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The weekly Bulletin of the Catholic Parish of Forster Tuncurry

Proclaiming Christ to the communities of Forster, Tuncurry and the surrounding districts

Sunday 11th October, 2015 Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
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Dear Parish Family,

11 Today - International Day
of the Girl Child
12 Baptismal Preparation
Forster 7pm

13 Mass at GLACIA
Tuncurry 11am

14 Finance Council Meeting

Forster 5pm

21 Pastoral Council Meeting

Forster 5:30pm

27 Communion at GLACIA
Tuncurry 11am

28 Social Justice Meeting

Forster 5:30pm


Mass at Beaumont
Forster 11am

Pastoral Team Meeting

Forster 4:30pm

Mass at Kularoo
Forster 11am

Baptismal Preparation
Forster 7pm

10 Mass at GLACIA
Tuncurry 11am

I feel it is such a privileged place I get to sit as a member of this community and
as the Priest during the most remarkable times in your lives and that of your
families. Most often those remarkable times are also vulnerable times. The
death of a loved one particularly is a most difficult and fragile time.
Vulnerabilities are so on show during these times. But it is a privilege to be part
of the journey with your families at these difficult times. Each family is different
of course as is each family member being fare-welled is different and unique and
this is often reflected in the ceremony and the grieving process; the need for
support and encouragement remains the same however.
I am grateful for the members of this worshipping community who are able to
be present at funerals even when you dont necessarily know the person or
know them well. We are a universal community that takes seriously its mission
to be as Paul calls us the body of Christ: a communion of people that loves
enough of its self to be present to support people in need at their most
vulnerable, fragile, needy times. Few of us could say that we havent been there
so we are in the box set as it were to empathise and support.
The Words of Remembrance give us an insight into the life of the person so our
prayer does have a more personal context but even without that we are able to
simply place these people before the love of our God. It is no pious platitude.
How hard it is to stand before a church full of people and be so vulnerable and
open about love and the sadness of saying till we meet again.
Families often mention that they appreciate that we pray for their loved family
member in our Masses, particularly on Sunday. They are grateful for the
prayerful support. It blows me away that they notice strangers at their family
funerals and are staggered that someone would want to come and be part of
this day. It blows them away to know that we care so much. I simply say it is
what our community does for each other. I think it is a privilege to be able to do
what Christ asks of us even for the stranger. On another note however it is part
of our work to proclaim our love of Christ and our need to share that love with
others. Keep doing what you do.
Best wishes,


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Youre invited. Senior (but

young at heart) Family Group
has been meeting for events,
activities and support for the
last 24 years. It consists of
approximately 30 individuals or
families. Its purpose is
friendship and fellowship.
Monthly activities often involve
eating - an afternoon tea,
movies followed by a coffee at a
local venue, picnics, quiz
afternoons, a luncheon out and
about or at someones home.
We invite any person or family,
new/senior parishioners to join
us for our next activity to see
what our Family Group is all
What: Quiz Afternoon
Where: 6 Figtree Drive,
Diamond Beach.
When: Saturday, 17 October at
Afternoon tea will be served at
For further information or
transport to the event please
contact Terry and Carol Pearson
(6559 25 50 or 0408 768 729)
or Sharon Fowle (6554 63 04).

Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Funeral Notice
The life of Lauranne Bryne (wife
of Greg our Pastoral Associate)
will be celebrated in a Mass of
Christian Burial on Monday 12
October at 10.30am in St Mary
Star of the Sea Tuncurry. You are
also invited to attend the wake
following the Mass in the
Tuncurry Bowling Club, Parke
Street. Lauranne will be laid to
rest in the Tuncurry Lawn
cemetery, Tuncurry.
You are also invited to attend a
Prayer service on Sunday evening
11 October at 7.00pm in the Parish
Hall, Lake Street, Forster followed
by supper. You are invited to bring
a plate to the Hall to share.
Lauranne was a devoted wife,
grandmother and friend to so
many. A kind and generous lady
who shared her faith as a member
of our Parish Community for
many years, as well as sharing
faith as a staff member in our
parish School at Holy Name
Catholic School in Forster. The list
of people she has touched is
In lieu of flowers donation to the
Collection box at the Church.

TODAY - International Day of the Girl Child 11th October

The United Nations International Day of the Girl Child promotes girls' human
rights, highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and
addresses the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls
around the world.
Over 60 million girls worldwide are forced into marriage before the age of 18
125 million girls and women worldwide have undergone female genital
mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)
1.2 million children are being trafficked each year many of these children
are girls forced into sex trafficking
Pregnancy is the leading cause of death worldwide for women aged 15 to 19
Literacy rates for girls in many countries remain low just 12% of Afghan
women aged 15 and over are literate
For more information and resources please visit:

For prayer and reflection resources please visit:


Recently Deceased
Joseph Bonventi, Eileen Reid,
Lauranne Byrne, Wanda Deane

Sick in the Parish
Peter Wicks, Terry ONeill, Emily
Wroblewicz, Anne King.

If we really believe in something, it does

not seem to be a sacrifice to give up
everything else to pursue that one
dream. Jesus asks for total dedication,
promising in return rewards that on one
else can promise: Go and sell everything
you own then come; follow me.
For more information regarding
Vocations contact Fr Brian Mascord on
4979 1112 or

Palms Australia
Overseas volunteer opportunities
Communities in East Timor,
Ethiopia, Kenya, Kiribati, PNG,
Samoa and elsewhere are asking for
volunteers to assist mentor local
workers and so assist poverty
They believe this approach
promotes self-reliant, sustainable
development and have asked Palms
Australia to recruit, prepare and
support those who volunteer.
2016 positions close soon! Please
contact palms@palms.org.au or call
02 95189551

Parish Keys: I need to get

from each person who has a
key to our facilities the
number off the key for our
Insurance records. Either see
me after Mass or pop into the
office during the week.
Thanks for your help in this.
Fr Greg

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Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

.of the Word

of Communion


A: Tony Stevens


B: Jake Siddle

Jeannette Goodacre, Kathryn McCabe, Lou Hope,

Owen Carroll, Pat Hooker.


A: Fred Liackman


B: Bronwyn Morse


A: Rob Temesvary


B: Kyla Loring

Elle Cairns-Cowan, Fay Harvey, Greg Byrne, Josie

Beech, Michael Amato.

.of the Word

of Communion


A: Bob Cashman


B: Frank Hayman

Carolyn Olliffe, Jake Siddle, Margaret Smith,

Maureen Pye, Michael Siddle.


A: Bronwyn Morse


B: Edna Tucker


A: Kyla Loring


B: Peter Nicholls

First Reading

Wisdom 7:7-11
Wisdom brings all good
Responsorial Psalm
Response: Fill us with your
love, O Lord, and we will
sing for joy!
Second Reading

Hebrews 4:12-13
Nothing is hidden from

Cecile Malone, Cushla Drake, Maria Armitage, Mary

Greig, additional volunteer required.

Fred Liackman, Graham Griffiths, Kay Griffiths,

Mark Mowbray, Peter Wicks.
Alan McCarthy, Anne Moloney, Barbara Dolahenty,
Barbara Kermode, Coral McCarthy.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Happy the poor in spirit;
the kingdom of heaven is

First Reading
Isaiah 53:10-11
Second Reading
Hebrews 4:14-16
Gospel Reading
Mark 10:35-45


Mark 10:17-30
A man asks Jesus what he has
to do to enter the kingdom.

Children's Liturgy Roster

18/10/15 Natasha Brotherton

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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Celebrated most Sundays.

Fr Greg BarkerParish Priest

Emergency Contact 0417 321 209

Mr Greg ByrnePastoral Associate
Mrs Sharon Fowle
Bridgeside Bulletin
Items for inclusion should be
received by midday on

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


Sr Kathryn McCabe
Aboriginal Catholic Ministry
Loretta Heffernan
SRE Co-Ordinator

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

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


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

Sacramental Preparation
Greg Byrne 6554 6304

Secular Franciscan Fraternity

First Wednesday of the month
after 9am Mass at Forster.
Maintenance & Gardening Group
Third Thursday of the month.
Howard 6557 6826.
Childrens Liturgy of the Word
First and third
Sunday at 9am Mass.
Natasha 0407 589 935.
Novena to Our Lady of
Perpetual Help
Every Wed, 11:14am at Forster.
Shioney 6554 9468.

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

Pastoral Team
First Wed, 4:30pm at Forster.
Greg Byrne 6554 6304


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

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

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

Womens Bible Study Group

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

Holy Hour
Every Tues, 3:30pm at Tuncurry

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
Social Justice
Last Wed, 5:30pm at Forster.
Tim Prescott 6555 8517.
Singing Practice
Every Tues. Ken Heffernan
6557 6569.
Intercessory Prayer Group
No meetings required.
Bob Cashman 6555 5914.
WEEKDAY EUCHARIST (subj. to change)

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

AGED CARE MASSES (subj. to change)

Mary Star of the Sea, Tuncurry Mary Star of the Sea, Tuncurry
Beaumont Gardens 1st Tues , 11am
Sat 6pm, Sun 7am
Mon 10.30, Tues 4:30, Sat 9am
Kularoo Gardens 1st Wed, 11am
Holy Name of Jesus, Forster
Holy Name of Jesus, Forster
GLACIA House 2nd Tues, 11am
Sun 9am
Wed 9am Thurs No Mass, Fri 9:30am

Mary Star of the Sea, Tuncurry

Saturday 8:30am

Holy Name of Jesus, Forster

Saturday 4:45pm

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