The Transfiguration of the Lord

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – TUESDAY 15TH AUGUST

Mass times are 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm. Kindly note that the Assumption is a holy day of obligation.

REGISTRATION OF PARISHIONERS

If you are not already a parishioner and would like to be registered as one at St. Peters, please complete a registration card available from the foyer and as above, drop it in the collection bags during Mass or in the Mass offering slot near the sacristy or at the parish office, or give it to Fr. Pius or Dcn. Charles after Mass. Please remember that being baptised in this parish or attending Mass regularly does not automatically make a person a parishioner. The person needs to be registered on the parish census program.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 13 Aug 17

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers – 12/13 Aug 17

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Giovanna Siccita

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 12/13 Aug 17

  6:00pm M Maple / B Farrugia / J Tramontana / S D’Silva
  8:30am D&J Roga /L. Jones / K. English
10:30am F Caruana / S. Colla / M&Z D’Mello
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry 12/13 Aug 17

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ

 PARISH NEWS

 IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 – 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
13 Aug 8:00 – 10:00am in side chapel - Veneration of Our Lady of Fatima statue.
15 Aug Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Day of Obligation. Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass), 7:00pm

VENERATION OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA - SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST

To mark the 100th anniversary of the 4th Fatima Apparition, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration from 8:00am to 10:00am in the Church side Chapel. All welcome.

STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES

If you have requested thanksgiving envelopes recently, please pick them up from the table at the back of the church near the sacristy where the oils are displayed or ask either Fr Pius or Deacon Charles and they will show you, thanks.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Congratulations to Michael Keane on his unanimous election as President of the Hoppers Crossing Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society.

Our Parish Conference needs new Volunteers. The next Meeting is on the 15th August at 7:30pm in the Community Centre.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE – IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please take home the notice regarding the letter to MPs providing tips on how to write to the nominated delegate. Please bring your letter back at next weekend’s masses when it will be collected. Thank you for your co-operation.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP

HSI School of Discipleship commenced on July 23 with thirty candidates attending. The first five weeks of the school are to experience what the school is all about. The School runs for two hours from 6.15 pm on Sunday and is aimed at learning our faith, living it and sharing the faith with others. Come and see how this school could change your life. For enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon on 0430 099 654.

REV FRANCIS HARMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE: THE FUTURE OF MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIA

Tuesday 8 August, 7pm

Cathedral Room, Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne

The Francis Harman Memorial Lecture will be delivered by the Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney, on the topic ‘Between the idea and the reality: The future of marriage in Australia’. Archbishop Fisher will reflect, in dialogue with Amoris laetitia, on the positive resources with which Catholics can address this crisis.
Cost:  Free

RSVP: Toby Hunter on 9412 3386 or thunter@jp2institute.org  by Friday 4 August

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL 

22 Sep End of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm

 

RECENTLY DECEASED:  We pray for Elizabeth Clayton, Mary McMinn, Illona Fernandes, Vera Fernandez, Bernadette Singco, Dorothy Forbes, Iluminada Alinea, Zenaida Santos and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for Reynaldo Natividad, Elizabeth Slee Snr, Anne Murray, Margaret Hartshorn, Patricia Hartshorn, Vicky Fava, Tessie & Noel Lawrence, Felicisima Bacani, Lolita Lopez, Joseph Farrugia and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST

That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

POPE’S TWEET

I entrust little Charlie to the Father and pray for his parents and all those who loved him. https://twitter.com/Pontifex. Pope Francis was referring to Charlie Gard, the baby who died recently, despite the efforts of his parents to let him receive experimental treatment.

NATIONAL PASTORAL LEADERS AND PLANNERS CONFERENCE: VINE AND BRANCHES

Monday 4 September to Thursday 7 September at Rydges on Swanston, 701 Swanston Street, Carlton.

This conference will be an opportunity for clergy, pastoral associates and pastoral planners to reflect upon the signs of the times and move forward with hope. Keynote speakers and workshop presenters will consider the Church in Australia’s secular context, wherein we encounter belief, unbelief, belonging, abandonment, rejection and credibility; grapple with the Church’s tradition in light of our identity and within this secular culture; and imagine how we might respond anew and with integrity within these challenging times. Keynote Speakers: Professor Richard Gaillardetz (USA), Dr Maeve Louise Heaney, Geraldine Doogue, Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Hugh Mackay.

Cost: $420, including conference dinner. Please note: accommodation not included

For Workshop details & to register contact https://nplpconference.wordpress.com/

Details: Maria George (Association of Pastoral Associates) at  mgeorge@eskwparish.org or call  0409 792 168
Fr Steven Rigo (Endorsed by the National Council of Priests) on 9435 1543 or steven.rigo@cam.org.au
Stephen Reid (National Pastoral Planners Network) on 9953 3457 or s.reid@pro.catholic.org