1st Sunday of Advent 27th November 2016

Responsorial Psalm:
Let us pray for the Sick
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy
and give us your saving help.
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, 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.
Alleluia!
We remember in our prayers
I rejoiced when I heard
them say: ‘Let us go to
God’s house.’.
Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Today : Collection for Flowers
For the Altar
DON'T MISS OUT
on your piece of parish history.
Get your jubilee celebration souvenirs
before they all go...!
(Ideal Christmas gift for former parishioners...??)
 Wonderful photographs of the original
church and school. See your families
and friends (maybe even yourself).
 Fascinating memories including an insight into our previous Parish Priests.
 Hear about how the parish bought
bricks for our church.
 What did happen in the confessional?
Was it a miracle??
 Did the school children not attend class
because the circus was in town?!
DVD 1 'Pictures and music'
DVD 2 'Talking memories'
BOOK : 'A History of St.David's parish
and school' by Margaret J oy - the enthralling story of our parish beginning in
1828.
All 3 for a £10 donation to the
Jubilee charities (or £5 each).
A FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO BUY
NEXT WEEKEND 3rd/4th Dec. AT BOTH
MASSES.
(also available in the hall this Wednesday
after the Advent Carol Service).
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: www.stdavidsmold.org
www.wrexhamdiocese.org.uk http://www.cmi.org.in
27th November 2016
Those whose anniversaries
Occur this week
The Funeral Mass of Mr.Thomas Halton
will be celebrated here on 29th November this Tuesday at 10.15pm. His body
will be received into the church on Monday at 7pm.
This Sunday (27th)
Advent Family Day:
Come to celebrate Family, and begin Advent this Sunday at Our Lady of the Rosary, Buckley. Arrivals from 12.30pm
(ends at 4pm). Bring a packed lunch;
tea, coffee, and juice provided. Make an
Advent Wreath – and activities for all the
family.
Family Advent service and blessing of the
Advent Wreaths by Bishop Peter ends
the event plus free hot dogs, mince pies.
No charge for the day. See the notice at
the back or contact via email Margaret
Hinton at [email protected] or
tel: 07842596878.
Year A
LITURGY OF THE WEEK: Psalter Week I
26th November Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
(26th Nov) James Brannan, Wilfrid Toner; (27th
Nov) Patrick Garretty, Anthony Walsh, Andrew
Shanaghan, Ann Elizabeth Morgan, Gerald
O’Leary, Simone Lazzaro, Vincenza Sciarillo, David Davies, Norman Jackson,
Anthony Humphries, (28th Nov) Patrick Hynes, Mary Mitchell;
(29th Nov) Elizabeth Morgan, Esther Beavan,
(30th Nov) Ann Brannan, Helen Wilson, Rowland
Jones, George Keidel, Ron Johnson,
Thomas Halton RIP
1st Sunday of Advent
For People of the Parish
27th November Sunday
Mass 11am
Jim Dunlea RIP
(Teresa Dunlea & Family)
Monday :
28th Nov
1st Week of Advent
Mass 9.15am
FM Thomas&Margaret Atherton RIP
Tuesday: Thomas Halton RIP
29th Nov Requiem Mass 10.15am
Wednesday: Feast: St. Andrew, Apostle
30th Nov
Mass 9.15am
Thomas Halton RIP (Jim&Rose Hamill)
Thursday:
Liturgy of the day
1st Dec
Mass 9.15am
John&Annie Towey RIP (Bea Towey)
Friday:
Liturgy of the day
2nd Dec
Mass 9.15am
D. Ellis RIP (Monica Standring)
3rd December Saturday
Mass at 5.30pm
Gay McCornick RIP
(Kitty Malone)
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
4th December Sunday
(4.45-5.20pm)
Mass 11am Sundays before
the Mass
For People of the Parish
(10.30-10.50am)
FAITH IN FOCUS:
C
THIS
IS WHERE WE CAME IN
inemas used to show
films continuously.
You went in at any time and
began to watch wherever
the film was up to. You
stayed when it was over
and then watched it again
up to the point where you
originally started to view.
"This is where we
came in" was a
p h r a se
often
heard as people
got up in the middle of a film and
left.
ates the presence of Christ.
In other words, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the
Church's worship makes
Christ present here and
now and makes his demands and challenges
something that we have to
respond to by a conscious
T
here's
a
danger that
we can do the
same thing with
the Church's calendar and
liturgy. We can think of it as
a series of historic events
that we simply commemorate on a twelve-monthly
cycle. And so once more
we're back at the beginning, singing our Advent
hymns and songs again.
B
ut liturgy is not about
the past unless that
past links us to the present
and readies us for our future destiny. Liturgy actu-
decision to follow him or
not. Liturgy is not historygazing but history-making.
And the history it makes is
ours.
A
lthough Jesus's
words were originally
addressed to a first century
audience, when they are
proclaimed at today's Eucharist they are aimed at
us. For in the liturgy God
continues to speak through
the words of scripture, and
when Jesus warns us to
stay awake and ready for
the coming of the Son of
Man, he means now.
A
dvent offers us the
chance to join the
cycle again, but as if we
have only just come in.
There is nothing to reenact, only commitment to undertake. Rather
than watching
the film once
more, where we
know what the
ending is, we
open ourselves
to the newness
of God's daily
call and we ratify
our commitment to seek
him in whatever circumstances his challenge will
come to us during Advent
and the coming year. So
celebrating Advent is not
trawling through history. It's
yearning for our saviour's
coming among us so much
that we want to be ready to
greet him. Our prayers and
music are just the outward
expression of inner longing:
Come, Lord Jesus, come!
St. David’s Golden Jubilee 1966-2016
Advent Carol Service
Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the
Church, Wednesday 30th November
7.00pm. Readings, reflections, music and
song. ALL WELCOME
If you could help with serving the refreshments (mince pies and mulled wine) in
the Parish Hall after the service, please
contact Sue Norris-Clamp (wife of Dave,
oboeist) on 07885 378810. All help will be
much appreciated. (NO BAKING OF
MINCE PIES INVOLVED!) Thank you.
Sue Norris-Clamp
Mold Cytun: Advent & Christmas
Advent at Parkfields
There will be Advent Reflections at Parkfields Centre in the refurbished Quiet
Room on all 4 Thursdays in December
from 1 30 to 2 30 pm, followed by light
refreshments.For more info see poster at
the back of church.
All are most welcome.
Christingle Service
There will be a Christingle Service at
Parkfields on Tuesday 20th December at
3 15 pm.
Singing Christmas Carols
Come and join the English and Welsh
Churches of Mold meeting in the Daniel
Owen Square at 10.30 a.m. to sing
Christmas Carols until 12 Noon on the
17th December, 2016. Poster in the
porch. Mena Kerslake & Sue Cocker
Mold’s annual Christmas lights switch-on
event will take place on Tuesday 29th November 2016 at 6.30pm. There are various
programmes from 3.45pm to 8pm. Please see
the poster.
Christmas Stamps
First and second class Christmas stamps,
both with a picture of Mary and child, are
now on sale in Post Offices, but you must
ask for them specifically, they are not
usually offered.
SVP Christmas Gift
Initiative, 2016:
All gifts / donations
should have bee returned by this weekend
and there are still about
twenty outstanding. If
you have forgotten, could you please
contact me on 01352 759047 or by
email at [email protected], as
soon as possible, to arrange collection /
delivery. Thank you. Judith Rowe, on
behalf of the SVP.
SVP Christmas Mass
The SVP Christmas Mass and tea party
at St. Richard Gwyn school will take
place on Thursday December 8th from 5
till 7pm approx.
SVP members are available to transport
and accompany those who wish to go.
Please ring 07745 113633 if you would
like to attend. Brian Cullen.
Mold Choral Society: Carol Concert
Christmas is coming and Mold Choral Society will
start you off with their Carol concert on Saturday
3rd December in St. Mary's church Mold 7.30p.m.
Come and have a good sing and hear the best bits
of "The Armed Man " by Karl Jenkins Tickets £8
children free at the door or from Jane Kay 01352
751 182.
Jane Kay
Money Matters :
Offertory Collection last weekend
£631.40 of which £323.78 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,
and date the green envelope.
Thank you for supporting our Parish.
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