Bulletin 17th April 2016 – 4th Sun Easter

 4th Sunday of Easter – Good Shepherd Sunday

jesusmyshepherd - w flock of sheep

Thought for the week: “Carry me, Lord.”


Snippets of St Mary’s History (cont.)

REGAN FAMILY: Tom Regan left Galway in 1853 at 15 years of age, and, on arriving in Australia, went to Ballarat goldfields. He tried his luck in Bendigo, Bathurst and New Zealand, and settled in Corowa about 1868.

He established a property at Pinegrove, and married Ellen Monahan in 1882. They reared 7 children, Jack who married Maggie Dunleavy, but ill health saw him to move to town and he died at age 46. Bill passed away at 27 from typhoid fever and Mick and Jim at age 61.

The three women all lived to 80. Annie married and lived in Sydney (1 daughter Mary), Ellen married the local vet, Jim Crisfield, and their daughter is Mary Fitzgibbon. The third sister, Mary (Sis), did not marry.

Jim married Lucy Whitty and they had four children – Kevin, John, Mary (all deceased) and Jim.

Two of Kevin’s family – Pat (at ‘Uralla’) and Kerrie Ormond live locally. Jim married Jan and their daughter, Ruth Parkinson, teaches at St Mary’s school. Jim and Jan’s other children live in Melbourne.

Tom Regan’s brother Michael came to Australia in the 1870s and, with help from Tom, settled on a property next to Pinegrove. He married and had one son James.

Michael and his wife left the farm to his son and retired to Wangaratta.

James eventually sold the farm and retired to Corowa where he lived for some years with his wife Nellie and their son, Dalton, and daughter, ‘Marj’ (Ellen Marjorie). (1917 family picture below).

Marj worked all her life with local solicitors Nicholson and Lethbridge, eventually retiring in her 80s. She was a keen golfer and bowler and was a very strong supporter of the church and community, and passed away in her 101st year on 7th March 2011. [Notes – Jim Regan] (Click link for picture. When downloaded, open link and click ‘enable editing’, then click on picture and drag  corner down to enlarge image and view its detail.)

Mr & Mrs J.A. Regan of ‘Sandford’, Ringwood, with son Dalton & Marj in 1917.




* Wed 20th April 12.30pm BALLDALE MAJELLAN meeting at Nora Kingston’s, 24 Alfred St. All Welcome.

*Thurs 21st April 1.45pm CWL MEETING in St Mary’s Presbytery.

* Mon 25th April 9.30am Wrap with Love – St Mary’s Hall.

* Wed 27th April 10.30am (aft 9.30am Mass in ch) CWL DIOCESAN CONFERENCE in St Mary’s School Hall.                                                 

GUEST SPEAKER – Fr Chris Riley SDB ‘Kids off the Streets’. ALL WELCOME TO THIS TALK, esp. MEN FOLK. (Time of talk to be announced).



New Pastoral Carers are needed at Karinya, Corowa. Join the 8 week course commencing 24th May until 19th July. Tuesdays 9.00am – 3pm.   No charge; lunch provided.

Enquiries: Donna Craig ph. 0427 646 232.


Wednesdays 10am Group Parenting Course

Wednesdays 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

Pat McPherson, Holly, Ortiz, Shannon Elmore, 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 16th – 23rd April

Sat  16th April

6.30pm (Doris Willis, Phyllis MacKenzie)

Sun  17th April

9.00am Mass (For all Parishioners)

Mon 18th April 

9am Mass (Shirley Ash, John Rippingale)

Tue 19th April

9am M (Loorham & Potter fms)

Wed 20th April

9am Mass (Michelle Hogan, Lyn Robinson)

Thurs 21st April

11.40 Nov. & M. (Pauline Kerr, Iris Drum, Clare Ferguson)

Fri 22nd April

9am M (Dorothy Ross, Anne Rourke)

Sat 23rd April 

9am M (Matthew, Carmel & Laurie Talbot)

6.30pm (Presti & Borhi fms)



LITURGY ROSTER for 23rd – 24th April


6.30pm N Kingston M Carroll

9.00am Svarc Fm


6.30pm J McLean S Drum

9.00am P Lemmon

Special Minister:

6.30pm T Drum C Salmon

9.00am A Pilgrim K King

Altar: M Campbell


6.30pm L Hanrahan

9.00am A Pilgrim

Altar Servers:


9.00am Z Rippingale V Kreun

Collection: M Drum

Counters:  Tuesday  L & N Hughes


New Rosters on Back Table in church



This week on The Journey Fr Richard Healey reflects on the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Easter and Sr Hilda Scott OSB invites us to “Play GOD’S Song.”  We also hear from Bruce Downes The Catholic Guy and Sam Clear in Walking the Walk reminds us of the “Need for Humility.”  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.