DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR OCTOBER
Prayer to St. Joseph
O Glorious Patriarch St. Joseph! In the presence of Jesus and Mary, I choose you this day to be my father, my guardian, and my protector.
O great St. Joseph, whom God has made the Head of the Holy Family, accept me, I beseech you, though utterly unworthy, to be a member of your ‘Holy House’. Present me to your Immaculate Spouse; ask her also to adopt me as her child. With her, pray that I may constantly think of Jesus, and serve Him faithfully to the end of my life.
O Terror of Demons, increase in me virtue, protect me from the evil one, and help me not to offend God in any way.
O my spiritual father, I hereby consecrate myself to you. In faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under your care and protection. To you, after Jesus and Mary, I consecrate my body and soul, with all their faculties, my spiritual growth, my home, and all my affairs and undertakings.
Forsake me not, but adopt me as a servant and child of the Holy Family. Watch over me at all times, but especially at the hour of my death. Console me and strengthen me with the presence of Jesus and Mary so that, with you, I may praise and adore the Holy Trinity for all eternity. Amen.
To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me.
1st Reading (Is 53:10-11)
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
The Lord has been pleased to crush his servant with suffering. If he offers his life in atonement, he shall see his heirs, he shall have a long life and through him what the Lord wishes will be done. His soul’s anguish over, he shall see the light and be content. By his sufferings shall my servant justify many, taking their faults on himself.
The Word of the Lord.
Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.
2nd Reading (Heb 4:14-16)
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews.
Since in Jesus, the Son of God, we have the supreme high priest who has gone through to the highest heaven, we must never let go of the faith that we have professed. For it is not as if we had a high priest who was incapable of feeling our weaknesses with us; but we have one who has been tempted in every way that we are, though he is without sin. Let us be confident, then, in approaching the throne of grace, that we shall have mercy from him and find grace when we are in need of help.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! The Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for all. Alleluia!
Gospel (Mk 10:35-45)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Jesus. ‘Master,’ they said to him ‘we want you to do us a favour.’ He said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ They said to him, ‘Allow us to sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your glory.’ ‘You do not know what you are asking’ Jesus said to them. ‘Can you drink the cup that I must drink, or be baptised with the baptism with which I must be baptised?’ They replied, ‘We can.’ Jesus said to them, ‘The cup that I must drink you shall drink, and with the baptism with which I must be baptised you shall be baptised, but as for seats at my right hand or my left, these are not mine to grant; they belong to those to whom they have been allotted.’ When the other ten heard this they began to feel indignant with James and John, so Jesus called them to him and said to them, ‘You know that among the pagans their so-called rulers lord it over them, and their great men make their authority felt. This is not to happen among you. No; anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be slave to all. For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
Behold, the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, who hope in his merciful love, to rescue their souls from death, to keep them alive in famine.
Next Week’s Readings
Jer 31:7-9; Heb 5:1-6; Mk 10:46-52
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 18 Oct - St. Luke
WEEKLY PARISH DATES
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 facebook.com/SPYoungadults
7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.
Meeting ID: 91984220776 Password: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372
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
|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: KNK
1.30 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|
UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is closed due to the current Melbourne lockdown. 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.
LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.
Sunday, 17 October 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/8qkuKDCkrPE
PARISH MEETINGS – ZOOM INVITATIONS
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 facebook.com/SPYoungadults.
Every Monday 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom. Book of Acts Ch. 18. Meeting link
Meeting ID 91984220776 Password: bible
Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.
ROSARY EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399
NOVENA TO PERPETUAL SUCCOUR followed by rosary every Wednesday at 7:00pm. Zoom meeting link:
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684 Passcode: Rosary.
ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Every Saturday 2:30pm to 4:00pm –Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288 Passcode: KNK.
MSC MISSION OFFICE AUSTRALIA – DISADVANTAGED YOUTH FUND are seeking donations for ‘Disadvantaged Youth’ projects urgently. You can make your donation at
UNMASKED FREEDOM – OVERCOMING PORNOGRAPHY
An initiative of CCR Youth for all youth (16-30 years). Saturday, 30th October, 7:30 – 9:30pm. Free online event.
2022 JOSEPHITE CALENDAR
Purchase of this calendar allows continuation of the work for the Sisters of St. Joseph in the tradition of St. Mary MacKillop. More details from the Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre Calendar Orders, 362 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002, email email@example.com or phone 9926 9300 for enquiries. Cost $8 plus postage and handling.
ROSARY FOR THE FAMILY
Praying the Holy Rosary is a special time to share with one’s family members and other families. During the year dedicated to St. Joseph, praying the Rosary as a family is also a concrete way of obtaining plenary indulgence. You are invited to use this rosary prepared on the occasion of the "Amoris Laetitia” Family Year so that we do not miss the opportunity to reinforce our love for Jesus and Mary, our heavenly Mother. The meditations are brief and are accompanied by short questions and images that can help you reflect in faith, even with children. The Rosary for the Family has been carefully created by the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and can be viewed at
1ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE FIFTH PLENARY COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, 3-10 OCTOBER 2021
Information relating to the Plenary Council can be found at, https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/. The First Assembly Concluding Statement is attached to this bulletin.
LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your Bible: How do Scripture and Tradition work together?
Getting Started: Why do we believe in things like the Trinity, purgatory or even what books make up the Bible? They all form part of Sacred Tradition. In this 3-minute video, hear how Scripture and Tradition work together in the life of the Church.
Watch at www.bit.ly/BibleGettingStarted7
Going Deeper: Written for Catholic teachers, this short article ‘Catholic Teaching on Sacred Scripture’ explains the role and importance of both Sacred Scripture and Tradition in our understanding of the revelation of God. View here www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper7
Podcasts for Christian living: Theology of the Body and Healing
In this podcast, Catholic therapists, Dr Bob Schuchts & Jake Khym discuss how we can glorify God in and through our bodies. Using St John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, they look at ways we can receive healing and peace. Listen here www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving7
HEART OF LIFE – Are You Called to be a Pastoral Supervisor? Heart of Life's 2022/23 Emmaus Supervision Program (part-time in-person or via Zoom) commences Feb 2022. Developed in response to the demand for professional supervisors for those in individual ministry, eg clergy, chaplains, spiritual directors, pastoral carers etc, the program forms competent, experienced professional supervisors. It draws on the encounter of the two disciples with Jesus on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) and is open to those with at least five years' experience in their particular ministry who are drawn to support the ministry journey of others. More information at www.heartoflife.melbourne, call (03) 9890 1101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDITATION ON THE NAME OF JESUS WITH FR. GILBERT CARLO SVD
Held on 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday of the month, 10:00am to 11:00am. This has helped many to ease the distress caused by the Pandemic. If you would like to join this Zoom meditation, please email Fr. Gilbert at email@example.com and he will send ZOOM link the day before as the link changes for every meditation.
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Bryan D’Souza, Ruth Javier, Fr Noel Oliver PE, Jack Davies, Alphonsamma Marshal, Kuriakose Joseph Kottayil, Thressimma Joseph, Philip Pierias, Emelie Dimat, Joseph Devasya, Michela Volo, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.
We pray for Glen Maple, Sylvester Surrao, Gordon Arney, Michael Smith, Rosa Carullo, Mary Crouch, Joe Spiteri, K V Sebastian and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for 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, Adrian McGill and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 24 Oct 2021
|Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza|
Readers – 23/24 Oct 2021
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 23/24 Oct 2021
|6:00pm||D. Fernandez / K. Lan Pham / S. Albuquerque|
|8:30am||KSC Minister / K. English / R. Johnson|
|10:30am||J. Quinless / B. Fernandes / F. Aishweriya|
|5:00pm||S. Simangan / G. Aldcroft / C. Skinner|
Music Ministry – 23/24 Oct 2021
|8:30am||St. Philomena’s Choir|