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The 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A   25th June 2017

THIS WEEKEND    The 12th Sunday of the Year Year A
 ' Do not be afraid ! '
Date Time Church Devotion
Saturday 24th June
17:00 PM

18:30 PM
St Oswald's

St Teresa's
Peter Cassidy
Jill Garnett, Frances Hart
Sunday 25th June 08:30AM St Mary Magdalen's Priest’s Intention
(Latin Extraordinary Form Mass)
08:30 AM St Oswald's Elizabeth & Richard
Grimshaw
09:30 AM St. Teresa's John Grant
11:00 AM St. Mary Magdalen's Greer Family
WEEKDAY MASSES     Divine Office Week 4
Monday 26th June 09:15 AM St Teresa's Charles Hardiman, Moira Scahill
& Deceased Family Members
Tuesday 27th June 09:00 AM
09:30 AM
St Oswald's
St Oswald's
Exposition
Service of the Word + Communion
Wednesday 28th June 19:00 PM St. Mary Teresa's Gerald Dickinson
Thursday 29th June
St.Peter & St.Paul
Holyday of Obligation
09:15 AM
10:30 AM
12 Noon
St Teresa's
St Mary Magdalen's
St Oswald's
Marjorie Wateson
John Reid
Kathleen Wall
Friday 30th June 09:15 AM St Teresa's Catherine Bedworth
NEXT WEEKEND The 13th Sunday of the Year   Year A
Saturday 1st July
10:00 AM St Teresa's Exposition + Confessions
ending at 10.30am
17:00 PM
St Oswald's
Peter CassidyWinifred Barber,
Kathleen Bilsborough
18:30 PM St Teresa's Lawrence Porter
Sunday 2nd July 08:30AM St Mary Magdalen's Priest’s Intention
(Latin Extraordinary Form Mass)
08:30 AM St Oswald's People of the Parish
09:30 AM St. Teresa's Len Reid
11:00 AM St. Mary Magdalen's Barbara Sherlow
PLEASE NOTE:
   Fr Philip Inch: St Teresa's Church, 34 Queensway, Penwortham. PR1 0DS
Confessions: 1st Sat of July & August at 10.00am at St Teresa's and on request.
Service of the Word + Communion:
St O: Mon, Wed, Fri at 9.00am.
St T: Tue,at 9.15am

Sacrament of Reconciliation
at St Wilfrid's Church

Monday to Friday
8.15 - 8.25 am
11.50 am - 12.10 pm
5.15 - 5.30 pm

Saturday
8.15 - 8.25 am
11 am - 12 noon
2.30 - 3.30 pm
5 - 5.30 pm


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The 12th Sunday of the Year A

25th  June 2017 by Fr.Philip Inch

' Do not be Afraid! '

In the readings this Sunday we find comfort, and are encouraged to turn towards our fears and doubts with the same love and compassionate understanding that God shows for us.
In the First Reading the prophet Jeremiah tells of his trials, and of his trust in God’s providence.

The Psalm is a song of lament from one who has experienced great suffering. The refrain and the central verse describe God’s love at work in the midst of their distress.

St Paul’s letter to the Romans (Second Reading) reminds us that the saving love of Christ is an abundant gift to the world. In St Mathew’s Gospel Jesus encourages his disciples not to be afraid as they learn to be drawn deeper into his love. Jesus explains how God loves them so deeply that even every hair of their head has been counted! We, too, are called to share in this great gift of love.
In this coming week, let us pray for each other and for all people facing fear and trials, that they may know the peace that only Christ can give.

Holy Day of Obligation:

June 29th is a Holy Day, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Masses will be as follows: 28th June at 7.00pm at St T; 29th June at 9.15am at St T, 10.30am at St MM and 12 noon at St O. How can I celebrate the Feast Day? Unfortunately it is not a public holiday but you may want to make a fuss of anyone who is called Peter or Paul, or Paula or Pauline. Definitely treat yourself on this special day, it is a day of celebration and of course join us at Mass

Services of the Word and Holy Communion:

It is now clear from the teachings of the last two popes that these Services have never been envisaged for weekdays. They are allowed for emergency situations only where there is no chance at all for people to get to a Sunday Mass. In many Dioceses they are not allowed on weekdays. The document which brought them into being is called: “Sunday Services in the absence of a priest.”

Food Banks:

Penwortham Churches Together Food Bank require Volunteers to help: With access to a vehicle to transport food from the Food Store at St.Teresa’s to Penwortham Community Centre, Kingsfold Drive (usually on Monday morning). To help distribute food on a Friday morning from 9.30am to 12 noon at Penwortham Community Centre, Kingsfold Drive, (on a Rota basis). If you can help in anyway please contact Tony on 747777

RCIA

Holy Day of Obligation: June 29th is a Holy Day, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Masses will be as follows: 28th June at 7.00pm at St T; 29th June at 9.15am at St T, 10.30am at St MM and 12 noon at St O.

Events coming up in the Archdiocese:

 

We are compiling a leaflet giving details of the various groups within the parishes. Primarily for new parishioners, it would also be useful to anyone who wishes to get further involved in parish activities. If you would like your group to be included please contact Paul on: paulfalcone_uk@yahoo.co.uk or telephone: 07981493737. Thank you.

Praying with people living with Dementia: A workshop to encourage those caring for or visiting people living with dementia. Tues 16th at 7.30pm with Fr Chris Thomas. St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Marshside Road, Churchtown, Southport, PR9 9TJ. Contact m.knight@rcaol.co.uk or call 0151 522 1040


					Image of Saints Peter and Paul, Recieving the Church from Christ;  As we return to the regular cycle of readings in Ordinary Time, we meet with a bracing spiritual teaching from the Lord Jesus. No matter who is threatening you, who is thundering denunciation, who is coming at you with furious intensity: don’t be afraid! Why? Because in Jesus Christ, you are connected to the very power of God, to that which is here and now creating the universe.

Readings of The Day

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News

18th June2017

Web Cam

The web cam has been fitted. This will enable those who are housebound to follow weekend and weekday Mass and services at St Teresa’s. The web cam will not cover the Lady chapel, so if you do not wish to be seen please do not sit in the front 4 rows and make sure you receive communion in the Lady chapel.
See Link on the Front Page, or
To view visit:
http://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-teresas-penwortham

St Oswald’s Church

The Church will only be used for weekends at the moment. This means the decorators don’t have to clean up each day and we do not have to worry about health and safety issues each day. So there will only be weekend Masses at St Oswald’s until further notice. Thank you for the donations so far of £400 towards the redecorating fund. We have to try to raise £4500!

The Lourdes Pilgrimage

Father Philip lighting the parish candle at the Grotto in Lourdes, during the pilgrimage to Lourdes recently, Fr Philip lead a rosary at International torchlight procession in Fatima. The names of our loved ones who have died were placed at the Grotto by Fr Philip, where Fr Philip said Mass for the intentions of all the parishioners at the Grotto.

Please click the image bellow  to see more photos of the Pilgrimage

New Priest:

Prayer before an examination


Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank you that my value is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me. Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together. Help me, not only with this test, but with the many tests of life that will come my way. As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I have studied and be gracious with what I may have overlooked. Help me to remain focused and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability, And firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today, you are there with me. AMEN

GOING INTO HOSPITAL?

If you are going into hospital and would like to celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please let Fr Philip know and he will celebrate the sacrament with you. — If you are admitted to hospital and would like to see one of the hospital chaplains, you (or a relative) need to inform the hospital staff who will contact the hospital chaplaincy team. The priest serving the Hospital will not know that you
have been admitted or wish to see a priest unless you do this.

Parish Groups

We are compiling a leaflet giving details of the various groups within the
parishes. Primarily for new parishioners, it would also be useful to anyone
who wishes to get further involved in parish activities. If you would like
your group to be included please contact Paul on:
paulfalcone_uk@yahoo.co.uk
If you cannot email please contact the
parish office by phone. Thank you.


Short Prayers

Pray for Priests

O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father [N]. Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.
In his loneliness, comfort him In his sorrows, strengthen him In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption.
O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much.
Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy. Amen.

The Pardon Prayer

The seers said this prayer was taught to them in the initial Fátima apparition in the spring of 1916, by an angel who called himself "the Guardian Angel of Portugal".

My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Thee.

Prayer to St. Anthony for lost items.

St. Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find [name the item] which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquillity of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favour, I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.

PRAYER OF THE ANGEL
taught to the 3 children of Fatima
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You, I ask forgiveness for those who do not believe nor hope nor love You. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly, and I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference with which He Himself is offended. And, through the infinite merits of His Mist Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners. Amen.

A Prayer of St Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)

Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits which you have given us, for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us. Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother, may we know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day.


Contemplations

"The story of the healing of blind Bartimaeus is a spiritual icon of enormous power. When one has spiritual sight, he speaks up against the evils of the world, the falsehoods that are infiltrating the Church. Concerned with the salvation of all his brothers and sisters, he points out the errors that oppose Catholic teachings. And he does not run after false teachings because of supernatural manifestations that surround them, nor read material associated with false teachings. Why? Because such material corrupts the soul, places doubts in the mind and finally corrupts the heart of the individual." Father Philip

"St. Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find [name the item] which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquillity of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favour, I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen." Prayer to St. Anthony for lost items

"The seers said this prayer was taught to them in the initial Fátima apparition in the spring of 1916, by an angel who called himself "the Guardian Angel of Portugal" .

My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Thee." The Pardon Prayer