PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH
 

18 June Corpus Christi Feast – Procession of Blessed Sacrament before 10:30am Mass
25 June St. Peter Apostle Parish Feast Day celebrations – 10:30am Mass
  8 July St Peters Prayer Community 22nd Anniversary celebration - 11:30am


ST. PETER
APOSTLE PARISH FEAST – SUNDAY 25TH JUNE, 10:30AM
All Parishioners are invited to attend this special event and are kindly requested to bring a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to be shared after Mass.

A reminder for all Parish Group Leaders to please arrange for their banners to be processed into Church. Banner bearers are to assemble in the hall by 10:15am ready to process in for the start of Mass.

ST. PETERS CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Saturday, 8th July our parish prayer group will celebrate its 22nd Anniversary with a Thanksgiving Mass and fellowship. Please join in to celebrate this occasion with Praise & Worship at 11.30am followed by Mass and a light lunch in the hall thereafter.  All are invited.

STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL
INSTRUCTIONS ON WHERE TO FIND YOUR ENVELOPES / STEWARDSHIP LETTERS

  1. For weekly givers – your envelopes are in boxes in Surname Alphabetical order – so check the trays with boxes.
  2. If you give monthly, quarterly, half yearly or yearly – your envelopes are in an envelope and not in boxes. Look for the tray with Monthly/Half Yearly/Yearly markers.
  3. If you give by Direct Deposit or by Credit Card – your letter and form is also in an envelope, so look for the tray with Direct Debit/Credit Card markers
  4. If your envelope boxes or envelopes are not in any of the above trays, please note your name, surname and address in the notebook kept on the table. If you know your envelope number, please note that too and Josephine will contact you with further information by the 10th of July.
  5. If you have not been a part of Stewardship in the past but would like to participate now: please fill in a Stewardship Pledge Card and give it to Fr. Pius or drop it in the Mass Offering box in the church below the Oil display or drop it in the collection during weekend Mass. Josephine will then organise envelopes / direct debit / credit card giving as per your request.

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

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
There will be a brief announcement at all masses this weekend about the new HSI Discipleship School starting in our parish on July 23, 2017. Members will be available after mass to answer any queries.

EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED DYING
As some of you may be aware legislation is soon going to be put forth in the Victorian Parliament on the above topic. Melbourne Archdiocese has published a brief booklet containing information of the church’s view on this to better inform parishioners. A copy of the Booklet is available in the foyer. Please take one and read through it and pass it on to other interested parishioners. A signature drive will be undertaken in the last week of June with a proposed delegation to our local MP. Your support will be much appreciated. Further details will be provided in the coming weeks. If you would like more information or would like to assist, please call Royden on 0426071375.

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION
There will be a Special Collection next weekend June 24/25th for Peter’s Pence – annual collection for the Holy Father.

POPE FRANCIS’S INTENTIONS FOR JUNE
That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Let us pray for our Coptic brethren in Egypt who were killed because they did not want to renounce the faith.
Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter

MELBOURNE ORDINATIONS
On Saturday June 24 at St Patrick’s Cathedral at 10am, the Archbishop will ordain Deacons Trevor Tibbertsma and Marcus Goulding to the priesthood. Also ordained will be Tho Tran as a Deacon preparing for priesthood. Hubert Fernando will be ordained as a permanent Deacon on this day as well.

This is a time of great joy for the Church of Melbourne as we see the Lord blessing our local Church with the gift of Holy Orders.

All are welcome to the Ordination Mass at the cathedral. Please pray for these men, and for many more vocations from our local community. God continues to call young people to serve – our prayers help them to respond.  Pray daily for vocations.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL 

30 June Last of Term 2. School Finishes at 1:00pm.
17 July Term 3 commences at 8:45am
  3 Aug No School – Curriculum Day


RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Robert Cannard, Nicola Lettieri, Inez Nicoletti, Genoveffa Martelli, Jack Piper, Connie Squillace, Fr. Frank Jones, Louis Farrugia and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Paul Cachia, Patrick Ryall, Dorothy Prathapasinghe and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Trevor Rush, Jamilton Dabu, Rose Farrugia, Lisa Hassan, Martin Grillo, Stanis Smith, Melissa Carolline, Carmen Agius, Jessy  Tabone, Albert Dichenko, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters 25 June 17

Royden D. / Paul M. / Aloisio S. / Peter F. / Pravin A.

Readers – 24/25 June 17

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 24/25 June 17

  6:00pm E. Dalton / H. Durski / Josie T. / Volunteer.
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / L. Jones / Volunteer
10:30am Vanina IDA / M&Z D’Mello / N. Costa
  5:00pm C. Skinner / S. Simangan / 2 X Volunteers

Music Ministry  24/25 June 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS


HAPPY BIRTHDAY DCN. CHARLES
Dcn. Charles, your parishioners wish you a very Happy Birthday for Sunday, May 11th. May God bless you in a special way for the love and concern with which you help Fr. Pius minister to all of us who are entrusted to your care. We pray many blessings for you today and always.

ROSTERS FOR JUNE, JULY & AUGUST FOR:
-      LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
-      PIETY STORE
-      COMMUNION TO THE SICK
are available for collection in the hall.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

10 June Healing Mass, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
17 June First Multicultural Mass Planning meeting at  10:15am in the Meeting Room off hall
18 June Corpus Christi Feast – Procession of Monstrance before 10:30am Mass
25 June St. Peter Apostle Parish Feast Day celebrations – 10:30am Mass


VENERATION OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA STATUE – 2ND APPARITION TUESDAY 13TH JUNE
To celebrate the 2ND Apparition at Fatima, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration on Tuesday 13TH June between 8:00am and 9:30am in the Side Chapel of the Church and again in the evening between 7:00pm and 7:30pm in the Community Centre. All welcome.

MULTICULTURAL MASS
Please note that the first Multicultural Mass Planning Meeting for this year will be held on Saturday, 17 June 2017 at 10:15am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are invited to attend to help support the Eritrean community make the celebration a joyous one.

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI – SUNDAY 18TH JUNE, 10:30AM
To celebrate this Feast, a procession of the Monstrance will take place around the school oval starting at 10:30am in the Church. Mass will follow.

ST. PETER APOSTLE PARISH FEAST – SUNDAY 25TH JUNE, 10:30AM
All Parishioners are invited to attend this special event and are kindly requested to bring a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to be shared after Mass.

A reminder for all Parish Group Leaders to please arrange for their banners to be processed into Church. Banner bearers are to assemble in the hall by 10:15am ready to process in for the start of Mass.

STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL
Stewardship renewal will take place at the end of June. New envelopes will be available for collection on the 17/18th June. If you would like to join our Stewardship program, please take a registration card from the foyer or near the sacristy where the oils are displayed, complete the Stewardship side of the card and drop it into the collection bags during Mass or in the Mass offering slot near the sacristy. You can also drop it off at the parish office or give it to Fr. Pius or Dcn. Charles after Mass.

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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – VINNIES WINTER APPEAL
This weekend there will be a Third Collection after Communion at all Masses as part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Winter Appeal to provide direct assistance to those individuals and families in need in Hoppers Crossing. Active Members of the Hoppers Crossing Conference make hundreds of visits to homes and distribute thousands of dollars in Coles Gift Cards, for food and other Supermarket supplies; as well as tens of thousands of dollars in clothing and furniture. The motto of the Society is: No work of charity is foreign to the Society. We help in whatever ways we are able. Thank you for your generosity.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
There will be a brief announcement at all masses next weekend about the new HSI Discipleship School starting in our parish on July 23, 2017. Members will be available after mass to answer any queries.

EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED DYING
As some of you may be aware legislation is soon going to be put forth in the Victorian Parliament on the above topic. Melbourne Archdiocese has published a brief booklet containing information of the church’s view on this to better inform parishioners. A copy of the Booklet is available in the foyer. Please take one and read through it and pass it on to other interested parishioners. A signature drive will be undertaken in the last week of June with a proposed delegation to our local MP. Your support will be much appreciated. Further details will be provided in the coming weeks. If you would like more information or would like to assist, please call Royden on 0426071375.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL 

  9 June No School – Curriculum Day
12 June No School – Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
30 June Last of Term 2. School Finishes at 1:00pm.
17 July Term 3 commences at 8:45am
  3 Aug No School – Curriculum Day


POPE FRANCIS’S INTENTIONS FOR JUNE
That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Let us pray for our Coptic brethren in Egypt who were killed because they did not want to renounce the faith.
Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Orazio Baffi, Robert Cannard, Nicola Lettieri, Inez Nicoletti, Genoveffa Martelli, Jack Piper, Connie Squillace and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Rosa & Liborio Scrofani, James Keating and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Trevor Rush, Jamilton Dabu, Rose & Lewis Farrugia, Lisa Hassan, Martin Grillo, Stanis Smith, Melissa Carolline, Carmen Agius, Jessy  Tabone, Albert Dichenko  and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS


Money Counters 18 June 17

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

Readers – 17/18 June 17

  6:00pm Matthew Reuter
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 17/18 June 17

  6:00pm Sharon A. / B. Farrugia / E. Dalton / M. Nelthropp
  8:30am K. English / K. Fernandes / D&J Roga
10:30am S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / J&D Etiennette / S. Joseph

Music Ministry 17/18 June 17

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


PARISH NEWS


PARISH OFFICE
The Parish Secretary is away until 9 June.  During this time, the parish office will be manned by volunteers.  To assist us during this period, we request that any notices and names for the sick list and death anniversaries be forwarded to the parish office by 3:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the weekend. We thank you for your cooperation.

HEALING MASS IN JUNE
Please note that Healing Mass for June will be held next Saturday, 10th June.

ROSTERS FOR JUNE, JULY & AUGUST FOR:
-      LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
-      PIETY STORE
-      COMMUNION TO THE SICK
are available for collection in the hall.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

10 June Healing Mass, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
17 June First Multicultural Mass Planning meeting at  10:15am in the Meeting Room off hall
18 June Corpus Christi Feast – Procession of Monstrance before 10:30am Mass
25 June St. Peter Apostle Parish Feast Day celebrations – 10:30am Mass


S
TEWARDSHIP RENEWAL
Stewardship renewal will take place at the end of June. New envelopes will be available for collection on the 17/18th June. If you would like to change your current pledge or mode of giving, please contact the parish office via email at stpeters@westnet.com.au or hopperscrossing@cam.org.au or on 9749 4300 on or before 31st May 2017. If you would like to join our Stewardship program, please take a registration card from the foyer / or near the sacristy where the oils are displayed, complete the Stewardship side of the card and drop it into the collection bags during Mass or in the Mass offering slot near the sacristy. You can also drop it off at the parish office or give it to Fr. Pius or Dcn. Charles after Mass.

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

VENERATION OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA STATUE – 2ND APPARITION TUESDAY 13TH JUNE
To celebrate the 2ND Apparition at Fatima, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration on Tuesday 13TH June between 8:00am and 9:30am in the Side Chapel of the Church and again in the evening between 7:00pm and 7:30pm in the Community Centre. All welcome.

MULTICULTURAL MASS
Please note that the first Multicultural Mass Planning Meeting for this year will be held on Saturday, 17 June 2017 at 10:15am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are invited to attend to help support the Eritrean community make the celebration a joyous one.

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI – SUNDAY 18TH JUNE, 10:30AM
To celebrate this Feast, a procession of the Monstrance will take place around the school oval starting at 10:30am in the Church. Mass will follow.

ST. PETER THE APOSTLE PARISH FEAST – SUNDAY 25TH JUNE, 10:30AM
All Parishioners are invited to attend this special event and are kindly requested to bring a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to be shared after Mass.

A reminder for all Parish Group Leaders to please arrange for their banners to be processed into Church. Banner bearers are to assemble in the hall by 10:15am ready to process in for the start of Mass.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL 

  9 June No School – Curriculum Day
12 June No School – Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
30 June Last of Term 2. School Finishes at 1:00pm.
17 July Term 3 commences at 8:45am
  3 Aug No School – Curriculum Day


POPE FRANCIS’S INTENTIONS FOR JUNE
That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Let us pray for our Coptic brethren in Egypt who were killed because they did not want to renounce the faith.
Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rosa Scrofani, Orazio Baffi, Robert Cannard, Nicola Lettieri, Inez Nicoletti, Mary Pajar, Genoveffa Martelli, Jack Piper, Connie Squillace and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Mariakutty Kodakkathanath, Mary Crough, Santan Fernandes, Mary Borg, Garnette DeRozario, Olive, Gerald & Glen Gaffey, Ken, Allan & Dawn Hartshorn, Rita & Charles Frost, William Keating, Richard Green, Pauline Restall and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Trevor Rush, Jamilton Dabu, Rose & Lewis Farrugia, Lisa Hassan and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS


Money Counters 11 June 17

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / John Allen

Readers – 10/11 June 17

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am Lerna Vasquez
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 10/11 June 17

  6:00pm S Martis / J. Tramontana / E. Mills / Praful A.
  8:30am R. Johnson / K. McLoughlin / S. Gomez / B. Jones
10:30am V. Firman / Sally DiB / S. Colla / F. Caruana
  5:00pm C. Skinner / A&M Etiennette / Volunteer

Music Ministry 10/11 June 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FR. PIUS
Fr. Pius, your parishioners wish you a very Happy Birthday!  May God bless you in a special way today for the love and concern with which you minister to all those who are entrusted to your care. We pray many blessings for you today and always.

ROSARY DURING THE MONTH OF MAY
During the month of May, Rosary is recited at 6:30pm in church every day from Monday to Friday and after the evening Mass on Saturday and Sunday. All parishioners are invited to join us.

MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May. Could we please request volunteers to assist with these counts. The count is also required to be taken at the Filipino, Polish and Spanish masses for the first four weekends in May.

PARISH OFFICE
The Parish Secretary will be away from 29 May to 9 June incl.  During this time, the parish office will be manned by volunteers.  To assist us during this two week period, we request that any notices and names for the sick list and death anniversaries be forwarded to the parish office by 3:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the weekend. We thank you for your understanding.

PENTECOST SUNDAY, 4 JUNE
A reminder that next weekend our parish will celebrate the feast of the Pentecost by holding an all-night Vigil starting at 7:00pm on Saturday, June 3 and concluding with Mass at 5:00am on Sunday June 4. All are invited to attend. Roster sheets have been placed in the hall so parishioners can pick times suitable to them.

STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL
Stewardship renewal will take place at the end of June. New envelopes will be available for collection on the 17/18th June. If you would like to change your current pledge or mode of giving, please contact the parish office via email at stpeters@westnet.com.au or hopperscrossing@cam.org.au or on 9749 4300 on or before 31st May 2017. If you would like to join our Stewardship program, please take a registration card from the foyer / or near the sacristy where the oils are displayed, complete the Stewardship side of the card and drop it into the collection bags during Mass or in the Mass offering slot near the sacristy. You can also drop it off at the parish office or give it to Fr. Pius or Dcn. Charles after Mass.

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

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR MAY
That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Fatima is more than anything this mantle of Light where we take refuge when we ask the Virgin Mary: “show unto us Jesus”. Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter

HEALING MASS IN JUNE
Please note that there will be no Healing Mass or Prayer Meeting on Saturday 3rd June. Healing Mass for June will be held on Saturday, 10th June.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

3 June Pentecost – All-night Vigil starts at 7:00pm and ends with Mass at 5:00am on 4 June
10 June Healing Mass, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
17 June First Multicultural Mass Planning meeting at  10:15am in the Meeting Room off hall


ROSTERS FOR JUNE, JULY & AUGUST FOR:
-      LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
-      PIETY STORE
-      COMMUNION TO THE SICK
are available for collection in the hall.

MULTICULTURAL MASS
Please note that the first Multicultural Mass Planning Meeting for this year will be held on Saturday, 17 June 2017 at 10:15am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are invited to attend to help support the Eritrean community make the celebration a joyous one.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL

  9 June No School – Curriculum Day
12 June No School – Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
30 June Last of Term 2. School Finishes at 1:00pm.
17 July Term 3 commences at 8:45am


ONE PENTECOST 2017: DRENCHED IN HEAVEN’S DEW
Sunday 4 June, 3pm, St Brigid’s Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North
Since 2013, ONE Sprit Australia has been gathering together people in Melbourne for a special celebration of Pentecost. In 2017, a number of groups are working together to provide a creative, engaging, prayerful and fun celebration of faith and life. Includes Mass (at 3pm), live worship, inspiring preaching, testimonies, art, food and festivities and Pentecost rally. Free entry.  Registration: https://pentecostmelbourne.eventbrite.com.au/

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rosa Scrofani, Orazio Baffi, Glenis Mumford, Marija Husar, Robert Cannard, Vita Sarpi, Nicola Lettieri, Cecelia Pinto, Margaret Ridge, Bennie Manninen, Inez Pace Nicoletti, Mary Pajar, Genoveffa Martelli and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Uthuppu Kodakkathanath, Hishal Shiker, Russom Shiker, Poly Pynadath, Patrick Foster, James and Thomas Prathapasinghe and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Trevor Rush, Jamilton Dabu, Rose & Lewis Farrugia, Lisa Hassan and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS


Money Counters 4 June 17

B. Coghlan / Kevin McL / J. Leeson / F. Thomas / C. D’Souza

Readers – 3/4 June 17

  6:00pm Jeffrey Poppen
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 3/4 June 17

  6:00pm H. Durski / M. Nelthropp / B. Farrugia / S. D’Silva
  8:30am G. Sharman / Karen F. / C. Coelho / L. Jones
10:30am S. Sipilliano / N&R Golaw / C. Morcom
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi

Music Ministry 3/4 June 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

ROSARY DURING THE MONTH OF MAY
During the month of May, Rosary is recited at 6:30pm in church every from Monday to Friday and after the evening Mass on Saturday and Sunday.

MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May. Could we please request volunteers to assist with these counts. The count is also required to be taken at the Filipino, Polish and Spanish masses for the first four weekends in May.

PARISH OFFICE
The Parish Secretary will be away from 29 May to 9 June incl.  During this time, the parish office will be manned by volunteers.  To assist us during this two week period, we request that any notices and names for the sick list and death anniversaries be forwarded to the parish office by 3:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the weekend. We thank you for your understanding.

ROSTERS FOR JUNE, JULY & AUGUST FOR:
-      LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
-      PIETY STORE
-      COMMUNION TO THE SICK
are available for collection in the hall.

PENTECOST SUNDAY, 4 JUNE
Our parish will celebrate the feast of the Pentecost by holding an all-night Vigil starting at 7:00pm on Saturday, June 3 and concluding with Mass at 5:00am on Sunday June 4. All are invited to attend. Roster sheets have been placed in the hall so parishioners can pick times suitable to them.

HEALING MASS IN JUNE
Please note that there will be no Healing Mass or Prayer Meeting on the first Saturday June 3. Healing Mass for June will be held on Saturday, 10th June.

STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL
Stewardship renewal will take place at the end of June. New envelopes will be available for collection on the 17/18th June. If you would like to change your current pledge or mode of giving, please contact the parish office via email at stpeters@westnet.com.au or hopperscrossing@cam.org.au or on 9749 4300 on or before 31st May 2017. If you would like to join our Stewardship program, please take a registration card from the foyer / or near the sacristy where the oils are displayed, complete the Stewardship side of the card and drop it into the collection bags during Mass or in the Mass offering slot near the sacristy. You can also drop it off at the parish office or give it to Fr. Pius or Dcn. Charles after Mass.

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

THANK YOU to all who volunteered at the Sausage Sizzle a couple of weeks ago.  We would like to hold this once a month as not only is it fundraising for the parish, but it also provides a place for parishioners to socialise and brings the parish community together.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

3 June Pentecost – All-night Vigil starts at 7:00pm and ends with Mass at 5:00am on 4 June
10 June Healing Mass, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
17 June First Multicultural Mass Planning meeting at  10:15am in the Meeting Room off hall


BIBLE STUDY CLASS
Bible Study continues Monday May 22nd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Community Centre. We are reading Luke Chapters 9 & 10. All are welcome. Experience God’s Word in a different and interactive way. Enquiries call Royden on 0426071375.

MULTICULTURAL MASS
Please note that the first Multicultural Mass Planning Meeting for this year will be held on Saturday, 17 June 2017 at 10:15am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are invited to attend to help support the Eritrean community make the celebration a joyous one.

WALKATHON
On behalf of St. Peter Apostle Primary School, I would like to thank Fr. Pius and the parish for their incredible generosity in supporting our school walkathon. The children were very excited to have Fr. Pius walk with them on the day and the school community is very appreciative of the parishioners who sponsored Fr. Pius and donated money towards the purchase of school equipment. So far these funds have exceeded $500 which is fantastic. Thank you again and we look forward to continuing to strengthen the links between our school and parish.
Karen Wilson, School Principal

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL

  9 June No School – Curriculum Day
12 June No School – Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
30 June Last of Term 2. School Finishes at 1:00pm.
17 July Term 3 commences at 8:45am


SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES
Parishioners, please note the following dates for children from St.Peter’s who will receive their First Holy Communion.  Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these masses.
May 27th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 28th (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass

DIOCESE CHAPLAINCY APPEAL
There will be a third collection this weekend for the Diocese Chaplaincy Appeal. We thank you for your support.

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR MAY
That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Fatima is more than anything this mantle of Light where we take refuge when we ask the Virgin Mary: “show unto us Jesus”. Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rosa Scrofani, Orazio Baffi, Anna-Marie Medel, Molly Wilson, Glenis Mumford, Marija Husar, Robert Cannard, Vita Giovanna Sarpi, Nicola Lettieri and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Barbara Brunner, Irene Stanley, Zofia Rzeszowska, Xenia Schulz, Frank Catania, Encarnacion Caolboy, Emmanuel Nguyen and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Trevor Rush, Jamilton Dabu, Bennie Manninen, Rose & Lewis Farrugia, Lisa Hassan and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS


Money Counters 28 May 17

Royden D. / Paul M. / Aloisio S. / Peter F. / Pravin A.

Readers – 27/28 May 17

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 27/28 May 17

  6:00pm M. Maple / J. Tramontana / A&J White
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L. Jones / Vol.
10:30am N. Costa / S. DiB / V. Firman / Vanina IDA
  5:00pm ES&I Simangan / J&D Etiennette

Music Ministry 27/28 May 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

MOTHER’S DAY BLESSING
May God’s many blessings be yours forever more and may you know you’re valued and loved by the Lord, especially on this day that we have set aside to show our appreciation to the Mothers in our lives.

ROSARY DURING THE MONTH OF MAY
During the month of May, Rosary is recited at 6:30pm in church every day from Monday to Friday and after the evening Mass on Saturday and Sunday. All parishioners are invited to join us.

MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May. Could we please request volunteers to assist with these counts. The count is also required to be taken at the Filipino, Polish and Spanish masses for the first four weekends in May.

DIOCESE CHAPLAINCY APPEAL
There will be a third collection on the weekend of May 20/21 for the Diocese Chaplaincy Appeal. We thank you for your support.

PENTECOST SUNDAY, 4 JUNE
Our parish will celebrate the feast of the Pentecost by holding an all-night Vigil starting at 7:00pm on Saturday, June 3 and concluding with Mass at 5:00am on Sunday June 4. All are invited to attend. Roster sheets have been placed in the hall so parishioners can pick times suitable to them.

HEALING MASS IN JUNE
Please note that there will be no Healing Mass or Prayer Meeting on Saturday June 3. Healing Mass for June will be held on Saturday, 10th June.

COMMUNION TO THE SICK MINISTERS are urgently needed for our Sunday rounds. If you are able to assist, please contact Bernadette Farrugia on 041 555 7864 or email benna.f@bigpond.com.

PIETY STORE
Volunteers needed to help on the Piety Store after the 6:00pm Saturday Mass and after the 10:30 am and 5:00pm Sunday Masses. Contact Bev on 97492388.

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

menALIVE
LAST CHANCE.  Must register now. Don’t miss out on the menALIVE weekend retreat, a one-off event, being hosted by St James the Apostle Parish in the Paulist Centre May 20-21.  It will be a lifegiving, faith developing experience that has the potential to change your life. To register ring St. James Parish Office on 9748 6800 or pick up a brochure and follow the instructions.

PETER’S PRAYER GROUP
There will be no prayer meeting on Saturday, 20th May but all are invited to attend the CCR Renewal Day at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 49 Nicholson Street, East Brunswick, 10am to 4pm BYO lunch.

PETER’S SCHOOL WALKATHON
This year the school is raising funds for outdoor furniture and equipment for the students.  Fr. Pius will be joining the students in their Annual Walkathon on 15th May and we are requesting parishioners to support this fundraiser by sponsoring Fr. Pius.  Sponsorship envelopes are available at the back of the church and in the hall. We thank you for your support.

SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES
Parishioners, please note the following dates for children from St. Peter’s who will receive their First Holy Communion.  Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these masses.
May 20th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 21st (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass
May 27th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 28th (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass

THANK YOU- THANK YOU- THANK YOU
Sr. Jean from Joseph`s Corner free Counselling Service, thanks Fr. Pius, and you, the Parish of St. Peters, for supporting the bric a brac stall last weekend. It was very successful and raised much needed funds of $1,162. 00 in total. Also a big thank you to all who have been kindly knitting, etc. to help stock the stall ,and our shop in Yarraville.  God Bless You All.

St. Peters Ladies Aux. thank all who purchased muffins from the stall on the w/end of 29/30th April. We hope you enjoyed them. We made $348.00. This helps us to pay for flowers at Christmas and Easter, light lunches we provide when for the Anointing masses and other things around the parish.

PARISH OFFICE
The Parish Secretary will be away from 29 May to 9 June incl.  During this time, the parish office will be manned by volunteers.  To assist us during this two week period, we request that any notices and names for the sick list and death anniversaries be forwarded to the parish office by 3:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the weekend. We thank you for your understanding.

ROSTERS FOR LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS for June, July & August are available for collection in the hall from this weekend.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Noemi Salvador, Menzju Zerafa, Rosa Scrofani, Trease Secquera, Orazio Baffi Anna-Marie Medel, Victoria Sapiano, Molly Wilson, Glenis Mumford, Marija Husar and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Jose Baltero, Amador Legaspi, Flor Golaw, Mary Noronha, Mercia De Alwis, Theo McCluskey, Carmela Said, Rita Saragozza, Dolores Portelli, Beatrice Thomas, Carmela Pace, Jovana Grech, Rosina Cassar, Irene Stanley, Gina Portelli, Angolina Zerafa, Adeadatu Zerafa, Carmel Said, Tanya Pace and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Trevor Rush, Jamilton Dabu, Bennie Manninen, Louis Farrugia, Lisa Hassan, Rose Farrugia and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS


Money Counters 21 May 17

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

Readers – 20/21 May 17

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 20/21 May 17

  6:00pm E. Mills / J. Poppen / M. Nelthropp / H. Durski
  8:30am Karen F. / G. Sharman / K. English /Volunteer
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / 2 X Volunteers

Music Ministry 20/21 May 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS


GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY, 7 MAY
This weekend 6/7 May, we welcome Huy Nguyen from Corpus Christi College to our parish for Good Shepherd Sunday. He will give a reflection on vocations and his own experiences at the Masses over the weekend. Please pray for him and for men studying at the seminary and for vocations from our parish.

ROSARY DURING THE MONTH OF MAY
During the month of May, Rosary will be recited at 6:30pm in church every day from Monday to Friday and after the evening Mass on Saturday and Sunday. All parishioners are invited to join us.

BRIC-A-BRAC STALL
On the weekend of 6/7 May there will be a Bric-A-Brac Stall to support the Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service. Many items on sale including Knitted Knee Blankets, Scarves, Beanies and much more. We thank you very much for your support.

MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May. Could we please request volunteers to assist with these counts. The count is also required to be taken at the Filipino, Polish and Spanish masses for the first four weekends in May.

menALIVE
Only two weeks. Must register now. Don't miss out n the menALIVE weekend retreat, a one-off event, being hosted by St. James the Apostle Parish in the Paulist Centre May 20-21. It will be a lifegiving, faith developing experience that has the potential to change your life.

Pick up a brochure from the back of the church or register on line www.menalive.org.au. For further details and/or enquiries please contact Peter O'Toole on 0410 330 864, or the St. James Parish Office on 9748 6800.

COMMUNION TO THE SICK MINISTERS are urgently needed for our Sunday rounds. If you are able to assist, please contact Bernadette Farrugia on 041 555 7864 or email benna.f@bigpond.com.

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPARITIONS OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
May 13 is the Centenary of the First Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. Pope Francis will canonise two of the Visionaries, Bl. Francisco and Bl. Jacinta Marto at Fatima that day. The Carpenters Shop invites male & female parishioners to join them in the Community Centre that morning at 7:45am to venerate Our Lady. A statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be carried in procession at 8:30am to the side chapel in the church where it will be available for veneration until 10:30am. If you wish to join us for breakfast at 7:20am, ring Les on  0401 541 666 or email Les at bevlesj@yahoo.com.au. Numbers may be limited for the breakfast so contact Les early.

To mark this special occasion our Parish will make the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima available for veneration in the side Chapel, on the 13th of every month, commencing Saturday 13th May, the first apparition, until October, the last apparition. Kindly check the flyer on hall notice board for timetable. Pope Francis has declared a Special Indulgence for those venerating the Statue on these special days. The conditions for the Indulgence is set out on the notice next to the flyer in the hall.

BIBLE STUDY CLASS
Bible Study continues Monday May 8th from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch 7. All are welcome. Experience God’s Word in a different and interactive way. Enquiries call Royden on 0426071375.

PIETY STORE
Volunteers needed to help on the Piety Store after the 6:00pm Saturday Mass and after the 10:30 am and 5:00pm Sunday Masses. Contact Bev on 97492388.

PETER’S SCHOOL WALKATHON
This year the school is raising funds for outdoor furniture and equipment for the students.  Fr. Pius will be joining the students in their Annual Walkathon on 15th May and we are requesting parishioners to support this fundraiser by sponsoring Fr. Pius.  Sponsorship envelopes are available at the back of the church and in the hall. We thank you for your support.

MOTHER'S DAY – SUNDAY 14TH MAY
A special blessing will be given to mothers at all the weekend Masses

SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES
Parishioners, please note the following dates for children from St. Peter’s who will receive their First Holy Communion.  Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these masses.

May 13th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 14th (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass
May 20th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 21st (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass
May 27th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 28th (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass

PREP ENROLMENT 2018
Interviews are on for Prep Enrolment 2018.  For further information please contact the school office on 9749 1055.

MOBILE PHONES
Out of respect for the sacredness of the Blessed Sacrament and Mass, parishioners are kindly requested to remember to turn off their mobile phones when they enter church. Thank you.

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

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Anna-Marie Medel, Victoria Sapiano, Molly Wilson, Glenis Mumford, Maria Husar and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Charlie and Ludgarda Caruana, Jesus Barrometro, Eardley Beck, Melville Lawrence, Peter Pole Fernando, Carmen Miave, Patricia Marcelo, Felix Tanato, Tupai Nanai, Molly Golding, Mary Hartshorn, Margaret Smith, Neville Smith, Maria Tanudjaja, Naomi Salvador, Nelia Veluz, Lewis Vella and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Trevor Rush, Jamilton Dabu, Bennie Manninen, Louis Farrugia, Lisa Hassan, Rose Farrugia and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS


Money Counters 14 May 17

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 13/14 May 17

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am Les Jones
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Melani Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 13/14 May 17

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / J. Tramonana / P&S Albuquerque
  8:30am B. Jones / C. Coelho / S. Gomez / K. McLoughlin
10:30am Z. D’Mello / S. Colla / F. Caruana / S. DiB
  5:00pm J/D/A Etiennette / volunteer

Music Ministry 13/14 May 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The usual meeting of the Hoppers Crossing Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will be held next Tuesday, 2 May at 7:30pm in the Parish Community Centre. We would greatly appreciate a new Member to act as Minute-Taker/Typist for one hour each fortnight. Thank you. Leo Wandersmith , 9734 7978.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE & MUFFIN STALL
After all Masses this weekend, 29/30 April, the Ladies Auxiliary will have a muffin stall in conjunction with the Sausage Sizzle.

ROSARY DURING THE MONTH OF MAY
During the month of May, Rosary will be recited at 6:30pm in church every day from Monday to Friday and after the evening Mass on Saturday and Sunday. All parishioners are invited to join us.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES have resumed. Classes are held from 9:50am to 10:25am.  Any queries phone Bernice on 9749-2812.

BRIC-A-BRAC STALL
On the weekend of 6/7 May there will be a Bric-A-Brac Stall to support the Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service. Many items on sale including Knitted Knee Blankets, Scarves, Beanies and much more. We thank you very much for your support.

MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May. Could we please request volunteers to assist with these counts. The count is also required to be taken at the Filipino, Polish and Spanish masses for the first four weekends in May.

COMMUNION TO THE SICK MINISTERS are urgently needed for our Sunday rounds. If you are able to assist, please contact Bernadette Farrugia on 041 555 7864 or email benna.f@bigpond.com.

Only three weeks away.  Must register now. Don’t miss out on the menALIVE weekend retreat, a one-off event, being hosted by St. James the Apostle Parish in the Paulist Centre May 20-21.  It will be a lifegiving, faith developing experience that has the potential to change your life.

Pick up a brochure from the back of the church or register on line www.menalive.org.au. For further details and/or enquiries please contact Peter O’Toole on 0410 330 864, or the St James Parish Office on 9748 6800.

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY, 6/7 MAY
Next weekend 6/7 May, we welcome Huy Nguyen from Corpus Christi College to our parish for Good Shepherd Sunday. He will give a reflection on vocations and his own experiences at the Masses over the weekend. Please pray for him and for men studying at the seminary and for vocations from our parish.

PREP ENROLMENT 2018
Interviews are on for Prep Enrolment 2018.  For further information please contact the school office on 9749 1055.

MOTHER'S DAY – SUNDAY 14TH MAY
A special blessing will be given to mothers at all the weekend Masses

SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES
Parishioners, please note the following dates for children from St. Peter’s who will receive their First Holy Communion.  Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these masses.
May 13th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 14th (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass
May 20th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 21st (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass
May 27th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 28th (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPARITIONS OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
May 13 is the Centenary of the First Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. Pope Francis will canonise two of the Visionaries, Bl. Francisco and Bl. Jacinta Marto at Fatima that day. The Carpenters Shop invites male & female parishioners to join them in the Community Centre that morning at 7:45am to venerate Our Lady. A statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be carried in procession at 8:30am to the side chapel in the church where it will be available for veneration until 10:30am. If you wish to join us for breakfast at 7:20am, ring Les on  0401 541 666 or email Les at bevlesj@yahoo.com.au. Numbers may be limited for the breakfast so contact Les early.

To mark this special occasion our Parish will make the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima available for veneration in the side Chapel, on the 13th of every month, commencing Saturday 13th May, the first apparition, until October, the last apparition. Kindly check the flyer on hall notice board for timetable. Pope Francis has declared a Special Indulgence for those venerating the Statue on these special days. The conditions for the Indulgence is set out on the notice next to the flyer in the hall.

MOBILE PHONES
Out of respect for the sacredness of the Blessed Sacrament and Mass, parishioners are kindly requested to remember to turn off their mobile phones when they enter church. Thank you.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Molly Wilson, Leslie Fernandes, Horace Cutajar, Ezequel Francois and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Frank Desira, Patricia Marcelo, Teresa Colosimo, Grazielle Casabene, Annamma Mathew, Leon Gill, Alexander & Leonarda and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Bennie Manninen, Trevor Rush, Jamilton Dabu, Bennie Manninen and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 7 May 17

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / John Allen

Readers – 6/7 May 17

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Buxton Thomas
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 6/7 May 17

  6:00pm S. Martis /
  8:30am J. Thomas / R. Johnson / Karen F. / D. Hankins
10:30am N&R Golaw / E. Mills / V. Firman
  5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / G. Siccita / VOL

Music Ministry 6/7 May 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS

ANZAC DAY SERVICE
Tuesday 25th April. Mass at 8:30am including Ode & Last Post.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES resume again this weekend from 9:5 am to 10:25am.  Any queries phone Bernice on 9749-2812.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE & MUFFIN STALL
After all Masses next weekend, 29/30 April, the Ladies Auxiliary will have a muffin stall in conjunction with the Sausage Sizzle.  Volunteers are requested to assist with the Sausage Sizzle.

BRIC-A-BRAC STALL
On the weekend of 6/7 May there will be a Bric-A-Brac Stall to support the Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service. Many items on sale including Knitted Knee Blankets, Scarves, Beanies and much more. We thank you very much for your support.

BIBLE STUDY TOMORROW
Bible Study continues tomorrow (Monday) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Centre. All are welcome. We are at Luke Ch 6. Enquiries: Royden at 0426071375.

SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES
Parishioners, please note the following dates for children from St. Peter’s who will receive their First Holy Communion.  Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these masses.
May 13th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 14th (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass
May 20th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 21st (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass
May 27th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 28th (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass

MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May. Could we please request volunteers to assist with these counts. The count is also required to be taken at the Filipino, Polish and Spanish masses for the first four weekends in May.

ST MARY’S WILLIAMSTOWN CELEBRATES 175 YEARS
St Mary's Primary School at 118 Cecil Street, Williamstown is celebrating 175 years of continuous Catholic education. Founded in 1842, St Mary's Primary has been identified as the oldest continuously operating Catholic school in Victoria, creating a proud history which includes a direct association with the Sisters of St Joseph from 1900 to 1999.  The strong link between parish, school and community continues today. Three events will celebrate St Mary’s special anniversary: Friday 19 May, the celebration ball at 6:00pm; Sunday 21 May, Thanksgiving Mass at 10:30am followed by luncheon and open school; and Saturday 19 August, staff reunion from 12pm.  For more details call 9397 7926.

PREP ENROLMENT 2018
Interviews are on for Prep Enrolment 2018.  For further information please contact the school office on 9749 1055.

MOTHER'S DAY – SUNDAY 14TH MAY
A special blessing will be given to mothers at all the weekend Masses

KIMBERLEY CATHOLIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE
URGENTLY WANTED:  VOLUNTEER WORKERS for Balgo Parish
The Diocese of Broome, WA, requires volunteers to assist with the work of the local Church on Aboriginal Missions. We are currently seeking a couple in Balgo to assist the Priest in the running of the Parish.  There are several other roles in the Kimberley for single people or couples also available. Placements are preferred for a period of 6 months. For further details, and an application form, please contact:
Volunteer Coordinator Anneliese Rohr: 08 9192 1060
Email: volunteers@broomediocese.org
Web: www.broomediocese.org
Mail:  PO Box 76, BROOME  WA  6725

FOOD, FAMILY AND FAITH: AN AFTERNOON WITH FR LEO PATALINGHUG
Saturday 29 April, 3:00pm–5:45pm, followed by vigil Mass at 6:00pm in St Brigid’s Church, St Brigid’s Parish Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy.
Come and be inspired with more creative ways to feed your family’s soul as well as their stomach. Fr. Leo is a talented Chef and Catholic priest. His ‘Grace Before Meals’ Ministry brings together a love of fine food with the importance of family meals and celebrating our faith. Along with a demonstration and presentation by Fr. Leo, the afternoon will provide an opportunity to sample his food and that of some of Melbourne’s Catholic migrant communities. Due to limited seating, bookings are essential.
Cost: $10. Children under 18 free.
Details: Life, Marriage and Family office on 9287 5587 or lmf@cam.org.au Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=265841.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Anna-Marie Medel, Alice Quinless, Victoria Sapiano, Allan Vincent and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Joseph, Anthony Borg and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Bennie Manninen, Trevor Rush, Jamilton Dabu and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 30 April 17

B. Coghlan / K. McLoughlin / J. Leeson / F. Thomas

Readers – 29/30 April 17

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 29/30 April 17

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / Josie T. / H. Durski / Sharon A.
  8:30am C. Coelho / L&B Jones / K. English
10:30am S. Sipilliao / C. Morcom / N. Costa / Vanina IDA
  5:00pm S. SImangan / D&J Etiennette / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry 29/30 April 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS


SHEPHERDS OF CHRIST CHOIR
We welcome another new choir in our parish - Shepherds of Christ Choir, who will be singing at the 5:00pm Mass every second Sunday of each month and at other Masses as and when their help is required. We thank them and pray many blessings for their new ministry.

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA will start after the Good Friday service. Please check Lenten Timetable in bulletin for Divine Mercy novena times.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Maxwell Poppen, Judith & Sebastian D'Cruz, Afra & Isidonio Fernandes, Lorna Anderson, Alex de Borja, Elena de la Cruz, Antonio Grisancich, Vincent Lobo, Irene Lobo, Juliet Lobo, Sister Anacleta, Reynaldo Natividad, Salvador Perez, Sam Sultana, Terry McGovern, Nick Adamo, Antonio Failla and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Trevor Rush, Jamilton Dabu and all who are ill in our Parish.


READINGS
FOR EASTER TRIDUUM

HOLY THURSDAY
1st Reading - Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14
Resp. Psalm - Ps 115:12-13, 15-18, R:cf 1 Cor 10:16
2nd Reading - 1 Cor 11:23-26
Gospel Acclamation - Jn13:34
Gospel - Jn 13:1-15

GOOD FRIDAY
1st Reading - Is 52:13-53:12
Resp. Psalm - Ps 30:2,6,12-13,15-17,25, R. Lk 23:46
2nd Reading - Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel Acclamation - Phil 2:8-9
Gospel - Jn 18:1-19:42

EASTER VIGIL
1st Reading - Gen.1:1-2:2
Resp Psalm - Ps103,1-2,5-6,10,12-14,24,35.R.cf.v.30
2nd Reading - Gen. 22:1-18
Resp. Psalm - Ps 15:5,8-11,R.v.1
3rd Reading - Ex 14:15-15:1
Canticle - Ex 15:1-6,17-18.R.v.1.

EASTER SUNDAY
1st Reading - Acts 10:34,37-43
Resp. Psalm - Ps 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23, R.v.24
2nd Reading - Col 3:1-4
Gospel Acclamation - 1 Cor 5:7-8
Gospel - Jn 20:1-9

LENTEN/EASTER TIMETABLE

HOLY THURSDAY, 13 APRIL
7:30pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper

GOOD FRIDAY, 14 APRIL
10:00am - Stations of the Cross
3:00pm - Celebration of the Lord's Passion followed by Divine Mercy Novena

HOLY SATURDAY, 15 APRIL
9:15am - Divine Mercy Novena only - no Mass

EASTER VIGIL, 15 APRIL
7:30pm - Easter Vigil Mass

EASTER SUNDAY, 16 APRIL
8:30am – Mass
10:30am - Mass and Divine Mercy Novena
NO 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY

MONDAY 17 APRIL to FRIDAY 21 APRIL
8:30am - Mass & Divine Mercy Novena

SATURDAY 22 APRIL
9:15am – Mass & Divine Mercy Novena

DIVINE MERCY FEAST, SUNDAY, 23 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am - Sunday Masses
2:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet, Reconciliation and Adoration
followed by Mass at 3:00pm
5:00pm - Sunday Mass

CONFESSIONS
9:15am - Every Saturday
7:00pm - Every Wednesday

ROSTERS

Easter Sunday Money Counters 16 April 17

B. Coghlan/Kevin McL/J. Leeson/F. Thomas/C. D’Souza

Easter Sunday Readers – 15/16 April 17

  7:30pm Davy F. / L. Vasquez / M. Nahfahu / Bernice S.
  8:30am Dominic Hankins
10:30am Wilfred D’Cruz
  5:00pm NO MASS

Easter Sunday Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 15/16 April 17

  7:30pm Bernadette / Maria / Elaine / Jeffrey /Stanley / Les
  8:30am Ellen / Celine / Rayleen /Halina / Kevin McL/Karen
10:30am Nina / Grace / Vicki / Evelyn / Kath / Sally
  5:00pm NO MASS

Easter Sunday Music Ministry 15/16 April 17

  7:30pm Easter Choir
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm NO MASS