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

 

PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

2 Sep First Friday Adoration – 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
Sundays 6:15pm - 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.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED DYING
Thank you to all our parishioners who wrote to our elected delegates on the above. Your letters have been posted to the respective delegates Please continue to keep praying for this intention. God bless you all abundantly.

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.  There will be a special Mass on Sunday 17 Sept at 10:30am followed by lunch. All are invited.

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION - SEPTEMBER 2ND
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.

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

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues Monday, 28 August at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch. 16. All are welcome. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.

PARISH/SCHOOL MASS, 10:30AM, 27 AUGUST
We welcome staff and students from our parish school at the 10:30am Parish/School Mass this weekend. After Mass there will be a guided tour of the school and a sausage sizzle provided by the school. All are welcome.

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.

This weekend is OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL DAY FOR MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES.

There will be a 3rd Collection on the weekend of 2/3 September for the PRIESTS RETIREMENT FOUNDATION. We thank you for your generosity.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Final chance to enrol for the school this Sunday at 6:15pm at the Community Centre. Come and see how we learn our faith, live our faith and share our faith. Enquiries Francis on 0401 787 373 or Sharon on 0430 099 654

FOYER & CHAPEL REFURBISHMENT
As you may be aware, the Parish Pastoral Council along with Fr. Pius, has been reviewing plans to refurbish the entrance to the church to make it more accessible, bring the handicap toilet to approved standard, fix the leaking roof and provide external access to the chapel so that the church can be closed during non-mass hours restricting direct access to school area (in view of child safety) and preventing vandalism or theft in school / church. Plans are well advanced and approvals are being sought. A brief video on the project will be shown at all masses during this weekend with further more detailed drawings and costing notice displayed in the church foyer in the coming weeks.

NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 31 August until the feast day on 8 September. Parishioners are invited to bring in their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on the table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena. The last day, 8 September, will conclude with a shared supper. Please bring a plate of finger food to share. Timetable giving timings for the Mass/Rosary/Novena are posted on the notice boards.

TIMETABLE FOR NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
We are looking for people to lead the Rosary each day of the novena. If you would like to do so, please call the parish office on 9749 4300 as soon as possible.

Day 1 Thu 31 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 2 Fri 1 Sept 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer (First Friday)
Day 3 Sat 2 Sept 8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
9:15am Mass followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet
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 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.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Cristeta Leyco, Ben Halge, Madalena Campagnolo and who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Alex Coelho, Hayden Morris, Harold Pountney, Eardley Beck, Allan Platel, Jack Keane, Jack Watson, Victorina Teng, Walter Reid, Zenaida Santos, Restitoto Cabunilas 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 ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 

Money Counters - 3 Sep 2017

Royden D'Souza / Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D'Souza

Readers - 2/3 Sep 2017

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 2/3 Sep 2017

  6:00pm Josie T. / Praful A. / S. D’Silva / D. Fernandez
  8:30am L. Jones / K. Fernandes / C. Coelho / G. Sharman
10:30am N&R Golaw / N. Costa / S. Sipilliano
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / S. Joseph / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry - 2/3 Sep 2017

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

 

PARISH NEWS


FR. PIUS IS POSTED TO CORIO
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that the Archbishop has posted our dear Fr. Pius to Corio as Parish Priest from 11 October.  Our parish profile has been sent to the Archdiocese office and we will find out in a few days who will replace Fr. Pius as our parish priest.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

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

 

CONFIRMATIONS - ST. PETER'S GRADE 6 CHILDREN
We congratulate the Grade 6 students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 19 August. May their lives be forever enriched by the Gifts and Fruits bestowed upon them by the Holy Spirit.

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 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 that has been 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 will be on the notice board next week.  There will be a special Mass on Sunday 17 September at 10:30am followed by lunch. All are invited.

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us each Saturday from 7:20am until 8:30am in the Community Centre. Come for a hearty breakfast and lively discussion. Ring Les on 9749 2388 for more information.

PIETY STORE ROSTERS for September, October and November are now available for collection in the Hall.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE – IMPORTANT NOTICE
Thank you to parishioners who have brought their letters to the MPs, as requested. Kindly place these in the boxes outside in the church foyer. If you haven’t brought your letters today we will be collecting them again next weekend, so kindly bring them along so that we can send as many letters as possible supporting our vote against the proposed Bill for Euthanasia and Assisted Dying. Thank you all for your tremendous support.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
HSI School of Discipleship commenced on July 23 with thirty candidates attending. The first five weeks of the school are to experience what the school is all about. The School runs for two hours from 6.15 pm on Sunday and is aimed at learning our faith, living it and sharing the faith with others. Come and see how this school could change your life. For enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon on 0430 099 654.

POPE’S TWEET
Other people are gifts to be received with respect, especially if they are weak and frail, because Christ comes to meet us in them.

POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 31 August until the feast day on 8 September. Parishioners are invited to bring in their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on the table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena. The last day, 8 September, will conclude with a shared supper.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share. Timetable giving timings for the Mass/Rosary/Novena are posted on the notice boards.

We are looking for people to lead the Rosary each day of the novena.  If you would like to do so, please call the parish office on 9749 4300 as soon as possible. Thank you.

TIMETABLE FOR NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA 

Day 1 Thu 31 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 2 - Fri 1 Sept 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
(First Friday)
Day 3 - Sat 2 Sept 8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
9:15am Mass followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet
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 Sep            FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY
7:00pm – Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Supper afterwards – please bring 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.

 

MenALIVE Melbourne – AFL FOOTBALLER DANIEL WELLS
The Catholic Man Breakfast series is an opportunity for men to gather and be encouraged and inspired in their faith. Hear champion AFL Footballer and Catholic husband and father Daniel Wells tell his story in an interview with John “Percy” Canavan. Bookings des@menalive.org.au. Enquiries to Michael Bohan 0439 172 465 or Michael.bohan@menalive.org.au. Cost $45 per person. Thursday, 14 September, 7:00am to 9:00am  at CQ Club.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Vera Saerang, Mary McMinn, Vera Fernandez and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Louise Van Susteren, Anthony Bulbrook, Pasqua Viterbo 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, Margaret Jones and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS


Money Counters 27 Aug 17

John Allen, Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 26/27 Aug 17

  6:00pm Jeffery Poppen
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Jeslin Shahji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
26/27 Aug 17

  6:00pm H. Durski / B. Farrugia / M. Maple / E.Dalton
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L. Jones /VOL
10:30am V. Azimi / V. Firman / Sally DiB / C. Morcom
  5:00pm S&I SImangan / E. Behrouzi / VOL

Music Ministry 26/27 Aug 17

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH
 

Sundays 6:15  to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
13 Aug 8:00am to 10:00am in side chapel - Veneration of Our Lady of Fatima statue.
15 Aug Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Day of Obligation. Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass), 7:00pm


FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY - TUESDAY 15TH AUGUST
Mass times are 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm. Kindly note that the Assumption is a holy day of obligation.

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us each Saturday from 7:20am until 8:30am in the Community Centre. Come for a hearty breakfast and lively discussion. Ring Les on 9749 2388 for more information.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues Monday, 14 August at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch. 15. All are welcome. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.

VENERATION OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA - SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST
To mark the 100th anniversary of the 4th Fatima Apparition, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration from 8:00am to 10:00am in the Church side Chapel. All welcome.

The JUBILEE CROSS will be in our parish from 14 to 17 September. There will be a special Mass on Sunday 17 September at 10:30am followed by lunch. Details in next week's bulletin.

No PRAYER MEETING on Saturday 19 August as members will be at the CCR Renewal Day.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE - IMPORTANT NOTICE
Thank you to parishioners who have brought their letters to the MPs, as requested last weekend. Kindly place these in the boxes outside in the church foyer. If you haven't brought your letters today we will be collecting them again next weekend, so kindly bring them along so that we can send as many letters as possible supporting our vote against the proposed Bill for Euthanasia and Assisted Dying. Thank you all for your tremendous support.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
HSI School of Discipleship commenced on July 23 with thirty candidates attending. The first five weeks of the school are to experience what the school is all about. The School runs for two hours from 6.15 pm on Sunday and is aimed at learning our faith, living it and sharing the faith with others. Come and see how this school could change your life. For enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon on 0430 099 654.

POPE'S TWEET
Other people are gifts to be received with respect, especially if they are weak and frail, because Christ comes to meet us in them.

POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

CatholicCare
There will be a special collection after all masses this weekend for CatholicCare, an agency assisting families who are struggling or in distress. We thank you for your support.

MenALIVE Melbourne - AFL FOOTBALLER DANIEL WELLS
The Catholic Man Breakfast series is an opportunity for men to gather and be encouraged and inspired in their faith. Hear champion AFL Footballer and Catholic husband and father Daniel Wells tell his story in an interview with John "Percy" Canavan. Bookings des@menalive.org.au. Enquiries to Michael Bohan 0439 172 465 or Michael.bohan@menalive.org.au. Cost $45 per person. Thursday, 14 September, 7:00am to 9:00am at CQ Club.

NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 31 August until the feast day on 8 September. Parishioners are invited to bring in their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on the table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena. The last day, 8 September, will end with a shared supper.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share. Timetable giving timings for the Mass/Rosary/Novena are posted on the notice boards.

TIMETABLE FOR NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
We are looking for people to lead the Rosary each day of the novena.  If you would like to do so, please call the parish office on 9749 4300 as soon as possible. Thank you. 

Day 1, Thu 31 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 2, Fri 1 Sept 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer (First Friday)
Day 3, Sat 2 Sept 8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
9:15am Mass followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet
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 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.

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
Vera Saerang, Mary McMinn, Vera Fernandez, Iluminada Alinea and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Olive Barber, Creswell & Yolanda D'Lima, David Daborn, Marites Nunez 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 and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters - 20 Aug 17

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

Readers - 19/20 Aug 17

  6:00pm Matthew Reuter
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Maria Naufahu
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 19/20 Aug 17

  6:00pm S. Martis / E. Mills / Sharon A. / M. Nelthropp
  8:30am G Sharman / K Fernandes / R Johnson / S Gomez
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm M. Etiennette / C. Skinner / E. Behrouzi / VOL

Music Ministry - 19/20 Aug 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 – 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
13 Aug 8:00 – 10:00am in side chapel - Veneration of Our Lady of Fatima statue.
15 Aug Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Day of Obligation. Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass), 7:00pm


FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – TUESDAY 15TH AUGUST
Mass times are 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm. Kindly note that the Assumption is a holy day of obligation.

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us each Saturday from 7:20am until 8:30am in the Community Centre. Come for a hearty breakfast and lively discussion. Ring Les on 9749 2388 for more information.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues Monday, 14 August at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch. 15. All are welcome. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.

VENERATION OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA - SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST
To mark the 100th anniversary of the 4th Fatima Apparition, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration from 8:00am to 10:00am in the Church side Chapel. All welcome.

The JUBILEE CROSS will be in our parish from 14 to 17 September. There will be a special Mass on Sunday 17 September at 10:30am followed by lunch. Details in next week’s bulletin.

No PRAYER MEETING on Saturday 19 August as members will be at the CCR Renewal Day.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE – IMPORTANT NOTICE
Thank you to parishioners who have brought their letters to the MPs, as requested last weekend. Kindly place these in the boxes outside in the church foyer. If you haven’t brought your letters today we will be collecting them again next weekend, so kindly bring them along so that we can send as many letters as possible supporting our vote against the proposed Bill for Euthanasia and Assisted Dying. Thank you all for your tremendous support.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
HSI School of Discipleship commenced on July 23 with thirty candidates attending. The first five weeks of the school are to experience what the school is all about. The School runs for two hours from 6.15 pm on Sunday and is aimed at learning our faith, living it and sharing the faith with others. Come and see how this school could change your life. For enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon on 0430 099 654.

POPE’S TWEET
Other people are gifts to be received with respect, especially if they are weak and frail, because Christ comes to meet us in them.

POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 31 August until the feast day on 8 September. Parishioners are invited to bring in their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on the table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena. The last day, 8 September, will end with a shared supper.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share. Timetable giving timings for the Mass/Rosary/Novena are posted on the notice boards. .

CATHOLICCARE
There will be a special collection after all masses this weekend for CatholicCare, an agency assisting families who are struggling or in distress. We thank you for your support.

MenALIVE Melbourne – AFL FOOTBALLER DANIEL WELLS
The Catholic Man Breakfast series is an opportunity for men to gather and be encouraged and inspired in their faith. Hear champion AFL Footballer and Catholic husband and father Daniel Wells tell his story in an interview with John “Percy” Canavan. Bookings des@menalive.org.au. Enquiries to Michael Bohan 0439 172 465 or Michael.bohan@menalive.org.au. Cost $45 per person. Thursday, 14 September, 7:00am to 9:00am  at CQ Club.

 

TIMETABLE FOR NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
We are looking for people to lead the Rosary each day of the novena.  If you would like to do so, please call the parish office on 9749 4300 as soon as possible. Thank you. 

Day 1
Thu 31 Aug
7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 2
Fri 1 Sept
7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
(First Friday)
Day 3
Sat 2 Sept
8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
9:15am Mass followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet
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 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.


RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Vera Saerang, Mary McMinn, Vera Fernandez, Iluminada Alinea and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Olive Barber, Creswell & Yolanda D'lima, David Daborn, Marites Nunez 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 and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS


Money Counters 20 Aug 17

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

Readers – 19/20 Aug 17

  6:00pm Matthew Reuter
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Maria Naufahu
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 19/20 Aug 17

  6:00pm S. Martis / E. Mills / Sharon A. / M. Nelthropp
  8:30am G Sharman / K Fernandes / R Johnson / S Gomez
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm M. Etiennette / C. Skinner / E. Behrouzi / VOL

Music Ministry  - 19/20 Aug 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH
 

23 Jul HSI School of Discipleship begins. 6:15 in the Community Centre
  6 Aug Day of Prayer for Care & Respect at the end of life


HOME MADE BISCUITS / CUPCAKES / SAUSAGE SIZZLE – 29/30 JULY
Next weekend, 29/30 July, the Ladies Auxiliary will hold another stall after all Masses (until sold out). This time we are selling home-made biscuits and cupcakes.

There will also be a sausage sizzle after all masses on the same weekend. We would be very grateful for any volunteers to help us on the day. We thank you for supporting both our stalls.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues Monday, 24 July at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch. 12. All are welcome. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL 

  3 Aug No School – Curriculum Day
22 Sep End of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm


DAY OF PRAYER FOR CARE & RESPECT AT THE END OF LIFE – SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST
Archbishop Dennis Hart has asked us to respond to the imminent vote in our State Parliament on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, with a day of prayer on Sunday 6th August. Our Parish will be dedicating our August Devotional Prayer to this cause with the 'Love to the End Prayer'. The Rosary will be dedicated for this intention at the morning Masses of Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August. At the First Friday evening Mass at 7:00pm on the 4th, the Eucharistic Adoration (Exposition) will also be dedicated to this important cause. Everyone is invited to pray the rosary at home for this intention specifically.

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING MARRIAGE
Please contact parish office on 9749 4300 to make an appointment six months prior to the date of your wedding. You will need to bring the following to the meeting with the parish priest:

  • Baptism certificate for Catholic party (recently dated from the parish of baptism  - within four weeks at the time of making the appointment with our parish) - inform your parish of baptism that you require it for marriage purposes when you request the certificate.
  • Confirmation certificate for Catholic party
  • Birth certificate for non-Catholic party (or copy of passport)
  • Dispensation – if mixed marriage / disparity of worship
  • Permission to Marry certificate from Parish Priest
  • Freedom to Marry certificate from Parish Priest for the groom
  • If either party has been married before: Death certificate of deceased spouse or Decree of Nullity from the Church Tribunal
  • Certificate of completion of Marriage Preparation Course (FOCCUS)

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Please note that the HSI School of Discipleship commences this Sunday July 23 at 6:15pm in the Community Centre. Details about the school are on the notice board in the church foyer. All are welcome to attend. Further information on the school will be provided on July 23. Enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

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

OSHC PROGRAM
St Peter Apostle’s OSHC (Outside School Hours Care) Program invites suitably qualified candidates with a Diploma in Childhood Services or equivalent, to register for ‘ON CALL’ casual work. If you meet the requirements and are interested, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 for more details. Thank you.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Friday 28 July, 7pm to Sunday 30 July, 5pm
St Paul’s Missionary College, Nortons Lane, Wantirna South.  You are invited to join other couples and invest in your most precious asset, your marriage. This residential weekend will explore the precious nature of marriage, allowing couples to share feelings, hopes and dreams with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit. There is no group sharing. Couples and a priest present the weekend. It is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome. Accommodation and all meals provided. Details and bookings: Maria and Andre Rasqinha on 0411 225 992 or vicbookings@wwme.org.au or www.wwme.org.au. Cost: $55 application fee + confidential donation at the weekend. (Average cost for a couple for a weekend is $595 but no couple is refused a weekend if they are not able to pay.)

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Iluminada Alinea, Raymond El-Helou and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Laurie Flaherty, Danny Hoyne, Segunda & Rene Raymundo, Elena, Paolo & Giuseppina Tasso, James O’Neill, Francis Mizzi, Martola family, D’Agata family, Jean & Joseph Turner, Daphne & Adolphus Turner, Bienvenido Are, Annakutty Thomas and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Rose Farrugia, Albert Dichenko, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Robert Hart, Karen Norris, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner, Charlie Xerxin, Melissa Caroline, Anne Kelly, Bernadette Singco, Ralf Milone, Megan Rowe and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS


Money Counters 30 July 17

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / Grace Sharman

Readers – 29/30 July 17

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Sunil Vaz
10:30am Sibrina Harry
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 29/30 July 17

  6:00pm Davy F. / M. Maple / E. Mills / M. Nelthropp
  8:30am G. Sharman / C. Coelho /B. Jones / R. Johnson
10:30am S. Sipiliano / C. Morcom / M. Naufahu / V. Firman
  5:00pm I. Simangan / G. Siccita / J&D Etiennette

Music Ministry 29/30 July 17

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

 

PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

23 July HSI School of Discipleship begins


HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Please note that the HSI School of Discipleship commences on Sunday July 23 at 6:15pm in the Community Centre. Details about the school are on the notice board in the church foyer. All are welcome to attend. Further information on the school will be provided on July 23. Enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE
Thank you to all our parishioners who signed the petition over the last 2 weekends. We have 550+ signatures and a big thank you once again. We are hoping to present the petition to our local MPs for Tarneit and Werribee in the coming weeks, to persuade them to vote against the Bill. The Archdiocese is also planning some other activities to emphasise our view on the proposed Bill. We will keep you updated on the same. In the meantime we request you to continue praying for this intention.
God Bless,
Fr. Pius Kodakkathanath.

ST PETERS CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Please note that there will be Adoration and Prayer Meeting as usual on Saturday, 22nd July at 2.30pm

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

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING MARRIAGE
Please contact parish office on 9749 4300 to make an appointment six months prior to the date of your wedding. You will need to bring the following for the meeting with the parish priest:

  • Baptism certificate for Catholic party (recently dated from the parish of baptism  - within four weeks at the time of making the appointment with our parish) - inform your parish of baptism that you require it for marriage purposes when you request the certificate.
  • Confirmation certificate for Catholic party
  • Birth certificate for non-Catholic party (or copy of passport)
  • Dispensation – if mixed marriage / disparity of worship
  • Permission to Marry certificate from Parish Priest
  • Freedom to Marry certificate from Parish Priest for the groom
  • If either party has been married before: Death certificate of deceased spouse or Decree of Nullity from the Church Tribunal
  • Certificate of completion of Marriage Preparation Course (FOCCUS)

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL 

17 July Term 3 commences at 8:45am
  3 Aug No School – Curriculum Day
22 Sep End of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm


ARCHBISHOP’S GOLDEN JUBILEE OF PRIESTLY ORDINATION
Saturday 22nd July, 11:00am at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne
Everyone is invited to and will be welcome at this special Mass of Thanksgiving on the 50th anniversary of the Archbishop’s priestly ordination, followed by light refreshments at the Central Hall, 18 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

Please note that there will be no Mass at our parish that morning (22nd July), only a Communion service at 9:15am, as Fr. Pius is concelebrating in the Cathedral and is required to be there before 10:30am.

GRANDPARENTS MASS AT THOMAS CARR COLLEGE
In celebration of the Feast Day of Saints Joachim and Anne, Thomas Carr College will hold a Grandparents’ Mass in the College Chapel at 8:00am on Wednesday July 26. The mass will be followed by a lovely warm breakfast in the College Dining Room. We invite all grandparents in the Parish Community to join us for the celebration. For seating and catering purposes, please RSVP to Ms Abbey Harrington at abbey.harrington@thomascarr.vic.edu.au by Monday July 17.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Friday 28 July, 7pm to Sunday 30 July, 5pm
St Paul’s Missionary College, Nortons Lane, Wantirna South.  You are invited to join other couples and invest in your most precious asset, your marriage. This residential weekend will explore the precious nature of marriage, allowing couples to share feelings, hopes and dreams with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit. There is no group sharing. Couples and a priest present the weekend. It is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome. Accommodation and all meals provided. Details and bookings: Maria and Andre Rasqinha on 0411 225 992 or vicbookings@wwme.org.au or www.wwme.org.au. Cost: $55 application fee + confidential donation at the weekend. (Average cost for a couple for a weekend is $595 but no couple is refused a weekend if they are not able to pay.)

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Iluminada Alinea,  Cristeta Leyco, Louis Farrugia,  Elena Tasso, and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Raymond & Eli Rego, Frank Johnson, Madge Bourke, Numeriano Medel and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Martin Grillo, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Rose Farrugia, Albert Dichenko, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Robert Hart, Karen Norris, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner, Charlie Xerxin, Melissa Caroline, Anne Kelly and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS


Money Counters 23 July 17

Royden D’Souza / Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza

Readers – 22/23 July 17

  6:00pm Jennifer Reuter
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 22/23 July 17

  6:00pm M. Maple / H. Durski / S. Martis / E. Dalton
  8:30am KSC Minister / K McLoughlin / L Jones /Volunteer
10:30am Z. D’Mello / N. Costa / S. DiB / Vanina IDA
  5:00pm C. Skinner / M. Etiennette / S. Joseph /Volunteer

Music Ministry 22/23 July 17

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