Bulletin 04th – 10th May 2014

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

 GENDERCIDE – A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY

Cardinal George Pell (May 2013)

 

ABORTION & INFANTICIDE BECAUSE IT’S A GIRL

We are rightly scandalised when an unborn girl is aborted because she is a girl. This is abhorrent. It is yet another reason majority opinion in Australia is uneasy about the huge number of abortions. Unborn baby boys should be safe too.

 UN FIGURES – 200 MILLION GIRLS MISSING

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Worldwide, the abortion and infanticide of baby girls has resulted in the elimination of 200 million women.

 FILM: “IT’S A GIRL” – MOVES TO TEARS

The Archdiocese of Sydney recently hosted the screening of the film It’s A Girl, and its tagline claimed these are “the three deadliest words in the world today”. This confronting account of the phenomenon of “gendercide” and the courage of those who try to resist pressures to kill their daughters moved many to tears.

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HOW MANY IN AUSTRALIA?

We do not know how many unborn children in Australia are aborted because of their sex. But disturbing evidence from analysis of newborn sex ratios among some ethnic communities in Canada, the US and Britain suggests it may be occurring here, too.

EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS

It would be enormously callous to propose that as long as our national sex ratio is OK then it does not matter if there is some sex disparity within certain population groups here. Every unborn life is important. The lack of data on abortion in Australia is a scandal.

AUST. GOVT DATA LACKING

Countries such as Britain collect and make available data on abortion in a way that protects the privacy of both women and families. This data includes age, ethnicity and relationship status of the mother, gestation of the unborn child, reason for the abortion and number of previous abortions. Why don’t we?

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AUSTRALIA CAN DO BETTER

Australia must do better in assisting pregnant women and providing them with the support they need to be able to continue their pregnancies. However, good policy-making needs sound data. A 2008 federal inquiry recommended that states and territories collect such information. Regrettably, this has not yet happened.

NSW ALONE – 82 BABIES ABORTED EVERY DAY!

Tragically, in NSW, 82 babies are lost to abortion each day. Who are they and why? All Australians should support legislative and educational efforts to ensure unborn children are not denied the right to live because they are girls. [The Telegraph NEWS 05.05.2013]

DO COME!

N.B. Tuesday 06th May, DLP Senator for Victoria will introduce the aforesaid documentary It’s A Girl at the Wodonga Baptist Church, 154 Melrose Drive, Wodonga. If you wish to attend, please phone our parish office 02-6033-1927.  [To read further on this issue and to help stop the slaughter check out this website called 100 MILLION GIRLS]

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[Pope Francis’ Homily at the Canonisation Mass – coming next week! – The above item and offer of the chance to attend is urgent.]

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Masses for 3rd Week of Easter Time

Saturday 3rd May    

6.30pm Mass (Nancy Nathan; Bruce Rowan)

Sunday 4th May

9.00am Mass (all parishioners)

Monday 5th

9.00am Mass ()

Tuesday 6th

9.00am Mass ()

Wednesday 7th

9.00am Mass ()

11.00am Holy Communion to Homes

Thursday 8th              

11.40am Novena

12noon Mass ()

Friday 9th    

10.00am Mass ()

11.00am Holy Communions to Homes

Saturday 10th

8.45am Rosary 9.00am Mass ()

6.30pm ()

Sunday 11th

9.00am Mass (for all parishioners)

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Roster 10th – 11th May 2014

Gifts:

6.30pm M.Macqueen

9.00am R Whitmore

Lectors

6.30pm I Brooks G Kingston

9.00am E Christy B Christy

Special Ministers:

6.30pm K O’Halloran M Nixon

9.00am K Roberts P Lemmon

Altar: M Doyle

Welcomers:

6.30pm D Robinson Christine Sandral

9.00am C Sutcliffe

Altar Servers:

6.30pm Zac Lassey & Max Blockley

9.00am Hannah & Emily Tidd

Collection:

6.30pm Des Doyle

9.00am Brian O’Shea

Counters: M Lethbridge M Kelly

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Remember in Prayer

Recently Deceased:

John Skehan, John Hanrahan, Nicole Collins

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NOTICES

A. Meetings / Imp. Dates:

*6th May 7pm Mass Confirm.Gp – parish Hall

*6th May 7.30pm FILM – It’s A Girl – Wodonga

– see note at bottom of column 2.

*7thMay (Wed) Deanery Meeting – Albury

*13th May 9.30am WUCWO Mass & Cuppa (World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations)

*CWL Thursday 15th May 1.45pm – Hall.

*17 May- Sat. 9.30-3pm at Wagga – Diocesan Men’s Conference

*23rd  May (Friday) 6.30pm Parish Dinner w Bp Hanna

*Sunday 25th  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: 7.30am; Return: 5.30pm

­– Contact: To book ph. Fr Hart 6033 1927.

For further details, or to book online:

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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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