Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord 2022

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR APRIL
PRAYER FOR PEACE & JUSTICE IN UKRAINE

God of peace and justice, who change the hardened heart and break the power of violence, we entrust the people of Ukraine to you.

Protect them in this time of peril; let them know not death but life; not slavery but freedom.

You are Father of all; we are brothers and sisters.

Give us the strength to live that truth in love, choosing peace not war.

Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
Hosanna in the highest! Blessed are you, who have come in your abundant mercy!

1st Reading (Is 50:4-7)
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
The Lord has given me a disciple’s tongue. So that I may know how to reply to the wearied he provides me with speech. Each morning he wakes me to hear, to listen like a disciple. The Lord has opened my ear. For my part, I made no resistance, neither did I turn away. I offered my back to those who struck me, my cheeks to those who tore at my beard; I did not cover my face against insult and spittle. The Lord comes to my help, so that I am untouched by the insults. So, too, I set my face like flint; I know I shall not be shamed.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

2nd Reading (Phil 2:6-11)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Philippians.
His state was divine, yet Christ Jesus did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave and became as men are; and being as all men are, he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross. But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all other names so that all beings in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus and that every tongue should acclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!
Christ became obedient for us even to death, dying on the cross. Therefore God raised him on high and gave him a name above all other names.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!

Gospel (Lk 22:14-23:56)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
(Due to the length of the gospel, we are unable to provide a printed version this week)

Communion Antiphon
Father, if this chalice cannot pass without my drinking it, your will be done.

Next Week’s Readings
Acts 10:34, 37-43;   Col 3:1-4;   Jn 20:1-9


PARISH NEWS

LENTEN/EASTER TIMETABLE 

PALM SUNDAY, 9/10 APRIL
Normal Weekend Masses
HOLY THURSDAY, 14 APRIL
7:30pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper including Washing of the Feet and Vigil until 11:00pm (NO Morning Mass)
GOOD FRIDAY, 15 APRIL
10:00am – Stations of the Cross
3:00pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion followed by Divine Mercy Novena
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
CONFESSIONS
Every Saturday – After   9:00am Mass
Every Wednesday – 6:30pm
Holy Saturday – 8:30am to 9:30am

 

READINGS FOR EASTER TRIDUUM

HOLY THURSDAY
1st Reading - Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14
Resp. Psalm - Ps 115:12-13, 15-18
2nd Reading - 1 Cor 11:23-26
Gospel Acclamation - Jn13:34
Gospel - Jn 13:1-15
GOOD FRIDAY
1st Reading - Is 52:13-53:12
Resp. Psalm - Ps 30:2,6,12-13,15-17,25
2nd Reading - Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel Acclamation - Phil 2:8-9
Gospel - Jn 18:1-19:42
EASTER VIGIL
1st Reading - Gen.1:1-2:2
Resp. Psalm - Ps103,1-2,5-6,10,
12-14,24,35
2nd Reading - Gen. 22:1-18
Resp. Psalm - Ps 15:5,8-11
3rd Reading - Ex 14:15-15:1
Resp. Psalm - Ex 15:1-6,17-18
4th Reading - Rom 6:3-11
Gospel - Lk 24:1-12
EASTER SUNDAY
1st Reading - Acts 10:34,37-43
Resp. Psalm - Ps 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
2nd Reading - Col 3:1-4
Gospel Acclamation - 1 Cor 5:6-8
Gospel - Jn 20:1-9

 

WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

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
Tuesdays 7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399  Passcode: rosary
Wednesdays

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
Saturdays

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.

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Valentino Villella 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 Valentino will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

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.

MASS OF THE HOLY OILS & CHRISM will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, 12th April at 7:30pm.

GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION
There will only be one collection on Good Friday with all proceeds going to the upkeep and restoration of the Churches and Shrines in the Holy Land. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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, Bro. Tue or Fr. Vincent. Thank you.

GOOD FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHT
In order to continue our commemoration of the Good Friday services, Young Adults Ministry will be hosting a movie night. The movie “BREAKTHROUGH” is rated PG and will commence at 7:00pm on 15 April, there will be no BBQ or snacks. Breakthrough is about a mother’s unwavering faith in prayer. Save the date and hope to see you there!

FR VINCENT ON ANNUAL LEAVE
Fr. Vincent will be away on annual leave from Monday 18th April to Friday 13th May. Details of services in his absence to follow.

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.  

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME is now closed for the School Holidays. We resume classes on Sunday 1st May, 9:15am to 10:25am. If you have a Child/ren you would like to receive the Sacraments of either 1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion, or Confirmation, who currently attend a Non-Catholic School, you need to enrol A.S.A.P. You can ring Bernice on 9749-2812 or come on Sunday 1st May. Proof of Baptism is to be presented. We also have general religious classes for Grades Prep, 1 & 2.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY will recommence on 1st May 2022 and will be held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at the 10:30am Mass.

ST. PETER APOSTLE PRIMARY SCHOOL PREP 2023 Information Evening, Tuesday, 3rd May 2022 at 7:00pm. Register your attendance on (03) 97491055 or email office@stpeterahc.catholic.edu.au. Due to Covid restrictions, please keep children at home if possible.

DO YOU HUNGER FOR SOMETHING MORE?
Re-Generation announces ‘Be Filled: A night of food, faith and fellowship’. Our culture promises love and happiness but often leaves us feeling empty and alone. An invitation to young adults to come and taste the food that truly satisfies the eternal love of God. Be inspired by sound teaching, uplifting music and meaningful connections. Saturday 30 April, 7pm-9pm Our Lady Help of Christians Hall, (entrance off Barkly Street) East Brunswick. To register click on the link below:
www.trybooking.com/BYONZwww.trybooking.com/BYONZ

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, 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, Alex Sebastian, Lito Matundan, Angela Andrade, Carmen Sherri, Alredo Pagtolon - An, Anne Metcalf, Margie Fernando, Hilary Calistas, Denis Boother, Darren Hughes, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Maxwell Poppen, Lorna Anderson, Antonio Grisancich, Imelda De Leon, Sam Sultana, Angelo Piscopo, Satyanathan Pillai, Timothy & Sylvia Lobo, Apolonia Garcia, Norma Dayao, Jane Geralda Joseph 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 and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS 

Counters – 17 Apr  22

Lerna Vasquez / Teresita Grisancich / Luzviminda De La Cruz

Readers – 16/17 Apr 22

  7:30pm B. Steinhauer / L. Vasquez / J. Poppen
D. Fernandes
  8:30am C. Skinner / K. Stuttard
10:30am S. D’Souza
  5:00pm NO 5:00PM MASS

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 16/17 Apr 22

  7:30pm Shiran/Maria/Rosemary/Davy/Stanley/Gillian/
Michelle
  8:30am )Clarence/Gina/Karen/Halina/Ellen/2 X Volunteers
10:30am C&M Peters / E. Mills / D. Dalton
  5:00pm NO 5:00PM MASS

Music Ministry – 16/17 Apr 22

  7:30pm Youth Band & Eagles Wings
  8:30am St. Philomena
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm NO 5:00PM MASS