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.
O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me! You are my rescuer, my help; O Lord, do not delay.
1st Reading (Eccl 1:2, 2:21-23)
A reading from the book of Ecclesiastes.
Vanity of vanities, the Preacher says. Vanity of vanities. All is vanity! For so it is that a man who has laboured wisely, skilfully and successfully must leave what is his own to someone who has not toiled for it at all. This, too, is vanity and great injustice; for what does he gain for all the toil and strain that he has undergone under the sun? What of all his laborious days, his cares of office, his restless nights? This, too, is vanity.
The Word of the Lord.
In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.
1st Reading (Col 3:1-5,9-11)
A reading from the book of Colossians.
Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand. Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ is revealed – and he is your life – you too will be revealed in all your glory with him. That is why you must kill everything in you that belongs only to earthly life: fornication, impurity, guilty passion, evil desires and especially greed, which is the same thing as worshipping a false god; and never tell each other lies. You have stripped off your old behaviour with your old self, and you have put on a new self which will progress towards true knowledge the more it is renewed in the image of its creator; and in that image there is no room for distinction between Greek and Jew, between the circumcised or the uncircumcised, or between barbarian and Scythian, slave and free man. There is only Christ: he is everything and he is in everything.’
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia! alleluia! Happy the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs! Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 12:13-21)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
A man in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Master, tell my brother to give me a share of our inheritance.’ ‘My friend,’ he replied, ‘who appointed me your judge, or the arbitrator of your claims?’ Then he said to them, ‘Watch, and be on your guard against avarice of any kind, for a man’s life is not made secure by what he owns, even when he has more than he needs.’ Then he told them a parable: ‘There was once a rich man who, having had a good harvest from his land, thought to himself, “What am I to do? I have not enough room to store my crops.” Then he said, “This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones, and store all my grain and my goods in them, and I will say to my soul: My soul, you have plenty of good things laid by for many years to come; take things easy, eat, drink, have a good time.” But God said to him, “Fool! This very night the demand will be made for your soul; and this hoard of yours, whose will it be then?” So it is when a man stores up treasure for himself in place of making himself rich in the sight of God.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
You have given us, O Lord, bread from heaven, endowed with all delights and sweetness in every taste.
Next Week’s Readings
Wis 18:6-9; Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; Lk 12:32-48
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 1 Aug - St. Alphonsus Liguori
Wed, 3 Aug - St. Dominic
Thu, 4 Aug - St. John Vianney
Sat, 6 Aug - The Transfiguration of the Lord
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.
BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
Monday, 1st August at 7:00pm in Church.
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.
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.
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.
SAVE THE DATE – GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION DINNER, SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 2022
St. Peter’s Parish proudly announces hosting the ‘Golden Jubilee Celebration Dinner’ on Saturday 22 Oct 2022. All parishioners are graciously encouraged to save the date for an evening of community spirit and harmony. Details will be provided shortly by the managing committee. The parish invites interested parishioners to join and be part of the managing committee in successful conduct of the occasion. Interested parishioners please contact David (0407857759) or the parish office to join the committee. The parish looks forward to everyone joining hands for this momentous occasion.
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. Our parishioner who is allocated thanksgiving envelope no: 192, could you please contact the parish office and give us your contact details. Thank you.
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.
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
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, call 8734 2444. Note: Year 7 – 2023 is full, waitlist only.
JOURNEYING TOGETHER – new online sacraments of initiation resource for parents
The Archdiocese is especially pleased to announce the launch of Journeying Together — their new online sacraments of initiation resource, designed to help parents accompany their children on the exciting journey of faith formation. (website:
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 Annunziata Rubino, Suzette Laurent, 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 Magdelena Marquez, Zacharias Fernando, Malcolm Hankins, Julie Sewell, Harry Power, Felix Cardente, Alex D’Souza, Frank & Evelyn D’Lima, Philomena Jennings, Agnes D’Cunha, Mary McMinn, Peter Watt Snr., Jose Olicken 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, Daniel Sesto, Mary Cassar and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 7 Aug 22
|John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira|
Readers – 6/7 Aug 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 6/7 Aug 22
|6:00pm||H. Durski / J. Tramontana / G. Aldcroft|
|8:30am||K. Fernandes / M. Nelthropp / G. Sharman|
|10:30am||J. Quinless / A. Koek / F. Aishweriya|
|5:00pm||E. Angeles / C. Skinner / Volunteer|
Music Ministry –6/7 Aug 22