PARISH NEWS

SPECIAL HEALING MASS
There will be a special Healing Mass in our church on Thursday, 27 September at 7:00pm by Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran, VC from Divine Australia. Fr. Augustine is the Director of the Divine Retreat Centre at Potta in India. Praise and Worship by Glen and Teresa La’Rive. All are invited to attend this special Healing Mass.

PARISH REFURBISHMENT
As advised earlier, we are very close to agreeing to a refurbishment of the car park to be undertaken during the school holidays (September 22 to October 7). Given the limited time available and to expeditiously complete the work within the school holidays, the entire car park will be closed to the public from Saturday 22nd September to October 7th 2018. Hence, parking will not be available in the car park for those days. The end date is subject to weather conditions permitting smooth work. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience but once work is completed, we will get a refurbished car park with additional car spaces and pedestrian markings, to make safer movement of students to the school and parishioners to the church. Thank you for your patience. Further details will be provided at weekend masses.
Building Projects Team.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – ADDITIONAL COLLECTION
There will be an additional collection this weekend, 22/23 September for the work of St. Vincent de Paul Members in the St. Peter’s Parish area.  Your anticipated generosity is acknowledged and urgently needed. Thank you.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Please note that the HSI School of Discipleship will not be holding sessions on September 23rd and September 30th on account of school holidays. The next session will be on October 7th, 2018 at 6:15pm in the Community Centre.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on Monday September 24th at 7:00pm in the theatrette. We are at Matthew Ch 12. Come and experience an interactive study of the Bible.

YOUTH MASS
Parish Youth Mass is at 5:00pm on Sunday 23rd September. All youth of the parish are requested to attend this mass with a special blessing for all youth. There will be fellowship after mass with an opportunity to meet the youth ministry leaders. We wish to see many youth attend.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE & LADIES AUXILIARY SCONE STALL
On the weekend of 29th and 30th September, there will be a Sausage Sizzle after all Masses and St. Peters Ladies Aux. will be holding a Scone Stall. So, buy a sausage from Margaret and then purchase some scones for dessert please. The money made helps the Ladies Aux. provide Special Occasion Flowers etc. for our Church. Margaret Craigie is looking for people to help her with the sausage sizzle, so if you are able to give her a hand, please see Margaret before Mass.

FIAT YOUTH CONGRESS 2018 – 4 TO 7 OCTOBER
An event for young people to help them understand and appreciate faith more for themselves and to apply in practice to their lives to pursue God's will. There will be talks, prayers, workshops, games, live performances, holy mass and confession. 9:00am to 5:00pm each day at Thomas Carr College, Tarneit. Cost $99 includes lunch and afternoon tea for all 4 days.  Ages 15+. Contact Nina 0431 003 280 or Marc Louie 0425 141 660. Online registration www.fiatcongress.com

LIFE, MARRIAGE & FAMILY SUNDAY – 7TH OCTOBER
Father will be giving a special blessing for pregnant mums and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses on the weekend of 6/7 October.

JOSEPH’S CORNER

  • TRIVIA NIGHT, Saturday, 13th October, 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start until 11:00pm at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, Cnr. Birmingham St & Somerville Road, Yarraville. Cost - $15 per person, BYO Food and Drinks. Phone 9315 2680 or email contact@josephscorner.org.au.
  • MEDITATON & MIDNFULNESS composed of creating mandalas, gentle exercise and mindful walking leading into silent meditation. Suitable for beginners and experienced meditators. At Joseph’s Corner, 13 Bellin Street, Laverton. 1pm – 2:30pm Tuesdays 9/16/23/30 October. Gold Coin Donation. Phone 9315 2680.

ROSTERS FOR READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS, PIETY STORE & COMMUNION TO THE SICK are ready for collection from the Hall from this weekend. Please collect your copy as soon as possible.

MARIAN COLLEGE, SUNSHINE WEST
Enrolments for Year 7 2020 onwards are now being accepted. Limited places available for Years 8 to 12, 2019. Book your open morning tour of the school today! Visit www.mariansw.catholic.edu.au or call 9363 1711.

ST. PADRE PIO'S RELICS COMING TO MELBOURNE
Monday 1st October, St. Mary Church, 97 Railway Street, North Altona
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s death, some of his relics, accompanied by Fr. Gian Maria Di Giorgio from San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, are traveling to Melbourne this month. The visit is part of a nation-wide tour of Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. The relics will be venerated between 7:00pm and 9:00pm and before and after the 7:30pm Mass organized by the Padre Pio Prayer Group. Enquiries: (03) 9819 3775.

THANK YOU FROM CARITAS AUSTRALIA FOR PROJECT COMPASSION 2018 CAMPAIGN
Dear people of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, I wish to think you very sincerely for your wonderful and generous response to the Caritas Australia Project Compassion 2018 appeal ‘For a Just Future’. The Catholic community of Melbourne donated $1,514,019 to the appeal – a major contribution to supporting the poorest of the poor in the over 25 countries where Caritas Australia supports programs. Across Australia the appeal raised around $10.8 million, money that will make a real difference in lifting people out of poverty, and giving many the opportunity to build secure lives, free from poverty and hunger. Since the end of the Project Compassion 2018 campaign Caritas Australia has continued, with your generous help, to provide assistance to those areas hit by disasters like the flooding in Kerala, India, and Typhoon Manghkut in the Philippines, as well as ongoing development work. Again, thanks for your help in enabling Caritas Australia to be the gospel in action.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Thelma French, Zygmunt Kruc, Denis Vincent Lynam and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Harry Smith, Carmelo (Carl) Ravineschi, Rosa Pimentel, Alice Billings, Poshan Misquitta, Rosy D'Souza, Maria Hauk, Emmanuel Fernando, Vincent Fernando, Thesiamma John and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Charlie Xerxien, Jamilton Dabu, Luz de la Cruz, Melissa Caroline, Fran Kisielewski, Lissett Lopez, Josie Walsh, Philomena Cleur, Lorraine, Christie Rivera, Carlo Rivera, Lewis Caruana, Margaret English, Robert Wells, Justin Worsley, Steny Alex, Rosa Carullo, Beatrice Morgan, Anne Kelly, Pat King, Gayle Ryan, Fr. Samuel Chetcuti, Jack & Dorothy Collins and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 30 September 18

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 29/30 September 18

  6:00pm Agnes D’Lima
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 29/30 September 18

  6:00pm B. Fernandes / Josie T. / E. Mills / D. Fernandez
  8:30am S. Gomez / E. Stowers / D&J Roga
10:30am Z. D’Mello / C. Morcom / N. Costa / L. Ortega
  5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / G. Siccita / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 29/30 September 18

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

 

PARISH NEWS

FR. VINCENT AWAY AT CONFERENCE
Parishioners, please note that Fr. Vincent will be away at a Conference for Priests from Monday 10th September until Saturday 15th September.  During his absence Fr. Eugene will celebrate the masses. Fr. Vincent will return to celebrate the Saturday evening Mass.

THANK YOU FR. EUGENE for your stay and assistance in our parish while Fr. Vincent is away.

CONGRATULATIONS to Royden D’Souza on being ordained a Deacon on Saturday, 8th September.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFIRMATIONS – SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER, 10:30AM MASS
We congratulate all the Sunday School Children who will be confirmed by Bishop Mark Edwards OMI at the 10:30am Mass this Sunday. We pray that our Lord will nourish and strengthen them throughout their faith journey.

ROSTERS FOR READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS, PIETY STORE & COMMUNION TO THE SICK are ready for collection from the Hall from this weekend. Please collect your copy as soon as possible.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship commenced on 12th August. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the past 2 consecutive years in our parish and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. We are currently in our fourth week and the response has been good. The first five weeks are a come and see whether you would like to join. We meet every Sunday at 6:15pm in the community centre. All are welcome. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

YOUTH MASS
Our parish will hold a youth Mass on Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 5:00pm. All youth and young adults are invited to attend at which time Fr. Vincent will provide a special blessing to the youth of our parish. All youth and young adults of our parish are invited to stay back after mass for fellowship.

LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL FROM THE ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE
Referring to the letter from Pope Francis on the subject of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up that has often accompanied, our Archbishop, the Most Rev Peter Comensoli makes some of the following comments. To see the full letter, please check the noticeboards.  Copies of the letter are also available at the rear of the church.

“I associate myself with these words, and the whole content of Pope’s Francis’ letter: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-08/pope-francis-letter-people-of-god-sexual-abuse.html.

No words of apology – while always needed – will ever be enough to right the evil done to those who have been abused, and those who were not listened to and believed. Efforts to repair the harm done – while entirely necessary – cannot overcome the evil perpetrated upon innocent children and vulnerable adults, and the harm experienced by families and communities.

Therefore, and looking ahead, it falls to me, as your Archbishop, to ensure that our local Church in Melbourne is unequivocally committed to attending to the harm done, prioritising the dignity and care of all who are young and vulnerable, rebuilding trust among our people, and creating safe environments in our communities, agencies and organisations. This is the way of Jesus Christ. It must be my way. And I invite you to join with me in making it our common Gospel way.

PARISH REFURBISHMENT
We are pleased to announce that the parish refurbishment works are complete and all masses will now be held in the church. The School and the Parish have also taken the opportunity to review repair to the entire car park which will result in better lanes and additional car parks. As such vehicle access to the church will be restricted. We expect the car park to be repaired in the upcoming school holidays. We do understand that this will cause further inconvenience in movement of traffic to the church and thank you for your continued understanding.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on Monday (September 10) in the theatrette from 7:00pm. We are at Matthew Ch 12. New members welcome. Come and experience what God is speaking to us through His Word. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375

ST PADRE PIO'S RELICS COMING TO MELBOURNE
Monday 1st October, St. Mary Church, 97 Railway Street, North Altona
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s death, some of his relics, accompanied by Fr. Gian Maria Di Giorgio from San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, are traveling to Melbourne this month. The visit is part of a nation-wide tour of Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. The relics will be venerated between 7:00pm and 9:00pm and before and after the 7:30pm Mass organized by the Padre Pio Prayer Group. Enquiries: (03) 9819 3775.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Elizabeth Slee, Maria Sumcad, Bridget, Ingeburg Muller, Francis Sorrentino and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Brian Rego, Raymond Linning, Vera Fernandez, Cuthbert Alves, Norma Lord, Mary Davidson, Michael Bloxham, John Tanti, Joseph & Carmen Tanti, Anthony & Preziosa Bartolo, Doris Bartolo, Edgar Borg, Lucy Rixon, Victor Cocks, Karl Schott, Joseph Varkey, Michele Scrofani, Vincenza Siccita, Ted Hallinan, Pamela Boother, Dayangani Fonseka, John D’Rozario, Alex Coelho and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Charlie Xerxien, Jamilton Dabu, Luz de la Cruz, Melissa Caroline, Fran Kisielewski, Lissett Lopez, Josie Walsh,Philomena Cleur, Lorraine, Christie Rivera, Carlo Rivera, Lewis Caruana, Margaret English, Robert Wells, Justin Worsley, Joe di Benedetto, Steny Alex, Rosa Carullo, Liam Heywood and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 Money Counters - 16 September 18

Pravin Albquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 15/16 September 18

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Dominic Hankins
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Youth Group

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 15/16 September 18

  6:00pm D. Fernandez. / B. Farrugia / D&J Roga
  8:30am J. Phan Lai / Karen F. / G. Sharman / C. Coelho
10:30am M&Z D’Mello / S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega
  5:00pm Youth Group

Music Ministry – 15/16 September 18

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

 

PARISH NEWS

The next MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING will be held on Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 10:00 am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

ROYDEN D’SOUZA will be assisting for the first time as Deacon at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday 9th September in our church. All are invited. Please bring a plate of finger food to share at the fellowship after Mass.

ROSTERS FOR READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS, PIETY STORE & COMMUNION TO THE SICK are ready for collection from the Hall from this weekend. Please collect your copy as soon as possible.

URGENT. Have you borrowed a PYX from the Sacristy? Please return all pyxes so that other volunteers who need them have access to them. Thank you.

NATURAL DISASTERS HOME & ABROAD
A letter from the Most Rev Peter A. Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne relating to the natural disasters at home and abroad has been placed on the noticeboards. The Archbishop draws our attention to the fires and droughts in Australia and the Kerala floods.

KERALA FLOODS - CARITAS ACTIONS
Many priests and parishioners would be aware of the flood disaster that has hit the Indian state of Kerala. Caritas India is one of the agencies providing support for the people of Kerala at this time. Caritas Australia, through our Asia Emergency Fund, is providing support to Caritas India, and will continue to monitor the needs of the people of Kerala. Our Asia Emergency Fund can be accessed through the Caritas website, www.caritas.org.au. In the meantime we can all pray for our distressed brothers and sisters in Kerala.

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

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • There will be no First Friday Devotion on Friday, 7 September because of Our Lady’s Novena and fellowship.
  • Eugene will celebrate the 9:15am Mass on Saturday 8 September as Fr. Vincent will be attending Royden’s Diaconate Mass at the Cathedral.

HEALING MASS
The next Healing Mass will be held on Saturday, 1st September from 1:30pm.  All are invited.

PARISH REFURBISHMENT
We are pleased to announce that the parish refurbishment works are almost complete and day masses will now be held in the church. The School and the Parish have also taken the opportunity to review repair to the entire car park which will result in better lanes and additional car parks. As such vehicle access to the church will be restricted. We expect the car park to be repaired in the upcoming school holidays. We do understand that this will cause further inconvenience in movement of traffic to the church and thank you for your continued understanding.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship commenced on 12th August. The first five weeks are a come and see whether you would like to join. We meet every Sunday at 6:15pm in the community centre. All are welcome. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

MOVIE NIGHT
Thank you to all those who braved a chilly evening and came for the Movie Night which was much enjoyed by all. We also collected $270 for the Young Adults Ministry activities. Thank you. Young Adults

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on Monday (August 27) in the theatrette from 7 pm. We are at Matthew Ch 12. New members welcome. Come and experience what God is speaking to us through His Word. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375

SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFIRMATIONS – SUN 9TH SEPT, 10:30 AM MASS
Advance notice re parking issues for this Mass, we thank you for your understanding.

ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY APPEAL FOR THE PRIESTS RETIREMENT FOUNDATION
This appeal will be conducted the weekend of Sept 1/2. The appeal helps raise funds to enable the Foundation to care for our priests who are in retirement by way of providing them with accommodation, medical care and support.

NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 30 Aug until the feast day on 8 Sep. The 9th day, 7 September, will end with a shared supper.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share. 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 30 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 2 Fri 31 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer.
Day 3 Sat 1 Sept

8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer followed by Morning Prayer &

9:15am Mass

Day 4 Sun 2 Sept

8:00am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer

8:30am Mass

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

7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer followed by supper in the hall – please bring plate of finger food to share.

Note: No First Friday Devotion.

Sat 8 Sept:           

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

9:15am – Mass

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 Fr Joseph Dargan PE, Fr Thomas ‘Tom’ Brophy PE, Jesus Torres, Elizabeth Surin, Mary Portelli, Linda Miles and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Martin Lopez, Alex Dass, Alfred Gauci, Eardley Bec, Allan Platel, Carmela Pace, Harold Pountney, Bonnie Coghlan, Anne Anderson, Gwenda McDonald, Andrew Mulquiney, Natividad Medel, Leonila Buenaventura and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Charlie Xerxien, Jamilton Dabu, Luz de la Cruz, Melissa Caroline, Fran Kisielewski, Lissett Lopez, Josie Walsh,Philomena Cleur, Lorraine, Christie Rivera, Carlo Rivera, Lewis Caruana, Margaret English, Glen Reigo and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

 Money Counters - 2 September 18

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Francis Nayagam

Readers – 1/2 September 18

  6:00pm Sharon D'Silva
  8:30am Romayne Albuquerque
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 1/2 September 18

  6:00pm A. D'Lima / J. Poppen / E. Mills / S. Martis
  8:30am G. Sharman / R. Johnson / C. Coelho / Karen F.
10:30am V. Firman / N&R Golaw / S. DiBenedetto
  5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / J. Phan Lai / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 1/2 September 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST, 10:30AM MASS
We congratulate all the Sunday School Children receiving the Holy Eucharist for the first time this Sunday. We pray that our Lord will nourish and strengthen them throughout their faith journey.

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

ROYDEN D’SOUZA’S DEACON ORDINATION AT ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Royden D'Souza will be ordained as Deacon on Saturday, 8th September 2018 at the 10:00am Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. A bus service to the Cathedral has been organised by the parish at a cost of $10.00 per person (return trip). Anyone wishing to avail of this bus service must register their names along with the payment of $10.00 in the parish office ASAP as seats are limited. The bus will leave the church carpark at 8:30am sharp so please ensure you are seated in the bus by 8:15am.

ROYDEN D’SOUZA will be assisting for the first time as Deacon at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday 9th September in our church. All are invited. Please bring a plate of finger food to share at the fellowship after Mass.

PLEASE NOTE

  • There will be no First Friday Devotion on Friday, 7 September because of Our Lady’s Novena and fellowship.
  • Eugene will celebrate the 9:15am Mass on Saturday 8 September as Fr. Vincent will be attending Royden’s Diaconate Mass at the Cathedral.

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

 

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship has commenced and runs on Sundays at 6:15pm at our Community centre. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. All are welcome to join. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

ROSTERS FOR READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS & COMMUNION TO THE SICK are ready for collection from the Hall from this weekend. Please collect your copy as soon as possible.

The next MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING will be held on Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 10:00 am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 30 Aug until the feast day on 8 Sep. The 9th day, 7 September, will end with a shared supper.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share. 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 30 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 2 Fri 31 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer.
Day 3 Sat 1 Sept

8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer followed by Morning Prayer &

9:15am Mass

Day 4 Sun 2 Sept

8:00am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer

8:30am Mass

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

7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer followed by supper in the hall – please bring plate of finger food to share.

Note: No First Friday Devotion.

Sat 8 Sept:           

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

9:15am – Mass

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.

 

JOSEPH’S CORNER TRIVIA NIGHT, 23 August 19
You are invited to a Soroptimist International Trivia Night on 23 Aug 18 at the Limerick Arms Hotel, 364 Clarendon St, South Melbourne from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Cost $15. Tickets by email from simelbournequiz@gmail.com. Proceeds go to Joseph's Corner to provide free counselling to families and friends of  people with drug and/or alcohol addictions.

HAIRSPRAY JR PRODUCTION BY MARIAN COLLEGE
At Marian College Auditorium, 196 Glengala Rd, West Sunshine. Wed 29 Aug to Sat 1 Sep at 7:30pm. Cost $14. Bookings at www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=399191

ARCHBISHOP’S CATHOLIC MAN BREAKFAST SERIES, 13th September 2018 featuring our new Archbishop, Peter A Comensoli. Come along and be encouraged, inspired and challenged by him as he undertakes his leadership role in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Come along and support the new Archbishop. The venue remains the CQ Club 113 – 123 Queen St Melbourne. Cost $45. Time 0700 – 0900 sharp. Enquiries Michael Bohan 0439 172 465. The Catholic Man Breakfast Series is an opportunity for men to gather and be encouraged and inspired in their faith.”

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 26 August 18

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas


Readers – 25/26 August 18

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Indika Fernando
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan


Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 25/26 August 18

  6:00pm D&J Roga / J. Tramontana / B. Fernandes
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am N. Costa / S. Colla / F. Caruana / C. Morcom
  5:00pm I. Simangan / J, D & A. Etiennette


Music Ministry – 25/26 August 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY will be celebrated on Wednesday 15th August with three Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Holy Days of Obligation for Australia and New Zealand are 15th August (Assumption) and 25th December (Christmas). A Holy Day is simply a solemnity celebrated like a Sunday that is with obligation.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST, 10:30AM MASS.
Parishioners please note that parking will be an issue at this Mass.

The next MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING will be held on Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 10:00 am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

ROYDEN D’SOUZA’S DEACON ORDINATION
Royden D'Souza will be ordained as Deacon on Saturday, 8th September 2018 at the 10:00am Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. A bus service to the Cathedral has been organised by the parish at a cost of $10.00 per person (return trip). Anyone wishing to avail of this bus service must register their names along with the payment of $10.00 in the parish office ASAP as seats are limited. The bus will leave the church carpark at 8:30am sharp so please ensure you are seated in the bus by 8:15am.

ST.PETER'S SCHOOL CONFIRMATIONS – SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST
We congratulate all the Grade 6 Students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this Saturday. May they be filled with the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit throughout their lives.

ARCHBISHOP’S CATHOLIC MAN BREAKFAST SERIES, 13th September 2018 featuring our new Archbishop, Peter A Comensoli. Come along and be encouraged, inspired and challenged by him as he undertakes his leadership role in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Come along and support the new Archbishop. The venue remains the CQ Club 113 – 123 Queen St Melbourne. Cost $45. Time 0700 – 0900 sharp. Enquiries Michael Bohan 0439 172 465. The Catholic Man Breakfast Series is an opportunity for men to gather and be encouraged and inspired in their faith.”

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

 

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship commences 12th August, Sundays at 6:15pm at our Community centre. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes - to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the last 2 consecutive years in our parish and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. All are welcome to join. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

PERMANENT DIACONATE
Please note that Royden Dsouza will now provide Gospel reflections over some weekend masses until his ordination on September 8th, 2018. Please continue to support him and keep him in your prayers as he progresses towards his ordination.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on Monday (August 13) in the theaterette from 7 pm. We are at Matthew Ch 10. New members welcome. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375

MOVIE NIGHT, 18TH AUGUST, 7:00pm
Our next Movie Night is on August 18th at 7:00pm after the 6:00pm mass in the parish hall. We will be screening Uncle Nino PG - a comedy movie for all ages showing the positive influence an elder uncle has on a slightly dysfunctional family. Sausage Sizzle, snacks and drinks commence 7:00 pm. Gold Coin Donation. All funds generated are used for Young Adults Programs. Your support and attendance is very much appreciated. If you would like to assist on the night or donate any food items please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809 Young Adults Group.

YEAR 7 2020 ENROLMENTS THOMAS CARR COLLEGE
Applications for enrolment to Year 7 2020 at Thomas Carr College close on Friday 17 August 2018. For more information, please contact the College Registrar on 8734 2409.

CATHOLIC CARE
There will be a special collection this weekend for CatholicCare who assist families who are struggling or in distress. We thank you for your support.

Below are dates and locations where Archbishop Comensoli will be celebrating Mass in the Western Region:

12th Aug 11:00am St Mary of the Angels Basilica 136 Yarra St,  Geelong
19th Aug 11:00am Queen of Peace Cnr Everingham Rd & Queen St,  Altona Meadows

 

4TH OCEANIA APOSTOLIC CONGRESS ON MERCY (OACOM ) 2018
“Now is the Time for Mercy” 3 day Congress, Friday 24 August 7:30pm to Sunday 26 August 4:00pm at Divine Mercy Shrine 337-343 Greens Road, Keysborough. Registration & Attendance Cost $50 per person. More information at www.oacom2018.com.au or call 9830-4386.

JOSEPH’S CORNER TRIVIA NIGHT, 23 August 19
You are invited to a Soroptimist International Trivia Night on 23 Aug 18 at the Limerick Arms Hotel, 364 Clarendon St, South Melbourne from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Cost $15. Tickets by email from simelbournequiz@gmail.com. Proceeds go to Joseph's Corner to provide free counselling to families and friends of  people with drug and/or alcohol addictions.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Kathleen Bool, Fr. John Van Suylen, Vincent Borg, Cassius Sequeira, Cynthia Jundic, Esperanza Macasaep, Clementina Bordone, Rodolfo Mallari and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Umberto Princi, Olive Barber, David Daborn, Georg Carabott, Joseph Briffa, Catherne Briffa, Charlie Briffa, Aristide Leblanc, Harold Leblanc, Excelsa Tejada, Carmel Morwood, Lolita Lopez, Arthur Parker, Rosa Almeida, Peter Watt Sr., Mary McMinnand, Anthony Bulbrook, Joseph Farrugia, Mathew Ottathengmkal, Venicio Arriola, Amando Arriola Sr., Leonidiza Arriola and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 19 August 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 18/19 August 18

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 18/19 August 18

  6:00pm S. Martis / H. Durski / Sharon A. / B. Farrugia
  8:30am G. Siccita / Karen F. / C. Coelho / J. Phan Lai
10:30am V. Ferman / S. DiBenedetto / M&Z D’Mello
  5:00pm M. Etiennette / C. Skinner / S. Joseph / E Behrouzi

Music Ministry – 18/19 August 18

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


PARISH NEWS

WELCOMEWe welcome our new Archbishop Peter Comensoli and pray that God will shower him with abundant blessings and guide him as he undertakes his new role as the Good Shepherd of the Melbourne Catholic community.

FEAST OF ST. MARY OF THE CROSS McKILLOP
There will be three Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm on Wednesday 8th August, to celebrate the feast of St. Mary of the Cross McKillop.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY will be celebrated on Wednesday 15th August with three Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Holy Days of Obligation for Australia and New Zealand are 15th August (Assumption) and 25th December (Christmas). A Holy Day is simply a solemnity celebrated like a Sunday that is with obligation.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST, 10:30AM MASS. Parishioners please note that parking will be an issue at this Mass.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Anton Bric, Angus Ollenbuttel, Arwen Vidal and Memphis Scott 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.

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


BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING, Monday 6th August at 7:00pm in Church
. Please enter the church through the side entrance by the school office. The new procedure requires that registration papers and payment is completed at the parish office prior to attending the meeting.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship will commence from 12th August on Sundays at 6:15pm at our Community Centre. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the last 2 consecutive years in our parish and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. All are welcome to join. There will be a brief presentation on the HSI School at masses this weekend with the ability to meet the organisers after the mass. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

PERMANENT DIACONATE
Please note that Royden Dsouza will now provide Gospel reflections over some weekend masses until his ordination on September 8th, 2018. Please continue to support him and keep him in your prayers as he progresses towards his ordination.

CATHOLIC CARE
There will be an extra collection for Catholic Care at all masses next weekend. We thank you for your generosity in assisting this worthy cause.

MOVIE NIGHT, 18TH AUGUST, 7:00pm
Our next Movie Night is on August 18th at 7:00pm after the 6:00pm Mass in the parish hall. We will be screening Uncle Nino PG - a comedy movie for all ages showing the positive influence an elder uncle has on a slightly dysfunctional family. Sausage Sizzle, snacks and drinks commence 7:00pm. Gold Coin Donation. All funds generated are used for Young Adults Programs. Your support and attendance is very much appreciated. Young Adults Group.

THANK YOU FROM JOSEPH’S CORNER
Sr. Jeanne and Joseph's Corner would like to thank the Parishioners of St. Peter's for their generous support of our Appeal. $2405.00 was raised which will go a long way towards helping families who need our support.

YEAR 7 2020 ENROLMENTS THOMAS CARR COLLEGE
Applications for enrolment to Year 7 2020 at Thomas Carr College close on Friday 17 August 2018. For more information, please contact the College Registrar on 8734 2409.

4TH OCEANIA APOSTOLIC CONGRESS ON MERCY (OACOM ) 2018
“Now is the Time for Mercy” 3 day Congress, Friday 24 August 7:30pm to Sunday 26 August 4:00pm at Divine Mercy Shrine 337-343 Greens Road, Keysborough. Registration & Attendance Cost $50 per person. More information at www.oacom2018.com.au or call 9830-4386.

ROYDEN D’SOUZA’S DEACON ORDINATION
Royden D'Souza will be ordained as Deacon on Saturday, 8th September 2018 at the 10:00am Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. A bus service to the Cathedral has been organised by the parish at a cost of $10.00 per person (return trip). Anyone wishing to avail of this bus service must register their names along with the payment of $10.00 in the parish office ASAP as seats are limited. The bus will leave the church carpark at 8:30am sharp so please ensure you are seated in the bus by 8:15am.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Jacqueline Allagapen, Tommy McCormack, John David Gonzalez. John Ryan, Pat Norris-Smith and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Erminio Colosimo, Alexander Dias, Joseph Xuereb, Shirley McCurley, Cherian Varkey, Joseph O’Connor, Margaret Hartshorn, Patricia Hartshorn, Daniel Hoyne, Maria Fava and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS 

Money Counters - 12 August 18

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 11/12 August 18

  6:00pm Elaine Dalton
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 11/12 August 18

  6:00pm M. Maple / M. Nelthropp / Josie T. / E. Mills
  8:30am G. Sharman / S. Gomez / L. Jones / E. Stowers
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / N. Costa / C. Morcom
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / 2 X Volunteers

Music Ministry – 11/12 August 18

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

 

PARISH NEWS

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us at the Community Centre each Saturday morning from 7:20 to 8:30 for breakfast and an informal discussion of a faith issue. A hearty appetite is an advantage. Come and see if you enjoy the experience. If you have any queries, ring Les on 0401 541 666.

JOSEPH’S CORNER COUNSELLING SERVICE SHOP
There will be a stall in the hall at all Masses this weekend featuring Bric-a-Brac, knitting and crochet goods from Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service shop "MERRIJIG" in Yarraville. The shop raises funds to help keep the Counselling Service going. The Free Service is for Partners and Family members of people affected by addiction. If you can find something to purchase at the stall, you will be helping to keep this service continuing. There will also be a donation box at the stall for anyone wanting to make a cash donation. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Are you a young person trying to figure out life and faith? Come and join us for a fun time, real talk and light dinner. All are welcome (ages 18-29) so bring your friends! Meet us in the hall Sunday @ 6:00pm. Any questions contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Riley Bernardo 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.

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

 

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship will commence from 12th August on Sundays at 6:15pm at our Community centre. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the last 2 consecutive years in our parish and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. All are welcome to join. There will be a brief presentation on the HSI School at masses over the weekend August 4/5. For further information, contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues this Monday (July 30) at 7:00pm in the theatrette. We are at Matthew Ch 8. Please come and experience an interactive study of the Bible. New members most welcome. Enquiries. Royden 0426 071 375

THANK YOU
We thank Archbishop Denis Hart for his 17 years of leadership and 51 years of priesthood in Melbourne. We are grateful for his priestly example of a Good Shepherd in our midst. May his example inspire many others to be ‘Good Shepherds” to their brothers and sisters in priesthood and consecrated life. Please pray for vocations from our parish community.

The next MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING will be held on Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 10:00 am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

INVITATION TO LITURGICAL RECEPTION & SOLEMN MASS, WEDNESDAY, 1ST AUGUST, 7:00PM AT ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Most Reverend Denis Hart, D.D. Apostolic Administrator of Melbourne, is pleased to invite Priests, Deacons and Parishioners of the Archdiocese of Melbourne to the Liturgical Reception and Solemn Mass of the Ninth Archbishop of Melbourne, Most Reverend Peter A. Comensoli DD STL MLitt PhD. RSVP Guests https://www.trybooking.com/WXSE Note to Guests (other than clergy) This booking is for entry to the Cathedral only and is not a reserved seat.

!!! 1ST AUGUST, WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE !!!
Please note that because of the Inauguration Mass of our new Archbishop Peter Comensoli at St. Patricks Cathedral, there will be no Wednesday evening Mass, however, there will be the Liturgy of the Word and a Communion Service at 7:00pm followed by Novena and Benediction.

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION
First Friday adoration will be held on August 3rd commencing with Mass at 7:00pm followed by silent adoration, Rosary, Offices to the hearts of Jesus and Mary. We call on all parishioners to join us in this important once a month devotion and pray for our children, families and our parish community and especially those who do not have anyone to pray for.

NAMES FOR THE SICK LIST
As our Sick List is getting too large to manage and project on the screen each week, please note that all names will be deleted at the end of each month and we will start afresh the following month, naming those friends, family or loved ones for whom we wish to pray. Names are to be emailed to the parish office. Thank you for your understanding.

YEAR 7 2020 ENROLMENTS THOMAS CARR COLLEGE
Applications for enrolment to Year 7 2020 at Thomas Carr College close on Friday 17 August 2018. For more information, please contact the College Registrar on 8734 2409.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Lavinia Williamson, Felix Ladesma, Hendrika Slee, Lucy Pinto, Margaret Dowsey and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Laurie Flaherty, Segunda, Rufino, Martin & Rene Raymundo, Fe & Vincente Samaniego, Bernadette Singco, James O’Neill, Elaine Smith, Luis Fernando Sr., Joseph Xuereb, Paul Loc, Shirley McCurley and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Sasika Jurcic, Thais Long, Lorna Scott, Judy & Joseph Cammayo, Finnian Keating, Debra Hamill, Ashton Quinless, Elsabet, Grace White, Sr. Marie Therese Jones, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Emmanuel Bernardo, Tony Hankins, Josua, Anne De Soyza, Charlie Xerxen, June Shaw, Nikki Monte Silva, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 5 August 18

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

Readers – 4/5 August 18

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 4/5 August 18

  6:00pm J. Poppen / H. Durski / S. D’Silva / Davy F.
  8:30am K English / R. Johnson / K. Fernandes / C. Coelho
10:30am V. Firman / S. DiBenedetto / N&R Golaw
  5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / C. Skinner / M Etiennette

Music Ministry – 4/5 August 18

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

 


PARISH NEWS

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us at the Community Centre each Saturday morning from 7:20 to 8:30 for breakfast and an informal discussion of a faith issue. A hearty appetite is an advantage. Come and see if you enjoy the experience. If you have any queries, ring Les on 0401 541 666.

JOSEPH’S CORNER COUNSELLING SERVICE SHOP
There will be a stall in the hall at all Masses the weekend of 28/29 July, featuring Bric-a-Brac, knitting and crochet goods from Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service shop "MERRIJIG" in Yarraville. The shop raises funds to help keep the Counselling Service going. The Free Service is for Partners and Family members of people affected by addiction. If you can find something to purchase at the stall, you will be helping to keep this service continuing. There will also be a donation box at the stall for anyone wanting to make a cash donation. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Are you a young person trying to figure out life and faith? Come and join us for a fun time, real talk and light dinner. All are welcome (ages 18-29) so bring your friends! Meet us in the hall Sunday @ 6:00pm. Any questions contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.

ZIMBABWEAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY will celebrate Mass at St. Peter’s on Sunday, 29th July at 2:00pm. All our parishioners are invited to partake in the Eucharistic Celebration and thereafter to join in the fellowship.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Iris Oriana Nath who is to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of her parents, godparents, family and friends, we pray that Iris will led a life full of happiness and faith.

PERMANENT DIACONATE
Congratulations to Royden D’Souza who was accepted as a candidate for the Permanent Diaconate by Archbishop Denis Hart during holy mass on Sunday July 15th in the Cathedral. Royden will be ordained as a Permanent Deacon on Saturday September 8th at a special mass at 11:00am in the Cathedral. Further details will be provided closer to the date. Please continue to pray for Royden as he prepares for this important ministry.

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

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship will commence from 12th August on Sundays at 6:15pm at our Community centre. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the last 2 consecutive years in our parish and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. All are welcome to join. There will be a brief presentation on the HSI School at masses over the weekend August 4/5. For further information, contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

The next MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING will be held on Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 10:00 am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY MAUREEN REID
Happy 80th Birthday Maureen from Fr. Vincent, Dcn Charles and all the parishioners. Thank you for your work with those in need in our parish community. May God our Father shower you abundantly with his blessings throughout the year

INVITATION TO LITURGICAL RECEPTION & SOLEMN MASS
Most Reverend Denis Hart, D.D. Apostolic Administrator of Melbourne, is pleased to invite Priests, Deacons and Parishioners of the Archdiocese of Melbourne to the Liturgical Reception and Solemn Mass of the Ninth Archbishop of Melbourne, Most Reverend Peter A. Comensoli DD STL MLitt PhD. RSVP Guests https://www.trybooking.com/WXSE Note to Guests (other than clergy) This booking is for entry to the Cathedral only and is not a reserved seat.

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION
First Friday adoration will be held on August 3rd commencing with Mass at 7:00pm followed by silent adoration, Rosary, Offices to the hearts of Jesus and Mary. We call on all parishioners to join us in this important once a month devotion and pray for our children, families and our parish community and especially those who do not have anyone to pray for.

VOCATIONS
As we say thank you to Archbishop Hart for his 17 years of leadership and his 51 years of priesthood in Melbourne, we are grateful for his priestly example of a Good Shepherd in our midst. May this example inspire many others to be 'Good Shepherds' to their brothers and sisters in priesthood and consecrated life.  Please pray for vocations from our parish community.

In one of his addresses in Broken Bay, Archbishop-Elect Comensoli reminded us that "a priestly vocation is a joint project of the individual, the faith community, and Christ" (August 2017). Let us pray for more vocations from our Local Church. May our prayers and witness inspire young men and women to serve in priesthood and consecrated life.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Bernard Moynahan, Lydia O’Sullivan, Saad Khalil, Maurice Buckley, Cristeta Garado and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Vera Fernandes, Eduardo Medina, Frances Mizzi, Segunda, Rufino, Martin & Rene Raymundo, Fe & Vincente Samaniego, Tessie & Noel Lawrence, Agostino & Josephine Cutajar, Pepe, Rosaria & Sabrina Ferlazzo, Teresita Suniga, Joseph & Maryann Buttigieg, Michael & Carmela Spiteri, Helen Buttigieg, Miguela & Felipe Yap, Devenia Celestial, Elaine Smith, Ivka Petric and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lito Alinea, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Kath Meddings, Sasika Jurcic, Thais Long, Lorna Scott, Judy & Joseph Cammayo, Finnian Keating, Debra Hamill, Ashton Quinless, Elsabet, Grace White, Sr. Marie Therese Jones, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Emmanuel Bernardo, Tony Malcolm Hankins, Josua, Anne De Soyza, Charlie Xerxen, June Shaw, Nikki Monte Silva and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters - 29 July 18

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Peter Francis

Readers – 28/29 July 18

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Les Jones
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 28/29 July 18

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / A. D’Lima / B. Raj / P. Albuquerque
  8:30am D&J Roga / E. Stowers / J. Phan Lai
10:30am M&Z D’Mello / S. Colla / F. Caruana
  5:00pm S. Simangan / J&D Etiennette / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 28/29 July 18

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

 

PARISH NEWS

CONDOLENCES
Dear Greg & Maureen.

Fr. Vincent, Dcn. Charles and all our parishioners would like to pass on our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved son Bernard. May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort and healing to you in the days ahead. Please know that we are praying for you and your family and are here to support you in any way we can. God Bless you.

CARPENTER'S SHOP
All men are invited to join us at the Community Centre each Saturday morning from 7:20 to 8:30 for breakfast and an informal discussion of a faith issue. A hearty appetite is an advantage. Come and see if you enjoy the experience. If you have any queries, ring Les on 0401 541 666.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Lukas Ferreira, Eric Ngo, Aisea Ngalu, Jaxon Murphy, Pippa Murphy, Daisy Murphy and Bella Murphy who are to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of their Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

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

 

ADULT CHRISTIAN INITIATION AT ST PETER'S PARISH
The St. Peter's adult Christian initiation process, or RCIA, for people wishing to become Catholic, is now open for enrolment of new applicants. The program prepares unbaptised adults 16 years and older for the sacraments of initiation next Easter, and also baptised Christians, who wish to receive the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Catholic Church. The program runs for 9 months to prepare the candidates to receive the sacraments. An appointment for new applicants may be made for Wednesday 18th July from 7:30 to 8:45pm in the Parish Theatrette, 38 Guinane Ave, Hoppers Crossing. If you are interested, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or the RCIA Coordinator Matthew Reuter on 0403 988 629.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Are you a young person trying to figure out life and faith? Come and join us for a fun time, real talk and light dinner. All are welcome (ages 18-29) so bring your friends! Meet us in the hall Sunday @ 6:00pm. Any questions contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.

CATHOLIC MISSION PROPAGATION OF FAITH APPEAL
There will be a 3rd Collection at all masses this weekend for Catholic Mission Propagation of the Faith Appeal. We thank you for your generosity.

JOSEPH’S CORNER COUNSELLING SERVICE SHOP
There will be a stall in the hall at all Masses the weekend of July 28/29 featuring Bric-a-Brac, knitting and crochet goods from Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service shop "MERRIJIG" in Yarraville. The shop raises funds to help keep the Counselling Service going. The Free Service is for Partners and Family members of people affected by addiction. If you can find something to purchase at the stall, you will be helping to keep this service continuing. There will also be a donation box at the stall for anyone wanting to make a cash donation. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

THANKSGIVING ENVELOPES
Thanksgiving Envelopes, Direct Debit and Credit Card  will be available for collection from the hall this weekend. A very big thank you to all the volunteers who work so hard to get this organised in time.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Bernard Moynahan, Leon Gurfinkel, Joe Pavia, Mama Tita Bolano, Mama Mila Llerin, Jimbu Sayre, Azad Khalil and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Madge Bourke, Julian & Anna, Anthony Thomas, Margaret Gauci, Agnes Pereira, Eric Deniese, Pedro Sotelo and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lito Alinea, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Kath Meddings, Sasika Jurcic, Thais Long, Lorna Scott, Judy & Joseph Cammayo, Finnian Keating, Debra Hamill, Ashton Quinless, Elsabet, Grace White, Sr. Marie Therese Jones, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Emmanuel Bernardo, Tony Malcolm Hankins, Josua, Anne De Soyza and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 22 July 18

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers – 21/22 July 18

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Indika Fernandos
  5:00pm Dominic Hankins

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 21/22 July 18

  6:00pm J. Tramontana / H. Durski / S. Martis / M. Maple
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am C. Morcom / V. Firman / B. Fernandos / Sally DiB
  5:00pm S&I Simangan / M. Etiennette / J. Phan Lai

Music Ministry – 21/22 July 18

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS BISHOP PETER A. COMENSOLI THE NINTH ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE
The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Bishop Peter Andrew Comensoli of the Diocese of Broken Bay as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne. Archbishop-elect Comensoli said he was deeply moved by the Holy Father’s trust in making this appointment. ‘The life of Christian discipleship is a precious gift, developed through hearing and responding to God’s call. In accepting this call to be a new missionary among God’s people of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, I readily acknowledge the great responsibility entrusted to me, along with the frailties I carry,’ he said. ‘To the good people of Melbourne, let me say that you are already in my prayers. As I come among you I place my trust in the tender encouragement of Jesus. We are pilgrims together in the Lord’s vineyard. As we take these first steps in friendship, may we anchor our lives to his Gospel. I look forward to getting to know you. And, as a northerner, I will need some guidance around that mysterious code of football called AFL!’

In announcing the appointment, Pope Francis also accepted Archbishop Denis Hart’s resignation after 17 years as Archbishop of Melbourne. Archbishop Hart will serve as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until the installation of Archbishop-elect Comensoli on Wednesday 1 August.

‘Archbishop Hart described Archbishop-elect Comensoli as ‘a deeply pastoral and faith-filled man’. ‘He will bring many gifts to serve our people. I join the community in the Archdiocese of Melbourne in our prayerful and heartfelt welcome to him,’ said Archbishop Hart.

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT
Unfortunately there have been further delays in completion of our church refurbishment project on account of issues found in the main structure of the foyer. This has resulted in new steel structure being designed and installed. Most major issues have now been resolved and the project is progressing well. The next major works relate to roof replacement which is expected to be undertaken in the next two weeks. The Builder and Architect has advised us of a new completion date of end August 2018 subject to normal weather conditions. We are sorry for the inconvenience this delay is causing and thank you for your patience. If there are any further changes to the timetable we will keep parishioners updated.
Building Project Team

THANKSGIVING ENVELOPES
Thanksgiving Envelopes, Direct Debit and Credit Card  will be available for collection from the hall this weekend. A very big thank you to all the volunteers who work so hard to get this organised in time.

ADULT CHRISTIAN INITIATION AT ST PETER'S PARISH
The St. Peter's adult Christian initiation process, or RCIA, for people wishing to become Catholic, is now open for enrolment of new applicants. The program prepares unbaptised adults 16 years and older for the sacraments of initiation next Easter, and also baptised Christians, who wish to receive the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Catholic Church. The program runs for 9 months to prepare the candidates to receive the sacraments. An appointment for new applicants may be made for Wednesday 18th July from 7:30 to 8:45pm in the Parish Theatrette, 38 Guinane Ave, Hoppers Crossing. If you are interested, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or the RCIA Coordinator Matthew Reuter on 0403 988 629.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP GRADUATION
The HSI School of Discipleship complete their second year in our church and will hold their graduation ceremony on Sunday, 8th July. Over 20 members from this year’s school will receive their certificates at the 10:30am mass and the group will be available after mass to share their experiences and for any questions. HSI School of Discipleship is a faith outreach program where members convene to learn more about our catholic faith through prayer, reflection and fellowship.

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

 

MULTICULTURAL MASS
The first planning meeting for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Saturday, 14th July 2018 at 10:00am in the meeting room off the Church hall.  All are welcome to attend.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues in the theatrette on Monday (July 9) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. We are currently at Matthew CH7. New members welcome. Enquiries Royden 0426071375.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Are you a young person trying to figure out life and faith? Come and join us for a fun time, real talk and light dinner. All welcome (ages 18-29) so bring your friends! Meet us in the hall Sunday @ 6:00pm. Any questions contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.

CATHOLIC MISSION PROPAGATION OF FAITH APPEAL
There will be a 3rd Collection at all masses next weekend for Catholic Mission Propagation of the Faith Appeal. We thank you for your generosity.

CERTIFICATE II - INFORMATION, DIGITAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY – FREE OF CHARGE
Wyndham City Council is in the process of recruiting candidates for a Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology “free of charge”.

The Course is aimed at young people between 16 -25 years of age and will be delivered both in classrooms and online. What's Involved?

  • Become a Victoria University Polytechnic student.
  • From July 17, the course will run for three days a week at the VU Polytechnic Werribee, from 11:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday to Thursday with an additional day of online study.

The project aims to build a Community of creative young people and emerging young artists in the city of Wyndham. These young people will be supported to co-design a project that will aim to highlight Community successes and be a voice for young people in Wyndham.

To register, please submit your name, telephone and email address to the Parish Office on 9749 4300 or via email to stpeters@wetnet.com.au.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Neville Lawrence, Avis Barber, Jeffrey de los Reyes, Exelsa Tejada, Joseph Addamo and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Frank Johnson, Garnette De Rozario, Ernando Adriano, Pacita Cruz, Raymunda Legaspi, Lucia Baltero, Visitacion Delos Santos, Norah Pritchard, John Edison, Pedro Sotelo, Clarence Dalton. Guiseppe Campione, Agnes Pereira and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Bernard Moynihan, Lito Alinea, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Kath Meddings, Sasika Jurcic, Thais Long, Lorna Scott, Judy & Joseph Cammayo, Finnian Keating, Debra Hamill, Ashton Quinless, Elsabet, Grace White, Sr. Marie Therese Jones, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Emmanuel Bernardo, Tony Malcolm Hankins, Josua and all who are ill in our parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 15 July 18

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

Readers – 14/15 July 18

  6:00pm Elaine Dalton
  8:30am Sunil Vaz
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 14/15 July 18

  6:00pm B. Fernandos / S. Albuquerque / D&J Roga
  8:30am K. English / Karen F. / G. Sharman / C. Coelho
10:30am Z. D’Mello / S Delos Reyos / L. Ortega / N. Costa
  5:00pm A. Etiennette / G. Siccita / E. Behrouzi / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 7/8 July 18

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