The Ascension of the Lord 2018

 

PARISH NEWS

MOTHER’S DAY BLESSING
May God’s many blessings be yours forever more. And may you know you’re valued and loved by the Lord, especially on this day that we have set aside to show our appreciation to the Mothers in our lives.

The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honour of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby's body. The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God's creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation. What on God's good earth is more glorious than this; to be a mother?
Joszef Cardinal Mindszenty

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 5:00pm Mass
Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
19 May Pentecost Vigil. Starts at 7:00pm and ends after 5:00am Mass
20 May Pentecost Sunday
27 May Feast of the Holy Trinity
  3 June Feast of Corpus Christi


ST. PETER’S SCHOOL FIRST COMMUNION
We congratulate the Grade 4 Students who will be receiving their First Holy Communion this weekend. May the Body and Blood of Christ always be a central part of their lives and may they receive abundant blessings.

Parishioners, please note the following First Holy Communion dates. Please be aware that parking will be an issue at these masses.
Saturday, 26 May – 6:00pm
Sunday, 27 May – 10:30am

MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May. Could we please request volunteers to assist with these counts. The count is also required to be taken at the Filipino, Polish and Spanish masses for the first four weekends in May.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues this Monday at 7:00pm in the theatrette. We are at Matthew Ch 5. Come and join us for an interactive study of the Bible. New Members welcome. Enquiries Royden on 0426071375.

GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times e.g. bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. Good Samaritan ministry offers a confidential service by volunteers drawn mainly from the parish community. The ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action, and the chance to grow and learn in relating to others. Our next meeting is from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on TUESDAY MAY 15 in the THEATRETTE next to the parish office. Your commitment to the ministry is just 2 hours a fortnight.  We are looking for new members so If you would like to join the ministry please call Anita on 0411 772 320 or come along to our meeting on Tuesday May 15.

PENTECOST VIGIL – 19/20 MAY 2018
Our parish will celebrate the feast of the Pentecost by holding an all-night Vigil starting at 7:00pm on Saturday, May 19 and concluding with Mass at 5:00am on Sunday May 20. As usual there needs to be someone present at all times to keep watch before the Blessed Sacrament so we are asking for volunteers to please write their names and time available from 7:00pm up to 11:00pm on the Roster Sheet placed outside the Sacristy door. St. Peter's Prayer Group will be available from 11:00pm till after the 5:00am Mass. All are invited to attend. Thanking you in anticipation.

GUIDELINES FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION
Copies of the Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion are kept in the Church foyer.  Please take a copy.

MOVIE NIGHT
Our next movie night is scheduled for June 11 which is a public holiday. We will be screening The Shack rated M, a Christian Movie about a father who after a family tragedy questions God’s existence and life’s purpose and finds answers on this spiritual journey. Starring Aussie actor Sam Worthington. Sausage Sizzle, Snacks, drinks and light entertainment starts at 5:30pm with movie starting sharp at 6:00pm. Gold Coin Donation. We hope you all can be there and support us in our ministry. If you would like to join, help or donate please call Angelique (Young Adults Group) on 0420388231.

CHAPLAINCY SUNDAY APPEAL – 19/20 MAY
There will be an extra collection after all masses this weekend for this worthy cause, the Melbourne Archbishop’s Charitable Fund – Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal. Donations go towards supporting Chaplains who work with Patients and their families in public hospitals, People living with HIV/AIDS, Men and women in prisons, Young people in youth justice facilities, etc.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Dot Mulquinney, Geronimo Fernando Sr., Salvatore Puglisi, Lakmini Karunathilake, Lucy Catalan and all who passed away recently. 

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Ludgarda Caruana, Genoveffa Martelli, Felix, Stan & Anna Lozinski, Carmela & Joseph Pace, Ramon Alinea, Eardley Beck, Desmond Conns, Jose Baltero and all whose anniversaries occur at this time. 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe,  Virginia Jewers, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Jacintha Udawattage, Adrian Tully, Eileen Lewis, Loan Nguyen, Mellissa Caroline, Carmen Aguis, Margaret Craigie, Madison, Rita Dubowik, Beryl Proffit, Emidio Restall, John Flaherty, Moira Hardy, Teisha Heaney and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 20 May 18

L. Vasquez / T. Grisancic./.S. D’Silva / L De La Cruz

Readers – 19/20 May 18

  6:00pm Sonia Sabu Mathew
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Indika Fernando
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 19/20 May 18

  6:00pm E. Mills / H. Durski / Davy F. / Praful A.
  8:30am K. Fernandes / K. English / D&J Roga
10:30am L Ortega / . Delos Reyos / N Costa / C Morcom
  5:00pm E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / J. Etiennette / Vol

Music Ministry – 19/20 May 18

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  5:00am KNK
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm AHFI