Masses: Vigil: 6pm; Sunday: 9.30 am, 11am; Confessions 5.30 Saturday evening or on request. Tea in the hall after 9.30 and 11.00 Masses. Weekdays: Morning Prayer and Mass at 10.00
God of mercy,You wash away our sins in water,
you give us new birth in the Spirit, and redeem us in the blood of Christ.
As we celebrate Christ’s resurrection
Increase our awareness of these blessings,
And renew your gift of life within us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son, endless is the victory, thou o’er death hast won.
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,kept the folded grave clothes, where Thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,endless is the victory, thou o’er death hast won.
Lo, Jesus meets, risen from the tomb;lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom.
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing, for her Lord is living, death hath lost its sting.
St Gregory: Glory to God in the highest and peace to his people on earth. . . . . . . .
Reading: Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47
Psalm 117: This day was made by the Lord, we rejoice and are glad.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end;
Let the sons of Israel say: his love has no end. This day was made …..
The Lord’s right hand has triumphed, his right hand raised me up.
I shall not die, I shall live and recount his deeds. This day was…..
The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner-stone.
This is the work of the Lord, a marvel in our eyes. This day was made….
2nd reading: 1 Peter 1: 3-9
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. This day was made by the Lord.
We rejoice and are glad. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Gospel: John 20: 19-31
Preparation of Gifts: Canticle from Colossians 1:12-20
Let’s give thanks to God our Father who allows us all to share
in the joys of all the saints who live in light, as God’s true heirs.
God has brought us out of darkness to the kingdom of his Son:
Jesus is God’s most beloved who redeems us from our sin.
Jesus shows the face of God who can’t be grasped by human eye.
Jesus is the first expression of God’s love that unifies.
For in Jesus God created all we see and understand:
all in Jesus, all for Jesus, Jesus forms creation’s plan.
Jesus is the head of God’s Church; Jesus first in all the earth;
first to rise beyond the grave and first in ev’rything of worth;
for in Jesus all the fullness of our God has taken flesh;
heav’n and earth will come to wholeness through the saving blood of Christ.
St Bride Sanctus and Memorial: Christ has died . . .
St Andrew Lamb of God . . . . .
This is the bread come down from heaven, whoever eats of it will never die.
This is the cup of eternal life, whoever drinks of it will live for ever.
Processional communion hymn:
The love I have for you, my Lord, is only a shadow of your love for me;
only a shadow of your love for me, your deep abiding love.
My own belief in you, my Lord, is only a shadow of your faith in me,
only a shadow of your faith in me, your deep and lasting faith.
My life is in your hands, my life is in your hands.
My love for you will grow, my God, your light in me will shine.
The dream I have today, my Lord, is only a shadow of your dreams for me,
only a shadow of all that will be if I but follow you.
Copyright: Thine be the glory: Budry, Edmund L./Hoyle, Richard Birch .
Psalm 117: words taken from The Psalms: A new translation © The Grail and
music © Kevin Mayhew from Psalms of the Seasons.
Canticle from the Letter to the Colssians: words © Stephen E Smyth, St Mungo Music.
Only a Shadow: Words ã Carey Landrey.
Hymns reproduced with licence: Calamus Lic 0262 & CCL lic 74396
Parish offerings: 4th April 2010: 1st offering: £627.00 Gift aided 1st Offering: £219.00 2nd offering £272.00
Quarterly collection £70.00 Quarterly Gift Aided £50.00 Thanks very much, everyone.
Thanks very much to everyone who prepared for and took part in our Lent, Holy Week and Easter celebrations:
cleaning the church and fixing the lights, the flower arrangers, the sacristans, the choir, Jacqueline the organist and
Ronan the guitarist, the cantors, the servers (and a special ‘well done’ to Louise who retired as a server at Easter),
the Altar of Repose, the Powerpoint for the readings of the Easter Vigil, the Washing of the Feet, the social committee . . . . . . . . .
Congratulations to Joan Ventisei on her Confirmation at the Easter Vigil and her coming into full communion with the Church
– and thanks to her family, to Noi Corrigan who shared some of her faith journey, to Kathleen Lanigan and Grace Buckley,
her catechists, and to all who gave her their support on her journey of faith.
Starter Packs Collection
Many thanks to those who donated to our first collection. There was an added bit of excitement to this as the collection
was being filmed for Channel 4. It turned out to be a part of the “Secret Millionaire” series and Starter Packs have been
given a donation towards their work. See it on TV in September!
Meanwhile, they are still looking for items for their clients. They supplied over 100 new tenants in March alone!
Bedding, curtains, crockery etc. plus little extras like photo frames and toiletries. Keep an eye open for the
two-for-one offers and stock the extra one for our next collection – 20-22 June.
Our last stall sold just under £60 worth of goods – thanks again for your support. The next stall will be on 17/18 April
and we still have some mini-eggs for sale – Easter is extended!
World Youth Day in Madrid 2011: young people aged 18 – 35 on 5th August 2011 are invited to participate.
Candidates to represent the parish at this event will be subsidized by the Nicola Clare Fund. Names in by the end of April, please.
Low Sunday is now called the 2nd Sunday of Easter and is the day on which the Gospel reading always relates the story of “Doubting Thomas,”
in which Thomas the Apostle comes to believe in the Resurrection of Jesus only after being told by the resurrected Christ to place his finger
in the nail marks and his hand in His side. In the Gospel accounts, this event takes place on the eighth day after the Resurrection, hence their
significance for this Sunday (John 20:19-29).
Thanks to the Social Committee for the hospitality after the 11.00 Mass on Easter
Sunday and for the organising of the Easter Egg Hunt so enthusiastically enjoyed by
the children. A few successful egg-hunters can be seen rejoicing below. One of the eggs escaped detection and was found next day!