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1 St Brigid s Marrickville In the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia One Family, Alive in Christ Est Under the Pastoral Care of the Passionists since Marrickville Rd (PO Box 237), Marrickville NSW 2204 Tel: Fax: Web: FaceBook: St Brigid s Marrickville (Now 922 likes) Parish Priest: Fr John Pearce CP Associates: Fr Peter Gardiner CP Fr George Koloth CP On Leave Sr Elena Daton CP Sr Elenita Flores CP Darren Dela Rosa Parish Secretary: Ms Terrey Trethowan (9.30am - 4pm) We stand at the Crossroads of life for many people Centenary of St Brigid s at Shrublands On 14 November 1915, the Passionists relocated from their house in Despointes Street to the house on Shrublands Estate The Passionist Fathers took possession in June 1915 of the spacious grounds and buildings known as Shrublands situated on Marrickville and Livingstone Roads. The amount paid for the property was 17,500 seventeen thousand five hundred pounds. A benefactor, Mr Brennan made the purchase and donated five hundred pounds leaving 17,000 seventeen thousand pounds to be paid by the Fathers. Fr Alphonsus Coen CP, by his indefatigable labour soon reduced the debt to 2,000 two thousand pounds. On Sunday 14 th November 1915 His Grace Archbishop Kelly blessed the New Monastery and grounds in the presence of many hundreds of people who came to the opening ceremony at the invitation of Father Alphonsus. Newsletter No Nov ember 2015

2 The Opening 14 November 1915

3 Some of the Earlier Passionists Dubbo NSW, on June 19th He was one of the last students to go through the Novitiate at Goulburn before it was closed for several years, (the students then went to England ). He died aged 44. Fr Alphonsus O Neill CP ( ) He was the 57 year old leader of the Passionists who set out in 1887 to make the new foundation in Australia at Marrickville. Born in Stewarstown Co Tyrone in 1830, he joined the Passionists in 1852, studied in Rome, and was ordained in Returning to England he undertook preaching Missions and was renowned for his preached meditations on the Passion. He held many offices in the Anglo-Hibernian Province including Provincial. While Rector at Mt Argus in 1866 he was responsible for the laying of the first foundation stone for the new Church. Financial difficulties postponed the project. In 1887 at the age of 57 he began ten years work in Australia. Retuning to Ireland he continued to preach. He died in 1899 after a short illness at 69 years of age. Fr Charles Jerger CP ( ) (See Pg 7) Fr Francis Clune CP LC MC OBE ( ) (See Pg 6) Fr Alphonsus Coen CP ( ) Alphonsus was born in Dubbo but later came to live in Goulburn. He studied at St. Patrick s Goulburn and won the appreciation of the college staff for his assiduous application in College hours. He then went to St Ignatius, Riverview where he achieved brilliantly and later took an M.A. at Sydney University. He entered the legal office of Mr. Davidson, the well-known solicitor, of Goulburn. to pursue a legal career. God had other plans and so he became a Passionist. He was a powerful missioner but he was also responsible for a lot of building, including the present Retreat on the former "Shrublands" property. It was his dream to build the current St Brigid's Church, but regrettably he died before this was realised. By request of the people Alphonsus was buried in the grounds of Marrickville. Alphonsus was born in Fr Casimir McGuire CP ( ). Edward Maguire was born in Nelson, near Windsor NSW in He did his novitiate at Broadway in England. It was not long before he was back in Australia fast developing into the great missioner and preacher that he was. During the First World War Fr Casimir supervised the erection of the new St Brigid's in Marrickville Road on the property known as Shrublands. In commemoration of the establishment of the Australian Passionist Province of the Holy Spirit, Fr Casimir, rector and parish priest had the high Altar erected. In recognition of his services, the superior general of the De La Salle Brothers, made Casimir an honary member of their institute. The present combined school at Marrickville have now be renamed Casimir college after him. Casimir was a teacher before he entered and taught in the schools around the area now known as ACT. He died in 1963, aged 89. Passionists Today Australia New Zealand Papua New Guinea Vietnam

4 Parish Priest Letter 14 February 1917

5 Parish Priest Letter 14 July 1917

6 Fr Francis Clune CP LC MC OBE ( ) Father Francis Clune was descended from the Aughrim Tuohey or Ruan Clunes. He was son of James Clune and his wife Margaret, nee Lynch. He was a younger brother of Archbishop Patrick Joseph Clune of Perth WA. He was born in 1869 and was over 90 years of age when he died in Having attended the National School, he went to Chicago where he became a longshoreman. He attended a business school there where he completed his second-level education. He went to Australia in 1892 on the suggestion of his brother. His first job in Sydney was at Mark Foy s Store, selling ribbons and laces. Meanwhile, Fr Patrick Clune, his brother, had become parish priest of Goulburn. He received a legacy from a parishioner which he partly used for Francis education for the priesthood at Mary s Mount Goulburn. Fr Francis was ordained in 1899 at Goulburn as a Passionist and began his long missionary career. His fame as a missionary became legendary, until in 1909 he was appointed rector and parish priest at St Brigid s Church Marrickville. He remained as parish priest until the outbreak of World War I, when he volunteered as a chaplain and was the first chaplain at Liverpool Camp, and later to the 17th, 18th 19th and 20th Battalions, and also the 2nd Division of the Australian Infantry Forces. He was sent to Gallipoli with the ANZACS and was the last chaplain to leave. From there he was sent to France where his bravery in the front became legendary. Fr Francis was always in the front line with the soldiers. Although a small man in stature, his personality was so great that he was regarded as a giant. He never seemed to tire and fulfilled his priestly ministry despite the worst conditions, weather and battle. He met his brother the Archbishop at Ypres. The Archbishop, who was head chaplain, had come to see matters for himself. His military superiors were continually concerned with keeping him from the dangers of the front lines, as he cared for the troops. He always had some tangible excuse for going to the front line: an important letter or message for someone, while at the same time trying to dodge his superiors who would have sent him back to the rear for his own safety. One on occasion he managed to single-handedly capture six prisoners of war and marched them back to the British lines. Fr Francis was the only one who did not consider himself a hero. The poor fellows wanted help, and they just came along with me, he said. Christmas 1916 at Flanders found Fr Francis buried alive, after the dug-out he was in was demolished by shell fire. When finally rescued, he was more dead than alive, suffering many injuries including blindness to the right eye. He was sent to London to recover, and three months later was back with the troops. This was to be the only time he spent away from the Front. Fr Francis was awarded the Military Cross from George V for gallantry under fire at Bellwards Ridge near Hooge. On 20th September 1917, despite heavy shelling in the open and regardless of his own personal risk, he tended the wounded, caring for them and their needs in a way which inspired confidence during this horrific time. He was mentioned twice in despatches. Many years later, at an ANZAC gathering, an old soldier came to speak to him. Father I have been through Gallipoli with you. I have been through Lone Pine, the Somme and Flanders with you. Father, I would have gone to hell with you. Oh my son, replied Fr Francis, Don t ever say you d goo to hell. Ah, but Father, offered the man, with you there would be no hell. The man just said it all, Fr Francis made the hell and horror of war bearable for the troops in his care, regardless of their beliefs. At the end of World War I, Fr Francis returned to St Brigid s to resume his missionary work. He became Vice Provincial of the Passionists in This was when the Australian Province was detached from the Anglo-Irish Province. Fr Francis was parish priest of St Brigid s from 1928 until Long Bay and Parramatta Gaols became his special care, where once a month he would move among murderers, prostitutes and hardened criminals. Gradually he made the prisoners feel that they were no longer just numbers. He made them feel they were people and they realised that this priest was their friend, a friend who wanted to understand. They knew they could turn to him for help when the time came for them to g out into the world again. Fr Francis gave them faith and hope in their ability to reform by his own staunch faith and by his way of winning men. I found that there was no laughter in prison, so I set out to make them smile. I usually began with a little story or joke. It seemed to break through their reserve. On many occasions, ex-prisoners would stop him in the street to tell him that they had found what he said to be true. He always maintained that there was an element of good in everyone: in some people, it was just a little harder to find. He never hesitated to go to the justice Department, and would achieve a new trial for people whom he was convinced were innocent. On 6th July 1943, Fr Francis celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his Profession as a Passionist and ten years later, on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee, he received the Cross of St Leo from Pope Pius XII. On the celebration of his 60th anniversary of his ordination, he received the OBE from the State Governor, Sir Eric Woodward, presented on behalf of the Crown. During all his years, Fr Francis continued his missions and retreats and because of failing eyesight, he memorised the Mass of Our Lady. He died in 1960.

7 Charles Adolph Jerger ( ) By Peter L'Estrange. This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 9, (MUP), 1983 Charles Adolph Jerger ( ), Catholic priest, was born on 5 January 1869 at St Blasien, Baden, son of Philip Jacob Morlock (d.1869), land surveyor, and his wife Wilhelmina, née Ellenwohn, a Catholic, and was baptised in his father's Evangelical faith. In 1870 or 1871 his mother married John Jerger, born at Niedereschach in They moved about 1875 to Plymouth, England, where Charles was educated at Beaconsfield College, and migrated to Sydney in He finished his schooling at Parramatta, worked in a jeweller's shop at Goulburn and there joined the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Passion on 10 April He made his profession on 9 May 1894 and was ordained priest at Goulburn on 21 May While based at Goulburn and, after April 1915, at Marrickville, Sydney, he preached in many parts of Australia. After a sermon at Marrickville on 24 September 1916 a parishioner officially complained that Jerger had expressed disloyal sentiments calculated to discourage enlistment in the Australian Imperial Force. On investigation by the police he denied making any such statements and visited Melbourne to seek help from Hugh Mahon and explain his position to the minister for defence (Sir) George Pearce. He was interviewed by Major Edmund Piesse, head of military intelligence, and registered as an alien. Jerger had mistakenly believed himself to be a naturalized British subject: but his mother had not been naturalized when a widow and he was not covered by his stepfather's naturalization. Late in 1917 Jerger was again accused of conducting an anti-british campaign and interned on 15 February 1918 under the War Precautions Regulations (1915). The charges against him were never specified. Leading churchmen, especially Archbishops Daniel Mannix and Michael Kelly, made efforts, and the Catholic Federation organized popular agitation, to secure his release; it was opposed by Fr Charles Jerger CP ( ) Protestant groups and the Loyalty League. Patrick Glynn repeatedly brought his case before cabinet and the Department of Defence. At the Holsworthy internment camp (where he was Catholic chaplain) Jerger was aggressive and volatile, claiming that he was persecuted and thwarted. His tactlessness and obstinacy did not help his cause. A stipendiary magistrate, sitting as the Aliens Board, recommended that Jerger's internment be continued. In 1919 the royal commission on the release of internees twice considered Jerger's case and twice reported that the magistrate's decision should be upheld. Cabinet approved and the solicitor-general Sir Robert Garran advised deportation on 29 March In June Garran heard evidence from Fr Jerger, but reported that his attitude was German and that during the war he had expressed his German sympathies. Jerger's counsel Thomas Ryan was not allowed to appear. The failure to examine witnesses heightened the feeling that Jerger had been unfairly treated. Demonstrations were organized and court actions and the threat of strikes were used in an attempt to keep him in the country. The full bench of the High Court of Australia found that he had failed to establish that he was a British subject. John Wren and other supporters unsuccessfully challenged the validity of the War Precautions Act and issued writs of habeas corpus. Jerger had been released on 30 April 1920 but was rearrested on 7 July. He was eventually deported from Adelaide in July. The issue was no longer a simple sectarian dispute: the labour movement protested at the deportation and there were bitter divisions in both Catholic and Protestant groups on the question of Jerger's loyalty and his right to remain in Australia. After his deportation Jerger lived in Holland, Chicago, United States of America (where his brother was a doctor), Dublin and in England at Herne Bay, Kent. He died in London, after an operation, on 11 September 1927 and was buried in the grounds of the Passionist Monastery, Highgate. Select Bibliography E. Scott, Australia During the War (Syd, 1936) P. J. O'Farrell, The Catholic Church and the Community in Australia: A History (Melb, 1977) Parliamentary Debates (Commonwealth), , p 4152 ff, , p 2833 ff, 2918, 3723, 4921 Parliamentary Papers (New South Wales), 1918, 1, p 627 ff Commonwealth Law Reports, 27, 28 Labour History, Nov 1976, no 31 P. L'Estrange, Alien and Alienated: The Case of Charles Jerger (B.A. Hons thesis, University of Melbourne, 1974) PM's correspondence files, items 1920/496, 3319, S.C. H25/1, F42/1, and Attorney- General's Dept, correspondence files, items W8/4[163], [208], and Governor-General's Office, general correspondence, item 1920/1025, and Dept of Defence, general correspondence, MP 367/1, items 512/3/1109, 567/3/3432, 567/8/2239, and Common Law Files, MP 401/1, items CL 1126, 1126A (National Archives of Australia) Passionist Fathers, Archives (Marrickville NSW) Glynn and Hughes and Mahon papers (National Library of Australia). Citation details P. L'Estrange, 'Jerger, Charles Adolph ( )', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, biography/jerger-charles-adolph- 6843/text11851, published first in hardcopy 1983, accessed online 15 September This article was first published in hardcopy in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 9, (MUP), 1983

8 Mary MacKillop & the Passionists Australia's first saint, Saint Mary of the Cross (MacKillop) who was canonised on Sunday October 17, 2010, has a strong connection with the Passionists. The priest who helped Mother Mary MacKillop found the order of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart - Fr Julian Tenison-Woods ( ) joined the Passionist Novitiate at St. Saviour s Retreat, Broadway, Worcestershire in He spent some time after profession in Passionist Monasteries at Aston Hall and The Hyde, but owing to ill-health, and with great regret, he left the Congregation. Fr Julian became a Diocesan priest in Australia and at the age of just 24, he was appointed to the south eastern district of South Australia with Penola as its centre. He became increasingly concerned about the lack of Catholic education in his district and these concerns eventually resulted in the establishment of a school at Penola and to his association with Mary MacKillop; also the purchase of an allotment in Naracoorte (1865) and in assisting with the founding of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (1866). In 1889, Fr Julian was again seriously ill. Mother Mary MacKillop later wrote: On the 6th September, the doctor pronounced the case hopeless, and the Viaticum was administered. The old longing for the Passionist Religious Order which in his youth he had joined, still clung to him; and now, after all these long years, his hope was realised. Father Marcellus CP, at the request of the dying priest, invested him once more in the habit of the Passionists. Early next morning, the longed for end had come; Passionist Provincial Father Marcellus CP was with him at the last and Fr Julian Tenison-Woods passed into eternal life, wearing a Passionist habit. (He died nearly 2 years after the Passionists arrived in Marrickville). At his funeral, Mother Mary MacKillop said that Fr Julian s greatest regret was that he had not been able to continue his religious life as a Passionist. In , Mother Mary MacKillop was in Rome and visited Ss Giovanni e Paolo (Passionist Generalate) several times! In her diary we read of one of these visits: "I was able to hear mass in the Chapel of St Paul of the Cross where, through the kind permission of the Father General, the body of the saint was shown to me. It lay there in its habit, crucifix and beads, and a silver lily of St Joseph in one hand, just as if he was asleep, so tranquil. Father General later gave me a relic containing part of the bone of St Paul of the Cross. I had visited their Generalate several times in my attempts to find priests for Adelaide. I was particularly hopeful that a community of Passionists would be established there, as it might pave the way for Father Woods to join them as he had once tried to do in England. This would have ensured his status among the clergy in Australia". John Ness, Mayor of Marrickville "In 1916 and 1917 Ness made representations to the Department of Defence about disloyal remarks made in a sermon by Fr Jerger. Receiving no response, he raised the matter publicly at the inaugural meeting in February 1918 of the local branch of the exclusively Protestant, Australian Loyalty League. Within a week Jerger was interned." And: "Re-elected for Western Suburbs in 1925, Ness represented Dulwich Hill in and in (for the United Australia Party). He was periodically a councillor of the National Association of New South Wales from Although the Protestant Federation faded after 1925, he continued to denounce Catholics for disloyalty and for dominating the public service and the Labor Party, and attacked convents and monasteries as places of imprisonment. He also interested himself in many local issues, seeking lower taxes, a smaller public service and government regulation of business to prohibit sharp practices." "Places of imprisonment" Ness as the champion of internment camps, imprisonment by another name what a hypocrite. Ness' political program, lower taxes, smaller public services, is reminiscent of the Coalition parties today! Thank You from John Berne School Thank you for the wonderful support from St Brigid s for the John Berne School Immersion Experience in East Timor 2015 Returning home, the memory I shall carry with me is being welcomed by everyone everywhere we went. Jake (13) The experience that has had the greatest impact on me during my time in East Timor was reading to the girls at the orphanage in Venilale because they were so enthusiastic about learning english Tristan (15) The most important thing I have learned from the East Timorese people is that they are very grateful for what they have even though it is not as much as we have in Australia Joe ( 15 ) The difference I think this experience will have on my life is greater gratitude for what I have and an appreciation for basic needs like food, water, shelter Wade (16) From Wade, Joe, Tristan, Jake, Nicole, Grant and Br Mark Source: Mark Lyons, 'Ness, John Thomas ( )', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, published first in hardcopy adb.anu.edu.au/biography/ness-john-thomas-7819

9 Dear Friends I wish to share a beautiful story of a child (J.P.) On Saturday Sept 12, day of the Holy Name of Mary, I went with Fr Rick to do clinics at St Joseph s with the Sisters of Charity, commonly known as the Sisters of Mother Theresa. As usual, when we go to the slum areas, we go by motorbike so to easily make it through traffic. But in this area even the motorbikes have a hard time to get through as the church is in Croix de Bossales, nowadays a street market where people sell their crops occupying every inch of the street in such a way that if you would throw a needle in the air it would never touch the ground on its way down! During the French Colony, this market place was also occupied by people, who were unfortunately sold as slaves. It used to be the slave market. At a certain point we had to get off our motorbikes and, after pushing and elbowing our way through the crowd, we finally arrived at the gate. As we entered the gate, several hundreds of poor people were standing with all kinds wounds and diseases waiting for care. Before starting, the Sisters invited all to say a prayer and then we began visiting, washing, cleaning and bandaging wounds of every kind. Fr Rick spent his whole time especially visiting the children who were most affected by HIC, malaria, malnutrition, tuberculosis, hepatitis. One of them, JP, was totally dehydrated and could barely breathe. I could see Fr Rick s face and the concern in his eyes. As a doctor he thought that J.P wouldn t make it Passionist Missionaries in Haiti Today but as a priest he did not give up hope. He asked one of the Sisters to put in an IV, which was a real challenge as the dehydration was so severe that it seemed impossible to catch his veins. Fr Rick tells me to watch carefully the skill of the Sister. I was impressed not only by her skill inserting the needle in one of the veins on the child s head but especially by her devotion as she was doing it. A devotion to God asking for his assistance, and towards J.P. recognizing how every life is sacred. The same devotion I always saw in these Sisters when they spend their early hours in front of the Blessed Sacrament, I saw now in front of J.P. Once the needle was inserted, Fr Rick asked me to squeeze with all my strength the sack so as to force the fluid as quickly as possible to try to save the child before sending him to St Damien Hospital. Before putting in the second IV, looking at J.P and his father, my heart was broken and I didn t know what to say, so I asked J.P s father if there was anything else I could do. His father asked me: Can you please baptise him?. I was caught by surprise because that was really the only thing I was able to do. I did not hesitate, I took some water in my hands and, after praying with the father and the Sisters, I baptized J.P. It was a very moving moment and my heart quietly shouted out to God: he s not only your creature now, he s your son! Please have mercy. Right after the Baptism, Fr Rick comes back handing over to J.P s father a paper, telling him that there is no time to waste and to run to St Damien s Hospital, but the poor man has no means and it would have taken hours before one of our ambulances could ever get there. So Fr Rick asked Fr Hugo Esparza, a Passionist from Mexico who came to visit, to accompany them to the hospital. Imagine the scene on the motorbike with the driver, the father in the middle holding his son and Fr Hugo holding the IV in the back, going through the crowds on the roads full of holds, garbage and dust. Once finished visiting all the other patients, we headed back to St Damien s early afternoon. I ran into the emergency room to see J.P. and here he is, pale and unconscious. I ask the doctor about his condition, and she said he would probably die in a few hours because he had septicemia. I looked at his father s eyes and I saw a mixture of fear, desperation and loss and again I cried quietly to God: J.P. became your beloved son today, please have mercy! After sunset I went back and before entering I saw the doctor at the desk and before I opened my mouth to ask how J.P. was, she opened her arms and said: He s still alive. I went to his bed and his father was next to it, exhausted and asleep. I quietly touched J.P s hand and he grabbed my finger almost as if he was saying to me: No worries, I hang on and I won t let go. Today J.P is still alive and is now in the malnutrition room recuperating fantastically, and each time I see him, he grabs my finger saying: Hang on and never let go! Enzo del Brocco CP Haiti Christmas Cards & Calendars Christmas cards $6 a packet of 10. Columban Calendars $9 each. Available in the Piety Store.

10 Second Vatican Council Participants Hand Legacy on to New Generation Cindy Wooden of Catholic news Service 5 November 2015 Vatican City (CNS) A group of young adults from North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia received scrolls commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World; dangling from the ribbon around each scroll was a flash drive containing the entire text of the document. At the Vatican Nov. 5, the document was handed on to a new generation by: Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze, 83, a member of the council; Swiss Cardinal Georges Cottier, 93, an expert at the council; Alain Delaunoy, 89, an expert on financial matters at the council; and Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, 90. In his testimony to the young people, Cardinal Montezemolo explained that he was not at the council, but half a world away. He was secretary of the Vatican nunciature in Japan in Just before the third session of the council began that fall, he opened a copy of the Vatican newspaper, L Osservatore Romano, and saw a headline that Blessed Paul VI had decided to name some women as council observers. I remember saying to myself, Now women are even entering the council!' he told the young people in a tone that did not convey complete approval. Then I read the names and the first woman mentioned was my mother! The cardinal said he wrote his mother a letter congratulating her, but adding, I don t know if I should greet you as dear mama or your eminence or most reverend excellency.' Amalia di Montezemolo led an Italian association, made up mostly of widows like herself, who worked with the country s 50 Years After Gaudium et Spes military ordinary providing spiritual and material assistance to members of the military and their families. The cardinal said his mother did not speak much about her experience at the council because she felt bound to secrecy. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace gathered Cardinal Montezemolo and the others as firsthand witnesses to the council and to speak specifically about the pastoral constitution, which is widely known by its Latin title Gaudium et Spes. Their testimony kicked off a two-day meeting of experts in Catholic social teaching and young Catholics to discuss the ongoing relevance of the council document. Oblate Father Andrew Small, director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, told participants that the document presents the church s mission as healing the world s wounds through evangelization and its work for justice and peace. The mission requires recognizing the dignity and responsibility of laypeople, who are called to exercise their vocation in the world, and reading the signs of the times in order to respond to God s call and meet real needs. Cardinal Arinze, who was ordained a bishop in 1965 only two weeks before the start of the council s last session, said his only contribution to Gaudium et Spes was my signature at the end. The document has had a huge influence on the church and its vision of the world, he said. The church s concern for the real world and the concrete situation of human beings flows, as the document said, from the fact that Christ became human and lived in the world. While all are called to use their earthly lives to prepare for life in heaven, the document makes clear that Christians should not be irrelevant citizens of this world, but active participants in making the world a better place, Cardinal Arinze said. Gaudium et Spes also emphasizes how one s temporal duties and duties as a citizen are responsibilities to one s neighbors and to God, the cardinal said. The document insists that laypeople take charge of their specific apostolate of bringing the Gospel to bear on politics, social life and the economy. Laypeople must not expect from their pastors an answer to every question that arises in matters social, political, cultural, he said. The layperson, paying attention to the doctrine of the church and with the aid of the sacraments, takes on his distinctive role or her distinctive role. Cardinal Cottier said the document remains as fresh as it was 50 years ago, calling Catholics to a spirituality that looks for signs of God s presence in the world and ways to bring God s love, justice and healing to situations of confusion, poverty, injustice and conflict. Delaunoy told the young people he sees a remarkable continuity between St. John XXIII and Pope Francis, particularly in their openness to the world and to seeing all people as brothers and sisters. Perhaps the most important impact of the council, he said, was the freedom and responsibility it gave laypeople. Although not all the results have been positive, the church at the Second Vatican Council encouraged all Catholics to pray, to read Scripture, to understand church teaching and to apply it in their lives. When he was growing up, Delaunoy said, you had to obey before understanding or even without understanding. Religion was more a matter of convention than conviction, he said. Today young people are questioning and searching; those who arrive at faith, Delaunoy said, will be better Christians and more able to help the world around them. Commemorate 100 years To celebrate this occasion of the housewarming, we have procured four wines that will be available. These are named after four significant early members of the time. Fr Charles Jerger CP Fr Francis Clune CP Fr Alphonsus Coen CP Fr Casimir McGuire CP Donation is $20 ea, or $75 for four, $110 for six. Coffee Mugs $8.50 ea 2 for $16

11 Information Directory CatholicCare Family Help Line St Brigid s Primary School Casimir Catholic College Catholic Church Marriage Tribunal Baptisms Preparation: 1st Sundays 10am Presentation: 2nd Sunday Masses Baptisms: 3rd & 4th Sundays at 12 noon or at Masses Marriages Preferably 6 months notice Contact: Parish Secretary Pastoral Ministry Contacts: Adult Sacraments Sr Elena Care of Sick & Aged Sr Elena CCD in State Schools Sue King Children s Sacraments Fr John Cultural C tee Maria Barlow-Sawaszenko Ecumenical & Interfaith John McGrath Sr Pat Bowthorpe FMM Family Groups Carole Price Finance C tee Michael Curran Justice & Peace Peter Jennings Liturgical Ministries Fr John, Sr Elena Men s Club: Arthur Kassis, John Skinner, Mick Ward Pastoral Council Paige Bullen, Peter Jennings, Adrian Harverson. Youth & Young Adults: Darren De la Rosa Parish Web Site We have grown in the last few weeks to 920 friends. Tell your friends about us. Can we get to 1000 by Christmas? Liturgical Timetable Mon Fri: Masses: 6.45 am, 9.00 am; Wednesday 7.00 pm Eucharistic Adoration: am. Benediction: 8.45am Public Hols: Mass 9.00am Saturday: Mass 7.30 am; Reconciliation 9-10 am; Marriages 10-3 pm; Reconciliation pm; Mass: 5 pm; & 6.30 pm (Vietnamese) Sunday: Mass at 7.30 am, 9 am, 10.30am (multilingual); 4.30pm (Viet); 6pm Ministry of Care & Support to Aged and Infirm Mass is celebrated monthly in all the Nursing Homes in Marrickville. Communion is taken to sick residents in Nursing Homes & in their homes on a weekly basis, either by Ministers of Care or family members. Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered after Masses on First Fridays, and at the 10am Italian mass on 4th Fridays. Also available on request and recommended before attending hospital for major surgery. Recently Deceased:..Owen Wall. We Remember Anniversaries:. Teodoro Zamora Guerrero; Celina De Freitas; Peter Nguyen Van Chen. Recently Ill:..George Rego; Bernadette Coelho. Parish Collections Counters: This week (16/11) Lea s Team Counters: Next Week (23/11) Lalo/Jim/Maree 7/8 November 1st (Passionists): $ 2,165 2nd (Parish): $ 5,928 Cash & Envelopes:$ 4677 Credit Cards: $ 1,251 1November 1st (Passionists): $ 1,865 2nd (Parish): $ 4,729 CWF Appeal: $2,449 (Levy: $9,000) Mass Texts: Sunday 33 (Yr B) First Reading: Daniel 12: 1-3 Response:..Preserve me, God. I take refuge in you. Second Reading:.Hebrews 10: Gospel: Mark 13: Intercessions Response: Lord, graciously hear us Mass Texts: Christ the King (Yr B) First Reading: Daniel 7: Response: The Lord is King with majesty enrobed. Second Reading: Apocalypse 1:5-8 Gospel: John 18:33-37 Intercessions Response Lord, graciously hear us Sunday Mass Ministries: 33rd Sunday & Christ the King (Year B) Lectors/Commentators Communion Ministers Altar Servers 14/15 November 21/22 November 14/15 November 21/22 November 14/15 November 21/22 November 5 pm Sat Kelelia Apikotoa Yvette Apikotoa Mary Leask Vanessa Penitani Leila Walsh Paul Cloran Jack Houssarini Susie Houssarini Liz Buchel Margaret Dos Santos Samiuela Kula Maty Leask Maria Fuller Liz Carnabuci Paul Hurst Shelley Hopper Leon Tupola Gary Tupola Visesio Siasau Joseph Kula Alycia Young Leon Tupola Gary Tupola Visesio Siasau Joseph Kula Alycia Young 7.30am Sun Elizabeth Delaney SGS Maree Doyle Marg Barrett Pat O Reilly Carolan Ibbotson John Freeman Maria Mansour Marg Barrett Maree Doyle Margaret Kelly Janice Schubach Michael Dillon Michael Dillon 9 am Sun Christina Day Peter Jennings Joseph Tupou ST BRIGID S SCHOOL Sue King George Harb Jim Yeo Antoinette Grigg Francis Seufale Kath Walton Pedro Moreira Diane Moreira Peter Jennings Christina Day Theodore Bullen Adrian Begg Michael Moreira Claude Walton Louis Walton Jacqueline Flett Nicholas Sourlas Xavier Rego Naomi Rego Natasha Rego Olivia Moreira Ivy Bullen Fergus Bullen am Sun Maria Barlow Italian Reader George Harb Bernadette Yammine Italian Reader Kate Johnston Geoffrey Lean Terry Reyes Lope Reyes Maria Necesito Maria Barlow Adrienne Harverson Kate Johnston Frank Wassef Maria Wassef George Harb Albert Naticchia Anthony Naticchia John Dorrington Geoffrey Lean Aldrick De Vera Alfred De Vera James Poonan 6 pm Sun Michael McGrath Jacquei Hicks YOUTH Pei-Pei Coa Lea Paladino Tony Hayek Noeleen Fernandez Ever Landero YOUTH Tony Hayek Tony Hayek

12 Parish Calendar 2015 & Coming Events Passionist Ministries Frs John, Peter, George & Phil St Brigid s. Fr Lex & Peter, Marriages Fr George returns from holidays. 25 Nov: Memorial Mass Our Annual Memorial Mass will be at 7pm. On the night, bring a long stemmed flower to place on the altar rail as the name is called. After Mass, all these flowers will be gathered together in vases for the weekend. 12 Dec: St Brigid s Presents Community Christmas Carols In 3 months we are up on stage once again, and camping on the lawns, celebrating the Songs of Christmas, enjoying some food and refreshments. Please pass the word to friends. We now invite expressions of interest from musicians and performers. Once again our MC is the very talented John Jacobs from Casimir College. 21 Nov: A Celebration of Community. The Gift of Bread Inaugural Gala Dinner (7.30pm) Traditional Italian cuisine, Live Entertainment, Silent Auction, Raffle. Your support will help us buy a much needed commercial van for our bread deliveries. Don t miss out. Limited Seats. Tickets available now. Suggested Donation is $50. It s at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 280 Homer St, Earlwood (Entry via St James Ave) For further details contact: Marcel De Marie Tel: Public Forum: Justice Denied: WW1, the Case of Fr Charles Jerger & Civil Liberties SPEAKERS: Clr Sam Iskandar (Mayor, Marrickville Council), Dr Janice Garaty, Assoc Prof Douglas Newton & Adj Prof Peter Manning WHEN: Sunday 22nd November, 2-4pm WHERE: St Brigid s Church Hall (cnr Marrickville & Livingstone Rds rear of church)) ALL WELCOME Event co-hosted by Gallipoli Centenary Peace Campaign (GCPC) and St Brigid s Parish. Entry: Gold coin donation. Inquiries: Jon or Website: The Conscription Debate in 1915 caused divisions in our new nation. In the midst of this, Fr Charles, a member of our parish staff, was accused of being anti British and a Nazi sympathiser after a sermon in the old St Brigid s Church. Despite the high level of support he received, he was interned at Liverpool and later deported. He was reported to have been an exemplary chaplain there. This talk and discussion will explore issues around the man and the issue of conscription and freedom of speech. Preparing for Christmas at St Brigid s 5th Dec: Boarding Houses Christmas Party will be on Saturday 5th Dec. Boxes will be at the back of the Church for Gifts. Suggestions: Men s T-shirts, socks, toiletries. Women s toiletries and perfume Dec: Vinnies Christmas Appeal. This will be at all Masses. Thank you for the very generous response we usually receive. The donation of non perishable goods is appreciated. Secret Santa (Advent Sundays): We have a number of people who live alone, some with no family. We will have Santa Stockings on the altar rails during Advent into which we can place small items like toiletries, small Christmas Cakes, etc Passionist Ordinations On Saturday 21st November, three Passionists will be ordained deacons for Holy Spirit Province, (AU-NZ-PNG- VN. Erick is the first refugee to join us from Burundi. He came to Australia as a 15 year old. Than and Truc are our first men to be ordained from Vietnam, where they will return to begin their ministry. However, as members of Holy Spirit Province, they may at times be assigned to communities and ministries in our other three countries. Parish Calendar November nd Sunday of the Year CWF Appeal 8 Opening M ville Peace Park Harmony Blacktown 11 Sydney Alliance Council & AGM 14 M ville Sydenham rd Sunday of the Year Centenary Mass for Opening of the Monastery (10.30am) 21 Ordination of three Passionist Deacons (Melb) Gift of Bread Fundraising Earlwood (7.30pm) Set up of the Christmas Crib Feast of Christ the King Boarding House Appeal 24 Pastoral Council 25 Annual Memorial Mass (7pm). Young Men of God (7.30 Annex) 29 1st Sunday of Advent Boarding House Appeal Vinnies Appeal Secret Santa Appeal December 1 Parish Thanksgiving (7-9pm) 4 Men s Club (7.30pm) 5 Boarding House Christmas 6 2nd Sunday of Advent 7 SB School Grad Mass (7pm) 10 SB School Mass (11) 11 Casimir End of Year Mass Deanery Meeting (Priests) rd Sunday of Advent Provincial Council th Sunday of Advent Reconciliation available after Masses 24 Christmas Eve Masses

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