"Stay with us Lord on our Journey"
Please remember in your prayers:
Sick and housebound: Thomas James McIntyre, Sheila Barnes, Alan James Baron, Martin Dwyer, Fr Peter Birmingham
Lately Dead: Kieron Feathers, Ian Storey & Anne Duckett
Anniversaries: Mary Coyne, Peter Pickles, Peter Wolfenden
Masses this week:
Tues: 9.30am Mass ("End of Year School Leavers' Mass" from St Mary's school)
Wed: 10.15am Requiem Mass for Kieron Feathers
Thurs: 09.15 Mass at Sacred Heart school for the School Leavers
Fri: 12 noon followed by packed lunch
This week the Office will be open Tues & Thurs 11.30 – 2pm & Fri 10am – 12noon.
Today there is a Second Collection for the Apostleship of the Sea
This Saturday Fr McLaughlin will be celebrating the evening Mass as Fr John will be at the Proclaim'15 Conference in Birmingham.
Assisted Suicide Bill – If you were not here last week and therefore unable to sign the petition letter to Graham Jones our local MP, you can still do so on line as suggested below:
On Friday 11th September the House of Commons will debate and vote on a Bill to legalise assisted suicide. This will put the most vulnerable people in our society at risk. Please contact your MP, urging them to attend the debate and vote against the Bill. You can send an e-mail to your MP via the Catholic Bishops' Conference website (www.catholicnews.org.uk/assisted-suicide).
If you would like to know more about what subjects are being discussed at the Proclaim'15 conference in Birmingham this weekend, please look at the display board at the back of church. Here you will find a list of the workshop leaders and their biographies. It makes interesting reading to see what is happening in various parts of the country and who are leading different projects. Please find below the Conference Prayer:
Loving Father, you so loved the world that you sent us your only Son,
that we might believe in him and have eternal life.
May we encounter Jesus Christ anew this day and live the Good News with joy.
Through the power of your Holy Spirit,
help us to "go out to the whole world and proclaim" our faith with confidence.
Give us the courage to witness to the Joy of the Gospel by our words and actions.
Help our parish to become more welcoming and missionary,
so that you may be known and loved by all people.
We make this prayer through Our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever, Amen.
Our Lady, Star of the New Evangelisation, Pray for us. Blessed John Henry Newman, Pray for us.
St Thérèse of Lisieux, Pray for us.