Good Friday (14 April)
(No morning Mass)
10.00am Stations of the Cross at Eagle Farm Reserve (Duck Pond)
3.00pm Passion of the Lord
8.00pm Passion of the Lord in Spanish
Holy Saturday (15 April)
(No morning Mass)
7.30pm Easter Vigil
9.30pm Spanish Easter Vigil
Easter (16 April)
(no evening Mass)
Good Friday - after the Stations of the Cross (around 11am)
And after the Celebration of the Lord's Passion (around 3.45pm)
Saturday 15th April 10am - 11am
Parish Calendar 2017
28 February – Mass. Talk and healing prayer by Alan Ames
1 March – Ash Wednesday
19 March – ‘Ashes for Easter’ concert with Peter Kearney
4 and 6 April – First Reconciliation
13 April – Holy Thursday
14 April – Good Friday
15 April – Paschal Vigil
16 April – Easter
9 May – Parish Movie Night: The Case for Christ. Events Cinema
13 May – Our Lady of Fatima Day – 100th Anniversary
14 and 21 May – Thanksgiving and Planned Giving Sunday
20 May – International Food Night and Fr Donal’s 80th Birthday
6 June – Workshop for Readers
20 June – Workshop for Ministers of Communion
2 July – MAMI Appeal
18 June – First Communion
September – Parish retreat? To be confirmed.
16 September - Confirmation
23 September – Fundraising Dinner Dance at the Campbelltown Catholic Club
14 October – Parish and School Spring Fair
25 December – Christmas
This year we would also like to start off with the ALPHA Programme.
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a
different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.
Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs in cafés,
churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same,
but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
Fourth Sunday of Lent
26th March 2017
Mary Immaculate Parish
Eagle Vale, NSW
Fr Slawek Plonka OMI, Fr Donal Madigan OMI
2 Aquamarine Drive, Eagle Vale N.S.W. 2558
Ph: (02) 4626 3055 FAX (02) 4628 6620
Parish Office Hours Tuesday—Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm
To book a Mass please phone the Parish Office. We suggest you book well in advance as each Mass can be offered for one intention only.
(Your donation can be handed to the Priest at the time of the Mass. Thank you)
Piety Stall: Christmas Cards, Columban Calendars and gifts are available from the Piety Stall on the side of the foyer.
Gospel according to John 9:1. 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
As Jesus went along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. He spat on the ground, made a paste with the spittle, put this over the eyes of the blind man and said to him, 'Go and wash in the Pool of Siloam' (a name that means 'sent'). So the blind man went off and washed himself, and came away with his sight restored.
His neighbours and people who earlier had seen him begging said, 'Isn't this the man who used to sit and beg?' Some said, 'Yes, it is the same one.' Others said, 'No, he only looks like him.' The man himself said, 'I am the man.'
They brought the man who had been blind to the Pharisees. It had been a sabbath day when Jesus made the paste and opened the man's eyes, so when the Pharisees asked him how he had come to see, he said, 'He put a paste on my eyes, and I washed, and I can see.' Then some of the Pharisees said, 'This man cannot be from God: he does not keep the sabbath.' Others said 'How
could a sinner produce signs like this?' And there was disagreement among them. So they spoke to the blind man again, 'What have you to say about him yourself, now that he has opened your eyes?' 'He is a prophet', replied the man.
'Are you trying to teach us,' they replied 'and you a sinner through and through, since you were born!' And they drove him away.
Jesus heard they had driven him away, and when he found him he said to him, 'Do you believe in the Son of Man?' 'Sir,' the man replied 'tell me who he is so that I may believe in him'. Jesus said, 'You are looking at him; he is speaking to you.' The man said, 'Lord, I believe', and worshipped him.