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Sunday 27th April 2008

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTERTIDE. + CYCLE A READING+ 27TH APRIL 2008. 150 ANNIVERSARY OF THE BVM IMMACULATE APPEARING IN LOURDES.

MESSAGE FROM THE PARISH PRIEST

My Dear People,

Our Lord promised us the ADVOCATE who would in addition to Himself "who will be with you forever - the Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive because it does not know God.

The older I get the more I see that the truth is the greatest victim of our age. Things that a good and wholesome and true are branded as false, untrue and ignoble .This is often done by the people we elect to govern us or who receive their wages from our taxes. They are Public Administrators. They would corrupt our kids wholesale if we did not watch the demons as they approach us with the glossy mags and Booklets and their false truths.

A Parish Newsletter is perhaps not the place to describe such things but children as young Primary age are considered to be an excellent audience for a Drama group paid for my our Education Dept of Manchester to perform in schools a playlet saying how being gay is good. Children have enough to worry about don't they? But it is the pure propaganda that is being paid for from our rates and taxes to undermine Christian Morality.

They invent a problem of Homophobia in our schools and then release all these funds to "combat" it when there is no problem. It is an old trick. I bet the schools which are mostly of the Islamic faith won't be attracted to such forms. It reminds me of the History of the last Century. Wherever the Red insurgents came they brought with them little banks of Party Cadres whose job it was to put on little shows for the local children playing out in drama form the "class struggle" or the "Peasants hiding the grain" and therefore being "the enemy of the people". The children had to agree with this or themselves be enemies. Yet it taught them go against their beloved parents. It happened in China, Greece, Vietnam, Russia and the satellite countries. It is exactly the same method but this is not put on my communists but by our City Council Children's Services. They sent it to me in the Post as Chairman of the Governing Body of St. Kentigerns and St. Edwards got the same. My dear people what a terrible lie they tell/ Live and let live I say but these are not happy with that.

We are living through an era where we will feel the cold wind of persecution as we become more and more "left footers" - in other words - out of step with the ruling and dominant ideas. It might reduce Christ's Body in the Western to a rump but it will win and our Lord's Truth will triumph and when the childless age we live in has run out of population and we are overtaken by new cultures and religions - then they might turn to the True Faith again.

Do you know - I want to write to the Director of Children's Services to object to such stuff being pushed around our schools but I feel that there is every likelihood that the Police will be sent around to interview me for holding "Views" that are now illegal. These of course are not "Views" but the morality of the Christian Religion. Is it illegal now to hold Christian moral teachings to be true and from God and guided by the Most Holy Spirit - the Advocate?

Our Lord will console us now "I will not leave you orphans, I shall come back to you" - Come Lord Jesus and send your Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth.

In two weeks time our children will be confirmed in the Holy Spirit. May he give them - the new generation the power to resist these evils.

God Bless you all,

Father Tom Connolly


THE AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED APPEAL (a few weeks ago). A reminder to three people who took publications with the promise to pay later and they have forgotten. If this is YOU please give the cash to me and I will pay it back the to ACN !!

ST KENTIGERNS SCHOOL EXCELLED AT SPORT LAST WEEK they beat every other Manchester school at the Sports Day in the City of Manchester Stadium and are the Champions ! (Well I knew that anyway) Well done to Mr Jackson are Head and Mr Nielson.

LORETO COLLEGE Curriculum Evening organised for students in September will be held of Thursday 8th may from 5.30 - 6.30pm

The evening is essentially an opportunity to once again visit departmental areas. Discuss Course choices. Meet staff and receive the latest information on college initiatives. Further Info from the Main Office at Loreto College on 226 5156

CATHOLIC CHILDREN'S RESCUE SOCIETY The annual Garden Party will be held at the HQ 390 Parrswood Rd on Saturday 21st June at 1pm . Please mak it in your calendar and do come and bring the family for it is a great day out and supports our Catholic Children who are in need. Some draw tickets are at the back of Church 5 a book.

APF (Mission Boxes). The amount for the Spring Collection was 809.23p. A big thank you to all the Red Box holders and the Collectors. Mrs C. Booth (Sec)

WORLD COMMINICATIONS SUNDAY IS NEXT Sunday 4th may. A collection will take place for the Office of Communication of our Church. The media is the message and the Church has got to be there giving it as it is.

AT THE SCHOENSTAAT SHRINE IN KEARLEY ON THE A666 on Sunday may 11th there will be a May Day at the Shrine Celebration at 1pm- 4.40 with Mass at about 3pm. Is the Shrine of our lady and the Centre of family life in our diocese. There will be prayers, workshops, children's and teen programme and Exposition of the Blessed Sacraments in the tiny chapel of the Shrine. The Theme is MARY, IMPLORE FOR US THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Forward notice that this year is the Year of St Paul. THE BISHOP STRONG INVITES US TO COME TO HOLY CROSS COLLEGE, BURY FOR A SERIES OF 4 LECTURES ON THE LIFE, THE JOURNEYS AND THE TEACHING OF THE GREAT APOSTLE. IT WILL BE ON A TUES BEGINNING 10TH JUNE. YOU MUST REGISTER AND THERE ARE REGISTRATION FORMS ATTATCHED TO THE POSTER IN THE PORCH. THE BISHOP REALLY DOES STRONGLY WANT US THERE.