TIMES OF MASS FOR ELEVENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:    PARISH MASS OF FIRST EUCHARIST at 10.00am

MONDAY:  Feast of St Alban, First Martyr of England (3rd Century)
                  Adoration at 8.15am    Morning Prayer  at 8.45am     Mass at 9.00am

TUESDAY:    Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Service of Word & Communion at 6.00pm
                                                               followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St Aloysius of Gonzaga, Jesuit brother (1568-1591)
                          Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Mass at 7.00pm

THURSDAY:   Feast of St John Fisher, bishop, and St Thomas More, politician, Martyrs
                       Adoration  until 12.30pm Mass at 1.00pm (Note change of times)

FRIDAY:        FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
                       Healing Mass at 7.30pm

SATURDAY:    Feast of the Birth of St John the Baptist
                        Adoration at 8.30am    Morning Prayer  at 9.15am     Mass at 9.30am
                                 Sacrament of Reconciliation: after Mass and 4.30-5.00pm

TODAY   [1]   We celebrate the beautiful Feast of the Body & Blood of Christ, a great Feast of the Eucharist. We recognise the Risen Lord present among us in the Breaking of Bread and sharing the Cup; we welcome the unfathomable gift of His Love in giving Himself to us in the form of Bread and Wine, truly present in these elements of creation transformed utterly and totally in His Presence, His reality. Eucharist gathers us as a community and draws us into the deepest Communion with one another in Christ - Alleluia!
[2]   Fittingly today we have the wonderful joy of celebrating the First Eucharist with 18 of our children. Pray that they and their families will ever grow in a deeper love for the Lord they receive today.
[3]   Because of the larger number of children than usual (for us), the First Eucharist ‘breakfast’ and parish reception will be held in the School Hall. Please all come and share our children’s joy.
[4]   We bid farewell to our seminary student, Joseph Meigh, who returns to his studies at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh. It has been both a privilege and pleasure to welcome Joe to our community and share with him the life, ministry and mission of our parish family. I know you will pray for him and we look forward to seeing him from time to time when he is back in the diocese.

NEXT SUNDAY   [1]    We return to the normal Liturgical cycle with the Twelfth Sunday of the Year, as Jesus warns his disciples of the challenges they will face if they truly follow Him. But we are not to be afraid because we are infinitely precious in God’s sight.
[2]   Immediately following the Mass we will hold our annual Corpus Christi Precession by procession to the school and then returning to the church for the final Benediction. If the weather is not good we will remain in the church for an extended period of adoration concluding with a Solemn Benediction.

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for all for serve the Chaplaincies to Her Majesty’s Forces in the diocese - may peace be secure in their hands.

WORD OF GOD FOR ELEVENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday          Deuteronomy 8: 2-3, 14-16 / Psalm 147 / 2 Corinthians 10: 16-17 / John 6: 51-58

Monday         2 Corinthians 6: 1-10 / Psalm 97 / Matthew 5: 38-42

Tuesday         2 Corinthians 8: 1-9 / Psalm 145 / Matthew 5: 43-48

Wednesday   2 Corinthians 9: 6-11 / Psalm 111 / Matthew 6: 1-6. 16-18

Thursday       2 Maccabees 6: 18, 21, 24-31 / Psalm 30 / Matthew 24: 4-13

Friday           Deuteronomy 7: 6-11 / Psalm 102 / 1 John 4: 7-16 / Matthew 11: 25-30

Saturday      Isaiah 49: 1-6 / Psalm 138 / Acts of the Apostles 13: 22-26 / Luke 1: 57-66, 80