Dominica Secunda post Pascha (Good Shepherd Sunday)
Masses this Week
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Sunday 26 April: Dominica Secunda post Pascha (Good Shepherd Sunday) – Solemn Mass at 11.00am (Pro Populi); Rosary for Deliverance from the Coronavirus (Glorious Mysteries) and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 6pm
Monday 27 April: S Peter Canisius, Conf & Doct Eccl – No Mass
Tuesday 28 April: S Paul of the Cross, Conf – No Mass
Wednesday 29 April: S Peter, M – No Mass
Thursday 30 April: S Catherine of Siena, V – No Mass
Friday 1 May: S Joseph the Worker, Spouse of the BVM – First Friday: Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary for Deliverance from the Coronavirus (Sorrowful Mysteries) and Mass at 6pm
Saturday 2 May: S Athanasius, Ep, Conf & Doct Eccl – First Saturday: Rosary in Reparation to the Blessed Mother for blasphemies against her, her name and her holy initiatives (Glorious Mysteries) and Mass at 6pm (Private Intention)
All Masses are offered according to the 1962 Missale Romanum. Mass Intentions may be sent by email to Archbishop Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This Sunday’s Mass Propers:
Introit: Ps 32:5-6
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord, alleluia: by the word of the Lord were the heavens made, alleluia alleluia – (Ps32:1) Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: praise is comely for the upright. Glory be… The earth is full…
O God, who, by the humility of Thy Son, didst lift up a fallen world, grant unending happintess to Thy faithful: that those whom Thou has snatched from the perils of endless death, Thu mayest cause to rejoice in everlasting joys. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth…
Epistle: 1 Peter 2:21-25
For unto this are you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth. Who, when he was reviled, did not revile: when he suffered, he threatened not: but delivered himself to him that judged him unjustly. Who his own self bore our sins in his body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going astray; but you are now converted to the shepherd and bishop of your souls.
Alleluia, alleluia. (Luke 24:35) The disciples knew the Lord Jesus in the breaking of bread. Alleluia. (John 10:14) I am the good Shepherd: and I know My sheep, and Mine know Me. Alleluia.
Gospel: John 10:11-16
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and flieth: and the wolf catcheth, and scattereth the sheep: And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me. As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep. And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.—Creed
Offertory: Ps 62: 2, 5
O God, my God, to Thee do I watch at break of day: and in Thy Name I will lift up my hands, alleluia.
May this holy offering, O LOrd, always bring to us Thy healing blessing: that what it represents in a Mysteriy, it may accomplish with power. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son…
Preface for Easter
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation at all times to praise Thee, O Lord, but more gloriously at this time above others when Christ our Pasch was sacrificed. For He is the true Lam who hath taken away the sins of the world: Who by dying hath destroyed our death; and by rising again hath restored us to life. And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations, and with all the hosts of the heavenly army, we sing the hymn of Thy glory, evermore saying: —Sanctus
Communion: John 10:14
I am the good Shepherd, alleluia: and I know My sheep, and Mine know Me, alleluia, alleluia.
Grant unto us, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that having received the grace of a new life, we may ever glory in Thy gift. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son…
Meditiation by St John Henry Newman on this Sunday’s Gospel
An extract from a Sermon preached by St John Henry Newman during his Anglican Period, dating from between 1843 and 1869.
“The good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.” In those countries of the East where our Lord appeared, the office of a shepherd is not only a lowly and simple office, and an office of trust, as it is with us, but, moreover, an office of great hardship and of peril. Our flocks are exposed to no enemies, such as our Lord describes. The Shepherd here has no need to prove his fidelity to the sheep by encounters with fierce beasts of prey. The hireling shepherd is not tried. But where our Lord dwelt in the days of His flesh it was otherwise. There it was true that the good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep—”but he that is an hireling, and whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth, and the wolf catcheth them and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.”
St John Henry Newman Cong. Orat. (1801-1890) – Parocial and Plain Sermons Vol VIII
I am spending Monday to Thursday of this week in private Retreat. There will be no live stream of Mass or Rosary during that time; I ask you all to continue to pray the Rosary each day at 6pm for Deliverance from the Coronavirus and to pray for me and all the Clergy of the Church, for all who are sick from the coronavirus, those who are caring for them, and for those who have died as a result, for their families and their friends.
Live Streaming of Mass and the Holy Rosary
Live Streaming of Mass, the Holy Rosary and other Services will continue on the Church’s Facebook Page after my Retreat, from Friday 1st May. Moving forward, there will be some days when a live stream is not possible, announcements will be made on Facebook. On those days, please pray the Rosary privately for deliverance from the coronavirus pandemic.
With the live streaming of The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass, there is the opportunity to make a daily Spiritual Communion whilst under to the current lockdown and social isolation situations where we are not able to physically be present for the offering of The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass:
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
We have already had daily views and post engagements into the hundreds – from around the world – without any overt publicity on our part: let us all pray that others will be inspired to join us in what we hope may become the biggest Rosary Circle ever. We would invite you to “Like” and “Follow” our Facebook Page so that you can be updated on Church activities.
Those recently deceased
Of your charity, please remember in your prayers those personally known to me who have died either during the course of, or as a result of, the coronavirus pandemic:
Paul Benjamin Carrington
Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine
Et lux perpetua luceat ei
Fideliam animæ ei, et fidelis animæ omnium defunctorum
per misericordiam Dei
Requiescant in Pace
Please feel free to advise me of the names of any family members or friends who have sadly died either during or as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (together with their date of death): their names will be added to the list and they will be remembered at Mass, this may be done via the email link towards the top of the post, along with any other Mass intentions or prayer requests.
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With all blessings