Second Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday - Year C - 28th April 2019

The Living One - We worship Christ who was dead but now is alive for ever and ever.

He is present in our midst, bringing healing and peace.

Sat 27 April

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Special Intention - The Parish

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 28

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

10.45am

11.00 am

Mass - Special Intention - The O'Neill Family

Sunday School & Confirmation Group

Mass - Intention - Patrick O'Neill R.I.P.

Malayalam Mass - Second Sunday each month at 4.00pm

Mon 29

9.30am

5.00pm

Mass - Special Intention - The Everett Family St Catherine of Siena

Reception into Church of the mortal remains of Michael Lawler R.I.P.

Tues 30

10.00am

8.00pm

Funeral Mass - Intention - Michael Lawler R.I.P. St George

Ladies Circle - Meet at Crispin's Club

Weds 1 May

9.30am

Mass - Intention - The O'Leary Family St Joseph the Worker

Thurs 2 May

9.30am

Mass - Special Intention - Fr Anthony D' Souza R.I.P St Athanasius

Fri 3

9.30am

7.00pm

Mass - Intention - Hugh O'Neill R.I.P Ss Philip & James

Mass in the Malayalam Language - followed by Adoration

Sat 4

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Special Intention - Ss Crocifisso Di Ciminna

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 5

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

10.45am

11.00am

12.30pm

Mass - Intention - Kieran McGill

Sunday School & Confirmation Group after Mass

Mass - Special Intention - Sr. Teresa Ryan R.I.P.

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm - Second Sunday of each month

We welcome in Baptism Kyrah & Travis Murphy

Scripture Readings 28th April 2019, 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C
(Acts 5:12-16; Ps 117(118); Rev 1:9-19; John 20:19-31)
All the first readings of Eastertide are from the Acts of the Apostles describing the early years of the Church. The second readings are from the Book of Revelation, John's vision of the new life in heaven promised to all believers. The readings from John's Gospel describe Jesus' resurrection appearances and claims of his unity with the Father. Today the risen Jesus identifies himself as the one crucified, before this Gospel's first ending.

In Acts Peter and John were arrested, then released. Then the growing Christian community lived in peace. Peter only once acted as judge of Israel, killing Ananias and Sapphira for lying to the Holy Spirit. In today's reading the other disciples stand apart from the Apostles, apparently in awe after this display of Peter's power.
More verses from the psalm used for the Easter Masses, rejoicing at the coming of the king.

John is exiled to the island of Patmos, south-west of Ephesus, for spreading the gospel. In this first chapter of Revelation a figure appears to John in his vision, identifying himself both as the risen "Son of Man", which Jesus called himself while on earth, and as "the First and the Last" - ie God. John is commanded to write down what is now to be revealed to him.
Psalm Response:        Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.

Michael Lawler R.I.P.

Michael's mortal remains come into Church at

5.30pm - Mon 29 April. His Funeral Mass is at 10.00am Tuesday 30 April.

Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Sunday School and Confirmation Group

start again after Mass THIS WEEKEND

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, Winnie & 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

Please tell the clergy of anyone in care, hospitalor housebound who would like the sacraments - also of any names to be added or removed.

MEDITATE When appearing to his disciples, Jesus shows his wounds which become his identity. The scars of his passion are the testimony of the risen Lord's love for his disciples - producing the gifts of joy and faith in them who were ashamed and afraid of letting their master down.

PRAY - Risen Lord in whose body we see the marks of the passion, make us hide in your wounds and so find shelter and refuge, faith and healing from our own wounds and scars.

Gift Aid - Planned Giving

Taxpayers who gift aid their offering increase its value by 25% because we can reclaim the tax paid on that gift at no cost to them. Please think about doing this.

Many parishioners also use standing orders for their gift - details at the back of Church.

Collections 21ST April - Many thanks - Env £300

Loose 567.18 Cafod £11 Standing Orders £166.77

The Daughters of the Holy Spirit

invite women aged 22-45 considering religious life to find out more about us. You can call them on 01604 755296 or 755152 or speak to

Sister Pat, a parishioner of St. Patrick's

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 - a walk into Walsingham where pilgrims gather for a Blessing.

The coach will take anyone who cannot do the walk to the village - from where it departs for home. 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.

Cash For Trash -raising funds for Cafod.

A poster lists items that can be put in the

orange sack at the back of Church.

Help Cafod and help our Planet.

Pope's Prayer Intention - May

May the Church in Africa through the commitment of its members, be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

Following Jesus is not a 'salvation scheme' but

a vocation to share the fate of God for the

life of the world. Richardrd Rohr

Pope Francis: The resurrection is the most shocking event in human history

 

Before leading pilgrims in the traditional Easter prayer, the Regina Coeli, on 22nd April, Pope Francis said that the resurrection of Christ is the most shocking event in human history. "What was humanly unthinkable happened, Christ, my hope, is risen!' And in Him we too are resurrected, passing from death to life, from the slavery of sin to the freedom of love."

"The Easter Triduum, made us relive the mystery of the death and resurrection. Now with eyes of faith we contemplate him risen and alive, he walks beside us - manifests himself to those who invoke and love him. First in prayer, but also in simple joys lived with faith and gratitude."

The pope pointed to the important role women played in announcing Christ's resurrection, "Women are the first to meet the Risen One and announce he is alive. The Gospels highlight the role of women as the first witnesses of the resurrection."Pope Francis said the words Jesus addressed to the women must resound in our lives today, "Do not be afraid; go and announce ? We ask the Virgin Mary to allow us to receive full peace and serenity, gifts from the Risen One, to share with our brothers, especially those who need comfort and hope the most." "Let us allow ourselves to reach out from the consoling message of Easter and wrap ourselves in its glorious light, which dissipates the darkness of fear and sadness,"

The pope again expressed his spiritual closeness with the people of Sri Lanka, where more than 200 people were killed on Easter morning. Pope Francis condemned the acts of terrorism and said "I pray for the many victims and wounded. I ask everyone to offer this dear nation all the help that is necessary. I also hope that everyone condemns these acts of terrorism, inhuman acts, never justifiable,"

Based on a CNA article by Courtney Grogan

God exists as love. As long as we are here on the earth we encounter God's love as mercy. God of everlasting mercy,your mercy endures forever. Let our worship of that Divine Mercy in turn make us merciful. Amen

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