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St Joan of Arc Parish Haberfield


									  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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Phone:9799 8753
                                       REVIEW OF FIRST COLLECTION
                                                                                                                                   MARY MacKILLOP

                      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
                                                                                                                                    MARY MacKILLOP
                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                             Saturday 4:15pm
                                           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.
                                                                                                                             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                                                       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 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
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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Prizes! Raffle!

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