MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK
Holy Souls NDL
Holy Souls NDL
Holy Souls NDL
Holy Souls NDL
WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR SS PETER & PAUL, MAWDELSEY!
THIS WEEK’S NOTICES & MASS READINGS / REFLECTIONS
PLEASE NOTE! PARISH OFFICE OPENS 9.30am to 12.30pm FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER
The Office will be closed next Friday afternoon, so please ring / email by 12 noon at the latest. Apologies for any inconvenience.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE CONTINUE TO BOOK
You only need to pre-book if you wish to sit in the designated section (side pews), for social-distancing. Please telephone on Fridays, 10.30am-3pm / email by 3pm
DURING MASS: Please wait for the stewards to direct you when going up to receive Holy Communion. Thank you.
QR CODE: Please continue to register your attendance at church by using the NHS QR code, displayed as you enter / leave the building. Infection rates are extremely high, so helping to support the Track & Trace programme is more important than ever now. Thank you.
PRIVATE PRAYER: Church will be open for private prayer next Friday, 12 November, from 10am to 12 noon. No need to book
HOLY MASS: Thursdays, 10am
READINGS FOR 7 NOVEMBER
1st Reading: I Kings 17:10-16, The widow made a little scone from her meal and brought it to Elijah
Psalm 145, My soul give praise to the Lord
2nd Reading: Hebrews 9:24-28, Christ offers himself only once to take the faults of many on himself
Gospel: Mark 12:38-44, The poor widow had put in more than all.
Gospel acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! How happy are the poor in spirit: theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Alleluia!
Communion antiphon: The disciples recognised the Lord Jesus in the breaking of bread.
REFLECTION FOR THE 32nd SUNDAY
The vice that Jesus hates most is hypocrisy – and the people who seem to be most guilty of it are the religious zealots, the Scribes and Pharisees. They give every impression of being ‘good’ people, but it is only an impression, it’s superficial. To add insult to injury, they also “swallow the property of widows, while making a grand performance of their lengthy prayers.”
Of course, Jesus can see in to the hearts and souls of every one of us and recognises the holiness in humble souls, who in the eyes of the world, might be regarded as quite insignificant. As Christians, we should always live our lives as though God was at our shoulders, seeing all we do and especially, seeing our motives and thoughts behind our actions.
If we worry more about the impression we make on others than on following Christ’s teaching, then we always run the risk of being hypocrites. And of course, we’ll be found out eventually!
Today’s Gospel offers us an important opportunity to reflect on our actions and motives and to try and see ourselves as God sees us.
PRAYER INTENTIONS THIS WEEK
Archbishop Malcolm has asked us to pray the following at this time of crisis:
God Our Father, each person is precious to You.
You are the Giver of life.
Have mercy on us and protect us at this time, as the coronavirus threatens health and life.
You are an ever-present Helper in time of trouble.
Watch over those who are suffering, give strength to those who are aiding the sick and give courage to all in this time of anxiety.
We ask this of you in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ.
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for November:
Universal Intention: – People Who Suffer from Depression
We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.
Let us pray…
That all Christians may strive for holiness by repenting of past sins;
That all who doubt or distrust the Gospel message may recognise the risen Christ in the goodness and kindness of others and learn to turn to God in faith and love;
That the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ for all people may teach us that there is no such thing as a worthless life, or a person God does not love;
That as Covid restrictions are lifted and more people receive their vaccinations, may the bonds of our relationships be renewed and strengthened
We pray now in the words Jesus gave us:
Our Father, who art in heaven…
SPECIAL FEASTS THIS WEEK
9 November – Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
10 November – St Leo the Great
11 November – St Martin of Tours
12 November – St Josephat
Candles will be set out on the stand before Mass, so that parishioners may light one. Please be careful when moving around and queuing and avoid crowding. Recommended donation: 10p per candle. Thank you.
1st COMMUNION PREPARATION
Our children met for their next session just before this Saturday’s Vigil Mass. They will soon be preparing to make their first confessions at the beginning of December. Please remember them and their families in your prayers.
THANK YOU: DONATIONS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
Thank you to generous parishioners who have donated a total of £53 for the World Missions. Every £ donated makes a huge difference to the lives of many children and families.
CATHEDRAL MASSES OF REMEMBRANCE & THE PANDEMIC
This Sunday (7th November), at 11am, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will celebrate Mass for all those who have died during the on-going pandemic. The Mass will also be one of thanks to all the doctors, medical staff, care workers, therapists and health professionals who enabled so much care during the last 22 months.
Similar Masses will be taking place on Sunday, in all cathedrals across England and Wales.
Next Friday, 12th November at 7pm, the Archbishop will also be celebrating Mass for all priests who have died of Covid, or other causes, since the beginning of the pandemic, including Bishop Vincent Malone.
NOVEMBER CATHOLIC PIC
The November issue of the Catholic Pic is now available in print and online.
The latest edition is available to download here: https://bit.ly/3jXcFUa Please share this link with your parishioners and church community by sharing via an email with your parish newsletter or on Facebook, Twitter or via WhatsApp.
Please get in touch with Kim direct by email email@example.com with any questions you may have, or you can phone Barbara about distribution on 0151 733 5492 or 07714 814662.
UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE – COP26
CAFOD WEBINAR – COP26: Join CAFOD to hear Neil Thorns Head of Advocacy, Communication and Education and a Vatican representative from the Vatican delegation live from Glasgow on the progress made at the COP26. An opportunity to ask questions and listen to the latest discussions at the global United Nations summit about climate change and how countries are planning to tackle it. Information at https://www.bigmarker.com/cafod/COP26-update
POPE FRANCIS CATECHESIS ON 27 OCTOBER
Pope Francis spoke on The Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 13) at his General Audience last Wednesday. The full address can be found here: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/audiences/2021/documents/papa-francesco_20211027_udienza-generale.html
Here is a summary:
Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our catechesis on Saint Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, we have seen that, for the Apostle, the heart of the Gospel is the proclamation of the mystery of Christ’s cross and its revelation of God’s reconciling love. By his passion, death and resurrection, Jesus has brought us redemption and new life through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Paul can thus say to the Galatians: “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me”. Our prayerful contemplation of the crucified Lord, or our silent adoration before his Eucharistic presence, help us to appreciate the grandeur of our call to share in the mystery of God’s own life and love. The Christian life, lived in obedience to the promptings of the Spirit, includes what is traditionally called “spiritual combat”. We struggle to overcome what Paul calls “the works of the flesh”, in order to live in accordance with “the fruits of the Spirit”, which are “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Gal 5:22). In our spiritual lives, and in the life of our communities, we are called to cultivate these fruits as a witness to the new life and freedom we have received in Christ through the gift of his Holy Spirit.
Advent Reflections: On 29 November, the Archdiocese invites you to a Zoom time of reflection and discussion for an hour each Advent Monday from 7pm. Please register for your Zoom link on https://forms.gle/ygGnFTySdvNZZ2776
THE UNIVERSE CATHOLIC WEEKLY
The Universe Catholic Weekly has launched their new online newspaper with the full support of their first subscriber, none other than His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
Order your Digital copy by going to www.universecatholicweekly.co.uk or ring 0743661 7650 and ask for Michelle.
Special offer: Only £20 for 3 months
MUSICAL TREATS FOR THE WEEK
ave maria Caccini – YouTube
This is arguably one of the best of the many, many anthems written to Mary. This large Parisian choir and orchestra perform particularly well in the quieter sections of the piece. The whole effect is really quite ‘heavenly’ – and a fitting tribute to Our Lady
REGULAR WEEKLY NOTICES
MASS ON SUNDAYS
As you may be aware, our Bishops have lifted the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
To keep Sundays holy, it might be helpful to spend some time reading the Scriptures. Besides your Bible, the Magnificat publication can be a wonderful aid to prayer and of course, you also get the readings for Mass for every day of the week! At a cost of less than £1 a week, you may be interested in subscribing now: tel. 020 7448 3618; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: www.catholic-herald.myshopify.com
Masses will continue to be live-streamed and televised for many months yet, so you can still take part in Sunday worship and the Act of Spiritual Communion will continue to be an important part of people’s worship for the foreseeable future.
If you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
THE ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
Locally, there is St Clare’s, Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood: www.saintclares.co.uk which streams Mass daily at 9.30am. Please follow the easy links on the website.
https://www.churchservices.tv/whats-on-now/ Great selection of Masses and other Church serviceshttps://www.lourdes-france.org/en/tv-lourdes/ Mass and daily at 2pm, the Rosary in English
https://www.livemass.org Extraordinary Form (1962 Missal)
Use the website links to EWTN (Sky Channel 588)) or the Archdiocese to access daily Masses
On the radio: Catholic Radio Sky Channel 0147
Also, you may wish to try the Pray as you Go phone app:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.foxcode.prayasyougo&hl=en
PRAYERS from the Archdiocese, for Stations of the Cross etc: https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/
Please email the Parish Office with details of any other online services you know of that may help parishioners at this very difficult time. We will try to include them in next week’s Newsletter.
YEAR OF ST JOSEPH
With his apostolic letter, ‘Patris Corde’ (‘With a Father’s heart’), Pope Francis has proclaimed a ‘Year of St Joseph’ running from 8 December 2020 (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception) to December 2021.
At the end of the letter, he asks us to pray the following prayer to St Joseph:
Hail Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you, God entrusted his only Son,
In you, Mary placed her trust,
With you, Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
Show yourself a father
And guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage
And defend us from every evil.
CLOTHING DONATIONS FOR AFGHAN REFUGEES
Donations to Care4Calais are being collected in Aughton L39 5DW: Please email email@example.com to arrange drop-off time / venue. Care4Calais is specifically asking for the following items, which must be in good condition: baby / children’s clothes & shoes (trainers), jeans and leggings, t-shirts, hoodies, & other winter clothes / shoes. You may wish to donate directly to Care4Calais: Care4Calais | Refugee Crisis Charity | Fundraise Donate Volunteer
EWTN – GLOBAL CATHOLIC TV & RADIO
Getting connected is easier than you might think. EWTN is free, there’s no subscription. You can stream live and on demand via the website: www.ewtn.co.uk/get-ewtn or get the app for your mobile (EWTN APP), or Amazon’s Echo Auto.
Every day: daily Mass at 1pm and Children’s Rosary every day, at 7.30pm
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMES ON EWTN
Children’s religious programmes, based on the teachings of Jesus, are available on EWTN every week day, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm – and on Saturday mornings, from 9am to 10am.
WEEKLY MASS FOR CHILDREN: FREE RESOURCE BOOKLET
Redemptorist Publications is pleased to introduce Celebrate: an initiative designed to help children grow in their faith.
Each week they will provide a Children’s Liturgy in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading, a reflection and a final prayer.
Fun, engaging and practical worksheets/resources will also be provided to help children continue to practise their faith during this time. Please ring 01420 592974 or check the following link for the RP KidZone: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith?utm
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OFFERTORY DONATIONS DURING THE LOCKDOWN
Many thanks to generous parishioners who continue to support the parish during this extremely challenging year.
Instead of putting money in offertory envelopes each week, those who are able to make an offering are asked to either:
- Write a monthly cheque (payable to ‘Ss Peter & Paul Church’) and post to the presbytery with a covering letter and one offertory envelope for gift aid purposes.
- Contact the office (by phone or email) to request a Standing Order mandate for your bank –
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.
HELP DURING THE PANDEMIC
COVID VACCINES – IMPORTANT
Please note that the Catholic Church has given its full support to the vaccine (all of them) and is keen to assure Catholics that there are no moral issues linked to the science of the vaccines, whatsoever. The vaccines are safe. The Archbishop of Liverpool is anxious to dispel any myths and urges Catholics to have the vaccines.
Unfortunately some people are trying to exploit the fears of others, so be on the alert for so-called vaccine scammers, who will try and charge you for a vaccine.
There is NO CHARGE.
The vaccines are free.
GP surgeries are not paid. The government is paying for the whole programme.
Please also note that there are some scammers pretending to be the NHS. There is only one official NHS email address, which is www.nhs.uk
The NHS will never ask for details like family maiden names of bank accounts / credit & debit cards. Nor will they require you to pay anything for the vaccines. If you are contacted by a group claiming to be the NHS and they’ve asked for these details, it is a scam and you must ignore it. Then report it!
It is essential to continue to observe the ‘basics’: hand hygiene, face masks, social-distancing – and lots of good ventilation – at all times
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES OR NEED ANY HELP, PLEASE CONTACT FR ANDERS AT THE PRESBYTERY IN TARLETON ON 01772 812242, OR EMAIL THE MAWDESLEY OFFICE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WISHING ALL PARISHIONERS AND THEIR FAMILIES EVERY BLESSING FOR THE COMING WEEK