DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR APRIL
PRAYER FOR EASTER
On this Easter Day, we celebrate the empty tomb and Jesus’s resurrection but think also of our brothers and sisters in need. We lift them up as we pray in Jesus’s name.
As we celebrate Jesus’s victory over death, we pray, O Heavenly Father, that You be near to us and continue to guide us until we join in the unending celebration in heaven. In Your name we pray. Amen.
I have risen, and I am with you still, alleluia. You have laid your hand upon me, alleluia. Too wonderful for me, this knowledge, alleluia, alleluia!
1st Reading (Acts 10:34, 37-43)
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
Peter addressed Cornelius and his household: ‘You must have heard about the recent happenings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil. Now I, and those with me, can witness to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and in Jerusalem itself: and also to the fact that they killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet three days afterwards God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen, not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those witnesses – we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the dead – and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to tell them that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead. It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.’
The Word of the Lord.
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.
2nd Reading (Col 3:1-4)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians.
Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand. Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ is revealed – and he is your life – you too will be revealed in all your glory with him.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Christ has become our paschal sacrifice; let us feast with joy in the Lord. Alleluia!
Gospel (Jn 20:1-9)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
(It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’ So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture that he must rise from the dead.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed, alleluia; therefore let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread of purity and truth, alleluia, alleluia.
Next Week’s Readings
Acts 5:12-16; Rev 1:9-13, 17-19; Jn 20:19-31
May your faith in the Lord be your strength
May His blessings be with you on this holy day and always
from All at the Parish Office
|HOLY SATURDAY, 16 APRIL
8:30am to 9:30am Confessions (NO MORNING MASS)
7:30pm – Easter Vigil Mass
|EASTER SUNDAY, 17 APRIL
8:30am & 10:30am Masses
1:15pm Spanish Mass, 3:00pm Myanmar Mass
N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY
|DIVINE MERCY NOVENA TIMETABLE|
|Good Friday, 15 April – After 3:00pm Service
Holy Saturday, 16 April – 7:10pm (before Easter Vigil Mass)
Sunday 17 April – 8:10am (before 8:30am Mass)
Monday 18 April – After 8:30am Communion Service
Tuesday 19 April – After 8:30am Mass
Wednesday 20 April – After 8:30am Communion Service
Thursday 21 April/Friday 22 April – After 8:30am Mass
Saturday 23 April – After 9:00am Mass
|DIVINE MERCY FEAST, SUNDAY, 24 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am 5:00pm – Normal Sunday Masses
2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confession
3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass
Every Saturday – After 9:00am Mass
Every Wednesday – 6:30pm
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.
6:00pm in Theatrette – Young Adults SPYA meet 1st and 3rd Sundays. More info contact Raoul on 0411057080.
|Mondays||Bible study sessions resume after Easter. For details contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452/Francis Thomas 0401787372|
7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399 Passcode: rosary
7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.
7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration|
2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship in Church.
1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month.
|Baptisms||12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm. The next Baptism Prep Meeting will be on Monday 2 May at 7:00pm in the Community Centre.|
FR VINCENT ON ANNUAL LEAVE
Fr. Vincent will be away on annual leave from Monday 18th April until Friday 13th May 2022. During this time Fr. Alex Clemente and Fr. Wilford Urmaza will celebrate weekday and weekend Masses. Please make them welcome. Kindly note there will be a Liturgy of the Word & Communion Service on Monday, 18 April at 8:30am and Wednesday, 20 April at 8:30am. All services will be held as normal in Fr. Vincent’s absence. We wish Fr Vincent a safe and restful holiday!!
WELCOME TO OUR PARISH COMMUNITY
We welcome our Catechumen Heather Paxton who receives the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation and Candidates Riya Simon and Fritz Chisholm who receive the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, 16th April 2022.
PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A box has been placed outside the Sacristy for the return of Project Compassion boxes, or you can return them to Kamal or Bro. Tue. Thank you.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – 24TH APRIL, 2022
To celebrate this Feast, there will be Exposition, Adoration and Confession commencing at 2:00pm. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited at 3:00pm (the hour of Mercy), followed by Mass. Please note that the 5:00pm Sunday Mass will be celebrated as usual.
ANOINTING FIRE CATHOLIC MINISTRIES (AFCM) AUSTRALIA is organising a Vehicle Rally to commemorate the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday 24th April, starting from Cathedral Place, Melbourne at 10:30am. The rally will finish at Divine Mercy Shrine, 337 Greens Rd., Keysborough. The purpose of the event is to proclaim the divine mercy of Lord Jesus and exalt His name for veneration. We invite everyone to join this wonderful mission.
ANZAC DAY REMEMBRANCE – MONDAY 25TH APRIL, 8:30AM
Please join us for this special Communion Service/Liturgy of the Word which commemorates the sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand military personnel who died during the war. The Ode, the Last Post, a minute’s silence, Lest we Forget, the Roust and the National Anthem will be included.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
As a growing number of people are asking for help with food, we would appreciate if you could donate non-perishable food items to assist us in helping struggling families. Items can be left at the back of the church just outside the Sacristy. Thank you in advance.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FILIPINO MASS (choir, altar, readers, etc.). Please email: email@example.com if you can help.
3RD EDITION of St. Peter Young Adults (SPYA) Magazine releasing 17th April. Purpose of the magazine is to engage and encourage young adults of the community to share, testify and learn more about the great work of our God. We plan to regularly share new articles, testimonies and stories relating to the work of God. The SPYA magazine will be released online to the SPYA and Parish Facebook page and attached to the weekly Bulletin. Printed copies will available during the weekend masses (1 copy per family). We welcome anyone to join and participate in the magazine to inspire the young community around us. Please feel free to email us at SPYAmagazine2020@hotmail.com.
APPEAL FOR UKRAINE – EMERGENCY RELIEF
Salesian Missions Australia has launched an Emergency Appeal to aid the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB’s) in Ukraine and surrounding communities in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic to bring aid to refugees. To help support refugees you may wish to donate via: Salesian Missions Australia, PO Box 264, Ascot Vale, Vic. 3032. website https://salesianmissionsaustralia.org.au/donate/ukrainian-refugee-crisis.
Phone: 03 9377 6060 (Mon-Thur 9am – 3pm).
YOUNG ADULTS OF THE WEST!
Get together with other young people from the local area for Mass, dinner and a conversation with Bishop Martin Ashe, Auxiliary Bishop of the Western Region. This will be an awesome opportunity to meet other young Catholics from across the West and share with Bishop Martin Ashe your hopes, dreams and expectations for the future of the Church. Join us for Mass, Dinner and Conversation with Bishop Martin Ashe at St Peter Apostle Mission Parish on Sunday 1st May at 5:00pm (what about numbers for catering - is the office taking calls?
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Aye Ko, Marion Anderson, Pedro Lopez, Joe Sarteschi, Varisto Camilleri, Sylvia Aldersea, Concetta Cernaz, R. Rajabushanam, Phillip Binney, Kevin Hynes, Fr. Josip Vranješ, Phylis Rosario, Aurea Delos Santos, Rina Smith, Cristina Valdez, Esther Arnold, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.
We pray for Ann Marie Medel, Leonor Dela-Pena, Henry Lewis, Christopher Hart, Michael Buttigieg, James D’Silva, Anthony Borg, Jose Golaw, Manuel Laserna, Diana Fernandez and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Wilfredo Villareal, Brian & Helen Kelly, Gordon Newman, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Adrian McGill, Jean Cameron, Jay Lawless, Baby Sora, Arturo Bacani, Vivienne Gantar, Magda Symons, Bill Thomas, Trevor D’Souza, Malia Kautai, Lindsay Coates, Kim Nguyen, Violet Lawrence, Joseph Mathew, Paul Thomas, Divya Fernandes, Theresa D’Costa, Robert Martinez, Adrian McGill and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 24 Apr 22
|K. Stuttard / E. Lewis / B. D’Souza / R. Hibbert|
Readers – 23/24 Apr 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 23/24 Apr 22
|6:00pm||S. Joseph / A. Vesty / S. Martis|
|8:30am||KSC Minister / K. English / Volunteer|
|10:30am||R. Hibbert / B. Fernandes / Volunteer|
|5:00pm||I. Simangan / E. Angeles / Volunteer|
Music Ministry – 23/24 Apr 22