Newsletter-20 May 2018

Pentecost Sunday

Reflection: Pentecost marks the end and the goal of the Easter season.  For Christians, it is a memorial of the day the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles and the Virgin Mary in the form of fiery tongues, an event that took place fifty days after the Resurrection of Jesus. The feast of Pentecost offers us the chance to look at the role which forgiveness should play in our dealings with others.  Thus, we are challenged to examine our sense of compassion, patience, tolerance and magnanimity.  Learning to forgive is a lifelong task, but the Holy Spirit is with us to make us agents of forgiveness.  If we are prepared on this day of Pentecost to receive the Holy Spirit into our lives, we can have confidence that our lives will be marked by the Spirit of forgiveness. We need to permit the Holy Spirit to direct our lives.


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 19/05 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Chiara and Matteo (Thanksgiving)
Sun 20/05 11:00 am Pentecost Sunday We Pray for the Church
Mon 21/05 6:15 pm Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Praying for Peace in Middle East
Tues 22/05 6:15 pm Feria Annie Hudgson (RIP)
Wed 23/05 6.15 pm Feria Praying for the People of Russia
Thurs 24/05 6:15 pm Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Eternal High Priest Annie Hudgson (RIP)
Fri 25/05 6.15 pm Memorial of St. Bede Fr. Michael McKenna (RIP)
Sat 26/05 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday
Sun 27/05 11:00 am Holy Trinity Margaret (Bunty) Withers (RIP)
Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage– 26th May to 1st June led by Archbishop Bernard. See posters for details.


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

Please keep in your prayers the Children of The Priory School, St Catherine’s School and all those who received their First Holy Communion this weekend.

Collections   28/29/04/2018 05/06/05/2018
Cash £ 127.29 £ 183.94
Envelopes £ 47.00 £ 25.00
Total £ 174.29 £ 208.94
Second collection
World Communication Day £ 57.89




May Devotion 2018 :  Rosary will be said during the month of May, every Sunday at 10:30 am, please join us.

Baptismal preparation course: The next course will be held on Friday 20th July 2018, at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel. Before attending the course please complete and return a baptism preparation form available on the notice board in the church entrance.

Mass Intentions please take an envelope in the church entrance and return to the office.

2018/19 Holy Communion and Reconciliation programme for children attending non-Catholic schools, please email your child’s details to the church office.

Parish Council meets on Monday 21st May in the Presbytery.



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