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SECOND READING
THE 3RD SUNDAY IN LENT
FIRST READING
(Exodus 20:1-17)
A reading from the book of Exodus
God spoke all these words. He said, “I am the Lord
your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
out of the house of slavery,
“You shall have no gods except me.
“You shall not make yourself a carved image or any
likeness of anything in heaven or on earth beneath
or in the waters under the earth; you shall not bow
down to them or serve them. For I, the Lord your
God, am a jealous God and I punish the father’s
fault in the sons, the grandsons, and the greatgrandsons of those who hate me; but I show
kindness to thousands of those who love me and
keep my commandments.
“You shall not utter the name of the Lord your God
to misuse it, for the Lord will not leave unpunished
the man who utters his name to misuse it.
“Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy. For
six days you shall labour and do all your work, but
the seventh day is a sabbath for the Lord your God.
You shall do no work that day, neither you nor your
son nor your daughter nor your servants, men or
women, nor your animals nor the stranger who
lives with you. For in six days the Lord made the
heavens and the earth and the sea and all that
these hold, but on the seventh day he rested; that
is why the Lord has blessed the sabbath and made
it sacred.
“Honour your father and your mother so that you
may have a long life in the land that the Lord your
God has given you.
“You shall not kill.
“You shall not commit adultery.
“You shall not steal.
“You shall not bear false witness against your
neighbour.
“You shall not covet your neighbour’s house. You
shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his
servant, man or woman, or his ox, or his donkey, or
anything that is his.”
The word of the Lord.
Response: Thanks be to God.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Response:
Psalm 18
You, Lord,
have the message of eternal life.
(1 Corinthians 1:22-25)
ST PATRICK’S PARISH
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the
Corinthians
King Street, WELLINGTON, TF1 3AP
Telephone: 01952 – 242423
Web: www.stpatrickstelford.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Newsletter items: [email protected]
Parish Priest: Fr Alban Greenwood
also resident Fr Wiktor Ostrowski (Polish Community) Tel: 07926 044405
While the Jews demand miracles and the Greeks
look for wisdom, here are we preaching a crucified
Christ; to the Jews an obstacle that they cannot get
over, to the pagans madness, but to those who
have been called, whether they are Jews or
Greeks, a Christ who is the power and the wisdom
of God. For God’s foolishness is wiser than human
wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than
human strength.
The word of the Lord.
Response: Thanks be to God
8TH MARCH 2015
THE 3RD SUNDAY IN LENT
Sat
7th
18:15
Vera Ostrowski
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord,
whoever believes in me win never die.
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
Sun
8th
08:45
Michael Lodrick
3rd Sunday
11:00
John Adams
in Lent
14:00
Myanga Concert – no Stations of the Cross
17:00
Mass in Polish
THE GOSPEL
Mon
Ferial
09:15
Service of Word and Holy Communion
Ferial
09:15
Rita Sterlini
Ferial
09:15
Nicholas Croston
Ferial
13:00
Funeral Mass for Sean Merriman followed by burial
Ferial
09:15
17:30
18:00
Michael Walsh
Polish Stations of the Cross
Mass in Polish
(John 2:13-25)
The Lord be with you.
Response: And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John
Response: Glory to you, O Lord.
Just before the Jewish Passover Jesus went up to
Jerusalem, and in the Temple he found people
selling cattle and sheep and pigeons, and the
money changers sitting at their counters there.
Making a whip out of some cord, he drove them all
out of the Temple, cattle and sheep as well,
scattered the money changers’ coins, knocked their
tables over and said to the pigeon-sellers, “Take all
this out of here and stop turning my Father’s house
into a market.” Then his disciples remembered the
words of scripture: Zeal for your house will devour
me.
The Jews intervened and said, “What sign can you
show us to justify what you have done?” Jesus
answered, “Destroy this sanctuary, and in three
days I will raise it up.” The Jews replied, “It has
taken forty-six years to build this sanctuary: are
you going to raise it up in three days?” But he was
speaking of the sanctuary that was his body, and
when Jesus rose from the dead, his disciples
remembered that he had said this, and they
believed the scripture and the words he had said.
During his stay in Jerusalem for Passover many
believed in his name when they saw the signs that
he gave, but Jesus knew them all and did not trust
himself to them; he never needed evidence about
any man; he could tell what a man had in him.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Response: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Tue
Wed
Thur
Fri
Sat
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
Ferial
10:00
12:00
Philomena McPhillips
Funeral Service for Salvatore (Sam) Ragonesi
followed by burial
18:15
John Campbell
08:45
Raymond Dyche
4th Sunday
11:00
Jennifer Cook
in Lent
15:00
Stations of the Cross and Benediction
– led by the members of the Syro Malabar community
17:00
Mass in Polish
Sun
15th
Confessions heard after Saturday Masses; and upon request
A Parish in the Blessed John Henry Newman Pastoral Area
The Diocese of Shrewsbury is a Registered Charity (No. 234025)
PRAYER REMEMBRANCES
Your prayers are asked for the sick and the
housebound: especially Grace Kelly, Nichola
Broad, Barbara Chrzanowska, Michael
James, Angela Cowell, Sheila Chater, Fr
John Wright, Winifred Flannery, Stella
Szwajkowska and Jennifer Cook; and all
those who are in hospital, the Hospice or local
nursing homes, and for all who receive Holy
Communion at home.
Please pray for all who have died, especially
James Field, Sean Merriman and Salvatore
(Sam) Ragonesi, and for those who grieve for
them.
GENERAL ELECTION 2015
The Bishops have written a join Letter to all
Catholics in England and Wales encouraging
us to participate and vote in the election and
offering some key issues and questions for
reflection on where candidates stand. Copies
are available from the back of church, and can
also be obtained with other information from
the Bishops’ Conference website which is:
www.catholicnews.org.uk. Please read the
letter and encourage others to do the same.
£40: B Masters (No.117)
£20: K Chinn (No.102)
£10: K Bates (No.138)
Bonus: D Bennett (No.126)
24 HOURS FOR THE LORD
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and
Confessions in the Cathedral.
Following Pope Francis’ invitation to make it an
annual event, the Cathedral will be holding ‘24
Hours for the Lord’ next weekend (14th/15th
of March) which will involve 24 hours of
Adoration and Confessions from 8am on
Saturday to 8am on Sunday at the Cathedral.
All are welcome to join in. See the Cathedral
website at www.shrewsburycathedral.org.
THANK YOU
Fr Alban acknowledges with gratitude the sum
of £48 received from donations made at the
recent funeral of Nicholas Croston. We thank
his wife Rita and all the members of his family.
CWL MEETING
Members of the CWL will be holding their
monthly meeting this Tuesday (and not the
17th). This month Fr Alban will be the speaker.
All welcome.
MEDITATION PRAYER GROUP
The Group meets on Monday evenings at
5.30pm in the Meeting Room (please enter
through the black gates behind the church
building). The meeting lasts one hour and all
are welcome.
PPC MEETING
The next PPC meeting will take place on
Thursday of this week. It is not too late to put
forward items for the Agenda, but do post them
through the presbytery letter-box or email them
by Tuesday. The minutes from the last PPC
meeting are available from the i-point.
We also remember all those
anniversaries occur about this time.
whose
150 CLUB
Week 17 Winners (1 March 2015):
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
Bishop Mark will lead a Diocesan Pilgrimage to
the Holy Land from 19th to 26th October 2015.
The theme of the Pilgrimage is “Contemplating
Christ with Mary – A Journey through the Holy
Land with the Rosary”. If you are interested in
joining what will be a special Pilgrimage there
is a poster on the noticeboard and leaflets and
booking forms on the third level of the i-Point.
BRJ LOURDES GROUP – CAR WASH
Members of the BRJ Lourdes Group thank all
those who had their cars washed last Sunday.
A total of £55 was raised towards their fundraising activities. They will be visiting us again
during April.
MYANGA CONCERT
A Concert in aid of the Myanga Mission run by
the Poor Clares in Kenya is being held this
Sunday afternoon, 8th March from 2pm to 4pm.
The Wrekin and Telford Singers will be joined
by the St Patrick’s Primary School Choir.
All are welcome to come along. Tickets are £3
each and are on sale after Masses today, or
you can pay on the door.
MONEY MATTERS
Thank you for last Sunday’s
Collection of £1,063.50.
Offertory
CAFOD LENT FAST DAY
FRIDAY, 27TH FEBRUARY
In excess of £900 has so far been received
following last weekend’s CAFOD Family Fast
Day – with more to come in. Again, it is not too
late to contribute. The U.K. Government has
promised to match-fund every pound and
penny given this Lent up to £5m.
RETIRED PRIESTS FUND
We acknowledge with gratitude a further
donation of £500 towards the Fund which
helps our retired diocesan priests. This makes
a total to date of £1,425. Thank you so much.
YELLOW RIBBON UK
Recently we had an appeal from Yellow
Ribbon UK, a group which supports people
coming out of prison, through mentoring and
befriending.
They have another need now for curtain poles
or rails and curtains, if you have any surplus
they would be gratefully received. If you are
able to help, please contact Rita Wilkinson on
01952 878592.
FOODBANK4LENT
Foodbank4lent is the latest appeal by Telford
Crisis Support to raise funds for food for those
in need in our local communities. It is very
simple:
Put aside £1 a week for the 6 weeks of Lent.
Find friends to join you.
If you find 19 people to join you, that's a
whopping £120 at the end of the six weeks.
With £120, the food bank can buy food to the
value of £1,200.
Individual or group donations can be made
through the gold box anytime during Lent and
at Easter.
Please put donations into an
envelope marked “Foodbank” after Mass.
Alternatively, your donations can be taken to
the Telford Community Shop on Telford Forge
Retail Park (by Sainsbury’s)
KNIT & NATTER
The “Knitters and Natterers” will meet this
Monday from 6.30 to 8.30pm in the Meeting
Room – new members always welcome.
There is no pressure to knit, we welcome
any handicrafts and are always interested
in learning new techniques from each
other.
TELFORD IN LOURDES 2015
The annual diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
will leave from outside St Patrick’s church on
Tuesday, 28th July; and returns on
Wednesday, 5th August 2015 and transport will
be by coach and ferry to Calais and chartered
double-decker TGV train from Calais to
Lourdes.
Those wanting to travel by air will depart
Manchester Airport on Wednesday, 29th July
and return on Tuesday, 4th August.
Booking forms are still available from the
bottom level of the i-point . If you wish to join
the group please complete and send to the
Pilgrimage Office. The address is given in the
pack.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
During lent Stations of the Cross will be led
each week by the following groups
15th March
Indian Community
22nd March
Cafod Group
th
29 March
Choir Group
Because of the Myanga Concert there will
be no Stations of the Cross nor Benediction
this Sunday.
FRUGAL LUNCH
Churches Together are hosting a Frugal Lunch
at Wellington Methodist Church on Tuesday
31st March at 12noon. Tickets are available at
the door and cost £2.50. Proceeds will be
shared between Christian Aid and Cafod.
Everyone is welcome.
DIARY DATES
March
17th St Patrick’s Day
19th Childrens’ First Forgiveness
23rd Knit & Natter
24th Churches Together Spring Forum
31st Frugal Lunch, Wellington Methodist
Church
April
1st
2nd
3rd
3rd
4th
5th
16th
21st
28th
Chrism Mass
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Churches Together ‘Walk of Witness’
Vigil Mass 7pm
Easter Sunday
Parish Pastoral Council meeting
CWL Mass and AGM
Parish Finance Committee meeting
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