Easter Joy and Blessings from Fr Jeff, Michelle and family.
Please drive/travel safely and observe all the Covid precautions for your own protection and the safety of others.
Happy Birthday to: Carmen Reddy; Edwin Reddy; Byrson Reddy; Stephanie Reddy; Christopher Haly; Jo Burton; Elizabeth Armstrong (Fleming); Jo Raj; Ian Barnett; Matthias Oduro; and Ray Sommer.
5pm Evening Service has been cancelled. It will resume in May 2021.
Office closure – Mon 5th to Mon 12th April - due to Jennifer being on holiday leave in Cairns for a week. Thank you to Stuart Grigg & Ruth Champion who will be making sure our service booklet is printed for next Sunday.
Men’s Night Out - Saturday 10 April: At the Little Turtle Vegan Restaurant, 10 Stanmore Road, Stanmore. Phone: (02) 8868 7554. See Kevin Green for more details.
ABM 2021 Easter Gift Appeal
We encourage parishioners to use the QR Code on the digital donation cards or
make a donation online at abmission.org.au.
Please note: Some donation envelopes are available in the church foyer and hall.
Email Etiquette Policy: In these ‘days of email’ we must be careful how we use this method of communication.
The following rules must be observed in this community to avoid disturbing and upsetting each other:
- We must NOT add anyone to an emailing list without their prior consent.
- If we have done this in the past, then either (1) ask that person if they want to remain on the emailing list, or (2) remove any such person from your mailing list.
- If you are receiving unwanted emails from anyone in this parish community then let them or me know and ask for your name to be removed from that list.
This does not apply to parish emails regarding attendance.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Let’s Start Thinking – From Fr. Jeff. 2020 was in some ways a year in which the aim was to “get through and make the best of it.” 2021 brings with it the hope of a vaccine and the chance to re-set our course forward. I am very interested in hearing the ideas of ALL parishioners as to what we need to do, change, do more of, do less of, add to our activities. It is best to put these ideas on paper rather than in a conversation. There will be a more formal process later in the year, but let’s start thinking now. Please email Fr Jeff on email@example.com
Lea MacNeil has jam to sell and various sauces; please email her firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to give her an order. You may, of course, ask her what type of jam and/or preserve or sauces she has on hand. Donald, her husband can deliver your specific order to the Opshop where you are able to pay for it.
Food for our worms – Food scraps (no dairy, citrus or meat) can be left in the bucket provided. This is part of our Parish environmental initiative.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Selina & John Hardy; Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; and Moya Holle.
Monday: Anne Hywood & Peter Tregilgas; Pamela Jaksic; and Noel Jeff.
Tuesday: Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat; Joseph, Esther, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar.
Wednesday: Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; John Lo; and Fabian LoSchiavo.
Thursday: Lea McNeil & Donald Thomas; Evelyn Maack; and Jennifer McGovern.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Dear loving Father, please deliver us from the coronavirus and limit its impact on Australia and the world. In your mercy bring a swift end to this crisis. Please protect with your loving care those we love — our families, friends and neighbours. Let your fatherly hand guide, shelter and strengthen them. Cast out all anxious fears and doubts. Give us an increasing trust in you and fill our hearts and minds with your peace. We pray for those around the world now struggling with COVID-19. Heal and comfort those who are sick and suffering. Protect and guide the health professionals who are at the front line. Please give wisdom and courage to those who bear responsibility for confronting this challenge. We ask these things through the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayers for the sick: Kristen Harley; Maureen Clunas; Peter Cinelli; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Fr Phillip Carter; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; Br William; Ron Clarke & his family; Lyndall McCarron; Maurice Pope & his family; Christine Pickard; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & Family; Barry McKay; Ronald Saunders; Ruth Dodd; and Christina Rees (CBE).
Anniversaries of the Departed: Bobart Bell; Anne Oliver; Nita Richards; Mervyn O’Keefe; William Hobbs; Nancy Parsons; Donald Morgan; Etta Kettlewell; and John Roe.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Stephen Thurley; Wolf Winter; John Dickson; John Hardy; Andrew Reddy; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Kiki Chun; Beth Armstrong; Ann Jeffs; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Suzanne Campton; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Ann Connolly; Dayalan Saminathan; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Ron Nath; Ronan Nath; Veronica Nath; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Verity Wright.
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Exodus 12.1–14||Ps 113||Romans 6.3–14|
|Monday||Isaiah 42.10–17||Ps 110||1 Peter 1.1–9|
|Tuesday||Isaiah 43.1–13||Ps 113||1 Peter 1.10–17|
|Wednesday||Isaiah 43.14–25||Ps 115||1 Peter 1.18–2.3|
|Thursday||Isaiah 51.9–16||Ps 117||1 Peter 2.4–10|
|Friday||Isaiah 52.1–12||Ps 118.19–29||1 Peter 2.11–17|
|Saturday||Isaiah 54.1–10||Ps 136.1,13–26||1 Peter 2.18–25|
Readings for Next Sunday — Second Sunday of Easter: First Reading: Acts 4.32–37; Psalm: 133; Second Reading: 1 John 1.1–2.2 ; and Gospel: John 20.19–31