NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME / Year C
Sunday 7&th;August 2022
Father Nigel has tested positive for COVID this morning - 7th August - so all services are cancelled until further notice.
ST BERNADETTE RELIC TOUR 2022 - Letter from Father Dennis F P Touw Tempemans-Plat:
The apparitions seen by Saint Bernadette in Lourdes took place over five months, and over the course of time, an intimate relationship of trust, obedience, and love developed between Our Lady and Bernadette.
In September and October this year, the relics of Saint Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage from Lourdes to England, Scotland, and Wales for the very first time. This very special once in a lifetime event will provide an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience a special gifts and charisms of word in a church or cathedral near to their home.
The visit will provide people across our community of faith with a valuable opportunity for prayer and healing. To ensure the comfort and safety of pilgrims, and to allow venues taking part in the Relic Tour to prepare for the large numbers who will travel to them, we strongly encourage individuals and groups to register their attendance at the earliest convenience choosing a free dedicated timeslot at their chosen church or cathedral, as demand is likely to be high.
The reservation system is now open and can be accessed here:stbernadette.org.uk/thetour
Such is the importance of this tour, and such other gifts of grace that will flow from these days that we hope that all will feel encouraged to visit. Please be assured that pilgrims who have been unable to register will not be turned away.
Details of the itinerary can be found on this page and prayers to support the tour are also there at stbernadette.org.uk/prayers/
However if you have any questions about the tour, please feel free to get in touch at email@example.com
I end with some words from Cardinal Vincent Nichols: “the pilgrimage of St Bernardette’s relics offers us a welcome opportunity to bear witness to our Faith, joining with one another across how many communities to encounter God's love and find spiritual emotional and psychological healing and renewal.”
A PRAYER FOR UKRAINE
Loving God, We pray for the people of Ukraine,
for all of those suffering or afraid,
that you will be close to them and protect them.
We pray for world leaders,
for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.
We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis,
we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need.
May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen.
SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Please pray for them.
Damian Ainscough, Jean Akester, Anna Barszc, Christopher Brown, Fr Don Clements, Patience Dare, Carol Dent, Anne Hayward, Kathleen Herron, Eileen Hodgson, Dorothy Kershaw, Anthony Margrave, Jean McAndrew, Bernard Rook, Ken Rumney, Timmy Ryan, Kevin and Catherine Thornton, Alison Urquhart, Margaret Watson and all those who are ill and would like to remain anonymous.
HOLY COMMUNION FOR THE SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
The letter of St James, Chapter 5, verse 14: “Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him,
anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”
If you or anyone you know is ill, either in hospital or at home, and would like to receive the Church’s ministry in anointing and Holy Communion, please let Fr Nigel know and he will come and visit you/your family and friends
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LISTEN AGAIN TO ANY OF THE MASS READINGS?
Find them here.The Readings from Mass
They are sensitively read by David Crystal. His reading of the Gospel of John, accompanied by music, is particularly beautiful.
Those of you who wish to give offerings to the parish by Standing Order (if you are not already doing) will need these details: HSBC: 40-27-15 ACCOUNT NO. 31017373 ACCOUNT NAME: DIOCESE OF LEEDS