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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.comor
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
ForMass TimespleaseseetheParishDiaryonpage2.
Items for the bullen should be submied by midday
Thursday.

TheParish OceisattherearoftheParishHallandis
openonTuesdaysandFridaysfrom10amto4pm.

Bapnsms are celebrated aer the 9am Mass Sunday


Mass at Forster. Bapsmal Preparaon meengs are
held each month at 7pm on the second Monday at
Forster.PleasecontacttheParishOcefordetails.

Weddingsarecelebratedbyarrangementandwithat
least three months noce. Please contact Fr Andrew
toarrangeanappointment.
Sunday 29th July, 2012
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
HolyNameofJesusParishChurch
33LakeStreet,Forster
StMary,StaroftheSeaChurch
CnrKent&PeelStreets,Tuncurry
From the Pastors Desk
We welcome Bishop Bill to our Parish this weekend
for his Visitaon and the Celebraon of Conrmaon
withtheyoungermembersofourfaithcommunity.

Over the coming months I am hoping to be able to


move towards the establishment of a Parish Liturgy
CommieeinForsterTuncurry.Thepurposeofsucha
Commiee would be to assist me in moderang the
liturgical life of the Parish by the establishment of
Proclaiming Christ to the communies of Forster, Tuncurry and the surrounding districts
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broad guidelines, to oer formaon and training for
those who are engaged in liturgical ministries, and to
help appropriately resource those liturgical ministries
intheParish.

The proposed Liturgy Commiee will not replace or


supersede the exisng Liturgy Team, but rather
supplementit.TheLiturgyTeamwillconnuetofull
theirexisngministryintheParishinconjunconwith
thenewCommiee.

The membership of the Commiee will be relavely


small(probablyaboutveintotal)andwillmeetona
regular basis (probably monthly) in order to full its
mandate.

Over the coming months I will be nalising the


structure and formal mandate of the new Liturgy
Commiee, and I hope to formally commission the
members of the Commiee towards the end of the
year. In the meanme, I would welcome, as always,
yourthoughtsandcommentsaboutthisdevelopment
in the life the Parish, preferably by email or wrien
note.

Unlnextweek
Fr Andrew
TPD(fortheweekahead)
Tuesday 9am ChrisanMeditaon
(Bob 6555 5914)
3:30pm HolyHour@Tuncurry
4:30pm Mass@Tuncurry
7pm ChrisanMeditaon
(Bob 6555 5914)

Wednesday 9am Mass@Forster
10:30am DeaneryMeeng@
Gloucester
11:15am NovenatoOurLadyof
PerpetualHelp@Forster
2:30pm Mass@KularooGardens

Thursday 9am Mass@Forster
PM Fr Andrew to Newcastle
for Priests/Principal Day

Friday All day Fr Andrew in Newcastle


for Priests/Principal Day
NoMass today

Saturday 8:30am Reconciliaon@


Tuncurry
9am Mass@Tuncurry
4:45pm Reconciliaon@Forster
(unl5:15pm).
6pm SundayMass@Tuncurry

Sunday 7am SundayMass@Tuncurry


9am SundayMass@Forster
KiNorncnn1rN 2013
Enrolments for Kindergarten at Holy Name School in
2013 are now being taken. Holy Name School oers
your child a wonderful, faithlled learning
environment. We would welcome the opportunity to
talkwithyouaboutallthataneducaonatHolyName
aords your children. Enrolment forms need to be
completedassoonaspossibletoensureweareaware
of the likely demand for places. Forms can be
collected from the School Oce in Lake St. For more
informaonpleasephonetheschoolon65546504.
PnoctniM 2012
A conference on the New Evangelisaon will be held
from9th11th August atTheConcourseChatswood,
Sydney. The conference address the issues of what
will help to make our Parishes stronger & more
eecve faith communies. More informaon is
availableattheParishOce.
Sour LuNcu
Our next soup lunch is on Monday 13th of August
from 12 noon. A donaon would be appreciated.
Please add your name on the list at the rear of the
Church if you are aending. If there is anyone who
could made a soup for this date would you please
contactAngelaon65555825priortonextweekend.
Fos1rn Cnnr AnnnNcrMrN1s
InthepastfewweekstheBridgeside Bullenfeatured
an advert for CatholicCares Foster Care program. Its
beenbroughttomyaenonthatCatholicCareinfact
does not oer foster care services in our local area.
My apologies for any inconvenience that may have
arisen.
CtniM Tur Dn1r!
1. An invitaon is extended to all members of the
Diocese to join the Diocesan community in
celebrang the jubilee of Priestly Ordinaon of Fr
Tony Brady (50), Fr Lex Levey (50), Fr Geo
Mulhearn(50),FrJeremyStace(50),FrGregArnold
(40)andFrJohnMcEnearney(25).TheJubileeMass
will be celebrated on Thursday 16th August at
11amatSacredHeartCathedral,NewcastleWest.
2. TheHolyNamePrimarySchoolFetewilltakeplace
onSunday 26th August,commencingaerthe9am
Mass, and concluding around 1pm. More details
willcomeclosertotheevent.
CouN1rns Rrquinro
Help is required for the Count Team to assist with
Church collectors for 2.5 hours on Sunday mornings
once every 6 weeks. Enquiries to Ted Doherty 6555
6908orleaveyournameattheParishOce.
CoNcnn1utn1ioNs!!
Congratulaons to the thirty two young members of
our Parish community who celebrated the Sacrament
of Conrmaon with our Bishop yesterday. I would
encourage you to remember them in your prayers
over coming days and weeks, parcularly as they
begin their preparaon to make their First
Communionincomingmonths.
FnirNosuir Gnour (SrNions)
Our next oung is for lunch at Nabiac Hotel on
Tuesday 7th August. Please meet at the Tuncurry
Churchat11:30aminordertocarpool(NB:Thebusis
not available). Please contact Lorraine (6554 7056) or
Ley(65549670)formoreinformaon.
Srcutnn FnnNciscnNs
The Secular Franciscans will meet at 9.00am Mass on
Wednesday 1st August, followed by a cuppa and
meeng. You are warmly invited to join us. Phone
Sueon65559446.
Socint Jus1icr SuNonv
The Catholic Church in Australia will celebrate Social
Jusce Sunday on 30th September. This years Social
Jusce Statement is entled: The Gi of Family in
Dicult Times: The social and economic challenges
facing families today.

TheStatementcelebratesthevitalroleoffamilyinour
society and examines the pressures that threaten its
stability. Work demands, living costs and forces of
consumerism are some aspects of our society that
impact on families. As Chrisans we are called to be
supporveofallfamilies,especiallythoseincrisisand
greatestneed.

ForfurtherdetailsabouttheSocialJusceStatement,
visit the Australian Catholic Social Jusce Council
website(www.socialjusce.catholic.org.au)orcall(02)
83063499.

Please Note: The Parish has ordered copies of the


Statement which will be made available on Social
Jusce Sunday.
Oto Monitr PuoNrs Nrroro
The Forster Neighbourhood Centre has iniated a
major campaign to raise funds for the Forster
Womens Shed, supporng women and children in
crisis. Sr. Kathryn would be most grateful to receive
old mobile phones. Please deposit them in the box
providedattherearoftheChurch.
IN1rncrssonv Pnnvrn Gnour
To request prayers for someone, or to become a
member of the ForsterTuncurry Intercessory Prayer
Group, please contact Bob Cashman on 6555 5914
leavingyournameandcontactdetails.
Nrw SuNonv Missnts
Itwouldbeappreciatedifthoseparishionerswhohad
originally ordered a copy of the new Sunday Missals
could arrange to collect their copy from the Parish
Oceassoonaspossible.Thenalcostwas$30each.
Wun1 1ur Cuuncu iN Aus1nntin is SnviNc
Forthosewithaccesstotheinternetitiseasytostay
in touch with what the Catholic Church is saying on
issues of public importance in Australiasimply visit
theChurchswebsite(www.catholic.org.au)andgoto
the Media Centre for the latest media releases and
publicstatements.
Srrcint Nrros Mnss
Each Child Is Special, they are just special in many
dierent ways at dierent mes. They may have
learning, social or behavioural issues; physical
limitaons; unique gis or talents; recent experience
with grief, loss, separaon; or they may be new
arrivals to Australia. The diversity of special needs in
childrenisvast.

OnWednesday 29th August,BishopBillwilljoinwith


the diocesan community at 7pm at Sacred Heart
Cathedral, Newcastle to celebrate those families and
children with special needs, and you are warmly
invited to come along to celebrate all our special
childrenandthosewhosharetheirjourney.

For further informaon please contact Linda McNeil,


Parent Liaison and Resources, by phone (4979 1303)
oremail(pnf_federaon@mn.catholic.edu.au)
WrtcoMr!
Wewelcometoourcommunityoffaiththosewhoare
bapsedwithwaterandtheHolySpiritthisweekend:

Malachi Jay Wynter, son of Brayden Wynter &


KriseLeeRidgeway.
CoNrinMn1ioN is 1ur rrnrrc1ioN or
Bnr1isM
Although, in the West, Conrmaon is usually
received as a teenager, several years aer making
FirstCommunion,theCatholicChurchconsidersitthe
secondofthethreeSacramentsofIniaon(Bapsm
being the rst and Communion the third).
Conrmaon is regarded as the perfecon of
Bapsm, because, as the introducon to the Rite of
Conrmaonstates:
by the sacrament of Conrmaon, [the bapzed] are
moreperfectlyboundtotheChurchandareenriched
with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they
are,astruewitnessesofChrist,areobligedtospread
and defend the faith by word and deed.Many people
think of the laying on of hands, which signies the
descent of the Holy Spirit, as the central act in the
Sacrament of Conrmaon. The essenal element,
however, is the anoinng of the conrmand (the
person being conrmed) with chrism (an aromac oil
thathasbeenconsecratedbyabishop),accompanied
by the words "Be sealed with the Gi of the Holy
Spirit. This seal is a consecraon, represenng the
safeguarding by the Holy Spirit of the graces
conferredontheChrisanatBapsm.

(ByScoP.Richert,About.comGuide)
Rostrns

Readers(forthisweekend)
6pmTuncurry FrankHayman,LouHope,Bob
Cashman
7amTuncurry LeyBartle,KristyRagno,Tony
Knight
9amForster JohnDuy,KrisKoch,IrisBailey

Readers(fornextweekend)
6pmTuncurry Colleen Cashman, Geraldine Mullen,
MonicaHunt
7amTuncurry JohnHahn,CecileMalone,Mary
Greig
9amForster MaureenVisser,JohnDuy,Greg
Byrne

MinistersofCommunion(forthisweekend)
6pmTuncurry JeaneeGoodacre,LouHope,
MonicaHunt,RuthPearson,
Monique Piscopo, Margaret Smith,
Tony&MaureenStevens,Carolyn
Ollie
7amTuncurry LorraineClark,BernadeeDaczko
Cushla Drake, Cecile Malone, Kay &
GrahamGriths.
9amForster MichaelAllen,JosiBeech,Greg&
Lauranne Byrne, Elle CairnsCowan,
BarbaraDolahenty,JohnDuy,Anne
Hartman,BarbaraKermode.

MinistersofCommunion(fornextweekend)
6pmTuncurry Owen Carroll, Neville Fox, Jeanee
Goodacre,BurnessGoodlet,Frank
Hayman,PatHooker,LouHope,
MonicaHunt,RobynMilligan.
7amTuncurry LeyBartle,KathCopas,Cushla
Drake,MaryGreig,Kay&Graham
Griths.
9amForster Viv&MichaelAllen,Jackie&Mick
Amato,JosiBeech,Greg&Lauranne
Byrne,ElleCairnsCowan,Barbara
Dolahenty

ChurchCleaners(fortheweekahead)
Tuncurry Group1
Forster Group3

ColleconCount
ThisSunday Team6
NextSunday Team1
Oun Ltuncv Tobnv

ResponsorialPsalm
Response: ThehandoftheLordfeedsus;
heanswersallourneeds.

Allyourcreaturesshallthankyou,OLord,
andyourfriendsshallrepeattheirblessing.
Theyshallspeakofthegloryofyourreign
anddeclareyourmight,OGod.

Theeyesofallcreatureslooktoyou
andyougivethemtheirfoodindueme.
Youopenwideyourhand,
grantthedesiresofallwholive.

TheLordisjustinallhisways
andlovinginallhisdeeds.
Heisclosetoallwhocallhim,
whocallonhimfromtheirhearts.

GospelAcclamaon
Alleluia,alleluia!
Agreatprophethasappearedamongus;
Godhasvisitedhispeople.
Alleluia!

Ofyourcharity,pleaseprayfor:

Anniversaries:
Con&EllenHogan,JohnMauriceFavero

andallthosewhoaresickinourparish.
Cn1uotic Lrnorn & Cn1uotic Wrrktv
Copies of the Catholic Leader (Brisbane) and Catholic
Weekly (Sydney)canbefoundforpurchaseattherear
ofthechurchatacostof$2each.
Oun Pnnisu Cottrc1ioNs
a) The Parish Collecon, providing for the needs of
the parish and its ministry, is taken up during the
presentaon and preparaon of the gis (the
oertory).Thisistheenvelopecollecon.

b) The Diocesan Clergy Collecon, providing for the


remuneraon and support of the clergy of the
diocese,willbetakenupaercommunion(duringthe
ThanksgivingHymnorasimilarme).
Scnrtunr RrnbNcs
ThisWeek 2Kings4:4244
Ephesians4:16
John6:115
NextWeek Exodus16:24,1215
Ephesians4:17,2024
John6:2435
Ros1rns
Minister for Communion rosters for August are
availableattherearofthechurch.