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St Luke's News update

16 January 2022

PARISH PRIEST. Fr. Bernard Forshaw. 645 3996 st.annes@hotmail.co.uk

RETIRED PRIEST. Fr. Paschal Byrne. 644 7530. mppbryne7@gmail.com


PARISH WEB SITE: www.stlukesbebington.co.uk

PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

K. Woodward 343 945 6267.


2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR C. Today is a day of Special Prayer for World Peace.


MASS INTENTION TODAY: D and K Patton.

Next Week: Mike Barry (L.D).


ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High!


RESPONSE TO THE PSALM. Proclaim the wonders of the Lord among all the peoples.


GOSPEL ACCLAMATION. Alleluia, alleluia! Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life: you have the message of eternal life. Alleluia!


COMMUNION ANTIPHON: You have prepared a table before me, and how precious is the chalice that quenches my thirst.


THIS WEEKS READER: Joan Mason.

NEXT WEEKS READER: Liz Sumner.


COVID RESTRICTIONS

Please remember social distancing is still important inside and outside the church building. It is recommended that face coverings be worn inside church at all times. Please continue to use the sanitiser when entering and leaving. Do not come to church if you have any Covid symptoms or feel unwell. Thank you for your understanding.


IN MEMORIAM

The following funerals will take place at St.John’s as follows;

Liam Rolston. Requiem Mass will be celebrated by Fr Paschal on Wednesday 19th January at 11.30am with Cremation at 1.00p.m in Landican.


James Thomas McGovern. Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Bernard on Monday 24th January at 12.30pm. Bill Catterall on 26th January at Noon.


Mike Barry on 1st February at Noon. Stephen Nolan on 8th February at Noon.


May they and all the faithful departed rest in peace. Remember them, and also their families in your prayers


LAST WEEKS COLLECTION: £ 374. Including Standing Orders. Many thanks.


WHEELCHAIR

A member of the parish has a wheelchair in good condition which she no longer requires. If anyone is interested, please contact Pat on 334 0111.


THE WIRRAL FOOD BANK.

Many thanks to all who contributed to this month’s collection for the Food Bank. As well as the very generous items of food, we also had £150.00 in cash. The date for the next collection will be on Monday 7thFebruary.


THE BEGINNING OF MIRACLES

At a marriage feast in Cana attended by Jesus and some relatives and friends, the host was embarrassed when he learnt that the supply of wine had run out. Mary told Jesus, apparently thinking he could work a miracle to provide extra wine. In this way he could display his messianic power and so convince people who he was. Jesus reminded her that he could not perform miracles just to please relatives and friends. This was not a time for a public demonstration of his messiahship, nevertheless, Jesus helped the host out of the difficulty. He performed the miracle privately, but the host immediately noticed the superior quality of the wine he produced. By this miracle Jesus showed his disciples, for the first time, something of the glorious power of the Messiah. This was probably the first miracle he performed after his baptism and the first he did publicly.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.