ST. MARY’S PARISH, COROWA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 02 6033 1927. Fax: 02 6033 0650
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’
THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL
“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”. 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
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)
9.00am Mass (Carmel McLellan; Sue Knight)
11.00am Priests Deanery meeting, Nth Albury
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)
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
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
Thursday 20th Feb 9am in the hall
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
6.30pm A Norman G Kingston
9.00am M Kelly M Milthorpe
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
6.30pm P Blain D Forge
9.00am H Tidd
Collection: J Taylor
Counters: M Lethbridge
ST VINCENT DE PAUL – OPEN INVITATION:
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