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From this weeks newsletter:

Dear Parishioners, this weekend we celebrate with Sister Rita Shalvey, one of our Holy Rosary Sisters. She has been a Sister for 60 years this Monday, 19th April. She has worked in primary healthcare in Mozambique, Cameroon and Zambia. After finishing her work in Africa, she worked in Scotland and then came to our parish in 2008 and has been a great visitor and quiet friend to many parishioners. We congratulate her on her many years of service for the Church and we will be having a Mass with the Sisters in the Convent this week….. Fr Tom

This weeks newsletter in full: 18th April Older Newsletters and sign up link

The Word of God (new 30/3/2021)
Fr Tom youtube video:  https://youtu.be/W0u7XzSCF-Q
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  • Fr Tom Farrell – Introdction video to Prayer link
  • Fr Tom Farrell – Video about Prayer  Fr Tom  link
  • Video Bishop Robert Barron  linkStudies have shown that everyone prays; even some atheists say that they pray. So what is prayer? What makes Christian prayer distinctive? Bishop Barron answers these questions and offers recommendations on how to improve your prayer life. 

First Holy Communion
Christ the King – Saturday 3rd July at 10.00am and 12 noon.
St Augustine’s – Saturday 10th July at 9.30am and 11.30am.

Sacrament of Confirmation
Christ the King – Archbishop Longley will celebrate on Saturday 19th June at 10.00am and 12 noon.
St Augustine’s – Bishop Kenny will celebrate on Saturday 12th June at 9.30am and 11.30am.

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Follow the daily Readings at Mass. Universalis or Alive Publishing

Make an Act of Spiritual Communion:  “My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.”

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time.  A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. The style of prayer is based on Ignatian Spirituality. It is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives, with material written by a number of Jesuits, both in Britain and further afield, and other experts in the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola. Although the content is different every day, it keeps to the same basic format.


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