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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021


Prayer for Healing

Dear Lord, I ask you to help those suffering with ill health. Transform suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy and pain into comfort for others. May your suffering servants trust in your goodness, and hope in your faithfulness, even in the middle of their suffering. Let them be filled with patience and joy in your presence as they wait for your healing touch. Please restore your servants to health dear Lord. Remove all fear and doubt from their heart by the power of your Spirit, and may you, Lord, be glorified through their lives. May the healing of body, mind and heart be one and our love for you gather us all as one. All this I pray in your name Jesus Christ.   Amen.

Entrance Antiphon
I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.

1st Reading (Wis 2:12, 17-20)
A reading from the book of Wisdom.
The godless say to themselves: ‘Let us lie in wait for the virtuous man, since he annoys us and opposes our way of life, reproaches us for our breaches of the law and accuses us of playing false to our upbringing. ‘Let us see if what he says is true, let us observe what kind of end he himself will have. If the virtuous man is God’s son, God will take his part and rescue him from the clutches of his enemies. Let us test him with cruelty and with torture, and thus explore this gentleness of his and put his endurance to the proof. Let us condemn him to a shameful death since he will be looked after – we have his word for it.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The Lord upholds my life.

2nd Reading (James 3:16-4:3)
A reading from the letter of St. James.
Wherever you find jealousy and ambition, you find disharmony, and wicked things of every kind being done; whereas the wisdom that comes down from above is essentially something pure; it also makes for peace, and is kindly and considerate; it is full of compassion and shows itself by doing good; nor is there any trace of partiality or hypocrisy in it. Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit in holiness. Where do these wars and battles between yourselves first start? Isn’t it precisely in the desires fighting inside your own selves? You want something and you haven’t got it; so you are prepared to kill. You have an ambition that you cannot satisfy; so you fight to get your way by force. Why you don’t have what you want is because you don’t pray for it; when you do pray and don’t get it, it is because you have not prayed properly, you have prayed for something to indulge your own desires.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! God has called us with the gospel to share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 9:30-37)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
After leaving the mountain Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; and he did not want anyone to know, because he was instructing his disciples; he was telling them, ‘The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men; they will put him to death; and three days after he has been put to death he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he said and were afraid to ask him. They came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the road?’ They said nothing because they had been arguing which of them was the greatest. So he sat down, called the Twelve to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.’ He then took a little child, set him in front of them, put his arms round him, and said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
You have laid down your precepts to be carefully kept; may my ways be firm in keeping your statutes.

Next Week’s Readings
Num 11:25-29;   James 5:1-6;   Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 20 Sep - St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon
Tue, 21 Sep - St. Matthew
Thu, 23 Sep - St. Pius of Pietrelcina  




9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.

10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) on Zoom.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.

7:00pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at


7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.

Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372

Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399  Passcode: rosary

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.

7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena followed by Rosary on Zoom

Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684

Passcode: Rosary

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm

As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is now closed due to an extended Melbourne lockdown until 23rd September. All Parish facilities are unavailable during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the
Parish website at or
Parish Facebook at

Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our
Facebook Page link and on
YouTube link

Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 19 September 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link

Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year have been distributed to the parishioners. Thank you for your continued financial support to the parish. Given the current lockdown situation and our inability to come to church, we encourage you to continue supporting the parish through online payment or direct debit. For more information, please contact the parish office.


ST PETER’S YOUNG ADULTS SPYA (ages 18-29) – ZOOM Every Sunday at 6:15pm. Games, prayer and some awesome chats. For ZOOM details call the parish office on 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at

Monday 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom. Meeting link
Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.

Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399
Passcode: rosary

NOVENA TO PERPETUAL SUCCOUR followed by rosary every Wednesday at 7:00pm. Zoom meeting link:
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684 Passcode: Rosary

Every Saturday 2:30pm to 4:00pm – Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288 Passcode: KNK

LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your BibleOpening up the Old Testament
Getting Started: This video by Bible Snap brings you the Old Testament in 8 minutes, with a comprehensive overview of where the books and people fit in the timeline of history. Watch at

Going Deeper: Exodus is one of the key books of the Old Testament. Hear about the pivotal events in Exodus from a range of other Christian Biblical scholars and theological experts in this 10-minute video. View here

Resources for Christian livingMaking the most of lockdown
In this blog post, local Melbourne mum of six, Kate Moriarty, shares some fun and creative ideas to help families make the most of their time together in lockdown. Find out more at

This Sunday we mark Social Services Sunday within the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. We give thanks and pray for all who stand with and provide support to the marginalised and vulnerable within our communities. We also give thanks for all in our parishes, who are so often at the forefront of providing practical support and care to those in need within their local communities, and beyond. We remember the 2021/22 Social Justice Statement – Cry of the Earth Cry of the Poor – released by the Australian Catholic bishops, which reminds us of the social mission of the Church and which urges us to reflect on ‘the bigger picture’ and to act together on social, economic and ecological issues.

You are invited to join CCR Melbourne on Thursday, September 23, from 10:00am until 12:00/12:30pm for a time of worship, sound teaching and some fun and fellowship. They will also have the lucky door prizes!! Log in at     Or
Zoom ID: 71760305001. Password: 101holden.

ARE YOU CALLED TO BE a Spiritual Director, a Pastoral Supervisor or a Compassionate Listener to others?
You are invited to a Taster Session (via Zoom), on Saturday 2 October 2021, 9.30am - 11am to explore whether one of these ministries may be for you.  Come and experience in a facilitated group a) the Siloam Program for the Formation of Spiritual Directors, b) the Emmaus Supervision Program, c) Let the Heart Listen. Each of these courses is available in 2022 in-person (Covid-permitting) or via Zoom. To register for the free Taster event , please click the link on our home page at, or contact Heart of Life, Melbourne at or tel (03)9890 1101.

Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation. Free Zoom Information Session on Saturday 12 October from 7.00pm – 7.30pm. Presenters: Rev. Assoc. Prof. John Dupuche and Dr Chris Morris.  Enquiries to Jenny Delahunt on 9412 3333,, or

We pray for Giuseppe Cini, Ivy Aldcroft, Mayeth Santos, Efren Ayuste, Sr Jacinta Umali, Cecilia Thi Ngoc Hoa Vo, Shirley Linehan, Cassy D’Souza, Rita Mifsud, Uthup Mathai Pulikuthiyel, Bijan Banerjee, Emmanuel Troise, Philip Gomes, Hector Serpes, Enri Sait, Antonino Fonti, Felicia Kalithotage, Gil Cruz, Teodoro Santos, Divina Ellis, Christina Godinet, Ricky Santos, Jacinto Bautista, Tony Perry, Joseph Vu, Michael Fogarty, Helen Nones, Erlinda Caparas, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

We pray for Enid Isaac, Thelma French, Rosy D’Souza, Martina Serrao, Tony Carvalho, Arokianathan Alphons, Stanley Culas, Rev. Fr. Austin Beocchi, Tyrone van Dort, Annie de Hoedt, Claude and Carmen La Brooy, Brenda Arnolda, Ronald and Ruth Ephraums, Aubrey de Hoedt, Bruce Suares and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Baby Julian Cayme, Kevin McLoughlin and all who are ill in our Parish.


Counters – 26 Sep 2021

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza

Readers – 25/26 Sep 2021

  6:00pm Angella Francis
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Catherine Graham

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 25/26 Sep 2021

  6:00pm F. Thomas / N. Golaw / S. Joseph
  8:30am KSC Minister / R. Albuquerque / R. Johnson
10:30am B. Fernandes / F. Aishweriya / D. Dalton
  5:00pm S&I Simangan / E. Angeles

Music Ministry – 25/26 Sep 2021

  6:00pm St. Cecilia
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK