Bulletin 24th Jan 2016 – 3rd Sunday in OT Yr C


Jesus’ statement that no prophet is accepted in his home town reminds us that it is often difficult to hear a challenging message from those who know us best, even if it is true.

Perhaps we remember and even regret this aspect of our childhood and adolescence. We may have overlooked the wisdom and guidance of our parents, while allowing the voices of others—teachers, friends, and counsellors—to carry more weight, even when these people were telling us the same thing.

Perhaps this developmental stage is unavoidable. Perhaps as we have matured, we have come to a new appreciation for our parents and others whose perspective and experience we once rejected. Today’s Gospel provides an opportunity to talk about and to learn from such experiences.

As you gather as a family, consider proverbs or other wise sayings that are familiar to your family (“Blood is thicker than water;” “All that glitters is not gold.”). Consider what these proverbs mean and whether you believe them to be true. Why or why not?

Jesus challenges the people of Nazareth by reminding them of old sayings that seem to have a lot of truth in them. Listen carefully to this Gospel and consider what Jesus meant by the two proverbs he quoted in the next few verses of Luke’s gospel.

What were the proverbs that Jesus quoted? (“Physician, cure yourself”; “No prophet is accepted in his native place.”) Consider the meaning of these proverbs and look for examples from your own family life that show their truth. Do the members of your family humbly accept one another’s wisdom and guidance? Jesus speaks through them: listen carefully. 



24 Jan (this Sunday) Federation Festival Corowa

  • NB 8.00am Mass at St Mary’s;
  • 9.30am Ecumenical Service on the Mound.
  • 11.00am Parade in Sanger Street, Corowa.



 Next Mass Fri 5th Feb 10am at Karinya.




* 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

Fr Warren Mossfield, Brian O’Neill, Fr Baltrame, Betty Griffin, Laurie Talbot, Mary Hodgkin, Ray Currie, Pat Seymour, Ursula Bartlett, Michelle Hogan, Len Sambell, Michael Scown, Joan Sandral, Imelda Gauci.


MASS INTENTIONS – 23rd – 31st Jan

Sat 23rd

6.30pm (Kevin & Gwen Lovell; Zita Walsh)

Sun 24th

9.00am Mass (For all Parishioners)

Mon 25th Conversion of St Paul Apostle

9am Mass (John Nolan; Margaret Tenney)


9am M (All deceased Australians)

Wed 27th

9am M (Nicole Collins; Neil McDonald)

Thurs 28th St Thomas Aquinas

11.40am Nov. & M. (Hilda Williams, Brian O’Neill)

Fri 29th

9am M (Will Hickey; Bryan Doyle)

Sat 30th

9am M (Gordon Willett; Chris Hanrahan)

6.30pm (Imelda Gauci; Joan Sandral)

Sun 31st

9am Mass – (For all parishioners)


LITURGY ROSTER for 30th – 31st Jan


6.30pm N Kingston, M Carroll

9.00am ??


6.30pm M Schnelle, J Schnelle

9.00am P Lemmon

Special Minister:

6.30pm K O’Halloran, J Lowden

9.00am K Roberts, P Lemmon

Altar: Mona Doyle


6.30pm Sandral fm

9.00am C Sutcliffe

Altar Servers:

6.30pm Max Blockley, Noah Esplana

9.00am  Zara Rippingale, Victoria Kreun

Collection: K Freeman

Counters: Robert Packer, Ian Brooks