Saturday, 16 May 2015

Feast of The Ascension

"Stay with us Lord on our Journey"


Ascension Sunday and World Communications Day

There will be a second collection for the work of the Catholic Communications Network (CCN)


Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Nan Ganley, Myra Melarkey, Anne Duckett

Lately Dead: Fr John Dugdale, Fr Peter Samuels  

Anniversaries: Rose Rochford, Stephen Laycock, Annie Cecilia Clarkson, Philip Wasdell, Fred Duckworth, Andrew Fielding, William & Joan Ryan


Masses this week:

Mon – No Mass                   Tues – 9.30 am Mass

Wed – 12noon Mass followed by Packed Lunch

Thurs – 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition

Fri – 07.30am Mass followed by breakfast


CAFOD – Nepal Appeal - £1000 has been sent off as a result of your generosity. Thank you


Prayer to Our Lady  

Joy fill your heart, O Queen most high, alleluia!   Your Son in the tomb did lie, alleluia!

Has risen as he did prophesy, alleluia!  Pray for us, Mother, when we die, alleluia!  (Regina Caeli)


God is with us


A man whispered, "God, speak to me".

And a bird began to sing.

But the man did not hear.


Then the man repeated: "God, speak to me".

And the echo of thunder was heard.

But the man was unable to hear.


Then he looked around and said: "God, let me see you".

And a star shone in the heavens.

But the man did not see it.


The man began to shout: "God show me a miracle".

And a baby was born.

But the man did not feel the heart-beat of life.


Then, the man became desperate and cried:

"God touch me and assure that you are with me",

and a butterfly alighted gently on his shoulder.


The man brushed off the butterfly with his hand

And disillusioned continued on his way,

sad, alone and afraid.


Translation of a song from the indigenous people of Peru