PARISH PRIEST. Fr. Bernard Forshaw. 645 3996 email@example.com
RETIRED PRIEST. Fr. Paschal Byrne. 644 7530. firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISH WEB SITE: www.stlukesbebington.co.uk
PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS
K. Woodward 343 945 6267.
TODAY IS THE FEASTDAY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST, AND IS A SPECIAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR LIFE.
MASS INTENTIONS TODAY. James and Johanna Walsh.
NEXT SUNDAY - Neil Bradshaw
3RD JULY – Lily and Harold Thwaite.
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock.
RESPONSE TO THE PSALM. You are a priest forever, a priest like Melchizedek of old
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 forever. Alleluia!
COMMUNION ANTIPHON: Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood, remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.
THIS WEEKS READER: Bea Porter.
NEXT WEEKS READER. Joan Mason.
NEXT WEEKS SERVICES: Tuesday 21st at 9.15am in St. John’s.
LAST WEEKS COLLECTION - £471.00 many thanks.
Two further vacancies have arisen within the Diocese of Shrewsbury. PA to the Director of Schools and Team member for the Shrewsbury Youth Mission team. Details for both posts can be found on the Diocesan website www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/curia/vacancies Closing date Friday 24 June. Applications should be sent to Pauline McCulloch via email email@example.com.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Cecil O’Neill who died recently. Cecil was well known to everyone in the parish as he sold the Catholic papers at the Mass centres for many years. Please keep his family in your prayers. His Requiem Mass will be on Wednesday 29th June in St. John’s at Noon.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Monseigneur Lightbound who died recently. His Requiem Mass will be at Christ the King church at 12.30 on June 23rd.
A STATEMENT FROM BISHOP MARK.
The obligation for Catholics to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days is to be re-introduced in England and Wales from Pentecost.
The decision by the English and Welsh bishops means that, from June 5, the faithful will be obliged to go to Sunday Mass each week for the first time in more than two years.
In a statement released after their Easter plenary assembly in Cardiff, the bishops of England and Wales said they believe “that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply”.
They added that “virtual viewing” of Mass over the internet did not fulfil the obligation to go to Mass on Sunday.
THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST.
Five loaves and two fish are all he had unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people.
We humans are usually unaware of Gods designs.
The disciples decide they have a problem: Five thousand people who have been listening to Jesus’ preaching are hungry and it is getting late. Solution: send them away, for certainly the apostles shouldn’t be expected to provide for them themselves. Imagine the shopping trip that would require, the money! I can imagine them thinking, “we are tired too and hungry”.
This is what I call “stingy thinking.” And I am guilty of thinking of it myself. Instead of approaching a situation from the perspective of what God might do, I approach it from what I alone would do-- or don’t want to do. These situations become problems. For God there is no problem. Because God is love, he gives himself, as Jesus at the last supper provided his Church with his Body and Blood for food and drink. He foresaw our hunger and thirst and spread a feast before us.
Kathryn James Hermes, F.S.P.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
You only live once--but if you work it right once is enough.