Responsorial Psalm: O Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to the next. Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I call you friends, says the Lord, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father. Alleluia! Candidacy Mass 13th September Tuesday 7pm Mr. John Goggin will be formally received as a candidate from our parish to the ministry of the diaconate by Bishop Peter Brignall on 13th September at the evening Mass at 7pm. I would like to invite the whole parish community to this special and joyful occasion and the celebration with the bishop and deacons of the diocese. We would welcome offers of help in setting up the Hall and with Refreshments in the evening. Calling current Altar Servers!! Please make a special effort to attend the Mass at 7pm on Tuesday 13th. Servers are needed not only to support the Bishop, but also with visiting Deacons, as Mr John Goggin is received as a candidate for the Diaconate. Mark Philpot Money Matters : Offertory Collection last weekend £660.74 of which £351.95 was Gift Aided. Flowers Collection :£141.14 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. 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] Tele: 01352 752087 Deacon David Joy:01352 754722 LSUConvent:01352 700121 Website: http://www.stdavidsmold.org www.wrexhamdiocese.org.uk http://www.cmi.org.in 4th September 2016 Let us pray for the Sick Thanksgiving: Int. Michael & Maire Greaney 4th September Sunday Mass 11am For People of the Parish We remember in our prayers (3rd Sept) Ann Williams, Edward Claffey, Cathleen Mullins, (4th Sept) John Belli, Kathleen Meecham, Flora Allen, Liam O’Connor, Rosaria Merola, Catherine Droog, (5th Sept) John E.Jones, Elizabeth Griffiths, Edward Dean Fryer, Mary Ann Hughes, (6th Sept) Patrick Carroll(Sept 7th) Margarita Brenan, (8th Sept) Una Johnson, (9th Sept) Sarah Griffith, Catherine Kenny, Thomas Owens The Prayer Group following the Life in the Spirit Seminar will meet in the hall at 7pm on Thursday 8th September. Steve Monday : 5th Sep Tuesday: 6th Sep Liturgy of the day Mass 9.15am Int. Ashan: Sharmine Herath Liturgy of the day Mass 7pm Joan Blackmore RIP (Alan&Mary McDonald) Wednesday: Liturgy of the day 7th Sep Mass 9.15am Rose Bryan RIP (Jim & Rose Hamill) Thursday: Feast: Nativity of BV Mary 8th Sep Mass 9.15am Int. Bea Towey Friday: Liturgy of the day 9th Sep Mass 9.15am Int. Pat & Michael Reed (Anne Cheetham) Altar Servers : Serving on the altar is a great privilege for girls and boys, and adults too. Anyone interested in becoming an altar server is invited to give their name to Fr Pius, Deacon Joy, or Mr Mark Philpot. Training will be arranged as convenient. The lower age limit is to have made First Communion. There is no upper age limit! A regular commitment is sought, not necessarily weekly, but particularly an interest in enhancing the liturgical life of the parish. Mark Philpot http://www.cmi.org.in Year C LITURGY OF THE WEEK: Psalter Week III 3rd September Saturday Mass 5.30pm Michael Jones, Anne Jones, Jim Hughes, Margaret Carr, Judith Rowe, Margaret Evans, Fred Battersby, Gwen Jones,Joe Goggin,, Debra Ann Roberts,Tricia Twizell, Rosa Maria, Joan Lawrence, Gay McCornick, Moira Catherall, Lea Hill, Anne Turner, Mary Rowe, Jenny Mansley, Jennifer Rowley, Nancy Wilson, Joe & Luisa Desena, Shelagh Fulham, Margaret Stubbs, Philomena Lamano, and Leo McManus. Those whose anniversaries Occur this week 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time 10th September Saturday Mass at 5.30pm Patrick & Mary O’Brien RIP (G. O’Brien) 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 11th September Sunday (4.45-5.20pm) Mass 11am Sundays before the Mass For People of the Parish (10.30-10.50am) FAITH IN FOCUS: I WONDER OR WHATEVER? t’s a marvellous sight to watch a child’s face light up when they see something that captures their imagination. Their eyes sparkle, their lips curl up- can know what God’s mind is or not. Can we fathom God’s intentions? Can we work out God’s will? The answer, of course, is no. God is so great, so beyond our way of thinking, that we can’t even come close. God is so completely “other”, quite different from anything we have ever experienced. o how do we react to God? Like the child whose whole body shakes with delight, or like some tired being that is no longer roused by anything? Faced wards and their whole be- with the grandeur of God ing shows their pleasure. do I respond with the enThey squeal with delight. thusiasm of wonder or the Adults too can have this indifference of “whatever”? sense of glee, the sensahis “wonder/ tion of being taken over by whatever” mentality the greatness, cleverness shows itself in the way we or sheer delight of some- worship. If we come to worthing. But somehow as ship with a listening ear, adults we find it harder to waiting to be fed by what experience this enjoyment God has to say in his word, than children do. Maybe we thankful for how God is have become jaded and working in our daily lives, thick-skinned in our old then we will respond with age. praise. We will be full of S promises to keep doing. “O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds thy hand hast made…How great thou art!” Wonder produces worship. But if we have let ourselves become dulled to what God is doing in our lives then our attitude to worship will be “whatever”. We’ll come to church, listen to the scriptures and the sermons, sing the hymns and put our Sacrament of Baptism We welcome into our parish Community Edward Stuart Daniel Kelly who is baptised here today (2pm). As Catherine and Shaune Kelly give thanks to God for the gift of Edward, may he in turn bring many blessings and much happiness to them. Canonisation of Mother Teresa Mass of Thanksgiving There is to be a ‘Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of Mother Teresa’ which will take place in St. Patricks Church, 22 Park Place, Toxteth L8 5RA Liverpool, on MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER at 3pm. ALL ARE WELCOME There is also an exhibition taking place from 9am -5-30pm each day from 27th August –to 11th September (a film of Mother’s life will be shown daily at 4-30pm). More details on the noticeboard. “God has not called me to be successful; He has called me to be faithful”. Mother Teresa Surplus Spectacles T money in the collection, but our hearts will not be enthused by the wonders of our God. We’ll endure whatever is thrown at us. W hat about you? Are you lost in awesome wonder or is the Today we hear the scrip- wonder at what God has w h o l e t h i n g j u s t tures asking us whether we done for us and what he “whatever”? You may leave your unwanted/surplus spectacles in a box in the lobby of the church, and either Mark Philpot or I take the box and arrange for the spectacles to be sent to Vision Aid Overseas. This is a useful work of charity, both in helping to alleviate illnesses of the eyes and in reducing landfill, and Vision Aid is grateful for the spectacles. However, they do not want the glasses cases - nobody does. I would ask therefore that parishioners should retain the glasses cases or put them in their waste collection. Allan Bayliss St. David’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations in September Jubilee Concert 16th September Friday 7pm Parish Picnic/ Barbecue 18th September Sunday after the Mass September is SVP awareness month. (More information about this, next week). Meanwhile, please, if you have a moment, just stop and read the changing themes on our SVP notice board (above the green tub) in the porch. Brian Cullen Schools' Day, 28th September. On Wednesday 28th, the parish will host over 300 Year 6 children from Primary schools of the Diocese, as they make a pilgrimage to St David's. Any parishioner who would like to assist (stewarding, supporting) is invited to let Fr Pius or Carole or Mark Philpot know as soon as possible. On Sunday 25th, about 6 strong persons are requested to help move the benches after 11am Mass. Please allow about 30 minutes, maximum. Calling all cake-makers! Show your "Bake-Off" skills by baking cakes for staff and helpers on the Schools' Day. If you are able to make a contribution, please add your name to the list at the back of the church. If you prefer not to bake, but can help in other ways, Mena Kerslake will be very grateful. Please add your name as a helper. Mark and Carole Philpot Cytun News: Prayer Service A group from St David's will be leading the Cytun service at Llys Jasmine on Sunday 4th (this weekend) at 3 pm in the lower lounge, followed by refreshments. All are welcome to join us. Mena and Sue We are still collecting tools and sewing machines to send to Africa, any problems, please contact Mena tel Mold 741413.
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