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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: holycrosscottingham.org.uk
Parish Priest: Father Pat Day BA BD
Masses: Vigil Mass: Sat 6.30 pm Sun: 10 am; Mon to Sat: 9 am, except Tues: 7 pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Saturday after the 9 am Mass until Benediction at 6 pm
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 15th 2012 Fifteenth Week of the Year First Communions
“Go – Be Church” Jesus calls the disciples by name, recognising their individuality and their gifts. Yet he sends them out in twos so they must work together. Sometimes we may feel we can do his work alone or that we have all the right answers. We should celebrate our gifts but also recognise the things that perhaps we cannot do, in the faith that others compliment our efforts. The disciples can only bring a staff, sandals and a single tunic. Early Christians travelled light, relying on the generosity of others and this has a lot to say to us today. It might seem harsh for Jesus to tell the disciples to shake the dust off their feet when they are rejected by people. We constantly fear rejection and when we experience it, it can leave us feeling exhausted and upset. Jesus’ message here may be to free ourselves and move on. Not to let that disappointment and upset control our lives because if we do, we lose our freedom, it holds us back and it starts to define us. “For the people of God who are sent to support us, for the people of God who are sent to disturb us, for the people of God who are sent to inspire us, for the people of God who are sent to trouble us, for the people of God who are sent to enthuse us, for the people of God who are sent to still us, thanks be to God.” (Peter Privett)
Welcome back to Father Pat
Mass Intentions for the coming week:
Sat 14th 6.30 pm David Hughes (1st A) Thurs 9 am Wright and Clarke Families
Sun 10 am Paola Delfino (A) Fri 9 am Margaret McLoughlin
Mon 9 am Andrea (RIP) and Jim Gardham OBE Sat 9 am The Parishioners
Tues 7 pm Teresa Bloomfield (RIP) 6.30 pm Jim Rea (4th Ann.)
Wed 9 am Holy Cross Parish – in thanksgiving Sun 10 am Peter Carney
Anniversaries: Sat: Hilda Parkhill; Sun: Paola Delfina; Mon: Francisca Bezemer-Vorst, Frank Penna, Edith Truelove, Maryu Kieran;
Tues: Terence McLoughlin, Henry Avery, Alfred Ramsden; Wed: Frank Hall, Joe Kieran, Noreen Clarkson; Thurs: Les Barber,
Frank King, John Wood (Senior), Ethel Cecilia Jackson, Jim Gardham OBE; Fri: Sharon Barwick; Sat: Mona Dyas, Eddie McManus;
Sun: Dorothy Honewell.
Next Sunday counters: Anne and Tony Tordoff; next Sunday tea/coffee: Chris and Sheila
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“The Role of Honour: Ellie Green, Oliver Penna and Joseph Cooper. We all wish you a super day today! And a big thank you to your parents and families who have unstintingly encouraged you this far. You have been a real blessing to all of us here at Holy Cross. And what can we say about Pat, Marion and Chris? Canonisation, that’s what they need! When we talk about people not being prepared to commit these days, these three ladies are a prime example of commitment. You have touched so many lives over the past quarter century and more, your reward will be great in heaven, and hopefully down here as well! Please feel free to join us in the Garden Room after today’s Mass for some refreshments with the youngsters.
“Poll world’s bishops on ordination criteria.” Faced with a pastoral challenge hardly imagined in Europe, Bishop Erwin Krautler of Xingu, Brazil’s largest diocese by land area, has called for a poll of all the world’s Catholic bishops on the question of who may be ordained. He said that the Second Vatican Council was ‘still not complete’ in its pastoral dimension. In his diocese in Brazil there were 30 priests for 900 parishes, with 600,000 people in an area four and a half times the size of Austria. “People ask whether the Church still exists in that situation, and I say, yes, because lay people take on responsibility, holding liturgies of the Word. But parishes could only come together for the Eucharist with the priest three or four times a year.” This raised the question, he said, of whether these people didn’t have the right to the celebration of the Mass every Sunday. “I say they have, and the Church in the spirit of the council must think of something. I suggest a survey of all the world’s bishops. Talk to the priests, the Religious, the laity. The a body would be formed, with and under the Pope, to deal with this pulse of the worldwide Church.”
CWL Cake Stall this weekend in aid of the parish St Vincent de Paul Conference. Thank you ever so much for all you do for others throughout the year, both locally and nationally. The recent Market Stall, in the pouring rain, raised £165 for their Charities!
Kerala Church adopts more ‘green’ measures: Extending its engagement with ‘green’ issues, the Catholic Church in southern Kerala state has approved an environmental policy that promotes ‘eco-spirituality, nature conservation and waste management’ among other measures. The Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council adopted the “Towards Green Meadows” document at its recent assembly, which was attended by 34 Kerala bishops. “Environmental conservation must be seen as part of belief in God… If we are able to see God in nature, it will change our attitude to nature completely. Our attitude will be respectful. It will not be exploitative,” the bishops said, calling also for confession of “sins against nature”. The Council has approved several concrete measures including promotion of solar energy, rain harvesting, avoiding use of personal transport, and planting of trees to counter widespread deforestation. The new policy also recommended curbing “polluting fireworks and extravagant illuminations” that mark many parish celebrations in Kerala.
“Back to Church Sunday”: We’re having a short half-day’s training at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Hessle on Wed 25th from 10.15 – 1 pm. Our Deanery has been invited to be the guinea pig for this. project. It would be nice to have a group from Holy Cross there.
Diary Date: The Assumption Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace at Osmotherley will take place on Sunday 19th. August with the Rosary at 2.30pm and Concelebrated Mass with the Bishop at 3pm. Lifts up to the Chapel are available and please bring suitable seating, and a packed lunch too!
Paul O’Brien: “The best birthday you surely agree, did not occur when you were wee. Each age is the best, the wise will attest, as the past is a fait accompli.” (Sandra Bridgeman’s brother to her on her recent birthday). We missed Paul’s Birthday a few weeks ago and I’ve just remembered!
Tongue Control: A woman (and it could as well have been a man) went to confession to St Philip Neri and said that she had been gossiping about others. For her penance he told her to go out and buy an unplucked chicken in the market. On her way back she was to pull the feathers out one by one and scatter them along the way. She should then return to him and he would tell her what to do next. Feeling not a little foolish, she did as he asked and came back to him with the now plucked bird. St Philip praised her for her obedience, but before she could bow out, happy that she had completed her strange penance, he said, “Now you must go back and pick up all the feathers.” “But Father” the woman exclaimed “you know that is impossible. The wind has blown them all away and I could never hope to capture them now.” “ You are right” the saint replied. “Neither can you recall the damaging words about your neighbours which by now have passed from mouth to mouth far beyond your reach. Be careful in future, and gossip no more.”
Parishioners spotted in the news: I’m sure I saw a photo of Marta Karpinski (altar server on Sundays) in The Mail Sports section last week. She plays for Hull Chevrons Netball Club. I also spotted Ailish Ward, fresh from her first Yorkshire Cap in cricket, starring for St Mary’s Rounders Team: “‘Outstanding performances to be commended came from Ailish Ward….” Well done, both of you!
‘iBad’: It is acceptable to play games on an iPad but not to use it to celebrate Mass, priests in New Zealand have been told. A number have been using the Roman Missal designed for tablet computers and iPhones instead of the physical book when saying Mass. Now, a letter to clergy from the New Zealand Bishops’ conference has put an end to the practice. “The Roman Missal is one of our sacred books. Its physical form is an indicator of its special role in our worship. iPads and other electronic devices have a variety of uses, for example playing games and checking email. This alone makes their use in liturgy inappropriate.” Fr John Murphy had tested a Roman Missal and liturgical resource for the iPad known as ‘Universalis’ for a Catholic website before the ban. He advised priests to “make sure the iPad has enough battery life to get you through Mass. Hint: turn the screen off during your sermon.”
“Sanctuary House” - 10, The Woodlands, Goddard Avenue: (You’ll recognise the address, where Fr Tony lived in his retirement in the house owned by our parish ). “On behalf of the City of Sanctuary working group, and also on behalf of the many destitute men who have “passed through” the house, I want to express our deep thanks to the Church of the Holy Cross, to you as leader, but also to those who manage its affairs, and to the whole congregation, for the generous loan of this house. Fr Storey’s memory is well preserved in this wonderful arrangement. Since we started, the following men have stayed there: (1) Abbas Armadhpoor [Iran] (since gained leave to remain and moved to rented house with family). (2) Paiman Hussain Andayesh [Iran] (one of the early residents, left in January 2011 to live with his partner). (3) Hamzeh [Iran] (also one of the first to live there, now settled in Hull with leave to remain). (4) Ahmed Ghitani [Iraq] (moved out a few months ago having gained leave to remain.) (5) Yosief Bereket [Afghanistan] (Left in September 2011 having gained leave to remain). (6) Pouya Mohammde [Syria] (has come back into the house, and just last week heard that he has been given leave to remain). (7) Hamid Reza Heydarian [Iran] (arrived in October 2010, and just three weeks ago gained leave to remain, still looking for accommodation). (8) Wahab Neshat [Afghanistan] (is the most recent arrival, and is now pursuing a “fresh claim” with new evidence, with the help of his very good solicitor in Leeds). All these men have been grateful for the sanctuary provided by the house – without it they would have been either “sofa surfing” (which can be very risky for the friends whose sofas they use) or sleeping rough, as some of them have done. So please pass on our sincere thanks, not least for the way you are supporting the running costs (repairs etc). With all good wishes, Peter Campion (Hon. Sec) Hull City of Sanctuary Working Group.”
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Please pray for those who are not well: Mary Davidson, Gwyneth Thomson, Rita Plaxton, Barbara’s friend Elena in Argentina, Ben Mellon (leukaemia), Pat Whincop, Pauline’s friend Joe Buckley, Chris and Pauline’s grand-daughter Amelia (8 months), Julie Rath, 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, Shirley and Tony Woods-McConville, Mrs Scrivener, Peter Fowlston and Jean Longhorn.
Apostleship of the Sea: Many thanks to Geoff Little for his work with the AoS and his talk about it last weekend. He wishes to thank all parishioners for their great generosity for the retiring collection, which realised (without any warning!) £532.50.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Study Day, Sat, Sept 29th; The Spa, Scarborough. Please refer to the notice in the church porch.
Finally, Teachers Beware – of children!
1. Teacher: “Johnnie, your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?” Johnnie: “No, sir, it’s the same dog.”
2. Teacher: “Millie, give me a sentence please starting with ’I’.” Millie: “I is…… “Teacher: “No, Millie. Always say ‘I am’.” Millie: “All right….. I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.”
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