This Week 23 - 30 July 2017

 St Benedict'sSt Oswald'sSt Mary's
(Latin Mass)
Sunday10.30 am Mass (Sat) 6.00 pm Vigil Mass
8.30 am Mass
3.30 pm Polish Mass
11.00 am Sung Mass
6.00 pm Mass
Monday12.10 pm Mass
Tuesday12.45 pm Funeral Mass for Joan Yates
No Mass Today
12.10 pm Mass
WednesdayNo Mass Today12.10 pm Mass
ThursdayNo Mass Today
7.30 pm Novena
12.10 pm Mass
FridayNo Mass or Meditation Today12.10 pm Mass
Saturday10.00 - 11.00 am Exposition
6.00 pm Vigil Mass
12.10 pm Mass
Sunday10.30 am Mass
8.30 am Mass
3.30 pm Polish Mass
11.00 am Sung Mass
6.00 pm Mass

News

ART EXHIBITION

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An exhibition of art inspired by the Syrian conflict is on display in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral this weekend.  Artworks include ‘The Destruction of Homs’, a series of paintings by artist Farid Georges, chronicling the decimation of his beloved city.  Alongside the artworks, the exhibition will include photographs from Aid to the Church in Need’s extensive archives, revealing the faces and places devastated by the Syrian conflict.  Entrance is free and all are welcome.

SUNDAY MASS DURING HOLIDAYS

If you are going away on holiday and are concerned that you might not be able to find a church for Sunday Mass, why not prepare for this eventuality by taking a Mass sheet on holiday with you.  All the Mass sheets we will use for Sunday Mass during July and August are available from the sacristy.  Then, if you can’t find a church, why not gather those you’re are on holiday with, make the Sign of the Cross, read the Scripture Readings together, perhaps invite each person to share something that may have struck them from the readings, then conclude with some simple spontaneous Bidding Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer.  Fr Dave

FOODBANK SHORTAGES

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Warrington Foodbank is short of the following items:  Tinned fruit, Tea Bags, Dried Pasta, UHT Milk, Breakfast Cereals.

ST BENEDICT’S QUIZ NIGHT
Wednesday 26 July at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre. Come and enjoy an evening of family fun, light hearted quiz and a game of bingo. All funds go to the Bell & Font Restoration Fund. Entry to the Quiz £4.00 each.

STRAWBERRY FAIR AT ST BENEDICT’S

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Sunday 6 August after the 10.30 am Mass in the Priory garden. Tickets £2.50 (includes strawberries and cream/gateau or scone and tea/coffee). There will be a raffle, fresh fruit & veg stall with produce from local farms, stalls for the kids too and more. Tickets available from Angela after Mass or Celia in the Parish Office during the week.

 

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Parable of the Weeds and the Wheat

16th Sunday of the Year (A)

This Sunday’s Gospel recounts the parable of the weeds and the wheat:

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Jesus put another parable before the crowds: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off. When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, the darnel appeared as well. The owner’s servants went to him and said, “Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel come from?” “Some enemy has done this” he answered. And the servants said, “Do you want us to go and weed it out?” But he said, “No, because when you weed out the darnel you might pull up the wheat with it. Let them both grow till the harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn”.’  (Matthew 13: 24-30)

Perhaps this video sheds a little light on the parable.  It’s from a film called ‘Front of the Class’ by Brad Cohen:


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