Second Sunday of Easter, 7 April 2013. Known as Low Sunday and Divine Mercy Sunday

5 Apr

Gathered for our weekly celebration of communion with one another (koinonia) and for the Breaking of Bread, let us ask God to breathe his Spirit into us that we may be Spirit-filled, joyful and enthusiastic disciples of Christ. With thanks: We thank all of you who contributed to the celebrations of Holy Week and the Triduum.  The dignity and reverence of those liturgies moved our hearts and minds and spoke eloquently to our senses, strengthening our faith and confirming us in our vocations as Christians. From Father Philip.

And a big thank you to our priests for the beauty of the liturgies, their inspiring words and generosity of spirit. The children say thank you, too, for the Easter eggs.

From the PPC on behalf of the parish Communications: New look newsletter this week as our regular helper Marion is on holiday. Note that support in the parish office is intermittent so apologies if your messages do not always get through.

Please check out the new parish website and let us have your feedback. Contact details above.

Special collection: Family Fast Day for the Kwediboma Health Centre. The annual Fast Day for Kwediboma will take place Friday, 12 April. 2013. Envelopes are available this weekend, 6\7 April and they will be collected next weekend 13/14 April. Please remember that you can use the yellow MISSION FUND gift aid envelopes to make your donation. The yellow envelopes can be found at the Repository or near the Suggestion Box at the back of the church.  Thank you.

Dates for your diary Diving Mercy – blessing of the image of Divine Mercy, Sunday at 2.30pm followed by Mass, celebrated by Bishop Malcolm, at 5pm. Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Leicester.

Loughborough Group for People with Disabilities – Club night. Tuesday, 9 April. 7-8.30pm

Senior citizens – Wednesday, 10 April. 2-4pm in the hall

Living Stones – parish forum – Wednesday, 10 April at 7.30pm. With cheese and wine. Please come to contribute to discussions about our future parish life. Speak, listen and be heard. Parish hall

RCIA – Thursday, 11 April. 7.30pm, front room. Liturgy group meeting – Thursday, 7pm

NEW! St Mary’s Choir – ‘more Gareth Malone than Handel’s Messiah’. No auditions needed. Come and sing your heart out and have fun.  Rehearsals in our church at 5.30pm on Thursdays as follows: 18, 25 April; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May, 6, 13, 20 June. Speak to Catherine Brady, Jane Monaghan, Maura McAllister or Marie Leaney for details.

Children’s First Holy Communion meeting – 18 April, 7.30pm. Parish hall. Parents must attend this meeting.

Rosmini Centre: Listening to God in my life: A deepening exploration of prayer. Tuesday evenings. 9, 16, 23, 30 April. 19.30 – 21.00. £5. Father David Tobin IC. Please phone: 01509 8130798. Website; Google ‘Rosminicentre’.

Mass to celebrate our mothers – 11am, 4 May. Light lunch at 12 noon. Tickets on sale from next weekend. £7 each. All proceeds to parish funds.  Bring your friends, of all faiths, to honour their mothers. Everyone welcome.

Adverts De Lisle needs a Music teacher to cover maternity leave. See their website for details

Special plea Homeless charity, Exaireo, needs a double bed. Please contact the parish Office if you can help.