2nd Sunday of Advent 4th December 2016

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2nd Sunday of Advent 4th December 2016
Responsorial Psalm:
In his days, justice shall
flourish and peace till
the moon fails.
Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Prepare a way for the Lord.
Make his paths straight,
And all mankind shall see
the salvation of God
Alleluia!
DON'T MISS OUT
on your piece of parish history.
Get your jubilee celebration souvenirs
before they all go...!
(Ideal Christmas gift for former parishioners...??)

Wonderful photographs of the original church and school. See your
families and friends (maybe even
yourself).
 Fascinating memories including an
insight into our previous Parish
Priests.
 Hear about how the parish bought
bricks for our church.
 What did happen in the confessional? Was it a miracle??
 Did the school children not attend
class because the circus was in
town?!
DVD 1 'Pictures and music'
DVD 2 'Talking memories'
BOOK : 'A History of St.David's parish and school' by Margaret J oy - the
enthralling story of our parish beginning
in 1828.
All 3 for a £10 donation to the
Jubilee charities (or £5 each).
Let us pray for the Sick
Eglwys Catholig Dewi Sant, Yr Wyddgrug
St.David’s Catholic Church, Mold
Alfredo Fecci, Michael Jones, Anne
Jones, Jim Hughes, Margaret Carr, Margaret Evans, Fred Battersby, Gwen
Jones,Joe Goggin,, Debra Ann Roberts,Tricia Twizell, Rosa Maria, Joan Lawrence, Moira Catherall, Lea Hill, Anne
Turner, Mary Rowe, Jenny Mansley, Jennifer Rowley, Nancy Wilson, Joe & Luisa
Desena, Shelagh Fulham, Margaret
Stubbs, Philomena Lamano, and Leo
McManus.
We remember in our prayers
Parish Priest: Fr. Pius Mathew CMI,
St.David’s Presbytery, St.David’s Lane, Mold. CH7 1LH
Email: [email protected]
Tele: 01352 752087
Deacon David Joy:01352 754722 LSUConvent:01352 700121
Website: www.stdavidsmold.org
www.wrexhamdiocese.org.uk http://www.cmi.org.in
4th December 2016
Those whose anniversaries
Occur this week
(3rd Dec) Martin Shannon, Mary Carroll, John
Mcnee, Ann Payne (4th Dec)George Vaugh,
Patrick Foley, Norah Swain (5th Dec) Ann Griffin, Leslie Olley (6th Dec) Bridget O’Brien, Mary
Catherall, Maria Stevens, Sean Salter (7th
Dec) Fr.Bertrand Walsh, John Gavaghan,
Catherine Tobin, Thomas Evans, Attilio Belli
(8th Dec) Andrew Mulligan, Cyril Smith; (9th
Dec) Norah Valentine Legge, Mary Williams,
Elizabeth Woods
Pilgrimages 2017
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 27 May to 3
June 2017: 7 nights half board; full
spiritual programme. Spiritual director:
Fr. John Delaney OFM Cap; £619 per
person sharing. . Joe Walsh operates
this tour. License Number T.O. 052., ATOL 5163. For information contact Geraldine Downing (group leader) 01978
357367.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
22nd May Monday to 27th May Saturday.
Dates for your Diary 2017
First Holy Communion
2nd February: Meeting with the parents
and Candidates
18th June: Sunday 11am: First Holy
Communion
Confirmation:1st July Saturday 5.30pm
2nd Sunday of Advent
Year A
LITURGY OF THE WEEK: Psalter Week II
3rd December Saturday
Mass 5.30pm
Gay McCornick RIP
(Kitty Malone)
4th December Sunday
Mass 11am
For People of the Parish
Monday :
5th Dec
Liturgy of the day
Mass 9.15am
Holy Souls (Sam Doak)
Tuesday:
Liturgy of the day
6th Dec
Mass 9.15am
Int. Kath Taylor (Maria Jones)
Wednesday: Mem St. Ambrose
7th Dec
Mass 9.15am
Nicholina Ward RIP (Jean&John Ward)
Thursday:
Solemnity:
The Immaculate Conception of the BV Mary
8th Dec
Mass 9.15am
John Carr RIP (Mrs. Carr)
Friday:
Liturgy of the day
9th Dec
Mass 9.15am
Deceased Relatives&Friends (M&A Carr)
10th December Saturday
Mass at 5.30pm
Stephen Wilson RIP
Richard Kavanagh RIP
Eucharistic
Adoration
with
Rosary and
Benediction
Every Friday
following the
morning Mass
at 9.15am
Sacrament of
Reconciliation
(Confessions)
Saturdays
10.30am to
11.30am
& Before the Vigil
Mass
11th December Sunday
(4.45-5.20pm)
Mass 11am Sundays before
the Mass
For People of the Parish
(10.30-10.50am)
FAITH IN FOCUS:
T
HALF
here are some people for whom half
measures just aren’t good
enough.
W
e all know of people who put us to
shame by their indefatigable commitment to the
cause they have
espoused. It might
be someone who
has been cured of
cancer and now
spends all their
time raising funds
for research.
Perhaps it’s a politician risking their
life by opposing
corruption in their
country, or someone campaigning
tirelessly for the voiceless.
Maybe it’s just an ordinary
person who spends their
entire life looking after a
bed-ridden family member.
Whatever they do, they put
all their energy into it.
the Baptist was such
J ohn
a person. He was no
quiet preacher, not content
to give his message in an
unobtrusive way nor uncon-
MEASURES?
cerned by those who rejected it or failed to hear it. He
was a disturbing character.
Living on the edge of the
desert, wearing strange
clothes and eating a weird
diet, his message struck
panic into people, causing
vast crowds to repent and
so self-satisfied. They had
learnt how to practise their
religion half-heartedly while
seeming to keep all the
rules.
S
o what about us? As
Advent begins do we
feel any sense of urgency
about our need for continual repentance, or
do we think of it
as just another
milestone in the
calendar? Will the
word of God this
Advent make any
difference to our
attitude? Will it
affect the way we
behave towards
God and each
other?
D
to come and be baptised in
o we most resemble
the Jordan. That the kingthe Jewish leaders
dom of heaven is close at taking their religion in their
hand was his rally call.
stride or the crowds who
hen the Pharisees heard John’s message and
and Sadducees realised that there can be
claimed to have repented no half measures when it
he turned on them. Pro- comes to changing the way
duce the evidence. If you we live?
really knew what this king- Advent is the time for makdom of heaven was all ing our choice.
about then you wouldn’t be
W
St. David’s Golden
Jubilee
Grand Finale
Curtains
came
down on our Golden Jubilee celebrations on Wednesday 30th November with the Advent Carol Service
which was a grand feast to our
hearts and souls. Thanks a million
to Simon Hughes, David and Sue
Norris for making the evening so
beautiful and memorable.
SVP Christmas
Mass
The SVP Christmas
Mass and tea party at
St.
Richard
Gwyn
school will take place on Thursday December 8th from 5 till 7pm approx.
SVP members are available to transport
and accompany those who wish to go.
Please ring 07745 113633 if you would
like to attend. Brian Cullen.
And thank you for your support to
all the Jubilee celebrations we had
during the year. And thanks to
John Goggin for co-ordinating all
the events.
Carols around Mold
The Salvation Army will hold a Carol
Service at Bryn yr Haul Care Home on
Wednesday 15th at 2 30 pm.
Cytun will be holding a Carol Service
at Llys Jasmine Care Home on Sunday
18th at 3 pm. All are most welcome to
join us.
Memory Café
The Salvation Army are working to make
Mold a Dementia Friendly place. They
are holding a Memory Cafe in their Centre on Wrexham St on the First Wednesday of every month, 2 - 3 30 pm. More
info and training from the Alzheimers Society is planned for January, please contact the Centre for more details.
Christmas Stamps
First and second class Christmas stamps, both
with a picture of Mary and child, are now on
sale in Post Offices, but you must ask for them
specifically, they are not usually offered.
Mayor of Mold Christmas Concert
Featuring Renowned Welsh Tenor
Rhys Meirion & his daughters Erin&Elan
With Mold Town Concert Band
On Monday 12th December 7.30pm
St. Mary’s Church, Mold
Tickets £10 including Refreshments
Money Matters :
Offertory Collection last weekend
£631.40 of which £323.78 was Gift Aided
Flowers :
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,
and date the green envelope.
Thank you for supporting our Parish.

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