Prayer of Pope Francis for Vocations

LORD OF THE HARVEST,

  • BLESS young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call. Open their hearts to great ideals, to great things.
  • INSPIRE all of your disciples to mutual love and giving—for vocations blossom in the good soil of faithful people.
  • INSTILL those in religious life, parish ministries, and families with the confidence and grace to invite others to embrace the bold and noble path of a life consecrated to you.
  • UNITE us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament, so that we may cooperate with you in building your reign of mercy and truth, of justice and peace. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Internatonal Mass and Shared Lunch

Our parish International Mass, followed by a shared international lunch in Sion Senior School hall, will take place on Sunday 12th May at 10.30am. We invite parishioners to come dressed in their national costume and to bring with them, to the hall, a dish of food to share. People who could kindly help to set up in Sion hall, please contact Mary Murphy or Teresa Corkery. Thank you.

Do Not Be Afraid!

As he said to the terrified Apostles on the wind-swept sea, Christ says once more to the men and women of our time: “Take heart, it is I; have no fear!”

(Mk 6:50). If he is with us, why should we fear? However dark the horizon of humanity may seem, today we celebrate the radiant triumph of Easter joy. If a contrary wind slows the march of peoples, if the sea of history is tossed by storms, let no one yield to dismay and lack of trust! Christ is risen; Christ is alive in our midst; truly present in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, he offers himself as the Bread of salvation, Bread for the poor, the Food of wayfarers.

Pope John Paul II, 2003

Holy Week 2019

Holy Week

Holy Week, the Sacred Truduum

Holy Thursday (18th April)

  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30pm
  • Following Mass, watching with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel to 12am

Good Friday (19th April)

  • Children’s Way of the Cross at 10:30am
  • Ecumenical Walk of Witness: gather 11.30am at Salvation Army, Crescent Road.
  • Solemnity of the Lord’s Passion at 3pm

Easter Services

Easter Vigil (Saturday 20th April)

  • First Mass of Easter at 8:30pm

Easter Day (Sunday 21st April)

  • Easter Mass at 8:30am
  • Easter Mass at 10:30am
  • Remember there will not be a Sunday Mass at 5:30pm

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Chrism Mass

This annual Mass, at which the Bishop blesses the oils for the celebration of the sacraments throughout the year, takes place, as always, on the Wednesday of Holy Week at Arundel Cathedral. The Mass is at 6.00pm. All are welcome.

Please note that our parish Mass that day is at the earlier time of 10.00am.