Sunday 14 August

Psalter week 4

Mass 9.15



Monday 15 August


Monday of Week 20


Tuesday 16 August

Mass 10.00


Tuesday of Week 20

St Stephen of Hungary

Mary Regina

Wed 17 August


Wednesday of Week 20


Thurs 18 August


Thursday of Week 20


Friday 19 August

Mass 10.00

Friday of Week 20

St John Eudes

DRF O’Neill & Lockett


Saturday 20 August

Mass 5.30

St Bernard

DRF Martin family

Sunday 21 August

Psalter week 1

Mass 9.15

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time


Monday 22 August


The Queenship of BV Mary


Tuesday 23 August

Mass 10.00


Tuesday of Week 21

St Rose of Lima

Ann Edna Coyne

Wed 24 August






Thurs 25 August


St Thomas of Hereford


Friday 26 August

Mass 10.00


Friday of Week 18

Bd Dominic of the Mother of God Barberi

Thomas McNulty

Saturday 27 August

Mass 5.30

St Monica

Janette & Andy Burns

Sunday 28 August

Mass 9.15

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


We welcome back Fr Mark Connolly who will be celebrating Mass with us through August.

Please keep the the follow parishioners in your prayers 

 Fr Anthony Wild, Christal O’Brien-Quinn, George Kitchen and Kathleen Unsworth.


Weekly Collections

Sunday 31st July:

Envelopes = £99.80, Loose Plate = £168.64, Total = £268.44.

Envelopes = £240.35, Loose Plate = £131.05, Total = £371.40.


Standing Orders do help keep up the weekly collection (an SO Form is enclosed, if you would like to consider one. Please return to your bank).

Gift Aid enables increases giving considerably without any extra giving

£5 Gift Aid tuns into £6.25 without any extra giving. £10 into £12.50. (This is the government’s scheme to help charities by returning tax paid on the amount given. A ‘one off amount’ can also be gift aided) All that is required is to have paid enough tax for the reclaim. To gift aid £5 requires that the donor has paid £65 in income tax. (Form enclosed)

Using the Offertory Envelopes

We do have a beautiful church, a valuable resource in the Hall and a patrimony handed down to us. Let’s be good stewards of what we have been given.





Feast of the Assumption Gospel Luke 1:39-56 The Almighty has done great things for me: Magnificat

Extract ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit exults in God my saviour;

because he has looked upon his lowly handmaid.

Yes, from this day forward all generations will call me blessed,

for the Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name,

and his mercy reaches from age to age for those who fear him.

He has shown the power of his arm, he has routed the proud of heart.

He has pulled down princes from their thrones and exalted the lowly.

The hungry he has filled with good things, the rich sent empty away.

He has come to the help of Israel his servant, mindful of his mercy

according to the promise he made to our ancestors – of his mercy to

Abraham and to his descendants for ever.’

Commentary The core of this gospel reading is Mary’s canticle of thanksgiving for God’s gifts to her. Sung daily in the liturgy of Evening Prayer, it sums up God’s faithfulness to his promises, focused on his gifts to this simple peasant girl. It combines a wonderful sense of the holiness of God with warmth of gratitude, showing the thoughts that revolved constantly in her mind. As is fitting in the mouth of a girl whose only knowledge of books was the Bible, Mary’s song is a texture of scriptural phrases. We cannot assume that Luke wrote it down at Mary’s dictation, for putting words in the mouth of his characters is a feature of Luke the historian; but it must reflect her thinking. If any theme resounds again and again throughout the Bible, it is God’s care for the poor, the simple and those in need. It is this which sets the Hebraeo-Christian tradition apart from the ways of the world.


Sunday 21 August Gospel Luke 13:22-30 The last shall be first and the first last Extract Through towns and villages Jesus went teaching, making his way to Jerusalem. Someone said to him, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’ He said to them, ‘Try your best to enter by the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed. ‘Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself knocking on the door, saying, “Lord, open to us” but he will answer, “I do not know where you come from.” Then you will find yourself saying, “We once ate and drank in your company; you taught in our streets” but he will reply, “I do not know where you come from. Away from me, all you wicked men!” ‘Yes, there are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.’

Commentary Half-way through the journey up towards the Passion, as Jesus passes through the villages, he again stresses the difficulty of entrance to the Kingdom. The synoptic Gospels stress the narrowness of the road and the reluctance of the disciples, even the Twelve, to believe, let alone to accept the tough message of the cross. Luke insists, don’t sit back in complacent contentment that we have been called, or you may find the door slammed in your face. Henry Wansborough OSB

Saint of the Week Blessed Dominic Barberi (1792 - 1849) Dominic Barberi, born near Viterbo, Italy, joined the Passionist Order, urged on by an inner assurance that God called him to work as a missionary in England. He was ordained a priest in 1818 and worked in Italy and Belgium before coming to England in 1841. His first foundation was at Aston Hall in Staffordshire; he established four Passionist houses in all, and received many Anglicans into full communion, the most famous being St John Henry Newman, who was received at Littlemore near Oxford on 9 October 1845. Blessed Dominic was noted for the personal warmth of his approach to non-Catholics and for his zeal in preaching; he drew crowds in spite of his strong Italian accent. He favoured a higher profile for the small Catholic body in England; he went around in his Passionist habit and, while at Aston Hall in 1844, organised a Corpus Christi procession through the streets of the neighbourhood, which is believed to have been the first public procession of its kind in England in modern times. Blessed Dominic died at Reading on 27 August 1849 and was beatified by Pope Paul VI in 1963.



Relics of St Bernadette In September and October this year, the relics of St Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage to England, Scotland, and Wales for the first time. This special once in a lifetime event will provide an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, in local church or cathedral. Details of all venues and dates can be found at https://www.cbcew.org.uk/st-bernadette-relic-tour-2022/ They will be at Shrewsbury Cathedral 13-14 September.

We pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that You will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for the compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen.

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