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Pope Saint Callixtus I or Callistus I was pope from about 217 to about 222, during the reigns of the Roman Emperors Elagabalus and Alexander Severus. He was martyred for his Christian faith and is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

Monday 14th OctoberSaint Callistus I, Pope and Martyr

We give back to you Father,those whom you first gave to us.You did not lose them in giving them to usand so we do not lose themin their return to you. Your Son has taught us that life is eternal and love cannot die, death is only a horizon the limits of our sight.Open our eyes and lift us up,so that we may see more clearly.Draw us closer to you so that we may knowthat we are nearer to our loved one who are with you. And while you prepare a place for us as you have promised, prepare us also for that happy place that where you are, we may be also with those we have loved, for ever. Amen.William Penn

TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBERSAINT TERESA OF JESUSSaint Teresa of vila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, was born in 1515. She entered the Carmelite Order, and made great progress in the way of perfection and enjoyed mystical revelations. She undertook the reform of the Order, against great opposition. She died in 1582. Forty years after her death, she was canonized, in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV, and in 1970 named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI.

Lord, grant that I may always allow myself to be guided by You, always follow Your plans,and perfectly accomplish Your Holy Will. Grant that in all things,great and small, today and all the days of my life,I may do whatever You require of me.Help me respond to the slightest prompting of Your Grace,so that I may be Your trustworthy instrument for Your honour. May Your Will be done in time and in eternity -- by me, in me, and through me. Amen.

Did you know that 15th October is Eid-al-Adha (Id al-Adha), the Muslim Festival of Sacrifice.The festival marks the end of the Hajj (the holy pilgrimage to Mecca).Tuesday 15th October

WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBERSAINT HEDWIG, SAINT MARGARET MARY ALACOQUESt Hedwig was born in Bavaria in 1174, she married and had 7 children. She was renowned for kindness to the sick and the poor, for whom she built hostels. On the death of her husband she retired to a monastery at Trebnitz where she died in 1243.Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque was born in 1647. She joined the sisters of the Visitation at Paray-le-Monial in 1671. She was granted revelations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She spread this devotion and died in 1690.

WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBERSAINT HEDWIG, SAINT MARGARET MARY ALACOQUEOur Father, who art in heaven,Hallowed be thy name.Thy kingdom come,Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread,And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us.And lead us not into temptation,But deliver us from evil.Amen

THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBERSAINT IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCHHail Mary, full of grace,The Lord is with thee.Blessed art thou amongst women,And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners,Now and at the hour of our death.Amen

The second bishop of Antioch, he was sentenced to death in 107 and deported to Rome, where he was thrown to wild beasts. He wrote seven letters to the Christian Churches, in which he expounded Christian doctrine and life.

Chaplaincy group meeting, 1.15pm in RE2, all are welcome!Luke the Evangelist was an Early Christian writer who the Church Fathers such as Jerome and Eusebius said was the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.The Roman Catholic Church venerates him as Saint Luke, patron saint of physicians, surgeons, students, butchers, and artists; his feast day is 18 October.


God our Father, It is your purpose to bring the whole creation into full unity in Christ.We commit ourselves to you, help us to live for others even as your love includes all;To seek out from others the truth they have grasped; to trust each other as fellow workers in the one community you have given us; to obey your call to make visiblethe unity of your Church. Come, Holy Spirit, help us. Amen.

Voluntary Mass 1.15pm in the Chapel, all are welcome!

Monday 21st OctoberThe morning offering.

O Jesus, through the most pure Heart of Mary, I offer you all the prayers, works, sufferings and joys of this day for all the intentions of Thy divine Heart in the Holy Mass.Amen.

Tuesday 22nd OctoberPrayer for Peace in SyriaGod of Compassion,Hear the cries of the people of Syria,Comfort those who suffer violence,Console those who mourn the dead.Give strength to Syrias neighbouring countries to welcome the refugees.Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,And protect those who are committed to peace.Amen

Wednesday 23rd October ~St John of CapestranoLord, Jesus Christ, I praise and thank youfor my parents, brothers and sisterswhom you have given me to cherish.Surround them with your tender lovingcare, teach them to love and serve oneanother in true affection, and to look toyou in all their needs. I place them all inyour care, knowing that your love forthem is greater than my own. Keep usclose to one another in this life andconduct us at the last to our trueheavenly home.Blessed be God forever. Amen.

Thursday 24th OctoberSaint Anthony Mary Claret, BishopOne night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord, "You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there have only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?"

The Lord replied, "The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you." Mary Stevenson

Chaplaincy group meeting, 1.15pm in RE2, all are welcome!

Friday 25th OctoberSaint Chad and CeddLoving Father,as we come to the end of another termwe turn to you in confidence and place any difficult relationships into the healing hands of Jesus, your Son.Enable us to leave behind any regrets or bitterness, and entrust the past to your mercy,the present to your love,and the future to your providence.Help us appreciate more the need to keep a good balance in our lives.May the holiday be for us a time of rest and recreation to help restore us and re-create us in your image and likeness, as we enjoy more of the love and presence of our families, on whom we ask your blessing. Amen.

Voluntary Mass 1.15pm in the Chapel, all are welcome!REMEMBER: Friday 1st NovemberRemember that next Friday is a Holy Day of Obligation for the Feast of All Saints.Make every effort to attend Mass on this day and bear witness to your faith.

ALL SAINTSOn the Feast of All Saints we think about the people who are in Heaven - people we know, who have died: grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, friends - and lots of people we don't know too. They are all saints. This word means "belonging to God". A long time ago, if you were a Christian, trying to be like Jesus Christ, you were called a saint.

The saints were all great people. They were great for God. We can be like them. We belong to God and want to be like Jesus - just like the saints. So the feast of All Saints, is about us, as well as the people in Heaven.

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