Newsletter August 27th, 2017


Today’s Theme: Peter the Rock

We rejoice today that Christ chose Peter in spite of his human failings to be the rock on which he built his Church. The reason for that choice lies in the unfathomable depth of God’s wisdom. ‘The Lord is high, yet he looks on the lowly’.

Saturday 26th August:   9.00 am Audrey O’Hara RIP, in Thanksgiving (Tony Frake)
                                        6.00 pm Hazel Birch in Memoriam, Anniversary
                                        of Golden Wedding (Geoff)
Sunday 27th August:   8.30 am Parishioners
                                       10.30 am Olga Bowman, Birthday (Tim Bowman)
Monday 28th August:   10.00 am John Whiteside RIP (Tim Bowman)
Tuesday 29th August:   7.00 pm Foundation Mass for Francis Walliser
Followed by Adoration and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 30th August:   10.00 am Dan, Frances, Margaret, Fiona and Daniel Harrington
                                          (Eileen Sheehan and Family)
Thursday 31st August:   9.00 am Eucharistic Service
Friday 1st September:   9.00 am Wellbeing of Tom Barrett (Kathy Connolly)
Followed by First Friday Adoration at 9.30am for one hour.
Saturday 2nd September:   9.00 am The Moran Family (Dolly Madden)
                                              6.00 pm Parishioners
Sunday 3rd September:   8.30 am Dr Richard McCarthy RIP (Teresa Fan and Family)
                                           10.30 am Dr Richard McCarthy RIP (Kay and Danny Lyons)

FEAST DAYS:  Sunday, St Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church. Monday, St Pius X, Pope. Tuesday, The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary; SS John Wall and John Kemble, Martyrs. Wednesday, St Rose of Lima, Virgin. Thursday St Bartholomew, Apostle. Friday, St Louis; St Joseph of Calasanz, Priest.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Philip Head, Sean O’Flaherty, Fr George Torre, Bob Wallis. Norrie Walsh and Ramon Lee.

PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Elvira Vaz, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Angela Gillespie, Ann McDonald, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric May, Wendy Bowman and Gracie Maddox.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand. Sunday 8.30am Angela Gillespie; 10.30am Ryan Bernarte. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ivan. Sunday 8.30am Patricia. 10.30am John (5) Eileen (6) Peter Hammond (7) Margaret (8) Paul (9). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee. Front of Church: Paul Rowland. Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers. Photocopying Newsletter: John Stanton. Washing of Purificators: Kathy Connolly. Flower Arranging: Mary J.

OFFERTORY:  Gift Aid £405.40, Loose £177.24, Total £582.64

PAUL AND ANITA ROWLAND would like to thank parishioners for their prayers for Paul’s brother Robert who died suddenly after an accident. Thank you also for the Divine Mercy prayers that helped Robert immensely.

THE MEETING PLACE will be closed on Wednesday 30th August and open again as usual on Wednesday 6th September.

WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A READER? We particularly need readers for Saturday’s 6pm Mass. Whether new or experienced, the proclamation of Scripture in the Mass is a vital ministry in the life of the Church and gives the opportunity to deepen your experience of the Liturgy, Yes, new readers’ knees will knock at first but it becomes a confidence-booster. Perhaps Sunday Mass readers may like to volunteer for a Saturday evening Mass two or three times a year? Please contact either Fr Christian or Kathy Fogarty 07963 454480

CAFOD “POWER TO BE” CAMPAIGN”: One in six people in the world don’t have access to electricity. CAFOD has launched a campaign to put pressure on Governments and the World Bank to support local renewable energy projects as a way of tackling poverty without harming the environment.
Here in the parish we have two petitions at the back of the church to sign. One is to our local MPs urging the government to support measures to limit climate change, the other is to the World Bank calling on them to grant loans for efficient, clean projects that will bring power to the people in some of the poorest communities in the world.
Click on the “Power to Be” logo for more information from CAFOD or if you would like to sign these petitions on line the details are:- and

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN – Bridge and much more. OPEN Friday 1st September but CLOSED on 8th and 15th RE-OPEN 22nd September. .

GIFT AID:  If you would like to join the Gift Aid scheme, please fill in a form. The forms are at the back of the church in an envelope marked ‘GIFT AID’. To join this scheme you need to be a taxpayer For every £1 you donate the parish gets back 25p. Forms can be returned to the office or put through the letter box. Thank you.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING –Wednesday 27th September: Part 1 of a 2 part movie on the incredible life of St Padre Pio. Second part on Wednesday 11th October. Watch either or both parts.
Bar open and all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm starts.