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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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TODAY'S MASS: This exchange between Jesus and the rich man is often read with Matthew's parallel in mind, where Jesus tells the young man to sell his possessions “if you would be perfect.” There are no such phrases in Mark's story. The questioner has reached a certain age, for he has kept the commandments  'from my earliest days.' He is in the full flush of wealth, and getting rid of his riches is not a mere counsel of perfection for this particular man. Jesus is stressing the danger of possessions for everyone. It is a curious fact that for many people, the more they have, the more they want. Conversely, the less people have, the more generous they can be drawn to be, knowing the value to other needy people because of the little they have. It is not merely that we need to be free of the preoccupations and distractions of wealth. Wealth can be a good preoccupation if the worry comes from awareness of the responsibility it brings. Repeatedly, however, in the history of the Church, from St. Anthony of the Desert, St. Francis of Assisi and others, people have interpreted these words of Jesus in this Gospel in a heroic manner, and have stripped themselves of all possessions to concentrate on the Kingdom of God. God's blessing is especially on the poor.  (Fr. Henry Wansbrough, osb)

CAKE RAFFLE:  Today thanks to Teresa Johnson.

50 FACES OF THE HOLY LAND:  An Exhibition of photos to promote the lives of the faithful in the Holy Land is on at the cathedral until 21st. October. Archbishop Kelly will celebrate Mass for the intentions of the Christians of the Holy Land at 5.15pm. on Wednesday 17th. October.

CANONISATIONS: Today Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero will be declared Saints in Rome.

SYNOD SUNDAY: This is next weekend. The Archbishop will tell us why he has called a Synod and there will be leaflets for distribution.

NEXT SUNDAY:                                 HOLY MASS IS AT NINE FIFTEEN

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

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool Reg. Char. 232709




Lately Deceased

Fr. Peter Charles Crowther, obl.sbso

01254 830 995

Email: moorlandsanctuary@gmail.com

Dcn. Simon Gilbertson - 01254 832 031  

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

Week 28 Year B   ,  14th October 2018

Hand in hand with Jesus

21st. Sunday after Pentecost      

 Say your daily Rosary





In voluntate tua, Domine........


Sick & Housebound



Anointing / Forgiveness



 “Sell what you have”

Canon Joseph D'Arcy, Fr. David Morland, osb., Irene Jackman, Wilf Bolton, Peter Brankin, Bernard Snape, Patrick Caine, William Baldwin, Jimmy Fisher, Kevin Statham, Nellie Clegg, Veronica Bennett, Christine Cocker, Stephen Barlow, Ann Clitheroe, Catherine Mallon, Bill Coxhead, Mary Connolly, Vincent Wyse, Betty McAulay, Edward Neary, George Holt, Ann Quinn.

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

Next Week:    Sarah Jane Holmes

Today:   David Southworth

Bernadette Baines