TIMES OF MASS FOR THE 29th WEEK OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:    PARISH MASS of Evangelisation (World Mission Sunday) at 10.00am
                                Signed Mass for the Catholic Deaf Association at 3.00pm

MONDAY:        Adoration at 8.30am     Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am

TUESDAY:    Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Mass at 6.00pm followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop & Founder of Claretians (died 1870)
                          Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Mass at 7.00pm

THURSDAY:   Mass at 12 noon   Adoration  until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:    Feast of Ss Chad & Cedd, Celtic Monks and Missionary Bishops (7th Century)
                   Adoration at 8.15am  Morning Prayer at 8.45    Mass at 9.00am

SATURDAY:     Adoration at 8.15am   Morning Prayer at 8.45    Mass at 9.00am, 
                        followed by Parish Pastoral Council Vision Day 
                                             Sacrament of Reconciliation:   4.30-5.00pm only

TODAY    [1]   The Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year celebrates Jesus, the Suffering Servant who offers us the same Cup of the World’s Suffering to drink. Quarrelling and ambitious apostles are challenged - Christian leadership is not about status and powerful dominance but rather courageous service and the humility to empower others and not yourself. As ever, Jesus is turns the world upside down! Greatness is the humility of servanthood! Will we drink the Cup He offers us every Sunday - to share the world’s pain in order to bring healing love to a hurting world? Will we embrace the radical equality of all disciples?
[2]   It is also World Mission Sunday - as followers of Jesus we have a responsibility for all God’s world, all humanity and indeed all creation! We are to be ‘Good News to all Creation, and to the poor everywhere. We reject the great heresy ‘Charity begins at Home’ - NO! Charity begins wherever my sister/brother is in need and it ends only when we have constructed (by the power of the Spirit of God’s love and justice) a New Heaven and a New Earth!
[3]   There is a Retiring Collection for ‘Missio’ - the Church’s world-wide fund for the Mission of the Church. This supports the ‘young Churches’ and new areas of Mission (often using modern IT and Social Media as well as Radio and TV stations), especially the work of Human and Social Development, which is at the heart of the Mission of the Church to be Good News to the Poor. Please be generous.
[4]    Signed Mass for the Deaf at 3.00pm

NEXT SUNDAY:   [1]   With the Thirtieth Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus the healer and liberator - He heals our blindness that we might see the world, its beauty and its challenges, its exploitations and its poor and oppressed, with eyes of Jesus - and seeing, the ACT IN THE STRENGTH OF FAITH! Jesus’ last healing is of the blindness of Bartimaeus of Jericho as Jesus ‘sets his face towards Jerusalem’. This healing gathers in and expresses so much of the Mission of Jesus to enlighten our darkness.
[2]   We join our Christian sisters and brothers for our One World Service at City Road Baptist Church at 6.00pm - please come and support so that standing together,praying together in the rich diversity of Christ’s Body the Church, we may work for unity in the Church  and for Justice and equality in our One World, this One Planet that is our ‘Common Home’.
[3]   PLEASE NOTE - THE CLOCKS CHANGE ON SATURDAY NIGHT - AND WE GET AN EXTRA HOUR SLEEP! - NO EXCUSE FOR BEING LATE FOR MASS!

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parish in Communion for Mission of St Bonaventure’s, Bishopston served by Fr Tom Smith, Administrator Mrs Caroline Evans and all their community.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-NINTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday           Isaiah 53: 10-11 / Psalm 32 / Hebrews 4: 14-16 / Mark 10: 35-45

Monday          Ephesians 2: 1-10 / Psalm 99 / Luke 12: 13-21

Tuesday         Ephesians 2: 12-22/ Psalm 84 / Luke 12: 35-38

Wednesday   Ephesians 3: 2-12 / Responsorial Isaiah 12 / Luke 12: 39-48

Thursday       Ephesians 3: 14-21 / Psalm 32 / Luke 12: 49-53

Friday            Ephesians 4: 1-6 / Psalm 23 / Luke 12: 54-59

Saturday       Ephesians 4: 7-16 / Psalm 121 / Luke 13: 1-9