"Jesus is Lord; He is Risen!" (Rom 10:9) Alleluia

30 March

Easter Vigil Saturday

6.00pm

6.45pm

Mass -The Resurrection of the Lord

Confessions

Ebele Onugha, Arinze Onugha and Cynthia Onugha

31 March

Easter Sunday

9.30 am

Mass -The Resurrection of the Lord

Our Parish

1 April

Monday

9.30am

Mass - Octave of Ester

Ebele, Arinze and Cynthia Onugha

2 April

Tuesday

9.30am

Mass - Octave of Ester

Ebele, Arinze and Cynthia Onugha

3 April

Wednesday

9.30am

Mass - Octave of Ester

Ebele, Arinze and Cynthia Onugha

4 April

Thursday

9.30am

Mass - Octave of Ester

Xavier RIP & Vinod RIP

5 April

Friday

9.30am

10 -10.30am

Mass - Octave of Ester

Adoration & Confessions

Ebele, Arinze and Cynthia Onugha

6 April

Saturday

6.00pm

6.45pm

2nd Sunday of Easter- Divine Mercy

Confessions

Ebele, Arinze and Cynthia Onugha

7 April

Sunday

9.30am

2nd Sunday of Easter- Divine Mercy

Ebele, Arinze and Cynthia Onugha

And Our Parish

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

The Resurrection of the Lord- Year B

"Why are you looking among the dead for One Who is alive? He is not here but has risen" (Lk 24:5-6).

Readings: Acts 10:34, 37-43; Psalm Psalms 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Col 3:1-4; Gospel John 20:1-9

First Reading: In the first reading today, Peter sums up the history of our salvation in Christ. Christ went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. The authorities put him to death by hanging him on the cross. God raised him on the third day. As witnesses chosen by God in advance, he appeared to many people. The Apostles ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commissioned them to preach to the people the Gospel.

Second Reading: Now we are hidden in Risen Christ who is at the right hand of God and therefore we must seek the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth. When Christ shall appear, who is our life, then we also shall appear with him in glory.

Gospel Reading:

Mary Magdalene, Salome, and Mary, the mother of James, went to the tomb to anoint Jesus' body. They were among those watching Jesus' Crucifixion from a distance. When they arrived at the tomb, they found that the stone used to seal Jesus' tomb had been rolled back. Upon entering the tomb, they met an angel who told them that Jesus had been raised from the dead. They were sent as apostles of the resurrection of the Lord to Peter and the other disciples to announce his resurrection.

The Resurrection of Christ is the fundamental doctrine of Christianity. Jesus Christ was raised from the dead on the third day after his Crucifixion, conquering both sin and the consequence of sin, namely, death. The Risen Christ shares with us his own victory over sin and death. Easter is the celebration of this victory of Christ. The resurrection of Christ assures, the resurrection of the dead and our reunion with God as his children. "I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me will live even though he dies?" (Jn 11:25-26). Having strengthened against evil, worries and fears, we live this hope in this world.

Responsorial Psalm: This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad.

Prayer to the Risen Lord for Renewal of Mind, Body and Soul

Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of life you have given me in the resurrection of Christ Your beloved Son who underwent suffering, humiliation and death for my sake. Help me to renew my mind, body, and soul so that I may experience the joy and peace of the Risen Christ.

Give me the strength in body, mind and soul and lead me in Your Way to eternal life in hope, faith and charity. Bless me to open my heart and humbly receive Your blessing. Amen.

Food Bank - The numbers seeking help has considerably increased. If you are in a position to help, please try to bring a gift of tinned food, tea, coffee, biscuits, cereals and the like. There is also need for toiletries soap, toothpaste and cleaning materials. Please do what you can.

HAPPY EASTER AND A BIG THANK YOU

Thank you for your prayerful participation in the Easter Triduum and the Holy Week. Thanks for your strong faith, support and love

A very special thanks to those helped with the meaningful and wonderful celebration of the Liturgy. Thanks to the choir, readers and those who arranged and decorated the church.

May the Risen Lord fill your heart and home with his peace and joy. Alleluia!

Father Benny and Deacon Michael

The crucifix and the Passion

The passion and death of Christ remind us that God in Christ loves us more than we can ever imagine.

In moments of excruciating pains and the darkest times, the victorious and glorified Risen Christ shows us there's victory and light on the other side. Thank you, Jesus, for in your sacrifice on the cross you give us the ultimate proof that we are neither alone nor abandoned but always loved. Amen.

Pope Francis: Patience offers convincing witness to Christ's love

Christ's patience offers one of the most convincing testimonies of the Lord's love.Even if often, it is not easy, when a Christian practices the virtue of patience, they bear witness to Christ's love.

Let us keep in our prayers

Lord we pray for those who hunger for the spiritual meaning in their lives: that this Holy Week may help them to find the true life they are seeking. We also remember individuals and families who have given up the practice of the faith and we pray that they will return again to find the healing of God's presence.

We also pray for those who are suffering or struggling with any kind of need that God may bring them the healing, peace, strength and comfort He knows they need from Him. Amen