15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Prayer to St. Joseph

Glorious St. Joseph, faithful guardian of Jesus Christ, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Heart of Jesus, all the help and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death and the special favour we now implore (name your request).

Guardian of the Word Incarnate and chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, we are animated with confidence that your prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.


Entrance Antiphon
As for me, in justice I shall behold your face; I shall be filled with the vision of your glory.

1st Reading (Amos 7:12-15)
A reading from the prophet Amos.
Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, said to Amos, ‘Go away, seer;’ get back to the land of Judah; earn your bread there, do your prophesying there. We want no more prophesying in Bethel; this is the royal sanctuary, the national temple.’ ‘I was no prophet, neither did I belong to any of the brotherhoods of prophets,’ Amos replied to Amaziah ‘I was a shepherd, and looked after sycamores: but it was the Lord who took me from herding the flock, and the Lord who said, “Go, prophesy to my people Israel.”’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Lord show us your mercy and love, and grant us your salvation.

2nd Reading (Eph 1:3-14)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians.
Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings of heaven in Christ. Before the world was made, he chose us, chose us in Christ, to be holy and spotless, and to live through love in his presence, determining that we should become his adopted sons, through Jesus Christ for his own kind purposes, to make us praise the glory of his grace, his free gift to us in the Beloved, in whom, through his blood, we gain our freedom, the forgiveness of our sins. Such is the richness of the grace which he has showered on us in all wisdom and insight. He has let us know the mystery of his purpose, the hidden plan he so kindly made in Christ from the beginning to act upon when the times had run their course to the end: that he would bring everything together under Christ, as head, everything in the heavens and everything on earth. And it is in him that we were claimed as God’s own, chosen from the beginning, under the predetermined plan of the one who guides all things as he decides by his own will; chosen to be, for his greater glory, the people who would put their hopes in Christ before he came. Now you too, in him, have heard the message of the truth and the good news of your salvation, and have believed it; and you too have been stamped with the seal of the Holy Spirit of the Promise, the pledge of our inheritance which brings freedom for those whom God has taken for his own, to make his glory praised.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our heart that we might see how great is the hope to which we are called. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 6:7-13)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs giving them authority over the unclean spirits. And he instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a staff – no bread, no haversack, no coppers for their purses. They were to wear sandals but, he added, ‘Do not take a spare tunic.’ And he said to them, ‘If you enter a house anywhere, stay there until you leave the district. And if any place does not welcome you and people refuse to listen to you, as you walk away shake off the dust from under your feet as a sign to them.’ So they set off to preach repentance; and they cast out many devils, and anointed many sick people with oil and cured them.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for her young: by your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are they who dwell in your house, for ever singing your praise.

Next Week’s Readings
Jer 23:1-6;   Eph 2:13-18;   Mk 6:30-34

Feasts of the Week
Thu, 15 Jul - St. Bonaventure           




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) in the Community Centre.

6:15pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) in the Theatrette every week.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship in St. Peter’s Church Hall.

Mondays 7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) at St. James’ Church.
Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670  Passcode: rosary

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) in the Theatrette.

7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration

2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held in church.

1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month

Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.

Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year are available for collection from the Church Hall. Please collect your envelope or letter as soon as possible. The new envelopes should now be used.

Please note that CONFESSIONS ON A WEDNESDAY ARE NOW HELD AT 6:30PM followed by Mass and Novena as usual.

St Peter Apostle Mission Parish QR Code for church. Location code H35QQS

St Peters Church New QR Code

As per the Victorian Government announcement, our church is now open to a maximum of 300 worshippers with social distancing of 1 per 2 sqmtrs. No bookings required for Weekend or Weekday Masses. Please note the following:

  • ALL people attending St. Peters MUST wear a face mask, register using the QR Code and maintain social distancing.
  • There are different QR Codes for other areas around the Church. Please register using the appropriate QR Code displayed for the area you are visiting.
  • Arrive early to allow time to check in.

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 8.30 am mass.

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 francispthomas@hotmail.com or 0401 787 372 or Evelyn Stowers at stowersjulian@gmail.com or 0499 416 158.

2 new overhead projectors have been installed making screen projection of Mass responses clearer. We thank you our parishioners, as these have been purchased with funds from your monetary contributions to our parish.

There will be a Memorial Mass for Lydia Van Susteren this Sunday 11 July at 8:30am. Many of you will remember Lydia, one of our parishioners who passed away recently at Glendale. Lydia volunteered in several roles in her time at the parish. She was an extraordinary minister and took Holy Communion to the sick both in our parish and outside. She was a Lector, sang in the choir and also volunteered at the parish office. May her soul rest in peace.

Acknowledging the strong devotion many of our parishioners have to our patron St. Peter and to St. Anthony, our church now has two new statues, one of St. Peter and one of St. Anthony, located in the side Chapel.

Parishioners can leave their prayer intentions and thanksgiving notes for the weekly Wednesday novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Intention boxes are placed by the picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, also in the side Chapel.

There will be a 3rd Collection at all masses this weekend for the Catholic Mission Propagation of the Faith Appeal to help people like the Good Shepherd Sisters in Bangkok, as they reach out to vulnerable mothers and their babies during their time of need. Thank you for your generosity.

In the Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Peter Comensoli for Pentecost, he invited us into a new conversation about our common mission for the coming years. He initiated this by having two meetings, one with the clergy of the Archdiocese, and the other with lay representatives from the Parishes. It’s now our turn to have this conversation in our Parish. Time, date and venue for an information and discussion session will be advised later. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend this session, including all ministries, parish leaders, council members, youth groups, prayer ministries, to discuss how St Peter’s can become a Mission Parish as envisaged by Pope Francis and Archbishop Peter.

WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY will be celebrated for the first time this year on Sunday 25 July. Our parish will dedicate the 10.30 am mass on Sunday 25 July to grandparents and the elderly on the feast of  Sts. Joachim and Ann. Mass will be followed with refreshments in the hall. You are invited to bring your grandparents and elderly people to this mass. Elderly parishioners who would like to attend this mass and need a lift, kindly contact the parish office on 97494300. In his message, Archbishop Peter has asked this to be a time when each of us are encouraged to reach out to family, friends, neighbours, the aged, the lonely, and the sick,

Session will be held this Monday 12 July from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Topic: Book of Acts Ch 5 & 6 at Ray’s Centre, St James Parish. Enquiries to Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 or Francis Thomas 0401787372

RELIGIOUS ARTICLES AND STATUES will be available for purchase in the parish hall after all masses on  the weekend of 17/18 July.

The Episcopal Ordination of Bishops-Elect Anthony John Ireland and Martin Ashe will take place at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, on Saturday, 31 July 2021 commencing at 10.30am. The Ordination will be live-streamed via You Tube and Broadcast on Channel C31. Let us keep Bishops-Elect Ireland and Ashe in our prayers as they prepare to take up their new ministry in the Archdiocese.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE Ethical Issues and Human Ageing Online unit via zoom on 6 Saturdays from 31 July. Lecturer: Rev. Dr Laurence McNamara CM. Audit, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Options available. Enquiries: 03 9412 333 or registrar@ctc.edu.au

THOMAS CARR YEAR 7, 2023 ONLINE PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT & ENROLMENTS Thursday, 22 July 2021 at 6:00pm. To register please visit www.thomascarr.vic.edu.au/#quicks. Enrolment applications from registrar@thomascarr.vic.edu.au or 8734 2444. Applications close 20 August 2021.

We pray for Mila Africano, Mary Perlaki, Dick Maple, Grace La Ferlita, Carmelo Cassar, Hector Cordero, John (Jack) Collins, Vincent Portelli, Maureen Moynahan, Bruna Santi, K.L. Kurian, Fr Tony Micallef, Generosa Gregorio, Marcelino San Pedro Sr., Benjamin D’Souza, Liberato Gomez Jr., Victor Jeyarajah, Crispin Fernandes, Lydia Van Susteren, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

We pray for Iluminada Alinea, Frank Johnson, John Eddison, Clarrie Dalton, Madge Bourke, Ginanavalan & Maria Carvalho, Lenora Fernando, Norah Pritchard, Veera Bayer, Carmen Portelli, Gerard Prescott, Pedro Sotelo and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Jean Cameron, Wilfredo Villareal, Steven & Helen Smith, Shirley Linehan, Jack Davies, 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, Trish Musarra, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Bernice Steinhauer, Ian Cameron and all who are ill in our Parish.


Counters – 18 July 2021

Kevin McLoughlin / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 17/18 July 2021

  6:00pm Angella Francis
  8:30am Lynn Aranha
10:30am Sibrina Harry
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 17/18 July 2021

  6:00pm F. Thomas / Josie T. / G. Linning / P. Albuquerque
  8:30am M. Nelthropp / R. Albuquerque / D&J Roga
10:30am S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega / M&C Peters
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry – 17/18 July 2021

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm Youth Mass