Bulletin 26th Sun OT Yr A

FEATURED IMAGE ABOVE:

Pope Francis meets Muslim, Orthodox and other religious leaders in ‘Our Lady of Good Counsel’ University, Albania.

Pope Fr w pic of Bl M Teresa - Albania Visit 21.09.2014

Photo of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, born in Albania, with photo of Pope Francis

THEME: POPE FRANCIS IN ALBANIA

A MULTI-RELIGIOUS HARMONIOUS SOCIETY

“I am very happy to be here with you, in this noble land of Albania, a land of heroes who sacrificed their lives for the independence of the nation, and a land of martyrs, who witnessed to their faith in difficult times of persecution. I am grateful for the invitation to visit your country, called ‘the Land of the Eagles’, and for your warm welcome. …

RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, among which religious freedom and freedom of expression stand out, is the preliminary condition for a country’s social and economic development. When the dignity of the human person is respected and his or her rights recognised and guaranteed, creativity and interdependence thrive, and the potential of the human personality is unleashed through actions that further the common good.

CLIMATE OF RESPECT

“There is a rather beautiful characteristic of Albania, one which is given great care and attention, and which gives me great joy: I am referring to the peaceful coexistence and collaboration that exists among followers of different religions. The climate of respect and mutual trust between Catholics, Orthodox and Muslims is a precious gift to the country.

PURSUE RESPECTFUL DIALOGUE

“This is especially the case in these times where an authentic religious spirit is being perverted and where religious differences are being distorted and exploited. This creates dangerous circumstances which lead to conflict and violence, rather than being an occasion for open and respectful dialogue, and for a collective reflection on what it means to believe in God and to follow his laws.

“LET NO ONE USE GOD AS A ‘SHIELD’ while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression! May no one use religion as a pretext for actions against human dignity and against the fundamental rights of every man and woman, above all, the right to life and the right of everyone to religious freedom!

PEACE AND HUMAN ADVANCEMENT

“What the experience in Albania shows, rather, is that a peaceful and fruitful coexistence between persons and communities of believers of different religions is not only desirable, but possible and realistic. The peaceful coexistence of different religious communities is, in fact, an inestimable benefit to peace and to harmonious human advancement. …

ALBANIA’S SPRINGTIME

“Mr President, after a winter of isolation and persecution, the springtime of freedom has finally come. By means of free elections and new institutional structures, a democratic pluralism has been consolidated which is now favouring economic activity. …

TERESA & MARTYRS REJOICING

“Blessed Mother Teresa, together with the martyrs who witnessed to their faith – to whom we pray and offer our appreciation – most certainly are rejoicing in heaven because of the work of men and women of good will who contribute to the flourishing of civil society and the Church in Albania. …

BLESSINGS UPON ALBANIA!

“I offer my heartfelt thanks to each of you for your gracious welcome, and, like Saint John Paul II in April 1993, I invoke upon Albania the protection of Mary, Mother of Good Counsel, entrusting to her the hopes of the entire Albanian people. May God abundantly pour out his grace and blessing upon Albania”.

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St Mary’s Parish Corowa Contact Details

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Masses 26th Week Ordinary Time

September

Saturday 27th St Vincent de Paul

6.30pm Mass (Alma Fitzgerald, James Fearn)

Sunday 28th 26th SUN. ORDINARY TIME

9.00am Mass (For all parishioners)

Monday 29th

9am Mass ( … MASS INTENTIONS PENDING)

Tuesday 30th

9am Mass (

5.30pm Finance Meeting                                                                        

Wednesday 1st Oct

9am Mass (

11.00am Holy Communion to Homes

Thursday 2nd Oct

11.40am Novena

12.00 Mass (

Friday 3rd Oct

10.00am Mass at Karinya

Saturday 4th Oct

No 9am Mass

Fr Hart at Men’s Cursillo, Wagga                                                                

6.30pm Vigil Mass (Welcome, Fr Walsh)

Sunday 5th Oct. 27th Sun. OT

9.00am Mass (For all parishioners)

10.45am Coreen Mass

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URGENT: BISHOP ASKS PRAYERS

Continue to pray for persecuted Christians in Iraq and the Middle-East facing great danger.

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NOTICES: Meetings / Imp. Dates:

30th Sept – 5.30pm Finance Meeting

29th Sept 9.30am: NEXT SEWING DAY for Wrap with Love: 9.30-12 noon [Every 2nd Monday.]

03-05 Oct. MEN’S CURSILLO WEEK-END (Fri 7pm – Sun 6pm) – At Mt Erin, Wagga. Contact: Fr Paul Hart 60331927.

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Roster 4th – 5th October 2014

Gifts:

6.30pm O’Halloran Fm

9.00am CWL

Lectors:

6.30pm J & P Schnelle

9.00am E & B Christy

Special Ministers:

6.30pm T Drum C Salmon

9.00am K Flower K King

Altar: M Campbell

Welcomers: 6.30pm D & E Clohessy

9.00am T Moroney

Altar Servers:

6.30pm W Seymour, H Langford

9.00am O & S Atkin

Collection: B O’Shea

Counters: Tuesday – A & M Campbell

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Also Remember in Prayer 

Noel Houlihan, Sr Marie Louise RSM, Aileen Dix, Hunt family, Kevin Elliott, Kerry Plunkett, Lance Campbell, Judy Raggett, Sr Elizabeth Mitchell RSM, Maria Jaszczyk, Braedon Hensel, Jace Whyte, Noreen Rourke, Pat Kelly.

Funeral Booklets of recently deceased at:

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

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CATHOLIC RADIO – via INTERNET

This week on “The Journey” which airs from 28 September, Fr Richard Healey reflects on the Gospel for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary time, Sr Hilda Scott reflects on “The Seasons” and Pete Gilmore’s asks us to “be still”.  There is also an interview with Archbishop Julian Porteus on the New Evangelisation. Tune into 98.5 THE LIGHT Albury Wodonga Sun 11am, repeated 9pm or listen in via podcast anytime at www.radio.dow.org.au

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CWL RAFFLE – AT ST MARY’S & SAFEWAY

$100 Gift Voucher WINNER is: … …..                 Drawn yesterday, Sat. 27 Sept.

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