DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR OCTOBER
Prayer to St. Joseph

O Glorious Patriarch St. Joseph! In the presence of Jesus and Mary, I choose you this day to be my father, my guardian, and my protector.

O great St. Joseph, whom God has made the Head of the Holy Family, accept me, I beseech you, though utterly unworthy, to be a member of your ‘Holy House’. Present me to your Immaculate Spouse; ask her also to adopt me as her child. With her, pray that I may constantly think of Jesus, and serve Him faithfully to the end of my life.

O Terror of Demons, increase in me virtue, protect me from the evil one, and help me not to offend God in any way.

O my spiritual father, I hereby consecrate myself to you. In faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under your care and protection. To you, after Jesus and Mary, I consecrate my body and soul, with all their faculties, my spiritual growth, my home, and all my affairs and undertakings.

Forsake me not, but adopt me as a servant and child of the Holy Family. Watch over me at all times, but especially at the hour of my death. Console me and strengthen me with the presence of Jesus and Mary so that, with you, I may praise and adore the Holy Trinity for all eternity.  Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me.

1st Reading (Is 53:10-11)
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
The Lord has been pleased to crush his servant with suffering. If he offers his life in atonement, he shall see his heirs, he shall have a long life and through him what the Lord wishes will be done. His soul’s anguish over, he shall see the light and be content. By his sufferings shall my servant justify many, taking their faults on himself.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.

2nd Reading (Heb 4:14-16)
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews.
Since in Jesus, the Son of God, we have the supreme high priest who has gone through to the highest heaven, we must never let go of the faith that we have professed. For it is not as if we had a high priest who was incapable of feeling our weaknesses with us; but we have one who has been tempted in every way that we are, though he is without sin. Let us be confident, then, in approaching the throne of grace, that we shall have mercy from him and find grace when we are in need of help.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! The Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for all. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 10:35-45)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Jesus. ‘Master,’ they said to him ‘we want you to do us a favour.’ He said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ They said to him, ‘Allow us to sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your glory.’ ‘You do not know what you are asking’ Jesus said to them. ‘Can you drink the cup that I must drink, or be baptised with the baptism with which I must be baptised?’ They replied, ‘We can.’ Jesus said to them, ‘The cup that I must drink you shall drink, and with the baptism with which I must be baptised you shall be baptised, but as for seats at my right hand or my left, these are not mine to grant; they belong to those to whom they have been allotted.’ When the other ten heard this they began to feel indignant with James and John, so Jesus called them to him and said to them, ‘You know that among the pagans their so-called rulers lord it over them, and their great men make their authority felt. This is not to happen among you. No; anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be slave to all. For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Behold, the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, who hope in his merciful love, to rescue their souls from death, to keep them alive in famine.

Next Week’s Readings
Jer 31:7-9;   Heb 5:1-6;   Mk 10:46-52

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 18 Oct - St. Luke           


PARISH NEWS

WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.

10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) on Zoom.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.

7:00pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults

Mondays

7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.

Meeting ID: 91984220776 Password: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372

Tuesdays

7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary

Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399  Passcode: rosary

Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.

7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena followed by Rosary on Zoom

Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684

Passcode: Rosary

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK

1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month

Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm

 

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is closed due to the current Melbourne lockdown. All Parish facilities are unavailable during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 17 October 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/8qkuKDCkrPE

PARISH MEETINGS – ZOOM INVITATIONS

ST PETER’S YOUNG ADULTS SPYA (ages 18-29) – ZOOM Every Sunday at 6:15pm. Games, prayer and some awesome chats. For ZOOM details call the parish office on 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults.

BIBLE STUDY
Every Monday 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom. Book of Acts Ch. 18. Meeting link
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91984220776?pwd=bE00Ri9yT0hMSWkzM3h2V0gxQmVMUT09
Meeting ID 91984220776   Password: bible
Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.

ROSARY EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399
Passcode: rosary.

NOVENA TO PERPETUAL SUCCOUR followed by rosary every Wednesday at 7:00pm. Zoom meeting link:
https://zoom.us/j/92543859684?pwd=c2gwSVVSUXVXUm5MWXMyMU5IcktnZz09
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684 Passcode: Rosary.

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Every Saturday 2:30pm to 4:00pm –Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288 Passcode: KNK.

MSC MISSION OFFICE AUSTRALIA – DISADVANTAGED YOUTH FUND are seeking donations for ‘Disadvantaged Youth’ projects urgently. You can make your donation at
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=Y28YMNALDK262&Z3JncnB0=

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UNMASKED FREEDOM – OVERCOMING PORNOGRAPHY
An initiative of CCR Youth for all youth (16-30 years). Saturday, 30th October, 7:30 – 9:30pm. Free online event.

2022 JOSEPHITE CALENDAR
Purchase of this calendar allows continuation of the work for the Sisters of St. Joseph in the tradition of St. Mary MacKillop. More details from the Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre Calendar Orders, 362 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002, email admin.mmhc@sosj.org.au or phone 9926 9300 for enquiries. Cost $8 plus postage and handling.

ROSARY FOR THE FAMILY
Praying the Holy Rosary is a special time to share with one’s family members and other families. During the year dedicated to St. Joseph, praying the Rosary as a family is also a concrete way of obtaining plenary indulgence. You are invited to use this rosary prepared on the occasion of the "Amoris Laetitia” Family Year so that we do not miss the opportunity to reinforce our love for Jesus and Mary, our heavenly Mother. The meditations are brief and are accompanied by short questions and images that can help you reflect in faith, even with children. The Rosary for the Family has been carefully created by the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and can be viewed at
http://www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en/news/2021/la-preghiera-del-santo-rosario-e-un-momento-speciale-da-condivid.html

1ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE FIFTH PLENARY COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, 3-10 OCTOBER 2021
Information relating to the Plenary Council can be found at, https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/. The First Assembly Concluding Statement is attached to this bulletin.

LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your BibleHow do Scripture and Tradition work together?
Getting Started: Why do we believe in things like the Trinity, purgatory or even what books make up the Bible? They all form part of Sacred Tradition. In this 3-minute video, hear how Scripture and Tradition work together in the life of the  Church.
Watch at www.bit.ly/BibleGettingStarted7

Going Deeper: Written for Catholic teachers, this short article ‘Catholic Teaching on Sacred Scripture’ explains the role and importance of both Sacred Scripture and Tradition in our understanding of the revelation of God. View here www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper7

Podcasts for Christian livingTheology of the Body and Healing
In this podcast, Catholic therapists, Dr Bob Schuchts & Jake Khym discuss how we can glorify God in and through our bodies. Using St John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, they look at ways we can receive healing and peace. Listen here www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving7

HEART OF LIFE – Are You Called to be a Pastoral Supervisor?  Heart of Life's 2022/23 Emmaus Supervision Program (part-time in-person or via Zoom) commences Feb 2022. Developed in response to the demand for professional supervisors for those in individual ministry, eg clergy, chaplains, spiritual directors, pastoral carers etc, the program forms competent, experienced professional supervisors. It draws on the encounter of the two disciples with Jesus on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) and is open to those with at least five years' experience in their particular ministry who are drawn to support the ministry journey of others. More information at www.heartoflife.melbourne, call (03) 9890 1101 or email secretary@heartoflife.melbourne.

MEDITATION ON THE NAME OF JESUS WITH FR. GILBERT CARLO SVD
Held on 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday of the month, 10:00am to 11:00am. This has helped many to ease the distress caused by the Pandemic. If you would like to join this Zoom meditation, please email Fr. Gilbert at gilbertcarlo@gmail.com and he will send ZOOM link the day before as the link changes for every meditation.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Bryan D’Souza, Ruth Javier, Fr Noel Oliver PE, Jack Davies, Alphonsamma Marshal, Kuriakose Joseph Kottayil, Thressimma Joseph, Philip Pierias, Emelie Dimat, Joseph Devasya, Michela Volo, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Glen Maple, Sylvester Surrao, Gordon Arney, Michael Smith, Rosa Carullo, Mary Crouch, Joe Spiteri, K V Sebastian and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Baby Julian Cayme, Kevin McLoughlin, Adrian McGill and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 24 Oct 2021

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza

Readers – 23/24 Oct 2021

  6:00pm Jeffrey Poppen
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Giovana Siccita
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 23/24 Oct 2021

  6:00pm D. Fernandez / K. Lan Pham / S. Albuquerque
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. English / R. Johnson
10:30am J. Quinless / B. Fernandes / F. Aishweriya
  5:00pm S. Simangan / G. Aldcroft / C. Skinner

Music Ministry – 23/24 Oct 2021

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

 


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DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR OCTOBER
Prayer for Married Couples

God our Father, we look back today with gratitude to the time when You first blessed our love.

We thank You for the happiness we have known together and for sustaining us in the sorrows we have shared.

We ask for forgiveness for any failure on our part; for any times when we became difficult to live with; for any lack of sympathy and understanding; for anything which spoiled even for a moment the relationship You desire for us.

After these many years of life together, increase and deepen our love by the power of Your Spirit so that we, and our family may always be one with You.

Bless our marriage Lord, with peace and happiness, and make our love fruitful for Your glory and our joy.

Saints Anne & Joachim, Pray for us. Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.

1st Reading (Wis 7:7-11)
A reading from the book of Wisdom.
I prayed, and understanding was given me; I entreated, and the spirit of Wisdom came to me. I esteemed her more than sceptres and thrones; compared with her, I held riches as nothing. I reckoned no priceless stone to be her peer, for compared with her, all gold is a pinch of sand, and beside her silver ranks as mud. I loved her more than health or beauty, preferred her to the light, since her radiance never sleeps. In her company all good things came to me, at her hands riches not to be numbered.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!

2nd Reading (Heb 4:12-13)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.
The word of God is something alive and active: it cuts like any double-edged sword but more finely: it can slip through the place where the soul is divided from the spirit, or joints from the marrow; it can judge the secret emotions and thoughts. No created thing can hide from him; everything is uncovered and open to the eyes of the one to whom we must give account of ourselves.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! Happy the poor in Spirit, the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 10:17-30)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
Jesus was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him and put this question to him, ‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You must not kill; You must not commit adultery; You must not steal; You must not bring false witness; You must not defraud; Honour your father and mother.’ And he said to him, ‘Master, I have kept all these from my earliest days.’ Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him, and he said, ‘There is one thing you lack. Go and sell everything you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ But his face fell at these words and he went away sad, for he was a man of great wealth. Jesus looked round and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!’ The disciples were astounded by these words, but Jesus insisted, ‘My children,’ he said to them ‘how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ They were more astonished than ever. ‘In that case’ they said to one another ‘who can be saved?’ Jesus gazed at them. ‘For men’ he said ‘it is impossible, but not for God: because everything is possible for God.’ Peter took this up. ‘What about us?’ he asked him. ‘We have left everything and followed you.’ Jesus said, ‘I tell you solemnly, there is no one who has left house, brothers, sisters, father, children or land for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not be repaid a hundred times over, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and land – not without persecutions – now in this present time and, in the world to come, eternal life.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The rich suffer want and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.

Next Week’s Readings
Is 53:10-11;   Heb 4:14-16;   Mk 10:35-45

Feasts of the Week
Fri, 15 Oct - St. Teresa of Jesus       


PARISH NEWS

WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.

10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) on Zoom.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.

7:00pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults

Mondays

7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.

Meeting ID: 91984220776 Password: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372

Tuesdays

7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary

Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399  Passcode: rosary

Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.

7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena followed by Rosary on Zoom

Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684

Passcode: Rosary

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm


UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is closed due to the current Melbourne lockdown. All Parish facilities are unavailable during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 10 October 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/4czot-IB6_k

LIFE, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER - BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS & THEIR UNBORN BABIES
There will be a special blessing for all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of the 9:00am Mass this Sunday 10th October.

RIP     RIP DEACON CHARLES ENGLISH

The funeral for Dcn. Charles English will be held on Monday 11th October, Rosary at 11:00am followed by Requiem Mass at 11:30am. As limited numbers are allowed to attend due to the current restrictions, attendance is by invitation only. The link to the Tribute Page for Dcn. Charles on the Tobin Brothers Funerals website is given below. Through this site parishioners can view the webcast/livestreaming, light a virtual candle and leave a tribute or message.
https://tobinbrothers.com.au/tribute/details/21891/Charles-English/obituary.html#tribute-start/

Condolences to the family can be sent directly to ryangerard@optusnet.com.au.

The Parish will offer a Rosary on Saturday 9 October at 7.30 pm. on Zoom. Parishioners are invited to join in the Rosary to pray for Deacon Charles.
Meeting ID: 857 6635 2685 Passcode: rosary

Dcn Charles served with the Knights of the Southern Cross and St Vincent De Paul Conference for over 30 years. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to Society of St Vincent de Paul Conferences – Councils Gift Fund at Commonwealth Bank BSB: 063 003 Account No: 1008 1787 Details Description: Hoppers Crossing 145.

Let us continue to keep Kathleen and their family in our prayers. May Deacon Charles English’s soul rest in peace.

MARCH FOR THE BABIES
March for the Babies this year is online Saturday 9th October at 1pm. Please support the cause for the unborn and spread the word! You can watch it at https://www.marchforthebabies.com/ .

LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your Bible: Understanding Mary in the Bible
Getting Started: Why do Catholics call Mary their mother? Isn’t that taking away some of the respect due to Jesus and giving it to Mary? On the contrary, in this video, Fr Mike Schmitz discusses how a relationship with Mary can strengthen our faith life. Watch at www.bit.ly/BibleGettingStarted6

Going Deeper: How are Mary and the Ark of the Covenant from Exodus connected? What relevance does that have today? In this video, Dr Brant Pitre explores Mary’s role as the new Ark of the Covenant—the dwelling place of the Lord on earth. View at www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper6

Podcasts for Christian livingThe irreplaceable role of parents
The role of parents cannot be underestimated. And while parents have a natural role—to protect and provide­—we can sometimes forget the irreplaceable role parents have in the spiritual and emotional lives of their children. Find out more here www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving6a.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Ruth Javier, Fr Noel Oliver PE, Jack Davies, Alphonsamma Marshal, Kuriakose Joseph Kottayil, Thressimma Joseph, Philip Pierias, Emelie Dimat, Joseph Devasya, Michela Volo, Altenor Santos, Wilfredo Antonio, Sheila Buultjens, Rani Cramer, Giuseppe Cini, Ivy Aldcroft, Mayeth Santos, Efren Ayuste, Sr Jacinta Umali, Cecilia Thi Ngoc Hoa Vo, Shirley Linehan, Cassy D’Souza, Rita Mifsud, Uthup Mathai Pulikuthiyel, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Vilma Pimenta, Frank Davidson, Cyril & Millie Lobo, Aloysius Lobo, Angella Doss, Melin Leo, Sumanth Fredrick Cutina and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Baby Julian Cayme, Kevin McLoughlin and all who are ill in our Parish.


CRUCIFIX

A Tribute to Deacon Charles English
from Fr. Vincent John & the Parishioners
of St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish

The community and friends of St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish are deeply shocked and saddened at the loss of our dear brother and friend Deacon Charles. Losing someone so dear is devastating, and no words can ever really relieve that pain.

Deacon Charles was a strong family man whose leadership qualities were truly remarkable as he always led by example. He was loved by both, the young and the old as he had a charismatic disposition and was very approachable.

Deacon Charles pervaded a sense of profound faith, love and peace that was felt by the people who came to him for help, guidance and counsel when they encountered challenging life situations. Despite his busy life schedule, he always accommodated the needs of his people and endeavoured to address them promptly.

His absolute loyalty and commitment to St Peter's Parish and the local community will always be remembered. He will live forever in the hearts and minds of hundreds of people he has touched over the years in his Ministry, and for his selfless and dedicated service to the community.

While no one and nothing can fill the void created by the loss of our dear Charles, we seek consolation in the thought of all the joy, love and laughter that remains in the world and the difference he has endeavoured to make in the local faith community and beyond. Deacon Charles was always faithful to His Creator and led an exemplary life of faith in action. A model for us all to follow.

Charles was a tower of strength to his dear wife Kathleen and his family. We pray that the Lord grant them courage and healing during these toughest of days. May the Lord hold them in His Compassionate Heart and soothe their aching hearts with solace and peace.

With a deep sense of pain, anguish and hope we surrender Deacon Charles English to his Eternal Abode. May his soul rest in peace and may the angels lead him into paradise where he can rest forever with our Lord Jesus Christ and our Mother Mary May his soul rest in peace


ROSTERS

Counters – 17 Oct 2021

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin

Readers – 16/17 Oct 2021

  6:00pm Adele Vesty
  8:30am Joan Ocampo
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 16/17 Oct 2021

  6:00pm J. Tramontana / S. Dibenedetto / S. Martis
  8:30am M. Nelthropp / G. Sharman / R. Hibbert
10:30am D. Dalton / S. Delos Reyes / L. Ortega
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry – 16/17 Oct 2021

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm Youth Mass

 

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR OCTOBER
Plenary Council Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit of Pentecost. Come, Holy Spirit of the great South Land.

O God, bless and unite all your people in Australia and guide us on the pilgrim way of the Plenary Council. Give us the grace to see your face in one another and to recognise Jesus, our companion on the road. Give us the courage to tell our stories and to speak boldly of your truth. Give us ears to listen humbly to each other and a discerning heart to hear what you are saying. Lead your Church into a hope-filled future that we may live the joy of the Gospel. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, bread for the journey from age to age. Amen

Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us.
St. Mary MacKillop, pray for us.


Entrance Antiphon
Within your will, O Lord, all things are established, and there is none that can resist your will. For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth and all that is held within the circle of heaven; you are the Lord of all.

1st Reading (Gen 2:18-24)
A reading from the book of Genesis.
The Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make him a helpmate.’ So from the soil the Lord God fashioned all the wild beasts and all the birds of heaven. These he brought to the man to see what he would call them; each one was to bear the name the man would give it. The man gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of heaven and all the wild beasts. But no helpmate suitable for man was found for him. So the Lord God made the man fall into a deep sleep. And while he slept, he took one of his ribs and enclosed it in flesh. The Lord built the rib he had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man. The man exclaimed: ‘This at last is bone from my bones, and flesh from my flesh! This is to be called woman, for this was taken from man.’ This is why a man leaves his father and mother and joins himself to his wife, and they become one body.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.

2nd Reading (Heb 2:9-11)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.
We see in Jesus one who was for a short while made lower than the angels and is now crowned with glory and splendour because he submitted to death; by God’s grace he had to experience death for all mankind. As it was his purpose to bring a great many of his sons into glory, it was appropriate that God, for whom everything exists and through whom everything exists, should make perfect, through suffering, the leader who would take them to their salvation. For the one who sanctifies, and the ones who are sanctified, are of the same stock; that is why he openly calls them brothers.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! If we love one another, God will live in us in perfect love. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 10:2-16)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
Some Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, ‘Is it against the law for a man to divorce his wife?’ They were testing him. He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?’ ‘Moses allowed us’ they said ‘to draw up a writ of dismissal and so to divorce.’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘It was because you were so unteachable that he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. This is why a man must leave father and mother, and the two become one body. They are no longer two, therefore, but one body. So then, what God has united, man must not divide.’ Back in the house the disciples questioned him again about this, and he said to them, ‘The man who divorces his wife and marries another is guilty of adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another she is guilty of adultery too.’ People were bringing little children to him, for him to touch them. The disciples turned them away, but when Jesus saw this he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. I tell you solemnly, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ Then he put his arms round them, laid his hands on them and gave them his blessing.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The Lord is good to those who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him.

Next Week’s Readings
Wis 7:7-11;   Heb 4:12-13;   Mk 10:17-30

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 4 Oct - St. Francis of Assisi
Thu, 7 Oct - Our Lady of the Rosary


PARISH NEWS

Daylight Savings   Starts this Sunday 3rd October.
Remember to turn your clocks forward at 2:00am. 


WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.

10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) on Zoom.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.

7:00pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults

Mondays

7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.

Meeting ID: 982 9710 6111 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372

Tuesdays

7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary

Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399  Passcode: rosary

Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.

7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena followed by Rosary on Zoom

Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684

Passcode: Rosary

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm

RIP     RIP DEACON CHARLES ENGLISH

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the death of our dear brother Dcn. Charles English on Wednesday morning, 29 September. His absolute loyalty and commitment to our parish will always be remembered. He will be missed by not only myself as the Parish Priest, but all our parishioners, members of his diaconate and his Ministry and all those whose lives he touched in his many years of service to the community. His love for Kathleen and his family and her unfailing love and support for him was beautiful to see. Let us keep Kathleen and their family in our prayers and may they be consoled in the knowledge that Dcn. Charles was much loved and respected by all who knew him. Funeral will be held on Monday 11 October, Rosary at 11:00am followed by Requiem Mass at 11:30am. As limited numbers are allowed to attend during the current restrictions, attendance is by invitation only. Livestreaming details of the funeral will be advised in next weekend’s bulletin and on our Parish Facebook and website. The Parish will offer a Rosary on Saturday 9 October at 7:30pm on Zoom. Parishioners are invited to join in the Rosary to pray for Dcn. Charles.
Meeting ID: 857 6635 2685 Passcode: rosary

Floral tributes can be dropped off at the parish office only on Friday 8 October from 9.30 am to 3:00pm.

Condolences to the family can be sent directly to ryangerard@optusnet.com.au, if you have emailed your condolences to the parish office they have been forwarded to the family.

Dcn. Charles served with the Knights of the Southern Cross and St. Vincent De Paul Conference for over 30 years. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conferences – Councils Gift Fund at Commonwealth Bank BSB: 063 003 Account No: 1008 1787 Details Description: Hoppers Crossing 145

May Deacon Charles English’s soul rest in peace and may the angels lead him into paradise where he can rest forever with our Lord Jesus Christ and our Mother Mary.

FR VINCENT JOHN

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING
The next Baptism Formation Meeting will be held this Monday, 4th October at 7:00pm on ZOOM. Depending on restrictions, the November meeting will be held either in Church or on ZOOM on Monday, 1st Nov. Zoom Details:
https://zoom.us/j/99467621751?pwd=MEdDTU9keWlTNXErSXFPSEZyamQ5Zz09
Meeting ID: 994 6762 1751, Passcode: Baptism

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is closed due to the current Melbourne lockdown. All Parish facilities are unavailable during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 3 October 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/RNdIhGAhY78

PARISH MEETINGS – ZOOM INVITATIONS

ST PETER’S YOUNG ADULTS SPYA (ages 18-29) – ZOOM Every Sunday at 6:15pm. Games, prayer and some awesome chats. For ZOOM details call the parish office on 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults.

BIBLE STUDY
Every Monday 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom. Meeting link
https://zoom.us/j/98297106111?pwd=UktLbjNHWDIzYlF0b0VrNmhHK1BsQT09
Meeting ID: 982 9710 6111   Passcode: bible
Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.

ROSARY EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399   Passcode: rosary.

NOVENA TO PERPETUAL SUCCOUR followed by rosary every Wednesday at 7:00pm. Zoom meeting link:
https://zoom.us/j/92543859684?pwd=c2gwSVVSUXVXUm5MWXMyMU5IcktnZz09
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684   Passcode: Rosary.

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Every Saturday 2:30pm to 4:00pm –Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288    Passcode: KNK.

PLENARY COUNCIL – 1ST ASSEMBLY 3-10 OCTOBER
Over three years ago the decision was announced to hold a Plenary Council and the People of God began preparing for this historic moment by listening to God and by listening to one another’s stories of faith. After this time of listening and journeying the Catholic Church of Australia will gather for the first assembly of the Plenary Council from 3-10th October 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the First Assembly will be held via ‘one device-one person’ mode. There will be 17 members participating in this gathering who have been called from the Archdiocese of Melbourne. The Plenary Council website will provide daily livestreams of parts of the opening Plenary sessions and Masses (including the Opening Mass on Sunday 3rd October).
https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/assembly-1/. Plenary Council Masses and daily morning prayer booklets for full participation are available at
https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/prayer/

LIFE, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER - BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS & THEIR UNBORN BABIES
Father will be giving a special blessing to all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of the 9:00am Mass on Sunday 10th October.

LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your BibleScience and the Bible: Are they opposed?
Getting Started: In this video, Bishop Robert Barron firmly debunks the common claim that science and religion are diametrically opposed at www.bit.ly/BibleGettingStarted5a. Visit www.reasonfaithscience.com for further resources.

Going Deeper: This video skilfully explores a Catholic understanding of the Book of Genesis’ account of creation through a tapestry of voices www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper5.

Podcasts for Christian living: How to keep our kids Catholic.  In this episode of The Word on Fire show, Bishop Robert Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss what helps children retain their faith into young adulthood. Listen at www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving5.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Thressimma Joseph, Philip Pierias, Emelie Dimat, Joseph Devasya, Michela Volo, Altenor Santos, Wilfredo Antonio, Sheila Buultjens, Rani Cramer, Giuseppe Cini, Ivy Aldcroft, Mayeth Santos, Efren Ayuste, Sr Jacinta Umali, Cecilia Thi Ngoc Hoa Vo, Shirley Linehan, Cassy D’Souza, Rita Mifsud, Uthup Mathai Pulikuthiyel, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Fr. Donald Lourensz, Jose Austria, Leonor Lopez, Alden Francis, Lawrence Meehan, Ferdinando Scrofani and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Baby Julian Cayme, Kevin McLoughlin and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 10 Oct 2021

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 9/10 Oct 2021

  6:00pm Yvette Mohan
  8:30am Dominic Hankins
10:30am Sibrina Harry
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 9/10 Oct 2021

  6:00pm G. Surrao / S. Fernando / G. Linning
  8:30am A. Koek / N&N Gooneratne
10:30am S. Colla / F. Caruana / B. Keane
  5:00pm E. Angeles / G. Siccita / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 9/10 Oct 2021

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ

 

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR SEPTEMBER
PRAYER FOR WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS & REFUGEES

Holy, beloved Father, your Son Jesus taught us that there is great rejoicing in heaven whenever someone lost is found, whenever someone excluded, rejected or discarded is gathered into our “we”, which thus becomes ever wider. We ask you to grant the followers of Jesus, and all people of good will, the grace to do your will on earth. Bless each act of welcome and outreach that draws those in exile into the “we” of community and of the Church, so that our earth may truly become what you yourself created it to be: the common home of all our brothers and sisters. Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done with true judgment, for we have sinned against you and not obeyed your commandments. But give glory to your name and deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy.

1st Reading (Num 11:25-29)
A reading from the book of Numbers.
The Lord came down in the Cloud. He spoke with Moses, but took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the spirit came on them they prophesied, but not again. Two men had stayed back in the camp; one was called Eldad and the other Medad. The spirit came down on them; though they had not gone to the Tent, their names were enrolled among the rest. These began to prophesy in the camp. The young man ran to tell this to Moses, ‘Look,’ he said ‘Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.’ Then said Joshua the son of Nun, who had served Moses from his youth, ‘My Lord Moses, stop them!’ Moses answered him, ‘Are you jealous on my account? If only the whole people of the Lord were prophets, and the Lord gave his Spirit to them all!’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.

2nd Reading (James 5:1-6)
A reading from the letter of St. James.
An answer for the rich. Start crying, weep for the miseries that are coming to you. Your wealth is all rotting, your clothes are all eaten up by moths. All your gold and your silver are corroding away, and the same corrosion will be your own sentence, and eat into your body. It was a burning fire that you stored up as your treasure for the last days. Labourers mowed your fields, and you cheated them – listen to the wages that you kept back, calling out; realise that the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. On earth you have had a life of comfort and luxury; in the time of slaughter you went on eating to your heart’s content. It was you who condemned the innocent and killed them; they offered you no resistance.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! Your word, O Lord, is truth: make us holy in the truth. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
John said to Jesus, ‘Master, we saw a man who is not one of us casting out devils in your name; and because he was not one of us we tried to stop him.’ But Jesus said, ‘You must not stop him: no one who works a miracle in my name is likely to speak evil of me. Anyone who is not against us is for us. ‘If anyone gives you a cup of water to drink just because you belong to Christ, then I tell you solemnly, he will most certainly not lose his reward. ‘But anyone who is an obstacle to bring down one of these little ones who have faith, would be better thrown into the sea with a great millstone round his neck. And if your hand should cause you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life crippled, than to have two hands and go to hell, into the fire that cannot be put out. And if your foot should cause you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life lame, than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye should cause you to sin, tear it out; it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell where their worm does not die nor their fire go out.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Remember your word to your servant, O Lord, by which you have given me hope. This is my comfort when I am brought low.

Next Week’s Readings
Gen 2:18-24;   Heb 2:9-11;   Mk 10:2-16

Feasts of the Week

Mon, 27 Sep - St. Vincent de Paul             
Wed, 29 Sep - Sts. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, archangels
Thu, 30 Sep - St. Jerome
Fri, 1 Oct - St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Sat, 2 Oct - The Holy Guardian Angels


PARISH NEWS

WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.

10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) on Zoom.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.

7:00pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults

Mondays

7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.

Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372

Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399  Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.

7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena followed by Rosary on Zoom

Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684

Passcode: Rosary

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK

1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month

Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm

 

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is closed due to the current Melbourne lockdown. All Parish facilities are unavailable during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au or Parish Facebook https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 26 September 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/XSngFctDNrY

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year have been distributed to the parishioners. Thank you for your continued financial support to the parish. Given the current lockdown situation and our inability to come to church, we encourage you to continue supporting the parish through online payment or direct debit. For more information, please contact the parish office.

PARISH MEETINGS – ZOOM INVITATIONS

ST PETER’S YOUNG ADULTS SPYA (ages 18-29) – ZOOM Every Sunday at 6:15pm. Games, prayer and some awesome chats. For ZOOM details call the parish office on 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults.

BIBLE STUDY
Every Monday 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom. Meeting link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91984220776?pwd=bE00Ri9yT0hMSWkzM3h2V0gxQmVMUT09
Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.

ROSARY EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399
Passcode: rosary.

NOVENA TO PERPETUAL SUCCOUR followed by rosary every Wednesday at 7:00pm. Zoom meeting link:
https://zoom.us/j/92543859684?pwd=c2gwSVVSUXVXUm5MWXMyMU5IcktnZz09
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684 Passcode: Rosary.

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Every Saturday 2:30pm to 4:00pm –Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288 Passcode: KNK.

LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your Bible: Praying with Scripture
Getting Started: In this short video, Fr James Martin SJ introduces us Lectio Divina–a way of praying with the Bible that helps us listen to God. Watch at www.bit.ly/BibleGettingStarted4.
Going Deeper: Pray as You Go is an online prayer tool that provides a guided contemplation of each day’s Gospel passage. Set aside 10-15 minutes, find a comfy space and visit www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper4.
Podcasts for Christian livingParents of the Saints–How Did They Do It?
In this podcast, Jason Evert speaks with Patrick O’Hearn about his new book ‘Parents of the Saints: The Hidden Heroes Behind Our Favourite Saints’, offering key insights into the families of popular saints. Listen at www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving4.

WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS & REFUGEES – SUNDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
This Sunday 26th September, the Catholic Church across the world marks the 10th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Pope Francis’ Message is that we ought to work ‘Towards an ever wider “WE”’. He writes: ‘We are all in the same boat and called to work together so that there will be no more walls that separate us, no longer others, but only a single “we”, encompassing all of humanity.’ Let us be encouraged by Pope Francis’ message and show neighbourhood closeness to Migrants and Refugees in their vulnerabilities. Simple practical kindnesses can generate the “we” of our concern for them. May they not feel simply the “I” of facing their difficulties alone. As Pope Francis prays in his Message: “Bless each act of welcome and outreach that draws those in exile into the ‘we’ of community and of the Church, so that our earth may truly become what you yourself created it to be: the common home of all our brothers and sisters. Amen.” 

ARE YOU CALLED TO BE a Spiritual Director, a Pastoral Supervisor or a Compassionate Listener to others?
You are invited to a Taster Session (via Zoom), on Saturday 2 October 2021, 9.30am - 11am to explore whether one of these ministries may be for you.  Come and experience in a facilitated group a) the Siloam Program for the Formation of Spiritual Directors, b) the Emmaus Supervision Program, c) Let the Heart Listen. Each of these courses is available in 2022 in-person (Covid-permitting) or via Zoom. To register for the free Taster event , please click the link on our home page at www.heartoflife.melbourne, or contact Heart of Life, Melbourne at secretary@heartoflife.melbourne or tel (03)9890 1101.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation. Free Zoom Information Session on Saturday 12 October from 7.00pm – 7.30pm. Presenters: Rev. Assoc. Prof. John Dupuche and Dr Chris Morris.  Enquiries to Jenny Delahunt on 9412 3333, jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au, or ctc.edu.au/open-days/

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Emelie Dimat, Joseph Devasya, Michela Volo, Altenor Santos, Wilfredo Antonio, Sheila Buultjens, Rani Cramer, Giuseppe Cini, Ivy Aldcroft, Mayeth Santos, Efren Ayuste, Sr Jacinta Umali, Cecilia Thi Ngoc Hoa Vo, Shirley Linehan, Cassy D’Souza, Rita Mifsud, Uthup Mathai Pulikuthiyel, Bijan Banerjee, Emmanuel Troise, Philip Gomes, Hector Serpes, Enri Sait, Antonino Fonti, Felicia Kalithotage, Gil Cruz, Teodoro Santos, Divina Ellis, Christina Godinet, Ricky Santos, Jacinto Bautista, Tony Perry, Joseph Vu, Michael Fogarty, Helen Nones, Erlinda Caparas, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Allie Billings, Djoana Josue, Celine D’Souza, Lodenia De Torres, Colonel S.A. Maria Dass and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Baby Julian Cayme, Kevin McLoughlin and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 3 Oct 2021

Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 2/3 Oct 2021

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Lute Eleipa
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 2/3 Oct 2021

  6:00pm H. Durski / P. Albuquerque / J. Poppen
  8:30am C. D’Souza / K. Fernandes / S. Vaz
10:30am V. Firman / E. Mills / J. Quinless
  5:00pm E. Angeles / A. Koek / G. Aldcroft

Music Ministry – 2/3 Oct 2021

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm FilOz

 

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR SEPTEMBER
Prayer for Healing

Dear Lord, I ask you to help those suffering with ill health. Transform suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy and pain into comfort for others. May your suffering servants trust in your goodness, and hope in your faithfulness, even in the middle of their suffering. Let them be filled with patience and joy in your presence as they wait for your healing touch. Please restore your servants to health dear Lord. Remove all fear and doubt from their heart by the power of your Spirit, and may you, Lord, be glorified through their lives. May the healing of body, mind and heart be one and our love for you gather us all as one. All this I pray in your name Jesus Christ.   Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.

1st Reading (Wis 2:12, 17-20)
A reading from the book of Wisdom.
The godless say to themselves: ‘Let us lie in wait for the virtuous man, since he annoys us and opposes our way of life, reproaches us for our breaches of the law and accuses us of playing false to our upbringing. ‘Let us see if what he says is true, let us observe what kind of end he himself will have. If the virtuous man is God’s son, God will take his part and rescue him from the clutches of his enemies. Let us test him with cruelty and with torture, and thus explore this gentleness of his and put his endurance to the proof. Let us condemn him to a shameful death since he will be looked after – we have his word for it.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The Lord upholds my life.

2nd Reading (James 3:16-4:3)
A reading from the letter of St. James.
Wherever you find jealousy and ambition, you find disharmony, and wicked things of every kind being done; whereas the wisdom that comes down from above is essentially something pure; it also makes for peace, and is kindly and considerate; it is full of compassion and shows itself by doing good; nor is there any trace of partiality or hypocrisy in it. Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit in holiness. Where do these wars and battles between yourselves first start? Isn’t it precisely in the desires fighting inside your own selves? You want something and you haven’t got it; so you are prepared to kill. You have an ambition that you cannot satisfy; so you fight to get your way by force. Why you don’t have what you want is because you don’t pray for it; when you do pray and don’t get it, it is because you have not prayed properly, you have prayed for something to indulge your own desires.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! God has called us with the gospel to share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 9:30-37)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
After leaving the mountain Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; and he did not want anyone to know, because he was instructing his disciples; he was telling them, ‘The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men; they will put him to death; and three days after he has been put to death he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he said and were afraid to ask him. They came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the road?’ They said nothing because they had been arguing which of them was the greatest. So he sat down, called the Twelve to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.’ He then took a little child, set him in front of them, put his arms round him, and said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
You have laid down your precepts to be carefully kept; may my ways be firm in keeping your statutes.

Next Week’s Readings
Num 11:25-29;   James 5:1-6;   Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 20 Sep - St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon
Tue, 21 Sep - St. Matthew
Thu, 23 Sep - St. Pius of Pietrelcina  


PARISH NEWS

WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.

10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) on Zoom.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.

7:00pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults

Mondays

7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.

Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372

Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399  Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.

7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena followed by Rosary on Zoom

Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684

Passcode: Rosary

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm


UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is now closed due to an extended Melbourne lockdown until 23rd September. All Parish facilities are unavailable during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the
Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au or
Parish Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our
Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on
YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q

Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 19 September 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/rOuI0qXzNIU

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year have been distributed to the parishioners. Thank you for your continued financial support to the parish. Given the current lockdown situation and our inability to come to church, we encourage you to continue supporting the parish through online payment or direct debit. For more information, please contact the parish office.

PARISH MEETINGS – ZOOM INVITATIONS

ST PETER’S YOUNG ADULTS SPYA (ages 18-29) – ZOOM Every Sunday at 6:15pm. Games, prayer and some awesome chats. For ZOOM details call the parish office on 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults.

BIBLE STUDY
Monday 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom. Meeting link
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91984220776?pwd=bE00Ri9yT0hMSWkzM3h2V0gxQmVMUT09
Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.

ROSARY EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399
Passcode: rosary

NOVENA TO PERPETUAL SUCCOUR followed by rosary every Wednesday at 7:00pm. Zoom meeting link:
https://zoom.us/j/92543859684?pwd=c2gwSVVSUXVXUm5MWXMyMU5IcktnZz09
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684 Passcode: Rosary

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Every Saturday 2:30pm to 4:00pm – Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288 Passcode: KNK

LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your BibleOpening up the Old Testament
Getting Started: This video by Bible Snap brings you the Old Testament in 8 minutes, with a comprehensive overview of where the books and people fit in the timeline of history. Watch at www.bit.ly/BibleGettingStarted3.

Going Deeper: Exodus is one of the key books of the Old Testament. Hear about the pivotal events in Exodus from a range of other Christian Biblical scholars and theological experts in this 10-minute video. View here www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper3.

Resources for Christian livingMaking the most of lockdown
In this blog post, local Melbourne mum of six, Kate Moriarty, shares some fun and creative ideas to help families make the most of their time together in lockdown. Find out more at www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving3.

SOCIAL SERVICES SUNDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2021
This Sunday we mark Social Services Sunday within the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. We give thanks and pray for all who stand with and provide support to the marginalised and vulnerable within our communities. We also give thanks for all in our parishes, who are so often at the forefront of providing practical support and care to those in need within their local communities, and beyond. We remember the 2021/22 Social Justice Statement – Cry of the Earth Cry of the Poor – released by the Australian Catholic bishops, which reminds us of the social mission of the Church and which urges us to reflect on ‘the bigger picture’ and to act together on social, economic and ecological issues.

CCR MELBOURNE – LADIES DAY
You are invited to join CCR Melbourne on Thursday, September 23, from 10:00am until 12:00/12:30pm for a time of worship, sound teaching and some fun and fellowship. They will also have the lucky door prizes!! Log in at
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/71760305001?pwd=MHFTUDdRSGNIc3N5VUpFdU5zZm9OUT09     Or
Zoom ID: 71760305001. Password: 101holden.

ARE YOU CALLED TO BE a Spiritual Director, a Pastoral Supervisor or a Compassionate Listener to others?
You are invited to a Taster Session (via Zoom), on Saturday 2 October 2021, 9.30am - 11am to explore whether one of these ministries may be for you.  Come and experience in a facilitated group a) the Siloam Program for the Formation of Spiritual Directors, b) the Emmaus Supervision Program, c) Let the Heart Listen. Each of these courses is available in 2022 in-person (Covid-permitting) or via Zoom. To register for the free Taster event , please click the link on our home page at www.heartoflife.melbourne, or contact Heart of Life, Melbourne at secretary@heartoflife.melbourne or tel (03)9890 1101.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation. Free Zoom Information Session on Saturday 12 October from 7.00pm – 7.30pm. Presenters: Rev. Assoc. Prof. John Dupuche and Dr Chris Morris.  Enquiries to Jenny Delahunt on 9412 3333, jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au, or ctc.edu.au/open-days/

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Giuseppe Cini, Ivy Aldcroft, Mayeth Santos, Efren Ayuste, Sr Jacinta Umali, Cecilia Thi Ngoc Hoa Vo, Shirley Linehan, Cassy D’Souza, Rita Mifsud, Uthup Mathai Pulikuthiyel, Bijan Banerjee, Emmanuel Troise, Philip Gomes, Hector Serpes, Enri Sait, Antonino Fonti, Felicia Kalithotage, Gil Cruz, Teodoro Santos, Divina Ellis, Christina Godinet, Ricky Santos, Jacinto Bautista, Tony Perry, Joseph Vu, Michael Fogarty, Helen Nones, Erlinda Caparas, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Enid Isaac, Thelma French, Rosy D’Souza, Martina Serrao, Tony Carvalho, Arokianathan Alphons, Stanley Culas, Rev. Fr. Austin Beocchi, Tyrone van Dort, Annie de Hoedt, Claude and Carmen La Brooy, Brenda Arnolda, Ronald and Ruth Ephraums, Aubrey de Hoedt, Bruce Suares and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Baby Julian Cayme, Kevin McLoughlin and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 26 Sep 2021

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza

Readers – 25/26 Sep 2021

  6:00pm Angella Francis
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Catherine Graham

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 25/26 Sep 2021

  6:00pm F. Thomas / N. Golaw / S. Joseph
  8:30am KSC Minister / R. Albuquerque / R. Johnson
10:30am B. Fernandes / F. Aishweriya / D. Dalton
  5:00pm S&I Simangan / E. Angeles

Music Ministry – 25/26 Sep 2021

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

 


DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR SEPTEMBER
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Immaculate Conception, Mary, my Mother. Live in me. Act in me. Speak in and through me. Think your thoughts in my mind. Love through my heart. Give me your dispositions and feelings. Teach, lead and guide me to Jesus. Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior. Possess my soul. Take over my entire personality and life. Replace it with yourself. Incline me to constant adoration and thanksgiving. Pray in me and through me. Let me live in you and keep me in this union always. Stay with me always my Mother, my Queen.


Entrance Antiphon
Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you, that your prophets be found true. Hear the prayers of your servant, and of your people Israel.

1st Reading (Is 50:5-9)
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
The Lord has opened my ear. For my part, I made no resistance, neither did I turn away. I offered my back to those who struck me, my cheeks to those who tore at my beard; I did not cover my face against insult and spittle. The Lord comes to my help, so that I am untouched by the insults. So, too, I set my face like flint; I know I shall not be shamed. My vindicator is here at hand. Does anyone start proceedings against me? Then let us go to court together. Who thinks he has a case against me? Let him approach me. The Lord is coming to my help, who will dare to condemn me?
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
I will walk in the presence of the Lord, in the land of the living.

2nd Reading (James 2:14-18)
A reading from the letter of St. James.
Take the case, my brothers, of someone who has never done a single good act but claims that he has faith. Will that faith save him? If one of the brothers or one of the sisters is in need of clothes and has not enough food to live on, and one of you says to them, ‘I wish you well; keep yourself warm and eat plenty’, without giving them these bare necessities of life, then what good is that? Faith is like that: if good works do not go with it, it is quite dead. This is the way to talk to people of that kind: ‘You say you have faith and I have good deeds; I will prove to you that I have faith by showing you my good deeds – now you prove to me that you have faith without any good deeds to show.’
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! My only glory is the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, which crucifies the world to me and me to the world. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 8:27-35)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
Jesus and his disciples left for the villages round Caesarea Philippi. On the way he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say I am?’ And they told him. ‘John the Baptist,’ they said ‘others Elijah; others again, one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he asked ‘who do you say I am?’ Peter spoke up and said to him, ‘You are the Christ.’ And he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone about him. And he began to teach them that the Son of Man was destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be put to death, and after three days to rise again; and he said all this quite openly. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate with him. But, turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said to him, ‘Get behind me, Satan! Because the way you think is not God’s way but man’s. ’He called the people and his disciples to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
How precious is your mercy, O God! The children of men seek shelter in the shadow of your wings.

Next Week’s Readings
Wis 2:12, 17-20;   James 3:16-4:3;   Mk 9:30-37

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 13 Sep - St. John Chrysostom
Tue, 14 Sep - The Exaltation of the Cross
Wed, 15 Sep - Our Lady of Sorrows
Thu, 16 Sep - Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian


PARISH NEWS      

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is now closed due to an extended Melbourne lockdown until 23rd September. All Parish facilities are unavailable during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au or Parish Facebook https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 12 September 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/XxIUIgk4X6Q

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year have been distributed to the parishioners. Thank you for your continued financial support to the parish. Given the current lockdown situation and our inability to come to church, we encourage you to continue supporting the parish through online payment or direct debit. For more information, please contact the parish office.

WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.

10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) on Zoom.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.

7:00pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults

Mondays

7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.

Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372

Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670  Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.

7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena followed by Rosary on Zoom

Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684

Passcode: Rosary

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK

1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month

Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm


SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY 2021 – 12 September 2021
This weekend, the Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday, on which we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters. St Peter Apostle Mission Parish and the Diocese of Melbourne are committed to the care, wellbeing and protection of children, young people and people at risk in our community. May our message be that child protection and the dignity of every person is the responsibility of every adult. You can find out more about the Church’s work in this area at https://www.catholic.org.au/safeguarding-sunday or contact the Parish Child Safety Officer, Catherine Graham via the Parish office. Parents and carers may also find the Protecting God’s Children Parent Resource: A Catholic Parent’s Guide to Keeping Their Kids Safe helpful to teach their children between 5 and 12 a range of important personal safety skills
https://melbournecatholic.org/uploads/documents/Protecting-Gods-Children-Resource.pdf

PRAYER FOR SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN SUNDAY
Gracious God provide us with a listening heart that we see and hear the voice of each of our children. We ask you God to strengthen and guide all in our Catholic communities. Grant us the ability and time to listen carefully when children come to us seeking help. May our institutions and families respect, listen and do what is required to help all children feel safe. Let your grace and love fall gently upon our children giving them the inner strength, peace, and resilience to seek out assistance when required. We ask you God to provide each of us with the wisdom to involve children in making institutions and communities safer. Amen

PARENTS AND CARERS, we would appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete a survey to tell us how we are going with child safety in our parish. The survey has been prepared by the Professional Standards Unit in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and will help us to improve our safeguarding policies and practices to keep our children and young people safe. Please complete the survey by Friday 17 September 2021. Click the link below to start the survey. Safeguarding Children & Young People Survey for Parents and Carers (surveymonkey.com)

PARISH MEETINGS – ZOOM INVITATIONS

ST PETER’S YOUNG ADULTS SPYA (ages 18-29) – ZOOM Every Sunday at 6:15pm. Games, prayer and some awesome chats. For ZOOM details call the parish office on 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults.

BIBLE STUDY
7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom. Meeting link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91984220776?pwd=bE00Ri9yT0hMSWkzM3h2V0gxQmVMUT09
Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.

ROSARY EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670
Passcode: rosary

NOVENA TO PERPETUAL SUCCOUR followed by rosary every Wednesday at 7 pm. Zoom meeting link:
https://zoom.us/j/92543859684?pwd=c2gwSVVSUXVXUm5MWXMyMU5IcktnZz09
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684 Passcode: Rosary

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY every Saturday 2:30pm to 4:00pm –Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288 Passcode: KNK

LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your BibleExploring the Gospels
As Christians, we have four accounts of the life of Jesus, called Gospels.

Getting started:  Watch video by a Franciscan priest looks at how it’s possible to understand different Gospel accounts and stories about Jesus. www.bit.ly/BibleGettingStarted2

Going deeper: This year, we are reading Mark’s Gospel at Mass. This video provides an introduction into the crafting and structure of the Gospel and the portrait of Jesus presented. View at www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper2

Podcasts for Christian livingUnity in marriage (part 1)
In this podcast, Catholic counsellors, Dr Bob Schuchts and Jake Khym discuss how marriage is a union of two broken people, and yet when the love of God is invited in, unity is made possible. Listen at www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving2

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation. Free Zoom Information Session.
Date & Time: Saturday 12 October from 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Presenters: Rev. Assoc. Prof. John Dupuche and Dr Chris Morris Enquiries: Jenny Delahunt  T: 9412 3333
E: jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au W: ctc.edu.au/open-days/

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Shirley Linehan, Cassy D’Souza, Rita Mifsud, Uthup Mathai Pulikuthiyel, Bijan Banerjee, Emmanuel Troise, Philip Gomes, Hector Serpes, Enri Sait, Antonino Fonti, Felicia Kalithotage, Gil Cruz, Teodoro Santos, Divina Ellis, Christina Godinet, Ricky Santos, Jacinto Bautista, Tony Perry, Joseph Vu, Michael Fogarty, Helen Nones, Erlinda Caparas, Aji Kurian, Luca Lauretta, Bob Cathie, Pratibha Divakar, Kurt Rodrigues, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Naomi Villareal, Harry Smith, Agatha Azzopardi, Sebastian Rozario, A P Nayagam, Sarah Antony, Grazia Manganelli, Tolentino Pedayo, Renato Bernardo, Maureen Morgan, Irene & David Matheson, Georgina Hurtis, Norma Lord, Michele Scrofani, Paul Hallinan and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal,  Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Giuseppe Cini, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 19 Sep 2021

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 18/19 Sep 2021

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am Mary Yeruva
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 18/19 Sep 2021

  6:00pm J. Tramontana / S.  DiBenedetto / G. Aldcroft
  8:30am M. Nelthropp / G. Sharman / A. Vesty
10:30am A. Koek / S. Delos Reyes / L. Ortega
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry – 18/19 Sep 2021

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm Youth Mass


 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR SEPTEMBER
For All Fathers 

God our Father, we give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old.

We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation; May they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.

We pray for our own fathers around the world whose children are lost or suffering; May they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.

We pray for men who are not fathers, but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice.

We remember fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers who are no longer with us, but who live forever in our memories and nourish us with their love.


Entrance Antiphon
You are just, O Lord, and your judgment is right; treat your servant in accord with your merciful love.

1st Reading (Is 35:4-7)
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
Say to all faint hearts, ‘Courage! Do not be afraid. Look, your God is coming, vengeance is coming, the retribution of God; he is coming to save you.’ Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unsealed, then the lame shall leap like a deer and the tongues of the dumb sing for joy; for water gushes in the desert, streams in the wasteland, the scorched earth becomes a lake, the parched land springs of water.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Praise the Lord, my soul!

2nd Reading (James 2:1-5)
A reading from the letter of St. James.
My brothers, do not try to combine faith in Jesus Christ, our glorified Lord, with the making of distinctions between classes of people. Now suppose a man comes into your synagogue, beautifully dressed and with a gold ring on, and at the same time a poor man comes in, in shabby clothes, and you take notice of the well-dressed man, and say, ‘Come this way to the best seats’; then you tell the poor man, ‘Stand over there’ or ‘You can sit on the floor by my foot-rest.’ Can’t you see that you have used two different standards in your mind, and turned yourselves into judges, and corrupt judges at that? Listen, my dear brothers: it was those who are poor according to the world that God chose, to be rich in faith and to be the heirs to the kingdom which he promised to those who love him.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! Jesus preached the Good News of the kingdom and healed all who were sick. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 7:31-37)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark
Returning from the district of Tyre, Jesus went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, right through the Decapolis region. And they brought him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they asked him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, put his fingers into the man’s ears and touched his tongue with spittle. Then looking up to heaven he sighed; and he said to him, ‘Ephphatha’, that is, ‘Be opened.’ And his ears were opened, and the ligament of his tongue was loosened and he spoke clearly. And Jesus ordered them to tell no one about it, but the more he insisted, the more widely they published it. Their admiration was unbounded. ‘He has done all things well,’ they said ‘he makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God; my soul is thirsting for God, the living God.

Next Week’s Readings
Is 50:5-9;   James 2:14-18;   Mk 8:27-35

Feasts of the Week
Wed, 8 Sep - The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary


PARISH NEWS

Father’s Day Blessing

Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the gift of fathers
who have been an inspiration
through their love and dedication.
Just as you sent your Son
to show the world your love for us as a father,
we pray that you will send your Spirit upon all fathers
that they may be strengthened
as they strive to guide and support their families.
Amen

 

WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.

10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) on Zoom.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.

7:00pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 9749 4300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults

Mondays 7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.
Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776
Passcode: bible
Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372
Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670
Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) starting 8 September on Zoom.

7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena starting 8 September on Zoom
Meeting ID: 815 7766 5412
Passcode: novena

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288
Passcode: KNK1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 994 6762 1751
Passcode: Baptism.


UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is now closed due to an extended Melbourne lockdown until 23rd September. All Parish facilities are unavailable during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the
Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au or
Parish Facebook https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q

Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 5 September 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/Y57Q--v5Ebs

FATHER’S DAY APPEAL
The Father’s Day Appeal helps raise funds to enable the Foundation to care for our priests who are in retirement by way of providing them with accommodation, medical care and support. Due to the continuing COVID-19 restrictions and Masses not being able to be said at Parishes, donations to the Father’s Day appeal can be made through the Priests Retirement Foundation website via debit, credit card or Paypal where the donor’s details are loaded and receipts can be issued. The website is www.cam.org.au/foundation.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING
The next Baptism Formation Meeting will be held this Monday, 6th September at 7:00pm on ZOOM. Depending on restrictions, the October meeting will be held either in Church or on ZOOM. Zoom Details below:
https://zoom.us/j/99467621751?pwd=MEdDTU9keWlTNXErSXFPSEZyamQ5Zz09
Meeting ID: 994 6762 1751, Passcode: Baptism

NOVENA TO PERPETUAL SUCCOUR will recommence over the Zoom platform from Wednesday 8 September at 7 pm. Zoom meeting link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81577665412?pwd=d2lKSVdDejVDT3RDci9JQlVTOTdWQT09
Meeting ID: 815 7766 5412   Passcode: novena

SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY 2021 – 12 September 21
Next weekend, the Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday, on which we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters. St Peter Apostle Mission Parish and the Diocese of Melbourne are committed to the care, wellbeing and protection of children, young people and people at risk in our community. May our message be that child protection and the dignity of every person is the responsibility of every adult. You can find out more about the Church’s work in this area at https://www.catholic.org.au/safeguarding-sunday or contact the Parish Child Safety Officer, Catherine Graham via the Parish office. Parents and carers may also find the Protecting God’s Children Parent Resource: A Catholic Parent’s Guide to Keeping Their Kids Safe helpful to teach their children between 5 and 12 a range of important personal safety skills
https://melbournecatholic.org/uploads/documents/Protecting-Gods-Children-Resource.pdf

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year have been distributed to the parishioners. Thank you for your continued financial support to the parish. Given the current lockdown situation and our inability to come to church, we encourage you to continue supporting the parish through online payment or direct debit. For more information, please contact the parish office.

PARISH ONLINE ALPHA - REGISTRATIONS OPEN
We are excited to announce that an online Alpha Program is commencing in our combined parishes of St Peters and St James starting Monday September 27, 2021. Alpha is a great program with a series of interactive sessions that create a safe and honest space (online or in person) where people can explore life, faith and meaning. For enquiries, please email us at hopperscrossingalpha@gmail.com or call Anita on 0411772320. There are limited places available so please register early. To register, please fill in the form at https://bit.ly/3mvElli

LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A weekly resource for parishioners
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BIBLE
Getting Started: In this short video Fr. Mike Schmitz shares several reasons we should pick up our Bible again. See it with fresh eyes and allow it to transform our lives. Watch www.bit.ly/BibleGetting Started1.
Going Deeper: In this video Bishop Robert Barron looks at different approaches to understand Scripture and how we can use it to hear God speaking to us today. Watch www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper1.

PASTORAL LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP PETER COMENSOLI  to the clergy and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Melbourne on the application of Traditionis Custodes in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.  A copy of this letter is being forwarded with the bulletin and is also available on our Website and  Facebook page.

HUMANITARIAN CRISES UNFOLDING IN AFGHANISTAN AND LEBANON
As the situations in Afghanistan and Lebanon deteriorate, you can help to support families caught up in the crises. Please donate to Caritas Australia so that we are able to respond to crises like these and others across the world. To provide much needed support, visit caritas.org.au/lebanon or www.caritas.org.au/afghanistan or call 1800024413 tollfree

NAMES FOR THE SICK LIST
As our Sick List is getting too large, please note that names are deleted at the end of each month. We will start afresh the following month, naming those friends, family or loved ones for whom we wish to pray. Names are to be emailed to the parish office. Thank you for your understanding.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Enri Sait, Antonino Fonti, Felicia Kalithotage, Gil Cruz, Teodoro Santos, Divina Ellis, Christina Godinet, Ricky Santos, Jacinto Bautista, Tony Perry, Joseph Vu, Michael Fogarty, Helen Nones, Erlinda Caparas, Aji Kurian, Luca Lauretta, Bob Cathie, Pratibha Divakar, Kurt Rodrigues, Anna Riley, George Perry, Theresa Nam, Minerva Guinto, Joe Medalle, Eddie Gauci, Giovanni Martello, Fr. Raphael Klein, Tony Hankins, Mavis Roze, Henry Lewis, Ella MacKinnon, Chinnamma Kora, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Raymond Linning, Mary Davidson, Norma Lord, Annakutty Joseph, John Tanti, Edith Platel, Naomi Villareal and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal, Shirley Linehan, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Giuseppe Cini, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 12 Sep 2021

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 11/12 Sep 2021

  6:00pm Lynn Aranha
  8:30am Ignes D’Lima
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Savita D’Souza

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 11/12 Sep 2021

  6:00pm D&J Roga / G. Linning
  8:30am N&N Gooneratne / K. Fernandez
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / J. Quinless
  5:00pm C. Skinner / E. Angeles / G. Siccita

Music Ministry – 11/12 Sep 2021

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ

 

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR AUGUST
CORONAVIRUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which made us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace. Be with doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Be with leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Lord Jesus Christ, heal us.


Entrance Antiphon
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all the day long. O Lord, you are good and forgiving, full of mercy to all who call to you.

1st Reading (Deut 4:1-2, 6-8)
A reading from the book of Deuteronomy.
Moses said to the people: ‘Now, Israel, take notice of the laws and customs that I teach you today, and observe them, that you may have life and may enter and take possession of the land that the Lord the God of your fathers is giving you. You must add nothing to what I command you, and take nothing from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God just as I lay them down for you. Keep them, observe them, and they will demonstrate to the peoples your wisdom and understanding. When they come to know of all these laws they will exclaim, “No other people is as wise and prudent as this great nation.” And indeed, what great nation is there that has its gods so near as the Lord our God is to us whenever we call to him? And what great nation is there that has laws and customs to match this whole Law that I put before you today?’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The just will live in the presence of the Lord.

2nd Reading (James 1:17-18,21-22,27)
A reading from the letter of St. James.
It is all that is good, everything that is perfect, which is given us from above; it comes down from the Father of all light; with him there is no such thing as alteration, no shadow of a change. By his own choice he made us his children by the message of the truth so that we should be a sort of first-fruits of all that he had created. Accept and submit to the word which has been planted in you and can save your souls. But you must do what the word tells you, and not just listen to it and deceive yourselves. Pure, unspoilt religion, in the eyes of God our Father is this: coming to the help of orphans and widows when they need it, and keeping oneself uncontaminated by the world.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! The father gave us birth by his message of truth, that we might be as the first fruits of his creation. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 7:1-8,14-15,21-23)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered round Jesus, and they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them. For the Pharisees, and the Jews in general, follow the tradition of the elders and never eat without washing their arms as far as the elbow; and on returning from the market place they never eat without first sprinkling themselves. There are also many other observances which have been handed down to them concerning the washing of cups and pots and bronze dishes. So these Pharisees and scribes asked him, ‘Why do your disciples not respect the tradition of the elders but eat their food with unclean hands?’ He answered, ‘It was of you hypocrites that Isaiah so rightly prophesied in this passage of scripture: This people honours me only with lip-service, while their hearts are far from me. The worship they offer me is worthless, the doctrines they teach are only human regulations. You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions.’ He called the people to him again and said, ‘Listen to me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that goes into a man from outside can make him unclean; it is the things that come out of a man that make him unclean. For it is from within, from men’s hearts, that evil intentions emerge: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within and make a man unclean.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
How great is the goodness, Lord, that you keep for those who fear you.

Next Week’s Readings
Is 35:4-7;   James 2:1-5;   Mk 7:31-37

Feasts of the Week
Fri, 3 Sep - St. Gregory the Great   


PARISH NEWS

WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.

10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) in the Community Centre.

6:15pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on zoom/in the Theatrette every week.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship in St. Peter’s Church Hall / zoom.

Mondays 7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.
Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776
Passcode: bible.
Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372
Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670  Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) starting 8 September in the Theatrette or online on zoom depending on the restrictions.

7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288
Passcode: KNK1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church or on ZOOM depending on restrictions.

 

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is now closed due to an extended Melbourne lockdown until at least 11:59pm, Thursday 2 September. Parish facilities, such as the Community Centre, Theatrette, Meeting room, etc, are not available during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff will be working from home from Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au or parish Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q

Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 29 August 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/qDiH31aVrVI

ST PETER’S YOUNG ADULTS SPYA (ages 18-29) will be having their session on zoom this coming Sunday 29th August at 6:15pm, join in and escape the lockdown blues. They will have games and prayer and some awesome chats – bring along food with you and join in the zoom party! Call the parish office or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults for the zoom details! See you there!

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING
The next Baptism Formation Meeting will be held on Monday 6th September at 7:00pm. If the current lockdown finishes, the meeting will be held in Church, however, if it continues, the meeting will be held on ZOOM, details below. Depending on restrictions, the October meeting may be held either in Church or on ZOOM on Monday 4th October at 7pm.

Monday 6th September, Join Zoom Meeting at 7:00pm
https://zoom.us/j/99467621751?pwd=MEdDTU9keWlTNXErSXFPSEZyamQ5Zz09
Meeting ID: 994 6762 1751
Passcode: Baptism

NAMES FOR THE SICK LIST
As our Sick List is getting too large, please note that names will be deleted at the end of each month. We will start afresh the following month, naming those friends, family or loved ones for whom we wish to pray. Names are to be emailed to the parish office. Thank you for your understanding.

PARISH ONLINE ALPHA - REGISTRATIONS OPEN
We are excited to announce that an online Alpha Program is commencing in our combined parishes of St Peters and St James starting Monday September 27, 2021. Alpha is a great program with a series of interactive sessions that create a safe and honest space (online or in person) where people can explore life, faith and meaning. For enquiries, please email us at hopperscrossingalpha@gmail.com or call Anita on 0411772320. There are limited places available so please register early. To register, please fill in the form at https://bit.ly/3mvElli

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year that have not been collected from the Church will be distributed by volunteers directly to your home. If you have not received your envelopes or letters, and for those parishioners who are not part of the thanksgiving program and would like to join, please contact the parish office.

INFORMATION SESSION FOR THE PERMANENT DIACONATE - CANCELLED
Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions and the uncertainty when restrictions will be eased, it is impossible to proceed with the planned 4th September Information session. It is regrettably cancelled. The possibility of holding an information session will be considered after any easing of restrictions. The Permanent Diaconate is open to single and married men who want to serve God and the Church as ordained ministers. The preferred age limit is being able to be ordained by the 60th year. For more information: Watch: Melbourne’s Deacons https://youtu.be/q2RhNDbtTS0 Watch: Pope Francis’ 2020 Prayer Intention for Deacons https://youtu.be/NuG99HD1LaY Read More: [Brochure] https://www.cam1.org.au/permanent-diaconate Contact: Office of the Permanent Diaconate (Phone) 03 9412 335 (Email) diaconate@cam.org.au.

HUMANITARIAN CRISES UNFOLDING IN AFGHANISTAN AND LEBANONAs the
situations in
Afghanistan and Lebanon deteriorate, you can help to support families caught up in the crises.

In Afghanistan, people have been forced from their homes, with half of the population in urgent need of food, water, shelter and protection.

In Lebanon, the country is running out of power, water, fuel, medicine and food. Even hospitals are facing massive fuel shortages and will soon have to turn off the lights.

Please donate to Caritas Australia so that we are able to respond to crises like these and others across the world. To provide much needed support, visit caritas.org.au/lebanon or www.caritas.org.au/afghanistan or call 1800 024 413 tollfree.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Teodoro Santos, Divina Ellis, Christina Godinet, Ricky Santos, Jacinto Bautista, Tony Perry, Joseph Vu, Michael Fogarty, Helen Nones, Erlinda Caparas, Aji Kurian, Luca Lauretta, Bob Cathie, Pratibha Divakar, Kurt Rodrigues, Anna Riley, George Perry, Theresa Nam, Minerva Guinto, Joe Medalle, Eddie Gauci, Fr. Raphael Klein, Giovanni Martello, Tony Hankins, Mavis Roze, Henry Lewis, Ella MacKinnon, Chinnamma Kora, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Brian Rego, Alex Coelho, Natividad Medel, Bill Fairney, Andrew Mulquiney, Harold Pountney, Hayden Morris, Mary Vella and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Jean Cameron, Wilfredo Villareal, Steven & Helen Smith, Shirley Linehan, Jack Davies, Albert Wankhar,  Dale D’Souza, Melissa Bear, Lynn Worsley, Nicoletta Carinci, Maria Kiloumis, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Alfred Spiteri, Doris Weselmann, Frank O’Brien, Jean Norman, Silvia Scrofani, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Giuseppe Cini, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana and all who are ill in our Parish.

 


ROSTERS

Counters – 5 Sep 2021

Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 4/5 Sep 2021

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Jerilee Cardoz

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 4/5 Sep 2021

  6:00pm H. Durski / K. Lan Pham / S. Martis
  8:30am B. Keane / C. D’Souza / G. Sharman
10:30am V. Firman / G. Siccita / E. Mills
  5:00pm A. Koek / R. Albuquerque / G. Aldcroft

Music Ministry – 4/5 Sep 2021

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm FilOz

 

 

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR AUGUST

Prayer for Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred let me sow love.
Where there is injury – pardon.
Where there is doubt – faith.
Where there is despair – hope.
Where there is darkness – light.
Where there is sadness – joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than be comforted.
To understand rather than to be understood.
To love than to be loved.
For it is by giving that one receives, by forgiving that one is forgiven, and by dying that one awakens to eternal life.
Amen


Entrance Antiphon
Turn your ear, O Lord, and answer me; save the servant who trusts in you, my God. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all the day long.

1st Reading (Josh 24:1-2, 15-18)
A reading from the prophet Joshua.
Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel together at Shechem; then he called the elders, leaders, judges and scribes of Israel, and they presented themselves before God. Then Joshua said to all the people, ‘If you will not serve the Lord, choose today whom you wish to serve, whether the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are now living. As for me and my House, we will serve the Lord.’ The people answered, ‘We have no intention of deserting the Lord our God and serving other gods. Was it not the Lord our God who brought us and our ancestors out of the land of Egypt, the house of slavery, who worked those great wonders before our eyes and preserved us all along the way we travelled and among all the peoples through whom we journeyed. We too will serve The Lord, for he is our God’.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

2nd Reading (Eph 5:21-32)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians.
Give way to one another in obedience to Christ. Wives should regard their husbands as they regard the Lord, since as Christ is head of the Church and saves the whole body, so is a husband the head of his wife; and as the Church submits to Christ, so should wives to their husbands, in everything. Husbands should love their wives just as Christ loved the Church and sacrificed himself for her to make her holy. He made her clean by washing her in water with a form of words, so that when he took her to himself she would be glorious, with no speck or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and faultless. In the same way, husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies; for a man to love his wife is for him to love himself. A man never hates his own body, but he feeds it and looks after it; and that is the way Christ treats the Church, because it is his body – and we are its living parts. For this reason, a man must leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one body. This mystery has many implications; but I am saying it applies to Christ and the Church.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! Your words Lord are spirit and life: you have the words of everlasting life. Alleluia!

Gospel (Jn 6:60-69)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. John.
After hearing his doctrine many of the followers of Jesus said, ‘This is intolerable language. How could anyone accept it?’ Jesus was aware that his followers were complaining about it and said, ‘Does this upset you? What if you should see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before? ‘It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh has nothing to offer. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. ‘But there are some of you who do not believe.’ For Jesus knew from the outset those who did not believe, and who it was that would betray him. He went on, ‘This is why I told you that no one could come to me unless the Father allows him.’ After this, many of his disciples left him and stopped going with him. Then Jesus said to the Twelve, ‘What about you, do you want to go away too?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘Lord, who shall we go to? You have the message of eternal life, and we believe; we know that you are the Holy One of God.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The earth is replete with the fruits of your work, O Lord; you bring forth bread from the earth and wine to cheer the heart.

Next Week’s Readings
Deut 4:1-2, 6-8;   James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27;   Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Feasts of the Week
Tue, 24 Aug - St. Bartholomew
Fri, 27 Aug - St. Monica
Sat, 28 Aug - St. Augustine


PARISH NEWS

WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.

10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) in the Community Centre.

6:15pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) in the Theatrette every week.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship in St. Peter’s Church Hall.

Mondays

7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.

Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372

Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670  Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) in the Theatrette.

7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288 Passcode: KNK1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.

 

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is now closed due to an extended Melbourne lockdown until at least 11:59pm, Thursday 2 September. Parish facilities, such as the Community Centre, Theatrette, Meeting room, etc, are not available during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff will be working from home from Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au or parish Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q

Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 22 August 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/SZmtt8p9L6c

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year that have not been collected from the Church will be distributed by volunteers directly to your home. If you have not received your envelopes or letters and for those parishioners who are not part of the thanksgiving program and would like to join, please contact the parish office.

ST PETER’S YOUNG ADULTS SPYA (ages 18-29) will be having their session on zoom this coming Sunday 22nd August at 6:15pm, join in and escape the lockdown blues. They will have games and prayer and some awesome chats – bring along food with you and join in the zoom party! Call the parish office or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults for the zoom details! See you there!

AUSTRALIA PRAYS: A NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
On Sunday 22 August, Catholic parishes are invited to unite in prayer with Christians all across Australia to pray for our local, national and global communities experiencing great need and distress caused by COVID-19. As well as the opportunities for parishes to take part in prayer, there will also be an online gathering with prayer and reflection offered at various times throughout the day. Find out more at http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org.au/LordHaveMercy/

CARITAS AUSTRALIA EMERGENCY RESPONSE APPEAL FOR HAITI
Haiti has been devastated by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Over 1,400 people have died, and thousands more left injured. Homes, churches and schools have been damaged in the quake, and reports indicate that more than 30,000 families have been left homeless. The country also continues to grapple with COVID-19, poverty, and ongoing political instability and violence. There is immediate and urgent need for food, water, shelter, hygiene kits and first aid on the ground. To provide support, you can donate to Caritas Australia’s Emergency Response Appeal at www.caritas.org.au or by calling 1800 024 413 toll free.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER: A CHURCH THAT EVANGELISES
In his prayer intention video for August, Pope Francis invites us to join him in praying for a Church ‘that goes out to meet others ... and that transforms all its structures for the evangelisation of today’s world.’ This is also the dream of the ‘Take the Way of the Gospel’ journey as we begin to re-imagine our local Church as Mission communities that are open to change and renewal. The Pope’s prayer intention provides a timely reminder to invite the Holy Spirit into our own local discernment throughout the months ahead. https://youtu.be/eG7ceTF7is8

INFORMATION SESSION FOR THE PERMANENT DIACONATE
As a result of Victoria’s lockdown and current restrictions, the information session planned for 14 August has been postponed to Saturday, 4 September at 10:00am at the Catholic Theological College (CTC), East Melbourne. For further information contact Deacon Kevin Pattison at Kevin.Pattison@cam.org.au For more information: Watch Melbourne’s Deacons https://youtu.be/q2RhNDbtTS0.

Watch Pope Francis’ 2020 Prayer Intention for Deacons at https://youtu.be/NuG99HD1LaY. Read More [Brochure] available at https://www.cam1.org.au/permanent-diaconate. Contact: Office of the Permanent Diaconate (Phone) 03 9412 3357 (Email) diaconate@cam.org.au.

PONDERING GRIEF (Reflection event via ZOOM), Saturday 4 September 2021, 10am-3.30pm. Facilitated by qualified Counsellor/ Supervisor/ Educator Linda Espie, this event provides the opportunity to reflect on and honour our inner life of change and transition. With creativity, space and gentle guiding support, this workshop will offer a sacred place for the breadth of human experiencing and spirit to guide individual exploration. Limited to 10 participants. Cost $60. Bookings and payment via Trybooking at https://www.trybooking.com/BTQNX For more information, contact Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation, email secretary@heartoflife.melbourne or tel (03) 9890 1101.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
An opportunity to spend a weekend improving your communication. This experience gives you the tools to keep your passion alive in a gentle, nurturing environment, away from pressures and distractions of daily living. The weekend offered is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome. 2 options: An on-line/virtual weekend 10 -12 Sep 2021 or a non–residential  weekend 16 - 17 Oct 2021 in west Gippsland. For  Info/Bookings phone Mercy & James 0409 183 676, email vicbookings@wwme.org.au Website wwme.org.au

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Tony Perry, Joseph Vu, Michael Fogarty, Helen Nones, Erlinda Caparas, Aji Kurian, Luca Lauretta, Bob Cathie, Pratibha Divakar, Kurt Rodrigues, Anna Riley, George Perry, Theresa Nam, Babu Kuriakose, Minerva Guinto, Joe Medalle, Eddie Gauci, Giovanni Martello, Fr. Raphael Klein, Tony Hankins, Mavis Roze, Henry Lewis, Ella MacKinnon, Chinnamma Kora, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Bill Fairney, Gwenda McDonald, Margaret Nazareth, Ken Skinner, Martin John Lopez, Helen Pereira Paul, Manuel Zamora and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Jean Cameron, Wilfredo Villareal, Steven & Helen Smith, Shirley Linehan, Jack Davies, Albert Wankhar,  Dale D’Souza, Melissa Bear, Lynn Worsley, Henry Lewis, Nicoletta Carinci, Maria Kiloumis, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Haeday Riaca, Mayenne Gomez, Lisa Tagala, Josiah Salesa, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Ian Cameron, Sylvia Aldersea, Alfred Spiteri, Doris Weselmann, Frank O’Brien, Jean Norman, Silvia Scrofani, Kevin McLoughlin, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Giuseppe Cini, Vincent Margaret and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 29 Aug 2021

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin

Readers – 28/29 Aug 2021

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am Michelle Nelthropp
10:30am Lynn Aranha
  5:00pm Joan Ocampo

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 28/29 Aug 2021

  6:00pm G. Surrao / J. Tramontana / S. D’Silva / G. Aldcroft
  8:30am Karen F./ Romayne A. / A. Vesty / E. Stowers
10:30am D. Dalton / A. Koek / Florence A. / R. Hibbert
  5:00pm C. Skinner / G. Siccita / E. Angeles / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 28/29 Aug 2021

  6:00pm St. Cecilia
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Filiorum Dei
  5:00pm Youth Band