4th Sunday of Lent 6th March 2016



4th Sunday of Lent 6th March 2016
Money Matters
Offertory Collection last weekend:
£694.41 of which
£405.00 was Gift Aided.
Flowers collection: £131.47
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:
Taste and see
that the Lord is good
Gospel Acclamation:
Praise and honour to you,
Lord Jesus!
I will leave this place and go to
my father and say: ‘Father, I
have sinned against heaven
and against you.
Praise and honour to you,
Lord Jesus!
Eglwys Catholig Dewi Sant, Yr Wyddgrug
St.David’s Catholic Church, Mold
We remember in our prayers
Those whose anniversaries
(5th Mar) Bridget Valentine, Michael Fox , Anne
Shoreland, Ivor Parry-Jones, Guiseppe (Jo)
Castaldo, Walter Comer (6th Mar) Michael Duffy,
William Conlon, Sarah McNee (7th Mar) Mary
Brennan, Edward Stevens, Mary Welsh, Matteo
Greco, (8th Mar) Sarah Feeney, Mary Elizabeth
White, Patricia Persich, Kathleen Humphreys,
Annie Dykins (9th Mar) Michael Nasham, Catherine Hannon, Canon Joseph Geraghty, George
Herman Rome, Noel Jones, Pauline Goulding,
John Harkin, Maureen Edwards (10th Mar) Delia
Wilde, Margaret Stevens, Margaret Bellis (11th
Mar) James Kerrigan, Mary Blackshaw, Ann
Vaughan, Mary Sylvia Taylor, Francis Oliver, and
Ann Bunting.
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
6th March 2016
5th March Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
Nora Neeson RIP
(Maire & Michael Greaney)
Let us pray for the Sick
Ian Byron, 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 & Luisa Desena, Shelagh Fulham,
Margaret Stubbs, Philomena Lamano, and
Leo McManus.
Personal sin,
(John M.
4th Sunday of Lent Year C
6th March Sunday
Mass 11am
For people of the Parish
Monday :
7th March
Liturgy of the day
Mass 9.15am
Bob O’Neill RIP (Anne Cheetham)
Liturgy of the day
8th March
Mass 9.15am
Int. Janet/ Anne Cheetham
Wednesday Liturgy of the day
9th March
Mass 9.15am
Peggy Edwards RIP (Lewis Family)
7pm Stations of the Cross
Liturgy of the day
10th March Mass 9.15am
Int. Frank&Enid James (Sheila McKnight)
Liturgy of the day
11th March Mass 9.15am
Jim Dunlea RIP (Mike&Margaret Bunting)
12th March Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
13th March Sunday
Mass 11am
Maureen Mullally RIP
(G. O’Brien)
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
hen the prodigal
son came home
they held a party to celebrate the fact that he was
part of the fold once more.
But there was an empty
seat at the party; the older
brother refused to come
and take part.
he liturgy, and especially the Mass, is the
continuation of that party
and festivity. At the eucharist we celebrate the fact
that in Jesus Christ we
have been redeemed and
forgiven, that we are already experiencing a share
in the eternal life that God
has promised us and that
one day we will enjoy seeing God face to face in the
never-ending celebration of
bliss and happiness in
heaven. In the meantime
we eat and drink the body
and blood of Jesus Christ
that was given up and shed
for us so that sins may be
to the feast, or should we
just write them off as a
dead loss? Would it shock
us if they said yes?
As you sit in your pew in
church, are there any empty seats? It would be surprising if there weren’t!
Most churches struggle to
fill their seats except at the
great feasts of the year.
Who belongs in those
seats? It’s tempting to say
that they are older brothers’
seats, people who have
had some sort of
gripe with the
church and have
decided to give Sunday worship a wide
berth. To an extent
this is true. We are a
fallible group of people and we’re quite
capable of failing each other at crucial times, and of
even putting off people to
the extent that they no
longer darken our doors.
What would happen if we
reached out to family and
neighbours, to friends who
feel that the Church has
failed them? Is it worth taking the risk of inviting them
nd what about the
person who’s sitting
in your seat? Yes, you. Are
you the life and soul of the
party or are you something
of a party-pooper? We never find out whether the father finally managed to get
the older brother to enter
into the spirit. He could
have just gone and sat
there with a long face. Just
turning up isn’t enough. Are
you glad to be able to celebrate with your whole being, singing and praying,
giving thanks for the forgiveness that God has lavished upon you through no
merit of your own? Or
should we put the fatted
calf on the back burner?
Lent Family Fast
Collection for Cafod
this weekend
Monies collected will be used to provide clean water to needy communities around the world. Your donations
will be MATCH AIDED £ for £ by the
government, allowing us to double
the impact of Fast Day. Thank you for
your on-going support.
Joyce and John Elcock
Looking Ahead
March 14th– March 27th
14th March: Mass at 9.15am
15th March: No Mass
(I am away until Saturday giving an
Year of Mercy Retreat in St. Joseph’s, Wembley)
16th March: Mass at 9.15am
17th March: No Mass
St.Patrick’s Day Celebrations in
the Church Hall ( Details Below)
18th March: No Mass
19th&20th : Palm Sunday
Holy Week
21st Monday : Mass at 9.15am
22nd Tuesday: Mass at 9.15am
23rd Wednesday: Mass at 9.15am
Chrism Mass (Cathedral) 7pm
24th: Maundy Thursday
Evening Mass of the Lord’s
Supper at 7pm followed by vigil
at the altar of repose until 10pm
25th: Good Friday
Service of the Passion at 3pm
26th : Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil at 8pm
Easter Sunday : 11am
The Annual SVP Raffle Tickets will be on sale before
and after Mass during the
weekend of
12th / 13th
March. 1st prize £3,000.
A date for your diary - SVP
Outing to Tatton Park will
be on Wednesday 11th May. Further details
nearer the time. (SVP Outings are financially
assisted by Legacy money).
Can You Help?
Like last year the SVP is once again in need
of your help! We are holding another
'Development Day' for Vincentians throughout
North Wales in our church hall on Saturday
12th March and would value parishioners assistance in helping our members to serve
lunch. (You would only be required between
12.15 - 1.45pm). If you can offer any help
please phone me on 01352 755067. With
grateful thanks in advance.
Brian Cullen, President.
200 Club
We are nearing the end of our collection period and hope to do the first 3 draws around the
end of March. So just a quick note to say we
still have 22 who have as yet not renewed.
We also have a number of vacant spaces we
would love to fill. So if you have forgotten or
want to have an additional share don't be shy
Mike and I won't shout and are always happy
to take your contributions which of course end
up within our own parish as I say if your not in
it you can't win it! Thanks as always
Tony Gent
The children who are preparing for
their First Holy Communion will be
presented to the parish next Sunday
at the 11am Mass
17th March: St.Patrick’s Day Celebration:
There will be a coffee morning with Bingo at 9.30 am on Thursday 17th March
in the Church Hall organised by the Friends, Parents and Teachers Association of St David's Primary School. Everyone welcome! Mr. Simon Hughes

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