30th October 2011 (Year A)

 TOM ELICH parish priest  MARY RANDLE SGS pastoral associate  HELEN PRICE and PAM LONG parish secretaries  ANN-MAREE NICHOLLS SGS school principal 

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
 Thank you to those of you who have written about the church. Your comments are
 most important in our discernment together. Let me make a few remarks by way of
 response to some of the issues raised.
 Occasionally I get the impression that some think this is about me and what I want.
 That is a mistake. I have been part of this parish now for six years, long enough, I
 thought, to say I belong. I too love this church building. I have a passion for the
 parish community and its future. My father’s funeral was celebrated here. This is
 the first place where I am parish priest and I hope to see out the rest of my ministry                       RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
 here at Sts Peter and Paul. I believe we can reflect together on who we are and how
 we can leave a worthy legacy for the future of Catholic Church in the Bulimba area.                        In you O Lord, I have found
                                                                                                                    my peace.
 This work is not only important for us now, but is vital for future generations.
 Certainly there is uncertainty! Are our young people involved in the parish? Will                            GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:
 there be a priest to look after the community in ten or fifteen years? We rely on                            Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
 what our parents and grandparents built for us. What will we leave for the future?                        alleluia! You have one Father,
 Now we are still in a position where we can set things up well for the next fifty                           your Father in heaven; you
 years. I believe we can do this. But will we still be able to do it in another decade? I
                                                                                                             have one teacher, the Lord
 think our centenary (in 2016) provides us with the occasion and the incentive.
                                                                                                            Jesus Christ, the Lord Jesus
 People are rightly concerned with cost. The Parish Finance Council is looking at                              Christ! Alleluia, alleluia,
 creative and ground-breaking ways to raise capital funds. If it works, we can do                                  alleluia, alleluia!
 something. If it does not work, we cannot – we will just have to chip away at it bit
 by bit over time. It is as simple as that. Our planned giving is covering our running                          Malachi 1:14 – 2:2 8-10
 costs, but we cannot contemplate major capital works. Nor can we saddle the next                                Thessalonians 2:7-9
 generation with a huge debt, even if the diocese would let us!                                                    Matthew 23:1-12
 To do nothing is also to make a decision. Personally I believe it would be to give up
 on our future. Considerable expense will be incurred just to preserve the fabric of
 the building: the brickwork needs repointing to make the building waterproof and
 stabilise the cornices; the roof will soon need replacing; the sound and electrical
 systems need replacing entirely; the disabled carparks need to be made level; the
 pews need refurbishing; the carpet is disintegrating and the paint is peeling. This is
 the time to consider how the design of the liturgical space can support our
                                                                                                           Please pray for our departed
 participation at Sunday Mass and the celebration of the other sacraments.                                 loved ones, especially for
                                                                                                           Frank Hackett and Geraldine
 Some values we clearly need to preserve:
                                                                                                           Harris recently deceased and
 ♦ We need to start with a love and respect for our beautiful church and its history.
                                                                                                           also for Patricia Charlotte
 ♦ We need to enhance its beauty and the sense of the sacred, not destroy it.
 ♦ We need to base ourselves on solid liturgical principles, not on personal whim.                         Williams, Adrian Maher, John
 ♦ We need to maintain the vibrant community of faith which has its home here.                             Fletcher, Natasha Evans,
 What other values should we add to this list?                                                             Francesca Saffioti, Giuseppe
                                                                                                           Saffioti, Marie, Percy, Keith
 Several people have asked for something more concrete to look at because they
 cannot imagine what we might be talking about. The insert in the newsletter gives
                                                                                                           and Phyllis Thatcher, Thomas
 one possibility. What do you think?                                                                       Barry, Nabil Gazal, George
                                                                                                           and Mary Allen.
                                                                                   Parish Priest
Please remember the sick of our Parish – Jennifer Hogan,                                                                   THE SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP discussion evening on
         Mary Schwede, Matilda Cumner, Michael Lloyd,                                                                      Bishops' Social Justice Statement "Building Bridges, not
         Muriel Jones, Ev Howse, Carmen Turner, Helen                                                                      Walls - Prisons and the Justice System" Thursday 3rd
         Connelly, Marie Gifford, Joan Uscinski, Daphne                                                                    November 7pm in the Parish Hall. Guest Speaker- David
         Hobson, Maria Kiss, Bette Ferguson, Miriam                                                                        Martin, Director Catholic Prison Ministry.
         Stibbe, Lilan Suraj Govinnage.
                                                                                                                           PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL members are
DATE CLAIMERS 2011                                                                                                         reminded of their monthly meeting this coming
Wednesday 2 November Parish Pastoral Council                                                                               Wednesday evening. Parishioners are invited to
                      meet after 7pm Mass. RCIA                                                                            morning tea after 8am Mass 1st and 3rd Sunday of
                      Group meet at 7:30pm in the Hall.                                                                    each month and are asked to bring a plate to share.
Thursday 3 November Playgroup 9:30pm in the Hall.                                                                          ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY would like to say thank you to
                      Social Justice talk by David Martin                                                                  all their special supporters by hosting a sausage sizzle
                      from Catholic Prison Ministry.                                                                       after the 6pm Mass on Saturday 12 November.
Friday 4 November     Drop in Morning beginning at                                                                         Parishioners are invited to come along and join them.
                      10am in the Parish Hall.
Sunday 6 November     Youth Group will meet at 7pm in                                                                      DROP-IN-FRIDAY Come and enjoy hospitality plus cuppa
                      the Parish Hall.                                                                                     and morning tea with some friendly people on the first Friday
Thursday 10 November Liturgy Group meet at 7pm in the                                                                      of each month in the Parish Hall 10am-12 noon.
                      Parish Board Room.                                                                                   YOUTH GROUP will meet next Sunday after
Wednesday 21 December Parish Christmas Carols 6pm in                                                                       6pm Mass in the Parish Hall. All young people in
                      the Good Samaritan School Hall.                                                                      high school are very welcome. It is always a
RCIA – Great news! Today we celebrate the Rite of                                                                          great night. Please bring $5 for the cost of pizza.
Acceptance into the order of Catechumens for Ros Price,                                                                    AUGUSTINIAN FRIENDS present Fr Tony Banks osa speaking
Danielle Guttridge, Barbara Schol, Eleanor Horton and                                                                      on Augustine the Educator, Augustine the Advisor,
Megan Steckly. We welcome these wonderful people                                                                           Augustine the Parent. 6:30pm 9 November St James Parish
                                                                                                                           Hall, Coorparoo. RSVP to Sylvia 3397 9758 by 4 November.
who are searching for God and are looking seriously at
becoming part of our Catholic community here at Sts                                                                        ST. JAMES COORPAROO SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM - ROLE OF
Peter & Paul. Please keep them in your prayers.                                                                            CENTACARE - DISABILITY SERVICES 1 November 7pm St James
                                                                                                                           Priory – next to Church (note not in St. James Hall) RSVP: 28 October
GOOD SAM MELBOURNE CUP DAY Thank you for your                                                                     - title “Social Justice” or 3397 1671
fabulous support for our fundraiser. Last chance to buy raffle                                                             MUSIC MINISTRY – Workshop for all our musicians and
tickets at the church doors today or bid for the quilt(secret auction).                                                    singers, Monday 7 November 5:30pm in the Church.
 URGENT – please return sold or unsold books of tickets to parish
office or 50 Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne by Monday 31 October.                                                               OPENING OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN HALL – Sts
                                                                                                                           Peter and Paul’s primary school invite parishioners to
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE – Parishioners are invited to                                                                          this event Wednesday 9 November at 9:30am.
inscribe the names of their family and friends who have died                                                               RSVP to 3399 1281
in our parish Book of Remembrance. They will have a special                                                                LOURDES HILL COLLEGE PAST PUPILS ASSOCIATION
place in our prayers at Mass during November.                                                                              Memorial Mass 10am 5 November. Ph Leisa Crew 0418 187 536
BRISBANE EAST DEANERY NEEDS A YOUTH CO-ORDINATOR. Are you                                                                  “PREPARING FOR ADVENT WITH THE Gospel of Mark”
passionate about your faith? Are you willing to share this passion to inspire                                              hosted by Fr Bill O’Shea. 9am-3pm 19 November Holy Spirit
young Catholics? Do you have a vision for Youth Ministry? 15-30 hours                                                      School Hall New Farm. Phone Gabby 3711 4227 / 0488 592 770
weekly. For details contact Very Rev John Garrahy, BED Office 3398 3697.
                                                                                                                           GARAGE SALE – on behalf of the St Francis Orphanage in Sri
FREE CPR COURSE hosted by Brisbane City Council and                                                                        Lanka will be held Saturday 26 November. The contact people
Queensland Ambulance 11am Sunday 13 November at Sts                                                                        are Janet Mylne 3399 3342 (day and evenings) or Brian
Peter & Paul’s Hall. Phone 3407 8200 for details and to book in.                                                           Wellington 3399 5928 (evenings). Goods can be left at the
                                                                                                                           Church Hall Friday 25 November or phone for pickup.
CONGRATULATIONS to Nathaniel Robson and
                                                                                                                           HANDS OF THE WORLD – FAIR TRADE ARTISANS’ MARKET selection
Kirby Rilen who will celebrate their wedding at
                                                                                                                           of unusual crafted objects from many countries around the world for
Sts Peter & Paul’s on Saturday 5 November. We
                                                                                                                           sale. Francis Rush Centre 277 Elizabeth Street from 29 October to 1
wish them every happiness as they begin their life together.
                                                                                                                           November 9am–5pm. Ph- 3870 9427 or email
Catholic Mission Appeal October 29/30. We welcome
               guest speakers Frances Drum and Gabi                                                                                                Parish Rosters
               Atuilar this weekend. Please donate to help                                                                                  Next weekend Masses
               those less fortunate.                                                                                        Readers, Communion Ministers, Sacristans and Altar Servers
                                                                                                                                     Team 1 - please arrange substitute if not available.
VOCATION VIEW– “Credibility” becomes a household
word, not because there is so much of it, but because there                                                                                    Children’s Liturgy Roster
is such a lack of it. The Church also needs people who not                                                                 6 November – Jenny Barends, Mechelle Fury, Kerry Pontikis.
only practice what they preach, but can also preach what they                                                              13 November – Rachael O’Neill, Jill Hrstich, Brigid Xavier.
practice. To speak to someone about your vocation contact the                                                                                       Hospitality Roster
Vocations Office on 3336 9203                                                                                              6 November – Bartley Family and Kym Marenjak.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   20 November – Robinson Family and Toni Schulz.
                       CHECK OUT THE PARISH WEBSITE                                                                                              Casserole Bank Roster
                                                                                                          Group 1 – Please contact Barb Daley
                                      +Liturgy this Week 31 October – 6 November 2011
 MONDAY                                 7:00pm                       September 2011 for All Saints Day
 TUESDAY                                   -          All Saints                    -
 WEDNESDAY                              7:00pm        All Souls                     Mass
 THURSDAY                                  -                                        Reconciliation with Yr 6 children
 FRIDAY                                 8:00am        Charles Borromeo              Mass
 SATURDAY                               9:00am                                      Mass
 SUNDAY                                6:00pm(Sat); 8:00am; 6:00pm                  Mass: Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
                                     Readings – Wisdom 6:12-16              1 Thessalonians 4:13-18        Matthew 25:1-13
                                                               OTHER LITURGY AND PRAYER
 RECONCILIATION                      Saturday at 9:30am and 5:00pm
 MEDITATION                          Tuesday at 7:00pm (Lourdes Hill Convent) and Wednesday at 9:30am (Parish Hall)
 ROSARY for peace                    Saturday before the 9:00am Mass
 ANGELUS for vocations               Friday and Saturday before Mass
ENTRANCE HYMN                                                                      COMMUNION HYMN
           GATHER YOUR PEOPLE                                                                         WE REMEMBER
CHORUS             Gather your people, O Lord.                                     We remember how you loved us to your death,
                   Gather your people, O Lord.                                     And still we celebrate, for you are with us here;
                   One bread, one body, one spirit of love.                        And we believe that we will see you when you come,
                   Gather your people, O Lord.                                     In your glory,Lord,We remember,we celebrate,we believe
Draw us forth to the table of life: Brothers and sisters,                          Here, a million wounded souls are yearning
Each of us called to walk in your light.                                           Just to touch you and be healed;
                                                                   CHORUS          Gather all your people, and hold them to your heart.
We are parts of the body of Christ, Needing each other,
Each of the gifts the Spirit provides.                                             Now we recreate your love,
                                                                   CHORUS          We bring the bread and wine to share a meal;
Wash us, Lord, in the waters of life:                                              Sign of grace and mercy, the Presence of the Lord.
Waters of mercy, waters of hope that flow from your side.
                                                                                   Christ, the Father’s great “Amen”
            PRINTED WITH PERMISSION. COPYRIGHT LICENCE NO. 1195.                   To all the hopes and dreams of every heart;
                                                                                   Peace beyond all telling, and freedom from all fear.
            Glory to God in the highest, and on earth                              See the Face of Christ revealed
                  peace to people of good will.                                    in every person standing by your side;
                                                                                   Gift to one another, and temples of your love;
   We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you,                                  PRINTED WITH PERMISSION. COPYRIGHT LICENCE NO. 1195.

            we give you thanks for your great glory.
                                                                                   RECESSIONAL HYMN
      Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.
 Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God,
                                                                                        SING OF THE LORD’S GOODNESS
     Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world,                       Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Father of all wisdom,
                       have mercy on us;                                           Come to him and bless his name. Mercy he has shown us,
    you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;                       His love is forever, faithful to the end of days.
         you are seated at the right hand of the Father,                           CHORUS
                        have mercy on us                                           Come, then, all you nations, sing of your Lord’s goodness,
                                                                                   Melodies of praise and thanks to God.
    For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,
                                                                                   Ring out the Lord’s glory, praise him with your music,
 you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
                                                                                   worship him and bless his name.
             in the glory of God the Father. Amen
                                                                                   Power he has wielded, honour is his garment,
              MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION:                                                Risen from the snares of death. His word he has spoken,
                 We proclaim your Death, O Lord                                    One bread he has broken, new life he now gives to all.
        and profess your Resurrection until you come again.                                                                                           CHORUS
                                                                                   Courage in our darkness, comfort in our sorrow,
                    LAMB OF GOD                                                    Spirit of our God most high; solace for the weary,
Lamb of God; Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,                     Pardon for the sinner, splendour of the living God.
              have mercy on us. Lamb of God                                                                                                           CHORUS
Lamb of God; Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,                     Praise him with your singing, praise him with the trumpet,
              have mercy on us. Lamb of God                                        Praise God with the lute and harp praise him with the cymbals
Lamb of God; Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world                      Praise him with your dancing, praise God till the end of days
                 grant us, grant us peace.                                                     PRINTED WITH PERMISSION. COPYRIGHT LICENCE NO. 1195.

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