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.
The Lord said: I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place.
1st Reading (Mal 3:19-20)
A reading from the prophet Malachi.
The day is coming now, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and the evil-doers will be like stubble. The day that is coming is going to burn them up, says the Lord of Hosts, leaving them neither root nor stalk. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness will shine out with healing in its rays.
The Word of the Lord.
The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.
2nd Reading (2 Thess 3:7-12)
A reading from the second letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians.
You know how you are supposed to imitate us: now we were not idle when we were with you, nor did we ever have our meals at anyone’s table without paying for them; no, we worked night and day, slaving and straining, so as not to be a burden on any of you. This was not because we had no right to be, but in order to make ourselves an example for you to follow. We gave you a rule when we were with you: not to let anyone have any food if he refuses to do any work. Now we hear that there are some of you who are living in idleness, doing no work themselves but interfering with everyone else’s. In the Lord Jesus Christ, we order and call on people of this kind to go on quietly working and earning the food that they eat.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia. Lift up your heads and see; your redemption is near at hand. Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 20:27-38)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
When some were talking about the Temple, remarking how it was adorned with fine stonework and votive offerings, Jesus said, ‘All these things you are staring at now – the time will come when not a single stone will be left on another: everything will be destroyed.’ And they put to him this question: ‘Master,’ they said ‘when will this happen, then, and what sign will there be that this is about to take place?’ ‘Take care not to be deceived,’ he said ‘because many will come using my name and saying, “I am he” and, “The time is near at hand.” Refuse to join them. And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened, for this is something that must happen but the end is not so soon.’ Then he said to them, ‘Nation will fight against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes and plagues and famines here and there; there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. ‘But before all this happens, men will seize you and persecute you; they will hand you over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and bring you before kings and governors because of my name – and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Keep this carefully in mind: you are not to prepare your defence, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your endurance will win you your lives.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
To be near God is my happiness, to place my hope in God the Lord.
Next Week’s Readings
2 Sam 5:1-3; Col 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43
Feasts of the Week
Thu, 17 Nov - St. Elizabeth of Hungary
|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 14th November. 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 5th December 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.
PARISH OFFICE EMAILS/THANKSGIVING UPDATES
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 are delays. For urgent queries or requests, please call the parish office on 97494300. Parishioners please note if you contribute to the Thanksgiving by direct debit or credit card, you will receive an automated email notification from the parish office each time your account is debited.
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.
ORDINATIONS On Saturday 19 Nov 2022
3 Deacons will be ordained to the priesthood at St Patrick’s Cathedral – Rev Do Hoang Vinh, Rev Le Hoang An and Rev Nguyen Xuan Huy, and 3 Seminarians will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate, Mr Thomas Christie, Mr Tien Tran and Mr Peter Ngoc Nguyen. Please pray for them as they embark on their ministry in the service of the Archdiocese.
SUNDAY SCHOOL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME
Please note that the Sunday School R.E.and Sacramental programme is, from this weekend, in recess till 2023. Enrolments for next year will be taken from 29 January 2023. Watch the Church newsletter mid January for reminders.
We pray for Chinnamma Cheripuram, Albert Lopez, Suzi Saptari, Moira Leeson, Constantine Vassallo, William D’Sa, Bevis Peacock, Mary Stivala, 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 Joseph Dupont, Emilio Marquez, Florence Palmer, Cielito Angeles, Patrick Clarke, Franco Stroscio, Lourdes Moriss, Bonifacio Mendoza, Michael Lewis, Claude Barber 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, Leslie Lawrence, Cecilia Lazum Htu Bu, Rohan Abeysundera, and all who are ill in our Parish.
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.
MOVIE NIGHT – SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 7.15 PM
Come join the St Peter’s Young Adults on Saturday 19 November at 7:15pm (after 6pm mass) to get in to the Christmas spirit early by watching the classic, “Home Alone”. There will be a gold coin donation and there will be food and drinks for sale. St Peter’s Young Adults will be hosting this night. Please support them to raise funds for their pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2023 in Portugal.
YOUTH SUNDAY – 20 NOVEMBER 2022
There will be a Youth Mass next weekend. St Peter’s Young Adults would like to invite all our youth and young families to join at the 5:00pm mass on Sunday 20 November to celebrate Youth Sunday. There will be an evening tea for you all and we would love to have a chat with you! See you there!
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 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 this joyous season. If you know of any families in need of a little help at this time, please contact the parish office. 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 this 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.
FR. VINCENT AWAY
Parishioners, please note that Fr. Vincent will be away from 16-18 Nov, 21-24 Nov and 28-30 Nov. During this time, Masses will be held as normal except for Wednesday 23 November there is NO MORNING MASS and at 7:00pm, there will be a Liturgy of the Word/Communion Service conducted by Dcn. Royden D’Souza, followed by Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Succour.
Counters – 20 Nov 22
|Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sherman|
Readers – 19/20 Nov 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 19/20 Nov 22
|6:00pm||S. Fernando / S. Martis / H. Durski / K. Lan Pham|
|8:30am||J. Roga / A. Koek / K. Fernandes / M. Nelthropp|
|10:30am||D. Dalton / S. Delos Reyes / L. Ortega / R. Hibbert|
Music Ministry –19/20 Nov 22