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Second Sunday of Lent
As Christians we are called to walk with those who are in need. This week‟s story introduces us to Prabha, who lives in one of India‟s poorest tribal areas. Water shortages, poor health, illiteracy and trafficking have compounded her community‟s vulnerability. Prabha participates in a Caritas Australiasupported program that is empowering families to increase their livelihoods and regenerate their environment. Your Project Compassion donation brings hope to families like Prabha‟s, empowering them to work together for a sustainable future.

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Next Week‟s Roster th th March 14 & 15 , 2009

Readers
Sat 6pm: Minda Deseo Sun 8.00am: Noel Parnell 9.15am: Ellen Antonino 6.00pm: Gabrielle Beninati & Jessica Cavanaugh

Cleaners Group D
John Ritson, Nancy Thomason, Diogo Rocha & John Rodriguez MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 6:00pm: Special Intentions dec Joan Maloney & Patricia Golden Sunday 8:00am: Special Intentions 9:15am: Clement Bellhouse: Renewal of health & bestowal of spiritual blessings, dec Kathleen Mary Bellhouse, dec Phyllis Keats dec relatives & friends Bellhouse family, dec Taresia Karren , dec Margarita Spadina 10:30am: Special Intentions dec Giovanni Care‟, dec Rosa Agresta, dec Rachela Chiarella, dec Angela Musumeci 6:00pm: Special Intentions dec. Philip Kennedy th Mon 8:30am: Special Intentions dec Marcelene Sumar (15 anniversary), Lisa Huang (ill health- renewal of health ) , dec Assunta Panetta 10.30am: Funeral John Ilaqua st 7.30pm: Special Memorial Mass Vittorio Nero (1 year anniversary), Special Intentions dec Maria Teresa Marotta , dec Teresina Vaccaro , dec Naini Raffaele Perri Tues 8:30am: Special Intentions for PM Kevin Rudd to lead Australia well Wed 8:30am: Special Intentions Thurs 8:30am: Special Intentions by Peter Hawkins 7.30pm: Dec Clementina Agostino (1month) Fri 8.30 Special Intentions Fri 12 Noon: Special Intentions Saturday 8:30am: Special Intentions by Peter Hawkins CENACLE OF PRAYER: WEDNESDAYS AT 9AM EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: EVERY FRIDAY 9AM – 11.45AM MASS WITH ANOINTING OF THE SICK: EVERY 2ND FRIDAY OF MONTH: 8.30AM & 12NOON FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION & MASS TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS: EVERY 1ST FRIDAY AT 7:00PM LEGION OF MARY: TUESDAY AT 12:00NOON

Inspired by Project Compassion to seek justice?
Hundreds of communities are seeking volunteers to share their skills in education, health, administration, technology, trades and other professions. Contact Palms Australia to find out how you can volunteer overseas or in Australia to reduce poverty. Phone: (02) 9518 9551 Email: palms@palms.org.au Web: www.palms.org.au

Programme for First Reconciliation
Once again the children who are preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be present, with their families, at the 6.00pm Saturday evening Mass. The welcoming spirit of St Kevin's is always strongly evident in the assembly's warm response to the rituals that are now part of the programme of preparation. This week the children will come forward to receive the Sign of Peace from members of the community. They will then "pass it forward" to their parents and other members of the community.

Bush Fire Thank you
The response by all those who donated to the “bush fire victims” was huge. We were able to take a VERY FULL 3 tonne truck down. We would like to say Thank You to everyone involved who offered their help with the appeal. Thank you & God Bless Danielle & Michael Mahoney.

St Kevin’s School Bush Dance
The Parish of St Kevin‟s Dee Why and St John‟s Narraweena in association with St Kevin‟s School presents a Parish School Bush Dance featuring live band “The Ducks” Saturday st March 21 6.45pm-9pm at St Kevin‟s School. Entry fee $10 per family- includes live band, sausage sizzle, kids drinks. Fancy dress (optional), prizes for best dressed students. Prizes for dancing efforts. Lucky door prize. Mums & Dads BYO- Picnic rugs, chairs, drinks, nibbles (sausage sizzle available). Tickets available now from the school office 9971 1644.

Church Repairs
Quotations are invited from tradespeople/parishioners here for sanding and polishing of church floor and pews. For further information please contact Peter Barwell on 9971 8873 or John Calabrese on 0412 661 867.

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MONDAY NIGHT! MONDAY NIGHT!
9 March, 2009 Lotwem Information Night St John‟s Meeting Room 7.30pm,-8.30pm.
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Fire Warden & Extinguisher Training
The Diocese is running a Fire Warden training th course on Wednesday March 18 10.30am12noon at St Kieran‟s Manly Vale, 2 King St Manly Vale. We need one volunteer from our parish to attend. If you are interested please let the parish office know.

Caring Group
The parish caring group can provide you, or someone you know of who is sick, bereaved or a new mum with a cooked meal in an emergency and on a short term basis. We can also provide transport by car to medical appointments. Please contact Marea Crick 9451 2091 or Marina De-Fina 9451 1813.

Commentators: Mary Baldwin Junior Server: Sunday 6pm Mass Acolyte/ Snr Server: Nato Spasaro Special Ministers of Communion: Jane Kenny & Margaret Verhoeven Readers: Franz Pereira & Veronica Stambolief Commentators: Anton Messina Junior Server: Ileah Zappia Counter & Morning Tea Roster Counter Roster: This week: Group 10 Next week: Group 11 Morning tea: 8am: Marlene & Brien Gately 10am:

Outside the Parish
Diocesan Parent Council
Free Parent Forum Monday 16 March 7.30 9.30pm BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND “Beyond Bratz, Britney and Big Brother” Dannielle Miller From Enlighten Education How do we help our kids decode the mixed messages they are bombarded with daily? Join us for an informative evening with insightful suggestions and practical strategies for parents of all ages. OLGC Catholic Primary, 11 Currie Rd, Forestville Everyone Welcome Tell your neighbours and friends. RSVP Cathie 9847 0340 or parentcouncil@dbb.edu.au www.brokenbayparentcouncil.org
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St John’s School Working Bee
St John‟s school is having a Working th Bee on Saturday March 14 8am to 1pm. Volunteers are wanted to help with weeding, gardening, sweeping etc. There will be a sausage sizzle and refreshing drinks afterwards. Inquiries please contact the school office on 9971 9297.

Ministry Roster

Next Week‟s Roster: March 14 & 15 2009, 3rd Sunday of the month Saturday Vigil 5pm Mass Acolyte/Snr Server: Special Ministers of Communion: Anne Duncan, Shirley Trim, Jenny May, Sue Armstrong, Penny Rafferty & Anthony Brown Readers: Helen Buckley & Anna Nero Commentator: Leo Donoghue Junior Server: Monica Postle, Justin Press & Phoebe Wood Sunday 8am Mass Acolyte/ Snr Server: Ron De-Fina Special Ministers of Communion: Monica Jeffs & Caritas Park Readers: Sue Ellen Callaghan & Ken Dewsbury Commentators: Monica Farrell Junior Server: 10am Mass Acolyte/ Snr Server: Bill van der Veer Special Ministers of Communion: Michael Brown, Connie Coniglio & Peter Morrison Readers: Marea Crick & John Durazza

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Sisters of St Joseph
Adult Education Courses presented by Sister Elizabeth Crilley rsj Venue: Mary MacKillop Place, 7 Mount, St North Sydney Ph: 9929 7344 Ah. 9560 0721 Sessions: You are invited to daytime sessions of Guided Meditation. rd th Time: 11am-1pm Monday 23 March and 30 March. Cost $10 each session

This Week’s Reflection
Scripture  I will bless you abundantly and make your descendants as countless as the stars of the sky (Genesis 22:27)  He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him? (Romans 8:32)  And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, (Mark 9:2b)  … looking around, they no longer saw anyone but Jesus alone with them. (Mark 9:8) Reflection  Is there any part of God that God will withhold from those who love God?  How have you experienced the love of God or God‟s loving presence?

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Is it possible to stay at the mountaintop experience of Jesus indefinitely? Is it possible to hold Jesus‟ loving presence with you always?

I trusted, even when I said: „I am sorely afflicted.‟ O precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his faithful. R. Your servant, Lord, your servant am I; you have loosened my bonds. A thanksgiving sacrifice I make: I will call on the Lord‟s name. R. My vows to the Lord I will fulfil before all his people, in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. R. Second Reading: Romans 8:31-34 A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans God did not spare his own Son. With God on our side who can be against us? Since God did not spare his own Son, but gave him up to benefit us all, we may be certain, after such a gift, that he will not refuse anything he can give. Could anyone accuse those that God has chosen? When God acquits, could anyone condemn? Could Christ Jesus? No! He not only died for us - he rose from the dead, and there at God‟s right hand he stands and pleads for us. This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Gospel Acclamation: cf Matthew 17:5 Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ! From the shining cloud, the Father‟s voice is heard: this is my beloved Son, hear him. Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ! Gospel: Mark 9:2-10 A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark This is my Son, the beloved; listen to him. Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzlingly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus. „Rabbi,‟ he said „it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.‟ He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and there came a voice from the cloud, „This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.‟ Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them any more but only Jesus. As they came down the mountain he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They observed the warning faithfully, though among themselves they discussed what „rising from the dead‟ could mean. This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. Communion Antiphon: This is my Son, my beloved, in whom is all my delight: listen to him.

“The Word was made flesh.” (John 1:14) These words give expression to that heavenly mystery and that admirable sacrament, that magnificent work of infinite kindness which consists in the fact that the eternal God has humbly bent down and lifted the dust of our nature into unity with His own person. (St. Bonaventure)

Second Sunday of Lent Year B 8/3/2009
Entrance Antiphon: Remember your mercies, Lord, your tenderness from ages past. Do not let our enemies triumph over us; O God, deliver Israel from all her distress. First Reading: Genesis 22:1-2. 9-13. 15-18 A reading from the book of Genesis The sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith. God put Abraham to the test. „Abraham, Abraham‟ he called. „Here I am‟ he replied. „Take your son,‟ God said „your only child Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him as a burnt offering, on a mountain I will point out to you.‟ When they arrived at the place God had pointed out to him, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood. Then he stretched out his hand and seized the knife to kill his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, „Abraham, Abraham‟ he said. „I am here‟ he replied. „Do not raise your hand against the boy‟ the angel said. „Do not harm him, for now I know you fear God. You have not refused me your son, your only son.‟ Then looking up, Abraham saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush. Abraham took the ram and offered it as a burntoffering in place of his son. The angel of the Lord called Abraham a second time from heaven. „I swear by my own self - it is the Lord who speaks - because you have done this, because you have not refused me your son, your only son, I will shower blessings on you, I will make your descendants as many as the stars of heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants shall gain possession of the gates of their enemies. All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants, as a reward for your obedience.‟ This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Responsorial Psalm: Ps 115-10. 15-19 R. I will walk in the presence of the Lord, in the land of the living.


				
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