Scripture notes – 20th Sunday of the Year, B – 19th August 2018

In the Bread of Life discourse, Jesus has been stressing his role as the one sent by the Father. Now he takes a further step in showing how truly and deeply he is ‘bread’. In John’s Gospel, there is no account of Jesus giving the Eucharist at the Last Supper but in this section, he gives the fullest explanation of what that means. Continue reading Scripture notes – 20th Sunday of the Year, B – 19th August 2018

Scripture notes – 19th Sunday of the Year, B – 12th August 2018

The liturgy continues Jesus’ discourse on the ‘bread of life’, expanding and clarifying what we heard last week, and hinting at the Eucharistic interpretation that is spelled out in the next set of verses. Continue reading Scripture notes – 19th Sunday of the Year, B – 12th August 2018

Notices – 29th July – 26th August

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Summer Greetings

We wish all parishioners a happy, restful summer and welcome all who may be visiting at this time.

Building Project

Work began on Monday 13th August and by Wednesday evening the porch superstructure was gone. The photos below show its passing!

Welcome

We welcome Fr Andrew O’Connell, Fr David Stewart, Fr Dushan Croos, & Fr Peter Gallagher & Fr David Ardagh-Walter, who will be supplying whilst Fr Sean is on leave.

During August

Weekday Mass – Monday, 30th July to Friday, 31st August. There will be one Mass each day, Monday to Friday, at 9am during this period. Any changes will be announced by the Priest and put on the notice board as and when they occur.

Exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction will not take place on Fridays or Saturdays and will resume on Friday, 31st August & Saturday, 1st September.

Saturday Morning Mass & Confessions – There will be no morning Mass or Confessions on Saturdays. Both will resume on Saturday, 1st September. Please see a priest after Mass if you wish to receive Confession.

Rosary Prayer Group – Please note we will continue to meet throughout August on Tuesdays & Fridays after the morning Mass in church. Gabriella Olaniran

Priest General Surgery – There will be no surgery in August. This will resume on Tuesday 4th September from 5pm-7pm

Special Feasts – The Transfiguration of the Lord – Monday, 6th August. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Wednesday, 15th August (Holy Day of Obligation). Mass at 9am (no evening Mass).

Soup Run – 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.

Altar Servers – 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.

Counting Teams Appeal – We are likely to be short of Counters on Monday mornings during August. Can any Counters who attend Mass on Monday and are able to help that morning please speak to Steve after Mass and find out if they are needed. Thank you.

Ushers & Offertory helpers at the Sunday 11:15am Family Mass – During the August period when many are away please come forward and assist when needed. Thank You

The July/August rotas for Linen, Planned Giving and Money Counters, Soup Run, Readers/Readings & Eucharistic Ministers, are available online here and 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.

A fond farewell!

After 25 years of faithful service to the parish Cathy Bruce who leads the Music/Choir at the 9:45am Mass will be leaving us to return to her home town, Salford, Manchester, in the first week of September. There will be no 9am Mass on Saturday, 1st September instead we will be celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving at 12noon here at St Peter’s followed by a bring and share lunch at Holy Trinity Church (Groves Room) Granville Road, N4. All welcome!

Fr William’s Appeal

News from Fr William who is so grateful for all support will be published on notice boards shortly. Lesley Pippet

Parish Raffle Tickets

Tickets will be on sale next weekend 4th/5th August after all Masses. Please check the notice board in the porch for winning tickets.

Other notices

Newsletter – The next issue of the newsletter will be on Sunday, 26th August.

SEEDs – our Saturday Club that brings together people with learning difficulties, their families and friends will next meet on Saturday 1st September, 2-4pm at St Peter-in-Chains School Hall. Hope to see you there! Debbie, Derek, Mary and Kayte 0777 939 4424.

CENSUS – We are asking all parishioners to complete a registration form with the details of their household so that we can make sure that the information we hold is up to date. If you missed completing a form at Mass over recent Sundays – and many thanks to all who did complete one! – forms and pens are available on the Newsletter stand. Please return completed forms to the parish office. Thank you.

St Peter’s School, Stay and Play Group – will resume in the autumn term.

Church Cleaners needed urgently – Mondays after the 9am Mass. If you are able to spare an hour or so please come along on Mondays after the morning Mass. Many thanks

Baptisms
July – Congratulations to Alexander Rasuri (8th), Freddy Pearson-Paige (22nd) & Edward Causer (29th)

August – Sunday 26th August – Zac de Silva & Wylder Offer-Readman

Fresh Produce – If anyone has extra veg and or fruit from their garden/allotments, the London Catholic Worker in Mattison Road would greatly appreciate this. Please deliver to Giuseppe Conlon House, 49 Mattison Road, Harringay N4 1BG any day after 5pm. Tel. 0208 348 8212

Will you connect the poor with the powerful? – CAFOD is looking for Catholics in this area to share their faith with their MP. Write 3-4 times a year on a topical issue to support those living in poverty around the world. No experience needed as information will be provided. Online or by post. See www.cafod.org.uk/mpc or contact Tony on 0208-449-6970 or westminster@cafod.org.uk for further information. “Love is civic and political, and it makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world.” – Pope Francis

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).

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. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

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:
Rose Carroll, 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, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Sheila Dredge, Augustine Okonta & Richard Simon.

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.

Those recently deceased:

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST – 20th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Kathleen Lavin (Get well)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Cathleen Malone RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Patrick Scannell RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 20: Daily Prayer – Week 4
MONDAY 20TH AUGUST – St Bernard, Abbot & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Bernadette Thomas (Thanksgiving)

TUESDAY 21ST AUGUST – St Pius X, Pope
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Don Griffiths RIP

WEDNESDAY 22ND AUGUST – The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Paulette Bourgeon RIP

THURSDAY 23RD AUGUST
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Constance McCrohan RIP

FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST – St Bartholomew, Apostle
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
7:30pm – No Holy Hour during August

SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST
9:00am* – NO MASS during August
9:30am-10:00am – NO CONFESSIONS during August
9:30am-10:00am – NO EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION during August
6:00pm-6:20pm – NO CONFESSIONS during August
See the priest after Mass if you wish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession

SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST – 21st Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Mary & Frank O’Shea RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Elizabeth, Steven & Josif Carey RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

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 29TH JULY
8:00pm – PADRE PIO GROUP – Sisters of St Gildas’, 36 Dickenson Road

TUESDAYS IN AUGUST
10:00am – NO LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – Resumes 11th September
5:00pm-7:00pm – NO PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Resumes 4th September

WEDNESDAYS IN AUGUST
7:30pm – NO LEGION OF MARY – Resumes 5th September

THURSDAYS 2nd, 9th and 16th AUGUST
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
Thursdays Together will be closed August 23rd, 30th and September 6th.

FRIDAYS IN AUGUST
1:30pm – NO STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove – resumes after Scholl Holidays

Rotas

The August Rotas can be found below.

Summer Rotas – 28th/29th July – 25th/26th August 2018

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Readers

The readers’ rota can be found online here

Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th July
17TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Readings: 1st: 2 Kings 4:42-44; 2nd: Ephesians 4:1-6; Gospel: John 6:1-15

Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th August
18TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Readings: 1st: Exodus 16:2-4. 12-15; 2nd: Ephesians 4:17.20-24; Gospel: John 6:24-35

Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th August
19TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Readings: 1st: 1 Kings 19:4-8; 2nd: Ephesians 4:30-5:2; Gospel: John 6:41-51

Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th August
20TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Readings: 1st: Proverbs 9:1-6; 2nd: Ephesians 5:15-20; Gospel: John 6:51-58

Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th August
21ST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Readings: 1st: Joshua 24:1-2.15-18; 2nd: Ephesians 5:21-32; Gospel: John 6:60-69

Eucharistic Ministers

Altar Linen

Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th July – Nena Whitehead
Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th August – Ann Hughes
Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th August – Theresa Quinn
Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th August – Susan Fleming
Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th August – Margaret Forkan

Soup Run

Saturday 28th July – Team C
Saturday 4th August – Team D
Saturday 11th August – Team A
Saturday 18th August – Team B
Saturday 25th August – Team C
Saturday 1st September – Team D

Counting

Monday 30th July – Team C
Sunday/Monday 5th/6th August – Team D
Monday 13th August – Team A
Sunday/Monday 19th/20th August – Team B
Monday 27th August – Team C
Sunday/Monday 2nd/3rd September – Team D

Scripture notes – 17th Sunday of the Year, B – 29th July 2018

All four gospels tell the story of the miracle of feeding thousands with a few loaves and some fish. Only John, however, follows this with a long speech of Jesus on ‘the Bread of Life’ which draws out theological and symbolic meanings from the miracle. The liturgy will focus on these speeches for the next four Sundays, and therefore we read John’s account today instead of Mark, as usual for Year B. Continue reading Scripture notes – 17th Sunday of the Year, B – 29th July 2018

Notices – 22nd July

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Building Project

Hopefully the contractors will be on site on the 30th July to begin the works that we have so long awaited. More later…

Parish Census

We are asking all parishioners to complete a registration form with the details of their household so that we can make sure that the information we hold is up to date. If you missed completing a form at Mass over recent Sundays – and many thanks to all who did complete one! – forms and pens are available on the Newsletter stand. Please return completed forms to the parish office. Thank you.

Sister Catherine Malone RIP

The Sisters of St Gildas’ recommend to your prayers Sister Cathleen Malone RIP who died recently at the mother house in France. Sister Cathleen was a member of our community here at St Peter’s for many years. May she rest in Peace.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Join the 8th annual diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land, led by Bishop John Wilson, which will take place from 21st – 29th November. Come and visit the holy sites, support local Christians and deepen your faith. Galilee, Bethlehem, Jerusalem covered. Full board. Flying BA. Price £1549 per person sharing. Single room and travel insurance extra. For booking forms or more information contact Elizabeth Uwalaka 020 7798 9173 or Gill at Tangney Tours 01732 886666.

St Peter-in-Chains RC School Vacancy

Temporary cleaner required for the summer holidays in St Peter-in-Chains School – Hours of work Monday-Friday, 8am-2pm from 23rd July-3rd August. Hourly rate £10.44. For further information please contact Head teacher Miss Falvey on 020 8340 6789. Details are also available on the notice board outside the church.

Soup Run

Holiday relief – If you are able to help during the late 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.

We always need tuna fish and sweetcorn for the Soup Run. If you are able to buy a tin (or a stack of 4), it will be greatly appreciated. Please leave in red box at back of church. We do not need any tea at present but coffee, sugar, cheese, tinned corned beef/chopped ham are always well received. Thank you to all those who have donated goods so far. It has helped replenish the stocks but please continue to donate. Please note: we are unable to use fresh vegetables so it would be appreciated it these weren’t left in the fridge.

Altar Servers

During the school holiday period we will still need servers at Sunday Masses so please come to the sacristy whenever you are present. It would be helpful if parents would take home an alb to be washed and returned during the holidays.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – The next date for seeing Fr Sean without an appointment will be Tuesday 24th July, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

SEEDs – Please note Seeds Group will not be meeting in August. The next meeting will be on 1st September at St Peter-in-Chains, School Hall.

St Peter’s School, Stay and Play Group – will resume in the autumn term.

Parish Draw – July Results – 1st 84, 2nd 79 & 3rd 131 (Orange A97MSN6V)

We are looking for someone to sell draw tickets at 7pm mass on the first Sunday of each month. Not a difficult job but one that brings in a little extra income for the parish and a small gain for 3 parishioners. Contact Kit on 020 8340 0557 / 07507 138582 / kit.greveson@gmail.com Thank you

Ink Cartridges – we are not able to recycle these. Please do not leave at the back of the church.

Follow your ART in the Parish – Discover your inner creative spirit, get engaged with the gifts of the Holy Spirit through art and beauty. (Re)Learn to see the world, the Creation, your life and those of others with new eyes. This project aims to develop your inner creative spirit with several exercises to unlock your artistic skills; to help you to gain self-confidence. The group is once a week on Thursday evenings. Other times may be considered. For more information contact Ruben – rubenelferreira@gmail.com or visit the website http://rubenelferreira.wixsite.com/rubenferreira. Monthly fee £60 – most of the materials supplied.

Fr William Kiowi – Thank you! – We have raised another £105 bringing the total raised to £635. Once again a big thank you to all who kindly donated to Fr William’s appeal. Lesley Pippet

Westminster Cathedral Summer Fair – The Cathedral Summer fair will take place on Saturday 28th July at Westminster Cathedral Hall from 11am to 4pm. There will be food and some Pimms served with sale of gift items and also a game of tombola. In the afternoon, the Filipino club will perform a traditional dance. All are invited. For further information, please contact Mary Maxwell at marymaxwell@rcdow.org.uk or tel: 020 7798 9181.

Adoremus – National Eucharistic CongressThe National Eucharist Congress is fast approaching. You are invited to join the Church in England & Wales at Liverpool on Saturday, 8 and/or Sunday, 9 September. Saturday is the highlight of the Congress. Bishop Robert Barron will address the Congress; Cardinal Nichols will give a reflection and lead us in Adoration and Benediction. (There is a fee of £40 for the Saturday to cover the costs of the Congress.) On the Sunday there are Masses in the Metropolitan Cathedral and a large outdoor Blessed Sacrament procession. Many other events and a Youth Congress will supplement the official programme. Tickets can be booked online until 31 July at http://unbouncepages.com/adoremus2018/ For information, contact adoremus@rcdow.org.uk or http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Special-Events/Adoremus-National-Eucharistic-Pilgrimage. Prayer cards are available at the back of 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. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

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:
Rose Carroll, 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, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Sheila Dredge, Augustine Okonta & Richard Simon.

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.

Those recently deceased:
Cathy Condon RIP (Mary Donnelly’s mother)

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 22ND JULY – 16th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. David & Susan Fleming
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Sr Patricia O’Sullivan RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. James Nugent RIP (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 16: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 23rd JULY – St Bridget of Sweden, Patron of Europe
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patrick Naughton RIP

TUESDAY 24TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary & John O’Shea RIP (Anniv)

WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY – St James, Apostle
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 26TH JULY – Ss Joachim & Anne, Parents of Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eileen, Sarah & Martin McAndrew RIP

FRIDAY 27TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)
7:30pm – Holy Hour

SATURDAY 28th JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jose Luis Fabrega RIP (1st Anniv)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 29th JULY – 17th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Kay Fleming RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mr & Mrs Henderson (Thanksgiving)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Marie Brenan RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

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

TUESDAY 24TH JULY
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY
7:30pm – FINANCE COMMITTEE – Presbytery

THURSDAY 26TH JULY
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 27TH JULY
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove resumes after Scholl Holidays

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 21st July – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd July – Margaret Forkan

16TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd July
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st: Jeremiah 23:1-6; 2nd: Ephesians 2:13-18; Gospel: Mark 6:30-34
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am William Carson, Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anthony Cecile, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Sunday 22nd July – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 23rd July – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 28th July – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th July – Nena Whitehead

17TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th July
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Kit Greveson
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Avril Byrne
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st: 2 Kings 4:42-44; 2nd: Ephesians 4:1-6; Gospel: John 6:1-15
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez, Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 30th July – 9:30am – Team C

Scripture notes – 16th Sunday of the Year, B – 22nd July 2018

The early Hebrews were pastoralists, moving from place to place with their flocks. Even after they became settlers in the land, the raising of sheep and goats was an important part of the economy. This familiar experience led to ‘Shepherd’ being used in the Old Testament as a metaphor for the leaders of the people, and this was adopted by the writers of the New Testament. Continue reading Scripture notes – 16th Sunday of the Year, B – 22nd July 2018