Jesus' ascension into heaven
depicted by John Singleton Copley 1775
Sunday (6th of Easter): First Reading was Acts 10:25-26. Responsorial Psalm was Number 97 "The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations." Second Reading was 1 John 4 :7-10, and the reading from the Holy Gospel was John 15:9-17. The Service next Sunday (The Ascension of the Lord) will be at 9.30am. The mid-week mass is on Thursday 14th May at 9.30am.
The weekly drop-in session continues to be held in the meeting area at the back of the church between 10.00am and 11.45am every Tuesday for anyone wanting information about the church, its activities, or simply for a natter and a cup of coffee. Last weeks Tote winner was number 24.
10 DAYS OF PRAYER:
Please remember the 10 days of prayer starts from Ascension on Thursday 14th. Leaflets for guidance are available in church or are posted on the previous newsletter.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK:
This begins today (10th May) and last until Saturday. There are envelopes available for freewill offerings.
This is being organised for a Monday evening in early July to a pub/restaurant in Derbyshire. Further details will be posted soon on the web-site and in the facebook pages.
Matthias (died c. 80), according to the Acts of the Apostles was the apostle chosen by the believers to replace Judas Iscariot. His calling as an apostle is unique in that his appointment was not made personally by Jesus.
He had been with Jesus from his baptism by John to the Ascension. In the days following, Peter proposed that the assembled disciples, who numbered about one hundred and twenty, nominate two men to replace Judas.Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was numbered with the eleven apostles. Matthias was present with the other apostles at Pentecost. The tradition of the Greeks says that St. Matthias planted the faith about Cappadocia and on the coasts of the Caspian sea, residing chiefly near the port Issus. According to Nicephorus Matthias first preached the Gospel in Judaea, then in Colchis (now in modern-day Georgia) and was there stoned to death.