DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JUNE
Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which made us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
Be with families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace. Be with doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Be with leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.
Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Lord Jesus Christ, heal us.
Blest be God the Father, and the Only Begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit, for he has shown us his merciful love.
1st Reading (Ex 34:4-6,8-9)
A reading from the book of Exodus
With the two tablets of stone in his hands, Moses went up the mountain of Sinai in the early morning as the Lord had commanded him. And the Lord descended in the form of a cloud, and Moses stood with him there. He called on the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘Lord, Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger rich in kindness and faithfulness.’ And Moses bowed down to the ground at once and worshipped. ‘If I have indeed won your favour, Lord,’ he said ‘let my Lord come with us, I beg. True, they are a headstrong people, but forgive us our faults and our sins, and adopt us as your heritage.’
The Word of the Lord.
Glory and praise for ever!
2nd Reading (2 Cor 13:11-13)
A reading from the second letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians
Brothers, we wish you happiness; try to grow perfect; help one another. Be united; live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with the holy kiss. All the saints send you greetings. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: to God who is, who was, and who is to come. Alleluia!
Gospel (Jn 3:16018)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. John
Jesus said to Nicodemus: ‘God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life. For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him the world might be saved. No one who believes in him will be condemned; but whoever refuses to believe is condemned already, because he has refused to believe in the name of God’s only Son.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
Since you are children of God, God has sent into your hearts the Spirit of his Son, the Spirit who cries out: Abba, Father.
Next Week's Readings
Deut 8:2-3, 14-16; 1 Cor 10:16-17; Jn 6:51-58
Feasts of the Week
St. Barnabas - Thursday, 11 June
St. Anthony of Padua - Saturday, 13 June
THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
(A reflection by Dcn. Charles English)
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, when the Church celebrates the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Our firm belief is that God is One, yet three separate Persons:- Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in majesty and glory. One in Three and Three in One. This mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is at the heart of our Christian faith.
This belief in the Holy Trinity, separates us from our Jewish ancestors-in-faith and from the Muslim people, who also believe in one God.
The Catholic Catechism expresses it as:
‘The mystery of the Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and Life. The Holy Trinity is a mystery of unity, being indivisible, meaning that the Trinity cannot be divided; yet at the same time composed of Three Persons, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit’.
So again the Catholic Catechism stipulates:
‘The Trinity is One. We do not confess three gods, but One God in Three Persons, the ‘consubstantial Trinity’. The divine Persons do not share one divinity among themselves, but each of them is God whole and entire’.
When we begin to pray, or enter the church, or begin the Holy Mass, we state that we are acting in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, by blessing ourselves. This is a declaration of our basic faith, not just an opening formula.
As we make that Sign of the Cross, as we touch our forehead, let us think of the Father, who made us in His image because He loves us. He also created the Universe and all that is in it. When we touch our chest, let us think how Jesus, the Son, came down from Heaven, was born in a stable, became man to live amongst us and share Heaven with us, and then He died a most terrible death upon the cross, because of His great love for us. We then say ‘and of the Holy Spirit’. As we touch our left shoulder let us think of Jesus carrying His cross over His shoulder, think of the pain, suffering and death on that cross. As we move our hand to our right shoulder, let us say ‘Spirit’ thinking of how Jesus rose from the dead, ascended into Heaven and sits at the right-hand of the Father, and then how He sent us His Spirit as promised, to help us on our pilgrim journey on Earth. We can then join our hands together saying ‘Amen’, pointing our hands towards Heaven, asking that our prayer joins us to Jesus, so that we can follow Him and love Him on Earth and then, be happy with Him in the next.
‘Claimed for Christ!’
On that wonderful day when we were Baptised we were ‘claimed for Christ’. Let us always remember that; especially as we dip our fingers into the holy-water font and make the sign of the cross and bless ourselves with the holy water.
Today on this wonderful Feast of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, let us renew our commitment to make our way through this sin-darkened world by being bright, shining images of God, of the Most Holy Trinity, who is love.
LIVE STREAMING OF MASS AT 10:30AM THIS SUNDAY, 7TH JUNE
Due to the limited number of people allowed to attend Mass, thanks to a member of our Young Adults Group, the 10:30am Mass from our church will be live streamed this Sunday through our Facebook Page link
Following new Guidelines our Parish will operate as follows:
- Church will be open with a LIMIT OF 20 PEOPLE permitted to attend each service. Masses will be as per information on the first page.
- Bookings for Mass are to be done online via Trybooking.com using the following link https://www.trybooking.com/BJVJH (link will change every week).
- Bookings open on Friday, 5th June at 6:00pm for bookings for Masses from Tuesday 9th June until Monday 15th June.
- For Masses from Tuesday to Thursday, bookings close at 2:00pm on the day prior to Mass.
- For weekend and Monday Masses, bookings close at 2:00pm on Friday prior to the weekend.
- Please ensure when you book online via Trybooking you will receive a confirmation email. If you have not received your confirmation email, your booking is invalid.
- When you come to the mass that you have booked in, you need not bring a printout of your ticket.
- Please only book weekend Masses once every 2 weekends and only one mass per week. The parish office will monitor bookings to ensure all parishioners get an equal opportunity to attend Masses.
Please observe the following:
- If you are unwell on your allocated day, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.
- No children under 5 years old.
- 5m distance from other people must be observed at all times.
- We request everyone to remain in their allocated seats during the duration of their stay in Church
- Church will be open 15 minutes prior to start of Mass.
- Doors will be shut 5 minutes prior to start of Mass.
- Parishioners must leave church immediately after Mass.
- No collections will be taken, however baskets have been provided at the entrance for anyone wishing to place their donations/thanksgiving envelopes/prayer requests and to return their Project Compassion boxes.
- Holy Water Bottles can be collected, (1 per family) after Mass.
- Communion will only be under the one species and in the hand only.
- Bulletins will be available but must be taken home, not left in church.
- Hand sanitiser will be provided at the entry doors. All necessary cleaning precautions are being undertaken.
If you would like to continue your contributions to support the parish, the following options are available:
- Drop off your Thanksgiving envelope and Project Compassion Boxes at the Parish office during office hours Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm.
- Thanksgiving donations can be made directly to our Church Bank Account. Details as follows:
Account Name: St Peter Apostle Parish Church Account
BSB: 083-347 Account No: 637286747
Please use your Thanksgiving Envelope Number and your name for reference purposes (eg.TG123 - Tom Smith)
- To change your Thanksgiving from Envelopes to Credit Card/Debit Card, please call or email the parish office and we will send you a form to make this change.
- Parishioners can also now make payments online if you wish to do so, either by going to the link
Online Thanksgiving Payments CDF Pay OR
by going to the link on our website (under the Support your Parish tab)
You can make quick and easy recurring thanksgiving payments or can choose a one-time donation. Please add your Thanksgiving Envelope number if you have one. You also have the option to choose which collection you would like the offering to go to, i.e. first collection (Parish) or second collection (Presbytery).
Thank you to all our parishioners who have responded and dropped off your envelopes and Project Compassion Boxes to the parish office and also for your online contributions. Fr. Vincent and Dcn. Charles thank you for your continued generous support to the parish.
ZOOM INVITATION TO PARISHIONERS FROM ST PETER'S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY - KNK
Saturdays at 3:00pm – Divine Mercy & Praise & Worship
Sundays at 7:00pm – Rosary & Praise & Worship
To join Meeting use below link & Meeting ID both days:
Meeting ID: 741 486 2105 Password: 023368
ZOOM INVITATION TO COMBINED ST. PETERS & ST. JAMES BIBLE STUDY MINISTRY
Every week on a Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
To join Meeting use below link & Meeting ID
Meeting ID: 9689427525 Password: 2Vp4ef
2021 PREP ENROLMENT
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2021 Prep enrolments are all online. To submit a request for an enrolment form, please visit the school website at:
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY WINTER APPEAL, 14 JUNE 2020
To help Vinnies support those impacted by COVID-19 you can donate at Vinnies.org.au or call 131812. Your donation will help keep those hardest hit safe, fed and supported through the pandemic. We thank you for supporting this worthy cause.
We pray for Roger Aleki Vitale, Wendy Gregory, Ron Parker, Arlene Burns, Daniel Mathew and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Mary Crough, Mary Borg, Lina Musumeci, Boris Burns, Kathleen Mary Mulquiney and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Elaine Dalton, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Sam Caruana, Denis Webber, Lourdes Sequeira, Mary D'cruz, Monique Hoaster, Alphonsus De Roza, Aiden Leonard, Elvira de Torres, Wilfredo Villareal, Julia Rego, Rolando Navarro, Avis Fernandes, Francis Goonting, Fr Jolly Alavelil CMI, Anne Deluca, Andie Osmond, Hellen Bonnici, Filippo Sciglitano, Helen Hanford, Anthony Hanford, James Barwick, Gerry Akein, Helga Jacob, Carmelina Costanzo, Bryan Dalton, Pat Borcich, Antony, Alki Christopoulos, Bill Fairney, Kitty Stuttard and all who are ill in our Parish.