TIMES OF MASS FOR EASTER WEEK 2019
SUNDAY: THE GREAT VIGIL MASS OF THE RESURRECTION (Sat at 9.00pm)
SOLEMN MASS OF RESURRECTION with child baptisms at 10.00am
MONDAY: Adoration at 9.15am Morning Prayer at 9.45am Mass at 10.00am
TUESDAY: Adoration at 5.30pm Evening Mass at 6.00pm
WEDNESDAY: Adoration at 5.30pm Evening Mass at 6.00pm (NB Change of time)
THURSDAY: Mass at 12 noon, followed by Adoration until 1.30pm
FRIDAY: Adoration at 8.15am Morning Prayer at 8.45am Mass at 9.30am (with school)
SATURDAY: Adoration at 8.30am Morning Prayer at 9.15am Mass at 9.30am
Wedding Service for Stephen Wenham & Rachel McKendry at 2.30pm (No Sacrament of Reconciliation today)
TODAY: As we celebrate New Life in Christ, we congratulate ur elected Catechumens who are baptised and confirmed at our Easter Vigil (Beryl, Yasin, Issa and David); we congratulate too our children baptised during the 10.00am Mass and their parents. After the weeks of Lent, and the pain-filled journey through the Passion and Death of the Lord, we arrive at the Victory of Love over Hate, the Victory of Light over Darkness, the victory of Holiness over the Sin, the Victory of Life over Death – the Resurrection of Our Lord and Brother Jesus Christ.
NEXT SUNDAY:  ‘Low Sunday’, the Octave Day of Easter: we celebrate the wonder of this Feast of Feasts throughout the week. In the early Church this was the only other day that Baptism was celebrated – an overflow if there were too many to be baptised during the Vigil itself. So we have the joy of once more celebrating baptism with a number of our children and their families
 The Word of God speaks to us of that first Christian Community in Jerusalem that was so close and loving that its life together that ‘great signs and wonders were worked among them’ and healing flowed from them into their city. They witnessed to the Risen Lord, the source of New Life! They were a community overflowing with healing and life empowering the witness of Peter and the other Apostles. The conversion of St Thomas from his doubt to profound faith came about because he returned to the Community of the Resurrection and discovered Jesus alive in the midst of them! Does this describe our parish, our Church?
 We celebrate a special Easter Mass with our Senior Citizens at 3.00pm – including the Sacrament of Anointing for Healing. Followed by refreshments – all are welcome.
DIOCESAN PRAYER The Diocese prays today for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of Our Lady of Glastonbury, Glastonbury, and St Michael, Shepton Mallet, served by Fr Bede Rowe, Parish Administrator, Miss Kim Woolmer and both their communities.
WORD OF GOD FOR EASTER WEEK LITURGY
Sunday Acts 10: 34-43 / Psalm 117 / Colossians 3: 1-4/ John 20: 1-9
Monday Acts 2: 14, 22-32 / Psalm 15 / Matthew 28: 8-15
Tuesday Acts 2: 36-41 / Psalm 32 / John 11-18
Wednesday Acts 3: 1-10 / Psalm 104 / Luke 24: 13-35
Thursday Acts 3: 11-26 / Psalm 8 / Luke 13: 35-48
Friday Acts 4: 1-12 / Psalm 17 / John 21: 1-14
Saturday Acts 4: 13-21 / Psalm 117 / Mark 16: 9-15