10th October 2021 - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sat Oct 9

6.00pm

28th   Sunday of the Year

Sun 10

9.30am

28th   Sunday of the Year

Mon 11

9.30am

Morning Mass – St John XXIII

Tue 12

9.30am

Morning Mass  - St Winifred of York

Wed 13

9.30am 

Morning Mass – St Edward the Confessor

Thu 14

9.30am

Morning Mass – Pope St Callistus I 

Fri 15

9.30am 

Morning Mass – St Teresa of Avila

Sat 16

6.00pm

29th   Sunday of the Year

Sun 17

9.30am

29th   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 10thOctober 2021 - 28thSundayin Ordinary Time - Year B

Wisdom 7: 7-11; Psalm 89(90): 12-17; Hebrews 4: 12-13; Mark 10: 17-30)

Christ our wealth - even though we had nothing in the world we could call our own, in having Christ, the wisdom of God, we possess all things; we are rich in him. He is the word of God that is alive & active in our hearts.

The last of the Old Testament books to be written, the Wisdom of Solomon was written to encourage Jews living in the rational Greek culture of Alexandria.Today's reading is part of a speech ascribed to Solomon, describing what Wisdom is, and why we should seek her. Solomon prayed and was given wisdom which he sees as "a breath of the power of God", "a reflection of eternal light", "an image of God's goodness". And so to be desired above all riches.

The Psalm, attributed to Moses, compares God's awesome eternity to the shortness of Moses' and our lives, asking God for wisdom, so that our work be firmly based. Filling our short lives with God's love is all we need to be full of joy.

The Letter to the Hebrews has insisted Jesus, a man like other men, is capable of leading into God's rest those who hear and obey "the living Word of God", which, like a sword, can unfailingly "judge secret emotions and thoughts".

Jesus continues to teach on his way to Jerusalem: the rich man appears to have heard the good news, but does not have the wisdom to let go of his riches. How hard it is to do so! We cannot practise this wisdom without God's help.

Psalm Response - Fill us with your love so that we may rejoice.

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.

Don't worry to the point of losing your inner peace.

Pray with perseverance, with faith, with calmness and serenity. Padre Pio

Please remember in your prayers

The Church. The lonely and frightened. The faithful departed and 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, staff and children. Coronavirus Victims.

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

The people in areas of conflict and poor countries needing vaccine supplies.

Pope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict. Bishop David, our clergy, religious and laity

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

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

 

If you Lord

laid bare our

guilt, who could

endure it?

but you are a

forgiving God.

Make your love

the foundation of

our lives.

May our love

for you show itself in the good that

we do for others

and the love

we show them.

Rev David Speairs of St Andrews is co-ordinating local support and working with the Salvation Army for Afghani Refugees . Items can be taken to St Andrews on Monday afternoons 2 - 4pm & Saturday from 10 -12noon. Much needed items - coats, nappies, trainers, jogger bottoms, trousers, new underwear, toiletries, colouring books & pens, individual wrapped biscuits. Many refugees came with only the clothes they stood up in.

Rev David Speairs of St Andrews is co-ordinating local support and working with the Salvation Army for Afghani Refugees . Items can be taken to St Andrews on Monday afternoons 2 - 4pm & Saturday from 10 -12noon.

Much needed items - coats, nappies, trainers, jogger bottoms, trousers, new underwear, toiletries, colouring books & pens, individual wrapped biscuits. Many refugees came with only the clothes they stood up in.

Pope Francis - Growing in Faith

Pope Francis said last Sunday that recognizing our frailty allows the possibility to discover true strength comes from placing all one's hope in the Lord. This is how we become great. Let us ask the Virgin Mary for a great grace, that of smallness: to be children who trust the Father, certain that He does not fail to take care of us. Knowing that one is small, is the first step in opening ourselves up to Him," he said.

"Recognizing our frailty allows for the possibility for growth in faith. A beautiful prayer would be this: 'Lord, look at my frailties ?' and list them before Him. This is a good attitude before God".

Once we start to think of the world we are leaving to future generations, we look at things differently; we realise that the world is gift which we have freely received and must share with others. Laudato Si 159

To keep up or review your weekly offerings or to make donations -

Direct to the Parish - By Standing Order/Direct Debit/One-Off Donation - ask your bank to pay to

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)

Have your debit/credit card ready - specify the offering is for St Patrick's Duston.

If the line is busy leave only your telephone number and your name - you will be called back.

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

Renew for us the wonders of your mercy, send your Spirit to work in our hearts, that enemies may begin dialogue, and people meet in harmony. Help people to commit to a sincere search for a true and

lasting peace to overcome hatred and for pardon to disarm revenge. From a prayer of Pope John Paul II

Churches Together Food Bank - Help is also still needed so please if you can take food donations to the

United Reformed Church on Saturday -10am and 12 noon. God Bless & many thanks.

To Our Lady Assumed into Heaven - God our Father you raised Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, your Son, body and soul to the glory of Heaven. In the midst of all we do in this world may we never los of our destiny in Heaven and one day share her glory. Through Christ our Lord. Amen Pope Paul VI

Pope Francis and world religious leaders appealed for nations to "achieve net zero carbon emissions as soon as possible", with "richer countries reducing their emissions& financing reductions by poorer nations."."It is important that the COP26 Summit should deliver ambitious short-term actions from all nations."

What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us? Laudato Si 160

"Pray that 'every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization"

Pope Francis invites all Catholics to pray in October "that every baptized person be engaged in evangelization by being witnesses of a life flavoured by the Gospel. Jesus asks us all, to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?"

If you do things because Christ is guiding you, others will notice. Your testimony of life will inspire others to ask, 'How is it possible for this person to be this way?' or 'What is the source of the love with which this person treats everyone - the kindness and good humour?'"

"The Church is beginning, as the People of God, with an invitation to discern how the Holy Spirit is calling us to face the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church, 'whose doors are open'. This mission is based on an encounter between people, on the testimony of people who say, 'I know Jesus, and I'd like you to know Him too."