• Bulletin Weekend 17-18 Jun 2017

     

    Corpus Christi – Year A

     

    Lord, may this life-giving sacrament bring us salvation and peace.

     


     

     

     

    Fr Joe’s 25th Anniversary

     

    Parishioners are encouraged to set aside Sunday 27th August for the 10 AM Mass and the reception afterwards in the Council Auditorium across the road. Should be a truly wonderful celebration.

     

     

     

     


     

    The St Vincent De Paul Society

     

    Though so often far from visible, there remains many people are struggle financially in our own neighbourhood. A critical shortage of money can so easily bring heavy strain and tension to family relationships. On behalf of our church, and more particularly our parish, Vinnies tries to offer support and assist according to circumstances. A “Winter Appeal” is being conducted this weekend in our own parish. An opportunity to make a contribution will be available as people leave the church. Please try to support with the customary generosity. Thanks in anticipation.

     

     


     

    Awareness Mass

     

    Our parish enjoys a special privilege this Saturday evening 17 June in being able to host the Awareness Mass. It is at this time we’re able to have in our presence quite a few people who have been associated with Mater Dei in different ways over the years, as well as others who have also become part of a fraternity that is known as the “Good News Community”. After Mass, a little food and refreshments will be available for all who would like to enjoy a little convivium.

     


     

    The Art of Empathy

     

    Have you ever found yourself stuck for words – at a funeral, or when a friend starts to cry, or when you don’t want to say the wrong thing? White Lady Funerals invite you to hear Doris Zagdanski who is regarded as one of Australia’s most accomplished educators on the art of empathy – the secret to saying the right things to someone who is sad, hurt, lonely, overwhelmed and/or grieving. The presentation has been scheduled for Tuesday 11 July from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the White Lady Funeral Home 124-128 Elizabeth Drive Liverpool. All are welcome and light refreshments will be provided. If interested in attending please phone 9602 6001 by Friday 7 July. Bookings are essential.

     


     

    Confirmation: By this weekend, all families will need to have returned a form advising of the candidates’ confirmation name and sponsor. Without this information the parish confirmation register and the certificates cannot be completed. Forms are available after Mass if required. Families can also collect bookmarks if away last weekend. At Masses this weekend, the Confirmation medals will be blessed and distributed. Families need to remain after Masses for their rehearsals. In terms of preparation, it’s still possible for the candidates to make a heartfelt confession next Saturday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Parents are also encouraged to avail themselves of this opportunity. For this coming week, parents are asked to read p. 35 and assist their children complete the home activity on p. 36.

     


     

    Prayers of the Faithful

     

    Celebrant: We cannot enjoy the pleasure of life while ignoring the problems of others. With the help of God and the Holy Sacraments, let us pray for strength in order to help all those who have heavy burdens to bear.

    1. For those who do not have enough food or shelter for themselves and their families,
    Lord hear us.

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

    2. For those who are in danger by putting their lives at risk to fight for freedom for us around the world,
    Lord hear us.

    3. For those who are sick and poor who do not have doctors or others to care for them,
    Lord hear us.

    4. For those who protect us from all dangers in our cities & towns,
    Lord hear us.

    5. For those who have suffered from the burdens of fractured and broken friendships,
    Lord hear us.

    6. For those who give us the message of faith in our churches who are discouraged that no one hears them,
    Lord hear us.

    Celebrant: Lord God, there is enough love for all in this world if we just share with those around us who are in need. Help us to be carriers of your divine love in word and in deed. We make all these prayers through Christ our Lord.
    Amen


     

     

    Labourers in the Lord’s Harvest

    Next Week 24/25 June    Year A

    Saturday Morning Mass and Confessions

    Confessor

    Acolyte

    Father Whitty

    Mark Coleman

    St Paul’s Sat 3:00 Confirmation Liturgy

    Celebrants

     

    Acolyte

    Readers

    Altar Servers

    Music

    Bishop Peter, Father Michael, Father Joe

    Mark Coleman

    Confirmation candidates

    Volunteers required

    Craig Davidson, Sally Quinnell

    St Paul’s Saturday 5:00 Vigil            

    Celebrants

     

    Acolyte

    Readers

    Special Ministers

     

    Altar Servers

    Music

    Bishop Peter, Father Michael, Father Joe

    Brian Ovington

    Confirmation candidates

    Carol Walsh, Robin Roberts, Trish Hyett, Trish O’Flynn

    Eugene Kosiak, Olivia Kosiak

    Maria Baric, Tasha Hodges

    St Paul’s 8:00 AM

    Celebrant

    Acolyte

    Readers

    Special Ministers

     

    Altar Servers

    Music

    Father Whitty

    Syd Hyett

    Leonie Gray, Anne Hyeronimus

    Lucy Aquilina, Cheryl Carroll, Kathryn Hampton, Maryann Ace

    E Kreltszheim, A Zappia

    Cheryl

    St Paul’s 10:00 AM

    Celebrants

     

    Acolyte

    Readers

    Special Ministers

     

    Altar Servers

    Music

    Bishop Peter, Father Michael, Father Joe

    James McFarlane.

    Confirmation candidates

    Jenny Farias, G Sremchevich, Julie Sligar, Michael Reardon

    J Estephan, E Aquilina

    Choir

    St Paul’s 12:30 PM Confirmation Mass

    Celebrants

     

    Acolyte

    Readers

    Special Ministers

    Altar Servers

    Music

    Bishop Peter, Father Michael, Father Joe

    Pat O’Flynn

    Confirmation candidates

    School teachers

    Volunteers required

    Choir

    St Clare’s at St Paul’s 5.00 PM

    Celebrant

    Special Ministers

     

    Readers

    Welcomer

    Child’s Liturgy

     

    Altar Servers

     

    Music

    Father Joe

    Adam Rafferty, John Walsh, Noel Vinoya, Clare Power

    Joseph Hanson, Judith Madsen

    Hans Ede

    Sue Hansen-Gunter, Samantha Vergara

    Hollins Eastgate, Alexander Cooper

    Cheryl

    General – 18 June

    Counters

    Cleaners (chapel)

    Altar Linen

    Group 3 (Third Tuesday)

    Noella Gadd, Pete Williams

    Ersilia Martincich

     

     

     

    CORPUS CHRISTI  ~ YEAR A
    17-18 JUNE 2017

     

     

     

    Reading I      Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16

     

    The thought is on the meaning of hardship which Israel suffered in the wilderness.  This, too, is an example of God’s providence.  It was God’s means of humbling the nation.  Teaching them their utter dependence on Him, rather than on themselves.

     

     

     

     

    Response to the Psalm.

    Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.

     

     

     

     

    Reading II         1 Corinthians 10:16-17

     

    Just as an unbreakable bond was forged between two men if they ate each other’s bread and salt, so a sacrificial meal formed a real communion between the god and his worshipper.  Jesus was comparing old traditions to the new sacrament of his body and blood.

     

     

     

     

     

    Gospel Acclamation

    Alleluia, alleluia!

    I am the living bread from heaven, says the Lord;

    Whoever eats this bread will live forever.

    Alleluia!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Reading III        John 6:51-58

     

    The new revelation of God in Jesus Christ is confirmed in the sacrament of Holy Communion.  It is an offering of Christ to each of us and in partaking of the sacrament we have promised that we, who eat this bread, will live forever.

     

     

     

     

     


    For Our Faithful Departed

    Robert Ryan, Maree Grothe and Ken Searle who died recently. Lucia Faraone, Ron Jurd, Jenni Byles, Zeljko Nimac, Giuseppa Giacinto, Pepe Caracalli, Mara Grech, Tony Carr, Jaime Vergara, Doreen & Vince McCall, Ossie & Iris Roberts, Kane Pritchard, Jim & Joyce Hehir, Brian McAuliffe, Joseph Galea, whose anniversaries are remembered at this time. Horace Marden Adams, Elsie Anderson, Len Burke, Joan Burke, Veronica Muscat, Victoria Vella, 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 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, Alf Petersen, 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 Deuteronomy 8:2-3. 14-16

     

    Moses said to the people: ‘Remember how the Lord your God led you for forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, to test you and you know your inmost heart – whether you would keep his commandments or not. He humbled you, he made you feel hunger, he fed you with manna which neither you nor your fathers had known, to make you understand that man does not live on bread alone but that man lives on everything that comes from the mouth of the Lord. ‘Do not then forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery: who guided you through this vast and dreadful wilderness, a land of fiery serpents, scorpions, thirst; who in this waterless place brought you water from the hardest rock; who in this wilderness fed you with manna that your fathers had not known’.

    The word of the Lord

     

     

    Second Reading,                       A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 10:16-17

     

    The blessing-cup that we bless is a communion with the blood of Christ, and the bread that we break is a communion with the body of Christ. The fact that there is only one loaf means that, though there are many of us, we form a single body because we all have a share in this one loaf.

    The word of the Lord.

     

     

     

    Gospel                                       A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 6:51-58

     

    Jesus said to the Jews:

    ‘I am the living bread which has come down from heaven.  Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; And the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.’ Then the Jews started arguing with one another: ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ they said. Jesus replied:  ‘I tell you most solemnly, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will not have life in you. Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day.  For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in him.  As I, who am sent by the living Father, myself draw life from the Father, so whoever eats me will draw life from me. This is the bread come down from heaven; not like the bread our ancestors ate: they are dead, but anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.’

    The Gospel of the Lord.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Posted by 16 June, 2017
    Updated 16 June, 2017

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