Bulletin 16th Feb 2014

ST. MARY’S PARISH, COROWA

Diocese of Wagga Wagga N.S.W.

Fr. Paul Hart. P.P.

16th February 2014

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

Phone: 02 6033 1927.  Fax:  02 6033 0650 

Office Hours:  9.00am to 12.00pm.  Mon & Fri.  

Emailsmpcph@bigpond.com  

website   www.stmaryscorowa.org  

Hall bookings: 02 60335381 (Terry & Carmel Moroney) 

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 

St Mary’s Court Retirement Units:  02 6033 1927

St Mary’s School:   02 6033 1183

 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Thoughts for the week

Continuing extracts from Pope Francis’ Exhortation 

THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL

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Some challenges of today’s world

52. …In our time humanity is experiencing a turning-point in its history, as we can see from the advances being made in so many fields. We can only praise the steps being taken to improve people’s welfare in areas such as health care, education and communications.

At the same time we have to remember that the majority of our contemporaries are barely living from day to day, with dire consequences. A number of diseases are spreading. The hearts of many people are gripped by fear and desperation, even in the so-called rich countries. The joy of living frequently fades, lack of respect for others and violence are on the rise, and inequality is increasingly evident. It is a struggle to live and, often, to live with precious little dignity.

This epochal change has been set in motion by the enormous qualitative, quantitative, rapid and cumulative advances occurring in the sciences and in technology, and by their instant application in different areas of nature and of life.

We are in an age of knowledge and information, which has led to new and often anonymous kinds of power.

No to an economy of exclusion

53. Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills.

How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion.

Can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving? This is a case of inequality.

Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape… (cont. next week).

 

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

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Parish Events 9th – 16th Feb 2014

Saturday 15th  

6.30pm Mass (Alan Whitty, Mick Fitzgerald)

Sunday 16th 6th Sunday in Ordinary time

9.00m Mass (pro populo – for all parishioners)

Monday 17th

9.00am Mass (Jean Walton, Tomlinson Family)

Tuesday 18th

9.00am Mass (Sr Anne Gale, Sue Knight)

Wednesday 19th    

9.00am Mass (Sr Jean Murray, John Spence, John Bartlett)

11.00am Holy Communion to Homes

2.00pm: Blessing and opening new St Vinnies Store Corowa 

Thursday 20th                 

9.00am CWL Meeting in the Hall

11.30am Novena

12.00n Mass (Michael Fisher, Bryan Carter, Brain Cleary)

Friday 21st 

10.00am Mass & Anointing in Hall (sick) Shelia Sandral)

Saturday 22nd The chair of St Peter

8.45am Rosary & Mass

6.30pmVigil Mass (Joan Fitzgerald, Eileen Schneider)

Sunday 23rd  7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

9.00am Mass (pro populo)

 

International Speaker on Medjugorje

Wayne Weible at St Patrick’s Hall,

Smollet St, Albury

Sunday 9th March from 11.00am – 6pm

Enquires:- Maree 0474124094

Roster 22nd  – 23rd  Feb. 

Gifts:

6.30pm P Kerr A Pilgrim

9.00am M Drum

Lectors

6.30pm J & P Schnelle

9.00am A Campbell P Lemmon

Special Ministers:

6.30pm D & A Norman

9.00am D Collins M Tomlinson

Altar M Macqueen

Welcomers:

6.30pm P Dwyer F Brooks

9.00am C O’Shea

Altar Servers:

6.30pm D Forge & Z Lassey

9.00am J Kingston & L McKenzie

Collection:  M Drum

Counters:  M Kelly D Salmon

St Vinnies Meeting

Meeting of St Vinnies Lady Volunteers

Tuesday 18th Feb 9am at centre

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ST VINCENT DE PAULOPEN 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.

Scripture teacher

Looking for volunteers to teach school scripture contact Fr Hart or Debbie Francis on 60330414

 Finance Committee

Tuesday 25th Feb at 5.30pm

CARE Committee Meeting

25th Feb at 7.30pm

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WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 

Fri 7th March 10.00am at St Andrews church, Corowa.

Australian World Day of Prayer Website – click here:

http://www.worlddayofprayeraustralia.org/

When you reach the site, click on the YouTube item to view a beautiful presentation about Egypt’s need for literacy.

Then click on the ABOUT heading and go down the drop-down menu to “Egypt 2014” to learn about the very interesting background to this year’s theme of ‘Streams in the Desert’.

Let us pray for Egypt and peace world-wide.

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