Bulletin 10th July 2016 – 15th Sunday of OT – The Good Samaritan

Snippets of St Mary’s History (cont.)


It is difficult to imagine Sunday Masses without music, and it is in gratitude to the musicians, choir directors and choristers that a short tribute is paid here.

Corowa was blessed for many years with people of singular musical talent and their joy and enthusiasm flowed into Sunday Masses.

The choir directors and organists whom we have been able to name are noted with deep appreciation: Monica Stoll, Baron Lethbridge, Patricia Plunkett, Carmen O’Donoghue, Christine Byrne, Louise Clohessy, and Judy McNamara for guitar accompaniment for occasional Masses.

Fr McGrath, Sr Jean Murray RSM, and all past and present choir members are acknowledged for their important contribution to the liturgy of St Mary’s over many years.

Catholics know – and appreciate – that there are unlimited hours of musical training, practice with choirs, and careful selection of appropriate hymns and songs behind every Mass.

All parish choirs and their leaders are deserving of the prayers and gratitude of those who attend Sunday Masses. Of course, the best sign of appreciation is when the congregation joins heart, soul and voice in the chosen hymns and songs.

In recent years, Corowa suffered a loss of musicians and choir leaders, but a faithful remnant of choir members are persevering with CD accompaniment until another organist arrives.

Hibernians & B Lethbridge w Choir Roddy 88

Photo (Roddy p.88): Mr Baron Lethbridge (right) with St Mary’s Choir in the late 1940s. [If you can help name some of the choir, contact the parish office; half have been identified.]

(A Brief History of St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Corowa, 2016, p. 19)



*11th July 9.30am in St Mary’s Hall WRAP WITH LOVE

*18th July – School resumes



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

Additional Services also offered:

Literacy and numeracy courses for individuals or small groups; financial planning for families.



* 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

Frank Tuck, Ken Macqueen, Doris Robinson, Jenny (Hanrahan) King, Bernice Chetcuti, George Cole, Ken Boxall, Anne Kingston, Shannon Elmore, Henry Kingston,

Arthur Collins, Carmel Talbot, Betty Griffin.


MASS INTENTIONS 9th – 16th July

Sat 09th

6.30pm (Linda Forge, Marie McNamara)

Sun 10th

9.00am Mass (For all Parishioners)

Mon 11th St Benedict

No Mass today

Tue 12th

No Mass today

Wed 13th

9am Mass (Monica Buggy, Catherine Chisnall)

Thurs 14th

11.40 Nov. & M. (Sutcliffe, Day & Newman fms)

Fri 15th St Bonaventure

10am Anointing M (Sick & grieving families)

Sat 16th Our Lady of Mount Carmel

9am M (Michelle Hogan, Peter Kelly)

6.30pm (McDevitt, Murphy & Walsh fms)


LITURGY ROSTER for 16th – 17th July


6.30pm P Culhane M Macqueen

9.00am CWL


6.30pm R Packer A Norman

9.00am M Kelly

Special Minister:

6.30pm I & F Brooks

9.00am B Christy R Taylor

Altar: M Doyle




Altar Servers:


9.00am S & O Aitkin

Collection: J Taylor

Counters:  D & C Salmon



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