DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR OCTOBER
World Mission Sunday
Dear Lord, I thank you for the gift of faith with which you have blessed me. Thank you for the profound difference this has made in my life since I have come to know you - for the peace, hope and joy I now experience every day thanks to your love, grace and mercy.
Lord, with the intercession of the Virgin Mary, I pray that every person, family and community, throughout the whole world, can experience the joy of your love and have their lives changed for the better.
I pray for continued strength and perseverance for the missionaries who are sharing the Gospel in often extremely difficult circumstances.
I pray that more community churches can be built, and catechists and missionaries trained, so that more people in need can have the opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus and be healed in their bodies and souls.
I ask you this in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face.
1st Reading (Jer 31:7-9)
A reading from the prophet Jeremiah.
The Lord says this: Shout with joy for Jacob! Hail the chief of nations! Proclaim! Praise! Shout: ‘The Lord has saved his people, the remnant of Israel!’ See, I will bring them back from the land of the North and gather them from the far ends of earth; all of them: the blind and the lame, women with child, women in labour: a great company returning here. They had left in tears, I will comfort them as I lead them back; I will guide them to streams of water, by a smooth path where they will not stumble. For I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born son.
The Word of the Lord.
The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.
2nd Reading (Heb 5:1-6)
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews.
Every high priest has been taken out of mankind and is appointed to act for men in their relations with God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins; and so he can sympathise with those who are ignorant or uncertain because he too lives in the limitations of weakness. That is why he has to make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people. No one takes this honour on himself, but each one is called by God, as Aaron was. Nor did Christ give himself the glory of becoming high priest, but he had it from the one who said to him: You are my son, today I have become your father, and in another text: You are a priest of the order of Melchizedek, and for ever.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Our Saviour Jesus Christ has done away with death, and brought us life through his gospel. Alleluia!
Gospel (Mk 10:46-52)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
As Jesus left Jericho with his disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus (that is, the son of Timaeus), a blind beggar, was sitting at the side of the road. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout and to say, ‘Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me.’ And many of them scolded him and told him to keep quiet, but he only shouted all the louder, ‘Son of David, have pity on me.’ Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him here.’ So they called the blind man. ‘Courage,’ they said ‘get up; he is calling you.’ So throwing off his cloak, he jumped up and went to Jesus. Then Jesus spoke, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ ‘Rabbuni,’ the blind man said to him ‘Master, let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has saved you.’ And immediately his sight returned and he followed him along the road.
The Gospel of the Lord.
We will ring out our joy at your saving help and exult in the name of our God.
Next Week’s Readings
Deut 6:2-6; Heb 7:23-28; Mk 12:28-34
Feasts of the Week
Thur, 28 Oct - Sts. Simon & Jude
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
|7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
|2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
|12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm
UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
The Victorian Government has eased restrictions to accommodate indoors 20 fully vaccinated or 10 unvaccinated. However, our church will continue to remain closed until 5th November when we anticipate a further easing of restrictions thus enabling many more people to attend Mass. Currently, all Parish facilities are unavailable. 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 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, 24 October 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/eRNNiMMyJrE
THANK YOU FROM THE ENGLISH FAMILY
Kathleen, Ryan, Anna and family thank Fr. Vincent and all the parishioners of St. Peters and the surrounding areas for the sympathy, love, support, cards, floral bouquets and many messages they have received via telephone, email, facebook and on the Tribute Wall. They know that they are not alone in their grief and they thank everyone for reaching out to them in their time of sorrow. Most of all, they are humbled by the outpourings of love shown for Dcn. Charles, evident from the many remembrance messages.
Many parishioners have informed us that they would like to visit Dcn. Charles’ place of rest. Below are details for those who wish to visit.
Werribee Cemetery, Lawn 6 – Grave 637.
CHILDREN’S WEEK (23 – 31 OCTOBER)
This week is Children’s Week which is a national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children and offers us an opportunity to reflect on the social conditions that affect the lives and future of our children. To celebrate Children’s Week, the Archdiocese of Melbourne is highlighting the issue of online safety and we are asked to consider how we can support our children and young people to ensure they are safe and able to grow in their faith as they use digital technology. Please refer to https://melbournecatholic.org/news/helping-our-children-to-connect-safely and https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents https://melbournecatholic.org/uploads/documents/Protecting-Gods-Children-Resource.pdf for more information.
BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING
The next Baptism Formation Meeting will be held on Monday, 1st November at 7:00pm on ZOOM, details below:
Meeting ID: 994 6762 1751, Passcode: Baptism
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. There will be a Youth Mass on Zoom on Sunday 31 October at 11 am. 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). Book of Acts Ch. 19. Meeting link
Meeting ID 91984220776 Password: bible
ROSARY EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399
NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF 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.
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.
SYNOD OF BISHOPS
On Sunday, October 17, dioceses around the world will launch local preparations for the Synod of Bishops, which has the theme: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”. The Catholic Church in Australia will invite the People of God to make submissions via an online portal that will open on October 17.Those submissions will help the Bishops develop a national report to support the global process leading to an international gathering in 2023. Find out more at: http://www.catholic.org.au/synodalchurch A letter from Archbishop Comensoli is attached to this bulletin.
LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners (FINAL)
Getting to know your Bible: The Acts of the Apostles—The Church begins
Getting Started: In this video introduction to the Book of Acts, The Bible Project provides an overview of Pentecost and the beginning of the early Church. Watch at
Going Deeper: In this video, Bishop Barron speaks about the spread of the Gospel during the early Church, challenging us to share in the same work as St Paul and the early Apostles in proclaiming the message of Jesus to the world. View at www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper8
Podcasts for Christian living: Parenting teens
In this podcast, well known Catholic speaker Jason Evert discusses how to keep an open and ongoing dialogue with your children around topics related to love, dating and other serious issues as well as tips for internet and phone safety. Listen at www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving8
JOBS VICTORIA ADVOCATE IN WYNDHAM
Wyndham City Council along with the Victorian Government and The Huddle on the Jobs Victoria Advocates program provide a free service in supporting people of all ages and backgrounds who are looking for work by connecting them to the right information, advice and services. Looking for work in Wyndham visit https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/jobsvictoriaadvocates to fill the form on the website and Wyndham Advocates will be in touch for a 1:1 chat. If you have no access to a computer, call Noushin Barghi, Jobs Victoria Advocate on 0477 695 149.
CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Online Knox Public Lecture, Thursday 4th November 7:00pm-8:30pm. Professor Eleanor Bourke Truth Telling & the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission. Bookings and Info 9412 3333: ctc.edu.au/knox-public-lecture, or email@example.com.
Free online Open Day Information Sessions on Getting Started in Theology & Pastoral & Spiritual Practice, 4, 17, 22, 23 November. These sessions will outline how to get started. Book https://ctc.edu.au/news-and-events/open-days/.
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Sr Eileen Jones, Corina Kostopoulos, Daphne Duncan, Martha Nguyen, 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 Leo Linehan, Ranjini Wijegoonewardene, Leo Mellewa, Thi Loan Nguyen 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, Kevin Hynes and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 31 Oct 2021
|Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman
Readers – 30/31 Oct 2021
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 30/31 Oct 2021
|J. Roga / B. Fernandes / S. D’Silva
|C. D’Souza / S. Joseph / M. Nelthropp
|C. Peters / D. Dalton / R. Hibbert
|R. Albuquerque / A. Koek / E. Angeles
Music Ministry – 30/31 Oct 2021
|St. Philomena Choir