PARISH NEWS

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD – SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
A special 'Blessing of Candles' will be given on this Feast Day at the 9:15am Mass. Everyone is invited to bring their own candles and place them on the table at the front of the altar before the start of Mass.

YOUTH MASS
Please note that from February 2019, the 5:00pm Mass on the 3rd Sunday of each month will be a Youth Mass, and they will supply all the Ministries for the Mass.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH (FROM FEBRUARY 2019

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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Baptism Formation Meeting, Monday, 4th February at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NEXT HEALING MASS ON FEBRUARY 2nd, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

 

LAST CHANCE
Unsold Calendars must be sent back after the weekend of 9/10 February. Visit the Piety Store for your religious calendar, Rosary beads and other religious goods.

CAR PARK REFURBISHMENT
Fr Vincent, Dcn Charles and the Building Projects Team would like to sincerely thank each and every one of our parishioners for their prayers and support during the refurbishment works. Thanks also for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience caused.

READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
As the next Roster from March to May 2019 will include the Easter Ceremonies, please complete the Availability Forms in the Hall and return them to the Parish Office NO LATER THAN 6TH FEBRUARY,2019. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

A MIRACLE IN OUR PARISH – PRAISE THE LORD!!
Many of you will know our parishioner Elizabeth Sobkowicz who has been unable to walk without the help of a walker for almost a year.  Elizabeth attended a Healing Retreat last weekend. On Sunday Elizabeth found that she had been healed and by the grace of God, she is now able to walk and drive without any help.

THE NEXT HEALING MASS will be held on Saturday, 2nd February from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. All are invited to attend the Praise & Worship, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with the Healing Mass.

MOVIE NIGHT
The Young Adults are having their first movie night on 28 January 2019. We are screening the movie FIREPROOF (PG) an inspirational Christian movie about a fireman who goes to great lengths to save his marriage. It’s a family movie with special emphasis on Christian marriage. Sausage Sizzle and snacks at 6:30pm with movie commencing at 7:00pm. Come and support our Young Adults Ministry. Gold Coin Donation. If you would like to donate or help out at the event please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.

FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
First Friday service on February 1 begins with Mass at 7:00pm, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, time for reflection, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and nine offices until 10:00pm. Come and spend some time with the Lord!

SACRAMENTAL & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME will take enrolments on Sunday 3rd Feb 19 between 9:20am and 11:00am. You will find us if you follow the arrows on the brick walls of the School. If your children attend a non-Catholic School and you wish for them to prepare to receive Sacraments or general instruction, come and see us. Classes start on Sunday 10th Feb from 9:15am to 10:25am. Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749 2812.

POPE FRANCIS has declared 8th February to be the WORLD DAY OF PRAYER REFLECTION AND ACTION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH. He chose this day because it is the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of Sudan and of Trafficked People. A vigil Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli at 7:30pm on Thursday 7th February 2019 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rita Dubowik, Clem Golaw, Aiia Maasarwe, Pilar Carlos, Tessie Lotho, Eulogio Rebellon Sr., Pam Smith, Eleanor Laferlita, Hafizah Gunawan, Mike Louis, Vanessa Rogo and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Betty Roberts, Jack & John Hartshorn, Kathleen & Chris McCormick, Brian Golding, Doris, Stanley & Pauline Harlow, Oliver Alburo, Romaldo Trovela, Gemma Sicluna, Joseph Siccita, Claudio Scrofani, Gasvina Angeles, Pedro Angeles, Terence Biber. Antonia (Nina) Dalli, Tony Catania, Cathy Duggan, Corazon Dayao and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Janko Janksic, Cynthia Middleton, Eugene Xavier, Mabel Fernandes, Maureen Moynahan, Ding de Leon, Leo Eleipa and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 3 February 19

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney

Readers – 2/3 February 19

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 2/3 February 19

  6:00pm H. Durski / Davy F. / N. Golaw / Sharon A.
  8:30am Karen F. / E. Stowers / C. Coelho / R. Johnson
10:30am N. Costa / V. Firman / C. Morcom / L. Ortega
  5:00pm G. Siccita / J*A Etiennette / J. Phan Lai

Music Ministry - 2/3 February 19

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

 

PARISH NEWS

CAR PARK REFURBISHMENT
Thanks be to God our car park work commenced on Monday (January 14) and is progressing well. Subject to weather remaining good, we expect the car park refurbishment to be completed by Friday 25 January 2019. Car park and Community Centre will be fully closed until then. Thank you for your co-operation and assistance in this regard. Please do pray that the car park refurbishment will be completed on time.

FEAST OF STO NIÑO will be celebrated at St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish at 12 noon on Sunday, 27th January 2019. Procession starts at 11:30am in the carpark. You are welcome to bring your Sto Niño icons on the day.

PIETY STORE
Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars are available ($9). Keep informed of Saints' Feast days and other Feasts throughout the year.

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD – SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
A special 'Blessing of Candles' will be given on this Feast Day at the 9:15am Mass. Everyone is invited to bring their own candles and place them on the table at the front of the altar before the start of Mass.

YOUTH MASS
Please note that from February 2019, the 5:00pm Mass on the 3rd Sunday of each month will be a Youth Mass, and they will supply all the Ministries for the Mass.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH (FROM FEBRUARY 2019

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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Baptism Formation Meeting, Monday, 4th February at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NEXT HEALING MASS ON FEBRUARY 2nd, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

 

READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
As the next Roster from March to May 2019 will include the Easter Ceremonies, please complete the Availability Forms in the Hall and return them to the Parish Office NO LATER THAN 6TH FEBRUARY,2019. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

LOST KEYS
A set of keys has been found in the vicinity of the parish. If you are the owner of the keys and are able to identify the key chain, please see Fr. Vincent after any of the masses to collect the keys.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – JANUARY 20, 2019, 2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” (1 Corinthians 12:7)
St. Paul tells us that God has blessed each of us for a reason. How has God blessed you? Are you using your gifts according to God’s plan? How are you helping to build God’s kingdom here on earth? Remember that if you don’t do the work God planned for you, no one else can do it. Live the life God has intended for you, feel His love, peace and joy!

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, REFLECTION & ACTION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
All are invited to attend a Vigil Mass to celebrate the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita and to mark the International Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking on Thursday, 7th February 2019 at 7:30pm. Celebrated by Archbishop Peter Comensoli at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne.

MOVIE NIGHT
The Young Adults are having their first movie night on 28 January 2019. We are screening the movie FIREPROOF (PG) an inspirational Christian movie about a fireman who goes to great lengths to save his marriage. It’s a family movie with special emphasis on Christian marriage. Sausage Sizzle and snacks at 6:30pm with movie commencing at 7:00pm. Come and support our Young Adults Ministry. Gold Coin Donation. If you would like to donate or help out at the event please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.

THE LENTEN JESUS: DISCERNING THE WAY
Planning day for the Season of Lent & Holy Week. Saturday 16 February 2019 at the Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne. 10:00am to 3:30pm. $30 per person incl. morning tea, lunch & workshop material. Contact Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation on 9926 5761 or evangelisation@cam.org.au.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Joseph Mintoff, Naveesha Leitan, Hamilton Lazaro, Nicanor Sanchez, Yesudason Johnkutty, Eugene Pietrzykowski and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Charlie Mintoff, Nithin Vaz, John Noel Alexander, Baptist, Gracy & Hosie D’Souza, Joe Monteiro, Dr. Leslie Gonsalves, John, Theresa & Jackie Hollom, Dante Lopez, Maria Deguara, Edith Platel, Robert Wells, Desmond Conns, Baptist, Gracy & Hosie D’Souza, Martin Pham Nguyen, Pam Mulholland, Winston & Ralston Ephraums, Frances Mizzi, Elizabeth Koncz and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Janko Janksic, Josie Walsh, Cynthia Middleton, Eugene Xavier, Mabel Fernandes, Maureen Moynahan and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 27 January 19

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson

Readers – 26/27 January 19

  6:00pm Sonia Sabu Mathew
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Dominic Hankins

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 26/27 January 19

  6:00pm Praful A. / Josie T. / B. Farrugia / E. Dalton
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Z. D’Mello / S. DiB / S. Colla / F. Caruana
  5:00pm S&I Simangan / E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph

 

 


PARISH NEWS

CAR PARK REFURBISHMENT
Please note that the car park will be undergoing major refurbishment from January 14 to 26 during which time the entire car park will be closed for weekday and weekend Masses. Please note the car park will be closed for the next (January 19th/20th) weekend Masses. Access to church will be through the side gate. There will be no access to the community centre. Thank you for your co-operation and assistance in this regard. Please do pray that the car park refurbishment will be completed on time.

FEAST OF STO NIÑO will be celebrated at St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish at 12 noon on Sunday, 27th January 2019. Procession starts at 11:30am in the carpark. You are welcome to bring your Sto Niño icons on the day.

PIETY STORE
Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars are available ($9). Keep informed of Saints' Feast days and other Feasts throughout the year.

GIVING TREE. A big thank you from St Peter's Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society to all parishioners and to students from St. Peter's School and Thomas Carr College, who gave so generously to our Giving tree. We were able to give hampers to 110 families in our area.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH (FROM FEBRUARY 2019

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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Baptism Formation Meeting, Monday, 4th February at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NEXT HEALING MASS ON FEBRUARY 2nd, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

 

READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
As the next Roster from March to May 2019 will include the Easter Ceremonies, please complete the Availability Forms in the Hall and return them to the Parish Office NO LATER THAN 6TH FEBRUARY,2019. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

YOUTH MASS
Please note that from February 2019, the 5:00pm Mass on the 3rd Sunday of each month will be a Youth Mass, and they will supply all the Ministries for the Mass.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, REFLECTION & ACTION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
All are invited to attend a Vigil Mass to celebrate the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita and to mark the International Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking on Thursday, 7th February 2019 at 7:30pm. Celebrated by Archbishop Peter Comensoli at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne.

BAPTISM OF THE LORD – 13TH JANUARY 2019
The call given to each of us at our Baptism is unique. At Baptism we were made 'priests, prophets and kings' as the Rite of Baptism reminds us. As we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord this weekend, reflect on the call given to us at our baptism, no matter how long ago it was. As baptised Christians, we are called to spread the 'Good News' and grow in holiness. Let us pray today for the young members of our families and our congregations and our secondary schools: that they will live out this call in a radical way and respond to whatever the Lord calls them to, perhaps consecrated life or priesthood.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Jaia Baer, Ossie Fonseca, Mariano De Muri, Isidra Buenaventura, Petronila Larmar and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Lena Surrao, Diane Cameron, Edith Platel, Cyril Dickson, Michael Blythe, Wanda & Bob Keech, Harry Robert John, Swamy Lobo and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Janko Janksic, Josie Walsh, Cynthia Middleton, Miroslav Hedik, and all who are ill in our Parish

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 20 January 19

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 19/20 January 19

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 19/20 January 19

  6:00pm Davy F. / E. Dalton / S. D’Silva / A. D’Lima
  8:30am Bernice S. / Karen F. / K. English / C. Coelho
10:30am V Firman / Vanina IDA / S Delos Reyos / L Ortega
  5:00pm M&D Etiennette / J. Phan Lai / Volunteer

 

 

PARISH NEWS


 

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TIMETABLE

MASSES
16 – 24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena
24 Dec 6:30pm Family Mass with Carols at 6:00pm
24 Dec 9:30pm Vigil Mass with Carols at 9:00pm
24 Dec 12 Midnight Mass with Carols at 11:30pm
CHRISTMAS DAY

8:30am

 

10:30am

 

12:30pm

Mass with carols at 8:00am

Mass with carols at 10:00am

Spanish Mass

Christmas Day – No 5:00pm Mass
31 Dec 8:30am Mass followed by Holy Hour of Prayer & Thanksgiving for 2018
1 Jan 8:30am Mass
RECONCILIATION RITE II
20 Dec 7:00pm at St. James Parish
CONFESSIONS AT ST. PETER’S
Wednesdays After 7:00pm Mass
Saturdays After 9:15am Mass

 

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
The last working day for the parish office will be Friday 21st December. The office will re-open on Monday 7th January 2019.  Bulletins for 30th December and 6th January will be single sheets with mass readings.  Normal bulletins will resume from 13th January 2019, along with names for Death Anniversaries, Recently Deceased and Sick List.

PIETY STORE
Advent Calendars for the children, Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars, Columban wall Calendars as well as Christmas Cards ($3 for a pack of 8), ornaments, Nativity sets and scenes, etc. are available.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE TICKETS will be on sale at all Masses this weekend and during the Dawn Masses. Winning tickets will be drawn after the 24 Dec 2018 Dawn Mass.

FROM THE PARISH OFFICE
Wishing all the parishioners of St Peters a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY MASS - MON 24TH DECEMBER 6:30 PM, CAROLS 6:00 PM
All children are invited to dress up as a Nativity character e.g. angels, shepherds, Mary, Joseph, etc. for this family Mass. Please have the children ready and waiting in the hall so they can process into Church for the start of the Carols by 6:00pm sharp.

FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS - FRIDAY 28TH DECEMBER, 8:30 AM MASS
A special Blessing will be given to all babies and children at this Mass in memory of the young children of Bethlehem, put to death by Herod who sought to kill Jesus. These innocent victims bear witness to Christ, to a world which would not receive Him.

NEW YEAR'S EVE MASS, MONDAY 31ST DECEMBER, 8:30AM FOLLOWED BY HOLY HOUR OF THANKSGIVING
Please join us as we give thanks for the many blessings and graces received throughout 2018. The 8:30am Mass will be followed by Exposition, quiet reflection/prayer time, Divine Mercy Chaplet and conclude with Benediction. All  are welcome.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR 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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NO HEALING MASS IN JAN.
2nd Feb 19 Healing Mass 1:30pm to 4:30pm

 

JANUARY 2019
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Preparation Meeting in January. The NEXT Healing Mass and Baptism Preparation meeting will be held in February 2019.

CONGRATULATIONS to our parishioner Tanya Kelaart who recently received a Lalor Hero Award for the wonderful work she has done as the founder of the Wyndham Women’s Support Group. Her voluntary work with various organisations has also been acknowledged. Well done and God Bless you Tanya as you continue with your good works.

FEAST OF STO NIÑO will be celebrated at St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish at 12 noon on Sunday, 27th January 2019. Procession starts at 11:30am in the carpark. You are welcome to bring your Sto Niño icons on the day.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Edith Platle, Roseleen McKenna, Jose Bilog, Dr. Leslie Gonsalves, Jason Gilham, Bradley Dobney, Christina Farrugia, Des Saunderson, Antonio Machado, George Seemanpillai, Luke Anderson, Corazon Dayao and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Baby Shania Albuquerque, Florence White, Conrad Isaaks, George Bellard, Margaret Prea, Sam Bonnici, Flo & John Staub, Patrick Foster, Gert & Frank Foster, Milagros Baltero, Sisabert Rocha, Arsenio Granada, Connie Portelli, Joseph Nguyen, Esmeralda Benitez, Pia Padayo, Violeta Pascual, Lucy Zanatta, Immaculata Sciglitano and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Vivian Metzger, Eugene Xavier, Miroslav Hedik, Filippo Sciglitano, Christina Farrugia, Kath Meddings, Jaia Baer, May Rizkallah, Janko Janksic, Gayle Ryan, Saranapala, and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 30 December 18

Kevin McLouoghlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers – 29/30 December 18

  6:00pm Elaine Dalton
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 29/30 December 18

  6:00pm H. Durski / M. Maple / Davy F. / Sharon A.
  8:30am L. Jones / Bernice S. / R. Johnson / G. Sharman
10:30am Sally DiB / V Firman / Vanina IDA / S Delos Reyos
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / 2 X VOLUNTEERS

Music Ministry – 29/30 December 18

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

ST. PETER'S & ST. JAMES' COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION, THURSDAY 20TH DEC, 7:00PM
Please join us at St. James' Parish for our Combined Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 20th December at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus our Saviour into our hearts this Christmas. All welcome

CHRISTMAS FAMILY MASS - MON 24TH DECEMBER 6:30 PM, CAROLS 6:00 PM
All children are invited to dress up as a Nativity character e.g. angels, shepherds, Mary, Joseph, etc. for this family Mass. Please have the children ready and waiting in the hall so they can process into Church for the start of the Carols by 6:00pm sharp.

FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS - FRIDAY 28TH DECEMBER, 8:30 AM MASS
A special Blessing will be given to all babies and children at this Mass in memory of the young children of Bethlehem, put to death by Herod who sought to kill Jesus. These innocent victims bear witness to Christ, to a world which would not receive Him.

NEW YEAR'S EVE MASS, MONDAY 31ST DECEMBER, 8:30AM FOLLOWED BY HOLY HOUR OF THANKSGIVING
Please join us as we give thanks for the many blessings and graces received throughout 2018. The 8:30am Mass will be followed by Exposition, quiet reflection/prayer time, Divine Mercy Chaplet and conclude with Benediction. All  are welcome.

ALTAR SERVERS AVAILABILITY FORMS FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR are kept in the Sacristy. Please fill in your form and return it to the Sacristy as soon as possible. Thank you.

JANUARY 2019
Please note that there will be NO Healing Mass or Baptism Preparation Meeting in January. The NEXT Healing Mass and Baptism Preparation meeting will be held in February 2019.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Letty Britnell, Amelia Gray-Shields, Emily D'Lima, Ashton Hallinan, Gemma Hallinan, Sophie Salamanca, Yzabelle Callejo and Gabriel Tibar  who are to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
The last working day for the parish office will be Friday 21st December. The office will re-open on Monday 7th January 2019.  Bulletins for 30th December and 6th January will be single sheets with mass readings.  Normal bulletins will resume from 13th January 2019, along with names for Death Anniversaries, Recently Deceased and Sick List.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR 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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NO HEALING MASS IN JAN.
16-24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena followed by AGAPE Breakfast.
2nd Feb 19 Healing Mass 1:30pm to 4:30pm

 

THANK YOU
The Members of the Hoppers Crossing Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society offer a very warm and heartfelt Thank You to all of St Peter’s  Parish Community who recently donated $1,750 to aid our work for the disadvantaged .

Also following our appeal for extra volunteers to aid us in our works, we now have an additional thirteen Members in Training.

Thank you one and all !
Leo Wandersmith

PIETY STORE
Advent Calendars for the children, Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars, Columban wall Calendars as well as Christmas Cards ($3 for a pack of 8), ornaments, Nativity sets and scenes, etc. are available.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE TICKETS will be on sale from this weekend and during the Dawn Masses. Winning tickets will be drawn after the 24 Dec 2018 Dawn Mass.

CONGRATULATIONS to the two newly appointed Deputy Principals at our school – Tara Allison and Karen Clarke. We wish you well in your new roles !!

 

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TIMETABLE

MASSES
16 – 24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena
24 Dec 6:30pm Family Mass with Carols at 6:00pm
24 Dec 9:30pm Vigil Mass with Carols at 9:00pm
24 Dec 12 Midnight Mass with Carols at 11:30pm
CHRISTMAS DAY

8:30am

 

10:30am

 

12:30pm

Mass with carols at 8:00am

Mass with carols at 10:00am

Spanish Mass

Christmas Day – No 5:00pm Mass
31 Dec 8:30am Mass followed by Holy Hour of Prayer & Thanksgiving for 2018
1 Jan 8:30am Mass

 

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 18
This will be the 23rd year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. Thank you.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Josefina Mata, Placida Lim, Antonio Lim, Antonio Mechado and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for George Thomas, Aileen Gower, Evan Pritchard, Paula Monteiro, Edgar Montaut, Gwen Dunford, Margaret Prea, Esther Granada, Marie Renotte, Agnelo Almieda and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Vivian Metzger, Eugene Xavier, Miroslav Hedik, Filippo Sciglitano, Christina Farrugia, Kath Meddings, Edith Platel, Peter Bool, Jaia Baer, May Rizkallah, Janko Janksic and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 23 December 18

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 22/23 December 18

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 22/23 December 18

  6:00pm E. Dalton / Josie T. / B. Fernandes / Vol
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / S. Gomez / E. Stowers
10:30am Z. D’Mello / E. Mills / S. Colla / F. Caruana
  5:00pm K. English / G. Siccita / C. Skinner / VOL

Music Ministry – 22/23 December 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

BLESSING OF NEW PARISH FOYER BY BISHOP MARK EDWARDS
We welcome Bishop Mark Edwards who is here to bless our new Parish Foyer this Sunday 9th December at 10:20am, prior to the start of the 10:30am Mass. Please join us for fellowship after Mass and thank you to all who have brought food to share.

THE SACRAMENTAL AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL is now in recess for the upcoming Christmas Break. We resume on 3rd February 2019. If you have Children or Grandchildren attending State Schools and wish them to be prepared for the Sacraments, come and enrol them on the 3rd February. Watch the newsletter for more information in January 2019.

PIETY STORE
Advent Calendars for the children, Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars, Columban wall Calendars as well as Christmas Cards ($3 for a pack of 8), ornaments, Nativity sets and scenes, etc. are available.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
Please note that there will be no Baptism Preparation Meeting in January. The next meeting will be held on Monday, 4the February 2019 at 7:00pm in church.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Harper Elizabeth Kizis 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.

THANK YOU
A big THANK YOU from the Youth and Young Adults Ministry for the tremendous support received for the Carols Night last Saturday which was well attended and well supported and a night enjoyed by all. A Special thanks to Ms Adele Vesti for preparing the school children to participate.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy this weekend.

ALTAR SERVERS AVAILABILITY FORMS FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR are kept in the Sacristy. Please fill in your form and return it to the Sacristy as soon as possible. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS TREE
A big Thank-You to everyone who generously donated food and cards for the Christmas Hampers which will be much appreciated by the families who receive them.
St Peter's Conference, St Vincent de Paul Society

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR 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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
9th Dec 10:20am – Blessing of new Parish foyer. by Bishop Mark Edwards
16-24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena followed by AGAPE Breakfast.
2nd Feb 19 Healing Mass 1:30pm to 4:30pm

 

We thank the KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS and acknowledge the great effort put in by them each year in setting up the Nativity Scene in locations within Wyndham.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TIMETABLE

MASSES
16 – 24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena
24 Dec 6:30pm Family Mass with Carols at 6:00pm
24 Dec 9:30pm Vigil Mass with Carols at 9:00pm
24 Dec 12 Midnight Mass with Carols at 11:30pm
CHRISTMAS DAY

8:30am

 

10:30am

 

12:30pm

Mass with carols at 8:00am

Mass with carols at 10:00am

Spanish Mass

Christmas Day – No 5:00pm Mass
31 Dec 8:30am Mass followed by Holy Hour of Prayer & Thanksgiving for 2018
1 Jan 8:30am Mass
RECONCILIATION RITE II
20 Dec 7:00pm at St. James Parish
CONFESSIONS AT ST. PETER’S
Wednesdays After 7:00pm Mass
Saturdays After 9:15am Mass

 

MELBOURNE OVERSEAS MISSION
There will be a third collection after all masses this weekend, for the Melbourne Overseas Mission. The money received goes to assist some of the world’s most remote and underdeveloped communities.

 ST. PETER'S & ST. JAMES' COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION, THURSDAY 20TH DEC, 7:00PM
Please join us at St. James' Parish for our Combined Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 20th December at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus our Saviour into our hearts this Christmas. All welcome

ST. PETER'S YEAR 6 GRADUATION MASS, THURSDAY, 13TH DEC, 7:00PM
We congratulate all the Year 6 students who will be celebrating their Graduation this Thursday night. We wish them many blessings and pray that our Lord Jesus will guide them throughout Secondary School and beyond.

CONGRATULATIONS to our staff and school children for participating in the St. Peter’s Primary School Concert at Thomas Carr on Thursday, 6th December.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 18
This will be the 23rd year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. Thank you.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 16 December 18

John  Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 15/16 December 18

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Dominic Hankins
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 15/16 December 18

  6:00pm F. Thomas / B. Farrugia / Praful A. / H. Durski
  8:30am Grace S. / Karen F. / C. Coelho / G. Siccita
10:30am B Fernandes / V Firman / S D Reyos/ I Ortega
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / J. PhanLai / A. Etiennette / Vol

Music Ministry – 15/16 December 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TIMETABLE

MASSES
16 – 24 December 2018

5:00am – Dawn Mass Novena followed by AGAPE Breakfast

24 December 2018
6:30pm – Family Mass with Carols at 6:00pm
9:30pm – Vigil Mass with Carols at 9:00pm
12 Midnight – Mass with Carols at 11:30pm

25 December 2018 (Christmas Day)
8:30am – Mass with carols at 8:00am
10:30am – Mass with carols at 10:00am
12:30pm – Spanish Mass
Christmas Day – No 5:00pm Mass

31 December 2018
8:30am – Mass followed by Holy Hour of Prayer & Thanksgiving for 2018

1 January 2019 (New Year’s Day)
8:30am – Mass

RECONCILIATION RITE II
20 December – 7:00pm at St. James Parish

CONFESSIONS AT ST. PETER’S
Wednesdays – After 7:00pm Mass
Saturdays – After 9:15am Mass

BLESSING OF NEW PARISH FOYER BY BISHOP MARK EDWARDS
We are pleased to announce that Bishop Mark Edwards will bless our new Parish Foyer on Sunday 9th December at 10:20am, prior to the start of the 10:30am Mass. To help celebrate and welcome Bishop Mark, could you all please bring a plate of savoury/sweet finger food to be shared at the fellowship after Mass. Thank you.

THE SACRAMENTAL AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL is now in recess for the upcoming Christmas Break. We resume on 3rd February 2019. If you have Children or Grandchildren attending State Schools and wish them to be prepared for the Sacraments, come and enrol them on the 3rd February. Watch the newsletter for more information in January 2019.

PIETY STORE
Advent Calendars for the children, Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars, Columban wall Calendars as well as Christmas Cards ($3 for a pack of 8), ornaments, Nativity sets and scenes, etc. are available.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Rosette Lolo 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.

MORNING PRAYER BOOKS
There are many "Morning Prayer" Books missing from the box on the table near the door into the Church. These books are for the use of those who join in the Morning Prayer before Mass and are returned each day after the "Prayer" concludes. If you have accidently taken one home we would appreciate its return so more people can join in this devotion.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy this weekend.

ALTAR SERVERS AVAILABILITY FORMS FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR are kept in the Sacristy. Please fill in your form and return it to the Sacristy as soon as possible. Thank you.

GIVING TREE
To enable us to make up hampers to take to families in need this Christmas, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 9th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them at this joyous Season. Please return tags with your food donation. Last year we were able to help close to 100 families in our area. Enquiries 9749 2388

THANK YOU
Many thanks to a parishioner who donated $100 towards the Youth & Young Adults Ministry, Thank you so much.
Youth & Young Adults.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 18
This will be the 23rd year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. Thank you.

MELBOURNE OVERSEAS MISSION
There will be a third collection after all masses next weekend, 8th December, for the Melbourne Overseas Mission. The money received goes to assist some of the world’s most remote and underdeveloped communities.

CONGRATULATIONS to our parishioner and Deputy Principal Adele Vesty, who will be leaving St. Peter’s Primary School to be the new Principal at Christ the Priest Primary School in Caroline Springs. We wish Adele all the very best and God’s blessings in her new appointment.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR 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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Friday 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
9th Dec 10:20am – Blessing of new Parish foyer. by Bishop Mark Edwards
16-24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena followed by AGAPE Breakfast.
2nd Feb 19 Healing Mass 1:30pm to 4:30pm

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for George Seemanpillai, Ray Marshal, William Keating, Sharon Fernandes, Joseph D’Souza and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Robert Wells, Sam Farrugia, Helen Sullivan, Graciela Contreras, John Pham, Joseph Nguyen, Irene Tran, Martin Pham, Marion Bartolo, Helen Sullivan, John McCarthy. Thelma Helena, Francisco Pelaez, Timothy & Sylvia Lobo, Maria May and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Vivian Metzger, Eugene Xavier, Miroslav Hedik, Filippo Sciglitano, Christina Farrugia and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 9 December 18

Pravin Albuquerque/Clarence D’Souza/Grace Sharman

Readers – 8/9 December 18

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am Bernice Steinhauer
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 8/9 December 18

  6:00pm M. Maple / Josie T. / E. Dalton / Volunteer
  8:30am L&b Jones / K. McLoughlin / Volunteer
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / S. DiBenedetto
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / S. Joseph / TBC / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 8/9 December 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

BLESSING OF NEW PARISH FOYER BY BISHOP MARK EDWARDS
We are pleased to announce that Bishop Mark Edwards will bless our new Parish Foyer on Sunday 9th December at 10:20am, prior to the start of the 10:30am Mass. To help celebrate and welcome Bishop Mark, could you all please bring a plate of savoury/sweet finger food to be shared at the fellowship after Mass. Thank you.

MEMORIAL BOOK
You are welcome to write down departed ones names in the Memorial Book which is kept near the Sanctuary.  The book will be taken to the altar during the Offertory to remember and pray at all the Masses in November.

THE SACRAMENTAL AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL is now in recess for the upcoming Christmas Break. We resume on 3rd February 2019. If you have Children or Grandchildren attending State Schools and wish them to be prepared for the Sacraments, come and enrol them on the 3rd February. Watch the newsletter for more information in January 2019.

PIETY STORE
Our copies of "God's Word 2019" have sold out. Orders can be taken up to 25 November. Leave your name and phone number with volunteers in the Piety Store. Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars and Columban wall calendars as well as Christmas cards, ornaments, nativity scenes, etc. are available.

CHRISTMAS TREE
To enable us to make up hampers to take to families in need this Christmas, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 9th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them at this joyous Season. Please return tags with your food donation. Last year we were able to help close to 100 families in our area. Enquiries 9749 2388.

MORNING PRAYER BOOKS
There are many "Morning Prayer" Books missing from the box on the table near the door into the Church. These books are for the use of those who join in the Morning Prayer before Mass and are returned each day after the "Prayer" concludes. If you have accidently taken one home we would appreciate its return so more people can join in this devotion.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy this weekend.

ANOINTING FOR SICK/HEALING MASS – TUESDAY, 4TH DECEMBER, 11:00AM MASS
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly, are invited to attend our annual Advent Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday, 4th December at 11:00am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the Hall. All welcome. If you wish to attend and need transportation, kindly contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300 and leave your details so arrangements can be made for you to be picked up before Mass.

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS – CHRISTMAS CAROLS NIGHT
For the first time, our Youth and Young Adults are hosting a Carols night! Starting at 7:00pm on Saturday 1st December in the hall. As we'd love our youth to lead the carols, any youth who would like to perform/lead a Christmas carol (solo or groups), please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809. Please come along and support our Youth and Young Adults and get into the spirit of Christmas by joining in our Christmas Carols Night. There will be singing, music BBQ, snacks etc. All are welcome. If you would like to help out on that day or donate or contribute, please contact Anita on 0411 772 320.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR 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

2nd & 4th Mondays Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.
Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Friday 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
1st Dec 7:00pm – Youth & Young Adults Christmas Carols
4th Dec 11:00am – Anointing For Sick/Healing Mass
9th Dec 10:20am – Blessing of new Parish foyer. by Bishop Mark Edwards

 

LAUNCH OF THE CHRISTMAS PARKLET Thursday, 29 November 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Woodville Park Shopping Centre
Come and see the 2 metre high Christmas trees which have been decorated by students from St. Peter Apostle Primary School, Wyndham Park Primary School, Woodville Primary School, Heathdale Christian College Primary School and Warringa Park Primary School. The parklet will be open for you to enjoy for the month of December.

RED WEDNESDAY
Interfaith Gathering on Wednesday 28 November, 7.30pm to 8:30pm in the Forecourt of S.t Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne. The Cathedral will be floodlit in red in solidarity with all facing religious persecution around the world.
Inquiries: justice@cam.org.au.
ALL WELCOME

‘FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH’ ENCOUNTERING THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION STUDY TOUR
19 Sept – 15 Oct 2019: Ireland, England and Italy.
The Catholic Theological College invites you to join us on this exciting 27-day study tour, as we walk in the footsteps of saints and scholars, exploring our Christian tradition.  Tour leaders: Rev. Dr Max Vodola, Dr Frances Baker RSM and Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM. Information session: Saturday 24 November, 11.00am – 1.00pm. RSVP: Jenny Delahunt on 9412 3314 or jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – PARISH GROUP LETTERS
A reminder for all Parish Group Leaders to please pick up their letter from the Sacristy re reflecting and responding to the question 'What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? All group responses are due back at the Office by 12th December. Thanking you all in anticipation.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Joseph Costin and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Florinda D’Mello, Mary Chamie, Simon Simonides, John Walsh, Giovanni Frazzica, Vaclav, Jan, Feliksa, Vojciech, Vladyslav, Joseph & Lewis Vella, Marilie Medel and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Beatrice Morgan, Gayle Ryan, Alberta Enemego, Bruce Renn, Moya Wood, Suzana Quintanilla, Pat Goodfellow, Sonny Joshua, Vivian Metzger, Kim, Eugene Xavier, Nalini Mellewa, Miroslav Hedik, William Keating, Filippo Sciglitano and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters – 2 December 18

Andy & Cecille Fernando /Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 1/2 December 18

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Romayne Albuquerque
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Jerilee Cardol

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 1/2 December 18

  6:00pm A. D’Lima / Praful A. / E. Mills / B. Fernandes
  8:30am G Sharman / Karen F /C Coelho / R Johnson
10:30am C. Morcom / V. Firman / L. Ortega / Vanina A
  5:00pm A. Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / G. Siccita / VOL

Music Ministry – 1/2 December 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

MEMORIAL BOOK
You are welcome to write down departed ones names in the Memorial Book which is kept near the Sanctuary.  The book will be taken to the altar during the Offertory to remember and pray at all the Masses in November.

PIETY STORE
Our copies of "God's Word 2019" have sold out. Orders can be taken up to 25 November. Leave your name and phone number with volunteers in the Piety Store. Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars and Columban wall calendars as well as Christmas cards, ornaments, nativity scenes, etc. are available.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Victoria Naufahu and Lily Robinson 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 lives full of happiness, faith and love.

CHRISTMAS TREE
To enable us to make up hampers to take to families in need this Christmas, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 9th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them at this joyous Season. Please return tags with your food donation. Last year we were able to help close to 100 families in our area. Enquiries 9749 2388.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy this weekend.

MORNING PRAYER BOOKS
There are many "Morning Prayer" Books missing from the box on the table near the door into the Church. These books are for the use of those who join in the Morning Prayer before Mass and are returned each day after the "Prayer" concludes. If you have accidently taken one home we would appreciate its return so more people can join in this devotion.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Margaret Craigie will have her fundraising sausage sizzle after all Masses next weekend, 24/25 November. Please drop by to get a sausage. If you have the time, Margaret would appreciate your help. Thanks.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR 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

2nd & 4th Mondays Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.
Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon
1st Friday 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm

 

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS – CHRISTMAS CAROLS NIGHT
For the first time, our Youth and Young Adults are hosting a Carols night! Starting at 7:00pm on Saturday 1st December in the hall. As we'd love our youth to lead the carols, any youth who would like to perform/lead a Christmas carol (solo or groups), please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809. Please come along and support our Youth and Young Adults and get into the spirit of Christmas by joining in our Christmas Carols Night. There will be singing, music BBQ, snacks etc. All are welcome. If you would like to help out on that day or donate or contribute, please contact Anita on 0411 772 320.

ANOINTING FOR SICK/HEALING MASS – TUESDAY, 4TH DECEMBER, 11:00AM MASS
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly, are invited to attend our annual Advent Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday, 4th December at 11:00am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the Hall. All welcome. If you wish to attend and need transportation, kindly contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300 and leave your details so arrangements can be made for you to be picked up before Mass.

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – PARISH GROUP LETTERS
A reminder for all Parish Group Leaders to please pick up their letter from the Sacristy re reflecting and responding to the question 'What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? All group responses are due back at the Office by 12th December. Thanking you all in anticipation.

PASTORAL STATEMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP PETER COMENSOLI
The Bourke Street Attack of 9 November 2018
The horrific and evil events in Bourke St on Friday afternoon have shaken our city. Grief, pain, and anger are words that will readily come to mind. This incident will have far-reaching effects on many people. Friday’s evil act was entirely contrary to the Way of Jesus, contrary to all true religion, and contrary to human dignity.  The way of Jesus Christ is to build bridges of mutual respect and civil friendship among people and communities. The way of aggression and violence is never the answer. Let us commit ourselves instead to the way of dialogue and reconciliation. Into the darkness of evil, may a light of goodness shine. Let us acknowledge and honour the lights of goodness that shone out on Friday afternoon:

  • the goodness of a man who went to the aid of a neighbour even if that gesture of charity was countered with deadly intent;
  • the goodness of people who courageously sought to protect others;
  • the goodness of those who defended innocent lives in the face of perilous harm.

So, let us pray for the gentle repose of the soul of Sisto Malaspina; let us pray also for those who were harmed; for those who defended others; and for our police and emergency service providers – all of whom reveal to us the path of goodness and right action. May those affected by Friday’s tragic events be healed, physically and emotionally, and may Jesus Christ accompany us all with solace and strength during the days ahead.

‘FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH’ ENCOUNTERING THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION STUDY TOUR
19 Sept – 15 Oct 2019: Ireland, England and Italy.
The Catholic Theological College invites you to join us on this exciting 27-day study tour, as we walk in the footsteps of saints and scholars, exploring our Christian tradition.  Tour leaders: Rev. Dr Max Vodola, Dr Frances Baker RSM and Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM. Information session: Saturday 24 November, 11.00am – 1.00pm. RSVP: Jenny Delahunt on 9412 3314 or jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Benny Almeida, Bernard Doolan, Rita Kelsey, Sisto Malaspina, Johannes Lemewu, Napoleon Merida, Anne Doolan, all those who were killed in the California bushfire and from our parish who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Charles Maple, Michael Lewis, Claude & Avis Barber, Brenda Harper, Cielito Angeles, Ann De Roza, Rita Kelsey, Purita Espinas Sr., Franco Stroscio, Lucy Zanatta, Annie & Livino Coutinho, Dollar Sharman, Terrance Bernand, Gloria Thiruchelvam, Kevin Eastmure, Angelo & Josipa Toncic & Family, Sime & Kristina Ukota & Family and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Beatrice Morgan, Gayle Ryan, Alberta Enemego, Bruce Renn, Moya Wood, Suzana Quintanilla, Pat Goodfellow, Sonny Joshua, Vivian Metzger, Kim, Eugene Xavier, Nalini Mellewa, Miroslav Hedik and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters – 25 November 18

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 24/25 November 18

  6:00pm Elaine Dalton
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Dominic Hankins

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 November 18

  6:00pm Praful A. / M Maple / H. Durski / B. Farrugia
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Z. D’Mello / N. Costa / S. Colla / F Caruana
  5:00pm S&I Simangan / J. Phan Lai / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 24/25 November 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

PIETY STORE
Our copies of "God's Word 2019" have sold out. Orders can be taken up to 25 November. Leave your name and phone number with volunteers in the Piety Store. Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars and Columban wall calendars as well as Christmas cards, ornaments, nativity scenes, etc. are available.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on Monday at 7:00pm in the theatrette. We are at Matthew Ch. 19. All welcome to come and learn more about our faith. Enquiries contact Royden on 0426 071 375.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED – TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER, 7:00PM, FOLLOWED BY SUPPER
All Parishioners who have lost a loved one are invited to attend this special Memorial Mass for the Deceased. You are welcome to bring a photo of the Deceased and place it on the table at the front of the Church. Could you kindly bring a plate of sweet/savoury finger food to share after Mass. Thank you.

MEMORIAL BOOK
You are welcome to write down departed ones names in the Memorial Book which is kept near the Sanctuary.  The book will be taken to the altar during the Offertory to remember and pray at all the Masses in November.

KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN – DECEASED MEMBERS MASS
Will be held on Wednesday, 14h of November at 7:00pm at St. Peter’s, Hoppers Crossing. Members are asked to assemble at 6:45pm prior to Mass. Widows, relatives and parishioners are invited to be at this Mass and to stay for refreshments afterwards.

CHRISTMAS TREE
To enable us to make up hampers to take to families in need this Christmas, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 9th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them at this joyous Season. Last year we were able to help close to 100 families in our area. Enquiries 9749 2388.

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS – CHRISTMAS CAROLS NIGHT
For the first time, our Youth and Young Adults are hosting a Carols night! Starting at 7:00pm on Saturday 1st December in the hall. As we'd love our youth to lead the carols, any youth who would like to perform/lead a Christmas carol (solo or groups), please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809. Please come along and support our Youth and Young Adults and get into the spirit of Christmas by joining in our Christmas Carols Night. There will be singing, music BBQ, snacks etc. All are welcome. If you would like to help out on that day or donate or contribute, please contact Anita on 0411 772 320.

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020: WHAT IS GOD ASKING OF US IN AUSTRALIA AT THIS TIME?
Have your say by Wednesday 6 March, 2019
Details: http://www.cam.org.au/plenary/

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COLLOQUIUM ON BUILDING A THEOLOGY OF COMMUNION
Thursday, 22 November, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The colloquium draws on the national resource on lay pastoral ministryFaithful Stewards of God’s Grace, which affirms and celebrates the common vocation of the lay faithful—grounded in the Sacrament of Baptism—to participate in the ministry of Christ.The evening will include input from various tertiary directors and leaders of centres of spirituality who will offer ways in which the vocation of the lay faithful may be realized and supported in our Archdiocese. In addition there will be information on accreditation and incentives and support for those currently accredited. Enquiries to Johanna Carroll on 9926 5765 or ministry@cam.org.au. Please RSVP online by Friday 16 November at www.trybooking.com/YGEW.

ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Organ Recital by Calvin Bowman
Works by Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750
Wednesday 14 November 2018, 7:00pm-8:30pm at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne. $20 no concessions. Children under 15 free. Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/ZESS or at the door. Enquiries 9926 5753 (wed to Sun) or music@cam.org.au

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rocksten Jude Pereira, Fr. Joseph Abraham, Shaun Fitzgerald, Nerma Baltero, Ermo Borres, Gabriel Khai Dinh, Winifred Hulme, Paul Deguara, and all those who passed away recently in our parish and those who died in the California shooting incident.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Manual Arce, Estrella Arce, Juliana Tuazon, Sam Bonnici, Yoakim, Reynaldo Natividad, Cecile Sinh, Maria Marhno Kim, Paul Sau, J.B. Nham, J.B. Nghi, Edward Palmer, Brett Hallinan, Maurice Dalton, Esther Granada and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Beatrice Morgan, Gayle Ryan, Alberta Enemego, Bruce Renn, Moya Wood, Suzana Quintanilla, Pat Goodfellow, Sonny Joshua, Vivian Metzger, Kim, Eugene Xavier, Nalini Mellewa and all who are ill in our Parish.