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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be one of the sponsors for breakfast, please put your name down on sheets that are available in the foyer. You can choose a day to suit 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.
We pray for Fabian Bauer, Felicidad Enriquez, Daphne Wallace and all who died recently.
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.
Money Counters – 4 Dec 16
|Les Jones, Tini & Barrie Hope|
Readers –3/4 Dec 16
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
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|