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Fr. Peter Charles Crowther obl. sbso | The Presbytery, Bury Lane, Withnell, Chorley, PR6 8SD | Tel 01254 830 995 | Reg Charity: 232709


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Please pray for Pope Francis, Benedict XVI and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon                                                   

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool Reg. Char. 232709

TODAY'S MASS: We always think of this Bread of Life discourse as centred on the Eucharist, but the first part of it is centred on the bread of life as the revelation of God. In a similar way, the Liturgy of the Word which proclaims the revelation of God through Scripture, is the first part of the Mass. As we said last week, in this discourse, Jesus is following the pattern of Jewish sermons with a detailed commentary on the text from Exodus. 'Bread from heaven he gave them to eat.' Then half way through the sermon comes a quotation from the prophets, a sort of half-time booster quote. This quotation from Isaiah appears in today's Gospel reading: 'They will all be taught by God.' In context this quote occurs in a passage exploring the personal relationship of each believer to the Lord. The Lord will sow in our hearts individually the knowledge of himself, so that each of us has a personal bond with God which is cultivated by prayer. If we listen to the Father and learn from him, we come to Jesus, who has seen the Father. So in this reading the emphasis is on listening, seeing, believing the revelation of the Father. Faith is no abstract set of truths but a personal knowing, just as we know those we love on earth. Only at the end of today's reading do we move on to the topic of eating the Bread of Life.  (Fr. Henry Wansbrough, osb)

WEEKLY BIBLE:  Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?” Let the light of your face shine on us. (Psalm 4:6)

WEEKLY PRAYER: Almighty and ever-living God, your Spirit made us your children, confident to call you Father. Increase your Spirit within us and bring us to our promised inheritance. Grant this through our Lord, Jesus Christ. (Old Translation)

 THE HOLY ROSARY:  Remember to say at least one Decade a day for world Peace.

POPE FRANCIS: God is ever mindful of you; he never forgets you. So it makes sense to ask him to shed light on the smallest details of your life, for he sees them all.

ST. ALPHONSUS: God is faithful: He will not permit you to be tempted above your strength. And if of yourself you have not strength to overcome evil, ask it from God and He will give it to you.

THE ASSUMPTION: Wednesday is a Holy Day of Obligation. Vigil Mass here on Tuesday at 7.00pm. Mass on the Wednesday at St. Mary's: 9.00am. and Noon.

RICHARD L. EVANS: We need the courage to start and continue what we should do, and courage to stop what we shouldn't do.

MATTHEW KELLY: Some days you will feel like praying and many days you will not, but if you keep showing up you will develop a phenomenal friendship with God.

Lately Deceased

Remember the Chorley Food Bank during the holidays

Fr. Peter Charles Crowther, obl.sbso

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Parish Administrator and Catechist: Jane Gilbertson, B.Ed. (Hons), B.Sc. (Hort), CTC.

Week 19 Year B   , 12th August 2018

Hand in hand with Jesus

12th. Sunday after Pentecost  

Remember your daily Rosary





Deus, in adjutorium meum intende


Sick & Housebound



Anointing / Forgiveness



“ Get up and eat  ”

Canon Donald MacKay, Fr. Owen O'Sullivan, Fr. Gerald Hurst, Fr. Godfrey Carney, Deacon Raymond Stevenson, Deacon James William Cox, Tony Wells, Frank Edwardson, Eddie Preston, Veronica McVeen, Marie Davies, Peter McLaughlin, Ryan Conway, Emily Roe, Tom Neild, Richard John Hughes, John Deady, Barney McLoughlin, Barbara Flynn, Mark Tracey.

Fr. John Gildea, Fr. John Daulman, Terry Edwards, Philip Rushton, Ian Davies, Madeleine Shaw, Zac Aratoon, Ann Beconnsall, Philip Holmes, Rita Maher, David Mahon, Kathleen Mee, and others.

Next week:   Kate Perkins

Today:  Teresa Johnson