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					                                                         ST VINCENT DE PAUL PARISH - ARANDA
                                                                7 Bindel Street, Aranda. ACT 2614. (Telephone 02 6251 1525 Fax 6251 9324)
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                                                  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
                                                                                               among men.
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.
                                                                                               members welcome.

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                     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.
Second: $1344.55.
                                                   Tribunal Office
Sadly, with the pressures of modern life           Tel 6201 9802
marriage breakdown affects many                Email:

                          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.
                     ENVELOPE COUNTING
                                                                                 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
                                                                                          AND HAPPINESS.
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                or contact 02 6163 4300,
Min of Comm: H Ryan, I Scholtens            H Digan, M Chiu           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
Alt. AHB

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