Newsletter – 15 April 2018


Reflection: So you see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead

During the Easter ceremonies we too have been witnesses of what was written.

Without our co-operating with Jesus, the message of reconciliation and forgiveness will not be heard. It is not enough for us just to hear the message and implement it in our own lives, as we sometimes seem to think is all that is required of us.

It is clear from the second reading today that “keeping the commandments” means above all the need to follow the commandment of unconditional love, to love others as Jesus has loved us. It is for each one of us today to ask how, given the circumstances of our own lives, how we can most effectively get that message across to the people around us.

They all need to hear that greeting: “Peace with you” and to experience the peace that only Jesus can give.

We Pray for the Sick: Nicholas Nelson, Donni Coakley, P J Tunney, and Carmel McCrann. Veronica Ugo, Lily Rahim, Patrick O’Reilly, Trisha Weldon.


Masses this Week.

Sat 14/04 5:30 pm Easter Feria Dewi Ieuan Evans (RIP)
Sun 15/04 11:00 am 3rd Sunday of Easter Dewi Ieuan Evans (RIP)
Tues 17/04 6:15 pm Easter Feria Leon Weldon
Wed 18/04 10 am Easter Feria Michael Corrigan (RIP)
Thurs 19/04 6:15 pm Easter Feria Teresa Cawley (RIP)
Fri 20/04 10 am Easter Feria Aidie Goldrick (RIP)
Sat 21/04 5:30 pm Easter Feria Muriel Rean (RIP)
Sun 22/04 11:00 am 4th Sunday of Easter World day prayer for Vocation


Second Collection: Today there is a Collection for the Clergy Training Fund.


Baptismal preparation course: The next courses will be held on Friday 11th May 2018 and Friday 20th July 2018, at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel. Before attending the course please complete and return a baptism preparation form available from the parish office.

The Feast of St. Catherine of SienaSunday April 29th 2018. There is evening mass at 5:30 pm followed by refreshment. Please kindly join in the celebration.

National Justice  and Peace Network- 40th Annual Conference, with programme for children and young people. Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 201. See poster for details


Pilgrimage To MedjugorjeDeparture dates for 2018 Pilgrimages are 06th May To 13th May and 07th October To 14th October. See poster for details.

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage- 26th May to 1st June led by Archbishop Bernard. See posters for details


Collections   24/25/03/2018 Easter 07/08/04/2018
Cash £ 270.13 N/A £ 256.25
Envelopes £ 63 .00 £ 63 £ 28
Total £ 333.13 £ 63 £ 284.25
Second collection
Holy Places £132.43


Choir Practice Sunday 10.30 am- new members are welcome



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