22nd / 23rd June 2019
We often hear the real presence of Jesus spoken about at Mass. We hear words like transubstantiation, we hear the words of Christ in the Mass saying, “this is my body… this is my blood”. It is something which becomes ingrained within the Catholic psyche – at Holy Communion we receive the body and blood of Jesus, that Jesus is really and truly present within the tabernacle of each Church. We know this on an intellectual level, we know it mentally, but often we don’t know it in our hearts.
This feast of Corpus Christi is one of the great feasts as we celebrate this precious gift that Christ has given his Church, his enduring presence in Holy Communion. Thirty or forty years ago this feast would be accompanied with processions of the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of every city, town and village. There would be a great out pouring of devotion towards Jesus’ presence that would go beyond being present at Mass.
A Muslim man once enquired about what Catholics believe about Holy Communion, and when it was explained that we believe that God is truly present under the appearance of bread and wine he remarked ‘if I believed what you did, I would fall flat on my face every time I entered a Church’. For him to enter the presence of God could be met with no other reaction. It is perhaps a point of reflection for each of us: how do we approach Jesus in Holy Communion? Do we prepare ourselves to encounter him properly? Do I offer thanksgiving after receiving him? Do I truly believe in my heart he is there? How can I believe more deeply? PT.
Response to the Psalm: You are a priest forever, a priest like Melchizedek of old.
GAUDIUM MAGNUM ANUNTIO VOBIS…
… as is said in St Peter’s Square when a new pope is elected. Well it is good news for us: the bishop informed me during the week that he is appointing Deacon Peter to assist in the parish & chaplaincy after his priestly ordination on 7th September. We will all have the challenge of remembering to call him “Fr Peter”. Do congratulate him when you see him.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
All Masses are in the Church unless otherwise stated.
Sat 6.30 pm People of the Parish
Sun 10.00 am Dorothy Cox, R.I.P.
Mon 9.30 am Dominik & Petronella O’Such, R.I.P.
Tues 7.30 pm David Bond, R.I.P. in Chaplaincy
Wed NO MASS
Thurs 6.30 pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Thurs 7.30 pm in Chaplaincy
Fri NO MASS
Sat 10.30 am in Chaplaincy
Ss PETER AND PAUL
Sat 6.30 pm
Sun 10.00 am People of the Parish
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturdays, 5.15 – 6.15 pm and on request.
Loose Plate £338.62
Total £740.62 Thank you.
DOROTHY COX, R.I.P.
The funeral of Dorothy Cox will take place in the church on Monday 1st July at 11am. We offer our sympathy to Nick and his family.
FAITH SUMMER CONFERENCE for young people ages 15+ Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August at Woldingham School, Surrey. Talks, sports, prayer & recreation. Information available from Deacon Peter or Fr William.
HULL CATHOLIC YOUTH CLUB
The Hull Catholic Youth Club meets on Fridays in the Parish Hall, 7–8.30 pm. It is for young people from the Hull Catholic Parishes, year 5 upwards.
SUMMER CAMP AT AMPLEFORTH ABBEY IN JULY
‘Faith Summertime’ is a popular summer camp for young people aged 9 to 15. It’s during the first week of the summer holidays - Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 July. Cost £140 includes accommodation, all meals and entrance to Flamingo Land. More information and applications from Deacon Peter, Fr Massie or Michelle Robertson.
Can you support young people who would like to go on the Summer Camp at Ampleforth?
Some of the families in our parish and schools would struggle to send their child or children on the Summer Camp at Ampleforth in July. The camp has been running for over 20 years and has helped many in the practice of their faith. Any donations to help provide subsidies would be grateful received. Please see Fr William.
PARISH SOCIAL EVENTS – DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Afternoon Tea in the Social Club, Wednesday, 3rd July, at 2.00 pm.
Fr William will be celebrating the Silver Jubilee of his ordination with Mass and a Social on Wednesday, 17th July. Everyone in the parish is invited.
Would anyone be able to help with Fr William’s Silver Jubilee celebration on Wednesday 17th July?
A list for food will be at the back of church and there will be help needed on the evening as there will be priests from across the diocese and people from parishes where Fr William has served over the last 25 years, as well as some family and friends. Therese Hubbard is coordinating the arrangements. Please contact her if you can help, tel. 07736 258506.
WALK FOR VOCATIONS & POSTGATE RALLY
On Sunday 7th July there will be a Mass celebrated by Bishop Terry in a field at Egton Bridge in honour of Blessed Nicholas Postgate and the English Martyrs. It is at 3 pm. How about trying to fill a coach and make it a Parish Day Out? We could go on to Whitby for fish and chips. Sign the list at the back of church if interested.
Walkers might like to do the 4 mile walk from St Anne’s Ugthorpe in the footsteps of Blessed Nicholas Postgate. Registration for the walk is from 10.15am for 11am departure. Let Fr William know if you are interested.
A date for later in the year... Inspirational Day for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Ministers of the Word will be held on Saturday 23 November 2019 at The Spa, Scarborough. Further information for this will be available nearer the date. Please contact Carol Lavelle if you require any further information regarding these dates.
TAKING COMMUNION TO PEOPLE IN THEIR HOMES
Any Minister of Holy Communion who could take communion to people in their own homes weekly, monthly, or occasionally is asked to speak to Fr Massie or Deacon Peter as soon as possible.
All readers please note that there will be a meeting for readers on Saturday 13th July at 11.00 a.m. Please try to be there.
ROTAS FOR MASS AND LINEN
Readers: 6.30: F. Carroll, O.Reading 10.00: P. Perera, M. Justice
Communion: 6.30: L. Coward, O. Reading, P. Barron
10.00: T. Carruthers, S.Murambya, R. Pipkin, R. Shomari, P. Perera
Linen: S. T-Damaso
Readers: 6.30: C. Hines, D. Coward 10.00: P. Perera, M. Justice
Communion: 6.30: T. Doto, A. Pollock, A. Gallagher
10.00: C. Lavelle, A. Muragwa, R. Barlow,Br.J.McAllister, K. Croughan
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: firstname.lastname@example.org