10th August 2014. 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Mass times: As notice board. Friday- Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. Vigil mass Thurs. 7pm. Friday 9am & 7pm.
Thursday- Requiem mass for Michael James O’Rourke, 11am.
Masses received: Michael James O’Rourke (lately dead), Colin Sim (anniv); George & Lily Sexton (Birthday memories); Gabrielle, Wedding Anniversary, Chris (sp. Ints); Sarah Jackson & Joseph Nicholson-Trier (wedding best wishes), 16 August.
Welcome into the family of St. Luke’s: Frankie James Ballantyne, Eva Lillian Pithers. Congratulations Natalie & James; Janine & Matthew.
UCM: Next meeting Wed 13 August in Parish Centre after 7pm mass. Nancy Griffin will present a talk on “Health Matters”.
APF: Red Boxes- total for June was £756.06. Many thanks to holders & collectors.
Date for diary: “The Salford Archer” at Ordsall Hall Sun 17 Aug. See poster in Narthex. It’s all there!
Next week’s bulletin: Contact Dennis Miles 789 4462 or see Fr. John.
St Luke’s RC Church
Part of Salford Diocese
Tel: 0161 736 2696
Reg. Charity No. 250037
THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY INTO HEAVEN.
“GOD’S MASTERPIECE” “THE MOTHER OF GOD” “THE SINLESS ONE!”
How then could she possibly suffer death & corruption, which are the result of sin? IMPOSSIBLE! Before any dogma this has always been the belief of the people.
SHE IS UNIQUE!
Yes, as Mary received her son into our world, Jesus received His mother into His world.
“LORD! SAVE ME!” –“MAN OF LITTLE FAITH!”
The impetuous Peter is once again out of his depth! In fact, he is drowning. Yes, he is slow in learning a very hard lesson- don’t rely on yourself. You will fail! It’s a lesson we all have to learn.
It’s so easy to forget God when all is going well. It’s when problems & tragedies come along that we get serious about our prayers. All too often we hear; “all we can do now is pray”. It’s as if prayer is a last resort.
“He’s got the whole world in His hands”. HE IS GOD! IT IS HIS WORLD! WE ARE HIS CREATION! HE CARES! In fact, HE IS A LOVING FATHER!
“Lord, save me!” And Jesus puts out His hand at once & holds him. “Man of little faith, why did you doubt?” and He saved him from drowning.
Why are men so stupid that they think they can go it alone? War, killing, bloodshed. War, killing, bloodshed. The Dalai Lama was once asked “What thing about humanity surprises you most?” His answer, “IN ONE WORD, MAN. He sacrifices his health to make money. He sacrifices his money to recuperate his health. Then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present. And as a result he doesn’t live in the present or the future. AND THEN HE LIVES AS IS HE IS NEVER GOING TO DIE, AND THEN HE DIES HAVING NEVER REALLY LIVED!” It’s brilliant!
YES, man can make the most sophisticated weapons- BUT HE CAN’T MAKE PEACE!
Theme: Trust and Confidence- Aware of our own weakness.
And a few GEMS for the holiday!
When you’re in trouble & your knees knock- kneel on them!
Don’t despair- try prayer!
God is not just for EMERGENCIES!
Don’t count sheep. TALK to the Shepherd!
Come nearer to GOD & He will come nearer to you!
Why pray when you can worry & take tranquilisers?
Finally, no-one writes better fiction than the Weatherman!