Palm Sunday 2015 - St Ambrose`s Catholic Parish Brunswick

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The Catholic Parish of
Brunswick and Brunswick East
Parish Newsletter
St Ambrose’s
Our Lady’s
287 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Telephone 9380 1023 Fax: 9388 8144
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.stambroseparish.org.au
49 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East
Telephone: 9380 1844 Fax 9388 0170
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ourlady.org.au
PARISH TEAM
PRIESTS OF THE PARISH: Fr Michael Casey and Fr Vinh Nguyen
PASTORAL ASSOCIATES: Sr Diane Cleveland and Sr Julita Buss
FAITH DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION: Tricia Murray
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr Philip Cachia, www.olbrunswickeast.catholic.edu.au
SUNDAY MASS TIMES:
Our Lady’s
St Ambrose’s
WEEKDAY MASSES:
Our Lady’s
St Ambrose’s
St Ambrose’s
RECONCILIATION:
Our Lady’s
MARRIAGES AND BAPTISMS: By appointment
6.00pm Saturday Vigil, 9.00am Sunday (Italian/English).
10.30am Sunday.
Tuesday to Thursday at 9.15am, Friday at 9.00am
Tuesday to Saturday at 10.00am
10.30am Saturday
11.30am Saturday
PALM SUNDAY – YEAR B
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
All who see me deride me.
They curl their lips, they toss their heads.
‘He trusted in the Lord, let him save him;
let him release him if this is his friend.’
Many dogs have surrounded me,
a band of the wicked beset me.
They tear holes in my hands and my feet.
I can count every one of my bones.
They divide my clothing among them.
They cast lots for my robe.
O Lord, do not leave me alone,
my strength, make haste to help me!
I will tell of your name to my brethren
and praise you where they are assembled.
‘You who fear the Lord give him praise;
all sons of Jacob, give him glory.
Revere him, Israel’s sons.’
29 MARCH 2015
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ,
king of endless glory!
Cantor: Christ became obedient for us even to death
dying on the cross.
Therefore God raised him on high
and gave him a name above all other names.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ,
king of endless glory!
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II
RECENTLY DECEASED: Luigi D’Eboli of Lord Street,
Ross Barfoot of Barkly Street, Rosa Ferraro of
Brunswick Road
ANNIVERSARIES: Salvatore Molica, Salvatore Scarnato,
Mauro Amato, Rosa Covalea, Tony Greco
JESUS – VULNERABLE AND SUFFERING
Mark’s Gospel was being written around
the year 70 CE. It was a time of great
turbulence and the small Christian
community in Rome was under threat.
Since the year 64 CE the emperor Nero
had begun a wave of persecution of
Christians, and in the year 70 Roman
armies finally captured and destroyed Jerusalem. It was
a time when the faith of believers was being tested.
They might well feel that God had abandoned them.
Mark depicts a Jesus who also experiences suffering,
anguish, the sense of abandonment by God and even
death. Jesus, in Mark's gospel, is no super-hero, but a
vulnerable human being, victim to the power of the
Empire, the dismay of human friends who abandon him
in his hour of need, and even the apparent silence of
God. Jesus knows human suffering. This is a Jesus whom
Mark’s community can identify with. The disciples also
are presented as weak and frightened followers of Jesus.
Again, Mark’s community could identify with these
failing men and women. —Mary Coloe
PETER, JAMES AND JOHN
In the Icon of the Transfiguration which is
featured on our altar for the Lent/Easter
season, we see Jesus taking Peter, James
and John up a high mountain where he is
transfigured before them. The icon reveals
that the experience of Jesus’ divinity was
too overwhelming for them. These are the same three
disciples he takes with him into Gethsemane. But it also
seems that the experience of the intensity of Jesus’
humanity is too much for them. They fall asleep and fail
to give Jesus support during his time of deep human
suffering.
HOLY WEEK BEGINS THIS WEEK
Today, with Palm Sunday, we enter this
most sacred week – a week that leads us
into the Easter Triduum. The Easter
Triduum is the most important liturgy of
the year, a liturgy that lasts three days,
beginning with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy
Thursday evening, taking us through the Solemn liturgy
of Good Friday, and concluding with the Easter Vigil/
Easter Sunday liturgy. With the Easter Triduum we
focus intently on the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Our Lenten journey has helped us to prepare for this
great celebration.
LENTEN RECONCILIATION
The times for the Sacrament of Reconciliation are listed
below. We can celebrate the Sacrament at Our Lady’s,
St Ambrose’s or any other church. St Francis’ Church in
Lonsdale Street, City, provides daily opportunities for
Reconciliation.
TRANSPORT TO HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES
Those requiring transport to the Holy Week
ceremonies, please ring the Parish House at Our Lady’s
(9380 1844) or St Ambrose’s (9380 1023) early this
week.
PALM SUNDAY PRAYER SERVICE TODAY
The Office for Justice and Peace and the
Melbourne Catholic Migrant and Refugee
Office invite you to attend the Palm Sunday
Prayer Service in solidarity with asylum
seekers and refugees. 1.00 – 1.30pm today
in St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne.
Celebrant: Fr Bruce Duncan CSsR. All welcome! Those
who would like to go as a parish group, and travel in by
tram, we will meet outside Our Lady’s church at
12.00 noon.
HOLY WEEK TIMETABLE
TUESDAY 31 MARCH
9.15am Communion Service at Our Lady’s
10.00am Communion Service at St Ambrose’s
11.00am Mass of Chrism at St Patrick’s Cathedral
WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL
9.15am Mass at Our Lady’s
10.00am Mass at St Ambrose’s
10.00am Sacrament of Reconciliation at Our Lady’s
HOLY THURSDAY 2 APRIL
7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St Ambrose’s
NOTE: There is no morning Mass on Holy Thursday
GOOD FRIDAY 3 APRIL
10.00am Stations of the Cross at St Ambrose’s
followed by the opportunity for the Sacrament of
Reconciliation.
10.00am Italian Stations of the Cross at Our Lady’s,
followed by the opportunity for the Sacrament of
Reconciliation (Fr Edwin – Italian, Maltese, English)
3.00pm Good Friday Liturgy at Our Lady’s
3.00pm Good Friday Liturgy at St Ambrose’s
HOLY SATURDAY 4 APRIL
10.30am Reconciliation at St Ambrose’s
11.30am Reconciliation at Our Lady’s
7.30pm Easter Vigil Liturgy at Our Lady’s
EASTER SUNDAY 5 APRIL
9.00am Mass (Italian/English) at Our Lady’s
10.30am Mass at St Ambrose’s
PALM SUNDAY MARCH
Following the Palm Sunday prayer service at the
Cathedral, there will be a ‘Walk for Justice for
Refugees’ from 2.00pm. Meet at the State Library,
corner of Swanston and Latrobe Streets. Further
information is on the noticeboard.
CHOIR REHEARSAL
From 7.00 – 8.30 pm this Monday 30
March, there will be a choir practice
in St Ambrose’s church to rehearse the singing for the
parish’s Holy Week liturgies. All welcome!
HOLY LAND APPEAL
On Good Friday, there will be a Leaving Collection to
support the Church in the Holy Land in its work of
caring for the biblical shrines, schools, orphanages and
parishes in the Holy Land. More information on the
noticeboard.
EASTER RAFFLE – DID YOU WIN?
Check your tickets! The lucky tickets for the parish
Easter raffle are:
1. First prize ticket BLUE–C 010 for an Easter
hamper worth $150 (donated by Catholic Church
Insurance)
2. Second prize ticket 303993 also wins an Easter
hamper!
PROJECT COMPASSION WEEK 6: WEST TIMOR
To combat the variable weather
patterns affecting farmers in Vinsen’s
village, a local community program
supported by Caritas Australia, is
teaching farmers how to terrace land
and grow sustainable crops for life.
Please donate to Project Compassion 2015 and help
farmers in remote West Timor grow sustainable crops
for life, regardless of changing weather patterns.
PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
Please return your Project Compassion boxes and
envelopes on the Sunday after Easter. There will be a
collection box on the sanctuary for these. Thank you in
advance for your generous Lenten contributions to the
work of Caritas Australia.
EASTER ACTION – WEEK 6
Can’t find certified eggs in
your supermarket? Did you
know that the Easter eggs in
Australian supermarkets might
be made with cocoa beans
picked by children, many of
whom have been trafficked or forced to work in
exploitative conditions? The International Labour Rights
Forum estimates that there are 500,000 – 1,500,000
children working in the cocoa sector in West Africa.
Action: Join us this Easter and ask Coles and
Woolworths to stock more certified Easter chocolate
in 2016. Download cards from www.stopthetraffik.org./au/
traffikfree_easter and take them to your local
supermarket.
FR VINH WOULD LIKE TO VISIT
Fr Vinh would like to visit parishioners in their homes. If
you would like a visit, please give him or Fr Michael
your address and phone number after Mass.
MEALS IN SMALL GROUPS
After Easter we will be resuming the
‘Meals in Small Groups’ initiative.
These small gatherings of 6 to 8
people provide the opportunity for
parishioners to get to know one another a little better,
and simply to enjoy each others’ company. The dates
for the first round of meals will be on the evenings of:
• Saturday 9 May
• Saturday 16 May
• Saturday 23 May
Keep one of those dates free. There will be further
information about venues after Easter.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
During the Easter Season there will be a series of three
evenings exploring faith and Scripture, featuring
theologian Fr Kevin Lenehan on Wednesday 22 April;
and Scripture scholar Br Rod Doyle on Wednesdays 6
and 13 May. These gatherings will be a 7.30pm in St
Ambrose’s Community Centre. More details to follow.
CAN YOU HELP?
Jassem, an Iranian asylum seeker and good friend of the
three Iranian asylum seekers who live in St Ambrose’s
parish house, is desperately in need of accommodation
(a room). If you can help, please contact Fr Michael on
9380 1023.
ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED
Catherine, a 19 year old girl from country NSW is
looking for a room to rent this year while working in
Melbourne. Her contact number is 0447 236 293.
MENTORS FOR CARPENTRY PROGRAM
Marist Youth Care is looking for volunteers
to be mentors for their Furniture/
Carpentry program April – June. It will
involve one or two days a week, 9.00–
3.00pm Monday to Thursday. Volunteers
will need to have trade based skills or IT
skills or business acumen or a van/trailer/
ute for furniture pick up and delivery. If you can help,
please contact Angela on 0400 909 554.
PARISH PRAYER FOCUS FOR MARCH
We pray for people of all faiths. May we be united in
compassion and love.
PARISH COLLECTIONS
Church: $1071.60; Presbytery: $532.30
READINGS NEXT WEEK: Acts 10:34, 37–43; Colossians 3:1–4; Mark 16:1–7
PAGINA IN ITALIANO
TRIDUO PASQUALE
L’orario delle liturgie del Triduo Pasquale:
• GIOVEDÌ SANTO: 7:30PM presso Sant’Ambrogio.
• VENERDÌ SANTO: 3:00PM entrambi le chiese di
Santa Maria e Sant’Ambrogio
• SABATO SANTO (Veglia Pasquale): 7:30PM presso la
chiesa di Santa Maria
• DOMENICA DI PASQUA: 9:00AM a Santa Maria
(Italiano/Inglese)
• DOMENICA DI PASQUA: 10:30AM a Sant'Ambrogio
PIETRO, GIACOMO E GIOVANNI
L'icona della Trasfigurazione che è sul
nostro altare per il tempo di Quaresima/
Pasqua, vediamo Gesù che portò Pietro,
Giacomo e Giovanni sopra un monte alto
dove egli si trasfigura davanti a loro.
L'icona rivela che l'esperienza della divinità
di Gesù era troppo opprimente per loro. Queste sono
le stessi tre discepoli che prende con lui nel Getsemani.
Ma sembra anche che l'esperienza dell'intensità
dell'umanità di Gesù è troppo per loro. Essi si
addormentano e non riescono a dare un sostegno a
Gesù durante il suo periodo di sofferenza profonda e
umana.
SETTIMANA SANTA COMINCIA
QUESTA SETTIMANA
Oggi, con la Domenica delle Palme,
entriamo in questa settimana più sacra –
una settimana che ci porta nel Triduo
Pasquale. Il Triduo Pasquale è la liturgia più importante
dell'anno, una liturgia che dura tre giorni, cominciando
con la Messa della Cena del Signore il Giovedì Santo
sera, portandoci attraverso la liturgia solenne del
Venerdì Santo e concludendo con la liturgia della veglia
Pasquale /Domenica di Pasqua. Con il Triduo Pasquale
ci concentriamo intensamente sulla morte e la
risurrezione di Gesù. Il nostro itinerario Quaresimale
ci ha aiutato a preparare per questa grande
celebrazione.
RICONCILIAZIONE
I tempi per il sacramento della riconciliazione sono
elencati nella pagina precedente. Possiamo celebrare il
Sacramento a Santa Maria, Sant'Ambrogio o qualsiasi
altra Chiesa. Chiesa di St Francis' Lonsdale Street,
Città, offre l’opportunità quotidiana per la confessione.
TRASPORTO ALLE CERIMONIE DELLA
SETTIMANA SANTA
Coloro che richiedono il trasporto per le cerimonie
della settimana Santa, si prega di telefonare alla casa
parrocchiale a Santa Maria (9380 1844) o
Sant'Ambrogio (9380 1023) all'inizio di questa
settimana.
APPELLO TERRA SANTA
Il Venerdì Santo, ci sarà una raccolta nel uscita della
Chiesa per la Terra Santa per sostenere il lavoro di
cura per i santuari biblici, scuole, orfanotrofi e
parrocchie in Terra Santa. C'è più informazione sulla
bacheca.
LOTTERIA DI PASQUA – AI VINTO?
Controllate i biglietti! I biglietti fortunati per la lotteria
di Pasqua della parrocchia sono:
1. Primo premio biglietto BLUE–C 010 per un
cesto di Pasqua valore di $150 (donato dalla
Assicurazioni Chiesa Cattolica)
2. Secondo premio biglietto 303993 vince anche
un cesto di Pasqua!
SCATOLE PROGETTO COMPASSIONE
Si prega di restituire la tua scatola del progetto
compassione e buste la Domenica dopo Pasqua. Ci sarà
una scatola di raccolta sul santuario per questi. Grazie
in anticipo per il vostro generoso contributo
quaresimale per i lavori della Caritas Australia.
FR VINH PIACEREBBE VISITARVI
Fr Vinh Nguyen, nostro sacerdote assistente, vorrebe
visitare i parrocchiani nelle loro case. Se vuoi una visita,
si prega di dargli l'indirizzo e numero di telefono dopo
la Messa.
RICHIESTA DI ALLOGGIO
Catherine, una ragazza di 19 anni di NSW è alla ricerca
di una stanza in affitto per quest'anno mentre lei lavora
a Melbourne. Suo numero di telefono è 0447 236 293.
MENTORI PER IL PROGRAMMA CARPENTERIA
Marist Youth Care cerca volontari essere
mentori per il loro programma di mobili/
carpenteria a partire dal 13 Aprile e va fino
alla fine di Giugno. Coinvolgerà uno o due
giorni alla settimana, ore 9.00 – 3.00 pm
Lunedi a Giovedi. Volontari dovranno
avere alcuni dei seguenti:
• Scambi di competenze di base, o
• IT competenze, o
• Senso degli affair, o
• Un van/rimorchio/Ute per mobili di pick up e
consegna
Se potete aiutare, si prega di contattare Angela 0400
909 554.
PREGHIERA PARROCCHIALE PER MARZO
Preghiamo per le persone di tutte le credenze. Che
potessimo essere uniti nella compassione e nell amore.
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