The 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Year A ~ 17th September, 2017




 Catholic Social Services Sunday, 17 September 2017


The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved,
forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel.

Pope Francis: The Joy of the Gospel # 114

Getting involved

Catholic Social Services Victoria and its members welcome your involvement and support –
we rely on many individuals and organisations, including parishes and other parts of the
Church with your interest, prayer and practical support.

Our forty-nine member organisations are listed on our website.

There are so many ways to get engaged:

• Volunteer in a wide variety of service areas and locations

• Become a donor or sponsor of our member organisations

• Tap into our Welcome the Asylum Seeker Parish Support Program

• Become an associate member of CSSV, or contribute to the trust fund that supports our work

Contact us:

PO BOX 146, East Melbourne VIC 8002

Phone: (03) 9287 5566




: Patty Mullins, Antonia Callus, Gisela Bruni, Jim Barron, Austin Yeomans,
Noel Boyer, Len Bennet and Suny Oribello

Recent Deaths : Father Tom Carra
Anniversaries: Monique Bowe, Timothy Callus, Bill Wilson and Frank McCarthy

Please note: Particular names of the sick will be placed in the bulletin and prayers of the
faithful for one month after which a new request (in writing) will need to be made.
Remember, we pray for ALL the sick at every Mass.

Our combined Parishes Vision

We, the family of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish and St Mary Magdalen Parish are people of God,
loved unconditionally by God. We are called into a communion of life and love with Jesus Christ, who
impels us to deepen our relationship with each other and with all people without distinction or
favouritism. We are inspired by the Holy Spirit of God to use our gifts in the service of others and as
stewards of creation.
We are committed to the protection of all children, young and vulnerable people. Their inherent dignity
is respected and nurtured within our safe parish environs as their fundamental right. This is
particularly so for the most vulnerable children, including Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander children,
children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with a disability.

General Catholic / Diocesan News

For daily updated News and articles of general interest you might like to visit
which is the web site of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne .

Child Safety

Our parishes now have a dedicated phone number for your use if you have any
concerns regarding the safety of children or vulnerable people in our communities.
This number is 0478 850 754. Our Child safety Officer is Ben Donnelly. Our policies are accessible
on the combined parishes' web page. Our team members are now contacting any volunteers of
either parish for whom we seem not to have record of a Working with Children check.
A team member will then assist you in applying for this necessary check.
Our team is: Ben Donnelly, Peta Weston, Norm Prest & Kate Tripodi


Calendar of Upcoming Parish Meetings and Events for September, 2017
19 Tues   6.00 pm Reflective Labyrinth Walk (OLR Church grounds)
20 Wed   Noon Arrival of our new Parish Priest, Fr Declan O'Brien
26 Tues   9.30 am & 7.00 pm Baptism preparation meeting (Parish Centre)
27 Wed   7.00 pm Combined Parishes Finance C'tee meeting (Parish Centre)


Permanent Parish Contact details
Office hours for the Parish Pastoral and Administration Center are Tues to Fri from 10.00am
to 4.00pm. Phone 5422 1260
For urgent matters Fr Joe can be contacted 24/7 on 5422 1608.


Welcome, Fr Declan O'Brien

This Wednesday sees the hand over of the role of Parish Priest from Fr Joe Ruys to Fr Declan
O'Brien. In anticipation we offer a warm welcome to Fr Declan and pray that his time with
our communities will be richly blessed.

Father Joe's Farewell

As we are all aware Fr Joe will be leaving us in September and going back to Peru. His farewell
Masses will be celebrated at 5.00pm on Sunday 17th in Trentham and 10.30am on Sunday
24th of September in Kyneton. This Mass will also be a great opportunity of giving a warm
welcome to Fr Declan O'Brien, our incoming Parish Priest of our two parish communities.
The Mass Kyneton Mass will be followed by a gathering in the parish hall, it would be very much
appreciated if as a Parish Community we can send Fr Joe off in style—so we are asking for all of
us to bring along a plate of food to share, and to give you a little help maybe surnames A-L please
bring something savoury and those M-Z something sweet. This is just a suggestion , please feel
free to bring what you want. Items can be left at the Hall prior to Mass, please mark your plates
clearly and pick them up after we finish. The kitchen will be in need of help, so if you can
spare 10 or 15mins on Sunday it would be appreciated. Please contact the Parish Office if you
can 54221262.


Fr Joe's on-going contact

Quite some number of people have asked how contact might be made with Fr Joe into the future
when he is working in Peru. Fr Joe's whereabouts will always be known at the Columban Mission
Society, Woodland St, Strathmore, contact and bank account details will be available through
our combined parishes' office and email contact may be made through his current email


Mass on Wed

Next Wednesday's Mass (20th Sept) will be held at 9.00 am in OLR Church. All Welcome


WE CARE is ready and willing to help YOU or people you know in many ways:
transport assistance/weekly shopping/visits to doctors or hospital; friendly visiting; lovely
cooked meals; minor home maintenance etc.

Give us a call if we can HELP! 
Liz 0424 259 500 / Dorothy 0411 454 258 .



The Spring edition of Australian Catholics is now available (free) at the rear of the Church.
Please feel free to take a copy.


Letter Box 12
With early morning communication on the train, on the way to work in Melbourne,
from a Parishioner to a non– Parishioner, the letter box has found it's way back home.


A Final Word

As this weekend marks my final weekend as Parish Priest of our combined parishes of St Mary
Magdalen, Trentham and Our Lady of the Rosary, Kyneton; I would like to express a few words
of appreciation to all of you who have shaped the life of these faith communities during my few
years with you. After a tentative beginning with you all I have felt nothing but amazing support
and encouragement from the communities. We have been able to pray and work together,
to celebrate the Eucharist regularly as the centre of our lives as followers of Christ, and even
share a few cups of coffee and tea on the journey. Thank you for all you have given me.

It would be arrogant to think that we have always seen eye to eye on every matter and so I would
also like to offer my sincere apologies to those I have offended, excluded, or in any way hurt
during my time with you. I hope this hurt is minor and outweighed by the good we have been
able to offer each other.

Our parish communities are blessed with so many people who contribute so much to the living
of the Gospel in our area. Despite the many other forces in our lives pushing and pulling us in so
many directions, we have so many volunteers, school staff, people who remember others in their
prayer all contributing together to allow the Body of Christ to life in our wider community.

Thank you to you all; may God bless you in whatever the future might hold for you.

Fr Joe Ruys


Asylum Seekers Deserve Better

In a media statement, the Chairman of the Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life said
asylum-seekers who remained in “offshore processing in Papua New Guinea and Nauru,
attempting to come to Australia for safety and a better life, deserve better.”
Bishop Brady referred to the statement made by Filippo Grandi, United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees, who said on Monday that "Australia's policy of offshore processing in
Papua New Guinea and Nauru … has caused extensive, avoidable suffering for far too long".
“People seeking asylum are often vulnerable members of our global community," Bishop Brady
said. "It is imperative that they are treated humanely with options for settlement in safe countries
and where no one is sent to a country or place where they may face further persecution.
“Australia, if it is to be committed to its international obligations, must work with countries in
the region and non-government organisations to ensure the safety of those seeking asylum in our


This information Sunday, promoted by Catholic Social Services Victoria, provides an opportunity
for parish communities to reflect on our own response to the Gospel call to compassionate service
to those who are poor, marginalised or excluded of our society. It is also a time for the wider
church community to give thanks for the social service work being carried out by Church
agencies and parishes on behalf of the Church as a whole.


3 rd Sunday Food Donations
This weekend we have the opportunity of supporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees with our
practical support of food donations. Especially needed is: black tea in bags, healthy breakfast
cereal, tinned fish in oil, coconut cream, basmati rice, tinned tomatoes, tinned chickpeas,
shampoo, honey, pots & pans in good condition. Thankyou for your support.

Combined Parishes Major Raffle and Kyneton Carnival Raffle Books:

Can all Raffle Books sold or unsold be returned to the Parish Centre this week,
the very last chance for your tickets to be included in the draw will be before the Masses next
weekend. Thanks and please support this Parish initiative. Raffle drawn at Fr Joe's farewell
celebrations Sunday 24th September.


Let your MPs know your views about euthanasia & physician assisted suicide
It is vitally important that our members of parliament (both those in the lower and upper houses)
hear the public's view about the impending euthanasia and physician assisted suicide legislation.
Contact your member of parliament by writing them a letter or visiting them in person. To find
your local MPs visit: To find out more about the issue,
contact the Life, Marriage & Family Office on 9287 5587 / or


The August edition of MELBOURNE CATHOLIC is now available at the rear of the church.
Cost: $4.00


We all have the right to receive good palliative care at the end of life
Every person has the right to receive good palliative care at the end of life. As palliative care
doctors recently wrote: “Good palliative care helps patients and families avoid both
overtreatment and neglect of treatment. It enhances patient autonomy and decision-making
capacity by improving symptom control and empowering patients to participate in their care.
It is illogical and immoral to even consider euthanasia legislation before ensuring there is
universal access to palliative care.” To find out more about the issue, contact the
Life, Marriage & Family Office on 9287 5587 / or

Cooks Who Care

The 'Cooks Who Care' freezer is full of meals for families or individuals. If you know anyone
with a new baby or not feeling well or someone for whom a prepared meal could make a
difference then please get in touch with the parish office on: 5422 1261

Ramp entrance
Some parishioners may not be aware that OLR, Kyneton Church has a ramp entrance at the
front south east corner. People assisting a person in need are encouraged to open these doors to
avoid having to climb the front door step.


occurs during 10.30am Mass in Kyneton on all Sundays during school term.

Children's Liturgy Roster:
1st Sunday - Helen Brown
2nd Sunday - Michael O'Sullivan
3rd Sunday - Josie Rutledge
4th Sunday - Breanna Sandercock

CHILDREN'S LITURGY occurs regularly during 8.30am Mass in Trentham.
## If there are any Parishioners interested in helping with the Children's Liturgy,
please contact the parish office on 5422 1261


Next week's rosters :23rd 24th September 2017


Sat 6.00pm

In Kyneton

Sun 8.30am

In Trentham

Sun 10.30am

In Kyneton

Lectors :


Sr Madeline

Martin Bourke



Mary Walsh


Margaret Lynch

Gerry Leahy




Paul Ruff

Norm Prest

Kerri Ruff


Curtis Sinatra

Jim Sinatra


Aileen Riordan

Ben Donnelly

Gabriella Donnelly

Procession of Gifts:

Peter Butterworth

Pat Butterworth


B. Walsh

Kath Morrison


Mary Beattie

Trish Bowe


Welcome Before Mass:

Anne McCarthy


Moira Bourke


Brian Donovan

Carmel Donovan



Altar Linen Trentham

 Altar Linen Kyneton

Kath Morrison


Peta Weston


Flowers Trentham

Flowers Kyneton
21st September

Moira Bourke

M. Dorey
Dot Walsh



Every Tuesday        Old Time Dancing, St Mary's Hall, Hutton Street, Kyneton @ 7.00 - 10.00pm
First Tuesday monthly      Euchre RSL Kyneton 1.30pm free entry, afternoon tea provided
Contact: Irene Marshall 5422 2204
First Friday monthly      Trentham Film Society at Trentham Neighbourhood Centre @ 7.30pm
First Saturday monthly      Community Market at Trentham Neighbourhood Centre in the
Second Saturday monthly
   Kyneton Farmers Market at St Paul's Park, Piper Street
@ 8.30am - 1.00pm
Fourth Sunday monthly      Trentham Market at Historical Railway Grounds, Victoria Street,
Last Friday monthly      Irish Night at Trentham Hotel
Last Sunday monthly      Albion Hotel Mollison Street Kyneton ~ Irish Afternoon 2-6pm


Become a Part of the PARISH SUPPORT PROGRAM to help your Parish Grow.

We thank most sincerely all Parishioners who contribute to the Parish Support Program.
Your ongoing commitment and contribution assists the responsible budgeting for the operating
expenses of the Parishes (wages, rates, electricity, building maintenance, etc) as well as pastoral
planning for Parish growth (faith education, sacramental preparation, resources, etc).
To obtain Parish Support Program envelopes, please complete this form and place on the
Collection Plate (please print clearly), or contact the Parish Office on 5422 1261.


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