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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 Augustines (Myers Flat), St Stephens (Raywood) Communities Growing Together
12th June, 2016 - eleventh Sunday in ordinary time, YEAR c
Fr Junjun Corner (11th Sunday in Ordinary time 2016 AD) I have already shared this story to you before but its worth repeating. I am not sure if it really happened or not, but its definitely something to keep us thinking. A story is told of a woman who upon arriving on board the plane and upon seeing the black man sitting next to her, got so upset that she called on to the flight attendant. Whats the problem, madam? the hostess asked her. Cant you see? the lady said I was given a seat next to a black man. I cant seat here next to him. You have to change my seat Please, calm down, madam said the hostess. Unfortunately, all the seats are occupied, but Im still going to check if we have any. The hostess left and returned some minutes later. Madam, as I told you, there isnt any empty seat in this class- economy class. But I spoke to the captain. He confirmed that there is no more vacancy in the economy class. We only have seats in the first class. Besides it is unusual for our company to allow a passenger from the economy class change to the first class. However, given the circumstances, the captain thinks that it would be a scandal to make a passenger sitting next to an unpleasant person. And turning to the black man, the hostess said: Which means, Sir, if you would be so nice to pack your handbag, we have a seat for you in the first class The story finished with the other passengers standing up and applauded the man. I really liked this story because it reminds us of our human tendency to judge the book by its cover, in this case to judge the person by his skin colour. As the story warns us, if we insist on our own judgement or criticism of others on how they appear to us, we might end up being shamed and embarrassed. Thanks be to Jesus, who showed us that there is more to the person than just the appearance. Todays gospel tells us of the amazing encounter between Jesus and a woman with a bit of a reputation according to some people who would have known her quite personally. They thought, if Jesus would only know about her, he would have been put off. But no, Jesus knew her heart. She came to Jesus with her past life but now ready to live at the present moment---to celebrate the love, the forgiveness, the one more chance that God gave her in Jesus. So she took the courage to gate-crash the party to show Jesus how much she felt loved, accepted and forgiven. Every day Jesus gives us the opportunity to come to him with all that we are. Like the woman, He is ready to accommodate us, to love us, to forgive us. We just have to make an effort to come to Him humbly, sincerely and lovingly.
I pray you all have a blessed week.
Pope Francis Corner AMORIS LTITIA (The Joy of Love)
of 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 7. Sometimes we are tempted to find excuses and complain, acting as if we could only be happy if a thousand conditions were met. To some extent this is because our technological society has succeeded in multiplying occasions of pleasure, yet has found it very difficult to engender joy. I can say that the most beautiful and natural expressions of joy which I have seen in my life were in poor people who had little to hold on to. I also think of the real joy shown by others who, even amid pressing professional obligations, were able to preserve, in detachment and simplicity, a heart full of faith. In their own way, all these instances of joy flow from the infinite love of God, who has revealed himself to us in Jesus Christ. I never tire of repeating those words of Benedict XVI which take us to the very heart of the Gospel: Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction. 8. Thanks solely to this encounter or renewed encounter with Gods love, which blossoms into an enriching friendship, we are liberated from our narrowness and self-absorption. We become fully human when we become more than human, when we let God bring us beyond ourselves in order to attain the fullest truth of our being. Here we find the source and inspiration of all our efforts at evangelization. For if we have received the love which restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others? II. The delightful and comforting joy of evangelizing 9. Goodness always tends to spread. Every authentic experience of truth and goodness seeks by its very nature to grow within us, and any person who has experienced a profound liberation becomes more sensitive to the needs of others. As it expands, goodness takes root and develops. If we wish to lead a dignified and fulfilling life, we have to reach out to others and seek their good. In this regard, several sayings of Saint Paul will not surprise us: The love of Christ urges us on (2 Cor 5:14); Woe to me if I do not proclaim the Gospel(1 or 9:16).
Next Weeks Readings Zechariah 12:10-11;13:1 Galatians 3:26-29 Luke 9:18-24
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia! God first loved us and sent his Son to take away our sins.
Responsorial Psalm Lord, Forgive the wrong I have done.
Papal Prayer Intentions for June 2016
Human Solidarity That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may findeven within the huge cities of the worldopportunities for encounter and solidarity. Seminarians and Novices That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.
Let us protect the oceans, part of the global commons, vital for our water supply
and the variety of living creatures! 9 June
The Word Today Samuel 12:7-10,13 Galatians 2:16,19-21 Luke 7:36-8:3
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 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.
Paul Haugh, Gertrude Forscutt, William Crawford, Alice Crawford, Valma Hogan, Michael Walsh, Leo Kelly, Bill Crappes,
Veronica Mathrick, Leo Dole, Myra Whitbowen, Dorothy Miles, John Stephens, William Canning, Jack Cole,
John Bresnahan, Margaret Oldfield, Kevin McCloud, George Williams.
Recently Deceased: Maurice Kerrins, Mario Miszczuck
PRAYER FOR THE WORLD God of mercy, source of life and origin of all things created
We praise you for your constant care and concern for us. We thank you for your unconditional love for us. In humility, we ask forgiveness for all our sins.
Father, we humbly ask you grant your peace in the world.
With your healing power, comfort those who are suffering from any form of illness,
With your Divine Mercy, comfort those who are victims of violence
and those victims of natural disasters and calamities. By the light of your love and mercy,
put an end to the darkness in the world perpetrated by the works of the evil one
and of the evil ideologies and selfish motives, With the power of the Holy Spirit,
we ask this through Christ, Your Son, our Lord and Saviour,
forever and ever. Amen.
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.
THE SINGING PRIESTS FROM THE PHILIPPINES
A treat in Bendigo for the long weekend in June
What: The Jeduthun- The Singing Boholano priests [from the Diocese of Talibon, in Bohol, Philippines]: A Concert dedicated
to St Pedro Calungsod, Patron Saint of Filipino Migrants.
When: Sunday, 12 June 2016, 1:30 pm Where: Liborius Centre @ St Liborius Parish, 50 Panton St Eaglehawk, 3556.
Proceeds go to rebuilding centuries old Churches in Bohol damaged by 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 2013.
Ticket costs: $30 (12 yrs old & above). Children under 12 are free. Tickets available at St Liborius Parish Office, Eaglehawk.
Alternatively SMS Fr Junjun Amaya 0459 356 917, or Arnel Aquino 0423 483 310 for reservation or any inquiry.
Mary De Nardis, Bridget Stewart, Ted Verryt, Mikkael Floyd Magpulong, Doreen Dibdib, Lise Cook, Mary Furlong, Paul Woodward, Russell Milikins, Jodie Ryan, Bryan Keogh, Diana Patterson, Frank White, Margaret Berriman, Zoey Lovejoy, Gerald Smith,
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,