Bulletin 29th Sun Yr A – 19th Oct 2014 Mission Sun

THEME:  MISSION SUNDAY – HELP JAMAICAN FAMILIES  

Watch the short DVD presentations:

DVD Link Sr Anne (Australian) with poor children in Jamaica

DVD Link: Sr Teresia (Fijian) at Mt Salem, Jamaica

(Note: Both DVDs begin with the same children)

The Mission Sunday DVD provided by ‘Catholic Mission’ for this Sunday begins with five children saying: ‘When I grow up, I want to be…’ But the last child says, “When I grow up, I want to be ALIVE.” It is a poignant answer about Jamaican society today. In spite of its natural beauty and warm-hearted population, it is wracked by violence and drug-related crime, destroying families and communities. We can help.

2014 MISSION APPEAL Jamaica is a world away from Australia, but through Catholic Mission we are able to help improve life for the poorest of the poor by our donations. Every dollar helps implement and sustain initiatives to educate and rescue young people from violence & crime. Your kindness, measured only by the Lord, can be life-changing for individuals and communities.

AUSTRALIA ‘LUCKY’ COUNTRY? With this week’s report of 2.5 million Australians living in poverty, we may ask: Why donate to Jamaica? The answer is simple: Australia is also ‘the richest country in the world’ (Credit Suisse 2013 Global Wealth Report), the level of poverty here cannot be compared with Jamaica the second poorest English-speaking country in the western hemisphere.

EPHESIANS 2.4-6 – This year’s appeal is inspired by this text: “God who is rich in mercy…made us alive” and we are being asked to support the Jamaican Catholic Church, beginning with children, in helping people turn away from violence and crime to seek a new future through the power of education and the spirit of Jesus Christ.

   Marist, Sister Teresia, works in Jamaica’s Mt Salem, one of the nation’s most dangerous communities. Through a Self Help Centre she offers skills training in cooking, hospitality, sewing, literacy, computers and house-keeping.

Tanice, a graduate, has a stable job and is desperately saving so she and her husband and 3 children can move from a violent squatter area to a safe home near the Self Help Centre. Paul, (Tanice’s husband) whom Sr Teresia has long treated like a son because he had no parents, believes that without the Church and the help of the Sisters he would be dead, like many childhood friends.

In Jamaica, countless families like theirs are trapped in dangerous & violent communities. They need practical and spiritual support. “What is more, to break the cycle of crime, violence and destruction, Sr Teresia urgently needs our help to set up and run non-violence education classes for children and to continue to run the essential skills training courses.

Together we can help the youth of Jamaica – and throughout the world – to grow up to be fully alive and achieve their dreams.

Envelopes are available: return A.S.A.P. Thanks.

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Masses 29th Week Ordinary Time

October 18th – 26th

Saturday 18th MISSION SUNDAY APPEAL

6.30pm Mass (Pat Livingston; Hunt Family)

Sunday 19th MISSION SUNDAY APPEAL

9.00am Mass (For all parishioners)

[10.00am Karinya Fete]

10.45am Coreen Mass (then Fr Paul to Galong NSW Clergy Dioc. Retreat till Fri 24th)

Monday 20th

No Mass

Tuesday 21st

No Mass

Wednesday 22nd

No Mass

11.00am Holy Communion to Homes

Thursday 23rd

11.40am Novena

12.00 No Mass – Communion Service

Friday 24th

No Mass

Saturday 25th

9am Mass (Tom O’Brien, Ursula MacFarlane, L. Jephson)                                                          

6.30pm Vigil M (Olide Adriaensen, Michael Sandral)

Sunday 26th

9.00am Mass (For all parishioners)

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ADVANCE NOTICE

Funeral for Mercy Sr Pat O’Connor (Sr Gerard) who taught here, planned for 31st October in Albury. Cf. Border Mail for details.

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URGENT: BISHOP ASKS PRAYERS

Prayer: Middle-East Christians in Iraq suffering beheading of children, torture & exile

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Also Remember in Prayer  

Sr Patricia O’Connor (Sr Gerard) RSM, Mark Fitzgibbon, Noel Houlihan, Sr Marie Louise RSM, Aileen Dix, Hunt family, Kevin Elliott, Kerry Plunkett, Jace Whyte, Noreen Rourke, Pat Kelly. Funeral Booklets for deceased at:   http://stmaryscorowa.org/honour-roll/

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NOTICES: Meetings / Imp. Dates:

19th Oct – 10am – Karinya Fete

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Wrap with Love: NEXT SEWING DAY: Mon 27th Oct 9.30am-12. All welcome!

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27th Oct 6pm-8.30pm ‘GOOD SPORTS’ forum Wangaratta GOTAFE – to combat ICE. Register here . Go to St Mary’s webpage to check more information on the ICE FIGHT here

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28th Oct 5.30pm Finance Committee

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MAJELLAN 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

30th Oct Thurs 12pm Balldale 40th Anniv. Majellan Mass

Lunch to follow at the Tuileries, Rutherglen.

All past & present members incl Corowa past members welcome!!

RSVP for catering numbers – to Nora Kingston: 6033 2026 or to Mairead: 6033 3838

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02 Nov Sun 10am-2pm ST MARY’S SCHOOL FETE at St Mary’s School

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ADVANCE NOTICE: 2-3RD Dec. ‘Walking with Love’ Regional Workshop at Quality Siesta Resort, 416 Wagga Rd, N. Albury Ph. 02-60254555 “…to support pregnant women continue with their pregnancies.”

 

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Roster 25th – 26th October 2014

Gifts:

6.30pm Sandral Fm J Heagney

9.00am CWL

Lectors:

6.30pm M Schnelle A Norman

9.00am P & B Ridge

Special Ministers:

6.30pm D & A Norman

9.00am K Roberts P Lemmon

Altar:  M Campbell

Welcomers:

6.30pm D Doyle

9.00am M Flynn

Altar Servers:

6.30pm L Heagney D Forge

9.00am O & S Atkin Z Rippingale

Collection Matt Drum

Counters Robert Packer, Ian Brooks

New Mass Rosters on back table

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CATHOLIC RADIO – via INTERNET

DIOCESE OF WAGGA WAGGA – THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC/CHRISTIAN RADIO PROGRAM

This week on “The Journey” which airs on 19 October, we will be hearing from our good friend Sr Hilda with her wisdom from the Abbey, Bruce Downes “The Catholic Guy” will be on the show and we will also hear a great message from Fr Dave Callaghan from the Missionaries of God’s Love.

…Tune in to 98.5 THE LIGHT Albury- Wodonga for Catholic segments from Wollongong diocese, Sun 11am and repeated 9pm, or listen anytime via podcasts at: http://www.dow.org.au/news/catholic-radio

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