News letter for the week beginning 7th August – The Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm Irene and Albert Goodwin. 8.30am People of the Parish. 10.30am Michael Larkman. MONDAY 7.00pm  Saint Dominic Special intention (QC). TUESDAY 10.00 Feast of Saint Benedicta of the Cross Holy Souls.  WEDNESDAY 9.00am Saint Lawrence Thanksgiving for DEB. THURSDAY 10.00am Saint Clare Special intention (SR). FRIDAY 10.00am Requiem Mass for Rosanna Walsh. SATURDAY 10.00am Feria Christy Lambe.  ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 6.00pm People of the Parish . 8.30am Pamela O’Rourke. 10.30am Betty Grady.

CONFESSION – 5.15pm on Saturday or contact Father Neil (01213512161) or email  to arrange a mutually convenient time and place.

AUSTRIA AND OBERAMMERGAU AIRPORT TRANSFERS – Those who have booked transport on Wednesday  August 17th will need to be at Church for 2.55am at the latest.  Transport has been booked for departure at 3.00am. If you have not already paid, (£20.00 per person return) your payment is due as soon as possible.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – The Blessed Sacrament is exposed for silent adoration usually for an hour before Mass every day except Wednesdays and Sundays (unless there is a Requiem or funeral service).

READERS FOR NEXT WEEKEND AUGUST 13th /14th   6.00pm  Team A.  8.30am  Team C.  10.30am  Team E

MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION FOR NEXT WEEKEND AUGUST 13th / 14th  6.00pm Team X.  8.30am Team T.  10.30am   Team S

MASS ATTENDANCE  July 30th / 31st      6.00pm 138    8.30am 141    10.30am 115  Total 394

MONTH OF AUGUST – Throughout August the usual Sunday sung High Mass at 10.30am will be replaced with a simple ‘said’ Mass and hymns.  Altar servers will still be required but there will be no incense.  The choir will be taking a well-earned rest.  Readers and Ministers of Holy Communion will continue as per their rotas. There will be no Children’s Litrugy until the schools reopen in September.

SAINT OF THE WEEK Saint Jane Frances de Chantal was born in Dijon in 1572.  Her husband, Baron de Chantal died in an accident and at twenty eight years old and with four children Jane took a vow of chastity. In 1604 the Baroness met Saint Francis de Sales and he became her spiritual director.  With his support, after providing for her children, Jane started the Congregation of the Visitation. The new order was unusual in its public outreach, in contrast to most female religious who remained cloistered and adopted strict ascetic practices. At the time of her death, the order had eighty six houses. Jane Frances de Chantal was canonised on July 16th 1767 by Pope Clement XIII.  Her feast day is celebrated on August 12th.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH – May the Lord grant them consolation, peace and healing and to 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 William Forbes, Elizabeth Carberry, Walter Worthington, Norman Rumble, Grace Leigh,  Francis Houston, Margaret O’Connor, Michael Larkman and Elizabeth Tansley.

+ REST IN PEACE + Please pray for the repose of the souls of Rosanna Walsh and Sheila Muddiman who died recently. Rosanna’s Requiem Mass will be celebrated here on Friday August 12th at 10.00am. Arrangements for Sheila’s funeral Mass will be announced later.

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