Cross Pilgrimage at Shrine Ta’ Pinu, 15 Flanagans Drive, Merrimu.
10:30am – Stations of the Cross
12:00pm – Mass. Celebrant Fr Vincent John
1:00pm to 3:00pm fellowship (please bring a plate for shared lunch)
Come and join us as we walk to remember and reflect on Jesus’ painful journey to His crucifixion.

SUNDAY SCHOOL Classes have begun and are held from 9:15am till 10:25am. Enrolments will continue to be taken for a few weeks.

We are still seeking a dedicated person to join our team of Catechists, working with the Children. All Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS available in the church foyer for pick up.

ST PETER’S YOUTH GROUP
Youth group back as usual after 5:00pm Mass each Sunday in the Hall.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Young Adult Group for ages 18 to 29 yrs continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00pm in the theatrette (near the parish office) to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. New members welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 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
Fridays in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass
24 Feb Annual Pilgrimage Shrine Ta' Pinu 10.30am followed by Mass 12noon

 

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION

  • STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday in Lent at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
  • PROJECT COMPASSION boxes can be collected from the back of the church.
  • THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA will start after the Good Friday service.
  • LENTEN REGULATIONS from the Vicar General have been placed on the noticeboards if you require further information.

DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT?
In the words of Pope Francis

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING
Pope Francis has declared Friday, February 23 as day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace. In a special way, we pray for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. www.zenit.org.

PASTORAL LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP DENIS HART is posted on the noticeboard.  Copies have been placed for collection beside the bulletin.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS LIVE IN ACTION
St Andrews Young Adults Group Werribee are producing a play themed on the Stations of the Cross, called “By His Mercy”. The play is intended to be staged both at St Andrews Werribee and St Peters Hoppers Crossing. The Group is looking for participants aged between 18 to 36 in the form of Narrators, Dancers, Actors, Musicians, Costume designers, technical expertise, backstage assistance, etc. No particular experience required. Just a willingness to do something for God and spread the good news with your gifts and talents. If you require further information and/or are interested in participating in the play, please call Liz on 0450 477 603

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT
As advised last week, church refurbishment has commenced and is scheduled to finish third week of May 2018.

During construction, all weekday masses will be held at the Community Centre and weekend masses in the Church. As works relate to both the front entrances of the church, these will be closed and unavailable for use during the construction period.

Entrance to the church will be through the rear of the church (basketball court) and the entrance near the school office which is currently not used. Adequate parking for the elderly and disabled will be available in the basketball court.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Parish Building Project Team

BAPTISM CANDLES/BIBS/STOLES
With the closure of the Piety Store until about May due to church renovations, parents wanting to purchase candles/bibs/stoles for the baptism of their infants can do so after the 8:30am Mass on Sundays. Please contact Bev Jones on 9749 2388 to let her know what you require prior to Sunday. You can also purchase the items after the Baptism Formation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of March, April and May. This will continue until the Piety Store reopens in May.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 8 MARCH 18
The theme for this year’s Women’s Day is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. It draws attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population and majority of the 43% of women in the global agricultural labour force.

CHILDREN ENGAGING IN THE GOSPEL
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be starting again for the year on Sunday 4th March at the 10:30am Mass. Children are given the opportunity to come together to engage in the gospel of the Sunday at their level. We are currently in need of more helpers to assist in the running of Children’s Liturgy. No experience required and all material will be provided. You will need to have a current Working With Children’s Check. Commitment is only 6-7 sessions a year. If you are interested please contact Ayesha on 0422 685 779.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Maria Dass, Fred Quinless and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Augustino & Josephine Cutajar, Pepe, Rosaria & Sabrina Serlazzos, Luigi Viterbo, Thariath Thaliyath and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Anthony Devientis, Frank Fazio, Thelma Foxcroft, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 25 February 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira / Jeff Poppen

Readers – 24/25 February 18

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 February 18

  6:00pm M. Maple / E. Mills / Sharon A. / Michelle N.
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / L. Jones / Vol
10:30am Z. D’Mello / Sally DiB / C. Morcom / N. Costa
  5:00pm S. Simangan / G. Siccita / C. Skinner / Vol

Music Ministry – 24/25 February 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS


WELCOME AND THANK YOU
Welcome back Fr. Vincent, hope you had a good break.  Our sincere thanks to Fr. Peter Carrucan, Fr. Noel Mackay, Fr. Pius Kodakkathanath and Fr. Eugene San for helping us in the past month. We thank Deacon Charles and all volunteers for their help to ensure all was well when our parish priest was away – be it during our liturgical celebrations, Communion services, opening/locking the church or making sure that our visiting priests were made welcome.  THANK YOU!

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 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

14 Feb Ash Wednesday. Masses at 8:30am, 7:00pm, School Mass at 10:00am
Fridays in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass
24 Feb Annual Pilgrimage Shrine Ta Pinu 10.30am followed by Mass 12noon

ST PETER’S YOUTH GROUP
Youth group back as usual after 5:00pm Mass each Sunday in the Hall.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Young Adult Group meetings commenced February 4th with a good turnout. We continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00 pm in the Theatrette (near the parish office) to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. New members welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231.

ST PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Please note there will be NO Prayer Meeting for the next two Saturdays.

  • SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY
    All are welcome to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) Renewal Day from 9:30am to 4:00pm at Our Lady Help of Christians Hall, 49 Nicholson Street, East Brunswick. BYO Lunch.  Coffee / tea provided.
  • SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
    Our parish Annual Way of the Cross Pilgrimage at Shrine Ta’ Pinu, 15 Flanagans Drive, Merrimu.
    10:30am – Stations of the Cross
    12:00pm – Mass. Celebrant Fr Vincent John
    1:00pm to 3:00pm fellowship (please bring a plate for shared lunch).
    Come and join us as we walk to remember and reflect on Jesus’ painful journey to His crucifixion.

SUNDAY SCHOOL Classes start this Sunday 11th Feb from 9:15am till 10:25am. Enrolments will continue to be taken for a few weeks.

We are still seeking a dedicated person to join our team of Catechists, working with the Children. All Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION

  • Ash Wednesday, 14th Day of fast and abstinence. Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm, School Mass at 10:00am.
  • Project Compassion commences 14th February until 1st April 2018. Project Compassion Envelopes and Boxes will be available in the church and hall. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
  • Starting 16th February, there will be Stations of the Cross each Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
  • The Divine Mercy Novena will start after the Good Friday service.
  • Lenten Regulations from the Vicar General have been placed on the noticeboards.

REPARATION
The bishops of Australia have asked us to fast and pray in reparation in sorrow for child sexual abuse and for the healing of victims – February 14-17 2018.
https://www.catholic.org.au/fastingandreparation.

DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING
Pope Francis has declared Friday, February 23 as day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace. In a special way, we pray for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. www.zenit.org.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS – AVAILABILITY FORMS
Thank you to all the Readers and Communion Ministers who have completed the forms and returned them to the Office. There are still a few out in Hall and we would appreciate if these could be completed this week and returned to the office. Thank you.

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT
We are pleased to announce that the church refurbishment works are set to begin on Thursday February 15, 2018. Due to increasing construction costs we have had to postpone the refurbishment to the chapel.

During construction, all weekday masses will be held at the Community Centre and weekend masses in Church. As works relate to both the front entrances of the church, these will be closed and unavailable for use during the construction period.

There is asbestos removal to be undertaken on Saturday, February 17 on which day Morning Mass at 9:15am will be at the Community Centre and there will be NO 6:00PM EVENING MASS on Saturday, 17 February as a safety precaution for our parishioners. Masses on Sunday February 18 will be held as usual.

Entrance to the church will be through the rear of the church (basketball court) and the entrance near the school office which is currently not used. Further details on these will be provided next weekend. The Piety Store will be closed during construction which is expected to finish in the third week of May 2018. The above will cause inconveniences during the construction period but we do hope parishioners will understand and cooperate with us for this very important project of the Parish.

Parish Building Project Team

11TH FEBRUARY 2018 – 6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Brothers and sisters, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” - 1 Corinthians 10:31

Do a quick check of your priorities. Where does God rank in that list? If He’s not first, you have some work to do. Putting God first in everything helps us from putting other “gods” (like our pride and ego, money and possessions to name a few) before God. Before making a decision, ask yourself am I doing this for the glory of God or for the glory of me?

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Hyacinth Ziegelaar and all who passed away recently.

 

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Monica Ermitano, Dennis Blythe, Isabelle Marcus, Carmel de Silva, Dagmar Weerawardena, Reginald Bulner, Dora Muller, Joshua Gano and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Anthony Devientis, Frank Fazio, Thelma Foxcroft and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 18 Feb 18

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 17/18 Feb 18

    6:00pm Jeffrey Poppen
    8:30am Bev Jones
 10:30am Maria Naufahu
    5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 17/18 Feb 18

  6:00pm J. Tramontana / H. Durski / E. Dalton / S. D’Silva
  8:30am D&J Roga / K. Fernandes / S. Gomez
10:30am S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / J. Etiennette / Vol

Music Ministry – 17/18 Feb 18

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