Bulletin 27th Nov 2016 – First Sunday of Advent Yr A “Stay awake!”


In our effort to ‘stay awake’ as a parish we are participating in the NATIONAL CHURCH LIFE SURVEY 2016. It will help us have a picture of our parish faith life – according to those who participate in the survey. The survey will take about 20 minutes to fill out; thanks for your patience and for giving your personal input.

National Church Life Survey 2016 at St Mary’s

  • “Thank you for taking part in the 2016 National Church Life Survey along with hundreds of thousands of others in Australia’s Christian churches.
  • The Survey is a chance to review our parish’s qualities as we look to the future. Afterwards we will receive our own parish results.
  • Please read and follow the instructions carefully.
  • Your answers are strictly confidential.
  • Not all survey forms are exactly alike.
  • There are many research issues about Australian churches being covered by this survey.
  • Do not fill in a second form if you have already completed one at a different Mass.
  • As you fill out the survey form please fill in our unique parish NCLS Code at the top right hand corner of your survey form. The code is being displayed on our overhead screen.



*Sat-Sun 26-27th Nov: NATIONAL CHURCH LIFE SURVEY – Please participate and help us assess the faith life of our parish at this point in time. It will be valuable for future planning. Instructions will be given during this weekend’s Masses. Thank you.

*Mon 28th Nov. 9.30am Wrap with Love in St Mary’s Hall

*Sun 4th Dec. ADORATION DAY at St Mary’s. 10am-1pm; Benediction at 1.45pm.

*Sun 11th Dec 7pm Corowa Combined Churches Carols Service at Corowa Uniting Church.



Wednesdays 10am & 2pm 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

Maureen King, John Kingston, Sr Therese Anne Esler RSM, Chris Erickson, Don Tunningley (Papworth), ‘Wally Day’, Frances Garvey, Rose McMillan, Lillian Donald, Maxine Potter, Stefan Svarc, Faye Lovie,  Frank Murphy,  Frank Tuck, Doris Robinson, Jenny King, Anne Kingston, Shannon Elmore



Bishop Hanna has retired to Armidale and Archbishop Prowse of Canberra-Goulburn is acting as the Wagga diocese administrator. Before retiring, Bishop Hanna confirmed that  Fr Paul Hart would retire as Parish Priest of Corowa at the end of January 2017. He will be replaced by a parish administrator priest until the arrival of a new bishop of Wagga.


MASS INTENTIONS 26th November – 3rd December

Sat 26th

6.30pm (Imelda Gauci; De Bono & Taylor fms)

Sun 27th November 1st Sunday of Advent

9.00am Mass (All Parishioners)

Mon 28Th  No Mass (Funeral at Berrigan)

Tue 29th

9am M (Claude Tomlinson; Culhane, Smith fms; Sue Bradley; Marie & Charlie Cleary)

Wed 30th St Andrew, Apostle

9am M (Patrick, Mary, Shane & Molly Clohessy; Ursula & Norm McFarlane)

Thurs 1st DECEMBER

11.40 Nov. & M. (L, H, E & M Moroney; M & J, D, J, & JE Ansing fms)

Fri 2nd Dec.

10am Anoint. Mass (Pat Seymour; aged and infirm residents at Karinya)

Sat 3rd Dec. St Francis Xavier

9am M (Doris Cofield; Paul Wojtowyez; Hogan fm)

Mass of Second Sunday of Advent

6.30pm (K Reginald Jegadeesh fm; Skehan fm)


LITURGY ROSTER for Dec 3rd-4th


6.30pm N Kingston M Carroll

9.00am Drum Fm


6.30pm J Schnelle I Brooks

9.00am A Campbell

Special Minister:

6.30pm K O’Halloran M Skehan

9.00am A Pilgrim

Altar: N Warhust


6.30pm L Hanrahan

9.00am A Pilgrim

Altar Servers:

6.30pm E Tidd

9.00am Z Rippingale

Collection: B O’Shea

Counters:  M Kelly K King



Airs on Sunday 27th November 2016

This week’s edition of The Journey is an absolute cracker! Once again, we’re joined by Darren McDowell, sharing with us a reflection on this week’s Gospel from Dr Scott Hahn, of course, we hear from Sr Hilda Scott OSB, and much more! Pete Gilmore reflects on how the questions we ask enable us to live the Gospel, the Pirolas share their wisdom in Smart Loving, Bruce Downes The Catholic Guy joins us, and Sam Clear encourages us with his Walking the Walk segment. Of course, we’ve got some awesome music, so jump in!

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