YEAR C 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Page 4 Welcome to
St Joan of Arc Parish
Why do we give money at Mass?
What is the money used for?
Is it wisely managed? Ministers Clergy Parish Secretary Parish School Principal
Every baptised Fr Frank Furfaro Office Phone: 9798 6657 Miss Margaret Woods
Who has control over spending the money? and confirmed Mons. Dino Fragiacomo Tuesday, Wednesday Office Phone: 9798 9780
member of the 9.30am - 2.30pm St Joan of Arc Villa
Parish community Phyllis Hoole
REVIEW OF FIRST COLLECTION
All of us have experienced the goodness of a priest in our life GO FORTH….
Perhaps it’s only been in a general way through our attendance at Sunday liturgies, but it’s more likely that we’ve
experienced them in a more personal way - at a wedding, a baptism, or perhaps a funeral. Most of us have • Telling the Good News
experienced them in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and many of us in the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
• Sharing in the breaking of
• Enriching the community
through our talents, treasure and
CANONISATION OF BLESSED
October 17, 2010
We invite you to share in the Sacraments of:
Saturday Vigil: ............................................................................ 5.00pm
Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am (Italian) &......................................... 6.00pm
THE FIRST COLLECTION
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday............ 9.00am
Your financial offering, given in the First Collection, is used for the support of the priest/s of your parish. The Christmas
Friday ...................................................................................... 9.15am
and Easter offering, together with offerings that are made at the time of Weddings and Baptisms are considered part of the
First Collection. RECONCILIATION
From THE FIRST COLLECTION:
Each priest or deacon receives a stipend ($1080 to $1110 per month) BAPTISM
Presbytery needs are met, including housekeeper’s salary. Celebrated on the SECOND Saturday and the FOURTH Sunday of the month at
15% is paid to the Archdiocese each year to meet it’s expenses. 11.00am
The Archdiocese of Sydney is made up of some 130 parishes in various socio-economic areas. Catholic Presbytery MARRIAGE
97 Dalhousie Street Arrangements for a wedding must be made at least four months in advance.
If one parish has a surplus in its First Collection it is forwarded to a Central Fund. From this Central Fund, that is
Haberfield NSW 2045 Attendance at a Pre-Marriage Course is encouraged.
managed by an elected board of priests, parishes that are struggling to meet their needs may apply for assistance.
Phone: 9798 6657
Fax: 9799 4275 ANOINTING OF THE SICK
In 2008, 50 parishes (more than one-third of those in the Archdiocese) had to draw on the Central Fund because their own
Email: We are pleased to administer the Sacrament of the Sick to those in need. The
First Collection did not adequately support their priests.
firstname.lastname@example.org Eucharist will also be brought to those who are ill or housebound upon request.
This Central Fund also attends to the needs of: Web: Please notify the Presbytery if members of your family or other parishioners are in
Migrant Chaplains stjoanofarc.org.au need of the Eucharist.
Priests studying overseas
Priests in special works. NEW PARISHIONERS are invited to register in person at the Presbytery after Sunday Masses.
…..JUST T TO LET YOU KNOW:
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME YOU.
The Catholic people of the Archdiocese of Sydney have been extremely generous in their support of their priests.
Many, many thanks.
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THE MASS Reflection RESPONSES TO THE MASS BAPTISMS - October 2010
3rd October, 2010 We welcome these children into God’s
“We are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty.” family and our parish community
At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, Jesus Entrance Antiphon: O Lord, you have given everything its place in Loretta Gionta, Isabel Doherty
instituted the Eucharist, or the Mass, to perpetuate the sacrifice the world, and no one can make it other wise. For it is your creation,
In nineteenth-century England, William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
of the Cross throughout the ages until he should come again. the heavens and the earth and the stars: you are the Lord of all.
wrote a number of comic operas that entertained the people of their WEDDINGS - October2010
The Mass is an act of thanksgiving to God for his saving work; day and have continued to delight audiences ever since. Among Responsorial Psalm: If today you hear his voice, harden not your And the two shall become one
it is a sacred meal which nourishes us spiritually and anticipates them, one of the most popular is The Pirates of Penzance. Its hearts. Mauririo Tenebre & Susan Calcagno
the heavenly banquet, and it is a holy sacrifice, making present alternative titles is “The Slave of Duty”, because it concerns a Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The word of the Lord stands
the one true sacrifice of Christ our Saviour. Catholics believe young man, Frederick, whose sense of duty is outstanding. for ever; it is the word given to you, the Good News. Alleluia!
Frederick is apprenticed to a gang of pirates (who in the opera are, HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
that Jesus Christ is truly present at the Mass; in the assembly Communion Antiphon: The Lord is good to those who hope in him, WORLD YOUTH DAY 2011
gathered as the Body of Christ, through his Word made present inevitably, comic characters, not to be taken seriously) until - and
this is an important point - his twenty-first birthday. Unfortunately, to those who are searching for his love.
in the scripture, but supremely under the appearance of bread All Hallows Church
just as he is about to be released from his bonds, having lived for Scripture Readings for next week: 2 Kings 5:14-17, Five Dock
and wine. twenty-one years, it is revealed that he was born on 29 February in a Timothy 2:8-13, Luke 17:11-19
In the Eucharist the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
leap year so that, technically, he will have had only five birthdays and then for those interested onto World Youth Day Madrid
Christ is wholly and entirely present. Strengthened by this Scripture Readers for next week:
by the time he is twenty-one. Frederick believes that he is obliged, or another destination of your choice*
sacred food, we go forth to build up the Body of Christ in this Saturday Vigil: Maria Del Vecchio, Sue Smith
therefore, to return to the pirates; and that he will not be free, nor Sunday 8.30am: Maria De Grazia, Don Bastone Price for Holy Land, Israel only
world, and to bring his healing and salvation to all peoples. see Mabel, his sweetheart, again, until he is in his mid-eighties. Sunday 6.00pm: Dianne Tesoriero (including return flights) - approx $3,6000
However, after a lot of fun and nonsense, he is eventually freed and Price for Holy Land, Israel then onto Madrid
reunited with his beloved. Ministers of Communion for next week: or another destination of your choice - approx $4,600*
A sense of duty is highly commendable, but being a slave to duty, as Saturday Vigil: Prue Pope, Angelo Ciaschetti (*destinations other than Madrid
MINISTERS ALWAYS NEEDED Sunday 8.30am: Grace Mediati, Beatrice Bastone
we see, is not always good. It all depends on to whom or to what we will need to have their costing confirmed)
are a slave. In Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera, the obedience of duty is Sunday 6.00pm: Robert Graham, Carmel McKeogh Register interest at email@example.com or 9713 7960
Readers, Ministers of Eucharist, Acolytes, Altar Servers and
Church Wardens are always needed for Sunday Mass. Training demanded by a joke gang of pirates; in our day, we may all too by 1st December, 2010
and information will be provided and you will be rostered at a often see such obedience commanded in their members by extremist
groups or terrorist organisations, often with deadly consequences. In LORD, WE PRAY WELCOME HOME THOSE WHO HAVE DIED FREE SPORTS GEAR FOR OUR SCHOOL
mutually agreed time. If you would like to be part of our
these cases, the sense of duty is misguided, and does not contribute For every $10 spent at Coles Supermarket, Coles Online, Bi-Lo and
Ministry here at St Joan of Arc, Haberfield call into the Sacristy Recently Deceased: Pasquale Falsetta, Antonio Sama, Maria Concu,
to the common good. Pick’n Pay from 2 September to the 31 October, 2010 will earn 1 Coles
after Mass and ask for a Ministry sheet. The Gospel reading today talks of duty in the sense that is shared by Saverio Gullotta, Antonino Conti, Fenando Angelini, Elizabeth Gallagher,
Sports for Schools voucher worth 1 point. Vouchers are provided with
parents who make sacrifices for their children, or by members of the Salvatore Trovato, Gaetana Spitsleri, Marcel Bonorchis, Canio Petrino,
the receipt at point of purchase.
armed services who risk their lives for their country. It is especially Alfia Mangano, Pietro Banno, Nicola Giannuzza, Tindara Manitta, Maria
Please give generously to Please help us, the more vouchers collected, the more sports gear we
Sicari, Evelyn Sellick, Carmelo Previte, Giuseppe Caltabiano, Giuseppe
commendable when expressed by servicemen and women who receive. Ask family, friends and neighbours.
EACH COLLECTION AT SUNDAY MASS Ali, Sister Felina Ancheta FJ, Jim Doyle
rescue their comrades while under fire and who humbly declare Just drop the vouchers only (not the receipt), into the voucher
Many people are giving today the same amount such heroism to be no more than their duty. Duty does not expect collection box located in the St Joan of Arc school office foyer.
Rest in Peace: Kit McCabe, Maria Vuchich, Joseph Mostyn, Lenny
as they gave five or ten years ago. reward - it is simple the discharge of a moral obligation. (Leonardo) Zappala, Bryan Johnson, Ted Constant, Matteo Venezia,
* In 1979 a loaf of sliced white bread costs 55 cents We are morally obliged to God for everything, from our lives to the Giusepina Zarantonello, Felice Zarantonello, Raimondo Dolce, Marisa ST VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
* In 1989 the same loaf cost $1.35 world around us. Everything has been given to us by God. We owe Rulli, Bob Gallagher, Gaspare D’Onofrio, Maria Santone, Canio Petrino,
SVDP Membership New members to our Conference would be very
* Today the amount is $3.50 God for everything, and God would be entitled to command our Maria Romeo, Violet Ashing, Charles Huie, Mary Huie, Owen Jolly,
welcome. Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a
Has my offering to each Collection absolute obedience. But God’s way is not generally to issue strict JaneLiang, Lattari & Aversa Families, Angela Rafaraci, Pietro Del Grari
member of the Society is invited to attend one of our Tuesday
kept pace with the rate of inflation? demands of us; rather, God issues the invitation to us to accept the Special Intentions: Lattari & Aversa Families - deceased members, fortnightly meetings at the rear of the presbytery, in the room next to
gift of faith, openly and freely, with our minds as well as our hearts. Gullotta Family, Soglimbene Family, Antony Family, Carmel & John the garages. For further information you can ring Marea Dorman on
Jesus’ words in the Gospel today assure us that even a tiny amount McEnally - 58yrs of marriage, Linda & Elwyn Styles - safe arrival of 9797 2166.
NEW PARISHIONERS of faith, a minute mustard seed of it, can go a very long way. It can twins, Huie & Ashing Families - recovery of Rosaline Ashing &
change our lives. It can provide the pattern for our lives. It can even thanksgiving for graces received
RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY - 3rd October, 2010
We extend a warm welcome to new Parishioners at St Joan of
Arc. If you would like to be listed on the Parish Roll, or be a bring us into relationship with the Divine. Of course, this Today in the Archdiocese we are celebrating Respect Life Sunday. This is
relationship is not one of equals - how could it be? The illustration In your love and concern please pray for the following ill members of an opportunity to pray for greater love and respect for human life, from
part of the Planned Giving Program, please complete the our community: Giancarlo Budda, Mario Bianco, Tony Sulfaro, Cathy conception until natural death. This year we are focusing upon the threat
Jesus uses today reminds us that in his day slaves and masters were
following: not equals. The slave could not demand anything of the master, as
Costa. Maria Costa, George Myers, Kathryn Cooper euthanasia poses to the way society respects human life and cares for
the master owed the slave nothing. In the same way, how could we vulnerable people.
In keeping with the Privacy Act names cannot be published in our Parish Bulletin
A brochure on this theme, Euthanasia: myths and reality has been
PARISH ROLL AND PLANNED GIVING demand anything of God? We cannot browbeat or blackmail God, without the permission of the persons themselves or their next of kin. Please
specify on your Mass Envelope your intention to include the person’s name in this distributed to Sydney parishes. Please take one home to read and pass on
Please complete this form and place it in the collection basket. bully or bargain to get our way.
Bulletin or contact the Parish Office on 9798 6657 to others.
Please indicate: Yet God works in paradoxes. By accepting that we are God’s
creatures, by acknowledging our debt of duty to our creator, we are RELAY FOR LIFE
I wish to contribute to the Parish on a regular basis
given the greatest gift of all. We are invited to share in the divine CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS 2010
I wish to be listed on the Parish Roll The Canada Bay Relay for Life is a community event supported and
life itself. We become children of God, heirs of the kingdom. Our
Please tick your choice: attended by residents from Hurstville to Ashfield, Burwood, Strathfield ,
slavery is turned into freedom. We who are entitled to nothing are Leichhardt, Newtown and Marrickville. This year it will be taking place
Automatic Payment freely given everything. By living more for God and for others, and The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion on October 30 & 31 at Sid Richards Oval, Nullawarra Ave, Concord
Weekly Envelopes less for our own selfish selves, more and more is the life we receive. for St Joan of Arc Parish young people: West. It is run by a committee of dedicated volunteers on behalf of the
Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms_____________________________________ We do not deserve the life of glory, the life everlasting in bliss, any Cancer Council of NSW to support people affected by cancer. For
more than we deserved the life we were given at our conception. We Children attending Schools other than St Joan of Arc School information and to register a team www.relaycancercouncil.com.au
Address: ___________________________________________ cannot claim heaven as a right, as payment for good behaviour, or First Communion: Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at 5pm..
_____________________________ PCode: _____________ for regular attendance at Mass, or for being a generally nice person. PARISH BINGO NIGHT AND SAUSAGE SIZZLE
All is gift, and we have been given the freedom to accept it or not. Parish Bingo Night and Sausage Sizzle will be held on
Phone: ____________________ Mob: ___________________ And that is a cause for celebration for, as our slavery is real MORNING TEA to celebrate Saturday, 30th October, 2010, (Please note change of date)
freedom, our duty can be discharged with real joy. Mary MacKillops’s canonization at 6pm in the School Hall.
Fax: ______________________________________________ $20 per ticket - includes Sausage Sizzle, Bingo cards,
Email: _____________________________________________ The Living Word There will be a Morning Tea to celebrate Mary MacKillops’s soft drink, coffee/tea and cake.
canonization on Sunday 17th October after 8.30am Mass and Tickets will be on sale soon.
ALL PLANNED GIVING IS NOW 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE also after 10am Mass in the Mother Teresa Courtyard. Come along and have a great night.