WHILE FR. PIUS IS AWAY
Please check the doors for Mass/Communion Service times while Fr. Pius is away until 9 December.
Can we also request that Mass offering envelopes are dropped in the box near the sacristy or handed in to the parish office by 12 noon on the Thursday if names are to be included in the bulletin and mentioned during Mass on the weekend. If names are not required to be printed in the bulletin or projected, please leave a note to specify this, otherwise the names will appear in the bulletin and on the screen.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH
|Every Sunday||Youth & Young Adults Group 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Come and join the Brothers & Sisters of Two Hearts as they help you grow in your faith journey with prayer, fun, games, music and pizza.|
|26/27 Nov||1st Sunday of Advent Year A|
|10 Dec||Healing Mass, 2:30 pm instead of 3rd December.|
CHRISTMAS goods are now available: Nativity sets, Ornaments, etc. Columban Calendars ($9), Divine Mercy Calendars ($9) and Pocket Calendars ($8). Religious Christmas Cards ($3 pkt of 8 cards), Polish and Vietnamese ($2.50 pkt).
Every year the St. Peter's Conference of St Vincent de Paul distribute about 100 hampers to struggling families in our area. Please take a tag from the tree and return your food item/s by 10/11 December. Please return the tags with your food donation so we can use them next year. Thank you for your generosity. Any enquiries to 0401 541 666.
CLOSING OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY
This weekend marks the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. On 8th December last year, Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St Peter's Basilica, inviting the Church throughout the world to journey through a special time of celebration, reflection and spiritual growth. Pope Francis stated: "How much I desire that the year to come will be steeped in mercy, so we can go out to every man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God! May the balm of mercy reach everyone, both believers and those far away, as a sign that the kingdom of God is already present in our midst!"
We have been called and graced to become more effective signs of God's mercy in the world. We offer this mass in thanksgiving, for all this year has been for those within and beyond the universal church and we pray that the face of mercy continues to characterise the life of this community.
ROSTERS for Piety Store, Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers and Communion to the Sick for December, January and February are now available in the Hall. Please collect your copies as soon as possible. Thanks.
WELCOMING COMMITTEE NOTICES
- There will be a sausage sizzle after all masses on the weekend of 26/27 November.
- Christmas raffle tickets will be on sale after all masses starting this weekend 19/20 November and continuing into December.
We thank you for your support.
The Brothers and Sisters of the Alliance of the Two Hearts in collaboration with our parish of St. Peters are calling all youth aged 12-30 to attend FIAT, a 4-day Marian Eucharistic Youth congress from January 19 - 22, 2017 at Encore Events Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing. 100 years ago Our Lady appeared to 3 children in Fatima and gave them a special message that would prove to be relevant to today’s youth. Come along to a jam-packed event filled with games, workshops, talks by guest speakers, performances and of course prayer as we discover the beauty of her message. To register: Contact the OATH brothers on 0433 093 833. Early bird fee is only $49 before 31 December. Hope to see you there. God Bless!
DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 16
This will be the 21st year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact Josephine at the parish office on 9749 4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be one of the sponsors for breakfast, please put your name down on sheets that are available in the foyer. You can choose a day to suit you from 16th to 24th December. Thank you.
AFTERNOON TEA, 18 DECEMBER 2016
Christmas brings us the Good News of ‘Emmanuel – God is with us’; reminding us of the presence of Christ in every moment of our lives. For the elderly of our parish, our parish group members of Mater Dolorosa Choir and a few other volunteers have decided to bring Christmas Cheer and help them experience this ever present love and peace of Christ by organising an Afternoon Tea in our Church Hall on Sunday 18 December from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Since this was planned later in the year and for want of space, they are forced to keep the numbers restricted to 100. For this reason, they can only accommodate the first 100 who respond to the invitation. Please call the parish office on 9749 4300 or email email@example.com Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3:00pm if you would like to attend.
There will be a special collection this weekend, for Mr. Michael McGrath who will be retiring after 18 years of dedicated service to our St Peters community as Principal of our school. We will farewell Mr McGrath in December this year, details will be in the bulletin closer to the date.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL
|14th Dec||Year 6 Last Day – Dismissal 4:30pm from hall|
|15th Dec||Prep – Year 4 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm|
|16th Dec||Year 5 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm|
We pray for Maureen Cooney, John Henwood, Rita Douglas, Qb Ucab and all who died recently.
We pray for Nieves Mozo, Alberto Carlon, Luigi D’Angelo, Franco Stroscio, Isidro Gliane, Ernesto Gliane, Kevin Eastmure, Teresita Magbitang, Edward Palmer, Eduardo Cahoy Sr., Annie & Livino Coutinho and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Bernie Poppen, Dominic D’Lima, Liam Parr, Veronica Gomes, George Gilhooly, John Walsh, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Cynthia Middleton, Robert Harper, Diane Cameron, Trevor Rush, Vin Beasely, Milton Roberts and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 27 Nov 16
|Royden D’Souza / Paul Mulquiney / Aloisio Sipiliano|
Readers – 26/27 Nov 16
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 26/27 Nov 16
|6:00pm||S. D’ Silva / J. Tramontana / A&J White|
|8:30am||KSC Minister / K McLoughlin / L Jones / VOL|
|10:30am||E. Mills / M&Z D’Mello / S. DiBenedetto|
|5:00pm||I. Simangan / S. Joseph / D. Etiennette / VOL|
Music Ministry – 26/27 Nov 16
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|