Ascension of the Lord 8th May 2016

Money Matters
Offertory Collection last weekend
£712.65 of which
£392.40 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.
Those whose anniversaries
(7th May) Charlotte Rose Ash(8th May) Elizabeth
Jane Murphy, Agnes Gizzi (9th May) Teresa
Whitehouse, James William Byrne, John James
Craddock, Catherine Roberts, (10th May) Nora May
Jones, Felice Carnevale (11th May) Henrietta Joanna
Austin, John James Gateley (12th May) Joseph
McHugh, Winifred Jones (13th May) William Evans,
Nellie Sewall, Christine Cullen
Let us pray for the Sick
Margaret Evans, Pat and Terry Loftus, Fred
Battersby, Gwen Jones,Joe Goggin, Ian
Byron, Debra Ann Roberts,Tricia Twizell,
Rosa Maria, Joan Lawrence, Gay McCorThank you for supporting
nick, Moira Catherall, Lea Hill, Anne Turner,
our Parish.
Mary Rowe, Rose Bryan, Jenny Mansley,
Jennifer Rowley, Nancy Wilson, Joe &
Luisa Desena, Shelagh Fulham, Margaret
St David's Parish Gift Aid
Stubbs, Philomena Lamano,
and Leo
During the last financial year with McManus.
some of the generous donations
to the church being Gift Aided,
we were able to recover
£9,224.57 from HM Customs and
Revenue. A record amount due
both to increased Gift Aid donations and also some changes in
HMRC rules.
This 'free money' certainly helped
offset the cost of running the parish and carrying out the recent
improvements to the church and
parish hall.
Over the next few weeks, Mike
Bunting will be in the church
porch with the new envelopes for
those signed up for the scheme
and if there are any existing or
new parish members who pay tax
and would like to join then he has
the forms and can answer any
questions that you may have.
Eglwys Catholig Dewi Sant, Yr Wyddgrug
St.David’s Catholic Church, Mold
We remember in our prayers
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
8th May 2016
7th May Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
For People of the Parish
8th May Sunday
Mass 11am
Jim Dunlea RIP
(Teresa Dunlea&Family)
Deacon John Abbott RIP
Deacon John Abbott of Abergele has gone
home to the Lord. He, twill be sorely
missed by his family and many friends.
Please keep him and them in your prayers.
The reception of John’s body and Mass will
be celebrated on Monday, 16th May at St.
Therese of Lisieux, Abergele, at 7pm, and
his Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 17th
May at 11am. May he rest in peace.
Responsorial Psalm:
God goes up with shouts of joy; the
Lord goes up with trumpet blast.
Gospel Acclamation:
Ascension of the Lord Year C
Monday :
9th May
10th May
Liturgy of the day
Mass 9.15am
Wallace Jones RIP
(Kathleen & Raymond Cartwright)
Liturgy of the day
Mass 7pm
Jack Waters RIP (L’Arche Flintshire)
Wednesday: Liturgy of the day
11th May
Mass 9.15am
Yvonne O’Brien RIP (Peter Carberry)
Liturgy of the day
12th May
Mass 9.15am
Int.Sr.Mary Angela (Sr.Mary O’Callaghan)
Liturgy of the day
13th May
Mass 9.15am
Christine Cullen RIP (Brian Cullen)
Alleluia, alleluia!
Go, make disciples of all the
nations; I am with you always;
yes, to the end of time.
14th May Saturday
Mass at 5.30pm
15th May Sunday
Mass 11am
Angela Morris RIP
(Sheila McKnight)
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
he feast of the Ascension of the Lord is
almost the Cinderella of
Lent and Eastertide. While
we give great weight to
Palm Sunday, Maundy
Thursday, Good Friday,
Easter and Pentecost, Ascension seems to belong to
a second division of feasts
that rarely get
much of a mention.
the number
40 has a mystical
significance in
the bible. The
Hebrew slaves
wandered for 40
years in the desert, Jesus fasted and was
tempted for 40 days in the
desert, and the Ascension
is said to have taken place
40 days after the resurrection. But what is this feast
actually about?
t celebrates more than
the mere fact that Jesus
did not stay on earth after
his resurrection. Yes, he
went back to heaven. But
today’s feast is not simply a
historical memorial of that
St David's Jubilee Year 2016
Jubilee pens inscribed:
fact. It has a liturgical and beyond our sight he has
spiritual meaning.
done so not to abandon us
Essentially today’s feast is but to be our hope. God
one of Easter hope. We might have gone up, but
rejoice in the fact that Je- he’s not gone away.
sus overcame the powers
n a very obvious way,
of darkness by rising from
Jesus’ ascending into
the dead. These powers heaven is a way of saying
still threaten us today but that he has returned to his
Father in order to
claim for us a
share in his divine
we are confident that Christ
has crushed evil’s permanent hold over us, and that
even death cannot hold us
in its grasp for ever. That’s
something to celebrate!
ut Ascension goes
further. It allows us to
proclaim our confident hope
that where Jesus has gone,
we too hope to follow. The
ancient Roman preface for
today reminds us that although Jesus has passed
n just a week’s
time this cycle
of earthly trial and
victory will reach
its climax when we
witness the sending of the Holy
Spirit, as Jesus
promised us. In the meantime we are left contemplating a God whose care for
us is such that he sent his
only Son to clear away
those obstacles which prevent us from sharing fully in
the life he created us for,
and who is with us till the
end of time inviting us to
follow him and proclaim the
Good News to the whole
world. That too is something to celebrate!
St David's Church, Mold
Golden Jubilee, 1966-2016
will be on sale after Masses,
30p each or 4 for £1.
Give one to all your friends, neighbours
and relatives to show we have
something to celebrate this year.
(Any profits to the
Visamo Orphanage fund.)
Margaret and David Joy
St David's Jubilee Year 2016
Walk Up Moel Famau
Next 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.
A huge thank you to
all who supported our
coffee morning last
Sunday. You raised
£130 for 'Young Vincentians'.
Coach trip to Tatton Park this
Wednesday - Please gather in the
church car park from 9.45am - we will
leave at 10am, returning approx 4pm.
National Trust members - remember to
bring your N.T. cards!
Holywell Pilgrimage - next Sunday
(Pentecost). Please ring 01352 755067
to arrange transport.
Brian Cullen
Christian Aid Week
May 15th—21st
Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to distribute
and collect the envelopes in the area
surrounding our church. If you can
help, please get in touch with Deacon
David Joy
200 Club Wiiners
January 2016
1st Prize P Wilson C/O P O 78
2nd Prize Mike Greaney 194
3rd Prize Humphries C/O P O 16
February 2016
1st Prize Kevin Mccallum 129
2nd Prize Mike Bunting 172
3rd Prize Monica Robinson 177
March 2016
1st Prize Humphries C/O P O 1
2nd Prize Freda Jones 68
3rd Prize Cath Carr 191
April 2016
1st Prize Mike Bunting 172
2nd Prize Rita Lewis 166
3rd Prize Theresa Messham 154
Thank you all for your continued support
and the next draw for May will be made
over the last weekend in May
Tony Gent
Red Boxes
Bedding Plants &
Hanging Basket Sale
The Missio Red Boxes are now due to be
emptied; please leave them in the Sacristy. Please ensure your names are on the
boxes when you drop them off. If you forgot to collect your boxes last time, you will
find them in the porch.
Tricia Hird
Order now and collect from St.David’s
Church Hall On Saturday 21st May
Between 2pm and 5pm.
Contact Jane Dowell 01244 545758
The Prayer Group following the Life in
the Spirit Seminar will meet as always in
the hall at 7.0 pm on Thursday 12th May.
God Bless, Steve
L’Arche Flintshire