Oct. 6th 2019

Holy Mass Intention
Saturday   5th .  6:45pm Thanksgiving for exam success (O)
Sunday   6th   9:30am Parishioners
Monday   7th   6:45pm Rita Mary Dudley RIP
Friday   11th   9:30am Dec. Members of Tusan Family
Saturday   12th   6:45pm Michael Kelly’s Parents RIP
Sunday   13th   9:30am Lorna Christer RIP


Eucharistic Exposition/Benediction: 7.10- 7.45pm;
Confessions: 7.10-7.35pm
Friday: Marian Devotions at 9.55am

Holy Mass for Sunday at St. Peter & St. Paul’s, Mawdesley – Saturday at 5.00pm, Sunday at 11.15am

This Week    
Ministry E. Minister Reader
Saturday   M Cookson
Sunday J Hushon P Allison
Next Week    
Ministry E. Minister Reader
Saturday   P Allison
Sunday D Mackley B Brady


OFFERTORY COUNTERS: Please count those attending masses this weekend and next weekend.  Thank you

200 CLUB DRAW / COFFEE MORNING: has been postponed.  It will now be held on 6 November (with the November draw)

MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING (30 September):  Available on the notice board in the porch.

SYNOD SUNDAY – 13 OCTOBER: Please collect the information leaflet and prayer cards after Mass today, ready for Synod Sunday on 13 October.  The responses of over 20,000 people have been analysed over the summer and 4 themes identified from them.  These themes will help us to formulate proposals, ready for next year’s Synod.  Parishioners will be invited to attend 4 meetings between October 2019 and March 2020, in order to find out more about these themes and to consider how we might form our parish proposals.  We need your reflections and ideas!  Dates of the meetings will be announced soon.  For further information, please visit the Synod 2020 website: www.synod2020.co.uk

CANONISATION OF CARDINAL JOHN HENRY NEWMAN – 13 OCTOBER Pope Francis will declare John Henry Newman to be a Saint next week.

THE YEAR OF THE WORD:  We have just received notification of the Year of the Word in the Church in England and Wales, which lasts until December 2020.  This is an initiative from the Bishop’s Conference.  For more details, please visit www.godwhospeaks.uk

FOODBANK Many thanks for all your very generous donations.  We have now provided foodstuffs for over 20 families in Southport (via the Trussell Trust at the Lakeside Centre).  The Centre has plenty of tins of soup and beans and dried pasta, but tins of veg, meat and long-life fruit juices are currently in short supply.  Your kindness is very much appreciated.

REFLECTION – Bl. John Henry Newman (1801-90)

God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.
He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments.

Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.”

“I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: “Go down again –      I dwell among the people.”