Fourth Sunday of Lent 2019

PARISH NEWS

 

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 – NEXT HEALING MASS ON APRIL 6TH, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

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 Tuesday 2nd April and Wednesday 10th April. There will be the usual 7:00pm Mass on Wednesday 10th April.

FIRST FRIDAY SERVICE on April 5th begins with Mass at 7:00pm, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, time for reflection, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and nine offices until 10:00pm. Come and spend some time with the Lord.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ends next Sunday, 7th April. Please remember to turn your clocks BACK 1 hour the night before so you are not too late for Mass !!

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on April 2nd 2019 in the theatrette. We are studying the Gospel of Mark and are at Ch 2. Bible Study class will be conducted by Clive Gonsalves from St. James Parish. New members welcome. Enquiries to Royden 0426 071 375

LENTEN RETREAT
Lenten retreat continues on April 4 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, conducted by Deacons Royden & Charles. These will consist of teachings, short films, music, reflections on key parables from the Gospel of Luke to increase our faith and build a stronger relationship with Jesus during this Lenten Period. There will also be Eucharistic Adoration, solemn prayer and confessions. On April 4th we will reflect on the parable of The Good Samaritan.

CONGRATULATIONS to Grade3 Students who make their first Reconciliation on Tuesday, 2nd April at 7:00pm. We pray that God will shower these children with his blessings.

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.

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.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are days of Fasting and Abstinence from meat. All other Fridays, except solemnities, the law of the common practice of penance is fulfilled by any one of the following:

  1. Prayer eg – Mass attendance; family prayer; a visit to a church or chapel; reading the Bible; making Stations of the Cross; praying the Rosary, etc.
  2. Self Denial eg – not eating meat, sweets or dessert; giving up entertainment to spend time with family; limiting food and drink to give to the poor of ones own country or elsewhere, etc. Project Compassion is a major means of expressing self-denial in Australia.
  3. Helping Others eg – special attention to someone who is poor, sick, elderly, lonely or overburdened, etc.
  • All who have turned 18 and who are not yet 60 are bound to fast. All who have completed 14 are bound to abstain. (Canon 1252)
  • Lent is a time of penance. During this season the faithful are exhorted to devote themselves in a special manner to prayer, to engage in works of piety and charity and to deny themselves.
  • All faithful are obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled between Ash Wednesday 6 March 19 and Trinity Sunday, 16 June 19 unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year.

The wonderful gift of the Lord’s merciful love is offered in a special way in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Lent is a most appropriate time to receive this Sacrament. All who have reached the age of discretion are bound faithfully to confess their grave sins at least once a year.

VISIT BY FR. DOM DI GIORGIO
As Fr. Dom is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of his priesthood, Fr. Vincent has invited him to celebrate the 10:30am Mass next Sunday, 7th April. Let us welcome Fr. Dom back with our usual St. Peter's warmth and hospitality.

 THE NEXT HEALING MASS will be held on Saturday, 6th April from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. All are invited to attend the Praise & Worship, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with the Healing Mass.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Outward appearance, money, career, hobbies: these are sirens that enchant us and then set us adrift. #Lent is a time of grace to free our hearts from vanities.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Virginia Jewers, Trix Andrada, Janice Cassar, Fillipo Amore and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Phillip Jones, Kuriakkose Palatty, Buenaventura Are, Benita Reyes 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, Martha Rodrigues, Jeffrey Trach, Barbara Brown, Josephine Buttigieg, Melissa Caroline Bear, Kenneth Henriques, Santana D’Souza, Monica Harris, James Williams, Rosemary Fairnie, Joyce Devine, Frank O’Brien, Liam Fitzpatrick, Trish Hamill, Bruce Renn and all who are ill in our parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 7 April 19

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 6/7 April 19

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Sonia Sabu Mathew

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 6/7 April 19

  6:00pm H Durski / N Golaw / B Fernandes / Davy F.
  8:30am Karen F. / S. Gomez / C. Coelho / L. Jones
10:30am N. Costa / L. Ortega / Sally DiB / M. Naufahu
  5:00pm R Perera/D Etiennette/S Joseph/E Behrouzi

Music Ministry - 6/7 April 19

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm FilOz