This week at St. Michael's

Please come along to St. Michaels and collect a bulletin from the porch of the church
which will detail all masses and intentions for the coming week.

The 32nd Sunday of the Year
10th November 2018

READINGS:

First I Kings 17:10-16
The widow made a little scone from her meal and brought it o Elijah

Psalm 145
My soul, give praise to the Lord.

Second Hebrews 9:24-28
Christ offers himself only once to take the faults of many on himself.

Gospel Mark 12:38-44
The poor widow has put in more than all.

The context for today’s Gospel continues to be mounting tension between Jesus and the Jewish authorities. Mark reports some of Jesus’ teaching in the Temple area in today’s reading and in the preceding verses not included in our Lectionary sequence. In the first part of today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus warn the crowds not to follow the example of the scribes in seeking honour and attention from others. It is important to recall that Mark indicates that Jesus taught these things while in the vicinity of the Temple in Jerusalem. Mark is setting the stage for Jesus’ passion.
Jesus then observes how Jewish pilgrims are making their contributions to the temple treasury. The Temple in Jerusalem was the centre of Jewish worship in the time of Jesus. It was expected that observant Jews would make pilgrimages to the Temple to offer prayer and sacrifices. Pilgrims were also expected to make a financial contribution to the temple treasury.
As we would expect to be the case, Jesus observes that those who were rich contributed large sums to the treasury. Those with less means made smaller contributions. A similar situation exists in most of our parishes as well. Jesus calls attention, however, to a poor widow who makes the smallest of contributions—two coins of little value. Jesus upholds the poor widow’s offering for his disciples’ consideration, commending her because her small offering was an act of profound generosity, giving from her livelihood rather than her surplus.
To give from our livelihood is not only an act of generosity, it is also an act of trust in God. We can only give from our need if we trust that God will provide for us. Jesus himself demonstrates the ultimate act of generosity and trust in God as he gives his life for us on the cross.

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Mass Intentions and Ministries

This information is updated from the bulletin.
PLEASE check with the church directly for up to date times of masses.

Saturday 10th November

Refreshments served after
Vigil Mass
by L Poole & friends

6.00pm The Fulton Family

R &BP: Group F
SM: Group 6 F3
Servers: T Higgins & O Smith
M Thompson

Sunday 11th November

Refreshments served after
Morning Mass by
by McLean family

10.00am Parishioners

12noon
Baptism of Harriet Grace Gage

R & BP: GroupF
SM: Group 6 F3
Servers: P Turnbull
A Walker & E Geddes

Monday 12th November
St Josaphat

9.30am Holy Souls Reader
I Willis
Special Ministers
N Finnigan & T Finnigan

Tuesday 13th November

7.00pm Annual Mass for the Deceased of St. Michael’s & St. Mary’s Parishes during 2018 and their families

Reader
N Finnigan
Special Ministers
R McLaughlin, M Donaldson,
P Winship, J & F Wotton

Wednesday 14th November

9.30am Y3 Class Mass
Private Intention
Reader
School
Special Ministers
F Wotton & M Hearne
Thursday 15th November
St Albert the Great
9.30am Anne Brennan Reader
I Willis
Special Ministers
J Wotton & Michael Brennan

Friday 16th November
St Edmund of Abingdon

1.30pm
Requiem Mass for
Terence Middlemas

Reader
D Willis
Special Ministers
A Morgan & M Gallagher

Saturday 17th November

Refreshments served after
Vigil Mass
by L Poole & friends

6.00pm Edith Boland

R &BP: Group G
SM: Group 7 G3
Servers: T Higgins & O Smith
M Thompson

Sunday 18th November

Refreshments served after
Morning Mass by
by E Scott & S Walker

10.00am Parishioners

 

 

12noon Baptism of
Ella Elizabeth Graham

R & BP: GroupF
SM: Group 6 F3
Servers: P Turnbull
A Walker & E Geddes

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:

One hour before weekday Mass (except Vigil Mass)

PRAYERS:

Please pray for those who are sick or housebound in our Parishes:
Fr David Tanner, Fr Joe Burton, Fr Pat McKenna, Brian Copeman, Harry & Nita Lax, Jenny Gray, Craig Miller, Mary Anderson, Mary Brightwell, Molly Baines, Mary Connaughton, Tom Brennan, Tracey Rankin, Winnie Bilton, Alan Rhys-Evans, Pat Fletcher, Kyna Richardson, Irene Bowater, Kaya Isli, Eugene Bell, Thomas Russell, Moira Waugh, Joe Porter, Kathleen Hartis, Nathan Pearce, Susan Miller, John Bleanch, Jim and Margaret Smith.

Please pray for diocesan Priests whose anniversaries occur this week:

Fr Peter Jarrett, Fr Anthony Leonard, Fr Joseph Scarr, Fr Edmund Histon, Fr Vincent Duffy, Fr Thomas Lynch, Fr Bernard Stronge, Fr James Lennon, Fr Francis Garvey, Fr John Mckeown and Fr James Carroll.
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