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
5 APRIL 2015
Calendar
APRIL
11
Marist Laity
Chapter Hall
9.00 am
14
Baptism Prep
Chapter Hall
7.30pm
16
Anointing Mass
Chapter Hall
11.30 am
EASTER SUNDAY
REFLECTION……………....…RISING FROM THE DEAD: REALLY?
Well now dear fellow explorers, where does this Easter time find us all? The Easter show is going off like a
rocket. We’ve celebrated a great Cricket World Cup Win. Our footy teams are up and running. The State
election is done and predictably dusted.
In our parish we have celebrated some beautiful funerals these past weeks. Both relationships and faith have
been refreshed. We’ve seen the generosity of our children and families in response to Project Compassion
and through them many will be nourished. We have had sixteen outstanding parishioners offer themselves
as candidates for membership of our Parish Pastoral Council. Our schools are bringing joy, learning and life
to so many families. We welcome new families to our parish community with great regularity and this is a
cause of real joy. We baptise like there’s no tomorrow and witness the wonder on the faces of brand-new
parents. We know people in their parenting who respond to ill-health, disabilities, learning or social difficulties
among their families with wisdom and courage. They allow these challenges and the sacrifices they demand
to bring out the best in themselves, to the point of heroism.
There is so much to be thankful for and so much that feeds our hope.
At the same time we have witnessed the German air disaster with its many tragic layers. The threat of execution hangs over two of our young people as well many others in many parts of the world. There is the ongoing public barbarity and persecution perpetrated by numerous fanatical groups, whose weapons are fear and
hatred.
18
Readers’
Workshop SP C
9.30 am
19
Farewell to
Brother Charles
21
Social Justice
Meeting P arish
House 6.30pm
24
Anzac Memorial
Hunters Hill Town
Hall 8.00pm
We hear of our first Australians who wish to maintain to their way of life and their sacred lands, being referred
to as an economic burden because of their “lifestyle choices,” in order to mask what seems to be nothing
more than a giant land grab by the greedy who wish to exploit these sacred lands.
26
Pastoral Council
Orientation Day
26
St Joseph’s
Chapel Open
30
Confirmation
Parents’
Reflection
evening P arish
Hall 7.00pm
The ice epidemic that grips so many, especially our young people, following years of cocaine and heroin is
destroying lives once filled with hope. Our economic forces, internationally and at home, for all the generous
sounding rhetoric, are still geared to the advancement of the wealthy and the diminishment of the poor. Our
frail-aged are seen to be an unproductive inconvenience, and proposed legislation, wearing a mask of misguided compassion, is threatening to enshrine this in law.
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MAY
La Paroisse
Restaurant
Parish House
6.30pm
We know the scourge of domestic violence here at home and hear reports of violence which clog our news
channels every day. We see children with special needs, whose cries may sometimes be met with denial,
embarrassment, or the anaesthetic of material comforts which we imagine will save us doing the hard yards
that the children really crave.
Jesus in his rising from the dead is not inviting us to sit around and cheer him on and then have a party. His
resurrection is a call to each one of us to listen out for that part of our world that is within reach and which we
can see is in need of repair and healing. Then with all our energy and resources, he calls us to work for the
rising from the dead of our broken, frightened, addicted and angry world.
None of us is exempt from this mission, once we have accepted our baptism into the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. For all the joy and gifts we share in our parish, our aim is not to create a sort of feel-good ghetto! Our purpose in every breath is the bringing forward of the Kingdom of God, which means we embrace the
Cross, knowing that we won’t stop sacrificing ourselves until our world really rises from the dead.
Our Alleluias will then resound as passionately as did our cheers when Australia took that first Kiwi wicket in
the World Cup Final!!
Father Kevin
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Easter Sunday
What’s on?
HOW WELL DO YOU
KNOW YOUR PARISH?
Thursday 24 September,
Thursday 3 December.
See if anyone in your pew
knows this parishioner. Her
name next week. Last week’s
photo: Lou Gallo
PARISH SOCIAL
JUSTICE GROUP BUDDIES’ DAY
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.
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. For more
information, please visit the website
www.catholicyouthservices.org/yfactor
or contact Catholic Youth Services
on 9764 4357.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN
When: Sunday May 3rd between BEING AN ALTAR
SERVER?
10 am-2pm.
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:
1 May, 26 June, 24 July, 18
September 6.30pm, 23 October,
20 November, 11 December.
MEN’S GROUP
DINNERS:
KEEP THE DATES!
Tuesday 23 June,
The Archdiocese of Sydney is inviting applications for the position of
casual Outdoor Educational Facilitator, Benedict XVI Retreat Centre,
Grose Vale. Enquiries to Anthony
Spata, REACH Human Resources,
on 0402210055. For more information visit
www.catholicjobsonline.com.au.
Applications close Friday, 17th April
2015.
VISITING ROME / STAY AT
DOMUS AUSTRALIA.
Domus Australia is a 32 room guest
house established by the Australian
Catholic church, welcoming travellers to Rome seeking comfortable
accommodation and an ideal base
from which to explore historical and
cultural sites of the Eternal city.
Centrally located with a magnificently restored Chapel featuring daily
Mass in English, Domus Australia is
the perfect oasis in the heart of
Rome for Aussie pilgrims. Enquiries:
[email protected]
We will be holding a training session for new altar servers on April
18th 3.30-5pm in the Chapter Hall.
If you are keen to participate
please email Patricia Curtin on
CATALYST FOR
[email protected] or call on
RENEWAL
0407 932902 Note: you must have
AND AQUINAS ACADEMY
received your First Holy CommunREFLECTION MORNING.
ion to be a Server. Our current
Sr Patty Fawkner’s topic for reservers are also most welcome to
flection is ‘War and Peace within
attend should you like a refresher
and Beyond’
9:30am-12:30pm Saturday 11th on what to do.
April, Parish Hall, Hunters Hill.
Donation appreciated. No need
NEW PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTED
to book. Tea & coffee available.
Thanks again to all those who so generously accepted nomination for
Enquiries, Carole Wilson
the PPC Election. Congratulations to those who have been elected.
9869 1036
They are (in no particular order): Michael Brooks, Natasha Foley, John
Contact:
[email protected] by
March 27th.
LA PAROISSE
RESTAURANT
POSITION VACANT
Halmarick, Mark Worrell, Richard McNamee, Linda Lucey, Belinda
Figueira, Richard Korkor, Ann Freeman, Matt Fehon, Susan Sharples.
WAY OF THE CROSS THROUGH MARY’S EYES—VILLA MARIA SCHOOL THIS HOLY WEEK
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E a st e r S u n d a y
Well Done...CONGRATS AND
THANKS ZONE
THE HAJJE FAMILY &
THEIR PALMS!
HE IS RISEN!
A BLESSED EASTER TO ALL
.
A very special thanks to Suzie,
Tony and Family creating 1400
palm crosses for our use last
weekend. Your generosity reminds us how very blessed we
are in our parishioners in so
many ways. Suzie and Tony,
God bless your family yet again
for your great kindness.
POINT TO PONDER
O God, Creator of Light,
at the rising of the sun this morning,
Let the greatest of all light, your love,
rise like the sun within our hearts.
Armenian Apostolic Church
In the stillness of the evening,
I commit myself to join with you Lord,
to nurture the plants and animals, the elements, the sacred
womb of sea and soil.
I offer you my ability to create and my potential to release
the loving energies of others for the benefit of all creation.
I sing with you the song of the universe and dance with
you the dance of life.
I am yours and your Spirit within me opens the path of
healing and wonder;
of refreshment for the morning
which holds many surprises.
From Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Pray for... PRAYER ZONE
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
Requiem Mass will be celebrated at SPCChurch this
Tuesday, 7 April at 10.30 am
ARMANDE JAGO
We pray for Armande whose
funeral was at SPC this
week. We pray too for his
wife Barbara and family.
Marist Sisters’ College
Principal: Mr. Kevin Turner
Phone: 98796100
Website:
www.vmhuntershill.catholic.edu.au
Principal: Ms Anne Anderson
Ph: 9816 2041 Web:
http://www.mscw.nsw.edu
Way of the Cross
Open Day
Thanks to Marea De Angelis, our
Family Faith Educator and our
wonderful Mums, we followed Jesus’ journey to Calvary through
Mary’s eyes. One boy commented
afterwards, “Jesus was a real man
wasn’t he.” It was a most moving
The College Open Day 2015
was a great success. The
College was alive with displays, performances and
tours and was enjoyed by all.
We are very blessed to have
such a wonderful community.
NORMA BROSNAN
Norma is mentioned in our prayer
list. This is just a reminder for us all
to keep her in our prayers in what
must be a lonely and frustrating time
for her following her stroke. May
God bless her with all the strength
she needs at this Easter time.
Coming Soon
Workshop for Readers, April 18 St Peter Chanel
Church 9.30 am–12.30 pm with well-known actor
Kristian Schmid
This Week… Scripture Zone
First Reading:
Acts of the Apostles
10:34,37-43
This is no longer a Peter who is
afraid. He speaks with conviction to Cornelius and his household about all that has happened with Jesus of Nazareth.
These events are as real as
eating and drinking with him
before his death and now God
has raised him to new life.
Response:
Villa Maria Primary School
JOHN EARLS
As we go to print, John is still in
hospital and is hoping to be out over
Easter. We keep him and Kathy in
our prayers.
This is the day the Lord has
made;
Let us rejoice and be glad.
Second Reading:
Colossians 3:1-4
Living a life with the Risen
Christ means sharing in his
glory.
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia,alleluia!
Christ has become our paschal
sacrifice;
Let us feast with joy in the Lord.
Alleluia !
Gospel Reading:
John 20:1-9
John’s account of the events of
the morning of the resurrection
speak of uncertainty. Understanding does not come immediately,
they all struggle with what they
see.
Next Week…SCRIPTURE ZONE
First Reading: Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35
Second Reading : 1 John 5:1-6
Gospel Reading : John 20:19-31
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.