11th April  - 18th April

Easter season

Second Sunday of Easter 11th April

Divine Mercy

  Ac 4:32-35 1 Jn 5:1-6 Jn 20:19-31

9am – People of the Parish

11am – John & Agnes Caffrey RIP & deceased

members of the Caffrey & Rush families

5pm – Departed Souls of Koziel & Sawicki families

YouTube Vigil Mass Irene Simmons RIP

Retiring Collection: Friary Building Fund

Dear Brothers & Sisters

Today is Divine Mercy Sunday and our hearts turn to the mercy Jesus came to bring us. He calls the whole church to show the world his merciful face, for our world does not need judgement but love.

 

Maria Faustina Kowolska 1905-1938 was the apostle of  Divine Mercy, & her apparitions of Jesus inspired this devotion. At 20 she joined a convent in Warsaw later moving to Płock then Vilnius where she met Fr. Michaeł Sopoćko who was her confessor & supported her love for Divine Mercy

 

Sister Faustina commissioned an artist to paint the first Divine Mercy image, based on her vision of Jesus, and Fr. Sopoćko celebrated Mass before this image on the Second Sunday of Easter, now Divine Mercy Sunday. She was declared saint by Pope John Paul II on April 30 2000 and her Krakow tomb has become a shrine of Divine Mercy.

 

Pope Martin I (Monday) a little known 7th cent pope reigned 7 years before being forced out of office, and is not the best known of popes. But his story has familiar echoes ancient & modern. His determination to stay close to the poor earned him strong opposition from powerful politicians with undue influence in the church. The Byzantine emperor arrested him & imprisoned, maltreated & publicly humiliated him. Like St. Paul he died in gaol a martyr for Christ sake. 

 

Thursday Prayer: Now that we are in the Easter season we shall open the church for quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays after the morning mass till midday. With  grateful thanks again to our stewards who make this possible

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 12th April

St Martin I (optional)

Ac 4:23-31 Jn 3:1-8

7.45 Community Mass- Private Intention

10.15 Mr & Mrs JJ Gallagher Livestreamed only

 

Tuesday 13th April

Ac 4:32-37 Jn 3:7-15

7.45 Community Mass– Private Intention

10.15 Azzy & Peter Cassidy & family

5.30 pm Vigil Paul Hickey (family only)

7-8 pm Adoration Livestreamed only

 

Wednesday 14th April

Ac5:17-26 Jn 3:16-21

7.45 Community Mass Miraslava Jaworska

10.15 Requiem Paul Hickey RIP  (family only)

6.30 pm Holy Rosary Livestreamed only

 

Thursday 15th April

  Ac 5:27-33 Jn 3:31-36

7.45 Community Mass Shirley Woodhall

10.15 Eve Mary Kelly RIP

10.45-12.00 Prayer before Blessed Sacrament

Friday 16th April

Ac 6:1-7 Jn 6:16-21

07.45 Community Mass- Brother Liam Finucane SCJ (In thanksgiving)

10.15 – Michael, Leila & family

 

Saturday 17th April

  Ac 4:13-21 Mk 16:9-15

10.15 – George Wilkes RIP

YouTube Vigil Mass Suzanne Davies RIP

Third Sunday of Easter 18th April

  Ac 3:13-15,17-19 1 Jn 2:1-5 Lk 24:35-48

9am – People of the Parish

11am – Brian Grant RIP 1st Anniversary

5pm – Alison Hallworth (special birthday)

Retiring Collection: Friary Building Fund

 

 

All Masses in church are livestreamed unless noted otherwise.