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Newsletter- 15 July 2018

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Reflection: Mark’s Gospel tells us that Jesus sent out the Twelve. Jesus’ instructions to the apostles are very specific. He repeats the mission that they are sent to preach and to share his authority to heal and to drive out demons. Jesus sends them in pairs, establishing his mission as a communal endeavor. Jesus also instructs them to travel lightly, without the customary food, money, and extra set of clothes. These instructions mean that the Twelve will be dependent on the hospitality of others, just as Jesus depended on others to provide for his needs.

Jesus continues to send us into the world as his disciples. But like the first disciples, we are not sent alone. Jesus has given us the community of the Church, which strengthens our life of discipleship. The Christian message can only authentically be proclaimed in and through the community of faith that is the Church. In our work with others, we build this community of faith and can invite others to share in it. www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/sunday-connection/15th-sunday-of-ordinary-time-b-sunday-connection

We Pray for the Sick: Nicholas Nelson, Donni Coakley, P J Tunney, and Carmel McCrann. Veronica Ugo, Lily Rahim, Patrick O’Reilly, Trisha Weldon and Pat Hillman.

Mass this week

Sat 14/07 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Martin McCarthy
Sun 15/07 11 am 15th  Sunday of Ordinary Time Sylvia Miyra  (RIP)
Tues 17/07 6 pm Feria Tom Dowd (RIP)
Wed 18/07 11 am Feria Michael Kennedy (RIP)
Thurs 19/07 6 pm Feria Margaret and Aiden McCabe
Fri 20/07 11 am

 

Feria Margaret McCabe (Private Intention)
Sat 21/07 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Chris and  Peter Bagnell
Sun 22/07 11 am 16th  Sunday of Ordinary Time Francis Xavier Augustin (RIP)
Second Collection

Today there is collection for the Apostleship of the Sea.

Today is the Family Mass followed by bring & share meal

Our Family gathering and shared meal is after the 11 am Mass. We will be celebrating St Benedict Patron of Europe. It will be followed by a shared lunch and a children’s party in the back garden.  Please bring a dish to share with others. Everyone is welcome.

Church Repairs and Conference Centre

We need to raise approximately £50,000 over 5 years to cover the cost of essential Church repairs and a new Conference Centre with Kitchen.

Need Cost
Essential Church repairs £32,500
Conference Centre £14,000
Total £46,000 + VAT

Fundraising ideas welcomed.

Baptismal preparation course: The next course will be held on Friday 20th July 2018, at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel. Before attending the course please complete and return a baptism preparation form available on the notice board in the church entrance.

2018/19 Holy Communion and Reconciliation programme for children attending non-Catholic schools, please email your child’s details to the church office.

Red Mission Box

Please return your Red Mission box money in the brown envelopes. The APF do incredibly important work with Christians in the developing World.

Collections   01/07/2018 07/08/07/2018
Cash £ 211.70 £ 153.90
Envelopes £ 58.00 £ 58.00
Total £ 269.70 £ 211.90
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Newsletter- 08 July 2018

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Reflection: Today’s gospel unfolds a continuing theme of Mark’s Gospel: Who is Jesus? His kinfolk in Nazareth might know the carpenter, the son of Mary, but they do not know Jesus, the Son of God. Mark is foreshadowing Jesus’ rejection by his own people, the people of Israel. He is also reflecting on and trying to explain the situation of the community for which he wrote. While many of the first Christians were Jewish, Christianity took hold and flourished in the Gentile community. Mark’s                                                                 community was mostly a Gentile community, who may have been experiencing persecution. By showing that Jesus himself was rejected, Mark consoles and reassures his first readers. He also prepares us to accept this possible consequence of Christian discipleship. https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/sunday-connection/14th-sunday-of-ordinary-time-b-sunday-connection

 

We Pray for the Sick: Nicholas Nelson, Donni Coakley, P J Tunney, and Carmel McCrann. Veronica Ugo, Lily Rahim, Patrick O’Reilly, Trisha Weldon and Pat Hillman.

Mass this week

Sat 07/07 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Helena McCaughey and family
Sun 08/07 11 am 14th  Sunday of Ordinary Time John and Alice MacFarlane (RIP)
Tues 10/07 6 pm Feria Martin McCarthy
Wed 11/07 11 am Feast of St Benedict (Patron of Europe) Martin McCarthy
Thurs 12/07 6 pm Feria Martin McCarthy
Fri 13/07 11 am

 

Feria Martin McCarthy
Sat 14/07 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Martin McCarthy
Sun 15/07 11 am 15th  Sunday of Ordinary Time Sylvia Miyra  (RIP)
Second Collection

Next Sunday there is collection for the Apostleship of the Sea.

Family Mass followed by bring & share meal

Our Family gathering and shared meal will now be held on Sunday 15th July after 11 am Mass not 5 pm, as previously advertised. We will be celebrating St Benedict Patron of Europe.

It will be followed by a shared lunch and a children’s party in the back garden.  Please bring a dish to share with others. Everyone is welcome.

2018/19 Holy Communion and Reconciliation programme for children attending non-Catholic schools, please email your child’s details to the church office.

Baptismal preparation course: The next course will be held on Friday 20th July 2018, at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel. Before attending the course please complete and return a baptism preparation form available on the notice board in the church entrance.

 

A new Conference Hall for St Catherine’s parish

Our target is to raise £50 K over 5 years to fund the creation of a large conference hall in the presbytery with service kitchen.  There are many things we can use this space for – parish social events, charitable activities, private hire space. A second collection will be taken on the 1st of every month – please give generously and if possible gift aid your donation.  Please also consider setting up a regular donation by standing order.

Red Mission Box

Please return your Red Mission box money in the brown envelopes. The APF do incredibly important work with Christians in the developing World.

 

 

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Newsletter 01 July 2018

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Reflection: Have you ever been in a crowd were you are oblivious of others around you? Or, have you felt alarmed or fearful in a crowd by someone who looks very ill. Do we try and move away? They may have a disease that is contagious. Or they can look different from us; we wonder if we are safe, people who live their lives differently to us can make us feel nervous.

Pope Francis is a person in today’s world who has the same healing effect on a crowd that Jesus had.  He responds to an ever changing world with deep compassion for all people. He is teaching us to see what Jesus sees. He speaks of mercy, and we lean in to hear more of what he is saying. As a result, we feel our fears put to rest, our spirits being healed and our faith encouraged. Let us pray that we can begin to see with eyes of mercy.

 

We Pray for the Sick: Nicholas Nelson, Donni Coakley, P J Tunney, and Carmel McCrann. Veronica Ugo, Lily Rahim, Patrick O’Reilly, Trisha Weldon and Pat Hillman.

Mass this week:

Sat 30/06 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Ruth de Pimentel (RIP)
Sun 1/07 11:00 am 13th  Sunday of Ordinary Time John Greer (RIP)
Tues 03/07 6 pm Feast of St Thomas Eileen Bennett (RIP)
Wed 04/07 11 am Feria Katy Barron
Thurs 05/07 6 pm Feria Porzi family (Intention)
Fri 06/07 10 am

 

Feria Sadie and Pat Casey (Intention)
Sat 07/07 5:30 pm Feria Helena McCaughey and family
Sun 08/07 11:00 am 14th  Sunday of Ordinary Time John and Alice MacFarlane (RIP)
Rosary

June is the month dedicated to the Scared Heart. There will be Rosary on Sundays in June at 10:30 am followed by the Litany of the Sacred Heart

Red Mission Box

Please return your Red Mission box money in the brown envelopes. The APF do incredibly important work with Christians in the developing World.

Family mass followed by bring & share meal

On Sunday 15th July after 11 am mass not 5 pm, is Family bring and share in honour of St Benedict and to celebrate the end of the school year for children.  We will invite a guest priest to say the mass.  It will be followed by dinner and a children’s party in the back garden.  Please bring a dish to share with others.

2018/19 Holy Communion and Reconciliation programme for children attending non-Catholic schools, please email your child’s details to the church office.

 

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes at Hednesford

Fr Jeremy has invited us to this and it would be nice to pilgrimage together as a parish.  A coach has been organised.  It will depart after mass on Sunday 1 pm today from St Catherine’s and will return to the church at 7 pm.    If you would like to sponsor a seat for someone else to attend please speak to Monica Todd after mass.

Baptismal preparation course: The next course will be held on Friday 20th July 2018, at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel. Before attending the course please complete and return a baptism preparation form available on the notice board in the church entrance.

A new Conference Hall for St Catherine’s parish

Our target is to raise £50 K over 5 years to fund the creation of a large conference hall in the presbytery with service kitchen.  There are many things we can use this space for – parish social events, charitable activities, private hire space. A second collection will be taken on the 1st of every month – please give generously and if possible gift aid your donation.  Please also consider setting up a regular donation by standing order.