Entrance Antiphon: The love of God has been poured

St Bernard’s Parish, Botany
Phone: (02) 9316 8303
(02) 9666 7676
Parish Priest:
Fr. Abraham Tharappel Augusthy
Parish Secretary: Margaret Liew
Entrance Antiphon: When he calls on me, I
will answer him; I will deliver him and give
him glory, I will grant him length of days.
St Bernard Primary School:
Principal: Mrs Rosemary De Bono
Asst. Principal: Mrs Maree Couani
REC: Mrs Diane Cowan
Phone: (02) 9666 4560
(02) 9316 7239
Theme: The Gospel reflection on the
temptation of Christ in the wilderness is
closely connected with the temptations that
confront every one of us in our daily lives. We
need to make Christ-like effort to resist
temptation and to overcome it. The Lenten
Season reminds us of the need for spiritual
renewal through prayer, fasting and alms
giving. Let us make an effort to live ‘on every
word that comes from the mouth of God’.
WHS & Working with Children Check:
Claire Pirola 0417 235 447
Sunday Mass Times
Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm
Sunday: 7:00am and 9:00am
Kid’s Church
Sunday 9:00 am during School days
Croatian Mass: Sun 11:00am
Weekday Masses
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat: 9:00 am
Tuesday: 7:00 pm Mass and Novena
By appointment
On Sundays at 10:15 am
Saturdays 9:30 am – 10:00 am
By appointment (six months notice)
Charismatic Prayer Group
Fridays 1.15pm to 2.45pm
Divine Mercy Prayers & Benediction Fridays 6:30pm
St Vincent de Paul Soc Meetings 1st Weds of the month 6pm presbytery
Fasting & Almsgiving
4 Ramsgate Street, Botany, NSW 2019
Office Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Internet: www.stbernards-botany.org.au
[email protected]
Communion Antiphon: One does not live on
bread alone, but by every word that comes
from the mouth of God.
Kids Church: Parents and Carers, do you
want to be a leader or helper at Kids Church?
Volunteers and helpers are needed. No prior
experience needed. Contact Maria Zizic
[email protected]
Charismatic Prayer Group incorporating the
Lenten program; on Fridays from 1.15pm to
2.45pm in the church.
40 Days for Life (18 Feb to 29 Mar 2015)
To support the profound inherent and equal
dignity of every human life, beginning with the
precious child in the womb. Join 40 Days for
Life Sydney at the daily prayer vigils 6am to
8pm outside the abortion facility, Preterm on
the corner of Elizabeth St and Randle St,
Surry Hills. Contact Michael 0418 266 724.
Project Compassion envelopes and boxes are
available at the back of the church. Your
donations can be handed to the parish during
Lent, or on Holy Thursday.
First Sunday of Lent 2015
Flowers and Candle offering
Thanks to Joan Butler for the flowers; and
Barbara Gallacher & Maureen Burnett for
the candles for this Sunday. Let us keep
them in our prayers and pray for their
Season of Lent
The Church invites us to spiritual renewal
through Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving.
Let us try to be faithful
to our baptismal promises.
Stations of the Cross
On Fridays of Lent at 6.30pm followed by
Divine Mercy prayers and Benediction.
Lenten observance of abstinence from meat
on Friday is recommended to be observed on
all Fridays of the year.
Pledge for Flowers and Candle Offering:
We request for someone to offer flowers
for next weekend 1st March. Pledges are
also needed for 12th Apr, 14th Jun, 28th Jun.
Flowers offering may also be pledged for 8th
Open Day at the OLSH College Kensington.
On Tues 10th March, Year 4 & 5 girls from
our feeder schools and parishes are invited
to spend the day with us. The College will be
open to the public between 10:30am and
2:30pm. 'Parent Information Evening' in the
College Hartzer Hall on Mon 9th Mar from
7pm to 8:30pm. The Principal will give an
overview of the College and be available to
speak to parents after the meeting.
Catholic Weekly pulpit points
• Libyan slaughter: Pope mourns…
• Layman, cleric will replace
Let us Pray
1.Mass Intentions of the Parishioners:
2. Sick: Bishop Geoff Robinson, Bessie
Knox, Carol Mason, Nance Vild, Jamie B.
Gorospe, Harold Adams, Nadino Zdravlj,
Patricia Tabone, Juliana Roz, Denise
Woolfe, Giufre Samatha, Helen Hoareau,
Roch Amesbury, Sam Borg, Erlinda
Cachuela, Isabella Foley, Sally Padre,
Lydia & Marjorie Rodenas, Remy Serafine,
Rebecca Soriano, Susan Austin & Wanda,
Eletheria Zorbas, and all the sick in the
3. Recently Deceased:
4. Anniversary: Lionel Heaton, Reginald
& Aileen Gomes.
Bartolomeo Tesoriero, Giovanni Tesoriero,
Giovanni Follone, Lorenza & Paul
Azzopardi, Rita & Emmanuel Bajo.
Sat 28 Feb/ Sun 1 Mar, 2015
Second Sunday of Lent -Year B
Sat 28 Feb: VIGIL MASS
Readers: Mariella & Rebecca Dever
Special Minister: Jenny Muscat/Joan Butler
Acolyte: Maureen Burnett
Sun 1 Mar: SUNDAY 7.00 AM
Readers: Snelling Family
Special Minister: Lourdes Scott
Acolyte: Victor Lucas
Sun 1 Mar: SUNDAY 9.00 am
Readers: Botany Youth Group
Special Minister: Megan Irwin/Maria Zizic
Acolyte: Albert Nera
Altar Society: Group: 4
Counters: 2
Flowers Offering: Donor needed.