Sunday (3rd of Easter): First Reading was Acts 3:13-15. Responsorial Psalm was Number 4 " Left up the light of your face on us, O Lord." Second Reading was 1 John 2 :1-5, and the reading from the Holy Gospel was Luke 24:35-48. The Service next Sunday (4th of Easter) will be at 9.30am. The mid-week mass (St George) is on Thursday 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 215
ANNUAL GENERAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING:
Further reminder that this will be held in church on Monday 27th April 2015 at 7.00pm.
On 24 February AD 303, Diocletian (influenced by Galerius) issued an edict that every Christian soldier in the army should be arrested and every other soldier should offer a sacrifice to the Roman Gods of the time. However, George objected, and with the courage of his faith approached the Emperor and ruler. Diocletian was upset, not wanting to lose his best tribune and the son of his best official, Gerontius. But George loudly renounced the Emperor's edict, and in front of his fellow soldiers and tribunes he claimed himself to be a Christian and declared his worship of Jesus Christ. Diocletian attempted to convert George, even offering gifts of land, money and slaves if he made a sacrifice to the Roman gods; he made many offers, but George never accepted. Recognizing the futility of his efforts and insisting on upholding his edict, Diocletian was left with no choice but to have George executed for his refusal. Before the execution George gave his wealth to the poor and prepared himself. After various torture sessions, including laceration on a wheel of swords in which he was resuscitated three times, George was executed by decapitation before Nicomedia's city wall, on 23 April 303. His body was returned to Lydda for burial, where Christians soon came to honour him as a martyr. (See link below to wikipedia for more information)