• Bulletin Weekend 26-27 Aug 2017


    Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A


    Turn your ear, O Lord, and answer me; save the servant who trusts in you, my God.





    Peter makes a marvellous declaration of faith in Christ, and Christ tells him that he will give him the keys of the Kingdom of heaven, the chief of his flock.  We will see Peter’s ups and downs, his strengths and weaknesses, as well as the love Christ showed him which helped him to grow



    Signing Pages – Father Joes Silver Jubilee


    This weekend the Committee for the celebration of Father Joe’s Silver Jubilee have placed some sheets around the church for parishioners to write messages of congratulation to Father Joe.  The messages can be of any length even just a signature, and everyone has to opportunity to let him know how special he really is.  These pages will eventually be compiled into a book for Father Joe to keep and look back on for many years to come.  The sheets will also be available at the luncheon today at the Camden Civic Centre during the course of the function.



    Baptisms 27th August


    Ariella Eve Arico, daughter of David & Kirstie


    Rafael Esteban Gonzalez, son of Carlos & Brittany


    Julianna Marie Hunt, daughter of Glenn & Angelina


    Isla Kate Russell, daughter of Nathan & Crystal-Lee


    Archie Carmelo Soster, son of Anthony & Kelly


    Ta’ane Lisitoa Junior Tupola, son of Ta’ana Junior & Finau




    Celebrate the Season of Creation


    1 September – 4 October


    Spring is almost upon us and Pope Francis invites us to celebrate September as a ‘Season of Creation’. This is a time for individuals and communities to “reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation.” It is a “precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in our vocation as custodians of creation.” You are invited to take part and over coming weeks more resources will be on offer to support this initiative within our Diocese. Further details on this year’s Season of Creation can be found on the Global Catholic Climate Movement website http://catholicclimatemovement.global/act/. Further information on Diocesan resourcing can be obtained by calling Darren McDowell on 4222 2463 or darren.mcdowell@dow.org.au.



    Forest Lawn upcoming services


    Father’s Day Memorial Service – 2 September

    All are invited to attend a special remembrance service in honour of our departed and loved fathers at 10.00am on Saturday 2 September in the North Chapel at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Complimentary refreshments will be provided.


    After Dark, Dispelling the Myth – 12 September

    Forest Lawn Memorial Park was established in 1962 on a former dairy farm property and there have been over 30,000 cremation services and 11,500 burial services conducted at Forest Lawn to date. This is a unique opportunity to visit the memorial park after dark, and hear some of the fascinating facts of the park.  Bookings essential please call 9606 5822 for the evening of 12 September at 6.30pm.



    Prayers of the Faithful


    Celebrant: Our world would be a very sad place without those who cannot see the gifts that all people offer.  Our challenge is to recognise every person as a child of God and whose gifts we may not detect but can be used by God for good.  Let us pray for those who can see the gifts of God in others.

    1. For those who have disabled children and who help other families face similar challenges,
    Lord hear us.

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

    2. For those teachers who help young children in developing their talents,
    Lord hear us.

    3. For those who coach children in sports, teaching them to work together,
    Lord hear us.

    4. For those who help the homeless find housing,
    Lord hear us.

    5. For those who counsel the troubled, sick and friendless in helping them to begin again,
    Lord hear us.

    6. For those who comfort those who have lost a spouse or child,
    Lord hear us.

    Celebrant: Lord God, we thank you for all those whose life and work is to help others discover the possibilities within themselves and in the world around them.  Renew their vision and increase their dependence on you.  Help us also to lift up the goodness in every person and in all circumstance in life.



    Labourers in the Lord’s Harvest

    Next Week 2/3 September    Year A

    Saturday Morning Mass and Confessions



    Father Michael

    Larry Johnson

    St Paul’s Saturday 5:00 Vigil            




    Special Ministers


    Altar Servers


    Father Joe

    Pat O’Flynn

    Noella & Matthew Gadd

    Trish O’Flynn, Veronica Moore, Alison Galea, Sharon Picken

    Oliver Tucker, Lachlan Tucker

    Belinda Vaccaro, Tasha Hodges

    St Paul’s 8:00 AM




    Special Ministers


    Altar Servers


    Father Whitty

    Mark Coleman

    Warren Johnson, Maria Kosiak

    Larry Johnson, Maryann Ace, Kathryn Hampton, Denise Carney

    Eugene Kosiak, Olivia Kosiak

    Cheryl Carroll

    St Paul’s 10:00 AM




    Special Ministers


    Altar Servers


    Father Joe

    Syd Hyett

    Marguerite Giles, Julie Sligar

    John Giles, Gemma Sremchevich, Jenny Farias, Michael Reardon

    Isabella Quinlan, Anthony Zappia


    St Clare’s at St Paul’s 5.00 PM



    Special Ministers



    Children’s Liturgy


    Altar Servers



    Father Michael

    Judith Madsen, Joseph Hanson

    John Walsh, Noel Vinoya, Simon Abernethy, Lachlan Abernethy

    Anne Lonsdale

    David McCarthy

    Volunteer required

    Simon McCarthy, Hayden Abernethy

    Craig Davidson

    General – 27 August


    Cleaners (chapel)

    Altar Linen

    Group 3 (Fifth Tuesday)

    Jeff & Rina Beranek

    Lucy Aquilina

    26-27 AUGUST 2017


    Reading I      Isaiah 22:19-23


    God relegated authority to Eliakim, a servant, instead of to Shebna who was the master of the palace.  God sees character and worth in people we may have hardly noticed.




    Response to the Psalm.

    Lord, your love is eternal;

    do not forsake the work of your hands.




    Reading II         Romans 11:33-36


    In rapturous doxology Paul praises the boundless wisdom and mysterious ways of God.  These versus have a musical quality.  The depths of God are beyond all comprehension.




    Gospel Acclamation

    Alleluia, alleluia!  

    You are Peter, the rock on which I will build my Church

    the gates of hell will not hold out against it.  







    Reading III        Matthew 16:13-20


    In some of the readings about Peter we see that he seemed very weak of character, very unpredictable and impetuous.  But Peter was the rock upon which Jesus built his church.  It was not because of Peter’s merit but because of his willingness and faithfulness which helped God use him to further the cause of the church.



    For Our Faithful Departed

    Patricia Dixon, Salvatore Lauricella, June Clapson, Keith Millar, Julie Bracken, Gregory Flood, Herman Berendsen, Jocelyne Ucar, who died recently. 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 Isaiah 22: 19-23


    Thus says the Lord of hosts to Shebna, the master of the palace: I dismiss you from your office, I remove you from your post, and the same day I call on my servant Eliakim son of Hilkiah. I invest him with your robe, gird him with your sash, entrust him with your authority; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the House of Judah. I place the key of the House of David on his shoulder; should he open, no one shall close, should he close, no one shall open. I drive him like a peg into a firm place; he will become a throne of glory for his father's house.

    The word of the Lord.




    Second Reading      A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans. 11: 33-36


    How rich are the depths of God - how deep his wisdom and knowledge - and how impossible to penetrate his motives or understand his methods! Who could ever know the mind of the Lord? Who could ever be his counsellor? Who could ever give him anything or lend him anything? All that exists comes from him; all is by him and for him. To him be glory for ever!  Amen.

    The word of the Lord.




    Gospel                        A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 16: 13-20



    When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, 'Who do people say the Son of Man is?' And they said, 'Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.'  'But you,' he said, 'who do you say I am?' Then Simon Peter spoke up, 'You are the Christ,' he said, 'the Son of the living God.' Jesus replied, 'Simon son of Jonah, you are a happy man!  Because it was not flesh and blood that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church. And the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you  bind on earth shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven.' Then he gave the disciples strict orders not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.

    The Gospel of the Lord.






    Posted by 26 August, 2017
    Updated 26 August, 2017

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