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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

For All the Faithful Departed

Almighty Father, You made everyone in your own image and likeness, and when that image was defaced by sin, you restored it through Christ:

Hear our prayers, we pray you, for all our brothers and sisters who have gone to their rest in the hope of the resurrection, and show them the glory of your face. Through Christ our Lord.


Entrance Antiphon
Forsake me not, O Lord, my God; be not far from me! Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my strong salvation!

1st Reading (Deut 6:2-6)
A reading from the book of Deuteronomy.
Moses said to the people: ‘If you fear the Lord your God all the days of your life and if you keep all his laws and commandments which I lay on you, you will have a long life, you and your son and your grandson. Listen then, Israel, keep and observe what will make you prosper and give you great increase, as the Lord the God of your fathers has promised you, giving you a land where milk and honey flow. ‘Listen, Israel: the Lord our God is the one Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength. Let these words I urge on you today be written on your heart.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
I love you, Lord, my strength.

2nd Reading (Heb 7:23-28)
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews.
There used to be a great number of priests under the former covenant, because death put an end to each one of them; but this one Christ, because he remains for ever, can never lose his priesthood. It follows, then, that his power to save is utterly certain, since he is living for ever to intercede for all who come to God through him. To suit us, the ideal high priest would have to be holy, innocent and uncontaminated, beyond the influence of sinners, and raised up above the heavens; one who would not need to offer sacrifices every day, as the other high priests do for their own sins and then for those of the people, because he has done this once and for all by offering himself. The Law appoints high priests who are men subject to weakness; but the promise on oath, which came after the Law, appointed the Son who is made perfect for ever.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

Alleluia, alleluia! All who love me will keep my words, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 12:28-34)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
One of the scribes came up to Jesus and put a question to him, ‘Which is the first of all the commandments?’ Jesus replied, ‘Thi s is the first: Listen, Israel, the Lord our God is the one Lord, and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: You must love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.’ The scribe said to him, ‘Well spoken, Master; what you have said is true: that he is one and there is no other. To love with all your heart, with all your understanding and strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself, this is far more important than any holocaust or sacrifice.’ Jesus, seeing how wisely he had spoken, said, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’ And after that no one dared to question him any more.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
You will show me the path of life, the fullness of joy in your presence, O Lord.

Next Week’s Readings
1 Kg 17:10-16;   Heb 9:24-28;   Mk 12:38-44

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 1 Nov - All Saints
Tue, 2 Nov - All Souls
Thu, 4 Nov - St. Charles Borromeo          




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

Mondays No Bible study on Monday 1 November

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

Passcode: Rosary

1st Fridays

7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration

There will be no First Friday evening service in November

Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNKNo Healing Mass in November
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm


We resume regular church services from Monday 1 November, with a density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm. Masses will be celebrated as follows:

Fully Vaccinated - No cap
Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am
Weekend - Sat 6:00pm, Sun 8:30am & 10:30am
There will be NO evening 7:00pm First Friday mass in the month of November

Masses for those with Unknown Vaccination Status - Cap of 30 people per Mass
Wednesday 7.00pm and Sunday 5.00 pm
(This will be on a first come first serve basis). Please note that the Wednesday Novena to Perpetual Succour will NOT be held in church until further notice).

All Souls Day, Tuesday 2 November
One Mass celebrated at 8:30am for the Fully Vaccinated. We have been advised that the Archbishop is happy, at our local level, to grant that the Plenary Indulgence for the Obligation be transferred to the following weekend 6/7 November (weekend masses).

Kindly note the following

  • Bookings for weekday and weekend Masses are not required.
  • Registration via QR Code (volunteers will be available to assist).
  • Proof of vaccination for all attending (16 years and over) must be shown to the Check-In Marshalls. Parishioners need to update “Services Victoria App” if they are fully vaccinated or have a vaccination exemption.
  • If you do not have a smart phone, please obtain a hard copy vaccination compliance certificate which is to be shown to the Check-In Marshalls each time you attend mass as it will be recorded manually.
  • Face masks to be worn indoors at all times.
  • Please sanitise prior to entering church.
  • Church will open 30 minutes before Mass. Doors will be shut 5 minutes before Mass starts.

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


ST PETER’S YOUNG ADULTS SPYA (ages 18-29) – ZOOM Every Sunday at 6:15pm. Games, prayer and some awesome chats. For details message SPYA on Facebook at There will be a Youth Mass on Zoom on Sunday 31 October at 11 am for the youth of our parish. ZOOM Meeting ID: 844 0495 7442, Passcode: ILOVESPYA

There will no Bible Study this Monday 1 November.

Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399
Passcode: rosary.

NOVENA TO PERPETUAL SUCCOUR followed by rosary every Wednesday at 7:00pm. Zoom meeting link:
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684 Passcode: Rosary.

Every Saturday 2:30pm to 4:00pm –Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288 Passcode: KNK.

If you are attending a weekday or weekend mass and would like to volunteer with checking in or as an Usher, could you please contact the parish office on 9749 4300. You will need to be at the church 40 minutes before mass begins. There will be an information meeting at 6:30pm on Thursday 4 November in the Parish Hall. Thank you.

SUNDAY SCHOOL for Children attending Non-Catholic schools will resume from Sunday 7th November at 9.15 am (normal time)

November is a special time to pray for the dead. All Souls Day (November 2) is a day for the commemoration of all the faithful departed. To enable families to add the names of the deceased in the Memorial book in a Covid safe manner, we are requesting that you email the names to the parish office at or We will add the names in the Memorial book and Fr Vincent will pray for their souls 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.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER as it is a public holiday.

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:, or

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

The Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre (MMHC) is reopening for parishioners on Mon 8th Nov from 9 am – 5 pm. Come visit the Museum that tells Mary and the SOSJ’s story, do a walking tour of the Mary MacKillop Heritage trail and Mary’s place of birth. Special times have been set aside for Parish groups to have a ‘Çuppa with Mary’ which includes a presentation, tour and prayer reflection in the Chapel where Mary prayed, at a cost of $20 per person. Contact Kate on 9926 9300 for a group booking.

We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Sr Eileen Jones, Catherine Briffa, 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, Josefino Dabu,   Florence Palmer, Jason McLoughlin, Giuseppe & Grazia Manganelli and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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, Jeffrey Dalton and all who are ill in our Parish.


Counters – 7 Nov 2021

Kevin McLoughlin / Derrick Netto / Toni ALexander

Readers – 6/7 Nov 2021

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Sunil Vaz
10:30am Barbara Keane
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 6/7 Nov 2021

  6:00pm H. Durski / J. Tramontana / S. Martis
  8:30am K. Fernandes / N&N Gooneratne
10:30am V. Firman / F. Aishweriya / E. Mills
  5:00pm G. Aldcroft / E. Angeles / G. Siccita

Music Ministry – 6/7 Nov 2021

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am St. Philomena Choir
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm FilOz