DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR AUGUST
Australia – St. Mary MacKillop of the Cross
Most loving God, we thank You for our country Australia and our own Saint Mary MacKillop, a woman who faced life’s challenges with faith and courage and witnessed to the human dignity of all life here in Australia.
In following the example of St. Mary MacKillop may we strive to make our country a place full of wisdom and learning, free of poverty and injustice and a land where You Lord are praised in peace and love.
St. Mary MacKillop, Pray for us.
Look to your covenant, O Lord, and forget not the life of your poor ones for ever. Arise, O God, and defend your cause, and forget not the cries of those who seek you.
1st Reading (is 18:6-9)
A reading from the book of Wisdom.
That night had been foretold to our ancestors, so that, once they saw what kind of oaths they had put their trust in, they would joyfully take courage. This was the expectation of your people, the saving of the virtuous and the ruin of their enemies; for by the same act with which you took vengeance on our foes you made us glorious by calling us to you. The devout children of worthy men offered sacrifice in secret and this divine pact they struck with one accord: that the saints would share the same blessings and dangers alike; and forthwith they had begun to chant the hymns of the fathers.
The Word of the Lord.
Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
1st Reading (Heb 11:1-2, 8-19)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.
Only faith can guarantee the blessings that we hope for, or prove the existence of the realities that at present remain unseen. It was for faith that our ancestors were commended. It was by faith that Abraham obeyed the call to set out for a country that was the inheritance given to him and his descendants, and that he set out without knowing where he was going. By faith he arrived, as a foreigner, in the Promised Land, and lived there as if in a strange country, with Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. They lived there in tents while he looked forward to a city founded, designed and built by God. It was equally by faith that Sarah, in spite of being past the age, was made able to conceive, because she believed that he who had made the promise would be faithful to it. Because of this, there came from one man, and one who was already as good as dead himself, more descendants than could be counted, as many as the stars of heaven or the grains of sand on the seashore.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia! alleluia! Be watchful and ready: you know not when the Son of Man is coming. Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 12:35-40)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘See that you are dressed for action and have your lamps lit. Be like men waiting for their master to return from the wedding feast, ready to open the door as soon as he comes and knocks. Happy those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. I tell you solemnly, he will put on an apron, sit them down at table and wait on them. It may be in the second watch he comes, or in the third, but happy those servants if he finds them ready. You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what hour the burglar would come, he would not have let anyone break through the wall of his house. You too must stand ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
O Jerusalem, glorify the Lord, who gives you your fill of finest wheat.
Next Week’s Readings
Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Heb 12:1-4; Lk 12:49-53
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 8 Aug - St. Mary of the Cross
Wed, 10 Aug - St. Lawrence
Thu, 11 Aug - St. Clare
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, 3rd Sept 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 5th September 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.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Gabriella Starc and Mason Guertler 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.
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.
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
- SAVE THE DATE
- GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS, SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER, 10:30AM MASS
Archbishop Peter Comensoli will be the main celebrant at our Golden Jubilee Anniversary Mass on Sunday, 9th October 2022 at 10:30am. Fellowship after Mass.
- GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION DINNER, SATURDAY 22ND 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 to follow. The parish invites interested parishioners to join and be part of the managing committee for the successful conduct of the occasion. Interested parishioners please contact David (0407857759) or the parish office to join the committee.
- All parishioners are encouraged in getting sponsors to support the event.
- 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.
- HIGH TEA - GOLDEN JUBILEE
Hosted by St. Peter’s Ladies Auxiliary, Sunday, 25th September, 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Church Hall. Tickets $10 per person. Bookings essential and cash only. Tickets will be sold at the 6:00pm and 10:30am Masses on 20 & 21 August, 27 & 28 August and at 10:30am Mass on 11 September.
- GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS, SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER, 10:30AM MASS
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 Fr Vincent after mass and give your contact details or please contact the parish office on 97494300. 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.
NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK - 7 TO 14 AUGUST – Vocations come from families, communities and parishes. Strong families and communities are the place where vocations are first nurtured. In this National Vocations Awareness Week, let us pray for all families in our parish, and for those preparing for marriage. Let us also pray that our parish community may always be welcoming and encouraging of vocations to marriage, priesthood and consecrated life.
CATHOLICCARE VICTORIA SUNDAY APPEAL 13/14 AUGUST 2022
CatholicCare Victoria provides counselling, mental health services, specialised support for children and teens, refugee and asylum seeker help, pastoral care in hospitals and prisons, etc. Donations can be made via the appeal envelopes or online at www.catholiccarevic.org.au or call (03) 92875513.
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.
INFORMATION SESSION FOR THE PERMANENT DIACONATE – Do you feel like being called to serve?
The Permanent Diaconate is open to single and married men who want to serve God and the Church as ordained ministers. COME & SEE! An Information Session about the Permanent Diaconate will be held on Saturday 3 September 2022, 10:00 - 11.45 at the Catholic Theological College (CTC), East Melbourne. For more information contact the Office of the Permanent Diaconate on 03 9412 3357 or email email@example.com.
We pray for Henryka Kordus, Mother Ellen Marie Quinn, Felix Arias Sr., Philomena Garmen, 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, Sr. Jean Dwyer, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Kathleen Bool, Luca Lauretta, Joseph Farrugia, Umberto Princi, Kenneth Skinner, Olive Barber, Newzeena Antony, Alex D’Souza, Christos Mary 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, Arturo Bacani, Vivienne Gantar, Magda Symons, Bill Thomas, Trevor D’Souza, Malia Kautai, Lindsay Coates, Violet Lawrence, Joseph Mathew, Adrian McGill, Yvonne Caruana, Robert Martinez, Charlotte D’Souza, Johny Gregory, Yelka Kariz, John Parol, Mavis D’Cruz, Daisy Thomas, Daniel Sesto, Mary Cassar, Tae Yoon Jim, Sylvia Cachia, Joy Panong and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 14 Aug 22
|P. Albuquerque / C. D’Souza / G. Sharman|
Readers – 13/14 Aug 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 13/14 Aug 22
|6:00pm||G. Linning / G. Surrao / S. Martis|
|8:30am||S. Joseph / C. D’Souza / R. Hibbert|
|10:30am||F. Caruana / S. Colla / D. Dalton|
|5:00pm||E. Angeles / A. Koek / G. Siccita|
Music Ministry – 13/14 Aug 22
|5:00pm||Shepherds of Christ|