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 Feast of teh Body and Blood of Christ
23rd June 2019

READINGS:

Today, the second Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate a second solemnity, which marks our return to Ordinary Time. Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. At one time, this day was called Corpus Christi, Latin for “the Body of Christ.” In the most recent revision of the liturgy, the name for this day is expanded to be a more complete reflection of our Eucharistic theology.
The feeding of the 5,000 is the only one of Jesus' miracles to appear in all four Gospels. Luke places it between Herod's question, “Who is this about whom I hear such things?” and Peter's response to Jesus' question about who he thought Jesus was: “You are the Messiah of God.” In Luke the feeding is not the result of Jesus' compassion for the crowd but is instigated by the disciples. They wanted Jesus to send the crowd away to town. Instead Jesus tells the disciples to give them some food on their own.
The passage is meant to remind us of two feedings in the Old Testament: the feeding of the Israelites in the desert and Elisha's feeding of 100 people with 20 loaves in 2 Kings 4:42-44. It is also connected to the institution of the Eucharist. As in the Last Supper accounts in Matthew, Mark, and Luke and in Paul's account in 1 Corinthians 11:23-24, Jesus takes bread, looks up to heaven, blesses the bread, breaks it, and then gives it to the disciples. In using this exact language, Luke is reminding his readers that in this miracle Jesus is doing more than feeding hungry people as God did for the Israelites and the prophet Elisha did as well. The bread he gives is his body, which he will continue to give as often as the community breaks bread in remembrance of him in the Eucharist.

First Genesis 14:12-20
He brought bread and wine.

Psalm 109
You are a priest for ever, a priest like Melchizedek of old.

Second I Corinthians 11:23-26
Every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are proclaiming the Lord’s death.

Gospel Luke 9:11-17
They all ate as much as they wanted.

above text ref: https://www.loyolapress.com

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 22nd June

Refreshments served after Vigil Mass
by L Poole & friends

6.00pm
The Fulton Family

R & BP: Group B
SM: Group 2 B3
Servers:
T Higgins &
O Smith,
M Thompson

Sunday 23rd June
THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

Refreshments served after
morning Mass by
K Slee, J Gray
& A Thompson

10.00am
Parishioners

R & BP: Group B
SM: Group 2 B3
Servers:
J & E Marston
O Laws & L Burrell
K Forrest & K Smail

Monday 24th June
The Nativity of
St John the Baptist

10.00am
Holy Souls
Reader
J Wotton
Special Ministers
N Finnigan & T Finnigan

Tuesday 25th June

7.00pm
John & Maria Williamson

Reader
M Hall
Special Ministers
M McGowan & P Winship

Wednesday 26th June

9.30am
Requiem Mass
for William Smail

Reader
M Lockey
Special Ministers
H Brennan & M Brennan
Thursday 27th June
St Cyril of Alexandria
10.00am
Kathleen Brennan
Reader
N Finnigan
Special Ministers
A Morgan & M Gallagher

Friday 28th June
The Sacred Heart of Jesus

10.00am
Gerard Blake & Blake family
Reader
D Willis
Special Ministers
L Poole & J Doyle

Saturday 29th June

Refreshments served after
Vigil Mass
by L Poole & friends

6.00pm
Peter Brannigan

R & BP: Group C
SM: Group 3 C3
Servers:
T Higgins &
O Smith,
M Thompson

Sunday 30th June
SS PETER & PAUL

Refreshments served after
morning Mass by
N Finnigan,
L Ritchie & S Walker

10.00am
Parishioners

12noon
Baptism of
Sebastien Pearce Gibson

R & BP: Group C
SM: Group 3 C3
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 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 Lightly, David Short, Jim and Margaret Smith.

Please pray for diocesan Priests whose anniversaries occur this week:
Fr Jeremiah O’Callaghan, Fr Raymund Redmond, Fr Austin McShane,

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
Monday Bill & Jean Waistell (47 years)
Friday Paul & Andrea Brown (33 years)
Animated Praying Hands