Bulletin 22 November 2015

Mass Times:   As on the notice board. Tuesday – Requiem Mass for Sarah Johnston at 11.00am. Sarah was 103!!

Theme:    A Kingdom of Truth & Justice.

Masses received:  Sarah Johnston (lately dead). Mary Lambie, Norman Hand, Jean Carroll (Anniversaries). Morgan & Blackburn Family (Anniversaries and birthday memories). Thomas Mercer (50th Anniversary). Michael Howard (poorly). May Rice, Roman Lyzniak, Connie Moss, Lucy “Pat” Barlow, Pauline Halpin, Fred “Owen” Moss, Tony O’Donnell & Sinead Reilly (Special Intentions). Ray & Sally.

Welcome:Into the family of St. Luke Saoirse Rose Courtney. Congratulations Lisa & Oscar.

Fr. Pat:  (Brazil) Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Retired Priests Fund:   Annual 2nd Collection TODAY!  THANK YOU!

Rowland Broomhead  1751-1820.  Apostle of the North. Please see notice board.

Preparing the way consultation:   Please take home a copy of Summary Report – very interesting!

Diocesan Handbook for the year of mercy: One for each family - on the house!

Parish Group meeting: Monday 30th November at 8.15 in the Parish centre.  Everybody welcome.  Come along and help us plan events for the Parish.

UCM:  Annual Benediction on Sunday 29 November 3pm at St Sebastian’s

Dates for your diary:5th December Christmas Fair 1-3pm.  Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets.  13th December – Senior Parishioners Party.  19th & 20th December Charter Players Christmas Panto.  20th December – Carol Service.

Bottle donation list:  is in the Narthex for the Christmas Raffle.

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

“SO YOU ARE KING THEN?”

“ YES, BUT MINE IS NOT A KINGDOM OF THIS WORLD”

“Yes, I am a King. I was born for this, I came into the world for this: to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice”. It was only in 1925 that Pope Pius X1 established today’s Feast. After the Great War of 1914-18 there followed years of troubles & turmoil. The so called “inter-war years” saw great political upheaval & paved the way for dictatorships. And with the new ‘nationalism’ there came a new ‘secularism’, a world ruled without reference to God. So today’s Feast was an attempt to establish the rule or reign of God over ALL human life. That EVERY HUMAN BEING IS TO BE LOVED, HONOURED AND RESPECTED.  Sadly, these Christian Values are still not at all popular. If we stand by our beliefs and principles life will not be easy. IT COST JESUS HIS LIFE. Yes, “He loved us to death”

“A WORLD ESTRANGED FROM GOD BUT LOVED BY GOD”

YOUTH SUNDAY

“Let us remember the stark fact that the Church is only one generation away from extinction” (Dr. George Carey)

A Teenager’s Prayer. “Why me Lord? Maybe I’m not the only one who feels like the worst Christian in the world. Look at Peter. He was a hot headed fisherman with a tendency to speak first and think later. He even denied you three times. But that’s you, isn’t it Lord? You like ordinary people. You were a carpenter & your disciples were fishermen & tax collectors, and NOW ME. Thank you for choosing me & for accepting me as I am. And now please give me your help. AMEN.

YES, young people are an important, if sometimes forgotten, part of the Church.

 

And now a few youthful gems to end!

“When I was a boy we were taught to be discreet & respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly impatient of restraint. They have offensive manners, flaunt authority and have no respect for their elders. What kind of creatures will they be when they grow up?” (Greek poet Hesiod, 8th century BC)

 

And a final thought!  It must be wonderful to be young and know everything!  Age is a very high price to pay for maturity!

PS  The worst danger that confronts the younger generation is the example set by the OLDER generation!!