Bulletin 3rd April 2016 – Mercy Sunday


 Faustina - vision of Jesus

Image: Sister Faustina receiving image of Divine Mercy.

[For biography & commentary click here – turn on your computer speakers.]

Thought for the week: “Jesus, welcome us, and all sinners, to the Father’s house.”



Snippets of St Mary’s History (cont.)


Prosper Pascal Sandral was born and educated in France and came to Wahgunyah and also conducted the Steampacket Hotel in Corowa. He was prominent in the business, civic and social life of the small township and gave great assistance to many of the citizens who, not being literate, found communication difficult and needed help in performing some of their legal and civic obligations. He occupied a very prominent place in the first years of the new parish.

Prosper Sandral snr - AT Roddy p.14 - Copy

Disposing of his interest in the town, he selected the property “Bell View”, now “St Bernard’s”, He had by this time two sons and three daughters who attended the Redlands school. Moving from this property the family selected “Fontainebleu” at Savernake in 1881. One son went to Mulwala where for a time he was Clerk of Petty Sessions and then settled on a property next to “Fontainebleu”.

Prosper Sandral retired to St Kilda in 1906 where he lived until his death. His son, Ernest, who had married Mary Nagle from “Erinvale”, remained at “Fontainebleu” which, on his death was carried on by his sons Ernest, Jack and Ray.

The first son, Prosper, settled at Ringwood and now [1978] lives in retirement in Corowa. Also living in the town is a grand-daughter of the first Prosper Sandral, Mrs M Fitzgerald. [ed. Note 2016: Prosper Junior, died 3rd May 1984 aged 83, has sons living in Corowa.]

[from A.T. Roddy The Church by the Rocky River 1978 Ch. 5, p.24. To read further click here.] To be cont.



* ADORATION THIS SUNDAY 10am after 9am Mass until 1pm. Benediction 12.45pm. The Divine Mercy chaplet will be prayed during Benediction on this day, Mercy Sunday, and all Adoration Sundays of the Year of Mercy.

 * Mon 11th Apr 9.30am Wrap with Love – St Mary’s Hall.



 Wednesdays 10am Group Parenting Course

Wednesdays 2pm Anger Management & Depression Issues

Where? At St Mary’s Presbytery rear flat. Enter by small gate beside presbytery garage on Federation Avenue.

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

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


MASS INTENTIONS 2nd – 9th April

Sat  2nd April

6.30pm (Henry & Isabel Kingston)

Sun  3rd April

9.00am Mass (For all Parishioners)

Mon 4th April 

9am Mass (Patricia McDonald & Kearney fms)

Tue 5th April

9am M (Jim, Janet, Carmel, Maureen, Cathy & Carroll fms)

Wed 6th April

9am Mass (Des Crisfield; Aldona A (Lithuania)

Thurs 7th April

11.40 Nov. & M. (Agnes & Marie Kaitler; Peter Finnin)

Fri 8th April 

9am M (Sick & Suffering & Carers)

Sat 9th April

9am M (Mon Buggy; Irene Cavanagh; Marj Regan)

6.30pm (Kathleen Mulqueen & family)


LITURGY ROSTER for 9th – 10th April


6.30pm P Culhane, M Macqueen

9.00am Drum family


6.30pm D Forge, I Brooks

9.00am M Milthorpe

Special Minister:

6.30pm D & A Norman

9.00am D Collins, M Tomlinson

Altar: Mary Campbell


6.30pm P Dwyer, F Brooks

9.00am C O’Shea

Altar Servers:



Collection: T Moroney

Counters:  R Packer, I Brooks



– AIRS 3 APRIL 2016

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