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NEWSLETTER

Church Cleaning.

As we are slowly moving our way back to

normality, we need to start up once again a rota

of volunteers for cleaning the church. (please

note this is not Covid cleaning) If you can help,

please contact Marie Hill on 01952 813004.

Many thanks! 
 

Confession



Please contact Father Anthony on 01952 811299 to arrange a time.
 

Collection for Sunday 22nd August 2021:  Envelopes = £63.00, Loose Plate = £66.80, Total = £129.80


Collection for Sunday 29th August 2021: Envelopes = £90.00, Loose Plate = £54.50, Total = £144.50


Please Note!
There will be a second collection next weekend for Home Missions.



























































 Date



Time



Service



Intention



Sunday 12 Sept


Psalter week 4



Mass 9.15



24th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Day of Prayer for Education



Parishioners



Monday 13 Sept



Mass 10.00



St John Chrysostom



Mary Regina



Tuesday 14 Sept



Mass 12.00



EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS



Special Intention



Wed 15 Sept



Mass 10.00



Our Lady of Sorrows



Ignatius & Family



Thurs 16 Sept



 



 Ss Cornelius & Cyprian



 



Friday 17 Sept



Mass 10.00



St Robert Bellarmine



Catherine Malone



Saturday 18 Sept



 



 



 



Sunday 19 Sept



Mass 9.15



25th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Day of Prayer
for Home Missions



Parishioners


Education Sunday is marked this year on 12 September – just after the new academic year starts. The theme for 2021 is ‘A word in season’, taken from Isaiah 50:4. Churches Together in England (CTE) rightly describes teaching and studying as “demanding and privileged callings” and Education Sunday gives us the opportunity to give thanks to God for all who teach and all who study, for all who continually have to find the right words and deliver them with enthusiasm and graciousness. This is all the more poignant as we attempt to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers, pupils and leaders in our schools have suffered 18 months of disruption and uncertainty. For the second year in a row, GCSE and A Level students have been Centre Assessed or Teacher Assessed – a challenging situation for both teachers and pupils. More Information https://bit.ly/37zojy0  https://bit.ly/37JB3C4   Bishops’ Conference


 


 

Gospel Mark 8:27-35 The Son of Man is destined to suffer grievously He put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say I am?’ And they told him. ‘John the Baptist,’ they said ‘others Elijah; others again, one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he asked ‘who do you say I am?’ Peter spoke up and said to him, ‘You are the Christ.’ And he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone about him.


And he began to teach them that the Son of Man was destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be put to death, and after three days to rise again; and he said all this quite openly. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate with him. But, turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said to him, ‘Get behind me, Satan! Because the way you think is not God’s way but man’s.’ He called the people and his disciples to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.’


 


Commentary The Son of Man has gone before us. In following him we find our community with God. As Jesus’ true identity was revealed, so our true identity is revealed when we become the followers of the Son of Man.  In the language of the letter of St James, that happens when we put our faith to work. Our faith is tested in the real world, and reality often comes to us in the shape of a cross.  In taking it up, in accepting its burden, we live up to our true name as Christians.     Denis McBride CSsR


 

Feast of the Week Exaltation of the Holy Cross 14 September  


What are these Christians about, exalting an instrument of torture? First, we rejoice that something so terrible should have been transformed into a means of redemption for the whole human race. Second, we remind ourselves of the fact that Christianity is not an abstract and spiritual religion. It springs from God’s direct intervention in the affairs of the world, a real historical event involving real people and, in the end, a real execution on a real cross. We may theorize and theologise all we like; but all our theorisings and theologisings are nothing without the history on which they are based. Take away that history – take away the Cross – and Christianity is nonsense.  Commentary by Universalis


Image: Painting of Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí, 1951, in the collection of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow.


 


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