TIMES OF MASS FOR THIRTY-THIRD WEEK OF THE YEAR

 SUNDAY:      PARISH MASS for WORLD DAY OF THE POOR  at 10.00am
                                Senior Citizens Mass at 3.00pm

MONDAY:       Adoration 8.30am     Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am

TUESDAY:     Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
                      Adoration at 5.30pm    Evening Mass at 6.00pm    followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St Cecilia, Virgin Martyr, Patron of Musicians (3rd Century)
                                   Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Mass at 7.00pm

THURSDAY:   Feast of St Clement, Pope & Martyr and St Columbanus, Celtic Missionary
                       Mass at 12.00 noon, followed by Adoration until 2.00pm

FRIDAY:    Feast of St Andrew Dung-Lac, priest & 117  Martyrs of Vietnam (1745-1862)
                   Adoration  8.15am    Morning Prayer at 8.45am    Mass at 9.00am
                                      Taizé Prayer around the Cross at 7.30pm

SATURDAY:     Adoration  8.15am   Morning Prayer at 8.45am    Mass at 9.00am
                                  Sacrament of Reconciliation:      after Mass and 4.30-5.00pm

TODAY   [1]  On this Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus who though His Holy Spirit gives each of us gifts to be used for the building up of the Church as a community of ‘missionary disciples’ and the transformation of the world in Justice, Peace and Love. He expects His disciples to use these gifts - everyone of us welcoming this responsibility and seeking to be Good News of Hope and Healing to all peoples and creation.
[2]   This is the First World Day of the Poor, called for by Pope Francis, to focus whole Church on becoming 'Jesus' preferential love for the poor'. A day to pray that we might always have the courage to act (like the prophets of old and the Romero's of today) to challenge the powerful who hold the poor repressed in their poverty.
[3]   We have our quarterly Senior Citizens Mass at 3.00pm, followed by a Tea. All are welcome.

NEXT SUNDAY   [1]   We celebrate The Feast of Jesus Christ, Universal King, on this last Sunday of the Year. Jesus Christ, Son of God, born of Mary, is the origin of the Universe, sustains the Universe and is the Final Transformation and Fulfilment of the Universe. Our King identifies Himself totally with the most vulnerable, marginalised and oppressed of humanity, so that whatever we do to those the world considers the least, we do to Him.
[2]   We have the joy of immersing our children into the Life and Love of Christ the King and Servant in the Sacrament of Baptism. Pray for them and their families, please.
[3]   This great Feast is also National Youth Sunday, when we value, affirm and pray for our young people, sharing with them the joy of being disciples of Christ and enabling them to shape today’s Church as being their home - bringing their gifts.
[4]   There is a Retiring Collection for the Diocesan Youth Service.

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of Our Lady Queen of Apostles, Cheddar, and St Joseph and St Teresa, Wells, served by Fr Philip Thomas, Parish Administrator, Charlotte Lythaby and their communities.

WORD OF GOD FOR THIRTY-THIRD WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday     Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31 /Psalm 127/ 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-6 / Matthew 25: 14-30
Monday         1 Maccabees 1: 10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-64 / Psalm 118 / Luke 18: 35-43

Tuesday         2 Maccabees 6: 18-31/ Psalm 3 / Luke 19: 1-10

Wednesday   2 Maccabees 7: 1, 20-31 / Psalm 16 / Luke 1: 11-28

Thursday       2 Maccabees 2: 15-29 / Psalm 49 / Luke 19: 41-44

Friday            1 Maccabees 4: 36-37, 52-59 /Responsorial 1 Chronicles 29: 10-12 / Luke 19: 45-48

Saturday        1 Maccabees 6: 1-13 / Psalm 9 / Luke 20: 27-40