Our Lady in the month of May
It is a centuries-old custom of Catholics to dedicate the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The month of May is always part of the Easter season, the fifty days we celebrate in the liturgy the Resurrection of Our Lord, a time also of awaiting the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The celebration of May as a Marian month fits well with the liturgical celebrations of Easter and Pentecost as we recall Mary’s great joy in her Son’s victory over death as well as her presence with the apostles in the upper room prayerfully awaiting the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Let us Pray the Rosary with Mary during this Marian month. Let us especially commend to her our prayers for life, marriage, and religious liberty. Let us all place ourselves in the school of Mary to learn from her how to love God more fervently and to love one another as her Son has loved us.
O Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, in this time of trial we turn to you. As our Mother, you
love us and know us: no concern of our hearts is hidden from you. Mother of mercy, how often
we have experienced your watchful care and your peaceful presence! You never cease to
guide us to Jesus, the Prince of Peace...
Holy Mother, amid the misery of our sinfulness, amid our struggles and weaknesses, amid the
mystery of iniquity that is evil and war, you remind us that God never abandons us, but
continues to look upon us with love, ever ready to forgive us and raise us up to new life. He
has given you to us and made your Immaculate Heart a refuge for the Church and for all
humanity. By God’s gracious will, you are ever with us; even in the most troubled moments of our history, you are there to guide us with tender love
We are encouraging parishioners to pay their collection by direct debit or through online banking. Please do consider paying your weekly collection by direct debit if you do not already do so. If you bank online, you can round up whatever you pay weekly into a monthly figure or make one off payments. You can also set your own frequency. The HSBC are now charging us for banking cash so the less cash the less charges. Bank details as below:
HSBC, Account Name: St.Peter & All Souls R C Church, Account no. 51333151, sort-code: 40-36-34
you can download a standing order mandate (below) to fill in and hand
to your bank or to the parish office. Also, if you pay tax please
consider gift aiding your collection, this will not be at any extra cost
STANDING ORDER MANDATE.pdf
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CAFOD – World Food Crisis
The scale of this global crisis is immense – but together, we are far from powerless.
In Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Sudan, up to 20 million people are fighting for their very survival. The threat of extreme hunger is forcing people to spend their life-savings or leave their homes.
This is not normal – no one facing this kind of hunger could ever claim it was normal.
World Food Crisis -Appeal for your help:
New Fundraising Events Web Page – Fundraising newsletter with information for future and past events please click on the link.
Fundraising events (stpetersallsouls.com)
Help us to raise £1.3m to repair St Peter and All Souls Roman Catholic Church and help prevent it from closure. Our church has been at the heart of Peterborough's diverse community for over 125 years, and we need your help
Charity Registration No. 278742
If you would like to help raise money towards the building work at All Souls, you can pay directly into the fundraising account at HSBC Sort code: 40-36-15 Account number: 72401436. Account Name: St Peters & All Souls RC Church.
If your Alive in Faith has come to an end, please consider donating to our Building Fund.
If you do not bank online you can print off the standing order, complete the details, hand in to the parish office and we can set this up for you.
Standing Order Mandate building fund.pdf
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