Bulletin 27th Oct-03rd Nov 2013


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    dpf@csoww.catholic.ed.au

Phone: 02 6033 1927.  Fax:  02 6033 0650   Emailsmpcph@bigpond.com   website   www.stmaryscorowa.org   Hall Bookings: 02 60335381 (Terry & Carmel Maroney)

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




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.


   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


Saturday 26th   

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

9.00am Mass

Tuesday 29th

9.00am Mass

Wednesday 30th 

9.00am Mass

11.00am Communion to homes & Karinya

Thursday  31st

11.30am Novena.

12.00noon Mass

12noon Majellan Meeting at T & S Drums

Friday 1st All Saints

8.30am Mass

10.00am Mass at Karinya

Community Prayer Spot at Presbyterian Hall

Saturday 2nd  All Souls

8.45amRosary & Mass

6.30pmVigil Mass

Sunday 3rd 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

9.00am Mass


Coming Events:

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

Special Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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.