27th June 2021 - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B

Sat 26 Jun

6.00pm

13th Sunday of the Year (Peter’s Pence  2nd Collection)

Sun 27

9.30am

13th Sunday of the Year (Peter’s Pence  2nd Collection)

Tue 29

9.30am

Holy Day MassFeast of SS Peter and Paul

Fri 2 Jul

9.30am

Morning Mass

Sat 3

6.00pm

14th Sunday of the Year - 2nd Collection Sea Sunday

Sun 4

9.30am

14th Sunday of the Year - 2nd Collection Sea Sunday

Confessions after the mass on Fridays and Saturdays

Face coverings or masks must be worn in church at Mass

Scripture Readings 27th June 2021 - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B.

Wisdom 1: 13-15, 2:23-24; Psalm 29(30); 2 Cor 89: 7-15; Mark: 5: 21-43

Father - Call your children to walk in the light of Christ

Free us from darkness and keep us in the radiance of your truth

The Book of Wisdom, written in the century before Christ, starts by exhorting us to "love righteousness ... and seek the Lord with sincerity of heart". God made man in his own image: not immortal, for only God is immortal, but God made man "imperishable". Death is not the end.

The Psalm gives thanks for deliverance from death: prayers during sickness were answered by God, triumphing over death.

The reading from Paul's second letter to the Corinthians might have been writtentoday: we should share the earth's resources with other peoples currently in need. We may need help some time! Paul was collecting financial aid for the Church in Jerusalem, since many towns in the rest of the empire had greater resources. Paul's approach is supremely practical: he praises the Corinthians and then challenges them to give generously. But they should always keep a balance, not beggar themselves.

We resume ourSundayreadings from Mark's gospel. During his journey to heal Jairus' daughter, Jesus is interrupted by a woman seeking a cure for her continuous haemorrhage. Jesus tells her faith has restored her to health. As with the child raised from the dead, God's kingdom breaks through, to help us understand what God has planned for us in his new creation.

Psalm Response - I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me

Spiritual Holy Communion - Oh Jesus, my God,

I love you, but unfortunately, I cannot receive you in Holy Communion at this time.

Come, nevertheless, and visit me with your grace. Come spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sanctify it.

Render it like your own most Sacred Heart. Amen. Daily Mass www.northamptondiocese.org/live.

Please remember in your prayers

The Church. The lonely and frightened. The faithful departed (Richard Foster, John Markie, Ollie Floody) those who mourn. The sick (Mark, Sandra, Peter, Norma, Darcey, Ken, Shalipp, Tom ) and their carers. Hospital, Health & care workers. Teachers. Coronavirus Victims. World leaders to unite to share a covid solution. Poor countries where disease & risk is increased by food and medicine shortages. Migrants.

Victims of oppression & racial hatred. In gratitude for God's gifts, his mercy and unconditional love.

For the people of India. For peace in the Middle East.

For our country, in thanks that the special measures and the vaccine campaigns are making progress.

Next week we welcome in Baptism Beatrice Anne Deboo and Elizabeth Grace McCaffery.

Please pray for Beatrice and Elizabeth and their families - May God bless them.

Mary is the Church's model of faith and charity. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 967)

Think of God's mercy, my brothers, and worship him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking beings, by offering your living bodies as a holy sacrifice, truly pleasing to God. Do not model yourselves on the behaviour of the world around you, but let your behaviour change, modelled by your new mind. This is the only way to discover the will of God and know what is good, what it is that God wants, what is the perfect thing to do. Romans 12:1-2

Online Lectionary Readings - Study led by by Fr Andrew Behrens & Mgr Kevin McGinnell.

Tues 13 July  7.30-8.30pm The Word of Life - To book - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01582 723312

Come & See Weekend - 17th/18th July - The Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit invite women who are discerning their vocation to follow Christ as a religious sister - to please 'come and see'. For more information, please contact 01604 755296 - Mobile 07507674444 - e This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Churches Together Food Bank: Please keep up your support and take food donations to the

United Reformed Church on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12 noon. Many thanks.

To keep up your weekly offerings or to make donations -

Direct to the Parish - By Standing Order/Direct Debit/ One-Off Donation - ask your bank to pay to

Account Name: RCDN St Patrick Duston Branch Sort Code: 60-06-11 A/c No 59820640.

Let Fr Benny know if as a tax payer, you want us to reclaim it - No cost to you - so valuable for the Church.

Or on 'Giving Tuesday' you can call the Diocesan Finance Office 01604 712065, (10:00am - 4:00pm)

Have your debit/credit card ready - specify the offering is for St Patrick's Duston.

If the line is busy leave only your telephone number and your name - you will be called back.

We know at present many are struggling financially so please just do what you can.

Lord Jesus Christ, son of Mary, daughter of Ss Joachim and Anne, look lovingly on all grandparents. Protect them - as a source of enrichment for families, the Church and society. Support them, may they continue to be for their families, pillars of the Gospel faith, guardians of domestic ideals, treasurers of sound religious traditions. Make them teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience.

Baptism - Jesus 'makes us sons and daughters, together with him, of God the Father.

When Jesus received the baptism of repentance from John the Baptism, showing solidarity with the repentant people ? He without sin and with no need for conversion. Jesus received approval from the heavenly Father, who sent him to share our condition, our poverty. Sharing is the true way to love. Jesus does not dissociate himself from us, he considers us brothers and sisters and he shares with us. And so he makes us sons and daughters, together with him, of God the Father. This is the revelation and source of true love. And this is the great time of mercy! Let us ask the Holy Virgin to support us by her intercession in our commitment to follow Christ on the way of faith and charity, the path traced out by our Baptism. Pope Francis

There is no “retirement” from spreading the faith, Pope Francis

In January, Pope Francis established the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, to take place annually on the 4th Sunday of July, close to the feast of the grandparents of Jesus, Saints Anne and Joachim.

In his message last Tuesday, flagging up the World Day, Francis said that the prayers of the elderly are needed by the Church and the world. “Think about it: what is our vocation today, at our age?

To preserve our roots, to pass on the faith to the young and to care for the little ones. Never forget this,” he said. “Because there is no retirement age from the work of proclaiming the Gospel and handing down traditions to your grandchildren. 

There is something beautiful here. Your prayer is a very precious resource: a deep breath that the Church and the world urgently need.”

Francis reminds us that God is close to us with new possibilities, new ideas, new consolations, and that the Lord is eternal; that He never, goes into retirement!

Based on a CNA report by Hannah Brockhaus - Vatican City, Jun 22, 2021