Newsletter

Parish NEwsletter

St Luke's News update

9th May 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.


6th SUNDAY OF EASTER: 


MASS INTENTION FOR TODAY: Tom Price (L.D.)


LAST WEEKS COLLECTION: £330.50. (Including Standing Orders). Many Thanks.


ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: Proclaim a joyful sound let it be heard; proclaim to the ends of the earth: The Lord has freed his people, alleluia


RESPONSE TO THE PSALM. The Lord has shown his salvations to the nations.


GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! Jesus said: If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him. Alleluia!


COMMUNION ANTIPHON: If you love me, keep my commandments, says the Lord, and I will ask the Father and he will send you another Paraclete, to abide with you for ever, alleluia.


TODAY (TEAM B)

STEWARDS: Geraldine and Laurence Tottle, Elizabeth Jones and Frank Cassidy.

READER: Martin Stanford


NEXT SUNDAY (TEAM C)


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

NEXT WEEKS READER: Bea Porter


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK.

Today - Tom Price (L.D.)

Monday – Private intention

Tuesday – Private Intention

Wednesday – Private intention (H.T.)

Thursday – The Ascension 9.15a.m. (St. John’s)

Friday – For the People

Saturday– Holy Souls

Next Sunday – Peter Ainsworth (L.D.).


R.I.P:

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Joan Byers, a long time Faithful member of our Parish who sadly died recently. Her Funeral will take place on Friday 21st May 11.30 am at Landican. Please keep Joan and her family in your prayers.


MAY:

The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary.


THE HOLY FATHER’S INTENTION FOR MAY

is that those in charge of Finance will work with the governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.


DURING THE MONTH OF MAY

The Rosary will be prayed in St John’s Church each Saturday evening at 4.30pm and on Tuesday’s, before the 9.15am Mass and on Thursdays before the 7pm Mass. The Monthly Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour will be held in St John’s Church this Tuesday 4th May at 7pm. All are most welcome.


The Feast of the Ascension

This Thursday 13th May will be celebrated in St John’s Church with a Mass at 9.30am (celebrated by Fr Paschal) and a Mass at 7pm (celebrated by Fr Bernard). Mass will also be celebrated in St Anne’s Church, Rock Ferry at 12 noon.


Inter-Diocesan Fuel Management Limited

is a Catholic organisation currently recruiting an Administrator. The Company purchases gas, electricity, fuel oil and biomass for the majority of Catholic Dioceses in England and Wales. The role is working with others in the department processing invoices, collecting data and general administration duties. This is a full-time post: 35 hours Monday to Friday based at the Curial Office, Birkenhead, Wirral. Salary: £16K to 19K dependant on experience. Closing date 28 May 2021. Please send CV to Pauline McCulloch recruitment@dioceseofshrewsbury.org For further details please visit the website http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/curia/vacancies


FOOD BANK.

Thanks to all who contributed to this month’s Food Bank collection we had a healthy amount of food plus donations amounting to £60. We checked with the staff as what is acceptable. They do not take fresh or chilled items. Items urgently required; Tinned fish, Tinned potatoes, Squash, Sugar, Tinned fruit, Washing up liquid, Instant mash, Coffee (small), Jam, and U.H.T. milk


A.P.F.

Today, Laurence Tottle will be distributing the APF magazines and also the envelopes for you to empty the Red Boxes.


THOUGHTS ON St. JOHN 15:9-17

John gives us a beautiful insight into Jesus’ interior life: the driving force of his life was to glorify the Father: many times Jesus refers to glorifying his Father. Jesus shows us that the source of love, the source of joy and the source of all that we receive is the good Creator - Father, the Lord of heaven and earth, Jesus revealed the Fathers love by keeping the father's commandments faithfully and submitting with perfect humility to the service of the Father.


If we desire to follow Jesus’ example, it will require concentration and focus on our part. It is impossible for us to communicate love to others unless we ourselves are aware of the love God has for us. Despair is a darkness many believers suffer and highlights how far removed we are from realising gods great love for us. The Father does not make the excessive demands on us that the world makes, He never puts us on our plate anything we cannot deal with. So the cross we bear must have as its source only the Father, and not the world.


Christ makes it clear that we are the heart of the divine life and divine pattern he has left for us on earth. ‘These things I have spoken to you… he said those show that your joy may be full’.



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.

Every path has its puddle.