Fifth Sunday of Lent 2019

 

PARISH NEWS

 

PALM SUNDAY, 14 APRIL
Next weekend 13/14 April palms will be blessed and distributed at all weekend Masses.

COMMUNION SERVICE
Please note that as Fr. Vincent is not available, instead of Mass at 8:30am there will be Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service on Wednesday 10th April. There will be the usual 7:00pm Mass on Wednesday 10th April.

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION, THURS. 11TH APRIL, 7:00PM AT ST. PETER'S PARISH
Please join us for our annual Rite II Reconciliation on Thursday 11th April at 7:00pm. This is a great way to prepare ourselves this Lenten season for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery. All welcome.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre

Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass

Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Preparation Meeting, Monday 1 April at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass
11th April 7:00pm Combined Parish Rite II Reconciliation at St. Peters.

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Christian Robert Tringali, Ethan Christopher Brewer, Xavier Raymond Mulquiney who are to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

CONGRATULATIONS FR. DOM on the 60th Anniversary of your Priesthood. Thank you for your shepherding over the past 60 years, and in particular for our parish, St. Peter's.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Held every Friday during Lent commencing at 7:00pm in the Church and followed by Mass. Stations of the Cross on 12th April will be led by the St Peters Charismatic Prayer Community.

LENTEN RETREAT
Thank you to all who attended the Lenten Retreat over the last 4 weeks. We were able to journey with Christ through the Gospels and build a closer relationship with Jesus. May this be the start of a new journey that carries on well past Easter. With your support we may have an Advent retreat later this year.

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A box has been placed outside the Sacristy for the return of Project Compassion boxes or you can see Fr. Vincent or one of the Deacons to return your boxes. Thank you.

GOOD FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHT
In order to continue our commemoration of the Good Friday services, Young Adults Group will be showing the movie Son of God entirely based on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The movie will commence at 7:00pm and there will be no BBQ or snacks. So come along and continue to learn about our God who died on the Cross to save us.

MASS OF THE HOLY OILS (CHRISM MASS)- TUES 16TH APRIL 11:00AM, ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, EAST MELBOURNE
All are invited to attend this special Mass celebrated by Archbishop Peter Comensoli and concelebrated with Priests and Deacons from the Archdiocese. Also, the Oil of the Sick, the Oils of Catechumens and the Chrism are blessed. This Mass manifests the communion of the Priests with their Bishop in a leadership of service. Kindly note that the 8:30am morning Mass will be celebrated as usual.

DID YOU KNOW?
At the present time, we have fifty students in our seminary at Carlton, Corpus Christi College. There are currently thirty-five students for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Melbourne – thirty in Corpus Christi College, and five studying in Rome. Please keep these men in your prayers, and pray that many more will join them to minister in our Archdiocese. Your prayer today might make the difference to a young person.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
If we do not listen to the voice of the Lord, our hearts become like soil without water. That is why the Lord says: “Harden not your hearts”.

LENTEN/EASTER TIMETABLE

RECONCILIATION RITE II Thursday, 11 April, 7:30pm in Church

PALM SUNDAY, 13/14 APRIL

Normal Weekend Masses

HOLY THURSDAY, 18 APRIL

7:30pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

including Washing of the Feet and Vigil until 11:00pm

GOOD FRIDAY, 19 APRIL

10:00am – Stations of the Cross

3:00pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion followed by Divine Mercy Novena

EASTER VIGIL, 20 APRIL

7:30pm – Easter Vigil Mass

EASTER SUNDAY, 21 APRIL

8:30am & 10:30am Masses

1:15pm Spanish Mass

N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA TIMETABLE
Good Friday, 19 April – After 3:00pm Service

Holy Saturday, 20 April – 8:30am followed by Confessions

(No morning Mass)

Sunday 21 April – After 8:30am Mass
Monday 22 April to Friday 26 April – After 8:30am Mass
Saturday, 27 April – After 9:15am Mass
DIVINE MERCY FEAST, SUNDAY, 28 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am 5:00pm – Normal Sunday Masses
2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confession
3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass

CONFESSIONS

Every Saturday – After  9:15am Mass

Every Wednesday – After 7:00pm Mass

Holy Saturday – 9:00am

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Martha Rodrigues, Ceada D’Cruz, Sophie Fernandes, Hubert Hurtis, Mary Farrugia, Eileen Janer and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Judith & Sebastian D’Cruz, Afra & Isidon Fernandes, Lorna Anderson, Tibor Frank, Ramon Alinea, Irineo Bansale, Victoria Sapiano, Jim Murray, Terry McGovern, Nick Adamo, Alex deBorja, Elena dela Cruz, Antonio Grisancich, Aniceta Esmaquel, Maria Nguyen, Peter and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela O’Brian, Kath Meddings, Patrick Thornby, Patrick Clark, Lewis Zammit, Nofoao Thomas, Vonnie Pritchard, Shelton, Melvin Ramshaw, Maria Barruto, Lee Andrew Tesaluna, Rosa Carullo, Jeffrey Grech, Jeffrey Trach, Barbara Brown, Josephine Buttigieg, Melissa Caroline Bear, Kenneth Henriques, Santana D’Souza, Monica Harris, James Williams, Rosemary Fairney, Joyce Devine, Frank O’Brien, Liam Fitzpatrick, Trish Hamill, Bruce Renn, Margie Fernando and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Palm Sunday Money Counters - 14 Apr 19

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson

Palm Sunday Readers – 13/14 Apr 19

  6:00pm W. D’Cruz / D. Fernandez Dcn. Charles / Fr. Vincent / J. Poppen
  8:30am R. Hibbert / G. Siccita Dcn. Charles / Fr. Vincent / D. Hankins
10:30am S. Harry / L. Vasquez Dcn. Charles / Fr. Vincent / S. Vaz
  5:00pm J. Cardel / G. Sharman Dcn. Charles / Fr. Vincent / C. Skinner

Palm Sunday Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 13/14 Apr 19

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / J. Tramontana / M. Maple / S. Martis/ S. D’Silva / H. Durski / Vol
  8:30am R. Johnson/ A. Vesty / M. Nelthropp / K. English / K. McLoughlin / D&J Roga
10:30am M&Z D’Mello /N. Costa / M. Naufahu / S&I Simangan / V. Firman
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / I. D’Lima  / 2 x  VOLUNTEERS

Palm Sunday Music Ministry - 13/14 Apr 19

  6:00pm Mater Dolarosa
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm Footsteps