FnoM 1ur Pns1on’s Drsk
I was recently asked by a non‐Catholic friend of mine
who reads the Bridgeside Bullen every week just why
we refer to Ordinary Time as part of the Church’s year.
Never one to miss a ‘teaching moment’ I took the
opportunity to tell my friend that there was in fact
nothing ordinary about Ordinary Time. In doing so I
was reminding myself of the signiﬁcance as well, since
we all can become inoculated to the signiﬁcance of
things like the nature of Ordinary Time by our
constant exposure to these ‘essenals’.
As I told my friend, the nature of Ordinary Time comes
not from the common contemporary deﬁnion of the
word ‘ordinary’ as meaning commonly encountered or
of no exceponal signiﬁcance, but rather from the
same root from which we get ordered. Ordinary Time
then is the ordered or structured presentaon of the
truths contained in the Scripture, and to which we are
exposed in an ordered and structured way across that
part of the liturgical year which is not one of the
Walking through Ordinary Time allows us to both hear
and be taught by a broader range of Scriptures that
are not dependent upon the whim of the preacher (for
which I am always thankful!) and therefore allows us
to have broader approach to the teachings of the
Chrisan faith that these Scriptures give us access to.
As we move through the remaining weeks of Ordinary
Time for our current liturgical year I hope we might
always remember that there is nothing ordinary about
what we hear.
I was also reminded recently that some me ago I
indicated that I would be looking at what form of
liturgical celebraon could be held in the Parish on
those days when I am absent either on Annual Leave
(Connued on page 7)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com (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 7th July, 2013
Fourteenth 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)
Today 5:30pm Evening Prayer and
Benedicon @ Tuncurry
Mon (8/7) 7pm Bapsm Preparaon @
Tue (9/7) 9am Chrisan Meditaon
(Bob 6555 5914)
11am Anoinng Mass @
3:30pm Holy Hour @ Tuncurry
4:30pm Mass @ Tuncurry
5:30pm Chrisan Meditaon
(Bob 6555 5914)
Wed (10/7) 9am Mass @ Forster
9:30am menALIVE Morning
Group @ Forster
11:15am Novena to Our Lady of
Perpetual Help @ Forster
5:30pm Finance Commiee
meeng @ Forster
Thu (11/7) All Day Fr Andrew to Newcastle
Fri (12/7) 9:30am Mass @ Forster
Sat (13/7) 8:30am Reconciliaon @
9am Mass @ Tuncurry
4:45pm Reconciliaon @ Forster
6pm Mass @ Tuncurry
Sun (14/7) 7am Mass @ Tuncurry
9am Mass @ Forster
Nniooc Wrrk 71u ‐ 131u Jutv, 2013
Let us honour and remember in prayer our Aboriginal
peoples especially the Worimi and Biripi Naons.
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 8th July
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
7th August, 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 10th
July aer the 9am Mass, while the evening group will
next meet on Thursday 25th July at 7:30pm.
Maintenance & Gardening Group
A small group of gardeners worked through the cold
weather last week to keep our grounds looking
prisne. The next maintenance day will be on
Thursday 18th July, starng at Tuncurry at 8am and
then on to Forster, followed by a cuppa. More
volunteers welcome. Contact Howard 6557 6826.
IN voun cunni1v, rtrnsr rnnv ron:
Those recently deceased
Those whose anniversaries occur about now
Greg Payne, Marie Kennedy, Fr Tony Stace,
All those in our community who are sick
HvMN — “Tur Fncr or Cunis1”
For the Year of Grace, and other quiet 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.
Our regular pracce for singers (old & new) are
currently enjoying a break for the school holidays.
Pracce will resume on Tuesday 16th July in the
Tuncurry Church for a 7pm start to pracse hymns.
We welcome to our community of faith Max Crowley,
son of Todd and Nicole, who is to be bapsed with
water and the Holy Spirit this weekend.
Hotv NnMr Scuoot Fr1r
The Holy Name School Fete will be held this year on
Sunday 25th August.
Donaons for the Fete are now being collected at the
School. Pre‐loved toys, books, clothes and items for
the White Elephant can be dropped oﬀ now, while
various cra items, including knied coat hangers,
scarves, cakes and plants can be dropped oﬀ closer to
Volunteers to assist on the day are also being sought.
For more informaon, please contact Kristy Ragno on
6555 5173 or 0479 135 133.
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.
PtnNNro GiviNc ENvrtorrs
Please collect your new envelopes from the rear of
the church. If you would like to join the Planned
Giving Program, please contact Greg at the parish
oﬃce 6554 6304.
WiN1rn Sour LuNcuroNs
Our next soup luncheon this Winter will be on Monday
8th July at 12 noon in the Parish Hall.
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
To assist with catering please indicate your intenon
to aend by placing your name on the list at the rear
of the Church in the weeks before each soup
Any further informaon or to assist with catering
please phone Angela on 6555 5825.
AN Arotocv rnoM Bisuor Bitt
As you would know Bishop Bill issued an
acknowledgement and apology at public hearings of
the Special Commission of Inquiry last Monday.
This acknowledgement and apology is available on the
Diocesan website (www.mn.catholic.org.au).
The full text is also featured in the July edion of
Aurora (available today in The Newcastle Herald and
Maitland Mercury and later this week in the other
regional papers or online via the Diocesan website).
The Parish Team are in the inial stages of planning a
“mul‐cultural lunch” for Saturday 26th October.
Tables would display naonal food from various
countries and parishioners would be invited to sample
such food. The Team are looking for interested
parishioners who might like to be involved in this
event. More details to follow.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 4930 9601).
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
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.
Wonksuors ron MiNis1rns or 1ur Wono
nNo MiNis1rns or CoMMuNioN
It’s that me of year again and we will be holding
workshops for our Ministers of the Word (Readers)
and our Ministers of Communion.
The workshops will be oﬀered at three diﬀerent mes,
though since they will all have the same content you
are only asked to aend one.
The workshops will be held on:
Friday 2nd August (Tuncurry)
Ministers of the Word at 2pm
Ministers of Communion at 3pm
Saturday 3rd August (Forster)
Ministers of the Word at 10am
Ministers of Communion at 11am
Saturday 10th August (Tuncurry)
Ministers of the Word at 10am
Ministers of Communion at 11am
All current ministers are asked to aend one of these
workshops, while those who are interested in being
part of this ministry are invited to come along to one
of the workshops.
Pnnisu Pns1onnt AssrMntv
A Parish Pastoral Assembly will be held on Sunday
10th November beginning at 10:30am in the Parish
Parishioners are asked to note this date in their diaries
now in order to ensure that as many people as
possible are able to aend the Assembly, and be part
of discerning the priories for our pastoral and
missional life for the period 2014‐2015.
Any parishioner is welcome to make a submission
regarding what they perceive as priories for the
pastoral and missional life of the Parish in preparaon
for the Assembly.
These submissions should be addressed to the Chair of
the Parish Pastoral Council, and be as detailed as is
possible in order for them to receive appropriate
Such submissions should be received by the Council
no later than the beginning of October.
Please note: Only those priories that are submied in
me to be included in the papers prepared for the
Assembly will be entertained. Submissions from the
ﬂoor of the Assembly will not be entertained.
Pnnisu Pns1onnt CouNcit Etrc1ioNs
Noce is hereby given that an elecon for ordinary
members of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place
during the Parish Pastoral Assembly to be held on
Sunday 10th November.
Any member of the Catholic Parish of Forster Tuncurry
may stand for elecon. Current members of the
Pastoral Council who have not served two consecuve
terms are eligible for re‐elecon.
Nominaons, in wring, should be received by the
Parish Oﬃce not later than Friday 18th October.
FnirNosuir Gnour (SrNions)
Our next oung will be lunch at Tuncurry Bowling Club
on Tuesday 9th July where we will be meeng at
12.00pm. New members and visitors always
welcome. Contact Lorraine 6554 7056, Stella 6555
9380, Marie 6555 3889.
Tur Li1uncv or 1ur Wono
The Liturgy of the Word is to be celebrated in such a
way as to promote meditaon, and so any sort of
haste that hinders recollecon must clearly be
During the Liturgy of the Word, it is also appropriate
to include brief periods of silence, adapted to the
gathered assembly, in which, at the prompng of the
Holy Spirit, the word of God may be grasped by the
heart and a response through prayer may be
It may be appropriate to observe such periods of
silence, for example, before the Liturgy of the Word
itself begins, aer the First and Second Reading, and
lastly at the conclusion of the Homily.
General Instrucon of the Roman Missal, 56
A Vo1r Fon Tur CoMMoN Gooo: Cn1uotic
Bisuors S1n1rMrN1 ron 1ur Etrc1ioN
Catholics are being urged to engage in the polical
process in the lead up to the coming federal elecon
and to vote for the common good.
This week Australia’s Catholic bishops have wrien to
the more than 1300 parishes across Australia to ask
them to consider the bishops’ Vote for the Common
Good elecon statement. The statement is available
today for parishes and the general public at
“As bishops we want to focus your aenon on some
key issues of vital concern to the Australian
community,” the statement says.
“We encourage Catholics to look beyond their own
individual needs to apply a diﬀerent test at the ballot
box – the test of what we call the common good. The
good of the individual and the good of society as a
whole must be brought together in harmony. When
they are, we have the common good.”
Archbishop Philip Wilson, Vice President of the
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said today that
aware of the turbulent polical situaon, the Bishops
saw the importance of outlining some key areas which
might inform consciences, while leaving it to voters to
make their ﬁnal decision.
“The principles of social teaching cross party polical
boundaries and Catholics may, in good conscience,
form diﬀerent opinions on the candidates and pares
standing for elecon.”
“As Catholics, we need to take our democrac
freedoms seriously and become involved in the
Focussing on principles of Catholic Social Teaching, the
Bishops outline a range of issues including posions
on the poor and vulnerable, marriage and family, life,
child protecon, migrants and refugees, indigenous
Australians, educaon, health, ecology and
sustainability and peace and development.
“The statement draws on our rich tradion of social
teaching and upon the Church’s long experience of
serving all people without disncon through our
work in a broad range of areas including health care,
educaon and social services”, he said.
If you would like a copy of this statement and don’t
have access to the internet, please contact the Parish
Oﬃce who would be more than happy to print a copy
of the statement for you.
RrNrwnt or Mnnnincr Vows
Next weekend, in what I hope might become an
annual celebraon in the Parish, the Parish
community will celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage
by giving all married couples who aend Mass that
weekend the opportunity to renew their wedding
During our celebraons next week, we will be inving
you to provide the Parish with the date of your
marriage so that we can acknowledge signiﬁcant
anniversaries as they come along with a blessing
We will also be having a cuppa in the Parish Hall aer
the 9am Mass at Forster to further celebrate the
commitment of our married couples. All are welcome
to come along and join your fellow parishioners for
CoMniNro Cuuncurs MrN’s Bnrnkrns1
Gentlemen are invited to aend a men’s breakfast on
Saturday July 13th at 7:30am at Ormsby House,
Commerce St, Taree. Guest speaker is Kerry Medway ‐
Author, Preacher, Teacher, Church Planter, Family
man. Kerry is a colourful character with a lifeme of
stories to tell. Tickets are $10. For bookings ring Geﬀ
Bishell (0412 681 700) or Peter Wrigley (0418 299
Orron1uNi1irs Ou1sior Tur Pnnisu
Theology On Tap
Theology on Tap will be held at the Kent Hotel,
Beaumont Street, Hamilton on Monday 8 July at
6:30pm. This month Sue and Brian Morgan will talk
about the theology of mission, with speciﬁc reference
to the work they are doing with Smiling Hearts
Associaon for Children in Cambodia.
Come along and gain an insight into what it means to
be a Chrisan missionary in the world today.
Public Lecture & Weekend Retreat
Pace e Bene Australia invites you to a public lecture
with Wes Howard‐Brook on Thursday 11th July from
7pm to 9pm at the Pi Street Uning Church, Sydney.
A weekend retreat with Wes Howard‐Johnson and Sue
Ferguson‐Johnson will be held from Friday 26th July to
Sunday 28th July at The Hermitage in Miagong. For
more informaon about these events visit the website
Winter Study Program
Holy Trinity Parish, Blackbu North will be presenng
a winter study program, entled ’Catholicism’ over ten
sessions commencing Monday 15th July at 11am in
‘The Father Walsh Room’, St Therese’s Hall, Royal
Street, New Lambton. Please BYO lunch; tea/coﬀee is
provided. For more informaon contact Barbara 0400
Day of Reﬂecon and Prayer with Bishop Bill
All are welcome to a day of reﬂecon and prayer with
Bishop Bill on Tuesday 16th July from 10am to 2:30pm
in Morpeth. Coﬀee, tea and juice provided, please
bring lunch to share. For more informaon contact
Jenny Harris 4979 1328 or email@example.com
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, please contact Robyn Donnelly on 4979
1172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacred Spaces Fine Music Concert Series
The series connues on Sunday 21st July at 2pm at the
Sisters of Mercy Convent, 30 Queen Street, Singleton.
This concert will feature Sydney’s premier female a
capella ensemble, Endeavour Harmony Chorus. For
ckets or further informaon contact Sacred Spaces
on 6572 2395 (Mon—Thu mornings) or email
Blessing of Port of Newcastle and Seafarers Centre
All are welcome to aend with Bishop Bill on Sunday
21st July at 6:30pm. The address is 96 Hannell Street,
Wickham. Please RSVP by Friday 12th July via
2013 Morpeth Lecture
The Reverend Professor Graeme Ward will deliver the
University of Newcastle’s 2013 Morpeth Lecture, ‘Why
Believe?’ on Tuesday 23rd July at 6pm at Christ Church
Cathedral, Church Street, Newcastle. This is a free
public lecture but spaces are limited. To RSVP (by 19th
July) phone 4921 7454 or email corporate‐relaons@
ASPIRE Program Performance
ASPIRE, the creave and performing arts program of
the Catholic Schools Oﬃce, is presenng Treasured as
its 2013 showcase at the Civic Theatre, Hunter Street,
Newcastle from Thursday 25 – Saturday 27 July.
There is a performance at 11am on Thursday 25,
performances at 11am & 7pm on Friday 26 and a 7pm
performance on Saturday 27. Tickets are $10 for the
manees, $20 for pensioner/concession and $30 for
adults. Book at the Civic Theatre, Ticketek or by
phoning 4929 1977.
‘Hear Their Voice’ Evening
The Tenison Woods Educaon Centre invites you to
‘Hear Their Voice’, an evening to celebrate the
achievements of Indigenous Australians on
Wednesday 31st July at 6pm at the Cathedral
Funcon Centre, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West.
Keynote speaker is former NRL and internaonal
player David Peachey. The cost is $20 which includes
ﬁnger food. Please RSVP by 25th July on 4930 9601 or
Broken Bay Bible Conference
The Broken Bay Bible Conference will be held from
Friday 9th August – Saturday 10th August at the Light
of Christ Centre, end of Yardley Avenue, Waitara. For
more informaon contact Pauline Finch on 9847 0444
or by email email@example.com
“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 phone on 9847
0448 or 4332 9825.
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.
To request prayers for someone, or to join the Group,
please contact Bob Cashman on 6555 5914 leaving
your name and contact details.
Housruoto I1rMs Nrroro
Sr Kathryn is seeking a working washing machine and
various other household items. Please contact Sr
Kathryn on 6554 6470.
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.
Aus1nntinN Cn1uotic You1u Frs1ivnt
The inaugural Australian Catholic Youth Fesval will be
held in Melbourne from 5th—7th December. It is
open to all young people from Year 9 through to 25
Informaon sessions for young people interested in
aending the Fesval will be held around the diocese:
St James’ Church, Muswellbrook aer 10am Mass on
Sunday 23rd June; St Peter’s High School library, 9
Free Church St, Maitland on Tuesday 25th June;
Toohey Room, Diocesan Oﬃces, 841 Hunter St,
Newcastle West on Thursday 27th June; and in Taree
(with date and venue to be conﬁrmed).
or in order to aend meengs in Newcastle, etc.
I have to confess that while I have come to some
conclusions about that I have forgoen to actually do
anything about it. To that end there will be a meeng
of interested pares (which I am assuming will mostly
be those who aend weekday Mass) on Friday 26th
July immediately aer our 9:30am Mass. The
meeng will take place in the Forster church, and
during the meeng I will outline what form these
liturgical celebraons will take, and what needs to be
done in order to make them a reality for those mes
when Mass is not possible.
If anyone is unable to aend but would like speciﬁc
quesons addressed during this meeng please make
contact with me before hand so that your quesons
can be aended to.
And ﬁnally, on a less than savoury note: Aer one of
the Masses last weekend I spoke with a visitor to our
community who was quite concerned about the way
in which some members of our community essenally
forced our visitor from their seat in their haste to
leave the church building before Mass had ﬁnished.
The issue was compounded when they then
proceeded to have a conversaon with others thus
not perming our visitor to return to their seat.
At the risk of making myself (more) unpopular I found
the reported behaviour most inappropriate. While I
fail to grasp why some members of our worshipping
community feel the need to leave Mass early (each
and every week!), that they would do so in such a
manner as to intrude on the personal space of others
who wish to remain in the church simply deﬁes
If you must leave the church before Mass is ended,
please do so in such a way as to not interfere with
other parishioners and visitors, and refrain from
starng conversaons unl you are outside and well
away from the doors of the church.
That way you will not intrude on those who have
chosen to remain unl Mass is ﬁnally concluded.
Unl next week…
(Connued from page 1)
Oun Li1uncv Toonv
Response: Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
Cry out with joy to God all the earth,
O sing to the glory of his name.
O render him glorious praise.
Say to God: ‘How tremendous your deeds!
‘Before you all the earth shall bow:
shall sing to you, sing to your name!’
Come and see the works of God,
tremendous his deeds among men.
He turned the sea into dry land,
they passed through the river dry‐shod.
Let our joy then be in him;
he rules for ever by his might.
Come and hear, all who fear God.
I will tell what he did for my soul.
Blessed be God who did not reject my prayer
nor withhold his love from me.
May the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
and the fullness of his message live within you.
Today Isaiah 66:10‐14
Luke 10:1‐12, 17‐20
Monday Genesis 28:10‐22
Tuesday Genesis 32:23‐33
Wednesday Genesis 41:55‐57, 42:5‐7, 17‐24
Thursday Genesis 44:18‐21, 23‐29, 45:1‐5
Friday Genesis 46:1‐7, 28‐30
Saturday Genesis 49:29‐33, 50:15‐26
Next Sunday Deuteronomy 30:10‐14
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.
Hosri1nt & HoMr Visi1s
Because of the restricons imposed by Privacy Laws,
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.