DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JULY
PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS & THE ELDERLY
I give thanks to you, Lord for the blessing of a long life. For, to those who take refuge in You, grant always to bear fruit.
Forgive, O Lord, resignation and disillusionment, but forsake me not when my strength declines.
Teach me to look with hope to the future you give me, to the mission you entrust to me and to sing your praises without end.
Make me a tender craftsman of Your revolution, to guard with love my grandchildren and all the little ones who seek shelter in You.
Protect, O Lord, Pope Francis, and grant Thy Church to deliver the world from loneliness. Direct our steps in the way of peace. Amen.
God is in his holy place, God who unites those who dwell in his house; he himself gives might and strength to his people.
1st Reading (Gen 18:20-32)
A reading from the book of Genesis.
The Lord said, ‘How great an outcry there is against Sodom and Gomorrah! How grievous is their sin! I propose to go down and see whether or not they have done all that is alleged in the outcry against them that has come up to me. I am determined to know.’ The men left there and went to Sodom while Abraham remained standing before the Lord. Approaching him he said, ‘Are you really going to destroy the just man with the sinner? Perhaps there are fifty just men in the town. Will you really overwhelm them, will you not spare the place for the fifty just men in it? Do not think of doing such a thing: to kill the just man with the sinner, treating just and sinner alike! Do not think of it! Will the judge of the whole earth not administer justice?’ the Lord replied, ‘If at Sodom I find fifty just men in the town, I will spare the whole place because of them.’ Abraham replied, ‘I am bold indeed to speak like this to my Lord, I who am dust and ashes. But perhaps the fifty just men lack five: will you destroy the whole city for five?’ ‘No,’ he replied ‘I will not destroy it if I find forty-five just men there.’ Again Abraham said to him, ‘Perhaps there will only be forty there.’ ‘I will not do it’ he replied ‘for the sake of the forty.’ Abraham said, ‘I trust my Lord will not be angry, but give me leave to speak: perhaps there will only be thirty there.’ ‘I will not do it’ he replied ‘if I find thirty there.’ He said, ‘I am bold indeed to speak like this, but perhaps there will only be twenty there.’ ‘I will not destroy it’ he replied ‘for the sake of the twenty.’ He said, ‘I trust my Lord will not be angry if I speak once more: perhaps there will only be ten.’ ‘I will not destroy it’ he replied ‘for the sake of the ten.’
The Word of the Lord.
Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.
2nd Reading (Col 2:12-14)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians.
You have been buried with Christ, when you were baptised; and by baptism, too, you have been raised up with him through your belief in the power of God who raised him from the dead. You were dead, because you were sinners and had not been circumcised: he has brought you to life with him, he has forgiven us all our sins. He has overridden the Law, and cancelled every record of the debt that we had to pay; he has done away with it by nailing it to the cross.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia! Alleluia! You have received the Spirit which makes us God’s children, and in that Spirit we call God our Father. Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 11:1-13)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Once Jesus was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘Say this when you pray: “Father, may your name be held holy, your kingdom come; give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us. And do not put us to the test.”’ He also said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him in the middle of the night to say, “My friend, lend me three loaves, because a friend of mine on his travels has just arrived at my house and I have nothing to offer him”; and the man answers from inside the house, “Do not bother me. The door is bolted now, and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up to give it you.” I tell you, if the man does not get up and give it him for friendship’s sake, persistence will be enough to make him get up and give his friend all he wants. ‘So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For the one who asks always receives; the one who searches always finds; the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him. What father among you would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? Or hand him a snake instead of a fish? Or hand him a scorpion if he asked for an egg? If you then, who are evil, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’
The Gospel of the Lord.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits.
Next Week’s Readings
Eccl 1:2, 2:21-23; Col 3:1-5, 9-11; Lk 12:13-21
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 25 Jul - St. James
Tue, 26 Jul - Sts. Joachim & Anne
Fri, 29 Jul - Sts. Martha, Mary & Lazarus
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
|Mondays||7:00pm to 8:15pm – Bible Study on zoom. 91984220776 Passcode: bible Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372|
|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.|
WEARING MASKS IN CHURCH
The latest Covid Update from the Archdiocese recommends that masks are worn indoors. Due to the increase in COVID cases and the ‘FLU, Father Vincent recommends that everyone wear a face mask in church. While this is not mandatory, the recommendation is in the best interest of our parish community’s wellbeing.
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
- Peter Apostle Mission Parish celebrates our history from 1977 to 1982. From Paddock to Parish – 1977 to 1982 is a video snapshot of the second 5 years of our Church – from the building of the Church to the formal establishment of St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish. The video can be viewed at the following YouTube Link https://youtu.be/QWDYIoqSNxg
- Please note that the “down memory lane’’ afternoon tea is scheduled for Sunday 14th August 2022 at 2.30 pm 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 9749 4300.
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.
JOSEPH'S CORNER BRIC-A-BRAC STALL – 13/14 AUGUST
As part of their annual fundraising, Joseph's Corner will hold a bric-a-brac stall after all weekend Masses on 13/14 August. Joseph's Corner provides free counselling to people who are living with alcohol and drug addicted family members. We hope you can support this wonderful not-for-profit charity.
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MONDAY 15TH AUGUST
Kindly note this Feast is a holy day of obligation and Mass will be celebrated at 8:30am and 7:00pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Dario Carreno on 0438525148 or email@example.com.
CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Semester 2 Study Options
Explore your questions in theology and ministry at CTC in Semester 2 with introductory and advanced units, for audit or credit study. Online and in-person options available. To enrol or for further information: Registrar: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINTER FIESTA & WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023 LAUNCH
An invitation for youth to join Archbishop Peter Comensoli for SIX30 Holy Hour followed by a Winter Fiesta in the grounds of the Cathedral. A great way to shake of the winter chills with some live music, delicious food and great company. Archbishop Peter will use this opportunity to launch pilgrimages to WYD 2023. Thursday, 4th August, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, St. Patricks Cathedral. More information at
THOMAS CARR COLLEGE ENROLMENT – YEAR 7 2024
Applications close Friday 19 August 2022. Applications are available from the Fr Ray Administration Centre at Thomas Carr College. email: email@example.com, call 8734 2444. Note: Year 7 – 2023 is full, waitlist only.
LAY ECCLESIAL MINISTERS SEEKING RE-ACCREDITATION
Lay Ecclesial Ministers (LEMs) whose accreditation expires this year (or has expired during COVID-19 lockdowns), you are invited to apply for Re-Accreditation as a Pastoral Worker/Pastoral Associate/Senior Pastoral Associate/Lay Chaplain. The Closing date for applications is Friday, 9 September 2022. If interested, please contact the parish office for further details.
We pray for Leonie Pirotta, Kath Ryan, Alexander D’souza, Nazarene & Lenora Fernando, Bernice Johns, Steve Mikus, Fr Francis Arnold, Baby Finn Martinez, Rosalina De La Cruz, Patrick Peters, Glen Lawrence, Lorraine Porter, Cyril Bastiampillai, Janko Jaksic, Ian Hillock, Eric D'Cruz, Marikutty Jacob, Gerardo Landero, Co Leung, Sr. Jean Dwyer, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Raymond & Elie Rego, Elaine Smith, Agnes D’Cunha, Helga Jacob, Luis Fernando Sr, Crispulo Garcia, Heath Prior, Sebastian Ravaneschi, Antony T.V, Elizabeth Surin, Antony Doss, Lynus Lobo, Merlyn Farquharson, Thariath Eduthan, Josephine Borg, Julie Sewell, Magdelena Marquez, Raymond Fernando, Harry Power, Harry John, Lucia Baltero, Vera Fernandez 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, 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, Charlotte D’Souza, Johny Gregory, Yelka Kariz, John Parol, Mavis D’Cruz, Daisy Thomas and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 31July 22
|Tiny & Barrie Hope / Toni Alexander|
Readers – 30/31 July 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 30/31 July 22
|6:00pm||M. Maple / K. Lan Pham / A. Vesty|
|8:30am||D&J Roga / C. D’Souza|
|10:30am||D. Dalton / E. Mills / R. Hibbert|
|5:00pm||A. Koek / E. Angeles / Volunteer|
Music Ministry –30/31 July 22