Sat 15th September Syston 6.30 Mass (Codling family RIP) Our Lady of Sorrows
Sun 16th September Sileby 9.00 Mass (Mr & Mrs Joseph McKee) 24th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
Syston 11.00 Mass (John Monteiro RIP)
Mon 17th September Syston 7.00 Padre Pio Prayer Group St Robert Ballarmine
Syston 7.30 Mass (Sick and Housebound)
Tues 18th September Syston 9.30 Private Intention Feria
Wed 19th September Barrow 7.30 Service of Word and Sacrament St Theodore of Canterbury
Thur 20th September Syston 9.30 Mass (Staff of English Martyrs) St Andrew Kim Tae-gon et al.
Fri 21st September Sileby 9.30 Mass (Sick & housebound) St Matthew
Sat 22nd September Syston 6.30 Mass (People of the Parish) Feria
Sun 23rd September Sileby 9.00 Mass (Priests of the Deanery) 25th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
Syston 11.00 Mass (Wendy - Thanksgiving)
Welcome: We welcome Fr Denis again today as he celebrates Mass with us and thank him for the many times he has ministered to us on a Sunday over the past five months. Next Sunday we shall welcome Fr John St. John as Parochial Administrator and pray that his time with us will be fruitful and rewarding. Fr John has written a short piece to introduce himself and this can be read below.
Message from Fr John St John: My name is Fr John St John. I have been a priest for just over six years. I left school at the age of sixteen to work in the building trade as a bricklayer, a trade I practised for over twenty years. I thought about training for the priesthood since my early twenties but the life seemed so far removed from the life I lived that I kept putting off reasons to attempt the training. In the meantime I carried on working and I did extra studies in evening school after work to obtain A levels. When I reached my late thirties, the thought of the priesthood would not go away so I decided to go forward to try my vocation. I was accepted to train for the Diocese and initially spent my first year of training in Valladolid in Spain to study spirituality. From there I was sent to Rome to study at the Pontifical Beda College where I spent three productive years and obtained my degree in theology here. After being ordained a Deacon I asked Bishop Malcolm if I could work in a parish in England to gain pastoral experience and I was sent to Oscott College in Birmingham to finish my final year. I was ordained in 2012 to the priesthood. I am looking forward to working with you all in the parishes here at Sileby and Syston. God bless to all of you …Fr John
Christmas Fayre & Raffle:Although it may seem early, the time has come to start planning this year’s Christmas Fayre which will be held on Saturday 17thNovember. Arrangements for the Raffle are already underway, but could we ask that all the usual stall-holders – and anyone else who is willing to help – attend a short meeting after Mass on Sunday 23rdSeptember so we can begin the planning process.
Sick list: Please remember in your prayers the following members of our parish: Assunta Furno, Bernard Moyers, Maurice Nixon, Irene Pallot, Mary Powell, Eva Shirreffs, Stefania Stasior, Terry Cantle, Ida De Melo and Angela Doyle.
Finances:Collection last Sunday £113.20. Many thanks. (Cheques made payable to St. Gregory’s RC Church)
Second Collection:As announced last Sunday, there will be a second collection taken todayfor the Home Missions.
Thank you card:Please make sure that after Mass today you have signed the card expressing our gratitude to Fr Peter Vellacott for his extraordinary efforts over the past five months in ensuring that we have had Mass celebrated twice each week. Fr Peter said Mass each Friday here in Sileby (and therefore was unable to do so in his own parish) and ensured that each Sunday we had a visiting priest to celebrate Mass with us.
SPUC Letter Appeal: Have you written your letter to Nicky Morgan MP? It is not too late. For advice and suggestions, please take one of the SPUC documents at the back of church or speak to Wilf Doyle or Shirley Ratcliffe.
MacMillan Coffee Morning: On Saturday 29thSeptember a coffee morning will be held in the Social Centre from 10.00am until 12.30pm. There will be a Raffle, “Stick the cherry on top of the cake” and “Guess the weight of the cake”. With the help of the ladies and gentlemen of St Gregory’s and Sileby, there will be lots of lovely cakes to eat with your coffee, and to take home too. We look forward to seeing you all.
Syston BBQ: Today at 12.30pm; adults £5, children £3. Choice of burger, sausage, salads etc., puddings, veggie option.
Reader: Rosemary McKee
Offertory: Pat Gibson & Muriel Barfield
Children’s Liturgy: Lorraine & Rebecca
Tea & Coffee: Steven & Roberta
Cleaners: Toni & John
Reader: John Dudley
Offertory: The Giacchino Family
Children’s Liturgy: Lisa & Jo
Tea & Coffee: Jon & Lorraine
Cleaners: Bron & Veronica