Divine Mercy Sunday 23rd April

Divine Mercy Sunday 23rd April
Fr Jeremy writes:
A favourite prayer of mine is the Prayer of Absolution which the priest says as part of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It begins, “God, the Father of Mercies, through the death and resurrection of his son…” Jesus Himself reveals God as the merciful Father in his preaching (especially in the Parable of the Prodigal Son [Lk15:11-32]), in the many occasions when he bestows God’s forgiveness on people he meets (for instance, the woman caught in adultery [Jn8:1-11]), and above all, when he prays for forgiveness for those who are putting him to death (Lk23:34]). Throughout the centuries God has raised up saints who have reminded us of the mercy, compassion and forgiveness of God our Father. In recent times, this task has fallen on St. Faustina, who was canonised by Pope St John Paul II. The Pope also designated the Sunday within the Octave of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. We are encouraged, not only to recognise the truth of God’s mercy towards each one of us, but to seek to put it into practise in our daily lives. Pope Francis called us, in the Year of Mercy, to be “merciful, like the Father.”

St John’s RC Church, South Parade, BA2 4AF.
12.30pm Mass (in Polish) After Mass – refreshments in the Parish Hall.
2.00pm Eucharistic Adoration; Meditations, Silent Prayer; Confessions
3.00pm Three o’clock prayer; Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3.20pm Public veneration of The Divine Mercy Image; Benediction; Private veneration of The Divine Mercy Image
6.30pm Parish Mass

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Chrism Mass 12th April: travel details

Wed 12th April: Chrism Mass, Clifton Cathedral 11.00am Bishop Declan will bless the three oils which will be used in the administration of the sacraments throughout the year.

A coach will take parishioners to the Mass and back, leaving from St Johns Church, meeting the coach at North Parade at 9.30am. £6.00pp donation payable on the coach. Add your name to the sign-up sheet at the back of the church if you would like a place on the coach.

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