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  • Liturgy of

    the Word

    Easter Sunday

    First Reading A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 10:34, 37-43 We have eaten and drunk with him after his res-urrection from the dead. Peter addressed Cornelius and his household: You must have heard about the recent happen-ings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil. Now I, and those with me, can witness to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and in Jerusalem itself: and also to the fact that they killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet three days afterwards God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen, not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those wit-nesses we have eaten and drunk with him af-ter his resurrection from the dead and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to tell them that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead. It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name. The Word of the Lord Responsorial Psalm (R.) This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. 1. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end. Let the sons of Israel say: His love has no end. (R.) 2. The Lords right hand has triumphed; his right hand raised me up. I shall not die, I shall live and recount his deeds. (R.) 3. The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone. This is the work of the Lord, a marvel in our eyes. (R.)

    Second Reading A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Colos-sians Col 3:1-4

    Look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is. Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at Gods right hand. Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hid-den with Christ in God. But when Christ is re-vealed and he is your life you too will be re-vealed in all your glory with him.

    The Word of the Lord

    Gospel Acclamation

    1 Cor 5:7-8 Alleluia, alleluia! Christ has become our paschal sacrifice;

    let us feast with joy in the Lord. Alleluia!


    A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark 6:1-7

    When the sabbath was over, Mary

    of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices with which to go

    and anoint him. And very early in the morn-ing on the first day of the week they went to the tomb, just as the sun was rising.

    They had been saying to one another, Who will roll away the stone for us from the en-trance to the tomb? But when they looked

    they could see that the stone which was very big had already been rolled back. On

    entering the tomb they saw a young man in a white robe seated on the right hand side, and they were struck with amazement. But he

    said to them, There is no need for alarm. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was

    crucified: he has risen, he is not here. See, here is the place where they laid him. But you must go and tell his disciples and Peter,

    He is going before you to Galilee; it is there you will see him, just as he told you. The Gospel of the Lord

    The scriptural quotations are taken from the Lectionary for Mass, Copyright 1970,

    1986, 1992, 1998, 2001 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; All rights reserved.

    The English translation of the Psalm Responses, the Alleluia and Gospel Verses, and the Lenten Gospel Acclamations, and the Titles, Summaries, and Conclusion of the Readings,

    from the Lectionary for Mass 1997, 1981, 1968, International Committee on English in

    Sunday of the Resurrection 5 April 2015 SUNDAY: 8:30am, 10:00am. Children Liturgy during school term MONDAY: 7:00am, 9:30am (Public Holidays) TUESDAY: 8:00am Adoration 9.15am Mass WEDNESDAY: 7:00am THURSDAY: 9:15am FRIDAY: 8:00am Adoration, 9.15am Mass SATURDAY: 9:00am (Adoration and Reconciliation after Mass) 5:00pm (Vigil Mass) SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturday: 9:30-10:00am; 4:25-4:50pm

    Liturgy Times

    Regina Coeli Parish

    Pastoral Team: Fr Paul Smithers [email protected] Twitter: @frpaulsmithers Fr Peter Kwak Deacon Frank Zacka Parish Office Address: 2 Yarallah Place Beverly Hills Postal Address: PO Box 100 Beverly Hills NSW 2209 Telephone: 02 9554 8155 Email: [email protected] Web: reginacoeliparish.org.au

    1 | Welcome to Regina Coeli Catholic Church

    Dear Friends,

    Easter is a celebration not of the emptiness

    of the tomb but of the content of that tomb: its

    main content is, We too will rise again as Jesus

    rose. Over the mausoleum that holds the mortal

    remains of Queen Victoria and those of her

    husband are inscribed the words: Here at last I

    will rest with thee, and with thee in Christ I shall

    rise again. An older cathedral stood on the site

    of the present St Pauls, London. It perished in the Great Fire of

    1666. After the fire, the brilliant young architect Christopher Wren

    designed a new cathedral that took 35 years to build. The first stone

    that Wren picked up from the ruins of the old building bore the

    inscription, I will rise again. Through baptism we already share in

    the risen life of Jesus promised by the message of Easter: we die with

    Him and we rise with Him.

    Resurrection has created hope for our present and future existence.

    God is present now. Faith in the resurrection has changed the way

    we live our ordinary life. In Jesus there is no fear; there is only peace

    and joy. The world and its fears hold no power over Christ. Judas

    feared that he might be in the wrong ball game, so he betrayed Him,

    only to experience the deeper fear of despair. The male disciples

    feared the loss of status and lasting commitment to Jesus, so all

    abandoned Him and one denied Him. Pilate feared losing power and

    prestige. The establishment was afraid of being usurped by the

    newcomer called Jesus. The crowds and the soldiers were afraid of

    going against public opinion and hence all tried to destroy Him. But

    Jesus feared not even death. His first words after Hi resurrection

    were Fear not.

    Congratulations to Tracy, Fiona, Daniel, Jenny, Linya, Jason,

    Justin, and Rod who were baptised or received into full communion

    of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. May the Lord continue to

    bless your journey and may you keep close to Our Lord through his

    Holy Church.

    ~ Have a happy week, Fr Paul

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    The Lord is Risen! Alleluia!

    Around the Parish

    Mass Intentions

    Parish Office

    Secretary -


    9554 8155

    Tuesday to Friday 8.30am-3.30pm

    Rosary Statue Mrs V Kellert

    67 Warraroong Street

    Ph: 9150 7169

    The Week Ahead

    Sun 5 April

    Easter Sunday






    Baptism - Baptism: Mason Hogan,

    Mon 6 April 9.30am Mass

    Priests Day Off

    Tues 7 April





    Wed 8 April 7.00am Mass

    Thur 9 April 9.15am



    No Mass

    Mass of the Lords Supper

    Night Prayer

    Fri 10 April 10.00am



    Stations of the Cross


    Liturgy of the Passion


    Sat 11 April 9.00am


    Mass followed by Adoration

    &Benediction & Reconciliation


    Vigil Mass

    Sun 12 April 8.30am




    Please pray for...

    Sacramental Coordinator

    Mrs Elizabeth Gooley

    Tues & Thurs

    11.30am - 3.30pm

    In Loving Memory - Carmelo Algozzina, Giovanni Battiato, Maria & Jose de Sa, Neville Gittany, Sam Xerri, Peter Repole, Neville Gittany, Angela Maria, Fanny

    and Frank Roebuck, Florence & William Lynch, James Rowbuck, Antonio Cavallaro, Antonietta Cavallaro, Sebastiana Cavallaro, Benito Biscot-

    to, Kate & Vicko Hrdalo, Joe Poolice, Mara & Ivan Joza Ulbrich, Ivan Matek, Lambert

    Glaudemans, Vicky Brown, Mona Purcell Thomas Mendes, Gladys Banfield, Rosaria & Giovanni Franchella, Joe English & Effie Myl-

    rea, Joan Byrne, Gail Moore, James Campisi & Margherita Falsone, Maria Mandich. Please note: if you would like the name of a de-ceased member to stay on this list please email the parish office. Fr Paul Please remember those who are in ill health es-pecially: Bishop Geoff Robinson, Ann McDowell, Rebecca

    Burridge, Greg Daniels, Alice Nelson

    Saturday 4/4 7.00pm People of the Parish

    Sunday 5/4 8.30am Thomas Waters RIP

    5/4 10.00am James & Hanorah McGrath RIP

    Monday 6/4 9.30am Neville Gittany RIP Ann

    Tuesday 7/4 9.15am Maria Mandich RIP

    Wednesday 8/4 7.00am Joe English RIP

    Effie Mylrea RIP

    Thursday 9/4 9.15am Mona Purcell RIP

    Friday 10/3 9.15am Ivan Matek RIP

    Saturday 11/3 9.15am Jimmy Simmons RIP

    5.00pm James Roebuck

    Sunday 12/3 8.30am All on deceased list

    10.00am People of the Parish

    V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.

    R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

    Hail Mary, full of grace, The Lord is with Thee;

    Blessed art thou among women,

    And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

    Holy Mary, Mother of God,

    Pray for us sinners,

    Now and at the hour of our death. Amen V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

    R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.

    Hail Mary, etc.

    V. And the Word was made Flesh.

    R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary, etc.

    V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

    R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


    Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our

    hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His

    Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrec-

    tion. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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    Our Weekly Easter Sunday

    Fr Paul Turner Our entire society sees something special about Sunday. Business hours change. Breakfast menus expand. Work hours shrink. Sporting events surface. The newspaper inflates. Movie schedules increase. We expect leisure on Sunday. Part of the weekend, it begins the week and ends the week. It is a sacred day, a time outside normal time when life takes a break. Sunday symbolizes paradise, a place and pace of leisure and pleasure. How did all this happen? We Christians owned Sunday first. It is our most important day. On a Sunday Jesus rose from the dead (Mt 28:1). On Sundays his followers met to break bread (Acts

    20:7). The resurrection is our most central belief. We choose Sunday for our primary gathering be-cause the day itself proclaims our faith. Mass on Wednesday or Monday just would not be the same. Sunday is Easter. You can change the day you shop for groceries or go to the bank without much loss. But church is different. It demands a particu-lar day, like a holiday or an anniversary. If we did not gather for Eucharist on Sunday, we have not proclaimed the resurrection. Our definition of Sunday includes Saturday night. This does not compromise to convenience. Jesus rose from the dead during the night. So our Eucharist still honors the resurrection when it takes place at the beginning of that nightnamely, on Saturday evening. If a serious reason keeps you from attending church on Sunday, your pastor may dispense you. Your conversation with him honors your commit-ment to your community. On a Sunday when you cannot participate in the Eucharist, you may wish to pray the Scriptures of that day and share a prayer at meal with other believers. Unity, leisure, and prayer characterize a Sun-day. Our attendance at church unites us with the believers of our own community and with all Christians throughout the world. Our abstinence from work frees our mind for prayer. Football, food, and freedom are all supplementary to Sun-days main purpose, celebrating Eucharist. Copyright 2012 Resource Publications, Inc., 160 E. Virginia St. #170, San Jose, CA 95112, (408) 286-8505.

    Morning Tea - this weekend

    Everyone is welcome to join our parish com-

    munity in the Community Centre after the

    8.30am and 10am Masses, for a casual and

    relaxed morning tea. Hope to see you there.

    A Pain Support Group, that is affiliated

    with Australian Pain Management( APMA) is planning to hold a meeting, on second

    Thursdays of each month, starting on the 9th of April 2015, 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, at our Parish Hall. The group aims to pro-

    vide support to those living with persistent pain, with supportive social environment, to learn more skills/strategies to better

    manage Persistent Pain, and provide access to latest research etc.

    A Little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. Pope Francis

    Life Ascending April 2015 Meeting Dates

    Thursday 16 April at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre

    Friday 17 April at 10:00am and 2:00pm in the Parish Centre

    For more information, please contact Sr Pat on

    9554 3227

    Newcomers very welcome

    Stain Glass Windows

    One of the most striking features of our church are the stain glass windows. I recently had an expert

    check the windows. The windows in the main body

    of the church are in good condition. However, the

    four windows on the sanctuary are in need of repair,

    particularly St Joseph the Worker window. To re-

    store them will cost $15,000. I would be very grate-ful to anyone who can help financially in this im-

    portant project.

    PROJECT COMPASSIONReturn Envelopes and


    We sincerely thank all those who have generously given to Project Compassion via the Project Compas-

    sion collection boxes and envelopes. We ask that all

    Project Compassion boxes and envelopes be re-

    turned at Masses over Easter Weekend. Because of your generosity all the boxes ran out. I will inform Project Compassion to increase the number of boxes they send us next year.

    WYD 2016 Launch + Young Adult Welcome to Archbishop Anthony on Tues 21 April 2015 Cathedral College Hall All young adults are invited to Sydneys launch of World Youth Day 2016. Come and hear about the exciting pilgrimages that Sydney will be taking in 2016 to the City of Mercy. St Marys Cathedral College Hall on Tuesday 21 April at 7:30pm The Archbishop will be presiding at City Silence in the Cathedral from 6:30pm. More info: www.facebook.com/catholicyouthservices or Email: [email protected]

    Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels!

    Exult, all creation around Gods thrown! Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!

    Sound the trumpet of salvation!

    Liturgy of Easter Vigil

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