DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR SEPTEMBER
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.
Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you, that your prophets be found true. Hear the prayers of your servant, and of your people Israel.
1st Reading (Ex 32:7-11, 13-14)
A reading from the book of Exodus.
The Lord spoke to Moses, ‘Go down now, because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have apostatised. They have been quick to leave the way I marked out for them; they have made themselves a calf of molten metal and have worshipped it and offered it sacrifice. “Here is your God, Israel,” they have cried “who brought you up from the land of Egypt!” The Lord said to Moses, `I can see how headstrong these people are! Leave me, now, my wrath shall blaze out against them and devour them; of you, however, I will make a great nation.’ But Moses pleaded with the Lord his God. ‘Lord,’ he said ‘why should your wrath blaze out against this people of yours whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with arm outstretched and mighty hand? Remember Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, your servants to whom by your own self you swore and made this promise: “I will make your offspring as many as the stars of heaven, and all this land which I promised I will give to your descendants, and it shall be their heritage for ever.”’ So the Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.
The Word of the Lord.
I will rise and go to my father.
2nd Reading (1 Tim 1:12-17)
A reading from the first letter to Timothy.
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, and who judged me faithful enough to call me into his service even though I used to be a blasphemer and did all I could to injure and discredit the faith. Mercy, however, was shown me, because until I became a believer I had been acting in ignorance; and the grace of our Lord filled me with faith and with the love that is in Christ Jesus. Here is a saying that you can rely on. and nobody should doubt: that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. I myself am the greatest of them; and if mercy has been shown to me, it is because Jesus Christ meant to make me the greatest evidence of his inexhaustible patience for all the other people who would later have to trust in him to come to eternal life. To the eternal King, the undying, invisible and only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia. God was in Christ, to reconcile the world to himself; and the Good News of reconciliation he has entrusted to us. Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 15:1-10)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
The tax collectors and the sinners were all seeking the company of Jesus to hear what he had to say, and the Pharisees and the scribes complained. ‘This man’ they said ‘welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ So he spoke this parable to them: ‘What man among you with a hundred sheep, losing one, would not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the missing one till he found it? And when he found it, would he not joyfully take it on his shoulders and then, when he got home, call together his friends and neighbours? “Rejoice with me,” he would say “I have found my sheep that was lost.” In the same way, I tell you, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one repentant sinner than over ninety-nine virtuous men who have no need of repentance. ‘Or again, what woman with ten drachmas would not, if she lost one, light a lamp and sweep out the house and search thoroughly till she found it? And then, when she had found it, call together her friends and neighbours? “Rejoice with me,” she would say “I have found the drachma I lost.” In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing among the angels of God over one repentant sinner.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
How precious is your mercy, O God! The children of men seek shelter in the shadow of your wings.
Next Week’s Readings
Amos 8:4-7; 1 Tim 2:1-8; Lk 16:1-13
Feasts of the Week
Tue, 13 Sep - St. John Chrysostom
Wed, 14 Sep - The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Thu, 15 Sep - Our Lady of Sorrows
Fri, 16 Sep - St. Cornelius
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.
After 5:00pm Mass – Youth Group for youth 12 to 17 yrs. Meet in Church Hall on 2nd and 4th Sundays, starting 25th September.
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||No Bible Study on zoom from 12 Sept to 3 October. For details, contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372|
|Tuesdays||7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 89320421399 Passcode: rosary
7:00pm RCIA Meeting in Theatrette. Contact Francis Thomas 0401787372 or Dario Carreno 0438525148.
|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.
1.30pm to 4:00pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month. Next Healing Mass on Saturday, 1st October 2022.
|Baptisms||12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm. The next Baptism Preparation Meeting on Monday 3rd October at 7:00pm in Church.|
WORD OF GOD 2023 now on sale for $20 in the Piety Store.
ROSTERS FOR LECTORS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS from September to November have been emailed to Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers. If you have not received a copy of the roster or would like a hard copy, please contact the parish office.
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
|PARISH CARNIVAL, Saturday 17th September
Hosted by St Peters Young Adults (SPYA). Come join us for an amazing day of fun for the whole family, with lots of food, live music, raffles, games and more on Saturday 17th September from 12-3 pm! Bring your family and friends to celebrate a day of community!
|HIGH TEA, Sunday 25th September
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 on sale at the Saturday 6:00pm Mass and 10:30am Mass on 11 September.
|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.
|CELEBRATION DINNER, Saturday, 22nd October
7:30pm to 11:00pm at St. James Hall, 336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing. Tickets to this event are sold out.
|SILENT AUCTION SPONSOR REQUEST
As part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations Dinner on 22 October, we will hold a ‘Silent Auction’ to enable us raise funds for the parish. We are looking for items for the silent auction and need your support in donating/sponsoring suitable items such as:
· Travel or Unique experiences, vouchers for beauty treatments, massages, etc.
· Kitchen Appliances, Bags, jewellery, paintings, musical instruments
· Handmade items like sweaters, rugs, throws, shawls, etc.
· Games, Toys, Books
All items must be new and preferably in original packaging. A good opportunity to de-clutter and give away items that you have not used. Please drop off items at the parish office or contact Praful on 0431 068 125 to arrange pick up.
|VOLUNTEERS' THANKSGIVING MASS, Friday, 16th September
As part of our Golden Jubilee celebrations, Fr. Vincent invites all past and present volunteers, who have or are still giving their time, talents and gifts to serve our Parish, to this special Thanksgiving Mass on Friday 16th Sept at 7:00pm followed by fellowship. The Mass will be offered for the personal intentions of all our wonderful volunteers and a special blessing will be given.
ST PETER'S YOUTH group will commence from Sunday 25th September 2022 for youth from the ages of 12 to 17 yrs. Youth will meet in the church hall after the 5pm mass on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Come and join us for a faith and fun filled evening followed by fellowship. For further information, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300.
CANTEEN MANAGER VACANCY AT ST. PETER’S SCHOOL CANTEEN
The Canteen Committee is looking for a suitable applicant to become the new Canteen Manager. Set days Thursday/Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm. Must have Working with Children Card and car licence. Food Handling Cert preferred but not essential. Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave at Parish Office for attention of Canteen Committee. Closing date 16th September.
ALPHA EXPERIENCE REGISTRATIONS OPEN
St. Peters and St. James parishes announce the next Alpha Experience commencing Monday 3 Oct at 7:30pm at St Peters Church Hall. Alpha is a great experience with interactive weekly (Monday) sessions that create a safe and honest space where people can explore life, faith and meaning. Enquiries to Felix 0431 008 563 or Anita 0411 772 230, email email@example.com. Limited spaces. Please register early by filling in the form at https://bit.ly/AlphaHC or scan QR code.
A STATEMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY COSTELLOE SDB, PRESIDENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE – 9 September 2022
The death of Queen Elizabeth II, after a long reign marked by extraordinary constancy, fidelity, courage and service, will bring great sadness to many people in Australia, including members of the Catholic community. As the Queen enters into the great mystery of eternal life with the Lord, we will pray for the repose of her soul and for the support and comfort of her family, her nation and the wider community of the Commonwealth. Queen Elizabeth was never reticent about acknowledging her Christian faith. Her annual Christmas message invariably focused on Jesus Christ as a model of humble and generous service. It was a model she strived to emulate throughout her long life. May she rest in peace.
We pray for Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Gastin, Gordon Windsor, Yvonne Capiron, Fr. Michael Bogusz PE, Arthur Dias, Rosario Ramirez, Sylvia Cachia, Fr Dominik Jalocha OP, Carol Sparkes, Zenaida Viola, Aurea Manalo, Leslie Raymond, Peter Pereira, Revath Kumar, May Murray, Lucian D’Olivera, Olivia Newton John, Lydia Hazelman, Ismail Corloncito, John Brown, Maria Trulgio, Henryka Kordus, Mother Ellen Marie Quinn, Felix Arias Sr., Philomena Garmen, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Thelma French, Norma Lord, Mary Davidson, Antonio Madeloso, Gracy & Baptist D’Souza, Julietha & Carlos Fernandes, Naomi Medel-Villarreal, Agatha Azzopardi, Irene & David Matheson, Benedict Banerjee, John Tanti 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, Joy Panong, Jeffrey Dalton, Maureen Wilson, Ralston Balasingham, Ollie Orlinski, Lito Alinea, P P Davies, Elzbieta Sobkowicz, Clint D’Souza, Sandra Farrelly, Trish O’Neill and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 18 Sep 22
|John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira|
Readers – 17/18 Sep 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 17/18 Sep 22
|6:00pm||B. Fernandes / N. Golaw / S. Martis / Sharon A.|
|8:30am||K. Fernandes / D&J Roga / R. Albuquerque|
|10:30am||M. Peters / S. Delos Reyes / L. Ortega / D. Dalton|
Music Ministry –17/18 Sep 22