SUNDAY 9TH MAY 2021

SUNDAY MAY 9TH, 2021

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

MASS (OLHoC): 6.00pm (Saturday) (Beverley Ann Hyham RIP)

 

MASS (OLHoC): 9.00am (Fr Ed Hartley RIP)

 

MASS (OLHoC): 11.00am (People of the Parish) 

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MONDAY, May 10th Feria

ROSARY followed by MASS (OLHoC): 9.00am (Well-being of Fr Robert Copsey)

X RCIA Zoom meeting: 7.30pm

 

TUESDAY, May 11th Feria

ROSARY followed by MASS (OLHoC): 9.00am (Cyril Hardy RIP)

 

WEDNESDAY, May 12th Feria

MASS (OLHoC): 10.00am (Grace Kennett RIP)

MASS (VIGIL of the ASCENSION) (OLHoC): 7.30pm

(well-being of Rynes Slade-Pender)


THURSDAY, May 13th

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

MASS (St Joseph’s): 9.00am (Fr Kevin Alban O.Carm RIP)

MASS (OLHoC): 10.00am (Michael Ryan RIP)

MASS (OLHoC): 7.30pm (Holy Souls)

 

FRIDAY, May 14th – St Matthias

ROSARY followed by MASS (OLHoC): 9.00am (Elizabeth McCliment RIP)

 

SATURDAY, May 15th – Feria

X First Holy Communion Group who started in January 2021 (OLHoC): 9.00am

MASS (St Joseph’s): 10.00am (Well-being of Canon J Chonin)

X Confessions at St Joseph’s 10.30am

X Confessions and Exposition (OLHoC): 11am to 12 noon

X Training for Readers Session at OLHoC: 12 noon

 

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Next Sunday: May 16th

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Second Collection: Catholic Communications Network

 

MASS (OLHoC): 6.00pm (Saturday) (Paulene Wood RIP)

 

MASS (St Joseph’s) 9.00am (Pro Populo)

 

MASS (OLHoC): 11.00am (Charles, Catherine and Rev Kevin Fitzgerald RIP) 


THE 11.00AM SUNDAY MASS TODAY IS TICKET ONLY AND IS NOW FULL. A WARM WELCOME TO THE ARCHBISHOP JOHN WILSON WHO IS CELEBRATING MASS WITH US.

If you have not been successful in getting a ticket to the 11.00am Mass, please do remember that there are three Sunday masses each week in our Parish:

  • Saturday evening at Our Lady Help of Christians at 6.00pm
  • 9.00am on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month at St Joseph’s and on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of the month at OLHoC
  • 11.00am every week at OLHoC.

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FINAL APPEAL AND TRAINING FOR READERS: We still need more readers for our rotas for all daily and Sunday Masses at both churches. If you are able to offer your time and attend a brief training session on Saturday 15th May at 12 noon next Saturday at Our Lady Help of Christians, please give your name and details to the Parish Priest or to the Office on folkestone@rcaos.org.uk

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WE NEED YOU!

We are looking for volunteers for cleaning OLHoC church and to be on the OLHoC Hall Committee and for parishioners to join the Parish ST Vincent de Paul group, the Parish Justice and Peace Committee, and to be involved with the Parish’s Union of Catholic Mothers. If you’re interested, contact folkestone@rcaos.org.uk and we will pass your details on to the organisers.

VACCINE CONFIDENCE WEBINAR – A Covid-19 vaccine confidence webinar has been organised for the faithful of Dioceses of Brentwood, Southwark and Westminster, with the cooperation of Hertfordshire County Council and Hammersmith & Fulham Council, and other local authorities. It will take place next Saturday 15th May 2021 from 10am to 11.30am and will feature a panel of eminent medical experts led by Prof Kevin Fenton, Regional Director of Public Health London. The panel will share the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccines.  There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions anonymously. To join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/99627319556 Passcode: 546617

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CATHOLIC BOOKSHOP – our Parish Bookshop is once again every day after Mass for cards, Missals, Rosaries and First Communion and Confirmation gifts, jewellery and statues. If we don’t have an item in stock, speak to Eileen or Madeleine and they will be able to order it in. Please support your Parish’s very own Catholic Book and Gift Shop.

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AN INVITATION TO BUILDING A BETTER MARRIAGE - Dear husband and wife!  An online ‘Building a Better Marriage’ opportunity is being held on JULY 10th 2021 running from 9am -1pm.   The course offered means that you can attend the course from your own living room and there is no group sharing! 

A recent Building a Better Marriage course received the following comments from married couples who logged on … 

‘The topics were chosen well and we could really relate to them. The personal stories you shared were very insightful and helped us to reflect on our own relationships more deeply… It was relaxed and you put us at ease, being friendly and personable...’  

‘We thoroughly enjoyed attending the course and have certainly been practicing a few of the things we learnt already. It puts a smile on our faces when we do because we know that we are certainly richer from participating in the course.’ 

For further information contact: Carole - Tel: 07983524727 or email: mflkent@rcaos.org.uk

 

 

MASSES AT OUR LADY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS ARE BROADCAST LIVE AT

https://www.churchservices.tv/folkestone

 

HELP FOR INDIA - As coronavirus brings devastation across India, CAFOD is working with experienced local Church agency, Caritas India, to provide vital support to poor and marginalised communities. Donations to CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal will help Caritas India distribute PPE kits to frontline health workers, promote COVID & vaccine awareness campaigns, and set up safely run isolation & quarantine centres. You can donate online at  cafod.org.uk/give. Please keep praying for the people of India and all those affected by the pandemic.

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QUEEN OF HEAVEN (LATINREGINA CAELI) –

V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. 
R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia


V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia. 
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.


V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. 
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

 

Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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WE FLY TO THY PROTECTION –

We fly to Thy protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

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 PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL -

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.  Amen.