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Year C

SIXTH SUNDAY of ORDINARY TIME

16th / 17th February 2019

Life is always full of choices and if anything, the recent push of society is to focus on our individual freedom centred on these choices. It is unsurprising then when we hear the refrain ‘if they’re not hurting anyone’ then whatever it is becomes acceptable.

In our Gospel Luke gives us his version of the beatitudes, but unlike in Matthew’s Gospel (Mt 5:3-12), Luke presents them as a contrast of four happy and four woes. The beatitudes present to us with moral choices and ask us to reconsider what is at the heart of them. Is our concern focused on our own betterment at the expense of others, or is it based on putting our trust in the Lord like the example that God shares with Jeremiah in the first reading.

Sadly, when we use the refrain ‘if they’re not hurting anyone’ we often overlook the fact that there is a person being hurt, the person themselves, because they are focusing on their own desires at the expense of others. The beatitudes “…teaches us that true happiness is not found in riches or well-being, in human fame or power, or in any human achievement – however beneficial it may be…” “…but in God alone, the source of every good and of all love.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1723).                PT

 

Response to the psalm:

Happy the man who has placed his trust in the Lord.

 

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
All Masses are in the Church unless otherwise stated.

SIXTH SUNDAY of ORDINARY TIME
RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY

Sat     6.30 pm      David Parkinson, R.I.P
Sun  10.00 am      John Malone, Robert Whitelegg, Joanne Whitelegg & John Carnet, R.I.P.
Sun    6.30 pm      Student Mass
Mon   9.30 am      Hilary Stinson, R.I.P.
Tues   7.30 pm      in Chaplaincy
Wed   9.30 pm
Thurs 6.30 pm     Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Chaplaincy
Thurs 7.30 pm                 in Chaplaincy
Fri      8.30 am      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Fri      9.30 am
Sat   10.30 am       in Chaplaincy

SEVENTH SUNDAY of ORDINARY TIME
Sat      6.30 pm      Intentions of Beryl Taylor
Sun   10.00 am
Sun    6.30 pm Student Mass

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Confessions available, Saturdays, 5.15 – 6.15 p.m. and on request.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION
Envelopes      £303.78
Loose Plate    £412.50
Total               £716.28        Thank you.

HULL CATHOLIC YOUTH CLUB
The new Hull Catholic Youth Club meets on Fridays in the Parish Hall, 7 – 8.30 p.m. It is for young people from the Hull Catholic Parishes, year 5+.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASS
The next class will be on Thursday, 28th February, at 6.15 pm.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL
Every first and third Wednesday of the month. Next meeting, Wednesday, 20th February. Everyone welcome.

RED MISSION BOXES
Please return your Mission Boxes to Bernadette Barron, Margaret Crummay or Fr William Massie as soon as possible for counting and emptying.

DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
The annual Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage will take place from 24th – 31st May 2019, flying from Durham Tees Valley airport. See poster for details or the February Catholic Voice for information and how to book. Cost by plane about £600.

PARENTS!!!
Do not let your child use the toilet unaccompanied. And please leave the toilet as you would wish to find it.

FAMILIES OF ALTAR SERVERS AND FORMER ALTAR SERVERS
Could you please check whether you have an alb at home that is no longer being worn. Our cupboard seems rather empty.

PARISH AGM
This will be after Mass on Sunday 3rd March at 11am in the Parish Social Centre. Please come along to elect or re-elect your Parish Pastoral Council for the next year. Please consider standing for a post or talk to someone you think would be suitable. If you would like more information, speak to Thérèse Hubbard or Fr William or one of the existing committee members.

FINANCIAL SKILLS REQUIRED
Is there anyone with bookkeeping skills who could help Fr William?

A THOUGHT
Sometimes we think we are looking for God. But it is always God who is looking for us, and often he allows himself to be found by those who are not looking for him Henri de Lubac

BAD JOKES
Where did Noah keep his bees in the Ark? In the arc-hives.
What was the snail doing on the motorway? A couple of miles a week.
How do hedgehogs play leapfrog? Very carefully.
Why do witches fly on broomsticks? Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy.
Have you heard the joke about the dustbin? Well, don’t listen. It’s a load of rubbish.

ROTAS FOR MASS AND LINEN

16th/17th February
Readers:
6.30: A. Pollock, F. Carroll
10.00: S.T-Damaso, P.Perera
Communion:
6.30: A. Gallagher, H. Rice, F. Carroll
10.00: P. Perera, C. Lavelle, A. Muragwa, A. Bentley, T. Hubbard
Linen: M. Hill

23rd / 24th February
Readers:
6.30: O. Reading, C. Hines
10.00: N. Wormleighton, B. Arthur
Communion:
6.30: Sr. S. Morrison, J. O’Hare, P. Gallagher
10.00: K. Lavelle, K. Leahy, R. Pipkin, T. Shomari, A Kalombe
Linen: S. Teixeira-Damaso

To book the Parish Hall: please contact Tim or Gwen Carruthers on 805457.

 

Fr. William Massie (PP) Tel: 342519 / 343216         Rev Peter Taylor (Deacon) 

Parish Office: 119 Cottingham Road, Hull HU5 2DH
Parish website: ollspc.com
Parish email: ollandspc@gmail.com