Holy Week Leaflet(click to download PDF)
We congratulate those adults received into closer communion with the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil: may they be strengthened in their Faith and given the graces they need to witness to the Risen Christ. A further group of adults are preparing for Confirmation at Pentecost.
We welcome Father Bryan Jerabek a priest of the Birmingham Diocese in Alabama, USA, who is with us in the rectory over the Easter weekend|: he is at present studying canon law in Rome.
Next Sunday, as well as seeing the canonisation of Pope John XX111 and Pope John Paul 11, is DIVINE MERCY Sunday and this will be marked here by the usual devotions starting from 1.30pm and leading into the 4pm Mass.
Your response to this year’s appeal for Lent Alms from the Cardinal has evoked a very generous response of £2,224 (up to last weekend). The money raised will be divided between Aid to the Church in Need for humanitarian aid in Syria and the Bakhita foundation to help victims of modern slavery: further contributions can be left in the marked lost by the main door.
Mass will be celebrated on Easter Monday at 10am (only)
New sets of WEEKLY GIVING ENVELOPES are available at the back of church. Please pick up your box and if you cannot find one in your name, or would like to begin to give in this simple but efficient way on a regular basis, fill in one of the forms provided.
The SVP fund raising Piano Recital by Felipe Brown, the international concert pianist on Wednesday 21st May. Tickets, £15, £20 & £25 including Chilean wine during the interval. Pay by cash, cheque of bank transfer. Please contact Bill Metcalf on 07768 315097 or firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteers to help with sales also welcome.
This year’s bike ride to raise funds for the work with the homeless undertaken by our chapter of the St Vincent de Paul Society will take place on Sunday 29th June. Cyclists of all abilities area invited on a friendly group ride from Westminster Cathedral to join the Pilgrims’ Way in Surrey with options to ride from 25 to 50 miles overall. Please pick up detail at the back of church or contact Bill Metcalf (as above) or Simon Webb email@example.com or07866 545123
Also for your diary – on Sunday 22nd June, which is the feast of Corpus Christi, we are planning a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament from Farm Street to Spanish Place. We hope it is going to be a great act of witness in W1 so mark the date and time (5.15pm start) in your diary and begin to encourage others to do the same.
Do you ever visit the Repository we have in church? It is normally open after most Sunday Masses and offers a wide variety of articles of devotion, greetings cards, and prayer books.
Last week’s giving £3,114 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)