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
Service of the Word and Holy Communion: Fri and 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
Sunday July 1st 2012 Thirteenth Week of the Year
“Talitha Cum!” St Mark sometimes likes to interrupt a story he is telling with another story – we call it a Markan sandwich. We hear an example of it today with the healing of Jairus’ daughter and the woman with a haemorrhage. Ay first glance these stories might not seem to have a lot in common. The woman, a complete social outcast because of her condition, is called ‘daughter’ by Jesus. Her social status is completely reversed; she is a child of God, not some outcast who can be shunned by the community. The synagogue official surprises us, pleasantly, with his faith in Jesus and his message, not something that those in religious leadership were credited for. What these two characters have in common is faith against all the odds. There are those in the story who laugh when Jesus says he can bring back Jairus’ daughter. They are sent away. Jesus’ healing breaks down all the barriers that isolate us from one another and from God. Not only that, faith in Jesus can even give us new life and help us to overcome things that keep us from being free: ‘Do not fear; just keep on believing.’ Mark leaves untranslated Jesus’ own native language of Aramaic: ‘Talitha cum’ – a beautiful phrase meaning:
‘Little girl, get up!’ The girl has been given new life; the woman has been given new life also. Both have overcome those barriers that were keeping them from being free. We know what those barriers are for each of us as we reach out searching in faith and hope.
Mass Intentions for the coming week:
Sat 6.30 pm Terry O’Donoghue (RIP) Wed 9 am Winnie Nkahta (RIP)
Sun 10 am Kathleen Mullen’s Intentions Thurs 9 am Jim Gardham OBE
Mon 9 am Catherine and Keira Madden Sat 6.30 pm Anne Bridget Birkinshaw (12th Anniv.)
Tues 7 pm Mabel (A) and George Saul Sun 10 am Gerry Doherty (RIP)
Service of the Word and Holy Communion: Fri and Sat: 9 am
Anniversaries: Sat:Tony Fowlston; Sun: Albert Truelove, Bernard Stephan Proctor, John Lord, Cecilia Nolan, George Formby;
Mon: Mabel Benson, Mabel Saul, Cathleen Gillard; Wed: Samy Rizk; Thurs: John Woods McConville, Anthony Gallagher; Fri: Nellie
Lord, Maria Gabriele, Thomas William Percival, Carlyle Woodmansey; Sat: Carone Eagan, Richard John Spradbery;
Sun: Mary Skelton, Elizabeth McLoughlin.
Counters this weekend: Anne and Geoff Land; and next: Christine and Mike Eyre
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Bienvenidos a los amigos de Carmen a nuestra iglesia por su segunda visita!
Teddy Bear’s Picnic: I hope you have remembered your Teddy Bear today as it’s your passport to our first Teddy Bear’s Picnic after
this morning’s Mass. There will be a Bouncy Castle and lots of games both for children and ‘big’ children! We will have a shared lunch;
may I thank all of you who have helped provide the ‘goodies’! All we’re now asking for is good weather!
We had a lovely Requiem Mass to celebrate the life of Norah Ledger on Tuesday and she had asked for the retiring collection to go to Holy Cross. The hundred plus pounds will be put towards the ‘Anthony Storey Education Fund’ in Sierra Leone.
The Garden Room: Since it opened in 2004, John McNicholas has been the ‘manager’ of it. He’s now passed the baton over to
Julie Lewis (844629). John has done sterling work over the years keeping an eye on every aspect of the Garden Room, work I could never have done in a month of Sundays and it is most appreciated, believe you me! Bookings should still be done through Anne Marie Holgate (647618). When you look back, you wonder how we managed without that wonderful facility.
Michael and Sean O’Brien (The Cardinal’s great nephews) have raised money for the Teenage Cancer Unit at CHH recently. Michael completed the Hull 10K (55 minutes) and coached by Eddie Burns Sean completed the 2.5K Junior Run in 11 minutes (came 6th). They were both part of the St Mary’s Team which won the School Challenge. They raised £86 from family and friends. Well done lads! Our congratulations also must go to young Ethan and Josh for their great help last Saturday litter picking in the village. Well done lads!
This week it was Genevieve Deery’s 5th birthday and Arthur Burgan’s 89th! Congratulations to both of them.
Exit the Euros: (Duncan White from The Telegraph): Being a coach is not vastly dissimilar from being a man of the cloth. You need to persuade an often sceptical flock to have faith in abstract concepts, to believe that your teachings will lead to enlightenment. They do it in different ways: the bluff Calvinism of Sir Alex Ferguson, the autocratic Catholicism of Fabio Capello, the smooth televangelism of Jose Mourinho. Roy Hodgson? Fittingly he is pure Anglican. Out in Poland and Ukraine he has preached a return to basic values. He has not worked miracles but he has made quiet progress in preaching patience. It has not always been pretty but it has all been done with honesty and humility. Slowly but surely he has restored a country’s faith in its national team.
Myeloma Awareness Week 2012: Tony and Anne Tordoff write to thank the parishioners of Holy Cross for their generous donations to the collection boxes last weekend. A total of £188.90 was collected.
Celebration for New (newish) Catholics: Sun, July 22nd at Ampleforth Abbey. Arrivals: 12.30pm for Picnic Lunch at 1pm. Finishing by 5pm. The afternoon will include a reflection on the Easter Vigil and ongoing formation for new Catholics; a Thanksgiving Liturgy and free time to enjoy the Abbey’s many facilities. Please bring a packed lunch. Further information from Fr Michael Keogh on 01642 674140.
Parish Council Meeting last Monday: We had a good turnout and lots of ideas thrown about, and decisions made! Jacqui Woodmansey graciously accepted the post of Vice Chairperson. Martin O’Neill is the present Chairperson. He brings a lot to the post, especially his wife’s wonderful cakes! (We’ll have to keep him on the team!). The Pope has announced a ‘Year of Faith’ from October 2012 until November 2013. Parishes and dioceses are asked to do something ‘special’ during that time and we here at Holy Cross are going to have a Reading of Mark’s Gospel on Thursday November 8th. We’ve had a dry run (Linda Gillard did it at home!) and it takes about 90 minutes to read it through aloud. We will intersperse it with three or four hymns and that is why we have been asking you for your favourite ones. We have asked the Sunday Mass people and now we are seeking the ideas from the Saturday Mass people. Fr Joe from Sierra Leone will be with us in the summer and we are going to ask him to maybe do a short ‘Parish Mission’ one week, Mass in the morning and a Talk in the evening maybe? Traditionally when Fr Joe is here we have a Bowling Evening for the Parish Trophy. With the closure of the Bowling Alley that is in doubt, but we hope there will be a Games Evening instead. On Friday October 12th The Beverley Male Voice Choir will be putting on a concert here in the church, their first performance in Cottingham they tell me! The proceeds will be for the Young Person’s Cancer Centre at CHH. We are indebted to parishioner Pat Norris for arranging it. Our Annual Parish Quiz will be on Friday October 19th. We will also have another Taizé Prayer Evening here on Thursday November 22nd.
There’s the story of the two football fanatics who are old now and they started wondering if there was football in heaven! They made an arrangement that whoever died first would come back and tell the other. As in all good stories one died and went to heaven. The other was half asleep one night when suddenly his friend appeared. ‘Tell me quick’, he said, ‘is there football in heaven?’ ‘Well my friend’, came the response, ‘I have good news and bad news. The good news is there is indeed football in heaven. The bad news is that we have a match next Saturday and you’re playing centre forward!’
The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies. So far 50 students are doing it and as it is a modular course people can join it any time. There are six core modules, Old Testament, New Testament, Christology, The Church, Sacraments and Morality. There are specialists modules such as Catholic Education, World Religions, Parish Catechesis or Pastoral Care. To be awarded the CCRS participants must attend eight taught modules of ten hours contact time, and pass each 1500-word module assignment. It may be done in a minimum of two years. Those who don’t wish to be awarded the Certificate, but would like to study all or any of the individual modules for personal interest are welcome to apply. Such participants will not need to complete the written assignments. Where? Here in Hull. When? Saturdays 9.30am to 3pm. Cost? £50 per module but the parish will cover the cost on your behalf. The dates for 2012 – 2013 are on
the notice board in the porch. I certainly would encourage anyone to have a go. For more information contact Rev Vincent Purcell on 01642 850505 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy (blond, Sunday morning) asks for prayers for a school-friend of hers, John Deighan, a close family friend, who is being ordained in Edinburgh this weekend.
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Please pray for all those in the parish who are not well, especially: Mary Davidson, David Langley, Edward Peacock, Helen Malone, Peter Dyas, Regina Ofoegbu, Jean Campbell, Joe Rawcliffe, Dorothy Hought, Anthony Stokoe, Joan Williams, Tony Tordoff, Win Murphy, Nick Norton, Kathleen & Arthur Burgan, Joan & Peter Watts, Margaret Price, Tony Woods-McConville and Peter Fowlston.
(from Teresa) Many thanks to all who sponsored Les and me for our Humber Bridge Walk last month. £207 was raised for CAFOD, who would also like to thank you for your exceptional response to their Lent appeal. This appeal raised in excess of £9m (before Gift Aid) and they are now able to scale up the provision of safe water for thousands more people currently in dire need.
Cottingham Singers present their Summer Jubilee Concert at Bricknell Avenue Methodist Church on Wed July 11th at 7.30 pm. Tickets £3.50 including refreshments.
Middlesbrough Diocesan Women’s Commission Sr Imelda Poole, IBVM, will speak on “Modern Day Slavery in Europe” on Sat, July 14th 11 am – 3 pm at St Bede’s Pastoral Centre, 21 Blossom Street, York (packed lunch or order sandwiches from 10.30/10.45 am). All are welcome; further details on the poster in the church porch.
Catholic Women’s League: would members please collect their newsletters from the box in the porch.
Parish Lunch this coming Wednesday, July 4th at midday in the Garden Room. All are welcome.
Finally, a ‘religious’ joke: A blond young lady is having a lesson in flying a two-seater aeroplane with just the pilot. He has a heart attack and dies. Terrified, she calls out a ‘May Day’. “Please help me” she cries. “My pilot has just had a heart attack and he’s dead
and I can’t fly a plane.” She hears a voice over the radio saying “This is Air Traffic Control and I hear you loud and clear. I will talk you through this and get you back on the ground. Just do what I say and everything will be fine. Take a deep breath. Now tell me what is your height and position?” She says “I’m 5’ 4” and I’m in the front seat.” (Pause) “OK” says the voice on the radio. “Repeat after me:
“Our Father who art in heaven………”
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