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Image: Logo of the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Mercy Yr Logo - Merciful like the Father

2nd Sunday of Advent 2015

Jubilee Year of Mercy

The logo and the motto together are a summary of the Jubilee Year. The motto Merciful Like the Father (Luke, 6:36) is an invitation to follow the merciful example of the Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure.

The logo by Fr Marko Rupnik SJ is an image important in the early Church: that of the Son having taken upon his shoulders the lost soul – showing it is the love of Christ that brings to completion the mystery of his incarnation culminating in redemption.

The logo deeply expresses how the Good Shepherd touches the flesh of humanity and does so with a love with the power to change one’s life.

One particular feature worthy of note is that while the Good Shepherd, in his great mercy, takes humanity upon himself, his eyes are merged with those of man. Christ sees with the eyes of Adam, and Adam with the eyes of Christ.

Every person discovers in Christ, the new Adam, one’s own humanity and the future that lies ahead, contemplating, in his gaze, the love of the Father.

The scene is captured within the so called mandorla (the shape of an almond), a figure important in early and medieval iconography for it calls to mind the two natures of Christ, divine and human.

The three concentric ovals, with colors progressively lighter as we move outward, suggest the movement of Christ who carries humanity out of the night of sin and death. Conversely, the depth of the darker color suggests the impenetrability of the love of the Father who forgives all.



* Nora Kingston, 24 Alfred St ph. Wed 4.30pm

* McLeans’, 5a Lindsay St., Wed 5pm

* Karinya chapel – Sundays 11am

* St Mary’s Church, Sat 8.45am; Mass at 9.00am.


Remember in Prayer

Sr Barbara Murray, Kevin Cantlon, Betty Griffin, 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.


Wanted Male Volunteers

To assist with furniture pickups and deliveries 3 x ½ days weekly

Contact Marg or Cathy at St Vinnies 60332309



MERCY IN GIVING: The GIVING TREE – Take an envelope, purchase, place gifts at tree, and Vinnies distribute. Thank you.

PARISH RAFFLE TKT BOOKS available at Mass & at the Presbytery any time

7th Dec Mon 9.30am WRAP W LOVE in Hall

6th Dec Adoration 10am until 1.00pm; 12.45pm Divine Mercy Chaplet & Benediction.

9th Dec Wed 12pm Sch. Christmas Paraliturgy

13 Dec Sun. 7.30pm Combined Churches Christmas Carols at St Andrews, Corowa.

14 Dec Mon 6pm School Graduation Mass

15 Dec Tue 5pm Finance C-tee at O’Shea’s

16 Dec Wed 7.30pm Reconciliation / Confession. Visiting priests available.


MASSES 05th – 13th Dec.

Sat 5th  

6.30pm (Owen Doyle, Wal Filliponi & fms)

Sun 6th   [Adoration 10am-1pm]

9.00am Mass (All Parishioners)

Mon 7th & Tue 8th No 9 A.M. Mass

Wed 9th

9am Mass (Leo Naughtin, Ted Kingston; D & C Salmon fm)

Thurs 10th

12pm Mass (Sr Liz Clancy; Mary Cudden)

Fri 11th

9am Mass (Shirl Robbo; Paul Farquer; Jack Griffin)

Sat 12th

9am Mass (Jack Tomlinson, Frances & Chris Hanrahan, Dulcie Morgan)

6.30pm Mass (Imelda Gauci, Joan Sandral)

Sun 13th  3rd  Sunday Advent

9am Mass – (For all parishioners)


LITURGY ROSTER for 12th – 13th Dec


6.30pm J Heagney

9.00am CWL


6.30pm C Knight A Norman

9.00am B & E Christy

Special Minister:

6.30pm T Drum C Salmon

9.00am M Tomlinson K King

Altar: M Macqueen


6.30pm D & E Clohessy

9.00am T Moroney

Altar Servers:

6.30pm L Heagney S Knight

9.00am L McKenzie C Batang

Collection: T Moroney

Counters: A & M Campbell




This week on The Journey we start with a Gospel reflection for the 2nd week of Advent by Fr Stephen Varney; Sr Hilda Scott OSB reminds us of the importance of keeping in touch with God; Sam Clear reminds us that Unity requires God’s love in action and Byron and Francene Pirola talk about the benefits of applying a date claimer to our marriages.

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