“Her many sins were forgiven her, because she has shown great love” (Lk 7:47).
2016 Australian Election Issues
(C Gordon, in Catholic Weekly, 05.06.2016 p.24)
The proposed redefinition of marriage is the central life issue for Christians to consider in the lead-up to the federal election. There will be serious consequences for churches and individuals if same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia.
Parties on Redefinition
Labor, under Bill Shorten, has promised to hold a parliamentary vote very early in the next parliament. Mr Shorten has promised to deliver same-sex marriage by 10 October, 2016. The Greens, under Richard Di Natale hold the same position.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Liberal/National coalition are bound to hold a plebiscite on this issue soon after the election. At the very least, the Libs are courteous enough to allow the Australian people a say on this controversial proposal.
Labor has stipulated that there will be no exemptions for religions under their model for same-sex marriage laws. This means that no dissension from the LGBTIQ agenda will be tolerated. Bill Shorten has dodged questions on exactly how he would restrict religious liberty. Most likely anyone publicly expressing the view that marriage is between a man and a woman will be fined under anti-discrimination law. …
..If I was working in the wedding industry, I would be very worried right now. Christian venue operators, bakers, printers, limousine drivers, photographers and florists will all be fined and vilified for any failure to service same-sex weddings.
…Bill Shorten and Richard Di Natale will force Christian churches to marry same-sex couples. Other religious denominations will be compelled to do the same. This rigid and unjust approach would see the churches resort to tearing up marriage licences. – Chris Gordon (Director Sydney Archdiocese Life Marriage & Family Centre)
*Thurs 16th June 1.45pm CWL MEETING in the Presbytery Meeting Room.
* EARLY NOTE: Mass of Thanksgiving in Wagga Cathedral for the CANONIZATION – ST TERESA OF CALCUTTA Saturday 10 Sept 2016 at 10.00am. Morning Tea after at St Joseph’s School. All Welcome.
* EARLY NOTE: St Francis College Leeton Sunday 9th October 2016 – 60th Anniversary – 10am Sunday Mass and BBQ. All Welcome. RSVP by 9th September to Ph 6953 3622 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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
George Cole, Ken Boxall, Anne Kingston, Shannon Elmore, Henry Kingston,
Arthur Collins, Carmel Talbot, Betty Griffin.
MASS INTENTIONS 11th – 18th June
6.30pm (Carmel & Laurie Talbot; Bette Griffin)
9.00am Mass (For all Parishioners)
Mon 13th St Anthony of Padua
9am Mass (Doris McDonald, John Donald)
9am M (Kevin & Margot Baker, Toohey fms)
Wed 15th June
9am Mass (Jenny King, John & Jim Hanrahan)
11.40 Nov. & M. (Michelle Hogan, Frances Hanrahan)
10am Mass of Anointing in Hall (Sick & Grieving families)
9am M (Isabel, Henry and Anne Kingston)
6.30pm (Arthur & Helen Collins, George Cole)
LITURGY ROSTER for 18th – 19th June
6.30pm P Culhane M Macqueen
9.00am Drum fm
6.30pm D Forge
9.00am M Milthorpe
6.30pm D & A Norman
9.00am D Collins M Tomlinson
Altar: N Warhurst
6.30pm P Dwyer F Brooks
9.00am T Moroney
Collection: J Taylor
Counters: L & N Hughes
THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM
– AIRS 12 JUNE 2016
This week on The Journey we hear Fr Richard Healey’s reflection on the Gospel of Luke; the show also includes a variety of inputs from Sr Hilda Scott OSB in Wisdom from the Abbey; Byron and Francine Pirola in SMARTloving give us great tips for vibrant marriages. We hear from Sam Clear in Walking the Walk and Pete Gilmore in Living the Gospel has great faith tips for us. Add to that some great music and interviews with people doing amazing things right around the globe and you’ve got a show that is all about faith, hope love and life. 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.