As on the notice board.
Funerals: Peter Davenport Thursday 1pm Agecroft Crematorium. Arthur James Jemmett Friday 10am Church Service
Masses received: Mary Reid, Cath Fitzpatrick & Niall O’Donohoe (Dublin) (lately dead). Jim Thorpe, Michael Carey, Anna Liguori, Nora O’Connor & Paul Threader (anniversaries). Bill Legge (birthday and anniversary). Toni (poorly). Samuel Horton (birthday memories)
Parish and School 500 Club.
Please take home a form today
Annual Second Collection for Retired Priests. There are 60 retired priests who gave their lives in service here in our diocese. Please be GENEROUS!
Catholic Directory 2018. Please take home a flyer. Thanks
Fair Trade Christmas Sale after all Masses next weekend. Please support.
Cafod Christmas Catalogues available in the Narthex. Please take one.
Christmas Fayre: Box in the narthex for the donation of gifts.
Next Week’s Bulletin
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“Greater love than this no man has that he lays down his life for his friends”
Today we remember all those who were prepared to lay down their lives for their friends and say a “thank you” prayer for the freedoms we enjoy because of them. At the same time, we strive and pray for a world where men and women will learn to resolve conflict without resorting to violence.
“VIOLENCE AND WAR ARE NEVER THE WAY TO PEACE” (Pope Francis)
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 World War I ended. Thousands had died, thousands more had been injured and scarred by the horror of it all. Their suffering was unimaginable. Perhaps the battlefields of Flanders, with the mud and stench of the trenches remain indelibly printed in our minds. Northern France and Belgium were devastated but the poppy flowered every year bringing colour and hope:
In Flanders’ Fields the Poppies blow
Between the Crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
They shall not grow old as we that our left grow old: Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them, may they rest in peace. Amen