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Newsletter

for 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

KENT ESTUARY CATHOLIC CHURCHES

Our Lady of Lourdes, Arnside

St Charles & St Cuthbert, Grange

Christ the King, Milnthorpe

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EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME : 1st August 2021

 

This Sunday’s Scripture

Jesus says ‘I am the bread of life’. We are not to work for the bread that does not last but work for the food that endures to eternal life …  If we come to Jesus we will have our deepest hunger, our deepest needs satisfied.

 

Keeping Faith

 

Opening for Private Prayer, Grange: from this Monday 2nd August, St Charles church will be opened for private prayer daily from 10am to dusk. Do remember to sanitise hands when you come in, and use a mask when moving about. We also urge you to sign in.

 

Intercessory Prayer Ministry: The purpose of this ministry is:

  • To support and encourage our parishioners to be truly confident, outward looking, welcoming and missionary, as Pope Francis urges.

  • Intercession is our privilege of mediation between another person or persons and God (The first mediatrix is Our Lady).

This week’s parish intercession is: “That we can live our ordinary lives in an extraordinary way as God’s chosen people.”

John 15:16 “You did not choose me but I chose you.  And I appointed you to go out and bear fruit, fruit that will last”.

 

Grange: World Apostolate of Fatima, First Saturday Devotion

Our next first Saturday is 7th August.  Join us at St Charles to pray the Rosary and learn more about the First Saturday Devotion.

The devotion proper will commence on the first Saturday in October.

Keeping Contact

 

In time of isolation, we offer the following personal prayer support:

  • Fr Alf Parker  will  talk  or pray  with you on this number 015395 33145   

  • Or you  can  leave a prayer request as an  answerphone message on  this number 01524 734816

  • Or leave  your  name and  number if you  would  like  someone to phone you back later that day

 

Keeping Charity

 

Next week Fr Franco Mastromauro, a priest of the Combini Missionaries (formerly the Verona Fathers) will make an appeal in our Churches.  The Comboni Missionaries are an international Catholic religious and missionary Order founded by Bishop Daniel Comboni in Verona (Italy) in 1867, specifically to serve the missionary endeavour of the Catholic Church. St. Daniel Comboni (1831-1881).  He led priests and lay people from different European countries to areas of Africa yet to be mapped. He founded two Institutes of men and women to attend to the needs of the Africans of his time. But, above all, he dreamed of Africans being missionaries of their own people. His motto was “to save Africa with Africa”. Now, more than 150 years later, the Comboni Missionaries with Members drawn from forty-four nationalities are present in fifty countries worldwide.

 

Please pray for the sick of our parishes:  

Geoff Critchley, Michael Carter, Pam Gee, Stella Naylon, Josie Buckley, Margaret Vincent, Brian Mills, Eileen Parker, Christine McIvor, Chris Browne, Libby Stretton, Jenny Hodkinson, Kathleen Lavin, Angela Nottingham, David James, Angela Taylor, Margaret Rose Wilson, Philip Barry, Michael Platt.

Also please pray for those whose anniversaries occur about this time.

 

Notices and Adverts:

 

Car Parking Christ the King: I have decided to chain off the car park at Christ the King, so that it is available to church and hall users only. It was being taken over by visitors to Milnthorpe in a way that could not be controlled. A church car park is an asset to be used to help carry out its mission. Fr. Philip

Booking a place at Mass: Please observe the rules and book to avoid overcrowding:

 

 

Our Parishes: Where are we going?

Rydal Hall  September 11th

As a preparation for this all-important day, please consider the questions on the attached sheet and send your written responses by email to ctkollcc@gmail.com or post through the Presbytery door (in Grange) or in the boxes provided (in Milnthorpe and Arnside)

Your responses are extremely valuable. They will help shape our parish life in the future

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