MASS TIMES as on the notice board.
Theme: DON'T BELIEVE THEM!
Danny Byrne, Elizabeth Bennett, Reg Armson and Janet Hockton.
Jim Thorpe, John Greaves and Paul Threader.
Emma and Alec Green.
Mary Hill (special intention)
Mary wishes to thank all parishioners for their Masses and Prayers received during her recent illness.
WALK WITH ME. Season of Advent. One for every family - on the house!
CHRISTMAS DRAW TICKETS - Please SELL them, don't buy them. 1st Prize: Latest ASUS VP 247 23.6" MONITOR TV.
WINTER NIGHT SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS. Volunteers and Fundraisers required. Please see the notice board.
UCM CHRISTMAS QUIZ £1, available after each Mass. Proceeds in aid of Loaves and Fishes.
CHARTER PLAYERS CHRISTMAS CRACKER
Festive music and prose for all the family, Saturday 17th December. Contact Gill on 07528 891062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTMAS FAIR: Sat 3rd December. Donations for Christmas Hamper can be left in the Narthex.
NEXT WEEK’S BULLETIN:
Contact Trisha 793 4901 or see Fr. John
THE END OF THE WORLD - (TODAY'S GOSPEL READING)
WHEN? "But as far as that day or hour nobody knows it, neither the Angels of Heaven"
Today Our Lord foretells both the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, which happened in the year 70AD and also the end of the world. But do not be deceived by people claiming to know the future. Ignore them.
ONLY GOD KNOWS!
"I KNOW NOT WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS BUT I KNOW WHO HOLDS THE FUTURE"
"Greater love than this no man has that he lays down his life for his friends"
Today we remember all those who were prepared to lay down their lives for their friends and say a 'thank you' prayer for the freedoms we enjoy because of them. At the same time we strive and pray for a world where men and women will learn to resolve conflict without resorting to violence.
"VIOLENCE AND WAR ARE NEVER THE WAY TO PEACE" (Pope Francis)
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 World War 1 ended. Thousands had died, thousands more had been injured and scarred by the horror of it all. Their suffering was unimaginable. Perhaps the battlefields of Flanders, with the mud and stench of the trenches remain indelibly printed in our minds. Northern France and Belgium were devastated, but the poppy flowered every year bringing colour and hope:
In Flanders’ Fields the Poppies blow
Between the Crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old, age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon them, may they rest in peace. Amen
"THE WAR TO END ALL WARS" - IT DIDN'T"!
Yes, man's ingenuity and achievements are remarkable and we can only marvel at them.
BUT ONE THING HE WILL NEVER ACHIEVE BY HIMSELF - WORLD PEACE.
And a final quote: MAN MUST PUT AN END TO WAR OR WAR WILL PUT
AN END TO MAN" (J.F.K.)