IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
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||Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month 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|
New financial year Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for Direct Debit, Miscellaneous and Credit Card are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your letter or envelopes as soon as possible as they are to be used from next weekend 7/8 July 2019.
If you are able to assist with delivering envelopes or letters, please contact the Parish Office in the first instance. Thank you.
A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers who worked long hours to ensure that all the envelopes and letters for the Thanksgiving Program were ready for parishioners to collect last weekend.
The next HEALING MASS will be held on Saturday, 6th July, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. All are invited to attend the Praise & Worship, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and concluding with the Healing Mass.
Please note that as Fr. Vincent is not available in the morning on Wednesday 3rd July, instead of Mass at 8:30am there will be Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service. No change to the evening Mass and Novena which will go ahead on Wednesday 3rd July.
BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
The next Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held on Monday, 1st July at 7:00pm in Church.
FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION on 5th July 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!
Information Meeting – “HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THE CATHOLIC JOURNEY RCIA (Adults) OR RCIC (Children Year 7 and above)"
If this question has nagged you or one of your friends, you are invited to come to an Information Meeting at 7:30pm on Tuesday 9th July in the Theatrette. There will be an opportunity for you or your friends to ask questions and find out a little more about the Catholic Christian journey. The atmosphere will be warm and friendly with no pressure. If you have any questions please call Francis Thomas (0401 787 372) or Rodney Dearing (0419 881 610). Hope to see you there.
BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK JULY 2 AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St. James & St. Peters Bible Study continues on July 2 at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peters, Hoppers Crossing. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 8) with teachings, videos, discussions, etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426 071 375.
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 which will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 28 July at 11:00am. Couples who register will receive commemorative certificates. To register call 9287 5587, visit www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations close Fri 12 July.
PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION
There will be a third Collection this weekend June 29/30 for Peter’s Pence – the annual collection for the Holy Father.
TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
The Eucharist prepares us for a place in eternity, because it is the Bread of Heaven.
WE CARE – Responding to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act Victoria
On 19 June 2019, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (VAD) came into effect in Victoria. It legalises euthanasia and assisted suicide. Despite what the law may say, our Christian tradition affirms that every life, including those of the sick and suffering, is sacred. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are never part of end of life care. Pope Francis has encouraged ordinary Catholics everywhere to resist euthanasia and to protect the old, the young and the vulnerable from being cast aside in a “throw-away culture.” We are called to follow Christ by accompanying people with compassion, sharing hope not fear. The Bishops of the Catholic dioceses of Melbourne, Ballarat, Sale and Sandhurst, echoing Pope Francis, have published a pastoral letter including practical guidance on ways we can be conscientious objectors to euthanasia. Copies of the letter are available in the church foyer. Please take a copy and share it.
PRAY FOR ARCHBISHOP PETER COMENSOLI
This weekend (Saturday 29 June) Archbishop Peter Comensoli received the blessed Pallium from Pope Francis. The Pallium is a small woollen vestment (like a scarf) which is worn over Mass vestments to signify his role as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne. The Pope blesses the Pallium for each new Metropolitan Archbishop each year on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, and the Archbishops who receive it come back to their cities where the Apostolic Nuncio (Papal Ambassador) will formally impose the Pallium as a sign of his unity with the Pope and the Universal Church. Let us pray for Archbishop Peter as our chief shepherd in Melbourne; for all our priests, deacons and seminarians, and for many more vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.
We pray for George Lawrence, Dorothy Attavar, Peter Nguyen, Marta Rodrigues, Andrea Castillo and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Sally Dela Pena, Ravi Attavar, Virginia Magno, John Tanti, Anthony & Preziosa Bartolo, John Borg, Antoinetta De Quattro, Bridget Keating, Nora Binks, Carmen Pace, Carmela Pace, Tanya Pace, Giovanna Grech, Michael Stowers, Sergio Mazzonetto, John Serrao, Charles Evans, Faith Sanderford and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando, Paul Camilleri, Zandi Falzon, Helga Jacob, Vonnie Pritchard, Tim Cooper, Hannah Czerniawsky, Camille Miles, Lorraine Vella, Atima Chakraborty, Paul Camilleri, Magdalena Marquez, Ashley Azavedo, Martina Serrao, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Ventious Fernando, Adrian Wilson, Lisa Arenas, Baby Cora, Gordon Newman, Vincent Jones and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 7 July 19
|Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson|
Readers – 6/7 July 19
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 6/7 July 19
|6:00pm||B. Farrugia / E. Mills / B. Raj / S. Albuquerque|
|8:30am||E. Stowers / S. Gomez / J.P. Lai / K. Fernandes|
|10:30am||V. Firman / Sally DiB / L. Ortega / S. Vaz|
|5:00pm||S. Joseph / J&D Etiennette / E. Behrouzi|
Music Ministry – 6/7 July 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|