6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Prayer to Mother Mary for all Mothers

Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ and heavenly Mother to all of God’s families, we pray for your guidance to give all Mothers the grace and love to receive the children that God sends to them and to understand the sanctity of all children’s lives.

Help all Mothers to teach their children to live their lives in the service of God and our Parish Communities.

We pray with confidence to you our Holy Mother and ask you to give all Mothers joy and delight in their children to sustain them through the trials of Motherhood. Please graciously hear all our prayers and help us to trust in your mercy and love all our days.


Entrance Antiphon
Proclaim a joyful sound and let it be heard; proclaim to the ends of the earth: The Lord has freed his people, alleluia.

1st Reading (Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48)
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
As Peter reached the house Cornelius went out to meet him, knelt at his feet and prostrated himself. But Peter helped him up. ‘Stand up,’ he said ‘I am only a man after all!’ Then Peter addressed them: ‘The truth I have now come to realise’ he said ‘is that God does not have favourites, but that anybody of any nationality who fears God and does what is right is acceptable to him.’ While Peter was still speaking the Holy Spirit came down on all the listeners. Jewish believers who had accompanied Peter were all astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit should be poured out on the pagans too, since they could hear them speaking strange languages and proclaiming the greatness of God. Peter himself then said, ‘Could anyone refuse the water of baptism to these people, now they have received the Holy Spirit just as much as we have?’ He then gave orders for them to be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ. Afterwards they begged him to stay on for some days.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

2nd Reading (1 Jn 4:7-10)
A reading from the first letter of St. John.
My dear people, let us love one another since love comes from God and everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Anyone who fails to love can never have known God, because God is love. God’s love for us was revealed when God sent into the world his only Son so that we could have life through him; this is the love I mean: not our love for God, but God’s love for us when he sent his Son to be the sacrifice that takes our sins away.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! All who love me will keep my words, and my Father will love them and we will come to them. Alleluia!

Gospel (Jn 15:9-17)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. John.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my own joy may be in you and your joy be complete. This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you. A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do what I command you. I shall not call you servants any more, because a servant does not know his master’s business; I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father. You did not choose me: no, I chose you; and I commissioned you to go out and to bear fruit, fruit that will last; and then the Father will give you anything you ask him in my name. What I command you is to love one another.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
If you love me, keep my commandments, says the Lord, and I will ask the Father and he will send you another Paraclete, to abide with you for ever, alleluia.

Next Week’s Readings
Acts 1:1-11;   Eph 4:1-13;   Mk 16:15-20

Feasts of the Week
Fri, 14 May - St. Matthias      



Mothers Day Blessing



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) meet in the Community Centre.

6:15pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) meet in the Theatrette every week.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship meet in St. Peter’s Church Hall.

Mondays 7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James). 2nd & 4th Mondays at St. James’ Church.
Wednesdays 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 held in church. Registration via QR Code.
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.


For many years now the Parish Priest, Parish Pastoral Committee, Parish office staff and volunteer leaders have been committed to ensure the safety, wellbeing and dignity of children, young people and vulnerable adults in the Parish. To assist in this task, a Child Safeguarding Committee has been formed, and meet regularly to ensure that all staff and volunteers in the Parish are aware of their responsibilities. We have in excess of 273 volunteers and 418 volunteer positions. As our ministries recommence, we are working with the leaders of each ministry to ensure that all volunteers have signed a safeguarding Code of Conduct declaration for 2021, have a valid working with children check (except for Choir members) and have a police check where required. Thank you for your continuing support and commitment to this important priority. If you have any questions please contact Catherine Graham, Child Safety Officer via the Parish Office.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL meetings are held bi-monthly on the third Thursday of the month. Parishioners are encouraged to present their ideas/suggestions/concerns to the PPC via the SUGGESTION BOX in the church hall or via email to stpeters@westnet.com.au or hopperscrossing@cam.org.au.

Please note the following dates that 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.

Saturday 15th May - 6:00pm & Sunday 16th May - 10:30am
Saturday 29th May - 6:00pm & Sunday 30th May - 10:30am

Join St Peter’s Young Adults for an awesome movie night at 7:00pm on Saturday 22nd May in the Parish Hall. Bring along your family and friends to watch the movie “The Little Prince”!! There will be food and drinks available to purchase. Gold coin donation on entry. See you there!!

It is the deep desire of the Holy Father that the month of May be dedicated to a prayer marathon conducted by Catholics across the globe to become vehicles of the prayer of the entire Church. Starting on Saturday 1 May and broadcast live from the Gregorian Chapel of St Peter’s Basilica, the Holy Father will lead the Rosary at 6pm Rome time (2am AEST) on all Vatican media platforms.

The Victorian Government recently announced a tightening on the use of QR codes for certain public gatherings including religious gatherings. Everybody, including volunteers attending church (Masses, Baptisms, Prayer Meetings, etc.) must scan the QR code and provide contact details upon arrival.

  • 100% of all people attending St. Peters MUST sign in using the QR Code.
  • Registration by Trybooking is no longer available..
  • Volunteers will provide assistance to those who do not have smart-phones to check in.
  • Copies of QR Code are also displayed outside the church entrance to reduce overcrowding in the foyer.
  • Arrive early to allow time to check in.
  • Volunteers requested to assist with QR registration at all masses. If you are able to help, kindly arrive in church at least 30 minutes before Mass. Thank you.

You can scan the parish QR code to register yourself when you attend mass.

St Peters QR Code


  • Church opens 30 minutes before mass starts. Please ensure you register via QR Code and sanitise prior to entering church.
  • Please remain in your allocated seat, do not move pews or chairs and maintain social distancing while in church.
  • Lighting candles is permitted but please do not touch the statues.

Enrolments are Open.  Information Evening to be held on Monday, 10th May at 7:00pm. NO children. Maximum 2 Adults per family. Attendance must be pre-booked. Entry via car park.

MATILDA, THE MUSICAL presented by Thomas Carr College. 7:00pm Thursday 27 May to Saturday 29 May. Doors open from 6:30pm. Tickets $5 per person. Book online via www.trybooking.com/BQBYA.

Next weekend is the Chaplaincy Appeal in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Each year a special collection is conducted in all parishes for the purpose of supporting the vital work of our Catholic chaplains. The chaplains support thousands of Victorians every year in hospitals, prisons and youth justice centres, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Chaplains provide a listening ear, a compassionate presence, along with assistance to cope with emotional pain and loneliness. Please give generously. A special collection will be taken up next weekend or you can donate online at https://www.ccam.org.au/ or call (03) 9287 5513.

We pray for Fr. Peter Noronha, Edith Shaw, Valerie Tribdad, Vincent Lobo, Jamilton Dabu, Marlene Reynolds, Jane Joseph, Alfred Pace, Marcel Zuzarte, Michael Buttigieg, Margaret Lane, Santana Vaz, Celine Jose, Reggie McGowan, Shobha D’Souza, Patsy Francis, Dale Simila, Joslyn Huffing, David Chalk, Mrs Devotta, Douglas D’Silva, Delma Padua, Lily Carvalho, Augusto Saragozza, Joan McGowan, Jane Geralda Joseph, Vincent Mariadoss, Margaret Lobo, Pauline Rodrigues, Nancy Menezes, Maria Dela-Pena, James D’Silva, Belen Simangan,  all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

We pray for Cecil Wagstaff, Eardley Beck, Dot Mulquiney, Anna Vincenzino, Marita Leonor, P M Joseph, Salvatore Puglisi, Carmel Trento, Orazio Baffi, Rosaria Scrofani, Aileen Moreira, Sylvia Borg, Lewis Vella and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Jean Cameron, Wilfredo Villareal, Steven & Helen Smith, Shirley Linehan, Jack Davies, Mila Africano, Albert Wankhar,  Dale D’Souza, Melissa Bear, Lynn Worsley, Henry Lewis, Nicoletta Carinci, Esther Uwase, Mirna Lamb, Catherine Marsh, William Vasiliadis, Alfredo Angeles, Jonas Dumadag, Vincent Margaret, Daniel Skinner, Maria Kiloumis and all who are ill in our Parish.


Counters – 16 May 2021

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin

Readers –15/16 May 2021

  6:00pm Ignes D’Lima
  8:30am Michelle Nelthropp
10:30am Meresiana Peters
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 15/16 May 2021

  6:00pm S. Joseph / H. Durski / J. Tramontana
  8:30am J. Phal Lai / K. English / R. Albuquerque
10:30am C. Peters / S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry – 15/16 May 2021

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm Youth Mass