MASSES FOR THE WEEK 17th October 2015
||For all those who help in the parish (Fr Peter)
||God's blessings on Fiona Goff on her birthday (Tina Kirk)
||At Hadlow: For the People of the Parish
||Bryce Cottrell RIP (Jeane Cottrell)
||For the People of Gaza
||At Hadlow: No Mass - Communion service
||Ian, Georgina, Ava & Isobella Hoskins (Lisa Nicholls)
||Mimi Gower RIP (her daughter)
||For the Higgins family
||Welfare of Tony Johnston (Anne & Tony Mahoney)
||God's Blessings on Bishop Paul Tan (Sue Medwin)
||At Hadlow: For the People of the Parish
||God's Blessings on Mary Woodhouse (Rosalind Brunwin)
Friday: ROSARY 10.30am SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturday 10.30am -11.15pm and 5.30pm-6pm
Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Preface I
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; in the shadow of your wings protect me.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord; no one can come to the Father except through me. Alleluia!
COMMUNION ANTIPHON: Behold, the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, who hope in his merciful love, to rescue their souls from death, to keep them alive in famine.
: the suffering servant will, in the end, get his reward from God. The suffering servant here could be an individual (such as someone who cares for others), or the community (such as the churches in Syria), or Jesus Christ Himself. In all the Eucharistic Prayers, the institution narrative quotes Jesus saying he poured out his blood ‘for many’
, as he said at the Last Supper. He was probably consciously fulfilling the prophecy in today’s First Reading
, in which Isaiah says that God’s servant would ‘justify many’
let us recite this psalm truly trusting and hoping in God, “our help and our shield”
. Second Reading:
Jesus, being a man like us but without sin, is the true high priest who alone can bestow mercy and grace for timely help. Gospel:
there are a number of different implications we could take from this Gospel
. One (but not the only one) is as a challenge to complacency or apathy amongst church members. Being a disciple of Jesus means not an easy life but a life of service of others, which can come at personal cost.
for your offertory gifts last weekend which amounted to £1,667.49. To date £2,519.35 has been collected for the Solar Lights for Malawi Appeal.
is World Mission Day and there will be a second collection for Missio (formerly APF) which supports Foreign Missions. This collection supports churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor. There are some Missio envelopes at the back of the church.
is the third National Mass Count. (Mass counters, the sheet for your figures is on the table in
the church at the back where the collection baskets are kept).
Fr Mark Higgins who is celebrating the first Mass of Sunday (Sat eve) today.
There is an important message attached, it could also be of interest to all parishioners.
SUBSCRIBERS TO DAY BY DAY
Your next issue is available this weekend. Please look on the parish notice board.
FISHER HALL BOOKINGS are being dealt with by Jan in the Parish Office 353984 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org It would be helpful if hall booking enquiries are made when Jan is in the parish office rather than leaving an answerphone message. Monday 10.30am-3.30pm Tuesday 2.30pm-5.00pmThursday 10.30am-2.30pm Friday 2.30pm-5.00pm.
HOLY HOUR: Mondays 9.25am-10.25am, Thursdays 9.00am, Fridays 9.55am-10.55am, Saturdays 8.55am-9.55am and 4.00pm on Sundays. An hour of silent prayer with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
at Corpus Christi on the first Friday of the month.
LEGION OF MARY
meetings every Monday at 10.30am in the sacristy. Juniors meet every Thursday 4.45pm-5.45pm in the sacristy.
in the narthex at Corpus Christi on the first weekend of the month and at Hadlow the last.
Please pray for the sick and housebound especially Iris Hayes, Claire Griffey, Jean Gooch, Mary Boden, Michael Fleming, Edward Cooke, Mary Miller, Robert Cooper, Maxine Brown, Betty Whitney, Ronnie & Charlotte Brown, Wyn Lobo, Tony Johnston, Fran Walker, John Pinch, Susan Swan, Barbara Tucker, Mary Wallis, David Moss, Stephen Marsden, Lily Wells, Mark Swarbrick, Alan Branch, Baby Mila Pearce, Marlis Pratt, Brenda Vernon, Amelia Leitao, Tracey Devlin and Fr Behruz Raf'at, and for their families and friends.
PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD
Please remember in your prayers, those who have died, may they rest in peace. Amen. Also, for those whose anniversaries occur at this time especially Mary Richardson, Maria Hooper and Peter Bradley.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND GRAND DRAW
Our Parish Christmas Bazaar is on Saturday 28th
November from 10am to 2.00pm. Keep this date free so that we can make it an occasion for our whole parish family. Grand Draw tickets are available this weekend.
The first prize is £400, £200 for the second as well as other cash prizes plus other excellent prizes. Please buy/sell as many tickets as you can. Tickets are £1 each, five per book. Please return the counterfoils with cash/cheque in a sealed envelope or bag clearly marked ‘Grand Draw’ to the presbytery. Please take a flyer and keep it handy as it gives you all the information for items needed for the Bazaar.
ST PETER'S GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE:
The names of all those commemorated in the Garden of Remembrance will be read out at the beginning of the 10.45 am Mass at Hadlow on Sunday 1 November. Mass will be followed by a Coffee Morning. All parishioners are warmly invited. Donations of cakes will be gratefully received.
PARISH MOTHER/FATHER &TODDLER GROUP
will be starting on Wednesday 4th November between 10.00am and 11.30am in the Fisher Hall and will run every Wednesday. Calling all grandparents/child minders. mums and dads, please come along for a chat and a cuppa and watch the children play.
Now is the time to have your red box emptied. Will those who usually bring their box in do so as soon as possible. If you know you have a collector calling, please wait until it is collected. One or two of the new people will not be collected, if you are unsure then bring it in. Do not leave the box laying around, give it to someone at Mass or leave in the office. I have had two boxes stolen from the Narthex. Any queries, ring Mollie on 365329.
Any forms that need signing by Father Peter cannot be left at the parish office to be signed. You will need to arrange an appointment with Fr Peter and be present
when the form/s are signed.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
All registration forms should now have been completed and handed to Mrs Tina Kirk. Children's meetings are on Tuesdays at the new time of 5pm-6pm starting on Tuesday 3rd November in the Fisher Hall. They will not be every Tuesday, a list of dates will have been given to you at the parents meeting on 12th October. Please make sure that you put the following important dates of the Masses on which the children will receive their First Communion in your diary: Saturday 11th June & Saturday 18th June 2016 at 1.30pm.
are meeting at the Angel Centre on Tuesday 27th October at 7.30pm for 8pm to see Far from the madding crowd.
Corpus Christi Youth Group usually meet in the sacristy on Mondays 6.00pm-7.00pm during term time. If you are interested in joining CCYG you would be most welcome.
the next fun night is Saturday 31st October at 7.30pm in the Fisher Hall. All welcome!
MESSAGE FROM FR PETER STODART St. Gregory’s is over-subscribed, but the number of applications from Catholic families is disappointingly low. Clearly, parents must make the choice that they feel will be best for their child, but I strongly urge all Catholic parents to consider making St. Gregory’s their first choice, even if their child passes the eleven plus. You can visit the school on 21st and 22nd October between 9 and 10.30 a.m. There is a letter available from the Dean (Fr Peter Stodart) at the back of the church for parents with children at Junior Schools.
YOUNG CATHOLIC ADULTS
, are organising a weekend at Aylesford During 31st
Nov 2015, there are still a small number of places left. Please see:- https://v1.bookwhen.com/yca-aylesford-2015.
There are 2 Masses, which will be open to all ages,
sung by The Schola Gregorianna of Cambridge:-
a Dominican Rite Requiem at 11am on Saturday 31st
Oct (Relic Chapel) followed by a Marian procession. On Sunday 1st
November there will be a Mass of All Saints at 10am (St. Joseph’s Chapel) – all are welcome.