St Agnes Parish Bulletin 10th May 2020

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All our services will be celebrated in private by Fr. Thomas. Mass will be celebrated for the intentions of all our parishioners.


Month’s Mind:  Sean Laverty,  Sunday 10th May

MAY – THE MONTH OF MARY Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the rosary, knowing that by doing so they will be united with believers around the world asking for Mary’s intercession in stopping the coronavirus pandemic. “Contemplating the face of Christ with the heart of Mary, our mother, will make us even more united as a spiritual family and will help us overcome this time of trial,” the Pope said in a letter addressed to all Catholics. The month of May is traditionally devoted to Mary and many Catholics already are in the habit of praying the rosary at home during the month, he noted. “The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this ‘family’ aspect, also from a spiritual point of view.” Pope Francis wrote two prayers to Mary that can be recited at the end of the rosary, prayers he said he would be reciting “in spiritual union with all of you.” Both prayers acknowledge Mary’s closeness to her Son’s followers and ask for her protection and for her intercession just as she interceded with Jesus on behalf of the newlyweds at Cana who had run out of wine for their wedding feast. “We know that you will provide, so that, as at Cana in Galilee, joy and celebration may return after this time of trial,” one of the prayers read. Pope Francis’ prayers also include specific intentions for those who are sick, for those who care for them, for those who have died and those who mourn for them, for scientists seeking cures and vaccines and for government leaders who must find a way to protect their people. As a Parish let us unite in praying the rosary during this month of May. If you haven’t prayed the rosary for some time, now is the time to rediscover the beauty of this prayer and the power of this prayer. 


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