DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR NOVEMBER
For All the Faithful Departed
Almighty Father, You made everyone in your own image and likeness, and when that image was defaced by sin, you restored it through Christ:
Hear our prayers, we pray you, for all our brothers and sisters who have gone to their rest in the hope of the resurrection, and show them the glory of your face. Through Christ our Lord.
How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour. To him belong glory and power for ever and ever.
1st Reading (Ezek 34:11-12,15-17)
A reading from the prophet Ezekiel.
The Lord says this: I am going to look after my flock myself and keep all of it in view. As a shepherd keeps all his flock in view when he stands up in the middle of his scattered sheep, so shall I keep my sheep in view. I shall rescue them from wherever they have been scattered during the mist and darkness. I myself will pasture my sheep, I myself will show them where to rest – it is the Lord who speaks. I shall look for the lost one, bring back the stray, bandage the wounded and make the weak strong. I shall watch over the fat and healthy. I shall be a true shepherd to them. As for you, my sheep, the Lord says this: I will judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and he-goats.
The Word of the Lord.
The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.
2nd Reading (1 Cor 15:20-26,28)
A reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
Christ has been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep. Death came through one man and in the same way the resurrection of the dead has come through one man. Just as all men die in Adam, so all men will be brought to life in Christ; but all of them in their proper order: Christ as the first-fruits and then, after the coming of Christ, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, having done away with every sovereignty, authority and power. For he must be king until he has put all his enemies under his feet and the last of the enemies to be destroyed is death, for everything is to be put under his feet. And when everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subject in his turn to the One who subjected all things to him, so that God may be all in all.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David! Alleluia!
Gospel (Mt 25:31-46)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left. ‘Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.” Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you; or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome; naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?” And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.” ‘Next he will say to those on his left hand, “Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink; I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.” Then it will be their turn to ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?” Then he will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.” ‘And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
The Lord sits as King for ever. The Lord will bless his people with peace.
Next Week’s Readings
Is 63:16-17,64:1,3-8; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37
DAILY MASS BOOKINGS (IF NUMBERS INCREASE)
If the number of people attending church increases following new Guidelines expected on Sunday 22nd November, our Parish will operate as follows:
- If numbers go up to 50 or more, Weekday Mass attendance will be on a “first come first in”
- Weekend Mass bookings will be done online via Trybooking.com using the following link https://www.trybooking.com/BMZMP (link will change every week). Bookings via this link will open on Wed, 25th Nov at 9:00am and close on Fri, 27th Nov at 10:00am
- Bookings made over the phone or email with the Parish Office for next week will be valid. You do not have to re-book or call the parish office.
- Church will open 30 minutes before mass starts. Doors will be shut when mass starts.
- Please bring your ticket, either printed or on the phone, to verify your booking for weekend masses.
- After service, seats and kneelers are to be cleaned with disinfectant wipes which are provided.
- Please only book weekend Masses once every 2 weekends. The parish office will monitor bookings to ensure all parishioners get an equal opportunity to attend weekend Masses.
- If you are unwell on your allocated day, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.
LIVE STREAMING OF DAILY MASSES
For those who are unable to attend Mass at church, Masses will continue to be live streamed from our church.
Via Facebook Page https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
Via our parish Youtube channel
Via ZOOM Meeting ID: 923 0757 3592, Password: SPhc2020
Parishioners can dial in via mobile phone or landline to participate in our daily Masses on ZOOM.
Landline – Dial 0011 618 6119 3900
Mobile – Dial +618 6119 3900
Sunday 10:30am Mass is also available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/PfbVYfuwtCg
Please note our next Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm on Sunday November 29, 2020. The Youth will assist in all ministries and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present.
The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. You can still contact us on the office phone 9749 4300 or send in your enquiries/prayer requests by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
MEMORIAL BOOK FOR NOVEMBER
November is a special time to pray for the dead. This November as we are unable to gather as usual in church, to enable families to add the names of the deceased in the Memorial book we are requesting that you email the names to the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We will add the names in the Memorial book and Fr Vincent will pray for their souls in the month of November.
MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED – 7:00PM, THURSDAY 26TH NOVEMBER
We invite parishioners who have lost a loved one in the past 12 months to participate in this special Memorial Mass for the deceased. Invitations will be sent to families who have lost a loved one in the past 12 months. Kindly note the memorial mass is postponed to Thursday 26 November at 7pm. As we are awaiting confirmation of increased numbers allowed to attend after 23 November from the Victorian Government and the Archdiocese, bookings for this mass will be taken from Monday 23 November onwards, in order to get maximum numbers to attend. You may register only 1 or 2 members per family for the mass on a first come first serve basis. This mass will also be live-streamed via our Parish Facebook page and YouTube channel. At this mass we will have a special tribute in the form of a Photo Collage video. Please send an electronic copy of a photograph of your loved one who died over the last 12 months (1 Nov 2019 to 31 Oct 2020) and their date of birth and date of death via email to the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org latest by Monday 23 November. Please contact the parish office on 9749 4300 for more information.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Archer Dmello and Nicola Naufahu 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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK MINISTRY
Communion to the Sick Ministry hopes to resume operations soon. This ministry involves taking Holy Communion to the residents of Glendale nursing home and some elderly residents in their homes. We are seeking volunteers for this ministry, which will require Working with Children and Police Checks. Usually you will be required to volunteer for 2 hours per month either on a weekday or weekend. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Parish office on 9749 4300 or email us at email@example.com,
It has been our parish tradition to support the St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal via the "Giving Tree”. Despite the challenging times we have all been through we do not wish to forget families in our local neighbourhood experiencing financial hardship, especially during this festive season. This year the Parish will set up the "Giving Tree" to continue our Christmas tradition of assisting the needy in our community by preparing hampers to brighten their Christmas. Please take a tag from the Tree from this weekend onwards when you attend mass. In case you cannot attend mass, you can choose to buy the following items for the hampers: 1)Christmas cake, 2) Long life Custard, 3) Christmas Pudding, 4) Tins of Ham, 5) Fruit Mince Pies, 6) Tins of Fruit, 7) Lollies, 8) Nuts, 9) Chocolates, 10) Biscuits. Kindly return the item(s) to the baskets under the tree or leave it at the Presbytery Door latest by December 13. We request you to kindly return the tags which can be re-used next year. For further enquiries please call Kitty Stuttard on 9749 4215.
ZOOM LINKS TO WEEKLY SERVICES
Bible Study Ministry
Focus on Gospel of John, Chapter 16
Meeting ID: 91984220776 Password: 899140
St. Anthony’s Novena
Every Tuesday at 7:00pm, followed by Rosary
Meeting ID: 823 3823 7597, Password: 524250
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Novena
Every Wednesday at 7:00pm, followed by Rosary
Meeting ID: 836 3268 5197 Password: novena
St. Peter's Charismatic Prayer Community KNK
Every Saturday at 3:00pm – Divine Mercy & Praise & Worship
Meeting ID: 741 486 2105, Password: 023368
GRADE 3 FIRST RECONCILIATION
Our Grade 3 students will do their First Reconciliation on 23rd, 24th and 27th November. Please keep the children and their families in your prayers.
MACKILLOP COLLEGE PARISH REPRESENTATIVE 2021-2023
Ms Suellen Colla has been the volunteer Parish Representative on the MacKillop College Board for the past 3 years. Suelllen’s tenure is due to expire at the beginning of 2021. Nominations are called from families who have a student attending MacKillop College in 2021 and beyond, to volunteer for the Parish Representative position. The Board sits 5 times per year, usually on a Thursday evening, from 7:30pm to approximately 9:00pm. If you would like to nominate for this position, please send your expression of interest by email to the Parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 February 2021. The successful person will be advised at the beginning of March. We take this opportunity to thank Suellen for the time and effort she has put in over the past 3 years of being our Parish representative on the MacKillop College Board.
We pray for Lourdes Oceate, Edna MacGowan, Devasia Sebastian, Lourdes Morris, Italo Inserra, Fr Joy Vallomkunnel, Patricia McCavanagh, Leo Linehan, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Mary Chamie Joaquin Hari, Rosa Novak, George Lawrence, Kevin Eastmure, Francis Xavier, Mabel Pinto, Lily Noronha, Leno Farrugia, Joseph Rhee and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for 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, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Carmelina Costanzo, Alki Christopoulos, Charlotte Mary, Paul Burton, Aloysius Silva, Norma Medina, Christine Hall, Esther Uwase, Steven Smith, Justin Worsley, Calum Jones, Paul Thomas, John Murray, Andrew Crowley, Vincent Margaret, Christian Lindsay, Anne Marie Toole, Bishop Peter Elliott, Loreta Sotelo, Liss Corado, Michael Buttigieg and all who are ill in our Parish.