Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Sunday

REGINA CAELI (Easter Anthem to Our Lady)
Regina Caeli Laetare Alleluia!
Quia quem meruisti portare Alleluia!
Resurrexit Sicut dixit Alleluia!
Ora pro nobis Deum Alleluia!

O Queen of Heaven, rejoice Alleluia!
For he whom you did merit to bear Alleluia!
Has risen as he said Alleluia!
Pray for us to God Alleluia!
(V. Rejoice and be glad O Virgin Mary Alleluia)
(R. For the Lord has risen indeed Alleluia)

EASTER: The culmination of Lent and Holy Week is of course Easter but our celebration cannot be exhausted in one day. Therefore, Mother Church gives us a week of Octave when we celebrate more solemnly, and then 50 days until Pentecost (May 27th) so that we may truly savour and experience the implications of the Resurrection in our own lives. Happy Easter to you all! Fr Christopher B, Fr Andrew, Fr Christopher E and Fr Marek

SPECIAL SUNDAY – NEXT WEEK: At 10.45 Mass, setting will be Victoria’s Missa Quarti toni.

DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2012: With Bernadette we Pray the Rosary. All are invited to join the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes which takes place from Friday 24th to Friday 31st August. There are three travel options available - by rail from £695, by air from £754 or by coach from £525. Southwark Five Day Option (by air) Mon 27th – Fri 31st August from £505. For further information and booking forms contact: Deacon Michael Kennedy (Pilgrimage Director), Lourdes Pilgrimage Office, Archbishop’s House, 150 George’s Road, Southwark, London, SW1 6HX. Tel 07521 519482. email rcaspilgrim@btinternet.com. Please see poster at back.

OTHER PILGRIMAGES PLANNED THIS YEAR:
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE – including Paris (4th – 9th JUNE) led by Fr Philip de Freitas. Leaving from Our Lady & St Peter Church, Wimbledon Common. Price £360 – deposit £50 required to secure your place. If you are interested, please contact Liana 07726 446900 or see poster at back.
HOLY LAND TRIP (21st – 28th NOV) organised by Fr Adrian McKenna-Whyte of SS Simon & Jude. Fr CE plans to accompany the group. Cost £1,345 FB based on twin-bedded room; single sup £230; travel insurance £59, & £35pp towards the group gratuity fund. To request booking form, please contact Fr Adrian: The Priest’s House, 5 Hillside Rd, Streatham, SW2 3HL. Tel 020 8678 9051, email fr_mckenna@btinternet.com. See poster at back.

WELCOME BACK FR MAREK KALETA who is staying with us until June. He will be preaching next week on the “Feast of Divine Mercy” (Low Sunday) which had its origins in Poland.

DIVINE MERCY Sunday 15th at Sacred Heart, Edge Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4LU 2-4pm. Mass at 2pm, Eucharistic Adoration, 3 o’clock prayer, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, (Sacrament of Reconciliation) Blessing of Image, Benediction, Veneration of Blessed Image & Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.

DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO AYLESFORD – 14th APRIL: led by Bishop Paul Hendricks (auxiliary bishop of Southwark Diocese) and Marian Fathers.

AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION: next meeting will be held next Sunday after 9.30am Mass. Upcoming Masses will be on 13th May, 8th July and Annual Thanksgiving Mass will be held on 14th October.

BIBLE PROGRAMME: continues on Sunday 29th April in the social club. Please read the Gospel according to Luke before the session. New participants are always welcome.

HEALING & THE NEW EVANGELIZATION - St Marys, Clapham Common Saturday 14th April 10.30-4.30pm. Directed by Fr Jim McManus C.Ss.R. Please bring your own food. Tea & coffee will be provided. A registration fee of £8 is payable to St Mary’s. See poster for more information.

FUTURE DATES: See calendar for upcoming events

WELCOME INTO GOD’S CHURCH: Chloe Bunketi, daughter of Clotaire & Manuella baptised by Fr Christopher Basden last Saturday.

CHURCH CLEANERS’ ROTA: 13th/14th APRIL: Vicki Sabatini & Fernanda Rodrigues.