Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord


Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord Mass Readings: Page 176 – 190

Order of Mass: Pages 7– 47

Gospel (at the Procession or Solemn Entrance): as we are in Year B, we hear either Mark’s account or John’s account of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem on the colt of a donkey.

 First Reading: in what is known as one of Isaiah’s Songs of the Suffering Servant, the sufferer’s innocence and unflinching resolve are emphasised.

Psalm: based on Jesus’ own quotation of this psalm on the cross (as we hear in the Passion reading) the church interprets this as a prophecy of the Messiah’s passion.

Second Reading: in a beautifully poetic passage, St Paul explains Christ’s incarnation and crucifixion.

Passion: in Mark’s account, we hear of the anointing of Jesus’s feet by a woman, the Last Supper, the betrayal by Judas, the slumber of the disciples, the prayer and arrest of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, His ‘trial’ before the High Priest and before Pontius Pilate, Peter’s denial, Christ’s scourging and crucifixion, and His burial in a tomb.

By Fr David Gibbons, Centre for Catholic Formation


Sunday Teas:

This Sunday’s teas will be served by the volunteers.

Next Sunday’s Easter teas will be served by the Flower Arrangers.

Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.


Last Sunday’s collections: The 1st collection was £ 1104.03p (including Gift Aided £ 424.02p). The 2nd collection for Parish Funds was £ 100.29p. Thank you for your generosity. The 2nd collection today will be for Easter Flowers to decorate the altars. Good Friday collection is Papal Collection for the Holy Places.

Recently Deceased: Please pray for the souls and families of Olga Trype and Sylvia Devereaux. Olga Trype’s funeral will be on Wednesday 1st April at 1.30pm followed by the cremation at Beckenham Crematorium. Sylvia Devereaux’s funeral will be on Friday 10th April at 1pm followed by the cremation at Beckenham Crematorium. May their souls rest in peace.

Easter Penitential Service: This will be on Monday 30th March at 7.30pm. Private confessions will be available during this time.

Stations of the Cross will be on Wednesday 1st April after the Morning Mass at 9.30am, on Good Friday at 11am (Family Stations of the Cross) and 7:30pm

Wednesday Evenings in Lent and the Easter Season: Please note that there will be no meetings this week. The next meeting will be next Wednesday (8th April) at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.

21ST JUNE 2014 at St George’s Cathedral (Saturday afternoon) If you are celebrating your 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th+ wedding anniversary this year and would like to attend this very special Mass at St George’s Cathedral, where you can renew your vows, please write your names and address very clearly on the forms (in the Narthex), so that you can receive an invitation from the Archbishop.   LAST DAY TO APPLY IS APRIL 30!!!

Knights of St Columba Food Bank Collection: The Knights are collecting for the Penge Food Bank this weekend. Thank you for your kind donations.

Easter: Please do take home the Easter Card detailing all the services during Easter.


Bethlehem Nativity: A missionary group from Bethlehem Nativity are here this weekend to briefly talk about the Holy Land and to sell religious articles made out of olive wood from the Holy Land. These articles help and support the poor Christian families so any help you could give them would be greatly appreciated.

Parish Quiz Night: The Knights of St Columba are holding a quiz night in the Royston Club at 8pm on Friday 17th April. The cost is £2 each or £10 for a team of 6. All are welcome.

Challenging Presentations from a Catholic Perspective: You are invited to attend a Conference with Challenging Talks and Presentations from a Catholic Perspective on The Family; God’s Masterpiece by five Catholic Speakers on 2nd May at St George’s Cathedral, Amigo Hall from 9.30am until 6pm with opportunities to network with other attendees at the event. Please register online or go to or email or call 020 8857 9950.

Youth Festival: The Youth Festival is taking place on Saturday 20th June and will focus on some of the themes around Oscar Romero in light of his beatification this year.

Calling Married Couples: Marriage Encounter is a weekend away to explore where you are going and enliven your relationship, bringing you closer and deepening your commitment to your lifetime together. There are spaces available on the weekend at Park Place (Wickham, near Fareham, Hampshire) from 19th – 21st June. For information and online booking visit or contact Chris and Mary Farrall – 02380 275401.

Job Vacancies: Day & Night General/Care Assistants required at the Convent in West Wickham. To undertake domestic & care duties. For an informal enquiry or to request an application form please phone Sr Paula on 07522 694835 or email at: Closing date for applicants 12th April.

Good Shepherd Primary School are looking for a Deputy Head and a Class Teacher. Please visit their website for an application pack and further information

Knights of St Columba

When did we see you thirsty? (Matthew 25:31-46)  During Lent let us think of the people thirsting for God’s word. What can we do to help them? The Knights of St Columba were formed on the principles  of Charity, Unity and Fraternity, with the most important being Charity. This is at the heart of all our actions. The Lord regarded acts of mercy and charity as being most important. Therefore we invite more Catholic men to become more involved in the Lay Apostolate and Evangelising. If interested. Please contact:  Knights of St Columba, 75 Hillington Road South, Glasgow G52 2AE Tel: 0141 883 5700

Father Sunith and Father Stuart wish you all a Joyous and Blessed Easter.


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (29 Mar—05 Apr 2015) (Year B)

Sunday             29th   Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord
(Sat) 6:00pm




Bridie O’Sullivan RIP

People of the Parish

Vincent King RIP

The Holy Souls

Monday           30th   Monday of Holy Week


Bridget Curran RIP

+ Thomas Carr RIP

Tuesday           31st   Tuesday of Holy Week


Bridget Reasoner RIP

Intentions of Pauline Jacks

Wednesday         1st   Wednesday of Holy Week

   (Requiem Mass) …..      



Ivan Peter Farnon RIP

Olga Trype RIP

Thursday           2nd   Maundy Thursday


No Morning Mass

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Friday                 3rd      Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)
(Day of Fasting

     & Abstinence)                





Family Stations of the Cross

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion & Death

Stations of the Cross

Saturday             4th    Holy Saturday


No Morning Mass

Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter

Sunday                 5th








Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Conrad Thomas RIP

Nicholas Gorman RIP

Intentions of Christine Loveday

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