Today is the fiftieth and final day of the Easter season. We celebrate the Pentecost event, in which Christ sends us out to be his presence and activity in the world, empowered and renewed in the grace of the Holy Spirit. Alleluia!
MASS THIS WEEK AND INTENTIONS
Monday 7.00pm The bereaved
Tuesday 12 noon Ivan Clutterbuck (priest) RIP
Wednesday 9.15am Clara Wilkinson RIP
Thursday 7.15pm Unity of Christians
Friday 9.15am Christian Aid
Saturday 9.15am Historians
St Bede the Venerable
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
Morning Prayer: Sun 7.30am; Tue – Sat 8.55am
Evening Prayer: Tue – Fri 5.00pm
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
By appointment only this week.
NEXT SUNDAY: MASSES at 8.00 & 10.00am
Veni Creator Spiritus (Come, Creator Spirit)
Dialogue sur les grands’ jeux
N. de Grigny
Choir: If ye love me, keep my commandments (Tallis)
ADMISSION OF SIDESPERSONS will take place at the 10.00am Mass today.
ORDINARY TIME resumes tomorrow, after the conclusion of the Easter season. For those with Weekday Missals, the weekday readings are those for Week 7, Year 1.
THE WHITE FESTAL LADY ALTAR FRONTAL is going away for much-needed renovation tomorrow, in memory of the late Gill Mawson.
HANDEL’S MESSIAH Friday at Lancaster Cathedral, 7.30pm, by The Rushley Singers and Ensemble. Tickets £10/£7.50 from Lancaster VIC (582394), Cathedral House (3848200, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEXT SUNDAY is Trinity Sunday.
ADVANCE NOTICE Mass on Monday 27th May (Bank Holiday) will be at 10.00am, rather than the usual time of 7.00pm.
PILGRIMAGE TO LADYEWELL Saturday 1st June. This begins at 12noon. There is a list in church – please put your name on it if you’d like to go.
A BIG THANK YOU to Liz and Sally, and to the customers of North Road Chippy, for a kind donation of £81.46 towards the tower roof repair.
CRB/DBS Now that CRB has become DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service), we would like all those who have any contact with children under the auspices of the parish to complete a new form. Please collect these from Fr Stephen and return them to him. Thank you.
SCHOOL GOVERNORS There are still vacancies for three foundation governors. Please have a word with Fr Stephen if you’d like to know more.
READERS Please collect your readings from the sacristy.
A thought for Pentecost Sunday (and beyond)
..the Spirit re-creates…in a new pattern those among whom he is seen to dwell. He readily replaces their desire to think earthly thoughts with the desire to fix their gaze only on the things of heaven; he changes their unmanly cowardice into the spirit of courage. We can certainly see that the disciples experienced this: the Spirit became their armour, so that they did not yield to the attacks of their persecutors but held fast to the love of Christ.
St Cyril of Alexandria (fourth/fifth century)