150308-3rd Sunday in Lent - Catholic Parish of Mary Immaculate

Striving to be a “Loving, Caring, Christian Community”
Catholic Parish
of Mary Immaculate, Bossley Park
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Striving to be “A Loving, Caring, Christian Community”
Vol. 39 No.15
3rd Sunday in Lent/B
8th March 2015
PARISH STAFF
Rev. Sebastian Savarimuthu, Parish Priest ……………[email protected]
Rev. Deacon Paul Naggar
PRIESTS' HOUSE
110 Mimosa Road, Bossley Park NSW 2176
Tel: 9604 8927/9729 4005 ..............................................Fax: 9729 2128
[email protected]
Web: www.mibp.org.au
PARISH SECRETARY & SACRAMENTS
Mrs Maria Cabiling[email protected]mibp.org.au
Office Hours: Monday - Friday .................................................9.30am-4pm
SACRAMENTS & LITURGY OFFICE
Tel:9609 6087
Teresa & Nadia, Sacramental Coordinators……Fridays 10am-3pm
………………………………………[email protected]
Rita Cordina, Music & Liturgy……………. [email protected]
Tues 10am-3pm Wed 9am-3pm & Thurs 9am-12pm
FILIPINO CHAPLAIN
Rev. Nards Mercene, Filipino Chaplain……………[email protected]
Resides next to the Priests' House.
Tel: 9604 5512
Fax: 9604 5380
ITALIAN CHAPLAIN
Scalabrini Fathers
230 Humphries Rd, Bonnyrigg 2177 Tel: 9610 1025
MARY IMMACULATE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Corner Mimosa & Restwell Roads, Bossley Park
Tel: 9604 3877 Fax: 9609 4988
Mr John Barton, Principal
SUNDAY MASSES
Vigil Saturday
Sunday
6:00 pm
8:00 am
10 am
6:00 pm
On the second Sunday of each month, at 11.00am, a Mass is celebrated in
Tagalog, the Filipino language.
WEEKDAY MASSES
Gospel John 2:13-25
Watch out for Jesus in today's gospel! He has come
up to the temple at Passover time and he is very
angry about what he sees there. So he brandishes a
whip to drive the money-changers and sacrificial
animals out of the temple. "Stop turning my Father's
house into a marketplace!" he says with frightening
authority. His disciples attribute his emotional
outburst to zeal or intense passion for the house of
God.
When the Jews ask him for a sign of his authority,
Jesus speaks of the temple of his body. He prophesies
that if they destroy this temple, he will raise it up in
three days. They do not understand that he is
speaking of his crucifixion and resurrection.
Does the fiery anger of Jesus surprise you? Why or
why not? Are there times when it is right to express
justified anger? How do you think believers should
show love and respect for God's house?
We thank Rossi family for donating the photos with
frames of the Pope & Archbishop in the foyer.
Tuesday – Friday, 9am
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturdays between 5pm and 5.30pm or after any weekday Mass or by
appointment.
HOSPITAL CALL : Fairfield Parish 0439 615659
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Saturday, 4.30pm—5.30pm
BAPTISMS: By appointment. On weekends of 1st and 3rd Sundays of the
month.
MARRIAGES: By appointment at least 6 months notice.
LITURGY OF THE WORD
3rd Sunday of Lent
1st Reading: Ex 20:1-17
Responsorial Psalm:
Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.
2nd Reading: Cor 1:22-25
Gospel : Jn 2:13-25
Next Weekend: 4th Sunday of Lent
Readings: Chro36:14-16,19-23, Eph2:4-10; Jn3:14-21
Fr Sebastian Savarimuthu
LENT
Abstinence from meat, and fasting, are to be observed on
Good Friday. All who have completed their eighteenth year and
have not begun their sixtieth year are bound to fast. All who
have completed their fourteenth year are bound to abstain.
(Canon Law).
During Lent, Penance can be fulfilled through:
Prayer – Mass, family prayer, reading the Bible, Stations of
the Cross, praying the Rosary.
Self Denial – Not eating meat, not eating sweets, desserts,
giving up entertainment to spend time with the family,
limit food and drink so as to give to the poor.
Helping others (almsgiving) – Contributing to Project Compassion, helping the poor, sick or elderly & lonely..
Catholic Parish of Mary Immaculate, Bossley Park
Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is
open to anyone who is interested in
learning more about the faith and guide
them to know God’s forgiveness and healing grace.
Parish Diary
Monday
9th March
Catholic Schools Week
9.00am Communion Service
10am
Mass -Italian
Charismatic Grp
7.30pm Choir
Tuesday
10th March
9.00am Mass
6.00pm Legion
7.30pm Italian Charismatic Grp
7.30pm Liturgy Mtg.
Wednesday
11th March
9.00am
9.30am
7.30pm
Thursday
12th March
9.00am Mass
9.45am Mission-Catholic Guy
7.30pm Mission-Catholic Guy
Friday
13th March
9.00am
9.45am
6pm
7pm
7.30pm
8pm
Saturday
14th March
4.30pm Adoration
5.00pm Reconciliation
6pm
Vigil MassFHC Rite of Acceptance
Please pray for our catechumens Nadia, Alan and
Dean in their journey to become Catholics.
For further information to know more about the Catholic faith, please contact the RCIA team :
RCIA team c/o Parish Secretary,
Mary Immaculate Parish, Bossley Park
On 02 9604 8927
Or by Email: [email protected]
We pray for...
Our sick: Dana Hrkac, Lauren K, Amy Elizes, Juan Nail,
Nora De Jesus, Fares Zaranett, Niko Marasovic, Grace
Bartholomew, Benedetta Russo, Fares Zaraneh, Frank &
Salvina Camallieri, Denis, Iris Hanlon, Nena Sta Maria, Emily
Novak, Bruno Di Leo, Paul Habbard, Valerio Collet, Flery
Rael, Danny O’Connell, Eric Palmero, Mary Mahony,
Bernie Bond, Nediljko Terkes, Ante Marasovic (Names will
be removed from the sick list after 3 months unless Parish
Office is notified otherwise).
Please keep in your prayers the soul of the recently
deceased: Francesco Mesiti, Virginio Gobbo– Italia, Mick
Comensoli, Ramona Beech, Antonio Barone, Olimpia Rosa
Agostino, Natalizia Mercuri (in Simonato Italy), Vincenza
Deellartin, Celia Magtoto Dedoroy, Frank, Andelko Lozina,
Aida Atal Chur, Donald Cully, Saayde Shahen, Padre
Antonino Sernagiotto (Italy) And those whose
anniversaries occur at this time: James & Hazel Vertley,
Augusto Ballarin, Giovanni Gava other deceased including:
Francesco Papalia, Shelfon Vincent, Jose de Alveu, Carmen
Perez, Rosa & Carmelo Oliveri, Saaede Shaahen, Bruno
Viler, Giuseppe Panuccio, Jose Ch Perez, Conor Dinan,
Catherine Viler Dalnawaz, Rosa Marando, Carmen Clarete,
Manea-Melosso Lucia, Anthony Cardona, Maria Pisano,
Frank & Joe Debono, Joseph Fenech, Tom Anderson, Luigia
& Giulio Baseggio, Mario Manea, Silvano & Angelo Zadro,
Antonio (Tony) Lucci and Tullio Lucci, Marcello & Angela
Seraglio, all deceased Seraglio, Mario family & Beniamino
Fuser family, Marcello Soligo, Guido Pontello family & Holy
souls in Purgatory. May they rest in peace.
Pilgrimage with Fr Sebastian
to Turkey/Greece/Malta/Holy Land
Departure : 10th May-4th June 2015
Tour Cost USD $8,350
Pls contact Cora on 0411 323690
Sunday
15th Mar
Mass
Rosary-MI Prayer Grp
Mission-Catholic Guy
Mass
Mission-Catholic Guy
Altar Servers Formation
Stations of the Cross
Disciples-Rosary
JH Charismatic Group
4th Sunday in Lent
Mass 8am, 10am, 6pm
Rite of Acceptance –FHC
7pm Antioch
Celebrating Community :
Congratulation to
• Rene & Nanette Cabardo for their 40th wedding anniversary.
May God continue to guide & bless them in their
married life.
In the foyer-$2.00
Striving to be a “Loving, Caring, Christian Community”
Rosters for next weekend
14th/15th Mar 2015
Vigil
8.00 am
10am
6:00 pm
1st
Y Vitagliani
E Gaspi
V Pante
R Yakob
2nd
A Dileo
Volunteer
D Soans
P Redoblado
Comm
E Borbe
M Gaspi
J Vella
F Morandarte
A Elizes
C La Delfa
G La Delfa
M La Delfa
A Sartoretto
R Wright
A Froio
B D’Costa
R Cruz
M Floresta
A Sterrey
H Vella
V Zammit
Min of
the word
Acolytes
E Cardona
EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTER OF
HOLY
COMMUNION
F Di Marco
K Liska
D Fedele
C Corpus
T Corpus
J Currao
R Morandarte
D & S Dileo
L Rafo
A Laria
MUSIC
CD
Volunteer
S Cruz
Choir
Espiritu
Family
Data Projector
Z Simone
M Oraha
A & G Juan
Volunteer
T&T
Balgos
S Whitton
C Vujanovic
V Pante
R Rossi
WELCOMERS —
General
M Grovenor
M Beli
R Zammit
S Pereira
E Figueroa
COUNTERS :
Group 4
D Gubert
M Grossel
W Grossel
MORNING
TEA : After
8am–
Baddock
family
10am–
ALTAR
LINEN :
A Trimboli
CHILDREN
LITURGY:
E Laria
M Floresta
J Marneros
J Trimboli
M Corbo
J & M Nahas
Z&A Floresta
F Espiritu
M Hamama
R Tan
S Galera
CHURCH
CHURCH
CLEANING: GARDEN:
G Schembri
S Zaami
K Bosnjak
M Hermiz
O Bjazevic
M Fresnel
B Taylor
Mary Immaculate Parish
Sacrament of First Holy
Communion :
Last day for registration for the Sacrament of 1st Holy
Communion is on 12th March 2015.

Candidates must have received the Sacrament
of Reconciliation before they can begin
immediate preparation for this sacrament.

Rite of Acceptance—14th/15th March 2015,
All Masses except 8am.
Email : [email protected] or call 9604 8927.
MIPS ENROLMENT PERIOD
KINDERGARTEN 2016
ALTAR SERVERS
PIETY STALL
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N Robertson
J Agostino
A Reid
The Enrolment Period for Kindergarten 2016 will commence
on Monday, 9 March. Enrolment applications will be available
from the school office. Your child may be eligible to enrol in
Kindergarten 2016 if your child turns five by 31 July, 2016. You
will be given an Enrolment Package which will detail enrolment
requirements. An appointment for the Interview will be made
once the completed forms are returned to the Office. The
Enrolment Period will close on Friday, 15 May, 2015. Late
applications will be placed on the Waiting List.
KINDERGARTEN MASS
Kindergarten families have been invited to attend both
the Kindergarten Mass and luncheon on Sunday 22
March at 10am. This is an opportunity for families to
get to know each other. There will be a jumping castle
and games provided for families on the day.
Positions Vacant
The Mary Immaculate Primary School is inviting
applications for the position of Maintenance
(once a week). For a confidential discussion
please contact Carmel Skien on 9604 3877.
Thought for the Week
What being a Catholic means…
Catholicism involves daily commitment to embrace the will of
God – whatever it is and wherever it leads.
Altar Servers Formation :
All Altar Servers (Old & New) are invited to
attend the 1st formation this year on Friday, 13th
March 2015 in the church at 6pm.
Children who wish to become altar servers should
have received their sacrament of 1st Holy
Communion. If you have any questions pls call
Parish on 9604 8927.
Cooperation with God on the part of the believer. God
offers his divine grace, and the Catholic must accept it and
then cooperate with it.
Free will is sacred. God never forces you against your free
will. Yet doing evil not only hurts you, it also hurts others,
because Catholics are never alone. We are always a part of
a spiritual family called the CHURCH.
More than a space to go on the weekend to worship the
Church is a mother who feeds spiritually, shares doctrine,
heals and comforts and disciplines when needed.
~Unknown
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[email protected]
Max Perram Funerals
“Proudly Serving
Parish of Mary
Immaculate since 1947”
Ph: 9602 6175
24 Attention
available for $165 per
quarter including GST.
Pls call
9604 8927.
First come first served! Call Charlie
on 9631 2689.
Advertising spaces
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Jade’s
Clothing Alterations and
modifications of women’s and
men’s pants/clothing.
Contact Jade on
0417 464647
PROJECT COMPASSION
This year’s Project Compassion
theme is “Food for Life”. This
theme explores global food issues
and how Caritas is assisting the
world’s poorest people to establish
sustainable food sources for life. This theme
also follows Pope Francis’ words, “It is a wellknown fact that current levels of production
are sufficient, yet millions of people are still
suffering and dying of starvation. This is truly
scandalous.” (Pope Francis).
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE
ENCOUNTER WEEKEND:
Start the New Year off with a
bang! Spend a weekend with your
spouse at a Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Weekend. The peaceful setting of this
weekend enrichment is a great way to rekindle
the romance in your marriage.
Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville, NSW. To
apply contact Ardell & Bill Sharpe tel. 02 4283
3435 or [email protected]
www.wwme.org.au www.facebook.com/
WWMEasternUnit
SMASH REPAIRS
www.westfieldsmash.com.au
FRANK SPAGNOLO
Managing Director
20-22 Tangerine Street, Fairfield NSW 2165
Smash repairer for all major leading insurance
companies.
Ph : (02)9726 8866
Fax: (02) 9726 2381
Frank Mob: 0412 305 506
24 Hr Towing 9757 2666
Advertising spaces
available for $165 per
quarter including GST.
Pls call
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Helpers
LENTEN SCHEDULE
Needed for the:
2015
Filling of Easter Holy Water
Bo les
If you can assist please write
your name and contact number
on the clipboard in the Church
Foyer.
Thank you.
ADDITIONAL MINISTERS OF
THE WORD are needed for
the
Proclamation of the PASSION
OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
at the “PALM” SUNDAY
masses on
28/29 March 2015
If you would like to take part, please
write your name and contact number
next to the mass time which you will be
attending. Thank You.
Please note that there will be a short
meeting on the week prior to Palm Sunday for all Ministers of the Word involved.
LARGE PALMS NEEDED FOR
PASSION “ PALM” SUNDAY
Donations of large palms are needed to
decorate the Church and Courtyard.
If you are able to donate any large
palms, please write your name and contact number below or contact Rita on
96096087.
Please note that pick-up of large palms
can be arranged. Thank you and God
bless.
Stations of the Cross :
Every Friday throughout Lent commencing
at 7pm in the Church Courtyard.
Parish Youth Group
Those wishing to come and join the Youth Group are very
welcome. The Youth Group meets every 1st and 3rd Friday
of the month from 6 to 7.30.
All students in high school plus Year 6 students are
welcome. For more information contact: Lyne Toohey:
0403300709
for Catholic Parish of
Mary Immaculate, Bossley
Park
11 March – 17 March—Mission Event
Presented by The Catholic Guy.
Five inspiring sessions in the Church. See pamphlet for
details.
27 February – 27 March - Stations of the Cross
Every Friday throughout Lent commencing at 7.30pm
in
the Church Courtyard
29 March - Passion (Palm) Sunday
(With Procession of Palms into the Church)
Masses: Vigil 6:00pm, Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am,
6:00pm
1 April - Reconciliation (Individual)
From 6:00pm – 8:00pm
2 April - Holy Thursday
Celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at
7.30pm
followed by Adoration at the Altar of Repose until
11:00pm
3 April - Good Friday
10:00am - Morning Prayer
10:30am - Stations of the Cross
1:00pm - Filipino Liturgy
4:00pm - Celebration of the Lord’s Passion &
Veneration of the Cross
4 April - Easter Saturday
10am - Morning Prayer10am followed by the
Blessing
of Easter foods
Easter Vigil commencing at 6:45pm with the Lighting
and Procession of Candles into the Church
5 April - Easter Sunday
Masses: 8:00am, 10:00am
Note : No 6pm Mass
2015 Mission Event
Mary Immaculate Parish—11-17 March 2015 ”The Catholic Guy”
Session One
Wed, 11 March—7.30pm Session Four
Thurs, 12 March—9.45am Monday, 16 March—
7.30pm
Session Two
Thurs, 12 March—7.30pm Tuesday, 17 March—
Friday, 13 March—9.45am
9.45am
Session Three
Session Five
Friday, 13 March —7.30pm Tuesday 17 March—
Monday,16 March—
7.30pm
9.45am
Catholic Parish of Mary Immaculate, Bossley Park