Mass Times: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.00am.
Monday Requiem Mass for May Murray at 10.45am.
Maundy Thursday – No morning Mass. Mass of the Lord’s supper 8.00pm. Watching until 10.00pm.
Good Friday– Stations at 11.00am. The Lord’s Passion 3.00pm
Holy Saturday – No morning Mass. Easter Vigil 6.30pm.
Easter Sunday – 9.15am and 11.00am
Theme: HOLY WEEK
Confessions: - Good Friday 11.30 – 12.30pm.
Children’s Easter Service: - Next Tuesday at 1.45pm. All are welcome! It’s BRILLIANT!
Masses Received: May Murray, John Heslop, Harry O’Brien, Emma Maria Whelan and Jeremy Fletcher (lately dead). Funeral for Jeremy Fletcher on Thurs. 20th April at 10.30am. Little George Edward McCauley (Birthday Memory). Pauline Bryan & Agnes Wadsworth (Anniversaries). Carol & Loughnan families (In thanksgiving). Special Intentions.
Welcome into the Family of St. Luke’s: Charlotte Amelia Davidson & Benjamin William Thorpe. Congratulations – Stephanie & Martin and Laura & Steve.
Parish Group AGM: 24 April in the Parish centre at 8.00 for 8.15pm. YOUR Church, YOUR Parish! YOUR Centre. Come along and help plan for the Centre’s future events. Everyone is welcome!
UCM: Wednesday 12th April in the Parish centre after 7.00pm Mass. Balance (£10) for the day trip required.
Short Stations of the Cross: Before all masses during Lent.
Walsingham: Diocesan Pilgrimage Saturday 6th May. Please see the notice board.
Bulletin: Please contact Terry on 794-2497 or Fr. John to pass on your suggestions and news items.
The Most Solemn and Most Sacred Week of the Year.
Joy, Sorrow and Glory
JOY - “Welcome! Hosanna to the Son of David.”
SORROW - “Kill! Crucify Him!”
GLORY – “He is not here! He has RISEN.”
Betrayed, Denied, Mocked, Beaten and Spat upon.
“Yes, HE WAS LED LIKE A SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER.”
The physical cruelty of the crucifixion was terrifying.
“Father, how wonderful you care for us!
How boundless your merciful love!
To ransom a slave, you gave away your only SON”
YES, EACH ONE OF US IS INVALUABLE IN THE EYES OF GOD.
And THE FINAL PEARL TO END!
“Are you going to the Holy Week Sevices, Betty”?
“Not on your life! They’re too gruesome”!!!
PS. Perhaps our greatest failings – INDIFFERENCE & INGRATITUDE!