Bulletin 3rd January 2016
Sat, 11.30am, 6.30pm
Sun, 9.15am, 11.00am
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri, 9.00am Wed,7.30pm
Thursday, Margaret Jones 11.30am
Friday, Anthony (Tony) Johnson 11.00am
Margaret Jones, Anthony Johnson, Hilda Pritt-Brooke, & Mary O’Shaughnessy.
The O’Donohue Family, The Sativiou family And Granddaughter Madison, Gabrielle Ward & Sick person
And omitted Christmas Masses-sorry!
Mary & Walter John Wilmington, Bernard & Joan Ward, Marmaduke, Ellen & Muriel Lord, Noreen & Harry Woolacott, The Shaw Family.
WELCOME INTO THE FAMILY OF ST LUKE!
Luca Christopher Topley.
Congratulations Clare and David.
FR JOSEPH’S ANNUAL LETTER:
His Christmas letter to the parish is on display in the Narthex.
NEXT WEEK’S BULLETIN:
Contact Stephanie 737 6419 or see Fr. John
THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY
GOLD - OUR KING FRANKINCENSE - OUR GOD MYRRH - OUR SAVIOUR
The Story of the Magi is so colourful we may fail to see its true meaning. Three wise men from the East dressed in majestic robes and bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They had travelled from unknown lands following a star and were filled with delight in finding the newborn child.
The wise men represent all of us. We are all on a journey through life. THEY HAD A STAR AND WE HAVE OUR FAITH. We too have found the SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD; “Lo within a manger lies, He who built the stary skies.”
And so our prayer – today is the prayer requested by Bishop John.
“Stay with us Lord on Our Journey.”
“O bread of heaven beneath this veil
Thou dost my very Godconceal”
“Sweet Sacrament Divine hid in thine earthly home”
“Goodhead Here in Hiding Whom do I adore”
YES WE TOO HAVE FOUND HIM
OUR UNIVERSE IS NOT RULED BY VAGUE ASTROLOGICAL OR SPIRITUAL POWERS, BUT BY THE LIVING GOD WHO CREATES AND SUSTAINS EVERYTHING THERE IS.
Yes a God who is Our Father, who loves and cares for his creation – if we let him!
THE NEW YEAR
As the New Year starts and the old year ends,
There's no better time to make amends,
For all the things we sincerely regret.
And wish in our hearts we could somehow forget.
We all make mistakes, for its human to err,
But no one need ever give up in despair. So learn from the past, look to the future and live in the present. Yes, Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
“To know God is to love Him” (St Augustine)
And the more we know Jesus, God made man, the more we love Him.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY
I am the New Year and 1 come to you free and unstained, fresh from the hand of God.
Each day, to you, a precious pearl is given, that you must string upon the silver thread of life.
I give to you twelve months: the days for work and play, the nights for peaceful slumber.
All that I have, I give with love unspoken, all that I ask, you keep your faith unbroken.
And a few ‘Golden Oldies’ for the new year
Yes, I have my faults but being wrong isn't one of them!
I told my Dad I needed an encyclopaedia for Christmas and he said I'd just have to walk like everyone else!
If quitters never win and winners never quit, what fool came up with "Quit while you're ahead"?
If men & women evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?!!! I'm only asking!
It has been announced that 10 million of us will live to be a hundred. I've already written to the Queen in advance thanking her for my telegram
Birthdays are good for your health the more you have the longer you live!
If you live to be a hundred you've got it made – very few people die past that age!PS: School reopens tomorrow at 5 to 9
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY !