Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord 2018

 

PARISH NEWS

COMBINED PARISH RITE II RECONCILIATION – TUESDAY, TUESDAY 27TH MARCH, 7:00PM
There will be 7 Priests available for confession, including a Spanish and a Polish Priest who will hear confessions in their language on the night. All welcome.

DON’T BE LATE FOR EASTER SUNDAY MASS – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
A reminder that Daylight Savings ends on Sunday 1ST April 2018. Clocks are turned back 1 hour at 3:00am to 2:00am.

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING APRIL 2018
Please note that as the first Monday of April is Easter Monday, the next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on the 2nd Monday, 9th April at 7:00pm in Church.

DONATION OF PALMS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
We would like to extend our gratitude to All Green Nursery, Charles Buttigieg and all others who have kindly donated palms to decorate the Church and for distribution to all parishioners.

HOLY THURSDAY 29TH MARCH – MASS 7:30PM VIGIL UP TO 11:00PM
We are seeking volunteers to keep watch before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass. Could you write your name and the time that you will be available on the clipboards at the back of the Church. Thank you.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE – EASTER SUNDAY, 1st APRIL, AFTER 8:30AM & 10:30AM MASSES
Sausages will be on sale for $1.00 each after both Masses. ALL proceeds will go to Caritas – Project Compassion. A heartfelt thank you to DANIEL O'CONNOR for generously donating all the food. Thank you also to the Welcoming Group for coordinating the Sausage Sizzle

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
Could you please start returning all boxes either to the Parish Office or by leaving them in the basket on the table outside the Sacristy. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION
There will only be one collection on Good Friday with all proceeds going to the upkeep and restoration of the Churches and Shrines in the Holy Land. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

READINGS FOR EASTER TRIDUUM

HOLY THURSDAY
1st Reading:   Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14
Resp. Psalm:   Ps 115:12-13, 15-18
2nd Reading:   1 Cor 11:23-26
Gospel Acclamation:   Jn13:34
Gospel:   Jn 13:1-15
GOOD FRIDAY
1st Reading:   Is 52:13-53:12
Resp. Psalm:   Ps 30:2,6,12-13,15-17,25
2nd Reading:    Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel Acclamation:   Phil 2:8-9
Gospel:   Jn 18:1-19:42
EASTER VIGIL
1st Reading:   Gen.1:1-2:2,
Resp Psalm:   Ps103,1-2,5-6,10,12-14,24,35.R.cf.v.30
2nd Reading:   Gen. 22:1-18,
Resp. Psalm:   Ps 15:5,8-11,R.v.1
3rd Reading:   Ex 14:15-15:1.
Canticle:   Ex 15:1-6,17-18.R.v.1.
EASTER SUNDAY
1st Reading:   Acts 10:34,37-43
Resp. Psalm:   Ps 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23, R.v.24
2nd Reading:   Col 3:1-4
Gospel Acclamation:   1 Cor 5:7-8
Gospel:   Jn 20:1-9

HOLY WEEK / EASTER / DIVINE MERCY TIMETABLE

RECONCILIATION RITE II Tuesday 27 March, 7:00pm in Church
PALM SUNDAY, 24/25 MARCH
6:00pm – Vigil Mass, Sat 24 March 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:00pm – Masses
HOLY THURSDAY, 29 MARCH
7:30pm  – Mass of the Lord’s Supper including Washing of the Feet and vigil until 11:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY, 30 MARCH 10:00am – Stations of the Cross 3:00pm   – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion &  Divine Mercy Novena
EASTER VIGIL, SATURDAY 31 MARCH
7:30pm – Mass
EASTER SUNDAY 1 APRIL
8:30am, 10:30am –  Masses
N0 5:00PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
30 March – Good Friday – After 3:00pm Service
31 March – Holy Saturday – 9:00am followed by Confessions
1 – 6 April (Sunday to Friday) – After 8:30am Mass
7 April (Saturday) – After 9:15am Mass
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, 8 APRIL
2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confessions
3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass
5:00pm – Mass as usual
CONFESSIONS
Saturdays – After 9:15am Mass
Wednesdays – After 7:00pm Mass
Holy Saturday – At 9:00am

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Lucy Zanatta, Juliana Toncic, Eddie Gresle, Tony Davidson, Adrian Sahra, Verion Stroud and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Geoff Dalton, Phillip Jones, Lewis Vella, Gwenda Henry, Charlie Brissa, Joseph & Catherine Brissa, George Carabott, Jim Costa, Maria Tin, Alex D’Souza, Anthony Henriques and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Thelma French, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Leeandra D'Souza, Shanthi Dass, Rose Farrugia, James Wiliams, Virginia Jewers, Magdalena Marquez, Carmen Augies, Chris, May Rizkallah and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

 Money Counters - 1 Apr 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira / Jeff Poppen

Easter Sunday Readers – 31 Mar/1 Apr 18

  7:30pm S. Harry/S. D’Silva/B. Steinhauer./E. Dalton
  8:30am L. Vasquez
10:30am W. D’Cruz
  5:00pm NO MASS

Easter Sunday Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 31 Mar/1 Apr 18

  7:30pm Bernadette / Maria  M. / Maria  N. / Davy / Stanley / Connie
  8:30am Ellen / Karen / Rayleen / Halina / Bernice / Vol
10:30am Nina / Grace / Vicki / Evelyn / Kath / Sally DiB
  5:00pm NO MASS

Easter Sunday Music Ministry – 31 Mar/1 Apr 18

  7:30pm Youth Band & Eagles
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm NO MASS