Bulletin 28th August 2016

Mass Times:   As on the notice board.

Theme:  HUMILITY – Our True Value!

Masses Received:   Fr. Anthony Grimshaw, Chris Smart, Len Keating, Kenneth Holt, Bridie (91) & Lillian Boardman (lately dead). Wilfred Lyons, Tom Riley & Joyce and Jack Taylor (Anniversaries). John Morgan (Birthday Memories) Sally & Edward Nally (Wedding Anniversary). Mary Hill (Poorly).

St. Mary’s Cemetery:    Mass on Monday 29th Aug. (Bank Holiday) at 11.00 a.m. 

Parish Group Meeting:   Tuesday 6th Sept. At 8pm. Everybody Welcome. Please come along and help us to plan events for the Parish.

Mill Hill Red Boxes:  £775!!!! Many thanks.

SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER2016

CELEBRATIONS?  IT’S A SILVER MEDAL!

YES, IT’S SILVER JUBILEE TIME!

SATURDAY NIGHT OUT! ST. LUKE’S GOT TALENT!

A SURPRISE GUEST STAR! NO, NOT FR. JOHN!

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HUMILITY

“Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled & the man who humbles himself will be exalted”

TALENTED? GIFTED? WHO GAVE YOU THE GIFT?

Humility is the simple recognition that all our talents come from God, yes, I can develop my talents but where did they come from?

SORRY, BUT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE “SELF MADE MAN”

It’s the same old problem of PRIDE – “I don’t need GOD” “I am self sufficient”

Yes, PRIDE always comes before a FALL – witness Satan & Adam!

So HUMILITY is simply an HONEST assessment of ourselves. So why do I think I am important? Deserve special treatment? Deserve a privileged position?

Brain and Beauty are God’s Gifts

CHARACTER is your own achievement

Yes, there’s a lot to be said for the fella who doesn’t say it himself!

Andre Previn puts it in a nutshell:

If I think I’m in danger of getting carries away with the notion of my own importance, I remember what the girl from Madam Tussaud’s said when she came to see me. I asked he what happened if people they have made images of cease to be personalities. “Well” she said “we did melt down Alan Ladd last week”. As far as I am concerned that’s just about the size of it.

And In Conclusion:

Do I even thank God for the WONDER of my BEING? (I’ve not always been here – nor will I be!)

Do I even thank God for my BLESSINGS – e.g. MUM & DAD!

And FINALLY, is it too much to ask that I give THANKS to GOD ONCE A WEEK?

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR GIRLS & BOYS ON THEIR GSE RESULTS.

ALL OUR HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE DONE US PROUD

But I can’t resist their howlers!

Why was the Unknown Soldier buried in Westminster Abbey? Because he was dead

Name the four seasons? Salt, mustard, vinegar and pepper

What is a pessimist? A man who is never happy unless he is miserable, and even then he is not pleased

Faith is that quality be which we believe what we should otherwise think to be false

THE LIST IS ENDLESS!

I know what you’re thinking but in the immortal words of Lil Mather: “The old ones are always the best”!

HAPPY BANK HOLIDAY!        P.S. JUST ONE WEEK TO GO!