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PALM SUNDAY/Year A

Sunday 5th April 2020

Parish Priest:Father Nigel Barr, 1 Buttfield Road, Howden, DN14 7DW. Tel: 01430 430245

There are two churches in our parish: Sacred Heart, Howden, and St. Joseph and St. Thomas, Goole. Please click on the links above to find out about each one.

THOUGH OUR CHURCHES ARE CLOSED
YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.
YOU ARE PRAYED FOR DAILY
AT OUR ALTAR.

In your homes please join us in prayer for sufferers of the Covid-19-Corona virus, and for those who care for them.
Each day of Holy Week the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for them and for you, and for all your intentions, and for all the people of the parish.

THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM

Mass of the Lord's Supper (Maundy Thursday)
The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday
Easter VIgil in the Holy Night (Saturday 11th April)
Mass on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

will similarly be offered (without the Faithful) for the above intentions.

You will also be remembered in the praying of the Stations of the Cross in our parish.

Palm leaves and crosses will also be blessed on Palm Sunday and distributed to you at a later time

Join the Pope in celebrating the Easter Triduum.

Those of you woth satellite reception will be able to pray with the Pope for all the Easter Triduum ceremonies.
Here is all the information you need

ACT OF CONTRITION

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin more more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savioud Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.

If we become united with Christ through a death like his,
we will certainly be united with him in his resurrection.

"Lord, help us to see in your crucifixion and resurrection
an example of how to endure and seemingly to die in the agony and conflict of daily life,
so that we may live more fully and creatively.
You accepted patiently and humbly the rebuffs of human life,
as well as the tortures of your crucifixion and passion.
Help us to accept the pains and conflicts that come to us each day
as opportunities to grow as people and become more like you.
Enable us to go through them patiently and bravely,
trusting that you will support us;
for it is only by dying with you that we can rise with you".
ST TERESA OF KOILKATTA (Mother Teresa)


Father Nigel suggested we start a WhatsApp group for the whole parish so we can keep in contact with one another. Barbara has kindly agreed to set this up. She is contacting everyone she can. If you have not been invited and you don't know her number please let me know by emailing me(Aileen) and I will forward your mobile number to her. (I do not like to advertise her number on the web, and the email address I am giving you is not my family/friends one).

You might like to visit The Diocesan Website to see if new information is available over the next few weeks.

For more coronavirus related material, including special prayers and links to live-streamed services look at our our COVID-19 pagE

A BLESSED HOLY WEEK
AND
THE PEACE AND JOY
OF THE RISEN LORD JESUS
BE YOURS THIS EASTER.

With my prayers and every blessing in Christ. Fr Nigel.