Bulletin 3rd Sun Advent Yr C

3rd Sunday of Advent 2015

Mercy – Frankly!

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This book FRANKLY is about reaching those who have left the faith, or those searching for it. Take a copy and share it with members of the family who may be in that situation. It is a Christmas gift from St Mary’s Parish to your family.

Happy Christmas!

The book contains articles about living Catholic life in our difficult secular society. Many of the insights shed light on how faith is important for everyday living, and offer ideas on coping with the many non-Christian and counter-Christian values we face in Australia. Act on faith, and share Frankly with your family! A gift of mercy from you to them.

Pray for peace

The world is, in Pope Francis’ words, already engaged piecemeal in World War III; it is being fought simultaneously in many parts of the world.

Pope Francis said on Saturday (12.Sept.) at a memorial service for Italian soldiers who died in WWI, “Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction,” he said. “Humanity needs to weep and this is the time to weep…”

We long for the peace of Christ, especially at Christmas. We long for it in our families, our towns and across the world. As private citizens of faith, prayer is always within our grasp. We can pray as individuals, as families, and as a parish.

If we are faithful to these responsibilities, we can be confident God’s grace will be at work in all situations. Let us trust in His mercy and implore Mary for help in the Rosary.

Mother of Mercy - for Yr of Mercy



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

* McLean’s, 5a Lindsay St., Wed 5.30pm

* Karinya chapel – Sundays 11am                                  

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


Remember in Prayer

Sr Barbara Murray, Betty Griffin, Laurie Talbot, Mary Hodgkin, Ray Currie, Pat Seymour, Ursula Bartlett, Michelle Hogan, Len Sambell, Michael Scown, Joan Sandral, Imelda Gauci.



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 at St Mary’s. Visiting priests.

21 Dec Mon 9.30am Hall WRAP W LOVE


Christmas Liturgy Rosters

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


6.30pm Sandral Fm    

9am M Drum  R Whitmore  


6.30pm I Brooks  M Kelly      

9am B & E Christy

Spec Ministers of the Eucharist

6.30pm J Lowden A Norman                     

9am R Taylor  K King


6.30pm M Skehan    F Brooks   

9am C Sutcliffe P Hanrahan


6.30pm Schnelle Fm    

9am  B&C O’Shea


Thur Sandral Fm 

Fri J Taylor


MASS INTENTIONS 12th – 20th Dec.

Sat 12th

6.30pm (Imelda Theresa Gauci, Joan Sandral)

Sun 13th

9.00am Mass (All Parishioners)

Mon 14th

9am Mass (Norman, O’Halloran, Hanrahan, Tomlinson Fms)

Tue 15th

9am M (Des O’Brien, Jim Janet C, Carmel, Maureen, Cathy)

Wed 16th

9am M (Jack Gannon, John Spence,  Wendy Murphy)

Thurs 17th

12pm M (Kevin Tenney, McDevitt, Walsh & Murphy Fm)

Fri 18th

9am M (Joe & Wilma Talbot, Kath Taylor, Mick Fitz)

Sat 19th

9am M (Jacob Walliss,Fr Bob Leaver)

6.30pm M (Marg & Jack, Jan & Eunice, Jan & Shirley Amsing)

Sun 20th  4th Sunday Advent

9am Mass – (For all parishioners)


LITURGY ROSTER for 19th – 20th Dec


6.30pm N Kingston M Carroll

9.00am M Clohessy C Tilders


6.30pm J & M Schnelle

9.00am M Milthorpe

Special Minister:

6.30pm A Pilgrim M Skehan

9.00am B Christy R Taylor

Altar: M Macqueen


6.30pm L Hanrahan

9.00am C Sandral

Altar Servers:

6.30pm E Tidd

9.00am S & O Aitkin

Collection: J Taylor





This week on The Journey Fr Stephen Varney reflects on the Gospel for the 3rd Sunday in Advent;  Sr Hilda Scott OSB reminds us that “In our emptiness, God can truly hear us.”   This week Tracey Coombes sings for us from her “Cry Out” Advent CD and Peter Gilmore reflects on the challenges of social media in our modern world.  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.