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Sixth Sunday of Easter 14.05.2023



MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS


Sun 14th May

8.30 am Terry Nelson

11 am People of the Parish

Mon 15th May Easter Feria

10 am Lilian Murphy, RIP

Tues 16th May Easter Feria

10am Tim Shea, RIP

Weds 17th May NO MASS

Thurs 18th May The Ascension of the Lord

10 am Primo and Alda Zani, anniversaries

7.30 pm Lilian Murphy, RIP

Fri 19th May Easter Feria

10 am Lilian Murphy, RIP

Sat 13th May Seventh Sunday of Easter

5pm Mairead Cunningham, RIP


Saturday 10 am – 11am; 4.30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition

Your Prayers:

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:: Madeleine Melling, Jenifer Danvers, Enrico Soracchi, Raymond Tissot, Sr Theresa, Antonio Ostacchini, Lilian Murphy, Martin Wyrazik, Rita Graham, Judith Agholor and Anne Kennedy whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.


Offertory:

The offertory collection for the week ending 7TH May was £773.06 . 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.


Eucharistic Minister and Reader Rotas

The present rotas end on Sunday 21st May. New rotas will be drawn up for the period of 28th May to 22nd October, excluding as usual five weekends of the school summer holidays, this year from 30th July to 27th August inclusive. If you cannot read on a particular day or you wish to change the mass you usually attend, please let Yvonne in the parish office know by Monday 15th May.


Thursday is a Holy Day of Obligation – “The Ascension of the Lord”

Thursday is the Ascension of the Lord, and a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be at 10 am and 7.30 pm.


Lilian Murphy and Mary’s Meals Collection

As you may be aware, it was requested that, in lieu of floral contributions to Lilian’s recent funeral, a collection was to be made for “Mary’s Meals”. Your generosity raised £608.37 for a very worthy cause.

St Mary’s SVP Social evening Saturday 3rd June at 6pm

The SVP are once again hosting a social evening to help to raise funds for its activities helping individuals and families in need. A hot supper will be served [meat lasagne or vegetarian option] at 6pm followed by a wonderful film that is the sequel to one we all enjoyed last year it is based on a true story set in Cornwall. Tickets will be sold before and after the weekend masses 20/21 and 27/28 May by SVP members Michael, Fintan, Joan, Nicola and Jean Price £15 per person includes supper, soft drinks and ice creams. Bring your own alcohol.


The Aysanew Kassa Trust

The Aysanew Kassa Trust thank the very generous parishioners who have parted with their football shirts and shorts for the blind children in Azezo, Ethiopia. If others still want to donate theirs, please just leave them with Fr Peter.

Also, for those who like a challenge how about joining us on 20th May for a bit of fun searching for clocks in the City of London. Adults are asked, if possible, to donate £30 but children go free. A prize awaits the one who completes the task first! Details can be found on the notice board at the back of the church or from Daniel Servini or Jean Bailey.

The Return of the Chalice:

Fr Peter writes: “The Bishops Conference of England & Wales has permitted Holy Communion being distributed under both kinds. This means that parishioners can return to drinking the precious blood from the chalice. This will take some time to co-ordinate but it is good to know that we are once again able to follow the command of Christ to eat His body and drink His blood.”


St Mary’s Mens Group:

The St Mary’s Mens Group will meet for breakfast in the presbytery at 9am on Saturday 27th May. If you didn’t see the recent sign up list and would like to attend please let Fr Peter or Deacon Dom know.



St Francis of Assisi Exhibition at the National Gallery

A wonderful exhibition of paintings and artifacts connected to St Francis has just opened at the National Gallery. It includes a habit worn by the Saint. The exhibition is open to the public until 30th July and has free entry.




May 31st visit of Blessed Carlo Acutis's mother.

Bishop Nicholas Hudson and Westminster Youth Ministry are hosting a Eucharistic Adoration event for young people from the diocese. This will take place on Wednesday 31st May from 7.30pm to 9pm at Farm St Church in Mayfair, and Bishop Nicholas will be assisted by our World Youth Day Pilgrims. During the event, there will be a talk by Antonia Salzano, the mother of Blessed Carlo Acutis. She is on a short family visit to London and has very generously agreed to speak to our young people at this event. Her talk will be focused on Blessed Carlo's trust and focus on the Lord in the Eucharist.

If you are secondary school age and would like to go, please sign the list at the back of the church.



Loving God,

you bring us on a journey,

to a place of holiness,

a place of peace,

a place of fellowship,

a place of encounter,

a place of beauty,

a place where faith is lived,

and your love made known,

your hope held out…


in the past,

in the present

and into the future.


You bring us to St Mary’s.

Amen.

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