St Bernard’s Parish, Botany Phone: (02) 9316 8303 Fax: (02) 9666 7676 4 Ramsgate Street, Botany, NSW 2019 Office Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm Internet: www.stbernards-botany.org.au Email: [email protected] Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving Second Sunday of Lent 2015 Parish Priest: Fr. Abraham Tharappel Augusthy Parish Secretary: Margaret Liew Entrance Antiphon: Of you my heart has spoken: Seek his face. It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me. 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: At Mount Tabor, in his transfiguration, Jesus shows that he is the Son of God. Jesus reveals his glory to the apostles before they experience his crucifixion. Christ’s crucifixion was a humiliation. Because of the experience at Mount Tabor, the apostles could believe Jesus was everything he told them. The transfiguration experience motivated them to witness Christ in their daily lives. God reveals Christ to us in today’s gospel; “This is my Son whom I have chosen. Listen to Him.” Let us believe and reflect on God’s word. 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 Communion Antiphon: This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well please; listen to him. Sacrament of the First Eucharist On Sunday 13th September for St Bernard Primary School. On Sunday 22nd November for Catholic students in public schools. Contact the school catechist or Cathie Bossini [email protected] or parish office 9316 8303. Sacrament Confirmation Bishop Terry Brady will administer the sacrament of Confirmation at St Bernard on Sunday 31st May at 5.30pm Mass 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. Flowers and Candle offering We thank Kate Thornton and Andrew Ling & family and for the flowers for this week. Let us pray for their intentions. Kate would like us to pray for the Year 12 students; that they may learn wisely and retain their knowledge. Season of Lent During Lent the Church invites us towards spiritual renewal through Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving. Let us also 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: Flowers offering pledge needed for next week. Pledges are also needed for 12th Apr, 14th Jun, 28th Jun. 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. Open Day 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. College open from 10:30am to 2:30pm. 'Parent Information Evening' in the College Hartzer Hall on Mon 9th Mar from 7pm to 8:30pm. Principal will give an overview of the college and will be available to speak to parents after the meeting. 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: Ferdinando Pantano, Erich Fiala, Jane Farrugia. 5. Others: ROSTERS FOR NEXT WEEK Sat 7th / Sun 8th Mar, 2015 Third Sunday of Lent -Year B Sat 7 Mar: VIGIL MASS Readers: Nancy Cowan/Mona Laporte Special Minister: Veronica R/Kathy Smyth Acolyte: Jim McFall Sun 8 Mar: SUNDAY 7.00 AM Readers: Jack & Kate Thornton Special Minister: Kate Thornton Acolyte: Socorro Lucas Sun 8 Mar: SUNDAY 9.00 am Readers: Fabian & Maria Heaton Special Minister: Theresa F/Pauline Quealy Acolyte: Tony S. Castillo Altar Society: Group: 1 Counters: 3 Candles Offering: Mary Spowart St Vincent de Paul Meeting on Wednesday 4th March at 6pm in presbytery.
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