• Bulletin Weekend 09-10 Sep 2017


    Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time  ~  Year A


    You are just, O Lord, and your judgement is right; treat your servant in accord with your merciful love.



    First Holy Communion Programme


    Parents with children in Year 3 or higher who have been baptised and received the Sacrament of Penance are invited to register their sons and daughters this weekend after any of the Masses. One of the requirements of the programme is for children to have a meaningful experience of Mass with their parents in our own worshipping community. Accordingly, parents are encouraged to embrace this requirement very willingly and to speak in a favourable way about it to their children. A weekly presence at Mass becomes life-giving and, over time, life-changing. The First Holy Communion programme has been designed to bring together parents and children in a way that is mutually loving and rewarding.




    Australian Pastoral Musicians Network

    Third National Conference, Perth 5-7 October


    Sing with Joy: United in Diversity - An event not to be missed by all parish musicians, cantors, choir members, conductors, clergy, music and RE teachers, and all who love sung prayer.  

    The conference features national and international speakers and workshop presenters: David Hass, one of the pre-eminent contemporary composers of liturgical music, and Professor Clare Johnson, Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy and Chair of the National Liturgical Music Board. More than 250 tickets sold. For more information and registration www.apmn.org.au Please see Father Michael if interested.



    Baptisms Sunday 10 September 2017


    Oliver Thomas Bennett, son of Kathleen

    Rose Inferrera, daughter of Domenico & Sandra

    Oriana Mesaros, daughter of David & Frances

    Olivia Sophia Spiteri, daughter of Warren & Barbara



    Child Protection “See Me, Hear Me”


    As has become the custom each year, our thoughts are again directed to the protection of children. Unofficially known as ‘Child Protection Sunday’, clergy and parishioners are invited to play a part in the protection of our children. This year the theme is “See Me, Hear Me”.


    This year the National Committee for Professional Standards has commissioned a video and brochure through the Australian Catholic University reflecting upon research around what children think about their safety. A number of resources have also been prepared to explore this theme. Visit www.acu.edu.au/icps



    Heart Women’s Conference


    The conference is being held at Fairfield RSL from 19-21 October. The occasion will provide a time for women to be refreshed & renewed. Dream again, and feel loved, honoured and cared for. If interested, please ring on 1300734880. Financial assistance from the parish is available for ladies interested in attending. Please contact Fr. Michael. Life can sometimes be unbelieving demanding. Such a conference may be quite therapeutic.



    Consoling Mass


    Our annual Consoling Mass will be held at Mater Dolorosa, Balgownie on Friday 15 September at 12.10pm. This is the Mass where we continue to pray for our loved ones who have died in tragic circumstances. Families, touched by tragedy, are warmly invited to participate in this Mass.



    Parish Pastoral Council

    Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday 27 September.



    Petition Opposing Euthanasia


    Gratitude is extended to our many parishioners who signed the petition opposing intentional killing. Euthanasia works on the basis that the best way to eliminate suffering is to eliminate the patient. The best way forward, however, is to allocate greater funds for higher quality palliative care.



    Prayers of the Faithful


    Celebrant: Knowledge of God must necessarily be accompanied by commitment. Knowledge alone does not amount to genuine discipleship. Let us also aspire to be people of serious commitment.

    1. That the love of Christ might help us in our commitment to the church,
    Lord hear us.

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

    2. That the love of Christ might help us in our commitment to our family,
    Lord hear us.

    3. That the love of Christ might help us in our commitment to our community,
    Lord hear us.

    4. That the love of Christ might help us to love our neighbours as ourselves,
    Lord hear us.

    5. That the love of Christ might help us in our commitment to fight racism,
    Lord hear us.

    6. That the love of Christ might help us in our commitment to peace on earth,
    Lord hear us.

    Celebrant: Lord God, the world needs people committed to advancing the values of your Church.  Help us in our commitments to you and to all your people.  We make all these prayers through Christ our Lord






    Labourers in the Lord’s Harvest

    Next Week 16/17 September    Year A

    Saturday Morning Mass and Confessions



    Father Whitty

    Mark Coleman

    St Paul’s Saturday 5:00 Vigil            




    Special Ministers


    Altar Servers


    Father Joe

    Brian Ovington

    Kerry Todd, Julianne Ball

    Carol Walsh, Marita Maloney, Maree Durrington, Brian Jenkins

    Eugene Kosiak, Olivia Kosiak

    Belinda Vaccaro, Jen Charadia

    St Paul’s 8:00 AM




    Special Ministers


    Altar Servers



    Father Michael

    John Roberts

    Monica Menolotto, Cheryl Carroll

    Robin Roberts, Lucy Aquilina, Lisa McFadzean, Cheryl Carroll

    Emily Kreltszheim, Teagan Pritchard


    St Paul’s 10:00 AM




    Special Ministers



    Altar Servers



    Father Joe

    Mark Coleman

    Karen McFarlane, Oscar Marimbe

    Fabian Menolotto, Kylie Crnek-Georgeson, James McFarlane, Joseph Hanson

    Michelle Maldonado, Kevin Maldonado

    Trent, Damien, Betty

    St Clare’s at St Paul’s 5.00 PM



    Special Ministers



    Children’s Liturgy


    Altar Servers


    Father Michael

    Hans Ede, Brian Jenkins

    John Walsh, Noel Vinoya, Celene Watson, Arron Fitzsimmons

    Hans Ede

    Clare Power

    Volunteer required

    Isabella Quinlan, William Winsor

    Jenny & Tasha

    General – 10 September


    Cleaners (chapel)

    Altar Linen

    Group 2 (Second Tuesday)

    Christine Fabricato, Kerry Cahill

    Slava Brcic

    9-10 SEPTEMBER 2017



    Reading I      Ezekiel 33:7-9


    The prophecy of Ezekiel is concerned from the outset with a prophet whose first commission was to express God’s judgement on Judah for its breach of covenant faith.  However, Ezekiel does express the hope which will rise out of the ashes of destruction.




    Response to the Psalm.

    O that today you would listen to his voice!

    Harden not your hearts.




    Reading II         Romans 13:8-10


    The apostle Paul feels that the Christian is seen not as an individual practitioner of private virtue, but as a member of the Body of Christ and as a member of Christ’s church.  The whole duty of the Christian may be summed up by the commandment, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”




    Gospel Acclamation

    Alleluia, alleluia!  

    God was in Christ, to reconcile the world to himself,

    and the Good News of reconciliation he has entrusted to us.  







    Reading III        Matthew 18:15-20


    Jesus wants that we never tolerate any situation in which there is a breach of personal relationships between us and another member of the Christian community, the Church.  This passage details what we must do to advance Christian fellowship within the Church.





    For Our Faithful Departed

    Patricia Dixon, Salvatore Lauricella, June Clapson, Keith Millar, Julie Bracken, who died recently. Josephine Albany, Peter X. Cordeiro, Andy Stubbs, Yvonne Hoad, Mary, Vere & Patrick Walton, Telipa . Abasolo, Apolimar E. Abasolo, Horace M. Adams, Larry Gorton, Mary Farrugia, Anne Crouche, Charlotte Vella, Carmela Ottobre, Joan Blewett, deceased members of the Ryan and Lewis families, Dominic Vitocco, Julie Jenkins, Anne Kozicki, Maria Vaccaro, Harold Angilley, whose anniversaries are remembered at this time. Maria Grech, 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 Maureen Catania, John McMahon, Phoenix Leetch, 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, 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 prophet Ezekiel 33: 7-9


    'The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows, 'Son of man, I have appointed you as sentry to the House of Israel.  When you hear a word from my mouth, warn them in my name. If I say to a wicked man: Wicked wretch, you are to die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked man to renounce his ways, then he shall die for his sin, but I will hold you responsible for his death. If, however, you do warn a wicked man to renounce his ways and repent, and he does not repent, then he shall die for his sin, but you yourself will have saved your life.’

    The word of the Lord.




    Second Reading      A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans. 13: 8-10


    Avoid getting into debt, except the debt of mutual love. If you love your fellow men you have carried out your obligations. All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbour as yourself.  Love is the one thing that cannot hurt your neighbour; that is why it is the answer to every one of the commandments.

    The word of the Lord.




    Gospel                          A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 18: 15-20


    Jesus said to his disciples: 'If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone, between your two selves.  If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.  If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you: the evidence of two or three witnesses is required to sustain any charge.  But if he refuses to listen to these, report it to the community; and if he refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a pagan or a tax collector.

    'I tell you solemnly, whatever you bind on earth shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven. 'I tell you solemnly once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven.  For where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them.’

    The Gospel of the Lord.






    Posted by 7 September, 2017
    Updated 7 September, 2017

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