The Christian community is called to be a witness to reconciliation and to the building of relationships of justice, love and peace. As we gather for the Eucharist, let us be mindful of this common vocation and seek to express it in our lives.
MASS THIS WEEK AND INTENTIONS
Monday 7.00pm Greater obedience
NATIVITY OF THE BVM
Tuesday 12noon Unborn children
Wednesday 9.15am Peace in the world
Thursday 7.15pm General Practitioners
Friday 9.15am Aid organisations
Saturday 9.15am Christian teachers St John Chrysostom
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
Morning Prayer: Tue – Sat 8.55am
Evening Prayer: Tue,Thur & Fri 5.00pm
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILATION
By appointment only this week.
NEXT SUNDAY: MASSES at 8.00 & 10.00am
TODAY’S ORGAN MUSIC
Pastorale (BWV 590)
Allabreve (BWV 589)
*WALSINGHAM CELL meets here on Tuesday. Mass at 7.00pm, followed by a meeting to plan the 2015 cell programme. Refreshments. All welcome.
STANDING COMMITTEE Thursday at the Vicarage, straight after the 7.15pm Mass.
NEXT SUNDAY is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
CHILDREN’S SOCIETY CHRISTMAS CARDS may now be ordered. There is a catalogue at the back of church as well as a form on which to make your orders. There are some excellent Christian designs (not snowmen, santas and sleighs), so please have a look.
AN EVENING OF MUSIC FOR ORGAN AND ORCHESTRA at the Ascension, Torrisholme, using the new pipe organ, with the Orchestra of the Royal Northern College of Music. Friday 26th September at 7.30pm. The concert includes a selection of Handel’s Organ Concertos (Op4) and works by Corelli, Vivaldi and Albinoni. Tickets £10 from Fr Chris (413144) or Alan Forshaw (419174).
GARDENING PARTY Sunday 21st September. Please bring a packed lunch and do whatever you can to help. Refreshments will be served.
READERS Please collect your readings from the sacristy.
Reconciliation is at the very heart of the Gospel. The whole trajectory of the ‘event’ of Jesus, from the Incarnation to the Pentecost, is the reconciliation of the human estrangement from God caused by sin and the wrong use of our God-given freedom. It follows that we ourselves have a part to play in the reconciliation of the world with God; we are the disciples of Jesus today, and his reconciling work is to be carried on in and through us. Let us pray for the grace to be reconcilers in the world and banish any attitudes which run counter to this vocation.