Bulletin 7th August 2016
Mass Times: As on the notice board. Friday Requiem Mass for Lillian Boardman at 10.15.
Saturday Mass at 11a.m. Nuptial Mass at 12 Noon.
Theme: FAITH and TRUST in GOD, WHO IS OUR FATHER
Masses Received: Lillian Boardman, Leonard Keatin (S. Africa), Margaret Hatton, John Lloyd, Nora McAlinden (lately dead). Jim Boles & Philip Barnes (Anniversaries). Margaret Smith (get well). Mary Wilmington, Bernard Ward, Bridget Stroker.
UCM: Wednesday - after Mass! Balance of £11.00 for the day out is due this Month!
September 17th - A date for your diary!
S.L.I.D.E: Steve & Patricia Harper would like to thank EVERYONE who came to the Charity Afternoon Tea in aid of S.L.I.D.E. To all those who helped to make it a special day & especially for all the generous donations. We were quite overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness. The raffle alone made £120 and the final total was £408. Such a Happy Day and even the sun shone with no rain! Photos will be POSTED on the Parish Web Site.
Bulletin: Please contact Steph on 0161-737-6419 or Fr. John to pass on your suggestions and news items.
“IT WAS FOR FAITH THAT OUR ANCESTORS WERE COMMENDED”
LIFE IS A JOURNEY IN FAITH (Today’s Readings)
In the Book of Wisdom the writer speaks of joyful confidence in God’s promise to His People.
He will ALWAYS be with them.
St. Paul then reminds us that neither Abraham nor Sarah knew what the future would hold. How could she, at her age, conceive? Where was this Promised Land? They trusted in God’s Promise. He didn’t disappoint them!
In the Gospel Jesus tells his followers “There is no need to be afraid for it has pleased your Father to give you the Kingdom”. TRUST HIM. HE IS YOUR FATHER. He won’t disappoint you! For our part we must behave responsibly. We have a duty to consider others.
“I believe in Christianity as I believe in the Sun – not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else” (C.S. Lewis, the great Anglican Theologian)
Today we see mass migration on a global scale & there is no simple solution. And the cause? “Man’s Inhumanity to his fellow man” And for so many the only consolation is that death will not have the final say: DEATH IS NOT THE END.
And a few Holiday thoughts!
Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow.
And never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow!
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans!
When you are in trouble & your knees knock, KNEEL ON THEM!
If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy?!
And finally. No one writes better fiction than the weather man!!!
Hope, Mums, you are enjoying the holidays and not getting too bored with the Trafford Centre!
Enjoy the Holidays!