We are invited to trust God and place our faith in Christ. It is necessary for us to seek to foster and nourish the faith that is God’s gift to us. We have the scriptures and the sacraments at our disposal and we must draw from them.
A special welcome to Lucianna Atkinson-Doherty, who is to be baptised today, and to her family and friends.
MASS THIS WEEK AND INTENTIONS
Monday 7.00pm Ken Tickell RIP
Tuesday 12noon All preparing for marriage
Wednesday 9.15am Hyning Monastery
Thursday 7.15pm Defenders of the faith
St Pius X
Friday 9.15am Greater faithfulness
Queenship of Mary
Saturday 9.15am Growth in prayer
St Rose of Lima
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
Morning Prayer: Tue – Sat 8.55am
Evening Prayer: Tue, Wed and Fri 5.00pm
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILATION
By appointment only this week.
NEXT SUNDAY: MASSES at 8.00 & 10.00am
TODAY’S ORGAN MUSIC
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (Dearest Jesu, we are here) (BWV 731)
Prelude in C (BWV 531)
STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE Wednesday, 7.30pm, at 114A North Road.
FASHION SHOW Friday 5th September. Tickets are available today from any member of the Stewardship Committee.
CROSS-BAY WALK in aid of new disabled facility, Saturday 6th September. Please sign up on the list on the notice-board on the south wall of the church, and try to get as many sponsors as you can. And why not try to get your friends to do the walk with you?
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.
HOLIDAYS if you are going away, please remember to attend the Eucharist wherever you are (Fr Stephen can recommend places in different parts of the country) and bring back bulletins/magazines for us to have a look at.
DAILY WORSHIP Do please make an extra effort to support our daily worship pattern at a time when so many people are away.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS There is always the need for greater vigilance around the church building during the long summer holiday, so please do call into church if you are anywhere near and do your bit to enhance our security. You’ll find a lovely oasis of quietness if you do!
READERS Please collect your readings from the sacristy.
Our faith should be a way of life for us, and not merely something which is tacked on to a life which could be lived perfectly well without it. We have to make our faith visible to others, by holding to sound principles in our daily dealings and conversations, and organising our commitments around the centrality of the Eucharistic assembly. Why would anyone take us seriously otherwise?