Today’s Readings Acts 9:26-31 Psalm 21:26-28, 30-32 1 John 3:18-24 John 15:1-8 The Parish Newsletter Catholic Parish of Sandy Bay and Taroona Response: I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people. Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Live in me and let me live in you, says the Lord; my branches bear much fruit. Alleluia! Next Sunday’s Readings (6th Sunday of Easter) Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 Psalm 97:1-4 1 John 4:7-10 John 15:9-17 Huon Valley apples The children of Sacred Heart Primary School, Geeveston, are raising money for Caritas by selling 2kg bags of apples for $3 a bag. They are available in the church foyer. Please leave the money in the tin. The children (Kinder to Year 6) bagged the apples which were donated by Huon Valley orchardists. Talks by Fr Chris Hope Fr Chris will present four sessions at Maryknoll Retreat Centre, Blackmans Bay, on Jesus in Mark and Before Mark on Mondays 4, 11, 25 May and 1 June, 10 am to 12 noon. Cost: by donation. For further information please call Sr Margaret Henderson on 0418 366 923 or email [email protected] Guilford Young College Open Day This Wednesday between 9 am and noon on both Campuses – Bowden St, Glenorchy (see the Creative Arts Link nearing completion) and Barrack St, Hobart (one block behind St Mary’s Cathedral). Enquiries: Mrs Bernadette Pogorzelski, 6238 4312. A Concert of Tudor Music The Tasmanian Chorale is presenting a concert at 8 pm on Saturday 9 May at St Mary’s Cathedral. Tickets $20 prepurchased (phone 0427 254 094) or $25 at the door. Under 16’s free. World Youth Day 2016 – Krakow Are you interested in joining with great young Tasmanians on a life-changing journey of faith? With millions of young people from around the world? Catholic Youth Ministry will be coordinating the Tasmanian Pilgrimage to WYD in July 2016 which will be held in Krakow, Poland! WYD is open to those aged 1635. If you are interested please come to the Information Session on Sunday 24 May, 3 pm, Holy Spirit Church, Sandy Bay. More info contact Rachelle: 0400 045368 or [email protected] Rachel’s Vineyard Tasmania Fundraising luncheon for 10th anniversary in Tasmania. Guest speakers and two course lunch at the Harold Gregg Centre on 6 June. Tickets $50, numbers are limited, please RSVP by 10 May by emailing Anne Sherston at [email protected] or phone 6229 8739. Your support is greatly appreciated. Sunday 3 May 2015 5th Sunday of Easter, Year B From Fr Brian Nichols The month of May. Within the cycle of a year, the Church unfolds the whole of the mystery of Christ, from his incarnation and birth until his ascension, the day of Pentecost, and the expectation of blessed hope and of the Lord’s return… In celebrating this annual cycle of Christ’s mysteries, the Church honours with special love Mary, the Mother of God, who is joined by an inseparable bond to the saving work of her Son. In her the Church holds up and admires the most excellent effect of the redemption and joyfully contemplates, as in a flawless image, that which the Church itself desires and hopes wholly to be. Documents on the Liturgy 102, 103. (Vatican II) The month of May in our Catholic tradition is the month when we remember the Blessed Virgin Mary’s role in God’s plan for the world. Mary is, in the words of Pope Paul VI, “the model of the Church as a whole in its worship of God.” The Vatican Council taught that devotion to the Mother of God as it has always existed in the Church … is essentially distinct from the worship of adoration paid equally to the Word Incarnate (Jesus Christ), the Father, and the Holy Spirit. Any renewal in devotion to the Blessed Mother should always lead us to a deeper participation in the paschal mystery of her Son, Jesus the Lord. During the month of May, then, the parish newsletter will feature a prayer centred on Mary that families may wish to pray together. May our veneration of the Blessed Mother lead us to a deeper love of Jesus her Son. Holy Spirit Church 275 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay Parish Priest: Fr Brian Nichols Presbytery: 275 Sandy Bay Road, phone 6224 3797 St Pius X Church 100 Channel Highway, Taroona St Canice Church St Canice Avenue, Sandy Bay Parish Office: Parish Centre, 271 Sandy Bay Rd Secretary: Claire Manthorpe Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am to 1 pm Phone 6224 1423. Email [email protected] Website: sbtcathparish.org.au Postal address: PO Box 37, Sandy Bay, 7006 Parish Council contact: Leigh Delaney 0409 871 037 Anniversaries Please pray for the repose of the souls of Annie Duffy, Gertrude Mary Doyle, Henry Charles Warn, Margaret Charlesworth, Fr Denis Quinn, Basil Taylor, Barbara Harradine, Teresa Mack, Therese Mikulec, John Brown, Syd Higgins, Wilfred McConnon, Josie McCarthy, Michael Flynn, Mary Theresa Clennett, Edith Green, Marjorie Dahl, Roy Winzenberg, Olive Whiteway, Gerard Green, Sr Catherine Horton, John Coulson, Eileen Sinclair, Alexander Seargeant, Thomas Casey, Mary Haddad, Roger Connolly, Mary Fisher, John Douglas Traynor, Michael Bernard Gaffney, Max Tinker-Casson, Elsie Clare Nicholls, Dorothy Pedemont, Charles Goodwin, Sr Monica Franklin and Keith Alcock Vale Paul O’Brien Parishioners are invited to St Pius X Church, Taroona, for Rosary at 6.30 pm on Monday 4 May for the repose of the soul of Paul O’Brien who died recently. Paul made an enormous contribution to the parish over many years and will be greatly missed. for two banners to be printed to promote the society at various events, including the University Societies Day. Any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated. Nepal Earthquake – Appeal On 25 April, a massive earthquake struck Nepal between Kathmandu and A special thank you to all parishioners Pokhara. The devastation is immense. who contribute to our Masses through More than 6,000 deaths have been joyful singing in the body of the church. reported and thousands were injured. It is a music minister’s greatest delight Many are sleeping outside and require when the people express their faith by shelter from the cold and rain. Millions sharing in song. Thank you, and keep have been affected to varying degrees. on making joyful music unto the Lord! Caritas Australia staff are on the ground Clair Stanelos, Director of Music working with Caritas Nepal to coordinate the emergency response, which will Thank you to parishioners who include providing emergency shelter, contributed a total of $8,057.45 to food, water and hygiene kits. Project Compassion this year. This will While rescue and emergency relief are provide people with opportunities and immediate priorities, Caritas Australia is skills they need to establish sustainable committed to supporting the people of food sources for life. Nepal in the long term. Pints of Faith: Spirituality v Religion You can also donate by calling 1800 024 413 or online at www.caritas.org.au Catholic Youth Ministry’s next Pints of or by sending donations to GPO Box Faith is this Thursday 7 May at Hotel 9830, Sydney NSW 2001. Soho. Join with other young adults as we welcome Fr Richard Ross from Nepal Earthquake – Prayer Service Launceston Parish who will be leading a discussion on ‘Spirituality v Religion’. At 12 noon Tuesday 5 May, St Mary’s Gathering from 6.30 pm, Fr Richard will Cathedral will host a special Liturgy for the souls of the deceased and for those start at 7.30 pm. RSVP to Rachelle at who are suffering in the wake of the [email protected] or 0400 earthquake in Nepal. A number of 045 368 schools will be attending. Parishioners from all parishes, as well as the general The Catholic Student Society will be taking up a collection after the 5.15 pm public, are encouraged to attend. Mass next week, 10 May, to raise funds Prayer for the Month of May The “Regina Caeli” is a twelfth-century antiphon for Evening Prayer during the Easter Season. Since the thirteenth century, it has been used as the seasonal antiphon in honour of the Blessed Virgin after Night Prayer. Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia. The Son whom you merited to bear, alleluia, has risen as he said, alleluia. Pray to God for us, alleluia. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia. Weekday Masses This week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 am, Holy Spirit Church. Hymn books Quite a few of our shiny new hymn books have gone missing. If you’ve taken one home (accidentally or for a particular purpose), please bring it back. We’ve been running short at some Masses recently. Thanks! Parish Sacramental Program Information Evening The Catholic Parish of Sandy Bay and Taroona extends an invitation to parents of children who are above eight years of age, and live in the Sandy BayTaroona area, to an information evening regarding the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion). These sacraments, together with Baptism, form the Sacraments of Initiation, which “lay the foundations of every Christian life.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1212) The session will be held: Tuesday 5 May, commencing 7.30 pm, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, cnr Sandy Bay Rd and Duke St, Sandy Bay. Dates and content of the preparation will be discussed, and you will have the opportunity to decide if your child is ready to participate in the program at this time. Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be made available. If you have any questions, or would like to register your interest, please contact the parish office on 6224 1423 or email [email protected] Mass Times Holy Spirit, Sandy Bay Saturday: Vigil 6.00 pm Sunday: 10.00 am & 5.15 pm St Pius X, Taroona Sunday: 8.45 am St Canice Monday to Saturday: 8.00 am Mary’s Grange Friday 11.00 am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday: 6.00 — 7.00 pm Rosary and Prayers Monday: 10.30 – 11.00 am Sacrament of Forgiveness Saturday: 5.30 pm or by arrangement (Presbytery: 6224 3797) or is available at: St Joseph’s (city) Weekdays: 12.30-1.00 pm and 1.30 pm Friday: 5.00-5.45 pm Saturday: 4.00-4.45 and 6.00-6.30 pm Baptisms By arrangement and with preparation. Marriages Six months' notice with preparation. Low gluten hosts We have some hosts with a gluten content of less than five parts per million. If you are gluten-intolerant please speak to the priest before Mass so he can consecrate these together with the usual hosts.
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