Sat Jan 21 – 5.45pm SI Lowe
Sun Jan 22 – 9.00am Eamonn McAllister | 10.30am Parishioners
Mon Jan 23 – 9. 15am John Dodd RIP
Tue Jan 24 – 7.00pm Exposition | 7.30pm Ints Pauline Townsin
Wed Jan 25 – 9.15am Canon John Marmion RIP | The Conversion of |St Paul
Thu Jan 26 – 9.15am Margaret Coffey RIP
Fri Jan 27 – 9.15am Pat Higgins
Sat Jan 28 – 10.00am Confessions and Exposition | 5.15pm Ints Patrick Kelly & family
Sun Jan 29 – 9.00am Parishioners | 10.30am John Malpas RIP
Today there is be a special collection as you go out of church for the Priests’ Retirement Fund. This has been well managed over the years, and helps to support the twenty-eight retired priests in our Diocese, but it needs continually topping up.
Each night at 7.00.pm there is a prayer meeting hosted by different church members by zoom – (ID868 8017 8473, Passcode CTLD 2023) between 8 and 9pm. (Profound apologies for printing this wrongly last week). If you can’t cope with zoom, please do pray for all the members of the different Christian Churches in our neighbourhood. The Holy Spirit is leading us all to be one in Christ, which is precisely what Jesus Himself prayed for at the Last Supper. In prayer our hope is strengthened, and driven by that hope and guided by the Spirit, we can come together in faith and mutual love.
PLEASE PRAY FOR the repose of the souls of Canon John Marmion, the oldest priest in the Diocese, and Rowena Cardew, of Stoneleigh Close, who died this weekend. May they rest in peace.
THURSDAY MORNING AFTER MASS there will be the usual coffee morning, to which all are welcome.
Jesus is in Galilee and begins his preaching with the message ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand’. Matthew quotes Isaiah’s prophecy all those years before, about that very land, where the people that walked in darkness were to see a great light – a text used in the Christmas Mass. We have the full quoted passage in the first reading.
St Paul urges the people of Corinth to be united in belief and practice, and not to branch off supporting one preacher or another. In the week of prayer for Christian Unity we need the same advice as he gave in the first century.
It has been good to see people gradually finding their way back to regular worship after the uncertainties of Covid. Soon we hope that parents will bring their children to Mass, and we can restart the religious teaching for them once again. It is in your own hands.