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2nd Sunday of Easter Year B (Divine Mercy Sunday)   “Faith”    (more)

The readings today are concerned with the Lord’s resurrection.  The Gospel takes us back to the events of the first Easter Sunday, the giving of the Holy Spirit and of Thomas’ profession of faith: My Lord and my God!  His faith is reflected in the first reading which takes us back to the days of the early church and illustrates the faith of those first Christians.  The reading from john reminds us that if we love God, we must keep his commandments – a strengthening of our faith.

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This Sunday’s Liturgy (11 April 2021):

R1: Acts 4:32-35;    R2: 1 John 5:1-6;    G: John 20:19-31

View Readings—(Universalis)…………..Reflection—(Sunday Plus)……….Hymns (below)

   Shine Jesus Shine    (lyrics)   Lord of the dance   (lyrics)
   God forgave my sin    (lyrics)    Jesus, name above all names    (lyrics)

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Services at StP/StMC (last updated Sun 11 April 2021) Please see the newsletters for details of services and booking.

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Live Holy Mass Links:

> UK Masses – next 2 hrs  – www.churchservices.tv/whats-on-now/

> World Holy Mass: https://mass-online.org/daily-holy-mass-live-online/

> Daily services at York Oratory can be viewed on their YouTube Channel

> Daily services at English Martyrs, YorkYouTube Channel

> Streamed Masses in the Middlesbrough Diocese View List on Dioc Website

> Leeds Cathedral – services throughout the week on their YouTube Channel

> Global Catholic TV: Mass/Services/Videos:   #What’s On    #Watch Live

> Catholic Shrine of Walsingham – Schedule of live-stream services

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Prayer: Almighty ever-living God, only support of our human weakness, look with compassion upon the sorrowful condition of your children who suffer because of this pandemic; relieve the pain of the sick, give strength to those who care for them, welcome into your peace those who have died and, throughout this time of tribulation, grant that we may all find comfort in your merciful love. Through Christ our Lord.

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The Act of Spiritual Communion (please click on the image)   –  May we grow in appreciation of the Eucharist; may those who have lapsed from the practice of their faith return to it with conviction and gratitude.  For our young people, that in a world of entertainment and distraction they may experience moments of reflection in which they can draw closer to God and discern the direction and meaning of their lives. Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.

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The Pope’s Prayer Intentions for April 2021: [Link: Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network]: Fundamental rights – We pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis.

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