Bulletin 06th July 2014 OT 14th Sunday

THEME – We are yoked with Christ

Thought for the week

GIVE UP YOUR TYRANNICAL GOD!                                                                                                  

I don’t know what your image of God is, and I don’t know how you feel about God, but I do know that you need to be yoked with Jesus in accomplishing God’s work and in carrying out His tasks. If you give up your tyrannical deity – a god who threatens to blast you off the planet – Jesus will give you His wise and loving Father along with His strong and understanding mother. He wants to be yoked with you.

FORGIVENESS IS JESUS’ MISSION                                                                                            

For those of us who are weighed down with shame and guilt, well… few of us have heavier loads to carry. Jesus’ mission in life was a mission of forgiveness. Are you yoked with Christ in that task? Christ never met anyone whose sins were so great that they couldn’t be forgiven. The only thing Jesus could not forgive was an unforgiving spirit… or a spirit that simply doesn’t care.

JESUS’ LOVE IS NOT UNCONDITIONAL                                                                                    

It is often said that Jesus’ love for us was unconditional. Well, yes…. but not quite. He did attach one supreme condition on His love for us, namely that in order to receive His forgiveness and be relieved of our burden we have to forgive others. We receive forgiveness and we have burdens taken off of our backs as we forgive and remove burdens from others. Carrying unforgiving resentments burdens you, not the ones you resent.

ARE YOU LOADED WITH RESENTEMENT?

No one has a heavier load to carry than those who are constantly resentful and constantly concerned about themselves. Resentfulness is, after all, a form of self-centeredness. And Jesus, as you will recall, spent no time at all with such things. Jesus was far too concerned with helping others than He was with fretting about His own problems. He didn’t waste time with His own self-pity parties.

THE WORST LOAD: HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOURSELF                                                            

If we take Christ’s yoke upon ourselves we will find our own burdens to be much lighter. For all of us are carrying some heavy loads, the worst of which are our feelings about ourselves and about our relationships with others, particularly those that closest around us. Life is, after all, essentially hard, because relationships are hard.

“COME TO ME…” BUT WILL YOU COME?                                                                                  

But Jesus offers you something that can make life essentially beautiful for you and for me. “Come to me,” He cries, “all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart. And your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Everything depends upon how close you will let Jesus come to you.

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Parish CONTACT details

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Masses 14th Week Ordinary Time

Saturday 5th July    

6.30pm Mass (Betty Gentles, Janine Whitty, Joan Fitzgerald)

Sunday 6th July  

9.00am Mass (All St Mary’s parishioners)

10.45am Mass at Coreen

Monday 7th July

9.00am Mass (Helen Naughtin, Katrina Metslow)

Tuesday 8th July

9.00am Mass (Jim Shanahan, Leola Forge)

Wednesday 9th July  

9.00am Mass (Jean O’Donnell, John Cressor)

11.00am Holy Communion to Homes

Thursday 10th July                  

11.40am Novena

12noon Mass (Kevin Regan, Braedon Hensel)

Friday 11th July St Benedict      

9.00am Mass (Marie McNamara, Bede Guthrie)

11.00am Holy Communion to Homes

Saturday 12th July

8.45am Rosary & Mass (Catherine Chesnall, Monica Buggy)

6.30pm Vigil (Kathleen Cavanagh, Pat Kelly)

Sunday 13th July

9.00am Mass (All St Mary’s parishioners)

 

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NOTICES: Meetings / Imp. Dates:

C.W.L-Next meeting in the Parish Hall on Thurs, July 17th at 1.45pm.

CATHOLIC RADIO – SUNDAYS AT 11.00am and 9.00pm

Tune in to 98.5 Albury Wodonga THE LIGHT Christian radio. The broadcast each week is proudly presented by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong in association with many experts on Catholic life and its challenges. It includes music and a variety of talks and presentations encouraging and challenging us to live Christian life more fully. Tune in and enjoy. The website is http://www.thelight.org.au, or you can listen directly to the station online at RADIO.DOW.ORG.AU

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Volunteers Wanted: Wrap with Love

9.30-12 noon every 2nd Monday.

In St Mary’s Parish Hall – Enjoy cuppa & chat

Contact: Carmel Moroney – 6033 5381

NEXT SEWING DAY: Mon 7th July 9.30am

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New Resource for Catholic Women & Parishes

The Genius Project is an amazing new four-part DVD resource for Catholic women. Based upon St. John Paul II’s teaching on the vocation and dignity of women. Use it at home or form a small group in your parish. Find out more at:www.beingcatholic.com.au/genius-project/

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Roster 12th -13th July 2014

Gifts: 

6.30pm  P Kerr A Pilgrim

9.00amM Drum

Lectors:

6.30pmJ Schnelle P Schnelle

9.00am E & B Christy

Special Ministers:

6.30pm D & A Norman

9.00amD Collins M Tomlinson

Altar: M Macqueen

Welcomers:

6.30pmP Dwyer F Brooks

9.00am C O’Shea

Altar Servers:

6.30pmW Seymour H Langford

9.00am E Tidd & L Mackenzie

Collection: T Moroney

Counters: M Kelly

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Remember in Prayer our Recently Deceased

Braedon Hensel, Mgr John White, Jace Whyte, Noreen Rourke, Jack Fowles, Margaret Hayhoe, Sr Clare Sheedy RSM, Max Sykes, Patricia Kelly, Brian Knight, Bede Guthrie, Margaret Elliott, John Skehan, John Hanrahan, Nicole Collins [Access Funeral Booklets of recently deceased at:

http://stmaryscorowa.org/honour-roll/]

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