10th January 2021
PARISH PRIEST. Fr. Paschal Byrne. 644 7530. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISH SISTER. Sr. Brigid Kelly 652 5655.
PARISH WEB SITE: www.stlukesbebington.co.uk
PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS
K. Woodward 343 9457. L. Davies 364 1935. Norrie Inglis 645 4809.
MASS INTENTION FOR TODAY: Breda Ward.
LAST WEEKS COLLECTION: £505.00. Many thanks.
TODAY is the Baptism of the Lord. The Christmas. Season ends today.
RESPONSE TO THE PSALM. The Lord will bless his people with peace.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! The heavens opened and the father’s voice resounded: “This is my Son the Beloved. Listen to him.” Alleluia!
COMMUNION ANTIPHON: Behold the one of whom John said: I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God
TODAY (TEAM C)
STEWARDS: David and Joanne Harries, Sue Meadows, Margaret Morris and Liz Elliott
READER: David and Joanne Harries.
NEXT SUNDAY (TEAM C)
STEWARDS: Kathy and Gerard Small, Sue Davies, Sue Carr and Christine Davies
READER: Frank Cassidy
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Terry Pearson who sadly died this week. May he rest in peace. Pray also for his family and friends.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK.
Monday – Private Intention (AT).
Tuesday - Mary Davies
Wednesday - Ints of Kevin McKenna’s Family
Thursday - Joan and Kath Molloy
Friday - Andrew Ward
Saturday – Geraldine Tinker
Next Sunday -
will continue to be posted on the parish notice board located at the side of the parish house and on the parish web site.
Congratulations to Terri Ann McGrath who was this month’s lucky winner of the 50/50 club. You too could be a winner. For just £1 per month, you could be entered in the draw. Please see Peter Howard for details of how to join.
On Solemnity of the Epiphany, Pope Francis says: "If we do not worship God, we will worship idols.
THE Baptism of the Lord.
Jesus’ Baptism was a defining moment in his life. Immersed in the waters of the Jordan, he embraced his mission as the saviour of the World. In Jesus’ Baptism we are brought into the very heart of two profound mysteries of our faith: Firstly, the depth of Jesus’ identification with every human person and secondly, the revelation that God is Three persons in One. Today’s Gospel can help us to marvel and wonder at the mystery of our faith. The baptism John held out was a baptism of repentance (Mark 1-4), which is why he tried to deter Jesus (Matt 3-14). He who had no sin had no need to repent. We cannot really understand what it would be like to be sinless. Can you imagine being completely free and unburdened by pride, jealousy, self-seeking and all the other urges at work within our hearts? God’s love for us, however, is revealed by his desire to identify with us in sinfulness. It is hard to get our head’s, let alone our hearts, around this incredible and amazing revelation of faith.
We mustn’t think that our God doesn’t understand the burden of our fallen human nature. Jesus became like us in every way except sin. He lived in obedience to his Father and through the power of the Holy Spirit was able to resist and overcome temptation and sin. The God we believe in is not a remote God but a living God, the father of our Lord Jesus, the Holy Spirit, our Counsellor and Comforter and the Lord Jesus our Brother, Saviour and Redeemer.
Taken from Bible Alive.
This month’s food donations will be taken to the food bank on Tuesday 19th January.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint