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Calling all Footballers

The parish needs a team of players, aged 16 – 45, to represent it in a 5-a-side football tournament to raise funds for Caring for the Animals Trust. The event will take place on Saturday, 8th May, from 12 noon – 3.00pm. If you would like to register for the event, please contact via email at josephburman@outlook.com. All welcome!

The Resurrection of Jesus was a Concrete Event

Christ’s resurrection is the strength, the secret, of Christianity. It is not a question of mythology or mere symbolism, but of a concrete event. It is confirmed by sure and convincing proofs. The acceptance of this truth, although the fruit of the Holy Spirit’s grace, rests at the same time on a solid historical base. [ … ] Evangelisation can begin only from a renewed experience of this mystery, accepted in faith and witnessed to in life.

Pope St John Paul II, 1996

Prayer to Saint Michael

The prayer to St Michael is recommended for use at this time

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle;

be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil;

may God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host,

by the power of God, thrust down to hell Satan, and all wicked spirits

who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.  Amen.

Make a Spritual Communion

When participating in Mass online, or at any other appropriate time, do choose to make a good Spiritual Communion:

I wish, my Lord, to receive you, with the purity, humility, and devotion with which your Most Holy Mother received you, and with the spirit and fervour of the saints.  Amen.