IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass
Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
|Baptisms||Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.|
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to 8:15pm starting with Mass|
|Healing Mass||1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.|
|3rd Sunday||5:00pm Youth Mass|
7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass
7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette
PRAYERS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN NOVEMBER
The Memorial Book is kept near the Sanctuary. All are invited to write down the names of their departed loved ones in the book. The book will be taken to the Altar during the Offertory to remember and pray for the faithful departed at all the Masses during November.
Religious Calendars, Christmas Cards, ornaments, Nativity Sets, children's Advent Calendars, and lots more are now available in the Piety Store. Come and browse.
GIVING TREE – ST VINCENT DE PAUL
To enable us to make up hampers to brighten Christmas for struggling families in our area, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 8th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them in this joyous season. Last year with your help we were able to help 110 families. Enquiries 9749 2388.
ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE
Rosters for the Piety Store are available in the hall for those who do not have computer access. All others have had the roster emailed to them.
ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection from the hall this weekend.
SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH
14 DECEMBER 2019 12:00pm – 3:00 pm
We recognise the important part our Seniors play in our Parish Community. While we encourage the generations to come together we also provide a place where the seniors of our parish community are honoured, supported and valued. To honour the Seniors of our parish, the Young Adults Ministry and Friends would like to invite all the Seniors of our parish above 60 years, to a Christmas Lunch on Saturday 14th December from 12:00 to 3:00pm, to be held in the Church Hall. Tickets at $10 per person will be sold at all weekend masses on 23/24 November, 30 November/1 December & 7/8 December. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP (KNK) will have their Christmas break up on Saturday, 30 November. It will commence with Thanksgiving, Praise & Worship from 2:30pm, followed by fellowship, carol singing, presentation from Kids ministry and exchange of gifts (Kris Kringle) to a value of $10.00. All are welcome. Prayer Meetings will resume in the first week of Feb 2020.
Sausage Sizzle after all Masses this weekend. Funds raised go towards helping with various church activities. Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.
BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St James & St Peters Bible Study continues on November 26 at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St Peters. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 16) with teachings, videos, discussions, etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426071375.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR A MANAGER AT JOSEPH’S CORNER
Joseph’s Corner is a charitable work of the Westgate Deanery providing free counselling to families of substance abusers. During 2020 Sr. Jeanne, rsj who founded Joseph’s Corner in 2000 will transition out of her managerial position. If you are interested in taking on part or all of the managerial workload required to run Joseph’s Corner as an effective and viable charity when a position becomes available in 2020 please contact us in confidence. We are interested in hearing from people who want to do volunteer work in a managerial role as well as people wanting a part time paid managerial position. This is not a job advertisement as Sr. Jeanne and the Board of Joseph’s Corner are still in the early stages of planning Sr. Jeanne’s transition. Contact Sr. Jeanne Dwyer by email on email@example.com or 93152680.
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL (ACYF)
PILGRIMAGE BLESSING MASS
ACYF will be held in Perth from 8 – 10 December 2019. As part of their preparation all pilgrims are invited to attend the 10.30 am mass on Sunday 24th November and Fr Vincent will give a blessing to the pilgrims before heading into the city for the Melbourne Pilgrim Walk, from St Augustine’s Church to St Patrick’s Cathedral, where they will be commissioned as a group by Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli. As a show of solidarity and support for our pilgrims, all parishioners, priests, families and communities are invited to join together for the Melbourne Pilgrim Walk departing at 1.30pm from St Augustine’s Church and concluding at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The parish community is invited to warmly welcome these young people and to celebrate with them as they prepare to depart for ACYF.
RERUM NOVARUM ORATION
Tuesday 26th Nov 19, 7:30 to 9:00pm, Philippa Brazill Lecture Theatre, Daniel Mannix Bldg, ACU, 8 Brunswick Street Fitzroy. Light Refreshments from 7:00pm. The Victorian Government is the first jurisdiction within Australia to plan to conclude a Treaty with all First Nations peoples living in the Victoria. This is a mammoth task so the Government has established the Treaty Advancement Commission to facilitate the process. A First Peoples Assembly of Victoria has recently being voted upon to establish the ground rules for these treaties. Eleanor Bourke, Chair of the Victorian Aboriginal Treaty Working Group and Sherry Balcombe (Aboriginal Catholic Ministry) will deliver the 2019 Rerum Novarum Oration on this topic. A historic moment for all Victorians. ALL WELCOME. RSVP/ Inquires (03) 9926 5727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We pray for Fr. Graeme Duro SSS, Melchor Aglipay, Teodosia Plateros, Chris Stephany, Joan Stoackley, Mervyn Martina, Patrick Matthey, Lilani Fernando, Rosa Marsic, Lucy Zerafa, Zifco Raleski and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Thomas Tri, Joseph Mau, J.B. Nham, Giovanni Frazzica, Valentino Gubiani, Gozzo Velia, Cielito Angeles, Kevin Eastmure. Thelma & Francisco Pelaez, Franco Stroscio, Cecil D'Souza, Joseph Henry, Mariam Chamie and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Ellen Everett, Godwin Arandez, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Marcelo Arenas, Amelia Pamparo, Liza Medina, Bill Fairney, Bianca McKitterick, Leo Mellawa, Baby Elera, Pat Heffernan, Anton de Hoedt, Josephine Thomas, Daniel, Hope Lake, Margaret Van Dwyne, Reverie Mancini, Raynata Saunders, Francine Foster, K. V. Thomas, Alex Deva Alangaram, Therese Mary, Paul Zammit, May & Raymond Rizkallah, Jerome Concessao and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 1 Dec 19
|John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira|
Readers – 30 Nov/1 Dec 19
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 30 Nov/1 Dec 19
|6:00pm||B. Farrugia / S. Martis / M. Maple / S. Joseph|
|8:30am||C. Coelho / Karen F. / M. Nelthropp / S. Gomez|
|10:30am||N. Costa / E. Mills / C&M Peters|
|5:00pm||J&D Etiennette / J. Phal Lai / R. Albuquerque|
Music Ministry – 30 Nov/1 Dec 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|