Saturday 2nd July – Saturday 9th July 2022

JULY IS THE MONTH OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

THE FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME


Dear parishioners,


SEA SUNDAY 9/10th JULY. GOSPEL MEDITATION ON MARK 6: 7-13.


So, who is our neighbour? Our neighbour does not just mean someone who lives near us; it also means strangers we meet. And when seafarers arrive in a port, they are strangers in a foreign land. Their home can be thousands of miles away.


They do not know the locals. Often, they do not speak the language. And they do not know how to do many of things that we take for granted where we live. Where can I find a shop where I can buy toiletries? How do I get there? How can I access the internet to contact my family? Where is the nearest church?


It is the stranger that Stella Maris port chaplains and volunteer ship visitors are there to help when they go on board a ship. Like the Samaritan in the gospel, they are concerned for the welfare of those they meet.


Recently a Ukrainian seafarer fell into his ship’s hold and broke his back; Stella Maris’ local port chaplains visited him in hospital, enabled him to get in touch with his family, and found a Russian speaker in the local community to make communication easier.


Stella Maris chaplains help foreign seafarers with friendship and to find necessary healthcare, - and they support them until they are recovered. Chaplains also help to find dental care, and even mental health resources.


The help Stella Maris chaplains give might include providing a mobile phone top-up, warm clothes in the winter, or arranging for seafarers to attend Mass or Confession or both. At other times, it might mean helping a seafarer resolve an issue with their employers over pay, or working conditions. The Gospel calls us all to help the stranger. Stella Maris chaplains and ship visitors do this in ports around the world.



APPEAL FOR THE APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA

Sea Sunday 9/10th July 2022


Next week the second collection will be for the Apostleship of the Sea ‘Stella Maris’. The Apostleship of the Sea is a catholic charity supporting seafarers worldwide. They provide practical and pastoral care to all seafarers, regardless of nationality or belief. Port chaplains and volunteer ship visitors welcome seafarers, offer welfare service and advice, practical help, care and friendship. The AoS in Great Britain is part of an international network known to the maritime world as Stella Maris, working in more than 250 ports around the world. 90% of world trade is transported by ship, however the life of a modern seafarer can be dangerous and lonely. They may spend up to a year at a time away from home, separated from their family and loved ones and often working in harsh conditions. The AoS relies wholly on voluntary contributions, and can only continue its work through the generous donations of its supporters, particularly the collection next Sunday.


A few envelopes will be available in the porch to return next Sunday, or make your own envelope marked ‘Stella Maris’ and return to the second collection basket next Sunday, 9/10th July.


CONFIRMATION 2022 Next meeting: Sunday 3rd July we will meet at 4.00 p.m. for a practice in church and confessions. Confirmations on Sunday 10th July.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022. I thank all those who contributed to making last Sunday’s Procession of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction and the party afterwards such a joyful occasion for our children and the parish.


‘Children’s Liturgy’ This Sunday at the 9.00 a.m. Mass.

FOOD BANK. Don’t forget the Food Bank collection crate in the Church Porch! People are not managing to afford the basic essentials of life. If you can contribute some long life milk, canned food, packets of pasta, toilet rolls or any other non-perishable basics, you will be helping our neighbours in great need.




Enjoy an evening out

St Thomas More Parish Club

Presents

A social evening for all the family, everybody welcome

Music by DUCK SOUP

Friday 8th July 2022, 8.00 pm till 11pm.

Admission - Adults £3 at the door

St Thomas More Hall, Long Lane DA7 5JW

For more information call

Jenny 07710 527692 Mary 07749 197957



Deaths

For all our brothers and sisters who ate the Body of Christ, the bread of Life, that they may be raised up on the Last Day. (Drawn from the intercession of the Funeral Mass)

Please pray for the soul of:

Christopher Brook who died on Saturday 7th May, aged 45.


Alice Carrasco who died on Sunday 22nd May 2022 aged 85.Her Funeral Requiem was on Tuesday 7th June.


Norah Brady, aged 91, who died on Monday 30th May 2022. Her Funeral Requiem was on Monday 20th .June at 11.00 a.m. with committal at Hillview. Theresa and Catherine thank you all for your support and prayers in this difficult time of bereavement.


Robert Melville Cruikshank, aged 84, who died on Monday 6th June at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. His funeral was on Tuesday 28th June.


May the divine assistance remain with them always, and may their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.


PRAY FOR THE CONVERSION OF RUSSIA!

PRAY FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD!

&

MAKE REPARATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

with

FIRST SATURDAY FATIMA DEVOTIONS

Saturday 2nd July

9.00 a.m. confessions

9.30 a.m. Rosary

10.00 a.m. Holy Mass

10.30 a.m. meditation


MASSES AND INTENTIONS FOR THE FOURTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME.

Instaurare Omnia in Christo: "to restore all things in Christ."


Saturday 2nd July The Visitation of the BVM. TC. FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS.

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. [Latin 1962] Michael Akhudenor R.I.P. followed by silent meditation on the mysteries of the rosary until 11.00 a.m.

ASSOCIATION FOR LATIN IN THE LITURGY CHANT WORSKSHOP UNTIL ABOUT 4.00 P.M.

+ 6.30 p.m. FOURTEENTH SUNDAY. (C) Jack Fernandes R.I.P.


Sunday 3rd July

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 9.00 a.m. SUNG. With ‘children’s liturgy’. Mary Aikohomu W.B..

+ 11.00 a.m. SOLEMN LATIN MASS (with English Readings/ missa orbis factor). Cedric Gontier R.I.P.


7.00 p.m. Parish Social Evening in the Hall. All welcome.


Monday 4th July St. Elizabeth of Portugal.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Paraic Sullivan R.I.P. ( month’s mind)



Tuesday 5th July St Anthony Zaccaria, priest.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Muriel D’Souza W.B.


Wednesday 6th July St. Maria Goretti, virgin & martyr.

Daily Rosary at home.

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY.


Thursday 7th July feria

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Lousise McGrath R.I.P.

1.00 p.m. Thursday Lunch Club.

Friday 8th July feria

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Carole Frances Tracy R.I.P.

6.00 p.m. Choir Practice.


Saturday 9th July Ss John Fisher and Thomas More. TC.

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. [Latin 1962] Fr. Patrick O’Kane R.I.P.

[+ 6.30 p.m. FIFTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME The people of the parish


JULY PRAYER: Act of consecration to the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. To be said in church before the Blessed Sacrament, exposed or in the Tabernacle.

Blood of Jesus, inebriate me! O Jesus, my Beloved Saviour, ever present in the Tabernacle, to be the strength, the joy and the food of souls, I come to consecrate myself to your Precious Blood, and to pledge you my sincere love and fidelity. Pierced with sorrow at the remembrance of your sufferings, the contemplation of the Cross, and the thought of the outrages and contempt lavished by ungrateful souls upon your dear Blood, I long, O my Jesus, to bring joy to your Heart, and to make you forget my sins, and those of the whole world, by consecrating my body and soul to your service. I desire, my Jesus, to live henceforth, only by your Blood and for your Blood. I now choose It as my greatest treasure and the dearest object of my love. O merciful Redeemer, deign to regard me as a perpetual adorer of your Most Precious Blood, and be pleased to accept my prayers, my deeds and my sacrifices, as so many acts of reparation and love. Heavenly Wine, giver of purity and strength, pour down upon my soul. Make of my heart a living chalice from which grace shall constantly flow on those that love you, and especially on poor sinners that offend you, Teach me to honour you, and to make you honoured by others. Give me power to draw to you cold and hardened hearts, that they may feel how infinitely your consolations surpass those of the world. O Blood of my Crucified Saviour, detach me from the world, and the spirit of the world. Make me love suffering and sacrifice, after the example of St. Brigid, who loved you so much. O Precious Blood, be my strength amid the trials and struggles of exile. Grant that at the hour of death I may be able to bless you for having been the comfort and the sanctification of my soul, before becoming, in Heaven, the everlasting object of my love and praise. Saints of God, who owe your happiness to the Blood of Jesus; Angelic spirits, who sing Its glory and power, august Virgin, who to It owes the privileges of your Immaculate Conception and Divine Maternity, help me to pay to the Precious Blood of my Redeemer a perpetual homage of adoration, reparation and thanksgiving. Amen


Blessings to you all,

Fr Jonathon


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