5th Sunday of Lent 13th March 2016

Money Matters
Offertory Collection last weekend:
£611.50 of which
£374.00 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:
What marvels the Lord
has worked for us!
Indeed we were glad
Gospel Acclamation:
Praise to you, O Christ,
King of eternal glory!
Seek good and not evil so
that you may live, and that
the Lord, God of hosts
may really be with you.
Praise to you, O Christ,
King of eternal glory!
We remember in our prayers
Those whose anniversaries
(12th Mar) Anna Doolan, Violet White (13th
Mar) Thomas Nolan, Herbert Jones (14th Mar)
Thomas Carroll, (15th Mar) Ann Kenny, Margaret Geraghty, James Hand, Albert O’Brien, Geo
Wilfrid Bryan, Winefrede Millington, Eileen
Whelligan (16th Mar) Francis Plet S.J, John
Brannan, Nora Jones (17th Mar) Thomas Connolly, Mary Muldony, Michael Keating, Mary Jordan, Elizabeth Wilson, Margaret Patricia Jones,
Brian Leach, Guido Sciarrillo (18th Mar) Margaret Filbin, Bridget Keating, Clara Whitley, Thomas Cotter
Let us pray for the Sick
Joe Goggin, 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 & Luisa Desena, Shelagh Fulham, Margaret Stubbs, Philomena Lamano,
and Leo McManus.
Divine Mercy Novena
Saint Faustina’s Novena to the Divine Mercy
begins on Good Friday in the preparation for
the Feast of Divine Mercy on the First Sunday of Easter. Divine Mercy prayers suggested for the Year of Mercy and Divine
Mercy leaflets are available in the Porch.
Jesus reserved his hardest words for the
hidden sins of hypocrisy, pride, greed and
legalism. (Philip Yancey)
http://www.cmi.org.in
Eglwys Catholig Dewi Sant, Yr Wyddgrug
St.David’s Catholic Church, Mold
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/
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13th March 2016
5th Sunday of Lent Year C
LITURGY OF THE WEEK: Psalter Week I
12th March Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
Maureen Mullally RIP
(G. O’Brien)
13th March Sunday
Mass 11am
For people of the Parish
Monday :
Liturgy of the day
14th March Mass 9.15am (Int. Brendan Campbell)
(I am away till Saturday giving a
Lenten Retreat in London)
Tuesday:
No Mass
15th March (Mass in Buckley at 8.30am)
Wednesday: School Mass with Canon Francis Doyle
16th March Mass 9.15am
Eoin Neeson RIP(Maire&Michael Greaney)
7pm Stations of the Cross
No Mass
Thursday
17th March (Mass in Buckley at 10am)
Friday
No Mass
18th March (Mass in Buckley at 10am)
19th March Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
20th March Sunday
Mass 11am
Int. Brian & Irene Jones
Antonio Lommano RIP
(Mrs. F. Lommano)
Eucharistic
Adoration
with
Rosary and
Benediction
Every Friday
following the
morning Mass
at 9.15am
Sacrament of
Reconciliation
(Confessions)
Saturdays
10.30am to
11.30am
& Before the Vigil
Mass
(4.45-5.20pm)
Sundays before
the Mass
(10.30-10.50am)
FAITH IN FOCUS:
I
FAULT Y
f you commit the crime
you should do the time.
This is something we hear
a lot today, along with suggestions that some people
should be locked up and
the key thrown away. For
all our pretence at civilisation and sophistication, we find ourselves in a society
that is very far from
the values of Jesus
and particularly the
core Christian value
of forgiveness.
JUDGEMENT
meet). What does dismay
him is the arrogance of the
scribes and Pharisees who
presume a “holier than
thou” attitude towards the
woman. And so, despite the
carefully prepared trap to
get him to be at odds with
S
idelining forgiveness allows
us to be judgemental. It allows us to
make comments
about other people
as if we were better
than them, as if we were
never guilty of sin ourselves; yet all our judgment
is faulty, for we have all
sinned. This is the pitiful
scene that Jesus faced
when they brought a woman who had been caught
committing adultery. Jesus
seems not to be dismayed
by the woman’s sin (and
her partner whom we never
love. God is love and our
love is merely a sharing in
his perfect love. God is forgiveness and when we forgive we are simply holding
up a mirror to the God who
has first forgiven each of
us. “Our” forgiveness is
simply a reflection.
Of course, if we refuse to forgive then
we cannot expect
forgiveness for our
trespasses. This has
always been the
simple message of
the Our Father.
V
the Law, Jesus first sets
about dismantling the
judgemental hypocrisy of
the accusers rather than
tackling what the woman
has done.
I
t’s worth noting that forgiveness is not ours to
give. Forgiveness comes
from God and all we can do
is to pass it on, just like
ery
often
when
we
judge others it is
because we see the
same fault in ourselves, and condemning the other person
allows us to expiate our
own frailty. Of course, Jesus did not praise the woman for what she had done;
he told her to go away and
sin no more. But what he
did do is to prevent her
from being judged by people who were as weak as
she was but pretended to
be better. Ring any bells?
The annual SVP raffle
takes place this weekend. Tickets available
before and after Mass.
The children who are preparing
for their First Holy Communion
will be presented to the parish
Today at the 11am Mass
Day of Prayer for
Extra-ordinary Ministers
Next Saturday (the 19th)
A morning of Reflection,
(Reflection by
Canon Francis Doyle)
Adoration,
and Practical issues for all Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
will take place on Saturday 19th
March, from 10 am and ending by
12 noon. This is part of our commitment, made every year as we
renew our promise during the
Maundy Thursday Mass of the
Last Supper
(7pm, Thursday 24th).
Next Weekend
Collection for Flowers
For the Altar at Easter
Mold Cytun
Cytun will be giving out Easter eggs and info
about churches services during the Holy
week, on Sat 19th March in Mold Market.
Cytun Easter Sunday Service
On 27th March at 7.30am
This year, the Cytun Easter Service will
be held in Daniel Owen Square at 7 30
am with DIY refreshments afterwards
(please bring a thermos to share).
Advance Notice: Cytun Quiz Night is on Fri
April 29th . More information later. Mena&Sue
17th March: St.Patrick’s Day
Celebration:
There will be a coffee morning with Bingo
at 9.30 am on this Thursday 17th March
in the Church Hall organised by the
Friends, Parents and Teachers Association of St David's Primary School.
Everyone welcome! Mr. Simon Hughes
Holy Week
21st Monday : Mass at 9.15am
22nd Tuesday: Mass at 9.15am
23rd Wednesday: Mass at 9.15am
Chrism Mass (Cathedral) 7pm
24th: Maundy Thursday
Evening Mass of the Lord’s
Supper at 7pm followed by vigil
at the altar of repose until 10pm
25th: Good Friday
Service of the Passion at 3pm
26th : Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil at 8pm
Easter Sunday : 11am
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