Friday, 11 December 2015

3rd Sunday of Advent

"Stay with us Lord on our Journey"

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: June McCaffrey, Jessica Whelan, Jimmy O'Toole, Vida Filippini

Lately Dead: Elizabeth Sutcliffe, Fr Edmund Willoughby SJ, John Psaila  

Anniversaries:  Harry Catlow, Margaret Darwin, Tommy Glannan, Marjorie Quipp, Mary Ann Clarkson, Cecilia Agnes Randles, Bernard Joseph McNamara, Tommy Gleeson, Ryan Stephen Clarke, Edith Pollard, Tommy Boland, Alan Marsden, Bertha Hindle, Harold Sweeney, Roger Desforges, Tony Myhill


Masses this week.

Tues – 9.30am – Mass       -    1.30pm Wedding Service for George Coates & Carlene Yates

Wed – 12noon Mass followed by packed lunch

Thursday – 18.30pm Mass followed by Exposition

Friday – 9.30am Mass

Saturday - 11.30am Wedding Service for Matthew O'Neill & Lucinda Millar





Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, 

and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.

Show us your face and we will be saved. 


Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; 

made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief. 


Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:

"If you knew the gift of God!"


You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy: 

let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.

You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness

in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.


Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, 

and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, 

and restore sight to the blind.


We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of
Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.