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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022


Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.

Saint Michael is our protector; I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.

Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News; I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice and to teach me the truth.

Saint Raphael is the healing angel; I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to Your throne of grace and deliver us back to the gift of recovery.

Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the reality of archangels and their desire to serve us.

Holy angels, pray for us. Amen.

Entrance Antiphon
Within your will, O Lord, all things are established, and there is none that can resist your will. For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth, and all that is held within the circle of heaven; you are the Lord of all.

1st Reading (Hab 1:2-3,2:2-4)
A reading from the prophet Habakkuk.
How long, O Lord, am I to cry for help while you will not listen; to cry ‘Oppression!’ in your ear and you will not save? Why do you set injustice before me, why do you look on where there is tyranny? Outrage and violence, this is all I see, all is contention, and discord flourishes. Then the Lord answered and said, ‘Write the vision down, inscribe it on tablets to be easily read, since this vision is for its own time only: eager for its own fulfilment, it does not deceive; if it comes slowly, wait, for come it will, without fail. See how he flags, he whose soul is not at rights, but the upright man will live by his faithfulness.’
The Word of the Lord. 

Responsorial Psalm
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

2nd Reading (2 Tim 1:6-8,13-14)
A reading from the first letter of St. Paul to Timothy
I am reminding you to fan into a flame the gift that God gave you when I laid my hands on you. God’s gift was not a spirit of timidity, but the Spirit of power, and love, and self-control. So you are never to be ashamed of witnessing to the Lord, or ashamed of me for being his prisoner; but with me, bear the hardships for the sake of the Good News, relying on the power of God. Keep as your pattern the sound teaching you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. You have been trusted to look after something precious, guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives  in us. 
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia. The word of the Lord stands for ever: it is the word given to you, the Good News. Alleluia!

Gospel(Lk 17:15-9)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’ The Lord replied, ‘Were your faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea,” and it would obey you. ‘Which of you, with a servant ploughing or minding sheep, would say to him when he returned from the fields, “Come and have your meal immediately”? Would he not be more likely to say, “Get my supper laid; make yourself tidy and wait on me while I eat and drink. You can eat and drink yourself afterwards”? Must he be grateful to the servant for doing what he was told? So with you: when you have done all you have been told to do, say, “We are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty.’’’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The Lord is good to those who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him.

Next Week’s Readings
2 Kg 5:14-17;   2 Tim 2:8-13;   Lk 17:11-19

Feasts of the Week
Tue, 4 Oct - St. Francis of Assisi 
Fri, 7 Oct - Our Lady of the Rosary


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

6:00pm in TheatretteYoung 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
No Bible Study on zoom from 12 Sept to 3 October. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372
7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 89320421399 Passcode: rosary
7:00pm RCIA Meeting in Theatrette.
Contact Francis Thomas 0401787372 or Dario Carreno 0438525148.
7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.
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.
12 noon – Baptisms held 1
st & 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.


We welcome into our Church community  Lauren Quinn and Sophia Thornton 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.


Remember to turn your clocks forward this Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00am.

Archbishop Peter Comensoli will make his pastoral visit from 7 to 9 October as part of our Golden Jubilee celebrations. His schedule is as follows:
7 Oct - Visit St. Peters School in the morning.
7 Oct - Meet with Parish Staff / PPC/ Finance Committee in the afternoon and evening.
8 Oct - Parish Forum after 9:00am Mass (all welcome to attend).
8 Oct - Celebrate Vigil Mass at 6:00pm.
9 Oct - Celebrate 8:30am Mass.              
Celebrate Golden Jubilee Mass 10:30am.
Archbishop departs at 2:00pm.
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.
All parishioners are requested to dress in their cultural dress and bring a plate of food to share at the 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.
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 0431068125 to arrange pick up.


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.


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.


We congratulate all Year 6 students who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 6th October. May they be filled with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit throughout  their faith journey. We ask you keep these children in your prayers.

FOUNDATIONS OF MISSIONARY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM offered by Arete Centre of Missionary Leadership. This one year part time study program offers theological knowledge, human development, spiritual formation and practical skills which will help graduates understand the Church’s teaching on mission and apply it to the parish context. More information at or visit Applications for 2023 close 31 October. Places are limited.

We pray for Bishop Emeritus Hilton Deakin, Ernest Paul, Sebastian Azzopardi, Bill Thomas, Jack Beaton, Seetha Pitigala, Enid D’Lima, Georgette Best, Rev. Fr. Fayez Saba,  Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Gastin, 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 Dcn Charles English, Lise Donaldson, Carmel Mifsud, Frank Davidson Pesamino & Telesia Sale Tusa George Xavier, Leonor Lopez, Mario Zarra,George Xavier, Juanita Vincent, Muriel Gomez,  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, Malia Kautai, Lindsay Coates, Violet Lawrence, Adrian McGill, Yvonne Caruana, Robert Martinez, Charlotte D’Souza, Johny Gregory, Yelka Kariz, John Parol, Mavis D’Cruz, Daniel Sesto, Mary Cassar, Tae Yoon Jim, Jeffrey Dalton, Maureen Wilson, Ralston Balasingham, Lito Alinea, P P Davies, Clint D’Souza, Sandra Farrelly, Eli Simangan, Lily Pereira, Kevin Suares, Loan Nguyen, Joe Steinhauer and all who are ill in our Parish.


Counters – 9 Oct 22

Tini & Barrie Hope / Toni Alexander

Readers – 8/9 Oct 22

  6:00pm Jerilee Cardoz
  8:30am Grace Sharman
  5:00pm Volunteer

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 8/9 Oct 22

6:00pm K. Lan Pham / G. Aldcroft / Sally DiB / H. Durski
8:30am R. Hibbert / N&N Gooneratne / R. Albuquerque
5:00pm E. Angeles / C. Skinner / A. Koek / M. Marip

Music Ministry –8/9 Oct 22

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Filiorum Dei
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ