27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Yr. B
Prayer for the Synod on the Family
“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love, to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalised find ready comfort and healing.
Holy family of Nazareth, may the Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and …
ABOUT THE SYNOD – POPE FRANCIS
‘A PROTECTED SPACE’
The Synod of Bishops is not a place for reaching agreement but a “protected space in which the Church experiences the action of the Holy Spirit,” Pope Francis told delegates gathered for the first working session of the Synod.
‘NOT A TALKING SHOP’
“I would like to remind you that the Synod is not a convention or a talking shop, nor is it a parliament or senate where people reach agreement,” Pope Francis told the delegates, “…but the Church that walks together to read reality with the eyes of faith and with the heart of God.”
‘..A LIVING SPRING’
The Synod, he said, was “the Church that questions itself as to its fidelity to the deposit of the faith, so that it does not become a museum to be looked at or conserved, but a living spring from which the Church drinks to quench thirst and to show up the source of life.”
GOD ALWAYS SURPRISES US
Francis used his opening reflection to clear the ground for what he described as “a protected space in which the Church experiences the action of the Holy Spirit,” which “speaks through the language of all the people who allow themselves to be guided by the God who always surprises us.”
[N.B. This Synod is not doctrinal, but pastoral, and will thus NOT change Church doctrine – Have no fear!]
That the Synod will be guided by the Holy Spirit.
Join the parish Rosaries any time:
* Nora Kingston, 24 Alfred St ph.6033 2026 Wednesdays at 4.30pm
* McLean’s, 5a Lindsay St., Wed 5pm
* Karinya chapel – Sundays 11am
* St Mary’s Church, Sat 8.45am; Mass follows at 9.00am.
Remember in Prayer
Michael Connell, Boyd Park, Mary Hodgkin, Ray Currie, Pat Seymour, Peter Howe, Rose Chandler, Ursula Bartlett, William Phibbs, Michelle Hogan, Len Sambell, Michael Scown, Patrick Whitty, Natalie Lawrence, Shirley Ash, Kevin Seymour, Joan Sandral, Imelda Gauci.
12th Oct Mon 9.30 WRAP W LOVE in Hall. Followed by 19th Oct… then fortnightly as scheduled
21st Oct Wed 12.30pm BALLDALE MAJELLAN, Home Mass and meeting at Marie Tomlinson’s, 19 Murray St., Corowa.
25th Oct Sun MISSION SUNDAY – Leaving Collections at end of Mass.
St Mary’s School Fete on Sun. Nov. 1st
Nicole Forge  is asking if anyone would kindly help by making slices, cakes, sandwiches for this year’s high tea. Last year’s high tea was a great success…Thank you for helping.
THIS WEEK: AGM of CWL
Thursday 15th Oct at 2.00pm in St Mary’s Hall – after usual 1.30pm monthly meeting.
AGM Guest Speaker
Geoff Wilmot, Pharmacist of Corowa.
Spiritual Director – Fr Mahedy is invited.
[Heinrich Hoffman detail]
MASSES INTENTIONS 10th – 18th Oct.
6.30pm Mass (Imelda Gauci & fm, Ray Currie)
9.00am Mass (All Parishioners)
9am Mass (Pat Seymour; Ursula Bartlett)
9am Mass (Margaret Collins; Bill Phibbs)
9am Mass (John & Zita Walsh; Frank Griffin)
Thurs 15th St Teresa of Avila
11.40 Nov & M (Frank Eaton; Tom Upton)
Fri 16th St Margaret Mary
10.00 Anoint. Mass (Sick, Refugees, abused, displaced, homeless)
Sat 17th St Ignatius of Antioch
9am Mass (Phyllis & Len Dick; Joan Sandral)
6.30pm Mass (Pat Livingston; Michael Scown)
Sun 18th – 29th Sun in OT
9am Mass – (For all parishioners)
LITURGY ROSTER for 17th – 18th Oct
6.30pm N Kingston M Carroll
9.00am M Clohessy C Tilders
6.30pm J & M Schnelle
9.00am M Kelly
6.30pm A Pilgrim M Skehan
9.00am B Christy R Taylor
Altar: M Fitzgibbon
6.30pm L Hanrahan
9.00am C Sandral
6.30pm M Blockley N Esplana
9.00am S & O Aitkin
Collection: J Taylor
Counters: L & N Hughes
THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM
AIRS 11 OCTOBER 2015
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