DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR MAY
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
O, Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore you.
Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me.
Tell me what I should do ...... give me Your orders.
I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me
And to accept all that You permit to happen to me.
Let me only know Your will.
The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world and that which contains all things understands what is said, alleluia.
1st Reading (Acts 2:1-11)
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
When Pentecost day came round, the Apostles had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech. Now there were devout men living in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven, and at this sound they all assembled, each one bewildered to hear these men speaking his own language. They were amazed and astonished. ‘Surely’ they said ‘all these men speaking are Galileans? How does it happen that each of us hears them in his own native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; people from Mesopotamia, Judaea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya round Cyrene; as well as visitors from Rome – Jews and proselytes alike – Cretans and Arabs; we hear them preaching in our own language about the marvels of God.’
The Word of the Lord.
Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.
2nd Reading (Gal 5:16-25)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Galatians.
If you are guided by the Spirit you will be in no danger of yielding to self-indulgence, since self-indulgence is the opposite of the Spirit, the Spirit is totally against such a thing, and it is precisely because the two are so opposed that you do not always carry out your good intentions. If you are led by the Spirit, no law can touch you. When self-indulgence is at work the results are obvious: fornication, gross indecency and sexual irresponsibility; idolatry and sorcery; feuds and wrangling, jealousy, bad temper and quarrels; disagreements, factions, envy; drunkenness, orgies and similar things. I warn you now, as I warned you before: those who behave like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. What the Spirit brings is very different: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control. There can be no law against things like that, of course. You cannot belong to Christ Jesus unless you crucify all self-indulgent passions and desires. Since the Spirit is our life, let us be directed by the Spirit.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia!
Gospel (Jn 15:26-27,16:12-15)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. John.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who issues from the Father, he will be my witness. And you too will be witnesses, because you have been with me from the outset. ‘I still have many things to say to you but they would be too much for you now. But when the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you to the complete truth, since he will not be speaking as from himself but will say only what he has learnt; and he will tell you of the things to come. He will glorify me, since all he tells you will be taken from what is mine. Everything the Father has is mine; that is why I said: All he tells you will be taken from what is mine.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke of the marvels of God, alleluia.
Next Week’s Readings
Deut 4:32-34, 39-40; Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 24 May - Our Lady Help of Christians
Wed, 26 May - St. Philip Neri
WEEKLY PARISH DATES
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.|
Fr. Vincent is away on annual leave and will return on Thursday 27th May 2021. During this time Fr. Frank Buhagiar will celebrate weekday and weekend Masses. Please make him welcome. There will be a Liturgy of the Word & Communion Service on Monday, 24 May at 8:30am and Wednesday 26 May at 8:30am. Please note the 7:00pm Mass and Novena will be held on Wednesday 26 May.
MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
Parishioners, please note that as required by our Archdiocese each year, there will be a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May. This weekend we will be required to provide information about the age group of mass attendees. Announcements will be made during each mass to enable this. Thank you for your co-operation.
ROSTERS FOR LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION will be available for collection from the Hall from this weekend. Please collect your copy when you attend Mass.
ST. PETER'S SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DATES
Please note that children from St. Peter's School will receive their First Holy Communion on the dates below. Please be aware that parking may be an issue at these Masses. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers.
Saturday 29th May - 6:00pm
Sunday 30th May - 10:30am
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.
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.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL meetings are held bi-monthly on the third Thursday of the month. Parishioners are invited to present their ideas/suggestions/concerns to the PPC via the SUGGESTION BOX in the church hall or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 0401787372 or Evelyn Stowers at email@example.com or 0499416158.
MANDATORY QR CODE REGISTRATION
The Victorian Government recently announced a tightening on the use of QR codes for certain public gatherings including religious gatherings. Everybody, including volunteers attending church (Masses, Baptisms, Prayer Meetings, etc.) must scan the QR code and provide contact details upon arrival.
- 100% of all people attending St. Peters MUST sign in using the QR Code.
- Registration by Trybooking is no longer available..
- Volunteers will provide assistance to those who do not have smart-phones to check in.
- Copies of QR Code are also displayed outside the church entrance to reduce overcrowding in the foyer.
- Arrive early to allow time to check in.
- Volunteers requested to assist with QR registration at all masses. If you are able to help, kindly arrive in church at least 30 minutes before Mass. Thank you.
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.
QR CODE FOR ST PETER APOSTLE MISSION PARISH, HOPPERS CROSSING
You can scan the parish QR code to register yourself when you attend mass.
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.
We pray for Lydia Van Susteren, Rose Saliba, Mariese Kala, Terry Giles, Sveto, Rajapu Pothireddy, Fr Cormac Nagle, Nilo Martin Maniwang, Lynus Lobo, Fr. Peter Noronha, Edith Shaw, Valerie Tribdad, Vincent Lobo, Jamilton Dabu, Marlene Reynolds, Jane Joseph, Alfred Pace, Marcel Zuzarte, Michael Buttigieg, Margaret Lane, Santana Vaz, Celine Jose, Reggie McGowan, Shobha D’Souza, Patsy Francis, Dale Simila, Joslyn Huffing, David Chalk, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Margaret Smith, Yancy Murillo, Baby Ethan Rodrigo, Dr. Poly Pynadath Roger Vitale, Giovanna Simioni 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 and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 30 May 2021
|Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman|
Readers – 29/30 May 2021
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 29/30 May 2021
|6:00pm||F. Thomas / P. Albuquerque / G. Surrao|
|8:30am||J. Roga / K. Fernandes / S. Joseph|
|10:30am||D. Dalton / V. Firman / N. Costa|
|5:00pm||C. Skinner / R. Perera / J. Phan Lai|
Music Ministry – 29/30 May 2021
|8:30am||St. Philomena’s Choir|