Margaret Walsh, Jack McGowan

Peter Roberts, Annie Lucey, Maureen Muldoon

Henry Peace, William O’Brien, Eileen Leslie

William Oldrey, Francis McBride

Elvira Tempesta, Ann Conroy

May They Rest in Peace


In the period after his resurrection Jesus frequently tells his disciples that he will leave them, that he will no longer be with them. This is not to say that he wants to abandon them or leave them to themselves but rather that they will have to change from the familiarity of his physical presence  to faith in his unseen presence.

Acts 14:21-27

The church begins to create structures with which to assure its mission of proclaiming the Gospel and the resurrection of The Lord. Elders are appointed to have charge of the infant communities which had been founded by the apostles.

Apocalypse 21:1-5

The final vision of the Apocalypse: the New Heaven and the New Earth where the completeness of God’s love for his people will be revealed.

John 13:31-33,34-35

Christ, once raised up on a cross, is now raised up in glory. A difficult period is about to begin for the fledgling church  – the followers of Christ must move from the security of the physical presence of The Master to faith in the one who now seems absent. The shared love among Christians is the sign of the lasting presence of Christ in the world - until he comes again.

Please remember in Prayer

the following who are ill

Salvina Barber, Mary May

Ann O’Connor, Rosanna Joseph, Richard Lamb

Connie Hall, Jonathan Eley, Annie Childs

Kevin Abedi, Joan Clements, Wesley Leachman

Kim Nichol, Matt Butler, Rachel Rizzo

Enzo Antonella Rizzo, Michael Clements

Leslie Sebastian, Gloria Soar

Micky Bennett

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Nicholas & Colin D’Lima RIP

Elizabeth Bishop RIP


RoseaMelba Gil RIP

Int. Lily Linale

Eugene Julian RIP

Tim Riordan RIP

Int. Ann & Michael Finan

Requiem Mass

Betty McManamon RIP









Readings for Mass

Acts 14:21-27

They gave an account to the church of all that God had done with them. Paul and Barnabas went back through Lystra and Iconium to Antioch. They put fresh heart into the disciples, encouraging them to persevere in the faith. ‘We all have to experience many hardships’ they said ‘before we enter the kingdom of God.’ In each of these churches they appointed elders, and with prayer and fasting they commended them to the Lord in whom they had come to believe. They passed through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia. Then after proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia and from there sailed for Antioch, where they had originally been commended to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. On their arrival they assembled the church and gave an account of all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the pagans.

Apocalypse 21:1-5

A vision of the heavenly Jerusalem, the bride of the Lamb. I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, and the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, as beautiful as a bride all dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, ‘You see this city? Here God lives among men. He will make his home among them; they shall be his people, and he will be their God; his name is God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness. The world of the past has gone.’ Then the One sitting on the throne spoke: ‘Now I am making the whole of creation new.’

John 13:31-33,34-35

In the Son of Man, God has been glorified. When Judas had gone Jesus said: ‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified, and in him God has been glorified. If God has been glorified in him, God will in turn glorify him in himself, and will glorify him very soon. ‘My little children, I shall not be with you much longer. I give you a new commandment: love one another; just as I have loved you, you also must love one another. By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples.’

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sunday 19th May

Reflections for the V Sunday of Easter

Vatican News

Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for the fifth Sunday of Easter. He says that the readings are about new things: the New Jerusalem, a new Heaven …..

Reflections for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Loyola Press

5th Sunday of Easter

Today's Gospel again comes from the Gospel of John. Like last week, today we hear words spoken by Jesus before his death and Resurrection. Jesus is teaching at the Last Supper.

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