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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 29th January 2017, fourth Sunday in ordinary time, year a Next Weeks Readings Isaiah 58:7-10 Corinthians 2:1-5 Matthew 5:13-16 Gospel Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia! Rejoice and be glad; Your reward will be great in heaven. Alleluia! Responsorial Psalm Happy the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!. Papal Prayer Intentions for January 2017 Christian Unity That all Christians may be faithful to the Lords teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity. Hope lets new life blossom, like a plant that grows from the seed fallen on the earth. 26th January The Word Today Zephaniah 2:3;3:12-13 Corinthians 1:26-31 Matthew 5:1-12 Continued: L We have to purify the source. The heart is the source. It is the wellspring from which all our thoughts, words, and deeds flow. If the heart is clean, then all that flows from it will be like water flowing from an unpolluted spring. D But what about being able to see God? L Just as you cant see the sun through a murky sky, so you cant see God through a murky heart. But if the heart is clean you will be able to see God in all that is good and beautiful in the world. BEATITUDES D = disciple L = Our Lord The beatitudes are at the heart of the Gospel. 1. Happy the poor in spirit: Theirs is the kingdom of heaven. D Happy the poor! Surely you mean: Happy the rich, because they can have whatever they want? L But rich people are never satisfied, so how can they be happy? D By poor I take it you dont mean living in a hovel. L Of course not. People need a certain amount of material things in order to live with dignity. D What then do you mean by poor in spirit? L I mean those who put their trust in God rather than in money. D Lord in our world, money is the name of the game. It opens all doors. L All doors but the one that really matters, namely, the door of the kingdom of God. 2. Happy the Gentle: They shall inherit the earth. D Happy the gentle! You must be kidding! If your gentle, people will walk all over you. L You mean if you want to get on, you must be hard. D Exactly. In this world gentle people get left behind. Aggressive people get on. L Yet, is it not true that deep down we all pine for gentleness, and we cant open up and grow without it? D That may be so. But people see gentleness as a form of weakness. L Gentleness is not a form of weakness. It is a form of strength, and in one of the most necessary qualities in life. It takes a strong, self confident person to be gentle. 3. Happy those who mourn: they will be comforted. D Happy those who mourn! Are you out of your mind, Lord? Surely everybody is entitled to get some joy out of life? L Indeed. But joy is not the opposite of suffering. It is the opposite of sadness and bitterness. If you love and are loved, you can be joyful even in the midst of suffering. Sorrow is a part of life, and can make life deeper and richer. D But sorrow usually means tears, and some people are ashamed of tears. L Tears are a kind of riches. They show that we have feelings. In short, that we have a heart. Without a heart, a person is no better than a block of marble . D But if you open your heart to others, you are sure to get hurt. L True. But to open your heart is to begin to live. To close it is to begin to die. 4. Happy those who hunger and thirst for what is right: They shall be satisfied. D Lord, the only hunger that most people understand is bodily hunger. L I dont agree. People hunger for a lot of things besides food. People hunger for something to believe in. People hunger for hope. And, of course, people hunger for love. One cannot live without love. D So then to nourish human beings is not the same as to fatten cattle? L I couldn't have put it better myself. To love rightly is what life is about. Those who rate that as important as eating and drinking will taste real happiness even hear on earth. 6. Happy the clean of heart: they shall see God. D People talk about clean teeth, clean skins, and so on. But you never hear anyone talk about a clean heart. L That s because people are more concerned about outer cleanliness than inner cleanliness. D inner cleanliness? What do you mean. L I mean cleanliness of mind and heart, which results in moral living. D Lord, today people are more concerned with hygiene that morality. See how big an issue that pollution is. L People are right in wanting clean water, clean air, and so on. But they should be even more concerned about the more dangerous pollution of all namely evil. D So what must we do. CREATING A CHILD SAFE ORGANISATION The first task of the Child Safe Organisation is to conduct a review of our current situation. We need to identify what we are already doing and what needs to be implemented. The 7 Child Safe Standards require: 1. Cultural Change 2. Child Safe Policy 3. Child Safe Code of Conduct 4. Human Resource Management for staff and volunteers 5. Responding & Reporting processes 6. Risk Management 7. Participation of Empowerment of Children If any parishioners wish to contribute please contact Brian, Terry or Michael. Brian Bourke 54468821 Income & Expenditure December 2016 Income Interest and Investment Income $157.06 Rental Income $6,651.03 Other Services Revenue $186.36 Church Services $90.00 Profit/Loss on sale of Asset $60.00 Donations $190.00 Planned Giving Income $4,911.80 Total Income $12,246.25 Expenses Salaries & Wages $3,475.55 Parochial Disbursements $1,925.50 Personnel Costs $736.20 Contracted Services $287.00 Food & Beverage Supplies $56.32 Utilities $735.93 Insurances $427.41 Repairs, Maint & Minor Capital $623.09 Travel & Accomodation Costs $40.91 Motor Vehicle Costs $105.03 Property Expenses $1,543.02 General Expenses $2,598.33 Interest Expense $2,801.12 Total Expenses $15,355.41 Net Profit/(Loss) -$3,109.16

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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
29th January 2017, fourth Sunday in ordinary time, year a
Next Week’s Readings Isaiah 58:7-10 Corinthians 2:1-5 Matthew 5:13-16
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia! Rejoice and be glad; Your reward will be great in heaven. Alleluia!
Responsorial Psalm Happy the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!.
Papal Prayer Intentions for January 2017 Christian Unity That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.
Hope lets new life blossom, like a plant that grows from the seed fallen on the earth. 26th January
The Word Today Zephaniah 2:3;3:12-13 Corinthians 1:26-31 Matthew 5:1-12
Continued: L We have to purify the source. The heart is the source. It is the wellspring from which all our thoughts, words, and deeds flow. If the heart is clean, then all that flows from it will be like water flowing from an unpolluted spring. D But what about being able to see God? L Just as you cant see the sun through a murky sky, so you cant see God through a murky heart. But if the heart is clean you will be able to see God in all that is good and beautiful in the world.
BEATITUDES D = disciple L = Our Lord The beatitudes are at the heart of the Gospel. 1. Happy the poor in spirit: Theirs is the kingdom of heaven. D Happy the poor! Surely you mean: Happy the rich, because they can have whatever they want? L But rich people are never satisfied, so how can they be happy? D By “poor” I take it you don’t mean living in a hovel. L Of course not. People need a certain amount of material things in order to live with dignity. D What then do you mean by ‘poor in spirit?’ L I mean those who put their trust in God rather than in money. D Lord in our world, money is the name of the game. It opens all doors. L All doors but the one that really matters, namely, the door of the kingdom of God. 2. Happy the Gentle: They shall inherit the earth. D Happy the gentle! You must be kidding! If your gentle, people will walk all over you. L You mean if you want to get on, you must be hard. D Exactly. In this world gentle people get left behind. Aggressive people get on. L Yet, is it not true that deep down we all pine for gentleness, and we cant open up and grow without it? D That may be so. But people see gentleness as a form of weakness. L Gentleness is not a form of weakness. It is a form of strength, and in one of the most necessary qualities in life. It takes a strong, self confident person to be gentle. 3. Happy those who mourn: they will be comforted. D Happy those who mourn! Are you out of your mind, Lord? Surely everybody is entitled to get some joy out of life? L Indeed. But joy is not the opposite of suffering. It is the opposite of sadness and bitterness. If you love and are loved, you can be joyful even in the midst of suffering. Sorrow is a part of life, and can make life deeper and richer. D But sorrow usually means tears, and some people are ashamed of tears. L Tears are a kind of riches. They show that we have feelings. In short, that we have a heart. Without a heart, a person is no better than a block of marble . D But if you open your heart to others, you are sure to get hurt. L True. But to open your heart is to begin to live. To close it is to begin to die. 4. Happy those who hunger and thirst for what is right: They shall be satisfied. D Lord, the only hunger that most people understand is bodily hunger. L I don’t agree. People hunger for a lot of things besides food. People hunger for something to believe in. People hunger for hope. And, of course, people hunger for love. One cannot live without love. D So then to nourish human beings is not the same as to fatten cattle? L I couldn't have put it better myself. To love rightly is what life is about. Those who rate that as important as eating and drinking will taste real happiness even hear on earth. 6. Happy the clean of heart: they shall see God. D People talk about clean teeth, clean skins, and so on. But you never hear anyone talk about a clean heart. L That’s because people are more concerned about outer cleanliness than inner cleanliness. D inner cleanliness? What do you mean. L I mean cleanliness of mind and heart, which results in moral living. D Lord, today people are more concerned with hygiene that morality. See how big an issue that pollution is. L People are right in wanting clean water, clean air, and so on. But they should be even more concerned about the more dangerous pollution of all namely evil. D So what must we do.
CREATING A CHILD SAFE ORGANISATION The first task of the Child Safe Organisation is to conduct a review of our current situation. We need to identify what we are already doing and what needs to be implemented. The 7 Child Safe Standards require: 1. Cultural Change 2. Child Safe Policy 3. Child Safe Code of Conduct 4. Human Resource Management for staff and volunteers 5. Responding & Reporting processes 6. Risk Management 7. Participation of Empowerment of Children If any parishioners wish to contribute please contact Brian, Terry or Michael. Brian Bourke 54468821
Income & Expenditure December 2016 Income
Interest and Investment Income $157.06 Rental Income $6,651.03 Other Services Revenue $186.36 Church Services $90.00 Profit/Loss on sale of Asset $60.00 Donations $190.00 Planned Giving Income $4,911.80 Total Income $12,246.25
Expenses Salaries & Wages $3,475.55 Parochial Disbursements $1,925.50 Personnel Costs $736.20 Contracted Services $287.00 Food & Beverage Supplies $56.32 Utilities $735.93 Insurances $427.41 Repairs, Maint & Minor Capital $623.09 Travel & Accomodation Costs $40.91 Motor Vehicle Costs $105.03 Property Expenses $1,543.02 General Expenses $2,598.33 Interest Expense $2,801.12
Total Expenses $15,355.41 Net Profit/(Loss) -$3,109.16
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.
Marcia Quinton Trevie Dineen Ellen Shugg, Roslyn Willis, Peter Moyle James Bourke
Maureen Fitzpatrick, Steve Sotko, Margerita Moyle, Claire Whittle, Veronra Roswall, Catherine Chisholm,
Leila Cain, Gloria Fry. Adrian Brennan
Anniversaries:
Recently Deceased:
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, Len Fitzgerald
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, John Haugh
Rosalia Van Leuwen, Kevin Tobias, Shirley Baker, Bert Youla, Denise Wong, Melinda May, Ian Johnson, Maureen O’Keefe, Josefina Wilson, Xavier White, Claire Dearaugo, Rosario Jewell, Tila Wynands, Christine Longmire Kelvin Ryan Jim McKenzie Martin Tansey Peter de Lisle
BAPTISM THIS WEEKEND We pray for Bodhi Dinsdale and his parents Adrian and Rebecca as they begin their journey of faith together. May God bless them and their family and friends as they celebrate the sacrament of Baptism.
PARISH MATTERS
Rosters for Lectors, Commentators and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are available to be picked
up from the back of the church.
MASS FOR THE HOLY SOULS Mass offered for the souls in purgatory in
the month of January 2017.
Willis 26/01 Sotko 28/01
BRUNCH KITCHEN Brunch kitchen will return in 2017 on February 7th.
PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR Dear Lord, we pray that this New Year
will bring us closer to you. May we take the time to get to know you.
Help us to truly celebrate the gifts You have graciously given us
and use them to serve you and spread your word. May we also see and love You in all the people we meet,
so that in turn, they can see you in us. We know that all human relations take time
if they are to grow and deepen. This is also true of our relations with
you dear Jesus, With the Father, and the Holy Spirit,
which must grow over the course of our lives. In this new year, let us realize that
every action of ours no matter how great or small enables
us to be in touch with you. Let us accept you in our lives,
in the way it pleases you, As Truth, to be spoken, as life to be lived,
As light to be lighted, as love to be followed, As joy to be given, as peace to be spread about,
As sacrifice, to be offered among our relatives, friends, neighbours and all people. Amen.
~ from The Catholic Doors Ministry
PLANNED GIVING — Thank You COLLECTIONS FOR 22nd January
ENVELOPES: LOOSE: DIRECT DEBIT:
$632.50 $260.40 $183.00
Youth Corner STRONGER RALLY Our first Stronger Rally for 2017 will be held on February 24th at Catholic College Wodonga! Join us for a BBQ, Games, Praise and Worship with Tim and Imy from Bendigo, and guest speaker Sam Clear. Where: Catholic College Wodonga When: Friday February 24th Time: 6-9pm For more information contact Danii at [email protected]
ANNUAL DIOCESAN MARRIAGE CELEBRATION Bishop Les Tomlinson will celebrate the annual Diocesan Marriage Day Mass When: Sunday 12th February 2017 at 11am Mass Where: Sacred Heart Cathedral Bendigo. An invitation is extended to married and engaged couples and families to gather and celebrate the gifts marriage provides. The celebration provides a unique opportunity for our community to share and proclaim our beliefs in a way that is affirming and life-giving to deeply held values shared by many in our wider community.