IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre
Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass
Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
|Baptisms||Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.|
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to approx. 8:30pm starting with Mass|
|Healing Mass||1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.|
|3rd Sunday||5:00pm Youth Mass|
|Wednesdays||7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass|
BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING FOR SEPTEMBER
Kindly note that due to the Novena for the Nativity of Our Lady, the Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held in the Community Centre.on Monday, 2nd September at 7pm.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Lilah Rose Taio Tivini and Harrison Montague who are to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.
The next Multicultural Mass planning meeting will be held on Saturday, 31st August at 10:00am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.
COMMUNION TO THE SICK
Volunteers needed to take Holy Communion to the sick and housebound on Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Please consider this important and rewarding Ministry. Further information please call Bev Jones 97492388
ROSTERS for Communion to the Sick, Piety Store, Lectors & Communion Ministers for Sept to Nov are now available for collection from the Hall.
MELBOURNE CATHOLIC LIVE MASS STREAMING
The 1pm Mass is streamed live daily (Mon - Fri) from St Patrick’s Cathedral and is then available as a recording on demand until one hour prior to the next 1pm mass. On Sundays- the 11am Mass is streamed and it is also available as a recording on demand, follow the link https://melbournecatholic.org.au/Mass
THANKSGIVING UPDATE 2019
Please note that the Finance Committee will be providing a Thanksgiving Update to the Parish at all masses during the weekend of 24/25 August 2019. We will provide an update on Thanksgiving collection and Expenses for FY2018 and a budget for FY2019, highlighting major capital expenditure undertaken. We will also be providing a Time & Talent Sheet for parishioners who are interested in joining any of our several parish ministries. Fr Vincent, The Parish Pastoral Committee and Parish Finance Committee would like to take this opportunity and thank each and every parishioner for contributing to the parish financially or through service and we look forward to your continued contribution and support to maintain and further grow our vibrant parish community.
BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK 20 AUGUST AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St. James & St. Peters Bible Study continues on Tuesday 20th August at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peters, Hoppers Crossing. The session will be conducted by Clive Gonsalves. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 11) with teachings, videos, discussions, etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426 071 375.
Please support our Sausage Sizzle which will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 24/25 August. Proceeds go towards activities in our Church. Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
RCIA is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. The meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Theatrette at the Parish Office. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0401787372 or Rodney Dearing at email@example.com or 0419881610
NOVENA FOR THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY –
FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST – SAT 7TH SEPTEMBER
Please join us for this special nine day novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary to honour Her nativity. Please see timetable below.
FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY
|Day 1 – Fri 30 Aug 7:00pm||Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena|
|Day 2 – Sat 31 Aug 8:30am||Exposition, Rosary, Novena followed by Morning Prayer & Mass at 9:15am|
|Day 3 – Sun 1 Sep 8:00am||Exposition, Rosary, Novena followed by Mass at 8:30am|
|Day 4 – Mon 2 Sep 7:00pm||Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena|
|Day 5 – Tue 3 Sep 7:00pm||Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena|
|Day 6 – Wed 4 Sep 7:00pm||Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena followed by Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour|
|Day 7 – Thu 5 Sep 7:00pm||Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena|
|Day 8 – Fri 6 Sep 7:00pm||Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena No First Friday Devotions|
|Day 9 – Sat 7 Sep 8:30am||Exposition, Rosary, Novena followed by Morning Prayer & Mass at 9:15am|
|Sun 8 September 10:30am Mass||FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY. Please bring a plate of sweet/savoury finger food to share in fellowship after Mass.|
|All are invited to bring along their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on table near the Sanctuary, each day of the Novena|
For those who are interested in finding out more about becoming Permanent Deacons, there will be an enquiry meeting held on 31st August from 10-11:00am at the Catholic Theological College (CTC), 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. Further details about the Permanent Diaconate can be obtained from the website www.cam.org.au/permanent-diaconate.
MIGRANT AND REFUGEE WEEK 19th – 25th August
Pope Francis has chosen the theme "It is not just about migrants", for details please check the notice boards.
TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
The Lord gives each of us a vocation, a challenge to discover the talents and abilities we possess and to put them at the service of others.
We pray for Fr Elmo Dias, Annakutty Joseph, Edwin D'souza, Paulina D'souza, Marlon Abrigo, Magdalena Marquez and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Ben Halge, Eileen Hart, Patrick Fernando, Lianne King, Nicolo Messina, Vincent D'Andrea, Irene Arnold, Leona Stoackley; Lolita, Roberto, Diego and Marciana Lopez; Rockey, Freeda and Freddy Pereira; Mary and Joseph Almeida; Bonnie Coghlan, Leno Farrugia and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Phylis Mills, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Glenna Pereira, Zandi Falzon, Camille Miles, Atima Chakraborty, Ashley Azavedo, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Adrian Wilson, Ellen Everett, Baby Cora, Rosa Carullo, Justin Worsley, Lydia Camelotti, Godwin Arandez, Rocel Paul Chumacera, Paul Pisanelli, Bella Cullen, Shelton Duarte, Violet Lawrence, Helen Lewis, Josie Nicolas, Eileen Hutchinson, Bianca McKitterick and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 25 Aug 19
|John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira|
Readers – 24/25 Aug 19
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 Aug 19
|6:00pm||F. Thomas / B. Raj / Praful A. / A. Vesty|
|8:30am||KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones|
|10:30am||M&Z D’Mello / V. Firman / S. Vaz|
|5:00pm||S. Simangan / G. Siccita / R. Perera / S. Joseph|
Music Ministry – 24/25 Aug 19
|6:00pm||St. Cecilia’s Choir|
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|