DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR OCTOBER
Prayer to St. Joseph

O Glorious Patriarch St. Joseph! In the presence of Jesus and Mary, I choose you this day to be my father, my guardian, and my protector.

O great St. Joseph, whom God has made the Head of the Holy Family, accept me, I beseech you, though utterly unworthy, to be a member of your ‘Holy House’. Present me to your Immaculate Spouse; ask her also to adopt me as her child. With her, pray that I may constantly think of Jesus, and serve Him faithfully to the end of my life.

O Terror of Demons, increase in me virtue, protect me from the evil one, and help me not to offend God in any way.

O my spiritual father, I hereby consecrate myself to you. In faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under your care and protection. To you, after Jesus and Mary, I consecrate my body and soul, with all their faculties, my spiritual growth, my home, and all my affairs and undertakings.

Forsake me not, but adopt me as a servant and child of the Holy Family. Watch over me at all times, but especially at the hour of my death. Console me and strengthen me with the presence of Jesus and Mary so that, with you, I may praise and adore the Holy Trinity for all eternity.  Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me.

1st Reading (Is 53:10-11)
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
The Lord has been pleased to crush his servant with suffering. If he offers his life in atonement, he shall see his heirs, he shall have a long life and through him what the Lord wishes will be done. His soul’s anguish over, he shall see the light and be content. By his sufferings shall my servant justify many, taking their faults on himself.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.

2nd Reading (Heb 4:14-16)
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews.
Since in Jesus, the Son of God, we have the supreme high priest who has gone through to the highest heaven, we must never let go of the faith that we have professed. For it is not as if we had a high priest who was incapable of feeling our weaknesses with us; but we have one who has been tempted in every way that we are, though he is without sin. Let us be confident, then, in approaching the throne of grace, that we shall have mercy from him and find grace when we are in need of help.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! The Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for all. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 10:35-45)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Jesus. ‘Master,’ they said to him ‘we want you to do us a favour.’ He said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ They said to him, ‘Allow us to sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your glory.’ ‘You do not know what you are asking’ Jesus said to them. ‘Can you drink the cup that I must drink, or be baptised with the baptism with which I must be baptised?’ They replied, ‘We can.’ Jesus said to them, ‘The cup that I must drink you shall drink, and with the baptism with which I must be baptised you shall be baptised, but as for seats at my right hand or my left, these are not mine to grant; they belong to those to whom they have been allotted.’ When the other ten heard this they began to feel indignant with James and John, so Jesus called them to him and said to them, ‘You know that among the pagans their so-called rulers lord it over them, and their great men make their authority felt. This is not to happen among you. No; anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be slave to all. For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Behold, the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, who hope in his merciful love, to rescue their souls from death, to keep them alive in famine.

Next Week’s Readings
Jer 31:7-9;   Heb 5:1-6;   Mk 10:46-52

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 18 Oct - St. Luke           


PARISH NEWS

WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

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) on Zoom.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.

7:00pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults

Mondays

7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.

Meeting ID: 91984220776 Password: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372

Tuesdays

7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary

Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399  Passcode: rosary

Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.

7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena followed by Rosary on Zoom

Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684

Passcode: Rosary

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK

1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month

Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm

 

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is closed due to the current Melbourne lockdown. All Parish facilities are unavailable during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 17 October 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/8qkuKDCkrPE

PARISH MEETINGS – ZOOM INVITATIONS

ST PETER’S YOUNG ADULTS SPYA (ages 18-29) – ZOOM Every Sunday at 6:15pm. Games, prayer and some awesome chats. For ZOOM details call the parish office on 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults.

BIBLE STUDY
Every Monday 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom. Book of Acts Ch. 18. Meeting link
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91984220776?pwd=bE00Ri9yT0hMSWkzM3h2V0gxQmVMUT09
Meeting ID 91984220776   Password: bible
Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.

ROSARY EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399
Passcode: rosary.

NOVENA TO PERPETUAL SUCCOUR followed by rosary every Wednesday at 7:00pm. Zoom meeting link:
https://zoom.us/j/92543859684?pwd=c2gwSVVSUXVXUm5MWXMyMU5IcktnZz09
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684 Passcode: Rosary.

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Every Saturday 2:30pm to 4:00pm –Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288 Passcode: KNK.

MSC MISSION OFFICE AUSTRALIA – DISADVANTAGED YOUTH FUND are seeking donations for ‘Disadvantaged Youth’ projects urgently. You can make your donation at
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=Y28YMNALDK262&Z3JncnB0=

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UNMASKED FREEDOM – OVERCOMING PORNOGRAPHY
An initiative of CCR Youth for all youth (16-30 years). Saturday, 30th October, 7:30 – 9:30pm. Free online event.

2022 JOSEPHITE CALENDAR
Purchase of this calendar allows continuation of the work for the Sisters of St. Joseph in the tradition of St. Mary MacKillop. More details from the Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre Calendar Orders, 362 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002, email admin.mmhc@sosj.org.au or phone 9926 9300 for enquiries. Cost $8 plus postage and handling.

ROSARY FOR THE FAMILY
Praying the Holy Rosary is a special time to share with one’s family members and other families. During the year dedicated to St. Joseph, praying the Rosary as a family is also a concrete way of obtaining plenary indulgence. You are invited to use this rosary prepared on the occasion of the "Amoris Laetitia” Family Year so that we do not miss the opportunity to reinforce our love for Jesus and Mary, our heavenly Mother. The meditations are brief and are accompanied by short questions and images that can help you reflect in faith, even with children. The Rosary for the Family has been carefully created by the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and can be viewed at
http://www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en/news/2021/la-preghiera-del-santo-rosario-e-un-momento-speciale-da-condivid.html

1ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE FIFTH PLENARY COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, 3-10 OCTOBER 2021
Information relating to the Plenary Council can be found at, https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/. The First Assembly Concluding Statement is attached to this bulletin.

LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your BibleHow do Scripture and Tradition work together?
Getting Started: Why do we believe in things like the Trinity, purgatory or even what books make up the Bible? They all form part of Sacred Tradition. In this 3-minute video, hear how Scripture and Tradition work together in the life of the  Church.
Watch at www.bit.ly/BibleGettingStarted7

Going Deeper: Written for Catholic teachers, this short article ‘Catholic Teaching on Sacred Scripture’ explains the role and importance of both Sacred Scripture and Tradition in our understanding of the revelation of God. View here www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper7

Podcasts for Christian livingTheology of the Body and Healing
In this podcast, Catholic therapists, Dr Bob Schuchts & Jake Khym discuss how we can glorify God in and through our bodies. Using St John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, they look at ways we can receive healing and peace. Listen here www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving7

HEART OF LIFE – Are You Called to be a Pastoral Supervisor?  Heart of Life's 2022/23 Emmaus Supervision Program (part-time in-person or via Zoom) commences Feb 2022. Developed in response to the demand for professional supervisors for those in individual ministry, eg clergy, chaplains, spiritual directors, pastoral carers etc, the program forms competent, experienced professional supervisors. It draws on the encounter of the two disciples with Jesus on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) and is open to those with at least five years' experience in their particular ministry who are drawn to support the ministry journey of others. More information at www.heartoflife.melbourne, call (03) 9890 1101 or email secretary@heartoflife.melbourne.

MEDITATION ON THE NAME OF JESUS WITH FR. GILBERT CARLO SVD
Held on 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday of the month, 10:00am to 11:00am. This has helped many to ease the distress caused by the Pandemic. If you would like to join this Zoom meditation, please email Fr. Gilbert at gilbertcarlo@gmail.com and he will send ZOOM link the day before as the link changes for every meditation.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Bryan D’Souza, Ruth Javier, Fr Noel Oliver PE, Jack Davies, Alphonsamma Marshal, Kuriakose Joseph Kottayil, Thressimma Joseph, Philip Pierias, Emelie Dimat, Joseph Devasya, Michela Volo, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Glen Maple, Sylvester Surrao, Gordon Arney, Michael Smith, Rosa Carullo, Mary Crouch, Joe Spiteri, K V Sebastian and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Baby Julian Cayme, Kevin McLoughlin, Adrian McGill and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 24 Oct 2021

Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis / Bonny D’Souza

Readers – 23/24 Oct 2021

  6:00pm Jeffrey Poppen
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Giovana Siccita
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 23/24 Oct 2021

  6:00pm D. Fernandez / K. Lan Pham / S. Albuquerque
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. English / R. Johnson
10:30am J. Quinless / B. Fernandes / F. Aishweriya
  5:00pm S. Simangan / G. Aldcroft / C. Skinner

Music Ministry – 23/24 Oct 2021

  6:00pm St. Cecilia
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK

 


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DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR OCTOBER
Prayer for Married Couples

God our Father, we look back today with gratitude to the time when You first blessed our love.

We thank You for the happiness we have known together and for sustaining us in the sorrows we have shared.

We ask for forgiveness for any failure on our part; for any times when we became difficult to live with; for any lack of sympathy and understanding; for anything which spoiled even for a moment the relationship You desire for us.

After these many years of life together, increase and deepen our love by the power of Your Spirit so that we, and our family may always be one with You.

Bless our marriage Lord, with peace and happiness, and make our love fruitful for Your glory and our joy.

Saints Anne & Joachim, Pray for us. Amen.


Entrance Antiphon
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.

1st Reading (Wis 7:7-11)
A reading from the book of Wisdom.
I prayed, and understanding was given me; I entreated, and the spirit of Wisdom came to me. I esteemed her more than sceptres and thrones; compared with her, I held riches as nothing. I reckoned no priceless stone to be her peer, for compared with her, all gold is a pinch of sand, and beside her silver ranks as mud. I loved her more than health or beauty, preferred her to the light, since her radiance never sleeps. In her company all good things came to me, at her hands riches not to be numbered.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!

2nd Reading (Heb 4:12-13)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.
The word of God is something alive and active: it cuts like any double-edged sword but more finely: it can slip through the place where the soul is divided from the spirit, or joints from the marrow; it can judge the secret emotions and thoughts. No created thing can hide from him; everything is uncovered and open to the eyes of the one to whom we must give account of ourselves.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! Happy the poor in Spirit, the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 10:17-30)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
Jesus was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him and put this question to him, ‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You must not kill; You must not commit adultery; You must not steal; You must not bring false witness; You must not defraud; Honour your father and mother.’ And he said to him, ‘Master, I have kept all these from my earliest days.’ Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him, and he said, ‘There is one thing you lack. Go and sell everything you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ But his face fell at these words and he went away sad, for he was a man of great wealth. Jesus looked round and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!’ The disciples were astounded by these words, but Jesus insisted, ‘My children,’ he said to them ‘how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ They were more astonished than ever. ‘In that case’ they said to one another ‘who can be saved?’ Jesus gazed at them. ‘For men’ he said ‘it is impossible, but not for God: because everything is possible for God.’ Peter took this up. ‘What about us?’ he asked him. ‘We have left everything and followed you.’ Jesus said, ‘I tell you solemnly, there is no one who has left house, brothers, sisters, father, children or land for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not be repaid a hundred times over, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and land – not without persecutions – now in this present time and, in the world to come, eternal life.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The rich suffer want and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.

Next Week’s Readings
Is 53:10-11;   Heb 4:14-16;   Mk 10:35-45

Feasts of the Week
Fri, 15 Oct - St. Teresa of Jesus       


PARISH NEWS

WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

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) on Zoom.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.

7:00pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults

Mondays

7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.

Meeting ID: 91984220776 Password: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372

Tuesdays

7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary

Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399  Passcode: rosary

Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.

7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena followed by Rosary on Zoom

Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684

Passcode: Rosary

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm


UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is closed due to the current Melbourne lockdown. All Parish facilities are unavailable during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 10 October 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/4czot-IB6_k

LIFE, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER - BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS & THEIR UNBORN BABIES
There will be a special blessing for all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of the 9:00am Mass this Sunday 10th October.

RIP     RIP DEACON CHARLES ENGLISH

The funeral for Dcn. Charles English will be held on Monday 11th October, Rosary at 11:00am followed by Requiem Mass at 11:30am. As limited numbers are allowed to attend due to the current restrictions, attendance is by invitation only. The link to the Tribute Page for Dcn. Charles on the Tobin Brothers Funerals website is given below. Through this site parishioners can view the webcast/livestreaming, light a virtual candle and leave a tribute or message.
https://tobinbrothers.com.au/tribute/details/21891/Charles-English/obituary.html#tribute-start/

Condolences to the family can be sent directly to ryangerard@optusnet.com.au.

The Parish will offer a Rosary on Saturday 9 October at 7.30 pm. on Zoom. Parishioners are invited to join in the Rosary to pray for Deacon Charles.
Meeting ID: 857 6635 2685 Passcode: rosary

Dcn Charles served with the Knights of the Southern Cross and St Vincent De Paul Conference for over 30 years. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to Society of St Vincent de Paul Conferences – Councils Gift Fund at Commonwealth Bank BSB: 063 003 Account No: 1008 1787 Details Description: Hoppers Crossing 145.

Let us continue to keep Kathleen and their family in our prayers. May Deacon Charles English’s soul rest in peace.

MARCH FOR THE BABIES
March for the Babies this year is online Saturday 9th October at 1pm. Please support the cause for the unborn and spread the word! You can watch it at https://www.marchforthebabies.com/ .

LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your Bible: Understanding Mary in the Bible
Getting Started: Why do Catholics call Mary their mother? Isn’t that taking away some of the respect due to Jesus and giving it to Mary? On the contrary, in this video, Fr Mike Schmitz discusses how a relationship with Mary can strengthen our faith life. Watch at www.bit.ly/BibleGettingStarted6

Going Deeper: How are Mary and the Ark of the Covenant from Exodus connected? What relevance does that have today? In this video, Dr Brant Pitre explores Mary’s role as the new Ark of the Covenant—the dwelling place of the Lord on earth. View at www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper6

Podcasts for Christian livingThe irreplaceable role of parents
The role of parents cannot be underestimated. And while parents have a natural role—to protect and provide­—we can sometimes forget the irreplaceable role parents have in the spiritual and emotional lives of their children. Find out more here www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving6a.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Ruth Javier, Fr Noel Oliver PE, Jack Davies, Alphonsamma Marshal, Kuriakose Joseph Kottayil, Thressimma Joseph, Philip Pierias, Emelie Dimat, Joseph Devasya, Michela Volo, Altenor Santos, Wilfredo Antonio, Sheila Buultjens, Rani Cramer, Giuseppe Cini, Ivy Aldcroft, Mayeth Santos, Efren Ayuste, Sr Jacinta Umali, Cecilia Thi Ngoc Hoa Vo, Shirley Linehan, Cassy D’Souza, Rita Mifsud, Uthup Mathai Pulikuthiyel, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Vilma Pimenta, Frank Davidson, Cyril & Millie Lobo, Aloysius Lobo, Angella Doss, Melin Leo, Sumanth Fredrick Cutina and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Baby Julian Cayme, Kevin McLoughlin and all who are ill in our Parish.


CRUCIFIX

A Tribute to Deacon Charles English
from Fr. Vincent John & the Parishioners
of St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish

The community and friends of St. Peter Apostle Mission Parish are deeply shocked and saddened at the loss of our dear brother and friend Deacon Charles. Losing someone so dear is devastating, and no words can ever really relieve that pain.

Deacon Charles was a strong family man whose leadership qualities were truly remarkable as he always led by example. He was loved by both, the young and the old as he had a charismatic disposition and was very approachable.

Deacon Charles pervaded a sense of profound faith, love and peace that was felt by the people who came to him for help, guidance and counsel when they encountered challenging life situations. Despite his busy life schedule, he always accommodated the needs of his people and endeavoured to address them promptly.

His absolute loyalty and commitment to St Peter's Parish and the local community will always be remembered. He will live forever in the hearts and minds of hundreds of people he has touched over the years in his Ministry, and for his selfless and dedicated service to the community.

While no one and nothing can fill the void created by the loss of our dear Charles, we seek consolation in the thought of all the joy, love and laughter that remains in the world and the difference he has endeavoured to make in the local faith community and beyond. Deacon Charles was always faithful to His Creator and led an exemplary life of faith in action. A model for us all to follow.

Charles was a tower of strength to his dear wife Kathleen and his family. We pray that the Lord grant them courage and healing during these toughest of days. May the Lord hold them in His Compassionate Heart and soothe their aching hearts with solace and peace.

With a deep sense of pain, anguish and hope we surrender Deacon Charles English to his Eternal Abode. May his soul rest in peace and may the angels lead him into paradise where he can rest forever with our Lord Jesus Christ and our Mother Mary May his soul rest in peace


ROSTERS

Counters – 17 Oct 2021

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin

Readers – 16/17 Oct 2021

  6:00pm Adele Vesty
  8:30am Joan Ocampo
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 16/17 Oct 2021

  6:00pm J. Tramontana / S. Dibenedetto / S. Martis
  8:30am M. Nelthropp / G. Sharman / R. Hibbert
10:30am D. Dalton / S. Delos Reyes / L. Ortega
  5:00pm Youth Mass

Music Ministry – 16/17 Oct 2021

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am St. Philomena’s Choir
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm Youth Mass

 

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR OCTOBER
Plenary Council Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit of Pentecost. Come, Holy Spirit of the great South Land.

O God, bless and unite all your people in Australia and guide us on the pilgrim way of the Plenary Council. Give us the grace to see your face in one another and to recognise Jesus, our companion on the road. Give us the courage to tell our stories and to speak boldly of your truth. Give us ears to listen humbly to each other and a discerning heart to hear what you are saying. Lead your Church into a hope-filled future that we may live the joy of the Gospel. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, bread for the journey from age to age. Amen

Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us.
St. Mary MacKillop, pray for us.


Entrance Antiphon
Within your will, O Lord, all things are established, and there is none that can resist your will. For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth and all that is held within the circle of heaven; you are the Lord of all.

1st Reading (Gen 2:18-24)
A reading from the book of Genesis.
The Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make him a helpmate.’ So from the soil the Lord God fashioned all the wild beasts and all the birds of heaven. These he brought to the man to see what he would call them; each one was to bear the name the man would give it. The man gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of heaven and all the wild beasts. But no helpmate suitable for man was found for him. So the Lord God made the man fall into a deep sleep. And while he slept, he took one of his ribs and enclosed it in flesh. The Lord built the rib he had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man. The man exclaimed: ‘This at last is bone from my bones, and flesh from my flesh! This is to be called woman, for this was taken from man.’ This is why a man leaves his father and mother and joins himself to his wife, and they become one body.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm
May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.

2nd Reading (Heb 2:9-11)
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.
We see in Jesus one who was for a short while made lower than the angels and is now crowned with glory and splendour because he submitted to death; by God’s grace he had to experience death for all mankind. As it was his purpose to bring a great many of his sons into glory, it was appropriate that God, for whom everything exists and through whom everything exists, should make perfect, through suffering, the leader who would take them to their salvation. For the one who sanctifies, and the ones who are sanctified, are of the same stock; that is why he openly calls them brothers.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! If we love one another, God will live in us in perfect love. Alleluia!

Gospel (Mk 10:2-16)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
Some Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, ‘Is it against the law for a man to divorce his wife?’ They were testing him. He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?’ ‘Moses allowed us’ they said ‘to draw up a writ of dismissal and so to divorce.’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘It was because you were so unteachable that he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. This is why a man must leave father and mother, and the two become one body. They are no longer two, therefore, but one body. So then, what God has united, man must not divide.’ Back in the house the disciples questioned him again about this, and he said to them, ‘The man who divorces his wife and marries another is guilty of adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another she is guilty of adultery too.’ People were bringing little children to him, for him to touch them. The disciples turned them away, but when Jesus saw this he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. I tell you solemnly, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ Then he put his arms round them, laid his hands on them and gave them his blessing.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
The Lord is good to those who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him.

Next Week’s Readings
Wis 7:7-11;   Heb 4:12-13;   Mk 10:17-30

Feasts of the Week
Mon, 4 Oct - St. Francis of Assisi
Thu, 7 Oct - Our Lady of the Rosary


PARISH NEWS

Daylight Savings   Starts this Sunday 3rd October.
Remember to turn your clocks forward at 2:00am. 


WEEKLY PARISH DATES

Sundays

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) on Zoom.

6:15pm – School of Discipleship on Zoom.

7:00pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) on ZOOM. For details call parish office 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults

Mondays

7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom.

Meeting ID: 982 9710 6111 Passcode: bible. Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372

Tuesdays

7:00pm Online Zoom Rosary

Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399  Passcode: rosary

Wednesdays

7:00pm RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Zoom.

7:00pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena followed by Rosary on Zoom

Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684

Passcode: Rosary

1st Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID:839 7212 5288Passcode: KNK1.30 pm to 4pm - Healing Mass on 1st Saturday of the month
Baptisms 12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm

RIP     RIP DEACON CHARLES ENGLISH

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the death of our dear brother Dcn. Charles English on Wednesday morning, 29 September. His absolute loyalty and commitment to our parish will always be remembered. He will be missed by not only myself as the Parish Priest, but all our parishioners, members of his diaconate and his Ministry and all those whose lives he touched in his many years of service to the community. His love for Kathleen and his family and her unfailing love and support for him was beautiful to see. Let us keep Kathleen and their family in our prayers and may they be consoled in the knowledge that Dcn. Charles was much loved and respected by all who knew him. Funeral will be held on Monday 11 October, Rosary at 11:00am followed by Requiem Mass at 11:30am. As limited numbers are allowed to attend during the current restrictions, attendance is by invitation only. Livestreaming details of the funeral will be advised in next weekend’s bulletin and on our Parish Facebook and website. The Parish will offer a Rosary on Saturday 9 October at 7:30pm on Zoom. Parishioners are invited to join in the Rosary to pray for Dcn. Charles.
Meeting ID: 857 6635 2685 Passcode: rosary

Floral tributes can be dropped off at the parish office only on Friday 8 October from 9.30 am to 3:00pm.

Condolences to the family can be sent directly to ryangerard@optusnet.com.au, if you have emailed your condolences to the parish office they have been forwarded to the family.

Dcn. Charles served with the Knights of the Southern Cross and St. Vincent De Paul Conference for over 30 years. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conferences – Councils Gift Fund at Commonwealth Bank BSB: 063 003 Account No: 1008 1787 Details Description: Hoppers Crossing 145

May Deacon Charles English’s soul rest in peace and may the angels lead him into paradise where he can rest forever with our Lord Jesus Christ and our Mother Mary.

FR VINCENT JOHN

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING
The next Baptism Formation Meeting will be held this Monday, 4th October at 7:00pm on ZOOM. Depending on restrictions, the November meeting will be held either in Church or on ZOOM on Monday, 1st Nov. Zoom Details:
https://zoom.us/j/99467621751?pwd=MEdDTU9keWlTNXErSXFPSEZyamQ5Zz09
Meeting ID: 994 6762 1751, Passcode: Baptism

UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per Victorian Government guidelines, our church is closed due to the current Melbourne lockdown. All Parish facilities are unavailable during the lockdown period. The Parish Office is closed, however staff are working from home Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM OUR CHURCH
Our church is live streaming daily and Weekend Masses during the lockdown through our Facebook Page link https://m.facebook.com/stpetershoppers/ and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEEdWXn-cbXNHoRUAl_V5Q Masses are Monday to Friday 8:30am, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am.

Sunday, 3 October 9:00am Mass will also be available on YouTube, link https://youtu.be/RNdIhGAhY78

PARISH MEETINGS – ZOOM INVITATIONS

ST PETER’S YOUNG ADULTS SPYA (ages 18-29) – ZOOM Every Sunday at 6:15pm. Games, prayer and some awesome chats. For ZOOM details call the parish office on 97494300 or message SPYA on Facebook at facebook.com/SPYoungadults.

BIBLE STUDY
Every Monday 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James) online on zoom. Meeting link
https://zoom.us/j/98297106111?pwd=UktLbjNHWDIzYlF0b0VrNmhHK1BsQT09
Meeting ID: 982 9710 6111   Passcode: bible
Contact Clive Gonsalves 0490814452 / Francis Thomas 0401787372.

ROSARY EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Online Zoom Rosary Meeting ID: 893 2042 1399   Passcode: rosary.

NOVENA TO PERPETUAL SUCCOUR followed by rosary every Wednesday at 7:00pm. Zoom meeting link:
https://zoom.us/j/92543859684?pwd=c2gwSVVSUXVXUm5MWXMyMU5IcktnZz09
Meeting ID: 925 4385 9684   Passcode: Rosary.

ST. PETER’S CHARISMATIC PRAYER COMMUNITY
Every Saturday 2:30pm to 4:00pm –Praise & Worship held on zoom
Meeting ID: 839 7212 5288    Passcode: KNK.

PLENARY COUNCIL – 1ST ASSEMBLY 3-10 OCTOBER
Over three years ago the decision was announced to hold a Plenary Council and the People of God began preparing for this historic moment by listening to God and by listening to one another’s stories of faith. After this time of listening and journeying the Catholic Church of Australia will gather for the first assembly of the Plenary Council from 3-10th October 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the First Assembly will be held via ‘one device-one person’ mode. There will be 17 members participating in this gathering who have been called from the Archdiocese of Melbourne. The Plenary Council website will provide daily livestreams of parts of the opening Plenary sessions and Masses (including the Opening Mass on Sunday 3rd October).
https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/assembly-1/. Plenary Council Masses and daily morning prayer booklets for full participation are available at
https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/prayer/

LIFE, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER - BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS & THEIR UNBORN BABIES
Father will be giving a special blessing to all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of the 9:00am Mass on Sunday 10th October.

LOCKDOWN LIGHT – A resource for parishioners
Getting to know your BibleScience and the Bible: Are they opposed?
Getting Started: In this video, Bishop Robert Barron firmly debunks the common claim that science and religion are diametrically opposed at www.bit.ly/BibleGettingStarted5a. Visit www.reasonfaithscience.com for further resources.

Going Deeper: This video skilfully explores a Catholic understanding of the Book of Genesis’ account of creation through a tapestry of voices www.bit.ly/BibleGoingDeeper5.

Podcasts for Christian living: How to keep our kids Catholic.  In this episode of The Word on Fire show, Bishop Robert Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss what helps children retain their faith into young adulthood. Listen at www.bit.ly/ChristianLiving5.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Thressimma Joseph, Philip Pierias, Emelie Dimat, Joseph Devasya, Michela Volo, Altenor Santos, Wilfredo Antonio, Sheila Buultjens, Rani Cramer, Giuseppe Cini, Ivy Aldcroft, Mayeth Santos, Efren Ayuste, Sr Jacinta Umali, Cecilia Thi Ngoc Hoa Vo, Shirley Linehan, Cassy D’Souza, Rita Mifsud, Uthup Mathai Pulikuthiyel, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Fr. Donald Lourensz, Jose Austria, Leonor Lopez, Alden Francis, Lawrence Meehan, Ferdinando Scrofani and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Wilfredo Villareal, Brian & Helen Kelly, Bill Thomas, Gordon Newman, Trish Musarra, Steven & Helen Smith, Ann Gee Lee, Valerie Coates, Sylvia Aldersea, Frank O’Brien, Baby Lilio, Thais Long, Vincent Margaret, Yvonne Caruana, Dale D’Souza, Franklin Quintanilla, Baby Julian Cayme, Kevin McLoughlin and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Counters – 10 Oct 2021

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 9/10 Oct 2021

  6:00pm Yvette Mohan
  8:30am Dominic Hankins
10:30am Sibrina Harry
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 9/10 Oct 2021

  6:00pm G. Surrao / S. Fernando / G. Linning
  8:30am A. Koek / N&N Gooneratne
10:30am S. Colla / F. Caruana / B. Keane
  5:00pm E. Angeles / G. Siccita / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 9/10 Oct 2021

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