Thanks for cleaning the Church and getting it ready for Mass. We will open on Saturday 16th. October at 5.00pm. Please spread the word around especially to those who live in your street.
World Day of Migrants and Refugees
is celebrated today. For the full message from Pope Francis, please use this link: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/migration/documents/papa-francesco_20210503_world-migrants-day-2021.html
Month of the Rosary:
next Friday we begin the Month of the Rosary. Find time to pray the Rosary everyday. Conclude the Rosary with this prayer: Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And you, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen
Cleaning of Hall:
next Tuesday at 5.00pm. Thanks.
Friday is First Friday of the month:
a day of Devotion to the Sacred Heart; a day to attend Mass and keep the First Nine Fridays.
Your contributions for the upkeep of the Parish:
We encourage our parishioners to consider contributing for the upkeep of the Parish by making a Standing Order and encourage those who pay income tax to join the GAD. Forms available as you leave. The appeal goes also to those who have been following us by livestreaming and stopped contributing. Thank you.
Next Friday is Cafod Harvest Fast Day and your savings will be collected next weekend.
THE THREAT OF ASSISTED SUICIDE:
In the next weeks, we face an unprecedented attack on the sanctity of life with Baroness Meacher’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill 2021’ is due its 2nd Reading in the House of Lords with full debate on Friday, 22 October. There are three important actions in the next weeks: praying, writing and sharing. First, I ask you to pray that the Bill will be defeated. Second, I ask you to write to the Peers from your personal experience and share stories which will argue the reasons for opposing the Bill as well as narrate the importance of precious time during the final stages of life. The testimony of healthcare and legal professionals will also be important. This needs to be done before the Second Reading on 22 October.
Food for thought
Plan ahead. It was not raining when Noah built the Ark.
Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.
Letting the cat out of the bag is much easier than putting it back in.
When temptation knocks, let Jesus answer the door.