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OUR LADY OF LOURDES & ST PETER CHANEL
with
HULL UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

15th May 2022

Why is this love a ‘new commandment’?

“The Lord Jesus declared that he was giving his disciples a new commandment, that we should love one another. ‘A new commandment’, he said, ‘I give to you, that we should love one another.’

This commandment was already expressed in God’s Old Law, which contained the words: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself’. Why then does the Lord call it a ‘new’ commandment, seeing that it is evidently so old? Is it a new commandment inasmuch as it strips away the old man and clothes us in the new? It is true that love renews those who hear, or rather those who obey; but not any love, only that love which the Lord distinguished from natural love by adding the word: ‘As I have loved you’.

Such a love renews us: we become new men, heirs of the new testament, singers of the new song. This love, dear brothers and sisters, even in days gone by, renewed the holy men of old, the patriarchs and prophets. So too, in later times, it renewed the apostles, and now it renews the gentiles. From the whole human race all over the world it creates and gathers a new people, the body of the new bride of the only begotted Son of God. It is to her that the words of the Song of Songs apply: ‘Who is she, who has come up clothed in white?’ Yes, she is clothed in white because she is renewed; but how is she renewed, except by the new commandment.”

From the homilies of St Augustine on St John’s Gospel

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday    9.30am
Saturday    6.30pm   Hedwig Elisabeth Foxton
Sunday     10.00am   Jadwiga & Rudolf Osuch
Sunday       6.30pm   People of the Parish
Monday      9.30am   Sheila Vann RIP
Tuesday      7.30pm   Dr B & Maria Redzisz
Wednesday 9.30am   David Joseph Bond
Thursday    7.30pm   Jean Wroe RIP   in the Extraordinary Form (Latin)
Friday          9.30am  Holy Souls
Saturday                    NO MORNING MASS
Saturday    6.30pm   Living & dec’d members of the Cooper, Cowling
                                     & McFaul families

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:
Friday 8.30am to 9.15am; Saturday 10am to 10.45am

CONFESSIONS: in the Sacristy Saturday 10am to 10.45am; 5.30pm to 6pm, Sunday 5.30pm to 6pm.

 READINGS THIS SUNDAY

First Reading: Acts of the Apostles 14:21-27 Did you ever wonder how the arrangements of priests and bishops grew out of the mission of the first apostles and disciples of Jesus? In this passage we hear how Paul and Barnabas, at the end of their missionary journey, appointed “elders” from among the followers to continue the work they had begun. The Greek word is “presbyteros” from which we get “presbyter” or “priest”.

Second Reading: The Apocalypse 21:1-5 The ‘new Jerusalem as beautiful as a bride’ is the Church of Jesus Christ, the people God has drawn together to share in his life through the sacramental life and prayer. Through the Catholic Church the whole of creation is to be made new.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LISTEN AGAIN TO ANY OF THE MASS READINGS?
Go to www.lectionaryreadings.co.uk .

FEAST DAYS

TUESDAY: Day of Prayer for the Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse.

NOTICES

NEW MEMBERS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL
Congratulations to Josie Pipkin, Teresa Doto, Patty Cacho, Priyanka Perera, Susanna Teixeira-Damaso and Tomasz Szumik who were elected or re-elected to the Parish Council last Sunday. Thank you to those who attended the AGM.

INFORMATION MEETING FOR SPUC: THURSDAY 30 JUNE AT 7PM
The new CEO of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, John Deighan, is coming to Hull. On Thursday 30 June he will speak at the Marist Hall at 7pm on the mission of SPUC to protect life and how to be more actively pro-life. He is a very inspiring speaker. Note the date.

TALK ON THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF CATECHISTS: MONDAY 30 MAY
Dr Ralph Martin, author of “The Fulfilment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints”, will be speaking about the spiritual life we all need to live if we are to become missionary disciples. It’s at St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Sevenoaks AND live-streamed via Zoom: 10.30am – 3.30pm.

MAY PROCESSION AT ST VINCENT’S, QUEENS ROAD
St Vincent’s May Procession is TOMORROW Sunday 15 May at 11.30am. Children wishing to join in the procession meet in the school from 11.15am. They wear white dresses or smart clothes (to borrow a white dress please contact Catherine on 07817834362). All are welcome to attend. It is a beautiful occasion to honour Our Lady during the month of May.

NEED FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
It is a wonderful privilege to take Holy Communion to those no longer able to attend Mass, a little like making a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament. Could our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help?

AMPLEFORTH SUMMERTIME 25 to 28 July 2022
This is a holiday week for 10-15 year olds – a week of action with daily sports activities, trip to Flamingoland, lively talks and workshops, and time for prayer and Mass. Ampleforth Abbey is a beautiful and secure location with superb accommodation and sports facilities. Forms are available NOW from Fr William.

PROBLEMS WITH LIVESTREAM ON YOUTUBE
Those who watch Mass on Youtube will have noticed that we’ve suddenly disappeared. This is because Youtube have begun charging for the right to livestream on their channel. I intend to set up an account soon. We have invested several thousand pounds in making the livestream service available. If any of our viewers who do not already contribute to their own parish would like to make a donation, we’d be very grateful.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION FOR CHILDREN
Next meeting for parents & children is Thursday 12 May 6pm in church. It is a rehearsal for the First Holy Communion Mass next Sunday.

HELPING THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE
Given the terrible situation in the Ukraine CAFOD have opened an appeal: https://cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news/Ukraine-crisis

RELICS OF ST BERNADETTE TO VISIT OUR LADY OF LOURDES 5-6 OCTOBER 2022 The Relics of St Bernadette of Lourdes are to visit our parish, from 7pm on Wednesday 5 October until 7am on Thursday 6 October. Volunteers needed.

WE SUPPORT THE FOOD BANK AT HULL COMMUNITY CHURCH
Food provisions you leave in the box in the church porch are taken round every Wednesday morning after Mass. They are enormously appreciated.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE PARISH:
Last Sunday: £564.63

COLLECTION FOR PRIESTS’ TRAINING FUND: £206.02

For a Standing Order:
Barclays Bank, Middlesbrough.
Sort code: 20-56-90,
Account name: Diocese of Middlesbrough
Account number 43496074


CONTACT DETAILS:

115 Cottingham Road HULL HU5 2DH
Telephone: 01482 343216
Email address: chanelparishhull@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook/chanelparishhull Website: ollspc.com
YouTube: Our Lady of Lourdes and St Peter Chanel
Fr William Massie (Parish Priest)

BIDDING PRAYERS FOR SUNDAY MASS TO BE PRAYED AT HOME
God the Father has given us a new birth into a living hope. Even those who do not know God depend upon his loving mercy and kindness. Let us pray for the needs of the world.

We pray for the work of the Church in every country, especially where Christian witness brings danger: that the Spirit of Christ may nurture faith, hope and charity in the world’s darkest areas.
Lord, in your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

For Pope Francis and all the bishops and clergy: may they, through the grace of God, care for the Lord’s flock with love, humility and courage.
Lord, in your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

For all our parish family: that every household may celebrate the true meaning of Easter.
Lord, in your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

For those who work and teach in our schools and universities; for those who are studying especially those working on assignments and facing important examinations: that the Holy Spirit help them to prepare well and give of their best. [PAUSE]
Lord, in your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for those who have died recently, especially in Ukraine; and for all those whose anniversaries occur about this time: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE. AMEN.

Let us turn to Mary, the Mother of the risen Lord. HAIL, MARY…

We offer our own prayers and petitions.

Father, we have seen your glory in the face of Christ, your Son. Enliven and deepen our faith that we may put our trust in you and serve you. We make all our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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