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20 January 2013


Danny Aherne, William Aird, Patricia Bishop, Elizabeth Boks, Dulcie Bolton, Martin Brennan, James Brereton, Sr. Bridgid, Pat Britton, Mary Callahan, Bill Cassidy, Hannah Cowen, William Cribbin, Pauline Cross, Albert Crowe Dora Crowe, Nina Crowe, Eve Curran, Des Dance, Elizabeth Darcy, Edward Dawson, Elijah Dillon, Grace Direen, Max Direen, Dot Donohoe, Fr Leon Dowden, Lionel Doyle, Edna Drake, Charles Evans, Fr William Fitzpatrick, Martin Fitzpatrick, Don Foster, June Garth, Sr. Gerard, Brightie Gordon, Lew Gordon, Barry Hall, Bruce Harrington, Iris Harris, Stephen Hartley, Sr. Frances Healy, Allan Hickey, Patrick Hickey, Evelyn Hope, Sarah Howard, Betty Joseph,Lewis Kesson, John McCarthy, Jimmy Malone, Jack Mills, Catherine Mulquinny, Myrtle O'Neill, Dora Read, Clem Reilley, Arthur Renahan, Patrick Regan, Stephen Reid, Doris Riseley, Donald Robertson, David Rushton, May Salter, Wayne Schultz, Anne Shelverton, Ruby Shepherd, Patrick Stack (Jnr), Patrick Stack (Snr), Graeme Stanton, William Stevens, Terrence Thorpe, Jack Wallace, Tony Williams, Teresa Wilson.



St Mary's Franklin will close Sunday the 10th February in a Mass commencing at 9.30am and lead by His Grace, Archbishop Adrian Doyle. Fr Graeme Howard has accepted an invitation to be present and to concelebrate the Mass. Please let family and friends know that they are welcome to attend this historic, sad and exciting moment in the life of our Parish.

Masses will commence the first Sunday of Lent (17th February) at 9.30am in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ranelagh. Franklin Rosters will apply.


Police Checks:

The parish is now at the point of organising those members of our community who are volunteers and who need police checks to have the paper work completed. Who needs one? Any extraordinary minister of communion taking communion to the sick in the home or in any of the various aged care facilities, those who are catechists in our sacrament program, or work on children's liturgy. Sadly, even if you already have a Police Check through another organisation or indeed the Catholic Education Office you still require a Check through the Archdiocese of Hobart. I apologise for the doubling up but it is the way it has to be!


Sunday afternoon in St Mary's Franklin at 4.00pm and Friday evenings at 7.00pm in St James Cygnet the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for prayer, silent meditation and reflection.



We welcome in the waters of baptism this weekend Rory Churchill, Nathan Churchill, Hamish Churchill, Faith Hincks, Meg Ransley and Oliver Hayes–Crozier. Please pray in thanks for the gift they are to their families and to our Church.


Rite of Election:

You are warmly invited to attend the Rite of Election to be held in St Mary's Cathedral Sunday 17th February at 2.00pm to support those to be enrolled in the book of the elect by Archbishop Adrian Doyle. In our Parish we will welcome both Deborah Coad and Amy Watkins full Communion with the Catholic Church this Easter and during the Rite of Election they will be introduced and acknowledged by the Archbishop on this important step in their faith life.


Planned Giving:

Thanks every one for you generosity of the last few weeks on our plate each Sunday. Times are tough but you are so generous in your giving. Our plate last weekend was 1264.40

Bush Fire Appeal: We raised together last weekend for all those affected by the fires a grand total of $781.85 and we still have this week to go. If you have been listening to the news or watching it on TV you will be very aware of how much those affected appreciate every bit of help.



If you have a hymn book at home, in your car or handbag would you mind returning to the Church. We are short an enormous number of hymn books and it is becoming increasingly noticeable at Mass.




Come to Galilee (World Youth Day 2013 Preparation)

Come to Galilee is the first overnight preparation retreat on our journey to Rio de Janeiro. If you are a registered Tassie WYD13 Pilgrim, or, you are interested in joining us for this amazing pilgrimage opportunity to South America, make sure you register for this weekend! Come to Galilee will be held Sat 2nd – Sun 3rd February at the Emmanuel Centre, Newstead. This is an important and exciting step on our journey to Rio! For all your information on WYD, or to register for this weekend, go to: or contact Rachelle on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0400 045 368



This is your last chance to get yourself into the draw to win $2,000 off the cost of your pilgrimage to World Youth Day Rio! If you register and pay your deposit to join the Tasmanian Pilgrimage to WYD13 by Saturday 26th January (Australia Day) you will be automatically entered into this competition! It is simple to register, but it can take a few days to complete, so get your application in the mail now! You can get information and your application form at or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0400 045 368.



Transcending Text: liturgy as medium of evangelisation 50 years after Vatican II – speaker Dr Clare V. Johnson Senior Lecturer in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology, ACU, NSW. Tuesday, 22nd January 2013 7.30pm Lower Hall, St Francis Xavier Church, cnr Adelaide and Anglesea Sts, South Hobart.


Ordinary Time:

Ordinary Time makes up most of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church. What does Ordinary Time mean?

Answer: Because Ordinary Time refers to the period of the Catholic Church's liturgical year that fall outside of the major seasons (Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter), and because of the connotations of the term "ordinary" in English, many people think Ordinary Time refers to the parts of the Church year that are unimportant. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Ordinary Time is called "ordinary" because the weeks are numbered. The Latin word ordinalis, which refers to numbers in a series, stems from the Latin word ordo, from which we get the English word order. Thus, Ordinary Time is in fact the ordered life of the Church—the period in which we live our lives neither in feasting (as in the Christmas and Easter seasons) or in more severe penance (as in Advent and Lent), but in watchfulness and expectation of the Second Coming of Christ.


HVPP – Thanks

Dear Friends,

I wanted to write today to thank all of you during this time I have been a bit off my fit. I appreciate your patience with the cancellation of Masses particularly. I know how many of you appreciate the opportunity to attend during the week but it has been from a recovery point of view so much better for me to be going slowly. Next week will be a bit of the same unfortunately.

I haven't been able to drive which is a bit a kin to having one hand or both hands tied behind my back. You don't realise how much a car comes in handy till you can't use it for awhile! I am grateful to all the offers of drivers and to Jim and Julia who were very kind in driving in and out of the big city as I've needed to go there.

You guys were amazing in accommodating the folk festival last weekend. Our St James Catholic Church is one of the best acoustic venues in the South I think and it was such a pleasure listening to so many good and appropriate acts in there last weekend. And all those people who accessed our Church who might have never had that holy and reflective experience before. That is the bonus for me.

Could you keep the Jones family in your prayers this week? On Monday they gather to farewell 6 year old Jaydon in St Peter's Catholic Church, New Norfolk, who was sadly taken from them during the week as the result of a sudden and unforeseen illness. It will be a very sad day for everyone.

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