TIMES OF MASS FOR TWENTY-EIGHTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:   PARISH MASS at 10.00am

MONDAY:     Feast of St Margaret Mary Alocoque, nun & visionary of the Sacred Heart
                     Adoration at 8.30am      Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am

TUESDAY:   Feast of St Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr, disciple of St Peter (2nd Cent)
                    Adoration at 5.30pm    Evening Mass at 6.00pm    followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St Luke, Evangelist, disciple of St Paul
                          Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Mass at 7.00pm

THURSDAY:   Feast of Ss Jean de Brebreuf, Isaac Jogues & N American martyrs (17th Cent)
                       Mass at 12.00 noon Adoration  until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:       Adoration  8.15amMorning Prayer at 8.45am Mass at 9.00am

SATURDAY:  Adoration  8.30amMorning Prayer at 9.15am Mass at 9.30am
                     Nuptial Mass for Ademayowa Ademoyewo & Zoe Beyioku-Gladwell at 11am

                                      Sacrament of Reconciliation:      after Mass and 4.30-5.00pm

TODAY    [1] The Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year Jesus the Bridegroom whose wedding feast we are invited to share - to enter into the celebration of the infinite and intimate tender love of God for His People. He gives us the garment of holiness through Baptism - let us ever live this holiness and love before the world.
[2]   There is also a Retiring Collection for CAFOD Harvest Fast Day (Friday 6th Oct).  With the huge demands for relief aid because of recent catastrophic natural disasters - as well as man-made famines (eg in the Yemen and with the Rohingya Muslims) - please be particularly generous.

NEXT SUNDAY    [1]   On the Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus who is the ultimate authority - the ‘Lord’ - of our lives. We have responsibility as Christians to civil society around us, to be involved and bring the values of the Gospel into our communities, work-places and streets - and to base how we vote on these Gospel values! We owe the ‘Caesars’ of today’s world this Christ-centred involvement - they might not always like the ‘Christ-centredness’ of our commitment to our nation - but first to all humanity!
[2]   Appropriately with the them of our Mass today, it is also World Mission Sunday and the beginning of One World Week. We reflect upon and pray about our global responsibility as missionaries of christ and servants of His ‘in-breaking’, ‘upside-down’ Kingdom.
[3]   There is a Retiring Collection for ‘MISSIO’ - the Church’s world-wide fund in support of the Mission of the Church in every land but especially among countries where poverty hinders the Church from working effectively for the ‘Progress of Peoples’ (Bl Paul VI)
[4]   Mass will be offered today for the People of Dominica stricken by the Hurricane Maria and for all suffering from these natural disasters in the Caribbean.

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of St Gerard’s, Knowle, Christ the King, Knowle West, and St Bernadette’s, Whitchurch, served by Fr George Henwood, Fr Michael d’Mello and Fr Matt Anscombe and Parish Administrator, Mrs Anita Rawlins, and all their communities.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-EIGHTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday             Isaiah 25: 6-10 / Psalm 22 / Philippians 4: 12-14 / Matthew 22: 1-4

Monday            Romans 1: 1-7 / Psalm 97 / Luke 11: 29-32

Tuesday           Romans 1: 16-25/ Psalm 18 / Luke 11: 37-41

Wednesday     2 Timothy 4: 10-17 / Psalm 144 / Luke 10: 1-9

Thursday         Romans 3: 21-30 / Psalm 129 / Luke 11: 47-54

Friday             Romans 4: 1-8 / Psalm 31 / Luke 12: 1-7

Saturday         Romans 4: 13, 16-18 / Psalm 104 / Luke 12: 9-12