DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR NOVEMBER
Prayer for Youth
God our Father, we ask you to be with young people as they experience sorrow and joy.
Protect them from the dangers that are present in our world today.
Give them and their families the courage to follow you as they journey through life.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, may they experience your loving care and mercy.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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 (Dan 7:13-14)
A reading from the prophet Daniel.
I gazed into the visions of the night. And I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven, one like a son of man. He came to the one of great age and was led into his presence. On him was conferred sovereignty, glory and kingship, and men of all peoples, nations and languages became his servants. His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty which shall never pass away, nor will his empire ever be destroyed.
The Word of the Lord.
The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.
2nd Reading (Apoc 1:5-8)
A reading from the book of Apocalypse.
Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the First-born from the dead, the Ruler of the kings of the earth. He loves us and has washed away our sins with his blood, and made us a line of kings, priests to serve his God and Father; to him, then, be glory and power for ever and ever. Amen. It is he who is coming on the clouds; everyone will see him, even those who pierced him, and all the races of the earth will mourn over him. This is the truth. Amen. ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega’ says the Lord God, who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Blessed is he who inherits the kingdom of David our father; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Alleluia.
Gospel (Jn 18:33-37)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. John.
‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ Pilate asked. Jesus replied, ‘Do you ask this of your own accord, or have others spoken to you about me?’ Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? It is your own people and the chief priests who have handed you over to me: what have you done?’ Jesus replied, ‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews. But my kingdom is not of this kind.’ ‘So you are a king then?’ said Pilate. ‘It is you who say it’ answered Jesus. ‘Yes, I am a king. I was born for this, I came into the world for this: to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
The Lord sits as King for ever. The Lord will bless his people with peace.
Next Week’s Readings
Jer 33:14-16; 1 Thess 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28; 34-36
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 22 Nov - St. Cecilia
Wed, 24 Nov - Sts Andrew Dung-lac & Companions
WEEKLY PARISH DATES
9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.
10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.
6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) on Zoom.
6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.
6:15pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults
7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.
Meeting ID: 91984220776 Password: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372
7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399 Passcode: rosary
7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.
7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena followed by Rosary on Zoom
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration|
|Saturdays||2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK
|Baptisms||12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm|
UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
Following Government announcements, there will be no density limits in church. Masses are celebrated as follows:
Fully Vaccinated - No cap
Weekdays - Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am
Weekend - Saturday 6:00pm, Sunday 8:30am & 10:30am
Masses for those with Unknown Vaccination Status - Cap of 50 people per Mass
Wednesday 7.00pm and Sunday 5.00pm
(This will be on a first come first serve basis). Please note that the Wednesday Perpetual Succour Novena will NOT be held in church until further notice.
Kindly note the following:
- Bookings for weekday and weekend Masses are not required.
- Registration via QR Code (volunteers will be available to assist).
- Proof of vaccination for all attending (12+ years and over) must be shown to the Check-In Marshalls. Parishioners need to update “Services Victoria App” if they are fully vaccinated or have a vaccination exemption.
- If you do not have a smart phone, please obtain a hard copy vaccination compliance certificate which is to be shown to the Check-In Marshalls each time you attend mass as it will be recorded manually.
- Face masks are optional.
- Please sanitise prior to entering church.
- Church will open 30 minutes before Mass.
Doors will be shut 5 minutes before Mass.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church Kyrian Aricayos, Bella Tucker and Sistine Aiesi who are to be baptised this weekend. 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.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL GIVING TREE
Greetings all. To enable us to make up hampers to brighten Christmas for needy, struggling families in our area (especially during these Covid times), please take a tag from the tree and return donated items to the baskets under the tree by 12th December. Please also return the tags to the tree. A Christmas card with your food gifts lets a family know you are thinking of them in this joyous season. If there are any families in need of a little help at this time and would like a Christmas hamper, please contact the Parish Office. Enquiries to 0433 710 310. A video will be played at all Masses this weekend. Thank you.
The Piety Store has, for sale, a stock of Columban Calendars for $9 each and God’s Word 2022 books for $20 each. If you would like to purchase any of these or other religious items, the Piety Store is open before and after all weekend Masses. Piety Store rosters are available for collection from the Church hall.
YOUNG ADULTS SAUSAGE SIZZLE FUNDRAISER
Please support our Young Adults at their Sausage Sizzle after all Masses this weekend (except Sunday 5pm) to help them raise funds to finance their various activities during the coming year.
MEMORIAL BOOK FOR NOVEMBER
To enable families to add the names of the deceased in the Memorial book in a Covid safe manner, we request you to email the names to the parish office at either 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 during the month of November.
ST. PETER'S SCHOOL CONFIRMATIONS
We congratulate the Year 6 students who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 25th November. May they be filled with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit throughout their lives. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers.
MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED – 7:00PM, FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER
All Parishioners who have lost a loved one are invited to attend this special Memorial Mass for the Deceased. Invitations will be sent to families who have lost a loved one in the past 12 months. You are welcome to bring a photo of the Deceased and place it on the table at the front of the Church.
SUNDAY SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS
Our Sunday School children will be receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Saturday 27th November. We pray that the Eucharist will enrich and nourish them throughout their lives.
JOSEPH'S CORNER COUNSELLING SERVICE SHOP
There will be a stall in the hall at all Masses on the weekend of 27/28 November (except Sunday 5pm) featuring Bric-a-Brac, knitting and crochet goods from Joseph's Corner Counselling Service shop "MERRIJIG" in Yarraville. The shop raises funds to help keep the Counselling Service going. The Free Service is for Partners and Family members of people affected by addiction. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
ALPHA PIZZA N COKE NIGHT MONDAY 29 NOVEMBER AT 7:00PM
The joint parishes of St James & St Peters have been running an Alpha program which ends on Monday Nov 29. The final session is a showcase of what an Alpha session looks like. If you are interested in joining the next Alpha Program commencing in February 2022, we would like to invite you to our final Pizza n Coke night session to be held at St. Peters Church Hall at 7 pm. The session will showcase the Alpha Program where we explore life, faith and meaning in a fun, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. There will be testimonies from some participants of how Alpha has impacted them. Limited places available so please register early. For enquiries please call Anita on 0411772320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register please fill in the form at https://bit.ly/3mvElli.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (RELIGIOUS EXCEPTIONS) AMENDMENT BILL 2021
Currently, Catholic organisations, including our schools can freely employ those who share our religious beliefs, values and ethos. However, the Victorian Government has introduced legislation seeking to change this. If it passes, the Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Bill 2021 will affect religious organisations all across Victoria, who will be limited in their ability to employ staff, run their schools and provide other services that adhere to their faith, values and ethos. Visit https://melbournecatholic.org/religiousfreedom for further details. Copies of Archbishop Peter’s letter are available at the back of the church.
RED WEDNESDAY PRAYER VIGIL WITH EXPOSITON OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Wednesday, 24th November 2021, from 7:30pm St. Patrick’s Cathedral will be lit in red to remember and pray for persecuted Christians and all who suffer for their faith around the world. Join in on the night for a special prayer vigil or watch the livestream on www.youtube.com/archmelb.
ADVENT 21 WITH BRUCE DOWNES, THE CATHOLIC GUY
You are invited to ‘Expect the Unexpected’ this Advent. Join in each day for a short, free Advent Daily Devotional Video that will guide you on a life-changing journey. Starting November 28th you'll receive short inspirational videos each day from Bruce Downes, full of real life stories and practical ways to become all that God has created you to be! Register now or for more information. Email: email@example.com or at https://brucedownes.org/registerforadvent//
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Miroslav Hledik, Mylene Sarmiento, Danny Cantos, Luiz Lopez, Michael Vidotto Snr., John McCracken, Amelita Santos, Eric Menjivar, Alex & Gerty Fernandes, Chinnamma Kora, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.
We pray for Franco Stroscio, Marion Bartolo, Edward Scicluna, Leno Farrugia, Lawrence Farrugia, Angelina Tonna, Vivian Azzopardi, Hilda Farrugia, Sanakonz Cox, George Missi, Thomas Tri, Joseph Mau, Joseph Nam, Peter Son, Michael Lewis, Claude Barber and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Baby Julian Cayme, Kevin McLoughlin, Adrian McGill, Kevin Hynes, Jeffrey Dalton, Henan Menjivar Jr., Jean Cameron, Katherine Yin Ming Lee and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 28 Nov 2021
|Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza|
Readers – 27/28 Nov 2021
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 27/28 Nov 2021
|6:00pm||D&J Roga / J. Tramontana|
|8:30am||KSC Minister / K. English / R. Johnson|
|10:30am||J. Quinless / A. Koek / S. Vaz|
|5:00pm||I Simangan / E. Angeles / R. Albuquerque|
Music Ministry – 27/28 Nov 2021
|8:30am||St. Philomena Choir|