THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN

Mass Times and Other Services

 

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Saturday 30 Aug

5.30 pm

 

Intentions of C & E McA and J & M O

Sunday

31  August

9.00am

11.00am

 

Richard Bolton RIP

Parishioners' Intentions

Monday 

1 September

8.45 am

9.00 am

 

Morning Prayer

Winifred Carroll RIP

Tuesday 2 Sept

 

 

no services today

Wed

3 September

8.45 am

9.00 am

 

Morning Prayer

Fr Pat O'Brien RIP

Thursday

4 September

6.30 pm

7.00 pm

 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Thanksgiving (JH)

Fri

5 September

8.45 am

9.00 am

 

Morning Prayer

Ivy Lightfoot RIP

 

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Saturday 6 September

5.30 pm

 

Parishioners' Intentions

Sunday

7 September

9.00am

11.00am

 

Intentions of Michael and Diane Wright

Parishioners' Intentions

NOTICES AND EVENTS

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scripture Refelection

After Peter’s profession of faith Jesus must have hoped that the disciples had begun to understand the implications of his role as the Messiah. Yet as soon as he says must suffer greatly at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, then on the third day be raised; Peter contradicted him.  “No, no, no, no, Lord,—this must not happen to you!”

But notice that in telling Jesus to avoid discomfort by selfish use of his divine powers.; Peter is suggesting just what Satan had recommended in the desert temptations (Mt 4:1-11)! When Jesus was hungry Satan said stealthily, ‘You are Messiah! Why don’t you simply turn some stones into bread?’ Etc. So when Peter contradicts Jesus and demands that he avoid his destiny Jesus hears the voice of Satan just as he had recognised it was God who had revealed his true identity to Peter just moments before.  Does he really mean that Peter is Satan? Surely not; but he knows when Peter is in tune with God’s plan and when he isn’t.

 

 

The Pope who sent Saint Augustine on his mission to England was Pope Gregory the Great whose feast day is on 3 September. If he was wise (or hopeful) enough to see potential in the English, perhaps he was also wise when he said:

 

= The Holy Bible is like a mirror before our mind's eye. In it we see our inner face. From the Scriptures we can learn our spiritual deformities and beauties. And there too we discover the progress we are making and how far we are from perfection.

= The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.

= Whoever would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps.

 

 

Notices

LEARN ITALIAN BEGINNERS’ COURSE

 

The course is for complete beginners from 7 – 9pm.  each Tuesday for twelve consecutive weeks starting 16 September. To be held on the church premises. Predominantly a speaking course for tourists in every day situations with a tutor, BA Hons. Italian- London, well versed in Italian culture.

 

The fee will be just £50 with all proceeds  to church funds.

Those wishing to attend the course should append their names to the sheet on the church notice board. The maximum number will be twenty students.

 

For further information contact Frank Egerton on 01925 550479 or 07794306416.

 

Pope Francis' Vision for the Church (Evangelii Gaudium)

 

A half day conference on 4th October 2014  - 11 am to 2.30 pm at Saint Agnes Church, Darmonds Green, West Kirby  CH48 5DU

 

The speaker will be Brian Davies, who, after a career in adult and Higher Education and as CAFOD's former Head of Education, has been involved in Justice and Peace activities and reflections on Evangelii Gaudium in various parts of the country. The event is free and includes tea and coffee. You are asked to bring your own lunch. To register an interest please email: mgmacook@aol.com or leave a message on 0151 625 6512.

Parish Dinner—in previous years we have held this event in July, close to the anniversary of the opening of the church. This year you are invited to come to Spirit Restaurant in Victoria Park on Wednesday 22 October. More details will be provided nearer the time when tickets will be available for approximately £20 a head. Please note the date on your calendar.

Kindly Remember to Pray for

All the faithful  departed and all those living with or recovering from illness or undergoing medical treatment including: Vera Allen, Joan Austin, Marc Bailey, Sheila Barton (nee Owen), Molly Birchall, Terry Birchall, Mary Birks, Ken Boyes, Amanda Bradbury, Vera Bradbury, Archie Brocklehurst, Liz Carroll, Helen Clarke, Irene Clay, Ethan Connolly, Marian Cullen, John Daniels, Monica Dixon, Laurie Finn, Dave Gallop, Teresa  & John Glover, Carol Goodman, Joan Grant, Tom Hopkins, Mary Howard, Gillian Hunter, Graham Hutson, Joan Johnson, Lilly Kelly, 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, Lyn Parry, 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, Nora Walsh, Rose Walsh, Nancy Warburton, Ben Watson, Ann Weiss, Margaret Wightman, John Williams and Colin Wright.