SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN YEAR 3
Saturday 21 July
on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday 22 July
Mass at 10.00 am|
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 23 July
|Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Gavin Finnegan|
Tuesday 24 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for James Cunningham|
Wednesday 25 July
|Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Jessie Hazelton|
Thursday 26 July
|Mass at 7.00 for Andy McVeigh|
Friday 27 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for James Houliston|
Saturday 28 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Thomas Burns|
Monday 23 July
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Vincent de Paul Society
YOU ARE HERE ON HOLIDAY, YOU ARE VERY WELCOME; IF
YOU ARE GOING ON HOLIDAY, ENJOY YOUR BREAK.
Please remember in your prayers:
Jessie Hazelton, Molly McDaid, Gavin Finnegan,
James Leckie and James Cunningham who died recently;
Margaret Donnelly 1953, Rebecca Murray 2004, Annie Quigg 1972,
Alex Quigg 1997, Annie Walsh 1969, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons 1999,
Elizabeth Murray 2005 and Tommy Burns 1982
whose anniversaries occur at this time;
Nadine Smyth and Sean Nicoll who were married recently
and Jaina Kennedy Louise Archibald who was baptised recently.
Last weekend's collection amounted to £672.53 - many thanks. Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4300 per month. Each month £4000 is repaid to the Diocese for the building loan and levy.
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £322.43 - many thanks.
Paying your collection by monthly or quarterly banker's order makes money handling much safer. Banker's Order forms are available in the porch.
REFURBISHING THE BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL
A donation of £60 from a parishioner on 10 July brings the total collected for the refurbishment of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel to £4735.
At Samuel McLardy's recent Baptism, his parents requested that, instead of gifts, a collection for HCPT - The Pilgrimage Trust was taken. The amount raised was £90 which will help send a child to Lourdes - many thanks.
Did you realise that at the Last Supper it was only Judas who left early? Could you not wait until Mass is finished?
A box is available in the porch for baby goods, for example, talcum powder, lotion, shampoo and so on for The Innocents.
GOING INTO HOSPITAL
If you are going into hospital, please let the staff know you are a Roman Catholic in order that the Chaplain can be informed. The hospital does not routinely inform the chaplain about Catholic patients.
More people are required to read at 10.00 am Mass. If you can help, please volunteer.
SAINT PETER'S WEBSITE - RECORDING OUR HISTORY TODAY
Two years ago, on 13 July 2005, Saint Peter's website was launched. The site has over 700 pages, 430 photographs, 160 bulletins between 1960 and 2007, 4200 links and some audio clips of the choir. It has attracted over 21000 visits. It contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's. Father Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.
HCPT - THE PILGRIMAGE TRUST - SPONSORED CYCLE
Esther Coulter would like to thank all those who supported the recent sponsored cycle for HCPT. The amount raised was £1050. This, plus previous monies raised, allows us to pay for three children to go to Lourdes in Easter 2008. Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Bernadette, pray for us.
SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL RELIEF - PLEASE CAN YOU HELP?
Scottish International Relief (SIR) works with some of the poorest people in the third world countries such as Malawi, Liberia, Peru, Ecuador, India and Uganda, amongst others. SIR offers help by collecting unwanted clothes, bedding, bric-a-brac and tools. They then send the goods donated as aid or raise funds through shops for overseas projects. SIR will be visiting Saint Peter's on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September. There will be more details nearer the time. Photographs of the last two years' visits by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.
Gavin's family has requested family flowers only at his funeral. Instead of flowers, if you wish, a donation may be made towards the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Montgomerie Court Residents are having a Coffee Morning in the Parish Centre on Saturday 18 August at 10.30 am. There will be bric-a-brac, books, home baking, a bottle stall, tombola and so on. Tickets cost £1.00.
MATTHEW'S ACADEMY TIES
Saint Matthew's Academy ties are available from the Parish Office.
LEFT MY HARP
An angel was feeling rather blue with the uniform sameness of heaven and went to see Saint Peter. "All I do" the angel said"is play the harp endlessly and I'm getting bored." Saint Peter asked "What would you rather do?" The angel answered "I like to dance." "We don't allow dancing here in heaven," Saint Peter said "but I can see you need a change so I will allow you to take advantage of a once-in-an-eternal- lifetime offer. I will allow you 24 hours leave to return to earth and dance." "I'm gone" the angel said and in a trice the angel was in California and quickly found a dance hall run by Samuel Frank. Checking the harp and wings, the angel boogied and danced and had a great time until just seconds remained of the leave. The angel grabbed up the wings and immediately was in heaven again. Returning to Saint Peter, the angel said "I'm back and I am so happy. I'll never feel bored again." Saint Peter said "That's wonderful, but where is your musical instrument?" "Oh, no" the angel said "I left my harp in Sam Frank's Disco.".
If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.
Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
The readings for this weekend's Masses are shown below in English. They are available in eleven other languages including French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish by clicking on this link.
First Reading Genesis 18:1-10
The Lord appeared to Abraham at the Oak of Mamre while he was sitting by the entrance of the tent during the hottest part of the day. He looked up, and there he saw three men standing near him. As soon as he saw them he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them, and bowed to the ground. My lord, he said, I beg you, if I find favour with you, kindly do not pass your servant by. A little water shall be brought; you shall wash your feet and lie down under the tree. Let me fetch a little bread and you shall refresh yourselves before going further. That is why you have come in your servants direction. They replied, Do as you say. Abraham hastened to the tent to find Sarah. Hurry, he said, knead three bushels of flour and make loaves. Then running to the cattle Abraham took a fine and tender calf and gave it to the servant, who hurried to prepare it. Then taking cream, milk and the calf he had prepared, he laid all before them, and they ate while he remained standing near them under the tree. Where is your wife Sarah? they asked him. She is in the tent, he replied. Then his guest said, I shall visit you again next year without fail, and your wife will then have a son.
It makes me happy to suffer for you, as I am suffering now, and in my own body to do what I can to make up all that has still to be undergone by Christ for the sake of his body, the Church. I became the servant of the Church when God made me responsible for delivering God's message to you, the message which was a mystery hidden for generations and centuries and has now been revealed to his saints. It was God's purpose to reveal it to them and to show all the rich glory of this mystery to pagans. The mystery is Christ among you, your hope of glory: this is the Christ we proclaim, this is the wisdom in which we thoroughly train everyone and instruct everyone, to make them all perfect in Christ.
Jesus came to a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord's feet and listened to him speaking. Now Martha who was distracted with all the serving said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself? Please tell her to help me." But the Lord answered: "Martha, Martha," he said, "you worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better part; it is not to be taken from her.".