28th March 2021
PARISH PRIEST. Fr. Paschal Byrne. 644 7530. Email: email@example.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.
MASS INTENTION FOR TODAY: Juan Fernandez
LAST WEEKS COLLECTION: £421.30. Many thanks.
RESPONSE TO THE PSALM.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory: Christ was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross. But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all names. Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory.
Father, if this chalice cannot pass without my drinking it, your will be done.
TODAY (TEAM A)
STEWARDS : Geraldine and Laurence Tottle, Elizabeth Jones and Frank Cassidy.
READER: D Harries. Gospel: Laurence Tottle, Fr. Paschal and Joan Mason
NEXT SUNDAY (TEAM C)
STEWARDS: David and Joanne Harries, Sue Meadows, Margaret Morris and Liz Elliott.
NEXT WEEKS READER: Joan Mason
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK.
Today - Juan Fernande
Monday – For the People
Tuesday – Requiem Mass
Wednesday – Holy Souls
Thursday – Nance Shipman (B’Day Anniv)
Friday – (No Mass today)
Saturday– Stanisznislaw Staszni
Next Sunday – Kath Holland
SERVICES AT ST. JOHN’S THIS WEEK
Mon, Tues, Wed of Holy Week there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 8.30a.m. until Mass at 9.15a.m.
Holy Thursday. Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00p.m (celebrated by Fr. Paschal.)
Good Friday. Stations of the Cross at 10.30a.m. Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00p.m. Saturday. Easter Vigil Mass at 7.00p.m. (celebrated by Fr.Paschal).
Please remember that your booking forms must be in by 10.00a.m. on Tuesday 30th March.
Stations of the Cross: Today at 3.00pm
FAMILY FAST DAY
Many thanks to all who contributed to our Family Fast Day collections. Our total was £262.00 which will be sent to Cafod.
THE REQUIEM MASS
ForAnn Cullen will be In St. John’s this Tuesday, 30th March, at 11.00a.m. followed by Cremation at Landican. 12.30pm.
Please pray for the soul of Danny Northall a valued member of our parish for many years who sadly died this week. His Funeral will be of Wednesday 14th April at 1.00p.m In Landican Centre Chapel. Please keep Danny’s family in your prayers.
The next collection will be this Monday 29th March, (the week before Easter), you can leave any food donations in the porch.
PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION.
Bear in mind today as you read or hear St. Mark’s account of the account of Jesus’ Passion, that his brutal death was not the result of chance or circumstances but part of the mystery of God’s plan. In other words, every detail or movement, every nuance, every word action or event was precisely according to God’s definite plan and foreknowledge. As we saw on Good Friday, this does not mean that all the key players were merely passive – they were not- but were conscious and aware of the heartbeat of God’s purpose and Jesus’ authority freely to lay down his life and freely to take it up again.
All four Evangelists highlight the Crucifixion, the Cross of Christ, as the reason why the Son of God became man. He was destined to suffer and to die, and to raise us up with him. Underpinning all of this is love: God’s love for each one of us. Jesus’ heart was full of love for each one of us. He spent himself out of love for us and the cross became, the source of our eternal salvation. Jesus’ death on the cross justifies every human being who believes in him – it makes us righteous and holy and pleasing to God.
Our Father wants us to believe, follow and worship his Son Jesus, acknowledging him to be our Saviour. We are called to take up our cross and follow Christ, for just as he suffered, so too must we. Our vocation is to follow in Jesus steps. Our hope and prayer is that in this most holy and special of weeks each of us can grow in our love, devotion and worship of Jesus on the cross and crucified. One who is the Saviour of the World.
Taken from, Bible Alive.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.
Energy is the petrol of life, tact the lubricating oil.