• Bulletin Weekend 01-02 Jul 2017


    Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ Year A


    All peoples, clap your hands.  Cry to God with shouts of joy!



    ~~~~~      Bellringers Festival      ~~~~~


    The St Paul’s Camden Bell Ringers had a most enjoyable first ANZAB Festival as joint hosts here in Camden. Almost 100 bellringers converged on Camden over the June long weekend. It was great to display both our new bell tower and our lovely country township to the many visitors from across Australia and even some from New Zealand.


    Visitors and locals all thoroughly enjoy themselves & our hospitality, especially the feature evening meal at Studley Golf Club.


    Special congratulations must go to Belinda & Andrew Messer, as they rung their first Quarter Peal, which means ringing close to 45mins continuously. This was a HUGE effort and, no doubt, a wonderful personal achievement. Parishioners interested in knowing more about ringing the bells at St Paul’s Camden are invited ad encouraged to contact Andrew Messer our Tower Captain on 0411 442 202 or email messerab@gmail.com.



    Baptisms 2nd July


    Rocco Roman Abdow, son of John & Lisa-Marie


    Riley Abraham Adams, son of Lee & Rebecca


    Anthony Peter Connelly, son of Colin & Sharon


    Tobias Johannes Lloyd, son of Benjamin & Rowena


    Oliver Patrick Moloney, son of Michael & Rachael


    Nason Michael Moran, son of Andrew & Brooke


    Mikayla Vella, daughter of David & Telita



    Confirmations Wrap~Up After a preparation period of more than two months, the Confirmation programme reached a high point last weekend with the Confirmation of 180 boys and girls. The parents did quite a wonderful job in contributing to the formation of their children who were so noticeably well prepared and well presented. Gratitude is extended to the large number of people who were also so supportive – our primary school fraternities, parish office staff, servers, musicians, choristers and vocalists. And parishioners who may have been present during the Confirmation Masses would most surely be able to testify to the reverence of the ceremonies. It was truly a most memorable weekend for our families and our parish.



    Journey Magazine: The Winter edition of the Journey Magazine is available from the various magazine tables in the chapel & around the church. This edition contains some excellent reading so please take home a copy.



    Confirmation Photos: Parents who would like a Confirmation photo to appear in our weekly PCN are most welcome to send off an email by the end of Monday. We’re only too happy to oblige.



    St Vincent De Paul Society: Special gratitude is extend to our many parishioners who contributed to the Vinnies Leaving Appeal two weeks ago. An amount of $6,181.20 has been received so far. And people continue to be financially supportive. Wonderful generosity and a genuine sensitivity to those in need.



    Prayers of the Faithful


    Celebrant: Following Jesus required commitment.  This commitment does involve choices that we make with our lives.  Can we trust Jesus to help us fulfil any and all commitments we make in his name?

    1. For strength from above and for the loving kindness of God,
    Lord hear us.

     Response:     Lord, we ask you, hear our prayer.

    2. For right and peaceful action in Jesus’ name in the world,
    Lord hear us.

    3. For the grace and inspiration to be self-sacrificing for the welfare of others,
    Lord hear us.

    4. For families who have children committed to helping others,
    Lord hear us.

    5. For all people in their life and work who are dedicated to Christ,
    Lord hear us.

    6. For all religious workers who help commit themselves to Christ,
    Lord hear us.

    Celebrant: Lord God, we need your help in all of our commitments to you and others.  Forgive us when we fail and help us to know that you are always there to assist us to begin again.  We make all these prayers our Lord.




    Labourers in the Lord’s Harvest

    Next Week 8/9 July    Year A

    Saturday Morning Mass and Confessions



    Father Whitty

    Pat O’Flynn

    St Paul’s Saturday 5:00 Vigil            




    Special Ministers


    Altar Servers


    Father Michael

    Ray Cusack

    Maria Cavallaro, Maria Kosiak

    Robin Roberts, Carol Walsh, Marita Maloney, Maree Durrington

    Eugene Kosiak, Olivia Kosiak

    Maria B, Maria C, Sarah Vella

    St Paul’s 8:00 AM




    Special Ministers


    Altar Servers


    Father Joe

    Mark Coleman

    Rebecca Ward, Warren Johnson

    John Tannous, Kathryn Hampton, Denise Carney, Anne Hyeronimus

    Ruby Thompson, Patrick Ward


    St Paul’s 10:00 AM




    Special Ministers


    Altar Servers


    Father Michael

    James McFarlane

    Julie Sligar, Karen McFarlane

    Fabian Menolotto, Jenny Farias, G Kenneally, Kylie Crnek-Georgeson

    Jordan-Leigh Estephan, Caitlin Old

    Steve, Damian, Betty

    St Clare’s at St Paul’s 5.00 PM


    Special Ministers




    Child’s Liturgy


    Altar Servers


    Father Joe

    Adam Rafferty, Hans Ede, Joseph Hanson, Sandra Proietti

    Judith Madsen, Joseph Hanson

    Joanne Knowles

    Sheereen Brunetta, Eileen Shuttleworth

    Isabella Quinlan, William Winsor

    Tony Lo Cascio

    General – 2 July


    Cleaners (chapel)

    Altar Linen

    Group 1 (First Tuesday)

    Christine Fabricato, Kerry Cahill

    Ersilia Martincich

    1-2 JULY 2017

    Reading I      2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16


    Elisha rewarded the woman who received him into her home.  She did this because of her understanding of hospitality.  She recognised that Elisha was a man of God.  She did not expect any reward, but because of her ability to give something of herself, Elisha promised her a son.




    Response to the Psalm.

    For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.




    Reading II         Romans 6:3-4, 8-11


    Paul explains that we are baptised by water into the death of Christ, but we are also raised with him into a new life.  We are sealed with the Holy Spirit in baptism and in and through this sacrament, we share in Christ’s death and can proclaim the resurrection.  In so doing, we shall also share in his everlasting kingdom.




    Gospel Acclamation

    Alleluia, alleluia!

    You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy people.

    Praise God who called you out of darkness

    and into his marvelous light.





    Reading III        Matthew 10:37-42


    We have been given a choice.  We are able to either accept Jesus Christ and follow him, or we may reject him.  In these versus Jesus tells us what each one might expect in following him.  This is the challenge to all of us today.  Do we follow Jesus and save our lives or do we reject him?




    For Our Faithful Departed

    Alfred Petersen, Carmen Vella, Robert Ryan, Maree Grothe and Ken Searle who died recently. Daniel Perinich, Ralph & Margaret Coppock, Kevin Peter Ryan, Lucia Faraone, Ron Jurd, Jenni Byles, Zeljko Nimac, Giuseppa Giacinto, Pepe Caracalli, Mara Grech, Tony Carr, Jaime Vergara, Doreen & Vince McCall, Ossie & Iris Roberts, whose anniversaries are remembered at this time. Horace Marden Adams, Elsie Anderson, Len Burke, Joan Burke, Victor Vella, Joseph and Maria Vella, Michael Vella, Nazzareno Vella, Karol Rozowicz, Nathan Giles, Therese Carroll, Rennie Vella and Diane Vella.  Requiescant in Pace.

    We Pray For Those Who are Unwell

    Especially Phoenix Leetch, Gregory Flood, June Clapson, Sue Johnson, Colin Host, Julie Xuereb, Liam Donohoe, Deidre McCabe, Rosa Maria Santos, Suzie Ciol, Grant Koens, unwell members of the McFadden and McKavanagh families, Catherine Mary Raymond, Deanne Saros, Darryl Ellis, Ian Goes, Shirley Gomes, baby Charlize Gravina, Keith Smith, Terry White, Paul Matanovic, Annie Azzopardi, Helen Parragi, Kelvin Huitt, Laurie Giles, Mary Burne, Heather Crosland, Anthony Dantu, Mary Elbro, Father O’Neil, Bev Steinhour, Margaret Heininger, Marguerite Spradley, Wanda Sharpe, Michael Thornton, Beryl Coles, and all our unwell family and friends.

    Sunday Readings


    First Reading                            A reading from the book of Kings 4:8-11, 14-16


    One day as Elisha was on his way to Shunem, a woman of rank who lived there pressed him to stay and eat there.  After this he always broke his journey for a meal when he passed that way.  She said to her husband, ‘Look, I am sure the man who is constantly passing our way must be a holy man of God, let us build him a small room on the roof, and put him a bed in it, and a table and chair and lamp; whenever he comes to us he can rest there.’    One day when he came, he retired to the upper room and lay down. ‘What can be done for her?’ he asked.  Gehazi (his servant) answered, ‘Well, she has no son and her husband is old.’ Elisha said, ‘Call her.’ The servant called her and she stood at the door.  ‘This time next year,’ Elisha said ‘you will hold a son in your arms.

    The word of the Lord.



    Second Reading,                     A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans 6:3-4, 8-11


    When we were baptised in Christ Jesus we were baptised in his death; in other words, when we were baptised we went into the tomb with him and joined him in death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father’s glory, we too might live a new life. But we believe that having died with Christ we shall return to life with him: Christ, as we know, having been raised from the dead will never die again.  Death has no power over him any more.  When he died, he died, once and for all, to sin, so his life in life with God; and in that way, you too must consider yourselves to be dead to sin but alive for God in Christ Jesus.

    The word of the Lord.



    Gospel                                  A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 10:37-42


    Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Anyone who prefers father or mother to me is not worthy of me.  Anyone who prefers son or daughter to me is not worth of me.  Anyone who does not take his cross and follow in my footsteps is not worthy of me.  Anyone who finds his life will lose it; anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. ‘Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me; and those who welcome me welcome to one who sent me. ‘Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will have a prophet’s reward; and anyone who welcomes a holy man because he is a holy man will have a holy man’s reward. ‘If anyone gives so much as a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple, then I tell you solemnly, he will most certainly not lose his reward.

    The Gospel of the Lord.








    Posted by 29 June, 2017
    Updated 8 July, 2017

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