Fr. Vincent John CMI, Parish Priest
Infant and Child Baptisms
Meetings are held from February to December on the first Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the Church. This is a preparation session for parents and godparents explaining the meaning of the symbols used in the liturgy and theology of baptism. Completion of the Preparation Meeting is compulsory, otherwise the Baptism will need to be rescheduled.
Marriages can be booked by contacting the parish office. A meeting with the parish priest is mandatory and couples may be asked to participate in pre-nuptial information sessions.
Marriage paperwork for overseas weddings
If you intend being married overseas, please contact parish office to find out details of paperwork and to make an appointment to meet with Fr Vincent six months prior to the wedding. Requirement for overseas wedding is that all paperwork must be completed, signed by the Parish Priest and sent to the Vicar General’s Office for necessary action and ensure that all paperwork is sent to the diocese where the marriage is to take place. The overseas diocese will also sign the paperwork and will then forward it to the celebrant.
Funerals are conducted by the parish clergy in the parish church or at a funeral home. The priest is happy to meet and talk with people at any time before and after a funeral. If people seek Grief Counselling, the priest is able to refer to appropriate agencies.
Sunday Children's Liturgy Program
Families are invited to participate in the Sunday Children's Liturgy program. This program is run on the first and third Sunday of each month during the 10:30am Mass. Children are invited to join a teacher for the Liturgy of the Word in the small room off the church. During this time the gospel is shared and the children complete a simple activity. They then return to their families as the Offertory is being taken up. We look forward to sharing God's Word with your children.
Government School Ministry (Children's Sacramental Program)
The government school ministry gives pupils at non-denominational public schools the opportunity to receive the Catholic sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation. Please contact Bernice on 9749 2812 for any queries regarding this program.
St. Peter's Parish Primary School
St Peter's Parish Primary school has circa 600 students from Grade Prep to Grade Six and is situated adjacent to the parish church. The School Principal is Mr. Michael McGrath who has a fine reputation over a thirty year plus history.
Communion to the sick and house bound
Every week our priests and dedicated volunteers visit sick and house bound parishioners or those in nursing homes if they are unable to attend mass. Please ring the parish office if you are interested.
Serving at Mass
Altar Society Group, Lectors, Special Ministers of Communion, Altar Servers and Sacristans, Collection Counters and Finance Team.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The RCIA is a course for adults, (16 years and above);
- who have never received a Christian baptism and wish to become Roman Catholic, or
- who have been baptised in a church of another Christian denomination and wish to become Roman Catholic, or
- who are baptised Catholic, but have yet to receive the remaining sacraments of initiation.
The course runs from August until May the following year. Participants receive instruction on a weekly basis culminating with the celebration of Baptism, Holy Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation, at the Vigil Mass on Easter Saturday. The RCIA program has no course fees, but prior application is essential. For further enquiries please ring the Parish Office.
House blessings and private visits
Our parish priest is happy to bless your home and your family. Private visits are by appointment only.
Fatima Madonna Statues
A few years ago, the community of the Knights of the Southern Cross decided to promote prayer life and the recitation of the Holy Rosary within the family at home by providing parishioners the opportunity to borrow small Fatima statues of the Virgin Mother Mary on a weekly basis.
This has become so popular, that there are now 3 Madonna statues in circulation in our parish, with the service also expanding to St James in Hoppers Crossing North and to St Andrews in Werribee. If you are interested in participating, please ring the parish office to have your name placed on the prayer roster.