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

 


PARISH NEWS


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.
10 Dec Healing Mass, 2:30 pm instead of 3rd December.
16-24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena followed by AGAPE Breakfast
19-22 Jan FIAT – Marian Eucharistic Youth Congress


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!

COME TO THE SHEDS IN SCHOOL YARD
All Parishioners are invited to call into the Parish Garage Sale for a Bargain?  THIS SUNDAY – all proceeds for the Parish.
The COST  ?  Make a Donation - $$$$$$$$
OPEN from 9.30am till 12.00pm 

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Christmas raffle tickets are now 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.

CHRISTMAS TREE
Every year the St. Peter's Conference of St Vincent de Paul distribute about 100 hampers to struggling families in our area. Please take a tag from the tree and return your food item/s by 10/11 December. Please return the tags with your food donation so we can use them next year. Thank you for your generosity. Any enquiries to 0401 541 666.

ROSTERS for Piety Store, Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers and Communion to the Sick for December, January and February are now available in the Hall. Please collect your copies as soon as possible. Thanks.

AFTERNOON TEA, 18 DECEMBER 2016, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Christmas brings us the Good News of ‘Emmanuel – God is with us’; reminding us of the presence of Christ in every moment of our lives. For the elderly of our parish, an Afternoon Tea has been organised by some of our parish members, to be held in the Church Hall on Sunday 18 December from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. If you would like to attend, please call the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3:00pm. As space is limited, only the first 100 can be accommodated.  Closing date to receive names is 3 December.

SPECIAL COLLECTION
There will be a special collection at all Masses next weekend Dec 10/11 for the Melbourne Overseas Mission. We thank you for your support.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

14th Dec Year 6 Last Day – Dismissal 4:30pm from hall
15th Dec Prep – Year 4 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm
16th Dec Year 5 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm


POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR DECEMBER
Universal: End to Child-Soldiers That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.
Evangelization: Europe – That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.

POPE’S TWEET
May the Holy Spirit help us to be patient when enduring, and to be humble and simple when advising anyone. https://twitter.com/Pontifex

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for John Walsh, Simon Simonides, Charles Waller, Rosario Goncalves, Bill Harris, Emerito Upano, Puring Bernales, Gerry Daniels and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Gracie La Contreras, Graziella Casabene, Giuseppe Casabene, Caternia Umana, Teresa Russo, Simon Simonides, Judith & Sebastian D’Cruz, Sam Farrugia, Eardley Beck, Allan Platel, Leslie Fernando, Peter Paul Fernando, Fr Alej Plaza Jr. 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, Mizagros Baltero and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 11 Dec 16

Greg & Maureen Moynahan / Peter Francis

Readers –10/11 Dec 16

6:00pm Davy Fernandes
8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Maria Naufahu
5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 10/11 Dec 16

6:00pm Praful A. / M. Maple /
8:30am L Jones / K English / R Johnson / G Sharman
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / Sally DiB / Z. D’Mello
5:00pm M&A Etiennette / 2 X VOLUNTEERS

Music Ministry – 10/11 Dec 16

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

 


PARISH NEWS

WHILE FR. PIUS IS AWAY
Please check the doors for Mass/Communion Service times while Fr. Pius is away until 9 December.
Can we also request that Mass offering envelopes are dropped in the box near the sacristy or handed in to the parish office by 12 noon on the Thursday if names are to be included in the bulletin and mentioned during Mass on the weekend. If names are not required to be printed in the bulletin or projected, please leave a note to specify this, otherwise the names will appear in the bulletin and on the screen.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

Every Sunday Youth & Young Adults Group 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Come and join the Brothers & Sisters of Two Hearts as they help you grow in your faith journey with prayer, fun, games, music and pizza.
10 Dec Healing Mass, 2:30 pm instead of 3rd December.
16-24 Dec 5:00am Dawn Mass Novena followed by AGAPE Breakfast
19-22 Jan FIAT – Marian Eucharistic Youth Congress

 

ROSTERS for Piety Store, Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers and Communion to the Sick for December, January and February are now available in the Hall. Please collect your copies as soon as possible. Thanks.

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!

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.

CHRISTMAS TREE
Every year the St. Peter's Conference of St Vincent de Paul distribute about 100 hampers to struggling families in our area. Please take a tag from the tree and return your food item/s by 10/11 December. Please return the tags with your food donation so we can use them next year. Thank you for your generosity. Any enquiries to 0401 541 666.

AFTERNOON TEA, 18 DECEMBER 2016, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Christmas brings us the Good News of ‘Emmanuel – God is with us’; reminding us of the presence of Christ in every moment of our lives. For the elderly of our parish, an Afternoon Tea has been organised by some of our parish members, to be held in the Church Hall on Sunday 18 December from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. If you would like to attend, please call the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3:00pm. As space is limited, only the first 100 can be accommodated.  Closing date to receive names is 3 December.

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE NOTICES
-      There will be a sausage sizzle after all masses on the weekend of 26/27 November.
-      Christmas raffle tickets are now on sale after all weekend masses and will continue until just prior to Christmas.
We thank you for your support.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 16
This will be the 21st year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact Josephine at the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. If you would like to be one of the sponsors for breakfast, please put your name down on sheets that are available in the foyer.  You can choose a day to suit yourself from 16th to 24th December. Thank you.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

8th Dec 7:00pm School Christmas Concert, Encore Events Centre
14th Dec Year 6 Last Day – Dismissal 4:30pm from hall
15th Dec Prep – Year 4 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm
16th Dec Year 5 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm
1st Feb School begins for Years 1 – 6
2nd Feb School begins for Year Prep

 

48TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF READINGS, PRAYERS AND CAROLS, ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Friday 9 December, 7.30pm at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cathedral Place, East Melbourne. The annual evening of Christmas carols, readings and prayers this year will include music of Palestrina, Handel, Holst, Archer and Rutter, and will feature the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Dr. Daryl Barclay, with organist Dion Henman. Archbishop Denis Hart will be the principal celebrant of the evening.
Cost: Free

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fabian Bauer, Felicidad Enriquez, Daphne Wallace and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Giovanni Frazzica, Marion Bartolo, Joseph Pace, Carmella Pace and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Bernie Poppen, Dominic D’Lima, Liam Parr, Veronica Gomes, George Gilhooly, John Walsh, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Cynthia Middleton, Diane Cameron, Trevor Rush, Vin Beasely, Milton Roberts and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 4 Dec 16

Les Jones, Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers –3/4 Dec 16

6:00pm Angela Francis
8:30am Sheila Gomez
10:30am Venus Iuta
5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 3/4 Dec 16

6:00pm Sharon A / H Durski / B Farrugia / J Poppen
8:30am B&J Thomas / C. Coelho / K. Fernandes
10:30am S Sipillano / C Morcom / N Costa / V Firman
5:00pm E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / J&D Etiennette

Music Ministry – 3/4 Dec 16

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

WHILE FR. PIUS IS AWAY
Please check the doors for Mass/Communion Service times while Fr. Pius is away until 9 December.

Can we also request that Mass offering envelopes are dropped in the box near the sacristy or handed in to the parish office by 12 noon on the Thursday if names are to be included in the bulletin and mentioned during Mass on the weekend. If names are not required to be printed in the bulletin or projected, please leave a note to specify this, otherwise the names will appear in the bulletin and on the screen.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

Every Sunday Youth & Young Adults Group 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Come and join the Brothers & Sisters of Two Hearts as they help you grow in your faith journey with prayer, fun, games, music and pizza.
26/27 Nov 1st Sunday of Advent Year A
10 Dec Healing Mass, 2:30 pm instead of 3rd December.


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).

CHRISTMAS TREE
Every year the St. Peter's Conference of St Vincent de Paul distribute about 100 hampers to struggling families in our area. Please take a tag from the tree and return your food item/s by 10/11 December. Please return the tags with your food donation so we can use them next year. Thank you for your generosity. Any enquiries to 0401 541 666.

CLOSING OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY
This weekend marks the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. On 8th December last year, Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St Peter's Basilica, inviting the Church throughout the world to journey through a special time of celebration, reflection and spiritual growth. Pope Francis stated: "How much I desire that the year to come will be steeped in mercy, so we can go out to every man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God!  May the balm of mercy reach everyone, both believers and those far away, as a sign that the kingdom of God is already present in our midst!"

We have been called and graced to become more effective signs of God's mercy in the world.  We offer this mass in thanksgiving, for all this year has been for those within and beyond the universal church and we pray that the face of mercy continues to characterise the life of this community.

ROSTERS for Piety Store, Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers and Communion to the Sick for December, January and February are now available in the Hall. Please collect your copies as soon as possible. Thanks.

WELCOMING COMMITTEE NOTICES
-   There will be a sausage sizzle after all masses on the weekend of 26/27 November.

-   Christmas raffle tickets will be on sale after all masses starting this weekend 19/20 November and continuing into December.

We thank you for your support.

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!

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 16
This will be the 21st year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact Josephine at the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. If you would like to be one of the sponsors for breakfast, please put your name down on sheets that are available in the foyer.  You can choose a day to suit you from 16th to 24th December. Thank you.

AFTERNOON TEA, 18 DECEMBER 2016
Christmas brings us the Good News of ‘Emmanuel – God is with us’; reminding us of the presence of Christ in every moment of our lives. For the elderly of our parish, our parish group members of Mater Dolorosa Choir and a few other volunteers have decided to bring Christmas Cheer and help them experience this ever present love and peace of Christ by organising an Afternoon Tea in our Church Hall on Sunday 18 December from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Since this was planned later in the year and for want of space, they are forced to keep the numbers restricted to 100. For this reason, they can only accommodate the first 100 who respond to the invitation. Please call the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au  Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3:00pm if you would like to attend.

SPECIAL COLLECTION
There will be a special collection this weekend, for Mr. Michael McGrath who will be retiring after 18 years of dedicated service to our St Peters community as Principal of our school. We will farewell Mr McGrath in December this year, details will be in the bulletin closer to the date.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

14th Dec Year 6 Last Day – Dismissal 4:30pm from hall
15th Dec Prep – Year 4 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm
16th Dec Year 5 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm


RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Maureen Cooney, John Henwood, Rita Douglas, Qb Ucab and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Nieves Mozo, Alberto Carlon, Luigi D’Angelo, Franco Stroscio, Isidro Gliane, Ernesto Gliane, Kevin Eastmure, Teresita Magbitang, Edward Palmer, Eduardo Cahoy Sr., Annie & Livino Coutinho and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Bernie Poppen, Dominic D’Lima, Liam Parr, Veronica Gomes, George Gilhooly, John Walsh, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Cynthia Middleton, Robert Harper, Diane Cameron, Trevor Rush, Vin Beasely, Milton Roberts and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS


Money Counters – 27 Nov 16

Royden D’Souza / Paul Mulquiney / Aloisio Sipiliano

Readers – 26/27 Nov 16

6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Giovanna Siccita
5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 26/27 Nov 16

6:00pm S. D’ Silva / J. Tramontana / A&J White
8:30am KSC Minister / K McLoughlin / L Jones / VOL
10:30am E. Mills / M&Z D’Mello / S. DiBenedetto
5:00pm I. Simangan / S. Joseph / D. Etiennette / VOL

Music Ministry – 26/27 Nov 16

6:00pm VOLUNTEER
8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am DOMINI Chorum
5:00pm KNK

 

PARISH NEWS

 

WHILE FR. PIUS IS AWAY
Please check the doors for Mass/Communion Service times while Fr. Pius is away until 9 December.

Can we also request that Mass offering envelopes are dropped in the box near the sacristy or handed in to the parish office by 12 noon on the Thursday if names are to be included in the bulletin and mentioned during Mass on the weekend. If names are not required to be printed in the bulletin or projected, please leave a note to specify this, otherwise the names will appear in the bulletin and on the screen.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

Every Sunday Youth & Young Adults Group 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Come and join the Brothers & Sisters of Two Hearts as they help you grow in your faith journey with prayer, fun, games, music and pizza.
19/20 Nov Feast of the King. End of Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy
26/27 Nov 1st Sunday of Advent
10 Dec Healing Mass, 2:30 pm instead of 3rd December.


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).

CHRISTMAS TREE
Every year the St. Peter's Conference of St Vincent de Paul distribute about 100 hampers to struggling families in our area. Please take a tag from the tree and return your food item/s by 10/11 December. Thank you for your generosity. Any enquiries to 0401541666.

ROSTERS for Piety Store, Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers and Communion to the Sick for December, January and February are now available in the Hall. Please collect your copies as soon as possible. Thanks.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
There will be a special collection this weekend for Catholic Deaf. Thank you for your support.

There will be another special collection next weekend, 19/20 November for Mr. Michael McGrath who will be retiring after 18 years of dedicated service to our St Peters community as Principal of our school. We will farewell Mr McGrath in December this year, details will be in the bulletin closer to the date.

AFTERNOON TEA, 18 DECEMBER 2016
Christmas brings us the Good News of ‘Emmanuel – God is with us’; reminding us of the presence of Christ in every moment of our lives.  For the elderly of our parish, our parish group members of Mater Dolorosa Choir and a few other volunteers have decided to bring Christmas Cheer and help them experience this ever present love and peace of Christ by organising an Afternoon Tea in our Church Hall on Sunday 18 December from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in the church hall.  Since this was planned later in the year and for want of space, they are forced to keep the numbers restricted to 100.   For this reason, they can only accommodate the first 100 who respond to the invitation.  Please call the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au  Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3:00pm if you would like to attend.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 16
This will be the 21st year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact Josephine at the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. If you would like to be one of the sponsors for breakfast, please put your name down on sheets that are available in the foyer.  You can choose a day to suit you from 16th to 24th December. Thank you.

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER
Universal: That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity.
Evangelization: That within parishes, priests and lay people may collaborate in service to the community without giving in to the temptation of discouragement.

MONSTER GARAGE SALE, 19 NOVEMBER (Proceeds from this sale to go to the church)
We are looking for saleable goods in excellent condition. If you would like to drop off items, the sheds will be open on Sunday 13 November between 10:00am and 11:30pm, or to arrange a pick up, ring Kevin on 9748 9494.

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!

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

14th Dec Year 6 Last Day – Dismissal 4:30pm from hall
15th Dec Prep – Year 4 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm
16th Dec Year 5 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Leli Pulis, Lyn Aquino and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Brenda Harper, Neville Nettar, Mary & Thomas Fernando, J. Rodriguez, Rosammal Rodriguez, Emmanuela Cook, Andrew Dong, Cielito Angeles, Edward Palmer, Nemesio Divinagracia, Dollar Sharman 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, Bernie Poppen, Dominic D’Lima, Liam Parr, Veronica Gomes, George Gilhooly, John Walsh, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Cynthia Middleton, Robert Harper, Diane Cameron, Trevor Rush and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS


Money Counters – 20 Nov 16

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 19/20 Nov 16

6:00pm Elaine Dalton
8:30am Les Jones
10:30am Mario D’Mello
5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 19/20 Nov 16

6:00pm B. Farrugia / R&A D’Souza / S. Martis
8:30am B. Jones / Karen F. / G. Siccita / R. Johnson
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez.
5:00pm J&D Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry – 19/20 Nov 16

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

 

 


PARISH NEWS

 

FR. PIUS
Fr. Pius will be away from Monday, 7 November visiting family and attending a clergy retreat. He will return on the 9th of December.
Fr. Pius, your parishioners wish you a safe journey, a happy break and we look forward to your return.

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.
19/20 Nov Feast of the King. End of Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy
26/27 Nov 1st Sunday of Advent


FR JOHN ALDAG PE
It is with sadness that we inform you that Fr. John Aldag passed away on Wednesday 2 November 2016. His funeral Mass is proposed to be held at St Luke’s, Blackburn South on Wednesday, 9 November 2016 at 11:00am followed by burial at Springvale Cemetery.

MONSTER GARAGE SALE, 19 NOVEMBER (Proceeds from this sale to go to the church)
We are looking for saleable goods in excellent condition. If you would like to drop off items, the sheds will be open on Sundays 6 and 13 November between 10:00am and 11:30pm, or to arrange a pick up, ring Kevin on 9748 9494.

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!

CAMPION COLLEGE, SYDNEY: SUMMER PROGRAM
The Campion College Summer Program gives interested students the opportunity to live college life at Campion for a few days before making any long term tertiary decisions. Participants sample Campion’s four core subjects—literature, history, philosophy and theology—while enjoying the summer sun and activities including sport, trips to the beach and visits to the mountains. Registrations close 3 January 201Cost: $390, including a non-refundable $50 administration fee.
For those experiencing financial difficulty, please contact the Prospective Student Coordinator at h.wagner@campion.edu.au
Register: www.campion.edu.au/summerprogram

SPECIAL COLLECTION
There will be a special collection on Nov 12/13 weekend for Catholic Deaf. Thank you for your support.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 16
This will be the 21st year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact Josephine at the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. If you would like to be one of the sponsors for breakfast, please put your name down on sheets that will be available in the foyer from the first weekend of November. You can choose a day to suit you from 16th to 24th December. Thank you.

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER
Universal: That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity.
Evangelization: That within parishes, priests and lay people may collaborate in service to the community without giving in to the temptation of discouragement.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
God never stops wanting our good, even when we sin. Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter

POLISH MASS
Please note that the Polish Mass be held on Sunday November 13th.

PIETY STORE
Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars ($9), Divine Mercy Pocket Calendars ($8), 6 copies only of "God's Word 2017" ($16), Religious Christmas Cards, in English $3 packet of 8 cards, in Vietnamese and in Polish $2.50 packet of 8 cards. Italian cards are on order.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

14th Dec Year 6 Last Day – Dismissal 4:30pm from hall
15th Dec Prep – Year 4 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm
16th Dec Year 5 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm

 

PRAYER OF ST. GERTRUDE FOR THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY
O Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere - for sinners in the Universal Church, for those in my own home and for those within my family. Amen.”

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr. John Aldag PE, Lilian Flynn and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Timothy Crough, Josefino Dabu and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lydia Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bernie Poppen, Dominic D’Lima, Lyn Aquino, Liam Parr, Veronica Gomes, George Gilhooly, John Walsh, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Cynthia Middleton and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 

Money Counters – 13 Nov 16

Greg & Maureen Moynahan / Peter Francis

Readers – 12/13 Nov 16

6:00pm Ria Wandersmith
8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Sunil Vaz
5:00pm Elenoa Eliepa

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 12/13 Nov 16

6:00pm Leo W. / J. Poppen / M. Maple / Josie T.
8:30am G. Sharman / C. Coelho / K. English / VOL
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / M. Naufahu / Vicki F.
5:00pm Melanie E./S. Joseph/C. Skinner/Giovanna S.

Music Ministry – 12/13 Nov 16

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

 


PARISH NEWS

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, 31 October and Cup Day Tuesday, 1 November.

CONFIRMATION, 10:30AM MASS, 23 OCT 16
We are very happy to welcome our new Regional Bishop Mark Edwards OMI at the 10:30am Mass this Sunday, 23rd October. He is here to confirm 8 Children from the Sunday School Programme.

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.
Daily in the month of October

Rosary every night Monday to Friday at 6:30pm in the church.

Saturday and Sunday Rosary is prayed before evening Mass.

23 Oct 10:30am Confirmation Mass
30 Oct 10:30am Multicultural Mass
  1 Nov Feast of All Saints
  2 Nov All Souls’ Day
19/20 Nov Feast of the King. End of Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy
26/27 Nov 1st Sunday of Advent

 

MULTICULTURAL MASS
Parishioners are reminded that our Multicultural Mass will be held on Sunday, 30th October at 10:30am. This is a wonderful occasion where the different communities in our parish family celebrate as one. Flag bearers representing the different nations and those participating in the Liturgy are required to attend a Rehearsal in the Church on Saturday, 29th October at 10:30am. We also request that every family attending brings a plate of traditional food to share. It is also an opportunity to dress in your national dress. Thank you.

GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The first meeting of the Good Samaritan Ministry is being held at the Community Centre on October 27 at 7:30pm. If you would like to join the Ministry you are welcome to attend. If you require further details please call Anita on 0411 772 320.

REMINDER TO READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION
If you have not returned your Availability Form for Christmas/New Year would you please return your reply no later than October 30th. We need this form to prepare the next roster.  Can you either drop off the form at the Sacristy or email your responses to the parish office at HoppersCrossing@cam.org.au or stpeters@westnet.com.au. Thank you for your help.

POLISH & FILIPINO MASSES
Please note that the Polish Mass will not be held on the 1st Sunday in November; it will be held on Sunday November 13th.  There will be no Filipino Mass in October.  Filipino Mass will resume on 27th November.

PIETY STORE
Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars ($9), Divine Mercy Pocket Calendars ($8), 6 copies only of "God's Word 2017" ($16),

Religious Christmas Cards, in English $3 packet of 8 cards, in Vietnamese and in Polish $2.50 packet of 8 cards. Italian cards are on order.

DAWN MASS NOVENA, 16-24 DECEMBER 2016
This will be the 21st year our parish will celebrate the Dawn Mass Novena in preparation for Christmas. The Novena Mass is held at 5:00am every morning for nine consecutive days, starting on the 16th and concluding on the 24th December. Our parish prayer group organises this by coordinating with our parishioners, other groups in our parish, prayer group benefactors and others from neighbouring parishes who attend the dawn Mass every year. Their generosity provides a festive breakfast for everyone who attends the dawn Mass. If any of you would like to be a part of this breakfast by either providing food or wish to donate towards it please contact Josephine at the parish office on 9749 4300 or email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. If you would like to be one of the sponsors for breakfast, please put your name down on sheets that will be available in the foyer from the first weekend of November. You can choose a day to suit you from 16th to 24th December. Thank you.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
There will be a Special Collection at all masses this weekend for World Mission Sunday. Thank you for your support.

ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL: CLOSING OF HOLY DOOR
Sunday 20 November, 11:00am at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Cathedral Place, East Melbourne. To coincide with the closing of the Holy Door in the Basilica of St Peter at the Vatican, the Holy Door of Mercy at St Patrick’s Cathedral will be closed by Archbishop Denis Hart on 20 November, the feast of Christ the King. Those wishing to pass through the Holy Door for the final time may do so prior to the

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER
Universal: That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.
Evangelization: That World Mission Day may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
God never stops wanting our good, even when we sin. Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

31st Oct No School – Curriculum Day
1st Nov No School – Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
15th Dec Prep – Year 4 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm
16th Dec Year 5 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Curtis Valentine, Simplicio (Sr.) Caolboy and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Glen Maple, Jason McLoughlin, Joseph Spiteri, Sylvia Shucroft, Zlatko & Marija Lesicar and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lydia Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Glenna Pereira, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Dominic D’Lima, Yvonne Clayton, Nicole Monte Silva, Diane Cameron, Frances Taylor, Dorothy Martin, Vinn Beasely, Milton Roberts, Bob Meehan, Lynne Worsley, Rose Shepherd, Rosalita Rances, Maria Milagros Baltero, Lyn Aquino, Ashlee Hodges, Therese Hall, Lillian Flynn, Liam Parr and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters – 30 Oct 16

Bill Coghlan / Kevin McLoughlin / John Walsh

Readers – 29/30 Oct 16

  6:00pm Jeffrey Poppen
  8:30am Lerna Vasquez
10:30am MULTICULTURAL MASS
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 29/30 Oct 16

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / R&A D’Souza / S. Albuquerque
  8:30am C Coelho/K English/G Sharman/R Johnson
10:30am MULTICULTURAL MASS
  5:00pm C. Skinner / S. Joseph / M&D Etiennette

Music Ministry – 22/23 Oct 16

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

 

 

PARISH NEWS

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.
Daily in the month of October

Rosary every night Monday to Friday at 6:30pm in the church.

Saturday and Sunday Rosary is prayed before evening Mass.

23 Oct 10:30am Confirmation Mass
30 Oct 10:30am Multicultural Mass


CONFIRMATION, 10:30AM MASS, 23 OCT 16
We are very happy to welcome our new Regional Bishop Mark Edwards OMI at the 10:30am Mass next Sunday, 23rd October. He is here to confirm 8 Children from the Sunday School Programme. Please keep in mind that there may be a larger than normal attendance at this Mass.

POLISH & FILIPINO MASSES
Please note that the Polish Mass will not be held on the 1st Sunday in November; it will be held on Sunday November 13th.  There will be no Filipino Mass in October.  Filipino Mass will resume on 27th November.

HOBSONS BAY NO INTEREST LOAN SCHEME (NILS)
This is a volunteer organisation auspiced by the St. Vincent de Paul Society and has been making affordable loans (up to $1000) available to people on low income. If you would like more information, please contact Leo Wandersmith on 9734 7978.

MULTICULTURAL MASS
Parishioners are reminded that our Multicultural Mass will be held on Sunday, 30th  October at 10:30am. This is a wonderful occasion where the different communities in our parish family celebrate as one. Flag bearers representing the different nations and those participating in the Liturgy are required to attend a Rehearsal in the Church on Saturday, 29th October at 10:30am. We also request that every family attending brings a plate of traditional food to share. It is also an opportunity to dress in your national dress. Thank you.

ROSARY IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
Parishioners are reminded that the Rosary is prayed in church every night during the month of October. Monday to Friday the Rosary is prayed at 6:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays, the Rosary is prayed before evening Mass. Please join us.

REMINDER TO READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION
If you have not returned your Availability Form for Christmas/New Year would you please return your reply no later than October 30th. We need this form to prepare the next roster.  Can you either drop off the form at the Sacristy or email your responses to the parish office at HoppersCrossing@cam.org.au or stpeters@westnet.com.au. Thank you for your help.

CHILD SAFE STANDARDS
We are in the process of implementing the upcoming Child Safe Standards required by the Victorian Government to be in place by 1 January 2017.  In the coming months we will be working with our parish groups and leadership teams to build on the child safety measures we already have in place in our community, to understand that the emphasis of these new legislative requirements is to effect further cultural change, helping with change in attitudes towards, and increase the awareness of, society’s obligations to the safety of our children.   Parents are responsible for the safety of their children when they bring them to church. In this context we wish to remind parents of young children to ensure that they are accompanied by one of the parents or adult siblings when they use the toilets in the Church Hall.  If you have any concerns – please report them to Fr. Pius or Dcn. Charles. Thank you for your support in keeping our children safe.

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER
Universal: That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.
Evangelization: That World Mission Day may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Our Lady also wants to bring the great gift of Jesus to us all; and with him she brings us his love, his peace, and his joy. Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Invest in your most precious asset......Your Marriage! Forget life’s tensions and interruptions and rekindle the closeness, intimacy, love and romance that brought you together. Recharge your relationship batteries and explore the precious nature of your marriage, allowing you both to share your 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.
2016 Melbourne weekend dates : 11-13 Nov
Starts 7pm on Friday. Ends 5pm Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided.
Information/Bookings: PH: Marianne & Marcel (03) 9733 0997
Email: vicbookings@wwme.org.au
Website: www.wwme.org.au

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

31st Oct No School – Curriculum Day
1st Nov No School – Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
15th Dec Prep – Year 4 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm
16th Dec Year 5 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Noel Noronha and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Peter D’Lima, Deodato Fernandes, Gustavo Fernandes, Prudencia Castellino, Kevin Michael Smith, Agnes Nelthropp, Phan Tao, Phan Nam, Phan Trieu, Victoria and William Lopez, Eardley Beck and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lydia Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Glenna Pereira, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Dominic D’Lima, Yvonne Clayton, Nicole Monte Silva, Diane Cameron, Frances Taylor, Dorothy Martin, Vinn Beasely, Milton Roberts, Bob Meehan, Lynne Worsley, Rose Shepherd, Rosalita Rances, Maria Milagros Baltero, Lyn Aquino, Ashlee Hodges, Therese Hall, Lillian Flynn and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 

Money Counters – 23 Oct 16

Royden D’Souza / Paul Mulquiney / Aloisio Sipiliano

Readers – 22/23 Oct 16

6:00pm Jennifer Reuter
8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
5:00pm Elenoa Eliepa

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 22/23 Oct 16

6:00pm A. D’Silva / B. Farrugia / Josie T. / Praful A.
8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / L. Jones /VOL
10:30am E. Mills / V. Firman / M&Z D’Mello
5:00pm E. Behrouzi / J&D Etiennette / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry – 22/23 Oct 16

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