• Bulletin 12th April 2015

    Mass Times:   As on the notice board.

    Theme:    DOUBTING THOMAS

    Masses received:  Pat Bergin, Margaret Oakley, Abulia Maria & Michael Hinde (Lately dead).  Little George McAuley. Pauline Bryan John and Margaret Grogan. (Anniversaries). Ethna Burgess (Birthday Memory).  Josephine Warburton, Deceased Warburton & O’Donnell families, special intentions and two ‘Poorly’ Masses.

    Congratulations: to Katie Louise Jamieson & Shaun Colin Gordon who are to be wed next Saturday, Nuptial Mass at 2.00pm.

    Walsingham:   Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham – 2nd May.  Coach leaves St. Mathew’s.  Please see notice board.

    Diocesan Visit to Malta and Rome:  25 September.  See the notice board.

    Parish Group:  The Parish Group are meeting on Monday 13th April at 8.15 in the Parish centre. PLEASE NOTE IT IS ALSO THE AGM.  Could all centre users send a representative.  ALL parishioners are very welcome to come and join in.  Nominations for the usual posts are most welcome.

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

    DOUBTING THOMAS 

    IMPOSSIBLE!  A HOAX! 

    “I don’t believe it – I saw him nailed to a cross.”   IT’S A TASTELESS JOKE? 

    Surely, all quite natural reactions? 

    YET, “THOMAS, HERE ARE MY HANDS.....    HERE IS MY SIDE......” 

    For the first time he glimpses His true identity:  “MY LORD MY GOD.” 

    Not only is JESUS ALIVE but he now knows who HE IS – “MY GOD”! 

    St. John tells us that ‘God is Love’ and we are only now beginning to understand what Divine Love is – OUR GOD ON A CROSS!  That’s how much he loves his creatures!

    The good news of Easter was first whispered in awe, then shouted in triumph “Jesus is Risen!  He is Alive!

    “Lord I thank you for my faith.  Yes Lord I do believe, help my unbelief.”   AND THANK YOU THOMAS!

    FAITH

    Hears the inaudible

    Sees the invisible

    Believes the incredible and

    Receives the impossible!!!

     

    And a few Easter funnies to end!

    “Everyone has a God given right to be an atheist!”

    “I thank God I’m an atheist!”

    “An atheist hopes that God will do nothing to disturb his disbelief!”

    “The worst moment for an atheist is when he feels satisfied and doesn’t know who to than!”

    AND THE PEARL

    “An atheist is a bloke who watches Man Utd play Man City and doesn’t care who wins”!!!!

    And finally, more good news- skool reopens tomorrow.  Monday at 5 to 9!!