Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord 2019


PARISH NEWS

 

LENTEN/EASTER TIMETABLE

PALM SUNDAY, 13/14 APRIL 
Normal Weekend Masses
HOLY THURSDAY, 18 APRIL
7:30pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper including Washing of the Feet and Vigil until 11:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY, 19 APRIL
10:00am – Stations of the Cross
  3:00pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion followed by Divine Mercy Novena
EASTER VIGIL, 20 APRIL
7:30pm – Easter Vigil Mass
EASTER SUNDAY, 21 APRIL

8:30am & 10:30am Masses

1:15pm Spanish Mass

N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA TIMETABLE
Good Friday, 19 April – After 3:00pm Service

Holy Saturday, 20 April – 8:30am followed by Confessions

(No morning Mass)

Sunday 21 April to Friday 26 April – After 8:30am Mass
Saturday, 27 April – After 9:15am Mass
DIVINE MERCY FEAST, SUNDAY, 28 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am 5:00pm – Normal Sunday Masses
2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confession
3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass
CONFESSIONS

Every Saturday – After   9:15am Mass Every Wednesday – After 7:00pm Mass

Holy Saturday – 9:00am

 

READINGS FOR EASTER TRIDUUM

HOLY THURSDAY

1st Reading

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14

Resp. Psalm

Ps 115:12-13, 15-18

2nd Reading

1 Cor 11:23-26

Gospel Acclamation

Jn13:34

Gospel

Jn 13:1-15

GOOD FRIDAY

1st Reading

Is 52:13-53:12

Resp. Psalm

Ps 30:2,6,12-13,15-17,25

2nd Reading

Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9

Gospel Acclamation

Phil 2:8-9

Gospel

Jn 18:1-19:42

EASTER VIGIL

1st Reading

:  Gen.1:1-2:2,

Resp Psalm

Ps103,1-2,5-6,10,  12-14,24,35

2nd Reading

Gen. 22:1-18,

Resp. Psalm

Ps 15:5,8-11

3rd Reading

Ex 14:15-15:1.

Canticle

Ex 15:1-6,17-18

EASTER SUNDAY

1st Reading

Acts 10:34,37-43

Resp. Psalm

Ps 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23

2nd Reading

Col 3:1-4

Gospel Acclamation

1 Cor 5:6-8

Gospel

Jn 20:1-9

 

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
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass
11th April 7:00pm Combined Parish Rite II Reconciliation at St. Peters.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS on Good Friday at 10:00am will be led and conducted by the Young Adults of our parish. There will also be video clips on each station from the Movie The Passion of Christ Directed by Mel Gibson.

GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION
There will only be one collection on Good Friday with all proceeds going to the upkeep and restoration of the Churches and Shrines in the Holy Land. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

GOOD FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHT
In order to continue our commemoration of the Good Friday services, the Young Adults Group will show the movie Son of God, based entirely on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The movie will commence at 7:00pm  on Friday, April 19th 2019. There will be no BBQ or snacks. So, come along and continue to learn about our God who died on the Cross to save us. The movie will be screened on the big new wide screen in the church hall with stereophonic sound.

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A box has been placed outside the Sacristy for the return of Project Compassion boxes. Or, you can see Fr. Vincent or one of the Deacons to return your boxes. Thank you.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on Tuesday (April 16) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the theatrette. We are at Mark Chapter 3. All are welcome. Enquiries:  Message 0426 071 375.

ANZAC DAY REMEMBRANCE MASS – THURSDAY 25TH APRIL, 8:30AM
Please join us for this special Mass which will include the Ode, the Last Post and the National Anthem. One minute silence will also be observed.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – 28TH APRIL, 2019
To celebrate this Feast, there will be Exposition, Adoration and Confession commencing at 2:00pm. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited at 3:00pm (the hour of Mercy), followed by Mass. Please note that the 5:00pm Sunday Mass will be celebrated as usual. Please check timetable in this bulletin.

WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND THANK THE KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS for the erection of the Lenten Crosses in Hoppers Crossing and Werribee.

THANK YOU TO ALL GREEN NURSERY for their donation of palms for our Palm Sunday celebrations.

MONTHLY YOUTH MASS
There will be no youth mass this month as the third Sunday is Easter Sunday. Instead, the Young Adults will lead and conduct the Good Friday Stations of the Cross. Next Youth Mass is on Sunday 19th May at 5:00pm.

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. At this Mass, 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 at our church.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
During this time of Lent we are invited to look to others too with charity, which frees us from the vanity of possessing, from thinking that things are good if they are good for me.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 21 Apr 19

Pravin A. / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 20/21 Apr 19

  7:30pm C. Skinner / Davy F. / B. Steinhauer / E. Dalton
  8:30am K. McLoughlin / S. D’Silva
10:30am S. Vaz
  5:00pm NO MASS

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 20/21 Apr 19

  7:30pm B. Farrugia / M. Maple / J. Poppen / M. Naufahu / S. Martis / D&J Roga
  8:30am E. Behrouzi / C. Coelho / L&B Jones /H. Durski / K. English / G. Siccita
10:30am N. Costa / V. Firman / M. Peters / VOL
  5:00pm NO MASS

Music Ministry – 20/21 Apr 19

  7:30pm St. Peter’s Choir
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm NO MASS