ST VINCENT DE PAUL PARISH - ARANDA
7 Bindel Street, Aranda. ACT 2614. (Telephone 02 6251 1525 Fax 6251 9324)
Website: http://www.svdp-parish-aranda.com.au Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MARY MOTHER OF GOD.
1 January 2012 YEAR B.
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Parish Priest: Fr Frank Fuchs 6251 1525
Parish Office: Tues & Thurs 10am-3pm Prayer thought:
Parish Centre Use:Parish Office 6251 1525 A stupendous fact: God chose
School Principal: Mrs Marg Koenen 6251 2442 one of our race, the virgin
Rosary Tues – Fri 9.10am Mary, to be the mother of his
Weekday Masses: Tues- Fri 9:30am Son. She is our pattern of
Adoration: Thursday 10.00-11.00am response to the Father. By her
Confessions: Saturday 5:30pm willingness and humility she
Sunday Masses: Sat Vigil 6:00 pm has earned the title “Mother of
Sunday 9.00 am God’ and ‘Mother of the
CRV St Mary’s Chapel – Wed 10am, Sun 10.30am Church’.
Kangara Waters First Friday 10.00am
God Sent his Son, Born of a Woman.
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: SECOND READING: Galatians 4:4-7. INTERCESSION RESPONSE: Be
light will shine on us this day, the Lord When the appointed time came, God sent born in us; be born in our world.
is born for us: he shall be called his son, born of a woman.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON: Our God
Wonderful God, Prince of peace, When the appointed time came, God sent
has appeared on earth, and lived
Father of the world to come; and his his Son, born of a woman, born a subject
kingship will never end. of the Law, to redeem the3 subjects of the
Law and to enable us to be adopted as RAISE UP IN GLORIOUS
FIRST READING: Numbers 6:22-27. sons. The proof that you are sons, is that
They will call down my name on the RESURRECTION:
God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our RECENTLY DECEASED: We pray for
children of Israel and I will bless them. hearts: the Spirit cries, ‘Abba, Father,’
The Lord spoke to Moses and said, ‘Say all victims of accidents, terrorism &
and it is this that makes you a son, you are natural disasters throughout the world and
this to Aaron and his sons: “This is how not a slave any more; and if God has
you are to bless the sons of Israel. You for Jim Roche, Thelma Waldon (CRV),
made you son, then he has made you heir. Noreen Smales, Sr Winifred Lovett lcm.
shall say to them: This is the word of the Lord.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. ANNIVERSARIES & SPECIAL
May the Lord let his face shine on you GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: INTENTIONS: Dorothy Gunn, Valda
and be gracious to you. Alleluia, alleluia! In the past God Papworth, Patricia Morberger, Violet
May the Lord uncover his face to you and spoke to our ancestors through the Sheather, Juanita Santos Chan, Rebirico
bring you peace.” prophets; now he speaks to us through Santos Dizon,
This is how they are to call down my his Son. Alleluia
name on the sons of Israel, and I will PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: We pray for
bless them. GOSPEL: Luke 2:16-21. the residents of Bupa Residential Care,
This is the word of the Lord. The shepherds found Mary and Joseph, Calvary Retirement Village, St Vincent
and the infant lying in the crib. When Villas, Kangara Waters, Koomarri home
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: May God the eighth day came they gave him the Macquarie and for the sick relatives &
bless us in his mercy. name of Jesus. friends of our parish family, especially
1. God, be gracious and bless us and let for Nancy Biviano, Michael Brayshaw,
The shepherds hurried away to Bethlehem
your face shed its light upon us. So will Michael Craft, Heather Dewar, Frances
and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby
your ways be known upon earth and all Dyball, Juan Escobar, Kreeson
lying in the manger. When they saw the
nations learn your saving help. Emmanuel, Randolph Evan, Joachim
child they repeated what they had been
2. Let the nations be glad and exult for Exell, Amy Fogarty, Terry & Pat
told about him, and everyone who heard it
you rule the world with justice. With Guinane, Kevin Harley, Mick Hay,
was astonished at what the shepherds had
fairness you rule the peoples, you guide CathyJane Keen, Val Kilmier, Mick
to say. As for Mary, she treasured all
the nations on earth. Kerlin, Judith King, Norman Loong,
these things and pondered them in her
Dermot McDermott, Danny Maher,
heart. And the shepherds went back
3. Let the peoples praise you, O God; Michael Mathias, Terry Miners, Peter
glorifying and praising God for all they
let all the peoples praise you. May God Naughton, Claire Pinney, Sean Reiher,
had heard and seen; it was exactly as they
still give us his blessing till the ends of Biserka Sulenta. We also pray for all
had been told.
the earth revere him. those undergoing surgery and other
When the eighth day came and the child
Resp: May God bless us in his mercy. treatments or investigations at this time.
was to be circumcised, they gave him the
name Jesus, the name the angel had given The Sunday Choir is taking a break
him before his conception.
and will back 12 February. New
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
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ARANDA SCHOOL OF RELIGION - Australian families. For many people in CatholicCare (SINC) talks for 2012:
Catechesis, faith formation and our Catholic community there can be a Feb 22; March 28; May 23; June 27; July
Sacramental preparation for all children sense of isolation or even exclusion from 25; August 22: September 26; October 24;
attending government and other private the Church at Christmas because of their November 28. No talk in April – Anzac
schools. Lessons from 5-6pm Thursday marital status. Day.
afternoon in the Parish Centre. For The Tribunal of the Church can assist
enrolment forms and more information people who have experienced a marriage Remember the St Vincent de Paul
please contact Trish Mowbray 6253 0409 breakdown and establish whether in fact ANNUAL COLLECTION in
or email@example.com they are free to enter a new union within February. Please save some time to
the Catholic Church. help with this most necessary work.
W/End Collection: First $1080.80
For further information, contact the: More details later.
Sadly, with the pressures of modern life Tel 6201 9802
marriage breakdown affects many Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISH ROSTERS PARISH EVENTS - CALENDAR
ALTAR SOCIETY: Volunteers needed for organising the Morning Tea
Jan 7: M Malycha, B Healy Jan 14: M Goyne, J Spence.
on first Sundays of the month. - 5 February, 4
Jan 1: P & I Scholtens Jan 8: R & H Digan March, 1 April, 6 May. Please let Mary in the
BUPA NURSING HOME: office know if you can help.
Jan 7: N Stuparich. Jan 14: P Scholtens Jan 21: D Ross
CALVARY VILLAGE CHAPEL: BLESSINGS ON YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.
Jan 1: Fr B Burke Jan 8: Fr H Byrne Jan 15: Fr B Maher
MAY THIS NEW YEAR BRING YOU PEACE
WEEKEND MASS ROSTERS:
Date: Dec 31/1Jan (1st) 6.00pm 9.00am
Readings: J Murphy D Carter
Prayers of Faithful: volunteer S Chapman TURN THE TIDE - 27 - 29 January 2012. Summer is
Usher: B White J Malycha here and our annual Archdiocesan Young Adults
Acolyte: N Stuparich B Healy Summer Retreat is on again. Join many young adults
Min of Comm: M Armstrong, volunteer M Hannon, volunteer from around the Archdiocese for a weekend of
Date: 8/9Jan (2nd) 6.00pm 9.00am formation, prayer and plenty of time at the beach. This
Readings: P/I Scholtens M Donnan year we have an amazing line up of speakers; Eileen
Prayers of Faithful: L Stannard volunteer Glass, Deacon Matt Ranson, and Fr Emil Milat. To
Usher: B Wright volunteer register see the “Events” section at
Acolyte: J Murphy T Liddiard www.faithresources.org.au or contact 02 6163 4300,
Min of Comm: H Ryan, I Scholtens H Digan, M Chiu email@example.com for more
Once in royal David’s City HAIL MARY, GENTLE WOMAN.
Stood a lowly cattle-shed Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is We need not pray in words: life is a prayer.
where a mother laid her baby with you. Anything we offer to God is our prayer.
in a manger for his bed: Blessed are you among women, and, Everything we offer is our prayer, and God
Mary was that mother mild Blessed is the fruit of your womb,
receives it with open arms. You can allow your
Jesus Christ her little child Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, breath to be your prayer, if you like…. What do
Pray for us sinners now] you have to offer to the One who made you?
And at the hour of death. Amen. The psalmist wrote, “What can I give back to
He came down to earth from heaven God for the blessings He’s poured out on me?”
who is God and Lord of all, Gentle Woman, quiet light, morning How about everything that’s good about you –
and his shelter was a stable, star your made-in-the-image-of-God self? Beautiful.
and his cradle was a stall; So strong and bright, God-breathed. Purposeful. Priceless. Believe it
with the poor and mean and lowly Gentle Mother, peaceful dove, or not, you really have so much to offer. Brian
lived on earth our Saviour holy. Teach us wisdom, teach us love. Draper.
And our eyes at last shall see him,
through his own redeeming love, You were chosen by the Father
for that child so dear and gentle You were chosen by the Son,
is our Lord in heaven above; You were chosen from all women
and he leads his children on And for women shining one. Congratulations to Eileen McCracken who
to the place where he is gone. recently celebrated her 90th birthday
Not in that poor lowly stable,
with the oxen standing by, Blessed are you among women
we shall see him: but in heaven, Blessed in turn all women too
set at God’s right hand on high Blessed they with peaceful spirits, See notice board re two pilgrimages available
when, like stars, his children crowned Blessed they with gentle hearts. during 2012. Religions of Asia 7-18 May
all in white shall gather round. Pilgrimage to Turkey & Greece 24 Sep- 12 Oct.
Cecil Frances Alexander 1818-95
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