The Living Word Gospel Acclamation Acts 3:13-15. 17-19 Peter said to the people 'You are Israelites, and it is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our ancestors, who has glorified his servant Jesus, the same Jesus you handed over and then disowned in the presence of Pilate, after Pilate had decided to release him. It was you who accused the Holy One, the Just One, you who demanded the reprieve of a murderer while you killed the prince of life. God, however, raised him from the dead, and to that fact we are the witnesses. 'Now I know, brothers, that neither you nor your leaders had any idea what you were really doing; this was the way God carried out what he had foretold, when he said through all his prophets that his Christ would suffer. Now you must repent and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out.' Psalm 4:2. 4. 7. 9 R Lord, let your face shine on us. When I call, answer me, O God of justice; from anguish you released me, have mercy and hear me! R. It is the Lord who grants favours to those whom he loves; the Lord hears me whenever I call him. R. 'What can bring us happiness?' many say. Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord. R. I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. R. 1 John 2:1-5 Alleluia, alleluia! Lord Jesus, make your word plain to us: make our hearts burn with love when you speak. Alleluia! Luke 24:35-48 The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognised Jesus at the breaking of bread. They were still talking about this when Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you!' In a state of alarm and fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost. But he said, 'Why are you so agitated, and why are these doubts rising in your hearts? Look at my hands and feet; yes, it is I indeed. Touch me and see for yourselves; a ghost has no flesh and bones as you can see I have.' And as he said this he showed them his hands and feet. Their joy was so great that they could not believe it, and they stood dumbfounded; so he said to them, 'Have you anything here to eat?' And they offered him a piece of grilled fish, which he took and ate before their eyes. Then he told them, 'This is what I meant when I said, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms, has to be fulfilled.' He then opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, 'So you see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this.' I am writing this, my children, to stop you sinning; but if anyone should sin, we have our advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, who is just; he is the sacrifice that takes our sins away, and not only ours, but the whole world's. We can be sure that we know God only by keeping his commandments. Anyone who says, 'I know him', and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, refusing to admit the truth. 3 RD S UNDAY OF E ASTER Y EAR B — APRIL 19 2015 The Pastor’s Pen! Over the past couple of years, the Debutante Ball has been run a bit on a wing and a prayer. There has been no real organising committee, at the top level, and a couple of dedicated people have simply kept things going. The lack of a co-ordinating committee has meant that way too often very trivial matters have crossed my desk—with parents rebelling, for example, over suggested seating placements for the Debs and their Partners. In all honesty, my care level about everything related to Debutante Balls is absolutely zero. In a week in which I have had to celebrate six funerals, my care level for Debutante Balls actually goes into negative territory. As I said to one interested party this week, I am very close to making a decision to cancel future so-called Catholic Deb Balls. I am not sure why this is a major project of our parish and I cannot see at all what this has to do with Jesus or growing in love or service of him. If we are to continue with hosting Debutante Balls in this district, we need a continuing committee of dedicated parishioners to oversee the Ball—and by “dedicated parishioners” I explicitly mean people who are dedicated to the parish and its well being, not simply people who write Catholic on the census form every five years. Soon after this year’s Deb Ball, I will seek expressions of interest in serving on a Debutante Ball Committee. If we are unable to form such a committee of six to eight people, we will need to make a decision about the future of the Debutante Ball. But when anyone does obey what he has said, God's love comes to perfection in him. Next Sunday’s offering for the Missionaries of the Poor Bandaids/Bandages 28/29 Mar Disposable Gloves 14/15 March Thongs “Why shall I wait for someone else? Why don’t I raise my voice?” —Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, age 17 Sunday Masses 25/26 April This week, our forty or so sacramental preparation children begin their preparations for the sacrament of Confirmation. Please keep them and their families in your prayers, that they might receive many gifts from the Holy Spirit. Next Saturday is ANZAC Day. This year is a special year being the one hundredth anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. By chance, I am the chaplain to the RSL for their various ceremonies this year. I feel especially blessed to be able to participate as chaplain in this year’s ceremonies. Please note, we will celebrate Mass, for ANZAC Day at 8.00am on Saturday morning. This Tuesday evening is the inquiry session for anyone interested in becoming Catholic, as advertised within. If you know of any interested parties, please don’t be afraid to extend them an invitation. There are only a couple of weeks left to register for the Our Lady of Lourdes 100 Years celebrations. Brochures are available in each church and can also be downloaded from the Lourdes School website. This is ultimately a celebration of 100 years of Catholic Education in our district. It is a marvellous milestone to reach for our parish community. Parish Contacts Parish Priest: Fr Damian McGrath I NGHAM S AT 6.00 PM S UN 8.30 AM S UN 7.00 PM H ALIFAX S UN 7.00 AM C ANOSSA S UN 10.00 AM A BERGOWRIE S UN 10.00 AM Weekdays 20-24 April M ON 5.30 PM S T P ATRICK ’ S T UES 5.30PM S T P AUL ’ S W ED 9.00 AM S T P ATRICK ’ S WITH L OURDES 5.30 PM S T P ATRICK ’’ S T HURS 5.30 PM S T P ATRICK ’ S F RI 7.00 AM S T P ATRICK ’ S S AT 8.00 AM S T P ATRICK ’ S A NZAC D AY Devotions R OSARY S T P ATRICK ’ S AT 9.30 AM A DORATION T UESDAY 9 AM TO OF THE 5 PM & 6 PM TO BLESSED 8.30 PM IN S T S ACRAMENT P AUL ’ S C HAPEL Associate Pastor: Fr Cipriano Mallari Parish Secretary: Pauline Pennisi Assistant and RE Co-ordinator: Marcella Cantatore Pastoral Care: Sr Nina Barra Mail: PO Box 375, Ingham Q 4850 Phone: 4776 2600 Fax: 4776 5199 Web: www.inghamcatholic.com Email: [email protected] Office Hours: 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday, 1pm to 3pm Monday to Thursday Welcome to all visitors and new parishioners. Please make yourself known to us. Confessions S ATURDAY 5.00 PM OR BY APPOINTMENT Parish Council Meeting St Teresa’s Parish Abergowrie—Monday 27th April at 7.00pm. Mother’s Day Raffle St Patrick’s Parish Women’s Group will be selling tickets in their Mother’s Day Raffle commencing next weekend 25/26 April and also 2/3 May at all our Mass centres. We have four lovely prizes and tickets are only $1 each. The draw will take place on Tuesday 5th May. Please come prepared to purchase tickets and support the Women’s Group in their fundraising endeavours. Loads of Love Container Update Thank you all for your enthusiasm and donations to this venture. Donations collected each week are packed and stored ready for shipment later in the year. Welcome to new children of God: Jasmine Claire Gianotti and Zakariah Josev Gileppa baptised this Sunday at St Peter’s. Please keep in your prayers: Fr Peter Quilty, Fr Michael Lowcock Sarah Leonardi, Diane Pavetto, Megan Cooper May the Lord’s healing hand rest upon them. Counters Next Week: P Duffy J Leonardi, S Cosentino, M & L Castles Children’s Liturgy—Saturday 25 April at 6.00pm Russell Andrews, David Pelleri, Damian Killoran Altar Servers 25/26 April: Sat 6.00pm: Lucy Galletly Sun 8.30am: Jacob Minato & William Price Sun 7.00pm: Georgia Noble & Trista Kopeshke Organists 25/26 April: Sat 6.00pm: Paul Cavallaro Sun 8.30am: Monica Vitale Sun 7.00pm: Lynette Di Bella Relay for Life — 30/31 May 2015 St Patrick’s Parish will once again be nominating a team this year. Nomination is $20 per person. Anyone interested in participating, please contact Debbie Sartor 0409147480 or email [email protected] or Giovanna Melvin 4776 3574. Our team Registrations close on Thursday 30 April 2015. Commentators 25/26 April: Sat 6.00pm: Rita Martin Sun 8.30am: Stefania Rutherford Sun 7.00pm: Deborah Tardiani Readers 25/26 April: Halifax: Angelo & Lina Girgenti Gilroy Santa Maria College On Show Thursday 21 May 2015 – 3:30pm – 7:00pm · Enrolment Information and Packages 2016 · Subject Displays · Demonstrations · BBQ & Drinks · Performances Canossa: C/1 David Fascetti 2/3 Brian Hurley Sat 6.00pm: 1 Peter Sheedy 2 Melissa Carr 3 Rita Martin Sun 8.30am: 1 Madeliene D’Urso 2 Jane Bortalanz 3 Stefania Rutherford Sun 7.00pm: 1 Scott Panzenbock 2 Sarina Di Bella An Invitation for our Herbert River, Cardwell and Kennedy Communities to enjoy all that is GILROY SANTA MARIA. ALL WELCOME 3 Deborah Tardiani Abergowrie: College Upcoming Events Interested in Becoming Catholic? Debutante Ball, Sat 2 May. Confirmations, Mon 18 May and Tues 19 May Are you simply curious about our faith? Know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic? Gilroy Santa Maria College on Show Thurs 21 May Do you want to increase your knowledge of Catholicism? Rosary led by Knights Sunday 24 May Each year, St Patrick’s Parish welcomes a number of new adults into the faith family of the Catholic Church. A group will be starting in a few weeks after Easter. There will be a meeting for any inquirers on 21 April at 7.30pm in Mercy Hall. St Anthony’s Festival, Bemerside Sun 14 June, Our Lady of Lourdes School office from 20th the 30th April Project Compassion offers us a way levels of to production are sufficient, to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. It yet millions of people are still is our opportunity to be drawn out suffering and dying of starvation. Counters This Week: F Gangemi J Gollogly S Pennisi Please contact Mary Girgenti 0417761465 if you would like more information Our Lady of Lourdes Centenary, 6-7 June. The story in today’s Gospel is a striking witness to the compassion of our comfort and complacency, to of Jesus. A man suffering from look with the heart and to respond leprosy summons up the courage to with compassion in a practical way throw himself at the feet of Jesus. for our brothers and sisters who are Looking into the face of Jesus, he is in need, both in Australia and in emboldened to say: ‘If you want to, distant lands. you can cure me.’ It is an act of The theme for Project Compassion faith. Moved by deep compassion, Registrations close on the2015 30th is April 2015. ‘Food for Life’. It focuses on Jesus reachesArrange out his your hand, touches table now to avoid disappointment! finding ways to establish secure the sick man and utters the access to food for people who live in Registration available at these locations:penetrating words, ‘Of course, I online or poverty. Pope Francis calls us to act, Firth Lawyers 27 Herbert Street from 13th to the 17th April want to. Be cured!’ ‘It is a well-known fact that current Rosters Every week we will continue to publish in the Church bulletin a suggested item to donate. However, if anyone has single beds/mattress, bikes, trikes, prams/strollers, cots, porta cots, bouncinettes, walking sticks, walking frames, wheelchairs, wheelie walkers, crutches, commodes, mechanic’s tools, carpentry tools, shovels, gardening tools, fabric for sewing, that they no longer require and would like to donate them to the missions, we would greatly appreciate them. Relay for Life, 30/31 May Compassion is a word that comes from the heart – it is our ‘feeling with’ another, to be drawn out of ourselves. It is a tender generosity of spirit that arises from our being loved by God. It confers a gracious blessing both on the recipient, and on the one responding. Both in his actions and his words, Pope Francis takes every opportunity to stress the love, mercy and compassion which God has for us – and the compassion that is planted in us because of our own experience of God’s love. For more information, please contact the parish office. Special Ministers 25/26 April: Halifax: Santina Cross & Elizabeth Castorina Canossa: Trevor & Julie Nowak Sat 6.00pm: Angie Comas Mikaela Comas Carmel Sorbello Peace be with you When Jesus appears in the midst of the disciples, his first words to them are, ‘Peace be with you!’ His appearance among them obviously agitated the disciples who were already hiding, in fear of their lives and devastated by the loss of their leader days earlier. Jesus’ calming and reassuring words, ‘Peace be with you!’ recognise the reality of what state the disciples are in. The words demonstrate that Jesus is meeting the disciples ‘where they are’ – he recognises their distress and fear and responds with words that accept what they’re feeling but reassure them of his love and care. They are words that Jesus speaks to us too! Requiescant in pace Please Pray For: Sr Gretta McCourt rsm, Rosemary Pearson, Joe Valastro, Guilio Tamburn (Sydney) (died this week), Juan Jose Azcue (Ayr) (died recently), Clare Cervellin, Giovanni Battista Peri, Cesare & Carmela Cuzzuol, Carmelina Valese, Sarina Fichera, Antonino Auditore, Ester Cantoni, Cecilia Casagrande (annivs at this time), Marianne Ferrero, Natalie Di Bartolo, Eddie & Lina Gileppa, Salvatore & Graziella Spampinato, Carlo & Maria Magoni, Giulio Magoni, baby Elliott Francis Mathersen, Lina Lazzaroni, Warren Barra, Arnold Garutti, Angelo Pietrobon, Alfio & Rudi Fichera, Kate Tropea, Mario Rizzo, Vittorio & Maria Cantoni, Elda Zatta, Baldo Fanti, Mary Torrisi, Pietro Quabba, John Toscan. Sun 8.30am: Carmel Fazio Jim Killoran Mario Marbelli Sun 7.00pm: Ben Barbi Debbie Sartor Adrian Scovazzi Abergowrie: College & Pat Celotto Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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