• Bulletin 15th March 2015

    St. Luke’s Parish Bulletin

    The Parish of St. Luke is part of the Salford RC Diocese – Registered Charity No. 250037

    4th Sunday of Lent – Mothering Sunday       15th March 2015     Ph: 0161 736 2696

    “Lord, we ask on this day a blessing on all Mothers who’s Love & Patience is so much taken for granted.”  Amen!

    Mass Times:   As on the notice board.  Short Stations of the Cross before all masses in lent.

    The feast of St. Patricks is on Tuesday 17th and St. Joseph’s feast day is on Thursday 19th.

    Theme:    GOD LOVED US SO MUCH....

    Masses received:  Marie Bradbury, Tom Mulcahy (Ireland), Edward Frey and Baby River Jude (Lately dead).  Bernard Howell (Poorly).  Grace & Norah and Lilian & Harvey, Albert Reid and Josie Gallagher (Anniversary). Mac Baker (Birthday Memory).  Mary Stubbs, Molly Burke, Richard Burke, The Holy Souls, Annie Batty, Michael McGovern. Mothers Day –Norah Livesey, Mary Wilmington, May Rice, Kath Roddy, Mary Bremer & Mary Williams. Maureen Roberts – 15 intentions.

    Salford Charter Players:   present a social night with comedy verse 20th and 21st March in the Parish centre from 8.00pm.  £3.00 on the door.  Bar open so just bring your own nibbles.

    Red Boxes (APF):   £3580.65 is the final total for 2014.  St. Luke’s are 6th in the Diocese League Tables!  You really are generous to a fault!  Thank you!  Also a special ‘thank you’ & ‘congratulations’ to Jim & Margaret Martin and their team!

    LENTEN SCHOOL OF PRAYER:  St. Charles. Swinton. "Praying with the Old Testament", each Saturday during Lent 12noon-2.30pm. Please see the notice board.

    GIFT AID ENVELOPES: Please collect your Gift Aid envelope for the financial year 2015/16 from the Narthex. If you have any questions or wish to start using gift aid for your Sunday donation please 'phone Dennis (789 4462)

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

    “GOD LOVED THE WORLD SO MUCH HE GAVE HIS SON” – ON A CROSS

    Yes, a world that is violent, cruel, brutal & corrupt.  HOW DO YOU MEASURE LOVE?

    Inches? Feet? Yards? Ounces? Pounds?  By temperature? NO!

      THE ANSWER IS SIMPLY PAIN AND SUFFERING.

    “I love you so much I would give you a pint of blood”    Not much suffering there.

    “I love you so much I would give you one of my kidneys”    Now we’re talking – pain and suffering.

    THE ULTIMATE

    “I love you so much I would give my heart in a transplant”. I WOULD GIVE MY LIFE

    IT IS WHAT IS CALLED DIVINE LOVE.

    We were created in God’s love! We are God’s work of art!

    To appreciate fully our Christian faith it is vital that we are convinced of God’s love for each one of us.

    WHICH BRINGS US TO MOTHERING SUNDAY!

    A MOTHER’S LOVE IS A REFLECTION OF GOD’S LOVE.

    A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain; it is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain.

    It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may, for nothing can destroy it or take that love away.

    It is Patient and Forgiving when all others are forsaking, and it never fails of falters even though the heart is breaking.

    It believes beyond believing, when the world around condemns. And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest brightest gems.

    It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation. And it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation.

    A many splendored miracle man cannot understand. And another wondrous evidence of God’s tender guiding hand.

    Just as a mother will never give up on her child, God will never give up on us!

    TO ALL OUR MUMS – THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO – HAPPY MOTHERING SUNDAY

    THANK YOU AND ENJOY YOUR DAFFODILS

    And my favourites

    Men have sight, women insight!      Mirror, mirror on the wall – I’m like my mother after all!

    Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. This is not difficult!

    Mums, congratulations! You are no longer simply mothers or housewives. No. You are now Research Associates in the Field of Child Development and Human Relations!!!!

    My mum is the best gift I ever got (Billy ages 8) and so say all of us!

    MOTHER’S DAY COFFEE MORNING – SERVED BY THE MEN OF THE PARISH DO COME ALONG!!                   HAPPY MOTHERING SUNDAY!