DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR MAY
PRAYER FOR PEACE & JUSTICE IN UKRAINE
God of peace and justice, who change the hardened heart and break the power of violence, we entrust the people of Ukraine to you.
Protect them in this time of peril; let them know not death but life; not slavery but freedom.
You are Father of all; we are brothers and sisters.
Give us the strength to live that truth in love, choosing peace not war.
Through Christ our Lord.
Cry out with joy to God, all the earth; O sing to the glory of his name. O render him glorious praise, alleluia.
1st Reading (Acts 5:27-32, 40-41)
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
The high priest demanded an explanation of the Apostles. ‘We gave you a formal warning’ he said ‘not to preach in this name, and what have you done? You have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and seem determined to fix the guilt of this man’s death on us.’ In reply Peter and the apostles said, ‘Obedience to God comes before obedience to men; it was the God of our ancestors who raised up Jesus, but it was you who had him executed by hanging on a tree. By his own right hand God has now raised him up to be leader and saviour, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins through him to Israel. We are witnesses to all this, we and the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.’ They warned the apostles not to speak in the name of Jesus and released them. And so they left the presence of the Sanhedrin glad to have had the honour of suffering humiliation for the sake of the name.
The Word of the Lord.
I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.
2nd Reading (Apoc 5:11-14)
A reading from the book of the Apocalypse.
In my vision, I, John, heard the sound of an immense number of angels gathered round the throne and the animals and the elders; there were ten thousand times ten thousand of them and thousands upon thousands, shouting, ‘The Lamb that was sacrificed is worthy to be given power, riches, wisdom, strength, honour, glory and blessing.’ Then I heard all the living things in creation – everything that lives in the air, and on the ground, and under the ground, and in the sea, crying, ‘To the One who is sitting on the throne and to the Lamb, be all praise, honour, glory and power, for ever and ever.’ And the four animals said, ‘Amen’; and the elders prostrated themselves to worship.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Christ is risen; the Lord of all creation; he has shown pity on all people. Alleluia!
Gospel (Jn 21:1-9)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Jesus showed himself again to the disciples. It was by the Sea of Tiberias, and it happened like this: Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee and two more of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said, ‘I’m going fishing.’ They replied, ‘We’ll come with you.’ They went out and got into the boat but caught nothing that night. It was light by now and there stood Jesus on the shore, though the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus. Jesus called out, ‘Have you caught anything, friends?’ And when they answered, ‘No’, he said, ‘Throw the net out to starboard and you’ll find something.’ So they dropped the net, and there were so many fish that they could not haul it in. The disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord.’ At these words ‘It is the Lord’, Simon Peter, who had practically nothing on, wrapped his cloak round him and jumped into the water. The other disciples came on in the boat, towing the net and the fish; they were only about a hundred yards from land. As soon as they came ashore they saw that there was some bread there, and a charcoal fire with fish cooking on it. Jesus said, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore, full of big fish, one hundred and fifty-three of them; and in spite of there being so many the net was not broken. Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ None of the disciples was bold enough to ask, ‘Who are you?’; they knew quite well it was the Lord. Jesus then stepped forward, took the bread and gave it to them, and the same with the fish. This was the third time that Jesus showed himself to the disciples after rising from the dead. After the meal Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these others do?’ He answered, ‘Yes Lord, you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’ A second time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He replied, ‘Yes, Lord, you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Look after my sheep.’ Then he said to him a third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was upset that he asked him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ and said, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep. ‘I tell you most solemnly, when you were young you put on your own belt and walked where you liked; but when you grow old you will stretch out your hands, and somebody else will put a belt round you and take you where you would rather not go.’ In these words he indicated the kind of death by which Peter would give glory to God. After this he said, ‘Follow me.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
Jesus said to his disciples: Come and eat. And he took bread and gave it to them, alleluia.
Next Week’s Readings
Acts 13:14, 43-52; Rev 7:9, 14-17; Jn 10:27-30
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 2 May - St. Athanasius
Tue, 3 May - Sts. Philip & James
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.
6:00pm in Theatrette – Young Adults SPYA meet 1st and 3rd Sundays. More info contact Raoul on 0411057080.
| Bible study sessions resume in May. For details contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452
Francis Thomas 0401787372
|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 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.
1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month.
|12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm. The next Baptism Prep Meeting will be on Monday 2nd May at 7:00pm in Church.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Monikroy Solomon, Abigail Barrow, Isla Parker-Jones and Kash Parker-Jones 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.
YOUNG ADULTS OF THE WEST!
Get together with other young people from the local area and join us for Mass, dinner and a conversation with Bishop Martin Ashe, Auxiliary Bishop of the Western Region at St Peter Apostle Mission Parish this Sunday 1st May at 5:00pm. An opportunity to meet other young Catholics from across the West and share with Bishop Martin Ashe your hopes, dreams and expectations for the future of the Church.
MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR HEALTH & AGED CARE WORKERS – Sunday 1st May, 11:00am at St Patrick’s Cathedral Melbourne
Archbishop Peter Comensoli will celebrate a special Mass at St Patricks Cathedral at 11:00am on Sunday 1st May to recognise and remember all those who serve our community in the health and aged-care systems. We will mark this event in our own parish at all Masses this weekend by focusing prayerfully on the contributions and needs of Health & Aged Care workers. Father will give a special blessing to all Health & Aged Care Workers at all masses this weekend.
READERS over Passion Sunday and Easter, could you please return copies of readings provided to you, to the sacristy, at the earliest opportunity. Thank you.
PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A box has been placed outside the Sacristy for the return of Project Compassion boxes, or you can return them to Kamal or Bro. Tue. Thank you.
ST. PETER APOSTLE PRIMARY SCHOOL PREP 2023 Information Evening, Tuesday, 3rd May 2022 at 7:00pm. Register your attendance on (03) 97491055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to Covid restrictions, please keep children at home if possible.
MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for four weekends starting 7/8 May.
A reminder to all that next Sunday, 8 May, is MOTHER’S DAY. There will be a blessing for Mothers at all Masses next weekend.
GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY 2022
Next Sunday 8 May, we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday – the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. During this coming week, you may like to make a prayer each day for more vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. Perhaps there is a young person you may know to pray for by name this week. Bro. Tue Pham will speak about his Vocation Journey at all weekend Masses.
ALPHA EXPERIENCE REGISTRATIONS OPEN
After the successful completion of a couple of Online Alpha Experiences, joint parishes of St. James and St. Peters are excited to announce the next Alpha Experience commencing Monday 9th May @ 7:00 pm at St. James Paulist Centre, 336 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing. Alpha is a great experience with a series of interactive weekly (Monday) sessions that create a safe and honest space where people can explore life, faith and meaning. There are limited places available so please register early. For enquiries please call Felix on 0431 008 563 or Anita on 0411 772 320 or email us at email@example.com. To register please fill in the form at https://bit.ly/3mvElli.
SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS DATES
Parishioners, please note the following dates that the children from St. Peter's school will receive their First Holy Communion. Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these Masses. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers as they prepare to receive our Lord for the first time.
Sat 14th May - 6:00pm & Sun 15th May - 10:30am
Sat 21st May - 6:00pm & Sun 22nd May - 10:30am
SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP – 2022
The 2022 session of the Joint Parishes of St Peter’s & St James initiative - School of Discipleship will commence from Sunday 15 May at 6:15pm at St Peter’s Community Centre, Hoppers Crossing. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. The school has been successfully running for the last 6 consecutive years in Hoppers Crossing and members have testified to growing both spiritually and personally. All are welcome to join. Enquiries to Francis Thomas on 0401 787 372 or Royden Dsouza on 0426 071 375. There are limited seats. Please register at https://bit.ly/3EFg96N.
JOSEPH’S CORNER HIGH TEA honouring Sr. Jeanne Dwyer on Sun, 15th May, 2:00pm – 5:00pm at Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College, 133 Maidstone St., Altona, $30 per person. RSVP by 10 May to Mary 0432 517 833 or Tania 0439 165 660. Guest Speaker Marina Brbot. Music, Raffles, Auction, Door Prizes.
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE & CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE Good Shepherd Sunday Appeal - Support the training of priests for tomorrow’s Church. Your (tax deductable) donation will support the living arrangements and education for the Corpus Christi College seminarians. Donate via our website https://ctc.edu.au/community/good-shepherd-sunday-appeal/.
We pray for Cecily Morgan, Jay Lawless, Phillip Peppin, Lorna Miranda, Antonina Manippa, Brian Kelly, Kim Nguyen, Paul Thomas, Jamilee Orfaly, Lourdes Sequeira, Xavier Carrick, Aye Ko, Marion Anderson, Pedro Lopez, Joe Sarteschi, Varisto Camilleri, Sylvia Aldersea, Concetta Cernaz, R. Rajabushanam, Phillip Binney, Kevin Hynes, Fr. Josip Vranješ, Phylis Rosario, Aurea Delos Santos, Rina Smith, Cristina Valdez, Esther Arnold, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.
We pray for Elizabeth Jacobs, Mary Shanks, John Meddings, Anna, Felix & Stan Lozinski, Zacharias Fernandes, Peter Paul Fernando, Edith Shaw, Jamilton Dabu and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Wilfredo Villareal, Helen Kelly, Gordon Newman, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Adrian McGill, Jean Cameron, Baby Sora, Arturo Bacani, Vivienne Gantar, Magda Symons, Bill Thomas, Trevor D’Souza, Malia Kautai, Lindsay Coates, Violet Lawrence, Joseph Mathew, Divya Fernandes, Theresa D’Costa, Robert Martinez, Adrian McGill and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 8 May 22
|Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin
Readers – 7/8 May 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 7/8 May 22
|N. Golaw / S. Fernando / K. Pham
|S. Joseph / D&J Roga
|F. Aishweriya / S. Colla / F. Caruana
|E. Angeles / 2 X Volunteers
Music Ministry – 7/8 May 22
|Shepherds of Christ