FEASTS & MASS TIMES
July 31
18th Sunday in OT
10.30am - Monica & J. Debenham (RIP)

July 01
St Alphonsus Mary de' Ligouri 9.30 am -Eucharistic Service

July 02
9:30 am - Eucharistic Service

July 03
9:30 am - Eucharistic Service

July 04
St John Mary Vianney
9:30 am -Eucharistic Service

July 05
9:30 am - Eucharistic Service

July 06
Transfiguration of the Lord
5.45pm - Yvonne Baker Intention

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NOTICES
RIP: please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Bernard Thomas Maddox and Fr Tom Rock who both died recently. May they rest in peace.
Baptism: please pray for Dinna Negusse who will be baptised on Sat 6th Aug. Please pray for her parents Michael and Asser as well. May she grow strong in faith.
Sacrament of Reconciliation and Blessed Sacrament: on Thu 4th Aug at 7:00pm at St Mary's, Leek. Please remember the next ...
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CONTACT US
Parish Priest : Fr. Michael Miners
Tel: 01782 844308
Email: michaelminersodcs@icloud.com
Parish Deacon: Rev Tony Bradshaw
Tel: 01782 614749
Email: a.bradshaw555@ntlworld.com
Priory House,
106 Hartshill Road,
Stoke on Trent,
ST4 7LT.
SUNDAY READINGS AND HOMILY
1 st Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 – What does a man gain for all his toil?
2 nd Reading: Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11 – You must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is.
Gospel: Luke 12:13-21 – This hoard of yours, whose will it be?
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
We were all shocked to hear of the murder (martyrdom?), of Fr Jacques Hamel. He was, as you will know, celebrating Mass at the time of his death. We pray for him and for his parishioners in this time of shock and grief. We should also pray for those who are responsible for such actions...
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Mercy of God
MISERICORDIAE VULTUS
Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary
Jubillee of Mercy
By: Pope Francis
With our eyes fixed on Jesus and his merciful gaze, we experience the love of the Most Holy Trinity. The mission Jesus received from the Father was that of revealing the mystery of divine live in its fullness. 'God is love' (1Jn 4:8-16), John affirms for the first and only time in all of Holy Scripture. This love has now been made visible and tangible in Jesus' entire life. His person is nothing but love, a love given gratuitously. The relationships he forms with the people who approach him manifest something entirely unique and unrepeatable. The signs he works, especially in favour of sinners, the poor, the marginalised, the sick and the suffering, are all meant to teach mercy. Everything in him speaks of mercy. Nothing in him is devoid of compassion.
Jesus, seeing the crowds of people who followed him, realised that they were tired and exhausted, lost and without a guide, and he felt deed compassion for them (cf. Mt 9:36). On the basis of this compassionate love he healed the sick who were presented to him (cf Mt 14:14), and with just a few loaves of bread and fish he satisfied the enormous crowd (cf Mt 15:37). What moved Jesus in all of these situations was nothing other than mercy, with which he read the hearts of those he encountered and responded to their deepest need. When he came upon the widow of Nain taking her son out for burial, he felt great compassion for the immense suffering of this grieving mother, and he gave back her son by raising him from the dead (cf Lk 7:15). After freeing the demoniac in the country of the Gerasenes, Jesus entrusted him with this mission: Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you' (Mk5:19). The calling of Matthew is also presented within the context of mercy. Passing by the tax collector's booth, Jesus looked intently at Matthew. It was a look full of mercy that forgave the sins of that man, a sinner and a tax collector, whom Jesus chose – against the hesitation of the disciples – to become one of the Twelve. Saint Bede the Venerable, commenting on this Gospel passage wrote that Jesus looked upon Matthew with merciful love and chose him: miserando atque eligendo (By having mercy, By choosing him!)