PARISH NEWS

SPECIAL MASS 7:00PM ON TUESDAY 21 NOV 2017
There will be a Memorial Mass held on Tuesday, 21 November at 7:00pm for the families who have lost loved ones in the past year - from November 2016 to date. Families may bring a photo of the deceased to be placed on a table in the church and Mass will be offered for repose of the souls of our dear departed.

All are welcome to attend the Eucharistic celebration and are requested to bring a plate for shared fellowship in the hall after Mass.

MULTICULTURAL MASS THANK YOU
Fr. Vincent, Dcn. Charles and parishioners thank the Eritrean Community for hosting such a spirit filled and joyful Multicultural Mass on Sunday, 29th October. Heartfelt thanks to the concelebrating priests - Fr.William Matthews sdb and Fr. Joselito Asis, the Multicultural Mass Committee members, Liturgy Team, Altar Servers, the choir, flag bearers, lectors, cantors, special ministers and all the volunteers for their hard work and contribution in making the celebration special.  It is a great joy when we all come together as one Body of Christ and celebrate the love of Christ.  Special thanks also to all the families who prepared and provided the huge banquet of delicious food for everyone to enjoy.  Our sincere thanks to all the volunteers who helped in setting up, serving food and cleaning up.

ROSTERS
Rosters for the Piety Store and Communion to the Sick for December, January and February are now available in the Hall for collection.

CHRISTMAS TREE - ST VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
To help with our Christmas Hampers for people in need in our parish area, please take a tag from the tree at the front of the church and return your gift of food by 10th December. A Christmas card to a family is very welcome as many lonely people do not receive a card at Christmas. Thank you for your generosity.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED once a month after any of the weekend Masses for 15-20 minutes to help in the Piety Store. Please contact Bev on 9749 2388. Thank you.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
Tue 21 Nov 7:00pm Annual Memorial Mass for family members deceased from Nov 2016 to date.

 

STEWARDSHIP CORNER - 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
"
Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour." - MATTHEW 25:13

Many of us have put off doing something because we think we are too busy. We've all said, I'll do it later when I have time. Unfortunately, too many of us apply this attitude to our Faith. Jesus' call is urgent, in the here and now, in your current circumstances. Don't delay, how is God calling you to use your gifts today?

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

CATHOLIC DEAF COLLECTION
There will be a Special Collection at all Masses next weekend 18/19 November for the Catholic Deaf.  We thank you for your generosity.

PARISH YOUTH PROGRAM
Taking off from the Melbourne Archdiocese Year of the Youth Program, our parish intends to start a Youth Program for youth aged between 18 to 29 years commencing December 2017. Initially we are seeking  leaders with experience in working with youth or who have expertise in sports, education, entertainment, music, etc. If you would like to join the leadership team please call Royden on 0426 071 375. Thank You.

CHURCH REFURBISHMENTS
Architects impressions of proposed church refurbishments are in the foyer over this weekend. Kindly peruse.

EUTHANSIA BILL
As you may be aware, the Euthanasia Bill has passed the lower house of the Victorian Parliament. The Bill is still being debated in the Upper House and the numbers are close 22-18. MPs can still be persuaded to change their vote. If you are able to do so, please email or call the following MPs to advise of your opposition to this bill mainly stating that the safeguards provided in the Bill are inadequate and one of the other reasons mentioned below

Hon. Cesar Melham MLC, 231 Hyde Street, Yarraville, VIC 3013. Tel. 9689 6536, email cesar.melhem@parliament.vic.gov.au

Hon Khalil Eideh MLC, Tenancy 2, 80 Carmody Drive, Cairnlea, VIC 3023 Tel. 9363 1644, email khalil.eideh@parliament.vic.gov.au

You can use ONE of the following arguments whilst writing or calling

  • Suicide is always a tragedy. Masking the truth of what is proposed by calling it "assisted dying" is hiding from the reality. Assisting people to kill themselves is a criminal act for good reason. It is too easily open to abuse.
  • Our health system is already under pressure. Caring for people who are seriously ill is demanding and can be costly. I am concerned that when taking a person's life is a cheaper option, medical care will be compromised
  • It is not fair that providing some people a choice to end their life has to come at the cost of the lives of others who die because of the mistakes that are impossible to rule out. It's just too dangerous

Be polite. Be brief. Ask him not to support this bill. Please pray earnestly. The bill can definitely be defeated but we must act now. Thank you for your efforts.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for the two school kids that died in the crash at Sydney, Jason Karawana and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Neville Nettar, Alice Quinless, Audrey & Eric Deniese, Kata, Anton & Nick Siketa, Maria Martella, Salvatore Cilmie, Gabriele Lovisotto, John McCarthy, John Tanti, Gerald Hopeng, Emmanuel Fernando, Vincent Fernando and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O'Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Geff Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney, Virginia Kallio, Edwinda Francisco, Frank Fazio, Alwyn White, Hamish Stott, Marcus Lyngdoh, Elizabeth Slee and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 19 Nov 17

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers - 18/19 Nov 17

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Sibrina Anthony
5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 18/19 Nov 17

  6:00pm H. Durski /S. D'Silva / Praful A. / Michelle N.
  8:30am B. Jones / K. Fernandes / D&J Roga
10:30am L. OrTega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / C. Skinner / G. Siccita

Music Ministry - 18/19 Nov 17

  6:00pm VOLUNTEER
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm AHFI

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

FR. VINCENT'S INSTALLATION MASS will be held on Saturday 11th November at 6:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend this special Mass to officially induct Fr. Vincent as our new Parish Priest. There will be a light supper afterwards so could you all kindly bring a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to share.

SPECIAL MASS ON TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 17
There will be a special Mass held on Tuesday, 21 November at 7:00pm for the families who have lost loved ones during the period from November 2016 to date. Families will be asked to bring a photo of the deceased. The photos will be placed on a table in the church and Mass will be offered for the souls of the deceased. All are welcome to attend Mass and are requested to bring a plate for shared fellowship.

KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS DECEASED MEMBERS' MASS
Will be held on the 8th of November at 7:00pm.  Members are asked to assemble at 6:45pm prior to Mass, with Widows, relatives and parishioners, who are invited to be at this Mass and to stay for refreshments afterwards.

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED once a month after any of the weekend Masses for 15-20 minutes to help in the Piety Store. Please contact Bev on 9749 2388. Thank you.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Please note that this is the last week to return your Christmas / New Year Availability forms. If you have not done so, could you please email or leave it at the Parish Office by Tuesday, 7 November at the latest. Thank you.

PARISH YOUTH PROGRAM
Taking off from the Melbourne Archdiocese Year of the Youth Program, our parish intends to start a Youth Program for youth aged between 16 to 25 years commencing December 2017. Initially we are looking for leaders who have experience in working with youth or have expertise in sports, education, entertainment, music, etc. If you would like to join the leadership team please call Royden on 0426 071 375. Thank You.

REXBAND, LIVE IN AUSTRALIA: AN INSPIRING MISSION Saturday 11 November, 6.30pm-9pm Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf. Rexband is a world-renowned group of young musicians formed in India to bring Christian music to the young people of the world. They have toured Australia previously in 2008 and 2012, and have played at every World Youth Day since 2002. The 2017 Australia-wide tour of the band is a special mission for the band as it is a concert tour involving the Catholic Church - spreading the message of Jesus and celebrating the sheer joy of the Catholic experience, mainly among young people, to energise them in their faith journey. Cost: $50-$100.
Details: Assis on 0410 690 783 or rexband2017Melbourne@gmail.com
Bookings: https://www.cybersystemsperth.com.au

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays 6:15  - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
Wed 8 Nov 7:00pm Knights of the Southern Cross Deceased Members' Mass
Sat 11 Nov 6:00pm Fr. Vincent's Installation Mass
Tue 21 Nov 7:00pm Special Mass for family members deceased from Nov 2016 to date.

 

STEWARDSHIP CORNER - 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME"
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted." - MATTHEW 23:12
Jesus gave His life to serve, not to be served. Putting other's needs before our own needs is a sign of becoming a mature disciple, of following Jesus' example. Humility is really a sign of a strength. By putting other's needs first we declare to the world that we are putting our complete trust in God. When we align our thoughts and actions with God's plan for us, the result is Joy and Peace.

MARRRIAGE PLEBISCITE
Ballot papers for the marriage plebiscite are due by November 7. If you have not sent in your vote, please do so as soon as possible. Our ability to win the plebiscite and preserve family, faith and freedom will hinge on the outcome of this vote.  Please check the poster on the Bulletin Board.

If we vote "YES" in the plebiscite:

  1. Loss of freedom of speech
  2. Loss of freedom of religion
  3. Parents won be able to oppose the radical sex education program ‘Safe Schools.

If we vote "NO" in the plebiscite:

  1. We send a strong message on family, faith and freedom.
  2. Parents can continue to teach their children about their own beliefs about gender, sexuality and marriage.
  3. We win the right to civil debate where political correctness has previously intimidated many into silence.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 12 Nov 17

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers - 11/12 Nov 17

  6:00pm Elaine Dalton
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Lionel D'Cruz
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 11/12 Nov 17

   6:00pm Josie T. / Sharon A. / E. Mills / J. Poppen
   8:30am R. Johnson / C. Coelho / K. English / S. Gomez
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / V. Firman / Sally DiB
   5:00pm S. Joseph / J. Etiennette / E. Behrouzi /VOL

Music Ministry - 11/12 Nov 17

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS


ALL SAINTS DAY
Wednesday 1st November, 2017 - Masses 8:30am & 7 pm

ALL SOULS DAY
Thursday 2nd November, 2017 - Masses 8:30am & 7:00pm

FR. VINCENT'S INSTALLATION MASS will be held on Saturday 11th November at 6:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend this special Mass to officially induct Fr. Vincent as our new Parish Priest. We are pleased to announce that Archbishop Denis Hart will be the Principal Celebrant and Homilist. There will be a light supper afterwards so could you all kindly bring a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to share.

SPECIAL MASS ON TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 17
There will be a special Mass held on Tuesday, 21 November for the families who have lost loved ones during the period from November 2016 to date. Families will be asked to bring a photo of the deceased. The photos will be placed on a table in the church and Mass will be offered for the souls of the deceased. All are welcome to attend Mass and are requested to bring a plate for shared fellowship.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
Wed 1 Nov All Saints Day - Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm
Thu 2 Nov All Souls Day - Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm
Fri 3 Nov First Friday Mass & Adoration 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat 4 Nov Adoration & Healing Mass 2:00pm
Sat 11 Nov 6:00pm Fr. Vincent's Installation Mass


FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION - NOVEMBER 3rd
Conducted by the Alliance of the Two Hearts. Starts with Holy Mass at 7:00pm, followed by an hour with the Blessed Sacrament, then Holy Rosary, Divine Office, Divine Mercy Novena and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome.

FIRST SATURDAY HEALING MASS - NOV 4TH
Fr Pius will celebrate our monthly Healing Mass on Saturday the 4th Nov commencing with Adoration at 2pm followed by Mass.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Can we please request Readers and Communion Ministers to return their Christmas / New Year Availability forms in the coming week so we are able to start on the new roster. Thank you.

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT
There will be a brief presentation at all masses this weekend relating to the Church refurbishment project. You can view the architect's impression of the refurbishments in the church foyer. Suggestions are welcome. Please put these in the Suggestion Box located in the foyer.

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

WORKSHOP
The Year of Youth is an invitation for the whole church in Australia to celebrate young people and create new opportunities to meet the young heart of the Church. This workshop day for parish priests, pastoral associates and parish leaders will explore how your parish can use the Year of Youth to 'open new horizons for spreading joy'. If you would like to be involved in a leadership capacity to help and develop the youth of our parish, contact Royden on 0426 071 375.

PARISH YOUTH PROGRAM
Taking off from the Melbourne Archdiocese Year of the Youth Program, our parish intends to start a Youth Program for youth aged between 16 to 25 years commencing December 2017. Initially we are looking for leaders who have experience in working with youth or have expertise in sports, education, entertainment, music, etc. If you would like to join the leadership team please call Royden on 0426 071 375. Thank You.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR YEAR 3 STUDENTS
We congratulate our year 3 students who have received the sacrament of Reconciliation this week and pray that Christ's light will guide and protect them always.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER - 30th Sunday In Ordinary Time"
You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind." - MATTHEW 22:37.
Do you put other "gods" before God? Is your love of money, power, status or some personal possession greater than your love for God? Do you really recognize that everything you have and everything you are is a gift from God? The good news - it's not too late to put God first in your life in all things.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr. Anthony Guelen, Americo (Sam) Civitareale, Pablito Boniquit, Baby Angel Ta, Raael Ortiz Sierra and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Jason McLoughlin, Florence (Jean) Palmer, Josefino Dabu, Michele, Angela, Salvatore & Liliana Cilmi, Annie Coutinho, Josefa & Benito Hormachuelos, Zenaida Santos, Rita Periera, Angelica de Leon and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O'Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Celine Coelho, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Jess Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney, Virginia Kallio, Edwinda Francisco, Frank Fazio  and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 5 Nov 17

Kevn McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers - 4/5 Nov 17

  6:00pm Sharon D'Silva
  8:30am Les Jones
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 4/5 Nov 17

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / S. Martis / E. Dalton / VOL
  8:30am G Sharman / B Jones / Karen F. / D. Hankins
10:30am S. Sipilliano / N&R Golaw / M. Naufahu
  5:00pm M&D Etiennette / G. Siccita / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry - 4/5 Nov 17

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

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

THANK YOU FROM FR. PIUS
I wish to thank you my dear parishioners, for the beautiful farewell you bid me and for your generous gifts. My thanks also to Karen Wilson, teachers, staff, students and parents for the lovely Mass, presentation, wishes and gifts. I am overwhelmed with your love and care and thank you for everything: your support in my ministry while I was there, for celebrating my farewell Masses with the school community and parish community with such love, for making my final Mass as parish priest special and for even making sure that a convoy came along to Corio when I left Hoppers Crossing. You have given me many treasured memories.  THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

CONGRATULATIONS DEACON CHARLES
Congratulations Deacon Charles on reaching 5 years of being a Deacon on Friday, 27 October 2017. We thank you for assisting Fr. Pius over the past years in guiding us in our faith journey and we know that you will continue to do the same with Fr. Vincent. We thank you for your total commitment and the many hours you put in each week to ensure that so many needs of our church are met: inspiring and faith filled homilies, baptism formation and ceremonies, attending various meetings - to name a few.  We thank Kathleen and your family for supporting you in this vital role you play in our parish. We take delight in seeing your smiling face in church and hearing the homilies you deliver with such conviction, helping us to be routed in our faith in trying times as the present. We thank you and assure you of our prayers for abundant blessings for you and your family.

MULTICULTURAL MASS REHEARSAL
Please note that the rehearsal for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Friday, 27 October 2017 at 7:15 pm in the church. All participating in the Liturgy are requested to attend. Kindly make note that this year the rehearsal is not on Saturday.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues in the Community Centre at 7:00 pm on Monday (Oct 23). We are at Luke Ch 19 v 11. Please come for an in interactive study of the bible. All are welcome. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
A 3rd collection will be taken up this weekend for World Mission Sunday. We thank you for your support.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Can we please request Readers and Communion Ministers to return their Christmas / New Year Availability forms in the next couple of weeks so we are able to start on the new roster. Thank you.

FINAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE JUBILEE CROSS
This Cross was blessed in February this year by Archbishop Hart and was in our parish on the weekend of 16/17 September. Rediscover flyers with more information regarding the celebrations are available in the foyer for parishioners to pick up. At a time when newsfeeds are littered with stories of division and disunity, Melbourne's Christians are gearing up for a huge event bringing thousands of people together. They may be diverse in style and tradition, but Melbourne's churches are united by their love for Jesus and their desire to release God's love and hope across the city! To be held on Saturday 28 October from 2pm to 7pm at Federation Square and St Paul's Cathedral, Rediscover is timed to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Victoria. The packed schedule includes hymn singing with international and culturally diverse choirs singing in their native tongues, a multi-denominational gathering of prayer for Melbourne, a rally of thousands of Christians carrying the cross down Swanston St., a hope-filled message from the Reverend Tim Costello, and a vibrant, high-energy expression of praise and worship. Federation Square will have marquees and interactive encounters, activities and entertainment – all focussed around the theme of unity, celebration and hope. The event will be an amazing outpouring of love for our city that's suitable for people of all ages and musical preferences!

Our prayer group will be there all afternoon, so there will be no prayer meeting on the day.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
22 Oct Children Sacramental Program Confirmation at 10.30am Mass
29 Oct Multicultural Mass

 

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

CONFIRMATION, 10:30AM MASS, 22 OCT 16
We are very happy to welcome our Regional Bishop Most Rev Mark Edwards OMI who is here to confirm the 19 children from the Sunday School Programme at the 10:30am Mass this Sunday, 22nd October. We would also like to congratulate the children who are being confirmed and pray that the Holy Spirit will be their constant companion and guide them always.

WORKSHOP
The Year of Youth is an invitation for the whole church in Australia to celebrate young people and create new opportunities to meet the young heart of the Church. This workshop day for parish priests, pastoral associates and parish leaders will explore how your parish can use the Year of Youth to "open new horizons for spreading joy". If you would like to be involved in a leadership capacity to help and develop the youth of our parish, contact Royden on 0426 071 375.

GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times e.g. bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. Good Samaritan ministry offers a confidential service by volunteers drawn mainly from the parish community. The ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action, and the chance to grow and learn in relating to others. Our next meeting is from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday October 26 in the Community Centre. Your commitment to the ministry is just 2 hours a fortnight. If you would like to join the ministry, please call Anita on 0411 772 320 or come along to our meeting on October 26.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Concepcion Villadelgado and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Glen Maple, Sylvester Surrao, Fr. Exequil Oropesa, Joseph Spiteri, Sam Bonnici, Sylvia Schucroft, P.K.Jose, Rosario Adolfo Rosas, Anthony, Engaltina, Rafayel, Monik, Rosamariya, Darmadasa, Tesera, Michael Smith, Waclaw, John, Feliksa, Vojciech, Vladyslava, Angelo & Josipa Toncic, Sime & Kristina Ukota, Lilian Flynn, Josephine Deguara and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Jess Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney, Virginia Kallio, Americo (Sam) Civitareale, Edwinda Francisco and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 Money Counters 28/29 Oct 17

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / Grace Sharman

Readers - 28/29 Oct 17

  6:00pm Wilfred D'Cruz
  8:30am Sunio Vaz
10:30am MULTICULTURAL MASS
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 28/29 Oct 17

  6:00pm Davy F. / Praful A. / H. Durski / Josie T.
  8:30am B Jones / C Coelho / G Sharman / Rayleen J
10:30am MULTICULTURAL MASS
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / E. Bherouzi / S. Joseph

Music Ministry - 28/29 Oct 17

  6:00pm Filiorum Dei
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am MULTICULTURAL MASS
  5:00pm

Youth Band

 

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

FR. VINCENT JOHN CMI
We warmly welcome you into our St Peter's community dear Fr. Vincent John and we look forward to our faith journey with you as our shepherd.

ROSARY DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
A reminder that during the month of October, the Rosary is recited daily in the Church at the following times:
Monday to Friday - after Morning Mass and in the evening at 6:30pm
Saturday - 8:40am prior to the 9:15am Mass
Sunday - 8:10am, prior to the 8.30am Mass
ALL WELCOME

URGENT REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS
We are in urgent need of volunteers to take Communion to our Sick and "Shut-In" parishioners who can no longer attend Mass at church. If you are able to assist in this very worthy cause we need your HELP urgently. Please leave your details and availability with the Parish Secretary on 9749 4300. You will only be required once a month on a Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday. Thank you.

MULTICULTURAL MASS REHEARSAL
Please note that the rehearsal for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Friday, 27 October 2017 at 7:15 pm in the church. All participating in the Liturgy are requested to attend. Kindly make note that this year the rehearsal is not on Saturday.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Can we please request Readers and Communion Ministers to return their Christmas / New Year Availability forms in the next couple of weeks so we are able to start on the new roster. Thank you.

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
There will be a fundraising Sausage Sizzle after all Masses this weekend.  Margaret will be more than happy to accept any help. Thank you for your support.

ARCHDIOCESAN OFFICE FOR YOUTH WORKSHOP
The Year of Youth is an invitation for the whole church in Australia to celebrate young people and create new opportunities to meet the young heart of the Church. This workshop day for parish priests, pastoral associates and parish leaders will explore how your parish can use the Year of Youth to 'open new horizons for spreading joy'. Saturday 21 October 2017 at 9:30am at the Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. If you are Interested please contact Royden Dsouza on 0426 071 375.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
A 3rd collection will be taken up on the Weekend of 21/22 October for World Mission Sunday. We thank you for your support.

VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL
Please pray and act after reading the second Pastoral Letter that the Bishops of Victoria have released regarding the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill that has been introduced to parliament and will be debated next week.  A copy of this letter is enclosed with the bulletin for you to take home.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
14/15 Oct Fundraising Sausage Sizzle after all Masses
22 Oct Children Sacramental Program Confirmation at 10.30am Mass
29 Oct Multicultural Mass


STEWARDSHIP CORNER - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
My God will supply whatever you need.... - PHILIPPIANS 4:19
God really does provide for those who are grateful and generous. This is very difficult for people that don't live a stewardship lifestyle to believe. People are skeptical and say it's just coincidence. If you are skeptical, try living a stewardship lifestyle for just one month - be generous with your gifts of time, talent and treasure and see how God provides for your needs.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Open Day Wednesday 8 November, 2017

  • Study options, Library/Building tour, Refreshments
  • Two programs: 4:30pm - 6:30pm or 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Bookings essential

RSVP Jenny Delahunt by Friday 3 November 9412 3314 Email: jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au. 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

2018 SEMESTER ONE UNITS THAT MAY ASSIST PASTORAL DEVELOPMENT
BS1001C - The Biblical World: Texts and Traditions weekly classes
CH2200C - The Church in Australia (weekly classes)
DS1001C - Christian Spirituality A: Patristic & Medieval Authors (weekly classes)
DL1000C - Introduction to Liturgy (weekly classes)
DP1002C - Pastoral Studies II: Pastoral Care & Spiritual Leadership (weekly classes)
DS8600C - Meditation in the Christian Tradition (Saturday Intensive)
DT8632C - Human Ageing: Theological and Spiritual Perspectives (Saturday Intensive)

RECENTLY DECEASED:
We pray for Pamela Boother, Martin John Lopez and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:
We pray for Fr. Donald Lorensz, Sylvester Surrao, David Miller, Nicholas Dias, Roy Jacob, Carmel de Silva, Lorenz La Brooy, Sheran Martin, Chandra Francis, Peter D'Lima, Camilo Ferrer Sr and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK:
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O'Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Jess Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney, Virginia Kallio and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS


Money Counters 15 Oct 17

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers - 14/15 Oct 17

  6:00pm Matthew Reuter
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 14/15 Oct 17

  6:00pm S. D'Silva / Sharon A. / Davy F. / Michelle N.
  8:30am K. English / K. Fernandes / B&J Thomas
10:30am L Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / S. Joseph / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry 14/15 Oct 17

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

FR. VINCENT JOHN CMI
We warmly welcome into our St Peter's community Fr Vincent John who will be our parish priest from the 11th October 2017 onwards. We look forward to our faith journey with him as our shepherd.

FR. PIUS KODAKKATHANATH VC
Our heartfelt thanks to our dear Fr Pius for the wonderful shepherd that he was to us these past seven years and we wish him many blessings as he continues his ministry in Corio/Lara.

ROSARY DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
To commemorate the Feast of Our Lady of The Rosary, during the month of October, the Rosary will be recited daily in the Church at the following times:
Monday to Friday - after Morning Mass and at 6:30pm
Saturday - 8:40am prior to the 9:15am Mass
Sunday - 8:10am, prior to the 8.30am Mass
ALL WELCOME

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues in the Community Centre at 7:00pm on Monday Oct. 9. We are at Luke Ch 19 v 11. Please come for an in interative study of the bible. All are welcome. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP resumes on Sunday October 15 at 6:15pm in the Community Centre.

VENERATION OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA - FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER
To mark the 100th Anniversary of the 6th Fatima Apparition, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration all day in the Church side Chapel from 8:00am until 7:30pm. Kindly note that the Rosary will be recited after the 8:30am Mass and again in the evening at 6:30pm. It was at this final Apparition that the Miracle of the Sun witnessed by 70,000 people, occurred. Pope Francis has offered a Plenary Indulgence for those who venerate the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima in a public place on that day, subject to the usual conditions (see notice board in hall). All Welcome.

50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Congratulations to Jan & Bogumila Balchan on their fiftieth wedding anniversary. May God continue to shower his blessings on you and your family for many more years to come.

PIETY STORE
Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
There will be a fundraising Sausage Sizzle after all Masses next weekend.  Margaret will be more than happy to accept any help. Thank you for your support.

STEWARDHIP CORNER - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The stone the builders rejected has become the corner stone - MATTHEW 21:42
Jesus was the corner stone and He was rejected by the religious and political leaders of his day, as well as ordinary citizens. Living a stewardship lifestyle may cause you to be "rejected" by others in today's society. For example, saying grace before a meal in a restaurant may attract some strange looks from some. But to others it is sign that God is alive and well!

MULTICULTURAL MASS REHEARSAL
Please note that the rehearsal for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Friday, 27 October 2017 at 7:15 pm in the church. All participating in the Liturgy are requested to attend. Kindly make note that this year the rehearsal is not on Saturday.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
11 Oct Fr. Pius leaves after morning Mass and Fr. Vincent John arrives midday
14/15 Oct Fundraising Sausage Sizzle after all Masses
22 Oct Children Sacramental Program Confirmation at 10.30am Mass
29 Oct Multicultural Mass

 


READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Can we please request Readers and Communion Ministers to return their Christmas/New Year Availability forms in the next couple of weeks so we are able to start on the new roster. Thank you.

ARCHDIOCESAN OFFICE FOR YOUTH WORKSHOP
The Year of Youth is an invitation for the whole church in Australia to celebrate young people and create new opportunities to meet the young heart of the Church. This workshop day for parish priests, pastoral associates and parish leaders will explore how your parish can use the Year of Youth to 'open new horizons for spreading joy'. Saturday 21 October 2017 at 9:30am at the Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. If you are Interested please contact Royden Dsouza on 0426 071 375.

MARCH FOR THE BABIES
On October 10, 2008, the Victorian Parliament passed the Abortion Law Reform Act, one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world. This law eliminated all legal protection for Victorian children until the moment of birth. On Saturday October 7 at 1:00pm, defenders of the unborn will march from Treasury Gardens to Parliament House to express our solidarity with the unborn and their mothers.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Frank Crabb, Peter Nguyen Ho Thanh Tan, Barbara Lloyd Williams, Charles Azzopardi, Rita Canale, John Tanti and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Frank Davidson, Wayne Steward, Mary & Charles Batties, Lisa, Connie, Anthony & Mary Spiteri, Purita Besa, Teklu Ayam, Eritrean, Nicholas Dias, Francisco, Carmen & Bernardo Callo, Pablo Isip and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O'Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Ari Casanova, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Jess Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters 15 Oct 17

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 14/15 Oct 17

  6:00pm Matthew Reuter
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 14/15 Oct 17

  6:00pm S. D’Silva / Sharon A. / Davy F. / Michelle N.
  8:30am K. English / K. Fernandes / B&J Thomas 
10:30am L OrTega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / S. Joseph / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry 14/15 Oct 17

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

THANK YOU AND FAREWELL FROM FR. PIUS

My dear Parishioners,

As I write this letter to you, I am filled with mixed emotions.  My heart is  filled  with  Praise  and  Thanks  to  our  God  for  having  given  me  the opportunity to be your
parish priest and for the treasured memories that I have been blessed with
these past seven years with you all.  I am filled with gratitude and  thank our Archbishop Denis Hart for making it possible for me to minister in Australia  from Feb 2010.  I am very thankful to His Grace for entrusting the care of this parish to  me and appointing me parish priest in January 2011.  Each one of you has played a great  part in graciously accepting the cultural differences and helping me serve you.  Together  we have achieved many things in our parish, have grown in our journey of faith and have  glorified God at all times.

Your love of the Lord, generosity and trust gave me the encouragement and great delight  to serve God by serving you.  We grew day by day as a faith filled community with various  devotions  and  ministries  in  our  church,  becoming  a  very  vibrant  and  loving   parish community. You have alI been generous with your giving in our Stewardship program,  helping us to pay up the parish debts and purchase an asset for our parish to ensure safe  financial standings for maintaining the church. It is this generosity of your time and  talents and untiring support that has helped me in the past seven years to be able to  accomplish various projects in our parish:

  • Provide heating and cooling so that all of us, especially the elderly and young  children are able to worship in a comfortable atmosphere without having to worry  about the wintry or hot conditions outside.
  • Refurbish the church and change the lighting to improve the aesthetics of the  sanctuary as well as to make it more energy efficient thereby cutting down power  costs.
  • Road signs to church and school.
  • Followed up with the council to repair the footpath adjacent to the church.
  • Install  projectors  on  both  sides  of  the  church  to  enable  visibility  of  what  is projected to all, no matter where you are seated.
  • Works carried out to improve the sound system.
  • Refurbishment of the toilets in the Hall.
  • Three television screens have been installed in the Hall so that families gathered  there for Mass, especially on feast days when there is a huge crowd, are able to  see the Altar in the two screens that are on either side. The screen in the middle  allows them to view the prayers, lyrics, etc. that are projected.
  • The current project to refurbish the Foyer and Church and Adoration Chapel is  pending the approval of the Archbishop.  On receipt of the approval, work will  commence under the leadership of the new parish priest.  This is being funded  from parish funds and does not require a loan - your faithful giving and the  wisdom of the Parish Finance Team has made all this possible without going into  debt.  We are in a very healthy financial status, Praise God!
  • We have also carried out repairs and maintenance to the Presbytery.

While these projects keep the structure of our parish in good health, the spirituality of  our parish, which is most dear to me, has been in excellent health, I should say, because  of your ardent desire to serve God and readiness to say yes to me whenever any liturgical  events had to be introduced or accomplished.  Each of you offer your services in the  various ministries, be it in the preparation and decoration of the altar, making sure the  purifiers and other linen used for Mass is laundered and clean, welcoming, singing in the  choir, reading at Mass, helping with communion at Mass, taking communion to the sick  and house bound, altar serving, organising and helping in the collections, setting up for  Mass or adoration, money counting on the weekends, banking, volunteering in the parish  office, cleaning, gardening, maintenance, the list goes on and on....Your wholehearted  and cheerful service has enriched our spiritual journey.  It has helped me fulfil my desire  as a priest to be able to lead you all on a fervent faith journey, learning to love Jesus  above all and to love each other like the Lord himself.

My prayer for you all my wonderful parishioners and for myself is that, wherever the Lord  takes us, may we continue this journey of faith and draw nearer to Christ each day.      Moreover, I thank you for showing your love, care and concern for me and considering  me as one of your dear family members.  While I am sad to take leave, I thank God for  giving me this huge treasure of knowing you all and experiencing God's love through each  one of you.  St Peters will always have a treasured place in my heart. May God continue to bless you and your families abundantly with every blessing so that  you will continue your good works and honour our Triune God in the years to come.  I am  sure you will welcome your new Parish Priest Fr Vincent John with the  same love and care and pray that you will all continue to be a loving family.

With Christ's love and abundant blessings,
Fr Pius.

FR. PIUS
A collection for Fr. Pius will be taken up during all masses this weekend. For those who are not here and would still like to contribute, please place your contribution in an envelope marked "Fr. Pius" on any of the weekends prior to 7/8 October and drop it into the collection bag. There will be a farewell Mass for Fr. Pius on 8 Oct at 10:30am. We ask parishioners to kindly bring a plate of food to share after Mass when we will present Fr. Pius with our gift of gratitude.

Please note that Fr. Pius is away until 29 September. There will be Communion Service on weekday mornings. Fr Manoj will celebrate the 7:00pm Mass on Wednesday and Fr. Peter Carrucan is celebrating all Masses this weekend.

FR. VINCENT JOHN CMI
We warmly welcome into our St. Peter's community, Fr. Vincent John who will be our parish priest from the 11th October 2017 onwards. Fr. Vincent is currently parish priest at St. Agnes Parish in Highett.

ROSARY DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
To commemorate the Feast of Our Lady of The Rosary, during the month of October, the Rosary will be recited daily in the Church at the following times:
- Monday to Friday at 6:30pm
- Saturday, prior to the 9:15am Mass
- Sunday, after the 8.30am Mass
ALL WELCOME

MARCH FOR THE BABIES
On October 10, 2008, the Victorian Parliament passed the Abortion Law Reform Act, one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world. This law eliminated all legal protection for Victorian children until the moment of birth. On Saturday October 7 at 1:00pm, defenders of the unborn will march from Treasury Gardens to Parliament House to express our solidarity with the unborn and their mothers.

EXCITING NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL
On Monday 18th Sep St. Peter's students participated in the Wakakirri Award Ceremony at Hamer Hall. They competed in a heat against 7 other schools at the start of September. After the heat performance they won the Best Adapted Story, then got invited to perform at the Awards night. Following Monday night’s performance, they won the best adapted story in Victoria. The performance now goes on to be judged against the winners of other States in Australia and they have a chance to become National champions. Wakakirri is a competition where children are asked to present a story through drama and dance. This story is told in a seven minute presentation with a backing track and in full costume and makeup.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL 

9 Oct No School - CURRICULUM DAY
10 Oct Term 4 commences 8:45am

 

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues Monday, 25 September at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch. 18 v37. All are welcome. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE ROSTERS, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS for September, October and November are now available for collection in the Hall.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
18 - 29 Sep Fr. Pius will be away.
6 Oct 7:00pm to 10:00pm First Friday Mass & Adoration
7 Oct 2:00 - 4:30pm Adoration & Healing Mass
8 Oct 10:30am Farewell Mass for Fr. Pius. Please bring a plate of food to share after Mass.
11 Oct Fr. Pius leaves and Fr. Vincent John arrives

Come and see the new Catholic Musical MAGDALENE - A WANTON SAINT Oct 4 to 7 at 7:00pm daily and Matinee Saturday 1:00pm at Renaissance Theatre, 826 High St, Kew in the Kew High School. Ph. 8692 0360 or www.trybooking.com/QZMG. An Inspiring Musical about the Grace of God and the transformation of Mary Magdalene from a fallen woman to one of the Church's greatest saints.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Patricio Lee Capinig, John Robert Lopez, Rita Canale and John Tanti and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Elena Tasso, John Henry and Thomas Ryan and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Ari Casanova, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Jess Grech and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 1 Oct 17

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers - 30 Sep/1 Oct 17

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am Buxton Thomas
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 30 Sep/1 Oct 17

  6:00pm H. Durski / Praful A. / S. Martis / E. Mills
  8:30am J. Thomas / K. Fernandes / C. Coelho / D. Hankins
10:30am S. Sipilliano / N&R Golaw / N. Costa
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / S. Joseph / Volunteer

Music Ministry - 30 Sep/1 Oct 17

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

FR. PIUS
As you are aware, our beloved Fr. Pius will be leaving us to go to Corio on 11th October. We will take up a collection for Fr. Pius on the weekend of 23/24 September. If you are going to be away on that weekend and would still like to contribute, please place your contribution in an envelope marked "Fr. Pius" on any of the weekends prior to 7/8 October and drop it into the collection bag. There will be a farewell Mass for Fr. Pius on 8 Oct at 10:30am. We ask parishioners to kindly bring a plate of food to share after Mass when we will present Fr. Pius with our gift of gratitude.

Please note that Fr. Pius will be away from 18 to 29 September. There will be Communion Service on weekday mornings. Fr Manoj will celebrate the 7:00pm Mass on Wednesdays and Fr Peter Carrucan will celebrate the weekend Masses.

FR. VINCENT JOHN CMI
We warmly welcome into our St Peter's community Fr Vincent John who will be our parish priest from the 11th October 2017 onwards. Fr Vincent is currently parish priest at St Agnes Parish in Highett.

JUBILEE CROSS, SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
Parishioners are invited to join the Jubilee Cross Procession after the 8.30am Mass on Sunday. The route for the procession is from St. Peter's to Guinane Ave. / Smeaton Ave. / Baggot Dr. / Guinane Ave., returning to St. Peter's. You are all invited to join us for lunch which will be provided after the 10:30am Mass.

MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING
The final planning meeting for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Saturday, 23 September 2017 at 10:15am in the meeting room off the church hall.  All are welcome to attend.

GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times e.g. bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. Good Samaritan ministry offers a confidential service by volunteers drawn mainly from the parish community. The ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action, and the chance to grow and learn in relating to others. If you would like a visit from any of our team or would like to join the ministry, please call Anita on 0411 772 320.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL

22 Sep End of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm
  9 Oct No School - CURRICULUM DAY
10 Oct Term 4 commences 8:45am

 

Come and see the new Catholic Musical MAGDALENE - A WANTON SAINT Oct 4 to-7 at 7:00pm daily and Matinee Saturday 1:00pm at Renaissance Theatre, 826 High St, Kew in the Kew High School. Ph. 8692 0360 or www.trybooking.com/QZMG. An Inspiring Musical about the Grace of God and the transformation of Mary Magdalene from a fallen woman to one of the Church's greatest saints.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE ROSTERS, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS for September, October and November are now available for collection in the Hall.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
18 - 29 Sep Fr. Pius will be away.
8 Oct 10:30am Farewell Mass for Fr. Pius. Please bring a plate of food to share after Mass.
11 Oct Fr. Pius leaves and Fr. Vincent John arrives

 

CELEBRATING GOD'S WORD IN THE FAMILY - WORKSHOPS FOR PRAYING AND PLAYING THE GOSPELS AT HOME

Thursday 21 September, 7:30pm at Our Lady of Victories Basilica, Parish Hall, 548 Burke Road, Camberwell. Pauline Books & Media invite you to participate in concurrent workshops that will help families discover how they can engage with the gospel stories at home. Sharon Freeman's workshop for parents aims to encourage and enable adults to share Bible stories creatively with children in the home. Catherine Place will engage children themselves to discover creative and playful activities that bring the stories of the Bible to life. The session will finish by 8:30pm so bring children along.

Details and RSVP attention Sr. Joanna melbourne@paulinebooks.com.au or call 0403 175 251.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rita Canale, John Tanti, Tom Merritt, Fr. Thomas Carra, Marris Cassar, Julietha Fernandes, Ben Halge and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Rosy Dsouza Michele Scrofani, Tolentino Pedayo, Irene & David Matheson, Harry Thomas Smith, William McLoughlin, George Weerakoon, Vera Saerang, Tony Carvalho and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O'Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Kristian Romois, Robert Hart, Karen Norris, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D'Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Barbara Grogan, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner, Charlie Xerxin, Melissa Caroline, Ralf Milone, Megan Rowe, Sean Donaldson, Jeff Grech, Crispin Garcia, Lyn Worsley, Lorraine Gill, Linda Collins, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmel Negline, Yolanda Satur, Ari Casanova, Carmen Sherri and all who are ill in our Parish

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 24 Sep 17

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers - 23/24 Sep 17

  6:00pm Sharon D'Silva
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 23/24 Sep 17

  6:00pm J. Poppen / B. Farrugia / M. Nelthropp / M. Maple
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / L. Jones / VOL
10:30am M&Z D'Mello / C. Morcom / S. DiBenedetto
  5:00pm I. Simangan / A. Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / VOL

Music Ministry - 23/24 Sep 17

  6:00pm Filiorum Dei
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ

 

 

PARISH NEWS


FR.
PIUS
As you are aware, our beloved Fr. Pius will be leaving us to go to Corio on 11th October. We will take up a collection for Fr. Pius on the weekend of 23/24 September. If you are going to be away on that weekend and would still like to contribute, please place your contribution in an envelope marked “Fr. Pius” on any of the weekends prior to 7/8 October and drop it into the collection bag. There will be a farewell Mass for Fr. Pius on 8 Oct at 10:30am. We ask parishioners to kindly bring a plate of food to share after Mass when we will present Fr. Pius with our gift of gratitude.

Please note that Fr. Pius will be away from 18 to 29 September. There will be Communion Service on weekday mornings. Fr Manoj will celebrate the 7:00pm Mass on Wednesdays and Fr Peter Carrucan will celebrate the weekend Masses.

FR. VINCENT JOHN CMI
We warmly welcome into our St Peter’s community Fr. Vincent John who will be our parish priest from the 11th October 2017 onwards. Fr. Vincent is currently parish priest at St. Agnes Parish in Highett.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE ROSTERS, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS for September, October and November are now available for collection in the Hall.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 – 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
11 Sep 7:00pm Baptism Formation Meeting in church.
16 Sep Thank you – Altar Servers and Youth leaders
14-17 Sep Jubilee Cross will visit our parish.

 

INVITING ALL ALTAR SERVERS
Fr Pius and Deacon Charles wish to thank all Altar Servers for your wonderful work in our parish.  You are all invited to Mass at 6pm on Saturday the 16th September and for a meal thereafter in the Hall.

RSVP call or email parish office: 7th September for catering purposes.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING MONDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER
The next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on Monday, 11 September at 7:00pm in the church.

MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING
The final planning meeting for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Saturday, 23 September 2017 at 10:15am in the meeting room off the church hall.  All are welcome to attend.

GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times e.g. bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. Good Samaritan ministry offers a confidential service by volunteers drawn mainly from the parish community. The ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action, and the chance to grow and learn in relating to others. If you would like a visit from any of our team or would like to join the ministry, please call Anita on 0411 772 320.

THE JUBILEE CROSS
The Jubilee Cross will be in the Wyndham region at St. Peters, St. James and St. Andrews from 14 night to 24 September, and in our parish from 14 to 17 September.

Instructions for Procession, Saturday 16 September
No more than 30 people at one time as per council regulation so we are trying to work out crowd management. 10 KNK members will accompany the cross – 2 leading, 2 at the back guiding, 2 to answer queries, 4 in proximity of cross to offer prayers. We will walk at a pace where we cover 1 km in 40 minutes.

Route for Saturday
St Peter’s/Guinane Ave/Crowe St/Heaths Rd/Morris Rd/Hoppers Lane/Mercy Hospital
Return via
Hoppers Lane/Morris Rd/Hogans Rd/Derrimut Rd/Heaths Rd/Crowe St/Guinane Ave/St. Peter’s

Start soon after Mass from church. Mater Dolorosa will take the cross for the first km.  First stop Mossfiel skate park, Heaths Rd for about 1/2 hour to sing and pray with people if any should approach.  Continue to Railway Station stopping for 1/2 hour. Cross the road to Mercy.  On return from Mercy, Filoz will join at Morris Rd and will walk up to Hogans Rd. Stop for lunch at park (please bring your own lunch). Carry on, stopping near Plaza and return in time for the 6pm Mass.

So it depends on how long parishioners want to participate in the walk and how many are willing to carry the cross.  Two persons are required to carry the cross - men, women or children. If children are too small, they will hold the cross at the back while adults take the weight. If unable to join on Saturday, there will be a short procession on Sunday after 8.30 Mass returning in time for a special Mass on Sunday 17 Sept at 10:30am followed by lunch. All are invited.

Route for Sunday
St Peter’s/Guinane Ave/Smeaton Ave/Baggot Dr/Guinane Ave/St. Peter’s.

Please contact parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au if you wish to carry the cross.

Program details for St. James and St. Andrews are on the noticeboard and in the pamphlets.

MAGDALENE – A WANTON SAINT
Come and see the new Catholic Musical MAGDALENE – A WANTON SAINT Oct 4 to-7 at 7:00pm daily and Matinee Saturday 1:00pm at Renaissance Theatre, 826 High St, Kew in the Kew High School.

Ph. 8692 0360 or www.trybooking.com/QZMG. An Inspiring Musical about the Grace of God and the transformation of Mary Magdalene from a fallen woman to one of the Church’s greatest saints.

CATHOLIC PARENTS SEMINAR
Tuesday 12 September, 8.45am–1pm
Sts. Peter and Paul's Church, Parish Hall, 377 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne
Passing on the faith to your children is not only a great joy and responsibility but also a great challenge in our secular culture. This seminar will present three talks for Catholic parents to inspire and encourage. Subjects are ‘Parenting for purity’, ‘How to keep your kids Catholic’ and ‘Vibrant faith in a secular age’. Speakers are visiting theology professor from Denver, Colorado, Dr Edward Sri, theologian and author Dr Conor Sweeney from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, and vibrant young theology graduate Simon Carrington. There will be a creche available and lunch will be available for purchase. Registration:www.tinyurl.com/melbcps.
Details: johnsmyth@parousiamedia.com Cost: Donation

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Shane Lockwood, Ben Halge and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Norma Lord, Raymond Linning, Vera Fernandes, Afra & Isdonio Fernandes, Judith & Sebastian D'Cruz, Mary Davidson, Renato Bernardo, Sebastiano Siccita, Vincenza Siccita, Kathleen Alexander, Paul Hallinan, Ted Hallinan, Violeta Teng, Yolanda D'Roseand, Annie de Hoedt, Carmen & Claude La Brooy, Tyrone van Dort, Dora Muller, Rev. Sr. Mary Maurice, Rev. Fr. Austin Beocchi, Sheran Martin, Lorenz La Brooy, Ronald Ephraums, Sebastina Subramaniam, Brenda Arnolda, Beatrice Blackett, Rev. Fr. Nereus, Trevor Candappa, Doyne Kern, Ari Casanova, Camilo & Encarnacion Estepa, Erlinda Estipular, Alanita Carpio and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Kristian Romois, Robert Hart, Karen Norris, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Barbara Grogan, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner, Charlie Xerxin, Melissa Caroline, Ralf Milone, Joyce D’Rozario, Megan Rowe, Sean Donaldson, Jeff Grech, Crispin Garcia, Lyn Worsley, Lorraine Gill, Linda Collins, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmel Negline, Yolanda Satur and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 17 Sep 17

L. Vasquez / T. Grisancich / S. D’Silva / L. De La Cruz

Readers – 16/17 Sep 17

6:00pm Jennifer Reuter
8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Maria Naufahu
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 16/17 Sep 17

6:00pm J. Tramontana / Sharon A. / S. Martis / E. Dalton
  8:30am B. Jones / K. Fernandes / D&J Roga
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
5:00pm J&D Etiennette / S. Joseph / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry 16/17 Sep 17

6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
5:00pm AHFI


 

 

PARISH NEWS


A BLESSING FOR ALL FATHERS
 

God our Father, we give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old.

We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation; May they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.

We pray for our own fathers around the world whose children are lost or suffering; May they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.

We pray for men who are not fathers, but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice.

We remember fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers who are no longer with us, but who live forever in our memories and nourish us

with their love.

Amen

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
31 Aug to 8 Sep Nativity of Our Lady Novena – see bulletin and notice boards for details.
11 Sep 7:00pm Baptism Formation Meeting in church.
14 to 17 Sep Jubilee Cross will visit our parish.

 

INVITING ALL ALTAR SERVERS
Fr Pius and Deacon Charles wish to thank all Altar Servers for your wonderful work in our parish.  You are all invited to Mass at 6pm on Saturday the 16th September and for a meal thereafter in the Hall. RSVP call or email parish office: 7th September for catering purposes.

There will be a 3rd Collection this weekend for the PRIESTS RETIREMENT FOUNDATION. We thank you for your generosity.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE ROSTERS, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS for September, October and November are now available for collection in the Hall.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN will be held on Sunday 10th September at 10:30am. Please remember these children in your prayers. Parking may be a problem at this mass.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING CHANGED
Please note that as we have the Novena to our Lady (Feast of Nativity) from 31st August to 8th September, the Baptism Formation meeting for next month will be held on the second Monday, 11 September at 7:00pm in the church.

THE JUBILEE CROSS
The Jubilee Cross which is travelling to various parishes in Victoria since February this year, will be in our parish from 14 to 17 September. The Cross will be taken in procession on Heaths, Morris, Hogans and Derrimut road during its time in our parish. If anyone wishes to carry the cross, please contact Josephine at the parish office email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au or phone 9749 4300.  Details of routes and events are on the notice board. Pamphlets with events in the parishes of St Andrews, St James and ours are in the foyer. There will be a special Mass on Sunday 17 Sept at 10:30am followed by lunch. All are invited.

MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING
The final planning meeting for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Saturday, 23rd September 2017 at 10:15am in the meeting room off the church hall.  All are welcome to attend.

TIMETABLE FOR NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA 

Day 4 Sun 3 Sept 8:00am Exposition, Rosary & Novena
8:30am Mass
Day 5 Mon 4 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 6 Tue 5 Sept 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 7 Wed 6 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to Rosary
Day 8 Thu 7 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 9 Fri 8 Sept  

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer.
Supper afterwards. Please bring a plate of finger food to share

Parishioners are invited to bring along their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on a table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena.

 

VENERATION OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA – WEDNESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER
To mark the 100th anniversary of the 5th Fatima Apparition, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration from 8:00am to 9:30am in the Church side Chapel and again in the evening in the Community Centre from 6:30pm to 7:00pm. All welcome.

GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times e.g. bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. Good Samaritan ministry offers a confidential service by volunteers drawn mainly from the parish community. The ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action, and the chance to grow and learn in relating to others. If you would like a visit from any of our team or would like to join the ministry, please call Anita on 0411 772 320.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Nelson Andes, Ben Halge and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Raymond Linning, Michael Bloxham, Natividad Medel, Erminio Colosimo, Virgilio Vasquez, Hayden Morris, Paul Martyn Webb, Cristina Espinas, Sebastiano Martella, Anton Siketa, Nick Siketa, Mary Noronha 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, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Kristian Romois, Robert Hart, Karen Norris, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Barbara Grogan, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner, Charlie Xerxin, Melissa Caroline, Ralf Milone, Joyce D’Rozario, Megan Rowe, Sean Donaldson, Jeff Grech, Crispin Garcia, Lyn Worsley, Lorraine Gill, Linda Collins, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmel Negline, Yolanda Satur and all who are sick in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 10 Sep 17

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / Grace Sharman

Readers - 9/10 Sep 17

 6:00pm Wilfred D'Cruz
 8:30am Lerna Vasquez
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 9/10 Sep 17

 6:00pm H. Durski / M. Maple / E. Mills /B. Farrugia
 8:30am Kevin McL / R. Johnson / K. English / S. Gomez
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / V. Firman / Sally DiB
 5:00pm C Skinner / M. Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / G. Siccita

Music Ministry - 9/10 Sep 17

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