This week at St. Michael's

An Act of Spiritual Communion to be prayed in these times
when we are not able to receive our Lord sacramentally in the Eucharist:

Trinity Sunday

7th June 2020

First Reading: Exodus 34: 4-6. 8-9
Lord, Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion

Responsorial Psalm Daniel 3
To you glory and praise for evermore.

Second Reading. 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13
The grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

Gospel: John 3:16-18
God sent his Son so that through Him the world might be saved.

At first sight, this part of the dialogue in today’s Gospel between Jesus and Nicodemus seems to mention only the Father and the Son and not involve the Holy Spirit. A chief concern of the Gospel of John is to show the relationship of loving obedience between Father and Son. The love and equality in a perfect relationship between a human parent and a child is the nearest reflection of such divine love which we can envisage. In complete trust and confidence the parent gives to the child everything that is theirs. The parent’s only interest is the advancement of the child. The child’s only care is to please the parent and to be as close to the parent as they can be, in word, in action and in relationships. Each has a vibrant and continuous bond of love for the other. Such a relationship may be rare in human family life, but it can model for us a pale reflection of the loving relationship between the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is the love between the Father and the Son, love in person, the living bond which unites them. We must, however, appreciate that any such language limps and belittles the divine relationship, which is of a different order of perfection and intensity. Human language can never fully explain the mystery of God which is beyond our total understanding. Dom Henry Wainsborough OSB

Mass Intentions and Ministries

This information is updated from the bulletin.
PLEASE check with the church directly for up to date times of masses, which are currently not open for public attendance.

Fr. Bill would like to express to you all that remembers all
of his parishioners and thieir private intenstions in his daily private masses.

Feast Days this week:
Monday June 8th; St William of York
Tuesday June 9th: St Columba (Abbot)
Thursday June 11th: St Barnabas, Apostle
Saturday June 13th: St Anthony of Padua (Bishop and Doctor of the Church)

Another important celebration on Saturday 6th June is the 66th anniversary of Fr Bill’s ordination to the priesthood. We should always keep our priests, and particularly our own Fr Bill, in our prayers but on Saturday please remember him in your prayers in a special way with thanks for his ministry among us.


The following prayer is being said at all masses;
in place of actually receiveing the sacrment of Christ:

Act Of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things
and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul
so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.

Our Parish Prayer
Father, pour out Your Spirit on the people of this Parish and grant us a new vision of your Glory,
a new experience of your Power, a new faithfulness to your Word and a new consecration to your Service, that your Love may grow among us and your Kingdom come, through Christ our Lord. Amen

Daily prayer:

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

Please pray for those who are sick or housebound in our Parishes
Please remember in your prayers those who are sick
Fr Pat McKenna, Fr David Tanner, Brian Copeman, Nita Lax, Mary Brightwell, Molly Baines, Tracey Rankin, Winnie Bilton, Alan Rhys-Evans, Kyna Richardson, Irene Bowater, Kaya Isli, Eugene Bell, Thomas Russell, Joe Porter, Kathleen Hartis, Nathan Pearce, Margaret Leightley, Jim and Margaret Smith, Terri Cessford, Kathleen Robinson, Paul Tweddle, Steve Glazebrook, a special little boy and Elizabeth Johnson.

Please also pray for our recently deceased members fo the Parish:
Pray for the repose of the souls of Patricia Curran and Craig Miller who have died recently. Private funeral services will be held which, under current guidelines, will be attended by close family only. Memorial Masses will be celebrated at a later date when congregations are allowed to gather.

Please pray for diocesan priests whose anniversaries occur this week:
Monsignor John Cunningham, Fr Leo Landreth, Fr Edward Murphy, Canon Hugh McCartan, Fr George Sharratt,
Fr John Condon, Fr John Burns, Fr Martin Deegan and Fr Edward Wilkinson,

Please pray for all those celebrating their anniversaries this week

Daily Prayer
Here is a prayer Pope Francis recited on March 11th for a special Mass and it's being used for us all as an
act of prayer asking Mary to protect the world during of the coronavirus pandemic:

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide,
so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. We seek refuge under your protection,
O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test -and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin, Amen

Animated Praying Hands
Please spare a moment to Pray the Rosary every day