DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR NOVEMBER
Prayer 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. Amen.
Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord.
1st Reading (2 Mac 7:1-2, 9-14)
A reading from the second book of Maccabees.
There were seven brothers who were arrested with their mother. The king tried to force them to taste pig’s flesh, which the Law forbids, by torturing them with whips and scourges. One of them, acting as spokesman for the others, said, ‘What are you trying to find out from us? We are prepared to die rather than break the laws of our ancestors.’ With his last breath the second brother exclaimed, ‘Inhuman fiend, you may discharge us from this present life, but the King of the world will raise us up, since it is for his laws that we die, to live again for ever.’ After him, they amused themselves with the third, who on being asked for his tongue promptly thrust it out and boldly held out his hands, with these honourable words, ‘It was heaven that gave me these limbs; for the sake of his laws I disdain them; from him I hope to receive them again.’ The king and his attendants were astounded at the young man’s courage and his utter indifference to suffering. When this one was dead they subjected the fourth to the same savage torture. When he neared his end he cried, ‘Ours is the better choice, to meet death at men’s hands, yet relying on God’s promise that we shall be raised up by him; whereas for you there can be no resurrection, no new life.’
The Word of the Lord.
Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.
2nd Reading (2 Thess 2:16-3:5)
A reading from the second letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians.
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father who has given us his love and, through his grace, such inexhaustible comfort and such sure hope, comfort you and strengthen you in everything good that you do or say. Finally, brothers, pray for us; pray that the Lord’s message may spread quickly, and be received with honour as it was among you; and pray that we may be preserved from the interference of bigoted and evil people, for faith is not given to everyone. But the Lord is faithful, and he will give you strength and guard you from the evil one, and we, in the Lord, have every confidence that you are doing and will go on doing all that we tell you. May the Lord turn your hearts towards the love of God and the fortitude of Christ.
The Word of the Lord .
Alleluia, alleluia. Jesus Christ is the firstborn of the dead; glory and kingship be his for ever and ever. Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 20:27-38)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Some Sadducees – those who say that there is no resurrection – approached Jesus and they put this question to him, ‘Master, we have it from Moses in writing, that if a man’s married brother dies childless, the man must marry the widow to raise up children for his brother. Well then, there were seven brothers. The first, having married a wife, died childless. The second and then the third married the widow. And the same with all seven, they died leaving no children. Finally the woman herself died. Now, at the resurrection, to which of them will she be wife since she had been married to all seven?’ Jesus replied, ‘The children of this world take wives and husbands, but those who are judged worthy of a place in the other world and in the resurrection from the dead do not marry because they can no longer die, for they are the same as the angels, and being children of the resurrection they are sons of God. And Moses himself implies that the dead rise again, in the passage about the bush where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all men are in fact alive.’
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
Mal 3:19-20; 2 Thess 3:7-12; Lk 21:5-19
Feasts of the Week
Wed, 9 Nov - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Thu, 10 Nov - St. Leo the Great
Fri, 11 Nov - St. Martin of Tours
Sat, 12 Nov - St. Josaphat
THE PIETY STORE has a stock of WORD OF GOD 2023 for $20, Columban Calendars for $10 and much more. Come and browse.
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.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Jai Tukuafu, Mila Tukuafu, Anya Camilleri and Maddox Aplacador who are to be baptised this Sunday. 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.PARISH OFFICE EMAILS As the parish office is transitioning to a new computer system, we are having a few issues with our emails, please bear with us if there may be delays. For urgent queries or requests, please call the parish office on 97494300.
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.
7:00pm to 8:15pm – Bible Study on zoom, Monday 31st 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 3rd December 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.
MEMORIAL BOOK FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
The Memorial Book is 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 13 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.
MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED - FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 7:00PM
All parishioners who have lost a loved one are invited to attend this special Memorial Mass for the Deceased. Invitations will be sent to families who have lost a loved one in the past 12 months. You are welcome to bring a photo of the Deceased and place it on the table near the Sanctuary.
PAULINE BOOKS AND MEDIA - RESOURCE DISPLAY 26/27 NOVEMBER The Daughters of St. Paul will hold a sale of religious books/resources after all the weekend Masses on 26/27 November. Come and have a browse and purchase some great gifts for Christmas.
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SPIRITUAL RETREAT THURSDAY 24TH & FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Please join us for a two-day Spiritual Retreat in our church, hosted by Fr. Roni George VC from Divine Retreat Centre, Sydney. As we are approaching the season of Advent, this is a great opportunity to take time out from our busy schedules and nourish our spiritual well-being in preparation for Christmas. All are welcome.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023
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! A life-changing trip to Lisbon, Portugal: Find out more at https://udisciple.melbournecatholic.org/wyd.
MELBOURNE ORDINATION BREAKFAST, Saturday, 19 November 2022, 7:45am for 8:00am start at The Hotel Windsor.
This is an invitation to young men, 18+ who areactively involved in the life of the parish through liturgical or youth ministry or other activities such as the Australian Catholic Youth Festival or World Youth Day. The breakfast will include a brief address from Archbishop Comensoli followed by an overview on priesthood and discernment from the Vocations Team. At 9am all guests will walk across to the Cathedral to witness the Priestly Ordination. Please contact Fr. Vincent if you are interested.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL GIVING TREE
Greetings to all. To enable us to make up hampers to brighten Christmas for needy, struggling families in our area please take a tag from the tree (which will be set up on Saturday 12th November) and return donated items to the baskets under the tree latest by Sunday 11th December. Please also return the tags. A Christmas card with your food gifts lets a family know you are thinking of them in this joyous season. If you know of any families in need of a little help at this time, please contact the parish office. Any enquiries to 0433710310. Thank you for your support. There will be a brief talk and presentation by the SVDP Conference after communion at all masses next weekend.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FLOOD APPEAL
Contributions can be made by calling 131812, through a Vinnies Shop, local IGA or visit https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-vic/vinnies-vic-flood-appeal-2022.
THANKSGIVING ENVELOPE NO. 192
Our parishioner who is allocated Thanksgiving Envelope No: 192, could you please contact Fr Vincent or the Sacristan after mass and give them your Name and contact phone number, or please contact the parish office urgently on 97494300 as you are contributing weekly but we are unable to record this as we do not have your details. Thank you.
We pray for Andrew Burian, Mathukutty & Vince Mathew Tharamangalam, Eduardo Viloria, Lourdes Regamat, Wayne Lord, Maria Camilleri, Dexter Martin, Mercedes Manuel, Jojo Rondilla, Rita Mangion, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Timothy Crough, Maurice Dalton, Shawn Fitzgerald, Edith Platel, Eardley Beck, Robert Wells, Lourdes Moriss, Neville Nettar and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Sean Donaldson, Wilfredo Villareal, Helen Kelly, Gordon Newman, 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, John Parol, Mavis D’Cruz, Mary Cassar, Tae Yoon Jim, Jeffrey Dalton, Maureen Wilson, Lito Alinea, Clint D’Souza, Sandra Farrelly, P P Davies, Eli Simangan, Kevin Suares, Loan Nguyen, Lise Donaldson, Joaquin Romero, Geoffrey Nellis, Annette O’Brien, Ronnie & Ramon Dayao, Candice Sohal and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 13 Nov 22
|Lerna Vasquez/Teresita Grisancich/Luzviminda De La Cruz
Readers – 12/13 Nov 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 12/13 Nov 22
|G. Aldcroft / G. Linning / D. Fernandez / Volunteer
|S. Joseph / G Sharman / P Fitzgerald / P Simonides
|F. Caruana / S. Colla / F. Aishweriya / B. Fernandes
|C. Skinner / E. Angeles / A. Koek / Volunteer
Music Ministry –12/13 Nov 22
|Shepherds of Christ