Divine Mercy Sunday,11th April 2021

Today, often termed Low Sunday, is now designated Divine Mercy Sunday and there is an open invitation from the Legion of Mary to join them at St Joseph’s Church, Audley for a Special Holy Hour of devotions from 2:30 – 3:30pm today.

Monday, 12th April Mass 12 noon
Tuesday, 13th April Mass 12 noon
Wednesday, 14th April Mass 12 noon
Thursday, 15th April Zoom Mass 7.00pm
Friday, 16th April Exposition from 11.30. Mass 12 noon
Saturday, 17th April Vigil Mass 6:15pm
Sunday,18th April. Mass 10.30am (SH) & 12.30pm (St Anne’s)

GIFT-AID envelopes for the new financial year are now available for collection at the back of the church. The support of all who gift-aid their contributions is vital to the financial stability of the parish and greatly appreciated.

APPRECIATION : Thank you to our flower-arrangers for the beautiful displays which have greatly enhanced the appearance of the church at Easter and also to Fiona for creating the lovely Easter garden in front of the altar which has been greatly admired.

‘LIVING FAITH’  : A few remaining copies of the latest edition of this popular booklet of daily reflections and short prayers covering the three months April – June are available from the tables at the back of the church (just 50p).

ANNIVERSARIES : Please remember in your prayers all whose anniversaries occur about this time including :  Catherine Bennett, Kathleen Atkinson, Maureen Murray, Margaret Earls, Mary Derry, Raymond Holden, Agnes Parry, Beryl Mary Teasdale, Susan Wright, Catherine Conway and Jacob Mark Hesmondhalgh. May they rest in peace.

PRAYERS :  We pray for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died peacefully on Friday at Windsor Castle, a remarkable man of unwavering loyalty and devotion to Her Majesty the Queen and totally dedicated in selflessly serving our country. We pray too for Queen Elizabeth in her very sad loss, that she will find strength in the Lord her God, and we ask His blessing on all the Royal Family at this difficult time.

Please remember also in your prayers Matthew Stow who died last week. Matthew was a young man who was hoping to become a Catholic and attended St Anne’s Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. May he rest in the peace of the Risen Lord.

COLLECTIONS : St Anne’s: £63.50, Sacred Heart: £699.70 Total £763.20
CAFOD envelopes £113.50 Many thanks for your most generous contributions.

We extend our congratulations to Daryl and Catherine, both teachers at St Anne’s Primary School, who, after they had to cancel their wedding earlier this year, were married at Sacred Heart on Saturday. We hope they had a wonderful day, despite not having family and friends there to celebrate with them, and we wish them every happiness in their married life together.

This is a photo of Grace, who ‘Ripple of Hope’ is supporting in her training to be a clinical officer.
A cheque for £300 has been received from the parish account covering recent donations and this has now been banked in the Ripple of Hope savings account at Barclays. The current balance is now £3,420.87 from which £1,000 must be deducted to cover payments for training courses already sent to Zambia. Further payments will be due in June/July. We thank you all for your kind donations, every penny of which goes to our Zambia projects.
More information will be provided in future church newsletters. Contributions are always most welcome via the Ripple of Hope donations box in the porch of Sacred Heart Church.

A sincere thank you to all the ladies who created the beautiful Easter floral arrangements. The colours and blooms, I am sure, gave us all a feeling of hopefulness.

The ‘garden and tomb’ befitted the season and enhanced the whole display.

Also, I am sure we are appreciative of the assistance given to us by the Stewards over these many months. Offering a warm welcome to us, made even more so by the music and hymns played in the background.

We are given guidance at time for Communion and our allotted seat for special Masses.

Then, when we depart, they stay to sanitise and clean the benches that have been occupied, ensuring our well-being when we next return to Mass.

I, on behalf of us all, say ‘Many Thanks’.


A message from Frances Clements:
My sister sent me this I thought it may make a pleasant link in the bulletin.

Best Wishes


Also, another recommendation from Michael:
‘I have been sent the link below to a lovely Easter meditation with stunning photography of the college and area along with a poetry reading by Prince Charles and fascinating presentations on the College artifacts. You might enjoy a look.’
https : // /easter-meditation