The 8th Sunday of the Year
I will never forget you
26th February 2017 by Fr.Philip Inch
The readings for this week
speak of the love and care that
God has for us. This love is
personal to each individual
need, concern or fear that we
In the 1st Reading, the people
of Israel feel abandoned by
God, but the Lord reassures
them saying, “I will never forget you.”
We may be challenged by the
Gospel as Jesus invites each
one of us to notice whether
our hearts are set on the kingdom of God. Do I trust in God
for my needs, or I am I worried about my life and material well-being in a
way that distracts me from faith? As I ponder the Gospel, I may want to
bear in mind that St. Paul encourages us not to judge ourselves or one
another, but to focus only on Christ and on being a servant of God (2nd
The Psalm becomes a comforting prayer, full of images of the
power and glory of God. I can stand firm in the care of my help, my rock,
my strength: “In you alone, Lord, is my soul at rest.”
Events coming up in the Archdiocese:
St O: Irish Night: Tickets available for the Sat March 11th Night £7.50pm
including hot pot. Please ring Bernadette on 614198.
St Oswald's Ladies next meeting will be on Monday 6 March at 7.30 pm in the
Parish Hall when David Joy will be giving a talk on 'The Liverpool Cowkeeper
and Family History'. A little bit of Liverpudlian history. Everyone's welcome.
Ecumenical Quiz Evening + Hot-Pot: Fri 10 March at 7.30pm, Hoole Methodist
Church. Teams of up to 6. Tickets are £6.00, from Cath Greenlees
613500. Supporters welcome! Proceeds towards the work of Christian Aid.
Confirmation: The Archbishop is coming to our Pastoral Area on Wed 26th
April at 7.30pm for Confirmation. If you are 15 or over and have not yet been
confirmed—this would be a great opportunity. A form is in the sacristy to fill in.
Please see Fr Philip for more details.
Gift Aid Envelopes: It is the time of year to re-order these. If you would
like to assist your parish by converting to standing order (it saves
envelope costs and admin) phone Gift Aid co-ordinator Andy on 751472.
If you're not already a member of the Gift Aid programme, you're
most welcome to join.