APF Red Boxes “Missions”
Could you please bring in your box for counting next weekend 3rd /4th November 2018 or as soon as possible afterwards and collect a new one. If you haven’t already got a Red box please feel free to take one.
If you would like to know how much is in your box, please put your name on the label on the bottom. Any queries ring Annette Richardson.
Divine Mercy Novena
As instructed by our Lord to St. Faustina, the 9 day Novena for Divine Mercy starts on the eve of Good Friday (2018) and lasts 9 days, culminating in the Divine Mercy Service and veneration of the picture.
The dates and times are as follows:
Good Friday, 30th March at 7.30pm
Easter Saturday, 31st March at 6pm
Easter Sunday, 1st April at 6pm
Monday 2nd April – Saturday 7th April at 7.30pm
Divine Mercy Service
The Divine Mercy Service will be held on Sunday 8th April from 3pm – 4pm at St. Theresa’s Church. Everyone is welcome.
We are very grateful to Ann Cassidy-Jones (Deputy Head and Head of RE at St. Joseph’s School). She runs Liturgy Sessions for children.
They are once a month, on the first Sunday of each month. Sessions are held in St. Theresa’s room (to the right of the altar) and are open to primary school aged children up until they have received First Holy Communion.
We respectfully ask that parents do not attend sessions with their children as this can cause distractions. If your child has specific needs which require you to attend Liturgy with them, please contact Anna Watkins to make the necessary arrangements.
During the sessions, the room will not be able to be used as it would normally be used to take younger children and babies who are becoming restless. Please take younger parishioners into the foyer at the front of the church when Children’s Liturgy sessions are occurring. We apologise for any inconvenience and invite you to use St. Theresa’s room on all other occasions.
Divine Mercy devotion
Saint Faustina Kowalska, a young Polish nun, spread the speacial devotion in the 1930s. The message is a reminder of God’s mercy and forgiveness. It calls people to a deeper understanding that God’s love is unlimited and available to everyone — especially the greatest sinners.
The message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of St Faustina, who in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God’s mercy.
We pray the devotion of the Divine Mercy every Friday at 7 pm.
For more information on our new Deacon in training, Des Connors, please read his account of his on-going studies.