Mass Times

                               TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY           PARISH MASS at 10.00am (live steamed: Parish Website)

MONDAY:       Feast of St John Chrysostom,  Bishop & Theologian (347-407)
                               Adoration at 5.30pm   Service of Word and Communion at 6.00pm

 TUESDAY:   Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
                              Adoration at 6.00pm   Service of Word and Communion at 6.30pm

WEDNESDAY:     Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
                                       Adoration at 6.00pm   Service of Word and Communion at 6.30pm (Live-streamed on Parish Website)

THURSDAY:      Feast of St Cornelius, Pope and St Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs (3rd Century)
                                   Adoration at 11.30am   Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon

FRIDAY:        Feast of St Edith of Wilton, Nun (961-984) & St Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
                           Adoration at 6.00pm     Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon at 6.30pm

SATURDAY:    No Liturgy today (Ethiopian Orthodox Liturgy)
                                            Sacrament of Reconciliation:   None

12/09/2021   [1]   On the Twenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus the ‘Anointed One’, the ‘Christ’, the long-awaited ‘Messiah’. But Jesus redefines the Messiah, the Christ, not as a powerful liberating warrior but as a faithful and humble Servant of not only the Jewish people, but of all people. This Messiah is the Suffering Servant who carries the Cross! Will we walk in his footsteps, take up the Cross of building with Him a new & better world!
[2] Mass with the LBGTQ+ community and friends at 3.00pm – all welcome.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME
Sunday           Isaiah 50: 5-9 / Psalm 114 / James 2: 14-18 / Mark 8: 27-35
Monday          1 Timothy 2: 1-8 / Psalm 27 / Luke 7: 1-10
Tuesday          Numbers 21: 4-9 / Psalm 77 / Philippians 2: 6-11 / John 3: 13-17
Wednesday   1 Timothy 3: 14-16 / Psalm 110 / John 19: 25-27
Thursday        1 Timothy 4: 12-16 / Psalm 110 / Luke 7: 36-50
Friday               1 Timothy 6: 2-12 / Psalm 48 / Luke 8: 1-3
Saturday         1 Timothy 6: 13-16 / Psalm 99 / Luke 8: 4-15

                                   TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY       PARISH SERVICE OF WORD & COMMUNION at 10.00am (live steamed: Parish Website)

MONDAY:       Feast of St Andreew Kim Tae-gon, Priest and the Korean Martyrs (19th Century)
                               Adoration at 5.30pm   Service of Word and Communion at 6.00pm

 TUESDAY:   Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
                             Adoration at 6.00pm   Service of Word and Communion at 6.30pm

WEDNESDAY:     Adoration at 6.00pm   Service of Word and Communion at 6.30pm (Live-streamed on Parish Website)

THURSDAY:     Feast of St Pius of Pietrelcina (‘Padre Pio’) Franciscan Priest (1897-1968)
                                Adoration at 11.30am   Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon

FRIDAY:        Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham
                           Adoration at 6.00pm     Service of Word and Communion at 6.30pm

SATURDAY:    Adoration at 11.30am Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon

Sacrament of Reconciliation: None

THOUGHT FOR TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

                       WHAT IS TRUE GREATNESS IN THE KINGDOM?

Among the squabbling apostles, jostling for more power and prestige, Jesus teaches them and us the nature of greatness. He places a child, powerless, dependent, of no rank of influence, and tells them that the greatness of the Kingdom lies within the child.
There is so much ambition in our world – ambitions for honours, for success, for wealth , for recognition,, for power. Paul tells us ‘be ambitious for higher gifts’ – and then speaks of love! Love is the measure of true greatness, love that safeguards the child and the vulnerable. Love that far from abusing or ignoring, places the children of the world, the children of our parish, the children of our families above every ambition.
Children need less of our money and goods and more of our time and love. They have a right to be safe from all harm, safe from violence of every kind in their homes, in their church, on their streets. Honours mean nothing, power means nothing – what matters is that we build a safe world for our children!

19/09/2021    [1] On the Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus who comes to suffer and die for love of all humanity and so to win loves’ victory over hatred and pride. His Way to victory is through the seeming defeat of the Cross, the Suffering Servant!
[2] Service with the LBGTQ+ community and friends at 3.00pm – all welcome.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME
Sunday            Wisdom 2: 12, 17-20 / Psalm 53 / James 3: 16-4:3 / Mark 9: 30-37
Monday           Ezra 1: 1-6 / Psalm 125 / Luke 8: 16-18
Tuesday          Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13 / Psalm 18 / Matthew 9: 9-13
Wednesday   Ezra 9: 5-9 / Responsorial Tobit 13 / Luke 9: 1-6
Thursday        Haggai 1: 1-8 / Psalm 149 / Luke 9: 7-9
Friday               Haggai 1: 15-2: 9 / Psalm 42 / Luke 9: 18-22
Saturday         Zechariah 2: 5-9, 14-15 / Responsorial Jeremiah 31 / Luke 9: 43-45

DIOCESAN PRAYER    Today the Diocese prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of St Osmund, St Gregory and the English Martyrs, and Holy Redeemer, Salisbury,  with Downton and Whaddon, served by Fr Anthony Paris, Deacons Steven Godwin, John Detain, John Proctor, Parish Administrator, Marilise Smurthwaite, and all their communities.

PRAY FOR THIS WEEK’S PARISH MINISTRY OR MISSION These two weeks, pray God’s Blessing for our Live-Streaming & Social Media ministry and our Lay Proclaimers of the Word. Covid has brought us a new ministry, the harnessing of live-streaming through the Internet and the use of Social media in the service of the Gospel. We have extended the scope of our community and enabled the housebound to be nourished by Word and Spiritual communion with the Eucharist we celebrate. Our Lay Proclaimers of the Word  enrich our understanding and proclaim Good news as they share the Word with faith and love in the heart of our worshipping community. Pray God’s anointing for these ministries.