Masses this week:
Mon - No Mass
Tues - 09.15 Mass
Wed - 11.30 am Requiem Mass for Logan Wood
Thurs - 09.15 Mass in St Oswald's School
Fri - 07.30 Mass followed by breakfast
Sacrament of Reconciliation - 5.45 - 6.15 pm on Saturdays or anytime on appointment.
Please remember in your prayers:
Sick and housebound: Tommy Glannan, Harry Catlow, Mary O'Connor, Christine Tormey, John
Lately Dead: Logan Wood, Charlotte Taylor, Brian Croft
Anniversaries: Mary Myerscough, Edna & Geoff Edmondson, Mary Kathleen Jones, Nora
RCIA Meeting For anyone who would like to become, or is thinking of becoming a Roman
Catholic, there is a meeting in the Presbytery this Thursday evening at 8pm.
The Kneelers in Church. Thank you to all those who offered to help with bolting the benches to
the kneelers. We managed to get them done with only a minimum of help.
Morris Homes A representative will be present at the end of the 10am Mass to present a cheque
towards the costs of the kneelers. We thank them for their generosity in giving financial support to
our community in this way.
Prisoners' Sunday This weekend we are asked to keep in mind all those who are in prison, and
St Mary's Primary School are having an Eco-Action Day on Saturday 18th Oct from 10am - 12
noon (working in Eco Garden and clearing the Outdoor Classroom and stream area of vegetation).
Anyone is welcome (weather permitting) but children must be accompanied.
November Prayer List If you would like someone deceased to be remembered during Masses in
November then please put their names and preferred dates on a list in an envelope marked
"November List". Do not put money in the envelope. Latest date for names to be handed in is
next Sunday 19th October.
On Children by Kahlil Gibran
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; for even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.