Fifth Sunday of Easter - Year C - 19th May 2019

The New Creation- Christ puts new heart in us to spread his kingdom.

He gives us his new commandments of love and encourages us with his promise of the new Jerusalem.

Sat 18 May

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Special Intention - Our Parish

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 19

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

10.45am

11.00 am

Mass - Intention - Bridie & Joe Vesey R.I.P.

Sunday School & Confirmation Group

Mass - Special Intention - Margaret McKeown.

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm - Seconds Sunday of each month.

Mon 20

9.30am

Mass - Special Intention - Chris & Mick O'Leary -

Tues 21

9.30am

6.30pm

8.00pm

Mass - Special Intention - Joseph & Family

Reception into the Church of the mortal remains of Winnie Kelly

Ladies Circle - Coffee & Chat - Church Room

Weds 22

10.30am

Funeral Mass -Winifred Josephine Kelly R.I.P. Interment follows @ Kingsthorpe Cemetery

Thurs 23

9.30am

Mass - Intention - Bruce Davis R.I.P.

Fri 24

9.30am

7.00pm

Mass -Intention Joseph V.J R.I.P

- followed by Adoration and Sacrament of Reconciliation

Mass in the Malayalam Language - followed by Adoration

Mothers' Prayer Group - Church Room- 1.45pm - Third Friday each month

Sat 25

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Intention - Dolores Behan R.I.P.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 26

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

 

11.00am

12.00pm

Mass - Intention - Christine Kilker R.I.P.

No Sunday School or Confirmation Group after Mass

Mass -Intention - The Parish

We welcome in Baptism - Tommy - Julie - and James O'Grady

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm - Second Sunday of each month

Scripture Readings - 5th Sunday of Easter - Year C

Acts 14:21-27; Psalm144(145):8-13; Rev 21:1-5; John 13:32-35

Last week in Acts the first mission of Paul and Barnabas started. They preached in synagogues, with mixed receptions. Many Jews became Christians. But many did not, stirring up hatred and violence against the Apostles, leaving Paul for dead. Barnabas and Paul then preached to the Gentiles, showing how they could recognise God's activity in nature. Today we hear how this first mission ends, with religious leaders appointed in each church, and a report of "what God had done".

The Psalm praises the Lord's kindness and care for creation.

In Revelation the promise of salvation described last week is now accomplished. The new Jerusalem comes down adorned as a bride for her marriage with the Lamb, the union of the Messiah with the community of the elect. God dwells with men on earth, after the "former heaven and the former earth" are replaced by a "new heaven and a new earth". God's ancient covenant is fulfilled.

In the Gospel we hear the first of Jesus' farewell discourses at the Last Supper. Jesus is sad to leave his followers. After washing the disciples' feet, Jesus draws out the meaning of this action. He predicts his coming death and gives a new commandment: love one another. The true mark of discipleship is that we "have love for one another". Psalm Response: I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

Winifred Josephine Kelly R.I.P.

Winnie's mortal remains will come into Church

Tuesday 21 May at 6.30pm

Her Funeral Mass is on

Wednesday 22 May at 10.30am followed by interment at Kingsthorpe Cemetery

Please pray for Winnie and her family

May She Rest In Peace

Please Pray For The Sick

Sara Fox, Mary Ellis, Enzina D'Eramo, Kitty McKenna, Joan James, Jean House, Richard Foster, Margaret Dunne, Ethan A Fernandes, Phil Jacobs, Sinead McDonall, Glenda Smith, Maureen Bicknell, Dominico Piro, James Coutinho, Bridie Weir, Sharon Botterill, Jean House, Anne Thompson, Margaret,Kevin & Mark McKeown, John Kelly, Daniel Butcher, Henry McAteer, Catherine Vince, Catherine Watts, Dominic Fernandes, Chris Brady, Emma Bonfield, Babies Ricardo & Michael, Nora McLoughlin, Annie Jacobs, Jenina Skippen, Michael Folan, Andrea Hughes, Fr Peter Pham, Kath Craven, Jeremy Wilcox, Linda Lane, Joe Taitt, baby Ioannis Ferao, Magaret Giltrap, Nancy Hughes,Sara Quartermaine, Madeline Clark, Bess Priestnall

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE - WALSINGHAM - SAT 8 JUNE

A 33 seat coach from St Patricks is booked -

Adults £15 Children £10*.

*By law children have to occupy a seat

Mass at the Shrine is at 12 noon

Lunch (bring your own) in the grounds after Mass

3.00pm The Holy Mile walk to Walsingham

where we gather for a Blessing.

(The coach will take anyone who cannot manage the walk)

Past experience says that the pilgrimage is an enjoyable, joyful and prayerful experience.

Seats are available but please sign up as soon as possible. Departure times will be confirmed shortly.

Prayer Trust Table - has Children's prayer books,

1st Communion & Confirmation booklets, and a number of low cost booklets on prayer - and the sacraments - many ideal for children.

Gift Aid - Planned Giving - Taxpayers who gift aid their offering increase its value by 25% as we can reclaim the tax paid on that gift at no cost to them. Please think about it. Many parishioners also use standing orders for their gift. - details at the back of Church.

Collections 12 May 2019 - Many thanks - Env £184.65 Loose £242.92 Cafod £12.00 Standing Orders £166.77

Second Collection - Priests Training Fund £116.46

Alive in Christ - Reflection Day

22 June - Monastery of Christ our Saviour

Jack's Lane Turvey MK43 8DH

Mass - Stillness - Prayer - Talk by Bro John OSB

£15 with booking 01582 723312

10.15 Coffee - 3.45 close - Bring a packed lunch

 

The Karuri School Project, Kenya

"A Dream for Something Better" - Wangari Cecilia

After the devastating floods in April, the Sacred Heart School has started the process of rebuilding. We are currently gathering estimates for the materials and work needed to reconstruct the Dining Room and Kitchen, neither of which will survive another heavy rainfall. This work has only been possible thanks to a very generous anonymous donation, which will pay for all the necessary building materials. Thank you. If you can help with a donation towards labour costs, or indeed sponsorship of a Sacred Heart School pupil, please go to www.karurisch.org Think about this...if it wasn't for each one of you, where would our children be now? Thank you for giving them hope, home and a decent life. The journey here has been tough, and we've almost had to quit the race sometimes. We are very grateful that you have journeyed with us tirelessly for the last 9 years. The first 15 children that we took in 2011, 11 are going to join universities while 4 to join colleges. It's amazing. You have empowered these boys and girls to build their lives and communities. This year our Year 8 class performed excellently in the national primary exams. Simon and Mercy whom we picked up from the street of Mukuru slums in Nairobi were in the top 16 best pupils in Kenya. They appeared on the news on Kenyan TV. They are joining one of the best high schools in Kenya. Thank you, dear friends - you are behind this success. We are very proud of you. God bless you all. Wangari

Confused about life? - Pope Francis advises - 'Listen to the Good Shepherd' 

On Good Shepherd Sunday, Pope Francis advised listening to and speaking with Christ the Good Shepherd in prayer, so that we can be guided on the right paths of life. "Listening to and recognizing Jesus' voice implies intimacy with him, which is consolidated in prayer, in the meeting heart to heart with the divine Master and Shepherd of our souls."

"This intimacy with Jesus, this being open, talking with Jesus, strengthens in us the desire to follow him," the pope continued, "to come out of the labyrinth of wrong paths, to abandon selfish behaviors, to set out on the new paths of fraternity and the gift of ourselves, in imitation of Him."

Pope Francis reminded people that Jesus is the only Shepherd who speaks to us, knows us, gives us eternal life and keeps us.

"We are his flock and we must only strive to listen to his voice, while with love he scrutinizes the sincerity of our hearts," he said.

"And from this continuous intimacy with our Shepherd comes the joy of following him, allowing us to lead to the fullness of eternal life."Jesus the Good Shepherd welcomes and loves, not only one's strengths, but one's faults, he said.

"The Good Shepherd -- Jesus -- is attentive to each of us, seeks us and loves us, addressing his word to us, knowing our heart, our desires and our hopes, as well as our failures and disappointments."

He asked for the Blessed Virgin Mary's intercession, especially for priests and consecrated, who, he said, are called "to welcome Christ's invitation to be his most direct collaborators in the proclamation of the Gospel."

The pope also recalled all the mothers who "look at us from heaven and continue to watch over us with prayer." Recalling the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima, "our heavenly mother," he said "we entrust ourselves to her to continue our journey with joy and generosity." (Based on a Catholic News Agency Report by Hannah Brockhaus)

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