IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH
||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.
||Healing Mass, 2:30 pm instead of 3rd December.
||5:00am Dawn Mass Novena followed by AGAPE Breakfast
||FIAT – Marian Eucharistic Youth Congress
Money Counters – 18 Dec 16
|L. Vasquez / T. Grisancich / S. D’Silva / L. De La Cruz
Readers –17/18 Dec 16
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 17/18 Dec 16
||B. Farrugia / Davy F. / E. Dalton / Josie T.
||Karen F. / G. Siccita / Bernice S. / C. Coelho
||V. Firman / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
||S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / J&D Etiennette
Music Ministry – 17/18 Dec 16
||Shirley & Group
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.
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/
Christmas raffle tickets are now on sale after all weekend masses and will continue until just prior to Christmas. Thank you for your support.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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
||Year 6 Last Day – Dismissal 4:30pm from hall
||Prep – Year 4 Last Day. Dismissal 3:15pm
||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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org