Easter Vigil: Year A
Holy Week, Year A
Almighty and ever-living God, who as an example of humility for the human race to follow caused our Saviour to take flesh and submit to the Cross, graciously grant that we may heed his lesson of patient suffering and so merit a share in his Resurrection.
Quote of the Week
“The Lord has given me a disciple’s tongue, for me to know how to give a word of comfort to the weary. Morning by morning he makes my ear alert to listen like a disciple.”
Isaiah chapter 50, Verse 4 (NJB)
Masses & Services this Week [Sundays: Yr A, Weekdays: Yr 2]
- Wednesday 16th of April: 9.15am
- Maundy Thursday 17th of April: (no morning Mass)
7.00pm - Mass of the Lord’s Supper
followed by Watching, then Night Prayer at 9.15pm
- Good Friday 18th of April: 9.15am Office of Readings
10.00am - Syro-Malabar Service
3.00pm - Good Friday Service
7.00pm - Stations of the Cross
- Holy Saturday 19th of April: 9.15am
9.15am - Office of Readings
8.00pm - Easter Vigil
10.30pm - Syro-Malabar Mass
- Easter Sunday 20th of April: 9.15am and 11.00am
- Monday 21st of April: 9.15am
- Tuesday 22nd of April: 9.15am
- Wednesday 23rd of April: 9.15am
- Thursday 24th of April: 9.15am
- Friday 25th of April: 9.15am
- Saturday 26th of April: 9.15am
12.00-1.00pm - Sacrament of Reconciliation
6.00pm - Mass of Sunday
- 2nd Sunday of Easter 27th of April: 9.15am and 11.00am
The next Bible Study will take place on Thursday 24th of April in the Chapel at 7.30pm. As usual, we’ll look at the readings for the following Sunday - 2nd Sunday of Easter (Year A):
- Acts chapter 2 verses 42-47
- Psalm 117 (118 in most Bibles)
- 1 Peter chapter 1 verses 3-9
- John’s Gospel chapter 20 verses 19-31
These readings can be most easily found in an ordinary Sunday Missal.
Do you sometimes hear a reading at Mass and find yourself a bit puzzled by it? Do you sometimes feel that what you hear doesn’t quite seem to ‘ring true’, but have a sense that ‘perhaps there’s more to know’ that might make things clearer?
The homily (‘sermon’) at Mass isn’t the place to try to explain everything about all the readings. Its purpose is to draw something out for us, and to lead us into the celebration of the Eucharist. There are, of course, some questions about the faith that remain with us, but the Bible Study is very much the place to look at many of the others. Each week then, our Bible Study looks at the readings for the coming Sunday Mass with the underlying question, ‘How will these readings make us better Christians?’
- Read: We begin by hearing each reading in turn.
- Listen: After each reading we take a little bit of time to take it in.
- Look: After we have read all the readings, we look at each in turn.
We look at a little bit of background, and then try to see how it all fits
together with our daily lives, how it can shape the coming week.
- When: every Thursday, 7.30pm-8.45pm
- Where: in the Chapel (inside the church to the right of the Sanctuary)
- art - christian art by the masters, plus a short reflection.
- books - book recommendations covering serveral categories.
- poetry - original poetry, mostly by people in the parish.
- photos - original photography, mostly in and around cardiff.
- stories - original prose/fiction by people in the parish.
- q & a - why fast? what does ‘magnum pietatis opus’ mean? etc.
- services - times of masses and confessions in the parish.
- joseph - a short article about our patron, saint joseph.
- sisters - a little bit about the Sisters of st. joseph of annecy.
- clergy - a little bit about the clergy in our parish.
- chaplaincy - information about hospital chaplaincy services.
- contact - a few ways to contact us.
- magazine - the magazine page, which changes each week.
- work - information about parish projects.
- views - short essays on some interesting topics.
- fr. chris - regular updates from our parish priest.
- sisters - news from the sisters of st joseph of annecy.
- diary - events coming up in the parish and the diocese.