PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms 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 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

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

CORPUS CHRISTI FEAST PROCESSION, JUNE 23RD
To celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, our Parish will again this year celebrate this Feast with a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the School Oval on Sunday, 23rd June at 10:20am sharp followed by Mass. We invite you all to attend this beautiful ceremony.

ROSE PETALS FOR FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI
Next Sunday 23rd June is the Feast of Corpus Christi. If you have any Roses in bloom, could you spare some rose petals for us to use in the procession. Please leave them in the basket provided, near the sacristy door, sometime this week. Thank you.

PARISH FEAST – SAINT PETER APOSTLE, SUNDAY 30TH JUNE, 10:30AM MASS
Please join us for this special Mass as we celebrate and give thanks to our Patron Saint Peter for all the blessings and graces bestowed upon our wonderful Parish. Could everyone please bring a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to be shared in the hall after Mass.

“HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THE CATHOLIC JOURNEY RCIA (Adults) OR RCIC (Children Year 7 and above)"
If this question has nagged you or one of your friends, you might like to join us for a series of enquiry evenings that are starting in JULY 19. At these nights there will be an opportunity for you or your friends to ask questions and find out a little more about the Catholic Christian journey. The atmosphere will be warm and friendly with no pressure. If you would like to come please call Francis Thomas (0401 787 372) or Rodney Dearing (0419 881 610). Hope to see you there.

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year will be available for collection from the hall from the weekend of 22/23 June 2019.

YOUTH MASS will be celebrated at 5:00pm this Sunday, June 16th, 2019. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will be assisting in all ministries and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Please support our Sausage Sizzle which will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 22/23 June. Proceeds go towards activities in our Church. Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.

BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK JUNE 18TH AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St. James & St. Peters Bible Study continues on June 18th at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peters Hoppers Crossing. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 7) with teachings, videos, discussions etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426 071 375.

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us in the Community Centre each Saturday morning from 7:20 to 8:30am for a hearty breakfast and lively discussion. You can contact Les on 0401 541 666.

EARN & LEARN STICKERS FOR OUR SCHOOL
Our school is collecting the Earn & Learn Stickers from Woolworths. A box has been placed in the church foyer to collect the stickers. Your cooperation is gratefully accepted.

WE CARE – Responding to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act Victoria
From the earliest times, Christ’s followers have set themselves apart by their care of the vulnerable (Acts 4:34). On 19 June 2019, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (VAD) comes into effect in Victoria. It legalises euthanasia and assisted suicide. Despite what the law may say, our Christian tradition affirms that every life, including those of the sick and suffering, is sacred. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are never part of end of life care.

Pope Francis has encouraged ordinary Catholics everywhere to resist euthanasia and to protect the old, the young and the vulnerable from being cast aside in a “throw-away culture.” We are called to follow Christ by accompanying people with compassion, sharing hope not fear.

The Bishops of the Catholic dioceses of Melbourne, Ballarat, Sale and Sandhurst, echoing Pope Francis, have published a pastoral letter including practical guidance on ways we can be conscientious objectors to euthanasia.

Copies of the letter are available in the church foyer. Please take a copy and share it.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
The mystery of the Blessed Trinity invites us to live in communion with one another, in love and in sharing: certain that wherever there is love, there is God.

ALIGHT FAMILY FIESTA, SAT.  21ST SEPTEMBER AT ST. BEDE’S COLLEGE MENTONE
At a time when living Christian family life can feel like swimming against the tide, Alight is an event that will strengthen everyone – especially parents – to be renewed in their mission. Fr. Leo Patalinghug, a priest and chef, will serve up a creative presentation of faith and food that will have the whole family wanting more. Rides, food and live music will help to make this a joyful celebration for the whole family! To register or for more info, check out the Alight flyers in the hall or visit www.cam.org.au/alight19. The Catholic Development Fund have generously provided sponsorship specifically to help families in financial difficulty. For those families where cost may be an obstacle, please contact the Life, Marriage & Family Office on 9287 5587. See flyers in hall.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Kathleen Canavan, Lina Musumeci, Linda Dablo, Mercedes Ifurung, Robert Gomes, Francis Pilare and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Fr. Frank Jones, Paul Cachia, Desmond Comms, Melville & Annie Lawrence, Dorothy Prathapasinghe, Daphne Keogh, Amy D’Rozario, Joseph Chelliah and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando, Paul Camilleri, Zandi Falzon, Helga Jacob, Vonnie Pritchard, Tim Cooper, Hannah Czerniawsky, Camille Miles, Lorraine Vella, Atima Chakraborty, Paul Camilleri, Magdalena Marquez, Ashley Azavedo, Martina Serrao, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 23 June 19

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza

Readers – 22/23 June 19

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 22/23 June 19

  6:00pm B. Fernandes / S. D’Silva / F. Thomas / Volunteer
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Z. D’Mello / Sally DiB / V. Firman / M. Naufahu
  5:00pm S. Joseph / R. Perera / E. Behrouzi / I. Simangan

Music Ministry – 22/23 June 19

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

 


 

PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms 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 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISEDWe welcome into our Church community Devon Mayol who is to be baptised this weekend. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY (KNK) 24TH ANNIVERSARY
Parishioners are invited to attend the 24th Anniversary of our parish Charismatic group on Saturday 15th June from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The program will include Praise & Worship, Thanksgiving Mass and fellowship.

CORPUS CHRISTI FEAST PROCESSION, JUNE 23RD
To celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, our Parish will again this year celebrate this Feast with a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the School Oval on Sunday, 23rd June at 10:20am sharp followed by Mass. We invite you all to attend this beautiful ceremony.

ALTAR SERVERS
8 Altar Servers from our parish attended the Annual Admission Mass for Altar Servers on Friday, 31 May at St. Patrick’s Cathedral where they were presented with the Guild of St. Stephen Medal by Archbishop Peter Comensoli. Photographs of the Altar Servers with the Archbishop and Fr. Vincent are displayed in the hall.  The Altar Servers will be presented to the parish community at the 10:30am Mass this Sunday. Please join us in congratulating them and acknowledging the wonderful service they provide at Masses.

PARISH FEAST – SAINT PETER APOSTLE, SUNDAY 30TH JUNE, 10:30AM MASS
Please join us for this special Mass as we celebrate and give thanks to our Patron Saint Peter for all the blessings and graces bestowed upon our wonderful Parish. Could everyone please bring a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to be shared in the hall after Mass.

HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THE CATHOLIC JOURNEY RCIA (Adults) OR RCIC (Children Year 7 and above)"
If this question has nagged you or one of your friends, you might like to join us for a series of enquiry evenings that are starting in JULY19. At these nights there will be an opportunity for you or your friends to ask questions and find out a little more about the Catholic Christian journey. The atmosphere will be warm and friendly with no pressure. If you would like to come please call Francis Thomas (0401 787 372) or Rodney Dearing (0419 881 610). Hope to see you there.

ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL CONCERT
Presenting renowned French organist Maurice Clerc who is considered to be one of the specialists of French organ music and was the Titular Organist of the cathedral in Dijon in France for more than 40 years. Friday 21 June 2019, 6.30pm, Tickets 20.00 (no concessions). Children under 15 free. Tickets available at the door or bookings at https://www.trybooking.com/BCUWX.

AWAKE AUSTRALIA
Half Day Retreat led by Fr. Soji Olikkal and Team at St. Catherine of Siena, 28 College Street, Caroline Springs on 30th June, 2:00pm to 6:00pm. www.afcmaustralia.com.au. Includes Praise & Worship, Healing Mass & Adoration. All are welcome. See flyer in hall.

EARN & LEARN STICKERS FOR OUR SCHOOL
Our school is collecting the Earn & Learn Stickers from Woolworths. A box has been placed in the church foyer to collect the stickers. Your cooperation is gratefully accepted.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr. Gregory Lobo, Mary D’Souza, Lina Musumeci, Esther Wichundja, Peter Barboza, Ricardo de Leon and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Santan Fernandes, Lucy Zinkiewicz, Frank & Loretta Ne Debono, Joseph Falzon, Fr. Samuel Chetcuti, San Gorg Preca, James Keating, Luigi & Pasqua Viterbo, Paul Deguara, Dayanganie Fonseka, Vincent Fernando, Conchita Alinbuyuguen and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Vincent Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando, Paul Camilleri, Zandi Falzon, Helga Jacob, Vonnie Pritchard, Tim Cooper, Margie Fernando, Hannah Czerniawsky, Camille Miles, Lorraine Vella, Atima Chakraborty, Paul Camilleri, Magdalena Marquez, Ashley Azavedo, Martina Serrao and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 16 June 19

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 15/16 June 19

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 15/16 June 19

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / B. Raj / A. Vesty / P. Albuquerque
  8:30am Karen. F. / S. Gomez / C. Coelho / M. Nelthropp
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / M&C Peters
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry – 15/16 June 19

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

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 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

ROSTERS for Communion to the Sick, Piety Store, Lectors & Communion Ministers for June to Aug are now available for collection from the Hall.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Paul Astorga, Alessia Marafioti, Valentina Marafioti, Ivy Rakusz and Anthony Omrcen 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.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
The next Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held on Monday, 3rd June at 7:00pm in Church.

PENTECOST VIGIL
To celebrate Pentecost Sunday, our Parish will hold our annual all-night Vigil with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 7:00pm on Saturday 8th June 2019 ending with 5:00am Mass on Sunday 9th June 2019. The Vigil will include Adoration, Praise & Worship, talks about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit, Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. We are requesting volunteers to keep watch from 7:00pm till 11:00pm. Could you please write your name and a time preference on the Roster Sheet placed on the table outside the Sacristy. St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Group will be present from 11:00pm onwards.

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY (KNK) 24TH ANNIVERSARY
Parishioners are invited to attend the 24th Anniversary of our parish Charismatic group on Saturday 15th June from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The program will include Praise & Worship, Thanksgiving Mass and fellowship.

ALIGHT FAMILY FIESTA, SAT.  21ST SEPTEMBER AT ST. BEDE’S COLLEGE MENTONE
At a time when living Christian family life can feel like swimming against the tide, Alight is an event that will strengthen everyone – especially parents – to be renewed in their mission. Fr. Leo Patalinghug, a priest and chef, will serve up a creative presentation of faith and food that will have the whole family wanting more. Rides, food and live music will help to make this a joyful celebration for the whole family! To register or for more info, check out the Alight flyers in the hall or visit www.cam.org.au/alight19. The Catholic Development Fund have generously provided sponsorship specifically to help families in financial difficulty. For those families where cost may be an obstacle, please contact the Life, Marriage & Family Office on 9287 5587. See flyers in hall.

BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK JUNE 4 AT 7:00PM Combined parishes of St. James & St. Peters Bible Study continues on June 4th at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peters Hoppers Crossing. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 6) with teachings, videos, discussions, etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426071375

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
With the Ascension of Jesus, we participate in the fullness of life with God. Let us carry this in our hearts in our daily lives.

THANK YOU to all the parishioners who contributed $2961.70 to our call for help to the Sri Lankan Christian Community in Colombo and Negombo who suffered so devastatingly as a result of the bombings.  Our Parish will contribute additional funds to bring the total amount to $4000.

JOSE DE PIRO KABATAAN (YOUTH) ORCHESTRA
The Jose De Piro Kabataan (youth) orchestra began five years ago in the parish of St Catherine of Alexandria, under the pastoral care of the MSSP, in the poor village of Pagalanggang, in Dinalupihan, Bataan Province in the Philippines. The aim of this orchestra is to empower these young people giving them a skill they can use to better their life. 34 members of this orchestra, together with their conductor and the parish priest are doing a 10 day concert tour in Tarneit, Braybook, Heidelberg and Colac starting from this Saturday 8th June. The concerts are free, donations to support the orchestra are welcome. Some members of this orchestra are being sponsored to continue their studies at tertiary level in a university in Manila. This is a marvellous opportunity of grace as we reveal and embrace the human face of our Christ in hospitality and love. We thank Host Families and all who have made this event possible. You can meet the Orchestra as they attend the 5:00pm Mass at St James on Sunday 9th or at one of their concerts. To book a free seat at the concert, please visit the following sites (should the Tarneit Venue be fully booked, you are welcome to book at one of the other venues):

Thomas Carr College, Tarneit – https://www.trybooking.com/BBUCE
Caroline Chisolm College, Braybrook – https://www.trybooking.com/BBSWU
Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg – https://www.trybooking.com/BBVRP
Trinity College, Colac – https://www.trybooking.com/BBPUC

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Odelia Simangan, Katherine Costin, Nicolas & Leonor Austria, Sheila Fernandez and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Mary Crough, Olive, Gerald & Glen Gaffey, Ken, Allan & Dawn Hartshorn, Rita & Charles Frost, Christobel Herft, Kathleen Mulquiney, Genoveffa Martelli, William Keating, Richard Green, Mary Pereira, Francis Pereira, Frank Catania, Mary Borg, James & Thomas Prathapasinghe, Garnette De Rozario, Clarissa Ditan, Telesia Pesamino and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando, Paul Camilleri, Zandi Falzon, Helga Jacob, Vonnie Pritchard, Tim Cooper, Margie Fernando, Hannah Czerniawsky, Camille Miles, Lorraine Vella, Atima Chakraborty, Paul Camilleri, Magdalena Marquez and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters 9 -  June 19

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 8/9 June 19

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Dominic Hankins
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Jerilee Cardel

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 8/9 June 19

  6:00pm J. Tramontana / N. Golaw / Davy F. / G. Surrao
  8:30am G. Siccita / K. English / J. Phan Lai / Romayne A.
10:30am Sally DiB / S. Colla / F. Caruana / V. Firman
  5:00pm S. Joseph / J&M Etiennette / E. Behrouzi

Music Ministry – 8/9 June 19

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

 

PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms 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 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Next Healing M
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS DATES
Parishioners, please note the following dates that children from St. Peter's school will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these Masses. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers as they prepare to receive our Lord for the first time
Saturday 25th May – 6:00pm
Sunday 26th May – 10:30am

PARISH MASS COUNT FOR ARCHDIOCESE
We will conduct counting at all weekend masses during the month of May.

ROSTERS for Communion to the Sick, Piety Store, Lectors & Communion Ministers for June to Aug are now available for collection from the Hall.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND BISCUIT & CAKE STALL
Please support our Sausage Sizzle and Biscuit & Cake Stall which will be held after all Masses this weekend. Proceeds go towards activities in our Church. Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.

PENTECOST VIGIL
To celebrate Pentecost Sunday, our Parish will hold our annual all-night Vigil with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 7:00pm on Saturday 8th June 2019 ending with 5:00am Mass on Sunday 9th June 2019. The Vigil will include Adoration, Praise & Worship, talks about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit, Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. We are requesting volunteers to keep watch from 7:00pm till 11:00pm. Could you please write your name and a time preference on the Roster Sheet placed on the table outside the Sacristy. St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Group will be present from 11:00pm onwards.

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY (KNK) 24TH ANNIVERSARY
Parishioners are all invited to attend the 24th Anniversary of our parish Charismatic group on Saturday 15th June from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The program will include Praise & Worship, Thanksgiving Mass and fellowship.

MARIAN COLLEGE SUNSHINE WEST
Enrolment Information Evening for Year 7, 2021 onwards. Tuesday 18 June at 7:00pm. For bookings go to: https://www.trybooking.com/BCCYD or phone 9363 1711. Enrolments for Year 7, 2021 close 23 August 2019.

The next HEALING MASS will be held on Saturday, 1st June, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. All are invited to attend.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
The next Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held on Monday, 3rd June at 7:00pm in Church.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
“The word of God is alive” (Hebrews 4:12), it does not die or get old, but remains forever.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
May 26, 2019 – 6th Sunday of Easter
“…do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” (John 14:27)

Our limited human understanding cannot begin to understand the immense power of God. Instead of trusting in God, we think we can control every outcome. Do you want to make God laugh? Tell Him your plans. The next time worry, anxiety or fear creeps in, thank God for all He has given you and trust that He has a better plan for you.

EDMUND RICE COMMUNITY & REFUGEE SERVICES is looking for volunteers to help primary school children with homework, preparing food, organising materials and joining in with fun activities. Volunteering to support young people to meet their potential can be extremely rewarding and a lot of fun. We provide training, opportunities for added responsibilities and volunteer recreation days. We welcome university student placements. Volunteers are required for an after school homework program for 30 refugee and migrant primary school children Mondays and another 30 on Tuesdays at Penrose Promenade Community Centre, 83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit 3029. The aim is to have 1 volunteer tutor for every child enrolled in the program. For further information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator Anthony on 0423 797 088.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Mary Abela, Rev. Raymond Deal, Romulo San Diego, Lily Pinto and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Pauline Restall, Rita Kelsey, Anjaly Mathew, Maria Mattela, Hishal Shiker, Resom Shiker, Emmanuel Nguyen and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando, Paul Camilleri, Zandi Falzon, Helga Jacob, Vonnie Pritchard, Tim Cooper, Margie Fernando, Hannah Czerniawsky and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 2 June 19

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson

Readers – 1/2 June 19

  6:00pm Jeffery Poppen
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Sonia Sabu Mathew

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 1/2 June 19

  6:00pm H. Durski / S. Martis / Sharon A. / E. Mills
  8:30am S. Gomez / Karen F. / C. Coelho / E. Stowers
10:30am M. Naufahu / J. Quinless / N. Costa / Volunteer
  5:00pm A&D Etiennette / C. Skinner / R. Perera

Music Ministry – 1/2 June 19

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

 

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms 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 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Cecelia Ivy Moody and Frederick Xavier Moody 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.

SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS DATES
Parishioners, please note the following dates that children from St. Peter's school will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these Masses. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers as they prepare to receive our Lord for the first time.

Saturday 18th May – 6:00pm
Sunday, 19th May – 10:30am
Saturday 25th May – 6:00pm
Sunday 26th May – 10:30am

YOUTH MASS
Please note our Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm this Sunday, May 19th, 2019. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will be assisting in all ministries and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.

BIBLE STUDY PROGRAM
Combined St. Peters & St. James Hoppers Crossing parishes Bible Study program continues on Tuesday May 21, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish, 38 Guinane Ave, Hoppers Crossing. The session will be conducted by Francis Thomas. We are currently at the Gospel of Mark Ch 5. Come and experience an interactive bible study program with short films, reflections and discussions. Enquiries Message  0426 071 375

PARISH MASS COUNT FOR ARCHDIOCESE
We will conduct counting at all weekend masses during the month of May.

ROSTERS for Communion to the Sick and Piety for June - Aug are now available in the Hall.

CAR PARK
Another near miss in the Car Park !!
Motorists using the privilege or convenience of the church/school car park, please note and adhere to the road markings and directions. Drop off and pick up times and weekday mass times is when most care must be taken.

CHAPLAINCY SUNDAY, 19TH MAY
There will be an extra collection after all masses this weekend for this worthy cause, the Melbourne Archbishop’s Charitable Fund – Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal. Donations go towards supporting Chaplains who work with Patients and their families in public hospitals, people living with HIV/AIDS, men and women in prisons, young people in youth justice facilities, etc. We thank you for your support.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND BISCUIT & CAKE STALL
Please support our Sausage Sizzle and Biscuit & Cake Stall which will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 25/26 May. Proceeds go towards activities in our Church. Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.

A REMINDER TO PARISHIONERS
Catholics are obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year, in Australia and New Zealand between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday which this year falls on 16th June 2019.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
God has placed this plan in our hearts and in all creation: to love Him, our brothers and sisters, and the whole world, and to find true happiness in this love.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
May 19, 2019 – 5th Sunday of Easter
“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another." (John 13:34)

It is easy to love someone when they love you back. But it takes strength and courage to love someone when we feel unappreciated, used or feel our opinion doesn’t matter. It takes courage to “love my neighbor” when he may be someone I don’t like, someone I don’t know or someone that doesn’t look like me.

MASS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS
The Life, Marriage & Family Office warmly invite all expectant mothers and their families to the Mass for Expectant Mothers to be celebrated by Archbishop Comensoli at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 2nd June at 11:00am. Registrations can be made online www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily, lmf@cam.org.au or call 9287 5587. Please note that registration closes on Friday 24 May. Expectant mothers who register will receive a small token of recognition.

EDMUND RICE COMMUNITY & REFUGEE SERVICES is looking for volunteers to help primary school children with homework, preparing food, organising materials and joining in with fun activities. Volunteering to support young people to meet their potential can be extremely rewarding and a lot of fun. We provide training, opportunities for added responsibilities and volunteer recreation days. We welcome university student placements. Volunteers are required for an after school homework program for 30 refugee and migrant primary school children Mondays and another 30 on Tuesdays at Penrose Promenade Community Centre, 83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit 3029. The aim is to have 1 volunteer tutor for every child enrolled in the program. For further information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator Anthony on 0423 797 088.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Anna Vincenzino, Joyce Devine, Margaret Dairianathan, Kathleen Baldwin, Norma Dayao, Bob Hawke and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Carmen La Brooy, Torrington de Hoedt, Raji Gunaratnam, Trevor Candappa, Emmanuel Nguyen Huu Duom, Lucy Tan, Peter Ng, Pauline Restall, Maria Martella and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando, Paul Camilleri, Zandi Falzon, Helga Jacob, Vonnie Pritchard, Tim Cooper, Margie Fernando and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 26 May 19

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney

Readers – 25/26 May 19

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 25/26 May 19

  6:00pm J. Tramontana / S. D’Silva / B. Farrugia / B. Raj
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Z. D’Mello / Sally DiB / V. Firman / B. Fernandes
  5:00pm I. SImangan / S. Joseph / R. Perera / E. Behrouzi

Music Ministry – 25/26 May 19

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

 

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

PRAYER FOR MOTHERS ON MOTHERS DAY
Loving God, we pray for our mothers, who cared for us when we were helpless; who comforted us when we were hurt; whose love and care we often take for granted. Today we pray for those who are grieving the loss of their mother, mothers who grieve the loss of their children, those who never knew their biological mother and now yearn for her and those who have experienced the wonder of an adopted mother’s love. Lord give all mothers, grandmothers, aunts and godmothers a special blessing. Keep us united with you and with each other, so that we can be and become all that we are meant to be.

SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS DATES
Parishioners, please note the following dates that children from St. Peter's school will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these Masses. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers as they prepare to receive our Lord for the first time.

Saturday, 18th May – 6:00pm
Sunday, 19th May – 10:30am
Saturday 25th May – 6:00pm
Sunday 26th May – 10:30am

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meetings held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

A REMINDER TO PARISHIONERS
Catholics are obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year, in Australia and New Zealand between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday which this year falls on 16th June 2019.

PARISH MASS COUNT FOR ARCHDIOCESE
We will conduct counting at all weekend masses during the month of May.

CAR PARK
Another near miss in the Car Park !!
Motorists using the privilege or convenience of the church/school car park, please note and adhere to the road markings and directions. Drop off and pick up times and weekday mass times is when most care must be taken.

YOUTH MASS
Please note our next Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm on May 19th, 2019. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will be assisting in all ministries and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY, MAY 12TH World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Today is the World Day of Vocations. Pope Francis tells us: “There can be no greater joy than to risk one’s life for the Lord! I would like to say this especially to you, the young. Do not be deaf to the Lord’s call. If he calls you to follow this path, do not pull your oars into the boat, but trust him”. Let us pray for the young people in our community, and in our families and circle of friends. May our prayers help them to be open to the Lord’s call to consecrated life or priesthood.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
May 12, 2019 – 4th Sunday of Easter
“The disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 13:52)
The disciples heard Our Lord’s call and were able to spread the Gospel message with strength and vitality. We, too, can experience that same joy if we make room for the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts. When we use our gifts in the way that God intends, He fills us with supernatural joy. A joy that others notice and are attracted to.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
In many countries May is the month of Mary. May the Mother of God accompany us and protect Christians in fighting against the forces of evil. Let us entrust ourselves to her and pray for the Church and for peace in the world..

MASS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS
The Life, Marriage & Family Office warmly invite all expectant mothers and their families to the Mass for Expectant Mothers to be celebrated by Archbishop Comensoli at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 2 June at 11:00am. Registrations can be made online www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily, lmf@cam.org.au or call 9287 5587. Please note that registration closes on Friday 24 May. Expectant mothers who register will receive a small token of recognition.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Theo McCluskey, Flor Golaw, Florentina Almario, Ludgarda Caruana, Eardley Beck, Maria Hoa, Thomas Tri, Joseph Mau, Agnes Thoi, Jesu Johnkutty and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando, Paul Camilleri, Zandi Falzon, Helga Jacob and all who are ill in our Parish

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 19 May 19

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 18/19 May 19

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Giovanna Siccita
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 18/19 May 19

  6:00pm D&J Roga / M. Maple / P. Albuquerque
  8:30am Karen F. / G. Sharman / C. Coelho / J. Quinless
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / N. Costa / C. Morcom
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS

Music Ministry – 18/19 May 19

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

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

WELCOME FR. EUGENE SAN and thank you for shepherding our parish during Fr. Vincent’s absence.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
The next Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held on Monday, 6th May at 7:00pm in Church.

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
Parishioners are requested to kindly return their Project Compassion Boxes as soon as possible if you haven’t already done so. Thank you.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Preparation Meeting, Monday 6 May at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION
There will be a special collection at all masses this weekend to show our solidarity towards the Sri Lankan Christian Community who have been greatly affected by the recent bombings and devastation that occurred in Colombo and Negombo. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

PARISH MASS COUNT FOR ARCHDIOCESE
We will conduct counting at all weekend masses during the month of May.

SICK LIST
To keep the sick list current, it is reviewed at the end of each month. Please email the parish office at the start of the month to have names included in the sick list.

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY, MAY 12TH World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Pope Francis – Message for 2019 World Day of Vocations
‘The Lord’s call is not an intrusion of God in our freedom; it is not a ‘cage’ or a burden to be borne. On the contrary, it is the loving initiative whereby God encounters us and invites us to be part of a great undertaking. So we must love her (the Church), even when we see her face marred by human frailty and sin, and we must help to make her ever more beautiful and radiant, so that she can bear witness to God’s love in the world.

SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS DATES
Parishioners, please note the following dates that children from St. Peter's school will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these Masses. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers as they prepare to receive our Lord for the first time.

Saturday, 18th May – 6:00pm
Sunday, 19th May – 10:30am
Saturday 25th May – 6:00pm
Sunday 26th May – 10:30am

A reminder to all that next Sunday, 12 May, is MOTHER’S DAY. There will be a blessing for Mothers at all Masses next weekend.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
If we open our hearts to mercy and we seal forgiveness with a fraternal embrace, we proclaim before the world that it is possible to overcome evil with good.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
MAY 5, 2019 – 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER
“Peter was distressed that Jesus had said to him a third time, ‘Do you love me?’ and he said to him, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.’” (John 21:17)

All of us are challenged to show our love for Jesus and others. Discern how God is calling you to use your time in prayer, your talent in charitable works and your treasure to assist those who are in need. Remember that giving is an act of worship and helps advance the mission of our parish and greater Church.

MASS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS
The Life, Marriage & Family Office warmly invite all expectant mothers and their families to the Mass for Expectant Mothers to be celebrated by Archbishop Comensoli at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 2 June at 11:00am. Registrations can be made online www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily, lmf@cam.org.au or call 9287 5587. Please note that registration closes on Friday 24 May. Expectant mothers who register will receive a small token of recognition.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for July Liantero, Edna D’Souza, Lloyd Clayburn, Jenny Oquendo, Norma Dayao and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Dorothy Anne Mulquiney, Lewis Vella, Teresa Colosimo, Jesus Barrometro, Molly Golding, Mary Hartshorn, Margaret & Neville Smith and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 12 May 19

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 11/12 May 19

  6:00pm Elaine Dalton
  8:30am Les Jones
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 11/12 May 19

  6:00pm B. Raj / N. Golaw / M. Maple / H. Durski
  8:30am B. Jones / K. English / S. Gomez / A. Vesty
10:30am Sally DiB / S. Colla / F. Caruana / V. Firman
  5:00pm R. Perera / S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / D. Etiennette

Music Ministry – 11/12 May 19

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

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

FR. VINCENT will be away on annual leave from 29 April to 16 May 2019. During this time, Fr. Eugene San will celebrate all week day and weekend Masses.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Preparation Meeting, Monday 6 May at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Kyle Sebastian Amador Moreno who was baptised on Saturday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – 28TH APRIL, 2019
To celebrate this Feast there will be Exposition, Adoration and Confession commencing at 2:00pm. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited at 3:00pm (the hour of Mercy), followed by Mass which will be celebrated by Fr. Denis Stanley STL EV, Rector of Corpus Christi College, Carlton and Fr. Vincent John. Please note that 5:00pm Mass will be celebrated as normal.

ST. MARIA FAUSTINA KOWALSKA
On this Divine Mercy Sunday, we remember St. Maria Faustina Kowalska. The devotions to the Divine Mercy are based on the writings of St. Maria Faustina’s messages from Jesus. St. Maria Faustina was beatified on 18th April 1993 and canonized on 30th April 2000, both by Pope St. John Paul II. Her feast day is celebrated on October 5th.

The next HEALING MASS will be held on Saturday, 4 May, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. All are invited to attend.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
The next Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held on Monday, 6 May at 7:00pm in Church.

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

SPECIAL COLLECTION
There will be a special collection next weekend 4th/5th May 2019 to show our solidarity towards the Sri Lankan Christian Community who have been greatly affected by the recent bombings and devastation that occurred in Colombo and Negombo.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

HIGH TEA WITH JOSEPH'S CORNER
Sunday, 5th May 2010 at Mount St. Joseph's Girls College, 129-133 Maidstone Street, Altona, 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Cost - $30 per person. Includes music, raffles, door prizes, guest speakers, party planners, great food and lots more. Book tickets on 9315 2680 or call Tania on 0439 165 660.

All funds raised go to Josephs Corner to assist with counselling for people with addictions and their families.

PARISH MASS COUNT FOR ARCHDIOCESE
Please note we will conduct counting at all weekend masses during the month of May,

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Let us welcome Christ’s victory over sin and death into our lives. In this way, we will draw His transforming power upon all creation as well.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
APRIL 28, 2019 – DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’(John 20:21)

Peace – the first gift of the risen Lord. Just as Jesus sent the apostles out into the world, so too, He sends us. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to be grateful and generous. Look for opportunities to share His peace, not only within our local parish boundaries, but outside of them as well. In giving, we receive the peace of Jesus Christ.

‘HOW TO WIN AN ARGUMENT WITHOUT LOSING A SOUL’: THEOLOGY @ THE PUB
Monday 6 May, 6.30–9pm
The Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Theology @ the Pub and Catholic Vocations Melbourne are proud to be hosting internationally renowned author, podcaster and speaker Matt Fradd on his Melbourne tour. Matt’s podcast ‘Pints With Aquinas’ receives hundreds of thousands of downloads every month. An Aussie by birth, Matt lives with his wife Cameron and their children in Georgia. Join us as Matt shares from his vast experience on the topic.
Registrations: https://www.trybooking.com/BBABQ

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Christopher Hart, Mary Anne Catalan, Leon Pierre Germaine, Hazel D’Rozario, the Christian community of Sri Lanka affected by the recent bombings and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Antonio Azzopardi, Emmanuel Azzopardi, Mary Walker, Frank Desira, Leon Gill, Tibor Frank, Liborio and Sarina (Rosa) Scrofani, Evangeline Salipong, Annamma Mathew, Aleykutty Joseph, Teresa Hanh Eutimo Castro and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 5 May 19

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson

Readers – 4/5 May 19

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 4/5 May 19

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / Josie T. / Davy F. / Praful A.
  8:30am R. Johnson / Karen F. / C. Coelho / E. Stowers
10:30am B. Fernandes / Vanina IaA / C. Morcom / N. Costa
  5:00pm A. Etiennette / C. Skinner / J. Phan Lai / G. Siccita

Music Ministry - 4/5 May 19

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

PARISH NEWS

 

EASTER BLESSING from Fr. Vincent John, Dcns. Charles English & Royden D'Souza
May the Blessings of the Lord guide you, protect you & be with you and yours Today & Always.
Wishing you a Blessed Easter
Time of Joy, Time of Giving!

FR. VINCENT will be away on annual leave from 29 April to 16 May 2019. During this time, Fr. Eugene San will celebrate all week day and weekend Masses.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Alexis Isabel Blaikie-Panic who is to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this children will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

We also welcome our Catechumens andravas Patabendi Samitha De Vas Gunawardena and Amrita Ranchod who receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, 20 April 2019.

THANK YOU to all those who have helped during Holy Week. Very Special Thanks and Gratitude to the Ladies Auxiliary for their work during the entire Lenten season and throughout the year.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Preparation Meeting, Monday 6 May at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY - 28TH APRIL, 2019
To celebrate this Feast there will be Exposition, Adoration and Confession commencing at 2 pm. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited at 3 pm (the hour of Mercy), followed by Mass. Please check timetable below. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Denis Stanley STL EV, Rector of Corpus Christi College, Carlton and Fr. Vincent John.

DIVINE MERCY TIMETABLE 

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

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

Holy Saturday – 9:00am

 

EASTER MESSAGE 2019 from Most Rev Peter A. Comensoli
Archbishop of Melbourne
Happy Easter, friends in Christ. Happy Easter in the name of Jesus, the Risen One. When Jesus appeared among his friends after the Resurrection, the first thing he did was to show them the wounds of his crucifixion. ‘Here,’ he said to them, ‘see my once-nailed hands and feet; look at my pierced side.’ The person who stood before his friends was no ghostly hologram of someone they once knew; it was Jesus himself, alive. After three days in the tomb, and now brimming with divine energy, Jesus did not hide the wounds of his death from his friends. Instead, he carried them with him into the resurrected life. Those transfigured wounds of Jesus matter to us, his friends today. His death was no fake; his resurrection no trick. With his own body—once wounded in death—he now brings new possibilities to us all. Our way ahead with Him does not mean a rejection of our past, but a transfiguration of it. Jesus is our hope of a new path. This Easter, all of us are being invited to taste something of this joy of the Resurrection, to look on Jesus’ resurrected wounds and see hope for the world. This is because our own wounds and sorrows, our griefs and struggles, our anguishes and angers, have all been absorbed into the healed wounds of Jesus. So begins my first sharing in the Easter Season with you as your archbishop. I’ve been looking forward to it, because we have been walking through loss and grief in the Church here in Melbourne, and we are so in need of the Lord who wants us to share his Easter joy. Christ is alive; and he wants us to be alive. The Risen Lord, who will never abandon his people, is offering us the strength to set out on a new path with him. As shattered and as wounded as our local Church can seem, the Risen Lord, in his gloriously wounded body, is inviting us to share in his life and to walk with him.

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

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Yolanda Santos, Elsa D’Souza and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Catherine Dinh, Gabriel Dinh, Tibor Fran, Leon Gill, Evangeline Salipong, Anthony Borg. Eutimo Ariniego Castro and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 28 Apr 19

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 27/28 Apr 19

  6:00pm Adele Vesty
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Catherine Thomas

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 27/28 Apr 19

  6:00pm I. D’Lima / E. Mills / S. Martis / S. Albuquerque
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Sally DiB / V. Firman / M. Naufahu VOLUNTEER
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / J. Etiennette / S. Joseph / R. Pereira

Music Ministry - 27/28 Apr 19

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

 



PARISH NEWS

 

LENTEN/EASTER TIMETABLE

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

8:30am & 10:30am Masses

1:15pm Spanish Mass

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

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

(No morning Mass)

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

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

Holy Saturday – 9:00am

 

READINGS FOR EASTER TRIDUUM

HOLY THURSDAY

1st Reading

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14

Resp. Psalm

Ps 115:12-13, 15-18

2nd Reading

1 Cor 11:23-26

Gospel Acclamation

Jn13:34

Gospel

Jn 13:1-15

GOOD FRIDAY

1st Reading

Is 52:13-53:12

Resp. Psalm

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

2nd Reading

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

Gospel Acclamation

Phil 2:8-9

Gospel

Jn 18:1-19:42

EASTER VIGIL

1st Reading

:  Gen.1:1-2:2,

Resp Psalm

Ps103,1-2,5-6,10,  12-14,24,35

2nd Reading

Gen. 22:1-18,

Resp. Psalm

Ps 15:5,8-11

3rd Reading

Ex 14:15-15:1.

Canticle

Ex 15:1-6,17-18

EASTER SUNDAY

1st Reading

Acts 10:34,37-43

Resp. Psalm

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

2nd Reading

Col 3:1-4

Gospel Acclamation

1 Cor 5:6-8

Gospel

Jn 20:1-9

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Preparation Meeting, Monday 1 April at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass
11th April 7:00pm Combined Parish Rite II Reconciliation at St. Peters.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 21 Apr 19

Pravin A. / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 20/21 Apr 19

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 20/21 Apr 19

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

Music Ministry – 20/21 Apr 19

  7:30pm St. Peter’s Choir
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm NO MASS