Twenty Seventh Sunday - Year C - 6th October 2019

Our Faith - Gives us a new vision of the world. Without it we see only the darker side of life. We are still slaves.

It is faith which frees us and makes us see the Spirit of power and love at work in our lives.

Sat 5th October

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Special Intention - Jean Lillis Cafod Second Collection

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 6

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

10.30am

11.00 am

4.00pm

Mass - Intention - Frances Lyon R.I.P. Cafod Second Collection

Sunday School - Church Room - Confirmation Group in the Church

Mass - Special Intention - The Missions

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm - Second Sunday each month

Monday

9.30 am

Word and communion service Our Lady of the Rosary

Tuesday

9.30am

Mass - Intention -Emma Bonfield R.I.P

Wednesday

9.30am

Mass -Intention - McKeown Family

Thurs 10

9.30am

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

Fri 11

CAFOD FAMILY

FAST DAY

9.30am

10.00am

7.00pm

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

Adoration & Confessions

Mass in the Malayalam Language - followed by Adoration

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

Sat 12

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Special Intention - Ian Pople

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 13

Nazareth House

9.30am

10.30am

11.00am

4.00pm

Mass - Special Intention - The Jordan Family

Sunday School - Church Room after Mass - Confirmation Group in the Church

Mass - Special Intention - Our Parish

Malayalam Mass

Emma Bonfield R.I.P.

Gerard Mannion R.I.P

Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

The Christian message is basically nothing else than the transmission of the testimony that love has managed to break through death and thus has transformed fundamentally the situation of all of us. Pope Benedict XV1

For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.

St Therese of Lisieux

Collections - 29 September - Thank you

Env £181.00 Loose £260.60 Cafod £28.00 Standing/orders £166.77

Many thanks for the most generous response to the

Harvest Appeal. We were able donate the produce to the Food Bank, the Hope Centre and Nazareth House. All were gratefully received. Thank you all.

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.

Prayer Intentions - Ordinary Time - Autumn Time

Please pray especially on the given dates

13-19 Oct - Prisoners & their Families

20 Oct - The Spread of the Gospel.

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

Meditate - Those involved in charitable work or work in the parish - try to do their best - and rightly so. What reward do they expect? How do we react

when our work is recognised? Hopefully, we recognise that we are merely servants -

and what we have done is no more than our duty.

Pray - Lord and Master, you give each our task. Thank you for allowing me to help spread your love and your Gospel.

Grant that I may seek no reward - just to serve you.

Christ is the fullness of revelation, meaning he is God made visible in service. In him we have received grace to make our faith visible in service.

 

Death is not what God wants from us. It came into the world through sin. We all die, but through Christ's resurrection, we can live for ever.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Scripture Readings 27th Sunday - Year C (Hab 1:2-3,2:2-4 Ps 94(95) 2 Tim 1:6-8,13-14 Lk 17:5-10 )

Habbakuk appears to have prophesied while Judah was being threatened by Babylon, who destroyed Jerusalem in 586 BC. Habbakuk expresses the ever-present frustration of mankind that evil people always seem to triumph. Since God is good and just, why doesn't He intervene to help those who worship Him? Instead of punishing his erring people by a nation even more wicked? God's answer here is that "the upright man will live by his faithfulness". So Habbakuk agrees to "quietly wait" for the invaders to be punished.

The Psalm invites us to praise and worship the Lord daily, for he is our king and shepherd. We must not lose faith in God, as did the Israelites in their desert journey. In the first of four readings from Paul's second letter to Timothy, he is urged to "bear the hardships" relying on God's power, using and developing his skills to testify to the good news. You should "guard the rich truth that has been entrusted to you" the truth that Jesus, "has abolished death".

In Luke's Gospel Jesus continues to teach on his way to Jerusalem. We must have confidence in God's plan, carrying out the tasks God has given us. We must not expect God to put this world to rights in our lifetime.

Psalm Response: O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts.



CAFOD

Today's Second Collection is for the work of Cafod - money raised will help provide a solar powered water supply to villages.

Fabiano is 14 years old - he used to get up at 4am each morning and walked miles to collect water for his family - carried it home then got ready for school. He was attacked doing this and had to run for his life.

Now thanks to the work of Cafod and the generosity of donors his village has a water pump and Fabiano can collect water for the family in just four minutes and in safety.

Let's do what we can today to help other villages and children like Fabiano by our generous response to this appeal.

Envelopes were distributed last week but spares are available at the back of Church if you want to gift aid your donation so that Cafod can reclaim any tax you have paid on the amount donated - this increases the value of your gift by 25% - at no cost to you.

Many thanks.

Extra Ordinary Month of Mission

Pope Francis has declared October a month

of prayer and action to strengthen and grow

God's mission through the Church.

MISSION 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.

We are asked to say this prayer daily throughout October

A special edition of the Missio booklet which gives daily reflections & prayer card are available at the back of church.

 

This month the whole Church revives her missionary commitment to proclaim our salvation in Jesus Christ. We are baptised and sent to carry on Christ's Mission in the world. Our mission therefore is to spread the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is the kingdom of love. "For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit" (Romans 14:17). The command of Jesus: "love one another as I have loved you" is the only mission we have and that is the only way to expand the kingdom of God and his love. Jesus says: "When you have done all you have been told to do, say, we are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty." God of love help us to channel your divine love by our word and deed.

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