5th Sunday of Lent 2022


DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR APRIL
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. Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
Give me justice, O God, and plead my cause against a nation that is faithless. From the deceitful and cunning rescue me, for you, O God, are my strength.

1st Reading (Is 43:16-21)
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
Thus says the Lord, who made a way through the sea, a path in the great waters; who put chariots and horse in the field and a powerful army which lay there never to rise again, snuffed out, put out like a wick: No need to recall the past, no need to think about what was done before. See, I am doing a new deed, even now it comes to light; can you not see it? Yes, I am making a road in the wilderness, paths in the wilds. The wild beasts will honour me, jackals and ostriches, because I am putting water in the wilderness (rivers in the wild) to give my chosen people drink. The people I have formed for myself will sing my praises.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.

2nd Reading (Phil 3:8-14)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Philippians.
I believe nothing can happen that will outweigh the supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For him I have accepted the loss of everything, and I look on everything as so much rubbish if only I can have Christ and be given a place in him. I am no longer trying for perfection by my own efforts, the perfection that comes from the Law, but I want only the perfection that comes through faith in Christ, and is from God and based on faith. All I want is to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and to share his sufferings by reproducing the pattern of his death. That is the way I can hope to take my place in the resurrection of the dead. Not that I have become perfect yet: I have not yet won, but I am still running, trying to capture the prize for which Christ Jesus captured me. I can assure you my brothers, I am far from thinking that I have already won. All I can say is that I forget the past and I strain ahead for what is still to come; I am racing for the finish, for the prize to which God calls us upwards to receive in Christ Jesus.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!
With all your heart turn to me, for I am tender and compassionate.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!

Gospel (Jn 8:1-11)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At daybreak he appeared in the Temple again; and as all the people came to him, he sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman along who had been caught committing adultery; and making her stand there in full view of everybody, they said to Jesus, ‘Master, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery, and Moses has ordered us in the Law to condemn women like this to death by stoning. What have you to say?’ They asked him this as a test, looking for something to use against him. But Jesus bent down and started writing on the ground with his finger. As they persisted with their question, he looked up and said, ‘If there is one of you who has not sinned, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.’ Then he bent down and wrote on the ground again. When they heard this they went away one by one, beginning with the eldest, until Jesus was left alone with the woman, who remained standing there. He looked up and said, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ ‘No one, sir’ she replied. ‘Neither do I condemn you,’ said Jesus ‘go away, and do not sin any more.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Has no one condemned you, woman? No one, Lord. Neither shall I condemn you. From now on, sin no more.

Next Week’s Readings
Is 50:4-7;   Phil 2:6-11;   Lk 22:14 - 23:56


PARISH NEWS

WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

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 in Theatrette – Young Adults SPYA meet 1st and 3rd Sundays. More info contact Raoul on 0411057080.

Mondays

Bible study sessions resume after Easter. For details contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452/Francis Thomas 0401787372

7:00pm to 8:30pm Alpha on Zoom. Contact Anita on 0411772320 for details.

Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399  Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.

7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays

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.

Baptisms 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 4 April at 7:00pm in the Community Centre.

 

Winter Clock
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ends this Sunday, 3rd April. Please remember to turn your clocks BACK 1 hour the night before so you are on time for Mass!!

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Riley Sutherland, Quinn Dionisio, Isabelle Turner and Oliver Turner 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.

 ST. PETER'S SCHOOL FIRST RECONCILIATIONS
We congratulate the Year 3 Students from our school who will be making their First Reconciliations this Monday 4th April and Tuesday 5th April. Kindly keep these children in your prayers.

ALPHA CELEBRATION PARTY, MONDAY 4TH APRIL 2022 AT 7:00PM
The joint parishes of St Peters & St James Alpha program ends Mon 4 April. If you are interested in joining the next Alpha Experience in May, we invite you to our final Alpha Celebration Party session at St James Paulist Centre, 336 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing on Monday 4th April at 7:00pm. Limited places available. Register filling in the form at https://bit.ly/3mvElli. Enquiries to Anita on 0411772320, email hopperscrossingalpha@gmail.com.

ST. PETER'S RITE I RECONCILIATION FOR LENT THURSDAY 7th APRIL, 7:00PM
Please join us for our Rite I Reconciliation for Lent on Thursday 7th April at 7:00pm in our Church. There will be multiple Priests available to hear confession. This is a great way to prepare ourselves for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery. All welcome.

PALM SUNDAY 10TH APRIL
Palms will be available and blessed at all Masses next weekend 9th/10th April. Procession of the Palms will take place at the 10:30am Mass.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday during Lent at 7:00pm followed by Mass. Stations of the Cross on Friday 8th April will be led by Knights of the Southern Cross (KSC).

MASS OF THE HOLY OILS & CHRISM will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, 12th April at 7:30pm.

GOOD FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHT
In order to continue our commemoration of the Good Friday services, the Young Adults will be hosting a movie night. The movie will commence at 7:00pm and there will be no BBQ or snacks. More information soon. Save the date and we hope to see you there!

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME is now on School Holidays. We resume classes on Sunday 1st May, 9:15am to 10:25am. If you have a Child/ren you would like to receive the Sacraments of either 1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion, or Confirmation, who currently attend a Non-Catholic School, you need to enrol A.S.A.P. You can ring Bernice on 9749-2812 or come on Sunday 1st May. Proof of Baptism is to be presented. We also have general religious classes for Grades Prep, 1 and 2.

ST. PETER APOSTLE PRIMARY SCHOOL PREP 2023 Information Evening, Tuesday, 3rd May 2022 at 7:00pm. Register your attendance on (03) 97491055 or email office@stpeterahc.catholic.edu.au. Due to Covid restrictions, please keep children at home if possible.

THANK YOU
Dear parishioners, a huge thank you for all the prayers, messages, kind wishes and phone calls while Monique was unwell and in hospital. She is out of hospital and getting better now. It was greatly appreciated and was very thoughtful of you all.
Pauline & Monique Simonides

LENTEN/EASTER TIMETABLE 

RECONCILIATION RITE I
Thursday, 7 April, 7:00pm in Church
PALM SUNDAY, 9/10 APRIL
Normal Weekend Masses
HOLY THURSDAY, 14 APRIL
7:30pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper including Washing of the Feet and Vigil until 11:00pm (NO MORNING MASS)
GOOD FRIDAY, 15 APRIL
10:00am – Stations of the Cross
3:00pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion followed by Divine Mercy Novena
HOLY SATURDAY, 16 APRIL
8:30am to 9:30am Confessions (NO MORNING MASS)
7:30pm – Easter Vigil Mass
EASTER SUNDAY, 17 APRIL
8:30am & 10:30am Masses
1:15pm Spanish Mass, 3:00pm Myanmar Mass
(N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY)
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA TIMETABLE
Good Friday, 15 April – After 3:00pm Service
Holy Saturday, 16 April – 7:10pm (before Easter Vigil Mass)
Sunday 17 April – 8:10am (before 8:30am Mass)
Monday 18 April  – After 8:30am Communion Service
Tuesday 19 April  – After 8:30am Mass
Wednesday 20 April  – After 8:30am Communion Service
Thursday 21 April/Friday 22 April   – After 8:30am Mass
Saturday 23 April  – After 9:00am Mass
DIVINE MERCY FEAST, SUNDAY, 24 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am 5:00pm – Normal Sunday Masses
2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confession
3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass
CONFESSIONS
Every Saturday – After   9:00am Mass
Every Wednesday – 6:30pm
Holy Saturday – 8:30am to 9:30am


RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Sylvia Aldersea, Conceta Cernaz, R. Rajabushanan, Phillip Binney, Kevin Hynes, Fr. Josip Vranješ, Phylis Rosario, Aurea Delos Santos, Rina Smith, Cristina Valdez, Esther Arnold, Alex Sebastian, Lito Matundan, Angela Andrade, Carmen Sherri, Alredo Pagtolon-An, Anne Metcalf, Margie Fernando, Hilary Calistas, Denis Boother, Darren Hughes, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Sr Philomena Goveas, Ramon Alinea, Alex De Borja, Isave Nam, Joan Nham, Eddie Bersabe, Aniceta Esmaquel, Elena de la Cruz 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, Gordon Newman, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Adrian McGill, Jean Cameron, Jay Lawless, Baby Sora, Arturo Bacani, Vivienne Gantar, Magda Symons, Bill Thomas, Trevor D’Souza, Malia Kautai, Lindsay Coates, Kim Nguyen, Violet Lawrence, Joseph Mathew, Paul Thomas, Divya Fernandes, Theresa D’Costa and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 10 Apr  22

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 9/10 Apr 22

  6:00pm G. Siccita / D. Fernandes
J. Poppen / Fr. Vincent / Bro. Tue
  8:30am B. Steinhauer / S. D’Souza
D. Hankins / Fr. Vincent / Kitty Stuttard
10:30am J. O’Campo / C. Peters
M. Peters / Fr. Vincent / Bro. Tue
  5:00pm O. Bautista / A. Vesty
Br. Tue / Fr. Vincent / S. Simangan.

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 9/10 Apr 22

  6:00pm Halina/Josie/Gina/Gillian/Stanley/Kathy/Shiran
  8:30am Karen/Ellen/Clarence/Rosemary/Nalin/Nimala/Volunteer
10:30am Dawn/Evelyn/Cleophas/Bernadina/Meresina/2 Volunteers
  5:00pm Connie/Adele/Sherwin/Volunteer

Music Ministry – 9/10 Apr 22

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Filiorum Dei
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ