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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

    2nd October, 2016 - twenty-seventh Sunday in ordinary time, YEAR c

    Pope Francis Corner Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love)

    by the Holy Father FRANCIS, to Bishops, Priests and Deacons, Consecrated Persons, Christian

    Married Couples, and all the Lay Faithful--- On Love in the Family

    Continued from last week 42. Furthermore, “the decline in population, due to a mentality against having children and promoted by the world politics of reproductive health, creates not only a situation in which the relationship between generations is no longer ensured but also the danger that, over time, this decline will lead to economic impoverishment and a loss of hope in the future. The development of bio-technology has also had a major impact on the birth rate”. Added to this are other factors such as “industrialization, the sexual revolution, the fear of overpopulation and economic problems… Consumerism may also deter people from having children, simply so they can maintain a certain freedom and life-style”. The upright consciences of spouses who have been generous in transmitting life may lead them, for sufficiently serious reasons, to limit the number of their children, yet precisely “for the sake of this dignity of conscience, the Church strongly rejects the forced State intervention in favour of contraception, sterilization and even abortion”. Such measures are unacceptable even in places with high birth rates, yet also in countries with disturbingly low birth rates we see politicians encouraging them. As the bishops of Korea have said, this is “to act in a way that is self-contradictory and to neglect one’s duty”. 43. The weakening of faith and religious practice in some societies has an effect on families, leaving them more isolated amid their difficulties. The Synod Fathers noted that “one symptom of the great poverty of contemporary culture is loneliness, arising from the absence of God in a person’s life and the fragility of relationships. There is also a general feeling of powerlessness in the face of socio-cultural realities that oftentimes end up crushing families… Families often feel abandoned due to a lack of interest and attention on the part of institutions. The negative impact on the social order is clear, as seen in the demographic crisis, in the difficulty of raising children, in a hesitancy to welcome new life, in a tendency to see older persons as a burden, and in an increase of emotional problems and outbreaks of violence. The State has the responsibility to pass laws and create work to ensure the future of young people and help them realize their plan of forming a family”.

    Next Week’s Readings 2 Kings 5:14-17 2 Timothy 2:8-13 Luke 17:11-19

    Gospel Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia! The word of the Lord stands forever: It is the word given to you, the Good News. Alleluia!

    Responsorial Psalm If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

    Papal Prayer Intentions for October 2016 Journalists That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics. World Mission Day That World Mission Day may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it.

    Let us walk together taking care of each other and of Creation, our common home. 24th September

    The Word Today Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14 Luke 17: 5-10


    “The Feast of Blessed Virgin Mary and St Thomas the Apostle”

    We are highly excited to invite you to the Syro Malabar Community at Bendigo as we jointly celebrates the feast from 2-9th October at St Liborius Eaglehawk and at St Augustine's, Myers Flat. You are all most cordially invited to participate in Rosary, Novena and Eucharistic Celebrations and to receive the blessing of Jesus Christ through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Thomas. FEAST SCHEDULE Sunday 2nd October 4.30-9.30pm Rosary, Novena, Holy Eucharist, Retreat St Augustines, Myers Flat Monday 3rd October 4.30-9.30pm Rosary, Novena, Holy Eucharist, Retreat St Augustines, Myers Flat Tuesday 4th October 6pm Rosary, Novena, Holy Eucharist St Augustines, Myers Flat Wednesday 5th October 6pm Rosary, Novena, Holy Eucharist St Augustines, Myers Flat Thursday 6th October 6pm Rosary, Novena, Holy Eucharist St Augustines, Myers Flat Friday 7th October 6pm Rosary, Novena, Holy Eucharist St Augustines, Myers Flat Saturday 8th October 6pm Rosary, Novena, Holy Eucharist St Liborius Church, Eaglehawk Sunday 9th October 4pm Blessing of Statues, Adimaveypu, Mudiyezhunnallippu & Rosary 5pm Solemn Mass Led by Fr Sebastian Manadapathil (Syro-Malabar Chaplin, Shepparton) St Liborius Church, Eaglehawk


    God of endless love, ever caring, ever strong, always present, always just:

    You gave your only son to save us by the blood of his cross.

    Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace, join to your own suffering the pain of all who have

    been hurt in body, mind, and spirit by those who betrayed the trust placed in them.

    Hear our cries as we agonise over the harm done to our brothers and sisters.

    Breathe wisdom into our prayers, soothe restless hearts with hope, steady shaken spirits with faith:

    Show us the way to justice and wholeness, enlightened by truth and enfolded in your mercy.

    Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts, heal your people’s wounds and

    transform our brokenness. Grant us courage and wisdom, humility

    and grace, so that we may act with justice and find peace in you.

    We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen (Prayer: U.S. Bishops Conference)

    With St Liborius, St Stephen & St Augustine, let us be a spiritual benefactor to each other in prayer, especially for the health and well-being of:

    Pray for our seminarians: Dean Klayford Bongat, Adi Indra, Jackson Saunders & DJ Suguitan.

    May they rest in the peace of Christ. Amen.

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

    Alan Rumbold, Phyllis Beevers, Francis Hepperman, Noreen McCann, Alexander Monro, Leonard Beecham,

    Sheila Watts, Joseph McIntyre, Frank Hopley, Mark Griffin, John O’Keefe. Stan Tobias


    Recently Deceased: Theresa Tansey, Kate Harris

    As we gather to worship, we acknowledge the Traditional owners and custodians of this land- the Jaara Country we are standing on- the Jaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung community and their forebears who have been custodians of this land for centuries.

    Mary De Nardis, Bridget Stewart, Ted Verryt, Mikkael Floyd Magpulong, Doreen Dibdib, Lise Cook, Mary Furlong, Paul Woodward, Russell Milikins, Jodie Ryan, Bryan Keogh, Frank White, Margaret Berriman, Zoey Lovejoy, Gerald Smith, Rachel Jackson

    Cynthia Griego, Muriel Maes, Patricia Schultz, Bert Caldow, Angeline Caldow, Gary Jones, Frances Cushing, Brendan Irwin, Ian Connally, Jocelyn Lyon, Marie Casey, Georgie Manning, Teresa Brandreth, Denis Pommer, Mary Salmon Eiffe, Marianne Cuskelly, Mary McAdam, Michael Haugh

    Rosalia Van Leuwen, Kevin Tobias, Shirley Baker, Carmel McCashney, Bert Youla, Denise Wong, Melinda May, Ian Johnson, Maureen O’Keefe, Josefina Wilson, Xavier White, Claire Dearaugo, Des Tobias. Rosario Jewell, Tila Wynands, Christine Longmire Kelvin Ryan

    FOR NEW PARISHIONERS If you are new to the parish or know someone who is new to the parish and wanting to belong to St Liborius parish feel free to acknowledge your presence to the Parish Office or fill in the form provided at the back of the church and put it in the collection plate.


    Fr ANTONY HOME VISITATIONS Fr Antony has commenced home visitations and hopes to visit all parishioners at least once a year to get to know you and your family. Those who don’t want a visit please let Tracy (54 468 235) know so that there won’t be any inconvenience to you or Fr Antony.

    Weekday Mass times Monday 6pm, Tues to Fr iday 9.15am at St Liborius, Sat 9.15am at St Augustine's - Myers Flat. All


    SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Please note: Fr Antony is available for the sacrament of reconciliation up to 45mins before Mass each day. Fr requests that those requiring reconciliation to please sit in the last two pews in the church on the left hand side in front of the confessional box. Fr Antony, whilst waiting to hear confessions will be seated right hand side of the church under the heater saying his prayers. Once penitent is observed Fr Antony will enter the confessional for the sacrament of reconciliation.

    BRUNCH KITCHEN Please note Brunch kitchen will recommence

    this week on Tuesday.


    It is a way of showing our appreciation of the many years of service by the Clergy within the Sandhurst Diocese. Envelopes (if Michael hasn't already given you one) are at the back of the Church for your generous donations. Take home and return to be placed on the collection plate. Fr Andrew Fewings is the Priest that is involved in organising and maintaining collections for retired Priests. This appeal is normally associated with Fathers Day celebrations within Australia but due to an oversight we have decided to present it to our congregation at this time. If required receipts for tax purposes one can be provided. On behalf of the retired clergy and the Bishop we thank you for your continued support. God Bless.


    I must be filled with joy if my feet are on the right road and my face set towards the gate which is called beautiful, though I may fall many times in the mire and often in the mist go astray. Far off, like a perfect pearl, one can see the City of God. It is so wonderful that it seems as if a child could reach it in a summers day. And so a child could. But with me and such as me it is different. One can realise a thing in a single moment, But one loses it in the long hours that follow with leaden feet. We think in terms of eternity, But we move slowly through time. (Oscar Wilde)


    ST. FRANCIS TRANSITUS There will be prayer and reflection on the life and death of St. Francis (Transitus) on Monday 3rd October @ 7.30 pm – at the Poor Clare Monastery, Edwards Road, Kennington. All most welcome, with light refreshments afterwards.

    OCTOBER MARIAN FESTIVAL When: Sunday 2nd October. The Annual October Marian Festival will take place at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday October 2nd. The festival will commence with the entrance procession of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima for the 11:00am Mass celebrated by Bishop Leslie Tomlinson. After lunch (BYO , tea and coffee are provided) there will be a Rosary Procession around the Cathedral and during the afternoon devotions the Bishop will make the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and also crown the statue. The guest speaker, Fr Francis Denton, will talk on the message of Fatima. There will be Eucharistic Adoration concluding with Benediction Confessions with be available during the afternoon. The Festival will conclude at 3:40pm with afternoon tea in the Catholic Hall. There will also be a piety stall in the hall during lunch and afternoon tea. All are invited to learn more about the importance of the Fatima Message and devotion and to pray for peace and moral values in our troubled world.

    CCR SANDHURST ANNUAL CONFERENCE When: 29th October 9am to 5pm 30th October 9:30am to 4pm Where: St. Brendan’s Parish Shepparton Mons Peter Jeffrey Centre Guest speaker Fr Francis October, topic Building Bridges. Cost $30 per day, or whatever you can afford. BYO shared lunch, morning & afternoon tea. Tea & Coffee provided. RSVP to Lorelei – 03 5798 5331


    The Franciscan Order has always taken seriously any complaints against accepted professional standards and any allegations of abuse by friars. In recent years, allegations have been made against a few friars who have served in our ministries across Australia. If you or anyone you know has been abused by any Franciscan Friar, we urge you to contact directly the Police on 1800 333 000 or the Victorian Professional Standards Office on (03) 5023 6790. The Franciscan Friars are deeply sorry for abuse that has been perpetrated upon children and vulnerable adults in any of the parishes or other pastoral works where we have ministered in the past or where we minister now. Sexual abuse is abhorrent and we Franciscans continue to commit ourselves to doing all in our ability to assist abused people in the best way possible, particularly those who have been hurt by some members of our Order. Paul Smith OFM Provincial Minister The Franciscan Order had responsibility for the Parish of Eaglehawk from 1954 To 1999.

    Open Day Wednesday 2 November, 2016

    Catholic Theological College Study options, Library and Building

    tour, Refreshments Two programs:

    4.00pm–6.00pm or 6.00pm–8.00pm

    Bookings essential RSVP to Jenny Delahunt

    by Friday 28 October Phone: 9412 3314

    Email: [email protected]

    278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

    THANK YOU - from GIANNA CENTRE The Gianna Centre thanks everyone who supported our recent Father's Day stall. We are very blessed to have so many wonderful people who continue to encourage us.


    PRODUCTION When: Thursday 27 Friday 28 October @ 7.30pm Where: Old Fire Station, 58 View Street, Bendigo Cost: $8 adults $5 children & students $22 family (2 adults, 2 children) Ticket sales: Presale (cast only) Wednesday 5th October from College office. Sale to public opens Thursday 6th October from College office. More details will be sent out after school holidays regarding ticket sales.

    mailto:[email protected]

  • 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: 0431 889 511 Email [email protected] Parish Secretary: Tracy Rober ts 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 Council

    Ex-Officio: Fr Antony Joseph, Frank Dullard, Darren McGregor. Members: Michael Nolan, Cathy Mitchell, Terry McDermott, Brendan Keogh, Kathy Taylor, Anne O’Brien, Brian Bourke, Trish Mudge, Margaret Watson.

    Parish Finance Committee

    Laurie Fitzgerald, Terry Westaway, Geoff Gallagher, John Pallotta

    Planned Giving David Trewarne

    Parish Liturgy Team Mary Haugh, Karyn McDermott, Elizabeth McDermott, Sandie Westaway, Maureen Bourke

    Parish Loss & Grief Team

    Elizabeth McDermott, Jane Bretherton, Patricia Angelini, Joan Noonan, Cathy Mitchell, Tricia Blanks, Eilis Whelan

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

    Catholic Women’s League

    Mary Haugh, Maureen Bourke

    Legion of Mary Peg Singe / Anne O’Brien

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

    Tuesday Communion Round Co-ordinator: Sandie Westaway

    Friday Communion Round Co-ordinator: Anne Trewarne

    KSC Community Welfare Project Brian Bourke: 5446 8821

    R.S.J. 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

    PLANNED GIVING — Thank You COLLECTIONS FOR 25th September


    $1036.20 TOTAL:

    $654.50 $276.70

    $20.00 $85.00

    Mass Welcomers Lectors Extraordinary

    Ministers of Holy Communion

    This Weekend 6.00pm

    K Fitzpatrick

    1st: 2nd:

    J Bretherton P Bretherton

    J Chirgwin, S Westaway, T Westaway

    10.30am M Dole D Purden


    A Atkins M Tangey

    N Wright, M Smith, C Giri

    Next Weekend 6.00pm

    A Kirkwood P Angelini

    1st: 2nd:

    B O’Brien M Nolan

    A O’Brien, A Trewarne, B Bourke

    10.30am M Gill K Taylor


    N Duane D Webb

    E Tuohey, K Waters, M Smith


    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) Euchre Card Club Every Tuesday at 7.30pm. Legion of Mary Every Wednesday at 10.00am and Every Friday at 7.30pm. Vocaltones Every Thursday at 7.30pm (exc school holidays) Parish Sacramental Team Every Tuesday at 7.00pm Mothers Prayer Every Friday 10.30am till 11.30


    Secular Franciscans Every 2nd Mon of the month at 7.30pm. Liturgy Meeting Every 1st Tue of the month at 2.00pm. Parish Finance Committee Meeting Every 4th Tue of the month at 7.00pm. Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Every 2nd Wed of the month at 6.30pm. 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


    Mon 6.00pm Mass Tues - Friday 9:15am Mass

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

    Saturday 9.15am Mass (St Augustine’s Myers Flat- followed by brunch) 6.00pm (Parish) Sunday 9.00am (Raywood) 10.30am (Parish)

    5.30pm Syro Malabar Rite Mass at St Francis Xavier’s Church, 24 Strickland Road



    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.


    What a Life! A priest, an evangelist, and a minister were in a row boat in the middle of a pond fishing. None of

    them had caught anything all morning.

    Then the evangelist stands up and says he needs to go to the bathroom so he climbs out of the boat and walks on the water to shore. He comes back ten minutes later the same way.

    Then the minister decides he needs to go to the bathroom, too, so he climbs out of the boat and

    walks on the water to shore. He, too, comes back the same way ten minutes later.

    The priest looks at both of them and decides that his faith is just as strong as his fishing buddies and that he can walk on water, too. He stands up and excuses himself. As he steps out, he makes a

    big splash down into the water.

    The evangelist looks at the minister and says, "I suppose we should have told him where the rocks were."