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WEEKEND MASS

29th March, 2020

MASS READINGS

  • A reading from the prophet Ezekiel                      Ez 37:12-14

    The Lord says this: I am now going to open your graves; I mean to raise you from your graves, my people, and lead you back to the soil of Israel. And you will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and raise you from your graves, my people. And I shall put my spirit in you, and you will live, and I shall resettle you on your own soil; and you will know that I, the Lord, have said and done this – it is the Lord who speaks.

    The word of the Lord

  • Responsorial Psalm                                  Ps 129. R. v.7

     (R.) Be merciful O Lord, for we have sinned.               

     

    1. Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,

    Lord, hear my voice!

    O let your ears be attentive

    to the voice of my pleading. (R.)

    1. If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,

    Lord, who would survive?

    But with you is found forgiveness:

    for this we revere you. (R.)

    1. My soul is waiting for the Lord,

    I count on his word.

    My soul is longing for the Lord

    more than watchman for daybreak.

    (Let the watchman count on daybreak

    and Israel on the Lord.) (R.)

    1. Because with the Lord there is mercy

    and fullness of redemption,

    Israel indeed he will redeem

    from all its iniquity. (R.)

  • A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans       Rom 8:8-11

    People who are interested only in unspiritual things can never be pleasing to God. Your interests, however, are not in the unspiritual, but in the spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his home in you. In fact, unless you possessed the Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him. Though your body may be dead it is because of sin, but if Christ is in you then your spirit is life itself because you have been justified; and if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you.

    The word of the Lord

  • Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!

    I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord;

    whoever believes in me will not die for ever.

    Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!

  • A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 

  •  Jn 11:3-7. 17. 20-27. 33-45

    The sisters Martha and Mary sent this message to Jesus, ‘Lord, the man you love is ill.’ On receiving the message, Jesus said, ‘This sickness will end not in death but in God’s glory, and through it the Son of God will be glorified.’

    Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus, yet when he heard that Lazarus was ill he stayed where he was for two more days before saying to the disciples, ‘Let us go to Judaea.’

    On arriving, Jesus found that Lazarus had been in the tomb for four days already. When Martha heard that Jesus had come she went to meet him. Mary remained sitting in the house. Martha said to Jesus, ‘If you had been here, my brother would not have died, but I know that even now, whatever you ask of God, he will grant you.’ ‘Your brother’ said Jesus to her ‘will rise again.’ Martha said, ‘I know he will rise again at the resurrection on the last day.’ Jesus said:

    ‘I am the resurrection and the life.

    If anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live,

    and whoever lives and believes in me

    will never die.

    Do you believe this?’

    ‘Yes, Lord,’ she said ‘I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who was to come into this world.’ Jesus said in great distress, with a sigh that came

 

Fr Stan writes  . . .

Dear Holy Spirit Parish Family

The new ‘Stage 1’ Government restrictions require all places of worship to close effective from midday Monday 23rd March 2020. Therefore, ALL Masses in the parish will now be suspended until further notice. In practical terms this means:

  • NO Weekend Masses (Saturday 5pm; Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am & 5pm)
  • NO Daily Masses
  • NO Weekly Devotions
  • NO Sacrament of Reconciliation

Fr George, Fr Anthony and I will continue to offer private daily Mass and the Sunday Mass will be streamed online on our Parish Website and our social media platforms YouTube Channel and Facebook page, for you to participate at home, remember to SUBSCRIBE and activate the notification bell to receive automatically the latest updates from us, don’t forget to share online our social media platforms including the twitter account.  Please, remember that the Archbishop has dispensed the faithful from Sunday Mass obligations.

The Parish Office will remain open as per usual until we are instructed otherwise.  We will continue to update you with any developments, and also by sending you an electronic weekly parish bulletin online and by SMS message, send us your email address at parish@holyspiritnorthryde.org.au and your phone number.

Not tech savvy? give us a call, our parish office will do their best to assist you over the phone with setting up an email account and joining our social media.

We are deeply aware that this is a concerning time for our parish community and nation, though we ask that you continue to join us in prayer to pray for all those suffering and lives that are impacted by this pandemic.

May St Michael continue to watch over us with His protection and bless you all always.

Fr Stan Kluk CSMA

PARISH PRIEST

Pastoral Letter to the Clergy and Faithful of the Archdiocese of Sydney

23rd March 2020

Read more about latest restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.