Thirty Third Sunday of Year B - 18th November 2018

The Eternal Perfection of all whom Christ is Sanctifying - We celebrate today

the final consummation at the end of time. Each Mass continues Christ's redemptive work

in the world and brings us nearer to that final Mass when the work of sanctification will be complete.

Sat 17 Nov

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Intention - The Holy Souls 2nd collection - Sick & Retired Clergy Fund

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 18

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

 

11.00am

Mass - Int - Noreen O'Donnell R.I.P. & The Reilly Family R.I.P. 2nd collection

Sunday School in the Church Room after Mass //Confirmation Group in Church

Mass Intention - John Mulcahy R.I.P. - The Holy Souls

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm - Second Sunday of each month

Mon 19

9.30am

Mass -Intention - La Porta Family R.I.P. - Holy Souls

Tues 20

9.30am

8.00pm

Mass - Intention - Anello Family R.I.P. - Holy Souls

Ladies Circle - Card Game - Church Room

Wed 21

9.30am

Mass - Intention - The Parish - Holy Souls

Thurs 22

9.30am

Mass - Intention - Holy Souls - Deacon Michael

Fri 23

9.30am

10.00am

7.00pm

Mass - Intention - Sean Jennings R.I.P. - Holy Souls

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Sacrament of Reconciliation

Malayalam Mass followed by Adoration

Mothers Prayer Group in the Church Room - Third Friday of the month @ 1.45p.m.

Sat 24

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - McKeown Family - Holy Souls

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 25

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

10.45am

11.00am

Mass - Intentions - Winifred O'Neil R.I.P. - Holy Souls

Sunday School after Mass

Mass - Intentions - Ulahannan Thomas R.I.P. - The Holy Souls

Second Sunday each month - Malayalam Mass at 4.00pm

Missio Red Box Appeal - Fr Vincent Oates MHM Next weekend 24/25 November

Fr Vincent will speak of the valuable missionary work supported through the Red Boxes Scheme.

Tea & coffee after Mass.

Royal Marsden Hospital & Breast Friends Charity Event-Sunday 25 Nov 11am-3pm

The Salon, 115 Adnitt Road

Northampton. NN1 4NQ

Our daughter Emma is holding this Charity Event - with a raffle, tombola and various other attractions plus tea and coffee.

Please come along if you can.

Thank you for all your prayers - they are certainly working!

Barbara & Peter Jordan

Church - Big Clean - After Morning Mass

Thursday 20 December

Please join us and join the regular rota if you can.

Regular cleaning can be done at any time to suit you - younger recruits most welcome.

Collections 10/11 November -Thank you.

Env £179.00 Loose £283.68 Cafod £43.00

S/orders £160.77

FREE BOOKS - last week

Many thanks to those who took the books and donated £40.00 to Cafod in return. Sister Pat

Whatever disasters and tragedies await us, the Lord will gather his people together. We should not speculate about the day or time but trust in his word and his love.

Lord Jesus - teach me not to worry about the future. Strengthen my trust in your goodness, and allow me to know in my heart that your good plans for your people will bear fruit.

Advent

A penitential season of preparation not only for Christmas but also for the second coming of the Lord.

Services of adoration, prayer and scripture readings will be held on Thurs 29 Nov

Thurs 6th - 13th - 20th December

From 6pm until 7pm

Pope Francis' NOVEMBER Mission Intention - In the service of peace - we pray that the language of love may always prevail over the language of conflict.

Lord in you mercy - Hear our prayers.

Gift Aid - taxpayers can increase their

offering by 25% - at no personal cost - by allowing the Church to reclaim tax paid.*

If you currently Gift Aid and have moved address or have stopped paying tax please let us know.

* Please speak to Rosemary Earle.

The Parish Prayer Chain means

we can pray at HOME for others to build up a strong parish prayer community. Just fill in a form at the back of Church - the intentions are sent weekly.

Why not sign up now?

Confirmation Classes - Meeting this Sunday - 18th November - after 9.30 Mass

Those wishing to be confirmed next year should attend this meeting to receive their books and timetable for the coming year.It's important that parents & children attend and we work together to get the best out of the programme.

Sunday School for children school year 3 & above -

Church Room after 9.30am Sunday Mass.

Confirmation Group

In the Church after Mass

Please Pray For The Sick

Sara Fox, Mary Ellis, Enzina D'Eramo, Kitty McKenna, Joan James, Geraldine House, Richard Foster, Margaret Dunne, Doreen & James Coutinho, Bernard Gavins, Ethan A Fernandes, Phil Jacobs Sinead McDonall, Glenda Smith, Maureen Bicknell, Dominico Piro, Bridie Weir, Sharon Botterill, Jean House, Anne Thompson, Margaret, Kevin & Mark McKeown, Winnie & John Kelly, Daniel Butcher, Bernadette Bollard, Margaret Dupry, Henry McAteer, Catherine Vince, Catherine Watts, Dominic Fernandes, Chris Brady, Babies Ricardo & Michael, Nora McLoughlin, Emma Bonfield, Annie Jacobs, Maurice Roll, Lisa La Porta, Jenina Skippen, Michael Folan, Andrea Hughes, Fr Peter Pham,Kath Craven, Jeremy Wilcox, Linda Lane, baby Ioannis Ferao, Margaret Giltrap.

Please tell the clergy of anyone in care, hospital or housebound who would like the sacraments.

Diocesan Year of Prayer & Vocation November 2018

A month of prayer for all who have died, for those who have helped us live out our baptismal vocation.

May they rest in peace

Jesus Christ, when we celebrate the Eucharist,

we proclaim your death until you come again: bring all who have died in you to share your resurrection.

Lord Jesus Christ, give us the bread of eternal life.

Second Collection THIS weekend -

Sick & Retired Priests Fund

Scripture Readings - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B

Daniel 12: 1-13; Psalm 15(16): 5.8-11; Hebrews 10: 11-14.18; Mark 13: 24-32


The Book of Daniel belongs to "apocalyptic" literature, which secretly looks forward to the day of the Lord at the end of history, when all will be made right. It was written about 165 BC to strengthen the Jews who were suffering bitter persecution. The hero, Daniel, is saved by adhering to his faith in face of many trials. Daniel is promised that the just will live for ever, an early expectation of resurrection.

The psalm rejects idolatry and expresses confidence in the Lord, who will bring us to everlasting life.

Our final reading from the Letter to the Hebrews also looks forward to the end time. The daily animal sacrifices in the Temple could not take sins away. They have now been replaced by the one sacrifice of Christ, who now sits enthroned until he comes again. His perfect sacrifice has made forgiveness available to all. No further sacrifices will ever be needed.

An earlier chapter in the Book of Daniel, which we will hear next week, describes a vision of "One like a Son of Man" coming to rule God's kingdom on earth. In today's gospel Jesus graphically describes the heavenly signs that will accompany his return as the "Son of Man".

Psalm Response - Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST-THE FINAL VICTORY OF LOVE

In the Gospel, Jesus speaks about the universe, followed by the second coming of Jesus "in the clouds with great power and glory". In the Creed we profess that Jesus "will come again to judge the living and the dead."

The Greek word used for the second coming of Jesus is Parousia. It means the coming and the reign of a king. It stands for the final coming of Jesus as King and Lord of all. Blessed are those who allow Jesus to reign in their lives. They will live with him in his kingdom for ever. In practical terms that means to live in love and in word and deed to produce the fruits of love; like kindness, forgiveness, mercy, peace etc.

The end of the world is the reward of the hope of the just, for, they will be for ever with the good and loving God.  

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