Third Sunday of Easter 2304.2023
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 23rd April
8.30 am David and Eileen Scott, 10th year aniv.
10 am Vittorio Barani, 18th anniversary
12 noon Gino Tomei, 1st anniversary
Mon 24th April St George, Martyr, Patron of England
10 am Veronica McGee, RIP
Tues 25th April St Mark, Evangelist
10am Barnachea family, thanksgiving
Weds 26th April NO MASS
Thurs 27th April Easter Feria
10 am Edward (Ted) McQuilkin, 2nd anniversary
Fri 28th April Easter Feria
10 am Carol Brohan, RIP
Sat 29th April Fourth Sunday of Easter
11am Funeral Mass for Judith Agholor
5pm Martin Wyrazik, 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, 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 16th April was £695.04. 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 held at St Mary’s on Wednesday 3rd May at 11 am. 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.
Judith Agholor RIP
The Funeral Mass for Judith Agholor, who passed away suddenly, will be held at St Mary’s on Saturday 29th April at 11 am. 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
Next Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday, the day we pray for priests and for vocations to the priesthood. The annual collection for the Priest Training Fund will take place next weekend. 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, and two studying in Rome. Last year 8 men who studied at Allen Hall were ordained to the priesthood to serve as our future priests. This fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your generous donation helps ensure we can support these men who are called to be like Christ the Good Shepherd. Donation envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please take one home, read the information, and bring it back next weekend with your donation. Please continue to pray for vocations and for our priests. You can use the QR code to make your donation online or visit www.rcdow.org.uk/donations. Thank you for your generosity.
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
On Monday, 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”.
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.