Reflection: The gifts of today’s feast are joy and hope. “A joy without hope is just enjoyment, a temporary happiness. A hope without joy is not hope and doesn’t extend beyond a healthy optimism.’ Pope Francis, May 2016.
Joy is rooted not just in love but in our mission. We are part of God’s big plan for the world. Loving Jesus gives us all the opportunity of living our lives in the ways of Jesus – Compassionate, caring and loving, sharing with others and for others. Hope is based not on human optimism but on the victory of Jesus over sin and death.
By your cross you share our sufferings; in your resurrection O Lord you offer hope; and in your ascension you open the doors to eternal life.
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||26/05||5:30 pm||Vigil Mass of Sunday||Toko Michel (RIP)|
|Sun||27/05||11:00 am||Holy Trinity||Margaret (Bunty) Withers (RIP)|
|Thurs||31/05||6:15 pm||Feast of the visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary||Kevin Andrew Collum|
|Fri||1/06||6.15 pm||Memorial of St. Justin||Paulin McGarry (RIP)|
|Sat||02/06||5:30 pm||Vigil Mass of Sunday||Patrick Meade (RIP)|
|Sun||03/06||11:00 am||Solemnity of the Most Holy Body of Christ||Kevin Andrew Collum|
|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 last week.
|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.
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