“…It was said to your fathers, … but I am telling you…” (Mt 5.20ff)
Jesus is God.
He has re-written the Old Law without doing away with it: “I came not to abolish the Law, but to fulfil it”
Jesus’ teaching goes to the heart of the Old Testament teaching; he reveals the true meaning of each of the situations; by this he invites us to go deeper than the scribes and Pharisees. “If your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.”
Do not kill
Jesus says: Don’t even get angry or you will answer before the court!
Do not commit adultery
Jesus says: Don’t even look twice at a person with lustful thoughts or you have sinned.
Do not break your oath
Jesus says: Don’t even swear at all (except if a judge tells you in court), because if you are a person of honour, your “Yes” will mean yes; and your “No” will mean no. To go beyond that is to sin.
Farewell Mass & Dinner
Now photos on this website,
Under heading: 2017 MAJOR EVENT,
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* Mon 13th Feb 9.30am Mass Opening School Year – All families welcome.
* Thurs 16th Feb 10.30am CWL first Meeting of year at St Mary’s Presbytery Meeting Room.
* Sat 25th Feb EDSA Day 11am – 3pm at Corowa Community Garden, Cnr. Church & Queen Streets. 1st Gathering of Corowa region Filipinos and Filipinas – celebrating, sharing, eating, chatting about life in Australia and in the Philippines in 2017, 31 years after the People Power Revolution ousted Marcos… [Do we need a re-run?] Bring a dish/plate of goodies.
* Fri 3rd March 10am at St Mary’s Corowa – World Day of Prayer – Philippines designed services for Prayer Day this year. Men and Women welcome. Cuppa afterwards in Hall.
* Sat 18th Mar REFLECTION DAY conducted by Sr Patricia Weekes RSM at St Mary’s. TOPIC in FOCUS: Loss and Grief.
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
Harry Caughey, Merle Trimble, Pat McCormick, Dinny Carroll, Leo Hanrahan, Maureen King, John Kingston, Sr Therese Anne, Chris Erickson, Lillian Donald, Stefan Svarc, Frank Murphy, Frank Tuck, Doris Robinson
PARISH HELPERS NOW NEEDED
- Scripture Teachers for State Schools
- Counters of Sunday Collections
- Ministers of Holy Communion
Contact Fr Paul for further details.
MASS INTENTIONS 11th – 18th Feb 2017
Sat 11th Feb St Thomas Aquinas
6.30pm (F Murphy, Carmel McLennan, F Tuck)
Sun 12h 5th SUN ORDINARY TIME YR A
9.00am Mass (All Parishioners)
9.30am Mass for Opening of School Year (All involved in sch. Howard & Mark Fitzgibbon, John Skehan)
Tue 14th – Wed 15th
NO MASSES IN ST MARY’S
11.40 Nov & M. (Molly Squires, Sr Jean Murray, Jack Bartlett)
Fri 17th Seven Servite Founders
10am Anoint. M in Hall (All sick, aged, infirm)
9am M (Peter & Bernice Gale; Bronte & Sam Connington)
6.30pm (John & Ted Kingston, Maureen King, Doris Robinson)
LIT. ROSTER for 18th – 19th Feb 2017
6.30pm M Carter, M Skehan
9.00am Drum family
6.30pm D Forge, A Norman
9.00am M Milthorpe
6.30pm D & A Norman
9.00am D Collins M Tomlinson
Altar: M Macqueen
6.30pm P Dwyer, Fr Brooks
9.00am C O’Shea
Collection: J Taylor
Counters: Arthur and Mary Campbell