• Newsletter: 22nd October 2023

Newsletter: 22nd October 2023

Newsletter: 22nd October 2023

Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

16.30 Confessions

09.00 MASS
10.30 MASS
12.00 Baptisms

10.00 Mass

10.00 Service of Word and Communion
10.30 Fr Brady Funeral Service Blackley Crematorium – Maureen Berry
11.30 Fr Brady Burial of Ashes of Michael O’ Carroll, Radcliffe Crematorium

Father Brady’s Day Off
19.30 UCM Meeting

10.00 Mass

10.00  Mass

16.30 Confessions

09.00 MASS
10.30 MASS
12.00 Baptisms

Celebrated in every Catholic parish around the world today ! By supporting Missio, the Pope’s charity for World Mission, you will help missionaries like Sr Mary who has given her whole life to bring the love and hope of Jesus to situations of extreme poverty and injustice.

Saturday 25th November, 11am – 2p.m. This week we are kindly asking for POUND PARCELS wrapped in Christmas paper and labelled please for Lady, Man, Boy or Girl. Thank you very much for your donations.

Will those who have already signed the list let Fr Brady know as soon as possible if they would like to join with another Parish to keep the costs down. Rooms are limited so we need to respond quickly.

Throughout the month of November the Church traditionally prays for the Holy Souls. Our beloved dead will be remembered at every Mass during November, so, if you have the names of anyone (or a list of names) who you wish to be remembered in prayer, there are specific envelopes available in the Atrium. Please return your envelopes by 31st October.

Please join our coffee mornings after Mass or Word and Communion on Tuesday mornings at 10.30a.m. All welcome.

Meeting Tuesday 24th October at 7.00 pm. The Summer Raffle raised a huge £364,652 across the country! Unfortunately no winners from our Parish. The SVP would like to thank all for taking part in the raffle for this worthy course. The money is used to take less fortunate children on holiday to Snowdonia and provide food vouchers to families in need. List of winners in the Atrium.

DIOCESAN SYNOD  – The Big Listen
Last weekend saw the launch of the first key stage of our diocesan synod – The Big Listen. Over the coming months, we’re inviting you to help us reflect on the needs of our community today and how our diocese is being called to respond. Please find out more information about the diocesan synod and how to get involved – click here >

‘Broadway Bucket List’ (Shows we’ll never stage, roles we’ll never play) 7.30 pm 22nd – 25th November 2023. Theatre; St Dunstans Parish Centre, Kenyon Lane, Moston, M40 9JP.
Tickets £15 Adult, £12.50 Child. Box Office >

3 pm on Thursday 2nd November 2023 Cornerstone Day Centre, 104B Denmark Road M15 6JS. Every year staff, volunteers, supporters, and friends of Caritas gather to remember those who have died and pray for loved ones with a candle lit as their names are read out. A small buffet is also provided. If you wish to join the service please let the Parish Office know.

Lourdes TV

Please click on the red ‘Play’ button to watch Lourdes TV.



They must really have thought they had their victim sewn up! If Jesus said he paid the Roman taxes, he recognised the Emperor, not God, as his Lord. If he said he didn’t pay, he was a traitor to Rome. Jesus turns the question back on them. First he makes them admit that they themselves recognise Rome as overlord by carrying a Roman coin, for the coin would carry the Emperor’s head. Next he puts them a question: what do they consider is due to Caesar? Finally he goes beyond their question, to interrogate their ultimate loyalty: in the last analysis, just what is due to God? At a superficial level this seems a little verbal tussle, in which Jesus outwits his opponents. But the story was remembered and passed on in the Christian community not because of Jesus’ cleverness, but because at a deeper level it is a question which Jesus puts to each of us: just where do our loyalties and priorities lie? Money? Respect? Sex? Fame? A good holiday? Comfort? Power? Jesus is not a dictator who imposes his will. He just asks the question and leaves us to give our own answer. To those who question him he gives no easy response, but always replies with another question. What takes priority in my life? Does God get a look-in? In what way?

BAPTISMS Please see Fr. Brady after Mass if you would like your child to be baptised. A baptismal certificate for one of the parents must be provided as evidence of baptism in a Roman Catholic Church before a baptism date can be given. We welcome parents and children and by attending Masses at the weekend on Saturday at 5.30pm, Sunday at 9.00am or 10.00am which fulfil the Sunday obligation. All Catholics are OBLIGED to celebrate Mass on EVERY Sunday.

BAPTISM CERTIFICATE COPIES REQUESTS For those requesting copies of baptism certificate the office can be contacted initially and the certificate can be collected at any of the weekend Masses. This is also to encourage people to come to Mass.

SICK AND HOUSEBOUND If you know of anybody who would like Fr Brady to visit, could you please give him their name and address with postcode and a contact telephone number. Thank you.

MASS INTENTIONS AND NEWSLETTER INCLUSIONS The practice of requesting a Mass to be offered for loved ones, living or deceased, is a beautiful and wonderful part of our Catholic Tradition. Continuing this long-standing practice, you can remember someone who has died recently or many years ago. The Mass can also make beautiful gifts for any special occasion: birthdays, anniversaries, in thanksgiving for a prayer answered etc. You can offer an intention for anybody who is struggling with a serious illness or other difficulties of life. Please hand in any Mass Intentions and items for the bulletin before Thursday as the newsletter is printed on Friday Morning. There are Mass Intention Envelopes provided on the table in the Atrium. Please provide a contact number with Mass Intentions so that any discrepancies can be resolved. Thank you.

OUR LADY’S LAMP AND THE SANCTUARY LAMP These burn for seven days. Please place any intentions in an envelope with £5 in the Mass Offerings Box in the Atrium.


Lately Dead
David Smith, Margaret McDermott,

Bernard Littler. Elizabeth O’ Hara.

The Chiodo Family
David Watt Golden Wedding Memory (R.I.P.)
A Special Intention
Peace in the Middle East
The intentions of Mr and Mrs Onyerach Anigbo

This week the Sanctuary Lamp burns for:

Peace in the Middle East
A Personal Intention

This week Our Lady’s Lamp burns for:

Paul Casey R.I.P.

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