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10th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024


O Holy St. Anthony gentlest of Saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me [mention request here].
O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms. The gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.

Entrance Antiphon
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; whom should I dread? When those who do evil draw near, they stumble and fall.

1st Reading (Gen 3:9-15)
A reading from the book of Genesis.
The Lord God called to the man after he had eaten of the tree. ‘Where are you?’ he asked. ‘I heard the sound of you in the garden;’ he replied ‘I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.’ ‘Who told you that you were naked?’ he asked ‘Have you been eating of the tree I forbade you to eat?’ The man replied, ‘It was the woman you put with me; she gave me the fruit, and I ate it.’ Then the Lord God asked the woman, ‘What is this you have done?’ The woman replied, ‘The serpent tempted me and I ate.’ Then the Lord God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, ‘Be accursed beyond all cattle, all wild beasts. You shall crawl on your belly and eat dust every day of your life. I will make you enemies of each other: you and the woman, your offspring and her offspring. It will crush your head and you will strike its heel.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

2nd Reading (2 Cor 4:13-5:1)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
As we have the same spirit of faith that is mentioned in scripture – I believed, and therefore I spoke – we too believe and therefore we too speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus to life will raise us with Jesus in our turn, and put us by his side and you with us. You see, all this is for your benefit, so that the more grace is multiplied among people, the more thanksgiving there will be, to the glory of God. That is why there is no weakening on our part, and instead, though this outer man of ours may be falling into decay, the inner man is renewed day by day. Yes, the troubles which are soon over, though they weigh little, train us for the carrying of a weight of eternal glory which is out of all proportion to them. And so we have no eyes for things that are visible, but only for things that are invisible; for visible things last only for a time, and the invisible things are eternal. For we know that when the tent that we live in on earth is folded up, there is a house built by God for us, an everlasting home not made by human hands, in the heavens.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! The prince of this world will now be cast out, and when I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all to myself, says the Lord. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 3:20-35)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Jesus went home with his disciples, and such a crowd collected that they could not even have a meal. When his relatives heard of this, they set out to take charge of him, convinced he was out of his mind. The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, ‘Beelzebul is in him’ and, ‘It is through the prince of devils that he casts devils out.’ So he called them to him and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot last. And if a household is divided against itself, that household can never stand. Now if Satan has rebelled against himself and is divided, he cannot stand either – it is the end of him. But no one can make his way into a strong man’s house and burgle his property unless he has tied up the strong man first. Only then can he burgle his house. ‘I tell you solemnly, all men’s sins will be forgiven, and all their blasphemies; but let anyone blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and he will never have forgiveness: he is guilty of an eternal sin.’ This was because they were saying, ‘An unclean spirit is in him.’ His mother and brothers now arrived and, standing outside, sent in a message asking for him. A crowd was sitting round him at the time the message was passed to him, ‘Your mother and brothers and sisters are outside asking for you.’ He replied, ‘Who are my mother and my brothers?’ And looking round at those sitting in a circle about him, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my saving strength.

Next Week’s Readings
Ezek 17:22-24;   2 Cor 5:6-10;  Mk 4:26-34

Feasts of the Week
Tue, 11 Jun - St. Barnabas   
Thu, 13 Jun - St. Anthony of Padua 


Dear Parishioners,
I have been advised by my Provincial Superior to move from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere to serve. I know it is a big move and there will be many challenges and opportunities along the way.
Indeed I am going to miss all of you deeply, your fraternal love, care and friendship. I request your valuable prayers and support in my future ministry.
I have been asked to serve in the Diocese of Salina in the state of Kansas in the USA. The Visa process has begun. Therefore, my service in the Archdiocese of Melbourne will come to an end soon.
Once again, I am very grateful to you for your love, friendship and assistance in my ministry here in Australia. Please be assured of my remembrances and prayers for you.
Yours in Christ,
Father Vincent John CMI


10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 1st and 3rdSundays.
After 5:00pm Mass in Theatrette – Youth Group for youth 12 to 17 years on 2nd and 4th Sundays. 
6:00pm in Community Centre – Young Adults (SPYA) meeting. 
6.15pm in Hall – School of Discipleship
7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary - Meeting ID: 893 5477 8556Passcode: rosary
7:00pm RCIA Meeting in Theatrette/zoom. Contact Francis Thomas 0401787372 
7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.
7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
2:30pm to 4:00pm St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship.
1.30pm to 4:00pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month. Next Healing Mass on Saturday 6th July 2024.
12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays.
Baptism Preparation Meeting held on 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm. Next Baptism Preparation Meeting Monday 1st July 2024 at 7:00pm in Church.

Fr. Vincent will be away at the Annual Clergy Conference from Monday 10th June up to and including Friday 14th June. On these days there will be Communion Services as follows:
Monday 10th & Tue 11th – 8:30am
Wed 12th – 7:00pm Communion Service followed by Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.
Thu 13th & Fri 14th – 8:30am. Communion Service on Friday will be followed by the Divine Mercy Novena.

Parishioners are invited to attend the 29th Anniversary of our parish Charismatic group on Saturday 8th June at 11:00am. The program will include Praise & Worship, Thanksgiving Mass and fellowship.

Fr Bortolino Maistrello from the Pontifical Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua, Italy is bringing two first class relics of St Anthony of Padua to our Parish. Parishioners are invited to spend time in veneration and celebration of the Eucharist at our church in honour of St Anthony of Padua relics on Sunday 9th June. Veneration at 3:30pm followed by Mass at 5:00pm. Petition cards & Donation Envelopes will be available. These will be taken back to Padua to be placed at the Tomb of St Anthony.  

Join us in celebrating a special milestone as our parishioner Francis Thomas, currently enrolled in the Permanent Diaconate Program, will be received into the Ministries of Acolyte and Lector on Sunday, 9th June 2024 during the 11:00am Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. You are welcome to attend this joyous event, please pray and support Francis on his faith journey!

There will be a special collection at all masses this weekend for the winter appeal for St Vincent De Paul Society. Envelopes will be available in the pews and foyer for those who need them. All donations are greatly appreciated to help those less fortunate.

THE KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS, HOPPERS CROSSING BRANCH, is conducting a Bunnings BBQ on Saturday, 15th June at the Old Geelong Road premises, and are seeking assistance from available Parishioners. The BBQ operates from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Funds raised go towards scholarships for MacKillop and Thomas Carr Colleges, our Youth Groups and Priests Support and Education Fund. If you can spare a couple of hours, please contact Paul Mulquiney on 0418 113 955.

As part of the Taking the Way of the Gospel (TWG) Mission work, we are delighted to announce the commencement of our New Welcoming Ministry at St. Peters. We thank all the members who will be helping us in welcoming our parish community during masses and continuing to share the joy of the Lord. If you are interested in joining the Ministry, please contact Sharon D'Silva on 0430099654.



Our 3rd Annual Parish Dinner will be held on Friday 26th July 2024 at The Italian Sports Club, 601 Heaths Road, Werribee. It will be a fun night with a 3-course sit-down dinner, DJ Music, Silent & Live Auction and Raffles. The sale of tickets will commence on Saturday 1st June, at 10:00am and tickets can be purchased by scanning the QR code or using the link For those needing assistance to purchase tickets, volunteers will be available after all weekend Masses. Cost of tickets is as follows:
Adults: $50 per head
Child: $25 per head (5 -12 years)
Pensioner: $45 per head
Children below 5 years FREE

As part of the Parish Dinner on Friday 26th July, we plan to hold a ‘Silent Auction’ to enable us to raise funds. We are looking for items for the silent auction and need your support in donating/sponsoring items such as:

  • Travel or Unique experiences, vouchers for beauty treatments, massages etc.
  • Kitchen Appliances, Bags, jewellery, paintings, musical instruments
  • Handmade items like sweaters, rugs, throws, shawls etc.

All items must be new and preferably in original packaging. A good opportunity to de-clutter and give away items that you have not used. Please drop off items to the parish office or contact Praful on 0431 068 125 to arrange pick up. Please handover same latest by Friday 19th July.

As part of the fundraising process, we are looking for sponsors from business or individuals. If you are able to assist in finding sponsors or sponsoring the event, please contact the parish office. Sponsorship can be either in cash, hampers or Gift Vouchers which can be offered as prizes.

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING RAFFLE 2024 being held to raise funds for upkeep and growth of the Parish. PLENTY OF PRIZES!! Tickets will be on sale after all weekend Masses from 15 June 24 and from Volunteers authorised to sell raffle tickets. Prizes will be drawn at the Annual Dinner on 26 July 24. Volunteers are urgently required to sell tickets at church and independently. Please contact Jean Roga 0432 653 205, David Roga 0407 857 759 or the Parish Office on 9749 4300.

CONGRATULATIONS ELECT-BISHOP JOSEPH (JOE) CADDY on your appointment as the new Bishop of Cairns.

A letter from Archbishop Peter Comensoli has been posted on the noticeboard in the hall. You can also read the letter at this link. A letter to Clergy and Laity of the Archdiocese… | Melbourne Catholic.

We pray for Salvatrice Scrofani, Luciano Sulas, Sebastian Joseph, Regina Mary, Yvonne Jayasuriya, Rolando Baldelomar, Joan Maple, Lawrence Aponso, John Baptist D’Souza, Chandima Dasanayaka, Thushara Senavirathna, Clive Middleton, Annakutty Mathew, Sumali Thilakarathna, Thushara Senavirathna, Jandarc Nassif, Charles Renotte, Stephen D’Souza and all who have died in disasters all over the world.

We pray for Maureen Moynahan, Eric Billing, Roselind Wells, Robert & Dorothy Heathcote, Martha, Carolo, Giacobe & Anton Nguyen, Liberato Gomez Jr,  Dayanganie Fonseka, Giuseppe Rubino, Annunziata Rubino, Dayanganie Fonseka, Santan Fernandes, Luningning Avinante and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

We pray for Violet Lawrence, Jeffrey Dalton, Sean Donaldson, Dale D’Souza, Stephen Beaton, John O’Regan, Mavis D’Cruz, Edna Sanchez, Elizabeth de Guzman, Ernesto Sigismondi, Segundo Becerra, Sasha Noronha, Michelle Clayburn, Errol Davis, Lillian Pinnela, Corazon Madrazo, Yvonne Francis, Lucia Drijarraw, Thais Long, Tony Dass, Teresita Grisancich, Ferdinand Enrique, Avis Fernandez, Delice Prior, Nathan Salesa, Suzie Allet, Draga Vekic, John & Christina Parol, Robin Lowe, Pia family, Gerry Shaw, Betina Cole, Vincent Mifsud, Rashmi Ghimire and all who are ill in our Parish.


Money Counters – 16 June 24

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Roster for Readers – 15/16 June 24

  6:00pm David Roga
  8:30am Sandra Graham
10:30am Savita D’Souza
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 15/16 June 24

  6:00pm J. Roga / N. Golaw / K. Pham / S. Martis
  8:30am N&N Gooneratne / C. Moso / R. Hibbert
10:30am Stephen D.R. / A. Koek / B. Fernandes / G. Caldwell
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry – 15/16 June 24

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am St. Philomena
10:30am Filoz
  5:00pm Youth Mass