DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR APRIL
Divine Mercy Prayer
You expired, O Jesus,
But the source of life gushed forth for souls
And an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world
O Font of Life,
Unfathomable Divine Mercy,
Envelope the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus
As a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You.
I have risen, and I am with you still, alleluia. You have laid your hand upon me, alleluia. Too wonderful for me, this knowledge, alleluia, alleluia!
1st Reading (Acts 10:34, 37-43)
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
Peter addressed Cornelius and his household: ‘You must have heard about the recent happenings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil. Now I, and those with me, can witness to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and in Jerusalem itself: and also to the fact that they killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet three days afterwards God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen, not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those witnesses – we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the dead – and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to tell them that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead. It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.’
The Word of the Lord.
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.
2nd Reading (Col 3:1-4)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians.
Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand. Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ is revealed – and he is your life – you too will be revealed in all your glory with him.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Christ has become our paschal sacrifice; let us feast with joy in the Lord. Alleluia!
Gospel (Jn 20:1-9)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. John.
It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb" she said “and we don't know where they have put him.” So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed, alleluia; therefore let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread of purity and truth, alleluia, alleluia.
Next Week’s Readings
Acts 2:42-47; 1 Pet 1:3-9; Jn 20”19-31
May the Risen Lord bless and protect you at Easter and all through the year.
Fr. Vincent John & Dcn. Charles English
HOLY SATURDAY 3 APRIL (NO MORNING MASS)
8:30am – Divine Mercy Novena
7:30pm – Easter Vigil Mass
8:30am to 10:30am – Confessions
EASTER SUNDAY 4 APRIL (NO 5:00PM MASS)
8:30am, 10:30am – Masses
1:15pm – Spanish Mass.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ends Sunday 4th April 2021. Please remember to turn your Clocks back 1 hour at 3:00am to 2:00am.
THANK YOU to all who have helped during Holy Week. Very Special Thanks and Gratitude to the Ladies Auxiliary for all their work during the entire Lenten season and throughout the year.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Lincoln Burton who is to be baptised this Saturday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that Lincoln will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.
We also welcome our Catechumens Rajitha Wasala, Lisa Arenas and Natalie Turner who receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, 3 April 2021.
LITURGY OF THE WORD/COMMUNION SERVICE
Please note that there will be NO MASS on Monday 5th April and Tuesday 6th April as Fr. Vincent will be away. There will be a Liturgy of the Word/Communion Service on both days.
PRAYERS FOR DEACON CHARLES
Deacon Charles has recently been diagnosed with a condition which requires medical treatment and has taken leave of absence for one month from all parish activities. Kindly keep Deacon Charles and his family in your prayers during this time. Thank you.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – 11 APRIL 2021
To celebrate this Feast there will be Exposition, Adoration and Confession commencing at 2:00pm. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited at 3:00pm (the hour of Mercy), followed by Mass. Please check timetable below.
DIVINE MERCY TIMETABLE
|DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
2 April – Good Friday (After 3:00pm Service)
3 April – Holy Saturday (8:30am)
4 – 9 April (Sunday to Friday) – After 8:30am Mass
10 April (Saturday) – After 9:00am Mass
|DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, 11 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am, 5:00pm – Normal Weekend Masses
2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confessions
3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass
PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A box has been placed outside the Sacristy for the return of Project Compassion boxes. Thank you.
WEEKLY PARISH DATES
9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.
10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.
6:15pm – Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Community Centre every week.
6:15pm – School of Discipleship meet in St. Peter’s Church Hall.
|Mondays||7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James). 1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays at St. James’ Church.|
7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.
7:00pm to 8:30pm RCIA in Theatrette
|Fridays in Lent||7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass.|
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration|
|Saturdays||2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held in church. Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BODRD|
|Baptisms||12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.|
HOLY WEEK LITURGY AT CATHEDRAL TELEVISED
For those in our community who are unable to gather in church and can only participate virtually Easter Sunday service will be televised at 11:00am on Channel C31 (Channel 44 on TV) and streamed live on YouTube.
CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Newman and the Nineteenth Century Church. Online unit via zoom on 12 Saturday mornings. Lecturer is Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM. Audit, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Options available. Enquiries: Dr Rosemary Canavan, Academic Dean, 9412 3333 or email@example.com.
THANK YOU FROM CARITAS AUSTRALIA
Caritas Australia would like to THANK YOU for supporting Project Compassion 2021. If you still have your Project Compassion box or set of envelopes at home, please bring them back next week or visit www.caritas.org.au to make your donation online. Through your generosity you will be empowering the world’s most vulnerable communities to grow stronger and share their strengths with their communities to lift themselves out of poverty.
www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion #projectcompassion 1800 024 413
We pray for Peter Farrugia, Sr. Mary Joseph, Adrian McDonald, Kath Bowman, Brian Connor, P.G. Joseph, Miguel Mauna, Carmen Desira, Margaret Palakkal, Wilmyr Sevilla, Otila Wright, Nelson Dayrit, Marie Adam, Dayan Thumma, Asuncion Evangelista, Doreen Eddison, Mick Gastin, Faye McNerney, Gilbert Norris, Mitran Nettur, Mickey Lyngdoh, Eulalia Rulona, Andres Lucio, Oscar Cruz, Eduardo Leal Mateo, Gliceria Tacata, Milton D’Souza, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Ramon Alinea, Alex de Borja, Edgar Bersabe, Aniceta Esmaquel, Elena dela Cruz, Antonio Grisancich, Mathilda Lariche and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Denis Webber, Monique Hoaster, Wilfredo Villareal, Rolando Navarro, Francis Goonting, Anne Deluca, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Anthony Hanford, Norma Medina, Christine Hall, Esther Uwase, Steven Smith, Calum Jones, John Murray, Andrew Crowley, Vincent Margaret, Anne Marie Toole, Liss Corado, Helen Smith, Yvonne Norris, Shirley Linehan, James D’Silva, Jack Davies, Mila Africano, Albert Wankhar, Tracey Foss, Leelamma Joseph, Dale D’Souza, Shiranthi Cramer, Melissa Bear, Lyn Worsley and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 11 Apr 2021
|Kitty Stuttard / Derrick Netto / Toni Alexander|
Readers –10/11 Apr 2021
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 10/11 Apr 2021
|6:00pm||N. Golaw / J. Tramontana / G. Surrao|
|8:30am||B. Steinhauer / E. Stowers / S. Gomez|
|10:30am||N. Costa / S. Colla / F. Caruana|
|5:00pm||E. Angeles / R. Perera / J. Phan Lai|
Music Ministry – 10/11 Apr 2021
|8:30am||St. Philomena Choir|
|2:00pm||KNK – Divine Mercy Sunday Mass|
|5:00pm||Shepherds of Christ|