Easter Sunday (C)
Mass Readings: 258 – 262
Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 60
‘Seeing is believing’; the witness of the apostolic group to the resurrection of Jesus. This witness we are invited to rely on and to share ourselves. Then we begin the process by which newness of life becomes a reality for us just as it did for the apostles. Forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus Christ—this is the message of the Church for our age too, to be preached ‘in sincerity and in truth’.
We know there are so many horrors throughout the world. Let us hope that they will not be made worse over the Easter period. Let us more positively hope and pray that there may be greater peace, more joy, more prayer, so that God’s human race may allow him more opportunity to work out his will through us. We surely have to go through Holy Week to come to Easter. Our Passion, our Holy Week, is the living of life here day by day. This is the common plan for all people. It varies—some live a short time, some a long time—some seem to have a huge dose of pain—some seem to have very little. Well—what each of us should do is to start where we are and live from there. So, in the yearly calendar, we have come through to Easter—with all its joy. Please enjoy it! And this will mean joining the central point of the festival—Jesus risen from the dead. Alleluia! This is the day the Lord has made. Alleluia!
This Sunday teas will be served by the French Speaking Prayer Group (if there are enough volunteers available).
Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the SVP Group.
Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.
Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £594.15p + £475.61p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £1069.76p. The 2nd collection for Easter Flowers was £124.61p. Thank you for your generosity.
Easter Offerings: Collections at all Masses this week-end will be your personal gift to Fr Sunith showing your appreciation for his ministry. GiftAiders: Please use the special envelopes from your boxed sets.
Blessed Sacrament: We will continue to have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm until further notice.
A Big Thank you: to all who took part in the Watching at the Altar of Repose.
Holy Communion Classes: The next date is Saturday 4th May from 10.30am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre.
Easter Prayers: Congratulations to Idalina Milhano and Sandra Ohene who are both about to embark on their spiritual journey in the Catholic faith this weekend. Idalina will receive her First Holy Communion and her Confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass. Sandra will be baptised and receive her First Holy Communion and her Confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass. Please pray for them.
Pilgrimage to Lindisfarne for young Adults (20s and 30s): From Wednesday 24th April to Sunday 28th April 2019 there will be a time to walk along part of St.Cuthbert’s way, reflect and pray with other young adults and spend time on the beautiful island of Lindisfarne. Accommodation is in a basic bunkhouse near St Cuthbert’s cave. Cost – £85 to cover food and accommodation. For more information email email@example.com or find us on facebook (FCJ Young Adult Network)
General Security: For reasons of church security please do not leave any unauthorized items in the narthex.
Alpha Course: There will be an Alpha Course held at SS Joseph and Swithun Parishfrom 1st May to 10th July. Sessions will be held at St Josephs Parish Hall from 7.30—9.30pm. Contact Andrew Yacoub at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Crosby at email@example.com and visit alpha.org/catholic-context/home. Please see the poster on the notice board.
Fundraiser Quiz Night: On Saturday 18th May there will be a quiz night (supporting Bromley Relief in Need) at Bromley Parish Church, Church Road, Bromley BR2 0EG. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also see the notice board.
Events at the House of Prayer in East Molesey: The Wisdom of Love in the Song of Songs: Monday 27 (Bank Holiday) – Friday 31 May; Led by Stefan Gillow Reynolds; Cost: £320.00. The Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon, is the greatest poem in the Bible and many feel the most sublime poem ever written. The retreat will focus on the different levels of meaning in the Song, uncovering the story behind it but also seeing how it can speak to us today. Two aspects of life in particular are illumined by the Song: relations with those we love and contemplation of God. Dr Gillow Reynolds will facilitate an engaged encounter with the poem, with periods of meditation and chances for creative practice, developing our own creativity and enjoyment of the art and literature that the Song has inspired through the ages. Arrive on Monday in time for supper at 6.00 pm and leave on Friday at 4.00 pm. To book, please contact us on: 020 8941 2313 or e-mail: email@example.com
Marriage Help – Retrouvaille: has helped tens of thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. This programme can help you too. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about Retrouvaille or to register for the next programme commencing with a residential weekend on 7th – 9th June 2019. Call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org – or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk. Call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 – or email email@example.com or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk
Gift Aid: If you are a visitor to St Anthony’s, please note that One-Off Gift Aid Envelopes are available at the back of the church in the narthex if you wish to use them.
Please pray for the sick of the Parish: John Whelan, John Barry, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, and Michael Creech.
Father Sunith and Father Stuart would like to wish you all a safe, happy and holy Easter.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (21st April—28th April 2019) (Year: C)
|Sunday 21st||EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION|
|Easter Vigil & 1st Mass of Easter
Christopher Alaneme RIP
Lewis & Sepha BritoBabapulle (Wedding Anniv)
|Monday 22nd||Monday within the Octave|
|9:30am||Arthur & Elvira Jones|
|Tuesday 23rd||Tuesday within the Octave|
|Esther Chukumah (Special Ints.)
John Whealan Ints.
|Wednesday 24th||Wednesday within the Octave|
|9:30am||George Loader RIP|
|Thursday 25th||Thursday within the Octave|
|9:30am||Thanksgiving for New Life|
|Friday 26th||Friday within the Octave|
|9:30am||Intentions of Gifty Wayoe|
|Saturday 27th||Saturday within the Octave|
|9:30am||Timothy & Marjorie Kelleher|
|SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
Tommy Neevan RIP
Christopher Alaneme RIP
People of the Parish
John Lenden RIP
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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