St Luke The Physician Bebington
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
76, Church Road Bebington, Wirral
27th September 2020
PARISH PRIEST. Fr. Paschal Byrne. 644 7530.
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.
is the 26th Sunday in ordinary time, and is a special day of prayer for the harvest. Friday is a special day of prayer for the needy and hungry of the world.
MASS INTENTION FOR TODAY:
St. Luke’s Saint Vincent de Paul Society, and for all past and present members.#
NEXT SUNDAY MASS INTENTION:
LAST WEEKS COLLECTION:
£ TBC (including standing orders)
A RETIRING COLLECTION
today will be for the work of St. Luke’s St. Vincent de Paul Society.
TODAY (Week B):
STEWARDS: Laurence and Geraldine Tottle, Pat and Elizabeth Jones. Frank Cassidy
READER: David and Joanne Harries.
STEWARDS: David and Joanne Harries, Sue Meadows, Margaret Morris and Liz Elliott.
READER: Frank Cassidy
ST. LUKE’S S.V.P, AWARENESS MONTH
Today’s retiring collection is for the work of St. Luke’s S.V.P. We respectfully ask that you support our work by donating to this Sunday’s retiring collection or if not convenient, a donation marked for, St.Luke’s SVP, could be put through the door of the Parish House at any time. Many thanks.
TRACK AND TRACE
Cards and pens are available at the Church entrance for your name and contact details, which must be filled in each week. At the exit door there are receptacles for your cards and for the pens. When you leave the Church at the end of Mass please ensure that you take all your belongings with you including newsletters etc. Do not leave anything on the Church premises as everything has to be cleansed before the next Mass. This is to comply with the Covid-19 regulations.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ann Caslin who taught for many years at St. John’s School and is the sister of Terri McGrath. Her Requiem Mass will be on Tuesday 6th October, at 11.00am at Christ the King, Bromborough. Please also keep Terri and her family in your prayers.
Many apologies to all red-box holders for the lack of communication for the past six months. Our last collection in March ended just as lock-down started and the money collected is still waiting to be banked. Missio (the new name for the APF) have now advised how the money can be paid directly without the need to go to the bank. However, it transpires there are one or two red boxes awaiting my attention in the par-ish house so I will process these and add the proceeds before banking what I have. Once I receive the calendars for next year (usually around mid Nov) I will endeavour to have a full collection whatever the current Covid regulations are at that time. However, if anybody needs their red-box emptying sooner please contact me. You should have a sticker on your box with my number on it but for those who don't have the sticker at-tached the number is 0151-645-8838. Please call and I will make arrangements to col-lect your donation (Covid-secure of course!).Back in June we were due to have our five-yearly appeal from Father Dermot Byrne but, as there were no masses at that time, the appeal was cancelled. However, we are always happy to welcome new members to our St Luke's APF/Missio family. A new page dedicated to the APF/Missio will be appearing on the Parish website soon and details of what is involved and how to join will be avail-able there. Keep safe, Laurence.
MERCY IS THE KEY.
Remember your mercies, O Lord. (Psalm 25:6)
For people like us who diligently practice the faith, it can be easy to become religiously smug. We go to Church, donate to the poor, we refrain from big sins like adultery and theft. So, we could get pretty confident about getting into the Kingdom.
This was precisely the mistake the Chief priest and elders made in Jesus’s day. They were self-righteous. They disdained public sinners such as prostitutes, and hated tax collectors. But Jesus shocks his listeners by declaring that it is precisely these despised ones who were getting into the Kingdom first.
Why? These prostitutes and tax collectors knew that they were sinners and they looked to God for mercy. Mercy is the key that opens the Kingdom’s door. Let us begin this day by beseeching God for his saving mercy.
The next collection will be sent to the Food Bank on the week commencing Monday 5th October. Please note that donations can be left in the porch at any time.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.