July 16

Saturday

6.00pm

6.45 pm

16th Sunday of the Year

Appeal Br John Marist Fathers

Confessions

Special Intention - Fr Jithu and T. Thomas RIP

Retiring Collection - Marist Fathers

July 17

Sunday

9.30 am

 

16th Sunday of the Year

Appeal Br John Marist Fathers

Special Intention - Claire Everett

Intention - Mai & Reg Kneafsey RIP

Retiring Collection - Marist Fathers

July 18

Monday

9.30am

Feria

Special Intention - Melwyn Tomy

July 19

Tuesday

9.30am

Feria

Intention - Raymond Baldwin RIP

July20

Wednesday

9.30am

Feria

Special Intention - O'Leary Family

July 21

Thursday

9.30am

Feria

Special Intentions - Melwyn Tomy

July 22

Friday

9.30am

10 - 10.30

St Mary Magdalene

Adoration and Confessions

Intention - Dominic O'Connor RIP

 

July 23

Saturday

6.00pm

6.45 pm

17th Sunday of the Year

Confessions

Special Intention - MacGarthy Family

Intention - Mai & Reg Kneafsey RIP

July 24

Sunday

9.30am

17th Sunday of the Year

Intention - Catherine McAllister RIP & Our Parish

Fear closes the door, but faith pushes it right open

Bro John will speak about the work of the Marist Fathers with refugees & street children, helping with their education and providing pastoral care. There is retiring collection after each Mass please be generous as you are able to afford.

Scripture Readings 17th July 2022 - 16th Sundayin Ordinary Time -Year C

Gen 18:1-10; Ps 14(15):2-5; Col 1:24-28; Lk 10:38-42

Our Father in Heaven - Christ has given us in very truth the power to become the children of God.

Compare the timidity and self-abnegation of Abraham's prayer with the confidence with which Christ

teaches us to pray to our Father in Heaven.

Abraham, settled by the oaks of Mamre, near Hebron, south of Jerusalem, gives proper hospitality to his three special visitors. He addresses only one of them as Lord, who promises a son to the couple in their old age. God's covenant promise to Abraham of countless descendants can now begin to come true.

The Psalm lists the social virtues necessary to be at one with the Lord, especially justice and charity.

Paul had explained to the Colossians that with Christ's death God's covenant plan is now back on track.

Paul sees his afflictions as helping spread the knowledge of redemption and sees that God gives us the dignity of joining our sufferings to Christ's.

The Jews believed that God would reveal his secret plans for creation: Paul says these have now been revealed - the mystery is Jesus the Christ, the man who is the revelation of God, now raised to the new life also promised to us.

In Luke's description of Jesus' visit to Martha and Mary, their brother Lazarus is not mentioned. Like Sarah, Martha is busy preparing the meal. With so much to do she is naturally - but not obsessively - distracted, and asks for Mary's help. But Jesus reminds her that listening to the words of their prophetic guest is more important than domestic perfection.

Psalm Response -The just will live in the presence of the Lord.

Children's Liturgy Takes every Sunday at the 9.30 Mass in the Church Room - All children are welcome,

Sunday School - Closed for the Summer-Sacrament preparation will resume in the Autumn

Andrea Hughes R.I.P.

Andrea's mortal remains will be brought into Church on Monday 25th July at 5.00pm. Her funeral will take

place on Tuesday 26 July at 11.30am. Please pray for the repose of her soul. May she rest in peace

For Service to other - St Teresa of Calcutta

Make me worthy Lord to serve others

throughout the world who live and die

in poverty and hunger, them through

our hands this day their daily bread

and by our understanding love,

give them peace and love. Amen

Day by Day - St Richard of Chichester

Thank you, Jesus, for the benefits and blessings you

have given me. For all the pains and insults you have

borne for me. Merciful friend, Brother and Redeemer

may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly

and follow you more nearly

day by day. Amen

In a higher world it is otherwise, but here below to live is to change, and to be perfect is to change often.

St John Henry Newman

It is Jesus in fact that you seek when you dream of happiness.

He is waiting for you when nothing else satisfies you, His is the beauty which draws you, He it is that provokes your thirst for the fullness that will not let you settle for compromise. Pope St John Paul II

Let us pray to be kept faithful in the service of God. Lord be merciful to your people. Fill us with your

gifts and make us always eager to serve you in faith, hope and love. Amen.

General Intercessions for Peace - St John Chrysostom

In peace, let us beseech the Lord for the peace that is from above and the salvation of our souls; for the peace of the whole world and of the holy Churches of God, and of all his people. For our homes, that they may be holy, and for all our clergy, for all those serving our community, and for our parish. For the sick and all who need your protection and your merciful love. Lord, have mercy and preserve with your grace - for to you, O Lord, is due glory, honour and worship, world without end. Amen

Food Bank - The need for donations is urgent. Please do what you can to support our Food Bank. Donations - of food and toiletries -can be left at Church or taken the United Reformed Church on

Saturday or Monday between 10am and 12noon. Many thanks. God Bless.

If you are able to start or increase your weekly offering or make a donation you can do so directly

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.

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

I will listen to whatever the Lord tells me, for He will speak peace to His people and Hid chosen ones and to those who repent in their hearts, Truly, His salvation is close to those who fear Him, so that glory in our Lands.

Lord our God, when your world lay in pieces you raised it up again on the foundation of your Son's

passion and death. Give us the grace to rejoice in the freedom from sin which your Son has gained

for us, and brings us back to everlasting joy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, you Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever, Amen,

Pope Francis - See and have compassion - Like the Good Samaritan

Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel of the Parable of the Good Samaritan and noted that in the Gospel, Luke points out that, "the Samaritan, despite having his travel plans disrupted, does not seek excuses to pass by but deals with the problem." Francis pointed out, is exactly what Jesus teaches Christians to do as his disciples.

The Gospel teaches us to have compassion. By walking in the footsteps of Christ, Christians become "travellers" and learn to "understand reality correctly, and not "to pass by" as the priest and the Levite did. Following Jesus teaches us to have compassion: be aware of others, especially those who suffer and need it most. And to intervene like the Samaritan."

Bringing his reflection to a close, Pope Francis called upon the faithful to ask God to be freed from "selfish indifference" and to be put on His Way, recognizing our own faults is not sufficient.

"Let us ask the Lord to see and have compassion towards those we meet along the way, especially those who suffer and are in need, to draw near and do what we can to lend a hand."

"May the Virgin Mary accompany us on this journey of growth. May she, who 'shows us the Way', that is Jesus, also help us to become more and more 'disciples of the Way'", the Pope concluded. 

From a report by Lisa Zengarini