20150419 - Ingham Region Catholic Parishes

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
'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.
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.
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
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
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
S AT 6.00 PM
S UN 8.30 AM
S UN 7.00 PM
S UN 7.00 AM
S UN 10.00 AM
S UN 10.00 AM
20-24 April
5.30 PM S T P ATRICK ’ S
5.30PM S T P AUL ’ S
9.00 AM S T P ATRICK ’ S
5.30 PM S T P ATRICK ’’ S
5.30 PM S T P ATRICK ’ S
7.00 AM S T P ATRICK ’ S
8.00 AM S T P ATRICK ’ S
9.30 AM
5 PM & 6 PM TO
8.30 PM IN S T
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.
Parish Council Meeting
St Teresa’s Parish Abergowrie—Monday 27th April at
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
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
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
office from
the 30th April
Project Compassion
offers us
a way
of to
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
close on the2015
30th is
for Life’. It focuses on
Jesus reachesArrange
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table now to avoid
ways to establish secure
the sick man and utters the
access to food for people who live in
at these locations:penetrating words,
‘Of course,
I online or
poverty. Pope Francis calls us to act,
13th to the 17th April
want to. Be cured!’
‘It is a well-known fact that current
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
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.