DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR OCTOBER
God our Father,
We thank You for our parish of St. Peter Apostle.
Baptised we are gifted and called to show Your unconditional love for all Your people. We gather to praise and worship You and are nourished by the Word and the Eucharist for our faith journey. Be with us as we strive to see the face of Christ in all we meet and may we share our unique gifts in love and service as we grow together as one. Amen.
St Mary of the Cross, Pray for us.
St Peter Apostle, Guide and unite us in our parish.
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.
1st Reading (2 Kgs 5:14-17)
A reading from the second book of Kings.
Naaman the leper went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, as Elisha had told him to do. And his flesh became clean once more like the flesh of a little child. Returning to Elisha with his whole escort, he went in and stood before him. ‘Now I know’ he said ‘that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel. Now, please, accept a present from your servant.’ But Elisha replied, ‘As the Lord lives, whom I serve, I will accept nothing.’ Naaman pressed him to accept, but he refused. Then Naaman said, ‘Since your answer is “No,” allow your servant to be given as much earth as two mules may carry, because your servant will no longer offer holocaust or sacrifice to any god except the Lord.’
The Word of the Lord.
The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
2nd Reading (2 Tim 2:8-13)
A reading from the second letter of St Paul to Timothy.
Remember the Good News that I carry, ‘Jesus Christ risen from the dead, sprung from the race of David’; it is on account of this that I have my own hardships to bear, even to being chained like a criminal – but they cannot chain up God’s news. So I bear it all for the sake of those who are chosen, so that in the end they may have the salvation that is in Christ Jesus and the eternal glory that comes with it. Here is a saying that you can rely on: If we have died with him, then we shall live with him. If we hold firm, then we shall reign with him. If we disown him, then he will disown us. We may be unfaithful, but he is always faithful, for he cannot disown his own self.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia. For all things give thanks to God, because this is what he expects of you in Christ Jesus. Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 17:11-19)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered one of the villages, ten lepers came to meet him. They stood some way off and called to him, ‘Jesus! Master! Take pity on us.’ When he saw them he said, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ Now as they were going away they were cleansed. Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan. This made Jesus say, ‘Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.’ And he said to the man, ‘Stand up and go on your way. Your faith has saved you.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
Peter said to Jesus: You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus replied: You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church.
Next Week’s Readings
Ex 17:8-13; 2 Tim 3:14 - 4:2, Lk 18:1-8
Feasts of the Week
Sat, 15 Oct -St. Teresa of Jesus
SINCERE THANKS TO ARCHBISHOP PETER COMENSOLI from all the parishioners of St. Peter’s for your Pastoral Visitation and blessings for our Golden Jubilee celebrations.
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.
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
7:00pm to 8:15pm – Bible Study on zoom, Monday 10th October. Meeting ID: 91984220776 Passcode: Bible 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, 5th November 2022.
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 7th November at 7:00pm in Church.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE LADIES AUXILIARY for the wonderful job you did in organising the High Tea on Sunday afternoon, 25th September. A good time was had by all who attended.
THE PIETY STORE has a stock of WORD OF GOD 2023 for $20 and Columban Calendars for $10 for anyone who would like to purchase these items.
KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS, a Catholic Ministry of St Peters Parish for men, are holding a Bunnings BBQ at Hoppers Crossing store on Old Geelong Road on Friday, 14th October between 8:00am and 4:00pm. This is an important fundraiser for Catholic ministry. The money raised supports our local communities through scholarships for students at McKillop and Thomas Carr Colleges and other Catholic ministries overseas. If you are free on 14 October and can offer 2 or more hours of your time please contact Paul Beasley on 0417 136 635.25
THANK YOU to all our parishioners for your generous support to the Father’s Day Appeal, we raised $2639.75.
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
|GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS, SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER, 10:30AM MASS
Archbishop Peter Comensoli is 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.
THANK YOU FROM BISHOP NORBERT ANDRADI, SRI LANKA to all our parishioners who donated so generously to our parish appeal to assist the people in Sri Lanka. A total of $3360 converting to Sri Lanka Rupees 682,379 was donated. This money will help children attending school without proper nourishment or clothing and the poorest people including the elderly who often have to survive on one meal a day.
PONTIFICAL REQUIEM MASS for Most Rev. Hilton Forrest Deakin AM DD on Thursday, 13 October 22 at 10:30am at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Melbourne. A vigil for Bishop Deakin will be held on Tuesday, 11 October at 7:30pm at St. Thomas More’s Church, 313 Canadian Bay Road, Mt. Eliza at 7:30pm All are most welcome to attend.
JOSEPH’S CORNER TRIVIA NIGHT Saturday 8th October 2022 has regretfully been cancelled.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.aretecentre.org. Applications for 2023 close 31 October. Places are limited.
WYD 2023 INFORMATION SESSIONS Tuesday 18 October, 2022, 7:00pm–9:00pm. Archbishop Peter Comensoli has set a huge target for Melbourne: 500 young people on pilgrimage in 2023, to participate in the largest youth gathering in the world —World Youth Day 2023! Join in this October at regional youth gatherings to hear more about the four exciting pilgrimage options on offer for young people from around Melbourne. Perfect for parish leaders, priests, parents and, of course, young people. The evenings will cover:
- itineraries, pilgrimage highlights and an outline of World Youth Day
- indicative pricing, payment details and fundraising options
- leadership packages and ways to serve at World Youth Day
- parish involvement in supporting young people from across the Archdiocese to attend World Youth Day.
Queries to email@example.com or call (9926 5677).
125TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONSECRATION –
ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
As we celebrate our 175th Anniversary year as a diocese – we also mark a significant milestone for our Cathedral. Archbishop Comensoli warmly invites you to join him for Mass to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Consecration of St Patrick’s – Thursday 27 October 2022 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, commencing at 1pm. This is a beautiful opportunity to come together in the house of the Lord – built by the faithful and generous people from every part of our Archdiocese, and home for all. Mass will be followed by the Launch of the Catholic Precinct Walking Tour App, an initiative of the Mary Glowrey Museum.
We pray for Bishop Emeritus Hilton Forrest Deakin AM DD, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Moate SDB, Bill Kaitler, Anette Osborne, Thomas Lawrence, Leslie Raymond, Jude Appuhami, Mathew Joseph, Ernest Paull, 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, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Fr. Donald Lourensz, Vilma Pimenta, Michael Smith, Gordon Arney, Teklu Ayam, Lawrence Meehan, Maria Hoa, Theresa Thoi, Alphonsamma Marshal, Jaquiline Newton, Luke Joachim, Laura Joachim 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, Malia Kautai, Lindsay Coates, Violet Lawrence, 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, Lito Alinea, Clint D’Souza, P P Davies, Sandra Farrelly, Eli Simangan, Kevin Suares, Loan Nguyen, Lise Donaldson, Carmela Tramontana, Rita Mangion, Fr Dom DeGeorgio and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 16 Oct 22
|John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira
Readers – 15/16 Oct 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 15/16 Oct 22
|J. Roga / N. Golaw / G. Linning / D. Fernandez
|K. Fernandez / A. Vesty / S. Vaz / I. D’Lima
|D. Dalton / S. Delos Reyes / L. Ortega / G. Siccita
Music Ministry –15/16 Oct 22