Saturday, 14 November 2015

33rd Sunday of the Year

"Stay with us Lord on our Journey"

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: June McCaffrey, Jessica Whelan (3year old), Patrick Nolan, Brigid Hardwick, Jimmy O'Toole, Vida Fillipini

Lately Dead: Marie Taylor, Anne Knowles, William Crabtree, Agnes Nolan, and those killed in Paris

Anniversaries:  Mary Curran, Patrick & John Rochford, Mia Cross, Philomena George, Martin George, Ian Holt

 

Masses this week. (Masses will take place in the sacristy unless stated)

Mon – 9.30am Mass                                                           Tues – 9.30am Mass

Wed – 10.15am Requiem Mass for Anne Knowles (Wilcock)

Thursday – 18.30pm Mass followed by Exposition

Friday – 9am Requiem Mass for Marie Taylor

 

Sacramental Programme Meeting for parents and children – Tuesday at 6.30pm in church

 

Senior Citizens Christmas Community Party at Mt Carmel This year this will be held on Monday 14th December from 12 – 2pm. There are only twenty places available to our parishioners. If you wish to attend then please add you name and contact number to the list at the back of church. The deadline for names to be given is 27th November. Please could Eucharistic Ministers check with those they visit if they would like to attend.

 

This weekend there is a Second Collection for the Retired Priests Fund.

 

Next weekend is the Feast of Christ the King and there will be a Pastoral Letter from the Bishop.

 

New Year's Eve Party – Parish Centre. This will only be held if enough people declare an interest. There is a list at the back of church to indicate whether you wish the Committee to proceed.

 

Children's Christmas Party – again, please sign up if you wish your children to meet Santa. Santa needs to know as soon as possible so he can get the presents made and ready.

 

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Pope Francis on Family Togetherness and Meals

 

Sitting at table for the family dinner, sharing our meal and the experiences of our day, is a fundamental image of togetherness and solidarity. Because Jesus gave us the Eucharist as a meal, there is a close relationship between families and the Mass.

The togetherness we experience in our families is meant, in the family of the Church, to extend to all as a sign of God's universal love. In this way the Eucharist becomes a school of inclusion, in which we learn to be attentive to the needs of everyone.

Sadly, the family meal, this great symbol of togetherness, is disappearing in some societies.

Food itself, the very sign of our sharing with others, is wantonly wasted in some places, while our brothers and sisters go hungry in others. The Eucharist reminds us that our bread is meant to be shared with all.

May our families, and the entire Church, be signs of togetherness and solidarity for the good of the whole human family, especially during the coming Jubilee of Mercy."

 

The Jubilee Year of Mercy begins on 8th December


REFUGEE CRISIS – SEE NOTICEBOARD FOR DETAILS OF ACTION SO FAR if you would like to be involved, or set up an action group, please see Fr John