19th September 2021 - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sat 18 Sep

6.00pm

25th  Sunday of the Year

Sun 19

9.30am

25th  Sunday of the Year

Mon 20

9.30am

Morning Mass - St Andrew Kim Tae-Gon & Companios

Tue 21

9.30am

Morning Mass –St Matthew

Wed 22

9.30am 

Morning Mass

Thu 23

9.30am

Morning Mass – St Pio of Pietrelcina

Fri 24

 

No  Mass

Sat 25

6.00pm

26th   Sunday of the Year

Sun 26

9.30am

26th   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 19th September 2021, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Wisdom 2:12,17-20; ; Psalm 53(54); ; James 3:16 - 4:3; Mark 9: 30-37

Christ, the Son of God

We worship the Son of God, the wisdom that comes down from above and becomes the servant of man.

Wisdom was the last book of the Old Testament to be written, probably in Alexandria about 50 BC. Written in Greek, it is not in the Hebrew Scriptures and is therefore treated as apocryphal in non-Catholic bibles. The wicked are blinded by their thoughts: "haphazard were we born", they thought, and we leave no trace when we die, "because no-one returns." So "let us enjoy the good things that exist" and "oppress the righteous", simply because "he annoys us". But Wisdom responds: "God formed man to be imperishable; in the image of his own nature".

The Psalm implores God's help against our enemies, confident that he will help. Prayed by David when his hiding place was betrayed to Saul.

James' letter continues emphasising we must show our faith in good works, for which we need "wisdom from above". We must "show works in the meekness of wisdom", not in "jealousy and selfish ambition. Friendship with the world is enmity with God".

In the Gospel Jesus uses a quiet moment on the way back from the Transfiguration to tell his disciples again that he will be killed and "after three days he will rise". But as yet they cannot understand. He then insists that his way is to "be last of all and servant of all", giving welcome to the least significant, even little children. God's wisdom is not the world's wisdom.

Psalm Response:   The Lord upholds my life.

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 pray for the repose of the soul of Bridie Weir May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Please pray for her family and friends. Bridie's Funeral Mass Friday 1st October

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

"Confession is an infallible remedy" - Pope Francis

On his visit to Slovakia, Pope Francis spoke about Confession and told young Slovakians that Confession is an "infallible remedy" for the times when we are feeling down, and to see that God's mercy, not their sins, is what lies at the heart of Confession.

He coninued: "I will give you a little piece of advice: after each Confession, sit still for a few moments in order to remember the forgiveness you received. Hold on to that peace in your heart, that inner freedom you are feeling; not your sins, which no longer exist, but the forgiveness that God has granted you, the caress of God the Father. Just hold on to that; don't let it fade."

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."

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.

Since it is from you, God our Father, that redemption comes to us, your adopted children, with favour on the family you love, give true freedom to all who believe in Christ, and bring us all alike to our eternal heritage.

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

Please donate in the Parish using a CAFOD envelope or online through the website cafod.org.uk/climatecrisis - this will help those worst effected - you can 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. You can read more on cafod.org.uk/emergencies. Please be as generous as you are able. Many thank and God Bless.

To keep up 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.

Holy Father's Prayer for Afghanistan

"I appeal to you to intensify your fasting, prayer and penance. I thank those who working to help people and especially the women and children. I ask you to continue to assist the needy and to pray that talks will lead to a peaceful and fraternal future of hope for the country and the safety and welfare of its people."

O Mary you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain and kept your faith firm. Pleas intercede for your children. Help us to be firm and loving to others. We ask for God's blessings on the sick and those who care for them. Please pray with us for peace in our troubled world, and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

"Let's make time for Adoration" - Pope Francis at the Eucharistic Congress

Pope Francis urged us to spend more time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to become more like Christ. Let us allow our encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist to transform us, just as it transformed our great and courageous saints.

"Prayer in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament can be transformative. Let us allow Jesus the Living Bread to heal us of our self-absorption, open our hearts to self-giving, liberate us from our rigidity, self-concern, and the paralyzing slavery of defending our image, and inspire us to follow him wherever he leads us. The Eucharist remind us who God is, showing us God as bread broken, as love crucified and bestowed. Today the cross is not fashionable or attractive. Yet it heals us from within." God's way of humble love is different from "the wisdom of the world," How different is Christ, who presents himself with love alone."