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Prayers of the Faithful – 1st Sunday of Advent – Sun 28 Nov

Introduction:

Today marks the beginning of Advent, a time of watchfulness, waiting and renewed hope, as we get ready to welcome the Lord into our hearts and lives this Christmas.

There’s so much of 2021 to leave behind, so much to get on with. Amid this tumult, against all the odds, Advent invites us to contemplate the God who was, who is and who is to come.

We remember Christ’s birth, we attend to the Spirit in our lives, we look forward to God’s final word. But remembering and hoping are grounded in the present. It’s the quality of our now that counts.

Prayers of the Faithful:

Celebrant:   Dear friends, Jesus encourages us to look forward to our final liberation. With strength and confidence let us pray for the salvation of the world.

Lector:   We pray for church communities in every place, that they be a leaven of Advent hope and peace amid the anxieties of the world.

                            (pause………………………we pray to the Lord)

Lector:   We pray for women and children trafficked into slavery, that on-going international efforts to abolish human servitude will secure their freedom.

                            (pause………………………we pray to the Lord)

Lector:   We pray for all people living with disabilities, that their gifts will enrich the community and call us to a deeper embrace of our shared humanity.

                            (pause………………………we pray to the Lord)

Lector:   We pray for our parish community, that the celebration of Advent will confirm us in holiness and make us more generous in love.

                            (pause………………………we pray to the Lord)

Celebrant:   We pray for the ancestors of the Wurundjeri people on whose land we stand, and in this month of November for all our loved ones who have died, as well as for the recently deceased; Antonia Spiteri, Karm S Borg mssp, Sr Rafellina Hili and Angie Juwita, and for those whose anniversary of death occurs around this time especially Rogelio Diamante, Glady Gonsalvez, Maria Xerri, Carmela Vella, Giuditta Carmelo Micallef, Anna Gianni Saliba, Maria Franco, Damien Grech, Anthony Baldacchino, Cathrine and Joseph Anglu Schembri, Nin and Robert Lewis, Charlie Micalef, Gino Perone, Paolo, Rosaria and Michael Falzon, Giuseppe and Concetta Farrugia, George and Emanuel Formoza, Joe Galea and All Souls, Froilan Santos, Aileen Serrano, Crisanto and Elena Santos, Antonio Mobilio, Henley Dcruz, Jucy Baptista, Carmena and Salvu Vella, Joseph Silva and Muriel Mendis, Roberto Maniquis, Rosine Manadili, Richard Burns, Emy Saffarese, Natu Portelli, Jeff Ruthvern, Ron and Kris Gamble and all those in our Mass Intentions today, that they will be gathered into the glory of God for ever.

                            (pause………………………we pray to the Lord)

Celebrant:    Faithful and ever-living God, you promise us the fulfilment of all our hopes. Keep us awake and alert for the coming of the Son of Man. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

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Bible Study – Mon 29 Nov

The combined Parishes of St Peter’s & St James are hosting a Bible Study Ministry.  Next meeting this Mon 29 Nov, 7pm-8:30pm via Zoom on the Book of Acts. For more information contact Clive on 0490 814 452 or Francis on 0401 787 372.

To join simple click HERE

or use the following Zoom detaisl:

Zoom Meeting ID: 91984220776
Password: bible

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The joint parishes of St James & St Peters have been running an Alpha program which ends on Mon 29 Nov. If you are interested in joining the next Alpha Program which commences in Feb 2022, we would like to invite you to our final Pizza n Coke night session at St Peters Church Hall 38 Guinane Avenue, Hoppers Crossing at 7pm. The session will showcase the Alpha Program where we explore life, faith and meaning in a fun, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. There will also be testimonies from participants of how Alpha has impacted them. There are limited places available so please register early. For enquiries email Felix on [email protected] or call 0431 008 563. To register please fill in the form at https://bit.ly/3mvElli.

 

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The combined Parishes of St Peter’s & St James are hosting a Bible Study Ministry.  Next meeting this Mon 15 Nov, 7pm-8:30pm via Zoom on the Book of Acts. For more information contact Clive on 0490 814 452 or Francis on 0401 787 372.

To join simple click HERE

or use the following Zoom detaisl:

Zoom Meeting ID: 91984220776
Password: bible

 

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Bible Study – Mon 25 Oct

The combined Parishes of St Peter’s & St James are hosting a Bible Study Ministry. Meetings are currently held weekly on Mondays, 7pm-8:30pm. This will be held online via Zoom. Next meeting this Mon 25 Oct on the Book of Acts. For more information contact Clive on 0490 814 452 or Francis on 0401 787 372.

To join simply click HERE

or use these details:

Zoom Meeting ID: 91984220776
Password: bible

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The combined Parishes of St Peter’s & St James are hosting a Bible Study Ministry. Meetings are currently held weekly on Mondays, 7pm-8:30pm. This will be held online via Zoom. Next meeting this Mon 11 Oct on the Book of Acts. For more information contact Clive on 0490 814 452 or Francis on 0401 787 372.

To join simply click HERE

or use these details:

Zoom Meeting ID: 91984220776
Password: bible

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The combined Parishes of St Peter’s & St James are hosting a Bible Study Ministry. Meetings are currently held weekly on Mondays, 7pm-8:30pm. This will be held online via Zoom. Next meeting this Mon 11 Oct on the Book of Acts. For more information contact Clive on 0490 814 452 or Francis on 0401 787 372.

To join simply click HERE

or use these details (please note this ZOOM ID is different from last week):

Zoom Meeting ID: 91984220776
Password: bible

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The combined Parishes of St Peter’s & St James are hosting a Bible Study Ministry. Meetings are currently held weekly on Mondays, 7pm-8:30pm. This will be held online via Zoom. Next meeting this Mon 04 Oct on the Book of Acts. For more information contact Clive on 0490 814 452 or Francis on 0401 787 372.

To join simply click HERE

or use these new details:

*NEW* Zoom Meeting ID: 98297106111
Password: bible

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The combined Parishes of St Peter’s & St James are hosting a Bible Study Ministry. Meetings are currently held weekly on Mondays, 7pm-8:30pm. This will be held online via Zoom. Next meeting this Mon 27 Sept on the Book of Acts. For more information contact Clive on 0490 814 452 or Francis on 0401 787 372.

To join simply click HERE

or use these details:

Zoom Meeting ID: 91984220776
Password: bible

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