Church Bulletin 05.09.21

23rd Week Ordinary Time Year B

Whilst on Clergy retreat at Ushaw a few years ago I pondered which would be worse, to lose my sight

and miss seeing the birds, the trees, people, or to lose hearing and not be able to hear music,

conversation; and then I wondered what if I lost my voice and could not sing. I think I thought that

an even harder loss. Many struggle with hearing loss, a number with loss of sight. An opera singer

recently lost his voice but continued to act while the understudy sang off stage. Can we imagine the

joy the man in today’s Gospel felt to be able to hear and speak again?

In what circumstances do I fail to hear what God is trying  to say to me?

Are there times I am speechless when it comes to speaking God’s word to others?

Welcome Back to Church – Keen to encourage people back to church after lockdown? Join us on this week’s Zoom meeting with the Divine Renovation Team, Tuesday this week 7pm-8pm – a one off event. Don’t miss it! Sister Paschaline & I are registered, Register here è Book Now ç  or see attached notice.

Climate Change EventsIf you missed the Funeral for Loss of Biodiversity and death of Children in the future at Bishop Auckland last Wednesday,

It was to raise awareness of the climate emergency and was organised by Rev John and Vanessa Purdy. Involved were churches together, lay people, local Bishop Auckland climate action group, and local kids’ rap , artwork, and prayers. You can watch here.

 Funeral for loss of biodiversity and the children of the future – YouTube

Upcoming events:

–        Diocesan Environment Group, Emmaus Village 18th September 10am-4pm

Please see attached notices and forms.

Readers and ministers of Holy Communion We are grateful for your ministry. Please don’t miss the opportunity to attend days of recollection: Readers 9th October, Ministers of Holy Communion 16th or 30th October. All at Ushaw College 10.30-3.30. Please see Fr Nick or MariaLuisa to book.

Hassockfield Vigil – First Sunday of the Month is this weekend. Attend if you can.  I heard a very moving play last week

on Radio 4 about women asylum seekers struggling to live in a detention centre. Don’t let it happen.

Wolsingham Show, the oldest stock show in the country, is on this weekend, concluding with the Service, Sunday at 6pm. Might see you there.

If you need to look up this week’s readings

Universalis in English

or American with reflections

Children’s Liturgy from Redemptorist Publication

or to catch up with previous weeks click hereè Watch Here ç

and scroll down

Have a blessed week

Please keep the work of Youth 2000 and Divine Renovation in your prayers

Fr Nick

Church Bulletin 05.09.21


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