Palm Sunday - Year C - 14th April 2019

Hosanna to the Son of David - Blessings on Him who comes in the name of the Lord

Sat 13 April

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Intention - Joe Ennis R.I.P.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Palm Sunday 14

 

Nazareth Hse

9.15am

9.30am

11.00 am

4.00pm

Gather at Presbytery for Blessing of Palms - Process to Mass

Mass - Intention - The McAloon Family & The Reilly Family - R.I.P.

Mass - Intention - Mary Pimento.

Malayalam Mass

Mon 15

9.30am

Mass - Special Intention - Daniel Everett

Tues 16

9.30am

Mass - Intention - Patrick McGee R.I.P.

No Ladies Circle - Next Meeting 23rd April

Weds 17

9.30am

Mass - Intention - John Joseph McGee R.I.P.

Thurs 18

Maundy Thurs

11.00am

8.00pm

Chrism Mass at the Cathedral

Mass of the Lord's Supper - Special Intention - The Parish

Fri 19

Good Friday

9.30am

3.00pm

5.30pm

Morning Prayer of the Church

Celebration of the Lord's Passion - followed by Stations of the Cross

Celebration of the Lord's Passion - Malayalam Language

Sat 20

Holy Saturday

9.30am

8.00pm

Morning Prayer of the Church

Easter Vigil of the Lord's Resurrection - Special Intention - Fr Benny

Sun 21

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

11.00am

4.00pm

Easter Day Mass - Special Intention - The children and youth of the Parish

Mass - Special Intention - The sick of the parish and their carers

Malayalam Mass

Scripture Readings - Palm Sunday - Year C -

Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 21(22); PHIL 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:5)
In this suffering servant song Isaiah expresses the despondency of an exiled people apparently deserted by their God. But it is they who have fallen away. God has not gone back on his promise to them, and he will come to their help. But first they must turn back to him and put all their trust in him, in spite of their sufferings.

On the Cross Jesus uttered the first words of Psalm 22, which goes on to reflect his suffering.

But rather than a cry of despair, the psalm expresses Jesus' complete confidence in his Father and praises the redemption bought by his Cross.

Paul pleaded for unity among the Philippians, divided by rivalry and personal vanity. He urged them to "do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather humbly regard others as more important than yourselves".

Unlike Adam, Jesus did not try to be equal to God. Instead his crucifixion gives us the supreme example of unselfish love. Therefore he was raised to new life, as also will be those who follow his example.
Luke says that at the Last Supper Jesus declares he will "not drink wine until the kingdom of God comes". Mark and John say that immediately before he died Jesus was given wine to drink from a sponge, then saying "It is finished".

Psalm Response: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Pope Francis 'pride the most dangerous attitude in Christian life'Top of Form

Bottom of Form

Pope Francis warned that pride is the most dangerous attitude in the Christian life. The sin of pride divides people and makes us presume to be better than others, he explained. "We always remain children who owe everything to the Father."

"None of us loves God as He loved us. "Before God we are all sinners," Francis said. "If we say we are sinless, we deceive ourselves the truth is not in us."

"There are glaring sins that make noise, and there are also devious sins, which lurk in the heart without us even realizing it. The worst of these is pride,"

Pope Francis said that when we go through difficult days, we must always remember that life is a miracle that God has created from nothing. "In this life we ​​have received so much: existence, a father and a mother, friendship, the wonders of creation," he said.

"If you love, it is because someone next to you has awakened you to love, making you understand how in

it lies the meaning of existence," he explained.

"We love because we have been loved, we forgive because we have been forgiven," he said. "None of us shines with our own light." The pope said that understanding this can give us a greater empathy for others.

Pope Francis reflected on a line, "Forgive us our trespasses" as a part of his ongoing catechesis on the "Our Father" prayer.

"Lord, even the holiest among us does not cease

to be your debtor. O Father, have pity on us all,"

Pope Francis prayed. Based on an article

by Courtney Grogan Catholic News Agency

Please make sure you take a Holy Week leaflet and Please note that unlike last year there will be

NO 11am Mass at St Patricks on Easter Sunday

Easter Lilies: If in memory of a loved one you would like to buy a lily for the Church at Easter- please print their name and put it in an envelope from the back of Church with your offering (suggest £3.50)

Easter Offerings - by tradition

are for the personal use of our parish priest.

MEDITATE There are many actors in the drama of Christ's passion. St Luke focuses on Peter, the one who betrays Jesus, but more importantly the one who repents. Peter's tears, after meeting the loving gaze of Jesus, purify him and became for him the source of spiritual strength.

PRAY - out of love for us, you walked through

your passion and accepted betrayals and insults, while interceding for those who hurt you.

Give us the courage to accompany those who cause us problems or pain in our lives.

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. St Paul

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,

baby Ioannis Ferao, Margaret Giltrap, Joe Taitt,

Sara Quartermaine, Nancy Hughes, Madeline Clark, Bess Priestnall

Please tell the clergy of anyone in care, hospital

or housebound who would like the sacraments -

also of any names to be added or removed.

Gift Aid - Planned Giving

A number of parishioners now use standing orders for their gift - details are on the table at the back of Church. If you pay tax and gift aid your offering the Church can reclaim the tax paid - increasing the value of your gift by 25% at no cost to you.

Collections 7th April - Many thanks - Env £217.00 Loose £297.00 Cafod £33.50 Standing Orders £166.77

Pope's Prayer Intention - April

For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators

in war zones who risk their lives to save others.

The Prayer Trust Table - at the back of Church

Lent Prayer booklets & Easter Cards available -20p. A wonderful opportunity of fostering prayer at home with family and friends.

Cash For Trash -raising funds for Cafod. A poster lists items that can be put in the orange sack. Help Cafod and help our Planet.

Diocesan Pilgrimage - Walsingham - Sat 8 June

A 33 seat coach from St Patricks is booked - please add your name to the list at the back of Church.

(By law children have to occupy a seat)

Learn to master time and you will be able, whatever you do, whatever the stress or confusion in which we live, to be still, immobile in the present, face to face with the Lord, in silence or in words. Metropolitan Anthony Of Sourozh

Parking - please make full use of the car park - park carefully and closely - if you park on the road please make sure not to block access for our neighbours.

The Daughters of the Holy Spirit

invite women aged 22-45 considering religious life to find out more about us. Please contact us: Tel: 01604 755296 or 755152 or speak to Sr Pat, a parishioner of St. Patrick's

We wish you all a Holy and a Happy Easter - May God Bless you all - Fr Benny & Deacon Michael

DIOCESE OF NORTHAMPTON - REGISTERED CHARITY - NUMBER 234091