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  • THE BULLETIN ST THERESA’S PARISH

    MISSION STATEMENT St Theresa’s Catholic Parish is a vibrant, inclusive and welcoming community committed to living and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

    Under our baptismal mission and inspired by the Spirit we are bread for one another and nourished we reach out to make a difference in the world.

    Saint Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church

    Course Credit:

    Two teachers were assigned to teach a history course for high school juniors. The

    course was required for graduation—which meant having students in the class

    who didn’t want to be there.

    At the first class meeting, one teacher began by making clear to students that the

    course was required for graduation and warned that failing the course would mean

    having to make it up in summer school. She stressed the impact this course would

    have on their college applications. She then geared the whole course toward

    passing the final exam and preparing them for the social studies section of the

    SATs.

    But the second teacher took an entirely different approach. On the first day, she

    talked about how we “learn” from history and how we then “live” our own

    histories. She shared with the students how her own study of history had affected

    the decisions she made in her life and how their study of history in the year ahead

    would help them deal with the issues they will face as adults. She guided them in

    applying the events and developments they studied to the present and dared them

    to imagine the future implications. The class discussions and exams challenged

    students to see the connections between the past and present and the present and

    future—their future.

    The students in both classes passed the course and fulfilled the requirements for

    the transcripts. But only one class actually learned something, coming away with a

    new appreciation of history.

    True authority is propelled by persuasion, not coercion; effective leadership is a

    matter of articulating a shared goal rather than warning of the consequences of

    failure. Jesus’ ”authority” inspires rather than enforces; he sees his call to

    “lead” as a trust, as a responsibility to serve others by revealing the God who

    calls us to compassion and mercy for the sake of his kingdom or peace, instead of

    a God of judgment and vengeance. May we seek to possess the authority of the

    Gospel Jesus: to become men and women of empathy, compassion and selflessness

    for those we are called to teach, to guide and to serve.

    From connections; January 2012

    RECENTLY DECEASED: Tyrone Ole

    HEALING FOR:

    Parishioners: Len Pauli

    Elaine Chippendale.

    Raymond Saad

    Enrico Marsili (Raul Ruffini’s nephew)

    Tonino Ciminari (Raul Ruffini’s nephew)

    Barry Doyle (Mary Wagner’s brother)

    John Gagen (Peter Kenny’s brother-in-law)

    Indiana Harman (Ray Taylor’s granddaughter)

    Denise Drummond (Pat Cartwright’s niece)

    Louis Gandini (Lina Pervan’s brother)

    Connie Bamgart (Lina Pervan’s friend)

    Elaine Dillon (Vivienne Price’s mother)

    Steve Brown (Pauline Frederick’s friend)

    Pamela Dyson (Sandra Madden’s sister)

    Denise Hodgson (Kathy Humphreys’ sister)

    Br Tom Hickey (former Marist Brother in the Diocese)

    Patricia Jenkins (Thel Jelley’s cousin)

    Noela Jenkins (Thel Jelley’s cousin)

    Dawn Purcell (Kay Connor’s friend)

    Pauline Curran (Pat Preece’s sister)

    Ian Bressow (Daphney Butler’s nephew)

    Roslyn Morton (Patrick’s sister)

    Simon Riethmuller (Shirley’s son)

    Joan Mitchell (Elizabeth Dredge’s mother)

    Max Shearer (9yr old - grandson of Tom &

    Judy Shearer)

    Flora Weaver (Helen McNaught’s sister in law)

    John Mullen (Helen McNaught’s nephew)

    Karen Guyett (Pat Davey’s Sister)

    Brian Davey (Denis Davey’s brother)

    Fay Mogg (Daphne Butler relative)

    Lyn Bailey (Kerry’s mum)

    Chrissy Sharpe (Jan Ede’s Daughter)

    Kelly Ede (Jan Ede’s Daughter-in-law)

    ANNIVERSARIES: Patti Brady Elizabeth Long

    Helen Richards Marcia Arnold

    John Cartwright Tony Arday

    Kath Mulheron

    1st February, 2015, The 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

  • Just as the organic unity existing among the virtues means that no one of

    them can be excluded from the Christian ideal, so no truth may be denied.

    The integrity of the Gospel message must not be deformed. What is more,

    each truth is better understood when related to the harmonious totality of the

    Christian message; in this context all of the truths are important and

    illumine one another. When preaching is faithful to the Gospel, the

    centrality of certain truths is evident and it becomes clear that Christian

    morality is not a form of stoicism, or self-denial, or merely a practical

    philosophy or a catalogue of sins and faults. Before all else, the Gospel

    invites us to respond to the God of love who saves us, to see God in others

    and to go forth from ourselves to seek the good of others. Under no

    circumstance can this invitation be obscured! All of the virtues are at the

    service of this response of love. If this invitation does not radiate forcefully

    and attractively, the edifice of the Church’s moral teaching risks becoming a

    house of cards, and this is our greatest risk. It would mean that it is not the

    Gospel which is being preached, but certain doctrinal or moral points based

    on specific ideological options. The message will run the risk of losing its

    freshness and will cease to have “the fragrance of the Gospel”.

    PARISH MASSES

    St Theresa’s Parish

    READINGS INFORMATION

    MON NO MASS

    TUE NO MASS

    WED 9AM MASS

    THU NO MASS

    FRI 9AM MASS

    SAT 6pm VIGIL MASS

    SUN 9.30am MASS

    RECONCILITATION IS AVAILABLE

    B E F O R E M A S S O R B Y

    APPOINTMENT

    FEBURARY

     Sun 1st:

    Liturgy Meeting 10.35am

    Parish Council Formation 2pm

    Parish Council first meeting

    4pm.

     Tues 3rd

    Care and Concern Meeting

    9.30am Parish Centre

     Every Tue:

    St Vincent de Paul St Theresa’s

    Conference, 4pm 4636 0461

     First and Third Tue:

    Holy Angels Conference

    4635 3778

     First Wed:

    Parish morning tea at 9.45am,

    Park House Cafe

     Second Sun:

    Mad Toowoomba Group from

    7pm at Anthony’s Parish

    Centre. (Grade 7-12 people)

    DIARY DATES THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL POPE FRANCIS 39

    First Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20

    I will put my words into the prophet’s

    mouth and he will tell them all I

    command.

    Responsorial Psalm: Ps 94:1-2.6-9

    If today you hear God’s voice, harden

    not your hearts.

    Second Reading. Corinthians 7:32-35

    The unmarried woman dedicates herself

    to the things of the Lord, that she might

    be holy.

    Alleluia! Alleluia!

    A people in darkness have seen a great

    light; a radiant dawn shines on those lost

    in death.

    Alleluia!

    Gospel: Mark 1:21-28

    This is a new kind of teaching that

    speaks with authority.

    Next week’s readings:

    Job7:1-4. 6-7; 1Cor 9:16-19.22-23

    Mk 1:29-39

    If you are a new parishioner

    please write your name and

    contact in our ‘Welcome Book’

    in the foyer.

    Our family data base is currently

    out of date. Forms are available

    in the foyer for you to complete

    so we can update our system.

    Thank you!!

    CONSOLATION QUOTES

    Those we love remain with us,

    for love itself lives on, and

    cherished memories never fade,

    even though the loved one is

    gone.

    Infant and Child Baptism

    Baptisms are celebrated on the second and fourth

    Sundays of the month, either during Mass

    (9.30am) or after Mass (11am).

    Parents are asked to call the parish office to

    arrange a Baptism at least one month in advance

    so you can attend a formation held on the fourth

    Wednesday of the month from 10am.

  • St Theresa’s Parish

     The QUESTIONNAIRE COMMISSIONED by

    the Diocesan Youth Ministry Office is to assist with

    plans for 2015 and into the future the co-ordination

    of its Ministry to Young People.

    You are invited to participate by responding to this

    survey. Online survey responses are due no later

    than Friday 6 February.

    To access the online survey open this link: https://

    www.surveymonkey.com/s/YouthMinistry2015

    More information is available on our noticeboard in

    the foyer.

     Toowoomba Refugee & Migrant Support

    (TRAMS) needs your help! Volunteers are urgently

    needed in and out of work hours for a range of

    activities: Childcare, English Cla