TIMES OF MASS FOR THE SEVENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:    Vigil Mass of Pentecost at 8.00pm, followed by bring and share Agape
                    PARISH MASS  at 10.00am

       ORDINARY TIME RESUMES - WEEK 7 (WEEKDAY READINGS YEAR 2)

MONDAY:      Adoration at 8.30am   Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am 

 

TUESDAY:      FEAST OF MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH
                  Adoration at 5.30pm  Evening Mass at 6.00pm, followed by Scripture sharing group

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St Aldhelm, Abbot of Malmesbury, Bishop of Sherborne (7-8th cent)
                          Adoration at .630pmEvening Mass at 7.00pm

THURSDAY:   FEAST OF JESUS CHRIST, ETERNAL HIGH PRIEST
                       Mass at 12 noon, followed by Adoration until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:     Feast of St Bede the Venerable, Celtic Monk, priest, theologian (673-735)
                    Adoration  8.15am   Morning Prayer at 8.45am    Mass at 9.00am
                             Monthly Taizé Prayer around the Cross at 7.30pm

SATURDAY:   Feast of St Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratory, Reforming Priest (1515-1595)
                       Adoration  11.30am  Mass at 12 noon

                               Sacrament of Reconciliation:      after Mass and at 4.30pm 

TODAY   [1]   We celebrate the Second Greatest Feast of the Year - the Feast of Pentecost, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church of all generations! This is the Feast of Easter shared, of the new life entering into the depths of our being, the Spirit coming to us not just as gentle breath but also as Mighty Wind. Jesus’ promise to ‘be with us always’ is fulfilled for now he dwells not just by our side but in the very sanctuary of our being and personhood. We are empowered for ourMission to All Creation - ALLELUIA!
[2]   We begin celebrating Pentecost with the extended Vigil Mass at 8.00pm, followed by a bring and share Agape. Come and pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon yourself and your family, upon our whole parish family and the entire Church - that we might serve the Holy Spirit’s work of ‘renewing the face of the earth’ in the peace, freedom and divine humanity of the Kingdom!

NEXT SUNDAY   [1]   Having celebrated the great actions of God to bring Salvation and New Life to our world, now we celebrate the Being of God with the Feast of the Holy and Undivided Trinity. God’s actions flow from God’s Being - a network of Loving relationship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the Divine energy of love every reaching out to the Other and ever welcoming the gift of the Other - from all eternity. We are created in the image and likeness of this Divine Love, this pattern of loving relationship - in celebrating Who God is, we celebrate also who we are!
[2]   Very appropriately, we celebrate the Rite of Catechumen and the Baptism of our children at our 10am Mass - plunged into the inner life of Love that is God, enveloped in God’s loving through Baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

WORD OF GOD FOR SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER

Sunday     Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11 /Psalm 103 /1 Corinthians 12: 3=-7, 12-13 / John 20: 19-23

Monday         James 3: 13-18 / Psalm 18 / Mark 9: 14-29

Tuesday        James 4: 1-10 / Psalm 54 / Mark 9: 30-37

Wednesday   James 4: 13-17 / Psalm 48 / Mark 9: 38-40

Thursday      James 5: 1-6 / Psalm 48 / Mark 9: 41-50

Friday            James 5: 9-12 / Psalm 102 /Mark 10: 1-11

Saturday       James 5: 13-20 / Psalm 140 / Mark 10: 13-16

DIOCESAN PRAYER    The Diocese prays for the Parish in Communion for Mission of St Mary’s, Swindon, served by Fr Michael McAndrew, Deacon and Parish Administrator Elias Fernandes and all their community.