Mass times: Saturday 6.30pm, Sunday 9.15 & 11am.
FRIDAY- New Year’s Day, Mary the Mother of God 12noon.
Please see very long list in the Narthex.
The 5 Charities:
Christmas Day’s second collections were fantastic. Thank You!
Last Sunday’s was better than ever. Thanks to all involved. The children’s “O, Holy Night” was breath-taking!
Welcome into the family of St. Luke’s, Esther Wazniak. Congratulations Evelina & Leszek!
Altar & church decorations: Thanks Tricia & David! “I’ve” had endless praise!!
Thank you for the many, many beautiful cards and gifts. I do very much appreciate them all! Thank you again!
Next week’s bulletin: Contact Dennis on 789 4462 or see Fr. John.
FINALLY, MY END OF YEAR LITANY OF ST. LUKE’S SAINTS!
Rosary prayers, dust-buster ladies, Eucharistic ministers, Catechists, young and old, Sunday readers, Apparitors, Repository helpers, SVP, UCM, Christmas/Summer Fair helpers, Bulletin secretaries, Altar servers, Jim McCormick, both Choirs, Mary Reid, Patricia, Frances & Bar staff in the Centre, Mum’s & Toddlers, Pre-school playgroup, Senior Parishioners Party organisers, School Teachers & Governors, Kevin Lyons, Dennis Miles, Jim Martin & our latest recruit Allwyn
THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR OUR PARISH.
IN GENTLENESS AND PEACE, HE COMES
THE FINAL CHRISTMAS MESSAGE.
“HAPPINESS IS BEING LOVED” – Billy, aged 8
YES, WE ALL THRIVE ON LOVE.
I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name.
YOU ARE PRECIOUS IN MY EYES.
It is all summed up in the carol, “O, Holy Night”;
“In all trials
BORN TO BE OUR FRIEND”
Yes, I AM LOVED BY GOD!
“TAKING THE CHILD AND HIS MOTHER, HE LEFT FOR EGYPT THAT NIGHT”.
As refugees they fled at night to escape the slaughter of Herod. They must have already seen the tragedy experienced by so many.
Times don’t change!
AND TO END THE YEAR WITH A FEW FAMILY GEMS.
The reason parents no longer lead their children in the right direction is because parents aren’t heading that way themselves.
Children have more need of models than of critics!
Our children need more of our presence, than our presents!
Children have never been good at listening to their elders but have never failed to imitate them.
A CHINESE PROVERB:
“Nobody’s family can hang a sign, “Nothing the matter here”. Brilliant
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.