DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR NOVEMBER
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.
Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord.
1st Reading (1 Kgs 17:10-16)
A reading from the first book of Kings.
Elijah the Prophet went off to Sidon. And when he reached the city gate, there was a widow gathering sticks; addressing her he said, ‘Please bring me a little water in a vessel for me to drink.’ She was setting off to bring it when he called after her. ‘Please’ he said ‘bring me a scrap of bread in your hand.’ ‘As the Lord your God lives,’ she replied ‘I have no baked bread, but only a handful of meal in a jar and a little oil in a jug; I am just gathering a stick or two to go and prepare this for myself and my son to eat, and then we shall die.’ But Elijah said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, go and do as you have said; but first make a little scone of it for me and bring it to me, and then make some for yourself and for your son. For thus the Lord speaks, the God of Israel: “Jar of meal shall not be spent, jug of oil shall not be emptied, before the day when the Lord sends rain on the face of the earth.”’ The woman went and did as Elijah told her and they ate the food, she, himself and her son. The jar of meal was not spent nor the jug of oil emptied, just as the Lord had foretold through Elijah.
The Word of the Lord.
Praise the Lord, my soul!
2nd Reading (Heb 9:24-28)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.
It is not as though Christ had entered a man-made sanctuary which was only modelled on the real one; but it was heaven itself, so that he could appear in the actual presence of God on our behalf. And he does not have to offer himself again and again, like the high priest going into the sanctuary year after year with the blood that is not his own, or else he would have had to suffer over and over again since the world began. Instead of that, he has made his appearance once and for all, now at the end of the last age, to do away with sin by sacrificing himself. Since men only die once, and after that comes judgement, so Christ, too, offers himself only once to take the faults of many on himself, and when he appears a second time, it will not be to deal with sin but to reward with salvation those who are waiting for him.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Happy the poor in spirit, the kingdom of heaven is theirs! Alleluia.
Gospel (Mk 12:38-44)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
In his teaching Jesus said, ‘Beware of the scribes who like to walk about in long robes, to be greeted obsequiously in the market squares, to take the front seats in the synagogues and the places of honour at banquets; these are the men who swallow the property of widows, while making a show of lengthy prayers. The more severe will be the sentence they receive.’ He sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the treasury, and many of the rich put in a great deal. A poor widow came and put in two small coins, the equivalent of a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, ‘I tell you solemnly, this poor widow has put more in than all who have contributed to the treasury; for they have all put in money they had over, but she from the little she had has put in everything she possessed, all she had to live on.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose, near restful waters he leads me.
Next Week’s Readings
Dan 12:1-3; Heb 10:11-14,18; Mk 13:24-32
Feasts of the Week
Tue, 9 Nov - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Wed, 10 Nov - St. Leo the Great
Thu, 11 Nov - St. Martin of Tours
Fri, 12 Nov - St. Josaphat
WE WELCOME YOU BACK TO OUR CHURCH
We are so grateful over this past week, to have been welcoming our parishioners back into our church and we look forward to seeing many more of you over this weekend and in the coming weeks. It has been so good to see your smiling eyes above your masks, knowing how happy you are to be back celebrating Mass, receiving the Sacraments and meeting up with members of our parish family. We know that we are required by the Government and the Archdiocese to observe several rules, but they are in place to keep everyone safe. We will continue to pray that there will be no more lockdowns and we thank God for bringing us back to praise and worship him.
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.
6:15pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults
|Mondays||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
|Tuesdays||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
|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: 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
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church Rayansh Basani and Michael Mponda 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 these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WEEKDAY & WEEKEND MASSES
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.
UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
Regular church services have resumed with a density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm. Masses are celebrated as follows:
Weekdays - Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am
Weekend - Saturday 6:00pm, Sunday 8:30am & 10:30am
Masses for those with Unknown Vaccination Status - Cap of 30 people per Mass
Wednesday 7.00pm and Sunday 5.00pm
(This will be on a first come first serve basis).
Please note that the Wednesday Perpetual Succour Novena will NOT be held in church until further notice.
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.
MEMORIAL BOOK FOR NOVEMBER
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 request you to email the names to the parish office at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add the names in the Memorial book and Fr. Vincent will pray for their souls during the month of November.
We are truly saddened to say "goodbye" to our long term parishioners Greg & Heather Grima. We recognise and acknowledge your dedication and enthusiasm in serving the local community through the Knights of the Southern Cross, the Carpenters' Shop, Altar Society and the Ladies Auxiliary. Thank you for being incredibly valuable and motivated members of St. Peter's Parish community. Wishing you abundant blessings in the days ahead.
SUNDAY SCHOOL for Children attending Non-Catholic schools will resume from Sunday 7th November at 9.15 am (normal time)
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 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 details 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 https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91984220776?pwd=bE00Ri9yT0hMSWkzM3h2V0gxQmVMUT09
Meeting ID 91984220776 Password: bible
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.
ARCBISHOP PETER COMENSOLI continues to work with other faith leaders on proposals that will allow for the vaccinated and unvaccinated to worship in person safely. ‘After many long months of isolation, continued forms of segregation within the community are deeply damaging. We cannot let this become the only way for COVID-accommodation,’ the Archbishop recently told The Age, saying the government needs to be clear on when a unified gathering might happen. Continue reading: Continued segregation deeply damaging: Archbishop Comensoli
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, John McCracken, Eric Menjivar, Alex & Gerty Fernandes, Sr Eileen Jones, Catherine Briffa, Corina Kostopoulos, Daphne Duncan, Martha Nguyen, Bryan D’Souza, Ruth Javier, Fr Noel Oliver PE, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.
We pray for Timothy Crough, Maurice Dalton, Shawn Fitzgerald, Lourdes Morris, John Abraham, Nevil Nettar 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, Jeffrey Dalton, Henan Menjivar Jr. and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 14 Nov 2021
|Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza/ Grace Sharman|
Readers – 13/14 Nov 2021
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 13/14 Nov 2021
|6:00pm||S. DiBenedetto / S. Fernando / Volunteer|
|8:30am||C. D’Souza / G. Sharman / M. Nelthropp|
|10:30am||F. Caruana / S. Colla / B. Fernandes|
Music Ministry – 13/14 Nov 2021
|8:30am||St. Philomena Choir|