SUPPER AT EMMAUS by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1601) .by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
SUPPER AT EMMAUS by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1601) .by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
SUPPER AT EMMAUS by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1601) .by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
SUPPER AT EMMAUS by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1601) .by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

SUPPER AT EMMAUS by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1601) .by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

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SUPPER AT EMMAUS by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1601) This painting shows a moment in the story in St Luke's Gospel (24:13-35). Following the Crucifixion, two of Christs apostles

were travelling downhearted from Jerusalem where they had pilgrimaged for the Passover, to Emmaus (possibly their hometown).

They encountered a stranger en route, who they invited for supper. When the stranger blessed and broke the bread, their eyes

were opened and they recognised Him as their risen Lord, after which he vanished out of their sight. Were not our hearts

burning within us while He talked with us on the road, they pondered. Caravaggio chose to represent the split second when

the two apostles realise that they are witnessing a miracle of unimaginable power. He freezes that moment, enabling us to consider

the miracle and experience it for ourselves. Caravaggio uses both symbolism and artistic technique to capture and convey the

powerful dynamics and deeper meaning of the event.

WEEK COMMENCING 24 SEPTEMBER 2017

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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Divine Office: Week 1

Harvest Thanksgiving

Composition: Christ is placed in the centre of the image and the figures around Him are focussed on Him. Christs face glows, and the shadow behind His head creates a halo, emphasising His holiness.

Beardless Christ: Caravaggio portrays Christ as eternally youthful, an expression of His divinity: He is not dependent on time but stands outside of time.

The 2 Apostles (either side) are in rustic dress indicating their status, (the Apostles were poor). On the right the figure wears a shell, implying he is a fisherman. The scallop shell is symbol of pilgrimage and of Baptism, when we begin our pilgrimage towards heaven.

Foreshortening of extended arms and hands draw the viewer into the image, and thrust the events of the image out of the canvas towards the spectator. Chiaroscuro & Tenebrism: use of highly contrasting light and shade emphasises this effect and adds drama. The elbow thrusts out of the canvas, an effect emphasised by the white fabric under the tear. Perspective: In contrast to the inverse perspective of Icons which draws the spectator into the heavenly image, heaven tumbles out of the image into our own time and space.

Fruit: The apple is a well-known symbol of Adam and the pear of Eve. The apple is rotting, symbolising the Temptation and the Fall, and figs are associated with Adam and Eves shame. Pomegranates feature heavily in Judaism. Burst open, as in this image, they are a symbol of the fullness of Jesus suffering and resurrection. Grapes represent Christs blood and of His sacrifice which we receive in the Eucharist. The basket of fruit is balanced precariously on the edge of the table, about to topple out of the image.

The Innkeeper expresses no reaction, nor recognition of his guest and he does not understand the significance of the event. He represents those who do not (yet) know Christ.

Bread, water &

wine connect this

1st Eucharist after

the Resurrection

to the Eucharist

of the Last Supper

Christ wears

red, always a

symbol in art

of the blood

He shed; His

Sacrifice and

His love for us

Homely table setting and very ordinary attire tells us that this is the moment when the divine enters the everyday world. Toppling into our world, the fruit reminds us both of our own fallen nature and our source of salvation. The empty space at table is for us, the viewer. Christs hand blesses the gifts and extends towards us, offering the gift of His Sacrifice and Salvation is for all who recognise it.

Expressions: Either side the figures show utter amazement as they recognise their risen Lord: the figure on the left grabs his chair; the figure to the right throws open his arms, a gesture resembling the crucifixion, indicating recognition.

MASS TIMES FOR WEEK COMMENCING 24 SEPTEMBER 2017: 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Saturday 23 6.30pm St Edwards Vigil

Sunday 24 9.30am

10am

11.30am

5pm

St Peters (Polish)

St Josephs Harvest Thanksgiving

St Peters

St Peters

See printed copy for Mass intentions

Monday 25 6.30pm St Edwards

Tuesday 26 9.30am

6.30pm

St Josephs Ss Cosmos & Damian

St Peters

Wednesday 27 9.30am St Peter's St Vincent de Paul

Thursday 28 9.30am

6.30pm

St Josephs St Wenceslaus/Ss Lawrence

St Edwards Ruiz & Companions

Friday 29 9.30am St Peters SS MICHAEL, GABRIEL & RAPHAEL, ARCHANGELS

Saturday 30 9.30am St Peters

SYRO-MALABAR MASS: normally 4th Sunday of the month at 4pm at St Edwards Church.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Saturdays St Edwards 5.45 - 6.15pm

Sundays St Josephs 9.15 - 9.45am

Saturdays St Peters 10 - 10.30am

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Tuesday St Josephs 8.30 9.30am

Thursday St Edwards 5.30 6.30pm

Saturday St Peters 10 - 10.30am

MORNING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH (Divine Office) 15 minutes before morning Mass: St Peters - Saturdays; St Josephs - daily

REGULAR PARISH GROUPS (more info from parish office)

FATIMA ROSARY St Peters: 9am Fridays; St Josephs: Thursdays after Mass

STATIONS OF THE CROSS Fridays after Mass (St Peters)

SACRED HEART Devotion Fridays after Mass (St Peters)

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP devotion 3rd Wednesday monthly

(St Peters after Mass)

MOTHERS PRAYERS Mondays 7.15pm (St Peters Parish Centre upper room)

DIVINE MERCY Devotion Fridays at 2.45pm (St Peters)

LEGION OF MARY Saturdays 10.30am (St Peters Parish Centre)

LIFE ASCENDING prayer group: 2nd Thursday monthly 10am (St

Josephs bungalow)

EMMAUS Scripture sharing, Thursdays 2pm fortnightly (St Edwards)

SVP (St Vincent De Paul Society) 7.30pm first Monday of month (St Peters

Parish Centre)

UCM (Union of Catholic Mothers) 1.30pm (winter), 7pm (summer) third

Tuesday monthly (St Peters Parish Centre)

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP Term time weekly Mondays 9.30am (St

Josephs Bungalow).

YOUTH CLUB 6.30-8pm Fridays at St Augustines School during term time

CRAFT GROUPS: St Peter's - last Tuesday of month; St Joseph's

normally 2-4pm fortnightly (bungalow).

BARROWCLIFF CHURCHES TOGETHER 12pm to 1pm every last

Tuesday of the month at Wreyfield Methodist Church

OUR LADYS PRAYER GROUP 1st Thursday of the month 2pm to 4pm

(St Josephs Presbytery).

MASS ATTENDANCE St Edwards Vigil: St Josephs 10am: St Peters 11.30am: St Peters 5pm: Total (inc. children):

OFFERTORY COLLECTION

Loose plate: 677

Non Gift Aid envelopes: 40

Gift Aid envelopes total 478

Standing orders (weekly av.): 524

Total: 1,719

NOTICES FOR VISITORS TOILETS St Peters: in the Parish Centre (across the car park); St Josephs & St Edwards in the church building. ST PETERS CHURCH IS OPEN at certain times during the week. Call in and say a prayer. CCTV is in operation. Do sign our VISITORS BOOK

300 CLUB WINNERS See printed copy

RECENT DEAD

See printed copy

MASSES RECEIVED: See printed

copy

ANNIVERSARIES: See printed copy

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy Proverbs 31:8f

BAPTISM PREPARATION next course: 7-8pm Thursday 5 October

for 4 weeks. Contact Fr Gubbins if you would like your child baptised.

RCIA/INSTRUCTION FOR CONVERTS begins 6-8pm on Tuesday

26 September at St Josephs Presbytery. If you are interested in

becoming Catholic, come along or speak to Fr Albert.

ICONOGRAPHY GROUP will resume Thursday afternoons in October.

As individual boards need to be prepared in advance, please add your name to

the list to participate, so we know how many to prepare. This has a bearing on

the start date (to be announced soon). It may be possible to run sessions on

an alternate date/time next year. If interested, contact the parish office.

DIOCESAN HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY STUDY DAY: 10.30am-

3.30pm Thursday 5 October at St Aelreds Community Centre, 216 Fifth

Avenue, Tang Hall, York YO31 0PN. For all parishioners involved in visiting

work in the Hospitals. Contact Fr Albert ASAP if you would like to attend.

PEARL OF AFRICA CHOIR raising funds for their 7 schools and

orphanages in Uganda, will perform at 7pm on Friday 13 October at Queen

St Methodist Church. Admission free. Donations welcome. Traditional crafts

on sale. Please support this Christian choir on their annual visit.

READING VOLUNTEERS WANTED Do you have an hour or so to spare

each week during term time? St George's RC Primary School are looking for

volunteers to hear children read. No experience necessary. Please contact

school on 01723 583535 if you are able to help.

HOME MISSION SUNDAY collection last Sunday raised 304. Thank you.

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS in the weekly parish newsletter. 10 for

1 week, 20 for 3 weeks. 35 words max. Contact Parish Office for more info.

Proceeds to Renovation Fund for St Peters Sanctuary.

ST GEORGES RAFFLE WINNERS drawn Saturday 16 September a