Welcome back after our Summer break! Please note the next meeting of the Parochial Church Council will be on Monday 19th September at 7.00pm. The coffee morning will take place in church from 10.00am this Tuesday - a time to catch up with friends for a chat. Alternatively if you just wish to sit in quiet reflection you can continue through to the main body of the church. Over the next few months there will be events marking the build-up to Christmas - watch this space for details.
First Reading: Exodus 32:7-11. 13-14
A reading from the book of Exodus.
The Lord spoke to Moses, “Go down now, because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have apostasised. They have been quick to leave the way I marked out for them....
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to Timothy.
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, and who judged me faithful enough to call me into his service....
Gospel: Luke 15:1-32
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
The tax collectors and the sinners were all seeking the company of Jesus to hear what he had to say, and the Pharisees and the scribes complained. “This man”, they said, “welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he spoke this parable to them:
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 50
Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness. In your compassion blot out my offence. O wash me more and more from my guilt and cleanse me from my sin. Response: I will leave this place and go to my father.
A pure heart create for me, O God, put a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, nor deprive me of your holy spirit. Response: I will leave this place and go to my father.
O Lord, open my lips and my mouth shall declare your praise. My sacrifice is a contrite spirit; a humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn.
Response: I will leave this place and go to my father