Twenty Eighth Sunday - Year C - 13th October 2019


We thank God and offer sacrifice to him for having made known to us his salvation and cleansing us from our sins.

Sat 12th October



Vigil Mass - Special Intention - Ian Pople

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 13



Nazareth Hse




11.00 am


Day of Prayer for Prisoners and their Dependants

Mass - Special Intention - The Jordan Family

Sunday School - Church Room - Confirmation Group in the Church

Mass - Special Intention - John Kelly R.I.P

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm - Second Sunday each month

Monday 14

9.30 am

Mass - Intention - Patrick McGee R.I.P.

Tuesday 15

Church Room



Mass - Intention - Emma Bonfield R.I.P St Teresa of Avila

Ladies Circle - Coffee and Chat

Wednesday 16


Mass -Intention - Elaine McCellon R.I.P.

Thurs 17


Mass - Intention - Patrick & Lorine Molloy R.I.P. St Ignatius of Antioch

Fri 18





Mass - Intention - Patrick & Bridget O'Hara R.I.P. St Luke

Adoration & Confessions

Mothers' Prayer Group - Church Room

Mass in the Malayalam Language - followed by Adoration

Sat 19



Vigil Mass - Intention - Emma Bonfield R.I.P. 2nd Collection - The Missions

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 20



Nazareth House






World Mission Sunday

Mass - Int -Winifred & William O'Neill R.I.P. 2nd Collection -The Missions

Sunday School - Church Room - Confirmation Group in the Church

Mass - Intention - Morris Jacobs R.I.P.

Malayalam Mass - Second Sunday of each month at 4pm.

Scripture Readings - 28th Sunday - Ordinary Time - Year C (2 Kgs 5:14-17 Ps 97(98) 2 Tim 2:8-13 Lk 17:11-19)
Naaman, a leper, commanded an Aramaen army which was victorious over Israel. An Israeli girl, the servant of Naaman's wife, said the prophet in Samaria could cure Naaman's leprosy. Elisha told Naaman to bathe seven times in the Jordan. Initially Naaman refuses to do something so humble, but he is persuaded by his servant and he is cured. When Elisha refuses reward, Naaman takes home some soil from Israel so that he may continue worshipping the God of Israel.

The psalm praises the Lord for he has given salvation to all peoples and all creation.


Paul urges Timothy to pass on the gospel he has received, summed up in only six Greek words: Jesus, the Christ, anointed by God; descended from David, risen from the dead. Thus, pointing to our bodily resurrection. In what sounds like a hymn from a very early baptismal liturgy we are told that "if we persevere we shall reign with him", not just be with Christ, but joining him in his work of caring for the renewed creation.

In Luke's Gospel Jesus is coming closer to Jerusalem and his death, while revealing more about his kingdom. Last week Jesus told his disciples to serve without expecting thanks. Now ten lepers are healed, like Naaman, through simple actions. Only the non-Jew returns to thank him.

Psalm Response: The Lord Has Shown His Salvation To The Nations.

John Kelly R.I.P.

Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

May he rest in peace and rise again in glory.

World Mission Sunday - Next Weekend

There will be a second collection to support the work of the Church family overseas.

Gift Aid Envelopes will be available.

Extra Ordinary Month of Mission Daily Prayer

God our Father, when your Son, Jesus Christ, rose from the dead, he commissioned his followers to 'go and make disciples of all nations'.

Through our Baptism you send us to continue this mission among all peoples.

Empower us by the gift of the Holy Spirit to be courageous and enthusiastic in bearing witness to the Gospel, so that the mission entrusted to us, which is still far from completion, may still bring life and light to the world.

May all peoples experience the saving love and generous mercy of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever - Amen.



Last Sunday's Second Collection raised £514.72 which was a wonderful response - many thanks.

Gift Aid will add a further £58.75.

Additionally from ongoing weekly donations from July to September a further £314.78 is being sent.

Prayer Intentions - Ordinary Time - Autumn Time

Please pray especially on the given dates

20 Oct - The Spread of the Gospel.

9 & 11 No -Victims of War 24 Nov - Young People

November - Month of the Holy Souls

Envelopes are at the back of Church for the names of those you wish included on the Holy Souls list.

Please print their names so that they are recorded correctly on the prayer list.

Please include any donation in the envelope which can be put into the collection plate at Mass.

Ladies Circle enjoyed a visit last week to Litchfield Cathedral and the National Memoriam Arboretum.

Meditate - Jesus does not fear walking in the margins of society - mixing with those who live there. In today's Gospel, he meets with the outcasts and gives them new hope. He hears their cry.

Pray - Lord and healer of body and mind, come to our aid - that we will always thank you for your gifts.

Emma Bonfield R.I.P.

Emma's funeral Mass takes place at 11.00am on

Wednesday 23 October at the Cathedral.

Please keep Emma & her family in your prayers.

Collections - 6 October - Thank you

Env £203.20Loose £278.67 Cafod £514.72 Standing/orders £166.77

Please Pray For The Sick

Ann Wilson, Sara Fox, Mary Ellis, Chris Brady,

Jean House, Kitty McKenna, Joe Taitt, Phil Jacobs,

Richard Foster, Margaret Dunne,Bridie Weir, Sinead McDonall, Glenda Smith, Maureen Bicknell, Dominico Piro, James Coutinho, Sharon Botterill, Anne Thompson, John Kelly, Margaret, Kevin & Mark McKeown, Daniel Butcher, Henry McAteer, Catherine Vince, Catherine Watts, Linda Lane, Babies Ricardo & Michael, Enzina D'Eramo, Nora McLoughlin, Annie Jacobs, Jenina Skippen, Michael Folan, Andrea Hughes, Fr Peter Pham, Kath Craven, Nancy Hughes, Jeremy Wilcox, Sara Quartermaine, Bess Priestnall, Maureen Sims. Margaret Giltrap.

Please let the clergy know of any sick, housebound or hospitalised parishioners

who would like the sacraments.

An imperfect person needs more courage to walk in the way of perfection than suddenly to become a martyr, since the struggle for perfection is not brief.

St Teresa of Avila (Feast day next Tuesday)


Prisoners Sunday is the day we pray for prisoners and their dependants. Whatever prisoners may have done they are like us loved by God and called to share in his Kingdom. The Prison Advice & Care Trust (PACT) provides care for the families of prisoners - this includes some 200,000 children.

More information is at the back of Church including envelopes for donations to PACT's work.

We are asked to pray this prayer this week: -

Lord Jesus Christ, you came so that we may have life to the full. Listen to our prayers for all in prison and their families.

Touched by your spirit, may they find newness of heart and be open to that new life that is found only in you.

May they know care and receive support from those around them. May they find new purpose in serving you in their brothers and sisters. AMEN.

Our Lady of Mercy - Pray for us

St Maximilian Kolbe - Pray for us

Blessed John Henry Newman - To be canonized on Sunday 13th October 2019

Thousands of UK Catholics are expected in Rome for the canonization of the first English saint in 50 years.

Ordained a Catholic priest in Rome in 1847, Newman returned to England with a mission from the Pope to found Oratories of St Philip Neri, in Birmingham and then in London.

Working tirelessly, especially for the poor parishioners of the Birmingham Oratory, Newman helped people all over the world with their religious difficulties. His vocation was to help modern people realise the demands of thinking and acting with the mind of Christ and His Church. Made a Cardinal in 1879, he was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on 19 September 2010 during his visit to the UK.


Prayer of John Henry Newman

O my Lord Jesus, low as I am in Your all-holy sight, I am strong in You, strong through Your Immaculate Mother, through Your saints and thus I can do much for the Church, for the world, for all I love. Amen.