Aug 13

Saturday

Mass

6.00pm

6.45pm

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

Confessions

Intentions - Orla Walsh & Philip Costin

Aug 14

Sunday

Mass

9.30 am

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

Spl Int. Amelia Ghiuzam & Family & Parish

Aug 15

Monday

Mass

9.30am

Feria

Special Intention - James Everett

Aug 16

Tuesday

Mass

9.30am

Feria

Our Parish

Aug 17

Wednesday

 

9.30am

Word & Communion Service

Word & Communion Service

Aug 18

Thursday

Mass

9.30am

Feria

Special Intention Jomiya Tomy

Aug 19

Friday

Mass

9.30am

10 -10.30

Feria

Adoration & Confessions

Special Intention Jomiya Tomy

Aug 20

Saturday

Mass

6.00pm

6..45 pm

21st Sunday of the year

Intention - Noel Walsh RIP & Our Parish

Aug 21

Sunday

Mass

9.30am

21st Sunday of the year

Spl Ints - Claire & David Everett & Joel Vincent

Almighty God, you have taken the mother of your Son, the immaculate Virgin Mary, body and soul into the glory where you dwell. Keep our hearts set on heaven so that, with her, we may share in your glory

Children's Liturgy Every Sunday at the 9.30 Mass in the Church Room - All children are welcome,

Sunday School - Closed for the Summer - Sacramental preparation will resume in the Autumn

Scripture Readings 14th August 2022 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Rev 11:19; 12:1-6,10; Ps 44(45):10-16; 1 Cor 15:20-26; Lk 1:39-56

By Mary's glorious assumption, we celebrate the fulfilment of our Christian destiny,

and with her we proclaim the greatness of the Lord.

These tumultuous chapters of Revelation, certain of Christ's ultimate victory, imagine how the mystery

of God's plan of salvation will be fulfilled in the "end days". After the seventh angel blows his trumpet the world will become the kingdom of God and his Christ. Those who are destroying the earth will be destroyed. But first the Christ (Messiah) is to be born from Israel, before the dragon is hurled from heaven, making war on the Church. Early Christians came to see in these words a fitting description of Mary's role in salvation. Those who share Jesus' death on earth will also share his glory in heaven - and are already sharing in the resurrection triumph.

The Psalm from a Royal Wedding Song also assures us of Christ's final victory.

And Paul reminds the Corinthians how this victory has been won: by Christ's death. His raising from the dead is a "first fruit" of what is to come: the bodily resurrection of all the dead, when Christ does away with all his enemies, including the last enemy, which is death.

Mary's joyful Magnificat, which is said or sung every evening in the Church throughout the world, summarises salvation history and anticipates her Son's fulfilment of the Law and the Prophets in his proclamation of the Beatitudes.

Psalm Response - On your right stands the queen, in garments of gold.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Elizabeth Steer RIP who passed away on 27th July. May she rest in peace.

For many years, Elizabeth was a member of this parish, active in the SVP and a reader.

Elizabeth's funeral is at the Cathedral on Wednesday 31st August at 9.30am

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dominic Captainino RIP. May he rest in Peace

Dominic's Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday 23 August at 2.00 pm at St Patrick's.

Please remember Dominic's family and friends in your prayers.

'Give us this day our daily bread' - Praying the Our Father -Downside Abbey

So we pray for ourselves, for what we really need in order to live according to God's will: we pray for our basic needs, for the needs of others too; we pray for today not for tomorrow. God is here and now; prayer is about the real world, not about wishful thinking.

'and forgive us our trespasses' Forgiveness is one of our real needs. Our sins damage us most of all because they damage the most important friendship of our lives, our friendship with God. Repentance helps us begin the work of reconciliation in human relationships, by helping us find healing and peace in our hearts, which we can share with others in intercession. Repentance is the foundation of true prayer for the world.

Food Bank - Please continue your support for our Food Bank. Donations can be left at Church or taken to the United Reformed Church on Sat. or Mon. mornings between 10am - 12noon. Many thanks. God Bless.

If you are able to start or increase your weekly offering or make a donation you can do so directly

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.

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

We pray in the Spirit to grow in the love of God.

Almighty and ever living God, your Spirit made us your children confident to call you Father.

Increase your Spirit within us and bring us to

our promised inheritance. Amen

Christ our Redeemer, you made the Virgin Mary the sanctuary of your presence, and the temple of the Spirit; make us bearers of your Spirit in mind, heart and body.

Lord, may your Mother pray for us.

Do you want the Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist. And the devil will be powerless against you. St John Bosco

Worry about nothing; seek only to gather flowers;

the flowers of God's grace,

moment by moment; day by day.

St Theresa of Lisieux

Today, the Virgin Mary was taken up into heaven to be the beginning and pattern of the Church in its perfection, and a sign of hope and comfort for us,

your people, on our pilgrim way.

May the prayers of Mary guide and protect us.

Fo For Pope Francis - Loving Father, have mercy on your servant, direct him in your mercy into the way of everlasting salvation, that he may, desire by your grace those things that are pleasing to you, and perform them with all his strength.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

The Assumption of Mary - Queen of Heaven

By her Assumption God honoured her body. It was the gate through which the Son of God passed to earth and became man. It was fitting that Mary's holy and virginal body which gave flesh and blood to the God of all sanctity, should never experience the corruption of the grave. By her Immaculate Conception, Mary was preserved from original sin. The Church expresses this joy on this Solemn Feast.

Almighty and eternal God, you raised the body and soul of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of your Son, into the glory of heaven. Grant us the grace to keep our hearts and minds on the things of heaven, that we may one day share with her in glory, through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Pope Francis: Put your trust in God and his care for you

"Hold fast to trust in God, stay alert to his presence in your life. Let us walk without fear, in the certainty that the Lord always accompanies us." Pope Francis said last Sunday. Do not be afraid ? this is the certainty that your hearts should be attached to," Pope Francis said. "But knowing that the Lord watches over us with love does not entitle us to slumber. On the contrary, we must be alert, vigilant. Vigilance extends to our responsibility over the goods God has entrusted to us," he said, "pointing to life, faith, family, relationships, work, our home, and creation."

Let us ask ourselves: "Do we care for the inheritance the Lord left us? Do we safeguard its beauty or do we use things only for ourselves?" St. Augustine who said, "I am afraid that the Lord passes by and I do not notice." Francis continued, "May the Virgin Mary help us, who welcomed the Lord's visit and readily and generously said, 'Here I am.' From a report bHannah Brockhaus CNA, Aug 7 2022