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Mauve Book Page 258 

Alleluia Christ is Risen
He is Risen indeed Alleluia 

When we arrive at Easter Sunday, I understand how those three disciples felt when they wanted to stay on the Mountain of the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2–3//). I wish we could just stay at Easter day and let the moment last for ever. Winter has passed, the summer stretches out in front of us, nature returns to the full bloom of life, and we can “all take a little wine for our stomach’s sake” (1Tim5:23) because Christ is Risen! 

Happy Easter to all our people, especially visiting families, tourists & other friends this Weekend. The Holy Week liturgies have been wonderful at both churches. Beginning with Palm Sunday, many thanks to everyone who has helped each night with music, prayers & preparations. It has been wonderful moment to receive SIX new Catholics at the Vigil on Saturday who completed the rites of initiation, some as baptised Christians from other churches and others with no previous background of faith. This is Easter when every fibre of creation is permeated by a certain quality and freshness which sings to us about the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. OLSS was full on Good Friday. The Children’s liturgy saw more children than ever before. The Healing Mass on Tuesday was particularly beautiful at St Joseph’s and I know that the other ceremonies were well supported too. My sincere thanks to Fr Tomasz who has cared for St Joseph’s over the past seven days and also to Fr Malcolm who was with us on Palm Sunday and will continue to help in coming months. Don’t let anybody tell you that the Catholic faith is finished, for some it is only just beginning!

God Bless
Fr Kevin 

It is impossible to print all the readings for Easter Weekend as the texts are different for each Mass. You will ned the mauve books beginning on Page 258 if you like to follow the readings 

Throughout the season of Easter, it is customary to sing, Regina Cæli in place of the Angelus. Let’s learn to sing it in the Latin form so that it becomes part of our normal usage in Greenwich: 

Regina Cæli lætare, alleluia:
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia,
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia. 

Regina Cæli is much more delicate when sung in Latin because the English forms are very clumsy but a widely used form is known like this and goes to the tune “Jesus Christ is Risen today”: 

Joy to thee, O Queen of Heaven. Alleluia!
He whom Thou wast meet to bear Alleluia!
As He promised hath arisen. Alleluia!
Pour for us to God thy prayer Alleluia! 

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia. 

R. For the Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia. 

Let us pray: 

O God, who through the resurrection of Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ didst vouchsafe to give joy to the whole world: grant, we beseech thee, that through the prayers of His Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary we too may obtain the joys of everlasting life, through Jesus Christ Our Lord

EASTER SUNDAY (Renewal of Baptismal Vows) 

Mass OLSS 9.00 Int: Larry M (RiP) 

April 21st Mass St J’s 10.00 Int: Ann C (RiP 1st An) 

Mass OLSS 11.00 Inc Baptism of Josephine & Jude 

Lots of requests for Mass intentions on Easter Sunday but the Mass is particularly offered for José RiP at the time of his 1st Anniversary today. 

We also remember with affection Paddy & Frances and the Family of  Ruslana 

Monday 22nd No Mass on Monday
For England & St George (Coming soon “National Holiday TBC Corbyn”) 

April 23rd Ursuline back to School New Term Masses 

Masses at OLSS 9.30 & 2.00pm All Welcome! 

Mass St Joseph’s 7.00pm Int: Geoff H (RiP) 

Wednesday 24th Mass OLSS 9.30 Int: Barbara R (RiP) 

Thursday 25th Mass OLSS 9.30 Int: Elaine M & Fmy (WB) 

Mass St J’s 11.00 Int: Oliver F (RiP) 

Friday 26th Mass OLSS 9.30 Int: Joan K (BD) 

Saturday 27th Mass OLSS 6.00pm Int: Mike & Helen, baptism of Maxima 

London Marathon NEXT WEEK – Sunday 28th Mass at St Joseph’s 6.00pm 

Road closures are more draconian each year with many local roads closed before 7.00am until after 3.00pm. You will probably need to walk to OLSS & St Josephs. At OLSS we will keep the Masses at the usual times but it is impossible at St Joseph’s so we will keep the main Mass will be at 6.00pm. The Sisters will have the church open during the morning for any local people who may still turn up as usual when there will be a simple eucharistic service for visitors and passers-by. 

Sunday 28th OLSS Masses 9.00am Int: Parish & People

11.00am Teresa K (Ints) 

Oh No! Here Comes Fr Martin 

Fr Martin will be with us again throughout the month of June staying at St Josephs. He is very much loved in Greenwich except for his cooking! 

We are trying to find him evening classes! 

Endow Mothers Group 

The mums group will continue to meet NB; on Tuesdays at 11am in the OLSS basement rooms. Starting on May 23rd we will spend the next 12 weeks following the Endow’s Light of the Nations study which focuses on the challenges of living and passing on the Catholic faith in the current time. Contact: [email protected] 


José R, Philomemna C, Kathleen G, Kathleen R, Patrick H, Martin R, J Dormandy, Denis C, Nancy M, Edward K, Margaret C, Victor S, Catherine B, Peter R, Josephine S

May they Rest in Peace 

Thankyou for your offertory Sun 14th 

St Joseph’s £501 OLSS £745
Gift Aid envelope users. Have you collected your envelopes available in church? 


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