FEASTS & MASS TIMES
Sep 24
25th Sunday in OT
10.30 am - Derek Turner (RIP)

Sep 25
9.30 am - Denis Cork (RIP)

Sep 26
7.00 pm - John Moran (RIP)

Sep 27
St Vincent de Paul
9:30 am - Parish SVP Intention

Sep 28
9:30 am - Mr Dominic (RIP)
2:00 pm - Adoration of the B Sacrament

Sep 29
Ss Michael, Gabriel & Raphael
9:30 am - Mary Simcock (RIP)

Sep 30
St Jerome
5:45 am - Deacon David McCaroll (RIP)

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NOTICES
Baptism Preparation: will take place on Fri 6th Oct at St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Trent Vale at 7:30pm.
Children's Liturgy Meeting: there will be a meeting for all involved in children's liturgy after mass on Sun 1st Oct in St Catherine's room. All interested in joining the group are welcome to attend.
SVP Appeal for ASHA: The next parish collection for ASHA will be held next weekend of 30th Sept -1st Oct.5
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN): Tony ...
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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: Isaiah 55:6-9 – My thoughts are not your thoughts.
2 nd Reading: Philippians 1:20-24,27 – Life to me is Christ.
Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16 – Why be envious because I am generous?
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
As we will not be returning from Bruges until Friday evening, I am writing this in advance.
One of the highlights of our Pilgrimage to Bruges will be visiting and celebrating Mass at the Beguinage. Beguines were a movement of women in Europe from the 12th Century...
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"Sunday Reflection"
The landlord in today's parable first comes across as an apparently unjust and arrogant person. But closer reading of the story reveals the opposite. He is just and generous, sensitive and understanding to the plight of the poor, and willing to disburse his earnings to the needy.

Jesus wants to teach us that our heavenly Father is just as generous, with a preferential option for the poor and less privileges ones. He is willing to call even the last and the least and shower them generously with his bountiful gifts.

What is my understanding of the heavenly Father? How generous am I towards the poor and less privileged of the society?

Fr. Sagaya Raja Anthony