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29th 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
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 (Ex 17:8-13)
A reading from the book of Exodus.
The Amalekites came and attacked Israel at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, ‘Pick out men for yourself, and tomorrow morning march out to engage Amalek. I, meanwhile, will stand on the hilltop, the staff of God in my hand.’ Joshua did as Moses told him and marched out to engage Amalek, while Moses and Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill. As long as Moses kept his arms raised, Israel had the advantage; when he let his arms fall, the advantage went to Amalek. But Moses’ arms grew heavy, so they took a stone and put it under him and on this he sat, Aaron and Hur supporting his arms, one on one side, one on the other; and his arms remained firm till sunset. With the edge of the sword Joshua cut down Amalek and his people. The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

2nd Reading (2 Tim 3:14-4:2)
A reading from the second letter of St Paul to Timothy. You must keep to what you have been taught and know to be true; remember who your teachers were, and how, ever since you were a child, you have known the holy scriptures – from these you can learn the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and can profitably be used for teaching, for refuting error, for guiding people’s lives and teaching them to be holy. This is how the man who is dedicated to God becomes fully equipped and ready for any good work. Before God and before Christ Jesus who is to be judge of the living and the dead, I put this duty to you, in the name of his Appearing and of his kingdom: proclaim the message and, welcome or unwelcome, insist on it. Refute falsehood, correct error, call to obedience – but do all with patience and with the intention of teaching.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia. The word of God is living and active; it probes the thoughts and motives of our heart. Alleluia!

Gospel (Lk 18:1-8)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Jesus told his disciples a parable about the need to pray continually and never lose heart. ‘There was a judge in a certain town’ he said ‘who had neither fear of God nor respect for man. In the same town there was a widow who kept on coming to him and saying, “I want justice from you against my enemy!” For a long time he refused, but at last he said to himself, “Maybe I have neither fear of God nor respect for man, but since she keeps pestering me I must give this widow her just rights, or she will persist in coming and worry me to death.”’ And the Lord said, ‘You notice what the unjust judge has to say? Now will not God see justice done to his chosen who cry to him day and night even when he delays to help them? I promise you, he will see justice done to them, and done speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
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
Sirach 35:12-14,16-19;   2 Tim 4:6-8,16-18; Lk 18:9-14

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 17 Oct - St. Ignatius of Antioch
Tue, 18 Oct - St. Luke          



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 17th 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 1
st & 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.

Due to the end of the Victorian Pandemic Declaration at midnight this Wednesday, and as per advice from the Archdiocese, Holy Water is now returned to the Holy Water fonts near the church entry doors.

THE PIETY STORE has a stock of WORD OF GOD 2023 for $20, Columban Calendars for $10 and much more. Come and browse.

Our Sunday School children will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 23rd October at the 10:30am Mass. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers.

Are you enrolled in a Bachelor of Education OR do you have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care? Please contact the parish office on 9749 4300.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED We welcome into our Church community Zendaya Pendlebury, Ruairi McCormick, Armani Lua, Taufa-Abigail Lua and Natalie Palmer, 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 they will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

SINCERE & GRATEFUL THANKS to all our Volunteers who contributed towards the smooth and successful Golden Jubilee Mass held on Sunday, 9th October 2022. I thank you for your willingness to give freely of your time to our community, which made the Liturgical Ceremony and the Fellowship after Mass truly special and memorable. Our deepest thanks for the unwavering support from our Multicultural Community for generously sharing your delicious food and all the assistance and solidarity provided over the years. May God Bless you all.
Fr. Vincent John CMI.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS & FELLOWSHIP held on 9th October 2022 can be viewed at the following links.  
CELEBRATION DINNER, Saturday, 22nd October 7:30pm to 11:00pm at St. James Hall, 336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing. Tickets SOLD OUT.

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! Upcoming World Youth Day Information Sessions in October. A life-changing trip to Lisbon, Portugal: Find out more at

You are invited to attend a public conversation hosted by Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, featuring internationally renowned speaker and author Mary Eberstadt discussing the topic: The future of humanity passes by way of the family. The conversation will be held on Tuesday 25 October, 12.30-2pm at the Catholic Leadership Centre in East Melbourne. Tickets are free; however, bookings are essential with a light lunch provided. Tickets can be booked via: or 9926 5612.

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.

WORLD MISSION DAY APPEAL, Sunday 23rd October. There will be a third collection at all the Masses next weekend. This year’s appeal will support the people of Ethiopia who struggle to provide for their families as they are lacking skills and opportunities to secure work. If you would like to do an online transfer, details are BSB 062 784, Account No. 100008854, Account Name: Catholic Mission Donation Account or over the counter BSB 062 000, Account No. 13634076, Account name as above.

This experience gives married couples the tools to keep your passion alive in a gentle, nurturing environment, away from pressures and distractions of daily living. The weekend is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome. Check website for more details. 22- 23 October 2022 at St John Bosco, Niddrie. Information/Bookings Phone 0409 183 676 or

We pray for Rita Mangion, Doreen Pires, Abraham Barretto, Fr. Elias Vella OFM, Sylvia Bignoux, Anna, 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 Paul, Sebastian Azzopardi, Bill Thomas, Jack Beaton, Seetha Pitigala, Enid D’Lima, Georgette Best, Rev. Fr. Fayez Saba,  Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Gastin, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

We pray for Juan Tanato, Delsi Pereira, Poshan & Augustine Misquitta, Martin Lopez, Albert Pereira, Gnanavalan Carvalho, Matta Nguyen, Catherine Briffa 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, 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, Fr Dom DeGeorgio, Jojo Rondilla, Joaquin Romero and all who are ill in our Parish.


Counters – 23 Oct 22

Kitty Stuttard/Eileen Lewis/Bonny D’Souza/Rosemary Hibbert

Readers – 22/23 Oct 22

  6:00pm Jeffrey Poppen
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Meresiana Peters
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 22/23 Oct 22

  6:00pm S. Martis / G. Surrao / B. Steinhauer / Volunteer
  8:30am KSC Minister / K English / R Johnson / G Sharman
10:30am C Peters / B Fernandes / F Aishweriya / G Schembri
  5:00pm S. Simangan / A. Koek / E. Angeles / V. D’Souza

Music Ministry –22/23 Oct 22

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