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10 February 2013


Agnes Bearsley, Ken Bannister, David Brash, Scott Brown, Lance Burgess, Henry Byrne, Baden Carr, Eric Carr, Robert Carr, Thelma Carr, Eileen Clark, John Coy, Eric Crowe, Grace Dance, Patricia Dare, Frances Dillon, John "Kate" Dillon, Bert Direen, Damian Direen, David Direen, George Direen, Luke Direen, Martin Direen, Mick Direen, Martin Donnelly, Len Donohoe, Kevin Fox, Ellen Garth, Owen Gillie, Mary Guy, Fr. Peter Hanson, Beryl Hickey, Minnie Holland, Nona Holloway, Mary Johns, Fr. Clem Kilby, Johanna Klein-Schiphorst, Rita Knot, Pauline Leishman, Robert Markham, Molly O'Halloran, Jacqueline O'Rourke, Sybil Reardon, Alma Riley, Amelia Rowe, Ila Ryan, Enid Sarne, Tom Sculthorpe, Fr Hugh Shearer, Ada Strong, Fred Strong, Jo Thorp, Rob Thorp, Alan Turnbull, Kathleen Wylie, Emily Voss, Ashley Zuber



Following the closure of St Mary's Franklin this weekend, Masses will commence the first Sunday of Lent (17 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.

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


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. Louise is still working on some ideas and I have chosen 'We Wish To See Jesus' from the Archdiocese of Brisbane a series of Lenten reflections for the Year of Grace as one of the options and 'Believe: Lenten Program 2013' from the Diocese of Wollongong. By unpacking the Sunday Scriptures (both Old and New Testament), Fr Graham Schmitzer (Parish Priest, St Columbkille's Parish, Corrimal) addresses the much asked question of our time, "Why should I believe in God?". There are others if these don't suit.

HVPP – Welcome Archbishop Adrian

Dear Friends,


It is with both pleasure and sadness that I welcome our Archbishop to our Parish Community this weekend. It is always a pleasure to have Archbishop Adrian with us. I know that has a great love of the Huon Valley. It is of course a sad time too as we close a much loved Church building and say farewell to our celebrations of the Eucharist there. To be honest as well I am a little excited at the next stage of our journey as a Catholic community in the Huon Valley that this closing signifies. The new Church in Ranelagh when we finally get to that point will be a very positive step in our Catholic life for a whole range of reasons that we have already discussed as needs for the ongoing success of Catholic life.

Welcome Adrian to our community. Your arrival has been much anticipated.

Regards, Greg



 Caritas Cafe:

Southern Youth Council will be marking Project Compassion Sunday on Sunday 10th February with a Caritas Cafe to help raise funds for Project Compassion. You can either donate ingredients, help to cook on Saturday 9th Feb, serve food at Caritas Cafe on Sunday 10th Feb or just come along to enjoy the cafe! For more info and to help out contact Lauren Moon on 0418 530 061 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Way Across Tasmania:

Join CYM as we make a pilgrimage along our 'Way Across Tasmania' route in prayer and reflection this Lent. This will happen over two days: Saturday 16th February will encompass southern tasmanian crosses (via bus). Saturday 23rd February will encompass north west and northern crosses (via bus). Welcome to join us for either or both days. You need to register your spot on the bus at:

More info on any of the above contact Rachelle at CYM on 0400 045 368 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Caritas Australia invites all Parishioners to the launch of Project Compassion 2013 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Hobart, at noon on Tuesday, 12 February. Archbishop Adrian Doyle will preside at a Liturgy of the Word and Commissioning of Representatives from Catholic Schools and Parishes.

HOBART BUSH WALK - Saturday 9th March 2013

A Community & Fundraising Event organised by the John Wallis Foundation Tasmania Reference Group: Everyone is Welcome! Meet at "The Springs" Mt Wellington car park. Registrations from 9 am, walk starts at 10 am. Please ensure you have a waterproof coat, hat, water, sensible shoes (sandshoes are fine) and morning tea.


COST: Adult $20, Student/Child $5, Family $40 (Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult) Bank Deposit: CBA BSB 063 225 Account # 10344956 or Cash on the Day.

For Bank Deposits please use reference 'HBW followed by your name'.



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


The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina Venue: Emmanuel Spirituality Centre, 24 Hopkins Street, Moonah (The red brick building beyond the church/school car park.) Date(s): 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (except Anzac Day) Time: 10.00 am until 11.15 Cost: Donation Contact: Annie Brush. Phone 62732183






































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