Bulletin 09th – 15th Feb 2014


Diocese of Wagga Wagga N.S.W.

Fr. Paul Hart. P.P. 

9th  February 2014

 23 Parade Place, P.O. Box 69, Corowa 2646.

We honour the traditional owners of this land, the Kwat Kwat peoples and the Wiradjuri Nation

St. Mary Mackillop, pray for us.

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

Email: smpcph@bigpond.com  website:  www.stmaryscorowa.org

Hall Bookings: 02 60335381 (Terry & Carmel Moroney)

Parish Office Hours:  9.00am – 12.00pm.  Mon & Fri.

St Mary’s Court Retirement Units:  02 6033 1927

St Mary’s School:   02 6033 1183

9th Feb. 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time    


Thoughts for the week

Continuing extracts from Pope Francis’      


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“Let us offer everyone the life of Jesus Christ…”

49. Let us go forth, then, let us go forth to offer everyone the life of Jesus  Christ. Here I repeat for the entire Church what I have often said to the  priests and laity of Buenos Aires: I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting  and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is  unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.

I do not  want a Church concerned with being at the centre and which then ends by being  caught up in a web of obsessions and procedures. If something should rightly  disturb us and trouble our consciences, it is the fact that so many of our  brothers and sisters are living without the strength, light and consolation born  of friendship with Jesus Christ, without a community of faith to support them,  without meaning and a goal in life.

More than by fear of going astray, my hope  is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures  which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh  judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are  starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: “Give them something to eat” (Mk 6:37). ……

51. It is not the task of the Pope to offer a detailed and complete analysis of  contemporary reality, but I do exhort all the communities to an “ever watchful  scrutiny of the signs of the times”.[54] This is in fact a grave responsibility, since certain present realities,  unless effectively dealt with, are capable of setting off processes of  dehumanization which would then be hard to reverse.

We need to distinguish  clearly what might be a fruit of the kingdom from what runs counter to God’s  plan. This involves not only recognizing and discerning spirits, but also – and  this is decisive – choosing movements of the spirit of good and rejecting those  of the spirit of evil.

Parish Events 9th – 16th Feb 2014

Saturday 8th

6.30pm Mass (Merv & Kath Harders, Marlene Howard)

Sunday 9th 5th Sunday in Ordinary time

9.00m Mass (pro populo – for all parishioners)

Monday 10th St Scholastica

9.00am Mass (Special Intention)

12.00 Ministers Association at Choc Factory.

Tuesday 11th School Year Opening Mass.

9.30am Mass (Dormer, Clohessy; Judy Dogge)

Wednesday 12th 

9.00am Mass (Carmel McLellan; Sue Knight)

11.00am Priests Deanery meeting, Nth Albury

Thursday 13th

11.30am Novena in Our Lady’s chapel

12.00noon Mass (Iris & Hugh Drum, M & G Glynn.

5.30pm Schools Deanery Mass, Lavington.

Friday 14th Sts Cyril & Methodius

9.00am Mass. (Thomas, Dennis, Bernard, & Peter Rourke)

Saturday 15th

8.45am Rosary

9.00am Mass A, P & F Fitzgerald;  P & H Lowden.

6.30pm Vigil Mass (Alan Whitty, Mick Fitzgerald)

Sunday 16th   6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

9.00am Mass

10.45am Mass & Baptism at Coreen.

The Mate to Mate Program (For Men)

Friday 14th Feb at 10am at HealthOne Corowa Community Health Conference Room.

Contact Virginia Phibbs Ph 02 60337555

RSVP Thurs 13th Feb

Morning tea provided

CWL Meeting

Thursday 20th Feb 9am in the hall

Finance Committee

Tuesday 25 Feb at 5.30pm

Remember in Prayer

Recently deceased: John Hanrahan, Fr Ralph Fitzgerald, Nicole Collins, Mary Sterrett, Marj Fern,  Sr Anne (Monica) Gale, Leonie Macpherson, Mick Fitzgerald, Suzanne Knight, Patricia Seymour, Frances Hanrahan,  Alan Whitty

Roster 15th – 16th Feb. 


6.30pm J Clohessy B O’Donoghue

9.00am CWL


6.30pm A Norman G Kingston

9.00am M Kelly M Milthorpe

Special Ministers:

6.30pm A Pilgrim M Skehan

9.00am B Christy R Taylor

Altar M Macqueen


6.30pm M Clohessy M Skehan

9.00am C Sandral

Altar Servers:

6.30pm P Blain D Forge

9.00am H Tidd

Collection:  J Taylor

Counters:  M Lethbridge


You are invited to attend the Official Blessing and Opening of the new St Vincent de Paul facility at 143 Sanger St., Corowa on Wednesday 19th February at 2.00pm. Bishop Hanna and the State President of the Society will be in attendance. Come and join the celebration.

St Vinnies Meeting

Meeting of St Vinnies Lady Volunteers

Tuesday 18th Feb 9am at 143 Sanger St Vinnies Centre