St Brigid’s Marrickville In the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia One Family, Alive in Christ Est 1886. Under the Pastoral Care of the Passionists since 1887 392 Marrickville Rd (PO Box 237), Marrickville NSW 2204 Tel: 02 8577 5670 Fax: 02 8577 5679 Email: [email protected] Web: www.stbrigid.org.au FaceBook: St Brigid’s Marrickville Parish Priest: Fr John Pearce CP ([email protected]) Associates: Fr Peter Gardiner CP ([email protected]) Sr Elena Daton CP ([email protected]) Parish Secretary: Ms Terrey Trethowan (9.30am - 4pm) We stand at the Crossroads of life for many people For All the Saints & Holy Souls Table Talks, St Brigid’s & Sydney Alliance In the beginning of Sydney Alliance, it looked like another one of those “justice” actions to add to our bucket list. As time went on, we found it trained us training in community organising, ways to engage better as parishioners with one another, to and build a more connected society. It was a tool to help us be a “Church in the Modern World” as the Vatican Council documents encouraged us to be. We have been part of the Archdiocese of Sydney’s engagement with Sydney Alliance from the beginning, at the request of the Archdiocese Justice and Peace Office. Cardinal Pell in Sydney and Bishop Anthony in Parramatta have financially supported it. What is Sydney Alliance? The Sydney Alliance is a diverse coalition of community organisations, religious organisations, unions and schools that uses the tools of community organising to make the city a better place to live. The idea of building a Sydney Alliance was first raised in May 2007, and by November that same year was financially supported by 13 organisations. The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney was one of these. The Alliance launched with 45 partner organisations on 15 September 2011. St Brigid’s was there. The Alliance has three goals. We work with our partner organisations to: Leadership: Increase and strengthen the leadership capacity of their members, their leaders, and staff. Relationships: Deepen the relationships across civil society by strength- ening the relationships between our partner organisations. Action: Act for the ‘Common Good’. Why is St Brigid’s Involved? Because we were asked to and because we said yes. St Brigid’s has a long history of involvement in social justice, and of parishioners involved in political engagement at Local, State and National levels. And, because training and practice helps us to build better relationships and to be a Church that grows and reaches out to the market place. Who Are our Partners? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Some partner organisations: Arab Council of NSW Baptist Union of NSW Cancer Council NSW CatholicCare Catholic Dioceses of Sydney, Broken Bay & Parramatta; C Climate Change Action Network Granville Boys High School Inner South West Community Development Organisation Metro Migrant Resource Centre Muslim Women’s Assoc NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Settlement Services International Unions: Rail Tram & Bus; CFMEU; NSW Nurses & Midwives; United Voice UnitingCare; CatholicCare; Uniting Church Synod of NSW & ACT Our Three Campaigns: Transport: Remove Airport link access fee; Create an M4 Park & Ride at Olympic Park; make train stations accessible, the greater the need for better transport. Housing: Needs to be more affordable; make easier for first home buyers. A Story from St Brigid’s re Housing in Marrickville Can you still afford to live in Marrickville? Some of our parishioners can’t. We have had a big turnover of parishioners who can’t afford the rent, in particular new arrivals from overseas. They have moved west. One of our choir members had to move west due to high rent increases. After 3 temporary homes, they now live in Macquarie Fields, disconnected from their spiritual home and friends. Table Talks Like all other member organisations, we are inviting our members (parishioners) to join us today at table and share stories they have of these. At this time we can add other issues that Sydney Alliance members can take up collectively. Working Start: the need for more apprenticeships to get our young people into work. Newsletter No. 44. 1/2 November 2014 (See over) Programme: St Brigid’s Table Talks Come to the Table: Today after Mass, join others at a table. Depending on the weather, it will be in front of the Church or in Shrublands. Choose a Note Taker. Hand notes back to one of Leaders, so we can collate responses. The Three Issues & Our Stories our Response: Jobs, Transport, Housing. What are our and stories around one or more of these? What other issues we you feel the next State Government needs to address to make Sydney more liveable? Why are these issues important for us? Volunteers: Let us know if you would like to host a Table Talk at home before the end of November with neighbours, family or friends. Let us know if you want to help move these actions forward. Follow Up: We hope to have a Parish Assembly around these issues and more. Last week there were District Assemblies of member organisations in Parramatta District & the Northern Beaches District. Last month it as in St Geroge & Sutherland District. There will be an Inner West District Meeting at a date to be advised. You will be invited to be part of this. St Brigid’s continues to be a leader for a better way forward Parish News & Information Passionist Outreach Frs John & Peter, at St Brigid’s Frs Phil & Michael, at Bossley Park Fr Lex, weddings. CHANGE OF DATE Nov 1-2: Table Talks We have rescheduled the Table Talks to this weekend. Please join a table after mass and share your stories on the identified needs for Sydney of Transport Access, Affordable Housing and More Jobs for Youth. Handout sheet available. November Mass Intentions Envelopes available at back of the Church. Masses celebrated during November and names presented at the memorial mass on Nov 26. Hand in on a collection plate or to one of the Parish Staff. Nov 5: CanCare Our CanCare group is a support group for anyone living with or who has survived cancer. It’s in Parish Centre Meeting Room at 1.30pm Nov 8-9: Charitable Works Fund Appeal Envelopes available for next weeks appeal to support Diocesan agencies to serve us. Nov 12: Installation of Archbishop Anthony Fisher Nov 28: St Brigid’s School: Celebration of Cultures at St Mary’s Cathedral 7pm Sung Vespers. 7.30pm Mass In the grounds of St Brigid’s School from late afternoon with great food for sale before the entertainment. Nov 13: Reconciliation Service Celebrating together: first Reconciliation with children; Pre-Advent Reconciliation Service for the Parish. Before the year ends, let’s stop, reflect, confess & receive the Sacrament. Everyone is welcome. Please come, even if you haven't been for years. Nov 20: Mass of Thanksgiving for 150 Anniversary of the Death of Fr John Therry @ St Mary’s Cathedral @ 5.30pm CHANGE OF DATE Dec 6: Boarding Houses Christmas Party It’s on again in Shrublands Hall, 12-2pm. Christmas gifts will be requested, and volunteers. It’s a great outreach organised by Margaret Huuskes, Carole & Michael Price. More information next weekend. Dec 13: Peace on Earth: Community Carols Carols @ St Brigid’s are on Nov: 26 Memorial Mass for all again. We expect a bigger crowd after last year’s successful night. Marwho have died this year. We give thanks for our loved ones who have died this year. Please submit all names and an electronic photo by email to the Parish Office before 9am Monday. On the night as names are read, please place a flower on the altar rail. At then end of Mass, these are gathered and placed in vases. rickville Council gave us a grant of $700 (down on $2,000 last year). Our costs are covered mostly by sale of food and drinks. This year we will have to ask for donations on the night to cover the shortfall in funding. John Jacobs from Casimir will be the MC and Programme Director. Maria Barlow & the Cultural Committee are co-ordinating food stalls and drinks. Information Directory CatholicCare Family Help Line 1300 1300 52 St Brigid’s Primary School 9558 6926 Casimir Catholic College 9558 2888 Catholic Church Marriage Tribunal 9390 5120 Baptisms Preparation: 1st Sundays 10am Presentation: 2nd Sunday Masses Baptisms: 3rd & 4th Sundays 12pm or at Masses Marriages Preferably 6 months notice Contact: Parish Secretary Liturgical Timetable Mon—Fri: Masses: 6.45 am, 9.00 am; Wednesday 7.00 pm Eucharistic Adoration: 7.15-8.45am. Benediction: 8.45am Public Hols: Mass 9.00am Saturday: Mass 7.30 am; Reconciliation 9-10 am; Marriages 10-3 pm; Reconciliation 4-4.45 pm; Mass: 5 pm; & 6.30 pm (Vietnamese) Sunday: Mass at 7.30 am, 9 am, 10 .30am (multilingual); 4.30pm (Viet); 6pm Ministry of Care & Support to Aged and Infirm Mass is celebrated monthly in all the Nursing Homes in Marrickville. Communion is taken to sick residents in Nursing Homes & in their homes on a weekly basis, either by Ministers of Care or family members. Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered after Masses on First Fridays, and at the 10am Italian mass on 4th Fridays. Also available on request and recommended before attending hospital for major surgery. We Remember Recently Deceased: Pastoral Ministry Contacts: Anniversaries: Victoriano Sapong; Sr Mary Canisius Lussick RSM; Vincent Dinh Tu Vu; Wilson Adult Sacraments Sr Elena Ojeda; John McInerney; Felicisima Caringal; John Francis Entriken; Garnet Braybrook; Maureen CanCare Fr John, Jenny, Maree Pearce; Laurence Belle; Giuseppe Anastasi. Care of Sick & Aged Sr Elena Recently Ill: Teresa Mazzeo CCD in State Schools Sue King Children’s Sacraments Fr John Cultural C’tee Maria Barlow-Sawaszenko Ecumenical & Interfaith John McGrath Parish Collections Mass Texts: All Souls Sr Pat Bowthorpe FMM Family Groups Carole Price First Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9 Counters: This week (3/11) Jim/ Finance Council Michael Curran Response: The Lord is my light and my Lalo/Maree Justice & Peace Fr Peter, Peter Jennings help Counters: Next Week (10/11) Liturgical Ministries Fr John, Sr Elena Second Reading: Romans 5: 5-11 Jim’s Team Men’s Club: Arthur Kassis, John Skinner, Gospel: Matthew 11: 25-30 Mick Ward 18/19 October Intercession Response: Pastoral Council John Skinner, Paige Bullen 1st (Passionists): $ 2,120 Lord graciously hear us PPC Committees: 2nd (Parish): $ 4,949 - Communication/Engagement: Cash & Envelopes: $ 3,666 Mass Texts: Sunday 32 - Infrastructure: John Skinner Credit Cards: $ 1,283 First Reading: - Nurturing Liturgy: Paige Bullen Response: - Social Justice: Peter Jennings 18/19 October Second Reading: - Spiritual Growth: 1st (Passionists): $ 1,720 Gospel: - Strong Community: Michael Ward 2nd (Parish): $ 4,621 Intercessions Response: Lord graciously hear us Sunday Mass Ministries: Lectors/Commentators 1/2 November 5 pm Sat 8/9 November Sunday 30 & All Souls Communion Ministers 1/2 November 8/9 November Altar Servers 1/2 November 8/9 November Karen Whitby Robert Whitby Paul Cloran Leila Walsh Liz Buchel Kalala Sakopo Carmel Cloran Leila Walsh Michael Price Carole Price Jo Young Paul Hurst M Dos Santos Jack Houssarini Susie Houssarini William Metlej Liz Carnabuci Leon Tupola Gary Tupola Visesio Siasau Joseph Kula Alicya Young Leon Tupola Gary Tupola Visesio Siasau Joseph Kula Alicya Young Janice Schubach Marg Barrett Maree Doyle Carolan Ibbotson Mary Entriken Maree Doyle Michael Dillon John Freeman Teresa James Michael Dillon Michael Dillon Michael Dillon 9 am Sun Pedro Moreira Diane Moreira Trish Ferguson Christina Day Sue King Peter Jennings Kath Walton Frank Cowell Francis Seufale Sue King Christina Day Judith Flett Frank Wassef Pedro Moreira Diane Moreira Antoinette Grigg Malia Amatuanai Trish Ferguson Xavier Rego Naomi Rego Natasha Rego Olivia Moreira Ivy Bullen Fergus Bullen Theodore Bullen Michael Moreira Claude Walton Louis Walton Jacqueline Flett Nicholas Sourlas 10.30 am Sun Ant Naticchia Maria Barlow Adrienne Harverson Bernadette Yammine Alfred Schiavo Maria Barlow Ant Naticchia Alb Naticchia Mely Siasat Ever Landero Fiona & Jessica Paul Angie Chiapoco Elvie Chiapoco Rosa Travia Alfred Schiavo Kalala Sakopo Albert Naticchia Anthony Naticchia John Dorrington Geoffrey Lean Aldrick De Vera Alfred De Vera William Crocombe James Poonan 6 pm Sun Arthur Kassis Dominic Manansala Jacquei Hicks Michael McGrath Thomas Hill Alycia Nasic Pei-Pei Coa Jackie Kassis Arthur Kassis Jackie Kassis Noelene Fernandez Violette Kozme Maria & Catrina Fuller Tony Hayek John Collins Tony Hayek John Collins 7.30am Sun Parish Calendar 2014 & Coming Events November 1 Nov 1-2 Nov 5 Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov 7-9 Nov MoVember Project starts All Souls Day Masses CanCare Group (1.30pm) Family Group Leaders (7.30pm) Reconciliation Reflection Day St Brigid’s School Father’s/Kids Camp 8-9 Nov 12 Nov 11 Nov Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Sharing a Passionist Spirituality (7.30pm) Installation of Archbishop Anthony Fisher in St Mary’s Cathedral (7.30pm) Celebration of Reconciliation (7pm) Children & Parish 13 Nov 15-16 Nov 33rd Sunday of the Year 19 Nov Justice & Peace Archdiocesan Co-ordination Team ( 6.45pm) 21 Nov Berne School Graduation 22 Nov Set Up Crib 22-23 Nov Feast of Christ the King Parish News & Info (con) December Guest Speaker Fr Jacques Philippe of the Community of the Beatitudes in France will be speaking at various events in Sydney on Dec 5-11, including Retreat Days, Youth Catechesis and a public talk. For specific details visit www.vocationcentre.org.au/jp or call 9307 8422 Dec 20: Kids Choir to Visit Nursing Homes Parents who would like their children to be involved in this and Christmas Masses for Children, please connect with Sr Elena, or supply details on a clip board at back of the Church. Marrickville on Face Book2020 Local FaceBook pages are Marrickville 2020 and Nabo Australia are work looking at. St Brigid’s Marrickville. Has been complimented by the Archdiocese Communications Office for our FaceBook page. Adult Sacraments (RCIA) Do you know of Catholic adults who have not completed Christian Initiation, still to be Confirmed? Why not suggest they speak with Sr Elena about being Last Sunday’s Harmony Day Walk A small but enthusiastic group from the Marrickville Multifaith Roundtable did the Harmony Day Walk last Sunday; included were Jim Yeo & Fr John, an members of the Inner West Jewish Community, Church of Christ Marrickville & Balmain Uniting Church. It was an easy walk around the Cathedral Block, and time to meet and chat with others who desire true peace ion earth between our religious and non religious people. Catholic Communications Sydney have complimented St Brigid’s on our Parish use of FaceBook, and republished this item.
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