Today is Armistice Day, and this Sunday is Remembrance Sunday. The 10.30am mass will be offered for all those who died in wars. Next weekend we see the end of the liturgical year, and fittingly we celebrate a feast in honour of Jesus Christ the Universal King: with the end of the year, our thoughts are focused on the end of time, the completion of God’s plan, when Christ will return his kingdom to the Father. This weekend also the readings at Mass touch on the future climax of everything. We trust that the end of the world will not be brought about by human beings ourselves pressing the self-destruct button, as pictured by global warming and other preventable disasters. Our religion is one of hope, with continual chances for repentance, for fresh starts, for Advent and Christmas coming again.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Frank O’Reilly, whose funeral service is on Tuesday afternoon. Again there will be Exposition on Tuesday at 7.00pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm, and Mass on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9.15am as usual. Do come and pray for the Holy Souls, and of course for the end of the pandemic. There will be a coffee morning after Mass on Thursday.
Mass intentions have been offered for the Catenians, for a special intention (Slattery), for John Lowe (sick), for the repose of the soul of John Wright, and for those who died in war.
A reminder that on-line copies of The Universe are available by subscription; on the notice board are details of how to obtain it, price £20 for 13 copies.
We are trying to re-establish our music for the Saturday evening Mass, and would like to increase our numbers if possible. If there are any musicians (grade 4+) who would be interested in joining the music group, please contact Annette Bourke (753321).
Before Covid, we used to collect gifts for distribution through St Joseph’s Family Centre in Warrington to more needy families locally. It became more difficult, and food parcels were replaced by shopping vouchers. This year there will again be vouchers, and you can donate to this on https://cafdonate.org/18286. But there will also be gift parcels, and we would welcome donations of non-essential items such as selection boxes, chocolates, biscuits, and luxury toilet gift sets. A container will appear in the church porch next weekend.