ST. MARY’S PARISH, COROWA
Diocese of Wagga Wagga N.S.W.
Fr. Paul Hart. P.P.
For week beginning 27th 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
KARINYA – FETE
Mr Paul McMahon, Fr Hart, Fr Everitt, Rev Tom Wall
The Ceremony of Blessing and Opening took place at mid-day during the annual Karinya Fete. Numerous friends, supporters, and relatives of Karinya residents – along with many of the residents themselves – joined the celebration.
The fete is an important way in which locals can express their support for the facility and on this day a couple of hundred passed through the corridors and spent generously for the cause.
As with so many fetes there is a variety of goods: wonderful homemade cakes, cookies, scones, biscuits; there are pot plants galore for the gardeners in spring; there are a multitude of second-hand books; art and craft work are also available and, for the children, ‘face-painting’ at a small price. And, of course, raffles galore with lots of interesting prizes.
Naturally, one of the favourite stops is the Morning Tea/Coffee where $5 will provide you with a reviver and as many cakes or scones or other delicacies as you can fit on your plate.
The atmosphere during the fete, which is confined to the main hallway and the public areas, is one of festival celebration with laughter and loud and happy conversations going on all around.
BLESSING OF EXTENSIONS
At 12 o’clock, Mrs Mary Milthorpe, on behalf of the Karinya Committee of Management, welcomed the distinguished guests and members of the public; she rightly noted that it is a day on which all Corowa residents can rightly be proud of this further achievement. She also welcomed Mrs Gwen Tait and Mrs Peg Hanrahan who would be asked to ‘cut the ribbon’ to formally declare the building open.
Mary then introduced Mr Paul McMahon, the CEO of Southern Cross Homes NSW & ACT. Mr McMahon congratulated the local Committee and all the supporters of Karinya that such a magnificent new milestone had been reached. He said that the whole Karinya complex now can accommodate up to 84 persons at various stages of aged care.
Mr McMahon then welcomed the members of the Ministers Fraternal, Father Paul Hart, Rev. Rex Everitt, and Rev. Tom Wall, and thanked them for making themselves available to bless the extensions. The prayers of blessing were then read and holy water sprinkled throughout the extensions.
After the prayers, the two senior members acting on behalf of the Committee – Mrs Tait and Mrs Hanrahan – cut the ribbon to a great round of applause and the public made their way into the extensions to have a ‘first look’ at the finished, but not yet fully furnished, work.
All were duly impressed with the design and the layout and the atmosphere prevailing – even in the yet-to-be-occupied rooms.
Corowa is blessed
As we get on in years, and long before then, if we have elderly parents to care for, we think about aged care. Corowa is greatly blessed in having Karinya and the ‘Carroll Wing’ at the Hospital. For local residents having a choice is important and both facilities are superbly staffed and equipped. Let’s continue to support both – and the residents of each. To view more photos of the fete and the Opening, click here: Karinya Fete and Blessing of Extensions.
Parish Events Week 30: 26th Oct – 3rd Nov
6.30pmVigil Mass (Les Deveney; Tom O’Brien)
Sunday 27th Mission Sunday Appeal 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9.00am Mass (pro populo: Mass for all Parishioners)
.Monday 28th Sts Simon & Jude Apostles
11.00am Communion to homes & Karinya
12noon Majellan Meeting at T & S Drums
Friday 1st All Saints
10.00am Mass at Karinya
Community Prayer Spot at Presbyterian Hall
Saturday 2nd All Souls
8.45amRosary & Mass
Sunday 3rd 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
CARITAS EMERGENCY APPEAL: Syria
27th October Mission Sunday Appeal
29th October 5.30pm Finance Committee
St Marys School
1st Nov St Mary’s School Fete 5.30pm start at John Ford Oval
Come and join in the fun your support is greatly appreciated
Remember in Prayer
Peace in homes & Nations, especially 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.
Roster 2nd – 3rd Nov
6.30pm L Hanrahan
9.00am Svarc Family
6.30pm J & P Schnelle
9.00am R & B Ridge
6.30pm K O’Halloran M Nixon
9.00am K Flower K King
Altar: M Fitzgibbon
6.30pm M Skehan J Regan
9.00am R Whitmore
6.30pm W Seymour H Langford
9.00am R Heagney & B Willet-Linsell
Collection: B O’Shea
Counters: A & M Campbell
Pope Francis: NSW Bushfires – Prayers Vatican, 19 October, 2013
His Holiness Pope Francis has asked me to express his concern for the people of New South Wales and all who are affected the devastation wrought by the extensive fires in the region. He prays especially for those who have died and for those who have lost their homes and workplaces, as well as for the numerous personnel working to combat the fires and provide comfort and care for those who are suffering. Invoking the spiritual gifts of solidarity and perseverance upon the communities touched by these trying events, the Holy Father sends his blessing. +Archbishop Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.