We are often reluctant to respond to what God asks of us. If we are to become more like Christ, and more like the prophet Jeremiah for that matter, we have to struggle to overcome the temptation to take the easy and safe option. This option is not usually the way of love.
MASS THIS WEEK AND INTENTIONS
Monday 7.00pm New teachers
Tuesday 12noon Those starting school
Wednesday 9.15am Christian Unity
ST GREGORY THE GREAT
Thursday 9.15am* Our school
12.45pm Funeral Mass for Mary Morgan RIP
Friday 9.15am Local businesses
Saturday 9.15am The Children’s Society of Our Lady
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
Commun du Vêpres de la Vierge (Vespers for the Common of the BVM)
Antiphons II (before) and V (after)
*EXTRA MASS to mark the start of a new school year. Daniel Hargreaves, the new headteacher, has asked for a Mass for staff, governors and parishioners at 9.15am on Thursday. Do please come and affirm our mutual hope for a fruitful and productive relationship between school and parish.
MARY MORGAN RIP Mary, a very longstanding parishioner, died last Tuesday, and her Funeral Requiem Mass is on Thursday at 12.45pm. You may receive Holy Communion at this Mass and at ONE of the other two Masses on the day.
FASHION SHOW Friday this week at 7.30pm in church. Tickets are available today from any member of the Stewardship Committee.
PLEASE PRAY FOR our home communicants, who will receive the sacrament this week.
GARDENING PARTY Sunday 21st September. Please bring a packed much and do whatever you can to help. Refreshments will be served.
HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY VOLUNTEERING Fr Ian Dewar, the new chaplain at the RLI, is asking for volunteers to help with the chaplaincy work. Please let Fr Stephen know if you would like to know more.
together, the latest issue of the new free paper of Forward in Faith, is available in church today. Please take a copy.
READERS Please collect your readings from the sacristy.
The Christian life, properly lived, is a costly business. Some Christians in the world, have paid and continue to pay the ultimate price for their discipleship. What might discipleship mean for us, in the comfortable West where our lives are not in danger? It must mean, at the very least, a constant re-adjustment of our priorities so that we guard against complacency and so that we can establish a real spiritual solidarity with the majority of Christian people who live in much more demanding situations.