“Young man, I say to you ‘Arise!’” Lk 7.14
Snippets of St Mary’s History (cont.)
St Mary’s first church was officially opened by Rev Dr McAlroy on Sunday 2nd May 1875. “The church measured fifty-three feet by twenty-eight feet and was thirty-six feet high, the cost a little below £600” (R. 16). The church is under the patronage of “St Mary’s Star of the Sea”. How an inland parish earned the title “St Mary’s Star of the Sea” remains a mystery that will likely never be solved… Was Fr McAlroy (PP of Albury) reminiscing his Irish hometown?
The occasional sermon at the opening was delivered by Fr Patrick Bermingham “a priest with singular gifts of oratory who was called upon to speak at the opening of churches in all parts of the diocese” (R. 16).
The bishop arrived from Goulburn and celebrated Mass in the new Corowa church on Sunday 14th November 1875, and declared himself well pleased with the “attractive external appearance and the ample accommodation afforded worshippers within” (R. 18). At the invitation of parishioners, and “witnessed by a large number of Catholic residents of the town” (R. 18), the bishop consecrated the Catholic portion of the cemetery at Corowa the following day.
“Corowa Missionary District” 1878 “On January 31, 1878, the Bishop (Lanigan) wrote in his diary, ‘Corowa a new District’” (R. 21). It is from that year Corowa marks its status as a parish.
1890s photo of St Mary’s 1875 church
(A Brief History of St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Corowa, 2016, p.2 – cf full story on website here
*Sun 5th June 10.30am – CONFIRMATION – Bishop Hanna to confirm candidates.
*Mon 6th June 9.30am Parish Hall Wrap w Love
*Mon 6th June 12pm – Ministers’ Assoc. at Corowa Chocolate Factory
*Fri 10th June 12pm – Prayer Spot i.e. Community Prayer at St Andrew’s Hall
COUNSELLING 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
John Donald, Jenny King, George Cole, Ken Boxall, Anne Kingston, Shannon Elmore, Henry Kingston,
Arthur Collins, Carmel Talbot, Betty Griffin.
Pray for our 2016 CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES and their families
Olivia Aitken Simone Aitken
Faith Baker Jay Compton
Taleaka Dickins Liam Fitzgerald
Ned Harvey Jack King
Lachlan McKenzie Amy Nixon
Zara Rippingale Kathryn Rossetto
Lauren Rossetto Nadia Raschke
Jemma Smith Emily Tidd
Stella Walch Hannah Wojtowyez
Joanne Howell Donna Jones
Thank you, Bishop Hanna for your ministry to us in Corowa. Thank you to all who helped the candidates prepare.
MASS INTENTIONS 04th – 11th June
6.30pm (Joan Sandral, Imelda Gauci)
Sun 05th 10th Sunday in OT
9.00am Mass (For all Parishioners)
10.30am CONFIRMATION Bishop Hanna (Confirmation candidates & families)
Mon 06th St Marcellin Champagnat Founder
9am Mass (Marj Strachan, John Presti, Ivan Borhi)
Tue 07th – No Mass today
9am Mass (Noreen Rourke, John Regan, Jace Whyte)
Thurs 09th St Ephrem
11.40 Nov. & M. (Ken Hughes, Anne Kingston)
9am M (George Cole, Ken Boxall, Martin Nagle)
Sat 11th St Barnabas, Apostle
9am M (Tess Flower, McFarlane, Clohessy fms)
6.30pm (Carmel & Laurie Talbot, Bette Griffin)
LITURGY ROSTER for 11th – 12th June
6.30pm Salmon fm
9.00am Svarc fm
6.30pm R Packer, A Norman
9.00am B & E Christy
6.30pm D & A Norman
9.00am B Christy R Taylor
Altar: N Warhurst
6.30pm Sandral Fm
9.00am C Sutcliffe
Collection: T Moroney
Counters: (Tuesday) M Kelly, N Smith
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