6th Sunday of Easter
“The Holy Spirit will teach you everything…”
Pray: “Lord Jesus, send us your Holy Spirit.”
Snippets of St Mary’s History (cont.)
… On other occasions, (Fr Hickey’s) call at the school had an entirely different purpose; he wanted the assistance of a couple of boys to give his greyhounds a training run.
Cyril Skehan and Mick Warton can recall the anticipation of Father’s request when he came to the classroom – the drive out of town, coupled with the much more interesting prospect of handling the greyhounds rather than of poring over school books.
A regular ‘knockabout’ priest
Father Hickey was well-known throughout Victoria and the Riverina for the success he had with breeding and racing. His first dogs were imported from Ireland and all had the prefix “Knock”, two being ‘Knockmore’ and ‘Knockagain’. Some of his better known and more successful dogs were ‘Knockagow’, ‘Lochmore’, ‘Killoran’ and ‘Irish Freedom’.
(Father Hickey’s) parishioners were very much involved and he would have pups being raised at “Plentyana”, “Pine Grove” and other properties in the parish.
Although he had a very real and enthusiastic interest in greyhounds, it is said that this introduction to dog racing was accidental.
‘Walk the dog’ and live!
(Father Hickey) was threatened with a limited life expectancy, so it was said, from what in those days was called consumption, and his doctor recommended plenty of walking. As walking with a greyhound meant compulsive and fairly brisk walking, this was suggested as both recreational and physically stimulating.
[from AT Roddy The Church by the Rocky River 1978 Ch.7, p35.] To be cont.
This year marks the centenary of the “Easter Rising” in Ireland, so we should not be too surprised that Fr Hickey gave the name “Irish Freedom” to one of his best dogs that would have been racing at that time! [ed. Note]
*ADORATION THIS SUNDAY 10am after 9am Mass until 1.00pm Benediction 12.45pm
* Mon 9th May 9.30am Wrap with Love – St Mary’s Hall. Joining knitted squares into rugs.
*21st May 9am-3pm Wagga Catholic Men’s Conference.
*21st May 9.30am-3.30pm Day of Spirituality – “Become the Face of God’s Mercy in World” at Sacred Heart, N. Albury. $25 Donation. Presenter: Sr Patricia Weekes RSM.
* Music Hall Variety Night – At Wahgunyah School of Arts Hall 8.00pm Fri-Sat 27-28th May, and Fri-Sat 3-4th June. Matinee Sat 28th 2.30pm
Tkts $25, or $20 conc. Book at: Origin Clothing Store, 40 Sanger St. Choose your tables and seating: http://www.trybooking.com/keoy
“An evening of entertainment, skits, songs and laughs in the old Vaudeville style. Cabaret seating [10 per table], BYO drinks, nibbles and friends. Come along and support local talent celebrating our community spirit.”
* COUNSELLING ACCESS at St Mary’s
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
Anne Kingston, Henry Kingston, Arthur Collins, 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 30th Apr – 7th May
Sat 30th April
6.30pm (Mary Chandler, Marj Peck, G&P Tyson
Sun 1st May
9.00am Mass (For all Parishioners)
Mon 2nd May – St Athanasius
(No Mass today)
Tue 3rd May Sts Philip & James Apostles
9am M (Pros Sandral, John Fearn, Greg Petri)
Wed 4th May
9am Mass (Bruce Rowan, Min O’Donoghue)
Thurs 5th May
11.40 Nov. & M. (John Chisnall, Norman King)
Fri 6th May Karinya Anointing Mass
9am M (Sick, Doreen & Geoff Poulson)
Sat 7th May
9am M (Rooney, McDonald & Kearney fms)
6.30pm (Shannon Elmore, Nancy Nathan)
LITURGY ROSTER for 7th – 8th May
6.30pm M Carter M Skehan
9.00am Drum Fm
6.30pm J McLean S Drum
9.00am E Christy B Christy
6.30pm T Drum M Skehan
9.00am K King A Pilgrim
Altar: M Macqueen
6.30pm M Clohessy M Skehan
9.00am C Sandral
Collection: B O’Shea
Counters: Mick Kelly & Nicole Smith
THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – AIRS 1 MAY 2016
Fr Stephen Varney finishes his series on the Gospel of St John for the 6th Week of Easter and there are some great God Spot reflections this week from Sr Hilda Scott and Dr Byron and Francine Pirola on this week’s show. Don’t forget to tune into LIFE 101.9 FM or 98.5 THE LIGHT Albury Wodonga Sun 11am or go to www.jcr.org.au to listen anytime you like.