The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) 2021


Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints and with Thy angels
Forever and ever

Entrance Antiphon
He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock.

1st Reading (Ex 24:3-8)
A reading from the book of Exodus.
Moses went and told the people all the commands of the Lord and all the ordinances. In answer, all the people said with one voice, ‘We will observe all the commands that the Lord has decreed.’ Moses put all the commands of the Lord into writing, and early next morning he built an altar at the foot of the mountain, with twelve standing-stones for the twelve tribes of Israel. Then he directed certain young Israelites to offer holocausts and to immolate bullocks to the Lord as communion sacrifices. Half of the blood Moses took up and put into basins, the other half he cast on the altar. And taking the Book of the Covenant he read it to the listening people, and they said, ‘We will observe all that the Lord has decreed; we will obey.’ Then Moses took the blood and cast it towards the people. This’ he said ‘is the blood of the Covenant that the Lord has made with you, containing all these rules.’
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.

2nd Reading (Heb 9:11-15)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.
Now Christ has come, as the high priest of all the blessings which were to come. He has passed through the greater, the more perfect tent, which is better than the one made by men’s hands because it is not of this created order; and he has entered the sanctuary once and for all, taking with him not the blood of goats and bull calves, but his own blood, having won an eternal redemption for us. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer are sprinkled on those who have incurred defilement and they restore the holiness of their outward lives; how much more effectively the blood of Christ, who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice to God through the eternal Spirit, can purify our inner self from dead actions so that we do our service to the living God. He brings a new covenant, as the mediator, only so that the people who were called to an eternal inheritance may actually receive what was promised: his death took place to cancel the sins that infringed the earlier covenant.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! I am the living bread from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 14:12-16, 22-26)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was sacrificed, his disciples said to Jesus, ‘Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?’ So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the city and you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him, and say to the owner of the house which he enters, “The Master says: Where is my dining room in which I can eat the Passover with my disciples?” He will show you a large upper room furnished with couches, all prepared. Make the preparations for us there,’ The disciples set out and went to the city and found everything as he had told them, and prepared the Passover. And as they were eating he took some bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to them. ‘Take it,’ he said ‘this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had returned thanks he gave it to them, and all drank from it, and he said to them, ‘This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, which is to be poured out for many. I tell you solemnly, I shall not drink any more wine until the day I drink the new wine in the kingdom of God.’ After psalms had been sung they left for the Mount of Olives.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.

Next Week’s Readings
Ezek 17:22-24;   2 Cor 5:6-10;   Mk 4:26-34

Feasts of the Week
Fri, 11 June - Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sat, 12 June - Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary  


Please note that on our return to church, CONFESSIONS ON A WEDNESDAY WILL NOW BE HELD AT 6:30PM followed by Mass and Novena as usual.



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.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

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.


Parishioners are invited to attend the 26th Anniversary of our parish Charismatic group on Saturday 12th June. The program will include Adoration and Praise & Worship starting at 1:00pm, followed by Thanksgiving Mass at 1.30pm and fellowship. Please note that the above is subject to change, based on Covid-19 restriction guidelines.

As a result of the current lockdown, we are unable to hold the Baptism Formation Meeting in Church. The meeting will now be held on ZOOM on Monday, 7th June at 7:00pm. If you would like to attend the meeting, the ZOOM details are below. If not, the next meeting will be held on Monday 5th July at 7:00pm. Depending on restrictions, the July meeting may be held either in Church or on ZOOM.
Monday 7th June, Join Zoom Meeting at 7:00pm
Meeting ID: 994 6762 1751
Passcode: Baptism

Our church is now closed due to the Victoria-wide ‘circuit-breaker lockdown’ until 11.59pm, Thursday 10 June unless otherwise notified. Parish facilities, such as the Community Centre, Theatrette, Meeting room, etc, cannot be opened during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff will be working from home, Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit
the Parish website at or
parish Facebook page at

Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Mass during the current lockdown through our Facebook Page link

Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am and Sunday 10:30am. Sunday 6th June 10.30am Mass will also be available on Youtube, link as follows


The Victorian Government has moved to a single QR Code Covid-19 check-in system. Everybody, including volunteers attending church (Masses, Baptisms, Prayer Meetings, etc.) must scan the QR code and provide contact details upon arrival. Below is our new QR Code. Use your phone to scan the code
St Peter Apostle Mission Parish New QR Code
Location code H35QQS

 St Peters Church New QR Code

All parishioners using a smartphone can download the 'Service Victoria' app as it is mandatory across the State of Victoria.

Cannot Scan? Please Download the Service Victoria app or visit Open the app and enter H35 QQS

  • 100% of all people attending St. Peters MUST sign in using the QR Code.
  • Copies of QR Codes for Church attendance are displayed outside the church entrance to reduce overcrowding in the foyer.
  • There are different QR codes for other areas around the Church. Please sign in using the appropriate code for the area you are visiting.
  • Arrive early to allow time to check in.
  • Volunteers will provide assistance.


  • 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.

Join us for an online rosary led by parishioners praying for various intentions including the COVID situation, those who are sick and dying and those suffering from the impacts of the lockdown. Join in and invite your family and friends as we pray for our Lord’s blessings on our families and our parish community.
Zoom details are:
Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670
Passcode: rosary
MARY MacKILLOP HERITAGE CENTRE, EAST MELBOURNE have reopened services for parishes, schools and community groups. A Museum, Walking tour of Mary MacKillop Heritage trail and Mary’s birth place, Meeting rooms, Contemplation area and chapel, Gift shop, Accommodation, Retreats, Tea & coffee. Opening hours from 9am to 5pm. They also welcome volunteers. For more information contact or call 9926 9300 / 0419 513 184.

RERUM NOVARUM TO LAUDATO SI: The Relevance of Catholic Social Teaching to Winning Government
Join Fr. Frank Brennan in a ZOOM Forum on Tuesday, 15th June, 7:30pm to 8:30pm. ZOOM information will be provided upon RSVP to

We pray for Fr. George Vanderkunnel, Benjamin D’Souza, Fr. Royce Macedo, Victor Jeyarajah, Arfan Anthony, Alfred White Aliakutty Lonappan, Angelina Gonna, Crispin Fernandes, Bruna Santi, Narayanasamy, Ricardo Santos, Corazon Buenaflor, Vicente Alberto, Loleng Villanueva, Alfred White, Lydia Van Susteren, Rose Saliba, Mariese Kala, Terry Giles, Sveto, Rajapu Pothireddy, Fr Cormac Nagle, Nilo Martin Maniwang, Lynus Lobo, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.

We pray for Clifford Mills, Eric Billing, Juliana Gonzalez Domingo, Garnette De Rozario, Lina Musumeci, Mark Demicoli and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva, Maureen Moynahan, Haeday Riaca and all who are ill in our Parish.


Counters – 13 June 2021

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 12/13 June 2021

  6:00pm Yvette Mohan
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 12/13 June 2021

  6:00pm Praful A. / K. Lan Pham / S. D’Silva / Volunteer
  8:30am R. Johnson / S. Joseph / N&N Gooneratne
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / B. Keane / V. Firman
  5:00pm E. Angeles / G. Aldcroft / Volunteers X 2

Music Ministry – 12/13 June 2021

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ