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Notices — Presentation of Christ in the Temple — Sunday 31st January 2021


The flowers today are donated by Ann Petersen in memory of her fath­er, Eddie Edmonds.


This Week: Annu­al Epi­phany BBQ in the Moun­tainsSat, 6th February 

12 noon, approx., for Euchar­ist ser­vice then 1 p.m. for the barbecue.

For those who have already RSVP’d — The bar­be­cue will be fully catered.  There will be saus­ages, and a good selec­tion of non-bar­be­cued and non-meat options avail­able.  How­ever, you are wel­come to bring what you desire to be bar­be­cued for you.  Also, bring a bottle of your favour­ite alco­hol­ic drink if you wish to drink some­thing stronger than soft drink or juice.

Lea MacNeil and Don­ald Thomas


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.

Meet­ing to dis­cuss ABM con­tri­bu­tion – Sunday 7th Feb­ru­ary at 11am:  Each year St Luke’s par­ish, and par­tic­u­larly the op shop, gen­er­ously con­trib­utes to ABM.  There will be a meet­ing after mass on 7 Feb­ru­ary, at 11 ‑30 a.m. in the church to dis­cuss our con­tri­bu­tion.  Our present pro­jects are:  Holy Land — Gaza Child Nutri­tion Pro­ject, Vanuata — Integ­rated Wash and Lit­er­acy Pro­ject and Aus­tralia — Wontulp-Bi-Buya Col­lege.  Any­one inter­ested should see Tony Brown­low.  Tony can also sup­ply people with an ABM pro­ject booklet.

Next Week – Sunday 7th Feb — Even­ing Ser­vice at 6pm.

Art in the Hall: At our recent Poetry Day, parish­ion­ers dec­or­ated the Hall with some art­works loaned for the occa­sion which was much appre­ci­ated.  The Par­ish Coun­cil has now endorsed the idea of allow­ing parish­ion­ers to have art works hung in the Hall on a tem­por­ary basis.  Please note that no respons­ib­il­ity is taken for the secur­ity or pro­tec­tion from dam­age or theft of any art­work on loan.  A form waiv­ing any claim by a lender/donor must be signed before any art­work is accep­ted.  Pref­er­ence is for art with a recog­nis­able Anglic­an con­tent.  This month’s piece is a tapestry ver­sion of Canaletto’s “West­min­ster Abbey”,1730.

Next Men’s Nite Out — Sat­urday 13th Feb­ru­ary at 6 for 6.30 pm.  Will be held at Alberto’s Pizzer­ia, 589 Kings Street, New­town.  Ph: 9519 4262.  Con­tact Kev­in for more details Mob: 0405 691 055.

The new ver­sion of the video from our “Words of Hope’ Poetry Day is now avail­able at:

The updated New Big Roster for Feb­ru­ary that includes 31st Janu­ary is now avail­able in church foy­er and hall foyer.

We need parish­ion­ers espe­cially to assist with wel­com­ing:  Thank you to those who have already volun­teered.  Please speak to Ruth Cham­pi­on if you can help Mob: 0400 166 041.

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.


Future Dates for your Diary:

14th Feb­ru­ary – Feast of the Transfiguration/ Last Sunday After Epiphany.

16th Feb­ru­ary – Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day.

17th Feb­ru­ary — Ash Wednesday.

21st Feb­ru­ary – First Sunday in Lent.

28th March – Palm Sunday.

1st April – Maun­dy Thursday.

2nd April – Good Friday.

4th April – East­er Day.


Lea MacNeil has jam to sell and vari­ous sauces; please email her 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.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Community:

Sunday: Ann Petersen, Rachel & Wolf; Saf­fron Pow­ell; Annie Prat­ten; and Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj.

Monday: Joyce, Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leil­ani & Car­men Reddy.

Tues­day: Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy; and John Reimer.

Wed­nes­day: Mat­ilda Rink­er; Gra­hame Sadler; Ken Searle; Louisa Silverman.

Thursday: Rajah Selva­ra­jah & Greg; Peter Sey­mour; and Andy Ser­afin & Colin.

Fri­day: Ray & Laurel Som­mer; and Christine Ten­net & Aileen Cooper.

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; Steph­en Thur­ley; Mary Middleton; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Mac­qual­ter; Esth­er Middleton; Peter Cinelli; John Dick­son; Rita Mus­cat & her fam­ily; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Gra­ham Sadler; Fr Phil­lip Carter; Phil­lip Kuwert; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; Br Wil­li­am; and Ron Clarke & his family.

Recently Depar­ted: Sr Frances CSC; Gladys Vardy; and Fr Peter Carlsson.

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Eddie Edmonds; Br John Charles Vock­ler; Jen­nifer Rus­sell; and Florence Simpson.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 3rd Feb: First Anglic­an Ser­vice at Sydney Cove, con­duc­ted by Richard John­son, Sydney, 1788; 4th Feb: Ans­kar mis­sion­ary Bish­op in Sweden (d. 865); and 5th Feb: Mar­tyrs of Japan, cru­ci­fied at Naga­saki (d. 1597).

Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: 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; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Suz­anne Camp­ton; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ann Con­nolly; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Ron Nath; Ron­an Nath; Veron­ica Nath; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Ver­ity Wright.

Read­ings for Next Sunday — Fifth Sunday after Epi­phany:  First Read­ing: Isai­ah 40.21–31; Psalm: 147.1–11; Second Read­ing: 1 Cor­inthi­ans 9.16–23; and Gos­pel: Mark 1.29–39


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Prayer

Sunday Deu­ter­o­nomy 11.18–21 Ps 112 1 John 2.19–29
Monday Jeremi­ah 12.1–13 Pss 75; 76 Phil­ip­pi­ans 1.1–11
Tues­day Jeremi­ah 13.1–17 Ps 78.1–15 Phil­ip­pi­ans 1.12–20
Wed­nes­day Jeremi­ah 13.18–14.6 Ps 78.39–70 Phil­ip­pi­ans 1.21–30
Thursday Jeremi­ah 14.7–16 Ps 81 Phil­ip­pi­ans 2.1–11
Fri­day Jeremi­ah 14.17–15.9 Pss 85; 87 Phil­ip­pi­ans 2.12–18
Sat­urday Jeremi­ah 15.10–21 Ps 88 Phil­ip­pi­ans 2.19–30