GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY, 7 MAY
This weekend 6/7 May, we welcome Huy Nguyen from Corpus Christi College to our parish for Good Shepherd Sunday. He will give a reflection on vocations and his own experiences at the Masses over the weekend. Please pray for him and for men studying at the seminary and for vocations from our parish.
ROSARY DURING THE MONTH OF MAY
During the month of May, Rosary will be 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.
On the weekend of 6/7 May there will be a Bric-A-Brac Stall to support the Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service. Many items on sale including Knitted Knee Blankets, Scarves, Beanies and much more. We thank you very much for your support.
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.
Only two weeks. Must register now. Don't miss out n the menALIVE weekend retreat, a one-off event, being hosted by St. James the Apostle Parish in the Paulist Centre May 20-21. It will be a lifegiving, faith developing experience that has the potential to change your life.
Pick up a brochure from the back of the church or register on line www.menalive.org.au. For further details and/or enquiries please contact Peter O'Toole on 0410 330 864, or the St. James Parish Office on 9748 6800.
COMMUNION TO THE SICK MINISTERS are urgently needed for our Sunday rounds. If you are able to assist, please contact Bernadette Farrugia on 041 555 7864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPARITIONS OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
May 13 is the Centenary of the First Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. Pope Francis will canonise two of the Visionaries, Bl. Francisco and Bl. Jacinta Marto at Fatima that day. The Carpenters Shop invites male & female parishioners to join them in the Community Centre that morning at 7:45am to venerate Our Lady. A statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be carried in procession at 8:30am to the side chapel in the church where it will be available for veneration until 10:30am. If you wish to join us for breakfast at 7:20am, ring Les on 0401 541 666 or email Les at email@example.com. Numbers may be limited for the breakfast so contact Les early.
To mark this special occasion our Parish will make the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima available for veneration in the side Chapel, on the 13th of every month, commencing Saturday 13th May, the first apparition, until October, the last apparition. Kindly check the flyer on hall notice board for timetable. Pope Francis has declared a Special Indulgence for those venerating the Statue on these special days. The conditions for the Indulgence is set out on the notice next to the flyer in the hall.
BIBLE STUDY CLASS
Bible Study continues Monday May 8th from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch 7. All are welcome. Experience God’s Word in a different and interactive way. Enquiries call Royden on 0426071375.
Volunteers needed to help on the Piety Store after the 6:00pm Saturday Mass and after the 10:30 am and 5:00pm Sunday Masses. Contact Bev on 97492388.
PETER’S SCHOOL WALKATHON
This year the school is raising funds for outdoor furniture and equipment for the students. Fr. Pius will be joining the students in their Annual Walkathon on 15th May and we are requesting parishioners to support this fundraiser by sponsoring Fr. Pius. Sponsorship envelopes are available at the back of the church and in the hall. We thank you for your support.
MOTHER'S DAY – SUNDAY 14TH MAY
A special blessing will be given to mothers at all the weekend Masses
SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES
Parishioners, please note the following dates for children from St. Peter’s who will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these masses.
May 13th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 14th (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass
May 20th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 21st (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass
May 27th (Sat) – 6:00pm Mass
May 28th (Sun) – 10:30 am Mass
PREP ENROLMENT 2018
Interviews are on for Prep Enrolment 2018. For further information please contact the school office on 9749 1055.
Out of respect for the sacredness of the Blessed Sacrament and Mass, parishioners are kindly requested to remember to turn off their mobile phones when they enter church. Thank you.
GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times e.g. bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. Good Samaritan ministry offers a confidential service by volunteers drawn mainly from the parish community. The ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action, and the chance to grow and learn in relating to others. If you would like a visit from any of our team or would like to join the ministry, please call Anita on 0411 772 320.
We pray for Anna-Marie Medel, Victoria Sapiano, Molly Wilson, Glenis Mumford, Maria Husar and all who passed away recently.
We pray for Charlie and Ludgarda Caruana, Jesus Barrometro, Eardley Beck, Melville Lawrence, Peter Pole Fernando, Carmen Miave, Patricia Marcelo, Felix Tanato, Tupai Nanai, Molly Golding, Mary Hartshorn, Margaret Smith, Neville Smith, Maria Tanudjaja, Naomi Salvador, Nelia Veluz, Lewis Vella 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, Bennie Manninen, Louis Farrugia, Lisa Hassan, Rose Farrugia and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters 14 May 17
|Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard|
Readers – 13/14 May 17
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 13/14 May 17
|6:00pm||B. Farrugia / J. Tramonana / P&S Albuquerque|
|8:30am||B. Jones / C. Coelho / S. Gomez / K. McLoughlin|
|10:30am||Z. D’Mello / S. Colla / F. Caruana / S. DiB|
|5:00pm||J/D/A Etiennette / volunteer|
Music Ministry 13/14 May 17
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|
|5:00pm||Shepherds of Christ|