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12th April 2020 – Easter Sunday “A”
ST GERARD’S SACRED HEART
FLEMING ROAD, 106 CROSSGATES,
BELLSHILL, ML4 1NF BELLSHILL, ML4 2LB
Charity number: SC011041 Charity number: SC011041
Tel. No. 01698 842709
First Reading: Acts 10:34; 37-43
Resp. Psalm: This day was made by the Lord, we rejoice and are glad
Second Reading: Colossians 3: 1-4
Gospel Accl: Alleluia, alleluia
Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed. Let us celebrate the feast then, in the Lord.
Gospel: John 20: 1-9
Please remember in your prayers
Sick: Baby Felix Durnion, Matt McDonald, Kathleen Grant, Jackie Chinskie, Jane Downie, Jim Kirkwood. Betty McDermott, Betty McAuley, Anne Taggart, M.A.Musgrave, Tessa McDade, Martin Burns, Hugh Murphy, Maisie Hendry, Ken May, Chris May, Stuart Grew, Margaret Quinn, Megan Carlin, Kirsty White, Gerard Foley, Tony Maschinsky, Thomas Crielly, Bridget Flannigan, Elizabeth Ann Curtis (London), James Fallance, Michelle Miller (Cleary),James Ryan, Maureen Griffin, May Dick, Lauren Nicol, Rab Donnelly, Joseph Townsley, Peter Mitchell, Thomas O’Donnell, John Hamilton, Bridget Cairney, Michael Rennie, Rosemary Walsh,
R.I.P.:, Fr Richard Rodgers ( fromer PP of St. Mary’s Cleland), Jeannie Costello, Baby Victoria McCann,
Months Mind: Mary Jane Johnston
Anniversaries: Rosina Mullen, Robin McPhail, Billy O’Hara, Charlie & Sadie Johnston, John & Patrick Brennan, Paul Quinn,
During the Coronavirus crisis Masses are still celebrated for your intentions. If you wish include the name of your beloved ones into the parish list put the envelope with names and donation through the letter box of Sacred Heart or St. Gerard’s Presbytery. Alternatively email your names to email@example.com
Anniversaries, Months minds can still be put through the chapel house door or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Easter Sunday Mass from St Augustine’s, Coatbridge, is being broadcast tomorrow on BBC 1 and BBC Scotland at 1.15pm.
Weekly Sunday collections
Some people have been asking about ways of maintaining their weekly offertory collections during this time. I understand the financial uncertainty for many parishioners at this time and I greatly appreciate any contributions you can make for the upkeep of the parish. We totally rely on the generosity of parishioners to maintain the church and the parish. So, I would be most grateful if parishioners can continue to make their regular contributions, as far as you can.
Thank you to those who have put handed their envelopes into the chapel house as well as those who have donated online.
By using this link to our parish Paypal account
You can download and print off and complete the standing order form and take it or post it to your bank.
DO NOT RETURN THIS FORM TO THE PARISH
If you use online banking you can pay directly by setting up a direct debit.
The parish details are: Bank: Bank of Scotland
Account No: 15939268
Sort Code: 80-22-60
Parishioners may also wish to set aside their weekly Sunday collection and these will be collected at a later date once the parish is open for business. Thank you so much for your support in this
way. Fr. Kevin
Bishop Toal’s Easter Message 2020.
As Christians celebrate Easter this year we are thinking of the suffering inflicted upon us by the Covid-10 Virus. It is a dreadful time for the whole world and our thoughts are with all who have caught the virus and their loved ones. We are grateful for the dedication and courage of those caring for the sick and the vulnerable, and all who are providing the essential services we all rely on. It is hard to find hope, but our celebration of Easter encourages us to have such a hope - a hope that we will recover and that life will be better again. For Christians we find our hope in Jesus Christ, who having suffered a terrible death on the cross rose again to new life, and promised us a share in eternal life. In such a time of crisis we cling on to this faith and reach out to Our Lord in our need. Although we have not been able this year to celebrate these precious days for our faith in our churches, we have sought the Lord and felt his presence strongly within and among us. In the Church’s faith in Jesus, risen from the dead, I wish everyone a Happy Easter, as we seek God’s blessing on us all and our world in our present need.
It has been a very worrying and difficult time for all of us these past few weeks, with the restrictions placed upon us by the government. These have been most difficult to accept because we have been unable to come to our church to pray, celebrate Mass together and receive the Holy Eucharist.
Many of us have learned overnight how to use modern technology to access Mass online from various parishes in the diocese and beyond.
I have a sense from the parishioners who have been in touch, that despite the churches being closed each and every one of us have looked at our faith in a new and vibrant way. Perhaps, we have taken our faith for granted in the past and now it has become the force that has given us new life.
As we celebrate Easter time in our own homes let us recognise that although we are separated physically, we are always united in the love and peace of the Risen Christ.
Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support for Deacon Tom and I during this time and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
We would like to wish each and every one of you a Happy and blessed Easter. May the peace and joy of the Risen Christ be with you and your families at this time. Fr. Kevin & Deacon Tom