Responsorial Psalm: My soul, give praise to the Lord. Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice, says the Lord, I know them and they follow me Alleluia! We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. Mother Teresa Bidding Prayers Please consider writing Bidding Prayers and making an important contribution to the spiritual life of the Parish. Bidding Prayers are the prayers of the faithful ie you and I. It really is not an onerous task and in many ways rather satisfying. There is no need for a great many – four or five is sufficient and there are sheets to help you at the back of church along with the list on which to sign your name. It is a particularly good way for a family to make a contribution to the liturgy and most importantly it would be delightful to hear the thoughts of others and not the same group of people. If you prefer to remain anonymous please put a ‘squiggle’ against the month of your choice but do ensure you let Fr Pius know that you are going to write them. Please give this gift to parishioners some thought. Thank you in advance and anticipation. Mark Philpot Today Collection for Flowers Let us pray for the Sick Eglwys Catholig Dewi Sant, Yr Wyddgrug St.David’s Catholic Church, Mold Alfredo Fecci, Michael Jones, Anne Jones, Jim Hughes, Margaret Carr, 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 We remember in our prayers Those whose anniversaries Occur this week (24th) James Doyle, Henry Hall, Marga- 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 25th September 2016 This Monday to Friday (26-30th) Holy Mass will be in the Convent as the church will be used for the Diocesan School day Programmes. No Choir on Tuesday 27th September. St. David’s Golden Jubilee Tastes of India We will be having 'A Taste of India' on Friday 28th October (7pm) To help with the planning and preparation of this celebration evening, tickets will be going on sale next weekend. There will be a variety of Indian dishes to sample - from mild to wild! Year C LITURGY OF THE WEEK: Psalter Week II 24th September Saturday Mass 5.30pm ret Fox, James Davies (25th) Bridget Cardiff (26th) John Kilcoin, Margaret Ellen Bryan (27th) John Cooper, Eric Ryle, Martin Green, (Sept 28th) Peter Stevens, Bridget Burns, Michael Vincent Richards, William Parker (30th) Mary Griffiths, Mary Clavin, Catherine McAvaghan, Matthew O’Brien, Ann Gavaghan, Margaret Helen O’Brien, Bea Coupe MacMillan Coffee Morning Friday 30th September 9.15am to 11am All invited - St David's School Hall Mr. Simon Hughes 26th Sunday Ordinary Time For People of the Parish 25th September Sunday Mass 11am Int. John Goggin (Alicia Mullen) Monday : 26th Sep Tuesday: 27th Sep Liturgy of the day Mass 9.15am Richard Kavanagh RIP (Eileen Kavanagh) Mem. St. Vincent De Paul Mass 7pm Martin Green RIP (D. Green) Wednesday: Liturgy of the day 28th Sep Mass 9.15am Helen Stappleton RIP (Terry Wilson) Thursday: Ss.Michael, Gabriel and Raphael 29th Sep Mass 9.15am Int.Gerard McHugh (Margaret & Mike Bunting) Friday: Mem: St. Jerome 30th Sep Mass 9.15am Int. Sr.Mary Anezka (Anne Cheetham) 1st October Saturday Mass at 5.30pm John James Moran RIP (Maire&Michael Greaney) 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 2nd October Sunday (4.45-5.20pm) Mass 11am Sundays before the Mass For People of the Parish (10.30-10.50am) FAITH IN FOCUS: I BLURRED VISION n the story of Lazarus and Dives (the Latin name for the Rich Man) it’s interesting to note that while on earth Dives never actually saw Lazarus. He lay starving and sore-ridden on Dives’ doorstep but Dives only clapped eyes on him when they were both dead. Presumably day after day as Dives went in and out, organizing his parties for his friends, going to buy his purple clothes (equivalent to our designer labels today) he never stopped to see Lazarus lying there. N ot much has changed even today. Wealth can blind us to the needs of those around us. We end up moving in different circles and become insensitive to what’s actually going on for others. Rich countries become anaesthetised to the pain of starving nations. The leaders of some nations live a rich lifestyle while their citizens live in a dustbowl. Chief executives award themselves massive annual bonuses while hundreds in their company lose their jobs in production shake-ups. Inside traders on the stock exchange make a killing while shareholders lose their savings. Civil servants are more bothered about their pensions than serving the public. Electricians charge exorbitant call-out fees when they have only travelled a couple of miles. Church officials hide behind canon law, preferring sacrifice to mercy. Sportsmen and women get so caught up in winning that they will use any means to come out on top. Drug dealers are so stupefied by the money they make that they never stop to think of the effect their drugs have on the users. The list is endless. We become blind to what we are really doing. B ut before we start criticising others let’s stop and examine ourselves. Where are the Lazaruses in our lives? Do we wander around blindly accepting what’s on our doorstep or are we moved to see beyond our own concerns? Have we become deadened to the consequences of the way we act? Y ou can’t help feeling sorry for Dives. He wasn’t a “bad” person; he just never opened his eyes wide enough. He never realised what was happening on his own doorstep because his wealth blinded him to it all. His selfcontained satisfaction prevented him from reaching out. What’s your excuse? Schools Day 28th September Some help would be gratefully received after the mass today/ Sunday, to move the benches. It not so much strength that is needed so much as numbers of persons which makes the whole process so much more efficient and effective. The more persons we have the less time anyone will be held up. Thank you. If anyone feels able to help on the actual day – either helping to send children to the various activities or over in the hall with the refreshments for staff then please let Mark or Carole Philpot know. Again numbers help and it is an amazing event to experience and witness. Mark and Carole Philpot Cafod Harvest Fast Day Collection on 1/2 October Cafod Harvest Day is Friday 30th September, so envelopes will be distributed this weekend and collected after Mass on 1st and 2nd October. This Fast Day we are focussing 32 year old Nicanora from Bolivia, and her journey from poverty to abundance. Thank you for your on going support that enables people to make the journey to a better life for themselves and their families. Joyce and John Elcock ‘The Big Sing’ A Diocesan Celebration of Music in the Liturgy, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Buckley, CH7 2AF Saturday 12th November, 10.30 - 3.30 More details and Booking form on the Notice Board Paul Booth, Diocesan Music Director “It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them”. Bill Vaughan Safeguarding Commission Vacancy for Social Worker (Adult): The Diocesan Safeguarding Commission oversees the safeguarding work of the Diocese. Its core membership consists of independent professionals with expertise and experience in the area of Safeguarding. The Commission meets four times a year to fulfil its regulatory, advisory and supportive functions. Information about national policies and procedures can be found at www.csasprocedures.uk.net. If you are currently working in social care, or are recently retired from the work, please consider sharing your expertise as a member of our Commission. For further information, please contact Dr. Pat Walters (Commission Chair) or Chris Corcoran (Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator) at the Curial Office: [email protected] or Tel:01978 262726 Faire Trade Event North Wales Fair Trade Regional Event on Friday 30th September at Pontio, Bangor Uni, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, LL57 2TQ (near ASDA). The FREE day 10 30 - 3 30 includes a keynote speaker from a Fairtrade goldmine, lunch and workshops. If interested, please register online, or contact Anne Gannon tel 01352 759 796. Money Matters : Offertory Collection last weekend £573.90 of which £292.00 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.
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