Jesus is the Good Shepherd of his Church. We all share in the pastoral ministry of the Church by sharing the Good News and rendering loving service to others and finally leading others to Christ.

20 July

Saturday

6.00pm

12.00 noon

6.45pm

Mass - Sixteenth Sunday of Year B

Baptism of JUDE THOMAS HIGH Confessions

Our Parish &Anne Oyston RIP

21 July

Sunday

9.30am

Mass - Sixteenth Sunday of Year B

Joel Vincent, Sam & Our Parish

22 July

Monday

9.30am

Mass - St Mary Magdalene

Winiford Keelan & Fr Joseph RIP

23 July

Tuesday

9.30am

Mass - St. Bridget of Sweden

Ebele Eunice & Michael Onugha

24 July

Wednesday

9.30am

Mass - Feria

Ebele Eunice & Michael Onugha

25July

Thursday

9.30am

Mass - St James the Apostle

Ebele Eunice & Michael Onugha

26 July

Friday

9.30am

10-10.30am

Mass- Saints Anne& Joachim,

Adoration & Confessions

Mathew Everett

27 July

Saturday

6.00pm

6.45pm

Mass - Seventeenth Sunday of Year B

Confessions

Our Parish & Melwin Tomy

28 July

Sunday

9.30am

Mass - Seventeenth Sunday of Year B

Our Parish & K.V. Fr Joseph RIP

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Sixteenth Sunday of Year B

Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23:1-3,3-4,5,6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30 - 34

First Reading: The prophet Jeremiah lived about 650 BC to 580 BC. He suffered at the hands of both religious and political authorities. The new King of Judah allied Judah to Egypt. Jeremiah was sent by God to remind the people and the King that God's people should trust in God, not in alliances with pagan nations. Jeremiah remained a vigorous and courageous man and prophesied God's indignation at the neglect of the poor. Jeremiah prophesied to Israel that Yahweh would give them a new shepherd who would lead them with Yahweh's own care and concern for His people. Jesus fulfils the prophecy of the good shepherd God promised through Jeremiah.

Second Reading: St Paul explains how Christ has brought about reconciliation between the Jews and the Gentiles. Now having accepted Christ as their Lord and Saviour they are brothers and sisters in Christ. Paul affirms that the Law can no longer separate God's single people into Jews and Gentiles. Christ has reconciled us with God and united us in peace as children of God

Gospel: Jesus invites his disciples to rest after their ministry, and Jesus is moved with pity for the crowds who pursue them.

The Apostles were sent by Jesus on a mission to preach repentance, heal the sick, and to drive out demons. Even when they returned to Jesus, they didn't even have time to eat. Jesus and his disciples board a boat to go to a deserted place. But the crowds notice this and arrive ahead of them. Jesus is moved with pity and begins to teach them and feeds the crowds with multiplication of the loaves and fishes. In the next few weeks, we will hear the story of Jesus' feeding of the multitude from the Gospel of John. Like the disciples, we are here on earth to share the Gospel of Christ with others.

In today's Gospel, we hear Jesus affirm the importance of times of rest and renewal. Jesus wanted his disciples to spend quality time alone with him. This is what we get in prayer and in our celebration of the Sacraments and especially in the Eucharist.

Responsorial Psalm: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Children's Liturgy Every Sunday at 9.30 Mass in the Church Room. All are welcome

Many Congratulations to JUDE THOMAS HIGH, who was baptised on Saturday 20th July. Welcome Jude!

Parish Safeguarding Representatives Conference

As part of our ongoing training and support offer for parish safeguarding representatives, our diocesan safeguarding team will be hosting a safeguarding conference on Saturday 16th November at the St Thomas Cathedral centre in Northampton. The conference will include input in relation to our diocesan safeguarding audit as well as presentations on domestic abuse and spiritual abuse by guest speakers. We will also be joined by Bishop David for part of our time together.

Chilled Women's Bible Study 10:15 on Tuesday July 23rd meet initially in the Parish room looking at the gift of salvation. Everything provided including cake. All very welcome. No Bible Study on July 30th.

Stella Maris Knitting Group Anne McLaren, Senior Area Port Chaplain, for

Goole & Hull has received our parcel and thanked us for our support for their much needed work with the seafaring community. Current hat and glove total is 77! Wool keeps appearing in the box so thanks for that too.

Food Bank - The food bank at the URC Church is making a real difference in the lives of some families in our local area, so every support is appreciated. Box at back of our church. Please try to bring a gift of tinned food, tea, coffee, biscuits, cereals and the like. There is also need for toiletries soap, toothpaste and cleaning materials. Thank you for your donations.

Northampton Diocese Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Our diocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal team warmly invite you to join them on Saturday 27 July at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Milton Keynes for a day of renewal.

The day includes a time of Adoration, praise and worship, Mass and a talk from Charles and Sue Whitehead on the theme of 'Walk The Walk'.

Our Offertory Collections

6/7th July Loose - 172.29. Envelopes 112.00. Second collection - Peter's Pence 103.95.

13/14th July Loose - 199.86. Envelopes 127.00. Second collection - Stella Maris 100.95

Standing orders 399.66 per week. Thank you for your very generous contributions

Did you know? The Sign of the Cross is a sacramental if we make it with the right hand by

touching the forehead showing our belief in the Cross, the breast showing our love of the

Cross and the shoulders showing our readiness to bear the Cross.

Let us pray for the sick and support them. If a Catholic is ill, please contact the Parish for access to the Sacraments of the Eucharist, Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick.

Day of Prayer for Grandparents on Sunday 28th July

The theme for the day, this year, is 'Do not cast me off in my old age' (Psalm 71:9). Remember them with

love and with thanksgiving in your prayers and make their day special.

The Funeral of John McDonagh on Tuesday 30th July at 11.30am at the Cathedral.

May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bridget and the McDonagh family.

Catholic Podcast

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St Bridget of Sweden, Patroness of Europe Tuesday July 23rd.

Bridget was a wife and a mother before being widowed and entering Religious Life. Let us pray for all who make daring choices during their lives. Let us pray for all Europeans and those who choose to live in Europe that they may be welcomed. Amen. Let us pray for all those named after her.