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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022



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.

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 (Amos 8:4-7)
A reading from the prophet Amos.
Listen to this, you who trample on the needy and try to suppress the poor people of the country, you who say, ‘When will New Moon be over so that we can sell our corn, and sabbath, so that we can market our wheat? Then by lowering the bushel, raising the shekel, by swindling and tampering with the scales, we can buy up the poor for money, and the needy for a pair of sandals, and get a price even for the sweepings of the wheat.’ The Lord swears it by the pride of Jacob, ‘Never will I forget a single thing you have done.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor.

2nd Reading (1 Tim 2:1-8)
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to Timothy.
My advice is that, first of all, there should be prayers offered for everyone – petitions, intercessions and thanksgiving – and especially for kings and others in authority, so that we may be able to live religious and reverent lives in peace and quiet. To do this is right, and will please God our saviour: he wants everyone to be saved and reach full knowledge of the truth. For there is only one God, and there is only one mediator between God and mankind, himself a man, Christ Jesus, who sacrificed himself as a ransom for them all. He is the evidence of this, sent at the appointed time, and I have been named a herald and apostle of it and – I am telling the truth and no lie – a teacher of the faith and the truth to the pagans. In every place, then, I want the men to lift their hands up reverently in prayer, with no anger or argument.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia. Jesus Christ was rich but he became poor, to make you rich out of his poverty. Alleluia!

Gospel (Lk 16:1-13)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘The man who can be trusted in little things can be trusted in great; the man who is dishonest in little things will be dishonest in great. If then you cannot be trusted with money, that tainted thing, who will trust you with genuine riches? And if you cannot be trusted with what is not yours, who will give you what is your very own? ‘No servant can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or treat the first with respect and the second with scorn. You cannot be the slave both of God and of money.’
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
Amos 6:1, 4-7;   1 Tim 6:11-16;   Lk 16:19-31

Feasts of the Week
Tue, 20 Sep - St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon
Wed, 21 Sep - St. Matthew
Fri, 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 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. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372
Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 89320421399 Passcode: rosary7:00pm 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.


“In 1952 before her Coronation, a young Elizabeth gave her first Christmas Address requesting our prayers – ‘that I may faithfully serve Him and you, all the days of my life’. With sadness and gratitude, we now reflect on the fulfilment of those very words and offer our prayers and condolences for a Monarch who has lived a life of commitment and devotion to her people through great change and upheaval. I join with Pope Francis and all those who mourn her loss in paying my respects to Her Majesty as a woman of deep Christian faith, whose leadership and service was shaped by the anchor of Jesus Christ in her life. May she rest in peace, with her King eternally.”

We welcome into our Church community Mason Stevens, Magdalena Ollenbuttel, Valentino Delev and Yza McLaren who are to be baptised this weekend. 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.

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.


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. For tickets, kindly contact the parish office on 97494300.
Archbishop Peter Comensoli has confirmed to us that he will visit the Parish and School on 7th, 8th and 9th October as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations. Archbishop will meet with parishioners and Parish Ministries on 8th and 9th October. More details of his visit to follow.
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 SOLD OUT.
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 0431068125 to arrange pick up.


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. 

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 Limited spaces. Please register early by filling in the form at or scan QR code. 

Alpha Scan

Saturday 8th October, 7:00pm at St. Augustine’s Hall, 61 Somerville Road, Yarraville. Cost $15. Silent auction, raffle and games. Money raised goes to Joseph’s Corner. Bookings call 9315 2680 or email Book a table for 8 people or join another table of friendly people. BYO food and drinks. Coffee/Tea provided.

Sacred Heart Girls’ College Oakleigh is celebrating 65 years since their foundation. Former students and staff are warmly invited to join for afternoon tea and a tour on Sunday, 16 October between 2pm and 4.30pm. To book your place, please go to

Series of short sessions: online via Zoom
Engaging Your Faith
12 sessions running in October 2022. Choose what interests you for just $25 per session. Booking, payment and further information at

We pray for Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Gastin, Trish O'Neil, Una Dennis, Merle Papel, Hayat Kawakoryan, Girolamo Talarico, 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, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

We pray for Harold Pountney, Ivy Aldcroft, Pamela Boother, Jacinta Umali, Tolentino Padayo, Rosy D’Souza, Martina Serrao, Giuseppe Cini, Michela Volo, Tyrone Van Dort, Brenda Arnolda, Annie de Hoedt, Lorna Siriwardena, Claude La Brooy, Carmen La Brooy, Mary Pillai, Gregorio & Ana Tokarski and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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, Eli Simangan, Lily Pereira, Kevin Suares, Loan Nguyen and all who are ill in our Parish.


Counters – 25 Sep 22

L. Vasquez  / T. Grisancich / L. De La Cruz

Readers – 24/25 Sep 22

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 24/25 Sep 22

  6:00pm G. Surrao / M. Maple / S. D’Souza / H. Durski
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. English / R. Johnson / I. D’Lima
10:30am B. Fernandes / F. Aishweriya / C. Peters / Vol
  5:00pm E. Angeles / I. Simangan / C. Skinner / Volunteer

Music Ministry –24/25 Sep 22

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