Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year B)
|Reflection: Reflection: Today’s Gospel story tells us that, as well as healing, casting out demons, and preaching, Jesus felt the need to go to a quiet place and pray. This is a lesson to us all, it is in those quiet palaces that we can get in touch with not only ourselves but with God, it is where we hear His voice.
Jesus heard Simon’s prayer for his sick mother-in-law and the fever left her. When she was cured she did what Jesus himself does, she serves those in need. She becomes a disciple.
Lord, deliver me from seeking your help only in times of difficulty. May I grow in grateful love for the ways you daily raise me up and call me in to service for the community.
We pray with the Holy Father this month: Say No to Corruption – ‘that those who have material, political and spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.’
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||17/03||5.30 pm||Feast of St. Patrick||Maria Caterina Cataldo|
|Sun||18/03||11 am||5th Sunday of Lent||Maria Caterina Cataldo|
|Tues||20/03||6:15 pm||Lent Feria||Maurice and Josephine O’Connor (RIP)|
|Wed||21/03||6:15 pm||Lent Feria||Maria Caterina Cataldo|
|Thurs||22/03||6:15 pm||Lent Feria||Marie Heley|
|Dewi Leuan Evans (RIP)
Barbara Stanford (RIP)
|Sat||24/03||5.30 pm||Feast of St. Patrick||Patrick Linehan( RIP)|
|Sun||25/03||11 am||Palm Sunday||Private Intention|
Palm Sunday Procession around our church 10.30 am followed by Mass
Maundy Thursday 7.30 pm Mass with washing of feet followed by Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight (Please sign at the back of the church the times you prefer for night watch).
Good Friday Walk of Witness. Gather at St. Catherine’s church at 10 am; finish with refreshments at St. Luke’s Church.
Celebration of The Lord’s Passion – 3 pm
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 8 pm. (Please note there is no 5.30 pm Mass on Holy Saturday.)
Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection 11 am
|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
Retreat afternoon for Readers and Eucharistic –
Saturday 24th March 2018 1:30- 4pm. See poster for details
Pilgrimage To Medjugorje– Departure 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
Choir Practice Sunday 10.30 am- new members are welcome
Facebook: St Catherine of Siena, Birmingham.
SVP Group – email@example.com.