THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE CONFRATERNITY Headquarters in Melbourne. Australia.
New Deputy Grand Master for Melbourne 29 June, 2022
The Grand Master Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli chose the feast of St. Peter and Paul to appointed Chevalier Mario Sabatini as Deputy Grand Master for his long service to the Confraternity.
Guardians of the Confraternity
In the meeting of the Supreme Council of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul, on Wednesday 31 January, 2018, the Council honoured the late Bishop Msgr. Emanuel Barbara OFM. Cap and Rev. Fr. Dr. William Jordan as Guardians of the Confraternity. Bishop Emanuel Barbara was very supportive of the Confraternity, while Fr. William Jordan was the first chaplain. Guardians of the Confraternity, Pray for us.
FUND RAISING LUNCH TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY
13 October, 2019
Group picture of the knights and dames of the Confraternity who attended the event.
The Grand Chapter of Melbourne of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul organised a Fund Raising Lunch to donate money to charity. The event was held at the Italian Community Club in East Keilor. 240 guests attended the lunch.
The money raised will be given to the Royal Women’s Hospital - Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
Grand Chapter of Melbourne
Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul in Melbourne Sunday 30 June, 2019
The Grand Chapter of Melbourne celebrated the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul on Sunday 30 June, 2019 in the parish of St. Martin De Porres in Avondale Heights.
Fr. Victor Shields MSSP celebrated the Mass.
Supreme Council deliver Christmas Cheers The Grand Master and members of the Supreme Council helped provide some Christmas cheer to a Syrian family this week at Deer Park, Melbourne. This must be a very difficult time for refugee families and we hope the feel a little more welcome in Australia and that someone is thinking of them at this time.
Members of the Supreme Council (centre back row, left to right) Chevalier Mario Sabatini, Grand Master H E Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli and Archgrand Prior Dame Angela Greto, donate food to the Syrian refuge family.
Merry Christmas everyone
The Grand Master and the Supreme Council of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul wish you all a very Merry and blessed Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year 2019. God bless. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Grand Master
FUND RAISING LUNCHEON FOR THE DROUGHT STRICKEN FARMERS The Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul organized a Luncheon on Sunday, 25 November, 2018, to raise money for the Australian Farmers who are suffering because of the drought.
The function was held at the Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre at 2 Doyle Street, Avondale Heights.
The Luncheon was well attended and a nice sum of $5000 was raised.
Photo from left: Dame Nicolina Riitano, HE Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli - Grand Master, Chevalier Les Tarczon, Cr. John Sipek - Mayor of Moonee Velley Council, Dame Carmela Barbaro, Dame Angela Greto - Archgrand Prior, Dame Caterina Priscoglio, Dame Mimma Sabatini - Treasurer and Chevalier Mario Sabatini.
BLESSING OF THE CHAPEL DEDICATED TO ST. PETER & PAUL
Sunday 18 November, 2018 will go down in history of the Maltese Cultural and Heritage Center in Albion, west of Melbourne as a memorable day, the blessing of the chapel. The celebration started with the recital of the Holy Rosary at 5 pm. After the rosary Fr. Frank Buhagiar blessed the chapel in the presence of the members of the MCAV and the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul. After the blessing a procession was held from the chapel to the front of the Maltese Center and to the Grand Masters Hall for the celebration of the Mass. The statue of Our Lady of Fatima which is a gift by Chevalier Chaplain of the CKSPP Fr. Antonio Manuel Martins of Porto in Portugal was carried by Mary Rapa. The Holy Relics of St. Peter and Paul which were obtained through the kindness of the good Franciscan Nuns, the Poor Clares of St Francis and the Grand Prior of the CKSPP Chevalier Ramon Jose L. Sebastia-Moreno were carried by Fr. Francis Buhagiar. Fr. Frank Buhagiar celebrated a beautiful Mass which was accompanied by a choir. After the Mass the Chairman of the MCAV and the CKSPP Chevalier Les Tarczon and Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli President of the MCAV and Grand Master of the CKSPP said a few words about the history of the Maltese Cultural and Heritage Center and thanked everyone who helped to build the chapel and the attendees of the celebration. The festivity concluded by a musical program by the resident band, the Maltese Own Band Philharmonic Society Inc. with the hymn of St. Paul, beautiful marches and a symphony of the composer Offenbach 'Infernal Gallop'. Refreshments were served to the participants and the attendees.
Photos by Dame Mary Portelli.
Luncheon to celebrate the feast of St. Peter and Paul Sunday 29 July, 2018.
The dinner and dance to celebrate the feast of our Patron saints Peter and Paul, this year fell back by exactly four weeks because this was organized as luncheon, for the reason that many of us are getting old and it’s hard to drive at night. The Luncheon was held on Sunday 29 July, at the Italian Club of East Keilor’ The atmosphere was great, just as if it was held at the end of June. The ladies did a great job decorating the hall with chair covers and fine table cloths. Dame Carmela Barbaro donated vases with flowers that were placed on the tables and later sold to the patrons to raise more money to the needy. The ICKA Club provided very good service with fine food and drinks. The music man Joe La Grecia did an excellent job while the Maltese Own Band gave us beautiful merriment with nice marches for the occasion.
Click on pictures to enlarge. Annual Luncheon
GOOD BYE TO OUR FRIEND CHEVALIER SALVATORE IGNACCOLO
Today 2 October, 2017, we said goodbye to our colleague and friend Chevalier Salvatore Ignaccolo at his funeral which was held at the Sacred Heart Parish Church in St. Albans. Melbourne. The Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul took part in the funeral. Rest in Peace in the presence of your friends St. Peter and St. Paul.
FEAST OF ST. PAUL IN WEST SUNSHINE - MELBOURNE
The feast of St. Paul was held on Sunday 19 February, 2017 at St. Paul's Parish Church in Glengala Road, West Sunshine. Bishop Mark Edwards presided in the Holy Eucharist, he was assisted by Fr. Manuel Sunaz Chaplain of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul and Parish Priest and Fr. Louis. The Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul was invited to take part. A procession with the statue of St. Paul took place after the Mass.
Group photo with Bishop Mark Edwards and Fr. Manuel Sunaz Chaplain of the Confraternity.
Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
The feast of Our Lady of Fatima was organized by the Maltese Cultural Centre and the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul. It was held on Sunday, 16 October, 2016, at the Maltese Cultural Centre in Albion. Melbourne. It was a very solemn celebration fit for the Queen of heaven. The celebration started with the Holy Rosary and after each decade the Ave Maria was sung by the Resurrection Parish Choir of Kings Park. This followed by a Mass celebrated by Fr. Emanuel Adami MSSP. The was truly a beautiful celebration to honour the Virgin Mary of Fatima. Photos by Mary Portelli.
Meeting the President of the Republic of Malta
Saturday, 23 July, 2016.
The Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul in Melbourne had the opportunity to meet the President of the Republic of Malta Her Excellency Marie Louise Coleiro Preca during her visit to Melbourne. The President visited the Maltese Cultural Centre in Albion and she was greeted by the President of the Centre by Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli - Grand Master of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul.
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Swan Hill - Melbourne Sunday 17th. July 2016.
The Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul on Saturday 16 July, 2016 travelled to Swan Hill in the northwest of Victoria for the celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The feast was celebrated on Sunday, 17 July, by the Italian community of Swan Hill. His Grace bishop Paul Bird of the diocese of Ballarat was the prime celebrant, he was assisted by Fr. Marcello Colasante parish priest. After the Mass a procession with the statue was held around the streets of the church.
Group photo with Bishop Paul Bird of the Diocese of Ballarat - Melbourne. Victoria.
Celebration of the Feast of St. Peter and Paul in Melbourne Grand Chapter of Melbourne
The Grand Chapter of Melbourne held the celebration in honour of St. Peter and St. Paul this weekend Saturday 2nd. and Sunday 3rd. July, 2016. On Saturday the Annual Dinner Dance was held at Club Italia in Furlong Road, North Sunshine. It was another wonderful event. The MC of the night was Mr. Emmanuel Brincat and he presented the program very well. The program started with a procession in the hall by the Knights of the Black Cross represented by Chev. Vincenzo Schirripa and Pasquale Barbaro, followed by Chevalier Dino De Marchi Vice Chancellor of the OSJ. Knights of St. John of Jerusalem and then by the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul. The music was provided by DJ Reno Spiteri and the Maltese United Brass Band. Our guests had a wonderful time. Thanks for the members of the Supreme Council and all those who helped in anyway. On Sunday the knights and ladies of the Grand Chapter of Melbourne attended a Solemn Mass at St. Martin De Porres in Avondale Heights. Fr Ivano Burdian (Provincial Superior) of the MSSP celebrated the Mass. After Holy Communion Paolo Tartaglia President of the feast of Madonna delle Lacrime was invested as a knight in the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul. Many thanks to the knights and dames of the Supreme Council for their tireless work during the year and all the knights and dames for their contribution to our Confraternity. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master
PRESENTATION OF THE HOLY RELICS OF ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL April, 2016. Melbourne. Australia.
A historical day and blessings from God for the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul to receive the centuries old relics of St. Peter and St. Paul. The presentation of the Holy Relics of St. Peter and St. Paul took place this morning at the Parish Church of St. Peter Chanel in Deer Park, Melbourne. Many knight and dames took part in the celebration of the Mass. The church was full of worshipers for the occasion. After the Holy Communion Fr. Manuel Sunaz Parish Priest of Deer Park was invested Knight of Honour and Chaplain of the Confraternity in Melbourne. After the blessing everyone was invited to kiss the Holy Relics of St. Peter and St. Paul. The Holy relics of St. Peter & St. Paul were obtained through the kindness of the good Franciscan Nuns, the Poor Clares of St Francis. The Grand Chapter of the Philippines and the Grand Prior Chevalier Ramon Moreno have been helping them rebuild and repair their old monastery and in gratitude they obtained the Holy Relics through their Monastery in France. God has his ways for the hundreds of years old relics to be given as a gift to the Seat of the Confraternity in Melbourne. 500 dollars were collected to Caritas in the Philippines. The Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul will donate some money as well. Our gratitude to Grand Prior Chevalier Ramon Moreno for this gift. Chevalier and Chaplain Fr. Manuel Sunaz said afterwards: I am happy to be your chaplain and knight in the Confraternity. Please guard well the relics of St. Peter & St. Paul as it carries with it a great history and traditions through the hands of many holy men and women. May its presence in the Confraternity wake up the zeal in each one of the members. May the Risen Lord bless you all. Fr. Manuel Sunaz. CMF.
A historic day for the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul Sunday, 10 April, 2016. Pictures of the presentation of the Holy Relics of St. Peter and St. Paul to the Seat of the Confraternity in Melbourne.
A barbeque Lunch organised on Sunday 28 February 2016 at the Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Doyle Street, Avondale Heights. It was attended by a very good number of our social members. This was a very successful event to help raise money for charity.
Christmas Party 2015 with Rev. Fr. Manuel Sunaz Chaplain of the Confraternity
The Supreme Council of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul had its Christmas Party on Thursday 10 December, 2015 at Club Italia in Furlong Road, in North Sunshine. Some members of the Supreme Council were absent due to other commitments.
Group photo from left sitting: Dame Gail Vas - Secretary, Rev. Fr. Manuel Sunaz - Chaplain and Chev. Mario Sabatini. Standing from left: Chev. Sydney Vas, Dame Domenica Sabatini - Treasurer, Dame Angela Greto - Grand Prior, Chev. Saverio Greto, H.E. Peter Paul Portelli - Grand Master, Mary Portelli, Chev. Paul Cutajar and Teresa Cutajar.
Charity Fund Raising Luncheon held by the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul in Melbourne. Sunday, 29 November, 2015.
The Grand Chapter of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul held a Luncheon to raise money for charity. The money will be distributed to various charitable organizations and missions. Thanks for the support of our guests and all the helpers. Well done and God bless. Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master
Members of the Confraternity helps in the kitchen. The hall is ready for the Luncheon. Guest at the luncheon
Investiture ceremony 2015
Three Italians and a Gozitan admitted to the Confraternity Sunday, 5 July, 2015: The Grand Chapter of Melbourne held the investiture ceremony during the Mass at St. Martin De Porres Parish in Avondale Heights. After the Holy Communion the Very Rev. Fr. Denis Stanley presided on the investiture ceremony. In a short message the Grand Master Peter Paul Portelli introduced the candidates and explained to the parishioners the role of the Confraternity around the world. He continued to say that the knights of St. Peter & St. Paul are following the values of their patron saints to continue on the mission that was given to them by Jesus. He said that for the first time, three chapters of the Confraternity made up the sum of 1100 Euro's to give to the Christian Refugees in Northern Iraq on the feast of St. Peter & St. Paul last week, in Malta.
Feast Dinner Dance 20 June, 2015
CELEBRATION WALK WITH MARY 2015
The celebration Walk with Mary was held yesterday, Sunday 22 March, 2015. It started with the recitation of the Rosary, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne. The Most Rev. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Elliott was the main celebrant in the Mass. Anglican bishop The Most Rev.Graeme Rutherford and the Very Rev. Dean Dr. Andreas Loewe also attend the Mass.... Afterwards a procession took place from St. Patrick's Cathedral to St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral for the final prayers.
Investiture ceremony 2014
Feast of St. Peter & St. Paul Sunday 29 June, 2014 held at St. Martin De Porres Parish in Avondale Heights.
Held on Sunday 16 March, 2014, at the Lagoon Park in Keilor, Melbourne.
The annual Picnic of the knights and dames of the Confraternity and their friends was held today.
Group photo of the people who attended the picnic.
FEAST OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL IN MELBOURNE 30 JUNE, 2013
KNIGHTS AND DAMES IN MELBOURNE
Saverio Greto,Vince Galtieri, Les Tarczon, Robert Mammarella, Lucy Fiamengo, Suzi Fanjek, Dominik Vogl, Sydney Vas, Luise Breier, Salvatore Ignaccolo, George Aquilina, Romeo Cini, Eddy Abraham, Rita Saliba, Hans Roleff, Ljiljana Goja, Sergio Marusic, David Connolly, Josip Petruzalek, Ivan Skratulja, George Saliba, Lillian Calleja, Vince Calleja, Theresa Stroubinger, Stefan Romaniw, Alfred Asciak, Andreas Kratsis, Bernard O'Connor, Bruno Klepp, Dieter Bajzek, Ernest William Sigley, Fred Wolske, Jairo Nascimento, Leonard Harkin, Joseph Caf, Joseph Vella, Victor Aquilina, Mary Louise Anastasi, George Aquilina. Joseph Zammit, Maria Andronaco, Teresa Di Mauro, Teresa Mamone, Catherine Portelli, Ante Grasic, Mario Sabatini, Domenica Sabatini,Rosa Tornese, Emilio Tornese,Joe Foca, Maria Colombo, Serena Ignaccolo, Carlo Domma and Concetta Domma, Elaine Cotter and Gale Vas, Michael Meilak, Ange Kenos, Maria Camiolo, Tony Camiolo, Paul Cutajar, Domenica Gagliardi Centofanti . Joseph Coleiro. Nicolina Riitano, Vincenza D'elia, Elisa Pellicano and Elizabeth Osegueda.