Bulletin for week beginning 26th September – The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary

MASS TIMES: TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 8.30am   Patrick Glendon. 10.30am  Carmel Maher.  MONDAY 10.00am St Vincent de Paul Sp. int. FF. TUESDAY 10.00am Feria Michael Larkman. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Sts Michael, Gabriel, Raphael Archangels Leonard James. THURSDAY (in school) St Jerome Leah Lansberry. FRIDAY 6.00pm St Therese of the Child Jesus Jim Stergiopoulos. SATURDAY 10.00am Guardian Angels John Farrell. Vigil Mass 6pm Pro. pop. TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 8.30am  Megan.  10.30am  Bet Tansley.

CONFESSION – Any one who would like to make their confession, contact Fr Neil (01213512161) or email  fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk to arrange a mutually convenient time and place. CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE

From August 16th 2021 Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning you do NOT have to go to Mass at the moment. Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals are allowed in church with no legal restrictions on the number of people. MASS OFFERED IN CHURCH As an act of Christian love everyone entering Church is asked to wear a face covering, because there are members of the congregation who are immune-suppressed and vulnerable, the only exceptions are those under 5 years of age. This is no longer a legal requirement but is still recommended by the government. Everyone will still be asked for their name and contact details – ‘track and trace’,  which we will have to continue to do until the government decides not to do so. Do NOT come if you are ill with or have symptoms of Covid-19.  The ‘one-way’ system of entrance/exit has been suspended and you may light your own candles. ‘Social distancing measures’ are relaxed and a system of a red card is in use –  if people would like others to refrain from getting too close to them – It will read ‘Please give me space’ . If someone puts this near them please respect it.  The last four rows of benches either side at the back of church are still segregated/socially distanced.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – The Blessed Sacrament is exposed for silent adoration usually for an hour before mass every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (unless there is a Requiem or funeral service).

CHILDREN IN YEARS 3 & 6 Parents of children in school years 3 & 6 whether in Holy Cross School  or in another school locally will need to register their children to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion & Confirmation for 2022. There will be an information meeting in Church on Tuesday 5th October 6-6.30pm for Year 3 (First Holy Communion) and 6.30-7.00pm for year 6 (Confirmation).

BIBLE STUDY – ON LINE – A FREE on-line course about the bible. The aim to give an understanding of the bible from start to finish (Genesis to the Apocalypse)  Starts Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 7pm. For information and to register go to www.comeandsee.org

SAINT JOHN PAUL II MULTI ACADEMY – JOB VACANCIES – SJPIIMAC are looking to appoint a Safegaurding Support Officer for St Edmund Campion, and a Cover Supervisor for Bishop Walsh. – if interested visit www.johnpaulii.co.uk or email hr@sjp2.net

SAINT OF THE WEEK – Saint Jerome was born in Dalmatia.  He studied in Rome where he was baptised. He chose the monastic life and went to Syria where he was ordained by Bishop Paulinus in 378 or 379.  He went back to Rome as secretary to Pope Damasus, who commissioned him to revise the Latin text of the Bible.  He went to Bethlehem to work on this project. His work is known as the Vulgate which the Church has adopted as the official version.  He also wrote many other works, mostly commentaries on the books of the Bible. In art, Jerome is often represented as one of the four Latin Doctors of the Church.  He has been portrayed as a cardinal. Even when he is depicted as a half-clad anchorite, with cross, skull and bible for the only furniture of his cell, the red hat or some other indication of his rank as cardinal is introduced somewhere in the picture.  Jerome is recognised as the patron saint of translators, librarians and encyclopaedists. His feast day is celebrated on September 30th.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH – May the Lord grant them consolation, peace and healing. May God give all involved in health care in hospital or in the community, grace, strength and perseverance.

IN MEMORIAM – Please pray for the repose of the souls of parishioners whose anniversaries occur at this time: Susan Stevens, Ivy Penrice, Michael Blake, Anna Byrne, Maureen Waspe, Robert Mullan, Ellen Blyth, William Taylor, Harriet Gough, Alan McNicholl and Mary Gardner.

+ REST IN PEACE + Please pray for the repose of the souls of Patricia Farrell, Patricia Dryburgh and Sarah Woodhall  all of whom have died recently. Pat Dryburgh’s Requiem Mass will take place on Friday October 1st, Susan’s Requiem Mass will take place on Tuesday October 5th and Pat Farrell’s Requiem Mass will take place on Friday October 8th.

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