PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5:00pm Mass

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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass Next Healing Mass will be held on 7th March 2020, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays

7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette

 

The first Healing Mass for 2020 will be held on Saturday, 7th March 2020.

BAPTISM FORMATION meeting on Monday, 3 February at 7:00pm in Church.

PIETY STORE
HURRY. LAST WEEKS to purchase your religious calendar!! You can keep up to date with Holy Days, Saints' Feast Days, etc. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars only $9. Pocket Calendars $7.

MICK GASTIN'S 100TH BIRTHDAY
Fr. Vincent, Dcn. Charles and the parish community wish Mick Gastin a Very Happy 100th Birthday. We congratulate you Mick, on reaching this milestone. May God continue to shower his blessings on you each day.

LITURGY OF THE WORD & COMMUNION SERVICE WHILE FR. VINCENT IS AWAY
Please welcome Fr. Greg Bourke and Fr. Eugene San who will be assisting in Fr. Vincent's absence.

The following Communion Services will replace Mass:
8:30am – Monday, 27 January to Friday 31 January
9:15am – Saturday, 1 February
7:00pm Novena Mass will be held on Wednesday, 29th January. Please note that there will be no Healing Mass in February. For more details, please check the doors for Mass/Communion Service times while Fr. Vincent is away until 13 February.

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR BUSHFIRE CRISIS (ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUSHFIRE APPEAL)
As we have been advertising over the past weeks, to support the victims of the recent bushfire disasters around Australia, the Archbishop has encouraged all parishes to have a special collection which will be directed to the 'St. Vincent de Paul Bushfire Appeal'. The collection will be taken at all Masses this weekend, 25/26 January 2020. Parishioners wishing to donate individually can donate directly via www.vinnies.org.au and receive a tax deductible receipt. All monies go directly to individuals and communities in bushfire-affected areas. Your generous contribution towards this cause is greatly appreciated.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME
(for Children attending non Catholic Schools)
ENROLMENT DAY IS SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY, 9:30AM TO 11:00AM. Classes start Sunday 9th February, 9.15am to 10:25am. Please bring along Child`s Baptism Certificate to be sighted. Find us by following the arrows on the brick walls. For any enquiries please phone Bernice on 9749 2812.

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD (also known as CANDLEMAS) - SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
A special 'Blessing of Candles' will be given at the 6:00pm Mass on Saturday, 1st February, and 8:30am, 10:30am and 5:00pm Masses on Sunday, 2nd February. Everyone is invited to bring their own candles and place them on the table near the Sanctuary before the start of Mass. These blessed candles serve as a symbol of Jesus Christ, who referred to Himself as the Light of the World.

BIBLE STUDY MONDAY 3RD FEBRUARY
Combined Parishes of St. Peters and St. James will commence on Monday 3rd February at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peter's Hoppers Crossing conducted by Clive Gonsalves and Francis Thomas. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of John with teachings, explanations, reflections and sharings with audio visuals. All are welcome with a special welcome memento to all attending regularly. Message enquiries to Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 or Francis Thomas 0401787372.

2020 CHOIR (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS SHIRLEY'S GROUP) are looking for musicians. If you would like to join them, please call Jenny Winkler on 0438 592 785.

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION FOR 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed Him.” (Matthew 4:22)
Just as Jesus called the first apostles, He calls each of us to follow Him, too. Not everyone is called to leave their business or family behind, but we are expected to put God first in everything. Everything from our time in daily prayer, our talent in participating in one of our parish ministries, and our treasure to support the financial needs of our parish mission.

‘BEING A CATHOLIC IN 2020 MELBOURNE'
Monday 3 February Archbishop Peter Comensoli
Where: European Bier Café
Level 1, 120 Exhibition Street CBD MELBOURNE
Doors open at 6.30 pm, the talk will commence at 7.30 pm.
Audience: 18 to 35 year olds; Priests and Religious of all ages welcome
Theology @ the Pub are thrilled to kick off the New Year with our very own Archbishop Peter Comensoli, talking around the topic of 'Being a Catholic in 2020 Melbourne'. As young adults in a very secular city, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate our way through the many challenges we face. How are we called to evangelise? What would the Archbishop like the young people of Melbourne to focus on this year? These are some of the questions he will be focusing on, whilst allowing time to answer questions from the audience.
For more details, visit Facebook: www.facebook.com/tapmelb/
Website: www.theologyatthepub.com.au

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Josephine Buttigieg, Doris Muscat, Premacio Bering, Fr. Salim Rizkallah, Dorothy Caleja, Sheila O'Brien and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Kevin Waters, Rita Dubowik, Stan Walkden, Gemma Scicluna, Tony Catania, Odelona Vargas, Joseph Siccita, Eugene Pietrzykowski, Yesudason Johnkutty, Gavina & Pedro Angeles  and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Godwin Arandez, Gordon Newman, Francine Foster, Sam Caruana, Bill Fairney, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Zandi Falzon, Madel Tecson, Jamilton Dabu, Jerome Marave, Harriet Calvert, Robel Rosales, Rey Medina, Denis Webber, Charmaine Denise, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary Vella, Mary D'cruz, Ron Shegog, Leo Mellewa, Pat Heffernan, Andrea Clayburn, Yvonne Clayton, Monique Hoaster, Fonces De Roza and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 2 Feb 2020

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin

Readers – 1/2 Feb 2020

  6:00pm Adele Vesty
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Sibrina Harry
  5:00pm Sonia Sabu Mathew

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 1/2 Feb 2020

  6:00pm M. Maple / G. Surrao / B. Raj / B. Farrugia
  8:30am Karen F. / M. Nelthropp / K. English / S. Gomez
10:30am E. Mills / S. Di Benedetto / J. Quinless / S. Vaz
  5:00pm R. Albuquerque / M&A Etiennette / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 1/2 Feb 2020

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am 2020 Choir
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm Filoz

 

 

PARISH NEWS 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5:00pm Mass

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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass Next Healing Mass will be held on 7th March 2020, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays

7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette

 

FR. VINCENT IS AWAY FOR FOUR WEEKS
Fr Vincent will be on annual leave and overseas from 13th January to 13th February 2020. We wish Fr Vincent a safe trip, a blessed and enjoyable time with his congregation, family and friends. Please welcome Fr Greg Bourke and Fr Eugene San who will be assisting in Fr Vincent's absence.

LITURGY OF THE WORD & COMMUNION SERVICE WHILE FR. VINCENT IS AWAY
The following Communion Services will replace Mass:
8:30am – Monday, January 20 to Friday January 24
8:30am – Monday, 27 January to Friday 31 January
9:15am – Saturday, 1 February
7:00pm - Novena Mass will be held on Wednesday, 22nd and 29th January. Please note that there will be no Healing Mass in February. For more details, please check the doors for Mass/Communion Service times while Fr. Vincent is away until 13 February.

CAR PARK DRIVEWAY REFURBISHMENT
Dear Parishioners, due to urgent upgrade of the car park driveway, please note that the main gates will be closed in both directions from Monday 20th January to Wednesday 22nd January. Works will commence at 7:30am each day until completion. Access to the church will be through the side gate only. We apologise to all parishioners for any inconvenience caused.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
The next roster will include the Easter Ceremonies. An Availability Form to cover these dates is available in Hall. Please collect as soon as possible and leave your completed form in the Sacristy or return to the Parish Office by January 25th 2020.

The first Healing Mass for 2020 will be held on Saturday, 7th March 2020

PIETY STORE
Hurry to obtain your Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars for 2020. Unsold copies must be returned soon. Keep up to date with Feast days and Saints' Days.

FEAST OF STO NINO
Sunday, 26th January 2020 at St. Peter’s. Procession starts at 11:30am followed by Eucharistic Celebration at 12 noon. All are invited to join us in this celebration. You are welcome to bring your icons with you to the procession.

AUSTRALIA DAY – SUNDAY 26TH JANUARY
To commemorate Australia Day the National Anthem will be sung at the conclusion of all Sunday Masses.

MICK GASTIN'S 100TH BIRTHDAY
Our long time parishioner, Mick Gastin turns 100 next weekend.  To commemorate this milestone, our parish will have a Morning Tea after the 8:30am Mass on Sunday, 26th January.  You are kindly requested to bring a plate of sweet or savoury food to share at Morning Tea. Thank you.

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR BUSHFIRE CRISIS (ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUSHFIRE APPEAL)
To support the victims of the recent bushfire disasters all around Australia, the Archbishop has encouraged all parishes to have a special collection which will be directed to the 'St. Vincent de Paul Bushfire Appeal' to enable our unfortunate brothers and sisters to rebuild their lives after such terrible devastation. The collection will be taken on the weekend of 25/26 January 2020. Your generous contribution towards this cause is greatly appreciated. A statement from Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference outlining the Catholic Church’s national response is available on the noticeboard in the hall

THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL wishes to thank all those who contributed to the giving tree for Christmas. Because of your contributions and from donations from the school community, we were able to supply hampers to 120 families in our area.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME
(for Children attending non Catholic Schools)
ENROLMENT DAY IS SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY, 9:30AM TO 11:00AM. Classes start Sunday 9th February, 9.15am to 10:25am. Please bring along Child`s Baptism Certificate to be sighted. Find us by following the arrows on the brick walls. For any enquiries please phone Bernice on 9749 2812.

2020 CHOIR (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS SHIRLEY'S GROUP) are looking for musicians. If you would like to join them, please call Jenny Winkler on 0438 592 785.

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD (also known as CANDLEMAS) - SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
A special 'Blessing of Candles' will be given at the 6:00pm Mass on Saturday, 1st February, and 8:30am, 10:30am and 5:00pm Masses on Sunday, 2nd February. Everyone is invited to bring their own candles and place them on the table near the Sanctuary before the start of Mass. These blessed candles serve as a symbol of Jesus Christ, who referred to Himself as the Light of the World.

BIBLE STUDY MONDAY 3 FEBRUARY
Combined Parishes of St. Peters and St. James will commence on Monday 3rd February at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peter's Hoppers Crossing, conducted by Clive Gonsalves and Francis Thomas. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of John with teachings, explanations, reflections and sharings with audio visuals. All are welcome with a special welcome memento to all attending regularly. Message enquiries to Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 or Francis Thomas 0401787372.

'BEING A CATHOLIC IN 2020 MELBOURNE'
Monday 3 February Archbishop Peter Comensoli
Where: European Bier Café
Level 1, 120 Exhibition Street CBD MELBOURNE
Doors open at 6.30 pm, the talk will commence at 7.30 pm.
Audience: 18 to 35 year olds; Priests and Religious of all ages welcome
Theology @ the Pub are thrilled to kick off the New Year with our very own Archbishop Peter Comensoli, talking around the topic of 'Being a Catholic in 2020 Melbourne'. As young adults in a very secular city, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate our way through the many challenges we face. How are we called to evangelise? What would the Archbishop like the young people of Melbourne to focus on this year? These are some of the questions he will be focusing on, whilst allowing time to answer questions from the audience.
For more details, visit Facebook: www.facebook.com/tapmelb/
Website: www.theologyatthepub.com.au

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION FOR January 19, 2020 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Now the Lord has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb...” (Isaiah 49:5)
God has given each of us different gifts. In order for God’s plan to work, you have to do what God is calling you to do, and I have to do what God is calling me to do. And guess what? God has given each of us a different plan! So, stop comparing yourself to others. Don’t let envy and jealousy enter your life. Be thankful for the gifts God has given you and generously share them with others.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Joseph Zilembo, Josephine Buttigieg, Sheila O'Brien and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Bob Keech, John Backerra, Michael Blythe, Gavina & Pedro Angeles, Fabian, Pedro and Alesandra Sabaybay, Purita & Beato Espinas, Oliver Alburo, Guillermo Mozo, Bella Disono, Allen Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Godwin Arandez, Gordon Newman, Francine Foster, Sam Caruana, Bill Fairney, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Zandi Falzon, Madel Tecson, Jamilton Dabu, Jerome Marave, Harriet Calvert, Robel Rosales, Rey Medina, Denis Webber, Charmaine Denise, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary Vella, Mary D'cruz, Ron Shegog, Leo Mellewa, Pat Heffernan and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 26 Jan 2020

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 25/26 Jan 2020

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Cleophas Peters
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 25/26 Jan 2020

  6:00pm S. Albuquerque / H. Durski / S. Martis / N. Golaw
  8:30am K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones / KSC Minister
10:30am M. Peters / M&Z D’Mello / V. Firman
  5:00pm R. Perera / E. Behrouzi / J. Phan Lai / Volunteer

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass Next Healing Mass will be held on 7th March 2020, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays

7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette

 

FR VINCENT IS AWAY FOR FOUR WEEKS
Fr Vincent will be on annual leave and overseas from 13th January to 13th February 2020. We wish Fr Vincent a safe trip, a blessed and enjoyable time with his congregation, family and friends. Please welcome Fr Greg Bourke and Fr Eugene San who will be assisting in Fr Vincent's absence.

LITURGY OF THE WORD & COMMUNION SERVICE WHILE FR. VINCENT IS AWAY
The following Communion Services will replace Mass:
8:30am – Monday, 13 January to Friday 17 January
9:15am – Saturday, 18 January
8:30am – Monday, January 20 to Friday January 24
9:15am – Saturday, 25 January
8:30am – Monday, 27 January to Friday 31 January
9:15am – Saturday, 1 February
7:00pm - Novena Mass will be held on Wednesday, 22nd and 29th January. Please note that there will no Novena Mass on 15th January. Also please note that there will be no Healing Mass in February. For more details, please check the doors for Mass/Communion Service times while Fr. Vincent is away until 13 February.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
The next roster will include the Easter Ceremonies. An Availability Form to cover these dates is available in Hall. Please collect as soon as possible and leave your completed form in the Sacristy or return to the Parish Office by January 25th 2020.

The first Healing Mass for 2020 will be held on Saturday, 7th March 2020.

The first Baptism Formation Meeting for 2020 will be held on Monday, 3rd February 2020.

PIETY STORE
Hurry to obtain your Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars for 2020. Unsold copies must be returned soon. Keep up to date with Feast days and Saints' Days.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Stephen Vessey who is to be baptised next weekend. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that Stephen will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

FEAST OF STO NINO
Sunday, 26th January 2020 at St. Peter’s. Procession starts at 11:30am followed by Eucharistic Celebration at 12 noon. All are invited to join us in this celebration. You are welcome to bring your icons with you to the procession.

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD (also known as CANDLEMAS) - SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
A special 'Blessing of Candles' will be given at the 6:00pm Mass on Saturday, 1st February, and 8:30am, 10:30am and 5:00pm Masses on Sunday, 2nd February. Everyone is invited to bring their own candles and place them on the table near the Sanctuary before the start of Mass. These blessed candles serve as a symbol of Jesus Christ, who referred to Himself as the Light of the World.

PLENARY COUNCIL – CALL FOR DELEGATES
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has requested that each Diocese nominate four people, who may be laypersons, members of religious orders or Clergy, who are willing to be called as delegates for the Plenary Council Sessions in October 2020 and June and July 2021. Each delegate will participate in the process of discernment and contribute to a variety of forums before, during and after the Plenary Council Sessions. This is an important and critical role for the life of the Catholic Church in Australia. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the following online form and submit by the deadline of Friday 24 January 2020. (Note that the application process requires two referees including one active Priest [on appointment]).(https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2RPTKHZ)

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR BUSHFIRE CRISIS (ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUSHFIRE APPEAL)
To support the victims of the recent bushfire disasters all around Australia, the Archbishop has encouraged all parishes to have a special collection which will be directed to the 'St. Vincent de Paul Bushfire Appeal' to enable our unfortunate brothers and sisters to rebuild their lives after such terrible devastation. The collection will be taken on the weekend of 25/26 January 2020. Your generous contribution towards this cause is greatly appreciated. A statement from Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference outlining the Catholic Church’s national response is available on the noticeboard in the hall

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION FOR January 12, 2020 - Baptism of the Lord
And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17)
Two thoughts come to mind when reading this. First, God, Our Father, is so generous, that he gave his only son, whom he really loves, to us so that we can have eternal life with him in heaven. God, Our Creator, really loves us, too! Second, Jesus was obedient to his Father’s will, even to the point of death. This is a reminder that our own lives are pure gifts from God and meant to serve God and others.

BIBLE STUDY commences Monday 3 Feb 2020
Combined Parishes of St. James and St. Peter's will commence on Monday 3rd February at 7 pm in the Theatrette at St. Peter's Hoppers Crossing conducted by Clive Gonsalves and Francis Thomas. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of John with teachings, explanations, reflections and sharings with audio visuals. All are welcome with a special welcome memento to all attending regularly. Message enquiries to Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 or Francis Thomas 0401787372.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Surjeet Khanna, Malcolm Davidson, Fr John Barry OSA, Fr Alban D’Souza, Jerome Concessao, Gladys Pereira, Melchor Batoon, Siberius Biam, Joe Teuma and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Wanda Keech, Lena Surrao, Angela Walkden, Stan Walkden, Fabian Sabaybay, Pedro Sabaybay, Purita Espina Sr, Beato Espinas Sr, Alesandra Sabaybay, Angela Vincent, Mariano De Muri, Emmanuel Chetcuti, Fr Samuel Chetcuti, Henrietta Montaut, Nithin Vaz, John Alexander, Diane Cameron, Albert De Sousa and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Godwin Arandez, Gordon Newman, Francine Foster, Sam Caruana, Bill Fairney, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Zandi Falzon, Madel Tecson, Jamilton Dabu, Jerome Marave, Harriet Calvert, Robel Rosales, Rey Medina, Denis Webber, Charmaine Denise, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary Vella, Mary D'cruz, Ron Shegog, Leo Mellewa  and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 19 Jan 2020

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza

Readers – 18/19 Jan 2020

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am Dominic Hankins
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 18/19 Jan 2020

  6:00pm S. Joseph / B. Fernandes / A. Vesty / I. D’Lima
  8:30am B. Steinhauer / Karen F. / R. Johnson / C. Coelho
10:30am Sally DiB / N. Costa / S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega
  5:00pm Youth Mass

 

 

PARISH NEWS

The Parish office is closed and will reopen on 6th January 2020.

The first Healing Mass for 2020 will be held on Saturday, 1st February 2020

The first Baptism Formation Meeting for 2020 will be held on Monday, 3rd February 2020

NEW YEAR'S EVE MASS, TUESDAY 31ST DECEMBER, 8:30AM FOLLOWED BY HOLY HOUR OF THANKSGIVING.
Please join us as we give thanks for the many blessings and graces received throughout 2019. The 8:30am Mass will be followed by Exposition, reflection/prayer time, Divine Mercy Chaplet and conclude with Benediction. All welcome.

NEW YEAR'S DAY MASS, WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY 2020, 9:30AM (new time for this day only)
Kindly note the Mass time of 9:30am for Wednesday, 1st January. Rosary will commence at 9:00am. Due to the Public Holiday there will be no 7:00pm Mass.

FEAST OF STO NINO
Sunday, 26th January 2020 at St. Peter’s. Procession starts at 11:30am followed by Eucharistic Celebration at 12 noon. All are invited to join us in this celebration. You are welcome to bring your icons with you to the procession.

 

ROSTERS

 Money Counters – 5 Jan 20

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 4/5 Jan 20

  6:00pm Jeffrey Poppen
  8:30am Michelle Nelthropp
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 4/5 Jan 20

  6:00pm B. Raj / B. Farrugia / H. Durski / S. Martis
  8:30am G. Sharman / S. Gomez / C. Coelho / Karen F.
10:30am Sally DiB / S. Vaz / B. Fernandes / C. Peters
  5:00pm M&A Etiennette / R. Perera / E. Behrouzi

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

A CHRISTMAS BLESSING

Lord, you came upon a Midnight Clear
To bring Joy to the World and draw us near.
It was a Holy Night when you came from above
To fill our hearts with hope & love
Thank you Sweet Jesus
For clothing us with Comfort and Joy

I would like to thank all my parishioners for the love and support you have given both Dcn. Charles and myself throughout 2019. Without your help, it would be very difficult to achieve everything we have done this year. May God bless you and your loved ones this Christmas and right through 2020.
Fr. Vincent John CMI

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Ethan Manuel who is to be baptised next weekend. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that Ethan will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
The last working day for the parish office will be Monday 23rd December. The office will re-open on Monday 6th January 2020.  Bulletins for 29th December and 5th January will be single sheets with mass readings. Normal bulletins will resume from 12th January 2020, along with names for Death Anniversaries, Recently Deceased and Sick List.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 2019
Please join us for the last few days of the 24th year of our Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. Mass starts at 5:00am followed by breakfast. Novena concludes on 24th December.

SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH 14TH DECEMBER
The Christmas lunch for seniors was wonderful! It was a joy to see so many of our senior parishioners attend this event and enjoy the sumptuous lunch prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary. A big THANK YOU to the Young Adults, Ladies Auxiliary and Good Samaritan Ministries for their great efforts in organising this event.

We thank the KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS and acknowledge the great effort put in by them each year in setting up the Nativity Scene in locations within Wyndham.

PARISH CALENDARS will be distributed at all masses this weekend and next weekend. Please take one per family.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY MASS, 6:30PM ON TUESDAY 24TH DECEMBER, CAROLS AT 6:00PM
All children are invited to dress up as a Nativity character e.g. Angels, Shepherds, Mary, Joseph etc. for this family Mass.  Please have the children ready and waiting in the hall by 6:00pm sharp, so they can process into Church for the start of the Carols.

NEW YEAR'S EVE MASS, TUESDAY 31ST DECEMBER, 8:30AM FOLLOWED BY HOLY HOUR OF THANKSGIVING
Please join us as we give thanks for the many blessings and graces received throughout 2019.  The 8:30am Mass will be followed by Exposition, reflection/prayer time, Divine Mercy Chaplet and conclude with Benediction.  All welcome.

NEW YEAR'S DAY MASS, WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY 2020, 9:30AM (new time for this day only)
Kindly note the Mass time of 9:30am for Wed, 1st January.  Rosary will commence at 9:00am.  Due to the Public Holiday there will be no 7:00pm Mass.

JANUARY 2020
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Formation Meeting in January. The Healing Mass and Baptism Formation meeting will resume in February 2020.

FEAST OF STO NINO
Sunday, 26th January 2020 at St. Peter’s. Procession starts at 11:30am followed by Eucharistic Celebration at 12 noon. All are invited to join us in this celebration. You are welcome to bring your icons with you to the procession.

FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS -
SATURDAY 28TH DECEMBER, 9:15AM MASS
A special Blessing will be given to all babies and children at this Mass in memory of the young children of Bethlehem, put to death by Herod who sought to kill Jesus.  These innocent victims bear witness to Christ, to a world which would not receive Him.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Bruno Anic, Joseph Grima, Paul Zammit, Roger Briffa, Rosa Marsic, Anthony Fernandes and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Florence Thomas, Edith Platel, Corazon Dayao, Salvatore Martelli, Jennifer Foreman, Francis Pereira, Dante Lopez, Irene Tran, Martin Pham, Joseph Nguyen and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Godwin Arandez, Gordon Newman, Francine Foster, Sam Caruana, Bill Fairney, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Jerome Concessao, Zandi Falzon, Madel Tecson, Jamilton Dabu, Jerome Marave, Harriet Calvert, Robel Rosales, Rey Medina, Denis Webber and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS FOR
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S DAYS

Roster for Readers – 24/25 Dec 19

  6:30pm Dominic Hankins
  9:30pm Rosemary Hibbert
Midnight E. Stowers
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Venus Iuta

Roster for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 Dec 19

  7:30pm B Steinhauer / Sharon A / B Farrugia / Karen F (Church)
S. D’Silva / D&J Roga (Hall)
  9:30pm A. Vesty / C. Skinner / D. Fernandes / N. Costa
Midnight H Durski / B Fernandes / G Sharman / S Martis (Church)
3 VOLUNTEERS (Hall)
  8:30am M&Z D’Mello / K. English /B. Jones
10:30am S&I Simangan / S. DiBenedetto / VOLUNTEER

Roster for Reader & Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
for Tuesday, 31 Dec 19, 8:30am

Reader Les Jones
Communion B. Jones / B. Farrugia / J. Tramontana / M. Maple

Roster for Reader & Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
for Wednesday, 1 Jan 20, 9:30am

Reader Elaine Dalton
Communion B. Steinhauer / E. Behrouzi / B. Raj

 

ROSTERS FOR 28/29 DECEMBER 2019

 Money Counters – 29 Dec 19

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson

Readers – 28/29 Dec 19

  6:00pm Jerilee Cardoz
  8:30am Bernice Steinhauer
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Sonia Sabu Mathew

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 28/29 Dec 19

  6:00pm M. Maple / J. Tramontana / D&J Roga
  8:30am K. English / Kevin McL / R. Johnson / E. Stowers
10:30am N. Costa / V. Firman / J. Quinless / M. Peters
  5:00pm S. Martis / A. Etiennette / B Fernandes /J Phan Lai

Music Ministry – 28/29 Dec 19

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
 

Sundays

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass Next Healing Mass will be held on 1st February 2020, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays

7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette

 

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION – THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER AT 7:00PM
Please join us at St. James' Parish, Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing, for our Combined Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 19th December at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus our Saviour into our hearts this Christmas. All welcome.

PIETY STORE
Religious Calendars, Christmas Cards, Nativity Sets, children's Advent Calendars, and lots more are now available in the Piety Store. Come and browse.

GIVING TREE – THANK YOU
Many thanks to those who generously donated items to our Giving Tree and to the helpers who gave of their time to pack hampers. If you delayed bringing your item to the Church, any further donations will be accepted and can be left in the basket near Our Lady's statue.

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Christmas raffle tickets are now on sale after all weekend masses and will continue until just prior to Christmas. Thank you for your support.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Lucia Dan Azimi, Oliver Lutterschmidt, Dew Rose San Ba, and Jeremiah Teaurima 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.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 2019
This will be the 24th year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the Dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. Thank you.

FAMILY MASS, 6:30PM ON TUESDAY 24TH DECEMBER, CAROLS AT 6:00PM
All children are invited to dress up as a Nativity character e.g. Angels, Shepherds, Mary, Joseph etc. for this family Mass.  Please have the children ready and waiting in the hall by 6:00pm sharp, so they can process into Church for the start of the Carols.

JANUARY 2020
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Formation Meeting in January. The Healing Mass and Baptism Formation meeting will resume in February 2020.

ALTAR SERVERS
Dear Parents of Altar Servers, please note that from next year there will be a Roster for Altar Servers, thus ensuring that all Masses are covered and making it easier for families to commit to. Please send your preferences for Masses for the first half of 2020 (January to June) to the Parish Office.

FEAST OF STO NINO
Sunday, 26th January 2020 at St. Peter’s. Procession starts at 11:30am followed by Eucharistic Celebration at 12 noon. All are invited to join us in this celebration. You are welcome to bring your icons with you to the procession.

PARISH MISSION
Dear Parishioners, please note that the Parish Mission that was planned for 14th to 20th March 2020 has been postponed as our presenter Fr. Ray Sanchez is unavailable that week as he has commitments due to being newly appointed as a Community Leader. The new date for the Parish Mission is now 9th to 15th May 2020.  More information will be provided in the new year.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE - 2020 Study Options
The Parish & Pastoral Ministry in a New Environment
Parish life today is facing many new opportunities and challenges.  The parish of the future will be built on the missionary creativity of people and priests working together in a changed social and ecclesial environment.
Church History
Discover more about the Church’s story and the journey of faith across the centuries.
For all study options and further information contact 9412 3309 or AssistantDean@ctc.edu.au or ctc@ctc.edu.au.

 

2019 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TIMETABLE

MASSES

16 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
17 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
18 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
7:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
Wed Mass & Novena
19  Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
19 Dec 7:00pm RECONCILIATION RITE II at St. James
20 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
21 Dec 5:00am
9:15am
6:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena
Saturday Morning Mass
Saturday Vigil Mass
22 Dec 5:00am
8:30/10:30am 5:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena
Sunday Masses
23 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
24 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
24 Dec 6:00pm Carols
24 Dec 6:30pm Family Mass
24 Dec 9:00pm Carols
24 Dec 9:30pm Vigil Mass
24 Dec 11:30pm Carols followed by Midnight Mass
CHRISTMAS DAY

8:30/10:30am

1:15pm

Carols before Mass

Spanish Mass

Christmas Day – No Evening Mass

26 Dec 8:30am Weekday Mass
31 Dec 8:30am Mass followed by Holy Hour of Thanksgiving for 2019
1 Jan 9:00am
9:30am
Rosary
Mass

No 7:00pm Mass

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Paul Zammit, Godofredo Albito, Petronila Domingo, Linda Garcia, Roger Briffa, Anthony Fernandes and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Myrtle D’cruz, Purita Espinas Sr, Juanita Alcaraz, Princess Jaye Dabu De Leon, Lorenza Garcia, Milagros Baltero, George Thomas, Aileen Gower, Evan Pritchard, Corazon Dayao, Poshan Misquitta, Angelina Farrugia and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Godwin Arandez, Gordon Newman, Francine Foster, Sam Caruana, Bill Fairney, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Jerome Concessao, Zandi Falzon, Madel Tecson, Jamilton Dabu, Jerome Marave, Harriet Calvert, Robel Rosales and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 22 Dec 19

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis

Readers – 21/22 Dec 19

  6:00pm Angella Francis
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 21/22 Dec 19

  6:00pm F. Thomas / S. Martis / H. Durski / Volunteer
  8:30am K. McLoughlin / KSC Ministers X 3
10:30am Z. D’Mello / S. Vaz / Sally DiB / E. Mills
  5:00pm D & M Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / R. Perera

Music Ministry – 21/22 Dec 19

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass Next Healing Mass will be held on 1st February 2020, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays

7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette

 

PIETY STORE
Religious Calendars, Christmas Cards, ornaments, Nativity Sets, children's Advent Calendars, and lots more are now available in the Piety Store. Come and browse.

GIVING TREE – ST VINCENT DE PAUL
To enable us to make up hampers to brighten Christmas for struggling families in our area, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 8th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them in this joyous season. Last year with your help we were able to help 110 families. Enquiries 9749 2388.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE
Rosters for the Piety Store are available in the hall for those who do not have computer access. All others have had the roster emailed to them.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection from the hall this weekend.

SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH
14 DECEMBER 2019 12:00pm – 3:00 pm
We recognise the important part our Seniors play in our Parish Community. While we encourage the generations to come together we also provide a place where the seniors of our parish community are honoured, supported and valued. To honour the Seniors of our parish, the Young Adults Ministry and Friends would like to invite all the Seniors of our parish above 60 years, to a Christmas Lunch on Saturday 14th December from 12:00 to 3:00pm, to be held in the Church Hall. Tickets at $10 per person will be sold at all masses this weekend. Last chance to get your tickets!!

YOUTH MASS
Please note our next Youth Mass will be held at 5:00pm on Sunday, 15th December 2019. All the Youth in our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will assist in all ministries at this Mass and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION – THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER AT 7:00PM
Please join us at St. James' Parish, Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing, for our Combined Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 19th December at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus our Saviour into our hearts this Christmas. All welcome.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 2019
This will be the 24th year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the Dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY MASS, 6:30PM ON TUESDAY 24TH DECEMBER, CAROLS AT 6:00PM
All children are invited to dress up as a Nativity character e.g. Angels, Shepherds, Mary, Joseph, etc. for this family Mass.  Please have the children ready and waiting in the hall by 6:00pm sharp, so they can process into Church for the start of the Carols.

CONGRATULATIONS to our school children and staff for participating in the St. Peter’s Primary School Concert at Thomas Carr on Tuesday 3rd December.

ST. PETER'S YEAR 6 GRADUATION MASS, THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER, 7:00PM
We congratulate all the Year 6 students who will be celebrating their Graduation this Thursday night.  We wish them many blessings and pray that our Lord Jesus will guide them throughout Secondary School and beyond. 

MELBOURNE OVERSEAS MISSION
There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend for the Melbourne Overseas Mission. We thank you for your generosity.

BOOK DISPLAY
Pauline Books & Media will have Catholic children’s books, spiritual reading, saints, devotional books, scripture, etc. available for purchase in the Church Hall at the 6:00pm, 8.30am and 10.30am Masses this weekend. A great gift idea and an opportunity to nurture your family’s faith this Christmas!

JANUARY 2020
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Formation Meeting in January. The Healing Mass and Baptism Formation meeting will resume in February 2020.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Reno Gatt, Roger Briffa, Georgina McMahon, Gregorio & Avelina Gestopa, Kyle Moreno and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Edgar Montaut, Pia Padayo, Judith & Sebastian D'Cruz, Sam Farrugia, David & Lawrence Bracken, Leslie Fernando, Peter Paul Fernando, Hamilton Lazaro, Carmen Agius, Joseph Pace, Frank Cassar, Maria Carvalho and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Ellen Everett, Godwin Arandez, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Amelia Pamparo, Liza Medina, Bianca McKitterick, Leo Mellawa, Baby Elera, Pat Heffernan, Anton de Hoedt, Daniel, Hope Lake, Reverie Mancini, Raynata Saunders, Francine Foster, K. V. Thomas, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, Paul Zammit, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Jerome Concessao, Angela Boscolo, Sam Caruana, Bill Fairney, Zandi Falzon, Madel Tecson, Jamilton Dabu, Jerome Marave, Harriet Calvert and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 15 Dec 19

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 14/15 Dec 19

  6:00pm Ignes D’Lima
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Meresina Peters
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 14/15 Dec 19

  6:00pm N. Golaw / B. Farrugia / Praful A. / B. Raj
  8:30am S. Gomez / K. Fernandes / D&J Roga
10:30am C. Peters / N. Costa / S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry – 14/15 Dec 19

  6:00pm St. Cecilia’s Choir
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm Youth Mass

 

 

PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm 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

7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette

 

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION – THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER AT 7:00PM
Please join us at St. James' Parish, Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing, for our Combined Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 19th December at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus our Saviour into our hearts this Christmas. All welcome. 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Aveline Pannetier and Hayley Forrest 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.

PIETY STORE
Religious Calendars, Christmas Cards, ornaments, Nativity Sets, children's Advent Calendars, and lots more are now available in the Piety Store. Come and browse. 

GIVING TREE – ST VINCENT DE PAUL
To enable us to make up hampers to brighten Christmas for struggling families in our area, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 8th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them in this joyous season. Last year with your help we were able to help 110 families. Enquiries 9749 2388.

COMMUNION SERVICE
Kindly note that there will be a Liturgy of the Word and  Communion Service on Tuesday December 3 at 8.30 am.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE
Rosters for the Piety Store are available in the hall for those who do not have computer access. All others have had the roster emailed to them.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection from the hall this weekend.

SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH
14 DECEMBER 2019 12:00pm – 3:00 pm
We recognise the important part our Seniors play in our Parish Community. While we encourage the generations to come together we also provide a place where the seniors of our parish community are honoured, supported and valued. To honour the Seniors of our parish, the Young Adults Ministry and Friends would like to invite all the Seniors of our parish above 60 years, to a Christmas Lunch on Saturday 14th December from 12:00 to 3:00pm, to be held in the Church Hall. Tickets at $10 per person will be sold at all weekend masses on 30 November/1 December & 7/8 December. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

MELBOURNE OVERSEAS MISSION
There will be a special collection at all Masses on the weekend of 7/8 December for the Melbourne Overseas Mission. We thank you for your generosity.

VOCATION NEWS – 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
"Stay Awake". Jesus urges us to be ready. Today let us pray for the young people in our parish community, that they may be ready and alert to hear the Lord calling them to the faithful vocations of marriage, priesthood, consecrated or single life.

BOOK DISPLAY
Pauline Books & Media will have Catholic children’s books, spiritual reading, saints, devotional books, scripture, etc. available for purchase in the Church Hall at the 6:00pm, 8.30am and 10.30am Masses on 7/8 December. A great gift idea and an opportunity to nurture your family’s faith this Christmas!

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP (KNK) Prayer Meetings will resume in the first week of Feb 2020.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 2019
This will be the 24th year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the Dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. Thank you.

JANUARY 2020
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Formation Meeting in January. The Healing Mass and Baptism Formation meeting will resume in February 2020.

LOURDES DAY MASS
Saturday 7 December, 10:30am, St Patrick’s Cathedral
A blessing of the sick will follow the celebration of the Liturgy with water brought from the spring at the Shrine of Lourdes. This is an occasion to come together in prayer with those who are sick, infirm or elderly and their carers. Each Mass participant will receive a gift pack containing a small bottle of Lourdes water (sourced from the Grotto), rosary beads and prayer materials.  Individual blessings are available after Mass.

FRIAR ALESSANDRO AT ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL
You are invited to an evening of Christmas music & readings with internationally acclaimed Franciscan tenor Friar Alessandro. Friar is on his first ever tour to Australia and will be accompanied by Vivian Choi (Piano) and the Artes Christi Choir & Orchestra.  ENTRY FREE or By Donation with all donations supporting the Vinnies Christmas Appeal.  DETAILS: Sat 7 Dec (7.30pm), St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at www.voicefromassisi.org.au There is also a yellow Parish sign-up sheet at the rear of the Church

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Kyle Moreno, Maria Luz Natividad, Maxy Lobo, Phyllis Meyn, Becky Day, Zivko Raleski, Melchor Aglipay, Joan Stoackley, Fr Bert De La Pena, Melin Leo, German Dimanliq and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Simon Simonides, John Walsh, Marion Bartolo, P.K. Thomas, Paily Joseph, Annakutty Joseph, Winston Ephraums, Ralston Ephraums, Christabel Herft, Ray Marshall and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Ellen Everett, Godwin Arandez, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Marcelo Arenas, Amelia Pamparo, Liza Medina, Bianca McKitterick, Leo Mellawa, Baby Elera, Pat Heffernan, Anton de Hoedt, Daniel, Hope Lake, Reverie Mancini, Raynata Saunders, Francine Foster, K. V. Thomas, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, Paul Zammit, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Jerome Concessao, Angela Boscolo, Sam Caruana and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 8 Dec 19

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

Readers – 7/8 Dec 19

  6:00pm D. Fernandez
  8:30am S. Vaz
10:30am L. D’Cruz
  5:00pm C. Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 7/8 Dec 19

  6:00pm G. Surrao / Josie T. / Sharon A. / B. Fernandes
  8:30am G. Sharman / A. Vesty / E. Stowers / B. Jones
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / V. Firman / J. Quinless
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / J. Phan Lai / R. Albuquerque

Music Ministry – 7/8 Dec 19

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm 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

7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette

 

PRAYERS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN NOVEMBER
The Memorial Book is kept near the Sanctuary. All are invited to write down the names of their departed loved ones in the book. The book will be taken to the Altar during the Offertory to remember and pray for the faithful departed at all the Masses during November. 

PIETY STORE
Religious Calendars, Christmas Cards, ornaments, Nativity Sets, children's Advent Calendars, and lots more are now available in the Piety Store. Come and browse. 

GIVING TREE – ST VINCENT DE PAUL
To enable us to make up hampers to brighten Christmas for struggling families in our area, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 8th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them in this joyous season. Last year with your help we were able to help 110 families. Enquiries 9749 2388.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE
Rosters for the Piety Store are available in the hall for those who do not have computer access. All others have had the roster emailed to them.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection from the hall this weekend.

SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH
14 DECEMBER 2019 12:00pm – 3:00 pm
We recognise the important part our Seniors play in our Parish Community. While we encourage the generations to come together we also provide a place where the seniors of our parish community are honoured, supported and valued. To honour the Seniors of our parish, the Young Adults Ministry and Friends would like to invite all the Seniors of our parish above 60 years, to a Christmas Lunch on Saturday 14th December from 12:00 to 3:00pm, to be held in the Church Hall. Tickets at $10 per person will be sold at all weekend masses on 23/24 November, 30 November/1 December & 7/8 December. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP (KNK) will have their Christmas break up on Saturday, 30 November. It will commence with Thanksgiving, Praise & Worship from 2:30pm, followed by fellowship, carol singing, presentation from Kids ministry and exchange of gifts (Kris Kringle) to a value of $10.00. All are welcome. Prayer Meetings will resume in the first week of Feb 2020.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Sausage Sizzle after all Masses this weekend. Funds raised go towards helping with various church activities.  Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.

BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St James & St Peters Bible Study continues on November 26 at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St Peters. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 16) with teachings, videos, discussions, etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426071375.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR A MANAGER AT JOSEPH’S CORNER
Joseph’s Corner is a charitable work of the Westgate Deanery providing free counselling to families of substance abusers. During 2020 Sr. Jeanne, rsj who founded Joseph’s Corner in 2000 will transition out of her managerial position. If you are interested in taking on part or all of the managerial workload required to run Joseph’s Corner as an effective and viable charity when a position becomes available in 2020 please contact us in confidence. We are interested in hearing from people who want to do volunteer work in a managerial role as well as people wanting a part time paid managerial position. This is not a job advertisement as Sr. Jeanne and the Board of Joseph’s Corner are still in the early stages of planning Sr. Jeanne’s transition. Contact Sr. Jeanne Dwyer by email on jeanne@josephscorner.org or 93152680.

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL (ACYF)
PILGRIMAGE BLESSING MASS
ACYF will be held in Perth from 8 – 10 December 2019. As part of their preparation all pilgrims are invited to attend the 10.30 am mass on Sunday 24th November and Fr Vincent will give a   blessing to the pilgrims before heading into the city for the Melbourne Pilgrim Walk, from St Augustine’s Church to St Patrick’s Cathedral, where they will be commissioned as a group by Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli. As a show of solidarity and support for our pilgrims, all parishioners, priests, families and communities are invited to join together for the Melbourne Pilgrim Walk departing at 1.30pm from St Augustine’s Church and concluding at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The parish community is invited to warmly welcome these young people and to celebrate with them as they prepare to depart for ACYF.

RERUM NOVARUM ORATION
Tuesday 26th Nov 19, 7:30 to 9:00pm, Philippa Brazill Lecture Theatre, Daniel Mannix Bldg, ACU, 8 Brunswick Street Fitzroy. Light Refreshments from 7:00pm. The Victorian Government is the first jurisdiction within Australia to plan to conclude a Treaty with all First Nations peoples living in the Victoria. This is a mammoth task so the Government has established the Treaty Advancement Commission to facilitate the process. A First Peoples Assembly of Victoria has recently being voted upon to establish the ground rules for these treaties. Eleanor Bourke, Chair of the Victorian Aboriginal Treaty Working Group and Sherry Balcombe (Aboriginal Catholic Ministry) will deliver the 2019 Rerum Novarum Oration on this topic. A historic moment for all Victorians. ALL WELCOME. RSVP/ Inquires (03) 9926 5727 or justice@cam.org.au.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr. Graeme Duro SSS, Melchor Aglipay, Teodosia Plateros, Chris Stephany, Joan Stoackley, Mervyn Martina, Patrick Matthey, Lilani Fernando, Rosa Marsic, Lucy Zerafa, Zifco Raleski and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Thomas Tri, Joseph Mau, J.B. Nham, Giovanni Frazzica, Valentino Gubiani, Gozzo Velia, Cielito Angeles, Kevin Eastmure. Thelma & Francisco Pelaez, Franco Stroscio, Cecil D'Souza, Joseph Henry, Mariam Chamie and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Ellen Everett, Godwin Arandez, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Marcelo Arenas, Amelia Pamparo, Liza Medina, Bill Fairney, Bianca McKitterick, Leo Mellawa, Baby Elera, Pat Heffernan, Anton de Hoedt, Josephine Thomas, Daniel, Hope Lake, Margaret Van Dwyne, Reverie Mancini, Raynata Saunders, Francine Foster, K. V. Thomas, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, Paul Zammit, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Jerome Concessao and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

 Money Counters – 1 Dec 19

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 30 Nov/1 Dec 19

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Jerilee Cardoz

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 30 Nov/1 Dec 19

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / S. Martis / M. Maple / S. Joseph
  8:30am C. Coelho / Karen F. / M. Nelthropp / S. Gomez
10:30am N. Costa / E. Mills / C&M Peters
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / J. Phal Lai / R. Albuquerque

Music Ministry – 30 Nov/1 Dec 19

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

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

7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

7:30pm to 9:00pm RCIA in Theatrette

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Noah Bathan, Elijah Allister-Nicker, Olivia Pinto, Daniella Udeagha and Mariah Wajdiwicz who are to be baptised this weekend. 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.

PRAYERS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN NOVEMBER
The Memorial Book is placed near the Sanctuary. All are invited to write down the names of their departed loved ones in the book. The book will be taken to the Altar during the Offertory to remember and pray for the faithful departed at all the Masses during November.

PIETY STORE
"God's Word 2020" (daily reflections), Religious Calendars, Christmas Cards, ornaments, Nativity Sets, children's Advent Calendars, and lots more are now available in the PIETY STORE. Come and browse.

GIVING TREE – ST VINCENT DE PAUL
To enable us to make up hampers to brighten Christmas for struggling families in our area, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 8th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them in this joyous season. Last year with your help we were able to help 110 families. Enquiries 9749 2388.

VOLUNTEERS’ THANKSGIVING MASS
Thank you to all our Parish Volunteers who give of their time, talents and gifts to serve our parish. Fr Vincent and Deacon Charles would like to invite all the volunteers in the parish to a special Thanksgiving Mass on Friday, 22nd November at 7:00pm followed by fellowship. Food will be provided, however you are requested to bring a plate of sweets/desserts to share. The mass will be offered for the personal intentions of all our volunteers and a special blessing will be given. For catering purposes, kindly RSVP your attendance latest by Tuesday 19 November by email to stpeters@westnet.com.au or call the parish office 9749 4300.

SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH
14 DECEMBER 2019 12:00pm – 3:00 pm
We recognise the important part our Seniors play in our Parish Community. While we encourage the generations to come together we also provide a place where the seniors of our parish community are honoured, supported and valued. To honour the Seniors of our parish, the Young Adults Ministry and Friends would like to invite all the Seniors of our parish above 60 years, to a Christmas Lunch on Saturday 14th December from 12:00 to 3:00pm, to be held in the Church Hall. Tickets at $10 per person will be sold at all weekend masses on 24th November, 1st & 8th December. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE
Rosters for the Piety Store are available in the hall for those who do not have computer access. All others have had the roster emailed to them.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection from the hall this weekend.

YOUTH MASS
Our next Youth Mass will be held at 5:00pm this Sunday, 17th November 2019. All Youth in our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth will assist in all ministries at this Mass and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
There will be a Sausage Sizzle after all Masses on the weekend of 23/24 November. Funds raised go towards helping with various church activities.  Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.

LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP PETER COMENSOLI
Dear Friends & Colleagues,

To all those facing the uncertainty, danger and devastation of the fires to the north, please know that you are in our heartfelt prayers. We ask the Holy Spirit to bring renewed courage and strength to those who give so much of themselves at these critical times – our people at the fire fronts, those ministering and attending the injured, those caring for the homeless and displaced, those who will continue to bring support long after the last ember has gone out. We place our trust in you Lord, to shelter and protect our loved ones, friends, and all those who need your help. St. Vincent de Paul are on the ground throughout our communities providing support in those life-giving ways that people need in times of disaster and tragedy. May I encourage our people of Melbourne and beyond to support the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal through www.vinnies.org.au or through your local parish.

With every grace and blessing, I remain,
Yours Sincerely in Christ Jesus,
Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne

VICAR GENERAL & MODERATOR OF THE CURIA
Very Rev. Joseph Caddy has been appointed as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia from 12 November 2019. We wish Rev. Joseph Caddy all God’s blessings for this role as well as his current role of Episcopal Vicar for Social Services.

RED WEDNESDAY 2019 – WEDNESDAY 20 NOV TO 27 NOV 2019
MASS FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 12noon at St. Mary of the Cross Chapel, 8 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Mass is offered for millions of Christians persecuted around the world today. Red Wednesday is a global movement to stand in solidarity with those who are persecuted for their peacefully held religious beliefs.

2019 OPEN DAY MARY MACKILLOP HERITAGE CENTRE
Saturday 16 November, 10:00am - 4:00pm, 362 Albert Street, East Melbourne. Take a tour of the Museum, visit the gift shop, enjoy a light refreshment and pray in the chapel. Join the Mary MacKillop walking tour at 11:00am. Entry by donation. More information from 9926 9300

MARIAN COLLEGE, SUNSHINE WEST invites past students who graduated in the years 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 & 2009 to a combined Reunion Saturday 23 Nov 2019, 2–4 pm https://www.trybooking.com/BGDJB

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Patrick Matthey, Lilani Fernando, Rosa Marsic, Lucy (Annunziata) Zerafa, Bushfire Victims and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Brenda Harper, Michael Lewis, Claude & Avis Barber, Edward Palmer, Remedios Llaagas, Lui Montilla, Esther Granada, Gualberto De la Cruz, Facundo Siervo, Eduardo Cahoy Sr., Thelma & Francisco Pelaez, Antonino Failla, Nemesio Divinagracia, Andrew Dang, Gregoria Garay, Joseph & Lewis Vella and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Ellen Everett, Godwin Arandez, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Marcelo Arenas, Amelia Pamparo, Liza Medina, Bill Fairney, Bianca McKitterick, Leo Mellawa, Baby Elera, Pat Heffernan, Anton de Hoedt, Josephine Thomas, Daniel, Hope Lake, Margaret Van Dwyne, Reverie Mancini, Raynata Saunders, Joan Stoackley, Francine Foster, K. V. Thomas, Alex Alangaram, Therese Mary, Sylvia Anderson, Mark Heywood, Wimala and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 24 Nov 19

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis

Readers – 23/24 November 19

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 23/24 Nov 19

  6:00pm J. Tramontana / N. Golaw / H. Durski / A. Vesty
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Z. D’Mello / J. Quinless / V. Firman / Sally DiB
  5:00pm S&I Simangan / R. Perera / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 23/24 Nov 19

  6:00pm St. Cecilia’s Choir
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK