“The Best Time…” words of St Teresa of Calcutta.
Next Sunday, is St Mary’s Adoration Day. After Mass from 10am until 1pm, in Our Lady’s chapel, join others in adoration of Our Divine Lord in the Eucharist. You will find peace and strength to face your week.
Pope Benedict XVI wrote: “Receiving the Eucharist means adoring Him whom we receive. Only in this way do we become one with Him, and are given, as it were, a foretaste of the beauty of the heavenly liturgy.
“The act of adoration outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the liturgical celebration itself.
“In the Eucharist, the Son of God comes to meet us and desires to become one with us; Eucharistic adoration is simply the natural consequence of the Eucharistic celebration, which is itself the Church’s supreme act of adoration.”
St John Paul II with Monstrance
*Sun 29th 9.30am Federation Festival Ecumenical Service at ‘the Mound’ Bangarang Park. [St Mary’s lead]
*Tue 31st Schools return.
*Sun 5th Feb ADORATION DAY AT ST MARY’S 10am-1pm – Benediction 12.45pm
COUNSELLING at St Mary’s
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
Patricia McCormick, John Williamson, Dinny Carroll, Leo Hanrahan, Maureen King, John Kingston, Sr Therese Anne Esler, Chris Erickson, Lillian Donald, Stefan Svarc, Frank Murphy, Frank Tuck, Doris Robinson
PARISH HELPERS NOW NEEDED
- Scripture Teachers for State Primary Schools (Fr Paul & Arthur Campbell retiring)
- Sacristans (John O’Donoghue retiring)
- Counters of Sunday Collections (Laurie & Nancy Hughes retiring)
- Ministers of Holy Communion (many on team are frail and looking to retire)
Please contact Fr Paul for further details about any of these important roles. Every parish is dependent on many members to ensure the smooth working of the community. All can benefit from your help.
MASS INTENTIONS 28th Jan – 4th Feb 2017
Sat 28th Jan St Thomas Aquinas
6.30pm (Jegadeesh fm; Michelle Hogan; Michael Sandral)
Sun 29th 4th SUN ORDINARY TIME YR A
8.00am Mass (All Parishioners).Federation Day
9.30am Federation Day Ecumenical Service at Mound.
9am M (Gordon Willett, Ruth Hickey, Kevin Dennis)
Tue 31st St John Bosco
9am M (Chris Hanrahan, Will Hickey, Alf Rhodes)
Wed 1st February
9am M (Leo & Francie Hanrahan, Tom Sheridan)
Thurs 2nd PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
11.40 Nov. & Holy Communion Service
Fri 3rd St Blaise
10am Anoint. Mass at Southern Cross Karinya (All sick, aged, infirm)
9am M (Marg Brown, Nell Dullard, Paddy O’Donovan)
6.30pm (John Hanrahan, Tom Sheridan)
LIT. ROSTER for 4th – 5th Feb 2017
6.30pm Norman family
9.00am CWL members
6.30pm J McLean, S Drum
9.00am P Lemmon
6.30pm T Drum, C Salmon
9.00am K Roberts
Altar: M Macqueen
6.30pm M Skehan
9.00am Craig Sandral
Collection: Brian O’Shea
Counters: Mick Kelly, Ken King