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Bridgeside Bulletin The weekly Bulletin of the Catholic Parish of Forster Tuncurry Holy Name of

Bridgeside Bulletin

The weekly Bulletin of the Catholic Parish of Forster Tuncurry

Holy Name of Jesus Parish Church 33 Lake Street, Forster

St Mary, Star of the Sea Church

Cnr Kent & Peel Streets, Tuncurry

Proclaiming Christ to the communities of Forster, Tuncurry and the surrounding districts

Sunday 25th January, 2015 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Parish

Fr Andrew Doohan (Parish Priest) Mr Greg Byrne (Pastoral Associate) Mrs Sharon Fowle (Administration Associate/Bulletin) Sr Kathryn McCabe (Aboriginal Catholic Ministry)

The Parish Office is at the rear of the Parish Hall and is normally staffed on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Items for inclusion in Bridgeside Bulletin should be received by midday on Thursday.

33 Lake Street, Forster NSW 2428

PO Box 67, Forster NSW 2428

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(02) 6554 6304

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(02) 6554 6425

E: forstertuncurryparish@gmail.com W: www.forstertuncurrycatholic.org.au

Fr Andrew’s email: fr.andrew.doohan@gmail.com

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Celebrating the Sacraments

Reconciliation is available on Saturday mornings at Tuncurry from 8:30am until the beginning of the 9am Mass, on Saturday afternoons at Forster from 4:45pm until 5:15pm.

Baptisms are celebrated on Sundays, either during any of our Sunday Masses or after the 9am Mass. The next Baptismal Preparation meeting will take place in the Parish Hall’s meeting rooms on Monday 9th February 2015 commencing at 7pm. Please contact the Parish Office for more details, or visit the Parish website.

Weddings are celebrated by arrangement and with at least three (and preferably more) months notice. Please contact Fr Andrew for more details, or visit the Parish website.

A Sacramental Preparation process runs each year in the Parish for children wishing to complete the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation as part of the Parish community. Please contact the Parish Office for more details, or visit the Parish website.

The Parish hosts the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process for those adults wishing to be baptised or be received into the communion of the Catholic Church. Please contact the Parish Office for more details, or visit the Parish website.

Holy Name Parish School (K-6)

Mr Chris Waters (Principal)

41 Lake Street, Forster NSW 2428

PO Box 243, Forster NSW 2428

St Clare’s High School, Taree (7-12)

Mr Peter Nicholls (Principal)

Davis Street, Taree NSW 2430

P:

(02) 6554 6504

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(02) 6552 3300

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(02) 6554 8895

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(02) 6552 3656

E: admin@forster.catholic.edu.au

W: www.forster.catholic.edu.au

E: admin@tareesc.catholic.edu.au

W: www.tareesc.catholic.edu.au

The Parish Diary…(for the week ahead) Third Week of Ordinary Time

Monday 26th January Australia Day

10am

Mass @ Forster

Tuesday 27th January

9am

Christian Meditation (Bob 6555 5914)

3:30pm

Holy Hour @ Tuncurry

4:30pm

Mass @ Tuncurry

5:30pm

Christian Meditation (Bob 6555 5914)

Wednesday 28st January Memorial of St Thomas Aquinas 9am Mass @ Forster 9:30am menALIVE @ Forster 11:15am Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help @ Forster 5:30pm Social Justice Group @ Forster

Thursday 29th January

9am

Mass @ Forster

Friday 30th January

9:30am

Mass @ Forster

Saturday 31st January Memorial of St John Bosco

8:30am

Reconciliation @ Tuncurry

9am

Mass @ Tuncurry

4:45pm

Reconciliation @ Forster (until 5:15pm)

6pm

Mass @ Tuncurry

Sunday 1st February 7am Mass @ Tuncurry 9am Mass @ Forster (including Children’s Liturgy of the Word) 5:30pm Evening Prayer & Benediction @ Tuncurry

the Word) 5:30pm Evening Prayer & Benediction @ Tuncurry Regular Activities in the Parish Secular Franciscan

Regular Activities in the Parish

Secular Franciscan Fraternity The Secular Franciscans Fraternity will next meet on Wednesday 4th February 2015, coming together for Mass at 9am, followed by a cuppa at 9:30am and then the meeting 10am to 12pm.

The menALIVE Group Our Parish currently hosts a menALIVE group. They will next meet on Wednesday 28th January after the 9am Mass.

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Women’s Bible Study Group Our Parish hosts a Women’s Bible Study Group that meets every Thursday evening from 7pm to 8pm. For more information contact Natasha on 0407 589 935.

Christian Meditation Our Parish hosts opportunities for the practice of Christian meditation on Tuesdays at two distinct times, 9am and 5:30pm. Phone Bob on 6555 5914 for further information.

Maintenance & Gardening Group The Parish is served by a very dedicated band of volunteers who tend to the upkeep of the grounds and gardens of our two sites. Their next reunion will be on Thursday 19th February. Contact Howard 6557 6826 for more information.

Singing Practice Singing practice will resume at Tuncurry Church on Tuesday 3rd February at 5:30pm.

Collection of Foodstuffs for Homebase The next collection of foodstuffs in support of Homebase will be on Sunday 1st February 2015.

Holy Hour The Parish community observes a Holy Hour each Tuesday afternoon in the Tuncurry Church from 3:30pm until the beginning of Mass at 4:30pm.

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help The Novena is prayed every Wednesday in the Forster church commencing at 11:15am and is followed by a cuppa in the Parish Hall. For more information contact Shioney on 6554 9468.

Evening Prayer & Benediction The Parish community celebrates on the first Sunday of each month at 5:30pm in the Tuncurry church. It will celebrated on Sunday 1st February 2015. All welcome.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word The next Liturgy of the Word for children aged 4-12 will be on the 1st February 2015 at the 9am Mass.

Social Justice Group

The Social Justice Group will meet this coming Wednesday 28th January at 5:30pm in Forster. New members welcome. Contact Tim Prescott for further information on 6555 8517.

We have a new Parish Website!

We are pleased to announce that we have published a new website. Please take a few moments to review the information available at http:// forstertuncurrycatholic.org.au/

From the Pastor’s Desk

This Sunday marks the third anniversary of my arrival in the towns of Forster and Tuncurry to take up my appointment as Parish Priest. (Which means for those who are counting, there’s only three more years to go!)

I have come to love the towns, the location and the

people of the towns of Forster and Tuncurry a great deal, and I am looking forward, during the second half of my first term as your pastor, to grow in that love of this place—in all its vagaries.

I believe that as a community of faith we have

something powerful happening here in the Great Lakes, something that is worthwhile for those who are both intimately involved in that life and those who are less so. Yet, there is still so much more for us to do.

Over the last week I have been rereading a book entitled Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus, written by Sherry Weddell. Although based on her experience of the Catholic Church in the United States, there is much wisdom to be had in Weddell’s book that is relevant for us here in Australia, and, more specifically, here in Forster Tuncurry.

At the heart of Weddell’s thesis is her concept of “intentional discipleship”, at the heart of which is a recognition of the constant need for everyone, regardless of their connection with a Church community, to be evangelised by the “Great Story of Jesus” (Life, Death and Resurrection). It is this constant evangelisation, Weddell argues, that allows people to come to know Jesus, to form a deep and personal relationship with Jesus, rather than just knowing about Jesus.

Once someone really knows Jesus in that deep and personal way, they will be naturally drawn into living out their Christian lives joyfully and fruitfully for the glory of the Kingdom of God.

As we move into 2015 proper, my challenge to myself

is to deepen my own personal relationship with Jesus

in the hope that by doing so I might be drawn ever deeper into being deliberately and unashamedly a

disciple of Jesus

then prepared to challenge and

assist others to do exactly the same.

I invite you to come along for the ride. I can’t promise

it won’t be bumpy, but I can definitely promise you it will be worth it!

Until next week…

and

Fr Andrew

Extraordinary Synod on the Family

The subject of the 2015 Synod of Bishops is “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World” that is scheduled for 4th to 25th October. This follows on from the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome in October 2014 and the responses from a global survey conducted at the end of 2013 that was used to develop the preparatory document for the Extraordinary Synod. Following the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in October, Pope Francis and the Synod of Bishops are once again seeking responses to questions as part of their preparation for the 2015 Synod on the Family. Engaging in this process will assist in shaping the response that the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will send to Rome in April 2015. While not essential to be able to answer the questions, you may wish to read the “Relatio Synodi” the Lineamenta (final report of the Extraordinary Synod in October 2014) before responding. It can be found here together with a detailed consideration of the questions: http://www.mn.catholic.org.au/news-

events/news/2015/survey-2015-synod-on-the-family

A series of 30 questions on this theme has been made available by the Australian Bishops for further consideration of the faithful. People are welcome to respond to as many or as few of the questions on this list as they would like. You are invited to respond to the survey, or to comment on the final report, or to attend a diocesan discussions group to be held on 11th February from 7pm to 9pm in the Forster Parish Hall. Written responses are due by COB 6th February 2015. Enquiries can be made to Catholic Diocesan Office on 4979 1111, chancery@mn.catholic.org.au or Teresa Brierley on 4979 1157.

Rosters

Rosters for February and March are now available from the rear of the Church.

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Gospel Questions

Q. What significance can we attach to Jesus' choice of

fishermen as his first disciples?

Q. How has the symbolism of the fisherman been

carried on in the church?

Q. What would be your equivalent of being called to

abandon fishing to follow Jesus?

Q. What signs exist that the kingdom really is ‘close at

hand’?

Q. Why is Jesus' call to ‘Repent’ still a very difficult

challenge?

Hardened Hearts

A hardened heart is unable to comprehend even the

greatest miracles. But “how does a heart become

hardened?”, Pope Francis asked during Mass at Santa Marta on Friday morning.

In the passage of the Gospel according to Mark (6:45-

52), we read that the disciples “did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened”. Yet, Francis explained, “they were the Apostles, the ones closest to Jesus. But they didn’t understand”. Even witnessing the miracle, even having “seen that those people — more than 5,000 — had eaten of five

loaves”, they didn’t comprehend. “Why? Because their hearts were hardened”. The Pope said that many times in the Gospel, Jesus “speaks of hardness of the heart”, He rebukes “the stiff-necked people”, He weeps over Jerusalem, “which doesn’t understand who He is”. The Lord is faced with this hardness: it is “such work” for Jesus “to make this heart more docile, to remove the hardness, to make it loving”, Francis continued. And this work continues after the Resurrection, with the disciples of Emmaus and many others. However, the Pontiff asked, “how does a heart become hardened? How is it possible that these people, who were always with Jesus, every day, who

heard Him, saw Him

their hearts hardened. But how

can a heart become like this?”. The Pope recounted:

“Yesterday, I asked my secretary: Tell me, how does a heart become hardened? He helped me think a bit about this”. Francis went on to indicate a series of circumstances that each person might face in his or

her own personal experience. First of all, Francis said, the heart “becomes hardened through painful experiences, through harsh experiences”. This is the situation of those who “have lived a very painful experience and don’t want to begin another adventure”. This is just what happened

to the disciples of Emmaus after the Resurrection, and

the Pontiff set the scene: “‘There is too much, too

much commotion, so let’s get away from here,

because

— Because what? — ‘Eh, we were hoping

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this would be the Messiah, He wasn’t there, I don’t want to delude myself again, I don’t want to create illusions!’”. This is a heart hardened by a “painful experience”. The same thing happened to Thomas: “No, no, I don’t believe it. Unless I place my finger there, I won’t believe it”. The disciples’ hearts were hard “because they had suffered”. And in this regard, Francis recalled

a popular Argentine saying: “One who burns himself

with milk will cry when he sees a cow”. In other words, he explained, “that painful experience keeps us from opening our heart”.

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Another reason the heart becomes hardened is “becoming closed inside oneself: making a world within oneself”. This happens when man is “closed

inside himself, in his community or in his parish”. It is

a closing off which “can turn round many things”: such

as “pride, sufficiency, thinking that I’m better than others”, or even “vanity”. The Pope indicated: “There are ‘mirror’ men and women, who are closed within themselves to watch themselves, constantly”; they could be defined as “religious narcissists”. They “have hard hearts because they are closed, they aren’t open. And they try to protect themselves with these walls they build around themselves”.

There is yet another reason that the heart becomes hardened: insecurity. It is experienced by those who think: “I don’t feel secure and I am trying to hang on to something to be secure”. This attitude is typical of people “who really stick to the letter of the law”. This happens, the Pontiff explained, “with the Pharisees, with the Sadducees, with the doctors of the law in the time of Jesus”. They would have objected: “But the

law says this, it says this up to here

would make another commandment”; in the end, “the poor souls, they were leaning on 300-400 commandments and they felt secure”. In reality, Francis pointed out, all of them “were secure people, but as a man or woman in a prison cell is secure behind the bars: it’s a security without freedom”. However, it is actually freedom that “Jesus came to bring us”. St Paul, for example, rebukes James and Peter “because they do not accept the freedom that Jesus has brought us”. Hence the response to the initial question: “How does

a heart become hardened?”. The heart in fact, “when

it hardens, is not free and if it isn’t free it’s because it

does not love”. This concept is expressed in the day’s First Reading (1 Jn 4:11-18), in which the Apostle John speaks of “perfect love” which “casts out fear”. Indeed, “‘there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love.’ He isn’t free. He always fears that something painful or sad might happen”, which could cause us to “go the wrong way in life or to risk eternal salvation”. Instead, this is only imagined, simply because that heart doesn’t love. The disciples’ hearts, the Pope explained, “were hardened because they still hadn’t learned how to love”. Thus, here, we can ask: “Who teaches us how to love? Who frees us from this hardness?”. The Pope’s answer: “the Holy Spirit alone” can do so. “You can take a thousand courses in catechesis, a thousand courses in spirituality, a thousand courses in yoga, Zen and all these things. But all of this will never be able to

and thus “they

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give you the freedom of the Son”. Only the Holy Spirit “moves your heart to say ‘Father’”; He alone “is capable of casting out, of breaking this hardness of the heart” and of making it “docile to the Lord. Docile to the freedom of love”. It is no coincidence that the disciples’ hearts were “hardened until the day of the Ascension”, when they said to the Lord: “Now the revolution will happen and the Kingdom will come!”. However, “they didn’t understand a thing”. In reality, “only when the Holy Spirit came, did things change”. Therefore, the Pontiff concluded, “let us ask the Lord for the grace to have a docile heart: that He save us from the slavery of a hardened heart” and “lead us to that beautiful freedom of perfect love, the freedom of the children of God, which the Holy Spirit alone can give”.

Papal homily Friday 9 th January 2015

Homily by Fr Richard Leonard

Seeing today’s Gospel is set by the water’s edge, this story seems appropriate.

One day, three men were hiking and unexpectedly came upon a large raging river. They needed to get to the other side, but had no idea of how to do so. The first man prayed to God, ‘Please God, give me the strength to cross this river.’ In an instant God gave him big arms and strong legs, and he was able to swim across the river in about two hours, after almost drowning a couple of times.

Seeing this, the second man prayed to God, ‘Please God, give me the strength and the resources to cross this river.’ In an instant God gave him a rowboat and he was able to row across the river in about an hour, after almost capsizing the boat a couple of times.

The third man had seen how this worked out for the

other two, so he also prayed to God saying, ‘Please

God, give me the strength and the resources

the intelligence

turned him into a woman. She looked at the map, went upstream a couple of hundred metres, then

walked across the bridge!

The three men’s prayers were all about gaining something: strength, resources and intelligence. Today’s readings are about gaining things too. Unlike the instant answer to the hikers' prayers, Jonah, Paul and Mark know real gain usually comes less dramatically and quickly, and involves letting go of something as much as it involves taking it on. In the Christian life this is called conversion, and it’s at the centre of our life of faith.

Christian conversion is not a once-in-a-lifetime

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moment. It can happen every day in a rich variety of ways. It involves a change in attitude as much as a change in lifestyle.

All three readings show a different facet of conversion. Jonah calls the Ninevites to social conversion. St Paul, who reveals a very strong expectation that the end of time is near, calls the people of Corinth to a conversion of mind. And through relating the call of Simon, Andrew, James and John, St Mark tells us about personal conversion.

These days we regularly hear God’s call in personal terms. It’s sometimes called ‘me and God’ theology. Modern hymns reflect it best. We regularly sing about how Jesus died ‘for me’, or that ‘here I am Lord’ or that ‘I will follow you’. Individually these lines are all true, the problem is that they tend to play down the more ancient and biblical social dimensions of our call to conversion. In the Bible even though God and Jesus call people to conversion through personal relationships, there is no hint that this is where it stops. Every call leads to the wider community, to the people of Israel in the Old Testament, and out to the entire world in the New Testament.

Today’s readings provide a litmus test for our conversion. If our faith has become a self-help club, where we talk about ‘my’ God, ‘my’ prayers, ‘my’ Church, ‘my’ Mass, we are in need of conversion. We don’t need to leave God’s personal love for us behind, we just need to see it as a necessary preparation for belonging to the people of God as we engage with the world at every level. We are challenged to reject the idea that it’s me-and-God-against-the-world, and welcome in the idea that it’s US-and-God-IN-the- world.

May this Eucharist give us the strength, resources and intelligence we need to be converted personally and socially again this Sunday.

© Richard Leonard SJ.

Baptised with Water and the Spirit

This weekend we witness the baptism of Ella Kirkland, daughter of Matthew and Danielle.

May the gift of baptism received strengthen Ella in her journey of life and faith she will share with us. Please remember Ella and her family in your prayers.

Student Accommodation Available

Two bedrooms available in four bedroom house, conveniently located within walking distance of Newcastle University. 12 month lease. Please contact Carmel Brown on 0425 214 609 for more information.

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Opportunities Outside The Parish

The Christian Formation Course Unit 1.3 of this course will commence on Thursday 29th January at the St Laurence Centre, Broadmeadow. For more information contact the Tenison Woods Education Centre on P 4930 9601 E twec@ssjl.org.au.

‘Before We Say I Do’ Weekend marriage education course will be held on Saturday 31st January, commencing at 9.30am in the Toohey Room, Diocesan Office, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West. Two Saturdays (also 7th February) from 9.30am – 4.30pm. For more information P 4979

“A Journey in the Heart” Pilgrimage to India and Sri Lanka will begin on Monday 2nd February, led by Fr Michael Whelan SM (Aquinas Academy, Sydney). Itinerary includes Mumbai, Coorg, Bangalore, Shantivanam (Fr Bede Griffiths’ Ashram), Colombo, Kandalama, Kandy, Colombo. For further details, please contact Marie Fonseca on 0418 265 117 or Andre Rasquinha on 0403 569 079. Website: www.spiceodyssey.net.au.

Start the New Year off with a bang! Spend a weekend with your spouse at a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The peaceful setting of this weekend enrichment is a great way to rekindle the romance in your marriage. Weekend date: 6th to 8th March at Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville, NSW. To apply contact Ardell & Bill Sharpe on 02 4283 3435 or wsharpe@bigpond.net.au, www.wwme.org.au.

Wanted—Volunteer Workers

The Diocese of Broome, WA, requires volunteers to assist with the work of the local Church on Aboriginal Missions. There are various important voluntary tasks:

administration, building maintenance, gardening, shop staffing, cooking, cleaning, etc. Placements are preferred for a period of 6 months plus.

For further details and an application form please contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Anneliese Rohr on 08

9192 1060, E volunteers@broomdiocese.org, W

www.bromediocese.org, M PO Box 76, Broome, WA

6725.

Catholic Newspapers Available

Both The Catholic Leader (Brisbane) and The Catholic Weekly (Sydney) newspapers are available at a cost of $2 each from our churches.

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We are the Church

Since Vatican II we have been proudly professing that “WE ARE THE CHURCH”. If we truly believe this then we must ask ourselves, “how am I contributing to the life of the Church and is there more I could be doing?”

There are many opportunities for service in our Church community. In particular we are at present in need of Sacristans to set up for our weekend Masses and also for Funerals during the week.

Interested people will receive the proper formation, training and support. Please rush to the Parish Office to display your willingness to be involved.

Parish Intercessory Prayer Group

Our Parish is blessed to have an Intercessory Prayer Apostolate. This group is comprised of a loose knit group of parishioners who simply pray during their normal daily prayers for people on a list updated and distributed each month.

There are no meetings and no cost whatsoever and each member may remain anonymous if desired.

Because there are no meetings this group is very suitable for all parishioners, especially some of our housebound or incapacitated folk enabling them to play an important and active role within the life of the parish community.

If you are interested in joining this group, just ring Bob Cashman on 6555 5914 or leave your name and phone number with the Parish Office. To request prayers for someone in need of prayer please contact Bob on 6555 5914 leaving your name and contact details.

“God has not called me to be successful, he has called me to be faithful”.

Mother Teresa

Our Parish Collections

a) The Parish Collection, providing for the needs of

the parish and its ministry, is taken up during the presentation and preparation of the gifts (the “offertory”). This is the ‘envelope’ collection. This money stays within the Parish.

b) The Diocesan Clergy Collection, providing for the

remuneration and support of the clergy of the diocese, will be taken up after communion (during the Thanksgiving Hymn or a similar time). This money is

pooled across the diocese to ensure all clergy have access to a suitable remuneration.

Ministers this Weekend

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the Word

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Communion

6pm Tuncurry

A: Colleen Cashman B: Bob Cashman

Carolyn Olliffe, Jeanette Goodacre, Margaret Smith, Maureen Pye, Ruth Pearson.

7am Tuncurry

A: Kay Griffiths B: Bronwyn Morse

Alex Matuszny, Graham Griffiths, Lorraine Clark, Maria Armitage, Patricia Cornish.

9am Forster

A: Kyla Loring B: Sharon Fowle

Anne Moloney, Greg Byrne, Robyn Ryan, Shioney Neal, Trevor Turner.

5pm Forster

A: Volunteer Needed B: Volunteer Needed

Volunteers needed please.

Ministers next Weekend

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Communion

6pm Tuncurry

A: Kylie Hall B: Maureen Stevens

Kathryn McCabe, Maureen Stevens, Michael Amato, Michael Siddle, Pat Hooker.

7am Tuncurry

A: Bronwyn Morse B: Anne-Marie Greene

Cushla Drake, Edna Tucker, Kay Griffiths, Lorraine Clark, Mark Mowbray.

9am Forster

A: Genevieve Williamson B: Barbara Dolahenty

Anne Hartman, Barbara Dolahenty, Elle Cairns-Cowan, Genevieve Williamson, Robert Moran.

Please note: The above information reflects the rosters as originally published, and doesn’t take account of any ‘swaps’ that may have been organised between individuals.

PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING IF YOU RECOGNISE A SHORTFALL

Text: Excerpts from the English Translation of the Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on

Text: Excerpts from the English Translation of the Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL); Music: From the Mass of St Francis © 2010, Paul Taylor. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Australian Agent—LicenSing Online Lic No. 624844.

Scripture Readings This Week

Today

Jonah 3:1-5, 10

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Monday

Mark 1:14-20 Isaiah 32:15-18

Tuesday

Corinthians 12:4-11 or Romans 12:9-13 Matthew 5:2-12 or Luke 12:22-32 Hebrews 10:1-10

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Mark 3:31-35 Wednesday Hebrews 10:11-18 Mark 4:1-20

Thursday

Hebrews 10:19-25

Friday

Mark 4:21-25 Hebrews 10:32-39

Saturday

Mark 4:26-34 Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19

Sunday

Mark 4:35-41 Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Corinthians 7:32-35 Mark 1:21-28

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Today’s Liturgy of the Word

Responsorial Psalm

Response:

Gospel Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia! The kingdom of God is near:

believe the Good News! Alleluia!

Teach me your ways, O Lord.

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In your charity, please pray for:

Those recently deceased.

Those whose anniversaries occur about now. Tony Holstein, Nancy Donoghue, Alfred Thomas, Ken Smillie.

All those in our community who are sick.