SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (B)
(World Communications Day)
16th May 2021


Dear Parishioner

Today is the Seventh Sunday of Easter. In the Gospel reading from John 17: 20 – 26 Jesus prays at the Last Supper for all believers, that we may be truly one, in a unity that flows from the divine union of Jesus and the heavenly Father. Furthermore, his prayer shows his desire to dwell within the heart of each of us.

Our celebration of the Eucharist today makes present the unity and divine indwelling for which Jesus prayed on the night before he died. There are and have been many ordained priests but actually there is only one Priest – Jesus, the Great High Priest. We are asked to pray for our priests daily that they be faithful to their vocation of serving God's people.

O divine Easter, you descend from the heavens to the earth and return from the earth to the heavens. O feast of all things, praise of the world, joy and honour of the universe, its food and delight: death's shadow has been destroyed and the gates of heaven have been opened. God has been revealed as man, and man has risen as God. (5th century Easter Homily).

May God bless you all,

Deacon Kevin.


Notices:

Please remember to pray for:

Daily for the sick clergy of our Diocese

The sick and housebound

Those who have recently died

Years Mind:
Sunday: Fr James (Jim) Mc Cormack
Monday: Fr John William Hayes, Fr Paul Dynan
Tuesday: Frederick Wiseman
Wednesday: Canon Thomas Clarke
Thursday: Canon Michael Fitzpatrick, Fr Brendan Sheppard
Friday: Mgr Canon William O'Grady
Saturday: Dory Pearson


NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS - PENTECOST SUNDAY

First Reading: Acts 2:1-11
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak.

Second Reading: Galatians 5:16-25
The fruit of the Spirit.

Gospel: John 20:19-23
As the Father sent me, so am I sending you: receive the Holy Spirit.