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  • St Liborius Parish

    VISION: We, the St Liborius parish Community, seek to support each other in growing together in faith and sharing this faith with the wider community.

    St Augustine’s (Myers Flat), St Stephen’s (Raywood) Communities Growing Together

    8th October, 2017 - Twenty-Seventh Sunday in ordinary time, year a

    Next Week’s Readings Isaiah 25:6-10 Philippians 4:12-14,19-20 Matthew 22:1-14

    Gospel Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia! I call you friends, says the Lord, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father. Alleluia!

    Responsorial Psalm The vineyard of the Lord is the House of Israel.

    Papal Prayer Intentions for October 2017 Workers and the Unemployed That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

    Our guardian angel is a friend we do not see, but whose presence we feel. He accompanies us on our earthly journey to heaven. 2nd October

    model for all those who suffer unjustly in the cause of right. And he looks to us his followers, the tenants of the new vineyard (the Church), to produce the fruits of justice, love and peace. It’s a great privilege but a great challenge too. New Sunday & Holy Day Liturgies, Flor McCarthy SDB

    BAPTISM THIS WEEKEND We pray for Hadley Verna Johnston and her parents Samuel and Hannah as they begin their journey of faith together. May God bless them and their family and friends as they celebrate the sacrament of Baptism.

    The Word Today Isaiah 5:1-7 Philippians 4:6-9 Matthew 21:33-43

    THE STONE REJECTED BY THE BUILDER Today’s Gospel contains these words from Psalm 118:22-23: “The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is a marvel in our eyes.” South Africa is a country blessed by God in a great many ways. It is a large country, has a good climate, and is rich in agricultural land and minerals, especially gold and diamonds. But the country, which should have been a haven for all the peoples of Southern Africa, became instead a haven for a privileged white minority. Many people tried in vain to change South Africa’s iniquitous apartheid system. Finally Nelson Mandela appeared on the scene. He too tried to bring about reforms. But like the would-be reformers before him, he was rejected. Worse, he was hounded by the government, and ended up spending twenty-seven years in prison. However, he not only survived prison, but also came out of it with the respect of his enemies and of the entire world. Furthermore, he came out without bitterness. In fact, he came out smiling, and immediately sought reconciliation with the leaders of the cruel regime that kept him in prison all those years. But even greater things were to follow. The man once rejected became the President of a new multi-racial South Africa. The stone which the builders rejected became the cornerstone of a new and better building. Mandela’s story is one of the greatest stories of our times. What makes it so great is the fact that in it good finally triumphs over evil. Make no mistake about it, what was done to Mandela was evil. He did not deserve to be treated like that. His only crime was to seek justice for his brothers and sisters. But in the end, thanks in large part to Mandela, good came out of this evil. A new free society emerged. Mandela’s story helps us to understanding Jesus’ parable of the vine-dressers. God had bestowed on his people the sort of love and care that a dedicated vinedresser bestows on a vineyard. But the vineyard failed to produce the fruits of right living. He sent messenger after messenger to the tenants in the persons of the prophets. But far from listening to them the tenants abused some of them and killed others. Finally he sent the son and heir - Jesus. But the tenants killed him in the hope of taking over the vineyard themselves. What the tenants did was sinful and ugly. Most of the blame lay with the religious leaders, who had been given charge of the vineyard by God. Yet God did not abandon or destroy the vineyard. Instead, he handed it over to other tenants, who would produce the fruits. Jesus, the stone rejected by the builders (the religious leaders), became the cornerstone of a new building, the Church, which includes the Gentiles. The parable shows us that there is only one way to overcome evil. Evil can be overcome only by good. What happens in the parable is evil. However, evil does not have the final say. In the end good triumphs, as in the case of the Mandela story. No one can say that Jesus didn’t live in the real world. He experienced its ugliness at first hand. But he didn’t answer it with more ugliness. He triumphed over evil by good. He has become a

    BAPTISM THIS WEEKEND We pray for Harmony Esma McDonald and her parents Steven and Jackie as they begin their journey of faith together. May God bless them and their family and friends as they celebrate the sacrament of Baptism.

    BAPTISM THIS WEEKEND We pray for Harper Peter Fitzpatrick and his parents Brady and Leanne as they begin their journey of faith together. May God bless them and their family and friends as they celebrate the sacrament of Baptism.

    90’ BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS We would like to wish both Alice Geary and Des Rothacker a very happy 90th birthday.

    BIRTHDAYS, CELEBRATIONS & ANNIVERSARIES Incase you don’t realise, each and everyone of you are much loved and a valued member of this parish and by the recognition of your birthdays and anniversaries this a way that we can show how much we appreciate your input over the years to our church. If anyone knows of any parishioner’s whose birthday or other celebrations are coming up and think they would like to be acknowledged please inform Tracy in the Parish Office 5446 8235 so the celebrations can begin.

    "Former Director of Catholic Education Sandhurst, St Liborius Primary School Principal and Bendigo football identity, Denis Higgins, will be a special guest on 'This is Your Sporting Life' with host Jackson Saunders next Saturday morning, October 14, from 10am until 11am on 101.5 Bendigo's Fresh FM. SMS comments or questions to Denis are welcome during the interview on the Fresh FM Comment Line, 0429 373 744."

  • CONTACT US Office Hours: Tue 10.30am-1.00pm Wed/Thu 10.30am-2.30pm Fri 10.00am-3.00pm Phone: 5446 8235 (Parish Office) Address: 50 Panton Street Eaglehawk 3556 Email: [email protected] Web: Parish Priest: Fr. Antony Joseph Mobile: 0407 708 895 Email [email protected] Parish Secretary: Tracy Rober ts Pastoral Assistant: Michael Nolan After Hours (7pm—7am) Emergency Catholic Clergy Contact: 0429 371 253 SCHOOL Phone: 5446 9172 Principal: Frank Dullard Deputy: Alistair Stewart Secretary: Louise O’Connor Chaplain: Louise Trewhella PARISH ORGANISATIONS Parish Pastoral Team

    Ex-Officio: Fr Antony Joseph, Frank Dullard. Michael Nolan, John Pallotta, Members: Tracey Cole, Chris O’Brien, Margaret Watson, Brian Bourke, Anne Maree Holden.

    Parish Finance Team

    John Pallotta, Matthew House, Kathy Taylor, Tracey Cole.

    Parish Priest Consultant Team:

    Margaret Watson, John Pallotta, Tracey Cole, Michael Nolan.

    Planned Giving David Trewarne

    Parish Liturgy Team

    Parish Sacramental Team Denise Webb, Jenny Chirgwin, Holly Webster, Claire Flood & Trish Blanks

    Catholic Women’s League

    Mary Haugh, Maureen Bourke

    Legion of Mary Anne O’Brien

    RCIA Team Tricia Blanks, Brian Bourke, Maureen Bourke, Anne-Maree Holden

    Tuesday Communion Round Co-ordinator: Sandie Westaway

    Friday Communion Round Co-ordinator: Liz McDermott

    KSC Community Welfare Project Brian Bourke: 5446 8821

    Josephites Associates: Margaret Tobias

    Caritas Project Compassion Brian Bourke

    Children’s Liturgy Denise Webb & Natalie Duane (1st and 3rd Sunday of month)

    God Start Anne O’Brien

    Piety Stall Michael O’Dea, Anne O’Brien

    Child Safety Brian Bourke, Anne-Maree Holden

    St Vincent de Paul: 54462585



    $1493.00 TOTAL:

    $947.50 $205.50 $340.00

    Mass Welcomers Lectors Extraordinary

    Ministers of Holy Communion

    This Weekend 6.00pm

    K Fitzpatrick B Bourke

    1st: 2nd:

    M Bourke M Nolan

    P Singe A Trewarne

    10.30am D & P Power 1st:2nd:

    D Webb P Blanks

    N Wright K Waters

    Next Weekend 6.00pm

    A Kirkwood M Jinks

    1st: 2nd:

    S McGowan T Duane

    B Bourke A O’Brien

    10.30am M Dole D Purden


    M Gill M Tangey

    P Blanks E McDermott



    Wise Eaters Every Monday at 9.30am. Walk N Talk Every Tuesday at 9.30am. Brunch Kitchen Every Tuesday at 11.30am (exc school holidays) Parish Sacramental Team Every Tuesday at 7.00pm Mothers Prayer Every Friday 10.00am till 11.00


    Secular Franciscans Every 2nd Mon of the month at 7.30pm. Parish Finance Team Meeting Quarterly at 7.30pm. Parish Pastoral Team Meeting Quarterly at 7.30pm. Card making Every 2nd Wed of the month at 1.30pm. Catholic Women’s League Every 4th Wed of the month at 1.30pm. BEC Meeting - Group D Every 1st Fri of the month at 1.30pm. R.S.J. Meeting 3rd Wed of every 2nd month at 10.30am. Bendigo Textile Group Every 2nd Sun of the month at 10.00am. Contact: Barbara Lomas 0417313760 Knights of the Southern Cross Every 2nd Thu of the month. Contact: Brian Bourke 5446 8821 Filipino Mass 4th Sunday of the month. Patrician’s meeting 4th Sunday of the month


    Mon 6pm Mass Tues - Thurs 9.15am Mass Friday 9.15am Mass

    P.S. Funeral Mass replaces the Mass of the day

    Saturday 9.15am St Augustine’s 6.00pm (Parish) Sunday 9.00 am Raywood 10.30am (Parish)



    Everyday of the week 40mins prior to Mass except on Sunday.

    Anointing of the sick

    Please ring parish office.


    Please call in to the parish office for a Baptism kit ($30).

    Baptism preparation is conducted on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at St Kilian’s Parish Centre.

    Bookings required. Phone 5441 6244.


    Bookings must be made at least six months prior.

    Please ring parish office.

    In faith and hope let us pray for those who have gone before us and those whose anniversaries occur around this time.

    Winifred Kelly, Dolly Carroll, Kevin McNamara, Ryan Kennedy, Catherine Harbour, Frances Collier, Anthony Ryan,

    Bridget Canning, Maud Fribbs, Barry Naughton, Johnny O’Keefe, Bridget Canning, Mary Westaway


    Recently Deceased: Brendan Mahady, Betty Petherbridge, Bill Cahill, Mathew Austin