Snippets of St Mary’s History (cont.)
ST MARY’S CHOIRS
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.
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
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
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
6.30pm (Linda Forge, Marie McNamara)
9.00am Mass (For all Parishioners)
Mon 11th St Benedict
No Mass today
No Mass today
9am Mass (Monica Buggy, Catherine Chisnall)
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
6.30pm R Packer A Norman
9.00am M Kelly
6.30pm I & F Brooks
9.00am B Christy R Taylor
Altar: M Doyle
9.00am S & O Aitkin
Collection: J Taylor
Counters: D & C Salmon
THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – AIRS 10 JULY 2016
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