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 (Ecc 35:12-14,16-19)
A reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus.
The Lord is a judge who is no respecter of personages. He shows no respect of personages to the detriment of a poor man, he listens to the plea of the injured party. He does not ignore the orphan’s supplication, nor the widow’s as she pours out her story. The man who with his whole heart serves God will be accepted, his petitions will carry to the clouds. The humble man’s prayer pierces the clouds, until it arrives he is inconsolable, nor will he desist until the Most High takes notice of him, acquits the virtuous and delivers judgment. And the Lord will not be slow, nor will he be dilatory on their behalf. The Word of the Lord.
The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
2nd Reading (2 Tim 4:6-8,16-18)
A reading from the second letter of St Paul to Timothy.
My life is already being poured away as a libation, and the time has come for me to be gone. I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith; all there is to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that Day; and not only to me but to all those who have longed for his Appearing. The first time I had to present my defence, there was not a single witness to support me. Every one of them deserted me – may they not be held accountable for it. But the Lord stood by me and gave me power, so that through me the whole message might be proclaimed for all the pagans to hear; and so I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from all evil attempts on me, and bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen. The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia. God was in Christ, to reconcile the world to himself; and the Good News of reconciliation he has entrusted to us. Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 18:9-14)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else: ‘Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer to himself, “I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, adulterous like the rest of mankind, and particularly that I am not like this tax collector here. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes on all I get.” The tax collector stood some distance away, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven; but he beat his breast and said, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” This man, I tell you, went home again at rights with God; the other did not. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the man who humbles himself will be exalted.’
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
Wis 11:22-12:2; 2 Thess 1:11-2:2; Lk 19:1-10
Feasts of the Week
Fri, 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 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 24th 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.
|1ST FRIDAY |
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.
RETURN OF HOLY WATER TO HOLY WATER FONTS
Due to the end of the Victorian Pandemic Declaration at midnight last 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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFIRMATIONS
Congratulations to all the children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this Sunday. May you all be filled with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit through your faith journey.
HERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AT ST PETER'S OSHC
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.
ALL SAINTS DAY, TUESDAY, 1ST NOVEMBER
Mass at 8:30am (Melbourne Cup holiday).
ALL SOULS DAY, WEDNESDAY, 2ND NOVEMBER
Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm. The 7:00pm Mass will be followed by the Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour as normal. As November is a special time to pray for the dead, a Plenary Indulgence may be granted for the dead, by visiting a Church on All Souls’ Day, 2nd Nov, and praying the Lord’s Prayer and the Creed. Three conditions are required for gaining the Indulgence – Confession, Holy Communion and praying for the Pope’s intentions.
MEMORIAL BOOK FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
The Memorial Book will be kept near the Sanctuary during November. All are invited to write the names of their departed loved ones in the book. The book will be taken to the Altar during the Offertory to remember and pray for their souls at all the Masses during the month of November.
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR AVAILABILITY FORMS have been emailed to Readers and Communion Ministers. Can we please request that forms be returned to the parish office, latest by Sunday 14 November so we are able to prepare the roster for the next quarter. Hard copies of the forms are available in the church hall. Thank you.
WORLD MISSION DAY APPEAL, Sunday 23rd October. There will be a third collection at all the Masses this 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.
CHILDREN’S WEEK – 22-30 October 2022 is a national celebration recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children, and is an opportunity to reflect on how social factors affect the lives and future of our children. This year’s theme is ‘All children have a right to a standard of living that supports their healthy development and well-being’ drawn from Article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Some interesting resources can be found at https://www.napcan.org.au/childrensweek/#:~:text=22%20%2D%2030%20October%202022,highlights%20a%20particular%20Children's%20Right. The Governor General’s Message can be viewed at https://www.napcan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/221022-GG-message-Childrens-Week-2022-FINAL.pdf.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023 INFORMATION SESSIONS
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 https://udisciple.melbournecatholic.org/wyd
PUBLIC CONVERSATION HOSTED BY ARCHBISHOP COMENSOLI
You are invited to attend a public conversation hosted by Archbishop Peter 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: www.trybooking.com/CDKKN or 9926 5612.
125TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONSECRATION – ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Archbishop Peter Comensoli warmly invites you to join in the celebration of the St. Patrick’s Anniversary Mass (125 years) on Thursday 27 October 2022 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, at 1:00pm. Mass will be followed by light refreshments and the launch of the Catholic Precinct Walking Tour App, an initiative of the Mary Glowrey Museum. For more info on anniversary concerts and celebrations from Fri 28 to Sun 30 October visit www.facebook.com/StPatricksMusicMelbourne.
TRIUMPH 2022 – 29/30 OCTOBER 2022
St. Kevin’s Catholic Parish, Hampton Park invites youth aged 14+ to Triumph 2022 on 29 and 30 October 2022 to learn more and deepen their spirituality as young Australian Catholics. It will be a weekend filled with inspirational talks, activities, sacraments, prayer, and most of all an intimate encounter with Our Lord and Our Lady, pillars of our Catholic faith. Entry $20
We pray for Jojo Rondilla, Rita Mangion, Albert Lopez, S. Amala Nathan, 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, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Glen Maple, Sylvester Surrao, Sam Bonnici, Josephine Deguara, Angela Doss, Melin Gomez, Ruby Fernando, Juanita Vincent, Mauro Garay, Zenaida Santos, Ranjini Goonewardene, Leo Linehan 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, Joaquin Romero and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 30 Oct 22
|Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman|
Readers – 29/30 Oct 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 29/30 Oct 22
|6:00pm||P Albuquerque / S Joseph / J Tramontana / K Pham|
|8:30am||D&J Roga / P. Simonides / G. Sharman|
|10:30am||R. Hibbert / D. Dalton / G. Siccita / Volunteer|
|5:00pm||A. Koek / E. Angeles / R. Albuquerque / S D’Souza|
Music Ministry –29/30 Oct 22