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Mary and Martha at home
Tell her to help me! That was Mary's request when the sisters were entertaining Jesus in their home. Mary was engrossed listening to Jesus whilst Martha was fussing with the dinner preparations. From this painting of Christ with Mary and Martha by Allesandro Allori (1605) it appears Martha is serving pre-dinner drinks and there is quite a feast set out on the table behind them. Meanwhile, Mary seems to be hanging on every word Jesus utters - 'the better part', says Jesus. I'm not sure how that statement would be received by Martha in today's world. He may have ended up wearing the drink's tray.
This week out 10 am service will be broadcast live to our YouTube channel and the link to watch this service is at the top of this newsletter.
Farewell to Fr Barry Martin
On Friday afternoon the funeral for Fr Barry took place in the church. It was well attended, of course, as Barry had touched the hearts of so many people during his priestly career. Bishop Peter Hollingworth presided at the requiem service, led by Fr Jim Pilmer who was accompanied in the sanctuary by many of Barry's surviving lunch club friends. Bishop Paul Barker, representing the Archbishop and as bishop of our Jumbunna episcopate, brought apologies from Archbishop Phillip (already in London for the upcoming Lambeth Conference) and spoke of Barry's service to the church in both Melbourne and Brisbane. Barry had devised the funeral liturgy, choosing the hymns and baroque music, beautifully played by Tim Mallis. Katherine Norman sang the Rutter's blessing at the end and Barry left the church, literally on a high note.
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Masks remain fashionable
The Diocese, the health and medical experts and the Federal Government strongly encourage us to wear masks indoors (perhaps not at home though). There is influenza and the latest COVOD strains besetting the world at the moment.