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Parish Leadership Team

Fr Patrick Mugavin p.mugavin@ballarat.catholic.org.au Fr John Corrigan john.corrigan@ballarat.catholic.org.au Sr Margaret Carmody sgs margaret.carmody@ballarat.catholic.org.au 19 Clarendon St, Hamilton 3300.Ph55724274 Parish Business Manager: John Hockey john1.stmarys@gmail.com Parish Secretaries: Marie Cook & Lia Mailes, Parish Office: 23 Dinwoodie St, Hamilton 3300 Ph: 5571 1161 Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 to 4 hamilton@ballarat.catholic.org.au www.ballarat.catholic.org.au St Mary's Primary School - Hamilton Principal: Jo-Anne Bond, School Ph: 5551 9000 St Joseph s Primary School - Penshurst Principal: Ben van de Camp Ph: 55765438 Monivae College, Principal: Mark McGinnity, College Ph: 5551 1200

RECENT DEATHS: Maureen Burns (Rita Taylor s sister) John Hanrahan (Maria Crawford s father). We extend our sympathy and prayers to Rita Taylor & family, on the death of her sister, Maureen. Our prayers and sympathy also to Maria, Matthew, Emily & Sam, on the passing of Maria s father. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for the repose of the soul of Late Ken Gallagher msc at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 28th February 2012, in the Monivae College Chapel. Access to the chapel is via the main entrance foyer and access will be available from 5.00pm All are welcome to a attend ANNIVERSARIES: Ernest Harris, Patricia Edge, Daniel Lyons, Kevin Mugavin, Ian Harrington, Eileen McNamara, Richard Murriphy. (Please note: it is the relatives responsibility to submit anniversary names to the Parish Office.) THOSE WHO ARE SICK: Fr Tony Redden, Kevin Cass, Jim Ross, Gayle Lee, Jim Bonner, Patrick O Connell, Kerryn McCluggage, Fr Ron Josephs, (Marist Father, Sydney), Mary Riddle, Betty Wentzel, Shannon Appleton, Dawn Anson, Kathleen Franklin, Terrence McGrath, Val Carter, Jacinta Carson, Kon Celewych, Joan Birrell, Emma Mather. Prayer requests for the sick are continued for one month. You are welcome to extend them further. BAPTISM:

St Mary s Church Next Week MASS or CS


Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am

St Joseph s Church - Penshurst


Wednesday 10.00am & Thursday 10.00am MASS TIMES 3rd & 4th March 2012 1st Sunday of the month. Hamilton: Saturday Mass 7pm Sunday Mass 10.30am Sunday Mass 5pm Dunkeld: Sunday Mass 9.00am Macarthur: Sunday Mass 9.00am Penshurst: Sunday Mass 9.00am Glenthompson: Sunday SAWC 9.00am Reconciliation: After 10am Mass on Fridays or 5.30pm Saturdays; Country Centres before or after any Mass, or by contacting Fr Pat 55711161 St. Mary s Rosters March 3rd & 4th 7pm 10.30am Commentator: Ray Corbett Annette Mason 1st Reader: Margaret Meagher Helen Tripovich nd 2 Reader: Ian Ferguson Don Schultz Procession Gifts: J&H Watt Noreen Doherty Eucharistic: Min: Group 2 Group 6 Computer: Volunteer Volunteer Children s Liturgy: rd th Rosters: this weekend March 3 & 4 Eucharistic Ministers 7pm: Percy Mills, T or F McMeel, M Byrne, P&M Dunn. 10.30am: Jayne Turner, F Soulsby, G Howell, C Johnson, L Field, J Bond & D Brody. St Joseph s Penshurst: Rosters for Sunday 4th March Mass 9.00am Reader: Margie Eales Prayers Brendon Kelly Special Minister: Helen Brown Gifts: Kelly family. St Joseph s Rosters th A new Liturgical Roster Commencing March 4 will be available for pick up at the back of the church at .Mass this week. All liturgy participants please take one.

We welcome to the family of God at St Mary s, Finn Jacka Beattie , son of Shauna & Rhett. We welcome to the family of God at St Thomas , Glenthompson, Charles Peter Prentice , son of Alison & Derek.
FINANCE COLLECTIONS PRIESTS SUPPORT: $709.50 PARISH STEWARDSHIP OFFERING: $790.95 Count Team: Margaret Meagher and Anne Milne. Next week: Vince & Frances O Brien and Team.

Prayer with the Pope - February 2012


Daily offering: Lord Jesus Christ, in the Eucharist you join us with yourself in your offering to the Father, Help me to live out that offering in the concrete circumstances of my life today. Send me the Holy Spirit to be with me, to guide me and to enable me to live in imitation of You. And I pray with the whole Church for the Pope's intentions this month This month's intentions That all peoples may have access to water and other resources needed for daily life. Missionary intention That the Lord may sustain the efforts of health workers assisting the sick and elderly in the world's poorest regions. http://www.sacredspace.ie/apostleship

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM FOR 2012

Your support for Project Compassion gives expression to the Gospel imperative to pursue justice and help those suffering from poverty and disadvantage. In this week s Project Compassion story we meet Flabiana, whose family lost everything in the 1999 conflict following Timor Leste s independence. Flabiana joined Caritas Australia s Integrated Rural Community Development trainings, learning techniques for fast-growing crops, processing food and traditional medicines and breeding animals. Thanks to your solidarity with the poor, thousands of conflict-affected families like Flabiana s in Timor Leste are working towards a more just, peaceful and prosperous future. Please donate to Project Compassion today. Lenten Devotions
Stations of the Cross will be held in the Church every Thursday evening during Lent at 7.00 pm Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy will follow at 7.30 pm Evening Prayer, Rosary and Chaplet are recited in the Church every Sunday &Thursday Evening at 7.00 pm. Men s Lenten Group: Thursday, 7.30pm in the Parish House. It s not too late to form a Lenten group or join an existing group call the Parish office for details 55711161.

Welcome to the children who are being presented by their parents/guardians as candidates for receiving the Sacraments in 2012 at St Mary s Church.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Let Justice Prevail


Hamilton
Speaker: Tom Trimnell On Friday 2nd March 1.30pm at Christ Church 53 Lonsdale St. All welcome. Friday 2nd March 10am Sheppard Centre Penshurst Hospital

Penshurst:

Bishop Les Tomlinson will be installed as Bishop of Sandhurst/Bendigo this Thursday, March 1 at midday. Bishop Tim Costello sbd, auxiliary bishop of Melbourne, has been appointed Archbishop of Perth. Blessings on them both in their important ministries.
Maryknoll Activities 2012 Everyone is welcome to join in the Groups listed below, please phone the contact person for further details. St Mary s Playgroup: Wednesdays 10.30am - 12noon in the Family Room. Sonia Shaw 5571 2923. Noah s Ark Toy Library: Wednesdays 10.30am 12.30pm. Pauline Perkins 0428 2871 13 Craft Group: Weekly on Thursdays including school holidays 10 am 3.pm. in the Craft Room. Margaret Duyveston: 5578 8213. You are welcome to BYO craft. New members welcome Men s Day Out: Wednesdays 1.15 4 pm in Family Room Gerald Healy 0429 3815 95 Activities: cards (500s) & snooker or other activities as desired. Pfaff Club-Machine Embroidery: 10am. 3pm. Monday, March 5. Jenny Cannon 0418 3191 91

Candle Light Mass during Lent A candle light mass will be celebrated in the Monivae Chapel each Monday during Lent at 8.00pm The Mass is a celebrated in a contemplative, quieter style. Bring your own candle if you wish, but there will be plenty for all to share. This may be the something extra in the way of prayer for Lent. Access to the chapel is via the main entrance foyer and access will be available from 7.30pm All are welcome to attend.
MEDITATION

Prayer Ever-renewing Spirit of God, you lead us again into the Lenten wilderness. Reshape our hearts in this holy place: unbind our complacency and form us into faithful people, attuned to your Word and the cries of our sisters and brothers. We ask this in hope, as followers of Christ, awaiting his promise. Amen.

Meditation each Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Parish House. All welcome.