THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
2 NEW SAINTS CANONISED
[Click the names to read the short Vatican biographies.]
It is no small privilege to have lived as contemporaries of the two newly canonised saints St John XXIII and St John Paul II. Their leadership of the Church took place during our remarkable times.
Pope John 23rd summoned all the bishops to Rome – all 2,000 of them! – for the Second Vatican Council, which promulgated great documents to help the Church address a fast-changing modern world.
Many historians attribute the fall of Russian & Eastern European Communism to Pope John Paul II’s interventions and his strong support for ‘Solidarity’ in Poland. These two great men offer us food for thought.
[Next Sunday this column will feature Pope Francis’ words about the two saints from his Homily during the Mass of canonisation on 27.04.2014 in Rome.]
MASSES FOR EASTER SEASON WEEK II
6.30pm Mass (Tom Tomlinson; Claire & Mary)
9.00am Mass (all parishioners & ANZACs)
9.00am Mass (Michael Naughtin family; Kelly family)
9.00am Mass (Vocations)
9.00am Mass (Hogan family intentions; T. Coffey)
11.00am Holy Communion to Homes
12noon Mass (Irene Cavanagh; John Fern; G. Petrie)
10.00am Mass of Anointing at Karinya (for all the sick and D. Paulson)
11.00am Holy Communions to Homes
9.00am Mass (Mary Chandler)
6.30pm (Nancy Nathan; Bruce Rowan)
9.00am Mass (for all parishioners)
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Roster 3rd – 4th May 2014
6.30pm P Kerr A Pilgrim
9.00am M Drum
6.30pm J Schnelle P Schnelle
9.00am A Campbell P Lemmon
6.30pm D & A Norman
9.00am D Collins M Tomlinson
Altar: M Doyle
6.30pm P Dwyer F Brooks
9.00am C O’Shea
6.30pm Will Seymour Dylan Forge
9.00am Hannah & Emily Tidd
6.30pm Des Doyle
9.00am Brian O’Shea
Counters: Danny & Carmel Salmon
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Remember in Prayer
Recently Deceased: John Skehan, John Hanrahan, Nicole Collins
A. Meetings / Important Dates
* Tue 29 April 5.30pm – Finance Ctee
* Tue 29 April 7pm – C.A.R.E. Meet at St Mary’s presbytery
*Wed 30 April Confirmation Meeting in church
*Tue 13th May 9.30am WUCWO Mass at St Mary’s – followed by Morning Tea in Hall. [WUCWO – World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations]. All welcome.
*Thu 15th May 1.45pm CWL Meeting in parish hall
*Sat 17 May 9.30-3pm Wagga – Diocesan Men’s Conference. [See details below.]
*Fri 23 May 6.30pm Parish Dinner w Bishop
*Sun 25 May 10.30am Confirmation Mass
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B. Event Details:
Diocesan Catholic Men’s Conference
– All Catholic men & men of good will are invited to attend for ‘an incredible time to build up your faith’. See Posters and Leaflets.
Conference Speaker: Raymond de Souza, renowned international speaker on Catholic Social Teaching and Apologetics (defending the Faith). – 25 years and 2,000 talks.
Transport from Corowa: If numbers justify, a bus or minivan will be hired ($20 per head); otherwise the day is free.
Departure from St Mary’s Corowa: 7.30am.
Return to Corowa: 5.30pm (approx.)
Contact: To book ph. Fr Hart 6033 1927. or, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details, or to book online: www.wagga.catholic.org.au/event.aspx
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C. Volunteers Wanted:
Wrap with Love – ‘Blankets for cold humanity’
More Sewers needed to join the hundreds of knitted squares into blankets.
Second Monday of each month 9.30am-12pm
At St Mary’s Parish Hall – Enjoy cuppa & chat
**Contact: Carmel Moroney – 6033 5381
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