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The Catholic Parish of
Brunswick and Brunswick East
Parish Newsletter
St Ambrose’s
Our Lady’s
287 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Telephone 9380 1023 Fax: 9388 8144
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.stambroseparish.org.au
49 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East
Telephone: 9380 1844 Fax 9388 0170
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ourlady.org.au
PARISH TEAM
PRIESTS OF THE PARISH: Fr Michael Casey and Fr Vinh Nguyen
PASTORAL ASSOCIATES: Sr Diane Cleveland and Sr Julita Buss
FAITH DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION: Tricia Murray
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr Philip Cachia, www.olbrunswickeast.catholic.edu.au
SUNDAY MASS TIMES:
Our Lady’s
St Ambrose’s
WEEKDAY MASSES:
Our Lady’s
St Ambrose’s
RECONCILIATION:
St Ambrose’s
Our Lady’s
MARRIAGES AND BAPTISMS: By appointment
6.00pm Saturday Vigil, 9.00am Sunday (Italian/English).
10.30am Sunday.
Tuesday to Thursday at 9.15am, Friday at 9.00am
Tuesday to Saturday at 10.00am
10.30am Saturday
11.30am Saturday
5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR B
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Praise the Lord who heals
the broken-hearted.
Alleluia, alleluia!
He bore our sickness,
and endured our suffering.
Alleluia!
Praise the Lord for he is good;
sing to our God for he is loving:
to him our praise is due.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem
and brings back Israel’s exiles,
he heals the broken-hearted,
he binds up all their wounds.
He fixes the number of the stars;
he calls each one by its name.
Our Lord is great and almighty;
his wisdom can never be measured.
The Lord raises the lowly;
he humbles the wicked to the dust.
8 FEBRUARY 2015
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER VARIOUS NEEDS IV
RECENTLY DECEASED:
ANNIVERSARIES: Corradina Scarnato, Paolo Valvo,
Vittorio Barillaro, Carmela Parisi, Domenico
Zaffino, Assunta Zaffino, Franco Zaffino
JESUS THE HEALER
Jesus’ healing ministry is
expanding. On this one day
he has cast an unclean
spirit out of a possessed
man in the synagogue,
healed Peter’s mother-inlaw of a fever and then
healed the crowds of
people who came to the door. The next morning
he announces that they will take the ministry to the
whole region of Galilee. In a very simple way, the
gospel of Mark has described the growth of Jesus’
ministry from very humble isolated examples to a
deliberate reaching out to the people of an entire
region.
Jesus appears to have made Capernaum his base
after leaving Nazareth. He may, in fact, have based
himself at Simon Peter’s house. There are many
references in the gospels to Jesus’ actions in
Capernaum. Archaeologists have identified the
house in Capernaum that they believe to be Simon
Peter’s house – less than 100 metres from the
Capernaum synagogue. Evidence reveals carved
inscriptions and symbols that identify both Jesus
and Peter. The house appears to have been used as
a ‘house-church’ until a church was built on the site
in the 5th Century. Excavations of the site can be
seen today. Greg Sunter
FR VINH’S HOLIDAYS
On Monday of this week, Fr Vinh will be
returning to Vietnam for three weeks’
annual holiday. He will spend time with his
family and celebrate Vietnamese New Year
with them. We wish him a restful and
enjoyable holiday.
WEEKDAY MASSES/ COMMUNION SERVICES
During Fr Vinh’s absence over the next three
weeks, the times of Masses and Communion
services will be:
Our Lady’s
Tuesday 9.15 Mass (with school)
Wednesday 9.15 Mass
Thurs 9.15 Communion Service
Friday 9.00 Communion Service
St Ambrose’s Tuesday and Wednesday
Communion Service at 10.00am
Morning Mass, Thursday to
Saturday at 10.00am
OLHC SCHOOL MASS
To celebrate the opening of the 2015 School year,
there will be a whole school Mass at Our Lady’s
this Tuesday morning at
9.15am. All are welcome
to come to the Mass and
celebrate with the staff
and students!
WE ARE ONE PARISH!
At our Masses last Sunday we symbolised the
official amalgamation of St Ambrose’s and Our
Lady’s with the lighting of a candle. We are now
The Catholic Parish of Brunswick and
Brunswick East. We will continue to light this
candle at our parish Masses over the next two
Sundays, before Lent begins, as a symbol of the
strengths we have gained through this union, the
gifts and abilities of parishioners that we share and
the greater capacity that it now gives us in our
ministry and mission.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER AGAINST
HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The Australian Catholic Bishops
Conference (ACBC) and the
Australian Catholic Religious Against
Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)
support Pope Francis in declaring this Sunday,
8 February, the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, as the
inaugural World Day of prayer, reflection and
action against human trafficking. Josephine
Bakhita was born in Southern Sudan in 1869.
During her life she experienced kidnapping and
slavery. Following her delivery to freedom
Josephine dedicated her life to supporting the poor
and suffering. She eventually became a Canossian
Sister. She was canonised in 2000.
ROSTER SIGN-UP SHEETS
There are roster sign-up sheets in the Gathering
Space for:
• Lectors / Commentators
• Special Ministers of the Eucharist
• Welcomers before 10.30 Mass
• First Sunday ‘cuppa’ after10.30 Mass
• Children’s Liturgy of the Word leaders at
the 10.30 Mass
We encourage as many as possible to sign up! If
you are already on the rosters, there is no need to
sign again, but please indicate if you wish to come
off the roster. The new rosters for 2015 will be
available before the end of February.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY ROSTER
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
gives our parish children the
opportunity to hear and
understand the Gospel at their own level. If you
wish to volunteer as a leader of Children’s Liturgy,
please sign the roster in the Gathering Space.
Thanks to all volunteers!
BOOK GROUP THIS WEEK
The next gathering for the Spiritual Reading Book
Group will be this Wednesday 11 February from
7.00pm to 8.15pm in St Ambrose’s Spirituality
Room. We will be looking at chapters 4 and 5 of
‘Ask the Beasts – Darwin and the God of Love’.
RCIA MEETS THIS WEEK
The candidates, sponsors and
catechists for the RCIA program will
have their first meeting for the year
this Thursday evening at 7.30pm in
the Spirituality Room of St Ambrose’s
Community Centre. The Rite of Christian Initiation
of Adults is a process that assists the faith journey
of those who are looking to become Catholic.
CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN
CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS
A Muslim Imam, Afroz Ali, will
introduce a conversation on issues
of interest to Christians and
Muslims. Come along for
conversation and a cuppa at St Ambrose’s Parish
Centre on Saturday 21 February from 2.00 –
4.00pm. All welcome!
distribute in the form of food
vouchers, pharmacy bills, utility bill
supplements, rent assistance, to
needy households in Brunswick in a
normal quarter. The SVDP Store in
Sydney Road has proven to be a
good source of funds. But 170 households visited in
six months means that the need is ongoing. Our
seven members thank past donors for their
generosity. We always need new members. (Phone
Brian 0413 416 766.)
CUPPA IN PARISH HOUSE
As you know, on the first Sunday of the
month, after the 10.30am Mass, there is
always a cuppa in St Ambrose’s
Community Centre. On other Sundays,
the coffee pot is on the stove in St
Ambrose’s Parish House, and anyone is welcome
to come over and share in a cup coffee or tea. It’s
also a good chance for people to get to know one
another a little better.
ACCOMMODATION NEEDED
Parishioners Laval and Nathalie and their two
daughters have moved to Seymour for work.
However, their daughter is continuing Year 6 at
Our Lady’s School. So Nathalie and the two
daughters are looking for Monday to Friday
accommodation for six months. If you can help,
please ring Nathalie 0424 650 751.
JUDITH DUPRÉ TO VISIT BRUNSWICK
Art historian and author Judith Dupré
(New York) will be visiting the
Archdiocese of Melbourne from 5–14
March to deliver workshops and talks
on the theme of Mary's Journey and
'Yes', as depicted in art and everyday
life. Judith is the first in a series of international
speakers to visit the Archdiocese in 2015. While in
Australia she will visit our parish on Thursday 5
March to lead a reflection on Mary, the
Annunciation and Saying 'Yes'. St Ambrose’s
Community Centre 7.30 – 9.00pm. Mark the date
in your diary!
‘OPEN TABLE’ MEAL
Open Table uses surplus food to
create wholesome community feasts
every month. Come along to share a
free and ’fair’ meal at Temple Park, 24 Gray Street
Brunswick today, from 12.30 to 3.00pm. All are
welcome! Open Table will continue to be held in
Temple Park in 2015 on the second Sunday of each
month.
S V DE P APPEAL
The parish conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul
Society is conducting a fund-raising drive at Masses
on 15 and 16 February. This is our belated
Christmas appeal. We disbursed 25 hampers and
$1000 or so of supplementary aid over Christmas.
It ran us short for the $5000 or so that we
ON THE NOTICEBOARD
• Updates from the Archdiocese
• Catholic Social Teaching, 3 March
PARISH PRAYER FOCUS FOR FEBRUARY
We pray with gratitude and humility for your gift of
the sun. May we enjoy and use with respect its
solar rays.
PARISH COLLECTIONS
Church: $1113.32
Presbytery: $519.86
READINGS NEXT WEEK: Leviticus 13:1–2. 44–46; 1 Cor 10:31 – 11:1; Mark 1:40–45
PAGINA IN ITALIANO
VACANZE DI FR VINH: Lunedì di questa settimana, Fr Vinh
ritorna in Vietnam per tre settimane di vacanze annuale. Per
trascorrere del tempo con la sua famiglia e festeggiare il
capodanno vietnamita con loro. Noi gli auguriamo una
vacanza riposante e piacevole.
MESSE FERIALE / SERVIZIO DI COMUNIONE
Durante l'assenza di Fr Vinh nelle prossime tre settimane i
orari delle Messe e Servizio di Comunione saranno:
Santa Maria
− Martedì ore 9.15 Messa (con la scuola)
− Mercoledì ore 9.15 Messa
− Giovedì ore 9.15 Servizio di Comunione
− Venerdì ore 9.00 Servizio di Comunione
Sant’Ambrogio
− Martedì e Mercoledì servizio di Comunione ore 10
− Messa di Giovedì a Sabato alle ore10.00
MESSA PER LA SCUOLA DI SANTA MARIA
Per festeggiare l'apertura dell'anno scolastico 2015, ci sarà
una Messa a Santa Maria questo Martedì mattina alle ore
9.15 per tutta la scuola. Tutti sono invitati a venire a Messa e
celebrare con il personale e gli studenti!
SIAMO UNA PARROCCHIA! Nelle nostre Messe Domenica
scorsa abbiamo simboleggiata la fusione ufficiale di
Sant’Ambrogio e Santa Maria con l'accendere una candela.
Ora siamo La Parrocchia Cattolica di Brunswick e
Brunswick East. Continueremo ad accendere questa
candela durante le Messe presso la nostra parrocchia nelle
prossime due Domeniche, prima dell'inizio di Quaresima,
come simbolo della forza che abbiamo acquisito attraverso
questa Unione, i doni e le capacità di parrocchiani che
condividiamo e la maggiore capacità che ci dà ora nel nostro
ministero e missione.
GIORNATA MONDIALE DI PREGHIERA
La conferenza dei Vescovi Cattolici Australiani e
Religiosi Cattolici Australiani contro traffico in
esseri umani dano il supporto al Papa Francesco nel
dichiarare questa Domenica, 8 Febbraio, la festa di
St Josephine Bakhita, come l'inaugurale giornata
mondiale di preghiera, di riflessione e di azione contro il
traffico di esseri umani. Josephine Bakhita nacque nel Sudan
meridionale, nel 1869. Durante la sua vita ha sperimentato
rapimento e schiavitù. Dopo la sua consegna alla libertà
Josephine ha dedicato la sua vita a sostenere i poveri e
sofferente. Successivamente divenne una Suora Canossiana.
Lei è stata canonizzata nel 2000.
CONVERSAZIONI TRA CRISTIANI E MUSULMANI
Un Imam musulmano, Afroz Ali, introdurrà
una conversazione su tematiche di interesse
per i Cristiani e i Musulmani. Vieni per la
conversazione e una tazza di tè presso il
Centro Parrocchiale di Sant'Ambrogio Sabato
21 Febbraio dalle 2.00-4.00 pm. Tutti
Benvenuti!
JUDITH DUPRÉ PER VISITARE BRUNSWICK
Storico dell'arte e autore Judith Dupré (New
York) sarà in visita l'Arcidiocesi di Melbourne da
5 – 14 Marzo per fare un workshop e
conferenze sul tema del tragitto di Maria e il 'Sì',
come nell'arte e la vita quotidiana. Judith è la
prima di una serie di relatori internazionali per
visitare l'Arcidiocesi nel 2015. Mentre in Australia lei visiterà
la nostra parrocchia il Giovedì 5 Marzo 7.30pm per
condurre una riflessione su Maria, l'Annunciazione e il 'Sì'.
Nel Centro Comunitario di Sant'Ambrogio. Segnare la data
sul tuo diario!
L’APPELLO S V DE P: La conferenza della parrocchia della
Società Saint Vincent de Paul sta conducendo una raccolta di
fondi nelle Masse il 15 e 16 Febbraio. Questo è il nostro
appello tardivo di Natale. Abbiamo sborsato 25 cesti e
$1000 di supplementi di aiuto nel Natale. Ci mancava $5000
dollari nella distribuizione in forma di buoni alimentari,
bollette di farmacia,bill di utilità integratori, assistenza affitto,
alle famiglie bisognose in Brunswick in un quartiere normale.
Il negozio SVDP in Sydney Rd ha dimostrato di essere una
buona fonte di fondi. Ma 214 famiglie visitate in sei mesi
significa che la necessità è in corso.I nostri sette membri
ringraziano i donatori del passato per la loro generosità.
Abbiamo sempre bisogno di nuovi membri. (Telefona a Brian
0413 416 766).
TAZZA NELLA CASA PARROCCHIALE
La maggior parte delle Domeniche, dopo la Messa
delle ore 10.30, la caffettiera è sul fornello nella
casa parrocchiale di Sant'Ambrogio, e chiunque è
benvenuto a venire per una tazza di caffè o tè. È
anche una buona occasione per le persone arrivare a
conoscersi un po' meglio.
BISOGNO DI ALLOGGIO: Parrocchiani Laval e Nathalie e le
loro due figlie sono spostati a Seymour per lavoro. Tuttavia,
la loro figlia continua l’anno 6 alla scuola di Santa Maria. Così
Nathalie e le due figlie sono alla ricerca di sistemazione da
Lunedì a Venerdì per sei mesi da Febbraio. Se potete aiutarli,
si prega di telefonare a Nathalie 0424 650 751.
FOGLI DI ISCRIZIONE PER IL ROSTER: Ci sono fogli di
iscrizione per il roster nello spazio del raduno per:
• Lettore / Commentatore
• Ministri Speciale dell'Eucaristia
• • 'Tazza' della prima Domenica dopo la Messa
delle 10.30
Incoraggiamo piu persone possibile iscriversi! Se sei già sul
roster, non è necessario firmare nuovamente, ma si prega di
indicare se si desidera finire di fare parte del roster. Il nuovo
roster per il 2015 sarà disponibile entro la fine di Febbraio.
PREGHIERA PARROCCHIALE PER FEBBRAIO
Preghiamo con gratitudine e umiltà per il dono del sole. Che
noi possiamo godere e utilizzare con rispetto i suoi raggi
solari.
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