Sep 18
25th Sunday in OT
10.30am - People of the Parish

Sep 19
9.30 am -Eucharistic Service

Sep 20
St Andrew Kim Tae-gon
9.30 pm -Eucharistic Service
3.00 pm - Adoration of the B Sacrament

Sep 21
St Matthew
9:30 am - Mary Carr (RIP)

Sep 22
9:30 am -Sr Irene (RIP)

Sep 23
St Pio
Brian & Juliet Wedding Anniversary

Sep 24
Our Lady of Walshingham
5.45pm - Ludwik Sniezko (RIP)

A Date for your Diary: his Grace the Archbishop will be celebrating the 10.30am Mass on Sun 16th October.
Finance Committee Meeting: reminded to all members of the Finance Committee, there will be a meeting on Sun 18th Sept at 5:00pm in St Catherine Room.
Day of Prayer for Peace: on Tue 20th Sept when Pope Francis will be presiding at the Interreligious gathering in Assisi.
Baptism Preparation: will take place in Fri 7th Oct at 7.30pm at St Teresa ...
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.
1 st Reading: : Amos 8:4-7 – Against those who 'buy up the poor for money.
2 nd Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-8 – There should be prayers offered for everyone to God, who wants everyone to be saved.
Gospel: Luke 16:1-13 – You can not be the slave both of God and of money.
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
It was good to welcome a number of Priests from the Deanery to our Mercy celebration last Monday. Fr Julian led us in the worship. A number of people who came for the Sacrament of Reconciliation have not been in the Church for many years. There were pleasantly surprised by the ...
Mercy of God
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!)