21st February 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.
1st SUNDAY IN LENT
MASS INTENTION FOR TODAY: Neil Murray (LD)
LAST WEEKS COLLECTION: £363.00 Many thanks.
Please pray for Mark, 11th Bishop of Shrewsbury on the anniversary of his ordination to The Episcopate (2010).
RESPONSE TO THE PSALM
Your Ways, Lord, are faithfulness and love for those who keep your covenant.
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory! Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
One does not live on bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God
TODAY (TEAM C)
STEWARDS : David and Joanne Harries, Sue Meadows, Margaret Morris and Liz Elliott
READER: Joan MAson
NEXT SUNDAY (TEAM A)
STEWARDS: Cathy and Gerard Small, Sue Davies, Sue Carr and Christine Davies
NEXT WEEKS READER: Liz Sumner
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK.
Monday – Terry Jeffers
Tuesday – Laura Bronfield
Wednesday – Holy Souls
Thursday – For the People
Friday – Private Intention
Saturday– Eoghan Warner
Next Sunday – Teodor Hanzaryk (8th Anniv.)
SERVICES AT ST. JOHN’S THIS WEEK
Masses are Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s at 9.15am. Thursday’s at 7pm
Stations of the Cross Each Sunday at 3.00pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (in Church) and socially distanced Confessions (in the Day Chapel) Each Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am
GIFT AID ENVELOPES
On behalf of St Luke’s and Fr Pascal thank you for your continuing Offertory contributions during this pandemic. I know that for some of you it has been very difficult to use the envelope scheme during this period. Following my Newsletter information regarding Offertory Envelopes and appeal to consider using a Standing Order, 7 more Parishioners have selected this method in place of the boxes. To continue this momentum I have written to all Parishioners who currently use the Envelope scheme to think about Standing Order as an alternative. I can be contacted as follows:
Telephone; 0151 334 9822 OR 07802 353869. Alternatively you can email me at:
Peter J Howard
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Kath Richards who died recently. Her funeral will be on Tuesday 2nd March at Landican South Chapel at 12.30pm. Please keep her family in your prayers.
WOMENS WORLD DAY OF PRAYER.
The annual service for the Women’s World Day of Prayer entitled ‘Praying with Vanuatu’ will be on Friday 5th March in Christ Church. Higher Bebington at 2.00pm. This will be live streamed on christchurchbeb.org.uk Click ‘useful links’ and lastly ‘click here for our you tube streaming service’
TO OUR CATHOLIC UNIVERSE AND CATHOLIC TIMES READERS IN THE PARISH:
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DEALING WITH TEMPTATION:
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the Devil.
Every Lent, the gospel for the first Sunday is always focused on the fact that Jesus, before beginning his public ministry went into the harsh Judean desert to pray and fast for forty days. We can only imagine how weak and vulnerable he must have felt at the end of those days. Satan saw his chance to tempt Jesus to win people over – not by his teachings or his endurance of suffering, but by a magic show (turning stones into bread, throwing himself off a cliff and not getting hurt etc.). But Jesus will hear none of it. He has come to do the will of his Father which will include opposition and rejection by many and a cruel painful death on the cross. Satan slinks off, waiting for another opportunity.
So, the Church does not ease us gently into Lent. We are faced with the fact that the Evil One wants to turn us away from following Jesus. But, if we choose to follow Our Lord, to turn away from sin and believe in the Good News, our Lent will be a time of Spiritual growth and renewal.
Father Martin Pable O.F.M. Cap.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY,
When there is no enemy within the enemy outside can’t hurt you.