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16 July 2017

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year

God’s kingdom grows through faith and prayer, and as we gather in his name we rejoice in the gift of the Eucharist which is a symbol and a means of our growth in holiness.

Sunday 16 Jul 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners
Special Intention

Monday 17 Jul 9.00 Helen Jenkins (ill)

18 Jul 9.00
Winnie Mullarkey (Ints/90th Birthday)

Wednesday 19 Jul 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Ints of John & Patricia Kenny

Thursday 20 Jul 9.00
Jeffrey Moss (ill)

Friday 21 Jul 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Delia McMillan

Sunday 23 Jul 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners
Pat Whitehead

Feastdays This Week:  

                                                WED: St. John Plessington; SAT: St. Mary Magdalene



Baptisms:  By Appointment


Please Pray For:

All who are sick at home or in hospital, especially, Fr Steve Dwyer, Frances Hynes, Sau Le, Maddie Lofthouse, Margaret Farrelly, Pat Milne, Tom Hall, Mary Young, Paul Righini,

Fr Michael Cupit, Fr. Harry Stratton, Annette Loftus, Fr John Wright, Irene Walker, Veronica Norbury, John Holt, Christy Lynch, Imelda & Tim Judge, Veronica Lane, Joanna Winter, Joyce Leigh, Terry Ann Morgan, Trudy Watts, Pat Judge, Paul McClure, Cyril Jenkinson, Maggie Goodfellow.

 All who have died recently.

All whose anniversaries occur around this time, especially, Fr Michael Wentworth



Aquinas College – Open Events:     Saturday 30 September from 10am to 1pm; Wednesday 11 October from 6.30pm to 8.30pm; Thursday 2 November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.


Serra Meetings:                 Thursday 20 July in the Parish Hall, at Christ Church, Heald Green.  ‘Pope Francis speaks to Serra’ Everyone is welcome.  If you can, please ring Gerry Lanigan on 428 9103, by the Tuesday evening preceding the meeting.  Mass is at 7.30pm followed by a light supper and then the talk.

SVP:       Now the holiday season is on us again.  Please give those spare

foreign /old coins – dollars euros, cents, roubles, zloty, pesos and swiss francs

to the parish SVP conference.  There is a container at the back of church.  Thank you.


Parents seeking baptism for their children please contact Fr. Geoff on 0161 480 3723 or

Jenny Forshaw on 0161 494 6115.



Offertory Collection:           251.76

Collection for the Apostleship of the Sea raised 173.90                    Thank you very much



Parish Tote:

1st Prize: 30 No.                  2nd Prize: 10 No



Hospitals:              Someone in the Alexandra?  Phone St. Chad’s 428 2480

Someone in Stepping Hill or Cherry Tree?  Phone 483 1010 or the Chaplains 419 5889

or St. Peter’s 483 3476




In today’s Gospel the figure of the sower is important.  He does not confine the seeds to soil that is fertile and ready for growth.  Rather, the seeds are scattered everywhere – on the path, patches of rock, and among thorns.  Jesus does not discriminate.  His love is given out for all.  He knows that some of it may be rejected, or accepted only on a superficial level, but he offers it anyway.  That offer of love is never withdrawn.  It might take a while to bear fruit, but it is always there.


‘Always there are doors that are not closed.  Look for the doors that are at least a little bit open, enter and talk about common things and go on, step by step.’

Pope Francis

adapted from Intercom

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