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FnoM 1ur Pns1on’s Drsk
I came across an interesng arcle the other day while
trying to keep up to date with what’s happening in the
world of the Church. The tle itself grabbed my
aenon, and reading the arcle was more so. The
arcle focussed on how some people—within the
Church, or within the media—have grabbed onto one
solitary sentence or acon of Pope Francis and then
aempted to divine an agenda for his whole
The writer of the arcle took a number of examples,
and placed the supposedly indicave statements in
their proper context. In doing so, the writer revealed
that those who took these isolated statements and
acons had actually missed what the Holy Father was
saying or doing.
The full arcle can be found at www.
I will be taking my Annual Leave from 12th August to
13th September inclusive. During my absence from
the Parish, Fr Brian Mascord, our Vicar‐General, will
be here on weekends to lead the celebraons of Mass.
Update on Redevelopment
I have been occasionally asked where the proposed
development plans are up to, and for a long me
there hasn’t been much to say: invesgaons were
connuing, and negoaons were proceeding. It was,
to some degree, what was expected.
At it’s last meeng, the Parish Finance Commiee has
reluctantly come to realise that we have reached a
posion where we will have to reconsider the
feasibility of connuing the possibility of building a
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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 21st July, 2013
Sixteenth 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)
Tue (23/7) 9am Chrisan Meditaon
(Bob 6555 5914)
3:30pm Holy Hour @ Tuncurry
4:30pm Mass @ Tuncurry
5:30pm Chrisan Meditaon
(Bob 6555 5914)
Wed (24/7) 9am Mass @ Forster
9:30am menALIVE Morning group
11:15am Novena to Our Lady of
Perpetual Help @ Forster
Thu (25/7) AM Fr Andrew to Newcastle
for Clergy Fund meeng
—No Mass today.
9.30am Caring Group @ Forster
7:30pm menALIVE Evening group
Fri (26/7) 9:30am Mass @ Forster
10am Meeng re Liturgical
Celebraons @ Forster
Sat (27/7) 8:30am Reconciliaon @
9am Mass @ Tuncurry
10am Creed Reﬂecon
Workshop @ Forster (in
4:45pm Reconciliaon @ Forster
6pm Mass @ Tuncurry
Sun (28/7) 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 12th
August commencing at 7pm.
Evening Prayer & Benedicon
Our monthly celebraon of Solemn Evening Prayer
(from the Divine Oﬃce) & Benedicon will be
celebrated on Sunday 4th August 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 4th
August. 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 24th
July aer the 9am Mass, while the evening group will
next meet on Thursday 25th July at 7:30pm.
Maintenance & Gardening Group
A big thank you to our gardeners once again.
Although some key personnel were missing from the
mowing it meant more cake for others at smoko.
More volunteers always welcome to join this happy
crew. The next will be on Thursday 15th August,
starng at Tuncurry at 8am and then on to Forster,
followed by a cuppa. Contact Howard 6557 6826.
IN voun cunni1v, rtrnsr rnnv ron:
Those recently deceased
Those whose anniversaries occur about now
Ross Presgrave, Eric Stewart, Stewart Family,
All those in our community who are sick
ANNunt Arrrnt ron 1ur Pnorncn1ioN or
The Annual Appeal for the Propagaon of the Faith
will take place in our Parish on the weekend of
3rd/4th of August. Mr Barry Urwin, Diocesan Director
of Catholic Mission, will be joining us at the Masses
that weekend to coordinate the Appeal in our Parish.
Please give this appeal your consideraon and come
prepared to parcipate that weekend.
Our regular pracce for singers have recommenced,
and the next pracce is on Tuesday 23rd July in the
Tuncurry Church for a 7pm start.
Hotv NnMr Scuoot Fr1r—251u Aucus1
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.
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
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).
WiN1rn Sour LuNcuroN
Our ﬁnal Soup Luncheon for 2013 will be held on
Monday 12th August. If you would like to come along,
please add your name to the list at the rear of the
churches in the weeks leading up to the day.
Anyone who would like to make a soup, a dessert, or
wish to contribute in some other way please contact
Angela Hope on 6555 5825.
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.
Housruoto I1rMs Nrroro
Sr Kathryn is seeking a working washing machine and
various other household items. Please contact Sr
Kathryn on 6554 6470.
Yrnn or Gnncr Sunvrv
The Australian Bishops invite you to parcipate in a
survey to evaluate the Year of Grace. The survey can
be accessed at the Year of Grace website, which can
be found at www.yearofgrace.catholic.org.au.
We have recently obtained a computer program to
randomly allocate people onto rosters. I have become
aware of some problems with the program and
hopefully, aer communicang with the soware
provider these problems should be sorted out. If
further anomalies become evident in the rosters I
would appreciate been informed. Copies of the new
roster beginning August are available from the rear of
the Church. Greg Byrne
Nrw Mnss Pnn1s
Our singers and instrumentalists have been learning a
new Mass seng (Mass of St Francis). This seng is
used at most Diocesan celebraons. Our music groups
will gradually introduce this music in the weeks ahead.
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 items 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
An elecon for ordinary members of the Parish
Pastoral Council will occur 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.
A meeng to discuss liturgical celebraons when Fr
Andrew is absent from the Parish will be held on
Friday 26th July following the 9am Mass in the
Forster Church. All are welcome to aend, and
comments from those who are unable to aend are
most welcome by email.
Bisuors’ Etrc1ioN S1n1rMrN1
A reminder that the Australian Bishops have released
an elecon statement “Vote for the Common Good”.
The statement can be found on the special website
www.catholicsvote2013.org.au—if parishioners would
like a copy but are unable to access the internet, the
Parish Oﬃce will happily print a copy for you upon
As part of the implementaon of the new
requirements of WHS legislaon I have begun a series
of workplace inspecons and associated risk
assessments to ensure the safe use our parish
facilies. This, of course, will be an ongoing process in
order to comply with the requirements of Work
Health and Safety legislaon and regulaons.
In conducng the inspecon of the Tuncurry church
site the issue of cars parked upon the grassed areas of
the site has been considered, and two speciﬁc issues
of concern have been idenﬁed, namely
The presence of cars on grassed areas that are also
used by pedestrian traﬃc creates a risk when the
cars aempt to drive oﬀ; and
The cars driving over the grassed areas damage the
surface and paths they cross, thereby creang
addional hazards in the form of uneven ground
and broken paths.
Accordingly, and in order to migate the hazards
posed by the parking of cars on the grassed areas of
the Tuncurry church site, I have regreably taken the
decision to prohibit such parking at the Tuncurry
church site with immediate eﬀect.
Cars may be driven to the front doors via the front
driveway to set down our less mobile members or
music equipment etc, but the car must then be parked
on the street unl required at the end of Mass.
I appreciate that this move will not be popular, and I
apologise for the inconvenience this will cause some
parishioners. However this course of acon eliminates
the potenal hazards associated with cars parked on
the grassed area of the site, and best allows us to
meet our moral and legal obligaons.
The Lord, the gracious, the merciful,
has made a memorial of his
wonders; he gives food to those who
CoMMuNioN 1o Sick/HousrnouNo
We are in need of Ministers of Communion of the
Blessed Sacrament to housebound people in our
outlying areas (Paciﬁc Palms/Hallidays Point). If you
live in this area and are able to assist in this way
please contact Greg Byrne at the oﬃce 6554 6304.
Tur IMron1nNcr or SiNciNc
The Chrisan faithful who gather together as one to
await the Lord’s coming are instructed by the Apostle
Paul to sing together psalms, hymns, and spiritual
songs (cf. Col 3:16). Singing is the sign of the heart’s
joy (cf. Acts 2:46). Thus St Augusne says rightly,
‘Singing is for one who loves.’ There is also the ancient
proverb: ‘One who sings well prays twice.’
Great importance should therefore be aached to the
use of singing in the celebraon of the Mass, with due
consideraon for the culture of the people and
abilies of each liturgical assembly. Although it is not
always necessary (e.g. in weekday Masses) to sing all
the texts that are of themselves meant to be sung,
every care should be taken that singing by the
ministers and the people is not absent in celebraons
that occur on Sundays and on holy days of obligaon.
In the choosing of the parts actually to be sung,
however, preference should be given to those that are
of greater importance and especially to those to be
sung by the priest or the deacon or the lector, with the
people responding, or by the priest and people
General Instrucon of the Roman Missal, 39‐40
Mnss nNo Dnitv Lirr
Have you ever wondered if there’s a connecon
between the celebraon of Mass and our daily life?
And if so, just what it means?
The arcle below, wrien by Elizabeth Harrington, the
Educaon Oﬃcer of the Brisbane Liturgy Commission,
was originally published in The Catholic Leader last
December. I hope it might provide some basis for
The most frequently requested topic for talks during
my visits to deaneries this year was “Understanding
the Mass”. It is clear that many people want to
understand the structure, symbols, gestures and other
aspects of the Mass more fully so that they can
parcipate beer and be drawn more deeply into the
I begin by tracing the development of the Mass and
note how, through all the changes of history, the
Church for 2000 years has connued to “do Eucharist”
by taking, blessing, breaking and sharing bread as
Jesus did with his disciples on the night before he
I go on to explore the connecon between Mass and
everyday life. Parcipants oen talk about how
sharing Eucharist with their parish community is
central to how they live as Chrisans in the world.
What they were describing is how liturgy is the
“summit and source” of their Chrisan life, as it is
referred to in the documents of Vacan II.
Assembling for liturgy is not some sort of “mini
retreat” from the world, an escape from the harsh
realies of life. When we come to Mass we bring
ourselves and our lives as they really are – the
experiences that make us who we are; our hopes,
successes and failures, our mes of joy and sadness;
the accumulaon of events and memories that make
up life. We also bring the collecve hopes,
experiences, achievements and sins of the world in
which we live.
The link between Mass and daily life is made explicit in
preaching which deals with the real‐life issues people
are facing, and in Prayer of the Faithful peons which
bring to prayer the current events of the world and
the pressing needs of the local community.
Mass is not a holy event that is separate from the
basic building blocks of our Chrisan living but a
sacred acon which takes them up in a pleasing
oﬀering to God, along with the sacriﬁce of Christ. Our
lives, just like the bread and wine, are blessed, broken
and poured out for the life of the world. The Mass is a
celebraon of our lives because they become part of
the Eucharist, part of the sacriﬁce, because Christ joins
them to his and part of the thanksgiving because we
recognise God’s love in the events of our lives.
This has praccal implicaons for the way we live out
our lives. If we have broken bread together at
Eucharist and prayed that we might become “one
body, one spirit in Christ”, how should we treat one
another aerwards? If we have feasted on this
spiritual food, how do we respond to people who are
hungry? Those who gather to share the Body of Christ
are sent forth to be the Body of Christ in their daily
lives – in homes, families, neighbourhoods, places of
work, social gatherings, sporng clubs, wherever they
ﬁnd themselves during the week.
In his book “Worshipping Well”, Lawrence Mick
compares the role of liturgy to that of a heart. Just as
our hearts keep us alive by pulling in depleted blood
and pumping life‐giving blood around our bodies,
celebrang the Eucharist pulls us in and sends us out
to bring the life‐giving love of the Lord into the world.
The Caring Group will be meeng at the re—
scheduled me of 9.30am on Thursday 25th July.
Orron1uNi1irs Ou1sior Tur Pnnisu
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@
Ecumenical Chrisan Meditaon
An ecumenical Chrisan meditaon group will begin at
7:30pm on Wednesday 24th July, meeng weekly at
St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 31a Church St, Mayﬁeld.
Meditaon is an ancient form of contemplave prayer
that seeks God in the silence and sllness. There is no
cost involved. For more informaon phone Chris
Jackson on 0401 717 686 or visit the website
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.
‘Understanding Change, Loss and Grief’
Seasons for Growth is oﬀering a 3 hour seminar which
is designed to deepen an understanding of the nature
and impact of change, loss and grief on their lives or in
their community. The seminar will take place on
Monday 29th July from 9:30am—12:30pm at Our
Lady of Victories Primary School, 15 Lovell Parade,
Shortland. The cost is $35 for general parcipants and
$15 for diocesan parcipants. Please RSVP by 25th July
to Jenny Harris on 4979 1355 or by email to
‘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
Kurri Kurri Birthday Celebraons
The 50th birthday of the Church of the Holy Spirit at
Kurri Kurri will be celebrated at the 9:30am Mass on
Sunday 4th August with morning tea to follow.
Parishioners, former parishioners and friends are
warmly invited to aend. For more informaon
contact the Parish Oﬃce on 4937 1185 or by email on
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
Youth Oﬀ The Streets Charity Dinner
You are invited to aend the 14th Annual Youth Oﬀ
The Streets Charity Dinner and Art Aucon on
Saturday 10th August at 6:30pm at the Therry Centre,
New England Highway, East Maitland. Tickets are $55
per head including a 3 course dinner and all drinks. For
more informaon or to organize ckets contact Peter
Treloar on 0447 216 776 or by email peter.treloar@
“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.
Council for Australian Catholic Women Colloquium
You are invited to the Council for Australian Catholic
Women’s inaugural colloquium, Wisdom at the Gate:
Radiant and Unfolding on Friday 16th August—
Saturday 17th August at Mary Mackillop Place in
North Sydney. Registraon and program details can be
viewed at www.wisdomahegate.org.au.
Act for Change Workshop
A workshop for people interested in social jusce,
organized by the Uning Church, will take place on
Saturday 31st August from 9:30am to 2pm at
Charlestown Uning Church, 24 Milson Street,
Charlestown. RSVP by 28th August to Debbie 0437 879
442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Pnnisu IN1rncrssonv Pnnvrn Gnour
To request prayers for someone in need of prayer
please contact Bob Cashman on 6555 5914 leaving
your name and contact details.
Bob can also help you if you’re interested in becoming
part of this important ministry within the Parish.
Cn1uotic Nrwsrnrrns Avnitnntr
The Catholic Leader (Brisbane) and Catholic Weekly
(Sydney) newspapers are available at the rear of the
churches at a cost of $2 each.
Ministers this Weekend... ...of the Word ...of Communion
6pm Tuncurry Geraldine Mullin
Valarie Ross ©
Jeanee Goodacre, Frank Hayman, Lou
Hope, Paul McFadden, Robyn Milligan,
Ruth Pearson, Maureen Pye, Margaret
Smith, Glen Strong
7am Tuncurry Cecile Malone
Edna Tucker ©
Cushla Drake, Grahams Griﬃths, Kay
Griﬃths, Alex Matuszny, Mark
Mowbray, Cecile Malone
9am Forster Trevor Turner
Judith Shand ©
Michael Allen, Vivian Allen, Greg Byrne,
Lauranne Byrne, Elle Cairns Cowan,
Shioney Neil, Michael Power, Afra van
Boxtel, Tony Visser
Please note: The above informaon reﬂects the rosters as originally issued,
and doesn’t take account of any ‘swaps’ that may have been organised between individuals.
new church building.
A necessary part of the process that the Finance
Commiee had been engaged on was trying to obtain
all the relevant informaon from the current owner of
the properes we were interested in acquiring. This
was necessary to gauge the feasibility of being able to
service the loan that would have been required in the
short term to fund the inial part of the proposed
The Commiee has been frustrated in our aempts to
do this with any level of certainty. This has meant in
turn that we are unable to judge the value of the
properes and make an appropriate oﬀer, or indeed
to assess the value placed on the properes by the
current owner. It also means that the Catholic
Development Fund, or the Diocese’s Property Oﬃce, is
not in a posion to properly advise us as to the
inherent value of the properes and what an
appropriate premium might be.
I had hoped that we might be further advanced in our
plans by this point. That we are not is to be regreed,
but has been largely beyond the control of the Finance
Commiee who have been very diligent in their eﬀorts
to invesgate the proposal on the Parish’s behalf. On
your behalf I would like to publicly thank them for
their aenon to their dues.
Where to from here? We are unsure yet, and will take
a few months to consider the appropriate course of
acon. A further update will be given at the Parish
Assembly on Sunday 10th November, unless there are
further developments in the intervening period.
Unl next week… Fr Andrew
(Connued from page 1)
Oun Li1uncv Toonv
Response: The just will live in the presence of the
Lord, who shall dwell on your holy mountain?
He who walks without fault;
he who acts with jusce
and speaks the truth from his heart;
he who does not slander with his tongue.
He who does no wrong to his brother,
who casts no slur on his neighbour,
who holds the godless in disdain,
but honours those who fear the Lord.
He who keeps his pledge come what may;
who takes no interest on a loan
and accepts no bribes against the innocent.
Such a man will stand ﬁrm for ever.
Happy are they who have kept the word with a
and yield a harvest through perseverance.
Today Genesis 18:1‐10
Monday Exodus 14:5‐18
John 20:1‐2, 11‐18
Tuesday Exodus 14:21—15:1
Wednesday Exodus 16:1‐5, 9‐15
Thursday 2 Corinthians 4:7‐15
Friday Exodus 20:1‐17
Saturday Exodus 24:3‐8
Next Sunday Genesis 18:20‐32
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.
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