PARISH NEWS

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION will be held next Tuesday, 27 March at 7:00pm in our church.

HEALING MASS IN APRIL
Please note that there will be no Healing Mass in April because of the Divine Mercy Novena and Feast. The next Healing Mass will be held on Saturday, 5 May.

ROYDEN D’SOUZA on Sunday, 11th March, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, took a step closer to his Ordination to the permanent deaconate .Royden was elected to the office of Lector  We pray for him and his family as he continues this faith journey.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING APRIL 2018
Please note that as the first Monday of April is Easter Monday, the next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on the 2nd Monday, 9th April at 7:00pm in Church.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS  available in the church foyer for pick up.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.

ALTAR SERVER MEETING in the Church at 5:30pm on Friday, 23rd March 2018 for training. New members Welcome.

ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL 2019 PREP ENROLMENTS will be held at the school at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 20th March 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.

MOVIE NIGHT
Thank you to everyone who attended the Movie Night on March 12. It was a great community event much enjoyed by all. We raised $450 for our events and activities and we thank you for your support. Our next movie night is scheduled for April 20 at 7:00pm in the church hall. Watch out for posters in the church hall. Young Adults Group.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP for ages 18 to 29 yrs continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00pm in the theatrette (near the parish office) to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. Next week (March 25), we will be watching the movie RISEN to prepare us for the Holy Week. New members welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231

STATIONS OF THE CROSS LIVE IN ACTION
St Andrews Young Adults Group Werribee are producing a play themed on the Stations of the Cross called “ By His Mercy”. The play will be staged at St Andrews church on Good Friday March 30, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm. All are welcome.

NEWS FROM ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY, HOPPERS CROSSING CONFERENCE
In February we visited 60 homes and assisted 87 adults and 109 children with food vouchers, transport, furniture, whitegoods and Vinnies cards. These people struggled financially due to circumstances encountered and inadequate social security assistance. The Hoppers Crossing Conference of St. Vincent de Paul is seeking new members to assist an increasing number of people in our local community who need our help. Your time and experience would be warmly welcomed. Please contact Michael on 0402 676 676 for further information.

WALK FOR JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES
Palm Sunday, March 25 at State Library (cnr Swanston & La trobe Streets), Melbourne. Includes Music from 1:30pm, Speakers from 2:00pm , Walk at 2:45pm loop route through Bourke St Mall returning to State Library.

THE MISSIONARY SISTERS OF ST. PETER CLAVER
Have their Annual Mission Concert on Sunday 15 April at St. Peter Claver Hall, 154 Cotham Road, Kew commencing at 2:00pm. Admission is FREE. Collection taken during concert with proceeds going to assist Sisters of St. John the Baptist in Dibrugarh, Assam, India to help give an education to poor children.

HOLY WEEK / EASTER / DIVINE MERCY TIMETABLE

RECONCILIATION RITE II Tuesday 27 March, 7:00pm in Church
PALM SUNDAY, 24/25 MARCH
Saturday 24 March - 6:00pm Palm Sunday Vigil Mass
Sunday 25 March - 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:00pm Palm Sunday Masses
HOLY THURSDAY, 29 MARCH
7:30pm  – Mass of the Lord’s Supper including Washing of the Feet
and Vigil until 11:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY, 30 MARCH
10:00am – Stations of the Cross
3:00pm   – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion & Divine Mercy Novena
EASTER VIGIL, SATURDAY 31 MARCH
7:30pm – Mass
EASTER SUNDAY 1 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am –  Masses.
N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
30 March – Good Friday – After 3:00pm Service
31 March – Holy Saturday – 9:00am followed by Confessions
1 – 6 April (Sunday to Friday) – After 8:30am Mass
7 April (Saturday) – After 9:15am Mass
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, 8 APRIL
2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confessions
3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass 5:00pm – Mass as usual
CONFESSIONS
Saturdays – After 9:15am Mass
Wednesdays – After 7:00pm Mass
Holy Saturday – At 9:00am

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Peter McGlade, Joan Lawler, Frances Wood and Lucy Zanetta and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Fr. Edward D’Souza, John & Gertrude Briscoe. John Jones, Elaine Pountney, Helene Green, George Mangion, Sophie Fernandes, Fr. Ave Maria D’Sa, Clarita Cruz, Mathew KP, Cyrilin Jayasooriya, Lino & Citas Marcelo, Lester & Theresa 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, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Thelma French, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Peter Wallace, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Leeandra D'Souza, Shanthi Dass, Rose Farrugia, James Wiliams, Virginia Jewers, Magdalena Marquez and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

 Money Counters - 25 Mar 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira / Jeff Poppen

Readers – 24/25 Mar 18

  6:00pm D Fernandes / S. D’Silva
Fr. Vincent / Dcn. Charles / W. D’Cruz
  8:30am K. Stuttard / L. Vasquez
Fr. Vincent / Dcn Charles / K. McLoughlin
10:30am S. Aurubia / L. Eliepa
Fr. Vincent / Dcn. Charles / M. D’Mello
  5:00pm C. Skinner / G. Sharman
Fr. Vincent / Dcn. Charles / S. Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 Mar 18

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / Josie T. / E. Mills / S. Martis / P&S Albuquerque
  8:30am R. Johnson / H. Durski / G. Siccita  /K. English / L&B Jones
10:30am Z. D’Mello / N. Costa / M. Naufahu / Sally DiB
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / I. Simangan / J. Phan Lai / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 24/25 Mar 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION will be held on Tuesday, 27 March at 7:00pm in our church.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS  available in the church foyer for pick up.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS
As you may be aware, Royden Dsouza an active member of our parish community, is being ordained to the permanent diaconate this year. As part of his formation we have been requested by the Office of the Permanent Diaconate to provide his reflections on the readings at mass. As such he will be providing reflections every Tuesday at our weekday masses. Please do support him with your prayers as he approaches this important milestone. Thank you.
Fr Vincent John CMI

ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL – 2019 PREP ENROLMENTS
St. Peter Apostle School will hold an Information Session for parents interested in enrolling their children at St. Peter’s for the year 2019. The information session will be held at the school at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 20th March 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.

MOVIE NIGHT – THIS MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018
Our next movie night is scheduled for March 12, 2018 where we will be screening God's Not Dead Part 2 (PG), a movie about a teacher’s strong faith in the face of atheism which is becoming more and more relevant in our current times. Sausage sizzle and drinks start at 6:30pm and movie begins at 7:00pm. The event is brought to you by the Young Adult Group to raise funds for their activities so please do come and encourage us as we grow in our faith. The movie is for all ages to bring your family and friends for a night out.

RISE MELBOURNE
One-day event for young people aged from Year 9 to 30 years hosted by youth group, schools and community. Come along to discover and deepen your faith and knowledge of Christ. The day will include talks, live music, prayer experiences, food and a range of entertainment. Entry is free, however registration is compulsory. St Peters Young Adults Contact Angelique - 0420 338 231. To register go to http://risemelbourne.com/register/. Date:17th March 2018 from 10am – 10pm. Location; Mount St Josephs, 133 Maidstone Street, Altona; (opposite Westona train station).
Contact; hello@risemelbourne.com
Website; http://risemelbourne.com/

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
MEETS EVERY SUNDAY AT 6:00PM and is for  ages 18 to 29 yrs. The group meets in the theatrette (near the parish office) to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. This week there will be a bible study lead by Rhea Dsouza on the original sin of Adam & Eve”. New members welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231

ALTAR SERVER MEETING in the Church at 5:30pm on Friday, 23rd March 2018 for training. New members Welcome.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Diesel Jewers who is to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.
May the Lord give his angels charge over you, to guide you in all your ways.             Psalm 91:11

HOLY WEEK / EASTER / DIVINE MERCY TIMETABLE

RECONCILIATION RITE II Tuesday 27 March, 7:00pm in Church
PALM SUNDAY, 24/25 MARCH

Saturday 24 March - Vigil Mass at 6:00pm

Palm Sunday 25 March - Masses at 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:00pm

HOLY THURSDAY, 29 MARCH
7:30pm  Mass of the Lord’s Supper including Washing of the Feet
and vigil until 11:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY, 30 MARCH

10:00am – Stations of the Cross

3:00pm   – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion &
Divine Mercy Novena

EASTER VIGIL, SATURDAY 31 MARCH
7:30pm – Mass
EASTER SUNDAY 1 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am –  Masses.
N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

30 March – Good Friday – After 3:00pm Service

31 March – Holy Saturday – 9:00am followed by Confessions

1 – 6 April (Sunday to Friday) – After 8:30am Mass

7 April (Saturday) – After 9:15am Mass

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, 8 APRIL

2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confessions

3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass

5:00pm – Mass as usual

CONFESSIONS

Saturdays – After 9:15am Mass

Wednesdays – After 7:00pm Mass

Holy Saturday – At 9:00am

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rev. Joseph Micallef PE, Jerry Simangan and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Victor Pereira, Pedro Alinea, Alex & Marie, Marie Cordeiro 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, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Thelma French, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Peter Wallace, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Leeandra D'Souza, Shanthi Dass, Rose Farrugia, James Wiliams and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 18 Mar 18

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

Readers –17/18 Mar 18

  6:00pm Sonia Sabu Mathew
  8:30am Romayne Albuquerque
 10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Indika Fernando

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 17/18 Mar 18

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / E. Mills / Michelle N. / Josie T.
  8:30am K. Fernandes / S. Coelho / L&B Jones
10:30am S. D. Reyos/L.  Ortega/Sally DiB/M.  Naufahu
  5:00pm S. Joseph  / D&J Etiennette / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 10/11 Mar 18

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


PARISH NEWS

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS available in the church foyer for pick up.

ENTRANCE AND COMMUNION ANTIPHON
Parishioners please note that from this weekend the:

Entrance Antiphon at Weekday Masses will be recited after the entrance hymn when the priest is standing behind the Altar OR as he is walking down the aisle if there is no hymn. At Weekend Masses there will be no Entrance Antiphon if there is a hymn.

COMMUNION ANTIPHON will now be recited at all masses with or without choirs once the priest drinks from the Chalice and the bells are sounded.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 8 MARCH 18
The theme for this year’s Women’s Day is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. It draws attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population and majority of the 43% of women in the global agricultural labour force.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass. Next Friday (March 9), Stations of the Cross will be conducted by our Young Adults Group. We welcome all the youth and young adults of our parish to join them in the Stations of the Cross next Friday.

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS
As you may be aware, Royden Dsouza an active member of our parish community, is being ordained to the permanent diaconate this year. As part of his formation we have been requested by the Office of the Permanent Diaconate to provide his reflections on the readings at mass. As such he will be providing reflections at our weekday masses starting 6 March 2018. Please do support him with your prayers as he approaches this important milestone. Thank you.
Fr Vincent John CMI

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION

  • STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday in Lent at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
  • PROJECT COMPASSION boxes can be collected from the back of the church.
  • THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA will start after the Good Friday service.

MOVIE NIGHT MARCH 12, 2018
Our next movie night is scheduled for March 12, 2018 where we will be screening God's Not Dead Part 2 (PG), a movie about a teacher’s strong faith in the face of atheism which is becoming more and more relevant in our current times. Sausage sizzle and drinks start at 6:30pm and movie begins at 7:00pm. The event is brought to you by the Young Adult Group to raise funds for their activities so please do come and encourage us as we grow in our faith. - Young Adults Group

RISE MELBOURNE
One-day event for young people aged from Year 9 to 30 years hosted by youth group, schools and community. Come along to discover and deepen your faith and knowledge of Christ. The day will include talks, live music, prayer experiences, food and a range of entertainment. Entry is free, however registration is compulsory. St Peters Young Adults Contact Angelique - 0420 338 231. Registrations at http://risemelbourne.com/register/. Date:17th March 2018 from 10am – 10pm.
Location; Mount St Josephs, 133 Maidstone Street, Altona; (opposite Westona train station).
Contact; hello@risemelbourne.com
Website; http://risemelbourne.com/

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT
As advised last week, church refurbishment has commenced and is scheduled to finish 3rd week of May 2018.

During construction, all weekday masses will be held at the Community Centre and weekend masses in the Church. Saturday mass in church followed by confessions as usual after mass. As works relate to both the front entrances of the church, these will be closed and unavailable for use during the construction period.

Entrance to the church will be through the rear of the church (basketball court). Adequate parking for the elderly and disabled is available in the basketball court. There is another entrance to the church through the parish office entrance. This will be open during mass times.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Parish Building Project Team

INFANT BAPTISMS
With the closure of the Piety Store until May due to church renovations, parents please note:

  • Baptism Formation Meetings for 5 March, 9 April (2nd Monday as the 1st Monday is Easter Monday) and 7 May will continue to be held at 7:00pm in the Church. Entrance to the Church will be through the side entrance near the school office.
  • Candles/Bibs/Stoles for the baptism ceremony can be purchased after the 8:30am Mass on Sundays. Please contact Bev Jones on 9749 2388 to let her know what you require prior to Sunday. They will also be available after the Baptism Formation Meetings detailed above. This will continue until church renovations are completed in May.

ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL - 2019 PREP ENROLMENTS
St. Peter Apostle School will hold an Information Session for parents interested in enrolling their children at St. Peter’s for the year 2019. The information session will be held at the school at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 20th March 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.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Cherie Barnett, Daniel Lobo and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Austin Gracias, Oscar Rego, Veronica Evans, Fr. Joe Briffa, Paul Ian Mazzonetto, Rosario Natanauan, Paily and Theresa Mani, George Bellard, Rosario Adolfo Rosas, Joseph Vella, Llyod Quinless, Margaret Eastmure, Audrey Michael, 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, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Thelma French, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Peter Wallace, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Leeandra D'Souza, Shanthi Dass and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 11 Mar 18

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Peter Francis

Readers – 10/11 Mar 18

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
 10:30am Sibrina Harry
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 10/11 Mar 18

  6:00pm M. Maple / H. Durski / Davy F. / Sharon A.
  8:30am K. English / D&J Roga / S. Gomez
10:30am S. Colla / F. Caruana / C. Morcom / N. Costa
  5:00pm E Behrouzi  /A Etiennette / G Siccita /J P. Lai

Music Ministry – 10/11 Mar 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community the following children who are to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of their Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

ELLIE ROSE DEHOOG, ALICE RUBY DE HOOG, SKYE LILY DE HOOG

May the Lord give his angels charge over you, to guide you in all your ways.             Psalm 91:11

SUNDAY SCHOOL Classes are held from 9:15am till 10:25am. Enrolments will continue to be taken for a few weeks. We are still seeking a dedicated person to join our team of Catechists, working with the Children. All Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS  available in the church foyer for pick up.

ENTRANCE AND COMMUNION ANTIPHON
Parishioners please note that from the weekend of 3/4 March the
Entrance Antiphon at Weekday Masses will be recited after the entrance hymn when the priest is standing behind the Altar OR as he is walking down the aisle if there is no hymn. At Weekend Masses there will be no Entrance Antiphon if there is a hymn.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON will now be recited at all masses with or without choirs once the priest drinks from the Chalice and the bells are sounded.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 8 MARCH 18
The theme for this year’s Women’s Day is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. It draws attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population and majority of the 43% of women in the global agricultural labour force.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION

  • STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday in Lent at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
  • PROJECT COMPASSION boxes can be collected from the back of the church.
  • THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA will start after the Good Friday service.

DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT?
In the words of Pope Francis

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays 6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre
Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass
Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
Fridays in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass

STATIONS OF THE CROSS LIVE IN ACTION
St Andrews Young Adults Group Werribee are producing a play themed on the Stations of the Cross called “ By His Mercy”. The play is intended to be staged at St Andrews Werribee on Good Friday, 7:30pm to 8:30pm. The Group is looking for participants aged between 18 to 36 in the form of Narrators, Dancers, Actors, Musicians, Costume designers, technical expertise, backstage assistance, etc. No particular experience required. Just a willingness to do something for God and spread the good news with your gifts. For further information and/or to participate in the play, please call Liz on 0450 477 603. First rehearsal for dance and drama acts is this Sunday (February 25) from 1 to 3 pm at St Andrews Church, Werribee.

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT
As advised last week, church refurbishment has commenced and is scheduled to finish 3rd week of May 2018.

During construction, all weekday masses will be held at the Community Centre and weekend masses in the Church. As works relate to both the front entrances of the church, these will be closed and unavailable for use during the construction period.

Entrance to the church will be through the rear of the church (basketball court). Adequate parking for the elderly and disabled is available in the basketball court. There is another entrance to the church through the parish office entrance. This will be open during mass times.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Parish Building Project Team

INFANT BAPTISMS
With the closure of the Piety Store until May due to church renovations, parents please note:

  • Baptism Formation Meetings for 5 March, 9 April (2nd Monday as the 1st Monday is Easter Monday) and 7 May will continue to be held at 7:00pm in the Church. Entrance to the Church will be through the side entrance near the school office.
  • If you want to purchase candles/bibs/stoles for the baptism ceremony, you can do so after the 8:30am Mass on Sundays. Please contact Bev Jones on 9749 2388 to let her know what you require prior to Sunday. You can also purchase the items after the Baptism Formation Meetings detailed above. This will continue until church renovations are completed in May.

CHILDREN ENGAGING IN THE GOSPEL
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be starting again for the year on Sunday 4th March at the 10:30am Mass. Children are given the opportunity to come together to engage in the gospel of the Sunday at their level. We are currently in need of more helpers to assist in the running of Children’s Liturgy. No experience required and all material will be provided. You will need to have a current Working With Children’s Check. Commitment is only 6-7 sessions a year. If you are interested please contact Ayesha on 0422 685 779.

BIBLE STUDY this Monday at 7:00 pm in the Theaterette. All welcome.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Michael Roussea and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Gavina & Pedro Angeles, Anthony Azzopardi, Roberto Lopez, Veronica Evans, Mona Mann, Poshan Misquitta, Derrick Gowe, Carmel Caruana, Alice Quinless, Audrey Deniese, Anthene Carreon, Mariter Granada 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, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Anthony Devientis, Frank Fazio, Thelma Foxcroft, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Thelma French and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 4 Mar 18

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers – 3/4 Mar 18

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am Grace Sharman
 10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 3/4 Mar 18

  6:00pm Josie T. / S. Martis / Praful A. / J. Poppen
  8:30am B. Jones / Karen F. / R. Johnson / C. Coelho
10:30am V. Firman / N&R Golaw / M. Naufahu
  5:00pm D&J Etiennette / S. Joseph / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 3/4 Mar 18

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

ST PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Please note there will be NO Prayer Meeting next Saturday.

SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
Our parish Annual Way of the Cross Pilgrimage at Shrine Ta’ Pinu, 15 Flanagans Drive, Merrimu.
10:30am – Stations of the Cross
12:00pm – Mass. Celebrant Fr Vincent John
1:00pm to 3:00pm fellowship (please bring a plate for shared lunch)
Come and join us as we walk to remember and reflect on Jesus’ painful journey to His crucifixion.

SUNDAY SCHOOL Classes have begun and are held from 9:15am till 10:25am. Enrolments will continue to be taken for a few weeks.

We are still seeking a dedicated person to join our team of Catechists, working with the Children. All Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS available in the church foyer for pick up.

ST PETER’S YOUTH GROUP
Youth group back as usual after 5:00pm Mass each Sunday in the Hall.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Young Adult Group for ages 18 to 29 yrs continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00pm in the theatrette (near the parish office) to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. New members welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays -  6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community
Centre
-  Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass
-  Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from
6:00pm
Fridays in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass
24 Feb Annual Pilgrimage Shrine Ta' Pinu 10.30am followed by Mass 12noon

 

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION

  • STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday in Lent at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
  • PROJECT COMPASSION boxes can be collected from the back of the church.
  • THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA will start after the Good Friday service.
  • LENTEN REGULATIONS from the Vicar General have been placed on the noticeboards if you require further information.

DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT?
In the words of Pope Francis

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING
Pope Francis has declared Friday, February 23 as day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace. In a special way, we pray for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. www.zenit.org.

PASTORAL LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP DENIS HART is posted on the noticeboard.  Copies have been placed for collection beside the bulletin.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS LIVE IN ACTION
St Andrews Young Adults Group Werribee are producing a play themed on the Stations of the Cross, called “By His Mercy”. The play is intended to be staged both at St Andrews Werribee and St Peters Hoppers Crossing. The Group is looking for participants aged between 18 to 36 in the form of Narrators, Dancers, Actors, Musicians, Costume designers, technical expertise, backstage assistance, etc. No particular experience required. Just a willingness to do something for God and spread the good news with your gifts and talents. If you require further information and/or are interested in participating in the play, please call Liz on 0450 477 603

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT
As advised last week, church refurbishment has commenced and is scheduled to finish third week of May 2018.

During construction, all weekday masses will be held at the Community Centre and weekend masses in the Church. As works relate to both the front entrances of the church, these will be closed and unavailable for use during the construction period.

Entrance to the church will be through the rear of the church (basketball court) and the entrance near the school office which is currently not used. Adequate parking for the elderly and disabled will be available in the basketball court.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Parish Building Project Team

BAPTISM CANDLES/BIBS/STOLES
With the closure of the Piety Store until about May due to church renovations, parents wanting to purchase candles/bibs/stoles for the baptism of their infants can do so after the 8:30am Mass on Sundays. Please contact Bev Jones on 9749 2388 to let her know what you require prior to Sunday. You can also purchase the items after the Baptism Formation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of March, April and May. This will continue until the Piety Store reopens in May.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 8 MARCH 18
The theme for this year’s Women’s Day is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. It draws attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population and majority of the 43% of women in the global agricultural labour force.

CHILDREN ENGAGING IN THE GOSPEL
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be starting again for the year on Sunday 4th March at the 10:30am Mass. Children are given the opportunity to come together to engage in the gospel of the Sunday at their level. We are currently in need of more helpers to assist in the running of Children’s Liturgy. No experience required and all material will be provided. You will need to have a current Working With Children’s Check. Commitment is only 6-7 sessions a year. If you are interested please contact Ayesha on 0422 685 779.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Maria Dass, Fred Quinless and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Augustino & Josephine Cutajar, Pepe, Rosaria & Sabrina Serlazzos, Luigi Viterbo, Thariath Thaliyath 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, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Anthony Devientis, Frank Fazio, Thelma Foxcroft, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 25 February 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira / Jeff Poppen

Readers – 24/25 February 18

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 February 18

  6:00pm M. Maple / E. Mills / Sharon A. / Michelle N.
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / L. Jones / Vol
10:30am Z. D’Mello / Sally DiB / C. Morcom / N. Costa
  5:00pm S. Simangan / G. Siccita / C. Skinner / Vol

Music Ministry – 24/25 February 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS


WELCOME AND THANK YOU
Welcome back Fr. Vincent, hope you had a good break.  Our sincere thanks to Fr. Peter Carrucan, Fr. Noel Mackay, Fr. Pius Kodakkathanath and Fr. Eugene San for helping us in the past month. We thank Deacon Charles and all volunteers for their help to ensure all was well when our parish priest was away – be it during our liturgical celebrations, Communion services, opening/locking the church or making sure that our visiting priests were made welcome.  THANK YOU!

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays

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

-       Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

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

14 Feb Ash Wednesday. Masses at 8:30am, 7:00pm, School Mass at 10:00am
Fridays in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass
24 Feb Annual Pilgrimage Shrine Ta Pinu 10.30am followed by Mass 12noon

ST PETER’S YOUTH GROUP
Youth group back as usual after 5:00pm Mass each Sunday in the Hall.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Young Adult Group meetings commenced February 4th with a good turnout. We continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00 pm in the Theatrette (near the parish office) to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. New members welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231.

ST PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Please note there will be NO Prayer Meeting for the next two Saturdays.

  • SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY
    All are welcome to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) Renewal Day from 9:30am to 4:00pm at Our Lady Help of Christians Hall, 49 Nicholson Street, East Brunswick. BYO Lunch.  Coffee / tea provided.
  • SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
    Our parish Annual Way of the Cross Pilgrimage at Shrine Ta’ Pinu, 15 Flanagans Drive, Merrimu.
    10:30am – Stations of the Cross
    12:00pm – Mass. Celebrant Fr Vincent John
    1:00pm to 3:00pm fellowship (please bring a plate for shared lunch).
    Come and join us as we walk to remember and reflect on Jesus’ painful journey to His crucifixion.

SUNDAY SCHOOL Classes start this Sunday 11th Feb from 9:15am till 10:25am. Enrolments will continue to be taken for a few weeks.

We are still seeking a dedicated person to join our team of Catechists, working with the Children. All Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION

  • Ash Wednesday, 14th Day of fast and abstinence. Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm, School Mass at 10:00am.
  • Project Compassion commences 14th February until 1st April 2018. Project Compassion Envelopes and Boxes will be available in the church and hall. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
  • Starting 16th February, there will be 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.

REPARATION
The bishops of Australia have asked us to fast and pray in reparation in sorrow for child sexual abuse and for the healing of victims – February 14-17 2018.
https://www.catholic.org.au/fastingandreparation.

DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING
Pope Francis has declared Friday, February 23 as day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace. In a special way, we pray for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. www.zenit.org.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS – AVAILABILITY FORMS
Thank you to all the Readers and Communion Ministers who have completed the forms and returned them to the Office. There are still a few out in Hall and we would appreciate if these could be completed this week and returned to the office. Thank you.

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT
We are pleased to announce that the church refurbishment works are set to begin on Thursday February 15, 2018. Due to increasing construction costs we have had to postpone the refurbishment to the chapel.

During construction, all weekday masses will be held at the Community Centre and weekend masses in Church. As works relate to both the front entrances of the church, these will be closed and unavailable for use during the construction period.

There is asbestos removal to be undertaken on Saturday, February 17 on which day Morning Mass at 9:15am will be at the Community Centre and there will be NO 6:00PM EVENING MASS on Saturday, 17 February as a safety precaution for our parishioners. Masses on Sunday February 18 will be held as usual.

Entrance to the church will be through the rear of the church (basketball court) and the entrance near the school office which is currently not used. Further details on these will be provided next weekend. The Piety Store will be closed during construction which is expected to finish in the third week of May 2018. The above will cause inconveniences during the construction period but we do hope parishioners will understand and cooperate with us for this very important project of the Parish.

Parish Building Project Team

11TH FEBRUARY 2018 – 6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Brothers and sisters, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” - 1 Corinthians 10:31

Do a quick check of your priorities. Where does God rank in that list? If He’s not first, you have some work to do. Putting God first in everything helps us from putting other “gods” (like our pride and ego, money and possessions to name a few) before God. Before making a decision, ask yourself am I doing this for the glory of God or for the glory of me?

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Hyacinth Ziegelaar and all who passed away recently.

 

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Monica Ermitano, Dennis Blythe, Isabelle Marcus, Carmel de Silva, Dagmar Weerawardena, Reginald Bulner, Dora Muller, Joshua Gano 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, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Anthony Devientis, Frank Fazio, Thelma Foxcroft and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 18 Feb 18

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 17/18 Feb 18

    6:00pm Jeffrey Poppen
    8:30am Bev Jones
 10:30am Maria Naufahu
    5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 17/18 Feb 18

  6:00pm J. Tramontana / H. Durski / E. Dalton / S. D’Silva
  8:30am D&J Roga / K. Fernandes / S. Gomez
10:30am S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / J. Etiennette / Vol

Music Ministry – 17/18 Feb 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

FAREWELL TO JOSEPHINE THOMAS, PARISH SECRETARY
A farewell will be held for our Parish Secretary Josephine and her husband Buxton Thomas on Sunday, 11th February 2018 after the 10:30am Mass. We thank Josephine for all she has done for the parish in her roles over the past 11+ years as Parish Secretary and Leader of St. Peter's Charismatic Community. As Josephine, Buxton and their family make Brisbane their new home, we wish them well and pray that God will shower them with abundant blessings as they start this new stage in their lives. We request you to kindly bring a plate of food to share at the fellowship after Mass.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP - COMMENCES THIS SUNDAY
Our Young Adults Group for ages 18-29 yrs will meet in the Theatrette (near parish office) every Sunday commencing February 4th, 2018 from 6:00pm onward to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. We will also have a free DINNER every week!. All young adults welcome. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231.

MOVIE NIGHT
Many thanks to all who attended the Movie Night held on January 24th 2018. The night was a success and we raised $500 which will go towards the Young Adults events during the year. Our next event is planned for around the holiday on March 12th 2018. Details to follow. If you have any comments or queries, please email us at spyoungadults18@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of our ministry.

PIETY STORE
Due to construction work soon to begin on the Church, the Piety Store will be closed after February 4th until the work is completed. You have two weekends to purchase any items you need. Please also note that Columban Calendars will not be available after 4th February.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS –  AVAILABILITY FORMS
Thank you to all the Readers and Communion Ministers who have completed the forms and returned them to the Office.  There are still a few out in Hall and we would appreciate if these could be completed this week and returned to the office. Thank you.

BIBLE STUDY STARTS AGAIN
Bible study recommences on February 12th at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. This year we will be learning the Gospel of Matthew. All are welcome to an interactive study of the Bible and its implications in our day to day life. Enquiries please call Royden on 0426 071 375

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays

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

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

Mon 5 Feb 7:00pm Baptism Formation Meeting In Church

 

4TH FEBRUARY 2018 - 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
"Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. He told them, "Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I come.“ Mark 1:35, 38
In today's Gospel reading we see a perfect example of stewardship. Jesus gives His time to do all that God wishes - healing the sick and preaching. But before He begins, Jesus makes time to be alone with God in prayer. It is through prayer, spending time with God, that we find the strength to do what He wishes us to do. Be sure to find time every day to be with God.

ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Our Prayer Community have commenced their weekly gathering with Healing Mass this Saturday the 3rd February 2018 at 1:30pm. Our weekly Adoration and Prayer Meeting will be at 2:30pm every Saturday in the Church. All are welcome. Fellowship thereafter in the Community Centre at 4:30pm. Please note that on the First Saturday of each month, Healing Mass will be at 1:30pm.

We have a few events happening with our prayer community in the coming weeks, like the Renewal Day and Annual Pilgrimage at Shrine Ta Pinu, etc., so please have a look at our parish bulletin for notices about these special events.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
Ash Wednesday, 14th - Day of fast and abstinence. Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm, School Mass at 10:00am.

  • Project Compassion commences 14th February until 1st April 2018. Project Compassion Envelopes and Boxes will be available in the church and hall. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
  • Starting 16th February, there will be 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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL enrolments will be taken this Sunday 4th Feb from 9:15am till 11:000am. Sunday School Classes start the following Sunday 11th Feb from 9:15am till 10:25am. Enrolments will continue to be taken for a few weeks.

Also, we are still seeking a dedicated person to join our team of Catechists, working with the Children. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Crispin Garcia, Cathy Duggen, Norma Armstrong, Alexander Donaldson and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for John Backerra, Jack and John Hartshorn, Kathleen and Chris McCormick, Brian Golding, Doris, Stanley & Pauline Harlow, Betty Roberts, Kevin Waters, Margaret Alice Jones, Brian Smith, Mary Miller, Katalin Frank, Josefina Paderes, Angustias Villagracia, Hilarion Combate, Fr Alej Plaza Jr.svd, Vicente Catalon 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, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Anthony Devientis, Frank Fazio, Thelma Foxcroft and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 11 Feb 18

Royden D'Souza / Pravin A. / Clarence D'Souza

Readers - 10/11 Feb 18

  6:00pm Wilfred D'Cruz
  8:30am Lerna Vasquez
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 10/11 Feb 18

  6:00pm M. Maple / D. Fernandez / S. Martis / P. Albuquerque
  8:30am G. Sharman / K. English / L&B Jones
10:30am S. Colla / S. DiBenedetto / F. Caruana / V. Firman
  5:00pm D&A Etiennette / 2 X Volunteers

Music Ministry - 10/11 Feb 18

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Availability Forms have been placed in the Hall. They are to be completed as soon as possible for the Easter Roster. As Lent starts early this year (Ash Wednesday 14 Feb), we request that they be returned no later than the weekend of Feb 10th/11th. Thank you.

FEAST OF INFANT JESUS (STO NINO)
Will be held at St Peter's Church Mass at 12 Noon on Sunday, 28th January 2018. Procession starts at 11:30am in the carpark. All welcome.
Viva Pit Senor.

COMMUNION SERVICE - TUESDAY 23RD & WEDNESDAY 24TH JANUARY, 8:30AM
Parishioners, please note that Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service will replace the 8:30am Mass on Tuesday, 23rd and Wednesday 24th January during Fr. Vincent's absence. There will be the normal 7:00pm Mass on Wednesday evening.

BAPTISM FORMATION AND HEALING MASS 2018
Healing Mass on Saturday, 3 February starting at 1:30pm and will be held on the first Saturday of each month throughout the year.  The next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on Monday, 5th February at 7:00pm in Church.

PIETY STORE
Columban Calendars ($9) will be on sale only until February 4th. Thank you for your support.

MOVIE NIGHT
The Young Adults Group will be hosting a Movie Night on Thursday January 25th from 7:00pm onwards in the church hall where we will be screening Miracles from Heaven (PG), a true story of a family's journey through faith whilst facing their daughter's incurable illness. All parishioners, family and friends are welcome for a gold coin donation. The event is to raise funds for the Young Adults activities during the year. There will be a sausage sizzle, drinks and popcorn for sale. Please attend and encourage our young adults group. If you would like to assist in anyway on the night please call Royden on 0426 071 375

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
As mentioned during presentations at masses last weekend, our parish is starting a Young Adults Group for young people between the ages of 18 and 29 years. They will meet in the theatrette (near parish office) every Sunday commencing February 4th , 2018 from 6:00pm onwards to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. We will also have a free DINNER every week! All young adults welcome.
Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231

JANUARY 21, 2018, 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
"
Follow me and I will make you fishers of men - Mark 1:17  Jesus' call to "Follow me" is a call to all Christians! The call is in the here and now, in our present circumstances, not when we think we are "ready" or have everything in order. Good stewardship of our God-given gifts means that things aren't always going to go according to our schedule and that God has a much better plan in store for each of us.

SICK LIST
A reminder to parishioners that names for the sick list will be deleted at the end of each month.  Please contact the parish office at the end of each month if you wish any names to be repeated. We thank you for your cooperation I this matter.

GRIEF TO GRACE: HEALING THE WOUNDS OF ABUSE
Sunday 8 to Friday 13 April
Hobart, Tasmania
'Grief to grace: Healing the wounds of abuse' is a spiritual retreat for anyone who has suffered degradation or violation through physical, emotional, sexual or spiritual abuse. The retreat will be held in Hobart next April.
Details: Request an application from Anne on 0407 704 539 or info@grieftograceaus.org.au
Website: www.grieftograce.org

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION REQUIRED AT ROYAL MELBOURNE HOSPITAL
The Royal Melbourne Hospital in conjunction with CatholicCare are looking to recruit new volunteers who can officiate as Eucharistic Ministers to take holy communion to patients in hospital once a month on Sundays. Weekdays are also a possibility. If you are interested in supporting this vitally important ministry you are most welcome to apply.
Details: Gillian Carmichael, Coordinator Catholic Chaplaincy on 0427 511 763 or Gillian.carmichael@ccam.org.au or Gillian.carmichael@mh.org.au.

CATHOLIC VOCATIONS OFFICE: 2018 CAMINO IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
Monday 25 June (arrive Madrid) to Friday 20 July (depart Lisbon) In 2018, Catholic Vocations Melbourne is excited to offer Catholic young men of Melbourne the opportunity to walk the ancient pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago to the tomb of St James the Apostle. The 500km trek on foot will provide pilgrims with the opportunity to step out of their ordinary lives and to dedicate some time to asking some of life's big questions. Each day pilgrims will have the opportunity for Mass, confession, spiritual direction and prayer. After reaching Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrimage will conclude with two days of prayer and relaxation at the beautiful shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. Your Pilgrimage Chaplains are Fr Nicholas Pearce and Fr Joel Peart from the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Archbishop Denis Hart fully supports this Camino. 'As the Church in Australia enters into the Year of Youth and Vocations, I am pleased to support this initiative, and encourage the young men of Melbourne to take up the challenge and join the Camino 2018 team.' The Pilgrimage is four weeks in total and departs after the last week of university semester one exams, returning in time for week one, semester two.

Costs: Flights Pilgrims will organise their own flights, arriving in Madrid and departing Lisbon (allow approx. $2000).  Daily pilgrimage costs Pilgrims should budget for $50AUD for each day of walking on pilgrimage (allow approx. $950). This budget is based on the experience of previous pilgrims and includes simple accommodation and a mixture of basic pilgrim meals and self-catering.

Pre- and post-accommodation/meals/transfers One night Madrid, two nights Santiago, two nights Fatima. Transfers from Madrid to Burgos, Santiago to Fatima and Fatima to Lisbon. Allow approximately $1000+.  However, there are 12 sponsored places available where these costs will be met by a number of generous benefactors. These places are open to Catholic young men who reside in the Archdiocese of Melbourne and who are between the ages of 18 and 35 at the time of the pilgrimage. Applications for these dozen places are now open.

Details: 9926 5733 or camino2018@cam.org.au

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Diane Cameron, Slawomir (Chris) Mierzejewski and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Choolayil Chacko, Dante Lopez, Jovita Garcia, Michael Blythe, D'Lima family 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, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Crispin Garcia and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

 Money Counters - 28 Jan 18

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers - 27/28 Jan 18

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 27/28 Jan 18

  6:00pm M Maple / M. Nelthropp / S. D'Silva / Davy Fernandez
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McLoughlin / L. Jones / Volunteer
10:30am Sally DiBenedetto / C. Morcom / Z. D'Mello / Volunteer
  5:00pm I. Simangan / M&D Etiennette / Volunteer

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

NEW PARISH SECRETARY
Call to minister to her family has required our present secretary Josephine Thomas to move to Brisbane in February 2018.  The Thomas family have been our parishioners since April 2005 and Josephine our secretary since January 2007; it is with sadness that we will bid her and the Thomas family goodbye in February, but join them in joyful anticipation of all the blessings that await them.  We pray that our Lord Jesus will go before them and bless them to continue their ministry that he has prepared.

Our parish is now blessed with yet another faithful parishioner as Parish Secretary.  We congratulate Zelia D'Mello on her successful interview and welcome her on board to minister to our Parish in her new role.  Mario and Zelia D'Mello joined our parish when they moved to Melbourne from New Zealand in 2010 and over the years have become an integral part of our parish, participating in various ministries, especially with their ever willing service to our Music Ministry. We pray many blessings as Zelia takes up this new role.

FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS - THURSDAY 28TH DECEMBER
The Church celebrates the memory of the young children of Bethlehem who were put to death by Herod, who sought to kill Jesus. These innocent victims bear witness to Christ in a world which would not receive Him. All parents are invited to bring their children and babies to the 8:30am Mass on this Feast day for a special blessing.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY MASS AND CAROLS
We would encourage the Children of our Parish (who will be at the family Mass on Christmas Eve) to dress as Angels, Kings, Shepherds, etc. to join in our human Nativity Scene during the Carols. Children need to be at the Church at about 5:50pm if they are going to participate. For info, ring Bernice on 9749 2812.

ARCHBISHOP'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
His Grace, the Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, sends Christmas blessings, and invites one and all to view and enjoy his 2017 Christmas message.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1EdSJEpXqU

FR VINCENT'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
Fr Vincent's Christmas blessing to us all is displayed in the hall and foyer noticeboards.  We wish Fr Vincent A Merry Christmas and every blessing on his 17th anniversary of Priestly ordination on the 26th December.  Praise God for the gift of his ministry to us at St Peters.

DAWN MASS UPDATE ON ARCHDIOCESE WEBSITE
Photos and details of our Dawn Masses is on our Archdiocese Website for you all to view: http://melbournecatholic.org.au/News/dawn-masses-at-st-peter-apostle-mission-parish

NOTE FOR READERS
From the first weekend in January - 5th & 6th Jan 2018 - there are changes to the Welcome before Mass. Readers are requested to collect from the hall, as soon as possible, copies of the letters advising of these changes.

COMMUNION SERVICE – TUESDAY 26TH & WEDNESDAY 27TH DECEMBER, 8:30AM
Parishioners, please note that Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service will replace the 8:30am Mass on Tuesday, 26th December and Wednesday 27th December as Fr. Vincent will be away. There will be the normal 7:00pm Mass on Wednesday evening.

BAPTISM FORMATION AND HEALING MASS 2018
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Formation Meeting in January. The NEXT Baptism Formation meeting will be on Monday the 5th February.  Healing Mass will commence each month from the First Saturday 3rd Feb 2018.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
The parish office will be closed from Friday 22nd December and will open on Monday 15th January 2018.  Bulletins for 7th and 14th January will be single sheets with mass readings.  Normal bulletins will resume from 21st January, along with names for Death Anniversaries, Recently Deceased and Sick List.

A DIVINE MERCY or COLUMBAN CALENDAR will keep you informed of Feast Days and Saints' Days. Only $9 in the Piety Store.

 

 

CHRISTMAS TIMETABLE

MASSES
16 Dec 5:00am
9:15am
6:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena Saturday Morning Mass Saturday Vigil Mass
17 Dec 5:00am
8:30am,10:30am
12:00pm
5:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena Sunday Masses
Spanish Mass
18 - 19 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena Weekday Mass
20 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
7:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena Weekday Mass
Wed Mass & Novena
21 - 22 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena Weekday Mass
23 Dec 5:00am
9:15am
6:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena Saturday Morning Mass Saturday Vigil Mass
24 Dec 5:00am
8:30am 10:30am
Dawn Mass Novena Sunday Masses
NO 5:00PM MASS
24 Dec 6:00pm
6:30pm
Carols followed by Family Mass
24 Dec 9:00pm
9:30pm
Carols followed by
Vigil Mass
24 Dec 11:30pm
12:00am
Carols followed by Midnight Mass
CHRISTMAS DAY 25 Dec 8:30am 10:30am
12:30pm

Masses with Carols before Mass

Spanish Mass

30 Dec 6:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass
31 Dec 8:30am 10:30am
4:00pm
5:00pm
Sunday Masses
Holy Hour followed by
Mass
1 Jan 8:30am Weekday Mass
RECONCILIATION RITE II
21 Dec 7:00pm at St. James' Parish
CONFESSIONS AT ST. PETER'S
Wednesdays
Saturdays
After 7:00pm Mass
After 9:15am Mass

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Barb Grogan, Margaret Prea, Dennis Daly, Wayne Summers and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Baby Shania Albuquerque, Florence White, Conrad Isaaks, George Bellard, Princess Jaye de Leon, Patrick Foster, Mary Noronha, Lazar Chakramackil, Annie & Melville Lawrence, Noel Lawrence 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, Elizabeth Slee. Excelsa Tejada, Khanietar Michell Singhapanh, Marlene & Lorraine Gill, Vickey Dunford, Hye-bok Lee, Seong-bin Yim, Lynne Worsley, Carmel Negline, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Irene Arnold, Lona Pereira, Clive Gonsalves, Jadwiga Zawada, Dot Mulquiney, Harriet Calbert, Robert Wells and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

 

PARISH NEWS

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION, THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER AT 7:00PM, ST. JAMES' PARISH
Please join us at St. James' Parish for our Combined Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 21st December at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus our Saviour into our hearts this Christmas. All welcome.

NOTE FOR READERS
From the first weekend in January - 5th/6th Jan 2018 - there are changes to the Welcome before Mass. Readers are requested to collect from the hall, as soon as possible, copies of the letters advising of these changes.

BAPTISM FORMATION AND HEALING MASS 2018
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Formation Meeting in January. The next Baptism Formation meeting will be on Monday the 5th February.  Healing Mass will commence each month from the First Saturday 3rd Feb 2018.

PARISH CALENDARS
Parish Calendars will be distributed at all masses this weekend and next weekend. Please take one per family.

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS
Thank you very much for your generous donations of food and cards for our Giving Tree. With your help we will be able to give the joy of receiving a hamper to about 100 families in our area. We wish you all a very Happy and Holy Christmas.

CONGRATULATIONS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS
We congratulate our Year 6 students who have graduated this year and wish them every blessing as they venture into High School.  May the light of Christ guide and protect them always.  We wish all the students, parents, principal, teachers and staff A Merry Christmas, Blessed New Year and Happy Holidays!

SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Sunday School Programme is looking for a dedicated person, to work with our team next year, to help educate the children from Government Schools, who choose to come to Sunday School to prepare for and receive the Sacraments and to extend the children's knowledge and Love of God. For more info, please contact Bernice on 9749-2812.

FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS - THURSDAY 28TH DECEMBER
The Church celebrates the memory of the young children of Bethlehem who were put to death by Herod, who sought to kill Jesus. These innocent victims bear witness to Christ in a world which would not receive Him. All parents are invited to bring their children and babies to the 8:30am Mass on this Feast day for a special blessing.

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.

CHANGES TO DEVOTIONAL PRAYERS DURING WEEKEND MASSES FROM JANURAY 2018
We wish to advise that starting Jan 2018:

  • The Devotional Prayer will no longer be recited before the start of Mass. Devotional Prayers will still be printed in the bulletin each week and parishioners are encouraged to use them for private prayer and contemplation.
  • The Parish Prayer will now be recited before the Entrance Procession.

These small changes have been made in order to streamline the Mass. We thank you for your understanding.

COMMUNION SERVICE - TUESDAY 26TH DECEMBER, 8:30AM
Parishioners, please note that Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service will replace the 8:30am Mass on Tuesday, 26th December as Fr. Vincent will be away on this day.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
The parish office will be closed from Friday 22nd December and will open on Monday 15th January 2018.  Bulletins for 7th and 14th January will be single sheets with mass readings.  Normal bulletins will resume from 21st January, along with names for Death Anniversaries, Recently Deceased and Sick List.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Isaiah Joseph Hankins who is to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of his Parents, Godparents, Family & Friends, we pray this child will lead a life full of faith, happiness and love for all.
May the Lord give his angels charge over you, to guide you in all your ways.
Psalm 91:11

 

CHRISTMAS TIMETABLE
MASSES
16 Dec 5:00am
9:15am
6:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena
Saturday Morning Mass
Saturday Vigil Mass
17 Dec 5:00am
8:30am 10:30am 12:00pm
5:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena
Sunday Masses
Spanish Mass
Mass
18 to 19 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
20 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
7:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
Wed Mass & Novena
21 to 22 Dec 5:00am
8:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Weekday Mass
23 Dec 5:00am
9:15am
6:00pm
Dawn Mass Novena
Saturday Morning Mass
Saturday Vigil Mass
24 Dec 5:00am
8:30am 10:30am
Dawn Mass Novena
Sunday Masses
NO 5:00PM MASS
24 Dec 6:00pm
6:30pm
Carols followed by
Family Mass
24 Dec 9:00pm
9:30pm
Carols followed by
Vigil Mass
24 Dec 11:30pm
12:00am
Carols followed by
Midnight Mass
CHRISTMAS DAY 25 Dec 8:30am 10:30am
12:30pm
Masses with Carols before Mass
Spanish Mass
NO 5:00PM MASS
31 Dec 8:30am 10:30am
4:00pm
5:00pm
Sunday Masses Holy Hour followed by Mass
1 Jan 8:30am Weekday Mass
RECONCILIATION RITE II
21 Dec 7:00pm at St. James Parish
CONFESSIONS AT ST. PETER'S
Wednesdays Saturdays After 7:00pm Mass
After 9:15am Mass

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for John O'Sullivan, Seabert Rocha, Luke Donnelley, Tin Maximo, Laurie Baker and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Wladyslawa Rakszewski, Anna Janczak, Treesa Lazar, Salvatore Martelli,  Paily Joseph, Maria Martino Kim, Sr Margaret Brigid, Angelina Farrugia, George Thomas, Aileen Gower, Evan Pritchard, Belinda Miller, Princess Jaye de Leon, Henry Restall, Joe Bugeja, Melita Bugeja, Pat Foster, Tessie Craig, Most Rev Joseph Angelo Grech, Maria Consiglio, Charlie Restall White, Emidia Micallef 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, Elizabeth Slee. Excelsa Tejada, Khanietar Michell Singhapanh, Marlene & Lorraine Gill, Vickey Dunford, Hye-bok Lee, Seong-bin Yim, Lynne Worsley, Carmel Negline, Barb Grogan, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Irene Arnold, Lona Pereira, Clive Gonsalves, Jadwiga Zawada, Dot Mulquiney and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 24 Dec 17

B. Coghlan / P. Mulquiney / A. Sipiliano / P. Francis

Readers - 23/24 Dec 17

  6:00pm Sharon D'Silva
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Mario D'Mello
  5:00pm NO 5:00PM MASS

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 23/24 Dec 17

  6:00pm S. Martis / Josie T. / 2 Volunteers
  8:30am KSC Minister/ K. McLoughlin / 2 Volunteers
10:30am Z. D'Mello / N. Costa / C. Morcom / Sally DiB
    5:00pm NO 5:00PM MASS

Music Ministry 23/24 Dec 17

  6:00pm Filiorum Dei
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm NO 5:00PM MASS