Come let us worship God who made us and keep us safe in his unfailing care.

3 February

Saturday

6.00pm

6.45pm

Mass 5th Sunday of ordinary times Year B

Confessions

Holy Souls &

Margeret Mann RIP

4 February

Sunday

9.30am

Mass 5th Sunday of ordinary times Year B

David O'Leary & Vincent and Betty

5 February

Monday

9.30am

Mass - St Agatha Virgin & Martyr

Intention- Dominic

6 February

Tuesday

9.30am

Mass-St Paul Miki & Companions Martyr

Holy Souls & Beena RIP

7 February

Wednesday

9.30am

Mass - Feria

Intention - Terese

8 February

Thursday

9.30am

Mass - Feria

Mr& Mrs Ulahannan RIP

9 February

Friday

9.30am

10 -10.30am

Mass - Feria

Adoration & Confessions

Intention -Joel Vincent

10 February

Saturday

6.00pm

6.45pm

Mass-6th Sunday of ordinary times Year B

Cassilda Fernades RIP

11 February

Sun

9.30am

Mass-6th Sunday of ordinary times Year B

Our Parish & Joel Vincent

Children's Liturgy Every Sunday at the 9.30 Mass in the Church Room.

First Holy Communion Preparation after 9.30. Mass.

Never negotiates with evil - Pope Francis at the Sunday Angelus

The devil always takes away our freedom. Let us try to name some of the chains that can shackle our hearts; addictions, the pursuit of impossible perfectionisms, consumerism, hedonism, fear and idolatry of power. There are temptations and conditionings that undermine self-esteem, that undermine peacefulness, and the ability to choose and love life.

And Jesus came to free us from all these chains. Jesus has the power to drive out the devil. Jesus frees us from the power of evil but - let us be careful - he drives out the devil but he never negotiates with him! Jesus never negotiated with the devil and when he was tempted in the desert, Jesus' responses were always words from the Bible, never a dialogue. Brothers and sisters: with the devil there must be no dialogue! Be careful: with the devil there can be no dialogue, because if you start speaking to him, he will always win. Be careful. So, what should we do when we feel tempted and oppressed? Negotiate with the devil? No: there must be no negotiating with him.

We must invoke Jesus: let us call on Him and by the power of His Spirit, the Lord wants to say to the evil one today: "Be gone, leave that heart in peace, do not divide the world, do not divide our families and communities; let them live serenely so that the fruits of my Spirit may flourish.

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary times, Year B

Readings - Job 7:1-4,6-7, Psalm 146:1-6, 1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23, Gospel- Mark 1:29- 39

Accept life with hope and optimism as a precious gift from God and do good

 

First Reading:  The first reading narrates Job's frustrations as he laments about the futility of life and the miseries of human existence. Eventually, God opens Job's eyes and he surrenders himself to God's greater wisdom. Indeed, God listens to every human prayer, cry, even anger and complaint. However, there is no human suffering so intense that we cannot surrender it into God's power.Job eventually realizes that it is only in God we find meaning and purpose in life.

Second ReadingPaul, in freedom, chose to be a preacher of the Gospel. By accepting poverty for the Gospel's sake, he becomes a coheir to the blessing of the Gospel.  Paul encouraged the Corinthian converts to be ready always to forgo their own rights for the spiritual welfare of others. The sole focus of Paul's ministry was nothing but to draw people closer to God.

Gospel: Jesus cures Simon's mother-in-law and many others at Simon's house. Jesus and his compassion, healing of the sick and preaching of the Word are signs of the Kingdom of God among us. Today's Gospel completes a picture of Jesus' ministry: preaching, curing the sick, driving out demons, and then moving on to continue this work in another place. Mark's Gospel tells us that Jesus did this throughout Galilee.

Mark demonstrates the importance of prayer in Jesus' life. Jesus rose early in the morning and went to a deserted place, away from the crowds to pray. When the disciples found him, he told them that it was time to move on. Jesus sought guidance and direction from his Father in prayer. We also bring our lives to God in prayer, asking for his guidance and assistance.

Indeed, Simon's mother-in-law is a model of Christian life. She instantly converted her gratitude to the Lord into acts of spontaneous service and love. 

Responsorial Psalm: Praise the Lord who heals the broken hearted.

Food Bank - The numbers seeking help has considerably increased. If you are in a position to help, please try to bring a gift of tinned food, tea, coffee, biscuits, cereals and the like. There is also need for toiletries soap, toothpaste and cleaning materials. Please do what you can.

The Sacrament of Confirmation - preparation to begin soon

Please register your names with Deacon Michael O'Leary

DANIEL JUDE McELROY RIP

Funeral Mass: THURSDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2024. At St. Patrick's Church, Duston 11-00am

Vatican to host international conference on priestly formation

"Rekindle the Gift of God That Is Within You" is the title of a conference taking place in Rome in early February, aimed at studying the ways priests are formed for ministry. Around a thousand individuals from around the world will gather in Rome in February for a conference on clerical formation. Brazil will be the most represented nation, followed by Mexico, Italy, Poland, and the Philippines. Russia, Ukraine, and over 60 other countries will also be present.

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Reconcile, let go of anger before the sun sets -Pope at General Audience

Wrath can pervade our being, robbing us of sleep and causing us to rerun it in our minds. Moreover, it destroys relationships. Lingering resentment and detestation slowly but surely degenerate relationships.

If some misunderstanding may arise during the day and two people may no longer understand each other, suddenly perceiving themselves to be far apart," the Pope said, address it and reconcile, so "the night will not be handed over to the devil."

Next Week - Ash Wednesday 14 February 2024

Day of fast and abstinence. Masses at 9.30 am and 7 pm

Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same understanding Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and every day. Francis de Sales

He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.