Bulletin 16th August 2015

Mass Times:               Sat 11,30am, 6,30pm Sun 9.15, 11.00amMon Tue Thu Fri 9am Wed 7.30pm

Theme:                              “The Almighty has done great things for me.”

Masses Received:        Maureen Mills, (Lately Dead) Gerry Gadd, Doris O’Donnell & Michael Casey Jnr. (anniversaries) Walter John Wilmington(Birthday Memories) Ken Branigan, Winifred & John Field, Special Intentions, In Thanksgiving

Welcome into the family of St Luke: Ella Brooke & Olivia Mae McWilliams and Harriet Waterhouse. Congratulations Lucy & Karl and Amanda & Kevin

Assist to Live not to Die:An urgent appeal from the Bishop’s Conference. Please take home a postcard. Sign and

                                 send! The deadline is 10th September. Thank you.

The Vice President of Malawi: Thank you your Excellency Saulos Chilima for honouring us with your visit to St Luke’s. We were honoured and privileged. Congratulations on your doctorate degree. We prayed for you. You are always welcome at St Luke’s!  

Next week’s bulletin:  Please contact Fr John or ring Stephanie 737 6419 with items for next week’s bulletin.

 

THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY INTO HEAVEN

Lourdes 25th March 1858, the Feast of the Annunciation.

“Who are you?”

I AM THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

OUR LADY IS SINLESS – SHE IS UNIQUE.

Death and corruption are the result of sin – so no Sin, no death and corruption.

Our Lady was the first to share in Her Son’s Resurrection. Her life was a life of extraordinary faith and trust in God’s goodness and love. “He will be called Son of the Most High, Save His People and rule over the House of David.” Yet He was born in a stable, forced to flee into a strange land, be rejected by His own people, condemned to death and executed as a Common Criminal. So again today we celebrate Our Lady’s faith and trust in the goodness and love of God.JUST AS MARY RECEIVED HER SON INTO OUR WORLD, HER SON RECEIVED HER INTO HIS WORLD.“The Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is His name.”

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU!

 

HOLIDAY LAUGHTER!

 

A CONUNDRUM

GOD IS NOWHERE OR IS NOW HERE!

 

J        “Billy, why do Catholics pay so much attention to our Lady?” “Please Miss, because she was Hand Made by the Lord.”!

J        Why did God give you your mother and not someone else’s?” “Please Miss because God knew she liked me more than other people’s Mums do

 

And a gem to end!

Little Johnny moved down South into the country where there was no Catholic school. On his first day he was asked to say the prayers he knew. He said the “Our Father" and then went on to say the “Hail Mary”, he was told, “we don't want to hear about her”. So he began to say the Creed. When he came to “born of the .......” he came to a sudden stop. “Oh heck” he said “here she comes again - what shall I do now sir?”!!!

And a final thought for mums holidays –Everybody wants to save the earth – but nobody wants to do the dishes!!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

PS        The final nail in the ‘Heights Coffin’  NAT WEST closes next Wednesday!

PPS      Hang on in there Grandma and Grandpas – only just 2½ weeks to go!