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26th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.
MASS INTENTION FOR TODAY.
50th Wedding intentions for Pat and Brian Jones
TODAY is a day of special prayer for the harvest.
FRIDAY is a day of special prayer for the needy and hungry of the world.
ON FRIDAY please pray for Mark, eleventh Bishop of Shrewsbury on the anniversary of his succession (2010).
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done with true judgement, for we have sinned against you and not obeyed your commandments. But give glory to your name and deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy.
RESPONSE TO THE PSALM: The precepts of the Lord gladden the heart.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! Your word is truth, O Lord, consecrate us in the truth. Alleluia!
COMMUNION ANTIPHON: Remember your word to your servant, O Lord, by which you have given me hope. This is my comfort when I am brought low.
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THIS WEEKS READER: Elizabeth Ann Jones.
NEXT WEEKS READER: Frank Cassidy.
to Christopher Rigg who is receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion today. Christopher was unable to receive the sacraments with his class mates. We welcome his family who are celebrating with him.
To celebrate Father Paschal’s retirement we are having a midday Mass on the Feast day of St. Luke’s in St. John’s on the 18th October, which will be con-celebrated by some of Fr. Paschal’s friends. This is a prelude to the evening celebrations at The Levers Club, Port Sunlight, starting at 7.00p.m. All are welcome. As numbers will be required for catering purposes. Laurence will be taking names today.
Father Paschal will be saying Mass this Wednesday at Midday in St. Anne’s. There will be Masses on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.15am and Thursday at7.00pm all in St. John’s Church. You are all welcome to attend.
The Foodbank will be collected next Monday 4th October. Items urgently needed are; Tinned fish, Tinned potatoes, Squash, Sugar, Tinned fruit, Washing up liquid, Coffee (small), Jam and UHT Milk.
POWER AND GLORY AND WATER.
Would that all the people of the Lord were prophets.
The Lord comes down in a cloud to talk to Moses and bestows the spirit upon the others in his camp. But when even those who are not in the camp begin to prophesy, Joshua asks Moses to stop them. Moses refuses because he knows he does not control the spirit and he will not jealously guard it. That story is echoed in today's gospel, when John warns Jesus that others have been healing in his name. Jesus does not rebuke those healers who aren't numbered among his followers.
I love the idea that the Holy Spirit moves with that kind of power through creation, through clouds and mighty winds and tongues of fire. It will not be manipulated or restrained. It may come in power and glory to those who are outside of our camp, and its presence may be regarded in as simple a human action as offering, as Christ says, a cup of water to drink.
It is not too late to put your names down to pay your last respects to Ann Cullen. Her ashes will be scattered on the Mersey on Sunday 17th October. We will be boarding the ferry at the Pier Head at 10.00am. The cost per person will be £11. Please call or text her daughter Jane on 07713622508 to book a place.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.
Liberty is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.