St Peter & St Paul - Year C -30th June 2019

We celebrate the feast of St Peter and St Paul from whom we derive our Christian faith.

The Lord stood by them and gave them power, so that through them

the whole message of salvation might be proclaimed for all the world to hear.

Sat 29 June



Vigil Mass - Special Intention - Mariyakutty Second Collection Peter's Pence

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 30


Nazareth Hse



11.00 am

The Feast of St Peter & St Paul

Mass - Special Intention - Our Parish Second Collection Peter's Pence

Mass - Special Intention - The McKeown Family

Malayalam Mass - Second Sunday each month at 4.00pm

Mon 1 July


Mass - Intention - Lucy Coutinho R.I.P.

Tues 2

Church Room



Mass - Intention - Norah Murphy R.I.P.

Ladies Circle - Coffee & Chat (9th July Pizza Night)

Weds 3


Mass - Special Intention - Nollaig St Thomas

Thurs 4


Mass - Special Intention - Nollaig

Fri 5




Mass - Special Intention - Nollaig

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions

Mass in the Malayalam Language - followed by Adoration

Mothers' Prayer Group - Church Room- 1.45pm Third Friday each month

Sat 6



Vigil Mass - Intention - Frances Lyon R.I.P.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 7 July

Nazareth Hse



Mass - Special Intention- Our Parish

Mass - Special Intention -The McKeown Family

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm - Second Sunday each month

Scripture Readings 30th June 2019, SS Peter & Paul, Year C

(Acts 12:1-11; Ps 33(34); 2 Tim 4:6-8; 17-18; Matt 16:13-19)

This is the last chapter in Acts about the Jerusalem church before Paul's missionary journeys. Peter's third arrest is this time by Herod who is the grandson of the Herod when Jesus was born. The story of Peter being freed from prison is so lovingly told that the parallels with Jesus' arrest may be missed. Like Jesus, Peter was arrested during the Passover, and was also taken for a ghost, here by the maid, Rhoda, who shuts the door in his face. The angel who proclaimed Jesus to be risen, and who frees Peter, goes on to strike Herod dead.

The psalm thanks the Lord for help in difficult times, urging us to glorify the Lord, who is always ready to give comfort.

A rather lonely Paul, abandoned in prison, writes these encouraging words to Timothy, whom Paul has commissioned to take over his ministry. Paul urges him to keep on preaching the true Christian message in its entirety. But Timothy will therefore suffer and need always to rely on the Lord's strength.

Today's gospel is Matthew's version of Jesus asking who people say he is. It is similar to Luke's version. But Matthew inserts the well-known commissioning of Peter to be the rock of the Church, the only reference in all the gospels to the whole Church.

Psalm Response: From all my terrors the Lord set me free.

Sacrament of Matrimony - Saturday 13th July

Magdalena Lawniczak & Daniel Cocks

Please keep them in your prayers.

The Eucharist - Aquinas

How precious and wonderful is this banquet which brings us salvation and is full of delight. What could be more wonderful than this sacrament.

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, Emma Bonfield,

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, Ioannis Ferao, Magaret Giltrap, Jean House.

Please advise the clergy of anyone in care,

in hospital or housebound who requires the sacraments.

Meditation - In Jesus we are children of God.

Jesus wants us to communicate that GOOD NEWS to every one. He wants us to talk about it and above all to witness to that message of salvation by our life, like the Apostles Peter and Paul.

Pray - Lord of love, you made us children of God. Grant us the grace we need and teach us to love one another that we may be children of our heavenly Father.

Speak, Lord, your servant is listening;

you have the words of everlasting life.

Pope's Prayer Intention - July -

May those who administer justice work with integrity and may the injustice present in the world never have the last word.

14th Sept - Ride & tride - 10.30 - 2.30 The annual Historic Churches event when sponsored riders or walkers visit local churches to raise funds. We need people to help keep our church open - and hopefully some who can participate. Please see what you can do. Please put the date in your diary!

2nd Collection - 14th July - SEA SUNDAY

2nd Collection THIS weekend - Peter's Pence

Collections 23 June 2019 - Many thanks -

Env £181.94 Loose £396.45

Cafod £21.00. S/orders £166.77

Prayer Trust Table - For Children's prayer books, and a number of low-cost booklets on prayer

and the sacraments.

Forthcoming Baptisms

20 July - Millie Theresa Scarlett

21 July - Olaedo Mercedes

3 August - Frankie Cotton - Gracie Cotton

4 August - Sophie Olivia Mason

Arthur James Neale & Emma Charlotte McGreal

Please pray for the children and their families.

Many thanks - to all who helped make our First Holy Communion service such a wonderful event.

CAFOD Opportunities

Inspire our students to act on their sense of justice.

If you have good interpersonal skills, a passion for CAFOD's work and connect well with children and young people, you may be just the person to go into local Catholic schools to deliver prepared assemblies and/or workshops about once a term. Necessary training, travel expenses and resources will be provided, and you will have the ongoing support of a local team.

Support local volunteers - CAFOD is looking for Parish Volunteer Coordinators to inspire and support local volunteers. A rewarding opportunity for people who are keen to work with other volunteers in their community raising awareness of the church's role in fighting injustice and poverty. Help us build a strong network - stronger than poverty and injustice

For both roles, please get in touch with Deborah:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01494 863777

Pope Francis: There is no room for selfishness in Christian life 

"The community of believers banishes individualism in favour of sharing and solidarity. There is no place for selfishness if you are a Christian," Pope Francis said this week. The Apostles devoted themselves to teaching, to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread, and to prayer.

"Christians listen constantly to apostolic teaching; they practice a high quality of interpersonal relationships through the communion of spiritual and material goods; they remember the Lord through the 'breaking of bread,' that is the Eucharist; and they dialogue with God in prayer. A way of life contrary to the individualist tendency in to "pursue one's own interests regardless or even to the detriment of others."

"Baptismal grace reveals the intimate bond between the brothers in Christ, who are called to share, to identify with others, and to give according to their needs."

"The fruit of Pentecost, the powerful outpouring of the Spirit of God on the first Christian community, was that many people felt their hearts pierced by the happy announcement of salvation in Christ and adhered to Him freely, converting, receiving baptism in his name and in turn accepting the gift of the Holy Spirit."

"Let us pray to the Holy Spirit to make our communities places where we can welcome and practice the new life, works of solidarity and communion, places where liturgies are an encounter with God, which becomes communion with our brothers and sisters, places that are doors open to the heavenly Jerusalem," Pope Francis said.

Based on Catholic News Agency report by Courtney Grogan

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