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Year B

17th / 18th February 2018

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness and he remained there for forty days, and was tempted by Satan.                Mark 1:12

Response to the Psalm: Your ways, Lord, are faithfulness and love for those who keep your covenant.

MASS TIMES  AND INTENTIONS
Sat 6.30 p a.m.  People of the Parish
Tue 7.30 p.m.    Sr. Ita Healey, Sister of Mercy, formerly at Ensleigh Centre
Wed 9.30 a.m.   Sr. Margaret Finnety, R.I.P., Sister of Mercy.
Thu 7.30 p.m.   Teresa McAllister, R.I.P.
Fri 9.30 a.m.      With Class 3/4 from Endsleigh School
11.30 a.m.           Funeral Mass for Mrs Teresa McAllister
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Sat 6.30 p.m.     People of the Parish
Sun 10.00 a.m.

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

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
• There will be Stations of the Cross on Fridays of Lent, after the 9.30 a.m. Mass.
• Stations of the Cross at Endsleigh School each Friday at 8.30 a.m. Parents and relatives are welcome.
• Stations of the Cross in our church at 12.15 p.m. from Monday to Friday, led by students from the Catholic University Chaplaincy. All are welcome.
The Stations of the Cross are about more than remembering an historical event. Jesus represents us, and when we pray the Stations of the Cross, we are making our own journey too. (Bible Alive Lent 2018)

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, Mary Megson, 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 Ulliot, Teresa Hayes, Mary O’Brien, Jo Porter, Tom Amos and for all who ask for prayers.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTION
Loose Plate £257.37
Envelopes  £430.00
Total            £687.37                     Thank you

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY
Friday, 23rd February is Family Fast Day when we are invited to fast, pray and give, for the benefit of our brothers and sisters overseas who are in need. For every £1 we give, the Government will match it with £1.

PARISH OPEN MEETING
This year the Parish Open Meeting is a little earlier in the year, March instead of July. It will be on Sunday, 4th March, in the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. Mass. There will be the usual financial and maintenance reports, the election of 5 members to the Parish Council, an opportunity to look at the new website, a raffle, refreshments and, of course, the opportunity for discussion about the future of the parish.

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS
At the Parish Open Meeting on Sunday, 4th March, there will be the usual election of 5 members of the Parish Council, which helps Fr. Des in the administration of the parish. If you would like to help at this difficult time, please put your nominations slip in the box marked ‘Parish Council – Nominations’ in the church entrance.

THE VINCENTIAN FAMILY
On Saturday, 3rd March 2018 Sr. Marie Raw will give a day on the theme: “Welcome the Stranger”. Sr. Marie is a native of Hull and is a general councillor for the Daughters of Charity. All are welcome, and the day begins at 10.30 am, ending at 3.30 pm. If you would like to be there please contact either Jim Norton (849966 jn@norton.karoo.co.uk) or Sr. Marie Robb (374396 marierobb@gmail.com)

TALKING NEWSPAPER CDs
The latest CDs, with Catholic news read out, are available at the back of church. They are free and need not be returned, thanks to Mr Chris Cuthill.

PARISH LINK
The Parish Link, which gives details of parish events throughout the city, is available in the church porch.

NEWMAN CIRCLE
The next meeting for members and friends will be on Wednesday, 21st February, at 7.30 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Church. Fr. Mark Drew, Parish Priest of Hedon and Withernsea, will speak about the Eastern Church, on which he is an expert and regular writer in the Catholic press.

LGBT + OUTREACH & SERVICE
Masses giving an explicit welcome to LGBT + Catholics, their families, and friends, will take place throughout 2018 on the second Sunday of the month at 3.00 p.m. at the chapel of the Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ.  All are welcome.

A THOUGHT    He who travels in the Barque of Peter had better not look too closely into the engine room.  Ronald  Knox

A JOKE    When I left home, my mum said, “Don’t forget to write.”  I thought, ‘That’s unlikely, it’s a basic skill, isn’t it?’   Tim Vine

ROTAS FOR MASS AND LINEN
17th/18th February
Readers:         6.30: A. Pollock, F. Carroll 10.00: P. Perera, R. Shomari
Communion: 6.30: F. Carroll, Sr. S. Morrison, J. O’Hare
10.00: C. Lavelle, A. Muragwa, A. Bentley, Br.J. McAllister, T. Hubbard
Linen: M. Hill

24th /25th February
Readers:         6.30: T. Doto, O. Reading 10.00: B. Arthur, M. Crummay
Communion: 6.30: P. Barron, T. Doto, A.Pollock
10.00: K. Lavelle, X. Pushparajah, R. Pipkin, R. Shomari, A. Kalombe
Linen: S. Teixeira-Damaso

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

Fr. Des Hanrahan (PP) Tel: 342519
Parish House: 119 Cottingham Road
Email: des.hanrahan@gmail.com
Br. John McAllister & Marist Community
Email: jmcallsm@hotmail.co.uk
Newman House, 729 Beverley Road. 856884/440396

Parish website: ollspc.com
Parish mobile: 07840 606447      Parish email: ollandspc@gmail.com