Today we are celebrating Pentecost Sunday, when the Holy Spirit came upon the Disciples and the Church was founded. Come O Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth.

18 May

Saturday

6.00pm

6.45pm

Mass - Pentecost Sunday year B

Confessions

Eileen Flannagan and Our Parish

19 May

Sunday

9.30am

Mass - Pentecost Sunday Year B

Edward Zziwa RIP and Our Parish

20 May

Monday

9.30am

Mass- Mary, Mother of the Church

Diya

21 May

Tuesday

9.30am

Mass - Feria

Don

22 May

Wednesday

9.30am

Mass - Feria

Chris & Mick O'Leary and Bruce Davies

23 May

Thursday

9.30am

Mass - Jesus the Eternal Priest

Diya

24 May

Friday

9.30am

10-10.30am

Mass -Feria

Adoration & Confessions

Don

25 May

Saturday

6.00pm

6.45pm

Mass- The Most Holy Trinity

Confessions

Vanda Balzala & Family & Parish

26 May

Sunday

9.30am

Mass - The Most Holy Trinity

Ebele, Arinze and Cynthia Onugha

Children's Liturgy Every Sunday at 9.30 Mass in the Church Room.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation classes after the 9.30 am Mass

Please keep praying for our young parishioners as they prepare to receive two important Sacraments.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham

on 8th June 2024

Mid-day Mass - Chief Celebrant Bishop David.

3.00pm Procession along the Pilgrim Route to the Priory Ground.

Contact Deacon Michael Fleming (St Gregory's) for more details: 01604 713015.

Thank you for thinking of our neighbours in need by donating to our Food Bank.

LADIES CIRCLE

We have had a lovely Ladies Circle in the Parish for decades! They meet in term time at 2.30 pm on a Tuesday mostly in the Parish Room. Everyone is welcome. Recent activities include a visit to 78 Derngate, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, coffee and chat and bingo. They are currently planning their summer trip.

Next meeting Tuesday 21st at the church at

2.30 pm.

On the day of Pentecost

    The Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary as tongues of fire.

    The apostles were transformed into courageous preachers and evangelists and were blessed with the gift by the Holy Spirit.

    The listeners experienced a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit and they heard Peter speaking in their native languages.

    The Church was founded on this day and the early Christians became powerful witnesses of their Faith in Jesus.

Dates for your diary:

First Holy Communion: 9.30 am on 2nd June at St Patrick's Church, Duston

Confirmation Rehearsal: 7pm on Friday 14th June at the Cathedral followed by a small reception.

Confirmation Mass: 7pm on Thursday 20th June at the Cathedral.

We are very fortunate to have Rosemarie, Barbara, Arianna, Preethy, Cynthia and Deacon Michael to welcome our children at Sunday Mass, teach them and make it so much more enjoyable. If you find yourself at other Masses, there are some children's books you can borrow to entertain the little ones. They are on the bookcase close to the Sacristy. Please return them after Mass.

Jesus prayed for unity for his Disciples. Many of us are estranged from loved ones so we need to pray too.

Lord, grant our family the peace that surpasses all understanding. Help us to resolve conflicts

with love and respect, and may our homes be a place of harmony and serenity. Amen

Have you knitting skills? Have you wool that you don't need?

We are thinking about having a group to knit hats and fingerless gloves. Patterns are available. A knitted hat or mittens can not only help to protect them from the cold, but for the 1.5 million people who work at sea, transporting 90% of our goods, it can also remind them that someone cares about them. Please email if you're interested or speak to someone.

Pope Francis

"The Holy Spirit wants to stay with us; He is not a passing guest who comes to pay us a courtesy visit. He is a companion for life, a stable presence. He is Spirit and desires to dwell in our spirits. He is patient and stays with us even when we fall. He remains because He truly loves us; He does not pretend to love us, and then leaves us alone when things get difficult. No. He is loyal, He is transparent, He is authentic."

Women's Chilled Bible Group

We made an encouraging start this week after Mass. Next meeting - Tuesday 21st at 10.15 in the Parish Room. No meeting at half term (28th) All welcome to join us to deepen your faith and make friends. Everything provided including cake!

Offertory?.. Would you be able to help? RCDN St Patricks Parish Duston. Sort Code 60-06-11.

Account No. 59820640. Parish Standing Order forms are available in the Church Porch. Thank you

Our collections: Thank you for your generous contributions

05/05/ 2024 - Loose - 168.10. Envelopes 110.00. 15/05/ 2024 - Loose - 214.17. Envelopes 166.50.

Second Collections: Media communication - 57.50. Healing Garden -127.55.

Standing orders per week 292.00

Pentecost Sunday - Year B.

1st Reading Acts 2: 1-11; Psalm 103: 1,24,29-31, 34; 2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13; Gospel John 20: 19-23

The Easter season ends with the feast of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles

This event marks the beginning of the Church.

First Reading: The reading describes the events at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit descends upon the Apostles gathered in prayer in the Upper room in Jerusalem. As promised by Jesus to send to his Disciples, the Holy Spirit came upon them as a helper and an advocate and empowered them to witness about Christ throughout the world.

Second Reading: St. Paul explains how the sharing of the various spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit enriches the Church. The Holy Spirit gives varieties of gifts to the Church and to the Christians for the common good. 

Gospel Reading: Jesus appears to his Disciples on Easter Sunday, and gives them the gift of the Holy Spirit. He breathes the Holy Spirit upon them and sends them to continue his work. "As the Father has sent me, so I send you."

Responsorial Psalm: Send forth your Spirit, O Lord and renew the face of the earth