St Ann's Catholic Church

We Wish You All A Very Happy Divine Mercy Sunday!

Happy Easter! We are delighted and thank God in celebrating Easter. St. Ann’s parish thanks all members and visitors for your support, good wishes, cards and gifts. We wish all the blessings of the Risen Christ and a joyful Celebration of Easter! May the joy of the Risen Christ reign in your hearts and in your homes, bless & protect you today and always.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

638 "We bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this day he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus."489 The Resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth of our faith in Christ, a faith believed and lived as the central truth by the first Christian community; handed on as fundamental by Tradition; established by the documents of the New Testament; and preached as an essential part of the Paschal mystery along with the cross:

Christ is risen from the dead!
Dying, he conquered death;
To the dead, he has given life.

 

The empty tomb

640 "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen."493 The first element we encounter in the framework of the Easter events is the empty tomb. In itself it is not a direct proof of Resurrection; the absence of Christ's body from the tomb could be explained otherwise.494 Nonetheless the empty tomb was still an essential sign for all. Its discovery by the disciples was the first step toward recognizing the very fact of the Resurrection. This was the case, first with the holy women, and then with Peter.495 The disciple "whom Jesus loved" affirmed that when he entered the empty tomb and discovered "the linen cloths lying there", "he saw and believed".496 This suggests that he realized from the empty tomb's condition that the absence of Jesus' body could not have been of human doing and that Jesus had not simply returned to earthly life as had been the case with Lazarus.497

Twofold Paschal mystery 654

654 The Paschal mystery has two aspects:

This new life is above all justification that reinstates us in God's grace, "so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."526 Justification consists in both victory over the death caused by sin and a new participation in grace.527 It brings about filial adoption so that men become Christ's brethren, as Jesus himself called his disciples after his Resurrection: "Go and tell my brethren."528 We are brethren not by nature, but by the gift of grace, because that adoptive filiation gains us a real share in the life of the only Son, which was fully revealed in his Resurrection.

 

Important Notices

OPENING OF ST. ANN’S CHURCH.

Saturday - Mass 10:00am, Vigil Mass 6:00pm

Sunday – Mass 10:30am

Monday to Friday - Mass 10:00am

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Mass Intentions for week commencing 11th April 2021

Sat 10th

10:00am

6:00pm

Vigil of Second Sunday of Easter

Privite Intention

People of the Parish

Sun 11th

10:30am

Divine Mercy Sunday

Gino & Raymond's Intention

Mon 12th

10:00am

Feria

Clergy & Religious RIP

Tue 13th

10:00am

St Martin

Jane Flower

Wed 14th

10:00am

Feria

Dante Silva

Thur 15th

10:00am

Feria

Gloriana & Rosa's Intention

Fri 16th

10:00am

Feria

Sherley's Intention

Sat 17th

10:00am

6:00 pm

Vigil of Third Sunday of Easter

Ronald and Lucie's Intention

People of the Parish

Sun 18th 10:30 am Third Sunday of Easter Alvaro Maccioni


Please find the QR Code Poster of the Test and Trace App for St. Ann’s RC Parish in the Porch. The government introduced a new Test and Trace App on 24th September. Parishioners who downloaded this App on their mobile phone and registered with their QR code can register their attendance at a particular place. Should a person receive a positive Covid test the App will be used to contact other attendees and provide them with necessary instructions. The use of this system is not compulsory for churches; however, it is strongly recommended.

Live streaming of Masses and Services

Even though the church is now open, streaming of daily weekday Masses and weekend Masses will still continue to be available via Facebook and YouTube, and all previous Masses are archived in these channels:

Parish Business

  1. Please kindly read the letter to Parishioners and Friends of St. Ann’s Parish which can be found via this link.
  2. For the Current Newsletter, please click here.
  3. For home learning on the subject of our Catholic Faith in relation to Science and other fundamental issues, please click here. This facility is to be used in conjunction with our Diocesan Centre for Catholic Formation’s resources.
  4. VOLUNTEERING & CHARITABLE WORK:
    • We have previously brought your attention to the needs of our neighbours to whom we should respond by all the means open to us. I would like to thank specially all of you who are already volunteering to help the needy by providing company by telephone, by doing or delivering shopping and/or medicines. There is a continuing need to donate to the food banks and we would urge you to support Kingston Foodbank via their website at https://localgiving.org/charity/kingstonfoodbank/ or your local Foodbanks.
    • At St. Ann’s Parish we are always grateful to hear from anyone who is willing to help us out, either remotely or in person, with our Masses or who would be willing to volunteer as a steward at the start of Mass or to oversee the church during other liturgies. Please do contact us and let us know if you would be willing to help or see Father Michael at the end of Mass.
  5. To make Donations to St. Ann’s RC Parish:
    • There will be an opportunity to give to the Parish through a static collection box or contactless machines as you arrive and leave the church.
    • St. Ann’s Gift Aid Form: <http://www.stanns-kingstonhill.org.uk/docs/GiftAidMandate2018.pdf> and Standing Order Form: please click here
    • To donate to St. Ann’s Parish, please find bank details by clicking here
    • Donations towards the Church can be made via this link.

Current affairs

Statement from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales on the Publication of the IICSA Report

The Roman Catholic Church Investigation Report, November 2020. A report of the Inquiry Panel - Professor Alexis Jay OBE, Professor Sir Malcolm Evans KCMG OBE, Ivor Frank and Drusilla Sharpling CBE: <https://www.iicsa.org.uk/publications/investigation/roman-catholic-church>.

For the prayer by St. John Henry Newman recited daily by St Teresa of Calcutta and the Missionaries of Charity after Communion, click here.

For the Prayer Campaign to Conquer the Virus, click here.

SAFEGUARDING