THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN

Mass Times and Other Services

 

Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Saturday 15 November

5.30

pm

Intentions of parish Legion of Mary Group

Sunday

16 November

 

9.00 

11.00

 

am

am

 

John Avery RIP (Joseph and Alice Kavanagh)

A Tessie and Pat Noone RIP

B Intentions of Consuelo, Miguel and Elsa

Monday 

17 November

8.45 

9.00 

am

am

Morning Prayer

A. Ints of Parish B Ints Nadine Davies

18 November

 


no services today

Wednesday

19 November

8.45 

9.00 

am

am

Morning Prayer

Holy Souls RIP 

Thursday

20 November

6.35 

7.00 

pm

pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Deceased Members of O'Callaghan Family

Friday

21 November

9.15


am



With Our Lady's Primary School for the Intentions of Mr Pat Gibbons marking 40 service as a Schol governor. 


Solemnity of Christ the King 

Saturday

15 November

5.30


pm


Marty Lydon RIP


Sunday

16 November

 

9.00 

11.00

 

am

am

 

A Michael Murray RIP B William & Mary Lucas

Intentions of all Parishioners 


NOTICES AND EVENTS

33 rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scripture Refelection

Some people think that humility is a matter of taking yourself to be small, unworthy, not up for much. But, in the Gospel parable, the servant who thinks he is too little to do much with his talent is dismissed as wicked and useless, and his talent is taken away from him. The Lord doesn’t praise him for his humility.

 

So what is humility? It is the opposite of pride—but what is pride?  Pride isn’t thinking that there is some excellence, some talent, in yourself, when there really is. Rather, pride is a failure to recognize that talent as given by the Lord.

 

And so, of course, we are small and unworthy. What else would we be? Our talents are not a function of what we are and can do. Every excellence in us is a gift of the Lord’s. We can acknowledge the excellence that is truly in us without danger of pride provided we remember that that excellence comes from the Lord.

Eleanor Stump

 

 

Notices

NOVEMBER REMEMBRANCE

 

 


 

 

Names of deceased parishioners, relatives and friends are included in our Book of Remembrance and we pray for them at each Mass this month. 

 

Christ is the morning star
Who when the night
Of this world is past
Brings to his saints
The promise of
The light of life
and opens everlasting day.

Prayer of Saint Bede

 

May He support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest and peace at the last. Amen.

Prayer of John Henry Newman

 

The gifts we donate with our giving tree to the families and individuals cared for through the Saint Joseph Family Centre need to be prepared for distribution at the beginning of December. Any parishioners able to help with the packing or delivering hampers during December, please contact the Centre on 01925 635448.


Jesus spent a great deal of his three year mission as an itinerant preacher; walking from village to village, town to town, sometimes welcomed, at others feared or driven away by hostile inhabitants. He knew something of what it is like to be homeless and once said of himself that “the Son of Man has no place to lay his head”.

 

The winter months being harsh bring the plight of the homeless to our attention. Our response is not always sympathetic, especially when those concerned have fallen into a life of crime and addictive dependency.

 

So it may help us to imagine ourselves in their shoes as it were, like Tony Magliano invites us to do:

 

“Just imagine for a moment that you have no home. What will you do for meals today? Where will you shower? Where will you sleep? If you have children, how will you provide for them? How will you cope with being homeless tomorrow, next week, next month?

Such imaginations are distressing, aren't they? Last winter, I took imagining what it would be like to be homeless one step further. I lived one day in Baltimore as a homeless man trying to stay warm and fed. From street to soup kitchen to shelter I ventured. I learned a lot that day about how rough it is to have no place to call your own. But later that night, my experience as a homeless person ended. I got in my vehicle and headed for home.

 

But for 100 million of our sisters and brothers not having a home to go to each night is a hard, sad reality.

 

The social doctrine of the Catholic church clearly teaches that safe, decent housing is a basic human right. And that individuals, governments and society in general have a moral obligation to help end homelessness. “

 

Everyone deserves a home. 

 

Kindly Remember to Pray for

William Crank who died recently and all the faithful  departed and all those living with or recovering from illness or undergoing medical treatment including: Vera Allen, Mary Ashton, Marc Bailey,  Molly Birchall, Mary Birks, Ken Boyes, Amanda Bradbury, Vera Bradbury, Archie Brocklehurst, Liz Carroll, Helen Clarke, . Ethan Connolly, Marian Cullen, Josephine Daintith, John Daniels, Nadine Davies, Monica Dixon, Jimmy Evans, Laurie Finn, Teresa  & John Glover, Carol Goodman, Joan Grant, Tom Hopkins, Mary Howard, Gillian Hunter, Graham Hutson, Joan Johnson, Lilly Kelly, Wendy Kirkpatrick, Fulvia Large, Esther Lloyd Jones, Renaldo Marcella, Paul McGrath, Agnes McNamara, Abigail McNicholas, Eileen Moyse, Joan Murray, Lois Nicholas, Ron Norman, James O’Hara, May O’Rourke, Mary Pajak, Charles Pendry, Margaret Pickup, Fionuala Price, David Prince, Tony Potter, Margaret Quinn, Christine Rowe, Shelley Scott, Tommy Sharkey, Mark Stacey, Tom & Hazel Sudell, Michael Swift, Ronnie Thompson, Cecily Waite, Rose Walsh, Nancy Warburton, Ben Watson, Ann Weiss, Margaret Wightman, John Williams & Colin Wright.