The Most Holy Trinity 16th June, 2019, Cycle C

15/06/2019

St John the Evangelist
128 Bebington Road, New Ferry, CH62 5BJ
Diocese of Shrewsbury (reg. charity 234025)

Parish Priest: Fr Bernard Forshaw Deacon: Revd Michael Daly Phone: 0151 645 3314
Email: stjohntheevangelist@gmail.com Websites: http://www.stjohnevang.co.uk http://www.lpa24.org

The Most Holy Trinity 16th June, 2019, Cycle C

Wirral Foodbank: Please continue to give to the Foodbank; The need is as great as ever. Although we were very well supported with donations at Easter, the need for our food has risen by 54% on this period last year, so the food is being given out very quickly. ITEMS URGENTLY NEEDED: Tinned potatoes, tinned fruit, instant mash, squash, sponge puddings, hot chocolate, shower gel, washing up liquid, jam and UHT milk.

Trade Craft Stall will be available over the weekend of Saturday/Sunday
22nd/23rd June. Please take time to look through the cards and goods on sale.

Please remember the Card Rack at the back of the Church. This is now well stocked with Mass Cards, First Communion Cards etc. Do not forget to buy your Catholic Paper.

Please take a copy of the Wednesday Word. It is a helpful
reflection on next Sunday’s readings.

If you have a notice for the bulletin please email it to the parish email address or put it through the presbytery letter box by 12 noon on Thursdays. Many thanks.

FAITH IN FOCUS: FATHOMING GOD
Dear Sons and Daughters,
I thought I’d drop you a brief line today since, after all, Trinity is my special feast. Though perhaps I should remember that your finite minds would find it easier on Trinity Sunday if I say “our” feast. The other two agree with me on this!
You know, of course, I am the only one with a total grasp on reality. That’s because I exist infinitely; I had no beginning and will have no end, unlike you who are limited to time and space. One day, of course, you will join me in this never-ending happiness. I’m really looking forward to that day. Well, actually, it’s already arrived for me but that would take too long to explain. It pleases me that you are trying to be holy. It doesn’t matter whether you achieve it or not, because it’s the trying that’s important. What you are really doing is trying to become more like me. That’s because I possess the only real holiness: it comes naturally to me. And when you love, too, you are like a kitchen towel that blots up my love and passes it on to others.
One of the pleasures of being God is watching how much progress you are making on earth. DNA, space probes, computers, health cures: it’s all very impressive but sometimes I wonder what took you so long. And I have a good laugh when you try to take the credit for it all. It’s the same when you talk about the origins of life and of the universe. Big bangs, gases, planetary collisions. Well, yes, it’s all pretty close to the mark, but who do you think made the gases in the first place? Yes, I know it’s rude to boast. Still, don’t think just because I am the one you’re all trying to catch up with, without really knowing it, that I am too busy or important to be bothered about your own individual cares and concerns. I have always loved you, even before you were born, and that’s why I came down to earth. And even when people talk about me as if I were a thing from the past, and behave in ways that contradict all I’ve ever said, I won’t stop loving. But that’s probably hard for you to understand, even though I’ve made you little less than gods. In the meantime I send you my blessing.
Best wishes from your loving Father.
PS The other two send their regards.
The Most Holy Trinity 16th 5.00pm
9.30am
7.30pm St John’s Parishioners
Evans Family
Prayer Meeting
Monday 17th 9.15am Service of Word & Communion
Tuesday 18th 9.15am Patricia Dobbie RIP
Wednesday 19th 9.15am Private Intention I McIver
Thursday 20th 7.30am Lewis Doyle RIP
Friday 21st 9.15am Ted Corrigan RIP
Saturday 22nd
Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ 23rd 5.00pm
9.30am
7.30pm Pat McGann
St John’s Parishioners
Prayer Meeting
Confessions Next Saturday 4.15pm-4.45pm
Morning Prayer
15 minutes before daily Masses
Sunday is a Special Day of Prayer for the Day of Life

Children’s Liturgy: We are recommencing Children’s Liturgy this weekend at Sunday 9.30am Mass in the side/day chapel

Prayers for the Sick ; Please continue to remember all our sick and housebound parishioners in your daily prayers and if anyone is in need of a visit/Holy Communion, please let us know.

Next weekend is the Feast of the Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). At both Masses our Eucharistic Ministers are invited to make their Annual Renewal Commitment.

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Nine Day Novena will be held here at St John’s 19th-27th June. The Programme is as follows:
Wednesday 19th June 7pm
Thursday 20th June 7pm
Friday 21st June 7pm
Saturday 22nd June 4.15pm
Sunday 23rd June After Mass
Monday 24th June 7pm
Tuesday 25th June 7pm
Wednesday 26th June 7pm
Thursday 27th June 9.15am
Tea & Coffee after Sunday 9.30am Mass every week in the Parish Centre.

St John’s SVP Group meets in the presbytery on Thursday at 6.30pm.
The Parish Pastoral Team meets roughly on a monthly basis…. its minutes are on the designated notice board on the left hand side of the Church. The Pastoral Team’s next meeting is this Thursday 20th June at 7.30pm in the presbytery. If you have any suggestions/ideas for the team to consider please place them in the suggestions box on the table at the back of Church.

Money Matters: Last week’s collection amounted to £635.05p. Thank you. A copy of the Parish’s Financial Summary/ Comparison sheet is posted on the notice board at the back of Church. The bottom line figure is that the slight loss of 2017/2018 has been turned into a healthy profit of £7,000 plus in 20118/2019 thanks to your continued generosity, a growth in sacramental activity and an increase in mass attendance. Many thanks to Carol Dalziel for the tremendous amount of work she does preparing and monitoring the accounts, to Steve Bell for his work with Gift Aid and to all our counters and collectors. THIS Weekend members of the Lay Volunteer Missionary Movement will be making the Annual Mission Appeal at both Masses.
St John’s Junior School. The whole school will be celebrating Mass in St John’s church on Wednesday
26th June to mark the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul. All Parents, family members and parishioners are warmly welcome.

Wirral Irish Club; This summer marks the 21st Anniversary of the Irish Club. To celebrate this significant anniversary a Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated in Church on Wednesday 26th June followed by a social gathering in the Parish Centre. All past and present members are most welcome and families too.

MISSIO are holding their Annual Summer Mass for Red Box Volunteers, supporters and all who are interested at St Michael & All Angels Church, Woodchurch on Saturday 29th June at 12 noon. RSVP to generaloffice@mission.org.uk or just come along.

The Bereavement Group will be holding their annual memorial service on Thursday, 11th July at 7.30pm. Invitations have been sent out to bereaved families. Please return the tear off slip in the stamped envelope provided as soon as possible to assist us with numbers for catering. We invite you to come along and support those members of our parish family who are coming to terms with the loss of their loved ones. The service will include scripture readings, poetry and hymns, followed by light refreshments.

Fully Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 23rd September 2019. £599.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening. Lunch on days out. All entertainment and excursions included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £100. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com.
Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613
THIS Sunday 16 June at 3pm Bishop Mark will lead the third Pause for Hope service to be held in Saint Columba’s church in Chester (Plas Newton Lane CH2 1SA). Pause for Hope is an ecumenical service offering all those affected by cancer a chance to come together in a spirit of prayer. It is an opportunity to pray for those living with cancer, for loved ones, carers, doctors, nurses and that scientist searching for a cure for cancer. The service is open to everyone and will include a reflection by Lynne Moorhead from the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. Following the time of prayer there will be refreshments in the parish centre. For more information about Pause for Hope please see their website http://www.pauseforhope.org.uk

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