Readings: Exodus 24:3-8, Psalm 115, Hebrews 9:11-15, Mark 14:12-16, 22-26
SERVICES FOR WEEK 5th – 13th June 2021
Sat 5 June 11.00 Confessions
18.00 John Bowman RIP (Bowman)
Sun 6 June THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI)
08.30 May Feeney RIP (McQuaid)
10.30 Rufina Roque RIP (Bernarte)
Web – available anytime For the Parish
Week 10 A
Mon 7 June PKM
Tues 8 June 09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Joyce & Peter Harries RIP (Eida/Connolly)
Weds 9 June 09.30 St Columba Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Les Truman RIP (Truman)
Fri 11 June 09.30 Sacred Heart of Jesus Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Watson Family (Watson)
Sat 12 June 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Juliana Carvalho RIP (Kevan)
Sun 13 June 11TH SUNDAY (B)
08.30 Private.Intention (Robinson)
10.30 Kwame Osei Kissi RIP (Asaam)
Web – available anytime Placida D’Souza RIP (Fernandes)
SUNDAY MASS ON THE WEBSITE
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Emerging from Lockdown.
- Last week we reintroduced the offertory procession of bread and wine as well as the “collection” as part of our liturgy, but the collection cannot be taken through a basket or pouch being passed along the rows. I ask you therefore to please make your offerings in the baskets as you ENTER the church so that the basket can be brought forward in the procession. If you forget there will still be a basket there at the exit.
- Social distancing of 1 metre is now all that is required, given that we are continuing to wear face coverings, that we are not positioned face to face, that the level of ventilation is high and that we are not yet returning to communal singing or recitation of the Gloria and Creed.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Some have asked what happened to our sacramental preparation for the children and young people of our parish. Well, with Lockdown the programmes have sustained serious delays but are underway. First Reconciliation will be on Friday 11th June, First Communions will be on Sunday 11th July and Confirmations will be on 10th and 17th July.
These celebrations are special to the individuals involved but to all of us too, they are a great sign of the activity of God’s Holy Spirit amongst us.
Please pray for the children and young people involved, for their families and for their catechists.
Just a word about the Sacred Heart:
In Catholic churches and homes, a very popular image of Jesus is the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is the image of God’s love revealed in the pierced heart of His Son. It is the symbol of a love that conquers sin and transcends death, the symbol of the One who loved us to the end. Love has always been associated with the heart, so it was only natural that the love of God became represented by a heart, the heart of his Son Jesus. In him, God the Father revealed his infinite love for us. On the Friday after the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A newer image, but a similar one, represents the Divine Mercy of God.
“SOME DEFINITE SERVICE”: Missionary Network
The Church is made up of people and so is Some Definite Service – Catechists, Formators, Evangelizers, Deanery Mentors, Parish Leads. It is the goal and intention of the Agency and the archdiocese to invest time and energy in all involved in Some Definite Service, to ensure that those working in ministry are supported and do not feel isolated. Are you being called to be part of this network in a particular way? For more information, please visit: aec.rcaos.org.uk/sds.
THE PARISH HALL
We are beginning to make more use of our hall. Different activities are now permitted but as yet we cannot enjoy our usual social/hospitality functions. We hope that Sunday June 26th will be the first day we can enjoy refreshments after mass, and if that is so then we will surely mark the occasion – a generous parishioner has offered to buy the first round!
Please print off this newsletter, using the screenshots below, and post it through the door of any parishioner you know without electronic access and make sure everyone feels okay and feels connected.
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