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TAKEHOMENEWS SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2024

Passion (Palm) Sunday Year B


We are now approaching the peak of our salvation history. We process and walk behind Jesus as he goes to Jerusalem, an entrance which prophetically anticipates his paschal triumph and entry into the heavenly glory which now awaits us if we persevere. This entry fulfils the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9, “Rejoice daughter of Jerusalem! Your king comes to you; victorious and riding on a donkey…”

 

Today’s passion narrative, horrifically ended with Jesus crucified and buried. But because Jesus put his trust in God, his hope (our hope) will not fail.

 

In contemplating Christ’s passion and glorious triumph, with gratitude, we are to heed today’s second reading invitation to imitate the humility and submission of Christ to his Father’s will. Thus, today’s first reading, tells us that the suffering servant, Jesus, made no resistance to his father’s will. Rather, he placed his hope in the One who judges justly.

 

On Easter Sunday, we will see that Jesus was never forsaken. We too will not be shamed as we put our hope in Jesus. Therefore, we journey with Jesus in his passion during Holy Week to share in his glorious Triumph on Easter Sunday and be filled with Joy.

Happy Passion Sunday

Fr Chinedu


HOLY WEEK ARRANGEMENTS

Please take a card giving the times of services for Holy Week and Easter.

 

FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION

The celebration of our parish Feast of the Annunciation has been moved to Monday 8th April. Please, save the date for our parish feast.



Holy Places of Palestine

There is a box on the  sanctuary  for contributions to this appeal on Good Friday.

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION

The next preparation session for parents who wish to have their baby baptised  will be  today Sunday 5th  May 2024 at 4pm in the church.

 

 

NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

New Offertory envelopes are available after Mass, today.  Please ask at the presbytery lobby for your box of envelopes but please do not start using them until 7th April. 

Please pick up a Parish Gift Aid Form/Standing Order Form from the back of the church if you would like to start using envelopes, please indicate in section 4 on the Gift Aid / Standing Order Form.  If you would like to start paying by standing order, please complete section 5 & 6 and  if you are able to Gift Aid your donations, please complete section 2.  Thank you for your continuing support.


Annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony

Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 25th May 2024 at 2:30pm.

The Cardinal is inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese, who are celebrating their 5th 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2024. If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give your parish office the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone number, if no email).  Please advise the office before  Tuesday  9th  April 2024.


Foodbank for the community

Non – perishable food is required for the foodbank, please leave your donations in one of the marked boxes in the church porch. Thank you.



 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Lourdes Pilgrimage takes place from 19th to 26th July. Join the pilgrimage as a pilgrim. Serve the pilgrimage by coming as a praying assisted pilgrim. Support assisted pilgrims by sponsoring the sick to join the pilgrimage and praying for them. For more information please go to https://rcdow.org.uk/pilgrimages/Lourdes/ or contact the Pilgrimage Office on 020 7798 9173

 

 

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL - OCT 2024

7 Nights Apartment B&B from €273 per person sharing. Airport transfer available on request. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you.

Tel. 020 3239 8662 or website www.med-irishcentre.com

 

ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC GRAMMAR SCHOOL  

Temporary Part-time Teacher of Spanish & French – Maternity Cover Salary scale Main or Upper 0.4 Contract – Monday & Tuesday  Email: office@ st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk  Please see our notice board for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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