Bulletin 5th June 2016

Mass Times:   As on the notice board EXCEPT FRIDAY!  Concelebrated Mass (4 priests) with the School children at 10.00am.

Saturday is the Feast of St. Barnabas – 56 years

Theme:  God’s Compassion as illustrated by Elijah and Jesus.

Masses received:  Jamie Boyle, Larry Kearns (Oldham Tinkers), Marjorie and Anastasia Giblin (Lately dead).  Michael Gaughran, Gabrielle Ward, Francis Elwell, Barnard Ward, John Sullivan and Norah Livesey (Anniversaries).  Mary Malone and Carole Appleton (Birthday memories).  Theresa Patton (Wedding anniversary).  Elizabeth Wright (Special birthday).  Grand daughter Madison and Elizabeth & Thomas Chapman.

Welcome:  into the Parish of St. Lukes.  Skyler Grace Rogers.  Congratulations Jodie & Kyle.

And Welcome:  Ashley James Entwistle.  Ashley was baptised and confirmed last Monday and today makes his First Holy Communion at 11.00am Mass.

1st Holy Communion:  next Sunday at 2.00pm.  This is the fist session!  Second session the following Sunday!  The Reposository has an extensive range of 1st Holy communion cards and gifts.

UCM:  Tuesday 07 June at 7-30pm  Rally at St Peter & Paul.  Wednesday 08 June meeting in the Parish Centre after the 7pm Mass and the Afternoon Tea for Sunday 13 June has been CANCELLED.

The Summer Fair:  will take place on Saturday 9th July.

Bulletin:  Please contact Terry on 0161 794 2497 or Fr. John to pass on your suggestions and news items.

“YOUNG MAN , I TELL YOU TO GET UP”

“The only son of his mother and she was a widow”

TODAY THE COMPASSIONATE  JESUS.

            “When the Lord saw her he felt sorry for her” is INCORRECT!  “He Was Visibly Distressed And Moved To Tears” is the CORRECT translation (The advantage of a classical education!).

In the 1st reading Elijah also expresses the same feelings.  Today the word DEATH is TABOO – so we use euphemisms, undertakers are funeral directors.

The dead are ‘deceased’.  They are ‘departed’, they have ‘passed on’.  In fact they are DEAD! 

How much more realistic simply to say, “They have gone back to God their Father” or “They have gone to their reward in Heaven”!

After all, every Sunday we recite; “And I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.”

“GOING HOME

The tradition spiritual says it all so beautifully.   “Going home, I’m going home.  Mother’s expecting me, Father’s waiting too.  Lots of folk gathered there, all the friends I knew.”

AND ON A LIGHTER NOTE!

Now I lay me down to sleep                           And if I die before I wake,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep;                    I PRAY THAT JESUS AIN’T A FAKE!

“I’M NOT AFRAID TO DIE.  I JUST DON’T WANT TO BE THERE WHEN IT HAPPENS!”

“Death is a natural way of telling you to slow down!”

“Of course I believe in a life of eternal bliss after death, but why talk about such a gloomy subject?!!!

And my favourite – “Granddad knew the exact day and hour he was going to die.”  “That’s’ incredible!”  “Yes the JUDGE TOLD HIM”!!!

SKOOL REOPENS TOMORROW AT 5 TO 9!!!