Bulletin 6th March 2016 – 4th Sun Lent Yr C

4th Sunday of Lent – Prodigal Son

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Return of the Prodigal Son



A great number of the early Catholic families within Corowa itself left the town during this period of the late 1870s and early 1880s and even later, and of the hundred or so families that lived in or close to the town during the first years of the parish only a handful of their descendants remain. Among those of whom we have records are the following.

BRIDGET NOLAN came to Australia in 1858 after the death of her husband, Timothy, in Ireland. After spending a short time with two of her daughters at Mount Barker, South Australia, she came to “Lilydale” (east of Corowa) with her four daughters, Honor, Bridget, Mary and Ellen and John, in 1859.

[from AT Roddy The Church by the Rocky River 1978 Ch. 5] … To be continued. Further details can be viewed at www.stmaryscorowa.com – “1878-1978 St Mary’s first 100 years”. Click on link to Ch. 5.

Slight revision of Roddy account :

On the death of Bridget Nolan, the property was carried on by her son, John (1872 m. Anastatia Dalton), who “had two sons, John and Patrick and six daughters” [ – Mary Ann (Mollie), Bridget, Anastatia I [d. inf.], Margaret, Catherine (Kate), and Anastatia II. … Bridget entered the Sisters of Mercy and taught in Corowa. After just five years in the order she died 9th Jan 1900, aged 25. (cf. Nolan & Sandral Family Reunion 1977, p.14)

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* 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

Henry Kingston, Carmel & Laurie Talbot, Arthur Collins, Nellie Dullard, Betty Griffin, Mary Hodgkin, Ray Currie, Pat Seymour, Ursula Bartlett, Michelle Hogan, Len Sambell, Michael Scown, Joan Sandral, Imelda Gauci.



TODAY IS ADORATION SUNDAY 10am–1pm. Benediction begins about 12.45pm.


* Thur 10th Mar 10am CWL REGIONAL MEETING in parish hall. Mass at 12 noon in church.


* Thur 10th Mar 10.30-11.30am Lenten Prayer Group – Presbytery meeting room. All Thursdays during Lent to share / pray on the Sunday Gospels.


* Mon 14th Mar 9.30am Wrap with Love – St Mary’s Hall.

2016 Hamlin Fistula Calendar cover croppedImage: ‘Wrap with Love’ Blanket in use in Ethiopia –

2016 Calendar for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.


 Wed 16th Mar 7.30pm PARISH RECONCILIATION EVENING – in church. Visiting priests assisting with confessions. Experience the mercy of God’s forgiveness.



Centacare and Sisters of Mercy

*Wed 23rd Mar 10am Group Parenting Course at St Mary’s Presbytery rear flat – entry from Federation Avenue (small gate at right of presbytery garage).

*Wed 23rd Mar 2pm Anger Management at St Mary’s Presbytery rear flat – entry as above.

Run by Centacare and Sisters of Mercy. Ph 04 487 72 010 for appointment.

Further Details


MASS INTENTIONS 5th -12th March

Sat  5th March

6.30pm (Bette Griffin, Arthur Collins, Phyllis Robinson)

Sun  06th March

9.00am Mass (For all Parishioners)

Mon 7th March  

9am Mass (Marj Regan, Martin Dickins)

Tue 8th March

9am M (deceased Pioneers of parish and shire)

11am Funeral Mass at St Mary’s for Henry Kingston

Wed 9th March

9am Mass (Nellie Dullard; Potts & Talbot fms)

Thurs 10th March  

11.40 Nov. & M. (CWL deceased)

Fri 11th March     

9am M (Bro Tim Boxall, Pat McDonald, Kearney fms)

Sat 12th March

9am M (Bishop Peter de Campo, Priests and religious from Corowa parish)

6.30pm (Claire & Len Forrest; Ray Currie fms)


LITURGY ROSTER for 12th – 13th March


6.30pm O’Halloran Fm

9.00am Svarc Fm


6.30pm D Forge I Brooks

9.00am M Kelly

Special Minister:

6.30pm D & A Norman

9.00am D Collins M Tomlinson



6.30pm D & E Clohessy

9.00am T Moroney

Altar Servers:


9.00am L McKenzie C Batang

Collection: T Moroney

Counters:  M Kelly



This week on The Journey we hear a Gospel reflection for the 4th Week of Lent from Fr Ken Barker; Sr Hilda Scott OSB reminds us to “spend 5 minutes with God.”  Pete Gilmore in his Living the Gospel segment challenges us to “Create Space for God” and Sam Clear asks us to “Rejoice in our sufferings.”  We also hear some great music from amazing artists including a Lenten Psalm from Tracey Coombes.  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.