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The Feast of Christ the King Year A 26th. November  2017

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The Feast of Christ The King Year A

26th  November 2017 by Fr.Philip Inch

This Sunday brings the Church’s liturgical year to a wonderful conclusion. Christ Jesus, King of the Universe, has conquered death and reigns in eternal glory as our Judge. Those now called to share in his Kingdom are the ones who have tried to reach out in love and care to others – for whatever we do for any one in need, we do as for Christ himself.

In The First Reading, the people of Israel have been failed by their own self-serving leaders. But the Lord himself now promises to come as the Shepherd-leader who truly cares for his flock, seeking out the lost, the injured and the weak. He will also sit in judgement when needed.

The familiar Psalm is full of strength and consolation. Our Shepherd-Lord walks with us continually, supporting us no matter where life takes us.

The Second Reading tells us that the resurrection of Christ is the starting point for all to share in eternal life. At the end of time, all things will be subjected to Christ, and he will surrender the kingdom to the Father. This power of the risen Christ is the power to give life to every one of us

At the Last Judgement, Christ the King will divide his flock like a shepherd (Gospel), separating us in accordance with how we have treated others, especially those in need. All who have tried to act with the very same care that God shows us, will take their place in his kingdom.

This week, I might ask the Lord to show me his own face more clearly in each person that I see, and to help me remember that whatever I do for another, I do it for my Lord too.

Pope Francis
Please pray for The Pope and our Shepherds

Pope Francis
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.

Please pray for The Pope and our Shepherds

Annual Mission Appeal:

Annual Mission Appeal will be taking place on the 18th and 19th Nov. Sr Rose Mary Harbinson RNDM will be speaking at all the Masses and there will be a collection after each Mass.

Food Bank at Christmas:

When shopping for Christmas please remember the Penwortham Food Bank. They need: Tinned meat and fish, corned beef, tuna, hot dogs, ham, coffee, cereals, tinned fruit, rice pudding, custard, soup. There is a box in each church. Thank you.

Advent Retreat Days:

Thu 30th Nov 1.00pm - 3.45pm in St O Parish Hall. Sat 2nd Dec 10.00am - 1.00pm in St T Church Meeting Room. Each day will be the same - 2 reflections on Advent, time to share with each other, some silence and an opportunity for Confessions. Tea and coffee provided. These are for anyone who wants to find some time and space in the midst of the preparations for Christmas. Fr P will lead the days, Fr M will be available for confession. Advent is only 3 weeks this year - so we need to make the most of it!.

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

St Oswald’s Little Church:

St Oswald’s Little Church: a gentle reminder that the age range we aim to cater for in Little Church is age 3 up to the end of year six at primary school. We have a rota of parishioners who lead Little Church and assist the leaders, a few have had to drop out recently so we would need some new volunteers to help. We always make sure new recruits work with an experienced leader and your turn on the rota would be about once a month. Please speak to Fr P or Fr M or one of the leaders if you can help.

St Teresa’s Christmas Fayre

St Teresa’s Christmas Fayre is on Sun 26th Nov. It will begin at 12.30pm. Come and enjoy hog roast sandwiches. Visit Santa in his grotto and enjoy a drink in the pop-up cafe. St Mary Magdalen’s Christmas Coffee Morning is on Sun 3rd Dec, immediately after the 11.00am Mass. If you have any goods, especially bottles and unwanted new gifts, please bring them to church. Thank you.

St Oswald’s School are hosting their Christmas Fayre on Sun 26th Nov. 12-2. Visit Santa’s grotto with steam train, Christmas stalls, games and prizes to be won. Magical Christmas Evening at St Mary Magdalen's School For a fun and magical evening please come at 6pm on Thurs 7th Dec. Father Christmas will be there along with a toy stall, chocobola, raffle, bottlebola and refreshments. All welcome.them to church. Thank you.


					As we reflect on all the goodness of God that we have received by the grace of God the Father through Christ the King, our calling, our living faith, our Baptism, our new heart and human spirit, the indwelling Holy Spirit, the Holy Church Sacraments, the fruit of the Spirit that shine through us, let us give thanks to Christ the King for showing us the way to His eternal Kingdom. For without the abundant blessings of our most generous King, we could never attain salvation on our own. Praise be Christ the King!

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Image of Christ the King; received by the grace of God the Father through Christ the King, our calling, our living faith, our Baptism, our new heart and human spirit, the indwelling Holy Spirit, the Holy Church Sacraments, the fruit of the Spirit that shine through us, let us give thanks to Christ the King for showing us the way to His eternal Kingdom. For without the abundant blessings of our most generous King, we could never attain salvation on our own. Praise be Christ the King!

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15th October2017

Advent Retreat Days :

Advent Retreat Days this year are, Thu 30th Nov 1.00pm - 4.00pm at St O and then repeated on Sat 2nd Dec 10.00am - 1.00pm at St T. These are for anyone who wants to find some time and space in the midst of the preparations for Christmas. Fr P will lead the days, Fr M will be available for confession. Remembrance Sunday: Due to road closures there will be no morning Mass on Sunday Nov 12th at St MM. The weekend Mass will be at 5.00pm on Saturday 11th Nov. St Teresa’s Scout Group will be selling bacon and sausage sandwiches after the 9:30am Mass on Sunday. The scouts will then be parading to the War Memorial.

Mass times for Christmas

Mass times for Christmas: Christmas Eve: 5.00pm St T, 5.00pm St MM, 6.30pm St O, 10.00pm St T. Christmas Day: 8.30am St O, 10.00am St T. On Sat Dec 23rd + Sun Dec 24th, the 4th Sunday of Advent, Masses will be celebrated as follows: Saturday 5.00pm at St O and St MM. Sat 6.30pm at St T. Sun 8.30am at St O and 9.30am at St T. (No 11.00am Mass that day.)

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.
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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.

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St Oswald’s Web Page

St Oswald’s Web Page: has gone dark! This is because we haven't paid the bill. We are trying to combine both web sites into one (to save money and work!) This is a work in progress, Gerry O’B is looking into it for us. At the moment the only web site is the St Teresa's site

New Music Group:

We are starting a new Youth Music Group based at St Teresa’s. This will be for anyone of school age, primary or secondary! Come and make joyful music for God! The introductory event will be Wednesday 18th Oct 3.30pm—4.30pm in St Teresa’s Church. Come, sing, bring an instrument. Put your faith into action!

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.

Open Church:

From Monday 4th September St Teresa’s Church will be open each weekday. Until now just the porch has been left open, but we are going to try leaving the Church open so that people can go in to the church itself and pray

 

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 Most 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