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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. The meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Theatrette in St Peter Apostle Mission Parish

If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates

Please contact Francis Thomas at francispthomas@hotmail.com or mobile 0401 787 372 or Rodney Dearing at  rodney.dearing@optusnet.com.au  or mobile 0419 881 610.

Winter did not mar the Feast of Corpus Christi procession on Sunday 23rd June at 10:15am, but instead blessed us with beautiful sunny clear skies as the parish community of St.Peter Apostle Mission Parish joined in together with Fr. Vincent John, with monstrance in hand, and Dcn. Charles English to celebrate the Body and Blood of Christ in a 'lap of honour' to our Lord by walking around the  St.Peter Primary school oval in celebration of this special occasion. Fr.Vincent wishes to extend his heart felt thanks to all those who participated in this walk by showing their support for our vibrant and faith filled community.

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Past Friday, 31st May, 2019, eight altar servers from St.Peter's Parish were awarded the Guild of St.Stephen Medal at a special service at St.Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne for their service as altar ministers at our church masses.

"The Guild of Saint Stephen is established to foster a deeper awareness and understanding of the liturgy by ministers of the altar and to improve understanding of and participation in the liturgy by parishes and communities."

"Members of the Guild have Saint Stephen as their patron saint. St. Stephen was a deacon in the church. He assisted the apostles by his service to God’s people and was the first Christian to be martyred for the faith."

Many church servers from around the Melbourne Archdiocese attended the service last Friday. From St.Peters parish in attendance were:

Shalini Chinnabathuni
Aiden D'Souza
Megan D'Souza
Joel Joe Joseph
Jayden Mohan
Elie Saliba
Jeslin Shaji
Emelda Sibi

Fr. Vincent John congratulates on behalf of our whole community, our altar servers who attended this special service and also wishes to extend his deepest gratitude and encouragement to all the youth in our parish who enthusiastically give of their free time to serve at the altar, for the glory of God and also for the benefit of our whole parish.

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It is with great joy that we congratulated two new parishioners Amrita D'Souza and Samitha De Vas Gunawardena into our church as Neophyte Catholics last Easter Saturday, 20th April 2019, after partaking in the parish's 9 month RCIA program and receiving the sacraments of initiation; Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.

Amrita and Sam were both exuberant about being able to share in and contribute to the life of our church. On behalf of parish priest Fr. Vincent John CMI and Deacon Charles English we welcome Amrita and Sam into our community and wish you both many blessings as you continue to grow in unison with us in your new found faith.

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From left to right: Bap. sponsor Amanda De Vas Gunawardena, Dcn. Charles English, Samitha De Vas Gunawardena, Amrita D'Souza, Fr. Vincent John CMI, Bap. sponsor Ishan D'Souza.

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Mark Edwards, Auxiliary Bishop to the Western Region of Melbourne visited us on the morning of Sunday 9th December to bless the new entrance to St.Peter's church after almost half a year of renovation work, and was accompanied by our parish priest, Rev. Father Vincent John CMI and Rev. Deacon Charles English.

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Opening Ceremony on 9th Dec 2018 with Rev. Aux. Bishop Mark Edwards, Fr. Vincent John and Dcn. Charles English

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Later on Bishop Edwards lead the congregation in celebrating mass, additionally performing the Rite of Welcome for our two Catechumens of the RCIA program, Miss Amrita Ranchod and Mr. Samitha De Vas Gunawardena who are seeking entry into the Catholic Church via the sacraments of initiation of baptism, confirmation and reception of the Holy Eucharist in Easter of 2019.

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Rite of Welcome 9th Dec 2018. with Rev. Aux.Bishop Mark Edwards

It was a great blessing for our parish community to be honoured with the visit of Bishop Mark Edwards, who has visited us on previous occasions and on behalf of Fr. Vincent John, we are all very grateful for Bishop Mark's keen interest in staying in touch with parishioners of our faith community.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP

The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship commenced on 12th August. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the past 2 consecutive years in our parish and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. We are currently in our fifth week and the response has been good. The first five weeks are a come and see whether you would like to join. We meet every Sunday at 6:15pm in the community centre. All are welcome. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.

ROSTERS

 Money Counters – 23 September 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 22/23 September 18

  6:00pm Jeffrey Poppen
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Elenoa Eliepa
  5:00pm Youth Group

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 22/23 September 18

  6:00pm P. Albuquerque / S. D’Silva / H. Durski / E. Mills
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am S. DiBenedetto / V. Firman / S. Colla / F. Caruana
  5:00pm Youth Group

Music Ministry – 22/23 September 18

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

 PARISH NEWS

 THANK YOU FR. EUGENE for helping out last week in the absence of Fr. Vincent.

 YOUTH MASS

Our parish will hold a youth Mass on Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 5:00pm. All youth and young adults are invited to attend at which time Fr. Vincent will provide a special blessing to the youth of our parish. All youth and young adults of our parish are invited to stay back after mass for fellowship.

 PARISH REFURBISHMENT

We are pleased to announce that the parish refurbishment works are complete and all masses will now be held in the church. The School and the Parish have also taken the opportunity to review repair to the entire car park which will result in better lanes and additional car parks. As such vehicle access to the church will be restricted. We expect the car park to be repaired in the upcoming school holidays. We do understand that this will cause further inconvenience in movement of traffic to the church and thank you for your continued understanding.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED

We welcome into our Church community Martina Lo Schiavo and Aryan Chahal who are to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

THANK YOU

A big thank you to all the parishioners who attended my ordination at the Cathedral and also my first mass on Sunday September 9th, 2018. Thank you to Fr. Vincent and Deacon Charles for all their guidance, support and encouragement, especially during the final weeks of my formation. Finally thank you to everyone who wished me and provided feedback on my reflections which were very encouraging and supportive. Deacon Royden.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE

There will be a Sausage Sizzle after all masses next weekend, 22/23 September. Margaret Craigie is looking for people to help her with the sausage sizzle, so if you are able to give her a hand, please see Margaret before Mass.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – ADDITIONAL COLLECTION

There will be an additional collection next weekend, 22/23 September for the work of St. Vincent de Paul Members in the St. Peter’s Parish area.  Your anticipated generosity is acknowledged and urgently needed. Thank you.

ROSTERS FOR READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS, PIETY STORE & COMMUNION TO THE SICK are ready for collection from the Hall from this weekend. Please collect your copy as soon as possible.

WORLD ROSARY DAY – SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER
Countries around the world are joining to hold Rosary Rallies to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Together we are calling upon God through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary. The World Rosary started on 15 August (Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) with a ‘54-day Novena’ that will continue until the feast of the Holy Rosary on 7 October. Each nation has been asked to pray for its own intentions on the day. The Australian intentions are family, rekindling of faith and continued Godly protection.

SPECIAL HEALING MASS

There will be a special Healing Mass in our church on Thursday, 27 September at 7:00pm by Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC  (Divine Australia).  All are invited to attend. More information next week. 

WALK OF WITNESS – TUESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER

Led by Bishop Mark Edwards OMI, the Walk of Witness is an action of solidarity with the thousands of people who are homeless and for others whom dignified housing is becoming an unrealised dream. Commences at 12:30pm in Federation Square with the parable of the Good Samaritan. Proceeds to St. Patrick’s Cathedral with a stop on the Steps of the Victorian Parliament.

 MARIAN COLLEGE, SUNSHINE WEST

Enrolments for Year 7 2020 onwards are now being accepted. Limited places available for Years 8 to 12, 2019. Book your open morning tour of the school today! Visit www.mariansw.catholic.edu.au or call 9363 1711.

St Padre Pio's Relics coming to Melbourne
Monday 1st October, St. Mary Church, 97 Railway Street, North Altona

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s death, some of his relics, accompanied by Fr. Gian Maria Di Giorgio from San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, are traveling to Melbourne this month. The visit is part of a nation-wide tour of Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. The relics will be venerated between 7:00pm and 9:00pm and before and after the 7:30pm Mass organized by the Padre Pio Prayer Group. Enquiries: (03) 9819 3775.

VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS - THE CAGLIERO PROJECT, SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO

Volunteer Opportunities - English Teachers, Youth Workers & Youth Ministers

We are seeking volunteers for January 2019 departure, working with disadvantaged young people in Salesian communities throughout Cambodia, Samoa, Zambia & Solomon Island. Applications close October 15th. Send us an inquiry - www.cagliero.org.au.

RECENTLY DECEASED:  We pray for Sunny Bulbrook, Carl Anderson, Renato Padua and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for Rosy D’Souza, Irene & David Matheson, John De Rozario, Irene & David Matheson, Louis Farel, Jane Sifa, Joaquim D’Souza, Joseph Pereira, Alex Fernandes, Andrew Fernandes, Agatha Azzopardi, Kathleen Alexander, Tolentino Pedayo, Sabrina Ferlazzo, Catarina and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Charlie Xerxien, Jamilton Dabu, Luz de la Cruz, Melissa Caroline, Fran Kisielewski, Lissett Lopez, Josie Walsh,Philomena Cleur, Lorraine, Christie Rivera, Carlo Rivera, Lewis Caruana, Margaret English, Robert Wells, Justin Worsley, Steny Alex, Rosa Carullo, Beatrice Morgan, Anne Kelly and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

Quite aptly on the day of the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at 10:00am on Saturday, 8th September 2018, our very own Royden D'souza celebrated together with 3 other candidates, Andrew Choi, Trac Nguyen and Nathan Rawlins, at St Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne, his ordination into the permanent Deaconate of the Roman Catholic Church.

Presided over by Melbourne's new archbishop, the Most Rev. Peter Comensoli DD, and assisted by Dcn Charles English, amongst others, a full turn out of family, friends and well wishers from as far as Vietnam, Korea and USA came to enjoy a wonderful ordination and mass, celebrated on a beautiful cloudless sunny spring morning with temperatures around 18°C.

Of the many priests who came to witness the ordination, our new deacons were also greeted by our own Fr. Vincent John CMI, Fr. Pius Kodakkathanath VC, Fr. Gregory Bourke as well as many parishioners who came to enjoy the celebration.

The St.Peter's Parish community wish to join together with our priests, in congratulating Dcn. Royden on his ordination and wishing him and his family a joyous and fruitful faith filled ministry in the many years ahead.

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Ordination with AB Peter Comensoli

 

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Dcn. Charles English, Dcn. Royden D'souza and Fr. Vincent John
Dcn. Charles English, Dcn. Royden D'souza and Fr. Vincent John
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Our parish community
Our parish community

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.

SCHOOL FIRST COMMUNION MASS DATES

Parishioners, please note the following dates that children from St. Peter’s will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking will be an issue at these masses.

Saturday, 12 May – 6:00pm

Sunday, 13 May – 10:30am

Saturday, 26 May – 6:00pm

Sunday, 27 May – 10:30am

ROSTERS

 Money Counters 13 May 18

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / Grace Sharman

Readers – 12/13 May 18

  6:00pm Elaine Dalton
  8:30am Giovanna Siccita
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
12/13 May 18

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / S. Martis / D&J Roga
  8:30am L&B Jones / C. Coelho / G. Sharman
10:30am Sally DiB / S. Colla / F. Caruana / V. Firman
  5:00pm D&M Etiennette / C. Skinner / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 12/13 May 18

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ

 PARISH NEWS

 IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

-      6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

-      Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

-      Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm

  7 May Baptism Formation Meeting at 7:00pm in Church
13 May

Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord

Mother’s Day

19 May Pentecost Vigil. Starts at 7:00pm and ends after 5:00am Mass
20 May Pentecost Sunday
27 May Feast of the Holy Trinity
  3 June Feast of Corpus Christi

 BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING

The next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on Monday, 7 May at 7:00pm in Church. Entrance to the church will be through the side door by the School Office. Please enter through the Parish Office/School gate.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – MAY 6, 2018, 6th SUNDAY            OF EASTER

“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” – John 15:12-13

Do you love Jesus? Do you consider Him your friend? Jesus says that if we love Him we would be willing to offer whatever we have to Him, not because we want praise and glory, but simply because we love Him. Does your giving seem mechanical out of obligation or do you share freely out of love?

 

Movie Night

A big Thank You to all those who attended our movie night on April 20, 2018. We collected $320 which as we have advised will go towards Young Adults activities. Thank you to the parishioner who donated a crate of Pepsi cans. Your generosity is very much appreciated. Our next movie night is scheduled for June 11 which is a public holiday. We hope you all can be there and support us in our ministry. If you would like to join, help or donate please call Angelique on 0420388231. Young Adults Group.

 

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT

Unfortunately our refurbishment program has been delayed as the Contractor has to safely detach electric cables in the roof of the entrance foyer which was unable to be identified before. This has necessitated the service of Powercor, the earliest of which was available only on May 4, 2018. Work was temporarily stopped but has recommenced. There is expected to be a 4 to 6 week delay but we are working with the Contractor to get the work completed with minimal delay. We will keep parishioners posted on further developments. Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this regard. - Project Team.

HIS SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP

the Holy Spirit Interactive (HIS) School of Discipleship continues to run on Sundays at 6.15 pm at the parish Community Centre.  This is a faith outreach program where members convene to study more about our faith along with prayers and fellowship.

RECENTLY DECEASED:  We pray for Nole Lansangan, Cheryl Bergola, Nicole Hendrson, Juan Vincente, Eutimo Castro, P. M. Joseph and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for Frank Desira, Jesus Barrometro, Soledad Alegre, Rodolfo Barrometro, Lewis Vella, Joseph Vella, Glenis Mumford, Jovana Grech, Juan Vincente, Mary Shanks, Carmel & Lugarda Caruana, Sandra Borg, John Meddings,  Rose (Rosaria) Scrofani and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Jacintha Udawattage, Adrian Tully, Eilson Lewis, Loan Lguyen, Mellissa Caroline, Carmen Aguis, Madison,Rita Dubowik, Beryl Proffit, and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SICK LIST

A reminder to parishioners that names for the sick list will be deleted at the end of each month.  Please email the parish office at the start of each month with the names to be repeated. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

ROSTERS

 Money Counters 6 May 18

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

Readers – 5/6 May 18

  6:00pm Agnes D’Lima
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
5/6 May 18

  6:00pm M. Nelthropp / Josie T. / J. Poppen / Sharon A.
  8:30am R. Johnson / K. Fernandes / J. Phan Lai / Vol
10:30am N&R Golaw / C. Morcom / N. Costa
  5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / J. Etiennette / Vol.

Music Ministry – 5/6 May 18

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

 PARISH NEWS

 IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

-      6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

-      Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

-      Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm

  4 May First Friday Mass & Adoration, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  5 May Healing Mass, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
13 May

Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord

Mother’s Day

19 May Pentecost Vigil. Starts at 7:00pm and ends after 5:00am Mass
20 May Pentecost Sunday
27 May Feast of the Holy Trinity
  3 June Feast of Corpus Christi

 BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING

The next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on Monday, 7 May at 7:00pm in Church. Entrance to the church will be through the side door by the School Office. Please enter through the Parish Office/School gate.

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.

 SCHOOL FIRST COMMUNION MASS DATES

Parishioners, please note the following dates that children from St. Peter’s will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking will be an issue at these masses.

Saturday, 12 May – 6:00pm

Sunday, 13 May – 10:30am

Saturday, 26 May – 6:00pm

Sunday, 27 May 1– 10:30am

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – APRIL 29, 2018 – 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.”  – 1 John 3:18

Regarding our Catholic faith, do you “walk the talk?” Do your actions reflect what it means to be a good disciple? Are you an active participant at Sunday Mass? Are you joyful when participating in parish ministry? Do you give gratefully and generously with your financial support to your parish and other Church needs? If not, it’s not too late to start!

RECENTLY DECEASED:  We pray for and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: We pray for Margaret Craigie, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Leeandra D'Souza, Shanthi Dass, Rose Farrugia, James Wiliams, Virginia Jewers, Magdalena Marquez, Carmen Augies, Chris, May Rizkallah, Christine Holt , Elzbieta Sobkowicz, Manuel Ochoa, Jacintha Udawattage and all who are ill in our Parish.