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Sea Sunday 2015
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Written by Apostleship of the Sea   
Saturday, 06 June 2015 17:35

Sea Sunday is on July 12. Watch this Sea Sunday video.

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015 21:23
 
The Life of Christ
Events - Upcoming
Written by Edoardo Albert   
Saturday, 30 May 2015 06:46

 

The greatest story of all time, movingly recreated by a cast of over 200 – authentic detail, outstanding quality sound and music – the Life of Christ is an experience not to be missed. It is both educational and entertaining, amusing and serious.

Enjoy the beauty of the Wintershall Estate while you experience the biblical presentation of the life of Jesus. Running from 10am to 4pm between 23 and 28 June, this is a promenade performance in three acts with a brief interval, taking you back in time to the Palestine of Jesus’ day. Experience the emotions and events of the Biblical characters and the lasting story. Everyone should be familiar with it of whatever religion.

It is perfect for schools and groups with a free coach park nearby as well as a free car park for individuals and minibuses.

Parishioners of all ages are invited to watch the 'Life of Christ' outdoor live performance on Saturday 27th June at Wintershall.  A coach will be arranged if enough people want to go but we need numbers quickly.  Please contact Anuli (07793 036774), Debbie (07958 194917), or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to confirm places.  Visit www.wintershall-estate.com/events/the-passion-of-jesus/ for more information.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015 06:51
 
Admission to St Michael's Catholic Grammar School 2016-2017
News - News Stories
Written by JA Ward   
Sunday, 26 April 2015 20:46

The School Admissions Code requires us to notify pupils currently in Year 5 and transferring to Secondary School in September 2015 of the results of our tests before they complete the Common Application Form (CAF).  These changes will affect all applications to selective schools and partially selective schools.

As a parish from which pupils have recently applied for a place at St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School, I am writing to ask for your help in raising awareness of the time schedule involved.  We would be particularly grateful if you could include these important dates in your newsletter to prevent disappointment for parents.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 April 2015 20:54
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Pope Francis' Prayer for Peace
News - Newsletters
Written by Parish Office   
Friday, 16 January 2015 12:01

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER FOR PEACE

Open our eyes and our hearts,
and give us the courage to say:
“Never again war!”
With war everything is lost.
Instil in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.
Lord, God of Abraham,
God of the Prophets, God of love,
You created us and you call us to live as brothers and sister.
Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace.
Enable us to see everyone who
crosses our path as our brother or sister.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 14:29
 
Parish Pilgrimage to Rome & Assisi
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Written by Patrick Bolger   
Thursday, 13 November 2014 06:10

Parish Pilgrimage to Rome & Assisi 2th October to 2nd November 2014


Twenty-three intrepid pilgrims assembled in the church car park on Monday 27th of October at 6am and boarded the coach for Heathrow Airport. Our pilgrimage had begun!

We were blessed with excellent weather throughout with barely a drop of rain. Our hotel in Rome was close to St Peter’s  and over the next four days we visited St Peter’s Basilica, St Paul Outside the Walls and many of the notable churches and places of interest including the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel.

On Wednesday morning we were in a very large crowd in St Peter’s Square for the Papal Audience. Pope Francis appeared in relaxed and friendly form and many of the pilgrims saw him close to hand in his Popemobile. Unfortunately he didn’t pass close by us but his presence was evident from the screens around the square.  Our parish was formally welcomed over the public address system!

Every day Fr Tom celebrated Mass for the group mostly on a private basis which was a wonderful experience for us all. Among the churches where Mass was celebrated was the Irish Chapel in St Peter’s Basilica and St Anne's Church just inside the Vatican City, along with other local churches in Rome. While in Rome we also visited the church of San Clemente with its underground remains of previous churches and Roman dwellings.

On Friday the 31st of October we departed by coach to Assisi. When we last visited Assisi it was quiet and a contrast to the hustle and bustle of Rome. This time the town itself was lively with street markets and music, which was very atmospheric.

We visited the basilicas of St Francis and St Clare as well as the Franciscan monastery of St Damian, where we were given a most interesting talk by a monk from Northern Ireland about the history of the monastery still used by the Franciscan Friars today. He came as a tourist some seventeen years ago and stayed.

On our last day Sunday November 2nd we visited Orvieto and its wonderful Cathedral. Our visit coincided with the Eucharistic Jubilee year of the Diocese which finishes at the end of November 2014. We followed the pilgrim route and were able to see two chapels not normally open to the public, one of which displays a miraculous host from medieval times.

The pilgrimage involved a fair amount of walking up and down some fairly steep gradients. Most of us come back a little slimmer and fitter!

There were many other highlights and every day had something of interest to take in and appreciate. Mgr Tom Egan was a wonderful spiritual leader. We prayed for the parish intentions during the pilgrimage.

We were fortunate to have Sinead Howe as our guide. She was unfailingly helpful, cheerful and knowledgeable throughout. The pilgrimage group was a very harmonious one. New friendships were made and we hope to meet up gain to renew the experience of the pilgrimage together in the near future.

Patrick Bolger
Pilgrimage Organiser

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 06:22
 
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Sunday Readings

Acts 6: 1-7
The ministry of deacons is established for the care of those who are poor in order to free the apostles for the ministry of the word.

1 Peter 2: 4-9
Close to Jesus, we are a holy priesthood, offering with Jesus the spiritual sacrifices he has made acceptable to God.

John 14: 1-12
Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.  He leads us to the Father’s house, where there is a place for all of us.

Prayer Intentions

PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE UNWELL:
Kathleen Ferns, Richard Rayney, Kathleen Maher, Bernadette Dillon, Peter Tournas, Jean Payne and Maria Calus.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY DIED
Assunta Di-Lieto, Maria Christodoulou, and Sarah Lyons.