Fourth Sunday of Easter 30.04.2023
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 30th April
8.30 am Anna Ryan, intentions
10 am Peiris Family, intentions
12 noon A private intention
Mon 1st May Easter Feria
10 am Martin Brennan, 2nd anniversary
Tues 2nd May St Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor
10am People of the Parish
Weds 3rd May
11am Funeral Mass for Lilian Murphy, RIP
Thurs 4th May The English Martyrs
10 am Julia Kerrigan, intentions
Fri 5th May Easter Feria
10 am Rita Graham, RIP
Sat 6th May Fifth Sunday of Easter
5pm Philip McGovern, anniversary
Saturday 10 am – 11am; 4.30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition
Let us keep in our prayers: Michael O’Boy, Christina Cahill, Eric Nicholas Darwent, Therese Kemp, John O’Shea, Rekha, Bina, Noel, Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Karina McKiernan and Izabela Lissowska – all unwell at this time. We also pray for:: Gino Tomei, James Meally, Peter Sartori, Noel Ryan, Donato Merola, Siobhan Lynch, Dennis Lennane, Susan Wren, Geraldine Day, Catherine Kelly, Josephine Okuyiga, Jane Ikwueke, Maureen O Sullivan, Patrick Reilly, Ann Gourdarznia, Nina Cole, Lorenzo Marcantuono, Pat McMahon, Michael Walsh Esther Ampomah Arhin, Peter McHugh, Marguerite Kyunga, Kathleen Molloy, Maria Pini, Madeleine Melling, Jenifer Danvers, Enrico Soracchi, Raymond Tissot, Sr Theresa, Patricia Caddle, Antonio Ostacchini, Lilian Murphy, Martin Wyrazik, Rita Graham and Judith Agholor whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.
The offertory collection for the week ending 23rd April was £922.64 . Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s. Please contact the parish office for a Standing Order form.
Lilian Murphy RIP
The Funeral Mass for Lilian Murphy will be at 11am on Wednesday. Let us keep Peter in our prayers. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
Priests’ Training Fund – Second Collection
This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday and our second collection will support the Priest Training Fund. This fund pays for the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood. There are currently 48 men studying at Allen Hall seminary, 14 of whom are from our own Diocese, with two studying in Rome. Last year 8 men who studied at Allen Hall were ordained to the priesthood to serve as our future priests. The fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your gift ensures we can provide training for these men responding to Christ’s call to dedicate their lives to serve God’s people. Please be as generous as you can. Please also pray for vocations and for all our priests. If you do not have a donation envelope, plenty are still available at the back of the church. Yu can use the QR code to make your donation online or visit www.rcdow.org.uk/donations. Thank you for your generosity.
Catholic Identity Cards:
Fr Peter writes: “A very kind parishioner has printed “Catholic Identity Cards” (to have in our purses and wallets) in the event we have an accident. The card request that hospital staff or paramedics ask for me or an ‘on call’ RC healthcare chaplain to visit and anoint you.”
Only Two Weeks to go!
· For the International Feast Day Mass at 11am – You are invited to come in your National Dress.
· Please let Fr Peter know if you would like to read or say a prayer in a language unique to your culture.
Outside Stations of the Cross:
The outside stations have been changed to reflect the Good News of the Resurrection. You can use Fr Terry’s book on the Stations of the Resurrection (available in the porch) to pray these important episodes in the life of the early church.
Parish Trip to Lourdes:
Fr Peter writes: “We had a joyful and peaceful pilgrimage to Lourdes. Our Lady held us in her care gracing us with humour and contentment. We prayed for all of you many times during the week. We must do another pilgrimage soon!
OLOL – Marathon Heroes!
Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School N12 is massively appreciative of all the donations to the NSPCC and are proud to announce that, together, we've raised £4,452.00! 50 children from OLOL, the Executive Head, Barbara Costa, and the Head of School, Heather Kilcommons, ran the world's biggest Marathon along the iconic route at the TCS London Marathon and are still buzzing from the event and how much they've raised for such a wonderful charity which will bring hope and change to many children and families. Thank you, from all of us at OLOL.
Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla
Next Sunday’s 10am Mass will include Coronation prayers for King Charles III and Queen Camilla. Below is a prayer you are requested to pray on Friday and Saturday. King Charles carries on his late mothers work of being a monarch who seeks to protect the right of religious freedom in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. We join our prayers with Cardinal Vincent for King Charles.
PRAYER FOR THE KING
Almighty God, we pray,
that your servant Charles, our King,
who, by your providence has received the governance of this realm, may continue to grow in every virtue,
that, imbued with your heavenly grace,
he may be preserved from all that is harmful and evil
and, being blessed with your favour
may, with his consort and the royal family,
come at last into your presence,
through Christ who is the way, the truth and the life
and who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.