THE FAMILY OF HOLY CROSS
3 CARRINGTON AVENUE, COTTINGHAM, EAST YORKSHIRE HU16 4DU
Twinned with Star of the Sea Parish: Juba, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Tel: 01482 847763 Fax: 01482 845225 email: email@example.com Website: holycrosscottingham.org.uk
Parish Priest: Father Pat Day BA BD
Masses: Vigil Mass: Sat 6.30 pm Sun: 10 am; Mon to Thurs: 9 am, except Tues: 7 pm Communion Service Fri & Sat; 9 am
Holy Cross is open all day from dawn till dusk. Tea and coffee are served in the Garden Room after the 10 am Mass on Sunday.
May 27th 2012 Pentecost Sunday
Speak their language: Put yourself in your customers’ shoes. Are you speaking your child’s language? Find out what makes them tick. Speak their language. In order to be a good communicator, we have to learn how to speak other people’s language. Great relationships are formed when we are able to put ourselves in the other person’s shoes, to speak to them at a level that engages them. It is the basis of good communication. On the day of Pentecost, when the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, each of the people gathered heard them speaking in his or her own language. The ability to communicate was the first gift they received from the Holy Spirit. Today, we need the gift of communication more than ever. We need to be able to share our message in a way that others can understand, to speak to our hearer’s interests, needs and desires. We are called to spread the Good News of Jesus in our own time, and to do this we need to speak the language of the time. ‘Pentecost is still happening,’ said John Paul II. The Spirit which came upon the early believers is the same Spirit that guides us today. We must also learn to listen to the Holy Spirit at work among us. ‘I have always pleaded for a deep listening to the voice of the artist in our midst, and also to the supreme artist who tries to lead us to completion, the Holy Spirit of God.’ (Mark Patrick Hederman, Underground Cathedrals).
Mass Intentions for the coming week:
Sat 6.30 pm The Parishioners’ Intentions (Avery Family) Wed 9 am James Gardham OBE
Sun 10 am Vi Smith Thurs 9 am Kirk Kain (RIP)
Mon 9 am Vera Appleyard (RIP) Sat 6.30 pm Jack Leisk
Tues 7 pm Gerry Doherty (RIP) Sun 10 am Betty Eagan
Service of the Word and Holy Communion: Fri and Sat 9 am
Anniversaries: Sun: Gertrude Culkin, Jennie T Gallagher, George Porter, Sydney Waterhouse; Mon: Joseph Williams,
Brigid Price; Tues: Charles Hamilton, Michael Bailey; Wed: Emma Valente, Tom Hallett; Thurs: Doreen Ormiston,
Nancy Howdle, Margaret Howdle, Leonard Hought; Fri: Theresa Carmel Cadwallader; Sat: Margaret Hall;
Sun: Kathleen Roe, Nina Culkin, John O’Neill.
Counters this weekend: Chris Clarke and Diana Ormiston; and next: Thérèse Turpin and John Gray
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The New Translation: “For anglophone Africans, the new translation of the Missal has badly affected the vernacular character of the liturgical texts. Those verbose, convoluted sentences, the stilted turn of phrase, that is not the English language people know over here. Words like ‘dewfall’, ‘oblation’, ‘bestow’ and ‘grievous’ are Latin to them. And what about ‘Lord God of hosts’? The only hosts the people know are the hosts in the tabernacle. I would not be surprised if many understand this to refer to the Eucharist. This is not progress, surely.” [Fr Hans Burgman, Mill Hill Missioner, Kisumu, Kenya] (Fr Ratzinger wrote after the Second Vatican Council, ‘Over the pope as the expression of the binding claim of ecclesiastical authority, there still stands one’s own conscience, which must be obeyed before all else, even if necessary against the requirement of ecclesiastical authority.’)
St Mary’s Church in Cottingham invites you to a Diamond Jubilee Mass on Tues, June 5th at 2pm in honour of the Queen’s 60 years on the throne, with music from St Mary’s choir and musicians. The celebrant will be Fr Andrew Bigg, celebrating his First Mass on this day. The musical programme includes ‘I was Glad’, ‘Zadok the Priest’ and pieces from Karl Jenkins. You are also invited to Andrew’s Ordination by Richard, Bishop of Hull, on Sun, June 3rd :6.30 at St Mary’s.
“To be fully alive is to touch and be touchable. Gandhi refused to let the lowest caste in Hinduism be called the ‘untouchables’. It meant that they were excluded from the mutuality of human life. Hitler did not like to be touched. Recently the Dalai Lama came to visit my community in Blackfriars, to take part in a discussion about contemplation in our different traditions. But what leapt across the divisions was not so much what the Dalai Lama said but what he did. A friend of the community was there who had been disabled by a stroke. And when the Dalai Lama came in he passed by her wheelchair and rested his cheek on hers in silence. He spent longer with her than anyone else. It was the embodiment of compassion. When I became involved a little bit with people with Aids in the early eighties, I discovered the importance of touch. Most of us had never met anyone with Aids. We were a little nervous. But at the final Mass, a young man called Benedict who had Aids came up to me for the kiss of peace. And when I hugged him I thought ‘this is the body of Christ’. And Christ in him hugged me.” [Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP]
Heartprints: “Whatever our hands touch – we leave fingerprints – on walls, furniture, doorknobs, dishes, books. There’s no escape. As we touch we leave our identity. Oh God, wherever we go in life, help us to leave Heartprints: heartprints of compassion, understanding and love, heartprints of kindness and genuine concern. Lord, send us out into the world to leave Heartprints. And if someone should say ‘I felt your touch,’ may that one sense YOUR LOVE touching through ME.”
Bits n’ Bobs: The Catholic Women’s League is having the annual Market Stall on Thurs, June 21st. Books, bric-a-brac, jewellery etc are needed. No clothes, thank you. Our thanks to Jean Kemp who has offered her garage as a store! My recent Race Night, as President of the Hull Irish Association, in aid of the Young Persons’ Cancer Unit at Castle Hill Hospital, raised £1,200. The collection at Aaron Cryan’s recent funeral, who was to be married in October to Becky, Bryan and Ronnie’s daughter, came to £1,300 (also for the Cancer Unit). The Safari Supper, in aid of Christian Aid, raised over £150. What great generosity from great people! We remember Paul Poulose’s dad, Joseph, who died recently in Kerala in India, aged 97. His Mum Elizabeth is still alive at 90 and Paul has nine other brothers and sisters at home! A very happy parishioner last week was Anthony Wood, his team won the Champion’s League Final! Aren’t we all happy for him? He refused to watch it with me but sent his brother Martin to suffer instead (and I had to feed him also!). Watch out for Sunday July 1st. We’re having a Teddy Bear’s Picnic here in the afternoon. More details to follow. You do need to bring your Teddy with you to gain admittance! (No, not that sort ladies!). HHARP is looking for tooth brushes and tooth paste, Oxo cubes and gravy granules. And please remember in your prayers all who are doing exams at the moment from the parish, Ronan and Brendan Ward, Leah Broc, Henry Green, Beth Sciberras, Jacob Wilbourne, Anna Holgate and Sam Parker. Not an easy time, as we all remember. Last weekend’s Christenings: On Saturday we welcomed Amber Marcjanna Madry, 1st daughter of Blazej and Lydia (née Leeuwerke); on Sunday it was Freya Lacey’s turn, the 1st child of Tammy and Paddy O’Shea, married here last May.
A Vision of the Future: Theologian Jose Maria Arnaiz, a Marist priest, wrote in Spanish, “Recently I had a dream about a possible consistory (election of a Pope) in 2025. The cardinals would number 25: among them 12 lay persons, eight of whom would be women. One third would be white, one third coloured, one third of mixed race. The youngest would be 49, and one of the women would be 70. All would be born spiritual leaders with the gift of speaking with passion, purpose and directness. They would be received with applause because they would have been elected by the faithful by ‘direct vote’ on Twitter or Facebook. When it came to choose a Pope, they would analyse the great challenges facing the Church in our days, and establish a new profile, after dreaming of another possible or impossible Church, since often the impossible is necessary.” (Vida Nueva)
Throwing Out Good Food: One billion people in our world go hungry. In Europe, 79 million live on less than 60% of their country’s average income, and 16 million depend on charity. Yet, the latest calculations show that almost 50% of food produced is being lost at some stage of production or after it has been cooked. That works out at every inhabitant of the European Union being responsible for tossing 179 kilos of perfectly good food in the rubbish every year – the equivalent of half a kilo per day. The European Commission states that its 27 member states generate 89 million tons of left-over food and that this could increase by a further 40% unless we take preventive measures. The Commission has been challenged to cut this waste of food by half before 2025. This must trouble our Christian conscience and demands action. (Misioneros Tercer Milenio)
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Please remember the sick in your prayers: Basil Berry, Sheila Johnson, Brian Anderson, Shirley Manuel, Mary Waller, Joan Williams, Gabrielle Vanderstock, Tony Tordoff, Mike Avery, Win Murphy, Nick Norton, Kathleen and Arthur, Joan and Peter Watts, Peter Dyas, Margaret Price, Tony and Shirley Woods-McConville, Peter Fowlston, Agnes Pidd, Nora and Peter Orvis, Les Ulyatt, David Langley, Tom Amos, Mary Dunn, June Hamilton and Mike Shakesby.
Hull Lourdes Sick Fund: Coffee Morning at the Endsleigh Centre – Sat, June 16th ; 10 am to midday. Prizes for the Tombola and Raffle will be gratefully received (box in the porch). Tickets (£2) from Gerry Baker or pay at the door.
- Adult clothes, preferably men’s, for the Drop-in Centre. Contact Jim (849966).
- Radio, CD player for refugee, to help him improve his English. Contact Annie (876955).
QUIZ and BUFFET SUPPER,at the Duke of Cumberland; 7.45 pm on Wed, May 30th in aid of the Cottingham Schools Worker Project. Tickets (£6) at the door.
CAFOD Pilgrimage to Holy Island: Sat, June 16th. A coach will leave St Anthony’s at 6.30 am to arrive on Holy Island at 11.30. Because of the tides, it will not be possible to walk across the Pilgrim’s Way, so there will be a Pilgrimage Walk around the island at 12 noon. There will be a pilgrimage liturgy in St Aidan’s Church at 12.30 pm for anyone not walking. Mass will be celebrated by Fr Michael Winstanley SDB at 3.30 pm by St Aidan’s Statue. Cost £25. Further information from Sheila Swift, 07769 710573.
Middlesbrough Justice and Peace Commission asks for your help. A recent report entitled “Unsafe Return” tells of people, including children, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who were refused asylum in the UK and forcibly removed to DRC to experience arrest on arrival, imprisonment and torture. The UK Border Agency and the Home Office continue to assert that it is safe to return people to DRC. An e-petition is calling for a review of the safety of returning Congolese. The deadline for this to be debated in Parliament is June 5th . The petition is on the net at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/24741 : “Refused asylum seekers at risk on return to DRC”. If you can, please sign this or see Tessa at the end of Sunday Masses to sign a paper version.
Finally, This Irish lad went for a job on a building site. The foreman said “What’s your name?” The lad said “Me name’s Dare. Everyone knows me.” “I don’t know you” said the foreman. “I’ll prove they do” said the lad. He went onto the site where all the Irishmen were working and shouted “Hello, everybody!” and they all shouted back “Hello Dare!”
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