Sat 21 May 5.45pm Pauline Hackett RIP
Sun 22 May 9.00am Felipe Rodriguez Diaz LD 10.30am Parishioners
Mon 23 May No Mass
Tues 24 May 7.00pm Exposition 7.30pm Christopher McAllister LD
Wed 25 May 9.15am Cy Beck LD
Thu 26 May ASCENSION DAY 9.15am Patricia Kennedy 7.30pm Parishioners
Fri 27 May 9.15am SSCF
Sat 28 May 10 – 10.30am Exposition and Confessions
5.45pm Mgr Chris Lightbound LD
Sun 29 May 9.00am Parishioners 10.30am John Sherock RIP
Today we welcome a representative of Survive-Miva, a Catholic lay association providing funding for essential transport for health outreach work in isolated rural areas, and for the Church’s pastoral care in places of difficult access. He will speak to us about the work of his organisation and ask us to help.
Today’s readings continue from last week. We hear about the formal decision (“It has been decided by the Holy Spirit and ourselves”) not to demand that pagans first become Jews before being baptised. Revelation has the happy vision of the City of God. In the gospel, Jesus promises that He and the Father will love anyone who keeps his word, and shall come to him and make their home with him; and will send the Holy Spirit.
HOLYDAY: THURSDAY THIS WEEK IS THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD.
Many thanks to all who took envelopes to deliver. We covered all the streets. Hopefully you didn’t get wet! Please leave the red bags and any spares in the church porch and I’ll collect them. Lindsey McG.
None of our parishioners has suggested any form of celebration as a parish of her Majesty’s anniversary. There is still time, but it might be a good idea instead to join St Mary’s for their joyful Choral Celebration service at 6.30pm on Sunday 5 June. What an historic gesture of reconciliation that would be!
PLEASE PRAY FOR the repose of the soul of Monsignor Chris Lightbound, who died on Wednesday in Nazareth House. He was for many years the Vicar General of our Diocese, a faithful servant of several of our bishops and a helpful friend to the priests. May he rest in peace.
There are no Mass Intentions waiting to be offered.