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Year B
11th / 12th and 18th /19th August 2018
NINETEENTH and TWENTIETH SUNDAYS

Jesus, the Bread come down from Heaven
‘I am the bread that came down from heaven!’ Mysterious words which cause the crowd to complain. Our own temptation, perhaps, when confronted with the claim of Jesus? After all we can surely apply Elijah’s humble admission to ourselves: ‘I am no better than my fathers’.
Between Jesus and his hearers, a tragic misunderstanding has developed. Before indicating that He was the bread of life, Jesus wished to partake of the bread of man. Thirty years of intense preparation, marked by daily meals, festive meals and meals of mourning. Thirty years of endeavour to make men aware of their essential hunger and of the living food He was offering them. Thirty years, only to hear His claim refuted with finality: ‘Surely that is Jesus, son of Joseph; how can he now say: “I have come down from heaven”’. The heart of disbelief is to see in Jesus only one who ‘shares the bread of man’ – as a human being only - and not to welcome the One who, along with the bread, wishes to share His own life.
‘No one can come to me unless he is drawn by the Father who sent me.’ In the religion of Jesus, it is God who draws us towards his Son, God who comes to us through his Son, the Bread and the Word come down from heaven, who shares his life with us before we have made a single move. God himself was instructing us through his Son who for thirty years ate the bread of men: he was showing us the difference between our bread, incapable of saving us from death and His Bread, given for the life of the world. In this rescue operation which God carries out by the incarnation of his Son and the gift of the Eucharist, Bread for the Christian’s journey, will we know how to let ourselves be drawn to God today and instructed by him?

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
NINETEENTH SUNDAY
Sat      6.30 p.m.     Intentions of Richard & Helen Savelli (25th Wedding Anniversary)
Sun   10.00 a.m.     People of the Parish
Tues    7.30 p.m.    St. Maximilian Kolbe
Joyce Christy
Wed    9.30 a.m.    ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY (Holyday)
7.30 p.m.
Thurs 7.30 p.m.
Fri       9.00 a.m.     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9.30 a.m.
TWENTIETH SUNDAY
Sat       6.30 p.m.
Sun    10.00 a.m.    People of the Parish
Tues     7.30 p.m.    St Pius
Mary Chrismas, R.I.P.
Thurs   7.30 p.m.    St Rose of Lima
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY
Sat          6.30 p.m.
Sun      10.00 a.m.    People of the Parish

MASSES DURING FR WILLIAM’S HOLIDAY
Fr William will be away August 13th – 27th but we are fortunate to have Fr Richard Marsden, Fr Michael Marsden and Fr Michael Gilligan celebrating Mass for us on the following days:

Wednesday 15th August: 9.30 a.m. & 7.30 p.m. Fr. Richard Marsden
Thursday 16th August: 7.30 p.m. Fr. Richard Marsden
Friday 17th August: 9.30 p.m. Fr. Richard Marsden
Saturday 18th August: 6.30 p.m. Fr. Michael Marsden
Sunday 19th August: 10.00 a.m. Fr. Michael Gilligan
Tuesday 21st August: 7.30 p.m. Fr. Michael Gilligan
Thursday 23rd August: 7.30 p.m. Fr. Michael Gilligan
Saturday 25th August: 6.30 p.m. Fr. Michael Marsden
Sunday26th August: 10.00 a.m. Fr. Michael Gilligan
Normal Masses will resume from Tuesday 28th August

MASS TIMES
It is planned to resume Monday and Saturday morning Masses from 3rd September. More about this later.

PRAYERS REQUESTED
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, Teresa Chan, Maisie Lumb and for all who ask for prayers.

R.I.P. Fr Reginald Riley S.M. died Tuesday 7th August at McAuley Mount (Sisters of Mercy) in Burnley. He was, at one time, Catholic Chaplain at Exeter University and also Chaplain to the University of London at Gower Street. May he rest in peace.

R.I.P.  Mary Megson who died this week.  May she rest in peace.

CHEQUES
From 1st August, any donation or payment to the parish by cheque should be made out to: Our Lady of Lourdes and St Peter Chanel. When requesting a Mass for a special intention, please note that any cheque for the stipend (£10) should be made payable to Fr. William Massie.

GIFT AID A cheque for £7,379.09 has been received from the tax man. A big thank you to all those who are able to donate in this way. If anyone else would like to join the scheme, please contact Margaret Crummay, tel. 472260.

ST CHARLES DROP-IN CENTRE
Because of an electrical fire in the Centre it is not possible to prepare hot meals in the Drop-In at St Charles. However sandwiches can be made, so, if you can bring along any kind of tinned food that can be used to make sandwiches, please put them in the box in the church porch for collection. Thank you.

JOKES
Why don't you see giraffes in primary school? Because they're all in High School!
What do you call a magician on a plane? A flying sorcerer!
Why did Goofy put a clock under his desk? Because he wanted to work over-time!
What do you call a South American girl who is always in a hurry? Urgent Tina

20th Sunday in Ordinary time Year B

18th / 19th August 2018
The Life we receive through Holy Communion

This Sunday we hear a further extract from the sixth chapter of St John’s gospel. Those who heard Jesus in Capernaum complained at every turn. ‘How can he say he has come down from heaven?’ ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ But Jesus did not retract his words or weaken them to suggest he was speaking symbolically and not literally: ‘If you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you will not have life in you.’
Holy Communion can effect real change in our lives. It is the divine life of Jesus so it can glorify us. St John Paul II said, ‘gazing on Our Lady we see the transforming power of the Eucharist.’ It can leave us unchanged. Recall those words in the gospels when Jesus returned to his home town ‘but he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief’ (Matt 13:58). Haunting. Or it could condemn us. St Paul warns that to eat unworthily the body and blood of the Lord is to bring condemnation on ourselves (1 Corinthians 11:27). Let us speak honestly, humbly and intensely to the Lord Jesus when we receive Him in Holy Communion.

ROTAS FOR MASS AND LINEN

11th/12th August
Readers:
6.30: F. Carroll, A. Pollock
10.00: P. Pushparajah, C. Yates
Communion:
6.30: Sr. S. Morrison, J. O’Hare, P. Gallagher
10.00: K. Lavelle, K. Leahy, R. Pipkin, R. Shomari, A. Kalombe
Linen: S. Teixeira-Damaso

18th/19th August

Readers:
6.30: O. Reading, T.Doto
10.00: L. Capraro, Br.J.McAllister
Communion:
6.30: L. Coward, O. Reading, P. Barron
10.00: T. Carruthers, S. Murambya, Br. J.McAllister,P. Perera, C. Lavelle
Linen M. Hill

25th /26th August
Readers:
6.30: H. Cunnah, C. Hines
10.00: R. Shomari, L. Hines.
Communion:
6.30: T. Doto, A. Pollock, A. Gallagher
10.00: A. Muragwa, A. Bentley, T. Hubbard,K. Lavelle, K. Leahy
Linen Sr S. Morrison

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: ollandspc@gmail.com