Welcome to the Catholic Church in Biddulph, Goldenhill, Kidsgrove and Packmoor

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Church Road, Biddulph
Staffordshire, ST8 6JG
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Sunday 9:00am


High Street, Goldenhill
Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 5RD
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Sunday 11:00am


The Avenue, Kidsgrove
Staffordshire, ST7 1AE
Tel: 01782 782121



Mellor Street, Packmoor
Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 4SN
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Saturday 5:30pm


25th Sunday in Ordinary Time


September 22nd 2013

25th Sunday of the Year

Lord of the Oppressed

Jesus said to his disciples: “You cannot be the slave both of God and of money”. Thank God all of us are much better off today than we were in past generations, in spite of the recession, and even better off than we ever expected to be. This brings with it a sense of security and lessens people’s anxiety about the future. But it also can bring with it a sense of self-sufficiency in which we think that we are in need of no one, not even God. We become selfish, and the more we have the more we want. The challenge of the Gospel today is to be thankful for all we have and to learn to share it with those who are in need. When we become selfish with our money we also become selfish with our time and this has a serious effect on our marriage and family relationships and the quality of our lives together becomes less loving. We also refuse to give time to building up our parish community because we are too busy or too important.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.


Morning Prayer, when together

Father, guide us as you guide creation

according to your law of love.

May we love one another and come to perfection

in the eternal life prepared for us.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

Lord, may the gift of our love for one another

which we offer to show our belief in you be pleasing to you.

May our love grow in gentleness and tenderness

and bring us to our eternal reward with you.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, help us with your kindness. Make us strong in your love.

May we put into action all that we have promised

so that our lives may be filled with your peace.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.



Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What was one of the nicest things about your courtship days? How could you relive that together this week?


For others: What could you do this week to register protest against some injustice in the Church or in society?