Bulletin 15th May 2016 – PENTECOST


I will pour out my Spirit

“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.” (Gosp Acclamation)


Snippets of St Mary’s History (cont.)

The passing of Father Hickey after a span of a third of a century (1895 to 1928) as pastor of the parish of Corowa literally brought to an end an era in the life of the Parish.

Catholics and non-Catholics alike had grown accustomed to the ways and manners of their late pastor who had been with them for so long that the majority of the parishioners had little or no knowledge of any other priest.

Father Hickey had been appointed to Corowa by the Bishop of Goulburn, Dr. Lanigan, the first Bishop Goulburn had; both he and the parish were part of that diocese for the next twenty-three years. A change was brought about in 1917 when the Diocese of Wagga was formed and Corowa and its priests were incorporated in the new Diocese.

Father Hickey had lived under three bishops during his time in Corowa – the first two, Most Rev William Lanigan and Most Rev John Gallagher, bishops of Goulburn, and the Most Rev Joseph Dwyer, first bishop of Wagga.

Father John Bonnar, who replaced Father Hickey, was born in Belfast on March 25, 1883, and educated at Maynooth at the time when the President of that famous college was later to be the celebrated Archbishop of Melbourne, Rev. Daniel Mannix, DD.

Father Bonnar was ordained at Newry in Ireland on June 29, 1907 and arrived in Goulburn the same year. Twenty-one years later he was appointed to Corowa after ten years at Henty and previously serving parishes at Urana, Berrigan, Tocumwal, Balldale, Temora and Albury.

[from AT Roddy The Church by the Rocky River 1978 Ch. 9, p.50] To be cont.


*Wed 18th 7pm St Mary’s Hall – Mass + Meeting for parents and candidates

*Mon 23rd 9.30am Bishop Hanna visit to St Mary’s School and Confirmation candidates.

*Tue 24th 7pm – in church: Reconciliation for candidates and parishioners

*Sun 5th June 10.30am – CONFIRMATION – Bishop Hanna to confirm candidates.


*SUNDAY 15th MAY 5.30pm at St Andrew’s church. Cuppa in St Andrew’s Hall afterwards

*21st May 9am-3pm Wagga Catholic Men’s Conference. RSVP 16th May: 02.69334368.

*21 May 9.30am-3.30pm Day of Spirituality   Sacred Heart, N. Albury. $25 Donation.

*Mon 23rd 9.30am Wrap w Love – St M’s Hall.

* Music Hall Variety Night – At Wahgunyah 8.00pm Fri-Sat 27-28th May;  Fri-Sat 3-4th June. Matinee Sat 28th 2.30pm. Tkts $25, or $20 conc. Book at: Origin Clothing Store, 40 Sanger St. View & choose your tables and seating: http://www.trybooking.com/keoy

*Sun 29th May CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION at Marian Hills (4.6km north of Tarcutta on Hume Freeway)

2.00pm Talk on the Eucharist;

2.30pm Eucharistic Procession to the Cross;

3.00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet;

3.30pm Cuppa.

Gold Coin Donation.


Wednesdays 10am Group Parenting Course

Wednesdays 2pm Anger Management        Ph. 0448772010 – at Presbytery Rear flat.



* 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

George Cole, Ken Boxall, 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, Pat Kelly.


MASS INTENTIONS 14th – 21st May

Sat 14th May

6.30pm (Dixie Leslie; Michelle Hogan)

Sun 15th May – PENTECOST

9.00am Mass (For all Parishioners)

Mon 16th May

9am Mass (Natalie Lawrence, Marie Kaitler, Kaitler & Dwyer fms)

Tue 17th May

9am M (Marg & Kevin Elliott, Marie Buggy)

Wed 18th May

9am Mass (Frs John McGrath & Warren Mossfield)

Thurs 19th May

11.40 Nov. & M. (Owen Conroy; Howard & Mark Fitzgibbon)

Fri 20th May Parish Anointing Mass in Hall

10am M (Sick & Suffering; Anne Pendlebury)

Sat 21st May

9am M (Mary McLennan; Tomlinson and Godfrey families)

6.30pm (Anne Kingston; Joan Sandral)


LITURGY ROSTER for 21st – 22nd May


6.30pm O’Halloran fm

9.00am Svarc fm


6.30pm I Brooks, D Forge

9.00am M Milthorpe

Special Minister:

6.30pm D & A Norman

9.00am D Collins M Tomlinson

Altar: M Macqueen


6.30pm D & E Clohessy

9.00am T Moroney

Altar Servers:



Collection: M Drum

Counters:  L & N Hughes



– AIRS 15 MAY 2016

Fr Graham Schmitzer shares his next reflections on the Gospel of John for Pentecost Sunday.  On this week’s show Sr Hilda Scott OSB challenges us to “invite Jesus to sit with us;” Peter Gilmore asks us to “Rest in Jesus” and Bruce Downes The Catholic Guy reminds us that “tough people win over tough times.”  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.