Bulletin 8th November 2015 – 32nd Sun. OT Yr B

  widows mite - James Christensen

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


“This poor widow put more in the offering box than all the others, poor as she is, she put in all she had…” Mk 12.43-44.


“As the Lord lives,” (the widow) replied “I have no baked bread, but only a handful of meal in a jar and a little oil in a jug; I am just gathering a stick or two to go and prepare this for myself and my son to eat, and then we shall die.” I Kg 17.12.


There are few situations in life that are more heart-rending than a poor widow (or single mother) struggling to support herself and her child(ren).

In the Gospels, Jesus’ avowed preference for the poor is abundantly clear: they lack the leverage of ‘friends I high places’ and are thrown on their own resources and on the goodness of others to survive.

St Vincent de Paul Society could tell us a thousand stories of broken hearts ending in broken homes and poverty and of the hourly struggles to put food on the table.

The recent appeals to support the missions in Hall’s Creek and the poor in Madagascar received a generous response from our parishioners. But our generosity can go further: include them – and all the poor of our world in our daily prayers and be alert to help the needy in Corowa.


Our members of St Vincent de Paul are constantly on call to support poor families and individuals and we can do our part by donations in kind or in cash to its members or to the box at the back of the church.

In December, we will once again have the Christmas Giving Tree food & toys hamper appeal, and you may like to think ahead and purchase items for that. Every little helps.

Nobody unhappy at Christmas



* 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 Talbot, 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.



9th Nov Mon 9.30am WRAP W LOVE in Hall. Weekly until further notice. Thank you.

13th Nov Fri 2pm in the Church Hall CWL SUMMER FASHIONS from Sadie Michael. 20% disc. on most items. Entry $5. Lucky Door Prize. A-tea served. All welcome. Bring a friend. Ladies, a plate please.

13th Nov Fri 7.30pm BEYOND BLUE Present. At Wangaratta Performing Arts Cent. 6 Speakers.

Click this link for full details of speakers etc. –


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 past, impacted by imprisonment of someone close either in correctional centre, or 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

Kairos Outside Flyer (a)

Kairos Outside Flyer (b)

For details about the RIVERINA WEEKEND click this link:

Kairos Outside – Riverina Conf

Sun 22 November – CHRISTMAS WITHOUT THEM at St Mary’s church, Corowa. This is an ecumenical service. All welcome, especially those who have lost loved ones this year.


MASS INTENTIONS  7th – 15th Nov

Sat 7th   Welcome to Fr Arthur Cook from Windsor

6.30pm Mass (Peace and healing in homes & Families)

Sun 8th

9.00am Mass (All Parishioners)

Mon 9th Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

9.00am Mass (Claude Tomlinson & family)

Tue 10th St Leo the Great

9am Mass (Pat, Joanne & Fiona Kelly; Fr L Wright)

Wed 11th St Martin of Tours  

9am Mass (John & Ruth Hickey; Ron & Vera Pettit)

Thurs 12th St Josaphat

11.40 Nov 12.00 (Percy Sutcliffe; Ann Aquilina)

Fri 13th  

9am Mass (Pat Leddin; Ted Kingston & Carroll familiess)

Sat 14th

9am Mass (O’Shea, McPhee Fms; DeBono & Taylor families)

6.30pm Mass (Chisnall, Curran, King &  Robinson families)

Sun 15th  

9am Mass – (For all parishioners)


LITURGY ROSTER for 14th – 15th Nov


6.30pm Sandral Fm  

9.00am Svarc Fm


6.30pm J & M Schnelle

9.00am E & B Christy

Special Minister:

6.30pm T Drum C Salmon

9.00am K King M Tomlinson

Altar: M Campbell


6.30pm A Pilgrim

9.00am P Hanrahan

Altar Servers:

6.30pm E Tidd D Marshall

9.00am S & O Aitkin

Collection: T Moroney

Counters: A & M Campbell




This week on The Journey Fr Ken Cafe takes us through his Gospel Reflection of Mark 12:38-44 followed by inspiring reflections from Sr Hilda Scott OSB and Peter Gilmore.  Fr Dave Callaghan asks us the question “What’s under the Bonnet?” and Byron and Francene Pirola give us tips on “Dating without intention.”  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.