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.
As for me, in justice I shall behold your face; I shall be filled with the vision of your glory.
1st Reading (Deut 30:10-14)
A reading from the book of Deuteronomy.
Moses said to the people: ‘Obey the voice of the Lord your God, keeping those commandments and laws of his that are written in the Book of this Law, and you shall return to the Lord your God with all your heart and soul. ‘For this Law that I enjoin on you today is not beyond your strength or beyond your reach. It is not in heaven, so that you need to wonder, “Who will go up to heaven for us and bring it down to us, so that we may hear it and keep it?” Nor is it beyond the seas, so that you need to wonder, “Who will cross the seas for us and bring it back to us, so that we may hear it and keep it?” No, the Word is very near to you, it is in your mouth and in your heart for your observance.’
The Word of the Lord.
Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.
1st Reading (Col 1:15-20)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians.
Christ Jesus is the image of the unseen God and the first-born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible, Thrones, Dominations, Sovereignties, Powers – all things were created through him and for him. Before anything was created, he existed, and he holds all things in unity. Now the Church is his body, he is its head. As he is the Beginning, he was first to be born from the dead, so that he should be first in every way; because God wanted all perfection to be found in him and all things to be reconciled through him and for him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, when he made peace by his death on the cross.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Your words, Lord, are spirit and life; you have the words of everlasting life. Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 10:25-37)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
There was a lawyer who, to disconcert Jesus, stood up and said to him, ‘Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the Law? What do you read there?’ He replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself.’ ‘You have answered right,’ said Jesus ‘do this and life is yours.’ But the man was anxious to justify himself and said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ Jesus replied, ‘A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of brigands; they took all he had, beat him and then made off, leaving him half dead. Now a priest happened to be travelling down the same road, but when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. In the same way a Levite who came to the place saw him, and passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan traveller who came upon him was moved with compassion when he saw him. He went up and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. He then lifted him on to his own mount, carried him to the inn and looked after him. Next day, he took out two denarii and handed them to the innkeeper. “Look after him,” he said “and on my way back I will make good any extra expense you have.” Which of these three, do you think, proved himself a neighbour to the man who fell into the brigands‘ hands?’ ‘The one who took pity on him’ he replied. Jesus said to him, ‘Go, and do the same yourself.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
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
Gen 18:1-10; Col 1:24-28; Lk 10:38-42
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 11 July - St. Benedict
Fri, 15 July - St. Bonaventure
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
|Tuesdays||7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 89320421399 Passcode: rosary
|Wednesdays||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 in Church.
1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month. Next Healing Mass on Saturday, 6th August 2022.
|Baptisms||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 1st August at 7:00pm in Church.|
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year that were not collected from the church hall have been delivered to your homes by volunteers. If you have not received your envelopes or letters, kindly contact the parish office on 9749 4300 or email the parish office at email@example.com. Thank you to the volunteers who have helped to deliver the envelopes and letters to parishioner’s homes.
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
Work has commenced on writing the Parish history. Please note that the “down memory lane’’ afternoon tea scheduled for Sunday 10th July 2022 at 2:30pm in the meeting room off the church hall has been postponed to a later date to be advised. 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 9749 4300.
WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY - SUNDAY 24TH JULY
To mark this special occasion Father will give a Special Blessing to grandparents and the elderly at all the weekend Masses. All grandparents and the elderly are invited for morning tea after the Sunday 10:30am Mass, hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary.
PROPAGATION OF FAITH – CATHOLIC MISSION APPEAL
There will be an extra collection at all masses after Communion this weekend for the Propagation of Faith – Catholic Mission Appeal. We thank you for your generosity.
CATHOLIC GIFTS STALL
Last weekend some of the Young Adults held a stall after all weekend masses to raise money for the evangelising mission of Net Ministries Australia. They raised over $3,000. Thank you for your generosity and support for evangelisation of youth in Australia.
PAULINE BOOKS & MEDIA will be at our parish next weekend 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!
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. Enquiries to Felix on 0431 008 563 or Anita on 0411 772 320 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To attend, please register by scanning the QR code and/or fill in the form at https://bit.ly/3mvElli.
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. Meetings will be held every Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Theatrette commencing on 23rd August 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 to motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas on 0401787372 or email@example.com or Dario Carreno on 0438525148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com or call (03) 9926 5761.
SECOND ASSEMBLY OF PLENARY COUNCIL
Last Sunday marked the beginning of the Second Assembly of the Plenary Council in Sydney, where Members from around Australia are gathering with our bishops to pray, discern and vote on a number of topics of significance to the future of the Church in Australia. Please use the following links for more details, the Council’s endorsement of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, reflections on the role of rituals of lament in our response to the tragedy of sexual abuse within the Church. We also hear from Dr Nigel Zimmerman, one of the theological advisors to the Plenary Council, about the important role each of us plays in making disciples. As the Plenary Council continues the important and sometimes difficult work of discerning and voting on the motions before it, let us continue to pray for the proceedings and for all participants, that the Holy Spirit might lead the Church in Australia on the path to God’s promised future.
HEART OF LIFE - Communication & Relationships, Sat 23 Jul 2022, 12:30pm-5:00pm. Attend via Zoom or in-person. A fundamental aspect of any relationship - with God or people - is Communication. This looks at different aspects of communication offering a practical approach to communication and relationships. Led by James Areechira svd. Cost $60 (BYO lunch). Book & pay by 18/7/22 via www.heartoflife.melbourne Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation,Rear 41 Stanhope Street, Malvern VIC, for further details email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel (03) 9890 1101.
We pray for Ian Hillock, Eric D'Cruz, Marikutty Jacob, Gerardo Landero, Co Leung, Vimal Anthony, 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 Frank Johnson, Madge Bourke, William Vanderveldt, Amy D'Souza, Joyce Furtado, Rose Farrugia, Pedro Sotelo, Gerard Prescott, Bernard Moynahan 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, Segundo Becerra, Veronica Goh, Maureen Wilson and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 17 July 22
|Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin|
Readers – 16/17 July 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 16/17 July 22
|6:00pm||J. Roga / S. Martis / G. Linning|
|8:30am||S. Vaz / K. Fernandes / A. Koek|
|10:30am||S. Delos Reyes / L. Ortega / F. Aishweriya|
Music Ministry –16/17 July 22