DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JULY
PRAYER FOR PEACE & JUSTICE IN UKRAINE
God of peace and justice, who change the hardened heart and break the power of violence, we entrust the people of Ukraine to you.
Protect them in this time of peril; let them know not death but life; not slavery but freedom.
You are Father of all; we are brothers and sisters.
Give us the strength to live that truth in love, choosing peace not war.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple. Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with saving justice.
1st Reading (Is 66:10-14)
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
Rejoice, Jerusalem, be glad for her, all you who love her! Rejoice, rejoice for her, all you who mourned her! That you may be suckled, filled, from her consoling breast, that you may savour with delight her glorious breasts. For thus says the Lord: Now towards her I send flowing peace, like a river, and like a stream in spate the glory of the nations. At her breast will her nurslings be carried and fondled in her lap. Like a son comforted by his mother will I comfort you. And by Jerusalem you will be comforted. At the sight your heart will rejoice, and your bones flourish like the grass. To his servants the Lord will reveal his hand.
The Word of the Lord.
Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
1st Reading (Gal 6:14-18)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Galatians.
The only thing I can boast about is the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world. It does not matter if a person is circumcised or not; what matters is for him to become an altogether new creature. Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, who form the Israel of God. I want no more trouble from anybody after this; the marks on my body are those of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, my brothers. Amen.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia! Alleluia! May the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, and the fullness of his message live within you. Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 10:1-9)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. He said to them, ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals. Salute no one on the road. ‘Whatever house you go into, let your first words be, “Peace to this house!” And if a man of peace lives there, your peace will go and rest on him; if not, it will come back to you. Stay in the same house, taking what food and drink they have to offer, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not move from house to house. ‘Whenever you go into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is set before you. Cure those in it who are sick, and say, “The kingdom of God is very near to you.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed the man who seeks refuge in him.
Next Week’s Readings
Deut 30:10-14; Col 1:15-20; Lk 10:25-37
WEEKLY PARISH DATES
9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.
10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 1st and 3rd Sundays.
6:00pm in Theatrette – Young Adults (SPYA) meet 1st and 3rd Sundays. More info contact Raoul on 0411057080.
6.15pm in Community Centre – School of Discipleship, for details contact Francis Thomas 0401787372
7:00pm to 8:15pm – Bible Study on zoom. 91984220776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.
7:00pm to 9pm – Alpha experience at Paulist Centre, St James Church
|7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 89320421399 Passcode: rosary
|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 in Church.
1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month. Next Healing Mass on Saturday, 6th August 2022.
|12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm. The next Baptism Prep Meeting will be on Monday 4th July at 7:00pm in Church.
BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
The next Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held on Monday, 4th July at 7:00pm in Church.
PROPAGATION OF FAITH – CATHOLIC MISSION APPEAL
There will be an extra collection at all masses after Communion next weekend 9/10 July for the Propagation of Faith – Catholic Mission Appeal. We thank you for your generosity.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Harper Manic and Zion Rocha 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.
CATHOLIC GIFTS STALL
This weekend, some of our young adults will be holding a stall after each mass, selling handmade Catholic products such as mugs, rosaries, t-shirts and stickers to raise money for the evangelising mission of NET Ministries Australia. Rhea D’Souza will speak briefly about the stall at all weekend masses. Your support is greatly appreciated.
THANK YOU to all the volunteers for your assistance to make the 10.30am Parish Feast Mass last weekend a wonderful success. Thank you to School of Discipleship for volunteering to welcome and provide wonderful fellowship after the Feast Mass. God bless you and your families for your time and generosity.
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year are available for collection from the Church Hall. Please start to use the new envelopes from this weekend 2/3 July 2022. If you are using Direct Debit and Credit card, kindly collect your letter from the Church Hall. If you are not registered in the parish or participating in the thanksgiving program and would like to join, kindly fill in a parish registration form / stewardship pledge and return it to Fr Vincent after mass or please contact the parish office for further information.
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
Work has commenced on writing the Parish history. As part of that process we are holding a “down memory lane’’ afternoon tea on Sunday 10th July 2022 at 2:30pm in the meeting room off the church hall. If you were a parishioner who attended St. Peter Apostle Church from 1972-1977, and are interested in recording your memories with old friends and enjoying a cup of tea and cake, please contact Catherine Graham at the Parish Office on 97494300. Thank you to our parishioner Stephen Delos Reyes from Domini Chorum Choir who has composed our Golden Jubilee song “Peter the Rock” dedicated to St. Peter.
PAULINE BOOKS & MEDIA will be at our parish for the weekend Masses on 16/17 July to make Catholic books and resources available for purchase in the Church Hall. Sisters Anna, Joanna, and Regi will bring along children’s books, spiritual reading, saints, devotional books, scripture, rosary beads etc. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to nurture your family’s faith with good Catholic resources!
PALMS NEIGHBOURS WITHOUT BORDERS FREE WEBINAR
This free one-hour webinar on 30 June 2022 5:30pm AEST introduces advocates and leaders in parish and school communities to new approaches for embracing diversity. Since 1961 Palms Australia has prepared individuals and organisations to work effectively in culturally diverse environments and situations. The webinar introduces the tools and frameworks of Neighbours Without Borders, (Website:
https://palms.org.au/neighbours-without-borders/) a 3-day residential cross-cultural training built on Pope Francis' message of Fratelli Tutti.
|Register for the free webinar here
ALPHA SHOWCASE & PARTY
The joint parishes of St James & St Peters have been running an Alpha program which ends on Monday 18 July 2022. If you are interested in joining the next Alpha Experience, which commences in October 2022, we would like to invite you to our final Alpha Showcase & Party session at St James Paulist Centre, 336 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing on Monday 18 July at 7pm. The session will start with a meal and showcase the Alpha Experience where we explore life, faith and meaning in a fun, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. There will also be testimonies from participants of how Alpha has impacted them. Limited places available so please register early. Enquiries to Felix on 0431 008 563 or Anita on 0411 772 320 or email us at email@example.com. To register please scan the QR code and/or fill in the form at https://bit.ly/3mvElli.
ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL ANNIVERSARY MASS – SUNDAY 17 JULY 11:00AM
Are you celebrating 25, 40, 50, or 60-70 years of marriage this year? Or did you celebrate one of those milestones in the last two years of lockdown? You and your family are invited to join in for the Anniversary Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral. Please register on this link - Register now Couples who register will receive a commemorative certificate. For any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 9926 5761.
WINTER WEEKEND YOUTH RETREAT - *Philip New Life*
St. Andrew's Parish is hosting a two day *YOUTH retreat* given by the Catholic School of Evangelisation on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July, 9:00am-5:00pm. All young people - this is your opportunity to experience the reality of God's love through a personal encounter with the risen Jesus and a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit! *BYO Bible* Lunches and refreshments will be provided. Cost - $30 and $25 for siblings. Location - St Andrew's, Penola Hub, 33 Mortimer Street, Werribee. TRY BOOKING IS NOW OPEN - Booking essential for catering purposes
https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/919829 Queries to Susanne on 0438 372 952.
Please keep in your prayers Rev Andrew Kwiatkowski, Rev Brian Muling and Rev Ignatius Tan whose Priestly Ordination will take place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday 15 July 2022 at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.
We pray for Marie D’Silva, John Hook, Thresiamma Matthew, Juan Paredes Jnr, Beatrice Morgan, Wanda Schultz, John Murray, Sr. Jean Dwyer, Eugene Binney, Antonino Cicero, Clara Hermogenes, Janet Fernando, Rolando Navarro, Bogumil Zawado, Medhin Okabmarian, Lina Enriquez, Irene Balsara, Victims of the earthquake in Afghanistan, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Jean Norman, John Eddison, Clarrie Dalton, Giuseppe Campione, John Borg, Avis Barber and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Sean Donaldson, Wilfredo Villareal, Helen Kelly, Gordon Newman, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Jean Cameron, Baby Sora, Arturo Bacani, Vivienne Gantar, Magda Symons, Bill Thomas, Trevor D’Souza, Malia Kautai, Lindsay Coates, Violet Lawrence, Joseph Mathew, Theresa D’Costa, Adrian McGill, Jeffrey Dalton, Yvonne Caruana, Robert Martinez, Ramya Jinto, Jean Skinner, Kevin Suares, Grace Gingco, Clint D’Souza, Ian Hillock, Segundo Becerra, Veronica Goh, Maureen Wilson and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 10 July 22
|Lerna Vasquez / Teresita Grisancich / Luzviminda De La Cruz
Readers – 9/10 July 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 9/10 July 22
|G. Aldcroft / M. Maple / H. Durski
|I. D’Lima / N&N Gooneratne
|S. Colla / F. Caruana / D. Dalton
|E. Angeles / R. Albuquerque / A. Koek
Music Ministry –9/10 July 22
|Shepherds of Christ