1st Sunday of Lent 14th February 2016

Money Matters
Offertory Collection last weekend:
£722.95 of which
£355.60 was Gift Aided.
Gift Aid: If you are a Tax Payer,
please consider filling out the Gift
Aid form which is in the church
porch to receive a box of weekly
envelopes for your
offertory donation or for a one-off
donation then please use the
Green envelopes.
Please remember to write your
name, address, sign and date the
green envelope.
Thank you for supporting
our Parish.
Responsorial Psalm:
Be with me, O Lord
in my distress
Gospel Acclamation:
Praise to you, O Christ,
King of eternal glory!
Man does not live on bread
alone but on every word that
comes from the mouth of God.
Praise to you, O Christ,
King of eternal glory!
Eglwys Catholig Dewi Sant, Yr Wyddgrug
St.David’s Catholic Church, Mold
We remember in our prayers
Those whose anniversaries
(13 Feb) John Thomas, Catherine Welsh, Colin
Wilson, James Edward Tatterson, Danny Malone
(14th Feb) James Doyle, Linda Gough, (15th
Feb) Bridget Murphy, Martin Cryar, John Bryan,
Ellen Maddocks, Helen Davies, Richard Healy
(16th Feb) William Vincent Woods, Lilian Walker, Eileen Keidel (17th Feb) James Daveny
(18th Feb) Gwyneth Martin, Canon James Webb
(19th Feb) Ian Smith, Peter Larkin, Ruth Mary
Parish Priest: Fr. Pius Mathew CMI,
St.David’s Presbytery, St.David’s Lane, Mold. CH7 1LH
Email: [email protected]
01352 752087
Deacon David Joy:01352 754722 LSUConvent:01352 700121
Website: http://www.stdavidsmold.org.uk/
www.wrexhamdiocese.org.uk http://www.cmi.org.in
13th February Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
Let us pray for the Sick
Ian Byron, Debra Ann Roberts,Tricia Twizell, Rosa Maria, Joan Lawrence, Gay
McCornick, Moira Catherall, Lea Hill, Anne
Turner, Mary Rowe, Rose Bryan, Jenny
Mansley, Jennifer Rowley, Nancy Wilson,
Joe Goggin, Joe & Luisa Desena, Peggy
Edwards, Shelagh Fulham,
Stubbs, Philomena Lamano,
and Leo
Next Weekend
Collection for Flowers
Music Practice on Tuesdays
Simon Hughes kindly gives us Music
Practice every Tuesday from 6pm to
6.45pm. Everyone is Welcome
For People of the Parish
14th February Sunday
Mass 11am
Laurence Simmons RIP
(Agnes Christmas)
Monday :
15th Feb
Liturgy of the day
Mass 9.15am
Brendan Towey RIP (Bea Towey)
Liturgy of the day
16th Feb
Mass 9.15am
Int. Sr.Maria Crowley (HF.Wrexham)
Wednesday Liturgy of the day
17th Feb
Mass 9.15am
Int. Sr. Anne Kearney (HF.Wrexham)
7pm Stations of the Cross
18th Feb
19th Feb
1st Sunday of Lent Year C
14th February 2016
Liturgy of the day
Mass 9.15am
Int.Sr.Pauline Hearney (HF.Wrexham)
Liturgy of the day
Mass 9.15am
Int. Sr. Aidan Doran (HF.Wrexham)
20th February Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
21st February Sunday
Mass 11am
Danny Malone RIP
(Kitty Malone)
For People of the Parish
Rosary and
Every Friday
following the
morning Mass
at 9.15am
Sacrament of
10.30am to
& Before the Vigil
Sundays before
the Mass
e tend to think
of temptation
in terms of a
sin magnet. It’s the opposite pole to where we
should be and like all magnetic opposites we’re attracted to it even though we
know it’s wrong.
The cake on the
plate just seems
to have a power
that draws us; it
attracts us because that’s
what temptation
you really are the person tions can be constructive
you claim to be.
things because they can
That’s what the devil did become growth points in
with Jesus in the desert. He our relationship with God
put him to the test by first and other people. I can
getting him to doubt himself “prove” my true qualities
(offering him greater status when I am offered the
and power) and then get- choice to reject God. Of
course, it’s important to remember that no
however repulsive to us, is
ever a sin. In
order to redeem
us, as a human
being Jesus
t surprises
was tempted at
a lot of
the roots of our
people that
human nature
this is not really
the meaning of temptation ting him to be overin the scriptures. The Greek confident (jumping off the
emptation strengthword that we call tempta- roof of the temple, sure that
ened Jesus’ retion means something ra- the angels would catch
solve to carry out
ther different. It means a him).
the mission he received
“testing” or a “proving” of a The point of this episode is from the Father.
person’s fidelity, integrity, not that Jesus didn’t fancy As we begin our Lenten
virtue or constancy. So if I jumping off. It’s that he did- journey this week can see
tempt you, I’m not simply n’t allow himself to be de- temptations either as a
trying to get you to eat the flected from being the per- threat to us or else as mocake; what I am really do- son he knew he was. The ments when we can reafing is measuring your ability devil tested him but Jesus firm our commitment to folto remain faithful to your didn’t budge.
lowing Christ. Why not put
principles, seeing whether In a strange way tempta- it to the test?
Stations of the Cross
Wednesday 7pm during Lent
Parish groups (or individuals) are once
again invited to lead the Stations. Different weekly formats allow us to reflect on the Stations very personally.
Therefore please take the opportunity
to sign up on the sheet at the back of
During Lent, copies of a form of stations will be available at the back of
church for any individual to come and
pray the stations individually and privately. Please use these folders, and
leave them for others to use. You are
welcome to sit and read and pray, or
to follow each station. A wonderful
Lenten journey!
History of
St David's church building
We are collecting items of historical
interest with regard to the 50 years of
our church building. Mr Hughes has
kindly agreed to make room to store
and collect any items in the school. Mr
Eddie Saul will scan and copy photos,
and documents, and Mr Mark Philpot
will organise and catalogue items.
If you have anything relating to the
history of the church which we can
display, please let any of the above
know, or take it to the school. Please
ensure items are marked with your
name, for return.
Extraordinary Ministers
of the Eucharist:
Renewal Programme
The parish will offer this again this year
on Saturday March 19th from 10 am until
12 noon. The format will be Reflection
(by Fr.Francis Doyle), Practical Discussion and adoration. All Ministers are
asked to make every effort to attend.
Lent Family Fast Day: 4th March
Collection on 5th&6th March
To coincide with the usual 1st Sunday collection date for Cafod, Lent Fast Day this
year for this Parish will be Friday 4th
March. The collection will be on Sat 5th &
Sun 6th March. Envelopes will be distributed the weekend before.
Cafod boxes are available in the porch
if you would like one.
Cafod and the Refugees.
Cafod is working with local Caritas partners in
both Syria and Greece. So far they have distributed 120,000 food packages, 70,000
to Syria and 52,000 to Greece.26,000 hygiene
kits to Syria, 500 baby kits to Greece, 5,000
macs and ponchos, 17,000 pieces of winter
clothing- hats, insulated jackets,socks and
shoes. Cafod is also working with Caritas and
other partners in Syria itself, in very dangerous conditions ;they are managing to reach
people in difficult areas. Please pray for them.
Also working with Caritas in the camps in Lebanon and Jordan. Much more information
In 2015 the Parish sent £1000 to help the
Syria appeal. £1,624 to help in Nepal after the
earthquake. £2025 to help the poorest in Brazil and S. America. £3019 .99 for Lent and
Harvest fast days, which helps support long
term development programmes as well as
emergency needs. Thank you all for your continued support. . Joyce and John Elcock
Fairtrade Real Easter Eggs
Anyone wishing to order Easter Eggs please email
Alan at the usual address - or leave a written
order with your contact details in the box at the
Shop :[email protected]
You can see an example of both eggs and their
contents at the back of Church. Alan Morris