26th Sunday Ordinary Time 25th September 2016

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
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
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
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
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
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)
Ss.Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
29th Sep
Mass 9.15am
Int.Gerard McHugh
(Margaret & Mike Bunting)
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)
Rosary and
Every Friday
following the
morning Mass
at 9.15am
Sacrament of
10.30am to
& Before the Vigil
2nd October Sunday
Mass 11am Sundays before
the Mass
For People of the Parish
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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.