If you have the opportunity this weekend may I suggest you try to find a few moments of quiet to read through this Sunday's Gospel reading, John 4:5-42. It is longer than most of the usual passages we have at Mass, but what a story! A woman goes about her daily routine; unexpectedly she meets Jesus, though she doesn't know who he is; she is baffled by what he tells her but is none-the-less intrigued by his offer of LIFE! Read on.
As you read, put yourself in the place of the Samaritan woman. What impact does this meeting have on you?
Godric Timney OSB
Ormskirk Catenians Annual Clergy Night
Ormskirk Catenians hosted their ever popular annual Clergy night at Hurlston Hall. Attracting 30 local Priests and 35 Ormskirk Circle members. Bishop John Rawsthorne was the Principal Guest speaker, John originally from Crosby studied at St Josephs Collage in Upholland and was ordained in June 1962. John was appointed the Bishop of Hallam( Sheffield) Diocese in 1977. on his 75th birthday in 2011 in accordance with canon law John offered his resignation as Bishop of Hallam to Pope Benedict XVl but was refused and remained in office until official retirement in 2014.
(picture from left to right: Ormskirk President Tony Charnock, Bishop John Rawsthorne, Ormskirk St Anne's Priest Father Godric, Ormskirk Vice President John Gannon)
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