This Week bulletin

St Bernard’s Parish, Botany
Phone: (02) 9316 8303
(02) 9666 7676
4 Ramsgate Street, Botany, NSW 2019
Office Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
[email protected]
Fasting & Almsgiving
Second Sunday of Lent 2015
Parish Priest:
Fr. Abraham Tharappel Augusthy
Parish Secretary: Margaret Liew
Entrance Antiphon: Of you my heart has
spoken: Seek his face. It is your face, O Lord,
that I seek; hide not your face from me.
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
transfiguration, Jesus shows that he is the
Son of God. Jesus reveals his glory to the
apostles before they experience his crucifixion.
Christ’s crucifixion was a humiliation.
Because of the experience at Mount Tabor, the
apostles could believe Jesus was everything
he told them. The transfiguration experience
motivated them to witness Christ in their daily
lives. God reveals Christ to us in today’s
gospel; “This is my Son whom I have chosen.
Listen to Him.” Let us believe and reflect on
God’s word.
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
Communion Antiphon: This is my beloved
Son, with whom I am well please; listen to
Sacrament of the First Eucharist
On Sunday 13th September
for St Bernard Primary School.
On Sunday 22nd November
for Catholic students in public schools.
Contact the school catechist or Cathie Bossini
[email protected] or
parish office 9316 8303.
Sacrament Confirmation
Bishop Terry Brady will administer the
sacrament of Confirmation at St Bernard on
Sunday 31st May at 5.30pm Mass
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.
Flowers and Candle offering
We thank Kate Thornton and Andrew Ling
& family and for the flowers for this week.
Let us pray for their intentions. Kate would
like us to pray for the Year 12 students; that
they may learn wisely and retain their
Season of Lent
During Lent the Church invites us
towards spiritual renewal
through Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving.
Let us also 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:
Flowers offering pledge needed for next
week. Pledges are also needed for 12th Apr,
14th Jun, 28th Jun.
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.
Open Day 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. College open from
10:30am to 2:30pm. 'Parent Information
Evening' in the College Hartzer Hall on Mon
9th Mar from 7pm to 8:30pm. Principal will
give an overview of the college and will be
available to speak to parents after the
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: Ferdinando Pantano,
Erich Fiala, Jane Farrugia.
5. Others:
Sat 7th / Sun 8th Mar, 2015
Third Sunday of Lent -Year B
Readers: Nancy Cowan/Mona Laporte
Special Minister: Veronica R/Kathy Smyth
Acolyte: Jim McFall
Sun 8 Mar: SUNDAY 7.00 AM
Readers: Jack & Kate Thornton
Special Minister: Kate Thornton
Acolyte: Socorro Lucas
Sun 8 Mar: SUNDAY 9.00 am
Readers: Fabian & Maria Heaton
Special Minister: Theresa F/Pauline Quealy
Acolyte: Tony S. Castillo
Altar Society: Group: 1
Counters: 3
Candles Offering: Mary Spowart
St Vincent de Paul Meeting
on Wednesday 4th March at 6pm in