Fourth Sunday of Easter 2019

 

PARISH NEWS

 

PRAYER FOR MOTHERS ON MOTHERS DAY
Loving God, we pray for our mothers, who cared for us when we were helpless; who comforted us when we were hurt; whose love and care we often take for granted. Today we pray for those who are grieving the loss of their mother, mothers who grieve the loss of their children, those who never knew their biological mother and now yearn for her and those who have experienced the wonder of an adopted mother’s love. Lord give all mothers, grandmothers, aunts and godmothers a special blessing. Keep us united with you and with each other, so that we can be and become all that we are meant to be.

SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS DATES
Parishioners, please note the following dates that children from St. Peter's school will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these Masses. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers as they prepare to receive our Lord for the first time.

Saturday, 18th May – 6:00pm
Sunday, 19th May – 10:30am
Saturday 25th May – 6:00pm
Sunday 26th May – 10:30am

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 Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meetings held on the 1st Monday of the month 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

 

A REMINDER TO PARISHIONERS
Catholics are obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year, in Australia and New Zealand between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday which this year falls on 16th June 2019.

PARISH MASS COUNT FOR ARCHDIOCESE
We will conduct counting at all weekend masses during the month of May.

CAR PARK
Another near miss in the Car Park !!
Motorists using the privilege or convenience of the church/school car park, please note and adhere to the road markings and directions. Drop off and pick up times and weekday mass times is when most care must be taken.

YOUTH MASS
Please note our next Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm on May 19th, 2019. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will be assisting in all ministries and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY, MAY 12TH World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Today is the World Day of Vocations. Pope Francis tells us: “There can be no greater joy than to risk one’s life for the Lord! I would like to say this especially to you, the young. Do not be deaf to the Lord’s call. If he calls you to follow this path, do not pull your oars into the boat, but trust him”. Let us pray for the young people in our community, and in our families and circle of friends. May our prayers help them to be open to the Lord’s call to consecrated life or priesthood.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
May 12, 2019 – 4th Sunday of Easter
“The disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 13:52)
The disciples heard Our Lord’s call and were able to spread the Gospel message with strength and vitality. We, too, can experience that same joy if we make room for the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts. When we use our gifts in the way that God intends, He fills us with supernatural joy. A joy that others notice and are attracted to.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
In many countries May is the month of Mary. May the Mother of God accompany us and protect Christians in fighting against the forces of evil. Let us entrust ourselves to her and pray for the Church and for peace in the world..

MASS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS
The Life, Marriage & Family Office warmly invite all expectant mothers and their families to the Mass for Expectant Mothers to be celebrated by Archbishop Comensoli at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 2 June at 11:00am. Registrations can be made online www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily, lmf@cam.org.au or call 9287 5587. Please note that registration closes on Friday 24 May. Expectant mothers who register will receive a small token of recognition.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Theo McCluskey, Flor Golaw, Florentina Almario, Ludgarda Caruana, Eardley Beck, Maria Hoa, Thomas Tri, Joseph Mau, Agnes Thoi, Jesu Johnkutty and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando, Paul Camilleri, Zandi Falzon, Helga Jacob and all who are ill in our Parish

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 19 May 19

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 18/19 May 19

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Giovanna Siccita
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 18/19 May 19

  6:00pm D&J Roga / M. Maple / P. Albuquerque
  8:30am Karen F. / G. Sharman / C. Coelho / J. Quinless
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / N. Costa / C. Morcom
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS

Music Ministry – 18/19 May 19

  6:00pm St. Cecilia’s Choir
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm YOUTH MASS