PARISH PRIEST. Fr. Bernard Forshaw. 645 3996 firstname.lastname@example.org
RETIRED PRIEST. Fr. Paschal Byrne. 644 7530. email@example.com
PARISH WEB SITE: www.stlukesbebington.co.uk
PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS
K. Woodward 343 945 6267.
1st SUNDAY IN ADVENT. Year C.
During Advent and Christmastide, we are asked to pray for these intentions: Migrants and refugees, Expectant mothers.
is a day of special prayer for all migrants and refugees.
MASS INTENTIONS TODAY. Ints of Kay Ainsworth.
NEXT SUNDAY. Margaret Burrowes L.D
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let none who hope in you be put to shame.
RESPONSE TO THE PSALM: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help. Alleluia!
COMMUNION ANTIPHON: The Lord will bestow his bounty, and our earth shall yield its increase.
COLLECTION: £457 including standing orders.
THIS WEEKS READER: Joan Mason.
NEXT WEEKS READER: Frank Cassidy
CONFESSIONS. Saturday morning in St. John’s from 10.30 to 11.30am.
During Advent, there will be Holy Hour each Sunday from 3.00p.m until 4.00 p.m. in St. John’s Church.
during the coming week at St John’s are on Monday and Tuesday at 9.15am and on Thursday at 7pm.
The next collection for the food bank will be next Monday 6th December.
LIVING ADVENT TODAY.
Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise. Luke 21-34.
It was an ordinary day. I asked three monks if I could take their picture. “Why do you want a picture of us on such an uneventful day?” I thought for a few seconds and replied, “because I won't be able to get this photograph tomorrow”. Augustine one of the monks and our Abbott said he would have to remember that line.
Advent is a time when we are asked by the church to awaken from our drowsiness and be alert, be watch full. This is a season that comes round once a year it is an opportune time to rouse our oft- sleeping hearts and ready ourselves for the Lord. These days are a reminder to live as best we can for this one day- for we will not have the chance once it is passed.
Fr. James Stephen Berens OCSO.
A NOTE FROM THE DIOCESE OF SHREWSBURY.
Bishop Mark will be leading us in prayer at the Cathedral for Holy Hour on Wednesday 1st December at 5pm. We will be praying for all those across society that have been affected by abuse. In our busy lives running up until Christmas, this Holy Hour provides us all with an opportunity to reflect and pray for the strength of God to aid those around us within our parishes and communities who may be facing challenges. We are evidently not clear of the pandemic yet and the journey has presented challenges for many in their daily lives. For those impacted by abuse that present themselves for help and those that remain unseen, please remember them in your prayers.
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.
It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased. If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding officer for your religious congregation, or directly to the Police. If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and, to the safeguarding officer. CSAS can be contacted by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Holy Hour will be live streamed via the Shrewsbury Cathedral Church Services link: https://www.churchservices.tv/shrewsburycathedral
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.
Put your future in good hands – your own.