DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR AUGUST
Prayer for Vocations

O God, Father of all Mercies, Provider of a bountiful Harvest, send Your Graces upon those You have called to gather the fruits of Your labour; preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.

Open the hearts of Your children that they may discern Your Holy Will; inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.

Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life guided by Your Divine Word and Truth.

Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, all the Angels and Saints, humbly hear our prayers and grant Your Church’s needs, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Entrance Antiphon
O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me! You are my rescuer, my help; O Lord do not delay.

1st Reading (Ex 16:2-4, 12-15)
A reading from the book of Exodus.
The whole community of the sons of Israel began to complain against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness and said to them, ‘Why did we not die at the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we were able to sit down to pans of meat and could eat bread to our heart’s content! As it is, you have brought us to this wilderness to starve this whole company to death!’ Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Now I will rain down bread for you from the heavens. Each day the people are to go out and gather the day’s portion; I propose to test them in this way to see whether they will follow my law or not. ‘I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel. Say this to them, “Between the two evenings you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have bread to your heart’s content. Then you will learn that I, the Lord, am your God.”’ And so it came about: quails flew up in the evening, and they covered the camp; in the morning there was a coating of dew all round the camp. When the coating of dew lifted, there on the surface of the desert was a thing delicate, powdery, as fine as hoarfrost on the ground. When they saw this, the sons of Israel said to one another, ‘What is that?’ not knowing what it was. ‘That’ said Moses to them ‘is the bread the Lord gives you to eat.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

2nd Reading (Eph 4:17, 20-24)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians.
I want to urge you in the name of the Lord, not to go on living the aimless kind of life that pagans live. Now that is hardly the way you have learnt from Christ, unless you failed to hear him properly when you were taught what the truth is in Jesus. You must give up your old way of life; you must put aside your old self, which gets corrupted by following illusory desires. Your mind must be renewed by a spiritual revolution so that you can put on the new self that has been created in God’s way, in the goodness and holiness of the truth.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! No one lives on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Alleluia!

Gospel (Jn 6:24-35)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. John.
When the people saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into boats and crossed to Capernaum to look for Jesus. When they found him on the other side, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’ Jesus answered: ‘I tell you most solemnly, you are not looking for me because you have seen the signs but because you had all the bread you wanted to eat. Do not work for food that cannot last, but work for food that endures to eternal life, the kind of food the Son of Man is offering you, for on him the Father, God himself, has set his seal.’ Then they said to him, ‘What must we do if we are to do the works that God wants?’ Jesus gave them this answer, ‘This is working for God: you must believe in the one he has sent.’ So they said, ‘What sign will you give to show us that we should believe in you? What work will you do? Our fathers had manna to eat in the desert; as scripture says: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ Jesus answered: ‘I tell you most solemnly, it was not Moses who gave you bread from heaven, it is my Father who gives you the bread from heaven, the true bread; for the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ ‘Sir,’ they said ‘give us that bread always.’ Jesus answered: ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst.’
The Word of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
You have given us, O Lord, bread from heaven, endowed with all delights and sweetness in every taste.

Next Week’s Readings
1 Kg 17:8-16;   Col 3:12-17;   Mt 6:25-34

Feasts of the Week
Tue, 3 Aug - St. Dominic
Wed 4 Aug - St. John Vianney
Fri, 6 Aug - Transfiguration of the Lord      


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 to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) in the Community Centre.

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

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

Mondays

7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.

Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible

Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670  Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) in the Theatrette.

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 on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288 Passcode: KNK1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month – Cancelled in August.
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.

 

WELCOME TO SEMINARIAN TUI PHAM
A warm welcome to Seminarian Tui Pham from Melbourne Archdiocese who will join us at our parish for his pastoral placement from this weekend. Kindly make him welcome.

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per the Victorian Government and the Archdiocese of Melbourne guidelines, our church has resumed regular masses with a total of 100 people at each service, a density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies.

  • No bookings for weekday Masses
  • Attendance at weekend Masses will be via Try Booking link is https://www.trybooking.com/BSBTW which will remain the same every week. Bookings open on Wednesday at 7:00pm and close on Saturday at 10:00am.
  • You are required to register via QR Code even if you have booked via Try Booking.
  • Mandatory registration via QR Code,
  • Face masks to be worn at all times.
  • Ensure that you sanitise prior to entering church.
  • Sunday 10:30am Mass will be live streamed via
    Facebook https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and
    YouTube link as follows https://youtu.be/jbMjLuMPDLA

QR MARSHALLS REQUIRED AT WEEKEND MASSES
We require 2 or 3 volunteers for about 45 minutes before each weekend Mass to assist with QR checking. This involves ensuring that all people attending Mass check in via the QR Code and providing assistance to a few people who are unable to register via the QR Code. If you attend either the 8:30am, 10:30am or 5:00pm Sunday Mass on a regular basis and are able to be at church 45 minutes before start of Mass to assist with QR Marshalling duties, kindly contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300.

DEATH NOTICE
We regret to announce the sad passing of Fr Raphael Klein on 23 July in his home diocese of Pathein. He was Assistant priest at our parish and the Chaplain for the Burmese Community in Melbourne for three years before he left in November 2015 for Burma. Eternal rest grant unto Fr Raphael, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul Rest in Peace. Amen.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Danique Lopez who is to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that Danique will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME will start again this Sunday 1st August, after the lockdown, from 9:15am to 10:25am.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING will be held on Monday 2 August at 7;00pm in the Church.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

  • There will be NO Healing Mass in August.
  • KNK prayer meeting will be held on Zoom for the next few weeks
    Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288 Passcode: KNK

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year that have not been collected from the Church will be distributed by volunteers directly to your home. If you have not received your envelopes or letters and for those parishioners who are not part of the thanksgiving program and would like to join, please contact the parish office.

RCIA – The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. Please contact Francis Thomas at francispthomas@hotmail.com or 0401 787 372 or Evelyn Stowers at stowersjulian@gmail.com or 0499 416 158.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY will be celebrated on Sunday 15th August. This is a holy day of obligation.

HOPPERS CROSSING ALPHA
An ALPHA pilot program is currently underway being run by the joint parishes of St. James & St. Peters. An ALPHA program available to all will be commencing in September 2021. Please keep the program in your prayers. Enquiries please email: hopperscrossingalpha@gmail.com

NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK (NVAW) 2021 (1 – 8 AUGUST)
National Vocations Awareness Week – Vocations come from families, communities and parishes. Strong families and communities are the place where vocations are first nurtured. In this National Vocations Awareness Week, let us pray for all families in our parish, and for those preparing for marriage. Let us also pray that our parish community may always be welcoming and encouraging of vocations to marriage, priesthood and consecrated life.

INFORMATION SESSION FOR THE PERMANENT DIACONATE
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 14 August, Saturday 10:00 – 11:45am at the Catholic Theological College (CTC), East Melbourne. More information at https://youtu.be/q2RhNDbtTS0. Read More [at https://www.cam1.org.au/permanent-diaconate Contact: Office of the Permanent Diaconate 03 9412 3357 or diaconate@cam.org.au

POPE FRANCIS ISSUES NEW APOSTOLIC LETTER
Following Pope Francis’ most recent Apostolic Letter, Traditionis Custodes, Archbishop Peter Comensoli recorded this brief message for the community of faith in Melbourne. In the video he explains the significance of the pope's letter, acknowledging the ways in which we give expression to our faith in ritual, and the need to pray and study what Pope Francis has put forward in order to respond in truth and charity. You can also read the Archbishop's letter to clergy here: www.melbournecatholic.org/apostolic-letter-traditionis-custodes

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr. Raphael Klein, Tony Hankins, Mavis Roze, Henry Lewis, Ella MacKinnon, Essa Kallio, Juan Cisternas, Salvatore De Bartolo, Heath Prior, Clement Francis, Kuriakose P M, Esther Uwase, Annakutty Joseph, Edith Street, Chinnamma Kora, Fr Dominic Jyrwa, Bryan Goveas, Amira Saliba, Franco Biase, Eufemia Palapal, John Rauling, Mila Africano, Mary Perlaki, Dick Maple, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Joseph Trindade, Agnes (Tootsy) D’Cunha, Joseph Xuereb, Josephine Borg, Harold & Evelyn Lazaro, Anton de Hoedt, Annie de Hoedt, Aubrey de Hoedt, Winston and Ralston Ephraums, Lorenz La Booy, Jeffrey Mulholland, Julie Anne Sewell, Segunda, Rufino Martin & Rene Raymundo, Fe & Vicente Samaniego,  Donaldo Angeles, Alfonsus De Roza, Luke Dan Azimi, Lawan Abubakar, Joselaine Chantal Riaca, Michael Marie, Suzette Laurent and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Jean Cameron, Wilfredo Villareal, Steven & Helen Smith, Shirley Linehan, Jack Davies, Albert Wankhar,  Dale D’Souza, Melissa Bear, Lynn Worsley, Henry Lewis, Nicoletta Carinci, Maria Kiloumis, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva, Haeday Riaca, Mayenne Gomez, Lisa Tagala, Josiah Salesa, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Bernice Steinhauer, Ian Cameron, Sylvia Aldersea, Giovanni Martello, Alfred Spiteri, Doris Weselmann, Frank O’Brien, Tony Perry, Jean Norman and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 8 Aug 2021

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza

Readers – 7/8 Aug 2021

  6:00pm David Roga
  8:30am Evelyn Stowers
10:30am Lerna Vasquez
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 7/8 Aug 2021

  6:00pm J. Roga / J. Tramontana / S. Martis
  8:30am A. Koek / K. English / N&N Gooneratne
10:30am S. Colla / F. Caruana / M&C Peters
  5:00pm E. Angeles / Romayne A. / G. Aldcroft

Music Ministry – 7/8 Aug 2021

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JULY
Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly

Bless all Grandparents and the Elderly and keep them in Your care.

Bless them with peace, health and healing.

Reward them for their Faith and fidelity, for their work and goodness, for their love and thoughtfulness, for their gifts and prayers.

Give them a long and happy life together.

May old age come to them in the company of family and friends.

And when life is over, unite them again, where parting will be no more, in the Kingdom of Your love.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
God is in his holy place, God who unites those who dwell in his house; he himself gives might and strength to his people.

1st Reading (2 Kg 4:42-44)
A reading from the second book of Kings.
A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing Elisha, the man of God, bread from the first-fruits, twenty barley loaves and fresh grain in the ear.’ ‘Give it to the people to eat’, Elisha said. But his servant replied, ‘How can I serve this to a hundred men?’ ‘Give it to the people to eat’ he insisted ‘for the Lord says this, “They will eat and have some left over.”’ He served them; they ate and had some left over, as the Lord had said.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.

2nd Reading (Eph 4:1-6)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians.
I, the prisoner in the Lord, implore you to lead a life worthy of your vocation. Bear with one another charitably, in complete selflessness, gentleness and patience. Do all you can to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together. There is one Body, one Spirit, just as you were all called into one and the same hope when you were called. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God who is Father of all, through all and within all.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his people. Alleluia!

Gospel (Jn 6:1-15)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. John.
Jesus went off to the other side of the Sea of Galilee – or of Tiberias – and a large crowd followed him, impressed by the signs he gave by curing the sick. Jesus climbed the hillside, and sat down there with his disciples. It was shortly before the Jewish feast of Passover.   Looking up, Jesus saw the crowds approaching and said to Philip, ‘Where can we buy some bread for these people to eat?’ He only said this to test Philip; he himself knew exactly what he was going to do. Philip answered, ‘Two hundred denarii would only buy enough to give them a small piece each.’ One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said, ‘There is a small boy here with five barley loaves and two fish; but what is that between so many?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Make the people sit down.’ There was plenty of grass there, and as many as five thousand men sat down. Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and gave them out to all who were sitting ready; he then did the same with the fish, giving out as much as was wanted. When they had eaten enough he said to the disciples, ‘Pick up the pieces left over, so that nothing gets wasted.’ So they picked them up, and filled twelve hampers with scraps left over from the meal of five barley loaves. The people, seeing this sign that he had given, said, ‘This really is the prophet who is to come into the world.’ Jesus, who could see they were about to come and take him by force and make him king, escaped back to the hills by himself.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits.

Next Week’s Readings
Ex 16:2-4, 12-15;   Eph 4:17, 20-24;   Jn 6:24-35


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 to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) in the Community Centre.

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

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

Mondays 7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.
Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible
Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670  Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) in the Theatrette.

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.

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 in Church.

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per the Victorian Government guidelines, our church is now closed until 11.59pm, Tuesday 28 July unless otherwise notified. All Parish facilities are not available during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff will be working from home Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au or parish Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Mass during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am and Sunday 9:00am during lockdown.

25 July, Sunday 9:00am Mass will also be available on Youtube, link as follows
LIVE Sunday Mass | 25th July 2021 | 9.00 AM | St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish | Hoppers - YouTube.

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year that have not been collected from the Church will be distributed by volunteers directly to your home. If you have not received your envelopes or letters and for those parishioners who are not part of the thanksgiving program and would like to join, please contact the parish office.

WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY will be celebrated for the first time this year on Sunday 25 July. Our parish will dedicate the 9:00am mass this Sunday 25 July to grandparents and the elderly on the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne.

MULTICULTURAL MASS MEETING
Parishioners of all cultures are invited to attend the first Multicultural Mass meeting for this year which will be held on Saturday, 31 July at 10:00am in the Meeting Room off the church hall.

RCIA – The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.00pm in the Theatrette at St Peter Apostle Mission Parish. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at francispthomas@hotmail.com or 0401 787 372 or Evelyn Stowers at stowersjulian@gmail.com or 0499 416 158.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL (PPC) SUGGESTION BOX
Parishioners are requested to submit any suggestions or recommendations they may have in the Parish Pastoral Council Suggestion box placed in the main foyer.  Your suggestions/recommendations will be responded to by members of the PPC.

TAKE THE WAY OF THE GOSPEL
In the Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Peter Comensoli for Pentecost, he invited us into a new conversation about our common mission for the coming years. He initiated this by having two meetings, one with the clergy of the Archdiocese, and the other with lay representatives from the Parishes. It’s now our turn to have this conversation in our Parish. Time, date and venue for an information and discussion session will be advised later. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend this session, including all ministries, parish leaders, council members, youth groups, prayer ministries, to discuss how St Peter’s can become a Mission Parish as envisaged by Pope Francis and Archbishop Peter.

BIBLE STUDY
Next session on Monday 26 July from 7 to 8.30 pm on Zoom
Meeting ID: 919 8422 0776 Passcode: bible
Enquiries Clive 0490814452 or Francis 0401787372

EPISCOPAL ORDINATION 31 JULY 2021
The Episcopal Ordination of Bishops-Elect Anthony John Ireland and Martin Ashe that was to take place at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, on Saturday, 31 July 2021 has been postponed due to the uncertainty of COVID restrictions in Victoria. Let us keep Bishops-Elect Ireland and Ashe in our prayers during this time.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE Ethical Issues and Human Ageing Online unit via zoom on 6 Saturdays from 31 July. Lecturer: Rev. Dr Laurence McNamara CM. Audit, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Options available. Enquiries: 03 9412 333 or registrar@ctc.edu.au

HEART OF LIFE is offering an “At-home Retreat – Moments that are Grace” – over five weeks, beginning Tuesday, 3 August and concluding 31 August. This at-home retreat, invites you to spend some time in prayer at home each day pondering your experiences of the day, and to be accompanied by a retreat-companion on how God might have been present for you. To register your interest, please call 9890 1101 or email info@heartoflife.melbourne, no later than 28 July 2021.”

NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK (NVAW) 2021 (1 – 8 AUGUST)
National Vocations Awareness Week – Vocations come from families, communities and parishes. Strong families and communities are the place where vocations are first nurtured. In this National Vocations Awareness Week, let us pray for all families in our parish, and for those preparing for marriage. Let us also pray that our parish community may always be welcoming and encouraging of vocations to marriage, priesthood and consecrated life.

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 14 August, Saturday 10:00 – 11:45am at the Catholic Theological College (CTC), East Melbourne. For more information: Watch Melbourne’s Deacons https://youtu.be/q2RhNDbtTS0

Watch Pope Francis’ 2020 Prayer Intention for Deacons https://youtu.be/NuG99HD1LaY Read More [Brochure] at https://www.cam1.org.au/permanent-diaconate Contact: Office of the Permanent Diaconate (Phone) 03 9412 3357 (Email) diaconate@cam.org.au.

POPE FRANCIS ISSUES NEW APOSTOLIC LETTER
Following Pope Francis’ most recent Apostolic Letter, Traditionis Custodes, Archbishop Peter Comensoli recorded this brief message for the community of faith in Melbourne. In the video he explains the significance of the pope's letter, acknowledging the ways in which we give expression to our faith in ritual, and the need to pray and study what Pope Francis has put forward in order to respond in truth and charity. You can also read the Archbishop's letter to clergy here: www.melbournecatholic.org/apostolic-letter-traditionis-custodes

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Edith Street, Chinnamma Kora, Fr Dominic Jyrwa, Bryan Goveas, Amira Saliba, Franco Biase, Eufemia Palapal, John Rauling, Mila Africano, Mary Perlaki, Dick Maple, Grace La Ferlita, Carmelo Cassar, Hector Cordero, John (Jack) Collins, Vincent Portelli, Maureen Moynahan, Bruna Santi, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Raymond & Elie Rego, Elaine Smith, Helga Jacob, Philomena Jennings, Josephine Borg, Joseph Xuereb, John David Gonzalez, Paolina Aparo, Laurence Flaherty and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Jean Cameron, Wilfredo Villareal, Steven & Helen Smith, Shirley Linehan, Jack Davies, Albert Wankhar,  Dale D’Souza, Melissa Bear, Lynn Worsley, Henry Lewis, Nicoletta Carinci, Maria Kiloumis, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva, Haeday Riaca, Mayenne Gomez, Lisa Tagala, Josiah Salesa, Gordon Newman, Esther Uwase, Trish Musarra, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Bernice Steinhauer, Ian Cameron, Sylvia Aldersea, Giovanni Martello, Alfred Spiteri, Doris Weselmann, Frank O’Brien and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

 Counters – 1 Aug 2021

Kevin McLoughlin / Derrick Netto / Toni Alexander

Readers – 31 Jul/1 Aug 2021

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Romayne Albuquerque
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Jerilee Cardoz

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 31 Jul/1 Aug 2021

  6:00pm Davy F. / H. Durski / B. Fernandes / S. Fernando
  8:30am G. Sharman / K. Fernandes / S. Joseph / S. Vaz
10:30am J. Quinless / N. Costa / V. Firman / G. Siccita
  5:00pm E. Angeles / A. Koek / Volunteers X 2

Music Ministry – 31 Jul/1 Aug 2021

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm Filoz

 

 

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JULY
Prayer for Youth

God and Father, we ask you to be with young people as they experience sorrow and joy.

Protect them from the dangers that are present in our world today.

Give them and their families the courage to follow you as they journey through life.

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, may they experience your loving care and mercy.

We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord, Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
See, I have God for my help. The Lord sustains my soul. I will sacrifice to you with willing heart, and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.

1st Reading (Jer 23:1-6)
A reading from the prophet Jeremiah.
‘Doom for the shepherds who allow the flock of my pasture to be destroyed and scattered – it is the Lord who speaks! This, therefore, is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the shepherds in charge of my people: You have let my flock be scattered and go wandering and have not taken care of them. Right, I will take care of you for your misdeeds – it is the Lord who speaks! But the remnant of my flock I myself will gather from all the countries where I have dispersed them, and will bring them back to their pastures: they shall be fruitful and increase in numbers. I will raise up shepherds to look after them and pasture them; no fear, no terror for them any more; not one shall be lost – it is the Lord who speaks! ‘See, the days are coming – it is the Lord who speaks – when I will raise a virtuous Branch for David, who will reign as true king and be wise, practising honesty and integrity in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel dwell in confidence. And this is the name he will be called: The-Lord-our-integrity.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

2nd Reading (Eph 2:13-18)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians.
In Christ Jesus, you that used to be so far apart from us have been brought very close, by the blood of Christ. For he is the peace between us, and has made the two into one and broken down the barrier which used to keep them apart, actually destroying in his own person the hostility caused by the rules and decrees of the Law. This was to create one single New Man in himself out of the two of them and by restoring peace through the cross, to unite them both in a single Body and reconcile them with God. In his own person he killed the hostility. Later he came to bring the good news of peace, peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near at hand. Through him, both of us have in the one Spirit our way to come to the Father.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! My sheep listen to my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 6:30-34)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
The apostles rejoined Jesus and told him all they had done and taught. Then he said to them, ‘You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while’; for there were so many coming and going that the apostles had no time even to eat. So they went off in a boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves. But people saw them going, and many could guess where; and from every town they all hurried to the place on foot and reached it before them. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he set himself to teach them at some length.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Next Week’s Readings
2 Kg 4:42-44;   Eph 4:1-6;   Jn 6:1-15

Feasts of the Week
Thu, 22 Jul - St. Mary Magdalene      


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 to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) in the Community Centre.

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

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

Mondays 7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) at St. James’ Church.
Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670  Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) in the Theatrette.

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.

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 in Church.

 

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per the Victorian Government guidelines, our church is now closed due to the Victoria-wide ‘circuit-breaker lockdown’, a 5-day lockdown, from 11.59pm, Thursday 15 July until 11.59pm, Tuesday 20 July unless otherwise notified. Parish facilities, such as the Community Centre, Theatrette, Meeting room, etc, are not available during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff will be working from home from Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au or parish Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Mass during the 5-day lockdown’ through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am and Sunday 10:30am

18 July, Sunday 10.30 am Mass will also be available on Youtube, link as follows https://youtu.be/XMNfkRekL6s

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL (PPC) SUGGESTION BOX
Parishioners are requested to submit any suggestions or recommendations they may have in the Parish Pastoral Council Suggestion box placed in the main foyer.  Your suggestions/recommendations will be responded to by members of the PPC.

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year that have not been collected from the Church will be distributed by volunteers directly to your home. If you have not received your envelopes or letters and for those parishioners who are not part of  the thanksgiving program and would like to join, please contact the parish office.

PIETY STALL
Kindly note that the Piety Stall will be open after all weekend masses. If you require to buy anything from the Piety Stall on weekdays, please contact Margaret Newman and she will be happy to open the Piety Stall after the weekday 8.30 am mass.

RCIA – The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.00pm in the Theatrette at St Peter Apostle Mission Parish. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at francispthomas@hotmail.com or 0401 787 372 or Evelyn Stowers at stowersjulian@gmail.com or 0499 416 158.

NEW OVERHEAD PROJECTORS
2 new overhead projectors have been installed making screen projection of Mass responses clearer. We thank you our parishioners as these have been purchased with funds from your monetary contributions to our parish.

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR
Parishioners can leave their prayer intentions and thanksgiving notes for the weekly Wednesday novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour held on Wednesday following Mass at 7:00pm. Intention boxes are placed by the picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in the side Chapel. A reminder also that confessions are now heard at 6:30pm, before Mass.

WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY will be celebrated for the first time this year on Sunday 25 July. Our parish will dedicate the 10.30 am mass on Sunday 25 July to grandparents and the elderly on the feast of  Sts Joachim and Ann. Mass will be followed with refreshments in the hall. You are invited to bring your grandparents and any elderly people you may know to this mass. Covid guidelines will be followed.  In his message, Archbishop Peter has asked that this be a time when we are encouraged to reach out to family, friends, neighbours, the aged, the lonely, and the sick.

FILIPINO MASS at 12 noon on Sunday 25 July. You are invited to please bring your grandparents and any elderly people you may know, to this Mass.

MULTICULTURAL MASS MEETING
Parishioners of all cultures are invited to attend the first Multicultural Mass meeting for this year which will be held on Saturday, 31 July at 10:00am in the Meeting Room off the church hall.

TAKE THE WAY OF THE GOSPEL
In the Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Peter Comensoli for Pentecost, he invited us into a new conversation about our common mission for the coming years. He initiated this by having two meetings, one with the clergy of the Archdiocese, and the other with lay representatives from the Parishes. It’s now our turn to have this conversation in our Parish. Time, date and venue for an information and discussion session will be advised later. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend this session, including all ministries, parish leaders, council members, youth groups, prayer ministries, to discuss how St Peter’s can become a Mission Parish as envisaged by Pope Francis and Archbishop Peter.

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 14 August, Saturday 10:00 – 11:45am at the Catholic Theological College (CTC), East Melbourne. For more information: Watch Melbourne’s Deacons https://youtu.be/q2RhNDbtTS0

Watch Pope Francis’ 2020 Prayer Intention for Deacons https://youtu.be/NuG99HD1LaY Read More [Brochure] at https://www.cam1.org.au/permanent-diaconate Contact: Office of the Permanent Diaconate (Phone) 03 9412 3357 (Email) diaconate@cam.org.au.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE Ethical Issues and Human Ageing Online unit via zoom on 6 Saturdays from 31 July. Lecturer: Rev. Dr Laurence McNamara CM. Audit, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Options available. Enquiries: 03 9412 333 or registrar@ctc.edu.au

EPISCOPAL ORDINATION 31 JULY 2021
The Episcopal Ordination of Bishops-Elect Anthony John Ireland and Martin Ashe will take place at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, on Saturday, 31 July 2021 commencing at 10.30am. The Ordination will be live-streamed via You Tube and Broadcast on Channel C31. Let us keep Bishops-Elect Ireland and Ashe in our prayers and as they prepare to take up their new ministry in the Archdiocese.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Amira Saliba, Franco Biase, Eufemia Palapal, John Rauling, Mila Africano, Mary Perlaki, Dick Maple, Grace La Ferlita, Carmelo Cassar, Hector Cordero, John (Jack) Collins, Vincent Portelli, Maureen Moynahan, Bruna Santi, K.L. Kurian, Fr Tony Micallef, Generosa Gregorio, Marcelino San Pedro Sr., Benjamin D’Souza, Liberato Gomez Jr., Victor Jeyarajah, Crispin Fernandes, Lydia Van Susteren, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Vera Fernandez, Edwin D’Souza, Eduardo Medina, Frances Mizzi, V C Paul Vadakkekunnel, Malcolm Fernandez, Helga Jacob, Bienvenido Are, Paul Spiteri, Erminio Colosimo, Anthony T V and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Jean Cameron, Wilfredo Villareal, Steven & Helen Smith, Shirley Linehan, Jack Davies, Albert Wankhar,  Dale D’Souza, Melissa Bear, Lynn Worsley, Henry Lewis, Nicoletta Carinci, Maria Kiloumis, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva, Haeday Riaca, Mayenne Gomez, Frank O’Brien, Lisa Tagala, Josiah Salesa, Gordon Newman, Esther Uwase, Trish Musarra, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Bernice Steinhauer, Ian Cameron, Sylvia Aldersea and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 25 July 2021

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 24/25 July 2021

  6:00pm Jeff Poppen
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Sharon Arubia
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 24/25 July 2021

  6:00pm D&J Roga / J. Tramontana / D. Fernandez
  8:30am KSC Minister / R. Johnson / R. Hibbert / Volunteer
10:30am E. Mills / D. Dalton / S. Vaz / F. Aishweriya
  5:00pm S. Simangan / G. Aldcroft / C. Skinner / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 24/25 July 2021

  6:00pm St. Cecilia
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK

 

 


DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JULY
Prayer to St. Joseph

Glorious St. Joseph, faithful guardian of Jesus Christ, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Heart of Jesus, all the help and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death and the special favour we now implore (name your request).

Guardian of the Word Incarnate and chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, we are animated with confidence that your prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.

Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
As for me, in justice I shall behold your face; I shall be filled with the vision of your glory.

1st Reading (Amos 7:12-15)
A reading from the prophet Amos.
Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, said to Amos, ‘Go away, seer;’ get back to the land of Judah; earn your bread there, do your prophesying there. We want no more prophesying in Bethel; this is the royal sanctuary, the national temple.’ ‘I was no prophet, neither did I belong to any of the brotherhoods of prophets,’ Amos replied to Amaziah ‘I was a shepherd, and looked after sycamores: but it was the Lord who took me from herding the flock, and the Lord who said, “Go, prophesy to my people Israel.”’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Lord show us your mercy and love, and grant us your salvation.

2nd Reading (Eph 1:3-14)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians.
Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings of heaven in Christ. Before the world was made, he chose us, chose us in Christ, to be holy and spotless, and to live through love in his presence, determining that we should become his adopted sons, through Jesus Christ for his own kind purposes, to make us praise the glory of his grace, his free gift to us in the Beloved, in whom, through his blood, we gain our freedom, the forgiveness of our sins. Such is the richness of the grace which he has showered on us in all wisdom and insight. He has let us know the mystery of his purpose, the hidden plan he so kindly made in Christ from the beginning to act upon when the times had run their course to the end: that he would bring everything together under Christ, as head, everything in the heavens and everything on earth. And it is in him that we were claimed as God’s own, chosen from the beginning, under the predetermined plan of the one who guides all things as he decides by his own will; chosen to be, for his greater glory, the people who would put their hopes in Christ before he came. Now you too, in him, have heard the message of the truth and the good news of your salvation, and have believed it; and you too have been stamped with the seal of the Holy Spirit of the Promise, the pledge of our inheritance which brings freedom for those whom God has taken for his own, to make his glory praised.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our heart that we might see how great is the hope to which we are called. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 6:7-13)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs giving them authority over the unclean spirits. And he instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a staff – no bread, no haversack, no coppers for their purses. They were to wear sandals but, he added, ‘Do not take a spare tunic.’ And he said to them, ‘If you enter a house anywhere, stay there until you leave the district. And if any place does not welcome you and people refuse to listen to you, as you walk away shake off the dust from under your feet as a sign to them.’ So they set off to preach repentance; and they cast out many devils, and anointed many sick people with oil and cured them.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for her young: by your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are they who dwell in your house, for ever singing your praise.

Next Week’s Readings
Jer 23:1-6;   Eph 2:13-18;   Mk 6:30-34

Feasts of the Week
Thu, 15 Jul - St. Bonaventure           


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 to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) in the Community Centre.

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

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

Mondays 7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) at St. James’ Church.
Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670  Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) in the Theatrette.

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.

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 in Church.


THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year are available for collection from the Church Hall. Please collect your envelope or letter as soon as possible. The new envelopes should now be used.

Please note that CONFESSIONS ON A WEDNESDAY ARE NOW HELD AT 6:30PM followed by Mass and Novena as usual.

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
St Peter Apostle Mission Parish QR Code for church. Location code H35QQS

St Peters Church New QR Code

As per the Victorian Government announcement, our church is now open to a maximum of 300 worshippers with social distancing of 1 per 2 sqmtrs. No bookings required for Weekend or Weekday Masses. Please note the following:

  • ALL people attending St. Peters MUST wear a face mask, register using the QR Code and maintain social distancing.
  • There are different QR Codes for other areas around the Church. Please register using the appropriate QR Code displayed for the area you are visiting.
  • Arrive early to allow time to check in.

PIETY STALL
Kindly note that the Piety Stall will be open after all weekend masses. If you require to buy anything from the Piety Stall on weekdays, please contact Margaret Newman and she will be happy to open the Piety Stall after the weekday 8.30 am mass.

RCIA – The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.00pm in the Theatrette at St Peter Apostle Mission Parish. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at francispthomas@hotmail.com or 0401 787 372 or Evelyn Stowers at stowersjulian@gmail.com or 0499 416 158.

NEW OVERHEAD PROJECTORS
2 new overhead projectors have been installed making screen projection of Mass responses clearer. We thank you our parishioners, as these have been purchased with funds from your monetary contributions to our parish.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR LYDIA VAN SUSTEREN
There will be a Memorial Mass for Lydia Van Susteren this Sunday 11 July at 8:30am. Many of you will remember Lydia, one of our parishioners who passed away recently at Glendale. Lydia volunteered in several roles in her time at the parish. She was an extraordinary minister and took Holy Communion to the sick both in our parish and outside. She was a Lector, sang in the choir and also volunteered at the parish office. May her soul rest in peace.

NEW STATUES OF ST. PETER & ST. ANTHONY
Acknowledging the strong devotion many of our parishioners have to our patron St. Peter and to St. Anthony, our church now has two new statues, one of St. Peter and one of St. Anthony, located in the side Chapel.

Parishioners can leave their prayer intentions and thanksgiving notes for the weekly Wednesday novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Intention boxes are placed by the picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, also in the side Chapel.

CATHOLIC MISSION PROPAGATION OF FAITH APPEAL
There will be a 3rd Collection at all masses this weekend for the Catholic Mission Propagation of the Faith Appeal to help people like the Good Shepherd Sisters in Bangkok, as they reach out to vulnerable mothers and their babies during their time of need. Thank you for your generosity.

TAKE THE WAY OF THE GOSPEL
In the Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Peter Comensoli for Pentecost, he invited us into a new conversation about our common mission for the coming years. He initiated this by having two meetings, one with the clergy of the Archdiocese, and the other with lay representatives from the Parishes. It’s now our turn to have this conversation in our Parish. Time, date and venue for an information and discussion session will be advised later. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend this session, including all ministries, parish leaders, council members, youth groups, prayer ministries, to discuss how St Peter’s can become a Mission Parish as envisaged by Pope Francis and Archbishop Peter.

WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY will be celebrated for the first time this year on Sunday 25 July. Our parish will dedicate the 10.30 am mass on Sunday 25 July to grandparents and the elderly on the feast of  Sts. Joachim and Ann. Mass will be followed with refreshments in the hall. You are invited to bring your grandparents and elderly people to this mass. Elderly parishioners who would like to attend this mass and need a lift, kindly contact the parish office on 97494300. In his message, Archbishop Peter has asked this to be a time when each of us are encouraged to reach out to family, friends, neighbours, the aged, the lonely, and the sick,

BIBLE STUDY
Session will be held this Monday 12 July from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Topic: Book of Acts Ch 5 & 6 at Ray’s Centre, St James Parish. Enquiries to Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 or Francis Thomas 0401787372

RELIGIOUS ARTICLES AND STATUES will be available for purchase in the parish hall after all masses on  the weekend of 17/18 July.

EPISCOPAL ORDINATION 31 JULY 2021
The Episcopal Ordination of Bishops-Elect Anthony John Ireland and Martin Ashe will take place at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, on Saturday, 31 July 2021 commencing at 10.30am. The Ordination will be live-streamed via You Tube and Broadcast on Channel C31. Let us keep Bishops-Elect Ireland and Ashe in our prayers as they prepare to take up their new ministry in the Archdiocese.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE Ethical Issues and Human Ageing Online unit via zoom on 6 Saturdays from 31 July. Lecturer: Rev. Dr Laurence McNamara CM. Audit, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Options available. Enquiries: 03 9412 333 or registrar@ctc.edu.au

THOMAS CARR YEAR 7, 2023 ONLINE PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT & ENROLMENTS Thursday, 22 July 2021 at 6:00pm. To register please visit www.thomascarr.vic.edu.au/#quicks. Enrolment applications from registrar@thomascarr.vic.edu.au or 8734 2444. Applications close 20 August 2021.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Mila Africano, Mary Perlaki, Dick Maple, Grace La Ferlita, Carmelo Cassar, Hector Cordero, John (Jack) Collins, Vincent Portelli, Maureen Moynahan, Bruna Santi, K.L. Kurian, Fr Tony Micallef, Generosa Gregorio, Marcelino San Pedro Sr., Benjamin D’Souza, Liberato Gomez Jr., Victor Jeyarajah, Crispin Fernandes, Lydia Van Susteren, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Iluminada Alinea, Frank Johnson, John Eddison, Clarrie Dalton, Madge Bourke, Ginanavalan & Maria Carvalho, Lenora Fernando, Norah Pritchard, Veera Bayer, Carmen Portelli, Gerard Prescott, Pedro Sotelo and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Jean Cameron, Wilfredo Villareal, Steven & Helen Smith, Shirley Linehan, Jack Davies, Albert Wankhar,  Dale D’Souza, Melissa Bear, Lynn Worsley, Henry Lewis, Nicoletta Carinci, Maria Kiloumis, Brian & Helen Kelly, Amira Saliba, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva, Haeday Riaca, Mayenne Gomez, Frank O’Brien, Lisa Tagala, Josiah Salesa, Gordon Newman, Esther Uwase, Trish Musarra, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Bernice Steinhauer, Ian Cameron and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 18 July 2021

Kevin McLoughlin / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 17/18 July 2021

  6:00pm Angella Francis
  8:30am Lynn Aranha
10:30am Sibrina Harry
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 17/18 July 2021

  6:00pm F. Thomas / Josie T. / G. Linning / P. Albuquerque
  8:30am M. Nelthropp / R. Albuquerque / D&J Roga
10:30am S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortega / M&C Peters
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry – 17/18 July 2021

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

 

 

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JULY
Prayer of the Aboriginal People

Father of all, You gave us the Dreaming. You have spoken to us through our beliefs.

You then made your love clear to us in the person of Jesus.

We thank you for your care.

You own us, you are our hope.

Make us strong as we face the problems of change.

We ask you to help the people of Australia to listen to us and respect our culture.

Make the knowledge of you grow strong in all people, so that you can be at home in us and we can make a home for everyone in our land.

Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple. Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with saving justice.

1st Reading (Ezek 2:2-5)
A reading from the prophet Ezekiel.
The spirit came into me and made me stand up, and I heard the Lord speaking to me. He said, ‘Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to the rebels who have turned against me. Till now they and their ancestors have been in revolt against me. The sons are defiant and obstinate; I am sending you to them, to say, “The Lord says this.” Whether they listen or not, this set of rebels shall know there is a prophet among them.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy.

2nd Reading (2 Cor 12:7-10)
A reading from the second letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
In view of the extraordinary nature of these revelations, to stop me from getting too proud I was given a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan to beat me and stop me from getting too proud! About this thing, I have pleaded with the Lord three times for it to leave me, but he has said, ‘My grace is enough for you: my power is at its best in weakness.’ So I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me, and that is why I am quite content with my weaknesses, and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and the agonies I go through for Christ’s sake. For it is when I am weak that I am strong.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; he sent me to bring Good News to the poor. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 6:1-6)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
Jesus went to his home town and his disciples accompanied him. With the coming of the Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue and most of them were astonished when they heard him. They said, ‘Where did the man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are worked through him? This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joset and Jude and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with us?’ And they would not accept him. And Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is only despised in his own country, among his own relations and in his own house’; and he could work no miracle there, though he cured a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed the man who seeks refuge in him.

Next Week’s Readings
Amos 7:12-15;   Eph 1:3-14;   Mk 6:7-13


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 to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) in the Community Centre.

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

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

Mondays 7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) at St. James’ Church.
Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670  Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) in the Theatrette.

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.

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 in Church.

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church Lucas Marino, Stefania Wegrzyn, Tobias Aspiotis who are to be baptised this weekend. 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.

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year are available for collection from the Church Hall. Please collect your envelope or letter as soon as possible. The new envelopes are to be used from this weekend 3/4 July 2021.

Please note that CONFESSIONS ON A WEDNESDAY ARE NOW HELD AT 6:30PM followed by Mass and Novena as usual.

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
St Peter Apostle Mission Parish QR Code for church. Location code H35QQS

St Peters Church New QR Code

As per the Victorian Government announcement, our church is now open to a maximum of 200 worshippers with social distancing of 1 per 4 sqmtrs. No bookings required for Weekend or Weekday Masses. Attendance will be on a first come first serve basis. Please note the following:

  • ALL people attending St. Peters MUST wear a face mask, register using the QR Code and maintain social distancing.
  • There are different QR Codes for other areas around the Church. Please register using the appropriate QR Code displayed for the area you are visiting.
  • Arrive early to allow time to check in.

NEW STATUES OF ST. PETER & ST. ANTHONY
Acknowledging the strong devotion many of our parishioners have to our patron St. Peter and to St. Anthony, our church now has two new statues, one of St. Peter and one of St. Anthony, located in the side Chapel.

Parishioners can leave their prayer intentions and thanksgiving notes for the weekly Wednesday novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Intention boxes are placed by the picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, also in the side Chapel.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR LYDIA VAN SUSTEREN
There will be a Memorial Mass for Lydia Van Susteren on Sunday 11 July at 8:30am. Many of you will remember Lydia, one of our parishioners who passed away recently at Glendale. Lydia volunteered in several roles in her time at the parish. She was an extraordinary minister and took Holy Communion to the sick both in our parish and outside. She was a Lector, sang in the choir and also volunteered at the parish office. May her soul rest in peace.

ROSTERS FOR LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the Hall.

PIETY STALL
Kindly note that the Piety Stall will be open after all weekend masses. If you require to buy anything from the Piety Stall on weekdays, please contact Margaret Newman and she will be happy to open the Piety Stall after the weekday 8.30 am mass.

RCIA – The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.00pm in the Theatrette at St Peter Apostle Mission Parish. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at francispthomas@hotmail.com or 0401 787 372 or Evelyn Stowers at stowersjulian@gmail.com or 0499 416 158.

TAKE THE WAY OF THE GOSPEL
In the Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Peter Comensoli for Pentecost, he invited us into a new conversation about our common mission for the coming years. He initiated this by having two meetings, one with the clergy of the Archdiocese, and the other with lay representatives from the Parishes. It’s now our turn to have this conversation in our Parish. Time, date and venue for an information and discussion session will be advised later. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend this session, including all ministries, parish leaders, council members, youth groups, prayer ministries, to discuss how St Peter’s can become a Mission Parish as envisaged by Pope Francis and Archbishop Peter.

CALLING LEADERS TO JOIN THE ALPHA TEAM
Joint parishes of St Peters and St James is planning to start an ALPHA Program in Hoppers Crossing. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that create a safe and honest space where people can explore life, faith and meaning. A pilot program is being run for those who would like to be part of the Alpha team that will lead Alpha Programs in our parishes. If you have a heart for Evangelisation and would like to be part of the team, you are invited to an Information Session to be held at St James Church, 336 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing on Tuesday 6th July at 7 pm. Enquiries contact the parish office on 9749 4300 and leave your contact details.

RELIGIOUS ARTICLES AND STATUES will be available for purchase in the parish hall after all masses on  the weekend of 17/18 July

HEAL COUNTRY: 2021 ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER SUNDAY 4th JULY
Every year, Catholics come together across Australia to acknowledge and celebrate the gifts of Australia’s First Peoples in the Catholic Church. This year, the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) have adopted the NAIDOC theme for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday (4 July): "Heal Country". Combining with NATSICC, Caritas has produced an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday Resource booklet. This and more information can be found at the NATSICC website https://www.natsicc.org.au/2021-atsi-sunday.html.

CATHOLIC MISSION PROPAGATION OF FAITH APPEAL
There will be a 3rd Collection at all masses on the weekend of 10/11 July for the Catholic Mission Propagation of the Faith Appeal to help people like the Good Shepherd Sisters in Bangkok, as they reach out to vulnerable mothers and their babies during their time of need. Thank you for your generosity.

THOMAS CARR YEAR 7, 2023 ONLINE PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT & ENROLMENTS Thursday, 22 July 2021 at 6:00pm. To register please visit www.thomascarr.vic.edu.au/#quicks. Enrolment applications from registrar@thomascarr.vic.edu.au or 8734 2444. Applications close 20 August 2021.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE Ethical Issues and Human Ageing Online unit via zoom on 6 Saturdays from 31 July. Lecturer: Rev. Dr Laurence McNamara CM. Audit, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Options available. Enquiries: 03 9412 333 or registrar@ctc.edu.au

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Grace La Ferlita, Carmelo Cassar, Hector Cordero, John (Jack) Collins, Vincent Portelli,  Maureen Moynahan, Bruna Santi, K.L. Kurian, Fr Tony Micallef, Generosa Gregorio, Marcelino San Pedro Sr., Mary Batchelor, Benjamin D’Souza, Mercy Vivera, Liberato Gomez Jr., Victor Jeyarajah, Crispin Fernandes, Lydia Van Susteren, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Wayala Pathivila, Stanislaw Ewiak, Philomena Cleur, Vittorio Di Pietro, Betty McCluskey, Rose Farrugia, Francis Zammit, Peter Rogan, John Borg, Jose T, Antonietta De Quattro, Mary Edirmannasinghe, Anastazja Petryszak, Elena Tasso, Pacita Cruz, Bernard Moynahan and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
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, Maria Kiloumis, Brian & Helen Kelly, Amira Saliba, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva, Haeday Riaca, Mayenne Gomez, Frank O’Brien, Lisa Tagala, Josiah Salesa, Gordon Newman, Esther Uwase, Trish Musarra, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Bernice Steinhauer, Ian Cameron and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 11 July 2021

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 10/11 July 2021

  6:00pm Jerilee Cardoz
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 10/11 July 2021

  6:00pm N. Golaw / G. Aldcroft / S. Martin / Volunteer
  8:30am S. Joseph / K. English / N&N Gooneratne
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / A. Koek / V. Firman
  5:00pm E. Angeles / G. Siccita / Volunteers X 2

Music Ministry – 10/11 July 2021

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ

 

 

 

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JUNE
Prayer to St. Peter the Apostle

O Holy Apostle, because you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built his church; obtain for me I pray you, lively faith, firm hope and burning love; complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits, I may be made worthy to appear before the chief and eternal Shepherd of souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns for ever.  Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
These are the ones who, living in the flesh, planted the Church with their blood; they drank the chalice of the Lord and became the friends of God.

1st Reading (Acts 12:1-11)
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
King Herod started persecuting certain members of the Church. He beheaded James the brother of John, and when he saw that this pleased the Jews he decided to arrest Peter as well. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread, and he put Peter in prison, assigning four squads of four soldiers each to guard him in turns. Herod meant to try Peter in public after the end of Passover week. All the time Peter was under guard the Church prayed to God for him unremittingly. On the night before Herod was to try him, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, fastened with double chains, while guards kept watch at the main entrance to the prison. Then suddenly the angel of the Lord stood there, and the cell was filled with light. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him. ‘Get up!’ he said ‘Hurry!’ – and the chains fell from his hands. The angel then said, ‘Put on your belt and sandals.’ After he had done this, the angel next said, ‘Wrap your cloak round you and follow me.’ Peter followed him, but had no idea that what the angel did was all happening in reality; he thought he was seeing a vision. They passed through two guard posts one after the other, and reached the iron gate leading to the city. This opened of its own accord; they went through it and had walked the whole length of the street when suddenly the angel left him. It was only then that Peter came to himself. ‘Now I know it is all true’ he said. ‘The Lord really did send his angel and has saved me from Herod and from all that the Jewish people were so certain would happen to me.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
The Lord set me free from all my fears.

2nd Reading (2 Tim 4:6-8.17-18)
A reading from the second letter of St. Paul to Timothy.
My life is already being poured away as a libation, and the time has come for me to be gone. I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith; all there is to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that Day; and not only to me but to all those who have longed for his Appearing. The Lord stood by me and gave me power, so that through me the whole message might be proclaimed for all the pagans to hear; and so I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from all evil attempts on me, and bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! You are Peter, the rock on which I will build my Church; the gates of hell will not hold out against it. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mt 16:13-19)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he said ‘who do you say I am?’ Then Simon Peter spoke up, ‘You are the Christ,’ he said ‘the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a happy man! Because it was not flesh and blood that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church. And the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: whatever you bind on earth shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Peter said to Jesus: You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus replied: You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church.

Next Week’s Readings
Ezek 2:2-5;   2 Cor 12:7-10;   Mk 6:1-6

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 28 Jun - St. Irenaeus
Tue, 29 Jun - Sts. Peter & Paul, Apostles
Sat, 3 Jul - St. Thomas, Apostle


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 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). 28th June at St. James’ Church.
Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) in the Theatrette.

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.

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 in Church.

 

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per the Victorian Government announcement, our church is now open to a maximum of 200 worshippers with social distancing of 1 per 4 sq mtrs. With these additional numbers, there will be no bookings required for Weekend or Weekday Masses. Attendance will be on a first come first serve basis. If you do not have a booking for this weekend, we can still accommodate you with the increased numbers.

REGISTRATION VIA QR CODE IS MANDATORY TO GAIN ENTRANCE TO OUR CHURCH AND CHURCHBUILDINGS

  • The 15 minute threshold has been removed and all venue attendees must register via the QR Code system.
  • ALL people attending St. Peters MUST wear a face mask, register using the QR Code, including volunteers attending church (Masses, Baptisms, Prayer Meetings, etc.).
  • Copies of QR Codes for Church attendance are displayed outside the church entrance to reduce overcrowding in the foyer.
  • There are different QR Codes for other areas around the Church. Please register using the appropriate QR Code displayed for the area you are visiting.
  • Arrive early to allow time to check in.
  • Volunteers will assist.

Below is our new QR Code. Use your phone to scan the code
St Peter Apostle Mission Parish New QR Code
Location code H35QQS

St Peters Church New QR Code 

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church will live stream the Sunday 10:30am Mass via our Facebook page and YouTube. Links below
Faceboook link – https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
YouTube link – https://youtu.be/UlndIhmfBZQ

ST PETER’S PARISH FEAST – 26/27 JUNE
Fr Vincent and Deacon Charles wish a very happy feast to all our parishioners. Please join us this weekend to give thanks to our Patron St. Peter for all the blessings and graces bestowed upon our wonderful parish.

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year will be available for collection from the Church Hall. Please start to use the new envelopes from the weekend of 3/4 July 2021.

Please note that CONFESSIONS ON A WEDNESDAY ARE NOW HELD AT 6:30PM followed by Mass and Novena as usual.

RCIA – The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.00pm in the Theatrette at St Peter Apostle Mission Parish. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at francispthomas@hotmail.com or 0401 787 372 or Evelyn Stowers at stowersjulian@gmail.com or 0499 416 158.

PIETY STALL
Kindly note that the Piety Stall will be open after all weekend masses. If you require to buy anything from the Piety Stall on weekdays, please contact Margaret Newman and she will be happy to open the Piety Stall after the weekday 8.30 am mass.

ROSTERS FOR LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the Hall.

ONLINE ROSARY ON ZOOM EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Join us for an online rosary led by parishioners praying for various intentions including the COVID situation, the sick and dying and those suffering from the impacts of the lockdown. Zoom details are:
Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670  Passcode: rosary

BIBLE STUDY
Session will be held this Monday 28th June from 7 to 9 pm
Topic: Book of Acts Ch 4 & 5 at Ray’s Centre, St James Parish. Enquiries to Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 or Francis Thomas 0401787372.

CATHOLIC MISSION PROPAGATION OF FAITH APPEAL
There will be a 3rd Collection at all masses on the weekend of 10/11 July for the Catholic Mission Propagation of the Faith Appeal to help people like the Good Shepherd Sisters in Bangkok, Thailand, as they reach out to vulnerable mothers and their babies during their time of need. We thank you for your generosity.

THOMAS CARR YEAR 7, 2023 ONLINE PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT & ENROLMENTS
Thursday, 22 July 2021 at 6:00pm. To register please visit www.thomascarr.vic.edu.au/#quicks. Followed by a live Question & Answer session with key staff. For Enrolment applications email registrar@thomascarr.vic.edu.au or call 8734 2444. Applications close 20 August 2021.

HEAL COUNTRY: 2021 ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER SUNDAY 4th JULY
Every year, Catholics come together across Australia to acknowledge and celebrate the gifts of Australia’s First Peoples in the Catholic Church. This year, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) have adopted the NAIDOC theme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday (4 July): "Heal Country".

MARY MACKILLOP HERITAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY
7th August 2021 10:00am to 4:00pm. Pray in the Chapel, take a tour of the Museum, Mass at 12:30 with Fr. Peter Malone. Check website for virtual tour and other information – https://www.mmhc.org.au/.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Catherine Marsh, John (Jack) Collins, Vincent Portelli, Chinnamma Joseph, Charlie Cassar, Maureen Moynahan, Bruna Santi, K.L. Kurian, Fr Tony Micallef, Generosa Gregorio, Marcelino San Pedro Sr. Mary Batchelor, Fr. George Vanderkunnel, Benjamin D’Souza, Bianca Sungoh, Mercy Vivera, Liberato Gomez Jr., Fr. Royce Macedo, Victor Jeyarajah, Arfan Anthony, Alfred White, Aliakutty Lonappan, Angelina Gonna, Crispin Fernandes, Lydia Van Susteren, Sveto, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Numeriano Medel, Sally Dela Pena, Neville Morrish, Merwyn Duarte, Rowena Ilagan, Nemesia, Sergio, Quiter & Lando Sanchez and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
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, Maria Kiloumis, Brian & Helen Kelly, Amira Saliba, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva, Haeday Riaca, Mayenne Gomez, Frank O’Brien, Lisa Tagala, Josiah Salesa, Gordon Newman, Esther Uwase, Trish Musarra, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Bernice Steinhauer, Ian Cameron and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 4 July 2021

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin

Readers – 3/4 July 2021

  6:00pm Adele Vesty
  8:30am Mary Yeruva
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Lerna Vasquez

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 3/4 July 2021

  6:00pm H. Durski / Sharon A./ B. Fernandes / A. Koek
  8:30am K. Fernandes / C. D’Sopuza / S. Vaz / E. Stowers
10:30am J. Quinless / N. Costa / B. Keane / G. Siccita
  5:00pm E. Angeles / R. Albuquerque / 2 X Volunteers

Music Ministry – 3/4 July 2021

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm FilOz

 


DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JUNE
Prayer to St. Joseph, Model for Workers

St. Joseph silent and well-known carpenter in Nazareth, model of workers, by the work of your hands, you gave your contribution to the work of the Creator, you earned your living, and you provided for the needs of the Holy Family.

Intercede for all workers, in the difficulties of their daily lives, especially for the unemployed, in their anxieties for tomorrow, so that, through the guidance of God, the great Architect and Builder, they may use their strength and their talents to make visible his Kingdom, his new creation, to offer a concrete service to society, and to earn wages worthy of their efforts.

Amen


Entrance Antiphon
The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one he has anointed. Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage, and govern them for ever.

1st Reading (Job 38:1, 8-11)
A reading from the prophet Job.
From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job his answer. He said: Who pent up the sea behind closed doors when it leapt tumultuous out of the womb, when I wrapped it in a robe of mist and made black clouds its swaddling bands; when I marked the bounds it was not to cross and made it fast with a bolted gate? Come thus far, I said, and no farther: here your proud waves shall break.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Give thanks to the Lord, his love is everlasting.

2nd Reading (2 Cor 5:14-17)
A reading from the second letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
The love of Christ overwhelms us when we reflect that if one man has died for all, then all men should be dead; and the reason he died for all was so that living men should live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised to life for them. From now onwards, therefore, we do not judge anyone by the standards of the flesh. Even if we did once know Christ in the flesh, that is not how we know him now. And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his people. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 4:35-41)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are going down!’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and all was calm again. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?’ They were filled with awe and said to one another, ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The eyes of all look to you, Lord, and you give them their food in due season.

Next Week’s Readings
Acts 12:1-11;   2 Tim 4:6-8, 17-18   Mt 16:13-19

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 21 Jun - St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Tue, 22 Jun - Sts. John Fisher & Thomas More
Thu, 24 Jun - Nativity of St. John the Baptist


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 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). 21st & 28th June at St. James’ Church.
Wednesdays

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

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.
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church Hkun Maru, Jack Lankosz, Guillaume Honore & Sebastien Honore 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 PARISH FEAST
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Archbishop Peter Comensoli’s visit to our parish to celebrate the feast of our Patron Saint, St. Peter at the 6:00pm Mass on Saturday, 26th June is now cancelled. This year due to the restrictions, we will not have a special mass to celebrate the Parish Feast but all weekend masses will have the Feast Day readings. Please join us to give thanks to our Patron Saint Peter for all the blessings and graces bestowed upon our wonderful Parish.

CHANGE OF TIME FOR WEDNESDAY CONFESSION
Please note that CONFESSIONS ON A WEDNESDAY ARE NOW HELD AT 6:30PM followed by Mass and Novena as usual.

ROSTERS FOR LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the Hall.

RCIA - The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.00pm in the Theatrette at St Peter Apostle Mission Parish. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at francispthomas@hotmail.com or 0401 787 372 or Evelyn Stowers at stowersjulian@gmail.com or 0499 416 158.

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per the Victorian Government announcement, our church is now open to a maximum of 75 worshippers. Weekday and weekend Masses have resumed. Bookings will only be taken for weekend Masses. Weekday Masses will be on a first come first serve basis. The trybooking link for booking weekend Masses is given below.
https://www.trybooking.com/BSBTW. Bookings open on a Monday and close on a Saturday at 10:00am.

REGISTRATION VIA QR CODE IS MANDATORY TO GAIN ENTRANCE TO OUR CHURCH AND CHURCH BUILDINGS

  • ALL people attending St. Peters MUST register using the QR Code.
  • Copies of QR Codes for Church attendance are displayed outside the church entrance to reduce overcrowding in the foyer.
  • There are different QR Codes for other areas around the Church. Please register using the appropriate code for the area you are visiting.
  • Arrive early to allow time to check in.
  • Volunteers will assist.

Everybody, including volunteers attending church (Masses, Baptisms, Prayer Meetings, etc.) must scan the QR code and provide contact details upon arrival. Below is our new QR Code. Use your phone to scan the code

St Peter Apostle Mission Parish New QR Code
Location code H35QQS

St Peters Church New QR Code 

 All parishioners using a smartphone can download the 'Service Victoria' app as it is mandatory across the State of Victoria. Cannot Scan? Please Download the Service Victoria app or visit https://service.vic.gov.au/check-in. Open the app and enter H35 QQS

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming the Sunday 10:30am Mass via our Facebook page and YouTube. Links below
Faceboook link – https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
YouTube link – https://youtu.be/WDHqVetvXpM

THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Thanksgiving envelopes and letters for the new financial year will be available for collection from the Church from this weekend 19/20 June 2021. Please start to use the new envelopes from the weekend of 3/4 July 2021.

DAILY/WEEKEND MASS INFORMATION

  • 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.
  • If you are unwell, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.

PIETY STALL
Kindly note that the Piety Stall will be open after all weekend masses. If you require to buy anything from the Piety Stall on weekdays, please contact Margaret Newman and she will be happy to open the Piety Stall after the weekday 8:30am mass.

ONLINE ROSARY ON ZOOM EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Join us for an online rosary led by parishioners praying for various intentions including the COVID situation, the sick and dying and those suffering from the impacts of the lockdown. Join in and invite your family and friends as we pray for our Lord’s blessings on our families and our parish community. Zoom details are:
Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670  Passcode: rosary

BIBLE STUDY
Session will be held this Monday 21st June from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Topic: Book of Acts Chapter 2 at Ray’s Centre, St James Parish. Enquiries to Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 or Francis Thomas 0401787372. 

TAKE THE WAY OF THE GOSPEL– TOGETHER WE PRAY
You are invited to take up the invitation from Archbishop Comensoli to pray for our Archdiocese as we begin the journey of 'Take the Way of the Gospel'. This significant time of discernment begins with prayer and with calling upon the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. You are invited to join in this weekly online prayer opportunity for our Archdiocese. To allow for differing availabilities, each week the same session will be run twice:

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Maureen Moynahan, K.L. Kurian, Fr Tony Micallef, Generosa Gregorio, Marcelino San Pedro Sr. Mary Batchelor, Fr. George Vanderkunnel, Benjamin D’Souza, Bianca Sungoh, Mercy Vivera, Liberato Gomez Jr., Fr. Royce Macedo, Victor Jeyarajah, Arfan Anthony, Alfred White, Aliakutty Lonappan, Angelina Gonna, Crispin Fernandes, Lydia Van Susteren, Sveto, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Noel Rego, Rita Cooray, Dorothy Prathapasinghe, Patrick Ryall, Lorraine & Terence Biber, Gregory Leech, John Kurvink, and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
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, Maria Kiloumis, Brian & Helen Kelly, Amira Saliba, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva, Haeday Riaca, Mayenne Gomez, Frank O’Brien, Lisa Tagala, Josiah Salesa, Gordon Newman, Esther Uwase  and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 27 June 2021

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza

Readers – 26/27 June 2021

  6:00pm Jeff Poppen
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 26/27 June 2021

  6:00pm D& J Roga / J. Tramontana / D. Fernandez
  8:30am KSC Minister / R. Johnson / A. Koek / Volunteer
10:30am E. Mills / D. Dalton / V. Firman / F. Aishweriya
  5:00pm G. Aldcroft / E. Angeles / I. Simangan / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 26/27 June 2021

  6:00pm St. Cecilia
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK

 


DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JUNE

 FAMILY ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE
SACRED HEART OF JESUS

We consecrate to You, O Jesus of Love, all the trials, joys and happiness of our family life, and we beseech You to grant peace and unity in our home, and to pour out Your blessings on all its members, absent and present, living and dead; and when one after the other we shall have gone into eternity, O Jesus may we find again our family united in Your Sacred Heart.  Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you; be my help. Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my Saviour!

1st Reading (Ezek 17:22-24)
A reading from the prophet Ezekiel.
The Lord says this: ‘From the top of the cedar, from the highest branch I will take a shoot and plant it myself on a very high mountain. I will plant it on the high mountain of Israel. It will sprout branches and bear fruit, and become a noble cedar. Every kind of bird will live beneath it, every winged creature rest in the shade of its branches. And every tree of the field will learn that I, the Lord, am the one who stunts tall trees and makes the low ones grow, who withers green trees and makes the withered green. I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do it.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Lord it is good to give thanks to you.

2nd Reading (2 Cor 5:6-10)
A reading from the second letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
We are always full of confidence when we remember that to live in the body means to be exiled from the Lord, going as we do by faith and not by sight – we are full of confidence, I say, and actually want to be exiled from the body and make our home with the Lord. Whether we are living in the body or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing him. For all the truth about us will be brought out in the law court of Christ, and each of us will get what he deserves for the things he did in the body, good or bad.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower; all who come to him will live for ever. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 4:26-34)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
Jesus said to the crowds: ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land. Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know. Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the crop is ready, he loses no time: he starts to reap because the harvest has come.’ He also said, ‘What can we say the kingdom of God is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a mustard seed which at the time of its sowing in the soil is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.’ Using many parables like these, he spoke the word to them, so far as they were capable of understanding it. He would not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything to his disciples when they were alone.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
There is one thing I ask of the Lord, only this do I seek: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

Next Week’s Readings
Job 38:1,8-11;   2 Cor 5:14-17;   Mk 4:35-41


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 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

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

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.
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.

 

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per the Victorian Government announcement, our church will open on Friday, 11 June 2021 to a maximum of 50 worshippers and we will resume weekday and weekend Masses.  Bookings will only be taken for weekend Masses.  Weekday Masses will be on a first come first serve basis. The trybooking link for this weekend and following weekend Masses is given below.
https://www.trybooking.com/BSBTW. Bookings for the weekend of 19/20 June will open on Monday 14 June at 9 am and close on Saturday 19 June at 10 am.

REGISTRATION VIA QR CODE IS MANDATORY TO GAIN ENTRANCE TO OUR CHURCH AND CHURCH BUILDINGS

  • ALL people attending St. Peters MUST register using the QR Code.
  • Copies of QR Codes for Church attendance are displayed outside the church entrance to reduce overcrowding in the foyer.
  • There are different QR Codes for other areas around the Church. Please register using the appropriate code for the area you are visiting.
  • Arrive early to allow time to check in.
  • Volunteers will assist.

Everybody, including volunteers attending church (Masses, Baptisms, Prayer Meetings, etc.) must scan the QR code and provide contact details upon arrival. Below is our new QR Code. Use your phone to scan the code

St Peter Apostle Mission Parish New QR Code
Location code H35QQS

St Peters Church New QR Code 

All parishioners using a smartphone can download the 'Service Victoria' app as it is mandatory across the State of Victoria. Cannot Scan? Please Download the Service Victoria app or visit https://service.vic.gov.au/check-in. Open the app and enter H35 QQS

CHANGE OF TIME FOR WEDNESDAY CONFESSION
Please note that CONFESSIONS ON A WEDNESDAY WILL NOW BE HELD AT 6:30PM followed by Mass and Novena as usual.

DAILY/WEEKEND MASS INFORMATION

  • 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.
  • If you are unwell, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.

ST. PETER'S PARISH FEAST MASS – SATURDAY 26TH JUNE 6:00PM
Depending on Covid-19 restrictions being lifted, Archbishop Peter Comensoli will visit our parish to celebrate the feast of our Patron Saint, St. Peter at the 6:00pm Mass on Saturday, 26th June.

ROSTERS FOR LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the Hall.

ONLINE ROSARY ON ZOOM EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Join us for an online rosary led by parishioners praying for various intentions including the COVID situation, the sick and dying and those suffering from the impacts of the lockdown. Join in and invite your family and friends as we pray for our Lord’s blessings on our families and our parish community. Zoom details are:
Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670  Passcode: rosary

TAKE THE WAY OF THE GOSPEL – TOGETHER WE PRAY
You are invited to take up the invitation from Archbishop Comensoli to pray for our Archdiocese as we begin the journey of 'Take the Way of the Gospel'. This significant time of discernment begins with prayer and with calling upon the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. You are invited to join in this weekly online prayer opportunity for our Archdiocese. To allow for differing availabilities, each week the same session will be run twice:

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
FREE online Open Day Information Sessions “Getting Started in Theology”. Attend one of our 3 Online sessions in June. Each session will outline how to get started and how to plan study that matches the ministry needs of potential students. Book via our website:
https://ctc.edu.au/news-and-events/open-days/

MARY MacKILLOP HERITAGE CENTRE, EAST MELBOURNE have reopened services for parishes, schools and community groups. A Museum, Walking tour of Mary MacKillop Heritage trail and Mary’s birth place, Meeting rooms, Contemplation area and chapel, Gift shop, Accommodation, Retreats, Tea & coffee. Opening hours from 9am to 5pm. They also welcome volunteers. For more information contact Ted.Javernik@sosj.org.au or call 9926 9300 / 0419 513 184.

RERUM NOVARUM TO LAUDATO SI: The Relevance of Catholic Social Teaching to Winning Government
Join Fr. Frank Brennan in a ZOOM Forum on Tuesday, 15th June, 7:30pm to 8:30pm. ZOOM information will be provided upon RSVP to johnojohnsonforum@gmail.com.

'MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION' (VIA ZOOM), Saturday 19 June 2021, 10am-3pm (AEST). When we are present to the 'now', centredness and relaxation become a natural part of life, and we know how to act from a heart of love. This is a day of reflection in the practice of Mindfulness & Meditation, and we invite you to come prepared to be still and journey within. Facilitated by Paola Cheng. Cost $50. Book and pay via website www.heartoflife.melbourne or email info@heartoflife.melbourne.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Sr. Mary Batchelor, Fr. George Vanderkunnel, Benjamin D’Souza, Bianca Sungoh, Mercy Vivera, Liberato Gomez Jr., Fr. Royce Macedo, Victor Jeyarajah, Edith Shaw, Arfan Anthony, Alfred White, Aliakutty Lonappan, Angelina Gonna, Crispin Fernandes, Bruna Santi, Narayanasamy, Ricardo Santos, Corazon Buenaflor, Vicente Alberto, Loleng Villanueva, Lydia Van Susteren, Rose Saliba, Mariese Kala, Terry Giles, Sveto, Rajapu Pothireddy, Fr Cormac Nagle, Nilo Martin Maniwang, Lynus Lobo, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Emmanuel Viktor Cea, Louis Farrugia, Cyriac and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
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, Brian & Helen Kelly, Amira Saliba, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva, Maureen Moynahan, Haeday Riaca, Mayenne Gomez and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 20 June 2021

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 19/20 June 2021

  6:00pm Joan Ocampo
  8:30am Sharon D’Silva
10:30am Meresiana Peters
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 19/20 June 2021

  6:00pm G. Linning / Sally DiB / S. Fernando / S. Joseph
  8:30am M. Nelthropp / R. Hibbert / A. Vesty / Karen F.
10:30am C. Peters / S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortego / G. Siccita
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry – 19/20 June 2021

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

 

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JUNE
ANIMA CHRISTI

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints and with Thy angels
Forever and ever
Amen


Entrance Antiphon
He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock.

1st Reading (Ex 24:3-8)
A reading from the book of Exodus.
Moses went and told the people all the commands of the Lord and all the ordinances. In answer, all the people said with one voice, ‘We will observe all the commands that the Lord has decreed.’ Moses put all the commands of the Lord into writing, and early next morning he built an altar at the foot of the mountain, with twelve standing-stones for the twelve tribes of Israel. Then he directed certain young Israelites to offer holocausts and to immolate bullocks to the Lord as communion sacrifices. Half of the blood Moses took up and put into basins, the other half he cast on the altar. And taking the Book of the Covenant he read it to the listening people, and they said, ‘We will observe all that the Lord has decreed; we will obey.’ Then Moses took the blood and cast it towards the people. This’ he said ‘is the blood of the Covenant that the Lord has made with you, containing all these rules.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.

2nd Reading (Heb 9:11-15)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.
Now Christ has come, as the high priest of all the blessings which were to come. He has passed through the greater, the more perfect tent, which is better than the one made by men’s hands because it is not of this created order; and he has entered the sanctuary once and for all, taking with him not the blood of goats and bull calves, but his own blood, having won an eternal redemption for us. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer are sprinkled on those who have incurred defilement and they restore the holiness of their outward lives; how much more effectively the blood of Christ, who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice to God through the eternal Spirit, can purify our inner self from dead actions so that we do our service to the living God. He brings a new covenant, as the mediator, only so that the people who were called to an eternal inheritance may actually receive what was promised: his death took place to cancel the sins that infringed the earlier covenant.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! I am the living bread from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 14:12-16, 22-26)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was sacrificed, his disciples said to Jesus, ‘Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?’ So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the city and you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him, and say to the owner of the house which he enters, “The Master says: Where is my dining room in which I can eat the Passover with my disciples?” He will show you a large upper room furnished with couches, all prepared. Make the preparations for us there,’ The disciples set out and went to the city and found everything as he had told them, and prepared the Passover. And as they were eating he took some bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to them. ‘Take it,’ he said ‘this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had returned thanks he gave it to them, and all drank from it, and he said to them, ‘This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, which is to be poured out for many. I tell you solemnly, I shall not drink any more wine until the day I drink the new wine in the kingdom of God.’ After psalms had been sung they left for the Mount of Olives.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.

Next Week’s Readings
Ezek 17:22-24;   2 Cor 5:6-10;   Mk 4:26-34

Feasts of the Week
Fri, 11 June - Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sat, 12 June - Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary  


PARISH NEWS

CHANGE OF TIME FOR WEDNESDAY CONFESSION
Please note that on our return to church, CONFESSIONS ON A WEDNESDAY WILL NOW BE HELD AT 6:30PM followed by Mass and Novena as usual.

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 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

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

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.

 

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY (KNK) 26TH ANNIVERSARY
Parishioners are invited to attend the 26th Anniversary of our parish Charismatic group on Saturday 12th June. The program will include Adoration and Praise & Worship starting at 1:00pm, followed by Thanksgiving Mass at 1.30pm and fellowship. Please note that the above is subject to change, based on Covid-19 restriction guidelines.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING
As a result of the current lockdown, we are unable to hold the Baptism Formation Meeting in Church. The meeting will now be held on ZOOM on Monday, 7th June at 7:00pm. If you would like to attend the meeting, the ZOOM details are below. If not, the next meeting will be held on Monday 5th July at 7:00pm. Depending on restrictions, the July meeting may be held either in Church or on ZOOM.
Monday 7th June, Join Zoom Meeting at 7:00pm
https://zoom.us/j/99467621751?pwd=MEdDTU9keWlTNXErSXFPSEZyamQ5Zz09
Meeting ID: 994 6762 1751
Passcode: Baptism

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
Our church is now closed due to the Victoria-wide ‘circuit-breaker lockdown’ until 11.59pm, Thursday 10 June unless otherwise notified. Parish facilities, such as the Community Centre, Theatrette, Meeting room, etc, cannot be opened during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff will be working from home, Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit
the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au or
parish Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Mass during the current lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am and Sunday 10:30am. Sunday 6th June 10.30am Mass will also be available on Youtube, link as follows https://youtu.be/zhsGgrryKhM

!!! IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ !!!

ON RETURN TO CHURCH
MANDATORY USE OF VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT QR CODE SERVICE
The Victorian Government has moved to a single QR Code Covid-19 check-in system. Everybody, including volunteers attending church (Masses, Baptisms, Prayer Meetings, etc.) must scan the QR code and provide contact details upon arrival. Below is our new QR Code. Use your phone to scan the code
St Peter Apostle Mission Parish New QR Code
Location code H35QQS

 St Peters Church New QR Code

All parishioners using a smartphone can download the 'Service Victoria' app as it is mandatory across the State of Victoria.

Cannot Scan? Please Download the Service Victoria app or visit https://service.vic.gov.au/check-in. Open the app and enter H35 QQS

  • 100% of all people attending St. Peters MUST sign in using the QR Code.
  • Copies of QR Codes for Church attendance are displayed outside the church entrance to reduce overcrowding in the foyer.
  • There are different QR codes for other areas around the Church. Please sign in using the appropriate code for the area you are visiting.
  • Arrive early to allow time to check in.
  • Volunteers will provide assistance.

DAILY/WEEKEND MASS INFORMATION WHEN WE RETURN TO CHURCH

  • 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.
  • If you are unwell, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.

ONLINE ROSARY ON ZOOM EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM (COMMENCING JUNE 8)
Join us for an online rosary led by parishioners praying for various intentions including the COVID situation, those who are sick and dying and those suffering from the impacts of the lockdown. Join in and invite your family and friends as we pray for our Lord’s blessings on our families and our parish community.
Zoom details are:
Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670
Passcode: rosary
MARY MacKILLOP HERITAGE CENTRE, EAST MELBOURNE have reopened services for parishes, schools and community groups. A Museum, Walking tour of Mary MacKillop Heritage trail and Mary’s birth place, Meeting rooms, Contemplation area and chapel, Gift shop, Accommodation, Retreats, Tea & coffee. Opening hours from 9am to 5pm. They also welcome volunteers. For more information contact Ted.Javernik@sosj.org.au or call 9926 9300 / 0419 513 184.

RERUM NOVARUM TO LAUDATO SI: The Relevance of Catholic Social Teaching to Winning Government
Join Fr. Frank Brennan in a ZOOM Forum on Tuesday, 15th June, 7:30pm to 8:30pm. ZOOM information will be provided upon RSVP to johnojohnsonforum@gmail.com.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr. George Vanderkunnel, Benjamin D’Souza, Fr. Royce Macedo, Victor Jeyarajah, Arfan Anthony, Alfred White Aliakutty Lonappan, Angelina Gonna, Crispin Fernandes, Bruna Santi, Narayanasamy, Ricardo Santos, Corazon Buenaflor, Vicente Alberto, Loleng Villanueva, Alfred White, Lydia Van Susteren, Rose Saliba, Mariese Kala, Terry Giles, Sveto, Rajapu Pothireddy, Fr Cormac Nagle, Nilo Martin Maniwang, Lynus Lobo, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Clifford Mills, Eric Billing, Juliana Gonzalez Domingo, Garnette De Rozario, Lina Musumeci, Mark Demicoli and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
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, Brian & Helen Kelly, Amira Saliba, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva, Maureen Moynahan, Haeday Riaca and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 13 June 2021

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 12/13 June 2021

  6:00pm Yvette Mohan
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 12/13 June 2021

  6:00pm Praful A. / K. Lan Pham / S. D’Silva / Volunteer
  8:30am R. Johnson / S. Joseph / N&N Gooneratne
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / B. Keane / V. Firman
  5:00pm E. Angeles / G. Aldcroft / Volunteers X 2

Music Ministry – 12/13 June 2021

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ

 


 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR MAY
Prayer to the Holy TRINITY

Glory be to the Father, who by His almighty power and love created me, making me in the image and likeness of God.

Glory be to the Son, who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell, and opened for me the gates of heaven.

Glory be to the Holy Spirit, who has sanctified me in the sacrament of Baptism, and continues to sanctify me by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.

Glory be to the three adorable Persons of the Holy Trinity, now and forever.

Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
Blest be God the Father, and the Only Begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit, for he has shown us his merciful love.

1st Reading (Deut 4:32-34, 39-40)
A reading from the book of Deuteronomy.
Moses said to the people: ‘Put this question to the ages that are past, that went before you, from the time God created man on earth: Was there ever a word so majestic, from one end of heaven to the other? Was anything ever heard? Did ever a people hear the voice of the living God speaking from the heart of the fire, as you heard it, and remain alive? Has any god ventured to take to himself one nation from the midst of another by ordeals, signs, wonders, war with mighty hand and outstretched arm, by fearsome terrors – all this that the Lord your God did for you before your eyes in Egypt? ‘Understand this today, therefore, and take it to heart: the Lord is God indeed, in heaven above as on earth beneath, he and no other. Keep his laws and commandments as I give them to you today, so that you and your children may prosper and live long in the land that the Lord your God gives you for ever.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

2nd Reading (Rom 8:14-17)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans.
Everyone moved by the Spirit is a son of God. The spirit you received is not the spirit of slaves bringing fear into your lives again; it is the spirit of sons, and it makes us cry out, ‘Abba, Father!’ The Spirit himself and our spirit bear united witness that we are children of God. And if we are children we are heirs as well: heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, sharing his sufferings so as to share his glory.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: to God who is, who was, and who is to come. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mt 28:16-20)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

The eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Since you are children of God, God has sent into your hearts the Spirit of his Son, the Spirit who cries out: Abba, Father.

Next Week’s Readings
Ex 24:3-8;   Heb 9:11-15;   Mk 14:12-16, 22-26

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 31 May - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tue, 1 June - St. Justin
Thu, 3 June - Charles Lwanga & Companions
Sat, 5 June - St. Boniface


PARISH NEWS

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
Our church is now closed due to the Victoria-wide ‘circuit-breaker lockdown’, a 7-day lockdown, from 11.59pm, Thursday 27 May until 11.59pm, Thursday 3 June unless otherwise notified. Parish facilities, such as the Community Centre, Theatrette, Meeting room, etc, cannot be opened during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff will be working from home from Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au or parish Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Mass during the 7-day lockdown’ through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/

Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am and Sunday 10:30am

30 May, Sunday 10.30 am Mass will also be available on Youtube, link as follows https://youtu.be/-To3T25zYo4.

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 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.

 

CHANGE OF TIME FOR WEDNESDAY CONFESSION
Please note that COMMENCING WEDNESDAY, 2ND JUNE, CONFESSIONS WILL NOW BE HELD AT 6:30PM followed by Mass and Novena as usual.

!!! IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ !!!

MANDATORY USE OF VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT QR CODE SERVICE
On 7 May, the Victorian Government announced that it is moving to a single QR Code Covid-19 check-in system. By Friday, 28th May all Parishes must be switched over to this Service. Everybody, including volunteers attending church (Masses, Baptisms, Prayer Meetings, etc.) must scan the QR code and provide contact details upon arrival. Below is our new QR Code. Use your phone to scan the code

St Peter Apostle Mission Parish New QR Code
Location code H35QQS

St Peters Church New QR Code

All parishioners using a smartphone can download the 'Service Victoria' app as it is mandatory across the State of Victoria.

Cannot Scan? Please Download the Service Victoria app or visit https://service.vic.gov.au/check-in. Open the app and enter H35 QQS

  • 100% of all people attending St. Peters MUST sign in using the QR Code.
  • Copies of QR Codes for Church attendance are displayed outside the church entrance to reduce overcrowding in the foyer.
  • There are different QR codes for other areas around the Church. Please sign in using the appropriate code for the area you are visiting.
  • Arrive early to allow time to check in.
  • Volunteers will provide assistance.

DAILY/WEEKEND MASS INFORMATION

  • 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.
  • If you are unwell, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.

THANK YOU FR. FRANK BUHAGIAR from all the parishioners here at St. Peters for your prayerful and loving care for all of us during Fr. Vincent’s absence.  We look forward to your next visit to our parish. Thank you also to the volunteers for leading the Liturgy of the Word and Communion service during the last two weeks.

ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the Hall. Please collect your copy when you attend Mass.

CORPUS CHRISTI FEAST - SUNDAY 6TH JUNE
To celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday 6th June at 8:00am, reciting of the Rosary followed by a short procession of the Monstrance in the Church and concluding with Benediction. Mass will commence at 8:30am as usual. Please join us to celebrate this beautiful Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY (KNK) 26TH ANNIVERSARY
Parishioners are invited to attend the 26th Anniversary of our parish Charismatic group on Saturday 12th June. The program will include Adoration and Praise & Worship starting at 1pm, followed by Thanksgiving Mass at 1.30pm and fellowship.

MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
As required by our Archdiocese each year, there was a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May this year. Thank you to the dedicated team of volunteers for your support and help every weekend in May to complete the Mass count and to all our parishioners for your co-operation.

HEALING MASS
We welcome the return of our Healing Mass starting on Saturday 5th June from 1:30pm. This will include Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Praise & Worship, Rosary & Divine Mercy Prayers, Healing Praying over or laying of hands, Eucharistic Mass and fellowship. This Healing Service is subject to the current Covid Safe Guidelines.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.00pm in the Theatrette in St Peter Apostle Mission Parish. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at francispthomas@hotmail.com or 0401787372 or Evelyn Stowers at stowersjulian@gmail.com or 0499416158.

THANK YOU
St Peter’s Young Adults ministry would like to thank everyone who came to the movie night last Saturday. Thanks for your continued support. We collected $314.00 towards the expenses of our ongoing activities. THANK YOU!!

NEW AUXILIARY BISHOPS APPOINTED FOR MELBOURNE
It is with great joy that the Archdiocese of Melbourne shares the news of Pope Francis’ appointment of new Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Melbourne – the Reverend Monsignor Anthony Ireland and the Reverend Father Martin Ashe. The new Bishops will join Bishop Terry Curtin who will generously continue in his role as Auxiliary Bishop and Episcopal Vicar for the Northern Region of the Archdiocese. The Episcopal Ordination is expected to take place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne towards the end of July. St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish warmly welcome Bishop-elect Ireland and Bishop-elect Ashe and offer our prayers for them as they begin this new path in their ministerial lives.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Angelina Gonna, Crispin Fernandes, Bruna Santi, Narayanasamy, Ricardo Santos, Corazon Buenaflor, Vicente Alberto, Loleng Villanueva, Alfred White, Lydia Van Susteren, Rose Saliba, Mariese Kala, Terry Giles, Sveto, Rajapu Pothireddy, Fr Cormac Nagle, Nilo Martin Maniwang, Lynus Lobo, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Mary Crough, Richard Green, Clarissa Ditan, James & Thomas Prathapasinghe, Kathleen Mulquiney, Anna Lucia Herrera, Mary Borg, Somadasa Withana Arachchi and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
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, Brian & Helen Kelly, Amira Saliba, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 6 June 2021

Kevin McLoughlin / Derrick Netto / Toni Alexander

Readers – 5/6 June 2021

  6:00pm Davy Fernandez
  8:30am Catherine Graham
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 5/6 June 2021

  6:00pm H. Durski / Josie T. / G. Aldcroft / S. Martis
  8:30am E. Stowers / C. D’Souza / G. Sharman / S. Vaz
10:30am J. Quinless / R. Hibbert / C&M Peters
  5:00pm A. Koek / E. Angeles / G. Siccita. / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 5/6 June 2021

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm FilOz