St Bernard’s Parish, Botany Phone: (02) 9316 8303 Fax: (02) 9666 7676 Parish Priest: Fr. Abraham Tharappel Augusthy Parish Secretary: Margaret Liew Entrance Antiphon: When he calls on me, I will answer him; I will deliver him and give him glory, I will grant him length of days. St Bernard Primary School: Principal: Mrs Rosemary De Bono Asst. Principal: Mrs Maree Couani REC: Mrs Diane Cowan Phone: (02) 9666 4560 Fax: (02) 9316 7239 Theme: The Gospel reflection on the temptation of Christ in the wilderness is closely connected with the temptations that confront every one of us in our daily lives. We need to make Christ-like effort to resist temptation and to overcome it. The Lenten Season reminds us of the need for spiritual renewal through prayer, fasting and alms giving. Let us make an effort to live ‘on every word that comes from the mouth of God’. WHS & Working with Children Check: Claire Pirola 0417 235 447 Sunday Mass Times Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm Sunday: 7:00am and 9:00am Kid’s Church Sunday 9:00 am during School days Croatian Mass: Sun 11:00am Weekday Masses Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat: 9:00 am Tuesday: 7:00 pm Mass and Novena Baptism: By appointment On Sundays at 10:15 am Reconciliation: Saturdays 9:30 am – 10:00 am Marriage: By appointment (six months notice) Charismatic Prayer Group Fridays 1.15pm to 2.45pm Divine Mercy Prayers & Benediction Fridays 6:30pm St Vincent de Paul Soc Meetings 1st Weds of the month 6pm presbytery Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving 4 Ramsgate Street, Botany, NSW 2019 Office Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm Internet: www.stbernards-botany.org.au Email: [email protected] Communion Antiphon: One does not live on bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Kids Church: Parents and Carers, do you want to be a leader or helper at Kids Church? Volunteers and helpers are needed. No prior experience needed. Contact Maria Zizic [email protected] Charismatic Prayer Group incorporating the Lenten program; on Fridays from 1.15pm to 2.45pm in the church. 40 Days for Life (18 Feb to 29 Mar 2015) To support the profound inherent and equal dignity of every human life, beginning with the precious child in the womb. Join 40 Days for Life Sydney at the daily prayer vigils 6am to 8pm outside the abortion facility, Preterm on the corner of Elizabeth St and Randle St, Surry Hills. Contact Michael 0418 266 724. Project Compassion envelopes and boxes are available at the back of the church. Your donations can be handed to the parish during Lent, or on Holy Thursday. First Sunday of Lent 2015 Flowers and Candle offering Thanks to Joan Butler for the flowers; and Barbara Gallacher & Maureen Burnett for the candles for this Sunday. Let us keep them in our prayers and pray for their intentions. Season of Lent The Church invites us to spiritual renewal through Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving. Let us try to be faithful to our baptismal promises. Stations of the Cross On Fridays of Lent at 6.30pm followed by Divine Mercy prayers and Benediction. Lenten observance of abstinence from meat on Friday is recommended to be observed on all Fridays of the year. Pledge for Flowers and Candle Offering: We request for someone to offer flowers for next weekend 1st March. Pledges are also needed for 12th Apr, 14th Jun, 28th Jun. Flowers offering may also be pledged for 8th March. Open Day at the OLSH College Kensington. On Tues 10th March, Year 4 & 5 girls from our feeder schools and parishes are invited to spend the day with us. The College will be open to the public between 10:30am and 2:30pm. 'Parent Information Evening' in the College Hartzer Hall on Mon 9th Mar from 7pm to 8:30pm. The Principal will give an overview of the College and be available to speak to parents after the meeting. Catholic Weekly pulpit points • Libyan slaughter: Pope mourns… • Layman, cleric will replace chancellor retiring Let us Pray 1.Mass Intentions of the Parishioners: 2. Sick: Bishop Geoff Robinson, Bessie Knox, Carol Mason, Nance Vild, Jamie B. Gorospe, Harold Adams, Nadino Zdravlj, Patricia Tabone, Juliana Roz, Denise Woolfe, Giufre Samatha, Helen Hoareau, Roch Amesbury, Sam Borg, Erlinda Cachuela, Isabella Foley, Sally Padre, Lydia & Marjorie Rodenas, Remy Serafine, Rebecca Soriano, Susan Austin & Wanda, Eletheria Zorbas, and all the sick in the parish. 3. Recently Deceased: 4. Anniversary: Lionel Heaton, Reginald & Aileen Gomes. 5. Others: Giovanna Musumeci, Bartolomeo Tesoriero, Giovanni Tesoriero, Giovanni Follone, Lorenza & Paul Azzopardi, Rita & Emmanuel Bajo. ROSTERS FOR NEXT WEEK Sat 28 Feb/ Sun 1 Mar, 2015 Second Sunday of Lent -Year B Sat 28 Feb: VIGIL MASS Readers: Mariella & Rebecca Dever Special Minister: Jenny Muscat/Joan Butler Acolyte: Maureen Burnett Sun 1 Mar: SUNDAY 7.00 AM Readers: Snelling Family Special Minister: Lourdes Scott Acolyte: Victor Lucas Sun 1 Mar: SUNDAY 9.00 am Readers: Botany Youth Group Special Minister: Megan Irwin/Maria Zizic Acolyte: Albert Nera Altar Society: Group: 4 Counters: 2 Flowers Offering: Donor needed.
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