1 St. Macartan s Parish 10 th 11 th April nd Sunday of Easter Year C P.O Box 41, Mornington Drake St, Mornington Phone: Fax: Website: Parish Priest: Rev. Kevin Mogg PP. Fr Charlie McBride Fr Lou Heriot Tel Parish Secretaries: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am pm - Francesca McLoughlin Wednesday & Friday 9am - 3:30pm - Sarah Hansen: Principal St. Macartan s Primary School: Marie Slattery Tel: Principal Padua College: Christopher Houlihan Ph: Pastoral Council: Sarah Hansen Ph: Music Co-ordinator: Veronica Ryan Ph: Liturgy Co-ordinator: Paddy Hughes Property & Maintenance Co-Ordinator: Max Fletcher April Caretaker: John Spaziani Mass Times: Saturday Vigil: 7pm, Sunday: 9am & 11am, Weekday Masses: Mon and Tues 9am, Wed 10am, Thurs 9am, Fri 9:15am Reconciliation: Saturday after 9am Mass, Wednesday after 10am Mass; or any time on request at the Parish House. Baptisms: Most Sundays. Please note: Baptismal Meetings are normally held on the 1st Wednesday of each month, but NB. NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY 14 TH APRIL Weddings: Please contact Fr. Kevin For those who have died: Seona McGrattan (Ireland), Jack Potter, Kevin McBeath, Peter Bishop For those whose anniversaries occur: Bob Davies, Marjorie Michel,Marie McKenna, Cassie McLean, Helen Whaley, George Pentland, Archbishop Frank Little, Barry Graham, Kathy Howe, Frank Hines, Rene Lynch, Fr. Colin Miller, Thomas William Cribbes, Fr. Kevin Quinlan, Bert Sumner, Joseph Kairys, Joseph Sverebos, Angela Borg LORD, THAT I MAY BE WELL AGAIN pray for the sick and their Carers, especially : Kylie Mazoletti, Mario Bourgnon, Kable Dowsett, Wendy Fowler, Tim Coonan, Charlotte Beck, Jan Furniss, Frank Kramer, Klause Schultz, Peter Webdene, Michael Barrett, Shirley Rankin, Judy Rush, Kate Cameron (2 year old), Kieran Henderson Ross, Delwyn Dinka, Anthony Kemp, Wens Brinkman, Alma Griffen (seriously ill), Sue Gustke (seriously ill), Kevin Robinson, Fr Carl Schafear OFM, Con Kalaris, Melissa Ogilvie, Bernadette Hasler, Christine Pasivel, Josephine Slako, Brendan Prendergast, Mary Ashby, Christine Pascoe, Jordan (16 years old seriously ill), Vincent Lughermo, Carmel Carroll, Patricia Barwick, Olga Rope, Helen Miotti, Zava Jurisic (6 weeks old), Charles Borg, Simon Veldhoven, Br Damian Byrne CP, Charlotte Waters, Karen Thornell, Kerry Rowe, Joanne McCalmont, Grace Pearce (5 years old), Clare Ridgeway, Dan Badrock,, Rhonda Vernon, Sue Vernon, Robert Fitzgerald, Peter Duggan, Margaret Reid, Angela Sassinis (surgery), Ann Bilston (surgery), Andy Fernando, Kara O Regan Special Intentions: New Peninsula Church Year for Priests from July 2009 June 2010 (Holy Father s wish) For our Priests and Bishops, that they might know in their hearts the gift of peace which the Lord offers to us, and that they might be signs and bearers of that gift of peace to others. Lord, hear us. We pray for all students and staff returning to St. Macartan s and Padua this week! We pray for Veronica & Tony Ryan celebrating their 41 st Wedding anniversary today!
2 First Reading Acts 5:12-16 A reading from the Acts of the Apostles The faithful all used to meet by common consent in the Portico of Solomon. No one else ever dared to join them, but the people were loud in their praise and the numbers of men and women who came to believe in the Lord increased steadily. So many signs and wonders were worked among the people at the hands of the apostles that the sick were even taken out into the streets and laid on beds and sleeping-mats in the hope that at least the shadow of Peter might fall across some of them as he went past. People even came crowding in from the towns round about Jerusalem, bringing with them their sick and those tormented by unclean spirits, and all of them were cured. This is the word of the Lord. Responsorial Psalm Ps 117: R. v.1 (R.) Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting. 1. Let the sons of Israel say: His love has no end. Let the sons of Aaron say: His love has no end. Let those who fear the Lord say: His love has no end. (R.) 2. The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone. This is the work of the Lord, a marvel in our eyes. This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad. (R.) 3. O Lord, grant us salvation; O Lord grant success. Blessed in the name of the Lord is he who comes. We bless you from the house of the Lord; the true God is our light. (R.) Second Reading Rv 1:9-13, A reading from the book of the Apocalypse My name is John, and through our union in Jesus I am your brother and share your sufferings, your kingdom, and all you endure. I was on the island of Patmos for having preached God s word and witnessed for Jesus; it was the Lord s day and the Spirit possessed me, and I heard a voice behind me, shouting like a trumpet, Write down all that you see in a book. I turned round to see who had spoken to me, and when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands and, surrounded by them, a figure like a Son of man, dressed in a long robe tied at the waist with a golden girdle. When I saw him, I fell in a dead faint at his feet, but he touched me with his right hand and said, Do not be afraid; it is I, the First and the Last; I am the Living One. I was dead and now I am to live for ever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and of the underworld. Now write down all that you see of present happenings and things that are still to come. This is the word of the Lord.
3 Gospel Acclamation Jn 20:29 Alleluia, alleluia! You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me; happy those who have not seen me, but still believe! Alleluia! Gospel Jn 20:19-31 A reading from the holy Gospel according to John In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, Peace be with you, and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so am I sending you. After saying this he breathed on them and said: Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained. Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, We have seen the Lord, he answered, Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe. Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. Peace be with you he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe. Thomas replied, My Lord and my God! Jesus said to him: You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe. There were many other signs that Jesus worked and the disciples saw, but they are not recorded in this book. These are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing this you may have life through his name. This is the Gospel of the Lord. Communion Antiphon: Jesus spoke to Thomas: Put your hand here, and see the place of the nails. Doubt no longer, but believe, alleluia. Monday 12th Tuesday 13th Wednesday 14 th Thursday 15 th Friday 16 th Sunday 18 th PARISH EVENTS THIS WEEK RCIA 8pm Community Centre Term 2 begins Minister Unto God Prayer Group: 10:00am Community Centre High Spirits 4pm Community Centre Liturgy Meeting 1pm Parish House Little Mac s Playgroup 9:30 11:30 Community Centre Baptism Meeting 8pm Community Centre Men s Social Night 5 7pm Macartan Club Executive Meeting Special Mass and Sausage Sizzle for Year of the Priest 11am Legion of Mary: 10:15am Community Centre
4 MASS OF GRATITUDE FOR THE PRIESTS IN OUR PARISH As it is the Year of the Priest, the Parish will recognise the importance of priesthood, and the dedication of the priests who work so hard in our parish, with a special Mass on Sunday, 18 th April 2010 at 11:00am. There will be a special liturgy focussing on priesthood, followed by a sausage sizzle lunch and coffee and slices afterwards. We would like the whole parish to come to this event to share in this celebration with Fr Kevin, Fr Lou, Fr Charles and Fr Bill. It is very important that we show our gratitude and support for these wonderful men. Any queries, please contact Sarah Hansen Many thanks. PLEASE DON T FORGET TO COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!!!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We need volunteers to sell the Combined Parishes Raffle tickets in the Centro, Mornington from April 12 th 16 th. This will be done in 2 shifts - 10:00am 1:00pm and 1:00pm 4:00pm If you are able to help, please contact Chris Hedger on CARE GROUP The Care Group is happy to receive requests for assistance with such things as transport to hospital appointments, help with light housework when sick, etc. Please contact Margaret Wilson on or Joan Clements on Sacrificial Giving Pledge : $ per week. Average weekly amount for Jan Feb 2010 : $5410 or 83.5% of the pledge PARISH MAINTENANCE We have some small jobs if you are able to assist with any of these, please give me a call. (1) Painting touch ups only. (2) Tiling small wall. (3) Fence & gate repairs. Many thanks Max Fletcher or You will notice 5 trees were felled in front of the Parish House. They were rotting and had to come down. Work has already begun by our garden expert, Bill Adams, to replace them. Achieving Pregnancy Naturally It is essential that couples have correct information about the requirement for conception. The Billings Ovulation Method can give this knowledge and may assist in identifying an infertility problem which may be amenable to correction. For a free information leaflet, please contact Billings LIFE on
5 PROJECT COMPASSION Please return your Project Compassion Boxes and/or Envelopes this weekend. They may be placed on the collection plates or placed in the Project Compassion bins (immediately before or after Mass) located in each foyer, or returned to the Parish House during office hours. When returning boxes or envelopes, parishioners who require a receipt for tax deductibility should tick the appropriate panel on the box or envelope and ensure that your name and address information is completed. DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY 11 TH APRIL 2010 BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF VICTORIES 548 Burke Road, CAMBERWELL 12:30pm-3:15pm Confession, Rosary & Divine Mercy prayers. 3:00pm The 3 O Clock Prayer, The Chaplet of Divine Mercy. 3:15pm Holy Mass and blessing of image. Main Celebrant: Fr Brendan Lane (Rector of Corpus Christi College, Melbourne) 4:15pm Veneration of St Faustina s First Class Relic. Enquiries: Divine Mercy Publications on or Joan on LIFE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS Friday 16 th April Sunday 18 th April at Campion Centre of Ignation Spirituality, 99 Studley Park Road, Kew Starting at 7:30pm on Friday 16 th and departing 3pm on Sunday 18 th. The cost is $195 live or $165 live out. MACARTAN CLUB The Film Society will meet at Morven Manor at am on Thursday 15 th April for the Gregory Peck Movie Twelve O Clock High Please bring Lunch to share. The Men s Tour to the Dandenong Mail Centre is scheduled to leave the Parish Community Centre at 9.45 am on Tuesday 13 th April. Club Executive Meeting at 9.45 am on Friday 16 th April at the Community Centre. NEW PARISHIONERS St Mac s Welcome Team is eager to meet with new parishioners and tell you about our parish, our church, our school and the wonderful groups we have in our Parish. We especially would like to invite you to our Welcome Parish Dinner. Please fill in a slip (available in both foyers) and place in the box provided we will be in touch with you shortly thereafter. Thank you, Parish Welcome Team. Dennis Rosbrook Co-ordinator or Parish Office. Social Events Calendar 2010 (all dates to be confirmed) Any queries, please call Dee Rorke on th APRIL Sausage Sizzle Year of the Priest celebration 19 th MAY Bingo 12 th /13 th JUNE Tea after Masses 24 th JULY Parish Dinner 29 th AUGUST Organ Recital 25 th SEPT Footy brekkie 20 TH OCT 80+ birthday party 4 th NOV Oaks Day lunch 14 th NOV Family Cricket Day DEC Mary Poppins: SOLD OUT 12 th DEC Christmas Carols
6 Fr Kevin meals For the past 30 years, I have tried to come to families for evening meals. It s been for me a great way to get to know the whole family. Please ring the Parish House (Francesca or Sarah) and arrange a suitable date. I usually come about 6:15pm and most times have to get back to the House by 8pm. No specials, no banquets, no broccoli!! Fr Kevin RIVERINA TOURS 2 DAY DENILIQUIN TOUR departs 3 RD MAY 2010 AT 5:45am sharp from the Community Centre, Drake Street, Mornington. COST: $46:00 per head (twin share). Single supplement $28 extra. This includes accommodation, dinner, breakfast & coach travel (does not include lunches, morning/afternoon teas). All money to be paid by Friday 23 rd April to Pat Webster on LITTLE MAC S PLAYGROUP will return in Term 2 on Wednesday 14 th April. For further information, please contact Nat on or Paula on ALL WELCOME! JUST A REMINDER OF OUR THANKSGIVING PROGRAM That we may seek God s guidance in all our spending and giving decisions. There may be some people who have moved into the Parish since the renewal of our Thanksgiving program. If you would like to join our Thanksgiving program, please contact the Parish Office on A Note Regarding Wills! Just a word of strong caution when people are making their wills. In recent times a number of very devout Catholic people have been denied a proper Catholic funeral because their families are not faith minded. So please ensure that you clearly stipulate your wishes. COMBINED PARISHES RAFFLE Two weeks remain before the raffle is closed. Please return books, SOLD AND UNSOLD, by 18 th April. Books may be left in the NOTICES BOX of the Presbytery or returned on the next two Sundays. Your cooperation in reducing the workload of chasing up tardy returns will be appreciated. The Raffle Committee "Tour Of Italy April 2011 A great number attended the information night and indicated they were keen to do this trip. Tony Centorrino who is running the trip is a bit concerned that people from the parish are waiting till May to tell him if they are going on the trip but only nine have contacted him so far. The numbers are filling fast from other parishes and only 12 places remain. First in best dressed! Please contact Tony immediately on or at
7 MELBOURNE SINGLE CATHOLICS Melbourne Single Catholics is a free to join social group for single Catholics. The group offers cultural, sporting and religious events as well as speed dating, drinks nights and lunches. For more information go to HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Fr Kevin menalive Weekend Retreat Workshop menalive is a Catholic weekend nonresidential retreat that brings men together to renew their faith in God. It provides a space for men to reflect, and the experience can be dynamic and powerful. As a result, men are inspired, encouraged and feel that they have a new sense of purpose and mission. Saturday 17 Sunday 18 April 2010 St Mary s Star of the Sea Constitution Hill Road Sorrento Investment: $50.00 pp (concession available). Includes workshops, morning and afternoon teas, lunch and dinner on Saturday. RSVP: (Essential) by Friday 9 April Registration Forms: Available from your local Catholic Primary School or Parish Further Enquiries: Ian Predl or Tony Harford PLEASE SEE POSTERS IN FOYERS CALL OF GUADALUPE - A CATHOLIC MUSICAL Great opportunity for acting, singing, or dancing or helping behind scenes in a Catholic inspiring musical (training provided) soon to be staged in Melbourne. Rehearsals and training starting in April. Please call if you are interested to be involved in any way or or Footy Tipping Round 2 In Round 1 we had one 8 and in Round 2 we had two 8's. Geoffrey Lane and Kelly McKay both scored 8 and both had the exact winning margin. Both barrack for the Red, white and blue. We had six with 7. Dermot McCarthy and Father Kevin again chose 7 which makes them equal overall leaders. New members Mike Eastwood and Walter McMahon also had 7. Our new junior member, Didier LeMiere, also scored 7! The sixth person was David Hansen but I m not sure if his beloved Blues cost him an 8. Roma found out what a difference a few seconds can make. However Melbourne will hopefully get over the line soon. New members are still welcome. Members who fail to enter their tips get the away teams which after Round 2 would be 9. MONTHLY SOCIAL NIGHT FOR THE MEN OF ST MACARTAN S PARISH The next gathering is this Thursday 15 th April from 5:00 7pm in the Community Centre. BYO stubbies (cheese and biscuits supplied). Any enquiries, please call Richard Holloway on
8 THANK YOU! An enormous THANK YOU to all the people who gave their time so generously during the Lenten and Easter season this year. All of our Easter liturgies were wonderfully, prayerful and very moving. None of them would be possible without the efforts of so many parishioners. Readers, special ministers, mass coordinators, disciples, people involved in the procession of the cross, musicians, AV operators, sacristans, church decoration, set up and pack up, flowers, ushers and altar servers. All of these people helped to make the Easter season at St. Macartan s a wonderful experience for parishioners and visitors. The feedback received by the Liturgy Group has been wonderful we couldn t do it without you!! As has become the tradition in recent years, we will be organising a dinner for all the Easter helpers in the near future. We will advise the date shortly. The Liturgy Team On behalf of the Parish Pastoral Council and all members of the Parish, we wish to acknowledge the wonderful work of the Liturgy Committee during the Lenten and Easter season. The liturgies in our parish are so impressive that we have had requests from parishes around Victoria who wish to duplicate our liturgies! We are so fortunate to be able to experience Lent and Easter with such reverant and moving ceremonies. A very big thank you to Paddy Hughes and all members of the Liturgy team for all their time and hard work. We are indeed a lucky parish! - Parish Pastoral Council
9 PARISH ROSTERS Spec. M sters 10 th 11 th April 17 th 18 th April 7pm M Duyvestyn, K&T Keet, G O Loghlin, J Sheehan I Cody, M Ellis, M McGrath, L Thorpe, P. Watt 9am T Doyle, C Houlihan, P Kent, Z Krause, J Buultjens, S Hansen, T Knight, B O Reilly, J Sayah H & K O Brien, T Thomas 11am C Filippone, J Hughes, C Karo, E&J Spaziani M Ballingall, G & M Lane, P Macey, E Virgona Readers 10 th 11 th April 17 th 18 th April 7pm K Duyvestyn, C Smedley J Capan, M Negri 9am S Hansen, B Scantlebury J Azzopardi, J de Koning 11am C Holmes, P Keightley D Crapper, T Roberts Music 10 th 11 th April 17 th 18 th April 7pm Veronica / Jan / Barbara Billie & Nick 9am Andy / Choir Andy/Choir 11am Chris / Sue / Elira Veronica & Justin AV 10 th 11 th April 17 th 18 th April Operators 7pm C Curtain C Curtain 9am Trish & Marlene Trish & Marlene 11am G Michel G Michel Powerpt Prs 10 th 11 th April 17 th 18 th April 7pm Veronica Terry 9am Terry Terry 11am Veronica Veronica Altar Servers 10 th 11 th April 17 th 18 th April 7pm T Koelmyer, L/P/T Susovich, K & A Dupuis, S DeKoning, B Curtin 9am W&E Gordon, S White, B Hansen, L&D McLoughlin J Larken, O Barrett, T Gervasoni, M Chandler 11am D&S Isaac, L Morris-Obst L Donnison, A Coetzee Count. Team 12 th April 19 th April B Shannon, D Frank, N Houniet, J Wallace D Donohue, C Hedger, S & M Fletcher, K Martin Cleaning 15 th April 22 nd April G Gordon, C Larken, K Harris L & K McGrath, P Harper Flowers 15 th 22 nd April 15 th 22 nd April D Wooding, A Wilson D Wooding, A Wilson Piety Stall 10 th 11 th April 17 th 18 th April Sat: P Sheehan Sun: D&S Meier (9am) Sat: N. Noonan Sun: T Thomas (9am) Children s Lit A Wilson / S Goddard (11am) M Lane (11am) 11 th April 18 th April Children s Liturgy will resume in Term 2 Children s Liturgy will resume in Term 2 Tea Trolley 11 th April 18 th April G&B Gray R & M Muzyk
10 He's Alive Don Francisco The gates and doors were barred And all the windows fastened down I spent the night in sleeplessness And rose at every sound Half in hopeless sorrow And half in fear the day Would find the soldiers breakin' through To drag us all away And just before the sunrise I heard something at the wall The gate began to rattle And a voice began to call I hurried to the window Looked down into the street Expecting swords and torches And the sound of soldiers' feet But there was no one there but Mary So I went down to let her in John stood there beside me As she told us where she'd been She said they might have moved Him in the night And none of us knows where The stone's been rolled away And now His body isn't there We both ran toward the garden Then John ran on ahead We found the stone and empty tomb Just the way that Mary said But the winding sheet they wrapped Him in Was just an empty shell And how or where they'd taken Him Was more than I could tell Oh something strange had happened there But just what I did not know John believed a miracle But I just turned to go Circumstance and speculation Couldn't lift me very high 'Cause I'd seen them crucify him Then I saw him die Back inside the house again The guilt and anguish came Everything I'd promised Him Just added to my shame When at last it came to choices I denied I knew His name And even if He was alive It wouldn't be the same But suddenly the air was filled With a strange and sweet perfume Light that came from everywhere Drove shadows from the room And Jesus stood before me With his arms held open wide And I fell down on my knees And just clung to Him and cried He raised me to my feet And as I looked into His eyes The love was shining out from Him Like sunlight from the skies Guilt in my confusion Dissappeared in sweet release And every fear I'd ever had Just melted into peace He's alive yes He's alive Yes He's alive and I'm forgiven Heaven's gates are open wide He's alive yes He's alive Oh He's alive and I'm forgiven Heaven's gates are open wide He's alive yes He's alive Hallelujah He's alive He's alive and I'm forgiven Heaven's gates are open wide He's alive He's alive He's alive I believe it He's alive Sweet Jesus