Fifth Sunday - Year C - Sunday 10th February 2019

Christ makes us his Apostles - We are utterly unworthy to be Apostles - yet he sends us out to be fishers

of men. He cleanses us from our sins and gives us the strength to say "Here I am Lord - send me."

Sat 9 Feb

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Intention - Noel Walsh R.I.P. & Stella Long R.I.P.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 10

 

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

 

4.00pm

Mass - Intention - Patrick Proctor R.I.P. & Stella Long R.I.P

Sunday School & Confirmation Group after Mass

Malayalam Mass

No Mass

Mon 11

9.30am

Service of the Word & Holy Communion Our Lady Of Lourdes

Tues 12

8.00pm

No Mass or morning service today.

Ladies Circle - Talk - Graham Kinnersley - Musical Stories & Quiz

Weds 13

9.30am

Service of the Word & Holy Communion

Thurs 14

9.30am

No Mass or morning service today Ss Cyril & Methodius

Fri 15

9.30am

 

1.45pm

7.00pm

Foundation Mass Intention - Frank & Joan Billingham R.I.P.

followed by Adoration & Sacrament of Reconciliation

Mothers Prayer Group - Church Room

Malayalam Mass followed by Adoration

Sat 16 Feb

6.00pm

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

Sun 17 Feb

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

 

11.00am

Mass - Intention - Stella Long R.I.P.

Sunday School & Confirmation Group - after Mass

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,

Further details to follow.

Meditate - at the heart of the Gospel is the call to discipleship. Peter's vocation is born the moment he obeys Jesus and recognises that obedience is a virtue.

The encounter between the power of God and Peter's weakness bears great fruit in Peter's life and in generations to come.

Pray - Heavenly Father, you give each person their own mission for the glory of your name. Open my eyes to your action in my life and touch my heart with your grace so that I may believe in your great power at work in me.

Gift Aid - Planned Giving

New envelopes will be available shortly.

If you gift aid your offering and have moved,

changed your name of 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.

Finally .............

never lose hope in God's mercy.

Rule of St Benedict

Collections 2/3 February - Many thanks

Env £213.02 Loose £253.49 Cafod £23.42

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, Maurice Roll, 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.

Pope Francis "the conversion and healing we are all in need of"

Urging believers never to feel superior, Pope Francis said that in order to make a breach in people's hearts and invite them to conversion, we must be meek and humble, following in the footsteps of Christ. Today's Gospel tells how Jesus sends his disciples into the world to bring healing, just as He came into the world to heal, the Pope noted, "to heal the root of sin in us",

"the original sin". Healing, the Pope said, is a bit like "creating from anew": "Jesus recreated us from the root and then allowed us to move forward with his teaching, with his doctrine, a doctrine that heals" he said.

But, the first requisite is that there be conversion. "Conversion is the first step of healing in the sense that it opens the heart so that the Word of God may enter" he said. After having exhorted

to conversion, the "Twelve drove out many demons" and they could do so because they had the authority, the Pope said, to say "This is a demon! This is a sin." This authority, he said, is not the authority of someone who speaks down to people, but of someone who is interested in people.

"Demons flee before humility, before the power of Christ's name with which the apostle carries

out his mission" the Pope said, because demons "cannot bear that sins be healed". We can all bring healing with a good word and patience

Then, the Pope said, the Apostles also "anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them." The anointing, he explained, "is the caress of God," so all apostles must learn "this wisdom of God's caresses".

He pointing out that all Christians can bring healing, not only priests and bishops: "each of us has the power to heal his brother or sister."

Pope Francis concluded saying "We all need to be healed, and we can all heal others if we are humble and meek: with a good word, with patience, with a glance".

Extracts from a report on The Vatican News website of the Pope's homily at Morning Mass on Thursday 7 February

Reporter Linda Bordoni

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