Second Sunday of Easter 16.04.2023
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 16th April
8.30 am Arturo JR, Esmeralda RIP
10 am Lilian Murphy RIP
12 noon Private Intention
Mon 17th April Easter Feria
10 am Sean Byrne RIP
Tues 18th April Easter Feria
10am Elizabeth Whelan Ints
Weds 19th April NO MASS
Thurs 20th April Easter Feria
10 am Gunam Satkunarajan RIP
Fri 21st April Easter Feria
10 am Gino Tomei RIP
Sat 22nd April Third Sunday of Easter
5pm Raymond Tissot RIP
Saturday 10 am – 11am; 4.30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition
Let us keep in our prayers: 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 and Martin Wyrazik, whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.
The offertory collection for Easter Sunday was £2299:77. The Good Friday collection in support of the “Holy Places” was £301:46. Many thanks. 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.
Fr Peter writes: Thank you for your lovely Easter Gifts, either in the offertory or your personal gifts. These have been difficult financial months, so your generosity and kindness are very much appreciated. Thank you.
Fr Peter writes: Due to a change in circumstance, Deacon Dom will not be ordained to the priesthood in June. He will be ordained at a later date. In the mean-time we thank him for his continued work at St Marys and keep him in our prayers.
Holy Week Thanks:
Fr Peter writes: “As per usual our Holy Week celebrations were a wonderful combined effort. I would like to thank Marie-Jeane, Marie G. and Holly for the beautiful decorations in church from the Garden of Repose to Easter Sunday. I would like to thank Helen for playing the organ and organizing the singers. Liz, George, Melody and Deacon Dom for helping over the 4 important days. I would like to thank the 15 feet, the brilliant readers and the fantastic servers as well as Pat for lighting the Easter Fire and burning his fingers! Finally, thank you for your cards and gifts. A parish priest can only preside at the Triduum, if supported by the prayers of parishioners, and I felt those during Holy Week. Thank you.”
In two weeks, Fr Peter and a gallant brigade of St Mary’s parishioners will be going on pilgrimage to Lourdes. If you would like them to take your petitions to our Lady’s shrine, please post them through the presbytery letter box in an envelope marked “Lourdes”.
Second Hand Premier Football Team Shirts needed!
Over the years the Aysanew Kassa Trust has supported really really poor children in the high school in Azezo, Ethiopia to complete their education.
In addition, they help the nuns who run a boarding school for blind and partially sighted children by providing a range of materials such as teachers for sport and It, laptops and digital recorders etc as well as small building projects such as a gazebo and sick bay. The children like our children are sports crazy especially football and can recite the names of most premier league team players! If you have any football tee shirts or sweatshirts that you no longer require Jean bailey will ensure that they get to the children...so please check your cupboards and drawers....Jean will pick them up from the church. Please hand them in to the sacristy after any Mass - Thank you
St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School – Lunchtime Supervisor Vacancy
Required as soon as possible – closing date Friday 21st April Midday – interviews the following week. A Support Staff application form and Job Description are available on the school website. Please send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder to Parents:
Fr Peter writes: “Mass can be a busy reflective time. Please do not worry if your pre-school child has a charismatic moment, everyone understands, and parents of whatever age child will be sympathetic to your plight. I have asbestos ears and rarely hear a child when they have an inner compulsion to yell. Do not worry! Also, please, all parents, always accompany your child to the bathroom in the porch. Many thanks.