Breakfast on the Shore – Synod 2020
Pope Francis says in The Joy of the Gospel:
Everyone needs to be touched by the comfort and attraction of God’s saving love, which is mysteriously at work in each person above and beyond their faults and failings. 
Jesus met these ﬁshermen coming home from work and cooked their breakfast, and they recognised him — an ordinary everyday situation changed by an encounter with the Risen Lord. At the heart of our Synod is the truth that God speaks to us in the ordinary events and situations of our lives, if only we take the time to stop and listen. This ﬁrst Synod question invites us to recognise God’s presence in the day to day events of our lives.
Synod Question 1
Where in your everyday life do you experience love, truth, goodness, hope and joy?
We have come to the time when we, the Parish members, are invited to contribute to the Synod process. Over the next 6-8 weeks meetings will be arranged for us to come together to share our own experiences with reference to the Synod’s questions. In these meetings there will not be discussions or debate, but listening to each other without judgement. Please do try to attend these meetings as your contributions are very important to the Synod going forward.
The 1st two meetings are as follows
Tuesday 14th May at 7:00pm in the Seed Room (OLSS)
Monday 20th May at 7:00pm in the Canterbury Room (STOC)
Prayer: Light a candle and take a moment’s silence before praying:
Risen Jesus, just as you met the ﬁrst disciples beside the Sea of Galilee,
meet us on the shore of our lives.
Help us to see you in the encounters we have each day
and enable us to draw strength from your presence.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Don’t forget, Our Lady, Star of the Sea first family group social gathering is next Saturday 11th May at 3pm in the Seed Room. Board games and there will also be afternoon tea and coffee. Could you please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kellie on 07584239465 to let the leaders know if you are bringing any snacks. Looking forward to seeing you there!
SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND IN AID OF PRIESTS TRAINING FUND
THIS WEEK’S LAMP INTENTIONS
Lady or Sacred Heart Altar Lamps at Star will only be lit when intentions have been requested.
OLSS: Sanctuary: Peter Boyle
SToC: Sanctuary: The church in Africa (Pope Francis intention)
ALTAR WINE/BREADS: Parishioners are invited to make a donation of £10 for altar wine/breads in memory of a loved one. Please place your donation in an envelope with the intention and Church and place it on the collection plate or drop it off at the parish office.
OLSS: May: John & Norah Latham June: Kathleen Downing July: Mr & Mrs Colleran
SToC: May: June: Michael Simon
BAPTISM COURSE (UP TO YR 2)
If you want your Child Baptised you must fill in a baptismal request form (and leave your details for Parish Catechists to arrange a visit), be attending Mass regularly and attend a baptismal course. Dates only booked after course. Please make sure you have completed forms prior to the course.
The next course will take place at 7:00pm on Monday, 6th May at St Thomas of Canterbury Church
PARISH MASS ASSOCIATION
The cost for enrolment in the Mass Association and Card is £7.50. To enrol and purchase a card, please fill in a Mass Association slip and place in envelop with donation. Holy Mass and prayers will be offered for all people enrolled in the Mass Association once a month for 12 months.
There will also be special remembrances for the Mass Association at Christmas, Easter and on the Feast Days of St Thomas of Canterbury & Our Lady Star of the Sea.
Mary Boyle and family would like to thank Fr Dominic for the beautiful requiem mass for Peter and for all the kind words, masses and sympathy cards received. Mass will be offered for your intentions.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR:
Sick list: Sarah Carlin, Alison Payne, Christopher Murphy, Mary Gorton, Gladys Haslett, Christopher Browne, Joe Fitzpatrick, Nick Gilligan, Robert Guy, Paul Murphy, Louis Harvy, Madeleine Judge, Myra McLaughlin, Fr Bob Douglas, Agnes Brown, Alyce Matthews, Clifford Browne, Elaine Jackson, Sue Carlin, Eileen Albert, Raymond Hivey, Cornelius Power,
Tess Williams, John Smith
Lately Dead: James Brady
Anniversary: Arthur Hogg
FUNERAL FOR FR JOE CUNNINGHAM, THURSDAY, MAY 116TH AT 12:00 NOON AT
ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY CHURCH