Mass Times: - As on the notice board.
Theme: – True worship – TWO Commandments Only!
Masses received: Pamela Lawless, Mary Horgan, Owen Brechemy, Mary McDaid, Bernard Lawson & Margaret Wallen (lately dead). Tom Riley, Josie Flynn, Anthony Smith & Martin Platt (Anniversaries). Ray & Sally, Special Intentions (Eunice & Pete), A mass for the bereaved, 57th Wedding Anniversary and A Wedding Anniversary.
Welcome: Into the family of St. Luke – James John Kiegour & Freya Catherine Henzell. Congratulations Jane & Andrew and Lyndsey & Martin.
UCM: – Diocesan meeting Saturday 5th September commencing with Mass at 2.00pm
Congratulations: Katheryn & Jim Kerrane who were Wed on 20th August in South Yorkshire, and to our senior alter severs Danny and Catherine on their GCSE results. They are brilliant!!!
Renewed congratulations to Ola and Alice our new St. Ambrose Barlow’s Head and Deputy Head!!
Bulletin: Please contact Terry on 0161 794 2497 or Fr. John to pass on your suggestions and news items.
“YOU’VE GOT IT ALL WRONG”
Today Jesus pulls no punches: “Your worship is worthless.” True religion is not observing a set of man-made rules and regulations – IT IS ABOUT LOVE.
“These people honour me only with lip service, while their hearts are far from me. They ignore the 2 commandments and cling to man-made traditions.”
Where is their Love of God and Love of Neighbour?
“Mum, why do I have to go to church?” “Why do I have to be a Catholic?” “Why can’t I be like everyone else and do my own thing?”
“BECAUSE HE MADE US & HE LOVES US & HE IS OUR FATHER. AND BECAUSE WE ARE BROTHERS & SISTERS AND MUST LOVE & CARE FOR EACH OTHER”
So today Jesus is only interested in the human heart, our choices and our behaviour.
True Religion comes from the HEART. It is not just a STRING OF RELIGIOUS PRACTICES.
IT FOLLOWS THEN THAT
God’s laws are there for our protection
The Commandments are our MAKER’S instructions – to ignore them is to invite disaster
Wherever law ends, tyranny begins
Without law, civilisation ends. So again disaster.
And a final thought on this theme: WE LOVE GOD BECAUSE HE LOVES US
And a final, final thought:
IF GOD BELIEVED IN TODAYS PERMISSIVENESS, HE WOULD HAVE GIVEN US TEN SUGGESTIONS!!!
SKOOL RE-OPENS NEXT THURSDAY AT 5 TO 9!!!
So Mums & Dads, Grandmas & Grandpas, you can put away your VALIUM – FOR 4 MONTHS!
And so now back to school funnies – AND REMINDERS!
The only thing children wear out faster than shoes are Parents & Teachers!
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children!
Adolescence is when children start bringing up their parents
AND THE REMINDERS!
The best thing to spend on your children is your time!
Children aren’t fooled. They know we find time to do the things we love!
Children need our PRESENCE more than PRESENTS!
Children are never very good at listening to their elders, but they never fail to IMITATE them!
EXAMPLE has more followers than REASON!
Enjoy your 4 months Holiday! Our Teachers return on TUESDAY – to flex their MUSCLES IN PREPARATION!!!
ENJOY THE BANK HOLIDAY!