10th April 2022 BEGINNING OF HOLY WEEK

Today’s mass antiphons:

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON:

Six days before the Passover,
when the Lord came into the city of Jerusalem,
the children ran to meet him;
in their hands they carried palm branches
and with a loud voice cried out:
Hosanna in the highest! Blessed are you, who have come in your abundant mercy!

O gates, lift high your heads;
grow higher, ancient doors.
Let him enter, the king of glory!
Who is this king of glory?
He, the Lord of hosts, he is the king of glory.
Hosanna in the highest! Blessed are you, who have come in your abundant mercy!

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!

Christ was humbler yet,
even to accepting death, death on a cross.
But God raised him high
and gave him the name which is above all names.

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!

COMMUNION ANTIPHON:
Father, if this chalice cannot pass without my drinking it, your will be done.

Appeal for Donations by the Association of Polish Knights of Malta UK (APKM UK )

Urgent Aid to Ukraine 2022.

In view of the military attack by Russia on Ukraine and the ongoing hostilities against civilians and medical facilities, the Association of Polish Knights of Malta UK Charity and the Polish Maltese Medical Service in Poland are undertaking a programme of assistance to victims and refugees from Ukraine. The programme will include, among other things, free medical support implemented in Ukraine through the Maltese structures present there, and if there are victims and those in need in Poland, the help will be provided on the spot. For refugees from Ukraine, we are organising assistance in finding shelter in Poland, in Polish homes and parishes. The Polish Maltese Medical Service has trained paramedics in Ukraine for several years, organised and supported the transport of the injured from Maidan, trained the relevant civil services during the covid pandemic, and donated substantial amounts of hygiene and personal protection items. We are asking all those who would like to support this initiative to donate to our account APKM UK, a UK registered Charity, via PayPal or directly to our Bank Account, please mention: Urgent Aid to Ukraine 2022.

All donation details are clearly mentioned on our website:
Welcome to the Association of Polish Knights of Malta UK
http://www.apkmuk.co.uk

Direct transfers to our bank account at Lloyds TSB Bank Plc
Account No: 01267986
Sort Code: 30-92-01
Account Name: The Association of the Polish Knights of Malta (UK)

When we open our hands during the sign of peace, we are praying for peace to exist in our relationship with others and with God. We should ask the question: ‘Why am I extending my hand to a person I do not know very well when I ignore those close to me. Do I need to make peace with my spouse, my father, my mother, my sister, my brother? Who should I really extend my hand to today? Anything else is a shallow gesture.

JP

Are you New to the Parish?
A warm welcome to Holy Family Parish. We are delighted to have you in our family and would like to encourage you to make yourself known by introducing yourself at the Parish Office in the Priests House at the back of the church. Families are welcome at ALL Masses. I feel that our Parish is a wonderful place to be in, where there is the generosity and hospitality of the many Parishioners who share their time to make things happen.
We welcome you warmly to Mass but hope that you may feel that you can add something else to the Parish and will get involved, serving coffee after mass or one of the many, other roles that exist or maybe you can create something new. We look forward to meeting you.
Keep safe.

MASS INTENTIONS
Please see “Mass Intention” page for mass times and intentions and details for Holy Week confessions.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturdays after the morning mass and in the evening from 5.30 to 5.45pm or at any other time please came up to me and ask me to hear your confession.

Last Sunday’s Offertory Collection
Cash: £412.15; Gift Aid; £120.00; Coffee Morning £50.00

THE MINISTRY OF THE READER
Dear Readers of the Word,
Thank you to all the lectors of the 9.30am mass who came for the meeting last Thursday.

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION
At our Confirmation Meeting last Sunday, the Confirmation candidates committed to meeting every Sunday afternoon at 1.30pm. I look forward to meeting you this Sunday afternoon.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION

  • Children’s catechism classes: If your child missed any of the following days, please let me know.
    All the children should have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) on Saturday the 26th of March. If they missed the day they will need to receive the Sacrament before they can receive First Holy Communion.
    Next meeting. Saturday 2nd of April from 4.00pm to 5.30pm
    No catechism class from Saturday 9th to 23rd We resume on the 7th of May.
  • First Holy Communion Day is on Saturday 25th June at 10.00am.
  • PARENTS MEETING WILL BE ON SATURDAY 30TH OF APRIL AT 7.30PM IN HOLY FAMILY CHURCH.

Dear Parents,
Parent meetings will take place monthly on Saturday evenings for no more than 1 hour from 7.30pm. On parent evening days there will be no children’s catechism.
Every child will be required to attend catechism sessions on Saturday afternoons from 4.00pm to 5.30pm.
If your child is unable to attend a session because of illness or another reason let me know so that I can arrange to meet you on another day to help you and your child to catch up with the preparation.
The children will be prepared for two great Sacraments:
Firstly, The Sacrament of God’s Love in his Forgiveness of Sins.
Then, The Sacrament of Holy Communion – the gift of his Body and Blood.
They will also need to know the Creed, “I Believe”

THE NEXT PARENTS MEETING WILL BE ON SATURDAY  30TH APRIL AT 7.30PM IN HOLY FAMILY CHURCH.

Children’s catechism classes: If your child missed any of the following days please let me know. Next meeting in bold letters.
Saturday 4th of December from 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 11th of December from 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 18th of December from 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 15th of January 2022 from 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 22nd of January from 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 29th of January Parent Meeting at 7.30pm (No class for the children)
Saturday 05th of February from 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 12th of February from 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 19th of February from 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 5th of March from 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 12th of March from 4.oopm to 5.30pm
Saturday 19th of March 4.00pm to 5.30pm
RECONCILIATION DAY FOR CHILDREN SATURDAY 26TH 4.00PM  2022

Dear Parents,
Parent meetings will take place monthly on Saturday evenings for no more than 1 hour from 7.30pm. On parent evening days there will be no children’s catechism.

Every child will be required to attend catechism sessions on Saturday afternoons from 4.00pm to 5.30pm.
If your child is unable to attend a session because of illness or another reason let me know so that I can arrange to meet you on another day to help you and your child to catch up with the preparation.

The children will be prepared for two great Sacraments:
Firstly, The Sacrament of God’s Love in his Forgiveness of Sins.
Then, The Sacrament of Holy Communion – the gift of his Body and Blood.
They will also need to know the Creed, “I Believe”