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Notices_Sunday 12th February_ Sixth Sunday After Epiphany


TODAY – is our Wel­come Back BBQ after church.  Gen­er­ously provided by the Chiew family.


Wed­nes­day 15th Feb­ru­ary – War­dens Zoom Meet­ing at 7.30 p.m.


Sat­urday 18th Feb­ru­ary — The first MNO for 2023 — 6.00 for 6.30 pm: Held at Alberto’s Pizzer­ia, 589 King Street New­town. Phone 9519 4262.   Con­tact Kev­in on 0405 691 055.



NEXT SUNDAY 19th Feb – At 9.30am we will be hold­ing a Ser­vice for Recon­cili­ation and Understanding.

Our guest speak­er will be Jen­nifer New­man, a proud First Nations per­son.  Jen­nifer grew up in Nar­rom­ine, NSW; des­cen­ded from long lines of Wir­ad­juri and Aus­trali­an yarn spin­ners, Jen­nifer lives by the Cooks River on Wangal Coun­try, where she con­trib­utes to loc­al Abori­gin­al and Torres Strait Islander for­ums and river care groups.  Jen­nifer is a mem­ber of the NSW Civil and Admin­is­trat­ive Tribunal and has delivered Abori­gin­al Stud­ies talks and courses for loc­al and inter­na­tion­al uni­ver­sit­ies, train­ing centres and com­munity groups. Knit­ting stor­ies togeth­er, Jen­nifer strives for recog­ni­tion and con­nec­tions neces­sary to walk togeth­er com­fort­ably with care and respect on Abori­gin­al land.



Also, NEXT SUNDAY 19th Feb – Farewell to Nic­ola and James Howard dur­ing morn­ing tea – fol­low­ing the 9.30am ser­vice.   You are also invited to lunch at the War­ren View after­wards.  Please let Ruth know if you intend to come, so we book enough seats!


Par­ish Office Hours change:  From Monday 6th Feb­ru­ary the office days and times have changed to Tues­day 9.15am — 3.00pm, Wed­nes­day 9.15am — 2.15pm, & Thursday 9.15am — 3.00pm.  The office will be closed on Monday, Fri­day, Sat­urday & Sunday.

Palm Crosses Needed: Please remem­ber to bring in your palm crosses from last year.  We will burn these to make the ash on Shrove Tues­day for our Ash Wed­nes­day services.



Future Dates for your Diary:

Wed­nes­day 22nd Feb — Ash Wed­nes­day – 10.30am & 7.30pm

Sunday 26th Feb – First Sunday in Lent — Par­ish Coun­cil meets.

Sunday 5th March – Par­ish Annu­al Gen­er­al Meeting.

Sat­urday 11th March – Cinema Para­diso – Cas­ab­lanca (1942)

Sat­urday 25th March – NSW State Elec­tion in St Luke’s Hall.

Sunday 26th March – The Annun­ci­ation to the Blessed Vir­gin Mary.




Len­ten Study – Start­ing Wed 22nd February

Facil­it­ated by Fr Jeff using the 2023 ABM Len­ten resource “The ima­gin­ary Door­way: Stor­ies and stud­ies from the Gos­pel of Inclu­sion”.

Stud­ies to be held on Wed­nes­days after 10.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea; and Monday nights at 7.30pm online via Zoom.

Book­lets $12 each – avail­able from Com­munity Resource Centre after 9.30am ser­vice – See Stephan Gates.

Please con­tact Fr Jeff at for fur­ther inform­a­tion and the zoom link.



Pan­cakes at the Rect­ory – 7pm on Tues­day 21st Feb:  Fr Jeff and Michelle invite parish­ion­ers and their rel­at­ives to the Rect­ory to share in the tra­di­tion of eat­ing pan­cakes on Shrove Tues­day as a pre­curs­or to the begin­ning of Lent the fol­low­ing day (Ash Wed­nes­day).  Fr Jeff is the pan­cake maker for this spe­cial occa­sion.  Please come, and though not neces­sary, a filling/topping for some pan­cakes would be most wel­come. Please RSVP so that Fr Jeff knows how many pan­cakes to make.




Thursday 23rd Feb – NSW Elec­tion Can­did­ate For­um for NEWTOWN 

Held at All Saints Anglic­an Church, Peter­sham at 7pm

Jenny Long MP (The Greens) and Dav­id Heth­er­ing­ton (Labor) are the con­firmed can­did­ates attend­ing.  Come & part of the conversation.

The for­um will be livestreamed at

If you do not live in the New­town elect­or­ate, you can find events for many oth­er elect­or­ates at



Sat­urday 4 March 2023 – Quiet Day — 10.00 am to 4.15 pm

Lead­er: The Rev’d Ron­ald Hende­r­son OGS.

The church and grounds of St John’s Bal­main, Spring Street, Birch­grove.  Gath­er for cof­fee /conversation at 10 00 am.  Great­er Silence from 10.15 am until 4.15 pm.  Morn­ing and Even­ing Pray­er; the Holy Euchar­ist; two brief addresses; oppor­tun­ity for indi­vidu­al con­sulta­tion with lead­er; rest in the garden and loc­al park.

The Quiet Day is free of charge.  Par­ti­cipants are asked to bring their own packed lunches.  Tea and cof­fee provided.  All very welcome.


Sunday 5th March – Par­ish Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing: Will be held in the church after 9.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea.

If you are an office bear­er, would you please sub­mit your report/s to the Par­ish Office by email, on or before Sunday 19th Febas the col­lated final edi­tion should be in the hands of parish­ion­ers the week pri­or to the AGM, Sunday 26 February.

And in accord­ance with Dio­ces­an pro­ced­ure, the date of the AGM will be affixed to the entrance doors to the church, two weeks pri­or to the meeting.



Sat­urday 11 March — Cinema Para­diso: Cas­ab­lanca (1942)

RSVP:  con­tact Brett by 5 March 2023

3.30pm (for a punc­tu­al 3.45pm start) and 6.05pm fin­ish; 4.45pm Inter­val with French wine and cheese (20 minutes).

The film is fam­ous for its lead char­ac­ters, mem­or­able lines, and per­vas­ive theme song.  Accord­ing to Wiki­pe­dia, it con­sist­ently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in his­tory.  In 1989, the United States Lib­rary of Con­gress selec­ted the film as one of the first to be pre­served for being “cul­tur­ally, his­tor­ic­ally, or aes­thet­ic­ally significant”.



Sat­urday 25th March – NSW State Elec­tions: The Elect­or­al Office is hir­ing our hall from 3 p.m. Fri­day 24th to mid­night on 25th March.  This will be a good oppor­tun­ity for us to hold a saus­age sizzle and pos­sibly a cake stall.  It will also bene­fit our Opshop.  More news later about times and what you might be able to help with.  Watch this space!


ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and clean­ing items: A bas­ket is in the church foy­er for donations.


Food for our worms – Leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off dur­ing the week.  Please remem­ber to remove the strings from teabags.  (NB — no dairy, cit­rus, onions or meat please).  Worm cast­ings are avail­able.  See Fr Jeff.


Lea MacNeil has jam, con­serves, pickles and vari­ous sauces to sell; please email her at to order them from her.  All pro­ceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.



Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Steph­en Gates & Andrew; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Kev­in Green; Peter Gil­bert & Fred Narnolo; and Joyce Grant.

Monday: Lach­lan Gray, Rose­mary Ran­dall, & Frances; and Moya Holle.

Tues­day: Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia; and Richard Hagan & Som.

Wed­nes­day: Selina Hardy & John; and Nic­ola & James Howard.

Thursday: Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; and Noel Jeffs.

Fri­day: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pas­tor­al care min­istry at Bank­stown Hos­pit­al and all those he min­is­ters to.

Sat­urday: Almighty God, We pray for those in Tur­key and Syr­ia who are suf­fer­ing fol­low­ing the dev­ast­at­ing earth­quake this week. We pray for heal­ing and good med­ic­al care for those who have been injured. For those who have lost homes and pos­ses­sions, please meet their daily needs for food, clean water and shel­ter and com­fort those who mourn the loss of loved ones.    And bless all who are on the ground help­ing those impacted.  Amen



Pray­er of Thanks­giv­ing:  For the birth of baby Alice Ivy born on 1st Feb­ru­ary – daugh­ter to Alex & Leonie and anoth­er Great-niece for Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; and heal­ing bless­ings for Bax­ter Mingis-Perkins.


Pray­ers for the sick: Fr Philip Brad­ford; Janet Walms­ley; Tony Brown­low; Pau­line Newell; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Mary Middleton; (Fr) John Hawkins; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Val Thomas; Maria & Trish; Kev­in Tib­bey; Simone Abra­hams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phil­lips; Peter Cinelli; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Franz Legrum; Peta Loveday-Hill; Raf Forents; Suz­anne Camp­ton; and Peter Crook.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­tedJames Hag­ston; Mur­i­el Blatch & Nic­ola Barr.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  14th: Cyril (d. 869) and Meth­o­di­us, Bish­op (d. 885) mis­sion­ar­ies to the Slavs; and 17th: The Holy Innocents.


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list:  Florence Shel­lard; Ray Som­mer; John Hardy; Lyn Car­ring­ton; John Dick­son; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his fam­ily; Andrew Strat­golda; Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; Noel Jeffs; Singla Pal­lav; and Jen­nifer McGovern.



Read­ings for Next Sunday: Recon­cili­ation and Under­stand­ing Service

First Read­ing: Pro­verbs 8.1–21                           Psalms: 29:1–10

Second Read­ing: 2 Cor­inthi­ans 5.17–19              Gos­pel: Mat­thew 5.1–10