PARISH OF ST. BONIFACE, SHIRLEY, SOUTHAMPTON
MAY 29th., 2011
SIXTH SUNDAY of EASTERTIDE [A]
“I will not leave you orphans”
Presbytery: St. Boniface House, 413 Shirley Road Southampton SO15 3JD Tel: 023 80771231 Fax: 023 80528236
Parish Clergy: Father David Sillince [Parish Priest], Canon Terry Walsh [in retirement]
Safeguarding Officer: Anne Monaghan 023 80777691 Chair of Parish Pastoral Council: Jane Willcox.
Parish Secretary: Eileen B. Aylett Parish Office opening hours Monday Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 12.30pm
Newsletter deadline 9.00pm on Tuesday for inclusion on following Sunday, space permitting.
Parish Website: www.st-boniface.org.uk Parish Office e mail: office @st-boniface.org.uk
This Parish is within the Pastoral Area of Southampton Central & West. RC Diocese of Portsmouth Regd. Charity 246871
The Church is normally open on weekdays 8am-12noon, Saturdays 8am-11am & 5-7.45pm, Sundays 7.30am-12noon
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK We pray especially for:-
(Divine Office week 2)
Saturday May 28 ] 6.30pm Mass Rosie Purves, RIP
Sunday May 29 ] SIXTH SUNDAY of EASTERTIDE [A] 8.30am Mass Linda Ndeh‟s intentions
10.30am Mass Nancy Fraher, RIP
Monday May 30 of Easter 6 Eleventh Station of Light 10.00am Mass Margaret de Groen, RIP
[St. Luke Kirby, Martyr †London 1582]
(Bank Holiday, church opens 9am, closes 11am)
Tuesday May 31 Feast of the VISITATION of the BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 10.00am Mass Joel Mathew
Wednesday June 1 St. Justin, Martyr (†Rome c.165) Thirteenth Station 10.00am Mass Salve Tatel, RIP
First Vespers of Ascension Thursday,
with Benediction, at 6.15pm 6.15pm Vesp. .....................................................................
Thursday June 2 ASCENSION THURSDAY no Station today 10.00am Mass Margaret RIP & Bert de Groen
Friday June 3 St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs of Uganda 10.00am Mass Scariya family
First Station of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Saturday June 4 of Easter 6 Second Station 10.00am Mass Hermela & Benigno Malaya, RIP
6.30pm Mass is of 7th Sunday of Eastertide, within
Ascensiontide & the Novena for Pentecost
Confessions Saturdays after 10am Mass and from 5.45pm to 6.15pm PARISH PRAYER GROUP: Fridays 11am-12noon in the Hall, all welcome.
REFRESHMENTS in the Hall every Sunday after 10.30am Mass, also Fridays after 10am Mass.
Please pray for those who are sick MANY THANKS to all who worked so REGINA CAELI
especially: Colette Morfett, Mary Lewis, hard behind the scenes last Sunday so that Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia,
James Marsh, Patricia Cherry, Edward the children‟s First Holy Communion Mass For he whom you were worthy to bear,
Standley, Gilda North, Michael Sedotti, was such a joyful occasion and greatly alleluia.
Gordon Lyons, Joe Quarrie, Sheila appreciated. Has risen, as he said, alleluia;
White, Beth Jeffery. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Next Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary,
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Saturday Jun 4 at the 10am we welcome alleluia,
those with anniversaries at this time: Rose and prepare for Baptism Nadia Teresa For the Lord is risen indeed, alleluia.
Brown. May they rest in peace and rise in Prabucki. [replacing the ‘Hail Mary’ in Eastertide]
CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES: A SPRINGHILL SCHOOL: Following
COLLECTION: reminder that your next „event‟ is the away discussion with the Diocese, the Governing
May 22: Loose £558.37, Envelopes weekend at Marwell Activity Centre on Body has agreed to apply for academy
£480.45. Apportionment: Bankers‟ Orders Friday-Sunday June 17-19. status, being funded thereafter by the Dept.
£320.00, Gift Aid £180.00, Donation £500. Confirmation is on Sunday July 3, at 3p at for Education and not the Local Authority.
Total £2038.82. Clergy Training Fund Holy Family Church. In all major visible aspects this will mean no
£269.45. change. However, increased school
CAFOD „Connect2Bangladesh‟ charity YOUTH CLUBS: 1st. & 3rd. Fridays of responsibility, with less direct local control,
£83.25 [£4597.28]. Many thanks for these the month. Junior [‘Frogz’] ages 8-10 from should help creative organisation and
kind contributions. 6-7.15pm, Senior from 7.30-9pm. Both in management. To comment, enquire, or
Next weekend: Building & Maintenance the Hall. Next: this Friday June 3, then read academy minutes please contact the
Fund. June 17. All welcome. school.
THE NEW MISSAL STEP BY STEP: “THE ANCHOR PROGRAMME”: a THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
4 - The Readings six-week programme exploring the Catholic An association of ideas took me from the
One of the great blessings of the 1969 Mass faith, particularly recommended to Queen‟s recent happy visit to Ireland, to
is the greatly increased variety of readings catechists. Holy Family Church Thursday 9 Lord Saville‟s report on the 1972 „Bloody
compared with the Tridentine Mass. June to 14 July inclusive, 7.30-9pm. Sunday‟ in Derry (an enquiry which lasted
Also restored, for Sundays and solemn days, from 1998 to 2010) and so back to the
was the ancient practice of having three “FIRED UP” YOUTH EVENT to highly inflammatory interviewing of Colonel
readings – Old Testament, New Testament, celebrate Pentecost; Saturday June 11, Wilford by James Naughtie on the Today
Gospel - which has always been so in at 12.30-6pm at St. Stephen‟s, Winchester, for programme in 1999. Questioned as to
least some of the Oriental rites of the young people of secondary school age. whether the soldiers‟ anonymity should be
Church (where they have the custom, as in Postcards are available in the church porch. preserved in the enquiry, the Colonel,
early Christian Rome, of reading each exasperated, took the bull by the horns and
reading facing a different point of the said that „Bloody Sunday‟ had been hijacked
CELEBRATING MARRIAGE 2011. as a publicity cause by the IRA, to the
compass – south, north and east – to
Mass with Bishop Crispian at St. Bede‟s, exclusion of the memory of all the other
symbolise the spread of the word).
Basingstoke on Saturday June 18 for those „Bloody‟ events both in the province and on
We are also used to the Gospel being given
celebrating „significant wedding the mainland. He would not accept that
greater honour as being the word of Christ.
anniversaries‟ in our Diocese this year anybody supporting the enquiry was other
It is normal to use a different book, the
Please give your names to Fr. David. than an IRA supporter and ended up by
Gospel Book, to accompany it with candles
The Diocesan offices advise that places are equating every Ulster Catholic with
and incense, and to cross oneself three
still available. membership of the IRA.
times before the reading, while the Gospel
reader, properly a deacon, also makes the James Naughtie did his best to keep the
sign of the cross on the book and kisses it CHURCH FLOWERS: Jane Davies is interview on the rails, but after the last
after the reading. shortly having to take a couple of months statement, there was simply an eloquent
When we talk about the „Word of the off for health reasons and would welcome silence. Meanwhile politicians and members
Lord‟, what actually do we mean? Is it the volunteers to assist the other members of of the armed forces squirmed with
printed text, the words when they are the team. If you can help, please contact embarrassment and disassociated
spoken, or what? Probably we may say her (023) 80332467, or Parish Office. themselves from Colonel Wilford, the
that it is the spoken word as it is „lifted‟ off commanding officer at the time, now
the printed page and transmitted to the CAFOD – Getting Down to Business retired abroad.
people. Small businesses are vital for poor men and The full transcript of the interview was
Although the Missal contains no indication women in developing countries, giving published the next day, so that we could
of this, I have seen some priests, at the dignity and self-respect and security for the assure ourselves that what we thought we
words “This is the Gospel of the Lord”, future. Three actions we want our heard was indeed what we did hear. Seeing
perform a gesture which looks like blowing government to take: an interview - held when the adrenalin is
kisses at the congregation, as if to say: (1) Prioritise small businesses when freely flowing on both sides - reduced to
“The living word of God is not the print; it spending existing “Aid for Trade” budget plain, cold print is an odd experience. One
is alive through being conveyed to you from (2) Put them at the heart of international thing one notices is the strange blend of
my mouth, reaching your ears and strategies for wealth creation. coherence and incoherence, as an argument
(hopefully) your heart”. (3) Let poor countries develop their own prepared in advance clashes with the need
Maybe this occurs because our present local solutions to help small businesses. to extemporise, to cope with points which
translation says: “This is the word/Gospel See CAFOD noticeboard for more. are suddenly interjected and had not been
of the Lord”, which raises the question: Petition cards will be available to sign after part of the original plan. One reads with
“what is this?” The Latin merely says Sunday Masses this week and next. difficulty what one heard with ease.
Verbum Domini = The word of the Lord, and Reading Colonel Wilford‟s interview
that is what the reader will in future say, brought back a question I have often asked
DIOCESAN PRAYER INTENTIONS:
though our response remains the same. myself: what were the Gospel incidents,
Su: Legion of Mary. M: Worldwide
For the Gospel, the dialogue will now go: described in the carefully prepared and
Marriage Encounter. T: Students for
“The Lord be with you, And with your edited language of the evangelists, really
Priesthood/Diaconate. W: Diocesan
spirit; A reading from the Holy Gospel like? What was the Sermon on the Mount
Vocations Team. Th: Those to be
according to N., Glory to you, O Lord, like? Did Jesus really preach to a silent
ordained this year. F: Parish Pastoral
The Gospel of the Lord [not ‘This is ...’], crowd? Or was there heckling,
Assistants. Sa: Bishops of Clifton,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. interruptions, yawns and asides? What
Northampton, & Emeritus Archbishop of
That‟s familiar enough. But there is about Jesus‟ trial before Pilate? Was it
Westminster, priests of our Diocese.
something odd. In the Latin text, the really like a measure game of chess, as the
Gospel ends like the other readings: Gospel accounts suggest? Or did Pilate lose
Verbum Domini = The word of the Lord. A MISSION WEEK TO OUR his temper? Did the argument go like a
“The Gospel of the Lord” would be PASTORAL AREA Monday 18 July to quick-fire cross-examination? We shall
Evangelium Domini. And it ends Laus tibi, Friday 22 July inclusive; led by the “St. never know; we have to imagine.
Christe = Praise to you, O Christ. It is Patrick‟s Community”. Masses in different Almost certainly, though, the Gospel
strange that the new translation, concerned churches of the area, talks, school accounts are refined, while the real event
almost to a fault with reproducing the Latin assemblies. Full details to follow. Please was probably more earthy. And conversely
text exactly in English, does not do so here. note the dates now. we receive the story of Jesus in this neatly
Was somebody asleep? prepared Biblical form, and then turn it into
The actual Readings are not affected by the FIRST HOLY COMMUNION photos something rough-and-ready as we try to live
translation change, so that‟s easy. please order by this Monday May 30. it out in our lives.