PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH
 

Sundays 6:15  to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
13 Aug 8:00am to 10:00am in side chapel - Veneration of Our Lady of Fatima statue.
15 Aug Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Day of Obligation. Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass), 7:00pm


FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY - TUESDAY 15TH AUGUST
Mass times are 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm. Kindly note that the Assumption is a holy day of obligation.

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us each Saturday from 7:20am until 8:30am in the Community Centre. Come for a hearty breakfast and lively discussion. Ring Les on 9749 2388 for more information.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues Monday, 14 August at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch. 15. All are welcome. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.

VENERATION OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA - SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST
To mark the 100th anniversary of the 4th Fatima Apparition, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration from 8:00am to 10:00am in the Church side Chapel. All welcome.

The JUBILEE CROSS will be in our parish from 14 to 17 September. There will be a special Mass on Sunday 17 September at 10:30am followed by lunch. Details in next week's bulletin.

No PRAYER MEETING on Saturday 19 August as members will be at the CCR Renewal Day.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE - IMPORTANT NOTICE
Thank you to parishioners who have brought their letters to the MPs, as requested last weekend. Kindly place these in the boxes outside in the church foyer. If you haven't brought your letters today we will be collecting them again next weekend, so kindly bring them along so that we can send as many letters as possible supporting our vote against the proposed Bill for Euthanasia and Assisted Dying. Thank you all for your tremendous support.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
HSI School of Discipleship commenced on July 23 with thirty candidates attending. The first five weeks of the school are to experience what the school is all about. The School runs for two hours from 6.15 pm on Sunday and is aimed at learning our faith, living it and sharing the faith with others. Come and see how this school could change your life. For enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon on 0430 099 654.

POPE'S TWEET
Other people are gifts to be received with respect, especially if they are weak and frail, because Christ comes to meet us in them.

POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

CatholicCare
There will be a special collection after all masses this weekend for CatholicCare, an agency assisting families who are struggling or in distress. We thank you for your support.

MenALIVE Melbourne - AFL FOOTBALLER DANIEL WELLS
The Catholic Man Breakfast series is an opportunity for men to gather and be encouraged and inspired in their faith. Hear champion AFL Footballer and Catholic husband and father Daniel Wells tell his story in an interview with John "Percy" Canavan. Bookings des@menalive.org.au. Enquiries to Michael Bohan 0439 172 465 or Michael.bohan@menalive.org.au. Cost $45 per person. Thursday, 14 September, 7:00am to 9:00am at CQ Club.

NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 31 August until the feast day on 8 September. Parishioners are invited to bring in their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on the table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena. The last day, 8 September, will end with a shared supper.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share. Timetable giving timings for the Mass/Rosary/Novena are posted on the notice boards.

TIMETABLE FOR NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
We are looking for people to lead the Rosary each day of the novena.  If you would like to do so, please call the parish office on 9749 4300 as soon as possible. Thank you. 

Day 1, Thu 31 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 2, Fri 1 Sept 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer (First Friday)
Day 3, Sat 2 Sept 8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
9:15am Mass followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet
Day 4, Sun 3 Sept 8:00am Exposition, Rosary & Novena
8:30am Mass
Day 5, Mon 4 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 6, Tue 5 Sept 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 7, Wed 6 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to Rosary
Day 8, Thu 7 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 9 Fri 8 Sept 

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

7:00pm - Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Supper afterwards - please bring plate of finger food to share

Parishioners are invited to bring along their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on a table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena.

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
Vera Saerang, Mary McMinn, Vera Fernandez, Iluminada Alinea and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Olive Barber, Creswell & Yolanda D'Lima, David Daborn, Marites Nunez 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, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Kristian Romois, Robert Hart, Karen Norris, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D'Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Barbara Grogan, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner, Charlie Xerxin, Melissa Caroline, Ralf Milone, Joyce D'Rozario, Megan Rowe, Sean Donaldson, Jeff Grech, Crispin Garcia, Lyn Worsley, Lorraine Gill, Linda Collins and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters - 20 Aug 17

L. Vasquez / T. Grisancich / S. D'Silva / L. De La Cruz

Readers - 19/20 Aug 17

  6:00pm Matthew Reuter
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Maria Naufahu
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 19/20 Aug 17

  6:00pm S. Martis / E. Mills / Sharon A. / M. Nelthropp
  8:30am G Sharman / K Fernandes / R Johnson / S Gomez
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm M. Etiennette / C. Skinner / E. Behrouzi / VOL

Music Ministry - 19/20 Aug 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 – 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
13 Aug 8:00 – 10:00am in side chapel - Veneration of Our Lady of Fatima statue.
15 Aug Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Day of Obligation. Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass), 7:00pm


FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – TUESDAY 15TH AUGUST
Mass times are 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm. Kindly note that the Assumption is a holy day of obligation.

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us each Saturday from 7:20am until 8:30am in the Community Centre. Come for a hearty breakfast and lively discussion. Ring Les on 9749 2388 for more information.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues Monday, 14 August at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch. 15. All are welcome. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.

VENERATION OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA - SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST
To mark the 100th anniversary of the 4th Fatima Apparition, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration from 8:00am to 10:00am in the Church side Chapel. All welcome.

The JUBILEE CROSS will be in our parish from 14 to 17 September. There will be a special Mass on Sunday 17 September at 10:30am followed by lunch. Details in next week’s bulletin.

No PRAYER MEETING on Saturday 19 August as members will be at the CCR Renewal Day.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE – IMPORTANT NOTICE
Thank you to parishioners who have brought their letters to the MPs, as requested last weekend. Kindly place these in the boxes outside in the church foyer. If you haven’t brought your letters today we will be collecting them again next weekend, so kindly bring them along so that we can send as many letters as possible supporting our vote against the proposed Bill for Euthanasia and Assisted Dying. Thank you all for your tremendous support.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
HSI School of Discipleship commenced on July 23 with thirty candidates attending. The first five weeks of the school are to experience what the school is all about. The School runs for two hours from 6.15 pm on Sunday and is aimed at learning our faith, living it and sharing the faith with others. Come and see how this school could change your life. For enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon on 0430 099 654.

POPE’S TWEET
Other people are gifts to be received with respect, especially if they are weak and frail, because Christ comes to meet us in them.

POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 31 August until the feast day on 8 September. Parishioners are invited to bring in their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on the table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena. The last day, 8 September, will end with a shared supper.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share. Timetable giving timings for the Mass/Rosary/Novena are posted on the notice boards. .

CATHOLICCARE
There will be a special collection after all masses this weekend for CatholicCare, an agency assisting families who are struggling or in distress. We thank you for your support.

MenALIVE Melbourne – AFL FOOTBALLER DANIEL WELLS
The Catholic Man Breakfast series is an opportunity for men to gather and be encouraged and inspired in their faith. Hear champion AFL Footballer and Catholic husband and father Daniel Wells tell his story in an interview with John “Percy” Canavan. Bookings des@menalive.org.au. Enquiries to Michael Bohan 0439 172 465 or Michael.bohan@menalive.org.au. Cost $45 per person. Thursday, 14 September, 7:00am to 9:00am  at CQ Club.

 

TIMETABLE FOR NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
We are looking for people to lead the Rosary each day of the novena.  If you would like to do so, please call the parish office on 9749 4300 as soon as possible. Thank you. 

Day 1
Thu 31 Aug
7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 2
Fri 1 Sept
7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
(First Friday)
Day 3
Sat 2 Sept
8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
9:15am Mass followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet
Day 4
Sun 3 Sept
8:00am Exposition, Rosary & Novena
8:30am Mass
Day 5
Mon 4 Sep
7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 6
Tue 5 Sept
7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 7
Wed 6 Sep
7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to Rosary
Day 8
Thu 7 Sep
7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 9
Fri 8 Sept:           
FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY
7:00pm – Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer Supper afterwards – please bring plate of finger food to share
Parishioners are invited to bring along their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on a table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena.


RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Vera Saerang, Mary McMinn, Vera Fernandez, Iluminada Alinea and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Olive Barber, Creswell & Yolanda D'lima, David Daborn, Marites Nunez 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, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Kristian Romois, Robert Hart, Karen Norris, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Barbara Grogan, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner, Charlie Xerxin, Melissa Caroline, Ralf Milone, Joyce D’Rozario, Megan Rowe, Sean Donaldson, Jeff Grech, Crispin Garcia, Lyn Worsley, Lorraine Gill, Linda Collins and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS


Money Counters 20 Aug 17

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

Readers – 19/20 Aug 17

  6:00pm Matthew Reuter
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Maria Naufahu
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 19/20 Aug 17

  6:00pm S. Martis / E. Mills / Sharon A. / M. Nelthropp
  8:30am G Sharman / K Fernandes / R Johnson / S Gomez
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm M. Etiennette / C. Skinner / E. Behrouzi / VOL

Music Ministry  - 19/20 Aug 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH
 

23 Jul HSI School of Discipleship begins. 6:15 in the Community Centre
  6 Aug Day of Prayer for Care & Respect at the end of life


HOME MADE BISCUITS / CUPCAKES / SAUSAGE SIZZLE – 29/30 JULY
Next weekend, 29/30 July, the Ladies Auxiliary will hold another stall after all Masses (until sold out). This time we are selling home-made biscuits and cupcakes.

There will also be a sausage sizzle after all masses on the same weekend. We would be very grateful for any volunteers to help us on the day. We thank you for supporting both our stalls.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues Monday, 24 July at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch. 12. All are welcome. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL 

  3 Aug No School – Curriculum Day
22 Sep End of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm


DAY OF PRAYER FOR CARE & RESPECT AT THE END OF LIFE – SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST
Archbishop Dennis Hart has asked us to respond to the imminent vote in our State Parliament on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, with a day of prayer on Sunday 6th August. Our Parish will be dedicating our August Devotional Prayer to this cause with the 'Love to the End Prayer'. The Rosary will be dedicated for this intention at the morning Masses of Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August. At the First Friday evening Mass at 7:00pm on the 4th, the Eucharistic Adoration (Exposition) will also be dedicated to this important cause. Everyone is invited to pray the rosary at home for this intention specifically.

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING MARRIAGE
Please contact parish office on 9749 4300 to make an appointment six months prior to the date of your wedding. You will need to bring the following to the meeting with the parish priest:

  • Baptism certificate for Catholic party (recently dated from the parish of baptism  - within four weeks at the time of making the appointment with our parish) - inform your parish of baptism that you require it for marriage purposes when you request the certificate.
  • Confirmation certificate for Catholic party
  • Birth certificate for non-Catholic party (or copy of passport)
  • Dispensation – if mixed marriage / disparity of worship
  • Permission to Marry certificate from Parish Priest
  • Freedom to Marry certificate from Parish Priest for the groom
  • If either party has been married before: Death certificate of deceased spouse or Decree of Nullity from the Church Tribunal
  • Certificate of completion of Marriage Preparation Course (FOCCUS)

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Please note that the HSI School of Discipleship commences this Sunday July 23 at 6:15pm in the Community Centre. Details about the school are on the notice board in the church foyer. All are welcome to attend. Further information on the school will be provided on July 23. Enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

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.

OSHC PROGRAM
St Peter Apostle’s OSHC (Outside School Hours Care) Program invites suitably qualified candidates with a Diploma in Childhood Services or equivalent, to register for ‘ON CALL’ casual work. If you meet the requirements and are interested, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 for more details. Thank you.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Friday 28 July, 7pm to Sunday 30 July, 5pm
St Paul’s Missionary College, Nortons Lane, Wantirna South.  You are invited to join other couples and invest in your most precious asset, your marriage. This residential weekend will explore the precious nature of marriage, allowing couples to share feelings, hopes and dreams with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit. There is no group sharing. Couples and a priest present the weekend. It is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome. Accommodation and all meals provided. Details and bookings: Maria and Andre Rasqinha on 0411 225 992 or vicbookings@wwme.org.au or www.wwme.org.au. Cost: $55 application fee + confidential donation at the weekend. (Average cost for a couple for a weekend is $595 but no couple is refused a weekend if they are not able to pay.)

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Iluminada Alinea, Raymond El-Helou and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Laurie Flaherty, Danny Hoyne, Segunda & Rene Raymundo, Elena, Paolo & Giuseppina Tasso, James O’Neill, Francis Mizzi, Martola family, D’Agata family, Jean & Joseph Turner, Daphne & Adolphus Turner, Bienvenido Are, Annakutty Thomas 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, Rose Farrugia, Albert Dichenko, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Robert Hart, Karen Norris, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner, Charlie Xerxin, Melissa Caroline, Anne Kelly, Bernadette Singco, Ralf Milone, Megan Rowe and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS


Money Counters 30 July 17

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / Grace Sharman

Readers – 29/30 July 17

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 29/30 July 17

  6:00pm Davy F. / M. Maple / E. Mills / M. Nelthropp
  8:30am G. Sharman / C. Coelho /B. Jones / R. Johnson
10:30am S. Sipiliano / C. Morcom / M. Naufahu / V. Firman
  5:00pm I. Simangan / G. Siccita / J&D Etiennette

Music Ministry 29/30 July 17

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

 

PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

23 July HSI School of Discipleship begins


HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Please note that the HSI School of Discipleship commences on Sunday July 23 at 6:15pm in the Community Centre. Details about the school are on the notice board in the church foyer. All are welcome to attend. Further information on the school will be provided on July 23. Enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE
Thank you to all our parishioners who signed the petition over the last 2 weekends. We have 550+ signatures and a big thank you once again. We are hoping to present the petition to our local MPs for Tarneit and Werribee in the coming weeks, to persuade them to vote against the Bill. The Archdiocese is also planning some other activities to emphasise our view on the proposed Bill. We will keep you updated on the same. In the meantime we request you to continue praying for this intention.
God Bless,
Fr. Pius Kodakkathanath.

ST PETERS CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Please note that there will be Adoration and Prayer Meeting as usual on Saturday, 22nd July at 2.30pm

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.

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING MARRIAGE
Please contact parish office on 9749 4300 to make an appointment six months prior to the date of your wedding. You will need to bring the following for the meeting with the parish priest:

  • Baptism certificate for Catholic party (recently dated from the parish of baptism  - within four weeks at the time of making the appointment with our parish) - inform your parish of baptism that you require it for marriage purposes when you request the certificate.
  • Confirmation certificate for Catholic party
  • Birth certificate for non-Catholic party (or copy of passport)
  • Dispensation – if mixed marriage / disparity of worship
  • Permission to Marry certificate from Parish Priest
  • Freedom to Marry certificate from Parish Priest for the groom
  • If either party has been married before: Death certificate of deceased spouse or Decree of Nullity from the Church Tribunal
  • Certificate of completion of Marriage Preparation Course (FOCCUS)

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL 

17 July Term 3 commences at 8:45am
  3 Aug No School – Curriculum Day
22 Sep End of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm


ARCHBISHOP’S GOLDEN JUBILEE OF PRIESTLY ORDINATION
Saturday 22nd July, 11:00am at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne
Everyone is invited to and will be welcome at this special Mass of Thanksgiving on the 50th anniversary of the Archbishop’s priestly ordination, followed by light refreshments at the Central Hall, 18 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

Please note that there will be no Mass at our parish that morning (22nd July), only a Communion service at 9:15am, as Fr. Pius is concelebrating in the Cathedral and is required to be there before 10:30am.

GRANDPARENTS MASS AT THOMAS CARR COLLEGE
In celebration of the Feast Day of Saints Joachim and Anne, Thomas Carr College will hold a Grandparents’ Mass in the College Chapel at 8:00am on Wednesday July 26. The mass will be followed by a lovely warm breakfast in the College Dining Room. We invite all grandparents in the Parish Community to join us for the celebration. For seating and catering purposes, please RSVP to Ms Abbey Harrington at abbey.harrington@thomascarr.vic.edu.au by Monday July 17.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Friday 28 July, 7pm to Sunday 30 July, 5pm
St Paul’s Missionary College, Nortons Lane, Wantirna South.  You are invited to join other couples and invest in your most precious asset, your marriage. This residential weekend will explore the precious nature of marriage, allowing couples to share feelings, hopes and dreams with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit. There is no group sharing. Couples and a priest present the weekend. It is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome. Accommodation and all meals provided. Details and bookings: Maria and Andre Rasqinha on 0411 225 992 or vicbookings@wwme.org.au or www.wwme.org.au. Cost: $55 application fee + confidential donation at the weekend. (Average cost for a couple for a weekend is $595 but no couple is refused a weekend if they are not able to pay.)

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Iluminada Alinea,  Cristeta Leyco, Louis Farrugia,  Elena Tasso, and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Raymond & Eli Rego, Frank Johnson, Madge Bourke, Numeriano Medel 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, Martin Grillo, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Rose Farrugia, Albert Dichenko, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Robert Hart, Karen Norris, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner, Charlie Xerxin, Melissa Caroline, Anne Kelly and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS


Money Counters 23 July 17

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

Readers – 22/23 July 17

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 22/23 July 17

  6:00pm M. Maple / H. Durski / S. Martis / E. Dalton
  8:30am KSC Minister / K McLoughlin / L Jones /Volunteer
10:30am Z. D’Mello / N. Costa / S. DiB / Vanina IDA
  5:00pm C. Skinner / M. Etiennette / S. Joseph /Volunteer

Music Ministry 22/23 July 17

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

13 July Veneration of Statue of Our Lady of Fatima 8:00am to 9:30am and 7:00pm to 7:30pm
23 July HSI School of Discipleship begins

 

VENERATION OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA – THURSDAY 13TH JULY
To mark the 100th anniversary of the 3rd Fatima Apparition, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration from 8:00am to 9:30am in the Church side Chapel and again in the evening in the Community Centre from 7:00pm to 7:30pm. All welcome.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues Monday, 10 July at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch. 11. All are welcome. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Please note that the HSI School of Discipleship commences on Sunday July 23 at 6:15pm in the Community Centre. Details about the school are on the notice board in the church foyer. All are welcome to attend. Further information on the school will be provided on July 23. Enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

ST PETERS CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Please note that there will be NO Prayer Meeting on Saturday, 15th July as the Core group will be attending a Leaders Meeting. There will be Adoration and Prayer Meeting as usual on Saturday the 22nd July at 2.30pm.

SPECIAL COLLECTION
There will be a Special Collection this weekend for the Propagation of the Faith Appeal. We thank you for your generosity.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE – IMPORTANT NOTICE
Thank you for the excellent response to our petition drive last weekend. We got 470 signatures which was fantastic. We would like to cross the 500+ mark and so request those who have not signed the petition to please take a couple of minutes after mass and sign the petition that is located on the tables in the church foyer. Thank you for your support to this important initiative.

STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL
PLEASE PICK UP YOUR ENVELOPE BOXES / ENVELOPES WITH STEWARDSHIP LETTERS THANKS.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL 

17 July Term 3 commences at 8:45am
  3 Aug No School – Curriculum Day
22 Sep End of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm



ARCHBISHOP’S GOLDEN JUBILEE OF PRIESTLY ORDINATION
Saturday 22nd July, 11:00am at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne
Everyone is invited to and will be welcome at this special Mass of Thanksgiving on the 50th anniversary of the Archbishop’s priestly ordination, followed by light refreshments at the Central Hall, 18 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

Please note that there will be no Mass at our parish that morning (22nd July), only a Communion service at 9:15am, as Fr. Pius is concelebrating in the Cathedral and is required to be there before 10:30am.

GRANDPARENTS MASS AT THOMAS CARR COLLEGE
In celebration of the Feast Day of Saints Joachim and Anne, Thomas Carr College will hold a Grandparents’ Mass in the College Chapel at 8:00am on Wednesday July 26. The mass will be followed by a lovely warm breakfast in the College Dining Room. We invite all grandparents in the Parish Community to join us for the celebration. For seating and catering purposes, please RSVP to Ms Abbey Harrington at abbey.harrington@thomascarr.vic.edu.au by Monday July 17.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Friday 28 July, 7pm to Sunday 30 July, 5pm
St Paul’s Missionary College, Nortons Lane, Wantirna South.  You are invited to join other couples and invest in your most precious asset, your marriage. This residential weekend will explore the precious nature of marriage, allowing couples to share feelings, hopes and dreams with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit. There is no group sharing. Couples and a priest present the weekend. It is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome. Accommodation and all meals provided. Details and bookings: Maria and Andre Rasqinha on 0411 225 992 or vicbookings@wwme.org.au or www.wwme.org.au

Cost: $55 application fee + confidential donation at the weekend. (Average cost for a couple for a weekend is $595 but no couple is refused a weekend if they are not able to pay.)

ST IGNATIUS RICHMOND CELEBRATES 150 YEARS
Sunday 30 July, 9.30am, St Ignatius’ Church, 326 Church Street, Richmond. St Ignatius, Richmond celebrates 150 years with a special Mass, followed by morning tea. All past parishioners especially welcome. Please bring a plate to share.
Details: 8420 6789

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Elena Tasso, Louis Farrugia and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Teresa Rametta, John Staub, Carmelo Ravaneschi, William Vanderveldt, Pacita Cruz, Margaret Gauci 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, Martin Grillo, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Rose Farrugia, Albert Dichenko, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Robert Hart, Karen Norris, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 Money Counters 16 July 17

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 15/16 July 17

  6:00pm Agnes D’Lima
  8:30am Les Jones
10:30am Maria Naufahu
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 15/16 July 17

  6:00pm H. Durski / P&S Albuquerque /E. Mills
  8:30am K. English / K. Fernandes / D&J Roga
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / Volunteer

Music Ministry 15/16 July 17

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

 


PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

25 June St. Peter Apostle Parish Feast Day celebrations – 10:30am Mass
  8 July St Peters Prayer Community 22nd Anniversary celebration - 11:30am

 

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.

ARCHBISHOP’S GOLDEN JUBILEE OF PRIESTLY ORDINATION Saturday 22nd July, 11:00am at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne
Everyone is invited to and will be welcome at this special Mass to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Archbishop Denis Hart’s ordination to the priesthood. This Mass of Thanksgiving on the 50th anniversary of the Archbishop’s priestly ordination will be followed by light refreshments at the Central Hall, 18 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

Please note that there will be no Mass at our parish that morning (22nd July), only a Communion service at 9:15am, as Fr. Pius is concelebrating in the Cathedral and is required to be there before 10.30am.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE
Dear Parishioners,

As we have advised you during the last few weeks, there is an upcoming bill to be presented to the Victoria Parliament on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Further details are available in the church foyer.

Next week we are going to be seeking support for a petition to be signed by as many parishioners as possible addressed to our local MP as follows:

We, the members of the St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish, 38 Guinane Ave, Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029, wish to raise with you our concerns regarding assisted suicide and euthanasia.

We understand that assisted suicide and euthanasia will be the subject of legislation later this year and we want to express, in the strongest terms possible, our reservations and concerns.

We do not believe that euthanasia or assisted suicides are appropriate ways of addressing the needs of people in our community at the end of life. Our laws have always held that killing a person or helping them to suicide is not acceptable.

We also believe that to do so would create significant risk of harm to vulnerable members of our community and we do not see any need to change these laws.

Instead, we ask you and all elected representatives in Victoria to focus more on ensuring that every Victorian has access to the best of care at the end of life. No Victorian should suffer at the end of life. We have the ability to achieve this and we think it incumbent on society to ensure that every person has equal and guaranteed access to the best of care when they need it.

We urge you not to support any Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide Bill.

Volunteers will be in the church hall after each mass NEXT WEEKEND requesting you to sign the above petition. We ask you to kindly spare some time after mass to sign the petition, evidencing your support to this important cause.

Thanking you in advance,
Fr. Pius Kodakkathanath

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues Monday June 26 at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. We are at Ch. 10. All are welcome. Enquiries. Royden 0426071375.

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.

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 Louis Farrugia, Harry Albuquerque, Gordon Clarke, Boots Esguerra, Fr. Claude Borg MSSP and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for T K Sebastian, Agostino & Josephine Cutajar, Peppi & Rosaria Ferlazzo, Maria Tran Thi My, Maria Malovrh, William, James & Bridget 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, Martin Grillo, Vera Fernandez, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Rose Farrugia, Albert Dichenko, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Robert Hart, Barbara Benedict and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 

Money Counters 2 July 17

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 1/2 July 17

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 1/2 July 17

  6:00pm J. Tramontata / B. Farrugia / E. Mills / S. Martis
  8:30am D Roga / R. Johnson / C. Coelho /Karen F.
10:30am S. Sipilliano / N&R Golaw / C. Morcom
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / G. Siccita / E. Behrouzi

Music Ministry  1/2 July 17

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


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