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St. Paul’s Parish
5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR B
8 FEBRUARY 2015
Mission Statement
As a unique Parish, with vibrant station
churches, we of St Paul’s Parish strive to be an
active, welcoming, compassionate, Catholic
Community, with Christ as our model.
As Eucharistic people, we seek to grow in our
faith, sharing our talents with each other and
spreading God’s teachings through word,
action and example.
PARISH PRIEST
Fr Jaroslaw Zan, OSPPE
Presbytery: 24 Garrett St. Moss Vale
OFFICE HOURS
9.00am to 1.00pm Monday, Thursday & Friday
1pm to 5pm Wednesday
Phone: 4868 1931 Fax:4869 3586
Email: mossvale@dow.org.au
Website: www.stpaulsmossvale.org.au
Pauline Fathers:4878 9192
Incorporating the Communities/Churches of Moss Vale, Berrima,
Bundanoon, Burrawang, Robertson, Sutton Forest and Penrose Park
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
CHILDREN’S MASS
St Paul’s Moss Vale
Saturday Vigil - 6.00 pm
Sunday
- 9.30 am
St Peter’s Burrawang
1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday - 8.00 am
2nd, 4th Sunday
- 5.00 pm
St Brigid’s Bundanoon
2nd, 4th Sunday
- 8.00 am
1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday - 5.00 pm
St Francis Xavier Berrima
1st Sunday of the month - 11am
Penrose Park Monastery
Sunday - 9am and 11am English
10am Polish
2nd Sunday of each Month
WEEKDAY M ASS TIMES
St Paul’s Mon Wed Thurs Fri - 8.00 am
NO MASS TUESDAY
St Paul’s College Saturday - 8.00am
Penrose Park Monastery 11am Daily
Sunday 8 February
Sunday 15 Feb
J & H Fairfax
D Strode, R Wallder
Children’s Mass
L Harrison, P Maloney
St Brigid’s 8am/5pm
P Scalan, A Ward
P Balk, K Perkins
St Peter’s 8am/5pm
J D’Arcy
D Virtue
Offertory: 6pm Vigil
J Simpson, A Pearson
D Pyett, M Hyde
Children
Zaranski Family
St Brigid’s 8am/5pm
Balk family
Papps family
St Peter’s 8am/5pm
C Manuel
M Cronin
Flowers St Paul’s
H Beaton
M D’Adam, E Pittolo
ROSTERS
Readers: 6pm Vigil
9.30 am
9.30am
RECONCILIATION
St Paul’s Moss Vale
Saturday 5 - 5.30 pm
After Weekday Masses & on request
St Peter’s Burrawang
2nd Sunday after 5.00 pm Mass
St Brigid’s Bundanoon
1st Sunday after 5.00 pm Mass
EXPOSITION AND ADORATION OF THE
BLESSED SACRAMENT
St Paul’s Moss Vale
Following Friday morning Mass at 8 am
NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP
Following Wednesday morning Mass 8 am
BAPTISMS—BY APPOINTMENT
There is one preparation meeting held on
the last Thursday of each month at 6.30pm
for those wishing to enroll in the Sacrament
of Baptism. Baptisms held on 1st Sunday at
Berrima, & 3rd Sunday at St Paul’s Moss
Vale.
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE
Meeting 9.30am on 2nd Thurs of each
month from Feb to Nov. All welcome.
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
0 Jesus, Good and Gentle Shepherd grant
that the men and women from our community, may have the grace and the courage
Church Clean St Paul’s
Graeme Cuttriss
M D’Adam, E Pittolo
to hear and answer Your call to priesthood
and religious life. Give them the wisdom to
St Brigid’s
H Grima
S Gilbert
realize that life is a gift. Let them realize
their life is part of your plan. Call forth those
Counters:
B & M Francis
Bundanoon Team
You have chosen to spread the gospel
message, and help them to freely respond
Children’s Liturgy
Children Mass
M Lynch
to a life of service in the church. May the
PRAY FOR OUR PARISH:
Deceased: Rex Hall, Stan Bilyk, Patrick parents and families of our parish, support
Sick: Kathy Roche, Stan, Desmond, Kevin, Kirton, Maud Josephine Hebert, Penelope and encourage our young men and women
Kaye, Phil, Kathy, Kylie, Emily, Maree, Wells, Suzanne Westgarth, Charles Francis, to search for, follow and answer the call of
Harley, Elaine, Bruce Shepherd, Murial Dulcie Daley, Sonia Akrigg, Eugene Hyde, God in their lives. AMEN
Dromgold, Marilyn, Anthony, Julia, John, Beryl Lowe, Barry Ellsmore, Colin McCue,
Catherine, Anne, Stuart, Mike, Nicole, Brian, Harry Clout, Tom Gill, Hyde, Tilden, Conroy,
Peter, Elizabeth, Jacqui Mack, Bridget, Poidevin, Murphy, Dromgold, Dwyer, Halls,
We welcome new
Paula, Margaret, Keith, and all on the Inter- Lawler, Saker & Allport families and for all
the
Holy
Souls
&
for
the
deceased
members
parishioners to our
cessory Prayer List.
of the Friends of the Suffering Souls.
Parish and would
Aged Care & Sick in the Parish: Somelove to get to know
times people would like a visitor from the Recently Dec: Lila Arnfield
Parish. We have pastoral carers who offer
you. Please make
this ministry of visitation. Contact the Parish
yourself known to one
Office.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE. AMEN
of the greeters at the
door or Fr Jarek.
If you would to join the Intercessory
Prayer list contact Sue or Brian
48841205 or mvprayerlist@gmail.com
PARISH NEWS .....
M ASS WITH ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Wednesday February 11 is
World Day of the Sick, an observation started by Pope John
Paul II as a way to offer
prayers for those suffering from
illnesses. The day coincides with the
commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Mass with anointing will be celebrated at
11am at St Paul’s Moss Vale. All welcome.(Note: No 8am Mass on this day)
ST PAUL’S ALTAR SERVERS ROSTER
7 Feb 6pm: Tahlia, Holly
8 Feb 9.30am: Erin, Emily
14 Feb 6pm: Baxter, Matilda
15 Feb 9.30am: Caitlin, Ashleigh
SUNDAY 8 FEBRUARY
This Sunday at the 9.30am
Mass, Father Jarek will have a
Special Blessing of the Children’s backpacks/school bags
to mark the new year of learning. All children are encouraged to bring
their school bags so that they and their
backpacks can receive a blessing for a
wonderful year.
LIGHT OF TORAH
We meet at 9:30am every
Wednesday in the Parish
Meeting Room Contact Dot
Healy 4869 4006.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME 2015
On Tuesday, 17 February there will be a
Parent Information meeting (Parents
only), to be held in the St Paul’s school
hall from 7 to 9pm. This meeting is for all
parents interested in enrolling their child
to prepare for any of the Sacraments this
year - First Eucharist, Confirmation and
Reconciliation. Enrolment packages for
First Eucharist will be distributed at this
meeting, while information packages for
Confirmation and Reconciliation will be
available if desired.
As this meeting is an important part of
the enrolment process for all the Sacraments it is expected that at least one parent/guardian is in attendance. Please
advise the office (4868 1931) if babysitting is required.
PARISH BBQ
Our first Parish BBQ for the
year will be held after this
Saturday’s Vigil Mass. All
parishioners are most welcome.
ST PAUL’S CUPPA AFTER 9.30AM M ASS
Join us for a cuppa after the
9.30am Mass this Sunday. All
welcome.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
LENT 2015
Lent commences on
ASH Wednesday 18
February.
Mass will be 8am and
6.30pm at St Paul’s
Moss Vale.
Abstinence from meat and fasting: All
who have completed their eighteenth
year and have not yet begun their sixtieth
year are bound to fast. All who have
completed their fourteenth year are
bound to abstain from meat on Ash
Wednesday and Good Friday. Pastors,
teachers, parents are to ensure that even
those who, by reason of their age, are
not bound by the law of fasting and abstinence from meat, are taught the true
meaning of penance.
On all other Fridays of the year the law of
the common practice of penance is fulfilled by performing any one of the following:
Prayer: examples, Mass attendance,
family prayer, a visit to a chapel or
church, reading the Bible, praying the
Rosary, making the Stations of the
Cross.
Self –denial: examples, not eating meat
or sweets or dessert, giving up entertainment to spend time with family, limiting
food and drink so to give to the poor e.g.
Project Compassion
Helping others: examples, special attention to someone who is poor, physically
or mentally ill, elderly, lonely, bereaved,
depressed, addicted or overburdened.
Paschal Precept: Each of the faithful is
obliged to receive Holy Communion at
least once a year. This is to be done
between Ash Wednesday (18 February)
and Trinity Sunday (31 May) unless for a
good reason it is done at another time
during the year. All the faithful are
obliged to confess their grave sins at
least once a year.
Summer Clearance Sale Moss Vale
starts Monday 23 February and ends
Monday 2 March.
Winter Fashion Parade Thursday 5
March at Mittagong Shop 1.30pm. The
shop will be closed to normal trading on
this day. Entry fee of $4.00 will include
access to the shop for the afternoon and
includes afternoon tea..
FEASTS THIS WEEK
10 Feb: St Scholastica, virgin
11 Feb: Our Lady of Lourdes
14 Feb: Sts Cyril, monk & Methodius,
bishop
God is calling. Do I have space to listen to
the call placed in my heart? Seek time and
space to pray. Share your hopes with others,
deepen God’s call.
PARISH DIARY DATES.......
Thurs 12 Feb: CWL meeting 9.30am
Wed 18 Feb: Ash Wednesday
Thurs 19 Feb: Pastoral Care meeting
1.30pm
Thurs 19 Feb: Finance meeting 5.30pm
Fri 6 Mar: 7pm St Paul’s Moss Vale
World Day of Prayer
Fri 6 Mar: St John’s Anglican Church
Robertson - World Day of Prayer time to
be advised
OUTSIDE OUR PARISH ...
Faith and Light Blessings Community:
Sunday 8 February St Thomas Aquinas
Hall Bowral 1.30pm to 4.30pm. See notice
board.
Positions Vacant: Youth Ministry Support, Casual Roles. Our Diocesan Youth
Office is seeking young, vibrant staff to
work on a casual basis in a team environment assisting with youth ministry. For
enquires and full position description
please contact Seth Harsh on 4222 2460.
Applications close 27 February 2015.
The Diocese of Wollongong Lenten Program, ARISE, will be used this year.
CCD Level 1 Training Course for CateBooks will be $5.00 each.
chists: Macarthur-Highlands Monday
Stations of the Cross will follow the 16 February 9.30am-2.30pm (6 week
8am Mass on Fridays during Lent com- course on consecutive Mondays) to be
held at CCD Resource Centre Micah
mencing 20 February.
House Campbelltown. For further info
Holy Hour will commence on Wednescontact Cindy Oliver by 12 Feb on 4640
day 25 February at 6pm. During the Holy
8550 or cindy.oliver@dow.org.au
Hour we will reflect on the ARISE programme.
LIGHT TO THE NATIONS YOUTH PILCWL MEETING
GRIMAGE: Come and join young people
(16-35)experiencing Easter together. WitOur first meeting for this year will be on
ness the liturgy come alive and take part
Thursday 12 February in the Parish
in prayer, pilgrimage, music and personal
Meeting room at 9.30am. New members
sharing that will revive your faith. April 2-5
are most welcome.
2015 in Appin. More info www.lttn.org.au
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
This will be held on Friday 6 March at
Moss Vale at 7pm.
5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON
8 February 2015
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
someone who claimed to be a religious
figure or leader. Not only does he touch the
sick woman, but also he then allows her to
serve him and his disciples. Because of the
strict laws of ritual purity at that time, Jesus
broke this taboo by taking her by the hand,
raising her to health, and allowing her to
serve him at table.
Peter’s mother-in-law’s response to the
healing of Jesus is the discipleship of lowly
service, a model to which Jesus will
repeatedly invite his followers to embrace
throughout the Gospel and which he
models through his own life. Some will say
that the purpose of today’s Gospel story is
to remind us that this woman’s place is in
the home. That is not the purpose of the
story. The mother-in-law’s action is in sharp
contrast to that of her son-in-law, Simon,
who calls to Jesus’ attention the crowd that
is clamouring for more healings (1:37) but
does nothing, himself, about them.
In Mark’s Gospel stories of the poor widow
(12:41-44), the woman with the ointment
(14:3-9), the women at the cross (15:40-41),
and the women at the tomb (16:1), women
represent the correct response to Jesus’
invitation to discipleship. They stand in
sharp contrast to the great insensitivity and
misunderstanding of the male disciples.
The presence of Jesus brings wholeness,
holiness and dignity to women. How often
do our hurtful, human customs prevent
people from truly experiencing wholeness,
holiness and dignity?
O come, let us worship God and bow
Mt 8:17
low before the God who made us, for Alleluia, alleluia!
he is the Lord our God.
He bore our sickness, and endured our
suffering. Alleluia!
FIRST READING
GOSPEL
Job 7:1-4. 6-7.
Job began to speak: Is not man's life
on earth nothing more than pressed
Mark 1:29-39
service, his time no better than hired
On leaving the
drudgery? Like the slave, sighing for
synagogue,
the shade, or the workman with no
Jesus went with
thought but his wages, months of James and John straight to the house of
delusion I have assigned to me, Simon and Andrew. Now Simon's mother
nothing for my own but nights of grief.
-in-law had gone to bed with fever, and
Lying in bed I wonder, 'When will it be they told him about her straightaway. He
day?' Risen I think, 'How slowly evening went to her, took her by the hand and
comes!' Restlessly I fret till twilight falls. helped her up. And the fever left her and
Swifter than a weaver's shuttle my days she began to wait on them.
have passed, and vanished, leaving no That evening after sunset they brought to
hope behind. Remember that my life is him all who were sick and those who
but a breath, and that my eyes will never were possessed by devils. The whole
again see joy.
town came crowding round the door, and
The word of the Lord.
he cured many who were suffering from
diseases of one kind or another; he also
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
cast out many devils, but he would not
Ps 146: 1-6 allow them to speak, because they knew
R. Praise the Lord who heals the who he was.
broken-hearted.
In the morning, long before dawn, he got
1. Praise the Lord for he is good; sing up and left the house, and went off to a
to our God for he is loving: to him our lonely place and prayed there. Simon
praise is due. (R)
and his companions set out in search of
2. The Lord builds up Jerusalem and him, and when they found him they said, Fr. Thomas Rosica, Salt and Light Blog
brings back Israel's exiles, he heals the 'Everybody is looking for you.' He
broken-hearted, he binds up all their answered, 'Let us go elsewhere, to the
Pope’s Prayer Intentions for February
wounds. He fixes the number of the neighbouring country towns, so that I can
stars; he calls each one by its name. preach there too, because that is why I
(R)
came.’ And he went all through Galilee,
Universal: That prisoners,
3. Our Lord is great and almighty; his preaching in their synagogues and
especially the young, may be
wisdom can never be measured. The casting out devils.
able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Lord raises the lowly; he humbles the The Gospel of the Lord
wicked to the dust. (R)
Evangelization: That married
LITURGY NOTES
people
who
are separated may find welPreface Sunday: IV
SECOND READING
come
and
support
in the Christian comEucharistic Prayer: III
1 Corinthians 9:16-19. 22-23 Acclamation: Save us, Saviour...
munity.
I do not boast of preaching the gospel,
since it is a duty which has been laid on
REFLECTION
PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
me; I should be punished if I did not
O my God, help those priests who are faithful
preach it! If I had chosen this work Try for a moment just to imagine the setting to remain faithful; to those who are falling,
myself, I might have been paid for it, but of this day in the life of Jesus. The newly stretch forth Your Divine Hand that they may
as I have not, it is a responsibility which constituted group of disciples who had left grasp it as their support.
has been put into my hands. Do you their nets, boats, hired servants, and even In the great ocean of Your mercy, lift those
know what my reward is? It is this: in my their father, to follow the Lord (1:16-20) are poor unfortunate ones who have fallen, that
being engulfed therein Thy Great Loving
preaching, to be able to offer the Good delighted in his presence. Jesus’ words
Heart. Amen.
and
actions
completely
overpower
evil.
His
News free, and not insist on the rights
personality is so compelling and attractive. Precious Blood of Jesus protect them!
which the gospel gives me.
Saint John Vianney, pray for them.
So though I am not a slave of any man I Leaving the synagogue where an evil spirit
has been overcome, Jesus and his
have made myself the slave of everyone
PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL
disciples walk only a few feet before
so as to win as many as I could. For the
encountering further evils of human
Saint
Michael
the
Archangel,
weak I made myself weak. I made myself sickness, prejudice and taboo. We read:
defend us in the battle; keep us safe
all things to all men in order to save “And the whole city was gathered around
from the wickedness and snares of
some at any cost; and I still do this, for the door” (1:33-34). What a commotion!
the devil. May God restrain him, we
the sake of the gospel, to have a share in In Mark’s Gospel, the very first healing by
humbly pray, and You, O prince
its blessing.
Jesus involves a woman. He approaches
of the heavenly host, by the power
The word of the Lord.
Simon’s mother-in-law as she lay in bed of God, cast into hell Satan and all the other
with fever. He takes her by the hand and evil spirits who wander through the world seekraises her to health (1:31). Such actions ing the ruin of souls. Amen. Pope Leo XIII
were unacceptable for any man let alone
Readings taken from The Sunday Missal, Jerusalem Bible
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