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Serving The Communities Of

Star of the Sea, Crescent Head

St Patrick’s, Gladstone/Smithtown

All Saints, Kempsey

Our Lady Star of the Sea,

South West Rocks

St John’s, Willawarrin

Parish Office

52-58 Marsh Street

West Kempsey, NSW 2440.

9.30am-3.30pm, Tuesday-Friday.

P: 02 6562 5182





Postal Address:

PO Box 3007

West Kempsey, NSW 2440.

Parish Priest: Fr James Foster


St Joseph’s Primary School, Kempsey

Principal: Guy Campbell

P: 6562 5501


St Paul’s College, Kempsey

Principal: Kevin Lewis

P: 6562 7200


Aged Care

Vincent Court

Acting Manager: Sara Campbell

88 Leith Street Kempsey, NSW 2440

P: 6562 6062




Team Leader: Theresa Falconer

11 Leith Street Kempsey, NSW 2440

P: 6562 3918





Thank you to all those parishioners and members of the community who have

been praying for the recruitment and selection process of the new Principal

over the last few months or so. Included with this week’s parish newsletter is a

letter from the Diocesan Director of Lismore Catholic Schools, Sally Towns,

announcing Mr David Johns has been appointed from 2021 after an extensive

nationwide recruitment and selection process. We extend our congratulations,

prayers and best wishes to David and look forward to welcoming him, with his

family, to our parish family. David has shared a letter from himself to our

parish family:

Dear Parishioners I would like to introduce myself as David Johns, the new Principal at St Paul’s College Kempsey for 2021. Kevin Lewis has gifted me an amazing school and I am fortunate to step into a role surrounded by a committed staff, aspirational students and a supportive local community. I have been teaching/leading school communities for over 30 years across Australia and overseas and currently hold the position of Assistant Principal at St John Paul II College in Canberra. I will be moving to St Paul’s College with my wife Amie who is a Registered Nurse along with my youngest of three children, Grace who will be commencing her HSC. My other children, Bethany and Jacob have concluded school and are working/studying in Wollongong and Newcastle. The welcome I have received to date has been overwhelming and I am very excited to meet the many ‘moving parts’ that make up the College. I look forward to meeting you all. I am drawn to the words of St Paul in his message to the Christians of Ephesus- he states ……in every way I have shown you that by hard work ….we must help the weak, and keep in mind the words of Jesus who said ‘it is more blessed to give than to receive’…... I hope in my time as Principal I can stand with the College community and demonstrate every day the many virtues that St Paul wishes from us all. Kind Regards David Johns

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Then it will be their turn to ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?” Then he will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.” And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life.’

Preface of the Feast

Eucharistic Prayer II

Memorial Acclamation III

© The scriptural quotations are taken from the Jerusalem Bible, published and copyright

1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton Longman and Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Co Inc. The Grail

Translation of the Psalms © 1962, The English translation of the Psalm Responses, the

Alleluia and Gospel Verses, from the Lectionary for Mass © 1997, 1981, 1968, ICEL. All

rights reserved.

FIRST READING: Ezekiel 34:11-12. 15-17

The Lord says this: I am going to look after my flock myself and keep all of it in view. As a shepherd keeps all his flock in view when he stands up in the middle of his scattered sheep, so shall I keep my sheep in view. I shall rescue them from wherever they have been scattered during the mist and darkness. I myself will pasture my sheep, I myself will show them where to rest – it is the Lord who speaks. I shall look for the lost one, bring back the stray, bandage the wounded and make the weak strong. I shall watch over the fat and healthy. I shall be a true shepherd to them.

As for you, my sheep, the Lord says this: I will judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and he-goats.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM Ps 22:1-3. 5-6. R. v.1

(R.) The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

1. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose. (R.)

2. Near restful waters he leads me, to revive my drooping spirit. He guides me along the right path; he is true to his name. (R.)

3. You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes. My head you have anointed with oil; my cup is overflowing. (R.)

4. Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life. In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever and ever. (R.)

SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26. 28

Christ has been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep. Death came through one man and in the same way the resurrection of the dead has come through one man. Just as all men die in Adam, so all men will be brought to life in Christ; but all of them in their proper order: Christ as the first-fruits and then, after the coming of Christ, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, having done away with every sovereignty, authority and power. For he must be king until he has put all his enemies under his feet and the last of the enemies to be destroyed is death. And when everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subject in his turn to the One who subjected all things to him, so that God may be all in all.


Alleluia, alleluia! Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David! Alleluia!

GOSPEL: Mathew 25:31-46

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.” Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you; or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome; naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?” And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.” Next he will say to those on his left hand, “Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink; I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.”

Following this sunday’s Missal: our lord Jesus christ, king oF the universe

Felipe & Pacita Nebrida, Ramon & Perpetua Dy,

Thomas Ong, Glady & S H Flanagan, Stephens

Family, Warren & Lynette Flanagan, James

Roberts, John & Alan Patterson, Richard & Sarah

Price, Rev Arnold Price, Meagan Tuck, Barry

Telford, Graham Jackson, Henry Family, Quinn

Family, Harper Family, Ron & Janene Harper, Jean & Ken Hare

Family, Hare Family, Bernie & Daphne Clarke, Roger, Jack,

Martin, Angie & Abbie Clarke, Anne Clarke, Frances Clarke, Brian

& Mavis Hayes, Hanrahan Family, Tedd Family, Graham Family,

Farley Family, Baldonado Family, Kyle Family, Elizabeth Acopio,

Fr Edward Crowley, Whiteley Family, Garing Family, Muldowney

Family, Rose Family, Cullen Family, Cassidy Family, Gersbach

Family, Spence Family, Sweet Family, Marshall Family, Fr John

Lavery, Margaret Holz, Fernando Family, Mellowship Family,

John & Leila Harrison, Patrick Doc Brady, Merle & Neve Brady,

Brian Hinchcliffe, Lovenfosse Family, Bannon Family, Roy &

Dorry McMaugh, Keith Forrest, William & Gladys Flanigan, Jack

& Beverly Flanigan, Kathleen McGown, Aileen Rosten, Sheila

& Sharon Fisher, Pat Smith, Frank Galvin, Capararo Family &

Friends, Keast Family, Dave & Kitty Mainey, John & Pat Mainey,

Linda Rowe, David & Dorothy Selvey, Sean Doghterty, Daley

Family, Peters Family, Lawler Family, Marcus Peters, Bolster

Family, Gray Family, Needs Family, Killmore Family, Orehovec

Family, Reisenbichler Family, Puttinger Family, Ben McClure,

Nathan Mumford, Doreen & George Lackenby, Sybil Snow,

Winfred Paine Hunter, Liam Barnes, Keyna & Hugh Campbell,

Colin Clarke, Marilyn Caley, Barbara Brunsoon, Mollie & Vic

Channells, Mainey Family, Powick Family, Cavanach Family,

Griffin Family, Harry & Addie Henry, Alan & Kevin Henry, Molly

Neilson, Gwen Harris, Lucas Family, Ethel & Norman Lane,

Bonnie & Harry Parkes, Ronnie & Victor Field, Irene & Fred de

Lazzarini, Maud & Bill Williams, Rob Andrew, John Pomeroy,

Bonner Family, Boss Family, Rowe Family, Usher Family,

Fletcher Family, Dunning Family, Ellis Family, Van der Veer

Family, Huisman Family, Cullen Family, Vale Family, Paul John

Kerrison, Wheelahan Family, Kerrison Family, Madeleine & David

Hoban, Hoban Family & Friends, Rose Mary Ann King, Bill Willis,

Brian Thompson, Claire Olsson, Leonisa Calderon, Marcelo

Torres, Elsie & Archibald Collins, Bob Nicol, Nick & Luba Borisko,

Betty & Richard Good, Marijan Slezak, Brian Burge, Mary &

James Burge, Peter Clarke, Christine Hayler, Gackle family,

Scott & Mark Magennis, Warwick Clarke, Kit & Bede Eakin,

Lenore Lindbeck, Aileen & Leo Rosten, Eileen & Stan Winterburn,

Shirley & Maurice Kelly, Shaw Family, Cavanagh Family,

Chapman Family, Murphy Family, Lockyer Family, Young Family,

Dodds Family, Lock Family, Ruscoe Family, Jill & John Watson,

Kevin, Maurice & Edna Ruscoe, Sidney, Joyce, Keith & Alan

Croad, Collette Hayes, Neta & Tom Ernst, Una & Ernie Hassett,

Marie Ernst, Darcey & Angiley Clarke, Barry & Laine Clarke,

Pat & Bertha Hollis.

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Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 6.30 pm

Parish Meeting Room

Please contact the Parish Office to advise

of your attendance

Our leaders for this meeting will be Ron Walker & Isabel Browne

Those who are Recently Deceased: Fr John Fitzwalter, Elizabeth Balengarry, Frank Clancy, Phillip Murphy, Owen Johnson, Colleen Adele Smith (nee Dodds). All those who have died from the COVID-19. Those whose Anniversaries are at this time: John Watson, Paul Kerrison, Rita Riggs, Celia Morris, Fr Geoffrey Brennan. Special Remembrance: All Souls in Purgatory Special Intentions: Tony Ward, Terry Kyle, Margaret Kyle, Jill Jeffery, Buck Graham, Bob Gray, Damian MacAndrews, Margaret Tyne, Toby Tyne, Kate Cullen, Paul Clarke, Margaret Henshaw, Carmen Knoblanche, Tina Colling, Helen Gethings, Mary Fetterplace, Myra Crowe, Karrin Clark, all those affected by COVID-19.




Crescent Head Wednesday 25th November 6pm

Willawarrin Thursday 26th November 6pm

Due to the limited numbers (1 person per 4 square

metres), we encourage you to pre-register at the

parish office in order to avoid disappointment.


The group is to enjoy its final meeting for the year with a luncheon to be held at the West Kempsey Hotel on Saturday 12th December at 11.30 am. If you would like to attend, please text or phone Pat and Col Hassett on 65624295 or 0429624295 no later than 10th December. New members are always welcome.


Saturday 28th November, 8am - 10am Please give some time as many hands make light work!


The Columban Art Calendar 2021 is now available for purchase at the SWR Church.


Please note that the Parish Office will be closed this coming Tuesday 24th November to allow staff to attend training.

Even a smile that we can share with the poor is a source of love. An outstretched hand can always be enriched by the smile of those who quietly and unassumingly offer to help, inspired only by the joy of living as one of Christ’s disciples.

Are you an ex-student of one of the

Macleay Valley Catholic Parish schools? On 17 November,

the Federal

Member for

Cowper (and ex-

student of St

Paul’s College)

Pat Conaghan MP,

launched Alumni

associations for

both St Paul’s and St Joseph’s. All ex-students are

invited to join including students who attended St Pius X.

Through the Alumni associations the schools want to

recognise and reconnect with the many thousands of

young women and men who were enrolled for all or part

of their primary and/or secondary education.

We believe that the Alumni associations will help build

and strengthen our communities by giving our past

students the opportunity to network with each other and

hold school reunions.

Membership forms are available at each Mass this

weekend, from the Parish Office, or you join online at the

St Joseph’s or St Paul’s websites.

Welcome to our Family!

Happy 90th Birthday to Rita Lucas

Our Parish family wishes Rita a

most wonderful and blessed

90th Birthday this week!

We hope that you enjoy all your

special celebrations with your

family and friends!

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Mass and Devotions: 23 November – 29 November 2020

Physical Distancing and COVIDSafe Practices Apply

Monday 23rd No Mass

St Columban & St Clement I

Tuesday 24th 5.30pm: Mass, Kempsey (register at church door)

St Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions

Wednesday 25th 8.00am: Mass, Smithtown (register at church door)

6.00pm: Mass, Crescent Head (recommend pre-reg)

St Catherine of Alexandria

Thursday 26th 9.30am: Mass, Kempsey (register at church door)

6.00pm: Mass, Willawarrin (recommend pre-register)

Friday 27th 9.30am: Mass, Kempsey (register at church door)

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Saturday 28th

9.30am: Mass, SWR (register at parish office)

6.00pm: Mass, Kempsey (register at parish office)

St Catherine Laboure

Sunday 29th

7.30am: Mass, SWR (register at parish office)

9.30am: Mass, Kempsey (register at parish office)

11.00am: Mass, Kempsey (register at parish office)

The Catholic Diocese of Lismore Safeguarding Office If you or a person close to you has been abused by someone working or

ministering within the Diocese of Lismore, we ask you to contact us. We will

listen to you respectfully, offer support and discuss options you have

available to you. To contact the Safeguarding Office, please phone (02)

6621 9444 or email


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Phone: 1800 802 516


THE Parrot’S parable:

“Try to be a rainbow in

someone’s cloud.“ – Maya Angelou



continue with

Bishop Greg,

every Sunday


via the




Livestreamed from







Ministers of the Eucharist Mick Eller Drew Tilbrook Guy Campbell

Readers Beatrice Gray Frances Pearce

Peter Needs

Maureen Richardson

Offertory Procession N/A during pandemic N/A during pandemic N/A during pandemic

Hospitality Frances Dykes Joy Rees Therese Tedd

Commentator Beatrice Gray Volunteer Joan Clarke

Music Recorded Music Volunteer Recorded Music

Children’s Liturgy - - N/A during pandemic

Cleaning KEMPSEY: Prasanth, Rijo & Sobin

SOUTH WEST ROCKS: C Coles & M Franklin

Sacrament of Reconciliation Times

Saturday Kempsey, 5.15pm-5.45pm

Sunday South West Rocks, 7am-7.20am

Tuesday Kempsey, 5.50pm-6.20pm

Wednesday Smithtown, Before Mass

A Short Prayer for these times

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust

ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Amen. (Pope Francis)

First Sunday of Advent - Year B

First Reading: Isaiah 63:16-17, 64:1, 3-8

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 79:2-3, 15-16, 18-19, R.v.4

Lord, make us turn to you, let us see your face and we

shall be saved.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

Lord, show us your mercy and love, and grant us your

salvation. Alleluia!

Gospel: Mark 13:33-37



Macleay Valley Catholic Parish

BSB: 012 703

Account Number: 4221 27335

Remitter Name: your surname and envelope number

These are available at the entrance

of the Kempsey Church at every Mass.


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