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3rd Sunday of Easter 2015 - St Ambrose`s Catholic Parish Brunswick

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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
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.
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