Sixth Sunday of Easter - Year C - 26th May 2019

The New Creation- Christ puts new heart in us to spread his kingdom.

He gives us his new commandments of love and encourages us with his promise of the new Jerusalem.

Sat 25May

6.00pm

6.45pm

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

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 26

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

10.45am

11.00 am

12.00pm

Mass - Intention - Christine Kilker R.I.P.

No Sunday School & Confirmation Group this week

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

We welcome in Baptism - Tommy - Julie - and James O'Grady

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm - Seconds Sunday of each month.

Mon 27

9.30am

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

Tues 28

9.30am

Mass - Intention - Nancy Ginnelly R.I.P.

No Ladies Circle this week

Weds 29

9.30am

Mass - Chris Butler R.I.P.

Thurs 30

9.30am

7.00 pm

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord - Holy Day of Obligation

Mass - Intention - The Parish

Mass - Intention - The Holy Souls

Fri 31

9.30am

7.00pm

Mass -Intention - Winnie Kelly R.I.P.- followed by Adoration & Confessions

Mothers' Prayer Group - Church Room- 1.45pm - Third Friday each month Mass in the Malayalam Language - followed by Adoration

Sat 1 June

6.00pm

6.45pm

Vigil Mass - Special Intention - The Parish

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sun 2 June

 

Nazareth Hse

9.30am

 

11.00am

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

Sunday School and Confirmation Group after Mass

Mass -Intention -Barney Doherty R.I.P.

Malayalam Mass - 4.00pm - Second Sunday of each month

Scripture - 6th Sunday of Easter - Year C

(Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Psalm 66(67); Rev 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29)

In Acts, after the success of the first mission of Paul and Barnabas in setting up Gentile churches, Jewish Christian visitors from Jerusalem came to Antioch saying Gentiles must be circumcised to be saved. So Barnabas and Paul went up to Jerusalem for what is called the First Council of the church. The issue appears simple, but underneath were two other issues: whether Christianity could remain within Judaism; and whether Paul's new Gentile Christian communities could remain in communion with the rest of the church. The Holy Spirit leads the discussion to a decision.

The psalm calls on all peoples to praise the Lord because he governs wisely and makes the earth give food. From Revelation we have part of John's vision of the new Jerusalem, the church, founded on the apostles. Here Christ dwells among men, so no Temple needed.

In John's gospel, Jesus' Last Supper discourse shows his joy that he will soon return to his Father. He promises to send "another" Advocate who will make Jesus present in his church for the rest of time. The name "advocate" captures the several roles the Holy Spirit plays in the church and for us. He both consoles and advises or counsels us, while also representing us to God in the heavenly court.
Psalm Response: Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise you.

Forthcoming Baptisms

26 May - Tommy - Josie - James O'Grady

2 June - Aleksja Kociucka

20 July - Millie Theresa Scarlett

21 July - Olaedo Mercedes

4 August - Sophie Olivia Mason

Please pray for the children and their families.

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, 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

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.

Prayer Trust Table - has Children's prayer books,

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

and the sacraments - many ideal for children

Gift Aid - Planned Giving - Taxpayers can increase the value of their gift by 25% through Gift Aid.

This enables the Church to claim back the tax already paid on your gift at no cost to you.

Details in the Porch. Please think about it.

Collections 19 May 2019 - Many thanks - Env £251.00 Loose £359.80 Cafod £52.00 Standing Orders £166.77

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 01582 723312

10.15 Coffee - 3.45 close - Bring a packed lunch

 

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.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE - WALSINGHAM - SAT 8 JUNE

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 to Walsingham

(The coach will take anyone who cannot manage the walk)

Past experience says that the pilgrimage is an enjoyable, joyful and prayerful experience.

Seats are still available .

If you have signed up please pay as soon as possible to either Rosemary Earle or Deacon Michael.

I think that if God forgives us, we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise it's almost like setting ourselves up as a higher tribunal than him. C.S.Lewis

Be open to the surprises of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis advises

 

Francis asked how the Church responds when faced with something new, and perhaps never done before, clarifying that this is "not worldly newness, like fashions and clothes, but the newness and surprises of the Spirit, because the Spirit always surprises us."

This gathering to speak and pray about an issue is "the so-called synodality of the Church, in which the communion of the Church is expressed," Francis observed, noting that it is the Holy Spirit who creates this communion. It was the first meeting - the Council of Jerusalem - in which the disciples discussed whether or not the Church ought to impose Mosaic Law, including circumcision, on pagan converts.

In his homily, the Pope said that it was the "Holy Spirit who does everything, who carries the Church forward (even) with her problems". The Holy Spirit also gives believers strength to remain in the faith, even in times "of resistance and fury from the doctors of the law."

 

"There was a great confusion over this," he said, explaining that the Holy Spirit put their hearts "on a new path: they were surprised by the Spirit." Suddenly the apostles "found themselves in situations that they would have never believed ? the pagans would receive the Holy Spirit, for example."

Pope Francis stressed the importance of listening, explaining that when a person is afraid to listen, "they

do not have the Spirit in their heart." It's also important to listen "with humility," the Pope added, noting how it was only after they listened to Paul and Barnabas that the Church decided the pagan converts weren't obliged to undergo circumcision.

Pope Francis concluded his homily by asking for the grace to understand how the Church moves forward, to be open to "the surprises of the Spirit," and for each person "to have the grace of docility to the Spirit, to go along the path that the Lord Jesus wants for each one of us and for the entire Church."

Based on a Catholic News Agency article by Elise Harris

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