Thirtieth Sunday - Year C - 27th October 2019

The Lord - The Righteous Judge - one thing we know for certain about his judgement

is that it favours the humble, and that the humble will be exalted.

Sat 26th October

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Intention - - Ulahannan Thomas R.I.P.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 27

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

10.30am

11.00 am

Mass - Intention - Cathy Bicknell R.I.P.

No Sunday School - starts again next week

Mass - Special Intention - Jacobs Family

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm - Fourth Sunday each month

Monday 28

9.30 am

Mass - Intention - Norrie Dillon R.I.P. SS Simon & Jude

Tuesday 29

9.30am

Mass - Intention - John Kelly R.I.P

Ladies Circle - No meeting this week

Wednesday 30

9.30am

Mass - Intention - Nora King R.I.P.

Thurs 31

9.30am

Mass - Intention - Emma Bonfield R.I.P.

Fri 1 Nov

 

9.30 am

7.00pm

All Saints Day - A holy Day of Obligation to hear Mass

Mass - Special Intention - Our Parish

Mass - Intention - Private

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

Sat 2 Nov

All Souls Day

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Intention -The Holy Souls R.I.P. 2nd Collection

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 3

 

Nazareth House

9.30am

10.30am

11.00am

Mass - Intention - John Deane R.I.P 2nd Collection.

Sunday School & Confirmation Group start again this week

Mass - Intention -The Holy Souls

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

Readings 30th Sunday - Ordinary Time -Year C Eccl35:12-14,16-19 -Ps 33(34) 2 -Tim 4:6-8,16-18 - Lk 18:9-14

Sirach was a Jerusalem sage writing about 180 BC. His wise maxims are much used by the Church. God does not approve "the gifts of the godless, nor for their many sacrifices does he forgive their sins". God is just, "he hears the cry of the oppressed". God's justice will be seen, he will wreak "vengeance upon the proud".

The psalm urges us to praise the Lord, especially for his rescue of us. We should therefore keep his commandments.

Paul tells Timothy to expect a time to come "when people will not tolerate sound doctrine" "and will stop listening to the truth". In every age Christians have experienced this happening. Paul is facing death alone. But God has not deserted him, enabling him to speak out at his trial, sending the gospel message to yet more Gentiles, even at this late hour.

In Luke's gospel Jesus continues his teachings on prayer. After last week's parable about the persistent widow comes this strong condemnation of insincere prayer. We should not imagine that the Pharisee was bad: he is a good man, conscientiously observing his religion. Yet Jesus says the tax collector went home justified "rather than" the Pharisee. Not "more than"! Why? Because the tax collector was humble enough to admit his need of God and of his mercy.

Psalm Response: This poor man called; the Lord heard him.

Holy Day of Obligation to hear Mass

All Saints Day - Next Friday - 1st November

Mass at 9.30am and 7.00pm

Collections -20 October - Thank you

Env £288.00 Loose £202.40 Cafod £30.00

S/orders £166.77

Last Sunday World Mission - 2nd Collection

Thank you for your contribution of £197.62

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.

At the Canonisation of St John Henry Newman Pope Francis quoted from one of Newman's

well known and well loved hymns -

Lead Kindly Light Amid The Gathering Gloom.

Needed now more than ever in todays world

especially on hearing of the terrible atrocities now taking place in Quaragosh, Iraq.

Lord have mercy on us all.

Meditate - All the Pharisee says is true but he uses his own virtuous deeds to exalt himself and look down on the other man - hence his prayer doesn't go far. On the other hand, the tax collector's prayer reaches God in its humility.

Prayer - God our creator, you rejoice in the humble of heart, Grant us a contrite spirit which recognises your power and our weaknesses so that we may praise you for ever - Amen,

SECOND COLLECTION - NEXT SUNDAY

Bishops Maintenance Fund

Prayer Intentions - Autumn Time

9/11 November Victims of War

24 November - Young People

Prayer of Saint 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,

and all I love.

Popes Francis Mission Intention for November May a spirit of dialogue, encounter & reconciliation

emerge in the Middle East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.

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.

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, Margaret, Kevin & Mark McKeown, Daniel Butcher, Henry McAteer, Catherine Vince, Catherine Watts, Linda Lane, Babies Ricardo & Michael, Annie Jacobs, Enzina D'Eramo, Nora McLoughlin, 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 parishioner

in hospital, in care or confined to their home

who would like the sacraments.

Pope Francis: Love children and the elderly, or expect the sadness of 'demographic winter'

 

Pope Francis said that the vibrant presence of elderly and young people in communities demonstrates the presence of God. Their abundance is the sign that when a people care for the old and for the young, and consider them a treasure, there is the presence of God, a promise of future.

When the elderly and young are together, "this is the sign that a people cherishes life," he said, "that there is a culture of hope: the care of the young and the elderly. The sign of respect for life, of love for life, the sign of making life grow, are the signs of the presence of God in our communities."Pope Francis noted that the young and the elderly are the "certainty of the survival of a country and of the Church."

But the culture of waste that "sends children on their way back to the sender" or puts elderly people away

in retirement homes simply "because they are not productive" - is ruinous, he stressed. "When a country grows old and there are no children, when you don't see children's prams on the streets and you don't see pregnant women, when you read that in that country there are more pensioners than workers, it's tragic!" he said.

Francis explained that it is also tragic to lose the traditions handed down by one's elders, calling traditions "the lymph of the roots that make the tree grow and bear flowers and fruits. Therefore, the love of God is always sowing love and making people grow."

"It comes to mind to say, excuse me, to you, parish priests, when in the evening you do an examination of conscience, ask this: how have I behaved today with children and with old people?" he concluded.

Based on an article by Hannah Brockhaus Catholic News Agency

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