Weekly Bulletin - holy name of mary parish hunters hill

HOLY NAME OF MARY PARISH HUNTERS HILL
ST PETER CHANEL WOOLWICH
We acknowledge the Walumatagal people — the first custodians of this place
29 March 2015
Calendar
28
MARCH
New Parish
Pastoral Council
Announced this
weekend.
29
St Joseph’s
Chapel Open
Villa Maria
Grounds from
10.00 am
31
Reconciliation
Service HNM
Church 7.00pm
APRIL
11
Marist Laity
Meeting
Chapter Hall
9.00 am
14
Baptism Prep
Chapter Hall
7.30pm
16
Anointing Mass
Chapter Hall
11.30 am
18
Readers’
Workshop 10.00
am Further Details TBA
19
Farewell to
Brother Charles
21
Social Justice
Meeting P arish
House 6.30pm
24
Anzac Memorial
Hunters Hill Town
Hall 8.00pm
PASSION SUNDAY
REFLECTION………..…OUR FATHER ……..……...CONCLUDES
Lead us not into Temptation: St Augustine once made the comment that the forbidden apples he stole
from his neighbour’s orchard tasted much better than the ones he was allowed to take from his own family’s
garden! He’s telling us something very important about ourselves here.
The adventure of knowing that we are acting outside the law gives us as much of a thrill as does the actual
wrong thing we are doing. We love to beat the system, to claim an independence from the law and the lawmakers, to prove we are in charge.
Temptations are sometimes “in-your-face” invitations to stray. Just as often they are subtle long-term slowmoving drifts away from a clean conscience. Often our temptations are embodied in the practices of our
peers and we can be caught up in them almost before we know it.
It’s impossible to be spectators in our own culture, and so the cult of the soft woolly conscience that so marks
our society, the greed of our consumerism, the fraudulent “liberty” that is the new norm in matters sexual, our
obsession with the cosmetic aspects of life, the nod-and-a-wink attitude we have to the party drug set, all
wrap us round in a seductive feel-good blanket.
When we pray that we not be led into temptation, we are demonstrating that we can be both participants in
our own culture and a prophetic gospel presence as well. We don’t always need to fit in. We don’t need to
be so “with it” that we lose sight of the path that love maps out for us. We don’t need to live with the constant
fear that marks the lives of the party set, the fear of not keeping up with each other in a mad race to who
knows where.
We all face temptation, and sometimes we all cave in. No matter how deeply or how often this occurs, love
still waits for us to return, for love alone is our true home.
And deliver us from Evil: We can pray this part of the prayer for ourselves, each other and our world. Evil is
alive and well in so many parts of the world. Evil today takes many forms: There’s an economic oppression in
which we participate, which means people work for next to no wages in many parts of the world to feed and
clothe us.
We see forced recruitment of child soldiers, human trafficking, sex slavery, religious persecution, ethnic
cleansing, domestic violence, especially against women, sexual abuse, abortion, euthanasia, homophobia.
There’s the crime of the big end of town that is its own special brand of evil, hiding behind a mask of benevolence, “success” and glamour. Tax avoidance, financial mis-management, the manipulation of the political
process for financial gain, all qualify here. We pray for our world to be delivered from such evil. Resurrection
is our only path to this deliverance as we dare to die to these evils, and rise anew with a truly clean heart.
PS: We have been reflecting now for three weeks on the words of the Our Father. The translation we use is
attributed to that well-known ex-Catholic King Henry VIII. Maybe as an exercise for your family in Holy
Week, you could sit down as a family and write your own version of the Lord’s Prayer. If it helps, you could
Google a few other versions that may stimulate your imagination. An Australian Aboriginal version and a
very poetic Feminist version come to mind.
Jesus seems to have left us only this one prayer, but what a rich and inexhaustible treasure-trove it is.
As you journey through Holy Week with your families, and reflect on the meaning of Jesus’ great prayer, you
will encounter a truly Royal Easter Show, the like you’ve never seen before!!
Father Kevin
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Passion Sunday
What’s on?
HOW WELL DO YOU
KNOW YOUR PARISH?
See if anyone in your pew
knows this parishioner. His
name next week.
Last week’s photo:
Liz Trainor
When: Sunday May 3rd between
10 am-2pm.
MEN’S GROUP DINNERS:
Training: Wednesday Evening April
KEEP THE DATES!
1st.
Tuesday 23 June,
Contact:
Thursday 24 September,
[email protected] by
Thursday 3 December
March 27th.
GOOD FRIDAY WALK
SINGING
Would anyone who is interested,
please join us for a singing practice from 7-8pm on 31 March.
We will meet in the Congregational Church building and I will
have music there.
Pastor Peter Atkins
Hunters Hill Congregational
Church
GOOD FRIDAY WALK
LA PAROISSE
RESTAURANT
Book in for a meal cooked by
Father Kevin and meet some of
your fellow parishioners. Bookings through Sylvia at the parish
office and our dates are:
27 March, (Booked out)1 May,
26 June, 24 July, 18 September
6.30pm, 23 October, 20 November, 11 December.
CHOIR PRACTICE
FOR HOLY WEEK
This Wednesday Evening
Holy Name of Mary Church
8.00pm
CAN YOU HELP WITH ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING?
Anyone who would like to take
part in the re-enactment please
contact Richard Korkor on
0410431022.
Calling any Yr 10 ,11, 12 students. The Parish Social Justice
Group has organised a Buddies
day with St Vincent de Paul.
Volunteer teens will act as mentors for disadvantaged youth
from Sydney by providing them
with a fun day of activities,
games and lunch.
HOLY WEEK LITURGIES
Reconciliation: HNM Tuesday 31st March 7:30pm
Holy Thursday Mass: HNM 7:30pm
Good Friday Service: HNM 3pm
Holy Saturday: SPC Morning prayer 9am
Easter Vigil: HNM Saturday 7pm
Easter Sunday: HNM 8am, 10am
SPC 9am
NO SUNDAY EVENING MASS
Thank you for all your support for
our appeal for the people of Vanuatu.
The donation contributions from last
Weekend’s First Collection alone
amounted to $6162.65.
INDIGENOUS YOUTH
Young people are the future of our
nation. They can challenge us with
a fresh approach to life. You are
invited to hear young indigenous
youth speak of their backgrounds
and aspirations. 7pm, Tuesday
31st March. Gladesville Library
Meeting Room.
CATALYST FOR RENEWAL
AND AQUINAS ACADEMY
REFLECTION MORNING.
Sr Patty Fawkner’s topic for reflection is ‘War and Peace within and
Beyond’
9:30am-12:30pm Saturday 11th
April, Parish Hall, Hunters Hill.
Donation appreciated. No need to
book. Tea & coffee available.
Enquiries, Carole Wilson
9869 1036
We need people to help serve
coffee, tea, cordial and food.
Hot cross buns, slices will all be
welcomed. Please call Marie on
ST BENEDICT’S
9816 2084 or 0403583039.
PARISH SOCIAL
JUSTICE GROUP BUDDIES’ DAY
VANUATU APPEAL
MONASTERY CHRISTIAN
MEDITATION.
You are invited to 4 Meditation
Introduction and renewal days.
10am—3pm Sundays: 17 May, 16
August, 15 November. St Benedict’s Monastery, 121 Arcadia
Rd, Arcadia. BYO lunch. Contact:
Br Terry 0438 282 318,
Ann Bergman 9498 2625,
[email protected],
Ann Lomas 9456 4775
Y FACTOR YOUTH CAMP
Y-Factor is a camp for all high
school aged youth who want to explore their faith in a very fun and
active environment. Y-Factor is run
by Catholic Youth Services - the
Archdiocesan youth agency - in
conjunction with NET ministries and
will be held in the coming school
holiday break. It will involve a significant amount of time dedicated to
lively activities and fellowship as well
as time for prayer, personal reflection, sharing/discussion, talks/
presentations, music, praise/
worship, personal testimonies,
drama/skits, adoration and the sacraments.
For more information, please visit
the website
www.catholicyouthservices,org/yfactor
or contact Catholic Youth Services
on 9764 4357.
PARISH PASTORAL
COUNCIL ORIENTATION AND
FIRST MEETING

26 April: New PPC Orientation Day, Parish
House11.00 am

5 May: First Meeting Details TBA
NEW PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTED
Thanks to all those who so generously accepted nomination for the PPC
Election. Congratulations to those who have been elected. They are (in
no particular order): Michael Brooks, Natasha Foley, John Halmarick,
Mark Worrell, Richard McNamee, Linda Lucey, Belinda Figueira, Richard
Korkor, Ann Freeman, Matt Fehon, Susan Sharples.
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P a ss i o n S u n d a y
Well Done...CONGRATS AND
THANKS ZONE
Pray for... PRAYER ZONE
PARISH LITURGY GROUP
The Parish Liturgy Group, as always, have put great energy and
dedication into preparing for this
Holy Week and we thank them for
their dedication, creativity and the
joy with which they engage in their
special ministry on behalf of us all.
POINT TO PONDER
Another look at the Lord’s Prayer
O Birther! Father-Mother of the Cosmos,
Focus your light within us- make it useful:
Create your reign of unity now-Your one desire then acts with
ours,
Please pray for all those who
are sick in our community.
We pray for Norma
Brosnan, Bishop Geoffrey
Robinson, Tess O’Farrell,
Dr Michael Dwyer.
MARIE CURTIN
We keep dear Marie Curtin in
our prayers. Having not long
turned 94, Marie has entered
a Palliative Care Facility and
is gently preparing for what
will come next. God bless
her well.
VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY
Most weeks, tragedy strikes at lives
unexpectedly. From notable events
such as this week’s plane crash in
the Alps to personal family tragedy,
people’s lives are disrupted profoundly.
We pray for all those who have suffered such damage and loss in recent days and weeks.
Coming Soon
Holy Week Reconciliation Service 31 March HNM
as in all light, so in all forms.
Grant what we need each day in bread and insight.
Loose the cords of mistakes binding us, as we release the
strands we hold
This Week… Scripture Zone
of others' guilt.
First Reading:
Isaiah 50:4-7
and ultimate victory of the same
divine plan.
Here we have a prime example
of a prophetic utterance which
the Church finds so appropriate
in referencing it to Jesus Christ.
Here is a picture of someone
who has absolute confidence in
God, yet is covered with spittle.
The tension is clear. Yet, like a
descant, hope permeates this
text.
Gospel Acclamation
Don't let surface things delude us, But free us from what holds
us back.
From you is born all ruling will, the power and the life to do, the
song that beautifies all,
from age to age it renews.
Truly power to these statements- may they be the ground from
which all my actions grow: Amen
Neil Douglas- Klot
Response:
(Thanks to Helen Farrell)
My God, My God, why have you
abandoned me?
Second Reading:
Philippians 2:6-11
Villa Maria Primary School
Marist Sisters’ College
Principal: Mr. Kevin Turner
Phone: 98796100
Website: www.vmhuntershill.com
Principal: Ms Anne Anderson
Ph: 9816 2041 Web:
http://www.mscw.nsw.edu
Project Compassion
Prospective Students
Each week of Lent our children are
coming forward with considerable
funds that they have raised themselves for Project Compassion.
They have shown much initiative
and generosity right through this
time of Lent and we are rightly
proud of them all.
We had the pleasure of welcoming many Year 5 young
ladies from our Feeder
schools to a morning at the
College last week. Fun learning activities were enjoyed by
both visitors and College
students. It is wonderful to be
a part of a great Community.
This Christ-Hymn is one that
Paul more likely quotes… to
summon the Philippians to live
out the selfless attitude… that
should well up within them on
the basis of their being in Christ.
In this way their lives will be
caught up in the rhythm, scope,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ,
King of endless glory!
Christ became obedient for us
even to death, dying on the cross.
Therefore God raised him on high
and gave him a name above all
other names.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ,
King of endless glory!
Gospel Reading:
Mark 14:1-15:47
Today’s reading of the Passion is
our opportunity to journey prayerfully with Jesus as he undergoes
the humiliation and suffering of
Good Friday.
Next Week…SCRIPTURE ZONE
First Reading: Acts 10:34,37-43
Second Reading : Colossians 3:1-4
Gospel Reading : John 20:1-9
A PARISH OF THE MARIST FATHERS
PARISH OFFICE:
3A Mary Street.
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Mon-Fri
PHONE: 9817 5325.
FAX: 9817 4615.
EMAIL: [email protected]
Web: www.hnom.com.au
Facebook: Holy Name of Mary Parish
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Name of Mary:
Sat.6.00pm
Sun.8.00am, 10.00am, 6.00pm.
St. Peter Chanel: Sunday – 9.00am.
WEEKDAY EUCHARIST
Holy Name of Mary:
Monday to Friday –9.00am.
Saturday – 8.00am.
St Peter Chanel: Wednesday 12.15pm
RECONCILIATON:
Holy Name of Mary: Saturday
5.15pm-5.45pm or by request.
PARISH TEAM:
Parish Priest:
Father Kevin Bates SM (PP)
(Ph: 0425 333 129) [email protected]
Priests Assisting:
Fathers Bill Ryder SM, Paul Pearce SM JP,
Willy Melteras SM
New or Returning
Parishioners…
Please come along to the Parish Office for a
warm welcome and to pick up a Parish
Information Kit .
Parish Secretary: Sylvia Gutierrez
Associate Secretary: Maggie Mullane
Sacramental Coordinator: Rosalia Foley
[email protected]
Parish Pastoral Council Chairperson:
Ann Freeman
[email protected]
Parish Pastoral Council Secretary:
Michael Brooks:
[email protected]
Repair & Maintenance: Anthony Russo
BAPTISM:
By arrangement. Parents please
contact the presbytery to book & arrange to
attend the Baptism Prep Program
BAPTISM PREPARATION EVENINGS
COMING UP:
Tues 14 April, Tues 19 May, Tues 9 June in
the Chapter Hall @ 7.30pm
MARRIAGE:
At least six months notice must be
given. The parish clergy will officiate
primarily for parishioners. Others are
welcome to be married in one of our
churches but generally need to arrange their
own Priest or Deacon
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PARISH PASTORAL GROUPS AND
CONTACTS
Counselling: Allison Cahill 0402 405 843.
& Deborah Khoury 0409 719 443
Villa Play Group: Ellen Knoblanche:
0402955710
Meditation Group: Gabrielle Woodcock,
9817 0097
Young Adults Group: Nicholas Fearnley
[email protected]
Aged Ministry Group:
Margaret Gambley 9807 2160/
Joan Bautovich 0402 275 105
Grief Support Group:
Cecilia Brungs 0412 284 028
Young Adults and
Liturgy Group : Rob Turnbull 0431 290 714
Eucharistic Ministry Coordinator : Kate
Buckland 9817 2558
Altar Servers Coordinator:
Patricia Curtin 0407 932 902
Social Justice Group:
Sonia Zec 0413791775
Altar Society: Jane Keneally 0419221185.
Joan Bautovich 0402 275 105
RCIA: Janet Greene 9879 6515
Cleaners: HNM Mike Burfitt 9879 4197
SPC Elizabeth Spencer 9816 4180
Readers HNM: Barry Buffier 9817 8805
Readers SPC: Mark Volpato 9816 4431
Children’s Liturgy HNOM:
Susan Sharples 0419 991 620
SPC: Tee Davies 0407 827 957
St Vincent De Paul: Elizabeth Spencer
9816 4180 /
Men’s Group:Clinton McDonald
0450021011Gerardo D'Angelo 0418 294 063
Marist Laity Group: Cathy Gallo 9817 2959,
Josiane Espinosa 9807 9199
Welcomers’ Coordinator:
Rob Turnbull, 0431 290 714
Family Faith Educator: Marea De Angelis
Ph: 0419 448 201
Atrium of the Good Shepherd : Corinne
Korkor 0448 440 592
Young Christian Workers Group: Natasha
Foley 0424 976 658
OUR PARISH PRAYER
Loving God,
you are the home for our hearts’ deepest longings.
We find our way as families and as individuals only in you, through our brother Jesus,
encouraged by the breath of your Spirit.
We thank you for all the blessings we enjoy in our parish family. May we continue to share our gifts of life
and love with glad and generous hearts.
May our world be somehow more alive because we have passed this way.
May Mary our parish patron continue to inspire us as we give new birth to your Word in our turn.
We make our prayer in Jesus’ Name. Amen.