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I dont know about you but since the announcement

of the resignaon of the Pope Ive been intrigued by
the amount of coverage this courageous act on the
part of Benedict XVI has received in the secular press.

I have been intrigued because the secular media, so
oen seen as indierent to religion and faith (except
for the sensaonalist dimensions thereof) have
focussed so much me, energy and space on not only
the fact of the announcement itself, but on what will
happen next: the conclave, the elecon, the future of
the Church, etc.

It has, to my mind, been quite amusing.

Regardless of what happens next, the life of the
Church will connue. Mass will sll be celebrated, the
poor will sll be assisted, the school and health care
systems operated by the Church will connue to
educate and assist the sick. The day to day mission of
the Church is not dependent upon who occupies the
Chair of Peter.

What the coverage of the pending vacancy in the
papacy in the secular media tells me is that the secular
media sll do not grasp the nature of Church, do not
understand that it is not a worldwide organisaon
that cannot funcon with our chief execuve. They
fail, in my esmaon, to grasp that the Church exists
primarily as an organisaon for its own sake, but
rather for the sake of the Kingdom that Jesus came to
preachand which all the members of the Church are
called to be part of from the day of their bapsm.

Having said that, lets connue to pray for those who
will elect a new occupant of the Chair of Peter. But
lets also connue to be about the daily work of
proclaiming the good news of Jesus.

Unl next week Fr Andrew
Fr Andrew Doohan (Parish Priest)
Mr Greg Byrne (Pastoral Associate)
Mrs Sharon Fowle (Administraon)
Sr Kathryn McCabe (Aboriginal Catholic Ministry)

The Parish Oce is at the rear of the Parish Hall and is
staed on Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm.

33 Lake Street, Forster NSW 2428
PO Box 67, Forster NSW 2428
P: (02) 6554 6304
F: (02) 6554 6425
E: or (Fr Andrew)

Holy Name Parish School (K6)
Mr Mark Mowbray (Principal)

41 Lake Street, Forster NSW 2428
PO Box 243, Forster NSW 2428
P: (02) 6554 6504
F: (02) 6554 8895

Items for inclusion in Bridgeside Bullen can be sent
to the Parish Oce or Fr Andrew, preferably by email
or wrien note, by midday on Thursday.

Bapsms are celebrated on Sundays, either during
any of our Sunday Masses or aer the 9am Mass.
Bapsmal Preparaon meengs are held on the
second Monday of each month at 7pm in the Meeng
Rooms of the Parish Hall at Forster. Please contact the
Parish Oce for more details, or visit the Parish

Weddings are celebrated by arrangement and with at
least three (and preferably more) months noce.
Please contact Fr Andrew for more details, or visit the
Parish website.
Sunday 24th February, 2013
Second Sunday of Lent, Year C
Bridgeside Bulletin
The weekly bullen of the Catholic community of
Forster and Tuncurry
Holy Name of Jesus Parish Church
33 Lake Street, Forster
St Mary, Star of the Sea Church
Cnr Kent & Peel Streets, Tuncurry
Proclaiming Christ to the communies of Forster, Tuncurry and the surrounding districts
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EvrNiNc Pnnvrn & BrNroic1ioN
Our monthly celebraon of Solemn Evening Prayer
(Vespers from the Divine Oce) & Benedicon will
take place next Sunday 3rd March in the Tuncurry
church commencing at 5:30pm. All welcome.
Tur Pnnisu Dinnv(for the week ahead)
Tue (26/2) 9am Chrisan Meditaon
(Bob 6555 5914)
3:30pm Holy Hour @ Tuncurry
4:30pm Mass @ Tuncurry
5:30pm Chrisan Meditaon
(Bob 6555 5914)

Wed (27/2) 9am Mass @ Forster
11:15 Novena to Our Lady of
Perpetual Help @ Forster

Thu (28/2) AM Fr Andrew to Newcastle
for meeng of Clergy
FundNo Mass today

Fri (1/3) 10:30am Fr Andrew to St Clares
High School, Taree for
School Massno Parish
Mass today.

Sat (2/3) 8:30am Reconciliaon @
9am Mass @ Tuncurry
4:45pm Reconciliaon @ Forster
(unl 5.15pm)
6pm Vigil Mass @ Tuncurry

Sun (3/3) 7am Mass @ Tuncurry
9am Mass @ Forster
5:30pm Evening Prayer &
Benedicon @ Tuncurry
IN voun cunni1v, rtrnsr rnnv ron:

Recently Deceased: Aaron Iori, Lillian Dixon, John
Cumiskey, Mellissa Pacey.

Anniversaries: Phillip Jones

and all those who are sick in our parish.
Music Corvnicu1 Wonksuor
The Parish will be hosng a workshop that will cover
the legislave requirements in the Australian
copyright law as it relates the church/school music,
with details of the various copyright licensing schemes
in Australia and risks associated with noncompliance.

The workshop will be held in the Parish Hall on
Thursday 7th March from 11am1pm. The session
will be repeated from 7pm9pm. All are welcome to
FnirNosuir Gnour (SrNions)
Next meet for lunch is at Frothy Coee, Smiths Lake
on Tuesday 5th March, meeng at the Forster Church
at 11.30am to car pool. New members and friends
most welcome. NB: Bookings open for the bus trip on
16th April. Total cost $55.00 which covers bus, lunch
and cruise on Hasngs River. Deposits to conrm
booking to Lorraine 6554 7056 or Ley 6554 9670.
A11rN1ioN SiNcrns nNo MusicinNs
Although the Lenten Liturgy has come and gone, the
singers and musicians who have been meeng over
the last few weeks will connue to gather on Tuesday
evenings to look at the new Mass seng and to begin
looking at our Easter music.

The next meeng will be at the Tuncurry Church at
7pm next Tuesday 26th February. All are welcome.
Dnitv Missnts
Those who have ordered a Daily Missal can collect it
from the Parish Oce. The nal cost is $42 each.
Wonto Dnv or Pnnvrn
The World Day of Prayer will commemorated on
Friday 1st March 2013, with a morning tea at 10am,
with the service of prayer beginning at 10.30am. This
year the Day of Prayer is being hosted by the Forster
Tuncurry Uning Church in their Forster church
building, and has the theme I was a stranger and you
welcomed me. All are welcome.
CunNcr 1o Pnnisu Orricr Houns
Please note that with immediate eect the Parish
Oce will be open on Wednesday and Friday each
week from 10am to 4pm.
Srrcint Cunis1Mns Cottrc1ioN
The funds from our special collecon have been
distributed to Maitland Newcastle Clergy Support,
Manning Pregnancy Support and the Local St. Vincent
de Paul Conference. Each organisaon received an
amount of $1,206.30.
A11rN1ioN SiNcrns nNo MusicinNs
Although the Lenten Liturgy has come and gone, the
singers and musicians who have been meeng over
the last few weeks will connue to gather on Tuesday
evenings to look at the new Mass seng and to begin
looking at our Easter music.

The next meeng will be at the Tuncurry Church at
7pm next Tuesday 26th February. All are welcome.
Pnojrc1 CoMrnssioN
Project Compassion donaon boxes and envelopes for
weekly contribuons are available from the rear of
the churches.
Wun1 1ur Cuuncu iN Aus1nntin is SnviNc
For those with access to the internet it is easy to stay
in touch with what the Catholic Church is saying on
issues of public importance in Australiasimply visit
the Churchs website ( and go to
the Media Centre for the latest media releases and
public statements.
Srcutnn FnnNciscnNs
The Secular Franciscans will next meet on Wednesday
6th March, coming together for the 9am Mass,
followed by a cuppa at 9:30am and then the meeng.
HvMN Tur Fncr or Cunis1
For the Year of Grace, and other quite mes of prayer.
Music: Finlandia J Sibelious, Text: Michael Herry

Jesus, in prayer your people come before you,
We seek your face,
your healing hand to hold.
Here at your feet,
we wait in quiet sllness,
You know our need,
the sigh of evry heart.
Here now in prayer,
your Spirit gently draws us;
May we become for all the face of Christ.
AovnNcr No1icrCunisM Mnss
The annual Chrism Mass will be celebrated on
Tuesday 26th March in the Cathedral Church
beginning at 7pm. All members of the diocesan
community are welcome to join with the Bishop to
celebrate this important event in the yearly life of our
Hosri1nt & HoMr Visi1s
We rely on family and friends to inform us about
those who are unwell in our community. If you know
of anyone needing a visit or Communion in hospital or
home please contact the Parish Oce.
Mrr1. En1. Nr1wonk.
Mnkr n DirrrnrNcr.
Work together to build up
Catholic life in the Hunter. Join
the Assembly of Catholic Professionals a meeng of
Catholic business minds and Church Leaders. Annual
Membership $495 (incl gst) includes four ACP lunches
and a Christmas recepon.

The Diocese has created a group called the Assembly
of Catholic Professionals (ACP) as a forum for
business women and men of the Diocese interested in
Catholic life and Church leaders to come together
quarterly, as a community, over lunch, to get to know
each other, and to discuss issues and trends in the life
of the Church.

The inaugural luncheon is on 28 February 2013 at the
Newcastle Club. Guest Speaker is former NSW and
internaonal Cricketer Rick McCosker, now Chaplain
to the Newcastle Port.

For Bookings go to or
call Mark Lees at the Diocesan Oce on 4979 1124.
Hotv Wrrk & Ens1rn TniouuM

Sat (23/3) 6pm MassTuncurry

Sun (24/3) 7am MassTuncurry
9am MassForster
3pm Ecumenical Staons of
the CrossKilaben Bay

Mon (25/3) 4:30pm MassTuncurry

Tue (26/3) 9am MassForster
7pm Chrism MassCathedral

Wed (27/3) 9am MassForster
6pm Staons of the Cross

Thu (28/3) 7pm Evening Mass of the
Lords SupperForster
10pm Night PrayerParish Hall

Fri (29/3) 10am Morning PrayerForster
3pm Celebraon of the Lords

Sat (30/3) 10am Morning PrayerForster
7:30pm Easter VigilTuncurry

Sun (31/3) 6am Ecumenical ServiceThe
Tanks, Forster
8am MassTuncurry
10am MassForster
5pm Evening PrayerForster
Hrtr Rrquinro
We are fortunate and grateful to have a number of
cleaners who have commied their me over many
years to maintaining the cleanliness of our Churches.
We are in desperate need of addional help and are
eager to hear from anyone who would be willing to
assist with this important task. If you are available to
help, please can you contact the Parish Oce on 6554
6304 or email
Oun Li1uncv Toonv

Responsorial Psalm
Response: With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness
of redempon.

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,
Lord, hear my voice!
O let your ears be aenve
to the voice of my pleading.

If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,
Lord, who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness:
for this we revere you.

My soul is waing for the Lord,
I count on his word.
My soul is longing for the Lord
more than watchman for daybreak.

Because with the Lord there is mercy
and fullness of redempon,
Israel indeed he will redeem
from all its iniquity.

Gospel Acclamaon
Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!
From the shining cloud the Fathers voice is heard:
this is my beloved Son, hear him.
Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!
IN1rncrssonv Pnnvrn Gnour
To request prayers for someone, or to join the Group,
please contact Bob Cashman on 6555 5914 leaving
your name and contact details.
Cn1uotic Lrnorn & Cn1uotic Wrrktv
The Catholic Leader (Brisbane) and Catholic Weekly
(Sydney) newspapers are available at the rear of the
churches at a cost of $2 each.
Scnir1unr RrnoiNcs

Today Genesis 15:512, 1718
Philippians 3:174:1
Luke 9:2836
Monday Daniel 9:410
Luke 6:3638
Tuesday Isaiah 1:10, 1620
Mahew 23:112
Wednesday Jeremiah 18:1820
Mahew 20:1728
Thursday Jeremiah 17:510
Luke 16:1931
Friday Genesis 37:34, 1213, 1728
Mahew 21:3343, 4546
Saturday Micah 7:1415, 1820
Luke 15:13, 1132
Next Sunday Exodus 3:18, 1315
1 Corinthians 1:16, 1012
Luke 13:19
SitrNcr iN 1ur Li1uncv
We observe silence during our liturgy (on Sundays and
weekdays) at the following mes:

1. During the Penitenal Act, aer the Presider invites
us to prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred
mysteries, in order to recollect ourselves;
2. During the Collect, aer the invitaon of the
Presider to Let us pray, again in order to recollect
ourselves; and
3. During the Liturgy of the Word, at the conclusion of
the rst & second reading and the homily, in order
that we might meditate on what we have heard.
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). This is the envelope collecon.

b) The Diocesan Clergy Collecon, providing for the
remuneraon and support of the clergy of the
diocese, will be taken up aer communion (during the
Thanksgiving Hymn or a similar me).
RrcriviNc CoMMuNioN
So that we might receive Communion in a t and
proper way, please be aware of the following:

When we process forward to receive Communion,
we are asked by the Australian Bishops to adopt a
common and unied gesture of reverence before
doing so. In Australia that gesture is a bow of the
head and shoulders (GIRM, 160). Any other form of
reverence, including a genuecon, should be
Communion by selfinncon is never permied,
since we never take Communion but rather receive
Communion. Please refrain from this inappropriate
We regret that we do not have the physical
facilies to oer communion while kneeling, and
would respecully ask you to refrain from kneeling
to receive Communion while in procession, since
this is contrary to the nature of the Communion
procession. Your cooperaon with this request is
very much appreciated.