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 before evening Mass
9th Oct 9:30am Living Rosary.
14th Oct 7:00pm Volunteers’ Thanksgiving Mass.
23 Oct 10:30am Confirmation Mass
30 Oct 10:30am Multicultural Mass


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.

LIVING ROSARY
To celebrate the feast of Our Lady of The Rosary, the Sisters & Brothers of Two Hearts are conducting the Living Rosary in our parish. This will be held at 9:30am on Sunday, 9th October. All are invited to attend this celebration.

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. Thank you for your help.

LIFE MARRIAGE & FAMILY SUNDAY (Previously Respect for Life Sunday)
As an introduction to Pope Francis’ exhortation “The Joy of Love”, the Life Marriage & Family Office have introduced a booklet called Walking with Families which will be available in the Church and Hall this weekend. Please take a copy with you. There is also a Video which can be viewed at: www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily. We encourage you to share these resources with anyone you think would find them helpful.

VOLUNTEERS’ THANKSGIVING MASS
As a thankyou to all our Parish Volunteers, whether you are on a roster or helping our parish in any capacity, a special Thanksgiving Mass will be held on Friday, October 14th at 7:00pm, followed by fellowship. Please bring a plate to share. Thank you.

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.

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.

ST JAMES FETE
Saturday 15 October, 10:00am to 4:00pm on the church grounds at 336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing North. Rides and lots of stalls including white elephant, plants, cakes, kids craft, photo booth, charm bracelet making, craft, spinning wheel, BBQ, fairy floss, snow cones and a silent auction. Come and join in the fun.

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
Lord Jesus, cast forth the shadow of your cross over peoples at war: may they learn the way of reconciliation, dialogue and forgiveness.
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

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Jerry Borja, Mary Rivera and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Edward Macedo, Gregorio De Torres Jr., Frank Davidson, Teklu Ayam, Gnanavalan Carvalho, Frank Butler, Charles Francisco, Tania Pace & Baby Charlie Pace, Leonor Lopez, Leonicia Salalila, Camilo Ferrer, Giuse Phan Van 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  and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters – 16 Oct 16

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope


Readers – 15/16 Oct 16

6:00pm Agnes D’Lima
8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
5:00pm Angelique Etiennette


Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
15/16 Oct 16

6:00pm D. Fernandez / L&R Wandersmith / S. Martis
8:30am Karen F. / B. Jones / C. Coelho / G. Siccita
10:30am L. OrTega / S. Delos Reyos / A& Cortez
5:00pm D,J & M Etiennette / E Behrouzi


Music Ministry – 15/16 Oct 16

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

 

PARISH NEWS

 

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us for a sumptuous breakfast and interesting discussion each Saturday from 7:20am to 8:30am.

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 before evening Mass

1st October Healing Mass, 2:00pm to 4:30pm.
3rd October Baptism Formation Meeting, 7:00pm in Church.
7th October First Friday Mass and adoration, 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
8th October Final Multicultural Mass Planning Meeting at 10:00am in meeting room off church hall.
9th October 9:30am Living Rosary

 

VOLUNTEERS’ THANKSGIVING MASS
As a thankyou to all our Parish Volunteers, whether you are on a roster or helping our parish in any capacity, a special Thanksgiving Mass will be held on Friday, October 14th at 7:00pm, followed by fellowship. Please bring a plate to share. Thank you.

LADIES OF OUR PARISH – ALTAR SOCIETY
We have a small band of Ladies who every week see that the Altar of Our Lord is always fresh and clean. We make sure that the Brass is gleaming, Holy Water Fonts are sparkling and have fresh Holy Water, that Altar Linen is clean and pressed and in Ordinary Time, make sure that there are a few flowers around. We are seeking some more assistance. "Would you like to help?" It takes approx. 1-1/2 hours about every 8 weeks or so, on a roster system. If you would like to help or know more about this service, please ring Bernice on 9749-2812.

ROSARY IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
Parishioners are invited to come to the church every night during the month of October to pray the Rosary. Monday to Friday the Rosary will be prayed at 6.30pm. Saturdays and Sundays, the Rosary will be prayed before evening Mass.  For further information contact Josephine at the parish office on 9749 4300 / email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au

LIVING ROSARY
The Living Rosary will be held at 9:30am on Sunday, 9th October.  More information in next week’s bulletin.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Don’t forget our Sausage Sizzle after all masses this weekend !!

DECK CHAIRS for sale at $3 each. Contact Margaret on 0456 914 652 if you’re interested.

FILIPINO MASS
Please note that there will be No Filipino Masses for the months of September and October 2016.  Filipino mass will resume on 27th November 2016.

MULTICULTURAL MASS
The final planning meeting of the Multicultural Mass celebration will be held in the meeting room off the church hall at 10:00am on Saturday, 8 October 2016.  All are welcome to attend.

POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER
Universal
Centrality of the Human Person. That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.

Evangelization
Mission to Evangelize. That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their mission to evangelize.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Let us imitate Mother Teresa who made works of mercy the guide of her life and the path towards holiness. Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter.

SOCIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH
We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 25 September. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘A place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society’ and it asks us to celebrate the value, dignity and significant contributions of older people to the life of the community.

THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES: MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT SEMINAR
Sunday 16 October, 9am–5pm - Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne.
This marriage enrichment seminar is based on The five love languages, the international bestseller by Dr Gary Chapman, which has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. We all express and experience love differently. The five love languages is a tool that helps men and women understand ways to express and experience love. Many of us need help recognising our own and our spouse’s primary love language. Speaking the right love language can make all the difference, especially in a marriage! Deb and Paul Cochran will be the main presenters for the day. They have been married for 28 years and involved in marriage ministry for 18 years. Cost: $35
Registration: https://trybooking.com/MDZU
Details: Life, Marriage and Family Office on 9287 5587 or lmf@cam.org.au

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

3rd Oct No School for children – Curriculum Day
4th Oct Term 4 commences – 8:45am

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Alenita Carpio, Marites Nunez and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Rosy D’Souza, Susana Garcia, Angela Cruz, Natalie Julia Tauai, Allen Jude Platel, Annie & Melville Lawrence 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 and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

 Money Counters – 2 Oct 16

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 1/2 Oct 16

6:00pm Alan White
8:30am Buxton Thomas
10:30am Venue Iuta
5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 1/2 Oct 16

6:00pm J. White / Josie T. / J. Poppen / H. Durski
8:30am J Thomas / Karen F. / G Sharman / C Coelho
10:30am M. Naufahu / S. Sipilliano / N&R Golaw
5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / J&D Etiennette

 

Music Ministry – 1/2 Oct 16

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

 

 


PARISH NEWS

 

FROM FR PIUS
I am happy to announce the new principal for our school from January 2017 onwards and I thank you all for your prayers seeking God's guidance in this appointment. Mrs Karen Wilson who is our parishioner volunteering with the Children's Liturgy ministry, has been a teacher for many years at St Peters and has held various roles of leadership, currently in the role of acting principal in the absence of Mr McGrath. We wish her every blessing in the new role as principal where she will lead St Peters Primary to greater heights with the Grace of God and support of our St Peters community.

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us for a sumptuous breakfast and interesting discussion each Saturday from 7:20am to 8:30am.

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 at 6.30pm in the church


LADIES OF OUR PARISH – ALTAR SOCIETY
We have a small band of Ladies who every week see that the Altar of Our Lord is always fresh and clean. We make sure that the Brass is gleaming, Holy Water Fonts are sparkling and have fresh Holy Water, that Altar Linen is clean and pressed and in Ordinary Time, make sure that there are a few flowers around. We are seeking some more assistance. "Would you like to help?" It takes approx. 1-1/2 hours about every 8 weeks or so, on a roster system. If you would like to help or know more about this service, please ring Bernice on 9749-2812.

ROSARY IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
Parishioners are invited to come to the church every night at 6.30pm in the month of October and pray the Rosary as a group. For further information contact Josephine at the parish office on 9749 4300 / email hopperscrossing@cam.org.au

FILIPINO MASS
Please note that there will be No Filipino Masses for the months of September and October 2016.  Filipino mass will resume on 27th November 2016.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Thank you to all the parishioners who supported our last sausage sizzle. We raised $616.60. Our next sausage sizzle will be after all masses on the weekend of 24/25 September. We look forward to serving you our delicious sausages again.

DECK CHAIRS for sale at $3 each. Contact Margaret on 0456 914 652 if you’re interested.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

3rd Oct No School for children – Curriculum Day
4th Oct Term 4 commences – 8:45am

 

POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER
Universal
Centrality of the Human Person. That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.

Evangelization
Mission to Evangelize. That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their mission to evangelize.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Let us imitate Mother Teresa who made works of mercy the guide of her life and the path towards holiness. Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter.

SOCIAL SERVICES SUNDAY is observed across the Archdiocese on Sunday 18 September 2016. It is an opportunity to reflect on our commitment to love of neighbour. As Pope Benedict XVI reminded us in his encyclical Deus Caritas Est: Love of neighbour, grounded in the love of God, is first and foremost a responsibility for each individual member of the faithful, but it is also a responsibility for the entire ecclesial community at every level…

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Renato Bernardo, Paul Hallinan, Mary Rivera, Lina Montoneri, and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Norma Lord, Margaret Rajaduran, William Menezes, George Weerakoon, Irene & David Matheson, Harry Smith, Serlazz Family, Cutajar Family, Edward Hallinan, Robert Mills, Tony Ceantor, Joe Galea, Harry Smith 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 and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS


Money Counters – 25 Sep 16

Royden D’Souza / Paul Mulquiney / Aloisio Sipiliano

Readers – 24/25 Sep 16

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 24/25 Sep 16

6:00pm S. D’Silva / Davy F. / P&S Albuquerque
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / L. Jones /VOL
10:30am Sally DiB / Z. D’Mello / V. Firman / E. Mills
5:00pm S. Simangan / J&M Etiennette / VOL

 Music Ministry – 24/25   Sep 16

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


PARISH NEWS

 

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us for a sumptuous breakfast and interesting discussion each Saturday from 7:20am to 8:30am.

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.
Saturday 17 Sept 2:00PM The Brothers of Two Hearts will present for us ‘The Greatest Miracle’ Bring along your kids and grandkids too, this movie is for all ages.

 

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING – SEPTEMBER
Please note that as the Mass/Novena for The Nativity of Our Lady is being held on Monday the 5th September, the next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on Monday, 12th September 2016 at 7:00pm in the church.

FILIPINO MASS
Please note that there will be No Filipino Masses for the months of September and October 2016.  Filipino mass will resume on 27th November 2016.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, PIETY STALL, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy. Thank you.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION SEMINAR, ST. JAMES, 336 DERRIMUT ROAD, HOPPERS CROSSING
Facilitated by FR . ELIO CAPRA sdb
Is the Mass Necessary in the 21st Century – Eucharist as the Sacrament of Real Presence. Tue, 13 September, 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER VIDEO PRESENTATION
The Brothers of Two Hearts will present for us ‘The Greatest Miracle’ on Saturday the 17th September – commencing with Adoration and Praise & Worship at 2:00pm in the church, movie at 2:30pm, concluding at 4:30pm followed by fellowship in the Community Centre.  Please come along with family and friends and be blessed. Bring along your kids and grandkids too, this movie is for all ages.

CHILD PROTECTION SUNDAY
The Australian Catholic Church's Child Protection Sunday again falls at the end of the national Child Protection Week campaign, stressing the importance of primary prevention to reduce chlld abuse and neglect in Australia."

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

15th Sep PTS – School finishes at 12 noon
16th Sep Last day of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm
3rd Oct No School for children – Curriculum Day
4th Oct Term 4 commences – 8:45am

 

POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER
Universal
Centrality of the Human Person. That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.

Evangelization
Mission to Evangelize. That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their mission to evangelize.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Let us imitate Mother Teresa who made works of mercy the guide of her life and the path towards holiness. Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Shirley Marx and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Tolentino Padayo, Evelyn Roussety, Cutbert Alves, Thomas Cobb, Agatha Azzopardi, Marina Dela Rosa, Kathleen Alexander, Torrington & Annie de Hoedt, Tyrone van Dort, Carmen & Claude La Brooy, Lorenz La Brooy, Jeffrey Mulholland, Brenda Arnolda, Reginald & Lydia Bulner, Chandra Francis, Trevor Candappa, Winston & Ralston Ephraums, Glenville & Florence Ephraums, St. John de Hoedt, Wilma Werkmeister, Sylvia Dominic, Dora Muller, Rev Sr Mary Maurice, Rev Fr Beocchi, John de Rozario and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for 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, Renato Bernardo, Vin Beasely, Milton Roberts, Bob Meehan and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 18 Sep 16

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

Readers – 17/18 Sep 16

6:00pm Angela Francis
8:30am Sunil Vaz
10:30am Sibrina Anthony
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 17/18 Sep 16

6:00pm L&R Wandersmith / B. Farrugia / S. Martis
  8:30am C. Coelho / R. Johnson / K. Fernandes / VOL
10:30am l. Ortega / S Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
5:00pm S. Joseph / G. Siccita / Volunteer / D. Etiennette

 

Music Ministry –   17/18 Sep 16

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

 


A BLESSING FOR ALL FATHERS

God our Father, we give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old.
We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation;
May they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.
We pray for our own fathers around the world whose children are lost or suffering; May they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.
We pray for men who are not fathers, but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice.
We remember fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers who are no longer with us, but who live forever in our memories and nourish us with their love.
Amen.


PARISH NEWS

BL (MOTHER) TERESA OF KOLKATA will be canonised tonight Sep 4 at a ceremony starting at 6:00pm Melbourne time. The ceremony can be seen at www.ewtn.com/multimedia/live.asp. and clicking on Watch Live.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

31st Aug to 8th Sep Nativity of Our Lady Novena every evening at 7:00pm (refer to timetable).
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.


FILIPINO MASS
Please note that there will be no Filipino Masses for the months of September and October 2016.  Filipino mass will resume on 27th November 2016.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, PIETY STALL, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy. Thank you.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING – SEPTEMBER
Please note that as the Mass/Novena for The Nativity of Our Lady is being held on Monday the 5th September, the next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on Monday, 12th September 2016 at 7:00pm in the church.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

15th Sep PTS – School finishes at 12 noon
16th Sep Last day of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm
3rd Oct No School for children – Curriculum Day
4th Oct Term 4 commences – 8:45am

 

ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY APPEAL FOR THE PRIESTS RETIREMENT FOUNDATION
This appeal will be conducted at all masses this weekend. The appeal helps raise funds to enable the Foundation to care for our priests who are in retirement by way of providing them with accommodation, medical care and support.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION SEMINAR, ST. JAMES, 336 DERRIMUT ROAD, HOPPERS CROSSING
Facilitated by FR . ELIO CAPRA sdb
Is the Mass Necessary in the 21st Century – Eucharist as the Sacrament of Real Presence. Tuesday, 13 September, 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER VIDEO PRESENTATION
The Brothers of Two Hearts will present for us ‘The Greatest Miracle’ on Saturday the 17th September – commencing with Adoration and Praise & Worship at 2pm in the church, movie at 2:30pm, concluding at 4:30pm followed by fellowship in the Community Centre.  Please come along with family and friends and be blessed.

TIMETABLE FOR NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA

Day 4 Sat 3 Sept 6:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 5 Sun 4 Sep 5:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 6 Mon 5 Sept 7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 7 Tue 6 Sep 7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 8 Wed 7 Sep

7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to the Rosary

Day 9 Thu 8 Sept:           

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer

Supper afterwards – please bring plate of finger food to share

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.


RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Alex Coelho, Hayden Morris and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Norma Lord, Raymond Linning, Mary Davidson, Michael Bloxham, Gwenda and Gary Cannard, Joseph Varkey, Beatrice Thomas, France Dalais, Paul Martyn Webb, Rene & Lydie Honore, Pierre Edwige, Maxime Odette, Guy Duval, Jack Keane, Jack Watson, Afra & Isidonio Fernandes, Judith & Sebastian D’Cruz and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Dominic D’Lima, Yvonne Clayton, Nicole Monte Silva, Diane Cameron, Frances Taylor, Dorothy Martin and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters  11 Sep 16

Andy & Celine Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 10/11 Sep 16

6:00pm Davy Fernandez
8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Martia Naufahu
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 10/11 Sep 16

6:00pm M. Maple / J. Tramontana / A&J White
  8:30am Kevin McL /K English /G Sharman / G Siccita
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / Sally DiB / C. Morcom
5:00pm D&J Etiennette / 2 X VOLUNTEERS’

 

Music Ministry 10/11 Sep 16

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

OUR PARISH YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS GROUP – for children who are 10 years and older and adults who are 30 years and younger. The Brothers and Sisters of Two Hearts are helping in the formation of this group in our parish.  The Brothers and Sisters will help you grow in your faith journey with a lot of fun, music and games as you gather each Sunday night from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in our parish hall.  We invite all of you – children, teenagers, adults – to come along and enjoy your evening with the Brothers and Sisters of Two Hearts with prayer, fun, games and pizza.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER 2016
Rosters are available for collection from the hall this weekend. Please collect your copy. Thank you.

PIETY STALL Rosters for September, October and November are now available in the Hall.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

31st Aug to 8th Sep Nativity of Our Lady Novena every evening at 7:00pm (refer to timetable).
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.


BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING – SEPTEMBER 16
Please note that as the Mass/Novena for The Nativity of Our Lady is being held on Monday the 5th September, the next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on Monday, 12th September 16 at 7:00pm in the church.

ROSTERS for Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers are available in the hall for collection.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

15th Sep PTS – School finishes at 12 noon
16th Sep Last day of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm
4th Oct No School for children – Curriculum Day
5th Oct Term 4 commences – 8:45am


ADULT FAITH FORMATION SEMINAR, ST. JAMES, 336 DERRIMUT ROAD, HOPPERS CROSSING,
Facilitated by FR . ELIO CAPRA sdb
Is the Mass Necessary in the 21st Century – Eucharist as the Sacrament of Real Presence. Tuesday, 13 September, 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY APPEAL FOR THE PRIESTS RETIREMENT FOUNDATION
This appeal will be conducted on the weekend of 4/5 September. The appeal helps raise funds to enable the Foundation to care for our priests who are in retirement by way of providing them with accommodation, medical care and support.

A PAPAL MISSIONARY OF MERCY COMING TO RICHMOND
Fr Richard Shortall SJ, who is one of 1000 priests commissioned by Pope Francis as a Missionary of Mercy for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, will visit the Richmond churches of St Ignatius and St James on 3 and 4 September. He is known internationally as the MOM on Wheels because he travels around the NSW Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in a motor home, visiting communities where there is a church but no resident priest. Fr Richard will speak about this innovative ministry during the homily at all Masses over that weekend.
Dates: Saturday 3 September 6pm, St Ignatius, 326 Church Street, Richmond.
Sunday 4 September 9.30am, St Ignatius, 326 Church Street, Richmond.
Sunday 4 September 10.30am, St James, 162 Kent Street, Richmond North

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 Bernadette on 0415 557 864 as soon as possible. Thank you.

Day 1 Wed 31 Aug

7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to the Rosary

Day 2 Thu 1 Sept 7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 3 Fri 2 Sept

7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer

First Friday. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament held prior to Rosary and will continue until 10:00pm

Day 4 Sat 3 Sept 6:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 5 Sun 4 Sep 5:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 6 Mon 5 Sept 7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 7 Tue 6 Sep 7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 8 Wed 7 Sep

7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to the Rosary

Day 9 Thu 8 Sept:           

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer

Supper afterwards – please bring plate of finger food to share

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.

 

SISTER JEAN  AND JOSEPH`S CORNER COUNSELLING  SERVICE wish to thank Fr. Pius and all the Parishioners  of  St. Peters  for sponsoring their stall last weekend.  They made $900, which is a great result. Thank you and God Bless you all.

SUNDAY, 28 AUGUST is the national observance day for Migrants & Refugees.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Restituto Cabunilas, Antonino Co, Angelo Biviano and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for France Donaldson, Natividad Medel, Harold Pountney, Gracy D’Souza, VictoriaTeng, Carmela Pace and Joseph Pace, Andrew Mulquinney, Walter Reid, Michele Scrofani, Sebastiano Siccita and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Alex Coelho, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Maria Failla, Virginia Kallio, Yvonne Clayton, Renato Bernardo, Milton Roberts, Tanuj Patel, John Stewart, Winifred Hulme, Vin Beasley, Bob Meehan, Rosalita Rances, Wagner Javelona, Dominic D’Lima, Yvonne Clayton, Nicole Monte Silva and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters 4 Sep 16

Bill Coghlan / Kevin McLoughlin / John Walsh

Readers – 3/4 Sep 16

6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
8:30am Josephine Thomas
10:30am Giovanna Siccita
  5:00pm Elenoa Eliepa

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 3/4 Sep 16

6:00pm H. Durski / J. Poppen / R&A D’Souza
  8:30am B. Thomas / L&B Jones / K. Fernandes
10:30am E. Mills / N. Costa / S. Sipilliano / V. Firman
5:00pm E Behrouzi/S Joseph/C Skinner/J Etiennette

 

Music Ministry 3/4 Sep 16

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

 

 

 


PARISH NEWS

 

OUR PARISH YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS GROUP – for children who are 10 years and older and adults who are 30 years and younger.
The Brothers and Sisters of Two Hearts are helping in the formation of this group in our parish.  The Brothers and Sisters will help you grow in your faith journey with a lot of fun, music and games as you gather each Sunday night from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in our parish hall.  We invite all of you – children, teenagers, adults – to come along and enjoy your evening with the Brothers and Sisters of Two Hearts with prayer, fun, games and pizza.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER 2016
Rosters are available for collection from the hall this weekend. Please collect your copy. Thank you.

MONSTER GARAGE SALE, SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST
We are looking for saleable goods in excellent condition. If you would like to drop off items, the sheds will be open this Sunday 21st August between 10:00am and 11:30pm, or to arrange a pick up, ring Kevin on 9748 9494.

PIETY STALL Rosters for September, October and November are now available in the Hall.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

31st Aug to 8th Sep Nativity of Our Lady Novena every evening at 7:00pm (refer to timetable).
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.

 

JOSEPH’S CORNER COUNSELLING SERVICE SHOP
There will be a stall in the hall at all Masses this weekend featuring Bric-a Brac, knitting and crochet goods from Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service shop "MERRIJIG" in Yarraville. The shop raises funds to help keep the Counselling Service going. The Free Service is for Partners and Family members of people affected by addiction. If you can find something to purchase at the stall, you will be helping to keep this service continuing.

MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING
Please note that the next Multicultural Mass planning meeting will be held on Saturday, 27 August 2016 at 10:15am in the meeting room off the church hall.  We invite any parishioner who is interested to come to this meeting – you do not have to be a part of any parish group, anyone is welcome to attend this meeting and help with the planning of the celebration. We want to make sure that representatives from each of the different communities are available, so please do come.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING – SEPTEMBER 16
Please note that as the Mass/Novena for The Nativity of Our Lady is being held on Monday the 5th September, the next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on Monday, 12th September 16 at 7:00pm in the church. 

ROSTERS for Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers are available in the hall for collection.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

15th Sep PTS – School finishes at 12 noon
16th Sep Last day of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm
4th Oct No School for children – Curriculum Day
5th Oct Term 4 commences – 8:45am

 

MARIAN COLLEGE, SUNSHINE WEST will celebrate a combined reunion on Saturday 10th September 1 - 4pm at Marian College (enter via Gate 3) for former students who graduated in the years 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2006. Former Marian College staff are also welcomed to attend.

PUBLIC TALK: TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT HUMAN LOVE AND SEXUALITY
Wednesday 24 August, 7:00pm (Flyer on our noticeboard in the hall). Waterman Business Centre, 64 Victor Crescent, Narre Warren. Author Dr Gerard O’Shea will present this talk, ‘Talking to your child about human love and sexuality’, providing guidelines for parents in educating their children during the years of innocence and puberty, with proven approaches for progressively building the foundations of sexual integrity. Cost: Free. Details and RSVP: 0419 415 383 or info@harkawayhills.vic.edu.au

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 Bernadette on 0415 557 864 as soon as possible. Thank you.

Day 1 Wed 31 Aug

7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to the Rosary

Day 2 Thu 1 Sept 7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 3 Fri 2 Sept

7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer

First Friday. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament held prior to Rosary and will continue until 10:00pm

Day 4 Sat 3 Sept 6:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 5 Sun 4 Sep 5:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 6 Mon 5 Sept 7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 7 Tue 6 Sep 7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer
Day 8 Wed 7 Sep

7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to the Rosary

Day 9 Thu 8 Sept:           

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

7:00pm – Mass & Rosary/Novena Prayer

Supper afterwards – please bring plate of finger food to share

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.

 

RECENTLY DECEASED:   We pray for Angela Tabone, David Daborn, Dolores Matthews, Marites Nuijez and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES: We pray for Eileen Harper, Olive Barber, Anthony Bulbrook, Pasqua Viterbo, Precila Lanticse, Zenaida Suico, Abundio & Lourdu Lahay lahay, Kitty & Johny Dalton, Lourdes Ramos, Bonnie Coghlan, Martolo & D’Agata, families and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: We pray for Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Alex Coelho, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Maria Failla, Virginia Kallio, Yvonne Clayton, Renato Bernardo, Milton Roberts, Tanuj Patel, , John Stewart, Winifred Hulme, Vin Beasley, Bob Meehan, Rosalita Rances, Wagner Javelona, Dominic D’Lima and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

 

Money Counters 28 Aug 16

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 27/28 Aug 16

6:00pm Ria Wandersmith
8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 27/28 Aug 16

6:00pm Leo W. / B. Farrugia / M. Maple / S. Martis
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / L. Jones / VOL
10:30am C. Morcom / S. DiBenedetto / M&Z D’Mello
5:00pm S&I Simangan / E. Behrouzi / VOLUNTEER

 Music Ministry 27/28 Aug 16

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

 

 


PARISH NEWS

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FR. PIUS
Dear Fr. Pius, we your parishioners wish you a very Happy Birthday for the 7th of August.  May God shower abundant blessings on you for many more happy years to come.  We pray for good health and strength as you continue to be a blessing to all God’s people.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION – 15 AUGUST 2016 HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Morning Mass at 8:30am
School Mass at 10:00am
Evening Mass at 7:00pm.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

3rd Sep 2:00pm Healing Mass & Adoration
15th Aug Feast of the Assumption. Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm
31st Aug to 8th Sep Nativity of Our Lady Novena every evening at 7:00pm.   Timetable to follow.

 

PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Parishioners, please note that from August, we will say a small prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at all weekend masses, imploring God for peace and mercy during these troubling times in our world.

CATHOLIC CARE
There will be a special collection after all masses next  weekend for CatholicCare who assist families who are struggling or in distress. We thank you for your support.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

15th Sep PTS – School finishes at 12 noon
16th Sep Last day of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm
4th Oct No School for children – Curriculum Day
5th Oct Term 4 commences – 8:45am

 

NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis reminds us of the need of our world for mercy. Let us pray that we will reflect the merciful love of the Father by our words, actions and prayers. Let us also pray that more young people will take up the challenge to be "Stewards of Mercy" in the vocations of priesthood and consecrated life.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE, 13/14 AUGUST
The Fundraising Committee will hold a Sausage Sizzle after all Masses on the weekend of 13/14 August. Please stop by to say hi to the Margaret and her team and enjoy a sausage in bread.

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

JOSEPH’S CORNER COUNSELLING SERVICE SHOP
There will be a stall in the hall at all Masses on the weekend of 20/21 August featuring Bric-a Brac, knitting and crochet goods from Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service shop "MERRIJIG" in Yarraville. The shop raises funds to help keep the Counselling Service going. The Free Service is for Partners and Family members of people affected by addiction. If you can find something to purchase at the stall, you will be helping to keep this service continuing.

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
Universal: That sport may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.
Evangelization: That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty and love of neighbour.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
God is inviting you to dream: He wants to show you that you can make the world a different place.

OUR LADY OF TA’ PINU SHRINE: CELEBRATIONS FOR THE ASSUMPTION
Sunday 14 August, 2pm
Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu Shrine, 15 Flanagans Drive, Merrimu (Bacchus Marsh)
Join us for Mass, a Rosary procession and Benediction, led by Bishop Emeritus Hilton Deakin, to celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. The ceremony will conclude with the Presentation of the Children for parents who wish to present their children to Our Lady. Those registering will receive a commemorative certificate.
Details and registration: 5367 7006 or infotapinu@optusnet.com.au
Website: www.tapinushrine-australia.org

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Teresa Fernandes and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Umberto Princi, Maria, Anna, Carolo, Matha and Phillip Nguyen, Ethelrida and Emeterio Cahoy Sr, Jennifer Martin, Margaret Hartshorn, Patricia Hartshorn, Victoria Fava, Lolita Lopez, Felicisima Bacani and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Alex Coelho, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Maria Failla, Virginia Kallio, Yvonne Clayton, Renato Bernardo, Milton Roberts, Tanuj Patel, David Daborn, John Stewart, Winifred Hulme and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

 

Money Counters 14 Aug 16

Andy & Cecille Fernando / Kitty Stuttard

Readers – 13/14 Aug 16

6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
8:30am Lionel D’Cruz
10:30am Sibrina Anthony
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 13/14 Aug 16

6:00pm Davy F./B. Farrugia / J. Poppen / E. Dalton
  8:30am L&B Jones / K. English
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / Sally DiB / N. Costa
5:00pm E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / I. Simangan / VOL

Music Ministry 13/14  Aug 16

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

 


PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

1st August 7:00pm Baptism Formation Meeting
5th August 7:00 to 10:00pm First Friday Mass & Adoration
6th August 2:00 to 4:30pm Healing Mass
31st Aug to 8th Sep Nativity of Our Lady Novena every evening at 7:00pm
3rd Sep 2:00pm Healing Mass & Adoration

 

PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Parishioners, please note that from August, we will say a small prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at all weekend masses, imploring God for peace and mercy during these troubling times in our world.

SICK LIST
The sick list is reviewed at the end of each month.  Please contact the parish office at the start of each month to submit names for the sick as we are unable to keep a record of names for more than a month. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
We are looking for volunteers to assist our parish in the above Ministry. Ministers are needed for the 8:30am, 10:30am and 5:00pm Sunday Masses. If you are able to assist us in this Ministry, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email stpeters@westnet.com.au and leave contact details. Thank you.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

15th Sep PTS – School finishes at 12 noon
16th Sep Last day of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm
4th Oct No School for children – Curriculum Day
5th Oct Term 4 commences – 8:45am

 

NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK 2016
The theme for National Vocations Awareness Week this year is taken from the Year of Mercy, called by Pope Francis – ‘Stewards of Mercy’!  In the Church you will see the poster provided for this week.  Let us pray for more ‘Stewards of Mercy’ from our parish and local church.

JOSEPH`S CORNER COUNSELLING SERVICE SHOP
There will be a stall in the hall at all Masses on the weekend of 20/21 August featuring Bric-a Brac, knitting and crochet goods from Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service shop "MERRIJIG" in Yarraville. The shop raises funds to help keep the Counselling Service going. The Free Service is for Partners and Family members of people affected by addiction. If you can find something to purchase at the stall, you will be helping to keep this service continuing.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The next Meeting of the Hoppers Crossing Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society will be next Tuesday night (2nd August) at 7:30pm at St. Peter's Community Centre.

menALIVE in the City is an opportunity for men to get together and explore the things that matter. We are continuing our 2016 “menALIVE in The City” program at St Augustine’s Church, just a two minute walk from Southern Cross station. The topic is “Not Meant To Be Alone – How to have meaningful relationships”. The session will start at 6:00pm and run until 7:45pm sharp. The presenter is Peter Shakhovskoy, Co-Founder of menALIVE Ministries. Fr Vic Farrugia will offer Mass at 5:30pm in St Augustine’s Church for anyone who can get there a bit earlier and would like to avail themselves of the opportunity.

KIMBERLEY CATHOLIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE - URGENTLY WANTED: VOLUNTEER WORKERS
The Diocese of Broome, WA, requires volunteers to assist with the work of the local Church on Aboriginal Missions. We are currently urgently seeking a couple to assist the Priest in the community of Balgo and a couple to manage the Warmun Retreat Centre over the wet season. There are several other roles also available. Placements are preferred for a period of 6 months. For further details, and an application form, please contact:
Volunteer Coordinator Anneliese Rohr: 0415 526 142
Email: volunteers@broomediocese.org
Web: www.broomediocese.org
Mail: PO Box 76, BROOME WA 6725.

FULFILLING INTERNATIONAL MISSION FOR SKILLED VOLUNTEERS
Communities in East Timor, PNG, Kenya, Kiribati, Samoa and elsewhere are asking for volunteers to assist mentor local workers and so assist poverty reduction. They believe this approach promotes self-reliant, sustainable development and have asked Palms Australia to recruit, prepare and support those who volunteer. Want to know more? Information Session will be held on Saturday August 6, 10:30am at Ross House (247-251 Flinders Lane) RSVP to joey@palms.org.au or call 02 9518 9551. If you cannot make it, we would still love to hear from you.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Bienvenido Are, James O’Neill, Peter Spiteri and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Laurie Flaherty, Lucia Baltero, Simeon Arce Senior, Ruth Bigcas, Gregorio Halasan, Laura Trinos, Dionisia Teodoro, Creswell D’Lima, Barbara Wilkinson, Cesar Ambrosio, Segunda & Rene Raymundo, Alex Rohowhj, Manuel Laserna, Joseph Xuereb, Carmen, Peter & Paul Schembri, Guse Phan Van Chap, Daniel Hoyne, Darrin Denisse, Paul Loc, Dough Lewis, Oligario Naval, Walter, John & Felixa Zoledziewski, Anastazja Petryszak, Zyggi Kartus and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence, Lucy Zanatta, Lynne Worsley, Maria Failla, Trevor Rush, Rosalita Rances, Dominic D’Lima, Joan Shearson, Diane Cameron, Lorna Weerakoon, Frances Cameron, Josefina Tayag, Makanthi, Virginia Kallio, Yvonne Clayton, Renato Bernardo, Milton Roberts, Tanuj Patel and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters 7 Aug 16

Bill Coghlan / Kevin McLoughlin / John Walsh

Readers – 6/7 Aug 16

6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
8:30am Les Jones
10:30am Rosemary ibbert
5:00pm Royden D’Souza

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 6/7 Aug 16

6:00pm A&J White / J. Tramontana / H. Durski
8:30am B. Jones / Kevin McL / K. Fernandes / VOL
10:30am S. Sipilliano / E. Mills / V. Firman / VOL
5:00pm A. D’Souza / C. Skinner / 2 X VOLUNTEERS

Music Ministry 6/7 Aug 16

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

 


PARISH NEWS

MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING
The next Multicultural Mass planning meeting will be held on Saturday, 30 July 2016 at 10:00am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

30th July 10:00am Multicultural Mass Planning Meeting
1st August 7:00pm Baptism Formation Meeting
5th August 7:00 to 10:00pm First Friday Mass & Adoration
6th August 2:00 to 4:30pm Healing Mass
31st Aug to 8th Sep Nativity of Our Lady Novena every evening at 7:00pm
7th May 2:00pm Healing Mass & Adoration

 

PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Parishioners, please note that from August, we will say a small prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at all weekend masses, imploring God for peace and mercy during these troubling times in our world.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
We are looking for volunteers to assist our parish in the above Ministry. Ministers are needed for the 8:30am, 10:30am and 5:00pm Sunday Masses. If you are able to assist us in this Ministry, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email stpeters@westnet.com.au and leave contact details. Thank you.

SICK LIST
The sick list is reviewed at the end of each month.  Please contact the parish office at the start of each month to submit names for the sick as we are unable to keep a record of names for more than a month. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

15th Sep PTS – School finishes at 12 noon
16th Sep Last day of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm
4th Oct No School for children – Curriculum Day
5th Oct Term 4 commences – 8:45am

 

POPE FRANCIS'S INTENTIONS FOR JULY
Universal: That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.
Evangelization: That the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, by means of her mission to the continent, may announce the Gospel with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS
19 to 21 August and 11 to 13 November, St Paul’s Missionary College, Nortons Lane, Wantirna South.

Invest in your most precious asset, your marriage. A beautiful opportunity to rekindle the closeness, intimacy, love and romance that brought you together. Recharge your relationship batteries and explore the divine 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. A priest will be present during the weekend, which is based around Catholic values, but couples of all faiths are welcome. Commences 7pm on the Friday; ends 5pm on the Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided.

Details: Marianne and Marcel on 9733 0997 or vicbookings@wwme.org.au or www.wwme.org.au

Cost: Application fee $55 plus secret donation (within your means) to cover the expenses of accommodation, food and materials for the weekend. Don’t stay home because you aren’t sure you can afford it!

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Laurie Flaherty, Lucia Baltero, Simeon Arce Senior, Ruth Bigcas, Gregorio Halasan, Laura Trinos, Dionisia Teodoro, Creswell D’Lima, Barbara Wilkinson, Cesar Ambrosio, Segunda & Rene Raymundo, Alex Rohowhj and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Bienvenido Are, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence, Lucy Zanatta, Lynne Worsley, Maria Failla, Trevor Rush, Rosalita Rances, Dominic D’Lima, Joan Shearson, Diane Cameron, Lorna Weerakoon, Frances Cameron, Josefina Tayag, Makanthi, Virginia Kallio, Yvonne Clayton, Renato Bernardo and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters 31 July 16

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 30/31 July 16

6:00pm Elaine Dalton
8:30am Lerna Vasquez
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 30/31 July 16

6:00pm Praful A. / L&R Wandersmith / J. Tramontana
  8:30am G Sherman / C Coelho / K English / B Jones
10:30am Sally DiB / M Naufahu / C Morcom / G Siccita
5:00pm J&D Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / VOLUNTEER

 Music Ministry 30/31 July 16

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