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4th Sunday of the Year B  28th. January  2018

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4th Sunday of the Year Year B

28th  January 2018 by Fr.Philip Inch

Let us allow the Lord to speak
through our lives!

In today’s First Reading we hear Moses announcing God’s intention to raise up a new prophet, into whose mouth God will put his own words

The Gospel shows how this new prophet is Jesus himself, the great prophet for all times. In speaking with God’s own voice, Jesus makes a deep impression on the people. He speaks with a deep authority we cannot ignore.

The Psalm also urges us to listen to God’s voice. Focusing our attention on God’s word and deeds helps us move towards a deeper awareness of him. St Paul, in the Second Reading, expresses his concern for the effect of worldly distractions on the faithful. He encourages us to avoid anything that might distract us from listening to God, so we can give the Lord our ‘undivided attention’.

Perhaps this week, we, too, might pray to ‘listen well’ to the Lord – asking him for a greater realisation and appreciation of the activity of God in our lives, and leading to a desire for heartfelt service. A wonderful way to “listen” to the Lord is the Week of Guided Prayer. Please think about taking this great opportunity.

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.

Health and Safety Audit:

If you are a key holder you need to sign the list in the sacristy this weekend. (You may have a key that you no longer use, can we have it back.) We have to send a list of all key holders to the Diocese. We also have to ensure that no chairs are placed in front of fan heaters (in church, halls or meetings rooms.) This is a major health and safety concern. (More things to come I am afraid!)

RCIA:

We continue our preparation for those adults who wish to be baptised, be welcomed into the Church and make their 1st Communion or be Confirmed, on Tuesday 30th Jan at 7.00pm in St Teresa’s Meeting Room. It is not too late for anyone else to join. Come along and see! This is your last chance to join in for this year.
The priests of the Deanery are meeting together this week. Please keep the Dean and all the priests and deacons in your prayers.

Rumours:

There is no truth in the rumour being spread about the closure of St Mary Magdalen’s Church. There are weddings booked there for 2018 and 2019! Baptisms and funerals will usually take place in St Teresa’s - mainly due to parking difficulties and hall usage difficulties! On weekdays there is no parking and we cannot use the Church at the same time as the hall because of noise. (Remember St MM and St T is one parish with two churches.)

Help for the Homeless:

Gloves + hats are needed, please take to St MM. Thank you to those who have already made some lovely knitted hats etc. for those who are homeless.

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

Responding to the Call - Vocation Discernment Group

To support those exploring Vocations to the Priesthood, a monthly day of recollection has been organised. These days will help men who feel called to ordained ministry to discover more about diocesan priesthood and meet others discerning a call to priesthood. The next day of recollection will take place on Saturday 3rd February at St. Charles’ Presbytery, 224 Aigburth Road, Liverpool. For further information, please contact Fr James Preston, at frjamespreston@gmail.com or telephone: 0151 727 2493.

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Image of Christ at the Lake side ; As we continue with the celebration of the Holy Mass, preparing ourselves to participate in the great Feast of the Holy Eucharist in the Presence of the Lord Jesus, let each and everyone of us ask the Lord Jesus to bless our Parish with an abundance of active holy members to do His holy work. Let us ask Jesus to strengthen us in our works so that we may shine as true lights in the world, showing patience where it is needed, love where there is hatred, kindness where it is the least expected. And finally, let each and everyone of us pray for those who have fallen to sin, that they may once more rise and take their place as fruitful and obedient servants of the Lord Jesus in the Body of Christ

News

28th January 2018

Parish Workers Social Night:

On Friday 2nd Feb 2018 there will be a barn dance and food for all parish workers. This is an opportunity for us all to get together and for the priests of the parishes to say thank you to all those who in any way help with the running of the parishes. This is for all 3 parishes. Tickets available from the sacristy this week

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,

Do you support Catholic schools?

Act in support of Catholic Education Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents new Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. The Prime Minister has acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and has promised previously to abandon it. Now the Government may decide to keep this discriminatory policy in place instead of removing it. We need you to tell the Government not to discriminate against Catholics and to remove the admissions cap on new faith-based schools.
Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap" . Search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools. I thank you in anticipation of your help. Malcolm McMahon OP Archbishop of Liverpool.

Click Here to write to the Government

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:

Please remember that St Teresa’s church is open each weekday for quiet prayer and meditation. (Usually from 9.00am until sunset.) The porch only will be open at weekends. Why not think about spending some time praying in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.


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