Mass Times: As on the notice board.
Theme: The coming of the Holy Spirit
Masses received: Arthur O’Hanlon, Len Ordish, Vera Bowden and Rita Johnson (Lately dead). May Rice, Mary Wilmington, Joyce & Jack Taylor, John Graves and Joe Mather (Birthday memories). John Kelly (Poorly). Ray & Sally, Beryl Platt and Frances Elwell (Happy birthday). Kath Nealan and Dr. Rashmi Parikh (Anniversary). Norman Hand, Cliff & Agnes Wadsworth and Wadsworth family (Special intentions).
Welcome: into the Parish of St. Lukes. Finn Daniel Vincent and Finley Christopher Gleanon. Congratulations Elaine & Luke and Claire & Chris.
Parish group meeting: next Tuesday at 8.00pm. ALL are welcome.
UCM: AGM meeting on Wednesday 11th May in the Parish Centre after the 7pm Mass.
World Communication Day: Please take home a prayer card. I will send a cheque.
The Parish Website: Contains information about parish groups, bulletins, mass times, events and more. A recent entry is about Leah and Eric Nugent who are looking for photo’s of their wedding from August 1960. Can you help? Also have you any parish news we can publish?
Bulletin: Please contact Terry on 0161 794 2497 or Fr. John to pass on your suggestions and news items.
Today we celebrate our Lords life on earth and prepare for a new era-
THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
“You will receive power from on high”
“You’ll never walk alone.”
“I am with you always, yes to the end of time.”
“And now YOU will be my witness to the ends of the earth.”
Inevitably they feel abandoned and they’re devastated and terrified. God sent his Son into the world to give his love to the world – and it cost him his life. Now the Son sends his apostles with the same task – to give the Good News to the world – and it will cost them their lives. What Good News?
That our destiny is LIFE ETERNAL.
He knows they will face ferocious hostility and even death. We may not face persecution but at times certainly ridicule for the courage of our convictions. Again, inevitably at times there will be confusion and disagreements amongst his followers. That’s why We Will Always Need The Holy Spirit.
“In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Yes, a Real Person Who Loves , Cares, Strengthens and Encourages Us.
“Come Holy Spirit, Fill The Hearts Of Your Faithful.”
He didn’t leave the Apostles to struggle by themselves and he won’t leave us either.
A few deep theological thoughts to end!
What you are is God’s gift to you –what you become is your gift to God!
Don’t worry about the world coming to an end, it’s already tomorrow in Australia!
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift from God – that’s why it’s called THE PRESENT!
If I spent as much time doing the things I worry about getting done as I do worrying about them, I wouldn’t have anything to worry about! Sort that one out!