OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM
TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2023
After All Masses this weekend, there will be a second collection for the Home Missions as directed by the Conference of Bishops.
MONTHLY LUNCH FOR SENIOR PARISHIONERS
The monthly lunch will be held this Tuesday (26th September) at 12.30pm in the hall in Sudbury.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place this Thursday (28th September) at 6.00pm in Sudbury
MONTH OF OCTOBER
Pope Francis is calling us all to dedicate the month of October to prayer for Peace and Reconciliation in UKRAINE.
So, beginning next Sunday (October 1st) we shall have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 4.00pm until 5.00pm and then each Sunday after that during October.
It is only the Lord who can change the hearts of people. Come to pray for the hour or part of it.
DIOCESAN STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMME
Our Diocese has introduced a “Stewardship Programme” for every Parish, spanning three weeks.
Our Parish will celebrate it beginning next weekend (1st October)
Harvest Festival is celebrated next Sunday (1st October) - the important way of celebrating our Thanksgiving for the Harvest is by being generous to those in need.
So, we urge everyone to bring something to Mass next weekend. If you are able, please bring non-perishable items including:
Tinned foods; cereals, pasta; soup; biscuits; jam; etc. (see the poster details in the church porch) to support STOREHOUSE in feeding the poor in our locality.
The Requiem Mass for Donita Gower will take place on Wednesday 11th October at 11.00am at St. Joseph’s in Hadleigh.
Please continue to pray each day for God’s outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the work of the Synod in Rome beginning in October.
Each week, we pray for the Synod in our Bidding Prayers. We need the Lord’s guidance.
“DO NOT FEAR THE SYNOD” - CARDINAL CUPICH
Cardinal Blase Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago, urged Catholics to shed any fears or concerns of the upcoming Synod on Synodality, declaring the gathering to be part of an ancient Catholic tradition that seeks how to “remain faithful to Christ’s own plan” for the Church.
A “synod” is a periodic gathering of bishops in the Catholic Church to address questions of the Church’s faith, morals, and practices. Next month’s synod, the first since 2018, will address synodality itself, which the Vatican defines in part as “the involvement and participation of the whole people of God in the life and mission of the Church”.
Some commentators have expressed concern that the bishops at the synod may move toward proposals for the Church that have been rebuked and discredited by Catholic authorities, including the ordination of women. In an letter published in the Chicago archdiocesan newspaper Chicago Catholic, Cupich accused synod critics of “stoking fears” by suggesting that the gathering could “radically alter Church teaching and practice.”
“History has shown that the use of fear tactics by those who resist any kind of renewal that involves change is not new,” the archbishop said. He cited St. John XXIII’s warning, given at the outset of the Second Vatican Council, to beware of “prophets of doom who are always forecasting disaster” in the life of the Church.
Critics of the synod “totally mischaracterise” its aims and intentions, Cupich said. The bishops at the meeting will be primarily examining how Catholics are “to remain faithful to Christ’s own plan for the Church,” he argued.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND
Philomena Spearpoint, Jana Colchester, Sadie O’Connell, Margaret Foreman, Vera Gillan, Theresa Howard, Vanda Melia, Meg Parker, Canon Jim Pendorf, Penny Quine, Evarist Saliba, Fr Tony Rogers, Mike Rosbrook.
PARISH BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
If any Parishioner wishes to set up a Direct Debit to the Parish, the relevant details are:
RC Church Sudbury with Hadleigh
Sort Code: 40 43 23
Account Number: 30232122
CHURCH CLEANERS THIS WEEK
Sudbury: Lesley Taczynski & Carole Scurr
Hadleigh: Gill & Jon Durant
TIMES OF MASSES