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Christ The King, Year B

Bridgeside Bulletin
The weekly Bulletin of the Catholic Parish of Forster Tuncurry
Proclaiming Christ to the communities of Forster, Tuncurry and the surrounding districts

Sunday 22nd November, 2015 Christ The King, Year B


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REFLECTION from Fr Greg


Dear Parish Family,

24 Singing Practise
Tuncurry 5:30pm

25 Social Justice
Forster 5:30pm

27 Remembrance Mass
Tuncurry 7pm

29 New Liturgical YearYear C

Mass at Beaumont Terrace


Tuncurry 11am

Singing Practise
Tuncurry 5pm

Mass at Kularoo Gardens


Forster 11am

Parish Pastoral Team


Forster 4:30pm

Jubilee Year of Mercy begins

Mass at GLACIA
Tuncurry 11am

Singing Practise
Tuncurry 5:30pm

Finance Council Meeting


Forster 5pm

13 Filipino Christmas Party


Forster 1pm

14 Baptismal Preparation
Forster 7pm

This week I was given part of the text of the late Cardinal Basil Humes
funeral homily delivered by Bishop John Crowley. Cardinal Hume was
the first Monk to be made a Bishop in England since 1850 and, under
his leadership as the highest ranking member of the Catholic Church in
England, restored much to the public face of Catholicism in England for
some 400 years, since the reign of the Tudors. So thanks Tony for
sharing it with me. I was so taken with it that I would like to share a
small part of it with you, my Parish family.
"All during that initial period of waiting for death he found, to his
delight, that his prayer was amazingly sweet, full of consolation. But
then 'the curtain came down', and it was back to the darkness of faith.
But I wasn't worried, he said, because I knew what was behind that
curtain. In those last days here on earth he came to a fresh
understanding of Our Father. It was, he said, like discovering its inner
meaning for the very first time 'It's only now that I begin to glimpse
how everything we need is right there in the Lord's prayer. In the
presence of a friend, he then prayed the first three phrases of the Our
Father, adding to each phrase a tiny commentary of his own. Sitting
there and listening was somehow to understand afresh all that he
stood for, to see again with great clarity why we admired him so much
and loved him so deeply.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name' - to sing the
praises of God, it is that for which we were made, and it is that which
will be, for all eternity, our greatest joy.
'Thy Kingdom come' - the gospel values of Jesus, justice, love and
peace, embraced throughout the whole world and in all their fullness.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven' - that's the only thing
which really matters. What God wants for us is what is best for us.
"In those final weeks, curtain up or curtain down, the Cardinal's one
prayer was simply this: 'Father, into your hands I commend my
spirit.
Best wishes for the week ahead. Feel free to add the Cardinals
reflection to your own prayer this week as you pray the Lords Prayer.
Best wishes,

Greg

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Christ The King, Year B

Remembrance Mass

Sacristans

Recently Deceased

On Friday 27th November at 7pm in


Tuncurry Church, we will be holding a
Remembrance Mass for the Souls of the
Faithful departed. The Parish has
traditionally remembered all those who
have died during the preceding twelve
months and this year we will have a
particular focus for those families who
have lost a child. You are welcome to
bring a small personalized candle to
commemorate your loved one during
the Liturgy. There will also be some
small candles available on the day. All
are welcome to attend.

The parish currently has a couple of


positions vacant for the role of Sacristan,
particularly on week days. If you feel that
you are able to arrive early to assist in the
set up for Mass and stay a few minutes after
Mass to assist in the clean-up, you may be
the person we are looking for. This
rewarding Ministry requires a sense of the
liturgy and an eye for detail. Great working
conditions available and a remuneration
package literally beyond this world. For
details contact Fr Greg.

Daphne Wright, Jillian Oliver.

Opening the Year of Mercy


Pope Francis and Bishop Bill invite you
to the Opening of the Year of Mercy and
the launch of 150 year celebrations of
the diocese on Sunday 13th December.
Liturgy at 4pm, beginning at Victor
Peters Suite (near cathedral), food and
entertainment, and the sacrament of
penance will be available 'al fresco'.

Employed SRE Teacher for High


Schools
You are invited to discuss the possibility
of an employed SRE teacher in our
Government High Schools
WHEN Tuesday 24th November 7:30pm
WHERE St Albans Anglican Church 4 St
Albans Place Forster
This community meeting will be hosted
by Generate Ministries. For further
information please contact: Rev Iain
White Forster District Baptist 02 6555
2338 home_again@bigpond.com or
Rev David Bell Generate Ministries 0414
751 949 david.bell@generate.org.au

Christmas Gardening Party


The 17th December will be the last
gardening day for the year. This final
event for 2015 will be followed by a
tasty BBQ and a few beverages at
approximately 10am. Please come
along, particularly if youre interested in
considering being involved in the
gardening and maintenance next year!

Sick in the Parish


Emily Wroblewich.

Many thanks to the parishioners who


have been praying for my husband Terry.
He was fitted with a prosthetic leg and
now doing fine. Thank You.
Marie ONeill

Flower Rosters
We are currently seeking people to assist in
the arrangement of flowers on the Altar in
Tuncurry and a number of people who may
be interested in a similar ministry in Forster,
on a more Ad Hoc basis. For more
information and to express your interest
please contact the parish office.

Household Items Required


Sr Kathryn requires 2 single beds, a set of
bunk beds and a refrigerator. If you can
assist please phone 6554 6479.

It is with great sadness that we bid


farewell to Jeanette Goodacre, who will
be leaving the parish this weekend to be
with family. Jeanettes enthusiasm and
love for singing was evident during her
time here. We thank her for her
significant contribution to our parish and
will miss her as a valued member of our
congregation.
Please join us in wishing Jeanette all the
very best - Gods blessing Jeannette and
safe travels from everyone in Forster
Tuncurry Parish!

The Little Blue Books

HAIL REDEEMER, KING DIVINE

For just $5 you can purchase a Little Blue


Book that will assist you in your journey
through the Advent and Christmas season.
There are 1,140 minutes in each day. Can you
spare 6 of those minutes to pray with the
Little Blue Book?
Purchase your book at the rear of the church.

Hail Redeemer, King divine!


Priest and Lamb, the throne is thine;
King, whose reign shall never cease,
Prince of everlasting peace.

Baptism this Weekend


This weekend we witness the Baptism of:
Isaac Nicholas Hatton, son of Nathan and
Kristy.
May the gift of Baptism he receives
strengthen Nathan for the journey of life and
faith he will share with us. Please remember
the Hatton family in your prayers.

Angels, saints and nations sing :


"Praise be Jesus Christ our King;
Lord of life, earth, sky and sea,
King of love on Calvary!"
King, whose name creation thrills,
rule our hearts, our minds, our wills;
till in peace, each nation rings
with thy praises, King of kings.
King most holy, King of truth,
guard the lowly, guide the youth;
Christ the King of glory bright,
be to us eternal light.
Shepherd-king, o'er mountains steep
homeward bring the wandering sheep;
shelter in one royal fold
states and kingdoms, new and old.

SVDP Christmas Cards and Columbian Calendars


At all Masses next weekend, we will be selling Christian Christmas cards ($6 for pack of 10)
and Columbian Calendars ($9 each). As Joe the Gadget Man says bring ya money with ya!

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Christ The King, Year B

Ministers this week


of Communion

6pm
Tuncurry

.of the Word


A: Monica Hunt
B: Clare Moulder

7am
Tuncurry
9am

A: Marie Gapps
B: Anne-Marie Greene
A: Anne Hartman

Graham Griffiths, Kay Griffiths, Maria Armitage, Mary


Greig, Norm Chapman.

Forster

B: Kit Hornibrook

Jake Siddle, Jeanette Goodacre, Kathryn McCabe, Owen


Carroll, Tony Stevens.

Lee Sullivan, Maureen Nicholls, Robert Moran, Robyn


Ryan, Shioney Neal.

Ministers next week


of Communion

6pm
Tuncurry

.of the Word


A: Geraldine Mullin
B: Jake Siddle

7am
Tuncurry
9am

A: Kay Griffiths
B: Tony Knight
A: Judy Harper

Edna Tucker, Fred Liackman, Lorraine Clark, Mark


Mowbray, Peter Wicks.

Forster

B: Marie Keep

Carolyn Olliffe, Margaret Smith, Maureen Pye, Maureen


Stevens, Michael Siddle.

Lorna Midler, Sharon Fowle, Rhiannon Temesvary, Rob


Temesvary, Trevor Turner.

Scripture ZoneThis week


First Reading

Daniel 7:13-14
Vision of the son receiving
kingship, dominion and glory.
Responsorial Psalm
Response: The Lord is king;
he is robed in majesty.
Second Reading

Revelations 1:5-8
The Lord is the Alpha and the
Omega.

Next Week
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed is he who inherits the
kingdom of David our Father;
blessed is he who comes in the
name of the Lord.
Alleluia!

First Reading
Jeremiah 33:14-16
Second Reading
1 Thessalonians 3:12 4:2
Gospel Reading
Luke 21:25-28. 34-36

Gospel

John 18:33-37
Pilate questions
Jesus about his
identity.

Christmas Rosters
Please advise the Parish
office if you are NOT available for
inclusion on rosters during the
Christmas season

Text: Excerpts from the English


Translation of the Roman Missal
2010, International Commission on
English in the Liturgy (ICEL); Music:
From the Mass of St Francis 2010,
Paul Taylor. All rights reserved. Used
with permission. Australian Agent
LicenSing Online Lic No. 624844.

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Christ The King, Year B

Fr Greg BarkerParish Priest


gregory.barker@mn.catholic.org.au

Emergency Contact 0417 321 209


Mr Greg ByrnePastoral Associate
greg.byrne@mn.catholic.org.au
Mrs Sharon Fowle
(Administration
Associate/Bulletin)
Bridgeside Bulletin
Items for inclusion should be
received by midday on
Thursday.

Loretta Heffernan
SRE Co-Ordinator
loretta.heffernan@mn.catholic.org.au

Office Hours
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9:30am to 1pm
Fri
10am to 4pm

Baptismal Preparation
on 2nd Monday of each
month @ 7pm in Forster
Church Hall. Parish Office
6554 6304.

Maintenance & Gardening Group


Third Thursday of the month.
Howard 6557 6826.

Marriage
Celebrated by arrangement
and with at least three months
notice. Fr Greg 6554 6304

forster-tuncurry.parish@mn.catholic.org.au

Sr Kathryn McCabe
Aboriginal Catholic Ministry

Secular Franciscan Fraternity


First Wednesday of the month
after 9am Mass at Forster.

Baptisms
Celebrated most Sundays.

PARISH CONTACTS

Sacramental Preparation
Greg Byrne 6554 6304

Finance Council
Second Wed, 5pm at Forster.
Greg Byrne 6554 6304

PARISH PASTORAL
GROUPS AND CONTACTS

Pastoral Council
Third Wed, 5:30pm at Forster.
Greg Byrne 6554 6304

Christian Meditation
Every Tues, 9am and 5:30pm.
Bob 6555 5914.

Holy Hour
Every Tues, 3:30pm at Tuncurry

Womens Bible Study Group


Every Thurs, 7pm to 8pm.
Natasha 0407 589 935.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Parish Office
Located at the rear of
the Parish Hall Forster:
33 Lake Street, Forster
NSW 2428
PO Box 67
P: (02) 6554 6304
F: (02) 6554 6425

menALIVE Groups
Day group meet second and
fourth Wed after 9am Mass at
Forster. Evening group meets last Thurs of
the month at 7:30pm at Forster. Michael
Amato 6554 5284

CHURCH
LOCATIONS
Mary Star of the Sea
15 Peel Street, Tuncurry
Holy Name of Jesus
33 Lake Street, Forster

Singing Practice
Every Tues, 5:30pm.
Ken Heffernan 6557 6569.

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

Holy Name Parish School (K-6)


Mr Chris Waters (Principal)
41 Lake St, Forster
PO Box 243
P: (02) 6554 6504
E: admin@forster.catholic.edu.au
W: www.forster.catholic.edu.au
St Clares High School
Mr Peter Nicholls (Principal)
Davis Street, Taree
P: (02) 6552 3300
E: admin@tareesc.catholic.edu.au
W: www.tareesc.catholic.edu.au

Intercessory Prayer Group


No meetings required.
Bob Cashman 6555 5914.

WEEKDAY EUCHARIST (subj. to change)

Mary Star of the Sea, Tuncurry Mary Star of the Sea, Tuncurry
Sat 6pm, Sun 7am
Tues 4:30pm, Sat 9am
Holy Name of Jesus, Forster
Sun 9am

Novena to Our Lady of


Perpetual Help
Every Wed, 11:14am at Forster.
Shioney 6554 9468.
Pastoral Team
First Wed, 4:30pm at Forster.
Greg Byrne 6554 6304

Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults
(RCIA) Parish Office 6554 6304

Social Justice
Last Wed, 5:30pm at Forster.
Tim Prescott 6555 8517.

Childrens Liturgy of the Word


First and third
Sunday at 9am Mass.
Natasha 0407 589 935.

Holy Name of Jesus, Forster


Wed 9am, Thurs 9am, Fri 9:30am

AGED CARE MASSES (subj. to change)


Beaumont Terrace 1st Tues , 11am
Kularoo Gardens 1st Wed, 11am
GLAICA House 2nd Tues, 11am
Barclay Gardens 3rd Tues, 11am

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RECONCILIATION

Mary Star of the Sea, Tuncurry

Holy Name of Jesus, Forster

Saturday 8:30am

Saturday 4:45pm