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FnoM 1ur Pns1on’s Drsk
There was, apparently, a football match of some
signiﬁcance during the week that’s just gone. In fact, it
was hard to miss the event given the way the
Australian media in NSW and Queensland bombarded
the public square with minute details of the pre‐match
dramas, the match itself, and the post‐match post
mortems that have become almost obligatory.
Although I can enjoy a good athlec compeon as
much as the next person, I am constantly bemused by
the way in which professional sport is portrayed in
Australian society. There are mes when, upon seeing
the coverage in the media, the conspiratorial part of
my brain begins to wonder if it’s all some great
aempt to distract the Australian populace from the
really important issues that are facing our society.
As Chrisans, as followers of Jesus, we all have a
responsibility to engage with the really important
issues, and to do so from a speciﬁc Chrisan
perspecve. We are not called to isolate ourselves
from the world but rather to enter into dialogue with
the world, boldly and conﬁdently, in order to show
society that there is the possibility of another way of
Now that doesn’t mean we need to ignore our sports.
In fact, enjoying our sporng pasmes, whether as
parcipant or spectator, is a good thing. Perhaps,
however, the challenge for those of us who claim the
tle of Chrisan is to not allow ourselves to become
so engrossed in the reporng of sports that we forget
that there are more signiﬁcant and important issues
that are also worthy of our aenon and energy.
And somemes those more important issues need to
take priority over the football.
Unl next week…
Fr Andrew Doohan (Parish Priest)
Mr Greg Byrne (Pastoral Associate)
Mrs Sharon Fowle (Administraon)
Sr Kathryn McCabe (Aboriginal Catholic Ministry)
The Parish Oﬃce is at the rear of the Parish Hall and is
staﬀed 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: email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org (Fr Andrew)
Holy Name Parish School (K‐6)
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 Oﬃce 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 Oﬃce 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
Sunday 9th June, 2013
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
The weekly bullen of the
Catholic Parish of Forster 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
Tur Pnnisu Dinnv…(for the week ahead)
Mon (10/6) 7pm Bapsm Preparaon
Meeng @ Forster
Tue (11/6) 9am Chrisan Meditaon
(Bob 6555 5914)
11am Mass @ GLAICA House
3:30pm Holy Hour @ Tuncurry
4:30pm Mass @ Tuncurry
5:30pm Chrisan Meditaon
(Bob 6555 5914)
Wed (12/6) AM Fr Andrew aending
Clergy Brieﬁng in
11:15am Novena to Our Lady of
Perpetual Help @ Forster
2pm Liturgy of the Word @
5:30pm Finance Commiee
Meeng @ Forster
Thu (13/6) All Day Fr Andrew to Newcastle
for Council of Priests &
Liturgy Council—No Mass
Fri (14/6) AM Fr Andrew to Newcastle
for School Principal
Interview Panel for St
Sat (15/6) 8:30am Reconciliaon @
9am Mass @ Tuncurry
4:45pm Reconciliaon @ Forster
6pm Mass @ Tuncurry
Sun (16/6) 7am Mass @ Tuncurry
9am Mass @ Forster
Rrcutnn Pnnisu Ac1ivi1irs
The Sacrament of Reconciliaon is available every
Saturday morning in the Tuncurry church from 8:30am
unl the beginning of the 9am Mass, and Saturday
aernoon in the Forster church from 4:45pm unl
5:15pm. The Sacrament is also available at other mes
by contacng Fr Andrew.
A Holy Hour is observed each Tuesday aernoon in
the Tuncurry from 3:30pm, with Mass at 4:30pm.
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
The Novena is prayed every Wednesday in the Forster
church commencing at 11:15am, and is followed at
12pm by a light lunch in the Parish Hall.
Chrisan Meditaon Group
The Chrisan Meditaon Group meets in the morning
and aernoon each Tuesday. For more informaon,
please contact Bob on 6555 5914.
Bapsm Preparaon Meeng
The next Bapsm Preparaon Meeng will take place
in the Parish Hall’s meeng rooms on Monday 10th
June commencing at 7pm.
Evening Prayer & Benedicon
Our monthly celebraon of Solemn Evening Prayer
(from the Divine Oﬃce) & Benedicon will be
celebrated on Sunday 7th July in the Tuncurry church
commencing at 5:30pm. All welcome.
Collecon of Foodstuﬀs for Homebase
The next monthly collecon of non‐perishable food
items for use by Homebase to assist young people in
need in our community will take place on Sunday 7th
July. Your donaon of items can be placed in the
basket available at all Masses that weekend.
Secular Franciscan Fraternity
The Secular Franciscans will next meet on Wednesday
3rd July, coming together for the 9am Mass, followed
by a cuppa at 9:30am and then the meeng.
The menALIVE Groups
The morning group will next meet on Wednesday 19th
June aer 9am Mass, while the evening group will
next meet on Thursday 27th June at 7:30pm.
Maintenance & Gardening Group
The next maintenance day will take place on Thursday
20th June, starng at Tuncurry at 8am and then
moving on to Forster, where the day will conclude
with a cuppa. More volunteers are always most
welcome. For more informaon, contact Howard on
IN voun cunni1v, rtrnsr rnnv ron:
Those recently deceased
Those whose anniversaries occur about now
All those in our community who are sick
ANNivrnsnnv or Eriscornt OnoiNn1ioN
Next Saturday, 15th June, marks the second
anniversary of the episcopal ordinaon of Bishop Bill
as the eighth Bishop of Maitland‐Newcastle. Please
remember him in your prayers over the coming week.
A Cnrro To Livr Bv: Fni1u PnoctniMro,
Sunnro, Crtrnnn1ro, Livro.
Our Parish will be hosng a three hour reﬂecve
workshop, facilitated by Virginia Bourke rsj, to
contemplate the face of Christ through the lens of our
The workshop will be held on Saturday 27th July from
10am to 1pm in the Holy Name School Hall.
RSVPs are encouraged but not essenal, and can be
made with TWEC (email@example.com or 4930 9601).
We welcome to our community of faith Beau Brennan,
son of Lisa, who is to be bapsed with water and the
Holy Spirit this weekend.
Tni‐DiocrsnN CovrNnN1 Li1uncv
This year’s Ecumenical Service of Worship to renew
the Tri‐Diocesan Covenant will take place on
Wednesday 19th June at St John the Bapst Catholic
Church, 54 Victoria Road, Woy Woy.
The service will be jointly lead by Bishops David
Walker, Peter Stuart and Bill Wright. All are welcome!
A friendly reminder that the ﬁnancial year is coming to
a close, and we sincerely thank you for your connued
support of our Parish. If you would like to join the
Planned Giving Program, please contact Greg at the
parish oﬃce 6554 6304.
The new envelopes will be available in a couple of
weeks. Would you please write FORSTER or
TUNCURRY on your envelope so that we can have
the new envelopes in the right church for you.
Anyone wanng a tax receipt, would you please
write TAX on your envelope. Thank you.
Tickets are now available aer Sunday Masses at both
Forster and Tuncurry in a raﬄe to support the ongoing
maintenance of both our church buildings. A range of
great prizes are on oﬀer. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for
$5. For more informaon or to arrange ckets please
contact Val Ross on 6555 7263.
UncrN1 ‐ Cuuncu CtrnNrns Nrroro
We are in desperate need of more church cleaners as
our voluntary workers near rerement. If you are able
to help once every three weeks please contact the
church oﬃce on 6554 6304. If no volunteers are
available we will need to consider hiring cleaning
VotuN1rrn Scnir1unr (SRE) Trncurns
nNo Assis1nN1s Nrroro
Do you enjoy working with children and having the
opportunity to share your faith? Are you willing to do
some training that is useful and enjoyable? Are you
willing to volunteer for an hour a week? Are you
willing to be mentored? We are currently looking for
people to assist with the Ministry in either the role of
SRE Teacher (Catechist) or Assistant. SRE is held each
Friday of the school term at Forster, Tuncurry and
Paciﬁc Palms Public Schools. You are welcome to come
along to observe a class if you are unsure.
For informaon please contact either Lorea
Heﬀernan 0408 895 951 or Father Andrew.
Please note: This is a Child‐related employment
posion and all requirements of the Working With
Children Check apply.
AN Ar1rnNooN or Cunis1inN Music
The Sydney Fesval Male Voice Choir will be
presenng a concert on Saturday 22nd June
beginning at 2:30pm in the Forster Bapst Church.
Donaons will be invited to support our local High
School Chaplaincy through Great Lakes Educaon
Chrisan Care Associaon (GLECCA).
Hotv NnMr Scuoot Fr1r
Donaons for the school fete are being collected at
the school. They include pre loved toys, books, clothes
and items for the white elephant stall. Various cra
items to include knied coat hangers, scarves, cakes
and plants can be dropped oﬀ closer to me of the
event, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday 25th
August. The school is also calling on anyone who can
assist on the day. Please contact Kristy Ragno on 6555
5173 or 0479 135 133.
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 Oﬃce.
Ros1rns ron JuNr nNo Jutv
New rosters are available from the rear of the Church.
Flower rosters for the year are also available. We are
using a new soware program to develop the rosters.
It can automacally send reminders to those who
have an email address. If you would like to receive
these noﬁcaons, please contact Sharon at the oﬃce
CunNcrs 1o 1ur Fnnc1ioN Ri1r—A
As menoned recently in the Bridgeside Bullen we
will be changing the way the Fracon Rite is
celebrated during our Parish Masses between now and
the end of July. A summary of the changes can be
Essenally the changes are about when the Fracon
Rite begins, and what happens thereaer.
The Fracon Rite does not begin unl aer the Sign of
Peace is completed, that is unl a level of sllness has
returned amid the assembly. Only aer the presider
determined that it is the right does he then break the
consecrated bread in preparaon for communion,
which acon signals the beginning of the Fracon Rite.
Only aer the presider has begun to break the
consecrated bread do the musicians (or, in the
absence of musicians, the assembly) begin to sing or
say “The Lamb of God”. It is important to not begin
this chant unl the appropriate moment. This is
parcularly important on those occasions (such as at
weekday Masses) when there is no music. We should
not pre‐empt this acon simply because we have
ﬁnished giving the Sign of Peace to others around us.
The ming of the beginning of the Fracon Rite
belongs to the presider.
Ministers of Communion are asked to either move
into the sanctuary of the church during the Sign of
Peace or wait unl “The Lamb of God” has ﬁnished
before doing so. In order that this change in ming not
unduly delay our celebraon of Mass, it has been
suggested that Ministers of Communion might like to
consider sing closer to the front of the church when
they are rostered on.
If you would like more informaon about these
changes, you can either speak with Fr Andrew (email
or telephone) or you can download the original
Pracce Note from the Liturgy Resources secon of
the Diocesan website (www.mn.catholic.org.au/
Those who receive holy communion are to abstain for
one hour beforehand from all food and drink with the
excepon of water and medicine. This does not apply
to the elderly, the sick and those who care for them,
or to priests celebrang a second or third Mass on a
It is most strongly recommended that the faithful
receive holy communion in the course of a Eucharisc
celebraon. (CCL 918‐919)
WiN1rn Sour LuNcuroNs nnr Bnck
Our ﬁrst soup luncheon this Winter will be on Monday
17th June at 12 noon in the church hall at Forster.
To assist with catering please indicate your intenon
to aend by placing your name on the list at the rear
of the Church. During July and August our soup
luncheons will be held on 2nd and 4th Mondays of
each month. Please come along and catch
up with friends and parishioners. Any further
informaon or to assist with catering please phone
Angela on 6555 5825.
JoiNiNc Goo iN MissioN
On Saturday 20th July the Diocesan Cursillo
movement will be holding a reﬂecon day in the
Forster Parish Hall.
All Parishioners are invited to join us as we reﬂect
upon “Joining God in Mission”.
The day will begin at 9.30am and conclude at 4.30pm.
BYO lunch. Tea and Coﬀee provided. Contact Anne
Moloney for further informaon on 6555 8918.
“A GREAT PROPHET HAS APPEARED
AMONG US; GOD HAS VISITED
CoMMuNioN: Pnn1icirn1ioN iN Sncniricr
on n CoMMooi1v?
The following arcle, wrien by Elizabeth Harrington,
was published in The Catholic Leader last weekend,
and I reproduce it here...
I had a call recently from someone checking if there
was anything in the Missal or the General Instrucon
of the Roman Missal that gives permission for the
faithful to stand with arms raised and palms turned
upwards during the Lord’s Prayer at Mass. If not, my
caller said, she intended to demand that the parish
priest stop the pracce immediately.
I replied that, despite historical evidence concerning
the orans posion, nothing was set down in the oﬃcial
liturgical books. I then asked my enquirer if
Communion was ever distributed from the tabernacle
at Mass in her parish and when she replied in the
aﬃrmave, I suggested that she might start with
eﬀorts to eliminate that abnormal pracce which also
is not oﬃcially sanconed but has far more serious
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the General
Instrucon of the Roman Missal (GIRM), the “driver’s
manual” as it were for the Roman Missal, a revised
version of which was implemented in Australia in
2008. As explained then, while the overall content of
the GIRM has not changed, there are several key
aspects which are yet to be fully implemented.
Communion from the altar only at Mass is one of
Nowhere in the General Instrucon or other
documents regulang eucharisc pracce is
permission given to distribute hosts from the
tabernacle during Mass.
The presupposion is that hosts in the tabernacle are
used for Communion to the housebound and that the
normal pracce during Mass is to distribute to those
present what has been consecrated at that Mass.
The GIRM spells it out quite clearly: “It is most
desirable that the faithful, just as the priest himself is
bound to do, receive the Lord’s body from hosts
consecrated at the same Mass … so that even by
means of the signs Communion will stand out more
clearly as a parcipaon in the sacriﬁce actually being
celebrated.” (# 85)
Despite this, it is not uncommon to see a minister go
to the tabernacle during the “Lamb of God” and place
on the altar a ciborium of hosts which are distributed
The dynamic of the Eucharist is one connuous
movement. In the procession of gis, the faithful
present the bread and wine for the sacriﬁce, along
with the gi of their lives, to be blessed by God and
then received back as the Body and Blood of Christ
when they come forward in procession for Holy
To be fed with the Body of Christ from the tabernacle
and not from what was consecrated at the Mass being
celebrated breaks the connecon between sacriﬁce
There can be no Communion without sacriﬁce, and
this is symbolised most clearly when we receive
Communion from what we ourselves have oﬀered.
I agree with what liturgical scholar, Kevin Seasoltz,
said in his 2007 book, God’s Gi Giving: In Christ and
Through the Spirit:
“Unfortunately, many Chrisans, perhaps especially
Roman Catholics, give the impression that the
Eucharist is simply a commodity to be consumed, one
that is readily available in Communion services or in
the Tabernacle, but without any responsibility of
involvement in the whole Eucharisc acon and in
living out the demands of the Eucharist in daily life.”
The reason I include this arcle in this week’s
Bridgeside Bullen is quite simple: the point Elizabeth
Harrington makes very much applies to our own
The purpose of reserving the Blessed Sacrament is
twofold: the enable communion to be taken to the sick
and dying, and for personal prayer and adoraon. That
we use the Reserved Sacrament regularly to distribute
communion during our celebraon of the Eucharist
seems to be at odds with what we do during the
celebraon of Mass.
I would like our Parish to move, at some point in the
not too distant future, to a situaon where when our
community gathers to celebrate Eucharist all those
who gather receive Communion from the hosts that
are consecrated at that celebraon of the Eucharist.
Before doing so, I would welcome feedback from the
Parish community as to your thoughts on the maer,
in parcular any advantages or disadvantages you
might see in such a proposal, along with any concerns
you may have.
As in the past, I would ask you to communicate your
thoughts either in wrien form or by email so that I
can consider all submissions before proceeding to
make a decision about our Parish’s future pracce. My
email address can be found on the front page of the
Orron1uNi1irs Ou1sior Tur Pnnisu
Diocesan Schools Music Fesval
The Diocesan schools music fesval, DioSounds, is
being held on Thursday 13th June at 6:30pm at the
Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Enjoy a night featuring
musical performances by students from our Diocesan
secondary schools. A unique and extraordinary
experience not to be missed. Book at the Civic Theatre
or online via Ticketek (search “DioSounds”). Tickets
are $28 for adults, and $15 for students.
NSW State RCIA Conference
The Diocese of Maitland‐Newcastle is hosng the 2013
Rite of Chrisan Iniaon of Adults NSW State
Conference between Friday 14th June and Sunday
16th June. Topics for discussion included Mahew’s
Gospel: An Introducon, Guiding Meditaon, and
Breaking Open the Word. The venue is the Diocesan
Centre, 841 Hunter St, Newcastle West. For more
informaon contact Loreo Lynch on 4933 4725 or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Alive in the Spirit” Presentaons
Catholic Charismac Renewal NSW invites you to
these presentaon by Fr Ken Barker mgl & MGL Sisters
on Saturday 15th June between 2pm and 5pm at St
Joseph’s Parish Hall, cnr Victoria Road & Gordon St,
Rozelle. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
This Time In The Church
The Diocesan Social Jusce Council is hosng a visit by
Fr Michael Kelly sj, who will present an address “This
me in the Church”. The conversaon will look at the
crisis of organisaonal leadership in the Church and
how the Church can face the hard facts of the NSW
Special Inquiry and Royal Commission. The date is
Tuesday 18th June at the Victor Peters Suite,
Hamilton. For further informaon and to RSVP please
Day of Reﬂecon and Prayer with Bishop Bill
A day of reﬂecon and prayer with Bishop Bill will be
held on Friday 21st June from 10am to 2:30pm at Tea
Gardens. This year’s reﬂecon will focus on the theme
“Faith Filled”. For more informaon contact Jenny
Harris 4979 1328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Presentaon by Bishop Pat Power
Bishop Pat Power, rered Auxiliary Bishop of Canberra
‐Goulburn will speak on “What I see as the most
urgent issues facing the Church today”. Come and join
us in an animated discussion over a two‐course meal
on Friday 21st June at 7pm at Villa Maria Parish Hall,
cnr Mary St and Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill.
Reservaons are essenal—please phone 9990 7003
or email catalyst‐for‐email@example.com.
ACTiv8 “Bale of the Bands”
The Chisholm Region’s Youth Team—ACTiv8—is
hosng a music event for young people. This Chisholm
“Bale of the Bands” will be held on Friday 28th June
from 7pm at East Maitland Bowling Club. Tickets are
$10 or $15 at the door. Contact Melissa Fenech by
email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
0422 500 429 for band registraons and ckets.
Winter Reﬂecon Day—Back to Simplicity
Tenison Woods Educaon Centre invites you to a
Winter Reﬂecon Day with Carmel Moore rsj from
Living Waters Meditaon Centre. The date is Saturday
29th June between 10am and 3pm at TWEC, St
Joseph’s Convent, New England Highway, Lochinvar.
The cost is $20 (concession $10) and morning tea &
lunch is provided. Please RSVP by 25th June by
phoning 4930 9601 or emailing email@example.com.
2013 “Tradions” Conference
The University of Notre Dame Australia will host
Australian and internaonal speakers exploring the
Church’s role in a world of conﬂicng tradions. The
Conference will be held between Tuesday 2nd July and
Friday 5th July at various Sydney locaons. For more
informaon visit www.tradion2013.nd.edu.au.
An Ecumenical Future?
The Centre for Ecumenical Studies presents “An
Ecumenical Future?” on Friday 5th July at the Catholic
Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East
Melbourne. Please RSVP by 27th June to Ray
Williamson by telephone on 02 6272 6213 or email
Bringing Baby Home Program
CatholicCare Social Services is facilitang a new
program called Bringing Baby Home which is aimed at
parents who are expecng their ﬁrst or second child.
CatholicCare is currently looking for around 10 couples
to parcipate in the ﬁrst program being facilitated on
July 20th and 27th in Newcastle.
If you are interested, are expecng, or have your ﬁrst
or second child and want to work on your relaonship
to help enhance family life and ease the stressors in
transion to parenng, please contact Robyn Donnelly
on 4979 1172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Where the Hell is God?”
You are warmly invited to a presentaon by Fr Richard
Leonard based on his book, “Where the Hell is God?”
on Monday 12th August at St Mary Mackillop Church,
Warnervale. Please RSVP by Friday 9th August 2013,
via www.trybooking.com/49218 or by telephone on
9847 0448 or 4332 9825.
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 ev’ry heart.
Here now in prayer,
your Spirit gently draws us;
May we become for all the face of Christ.
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 Australia—simply visit
the Church’s website (www.catholic.org.au) and go to
the Media Centre for the latest media releases and
Wonk Hrnt1u & Snrr1v INronMn1ioN
The Diocese of Maitland‐Newcastle is commied to
ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its workers
(i.e. employee, contractor or subcontractor, employee
of contractor or subcontractor, employee of labour
hire company, outworker, apprence or trainee work
experience student and volunteer), visitors and the
public in workplaces and also the health and safety of
those who may be aﬀected by its operaons. In
securing workplace health and safety, the Diocese
promises to pursue best pracce in Work Health and
Safety (WHS), fulﬁl its statutory dues with regard to
WHS and through connual improvement strive to
prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
If you become aware of any hazard on parish property,
or suﬀer an incident or injury while on parish
property, you are asked to let Fr Andrew or the Parish
Oﬃce know as soon as possible in order that the
appropriate steps can be taken.
If there is any maer concerning Work Health & Safety
that you wish to raise or have considered by the
Parish, please contact Fr Andrew who will bring the
maer to the aenon of the appropriate person.
WnsuiNc MncuiNr Nrroro
Sr Kathryn is seeking a working washing machine.
Please phone 6554 6470.
Those who have more come to the aid of
those who lack, and we are constantly
together. Over all that we receive we
bless the Maker of all things through his
Son Jesus Christ and through the Holy
Spirit. And on the day called Sunday
there is a meeting in one place of those
who live in cities or the country, and the
memoirs of the apostles or the writing of
the prophets are read as long as time
permits. Then we all stand up together
and offer prayers. And, as said before,
when we have finished the prayer, bread
is brought, and wine and water, and the
president similarly sends up prayers and
thanksgivings to the best of his ability,
and the congregation assents, saying the
Amen; the distribution and reception of
the consecrated [elements] by each one
takes place and they are sent to the
absent by the deacons. Those who
prosper, and who so wish, contribute,
each one as much as each chooses to.
What is collected is deposited with the
president, and he takes care of orphans
and widows, and those who are in want
on account of sickness or any other cause,
and those who are in bonds, and the
strangers who are sojourners among [us],
and, briefly, he is the protector of all
those in need. We all hold this common
gathering on Sunday, since it is the first
day, on which God transforming darkness
and matter made the universe, and Jesus
Christ our Saviour rose from the dead on
the same day.
Jusn (second century)
Oun Li1uncv Toonv
Response: I will praise you, Lord,
for you have rescued me.
I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me
and have not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O Lord, you have raised my soul from the dead,
restored me to life from those who sink into the
Sing psalms to the Lord, you who love him,
give thanks to his holy name.
His anger lasts a moment; his favour through life.
At night there are tears, but joy comes with dawn.
The Lord listened and had pity.
The Lord came to my help.
For you have changed my mourning into dancing;
O Lord my God, I will thank you for ever.
A great prophet has appeared among us;
God has visited his people.
Today 1 Kings 17:17‐24
Monday 2 Corinthians 1:1‐7
Tuesday Acts 11:21‐26
Wednesday 2 Corinthians 3:4‐11
Thursday 2 Corinthians 3:15—4:1, 3‐6
Friday 2 Corinthians 4:7‐15
Saturday 2 Corinthians 5:14‐21
Next Sunday 2 Samuel 12:7‐10, 13
Galaans 2:16, 19‐20
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
“oﬀertory”). 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).
So that we might receive Communion in a ‘ﬁt and
proper’ way, please be aware of the following:
When we process forward to receive Communion,
we have been asked by the Australian Bishops to
adopt a common and uniﬁed 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 genuﬂecon, should
therefore be avoided.
Communion by ‘self‐inncon’ (‘self‐dipping’) is
never permied, since we receive Communion and
never take Communion. Please refrain from this
We regret that we do not have the physical
facilies to oﬀer communion while kneeling, and
respecully ask you to refrain from kneeling to
receive Communion while part of the procession,
since this is contrary to the nature of the
Communion procession itself. Your cooperaon in
honouring this request is very much appreciated,
and we thank you for your consideraon.
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
3. During the Liturgy of the Word, at the conclusion of
the ﬁrst reading in order that we might meditate
on what we have heard;
4. During the Liturgy of the Word, at the conclusion of
the second reading in order that we might
meditate on what we have heard; and
5. During the Liturgy of the Word, at the conclusion of
the homily in order that we might meditate on
what we have heard.
IN1rncrssonv Pnnvrn Gnour
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your name and contact details.
Cn1uotic Lrnorn & Cn1uotic Wrrktv
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(Sydney) newspapers are available at the rear of the
churches at a cost of $2 each.
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