17th Sunday Ordinary Time C 24th July 2016

Responsorial Psalm:
On the day I called, you
answered me, O Lord.
Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia, alleluia!
The Word was made flesh
and lived among us;
to all who did accept him,
he gave power to become
children of God.
Sacrament of Baptism
We welcome into our
parish Community Isla
Kay Pedder who is
baptised here today/
Sunday (1pm).
As Helen and Paul Pedder give thanks
to God for the gift of Isla, may she in
turn bring many blessings and much
happiness to them.
Wedding Bells
and Best wishes to Elizabeth McCarthur & Hiren
Dhimar who are getting
married here next Saturday
(30th) at 2pm.
St David's Jubilee Year 2016
Looking Ahead
Sunday, 28 August :
Parish Picnic
Friday, 16 September :
Jubilee Concert
Saturday, 29 October:
‘Tastes of India’
Friday, 11 November :
Jubilee Mass
Eglwys Catholig Dewi Sant, Yr Wyddgrug
St.David’s Catholic Church, Mold
Collection for Flowers
Farewell and Thank you
Parish Priest: Fr. Pius Mathew CMI,
St.David’s Presbytery, St.David’s Lane, Mold. CH7 1LH
Email: [email protected]
01352 752087
Today (24th July), we will say “Farewell”
to the Morris family and to Sheila and Bob
Naybour. We thank them for being part of
our parish community and for their generous service and involvement .
Tea/Coffee will be served in the Hall after
the Mass, so that we can thank them and
say our “Goodbyes”. We wish them every
blessing in the future.
Deacon David Joy:01352 754722 LSUConvent:01352 700121
Website: http://www.stdavidsmold.org.uk/
www.wrexhamdiocese.org.uk http://www.cmi.org.in
24th July 2016
17th Sunday Ordinary time
23rd July Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
God’s gifts put man’s best dreams
to shame.
(Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
For People of the Parish
God’s will is not an itinerary,
but an attitude. (Andrew Dhuse)
24th July Sunday
Mass 11am
Let us pray for the Sick
Jones, Jim Hughes, Margaret Carr, Judith Rowe, Margaret Evans, Fred Battersby,
Gwen Jones,Joe Goggin, Ian
Byron, 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
(23rd July) Alice Clark, Christopher Hand,
Joan Fryer, Ann Plumer (24th July) Thomas
Couron (25th July) Thomas Wilson, (26th
July) Michael Hynes, Bridget Louise Williams
(27th July) John Cafferty, Patrick Michael
Brennan (28th July) Lawrence Brannan (29th
July) Patrick Brannan, George O’Neill, Samson Williams
Year C
Int. The Morris Family
(Simon Hughes)
Monday :
25th July
26th July
Feast: St. James, Apostle
Mass 9.15am
Int. Mary Brown (Win and Brian Eagan)
Mem. Ss.Joachim and Anne
Mass 7pm
Christopher Shone RIP (Dea& Eddie Saul)
Wednesday: Liturgy of the day
27th July
Mass 9.15am
Ruth Hood RIP (Mary McCarry)
Liturgy of the day
28th July
Mass 9.15am
Thomas&Winifred Jones (Kathleen Jones)
Mem. St.Martha
29th July
Mass 9.15am
Tommie Flannery RIP (Kathleen Jones)
30th July Saturday
Mass at 5.30pm
31st July Sunday
Mass 11am
Madeleine Davis RIP
(Michel Davis)
For People of the Parish
Rosary and
Every Friday
following the
morning Mass
at 9.15am
Sacrament of
10.30am to
& Before the Vigil
Sundays before
the Mass
woman who was
on a diet came
into work with a huge chocolate cream cake. When
her friends asked if she had
stopped dieting she told
them that God wanted her
to have the cake. “I saw it
in the bakery and prayed to
God to let there be a parking spot outside, if he wanted me to have the cake.
And on the 10th time round,
there was the parking
everyone else knows will
be our ruin. The same happens when an alcoholic
prays for a bottle of whisky.
There are those who tend
to think that prayer is like a
religious fruit machine, a
divine one-arm-bandit. You
put your request in, pull the
handle and eventually you
hit the jackpot. Of course,
this would be to treat God
like some sort of robot that
did not have our welfare at
heart. It’s the sort of prayer
that people make to win the
Our Father or the Lord’s
Prayer, we notice that there
is a lot of emphasis at the
beginning on God’s will
being done in all things,
and the values of God’s
kingdom permeating our
thoughts and actions. Maybe if we remained open in
our prayer, telling God of
our needs and desires, but
asking him to help us become conformed to his will,
then we would start to
change our approach to
o it’s hardly surprising
that people talk about
unanswered prayer. The
very thought that God
would completely ignore us
when we turn to him is ridiculous. But scripture tells
us that sometimes we are
asking for the wrong thing
or with the wrong motives
and that’s why we don’t
receive what we want.
Prayer is always answered;
it’s just that sometimes the
answer is “no”, or it comes
in a way we didn’t expect.
prayer, wanting to be part
of God’s plan rather than
getting him to change his
plans to suit ours. Prayer
would become a request to
change us.
Prayer is a strange thing.
Some people feel the need
to tell God a shopping list of
things that they want, as if
he didn’t already know what
they need! And often we
nd maybe that’s why
ourselves don’t realise what
we have to wait until
we really need and we pray
the second half of the Our
for things that we think will When we look at the prayer Father before we get round
make life better, but which that Jesus taught us, the to asking for things…
Thank you for the £601.24 collected for the Ethiopia Appeal.
£289 was gift aided.
Sea Sunday
Thank you
After Sea Sunday our parish knitters have
sent another batch of about 35 hats to the
Liverpool Seafarers' Centre. Thank you,
The U.N. say Ethiopia is facing the worst faithful knitters, and also thanks to generous
famine for 30 years.Caused in part by donors of wool left in the box at the back of
the effects of El Nino, high food prices at church.
market and low prices for malnourished
cattle. Mothers say they can’t remember L’Arche Flintshire
when they last could give their children 3
Thank you
meals a day. Families are having to sell
their oxen which they badly need for We are grateful to all who supported our
Charity Shop. It has once again proved to be
ploughing etc.
very successful . We thank all who donated
Cafod through our Caritas partners has items for sale and say a special “Thank You”
reached over 15,000 people with food to those who assisted in the shop giving
aid, seeds for the next harvest and cash many hours of service.
for the most needy. It is hoped to reach
25,000 with clean water. People do not
“Save a Life” Campaign
want to be dependent on aid, and are
Mayor of Mold’s Variety Concert involved in cash for work programmes.
Wednesday 24th August, 7.30pm
They are planting seeds in the hope of
rains from July to September and a good Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Theatre Clwyd,
Mold, in aid of the Mayor’s Save a Life camharvest.
The money we have sent is saving lives paign.
now children are getting 1 good meal a An evening of music, dance, magic and
day in the worst hit areas. Seeds are laughs! With special guests 12 year old
singing sensation Beau Dermott, star of this
planted in hope of a good harvest.
Please Pray for the people and the har- year’s Britain’s Got Talent final and 2013
vest. Thank You for your continued sup- semi finalist, Welsh songstress Jodi Bird.
Money Matters :
Joyce and John Elcock
Offertory Collection last weekend
£660.30 of which £342.10 was Gift Aided.
Cafod Plant Sale
Aid: If you are a Tax Payer, please
This year’s Plant Sale raised Gift
consider filling out the Gift Aid form which
£387. We are most grateful to all who is in the church porch to receive a box of
supported us both by bringing and buying plants etc as well as by giving donations to the cause. CAFOD will be using
this money to help people suffering in
countries troubled by food shortage and
strife. Thank you again.
John and Tina Harradine
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.
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done.(Harry Fosdick)