• Bulletin Weekend 05-06 Aug 2017


    Transfiguration of our Lord  ~  Year A


    The Father’s voice was heard: This is my beloved Son, with whom I am pleased. Listen to him.





    In the presence of chosen witnesses, Jesus revealed the greatest splendour of his bodily form, so that upon being crucified, the scandal of the cross would be removed from the hearts of his disciples. Truly Divine







    Baptisms 6th August


    Sofia Catanzarita, daughter of Joseph & Marisa


    Angus Edward Dunbar, son of James & Stefanie


    Mateo James Mileto, son of Jessie & Ashleigh



    East Africa Food Crisis – Caritas Appeal 2017


    The United Nations has said this is the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War. Tragically, 23 million people are facing starvation.  With the support of the ACBC, Caritas Australia is responding to Pope Francis’ call for assistance to these people. Caritas Australia will contribute to the work of Caritas International, which is closely involved with those most in need. The immediate need is for food and water, shelter and medical supplies to help reduce the loss of life due to malnutrition and disease.  Responding to this call, it has been agreed that Caritas will conduct an appeal for East Africa throughout our Diocese during this time.  Our parish will be collecting for this important appeal next weekend 12/13 August.



    St Mary of the Cross Feast Day – 8 August


    Morning Mass this coming Tuesday 8 August will be celebrated at 9.30am and include the children from St Paul’s school.  All are welcome to attend.  This Mass will replace the regular 9.00am morning Mass.



    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 15 August


    Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary this year falls on Tuesday 15 August.  This is a holy day of obligation for all the faithful.  Come to celebrate at one of these Masses: 9:30AM Mass with the School at St Clare’s; 9:30AM Mass with the School at St Paul’s Church; 7:00PM Parish Mass at St Paul’s Church.



    Kim Long Palliative Clinic Hue, Vietnam


    In 2016, we were successful in raising $1,000 for the nuns, which was equivalent to 6 months Palliative Outreach Care for patients in their homes. If you can assist in selling of a box of chocolates in 2017, Please contact Garry or Sandra Woods on 0411295525 or send an email to sandra.woods52@gmail.com.



    Magdalene’s Annual Trivia Night


    Magdalene Catholic High will be holding their annual trivia night on  Friday 1st September 2017 at 7.00pm in Magdalene’s CAPA Building.  The theme is Mexican Fiesta and you are encouraged to dress up. Tickets are $15 each or $125 per table of 10, with food included.  Bookings to be made at http://www.trivienight.org.au.



    Prayers of the Faithful


    Celebrant: Many of our prayers are for those who are residing in the valleys of life where there is constant struggle and considerable suffering. However, living in the valleys of life gives us the chance for transformation and change. Let us pray to be faithful if we’re ever residing in the valleys of life.

    1. That the church might endure the valley of public criticism,
    Lord hear us.

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

    2. That our nation might begin to overcome the valley of spiralling debt,
    Lord hear us.

    3. That our schools might endure the valley of constant change and endless pressures,
    Lord hear us.

    4. That those who despair may have the courage to hope and persevere,
    Lord hear us.

    5. That those who are angry might endure the valley of failed expectations,
    Lord hear us.

    6. That those who are seriously unwell and with special needs will endure the valley of chronic illness,
    Lord hear us.

    Celebrant: O God, we cannot have only mountaintop experiences. Whenever living in the valley, assist us with your grace to be transformed, and to remain ever-faithful in our discipleship. We make all these prayers through Jesus Christ Our Lord.





    Labourers in the Lord’s Harvest

    Next Week 12/13 August    Year A

    Saturday Morning Mass and Confessions



    Father Whitty

    Pat O’Flynn

    St Paul’s Saturday 5:00 Vigil            




    Special Ministers


    Altar Servers


    Father Joe

    Ray Cusack

    Maria Cavallaro, Maria Kosiak

    Sharon Picken, Trish O’Flynn, Brian Ovington, Trish Hyett

    Eugene Kosiak, Olivia Kosiak

    Maria and Sarah

    St Paul’s 8:00 AM




    Special Ministers


    Altar Servers


    Father Whitty

    John Roberts

    Cheryl Carroll, Glenn Crawford

    Lisa McFadzean, Maryann Ace, Kathryn Hampton, Denise Carney

    Teagan Pritchard, Ruby Thompson


    St Paul’s 10:00 AM




    Special Ministers


    Altar Servers



    Father Joe

    James McFarlane

    Karen McFarlane, Jenny Farias

    Julian Farias, Jenny Farias, Fabian Menolotto, Christine Mills

    Michelle Maldonado, Kevin Maldonado

    Steve, Damian & Betty

    St Clare’s at St Paul’s 5.00 PM



    Special Ministers



    Children’s Liturgy


    Altar Servers


    Father Joe

    Joseph Hanson, Angela Marshall

    Adam Rafferty, John Walsh, Celene Watson, Brian Jenkins

    Joanne Knowles

    Sheereen Brunetta, Eileen Shuttleworth

    Alexander Cooper, Zac Gunner

    Craig Davidson

    General – 6 August


    Cleaners (chapel)

    Altar Linen

    Group 2 (Second Tuesday)

    Jeff & Rina Beranek

    Lucy Aquilina

    5-6 AUGUST 2017




    Reading I      Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14


    The images in Daniel portray power and they prefigure similar images in the Transfiguration.  In this vision, white clothing is described and a throne of fiery flames.  Both images are of purity and power.  The powerful one can sit on a throne of fire and not be consumed.




    Response to the Psalm.

    The Lord is king, the most high over all the earth.




    Reading II         Peter 1:16-19


    God has called the Israelites to be holy and He calls us to be holy.  We who are His must strive to be holy consecrated to His service.





    Gospel Acclamation

    Alleluia, alleluia!

    This is my Son, my beloved, in whom is all my delight;

    listen to him.







    Reading III        Matthew 17:1-9


    For modern readers, the story of the transfiguration of Jesus is one of the most difficult to understand.  However the meaning is clear.  If we want to share in Jesus’ glory, we must be prepared to participate also in his suffering.






    For Our Faithful Departed

    Julie Bracken, Gregory Flood, Herman Berendsen, Jocelyne Ucar, Rick Wade, Laurie Giles who died recently. Mary Muller, Don Ray, Mary Winifred Thurn, Vera & Jack Cascarino, Carmela & Carmen Spiteri, Jane & Victor Spiteri, Jean Pickup, Deceased members of the Lillis family, Chris Bird, Apolinar E. Abasolo, Joe Sholte, whose anniversaries are remembered at this time. 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, 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.


    First Reading                                   A reading from the first book of Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14


    As I watched: Thrones were set in place and one of great age took his seat. His robe was white as snow, the hair of his head as pure as wool. His throne was a blaze of flames, its wheels were a burning fire. A stream of fire poured out, Issuing from his presence. A thousand thousand waited on him, ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. A court was held and the books were opened. I gazed into the visions of the night. And I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven, one like a son of man. He came to the one of great age and was led into his presence. On him was conferred sovereignty, glory and kingship, and men of all peoples, nations and languages became his servants. His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty which shall never pass away, nor will his empire ever be destroyed.

    The word of the Lord.




    Second Reading,                                   A reading from the letter of St Peter 1:16-19


    It was not any cleverly invented myths that we were repeating when we brought you the knowledge of the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; we had seen his majesty for ourselves.  He was honoured and glorified by God the Father, when the Sublime Glory itself spoke to him and said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour.’ We heard this ourselves, spoken from heaven, when we were with him on the holy mountain. So we have confirmation of what was said in prophecies; and you will be right to depend on prophecy and take it as a lamp for lighting a way through the dark until the dawn comes and the morning star rises in your minds.

    The word of the Lord.




    Gospel                                                        A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 17:1-9



    Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where thy could be alone.  There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as the light.  Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to thm; they were talking with him.  Then Peter spoke to Jesus.  ‘Lord,’ he said ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He was still speaking when suddenly a bright cloud covered them with shadow, and from the cloud there came a voice which said, ‘This is my Son; the Beloved; he enjoys my favour.  Listen to him.’  When they heard this, the disciples fell on their faces, overcome with fear.  But Jesus came up and touched them.  ‘Stand up,’ he said ‘do not be afraid.’  And when they raised their eyes they saw no one but only Jesus.  As they came down from the mountain Jesus gave them this order, ‘Tell no one about the vision until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.’

    The Gospel of the Lord..




    Posted by 3 August, 2017
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