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Bridgeside Bulletin

The weekly bullen of the Catholic community of


Forster and Tuncurry
Parish
FrAndrewDoohan(Parish Priest)
MrGregByrne(Pastoral Associate)
SrKathrynMcCabe(Aboriginal Catholic Ministry)

33LakeStreet,ForsterNSW2428
POBox67,ForsterNSW2428
P: (02)65546304
F: (02)65546425
E: forstertuncurryparish@gmail.com
fr.andrew.doohan@bigpond.com(Fr Andrew)
W: www.forstertuncurryparish.catholicau.com
Parish School
HolyNameParishSchool(K6)
MrMarkMowbray(Principal)

41LakeStreet,ForsterNSW2428
POBox243,ForsterNSW2428
P: (02)65546504
F: (02)65548895
E: admin@forster.catholic.edu.au
W: www.forster.catholic.edu.au
Pnnisu Li1uncicnt Crtrnnn1ioNs

SundayTheDayoftheLord
Saturdayevening 6pm Tuncurry
Sundaymorning 7am Tuncurry
9am Forster

Weekdays(forthecomingweek)
Tuesday NoMass
Wednesday 9am Forster
Thursday 9am Forster
Friday 9:30am Forster
Saturday 9am Tuncurry

Reconciliaon
Saturday 8:309am Tuncurry
4:455:15pm Forster

Bapnsmsarecelebratedaerthe9amMassatForster
by arrangementplease contact the Parish Oce or
Presbytery in the rst instance. Weddings are
celebrated by arrangement and with at least three
months noceplease contact Fr Andrew in the rst
instance.
Sunday 8th April, 2012
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
HolyNameofJesusParishChurch
33LakeStreet,Forster
StMary,StaroftheSeaChurch
CnrKent&PeelStreets,Tuncurry
From the Pastors Desk
Christisrisen!Alleluia!

What a joyous celebraon we have had of this


greatest and holiest day in the Churchs year. My
thanksboth personally and on behalf of the Parish
communitytoallthosewhohavecontributedinany
waytothepreparaonfor,andthecelebraonof,our
SacredPaschalTriduum.

Easter, of course, is not just about today. Easter Day


itself extends through the Octave unl next Sunday,
and the Easter Season then extends through to the
SolemnityofPentecost.Itwouldbeashametolessen
our celebraons of Easter by failing to live as People
of the Resurrecon throughout the enrety of the
Easterandindeedeachandeveryday.

Wishing you a very happy, holy and, above all, a safe


Easter. For those travelling, please travel safely and
welookforwardtoyourreturn.
Fr Andrew
Our mission is to be an aeconate, caring, loving, faithlled Chrisan community,
growing as one through small groups.
TheParishOceisattherearoftheParishHallandisopenonTuesdaysandFridaysfrom10amto4pm.
Find the
Parish on
Facebook
TPD(fortheweekahead)

Wednesday 11am DeaneryMeeng@


Forster
4pm FinanceCommiee
Meeng@Forster

Thursday 2:30pm EasterMass@Kularoo


Gardens
PM Fr Andrew to Newcastle
for Diocesan Liturgy
Council Meeng.

Saturday 3pm WeddingLiturgy@


Forster
Ens1rn Rrrtrc1ioN
LilewhitebooksforEasterreeconcanbefoundat
therearofthechurchatacostof$5.
Pnojrc1 CoMrnssioN
Parishioners are invited to return their Project
Compassion boxes and envelopes as soon as possible
sothatourParishcontribuoncanbenalised.
Pnnisu Socint FuNc1ioNs
Following our very successful Pancake Tuesday, the
ParishTeamareplanningfurthersocialeventsforthe
year:

1. Parish Dinner, 25th May


2. Blessing of the Fleet & BBQ , 30th September
3. Parish Picnic, 25th November

You are invited to make use of these occasions to


buildfriendshipswithallmembersofourcommunity.
Pleasenotethesedatesdowninyourdiary.

Moredetailsaboutmes&locaonswillbeavailable
astheeventsdrawcloser.
EcuMrNicnt Tnizr Srnvicr
The next Ecumenical Taize Service will be held on
Easter Sunday (8th April) in Tuncurry Uning Church
commencingat6pm.

Please come and join in celebrang the Resurrecon


inthespiritandstyleoftheTaizeCommunity.
Hrtr NrroroIs Tuis You?
OurParishisluckytohavededicatedparishionerswho
each week take the Gospel message into the local
StateSchoolsofForster,TuncurryandPacicPalms.

This vital Ministry is currently in need of enthusiasc


volunteers to assist students in the classroom with
the regular Scripture (SRE) teacher at Forster Public
School.

The ages involved are from Kinder to Year 2, and the


classes are from 10am to 10:30am on Fridays during
the school term. Help is needed from Term 2.

For more informaon, contact Lorea Heernan


(0408 895 951) or Fr Andrew via the Parish Oce or
Presbytery.
Ofyourcharity,pleaseprayfor:

Recently Deceased:
LesGapps,ClairKurzawski

Anniversaries:
Pat Tucker, Barry Lantry, Bonnie Favero & Alister
McMullen

And for those who are sick in the Parish


Mrssncr rnoM Fn KrviN
SrKathrynhasheardfromFrKevin,whopassesonhis
thanks for the recent leers of wellwishes, and
assuresusofhisprayersduringHolyWeekandEaster.

A copy of the email can be found on the noceboard


attherearofthechurch.
FuNrnnt Mnss ron Lrs Gnrrs
Members of the Parish community are advised the
FuneralMassforLesGappswilltakeplaceonTuesday
10th AprilatHolyFamilyCatholicChurch,Willowdene
Avenue,Luddenhamcommencingat10:30am.

Following the Funeral Mass, burial will take place at


Kemps Creek Cemetery, 230 Western Road, Kemps
Creek.
Pnnisu LuNcuroN
NextParishluncheonwillbeheldon16th April at12
noon. Roast pork, meat loaf & veggies are on the
menuaswellasdessert.Pleaseaddyournametothe
listatrearofChurch.
WrtcoMr Visi1ons
To all those vising our region over Easter weextend
a warm welcome. Have a safe and happy Easter
Season.
Cn1uotic Lrnorn & Cn1uotic Wrrktv
Copies of the Catholic Leader (Brisbane) and Catholic
Weekly (Sydney) newspapers can be found for
purchaseattherearofthechurchatacostof$2each
DiviNr Mrncv SuNonv
The second Sunday of Easter is now ocially
designatedalsoasSundayofDivineMercy.

A devoon focussed on the mercy of God arose as a


result of the wrings of Sister Fausna Kowalski, who
livedformanyyearsinKrakowwhereJohnPaulIIwas
bishop before his elecon as pope. The Divine Mercy
devoonisassociatedwithprayerscalledthechaplet
of mercy and an image of Christ with rays of light
emanangfromhisheartandthewordsJesus,Itrust
inyouinscribedontheimage.

Aer her death in 1938, the devoon to Sister


Fausna and to Divine Mercy grew in popularity
throughoutPoland.In1995PopeJohnPaulIIgranted
the request of the bishops of Poland to observe the
SundayaerEasterasDivineMercySunday.

Sister Fausna was canonised in May 2000. At the


same me, a decree was issued announcing that the
observance of Divine Mercy Sunday was extended to
the enre Roman rite. The tle Second Sunday of
Easter was to be followed, in parentheses, by the
addionaldesignaonSundayofDivineMercy.

The same decree also noted that the prayers and


readingssetdownintheSacramentaryandLeconary
for the second Sunday of Easter are always to be
used for the liturgical celebraon of this Sunday. In
other words, the Church connues to celebrate the
Lords resurrecon on this nal day of the octave of
Easter.

The secondary designaon Divine Mercy Sunday


arises from a theme in the Gospel reading from John
setdownforthisdaytheforgivenessofsins(Whose
sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven). But Gods
mercy is not the only, or even most prominent,
theme:ChristsResurreconis.

The Constuon on the Sacred Liturgy from the


Second Vacan Council spulated that popular
devoons must harmonise with the liturgical
seasons and accord with the sacred liturgy, since the
liturgy by its very nature far surpasses any of
them (CSL 13). The overarching principle in the
revision of the liturgical year was that other
celebraons, unless they be truly of overriding
ComingsoontoourParishandDiocese
www.yearofgrace.catholic.org.au
importance, must not have precedence over
Sunday(CSL106).

This understanding is reiterated in the 2002 Directory


on Popular Piety and the Liturgy: The faithful should
bemadeconsciousofthepreeminenceoftheliturgy
While sacramental acons are necessary to life in
Christ,thevariousformsofpopularpietyareproperly
oponal (DPPL11).

The document goes on to say: The formulae proper


topiousexercisesshouldnotbecommingledwiththe
liturgicalaconsprecedencemustalwaysbegivento
Sunday, solemnies, and to the liturgical seasons and
days(DPPL13).

The Divine Mercy devoon requires a novena of


prayers focussed on the passion to be recited during
the rst week of Easter. Unfortunately this is out of
kilter with the liturgy at this me which is centred on
theresurreconofChrist.

Retaining the central Easter symbols and the prayers


and readings of the day helps to ensure that the
Divine Mercy devoon does not detract from the
importance of Easter, our annual celebraon of the
fundamental mystery of our faith the death and
resurreconofChrist.

Rostrns

Readers(forthisweekendEaster)
6.30Tuncurry SharonFowle,CushlaDrake,Barbara
(Easter Vigil) Kermode,JamesLukeman,NeilPye
8amForster Anne Hartman, John Duy, Trevor
(Easter Sun) Turner
10amTuncurry PatCornish,ChrisnaMatuzny,Edna
(Easter Sun) Tucker

Readers(fornextweekend)
6pmTuncurry ColleenCashman,AnneWilson,
ValarieRoss
7amTuncurry TonyKnight,BronwynMorse,Cushla
Drake
9amForster Anne Hartman, Jackie Amato, Chris
Jones

MinistersofCommunion(forthisweekendEaster)
6.30Tuncurry Neil & Maureen Pye, Carolyn Ollie,
(Easter Sat) ValarieRoss,RuthPearson,
Jeannee Goodacre, Monica Hunt,
Tony&MaureenStevens
8amForster Jim Hunt, Pat McCarthy, Anne
(Easter Sun) Moloney,BarbaraDolahenty,
MichaelAmato,ShionyNeal,Tony&
MaureenVisser,BarbaraKermode
10amTuncurry Kay&GrahamGriths,Ley
(Easter Sun) Bartle,MaryGreig,LClarke,Cushla
Drake, Edna Tucker, Cecile Malone,
LorraineClark.

MinistersofCommunion(fornextweekend)
6pmTuncurry Neil&MaureenPye,Paul
McFadden,RuthPearson,Owen
Carroll,MaureenStevens,Sr.
Kathryn,GlenStrong,ValarieRoss
Jeannee Goodacre, Monica Hunt,
Tony&MaureenStevens
7amTuncurry Kay&GrahamGriths,Cushla
Drake, Lorraine Clark, Ley Bartle,
CecileMalone
9amForster JimHunt,JosieBeech,Anne
Hartman,RobertMoran,Chris
Williams, Michael Amato, Maureen
&TonyVisser,PatMcCarthy

ChurchCleaners(fortheweekahead)
Tuncurry Group1
Forster Group3

ColleconCount
ThisSunday Team2
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ResponsorialPsalm(forSundayonly)
Response: ThisisthedaytheLordhasmade;
letusrejoiceandbeglad.

GivethankstotheLordforheisgood,
forhislovehasnoend.
LetthesonsofIsraelsay:
Hislovehasnoend.

TheLordsrighthandhastriumphed;
hisrighthandraisedmeup.
Ishallnotdie,Ishalllive
andrecounthisdeeds.

Thestonewhichthebuildersrejected
hasbecomethecornerstone.
ThisistheworkoftheLord,
amarvelinoureyes.

Sequence (follows the Second Reading; please stay


seated)

Chrisans,tothePaschalVicmoersacriceand
praise.
ThesheepareransomedbytheLamb;
andChrist,theundeled,
hathsinnerstohisFatherreconciled.
Deathwithlifecontended:combatstrangelyended!
Life'sownChampion,slain,yetlivestoreign.
Tellus,Mary:saywhatthoudidstseeupontheway.
ThetombtheLivingdidenclose;
IsawChrist'sgloryasherose!
Theangelsthereaesng;
shroudwithgraveclothesresng.
Christ,myhope,hasrisen:hegoesbeforeyouinto
Galilee.
ThatChrististrulyrisenfromthedeadweknow.
Victoriousking,thymercyshow!

GospelAcclamaon
Alleluia,alleluia!
Christhasbecomeourpaschalsacrice;
letusfeastwithjoyintheLord.
Alleluia!
Scnrtunr RrnbNcs

ThisWeek Acts10:34,3743
Psalm117:12,1617,2223
Colossians3:14
Mark16:17

NextWeek Acts4:3235
Psalm117:24,1518,2224
1John5:16
John20:1931