Parish News – 26th May – The Most Holy Trinity

Pastoral Letter

There is a Pastoral Letter from Cardinal Archbishop Vincent Nichols this weekend for the feast of The Most Holy Trinity. Copies are available on the Newsletter Stand or on the diocesan website.

World Day for Children – 25/26 May

In 2023, Pope Francis declared that the Catholic Church’s first World Children’s Day would take place on 25-26 May, 2024. World Children’s Day invites children from around the globe, including those of other faiths, to join together in friendship and prayer. Mission Together is encouraging pupils to join with their global sisters and brothers and celebrate World Children’s Day in their school or parish.

St Peter’s and St Gildas’ School Summer Fair

Friday 7th June, 3-5pm, St Gildas’ School
Join us for lots of fun and support our Schools
+ bungee-run + face painting + tombola +
+ afternoon tea + tuck shop + bouncy castle +
+ craft table + penalty shoot out +

Rest in Peace

Kay Tracey’s funeral will take place here on Wednesday 29th May at 10am followed by cremation at Islington Crematorium at 11:45am.
The Funeral of Melvin Joseph Francis will take place on Wednesday 12th June at 12 noon.
May they rest in peace.

Contactless payments

We have a new contactless payments system which we hope will prove more reliable than our old one. However, as it is from a different supplier, the Gift Aid information from the previous system is not carried forward and if you wish to Gift Aid your contactless payments on the new system, it will be necessary to enter your information the first time you use a card. Thanks, in advance, for your co-operation!

Services

Sunday Masses are at 6:30pm (Saturday), 9:45am,  11:15am and 7pm.
Sunday Scripture readings
Notes on the Scripture readings
Normal Weekday Mass times (unless there is a funeral) are 9am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday after Morning Prayer at 8:45am.
7pm Mass Tuesday and, after mass, look at the different articles of the creed and aspects of our faith with Fr David in the presbytery.

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Scripture notes – The Most Holy Trinity – Year B – 26th May 2024

This feast is a transition between Easter and Ordinary time, and presents us with the mystery of Jesus in ‘the glory of the Father’ who, with the Spirit sent on Pentecost, is always there for us in our ‘ordinary’ daily lives.

The New Testament does not give a theological definition of what ‘The Trinity’ is, rather it gives us glimpses of how the early Christians experienced Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Despite catechism formulas and other illustrations, there remains a ‘Mystery’ beyond the power of our minds to grasp it. Perhaps people in our time can accept this when quantum science puts before us the unexplainable events of nature. The world of matter and energy as a hint to the reality of the world of the power of spirit.

Jesus stressed the relationship he offers between ourselves and our God, and that leads to the deep truth that relationship is at the heart of God, the love between the Three which reaches out to draw us into all that ‘faithful and enduring love’ which is always active and shown in action. Continue reading Scripture notes – The Most Holy Trinity – Year B – 26th May 2024

Parish News – 19th May – Pentecost

World Day for Children – 25/26 May

In 2023, Pope Francis declared that the Catholic Church’s first World Children’s Day would take place on 25-26 May, 2024. World Children’s Day invites children from around the globe, including those of other faiths, to join together in friendship and prayer. Mission Together is encouraging pupils to join with their global sisters and brothers and celebrate World Children’s Day in their school or parish. Continue reading Parish News – 19th May – Pentecost

Scripture notes – Pentecost – 23rd May 2021

Pentecost is the final great feast of the Easter season. On both the vigil and the feast, many biblical texts reflect on how the Holy Spirit works in our lives and in the church. While good for everyone to reflect on, they can be especially helpful to people who may still not be able to join a Sunday mass. Continue reading Scripture notes – Pentecost – 23rd May 2021

Scripture notes – 7th Sunday of Easter Year B – 12th May 2024

The liturgy is a transition from the Easter celebration of the Resurrection to the sending of the Holy Spirit on the disciples which we will celebrate next Sunday. That moment empowers them to take over the work of Christ, and the readings today continue some themes from the previous weeks that show their preparation for that change. Continue reading Scripture notes – 7th Sunday of Easter Year B – 12th May 2024

Parish News – 5th May

International Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians

The International Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians is celebrated annually on this Sunday, the Sixth Sunday of Easter. It offers an opportunity for Eastern and Western Christians to come together to pray for peace in the world – especially in the Middle East. The charity Fellowship and Aid to the Christians of the East (FACE) in partnership with the Dicastery for Oriental Churches helps organise this annual day of prayer, with the participation of Christians from all over Europe, the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and India. Eastern and Western Christians are encouraged to take this opportunity during the season of Easter to come together in prayer. Continue reading Parish News – 5th May