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Newsletter: 28th April/29th April 2018 - 5th Sunday of Easter
Sunday Readings: Year 2(B); Weekdays: Year II; Liturgy of the Hours: Week I

Newsletter - 5th Sunday of Easter

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Commentary for the 5th Sunday of Easter

One of the many blessings of being in the state of grace and abiding in God’s friendship and love is that God will always answer our prayers. As God is infinite love, it goes without saying that He will bless the soul in sanctifying grace by answering his prayers: “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be done unto you.” (Jn 15:7) God may not give him everything that he wishes, but He will give him whatever is good for his eternal life.

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The Dictatorship of Empty Words

A beautiful article by Fr. Serafino Lanzetta on the power of empty words devoid of truth in today's society. Truth is the conformity that exists between the intellect and reality. In the case of the human intellect, knowledge of the truth is obtained after a serious and diligent investigation. Truth is not created but only discovered. And words acquire the value of moral truth in as much as they manifest that conformity between intellect and reality. But unfortunately, in the world we live in today, human speech doesn't care anymore about this conformity but seeks to create its own truth. And this we observe particularly in the case of Alfie Evans. May his soul rest in peace.

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Catechism on the Blessed Virgin

We continue our catechesis on the Blessed Virgin Mary learning more about Her childhood spent in the Temple of Jerusalem. One important feature of Mary's childhood is the consecration of her virginity to God which many Fathers of the Church affirm can be inferred from her words to the Ange Gabriel: "How shall this be done, because I know not man". 

Read this article taken from the book, "Who is Mary?", written by Fr. Gabriele M. Pellettieri.

International Pro-Life Holy Hour

On Thursday April 12th, the Pro-Life Movement of St. Mary's Church launched a weekly live-streamed International Holy Hour to pray for the ending of abortion. The initiative was also featured in an article on LifeSiteNews.com. In the words of Fr. Serafino M. Lanzetta, “Our pro-life Holy Hour is an initiative aiming at creating a chain of people around the world to pray together for the sake of human life so that it might be acknowledged by everyone as a mystery, naturally and supernaturally, to be honoured and respected”.

Join us at St. Mary's Church every Thursday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm to pray for the ending of abortion. You can also tune in live to Radio Immaculata and participate in the Holy Hour.

Don't Miss It - Rosary on the Coast of the British Isles

Please take note of the venue. The Rosary will not be held at St. Mary's Church on the High Street. Instead, we will meet on the beach in front of Pebbles Fish & Wine Bar, Stokes Bay PO12 2BL. It is advised to arrive a few minutes before 3pm so we can start exactly on time.

March 4 Life UK 2018

May 04, 2018

The March 4 Life UK will be held in London this year on Saturday 5th May and it will start from the Parliament Square. Since, this is a First Saturday, Holy Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary's Church at 8:30am. Interested participants will then travel to London by minibus, arriving well before the march sets off from Parliament Square. If you are interested in coming, please, register for the event by clicking this link: March 4 Life UK 2018.

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