IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
– Stations of the Cross each Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
– The Divine Mercy Novena will start after the Good Friday service.
– Lenten Regulations from the Vicar General have been placed on the noticeboards.
– Project Compassion goes until 15th April 2017. Envelopes and Boxes area available in the church and hall. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
A reminder that Bible Study classes will commence at St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish from this Monday 13th March 2017, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Centre. Classes will be held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. We will be starting with the Gospel of St. Luke and moving to The Acts. The class will be conducted by Royden D’Souza who is currently forming to be a Permanent Deacon. All are welcome. Bring your Bibles and come to experience an interactive study of the Bible. Queries call Royden on 0426 071 375.
The Welcoming Group is pleased to announce that they will have a welcome cuppa for Parishioners
– After the 8:30am Mass every 2nd and 3rd Sunday
– After the 10:30am Mass every 3rd Sunday
They are looking for volunteers to join them so they can cover the morning Masses every Sunday. If you would like to join the group, please contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300.
CHILDRENS SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM –SUNDAY SCHOOL
Classes have begun and are held on Sundays from 9:15am to 10:25am. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.
ROSTERS FOR LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS for the Lenten/Easter period will be available shortly.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH
|Every Friday in Lent||7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass, starting 3rd March.|
|13 Mar 2017||Bible studies commence. Held every 2nd and 4th Monday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Centre|
|21 March||11:00am Anointing/Healing Mass for the Sick followed by a light luncheon.|
|25/26 March||Blessing for Pregnant Mothers and their babies all weekend Masses.|
|6 April||7:30pm Rite II Reconciliation at St. Peter’s Parish.|
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL
|27 Mar 17||2018 Prep Enrolment Information Session, 7:00pm in School|
|31 Mar 17||Last Day Term 1. School finishes 1:00pm|
|18 Apr 17||Term 2 commences 8:45am|
ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL – 2018 PREP ENROLMENTS
An Information Session will be held at St. Peter Apostle School at 7:00pm on Monday, 27th March 2017 for parents interested in enrolling their children at St. Peter Apostle School in 2018. It would be appreciated if children do not attend this meeting due to limited space. During the meeting, parents will have the opportunity to make an appointment for their Enrolment Interview in Term 2.
HELPING YOUNG MEN OF MELBOURNE TO DISCERN THEIR VOCATION
There will be third collection next weekend (March 18/19) at all masses to support Catholic Vocations Melbourne who are sponsoring 12 youth of Melbourne the opportunity to walk the ancient pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago to the tomb of St James the Apostle to step out of their ordinary lives and to dedicate some time to discern their vocation whilst undergoing this pilgrimage. We are asked to donate generously to this worthy cause that can result in increased vocations to the priesthood in Melbourne. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
THE POPE'S INTENTION FOR MARCH
That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
Are you buying Slavery-free Easter Chocolate? The International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) estimates that there are 1.5 million children working in the cocoa sector in West Africa. Many of these children have been enslaved, or forced to work in exploitative conditions. If you buy chocolate featuring one of these three certification symbols you will know that production of the chocolate is okay.
ACTION: Tell at least 5 other people about slavery-free chocolate this week.
FATIMA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: ALL NATIONS MARIAN CENTRE, BACCHUS MARSH
Monday 13 March, 10am–6pm
Ta’ Pinu Shrine, 15 Flanagans Drive, Bacchus Marsh
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, and with the Pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima from Portugal present, this day will pay honour to Mary with a Rosary procession at 10am, confessions and Mass (of the Immaculate Heart) at 11am, prayers, talks and reflections from midday until 4pm, a via doloris walk at 4pm and a concluding Mass (of Mary at the Foot of the Cross) at 5pm.
Details: 5367 7006 or email@example.com
THE CATHOLIC GUY COMES TO WERRIBEE
Monday 27 – Friday 31 March, at 9.45am and 7.30pm St Andrew’s Church, 105 Greaves Street North, Werribee This is an all-ages mission event to inspire you in your faith journey through stories, scripture, music, prayer and reflection, to be presented in morning and evening sessions by ‘The Catholic Guy’, renowned for his deeply powerful and often profoundly funny sessions. There are five evening sessions at 7.30, the first four repeated the following morning at 9.45.
Cost: Free. Donations to defray costs welcome.
Details: Birgit on 9741 4144.
We pray for Fr. Thomas Sheeran, Audrey Michael and Morris Pritchard who died recently.
We pray for the Raymond Linning, Vincent D’Souza, Victor Pereira, Josephine Catania, Joseph Vella, Mary Noronha, George Mangion, Adelina Micallef and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Malcolm Harlow, Loretta Fernando, Leo Mellawa, Rosemary Heenthenna, Mary Ann Perera, Rose Seguna, Maria Voudiotis, Sheila O'Brien, Lloyd Clayburn, Yvonne Clayton and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 19 Mar 17
|L. Vasquez / T. Grisancich / S. D’Silva / L. Dela Cruz / G Sharman|
Readers – 18/19 Mar 17
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 18/19 Mar 17
|6:00pm||Davy F. / M. Nelthropp / S. Martis / Sharon A.|
|8:30am||K. Fernandes / C. Coelho / K. English / VOL|
|10:30am||S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega / A&A Cortez|
|5:00pm||D. Behrouzi / J&D Etiennette / VOLUNTEER|
Music Ministry – 18/19 Mar 17
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|