26th September 2021 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sat Sep 25


26th   Sunday of the Year

Sun 26


26th   Sunday of the Year

Mon 27


Morning Mass - St Vincent de Paul

Tue 28


Morning Mass  

Wed 29


Morning Mass -  Ss Michael, Gabriel & Raphael

Thu 30


No  Mass

Fri Oct 1



Morning Mass – St Teresa of the Child Jesus

Funeral Mass – Bridie Weir

Sat 2


27th   Sunday of the Year

Sun 3


27th   Sunday of the Year

Given the spread of the virus and following advice, we will proceed cautiously lifting any restrictions.

Confessions after the mass on Fridays and Saturdays

Face coverings or masks must be worn in church at Mass

Scripture Readings 26th  September 2021 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time -Year B

Numbers 11: 25-29; Psalm 18(19); James 5:1-6; Mark 9: 38-48

God's Spirit is in the World - We praise God for all His prophets:

men and women of every nation and creed who have resisted evil and manifested the Spirit in their lives.

The Book of Numbers mainly describes Israel's wanderings in the wilderness from Mount Sinai towards the Promised Land. The people frequently murmured complaints against Moses, who found the burden of leadership too much to bear. Bored with the daily diet of manna, the people complain, so God gives them heaps of quail, but then punishes them for their greed. God gives some of his spirit to seventy elders to share Moses' burden, but even if the whole people became prophets Moses must continue alone as leader.

The Psalm rejoices in the way both the heavens and God's commandments reveal the glory of the Lord, while reminding us that we need cleansing from even our "hidden faults".

Our last reading from the letter of James reminds those who are well off that life is short and their sins will be punished. We should patiently share the earth's fruits until the Lord's coming.

In Mark's Gospel we hear Jesus' last teachings before he starts his final journey to Jerusalem. Like Moses, Jesus confirms that people may work in God's name even if they have not been formally appointed. God's work is not limited to formal organisations. Above all, we should keep our mind on God's kingdom, not be tempted away from it by the pleasures of this world.

Psalm Response:    The precepts of the Lord gladden the heart.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bridie Weir. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Bridie's Funeral Mass is on Friday 1st October at 11.00am - Please pray for her and her family and friends.

Spiritual Holy Communion Oh Jesus, my God, I love you, but unfortunately, I cannot receive you in Holy Communion at this time. Come, nevertheless, and visit me with your grace. Come spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sanctify it. Render it like your own most Sacred Heart. Amen. Online Daily Mass www.northamptondiocese.org/live.

Please remember in your prayers

The Church. The lonely and frightened. Bridie Weir and all the faithful departed, those who mourn.

The sick, (Mark, Sandra, Peter, Norma, Darcey, Ken, Shalipp, Tom V, B, D & his wife), the carers, &

Maimai.Hospital, health & care workers. Teachers and children returning to school.Coronavirus Victims.

Migrants Victims of oppression & racial hatred.World leaders to unite to find & share a covid solution.

Poor countries where disease & risk is increased by food and medicine shortages.

The people of India, of Haiti the Middle East and Afghanistan. Pope Francis & Pope Emeritus Benedict

Our country, that the lifting of covid restrictions will be successful.

.In gratitude for God's gifts, mercy and unconditional love

"Ant-Semitism - a fashion and a bad thing" - Pope Francis

Holocaust survivor, Edith Bruck expressed her gratitude to the Pope at the end of his visit to Hungary and Slovakia, for highlighting anti-Semitism during his visit.

Bruck,(90 years old, wrote: "Your words on anti-Semitism, which has never been eradicated, are more relevant today than ever. "I hope that your voice and the warmth you emanate reaches, touches, awakens the good in everyone. Sometimes even in the deepest darkness the light makes its way. I know it and live in hope."

The pope also said recently, "Anti-Semitism is in fashion now, it is resurrecting. It is a very bad thing. If only if we become roots of peace and shoots of unity, will we prove credible in the eyes of the world, which look to us with a yearning that can bring hope to blossom."

Speaking of last Sunday's Gospel when Christ said, "If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all." Pope Francis reflects on Christ overturning the world's criteria about what truly matters, and concluded 'The value of a person does not depend anymore on their role, their job, their wealth.'' He concluded, "No, no, no, it does not depend on this. Greatness and success in God's eyes are measured differently: they are measured by service. Not on what one has, but on what they give. Do you want to be first? Serve. This is the way."

Holy Father's Prayer for Afghanistan

I appeal to you to intensify your fasting, prayer and penance. I thank those working to to assist the needy - especially the women and children.

Let us all pray that talks will lead to a peaceful and fraternal future of hope for the country and the safety and welfare of its people."

Churches Together Food Bank - Help is still needed so please keep up support and take food donations to the United Reformed Church on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12 noon. God Bless & many thanks.

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY - FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER - 2ND Collections 2/3 October

Please donate in the Parish using a CAFOD envelope or online via the website cafod.org.uk/climatecrisis - which helps those worst effected. Please also add your voice the Cafod's online petition asking the

Prime Minister to show leadership in tackling the climate crisis - cafod.org,uk/climate. and read more on cafod.org.uk/emergencies. Please be as generous as you are able. Thank you. MayGod bless you.

The cross is something wonderfully great and honourable. It is great because through the cross the noble acts of Christ found their consummation for both his miracles and his sufferings were fully rewarded with victory. The cross is honourable because it is both the sign of God's suffering and the trophy of his victory. The barred gates of hell were smashed. St Andrew of Crete

  'I Love you, Lord, and the only grace I ask is to love you eternally. My God, if my tongue cannot say in

every moment that I love you, I want my heart to repeat it to you as often as I draw breath.' St John Vianney

Stand by me Holy Mother, that I may gain somewhat of your purity, innocence and faith, that He may

be the one object of my love and my adoration as He was of yours. Obtain for me this grace, that

when I suffer, I may associate my sufferings with Him, and you, that through His passion, your

merits, and those of all the Saints, they may be a satisfaction for my sins, and procure for me eternal life.

From a Newman Prayer Book


To keep up your weekly offerings or to make donations -

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Account Name: RCDN St Patrick Duston Branch Sort Code: 60-06-11 A/c No 59820640.

Let Fr Benny know if as a tax payer, you want us to reclaim it -No cost to you - so valuable for the church.

Or on 'Giving Tuesday' you can call the Diocesan Finance Office 01604 712065, (10:00am - 4:00pm)

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We know at present many are struggling financially so please just do what you can.


O Lord, you had

just cause to

judge us as you

did, because we

sinned against

you and we

disobeyed your


But now, you

show us the

greatness of

your loving

heart, and you

treat us with

your unbounded




Lord, help us in

your kindness,

forgive our

failings, and lead

us to salvation.

Your words, Lord, are spirit and

they are life

"I am the saviour

of all people.

Whatever their

troubles, I will

answer their

cry, and, I will

always be

their Lord."