3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER
“Cry out with joy to God, all the earth; O sing to the glory of his name. O render him glorious praise, alleluia!”
There is little doubt that death is the most morbid topic anyone could embark upon in general conversation; it saps the life out of every conversation! It can even alienate our friends. However, as Christians, we have the secret that defies death: Jesus.
Reflecting on the resurrection, St Paul came to this conclusion: “Where, Death, is your victory? Death, where is your sting?” (I Cor. 15.55)
Those words come as the triumphal end to the explanation St Paul has been giving to the Corinthians on facts about the Resurrection. He dramatizes the situation for us: “When this perishable nature has put on imperishability, and when this mortal nature has put on immortality, then the words of scripture will come true: Death is swallowed up on victory. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?
He continues: “Never give in then, my dear brothers and sisters, never admit defeat; keep on working at the Lord’s work always, knowing that, in the Lord, you cannot be labouring in vain.” (I Corinthians 15: 54-58).
A ‘DEAD’ CERTAINTY
Knowing that our Resurrection to eternal life is an absolute certainty if we remain in God’s grace, there is no room for morbidity when we discuss death. It should be something we are looking forward to – being with God and all our dear ‘rellies’ again!
Here’s a cartoon to remind us Jesus has hit the winning run! (Peter is on his ‘cloud nine’ in discussion with an earth-bound enquirer) –
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Remember in Prayer
Kevin Seymour, May Houlihan, Leo Coul, Bryon Webster, Kevin Lovell, Imelda Gauci, Vince Fitzgerald, John Lyons, Joan Sandral, Pauline Kerr, Cliff Broderick, John Hickey, Mark Fitzgibbon, Pat Kelly
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FORTHCOMING MEETINGS / EVENTS
20th April (Mon) Wrap With Love Correction re time: 9.30am (Not 9am!) In St Mary’s Hall.
21st April 7.30pm CARE AGM at St Johns All parishioners are very cordially invited to attend and promote interest in the efforts to bring Christian teaching into our High School.
Advance Notice: Karinya & Family / Local Rosaries will begin in May. A list of those willing to attend/host the Rosary once a week will be in the Bulletins during May.
Advance Notice: Monthly Adoration of Blessed Sacrament will commence on Feast of Corpus Christi Sunday 7th June 10am-5pm.
Advance Notice: Parish Dinner with Bishop Hanna – visiting for Confirmations – Friday 19th June at 7.00pm.
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MASS INTENTIONS 19th – 25th April
6.30pmMass (Kevin Seymour,
9.00am Mass (For all parishioners)
9.00am Mass (Lyn Robinson, Marjorie Peck)
Tuesday 21st St Anselm
9.00am Mass (Wisdom for all in public office, Governments & Councils)
9.00am Mass (Matt Talbot, Dorothy Ross, Ann Rourke)
Thurs 23rd St George
11.40 Novena & Mass (Des & Mona Doyle 60th Wedding Anniversary)
Friday 24th St Fidelis
9.00am Mass (War Widows, Veterans: sick, handicapped, war PTSD victims.
Saturday 25th ANZAC DAY – 100 YEARS
8.45am Rosary & Mass (All war deceased)
6.30pm Vigil Mass (Ann, Kathleen Baruday)
9.00am Mass (All parishioners)
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Roster for 25th – 26th April
6.30pm – N Kingston M Carroll
9.00am – M Clohessy C & J Tilders
6.30pm – J & M Schnelle
9.00am – A Campbell
6.30pm – A Pilgrim M Skehan
9.00am – B Christy R Taylor
Altar: N Warhurst
6.30pm – L Hanrahan
9.00am – C Sandral
6.30pm – S Lassey O Smerdon
9.00am – Z Rippingale V Kreun
Collection: M Drum
Counters: L & N Hughes
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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”
Blessed Mother Teresa