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

 

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
–        Project Compassion available in the church and hall. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
–        Stations of the Cross each Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
–        The Divine Mercy Novena will start after the Good Friday service.
–        Lenten Regulations from the Vicar General on noticeboards.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The next Meeting of the Hoppers Crossing Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society will be next Tuesday, 4th April, at 7:30pm in Community Centre.

CHILDREN SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM –SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sunday school is now in recess for the school holidays. We resume classes on Sunday 23rd April from 9:15am to 10:25am. Happy Easter to all. Thanks Bernice.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH 

Every Friday in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass, starting 3rd March.
Every Sunday 9:15am to 10:25am Sunday School. Enq. to Bernice on 9749-2812.
6 April 7:30pm Rite II Reconciliation at St. Peter’s Parish.


PASSION SUNDAY/EASTER CEREMONIES ROSTERS
These are now available in the Hall. You will note that for two masses on Passion Sunday Communion Ministers are needed. If you are able to assist at these masses please write your name in the Sign-On Book in the Hall. Thank you for your help

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL

18 Apr 17 Term 2 commences 8:45am


POPE’S INTENTION FOR APRIL
That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.

POPE’S TWEET
Let us remember our Christian brothers and sisters who are suffering persecution for their faith. May we be united with them. Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Jean Alain Riaca, Jake Craigie and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Philip Jones, Julie & Leigh Smith, Ellen Barnes, Janice Hartshorn, Angelo Piscopo, Antonia Buttigieg, Shirley Schaekers, Maria Tin, Kuriakose Palatty and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Bill Fairney, 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, Malcolm Harlow, Leo Mellawa, Rosemary Heenthenna, Mary Ann Perera, Rose Seguna, Maria Voudiotis, Sheila O'Brien, Lloyd Clayburn, Yvonne Clayton, Hyacinth Lawrence, Maureen Byrne, Victoria, Trevor Rush and all who are ill in our Parish.

LENTEN/EASTER TIMETABLE

RECONCILIATION RITE II
Thursday, 17 March, 7:30pm in Church

HOLY THURSDAY, 24 MARCH
7:30pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper

GOOD FRIDAY, 25 MARCH
10:00am - Stations of the Cross
3:00pm - Celebration of the Lord's Passion followed by Divine Mercy Novena

HOLY SATURDAY, 26 MARCH
9:15am - Divine Mercy Novena

EASTER VIGIL, 26 MARCH
7:30pm

EASTER SUNDAY, 27 MARCH
8:30am – Mass
10:30am - Mass and Divine Mercy Novena

NO 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY

Monday to Friday (28 Mar to 1 Apr)
8:30am - Mass & Divine Mercy Novena
Wednesday (30 Mar)  7:00pm - Mass & Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena, in addition to morning Mass

Saturday (2 Apr)
9:15am – Mass & Divine Mercy Novena

DIVINE MERCY FEAST, SUNDAY, 3 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am - Sunday Masses
2:00pm – Adoration
2:15 to 2:45pm - Confession available
3:00pm - Divine Mercy Feast Mass
5:00pm - Sunday Mass

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

ROSTERS

Passion Sunday Money Counters 9 April 17

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / John Allen

Passion Sunday Readers – 8/9 April 17

  6:00pm Davy F. / Dcn. Charles / Fr. Pius / J. Poppen
  8:30am Rosemary H. / Dcn. Charles / Fr. Pius / Kevin McL
10:30am G. Siccita / Dcn. Charles / Fr. Pius / W. D’Cruz
  5:00pm G. Sharman / Dcn. Charles / F. Pius / Buxton T.

Passion Sunday Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 8/9 April 17

  6:00pm Bernadette / Josie / Maria / Elaine / Stanley / Michelle
  8:30am Karen / Celine / Halina /  Les / 2 X VOLUNTEERS
10:30am Nina C./Carol M./Maria N./Sally DiB/M&Z D’Mello
  5:00pm Ellen B. / Connie S. / J. Thomas / 3 X VOLS.

Passion Sunday Music Ministry 8/9 April 17

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm KNK

 


PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
–        Project Compassion goes until 15th April 2017. Envelopes and Boxes are available in the church and hall. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
–        Stations of the Cross each Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
–        The Divine Mercy Novena will start after the Good Friday service.
–        Lenten Regulations from the Vicar General have been placed on the noticeboards.

GOLD ANNIVERSARY WISHES
Dear Bill & Rosemary, we Praise God for the Sacrament of Marriage and for blessing you both with fifty wonderful years of love and joy. May Christ’s light continue to shine in your lives on this Golden Anniversary and the years to come.  We pray that our Good Lord will shower His abundant blessings on you both now and always.

BIBLE STUDY CLASS
Bible Study continues this Monday, March 27 in the community centre from 7:00 to 9:00pm. We are currently close to Luke Ch. 2. All are welcome.

SPECIAL BLESSING
There will be a special blessing for pregnant mothers and their babies at all masses this weekend.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

Every Friday in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass, starting 3rd March.
Every Sunday 9:15am to 10:25am Sunday School. Enq. to Bernice on 9749-2812.
25/26 March Blessing for Pregnant Mothers and their babies all weekend Masses.
6 April 7:30pm Rite II Reconciliation at St. Peter’s Parish.


PASSION SUNDAY/EASTER CEREMONIES ROSTERS
These are now available in the Hall. You will note that for two masses on Passion Sunday Communion Ministers are needed. If you are able to assist at these masses please write your name in the Sign-On Book in the Hall. Thank you for your help

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL

27 Mar 17 2018 Prep Enrolment Information Session, 7:00pm in School
31 Mar 17 Last Day Term 1. School finishes 1:00pm
18 Apr 17 Term 2 commences 8:45am


ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL – 2018 PREP ENROLMENTS
A reminder that an Information Session will be held at St. Peter Apostle School at 7:00pm on Monday, 27th March 2017 for parents interested in enrolling their children at St. Peter Apostle School in 2018.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Vic Pagunsan, John Stewart, Sophie Fernandes, Loretta Fernando and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Geoff Dalton, Margaret Eastmure, Connie Portelli, Lino & Citas Marcelo, Josefina Sudiacaz, Fr. Edward D'Souza, Gregorio, Avelina, Vicente, Antonia Gestopa, Roderick Canete, John Cassar, Gilbert Dayao, Fr Ave Maria D'Sa, Jafed Delos Reyes, Rita & Pietro Saragozza and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Bill Fairney, 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, Malcolm Harlow, Leo Mellawa, Rosemary Heenthenna, Mary Ann Perera, Rose Seguna, Maria Voudiotis, Sheila O'Brien, Lloyd Clayburn, Yvonne Clayton, Hyacinth Lawrence, Maureen Byrne, Victoria and all who are ill in our Parish.

LENTEN/EASTER TIMETABLE

RECONCILIATION RITE II, 6 APRIL 7:30pm at St. Peter’s Church

PALM SUNDAY, 9 APRIL
6:00pm - Palm Sunday Vigil Mass
Normal Sunday Masses at 8:30am, 10:30am with procession of palms and 5:00pm

HOLY THURSDAY, 13 APRIL
7:30pm - Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Adoration following Mass until midnight

GOOD FRIDAY, 14 APRIL
10:00am - Stations of the Cross
3:00pm - Celebration of the Lord’s Passion & 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
N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY

Monday 17 April to Friday 21 April
  8:30am – Mass & Divine Mercy Novena

Saturday 22 April 2017
9:15am – Mass & Divine Mercy Novena

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

CONFESSIONS
9:45am - Every Saturday
7:30pm - Every Wednesday

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 2 Apr 17

R. D’Souza / P. Mulquiney /A. Sipiliano / P. Francis / P. Albuquerque

Readers – 1/2 Apr 17

  6:00pm Agnes D’Lima
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 1/2 Apr 17

  6:00pm S. Martis / J. Poppen / H. Durski / TBA
  8:30am Karen  F./G. Sharman/C. Coelho/R. Johnson
10:30am Vanina IDA / S. Sipilliano / N&R Golaw
  5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / J&D Etiennette

Music Ministry – 1/2 Apr 17

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

 

 


PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
–       Stations of the Cross each Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
–       The Divine Mercy Novena will start after the Good Friday service.
–       Lenten Regulations from the Vicar General have been placed on the noticeboards.
–       Project Compassion goes until 15th April 2017. Envelopes and Boxes area available in the church and hall. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

BIBLE STUDY
A reminder that Bible Study classes will commence at St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish from this Monday 13th March 2017, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Centre. Classes will be held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. We will be starting with the Gospel of St. Luke and moving to The Acts. The class will be conducted by Royden D’Souza who is currently forming to be a Permanent Deacon. All are welcome. Bring your Bibles and come to experience an interactive study of the Bible. Queries call Royden on 0426 071 375.

WELCOMING GROUP
The Welcoming Group is pleased to announce that they will have a welcome cuppa for Parishioners
–      After the 8:30am Mass every 2nd and 3rd Sunday
–      After the 10:30am Mass every 3rd Sunday
They are looking for volunteers to join them so they can cover the morning Masses every Sunday.  If you would like to join the group, please contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300.

CHILDRENS SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM –SUNDAY SCHOOL
Classes have begun and are held on Sundays from 9:15am to 10:25am. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

ROSTERS FOR LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS for the Lenten/Easter period will be available shortly.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

Every Friday in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass, starting 3rd March.
13 Mar 2017 Bible studies commence. Held every 2nd and 4th Monday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Centre
21 March 11:00am Anointing/Healing Mass for the Sick followed by a light luncheon.
25/26 March Blessing for Pregnant Mothers and their babies all weekend Masses.
6 April 7:30pm Rite II Reconciliation at St. Peter’s Parish.


IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL

27 Mar 17 2018 Prep Enrolment Information Session, 7:00pm in School
31 Mar 17 Last Day Term 1. School finishes 1:00pm
18 Apr 17 Term 2 commences 8:45am


ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL – 2018 PREP ENROLMENTS
An Information Session will be held at St. Peter Apostle School at 7:00pm on Monday, 27th March 2017 for parents interested in enrolling their children at St. Peter Apostle School in 2018. It would be appreciated if children do not attend this meeting due to limited space. During the meeting, parents will have the opportunity to make an appointment for their Enrolment Interview in Term 2.

HELPING YOUNG MEN OF MELBOURNE TO DISCERN THEIR VOCATION
There will be third collection next weekend (March 18/19) at all masses to support Catholic Vocations Melbourne who are sponsoring 12 youth of Melbourne the opportunity to walk the ancient pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago to the tomb of St James the Apostle to step out of their ordinary lives and to dedicate some time to discern their vocation whilst undergoing this pilgrimage. We are asked to donate generously to this worthy cause that can result in increased vocations to the priesthood in Melbourne. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

THE POPE'S INTENTION FOR MARCH
That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
Are you buying Slavery-free Easter Chocolate? The International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) estimates that there are 1.5 million children working in the cocoa sector in West Africa.  Many of these children have been enslaved, or forced to work in exploitative conditions. If you buy chocolate featuring one of these three certification symbols you will know that production of the chocolate is okay.
ACTION: Tell at least 5 other people about slavery-free chocolate this week.

FATIMA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: ALL NATIONS MARIAN CENTRE, BACCHUS MARSH
Monday 13 March, 10am–6pm
Ta’ Pinu Shrine, 15 Flanagans Drive, Bacchus Marsh
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, and with the Pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima from Portugal present, this day will pay honour to Mary with a Rosary procession at 10am, confessions and Mass (of the Immaculate Heart) at 11am, prayers, talks and reflections from midday until 4pm, a via doloris walk at 4pm and a concluding Mass (of Mary at the Foot of the Cross) at 5pm.
Details: 5367 7006 or infotapinu@optusnet.com.au
Web:  http://www.tapinu-australia.org/

THE CATHOLIC GUY COMES TO WERRIBEE
Monday 27 – Friday 31 March, at 9.45am and 7.30pm St Andrew’s Church, 105 Greaves Street North, Werribee  This is an all-ages mission event to inspire you in your faith journey through stories, scripture, music, prayer and reflection, to be presented in morning and evening sessions by ‘The Catholic Guy’, renowned for his deeply powerful and often profoundly funny sessions. There are five evening sessions at 7.30, the first four repeated the following morning at 9.45.
Cost:  Free. Donations to defray costs welcome.
Details: Birgit on 9741 4144.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr. Thomas Sheeran, Audrey Michael and Morris Pritchard who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for the Raymond Linning, Vincent D’Souza, Victor Pereira, Josephine Catania, Joseph Vella, Mary Noronha, George Mangion, Adelina Micallef and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Kristian Romois, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Malcolm Harlow, Loretta Fernando, Leo Mellawa, Rosemary Heenthenna, Mary Ann Perera, Rose Seguna, Maria Voudiotis, Sheila O'Brien, Lloyd Clayburn, Yvonne Clayton and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 19 Mar 17

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

Readers – 18/19 Mar 17

  6:00pm Matthew Reuter
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 18/19 Mar 17

  6:00pm Davy F. / M. Nelthropp / S. Martis / Sharon A.
  8:30am K. Fernandes / C. Coelho / K. English / VOL
10:30am S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm D. Behrouzi / J&D Etiennette / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry – 18/19 Mar 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
–        Project Compassion goes until 15th April 2017. Envelopes and Boxes are available in the church and hall. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
–        Stations of the Cross each Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
–        The Divine Mercy Novena will start after the Good Friday service.
–        Lenten Regulations from the Vicar General have been placed on the noticeboards.

ROSTERS for PIETY STORE and COMMUNION TO THE SICK for March, April and May 2017 are now available for collection from the Hall.

ROSTERS FOR LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS for March, April and May can be collected from the Hall. The roster for Passion Sunday and Easter Ceremonies will be issued at a later date.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

Every Friday in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass, starting 3rd March.
13 Mar 2017 Bible studies commence. Held every 2nd and 4th Monday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Centre
21 March 11:00am Anointing/Healing Mass for the Sick followed by a light luncheon.
25/26 March Blessing for Pregnant Mothers and their babies all weekend Masses.
6 April 7:30pm Rite II of Reconciliation at St. Peter’s Parish.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL

27 Mar 17 2018 Prep Enrolment Information Session, 7:00pm in School
31 Mar 17 Last Day Term 1. School finishes 1:00pm
18 Apr 17 Term 2 commences 8:45am


ST. PETER APOSTLE SCHOOL – 2018 PREP ENROLMENTS
An Information Session will be held at St. Peter Apostle School at 7:00pm on Monday, 27th March 2017 for parents interested in enrolling their children at St. Peter Apostle School in 2018. It would be appreciated if children do not attend this meeting due to limited space. During the meeting, parents will have the opportunity to make an appointment for their Enrolment Interview in Term 2.

SUGGESTION BOX
Parishioners are requested to please provide a contact name and number for any suggestions placed in the Suggestion Box. This enables the parish to provide a response to the query/suggestion placed in the box.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The usual Meeting of the Hoppers Crossing Conference will be held next Tuesday 7th March at 7:30pm at St. Peter's Community Centre. New Volunteers most welcome.

BIBLE STUDY
We are pleased to announce that Bible Study classes will again commence at St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish. They will be held every second and fourth Monday with the first session on Monday 13th March, 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Centre. We will be starting with the Gospel of St. Luke and moving to The Acts. The class will be conducted by Royden D’Souza who is currently forming to be a Permanent Deacon. All are welcome. Bring your Bibles and come to experience an interactive study of the Bible. Queries call Royden on 0426 071 375.

CHILDREN SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM –SUNDAY SCHOOL
Classes have begun and are held on Sundays from 9:15am to 10:25am. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

NAMES FOR SICK LIST
Names are kept on our sick list for a month. If you would like to keep the person on the sick list, please re-submit names at the start of each month. Thank you.

THE POPE'S INTENTION FOR MARCH
That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

In 2015, Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
Cocoa is a key ingredient of chocolate. Much of the chocolate sold in Australia is made using cocoa beans picked by children, many of whom have been enslaved, or forced to work in exploitative conditions. To buy slavery-free Easter chocolate look for any of these three certification symbols on the wrappers: FAIRTRADE, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Merlin Gilhooly, Arturo Belardi, Corteza Diaz, Fr. Paul Maher PE and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for the Austin Gracias, Oscar Rego, Raymond Linning, Fr. Joe Briffa, Rosario Natanauan, Theresa Spiteri and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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


ROSTERS

 Money Counters – 12 Mar 17

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 11/12 Mar 17

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Maria Naufahu
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 11/12 Mar 17

  6:00pm Josie T. / B. Farrugia / J. Poppen / E. Mills
  8:30am S. Gomez R. Johnson / L. Jones / VOL
10:30am S. Colla / F. Caruana / N. Costa / V. Firman
  5:00pm S. Joseph / A&M Etiennette / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry – 11/12 Mar 17

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm KNK


PARISH NEWS

CHILDREN SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM –SUNDAY SCHOOL
Classes start this Sunday, 19th February from 9:15am to 10:25am. You will find us by following the arrows on the walls of the school buildings near the undercover car park. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

ROSTERS for PIETY STORE and COMMUNION TO THE SICK for March, April and May 2017 are now available for collection from the Hall.

ROSTERS FOR LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS for March, April and May can be collected from the Hall. The roster for Passion Sunday and Easter Ceremonies will be issued at a later date.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you can help with serving on the Piety Store once a month after your regular Mass, please contact Bev Jones on 9749-2388. Thank you.

BIBLE STUDY
We are pleased to announce that Bible Study classes will again commence at St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish. They will be held every second and fourth Monday with the first session on Monday 13th March, 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Centre. We will be starting with the Gospel of St. Luke and moving to The Acts. The class will be conducted by Royden D’Souza who is currently forming to be a Permanent Deacon. All are welcome. Bring your Bibles and come to experience an interactive study of the Bible. Queries call Royden on 0426 071 375.

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.
1 Mar 2017 Ash Wednesday. Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm, School Mass at 10:00am.
Every Friday in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass, starting 3rd March.
3-5 Mar 2017 Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Celebrations.
13 Mar 2017 Bible studies commence. Held every 2nd and 4th Monday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Centre
21 March 11:00am Anointing/Healing Mass for the Sick followed by a light luncheon.
25/26 March Blessing for Pregnant Mothers and their babies all weekend Masses.
6 April 7:30pm Rite II of Reconciliation at St. Peter’s Parish.


SPANISH MASS
Please note that there will be no Spanish Mass on the first Sunday in March (5th March) because of our celebrations for the centennial of Our Lady of Fatima.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL

22 Feb 17 No School for Prep and Year 1 Students only.
28 Feb 17 Family Pancake Night (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
31 Mar 17 Last Day Term 1. School finishes 1:00pm
18 Apr 17 Term 2 commences 8:45am

DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYER FOR REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS
The Archdiocese has advised that there will be a day of Fasting and Prayer for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.  Our Parish will hold this next weekend, 25/26 February.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA – CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS 3RD TO 5TH MARCH 2017
Our Parish is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima from Friday the 3rd of March through to Sunday the 5th of March to mark the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Portugal. This Statue is one of six which has been blessed by Pope Francis to travel the six continents. Please keep these dates free.

A petition box will be available over the three day visit for parishioners to place their petitions. Parishioners are also invited to bring a single rose on the last day (Sun 5th March) for the Rose Ceremony/Presentation after the 10:30am Mass. A flyer detailing the full program for the 3 days will be posted on the noticeboards next weekend.

THE CATHOLIC GUY AT ST ANDREW’S PARISH 27-31 MARCH 2017
Five Inspiring Sessions at St Andrew’s Parish from 27th March to 31st March, please check flyer in the hall for details.

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Very soon the students for the priesthood will recommence their studies at Corpus Christi College, our seminary in Carlton. It is anticipated that there will be eleven new students for the Melbourne Archdiocese this year. Please keep them in your prayers, and pray for more vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. Perhaps God is calling somebody from our parish or family.

POPE’S INTENTION FOR FEBRUARY 2017
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Nothing is impossible if we turn to God in prayer. We can all be builders of peace.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Sandra Nelthropp and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Gilbert Dayao, Luigi Viterbo, Carmel & Ludgarda Caruana, John Catania, Eardley Beck, Allan Platel and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Liam Parr, Veronica Gomes, Lynne Worsley, Luis Farrugia, Lisa Hassan, Fillipo Amore, Mary MCMinn, Kristian Romios, Greg O’Keeffe, Anthony Cooray, Janet Gill, Frank Fazio, Cheryl Bergola, Francis Lesoy, Dorothy Martin, Trevor Rush, Morris Pritchard and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 26 Feb 17

Bill Coghlan / Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson /

Francis Thomas

Readers – 25/26 Feb 17

  6:00pm Jennifer Reuter
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 25/26 Feb 17

  6:00pm E. Mills / E. Dalton / L&R Wandersmith
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / L. Jones / VOL
10:30am z. d’Mello / Sally DiB / V. Firman / N. Costa
  5:00pm S. Simangan / G Siccita / 2 X VOLUNTEERS

Music Ministry – 25/26 Feb 17

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION

  • Ash Wednesday, 1st March. Day of fast and abstinence. Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm, School Mass at 10:00am.
  • Project Compassion commences 1st March until 15th April 2017. Project Compassion Envelopes and Boxes will be available in the church and hall. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
  • Starting 3rd March, there will be Stations of the Cross each Friday at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
  • The Divine Mercy Novena will start after the Good Friday service.
  • Lenten Regulations from the Vicar General have been placed on the noticeboards.

ROSTERS for PIETY STORE and COMMUNION TO THE SICK for March, April and May 2017 are now available for collection from the Hall.

ROSTERS FOR LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS for March, April and May can be collected from the Hall. The roster for Passion Sunday and Easter Ceremonies will be issued at a later date.

BIBLE STUDY
We are pleased to announce that Bible Study classes will again commence at St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish. They will be held every second and fourth Monday with the first session on Monday 13th March, 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Centre. We will be starting with the Gospel of St. Luke and moving to The Acts. The class will be conducted by Royden D’Souza who is currently forming to be a Permanent Deacon. All are welcome. Bring your Bibles and come to experience an interactive study of the Bible. Queries call Royden on 0426 071 375.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

1 Mar 2017 Ash Wednesday. Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm, School Mass at 10:00am.
Every Friday in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass, starting 3rd March.
3-5 Mar 2017 Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Celebrations.
13 Mar 2017 Bible studies commence. Held every 2nd and 4th Monday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Centre
21 March 11:00am Anointing/Healing Mass for the Sick followed by a light luncheon.
25/26 March Blessing for Pregnant Mothers and their babies all weekend Masses.
6 April 7:30pm Rite II of Reconciliation at St. Peter’s Parish.

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL

28 Feb 17 Family Pancake Night (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
31 Mar 17 Last Day Term 1. School finishes 1:00pm
18 Apr 17 Term 2 commences 8:45am


SUGGESTION BOX
Parishioners are requested to please provide a contact name and number for any suggestions placed in the Suggestion Box. This enables the parish to provide a response to the query/suggestion placed in the box.

THEOLOGY AT THE PUB: YOUTH, VOCATION AND THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH
Monday 6 March. Dinner and drinks from 6.30pm. Talk commences at 7.30pm. European Bier Cafe, Level 1, 120 Exhibition Street, Melbourne Australia’s youngest bishop will reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing the young Church in Australia. Bishop Richard Umbers was born in New Zealand in 1971, studied in Rome and Spain, and was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney in 2016. Audience: 18 to 35-year-olds; priests and religious of all ages welcome. Details: www.facebook.com/tapmelb/

OUR LADY OF FATIMA – CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS 3RD TO 5TH MARCH 2017
Our Parish is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima from Friday the 3rd of March through to Sunday the 5th of March to mark the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Portugal. This Statue is one of six which has been blessed by Pope Francis to travel the six continents. Please keep these dates free.

A petition box will be available over the three day visit for parishioners to place their petitions.

Parishioners are also invited to bring a single rose, preferably long stemmed on the last day (Sun 5th March) for the Rose Ceremony (placing roses at Our Lady’s feet).  On all other days, you may bring flowers of your choice and place them in the vases provided.

For more information on the full program, please check the noticeboards in the hall and foyer.

SPANISH MASS
Please note that there will be no Spanish Mass on the first Sunday in March (5th March) because of our celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.

DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYER FOR REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS
The Archdiocese has advised that there will be a day of Fasting and Prayer for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.  Our Parish will hold it this weekend, 25/26 February.

CHILDREN SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM –SUNDAY SCHOOL
Classes have begun and are held on Sundays from 9:15am to 10:25am. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL: 50 YEARS COME CELEBRATE!
Mass St Patrick’s Cathedral 26 February 2017 at 2:00pm:  Archbishop Denis Hart will celebrate Mass at 2:00pm and launch the Jubilee Cross on Sunday the 26th February to begin its journey over Victoria. To celebrate the great gift of the Holy Spirit the Cross will be carried to 40 parishes in 40 weeks to show God’s love for ALL people.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Leli Zahra, Fr. Don Giovanni Tiralosi, Monica Soriano, Titus DeSilva and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for the Anthony Azzopardi, Nazzareno Fortuna, Derrick Gowe, Cutajar family, Ferlazzo family, Ervin Pitigala, Emmanuel Fernando, Vincent Fernando, Maria Carreon, Mariter Granada, Veronica Evans, P A Varghese, Rosario Adolfo Rosas and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Liam Parr, Veronica Gomes, Lynne Worsley, Luis Farrugia, Lisa Hassan, Fillipo Amore, Mary McMinn, Kristian Romios, Greg O’Keeffe, Anthony Cooray, Janet Gill, Frank Fazio, Cheryl Bergola, Francis Lesoy, Dorothy Martin, Trevor Rush, Morris Pritchard and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 5 Mar 17

R. D’Souza / P. Mulquiney / A. Sipiliano / P. Francis

Readers – 4/5 Mar 17

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am Josephine Thomas
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Lute Eliepa

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 4/5 Mar 17

  6:00pm H. Durski / A&J White / M. Maple
  8:30am B Thomas / Karen F / G Sharman / C Coelho
10:30am S. Sipilliano / N&R Golaw / S. DiBenedetto
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / C. Skinner / J&D Etiennette

Music Ministry – 4/5 Mar 17

  6:00pm Filiorum Dei
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm FilOz

 


PARISH NEWS

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Pope Francis has declared 8 Feb 2017 to be the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action against human trafficking. He chose this day because it is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of Sudan and victims of slavery. Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped as a child from Africa and sold into slavery in the Sudan and Italy before being freed and becoming a Canossian Sister. The United Nations estimates that today one in every three victims of trafficking is a child. Find out more about the campaign at http://acrath.org.au/world-day-of-prayer/

ROSTERS for PIETY STORE and COMMUNION TO THE SICK for March, April and May 2017 are now available in the Hall for collection.

ST. PETER’S PRAYER GROUP
Please note that there will be no prayer meeting on 18th Feb as it is the CCR Renewal day at Our Lady Help of Christians, 49 Nicholson St, East Brunswick. All are invited to attend the same from 9:30am to 4pm.  Mass at 11:00am.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you can help with serving on the Piety Store once a month after your regular Mass, please contact Bev Jones on 9749-2388. Thank you.

CHILDREN SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM –SUNDAY SCHOOL
Enrolment time and date for our Sacramental and Religious Education classes for Children attending Non Catholic Schools, is:  Sunday 12th February, 9:30am to 11:00am.  Classes start on 19th February from 9:15am to 10:25am.
If you have Children or Grandchildren whom you wish to receive Sacraments, please come and see us. You will find us by following the arrows on the walls of the school buildings near the undercover car park. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION
Availability Forms for Easter Ceremonies are in the Hall.  Please pick your copy and return the completed form at the earliest.  Ash Wednesday is on the 1st March.

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.
1 Mar 2017 Ash Wednesday
3-5 Mar 2017 Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Celebrations. More information to come.

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL

15 Feb 2017 &
22 Feb 2017
No School for Prep and Year 1 Students only.
28 Feb 2017 Family Pancake Night (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
31 Mar 2017 Last Day Term 1. School finishes 1:00pm
18 Apr 2017 Term 2 commences 8:45am

 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA – CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS
Our Parish is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima from Friday the 3rd of March through to Sunday the 5th of March to mark the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Portugal. This Statue is one of six which has been blessed by Pope Francis to travel the six continents. Please keep these dates free. Further information regarding special events planned in our Parish will be released in the coming weeks.

MACKILLOP COLLEGE ENROLMENTS FOR 2018 will close on 17th February 2017

THE CATHOLIC GUY AT ST ANDREW’S PARISH 27-31 MARCH 2017
Five Inspiring Sessions at St Andrew’s Parish from 27th March to 31st March, please check flyer in the hall for details.

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Very soon the students for the priesthood will recommence their studies at Corpus Christi College, our seminary in Carlton. It is anticipated that there will be eleven new students for the Melbourne Archdiocese this year. Please keep them in your prayers, and pray for more vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. Perhaps God is calling somebody from our parish or family.

POPE’S INTENTION FOR FEBRUARY 2017
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Nothing is impossible if we turn to God in prayer. We can all be builders of peace.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Elenterio Buni and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Betty Roberts, Jack & John Hartshorn, Kathleen & Chris McCormick, Brian Golding, Doris, Stanley & Pauline Harlow, Katalin Frank, Dennis Blythe, Pedro Angeles, Peter Cross, Gilbert Williams, John Vella Sr., Albert Gil Estrada, Max Fernandez and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Liam Parr, Veronica Gomes, Lynne Worsley, Luis Farrugia, Lisa Hassan, Fillipo Amore, Mary MCMinn, Kristian Romios, Greg O’Keeffe, Anthony Cooray, Janet Gill, Frank Fazio, Cheryl Bergola, Sandra Nelthropp, Francis Lesoy  and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS


Money Counters – 19 Feb 17

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

Readers – 18/19 Feb 17

  6:00pm S. D’Silva
  8:30am G. Sharman
10:30am S. Anthony
  5:00pm C. Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 18/19 Feb 17

  6:00pm Josie T. / Bernadette F. / Davy F. / Praful A.
  8:30am G. Siccita / C. Coelho / Karen F. / Volunteer
10:30am S Delos Reyos/L Ortega/E Mills / Vanina IDA
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / A. Etiennette / 2 X Volunteers

Music Ministry – 11/12 Feb 17

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

BAPTISM FORMATION
Baptism Formation meeting will be held on Monday 6th Feb at 7:00pm in church.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you can help with serving on the Piety Store once a month after your regular Mass, please contact Bev Jones on 9749-2388. Thank you.

PIETY STORE
Last chance to get your Columban Calendar.  Help the Missions and keep up to date with saints' feast days, etc. $9 each. Calendars must be sent back after the weekend of 4th/5th February. Only 11 left.

CHILDREN ENGAGING IN THE GOSPEL
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be starting again for the year on Sunday 5th February at the 10:30 mass. It is held every 2nd Sunday during the school term. Children are given the opportunity to come together to engage in the gospel of the Sunday at their level. We are currently in need of more helpers to assist in the running of Children’s Liturgy. No experience required and all material will be provided. The commitment is only 6-7 sessions a year. It is a requirement that you have a Working with Children’s Check. There is no fee in obtaining the Working with Children Check for volunteers in the parish. Contact Josephine at the parish office on 9749 4300 to apply for one. If you are interested please contact Ayesha on 0422685779.

VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The next Meeting of the Hoppers Crossing Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will be on next Tuesday night, the 7th February, at 7:30pm in the Parish Community Centre. We are in need of new Members available to go out on Visits on one day Tuesdays to Thursdays. If you can spare the time (1.5 - 2 hours each week), please feel welcome to come to a Meeting.

CHILDREN SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM –SUNDAY SCHOOL
Enrolment times and dates for our Sacramental and Religious Education classes for Children attending Non Catholic Schools, are:  Sunday 5th and 12th February, 9:30am to 11:00am.  Classes start on 19th February from 9:15am to 10:25am.
If you have Children or Grandchildren whom you wish to receive Sacraments, please come and see us. You will find us by following the arrows on the walls of the school buildings near the undercover car park. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

POPE’S INTENTION FOR FEBRUARY 2017
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Nothing is impossible if we turn to God in prayer. We can all be builders of peace.

READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION
Availability Forms for Easter Ceremonies are in the Hall.  Please pick your copy and return the completed form at the earliest.  Ash Wednesday is on the 1st March.

LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP DENIS HART
Please check the noticeboard for a letter from the Archbishop on the final hearing involving the Catholic Church at the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse.

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.
6 Feb 2017 Baptism Formation 7:00pm in church.
1 Mar 2017 Ash Wednesday
3-5 Mar 2017 Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Celebrations. More information to come.

 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA – CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS
Our Parish is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima from Friday the 3rd of March through to Sunday the 5th of March to mark the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Portugal. This Statue is one of six which has been blessed by Pope Francis to travel the six continents. Please keep these dates free. Further information regarding special events planned in our Parish will be released in the coming weeks.

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL: 50 YEARS COME CELEBRATE!
Mass St Patrick’s Cathedral 26 February 2017 at 2:00pm
Archbishop Denis Hart will celebrate Mass at 2:00pm and launch the Jubilee Cross on Sunday the 26th February to begin its journey over Victoria. To celebrate the great gift of the Holy Spirit the Cross will be carried to 40 parishes in 40 weeks to show God’s love for ALL people.

MACKILLOP COLLEGE ENROLMENTS FOR 2018 will close on 17th February 2017

THE "CATHOLIC GUY" AT ST ANDREW’S PARISH 27-31 MARCH 2017
Five Inspiring Sessions at St Andrew’s Parish from 27th March to 31st March, please check flyer in the hall for details.

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Very soon the students for the priesthood will recommence their studies at Corpus Christi College, our seminary in Carlton. It is anticipated that there will be eleven new students for the Melbourne Archdiocese this year. Please keep them in your prayers, and pray for more vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. Perhaps God is calling somebody from our parish or family.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Kevin Waters, Joshua Gano, Tessie Lawrence, Noel Lawrence, Mary Miller, Gilbert Williams, John Vella Sr., Albert Gil Estrada and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Anthony Cooray, Janet Gill, Frank Fazio, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Liam Parr, Veronica Gomes, Lynne Worsley, Luis Farrugia, Lisa Hassan, Fillipo Amore, Mary MCMinn, Kristian Romios, Greg O’Keeffe  and all who are ill in our Parish.


PARISH NEWS


RITE II RECONCILIATION FOR ADVENT
The parishes of St. Peter’s and St. James will hold a combined Rite II Reconciliation on Tuesday, 20th December at 7:30pm at St. James’ Parish, Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing.  All welcome.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
The parish office will be closed from Thursday 22nd December and will open on Monday 9th January. Bulletins for 1st, 8th and 15th January will be single sheets with mass readings.  Normal bulletins will resume from 22nd January, along with names for Death Anniversaries, Recently Deceased and Sick List.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY MASS AND CAROLS
We would like to encourage the Children of our Parish (who will be at the family Mass on Christmas Eve) to dress as Angels, Kings, Shepherds, etc. to join in our human Nativity Scene during the Carols. Children need to be at the Church at about 5:50pm if they are going to participate. For info, ring Bernice on 9749 2812.

SATURDAY – 24TH DEC No morning Mass or Confession

 

CHRISTMAS TIMETABLE
MASSES
16 Dec 5:00am 8:30am Dawn Mass Novena Weekday Mass
17 Dec 5:00am 9:15am 6:00pm Dawn Mass Novena Saturday Morning Mass Saturday Vigil Mass
18 Dec 5:00am 8:30am 10:30am 5:00pm Dawn Mass Novena Sunday Masses
19 – 20 Dec 5:00am 8:30am Dawn Mass Novena Weekday Mass
21 Dec 5:00am 8:30am 7:00pm Dawn Mass Novena Weekday Mass Wed Mass & Novena
22 Dec 5:00am 8:30am Dawn Mass Novena Weekday Mass
23 Dec 5:00am 8:30am Dawn Mass Novena Weekday Mass
24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena
24 Dec 9:15am NO MASS
24 Dec 6:00pm Carols
24 Dec 6:30pm Family Mass
24 Dec 9:00pm Carols
24 Dec 9:30pm Early Vigil Mass
24 Dec 11:30pm Carols followed by Midnight Mass
CHRISTMAS DAY

8:30, 10:30am

12:30pm

Carols before Mass

Spanish Mass

Christmas Day – No Evening Mass
31 Dec 9:15am 6:00pm Saturday Morning Mass Saturday Vigil Mass
1 Jan 8:30am 10:30am 5:00pm Sunday Masses
RECONCILIATION RITE II
20 Dec 7:30pm at St. James Parish
CONFESSIONS AT ST. PETER’S
21 Dec 7:30pm


FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Christmas raffle tickets are on sale after all weekend masses and will continue until just prior to Christmas. Thank you for your support.

PIETY STORE
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). Italian Cards have arrived: $1.50 per card.

HEALING MASS & BAPTISM FORMATION
There will be no Healing Mass or Baptism Formation meeting in January.  The next Healing Mass will be held on Saturday 4th February, 2:00pm to 4:30pm and the next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on Monday 6th Feb at 7:00pm in church.

YOUTH GROUP
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!

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rosalita Rances, Milagros Baltero, John McConnell, Leberad Carvalho and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Teofilo Libre Jr, Rose Libre, Belinda Miller, Salvatore Martelli, Henry Restall, Joe Bugeja, Melita Bugeja, Pat Foster, Tessie Craig, Most Rev Joseph Grech, Maria Consiglio, Charlie Restall White, Lorenza Garcia, Eufemio Mislang, Epifanio Delos Santos, Fr Manuel Delos Santos, William Slee, Wladyslawa Rakszewski, Anna Janczak, Basilio Angeles, Maria & Frank Cachia 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, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Cynthia Middleton, Diane Cameron, Trevor Rush, Vin Beasely, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Rodney Stevens, Louis & Rose Farrugia, Harriet Calvert, Grace Faranda and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 25 Dec 16

Bill Coghlan / Kevin McLoughlin / John Walsh

Readers – 24/25 Dec 16

6:30pm AS PER CHRISTMAS ROSTERS
9:30pm
Midnight
8:30am
10:30am

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 24/25 Dec 16

6:30pm

 

 AS PER CHRISTMAS ROSTERS

9:30pm
Midnight
8:30am
10:30am

Music Ministry – 24/25 Dec 16

6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
9:00pm Footsteps
11:30pm Eagles Wings & Youth Band
8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Samoan Choir