Fourteenth Sunday - Year C - 7th July 2019

Christ our Peace - The peace of Christ which we celebrate today

should leave its mark on us so that we become messengers of peace to all around us.

Sat 6 July

6.00pm

6.45pm

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

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 7

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

11.00 am

Mass - Special Intention - Our Parish

Mass - Special Intention - The McKeown Family

Malayalam Mass - Second Sunday each month at 4.00pm

Mon 8

9.30am

Mass - Special Intention - Nollaig Donegan

Tues 9

Church Room

9.30am

8.00pm

Mass - Special Intention - Nollaig Donegan

Ladies Circle - Pizza Night

Weds 10

9.30am

Mass - Special Intention - Kneafsey Family

Thurs 11

9.30am

Mass - Special Intention - Private St Benedict

Fri 12

9.30am

10.00am

7.00pm

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

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 13

12.30

6.00pm

6.45pm

Marriage of Magdalena Lawniczak & Daniel Cocks

Vigil Mass - Intention - Deacon Erik Kerr (ordained today) & his family

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 14 July

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

11.00am

4.00pm

Mass - Special Intention - Our Parish

Mass - Intention -Donal O'Hara R.I.P

Malayalam Mass

Readings -14th Sunday - Ordinary Time - Year C

Is 66:10-14; Ps 65(66):1-20; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12,17-20

Third Isaiah wrote this beautiful imagery of a compassionate God to encourage the Jews returning from exile in Babylon to rebuild the Temple. The Lord sends his peace to Jerusalem through which he will give peace and nourishment to those who recognise the new creation coming with Jesus' resurrection.

The psalm praises God's power as revealed throughout history but especially during the Exodus.

This fond farewell concludes our readings from Paul's letter to the Galatians. Human distinctions and marks on our flesh like circumcision no longer signify. We have become a new Spirit-filled creation, the "Israel of God" - God's chosen family to carry God's message to the world. The new Mass translation, "and with your spirit", picks up Paul's final phrase. God's grace is to be deep and personal, affecting our whole lives.

In Luke's gospel last week, Jesus "set himself to travel to Jerusalem" and in the main all our gospel readings are from his journey, as Jesus consciously focused on his coming suffering in Jerusalem. Today Jesus sends 72 disciples on mission ahead of him, like the 70 elders chosen by Moses to lead the Exodus. But Jesus' disciples are offering Israel a last chance to change her mind about Jesus.

Psalm response: Cry out with joy to God, all the earth.

The Eucharist - Thomas 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.

Sacrament of Matrimony - Saturday 13th July

Magdalena Lawniczak & Daniel Cocks

Please keep them in your prayers.

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

Jesus sends his disciples to preach the two great commands - love God above all - love your neighbour as yourself - and to do so not only with words but by the way they carry out their mission. They love God by trusting in divine providence - they love their neighbour by bringing Christ's mission to them.

Prayer - Lord God, who founded the whole Law in these two great commandments - send upon us the spirit of trust that puts you in first place at all times and my neighbour's needs over mine.

Pope's July Prayer Intention - 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!

Collections 30 June 2019 - Many thanks -

Env £222.00 Loose £180.27 Cafod £21.00.

Peters Pence £90.94 S/orders £166.77

Prayer Trust Table - Prayer booklets for various occasions and uses - all at low cost.

2nd collection next weekend

Apostleship of the Sea

Forthcoming Baptisms

20 July - Millie Theresa Scarlett

21 July - Olaedo Mercedes Idu

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.

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 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

Saints Peter and Paul witness to the power of God's forgiveness - POPE Francis

Pope Francis, in his homily for the feast of Peter and Paul, said that they are both witnesses to the transformative power of God's forgiveness through which all Christians can experience a new beginning of peace and joy.

"Only when we experience God's forgiveness do we truly experience rebirth. From there we start over, from forgiveness; there we rediscover who we really are: in the confession of our sins." He continued "Peter denied the Lord, while Paul persecuted the Church." "Jesus called them by name and changed their lives."

Pope Francis said that the Lord's forgiveness was the secret that enabled Saints Peter and Paul to persevere in their mission despite their weaknesses. "Having met Jesus and experienced his forgiveness, the Apostles bore witness to him by living a new life: they no longer held back, but gave themselves over completely," he said. "They were no longer content with half-measures but embraced the only measure possible for those who follow Jesus: that of boundless love."

"Both understood that holiness does not consist in exalting but rather in humbling oneself," he explained. "Throughout life, they preserved this humility, to the very end. Peter died crucified upside down, since he did not consider himself worthy to imitate his Lord. Paul was always fond of his name, which means 'little,' and left behind his birth name, Saul, the name of the first king of his people," he said.

"Witness arises from an encounter with the living Jesus," Pope Francis said, noting that St. Paul repeats the name "Christ" almost 400 times in his letters.

Pope Francis stressed the importance of "a personal encounter with Jesus. Let us ask: 'Do I renew daily my own encounter with Jesus?'" "Let us ask for the grace not to be lukewarm Christians living by half measures, allowing our love to grow cold," he said. "Let us rediscover who we truly are through a daily relationship with Jesus and through the power of his forgiveness. from a catholic News Agency report by Courtney Grogan

 

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