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Catholic Parish of St. Canice We acknowledge the Gadigal people, the traditional custodians on whose land this Church was built.

8th April 2012 Parish Directory St Canice Parish

Easter Sunday Our Easter Hope

28 Roslyn Street, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011 Phone: 9358 5229 Fax: 9358 3170 Parish email: Parish Priest Chris Jenkins, S>J> Parish Secretary Elizabeth Strutt Director Jesuit Mission Phil Crotty SJ Director JRS Aloysious Mowe SJ Associate Director JRS Dr Maryanne Loughry RSM Jesuit Mission (National Office) Jesuit Refugee Service—Australia

RESURRECTION                                                                                            Piero  della  Francesca    1463 Mass Times Sunday– 8:30am & 10:30am Tuesday to Friday– 7:00am Saturday– 19.00am Vigil- 6:00pm Public Holidays– 9:00am R e c o n c i l i a t i o n Before Vigil & Sunday masses or on request Anointing Healing Mass 11:00am - First Friday of each month otherwise by request

Our week  of  pageantry,  ceremony,  drama  and  song  has  ended  here,  at  the   empty  tomb.      It  is  a  peculiar  ending  to  the  passion  of  the  week.      A  hollow   place,  not  much  to  see.      Truthfully,  there  is  nothing  there.      The  body  of  Jesus   is  gone.      But  the  wrappings  are  there. Appearances  will  follow.      Magnificent  reunions,  tearful  embraces,  and  shared   meals  as  of  old.      But  in  this  hour,  with  only  a  tomb  for  testimony,  the  disciples   believe. This  is  the  Easter  faith,  the  hope  that  arises  out  of  empty  places,  evidenced  by   no  more  than  a  cloth  laid  aside.        Happy  indeed  are  those  who  have  not  seen   and  have  believed. Our  East  hope  contains  a  commissioning:  to  spread  the  Good  News  to  the   ends  of  the  earth. May  Christ  arise  in  us  this  season,  in  our  community,  our  families;;  may  his   spirit  of  hope  enliven  us  and  send  us  out.

Entrance Antiphon The Lord has indeed risen, alleluia. Glory and kingship be his for ever and ever. Entrance Song No 361 (Gather) Jesus Christ Is Risen Today Opening Prayer Let us pray ( on this Easter morning for the life that never again shall see darkness). God our Father, creator of all, today is the day of Easter joy. This is the morning on which the Lord appeared to his followers who had begun to lose hope and opened their eyes to what the scriptures foretold: that first he must die, and then he would rise and ascend into his Father’s glorious presence. May the risen Lord breathe on our minds and open our eyes that we may know him in the breaking of bread, and follow him in his risen life. First Reading Acts 10:34. 37-43 Peter began  to  speak  to  those  assembled  in  the  house  of  Cornelius.  “you  know  the  message  God  sent  to  the  people  of   Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how  he  went  about  doing  good  and  healing  all  who  were  oppressed  by  the  devil,  for  God  was  with  him.  “We  are  wit-­ nesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses,  and  who  ate  and  drank  with  him  after  he  rose  from  the  dead.  “He  commanded  us  to  preach  to  the  people  and   to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone  who  believes  in  him  receives  forgiveness  of  sins  through  his  name.” Response 8:30am This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. Response 6:00pm & 10:30pm Psalm 71 (Gather) Let Us Rejoice Second Reading Colossians 3:1-4 If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. Gospel Acclamation 8:30am Alleluia, alleluia! Christ has become our paschal sacrifice; let us feast with joy in the Lord. Alleluia! Gospel Acclamation/ Response Gospel John 20: 1-9 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and  said  to  them,  “They  have  taken  the  Lord  out  of    the  tomb  and  we  do  not  know  where  they  have  laid  him.”  Then   Peter and the other disciples set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He net down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went in to the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there and the cloth  that  had  been  on  Jesus’  head,  not  lying  with  the  linen  wrappings  but  rolled  up  in  a  place  by  itself.  Then  the  other   disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Offertory Hymn No 355 (Gather) In Remembrance of You.

Communion Antiphon Christ has become our paschal sacrifice; let us feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, alleluia! Communion Reflection No 360 (Gather) Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks Reccessional:

Let Us Pray For: Recently Deceased: Mark Mummery, Ellen Lawler, Edith Alma Lewelle (Alma), Maria Cunningham RSC Anniversaries: Margaret Wales  King  and  her  husband,  Paul  King. Recently 1ll: Jenny Monckton, Susan Proctor, Ray McInerrey, Julie-Anna Ford, Nathan Garth, Jeffery Sharp, Ann Marie Streda, Genevieve Beard Margaret Greentree, Virginia Managle (Corry), Fr. Adrian Lyons SJ, Sr Mary Brennan RSCJ, betty Lorraine Hansen, Barbara Stein, Peter Costs, Ranaya Redmond, William Charles, Laura Figueroa, Peter Dunstan, Thomas Hemeera, Sally Maizey, Lisa Dowling, Michael cBarrett Next Weeks Readings: First Reading: Acts 4: 32-35 Second Reading: 1 John 5: 1-6 Third Reading: John 20: 19-31

April 14—15

Vigil 6pm




G. Losurdo

A. Hurst

S. Barnes


J Higgins

A. Weels

M.  Woodburne

As available Ministers  of  the                       Eucharist

As Availa-­ G.  Brennan ble P.  Brennan B.  Clulow T.  Hunt



Roster for Eucharistic Celebrations



Parish of  St  Canice,  Elizabeth  Bay

No 352 (Gather) By Your Kingly Power, O Risen Lord..

Parish Notices


Project Lorosae began with a visit to the parish of Railaco, East Timor by four parishioners in January 2004. They recognised the need for education, medical assistance and for a food programme. Consequently the parish established three projects: A mobile medical clinic Support for the secondary school A feeding programme for the students Each year at Easter we ask for support for our projects in East Timor. All donations are fully tax deductible and we rely on your generosity. PROJECT COMPASSION Please return your donations for Project Compassion in the next couple of weeks.

I.T. SUPPORT IN THE PARISH OFFICE. Can you assist? The Pastoral Council needs help with its IT management and development capability as it up-dates and improves the performance of this capability. Parishioners or friends of the parish who are qualified and willing to assist with management of a typical database, our website and routine Weekly Bulletin publishing and communication activity – as well as a potential foray into social media – are invited to express their interest. Our needs are fairly straightforward and we do have access to professional technical support for complex issues. It is maintaining records and managing content that are our principal interests. Ideally we'd like to have people contribute to this important parish capability on a regular basis and over a reasonable length of time. We envisage a relatively light workload, and are flexible as to work times. If you have the skills, interest and time we would love to hear from you. Please contact Elizabeth bat the Parish Office on 9358 5229, or via email


Our week of pageantry, ceremony, drama and song has ended here, at the empty tomb. It is a peculiar ending to the passion of the week. A hol...