Saturday 16th April – Saturday 23rd April 2022

APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST

EASTER WEEK


Dear parishioners,


At Easter a glorious day dawns again. At the Vigil in the seven readings and psalms we journey with God’s people from creation to the glorious proclamation that all the law and the prophecies of old are accomplished in Jesus Christ through the divine work of his Resurrection from the dead. The bells will ring and we will sing again ‘Gloria in excelsis Deo’! This is THE great festival, ‘the day upon which freedom from suffering comes from suffering, immortality from death, life from the tomb, healing from a wound, resurrection from the fall, and ascension into heaven from the descent into hell’ * So does God perform his mighty works, bringing the incredible from the impossible to show that he alone is Lord of all. When in despair, remember the words of Jesus ‘nothing is impossible for God’.! In his death and resurrection, he shows us this is the Truth of God.

(*from an Easter Homily of Hippolytus of Rome, 3rd century)


THE UNION OF CATHOLIC MOTHERS:

Next meeting on Sunday 1st May, 12.00 noon.

First Holy Communion 2022


Next class: Saturday 23rd April 2022, 10.30.


CONFIRMATION 2022

Next meeting in house: Sunday 24th April 4.00 p.m.


‘CHILDREN’S LITURGY’

There will be a break for the Easter holidays.’ Children’s Liturgy’ will begin again next term. Date to be confirmed.

Deaths

For all our brothers and sisters who ate the Body of Christ, the bread of Life, that they may be raised up on the Last Day. (Drawn from the intercession of the Funeral Mass)

Please pray for the souls of:


Alan Gerard Turner. Funeral on Tuesday 10th May 2022 at Thamesview.


Deacon Michael Baldry. Funeral Requiem on Wednesday 20th April 2022 at 11.30 am.at Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen followed by committal at Eltham Crematorium.

The Knights of St Columba are also organising a Requiem Mass for the late Deacon Michael Baldry on Tuesday,19th of April at 7pm at St Stephen’s Church, Welling.

Deacon Michael was a Chaplain to the Welling Council for many years and organised the Lessness Abbey Procession every year in June. He also made a great contribution to the Ecumenical Agenda in South East London. All are welcome to attend."


May the divine assistance remain with them always, and may their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.


MASSES AND INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK: EASTER WEEK


Saturday 16th April HOLY SATURDAY (C)

+ 8.00 p.m. THE EASTER VIGIL

Sunday 17th April EASTER SUNDAY

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 9.00 a.m. The people of the parish

+ 11.00 a.m. SOLEMN LATIN MASS (with English Readings/ missa de angelis) Ann Marshall W.B.


Monday 18th April Easter Monday

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Priest’s private intention.


Tuesday 19th April Easter Tuesday

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Michael McDonagh R.I.P. ( 2nd anniversary)


Wednesday 20th April Easter Wednesday

The Daily Rosary at home.

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY


Thursday 21st April Easter Thursday

The Daily Rosary at home.

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

Friday 22nd April. Easter Friday

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 p.m. Deacon Michael Baldry R.I.P.

6.00 p.m. Choir Practice.


Saturday 23rd April Easter Saturday

9.30 a.m. Confessions

+ 10.00 a.m. Alice Sullivan R.I.P.

[+ 6.30 p.m. Second Sunday of Easter ( Low Sunday) Edna and John Hillier R.I.P.


APRIL PRAYER OF DEVOTION TO THE MOST HOLY EUCHARIST. ‘O Jesus Christ Remember’(to be said before The Most Blessed Sacrament or after receiving Holy Communion)


O Jesus Christ, remember, when you come again, upon the clouds of heaven, in glorious rays of light; when every eye shall see your deity revealed, that here at this altar in silence you’re concealed.


Remember then, O Saviour, as I submit to you, that here I bowed before you on my bended knee, that here I owned your presence, and did not you deny, and glorified your greatness, though hid from human eye.


Accept, divine Redeemer, the homage of my praise; be you the light and honour and hope for all my days. Be you my consolation when death is drawing nigh: be you my only treasure from every age to age.


(after Edward Caswell 1814 -1878)


Blessings and God’s peace to you all,

Fr Jonathon

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