News for Sunday 29th May: The Seventh Sunday of Easter

News from St Mary the Virgin, Kenton on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2022: The Seventh Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ has Risen!”
“He has Risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

It is the greeting that we were met with on Easter Sunday and today (Thursday 26th May) we have celebrated His Ascension into Heaven on this Ascension Day. We have spent 40 days rejoicing in The Resurrection; but now we are inspired by a new revelation as Jesus is taken up to Heaven. What better time can there be for Christians throughout the World to join together in 10 days of prayer.

We pray the words “Thy Kingdom Come” in the Lord's Prayer every day, perhaps in church, or with family or friends, or alone. But we are not alone. We are one of hundreds and thousands of disciples who have chosen to follow Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. “Thy Kingdom Come” is a global celebration of Our Risen and Ascended Lord this Ascensiontide. Do please check out the “Thy Kingdom Come” web-site for prayer suggestions and ways that you can get involved: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

If you were in St Mary's Church last Sunday, you may have heard that Johnette Clarke and Ken Elliott were re-elected as Churchwardens for this year. Well done to you both and thanks for all you do! Ken said “It's been a busy time” and there is a busy time ahead: firstly with The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations next weekend. Do please come and support our Free Platinum Jubilee Tea Party at St. Mary's on Friday 3rd June from 2.00pm – 6.00pm. If you can't be there, your donations would be most appreciated.

Followed, on Sunday 5th June with our celebration of Pentecost, when everyone is encouraged to wear red or brightly coloured clothing to the Mass. But more of that next week.

In the meantime, we continue to pray for Bishop Jonathan, Archdeacon Catherine, Area Dean Ann and our Churchwardens, Johnette and Ken as they finalise the selection of our next Vicar.

The first Mass of Sunday is on Saturday 28th May at 6.00pm. Parish Mass is on Sunday 29th May at 10.30am. Let us pray, with renewed commitment:
“Our Father,
Who art in Heaven;
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy Kingdom Come.”

David Griffiths