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.
Money Counters 9 Oct 16
|Greg & Maureen Moynahan / Peter Francis|
Readers 8/9 Oct 16
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 8/9 Oct 16
|6:00pm||A DSouza / 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
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|
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.
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.
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, 4pm6pm and 6pm8pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 DLima, 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.
POPES 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. PETERS 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, societys 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 youre interested.
Please note that there will be No Filipino Mass in October. Filipino masses will resume on 27th November 2016.