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Morphett Vale

Catholic Parish Bulletin


Our Parish Vision :
The people of Mary Help of Christians Parish will seek to know and love God, and serve God by nurturing and sustaining our whole community. Divine Mercy Sunday Fr Roman Palma CR Fr Marian Szablewski CR Year C 7th April 2013

Parish Priest: Assistant Priest: Parish Office: Office Open:

3 Venning Street, Morphett Vale SA 5162 Tuesday 9.00am - 3.00pm; Wednesday Closed Thursday 9.00am - 12 Noon; Friday 10.00am - 3.00pm Closed for lunch: 12.00Noon - 1.00pm Phone: 8326 1555 Fax: 8326 5904 E-mail: mvparish@internode.on.net Web Site: www.morphettvalecatholic.com

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Mary Help of Christians Church: Corner Bains and South Roads, Morphett Vale Cana Chapel: Hay Street, Happy Valley MacKillop Chapel: Todd Street, Woodcroft Antonio School: Bains Road Morphett Vale Phone 8384 7633 Emmaus School: Todd Street, Woodcroft Phone 8322 7211
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Weekend Masses Cana 6.00pm MHC: 9.00am MacKillop: 10.30am MHC: 5.30pm MHC: 12 Noon Polish

Saturday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday

Weekday Masses Monday 9.15am Tuesday 9.15am Wednesday 9.15am Wednesday 7.30pm Thursday 9.15am Thursday 9.15am Friday 9.15am

MHC MHC St Marys Church St Marys Church MHC MacKillop-No Mass MHC

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Reconciliation: 11.30am-12noon Saturday or by appointment Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament : After Mass Wed - all day and Fri 7.30-8.30pm Rosary: 7.30pm Monday at Mary Help of Christians and after 9.15am Mass each day Divine Mercy Devotion: 1st Sunday at 3.00pm - St Marys Church Devotion to Mary: Mass 1st Saturday of month - Mass - 10.30am Devotion to the Sacred Heart: 1st Friday of month, Mass 7.30pm; Exposition; Benediction. Baptisms: 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month. Enquiries please ring the Parish Office. Marriages: Six months notice is requested. Phone the Parish Office for an appointment .

READINGS FOR SUNDAY 7TH APRIL - DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY


Reading First Reading Second Reading Gospel Divine Mercy Sunday 7th April 2013 Acts 4:32-35 1 John 5:1-6 John 20:19-31 3rd Sunday of Easter 14th April 2013 Acts 5:27-32. 40-41 Apocalypse 5:11-14 John 21:1-19

PSALM RESPONSE: Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love is everlasting. GOSPEL ACCL: Alleluia, alleluia! You believe in me, Thomas, because you see me; Happy those who have not seen Me, but still believe! Alleluia!

GOSPEL: In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were

closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, "Peace be with you," and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so am I sending you." After saying this he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Hoy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven. For those whose sins you retain, they are retained. Thomas called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, "We have seen the Lord", he answered, "Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hands into his side, I refuse to believe." Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. "Peace be with you," he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, "Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe." Thomas replied, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him: "You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe." There were many other signs that Jesus worked and the disciples saw, but they are not recorded in this book. These are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing this you may have life through his name. "The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord." What have been your feelings
since the events of last week? "Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe." This is addressed to you! How will you nourish that belief in the future.

DID YOU KNOW? The period from Easter to Pentecost is known as the "Great Fifty Days" and is an integral
part of the Lent-Easter-Pentecost cycle. There is an ancient tradition that Thomas preached the gospel as far east as India.

PRAYER

My Lord and my God.

SYMBOLS AND IMAGES

It is when Thomas is given the opportunity to touch Jesus that he professes his faith. Touch goes beyond verifying physical presence. It can provide healing and comfort; it can be an act of support or compassion.

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Monday 8th April

FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD


Mass at 9.15am and 7.30pm at MHC Church Rosary will be recited at 7.00pm Wednesday 10th April

ROSARY PRAYER FOR PRIESTS WITH MARY AND THE SAINTS


Each Wednesday after morning Mass we pray the Rosary for all priests, especially Fr. Roman and Fr. Marian. Come and join us! LATIN MASS - 2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH Next Mass will be on Sunday 14th April 2013 at 10.30am in St Marys. Tuesday 16th April

MASS WITH ANOINTING OF THE SICK at 10.30am at Holly Lodge


Thursday 25th April

ANZAC DAY - Mass at 9.15am at MHC Church FEAST DAYS AND MEMORIALS THIS WEEK!
Monday 8th April Tuesday 9th April Wednesday 10th April Thursday 11th April Friday 12th April Saturday 13th April ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD St Acacius St Michael of the Saints St Gemma Galgani St Stanislaus of Poland, Bishop & Martyr St Julius St Martin I, Pope & Martyr

SATURDAY 13TH APRIL - GARAGE SALE Come and help the parish in fundraising and outreach! THANK YOU! Thank you for your co-operation in not taking candles into St Marys Church on Holy Thursday Night. This has meant, no candle wax on the carpet to be removed. ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY COLLECTION - March $249.00

YOUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED!


Please let Fr Roman, Fr Marian or Kathleen Gaffney know of any sick parishioners

Sick: Stan Green, Jim Vasileff, Sandra Crabbe, Harry Seaforth, Frank Gore,
Rebecca Howick, Ian Karzak, Ron Breeding. Raymond Kildea, Anne Ritchie, Rosemary Nicholson, Jarred Riches., Judith Percival, Shirley OBrien, Mandy Bradley. Lord, be with them and their carers at this time of anxiety and suffering!

Recently Deceased: Giovanni Lavia, Don Worden, Betty Kennedy, Rita


McNally, Alfred Eaton, Mary Allen, Margaret Willsmore. May God have mercy on their souls!

Anniversaries and Special Intentions: Aidan Ronan, Patrick Allen, Jack


Horne, Brian Dalwood, Keith Hornby, Luigi Lavia, Reg Thomas, Baby Frank Bueti, James Dobbin, John Carroll, Jan Matwiejcyk, Kath Page, Barbara Ramsden, Philip ONeil, Alfie McGrevvy, Barbara Murray, Charles Harvey, Douglas De Tenon, Margaret Gould, Sydney Hickman, Virginia Muscat, Agnes Corcoran, Eddie Bentley, Rocco Romano, Vincenzo Romano, Maria Romano, Caterina Romano, Maureen Neagle, Mary Courtney, Archbishop Gleeson, Ed Gallio, Raimondo Giorgini, Salim Georges, Jean Sandberg, Jim Percival, Ray Case, Shane Paul, Marie Boylan, Aidan Ronan, Carol Somerset, Charlie Ellul, Janina Regorius, Maria Ternowy, Luke & Paul Zadey, Moussa Adams, Carmel Happ, Joseph Sultana, Tess Haverty, Tony McGinn, Coral Jeffrey, Ann Sedgwick, Mrs Waterson, Ray Simpson, Anton Saba, Saba Family, Moussa Adam, Bill Vance, James Clark, Perfecta Velasquez, Michael Fahey, Anton Lekstan, Cathy Lamb, Mary Traynor, Adam Adam, Imelda Saint, Mary Kelly, Vittorino Brustolin, Honor Denton, Valerie Holdstock, Julita Mercado O Campo, Maurice Williams, Des Thomas, Nicholas Perkins. Lord, grant them eternal peace in Your Kingdom! PRAYER LIST POLICY:
Names of the sick, recently deceased and anniversaries of death will be listed for 4 consecutive Sundays. Names can be re-listed on request from the family to Parish Office

FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD


MONDAY 8TH APRIL Mass at 9.15am and 7.30pm at MHC. Please noteRosary will begin at 7.00pm before Mass on that night!

VISIT OUR NEW PARISH WEB-SITE www.morphettvalecatholic.com


FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN (including Sacrament Preparation) Weekly Sessions held in the Parish Hall on Tuesdays during School Terms from 4.00pm - 5.00pm. This program is offered to baptised children attending other than our parish schools who desire to learn more about the Bible; the Church and her Teachings; the Sacraments; our Traditions; Prayer and Worship. It includes the opportunity for children to prepare for and receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion over a two-year period.
Parents enquiring about enrolling their children are invited to contact Karen at the Parish Office on Tuesdays from 2-4pm or Fridays from 12-4pm.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM Weekly Session to begin after Easter. Choice of Tuesday evenings or Friday mornings. For further information please contact Karen Daniell at the Parish Office on Tuesdays from 2-4pm or Fridays from 12 -4pm. Ph:8326 1555
CAN YOU HELP? A reliable, trustworthy mum with school children is looking for work as a house cleaner. Please ring the Parish Office and speak to Kathleen if you need her help.

NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK


ASK, SEARCH, KNOCK 2013 Are you wanting to explore Gods purpose and calling in your life? Ask, Search, Knock, is an evening for young adults who are seeking to do just that. Come and share in a time of reflection and prayer, and hear some personal testimonies from people at various points in their calling from God. Included in this will be a time for questions and answers from the speakers. Refreshments to follow. Friday 24th May: 7.30pm - 9.30pm at St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hall.

WORLD CONGRESS OF FAMILIES


The 7th World Congress of Families will be held in Sydney, May 15-18th, 2013. The theme of the Congress is Happy Families - Healthy Economy. See Notice board for full details!

THANKSGIVING UP-DATE
February Pledged: $8569.10 Received: $10952.00 Loose Plate: $2172.50 Priests Collection: $2860.35

AN INVITATION FROM MARY MACKILLOP CENTRE, ADELAIDE.


Monday 8th April 10.30am Monthly Mass in St Josephs Chapel - followed by refreshments in Bethany Conference Centre. 1.30pm - 3.00pm - Reflective Session: Mary MacKillop: An Easter Woman - in Bethany Conference Centre, finishing with a cuppa. Presenters:- Val DeBrenni & Mary Ryan rsj. Cost - Donation. 5.45pm - 6.15pm - St Josephs Chapel Monthly Reflective session on Mary MacKillop. Presenter:- Catherine Clark rsj. Chapel & Bethany Conference Centre: enter from 4 High St, Kensington

WORLD YOUTH DAY ADELAIDE/PORT PIRIE PACKAGES


Time to Register Go and make disciples of all nations Matthew 28:19 The Adelaide/Port Pirie package can be found at: http://www.wydtours.com/wyd-pilgrimages/sa/adelaide If you have any questions regarding WYD Rio, please feel free to contact Lisa McCormick on: lisa.mccormick@cesa.catholic.edu.au