ReconciliationSaturday 5.15 - 5.45 pm, before or after any Mass or by appointment
PARISH NEWSLETTER – ST JOSEPH’S CHURCH, NEWTOWN
TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)
13 October 2019
Masses: Monday 9 a.m.; Tuesday 7 a.m. (St Teresa of Avila); Wednesday 6.30 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. (preceded by Rosary at 8.45 a.m.) (St Ignatius of Antioch); Friday 9 a.m. (8 p.m.) (St Luke the Evangelist); Saturday 9 a.m. NO Mass this week because of Manly walk.
Confessions: Saturday 5.15 to 5.45 p.m. and before and after any Mass or by appointment.
Madeleine Yvonne HALL on Sunday 27 October 2019 at 11.15 a.m.
William Kevin SUTTON on Saturday 2 November 2019 at 11.30 a.m.
Bailey Archer WEIR on Sunday 3 November 2019 at 11 a.m.
Parish Walk Saturday 19 October: At this stage, we have about 12 participants. This apostolic band will convene at the Shrine of St Mary of the Cross at 7 Mount Street, North Sydney, for Prayers for Travellers (the Itinerarium) at 9 a.m. We will then proceed by ‘bus to Spit Bridge where the coastal path begins. The walk to Manly is estimated to take between 3 and 4 hours. The Spit Bridge to Manly walk has been described as a ‘beautiful 10km coastal walk, boasting quiet inner harbour beaches, native bushland, picturesque bays and panoramic ocean views’. The walk will conclude with luncheon at the DeVita Restaurant at Shop 1B/4-8 Darley Rd, Manly at 1 p.m. A table will be booked. If you have not yet signed up for the walk or for the lunch, please do so in the next few days so we can ensure accommodation at the restaurant. Non-walkers would also be welcome to join us for luncheon. In both cases, would you inform Philip Sutherland (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me, please?
Benedict Barkat Foundation Fundraising Dinner 2019 Saturday 19 October 7 for 7.30 p.m. in the Catholic Church Hall at Rockdale, 13 Parker Street. Pakistani food will be served. BYO Drinks. Cost: $50 per person; $75 for two; $30 concession. Bookings essential – no later than October 16. Email Steve at email@example.com or call 0400 530 405.
Trivia Quiz on Saturday 26 October 2019 in the Crypt at 7.30 p.m. This has been an annual event for many years under the auspices of the ‘Friday night group’ to raise funds for St Vincent’s Hospital and Stanford House and the care of HIV patients. Everyone in the parish is invited and the evening has traditionally been great fun and widely supported. The contact person is Paolo Alacqua (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lennox Street Studios – Annual Opening: 6-9 pm Friday 1 November, 10 am – 5 pm Saturday 2 November, and 10 am – 5 pm Sunday 3 November 2019.
The Parish Advent Party will be held on Saturday 7 December at 7 p.m. It will probably be in the Crypt since we are expecting quite a few people to attend, both parishioners and visitors.
FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR
First Communion: Jeannette Tuitavake is receiving the Most Holy Eucharist for the first time at the Parish Mass. Alex and Lani her parents, together with her brothers and sisters and other relations and friends will be joining with us on this special occasion and spiritual milestone in Jeannette and her family’s lives.
The St Paul’s Sunday Bulletin – The Saving Word – is being used for our Sunday readings starting from today. This will enable members of our congregations to following the readings and take them home for further reflection and prayer.
Fr Richard Waddell