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The 19th Sunday of The Year A   13th August  2017

THIS WEEKEND    The Transfiguration of the Lord Year A
 ' The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field '
Date Time Church Devotion
Saturday 12th August
13:00 PM St Mary Magdalen Wedding Service Ben Dunk & Beth McCrave ♥
17:00 PM
St Oswald's
Frances Duignan, Eddie May
18:30 PM St Teresa's Iris Flynn
Sunday 13th August 08:30AM St Mary Magdalen's Priest’s Intention
(Latin Extraordinary Form Mass)
08:30 AM St Oswald's Tim Waddington
Margaret Fallon & D.F.M
09:30 AM St. Teresa's William O’Brien
11:00 AM St. Mary Magdalen's Cecilia Goode
WEEKDAY MASSES     Divine Office Week 3
Monday14th August 09:30 AM
19:30 AM
St Oswald's
St Teresa's
Frances Hart
Thanks to St Anthony + St Faustina
Tuesday 15th August
The Assumption
09:15
10:30AM
12:00 Noon
St Teresa's
St Oswald's St Mary Magdalen's
David Helm
People of the Parish
Mary, Undoer of Knots - for prayers answered  
Wednesday 16th August 10:00 AM St Oswald's Funeral Mass: Ada Dumakin 
Thursday 17th August

10:00 AM St Oswald's Funeral Mass: Derrick Booth
Friday 18th August
09:15 AM St Teresa's
Holy Souls
NEXT WEEKEND The 20th Sunday of the Year   Year A
Saturday 19th August
17:00 PM
St Oswald's
Betty Rigby
18:30 PM St Teresa's Chris Tipping
Sunday 20th August 08:30AM St Mary Magdalen's  
08:30 AM St Oswald's Teresa Heatley
09:30 AM St. Teresa's Mary Crook, &Michael Hession
11:00 AM St. Mary Magdalen's Mary Brenda Cotgrave
PLEASE NOTE:
   Fr Philip Inch: St Teresa's Church, 34 Queensway, Penwortham. PR1 0DS
Confessions: 1st Sat of September at 10.00am at St Teresa's and on request.
Service of the Word + Communion:
St O: Fri at 9.00am. St T: Thu 9.15am

Sacrament of Reconciliation
at St Wilfrid's Church

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11.50 am - 12.10 pm
5.15 - 5.30 pm

Saturday
8.15 - 8.25 am
11 am - 12 noon
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The 19th Sunday of The Year A

13th August 2017 by Fr.Philip Inch

' Courage! It is I! '

Like Jesus in this week’s Gospel story, we try and find the time to pray with our heavenly Father. Our readings this week reveal God’s presence in our lives, especially in times of trial

The dispirited prophet Elijah in the First Reading recognises God in ‘the sound of a gentle breeze’, rather than in impressive manifestations.
May we hear God’s voice that speaks of mercy and faithfulness, justice and peace (Psalm).

St Paul in his Letter to the Romans (Second Reading) reveals his love and respect for his Jewish heritage and its people. He would even forgo his greater love for Christ to help them.

Jesus distances himself to find the space and peace to pray. The storm in the Gospel reflects the storm in Elijah’s life. Can the disciples recognise the Lord? The question to Peter, “Why did you doubt?” is also addressed to us.
The God of power comes in dramatic crises but also in the quietness of our daily lives. This week I can listen and become more aware of this.

We are called to listen to Christ and to deepen our relationship with him. Are there people who need you to reveal God’s transforming love to them? Let us pray for them and for ourselves, that we may all be drawn deeper into the wonder of that love.

13th August 2017 by Fr.Philip Inch

God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.
Pope Francis
Please pray for The Pope and our Shepherds

15th August: The Assumption of Our Lady

15th August is the feast of The Assumption of Our Lady is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be Monday 14th at 7.30pm at St T, Tuesday 15th at 9.15am at St T, at 10.30am at St O and at 12 noon at St MM.

Summer Dates:

Ladywell: Saturday August 19th: a Pilgrimage to Ladywell. We gather for Mass at noon at St Mary’s Fernyhalgh, followed by procession to the Shrine. Picnic then benediction at 2.30pm. If you need a lift please let us know. If you are using satnav: St Marys Fernyhalgh PR2 5RR

Retreat - Holiday to Llandudno:

Retreat - Holiday to Llandudno: We will be leaving from St Teresa’s at 12 noon on Monday 21st. Our return will be late evening of Thursday 24th, not Friday morning. We will be travelling by minibus, so luggage space is limited! No hard cases please. Luggage has to go under the seats.

Cartmel: There are now 3 tickets remaining. If you want to go please let Fr Philip know

Bereavement Tea and Chat:

The next afternoon will be Sunday 30th August 3.00pm– 4.00pm in St Teresa's Church. Please pass the information on to anyone who would find it helpful. It is not just the recently bereaved, all are welcome

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

Image of a Quote from Book of Kings; Next time, when an affliction crosses our path, rather than saying, 'Lord, save me!', we should consider saying, 'Lord, what do you want me to learn from this cross?' Then, once we have learned the spiritual lesson that the Heavenly Father allowed to be placed before us, having understood why the finger of God has touched our lives, the affliction should go away. Having been strengthened in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, we will be then able to continue in our spiritual growth. We will be ready to welcome the next affliction in order to learn the next lesson so we may all become great saints on earth as we will be in Heaven.
Come and See 2017:

This will be taking place at Christ the King School, Southport, PR8 4EX on 14th and 15th October. The keynote speaker will be Timothy Radcliffe OP with workshop leaders Steve Atherton, Fiona Castle, Dermott Donnelly, Pat Kennedy, David and Mary Matthews. There will be a guest speaker, Margaret Duncan on the Saturday evening with Archbishop Malcolm being the main celebrant at the Sunday Mass. Music will be led by Jo Boyce and Friends with mime by Steve Murray. Booking forms are available by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Irenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Liverpool, L22 1RD or email: jenny@irenaeus.co.uk or website: www.irenaeus.co.uk

Readings of The Day

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News

16th August2017

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

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

SVP Mass with the sick:

will be on Thursday 10th August at St Mary Magdalen’s at 12 noon followed by refreshments. If you wish to go or if you know of anyone who wishes to attend, please contact either Catherine Jones (SVP President) by phone 740569 or email cathfjones07@yahoo.co.uk or Paul Kearney (SVP Secretary) 0780- 1358197 pkearney2000@gmail.com We can arrange transport if needed.

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