St John the Evangelist

New Ferry, in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, Reg. Charity 234025

Fr. Frank Rice;

Revd. Philip White; Revd. Michael Daly phone: 0151 645 3314

email: stjohntheevangelist

websites: www.stjohnevang.co.uk www.lpa24.org

26th.Sunday of Year September 30th 2012

WORD OF GOD

If only the whole people of the Lord were prophets, and the Lord gave his Spirit to them all! (Numbers 11:29)

WORD FOR TODAY

The Spirit of God is not a tidy thing. It blows wherever it wills. We have to get used to seeing God speaking through the strangest of people and in the most unlikely of places. Only if we are open to God working through others will the Spirit be able to be active in us.

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

She believed in nothing; only her scepticism kept her from being an atheist.

(Jean-Paul Sartre)

Suspect a man and he will soon merit your suspicion.

(Tubby Clayton, founder of Toc-H)

St Francis de Sales said that the test of a prophet or good preacher is that people go away not saying “Oh, what a lovely sermon” but “I will do something”. Anyone who can get us to act upon our faith is a prophet of God.

(Philomena Danson)

Now that Philip and Dennis are graduates in Canon Law from the University of Leuven, they are entitled to wear a biretta with a green pompom. Here’s Dennis sporting the one lovingly crafted in newspaper by his fellow graduate Philip. Anyone need the services of a milliner? Commissions accepted!

St John the Evangelist

New Ferry, in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, Reg. Charity 234025

Fr. Frank Rice;

Revd. Philip White; Revd. Michael Daly phone: 0151 645 3314

email: stjohntheevangelist

websites: www.stjohnevang.co.uk www.lpa24.org

26th.Sunday of Year September 30th 2012

FAITH IN FOCUS: ONE OF US?

Martha Lewis was distressed when her house was burgled. It wasn’t so much that she had lost her pension money and some jewellery that her late husband had given her. It was more a sense of outrage that someone had invaded her privacy, gone through her things and interfered where they had no right to be. She was only grateful that she had been out at bingo at the time. It could have been worse.

So when the local police phoned to say that some of the items had been recovered, she walked to the police station with a spring in her step. She’d only been inside the place on a couple of occasions and laughed to herself what people would think if they saw her coming out!

It was a hive of activity inside. The desk sergeant was processing a group of people who had had too much to drink and started a fight. There was a woman sitting with car documents who had been called to produce them after some minor traffic infringement. And there was a shabbily dressed youth who was clearly on drugs.

As she looked at the young man Martha sniffed. Those dreadlocks couldn’t possibly be healthy and he probably hadn’t washed them in a month. Why he needed to have so many rings piercing every possible extremity was a mystery to her. She was annoyed by the swishing bass sound that came from the earphones of his personal stereo and wondered why he hadn’t even bothered to tie the laces of his trainers. Anyway, thank God her grandchildren had steered clear of drugs. She’d been very strict with Violet, her daughter, and it had paid dividends with the way she was now bringing up her own children.

The policewoman took her to a room where Martha confirmed that the recovered property was indeed hers. She thanked the officer but the officer told her not to thank her but Mr Williams who had found them. “There he is,” she said, “with the dreadlocks and the stereo.”

Jesus said, “Anyone who is not against us is for us.”

26th. Sun. B 30th 5.30pm

10am

8pm

John Rooney

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Mon 1st. 9.15 Clare Owens
Tues 2nd. 9.15. McIver Int.
Wed 3rd. 9.15 Michael Hennessy
Thurs. 4th. 8am. Peter McTighe
Fri 5th. 9.15 Don McDermott
27th.Sunday

Yr. B

7th. 5.30pm

10am

8pm

Int. of Carmelites

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Please pray for our sick and those who care for them

Fiona & Family, Doreen Wrigg, John Price, Frances Heslin, Liam Halpen, Margaret Randles, Teresa McLean, Josie Cohen, Peter Williamson, Kathy Smith, Marjorie Hoey, Mrs H McCormack, Esther Roche, Fay Challoner, Sheila Stockley, Joan & Charles Reynolds, Kath Holland, Mary Bryden, Owen & Josie Toohey, Betty Kennedy, Helen Worth, Christopher Hadfield, Christopher & Raymond McNally, Genevieve Foster & John McManus. Remember also those in the parish who do not wish their illness to be made public but who also need our prayers.

If this list needs updating through death or recovery or needs additions then please do inform one of our clergy.

Money- thank you

Offertory: £752 66p.

Boiler £10. 50p

Book/card sales £

120 Club Winner:No.16 M Callaghan £20

FYI I have just paid the insurance bill for all the church buildings. The amount was £3,628. 08p (the equivalent of about 5 Sunday collections.) I think it is important that you are aware of where your money is spent.

FAMILY FAST DAY- envelopes available to send to CAFOD what you have saved through fasting.

St John’s Hospice is to hold a Hobby & Craft Fair at Heswall Hall on Saturday October 6th from 9.30 until 12.30.

Annual Collection for the Clergy Education & Training Fund- this will take place on W/E 30thSeptember. Envelopes are now available. Please see posters for details of where your contributions help. You can donate on line by visiting the websitehttps://mydonate.bt.com/events/clergyeducationtrainingfund/89742

Dates for your diary

Have you been hitting the quiz books in anticipation of the Family Quiz Night on October 19th? Come on you eggheads, this is your chance to show off and have a bit of fun into the bargain! 7.30pm in parish centre.

December 8th is the date of the Christmas Fair.

In order to make this as successful as last year’s effort we need your help! Please bring any items which you think may be of interest. Clothes (to be collected in the boxes at the back of the church) quality toys, books, decent bric a brac, bottles but no CDs DVDs or videos. Later on of course, we will require cakes for the ever popular cake stall (you could get ahead of the game and bake one for the freezer.) We will be giving reminders at regular intervals but try to remember us when you are sorting things at home.

Diane Baylis is hosting ‘Mothers prayers’ at her home on Sunday evening this week at 7:15pm. All are welcome, contact Diane for details tel. –645 4620

Sr. Marie has been unable to continue living alone and is now a resident in Hoylake Cottage Hospital. I am sure she would appreciate any contact from parishioners.

Spread the word, the Mums and Tots Group has re-started on Monday mornings 9.30-11.45am, led by Lisa Clewlow.

Bereavement Group Coffee Morning on Monday 8th October 10-11am. in Parish Centre.

St John’s Junior school is to hold a race night in Plessington main hall on Friday 5thOctober.Doors open, 1800 hrs. The first race will be at 1830hrs. Bring your ownrefreshments. Please try to support this effort on behalf of the school. Ring Ian Campbell.0151 645 1770 for more information.

Monday is the feast of St Theresa of the Child Jesus popularly known as the Little Flower. On the Sunday nearest to her feast, the Carmelite monastery celebrates by holding a benediction with a guest preacher. This year’s preacher is Fr. Nick Kern and the celebration starts at 3pm. B ethere early if you want a seat as this is a very popular occasion.

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St John the Evangelist

New Ferry, in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, Reg. Charity 234025

Fr. Frank Rice;

Revd. Philip White; Revd. Michael Daly phone: 0151 645 3314

email: stjohntheevangelist

websites: www.stjohnevang.co.uk www.lpa24.org

25th.Sunday of Year September 23rd. 2012

WORD OF GOD

If the virtuous man is God’s son, God will take his part and rescue him from the clutches of his enemies. (Wisdom 2:18)

WORD FOR TODAY

We can easily fall into the trap of thinking that the good suffer while the crooks thrive. It so often seems that crime pays and that turning the other cheek is only a mug’s game. Or is it?

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Only our concept of time allows us to speak of the Day of Judgement by that name. In reality, it is a summary court in perpetual session. (Franz Kafka)

It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business. (Gandhi)

If you have a faith that looks beyond the grave, then you are a prime target for today’s pundits. But in reality the supposed self-sufficiency of the so-called media gurus, who promise you everything here and now, simply exhausts and demoralises. People seek to be “where it’s at” and to grab what they are told is “life on a plate” without ever knowing or satisfying their deepest yearnings.

(Helen Cornforth)

FAITH IN FOCUS: PROOF OF THE PUDDING

A TV personality was interviewed recently and the first question he was asked to clarify was whether or not he had “gone all religious”.

The implication was that religious people are a bit strange and it would be a pity if he too had gone off the rails and become like those Christians. Incidentally, this was on the same programme that dangled crystals over people to try and find them a partner, and invited people to phone in and say whether Madrid, Manchester or Motherwell was the capital of Spain, in order to get a chance to win thousands.

People have always had it in for those who are “religious”. The godless in today’s reading from Wisdom decide to make a man’s life a misery in order to see either if he will crack or if God will intervene to save him. And in our culture that puts all its eggs in the basket of earning, getting and having, even the most dedicated religious person (whether Christian, Jew, Muslim or whatever) comes under severe pressure to live for the moment with no thought of what lies beyond.

So do the wicked prosper while the good go wanting? In a certain sense they do. They appear to have a good time at others’ expense. But those who do evil begin to experience death. There is a physical and psychological wearing down brought on by wrongdoing. And there is an even greater deterioration of enthusiasm, happiness and trust. To cast decency to the wind means that we have to look for increasingly more exotic ways of “getting our kicks”.

Christians don’t believe in Karma, in what goes around comes around. Instead we trust that God has our best interests at heart and that the way of life that Jesus invites us to follow will not leave us ultimately lacking. Our faith is not about having, but about being. It places us in a relationship with God that is all satisfying. Christianity is not a thing, it’s a communal way of living in which we believe in a God of love who made us for life, living and loving, and who has promised to be with us to the end of time. Since God upholds our life, this is enough for us. We leave the fate of others in God’s hands.

25th. Sun. B 23rd. 5.30pm

10am

8pm

Jack McGree

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Mon 24th. 9.15 David Hannam RIP
Tues 25th. 9.15. Maud Havard
Wed 26th. 9.15

1.45pm

McIver (Thanksgiving)

Margaret Perrow

Funeral Service

Thurs. 27th. 8am. Sr. Carmel
Fri 28th. 9.15 Brenda Nicholson
26th.Sunday

Yr. B

30th. 5.30pm

10am

8pm

John Rooney

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Please pray for our sick and those who care for them

Fiona & Family, Doreen Wrigg, John Price, Frances Heslin, Liam Halpen, Margaret Randles, Teresa McLean, Josie Cohen, Peter Williamson, Kathy Smith, Marjorie Hoey, Mrs H McCormack, Esther Roche, Fay Challoner, Sheila Stockley, Joan & Charles Reynolds, Kath Holland, Mary Bryden, Owen & JosieToohey, Betty Kennedy, Helen Worth, Christopher Hadfield, Christopher & Raymond McNally, Genevieve Foster & John McManus. Remember also those in the parish who do not wish their illness to be made public but who also need our prayers.

If this list needs updating through death or recovery or needs additions then please do inform one of our clergy.

Money- thank you

Offertory: £721 54 p.

Book/card sales £

120 Club Winners: No. 39 S. Armstrong £20

St John’s Hospice is to hold a Hobby & Craft Fair at Heswall Hall on Saturday October 6th from 9.30 until 12.30. Not many better causes than this one!

Looking towards the end of October they are also to hold a Halloween party on Friday 26th from 8pm onwards at the Knockaloe Club Bromborough. Fancy dress-disco-raffle-spooky cocktails. See poster for details of ticket sales

Annual Collection for the Clergy Education & Training Fund- this will take place on W/E 30thSeptember. Envelopes are now available. Please see posters for details of where your contributions help. You can donate on line by visiting the websitehttps://mydonate.bt.com/events/clergyeducationtrainingfund/89742

Dates for your diary

Have you been hitting the quiz books in anticipation of the Family Quiz Night on October 19th? Come on you eggheads, this is your chance to show off and have a bit of fun into the bargain! 7.30pm in parish centre.

December 8th is the day we have decided on for the Christmas Fair.In order to make this as successful as last year’s effort we need your help! Please bring any items which you think may be of interest. Clothes (to be collected in the boxes at the back of the church) decent bric a brac, bottles and later on of course we will want cakes for the ever popular cake stall (you could get ahead of the game and bake one for the freezer.) We will be giving reminders at regular intervals but try to remember us when you are sorting things at home.

John Rooney’s family would like to thank all the parishioners for the love and support shown to us during our recent bereavement. We could never have coped without your kindness. God bless you all.

On 26th September at 1.45pm there will be a funeral service for Margaret Rose Perrow who died on 13th. We commend Margaret to the Lord and ask that those who loved her may find consolation.

An autumn programme of teaching days is underway in the parish hall under the title Revival. You may have missed the September date which is now past but the next 2 sessions are on 6th October and 3rd November. See posters for details of topics etc.

On 6 th. October in St Werburgh’s square there will be a public rosary for world peace. You are invited to join the group at 2 o’clock

Last October, a statue of Our Lady travelled to various homes in the parish and each evening a group of people gathered to pray the Rosary. It is hoped that this can be repeated this year and Rosemary Larkin is once again the organiser of this. If you would like to have the statue in your home, please add your details to the list at the back of church or contact Rosemary herself.

We said our fond farewells to Dennis on Thursday. He will be much missed by all of us-especially me! We had a wonderful break in Rome and Palazzola where he gathered a whole group of new fans (of course!) He promised us his prayers and I hope he will remain in our prayers too. He said that his departure is marked by a comma and not a full stop,,,,,,,,

Carmel’s annual benediction in honour of St Therese of
Lisieux will be held on Sunday 30th September at 3pm. You are all warmly invited to attend. The presider and preacher will be Fr. Nick Kern. This is a lovely occasion and I encourage you to go along if you have the opportunity.

St John the Evangelist

New Ferry, in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, Reg. Charity 234025

Fr. Frank Rice;

Revd. Philip White; Revd. Michael Daly phone: 0151 645 3314

email: stjohntheevangelist

websites: www.stjohnevang.co.uk www.lpa24.org

24th.Sunday of Year September 16th. 2012

FAITH IN FOCUS: TELL US WHO HE IS

‘Christ’ is not Jesus’ surname. It’s not Mr and Mrs Christ and their son Jesus. Insofar as Jesus had a name like ours, then it was Joshua Josephson. Christ means anointed, and in the case of Jesus it means that he is the one sent by God to reveal the true purpose of life and how to achieve it for ever. So when Jesus asked who people thought he was, it was Peter who came up with the answer: ‘You are the Christ’.

But if Jesus is the Christ, the anointed Son of God, then we can’t simply take it or leave it. We have to accept him as Lord or ruler of our lives. We have to accept that he offers us a different quality of life. And strangely he tells us that to keep our life we must give it up, we must carry our cross and die to self.

This is not a very popular teaching. Our world laughs at the idea and prefers a ‘get what you can’ way of life: if I want it why shouldn’t I have it… if I think it’s OK then it is… I’m entitled to my share of the cake… charity begins at home.

So when the world asks us who this Christ is, what do our lives reply? When they ask what importance he has in our world, what do our lives show? Why do so many people live today without seeming to need to know about him? Is it because we don’t need him?

Is there anything about our lives that gives the impression that it’s someone else who makes us live? Do we appear to be living resurrected lives, on a level that is deeper than simple human existence? Do we live a comfortable Christian existence or do we take risks to live for Christ? Do our ways of looking at problems and difficulties come from Christ? Are we living a risen life? Or are we just the same as everyone else?

Taking up our cross and denying ourselves means more than not complaining about our toothache or giving up chocolate. It’s about identifying ourselves with Christ’s rejection, shame, suffering and death in order to live his new and risen existence.

Jesus asked, who do people say I am? The only way they are going to find out today is through the way we Christians live. Do we go for the easy option or do we follow the Christ of God to the point of denying ourselves for the sake of others?

WORD OF GOD

On the way to Caesarea Philippi Jesus put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say I am?’ (Mark 8: 27)

WORD FOR TODAY

Who do I think Jesus is? A great thinker? A superb religious leader? An extraordinary philosopher? A miracle worker? Christ, the Son of God? The centre of my life? Or just a person from history?

The Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies

Board of Religious Studies

Make yourself indispensable with CCRS…

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is important and relevant for all. The parish community, in collaboration with the home and school, has a privileged opportunity and responsibility to help all concerned to grow in their faith. This is a lifelong process. To achieve this we need to help those involved with parish catechesis to share this vision and have an adult understanding of their faith.

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is designed for people who are engaged in the communication of their Catholic Faith, whether directly or indirectly. It is open to catechists, people involved in liturgical work and other interested adults.

The CCRS can provide general theological knowledge and offer a better understanding of the Catholic faith. It will help participants to increase their practical application of the faith in their ministry in the Church. It provides the means to accurately and effectively communicate the principles of Catholic teaching.

More details about start dates, fees and your nearest centre please visit the CCRS Website www.brs-ccrs.org.uk or call us 0207 901 1900

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. (Martin Luther King)

Diocesan History Day is on October 6th at St Mary’s Hooton. Philip White is one of the four speakers and the programme looks very interesting. Coffee and registration from 10.30am and you will need to provide your own packed lunch.

24th. Sun. B 16th. 5.30pm

10am

8pm

Private Int.

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Mon 17th. 9.15 Eucharistic service
Tues 18th. 12md. James (Jim) Griffiths

Funeral Mass

Wed 19th. 9.15 Eucharistic service
Thurs. 20th. 9.15 Don McDermott
Fri 21st. 9.15 Clare Owens
25th.Sunday

Yr. B

23rd. 5.30pm

10am

8pm

Jack McGree

Parishioners

Prayer

Meeting

Please pray for our sick and those who care for them

Fiona & Family, Max Kenney, Doreen Wrigg, Fred Archbold, John Price, Frances Heslin, Liam Halpen, Margaret Randles, Teresa McLean, Josie Cohen, Peter Williamson, Kathy Smith, Marjorie Hoey, Mrs H McCormack, Esther Roche, Fay Challoner, Sheila Stockley, Joan & Charles Reynolds, Kath Holland, Mary Bryden, Owen & Josie Toohey, Betty Kennedy, Helen Worth, Christopher Hadfield, Christopher & Raymond McNally, Genevieve Foster, Norah & John McManus. Remember also those in the parish who do not wish their illness to be made public but who also need our prayers.

If this list needs updating through death or recovery or needs additions then please do inform one of our clergy.

Money- thank you

Offertory: £719 71p.

Book/card sales £ £6. 95p

120 Club Winners: No. 75 E McIntosh£20

St John’s Hospice is to hold a Hobby & Craft Fair at Heswall Hall on Saturday October 6th from 9.30 until 12.30. Not many better causes than this one!

Annual Collection for the Clergy Education & Training Fund- this will take place on W/E 30th September. Envelopes will be made available. Please see posters for details of where your contributions help.

Catholic Grandparents Association – The Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Commission

at the initiative of Bishop Mark have arranged for the first Diocesan Mass to take place at Our Lady’s and the Apostles Church, Stockport, Saturday 6th October at 2.00 p.m. Principle Celebrant will be Fr. Michael Gannon, Vicar General.

Grandparents, and their families, especially grandchildren are invited; there will be refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre. Among the aims of the association are to recognise the vocation of grandparents, especially in ‘passing on the faith’. Your presence will help make it a wonderful Diocesan occasion, a special moment in grace in preparation for the ‘Year of Faith’ which will be opened by Pope Benedict, 11th October. For catering and other arrangements please contact Fr. Pat Munroe at Our Lady’s, 0161 480 2489 or email pat.munroe

James Griffiths died last week and as you see, his funeral will be held next Tuesday. We commend him to the Lord and ask that his wife Catherine will be consoled in her grief.

Are you single and looking to enlarge your circle of Catholic friends? Why not have a look at Catholic Singles? Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single, widowed, separated and divorced Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. All members receive a monthly bulletin, called Catholic Networking, which includes details of social events and anonymous descriptions of individual members. The confidential box number in each bulletin is optional, and members may join for social events only if they wish. Email info

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. (Mahatama Gandhi)

Maybe we need to take a brief moment to formulate the real reasons for believing and not just simply repeat in parrot fashion what others have said. The Church has a language that speaks to us about Christ, but we can’t just repeat it without trying to understand it. So we need to delve deeply into the meaning of the words and learn to express them in a way that makes sense to us, and to those who share God’s world but do not know him. (Oliver Todd)

For some time we have had in mind the idea of a quiz and now we have now plumped for a date! On Friday 19th October the cogs will start whirring at 7.30 in the parish centre. Watch this space for details which will be published shortly.

St John the Evangelist

New Ferry, in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, Reg. Charity 234025

Fr. Frank Rice;

Revd. Philip White; Revd. Michael Daly phone: 0151 645 3314

email: stjohntheevangelist

websites: www.stjohnevang.co.uk www.lpa24.org

23rd.Sunday of Year September 9th. 2012

FAITH IN FOCUS: LOOKING AT LOVE

“Once, while preaching in a parish, I suddenly caught sight of a young mother with her child and you could see the love between them. I was terribly tempted to say to the congregation: Forget what I am saying and look over there, and you will see what we mean to God.”

Those words were spoken by the late Cardinal Basil Hume. In a simple way he shows that God’s way of communicating with us is not through lofty pronouncements, but in and through the ordinariness of human life.

What more lovely or simple thing could we wish to see than a mother and baby enjoying each other’s company? We see it every day all around us but it’s not that often that we stop to think and go beyond the obvious. The love between a mother and baby is a sign, a pointer to the love that God has for us in his Son Jesus Christ. Since God is true love itself, every act of love we witness and experience is a manifestation of divine love. When we love, it is God in action. And when we see love in others we can catch a glimpse of God’s favour to our world for we are looking at love itself.

In today’s gospel Jesus cured a deaf man with a speech impediment. In fact, the deaf hearing and the dumb speaking were signs that the Jewish people waited for as an indication that the new age of God’s reign was about to begin. So Jesus’s miracle was a messianic sign, a sign associated with the coming of the long-expected saviour whom God had promised through the prophets.

In this new age of the kingdom of God people are set free to see things that lay hidden, to hear of the wonders that God is working day by day, and to tell others about God’s goodness.

And, of course, that time is now. God never gives up on us, any more than the mother would give up on the baby. And we Christians exist to discern that loving presence of God in our world and to point it out to others. That’s why God has opened our eyes, unblocked our ears and loosened our tongues.

WORD OF GOD

The eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unsealed; then the lame shall leap like a deer and the tongues of the dumb sing for joy.

(Isaiah 35:5-6)

WORD FOR TODAY

God keeps faith for ever. A good thumbnail test of our progress in faith is to ask how much our eyes see of God’s presence in our lives, how much our ears recognise the sounds of God’s voice, and how often we leap for joy at the graces God offers us.

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

We only deliberately waste time with those we love – it is the purest sign that we love someone if we choose to spend time idly in their presence when we could be doing something more constructive. (Sheila Cassidy)

Don’t talk too much about God, but live every day in the certainty that God has written your name in the palm of his hand and nothing in the world can ever separate you from God’s love. (Oliver Todd)

God has not created the world and then left us to get on with things. We are so dependent upon God’s ever-present care that if God were to stop loving us even for one second, we would cease to exist. (Florence Higginbottom)

On Friday, we celebrate the feast of the Triumph of the Cross and next Saturday, the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows which originated in the mediaeval devotion to the seven sorrows of Mary.. In the light of Simeon’s prophecy about a sword piercing Mary’s soul, the feast celebrates Mary, first disciple and first to share in the pain and triumph of the cross

23rd. Sun. B 9th. 5.30pm

10am

8pm

Havard Int.

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Mon 10th. 12md. John Rooney

Funeral Mass

Tues 11th. 9.15 Brenda Nicholson
Wed 12th. 9.15 Don McDermott
Thurs. 13th. 9.15 People of the parish
Fri 14th. 9.15 Clare Owens
24th.Sunday

Yr. B

16th.. 5.30pm

10am

8pm

Private Intention

Parishioners

Prayer

Meeting

Please pray for our sick and those who care for them

Fiona & Family, Max Kenney, Doreen Wrigg, Fred Archbold, John Rooney, John Price, Frances Heslin, Liam Halpen, Margaret Randles, Teresa McLean, Josie Cohen, Peter Williamson, Kathy Smith, Marjorie Hoey, Mrs H McCormack, Esther Roche, Fay Challoner, Sheila Stockley, Joan & Charles Reynolds, Kath Holland, Mary Bryden, Owen & Josie Toohey, Betty Kennedy, Helen Worth, Christopher Hadfield, Christopher & Raymond McNally, Genevieve Foster, Norah & John McManus. Remember also those in the parish who do not wish their illness to be made public but who also need our prayers.

If this list needs updating through death or recovery or needs additions then please do inform one of our clergy.

Money- thank you

Offertory: £753 67p.

Peter’s Dance Money £112

Book/card sales £

120 Club Winners: No.113 C McGree £20

Where Mass is not being celebrated in the parish, (It will be celebrated on 2 Tuesdays and Thursday the intentions indicated above will be celebrated at Masses in Rome. I ask that you will remember Dennis and me in your prayers as we set out on our pilgrimage. I am very grateful to Fr. Jack for making this break possible.

Annual Collection for the Clergy Education & Training Fund- this will take place on W/E 30th September. Envelopes will be made available.

The Parish Team will meet on Wednesday 12th at 7.30pm in the parish house. Can members please make every effort to be present.

CHILDRENS LITURGY
Children’s Liturgy will re – start at 10.00 a m Mass next Sunday 16th
IMPORTANT This Sunday, 9th September, there will be a meeting for our New Team and anyone else interested in coming along to see in what ways they could become involved. This meeting will take place after 10.00 Mass in the Parish Centre.
For information contact Liz McIntosh 645 0783

John Rooney died peacefully last Wednesday. He bore his illness patiently and with great trust in God. May he rest in peace. We offer our condolences to Marie and his family who have cared for him so devotedly. His funeral Mass will be this coming Monday 10th at 12md. His body will be brought into church on Sunday evening at 7pm for a prayer service.

CAFOD Shrewsbury invite you to a Diocesan Mass of thanksgiving and celebration for the work of CAFOD over the past 50 years.

Bishop Mark will be the principal celebrant at the Mass on Saturday 15th September at 10.15am at St Columba’s Church, Plas Newton lane, Chester CH2 1SA

Refreshments will be served in the parish hall where you can meet friends old and new; where Chris Bain, Director of CAFOD, will address us and where you will find CAFOD’s 50th anniversary exhibition with other information and resource stalls.

It is hoped that you will go along and help to make this a special celebration.

Further information from Sue or Liz on 01244 677594 or email shrewsbury

Synopsis To combat a prevailing clericalism in the Christian Churches, Radcliffe argues for a renewed theology of baptism – the baptism of all believers. Timothy Radcliffe holds a unique position in the modern Catholic Church. As Master of the Dominican Order in Rome for nine years, he held one of the most senior and influential appointments the Catholic Church has on offer. But he is a member of an Order of Preachers and is thus truly apostolic. The order’s motto consists of one word, Veritas (Truth), and it is the vigorous pursuit of intellectual and emotional truth which is the hallmark of his writing. This new book will not disappoint his admirers. He perceives clericalism to be the besetting sin of the modern age and in order to try and cast this off, Radcliffe goes back to a revived understanding of Christian baptism. His interpretation is profoundly challenging but orthodox, contemporary in its frame of reference and points to Christian renewal in the years to come. In this new book, Radcliffe writes once again in a relaxed style along with a particular kind of English charm and wit, which have already made him an international bestseller.