• Bulletin 18 January 2015

    St. Luke’s Parish Bulletin

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

    2th Sunday of the Year                                18th January 2015

    www.stlukesalford.org.uk                                      Ph: 0161 736 2696

    PEACE SUNDAY

    Mass Times:  as on the notice board.

    Monday Requiem Mass for Eileen Holloway at 11am.

    Tuesday Requiem Mass for Joseph O’Hanlon at 10.15am.

    Thursday Requiem Mass for Brian Miles at 10.15am.

    Theme:   WE HAVE FOUND THE MESSIAH.

    Masses received:   Valerie Hull, Phyllis Thorp, Pat Smith, Peter Cassidy, Eileen Holloway, Joseph O’Hanlon & Brian Miles (Lately dead).  Terrie Lyons, Sheila Semple & Agnes Appleton (Anniversaries).  Anthony Horton, John Laffan & Paul Appleton ( Birthday memories).  Jean Burke, Audrey Moores, Edward Foley & Gerard McGlandeny (Poorly).  The Horgan Family.

    Congratulations: to Joan Jacobs on her 80th birthday!!!

    Welcome:   Into the family of St. Luke – Phoebe Abigail Hall & Archie Anthony Venaldes – Congratulations Dawn & Iain and Fiona & Chris.

    Diocesan Pilgrimage to LourdesLed by Bishop John.  Friday 31st July - 6th August.  Please see the notice board for details.

    Congratulations:    Mrs Marie Garside on receiving the C.B.E in the Queen’s Honour’s list for your life – time’s contribution to education.  And well deserved!  Thank you!

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

    CHRISTIAN UNITY

    Today we begin the Octave of Prayer for the unity of the Christian Churches.  “May they ALL be ONE” was Jesus’ prayer.

    At Last Christian Churches treat each other with respect and cordial relations as taken for granted.  Pope John Paul and Archbishop Runcie praying together in Canterbury Cathedral – unbelievable!

    AT LAST THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES TREAT EACH OTHER AS CHRISTIANS!

    3.00pm today a SPECIAL SERVICE In the Height Methodist Church, King Street.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

     

    PEACE SUNDAY

    “Mankind must put an end to War or War will put an end to mankind”  (JFK).

    “Better a bad peace than a good war” (Jewish proverb)

    “Peace is better than war because in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons”

    “I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen it’s brutality, it’s futility and it’s stupidity”

    This year Pope Francis has chosen the theme:  “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters”.

    Today we remember especially:

    Those fleeing warzones or religious persecution.

    Those victims of ‘people trafficking’

    Those who are abused and exploited and especially child soldiers.

    “MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT OF YOUR PEACE”

    If I am offended, do I offend in return?  Do I respond to violence with violence? Worthwhile thinking about!

    FINALLY - Thank you for last Tuesday’s celebrations in the Church, in the School and in the Park.  Fr. Patrick, your speech was BRILLIANT!  I am deeply grateful.  Your many, many cards, your many presents and gifts and your unbelievable cheque!  Well, I’m speechless!  With age comes loss of memory!  I forgot the punch line in my speech!  SOME MEN ARE BORN TO BE GREAT, SOME MEN ACHIEVE GREATNESS AND SOME MEN HAVE GREATNESS THRUST UPON THEM!

    A DAY AND EVENING TO REMEMBER!  A REAL Parish celebration!

    A special thanks to Mike and Pam Brooks and all those who made my birthday such a special occasion.  Thank you ALL!

    Fr. John Williams