Bulletin 1st November 2015 – ALL SAINTS DAY

 all saints #3 - scrip quote 2 Tim 4.7


All whom we have loved in life and who have done their best to live a good life, are ‘with the Lord’ in eternity. We pray today especially to all whom God has received into heaven to claim their everlasting reward.

We pray that they will remember us and ask God to grant us His love and mercy to help us through this ‘valley of tears’ where we are often ‘mourning and weeping’. The grace of faithfulness to the end is our hope and we are helped enormously by the prayers of our beloved relatives and friends who are already with God.


November is also “All Souls” month and we are praying for all who have died and are still waiting for our prayers and sacrifices to help them claim their reward.

They are greatly helped by our personal prayers, but most especially when we attend Mass for them and offer, with Jesus, His redeeming sacrifice on the Cross.


During November we owe it to our deceased parents, and all relatives and friends to accompany them regularly with our prayers and Masses.

A lady was once amused when Padre Pio said he was offering a Mass for his long-departed mother. She said, ‘But Father your mother is surely already in heaven?’ To which the saint replied: “Yes, but that is because God knew I would one day offer this Mass for her.”

Mysteriously, God relies on our love for our departed loved ones to help them claim heaven. Let’s pray heartily for them:

“May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.”

All Sainsts #1 stained glass

Rosaries in our parish

* Nora Kingston, 24 Alfred St ph. Wed 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

Laurie Fitzgerald, Phyllis Robinson, Pauline Bellette, Michael Connell, Mary Hodgkin, Ray Currie, Pat Seymour, Peter Howe, Ursula Bartlett, William Phibbs, Michelle Hogan, Len Sambell, Michael Scown, Patrick Whitty, Natalie Lawrence, Shirley Ash, Kevin Seymour, Joan Sandral, Imelda Gauci.



St Mary’s School Fete TODAY!

Last year was a great success – Do Come!


2nd Nov 9.00am MASS FOR ALL SOULS come and pray for all your deceased loved ones.

2nd Nov Mon 9.30am WRAP W LOVE in Hall. Weekly until further notice. Thank you.

6th-7th Nov CRISIS PREGNANCY COUNSELLING CONFERENCE. Aimed at providing skills to counsel women who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Ph 60407910.

13th Nov Fri 2pm: CWL SUMMER FASHIONS from Sadie Michael. 20% disc. on most items. Entry $5. Lucky Door Prize. A-tea served. All welcome. Bring a friend. For further details:

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13th Nov Fri 7.30pm BEYOND BLUE Presentation. At Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre. 6 Speakers.

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21ST Nov CATHOLIC YOUTH EXPO 9am-9pm at Xavier H. Sch. Hall Albury. Contact Fr Sean Byrnes 6041 2588 for details. Esp.13-18yr-olds.

Fri 20 – Sun 22 Nov. KAIROS OUTSIDE – a weekend supporting women currently, or in the past, impacted by the imprisonment of someone close – either in a correctional centre, or a juvenile offender program. At St Martin’s College CSU Wagga. It’s free!! Contact ph 0467 853 865.

Click these two links (in sequence) for further details about Kairos Outside



For details about the RIVERINA WEEKEND click this link:



MASSES 24th Oct – 1st Nov

Sat 31st

6.30pm Mass


9.00am Mass (All Parishioners)


9.00am Mass ALL DECEASED especially of St Mary’s parish Corowa

Tue 3rd St Martin de Porres

9.00am Mass (Hart, Mulquiney & Lane Families)

Wed 4th St Charles Borromeo    

9.00am Mass (Frances Tibbett & Doyle Family)

Thurs 5th  

11.40 Nov 12.00 Mass (Baron Lethbridge, Peter Talbot Family)

Fri 6th  

10.00am Mass Karinya (sick & suffering)

Sat 7th

9amMass (Srs of Mercy, Priests & Brothers deceased)

6.30pmMass (Peace & Healing in homes & Families)

Sun 8th

9am Mass – (For all parishioners)


LITURGY ROSTER for 7th – 8th Nov


6.30pm O’Halloran Fm  

9.00am R Whitmore


6.30pm R Packer A Norman

9.00am P Lemmon

Special Minister:

6.30pm K O’Halloran J Lowden

9.00am K Roberts P Lemmon

Altar: M Campbell


6.30pm Sandral Fm

9.00am C Sutcliffe

Altar Servers:

6.30pm D Forge, H Albury

9.00am L McKenzie, C Batang

Collection: T Moroney

Counters: M Kelly




This week on The Journey

  • Fr Richard Healey reflects on the important Feast of All Saints;
  • Fr Dave Callaghan’s reflection “Trees can’t fly” challenges us;
  • The Pirolas in their Smart Loving segment give us some great tips on how not to become “Married Singles” and
  • Bruce Downes, The Catholic Guy shows us what to do when life goes into a tailspin – let go of control and trust in God. 
  • Add to that some great music and interviews with people doing amazing things right around the globe and you’ve got a show that is all about faith, hope love and life. 
  • Tune into LIFE 101.9 FM or 98.5 THE LIGHT Albury Wodonga Sun 11am or
  • go to www.jcr.org.au  or www.itunes.jcr.org.au  where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.