2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER
08.30 Margaret Bates RIP (Haylett)
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08.30 Krystyna Witulska RIP (Jeyaseelan/Connolly)
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Several of you appreciated the extract from the Passion and Easter poem that I put in the newsletter last week so I thought I would just include two more verses relevant to this week’s gospel :
In the wounds of death, they see new life,
the defeated Jesus becomes the risen Christ,
who now holds them with his eyes and says:
“As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.
No more locks doors, no more hiding in fear,
your mission is to the world, spreading out from here,
and not in your own power,
but in my Spirit’s way,
to bring to all the mercy,
I have shown to you this Resurrection day.
Break through the doors of sin and shame,
and forgive others in my name.”
With this he breathes on them,
igniting the Spirit’s fire,
sparking to life in each disciple and apostle’s desire.
Filled now with their Lord’s peace, purpose and power,
these men run towards the bolted door,
and with one pull burst out into the street,
no longer afraid, no longer in retreat,
but bold and hungry for souls,
themselves risen from the dead, a radical rebirth,
sent out, empowered,
to renew the face of the earth.
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH. – Archbishop John Wilson
On behalf of the Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of Southwark, I wish to express my profound sorrow at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
In union with the entire nation, we mourn the loss of not only an esteemed and respected member of the Royal Family, but also a man who exemplified the very best qualities of courage, fortitude and loyalty. Although born into a very different world, his example and witness leave us, here in this present age, with a lasting and enduring legacy of the timeless paradigm of duty and service.
In this season of Eastertide, when we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and his victory over death, we pray that His Royal Highness will rest in peace and rise in glory. We also remember in our prayers Her Majesty the Queen and all members of the Royal Family at this sad time, offering to them our sincerest condolences.
HEAD TEACHER VACANCY
Following the retirement of our Head Teacher, the Governing Body of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Old Road, Crayford, DA1 4DZ, wish to appoint an inspirational and dedicated new Head Teacher for this happy and Ofsted rated ’good’ school. Number of children on roll 213, salary range L13 to L21 (£60,073-£71,666), starting in September 2021. Application details and are on the school website Closing date Friday 23rd April 2021 at noon.
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