Twenty-Second Sunday (C)
Mass Readings: 130 – 132
Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 60
In the first reading the author praises the person who is humble. A humble person is conscious of his weakness, and never rejects wisdom, no matter where it comes from. Such a person will find favour with God and with his friends and neighbours. Pride raises the barrier to God’s graciousness and to communion with our fellows.
This ties with the Gospel where the key phrase is: Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.
Jesus criticises those who thrust themselves forward, and engineer their way to the top. That’s not the way to gain honour in the kingdom. Honour in the kingdom comes from the host, not from the guest. God confers honour on those who are humble.
If we want to know the quality of our love, all we have to do is look at the kind of people with whom we share it. Those who act of motives of self interest will receive no reward from God. But those who act from motives of disinterested and charity will receive a reward at the resurrection.
This Sunday’s teas will be served by the Knights of St Columba.
The next Sunday teas will be served by the UCM.
Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.
Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £387.56p + £343.65p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £731.21p. The 2nd collection for Parish Funds was £127.37p. Thank you for your generosity. Today’s 2nd collection is for Parish Funds.
The 2nd collection next week will be for the Catholic Education Service (which promotes Catholic education in schools in England & Wales).
Blessed Sacrament: We will continue to have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm until further notice.
First Tuesday of the Month: Adoration and Gospel discussion from 7.30 – 8.30pm in the Parish Centre. All are welcome.
Spirituality and Reflection: Once a month, we are showing a series of DVDs for personal growth. The next film will be screened on Tuesday 10th September at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre. The film will last approximately 1hr, all are welcome.
You Can Help Your Marriage – Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. There is no group therapy or group work. This programme has helped 10s of 1000s of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information about Retrouvaille, or to register for the next programme commencing with a residential weekend on 13th – 15th September 2019 Call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org – or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk
Annual Parish Pilgrimage: St Mary’s Shrine at West Grinstead and afternoon in Worthing. – Saturday 28th September 2019 – £25 which includes a £5 donation to St Marys’. Bookings will be taken from the weekend 7th/8th Sept and every weekend up to the 28th.
Lighting Candles: Please take care when lighting candles in the Church. Please ensure that the candle wax does not drip onto the newly treated floor.
Baptism preparation classes will be held on the 5th and 12th of September at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre (4 Genoa Road).
Barn Dance 2019: Please place a note on your calendar that the Knights of St Columba will be holding their popular annual parish event on Friday 11th October. Further details to be advised and tickets go on sale very soon.
Alpha Courses: Over the past couple of years, hundreds of people in our Deanery have experienced Alpha. One adult participant’s feedback was, “Amazing experience 10/10!”. A young person on Youth Alpha described it as “Awesome!”. Why did they like it so much? Find out for yourself at Holy Innocents’ Orpington this Autumn. Adult Alpha – Friday lunchtimes or evenings starting 20 September. Youth Alpha (Year 9 up to age 19) – Sunday evenings starting 22 September. Contact Stephen Walsh (07778 email@example.com) for more details.
Peace: Please be peaceful and respectful in Church. The Church is a place for prayer and worship. Please save conversations for outside of the Church. Thank you.
Hospital Admissions: If you are due to be admitted to hospital or if you know of a parishioner who has been admitted to hospital then please let one of the clergy know. Thank you.
Repository Gifts: Please take a look at the range of cards and gifts available in the repository.
Please pray for the sick of the Parish: John Barry, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, and Michael Creech.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (1st Sept—8th Sept 2019) (Year: C)
|Sunday 1st||TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY (C)|
|Penny Fenn Clark RIP
Mr & Mrs D. D’Souza RIP
People of the Parish
|9:30am||Peter Gorman RIP|
|Tuesday 3rd||St Gregory the Great, pope|
|Thomas & Maureen De Vaney RIP
For the Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes
|9:30am||Intentions of Joseph Mario Figueira|
|Intentions of Kim Vu|
|9:30am||Fr. Gregory Moore RIP|
|TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY (C)
People of the Parish
Deceased of the Monteiro Family
Olga & Lancelot Trype RIP
Bill & James Kirby RIP
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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