Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time
16th /17th November 2019
The ‘prosperity gospel’ is mentioned much in Bible-Belt America: ‘Believe in the Lord and He will bless you with all good things’ [= prosperity]. It’s known nowhere in the Bible. Yet even many Catholics adopt a soft version of it in their ‘insurance policy approach. What does the Lord Jesus in fact promise us? We hear in today’s gospel: “You will be hated by all men on account of my name”. Indeed, ten of the twelve apostles died as martyrs. But what were they offered which motivated them? What are we offered to motivate us, if we are to keep on trying to live the Catholic option? “Your endurance will win you your lives.”
‘Keep on keeping-on’ a friend said to me on the day of my priestly jubilee in the summer. Why? Simply because the Lord invites us to and promises to be with us every step of the way. The saints were utterly confident of this. Do all with Christ, for Christ: He is very near. So, the words of our new English saint, St John Henry Newman: “Doubt not, then, his power to bring you through any difficulties, who gives you the command to encounter them.” And St Catherine Laboreé, the French Daughter of Charity sister who saw Our Lady in her convent chapel in Paris in 1834, which prepared the way for the great apparitions in Lourdes 24 years later: “The times will be evil… the entire world will be upset by all kinds of misfortunes [no time of collective or personal ‘prosperity then?!]. But come to the foot of the altar. There, graces will be poured out on all those who ask for them with confidence.”
The Church’s Year is drawing to a close. Has it been good for you? Have you had to endure things at times? Perhaps it is even your Catholic faith which has brought its share of trials. Pray then for the grace of endurance.
Response to the Psalm: The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Please note the extra weekday Masses. All Masses are in the Church unless otherwise stated.
THIRTY THIRD SUNDAY of ORDINARY TIME
Sat 6.30 pm Joseph McAllister, R.I.P.
Sun 10.00 am People of the Parish
Sun 6.30 pm November Dead List
Mon 9.30 am Kerins & O’Brien families
Tues 9.30 am November Dead List
Tues 7.30 pm David Bond, R.I.P.
Wed 8.00 am in Chaplaincy
Wed 9.30 am November Dead List
Thurs 9.30 am Joseph McAllister, R.I.P.
Thurs 7.30 pm November Dead List in Chaplaincy
Fri 9.30 am Damaso & Teizeira families
Sat 9.30 am Special Intention in Chaplaincy
SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING
Sat 6.30 pm Stella Gordon, R.I.P.
Sun 10.00 am Kathleen Richards, R.I.P.
Sun 6.30 pm People of the Parish
ADORATION OF THE NOTE EXTRA TIMES FOR
BLESSED SACRAMENT CONFESSIONS
Thursday, 6.30pm - 7.30pm Saturday 10am – 10.45am in Chaplaincy
Friday, 8.30am – 9.30am Saturday 5.15pm – 6pm
Saturday 10am - 11am Sunday 5.45pm – 6.15pm
Loose Plate £418.82
Total £854.82 Thank you.
CAFOD Family Fast Day appeal Many thanks to all those who contributed to the appeal. The amount raised was £453.91.
WELCOME TO FR NICHOLAS CROWE
Fr Nicholas is a priest of the Dominican Order. He will be preaching at all Masses and there will be a retiring collection at the end of Mass for the missionary work of the Dominicans. Please give generously.
NEXT WEEK WE WILL WELCOME OUR NEW YOUTH-WORKER, ALEX CORSER
He recently graduated from the university and is with us until August, working in the parish and the chaplaincy and our schools. Please introduce yourselves to him and make him welcome.
FILM ABOUT THE DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION AND ST FAUSTINA
This is at the Odeon this Monday (18th November) at 7pm . It is being shown across the country on this date and time. There are only 80 seats available. Please try and go along if you can. You can book on line.
MASS IN THE ‘EXTRAORDINARY FORM’ EVERY THURSDAY EVENING
It is now celebrated weekly at the University Chaplaincy every Thursday evening at 7.30pm.
PARISH CHRISTMAS DRAW HAMPER
It’s coming to that time of year again when we ask for donations for the Hamper Draw. If you are able to donate, please see the list in the Church porch. Draw tickets are available in the church porch.
TOMBOLA PRIZES, CAKES AND BUNS are needed for Sunday, 15th December. Please leave the prizes either in the Social Club before or after 10am Mass on Sundays or give to a priest or Council member. Please bring cakes and buns for the cake stall on the day. Contact Therese Hubbard on 07736 258506 for further information if needed.
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS Everyone is invited to the Mass of Thanksgiving for the 50 years of priesthood in the Society of Mary for Fr Michael Simison and Fr Desmond Hanrahan on Saturday,7th December, at 12 noon in our church, followed by a buffet reception in the parish hall.
PARISH PENS only £1.50 each!
We now have another supply of the pens which proved very popular previously. Please see Gwen Carruthers if you would like to purchase 1 or 2. We have 300 to sell with proceeds going into Parish Funds.
We have begun a Bible Study every Tuesday evening after 7.30pm Mass. It will last 45 minutes and we will look in closer detail at the gospel reading of the previous Sunday. All are welcome. It is in the Chaplaincy Common Room (113/115 Cottingham Road).
REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DEAD IN NOVEMBER
During November we offer Masses for our loved ones who have died. November Dead envelopes are available for your Dead Lists. There are also grave candles for sale in the church porch (£2.50).
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC?
Or would you like to deepen your understanding of the Catholic faith? A ‘Journey in Faith’ group is intended for Autumn. Please contact Fr William or Fr Peter for further information.
PLEASE CONSIDER a legacy to the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes & St Peter Chanel when you make or revise your will.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION SUMMER 2020
The first meeting for parents & children is on Thursday 21st November at 6.15pm at 113 Cottingham Road.
CONFIRMATION SUMMER 2020
Forms are available for those wishing to be confirmed in summer 2020. Young people should be in Year 9 and above. Any adults who have not been confirmed are encouraged to approach one of the priests.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS Please collect your copy of the new rota from the church porch.
ST. ANTHONY’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT with the New Park Singers will be held on Thursday, 5th December at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 (including refreshments) are available from Jean Campbell, tel.875698. All proceeds to St. Anthony’s Church.
YOUTH SUNDAY is celebrated next weekend, 23/24 November. There will be a retiring collection. Please use the green Gift Aid envelopes for your donation.
ROTAS FOR MASS AND LINEN
Readers: 6.30: T. Birmingham, H. Cunnah 10.00: N. Wormleighton, B. Arthur
Communion: 6.30: O. Reading, P. Barron
10.00: A. Bentley, T. Hubbard, K. Lavelle, K. Leahy, A. Kalombe
Linen: M. Hill
Readers: 6.30: T. Doto, F. Carroll 10.00: C. Yates, M. Moore
Communion: 6.30: T. Doto, A.Pollock, H. Rice
10.00: R. Pipkin, P. Perera, T. Carruthers, S. Murambya
Linen: Sr. S. Morrison
To book the Parish Hall: please contact Tim or Gwen Carruthers on 805457.
Fr William Massie (PP) Tel: 342519 / 343216
Fr Peter Taylor
Parish Office: 119 Cottingham Road, Hull HU5 2DH
Parish website: ollspc.com
Parish email: email@example.com