21st Sunday In Ordinary Time

Front doors are very much part of our homes. They are opened to visitors, deliveries, and other callers. It is at the doors of the church that new members are welcomed for baptism, we remind ourselves that we are baptised and the deceased are greeted. The new security door bells are a hit so that callers can be vetted. It is amazing how many doors have their own ways of needing to be opened in special ways and the door bells that need new batteries to work. Recently in his Gospel St Luke has mentioned doors and this week is no exception.

Mass Schedule

  • Sunday 21st Mass 10am Int. For the people of the parish
  • Tuesday 23rd Mass 9.30am The Queenship of Mary
  • Wednesday 24th Funeral Mass for Margaret Smart, St Mary’s Church 11am
  • Friday 26th Mass 9.30am Blessed Dominic of The Mother of God
  • Sunday 28th Mass 10am 22nd Ordinary Time

The Body of Christ

Now that face coverings are not mandatory we are reminded that as the Host is presented to us we respond with an “AMEN” – a recognition and acknowledgment of who it is we are welcoming.

The 100+ Draw

The draw and gathering took place last Sunday. Here are the winners 33 Norman Bowman 10 Cora Kiernan 21 Pauline Mason 40 Wendy & Julian Taylor. Thank you to John Mason and helpers. New subscribers welcome £30 per year.

Blessed Dominic Barberi

A Passionist Priest who was called the Shepherd of the Second Spring when Newman became a Catholic. The latter hesitating because he was unable to discern the mark of holiness , discovered it in Dominic who received him . Now that John Henry Newman has been canonised as a Saint we pray that Dominic may follow.

Exploring Useful Websites

This week why not view the Website of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Bishops of England and Wales CBCEW. You will read there of the forthcoming visit of the Relic of St Bernadette to our country.

St John Henry Newman’s Hymn

Firmly I believe and truly
God is three and God is one
And next I acknowledge duly
Manhood taken by the Son

Simply to His grace and wholly
Light and life and strength belong
And I love supremely, solely,
Him the Holy, Him the strong.