2nd Sunday Of Easter 3rd April 2016

Money Matters
Easter Offertory Collection :
£1648.23 of which
£938.11 was Gift Aided.
(To the Parish Funds)
Holy Places Collection: £348.99
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.
Responsorial Psalm:
Give thanks to the Lord
for he is good,
for his love has no end.
Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Jesus said: ‘You believe
because you can see me.
Happy are those who
have not seen
and yet believe’.
Alleluia!
Eglwys Catholig Dewi Sant, Yr Wyddgrug
St.David’s Catholic Church, Mold
We remember in our prayers
Those whose anniversaries
(2nd Apr) Catherine Baker, John Terrence Griffiths, Evelyn Fountain, Eugenie Porter, Eileen
Scott, Michael Stranks (3rd Apr) Elizabeth
Duffy, Edgar Hargreaves, Thomas Broderick,
George McNee, Stuart Mailey(4th Apr) William
Leisure, Alfred Noblett, (5th Apr) Ada Hall, Joseph Wilson (6th Apr) Mary McManus, Thomas
Booth, John Dalton, Mary Ada Hall (7th Apr)
Thomas Kesham (8th April) Mary Mack, Patrick
Murphy, James Murphy, Charles Ernest Thompson
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
3rd April 2016
Let us pray for the Sick
Someone has written to the effect that the next best thing to feeling God’s presence is
sensing God’s absence…Feeling God’s presence in our lives is a remarkable spiritual
blessing, and we wish that it were always so. That is, we wish that the strong, palpable,
guiding presence of God was always on us. Sometimes it is! And these moments and
occasions stand out in our faith pilgrimage and memory as “mountain top” experiences.
By their preciousness these kinds of experiences challenge and contradict the more
normal ones, in which we sense or feel almost nothing at all. The sense of the utter
nearness of God teaches us what the absence of God feels like. (John R Tyson)
Doubt is not the opposite of faith,; it is one element of faith (Paul Tillich)
http://www.cmi.org.in
Year C
LITURGY OF THE WEEK: Psalter Week III
2nd April Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
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 Sunday (Today)
Archbishop Jean Clement Jeanbart of
Syria has appealed again for prayer for
peace in Syria. The persecution of our
brothers and sisters there is heartbreaking. The celebration of Divine
Mercy Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to pray for our suffering brothers and
sisters in the year of Mercy. Devotions
in Our Lady of the Rosary at 2.30pm.
Everyone is Welcome. Jim & Rose Hamill
Divine Mercy Sunday
Frank & Sadie Dziomba RIP
(Colette, Francis & Jan)
3rd April Sunday
Mass 11am
For People of the Parish
Monday :
4th April
The Annunciation of the Lord
Mass 9.15am
Int. Sr. Anne McCarthy(Win&Brian Eagan)
Tuesday:
Liturgy of the day
5th April
Mass 9.15am
Margaret & John Lloyd RIP
(Maureen&Roland Alman)
Wednesday: Liturgy of the day
6th April
Mass 9.15am
Holy Souls
Thursday:
Liturgy of the day
7th April
Mass 9.15am
Holy Souls
Friday:
Liturgy of the day
8th April
Mass 9.15am
Michael Fahey RIP
9th April Saturday
Mass at 5.30pm
10th April Sunday
Mass 11am
Angela Morris RIP
(SVP)
For People of the Parish
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:
W
CASTING A SHADOW
hen we talk about
casting a shadow
over something we usually
mean it in a negative way.
We mean that something is
ruined or spoilt. But today,
in the Acts of the Apostles,
everyone wants to get
close to Peter, just on
the off-chance that his
shadow will fall over
them and they will be
healed.
T
he Acts of the
Apostles is really
the account of how the
Church grew and spread
in the days and years
that followed the resurrection of Jesus. It’s
wonderful to see how
the apostles became
transformed from frightened men, huddling together in a locked room,
into forthright preachers of
the word of God, empowered by the Holy Spirit.
There’s a vibrant sense of
excitement in the early
chapters as we see that
God has not stopped working wonders and marvels
and that the number of new
Christians starts to grow
and the Good News begins threshold of death. Now we
to be broadcast over new can really live and breathe.
territories.
ome time ago the
f course, because of
Church in Britain used
our baptism, each of a slogan which said, “We
us is called to keep this are the Easter people and
message alive in our world Alleluia is our song.” Being
part of an Easter people
summons us to be joyful,
for we sing of a great
victory that God has
achieved in Christ. And
our Easter song is echoed on every one of the
other fifty-one Sundays
of the year because
each Sunday is a miniEaster, a making present
of the saving acts of Jesus. Every Sunday, even
in Lent, is a day not for
fasting but for feasting.
To “celebrate” liturgy is
to broadcast what our
today. We are the new “celebrity” God has done
Easter messengers who and is still doing for us here
are fired with enthusiasm and now. In worship celebby the events of Good Fri- rity and celebration are intiday and Easter Sunday. mately linked.
God in Christ has tackled
o let’s be the Easter
head-on all that corrodes
people. Let’s be proud
our humanity, all that eats of our God. Let’s celebrate
away at our dignity, and the wonders God is perhas emerged triumphant, forming for us. And, yes,
even over the ultimate let’s cast a wide shadow.
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Thank you
The parish showed huge generosity in
the flower collections during Lent. Thank
you so very much.
It allowed us to purchase so many beautiful flowers in order to enhance the Easter
Liturgy and create the contrast between
the austere days of Lent and the celebration of the Easter season. Thank you.
Carole Philpot
Thank you Carole for taking care of
the ‘Flower-Matters’ so well!
A warm invitation
to budding flower arrangers
The 'Flower Ladies' would like to thank
you all for your continued support, generosity and for the appreciative comments
and kind words about the Easter flower
arrangements. If they have inspired you
to think about helping with the flower arranging, then please contact us. It really
does not matter what level of skill (or
not!) you have as the ladies are there to
help and give guidance and teach the
basics if required.
If you feel that you would like to help,
learn a new skill, and give up a couple of
hours of your time every few weeks,
please contact Teresa Nickson on 01352
754434
or email [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you.
Teresa Nickson
Sacrament of Baptism
We welcome into our parish Community
Henry James Hughes
and Primrose Ffion
Hughes who are baptised here today.
As Gateth Hughes and
Anne
Hughes
give
thanks to God for the gifts of Henry and
Primrose, may they in turn bring many
blessings and much happiness to them.
St David's Jubilee Year 2016
Dates for your diary:
Saturday, 14 May:
Join with the Youth in a Pentecost walk
up Moel Famau, return to St David’s
for evening Mass followed
by a supper in the hall
22-27 May:
Parish/Diocesan Jubilee Pilgrimage
to Lourdes
Sunday, 19 June :
First Holy Communion
Sunday, 26 June :
Holywell Pilgrimage
Sunday, 3 July :
Mass of Healing
Sunday, 28 August :
Parish Picnic
Friday, 16 September :
Jubilee Concert
Saturday, 29 October:
‘Tastes of India’
Friday, 11 November :
Jubilee Mass
Wed, 30 November :
Carol Concert
Don't forget if you have any photographs these can be dropped off at St
David's School and be scanned to form
part of the Jubilee Collection.
John Goggin
(Jubilee Celebrations Co-Ordinator)
Mold Cytun
Parkfields Penrecost Lunches
Cytun are holding a series of Monday
lunchtime meetings at Parkfields Community Centre, starting April 4th at 12 30 pm.
There will be a short talk on a social justice issue, followed by a simple lunch, no
charge. More on the Noticeboard. All are
very welcome.
Mena &Sue
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