DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JUNE
Prayer to St. Joseph, Model for Workers
St. Joseph silent and well-known carpenter in Nazareth, model of workers, by the work of your hands, you gave your contribution to the work of the Creator, you earned your living, and you provided for the needs of the Holy Family.
Intercede for all workers, in the difficulties of their daily lives, especially for the unemployed, in their anxieties for tomorrow, so that, through the guidance of God, the great Architect and Builder, they may use their strength and their talents to make visible his Kingdom, his new creation, to offer a concrete service to society, and to earn wages worthy of their efforts.
The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one he has anointed. Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage, and govern them for ever.
1st Reading (Job 38:1, 8-11)
A reading from the prophet Job.
From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job his answer. He said: Who pent up the sea behind closed doors when it leapt tumultuous out of the womb, when I wrapped it in a robe of mist and made black clouds its swaddling bands; when I marked the bounds it was not to cross and made it fast with a bolted gate? Come thus far, I said, and no farther: here your proud waves shall break.
The Word of the Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord, his love is everlasting.
2nd Reading (2 Cor 5:14-17)
A reading from the second letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
The love of Christ overwhelms us when we reflect that if one man has died for all, then all men should be dead; and the reason he died for all was so that living men should live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised to life for them. From now onwards, therefore, we do not judge anyone by the standards of the flesh. Even if we did once know Christ in the flesh, that is not how we know him now. And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his people. Alleluia!
Gospel (Mk 4:35-41)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are going down!’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and all was calm again. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?’ They were filled with awe and said to one another, ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
The eyes of all look to you, Lord, and you give them their food in due season.
Next Week’s Readings
Acts 12:1-11; 2 Tim 4:6-8, 17-18 Mt 16:13-19
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 21 Jun - St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Tue, 22 Jun - Sts. John Fisher & Thomas More
Thu, 24 Jun - Nativity of St. John the Baptist
WEEKLY PARISH DATES
9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.
10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.
6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) meet in the Community Centre.
6:15pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) meet in the Theatrette every week.
6:15pm – School of Discipleship meet in St. Peter’s Church Hall.
|Mondays||7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James). 21st & 28th June at St. James’ Church.|
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration|
|Saturdays||2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held in church.|
|Baptisms||12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.|
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church Hkun Maru, Jack Lankosz, Guillaume Honore & Sebastien Honore who are to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.
ST.PETER'S PARISH FEAST
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Archbishop Peter Comensoli’s visit to our parish to celebrate the feast of our Patron Saint, St. Peter at the 6:00pm Mass on Saturday, 26th June is now cancelled. This year due to the restrictions, we will not have a special mass to celebrate the Parish Feast but all weekend masses will have the Feast Day readings. Please join us to give thanks to our Patron Saint Peter for all the blessings and graces bestowed upon our wonderful Parish.
CHANGE OF TIME FOR WEDNESDAY CONFESSION
Please note that CONFESSIONS ON A WEDNESDAY ARE NOW HELD AT 6:30PM followed by Mass and Novena as usual.
ROSTERS FOR LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the Hall.
RCIA - The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.00pm in the Theatrette at St Peter Apostle Mission Parish. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at email@example.com or 0401 787 372 or Evelyn Stowers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0499 416 158.
UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per the Victorian Government announcement, our church is now open to a maximum of 75 worshippers. Weekday and weekend Masses have resumed. Bookings will only be taken for weekend Masses. Weekday Masses will be on a first come first serve basis. The trybooking link for booking weekend Masses is given below.
https://www.trybooking.com/BSBTW. Bookings open on a Monday and close on a Saturday at 10:00am.
REGISTRATION VIA QR CODE IS MANDATORY TO GAIN ENTRANCE TO OUR CHURCH AND CHURCH BUILDINGS
- ALL people attending St. Peters MUST register using the QR Code.
- Copies of QR Codes for Church attendance are displayed outside the church entrance to reduce overcrowding in the foyer.
- There are different QR Codes for other areas around the Church. Please register using the appropriate code for the area you are visiting.
- Arrive early to allow time to check in.
- Volunteers will assist.
Everybody, including volunteers attending church (Masses, Baptisms, Prayer Meetings, etc.) must scan the QR code and provide contact details upon arrival. Below is our new QR Code. Use your phone to scan the code
St Peter Apostle Mission Parish New QR Code
Location code H35QQS
All parishioners using a smartphone can download the 'Service Victoria' app as it is mandatory across the State of Victoria. Cannot Scan? Please Download the Service Victoria app or visit https://service.vic.gov.au/check-in. Open the app and enter H35 QQS
LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming the Sunday 10:30am Mass via our Facebook page and YouTube. Links below
Faceboook link – https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
YouTube link – https://youtu.be/WDHqVetvXpM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year will be available for collection from the Church from this weekend 19/20 June 2021. Please start to use the new envelopes from the weekend of 3/4 July 2021.
DAILY/WEEKEND MASS INFORMATION
- Church opens 30 minutes before mass starts. Please ensure you register via QR Code and sanitise prior to entering church.
- Please remain in your allocated seat, do not move pews or chairs and maintain social distancing while in church.
- Lighting candles is permitted but please do not touch the statues.
- If you are unwell, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.
Kindly note that the Piety Stall will be open after all weekend masses. If you require to buy anything from the Piety Stall on weekdays, please contact Margaret Newman and she will be happy to open the Piety Stall after the weekday 8:30am mass.
ONLINE ROSARY ON ZOOM EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Join us for an online rosary led by parishioners praying for various intentions including the COVID situation, the sick and dying and those suffering from the impacts of the lockdown. Join in and invite your family and friends as we pray for our Lord’s blessings on our families and our parish community. Zoom details are:
Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670 Passcode: rosary
Session will be held this Monday 21st June from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Topic: Book of Acts Chapter 2 at Ray’s Centre, St James Parish. Enquiries to Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 or Francis Thomas 0401787372.
TAKE THE WAY OF THE GOSPEL– TOGETHER WE PRAY
You are invited to take up the invitation from Archbishop Comensoli to pray for our Archdiocese as we begin the journey of 'Take the Way of the Gospel'. This significant time of discernment begins with prayer and with calling upon the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. You are invited to join in this weekly online prayer opportunity for our Archdiocese. To allow for differing availabilities, each week the same session will be run twice:
- Wednesdays 7.30–8.00pm: 16, 23, 30 June and 7 & 14 July Zoom meeting link here
- Thursdays 12.30–1.00pm: 17, 24 June and 1, 8 & 15 July (repeat sessions)Zoom meeting link here
We pray for Maureen Moynahan, K.L. Kurian, Fr Tony Micallef, Generosa Gregorio, Marcelino San Pedro Sr. Mary Batchelor, Fr. George Vanderkunnel, Benjamin D’Souza, Bianca Sungoh, Mercy Vivera, Liberato Gomez Jr., Fr. Royce Macedo, Victor Jeyarajah, Arfan Anthony, Alfred White, Aliakutty Lonappan, Angelina Gonna, Crispin Fernandes, Lydia Van Susteren, Sveto, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Noel Rego, Rita Cooray, Dorothy Prathapasinghe, Patrick Ryall, Lorraine & Terence Biber, Gregory Leech, John Kurvink, and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Jean Cameron, Wilfredo Villareal, Steven & Helen Smith, Shirley Linehan, Jack Davies, Mila Africano, Albert Wankhar, Dale D’Souza, Melissa Bear, Lynn Worsley, Henry Lewis, Nicoletta Carinci, Maria Kiloumis, Brian & Helen Kelly, Amira Saliba, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva, Haeday Riaca, Mayenne Gomez, Frank O’Brien, Lisa Tagala, Josiah Salesa, Gordon Newman, Esther Uwase and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 27 June 2021
|Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza|
Readers – 26/27 June 2021
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 26/27 June 2021
|6:00pm||D& J Roga / J. Tramontana / D. Fernandez|
|8:30am||KSC Minister / R. Johnson / A. Koek / Volunteer|
|10:30am||E. Mills / D. Dalton / V. Firman / F. Aishweriya|
|5:00pm||G. Aldcroft / E. Angeles / I. Simangan / Volunteer|
Music Ministry – 26/27 June 2021
|8:30am||St. Philomena’s Choir|