Bulletin 13th March 2016 – 5th Sun Lent Yr C

Image: Woman taken in adultery – Mercy trumps Pharisees

 5th Sunday of Lent

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“…Go now, and sin no more…”

Thought for the week: “Lord, judge me with the same compassion with which I judge others.”

Snippets of St Mary’s History (cont.)

JAMES NAGLE                                              

James Nagle came to Corowa in 1868 and settled at “Erinvale”. He married Honor Nolan and had a family of eight sons and two daughters. His sons all settled on properties in the Corowa district. His son, Patrick, lived at “Erinvale” until his death; another son, Bede, married Emily Lewis, a grand-daughter of Robert Brown, and grandmother of Honor McDonald, “Ulva”, Lewis, Brian and Eileen Nagle of “Narbethong”, Mulwala. Several of the present generation of Nagles still reside in Corowa.


John Dunn was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, in 1852. He came to Australia in 1875 and settled on the goldfields of Beechworth. There he met Jessie Maclean and they were married in Chiltern the same year. Shortly afterwards they moved to Corowa where John set up a blacksmith’s shop on the corner of Albury Road and Bullecourt Road, then called “Netherby”.

There was a family of five boys – John, Thomas, James, William and Walter, and three daughters, Mary, Jessie and Kate. Of their family John ‘Rusty’ and Jim lived all their lives in Corowa. All the children received their education in Corowa; first at the Public School, and when the (Mercy) Sisters came to St Mary’s in 1887, Thomas, John and James were among the first students enrolled.

Descendants still residing in Corowa (in 1978) are Edith Dormer (John’s daughter), her son John and daughter, Joan (Mrs B Clohessy) and family, Brian Dunn and Mary (Mrs B Lethbridge), Jim’s children and their families (no longer in Corowa).  [from AT Roddy The Church by the Rocky River 1978 Ch. 5, p.24] To be cont.



Reply received this week: “In the last five years of his life Alan Whitty asked this question often. He had to be satisfied with three answers, all of them unsatisfactory: 1. The bell was stolen by someone aware of its value.  2. The bell was lost to the tip with a trailer load of renovation rubbish.  3. The bell was sent to be refurbished (never to be seen again).  Alan rang the bell on many mornings before 7am weekday Mass, so it was of great sentimental value to him.” [Pat Whitty] [Next week: Bell mystery solved]



Corowa Hospital Aged Care (Carroll Wing) is appealing for helpers to assist with feeding the elderly. Instruction will be provided. Can you offer help with this genuine ‘Work of Mercy’ during the Year of Mercy? Contact Belinda or Catherine: 6033 7666. Even one hour a week will be appreciated.



Liturgical Helpers are again needed to assist with the liturgy. If you can help, please contact the parish office: 6033 1927. N.B. Especially for 24th March HOLY THURSDAY, 25th March GOOD FRIDAY, & 26th March EASTER VIGIL.



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


* Mon 14th Mar 9.30am Wrap with Love – St Mary’s Hall. A true “Work of Mercy” in the Year of Mercy




Wed 23rd March 10am Group Parenting Course

Wed 23rd March 2pm Anger Management at St Mary’s Presbytery rear flat. Run by Centacare and Sisters of Mercy. Ph. 0448772010



* 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

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


MASS INTENTIONS 12th – 19th March

Sat  12th March

6.30pm (Clare & Len Forrest; Ray Currie)

Sun  13th March

9.00am Mass (For all Parishioners)

Mon 14th March – NO MASS TODAY

Tue 15th March

9am M (Margaret Smith; Frank Cleary)

Wed 16th March

9am Mass (Carmel Alderman; Frances Tillett; Domenico Alessi)

Thurs 17th March – St Patrick

11.40 Nov. & M. (Bernice & Peter Gale; Pat & Roy Potter)

Fri 18th March 

10am Mass of Anointing (All sick & their carers)

Sat 19th March – St Joseph

9am M (Valentino Cilia; Arthur Collins)

6.30pm (John & Janina Palubiski; Nellie Dullard)


LITURGY ROSTER for 19th – 20th March


6.30pm M Carroll, N Kingston

9.00am Drum family


6.30pm J Lowden, J Schnelle

9.00am P Lemmon

Special Minister:

6.30pm M Skehan, K O’Halloran

9.00am K King, A Pilgrim



6.30pm L Hanrahan

9.00am A Pilgrim

Altar Servers:



Collection: J Taylor

Counters:  Arthur & Mary Campbell