Catholic Parish of Lower North Shore

Catholic Parish of Lower North Shore
Incorporating the Churches of
St Leonard’s, Naremburn – St Philip Neri, Northbridge – St Thomas’, Willoughby
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time ... Year C ... 9 June 2013
182 High St,
Phone: 9958 8846
Fax: 9958 0438
Office Hours
Mon-Wed: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Thurs: 9:00am – 3.00pm
Fri: 9.30am – 2.30pm
(during school term only)
2 Horsley Ave,
Phone: 9958 7308
Fax: 9967 2143
Jenny McKeown
67 Baringa Rd,
Phone: 9958 7136
Fax: 9958 4132
Sue Bevan
Parish Priest
Fr Rex Curry
A certain disposition and behaviour is required when visiting a library, going
shopping, listening to a symphony, or going to a party. Even in different parts
of one‟s own home, when one is eating, sleeping and studying, different
behaviour is required.
Similarly, a particular behaviour and disposition is required when you are
present at a place of worship like a Synagogue or Mosque. So, the same is
required within a Catholic Church. Furthermore, if you come into a
Synagogue, Mosque, or Church as a tourist, then a different way of acting is
needed in contrast to when you come to a place of worship to pray, or where
others are, or might wish to pray.
Coming to Mass, you have entered into the community‟s house of God for the
purpose of prayer, adoration, reflection, or to celebrate a sacrament with
other people.
In order to help you enter into a sacred space for the above purposes, we ask
you to remember.
Turn off mobile phones.
Please don‟t text messages or check Facebook from the pews or the back
of the Church. Leave social devices in the car. It‟s time to focus on God. It
is also distracting others who might be trying to pray. If you are awaiting
an important phone call, consider going to Mass at another time.
Cameras also need the permission of priests to be used within a Church.
Do not bring cups of coffee or bottled water or food into the Church.
If we have made our First Communion we are required to fast from food
for one hour prior to Mass. Even in many shops customers are requested
not to eat and drink, as well as places like libraries and concerts etc. Put
simply, Mass is not the place to bring your own food and drink.
Parents have the privilege of providing ongoing formation for their
We appreciate the effort to bring young children to Mass and we
welcome them. We have alternate children‟s liturgy at most large Sunday
Masses. However, teaching children how to act and behave in an
appropriate manner in a variety of circumstances is a required skill of all
parents. Teaching youngsters how to belong and behave in different
communities like libraries, concerts, even at home, when to eat, sleep,
play and work are learned skills.
Bring suitable activity aids to Mass for children
Mass is usually less than one hour long. Helping children to know when to
sit, kneel, sing or stand, how to offer a sign of peace, are good skills to
enhance involvement. This type of care respects others at Mass and
teaches children how to respect a sacred environment. Having said that,
there will always be times when children will play up and parents know
only too well the challenges of staying in the Church with very active
children. We should all be conscious of finding the right balance between
tolerance and respect as we welcome all to our Church.
Assistant Priests
Fr Joshua Gopini msc
Fr Peter Hendriks msc (p/time)
Assistant Priest
& RNSH Chaplain
Fr Jaison Kuzhiyil hgn
Danka Scenna
Paulette Beverley
Dorothy Tomagra
Sacramental & Liturgy Support
Phillipa Sobb
Emergency Contact
Fr Joshua 0420 811 140
Contd. over page...
Email: [email protected]
How to Behave at Mass contd. from cover page.
Do not be an observer of the Mass, but a participator.
It is easy to ask, “What is this Mass doing for me?” After all, we have come to give thanks to God for what he
has given us. We have come to Mass to draw strength from listening to God‟s living word and eating his body
and blood so that we might love Him and others better.
Do not have conversations during the Mass
Try to know the dialogue that takes place at Mass between the celebrant and the congregation. To sing well is
to pray twice. As a concert is an uplifting experience through the attention of all, so the Mass is the time when
we give our best to God, as the community of God‟s people. Conversations can take place in times of
hospitality after Mass with a cup of tea and drinks, or before Mass.
I hope these pointers might assist you and your families as we seek to respect all when we come to Mass. It always
helps to know what to do in new, or special situations in life – we can take pride in the fact that we know how to
conduct ourselves as disciples, guests, and/or, as tourists.
Fr Rex Curry PP
WELCOME to those new to our parish. It is essential to complete a Parishioner Information Form to enable your family
to be registered with the Parish. This will also assist you should you require sacraments or a school reference for your
children at a later date. Please pick up a copy from the church entrances, or download one from our website (Please note: Registering with one of our Parish Schools is separate from registering with the Parish)
We welcome and congratulate the
following children who are to be
baptised this Sunday, 9 June:
At St Philip Neri: Victor Lee – son of Anne & Morgan;
Jasper and Race Daniel Jack Pianella – children of
Catherine & Sergei.
Also at St Philip Neri: Finn Henry and Connor William
Sargeant – children of Ronald & Linda.
At St Thomas’: Jessica Caitlin Petkovic – daughter of
Daniel & Melissa; Evie Grace Moloney – daughter of
Geoffrey & Shanelle; Alexandra Vivienne Thorne –
daughter of Nicholas & Adeline and Reece Terrence
Burgess – son of Geoff & Bianca.
Pianella who has recently participated in the
Catholicism (RCIA) Program.
We joyfully
welcome Catherine who will be received into
the Catholic Church this Sunday 9 June at St
Philip Neri (Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy
FOUND after First Holy Communion last weekend at
St Thomas‟ - item of jewellery.
Please call Fay 9958 5297.
Open before and after our weekend
Masses. Come in, you‟re welcome to browse.
As most of the Priests of the Parish will be away at the
Annual Clergy Conference, Fr Curry will celebrate
weekday Masses at:
Monday 9.15am Northbridge
Tuesday 9.00am Naremburn
Wednesday 9.15am Northbridge
Thursday 9.00am at Willoughby
Friday 9.15am at Willoughby
Saturday 9.00am Willoughby
Vinnies Winter Appeal 8-9 June
Your kindness and generosity in the
past has helped St Vincent de Paul volunteers
do something about the thousands of Australians who
are disadvantaged. As another winter approaches, we
ask again for your support. Envelopes can be found in
church foyers.
Attention St Leonard's Sunday 6pm Mass Goers!
If you are primary school aged or older please
consider committing to operating the data projector a
maximum of once a month during the 6pm Mass. It is
an easy and important role which enables everyone to
participate in singing the hymns. Thank you to the two
who have responded, we would still like three more
please. Training provided.
Please contact Katherine Pawson 0420379991,
[email protected], or speak to her
after Mass at the back of the church.
HOME ROSARY - Will be held 7.30pm on
Friday 14 June at 2 Glenmore Street, Naremburn.
CARE GROUP … Call Gail Henderson 0411 397 534 for transport, shopping, and emergency help.
PAINTING BEE – this weekend
If you are a dab hand, or not, with a
paint brush and can spare a few hours
we would appreciate your help.
We will be painting from about 9.30am on Saturday the
8th and working through the day, then on Sunday from
about 1pm and on Monday from 9.30am. If you are
available to help please contact either Geoff Gemmell
on 0410 304 073 or Nigel van Reyk on 0418 600 174. It
would be helpful to know when you are available so
we can manage the congestion in the bell tower
New packs ready for collection
Packs of Weekly Envelopes for the new financial year
are now available in the church entrances for
collection. If you have any queries, or wish to change
to credit card donation or direct debit, please do not
hesitate to contact the Parish Office 9958 8846. Thank
you for your continued support of the parish by way of
Weekly Envelope donations.
If you have brushes, rollers, rags, masking tape, wire
brushes or any other painting tools please bring them
If you have not had the chance to see inside the bell
tower here is your chance to get your own private tour.
Drawing its inspiration from the True Devotion
to Mary, the Legion of Mary has been
established in our parish for some time. You
are invited to join this prayer group which
meets in St Thomas‟ Church Hall, Willoughby
on Tuesday mornings at 10am.
For further information please contact Vinka 9417 7524
or Freda 9958 8409.
Annals Australia, initiated by Australian Missionaries of
the Sacred Heart in 1889 is in its 124 th year.
This photo of the centenary issue cover shows the MSC
Monastery, Kensington and a statue of Our Lady of the
Sacred Heart. Edited by Fr. Paul Stenhouse MSC PhD,
Annals presents a traditional Catholic view of the world
today and provides readers with an insight not
available in today‟s increasingly secular mainstream
news outlets.
Each issue presents an editorial, a media matters
segment and a review of current movies. Its main
content is a collection of essays on a wide variety of
topics – eg: The Challenge of Liberal Arts; Internet
Addiction; The European “Enlightenment” and The
Conclave and the Media.
For more info regarding subscription please contact
Barry Anderson 9882 3300.
Parent Information Evening at the University of Notre Dame - 6:00pm, Tuesday 18 June 2013 at 104 Broadway. Do you have a
son or daughter in year 10, 11 or 12? Attend the Notre Dame Parent Information Evening to find out more about the University,
talk to current students, meet academic staff and find out about our uniquely holistic admissions system.
For further information, or to RSVP, visit
All ages welcome to Reasons For Faith to enjoy a free talk in the Ron Dyer Hospitality Centre located behind St Mary's Church at
42 Ridge Street, North Sydney. Light supper will be complimentary from 7-9:30pm as part of our Cafe Fellowship. On Saturday 15
June at 7:30pm Dr. Wanda Skowronska, Psychologist & Counselor, presents a talk: 'New Age & the Occult'. How can new age
thinking and the occult mess with our minds?
Free e-book on the daily Gospel of this year 2013 - The following free e-book, entitled Son of God: The Daily Gospel Year C-1
presents the Gospel of each day of this Liturgical Year C-1 (2013), together with a reflection on each Gospel passage. It will also
serve for any C-1 Liturgical Year. The book carries the Imprimatur of Bishop Anthony Fisher OP of Parramatta. The e-book (7 mb
size) may be downloaded to one's computer or to one's e-reader, and is free of charge. The URL address to download the book
is as follows:
Wanted: Long-term Nanny for one year old boy in Willoughby. Monday and Wednesdays, 7:30am to 6:30pm starting in
mid/late July. Happy, energetic and kind non-smoker desired. Please contact Tara on 0410 69 79 89 for further details or to
express interest.
Broken Bay Bible Conference : 9-10 August, 2013 at Light of Christ Centre, Waitara. All are invited to be part of the Broken Bay
Bible Conference, with Australian biblical scholars Fr Brendan Byrne sj and Sr Michele Connolly rsj speaking on the topic “Meeting
Jesus in the Gospel of Luke”. Bishop David Walker will be joining us on Friday 9 August. This is a great opportunity to respond to
Bishop David‟s invitation to “take up the Scriptures” in 2013. This event is for all who would like to grow in understanding of how to
read the Bible more meaningfully, and to grow in faith by meeting Christ in sacred Scripture. The cost of the conference is $80 or
$40 day rate. Group discounts are also available. Further information and registration details: or Pauline
Finch 9847 0444.
Friday 26 July – St Philip Neri Hall
5-8pm Followed by catered supper.
Requirement for attendance is to have read the book
REBUILT. Copies are available from parish office.
Our facilitator will be: Kerry Brettell - Co-founder,
Director - Integroe Partners
Cantor Workshop to be held at St Thomas‟ Church, 3pm-5pm, Saturday, June 15, 2013. The NSW Branch
Committee of RSCM Australia presents The Ministry of the Cantor and Psalmist, A Workshop in Vocal Technique,
Liturgical Song Leadership and Spirituality of the Psalmist. Cost: $30 (Students & Concession, $20). Afternoon tea will
be provided. RSVP by FRIDAY June 11 - For LNS parishioners please RSVP to parish office as soon as possible so we
can advise the organisers of our group number and concession ticket price as members of the RSCM.
For further enquiries regarding the above please contact Lynda on [email protected]
A Taste For Gospel Music? ........... Parent's night out –
Gospel Jamz is an energetic Gospel music community, based in Sydney that seeks to perform Urban
Contemporary Gospel Music at the highest level. The group is blessed with some of Australia's finest musicians and
singers. We are looking to start a fun Parents‟ Gospel Choir at St Thomas and St Phillip Neri so anyone who can play
an instrument or would like to sing is invited to this fabulous dinner and show to see and hear what we can aspire
Please register your interest to [email protected] or call Blue Beat directly to organise your table
for dinner on (02) 9328 4411. Show is on Thursday 20th June at 8.30pm at Blue Beat, 16 Cross St, Double Bay. Doors
open at 7pm, Dinner 7.30pm. Check out ONLINE TICKETS: $20. DOOR TICKETS: $26.
CHILDREN’S CHOIRS for Primary School Children – Groups have been formed at both Northbridge and
Willoughby, and will sing at Mass on one Sunday in the month. These choirs are open to all children in the area
and rehearsals take place at school. Lots of interesting opportunities not only to sing, but to visit other children‟s
choirs and have social gatherings. Enq: Parish Office [email protected] or 9958 8846.
If you would like to join one of our community choirs, please contact one of our Music Ministers:
Naremburn – Anne Maree Higgins ([email protected])
Northbridge – Lynda Lee ([email protected])
Willoughby – Lisa Lewis ([email protected])
Schedule – Term 2
Mass dates: Sunday 9am June 23
Rehearsal dates: Tuesdays June 11, 18
Place: St Philip Neri Church
Time: 8:10am to 8:40am
Special end of term Choir Breakfasts!!
Liturgy Of The Word – 10th Sunday in Ord. Time, Year C
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; whom should I
dread? When those who do evil draw near, they
stumble and fall.
and stayed with him for fifteen days, I did not see any of
the other apostles; I only saw James, the brother of the
The Word of the Lord.
(R) Thanks be to God.
FIRST READING 1 Kgs 17:17-24
A reading from the first book of the Kings
Alleluia, alleluia!
A great prophet has appeared among us;
God has visited his people.
The son of the mistress of the house fell sick; his illness was
so severe that in the end he had no breath left in him.
And the woman said to Elijah, „What quarrel have you
with me, man of God? Have you come here to bring my
sins home to me and to kill my son?‟ „Give me your son‟,
he said, and taking him from her lap, carried him to the
upper room where he was staying and laid him on his
own bed. He cried out to the Lord, „Lord my God, do
you mean to bring grief to the widow who is looking after
me by killing her son?‟ He stretched himself on the child
three times and cried out to the Lord, „Lord my God,
may the soul of this child, I beg you, come into him
again!‟ The Lord heard the prayer of Elijah and the soul
of the child returned to him again and he revived. Elijah
took the child, brought him down from the upper room
into the house, and gave him to his mother. „Look‟, Elijah
said, „your son is alive.‟ And the woman replied, „Now I
know you are a man of God and the word of the Lord in
your mouth is truth itself.‟
The Word of the Lord.
(R) Thanks be to God.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM Ps 29:2. 4-6. 11-13. R. v.2
(R.) I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.
GOSPEL Lk 7:11-17
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke
Jesus went to a town called Nain, accompanied by his
disciples and a great number of people. When he was
near the gate of the town it happened that a dead
man was being carried out for burial, the only son of his
mother, and she was a widow. And a considerable
number of the townspeople were with her. When the
Lord saw her he felt sorry for her. „Do not cry,‟ he said.
Then he went up and put his hand on the bier and the
bearers stood still, and he said, „Young man, I tell you to
get up‟. And the dead man sat up and began to talk,
and Jesus gave him to his mother. Everyone was filled
with awe and praised God saying, „A great prophet has
appeared among us; God has visited his people.‟ And
this opinion of him spread throughout Judaea and all
over the countryside.
The Gospel of the Lord.
(R) Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Ps 102:1-4. 8. 10. 12-13. R. v.8
(R.) The Lord is kind and merciful.
The Lord is kind and merciful.
Please take this bulletin home with you today and
reflect on the word of God during the week.
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Galatians
The Good News I preached is not a human message
that I was given by men, it is something that I learnt only
through a revelation of Jesus Christ. You must have
heard of my career as a practising Jew, how merciless I
was in persecuting the Church of God, how much
damage I did to it, how I stood out among other Jews of
my generation, and how enthusiastic I was for the
traditions of my ancestors.
Then God, who had specially chosen me while I was still
in my mother‟s womb, called me through his grace and
chose to reveal his Son in me, so that I might preach the
Good News about him to the pagans. I did not stop to
discuss this with any human being, nor did I go up to
Jerusalem to see those who were already apostles
before me, but I went off to Arabia at once and later
went straight back from there to Damascus. Even when
after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas
2 Cor 1:1-7; Mt 5:1-12
St Barnabas
Acts 11:21-26, 13:1-3; (Mt 10:7-13)
2 Cor 3:4-11; Mt 5:17-19
St Anthony of Padua
2 Cor 3:15-4:1, 3-6; Mt 5:20-26
2 Cor 4:7-15; Mt 5:27-32
2 Cor 5:14-21; Mt 5:33-37
© The scriptural quotations are taken from the Lectionary for Mass, Copyright © 1970, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2001 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; All rights reserved.
The English translation of the Psalm Responses, the Alleluia and Gospel Verses, and the Lenten Gospel Acclamations, and the Titles, Summaries, and Conclusion of
the Readings, from the Lectionary for Mass © 1997, 1981, 1968, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.
What’s Happening in our Parish
Public Holiday - Office Closed
8.10a m - 8.40a m Chi l dren's Choi r Rehea rs a l
St Phi l i p Neri Church
10.00a m
Legi on of Ma ry Ga theri ng
St Thoma s ' Church Ha l l
Ma s s
BUPA Nurs i ng Home, Wi l l oughby
Ba pti s m Prepa ra ti on
St Thoma s ' Church Ha l l
Gos pel Refl ecti on
Pa ri s h Offi ce Meeti ng Room
13-Jun 6.00pm - 8.00pm Bel l ri ngi ng Pra cti ce
St Leona rd's Church
10.00a m
Bi bl e Sha ri ng
Pa ri s h Offi ce Meeti ng Room
Sa t
RSCM Works hop for Ca ntors
St Thoma s ' Church & Ha l l
Croa ti a n Pra yer Group
St Thoma s ' Church
7.00pm - 8.00pm Chri s ti a n Medi ta ti on
Pa ri s h Offi ce Meeti ng Room
8.10a m - 8.40a m Chi l dren's Choi r Rehea rs a l
St Phi l i p Neri Church
10.00a m
Legi on of Ma ry Ga theri ng
St Thoma s ' Church Ha l l
Ma s s
Elizabeth Lodge Nursing Home, Wlby
Ba pti s m Prepa ra ti on
St Thoma s ' Church Ha l l
Gos pel Refl ecti on
Pa ri s h Offi ce Meeti ng Room
10.00a m
Over 50's Bus Tri p
St Thoma s ' Church
6.00pm - 8.00pm Bel l ri ngi ng Pra cti ce
10.00a m
St Leona rd's Church
Bi bl e Sha ri ng
Pa ri s h Offi ce Meeti ng Room
Regular Weekly Parish Events are now listed separately under our Mass times on the following page.
Parish Rosters
15-16 June
Week 3
St Leonard’s
Fr Rex
Fr Joshua
Fr Joshua
H La very
Fr Jaison
S Al der
Fr Jaison
S Moroney
D Turner
M Conca nnon
L Turner
Fr Joshua
A Fox
Fr Rex
F Federi co
J McNa ma ra
S Gra y
J Ga bri el l i
Y Ba rtel s
J Ma gi l l
Fr Rex
N Al wi s
C Ra y
L Coroneos
J Furta do
M Cunneen
S Wa l l
V Mi zzi
V Ta nudji
T Turner
C Horne
D Al wi s
S Monk
I Reefma n
the Ba nd
Choi r
R Jorda n
M Ha rri s
R Aung-Thein F Chri s ti a nto
R Aung-Thein
Proclaim ers
St Thom as’
St Philip Neri
B Dunne
D Hea l y
R Pa yne
A Ma zzi tel l i M Fa ri nel l i
A Connors
M Abu-Al i N Ca rra gher
D Ma ndori no M Wood
A Betke
M Ka mper
C McCa nn
L Ga rrett
Min of Com m .
L Ci a gl i a
Choi r
R Pa yne
M Dhi ra ni
M O'Lea ry
T Ti ms
Com m union
J Brya nt
J Furta do
B McNa l l y
V Goodma n
P Moroney
M Fi s k
S Moroney
J Ma hony
J Horne
L Turner
C Conca nnon
J La ws on
M Postiglione
I Di Sa nto
Morning Tea
R Gra ha m
Y Ba rtel s
M Sta ck
L Hurrel
K Kennedy
D Federi co
D Oxenha m
H Duczma l
K Jenki ns
B York
M Fitzgerald
M Gortl ey
F Dra yton
R Rei l l y
M Ha rri s
L Ga rrett
Please remember in your prayers the following:
RECENTLY DECEASED: Thomas Dillon; Fran Gaynor
ANNIVERSARIES: Bob Holt; Carlos Torres; Louise Woodhill; Joe Tobia
OTHERS: Margaret Hurrell; Maria Palise; Maria Nguyen & Peter Thanh; Betty Craig; Michele Vaccarella; Norman Newnan;
Ruby McKendrick; Edward William Sherlock; Andrew Repko; Patrick Raymond McGuinness; Margaret Lorna Anderson; Patricia
Burke; Joan Baker; Bernice Vercoe
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: Anna Maria Ciko; Maria Signorelli; Bill Morrison; Janet Healy; Catherine Alcock; Dame
Monica Gallagher; Sarkis Koura; Alex Scott; Benson Lee; Bernard Neeson; Rod Thomson; Virginia Cameron; Gabrielle
Tesoriero; Simon Gortley; Marina Kelso; Lina Pollofone; Betty Beith; Jane James; Fr Jack Robson
Names submitted will remain on the sick list for a time.
Weekend Mass:
RNS Chapel:
Sun 8:00am
Sun 10:30am
Sun 6:00pm
Sat 6:00pm
Sun 9:00am
Sat 6:00pm
Sun 7:30am
Sun 9:30am
Fri 7:30pm
1st Saturday of the month
Sat 5:30pm
Sat 5:00pm
Mon 9:15am
Wed 9:15am
Mon 9:00am
Tue 9:00am
Wed 9:00am
Thur 9:00am
(except 1st Thursday of the month)
Fri 9:15am
Sat 9:00am
RNS Chapel:
1st Friday of the month
PNG Chinese Mass:
Sat 7:30pm
Tues 9.00am
Thur 9:00am
(Communion Service)
Sun 4:00pm
Maronite Catholic Mass:
Sat 6:00pm
Italian Mass:
Weekday Mass:
Wed 1:00pm
Thur 1:00pm
Fri 1:00pm
Contact office for appointment
4th Sunday of the month
2nd Sunday of the month
2nd & 4th Sundays of the month
Baptism Preparation Evenings:
Willoughby: 7.30pm in Church Hall
2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Adult Baptism: Contact office
Contact office
at least 6 months prior.
Mass with Anointing
of the Sick:
Children’s Baptism:
Thur 10:00am
1st Thursday of the month
Contact office
Exposition & Benediction:
1st Saturday after
9:00am Mass until Benediction at
Weekly Parish Events
7.00pm Rosary @ Home / 22 Hollywood Cres, Wlby
7.00pm Christian Meditation / Parish Office
7.00pm Gospel Reflection / Parish Office
10.00am Legion of Mary / St Thomas‟ Hall
7.15pm The Cenacle Rosary / St Thomas‟ Hall
8.00pm Catholic Charismatic Prayer Mtg / St Thomas‟ Hall
6.00pm Bellringing Practice / St Leonard‟s Church
3.00pm Croatian Prayer Group / St Thomas‟ Church 10.00am Bible Sharing / Parish Office
5.30pm Young Adults Rosary / St Leonard‟s Church
5.15pm Young Adults Rosary / St Leonard‟s Church
(3rd Sunday of the month earlier time)
7.15pm Young Adults Group (18-35) St Leonard‟s Hall