PARISH NEWS

 

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.

CATHOLIC CARE
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 infotapinu@optusnet.com.au
Website: www.tapinushrine-australia.org

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Teresa Fernandes and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
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.


ROSTERS

 

Money Counters 14 Aug 16

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 13/14 Aug 16

6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
8:30am Lionel D’Cruz
10:30am Sibrina Anthony
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

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

6:00pm Footsteps
8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Youth Band
5:00pm Mount Zion

 


PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

1st August 7:00pm Baptism Formation Meeting
5th August 7:00 to 10:00pm First Friday Mass & Adoration
6th August 2:00 to 4:30pm Healing Mass
31st Aug to 8th Sep Nativity of Our Lady Novena every evening at 7:00pm
3rd Sep 2:00pm Healing Mass & Adoration

 

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.

SICK LIST
The sick list is reviewed at the end of each month.  Please contact the parish office at the start of each month to submit names for the sick as we are unable to keep a record of names for more than a month. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
We are looking for volunteers to assist our parish in the above Ministry. Ministers are needed for the 8:30am, 10:30am and 5:00pm Sunday Masses. If you are able to assist us in this Ministry, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email stpeters@westnet.com.au and leave contact details. Thank you.

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 2016
The theme for National Vocations Awareness Week this year is taken from the Year of Mercy, called by Pope Francis – ‘Stewards of Mercy’!  In the Church you will see the poster provided for this week.  Let us pray for more ‘Stewards of Mercy’ from our parish and local church.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The next Meeting of the Hoppers Crossing Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society will be next Tuesday night (2nd August) at 7:30pm at St. Peter's Community Centre.

menALIVE in the City is an opportunity for men to get together and explore the things that matter. We are continuing our 2016 “menALIVE in The City” program at St Augustine’s Church, just a two minute walk from Southern Cross station. The topic is “Not Meant To Be Alone – How to have meaningful relationships”. The session will start at 6:00pm and run until 7:45pm sharp. The presenter is Peter Shakhovskoy, Co-Founder of menALIVE Ministries. Fr Vic Farrugia will offer Mass at 5:30pm in St Augustine’s Church for anyone who can get there a bit earlier and would like to avail themselves of the opportunity.

KIMBERLEY CATHOLIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE - URGENTLY WANTED: VOLUNTEER WORKERS
The Diocese of Broome, WA, requires volunteers to assist with the work of the local Church on Aboriginal Missions. We are currently urgently seeking a couple to assist the Priest in the community of Balgo and a couple to manage the Warmun Retreat Centre over the wet season. There are several other roles also available. Placements are preferred for a period of 6 months. For further details, and an application form, please contact:
Volunteer Coordinator Anneliese Rohr: 0415 526 142
Email: volunteers@broomediocese.org
Web: www.broomediocese.org
Mail: PO Box 76, BROOME WA 6725.

FULFILLING INTERNATIONAL MISSION FOR SKILLED VOLUNTEERS
Communities in East Timor, PNG, Kenya, Kiribati, Samoa and elsewhere are asking for volunteers to assist mentor local workers and so assist poverty reduction. They believe this approach promotes self-reliant, sustainable development and have asked Palms Australia to recruit, prepare and support those who volunteer. Want to know more? Information Session will be held on Saturday August 6, 10:30am at Ross House (247-251 Flinders Lane) RSVP to joey@palms.org.au or call 02 9518 9551. If you cannot make it, we would still love to hear from you.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Bienvenido Are, James O’Neill, Peter Spiteri and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Laurie Flaherty, Lucia Baltero, Simeon Arce Senior, Ruth Bigcas, Gregorio Halasan, Laura Trinos, Dionisia Teodoro, Creswell D’Lima, Barbara Wilkinson, Cesar Ambrosio, Segunda & Rene Raymundo, Alex Rohowhj, Manuel Laserna, Joseph Xuereb, Carmen, Peter & Paul Schembri, Guse Phan Van Chap, Daniel Hoyne, Darrin Denisse, Paul Loc, Dough Lewis, Oligario Naval, Walter, John & Felixa Zoledziewski, Anastazja Petryszak, Zyggi Kartus 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, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence, Lucy Zanatta, Lynne Worsley, Maria Failla, Trevor Rush, Rosalita Rances, Dominic D’Lima, Joan Shearson, Diane Cameron, Lorna Weerakoon, Frances Cameron, Josefina Tayag, Makanthi, Virginia Kallio, Yvonne Clayton, Renato Bernardo, Milton Roberts, Tanuj Patel and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters 7 Aug 16

Bill Coghlan / Kevin McLoughlin / John Walsh

Readers – 6/7 Aug 16

6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
8:30am Les Jones
10:30am Rosemary ibbert
5:00pm Royden D’Souza

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 6/7 Aug 16

6:00pm A&J White / J. Tramontana / H. Durski
8:30am B. Jones / Kevin McL / K. Fernandes / VOL
10:30am S. Sipilliano / E. Mills / V. Firman / VOL
5:00pm A. D’Souza / C. Skinner / 2 X VOLUNTEERS

Music Ministry 6/7 Aug 16

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

 


PARISH NEWS

MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING
The next Multicultural Mass planning meeting will be held on Saturday, 30 July 2016 at 10:00am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

30th July 10:00am Multicultural Mass Planning Meeting
1st August 7:00pm Baptism Formation Meeting
5th August 7:00 to 10:00pm First Friday Mass & Adoration
6th August 2:00 to 4:30pm Healing Mass
31st Aug to 8th Sep Nativity of Our Lady Novena every evening at 7:00pm
7th May 2:00pm Healing Mass & Adoration

 

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.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
We are looking for volunteers to assist our parish in the above Ministry. Ministers are needed for the 8:30am, 10:30am and 5:00pm Sunday Masses. If you are able to assist us in this Ministry, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email stpeters@westnet.com.au and leave contact details. Thank you.

SICK LIST
The sick list is reviewed at the end of each month.  Please contact the parish office at the start of each month to submit names for the sick as we are unable to keep a record of names for more than a month. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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

 

POPE FRANCIS'S INTENTIONS FOR JULY
Universal: That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.
Evangelization: That the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, by means of her mission to the continent, may announce the Gospel with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS
19 to 21 August and 11 to 13 November, St Paul’s Missionary College, Nortons Lane, Wantirna South.

Invest in your most precious asset, your marriage. A beautiful opportunity to rekindle the closeness, intimacy, love and romance that brought you together. Recharge your relationship batteries and explore the divine nature of your marriage, allowing you both to share your feelings, hopes and dreams with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit. There is no group sharing. A priest will be present during the weekend, which is based around Catholic values, but couples of all faiths are welcome. Commences 7pm on the Friday; ends 5pm on the Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided.

Details: Marianne and Marcel on 9733 0997 or vicbookings@wwme.org.au or www.wwme.org.au

Cost: Application fee $55 plus secret donation (within your means) to cover the expenses of accommodation, food and materials for the weekend. Don’t stay home because you aren’t sure you can afford it!

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Laurie Flaherty, Lucia Baltero, Simeon Arce Senior, Ruth Bigcas, Gregorio Halasan, Laura Trinos, Dionisia Teodoro, Creswell D’Lima, Barbara Wilkinson, Cesar Ambrosio, Segunda & Rene Raymundo, Alex Rohowhj 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, Bienvenido Are, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence, Lucy Zanatta, Lynne Worsley, Maria Failla, Trevor Rush, Rosalita Rances, Dominic D’Lima, Joan Shearson, Diane Cameron, Lorna Weerakoon, Frances Cameron, Josefina Tayag, Makanthi, Virginia Kallio, Yvonne Clayton, Renato Bernardo and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters 31 July 16

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 30/31 July 16

6:00pm Elaine Dalton
8:30am Lerna Vasquez
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 30/31 July 16

6:00pm Praful A. / L&R Wandersmith / J. Tramontana
  8:30am G Sherman / C Coelho / K English / B Jones
10:30am Sally DiB / M Naufahu / C Morcom / G Siccita
5:00pm J&D Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / VOLUNTEER

 Music Ministry 30/31 July 16

6:00pm Footsteps
8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Fifth Sunday Choir
5:00pm Youth Band

 

 


PARISH NEWS


S
TEWARDSHIP RENEWAL
INSTRUCTIONS ON WHERE TO FIND YOUR ENVELOPES / STEWARDSHIP LETTERS

  1. For weekly givers – your envelopes are in boxes in Surname Alphabetical order – so check the trays with boxes.
  2. If you give monthly, quarterly, half yearly or yearly – your envelopes are in an envelope and not in boxes. Look for the tray with Monthly/Half Yearly/Yearly markers.
  3. If you give by Direct Deposit or by Credit Card – your letter and form is also in an envelope, so look for the tray with Direct Debit/Credit Card markers
  4. If your envelope boxes or envelopes are not in any of the above trays, please leave a note in the book with your name, surname and address. If you know your envelope number, please note that too and Josephine will contact you with further information after the 12th of July.
  5. If you have not been a part of Stewardship in the past but would like to now participate, please fill in a Stewardship Pledge Card and give it to Fr. Pius or drop it in the Mass Offering box in the church below the Oil display or drop it in the collection during weekend Mass. Josephine will contact you after the 12th of July.

PETER’S PENCE
This week there will be an extra collection. It is the Annual Collection for the Intentions of the Holy Father and is called Peter’s Pence.

POPE FRANCIS'S INTENTIONS FOR JULY
Universal: That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.
Evangelization: That the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, by means of her mission to the continent, may announce the Gospel with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.

ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY MASS
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th–70th wedding anniversary this year? The Life, Marriage & Family Office invite you and your families to join us at the Annual Anniversary Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 31 July at 11:00am by Archbishop Denis Hart. Couples who register will receive commemorative certificates and packs. Registrations close Friday 15 July. To register call 9287 5587 or visit Lmf@cam.org.au, www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily.

NON-AUSTRALIAN COINS
The parish is very grateful to receive the collections each week. However, can we please request that non-Australian coins are not included in the collection as they cause the coin-counting machine to malfunction and can cause permanent damage to the machine. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING
The next Multicultural Mass planning meeting will be held on Saturday, 30 July 2016 at 10:00am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

ACHIEVING PREGNANCY NATURALLY
The Billings Ovulation Method® can assist you in having the baby of your dreams. If you have been trying to have a baby without success, our teachers can provide essential information, which will give you the best chance to achieve your pregnancy naturally. For a free information leaflet, please call Billings LIFE on 1800 335 860.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Wilfredo Nombres, Joseph Phan, Mildred Genio and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Eduardo Medina, Peter Tran, Margaret Gauci, Nora Pritchard and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Frank Johnson, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Bienvenido Are, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence, Lucy Zanatta, Lynne Worsley, Maria Failla, Trevor Rush, Rosalita Rances, Dominic D’Lima, Joan Shearson, Diane Cameron, Mark Heywood, Lorna Weerakoon, Frances Cameron  and all who are ill in our Parish

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters 17 July 16 

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard


Readers  16/17 July 16
 

6:00pm Matthew Reuter
8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Venus Iuta
5:00pm Giovanna Siccita


Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
16/17 July 16

6:00pm Davy F. / Sharon A. / Bernadette F. / Josie T.
8:30am L&B Jones / K. Fernandes / C. Coelho
10:30am L OrTega/S Delos Reyos/R&L Buenaventura
5:00pm Lydia VS / R&A D’Souza / E. Behrouzi


Music Ministry 16/17 July 16

6:00pm Mater Dolarosa
8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
5:00pm Footsteps

 

PARISH NEWS


ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – VINNIES WINTER APPEAL
A reminder that this weekend (July 2/3) there will be a Third Collection after Communion at all Masses as part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Winter Appeal to provide direct assistance to those individuals and families in need in Hoppers Crossing.

Last year the 13 Active Members of the Hoppers Crossing Conference made 862 Visits to homes and distributed over $73,000 in Coles Gift Cards, for food and other Supermarket supplies; as well as tens of thousands of Dollars in clothing and furniture.

The motto of the Society is: No work of charity is foreign to the Society. We help in whatever ways we are able. Thank you for your generosity.

Leo Wandersmith (President).

Next Meeting
The next usual meeting will be next Tuesday 5th at 7:30pm in the Parish Community Centre.

ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY MASS
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th–70th wedding anniversary this year? The Life, Marriage & Family Office invite you and your families to join us at the Annual Anniversary Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 31 July at 11:00am by Archbishop Denis Hart. Couples who register will receive commemorative certificates and packs. To register call 9287 5587 or visit Lmf@cam.org.au, www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily. Registrations close Friday 15 July.

STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL

INSTRUCTIONS ON WHERE TO FIND YOUR ENVELOPES / STEWARDSHIP LETTERS

  1. For weekly givers – your envelopes are in boxes in Surname Alphabetical order – so check the trays with boxes.
  2. If you give monthly, quarterly, half yearly or yearly – your envelopes are in an envelope and not in boxes. Look for the tray with Monthly/Half Yearly/Yearly markers.
  3. If you give by Direct Deposit or by Credit Card – your letter and form is also in an envelope, so look for the tray with Direct Debit/Credit Card markers
  4. If your envelope boxes or envelopes are not in any of the above trays, please leave a note in the book with your name, surname and address. If you know your envelope number, please note that too and Josephine will contact you with further information after the 12th of July.
  5. If you have not been a part of Stewardship in the past but would like to now participate, please fill in a Stewardship Pledge Card and give it to Fr. Pius or drop it in the Mass Offering box in the church below the Oil display or drop it in the collection during weekend Mass. Josephine will contact you after the 12th of July.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
The Fundraising Committee is holding a Sausage Sizzle after all masses on this weekend.  If you are able to assist them after the Sunday morning and Sunday night masses, your help will be very much appreciated. Thank you.

POPE FRANCIS'S INTENTIONS FOR JULY
Universal: That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.
Evangelization: That the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, by means of her mission to the continent, may announce the Gospel with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.

IN PRAISE OF MERCY: REFLECTION MORNING WITH MGR TOMÁŠ HALÍK
Saturday 9 July, 10am–12pm - Divine Mercy Shrine, 337-343 Greens Road, Keysborough.

Come and visit one of Melbourne’s shrines of mercy and spend some time in prayer and thanksgiving. Mgr Tomáš Halík will be leading us in a Holy Hour and celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Mgr Halík is a celebrated author, academic and winner of the 2014 Templeton Prize, which recognises those who have made exceptional contributions to affirming life’s spiritual dimension. He is Professor at Charles University, parish priest of the Academic Parish in Prague, and president of the Czech Christian Academy. All welcome!

Details and RSVP: Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation at evangelisation@cam.org.au or call 9926 5761.

PETER’S PENCE
Next week there will be an extra collection. It is the Annual Collection for the Intentions of the Holy Father and is called Peter’s Pence.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Peter Rogan, Ted Shearson, Anastasia, Joseph Phan, Sebastian Appuhami, John Ryan Cousin and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Raymond & Elie Rego, Numeriano Medel, Alex Rodrigues, Felix Machado, Alex Castelino, Juanita Vincent, Zacharias Fernandez, Jane Croning, John Borgand, Jean and Joseph Turner, Daphne and Adolphus Turner, Charles Evans, John Borg and Ernando Adriano all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Frank Johnson, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Bienvenido Are, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence, Lucy Zanatta, Lynne Worsley, Maria Failla, Trevor Rush, Rosalita Rances, Dominic D’Lima, Joan Shearson, Diane Cameron  and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 10 July 16

Kevin McLoughlin / Bill Coghlan / John Walsh

Readers – 9/10 July 16

6:00pm Jeffrey Poppen
8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 9/10 July 16

6:00pm L&R Wandersmith / S. Martis / H. Durski
  8:30am L&B Jones / K. English / VOLUNTEER
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / N. Costa / Sally DiB
5:00pm Lydia VS / I Simangan / S Joseph / C Skinner

Music Ministry 9/10 July 16

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

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS


S
TEWARDSHIP RENEWAL
Stewardship renewal will take place at the end of June. New envelopes are available for collection from the hall after all masses this weekend, please remember to collect yours. For any queries relating to the stewardship renewal please contact Josephine at the parish office via email stpeters@westnet.com.au or hopperscrossing@cam.org.au, or call 9749 4300.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

26th June 10:30am Special Mass celebration for St. Peter’s Feast Day

 

ST.PETER'S FEAST DAY SUNDAY 26TH JUNE 10.30AM
We invite all Parishioners to attend our annual St. Peter's Feast Day Mass on Sunday 26th June at 10:30am. Could all Parish Group Leaders arrange for their banners to be processed in Church at the start of Mass. We request that all banner carriers be in the hall with their group banners by 10:15am ready to process into Church for start of Mass. We also request that everyone bring a plate of finger food to be shared in the hall after Mass.

CALL TO PRAY FOR THE FAMILY DURING THE FEDERAL ELECTION - 1 JULY
The National Association of Catholic Families invites you to join them in a day of prayer for the family on Friday 1 July 2016, the day before the Federal Election. They suggest the celebration of Mass, a Holy Hour, praying of the Rosary and other prayers of the Church to focus our attention on the gift and dignity of family life. Parishes, prayer groups and communities are encouraged allocate 1 July 2016 as a day of recollection and to gather in a spirit of prayer.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – VINNIES WINTER APPEAL
Next weekend (July 2/3) there will be a Third Collection after Communion at all Masses as part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Winter Appeal to provide direct assistance to those individuals and families in need in Hoppers Crossing.

Last year the 13 Active Members of the Hoppers Crossing Conference made 862 Visits to homes and distributed over $73,000 in Coles Gift Cards, for food and other Supermarket supplies; as well as tens of thousands of Dollars in clothing and furniture.

The motto of the Society is: No work of charity is foreign to the Society. We help in whatever ways we are able. Thank you for your generosity.

Leo Wandersmith (President)

THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR BLESSED LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
A little bit of information on the brown Scapulars which were so kindly distributed by the Brothers and Sisters of Two Hearts at all masses last weekend.

Since the Scapular is a sign of total consecration to Mary, it should be a constant reminder to clothe ourselves with her virtues, to radiate her grace and beauty in our daily lives and to live in humble submission to God’s will.

Mary lived to serve her Divine Son. The Scapular should remind us to rise up, go in haste and be always about Our Father’s business. She still lives to serve and we ought to be with her. Our constant prayer to her should be: USE ME TODAY. And as Pius XII, the great Lover of the Scapular writes, “Certainly the most gentle Mother will not delay to open, as soon as possible, the gates of heaven for her children.”

ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY MASS
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th–70th wedding anniversary this year? The Life, Marriage & Family Office invite you and your families to join us at the Annual Anniversary Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 31 July at 11:00am by Archbishop Denis Hart. Couples who register will receive commemorative certificates and packs. To register call 9287 5587 or visit Lmf@cam.org.au, www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily. Registrations close Friday 15 July.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
The Fundraising Committee will hold a Sausage Sizzle after all masses on the weekend of 2/3 August.  Volunteers are requested for the Sunday morning and Sunday night masses.

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR JUNE
Universal: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find – even within the huge cities of the world – opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.

REFLECTION FOR , 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather serve one another through love.”             Galatians 5:13

We like to celebrate the fact that we are free to “live the good life.”  But Jesus calls us to a different kind of freedom.  St. Paul reminds us that Jesus sets us free so that we can serve one another, share our gifts and promote God’s work here on earth to glorify His name and not honor ourselves.

IN PRAISE OF MERCY: REFLECTION MORNING WITH MGR TOMÁŠ HALÍK
Saturday 9 July, 10am–12pm - Divine Mercy Shrine, 337-343 Greens Road, Keysborough

Come and visit one of Melbourne’s shrines of mercy and spend some time in prayer and thanksgiving. Mgr Tomáš Halík will be leading us in a Holy Hour and celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Mgr Halík is a celebrated author, academic and winner of the 2014 Templeton Prize, which recognises those who have made exceptional contributions to affirming life’s spiritual dimension. He is Professor at Charles University, parish priest of the Academic Parish in Prague, and president of the Czech Christian Academy. All welcome!

Details and RSVP: Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation at evangelisation@cam.org.au or call 9926 5761.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Dorothy Prathapasinghe, Hosie D’Souza, Flora Hermit, Sam Morrison, Ted Shearson, Peter Rogan, Teresamma Chinnabattuni and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Araceli (Sally) Dela-Pena, Alexander & Leonarda, Antonietta DeQuattro,  Bridget Keating, Maria Malovrh and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Frank Johnson, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Bienvenido Are, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence, Lucy Zanatta, Lynne Worsley, Maria Failla, Trevor Rush, Rosalita Rances, Dominic D’Lima, Joan Shearson and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters 3 July 16

Greg & Maureen Moynahan / Peter Francis

Readers – 2/3 July 16

6:00pm Davy Fernandez
8:30am Sunil Vaz
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
5:00pm Royden D’Souza

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 2/3 July 16

6:00pm Josie T. / B. Farrugia / S. D’Silva / E. Dalton
8:30am L&B Jones / C. Coelho / K. Fernandes
10:30am C. Morcom / N&R Golaw / E. Mills
5:00pm A D’Souza / Lydia VS / G Siccita / E Behrouzi

Music Ministry 2/3 July 16

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

 

 


PARISH NEWS


ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS AND THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
Hail O most loving Hearts of Jesus and Mary! We venerate You, we love and honour You. We give and consecrate ourselves to You forever. Receive us and possess us entirely. Purify, enlighten, and sanctify us, so that we may love You Jesus, with the Heart of Mary, and love You Mary with the Heart of Jesus. O Heart of Jesus, living in Mary and by Mary. O Heart of Mary, living in Jesus and for Jesus. O Heart of Jesus pierced for our sins and giving us Your Mother on Calvary. O heart of Mary pierced by sorrow and sharing in the sufferings of your Divine Son for our redemption. O sacred union of these Two Hearts. Triumph O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Reign O Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, in our hearts, in our homes and families, in Your Church, in the lives of all the faithful, in the hearts of those who as yet know You not and in all the nations of the world. Establish in the hearts of all mankind the sovereign triumph and reign of Your Two Hearts so that the earth may resound from pole to pole with one cry; Blessed forever be the most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary!

O dearest St. Joseph I entrust myself to your honour and give myself to you, that you may always be my father, my protector, and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me a greater purity of heart and a fervent love for the interior life. After your example may I do all my actions for the greater glory of the triune God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. O dearest St. Joseph, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death, Amen.

STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL
Stewardship renewal will take place at the end of June. New envelopes are available for collection from the hall after all masses this weekend. For any queries, please contact Josephine at the parish office on 9749 4300, or email stpeters@westnet.com.au or hopperscrossing@cam.org.au

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

26th June 10:30am Special Mass celebration for St. Peter’s Feast Day


ST. VINCENT
DE PAUL SOCIETY
The next meeting of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will be this Tuesday the 21st at 7:30pm in the Parish Community Centre. Would all Members please bring with you any and all Coles Gift Cards and Vinnies Gift Cards that you have for Audit purposes.

ST.PETER'S FEAST DAY SUNDAY 26TH JUNE 10.30AM
We invite all Parishioners to attend our annual St. Peter's Feast Day Mass on Sunday 26th June at 10:30am. Could all Parish Group Leaders arrange for their banners to be processed in Church at the start of Mass. We request that all banner carriers be in the hall with their group banners by 10:15am ready to process into Church for start of Mass. We also request that everyone bring a plate of finger food to be shared in the hall after Mass.

MULTICULTURAL MASS
The first planning meeting for the MCM will be held on Saturday, 25 June 2016 at 10:00am in the meeting room off the church hall. The host nation this year is Zimbabwe. All are invited to attend the meeting.

NEW PRINCIPAL FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL 2017
We start by farewelling our current principal Mr. Michael McGrath who will retire at the end of this year. Our sincere thanks to Mr. McGrath for his dedicated service to our school and parish community. We wish him a joyful retirement and all God's Blessings for good health and happiness in the future.

Over the coming weeks we will go through the process of drawing up a set of criteria that our parish and school community expects of our new school principal. We seek your prayerful support for the selection committee who will assist Fr. Pius in this process. We pray that the Holy Spirit will guide Fr. Pius and the committee in the process of selecting the new principal and that by the Grace of God we will be given a person dear to the heart of Jesus who will serve our school and parish community in the light of Christ.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

24th June Last day of term school finishes at 1:00pm

 

JOSEPH’S CORNER SUPPORT GROUP for loved ones of people affected by substance abuse. This is for anyone with a family member affected by drug or alcohol addiction. (:30 to 11:”30am, 19 & 26 July, 2, 9 and 16 August at the Williamstown Community & Education Centre, 14 Thompson St., Williamstown. Call 9315 2680 or email contact@josephscorner.org.au for more information. No cost, donations appreciated.

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR JUNE
Universal: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find – even within the huge cities of the world – opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.

ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY MASS
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th–70th wedding anniversary this year? The Life, Marriage & Family Office invite you and your families to join us at the Annual Anniversary Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 31 July at 11:00am by Archbishop Denis Hart. Couples who register will receive commemorative certificates and packs. To register call 9287 5587 or visit Lmf@cam.org.au, www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily. Registrations close Friday 15 July.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER - 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”   LUKE 9:23
We are not very good at “denying ourselves” in our society.  Our current economic situation is evidence of what happens when people think they can have everything they want.  Jesus calls us to set our own personal “wants” aside so that we have the resources to follow Him instead.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Kathryn Smith, Amy D’Rozario, Daphne Keogh and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Frank Johnson, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Bienvenido Are, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Flora Hermit, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence, Lucy Zanatta, Lynne Worsley, Dorothy Prathapasinghe, Maria Failla, Trevor Rush, Rosalita Rances, Dominic D’Lima and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters 26 June 16

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 25/26 June May 16

6:00pm Angela Francis
8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am ST. PETER’S PARISH FEAST DAY
  5:00pm Lute Eliepa

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 25/26 June 16

6:00pm A&J White / S&P Albuquerque
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / L. Jones / VOL
10:30am ST. PETER’S PARISH FEAST DAY
5:00pm S&I Simangan / A. D’Souza / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry 25/26 June 16

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

 

 


PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

18/19 June Consecration of families to the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary at all weekend masses.
26th June 10:30am Special Mass celebration for St. Peter’s Feast Day

 

ST. PETER’S GRADE 4 CHILDREN
Let us remember in our prayers, the Grade 4 children who will receive their First Holy Communion on Sunday 12th June at 10:30am. Please also note that parking may pose a problem at these Masses.

ST.PETER'S FEAST DAY SUNDAY 26TH JUNE 10.30AM
We invite all Parishioners to attend our annual St. Peter's Feast Day Mass on Sunday 26th June at 10:30am. Could all Parish Group Leaders arrange for their banners to be processed in Church at the start of Mass. We also request that everyone bring a plate of finger food to be shared in the hall after Mass.

CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS & THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
The Brothers of Two Hearts will visit our parish on the weekend of 18th and 19th June to consecrate our parish families to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

ROSTERS
Rosters for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are available for collection from the church hall.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish HSI School of Discipleship commenced on June 5. We meet in the Community Centre from 6:00 to 9:00pm every Sunday. For enquirers please call Anita on 0411 772 320 or Royden on 0426 071 375.

STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL
Stewardship renewal will take place at the end of June. New envelopes will be available for collection on the 18th/19th June. If you would like to change your current pledge or mode of giving, please contact Josephine on 9749 4300, or email stpeters@westnet.com.au or hopperscrossing@cam.org.au on or before 31st May 2016. If you would like to join our Stewardship program, please take a registration card from the foyer, complete the Stewardship side and drop it into the collection bags during Mass or in the Mass offering slot near the sacristy. You can also drop it off at the parish office or give it to Fr. Pius or Deacon Charles after Mass.

REGISTRATION OF PARISHIONERS
If you are not already a parishioner and would like to be registered as one at St Peters, please complete a registration card available from the foyer and as above, drop it in the collection bags during Mass or in the Mass offering slot near the sacristy or at the parish office or give it to Fr. Pius or Deacon Charles after Mass. Please remember that being baptised in this parish or attending Mass regularly does not automatically make a person a parishioner.  The person needs to be registered on our census program.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

13th June No School for Children – Public Holiday
14th June No School for children – Curriculum Day
24th June Last day of term school finishes at 1:00pm

 

CATHOLIC MISSION APPEAL
The Catholic Mission Appeal will be held this weekend, 11/12 June.  We thank you for your support.

NEW PRINCIPAL FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL 2017
We start by farewelling our current principal Mr. Michael McGrath who will retire at the end of this year. Our sincere thanks to Mr. McGrath for his dedicated service to our school and parish community. We wish him a joyful retirement and all God's Blessings for good health and happiness in the future.

Over the coming weeks we will go through the process of drawing up a set of criteria that our parish and school community expects of our new school principal. We seek your prayerful support for the selection committee who will assist Fr. Pius in this process. We pray that the Holy Spirit will guide Fr. Pius and the committee in the process of selecting the new principal and that by the Grace of God we will be given a person dear to the heart of Jesus who will serve our school and parish community in the light of Christ.

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR JUNE
Universal: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find – even within the huge cities of the world – opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.

ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY MASS
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th – 70th wedding anniversary this year? The Life, Marriage & Family Office invite you and your families to join us at the Annual Anniversary Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 31 July at 11:00am by Archbishop Denis Hart. Couples who register will receive commemorative certificates and packs. To register call 9287 5587 or visit Lmf@cam.org.au, www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily. Registrations close Friday 15 July.

11th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“When I entered your house, you did not give me water for my feet…”    LUKE 7:44
Today’s Gospel calls us to consider how we serve God. Do we consume like the Pharisee who simply reclines at the table and expects to be served? Or, do we contribute like the woman who kneels before Jesus and washes His feet? Every day we must make a choice. Take or give? Consume or contribute? Recline or serve?

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Hilda Tindale and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Derek Balfour, Paul Cachia, Joseph Pace, John Grech, James Keating, and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Frank Johnson, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Bienvenido Are, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Flora Hermit, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence, Lucy Zanatta, Lynne Worsley, Dorothy Prathapasinghe, Maria Failla, Trevor Rush and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters 19 June 16

Lerna Vasquez / Teresita Grisancich

Readers –18/19 June May 16

6:00pm Jennifer Reuter
8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Maria Naufahu
5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 18/19 June 16

6:00pm L&R Wandersmith / H. Durski / S. Martis
8:30am L&B Jones / K. Fernandes / K. English
10:30am A&A Cortez / D. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega
5:00pm E. Behrouzi / C. Skinner / S. Joseph / VOL.

Music Ministry 18/19 June 16

6:00pm Mount Zion
8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
5:00pm Footsteps

 


PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

18/19 June Consecration of families to the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary at all weekend masses.
26th June 10:30am Special Mass celebration for St. Peter’s Feast Day

 

ST. PETER’S GRADE 4 CHILDREN
Let us remember in our prayers, the Grade 4 children who will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 4th June at 6:00pm, Sunday 5th June at 10:30am and Sunday 12th June at 10:30am. Please also note that parking may pose a problem at these Masses.

ST.PETER'S FEAST DAY SUNDAY 26TH JUNE 10.30AM
We invite all Parishioners to attend our annual St. Peter's Feast Day Mass on Sunday 26th June at 10:30am. Could all Parish Group Leaders arrange for their banners to be processed in Church at the start of Mass. We also request that everyone bring a plate of finger food to be shared in the hall after Mass.

CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS & THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
The Brothers of Two Hearts will visit our parish on the weekend of 18th and 19th June to consecrate our parish families to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

ROSTERS
Rosters for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are available for collection from the church hall.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
A reminder that he first session of the School of Discipleship commences this Sunday June 5 at 6:00pm in the Community Centre. For those still interested and who would like to register, please call Anita 0411 772 320 or Royden 0426 071 375.

STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL
Stewardship renewal will take place at the end of June. New envelopes will be available for collection on the 18th/19th June. If you would like to change your current pledge or mode of giving, please contact Josephine on 9749 4300, or email stpeters@westnet.com.au or hopperscrossing@cam.org.au on or before 31st May 2016. If you would like to join our Stewardship program, please take a registration card from the foyer, complete the Stewardship side and drop it into the collection bags during Mass or in the Mass offering slot near the sacristy. You can also drop it off at the parish office or give it to Fr. Pius or Deacon Charles after Mass.

REGISTRATION OF PARISHIONERS
If you are not already a parishioner and would like to be registered as one at St Peters, please complete a registration card available from the foyer and as above, drop it in the collection bags during Mass or in the Mass offering slot near the sacristy or at the parish office or give it to Fr. Pius or Deacon Charles after Mass. Please remember that being baptised in this parish or attending Mass regularly does not automatically make a person a parishioner.  The person needs to be registered on our census program.

ST PETERS CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Saturday, 11th June will be the Prayer Group’s 21st Anniversary.  All are invited to celebrate this occasion with them, starting with Prayer & Worship and a Thanksgiving Mass in our church at 11:00am, followed by a light lunch in the hall.

CATHOLIC MISSION APPEAL
The Catholic Mission Appeal will be held next weekend, 11/12 June.  We thank you for your support.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The next Meeting of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will be next Tuesday, the 5th, at 7:30pm in the Parish Community Centre. The room is heated! Any new Members or interested persons are welcome.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

13th June No School for Children – Public Holiday
14th June No School for children – Curriculum Day
24th June Last day of term school finishes at 1:00pm

 

RECENTLY DECEASED:   We pray for Tom Gard, Daphne Flory, Wilfredo Jundic and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES: We pray for Santan Fernandes, Richard Green, Mary Borg, William Keating, Olive,Gerald and Glen Gaffe,  Ken, Allan and Dawn Hartshorn, Rita and Charles Frost, Garnette Derozario, Visitacion Delos Santos,  Erlinda & Yolanda Nombres and Family, and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: We pray for Frank Johnson, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Bienvenido Are, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Flora Hermit, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence, Lucy Zanatta, Lynne Worsley and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters 12 June 16

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 11/12 June May 16

6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 11/12 June 16

6:00pm Davy F. / Josie T. / J. Poppen / Praful A.
  8:30am C Coelho / Kevin McL / L Jones / G Sharman
10:30am N. Costa / Sally DiB / S. Colla / F. Caruana
5:00pm Lydia VS / J&D Etiennette / R. D’Souza

Music Ministry 11/12 June 16

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

 

PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

29th May 10:00am, Procession of Blessed Sacrament followed by 10:30am Mass
18/19 June Consecration of families to the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary at all weekend masses.
26th June 10:30am Special Mass celebration for St. Peter’s Feast Day


HOMILY REFLECTION
To help us reflect on the homily, from now on, at all masses each weekend, there will be one minute’s silence after which the first collection will be taken up. We thank you for your understanding.

MARRIAGE PAPERWORK – OVERSEAS WEDDINGS
If you intend to be married overseas, please contact the parish office to find out details of paperwork and to make an appointment to meet with Fr. Pius six months prior to the marriage. Requirement for overseas weddings is that all paperwork must be completed, signed by the Parish Priest and sent to the Vicar General’s Office for necessary action. All paperwork is then to be sent to the diocese where the marriage is to take place. The overseas diocese will also sign the paperwork and will forward it to the celebrant. Because of this lengthy procedure, it is important that arrangements begin six months prior to the marriage.

CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS & THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
The Brothers of Two Hearts will visit our parish on the weekend of 18th and 19th June to consecrate our parish families to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL
Stewardship renewal will take place at the end of June. New envelopes will be available for collection on the 18th/19th June. If you would like to change your current pledge or mode of giving, please contact Josephine on 9749 4300, or email stpeters@westnet.com.au or hopperscrossing@cam.org.au on or before 31st May 2016. If you would like to join our Stewardship program, please take a registration card from the foyer, complete the Stewardship side and drop it into the collection bags during Mass or in the Mass offering slot near the sacristy. You can also drop it off at the parish office or give it to Fr. Pius or Deacon Charles after Mass.

REGISTRATION OF PARISHIONERS
If you are not already a parishioner and would like to be registered as one at St Peters, please complete a registration card available from the foyer and as above, drop it in the collection bags during Mass or in the Mass offering slot near the sacristy or at the parish office or give it to Fr. Pius or Deacon Charles after Mass. Please remember that being baptised in this parish or attending Mass regularly does not automatically make a person a parishioner.  The person needs to be registered on our census program.

ROSTERS
Rosters for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are available for collection from the church hall.

ST PETERS CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP – PROGRAM FOR NEXT FEW WEEKS

Saturday 4th June 2:00pm to 4:30pm Healing Mass
Saturday 11th June No Prayer Meeting. All are invited to come and celebrate the Prayer Group’s 21st Anniversary with Praise & Worship and a Thanksgiving Mass in our church at 11:00am followed by a light lunch in the hall.


HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Thanks to all those who attended Br. Aneel Aranha's talk on 17 May and for registering with the school. The first session commences on Sunday June 5 at 6:00pm in the Community Centre. For those still interested and who would like to register, please call Anita 0411 772 320 or Royden 0426 071 375.

DOMINI CHORUM
The Welcoming Group choir will now be known as Domini Chorum.  If you would like to join their choir who sing on the fourth Sunday of each month at the 10:30am Mass, they would be very happy to welcome you. Contact the Parish Office for details.

ST. PETER’S GRADE 4 CHILDREN
Let us remember in our prayers, the Grade 4 children who will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 28th May at 6:00pm, Saturday 4th June at 6:00pm, Sunday 5th June at 10:30am and, Sunday 12th June at 10::30am. Please also note that parking may pose a problem at these Masses.

VOLUNTEER AV OPERATOR TRAINING
Matthew Reuter will be conducting a training session on 2nd June from 7:30pm in the Choir Loft. If you would like to attend this training, please leave your name with the Secretary at the parish office on 9749 4300.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

13th June No School for Children – Public Holiday
14th June No School for children – Curriculum Day
24th June Last day of term school finishes at 1:00pm


SR. DOROTHY MAHER
It is with sadness that we announce about the recent passing of Sr. Dorothy Maher who provided spiritual direction to many parishioners in our parish as well as others from nearby parishes, over several years until she became too ill to continue. Please remember Sr. Dorothy in your prayers. May her soul rest in peace.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Sr. Dorothy Maher, Loreta Palitic, Denis Michael Tauro and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Mary Crough, Godwin White, James & Thomas Prathapasinghe, Clarissa Ditan, Agostino & Josephine Cutajar, Hishal & Rusom Shiker and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Frank Johnson, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Bienvenido Are, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Mandy Macri, Michael Vella, Melissa Caroline, Maria Biscombe, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Joseph Vincent, David, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Tom Gard, Flora Hermit, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

 Money Counters 5 June 16

Bill COghlan / Kevin McLoughlin / John Walsh

Readers – 4/5 June May 16

6:00pm Ria Wandersmith
8:30am Rosemary Hibbert
10:30am Giovanna Siccita
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 4/5 June 16

6:00pm L Wandersmith / M Maple / B Farrugia / S D’Silva
  8:30am K. English / K. Fernandes / L&B Jones
10:30am E. Mills / N&R Golaw / V. Firman
5:00pm L. Van Susteren / R&A D’Souza / E. Behrouzi

Music Ministry 4/5 June 16

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