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Chronicle Church Notices this week
Last Sunday was the second Sunday of Easter also known as the Divine Mercy Sunday, Low Sunday, Octave day of Easter and historically  St. Thomas’s Sunday.
Eight days after the Resurrection Jesus miraculously entered a locked room, and showed His  wounds to the disciples. Then He ate and drank with them, to prove that He was not a ghost or a phantom, but that He was really Jesus Christ, in the flesh. He  breathed on them and said “Receive the Holy Spirit”. One of the disciples  Thomas, was absent from this meeting and he said that he would need physical  proof as he mistrust the claim. So Jesus appeared again and invited Thomas to put his fingers in his side and touch the wounds. Thomas did and after  seeing and feeling for himself he finally believed in saying “My Lord and my God”. Thomas’s initial refusal to believe in the Resurrection is still remembered  outside of the church today in the saying ‘doubting Thomas’ used when someone  disbelieves what another is saying.
The Divine Mercy  is a Roman Catholic devotion to the merciful love of God and the desire to let  that love and mercy flow through one's own heart towards those in need of it. The devotion is due to Sister Mary Faustina Kowalska (b.1905-d.1938) a Polish Nun  whom reported visions and visitations from Jesus. Beatification of Sr.Faustina  was carried out by Pope John Paul II on April 18th 1993 and she was canonized on April 30 2000 becoming the 1st Saint of the 21st Century.
Our thanks go out to Father Raphael Zernoff who has been travelling up from East London to celebrate mass over the last weekend. Friday 20th 7.30pm is the Annual Quiz Night + Fish’n’Chips. Walk for Water in aid of Cafod takes place on 28th April, see poster in porch. Please remember in your prayers the Children preparing for First Holy Communion on 9th June.
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