Third Sunday of Easter - Year C - 5th May 2019

It is the Lord - We proclaim that Christ is the Lord, the lamb that was sacrificed -

worthy to be given power, riches, honour, wisdom, strength, glory and blessing.

The apostles accepted every kind of humiliation rather than to give up proclaiming his name.

Sat 4 May



Vigil Mass - Special Intention - Ss Crocifisso Di Ciminna

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 5


Nazareth Hse



11.00 am


Mass - Special Intention - Kieran McGill

Sunday School & Confirmation Group

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

We welcome in Baptism Kyrah & Travis Murphy - Please pray for them

Malayalam Mass - Second Sunday each month at 4.00pm

Mon 6


Mass - Special Intention - Sean McMeel R.I.P.

Tues 7


Mass - Intention - The Parish

Ladies Circle - Visiting Delapre Abbey

Weds 8


Mass - Intention - Michael Lawler R.I.P.

Thurs 9


Mass - Special Intention - The McKewon Family

Fri 10



Mass - Intention - Private Intention

Mass in the Malayalam Language - followed by Adoration

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

Sat 11



Vigil Mass - Special Intention - Bishop Peter

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 12

Vocations Sunday

Nazareth Hse





Mass - Intention - Gerard Shevlin R.I.P. & John Deane R.I.P.

Sunday School & Confirmation Group after Mass

Mass - Special Intention - The Jacobs Family

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm - Second Sunday of each month

Scripture Readings - 3rd Sunday of Easter - Year C
(Acts 5:27-32, 40-41; Psalm 29(30); Rev 5:11-14; John 21:1-19)

After the healings we heard in last week's reading from the Book of Acts, the Apostles were again arrested, but miraculously freed. They immediately continued teaching in the Temple, and were again brought before the Sanhedrin, where they defended themselves strongly. Omitted from today's reading is Gamaliel's urging that they be released because if their activity "comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them".

The psalm thanks God for rescue from a sudden illness.

In the Book of Revelation John sees God seated on a throne, with praises rippling out through widening circles of heavenly creatures. The one on the throne holds a scroll written on both sides and sealed with seven seals. An angel proclaims "Who is worthy to open the scroll?" But everyone is in despair because there seems to be no one worthy to break the seals and open the scroll. But then someone says "The lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David has triumphed". Instead of a lion, a slain lamb steps forward to receive the scroll.
After the reading last week of the first ending to John's Gospel, we hear today most of the second ending. With his three repeated questions, Jesus forgives Peter's three denials, and insists that the essential pre-condition for authority is love.

Psalm Response: I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.

Prayer Trust Table - Now Available

Children's prayer books, First Holy Communion and Confirmation booklets.

Next Sunday is

Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood.

There is second collection for the Priests' Training Fund.

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, hospital or houseboundwho would like the sacraments -

also advise names to be added or removed.

MEDITATE When Jesus said "it is finished" the disciples are disappointed and go back to their old lives. When Jesus meets the again, He doesn't reproach, but takes them back to the start of their time together and rekindles in them the flame of faith born out of their first encounter.

PRAY - Lord, you never abandon us when falter in faith. Give us the grace and the faith to see that you come to us when we have given up hope.

Rekindle in us the flame of faith.

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 28 April - Many thanks - Env £260.00

Loose £213.79 Cafod £51.50 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


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 into Walsingham

where pilgrims gather for a Blessing.

(The coach will take anyone who cannot do 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.

Cash For Trash -raising funds for Cafod.

items can be put in the sack at the back of Church.

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.

The person who reaches out for what lies ahead of them is always becoming younger than themself. St Basil

Jesus said to Peter, "Feed my lambs." Where is the food? And what is this food? It is indeed Jesus himself.

Pope Francis - 'To stop evil, give more love than required'

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To stop the spread of evil, Catholics must go beyond loving and forgiving others - even when it is undeserved, Pope Francis urged. "Some must love beyond what is necessary, to start a story of grace again," he said, warning that "evil is familiar with its revenge, and if it is not interrupted it risks suffocating the whole world." Easter is a good time to think about the beauty of forgiveness and to pray for the grace to forgive others, explaining that Jesus replaced the "law of retaliation" with the "law of love: what God has done for me, I give it back to you!"

In reflecting on the Our Father' words , "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.", Pope Francis went on, In forgiveness we find "the bond between love for God and love of neighbour, "Love calls love, forgiveness calls forgiveness."

"Every Christian knows that forgiveness of sins exists for them. This we all know, that Jesus forgives everyone and forgives always. Nothing in the Gospels suggests that God does not forgive the sins of those who are well disposed and who ask to be re-embraced," he said.

"But," he continued, "the abundant grace of God is always challenging. Those who have received so much must learn to give so much." He said God gives every Christian the grace to do good in the lives of their brothers and sisters, even those who have done something wrong, and with "a word, a hug, a smile, we can convey to others what most precious thing we have received."

"And what precious thing have we received? Forgiveness."

The pope said, he has heard people say they will "never forgive" someone for what they did to them.

But God has told his people if they do not forgive others, they will not be forgiven, Francis stressed, "You close the door."Pope Francis said. "If you do not forgive, God will not forgive you. If you cannot forgive, ask the Lord to give you strength to do it." Based on a CNA article by Hannah Brockhaus


Job Vacancy - Parish Administrator - Northampton Cathedral  - Part time 25 hours per week

We are currently recruiting for a Parish Administrator for the Cathedral parish. The closing date for applications will be Tuesday 14th May 2019 and interviews will take place on Tuesday 21st May. For further details and an application form, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 01604 714840.