DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JUNE
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 (Rom 8:8-17)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans.
People who are interested only in unspiritual things can never be pleasing to God. Your interests, however, are not in the unspiritual, but in the spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his home in you. In fact, unless you possessed the Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him. Though your body may be dead it is because of sin, but if Christ is in you then your spirit is life itself because you have been justified; and if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you. So, then, my brothers, there is no necessity for us to obey our unspiritual selves or to live unspiritual lives. If you do live in that way, you are doomed to die; but if by the Spirit you put an end to the misdeeds of the body you will live. 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 coheirs with Christ, sharing his sufferings so as to share his glory.
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 (John 20:19-23)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
In the evening of the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’, and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. ‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’ After saying this he breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.’
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
Prov 8:22-31; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 6 Jun - Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
Sat, 11 Jun - St. Barnabas
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.
6.15pm in Community Centre – School of Discipleship, for details contact Francis Thomas 0401787372
7:00pm to 8:15pm – Bible Study on zoom. 937 2046 8105 Passcode: BibleStudy Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372
7:00pm to 9pm – Alpha experience at Paulist Centre, St James Church
7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary
Meeting ID: 89320421399 Passcode: rosary
|Wednesdays||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. Next Healing Mass on Saturday, 2 July 2022.
|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 6th June at 7:00pm in Church.|
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Ian Tomayao, Charlie Incoll, Laura Valdez and Jayda Carreon 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.
VINCENT DE PAUL WINTER APPEAL
There will be a special collection at all masses on the weekend of 11/12 June for the winter appeal for St Vincent De Paul Society.
ROSTERS FOR LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS for the months from June to August have been emailed to Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers. If you have not received your copy or need a hard copy, kindly contact the Parish office.
PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A big thank you to all our parishioners that donated to Project Compassion. Our Parish has collected $5,153.45. Thank you for your generosity.
INAUGURATION OF ST PETER'S GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
Saturday, 4th June, 6:00pm Pentecost Vigil Mass
We welcome Aux. Bishop Martin Ashe to commence celebrations for our Golden Jubilee on Sunday 9 October 2022.
We also take this opportunity to thank Bro. Tue Pham for his selfless contribution in enriching our various Parish Ministries as he continues his journey to priesthood. May Bro. Tue lovingly embrace God's people and the knowledge and experience he has acquired for the Glory of Our Lord.
Please join us after Mass for refreshments in the Hall.
CORPUS CHRISTI FEAST PROCESSION, 19TH JUNE
Our parish will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday 19th June starting at 10:15am sharp with Exposition, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the school oval and Benediction followed by Mass at 10:30am. We invite you all to attend this beautiful ceremony.
SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP – 2022
The 2022 session of the Joint Parishes of St Peter’s & St James School of Discipleship meets every Sunday from 6:15pm at St Peter’s Community Centre, Hoppers Crossing. This is a faith outreach program aimed to teach members more about our Catholic faith with three purposes – to learn it, live it and share it. Newcomers are welcome. Enquiries to Francis Thomas 0401787372 or Royden Dsouza 0426071375.
SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT FOR CARERS
Thursdays 16 June & 21 July 2022, 1pm-4pm, attend via Zoom or in-person. We offer these reflection/retreat days for carers who may need support, a place of welcome and some nurturing. The session offers an opportunity for carers to take some time out for themselves. Each day is offered as an oasis, with space and time to be silent, reflect, with the opportunity to share if you wish. Led by Heart of Life spiritual directors, Carole Carmody rsm and Cathy Beaton. Cost $30 per session. Enquiries to (03) 9890 1101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM MELBOURNE’S SYNOD REPORT
After the closing date for the submissions to the Synod on Synodality, a working group in Melbourne synthesised the many ideas presented into a report that could be handed to the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference. Here are 3 key takeaways from the report.
For details: 3 key takeaways from Melbourne's Synod report. For Report use the following link:
CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
- Online unit via Zoom, Teaching Meditation and Prayer. Four Saturdays: 18, 25 June; 8, 15 October.
To enrol or for further information:
- Free online conference via Zoom - “How do we know Christ now?” Celebrating 50 years of CTC. Friday 17 June 9.30am – 12.30pm. Further info: edu.au. Contact Dr Christopher Morris at email@example.com
- Online Open Day Information Session Tuesday 21 June at 7pm (AEST)
Register via our website: ctc.edu.au/open-days
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
PALMS AUSTRALIA - NEIGHBOURS WITHOUT BORDERS
3-day residential cross-cultural training for advocates and leaders seeking to enrich their community by engaging the diversity of their people. Participants in the course will be guided to ascertain, analyse, and act on the opportunities for their community to achieve the potential diversity provides to grow greater capacity. You can learn more, including some practical and conceptual tools, at a free webinar at 5.30pm on Thursday 30 June 2022. Register here
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ASSISTING REFUGEE STUDENTS – Mercy Connect Melbourne/Mercy Works Ltd. is currently recruiting volunteers to academically support Refugee and Asylum Seekers in Primary and Secondary schools across the Melbourne Archdiocese and adult centre. Experience working in an educational setting is preferred but not limited to. Please contact Sr. Mary Lewis RSM for an application form and further information. Training day is in July. Email: email@example.com (Preferred contact). Telephone: 9326 1895, website:
We pray for Lina Enriquez, Irene Balsara, Alfredo Pagtolon-An, Giuseppe Cugliani, Sandra Briffa, Drucilla Brown, Rita Benjamin, Michael Azzopardi, Fr Eric Hodgens PE, K.V. Thomas, Pedro Lopez, Susanne Ellen, Maurita Raymond, Suji Ferdinand, Randolf Aldcroft, Leo Manongdo, Orly Victuelles, Dante Martola, Children and Teachers at Robb Elementary School in Texas, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.
We pray for Gregoria Musarra, Patricia Musarra, Angela Teuma, Josephine Borg, Richard Green, Mary Borg, Santan Fernandes and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Sean Donaldson, Wilfredo Villareal, Helen Kelly, Gordon Newman, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Jean Cameron, Baby Sora, Arturo Bacani, Vivienne Gantar, Magda Symons, Bill Thomas, Trevor D’Souza, Malia Kautai, Lindsay Coates, Violet Lawrence, Joseph Mathew, Divya Fernandes, Theresa D’Costa, Adrian McGill, Jeffrey Dalton, Yvonne Caruana, Robert Martinez, Ramya Jinto, Jean Skinner, Kevin Suares and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 12 June 22
|L. Vasquez / T. Grisancich / L. De La Cruz|
Readers – 11/12 June 22
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 11/12 June 22
|6:00pm||J. Tramontana / G. Aldcroft / H. Durski|
|8:30am||R. Hibbert / N&N Gooneratne|
|10:30am||F. Caruana / S. Colla / D. Dalton|
|5:00pm||E. Angeles / A. Koek / C. Skinner|
Music Ministry –11/12 June 22
|5:00pm||Shepherds of Christ|