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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
27th march, 2016 - Easter Sunday, YEAR c
Pope Francis Corner - Misericordiae Vultus: Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
GRACE, MERCY, AND PEACE (Continued from last week) We cannot escape the Lord’s words to us, and they will serve as the criteria upon which we will be judged: whether we have fed the hungry and given drink to the thirsty, welcomed the stranger and clothed the naked, or spent time with the sick and those in prison (cf. Mt 25:31-45). Moreover, we will be asked if we have helped others to escape the doubt that causes them to fall into despair and which is often a source of loneliness; if we have helped to overcome the ignorance in which millions of people live, especially children deprived of the necessary means to free them from the bonds of poverty; if we have been close to the lonely and afflicted; if we have forgiven those who have offended us and have rejected all forms of anger and hate that lead to violence; if we have had the kind of patience God shows, who is so patient with us; and if we have commended our brothers and sisters to the Lord in prayer. In each of these “little ones,” Christ himself is present. His flesh becomes visible in the flesh of the tortured, the crushed, the scourged, the malnourished, and the exiled… to be acknowledged, touched, and cared for by us. Let us not forget the words of Saint John of the Cross: “as we prepare to leave this life, we will be judged on the basis of love”. 16. In the Gospel of Luke, we find another important element that will help us live the Jubilee with faith. Luke writes that Jesus, on the Sabbath, went back to Nazareth and, as was his custom, entered the synagogue. They called upon him to read the Scripture and to comment on it. The passage was from the Book of Isaiah where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and freedom to those in captivity; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour” (Is 61:1-2). A “year of the Lord’s favour” or “mercy”: this is what the Lord proclaimed and this is what we wish to live now. This Holy Year will bring to the fore the richness of Jesus’ mission echoed in the words of the prophet: to bring a word and gesture of consolation to the poor, to proclaim liberty to those bound by new forms of slavery in modern society, to restore sight to those who can see no more because they are caught up in themselves, to restore dignity to all those from whom it has been robbed. The preaching of Jesus is made visible once more in the response of faith which Christians are called to offer by their witness. May the words of the Apostle accompany us: he who does acts of mercy, let him do them with cheerfulness (cf. Rom 12:8). For full text: w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_letters/documents/papa- francesco_bolla_20150411_misericordiae-vultus.html  Words of Light and Love, 57.
Joseph's Easter Dream
I had a dream Mary, like the one that you had
at Christmas. It was also about Our Son Jesus,
who, on Good Friday gave the Greatest Gift of
all to mankind - “His Life”. But in this dream
Mary, so few people understood the true
meaning of Easter.
So many people disbelieved and doubted the
Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Son
Jesus. They were looking forward to Easter as
only a break away from work - a long weekend.
Oh Mary, how the world had changed! The evil
one had deceived many of Our Son’s children.
I looked on in disbelief as both young and old
exchanged gifts of chocolate and talked of the
Easter Bunny, rather than remembering the
Great Gift of Life Our Son had given them.
They did not realise the intense suffering and
pain Jesus endured for all mankind!
Rather than spending time with Our Son, many
chose to spend their time shopping, gambling
and participating in sporting events over these
most sacred days. Unfortunately, Good
Friday had for many become just a good
I then saw Our Son nailed to the cross,
crowned with thorns and His eyes were filled
with tears as He looked towards his Heavenly
Father and said: “Father, forgive them, for
they know not what they do.”
Mary, when I suddenly awoke from this dream,
I fervently prayed: Please, let none of what I
dreamt come true. This Easter Celebrate the
not the holidays.
The Word Today Acts 10:34,37-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-9
Next Week’s Readings Acts 5:12-16 Revelation 1:9-13,17-19 John 20:19-31
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia! Christ has become our paschal sacrifice; let us feast with joy in the Lord. Alleluia!
Responsorial Psalm This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.
Papal Prayer Intentions for March 2016
Families in Difficulty: That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.
Persecuted Christians That those Christians who, on account of their faith, are discriminated against or are being persecuted, may remain strong and faithful to the Gospel, thanks to the incessant prayer of the Church.
With how much love Jesus looks at us! With how much love He heals our sinful heart! Our sins
never scare Him. 24 Mar
Mary De Nardis, Bridget Stewart, Ted Verryt, Mikkael Floyd Magpulong, Doreen Dibdib, Lise Cook, Mary Furlong, Paul Woodward, Russell Milikins, Jodie Ryan, Bryan Keogh, 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, Wayne Leahy, Diana Patterson, Frank White, Margaret Berriman, Zoey Lovejoy, Gerald Smith, Tila Wynands, Rosario Jewell, Rosalia Van Leuwen, Valerie Short, Kevin Tobias, Shirley Baker, Patrick Holden, Carmel McCashney, Bert Youla, Denise Wong, Melinda May, Ian Johnson, Maureen O’Keefe, Barbara Mason, Dorothy Stevens, Josefina Wilson, Xavier White, Nora Ryan, Eileen Sheridan, Claire Dearaugo, Des Tobias.
With St Liborius, St Stephen & St Augustine,
let us be a spiritual benefactor to each other
in prayer, especially for the health and
Pray for the seminarians of our Diocese:
Dean Klayford Bongat, Adi Indra & Jackson Saunders.
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.
Norah Fowler, Leeann Beevers, Brigid Naughton, Michael Gleeson, Kathleen McNeill, Bartholomew Clancy, John Haugh Snr, Brian Goudie, Teresa Benbow.
Recently Deceased: Max Avdyugin.
PRAYER OF POPE FRANCIS
God of Joy, the joy of the Gospel is such that it cannot be taken away from us by anyone or anything.
The evils of our world - and those of the Church - must not be excuses for diminishing our commitment and our
fervour. Let us look upon them as challenges which can help us to grow.
With eyes of faith, may we see the light which your Holy Spirit always radiates in the midst of darkness,
remembering that “where sin increased, grace has abounded all the more’. (Rom 5:20).
In our own lives, help us to discern how wine can come from water and how wheat can grow
in the midst of weeds. Let us disagree with prophets of doom,
always forecasting disaster! May we always be confident that, in our times, your
divine Providence is leading us to a new order of human relations, which, by human effort, and even beyond all
expectations, are directed to the fulfilment of your designs.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
[Prayer from Pope Francis’ words ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ (Evangelii Gaudium)]
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.
Catholic Women’s League Thank you to all who supported our cake stall and raffle. Raffle winner was John Dixon.
Vinnies need volunteers Vinnies need volunteers to join their Chapel Street Bendigo Store. Enquiries: 5443 5052.
Please see noticeboard.
CHURCH SECURITY - DUE TO RECENT EVENTS IN THE EAGLEHAWK AREA
We are in the process of upgrading the security of all our buildings - the Parish Offi