Sixth Sunday - Year C - Sunday 17th February 2019

Our trust in the Lord - Nothing in this world can rob us of our peace of mind and interior joy, because our trust is not in man, but in the crucified and risen Christ.

Sat 16 Feb

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Intention - Lisa La Porta R.I.P./ Spl Int - Edson Fernandes

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 17

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

 

11.00am

Mass - Intention - Stella Long R.I.P. Day of Prayer for Racial Justice

No Sunday School or Confirmation Group today

Mass - Special Intention - The Parish

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm Second Sunday each month

Mon 18

9.30am

Mass - Intention - Mrs. McCarthy

Tues 19

9.30am

Mass - Special Intention - Nancy Hughes

No Ladies Circle this week - Meet next week for Coffee & Chat

Weds 20

9.30am

Mass - Special Intention - John Higgins

Thurs 21

9.30am

Mass - Intention - Stella Long R.I.P. St Peter Damian

Fri 22

9.30am

10.00am

7.00pm

Mass - Int -Frank Corrigan R.I.P. & Spl Int Edson Fernandes St Peter's Chair

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Malayalam Mass followed by Adoration

Mothers Prayer Group -Church Room 1.45pm - 3rd Friday each month

Sat 23 Feb

6.00pm

Vigil Mass - Spl Int Tony & Liz Muff & Int Frank Corrigan R.I.P.

Sun 24 Feb

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

 

11.00am

Mass - Special Intention - Joanne O'Leary

No Sunday School or Confirmation Group today

Mass - Special Intention - The Parish

Malayalam Mass - Second Sunday each month - 4.00pm

Scripture Readings 5th Sunday - Ordinary Time - Year C

Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8; Psalm 137(138); 1 Cor 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11


Isaiah's calling vision in 742 BC is much quoted in the book of Revelation. He sees God enthroned, with Seraphs who had two wings covering their faces, two covering their body, and with two they flew. They praised God for his total otherness, and their "Holy, Holy, Holy" is repeated before the central part of every Mass. Isaiah expects to die after seeing God's face. But he is symbolically purified by a burning ember on his lips, and so is fit to deliver God's message of doom those who mistreat the poor. Only a remnant will survive.

The Psalmist thanks the Lord for answering his prayer, while calling on all rulers to join in this hymn of thanks for the Lord's words.

Paul reminds the Corinthians of their roots and especially the gospel he taught them. He uses an existing creedal formula that he himself "had been taught", namely "that Christ died, was buried; was raised; and appeared". In rising, Christ has conquered death. The dead will also rise, bodily and spiritually.

After Jesus was rejected in Nazareth he went down to Capernaum, where he taught and healed many people. Today Luke describes Simon Peter recognising Jesus as "Lord", his title after the Resurrection. Peter and his partners accept Jesus' call, and follow him, leaving absolutely everything.

Psalm Response: Before the angels I will bless you, O Lord.

Diocesan Pilgrimage - Walsingham

Saturday 8 June -

We hope to run a coach from St Patricks - please add your name to the list at the back of Church.

Further details to follow.

Popes February Prayer Intention

For a generous welcome to the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution and of violence

Gift Aid - Planned Giving

New envelopes will be available shortly.

If you gift aid your offering and have moved,

changed your name or no longer pay tax, please let Rosemary Earle know.

If you are a tax payer with your consent the Church can reclaim the tax you have paid - this increases the value of your offering by 25% at no cost to you - please think about it.

Again please let Rosemary Earle know.

The Northampton Diocesan Directory

is now available at a cost of £5.00 available from the Sacristy

It contains a wealth of information about the Diocese, its history, parishes, clergy, schools, and religious orders.

Churches Together - Food Bank

Stocks are low - but needs have grown hence an appeal has been made tinned -

meats, puddings, spaghetti, vegetables, fruit probably not grapefruit tinned rice puddings, cartons of long life milk, tinned, packet soups (4 to a pack), sugar and jam.

Please be generous - the need is real

Also - if you are part of a business group or have any such connections could you approach them for support?

Please let Deacon Michael know.

Ash Wednesday 6th March

Mass & Imposition of Ashes 9.30am & 7.00pm

Day of Fasting & Abstinence

Cafod Lent Fast Day - 15th March

Second Collection 16th & 17th March

An imperfect person needs more courage

to walk the way of perfection than suddenly

to become a martyr, since the struggle for perfection is not brief. St Teresa of Avila

Racial Justice Sunday

Please take a prayer card at the back of the Church and pray for those facing exploitation. 'Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as if working for the Lord, not for human masters' Col 3:23.

www.catholicnews.org.uk/racial-justice sunday2019

Collections 9/10 February - Many thanks

Env £253.87 Loose £203.22 Cafod £28

Please Pray For The Sick

Sara Fox, Mary Ellis, Enzina D'Eramo,

Kitty McKenna, Joan James, Geraldine House, Richard Foster, Margaret Dunne, James Coutinho, Bernard Gavins, Ethan A Fernandes, Phil Jacobs Sinead McDonall, Glenda Smith, Maureen Bicknell, Dominico Piro, Bridie Weir, Sharon Botterill, Jean House, Anne Thompson, Margaret, Kevin & Mark McKeown, Winnie & John Kelly, Daniel Butcher, Bernadette Bollard, Margaret Dupry, Henry McAteer, Catherine Vince, Catherine Watts, Dominic Fernandes, Chris Brady, Emma Bonfield, Babies Ricardo & Michael, Nora McLoughlin, Annie Jacobs, Jenina Skippen, Michael Folan, Andrea Hughes, Fr Peter Pham, Kath Craven, Jeremy Wilcox, Linda Lane, baby Ioannis Ferao, Margaret Giltrap, Joe Taitt, Sara Quartermaine, Nancy Hughes

Please tell the clergy of anyone in care, hospital or housebound who would like the sacraments.

The Beatitudes - Born from the compassionate heart of Jesus

Pope Francis said that it was an encounter with the people that led to the proclamation of the Beatitudes "that horizon towards which we are called and challenged to set out."

He said the Beatitudes are not "the fruit of passivity in the face of reality, nor of a mere onlooker gathering grim statistics" but are rather "born of the compassionate heart of Jesus, which encounters the hearts of men and women seeking and yearning for a life of happiness."

The Beatitudes are born of a merciful heart and the Pope continued they "are not the fruit of a hypercritical attitude or the 'cheap words' of those who think they know it all yet are unwilling to commit themselves to anything or anyone, and thus end up preventing any chance of generating processes of change and reconstruction in our communities and in our lives.

"Rather, "the Beatitudes are born of a merciful heart that never loses hope."

Pope Francis said that Jesus comes "to cast out the inertia" of those who "no longer have faith in the transforming power of God the Father, and in their brothers and sisters." With the Beatitudes, "Jesus tells us, Blessed are you who work for reconciliation.

"The Pope said the Beatitude "Blessed are the peacemakers" asks us "to make ever greater room for the spirit of reconciliation in our midst."

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