Mass Times

SUNDAY:          PARISH MASS at 10am (live-steamed: Parish Website)

MONDAY:        Adoration at 5.30pm   Service of Word & Communion at 6.00pm

 TUESDAY:      Adoration at 5.30pm   Service of Word & Communion at 6.30pm

WEDNESDAY:   Adoration at 5.30pm   Service of Word & Communion at 6.30pm

THURSDAY:     Adoration at 11.30am Mass at 12noon (NB Change of Mass times)

FRIDAY:          Adoration at 8.30.am Mass at 9.00am (NB Change of Mass times)

SATURDAY:   Adoration at 11.00am Mass at 12.00 noon
        Evening Prayer and Adoration at 5.30pm (live-streamed – Parish FaceBook)

                        Sacrament of Reconciliation: by appointment only                

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SUNDAY:    PARISH MASS (3rd Sunday of Easter) at 10.00am (live-steamed: Parish Website)
                          Mass with LBGTQ+ community & friends at 3.00pm (live-steamed Parish Website)

MONDAY:        Adoration at 5.30pm   Service of Word and Communion at 6.00pm 

 TUESDAY:      Adoration at 6.00pm Mass at 6.30pm

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury & Theologian (died 1109)
                                    Prayer and Reflection at 10.30am (live-streamed on Face Book)
                                    Adoration at 6.00pm Mass at 6.30pm (live-steamed: Parish Website)

THURSDAY:      Adoration at 11.30am Mass at 12 noon (NB Change of Mass times)

FRIDAY:          Feast of St George, Martyr, Patron of England (died 303)
                              Adoration at 8.30.am Mass at 9.00am (NB Change of Mass times)

SATURDAY:   Adoration at 11.00am Mass at 12.00 noon
                             Stations of the Resurrection at 5.30pm (live-streamed on Parish Face Book)

                         Sacrament of Reconciliation: by appointment only

11/4/2021 [1] ‘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. Sadly and unexpectedly, this year we have no baptism to celebrate.
[2] 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?

18/4/2021    [1] The Third Sunday of Easter celebrates the Risen Christ whom we meet in the ‘Breaking of the Bread’, the Eucharist which gathers around Him and nourishes the life and love of Christ Jesus, the Crucified Risen One. May our ‘hearts burn within us’ as we listen to His Word, bathe in His love and recognise Him among us in the Breaking of the Bread! The Eucharist is the Sacrament of the Resurrection, forming us, the Church, the Body of Christ, to become Sacrament of the Risen Christ, transforming our world in love.
[2] We rejoice to celebrate at our 10.00am Mass the Rite of Adult Catechumen with seven people preparing for Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist on Pentecost Sunday:  Naomi, Mary, Jordan, Michaelay, Kimberlee and Abel and Issa – please pray for them.
[3] Mass with our LBGTQ+ community at 3.00pm – all are welcome!

DIOCESAN PRAYER    On 11th April, the Diocese prays for the parishes in Communion for Mission of St Patrick, Brockworth and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Churchdown (Glos), served by Fr Christopher Hickey, Fr Paul Brandon Deacon Brendan Vaughan-Spruce, Parish Administrators Mrs Marianne Roberts, Lilly Vujakovic and both their communities.
On 18th April, the Diocese prays for the parishes in Communion for Mission of St Edmund of Canterbury, Calne and St Anthony of Padua, Melksham (Wiltshire), served by Fr Vincent Curtis, Parish Administrator Mrs Sharon Pearce and both their communities.

PRAY FOR THIS WEEK’S PARISH MINISTRY OR MISSION This week, pray God’s Blessing for all serving the Ministry of Healing. Healing was at the heart of Jesus Proclamation of Good News, of the ‘in-breaking Kingdom of God’. His Word was made flesh in healing of body, mind and spirit. Some of us are trained in praying healing with and for our sisters and brothers; others work professionally in healing professions – doctors, nurses, care workers, blood transfusion units, paramedics, counsellors, psychotherapists etc. We are all called to serve the healing of others – all called to build a ‘field hospital’ parish. Please pray for all who serve God’s healing love in our world and though our community. Furthermore, we are exploring how we can respond to the increase of mental illness during and following the pandemic. If you would like to know more about the ministry of healing prayer, please contact Richard or Mary.

WORD OF GOD FOR SECOND WEEK OF EASTER
Sunday              Acts of the Apostles 4: 32-35 / Psalm 117 / 1 John 5: 1-6 / John 20: 19-31
Monday             Acts of the Apostles 4: 23-31 / Psalm 2 / John 3: 1-8
Tuesday           Acts of the Apostles 4: 32-37 / Psalm 92 / John 3: 7-15
Wednesday   Acts of the Apostles 5: 17-26 / Psalm 33 / John 3: 16-21
Thursday        Acts of the Apostles 5: 27-33 / Ps 33 / John 3: 31-36
Friday               Acts of the Apostles 5: 34-42 / Psalm 26 / John 6: 1-15
Saturday        Acts of the Apostles 6: 1-7 / Psalm 32 / John 6: 16-21