Notices – 30th July – 26th August

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Housing a Syrian refugee family

Haringey parishes are exploring the possibility of housing a Syrian refugee family with the support of the government’s Community Sponsorship scheme. One essential requirement is to find a house or flat for a family. If you might be able to help with this, please contact Father David Ardagh-Walter on 020 8800 8374. We shall need other helpers, but accommodation is key to this project.

During August:

  • From Monday, 31st July to Friday, 18th August, there will be one Mass each weekday, Monday to Friday, at 9am. Any changes will be announced and put on the notice board
  • There will be no Saturday morning Mass and no Exposition/Benediction on Friday or Saturday.
  • Feast days – The Transfiguration of the Lord – Sunday, 6th August. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Tuesday, 15th August (Holy Day of Obligation)
  • Until Saturday 26th August, if you wish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), please speak to the priest celebrating Mass.
  • The next General Surgery is on Tuesday, 5th September.
  • There will be only two issues of the Parish Newsletter on Sundays 30th July and 27th August.
  • We will still need Altar Servers at Sunday Masses – so please come to the sacristy whenever you are present. It would be helpful if parents took home an alb to be washed and returned during the holidays.
  • The Rosary Prayer Group will not be meeting on Tuesday, 2nd & Friday, 5th August: Life Ascending will resume on Tuesday 5th September at 10am and the Legion of Mary will resume on Wednesday 6th September at 7:30pm: Thursdays Together will continue through August meeting at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stapleton Hall Road from 11am – 1.30pm. Come and meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available.
  • The July/August rotas for Linen, Planned Giving and Money Counters, Soup Run, Readers/Readings & Eucharistic Ministers can be found in the ‘Rotas’ section below. If for any reason you are unable to cover your duty please make alternative arrangements. Thank you.
  • If you are able to help the Soup Run during the August holiday period to make sandwiches, drive and/or distribute to the homeless in Central London, please contact Kit Greveson on 020 8340 0557 / 07507 138 582 or email Kit at kit.greveson@gmail.com We meet every Saturday at 4pm to make sandwiches for approx. 2 hours and at 6pm to drive/distribute, again for approx. 2 hours. Please just turn up to make sandwiches if you are free. Many thanks.

Raffle Tickets

Parish Raffle Tickets – will be on sale on the weekend 5th/6th August after all Masses. Please check the notice board in the porch for winning tickets.

Church Cleaning

We urgently need cleaners who can help clean the church on Mondays after the 9am Mass. If you are able to spare an hour or so please sign the list at the back of the church on the newsletter stand. Many thanks

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 5th September from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

Ushers & Offertory helpers needed – at the Sunday 11:15am Family Mass – If you are able to assist once a month on a rota, please contact Phyllis on 07764200384. Thank you

Local Democracy – If you are concerned about or disagree with the new council charges for replacement bins and for garden and bulky waste collection, have a look at the two, related e-petitions on the council website Steve Bethell

Finance Committee – We hope that the new Porch, refurbishment of the Parish Rooms, along with works inside the church will highlight our commitment to sustaining the life of the parish when we celebrate 125 years of St Peter’s in 2019. A Quantity Surveyor is separating the Porch elements out of the building projects with a view to re-tendering later in the year. With changes to data protection legislation next year, we plan to review our own performance against diocesan guidance. Our accounts for the second quarter of the year show little change in overall Sunday income compared with a year ago though loose is up while there has been a drop in envelope and Standing Order income. We received 2 generous donations to the building fund including £1,610 from Sr Margaret Begley’s sponsored deanery walk. Many thanks to the donor and to Sr Margaret and all her supporters.

Parish Pilgrimage to Poland – A pilgrimage is being planned for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We will be based in Krakow with trips organised each day to different places of interest. The cost of the trip is £799.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of £168 for the six nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on telephone No. 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £200 plus £33 insurance (if needed) is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques made payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.

Summer Accommodation in London – Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea offers comfortable rooms in central London in July and August. Beautiful gardens and chapel. Rooms from £50 per night (including breakfast). Website: www.allenhall.org.uk Email: allenhall@rcdow.org.uk Telephone: 020 7349 5600 (option 0).

Westminster Justice and Peace Appeal – There is a new/growing crisis where asylum seekers are gathering again in Calais, but this time mostly young people who have lost connection with family and friends. How can we help? Gifts are welcome or donations direct at https:/www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/rcdiocese-westminster/helpacalaisminor Fill in details if you are a tax payer, as then the Giftaid can be applied. Appeal ends August 31st 2017.

BaptismsJuly – Congratulations to Evie Dalton (2nd), Ilaria Dalton (2nd), Ricardo Carril (2nd), Alexander Courtman (2nd), Aaron Mortonson (16th), Marlon Ojutiko (16th), Edith O’Brien (23rd), Theodore Grafton-Green (23rd) & Finley Dyer (23rd). August Sunday 20th August – Santiago Dechamps.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ to view all vacancies.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor & David and Pamela Roberts.

Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.

In Hospital – If you or anyone you know is going into hospital, please register as a Catholic with the hospital staff and let your Parish Priest know if you wish him to visit.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Enrique Palao RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. David Constant RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Mira Lidstone

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 20: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 21ST AUGUST – St Pius X, Pope
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Monsignor Peter Ajibola RIP

TUESDAY 22ND AUGUST – The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sr Margaret Begley (Thanksgiving)

WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Brother Thomas More Mann RIP

THURSDAY 24TH AUGUST – St Bartholomew, Apostle
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Vera McAteer RIP

FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Ann Tomlinson RIP (1st Anniv)
7:30pm – NO HOLY HOUR IN CHURCH – see notices in church

SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST
9:00am* – NO MASS
9:30am-10:00am – NO CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – NO EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – NO CONFESSIONS – see priest

SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Danny O’Sullivan RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Clare Bruce (Birthday)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Mira Lidstone

9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise
SUNDAY 30TH JULY – SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST

THURSDAYS 3RD, 10TH, 17TH, 24TH AUGUST
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

PRIEST SURGERY, LIFE ASCENDING GROUP, LEGION OF MARY, UNDER-5s PLAY GROUP resume in September

Rotas

SOUP RUN: Saturday 19th August 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: 19th/20th August – Ann Hughes
19th/20th August – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Avril Byrne
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Isaiah 56:1.6-7; 2nd – Romans 11:13-15.29-32; Gospel – Matthew 15:21-28
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale
PLANNED GIVING: Sunday 20th August 6:45pm – Team B
COUNTING: Monday 21st August 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: Saturday 26th August 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: 26th/27th August – Theresa Quinn
26th/27th August – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Avril Byrne 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
Readings:
1st – Isaiah 22:19-23; 2nd – Romans 11:33-36; Gospel – Matthew 16:13-20
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Margaret Maloney, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney
COUNTING: Monday 28th August 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: Saturday 2nd September 4pm & 6pm – Team B

Scripture notes – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 27th August 2017

The Gospel has reached a turning point, for Jesus has finished his Galilean ministry. He now asks his disciples what they have learned about who he is. Jesus as the Christ, the ‘Messiah’, is something we so take for granted, it may take a little effort to understand the faith it required of the twelve assorted Galilean men. The other readings offer some subtle light on Matthew. Continue reading Scripture notes – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 27th August 2017

Scripture notes – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 20th August 2017

The theme in today’s readings is God’s reaching out to all peoples. It starts with the recognition of some of the Hebrew prophets that people more than Israelites are in God’s concern and care. Next St Paul writes of his own mission to the ‘Gentiles’ and then a challenging story of Jesus. Continue reading Scripture notes – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 20th August 2017

Scripture notes – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 13th August 2017

We are back to Ordinary Time after last week’s feast, though the 18th liturgy is not picked up.

Most of the time in ordinary life, we have to take in faith the existence of God and simply have to guess what it would mean to ‘experience’ Him. At special moments, the veil of human limitation is lifted and someone receives a glimpse of what ‘eye has not seen, nor ear heard’ of the depth of divine reality. We have two of these in the readings today. Continue reading Scripture notes – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 13th August 2017

Scripture notes – The Transfiguration of the Lord – Year A – 6th August 2017

This year the annual commemoration of the ‘Transfiguration’ falls on a Sunday and takes the place of the Ordinary Time reading. The moment when Jesus was ‘changed in form’ before the inner group of three disciples and seen as more than an ordinary human was a mysterious event that left them frightened or awestruck. It may be a challenge to imagine how this was, as the Gospel writers had to struggle to find words to describe their perception. Oddly though it may be easier for us who accustomed to the special effects of film and TV. Continue reading Scripture notes – The Transfiguration of the Lord – Year A – 6th August 2017

Scripture notes – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 30th July 2017

A theme running under the four readings today is ‘Wisdom’. These days in the world around us, I rarely hear wisdom praised perhaps because our fast-changing times highlight new information and being on top of ‘the latest’. Once wisdom was expected of those with a long life experience but now age is not prized but a problem – ‘ageism’. In the Old Testament, however, there was a long tradition of Wisdom as a gift – even an aspect – of God which enriches and gives meaning to life. Continue reading Scripture notes – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 30th July 2017

Notices – 23rd July

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Housing a Syrian refugee family

Haringey parishes are exploring the possibility of housing a Syrian refugee family with the support of the government’s Community Sponsorship scheme. One essential requirement is to find a house or flat for a family. If you might be able to help with this, please contact Fr Sean or Father David Ardagh-Walter on 020 8800 8374. We shall need a number of other helpers, but accommodation is key to this project.

During the Holidays:

  • There will be no Saturday morning Mass on 29th July and during August
  • There will be no Exposition/Benediction on Friday, 28th & Saturday, 29th July and during August.
  • After this Saturday, 22nd July and until Saturday 26th August, if you wish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession),  please speak to the priest celebrating Mass.
  • After this Tuesday, 25th July, the next General Surgery is on Tuesday, 22nd August.
  • There will be only two issues of the Parish Newsletter on Sundays 30th July and 27th August.
  • We will still need Altar Servers at Sunday Masses – so please come to the sacristy whenever you are present. It would be helpful if parents took home an alb to be washed and returned during the holidays.
  • The July/August rotas for Linen, Planned Giving and Money Counters, Soup Run, Readers/Readings & Eucharistic Ministers, are available at the back of the church on the newsletter stand. Please take a copy. If for any reason you are unable to cover your duty please make alternative arrangements. Thank you.
  • If you are able to help the Soup Run during the July/August holiday period to make sandwiches, drive and/or distribute to the homeless in Central London, please contact Kit Greveson on 020 8340 0557 / 07507 138 582 or email Kit at kit.greveson@gmail.com We meet every Saturday at 4pm to make sandwiches for approx. 2 hours and at 6pm to drive/distribute, again for approx. 2 hours. Please just turn up to make sandwiches if you are free. Many thanks.

Parish Office

The office will be closed on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th & Monday 31st July.

SEEDs

Our Saturday Club that brings together people with learning difficulties, their families and friends will be meeting in Finsbury Park on Saturday 5th August from 1pm. Everyone is welcome to join in the Pedal Power cycling club activities at the basketball courts, near the café and the Endymion Road entrance. Please bring a picnic – hope to see you there! Debbie, Derek, Mary, Sue and Kayte 0777 939 4424.

Parish Pilgrimage to Poland

A pilgrimage is being planned for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We will be based in Krakow with trips organised each day to different places of interest. The cost of the trip is £799.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of £168 for the six nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on telephone No. 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £200 plus £33 insurance (if needed) is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques made payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.

Raffle Tickets

July winners – 1st 57, 2nd 100 & 3rd 135 (Pale Blue AB605637)

Local democracy

If you are concerned about or disagree with the new council charges for replacement bins and for garden and bulky waste collection, have a look at the two, related e-petitions on the council website  Steve Bethell

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 25th July from 5-7pm at the Presbytery. Surgeries will then resume on Tuesday 22nd August.

Ushers & Offertory helpers needed – at the Sunday 11:15am Family Mass – If you are able to assist once a month on a rota, please contact Phyllis on 07764200384. Thank you

Help us make music – Please remember us when you go on your holidays this summer, and bring back a shaker from around the world for the 11:15am Family Mass. Happy summer holidays! Sue Hessel

Love Heals Body & Spirit – A one day retreat of quiet Reflection – Saturday, 29th July 2017, 11:00am-5:00pm at The Catholic Church of our Lady of Assumption & St Gregory, Warwick Street, Piccadilly, W1F 9JR. See notice board outside the church for further details and programme.

Summer Accommodation in London – Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea offers comfortable rooms in central London in July and August. Beautiful gardens and chapel. Rooms from £50 per night (including breakfast). Website: www.allenhall.org.uk Email: allenhall@rcdow.org.uk Telephone: 020 7349 5600 (option 0).

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – You are invited to join the 7th Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop John Sherrington. 31st October to 7th November. Price: Full board £1535 pp sharing; £370 single room supplement. Contact Gill at Tangney Tours 01732 886666 or Elizabeth Uwalaka Pilgrimage Administrator 020 7798 9173 for information and booking forms.

Request for White Plastic Rosaries – The Catenian Rosary Group have requested help in their mission to provide white plastic rosaries to prisons where there is an urgent need. The prisoners/detainees include in their prayers all those who enable them to have a rosary. The rosaries should be made of plastic only to comply with security regulations of most prisons. Rosaries should be sent to Michael Blackburn, 164 Green Park Road, Halifax, HX3 0SP; Tel: 01422 352559; email: michael@jjbr.co.uk All rosaries received will be acknowledged.

Young Catholic Adult Weekend – Douai Abbey 20th -22nd Oct 2017 – Are you 18-40, do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, learn its devotions and meet like-minded people? Young Catholic Adults are organizing a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire with Lawrence Lew O.P., and Canon Poucin ICKSP. You’ll be able to hear catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialize and have fun. Book soon as places are limited! To book goto: https://v1.bookwhen.com/youngcatholicadults-douai2017 Prices start from £18.50.

Divine Mercy Retreat – Divine Mercy Apostolate run by the Marian Fathers is organising a Divine Mercy Retreat on Saturday, 12th August 2017, 11:00am – 4:00pm at St John Fisher Church, 207 Cannon Hill Lane, Merton, London SW20 9DB. Further details can be found on the notice board outside the church.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ to view all vacancies.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor & David and Pamela Roberts.

Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.

Those who have died recently:
Canon Peter Lawrence Gilburt RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 23RD JULY – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Frank & Mary O’Shea RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Brian McDaid RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Michael Carney RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Con & Kitty Kelleher

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 16: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 24TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peter Mitchel

TUESDAY 25TH JULY – St James, Apostle
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Andrew & Mira Lidstone

WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY – Sts Joachim & Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Pat MacRoarty (Sick)

THURSDAY 27TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Molly Whelan RIP (Month’s mind)

FRIDAY 28TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mr Ah-Thion RIP (Anniv)
7:30pm – NO HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 29TH JULY – St Martha
9:00am* – NO MASS
9:30am-10:00am – NO CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – NO EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – NO CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 30TH JULY – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Julie, James & Tom Handley RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Geraldine Murphy RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Martin, Sarah & Eileen McAndrew RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Christian Overal

9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise
SUNDAY 23RD JULY
6:45PM – PLANNED GIVING TEAM B – Presbytery

MONDAY 24TH JULY
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM B
7:30pm – FINANCE COMMITTEE

TUESDAY 25TH JULY
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 27TH JULY
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 28TH JULY
UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – Resumes after school holidays

SATURDAY 29TH JULY
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM A – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM A

Rotas

22nd/23rd July 2017 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

LINEN ROTA: Theresa Quinn

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
Readings:
1st – Wisdom 12:13.16-19; 2nd – Romans 8:26-27; Gospel – Matthew 13:24-43
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, Sandra Fluin
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

29th/30th July 2017 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Errol Curran 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st – 1 Kings 3:5.7-12; 2nd – Romans 8:28-30; Gospel – Matthew 13:44-52
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter
11:15am William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Kathy McHale, Margaret Maloney, Maria Fernandez

Scripture notes – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 23rd July 2017

Today’s readings vary in theme, opening with a ‘Wisdom’ reflection addressed to God and praising his compassion. In a short paragraph from St Paul we have a vision of how the Holy Spirit works in our prayer, while the long Gospel reading collects a number of Jesus’ parables on the Kingdom of God. Continue reading Scripture notes – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 23rd July 2017