The Parish Newsletter - Catholic Parish of Sandy Bay and Taroona

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
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.
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]
Postal address: PO Box 37, Sandy Bay, 7006
Parish Council contact: Leigh Delaney 0409 871 037
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
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
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
By arrangement and with
Six months' notice with
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