Stewardship renewal will take place at the end of June. New envelopes are available for collection from the hall after all masses this weekend, please remember to collect yours. For any queries relating to the stewardship renewal please contact Josephine at the parish office via email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call 9749 4300.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH
|26th June||10:30am Special Mass celebration for St. Peter’s Feast Day|
ST.PETER'S FEAST DAY SUNDAY 26TH JUNE 10.30AM
We invite all Parishioners to attend our annual St. Peter's Feast Day Mass on Sunday 26th June at 10:30am. Could all Parish Group Leaders arrange for their banners to be processed in Church at the start of Mass. We request that all banner carriers be in the hall with their group banners by 10:15am ready to process into Church for start of Mass. We also request that everyone bring a plate of finger food to be shared in the hall after Mass.
CALL TO PRAY FOR THE FAMILY DURING THE FEDERAL ELECTION - 1 JULY
The National Association of Catholic Families invites you to join them in a day of prayer for the family on Friday 1 July 2016, the day before the Federal Election. They suggest the celebration of Mass, a Holy Hour, praying of the Rosary and other prayers of the Church to focus our attention on the gift and dignity of family life. Parishes, prayer groups and communities are encouraged allocate 1 July 2016 as a day of recollection and to gather in a spirit of prayer.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – VINNIES WINTER APPEAL
Next weekend (July 2/3) 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.
Last year the 13 Active Members of the Hoppers Crossing Conference made 862 Visits to homes and distributed over $73,000 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.
Leo Wandersmith (President)
THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR BLESSED LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
A little bit of information on the brown Scapulars which were so kindly distributed by the Brothers and Sisters of Two Hearts at all masses last weekend.
Since the Scapular is a sign of total consecration to Mary, it should be a constant reminder to clothe ourselves with her virtues, to radiate her grace and beauty in our daily lives and to live in humble submission to God’s will.
Mary lived to serve her Divine Son. The Scapular should remind us to rise up, go in haste and be always about Our Father’s business. She still lives to serve and we ought to be with her. Our constant prayer to her should be: USE ME TODAY. And as Pius XII, the great Lover of the Scapular writes, “Certainly the most gentle Mother will not delay to open, as soon as possible, the gates of heaven for her children.”
ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY MASS
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th–70th wedding anniversary this year? The Life, Marriage & Family Office invite you and your families to join us at the Annual Anniversary Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 31 July at 11:00am by Archbishop Denis Hart. Couples who register will receive commemorative certificates and packs. To register call 9287 5587 or visit Lmf@cam.org.au, www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily. Registrations close Friday 15 July.
The Fundraising Committee will hold a Sausage Sizzle after all masses on the weekend of 2/3 August. Volunteers are requested for the Sunday morning and Sunday night masses.
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR JUNE
Universal: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find – even within the huge cities of the world – opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.
REFLECTION FOR , 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather serve one another through love.” Galatians 5:13
We like to celebrate the fact that we are free to “live the good life.” But Jesus calls us to a different kind of freedom. St. Paul reminds us that Jesus sets us free so that we can serve one another, share our gifts and promote God’s work here on earth to glorify His name and not honor ourselves.
IN PRAISE OF MERCY: REFLECTION MORNING WITH MGR TOMÁŠ HALÍK
Saturday 9 July, 10am–12pm - Divine Mercy Shrine, 337-343 Greens Road, Keysborough
Come and visit one of Melbourne’s shrines of mercy and spend some time in prayer and thanksgiving. Mgr Tomáš Halík will be leading us in a Holy Hour and celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Mgr Halík is a celebrated author, academic and winner of the 2014 Templeton Prize, which recognises those who have made exceptional contributions to affirming life’s spiritual dimension. He is Professor at Charles University, parish priest of the Academic Parish in Prague, and president of the Czech Christian Academy. All welcome!
Details and RSVP: Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9926 5761.
We pray for Dorothy Prathapasinghe, Hosie D’Souza, Flora Hermit, Sam Morrison, Ted Shearson, Peter Rogan, Teresamma Chinnabattuni and all who died recently.
We pray for Araceli (Sally) Dela-Pena, Alexander & Leonarda, Antonietta DeQuattro, Bridget Keating, Maria Malovrh and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Frank Johnson, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Bienvenido Are, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence, Lucy Zanatta, Lynne Worsley, Maria Failla, Trevor Rush, Rosalita Rances, Dominic D’Lima, Joan Shearson and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters 3 July 16
|Greg & Maureen Moynahan / Peter Francis|
Readers – 2/3 July 16
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 2/3 July 16
|6:00pm||Josie T. / B. Farrugia / S. D’Silva / E. Dalton|
|8:30am||L&B Jones / C. Coelho / K. Fernandes|
|10:30am||C. Morcom / N&R Golaw / E. Mills|
|5:00pm||A D’Souza / Lydia VS / G Siccita / E Behrouzi|
Music Ministry 2/3 July 16
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|