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27 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, Merelene Duggan, 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, Jaydon Jones, Betty Joseph, Lewis Kesson, John McCarthy, Jimmy Malone, Jack Mills, Catherine Mulquinny, Lois Oakford, 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.

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.

Confirmation 2013:

The Archbishop will be in the Parish the 1st and 2nd of June 2013 to celebrate the sacraments of Confirmation and 1st Eucharist.


Preparation Days

Reconciliation: 22 March

Confirmation: 11 April

Eucharist: 24 May


Ash Wednesday 13 February 2013 Mass times:

9.30am: Cygnet

Noon: Geeveston

7.00pm: Ranelagh


Lenton Programs:

Programs are available at the back of the Church. For those wishing to join a group see either Mrs. Louise Burdick in Franklin or Sr Joan Cowmeadow in Cygnet after Mass for the program types available.



Men of the parish are warmly invited to come together for breakfast and some prayerful reflection. The first gathering for 2013 will be held at 9.00am next Saturday, 2nd February at the DS Internet Cafe, Main Road, Huonville. For further details please contact David on 62951221 or Jack on 62971619.


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


Pints of Faith: Q&A:

Calling all youth and young adults (& those young-at-heart who are interested) to the Southern Youth Council's first Pints of Faith for 2013 on Thursday 7th February at Hotel Soho (upstairs), Davey St, Hobart. To start the year we will have an open Q&A where you can ask our guest speakers Fr Michael Tate (Sandy Bay) and Fr Greg Barker (Huon Valley) any question on religion, faith and our Church that you have! Join us from 6.30pm for a meal, a drink or to meet and chat with other young adults. Questions will begin at 7.30pm and evening will conclude by 9.00pm. Bring your friends. See you there!


Emmanuel Spirituality Centre – Moonah

You are invited to share afternoon tea and a short time of prayer to celebrate the beginning of another year and to ask God's blessings on the work of the Centre for 2013. Venue: Emmanuel Spirituality Centre, 24 Hopkins Street, Moonah (The red brick building beyond the church/school car park.) Date: Thursday, 7 February, 2013 Time: 4.00 pm R.S.V.P/Enquiries Jenny Coe Phone 6260 2474



Christian meditation is a form of contemplative prayer which uses a mantra or prayer word. It is a prayer of silence and listening. Venue: Emmanuel Spirituality Centre, 24 Hopkins Street, Moonah (The red brick building beyond the church/school car park.) Dates: Tuesdays, commencing 5 February, 2013 Time: 10.00 – 11.00 a.m. Cost: Donation Contact: Toosey Bannerman. Phone: 6223 8817








































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Parish Administrator: Fr Devaraju Dusi
PO Box 62, Cygnet 7112
25 Mary St, Cygnet 7112
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