Sunday 17th JUNE 2012 ELEVENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
PETERS PENCE. The annual second collection in support of the Holy Father will be taken up next Sunday 24th June.
We regret to note the death some months ago of Frances McClean of Plamerston Road.
“Thank you to all the parishioners who have welcomed me to this parish for my four weeks stay here and to all your generous gifts. I will go back to Uganda with very good memories. –Fr. Pontian-“
RCIA. Registration now open. Any adult who has not been baptised or who was baptised in a different church / denomination and wants to become a Catholic is invited to see Fr. John.
When entering the church please turn off your mobile phone. Chewing gum and eating sweets in Church? No. No. Please !
Confirmation Mass. Congratulations and well done to all concerned with the preparation for the Confirmation Mass with Bishop Thomas last Sunday. I think it is fair to say that everyone present was impressed with the service. I know that Bishop was very happy. Congratulations especially to all the Candidates who did so very well, their participation in the Mass was excellent. And of course the people who made it all possible- the Confirmation Leadership Team- may God bless and reward them for all the work they did.
JUBILEE CABARET. EVERYONE WELCOME. FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY. SATURDAY 23rd JUNE at 8.00pm & SUNDAY 24th JUNE at 2.30pm. ST. PATRICKS PARISH HALL. ENTRANCE IS FREE (on a first come first served basis, until capacity is reached) THERE WILL BE A LICENSED BAR, CAKES, HOTDOGS ETC: FOR ALL ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL 020 8521 7020. COME ALONG AND HAVE FUN.
First Holy Communion 2012-2013 Parents meeting 3rd July at 6:30 pm in the Church.
The Bi-Annual Concelebrated Requiem Mass at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Leytonstone, will be on Monday 9th July at 11:30 am.
Minutes of last Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting are on the notice board.
Children Mass. You are warmly invited to the children's mass on Sunday 8 July, at the 11.30am mass. We will have refreshments and activities in the parish hall afterwards. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult. We hope that you can join us! Thank you to everyone who helped with the last children's mass, and all those who attended it. We had a wonderful celebration! God bless.
ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL: SUMMER FETE, SUNDAY 15 JULY 12.30-3.30pm. You are warmly invited to our summer fete! There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, cake stalls, bric-a-brac, barbecue, tombola, and live entertainment with music and dancing from around the world. And much, much, more! Please come along and have a fun day out with all the family and help us raise much needed funds for our parish school! Many thanks for your support. God bless from FOSPA, Friends of St Patrick’s Association.
Gift Aid Envelopes 2012 – 2013 The following members who have been using temporary numbers over 600 with envelope numbers 605, 606, 609, 613, 614 ,615, 623, 624, 626, 627, 630, 646, 648, 667, 673, 677, 684, 685 and 690 will now be allocated permanent numbers under 600. Those concerned are asked to collect their boxes from the Presbytery this weekend.
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THE ATHEIST & THE BEAR. An atheist was taking a walk through the woods. 'What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!', he said to himself. As he continued walking alongside the river he heard a rustling in the bushes. Turning to look, he saw a 7 foot grizzly charging towards him. He ran as fast as he could up the path. Looking over his shoulder he saw that the bear was closing in on him. His heart was pumping frantically and he tried to run even faster. He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw the bear raising his paw to take a swipe at him. At that instant the atheist cried out: 'Oh my God!...' Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent. It was then that a bright light shone upon the man and a voice came out of the sky saying: 'You deny my existence for all of these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit creation to a cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?' The atheist looked directly into the light. 'It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps, could you make the BEAR a Christian?' 'Very well, 'said the voice. The light went out, and the sounds of the forest resumed. And then the bear lowered his paw, bowed his head and spoke: 'Lord, bless this food which I am about to receive and for which I am truly thankful, Amen.'
THE DUCK AND THE DEVIL. –Author unknown- There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner. As he was walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head, and killed it. He was shocked and grieved. In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to see his sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing. After lunch the next day Grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the dishes." But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen. Then she whispered to him, "Remember the duck?" So Johnny did the dishes. Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing and Grandma said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make supper." Sally just smiled and said," Well that's all right because Johnny told me he wanted to help." She whispered again, "Remember the duck?" So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.! After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's... he finally couldn't stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck. Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug, and said, "Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make a slave of you." …………..Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done... and the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.) ..whatever it is....You need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing..... He has seen your whole life; He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven. He's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you. The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness, He not only forgives you, but He forgets..... It is by God's grace and mercy that we are saved.
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