ST. MARY’S PARISH, COROWA
Diocese of Wagga Wagga N.S.W.
Fr. Paul Hart. P.P.
20th October 2013
23 Parade Place, P.O. Box 69, Corowa 2646.
We honor the traditional owners of this land, the Kwat Kwat peoples and the Wiradjuri Nation
St. Mary of the Cross Mackillop Patron of the Diocese of Wagga Diocesan Provident Fund – P.O. Box 4 Wagga Wagga 2650, Ph: 02 6937 0099 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: 9.00am to 12.00pm. Mon & Fri. St Mary’s Court Retirement Units: 02 6033 1927 St Mary’s School: 02 6033 1183
SUCCESSFUL E-CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE
Thanks to School Principal and Staff for Amenities
On Wednesday 16th October, in St Mary’s School Library, courtesy of St Mary’s School Principal and Staff, 15 members of St Mary’s parish enjoyed a new experience – an E-conference. [= a live video conference broadcast via the Internet].
Watching the e-conference lectures
The topic was “ST JOHN – The Love of God made Visible.” Two presenters – Fr Frank Moloney SDB and Dr Dorothy Lee gave two lectures each on the Gospel of St John.
Between the lectures the participants were able to discuss the points raised in the talks and, by email, to submit questions to the lecturers in the Broken Bay Institute in Sydney.
Lunch was a BYO-and-Share and was another chance to chat and discuss the content of the lectures.
Because the lecturers were two world authorities on the Gospel of John, it was necessary for the participants to have recently read the whole Gospel through in order to benefit from the input.
Fr Moloney Lecture #1
In the first Lecture Fr Frank spoke about how John dealt with the story of Jesus in a new way. By the final years of the first century the world of the early Christians had changed dramatically.
His Gospel was not written in Jerusalem, but in Ephesus. There the context is not Jewish and, moreover, because by this time the Temple in Jerusalem is already destroyed by the Romans, Jerusalem is no longer the centre of the world for prayer – even for those who were Jewish and did not believe in Jesus. So John is addressing a new world situation for the young Christian community.
Secondly, because nearly eighty years have elapsed since the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, the writer and his believing community have a richer and clearer perspective on Jesus’ Identity as the Word of God who is God in human flesh: “the Love of God made visible.”
Dr Lee’s Lectures
The second and third lectures were delivered by Dr Lee. First, she highlighted the interesting ‘pairings’ in John’s Gospel – Life and Death, Light and Darkness, Blindness & Sight, Flesh and Glory, Father and Son, Believing and Unbelieving. She presented clear examples from the Gospel – bringing a new richness to our understanding of familiar texts.
Then Dr Lee gave a masterly Lecture on ‘the Raising of Lazarus’ which is ‘the centre-piece’ of the Gospel, the ‘final sign’ of Jesus and the ‘lead-in to Jesus’ own death’. She illustrated that John entwines Jesus’ Passion into the Lazarus story. “Jesus’ is the only voice that can speak to the dead and they obey!” In John, Jesus is the ‘Liberator’: “Unbind him and let him go.”
Fr Moloney Lect. #2
Fr Frank, in the final lecture, spoke of the ‘journeys of faith’ in John, especially for Mary Magdalene, Peter and the ‘beloved disciple’, and for Thomas; they moved from unbelief to belief.
The experience was challenging and a source of interesting discussion and provided a pair of ‘new eyes’ for every participant with which to read the Gospel of John. To view more photos of the econference, click here: E-conference on St John’s Gospel.
Parish Events Week 29: 20th – 27th Oct
6.30pmVigil Mass (Pat Livingston & Family)
Sunday 20th 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9.00am Mass (pro populo: Mass for all Parishioners)
10.45am Mass at Coreen
12 Noon: Blessing and Opening of Karinya extensions – FETE DAY AT KARINYA
Wagga Diocesan Priests Retreat (21st – 25th Oct) at Galong NSW.
9.30am Wrap with Love
11.00am Communion to homes & Karinya
12.00noon Readings and Prayers & Holy Communion.
Community Prayer Spot at Presbyterian Hall
8.45amRosary & Mass (Les Deveney; Tom O’Brien)
6.30pmVigil Mass (Michael Sandral; Ursula McFarlane)
Sunday 27th MISSION SUNDAY APPEAL 30TH Sunday in Ordinary Time
9.00am Mass (Mass Pro populo – for All parishioners and their families)
21-25/10 Diocesan Retreat at Galong
27th October Mission Sunday Appeal
29th October 5.30pm Finance Committee
Remember in Prayer
Peace in homes & Nations, esp Syria.
All victims of neglect, violence, abuse.
The many sick/recovering, carers & families.
Recently deceased; Frances Hanrahan, Kathleen Keyes, Pauline Harris, Alma O’Brien,
Bishop Brennan, Alan Whitty, Dimpy Weston, Marianne Marsden, Peter Kelly,
Marj Strachan, Ken Hughes, Marie Kaitler,
Belinda Nagle, Thomas Tomlinson.
Next meeting will include Mass at the home of Terry and Sandra Drum at Balldale: 12 Noon Wed 30th October. Contact Nora Kingston: 6033 2026
Roster 26th – 27th Oct
6.30pm P Culhane J Heagney
9.00am R Whitmore
6.30pm A Norman G Kingston
9.00am B & E Christy
6.30pm D & A Norman
9.00am K Roberts
Altar: M Campbell
6.30pm D Doyle
9.00am M Flynn
6.30pm L Heagney J Lane
9.00am O & S Hughes
Collection: M Drum
Counters: R Packer & I Brooks
Coreen Golden Jubilee
A very happy day was enjoyed by all who attended the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of St Pius X church. More than 120 attended and prayed and rejoiced together. Sincere thanks are due to all who made the day a resounding success. Click here for the full story: St Pius X Church Coreen Golden Jubilee