4th Sunday Ordinary Time 31st January 2016



4th Sunday Ordinary Time 31st January 2016
Money Matters
Offertory Collection last weekend:
£689.96 of which
£373.70 was Gift Aided.
Gift Aid: If you are a Tax Payer,
please consider filling out the Gift
Aid form which is in the church
porch to receive a box of weekly
envelopes for your
offertory donation or for a one-off
donation then please use the
Green envelopes.
Please remember to write your
name, address, sign and date the
green envelope.
Thank you for supporting
our Parish.
Responsorial Psalm:
My lips will tell
of your help.
Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia, Alleluia!
I am the Way, the Truth,
and the Life, says the
Lord; no one can come to
the Father except
through me.
Eglwys Catholig Dewi Sant, Yr Wyddgrug
St.David’s Catholic Church, Mold
We remember in our prayers
Those whose anniversaries
(30th Jan) Ann Walsh, Elizabeth Molynenx,
Agnes Williams, Frederick Garwood (31st Jan)
Peter Geraghty, Sarah Baker, Alberta
Payne ,May Lee, (1st Feb) Veronica Ann Evans,
Alice Oldcarn (2nd Feb) Mary Taylor, Mary Doyle,
David Anthony McHugh, Brendan O’Sullivan (3rd
Feb) Fr.Robert Roberts Maurice, Randle Maddocks, Morgan Griffiths, Lilian May Molloy,
James Farrell, Henry Swain, Philomena Morris
(4th Feb) Margaret Nolan (5th Feb) Anthony
Doyle, Michael Forkin, Mary Davies, Mabel Dolan, Peter Owen .
Parish Priest: Fr. Pius Mathew CMI,
St.David’s Presbytery, St.David’s Lane, Mold. CH7 1LH
Email: [email protected]
01352 752087
Deacon David Joy:01352 754722 LSUConvent:01352 700121
Website: http://www.stdavidsmold.org.uk/
www.wrexhamdiocese.org.uk http://www.cmi.org.in
31st January 2016
30th January Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
Let us pray for the Sick
Debra Ann Roberts,Tricia Twizell, Rosa
Maria, Joan Lawrence, Gay McCornick,
Moira Catherall, Lea Hill, Anne Turner,
Mary Rowe, Rose Bryan, Jenny Mansley,
Jennifer Rowley, Nancy Wilson, Joe Goggin, Joe & Luisa Desena, Peggy Edwards,
Shelagh Fulham, Margaret Stubbs, Philomena Lamano, and Leo McManus.
Lourdes Pilgrimage 2016 : May 22-27
(Sunday to Friday)
Flight from Liverpool to Lourdes: 5 nights.
Prices from £619 . To Book online :
(£10 discount for online booking)
Booking Forms (and posters) are now
available in the Porch.
4th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C
For People of the Parish
31st January Sunday
Mass 11am
Int. Bishop Edwin Regan
(Jo & Phyllis Goggin)
Monday :
1st Feb
Liturgy of the day
Mass 9.15am
Int. Bea Towey
Feast: The Presentation of the Lord
2nd Feb
Mass 9.15am
Int. Sr.Pauline Byrne (HF.Wrexham)
Wednesday: Mem. St. Blaise, Bishop & M artyr
3rd Feb
Mass 9.15am
Angela Morris RIP (Maureen & Roland)
Liturgy of the day
4th Feb
Mass 9.15am
John Coppock RIP (Katja & Paul Jewell)
Mem. St. Agatha
5th Feb
Mass 9.15am
Angela Morris RIP (Colette, Francis&Jan)
6th February Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
7th February Sunday
Mass 11am
Int. Sean Neeson
(Maire&Michael Greaney)
For People of the Parish
Rosary and
Every Friday
following the
morning Mass
at 9.15am
Sacrament of
10.30am to
& Before the Vigil
Sundays before
the Mass
bout fifty years ago
there was a priest in
Britain who did a series of
unheard of things that
shocked and confused
many people while convincing others that he was mad.
Let’s call him Fr Bill Bloggs.
Fr Bloggs was a local lad
and so was well known by
his peers and those with
whom he worked. His
interest in the liturgy
meant that he had
studied developments in Europe
which convinced him
of the need for Catholics to be able to
worship in their own
language, and he
had for a long time
been a proponent of
“vernacular liturgy” as it
was called. His fellow clergy thought him a bit odd but
him facing them. He had a
source of constantly running water that led to a
baptistery with a pool that
you could step inside. A
little chapel at the side of
the sanctuary had no altar
but did have a plinth where
the tabernacle could later
be housed. Instead of a
pulpit on high, he had a
really prepared for the extent of change that was
being proposed and voted
in by the bishops in Rome.
Suddenly there was a need
for prayers in English, for
new creations, for training
courses for clergy and others connected with the liturgy, for re-ordering of sanctuaries, for a complete updating in the way
the liturgy and the
sacraments were
now to be celebrated. Where were we
to turn in order to
be updated and
educated in a new
vision of worship?
When there was
still time to do so,
his fellow practitioners
failed to seek Fr Bloggs’
help because, like Jesus in
today’s gospel, he was just
Joseph’s son. He was nothing special.
lectern fashioned from
where the scriptures could
be proclaimed. All of this
only served to convince
everyone that Fr Bloggs
hen Fr Bloggs was was at least a little eccenappointed to a new tric, if not mildly deranged. Who’s the son or daughter
parish he began to implefew years later the of Joseph and Mary that
ment changes that could be
Church throughout we’re ignoring today beused in the future. He built the world was faced with cause, like Bill Bloggs, we
an altar that was able to be liturgical changes that were know where they come
used with the priest’s back a result of the Second Vati- from and they’re nothing
to the people but also with can Council. No one was special?
Does anyone know?
There is photographic evidence of the
bishop who consecrated our Church in
1966, blessing a box of relics of a saint
which was set into the top of the Altar.
Does anyone know, whose relics they
Mass for the Sick:
In celebration of the World Day for the Sick
on the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes,
Bishop Peter will celebrate Mass in St.
Mary’s Cathedral, Wrexham this coming
Saturday 6th February at 12 noon and
invites the sick of the Diocese, all who
care for them, and past pilgrims to Lourdes
to join him in this celebration which will
include the celebration of the Sacrament of
Anointing of the Sick. Light refreshments
will be available in St. Mary’s Cathedral
hall afterwards.
Celebration of Married Life:
Bishop Peter invites all married couples to
a celebration Mass on Saturday 13th February at 12 noon in St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Especially welcome will be those who have
a significant (25th, 40th,50th,60th) anniversary in 2016. Even if you are not able to
attend, please send names, anniversary
and contact details as soon as possible to
Margaret Hinton, Diocesan Marriage and
Family Life Coordinator, c/o Bishop’s
House or direct by email to
[email protected]
Light refreshments will be available in the
Cathedral hall afterwards.
Lenten Retreat
“The Depths of Divine Mercy”: led by Fr.
Peter Prusakiewicz 5th to 7th February in
Pantasaph, £100 full board. Fr. Peter is
known to us, having been to the parish a
couple of years ago to talk about Divine
This will be a great preparation of the
Feast of Divine Mercy in this Jubilee Year
of Mercy and also to reap the fruits of
sound teaching. To book contact the Retreat Centre via the website or tel: 01352
Day of Prayer for Lent:On Saturday 13th February at Loreto,
Abbey Road, Llandudno LL30 2EL, 10.30am
to 4.00pm. Bring a packed lunch; tea and
coffee will be provided. See the notice in the
porch. There is another notice too about Retreats During Lent and Holy Week in Loreto
Nursery Preference Forms 2016
The Nursery Preference Forms for September 2016 have now been sent out (for return
by 19th February). These forms have only
been sent out to those parents who have
registered an interest in their child attending
St David’s Nursery, so if you know anyone
with a child who will be 3 by 31st August
2016 who may be interested , please ask
them to contact the school office on 01352
For parents with slightly younger children
(minimum 2 years 4 months), there are places available in St David’s Playgroup, which
can be contacted directly on 07766 627615.
Mr. Simon Hughes,
Headteacher, St. David’s School
Sacramental Preparation 2016
There will be an Information Meeting for
parents in the School Hall on
4th February Thursday at 3.30pm.
The Forms are available in the Porch.
Cafod Run
Thank you
Many thanks for your most generous sponsorship for the CAFOD Run, a total of
£442.26 was raised. I am very grateful for
your fantastic support. John Goggin
Fairtrade Real Easter Eggs
Anyone wishing to order Easter Eggs please
email Alan at the usual address - or leave
a written order with your contact details in the
box at the back of Church by the Fair Trade
Shop :[email protected]
You can see an example of both eggs and
their contents at the back of Church.
Alan Morris