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Fourteenth Sunday of the Year
SATURDAY: 7th July.
6.30pm (Sunday Vigil) Michael & Margaret Dowling RIP)
SUNDAY: 8th July. 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Sea Sunday
10.00am: (Sung Mass) For Piotr's and Sylwia's 2nd Wedding Anniversary Intentions
11.30am: Andrew Byrne RIP
MONDAY: 9th July. Weekday in Ordinary Time: the 120 Chinese Martyrs
10.00am: Siobhan's Intention
TUESDAY: 10th July. Weekday in Ordinary Time
10.00am: Private Intention
WEDNESDAY: 11th July. St Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe
10.00am: Private Intention
THURSDAY: 12th July. Weekday in Ordinary Time
10.00am: Private Intention
FRIDAY: 13th July. Weekday in Ordinary Time. St Henry
11.00-11.45 am: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
12.00 noon: Auxilia's Birthday Intentions
SATURDAY: 14th July. Weekday in Ordinary Time; St Camillus
9.30am: John & Tony Hedgecox RIP
6.30pm (Sunday Vigil) Mary McGinley Scott's Birthday Intention
SUNDAY: 15th July. 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
10.00am (Sung Mass)
MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION AT SUNDAY MASSES
10.00am: Emmanuel Bastian, Keith Wycherley
Next week: Jane & Tom Luxton
READERS AT SUNDAY MASSES
6.30pm Saturday: This week: Jan Wynn
Next week: Verna Doyle
10.00am Sunday: This week: Divine Makangou
Next week: Mary Smith
11.30am This week: Emma Flanagan
Next week: Jude Joseph Gubral
This week: Mr & Mrs Lennox, Father Przemek
Next week: Mr & Mrs Wynn, Father Kazimierz
COLLECTIONS LAST SUNDAY:
Offertory: Covenants: £99.65 Loose: £235.88
Church maintenance: Covenants: £73.70 Loose: £195.86
Thank you for your very generous contributions
This week: Church Maintenance
Next week: Church Maintenance
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING WHO ARE SICK OR HOUSEBOUND: Leon Stefek (Father Kazimierz's Father), David Deller, Bridget Ryan, Bridget Keane, Gerard Lawlor, Kathleen Reynolds, Molly Ball, Tim Shee, Vona Smout, Iris Duncan, Pat Burton, Peter Blackwell, Keith Basudev, Ken and Hazel Harris, Bridget Lawrence, Anil Basudev, June Randles, Colleen Nicholas, Ann Proffitt, Floss Jenkins, Sister Kay, Frances Page, Frances Butler, Mrs MacDonald, Marie Matthews, Sister Dominic, Mary Landers, David Lashford, Maureen Osawe, Pat Nicholls, Winnie Hudson and all those who are physically or mentally handicapped.
ANNIVERSARIES: Father Gaffney, Parish Priest, Sedgley 1960-77; Sister Denise Tucker: John Thomas Brady, Evelyn Cooke, John Gradwell, Patrick McNulty, Harriet Percival, Carmina Reade, John Russell, Olive Stone, Iris Worley.
Friday 11.00 - 11.45am Saturday: 10.00am - 10.30am
AND BY REQUEST
Mon. - Thurs.: following 10.00am Mass. Fri.: 11.30am
Sat.: following 9.30am Mass. Sunday at 5.00pm
VOCATIONS: This week we are asked to pray for Long H Nguyen, Linh T H Nguyen at Oscott, and David Doran at the Venerable English College, Rome.
CHILDREN'S LITURGY takes place every Sunday at the 10.00am Mass.
COME AND JOIN OUR TUESDAY CLUB - in the hall, 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Everyone welcome.
GENTLE KEEP-FIT in our hall every Tuesday, 11.00am until 12 noon. If you wish to join, just turn up, you will be made very welcome.
LOTTERY BONUS BALL: Last week's Bonus Ball number was 41. The winner of the £25 was Mrs Adelaide Makangou. Please see Tom Luxton or Margaret Percival at the back of the church if you wish to take part. £24 will be for Church Maintenance and £25 for the winner of the bonus ball drawn on Saturday evening.
CHURCH CLEANERS ARE URGENTLY REQUIRED: The cleaning team meet on a Wednesday following the Rosary. If you can help in any way please just turn up. Many thanks to those cleaners who work so hard to keep our church so clean.
MANY HAPPY RETURNS TO AUXILIA CHIKANGA who celebrates her birthday on Friday. Auxilia is one of our church cleaners who every week spends a few hours cleaning the church thoroughly. Many, many thanks Auxilia for your hard work.
FEAST OF THE WEEK
SAINT BENEDICT (Wednesday) is one of the Patrons of Europe - probably the greatest. He is known as the Father of Western Monasticism, and it was the monasteries which preserved learning and civilisation throughout the ‘Dark Ages' which followed the fall of the Roman Empire. Moreover, it was the monasteries which cared for the poor and needy, for travellers and for orphans, who established schools and centres of learning. All of this was swept away in England by the greed of the Dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII at the Reformation. Benedict was born in Italy just before 500AD. It was a very dreadful time in the Church, and Benedict sought a way of life and prayer by collecting together those men who wanted to lead holy lives. For these communities he drew up guidance in his "Rule" - a basis for living and worshipping together. This Rule is remarkably wise in its provisions, in the understanding he had of human nature: so much so that it has become the basis of almost every religious rule since then. Most of our old English cathedrals were originally Benedictine monasteries - Worcester is the nearest - and they show their debt to Benedict by many aspects of their organisation to the present day. St Benedict shows us that however far from God the world may stray - and few times have been as terrible as in Benedict's time - living a Christian life is always possible, and it can have effects of which we are not aware. St Benedict, pray for us.
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