Mass Times: as on the notice board.
Theme: “Let go and let God.”
Masses received: John Cooper & Birdie Groarke (lately dead). Harry Woollacott, Gareth Jones, Mark Cooper, Sam Cooper (anniversaries). Eugene Rice (successful op). Peter Reid (special intention).
Parish Group: All parishioners are welcome to the next meeting on Monday 20th July in the Parish Centre at 8.15pm.
Summer Fair: A resounding success! Thank you to ALL organisers, workers, helper and spenders, etc, etc, - the list is almost endless. Results next week.
Congratulations: to our OLA KOZLOWSKA & ALICE McNORTON elected head and deputy head girls at St. Ambrose Barlow. Both formerly girls at St. Luke’s. We’re proud of you!!
Thank You: Jacob for your beautiful 1st Holy Communion ‘thank you card’ – it’s most appreciated.
Bulletin: Please contact Terry on 0161 794 2497 or Fr. John to pass on your suggestions and news items.
Hostility and Rejection
“They are defiant & obstinate” the Prophet Ezekiel.
“He was amazed at the lack of faith” St. Mark’s Gospel
It’s the same old story, “I will not serve.” I will not believe.”
PRIDE – “I am self-made.” “I am self sufficient.”
NOT ONLY WILL THEY REJECT THE MESSENGER BUT THEY WILL KILL HIS ONLY SON.
Discouragement and Failure
“My grace is enough for you: My power is at its best in weakness.” St. Paul has to learn that human weakness is a fact, THAT IS WHY WE NEED GOD. St Paul now sees a new image of God, A God who knows our weakness and also wants to help.
“My grace is enough for you: My power is at its best in weakness.”
“Even if I must die with you I will never disown you.” Yet, “I don’t know this man.”
It was hard lesson for Peter to learn and not only did Jesus forgive him; He made him head of the Church!
So it’s “LET GO AND LET GOD.” (Alcoholics anonymous).
Amazing grace; “Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far.”
Praise to the Holiest; “A second Adam to the fight & to the rescue came.”
Some words of Wisdom
It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce!
Failure is success if we LEARN from it!
And finally: if at first you don’t succeed, DON’T TRY SKY DIVING!!!
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PREPARING THE WAY CONSULTATION 2015
As promised by Bishop John the diocesan consultation is now ready. Please take home a questionnaire. You can complete the questionnaire in writing or respond using the internet.
The Web address is www.surveymonkey.com/s/salford2015
As well as individual responses we are asked for a Parish response, so shortly we will have a Parish meeting to discuss the consultation. We have until Friday 7th August 2015. Thanks for all your help.