Pentecost - Year C - 9th June 2019

The Day of Pentecost - We celebrate this great day when Christ filled the Church with

the power of his Spirit and sent it out into the world to bring his peace, joy and forgiveness to all humankind.

Sat 8 June



Vigil Mass - Spl Int - The Parish & Tomorrows Confirmation Candidates

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 9


Nazareth Hse



11.00 am


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

Sunday School

Mass - Intention - Kevin Boylan R.I.P.

Malayalam Mass

Mon 10


Mass - Intention - Jim Doherty R.I.P. Blessed Virgin Mary - Mother of the Church

Tues 11



Mass - Intention - Winnie Kelly R.I.P. St Barnabas

Ladies Circle - Church Room - Card Game

Weds 12


Mass - Intention - Jinson R.I.P.

Thurs 13


Mass - Spl Intention (Thanksgiving) Joseph Family

Fri 14



Mass - Spl Int -Jacobs Family R.I.P. - followed by Adoration & Confessions

Mass in the Malayalam Language - followed by Adoration

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

Sat 15 June



Vigil Mass - Stella Long R.IP.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 16 June

Day for Life

Nazareth Hse




Mass - Intention - Dominic O'Donnell R.I.P.

Sunday School after Mass

Mass - Intentions - Winnie Kelly R.I.P. and For fathers

Malayalam Mass - Second Sunday each month at 4.00pm

Scripture Readings - Pentecost - Year C

Acts 2: 1-11; Psalm 103(104); Romans 8: 8-17; John 14: 15-16, 23-26

The Jewish feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Passover, was less well known than the other two pilgrimage feasts. Passover was linked to the nomadic sacrifice of lambs and the barley harvest in the Spring. Tabernacles after the grape harvest was associated with the wanderings in the desert.

Recently it was realised that Pentecost was associated with God giving the Covenant on Sinai. So the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles at Pentecost fits neatly with this Covenant feast: the formal birth of the Christian Church. Acts lists the regions where the Church was to grow.

The psalm calls us to praise God's creative wisdom. Filled with wonder at the details of God's glorious works, this psalm is well worth reading in full.

Paul urges the Romans to live by the Spirit who, with Christ, has made his home in us. We are now Sons of God. If we are led by the Spirit within us to follow God's laws, we will have confidence that the Father will "give life to our mortal bodies", just as Jesus was raised.

In John's Gospel we hear from Jesus' long Last Supper talk, promising that his Father would send the Advocate, through whom he and the Father would be with his church for all time.

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

Day for Life - 2nd Collection - Next weekend

This day is dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life. We are also asked to donate generously to help the Church's work in proclaiming the sanctity of life and to support the work of pro- life medical research organisations.

Please Pray For The Sick

Sara Fox, Mary Ellis, Enzina D'Eramo, Kitty McKenna, Jean House, Richard Foster, Margaret Dunne, Ethan A Fernandes, Phil Jacobs, Bridie Weir, Sinead McDonall, Glenda Smith, Maureen Bicknell, Dominico Piro, James Coutinho, Sharon Botterill, Anne Thompson, Jean House, John Kelly, Joe Taitt, Margaret, Kevin & Mark McKeown, 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, Nancy Hughes,

Jeremy Wilcox, Linda Lane, Sara Quartermaine,

Bess Priestnall, baby Ioannis Ferao, Magaret Giltrap,

Please advise the clergy of anyone in care, in hospital or housebound who requires the sacraments.

Northampton Notre Dame Association - 11th June

2.30- 4.30 p.m. - St. Matthews Church Room.

Talks by several U3A members on various topics followed by tea and chat - All Welcome

Prayer Trust Table - Children's prayer books,

1st Communion & Confirmation booklets, and a number of low cost booklets on prayer -

and the sacraments - many ideal for children

Job Vacancy: Housekeeper - Northampton Cathedral Part time 20 hrs per week. Monday to Friday -10.00am to 2.00pm. For details and an application or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The closing date will be Thursday 20th June with interviews Tuesday 25th June.

Collections 2 June 2019 - Many thanks -

Env £222.30 Loose £148.90 Cafod £21.00

2nd Coll £127.55 Ascension £65 St/ Orders £166.77

Sacrament of Matrimony - Saturday 13th July

Magdalena Lawniczak & Daniel Cocks

Please keep them in your prayers.

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 01582723312.

10.15 Coffee - 3.45 close - Bring lunch


Pope's Prayer Intention - June

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.

Forthcoming Baptisms

8 June - Anna Sibil John

20 July - Millie Theresa Scarlett

21 July - Olaedo Mercedes

3 August - Frankie Cotton - Gracie Cotton

4 August - Sophie Olivia Mason

Arthur James Neale & Emma Charlotte McGreal

Please pray for the children and their families.


Loving someone means making a space for them in our lives, even our homes. God's desire is to make his home in our lives, taking the place of honour in our existence. He will not force his way in. Instead, we must open the door to him.

Pray - Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of the faithful - make us the salt and life in the world - so enlightening others to hear and to embrace God's word and follow in Christ's footsteps.


Please pray for the young people who are to be confirmed at the Cathedral on Sunday 9th June.

Pray also for those who will be making their First Holy Communion here on Sunday 23rd June.

The Holy Spirit makes our works effective - Pope Francis

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The Holy Spirit helps Catholics to do good works by giving them the gifts they need to be

effective 'salt and light' in the world.

Jesus said: "You are the salt of the earth? you are the light of the world," the pope said, explaining that the images of salt and light "make us think of our conduct, because both the lack and the excess of salt make food disgusting, as the lack and the excess of light prevent us from seeing."

"Who can really make us salt that gives flavour and preserves from corruption, and light that enlightens the world?" he asked. "It is only the Spirit of Christ!"

Explaining that at the moment of Confirmation the bishop says, "Receive the Holy Spirit, which has been given to you," Francis said the sacrament is "a great gift of God, the Holy Spirit within us."

"The Spirit is in our heart, is in our soul. And the Spirit guides us in life, so that we become the right amount of salt and light for men."

"If in Baptism it is the Holy Spirit that immerses us in Christ, in Confirmation it is Christ who fills us with his Spirit," he said. In Confirmation, Christ consecrates Catholics "as his witnesses, partakers of the same principle of life and mission, according to the plan of the heavenly Father." Becoming involved in Christ's mission in the world: "This is what the anointing of the Holy Spirit provides," he continued, explaining that Confirmation "confirms Baptism and strengthens its grace."

It is also appropriate to speak about Confirmation on the day of Pentecost, the pope said, because the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples calls to mind the infusion of the Holy Spirit at Confirmation.

If in every sacrament the Spirit works, it is especially in Confirmation that "the faithful receive the Holy Spirit as a gift," he concluded.

Based on a Catholic News Agency article by Hannah Brockhaus