Responsorial Psalm: Let us pray for the Sick The spirit of the Lord has been given to me. He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor. 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 Come, Lord And save us. Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! JUBILEE CELEBRATION SOUVENIRS Those whose anniversaries Occur this week Many thanks to all who helped with the production, sales and donations towards this archive of the Church and Parish. £550 was raised for the Jubilee Charity, Visamo Orphanage. A few copies are still available in the Repository. Special Thanks to Eddie Saul, & Brian Cullen&the Audio/Video production team for their time and hard work in giving a professional touch to the Jubilee souvenirs! (10th Dec) Ann Collins, Ethel Saum, Mary Shannon, Austine Hatfield, Harry Turner, Stephen Wilson(11th Dec) James Carroll, Thomas Kildbride, Margaret Carroll, Maud Mary Chapman (12th Dec) Ruth Lovelock (13th Dec) Clara Lucy Carey, Rose Jones, Evelyn Hughes, Betty Roughley, (14th Dec) Joanne Murphy (15th Dec) Catherine Neale, Mary Jones (16th Dec) Michael Feeney, Elizabeth Allen, Patrick Vesey, Kathleen Wood Thank you Thank you Thank you On behalf of my Provincial Rev. Fr.George CMI and director of Visamo Fr.Roy CMI and my confreres, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the amazing amount of £3583 that was raised for Visamo, the CMI Orphanage and home for the Destitute in Gujrat, North India, through your donations at the various Jubilee events and celebrations during the year. You have been extremely generous and kind with your support and donations for which I pray that the good Lord will bless you and your families a hundred fold. Yours every gratefully . Fr.Pius Mathew CMI Breakdown of the Total : £3583.00 Marmal-Aid : £1,118.00 Taste of India : £1,175.00 Jubilee Souvenirs: £550.00 Knights of St. Columba, Race Night : £500. 00 September Jubilee Concert : £240.00 http://www.cmi.org.in 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 11th December 2016 3rd Sunday of Advent Year A LITURGY OF THE WEEK: Psalter Week III 10th December Saturday Mass 5.30pm Stephen Wilson RIP (Claire Smith) Richard Kavanagh RIP (Eileen Kavanagh) 11th December Sunday Mass 11am For People of the Parish Monday : 12th Dec Liturgy of the day Mass 9.15am Sarah Doak RIP (Sam Doak) Tuesday: Mem. St. Lucy 13th Dec Mass 9.15am Dorothy Matheison RIP (Sam Doak) Wednesday: Mem St. John of the Cross 14th Dec Mass 9.15am Tony,Erica & Patrick Walsh RIP (Maureen and Roland Alman) Thursday: Liturgy of the day 15th Dec Mass 9.15am Int.Sr.Olivia (Maureen&Roland Alman) Friday: Liturgy of the day 16th Dec Mass 9.15am John Faulkner RIP (Eunice Faulkner) 17th December Saturday Mass at 5.30pm Maureen Mullally RIP (Gerry 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 18th December Sunday (4.45-5.20pm) Mass 11am Sundays before the Mass For People of the Parish (10.30-10.50am) FAITH IN FOCUS: J THE ohn the Baptist has some second thoughts about Jesus in today’s gospel. After preaching about the coming of the Messiah RIGHT ONE? upside down; if he needs to take a second look then so do we. His ideas of what Jesus was about proved to be out of synch with reality. And ours often are equally wide of the mark. I for so long, John now finds himself in prison and things don’t seem to be working out as he had expected. So he asks, “Are you the one who is to come, or have we got to wait for someone else?” n fact, John even wondered whether his cousin Jesus was the right one. Yet Jesus replies that John should open his eyes and look around: those who are blind, deaf, lame and lepers are being cured and the Good News is being preached to the poor. All of these things were known to be signs that the Messiah had arrived. to see Advent as a joyful season of expectation. It lets us realise that fear is out of place for those who await Christ’s coming. It encourages us to actively look forward to the promises that God has made to us through his Son. It permits us to sing “Come, Lord Jesus” and really mean it. And so Advent invites us to yearn for the coming of that Church Cleaning Can you help? In preparation for the Christmas, the church cleaned on Friday 23rd ber after the Mass, at feast of will be Decem9.45am. (There is no Eucharistic adoration) If you can spare a half an hour or so then this would be appreciated. The Salvation Army will hold a Carol Service at Bryn yr Haul Care Home on Wednesday 15th at 2 30 pm. W J H Christmas Eve 24th December Saturday Mass :5.30pm & Mass: 9pm Christmas Day: Sunday Mass : 11am Carols around Mold hat about us? Are we sure we’ve got the right idea about Jesus? When he comes again ought we to be worried or joyful day when our salvashould we be joyfully ex- tion will be fully revealed. pecting him? Is he coming to bring vengeance or is he t seems that John “on our side”. Will he conohn the Baptist had to thought the Messiah demn or save? have a rethink about would be much more miliJesus. Advent summons us aving s e c o n d to do the same. Is Christ’s tant and political than Jethoughts about Je- coming something we look sus. It’s quite comforting sus allows us to get things that John can have his ideforward to or something we as on the Messiah turned in perspective. It allows us secretly dread? I Christmas 2016 Cytun will be holding a Carol Service at Llys Jasmine Care Home on Sunday 18th at 3 pm. All are most welcome to join us. Mena Kerslake&Sue Cocker Mayor of Mold Christmas Concert Featuring Renowned Welsh Tenor Rhys Meirion & his daughters Erin&Elan With Mold Town Concert Band On Monday 12th December 7.30pm St. Mary’s Church, Mold Tickets £10 including Refreshments 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. Dates for your Diary 2017 First Holy Communion 2nd February: Meeting with the parents&Candidates 18th June: Sunday 11am: First Holy Communion Confirmation: 1st July Saturday 5.30pm Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017 22nd May Monday– 27th May Saturday The Posters and Booking forms are available in the Porch. There is a £10 discount if you do the booking online: www.joewalshtours.co.uk Pilgrimage to Medjugorie 27th May to 3rd June: Contact : Geraldine Downing: 01978 357367. Mrs. Kathleen Taylor RIP The funeral Mass for Kathleen Taylor will take place here on 20th December Tuesday at 1.45pm. May she rest in peace and rise in glory! Missio Red Boxes Your red boxes have been emptied and they are ready for collection at the back of the church. And Missio 2017 calendars are available for anyone to take. Thank you for your support. Tricia Hurd Money Matters : Offertory Collection last weekend £662.50 of which £369.10 was Gift Aided Flowers Collection,Nov 26/27 : £156.43 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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