DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR NOVEMBER
Prayer for Youth
God our 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.
How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour. To him belong glory and power for ever and ever.
1st Reading (2 Sam 5:1-3)
A reading from the second book of Samuel.
All the tribes of Israel then came to David at Hebron. ‘Look’ they said ‘we are your own flesh and blood. In days past when Saul was our king, it was you who led Israel in all their exploits; and the Lord said to you, “You are the man who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you shall be the leader of Israel.”’ So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a pact with them at Hebron in the presence of the Lord, and they anointed David king of Israel.
The Word of the Lord.
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord
2nd Reading (Col 1:12-20)
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Colossians.
We give thanks to the Father who has made it possible for you to join the saints and with them to inherit the light. Because that is what he has done: he has taken us out of the power of darkness and created a place for us in the kingdom of the Son that he loves, and in him, we gain our freedom, the forgiveness of our sins. He is the image of the unseen God and the first-born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible, Thrones, Dominations, Sovereignties, Powers – all things were created through him and for him. Before anything was created, he existed, and he holds all things in unity. Now the Church is his body, he is its head. As he is the Beginning, he was first to be born from the dead, so that he should be first in every way; because God wanted all perfection to be found in him and all things to be reconciled through him and for him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, when he made peace by his death on the cross.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed is he who inherits the kingdom of David our father; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Alleluia!
Gospel (Lk 23:35-43)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
The people stayed there before the cross watching Jesus. As for the leaders, they jeered at him. ‘He saved others,’ they said ‘let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.’ The soldiers mocked him too, and when they approached to offer him vinegar they said, ‘If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.’ Above him there was an inscription: ‘This is the King of the Jews.’ One of the criminals hanging there abused him. ‘Are you not the Christ?’ he said. ‘Save yourself and us as well.’ But the other spoke up and rebuked him. ‘Have you no fear of God at all?’ he said. ‘You got the same sentence as he did, but in our case we deserved it: we are paying for what we did. But this man has done nothing wrong. Jesus,’ he said ‘remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ ‘Indeed, I promise you,’ he replied ‘today you will be with me in paradise.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
The Lord sits as King for ever. The Lord will bless his people with peace
Next Week’s Readings
Is 2:1-5; Rom 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 21 Nov - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tue, 22 - Nov St. Cecilia
Thu, 24 Nov - St. Andrew Dung-Lac
WEEKLY PARISH DATES
9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.
10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 1st and 3rd Sundays.
After 5:00pm Mass – Youth Group for youth 12 to 17 yrs. Meet in Church Hall on 2nd and 4th Sundays.
6:00pm in Theatrette – Young Adults (SPYA) meet 1st and 3rd Sundays. More info contact Raoul on 0411057080.
7:00pm to 8:15pm – Bible Study on zoom, Monday 21st November. Meeting ID: 91984220776 Passcode: bible Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372
7:00pm - Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 89320421399 Passcode: rosary
7:00pm - RCIA Meeting in Theatrette. Contact Francis Thomas 0401787372 or Dario Carreno 0438525148.
7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.
7:00pm to 8:15pm - Mass & Adoration
2:30pm to 4:00pm - St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship in Church.
1.30pm to 4:00pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month. Next Healing Mass on Saturday 3rd December 2022.
12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm. The next Baptism Preparation Meeting on Monday 5th December at 7:00pm in Church.
FR. VINCENT AWAY
Parishioners, please note that Fr. Vincent will be away from 21-24 Nov and 28-30 Nov. During this time, Masses will be held as normal except for Wednesday 23rd November when there is NO MORNING MASS. At 7:00pm, there will be aLiturgy of the Word / Communion Service conducted by Dcn. Royden D’Souza, followed by Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Succour.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Michele Tilloca, Penelope Holt and Lucas Marip 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.
THE PIETY STORE will be selling Christmas items after the 8:30am and 10:30 masses this Sunday, 20 November. Come and browse and pick yourself a bargain.
PAULINE BOOKS AND MEDIA – RESOURCE DISPLAY 26/27 NOVEMBER
The Daughters of St. Paul will hold a sale of religious books/resources after all weekend Masses on 26/27 November. Come and have a browse and purchase some great gifts for Christmas.
PASTORAL LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP PETER COMENSOLI
Archbishop Peter Comensoli has written a pastoral letter entitled 'Welcome Home', encouraging us to gather together again at Mass and explaining some changes regarding our Sunday and Holy Day obligations and the streaming of Masses. Copy of the letter is placed on the church notice board and is available at the following link https://melbournecatholic.org/news/welcome-home-a-pastoral-letter-from-archbishop-comensoli.
THE BISHOPS OF VICTORIA have written to the Catholic community in Victoria to provide an election guide designed to help Catholics consider and navigate key issues of significance, particularly those related to the common good. You are invited to read the guide and to prayerfully discern how your vote can contribute to the common good. The guide can be found at www.melbournecatholic.org/stateelection2022.The letter is also on the noticeboard in the hall.
ADVENT ANOINTING FOR HEALING MASS – TUESDAY 6TH DEC 11:00AM FOLLOWED BY LUNCH
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly are invited to attend our annual Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday 6th December at 11:00am. There will be a light luncheon after Mass hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary. If you are aware of anyone who wishes to be anointed but is too ill to attend this Mass, kindly ask them to contact the Parish Office and Father will visit them at home at a suitable time.
RED WEDNESDAY, 23RD NOVEMBER 2022
You are invited to a Red Wednesday Prayer Vigil at St Patrick’s Cathedral on 23rd November, 7.30pm. Joining many other cathedrals and churches around the world, St Patrick’s will be floodlit in red on this night. Red Wednesday is an international initiative of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). It is a day to stand up for faith and freedom; to gather and pray for the 200+ million Christians who are persecuted for their faith. You can also visit www.aidtochurch.org/RedWednesday to learn more. Below is a prayer for Persecuted Christians.
Prayer for Persecuted Christians.
Lord Jesus Christ, as the Good Shepherd, You call all people to yourself, but You also warned us that following You would not be easy. Today, many Christians suffer and are persecuted for love of You. In them, You continue Your passion for the redemption of the world. It is a grace to carry the cross with them. Grant us love, courage and a readiness to sacrifice so that we can aid and console our brothers and sisters in faith. Fill us with your merciful love for one another, that we may also bless our enemies and forgive them. Thus, we want to joyfully testify to Your presence in the world and find fullness of life in You.
SPIRITUAL RETREAT THURSDAY 24TH & FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Please join us for a two-day Spiritual Retreat in our church, hosted by Fr. Roni George VC from Divine Retreat Centre, Sydney. As we are approaching the season of Advent, this is a great opportunity to take time out from our busy schedules and nourish our spiritual well-being in preparation for Christmas. All are welcome.
YOUTH SUNDAY – 20TH NOVEMBER 2022
St Peter’s Young Adults would like to invite all our youth and young families to join at the 5:00pm Youth mass this Sunday 20 November to celebrate Youth Sunday. There will be an evening tea for all and the Young Adults would love to have a chat with you! See you there!
ST VINCENT DE PAUL GIVING TREE
To enable us to make up hampers to brighten Christmas for needy, struggling families in our area please take a tag from the tree and return donated items to the baskets under the tree latest by Sunday 11th December. Please also return the tags. A Christmas card with your food gifts lets a family know you are thinking of them this joyous season. If you know of any families in need of a little help at this time, please contact the parish office. Enquiries to 0433710310. Thank you for your support.
LADIES AUXILLARY 50TH ANNIVERSARY MASS, SUNDAY 11TH DEC 10:30AM FOLLOWED BY MORNING TEA
Please join us for this special Mass as we acknowledge and celebrate the amazing contribution these wonderful Ladies have done for our Parish over the past 50 Years. We give thanks to all past and present members who have worked tirelessly giving of their time and talents. Could you please bring a plate of savoury/sweet finger food to share for fellowship after Mass.
We pray for Geoffrey Nellis, Elisabeth Schlemitz, Carmel Formosa, Leslie Lawrence, John Bosco Pereira, Chinnamma Cheripuram, Albert Lopez, Suzi Saptari, Moira Leeson, Constantine Vassallo, William D’Sa, Bevis Peacock, Mary Stivala, Andrew Burian, Mathukutty & Vince Mathew Tharamangalam, Eduardo Viloria, Lourdes Regamat, Wayne Lord, Maria Camilleri, Dexter Martin, Mercedes Manuel, Jojo Rondilla, Rita Mangion, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Claude Barber, Michael Lewis, Lorenza Pedayo, Edward Palmer, Loreta Sotelo, Miroslav Hledik and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Sean Donaldson, Wilfredo Villareal, Helen Kelly, Gordon Newman, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Jean Cameron, Arturo Bacani, Vivienne Gantar, Magda Symons, Malia Kautai, Lindsay Coates, Violet Lawrence, Yvonne Caruana, Robert Martinez, Charlotte D’Souza, Johny Gregory, John Parol, Mavis D’Cruz, Mary Cassar, Tae Yoon Jim, Jeffrey Dalton, Maureen Wilson, Lito Alinea, Clint D’Souza, Sandra Farrelly, P P Davies, Eli Simangan, Kevin Suares, Loan Nguyen, Lise Donaldson, Joaquin Romero, , Annette O’Brien, Ronnie & Ramon Dayao, Candice Sohal, Cecilia Lazum Htu Bu, Rohan Abeysundera, Charlie Saliba, Alster Firth and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 27 Nov 22
|Kitty Stuttard/Eileen Lewis/Bonny D’Souza/Rosemary Hibbert
Readers – 26/27 Nov 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 26/27 Nov 22
|B. Fernandes / N. Golaw / Josie T. / G. Linning
|KSC Minister / K. English / R. Johnson / S. Vaz
|M&C Peters / F. Aishweriya / Volunteer
|E. Angeles / I. Simangan / A. Koek / G. Siccita
Music Ministry –26/27 Nov 22