Our Lord Jesus Christ - Universal King - 25th November 2018

Christ the King - His Sovereignty is Eternal - Jesus said 'Yes I am a King, I was born for this. I came into the world to bear witness to the truth and all those who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.'

Sat 24 Nov

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Intention - The McKeown Family -The Holy Souls

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 25

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

 

11.00am

Mass - Intention - Winifred O'Neill RI.P. - The Holy Souls

No Sunday School//Confirmation Group in this week

Mass Intention - Ulahannan Thoms R.I.P. - The Holy Souls

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm - Second Sunday of each month

Mon 26

9.30am

Mass -Special Intention - Joseph O'Leary - Holy Souls

Tues 27

8.00pm

Clergy Retreat - No Mass or service today

Ladies Circle - Church Room

Wed 28

7.00pm

Mass - Special Intention - The Parish

Thurs 29

9.30am

6 7 pm

Mass - Intention - Holy Souls - Angelo Noronha R.I.P.

Advent Service

Fri 30

9.30am

10.00am

7.00pm

Mass - Intention - Julia O'Leary R.I.P. - Holy Souls

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Sacrament of Reconciliation

Malayalam Mass followed by Adoration

Mothers Prayer Group in the Church Room - Third Friday of the month @ 1.45p.m.

Sat 1 Dec

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Special Intention - Sylvia Carter - Holy Souls

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 2

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

10.45am

11.00am

Mass - Intentions - William O'Neil R.I.P. - Holy Souls

Sunday School and Confirmation Group after Mass

Mass - Intentions - For priests and priestly vocations The Holy Souls

Second Sunday each month - Malayalam Mass at 4.00pm

Missio Red Box Appeal

Fr Vincent Oates MHM - THIS weekend

Fr Vincent will speak of the valuable missionary work supported through the Red Boxes Scheme.

Tea & coffee after Mass.

Royal Marsden Hospital & Breast Friends Charity- TODAY- Sun 25 Nov 11am-3pm

The Salon, 115 Adnitt Road

Northampton. NN1 4NQ

Our daughter Emma is holding this Charity Event - with a raffle, tombola and various other attractions plus tea and coffee.

Please come along if you can.

Thank you for all your prayers - they are certainly working!

Barbara & Peter Jordan

Church - Big Clean - After Morning Mass

Thursday 20 December

Please join us and join the regular rota if you can.

Regular cleaning can be done at any time to suit you - younger recruits most welcome.

Collections 17/18 November -Thank you.

Env £233.92 Loose £360.35 Cafod £23.50

Sick/Retired Clergy - £135.45

Standing orders £160.77

Advent Rosary

As we prepare for Christmas we will be praying the Rosary at 9.10am before morning Mass - Monday to Thursday

beginning on Monday 3rd December.

Please come and join us,

Advent

A penitential season of preparation not only for Christmas but also for the second coming of the Lord.

Services of adoration, prayer and scripture readings will be held on Thurs 29 Nov

Thurs 6th - 13th - 20th December

From 6pm until 7pm

The Free Books final total for Cafod amounted to £45.85 - thanks - Sister Pat

Advent Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

At the Convent 103 Harlestone Road

3.00pm - 3.45pm

On Sundays 2nd - 9th - 16th - 23rd December

A warm welcome to all

The Sisters

Our Faitrade Stall opens this weekend for the last time after 12 years of supporting our brothers and sisters in the world's poorer countries. Please support the stall by buying up its goods and its Christian Christmas Cards. Thanks for your support. Grateful thanks also to Sara Quartermaine and her team for all their hard work over these years.

Advent Penitential Service at the Cathedral

On Monday 18thDecember 2018 at 7.00pm.

Please Pray For The Sick

Sara Fox, Mary Ellis, Enzina D'Eramo, Kitty McKenna, Joan James, Geraldine House, Richard Foster, Margaret Dunne, Doreen & James Coutinho, Bernard Gavins, Ethan A Fernandes, Phil Jacobs Sinead McDonall, Glenda Smith, Maureen Bicknell, Dominico Piro, Bridie Weir, Sharon Botterill, Jean House, Anne Thompson, Margaret, Kevin & Mark McKeown, Winnie & John Kelly, Daniel Butcher, Bernadette Bollard, Margaret Dupry, Henry McAteer, Catherine Vince, Catherine Watts, Dominic Fernandes, Chris Brady, Babies Ricardo & Michael, Nora McLoughlin, Emma Bonfield, Annie Jacobs, Maurice Roll, Lisa La Porta, Jenina Skippen, Michael Folan, Andrea Hughes, Fr Peter Pham,Kath Craven, Jeremy Wilcox, Linda Lane, baby Ioannis Ferao, Margaret Giltrap

Joe Taitt, Sara Quartermaine

Please tell the clergy of anyone in care, hospital or housebound who would like the sacraments.

Priesthood Vocations Weekend

14th -16th December

Northampton Cathedral

Please contact Fr Mark Floody 01604 714556 or

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Sunday School and Confirmation Group

Next meeting Sunday 2 December after Mass

Diocesan Year of Prayer &Vocation November 2018

A month of prayer for all who have died, for those who have helped us live out our baptismal vocation.

May they rest in peace

Jesus Christ, when we celebrate the Eucharist,

we proclaim your death until you come again: bring all who have died in you to share your resurrection.

Lord Jesus Christ, give us the bread of eternal life.

Pope Francis' Mission Intention - In the service of peace - we pray that the language of love may always prevail over the language of conflict.

Lord in you mercy - Hear our prayers.

25th November 2018, Christ the King, Year B. Readings Daniel 7:13-14; Psalm 92:1-2.5; Rev1:5-8; John18:33 -37
The Book of Daniel was written about 165 BC. It looks forward with certainty to the day of the Lord at the end of history, when the kingdom of God will triumph. In this vision the worldly kingdoms opposed to God have been portrayed as various beasts. In contrast, the glorified people of God who will form his kingdom on earth, is represented in human form, as "one like a son of man".This became the most characteristic way in which Jesus referred to himself, as the one through whom the salvation of God's people is realised.
The psalm praises the eternal kingship of the Lord, who triumphs over rebellion and chaos.
The Revelation to John was probably written about 90 AD, during a time when Christians were being persecuted. Today we hear John's greeting to the seven churches of Asia, before he criticises them. His summary of the Christian faith includes a reference to Daniel's vision.
The Gospel of John was also probably written near the end of the 1st century. It is very different from the other 3 gospels, which are read over the 3 year cycle. In today's reading Jesus clearly tells Pilate the nature of his kingship, reflecting how much the understanding of Jesus had developed over the 60 years since his death.
Psalm Response:        The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed.



CHRIST THE KING

        The Church's liturgical year concludes with the feast of Christ the King. Pope Pius XI in 1925 instituted this feast.

         The reign of Christ is the peace of Christ. It is the peace the world can not give.

        Jesus Christ is the only Sovereign King and we are adopted children of God and citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven.

        This feast reminds us of the loyalty we owe to Christ our Spiritual King who rules by truth, love and justice.

        Christian commitment to Christ consists in serving others with sacrificial and forgiving love.

        Jesus should reigns as King in our lives to live peacefully and happily on earth and to inherit eternal life in heaven. May the peace of Christ reign in our heats. Amen

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