Mass Times

TIMES OF MASS FOR THE 32nd WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:     PARISH MASS for Peace (with Rite of Child Catechumen) at 10.00am
                          Mass with the Catholic Deaf Association at 3.00pm – all welcome

MONDAY:     Feast of St Martin of Tours, Monk and Bishop (316-397)
                             Adoration at 8.30am Service of Word & Communion at 9.00am

TUESDAY:      Feast of St Josaphat, Bishop, Martyr for Unity (1580-1623)
                               Adoration (intention – our school) at 5.30pm    Evening Mass at 6.00pm

WEDNESDAY:   Adoration at 5.30pm    Evening Mass at 6.00pm

THURSDAY:     Feast of Bl Edward Powell and Beatified Martyrs of Clifton Diocese (16/17C)
                                  Mass at 12 noon, followed by Adoration until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:         Feast of St Albert the Great, Bishop, Dominican, Theologian (1206-1280)
                              Adoration at 8.15am      Morning Prayer at 8.45am    Mass at 9.00am

SATURDAY:     Feast of St Edmund of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury (1175-1240)
                                 Adoration
at 8.15am       Morning Prayer at 8.45am    Mass at 9.00am
                                                   Sacrament of Reconciliation:  4.30-5.00pm only

TODAY   [1] Appropriately in this month of November, as we pray specially for the ‘Living who have died’, the Word of God for the 32nd Sunday of the Year celebrates that Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter Day has liberated the power of Resurrection for all of us – for every human person. Indeed all Creation is destined to be gathered into the Body of Christ Omega, when all things in heaven and and on earth are fulfilled and transformed in Christ and Christ becomes ‘all in all’. Resurrection is our eternal life – and so much more!
[2] It is Remembrance Sunday, when we remember all who have died in the too many conflicts and wars of the past more than 100 years. As we remember the colossal waste of human life and genius, the individual stories of pain and grief, as well as heroism, we cry out for peace. Never grow tired of praying for and believing in Peace! Mass will be a Mass for the Dead and a Prayer for Peace.
[3] We also celebrate the Rite of Child Catechumen with children soon to be baptised.
[4] Mass with the Catholic Deaf Association at 3.00pm – all welcome.

NEXT SUNDAY    [1] With the Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year we have a very definite Advent feel to our Scriptures – speaking of the Day of the Lord.We celebrate Jesus whose Coming always challenges and changes us and the world around us. Fine Temples and Churches mean nothing to him – it is the temple that we human beings are that matter. Will Righteousness, justice and healing be light we radiate upon the world? Will we build people and communities rather buildings and empires?
[2] It is the World Day of the Poor, when we rededicate ourselves to put the poor first! As an expression of this we will have a Retiring Collection for our own Parish ‘Caritas’ Fund to be used to relieve poverty locally.
[3] Mass with the LBGT+ community and friends at 3.00pm – all very welcome. A reminder that this a diocesan Ministry entrusted to us at St Nicks at Bishop Declan’s request.

DIOCESAN PRAYER    The Diocese prays today for the Parish in Communion for Mission of St John the Evangelist, Bath, served by Fr Christopher Whitehead, Parish Administrator Janet Flinn and all their community. 

PRAY EACH WEEK FOR A DIFFERENT MINISTRY OR MISSION OF THE PARISH   This week, pray God’s Blessing and guidance for our Lay Ministers of the Eucharist who bring the Eucharist to the housebound, help with the distribution of the Eucharist at Mass, and lead us in prayer Word and Communion in the absence of the priest.

WORD OF GOD FOR THIRTY-SECOND WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME
Sunday         2 Maccabees 7: 1-2, 9-14 / Psalm 16 / 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3: 5 / Luke 20: 27-38
Monday           Wisdom 1: 1-7 / Psalm 138 / Luke 17: 1-6
Tuesday          Wisdom 2: 23-3:9 / Psalm 33 / Luke 17: 7-10
Wednesday   Wisdom 6: 1-11/ Psalm 81 / Luke 17: 11-19
Thursday        Wisdom 7: 22-8: 1 / Psalm 118 / Luke 17: 20-25
Friday               Wisdom 13: 1-9 / Psalm 18 / Luke 17: 26-37
Saturday         Wisdom 13: 14-16, 19: 6-9 / Psalm 104 / Luke 18: 1-8