Responsorial Psalm: O that today you would listen to his voice, Harden not your hearts. Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Speak Lord, your servant is listening: you have the message of eternal life. Alleluia! Wedding Bells Our Prayers, Congratulations and Best wishes to Dr.Roisin McCallum and Dr.Timothy Fleming who celebrated their wedding here, yesterday afternoon. SVP meeting this Tuesday 4th October at 7.30pm in the convent. Brian Cullen Organ Recital Organ Lovers will enjoy the recital by Christopher Enston in Rhosllannerchhrugog on Sunday afternoon (9th Oct) in Capel Bethlehem 3pm Come and hear the newly restored organ. Jane Kay Race Night The Knights of St.Columba are hosting a Race Night on Friday 14th October in aid of L’Arche. Refreshments will be in aid of Prostate Cancer Screening. Horses and Races on sale on 8th/9th. Peter Carberry 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 Leo McManus. We remember in our prayers Those whose anniversaries Occur this week Parish Priest: Fr. Pius Mathew CMI, St.David’s Presbytery, St.David’s Lane, Mold. CH7 1LH Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2nd October 2016 27th Sunday Ordinary Time LITURGY OF THE WEEK: Psalter Week III 1st October Saturday Mass 5.30pm (1st Oct) Bridget Gallagher (2nd) Nellie Tizzard (3rd) Catherine Wilson, Wilfrid Lydiat (4th) Ann Dalton, Matthew Maugher, Christopher Douglas Ogden, Robert Francis Danson, Graham Cox, James Geary, (5th Oct) Michael McManus, Robert Williams, Michelangelo Polcari, Jack Carri (6th) James Gerard Murphy, Mary Scott, Ann Powers (7th) Mary Cassidy, Mary Ann Amith, Michael Gizzi, Veronica Piper, Agnes Gavaghan, Erick Cocker John James Moran RIP (Maire & Michael Greaney) 2nd October Sunday Mass 11am For People of the Parish Mr. John Furnival will be received into the full communion of the Catholic church on 16th Oct. Sunday at the 11am Mass. St. David’s Golden Jubilee A Taste of India We will be having 'A Taste of India' on Friday 28th October at 7pm in the Parish Hall Tickets ‘on sale’ Today To help with the planning and preparation of this celebration evening, tickets will be going on sale after the weekend Masses. There are 40 tickets available. All proceeds to go to support VISAMO– the CMI Orphanage and home for the Destitute in Gujrat, North India. Thanks to the anonymous donor who has dropped £100 into my letter box towards the orphanage. http://www.cmi.org.in Year C Monday : 3rd Oct Tuesday: 4th Oct Liturgy of the day Mass 9.15am Ellen Lally RIP (Diane Farrington) Mem. St. Francis of Assisi Mass 7pm Lynn Iball RIP (Rachel & Jean Ward) Wednesday: Liturgy of the day 5th Oct Mass 9.15am Int. Anne Cheetham Thursday: Liturgy of the day 6th Oct Mass 9.15am Int. Bea Towey Friday: Mem: Our Lady of the Rosary 7th Oct Mass 9.15am James King RIP (Mary McCarry) 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 8th October Saturday 9th October Sunday (4.45-5.20pm) Mass at 5.30pm Mass 11am Sundays before the Mass For the People of Aleppo For People of the Parish (10.30-10.50am) FAITH IN FOCUS: H GETTING GOD IN FOCUS abakkuk couldn’t understand why his country had been taken over by Iraq (called Babylon in those days). After all, they were counting on promises from God that they would be his special people and he would look after them. And so in today’s reading we hear him complaining that God is powerless or, at best, that he doesn’t care. Today our television screens are equally full of pictures from modern-day Babylon. Suicide bombers, roadside bombs, people cruelly cut down at the whim of others who crave power or have a warped sense of religion. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming and our minds cannot cope with the enormity of the horror. O n a different level we can find our own lives taking a direction that we don’t want them to. We might lose our job, find ourselves unable to make ends meet, suffer the death of a loved one or the break- down of a marriage. All would be doing violence if these are stressful events he interfered every time we that can leave us reeling. made mistakes, every time If our view of God is me- we turned our back on our chanical then we can blame own humanity and treated him. Why doesn’t God ap- others inhumanely. Maybe pear on his white horse our God is one who in Jewith a magic wand and stop sus Christ has established all these things from hap- a Kingdom on earth that is in process of being completed and that requires our gradual compliance and understanding. Could our purpose for existing as humanity be to discern the will of God and his purpose for history? Could it be that a God who overrode our decisions and the patterns of nature would be nothing more than a puppeteer, pulling our pening? Why doesn’t he strings and making us think make the world a better that we were making the place? If God exists then decisions? Is it conceivable why does he allow earth- that God is able to bring quakes and famines? Why good from what seems to do innocent children contin- us like pure disaster? ue to suffer? But maybe our view of God goes further than this? Maybe we see a God who has created us with the freedom to behave as we choose. Perhaps God W hen we create havoc in our own world, and when catastrophes strike, it is easy to blame God. But maybe we have to take a closer look at what we think God is. Cafod Harvest Fast Day Collection This weekend 1/2 October Joyce and John Elcock GUARDIAN ANGELS (October 2nd) May the angels keep you till morning. May they guide you through the night. May they comfort all your sorrows. May they help you win the fight. May they keep watch on your soul. May they show you better ways. May they guard you while you’re sleeping. May they see you through your days. May they show you new hopes. May they still your every doubt. May they calm your every fear. May they hear you when you shout. May the angels keep you till morning. More than this I cannot pray. And if the angels ever fail you. Then may God be there that day. Feast : HOLY ROSARY (October 7th) Archbishop Fulton Sheen said, “The Rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the Rosary is beyond description.” Rosary before the Mass on weekdays Accept surprises that upset your plans, shatter your dreams, give a completely different turn to your day and (who knows?) to your life. It is not chance. Leave the Father free to weave the pattern of your day. Dom Helder Camara Schools Day last Wednesday Thank you 'Thank you' to the parish for your support for the Schools' Day on Wednesday. You responded to the request for help in great number. So many of you helped Mena Kerslake with refreshments, over a dozen helpers serving drinks and washing up, and preparing food. The cakes were phenomenal, and those left have helped the Macmillan Coffee morning. Thank you, ladies, for so you are! To the gents who responded in bench moving in great number, thank you for your muscles, and a huge thank you to those who came to see what 300 children were doing. They experienced 'church' in a new and exciting way -a day they will never forget, made possible by your help. Thank you to the whole parish! Mark and Carole Philpot Divine Mercy Service Wednesday 12th October 2016 Lead by Fr.Peter Prusakieqicz at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hawaren. Poster on the noticeboard Aid to the Church In Need Annual Event on 11th October at St. Columba’s Church, Chester, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. More on the Noticeboard Money Matters : Offertory Collection last weekend £733.79 of which £408.15 was Gift Aided Flowers Collection: £188.08. 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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