The Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
30 October 2016
He entered Jericho and was going through the town and suddenly a man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance; he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man. He kept trying to see which Jesus was, but he was too short and could not see him for the crowd; so he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to catch a glimpse of Jesus who was to pass that way. When Jesus reached the spot he looked up and spoke to him, 'Zacchaeus, come down. Hurry, because I am to stay at your house today.' And he hurried down and welcomed him joyfully. They all complained when they saw what was happening. 'He has gone to stay at a sinner's house,' they said. But Zacchaeus stood his ground and said to the Lord, 'Look, sir, I am going to give half my property to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody I will pay him back four times the amount.' And Jesus said to him, 'Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham; for the Son of man has come to seek out and save what was lost.'
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~ OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,
KING OF THE UNIVERSE ~
24 November 2019, Year C
This Week's Services
Key: Tenby (T), Saundersfoot (S)
Sunday 24 November: OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE; National Youth Sunday
9:30am (S) Mass
11:15am (T) Mass
Monday 25 November
10am (T) Mass
10:30-11:30am (T) Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Rosary, Adoration
Tuesday 26 November
10am (S) Mass
10:30-11:30am (S) Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Rosary, Adoration
7pm (T) Mass
Wednesday 27 November
10am (T) Mass
Thursday 28 November
Friday 29 November
10am (T) Mass
Saturday 30 November: St Andrew
No Morning Mass
10:30-11:15am (T) Confessions
5:30pm (T) Vigil Mass
Sunday 1 December: 1st Sunday of Advent
9:30am (S) Mass
11am (T) Mass
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Dates for your Diary
“The God who Speaks: A Year of the Word”
The Bishops of England and Wales have dedicated the year 2020 as “A Year of the Word”, and have chosen the theme “The God Who Speaks”.
Officially begins Sunday 1st December, the first Sunday of Advent, with Solemn Vespers, Adoration and Benediction at 5.30pm St Joseph`s Cathedral, Swansea. All welcome.
Please consider signing up for the Flower Rota and the Hall Cleaning Rota for just ONE WEEK during 2020. You can even choose which week you would like to help. Please see Ruth for more details.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2020
Parents and guardians of children who are eligible and wish
to receive the Sacraments of Holy Communion (Yr 2+) and Confirmation (Yr 6+) should speak to Fr Mansel after Mass to obtain the necessary application form.
Friday 29 November: Parish Film Night
“We Bought A Zoo”. Suggested
donation £5 to parish funds.
Saturday 30 Nov - Sunday 1 Dec: Advent Retreat
Retreat at the National Shrine in Cardigan on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2019. Given by internationally renowned retreat directors Fr Robert Gay OP (Prior) and Fr Richard Ounsworth OP, Dominicans of Oxford Priory. Booking is not essential, however please contact the Shrine Rector to allow them to prepare for approximate numbers (01239-612615). Details in the porch.
Friday 6 December: Parish Christmas Supper & Grand Prize Draw
7.00pm. Fish/Chicken and Chips £10 per person. Includes complimentary drink and dessert. Lists in porch next weekend for meal choice/prize donations. All proceeds to Parish Funds.
Friday 13 December: St Teilo's School Christmas Fayre
May 4-11: Medjugorje.
Oct 9-16: Fatima & Santiago Compostela.
Contact Sr Margaret Fitzgerald for details, 01792 473453.
Future of Menevia UPDATE 17 Nov
The meeting held with the clergy and Archbishop George Stack last week proved more constructive than the previous meeting. A vote was taken by the clergy of the diocese who were unanimous in declaring their preference to keep the Diocese of Menevia unchanged and to appoint a new bishop. Archbishop Stack will now send a report to the Papal Nuncio for England and Wales who will in turn report back to the
Congregation of Bishops in Rome. We await their decision on the future of Menevia.
September 2019: The Future of our Diocese
Archbishop George Stack, the Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Menevia recently held a meeting with the Clergy of Menevia to discuss the future of the diocese in light of the Instruction from Rome to the Apostolic Administrator “To carry out all the necessary steps with the clergy and people of God in the Diocese of Menevia, and in close contact with the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and its President, to verify the hypothesis of a union - now in Persona Episcopi - of the said Diocese with the Metropolitan
Archdiocese of Cardiff”. Further instructed: “To inform the Congregation of Bishops, by the end of this year, through the good offices of the Apostolic Nunciature, the preliminary results of this consultation”. Bearing in mind
the information /analysis / experience outlined above, the options seem to be:
A. The appointment of an Ordinary (Bishop) to the Diocese. In making such a proposal, the consultees would need to present a strategy as to how these issues are to be resolved.
B. The establishment of a joint Diocese of Cardiff and the current Diocese of Menevia, each maintaining its own identity under the authority of the Metropolitan. The consultees would need to analyse the various modes of
administration/relationships/organisation of such a model.
C. The absorption of parts of the current Diocese of Menevia with the Archdiocese of Cardiff and parts of the said Diocese with the current Diocese of Wrexham. In addition to the above, the consultees would need to reflect on the geographical and demographic boundaries of such a division and the implications thereof.
D. Any other permutation, structure or suggestions as to the best way of providing episcopal oversight and pastoral care for the People of God in this part of Wales.
There will be a meeting of this parish on Tuesday 15th October - see Dates for your Diary.