WELCOME FR. EUGENE SAN and thank you for shepherding our parish during Fr. Vincent’s absence.
BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
The next Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held on Monday, 6th May at 7:00pm in Church.
PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
Parishioners are requested to kindly return their Project Compassion Boxes as soon as possible if you haven’t already done so. Thank you.
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||1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Preparation Meeting, Monday 6 May 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|
There will be a special collection at all masses this weekend to show our solidarity towards the Sri Lankan Christian Community who have been greatly affected by the recent bombings and devastation that occurred in Colombo and Negombo. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
PARISH MASS COUNT FOR ARCHDIOCESE
We will conduct counting at all weekend masses during the month of May.
To keep the sick list current, it is reviewed at the end of each month. Please email the parish office at the start of the month to have names included in the sick list.
GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY, MAY 12TH World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Pope Francis – Message for 2019 World Day of Vocations
‘The Lord’s call is not an intrusion of God in our freedom; it is not a ‘cage’ or a burden to be borne. On the contrary, it is the loving initiative whereby God encounters us and invites us to be part of a great undertaking. So we must love her (the Church), even when we see her face marred by human frailty and sin, and we must help to make her ever more beautiful and radiant, so that she can bear witness to God’s love in the world.
SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS DATES
Parishioners, please note the following dates that children from St. Peter's school will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these Masses. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers as they prepare to receive our Lord for the first time.
Saturday, 18th May – 6:00pm
Sunday, 19th May – 10:30am
Saturday 25th May – 6:00pm
Sunday 26th May – 10:30am
A reminder to all that next Sunday, 12 May, is MOTHER’S DAY. There will be a blessing for Mothers at all Masses next weekend.
TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
If we open our hearts to mercy and we seal forgiveness with a fraternal embrace, we proclaim before the world that it is possible to overcome evil with good.
MAY 5, 2019 – 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER
“Peter was distressed that Jesus had said to him a third time, ‘Do you love me?’ and he said to him, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.’” (John 21:17)
All of us are challenged to show our love for Jesus and others. Discern how God is calling you to use your time in prayer, your talent in charitable works and your treasure to assist those who are in need. Remember that giving is an act of worship and helps advance the mission of our parish and greater Church.
MASS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS
The Life, Marriage & Family Office warmly invite all expectant mothers and their families to the Mass for Expectant Mothers to be celebrated by Archbishop Comensoli at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 2 June at 11:00am. Registrations can be made online www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9287 5587. Please note that registration closes on Friday 24 May. Expectant mothers who register will receive a small token of recognition.
We pray for July Liantero, Edna D’Souza, Lloyd Clayburn, Jenny Oquendo, Norma Dayao and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Dorothy Anne Mulquiney, Lewis Vella, Teresa Colosimo, Jesus Barrometro, Molly Golding, Mary Hartshorn, Margaret & Neville Smith and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Kath Meddings, Josephine Buttigieg, Edith Street, Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters - 12 May 19
|John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira|
Readers – 11/12 May 19
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 11/12 May 19
|6:00pm||B. Raj / N. Golaw / M. Maple / H. Durski|
|8:30am||B. Jones / K. English / S. Gomez / A. Vesty|
|10:30am||Sally DiB / S. Colla / F. Caruana / V. Firman|
|5:00pm||R. Perera / S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / D. Etiennette|
Music Ministry – 11/12 May 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|
|5:00pm||Shepherds of Christ|