The Word Of God ( Pope Francis )
I hereby declare that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God. This Sunday of the Word of God will thus be a fitting part of that time of the year when we are encouraged to strengthen our bonds with the Jewish people and to pray for Christian unity. This is more than a temporal coincidence: the celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God has ecumenical value, since the Scriptures point out, for those who listen, the path to authentic and firm unity.
The various communities will find their own ways to mark this Sunday with a certain solemnity. It is important, however, that in the Eucharistic celebration the sacred text be enthroned, in order to focus the attention of the assembly on the normative value of God’s word. On this Sunday, it would be particularly appropriate to highlight the proclamation of the word of the Lord and to emphasize in the homily the honour that it is due. Bishops could celebrate the Rite of Installation of Lectors or a similar commissioning of readers, in order to bring out the importance of the proclamation of God’s word in the liturgy. In this regard, renewed efforts should be made to provide members of the faithful with the training needed to be genuine proclaimers of the word, as is already the practice in the case of acolytes or extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. Pastors can also find ways of giving a Bible, or one of its books, to the entire assembly as a way of showing the importance of learning how to read, appreciate and pray daily with sacred Scripture, especially through the practice of lectio divina.
Diocese of Salford web: http://www.salforddiocese.org.uk
The Vatican web is http://www.vatican.va
Week starting 21st October 2019
Monday 10.00 am Mass
Tuesday 10.00 am service
Wednesday 9.50 am service
Thursday 10.00 am service
Friday 10.00 am Mass
Saturday 10.00 am Mass
5.00 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass St. Dunstan’s
9.30 a.m.St. Dunstan’s
11.30 a.m. St. John Vianney’s
Sacrament of Penance
At Christ the King, Newton Heath, and St. Mary’s, Failsworth, every Saturday 11.00 a.m. to 12 noon; and on request every morning immediately after Mass at St. Dunstan’s.
The Rosary Will be prayed at 9.40 a.m. prompt, and finish before the 10 a.m. Mass.
The Parish of St. Dunstan & St. John Vianney
An Evening with Jimmy Cricket
In the Parish Centre, Kenyon Lane on Friday 8 November
Ticket prices Adults £8 – children £5 – Family ticket (2 adults and 2children ) £20. Available from the back of church or from 0161 643 7345.
An entertaining evening with good company and a bar provided.
Derrig Academy of Irish Dance
Now enrolling for brand new beginners for Girls & Boys 4+ Venue: Moston Methodist Church. Time: 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Taught by Champion Dancer Joseph Watson TCRG.
If anyone is interested or knows anybody that might be please do get in touch. Contact Joseph on 07846057141 or email at DerrigAcademyOfIrishDance @hotmail.com
Phantom of the Opera
Our next theatre trip will be to see the amazing Phantom of the Opera in April next year. We have reserved our usual seats at £50 including transport. It gives us plenty of time to pay for the tickets. The list is now at the back of both churches. Please sign the list with name and phone number, followed by a £10 deposit to secure your place. Thank you.
The Pastoral Letter
If anyone would like a copy of the October pastoral letter which was read in church at the weekend please ask for one but Remember the poor trees before you ask.
The work is now complete but the scaffolding to the church tower is still ongoing. The problem is listed building approval.
Meetings in the Parish Centre:
Tuesdays Beavers 6.15 p.m.-7.15 p.m.
Scouts 7.30 p.m.-9.00 p.m.
The Cubs meet on Wednesdays 7 p.m.- 8.30 p.m.
To be holy does not require being a bishop, a priest or a religious. We frequently think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves.
The Friendship Group
This new group open to one and all meet in the parish centre every Tuesday afternoon 12.30pm – 2.30pm.
St.Matthew’s Staff celebrating the school’s 40th Birthday
The retired Headteacher of 1977 John Goggins and his staff at their reunion.
A quick reminder that the church is not the building nor is the hierarchy but the church is the community of believers. Our buildings exist as sacred places where we gather to pray and celebrate Mass as a community. That’s why we take care of them. We are a pilgrim people passing through this life on our journey to God. We proclaim that ‘ we are church ‘. We are called to become more involved in parish life. Called to exercise our membership of the community and called to live out our faith. We are called to proclaim that “we are church’.
Initial forms are now available to request a baptism for your child. Parents living within the new parish wishing to have their children baptised need to show some sort of commitment to the parish and to their faith. Baptism is the reception of a child into the faith of their parents. Baptism is not a dubious first class ticket into a school. However it might be a first class ticket to sainthood. We live in hope.
Catechists. Thank you to the Catechists working with the parents and the children. It makes the whole process much easier to manage. Your work is appreciated by the parish community.
Christians can make a silent prayer during Mass or donate money to offer a Mass for a loved one who is in need or passed away, but should never feel obliged to make a payment. You do not pay for the Mass! The Mass is Christ’s sacrifice, which is free. Redemption is free. If you want to make an offering, that’s fine. But you do not pay for it! This is important to understand! The anniversary of someone’s death should be clearly marked as such if a request is handed in. Thank you.
Parish Leadership Team
The team oversees all aspects of parish life and our Hope for the Future. Phil Nicholls chairs the meetings. It is important for all of us, that the parish, the churches and the hall are cared for in a responsible way for the benefit of everyone in the parish and local community. The team appreciate the cooperation and active support given by parishioners to every aspect of parish life.
Let’s look forward together rather than backwards separately.
Our Catholic Schools.
It is the duty of parents to always choose the best school possible for their child’s education. They only get one chance and to do otherwise would be to fail your children. Our two associated primary schools have recently been praised by OFSTED and received excellent Section 48 reports. Information about schools is freely available to read on the internet.
Mrs Murden has now been appointed as the Head of St. Matthews High School by the IEB on behalf of the Education Department in London.
It is our shared priority to make sure that those who are sick and housebound are still valued and not forgotten. The Eucharistic ministers do a wonderful job in keeping the sick and housebound enrolled as valued members of the community.
Praying in Church
St. Dunstan’s Church is open after each morning Mass
from 9.00 a.m. until 1.30 p.m. So please pop in to say a prayer and spend some time with the Lord. Please make use of the facility. Very few churches are open in this day and age.
The next Fair trade stall is during the month of October.
A reminder that at least six months notice is required and residence in the parish.
Parking at St. John Vianney’s
Please do not block the access road at the side of St. John Vianney’s car park or the access to the houses with your vehicle. St. Matthews’ car park can be used as an overflow. In fact please park at both churches with care and respect for the neighbours.
Several people have asked about becoming Catholics and attend Mass on a regular basis. Now is the time to come along and discuss the matter in the months ahead. The meetings are held each week so please ask about them.
The School Class Masses
Please check the bulletins for variations
St Dunstan’s school have a weekly class Mass in church subject to school holidays and parish funerals.
Salford Diocese web: http://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk