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 St Ambrose’s RECONCILIATION: 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 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER – YEAR B 19 APRIL 2015 RESPONSORIAL PSALM GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Lord, let your face shine on us. Alleluia, alleluia! Lord Jesus, make your word plain to us: make our hearts burn with love when you speak. Alleluia! When I call, answer me, O God of justice; from anguish you released me, have mercy and hear me! EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III It is the Lord who grants favours to those whom he loves; the Lord hears me whenever I call him. RECENTLY DECEASED: Virginio Cancian of King Street ‘What can bring us happiness?’ many say. Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord. ANNIVERSARIES: Francesco Menolascina, Tony Greco I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. GOD’S LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH We sometimes use the expression ‘changing the goal posts’ to describe a situation when a new, previously unknown, condition is prescribed. Today’s Gospel does just that. The Old Testament had given some information about the long awaited saviour of Israel, the Messiah, or in Greek, the Christ. He was to be in the line of King David, he was to be born in Bethlehem, and he was to be God’s chosen one. Jesus adds a new criterion for being a Messiah – that he must suffer and die. Nothing in the Scriptures suggested this, which is why the death of Jesus destroyed the hopes of his first disciples. To them, his death meant failure. God had abandoned him and their hopes were in vain. Jesus changes the goal posts to include suffering and death as part of his being the Messiah. Rather than a sign of rejection by God, his death needs to be understood in another framework. I find this helpful. There is much about God’s ways I do not understand. Theological words don’t always meet my need for consolation or certainty. There are times I just have to accept that God’s goal posts are different to mine. God’s perception is bigger than mine. Jesus reveals this to his disciples, ‘your way of understanding wasn’t big enough’. Notice how even when they see Jesus the Gospel says, ‘they could not believe it’. Jesus needed to explain to them and stretch their understanding to accept what their eyes saw. Jesus is raised. A new dimension of human living is revealed. God’s love is stronger than death. –Mary Coloe EASTER SERIES BEGINS THIS WEEK A series of three evenings exploring faith and Scripture, featuring theologian Fr Kevin Lenehan and Scripture scholar Br Rod Doyle begins this week on Wednesday 22 April. The series continues on Wednesdays 6 May and 13 May. These gatherings will be a 7.30pm in St Ambrose’s Community Centre. Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan is the Associate Dean of Catholic Theological College. His doctoral research has studied the thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and René Girard on the relationship between Christian discipleship and the cultural function of religion. On 22 April, he will focus on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dr Br Rod Doyle is a a senior fellow of Catholic Theological College and a member of the Department of Biblical Studies. He lectured in the New Testament and still supervises research essays. For our sessions on 6 and 13 May, Br Rod will focus on the Four Gospels. The three evenings will give parishioners an opportunity to explore the richness of our faith in a creative and meaningful way. All welcome! PROJECT COMPASSION If you have brought your Project Compassion box today, please place it in the Project Compassion container that is in the sanctuary near the lectern. Those wanting a tax receipt, please fill in the required details on your Project Compassion box. MEETING REMINDER The Parish Leadership Team meets this Thursday evening 23 April at 7.00pm in the parish house at Our Lady’s. ANZAC DAY Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart at St Patrick’s Cathedral at 9.30am on Anzac day, next Saturday, 25 April to remember the Centenary of the Anzac Landing at Gallipoli. There will also be a 10.00am Mass at St Ambrose’s. OLIVE HARVEST TODAY! Following the 10.30am Mass today we will have the annual harvesting of the parish olive trees in the front garden of St Ambrose’s church. All are invited to be part of this by picking olives at ground level or up a ladder! These olives will be prepared and sold at our forthcoming ‘Brunswick Market Day’ (previously known as the Fete) which will be held on 21 November this year. Mark that date on your calendar! LARGE JARS NEEDED Those who are preparing the olives for the Brunswick Market Day will need large jars in which to store the prepared olives. If you have any spare jars at home, please bring them in to either church in the parish over the next couple of weeks. FRUIT FOR JAMS, OR VEGIES FOR PICKLES To all those friends who provided the jars for jam, in preparation for the Brunswick Market Day, thank you! The response was great! As the year goes on, any parishioners who have excess fruit or vegetables suitable for making into jams, pickles or chutneys please call me on 0409 324 882 and I will arrange to pick them up. Lemons are always welcome. –Margaret Duggan CAN YOU HOST A SMALL GROUP MEAL? The ‘Meals in Small Groups’ initiative provides an opportunity for parishioners to get to know one another a little better, and simply to enjoy each others’ company. At present we are looking for people who would be willing to host a meal, from about 7.00pm, on one of the following Saturday evenings: 9 May, 16 May or 23 May. And you don’t even need to do all the cooking! Parishioners can bring along one or two of the courses. You are invited to keep one of those dates free if you’d like to share a meal in a small group. Once the hosts are established we can let you know the venues for the meals. Those who are able to host, please contact Annette Tepper on 0434 074 819. Thanks! AN ETHICAL EASTER! Did you celebrate Easter with ethical Easter eggs? ACRATH would love to hear from you. Send a photo of your certified Easter chocolate product findings to the ACRATH Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ACRATH or Twitter @ACRATHumans. Remember, Coles and Woolworths will be ordering their 2016 Easter stock soon, so keep sending postcards demanding that they increase certified Easter chocolate stock for purchase in 2016. Download or order cards to take to your local supermarket from: http://www.stopthetraffik.org/ au/traffikfree_easter. CHRISTIAN MEDITATION You are invited to participate in Christian Meditation on Monday mornings 9.15 am and Wednesday evenings 7.30 – 8.30 pm in Our Lady's Community Centre. Note: evening meditation is on hold during the Easter series, 22 April, 6 and 13 May. Contact Bruno Masci for further details, 9381 1383. MACKILLOP PILGRIMAGE Sixteen parishioners have confirmed that they are going on the MacKillop Pilgrimage (by walking and minibus) from Portland to Penola via Hamilton from Monday 21 September ‘til Monday 28 September this year. However, there is still room for four more. If you’re interested, please see Fr Michael this weekend. LITURGY PLANNING TEAMS Would you like to be part of a team that meets with Fr Michael and Fr Vinh to prepare the liturgies for our Sunday Masses? Each team would meet perhaps once or twice in the year depending on the number of people who volunteer. The team would discuss ideas for the focus of the Mass, the music, and suggestions for Prayers of Intercession. Interested? Next Sunday a sign-up sheet will be available. FESTA There will be the Festa of the Madonna of Servigliano celebrated by Fr Pawel Pakula CSSR on Sunday 3 May at 3.00pm in St Ambrose’s church. Full details on the Italian Page today. NEW VICAR FOR CHRIST CHURCH Bishop Lindsay Urwin has been appointed as the new Anglican Vicar of Christ Church, Brunswick. He will take up his post in Brunswick in September. He is currently Administrator of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham – an ancient English place of pilgrimage in the Diocese of Norwich. THANK YOU The Easter raffle raised $400.20 for the parish. Many thanks to Josie Di Dio and her team! PARISH PRAYER FOCUS FOR APRIL We pray for all those who are deprived of their human rights. May we treat all people with justice, dignity and respect. ON THE NOTICEBOARD • Communicating Christ in a Post-Modern World, 5.00pm, 7 May at Newman College • Reasons for Hope – A conversation between two Franciscan bishops (Napier and Long), 7.00pm, 14 May, All Saints Church, Brunswick St, Fitzroy PARISH COLLECTIONS Church: $1539.76 Presbytery: $673.48 READINGS NEXT WEEK: Acts 4:8–12; 1 John 3:1–2; John 10:11–18 PAGINA IN ITALIANO OLIVE HARVEST È OGGI! Dopo le 10:30 messa oggi avremo la raccolta annuale degli alberi in chiesa il fronte giardino di St Ambrose di parrocchia ulivi. Tutti sono invitati a far parte di questo di raccolta olive a livello del suolo o su una scala! Queste olive saranno preparate e vendute al nostro prossimo 'Brunswick mercato Day' (precedentemente conosciuto come la fete) che si terrà il 21 novembre di quest'anno. Mark quella data sul calendario! SONO NECESSARI GRANDI VASI Coloro che si preparano le olive per il giorno di mercato Brunswick bisogno di grandi vasi in cui archiviare le olive preparate. Se avete qualsiasi ricambi vasetti a casa, si prega di portare loro alla chiesa durante le prossime due settimane. FRUTTA PER MARMELLATE O VEGIES PER SOTTACETI A tutti gli amici che hanno fornito i vasetti per la marmellata, in preparazione per il giorno di mercato di Brunswick, grazie! La risposta è stata grande! Come l'anno va avanti, qualsiasi parrocchiani che hanno in eccesso frutta o verdura adatto a fare in marmellate, sottaceti o chutney chiamatemi su 0409 324 882 e provvederà a raccoglierli. Limoni sono sempre i Benvenuti! –Margaret Duggan FESTA DI MARIA SS DI SERVIGLIANO MONTEMURRO Il Comitato Promotore cordialmente invita tutta la comunità Montemurrese, amici e simpatizzanti, alla celebrazione in onore della Madonna di Servigliano è un’occasione importante per tutta la comunità Montemurrese di sentirsi unita nel celebrare le tradizioni paesane. Il Comitato organizzatore sarà ben lieto di vedere che questa festa e ancora molto sentita tra I paesani. La Santa Messa avrà luogo Domenica 3 Maggio alle ore 3.00pm, nella Chiesa di Sant’Ambrogio. La Messa sarà celebrate da P. Pawel Pakula CSSR. Seguirà la Procesione con la Statua della Madonna accompagnata dalla Banda della Ferovia. Per ulteriori informazioni e donazioni telefonate A Parisi 9387 2119. PROGETTO COMPASSIONE Se avete portato la scotola progetto compassione oggi, mettetelo nel contenitore di Progetto Compassione che è nel santuario vicino il leggio. Coloro che desiderano una ricevuta fiscale, si prega di compilare i dati richiesti sulla vostra casella progetto compassione. MEDITAZIONE CRISTIANA Siete invitati a partecipare alla meditazione cristiana su Lunedi mattina 9:15 e mercoledì sera ore 7.30 – 8.30 nel centro della Comunità di Santa Maria. Nota: Non ci sarà nessuna meditazione il 22 aprile, 6 e 13 maggio. Per maggiori dettagli contattare Bruno Masci, 9381 1383. GRAZIE! La lotteria di Pasqua sollevato $400.20 per la parrocchia. Molte grazie a Josie Di Dio e il suo team! PREGHIERA PARROCCHIALE PER APRILE Preghiamo per tutti coloro che sono privati dei loro diritti umani. Possiamo trattare tutte le persone con giustizia, dignità e rispetto.