Newsletter Sunday April 28th, 2019


1st Reading: Acts 5: 12-16, 2nd Reading: Apocalypse 1: 9-13, 17-19, Gospel: John: 20: 19-31

Today’s Theme: The Living One
We worship Christ who was dead and is now alive for ever and ever.
He is present in our midst, bringing healing and peace.

Saturday 27th April     10.00 am Teresa Fan RIP (Peter and Ann Wilkes)
                                        6.00 pm Tony SullivanRIP (Marie)

Sunday 28th April     8.30 am Ed Jones RIP (Peter and Ann Wilkes)
                                     10.30 am Sergia Balaqui and Arsenia Menicas RIP
(Venus Bernarte)

Monday 29th April     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                        10.00 am Xavier Viana (Alex & Ahlia Fernandes)

Tuesday 30th April     7.00 pm Intentions of Peggie Dunne ( Bridie Haylett)
       Followed by Exposition and Our Lady’s & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 1st May         9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                 10.00 am Lawrence Keefe RIP (Iris & Family)

Thursday 2nd May     9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 3rd May     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                 10.00 am Ed Jones RIP (Pat Coyne)

Saturday 4th May     10.00 am Una Smith RIP
                                        (Geraldine McCormick and Angela Underwood)
                                      6.00 pm Pat Dooley RIP (Marie Sullivan & Family)

Sunday 5th May     8.30 am Parishioners
                                   10.30 am Patrick Feeney RIP (Mrs. M. Feeney)

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 10.30am (following Mass) and Saturday 5.30pm (before Mass).

ANNIVERSARIES: George Lott, David Smythe, Mary Brady, Madeline Bull, Sean Rahim, Margaret McQuaid

FEAST DAYS: Sunday, Divine Mercy. Monday, St. Catherine of Sienna, Tuesday, St. George.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric and Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, George Waller, Ray Smith, Tommy Otte, Sr Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown, Tony Laws, David Latimer and Deirdre Collins.

OFFERTORY: Easter Offerings Gift Aid £1,600.75, Loose £760.03, Total £2,360.78.
Good Friday Collection for Holy Places, Gift Aid £52.00, Loose £225.67, Total £277.67.
This week’s Second Collection is for St George’s Cathedral.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson. Sunday 8.30am Larrisa/Rob; 10.30am Tilly and Ella. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Patricia. Sunday 8.30am Peter W. 10.30am Carole, Marlene, Patricia, Eileen W. Dorothy (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks. Front of Church:. Giovanni Aletta.  Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers.  Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox. Washing of Purificators: Norma. Flower Arranging Theresa and Graziella

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE to help tidy the flower beds in front of the church and hall. If you can spare a couple of hours on Saturday 4th May we hope you will join us. Weather permitting we will meet outside the church after the 10am Mass. Please bring your own gardening tools. Thank you for your support. Carole Hughes (Premises Committee).

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE, 23rd-30th August 2019: If you are interested in coming on the Catholic Association Pilgrimage as an Assisted Pilgrim (requiring assistance with mobility or care, including medical) or even volunteering as a helper, please see Tim Bowman or visit website:
Financial Assistance available. Deadline for applications 30th June.

CERTIFICATE OF DONATIONS Please collect your letters for the Tax Year 2018/2019 from the back of the church. Thank you for your generosity.

CHURCH FLOWERS: Thank you for your kind comments about this year’s Easter flowers and thank you for your generous donations towards the costs. With ever increasing prices, your contributions of just over £90 ensured a fitting display to celebrate the Resurrection. Please remember the flower box in the wall at the end of the church is always there if you want to help keep the church decorated! Sue Murphy

THE ECTOPIC PREGNANCY TRUST: This year I’m hoping to complete the ETP100, which is to run a distance of 1000 miles within the space of 12 months. I started on 1st January this year and so far have run over 300 miles. As part of this, on 28th April 2019, I will be running in the Virgin Money London Marathon. I’m doing this to raise money for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. Larissa and I have experienced ectopic pregnancy twice. It really is terrible to go through the joy of finding out that you’re expecting a baby and then to be told that it’s growing in the wrong place, and there is nothing that can be done. If you would like to sponsor me, or know more about The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust please visit my web page: Thank you. Rob O’Halloran

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – Sunday 7th July to mark St. John Fisher Day, following the 10.30 Mass. More details to follow. Thank you. Anne Rayer