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Weekly Bulletin 6th November 2011

Posted on Fri, Nov 4, 2011








WEEK ENDING 13th November, 2011


CLEANING TEAM: Saturday 12th November, 2011 –

Group D –

Liz Adams, Mary Thoms, Leellen Lewis, Avinash Kumar


12th/13th Nov – 33rd Sun in Ordinary Time – Year A

Sat 5.30pm Arnold Lewis Peter Botterill

Sun. 8.00am Margaret Cassoff Mary Bourke

Sun 10.00am Dominic, Anna, Rebeka, Altar Servers 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: 12th/13th Nov, 2011

Sat 5.30pm  Josie Mangion Aileen Boon 

Sun 8.00am  Elvie Arrogante Etta Martinsen

Sun 10.00am  Porfirio Castaneda Zita Conti 


There will be no Children’s Liturgy until further notice.


Ministers of Holy Communion for the St. George

Hospitals – 13th November, 2011 

Rita Napoli, Lucia Troiano, Selma or Marshall Coutinho, Erica O’Brien, Christine Riley, Agapita Castaneda, Porfirio Castaneda, Ian Hudson,

Acolyte – Hurstville.



Mitchell Pauling, David Bambury, Teresa Miller, Bernadette Finch, Jack & Jean O’Brien, Sr. Margaret Rowe, Anne Jeffries, 

Erlinda Montenegro.



Recently deceased: Austin Woodbury, Rita Black.


Anniversaries: Frank Saviour Borg, Nubar Husseinjian, 

Stella Mossop, Jack & Patricia Maddox, Hannah May & Cedric Russell, the Pulham, Donohoue,Woodward, Evans, McAleer, Ryan, McGrath, Madden, Togher, Fahey, Bounds, Davis, Fitzsimons & McGillacuddy Families.

In keeping with the Privacy Act names cannot be published in our Parish Bulletin without the permission of the persons themselves or their next of kin. Please specify on your Mass Envelope your intention to include the person’s name in this Bulletin or contact the Parish Office on 9587 5444.



We welcome all young people to attend Mass every Sunday at 6.00 pm. We also welcome our youth to be involved in the special youth group activities, and in the Liturgy of Sunday Mass, i.e. Readings, Singing, Ushering. We look forward to seeing you there. When the new Parish Hall is ready, we will be having sports activities before Mass.



“Mary Help of Christian Praesidium”, St. Patrick’s, Kogarah

Meeting is on every Thursday after the 9.15am Mass.



All lost property is kept in the Sacristy.

Would parishioners please check to see if anything belongs to them.



Anyone interested in having the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima in their home please ring Rob – Daytime 0418 672 546 or Evening 9567 2199

There are Rosary Beads, Prayer Cards etc. available.

Toilets are now located at the side of the Parish Hall





Saturday, 10th December, 2011

In the new Parish Hall.

Adults $25 per head

(children 13 years plus)

Children $10 per head

(3 to 12 years)

Children 0 to 2 years – free

Tickets on sale from 5/6th November





If you are a Minister of the Eucharist, who takes Holy Communion to the Sick in their home, or to the Hospitals, would you please add your details on a list, that can be found at the back of the church please.




1st Sunday each month after the 10.00am Mass

Today: 6th November, 2011 –

Everyone welcome!




From Saturday, 26th November, 2011

to Thursday, 1st December, 2011

Details to follow


MC900057315[1]CATECHISTS: If.....

-you love the Catholic Faith

-you can follow the lessons provided

-you can commit to a half hour class each

week: ongoing support and training provided.

We need you for Kogarah Public School –

Kindergarten (5 yr olds-6 ONLY) - Mondays, 2.30pm – 3.00pm

Please call the Parish Office on 9587 5444 if you are able to help.




We welcome into the Catholic Church

 community this month:

13th – Matilda Afonso, Andres Lukash Zurita, Lachlan James Rigoni

19th – Ava Maria Prtenjaca

27th – Xavier Bucknall, Miles Edgar, Charli Kate Brannigan





12th – Sarah Bates & Stuart Thompson

“The two shall become one”


 If you or your loved ones will be Patients in the St. George Hospitals at any time, would you please make sure your Catholic Religion is noted by the Admitting Staff, so that your name is included on the list of Catholic Patients.
 If you would like to have the Sacrament of the Sick or Reconciliation, ask a nurse to page the Catholic Priest on Pager 710. Alternatively, if you are aware that you are to be hospitalised, you may like to ask your Parish Priest to give you the Sacrament of the Sick before you go to Hospital. However, it is important that you have your Catholic Religion noted, so that we may visit you and offer you Holy Communion while in Hospital.






for the State/Private School children


 First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist are done in the same year - they start with Reconciliation then continue on with the Holy Eucharist.

First Holy Eucharist: Sunday, 20th November, 2011

( Feast of Christ the King) Classes Commenced: 5th June -

 20 lessons.

Confirmation was celebrated on 12th June 2011.



We are looking at re-introducing a quarterly or six monthly Newsletter. Looking for people interested in being Editors, Reporters, Compilers of the editions, etc. If interested contact Paul on 0417 493 804.


Planned Giving Programme

If you are a new parishioner to St. Patrick’s, you may not be aware that we have a Planned Giving Programme. You receive a box of envelopes to be used each week at Mass, for your contribution to this Parish. Not only is your giving made more discreet, but there is an annual tax receipt issued, of which 20% is tax deductible. Please contact the Parish Office on 9587 5444 if you are interested in joining this Program. Credit card facilities are available for your convenience.



We extend a warm welcome to new Parishioners at St. Patrick’s, Kogarah. Please introduce yourself to Monsignor Henryk after Mass, and he will give you an information form (which are located in the foyer of the church). If you would like to be listed on the Parish Roll, or be a part of the Planned Giving scheme, please complete the form below: 


Please complete this form and place it in the collection basket. Please indicate:


 o I wish to contribute to the Parish on a regular basis.

 o I wish to be listed on the Parish Roll.

Please tick your choice:

 o Automatic Payment (credit card)

 o Envelopes


Full Name: (Mr./Mrs/Ms)_____________________________


















‘The Humble Postage Stamps’ is helping to raise money for the Mary Mackillop International, Over Seas Mission in Peru. Could you please save your used postage stamps and send them to Mr. John Altham, 17 Boronia Street, Kyle Bay. 2221




One of our Parishioners is looking for a 2nd hand treadmill,

if anyone has one to sell. Contact Keiran on 0458 667 850.




111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah.

Tuesday 8 November 2011

commencing at 7:30pm

An invitation is extended to all who have suffered grief or bereavement and especially those whose loved ones have died at Calvary. 

Supper will follow at 8:00pm






 Thank you to everyone who has already donated to our Roof Restoration Fund. $38,450 has been raised so far. However, we still need more donations to help cover the costs. Donations may be handed to Mons. Henryk at Mass, or given in to the Parish Office. For any further enquiries, please ring the office on 9587-5444. 

A RETREAT DAY FOR DIVORCED MEN will be held on Saturday 12 November at Mt Schoenstatt, Mulgoa. Hosted by the Life, Marriage and Family Centre of the Archdiocese, the day commences at 10am and concludes at 4pm. It includes two talks, Mass and time for personal prayer. Confession and spiritual guidance will be available. Bishop Terry Brady and Father Bernard Gordon will be guiding the day. Cost is $10 and includes all meals. For enquiries and registration call Bernard on 9390 5290 or email



Saturday, 12th November, 2011

2.00pm – 5.00pm

22 McHatton Street, North Sydney

For women of faith working to make the world a place of peace and justice. Ph 9955 3053. Email:




provides the opportunity for students to receive a Dominican education regardless of their financial situation. We invite applications for Primary Bursaries (K-6) for 2012 for those families seeking a Catholic education in the Dominican tradition. Primary Bursaries are offered to students:

  • With the potential to benefit from an education at Santa Sabina
  • With a commitment to a holistic education and to the Dominican Values of the College
  • Willing to make a positive contribution to the life of the College, and
  • Whose families require financial support to enter Santa Sabina.

Bursaries will be available for new students to assist with part or full remission of tuition fees depending on the individual circumstances. Bursaries will be provided to students and families who will be significant contributors to the College community. Financial documentation must be provided to demonstrate a means tested inability to afford a Santa Sabina College education. Bursaries are subject to a review every two years and an obligation of strict confidentiality applies to both the recipient family and the College.

Bursaries may be available in other entry years depending on circumstances. Applications are available online at

For further information please contact: Margaret Molloy, Registrar on 9745 7030 or email









Entrance Antiphon

Let my prayer come before you, Lord; listen, and answer me.

Responsorial Psalm: My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.

Gospel Acclamation: 

Alleluia, alleluia! Be watchful and ready: you know not when the Son of Man is coming. Alleluia! 

Communion Antiphon: 

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. In green pastures he gives me rest, he leads me beside the waters of peace.





First Reading: Wisdom 6: 12-16 –

Wisdom is found by those who look for it.

Wisdom is bright, and does not grow dim. By those who love her she is readily seen, and found by those who look for her. Quick to anticipate those who desire her, she makes herself known to them. Watch for her early and you will have no trouble; you will find her sitting at your gates. Even to think about her is understanding fully grown; be on the alert for her and anxiety will quickly leave you. She herself walks about looking for those who are worthy of her and graciously shows herself to them as they go, in every thought of theirs coming to meet them.



Second Reading: Thessalonians 4: 13-18

Those who died as Christians, God will bring to life with Jesus.

We want you to be quite certain, brothers, about those who have died, to make sure that you do not grieve about them, like the other people who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and that it will be the same for those who have died in Jesus: God will bring them with him.

We can tell you this from the Lord’s own teaching, that any of us who are left alive until the Lord’s coming will not have any advantage over those who have died. At the trumpet of God, the voice of the archangel will call out the command and the Lord himself will come down from heaven; those who have died in Christ will be the first to rise, and then those of us who are still alive will be taken up in the clouds, together with them, to meet the Lord in the air. So we shall stay with the Lord for ever. With such thoughts as these you should comfort one another.




GOSPEL: Matthew 25: 1-13 –

Look, the bridegroom comes. Go out to meet him.

 Jesus told this parable to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven will be like this: Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were sensible: the foolish ones did take their lamps, but they brought no oil, whereas the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their lamps. The bridegroom was late, and they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. But at midnight there was a cry, “The bridegroom is here! Go out and meet him.” At this, all those bridesmaids woke up and trimmed their lamps, and the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, “Give us some of your oil: our lamps are going out.” But they replied, “There may not be enough for us and for you; you had better go to those who sell it and buy some for yourselves.” They had gone off to buy it when the bridgegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding hall and the door was closed. The other bridesmaids arrived later. “Lord, Lord,” they said “open the door for us.” But he replied, “I tell you solemnly, I do not know you.” So stay awake because you do not know either the day or the hour.’




Readings for 13.11.2011: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

First Reading: Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31

 Second Reading: Thessalonians 5: 1-6  Gospel: Matthew 25: 14-30

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