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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

    3rd February 2019 - fourth Sunday in ordinary time - year c

    Next Week’s Readings Isaiah 6:1-8 Corinthians 15:1-11 Luke 5:1-11

    Gospel Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia! The Lord sent me to bring Good News to the poor And freedom to prisoners. Alleluia!

    Responsorial Psalm I will sing of your salvation.

    Papal Prayer Intentions for February 2019 Human Trafficking For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.

    The secret to navigating life well is to invite Jesus on board. The helm of life should be given to Him, so that He can direct the route. 31st January.

    The Word Today Jeremiah 1:4-5,17-19 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 Luke 4:21-30

    From the Catechism… pp 1546-1550, 1552-1553

    Two participations in the one priesthood of Christ

    Christ, high priest and unique mediator, has made of the

    Church "a kingdom, priests for his God and Father." The

    whole community of believers is, as such, priestly. The

    faithful exercise their baptismal priesthood through their

    participation, each according to his own vocation, in

    Christ's mission as priest, prophet, and king. Through the

    sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation the faithful are

    "consecrated to be . . . a holy priesthood."

    The ministerial or hierarchical priesthood of bishops and

    priests, and the common priesthood of all the faithful

    participate, "each in its own proper way, in the one

    priesthood of Christ." While being "ordered one to

    another," they differ essentially. In what sense? While the

    common priesthood of the faithful is exercised by the

    unfolding of baptismal grace --a life of faith, hope, and

    charity, a life according to the Spirit--, the ministerial

    priesthood is at the service of the common priesthood. It is

    directed at the unfolding of the baptismal grace of all


    In the person of Christ the Head . . .

    In the ecclesial service of the ordained minister, it is Christ

    himself who is present to his Church as Head of his Body,

    Shepherd of his flock, high priest of the redemptive

    sacrifice, Teacher of Truth. This is what the Church means

    by saying that the priest, by virtue of the sacrament of Holy

    Orders, acts in the person of Christ the Head.

    Through the ordained ministry, especially that of bishops

    and priests, the presence of Christ as head of the Church is

    made visible in the midst of the community of believers.

    This presence of Christ in the minister is not to be

    understood as if the latter were preserved from all human

    weaknesses, the spirit of domination, error, even sin. The

    power of the Holy Spirit does not guarantee all acts of

    ministers in the same way. While this guarantee extends to

    the sacraments, so that even the minister's sin cannot

    impede the fruit of grace, in many other acts the minister

    leaves human traces that are not always signs of fidelity to

    the Gospel and consequently can harm the apostolic

    fruitfulness of the Church.

    "in the name of the whole Church"

    The ministerial priesthood has the task not only of

    representing Christ - Head of the Church - before the

    assembly of the faithful, but also of acting in the name of

    the whole Church when presenting to God the prayer of the

    Church, and above all when offering the Eucharistic


    "In the name of the whole Church" does not mean that

    priests are the delegates of the community. The prayer and

    offering of the Church are inseparable from the prayer and

    offering of Christ, her head; it is always the case that Christ

    worships in and through his Church. ... The whole

    Body, head and members, prays and offers itself, and

    therefore those who in the Body are especially his ministers

    are called ministers not only of Christ, but also of the

    Church. It is because the ministerial priesthood represents

    Christ that it can represent the Church.

    RENOVATIONS AT PRIMARY SCHOOL PIETY SHOP / TOILETS Due to renovation of St Liborius Primary School the Piety Shop has moved back into the Church on the right hand side entrance. Also, the school toilets will be unavailable between the 14th Jan - 14th March. If you require toilets facilities, the St Liborius Centre toilets will be available during Sunday Mass.

  • “Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, it is not pompous.” (1 Corinthians 13:4) Do you get jealous? Do you focus more on the things that other people have than on the gifts that God has given to you? Are you pompous? Do you acquire more possessions to impress others? At times we are all guilty of these things. Pray for more humility. Pray to become less “self-centered” and become more “God-centered”.

    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.

    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: Adi Indra, Jackson Saunders, DJ Suguitan & Adonis Pena.

    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.

    Veromra Rosewall, Catherine Chisholm, Leila Cain, Gloria Fry, Carrie Wallace, Mary Murnane, Peter Leahy, John Kelly, Elizabeth Keating, Edward O’Halloran, Howard Meeking, George Parker,

    Harold Hall, Johanna Strybosch, Bryan Keogh, William Schultz, Anne Hayes, Patricia Wilson, James Wilson, Frank Wilson, Maurice Wilson, Fr Bob Peacock, Fr Hugolin Bourke OFM.


    Recently Deceased: Jeanette Currie, John Gill, Tony Nolan

    Mary Furlong, Russell Milikins, Zoey Lovejoy, Lenny Waters Carmel Moon Martin & Helen Tansey Joyce Bettinelli

    Patricia Schultz, Teresa Brandreth, Marianne Cuskelly, Mary McAdam, Kevin & Dot Stevens Judith McNamara Marcel Caldow

    Maureen O’Keefe, Christine Longmire, Patricia Ennor, Nellie Tobias, Bert & Angeline Caldow



    O God, who chose the Apostles to make disciples of all Nations, and

    who by Baptism and Confirmation has called us to build up your Holy Church,

    We implore you to choose from among us, your children, many

    priests and religious who will love you with their whole hearts and will gladly spend their lives to make you better known and

    loved by all.

    Through Christ our Lord.


    Rosters for Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are available to be picked up from the back

    of the church.


    Mother’s prayers will resume again on Friday 8th February at 10am. All mothers, grandmothers, aunts and carer’s

    welcome to join.

    BRUNCH KITCHEN Brunch Kitchen will be back on Tuesday 12th February 2018.

    Looking forward to catching up with everyone.

    INSTALLATION AS PARISH PRIEST On Sunday, February 3rd, Bishop Leslie Tomlinson will be the main celebrant at the 10:30am Mass and will formally install Fr Stephen Bolling as Parish Priest of Eaglehawk and Marong-Inglewood Parishes. This will also mark 150 years since Mass was first celebrated in St Liborius Church. After the Mass, there will be a gathering at the parish centre. If you are attending it would be wonderful if you could please bring a plate to share. All are welcome.

    PARISH HOUSING FORUM CatholicCare Sandhurst has been in discussion with Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) Forum about hosting a Social Housing Forum in Bendigo in May (18th is proposed) this year. This is in response to the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2018-19 A Place to Call Home – Making a home for everyone in our land. CSSV held a Forum in Elwood last year and is keen to engage as many parishes and parishioners as possible in addressing the widespread issue of homelessness and housing insecurity. The hope is that many parishes and community organisations can combine their resources to tackle homelessness in the Bendigo area in a way that is safe, coordinated and leads to long-term solutions. It would be great i