Sat Oct 1 – 5.45pm Ints Andrea Hosker
Sun Oct 2 – 9.00am Parishioners | 10.30am Parishioners
Mon Oct 3 – 9.15am James Comerford RIP
Tue Oct 4 – 12.15pm FUNERAL MASS Joan Dobson | No Evening Service
Wed Oct 5 – 9.15am SSCF
Thu Oct 6 – 9.15am John Dodd RIP
Fri Oct 7 – 9.15am Peter Verdin RIP
Sat Oct 8 – 10-10.30am Confessions and Exposition 5.45pm Stan Beardwood
Sun Oct 9 – 9.00am Parishioners | 10.30am James Igoe RIP
Please take the annual Mass Count again this week and write the numbers down on the list in the sacristy.
Family Fast Day is this Friday 7 October. We are asked to eat less and to give the money we save to help feed the starving people in the world via CAFOD. Please take home an envelope today and return it to the special collection next weekend, if possible filling in the details so that your donation can be gift-aided. This is a convenient way to respond to the challenge of last week’s gospel reading about Dives and Lazarus.
The Sanctuary Cafe is having a pre-Christmas sale with up to 40% off books, gifts, and cards – from Tuesday 4th October till Saturday 8th October. The café will be open till 7.00pm on Tuesday 4th.
Parish hosts an evening’s entertainment featuring musician and comedian Jimmy Cricket at 7.30pm on Wednesday October 19. Tickets are available price £12 in aid of Francis House Children’s Hospice.
The prophet Habakkuk, living through the hard time when Nebuchadnezzar emperor of the Chaldeans was destroying the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, asks God why he uses a bad ruler to punish God’s chosen people. The answer comes: If the upright people trust in God, they will survive. The gospel story suggests that having faith can well be a dogged business, a hard slog with little obvious relief. Paul tells Timothy that he has the Spirit, the Spirit of power and love and self-control, and with this gift he can be as brave as the imprisoned Paul.
During the month of October, we could maybe pray the rosary each day for world peace, asking Our Lady’s powerful intercession. Friday is a feast in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary. Wednesday is in honour of the Divine Mercy visionary, the Polish Sister Faustina, baptised Helena Kowalska.
Please note that there IS a Mass on Monday; and because of the funeral Mass on Tuesday there will NOT be an evening Mass or Exposition.