Feast of Christ the King - 24th November 2019

WE CELEBRATE CHRIST OUR KING

who overcame suffering and death and brought us out of darkness into his kingdom of light

Sat 23 November

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Intention -Patsy Mayhook R.I.P.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 24

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

10.30am

11.00 am

12 Noon

4.00pm

Mass - Intention -The Holy Souls - Children's Mass

Sunday School & Confirmation Group after Mass

Mass - John & Winnie Kelly R.I.P.

We welcome in Baptism Nicola Pawlaczyk-Please pray for her & her family

Malayalam Mass

Monday 25

9.30 am

Mass - Intention - Ulahannan Thomas R.I.P.

Tuesday 26

Church Room

9.30am

8.00pm

Mass - Special Intention - Joseph O'Leary.

Ladies Circle - Coffee & Chat (Christmas Bingo next week)

Wednesday 27

9.30am

Mass - Special Intention - Fr Benny

Thurs 28

9.30am

Mass - Intention - Emma Bonfield R.I.P.

Fri 29

9.30 am

7.00pm

Mass - Intention John Kelly R.I.P.

Malayalam Mass - followed by Adoration

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

Sat 30

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Intention - Julia O'Leary R.I.P.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 1 Dec

 

Nazareth House

9.30am

10.30am

11.00am

Mass - Special Intention - Mary & Jimmy Cooper (Diamond Wedding)

Sunday School & Confirmation Group after Mass

Mass - Intention -John & Winnie Kelly R.I.P.

Malayalam Mass - Fourth Sunday of each month at 4pm.

Scripture Readings - Christ the King - Year C 2 Sam 5:1-3 Ps 121(122) Col 1:12-20 Lk 23:35-43)

The Books of Samuel, Kings and Judges, tell of Israel's history from when they entered Canaan about 1200 BC, up to their exile to Babylon in 587 BC. After the death of Saul, David became King of Judah. In today's key reading David then becomes King of all Israel. He goes on to capture the 1,000 year-old city of Jerusalem, makes it his capital and brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, making it also Israel's religious centre.

The Psalm celebrates arriving in Jerusalem, goal of pilgrims and seat of government.

The letter to the Colossians was written because they thought that angelic beings and other spiritual powers were either rivals to Christ or were needed to supplement Christ's work. Paul says this detracts from the person of Jesus Christ, who possesses the totality of power needed to gain our freedom, "the forgiveness of sins". The hymn praises Christ, who is the image of the unseen God. He existed before all things, which were created in him, and He is supreme over all creation. He has reconciled all things, the whole cosmos, by "the blood of the Cross".

In Luke's Gospel the crucified Jesus is recognised as King, both by the good thief and in the inscription written by Pilate, a Gentile.


Psalm Response: I rejoiced when I heard them say: "Let us go to God's house".

Advent Prayer - Starts TODAY

Reflection & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

3.00pm each Sunday at the Convent 103 Harlestone Road. All are very welcome - The Sisters.

Advent - My Day By Day

Salvation is Now and To Come

A Book of Daily scripture readings & prayers to guide us through Advent. £1 - At the back of Church

Fr Benny accompanied the remains of the late

Fr Wilson to India early on Saturday. He willethen take a well earned break - returning on 18th Dec. We wish him well and look forward to his return. Fr Joseph will look after us in the meantime.

We hope that Fr Benny will enjoy his break and thank Fr Joseph standing in.

Forthcoming Baptisms

8 December - Jacob William Still

21 December Sebastian Rex Grant Gifford (in America). Please pray for the children their families.

Meditate - Jesus reigns upon the Cross.

He does not respond to insults. His kingship is in forgiving his enemies and accepting the suffering inflicted on him. Hence he has the power to promise paradise to those who turn to himd

Prayer: Lord Jesus, you endure for ever. Grant us the wisdom to see you working in our lives so that by holding fast to what lasts for eternity, we may be faithful to you. Amen

The Angelus and the Dowry of Mary

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary ....

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.

Hail Mary .......

V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary .......

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the

promises of Christ.
Let Us Pray
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord,

Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known

by the message of an angel, may

by His Passion and Cross be brought to the

glory of His Resurrection.

Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Rededication of England to Mary

Takes place 29 March 2020 in Westminster Cathedral, Walsingham, and Churches and homes across the land. In preparation we are asked to pray the Angelus -

in personal prayer and at Mass.

We will shortly do this at St Patricks before our Masses.

Bishop Peter reminds us that Mary saying 'yes' in the Garden of Eden was an essential moment in the History of Salvation - welcoming Christ into the world and into our lives and that as our Heavenly Mother she will help us do the same.

Northampton Youth Ministry - NYMO

Events for ages 11 - 18 & for young adults 18 - 30

are shown in a folder in the Church Room.

Various activities Lux residentialweekend January, pilgrimage - summer camp. Come and for yourself.

Collections -16/17 November - Thank you

Env £283.74 Loose £200.82

Cafod £30.00 2nd Coll £170.00 S/orders £166.77

Please Pray For The Sick

Ann Wilson, Sara Fox, Mary Ellis, Chris Brady, Jean House, Kitty McKenna, Joe Taitt, Phil Jacobs, Richard Foster, Margaret Dunne, Bridie Weir, Sinead McDonall, Glenda Smith, Maureen Bicknell, Dominico Piro, James Coutinho, Sharon Botterill, Anne Thompson, Margaret, Kevin & Mark McKeown, Daniel Butcher, Henry McAteer, Catherine Vince, Catherine Watts, Linda Lane, Babies Ricardo & Michael, Annie Jacobs, Enzina D'Eramo, Nora McLoughlin, Jenina Skippen, Michael Folan, Andrea Hughes, Fr Peter Pham, Kath Craven, Nancy Hughes, Jeremy Wilcox, Sara Quartermaine, Bess Priestnall, Maureen Sims. Margaret Giltrap.

May the Lord God give them his grace

Popes Francis Mission Intention for November God our Father may a spirit of dialogue, encounter and reconciliation emerge in the Middle East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together. May they be blessed with your gift of peace. Amen

. Cafod - Cash for Trash: Our first sack raised £20.50. Please help fill the new sack with the requested items - set out on the table.

Many thanks - Sister Pat

Safe Haven Northampton

a practical way to help refugees.

Pope Francis said, "May every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe, take in one family." It may be difficult for some individual parishes to achieve this but we believe we can and should make a start and are looking to join with a scheme that

St Gregory's has taken on board.

A refugee family is identified by The United Nations. An application is made on their behalf to the Home Office. The Safe Haven project will help find accommodation and support them in the community with schooling, health care and setting up home. The family will receive some state benefits but they will need befriending and practical help. The Pastoral Council has agreed in principle to help providing 'white good' for the new home and will fundraise with this in mind. This is a practical and worthwhile initiative - Christianity in action - 'love thy neighbour'. What better way to show love than helping a "stranger" find a safe home after years of war and conflict.

Please give this your full support.

Starting with a Christmas Raffle

Only 200 tickets - £1 each

We have a number of prizes - on display -

but will always welcome more!

Diocese of Northampton - registered charity - number 234091