Nativity of St. John the Baptist 2018

 

PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT PARISH NOTICES/CHANGES
Parishioners please note the following:

  1. From July 2018, the Spanish Mass will be held at 1:15pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month instead of 12:00 noon.
  2. BAPTISM - From July 2018, the Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 00 noon.

The Baptism Preparation meeting will continue to be held at 7:00pm on the 1st Monday of the month in Church.

Parents are requested to kindly contact the parish office on 9749 4300 to register for Baptism of their child prior to attending the Baptism Preparation meeting.

ST. PETER'S PARISH FEAST MASS – SUNDAY 1ST JULY, 10:30AM
All Parishioners are invited to attend our annual St. Peter's Parish Feast Mass on Sunday 1st July at 10:30am followed by fellowship in the hall. We ask that you please bring a plate of sweet or savoury finger food to be shared after Mass.

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

2nd & 4th Mondays Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.


ADULT CHRISTIAN INITIATION AT ST PETER'S PARISH
The St. Peter's adult Christian initiation process, or RCIA, for people wishing to become Catholic, is now open for enrolment of new applicants. The program prepares unbaptised adults 16 years and older for the sacraments of initiation next Easter, and also baptised Christians, who wish to receive the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Catholic Church. The program runs for 9 months to prepare the candidates to receive the sacraments. An appointment for new applicants may be made for Wednesday 18th July from 7:30 to 8:45pm in the Parish Theatrette, 38 Guinane Ave, Hoppers Crossing. If you are interested, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or the RCIA Coordinator Matthew Reuter on 0403 988 629.

THANKSGIVING ENVELOPES
Thanksgiving Envelopes will be available for collection from the hall this weekend. A very big thank you to all the volunteers who work so hard to get this organised in time.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Asher Adie, Isobelle Bretag and Zenith Augustin who are to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of their Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues Monday June 25 at 7 pm in the theaterette. New Members welcome. Enquiries Royden 0426071375

CERTIFICATE II - INFORMATION, DIGITAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY – FREE OF CHARGE
Wyndham City Council is in the process of recruiting candidates for a Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology “free of charge”.

The Course is aimed at young people between 16 -25 years of age and will be delivered both in classrooms and online. What's Involved?

  • Become a Victoria University Polytechnic student.
  • From July 17, the course will run for three days a week at the VU Polytechnic Werribee, from 11:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday to Thursday with an additional day of online study.

The project aims to build a Community of creative young people and emerging young artists in the city of Wyndham. These young people will be supported to co-design a project that will aim to highlight Community successes and be a voice for young people in Wyndham.

To register, please submit your name, telephone and email address to the Parish Office on 9749 4300 or via email to stpeters@wetnet.com.au.

YOUNG ADULTS RELAUNCH 1 JULY
Are you a young person trying to figure out how to do life? We are having a relaunch event to meet some new people, share perspectives and talk about stuff that matters. Come and join us for a fun time, real talk and free dinner. All welcome (ages 18-29) so bring your friends! Meet in the hall Sunday 1st July, 6-7:30pm. Any questions contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
“Behold, one is coming after me; I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet.” – ACTS 13:25

Stewardship is a lifestyle, it’s not a program or a process. It’s how we are called to live our lives twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week! It challenges us to live “God-centered” lives, not “self-centered” lives. Reflect on your daily activities, do you do them for the glory of God or for the glory of your own name?

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION
There will be a third Collection this weekend June 23/24 for Peter’s Pence – the annual collection for the Holy Father.

ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY MASS
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th-70th wedding anniversary this year? The Life, Marriage & Family Office invite you and your families to join us at the Annual Anniversary Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 29 July at 11:00am. Couples who register will receive commemorative certificates and packs. To register contact the Life, Marriage & Family Office on: lmf@cam.org.au or 9287 5587 or visit: www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily. Registrations close Friday 13 July.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Wendel Menezes, Joe Cassar, Kathleen Danvy, Wendel Menezes, Thomas (Tom) Mitsud, Kevin Hunt, Desmond Powell, and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Sally Dela-Pena, Maria Malovrh, Bridget Keating, Barbara Benedict, John Tanti, Anthony Bartolo, Tieziosa Bartolo, Lucy Rixon, Neville Morris and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lito Alinea, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Kath Meddings, Sasika Jurcic, Thais Long, Lorna Scott, Judy & Josseph Cammayo, Finnian Keating, Debra Hamill, Ashton Quinless, Elsabet, Grace White and all who are sick in our parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 1 July 18

Les Jones, Tini & Barrie Hope, Grace Sharman

Readers – 30 June / 1 July 18

  6:00pm Agnes D’Lima
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 30 June / 1 July 18

  6:00pm J. Tramontana / E. Dalton / M. Maple / S. Martis
  8:30am E. Stowers / R. Johnson / C. Coelho / Karen F.
10:30am B. Fernandes / N&R Golaw / C. Morcom
  5:00pm S. Joseph / J&A Etiennette / E. Behrouzi

Music Ministry – 30 June / 1 July 18

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