Bulletin 16th August 2015 – 20th Sunday in OT Yr B

Featured image: Caroline Chisholm –

Catholic philanthropist who assisted thousands of women to settle with families and find employment in early 1800s in Australia.



Would you like to be a host family?

As Christians, as Catholics, most of us are alarmed at the difficulties faced by millions of migrants and refugees around our world at this time, and we feel helpless to offer practical assistance. But every so often a good, sensible, practical idea comes along and we feel: “Well, I think I/we can do that!”

Here is such an idea.

In the past 12 months a Rotary Club initiative being piloted in Sydney is assisting migrants in the painful process of assimilating into a totally foreign culture. It is called a ‘Cultural Exchange Weekend’ and Corowa has been invited to offer a Riverina, or rural, Cultural Exchange Weekend for 30 women from Africa, Asia, India, the Middle East, and the Pacific Islands.

Task: Offer bed and breakfast and a warm welcome and friendship to one (or two) of the women for the two nights during their weekend at Corowa.


Programme: [Fri 4th – Sun 6th Sept 2015]

Friday 4th Sept.

Guests leave Sydney

4.30pm Guests arrive Corowa Civic Centre.

Welcome, introductions, drinks and snacks.

5.30pm Guests go with host families for a meal and overnight stay.

Saturday 5th September

Guests and host families have breakfast together.

9.30am Host families bring guests to Civic

Centre carpark for activities

Guests attend activity (yet to be determined – winery?)

12.30pm Lunch BBQ

Guests attend a sheep farm tour.

3.00pm   Host families meet guest at IGA carpark and with guests go into IGA to shop for items for the host to prepare a traditional meal/dish for the evening gathering at the Civic Centre.

5.30pm Families accompany guests to Civic Centre WITH food and drinks for an evening celebration of cultural exchange, song, dance, and stories from many sources. This celebration is OPEN TO ALL (just bring a plate and come and enjoy it, whether or not you are a host).

Diversity - Copy

Diversity in Australian migrant women

Sunday 6th September

Guests and host families have breakfast together.

9.00am   Hosts to bring guests to Corowa

Rotary Sunday Market

9.30am   Guests gather together for morning tea, debrief, and farewells.. …See you again!!

1940s_3 migrants to Oz

1940s migrants to Australia

This invitation has come to us via the Corowa Ministers Association and we hope the Catholic and Christian communities will contribute to the success of the weekend: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” … And remember, “Strangers are but friends we have not yet met!”

14 host families have already volunteered; if you are interested to participate or help in this worthy event, Contact Gary Poidevin (0428-449-728).

SA migrant support

South Australia supporting migrants.


Kimberley Catholic Volunteer Service


Bishop Saunders of Broome Diocese is currently seeking (ideally a couple) for a role that requires: management/administration skills, good people skills, Church commitment, practical skills, experience in working closely with Aboriginal people, etc. Term is 2 years. For details and an application form send an email to – volunteers@broomediocese.org & or check out the diocese website: www.broomediocese.org


Remember in Prayer

Ursula Bartlett, Raewyn Widdison, William Phibbs, Michelle Hogan, Len Sambell, Michael Scown, Patrick Whitty, Bernard McKay, Natalie Lawrence, Shirley Ash, Kevin Seymour, Joan Sandral, Imelda Gauci, Pauline Kerr, and all on our In Memoriam Board for August.


Rosaries in your neighborhood

Rosaries are on-going – join at anytime

* Nora Kingston, 24 Alfred St ph. 6033 2026. Wednesdays at 4.30pm

* C & J Mclean, 5a Lindsay St Wed 5pm

* Karinya Aged Care Chapel, Sundays 11am

* St Mary’s Church, Sat 8.45am + Mass at 9am.

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20th Aug Thurs 1.45pm CWL in Presbytery Meeting Room

20th Aug 6.30pm at Oddfellows Hall ICE INFORMATION EVENING All Welcome.

25th Aug Tues 6.30pm 1st RECONCILIATION – All welcome to give adult witness to young ones making first Reconciliation by approaching the sacrament yourself.

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MASS INTENTIONS 16th – 22nd August

Saturday 15th   ASSUMPTION OF MARY

6.30pm Mass (Anne Baruday; Imelda Gauci)


9am Mass (for all parishioners)

Monday 17th

9am mass (Len Dick; Nancy Coppolino)

Tuesday 18th

9am Mass (Zvonimir Haribar & fm; P.McBride)

Wed 19th  

9am Mass (Christine Byrne; Sonia Gonbac & fm)

Thursday 20th St Bernard  

11.40 Nov & Mass (Gerry & Jean O’Donnell; N.Miccio)

Friday 21st St Pius X   

10.00am Anointing Mass in Parish Hall (Paul B; John Livingston)

Saturday 22nd  Queenship of Mary

9.00 Mass (Marjorie Peck, Shirley Ash, Joan Sandral)

6.30pm Vigil M (Patrick, Alan Whitty; B Phibbs)

9.00am Mass (For all parishioners)


Liturgy Roster for 22nd – 23rd August


6.30pm Sandral Fm

9.00am Svarc Fm


6.30pm S Drum I Brooks

9.00am M Kelly

Special Minister:

6.30pm I & F Brooks

9.00am K Roberts P Lemmon

Altar: M Doyle


6.30pm P Dwyer F Brooks

9.00am C O’Shea

Altar Servers:

6.30pm Luke Heagney, Sarah Knight

9.00am Simone & Olivia Aitken

Collection: Matt Drum

Counters: R Packer I Brooks


This week on the Journey (Ep106)

There’s so much to look forward to in this week’s show so it’s definitely worth listening to the whole thing! However, if you are too busy, you can still listen to your favourites at the links below.

We kick off the show as per usual with our Gospel reflection. Fr Richard Healey is back in the saddle providing some timely thoughts on the Gospel for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Sr Hilda’s piece this week, “The Selfie’’ is just brilliant! In Milk and Honey, Trish McCarthy explains a few things about right judgement and Bruce Downes ‘The Catholic Guy’ chimes in with some great advice too.

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