TWENTY- NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
20th/21st October 2018
Most of us are guilty at one time or another of making requests for more importance, be it someone wanting to sit in a better place or someone asking for more responsibility and so be seen to be more important. It is often presented with a veneer of civility and phrased something like: ‘Do you mind if I…’. We all crave honour, position, to be recognised for what we do for others, it is part of our broken humanity.
When James and John make their request to Jesus they are met with the response “You do not know what you are asking.” In their request they are seeking to be exalted above the other disciples. James and John are looking for honour and position, but with Christ there is no honour nor position without suffering, without making oneself the servant of others. Second Vatican Council taught that “The Church is not motivated by an earthly ambition but it is interested in one thing only – to carry on the work of Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, for he came into the world to bear witness to the truth, to save and not to judge, to serve and not to be served.” (GS, 3)
We must ask ourselves then, when we ask for responsibilities are we asking for the prestige that goes with it or for the service which we undertake? Our Lord tells us that he came “to serve and not to be served”, and that we should not lord our positions over others, but be of service to the poorest and weakest. That is one of the challenges of Christianity: a challenge of humility.
Response to the Psalm: May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
TWENTY- NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
WORLD MISSION DAY
All Masses in the Church unless otherwise stated.
Sat 6.30 pm Living & dec’d members of Cooper, Cowling & McFaul families
Sun 10.00 am People of the Parish
Sun 6.30 pm Student Mass
Mon 9.30 am St John Paul II
Tues 7.30 pm St John of Capistrano in Chaplaincy Liv. & dec’d mems. Kerins & O’Brien fams.
Wed 8.00 am St Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop in Chaplaincy
Wed 9.30 am Geraldine Hall, R.I.P.
Thurs 6.30 pm Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Thurs 7.30 pm in Chaplaincy
Fri 8.30 am Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Fri 9.30 am Ss Chad & Cedd Intentions of R & K Leahy
Sat 10.30 am in Chaplaincy
THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sat 6.30 p.m. Fr Michael White, R.I.P. (lst Anniv.)
Sun 10.00 a.m. Mary O’Donnell, R.I.P. (Anniv.)
Sun 6.30 p.m. Student Mass
We pray for Rashid Brown Shomari, Shirley-Anne Heselton, Ian Warelow, Sonja McKenzie, John Loane, Caroline Bentley, Maureen Perry, Fr. Clive Birch, Fr. Brian Nicholson, Holly Hamer, Peggy Parker, Fr. John Wood, Fr. Gerard Burns, Elizabeth Magee, Jim & Pat Cowling, Annelise Bachik, Joe McAllister, Diane Williams, Edwina Maria Thompson, Fr. Jim O’Brien, Teresa Ulliott, Teresa Hayes, Mary O’Brien, Jo Porter, Tom Amos, Maisie Lumb, Teresa Doto, Gwen Carruthers and for all who ask for prayers.
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS
Loose Plate £ 262.88
Envelopes £ 317.00
Total £ 579.88 Thank you.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY There will be a Retiring Collection this weekend.
MASS INTENTIONS There are envelopes in the porch for Mass Intentions and Offerings for weekday and Sunday Masses. Having Masses offered for the living and the dead is probably one of the most powerful prayers on earth because our prayers are joined to the great prayer and saving action of Jesus Christ.
MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS
The month of the Holy Souls is approaching when especially we pray for loved ones who have died. For Holy Mass to be offered for the souls of your loved ones during the month of November please use the November Dead List envelopes (in the church porch) Include the names of deceased relatives or friend together with your donation and put in the collection baskets or deliver to 119 Cottingham Road.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST Please collect a sheet from the church foyer about your ministry.
The Youth Quiz is about to re-commence. The draw took place last Sunday:
St Charles v. St Vincent de Paul
St Francis of Assisi v. South East Hull parishes
St Mary Queen of Martyrs v. West Hull Parishes
St Anthony v. Our Lady of Lourdes & St Peter Chanel
Holy Cross v. Our Lady of Lourdes
A team of young people is needed to rise to the challenge. Please see our seminarian Peter if you would like to be in the team.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Meeting for children and parents on Thursday 15th November at 6.30 p.m. in the Church.
SUNDAY EVENING TALK AT THE HULL UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY 117 Cottingham Road, Sunday 28 October 2018, at 8pm
Why dialogue with other religions? by Archbishop Kevin Macdonald, archbishop emeritus of Southwark and Chair of the Bishops' Conference Committee for Other Faiths and of the Committee for Catholic-Jewish Relations.
Mass of celebration for the Howdenshire martyrs at Sacred Heart Howden, Friday November 16th at 7.00 p.m. Light refreshments. All welcome.
AFTERNOON OF REFLECTION & THANKSGIVING FOR THE NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS at Liverpool, at the Marist Hall on Saturday 27th October starting with soup lunch at 1pm, includes Votive Mass of the Holy Eucharist ending at 4pm.
THE COLUMBAN ‘INVITATION TO MISSION’ is now into its 5th year. It is a 10-day visit overseas. Read the blogs for a taste of their experiences on the regional Columban website: http://www.columbans.co.uk/join-us/invitation-to-mission/ They are now inviting applications for participation for the 2019 programme, visiting the Philippines during Holy Week. They invite people to see and learn from a different reality, looking at faith and a range of issues based around where Columban Missionaries live and work. Max age: 60. Deadline for booking: 2 November 2018. Ask Fr William for more details.
WALSINGHAM – CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA AND THURSFORD SPECTACULAR
From Wednesday, 28th to Friday, 30th November, 2018. Cost - Ensuite room: £195; Bedroom with washbasin: £180. For booking forms see Margaret Crummay or telephone 472260.
ROTAS FOR MASS AND LINEN
20th /21st October
Readers: 6.30: F.Carroll, A. Pollock 10.00: M. Moore, M. Crummay
Communion: 6.30: A. Gallagher, H. Rice, F. Carroll
10.00: P.Perera, C. Lavelle, A. Muragwa, A. Bentley, T. Hubbard
Linen: S. Teixeira-Damaso
Readers: 6.30: O. Reading, T. Doto 10.00: P. Pushparajah, S.T-Damaso
Communion: 6.30: Sr. S. Morrison, J. O’Hare, P. Gallagher
10.00: K. Lavelle, K. Leahy, R. Pipkin, R. Shomari, A. Kalombe
Linen: M. Hill
To book the Parish Hall: please contact Tim or Gwen Carruthers on 805457.
Fr. William Massie (PP) Tel: 342519 / 343216
Parish Office: 119 Cottingham Road, Hull HU5 2DH
Parish website: ollspc.com
Parish email: email@example.com