Monday 1 June 2020 is the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church
|Latest Letter from Fr Mark McManus (30th/31st May - Pentcost Sunday)|
|Dear Parishioners of St Joseph's & St Charles,|
|The end of the Easter season is marked by the feast of Pentecost, which in turn heralds a short season of significant feasts – Trinity, Corpus Christi, Sacred Heart, Peter & Paul, etc.
Our Christian calendar is an important part of our identity and it is important that we try to keep a sense of its shape and relate it to our daily lives. As always, I encourage you to pace yourselves and ask you to make sure you mark these days with both some form of prayer and celebration. They need not be onerous or overtop, it is the sense of occasion and the marking of God’s love that we must not lose.
To help you plan or mark your diary or kitchen calendar here are the major feasts in the month of June:
Sunday, 7 June, The Most Holy Trinity, Solemnity
Sunday, 14 June, Corpus Christi, Solemnity
Friday, 19 June, The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity
Wednesday, 24 June, The Birth of St John the Baptist, Solemnity
Saturday, 27 June, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Patron of the Diocese, Solemnity
Sunday, 28 June, St Peter & St Paul, Solemnity
I wish you a blessed Pentecost day and pray you and your families rejoice in the gifts that God has given to each of you.
Finally, I have attached this weekend’s words.
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
St Charles Borromeo, pray for us.
With my prayers,
Fr Mark McManus
|23rd/24th May - Seventh Sunday of Easter|
|16th/17th May - Sixth Sunday of Easter|
|9th/10th May - Fifth Sunday of Easter|
|2nd/3rd May - Fourth Sunday of Easter|
|1st May - St Joseph the Worker Feast Day|
|18th/19th April - Divine Mercy Sunday, the Second of Sunday Easter|
|17th April (includes the Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour)|
|11th/12th April - Holy Saturday & The Resurrection of the Lord Easter Sunday|
|10th April - Good Friday|
|9th April - Maudy Thursday|
|4th/5th April - Palm Sunday|