Sat Oct 8 – 5.45pm Stan Beardwood RIP
Sun Oct 9 – 9.00am Parishioners | 10.30am James Igoe RIP
Mon Oct 10 – 9.15am SI D McAllister St Paulinus of York
Tue Oct 11 – 7.00pm Exposition | 7.30pm Ints A Hosker
Wed Oct 12 – 9.15am Michael Clayton RIP St Wilfrid
Thu Oct 13 – 9.15am Ints Mary Trotter St Edward
Fri Oct 14 – 9.15am Peter Verdin RIP
Sat Oct 15 – 10-10.30am Confessions and Exposition
Sun Oct 16 – 9.00am Parishioners | 10.30am Peter Verdin RIP
Collectors please take the last annual Mass Count this week and write the numbers down on the list in the sacristy.
Envelopes are still available for use in the CAFOD collection which is as you go out of church. If possible please Gift Aid your donation which increases the amount by 25%.
Even if we have friends or relatives in prison, we are hardly likely to make it public. If we haven’t, there isn’t a custom of prison visiting. We are at least asked to pray for those behind bars, but also for their families, whose lives have been changed, not always for the better.
S John H Newman 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.
St Paul spent a lot of time in prison, and was able to see the unpleasantness of gaol as suffering, which he can bear on behalf of others. Leprosy was a common fatal illness in Jesus’ time and earlier. Naaman the Syrian general was healed of the disease after following instructions from the Hebrew prophet Elisha. Jesus healed ten lepers but only one said ‘Thank you’.
For obvious reasons, sin has been seen as like a kind of horrible disfiguring illness. Jesus can cure us sinners, and heals us when we ask his forgiveness, and it is good manners at least to say thank you and to show our gratitude by changing our way of life.
During the month of October, we could maybe pray the rosary each day for world peace, asking Our Lady’s powerful intercession.