News and Events at Holy Trinity week beginning May 15th 2022
The Parish Mass is offered every Sunday at 9:00AM and we invite you to join us for worship.
Our amazing and well attended Sunday School operates in the hall.
This Sunday May 15th is The Fifth Sunday of Easter. Fr Paul will preside and preach today.
Hymns: 373, 365, 271, 394.
Readings at Mass today: 1st Reading: Acts 1-18. Psalm: Ps 148. 2nd Reading: Rev 21:1-6. The Gospel: St John 13: 31-35.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
There’s a wonderful story told about St John the apostle when he was a very old man, the story was recounted by St Jerome. Whenever St John’s disciples carried the frail and very old apostle into their worship meetings, he would say, “Little children, love one another”. He then uttered these words every single time he gathered with his fellow worshippers.
His disciples eventually got a bit upset and even annoyed with this repetition, and asked him, “Why do you always say this?” St John is said to have replied, “Because it is the Lord’s commandment and if it alone be kept, it is sufficient”.
John certainly wrote a lot about what Jesus said concerning love. Famously, God so loved the world that he gave his own Son, Jesus (John 3:16). Jesus talks often about the love the Father has for him. In Chapter 13, John gives us a particularly intimate demonstration of the love Jesus had for his disciples. As he takes the position of a servant and washes his disciples’ feet, he gives them a demonstration of how they are to act (13:15). In imitating Jesus, it seems there’s nothing more like our Lord than to forget about any sense of entitlement you might have, or what you think you might deserve, and get on with looking after others.
What a powerful Gospel to hear on the day when we enact the business of our APCM! Perhaps this is the best Mission Statement any parish could adopt for its life and activity!
Please note that Friday Coffee morning and Mass at Noon have begun again. Coffee served from 10:30AM.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM takes place from tomorrow May 16th -19th. There will be no Wednesday Mass on the 18th but the Friday Noon Mass will take place as normal.
This year Ascension Day May 26th will be celebrated with a said Mass at Holy Trinity at 10:00AM and a joint Sung Mass at St Andrew’s in Deal at 7:30PM. The choir and congregation of St Andrew came to us on Ash Wednesday for the Mass at St George’s, so we return the compliment on this Holy Day.
THE MAY DEVOTION TO OUR LADY. Sunday May 20th is our Annual May devotion at Holy Trinity. This is a great event for the children of our Sunday School, with a procession and sprinkling of flower petals before Our Lady. Come and join us!
THE BLESSING OF THE SEA will take place at St Andrew’s on Saturday May 28th. We begin promptly at 2.00pm from the church and process to the seafront. Tea will be served in the Parish Hall on our return to church. We invite you to join together as an act of witness. It would be great to have as many people to walk the procession from Church to the Sea front. Choir members are especially needed to keep the singing going!
TRINITY SUNDAY – JUNE 12TH is our Patronal Festival. We are aiming for a very special Mass with visiting preacher – Canon Carl-Fredrik Arvidsson, a grand Bring and Share party and a great day of celebration. Please sign up for what you can bring for the Bring and Share meal. Sheet in Porch.
SUNDAY JUNE 19TH IS CORPUS CHRISTI SUNDAY. On this day we shall offer a special Mass in thanksgiving for the institution of the Holy Eucharist with a concluding Procession and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Fr Michael Morris will be celebrating his 40th Anniversary as a Priest on July 9th at Holy Trinity Church. There will be a Concelebrated Mass at 11:00AM followed by a Reception at the San Clu afterwards. This is quite a milestone. Please come and help him celebrate.
PLEASE REMEMBER THE FOOD BANK AND HYGIENE BANK.