ROSTERS 

Money Counters – 26 Mar 17

B Coghlan/K McLoughlin/J Leeson/F Thomas/C D’Souza

Readers – 25/26 Mar 17

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 25/26 Mar 17

  6:00pm Josie T. / Praful A. / S. D’Silva / E. Dalton
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / L. Jones / VOL
10:30am M&Z D’Mello / S. DiBenedetto / N. Costa
  5:00pm I. Simangan / G. Siccita / 2 X VOLUNTEERS

Music Ministry – 25/26 Mar 17

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

PARISH NEWS

THANK YOU

On behalf of our parish and school, Fr Pius extends his thanks to the Brothers and Sisters of Two Hearts for bringing the Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima to us.  Father wishes to thank all the parishioners, our principal, staff and students for participating in the celebrations and making it such a memorable event here at St Peters.

 IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION

  • Project Compassion goes until 15th April 2017. Envelopes and Boxes are available in the church and hall. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
  • Stations of the Cross each Friday at 7:00pm followed by
  • The Divine Mercy Novena will start after the Good Friday service.
  • Lenten Regulations from the Vicar General have been placed on the

WELCOMING GROUP

The Welcoming Group is pleased to announce that they will have a welcome cuppa for Parishioners

  • After the 8:30am Mass every 2nd and 3rd Sunday
  • After the 10:30am Mass every 3rd Sunday

They are looking for volunteers to join them so they can cover the morning Masses every Sunday.  If you would like to join the group, please contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

The next Meeting of the Hoppers Crossing Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society will be next Tuesday evening, the 21st March, at 7:30pm in the Parish Community Centre.

ANOINTING MASS

A reminder that an Anointing Mass and Light Luncheon, will be held this Tuesday, 21st March at 11:00am. This Mass is held twice a year and is different to the monthly Healing Mass held on the first Saturday of each Month. Come to receive an anointing, and also to enjoy a light Luncheon provided by the Ladies Auxiliary.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

Every Friday in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass, starting 3rd March.
21 March 11:00am Anointing/Healing Mass for the Sick followed by a light luncheon.
25/26 March Blessing for Pregnant Mothers and their babies all weekend Masses.
6 April 7:30pm Rite II Reconciliation at St. Peter’s Parish.

PASSION SUNDAY/EASTER CEREMONIES ROSTERS

These are now available in the Hall. You will note that for two masses on Passion Sunday Communion Ministers are needed. If you are able to assist at these masses please write your name in the Sign-On Book in the Hall. Thank you for your help

 IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL

27 Mar 17 2018 Prep Enrolment Information Session, 7:00pm in School
31 Mar 17 Last Day Term 1. School finishes 1:00pm
18 Apr 17 Term 2 commences 8:45am

 CHILDREN SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM –SUNDAY SCHOOL

Classes have begun and are held on Sundays from 9:15am to 10:25am. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

RECENTLY DECEASED:  We pray for Vic Pagunsan, John Stewart and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for the Betty McWhirter, Lino & Citas Marcelo, Lester & Theresa Fernando, Restituto Cabunilas, Nelson Bianet Sr, Clarita Cruz, Sandra Nelthropp, John & Gertrude Briscoe, Connie Portelli, Elaine Pountney, Helene Green, John & Gertrude Briscoe and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: We pray for Bill Fairney, Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Mary McMinn, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, 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, Malcolm Harlow, Loretta Fernando, Leo Mellawa, Rosemary Heenthenna, Mary Ann Perera, Rose Seguna, Maria Voudiotis, Sheila O'Brien, Lloyd Clayburn, Yvonne Clayton, Hyacinth Lawrence and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS 

Money Counters – 5 Feb 17

Volunteer -TBC

Readers – 4/5 Feb 17

  6:00pm Alan White
  8:30am Buxton Thomas
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 4/5 Feb 17

  6:00pm J. White / H. Durski / L&R Wandersmith
  8:30am J. Thomas / S. Gomez / Karen F. / C. Coelho
10:30am S. Sipillano / C. Morcom / N&R Golaw
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / S. Josseph / C. Skinner / VOL

Music Ministry – 4/5 Feb 17

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

 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.
2nd Feb 17 Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord. Blessing of candles at 8:30am Mass.

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD, THURSDAY, 2ND FEBRUARY 2017

There will be a blessing of candles at the 8:30am Mass on the above date. Parishioners wishing to have candles blessed are to bring them along to Mass on the day and place them on the table at the altar (unlit).

ROSTERS

 Money Counters – 29 Jan 17

Volunteer - TBC

Readers – 28/29 Jan 17

  6:00pm Royden D’Souza
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 28/29 Jan 17

  6:00pm A. D’Souza / E. Mills / M. Maple / Davy F.
  8:30am L. Jones/R. Johnson/G. Sharman/Bernice S.
10:30am Sally DiB / N. Costa / V. Firman / Z. D’Mello
  5:00pm I Simangan / G. Siccita / J&D Etiennette

Music Ministry – 28/29 Jan 17

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

 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.
2nd Feb 17 Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord. Blessing of candles at 8:30am Mass.

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD, THURSDAY, 2ND FEBRUARY 2017

There will be a blessing of candles at the 8:30am Mass on the above date. Parishioners wishing to have candles blessed are to bring them along to Mass on the day and place them on the table at the altar (unlit).

ROSTERS 

Money Counters – 22 Jan 17

Volunteer -  TBC

Readers – 21/22 Jan 17

  6:00pm Jeffery Poppen
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Giovanna Siccita
  5:00pm Elenoa Eliepa

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 21/22 Jan 17

  6:00pm Josie T. / B. Farrugia / Praful A. / S. D’Silva
  8:30am KSC Minister / L. Jones / Kevin McL / VOL
10:30am L. Ortega / S. D.Reyos / E. Mills / S. Sipillano
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / 3 X VOLUNTEERS

Music Ministry – 21/22 Jan 17

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

 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.
2nd Feb 17 Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord. Blessing of candles at 8:30am Mass.

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD, THURSDAY, 2ND FEBRUARY 2017

There will be a blessing of candles at the 8:30am Mass on the above date. Parishioners wishing to have candles blessed are to bring them along to Mass on the day and place them on the table at the altar (unlit).

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
The parish office will be closed from Thursday 22nd December 2016 and will open on Monday 9thJanuary 2017. 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.

For mass readings please download the bulletin from the download area.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
The parish office will be closed from Thursday 22nd December and will open on Monday 9thJanuary. 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.

For mass readings please download the bulletin from the download area.

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

Money Counters – 18 Dec 16

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

Readers –17/18 Dec 16

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 17/18 Dec 16

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / Davy F. / E. Dalton / Josie T.
  8:30am Karen F. / G. Siccita / Bernice S. / C. Coelho
10:30am V. Firman / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / J&D Etiennette

Music Ministry – 17/18 Dec 16

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

PARISH NEWS

The Grange Community Christmas Carols 17 Dec

Deacon Charles will introduce our parish of St Peters to the Grange Community in Hoppers Crossing on Saturday the 17th December where members of our Music Ministry will commence the ‘Carols by Candlelight Service’ at 7:00pm.  ALL ARE WELCOME

Venue: 260– 280 Hogan's Road, Hoppers Crossing

GATES OPEN 5.30pm EVENT 7pm - 9pm

Bring your own blanket, picnic and enjoy Christmas Carols!  Food vendors available. Special visit by Santa!

Battery operated candles will be available for sale at the event.

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!

AUSTRALIAN NATIVITY SCENE AT ST ELIZABETH’S PARISH

Monday 12 December 2016 to Friday 13 January 2017

St Elizabeth’s Parish, 107 Baker Road, Dandenong North.  Local artist Wilson Fernandez has been creating stunning nativity scenes for the past 13 years. This is regarded as one of Australia’s best nativity displays and is months in the making each year. It has steadily grown into the largest of its kind in Australia. Wilson artistically creates the village and township with handmade huts, stables, buildings, bridges, palaces, houses and temples surrounded by mountains, rocks, lakes and rivers. Each week the nativity scenes change to reflect the story of the birth of Christ.

Cost: Free. Children to be accompanied by parent or guardian

Viewing times: 9.45am–6pm and after Mass

Details: Wilson on 0428 927 110 or parish office 9795 6217 or http://www.australiannativityscene.org/

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.

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.

LEGION OF MARY 2017 SUMMER SCHOOL

Saturday 11 February and Sunday 12 February 2017

Magnificat House, 456 Queensbury Street, North Melbourne.  Join the Legion of Mary for two days at the 2017 Summer School, focussing on the centenary of Our Lady of Fatima. Keynote speaker will be Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green, Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes. Other speakers include Fr Justin Ford, Fr Brendan Arthur, Anna Krohn and John Canavan. Full timetable and program details may be found on the flyer or download at www.legionofmary.net.au  All welcome. This is a free event. BYO lunch.

Details: 9328 4757 or secretary@legionofmary.net.au

RECENTLY DECEASED:  We pray for Rosalita Rances and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for Antonino Giovanna, Giuseppe Failla, Giovanna Giuseppe, Itria Cassisi, Sime & Kristina Wkotz, Angelo & Josipa Toncic, Graziella Casabene, George Thomas, Aileen Gower, Evan Pritchard, Myrtle Dcruz 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, Milagros Baltero and all who are ill in our Parish.

 
CHRISTMAS TREE

A big Thank You to all who contributed so generously to our hampers by placing food items under the tree or by donating money.  We wish you all a very happy and holy Christmas.

SPECIAL COLLECTION

There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend 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

PUBLIC LECTURE: FROM MEGA CHURCH TO CATHOLIC CHURCH

Tuesday 17 January 2017, 7–9pm

Cardinal Knox Centre, 393 Albert Street, East Melbourne

Ulf Ekman founded ‘Word of Life’, a non-denominational charismatic church in Uppsala, Sweden and was its senior pastor for 30 years before he, along with his wife Birgitta, was received into the Catholic Church in 2014. He has founded bible schools and a seminary, hosted a TV show aired in many nations, and has written more than 40 books and booklets, translated into over 30 languages. In this public lecture, Ulf will tell us why and how he and his wife took this momentous step in their journey of faith. Tea and coffee will served afterwards.

Cost: By donation. Details: Lenyce on 9486 6544 or centre@ccr.org.au

 

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE

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

POLISH & FILIPINO MASSES

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.

ROSTERS 

Money Counters – 6 Nov 16

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 5/6 Nov 16

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Dominic Hankins
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 5/6 Nov 16

  6:00pm D. Fernandez . H. Durski / A&J White
  8:30am B&J Thomas / G. Siccita / K. Fernandes
10:30am S. DiBenedetto / C. Morcom / L&N Golaw
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry – 5/6 Nov 16

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

 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.
  1 Nov Feast of All Saints
  2 Nov All Souls’ Day
  4 Nov First Friday Mass & Adoration, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  5 Nov Healing Mass, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
19/20 Nov Feast of the King.
End of Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy
26/27 Nov 1st Sunday of Advent

 
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

The next usual Meeting of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Hoppers Crossing Conference will be this coming Tuesday 1st Nov (Cup Day) at 7:30pm in the Community Centre. New Members needed. Thank you.

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.

 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.

 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!

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.

RECENTLY DECEASED:  We pray for Lillian Flynn, Emmanuela Cook, Juliana Bella and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for Josephine De Guara, Bev Keane, Sam Bonnici, Roberto Austria, Dorothy Brennan, Angelica De Leon, Josefino Dabu, Florence Palmer, Manuel & Estrella Arce, Ireneo Besa, Melchora Bella, Leslie Fernando, Peter Paul Fernando, Anne Pissera, Candy Bird, Anna Nguy’en, Paule Pham 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 and all who are ill in our Parish.
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 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
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

 

MARCH FOR THE BABIES

Following the voting down of the Infant Viability Bill earlier this year in the Upper house, it is important that we show witness to support the reduction in abortion legislation in Victoria. Please join us at this year's March for the Babies on Saturday 8th October 2016 at 1:00pm. The march commences in the Treasury Gardens (meet at the corner of Spring Street and Wellington Parade). Every year the March aims to affirm the right to life of every unborn child, assist women in crisis pregnancies and allow freedom of conscience for health care workers opposed to abortion. Please come along with your family and friends. You can also show your support by wearing Pink and Blue.  

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 9 Oct 16

Greg & Maureen Moynahan / Peter Francis

Readers – 8/9 Oct 16

  6:00pm Royden D’Souza
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Lute Eliepa

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 8/9 Oct 16

  6:00pm A D’Souza / M Maple / B Farrugia / E Dalton
  8:30am L Jones / K English / R. Johnson / Kevin McL
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / N. Costa / Sally DiB
  5:00pm C. Skinner / G. Siccita / 2 X VOLUNTEERS

Music Ministry – 8/9 Oct 16

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

 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

3rd Oct Baptism Formation Meeting, 7:00pm in Church.
7th Oct First Friday Mass and adoration,  7:00pm to 10:00pm.
8th Oct Final Multicultural Mass Planning Meeting at 10:00am in meeting room off church hall.
9th Oct 9:30am Living Rosary.
14th Oct 7:00pm Volunteers’ Thanksgiving Mass.

 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, 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.

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.

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.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE OPEN DAY

Wednesday 2 November, 4pm–6pm and 6pm–8pm

Catholic Theological College, 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

The Catholic Theolocial College Open Day will include a tour of the College and a comprehensive detailing of courses on offer, for undergraduates, postgraduates and auditors (no assessment).

Details and bookings: Jenny on 9412 3314 or jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au

RECENTLY DECEASED:   We pray for Jerry Borja, Joseph & Teresa and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for Daniel Macedo, Annie & Livino Coutinho, Thomas Smith, William Milroy, Regorio de Torres Jr., Leonicia Salalila, Daniella, Poshan Misquitta, Francis, Rose & Xavier Attard, Charles & Jane Vella, Sam & Angela Mizzi, Eustaquia & Nemesio Divinagracia, Restituta Africano 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.

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

https://twitter.com/Pontifex Let us walk together taking care of each other and of Creation, our common home.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

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

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.

RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY will be celebrated in the archdiocese next Sunday October 9. On this day, we pray especially for all whose lives are threatened by abortion or assisted suicide. A blessing will be given to all pregnant mothers on 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 Mass in October. Filipino masses will resume on 27th November 2016.