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.

26th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
6th October 2019

READINGS:

First ReadingHabakkuk I:2-3;2:2-4
The upright man will live by his faithfulness.

Psalm 145
My soul, give praise to the Lord.

Second 2 Timothy 1:6-8.13-14
Never be ashamed of witnessing to our Lord.

Gospel Luke 17:5-10
If only you had faith!

Background on the Gospel Reading
In today's Gospel we hear Jesus teach about faith and service to God. The context is a continuing dialogue between Jesus and his followers about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Jesus has just finished an instruction on sin and forgiveness. There are two related teachings that Jesus offers to his disciples when they cry out for an increase in faith. The first is the familiar reminder that faith, even just a little, will enable the followers of Jesus to do wondrous things. But this uplifting and inspiring teaching is quickly followed by the second teaching, a caution about knowing one's place in God's plans. The disciples of Jesus are to understand themselves as servants to God and his plans. Even when God works wonders through us, with our mustard seed-sized faith, we must not seek praise. Our participation in God's plans is God's grace to us—nothing more, nothing less. When we are graced enough to cooperate with God, the work we do is nothing more than our obligation to God as faithful stewards. And yet, our faith enables us to believe that what we have offered in service to God, as his servants, can be made to produce a hundredfold.

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Mass Intentions and Ministries

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

Saturday 5th October

Refreshments served after
Vigil Mass
by L Poole & friends

6.00pm
Joseph & Mary McGill
and the Potts family

R & BP: Group H
SM: Group 8 H4
Servers:
T Higgins & O Smith,
M Thompson

Sunday 6th October

Refreshments served after
morning Mass by E Scott & S Walker

10.00am
Parishioners

12noon
Baptism of
Benjamin Daniel McGwinn

4.00pm
Baptism of
William Dean Dolan

R & BP: Group H
SM: Group 8 H4
Servers: P Turnbull
A Walker & E Geddes

Monday 7th October
Our Lady of the Rosary

10.00am
Liz Ward
Reader
H Brennan
Special Ministers
M Brennan & J Wotton

Tuesday 8th October

7.00pm
Norah Finnigan
on her 80th birthday

Reader
A Burns
Special Ministers
M Donaldson & R Sharp

Wednesday 9th October
Blessed John Henry Newman

10.00am
Isobel Dolan

Reader
M Steel
Special Ministers
N Finnigan & T Finnigan
Thursday 10th October
St Paulinus of York
10.00am
Holy Souls
Reader
I Willis
Special Ministers
H Brennan & Mgt Brennan

Friday 11th October
St John XXIII, Pope

10.00am
Patricia Groody
Reader
J Doyle
Special Ministers
M Irwin & L Poole

Saturday 12th October

Refreshments served after
Vigil Mass
by L Poole & friends

6.00pm
Private Intention

R & BP: Group I
SM: Group 9 I4
Servers:
T Higgins &
O Smith,
M Thompson

Sunday 13th October

Refreshments served after
morning Mass by P Winship
& M Gallagher

10.00am
Parishioners

R & BP: Group I
SM: Group 9 I4
Servers: J & E Marston
O Laws & L Burrell
K Forrest & K Smail

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, Craig Miller, Mary Brightwell, Molly Baines, 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, Margaret Leightley, David Short, Jim and Margaret Smith, Terri Cessford, Kathleen Robinson, Paul Tweddle and a special little boy.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
Wednesday Larry & Anne Morgan (54 years)
Thursday Graeme & Jan Foster (32 years)
Animated Praying Hands