St Anthony`s Parish Picton

St Anthony’s Parish Picton
Bargo – Balmoral – Buxton – Couridjah –
Douglas Park – Lakesland – Menangle –
Picton – Pheasants Nest – Tahmoor –
Thirlmere – Wilton – Yanderra
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Parish Priest : Father John Ho
20 Stratford Road, Tahmoor NSW 2573.
Parish Bulletin
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT —YEAR B
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON:
Give me justice, O God, and plead my cause against a nation that is faithless. From the deceitful and cunning rescue me, for you, O God, are my
strength.
FIRST READING: Jeremiah 31:31-34
A reading from the prophet Jeremiah
The days are coming when I will make a new covenant with Israel and I will
forgive their iniquity.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Create a clean heart in me, O God.
SECOND READING Hebrews 5:7-9
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews
He learnt to obey and became for all the source of eternal salvation.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:
Glory to you, Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ!
If you serve me, follow me, says the Lord;
And where I am, my servant will also be.
Glory to you, Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ!
GOSPEL: John 12:20-30
If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it yields a rich harvest.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON:
Amen, Amen I say to you: Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and
dies, it remains a single grain. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.
Sunday 22 March 2015
WEEKEND MASS TIMES:
St Anthony’s Church - Tahmoor
Saturday Vigil - 6.00 pm
Sunday - 7.30am & 9.30am
WEEKDAY MASS TIMES:
Tuesday8.00am—Tahmoor
Wednesday- 8.00am—Tahmoor
Annunciation of the Lord
Thursday8.00 am—Tahmoor
Friday9.30 am—Picton
Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturday 5.15– 5.45 pm Tahmoor and before
Sunday masses
Stations of the Cross:
7.00pm on every Friday during lent
Adoration: Tuesday
1st Tuesday
4.30pm—5.15pm
9.00am—9.45am
St Patrick’s Church—Menangle
6.00 pm Mass on the First Sunday of the month.
Douglas Park—Sunday 9.00am Mass
NEXT WEEKS READINGS:
PALM SUNDAY of the PASSION of the LORD—YEAR B
(Entrance: Mk 11:1-10), Is 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11; Mk 14:1—15:47
SCRIPTURE QUESTIONS
1.
Do you think Jesus was afraid
of dying? Why or why not?
2.
What did Jesus mean by ... if it
dies, it produces much fruit?
3.
When you reflect on Jesus dying on the cross, how do respond?
4.
Share an experience when
you died to self and experi
enced life.
OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday - Friday
9.00a.m. - 3.00p.m.
Parish Phone 4683 2230
Fr John’s Mobile 0408 671920
Parish Fax: 4683 2248
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.stanthonyspicton.org.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Pictonparish
STEWARDSHIP CORNER
“If anyone would serve me,” says
Jesus in today’s Gospel, “let him
follow me; where I am, there will
my servant be.” In what way is
Jesus inviting me to follow Him?
What service is He asking of me?
SACRISTY WEEK COMMENCE: 22.3.15
VISION STATEMENT:
M Gilbert
WEEK COMMENCE 29.3.15
G Dobson
As Members of St Anthony’s Parish, we share the
responsibility of building up the spiritual and ma- MORNING TEA 7.30 am next week: J & J Maher
9.30 am next week:
K & J Knight &
terial welfare of our community by promoting
A Burgess-Gorrie
God’s values of love, justice and peace and extending this message of goodwill beyond our im- CHILDRENS LITURGY: This Week— Youth Mass—at Vigil
mediate boundaries.
Next Week— Palm Sunday
PRAY WITH THE POPE IN MARCH
We pray that those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole
human person. We also pray that the unique
contribution of women to the life of the
Church may be recognized always. Amen
DIARY DATES:
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Tuesday 24 March, Fr Elio, preparation meeting,
12 noon in the Shack.
Tuesday 24 March, AIM Meeting, 7.30pm in the
demountable
Wednesday 25 March, Disability Workshop, 7pm
FOLLOW POPE FRANCIS:
PRAY FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED:
Lord grant them eternal peace & joy and to their families
and friends strength and comfort
“ Beware of getting too comfortable! When we are
comfortable, it’s easy to forget other people.”
Pope Francis
RECENTLY DECEASED: Fr Maurice Rosa, Josip Basanovic,
Catarina Oanh Nguyen, Liam Harding
ANNIVERSARY: Mirko Celan, Tony Byrne, Robert Wright,
Paul Wise
MEMORIAL: Helen Axiak, John Marsden, Maria Pham Thi
Mung.
SACRISTY HELP NEEDED: If you would like to assist with the
cleaning of brass, for the church, or washing the sacred linen, please place your name on the sheet in they foyer.
Training will be provided.
PROJECT COMPASSION: Can you please return your Project Compassion boxes on Palm Sunday.
PRAY FOR THE SICK: Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, Ian Macnamara, Stephanie Macnamara, Barba Asplet, Fr David Catteral, Alma Reynolds, Barry Smith, Jim Matthews, Elizabeth EMBRACING ABILITY – WORKSHOP ON INCLUSION &
HOSPITALITY Wednesday 25 March 7pm-9pm in the deLinsell
mountable, St Anthony’s Parish, 20 Stratford Rd
GREETERS:
THIS WEEK
NEXT WEEK
TAHMOOR. This workshop focuses upon how we can emVigil:
Youth
T Monro-King,
brace the ability of all people who come to participate in
Youth
A & A Ferrara
the worship and communal life of our parish communi7.30 am
S Porter
H Elsworthy
ties, especially people with disability and their families.
9.30 am
A Cox & S Tasker
K & J Knight
For more information and registration contact:
[email protected]
READERS: THIS WEEK
NEXT WEEK
Vigil:
Youth
M Cronin
PALMS WANTED: If you have any suitable palms that
Youth
B Nolan
could be used for Palm Sunday, could you please bring
Gospel Narrator
T Munro-King
them to the Church on the afternoon of Friday 27 March
Gospel Voice(s)
TBA
or on the morning of Saturday 28 March, so they can be
7.30 am
J Maher
P Coughlin
prepared for use on Palm Sunday.
Gospel Narrator
D Turvey
Gospel Voice(s)
A Cordingley
PALM SUNDAY: If you have a Sunday Missal could you
9.30 am
T Hancock
A Ingrey
please bring it to mass on Palm Sunday, so that you can
S Tasker
A Schutt
help play the part of the crowd.
Gospel Narrator
E Wright
Gospel Voice(s)
O Upton
SET THE WORLD ABLAZE! “When we are whom we are
called to be, we will set the world ablaze." (St
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER
Catherine of Siena). Consider your vocation. Need guidTHIS WEEK
NEXT WEEK
ance? Contact Fr Richard Healey, Vocations
Vigil:
A Buckley
M Chaumont
T Earnshaw
G Dobson
Director, on 0401 621 591, [email protected]
7.30 am
9.30 am
B Nolan
G Mason
L Amato
D Turvey
A Vannan
A Schutt
S Spiteri
S Cichocki
J Coughlan
A Vannan
P Wyatt
A Cox
CLEANERS WEEK COMMENCE: 22.3.15
C Morris & B Kiss
FLOWERS
WEEK COMMENCE: 29.3.15
M Azzi & M Wright
THIS WEEK 21.3.15
NEXT WEEK 28.3.15
NO FLOWERS DURING LENT
ENROLMENT—ST ANTHONY’S PICTON—Enrolment packages
for Kindergarten 2016 will be available from the school office from this Monday 17 February. If you have a child who
will commence school next year please collect an application package from the school office. Completed applications
should be returned to school by Friday 27 March 2015.
Should you know of any new families who might be considering enrolment for next year would you please pass on this
information. For any enquiries please phone the school on
46771689.
PUB THEOLOGY WOLLONGONG Wednesday 25 March, 7pm
Dicey Riley's Irish Hotel Wollongong Speaker: Fr Duane Fernandez Topic: Marriage Equality & Same-Sex Marriage.
Come along and have a meal and a drink in a relaxed environment and then hear Fr Duane open up this
important current issue. For 18 - 35yr olds (Clergy, religious
and leaders of all ages are most welcome!)
INVITATION TO THE CHRISM MASS – WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL
7.30PM Each year during Holy Week the Chrism Mass is celebrated at St Francis Xavier Cathedral. If you have
never participated you are missing one of the most solemn
and significant liturgies of our Church. During the Mass, the
Priests of the Diocese renew their commitment to priestly
service; Bishop Peter blesses the oil of catechumens (for
Baptism) and the oil of the sick (for Anointing of the Sick)
and consecrates the oil of chrism (for Baptism, Confirmation, the Ordination of clergy and the consecration of altars).
The oils are then distributed to clergy to be used during the
year with their local communities. Everyone is warmly invited
to join Bishop Peter and our clergy celebrate this significant
event in the life of the Church.
LET YOUR FEAR DIE
I remember the first time I volunteered at a homeless shelter. I was scared.
Were these guys dangerous? Would I say something to tick
them off? I only went because a good friend who had gone
many times before went with me. And am I grateful that I
went.
I found out I had nothing to fear. And that first shelter trip
started an incredible journey. That was more than twenty
years ago. Since then I’ve worked in countless shelters in
the various places where I have lived. I’ve met incredible
people. Some have been homeless. Some have been volunteers. If I hadn’t conquered my fears that first night, I’d
have missed so much.
God has incredible experiences lined up for you. God has
awesome people ready to enrich your life. You only need to
follow Jesus’ advice this week to find it all. Abandon the
world’s measure for happiness. Go where Jesus would go.
Find the people who are forgotten or abused. Serve till it
hurts – and then serve some more. Give up time you’d rather use for yourself. That’s what it means to be like the
grain of wheat.
Don’t let fear stop you. It didn’t stop Jesus. Reach out in
prayer for courage. Do the right thing in spite of pressure.
You’ll find a new life you never expected – and it will be
awesome.
How does fear sometimes limit us from living the gospel?
COME, CELEBRATE THE 500TH BIRTHDAY OF ST TERESA OF
JESUS(AVILA), THE FOUNDRESS OF THE DISCALCED CARMELITES. When: Saturday 28 March 2015
Where: OLMC Parish, 193 St Andrews Road, Varroville
Contacts: Phone 9603 7373 or email [email protected]
| www.olmcvarroville.org.au
Bring your friends for a very special day including:
10am Mass with Bishop Peter Ingham
The Action Response
12noon Sausage Sizzle lunch
Where in your life might it be inconvenient to see Jesus?
2pm
Concert till 4:30 pm (Entry by donation)
Invite him to be there; let him prepare a dwelling place.
7pm
Dinner/Dance (Entry pre-purchased ticket $25 pp)
(from GPBS—Gather Proclaim Break Send)
YOU ARE INVITED TO “A DAY OF PILGRIMAGE” 12th April
At Benedictine Abbey Jamberoo There are sites all over the
world to which seekers of God go “on pilgrimage”, and in so
EASTER MASS & RECONCILIATION TIMES 2015
doing come to know more deeply the landscape of their own
present journey.
Holy Thursday
7.30 pm
You are invited to come to the Abbey for such a pilgrimage
Good
Friday
10.00 am Stations of the Cross
day. We will share Eucharist ,at 9am, walk within our
Good Friday
3.00 pm
The Passion
grounds, stop and reflect, listen to some input, be silent,
7.00 pm
Vigil
walk again, sing with the Community at prayer and meet the Holy Saturday
Easter Sunday
7.30 am &
God who will likewise be on Pilgrimage with you.
Just bring your own lunch perhaps a journal or paper to write
9.30 am
on, some drawing things if you like to draw, a cushion perSecond Rite of Reconciliation:
haps if you feel the need, all else is here. For more details
Thursday 26 March at 7.00 pm
and booking please contact Petrina 42 36 0533. And visit
our website www.jamberoo.org.au
First Rite of Reconciliation:
Good Friday after 10.00 am Stations of the Cross &
after 3.00 pm The Passion
In a remote Andean village in Peru, Caritas Huacho is
helping farmers like Cristian to grow and harvest a wide
variety of high-value, sustainable fruit crops, which will
provide a secure income and a wide variety of food for
life.
Please donate to Project Compassion 2015 and help
farmers in Peru grow and harvest sustainable
crops, providing their families with food for life.
www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion 1800 024 413
LAST WEEKEND:
1st COLLECTION
2nd COLLECTION
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HELP
When patronizing our sponsors, please thank them for supporting our Parish
Bakery
Blinds & Awnings
Williams Blinds
Funerals
THIEN DINH
HOT BREAD
* Verticals
* Security Doors
* Roller Blinds
* Awnings
* Venetians
* Roller Shutters
* Roman Blinds
* Panel Glides
* Plantation Shutters
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Tel:(02) 4677 2777
15 Henry Street
Fax: (02) 4677 2919
Picton NSW 2571
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Shop 4 Argyle
St,
Picton 2571
Tel: 4677 2800
Open 7 Days
Catholic High-School
Take Away
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Pre – arranged funeral plans
All Areas
PICTON - 4677 1644
365-367 Argyle St
CAMDEN - 4655 6433
67 Broughton St
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Auto Mechanic
Mechanical Repairs
4683 2529
Tyres & Batteries
4683 2529
4681 0760
Cnr Bargo River Rd & Rememberance Dr
Tahmoor NSW 2573
Local Member
The Hon. Jai Rowell MP
Member for Wollondilly
Office : Shop 1- 117 Remembrance Dr Tahmoor
Phone : (02) 4683 2622
Mail : PO Box 1005 Tahmoor 2573
Email : [email protected]
Auto Mechanic
Funerals
SUPPORT
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LOCALS
DIAGNOSTICS
SERVICING & REPAIRS
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403 HUME HIGHWAY (B.P.)
PICTON NSW 2571
PHONE: 4677 2555
FAX: 4677 1755
EMAIL: [email protected]
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Boys
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Contact: Kevin Dries 0417 448 561
Andrew Murphy 0418 612 054
Jane Eva 0419 296 508
Would you like to remember the
parish in your will?
Property, money, artwork, plants…
there are many ways
you can be remembered.
Please contact the parish office for
further info.
Phone: 4683 2230