Newsletter

Parish NEwsletter

St Luke's News update

6th June 2021

Each week a Parish newsletter is written and distributed at Sunday Mass. 


Misplaced your copy or unable to attend this week? Look no further, the newletter is below!

PARISH PRIEST. Fr. Paschal Byrne. 644 7530. Email: mppbyrne7@gmail.com

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.


TODAY IS THE FEAT OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST:


MASS INTENTION FOR TODAY: Angela and David Austin


LAST WEEKS COLLECTION: £410 (Including Standing Orders). Many Thanks.


ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: I fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock.


RESPONSE TO THE PSALM: The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord's name.


GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the living bread which has come down from heaven, says the Lord. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever. Alleluia!


COMMUNION ANTIPHON: Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remain in me and I in him, says the Lord.


TODAY (TEAM C)


STEWARDS: David and Joanne Harries, Sue Meadows, Margaret Morris and Liz Elliott.

READER: Frank Cassidy


NEXT SUNDAY (TEAM A)


STEWARDS: Cathy and Gerard Small, Sue Davies, Sue Carr and Christine Davies

NEXT WEEKS READER: Bea Porter


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK.

Today - Angela and David Austin

Monday – Holy Souls

Tuesday – For the People

Wednesday – Private Intention

Thursday – Holy Souls

Friday – Private Intention

Saturday– Holy Souls

Next Sunday – Claire Higgins (L.D.)


R.I.P.

Please pray for James Forshaw, Joanie McAdam and Patrick Boylan who have died recently. Please also remember their familes in our prayers.


Congratulations

to Elizabeth Jones who was this months lucky winner of the 50/50 club.


The Real Presence


Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. John 6:24.


Imagine if you had been part of the crowd listening to Jesus when he tells them that they are to eat his flesh and drink his blood if they are to have eternal life! Would you have been tempted to join with those disciples who said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?


The early Christians knew that it was difficult, as difficult as accepting that their Saviour had been crucified. Yet the apostles and their disciples were adamant that, as St. Paul writes, in the cup and the bread, we participate in the Body and Blood of Christ.


Since 1264, the Church has celebrated the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. As In every generation, some Catholics today may struggle with the Church’s teaching of the Real Presence. Yet for 2,000 years, we turn to Christ and say with St, Peter “You have the Words of Eternal Life”.


LORD, Thank you for the great gift of the Holy Eucharist. Greg Erlandson.


TODAY

is the feast of Corpus Christi. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

after the 11.00am Mass until 3.00pm.


The feast of the Sacred Heart will be this Friday 11th June. There will be a 9.15am Mass in St. John’s.


APF/Missio:

our latest collection resulted in £430.90 from the brown envelopes. Many thanks for your very generous contributions. Furthermore, in what was such a difficult year for the APF/Missio, our parish total for 2020 was £1717.74. This is a phenomenal amount considering we barely managed two collections. Your contributions via the bank direct to the APF certainly made a difference. I am instructed by Fr Tony Chantry, the Missio National Director, to thank you all very, very much."


FOOD BANK.

The next collection for the Food Bank will be taken this Monday 7th June.


Please leave your donations in the Porch of the Parish House which will be locked nightly.


ST. LUKE’S ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT.

This statement, as presented to the diocese is now displayed at the back of the church as well as the exit door. Please take a copy if you wish.


As your Parish Priest I wish to record my gratitude for your faithful commitments and great generosity. I thank Pat Davies in particular for beavering away with the counting and the meticulous management of the parish finances. My thanks to Frank Whittaker for auditing and correcting my mistakes in the accounts.

Fr. Paschal Bryne.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

You only get one chance to make a first impression.