Sat 11,30am, Vigil Mass 6,30pm
Sun 9.15, 11.00am
Mon Tue Thu Fri 9am Wed 7.00pm
Tuesday, Helen Craigie 12 noon
Helen Craigie, Vera, Phyllis, Joan Dr A Salim Maureen Mulligan(Dublin) sister of Angela Kerrane
Win McCormick, Eric Burke, Charles Raymond, Margaret Sullivan, Mary Molloy, Vernon Patton
Ann Stansfield and Ade Grant (poorly)
John Laffan and Christopher (special intentions)
Jim McCormick (happy birthday)
Into the Family of St Luke, Emily Florence Nicholson-Trier. Congratulations Sarah & Joseph
To George & Sheila Mather on their Golden Wedding last Friday
To Kevin & Sandra Shields on their Ruby Wedding today
To Phillipa Roberts & Jane Leader. Phillipa and Jane have volunteered to follow in the illustrious footsteps of Jim & Margret Martin. Welcome - & our own most grateful thanks!
PS The collection for December was £771.23p. The revised total collected by Jim & Margaret over 28 years was a staggering £78,936.07p. Incredible! Thank You!
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Please contact Fr John or ring Stephanie 737 6419 with items for next week’s bulletin.
THEME: God does not have favourites!
The good news is for everyone
1st READING –THE PROPHET
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you came to birth I consecrated you;
I have appointed you as prophet to the nations.
They will fight against you – but shall not overcome you.”
The message is simple
Do not be afraid to upset your listeners in the cause of what is true and right
2nd READING - St Paul’s famous discourse on Love
There are disagreements among the Christian Community at Corinth.
Love, says St Paul, is vital, indispensable if there is to be harmony.
“Love is always patient and kind
It is never selfish or resentful
It is always ready to excuse & endure
The perfect description of the life of Our Lord!
THE GOSPEL IS FROM ST LUKE
Like the prophets Elijah and Elisha, Jesus is not sent to the Jews only
The good news of Jesus is for everyone – and not just for Christians either!
“Everyone in the synagogue was enraged..... they
Took him to the brow of the hill .... to throw
Him down the cliff....”
Incredible! Right from the start they wanted to kill him.
“They will fight against you – But shall not overcome you.”
THE YEAR OF ST LUKE
As mentioned last week, St Luke’s Gospel is called the Gospel of Gentleness and Compassion. Jesus is full of mercy and compassion as he deals with the lowly and the lost, the forgotten and downtrodden of society. Sinners get a special welcome from Jesus, none more so than the Prodigal Son. Dante the poet called St Luke:
“THE SCRIBE OF GOD’S LOVING KINDNESS”
AND A FEW GEMS OF WISDOM TO END!
- If you want to make God Laugh, tell him your plans!
- If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy!
- Prayer doesn’t change God, it changes the person praying!
- God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called!
And a final request
Please, please, please don’t wait for six strong men to
take you to church!!!!!