DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR MAY
Prayer to the Holy TRINITY
Glory be to the Father, who by His almighty power and love created me, making me in the image and likeness of God.
Glory be to the Son, who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell, and opened for me the gates of heaven.
Glory be to the Holy Spirit, who has sanctified me in the sacrament of Baptism, and continues to sanctify me by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.
Glory be to the three adorable Persons of the Holy Trinity, now and forever.
Blest be God the Father, and the Only Begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit, for he has shown us his merciful love.
1st Reading (Deut 4:32-34, 39-40)
A reading from the book of Deuteronomy.
Moses said to the people: ‘Put this question to the ages that are past, that went before you, from the time God created man on earth: Was there ever a word so majestic, from one end of heaven to the other? Was anything ever heard? Did ever a people hear the voice of the living God speaking from the heart of the fire, as you heard it, and remain alive? Has any god ventured to take to himself one nation from the midst of another by ordeals, signs, wonders, war with mighty hand and outstretched arm, by fearsome terrors – all this that the Lord your God did for you before your eyes in Egypt? ‘Understand this today, therefore, and take it to heart: the Lord is God indeed, in heaven above as on earth beneath, he and no other. Keep his laws and commandments as I give them to you today, so that you and your children may prosper and live long in the land that the Lord your God gives you for ever.’
The Word of the Lord.
Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
2nd Reading (Rom 8:14-17)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans.
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 co-heirs with Christ, sharing his sufferings so as to share his glory.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: to God who is, who was, and who is to come. Alleluia!
Gospel (Mt 28:16-20)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
The eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
Since you are children of God, God has sent into your hearts the Spirit of his Son, the Spirit who cries out: Abba, Father.
Next Week’s Readings
Ex 24:3-8; Heb 9:11-15; Mk 14:12-16, 22-26
Feasts of the Week
Mon, 31 May - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tue, 1 June - St. Justin
Thu, 3 June - Charles Lwanga & Companions
Sat, 5 June - St. Boniface
UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
Our church is now closed due to the Victoria-wide ‘circuit-breaker lockdown’, a 7-day lockdown, from 11.59pm, Thursday 27 May until 11.59pm, Thursday 3 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 from Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. To keep yourself updated with Parish news, visit the Parish website at http://stpeterapostlemission.org.au or parish Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Mass during the 7-day lockdown’ through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/
Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday 9:00am and Sunday 10:30am
30 May, Sunday 10.30 am Mass will also be available on Youtube, link as follows https://youtu.be/-To3T25zYo4.
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.|
CHANGE OF TIME FOR WEDNESDAY CONFESSION
Please note that COMMENCING WEDNESDAY, 2ND JUNE, CONFESSIONS WILL NOW BE HELD AT 6:30PM followed by Mass and Novena as usual.
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MANDATORY USE OF VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT QR CODE SERVICE
On 7 May, the Victorian Government announced that it is moving to a single QR Code Covid-19 check-in system. By Friday, 28th May all Parishes must be switched over to this Service. 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
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 https://service.vic.gov.au/check-in. 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.
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.
THANK YOU FR. FRANK BUHAGIAR from all the parishioners here at St. Peters for your prayerful and loving care for all of us during Fr. Vincent’s absence. We look forward to your next visit to our parish. Thank you also to the volunteers for leading the Liturgy of the Word and Communion service during the last two weeks.
ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the Hall. Please collect your copy when you attend Mass.
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.
ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY (KNK) 26TH ANNIVERSARY
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 1pm, followed by Thanksgiving Mass at 1.30pm and fellowship.
MONTH OF MAY MASS COUNT
As required by our Archdiocese each year, there was a mass count at all masses for the first four weekends in May this year. Thank you to the dedicated team of volunteers for your support and help every weekend in May to complete the Mass count and to all our parishioners for your co-operation.
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.
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 email@example.com or 0401787372 or Evelyn Stowers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0499416158.
St Peter’s Young Adults ministry would like to thank everyone who came to the movie night last Saturday. Thanks for your continued support. We collected $314.00 towards the expenses of our ongoing activities. THANK YOU!!
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 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 Mary Crough, Richard Green, Clarissa Ditan, James & Thomas Prathapasinghe, Kathleen Mulquiney, Anna Lucia Herrera, Mary Borg, Somadasa Withana Arachchi 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, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 6 June 2021
|Kevin McLoughlin / Derrick Netto / Toni Alexander|
Readers – 5/6 June 2021
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 5/6 June 2021
|6:00pm||H. Durski / Josie T. / G. Aldcroft / S. Martis|
|8:30am||E. Stowers / C. D’Souza / G. Sharman / S. Vaz|
|10:30am||J. Quinless / R. Hibbert / C&M Peters|
|5:00pm||A. Koek / E. Angeles / G. Siccita. / Volunteer|
Music Ministry – 5/6 June 2021
|8:30am||St. Philomena’s Choir|