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6th Sunday of Easter 2023

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.  Amen.

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 8:5-8,14-17 )
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
Philip went to a Samaritan town and proclaimed the Christ to them. The people united in welcoming the message Philip preached, either because they had heard of the miracles he worked or because they saw them for themselves. There were, for example, unclean spirits that came shrieking out of many who were possessed, and several paralytics and cripples were cured. As a result there was great rejoicing in that town. When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, and they went down there, and prayed for the Samaritans to receive the Holy Spirit, for as yet he had not come down on any of them: they had only been baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

2nd Reading (1 Pet 3:15-18)
A reading from the first letter of St. Peter.
Reverence the Lord Christ in your hearts, and always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope that you all have. But give it with courtesy and respect and with a clear conscience, so that those who slander you when you are living a good life in Christ may be proved wrong in the accusations that they bring. And if it is the will of God that you should suffer, it is better to suffer for doing right than for doing wrong. Why, Christ himself, innocent though he was, had died once for sins, died for the guilty, to lead us to God. In the body he was put to death, in the spirit he was raised to life.
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 14:15-21)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. John.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If you love me you will keep my commandments. I shall ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you for ever, that Spirit of truth whom the world can never receive since it neither sees nor knows him; but you know him, because he is with you, he is in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come back to you. In a short time the world will no longer see me; but you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day you will understand that I am in my Father and you in me and I in you. Anybody who receives my commandments and keeps them will be one who loves me; and anybody who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I shall love him and show myself to him.’
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 1:17-23;   Mt 28:16-20



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 in THeatrette – Youth Group for youth 12 to 17 years on 2nd and 4th Sundays.
6:00pm in Theatrette – Young Adults (SPYA) meet 1st and 3rd Sundays.
6:15pm in Church Hall - School of Discipleship.
7:00pm to 8:15pm – Bible Study on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 826 5359 2389 Passcode: Bible.
Contact Clive 0490814452 or Francis 0401787372
7:00pm - Online Zoom Rosary - Meeting ID: 893 5477 8556Passcode: rosary7:00pm
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 June 2023.
12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays.
Baptism Preparation Meeting held on 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm. Next Baptism Preparation Meeting Mon 5th June 2023 at 7:00pm in Church.

WISHING ALL MOTHERS & MOTHERS-TO-BE, God’s unending grace, blessings and love, this Mother’s Day and always.

We welcome into our Church community Ava Soriano who is to be baptised this weekend. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that Ava will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

The work on the church pews has commenced. We ask for your patience while this work is being undertaken. During this time, pews are being replaced with chairs.

Parishioners, please keep in your prayers the Year 4 students from our school, as they prepare to receive our Lord for the first time. The First Holy Communion dates are as follows:
Saturday 20th May - 6:00pm
Sunday 21st May - 10:30am
Saturday 27th May – 6:00pm
Sunday 28th May - 10:30am

Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for four weekends during May.

Thank you to Margaret Craigie and all those who attended the seniors shared lunch on Wednesday 10th May. Seniors Shared Lunch will be on the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Meeting Room off the church hall. Please enter from the outside entrance between the church and school office and bring a plate of food to share. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate provided. Contact Margaret Craigie on 0456 914 652 for further details.

To celebrate the feast of Pentecost Sunday, our Parish will hold our annual all-night vigil starting from 11:00pm on Saturday 27th May and ending with 5:00am Mass on Sunday 28th May. The vigil will include Exposition, Adoration, Praise and Worship, talks about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit, Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Thank you to St. Peter's Charismatic Prayer Group, who will be hosting this Vigil.

The 2023 session of the School of Discipleship has commenced and occurs every Sunday at 6:15pm in the church hall. Enquiries to Anita Dsouza on 0411 772 320 or pick up a brochure from the Church Hall. Please register by scanning the QR code or use the link at


  • The Young Adults have a stall with unique Catholic gifts for Mother's Day, in the church hall after all weekend masses.
  • Join the St Peter’s Young Adults on Saturday 20th May for a fun filled TRIVIA NIGHT! Starts at 7:15pm in the Church Hall and tickets are $10 per person. All ages welcome! And great prizes to be won! Delicious food will be available for sale. Please register your team of up to 8 people at the trivia night registration booth available after all weekend masses. Don’t have a team? We’ll find one for you! Alternatively use our online form or by scanning the QR code.

  • All profits will support the World Youth Day pilgrims

You are invited to join for High Tea at Mount St. Joseph Girl’s College, 133 Maidstone Street, Altona on Sunday 21st May 2023 2:00pm to 5:00pm to help raise much needed funds to support families affected by addiction. Tickets $35 pp. Book on 0409 901 899 or via

INFORMATION SESSION FOR THE PERMANENT DIACONATE – Do you feel like being called to serve?
The Permanent Diaconate is open to single and married men who want to serve God and the Church as ordained ministers. COME & SEE! An Information Session about the Permanent Diaconate will be held on Saturday 3rd June 2023, 10:00am - 11.45am at the Catholic Theological College (CTC), 278 Victorian Parade, East Melbourne. For more information contact the Office of the Permanent Diaconate on 03-94123357 or email More information at,,

This program offers Wyndham Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) carers and families, information sessions on ‘Looking for Work’, ‘How to link with NDIS’, ‘Women’s Health’, ‘Bring a Bill Day’ and more. Interpreters provided. Contact Kellie Yeow at or call 0488 600 052.

The Catholic Church in Australia celebrates World Communications Day on the Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 14 this year). Pope Francis’ message this year has the theme ‘Speaking with the heart: The truth in love’. Access resources and the Pope’s message at:

We pray for Jean Winter, John Baptist Tran, Pritam Kumar, Walter Velasques, Cameron Torcasio, Noemi Hernandez, Fani Pateras, Anthony Van–Nhuong Nguyen, Rosigen Harris, Alfredo Santos, Reynaldo Medina, Fr. Bob Maguire, Bruce Logie, Efren Obenita, Joseph DiBenedetto, Susie Godio, Teresita Solis, Gayle Ryan, Linda Capinig, Melissa Davis, Lolita Fernando and all who have died in disasters all over the world.

We pray for Flor Golaw, John D’Souza, Carlos Vargas, Merlyn Farquharson and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

We pray for Sean Donaldson, Helen Kelly, Gordon Newman, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Franklin Quintanilla, Jean Cameron, Vivienne Gantar, Magda Symons, Lindsay Coates, Violet Lawrence, Tae Yoon Jim, Jeffrey Dalton, Maureen Wilson, Sandra Farrelly, Joaquin Romero, Annette O’Brien, Cecilia Lazum Htu Bu, Alster Firth, Robert Martinez, Nina Costa, Johnny Gregory, Draga Vekic, Dale D’Souza, Jean Barry, Christie Raj, Emma Baker, Charles Ilagan, Ima Gopez, Tony Dass, Atima Chakraborty, Carmen Ciantar, Vlado Vekic, Alan Raymond and all who are ill in our Parish.


Counters – 21 May 23

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Roster for Readers – 20/21 May 23

  6:00pm Bernice Steinhauer
  8:30am Ignes D’Lima
10:30am Maria Naufahu
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 20/21 May 23

  6:00pm Sophia D / N. Golaw / Davy F. / J. Tramontana
  8:30am N&N Gooneratne / K. Fernandes / P. Simonides
10:30am S. Delos Reyes / A. Koek / L.Ortega / D. Dalton
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry – 20/21 May 23

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