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The 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A   16th July 2017

THIS WEEKEND    The 16th Sunday of the Year Year A
 ' Christ sows the seed of God’s word in the world '
Date Time Church Devotion
Saturday 22nd July
17:00 PM
St Oswald's
Leo Hunt
18:30 PM St Teresa's For a Successful Operation
Sunday 23rd July 08:30AM St Mary Magdalen's Priest’s Intention
(Latin Extraordinary Form Mass)
08:30 AM St Oswald's Teresa Heatley
09:30 AM St. Teresa's Mary Agnes Knox
11:00 AM St. Mary Magdalen's 30th Anniversary of Consecration
(9th July 1987)
WEEKDAY MASSES     Divine Office Week 4
Monday 24th July 09:15 AM St Teresa's Holy Souls
Tuesday 25th July
St James
09:00 AM
09:30 AM
St Oswald's
St Oswald's
Exposition
Theresa Hosker
Wednesday 26th July 09:30 AM St. Mary Magdalen's Paco Cambra
Thursday 27th July
09:15 AM St Teresa's Sid Simpson
Friday 28th July 09:15 AM St Teresa's Alex Shaw
NEXT WEEKEND The 17th Sunday of the Year   Year A
Saturday 29th July
17:00 PM
St Oswald's
Nancy Williams
18:30 PM St Teresa's Stella Melling
Sunday 30th July 08:30AM St Mary Magdalen's Priest’s Intention
(Latin Extraordinary Form Mass)
08:30 AM St Oswald's People of the Parish
09:30 AM St. Teresa's Newns + Shepherd Families
11:00 AM St. Mary Magdalen's Marguerita Bamber
PLEASE NOTE:
   Fr Philip Inch: St Teresa's Church, 34 Queensway, Penwortham. PR1 0DS
Confessions: 1st Sat of July & August at 10.00am at St Teresa's and on request.
Service of the Word + Communion:
St O: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri at 9.00am.
St T: Tue,at 9.15 AM

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The 16th Sunday of the Year A

23rd  July 2017 by Fr.Philip Inch

' God knows everything in our hearts '

This coming week we are reminded that however hard we may find it to pray, the Lord always knows what we need to say. It is God’s own Spirit that prays within our hearts.

The first reading addresses God directly as the all-powerful one who cares for everything he has made. Though he is the God of strength and justice, he is also lenient and merciful – and so we, too, must try to act with kindness, even when we are challenged. The psalmist praises the Lord’s goodness and mighty deeds, yet again reminds us that he is slow to anger

The second reading offers us great hope, for it assures us that we can hand over to the Lord any struggles we experience in prayer. St Paul tells of the indwelling Spirit of God, who prays within each one of us whether we can find the right words or not. Jesus tells three parables about growth in the Gospel.

In the first, someone has sabotaged a field of good wheat by planting darnel (weeds). Yet Jesus invites us to think carefully and be patient. If we hurry to pull out the weeds we might end up sacrificing the whole crop, instead of allowing God to work in his own time. This week, perhaps I might ask the Lord for a deeper trust to share all things with him in my prayer, even those things I find it hardest to express – knowing that he already sees and understands.

It is Habila times once again!

Fr Habila has joined us for a few weeks. It is wonderful to have him back with us. We welcome him and promise him our continued prayer as he continues his work as Rector of the Senior Seminary.
Fr Philip will is awayfor a while.

Bereavement Tea and Chat:

The next afternoon will be Sunday 30th July 3.00pm– 4.00pm in St Teresa's Church. Please pass the information on to anyone who would find it helpful. It is not just the recently bereaved, all are welcome

Services of the Word and Holy Communion:

It is now clear from the teachings of the last two popes that these Services have never been envisaged for weekdays. They are allowed for emergency situations only where there is no chance at all for people to get to a Sunday Mass. In many Dioceses they are not allowed on weekdays. The document which brought them into being is called: “Sunday Services in the absence of a priest.”

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

Events coming up in the Archdiocese:

 

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 or telephone: 07981493737. Thank you.

Summer Dates:

A parishes outing to Cartmel on Tuesday 8th August. We will leave at 10.00am - and return by 6.00pm. Tickets from Fr Philip. £5.00 each. We have been given permission to celebrate Mass in the Priory at 12 noon as part of the day. There are 3 tickets only left. Saturday August 19th: a Pilgrimage to Ladywell. We gather for Mass at noon followed by procession to the Shrine. Picnic then benediction at 2.30pm. If you need a lift please let us know


					Image of Christ, teaching his Disciples, God sows his Word into each of our hearts liberally. He does not solely give his grace to those he knows will bear fruit. He sows the Word in everyone, but it doesn't flourish for each person due to circumstances (secularism, anxiety, the allurement of the world). Strive to counter that by letting the Word open you to the implications of his Lordship. God is always giving himself to you, listen and act.
The Salvation Army Food Bank:

Very many thanks to everyone in the Parish for your generous donations. We will keep the box at the back of St O church until the end of July. All non-perishable food items are gratefully received. Also, any basic toiletries... soap, toothpaste, toilet rolls etc... are always needed. Thank you again on behalf of The Salvation Army

Readings of The Day

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News

16th July2017

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.
See Link on the Front Page, or
To view visit: http://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-teresas-penwortham

St Oswald’s Church

The Church will only be used for weekends at the moment. This means the decorators don’t have to clean up each day and we do not have to worry about health and safety issues each day. So there will only be weekend Masses at St Oswald’s until further notice. Thank you for the donations so far of £400 towards the redecorating fund. We have to try to raise £4500!

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.

Please click the image bellow  to see more photos of the Pilgrimage

New Priest:

Prayer before an examination


Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank you that my value is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me. Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together. Help me, not only with this test, but with the many tests of life that will come my way. As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I have studied and be gracious with what I may have overlooked. Help me to remain focused and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability, And firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today, you are there with me. AMEN

SVP Mass with the sick:

will be on Thursday 10th August at St Mary Magdalen’s at 12 noon followed by refreshments. If you wish to go or if you know of anyone who wishes to attend, please contact either Catherine Jones (SVP President) by phone 740569 or email cathfjones07@yahoo.co.uk or Paul Kearney (SVP Secretary) 0780- 1358197 pkearney2000@gmail.com We can arrange transport if needed.

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.


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 Mist 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