Second Sunday of Lent 2019

 

PARISH NEWS

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
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NEXT HEALING MASS ON APRIL 6TH, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
3rd Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass
Wednesdays 7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass

 

MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR NOVENA Every Wednesday at 7:30pm (after 7:00pm mass) consisting of traditional prayers, scripture reading, brief homily, Eucharistic Adoration and some of our favourite hymns. Come and join us for the Novena. Novena Books for personal use are available at the sacristy or after the Novena on Wednesday for $5.

LENTEN RETREAT
Lenten retreat continues on March 21,28 and April 4 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, conducted by Deacons Royden & Charles. These will consist of teachings, short films, music, reflections on key parables from the Gospel of Luke to increase our faith and build a stronger relationship with Jesus during this Lenten Period. There will also be Eucharistic Adoration, solemn prayer and confessions. On March 21st we will reflect on Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS held every Friday during Lent commencing at 7:00pm in the Church and followed by Mass. Stations of the Cross on 22 March will be led by the Music Ministry.

SACRAMENTAL & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME
If your children attend a non-Catholic School and you wish for them to prepare to receive Sacraments or general instruction, come and see us. Classes each Sunday from 9:15am to 10:25am. Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749 2812.

THANK YOU Father Vincent and Parishioners of St. Peter's for your prayers and support during our son, Vincent's illness. He is now on the road to recovery.
Les & Bev Jones.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION
Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are days of Fasting and Abstinence from meat. All other Fridays, except solemnities, the law of the common practice of penance is fulfilled by any one of the following:

  1. Prayer eg – Mass attendance; family prayer; a visit to a church or chapel; reading the Bible; making Stations of the Cross; praying the Rosary, etc.
  2. Self Denial eg – not eating meat, sweets or dessert; giving up entertainment to spend time with family; limiting food and drink to give to the poor of ones own country or elsewhere, etc. Project Compassion is a major means of expressing self-denial in Australia.
  3. Helping Others eg – special attention to someone who is poort, sick, elderly, lonely or overburdened, etc.
  • All who have turned 18 and who are not yet 60 are bound to fast. All who have completed 14 are bound to abstain. (Canon 1252)
  • Lent is a time of penance. During this season the faithful are exhorted to devote themselves in a special manner to prayer, to engage in works of piety and charity and to deny themselves.
  • All faithful are obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled between Ash Wednesday 6 March 19 and Trinity Sunday, 16 June 19 unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year.

The wonderful gift of the Lord’s merciful love is offered in a special way in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Lent is a most appropriate time to receive this Sacrament. All who have reached the age of discretion are bound faithfully to confess their grave sins at least once a year.

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES are located in the foyer. Please collect one after Mass. Thank you.

YOUTH MASS
This Sunday (March 17) the 5:00pm mass will be the Youth Mass. All youth are invited to attend. There will be a special blessing given by Fr. Vincent for all the youth. Parents encourage your children to attend this mass where they can meet other youth of the parish and stay over for fellowship after the mass. Please bring a plate of sweets or savouries to share. If you’d like to participate or assist or donate please call the Young Adults Number 0470 445 684.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Commences at the 10:30am Mass, this Sunday 17 March 2019.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues on March 19 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the theatrette. We are at Mark Ch 1. Come and experience an interactive study of the Bible. Enquiries Dcn. Royden 0426 071 375.

RISE FESTIVAL
The Archdiocesan Office for Youth is hosting a one-day event for young people aged from 9 to 29 to discover and deepen their relation to Christ and to celebrate their faith. RISE 2019 will have a festival like atmosphere and will include opportunities for young people to experience the arts, live music, prayer, social time and workshops based on a variety of topics. The RISE event will be held at the Penola Catholic College, Glenroy on Saturday March 23rd from 10:00am to 9:00pm. If you are interested please speak to one of the youth leaders after the 5:00pm mass on Sunday March 17.

LENT ANOINTING FOR HEALING MASS – TUES 26TH MARCH, 11:00 AM
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly, are invited to attend our annual Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday, 26th March at 11:00 am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the hall. All welcome.

BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS AND THEIR UNBORN BABIES
To mark the Feast of the Annunciation, Father will be giving a special blessing for all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses on the weekend of 23/24 March.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
At the beginning of Lent, it would do us good to ask for the grace to preserve the memory of all that the Lord has done in our lives, of how He has loved us.

ADVERTISING IN BACK OF PARISH BULLETIN
Parishioners, if you would like to advertise on the back page of the Parish Bulletin, we currently have some vacant spots. Cost of advertising for one year is $200. Please contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300 if you would like to take up one of the vacant spots.

ST. VINCENT'S CARE SERVICES WERRIBEE are looking for volunteers to assist with the elderly. If you are able to help please call them on 9431 0100. See poster on notice board.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Mar Dela Cruz, Eugene Xavier, Ceada D’Cruz, Joseph Zammit, Theresa Bonavia, Trix Andrada, Giovanni Simioni, Victims of the Christchurch Massacre and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Elaine Poutney, Desmond Cones, John & Gertrude Briscoe, Cyrilyn Jayasooriya, Juliana Toncic, Thresiamma Sebastian and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela O’Brian, Kath Meddings, Patrick Thornby, Patrick Clark, Lewis Zammit, Nofoao Thomas, Vonnie Pritchard, Shelton, Melvin Ramshaw, Maria Barruto, Lee Andrew Tesaluna, Rosa Carullo, Jeffrey Grech, Martha Rodrigues, Jeffrey Trach, Barbara Brown, Josephine Buttigieg, Melissa Caroline Bear, Kenneth Henriques, Santana D’Souza, Monica Harris, James Williams, and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 24 March 19

Pravin A. / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 23/24 March 19

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Dominic Hankins

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 23/24 March 19

  6:00pm E. Mills / S. Martis / Praful A. / J. Tramontata
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Z D’Mello /Sally DiB / L Ortega / B Fernandes
  5:00pm E Behrouzi / S Joseph / R Perera / G Siccita

Music Ministry - 23/24 March 19

  6:00pm Volunteer
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK