DEATHS: Ramona Marhin, John Mappas. WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: 7th March at 7:30pm Our Catholic community has been invited to read Psalm 111. Three people are needed. If you can help or for further information please contact LET US PRAY FOR THE SICK: Molly Garvey, John Ormond, Edna Ormond, Nirelle McCoy, Beryle Castley on 47491743 or leave a message at the Parish Office. Ebony Lees, Mark Dalton, Denis Comerford, Doreen Comerford. Kate Anderson, Pacquito Favis, Kevin Egan, Roger Jamieson, Shirley Quinlan, Robert Prowse, Juvy Baer, Stuart Glasson, Cris RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS: Volunteers needed! 30 mins Breedon, Terry Casey, Sherrie Kerwitz, Tony Chappel, Lyn Galley, Stan Jacob, Susan Flay, Victoria once a week, all teaching information provided. Co-ordination meeting – Thursday 21st Feb @ Abedejos, Len Smith, Ted Butterworth, Joyce & Basil Yaxley, Lotar Krause, Val & Pat Hogan, Maria 10:30am Room 14. Come along and find out more. Please contact Fr Mick or Lorna Fisher on Julian, Bernie Julian, Elsa Souka, Anniono Baccari, Stephen Jamison, June Oliver, Mick Butler, Will 0402934489. Carland, Albert Fernandez, Angela Fell, Sr. Kath Clancy, Ned Kelly, Jill Falzon, Tom Clancy, Janelle CONFIRMATION/FIRST EUCHARIST: This Sunday at all masses we will welcome and ask a Ryan, Ernie Shambrook, Joe Doherty, Jim Telford, Fred Dowse, Laurie Raynes, Lally Biondi, blessing for all children and their families who will be enrolled for the Easter Sacraments. A Carolyn Ruffles, Mary Mann, Kevin Rankine, Zofia Szuciak, Sherrie Salonen, Aurea German. Welcome Liturgy will be on Monday, 18th, at 7pm. We will welcome all the young people enrolled 2nd SUNDAY of LENT 3rd SUNDAY of LENT at Masses next weekend with a special liturgy and supper afterwards. Please bring something to share Genesis 2:12-18 Exodus 17:3-7 for supper. The Parish will organise a Sausage Sizzle and drinks. Corinthians 5:20-6:2 Romans 5:1-2.5-8 CENSUS/MINISTRY SUNDAY: Forms for 2008 will handed out this weekend. Please return Matthew 6:1-6. 16-18 John 4:5-15. 19-26. 39-42 them at your earliest convenience. If you have not been involved in a ministry here before there are many to choose from which may open a new spiritual path for you or greater involvement in our OUR GIFT TO GOD - FOR GOD’S GIFT TO US Sunday Mass especially. Planned Giving (last week) $1783.40 Loose $ 538.95 CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY: is on Sunday 2nd March. One million volunteers are wanted Total $2322.35 Australia wide this year. If you would like to identify a space in your local area to clean up register with Clean Up Australia at www.cleanup.org.au or call 1800 282 329. Round up some family and Caritas $ 137.00 149 days to Sydney friends to help as every little bit counts. R.A.G. will have a Clean Up on Saturday, 1st from 7am to 8am at Burke Street. SOME IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP: February 16/17th Rite of Enrolment for Confirmation/1st Eucharist at all Masses MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL: SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS 18th Welcome Liturgy – Monday- 7pm for Confirmation/1st Eucharist MCB Accounting 14th Laura Johnson Home Mass 9:30am Anointing of sick and aged 15th Stations of the Cross - 6pm in Church WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: bne.catholic.net.au/opc This website for Pastoral Councils in the Archdiocese of Brisbane is useful for pastoral councils everywhere. The FAQ deals with questions of practicality and philosophy - such as finding the most suitable new members, and the role of a GRADES 8 TO 12 YOUTH GROUP: Meets every Friday, during school terms, from 7.30pm to council. There is also information on Cecilia Anning's Handbook for Parish Councils, which is now 10pm at the Anglican Church Hall and is organised by the Anglican, Uniting and Catholic Churches. in its third edition. THANKS: to all who clean our Church and arrange everything for the Sunday Liturgy. Your time FR. PHILLIP O’ROURKE: If people wish to contact Fr. Phillip for pastoral matters it is best to do given is really valued by us all as we admire the flowers or see how clean and well kept inside the so through the Parish Office who will refer all matters to him. Church is. THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: “The Lord called Abram to go forth to a new ST VINCENT DePAUL PIETY STALL: The Society is having great diffciulty in attracting land and begin a new nation. There's no telling what we can become by members and looking after the piety stall here and in Miles Street. If there are any people willing to responding to the Lord's invitation to us.” take on this important work of the Society please see Fr. Mick or it will close after Easter. CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE: All women of the Parish are invited to our first gathering of LENT LENT LENT LENT LENT CWL – 10am after mass this Sunday 17th Feb in Room 14. Come along and help plan some events for 2008, including a special celebration on 6 th March for Women’s World Day of Prayer and CARITAS: This week’s story comes from Indigenous Australia where Caritas is helping to International Women’s Day. Share a cuppa and listen to our guest speaker Margaret Medley talk transform communities by providing basic skills training in filmmaking to renew relationships about the history and exciting plans for our most popular tourist attractions - Underground Hospital. between Indigenous youth and their elders through the sharing and recording of personal stories. Your donation to Project Compassion will support the ongoing development of communities like WORLD YOUTH DAY 2008: Amos’. 1: Are you interested in meeting in preparation for Sydney in 2008? A meeting will be held each, STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Will be held each Friday at 6pm during Lent in the Church. Sunday, at 4.30pm to discuss plans for going to Sydney. EVERYONE interested in going is The LITTLE BLACK BOOK for LENT: Six-minute meditations on the Passion according to welcome to attend. Contact Fr. Mick for info about the Mount Isa delegation. John is available at the Piety Shop at the front of the Church. Cost $ 3.00. 2: Hour of Power: CONTINUES each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm in the Church. A time of MID-LENT VISION PROGRAM: A life changing program is being offered at Good Shepherd prayer and quiet reflection where we can pray for our Youth and all associated with WYD08. Parish this year. Friday 22nd February 5:30pm to 9pm and Saturday 23rd February 9am to 3: WYD08 Registrations are now OPEN. Go to www.wyd2008.org.au and register now. If there are 12:30pm. For more information and acceptance forms are at the back of the church or at the any problems with registrations please contact Fr. Mick. Parish Office.