June 6th –June 13th

Ordinary Time

 

Corpus Christi Sunday 6th June

Ex24:3-8 Heb 9:11-15 Mk 14:12-16,22-26

9am Mass – Colin Fintan Monaghan

11am Mass – John & Nora Eccles

4.00 pm-5.50 pm Blessed Sacrament in Church

6pm Mass – People of the Parish

Youtube Vigil Mass Cathy O’ Regan RIP

Retiring Collection: Friary Building Fund

Dear Brothers & Sisters

Today’s feast of the real presence of Jesus is a sort of ‘Holy Thursday in happy times’. We feast the real presence of Jesus in our eucharist in a way that is not possible during the solemnities of Holy Week.

Corpus et Sanguis Christi (full title-the body & blood of Christ) began 700 years ago when there was huge insecurity about the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, some related to the meaning of words, but in the end revolving round your or my worthiness to receive this great mystery into our own body and soul. St.Thomas Aquinas wrote prayers & hymns for the occasion still in use today.

Tuesday Evening 7pm-8pm we have prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in Church. Up till now this a been livestreamed only but people now are welcome to come in person.

Wednesday has two great saints: Saint Columba came from Ireland in 597 AD to Iona by coracle to evangelise the scots. He started that great tradition of Irish people leaving their native place to spread the Word of God in other lands. Many of us owe our faith to this movement.

St.Ephraim a 4th cent singer-songwriter  is said to have feigned madness to avoid being ordained as a priest— cause of many a wry comment since!

A hero of the Syrian church, his many hymns which convey Christian truths in folk idioms have rightly earned him the title ‘Doctor of the Church’.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday is a major feast both for  the parish and our Congregation. Feast day mass  10.15

 

Immaculate Heart of Mary follows on Saturday and again we have feast day mass at 10.15.

 

Monday 7th June

2 Co 1:1-7 Mt 5:1-12

7.45 Community Mass- Private Intention

10.15 Margaret Bresnan RIP

 

Tuesday 8thJune

2 Co 1:18-22 Mt 5:13-16

7.45 Community Mass– Jim Mac Namara

10.15 – James Hayden RIP

7-8 pm Adoration  in Church

 

Wednesday 9th June

St.Columba (optional)

St.Ephraim the Deacon (optional)

2Co 3:4-11 Mt 5:17-19

7.45 Community Mass- David Ratcliffe RIP

10.15 Francis McKay & family

6.30 pm Holy Rosary Livestreamed only

 

Thursday 10th June

2 Co 3:15-4:1,3-6 Mt 5:20-26

7.45 Community Mass Holy Souls

10.15 Mass Gerard Henry RIP

 11.00-12.00 Prayer before Blessed Sacrament

 

Friday 11th June

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Ho 11:1,3-4,8-9 Ep 3:8-12,14-19 Jn 19:31-37

7.45 Community Mass– Private Intention

10.15 – Mass Mary Swadkins (née Sandy)

 

 

Saturday 12th  June

The Immaculate Heart of Mary

2 Co 5:14-21 Lk 2:41-51

10.15 Mass – Mario Paul

Youtube Vigil Mass  James Hayden RIP

 

Sunday 13th  June

11th Sunday Ordinary Time

Ezk 17:22-24 2 Co 5:6-10 Mk 4:26-34

9am Mass– Patrick Mc Manus

11am Mass – June & James Eccles

6pm Mass – People of the Parish

Retiring Collection: Friary Building Fund

Pastoral letter today from our Archbishop