HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FR. PIUS
Dear Fr. Pius, we your parishioners wish you a very Happy Birthday for the 7th of August. May God shower abundant blessings on you for many more happy years to come. We pray for good health and strength as you continue to be a blessing to all God’s people.
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION – 15 AUGUST 2016 HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Morning Mass at 8:30am
School Mass at 10:00am
Evening Mass at 7:00pm.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH
|3rd Sep||2:00pm Healing Mass & Adoration|
|15th Aug||Feast of the Assumption. Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm|
|31st Aug to 8th Sep||Nativity of Our Lady Novena every evening at 7:00pm. Timetable to follow.|
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Parishioners, please note that from August, we will say a small prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at all weekend masses, imploring God for peace and mercy during these troubling times in our world.
There will be a special collection after all masses next weekend for CatholicCare who assist families who are struggling or in distress. We thank you for your support.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL
|15th Sep||PTS – School finishes at 12 noon|
|16th Sep||Last day of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm|
|4th Oct||No School for children – Curriculum Day|
|5th Oct||Term 4 commences – 8:45am|
NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis reminds us of the need of our world for mercy. Let us pray that we will reflect the merciful love of the Father by our words, actions and prayers. Let us also pray that more young people will take up the challenge to be "Stewards of Mercy" in the vocations of priesthood and consecrated life.
SAUSAGE SIZZLE, 13/14 AUGUST
The Fundraising Committee will hold a Sausage Sizzle after all Masses on the weekend of 13/14 August. Please stop by to say hi to the Margaret and her team and enjoy a sausage in bread.
DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY WISHES
Dear Shirley & Leo, we Praise God for the Sacrament of Marriage and for blessing you both with sixty wonderful years of love and joy. May Christ’s light continue to shine in your lives on this Diamond Anniversary and the years to come. We pray that our Good Lord will shower his abundant blessings on you both now and always.
JOSEPH’S CORNER COUNSELLING SERVICE SHOP
There will be a stall in the hall at all Masses on the weekend of 20/21 August featuring Bric-a Brac, knitting and crochet goods from Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service shop "MERRIJIG" in Yarraville. The shop raises funds to help keep the Counselling Service going. The Free Service is for Partners and Family members of people affected by addiction. If you can find something to purchase at the stall, you will be helping to keep this service continuing.
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
Universal: That sport may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.
Evangelization: That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty and love of neighbour.
TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
God is inviting you to dream: He wants to show you that you can make the world a different place.
OUR LADY OF TA’ PINU SHRINE: CELEBRATIONS FOR THE ASSUMPTION
Sunday 14 August, 2pm
Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu Shrine, 15 Flanagans Drive, Merrimu (Bacchus Marsh)
Join us for Mass, a Rosary procession and Benediction, led by Bishop Emeritus Hilton Deakin, to celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. The ceremony will conclude with the Presentation of the Children for parents who wish to present their children to Our Lady. Those registering will receive a commemorative certificate.
Details and registration: 5367 7006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We pray for Teresa Fernandes and all who died recently.
We pray for Umberto Princi, Maria, Anna, Carolo, Matha and Phillip Nguyen, Ethelrida and Emeterio Cahoy Sr, Jennifer Martin, Margaret Hartshorn, Patricia Hartshorn, Victoria Fava, Lolita Lopez, Felicisima Bacani and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Alex Coelho, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Maria Failla, Virginia Kallio, Yvonne Clayton, Renato Bernardo, Milton Roberts, Tanuj Patel, David Daborn, John Stewart, Winifred Hulme and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters 14 Aug 16
|Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard|
Readers – 13/14 Aug 16
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 13/14 Aug 16
|6:00pm||Davy F./B. Farrugia / J. Poppen / E. Dalton|
|8:30am||L&B Jones / K. English|
|10:30am||F. Caruana / S. Colla / Sally DiB / N. Costa|
|5:00pm||E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / I. Simangan / VOL|
Music Ministry 13/14 Aug 16
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|