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ST JOHN VIANNEY CHURCH

West Green
4 Vincent Road, London N15 3QH
Parish Office Tel No: 020-8888-5518 E-mail: westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
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Our website: http://stjohnvianneywestgreen.co.uk/
(SJV Parish Centre 020-8888-5518)

14th /15th April 2017 - EASTER OCTAVE -THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
Dear Parishioners,

Many people say: life is about experiences. Im fortunate to have had some amazing life experiences.
Thirteen summers ago, I worked and travelled around America. During my travels I went surfing, sand-
dune buggying, white-water-rafting, hiked mountains, explored the Grand Canyon, stayed in a cowboy
ranch, and even did a sky-dive and a bungee jump (in the same day!). However, none of these experiences
compares to the experience of the risen Jesus Christ in my life.

I - like all of you, I imagine - have been through difficulties. The times I placed my trust in him during these
difficulties, I experienced his amazing risen power. However, it wasnt easy to trust him during those times.
I suppose it was a bit like doing a bungee jump and sky dive. There are fewer things more unnatural than
sticking your head outside a plane at 30,000 feet, or leaning your body over the edge of a platform 173 feet
above a swimming pool with your feet bound. I did these things not because I had a previous experience of
it working, but because other people had done it before and
survived to tell me how amazing it was.

I suppose its the same as experiencing the risen Jesus.


Trusting him does not feel natural. It is very scary, but
amazing. Once I had experienced the risen Jesus, I no longer
wanted to seek the experiences the world and my
contemporaries sought: money, fame, a nice car, the perfect
relationship, the perfect job, exciting holidays. I wanted to
tell other people about Jesus Christ, and the amazing things
he can do in their lives too.

Jesus resurrection happened 2000 years ago. But Jesus is


still alive! He is in heaven constantly willing everyone to
experience his power to rise from every possible human situation: bereavement, illness, financial
problems, marriage difficulties, problems with studies at school, psychological problems, addictions, anger,
jealousy, hopelessness. Jesus raises up everyone who surrenders their lives to him.
Catholic Christian faith is an amazing experience of Jesus as a personal saviour. It involves making the same
leaps of faith that sticking our heads out of a plane, and leaning our body weight over a high platform
involves. Instead of planes and tall buildings, this faith experience could be finding new and creative ways
to express love to our loved ones, forgiving people at home, work or school, making more time to pray,
joining a bible prayer group in the parish, doing some voluntary work, giving more money to the Church for
her mission to evangelise, or to a charity. This new way of life might be scary, but life is about experiences.
Why not experience the risen Jesus Christ in a new and deeper way?

I pray you experience, even more so, the power of Jesus resurrection today and throughout the whole of
the Easter season, by asking him for help in your life, and by making a new personal commitment to follow
him. I invite you to become the risen Jesus to people by sharing the Good News of the power of his
resurrection that you have experienced to them this week.

Wishing you abundant Easter blessings,

Fr Damian
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY IN Please contact the Parish Office to book
LAST SUNDAYS COLLECTIONS your place on the course.

HOLY WEEK MASS TIMES EPIC: A JOURNEY THROUGH CHURCH


SAT 15th SUN 16th APRIL HISTORY
Easter Vigil 7.30pm Join us either on Tuesdays (7.30-9.00pm)
Easter Sunday 9 & 11am or Wednesdays (10.00-11.30am) in the
Jubilee Hall. Next Sessions:
CATECHETICAL PROGRAMMES Weak Leaders and Schism Part I
All the Catechetical activities take place in on 18th and 19th April 2017.
the Parish Hall. Any enquiries please contact
Sr. Devy on 07403 784463 PARISH PLANNING GIVING & GIFT AID
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES for 2017-2018
RCIA - RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION.
OF ADULTS:
We thank all those who support our parish
Let us continue to pray for our Candidates
through the weekly offertory, loose change,
during their journey of faith and welcome
envelopes and Standing Orders. Today and
them to our Easter Vigil Mass at 7.30pm,
over the next weekend a member of the
where they will be received fully into the
Finance Committee will be available to sign
Church.
up any parishioners who wish to make their
contribution by envelopes or standing order
SATURDAY MORNING RELIGIOUS and new parishioners who wish to sign up
INSTRUCTION
for envelopes.
Next Session: 22nd April, 10am-11.15am
If you are using envelopes and not on Gift
followed by Mass on
Aid please consider putting your offertory
Sunday 23rd April at 11am.
in Gift Aid.
CHANGE IN THE PROGRAMME: If you pay UK tax you can join the Gift Aid
The Religious Instruction programme Scheme and the Church as a registered
for 2017-2018 will be held on charity, will claim the tax back on your
SUNDAYS 9.30am - 10.45am. offertory contributions increasing this gift
by 25p for each 1 given, if your annual
FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME income tax is more that the tax we will
Theme 8 - Sat. 22nd April, 10am reclaim.
in the Hume Hall If you no longer pay tax please contact
Leaders Meeting: Sat. 22nd April Germaine. Thank You!
(after session) in the Hume Hall Over the past few years several parishioners
Church 11am Mass - Sunday 23rd. did not collect their box of envelopes.
Could you please confirm whether you still
want to support your parish by using
CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME
offertory envelopes.
Theme 8 - Sat. 22nd April, from 3.30pm in
Today, we have over a 100 boxes still to be
the Hume Hall, followed by 6pm Mass.
collected.
This is a combined session with parents
and all parents are invited to come. CARDINALS LENTEN APPEAL
THE CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM For those who wish to contribute to the
If you would like to have your child baptised Cardinals Lenten Appeal. Please use the
on the 13th May 17 or later, the next envelopes provided. Thank you.
sessions will be on Monday, 8th & 22nd 17.
FUN-D-RAISING EVENTS PARISH OUTREACH
TEAS /COFFEE SOUP RUN the next Soup Run on
In the Parish Hall after (Sun.) 9am and Sat. 22nd April Group C
11am Masses
"AWAKE LONDON A Catholic Bible
ST. JOHN VIANNEY FILM NIGHT Convention and Healing Service Led by
Showing The Miracles of Our Lady of Anointing Fire Ministry, UK
Fatima takes place on (www.sehionuk.org/www.sehion.net) on
Thursday 20th April at 7pm in the Parish Saturday 22nd April from 2pm to 6pm in St
Hall. Francis de Sales Catholic Church,
The next Film Night showing Tottenham, N17 8AG. There will be Holy
The Colditz story Mass, Praise and Worship, Preaching the
takes place on Sunday 30th April at 5pm in Word of God, Eucharistic Adoration and
the parish Hall. separate sessions for children. Free Car
All welcome. Parking available. All welcome.

COME AND SEE - BECOMING A FOLK MASS WORKSHOP


PERMANENT DEACON. At St. Mellitus Catholic Church on Saturday
Men wanting to know more about the 29th April from 2- 4 pm.
permanent diaconate are invited to come to An opportunity to learn a number of new
a two hour meeting at Ealing Abbey Parish hymns that may not be found in the regular
Centre, Charlbury Grove, W5 2DY on hymn books, and scripture based specially
Saturday 29th April from 10am to noon. No for folk Mass.
booking needed. Wives welcome. Contact For more information contact, Cecil by
details: Deacon Adrian Cullen 07961 calling, 07588 110 038 or email,
594725 or ccssquared@hotmail.
Deacon Anthony Clark 07545 373548.
ST IGNATIUS PARISH 10 MILE
PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA SPONSORED WALK on 23 April at 11am.
Fr Damian will be leading St. Peters Starting at St Ignatius Church, Stamford Hill
Catholic Church, Hatfield, Herts on a and walking along the River Lea.
Pilgrimage to Fatima All funds raised go to CARIS Haringey, who
From Saturday 21st October to Thursday helps homeless families.
26th October. Contact Pauline Daly for sponsor forms on
If you would like to come, please speak to Fr 020 8808 1268.
Damian for an itinerary, and a booking form.
Price: 699 per person.
Deposit of 200.00.
Places are limited and on a first-come, first-
served basis.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN PALMERS


GREEN AND WINCHMORE HILL are
holding a worship and prayer service for the
Enfield Refugees Welcome Project. TO ALL PARISHIONERS
All Welcome. 7:30pm, Wednesday the 19th HAVE A BLESSED EASTER
of April at St Monicas Palmers Green.
FROM
THE PARISH TEAM
Entrance Antiphon
I have risen, and I am with you still, alleluia. THIS WEEK WE PRAY FOR
You have laid your hand upon me, alleluia.
Too wonderful for me, this knowledge, alleluia, The repose of the soul:
alleluia. Joseph Folan
Martin Kilmartin
First reading Latchmine Dookie
Acts 10:34, 37-43
Mohan Dookie
Psalm 117 Sr Catherine Buckley, OLA
This day was made by the Lord: we rejoice and are Jane Donegan
glad. Keith Cormican
Bobby Massiah
Second reading
Colossians 3:1-4 RIP
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! RIP Anniversary:
Christ, our passover, has been sacrificed: Policarpio David
let us celebrate the feast then, in the Lord.
Alleluia! Special Intentions:
Rebecca Ononogbo & Family
Gospel The Miller Family
John 20:1-9 Yvonne Joseph & Family
Communion Antiphon Harry Smyth
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed, alleluia; Bertie Riley
Gioconda Lopez
therefore let us keep the feast with the unleavened
bread
of purity and truth, alleluia, alleluia. Easter Blessing
Fatchna Joan OCallaghan
Helen Shine
MASS & SERVICE TIMES
For the sick and those in our parish
Mass 9:15am Frank Fox, John & Kathy ORouke, Nellie
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, OShea, Sherry Arul, Pauline & John
Friday, Saturday Mooney, Rita Mongelard,
Sarah Namagambe, Val Eaves,
(Sat.) 6pm; Yvonne Joseph,
Sunday: 9:00am and 11:00am
NAMES NOT LISTED ABOVE,
Sacrament of Reconciliation: ARE LISTED IN OUR BOOK OF INTENTIONS.
Saturday: from 9:45 am 10:15am

PARISH OFFICE HOURS


PARISH TEAM Tues to Fri 10am-12noon, 1pm-4pm
Fr. Joe Ryan, Parish Priest
Fr Damian Ryan, Assistant Priest To make an appointment
Sr. Devy Pranadjaja, Parish Sister Phone: 0208 888 5518 or email
Germaine Ng Ying, Parish Adm/Secretary westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
We cannot guarantee to have anyone available outside
of these hours.